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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456577/is-ultrasound-screening-for-vasa-praevia-clinically-justified-and-a-financially-viable-screening-test-a-literature-review
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Gillian Coleman, Heather Venables
Vasa praevia is an obstetric complication currently not screened for within the United Kingdom, which if undetected prenatally can lead to fetal death when the membranes rupture. Internationally, guidelines are available providing guidance on the best screening policy and management pathways. However, the UK National Screening Committee and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists do not support screening due to a lack of evidence. Recent studies explore the ability of ultrasound to detect vasa praevia prenatally in both the general and high-risk populations...
February 2018: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455578/evaluating-the-effects-of-copper-supplement-during-pregnancy-on-premature-rupture-of-membranes-and-pregnancy-outcome-some-statistical-issues
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Ahmed M Abbas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453682/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-and-histologic-chorioamnionitis-in-preterm-infants-controlled-study
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N Katz, Y Bar-Or, A Raucher-Sterrnfeld, A Tamir, D Kohelet
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn is one of the most challenging acute disorders of postnatal transition with substantial morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to find if there is an association between persistent pulmonary hypertension and histologic chorioamnionitis in preterm infants. 27 preterm infants with echocardiographic evidence of PPHN within the first 3 days of life were eligible for the study. A matched control group of 27 patients was chosen according to gestational age, date of birth, and gender...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449668/rhinovirus-3c-protease-suppresses-apoptosis-and-triggers-caspase-independent-cell-death
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Mark Lötzerich, Pascal S Roulin, Karin Boucke, Robert Witte, Oleg Georgiev, Urs F Greber
Apoptosis and programmed necrosis (necroptosis) determine cell fate, and antagonize infection. Execution of these complementary death pathways involves the formation of receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1) containing complexes. RIPK1 binds to adaptor proteins, such as TRIF (Toll-IL-1 receptor-domain-containing-adaptor-inducing interferon-beta factor), FADD (Fas-associated-protein with death domain), NEMO (NF-κB regulatory subunit IKKγ), SQSTM1 (sequestosome 1/p62), or RIPK3 (receptor-interacting protein kinase 3), which are involved in RNA sensing, NF-κB signaling, autophagosome formation, apoptosis, and necroptosis...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447245/adverse-obstetric-outcomes-during-delivery-hospitalizations-complicated-by-suicidal-behavior-among-us-pregnant-women
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Qiu-Yue Zhong, Bizu Gelaye, Jordan W Smoller, Paul Avillach, Tianxi Cai, Michelle A Williams
OBJECTIVE: The effects of suicidal behavior on obstetric outcomes remain dangerously unquantified. We sought to report on the risk of adverse obstetric outcomes for US women with suicidal behavior at the time of delivery. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of delivery hospitalizations from 2007-2012 National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample. From the same hospitalization record, International Classification of Diseases codes were used to identify suicidal behavior and adverse obstetric outcomes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437933/well-appearing-newborn-with-a-vesiculobullous-rash-at-birth
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Sarah E Stewart, Jody L Lin, Jennifer L Everhart, Trung H Pham, Ann L Marqueling, Kerri E Rieger, Sarah L Hilgenberg
A term, appropriate-for-gestational-age, male infant born via normal spontaneous vaginal delivery presented at birth with a full-body erythematous, vesiculobullous rash. He was well-appearing with normal vital signs and hypoglycemia that quickly resolved. His father had a history of herpes labialis. His mother had an episode of herpes zoster during pregnancy and a prolonged rupture of membranes that was adequately treated. The patient underwent a sepsis workup, including 2 attempted but unsuccessful lumbar punctures, and was started on broad-spectrum antibiotics and acyclovir, given concerns about bacterial or viral infection...
February 6, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436080/fetoscopic-laser-photocoagulation-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Haruhiko Sago, Keisuke Ishii, Rika Sugibayashi, Katsusuke Ozawa, Masahiro Sumie, Seiji Wada
The aim of this study was to review fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP), which ablates placental vascular anastomoses to treat twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). A review of studies reporting on the procedures, outcomes, complications and nonconventional applications of FLP for TTTS was conducted. FLP has been established as the primary treatment for monochorionic twin pregnancy associated with TTTS at 16-26 weeks. FLP is the only therapy that directly addresses the underlying pathophysiology. The recent technique modification of FLP, referred to as the 'Solomon technique', induces selective coagulation to connect the anastomoses ablation sites and has been introduced to reduce residual anastomoses...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436060/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-for-women-with-preterm-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-prior-to-37-weeks-gestation-for-improving-pregnancy
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Jacqueline Pich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434061/immediate-neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-born-to-mothers-with-preterm-pre-labour-rupture-of-membranes
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Niveditha Dannapaneni, Tejopratap Oleti, Tarakeswari Surapaneni, Deepak Sharma, Srinivas Murki
Background & objectives: With the use of early and appropriate use of antibiotics, outcomes have improved in the mother-infant dyads exposed to preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (PPROM). This study was undertaken to evaluate immediate neonatal outcomes in infants born before 33 completed weeks of gestation to mothers with PPROM versus without PPROM. Methods: During the study period from January 2013 to December 2013, a total of 182 mother-infant dyads were prospectively included in the study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433273/transport-of-cellular-water-during-drying-an-understanding-of-cell-rupturing-mechanism-in-apple-tissue
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Md Imran H Khan, Szilvia Anett Nagy, M A Karim
The cellular structure of food tissue is complex, and it is difficult to understand the morphological changes during drying. Three different cellular environments, namely intracellular space, intercellular space, and cell wall in food tissue contain a different proportion of water. It is crucial to understand the moisture migration mechanisms from different cellular environments during drying for improving energy efficiency and for ensuring better quality dried foods. Due to the lack of sufficient understanding of transport mechanisms of different types of water, existing mathematical models for food drying have been developed without considering these components separately...
March 2018: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430983/c-reactive-protein-and-white-blood-cell-count-as-predictors-of-maternal-and-neonatal-infections-in-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-between-34-and-41-weeks-of-gestation
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Manisha Rewatkar, Shuchi Jain, Manish Jain, Kanchan Mohod
Prelabour rupture of the membranes (PLROM) is defined as rupture of membranes before the onset of labour. It is one of the most common clinical events, where pregnancy can turn into a high-risk situation for mother and foetus. As prevention of PLROM is difficult, one has to concentrate on management to reduce its complications. Accurate prediction of infection remains a main challenge in cases of PLROM. We conducted a prospective study of all women admitted for PLROM at or after 34-41 weeks of gestation to investigate the predictive value of C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell (WBC) count for early-onset neonatal infection (EONI) and maternal chorioamnionitis...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426264/comparison-between-maternal-and-neonatal-outcome-of-pprom-in-the-cases-of-amniotic-fluid-index-afi-of-more-and-less-than-5-cm
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Ashraf Sadat Mousavi, Neda Hashemi, Maryam Kashanian, Narges Sheikhansari, Arash Bordbar, Shayesteh Parashi
The study was performed on pregnant women with a gestational age of 26-32 weeks of pregnancy, who had been admitted to the hospital with a confirmed diagnosis of premature rupture of membranes. In all eligible women, ultrasounds were performed for the evaluation of amniotic fluid index. Then, the women were divided into two groups according to amniotic fluid index of ≥5 cm and <5 cm. These women were followed and monitored up to delivery. The women of the two groups did not have significant difference between them according to age, gestational age at the time of ruptured membrane, body mass index, gravidity, parity, gestational age at delivery and route of delivery...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425894/diabetic-macroangiopathy-pathogenetic-insights-and-novel-therapeutic-approaches-with-focus-on-high-glucose-mediated-vascular-damage
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REVIEW
Rosalinda Madonna, Damiana Pieragostino, Carmela Rita Balistreri, Claudia Rossi, Yong-Jian Geng, Piero Del Boccio, Raffaele De Caterina
Diabetic macroangiopathy - a specific form of accelerated atherosclerosis - is characterized by intra-plaque new vessel formation due to excessive/abnormal neovasculogenesis and angiogenesis, increased vascular permeability of the capillary vessels, and tissue edema, resulting in frequent atherosclerotic plaque hemorrhage and plaque rupture. Mechanisms that may explain the premature and rapidly progressive nature of atherosclerosis in diabetes are multiple, and to a large extent still unclear. However, mechanisms related to hyperglycemia certainly play an important role...
February 6, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421303/ultrafast-glucose-responsive-high-loading-capacity-erythrocyte-to-self-regulate-the-release-of-insulin
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Donglin Xia, Hong He, Ying Wang, Kaiyu Wang, Huaqin Zuo, Haiying Gu, Peipei Xu, Yong Hu
Insulin (INS) delivery system that can mimic normal insulin secretion to maintain the blood glucose level (BGL) in the normal range is an ideal treatment for diabetes. However, most of the existing closed-loop INS delivery systems respond slowly to the changes in BGL, resulting in a time lag between the abnormal BGL and the release of INS, which is not suitable for practical application. In this study, glucose oxidase (GOx)-modified erythrocytes are used as INS carriers (GOx-INS-ER) that can rapidly self-regulate the release of INS upon the changes in BGL...
February 5, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420842/acute-myocardial-infarction-complicated-with-ventricular-septal-rupture-and-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Munevver Sari, Gokhan Kahveci, Alev Kilicgedik, Mehmet Ayturk, Selcuk Pala
Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is a rare but fatal complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with an associated mortality that ranges from 41% to 80%. The treatment consists of supplemental oxygenation, afterload reduction, intraaortic balloon pump, and surgical repair. In selected patients, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and/or percutaneous closure of the defect can be considered if anatomically appropriate. Echocardiography evaluates the morphology and location of the defect, anatomical concerns for percutaneous closure, and accompanying pathologies...
February 8, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417367/chlamydia-trachomatis-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-meta-analysis-of-patients-with-and-without-infection
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Courtney Olson-Chen, Kripa Balaram, David N Hackney
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a meta-analysis to determine the association between Chlamydia trachomatis and adverse perinatal outcomes. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched between 1970 and 2013. Included studies reported perinatal outcomes in women with and without chlamydia. Summary odds ratios were calculated using fixed- and random-effects models. Study bias was assessed using a Funnel Plot and Begg's test. RESULTS: Of 129 articles identified, 56 studies met the inclusion criteria encompassing 614,892 subjects...
February 7, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408692/proteomic-analysis-of-the-sarcolemma-enriched-fraction-from-dystrophic-mdx-4cv-skeletal-muscle
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Sandra Murphy, Margit Zweyer, Michael Henry, Paula Meleady, Rustam R Mundegar, Dieter Swandulla, Kay Ohlendieck
The highly progressive neuromuscular disorder dystrophinopathy is triggered by primary abnormalities in the Dmd gene, which causes cytoskeletal instability and loss of sarcolemmal integrity. Comparative organellar proteomics was employed to identify sarcolemma-associated proteins with an altered concentration in dystrophic muscle tissue from the mdx-4cv mouse model of dystrophinopathy. A lectin agglutination method was used to prepare a sarcolemma-enriched fraction and resulted in the identification of 190 significantly changed protein species...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408314/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-inhibition-induces-loss-of-matrix-mcl1-and-necrosis-in-cholangiocarcinoma
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Ayano Kabashima, Petra Hirsova, Steven F Bronk, Matthew C Hernandez, Mark J Truty, Sumera Rizvi, Scott H Kaufmann, Gregory J Gores
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Myeloid cell leukemia1 (MCL1), a prosurvival member of the BCL2 protein family, plays a pivotal role in human cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cell survival. We have previously reported that fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) signaling mediates MCL1-dependent survival of CCA cells in vitro and in vivo. However, the mode and mechanisms of cell death in this model were not delineated. METHODS: Human CCA cell lines were treated with the pan-FGFR inhibitor LY2874455 and the mode of cell death examined by several complementary assays...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407145/simple-fabrication-of-rough-halloysite-nanotubes-coatings-by-thermal-spraying-for-high-performance-tumor-cells-capture
#19
Rui He, Mingxian Liu, Yan Shen, Rong Liang, Wei Liu, Changren Zhou
Here, we reported a fast, low-cost, and effective fabrication method of large-area and rough halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) coatings by thermal spraying of HNTs ethanol dispersions. A uniform HNTs coating with high transparence is achieved with tailorable surface roughness and thickness. Compared with normal cells, the tumor cells can be captured effectively with high capture yield by the HNTs coatings (expect HeLa cells), which is attributed to the enhanced topographic interactions between HNTs coating and cancer cells...
April 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406268/therapeutic-n-acetyl-cysteine-nac-following-initiation-of-maternal-inflammation-attenuates-long-term-offspring-cerebral-injury-as-evident-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri
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Hila Sharabi, Nizar Khatib, Yuval Ginsberg, Zeev Weiner, Michael G Ross, Blumenfeld-Katzir Tamar, Sasson Efrat, Hallak Mordechai, Ron Beloosesky
OBJECTIVE: Maternal infection/inflammation may induce fetal inflammatory responses, which have been associated with long-term offspring cerebral injury. We previously demonstrated that prophylactic N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), administered prior to and following maternal lipopolysaccharide (LPS), reduced offspring cerebral injury as evident on MRI. In the present study, we used MRI to examine the effect of therapeutic NAC following maternal LPS-induced inflammation on neonatal brain injury...
February 1, 2018: Neuroscience
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