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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813702/tocolysis-for-in-utero-surgery-atosiban-performs-distinctly-better-than-magnesium-sulfate
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Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Franziska Krähenmann, Margret Hüsler, Martin Meuli, Ueli Moehrlen, Lucca Mazzone, Peter Biro, Roland Zimmermann
INTRODUCTION: To compare tocolysis with magnesium sulfate versus atosiban regarding the occurrence of short-term preterm labor and maternal side effects during and after open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective nonrandomized cohort study was performed including 30 fetal MMC cases. The first 15 cases (group 1) received magnesium sulfate according to the MOMS protocol. In the following 15 cases (group 2), magnesium sulfate was substituted by atosiban...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813455/maternal-serum-c-reactive-protein-concentration-and-intra-amniotic-inflammation-in-women-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Ivana Musilova, Marian Kacerovsky, Martin Stepan, Tomas Bestvina, Lenka Pliskova, Barbora Zednikova, Bo Jacobsson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) in relation to the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and/or intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI). METHODS: Two hundred and eighty-seven women with singleton pregnancies complicated by PPROM between 2014 and 2016 were included in this study. Maternal blood and amniotic fluid samples were collected at the time of admission...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812466/florid-intussusceptive-like-microvascular-dysangiogenesis-in-a-preterm-lung
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Monique E De Paepe, Merline Kocheekkaran V Benny, Lauren Priolo, Francois I Luks, Svetlana Shapiro
The cellular mechanisms underlying the microvascular dysangiogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (chronic lung disease of the newborn) remain largely undetermined. We report unusual pulmonary vascular findings in a 27-week-gestation male newborn who died on the second day of life from intractable respiratory failure, following a pregnancy complicated by prolonged membrane rupture and persistent severe oligohydramnios. As expected, postmortem examination revealed pulmonary hypoplasia (lung/body weight ratio: 2...
September 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810752/rupturing-the-hemi-fission-intermediate-in-membrane-fission-under-tension-reaction-coordinates-kinetic-pathways-and-free-energy-barriers
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Guojie Zhang, Marcus Müller
Membrane fission is a fundamental process in cells, involved inter alia in endocytosis, intracellular trafficking, and virus infection. Its underlying molecular mechanism, however, is only incompletely understood. Recently, experiments and computer simulation studies have revealed that dynamin-mediated membrane fission is a two-step process that proceeds via a metastable hemi-fission intermediate (or wormlike micelle) formed by dynamin's constriction. Importantly, this hemi-fission intermediate is remarkably metastable, i...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807394/preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-the-membranes-a-disease-of-the-fetal-membranes
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Ramkumar Menon, Lauren S Richardson
Preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes (pPROM) remains a significant obstetric problem that affects 3-4% of all pregnancies and precedes 40-50% of all preterm births. pPROM arises from complex, multifaceted pathways. In this review, we summarize some old concepts and introduce some novel theories related to pPROM pathophysiology. Specifically, we introduce the concept that pPROM is a disease of the fetal membranes where inflammation-oxidative stress axis plays a major role in producing pathways that can lead to membrane weakening through a variety of processes...
August 11, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806284/is-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-practical-in-severe-chest-trauma-a-systematic-review-in-single-center-of-developing-country
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Up Huh, Seunghwan Song, Sung Woon Chung, Sang-Pil Kim, Chung Won Lee, Hyo Young Ahn, Miju Bae, Seon Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in patients with rupture of heart and major vessels caused by severe chest trauma. METHODS: From April 2015 to May 2016, 10 patients with suspected injuries to the heart and major vessels following focused assessment with sonography in trauma or computed tomography were selected from patients admitted at a level I trauma centre presenting with cardiac tamponade and tension haemothorax due to severe chest trauma...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805620/ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-for-extremely-low-birth-weight-neonates-requiring-resuscitation-at-birth
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Tai-Ho Hung, Ting-Xuan Huang, T'sang-T'ang Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: Difficulties often encountered during intubation in extremely low birth-weight (ELBW) neonates requiring resuscitation at birth because of the smaller airway and the pressure from the limited number of attempts before hemodynamic instability occurs. CASE REPORT: We evaluated two pregnant women at 26 weeks of gestation with premature rupture of membranes and evidence of chorioamnionitis and applied the concept of ex utero intrapartum treatment, which involved delaying cord clamping (DCC) after establishing a secured airway with adequate ventilation during cesarean delivery...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804665/management-of-traumatic-cataract-with-posterior-capsular-rupture-a-case-report-and-in-vitro-model-study
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Wenjuan Wan, Ke Hu, Yan Ji, Can Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the optimal strategy for surgical management of traumatic cataract with posterior capsular rupture. METHODS: We describe four cases of traumatic cataract with posterior capsular rupture and an in vitro model built to evaluate the optimal infusion pressure during surgery. RESULTS: All patients underwent cataract surgery. By using an anterior chamber maintainer to elevate infusion pressure, we safely performed cataract extraction without phacoemulsification...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801040/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-blunt-cardiac-rupture-a-case-report
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Shunsuke Kudo, Keiji Tanaka, Kunihiko Okada, Takahiro Takemura
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) followed by operating room sternotomy, rather than resuscitative thoracotomy, might be life-saving for patients with blunt cardiac rupture and cardiac arrest who do not have multiple severe traumatic injuries. A 49-year-old man was injured in a vehicle crash and transferred to the emergency department. On admission, he was hemodynamically stable, but a plain chest radiograph revealed a widened mediastinum, and echocardiography revealed hemopericardium. A computed tomography scan revealed hemopericardium and mediastinal hematoma, without other severe traumatic injuries...
August 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799902/innate-immunity-to-intracellular-pathogens-balancing-microbial-elimination-and-inflammation
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Gabriel Mitchell, Ralph R Isberg
Recent excitement regarding immune clearance of intracellular microorganisms has focused on two systems that maintain cellular homeostasis. One system includes cellular autophagy components that mediate degradation of pathogens in membrane-bound compartments, in a process termed xenophagy. The second system is driven by interferon-regulated GTPases that promote rupture of pathogen-containing vacuoles and microbial degradation. In the case of xenophagy, pathogen sequestration and compartmentalization suppress inflammation...
August 9, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798867/effect-of-intraplaque-angiogenesis-to-atherosclerotic-rupture-prone-plaque-induced-by-high-shear-stress-in-rabbit-model
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Juhui Qiu, Daoxi Lei, Jianjun Hu, Tieying Yin, Kang Zhang, Donghong Yu, Guixue Wang
Atherosclerotic prone-rupture plaque is mainly localized in the region of the entrance to the stenosis with high shear stress and the reasons are largely unknown. Our hypothesis is that such a distribution of cells in atherosclerotic plaque may depend on the angiogenesis. Silastic collars induced regions of high shear stress (20.68 ± 5.27 dynes/cm(2)) in the upstream flow and low shear stress (12.25 ± 1.28 dynes/cm(2)) in the downstream flow in carotid arteries. Compared with the low shear stress region, plaques in the high shear stress region showed more intraplaque haemorrhaging, less collagen and higher apoptotic rates of vascular smooth muscle cells; endothelial cells (ECs) in the high shear stress region were characterized with integrity and high endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression (1570...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796999/preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes-between-34-and-37-weeks-a-point-of-care-test-of-vaginal-fluid-interleukin-6-concentrations-for-a-noninvasive-detection-of-intra-amniotic-inflammation
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Marian Kacerovsky, Ivana Musilova, Tomas Bestvina, Martin Stepan, Teresa Cobo, Bo Jacobsson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether a previously reported vaginal fluid point-of-care interleukin (IL)-6 cut-off value of 2,500 pg/mL can be used for the identification intra-amniotic inflammation in women with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) between 34 and 37 weeks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in women with singleton gestation complicated by PPROM between 34 + 0 and 36 + 6 weeks. Vaginal fluid was successfully obtained in 118 women from the posterior vaginal fornix via aspiration using a sterile urine sample tube with a suction tip...
August 10, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796683/vaginal-cleansing-before-cesarean-delivery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Claudia Caissutti, Gabriele Saccone, Fabrizio Zullo, Johanna Quist-Nelson, Laura Felder, Andrea Ciardulli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of vaginal cleansing before cesarean delivery in reducing postoperative endometritis. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Ovid, EMBASE, Scopus, Clinicaltrials.gov, and Cochrane Library were searched from their inception to January 2017. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Selection criteria included all randomized controlled trials comparing vaginal cleansing (ie, intervention group) with a control group (ie, either placebo or no intervention) in women undergoing cesarean delivery...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794446/impaired-endo-lysosomal-membrane-integrity-accelerates-the-seeding-progression-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-aggregates
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Peizhou Jiang, Ming Gan, Shu-Hui Yen, Pamela J McLean, Dennis W Dickson
In neurodegenerative diseases, seeding is a process initiated by the internalization of exogenous protein aggregates. Multiple pathways for internalization of aggregates have been proposed, including direct membrane penetration and endocytosis. To decipher the seeding mechanisms of alpha-synuclein (αS) aggregates in human cells, we visualized αS aggregation, endo-lysosome distribution, and endo-lysosome rupture in real-time. Our data suggest that exogenous αS can seed endogenous cytoplasmic αS by either directly penetrating the plasma membrane or via endocytosis-mediated endo-lysosome rupture, leading to formation of endo-lysosome-free or endo-lysosome-associated αS aggregates, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791264/prediction-of-pregnancy-complication-occurrence-using-fetal-cardiac-output-assessments-made-by-ultrasonography-at-20-to-24-weeks-of-gestation
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Ji Yeon Lee, Young Li Kim, Ji Eun Jeong, Jun Woo Ahn
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the importance of assessment of fetal cardiac output (CO) for the prediction of complications of pregnancy. METHODS: We evaluated 65 fetuses and all of them had a fetal cardiac scan at 20 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. To measure CO, diameters (d) of the left right ventricle outflow tract were measured just above the valves. Each left CO (LCO) and right CO (RCO) was derived using the following equation: CO = velocity time integral × π × d(2)/4 × heart rate...
July 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782502/society-for-maternal-fetal-medicine-smfm-consult-series-43-hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-screening-treatment-and-management
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Brenna L Hughes, Charlotte M Page, Jeffrey A Kuller
In the United States, 1-2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. HCV can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. The purpose of this document is to discuss the current evidence regarding HCV in pregnancy and to provide recommendations on screening, treatment, and management of this disease during pregnancy...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778109/reference-ranges-for-ultrasonographic-measurements-of-the-uterine-cervix-in-low-risk-pregnant-women
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Kleber Cursino Andrade, Thaísa Guedes Bortoletto, Cristiane Martins Almeida, Renan Antonio Daniel, Heloísa Avo, Rodolfo Carvalho Pacagnella, José Guilherme Cecatti
Objective To define transvaginal ultrasound reference ranges for uterine cervix measurements according to gestational age (GA) in low-risk pregnancies. Methods Cohort of low-risk pregnant women undergoing transvaginal ultrasound exams every 4 weeks, comprising measurements of the cervical length and volume, the transverse and anteroposterior diameters of the cervix, and distance from the entrance of the uterine artery into the cervix until the internal os. The inter- and intraobserver variabilities were assessed with the linear correlation coefficient and the Student t-test...
August 4, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776974/mechanistic-aspects-of-vesicle-opening-during-analysis-with-vesicle-impact-electrochemical-cytometry
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Xianchan Li, Johan Dunevall, Lin Ren, Andrew G Ewing
Vesicle impact electrochemical cytometry (VIEC) has been used to quantify the vesicular transmitter content in mammalian vesicles. In the present study, we studied the mechanism of VIEC by quantifying the catecholamine content in single vesicles isolated from pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells. These vesicles contain about one tenth of the catecholamine compared with adrenal chromaffin vesicles. The existence of a pre-spike foot for many events suggests the formation of an initial transiently stable pore at the beginning of vesicle rupture...
August 4, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775336/shape-dependent-cellular-toxicity-on-renal-epithelial-cells-and-stone-risk-of-calcium-oxalate-dihydrate-crystals
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Xin-Yuan Sun, Jian-Ming Ouyang, Kai Yu
Renal epithelial cell injury causes crystal retention and leads to renal stone formation. However, the effects of crystal shape on cell injury and stone risk remain unclear. This study compared the cytotoxicity degrees of calcium oxalate dihydrate (COD) crystals having different shapes toward human kidney proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells to reveal the effect of crystal shape on cell injury and to elucidate the pathological mechanism of calcium oxalate kidney stones. The effects of exposure to cross-shaped (COD-CS), flower-like (COD-FL), bipyramid (COD-BD), and elongated-bipyramid (COD-EBD) COD crystals on HK-2 cells were investigated by examining the cell viability, cell membrane integrity, cell morphology change, intracellular reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm), and apoptotic and/or necrotic rate...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775329/transient-ingrowth-of-lymphatic-vessels-into-the-physiologically-avascular-cornea-regulates-corneal-edema-and-transparency
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Deniz Hos, Anne Bukowiecki, Jens Horstmann, Felix Bock, Franziska Bucher, Ludwig M Heindl, Sebastian Siebelmann, Philipp Steven, Reza Dana, Sabine A Eming, Claus Cursiefen
Lymphangiogenesis is essential for fluid homeostasis in vascularized tissues. In the normally avascular cornea, however, pathological lymphangiogenesis mediates diseases like corneal transplant rejection, dry eye disease, and allergy. So far, a physiological role for lymphangiogenesis in a primarily avascular site such as the cornea has not been described. Using a mouse model of perforating corneal injury that causes acute and severe fluid accumulation in the cornea, we show that lymphatics transiently and selectively invade the cornea and regulate the resolution of corneal edema...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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