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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793097/quantitative-assessment-of-placental-perfusion-by-three-dimensional-power-doppler-ultrasound-for-twins-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-one-twin
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Wei Sun, Jingyi Liu, Ying Zhang, Ailu Cai, Zeyu Yang, Yili Zhao, Yu Wang, Zhe Cao, Qiuju Wei
OBJECTIVE: We quantitatively assessed placental perfusion using three-dimensional (3D) power Doppler ultrasound for twins with selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) in one twin. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional study was performed for 104 normal monochorionic diamniotic twins and 30 twins with sIUGR. Twins with sIUGR were divided into two groups: in group I (19 twins), both fetuses had continuous forward end-diastolic blood flow in the umbilical artery; in group II (11 twins), the smaller fetus had a loss or a reverse end-diastolic blood flow in the umbilical artery, but the larger fetus had continuous forward end-diastolic blood flow...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792359/adverse-effect-analysis-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-in-the-treatment-of-benign-uterine-diseases
#2
Yunchang Liu, Wendy Wenyi Zhang, Min He, Chunmei Gong, Bin Xie, Xiangxia Wen, Dandan Li, Lian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze the adverse effects of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in management of benign uterine diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2017, 27,053 patients with benign uterine diseases were treated with HIFU in 19 centers in China. Among them, 17,402 patients had uterine fibroids, 8434 had adenomyosis, 876 had caesarean scar pregnancies, and 341 had placenta accreta. RESULTS: The median age, height, weight, BMI of the patients was 42 years, 158 mm, 56 kg, 22...
May 24, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792056/placenta-in-intrauterine-fetal-demise-iufd-a-comprehensive-study-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#3
Anisha Manocha, Gayatri Ravikumar, Julian Crasta
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) is an unpredictable and challenging obstetric complication. Its etiology is multifactorial with more than 60% attributed to the placental cause. The present study was done with a primary objective of understanding the placental lesions underlying IUFD. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, IUFD cases (> 22 weeks) between January 2012-September 2015 were collected from pathology database. The clinical details with ultrasound findings were collected from mother's charts...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791594/low-protein-diet-does-not-alter-reproductive-biochemical-and-hematological-parameters-in-pregnant-wistar-rats
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M A V Barros, E B Andrade, R G N Barros, I K M Costa, I C L Costa, G F A Vitorino, J J C Andrade, K M Paulino-Silva, V O Nogueira, J L de Brito Alves, J H Costa-Silva
The aim of this study was to investigate the reproductive, biochemical, and hematological outcomes of pregnant rats exposed to protein restriction. Wistar rat dams were fed a control normal-protein (NP, 17% protein, n=8) or a low-protein (LP, 8% protein, n=14) diet from the 1st to the 20th day of pregnancy. On the 20th day, the clinical signs of toxicity were evaluated. The pregnant rats were then anesthetized and blood samples were collected for biochemical-hematological analyses, and laparotomy was performed to evaluate reproductive parameters...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789534/the-novel-klf4-plac8-signaling-pathway-regulates-lung-cancer-growth
#5
Yunlu Jia, Xiaogang Ying, Jichun Zhou, Yongxia Chen, Xiao Luo, Shudu Xie, Qin Chuan Wang, Wenxian Hu, Linbo Wang
Accumulating evidence suggests that placenta-specific 8 (PLAC8) plays an important role in normal cellular process and human diseases, including multiple types of human tumors, and its role is highly relied upon in cellular and physiologic contexts. However, there are no reports on its expression profile and biological roles during lung cancer development. In the current study, both the clinical implications and biological effects of PLAC8 in lung cancer (LC) progression were investigated, and we identified and described the novel Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4)/PLAC8 regulatory pathway in cancer progression...
May 22, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788824/activation-of-ampk-in-human-placental-explants-impairs-mitochondrial-function-and-cellular-metabolism
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Daphne Landau, Maricela Haghiac, Judi Minium, Yelenna Skomorovska-Prokvolit, Virtu Calabuig-Navarro, Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn
OBJECTIVE: Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a cellular energy sensor whose phosphorylation increases energy production. We sought to evaluate the placenta-specific effect of AMPK activation on the handling of nutrients required for fetal development. METHODS: Explants were isolated from term placenta of 29 women (pregravid body mass index: 29.1 ± 9.9 kg/m2 ) and incubated for 24 hours with 0 to 100 µmol/L resveratrol or 0 to 1 mmol/L of 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxyamide ribonucleoside (AICAR)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786753/hypoxia%C3%A2-induced-expression-of-cxcr4-favors-trophoblast-cell-migration-and-invasion-via-the-activation-of-hif%C3%A2-1%C3%AE
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Zhan Zhang, Pengyun Li, Yan Wang, Huan Yan
The placenta initially develops in a low‑oxygen environment up to week 8‑10 of gestation, and a low oxygen level is a critical factor in the regulation of trophoblast migration and invasion. CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is transcriptionally activated by hypoxia in cancer cells. However, whether CXCR4 is involved in hypoxia‑inducible factor (HIF)‑1α‑dependent trophoblastic migration and invasion in a physiologically hypoxic environment (3% O2) remains to be fully elucidated and requires further investigation...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786153/vasa-previa-screening-strategies-a-decision-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
#8
R G Sinkey, A O Odibo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to perform a decision and cost-effectiveness analysis comparing four screening strategies for the antenatal diagnosis of vasa previa among singleton pregnancies. METHODS: A decision-analytic model was constructed comparing vasa previa screening strategies. Published probabilities and costs were applied to four transvaginal screening scenarios which occurred at the time of mid-trimester ultrasound: no screening, ultrasound-indicated screening, screening pregnancies conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), and universal screening...
May 22, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786145/pilot-study-demonstrates-that-placental-histology-can-provide-an-additional-tool-for-diagnosing-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis
#9
J M A Ykema, E J D'Haens, M Havenith, J van Eyck, R A van Lingen, M A C Hemels
AIM: We explored whether placental histology could help to diagnose early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), guide clinical decision-making 48 hours after birth and reduce antibiotic use. METHODS: This study comprised 109 infants born at less than 32 weeks of gestation, who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of Isala, Zwolle, The Netherlands, between January 2013 and December 2013. EONS was defined as clinical symptoms plus raised serial C-reactive protein >10 mg/L and a positive (proven EONS) or a negative (suspected EONS) blood culture...
May 22, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785960/reduction-in-regulatory-t-cells-in-early-pregnancy-causes-uterine-artery-dysfunction-in-mice
#10
Alison S Care, Stephane L Bourque, Jude S Morton, Emma P Hjartarson, Sarah A Robertson, Sandra T Davidge
Preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and miscarriage remain important causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. These complications are associated with reduced numbers of a specialized T lymphocyte subset called regulatory T cells (Treg cells) in the maternal circulation, decidua, and placenta. Treg cells suppress inflammation and prevent maternal immunity toward the fetus, which expresses foreign paternal alloantigens. Treg cells are demonstrated to contribute to vascular homeostasis, but whether Treg cells influence the vascular adaptations essential for a healthy pregnancy is unknown...
May 21, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785670/polymorphic-imprinting-of-slc38a4-gene-in-bovine-placenta
#11
Da Xu, Cui Zhang, Junliang Li, Guannan Wang, Weina Chen, Dongjie Li, Shijie Li
Imprinted genes are characterized by monoallelic expression that is dependent on parental origin. Comparative analysis of imprinted genes between species is a powerful tool for understanding the biological significance of genomic imprinting. The slc38a4 gene encodes a neutral amino acid transporter and is identified as imprinted in mice. In this study, the imprinting status of SLC38A4 was assessed in bovine adult tissues and placenta using a polymorphism-based approach. Results indicate that SLC38A4 is not imprinted in eight adult bovine tissues including heart, liver, spleen, lung, kidney, muscle, fat, and brain...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784859/igg-responses-to-the-plasmodium-falciparum-antigen-var2csa-in-colombia-are-restricted-to-pregnancy-and-are-not-induced-by-exposure-to-p-vivax
#12
Mary Lopez-Perez, Mads Delbo Larsen, Rafael Bayarri-Olmos, Paulina Ampomah, Liz Stevenson, Myriam Arévalo-Herrera, Sócrates Herrera, Lars Hviid
Clinical immunity to malaria is associated with acquisition of IgG specific for members of the Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) family of clonally variant antigens on the surface of infected erythrocytes (IEs). The VAR2CSA subtype of PfEMP1 mediates IE binding in the placenta. VAR2CSA-specific IgG is normally acquired only after exposure to placental parasites. However, it was recently reported that men and children from Colombia often have high levels of functional VAR2CSA-specific IgG...
May 21, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784282/characterization-of-human-decidual-mast-cells-and-establishment-of-a-culture-system
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Takayuki Matsuno, Shota Toyoshima, Tomomi Sakamoto-Sasaki, Jun-Ichi Kashiwakura, Akira Matsuda, Yasuo Watanabe, Hiromitsu Azuma, Kei Kawana, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Yoshimichi Okayama
BACKGROUND: Although rodent decidual mast cells (MCs) reportedly play an important role in implantation and placenta formation, the characterization of human decidual MCs has been not well clarified. The aims of this study were to investigate the distribution and characteristics of MCs in human decidua and to establish a culture system for decidua-derived MCs. METHODS: Decidual tissues were obtained from patients who underwent a legal elective abortion (6th week to 9th week of pregnancy), and decidual MCs were enzymatically dispersed...
May 18, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783118/placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-their-exosomes-exert-therapeutic-effects-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Ariel Bier, Peter Berenstein, Noam Kronfeld, Daria Morgoulis, Amotz Ziv-Av, Hodaya Goldstein, Gila Kazimirsky, Simona Cazacu, Rinat Meir, Rachela Popovtzer, Amir Dori, Chaya Brodie
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a degenerative lethal, X-linked disease of skeletal and cardiac muscles caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Cell therapy using different cell types, including mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), has been considered as a potential approach for the treatment of DMD. MSCs can be obtained from autologous sources such as bone marrow and adipose tissues or from allogeneic placenta and umbilical cord. The safety and therapeutic impact of these cells has been demonstrated in pre-clinical and clinical studies and their functions are attributed to paracrine effects that are mediated by secreted cytokines and extracellular vesicles...
May 3, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782696/routine-antenatal-ultrasound-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-first-look-a-cluster-randomized-trial
#15
Robert L Goldenberg, Robert O Nathan, David Swanson, Sarah Saleem, Waseem Mirza, Fabian Esamai, David Muyodi, Ana L Garces, Lester Figueroa, Elwyn Chomba, Melody Chiwala, Musaku Mwenechanya, Antoinette Tshefu, Adrien Lokangako, Victor Lokomba Bolamba, Janet L Moore, Holly Franklin, Jonathan Swanson, Edward A Liechty, Carl L Bose, Nancy F Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, Waldemar A Carlo, Nancy Kanaiza, Farnaz Naqvi, Irma Sayury Pineda, Walter López-Gomez, Dorothy Hamsumonde, Margo S Harrison, Marion Koso-Thomas, Menachem Miodovnik, Dennis D Wallace, Elizabeth M McClure
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound is widely regarded as an important adjunct to antenatal care (ANC) to guide practice and reduce perinatal mortality. We assessed the impact of ANC ultrasound use at health centers in resource-limited countries. DESIGN: Cluster randomized trial. SETTING: Clusters within five countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia). METHODS: Clusters were randomized to standard ANC or standard care plus two ultrasounds and referral for complications...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782401/is-neuraxial-anesthesia-appropriate-for-cesarean-delivery-in-all-cases-of-morbidly-adherent-placenta
#16
Mohamed Mohamed Tawfik, Mohamed Ahmed Tolba, Sarah Salah Moawad, Khalid Samir Ismail, Mohamed Elsayed Taman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782174/expression-of-concentrative-nucleoside-transporters-slc28a-in-the-human-placenta-effects-of-gestation-age-and-prototype-differentiation-affecting-agents
#17
Lucie Jiraskova, Lukas Cerveny, Sara Karbanova, Zuzana Ptackova, Frantisek Staud
Equilibrative ( SLC29A) and concentrative ( SLC28A) nucleoside transporters contribute to proper placental development and mediate uptake of nucleosides/nucleoside-derived drugs. We analyzed placental expression of SLC28A mRNA during gestation. Moreover, we studied in choriocarcinoma-derived BeWo cells whether SLC29A and SLC28A mRNA levels can be modulated by activity of adenylyl cyclase, retinoic acid receptor activation, CpG islands methylation, or histone acetylation, using forskolin, all- trans-retinoic acid, and 5-azacytidine, and sodium butyrate/sodium valproate, respectively...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782139/obstetric-outcomes-after-fresh-versus-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Matheus Roque, Marcello Valle, Marcos Sampaio, Selmo Geber
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if there are differences in the risks of obstetric outcomes in IVF/ICSI singleton pregnancies when compared fresh to frozen-thawed embryo transfers (FET). METHODS: This was a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the obstetric outcomes in singleton pregnancies after FET and fresh embryo transfer. The outcomes included in this study were pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), pre-eclampsia, placenta previa, and placenta accreta. RESULTS: The search yielded 654 papers, 6 of which met the inclusion criteria and reported on obstetric outcomes...
May 21, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781079/the-role-of-new-adipokines-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-pathogenesis
#19
Radzisław Mierzyński, Elżbieta Poniedziałek-Czajkowska, Dominik Dłuski, Bożena Leszczyńska-Gorzelak
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition dur-ing pregnancy. Explanation of the GDM pathogenesis is important due to preventing gestational complications. During pregnancy there are significant changes in maternal metabolism. Many of these changes are influenced by different adi-pokines produced in the placenta and adipose tissue. The exact role of adipokines in the pathogenesis of GDM remains still unknown. Several adipokines have been analysed throughout gestation and their levels have been suggested as biomarkers of maternal-perinatal outcomes...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779493/molar-pregnancy-with-normal-viable-fetus-presenting-with-severe-pre-eclampsia-a-case-report
#20
Freddie Anak Atuk, Juliana Binti Mohamad Basuni
BACKGROUND: While gestational trophoblastic disease is not rare, hydatidiform mole with a coexistent live fetus is a very rare condition occurring in 0.005 to 0.01% of all pregnancies. As a result of the rarity of this condition, diagnosis, management, and monitoring will remain challenging especially in places with limited resources and expertise. The case we report is an interesting rare case which presented with well-described complications; only a few similar cases have been described to date...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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