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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454372/distinguishing-between-intramural-pregnancy-and-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report
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Shan Su, Devendra Chavan, Kun Song, Dennis Chi, Guiyu Zhang, Xiaohui Deng, Li Li, Beihua Kong
Intramural pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy with an unclear etiology. It may be associated with uterine wall injury and/or abnormal uterine conditions, such as adenomyosis, in certain cases. In the present report, a case of intramural pregnancy associated with adenomyosis is discussed. The patient was 34 years old and presented with amenorrhea for 40 days. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mixed echogenic mass located within the posterior wall of the uterine fundus with abundant blood flow...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454241/transthyretin-regulates-the-migration-and-invasion-of-jeg-3-cells
#2
Liyun Gong, Lei Zhu, Shuzhen Wang, Zhenyu Zhang
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific disorder characterized by new-onset hypertension and proteinuria that occurs after 20 weeks of gestation. It involves several organs and continues to be a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Shallow trophoblast invasion is a common pathological feature of PE. Transthyretin (TTR) is a 56-kDa homotetrameric protein that binds thyroid hormone and retinol binding protein. Dysregulated TTR expression has been found in cases of PE. The aim of the present study was to determine the functional role of TTR in the migration and invasion of JEG-3 choriocarcinoma cells...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454217/paraganglioma-of-the-organ-of-zuckerkandl-associated-with-a-somatic-hif2%C3%AE-mutation-a-case-report
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Ahmad Esmaeel Abdullah, Carole Guerin, Alessio Imperiale, Anne Barlier, Stéphanie Battini, Morgane Pertuit, Philippe Roche, Wassim Essamet, Bernard Vaisse, Karel Pacak, Fréderic Sebag, David Taïeb
Paragangliomas of the organ of Zuckerkandl (OZ-PGL) are rare tumors that, in >70% of cases, occur in association with succinate dehydrogenase complex iron sulfur subunit B (SDHB) or SDHD gene mutations. The aim of the current study was to determine whether a somatic genetic defect in the hypoxia-inducible factor 2α (HIF2α) gene was present in a case of sporadic OZ-PGL. A 32-year-old African female presented with uncontrolled hypertension during the first trimester of pregnancy. A diagnostic hysteroscopy was performed 3 months after delivery, precipitating a hypertensive crisis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454077/comparison-of-ftir-atr-and-raman-spectroscopy-in-determination-of-vldl-triglycerides-in-blood-serum-with-pls-regression
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Adam Oleszko, Jadwiga Hartwich, Anna Wójtowicz, Marlena Gąsior-Głogowska, Hubert Huras, Małgorzata Komorowska
Hypertriglyceridemia, related with triglyceride (TG) in plasma above 1.7mmol/L is one of the cardiovascular risk factors. Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) are the main TG carriers. Despite being time consuming, demanding well-qualified staff and expensive instrumentation, ultracentrifugation technique still remains the gold standard for the VLDL isolation. Therefore faster and simpler method of VLDL-TG determination is needed. Vibrational spectroscopy, including FT-IR and Raman, is widely used technique in lipid and protein research...
April 18, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454012/spatial-clustering-of-childhood-leukaemia-with-the-integration-of-the-paediatric-environmental-history
#5
Alberto Cárceles-Álvarez, Juan A Ortega-García, Fernando A López-Hernández, Mayra Orozco-Llamas, Blanca Espinosa-López, Esther Tobarra-Sánchez, Lizbeth Alvarez
BACKGROUND: Leukaemia remains the most common type of paediatric cancer and its aetiology remains unknown, but considered to be multifactorial. It is suggested that the initiation in utero by relevant exposures and/or inherited genetic variants and, other promotional postnatal exposures are probably required to develop leukaemia. This study aimed to map the incidence and analyse possible clusters in the geographical distribution of childhood acute leukaemia during the critical periods and to evaluate the factors that may be involved in the aetiology by conducting community and individual risk assessments...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453880/predicting-postnatal-renal-function-of-prenatally-detected-posterior-urethral-valves-using-fetal-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-determination
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Alice Faure, Nicoleta Panait, Michel Panuel, Pierre Alessandrini, Claude D'Ercole, Kathia Chaumoitre, Thierry Merrot
METHODS: Between 2003 and 2014, 11 MRI were performed on fetuses (between 28-32 weeks) in whom second trimester sonography suggested severe bilateral urinary tract anomalies, suspected of PUV. RESULTS: The ADC of the 11 fetuses ranged from 1.3 to 2.86 mm2 s - 1 (median = 1.79 mm2s - 1, normal range for fetal kidney: 1.1-1.8). Two pregnancies with ADC > 2.6 mm2s - 1 were interrupted; the autopsy confirmed PUV and Potter syndrome. For the remaining nine babies, the follow-up was 5...
April 28, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453872/cross-sectional-study-of-the-feasibility-of-urinating-in-a-standing-position-among-women-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
#7
Pei-Yu Yang, Chi-Cheng Chen, Cherry Yin-Yi Chang, Eric Chieh-Lung Chou, Nai-Hsin Meng
Using a homemade auxiliary device, urinating in a standing position was a feasible alternative to a seated position for women during pregnancy. Pregnant women can experience difficulty voiding in a squatting or crouching position in the absence of a sitting toilet; voiding in a standing position represents a potential alternative. In previous studies [1, 2], voiding in the standing position using a homemade auxiliary device was demonstrated to be a feasible alternative for both young, healthy women [1] and elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis [2]...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453778/exploring-a-causal-role-of-dna-methylation-in-the-relationship-between-maternal-vitamin-b12-during-pregnancy-and-child-s-iq-at-age-8-cognitive-performance-and-educational-attainment-a-two-step-mendelian-randomization-study
#8
Doretta Caramaschi, Gemma C Sharp, Ellen A Nohr, Katie Berryman, Sarah J Lewis, George Davey Smith, Caroline L Relton
An adequate intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy plays an important role in offspring neurodevelopment, potentially via epigenetic processes. We used a two-step Mendelian randomization approach to assess whether DNA methylation plays a mediating and causal role in associations between maternal vitamin B12 status and offspring's cognition. Firstly, we estimated the causal effect of maternal vitamin B12 levels on cord blood DNA methylation using the maternal FUT2 genotypes rs492602:A>G and rs1047781:A>T as proxies for circulating vitamin B12 levels in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and we tested the observed associations in a replication cohort...
April 27, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453725/serelaxin-treatment-promotes-adaptive-hypertrophy-but-does-not-prevent-heart-failure-in-experimental-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#9
Justus Nonhoff, Melanie Ricke-Hoch, Mirco Mueller, Britta Stapel, Tobias Pfeffer, Martina Kasten, Michaela Scherr, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Johann Bauersachs, Arash Haghikia, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
Aims: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a systolic left ventricular dysfunction developing in the peripartum phase in previously healthy women. Relaxin-2 is a pregnancy hormone with potential beneficial effects in heart failure patients. We evaluated Relaxin-2 as a potential diagnostic marker and/or a therapeutic agent in PPCM. Methods and results: In healthy peripartum women, serum Relaxin-2 levels (measured by ELISA in the second half of pregnancy) were elevated showing a decreasing trend in the first postpartum week and returned to non-pregnant levels thereafter...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453712/use-of-performance-metrics-for-the-measurement-of-universal-coverage-for-maternal-care-in-mexico
#10
Edson Serván-Mori, David Contreras-Loya, Octavio Gomez-Dantés, Gustavo Nigenda, Sandra G Sosa-Rubí, Rafael Lozano
This study provides evidence for those working in the maternal health metrics and health system performance fields, as well as those interested in achieving universal and effective health care coverage. Based on the perspective of continuity of health care and applying quasi-experimental methods to analyse the cross-sectional 2009 National Demographic Dynamics Survey (n = 14 414 women), we estimated the middle-term effects of Mexico's new public health insurance scheme, Seguro Popular de Salud (SPS) (vs women without health insurance) on seven indicators related to maternal health care (according to official guidelines): (a) access to skilled antenatal care (ANC); (b) timely ANC; (c) frequent ANC; (d) adequate content of ANC; (e) institutional delivery; (f) postnatal consultation and (g) access to standardized comprehensive antenatal and postnatal care (or the intersection of the seven process indicators)...
June 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453631/prenatal-cerebellar-growth-trajectories-and-the-impact-of-periconceptional-maternal-and-fetal-factors
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I V Koning, J Dudink, I A L Groenenberg, S P Willemsen, I K M Reiss, R P M Steegers-Theunissen
STUDY QUESTION: CAN WE assess human prenatal cerebellar growth from the first until the third trimester of pregnancy and create growth trajectories to investigate associations with periconceptional maternal and fetal characteristics? SUMMARY ANSWER: Prenatal growth trajectories of the human cerebellum between 9 and 32 weeks gestational age (GA) were created using three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US) and show negative associations with pre-pregnancy and early first trimester BMI calculated from self-reported and standardized measured weight and height, respectively...
April 27, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453607/determining-best-strategies-for-maternally-targeted-pertussis-vaccination-using-an-individual-based-model
#12
Patricia Therese Campbell, Jodie McVernon, Nicholas Geard
Rising pertussis incidence has prompted a number of countries to implement maternally-targeted vaccination to protect vulnerable infants, but questions remain about optimal design of such vaccination strategies. We simulated pertussis transmission within an individual based model parameterized to match Australian conditions, explicitly linking infants and their mothers to estimate the effectiveness of alternative maternally-targeted vaccination strategies (antenatal versus postnatal delivery) and the benefit of revaccination over multiple pregnancies...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453539/fetal-hemoglobin-in-umbilical-cord-blood-in-preeclamptic-and-normotensive-pregnancies-a-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Zahra Masoumi, Mary Familari, Karin Källén, Jonas Ranstam, Per Olofsson, Stefan R Hansson
Preeclampsia (PE) is associated with increased fetal hemoglobin (HbF) in the maternal circulation but its source is unknown. To investigate whether excessive HbF is produced in the placenta or the fetus, the concentration of HbF (cHbF) in the arterial and venous umbilical cord blood (UCB) was compared in 15825 normotensive and 444 PE pregnancies. The effect of fetal gender on cHbF was also evaluated in both groups. Arterial and venous UCB sampled immediately after birth at 36-42 weeks of gestation were analyzed for total Hb concentration (ctHb) (g/L) and HbF% using a Radiometer blood gas analyzer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453508/viable-options-for-fertility-preservation-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-focus-on-latin-america
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Matteo Lambertini, Oranite Goldrat, Regina Barragan-Carrillo, Giulia Viglietti, Isabelle Demeestere, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza
Thanks to the improved survival outcomes observed in recent years, a growing attention has been given to the quality of life issues faced by young women with breast cancer such as fertility preservation and concerns related to future pregnancies. However, several challenges remain for young women with breast cancer considering undergoing fertility preservation strategies. Further specific issues on this regard should be taken into account in Latin America, where patients and physicians face particular barriers that hinder the routine adoption of this practice...
March 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453441/fetal-cardiac-time-intervals-in-healthy-pregnancies-an-observational-study-by-fetal-ecg-monica-healthcare-system
#15
Annette Wacker-Gussmann, Cordula Plankl, Maria Sewald, Karl-Theo Maria Schneider, Renate Oberhoffer, Silvia M Lobmaier
BACKGROUND: Fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) can detect QRS signals in fetuses from as early as 17 weeks' gestation; however, the technique is limited by the minute size of the fetal signal relative to noise ratio. The aim of this study was to evaluate precise fetal cardiac time intervals (fCTIs) with the help of a newly developed fetal ECG device (Monica Healthcare System). METHODS: In a prospective manner we included 15-18 healthy fetuses per gestational week from 32 weeks onwards...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453382/flow-cytometric-single-cell-analysis-reveals-heterogeneity-between-adipose-depots
#16
Badwi B Boumelhem, Stephen J Assinder, Kim S Bell-Anderson, Stuart T Fraser
Understanding adipose tissue heterogeneity is hindered by the paucity of methods to analyze mature adipocytes at the single cell level. Here, we report a system for analyzing live adipocytes from different adipose depots in the adult mouse. Single cell suspensions of buoyant adipocytes were separated from the stromal vascular fraction and analyzed by flow cytometry. Compared to other lipophilic dyes, Nile Red uptake effectively distinguished adipocyte populations. Nile Red fluorescence increased with adipocyte size and granularity and could be combined with MitoTracker® Deep Red or fluorescent antibody labeling to further dissect adipose populations...
April 14, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449377/topical-antiviral-and-antifungal-medications-in-pregnancy-a-review-of-safety-profiles
#17
REVIEW
Viral M Patel, Robert A Schwartz, William C Lambert
Medications should be employed with caution in women of childbearing age who are pregnant or considering pregnancy. Compared to oral or parenteral agents, topical medications have limited systemic absorption and are deemed safer. However, their safety profile must be assessed cautiously due to the limited available data. In this article, we aggregate human and animal studies to provide recommendations on utilizing topical antiviral and antifungal medications in pregnancy. For antiviral medications, acyclovir and trichloroacetic acid are safe to use in pregnancy...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449356/fetal-head-circumference-and-subpubic-angle-are-independent-risk-factors-for-unplanned-cesarean-and-operative-delivery
#18
Giuseppe Rizzo, Elisa Aiello, Costanza Bosi, Francesco D' Antonio, Domenico Arduini
INTRODUCTION: To ascertain whether combined ultrasound assessment of fetal head circumference (HC) and maternal subpubic angle (SPA) prior to the onset of labour may predict the likelihood of an unplanned operative delivery (UOD) in nulliparous women at term. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies in cephalic presentation. Pregnancies experiencing UOD secondary to fetal distress were excluded. HC was assessed transabdominally while SPA values were obtained from a reconstructed coronal plane on three-dimensional(3D) ultrasound performed trans-labially at 36-38 weeks of gestation...
April 27, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449286/full-dilatation-cesarean-section-a-risk-factor-for-recurrent-second-trimester-loss-and-preterm-birth
#19
Helena A Watson, Jenny Carter, Anna L David, Paul T Seed, Andrew H Shennan
INTRODUCTION: A previous cesarean section at full dilatation (FDCS) is a risk factor for preterm birth. To provide insight on the risk to subsequent pregnancies, this cohort study compares the outcomes of pregnant women with a previous preterm birth associated either with a prior FDCS or a prior term vaginal delivery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified women attending two inner-city preterm surveillance clinics (Guy's and St Thomas Hospital and University College London Hospital, London, UK) who had a spontaneous late miscarriage (14(+0) -23(+6) weeks) or sPTB (<37weeks) following a term pregnancy, and then a further pregnancy for analysis...
April 27, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449273/systematic-review-the-safety-of-vedolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
REVIEW
W A Bye, V Jairath, S P L Travis
BACKGROUND: Vedolizumab specifically recognises the α4β7 integrin and selectively blocks gut lymphocyte trafficking: potentially, it offers gut-specific immunosuppression. AIM: To review the safety of vedolizumab and summarise post-marketing data to assess if any safety concerns that differ from registration trials have emerged. METHOD: A systematic bibliographic search identified six registration trials and nine cohort studies. RESULTS: Integrated data from registration trials included 2830 vedolizumab-exposed patients (4811 person-years exposure [PYs]) and 513 placebo patients...
April 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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