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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930194/developmental-programming-of-obesity-and-liver-metabolism-by-maternal-perinatal-nutrition-involves-the-melanocortin-system
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Paul Cordero, Jiawei Li, Vi Nguyen, Joaquim Pombo, Nuria Maicas, Marco Novelli, Paul D Taylor, Anne-Maj Samuelsson, Manlio Vinciguerra, Jude A Oben
Maternal obesity predisposes offspring to metabolic dysfunction and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Melanocortin-4 receptor (Mc4r)-deficient mouse models exhibit obesity during adulthood. Here, we aim to determine the influence of the Mc4r gene on the liver of mice subjected to perinatal diet-induced obesity. Female mice heterozygous for Mc4r fed an obesogenic or a control diet for 5 weeks were mated with heterozygous males, with the same diet continued throughout pregnancy and lactation, generating four offspring groups: control wild type (C_wt), control knockout (C_KO), obese wild type (Ob_wt), and obese knockout (Ob_KO)...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929027/the-role-of-polycarbonate-monomer-bisphenol-a-in-insulin-resistance
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Milos Pjanic
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic unit of polycarbonate polymers and epoxy resins, the types of plastics that could be found in essentially every human population and incorporated into almost every aspect of the modern human society. BPA polymers appear in a wide range of products, from liquid storages (plastic bottles, can and glass linings, water pipes and tanks) and food storages (plastics wraps and containers), to medical and dental devices. BPA polymers could be hydrolyzed spontaneously or in a photo- or temperature-catalyzed process, providing widespread environmental distribution and chronic exposure to the BPA monomer in contemporary human populations...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925604/epidemiology-and-prognosis-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-utah
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Hari Shanmugam, Luca Brunelli, Lorenzo D Botto, Sergey Krikov, Marcia L Feldkamp
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a relatively frequent and severe malformation. Population-based data on clinical presentation and associated mortality are scarce. We examined a state-wide cohort of infants with a clinically validated diagnosis of CDH to assess their clinical profile, sociodemographic patterns, and infant mortality. METHODS: We identified CDH cases from Utah's statewide population-based surveillance program among the cohort of all pregnancy outcomes (live births, stillbirths, and pregnancy terminations) delivered from 1999 to 2011...
September 19, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923640/pregnancy-after-liver-transplantation-risks-and-outcomes
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A Baskiran, S Karakas, V Ince, M Kement, F Ozdemir, O Ozsay, K Kutluturk, V Ersan, C Koc, B Barut, S Yilmaz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of liver transplant recipients who became pregnant after transplantation. METHODS: The clinical data of all patients who underwent liver transplantation between January 2007 and December 2016 in our liver transplantation institute were reviewed. The following data were analyzed: indications for transplantation, recipient age at the beginning of pregnancy, the interval between transplantation and pregnancy, maternal and fetal complications, type of delivery, the health condition of neonates, and modifications in immunosuppressive therapy...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923327/vitamin-e-deficiency-and-oxidative-status-are-associated-with-prediabetes-in-apparently-healthy-subjects
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Gabriela Rodríguez-Ramírez, Luis E Simental-Mendía, Manuela de la A Carrera-Gracia, Martha-Angélica Quintanar-Escorza
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have indicated that vitamin E deficiency and oxidative stress affect the beta cell function. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine the association between vitamin E deficiency and oxidative status with prediabetes in apparently healthy subjects. METHODS: Apparently healthy men and women aged 18-65 years were enrolled in a case-control study. Individuals with new diagnosis of prediabetes were considered as cases and compared with a control group of individuals with normal glucose tolerance...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923316/different-combinations-of-maternal-and-postnatal-diet-are-reflected-in-changes-of-hepatic-parenchyma-and-hepatic-tnf-alpha-expression-in-male-rat-offspring
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Željka Perić Kačarević, Anđela Grgić, Darija Šnajder, Nikola Bijelić, Tatjana Belovari, Olga Cvijanović, Valerija Blažičević, Radivoje Radić
Obesity is related to increased TNF-alpha production in different tissues. TNF-alpha is connected to mitochondrial dysfunction in the liver and also development of fatty infiltration of the liver. Also, postnatal change from normal to high-fat diet causes a significant increase in TNF-alpha serum levels. The aim of this research was to determine how maternal diet and switching male offspring to a different dietary regime after lactation influences rat liver. Ten female Sprague Dawley rats at nine weeks of age were randomly divided in two groups and fed either standard laboratory chow or high-fat diet during six weeks, and then mated with the same male subject...
September 15, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923092/dubin-johnson-syndrome-and-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-in-a-sri-lankan-family-a-case-report
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Grace Angeline Malarnangai Kularatnam, Hewa Warawitage Dilanthi, Dinesha Maduri Vidanapathirana, Subashini Jayasena, Eresha Jasinge, Ginige Nalika Nirmalenede Silva, Kirinda Liyana Arachchige Manoj Sanjeeva Liyanarachchi, Pujitha Wickramasinghe, Manjit Singh Devgun, Veronique Barbu, Olivier Lascols
BACKGROUND: Dubin-Johnson syndrome and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy are rare chronic liver disorders. Dubin-Johnson syndrome may manifest as conjugated hyperbilirubinemia, darkly pigmented liver, presence of abnormal pigment in the parenchyma of hepatocytes and abnormal distribution of the coproporphyrin isomers I and III in the urine. Intrahepatic cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy presents as pruritus, abnormal liver biochemistry and increased serum bile acids. CASE PRESENTATION: A Sri Lankan girl presented with recurrent episodes of jaundice...
September 18, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921801/complications-symptoms-quality-of-life-and-pregnancy-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Kais Zakharia, Anilga Tabibian, Keith D Lindor, James H Tabibian
Cholestatic liver diseases (CLDs) encompass a variety of disorders of bile formation and/or flow which generally result in progressive hepatobiliary injury and ultimately end-stage liver disease. Many patients with CLD are diagnosed between the ages of 20-50 years, a particularly productive period of life professionally, biologically, and in other respects; it is not surprising, thus, that CLD is often associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and uncertainty regarding implications for and outcomes of pregnancy...
September 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912922/obstetric-outcomes-of-twin-pregnancies-in-japanese-women-aged-40-and-older
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Shunji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the obstetric outcomes of twin pregnancies between Japanese women aged ≥ 40 years and their younger counterparts aged 25 - 29. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of twin pregnancies managed at Japanese Red Cross Katsushika Maternity Hospital between 2002 and 2016. Women aged 40 and older at delivery (n = 117) were compared with women aged 25 - 29 at delivery (n = 536). RESULTS: Although the women ≥ 40 years old were more likely to have increased risks of HELLP (hemolytic, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet) syndrome and very low birth weight neonates, there were no measurable differences in obstetric outcomes such as hypertensive disorders, premature delivery and neonatal asphyxia between the two groups...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911149/insulin-like-growth-factor-bioactivity-stanniocalcin-2-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-and-igf-binding-protein-4-in-pleural-fluid-and-serum-from-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
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Ulrick Skipper Espelund, Mette Bjerre, Rikke Hjortebjerg, Torben Riis Rasmussen, Anders Lundby, Andreas Hoeflich, Birgitte Holst Folkersen, Claus Oxvig, Jan Frystyk
Context: Members of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system are primarily produced in the liver and secreted into the circulation, but they are also produced, recruited, and activated locally in tissues. Objective: To compare activity and concentrations of IGF system components in pleural fluid and blood. Design: Pathological pleural fluid, secondary to lung cancer or nonmalignant disease, and matching blood samples were collected from 24 patients ages 66...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910276/igf2-stimulates-fetal-growth-in-a-sex-and-organ-dependent-manner
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Veronica White, Alicia Jawerbaum, Maria Belen Mazzucco, Martin Gauster, Gernot Desoye, Ursula Hiden
BACKGROUND: IGF2 is a key determinant of fetal growth, and altered expression of IGF2 is implicated in fetal growth disorders and maternal metabolic derangements including gestational diabetes. Here we studied how increased levels of IGF2 in late pregnancy affect fetal growth. METHODS: We employed a rat model of repeated intra-fetal IGF2 administration in late pregnancy, i.e. during GD19-GD21, and measured the consequences on fetal organ weight and expression of insulin/IGF-axis components...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903312/gnp-gapdh1-22-nanovaccines-prevent-neonatal-listeriosis-by-blocking-microglial-apoptosis-and-bacterial-dissemination
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Ricardo Calderon-Gonzalez, Elisabet Frande-Cabanes, Hector Teran-Navarro, José María Marimon, Javier Freire, David Salcines-Cuevas, M Carmen Fariñas, Claudia Onzalez-Rico, Marco Marradi, Isabel Garcia, Mirian Alkorta-Gurrutxaga, Aida San Nicolas-Gomez, Ana Castañeda-Sampedro, Sonsoles Yañez-Diaz, Soledad Penades, Carmen Punzon, Javier Gomez-Roman, Fernando Rivera, Manuel Fresno, Carmen Alvarez-Dominguez
Clinical cases of neonatal listeriosis are associated with brain disease and fetal loss due to complications in early or late pregnancy, which suggests that microglial function is altered. This is believed to be the first study to link microglial apoptosis with neonatal listeriosis and listeriosis-associated brain disease, and to propose a new nanovaccine formulation that reverses all effects of listeriosis and confers Listeria monocytogenes (LM)-specific immunity. We examined clinical cases of neonatal listeriosis in 2013-2015 and defined two useful prognostic immune biomarkers to design listeriosis vaccines: high anti-GAPDH1-22 titres and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)/interleukin (IL)-6 ratios...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899944/novel-endogenous-retrovirus-derived-transcript-expressed-in-the-bovine-placenta-is-regulated-by-wnt-signaling
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Toshihiro Sakurai, So Nakagawa, Hanako Bai, Rulan Bai, Kazuya Kusama, Atsushi Ideta, Yoshito Aoyagi, Kazuyuki Kaneko, Kosuke Iga, Jiro Yasuda, Takayuki Miyazawa, Kazuhiko Imakawa
Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are involved in placentation; perhaps the most well-known ERV s are the syncytins, actively transcribed env genes involved in cell-cell fusion and possible morphological variations. However, ERVs other than syncytins that play an important role in placental development have not been well characterized. To identify ERV genes expressed during the onset of placentation in the bovine species, we characterized the expression profiles of bovine conceptus transcripts during the peri-attachment period using RNA-seq analysis, and confirming some candidates through real-time PCR...
September 12, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888122/interferon-%C3%AF-induced-gene-expression-in-bovine-hepatocytes-during-early-pregnancy
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B Ruhmann, K Giller, A K Hankele, S E Ulbrich, M Schmicke
Interferon-tau (IFNτ) is the conceptus derived specific early pregnancy signal in bovidae. Locally, IFNτ induces an IFNτ specific gene expression (ISG) in endometrial cells and by this it averts luteolysis of the corpus luteum (CL) by suppressing prostaglandin production. Moreover, it was shown that IFNτ also induces ISG in the liver in pregnant sheep and in liver biopsies from Holstein Friesian heifers on Day 18 of pregnancy. The objective of the present study was to confirm increased hepatic ISG in vivo on Day 18 of pregnancy and to prove if hepatocytes and not non-parenchymal cells react to IFNτ by using immunohistochemistry and primary bovine hepatocytes stimulated in vitro with recombinant bovine IFNτ...
July 31, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884517/biocompatibility-assessment-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-in-mice-feto-placental-unit
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Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Fatemeh Ghanbary, Parviz Ashtari, Enayatollah Seydi, Khadijeh Ashtari, Mohsen Akbari
As the applications of titanium dioxide nanomaterials (nTiO2 ) are growing with an ever-increasing speed, the hazardous risks of this material have become a major concern. Several recent studies have reported that nTiO2 can cross the placental barrier in pregnant mice and cause neurotoxicity in their offspring. However, the influence of these nanoparticles on the fetoplacental unit during the pregnancy is yet to be studied. The present study reports on the effects of nTiO2 on the anatomical structure of fetal brain and liver in a pregnant mice model...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882581/premature-ovarian-senescence-and-high-miscarriage-rate-impair-fertility-in-women-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Aimilia Karampatou, Xue Han, Loreta A Kondili, Gloria Taliani, Alessia Ciancio, Filomena Morisco, Rosina Maria Critelli, Enrica Baraldi, Veronica Bernabucci, Giulia Troshina, Maria Guarino, Simonetta Tagliavini, Federica D'Ambrosio, Laura Bristot, Laura Turco, Stefano Rosato, Stefano Vella, Tommaso Trenti, Isabella Neri, Antonio La Marca, Shivaji Manthena, Andrea S Goldstein, Savino Bruno, Yanjun Bao, Yuri Sanchez Gonzalez, Erica Villa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Premenopausal Hepatitis C Virus positive (HCV+) women have failing ovarian function.We thus investigated reproductive history,risk of infertility and pregnancy outcomes in HCV+ women of childbearing age. METHODS: Three different groups were studied:1) Clinical cohort:100 HCV+ women with chronic liver disease (CLD), age matched with 50 HBV+ women with CLD and with 100 healthy women consecutively observed in 3 Italian Gastroenterology Units;2) 1998 HCV+ women enrolled in the Italian Platform for the Study of Viral Hepatitis Therapies (PITER);3) 6...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873045/gadolinium-chelate-safety-in-pregnancy-barely-detectable-gadolinium-levels-in-the-juvenile-nonhuman-primate-after-in-utero-exposure
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Joao Prola-Netto, Mark Woods, Victoria H J Roberts, Elinor L Sullivan, Christina Ann Miller, Antonio E Frias, Karen Y Oh
Purpose To determine whether gadolinium remains in juvenile nonhuman primate tissue after maternal exposure to intravenous gadoteridol during pregnancy. Materials and Methods Gravid rhesus macaques and their offspring (n = 10) were maintained, as approved by the institutional animal care and utilization committee. They were prospectively studied as part of a pre-existing ongoing research protocol to evaluate the effects of maternal malnutrition on placental and fetal development. On gestational days 85 and 135, they underwent placental magnetic resonance imaging after intravenous gadoteridol administration...
September 4, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871471/impact-of-maternal-nutrition-in-hepatitis-e-infection-in-pregnancy
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Ashok Kumar, Sheetal Sharma, Premashish Kar, Sarita Agarwal, Siddhartha Ramji, Syed Akhtar Husain, Sudha Prasad, Shashi Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The basis of host response in hepatitis E virus (HEV)-related liver disease during pregnancy-is still unclear. The study aims to evaluate anthropometric parameters and biochemical nutritional parameters in hepatitis E infection during pregnancy and correlate it with severity of the disease. METHODS: A total of consecutive 267 pregnant women with jaundice were recruited. The jaundiced patients were classified as acute viral hepatitis (AVH) or acute liver failure (ALF)...
September 4, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870127/major-liver-resection-in-pregnancy-three-cases-with-different-etiologies-and-review-of-the-literature
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M D Niv Pencovich, Muhammad Younis, Yonatan Lessing, Lilach Zac, Joseph B Lessing, M D Yariv Yogev, Michael J Kupferminc, Ido Nachmany
BACKGROUND: Major liver resection during pregnancy is extremely rare. When required, the associated physiologic and anatomic changes pose specific challenges and greater risk for both mother and fetus Materials and methods: Three cases of major liver resection during pregnancy due to different etiologies are presented. The relevant literature is reviewed and discussed. RESULTS: We present 3 cases of major liver resection due to giant liver hemangioma with Kasabach-Merrit syndrome, giant hydatid cyst, and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, at gestational week (GW) 17, 19, and 30, respectively...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868172/unique-liver-disease-of-pregnancy-requiring-anaesthesia-support-a-case-with-severe-hyperemesis-gravidarum
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Berrin Günaydın, Aykut Özek, Naciye Türk Özterlemez, Ayca Taş Tuna
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is one of the common unique liver diseases that occurs during pregnancy. Mild cases can be spontaneously resolved in time but severe cases usually require supportive medical treatment to relieve symptoms. Moreover, differential diagnosis may be required in severe cases that manifest with persistent nausea-vomiting, dehydration and weight loss refractory to treatment. Thus, to rule out any gastrointestinal pathology, this case was referred to the outpatient anaesthesia clinic after the first unsuccessful awake endoscopy attempt without sedation...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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