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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730376/lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-fetal-intervention-based-on-prenatal-staging
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Rodrigo Ruano, Timothy Dunn, Michael C Braun, Joseph R Angelo, Adnan Safdar
The authors present an overview of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) in the fetus with a particular focus on the insult to the developing renal system. Diagnostic criteria along with the challenges in estimating long-term prognosis are reviewed. A proposed prenatal LUTO disease severity classification to guide management decisions with fetal intervention to maintain or salvage in utero and neonatal pulmonary and renal function is also discussed. Stage I LUTO (mild form) is characterized by normal amniotic fluid index after 18 weeks, normal kidney echogenicity, no renal cortical cysts, no evidence of renal dysplasia, and favorable urinary biochemistries when sampled between 18 and 30 weeks; prenatal surveillance is recommended...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728265/-mass-spectrometry-combined-with-gene-analysis-for-prenatal-diagnosis-of-glutaric-acidemia-type-%C3%A2
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F Han, L S Han, W J Ji, T Chen, F Xu, Y Wang, J Ye, W J Qiu, H W Zhang, Y Z Jiang, C Hou, X F Gu
Objective: To investigate the value of amniotic fluid metabolite detection by mass spectrometry combined with gene mutation analysis in the prenatal diagnosis of glutaric acidemia type Ⅰ (GA-Ⅰ). Method: From January 2009 to December 2016, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Genetic, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine carried out prenatal diagnosis for 24 cases of pregnant women with GA-Ⅰproband. 24 pregnant women without organic acidemia proband for conventional prenatal diagnosis at the same period were used as the control group...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727132/analysis-of-intravaginal-misoprostol-0-2-mg-versus-intracervical-dinoprostone-0-5-mg-doses-for-labor-induction-at-term-pregnancies
#3
Teresa Górnisiewicz, Andrzej Jaworowski, Małgorzata Zembala-Szczerba, Dorota Babczyk, Hubert Huras
OBJECTIVES: Labor-induction methods are used in about 23% of labors. Most commonly, pharmacological methods are used to pre-induct the labor with dinoprostone - a PGE2 analog, and misoprostol - a PGE1 analog. The aim of this study was to evaluate two pharmacological methods of labor induction with the use of prostaglandins applied via an intravagi-nal insert containing misoprostol at a dose of 0.2 mg and intracervical gel containing dinoprostone at a dose of 0.5 mg. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on a group of 50 adult patients qualified for the pre-induction of labor...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727112/effect-of-in-ovo-feeding-of-l-arginine-on-the-hatchability-growth-performance-gastrointestinal-hormones-and-jejunal-digestive-and-absorptive-capacity-of-posthatch-broilers
#4
T Gao, M Zhao, L Zhang, J Li, L Yu, P Lv, F Gao, G Zhou
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of in ovo feeding (IOF) of Arg solution on the hatchability, growth performance, gastrointestinal hormones, serum AA, activities of digestive enzymes, and mRNA expressions of sensing receptors and nutrient transporters in the jejunum of posthatch broilers. One thousand two hundred embryonated eggs with similar weight were randomly allocated to 5 groups consisting of 8 replicates of 40 eggs each. The 5 treatments were arranged as a noninjected control, a diluent-injected (0...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724342/periodontal-disease-and-intra-amniotic-complications-in-women-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
#5
Vladimira Radochova, Ivana Kacerovska Musilova, Martin Stepan, Peter Vescicik, Radovan Slezak, Bo Jacobsson, Marian Kacerovsky
OBJECTIVE: Periodontal disease is frequently suggested as a possible causal factor for preterm delivery. The link between periodontal disease and preterm delivery is a possible translocation of periopathogenic bacteria to the placenta and amniotic fluid as well as a systemic response to this chronic inflammatory disease. However, there is a lack of information on whether there is an association between clinical periodontal status in women with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) and the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720051/plasma-and-amniotic-fluid-ppar%C3%AE-is-involved-in-the-lipid-metabolism-of-maternal-fetal-interface-cells
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Yan Cheng, Shuangping Liu, Ru Lin, Jue Wang, Ting Peng, Qingying Zhang, Haidong Cheng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was at detecting the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to investigate whether PPARγ regulates the lipid metabolism of maternal-fetal interface cells. METHODS: We detected the expression of PPARγ in the maternal plasma, fetal plasma and amniotic fluid of two groups of women with GDM or normal pregnancy using ELISA and western blot. Establish the cell models of the indirect coculture model and the separate culture model using BeWo cells and endometrial stromal cells (ESCs)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715807/amniotic-fluid-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-factor-profiling-in-foetal-down-syndrome
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Monika Zbucka-Kretowska, Karol Charkiewicz, Jan Czerniecki, Joanna Goscik, Slawomir Wolczynski, Piotr Laudanski
OBJECTIVES: Angiogenic factors are proteins that can potentially be related to certain foetal chromosomal abnormalities. The goal of this study was to determine the concentrations of 60 angiogenic factors in the amniotic fluid of women carrying foetuses with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS: After analysis of the karyotyping results, for the purpose of this study, we chose 12 women with foetal DS. For the control group, we selected 12 healthy patients with uncomplicated pregnancies (15-18 weeks of gestation) who delivered healthy newborns at term...
July 15, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715527/screening-criteria-for-ophthalmic-manifestations-of-congenital-zika-virus-infection
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Andrea A Zin, Irena Tsui, Julia Rossetto, Zilton Vasconcelos, Kristina Adachi, Stephanie Valderramos, Umme-Aiman Halai, Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone, Sheila Moura Pone, Joel Carlos Barros Silveira Filho, Mitsue S Aibe, Ana Carolina C da Costa, Olivia A Zin, Rubens Belfort, Patricia Brasil, Karin Nielsen-Saines, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira
Importance: Current guidelines recommend screening eye examinations for infants with microcephaly or laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection but not for all infants potentially exposed to Zika virus in utero. Objective: To evaluate eye findings in a cohort of infants whose mothers had polymerase chain reaction-confirmed Zika virus infection during pregnancy. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this descriptive case series performed from January 2 through October 30, 2016, infants were examined from birth to 1 year of age by a multidisciplinary medical team, including a pediatric ophthalmologist, from Fernandes Figueira Institute, a Ministry of Health referral center for high-risk pregnancies and infectious diseases in children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708576/adiponectin-concentration-in-mid-trimester-amniotic-fluid-varies-with-the-%C3%AE-amylase-level-and-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
#10
Joseph Chervenak, Mio Sawai, Lamis El Kabab, Rahul Lohana, Daniel Skupski, Steven S Witkin
OBJECTIVE: Factors influencing intraamniotic adiponectin levels and their functional significance remain incompletely elucidated. We prospectively measured adiponectin in amniotic fluid and identified its associations with maternal parameters, mediators in amniotic fluid and pregnancy outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Mid-trimester amniotic fluid from 571 women was tested for adiponectin, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and α-amylase by enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA), after which clinical data were obtained...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708574/4d-ultrasound-study-of-fetal-movement-early-in-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Suraphan Sajapala, Mohamed Ahmed Mostafa AboEllail, Kenji Kanenishi, Nobuhiro Mori, Genzo Marumo, Toshiyuki Hata
AIM: To assess the frequency of fetal movement and reproducibility of fetal movement counting in normal singleton pregnancies early in the second trimester using four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound. METHODS: Twenty-nine singleton pregnancies were studied for 15 min employing 4D ultrasound at 14-16 (19 cases) and 17-19 (10 cases) weeks of gestation. The frequencies of eight fetal movements (head anteflexion, head retroflexion, body rotation, hand to face movement, general movement, isolated arm movement, isolated leg movement and mouthing movement) were evaluated...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708464/effect-of-whole-body-hypothermia-on-surfactant-function-when-amniotic-fluid-is-meconium-stained
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Chiara Autilio, Mercedes Echaide, Valentina Dell'Orto, Jesus Perez-Gil, Daniele De Luca
We provide the first complete biophysical study of surfactant by captive bubble surfactometry from a neonate with meconium-stained amniotic fluid under controlled whole body hypothermia. Surfactant function improves after 48 hours of hypothermia, as surfactant cholesterol decreases. These findings partially explain positive effect of hypothermia on respiratory outcomes during meconium aspiration syndrome. A larger study including several neonates with or without lung disease is being conducted to better define the effect of hypothermia on surfactant function...
July 14, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708036/amniotic-fluid-cells-show-higher-pluripotency-related-gene-expression-than-allantoic-fluid-cells
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Debora Kehl, Melanie Generali, Sabrina Görtz, Diego Geering, Jaroslav Slamecka, Simon P Hoerstrup, Ulrich Bleul, Benedikt Weber
Amniotic fluid represents an abundant source of multipotent stem cells, referred as broadly mul-tipotent given their differentiation potential and expression of pluripotency-related genes. How-ever, the origin of this broadly multipotent cellular fraction is not fully understood. Several sources have been proposed so far, including embryonic and extra-embryonic tissues. In this re-gard, the ovine developmental model uniquely allows for direct comparison of fetal fluid-derived cells from two separate fetal fluid cavities, the allantois and the amnion, over the entire duration of gestation...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705923/maternal-and-female-fetal-testosterone-levels-are-associated-with-maternal-age-and-gestational-weight-gain
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Theodora Kunovac-Kallak, Charlotte Hellgren, Alkistis Skalkidou, Lotta Sandelin-Francke, Kumari Ubhayasekera, Jonas Bergquist, Ove Axelsson, Erika Comasco, Rebecca Campbell, Inger Sundstrom Poromaa
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal androgen exposure has been suggested to play a role in polycystic ovary syndrome. Given the limited information on what maternal characteristics influence maternal testosterone levels, and the even less explored routes by which female fetus androgen exposure would occur, the aim of this study was to investigate the impact of maternal age, BMI, weight gain, depressed mood, and aromatase SNPs on testosterone levels in maternal serum and amniotic fluid of female fetuses...
July 13, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700992/natural-history-of-fetal-lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-with-normal-amniotic-fluid-volume-at-initial-diagnosis
#15
Mark P Johnson, Enrico Danzer, Jamie Koh, William Polzin, Chris Harman, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Richard Brown, Michael V Zaretsky
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to define the natural history of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) with normal midgestational amniotic fluid volumes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 32 consecutive patients with LUTO with normal midgestational amniotic fluid volume followed at 11 North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) centers from August 2007 to May 2012. Normal amniotic fluid volume was defined as an amniotic fluid index (AFI) of ≥9 cm...
July 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700642/bacterial-communities-found-in-placental-tissues-are-associated-with-severe-chorioamnionitis-and-adverse-birth-outcomes
#16
Ronan M Doyle, Kathryn Harris, Steve Kamiza, Ulla Harjunmaa, Ulla Ashorn, Minyanga Nkhoma, Kathryn G Dewey, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn, Nigel Klein
Preterm birth is a major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Bacterial infection and the subsequent inflammatory response are recognised as an important cause of preterm birth. It is hypothesised that these organisms ascend the cervical canal, colonise placental tissues, cause chorioamnionitis and in severe cases infect amniotic fluid and the foetus. However, the presence of bacteria within the intrauterine cavity does not always precede chorioamnionitis or preterm birth. Whereas previous studies observing the types of bacteria present have been limited in size and the specificity of a few predetermined organisms, in this study we characterised bacteria found in placental tissues from a cohort of 1391 women in rural Malawi using 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697120/association-of-parasite-load-levels-in-amniotic-fluid-with-clinical-outcome-in-congenital-toxoplasmosis
#17
Lidia Yamamoto, Lília S Targa, Laura M Sumita, Paulo T Shimokawa, Jonatas C Rodrigues, Kelly A Kanunfre, Thelma S Okay
OBJECTIVE: To correlate neonatal and infant clinical outcome with parasite load in amniotic fluid (AF). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 122 children whose mothers had toxoplasmosis during pregnancy. The children were monitored from birth to 12 months old. Stored AF samples were obtained at maternal diagnosis and tested by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Gestational age at maternal infection, quantitative polymerase chain reaction results, neonatal anti-Toxoplasma gondii immunoglobulin (Ig) M, and clinical outcome at 12 months were correlated...
July 7, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697055/development-and-assessment-of-pictorial-guide-for-improved-accuracy-of-visual-blood-loss-estimation-in-cesarean-delivery
#18
Brittany E Homcha, Elbert J Mets, Michael D F Goldenberg, Lan Kong, Sonia J Vaida
INTRODUCTION: Estimated blood loss for surgical procedures performed via visual estimation is known to be an inaccurate method. Blood loss estimation is further complicated during cesarean delivery (CD) by a large volume loss for a short period as well as the presence of amniotic fluid. We hypothesized that a pictorial guide depicting premeasured blood volumes and materials commonly used in a CD would improve clinician accuracy in estimated blood loss. METHODS: A simulated CD scene was used to assess the ability of clinicians to estimate the amount of blood lost by a CD patient...
July 10, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696852/imaging-of-pregnancy-related-vascular-complications
#19
R Scooter Plowman, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Constantine A Raptis, Douglas S Katz, Vincent M Mellnick, Sanjeev Bhalla, Patricia Cornejo, Christine O Menias
Pregnancy results in substantial hemodynamic and prothrombotic changes that form the foundation for downstream vascular complications, both during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. In addition, several important risk factors, including older patient age, diabetes, and smoking, can increase the risk for vascular-related pregnancy complications. Because radiologists often play an important role in evaluation of the pregnant patient, understanding the pathophysiology of vascular-related complications in pregnancy and their imaging appearances is essential for diagnostic accuracy...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695674/foetal-pulmonary-maturity-in-dogs-estimated-from-bubble-tests-in-amniotic-fluid-obtained-via-amniocentesis
#20
T Bonte, A Del Carro, J Paquette, A Charlot Valdieu, S Buff, E Rosset
The goal of this study was to evaluate the reliability of amniocentesis during late pregnancy to assess lung maturity in puppies using a bubble test as described by Gunston and Davey (South African Medical Journal, 54, 1978, 495). Thirty-five bitches from eight different breeds were followed during late pregnancy before undergoing elective Caesarean (C)-section on days 61-62 after ovulation. Bubble tests were performed the day before the C-section (n = 11 bitches) and before the administration of aglepristone on amniotic fluid samples obtained via amniocentesis and were repeated the day of the surgery on amniotic fluid samples collected via puncture of the amniotic bags before they were opened (n = 35 bitches)...
July 10, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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