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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719900/second-to-third-trimester-longitudinal-growth-assessment-for-the-prediction-of-largeness-for-gestational-age-and-macrosomia-in-an-unselected-population
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Javier Caradeux, Elisenda Eixarch, Edurne Mazarico, Tri Rahmat Basuki, Eduard Gratacós, Francesc Figueras
BACKGROUND: Prenatal detection of excessive growth remains inaccurate. Most strategies rely on a single cross-sectional evaluation of fetal size during the third trimester. OBJECTIVES: To compare second- to third-trimester longitudinal growth assessment with cross-sectional evaluation at the third trimester in the prediction of largeness for gestational age (LGA) and macrosomia. METHODS: A cohort of 2,696 unselected singleton pregnancies scanned at 21 ± 2 and 32 ± 2 weeks was created...
July 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719896/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-preeclampsia-with-the-aid-of-the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-in-singleton-pregnancies
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Ignacio Herraiz, Elisa Llurba, Stefan Verlohren, Alberto Galindo
Preeclampsia (PE) is involved in a group of obstetrical conditions closely related by the presence of placental dysfunction (PD), which also includes intrauterine growth restriction and placental abruption. The timely and accurate recognition and management of PE are often challenging because diagnostic criteria are still based on nonspecific signs and symptoms and because common severity criteria correlate poorly with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. The discovery of the role of angiogenesis-related factors - soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) - in the underlying pathophysiology of PD has marked an important step for improving its early diagnosis and prognosis assessment before gestational week 34...
July 19, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719646/a-synergistic-negative-effect-of-gestational-smoke-exposure-and-small-litter-size-on-rat-placental-efficiency-vascularisation-and-angiogenic-factors-mrna-expression
#3
Zhen-Yan Chen, Ying Yao
Smoking increases the risk of pregnancy complications such as spontaneous abortion and low birth weight (LBW). By cigarette smoke exposure (gestational day, GD3-17), normal-litter-size pregnancy with low birth weight (NP-LBW) and small-litter-size pregnancy with normal birth weight (SP-NBW) in rats were induced. The placental weight in SP-NBW was twice the weight of the normal in contrast with the smaller placenta in NP-LBW. Compared with the normal, placental efficiency (expressed as fetus-to-placenta weight ratio) and placental vascularisation were significantly decreased in smoke exposed placentas with more obvious decrease in SP-NBW...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718938/quality-control-of-ultrasound-for-fetal-biometry-results-from-the-intergrowth-21-st-project
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Angelo Cavallaro, Stephen T Ash, Raffaele Napolitano, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Eric O Ohuma, Malid Molloholli, Joyce Sande, Ippokratis Sarris, Christos Ioannou, Tess Norris, Vera Donadono, Maria Carvalho, Manorama Purwar, Fernando C Barros, Yasmin A Jaffer, Enrico Bertino, Ruyan Pang, Michael G Gravett, Laurent J Salomon, Julia Alison Noble, Douglas G Altman, Aris T Papageorghiou
OBJECTIVES: To assess a comprehensive package of ultrasound quality control in a large multicentre study of fetal growth - the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project. METHODS: We performed quality control (QC) measures on 20,313 ultrasound scan images taken prospectively from 4,321 fetuses at 14-41 weeks' gestation in eight geographical locations. At the time of each ultrasound examination, three fetal biometric variables were measured in triplicate on separately generated images: head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC) and femur length (FL)...
July 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718893/association-between-maternal-vascular-murmur-and-the-small-for-gestational-age-fetus-with-abnormal-umbilical-artery-doppler-flow
#5
Diana Riknagel, Richard Farlie, Morten Hedegaard, Peter Humaidan, Johannes J Struijk
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between maternal vascular murmurs (MVMs) and fetal growth restriction (defined as small-for-gestational-age [SGA] fetus) and abnormal Doppler pulsatility index (PI) of the uterine and/or umbilical arteries. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of women aged 18 years or older with a singleton pregnancy at 28-34 weeks was conducted at Regional Hospital Viborg, Denmark, between May 1 and August 1, 2013. Ultrasound fetal biometry was performed and the Doppler PI of the umbilical and uterine arteries was determined...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718809/maternal-choline-supplementation-alters-fetal-growth-patterns-in-a-mouse-model-of-placental-insufficiency
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Julia H King, Sze Ting Cecilia Kwan, Jian Yan, Kevin C Klatt, Xinyin Jiang, Mark S Roberson, Marie A Caudill
Impairments in placental development can adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. The bioactive nutrient choline may mitigate some of these impairments, as suggested by data in humans, animals, and human trophoblasts. Herein, we investigated the effects of maternal choline supplementation (MCS) on parameters of fetal growth in a Dlx3+/- (distal-less homeobox 3) mouse model of placental insufficiency. Dlx3+/- female mice were assigned to 1X (control), 2X, or 4X choline intake levels during gestation. Dams were sacrificed at embryonic days E10...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718213/safety-and-dose-finding-trial-of-tadalafil-administered-for-fetal-growth-restriction-a-phase-1-clinical-study
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Michiko Kubo, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shintaro Maki, Masafumi Nii, Nao Murabayashi, Kazuhiro Osato, Yuki Kamimoto, Takashi Umekawa, Eiji Kondo, Tomoaki Ikeda
AIM: We designed a safety and dose-finding trial of tadalafil administered for fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS: Three cases were initially commenced on 10 mg/day and monitored for major adverse events. Should a major adverse event be observed in one or more of the three cases, an examination into its relation with tadalafil would be conducted by a safety evaluation committee. If one or more of these new cases exhibited the same adverse event, the trial would be stopped completely...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715818/first-trimester-combined-multimarker-prospective-study-for-the-detection-of-pregnancies-at-a-high-risk-of-developing-preeclampsia-using-the-fetal-medicine-foundation-algorithm
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Meriem Guizani, Joseph Valsamis, Vivien Dutemeyer, Xin Kang, Vera Ceccoti, Joe Khalife, Silvia F Duiella, Frederic Blavier, Alessandra Faraca, Teresa Cos, Jacques C Jani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) algorithm prospectively at 11-13 weeks' gestation in the prediction of preeclampsia (PE). METHODS: Single-center prospective screening study for PE of singleton pregnancies at 11-13 weeks. The FMF algorithm takes into account maternal characteristics and biomarkers. Detection rate (DR) for a 10% false-positive rate (FPR) for delivery with preterm and term PE was estimated. RESULTS: Between January 2011 and December 2013, of 3,239 patients available for final analysis, 36 (1...
July 18, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715659/fetal-heart-rate-variation-after-corticosteroids-for-fetal-maturation
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Olga Knaven, Wessel Ganzevoort, Marjon de Boer, Hans Wolf
INTRODUCTION: Several studies report a decrease of fetal heart rate (FHR) short-term variation (STV) after corticosteroids for improvement of fetal maturity and advice not to deliver a fetus for low STV within 2-3days after corticosteroids. However, literature is not unanimous in this respect. This study intends to asses STV longitudinally after corticosteroid administration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study in a tertiary perinatal centre from 2009 to 2015 included all women who had been treated with corticosteroids at gestational age of 26-34 weeks, had a computerized cardiotocography (cCTG) before and after medication and did not deliver within 48h...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715613/isolation-and-characterization-of-canine-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-neurological-disorders-in-dogs
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Connor Long, Lee Lankford, Priyadarsini Kumar, Robert Grahn, Dori L Borjesson, Diana Farmer, Aijun Wang
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disorder that affects humans and dogs. The prognosis of SCI depends on the severity of the injury and can include varying levels of motor and sensory deficits including devastating paraplegia and quadriplegia. Placental mesenchymal stromal cells (PMSCs) have been shown to improve wound healing and possess neuroprotective and immunomodulatory capabilities, but have not yet been clinically tested for the treatment of SCI. This study established a protocol to isolate fetal PMSCs from canine placentas and characterized their paracrine secretion profile and ability to stimulate neurons in vitro to assess their potential as a treatment option for neurological disorders in dogs...
July 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714000/circulating-levels-of-angiogenesis-related-growth-factors-in-breast-cancer-a-study-to-profile-proteins-responsible-for-tubule-formation
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Gemma A Barron, Marie Goua, Klaus W J Wahle, Giovanna Bermano
The present study exploited a versatile in vitro endothelial cell/fibroblast co-culture cell system to investigate the association between angiogenesis and breast cancer by comparing the capacity of plasma from women with breast cancer and age-matched controls, to influence tubule formation and modulate angiogenesis in vitro, and to identify plasma circulating factors which might be responsible. Plasma from women with breast cancer (n=8) (added on day 7 after co-culture establishment) significantly increased tubule formation by 57% (P<0...
July 11, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713594/small-molecule-big-prospects-microrna-in-pregnancy-and-its-complications
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REVIEW
Meng Cai, Gopi K Kolluru, Asif Ahmed
MicroRNAs are small, noncoding RNA molecules that regulate target gene expression in the posttranscriptional level. Unlike siRNA, microRNAs are "fine-tuners" rather than "switches" in the regulation of gene expression; thus they play key roles in maintaining tissue homeostasis. The aberrant microRNA expression is implicated in the disease process. To date, numerous studies have demonstrated the regulatory roles of microRNAs in various pathophysiological conditions. In contrast, the study of microRNA in pregnancy and its associated complications, such as preeclampsia (PE), fetal growth restriction (FGR), and preterm labor, is a young field...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713510/color-doppler-indices-of-proximal-and-distal-parts-of-middle-cerebral-artery-in-fetuses-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Farhad Naleini, Mohammad Farzizadeh, Abdolmajid Taheri, Ayoob Rostamzadeh, Daryoush Fatehi
INTRODUCTION: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a major clinical issue for pregnant women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate color Doppler indices of the proximal and distal parts of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) of the fetus. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 350 pregnant patients, with gestation age of 32-40 who were suspected to have intrauterine growth restriction, participated. The patients were referred for color Doppler sonography at the Imam Reza Hospital (Kermanshah, Iran) from May 2011 to September 2012...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711366/-contribution-of-chromosomal-microarray-analysis-by-a-multidisciplinary-prenatal-diagnosis-center
#14
C Bartholmot, E Mousty, F Grosjean, Y Petrov, P Khau Van Kien, J Chiesa, V Letouzey
OBJECTIVE: Chromosomal analysis by array CGH is a cytogenetic technique that has opened its application to prenatal diagnosis in recent years. The main objective of the study was to analyze the contribution for couples using chromosomal analysis by array CGH in a CPDPN. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 2015 in a CPDPN. All the patients with array CGH analysis were included in the study. The analysis indications were CN≥3.5mm, ultrasound signs, intra-uterine growth retardation and fetal deaths...
July 12, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711069/preterm-birth-and-its-impact-on-renal-health
#15
Valerie A Luyckx
Preterm birth occurs in approximately 10% of all births worldwide. Preterm infants have reduced nephron numbers at birth in proportion to gestational age, and are at increased risk of neonatal acute kidney injury as well as higher blood pressure, proteinuria, and chronic kidney disease later in life. Rapid catch-up growth in preterm infants, especially if resulting in obesity, is a risk factor for end-stage kidney disease among children with proteinuric renal disease. Preterm birth, however, is a risk factor not only for the infant because mothers who deliver preterm have an increased risk of having subsequent preterm deliveries as well as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and renal disease later in life...
July 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709949/pulmonary-hypoplasia
#16
REVIEW
C Michael Cotten
To survive the transition to extrauterine life, newborn infants must have lungs that provide an adequate surface area and volume to allow for gas exchange. The dynamic activities of fetal breathing movements and accumulation of lung luminal fluid are key to fetal lung development throughout the various phases of lung development and growth, first by branching morphogenesis, and later by septation. Because effective gas exchange is essential to survival, pulmonary hypoplasia is among the leading findings on autopsies of children dying in the newborn period...
July 11, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709101/the-impact-of-prenatal-perfluoroalkyl-substances-exposure-on-neonatal-and-child-growth
#17
Mei-Huei Chen, Sharon Ng, Chia-Jung Hsieh, Ching-Chun Lin, Wu-Shiun Hsieh, Pau-Chung Chen
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are wildly distributed environmental pollutants. Laboratory mice exposed prenatally to PFASs develop smaller birth weight but are more likely to become obese in adulthood. The evidences in human studies are still inconclusive. METHODS: The participants were 429 mother-infant pairs from Taiwan Birth Panel Study. These children were followed serially and growth data were collected through face to face interviews and records in Child Healthcare Handbooks until 108months of age...
July 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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
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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/28708473/mr-imaging-measurements-of-altered-placental-oxygenation-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-growth-restriction
#19
Emma Ingram, David Morris, Josephine Naish, Jenny Myers, Edward Johnstone
Purpose To evaluate oxygen-enhanced and blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging parameters in normal pregnancies and those complicated by fetal growth restriction (FGR). Materials and Methods This case-control study was approved by the local research ethics committee. Informed consent was obtained from all subjects. From October 2010 to October 2015, 28 women with uncomplicated pregnancies (individualized birthweight ratio [IBR] >20th percentile and delivery >37 weeks) and 23 with pregnancies complicated by FGR (IBR <5th percentile and abnormal Doppler ultrasonography [US] studies) underwent MR imaging...
July 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708272/prognostic-accuracy-of-cerebroplacental-ratio-and-middle-cerebral-artery-doppler-for-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Charlotte A Schreurs, Marjon A de Boer, Martijn W Heymans, Linda J Schoonmade, Patrick M M Bossuyt, Ben Willem J Mol, Christianne J M de Groot, Caroline J Bax
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasonographic assessment of the cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) Doppler is widely used as an additional method to umbilical artery (UA) Doppler to identify fetuses at risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. However, reported estimates of its accuracy vary considerably. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis of studies on the prognostic accuracy of CPR and MCA Doppler, and compared this to UA Doppler. METHODS: We queried PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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