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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087423/is-middle-cerebral-artery-doppler-related-to-neonatal-and-2-year-infant-outcome-in-early-fetal-growth-restriction
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Tamara Stampalija, Birgit Arabin, Hans Wolf, Caterina M Bilardo, Christoph Lees
BACKGROUND: Reduced fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler impedance is associated with hypoxemia in fetal growth restriction. It remains unclear as to whether this finding could be useful in timing delivery especially in third trimester. In this regard there is a paucity of evidence from prospective studies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between middle cerebral artery Doppler impedance and its ratio with the umbilical artery in relation to neonatal and 2-year infant outcome in early fetal growth restriction (26(+0)-31(+6) weeks of gestation)...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087122/human-trophoblast-stem-cells-real-or-not-real
#2
Ching-Wen Chang, Mana M Parast
Abnormal trophoblast differentiation is the root cause of many placenta-based pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Human trophoblast differentiation is difficult to study due to the lack of a stem cell model. Such a multipotent "trophoblast stem" (TS) cell, with the ability to differentiate into all trophoblast subtypes, has been derived from mouse blastocysts, but attempts to derive similar human cells have failed. We consider here several possibilities for the TS cell niche in the human placenta...
January 5, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079409/promoting-awareness-of-neonatal-menstruation
#3
Paola Bianchi, Giuseppe Benagiano, Ivo Brosens
Neonatal uterine bleeding (NUB) has been carefully studied in the past through case reports, small series, clinical cohort studies, pathology investigations of fetal and neonatal. Following a historical recount, this review summarizes biological mechanisms conditioning NUB, starting from the persistence till birth of an 'ontogenetic progesterone resistance' (OPR), causing decreased responsiveness of target tissues to bioavailable progesterone. Several pregnancy-related conditions, such as preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, prematurity, post-maturity and even Rhesus or ABO incompatibility, influence the occurrence of NUB...
January 12, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079405/posttraumatic-growth-following-pregnancy-termination-for-fetal-abnormality-the-predictive-role-of-coping-strategies-and-perinatal-grief
#4
Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Pauline Fox
BACKGROUND: Research about termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) suggests that it is a traumatic event with potential negative psychological consequences. However, evidence also indicates that following traumatic events individuals may experience growth. Although TFA's negative psychological outcomes are well documented, little is known of the potential for growth following this event. Therefore, the study's objectives were to measure posttraumatic growth (PTG) post-TFA, examine the relationship between PTG, perinatal grief and coping, and determine the predictors of PTG...
January 12, 2017: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077924/temperature-during-pregnancy-influences-the-fetal-growth-and-birth-size
#5
Harunor Rashid, Miki Kagami, Farzana Ferdous, Enbo Ma, Toru Terao, Taiichi Hayashi, Yukiko Wagatsuma
BACKGROUND: Birth weight and length have seasonal fluctuations. However, it is uncertain which meteorological element has an effect on birth outcomes and which timing of pregnancy would explain such effect. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine temperature effects during pregnancy and which timing of pregnancy has effects on size at birth. METHODS: A large, randomized, controlled trial of food and micronutrient supplementation for pregnant women was conducted in Matlab, Bangladesh (MINIMat Study), where women were enrolled from November 2001 to October 2003...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076590/effect-of-maternal-exercises-on-biophysical-fetal-and-maternal-parameters-a-transversal-study
#6
Caroline Mombaque Dos Santos, Wendel Mombaque Dos Santos, Francisco Maximiliano Pancich Gallarreta, Camila Pigatto, Luiz Osório Cruz Portela, Edson Nunes de Morais
Objective: To evaluate the acute effects of maternal and fetal hemodynamic responses in pregnant women submitted to fetal Doppler and an aerobic physical exercise test according to the degree of effort during the activity and the impact on the well-being. Methods: Transversal study with low risk pregnant women, obtained by convenience sample with gestational age between 26 to 34 weeks. The participants carry out a progressive exercise test. Results: After the exercise session, reduced resistance (p=0...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075545/fetal-growth-and-parental-cardiovascular-risk-preterm-birth-matters
#7
Janet M Catov
It is now well established, but poorly understood, that preterm birth marks excess cardiovascular risk among mothers. The study by Morken et al. provides new and important insights into these links by integrating preterm birth and fetal growth abnormalities as metrics of long-term parental CVD mortality risk. They report that small and large infants delivered preterm are linked to excess maternal CVD risk, but these features are only weakly associated with paternal CVD. This article is protected by copyright...
January 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075368/critical-windows-of-prenatal-exposure-to-cadmium-and-size-at-birth
#8
Lu Cheng, Bin Zhang, Tongzhang Zheng, Jie Hu, Aifen Zhou, Bryan A Bassig, Wei Xia, David A Savitz, Stephen Buka, Chao Xiong, Joseph M Braun, Yaqi Zhang, Yanqiu Zhou, Xinyun Pan, Chuansha Wu, Youjie Wang, Zhengmin Qian, Aimin Yang, Megan E Romano, Kunchong Shi, Shunqing Xu, Yuanyuan Li
Prenatal cadmium (Cd) exposure has been associated with adverse birth outcomes, but the findings of previous studies are inconsistent. We measured Cd concentrations in urine samples at or near 13, 24, and 35 gestational weeks from 282 women in Wuhan, China. We used generalized estimating equation models to assess the associations between maternal creatinine adjusted urinary Cd concentrations at each trimester and birth size. A significant inverse association was observed between higher maternal Cd levels measured during the 1st trimester and birth size in girls...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072479/reference-values-for-sonographically-estimated-fetal-weight-in-twin-gestations-stratified-by-chorionicity-a-single-center-study
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Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Sarah Crimmins, Stephen A Contag
OBJECTIVES: To determine reference values for sonography-based estimated fetal weight (EFW) in twin gestations in one single tertiary medical center in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal analysis of EFW evaluations of fetuses of twin gestations between November 2006 and June 2016. Fetuses with major congenital anomalies or chromosomal abnormalities were excluded. Estimated fetal weight was calculated using the Hadlock 1985 formula. Linear mixed models were used to allow for multiple but inconsistent observations among individuals, and to account for intertwin differences as well as for gender...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070760/the-generation-r-study-design-and-cohort-update-2017
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Marjolein N Kooijman, Claudia J Kruithof, Cornelia M van Duijn, Liesbeth Duijts, Oscar H Franco, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Johan C de Jongste, Caroline C W Klaver, Aad van der Lugt, Johan P Mackenbach, Henriëtte A Moll, Robin P Peeters, Hein Raat, Edmond H H M Rings, Fernando Rivadeneira, Marc P van der Schroeff, Eric A P Steegers, Henning Tiemeier, André G Uitterlinden, Frank C Verhulst, Eppo Wolvius, Janine F Felix, Vincent W V Jaddoe
The Generation R Study is a population-based prospective cohort study from fetal life until adulthood. The study is designed to identify early environmental and genetic causes and causal pathways leading to normal and abnormal growth, development and health from fetal life, childhood and young adulthood. This multidisciplinary study focuses on several health outcomes including behaviour and cognition, body composition, eye development, growth, hearing, heart and vascular development, infectious disease and immunity, oral health and facial growth, respiratory health, allergy and skin disorders of children and their parents...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069900/impact-of-donor-and-recipient-adiposity-on-feto-placental-growth-in-adolescent-sheep
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Jacqueline M Wallace, John S Milne, Clare L Adam, Raymond P Aitken
The influence of maternal obesity during oocyte development and its putative interaction with nutrient reserves at conception on pregnancy outcome were examined in an adolescent sheep model. Donor ewes were nutritionally managed to achieve contrasting adiposity (control [CD]/obese [ObD]) for 6 weeks prior to superovulation, and inseminated by a non-obese sire. Morulae from 6 CD and 7 ObD were transferred in singleton into adolescent recipients of identical age but differing adiposity, classified as relatively fat or thin, respectively...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068596/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-low-dose-aspirin-and-omega-3-in-treatment-of-asymmetrically-intrauterine-growth-restriction-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohammed K Ali, Maggy E Amin, Ahmed F Amin, Diaa Eldeen M Abd El Aal
OBJECTIVE: To test the effect of aspirin and omega 3 on fetal weight as well as feto-maternal blood flow in asymmetrical intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). STUDY DESIGN: This study is a clinically registered (NCT02696577), open, parallel, randomized controlled trial, conducted at Assiut Woman's Health Hospital, Egypt including 80 pregnant women (28-30 weeks) with IUGR. They were randomized either to group I: aspirin or group II: aspirin plus omega 3. The primary outcome was the fetal weight after 6 weeks of treatment...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067049/amniotic-fluid-and-maternal-serum-metabolic-signatures-in-the-2nd-trimester-associated-with-pre-term-delivery
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Christina Virgiliou, Helen G Gika, Michael Witting, Anna A Bletsou, Apostolos Athanasiadis, Menelaos Zafrakas, Nikolaos S Thomaidis, Nikolaos Raikos, Georgios Makrydimas, Georgios A Theodoridis
Pre-term delivery (PTD) represents a major health problem which occurs in one in ten births. The hypothesis of the present study was that the metabolic profile of different biological fluids, obtained from pregnant women during the 2nd trimester of gestation, could allow useful correlations with pregnancy outcome. Holistic and targeted metabolomics approaches were applied for the complementary assessment of the metabolic content of prospectively collected amniotic fluid (AF) and paired maternal blood serum samples from 35 women who delivered preterm (between 29weeks+0days and 36weeks +5 days gestation) and 35 women delivered at term...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065816/development-of-customized-fetal-growth-charts-in-twins
#14
Tullio Ghi, Federico Prefumo, Anna Fichera, Mariano Lanna, Enrico Periti, Nicola Persico, Elsa Viora, Giuseppe Rizzo
BACKGROUND: Twin gestations are at significantly higher risk of fetal growth restriction in comparison with singletons. Using fetal biometric charts customized for obstetrical and parental characteristics may facilitate accurate assessment of fetal growth. OBJECTIVE(S): To construct reference charts for gestation of fetal biometric parameters stratified by chorionicity and customized for obstetrical and parental characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: Fetal biometric measurements obtained from serial ultrasound examinations in uncomplicated twin pregnancies delivering after 36 weeks of gestation were collected by 19 Italian fetal medicine units under the auspices of the Società Italiana di Ecografia Ostetrica e Ginecologica...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065815/neonatal-outcomes-following-preterm-birth-classified-according-to-placental-features
#15
Janet M Catov, Christina M Scifres, Steve N Caritis, Marnie Bertolet, Jacob Larkin, W Tony Parks
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth has staggering health implications, and yet the causes of most cases are still unknown. Placental features have been understudied as an etiology for preterm birth, and the association between placental pathologic lesions and neonatal outcomes are incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: To characterize births according to placental pathology and relate these to adverse neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We studied 20,091 births (15,710 term and 4,381 preterm) with placental evaluations...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064563/embryotoxic-effects-of-poincianella-caesalpinia-pyramidalis-leaves-on-pregnant-rats
#16
Antônio Carlos L Câmara, Ivana Cristina N Gadelha, Márcio B Castro, Rosane Maria T Medeiros, Franklin Riet-Correa, Benito Soto-Blanco
We investigated the embryotoxic and fetotoxic effects of Poincianella pyramidalis (Tul.) L.P. Queiroz (syn. Caesalpinia pyramidalis Tul.) leaves on pregnant rats ( Rattus norvegicus). Pregnant rats were divided into 4 groups: G1-fed a ration containing 5% P. pyramidalis leaves beginning on day 1 of pregnancy; G2-fed a ration containing 5% P. pyramidalis leaves commencing on day 6 of pregnancy; G3-fed a ration containing 10% P. pyramidalis leaves starting on day 6 of pregnancy; G4-control group. On day 21 of pregnancy, parameters of reproductive performance were recorded...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063262/quantification-of-mechanical-dyssynchrony-in-growth-restricted-fetuses-and-normal-controls-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-ste
#17
Kristina Krause, Mareike Möllers, Kerstin Hammer, Maria Karina Falkenberg, Ute Möllmann, Dennis Görlich, Walter Klockenbusch, Ralf Schmitz
PURPOSE: To evaluate longitudinal mechanical dyssynchrony in normally grown fetuses by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and to compare longitudinal mechanical dyssynchrony in fetal growth restriction (FGR) with normal controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed on 30 FGR and 62 normally grown fetuses, including 30 controls matched by gestational age, using STE and a transversal four-chamber view. Data analysis was carried out with a high frame rate of about 175 frames/s...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061343/maternal-urinary-paraben-levels-and-offspring-size-at-birth-from-a-chinese-birth-cohort
#18
Chuansha Wu, Wenqian Huo, Yuanyuan Li, Bin Zhang, Yanjian Wan, Tongzhang Zheng, Aifen Zhou, Zhong Chen, Minzheng Qian, Yingshuang Zhu, Yangqian Jiang, Hongxiu Liu, Jie Hu, Xi Chen, Bing Xu, Wei Xia, Shunqing Xu
BACKGROUND: Parabens are suspected to impair fetal growth because of their endocrine disrupting effects. Epidemiological studies regarding the effects of prenatal exposure to parabens on birth outcomes are limited. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate the association between prenatal paraben exposure and size of infants at birth. METHODS: Within the longitudinal Healthy Baby Cohort (HBC) in Hubei Province, China, we randomly selected 1006 mother-infant pairs recruited in Wuhan City in 2014...
December 27, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059843/clinically-relevant-female-genital-tract-anomalies
#19
Mary E Christiansen, Laura Detti
Müllerian anomalies are defined as congenital uterine malformations that arise from improperly developing Müllerian ducts. These malformations have a variety of presentations ranging from asymptomatic to amenorrhea, dyspareunia, dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, pregnancy loss, fetal malpresentation, placental abruption, and intrauterine growth restriction. In this review, we discuss the clinical implications, diagnosis, and treatment of the various Müllerian anomalies focusing on the ones for which clinical intervention is amenable to improve pregnancy outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057322/the-assessment-of-fetal-brain-growth-in-diabetic-pregnancy-using-in-utero-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
M Paddock, R Akram, D A Jarvis, P Armitage, S Song, P Madhuvrata, P D Griffiths
AIM: To assess fetal brain growth over the third trimester in pregnant women with diabetes using in utero magnetic resonance imaging (iuMRI) to determine if greater brain growth occurs in type 1 (T1DM) when compared to gestational (GDM) diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Each consented participant was scanned at three fixed times during the third trimester using iuMRI. One hundred and fifty-seven patients were approached, 48 participants were recruited, and 36 complete data sets were analysed...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Radiology
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