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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826778/pregnancy-outcomes-of-women-with-a-congenital-unicornuate-uterus-after-ivf-embryo-transfer
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Xihong Li, Yan Ouyang, Yan Yi, Ge Lin, Guangxiu Lu, Fei Gong
Unicornuate uteri are caused by non-development of one Müllerian duct. The objective of this study was to investigate pregnancy outcomes of singleton and/or twin pregnancies in women with unicornuate uterus after IVF-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The study group comprised 238 patients with a unicornuate uterus and the control group 818 patients with normal uterus. Compared with pregnancies with normal uterine morphology, a unicornuate uterus was associated with an increased risk of early pregnancy loss [adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 1...
August 3, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822438/-effect-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-therapy-on-the-mortality-and-morbidity-of-small-for-gestational-age-infants-born-at-24-34-completed-weeks-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Objective: To assess the impact of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) therapy on mortality and morbidities in small for gestational age (SGA) preterm infants. Method: A retrospective database analysis was performed. Preterm infants born at 24-34 completed weeks who were diagnosed as SGA in 14 hospitals in China between 2013 and 2014 were evaluated for mortality and major morbidities including respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and sepsis...
August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819943/the-mmp-9-timp-1-imbalance-and-the-reduced-level-of-tgf-%C3%AE-in-the-cervical-area-of-amniotic-membrane-is-a-possible-risk-factor-of-prom-and-premature-labor-proof-of-concept-study
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Małgorzata Litwiniuk, Małgorzata Radowicka, Alicja Krejner, Mirosław Wielgoś, Tomasz Grzela
OBJECTIVES: To assess the level MMP-9, TIMP-1 and TGF-β in placental and cervical region of amniotic membranes derived from at-term, pre-term and PROM deliveries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 14 amniotic membranes have been assessed; the quantitative analysis of MMP-9, TGF-β and TIMP-1 was assayed using respective Quantikine Immunoassay Kit. RESULTS: The MMP-9 level in PROM samples was similar to the level of MMP-9 in at-term membranes and comparable between the cervical and placental region of these membranes...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816029/development-of-a-3d-tissue-lung-phantom-of-a-preterm-infant-for-optical-measurements-of-oxygen-laser-detector-position-considerations
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Jim Larsson, Peilang Liao, Patrik Lundin, Emilie Krite Svanberg, Johannes Swartling, Märta Lewander Xu, Joakim Bood, Stefan Andersson-Engels
There is a need for further improving the clinical care of our most vulnerable patients - preterm infants. Novel diagnostic and treatment tools facilitate such advances. Here we are evaluating a potential percutaneous optical monitoring tool to assess the oxygen and water vapor contents in the lungs of preterm babies. The aim is to prepare for further clinical studies by gaining detailed understanding of how the measured light intensity and gas absorption signal behave for different possible geometries of the light delivery and receiver...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813702/tocolysis-for-in-utero-surgery-atosiban-performs-distinctly-better-than-magnesium-sulfate
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Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Franziska Krähenmann, Margret Hüsler, Martin Meuli, Ueli Moehrlen, Lucca Mazzone, Peter Biro, Roland Zimmermann
INTRODUCTION: To compare tocolysis with magnesium sulfate versus atosiban regarding the occurrence of short-term preterm labor and maternal side effects during and after open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective nonrandomized cohort study was performed including 30 fetal MMC cases. The first 15 cases (group 1) received magnesium sulfate according to the MOMS protocol. In the following 15 cases (group 2), magnesium sulfate was substituted by atosiban...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811567/engineered-endothelium-provides-angiogenic-and-paracrine-stimulus-to-grafted-human-ovarian-tissue
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Limor Man, Laura Park, Richard Bodine, Michael Ginsberg, Nikica Zaninovic, Omar Alexander Man, Glenn Schattman, Zev Rosenwaks, Daylon James
Despite major advances in tissue cryopreservation and auto-transplantation, reperfusion ischemia and hypoxia have been reported as major obstacles to successful recovery of the follicular pool within grafted ovarian tissue. We demonstrate a benefit to follicular survival and function in human ovarian tissue that is co-transplanted with exogenous endothelial cells (ExEC). ExECs were capable of forming functionally perfused vessels at the host/graft interface and increased both viability and follicular volume in ExEC-assisted grafts with resumption of antral follicle development in long-term grafts...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810088/the-impact-of-maternal-diabetes-obesity-and-race-on-infant-birth-weights-in-south-dakota
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Kari L Halvorson, H Bruce Vogt, Lon Kightlinger, Dennis Stevens
INTRODUCTION: Maternal obesity, high gestational weight gain and diabetes mellitus during pregnancy are known risk factors that correlate with high infant birth weight and the mother's race. Previous studies have focused on low birth weight, prematurity and infant mortality. This study examined the interaction between race, maternal risk factors and high infant birth weights at the population level in South Dakota to identify factors contributing to the high Native American infant birth weights...
February 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808495/the-most-frequent-abca3-nonsense-mutation-p-tyr1515-y1515x-causing-lethal-neonatal-respiratory-failure-in-a-term-neonate
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AlNashmi AlAnazi, Ralph Epaud, Humariya Heena, Alix de Becdelievre, Abeer Mohammad Miqdad, Pascale Fanen
Defects in the surfactant biosynthesis are associated with respiratory distress syndrome, commonly occurring in premature infants due to lung immaturity. However, interstitial lung diseases have also been observed in full-term infants with mutations in the SFTPC, SFTPB, NKX2-1, or ABCA3 genes, involved in the surfactant metabolism. Herein, we report a newborn baby with neonatal respiratory distress and diffuse lung disease caused by ABCA3 mutation. The baby died at 5 weeks of age after developing pulmonary hypertension...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808112/regulation-of-perforin-activation-and-pre-synaptic-toxicity-through-c-terminal-glycosylation
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Imran G House, Colin M House, Amelia J Brennan, Omer Gilan, Mark A Dawson, James C Whisstock, Ruby Hp Law, Joseph A Trapani, Ilia Voskoboinik
Perforin is a highly cytotoxic pore-forming protein essential for immune surveillance by cytotoxic lymphocytes. Prior to delivery to target cells by exocytosis, perforin is stored in acidic secretory granules where it remains functionally inert. However, how cytotoxic lymphocytes remain protected from their own perforin prior to its export to secretory granules, particularly in the Ca(2+)-rich endoplasmic reticulum, remains unknown. Here, we show that N-linked glycosylation of the perforin C-terminus at Asn549 within the endoplasmic reticulum inhibits oligomerisation of perforin monomers and thus protects the host cell from premature pore formation...
August 14, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806660/fluorescent-carbon-dot-gated-hollow-mesoporous-carbon-for-chemo-photothermal-synergistic-therapy
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Xiudan Wang, Yuanzhe Lin, Xian Li, Da Wang, Donghua Di, Qinfu Zhao, Siling Wang
An efficient and intelligent nano-carrier that combines cell imaging with near infrared (NIR) light and redox dual-responsive drug delivery was successfully prepared. The hollow mesoporous carbon (HMC) nanoparticles with high photothermal conversion ability were developed to increase the drug loading efficiency and realize chemotherapy and photothermal synergetic therapy. The photo-stable and luminescent carbon dots (CDs) were prepared from branched polyethyleneimine (PEI) by hydrothermal reaction. The PEI CDs (CDPEI) were grafted on the openings of HMC as the "gatekeepers" via disulfide units (HMC-SS-CDPEI) to prevent the premature release of doxorubicin (DOX)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805620/ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-for-extremely-low-birth-weight-neonates-requiring-resuscitation-at-birth
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Tai-Ho Hung, Ting-Xuan Huang, T'sang-T'ang Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: Difficulties often encountered during intubation in extremely low birth-weight (ELBW) neonates requiring resuscitation at birth because of the smaller airway and the pressure from the limited number of attempts before hemodynamic instability occurs. CASE REPORT: We evaluated two pregnant women at 26 weeks of gestation with premature rupture of membranes and evidence of chorioamnionitis and applied the concept of ex utero intrapartum treatment, which involved delaying cord clamping (DCC) after establishing a secured airway with adequate ventilation during cesarean delivery...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805341/treatment-options-for-severe-pulmonary-embolism-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period-a-systematic-review
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G Martillotti, F Boehlen, H Robert-Ebadi, N Jastrow, M Righini, M Blondon
BACKGROUND: Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) during pregnancy or the postpartum period is a rare but dramatic event. Our aim was to systematically review the evidence to guide its management. METHODS: We searched Pubmed, Embase, conference proceedings and the RIETE registry for published cases of severe (submassive/massive) PE treated with thrombolysis, percutaneous or surgical thrombectomy and/or with ECMO, occurring during pregnancy or within 6 weeks of delivery...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798414/comparison-of-neonatal-outcomes-following-progesterone-use-during-ovarian-stimulation-with-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
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Xiuxian Zhu, Hongjuan Ye, Yonglun Fu
Progesterone soft capsules (brand name: Utrogestan) were demonstrated to be an effective oral alternative to prevent premature LH surges both in normal-ovulatory and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients. However, its safety in terms of neonatal outcomes is unclear. To evaluate whether Utrogestan use increase the risk of adverse neonatal outcomes compared with short protocol in patients undergoing IVF/ICSI treatments in combination with frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET), we performed a retrospective analysis including 1008 FET cycles, with embryos originated from either Utrogestan + hMG protocol (n = 499), or short protocol (n = 509), which led to 546 live-born infants...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798085/the-association-of-falling-insulin-requirements-with-maternal-biomarkers-and-placental-dysfunction-a-prospective-study-of-women-with-pre-existing-diabetes-in-pregnancy
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Suja Padmanabhan, Vincent W Lee, Mark Mclean, Neil Athayde, Valeria Lanzarone, Qemer Khoshnow, Michael J Peek, N Wah Cheung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of falling insulin requirements (FIR) among women with pre-existing diabetes with adverse obstetric outcomes and maternal biomarkers longitudinally in pregnancy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A multicenter prospective cohort study of 158 women (41 with type 1 diabetes and 117 with type 2 diabetes) was conducted. Women with FIR of ≥15% from the peak total daily dose after 20 weeks gestation were considered case subjects (n = 32)...
August 10, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797185/association-of-maternal-serum-homocysteine-concentration-levels-in-late-stage-of-pregnancy-with-preterm-births-a-nested-case-control-study
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Xiantao Qiu, Fei Gao, Yuanyuan Qiu, Junjie Bao, Xiaoqiong Gu, Yan Long, Fei Liu, Minmin Cai, Haiying Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between maternal serum homocysteine (Hcy) levels in the late stage of pregnancy and preterm birth. Other relevant biochemical parameters were measured to establish the normal reference interval of serum Hcy in both women in the late stage of pregnancy and neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The nested case-control study included 300 singleton pregnant women with preterm births between June 2013 and May 2015 and their premature delivered babies as a preterm group...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795220/achieving-and-maintaining-lung-volume-in-the-preterm-infant-from-the-first-breath-to-the-nicu
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Gianluca Lista, Andrés Maturana, Fernando R Moya
Please check if statements under Abstract section are presented correctly.The main goal for the neonatologist is to facilitate the adaptation to extra-uterine life during initial transition, while minimizing lung injury opening and protecting the premature lung from the first breath onwards. An appropriate management from birth should lead to the achievement of an early functional residual capacity (FRC), and the following steps should aim at maintaining an adequate lung volume. To date, different strategies are available to optimize fetal-neonatal transition and promote lung recruitment...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789711/does-growth-restriction-increase-the-vulnerability-to-acute-ventilation-induced-brain-injury-in-newborn-lambs-implications-for-future-health-and-disease
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B J Allison, S B Hooper, E Coia, G Jenkin, A Malhotra, V Zahra, A Sehgal, M Kluckow, A W Gill, T Yawno, G R Polglase, M Castillo-Melendez, S L Miller
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) and preterm birth are frequent co-morbidities, both are independent risks for brain injury. However, few studies have examined the mechanisms by which preterm FGR increases the risk of adverse neurological outcomes. We aimed to determine the effects of prematurity and mechanical ventilation (VENT) on the brain of FGR and appropriately grown (AG, control) lambs. We hypothesized that FGR preterm lambs are more vulnerable to ventilation-induced acute brain injury. FGR was surgically induced in fetal sheep (0...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782350/rate-of-teenage-pregnancy-in-jordan-and-its-impact-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
#18
Yousef S Khader, Anwar Batieha, Rana Kareem Al Fursan, Rami Al-Hader, Sa'ad S Hijazi
Objective Research regarding the adverse outcomes of adolescent childbearing has suffered from many limitations such as a small sample size and non-representative samples. This study was conducted to determine the rate of teenage pregnancy among Jordanian adolescents and its associated adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Methods The study is a part of a comprehensive national study of perinatal mortality that was conducted between 2011 and 2012 in Jordan. All women who gave birth after 20 weeks of gestation in 18 maternity hospitals in Jordan between 2011 and 2012 were invited to participate in the study...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780310/outcome-of-neonates-with-gastroschisis-at-different-gestational-ages-using-a-national-database
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Ruby Gupta, Erwin T Cabacungan
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The optimal time for delivery of neonates with a prenatal diagnosis of gastroschisis (GS) is controversial. We compared the outcomes for GS at three different gestational ages (GAs), 33-34 weeks, 35-36 weeks, and ≥ 37 weeks. METHODS: We analyze hospital discharge data of neonates with GS using the 2006, 2009 and 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (HCUPKIDS). Multivariable analysis was used to compare the association between GS outcomes and the three GAs...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777448/prematurity-and-neonatal-outcome-including-congenital-malformations-after-maternal-malignancy-within-six-months-prior-or-during-pregnancy
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Zahra Sabeti Rad, Britt Friberg, Emir Henic, Lars Rylander, Olof Ståhl, Bengt Källén, Göran Lingman
INTRODUCTION: The proportion of women who postpone childbearing is increasing. As malignancy risk increases with age, pregnancy in connection with malignancy will become more common. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We compared infants born 1994-2011 to women with a malignancy within six months prior to the last menstrual period or during pregnancy with offspring of women without a previous malignancy. Five national registers were used RESULTS: A total of 790 women with a malignancy diagnosis from six months prior to the last menstrual period up to delivery were identified...
August 4, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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