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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925161/-protective-effects-of-liuwei-wuling-tablet-on-acute-alcoholic-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
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Ping Yin, He-Rong Cui, Cong-En Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Ya-Kun Meng, Lan-Zhi He, Hui-Min Liu, Xiu-Xiu Sang, Jia-Bo Wang, Zhao-Fang Bai, Xiao-He Xiao
The protective action and the relevant mechanism of Liuwei Wuling tablet on acute alcoholic hepatic injury in mice were investigated. All the C57BL/6 mice were divided randomly into 7 groups including blank, model, bifendate (150 mg•kg⁻¹, positive control) and experimental groups consisted of extremely low dose (0.1 g•kg⁻¹), low (0.5 g•kg⁻¹), upper (4 g•kg⁻¹) and high dose (8 g•kg⁻¹) of Liuwei Wuling tablet groups. The acute liver injury model was induced by modified method that the model, positive control and experimental groups were orally administrated 56% alcohol (6 g•kg⁻¹) twice at 12 hour intervals on the fifth day after drugs administration...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915526/-exit-a-possible-intervention-for-new-and-earlyborn-babies-with-severe-hydrops-fetalis-and-hydrothoraces-on-both-sides
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Sandra Koch, Jochen Essers, Ortraud Beringer, Frank Reister, Helmut Hummler, Anja Moewes
The EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) procedure is an established method of respiratory protection, originally used in the delivery of fetuses with congenital obstructive airway diseases (tumors in the throat area, hygromas, so-called congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)). Meanwhile, the procedure is also carried out in large perinatal centers for pronounced diaphragmatic hernia or other special indications (EXIT to ECMO, congenital lung airway malformations (CCAM), pulmonary atresia). We present our experience with adapted EXIT procedures in 5 preterm infants with secondary generalized hydrops fetalis and pronounced bilateral hydrothoraces...
September 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905984/fetal-intra-abdominal-umbilical-vein-aneurysm
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Stefano Raffaele Giannubilo, Angela Pasculli, Alessandro Cecchi, Alessandra Biagini, Andrea Ciavattini
Importance: Fetal umbilical vein aneurysm is an uncommon anomaly that accounts for approximately 4% of umbilical cord abnormalities. The rate of intrauterine fetal death is reported to be approximately 4% to 5%, higher than the background rate of 0.7% that is generally reported during pregnancy. Objective: The aim of this study was to review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical management of fetal umbilical vein aneurysm. Evidence Acquisition: Advances in high-resolution ultrasound combined with color Doppler and 3-dimensional rendering have contributed to an increased understanding of the fetal venous circulation in recent years...
September 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898884/effects-of-mucuna-pruriens-on-free-fatty-acid-levels-and-histopathological-changes-in-the-brains-of-rats-fed-a-high-fructose-diet
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Bekir Akgun, Aysel Sarı, Sait Ozturk, Fatih Serhat Erol, Ibrahim Hanifi Ozercan, Ramazan Ulu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate free fatty acid levels and histopathologic changes in the brain of rats fed a high fructose diet and to evaluate the effects of Mucuna pruriens, known to have antidiabetic activity, on these changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised of 28 mature female Wistar rats. The rats were divided into four groups, each included 7 rats. Group 1: control; Group 2: fed a high fructose diet (HFrD), Group 3: fed normal rat chow and Mucuna pruriens, and Group 4: fed a high fructose diet and Mucuna pruriens for 6 weeks...
September 11, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891254/fetal-isovolumetric-time-intervals-as-a-marker-of-abnormal-cardiac-function-in-fetal-anemia-from-homozygous-alpha-thalassemia-1-disease
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Fuanglada Tongprasert, Kasemsri Srisupundit, Suchaya Luewan, Kuntharee Traisrisilp, Phudit Jatavan, Theera Tongsong
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fetal isovolumetric time intervals can be an early sonographic marker of fetal anemia in fetuses with homozygous alpha thalassemia-1. METHODS: Pregnancies at risk for fetal homozygous alpha thalassemia-1 disease at 18-22 weeks were recruited before cordocentesis for hemoglobin typing. Isovolumetric contraction time (ICT) and isovolumetric relaxation time (IRT) intervals were measured by placing pulsed wave Doppler sample volume within the left ventricle to obtain the mitral and aortic waveform...
August 11, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872520/descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-patch-for-persistent-corneal-hydrops
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Elmer Y Tu
PURPOSE: To report successful management of a case of persistent keratoconus-related hydrops with a Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) patch graft. METHODS: A case of corneal hydrops persisting for 7 months treated with DMEK was identified. The following information was collected: demographic data, surgical indications, clinical course, diagnostic tests, and clinical outcome. RESULTS: A 55-year-old patient with an established diagnosis of keratoconus was followed for 7 months without improvement in his acute corneal hydrops...
August 31, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867898/cortical-oligodendrocytes-in-kaolin-induced-hydrocephalus-in-wistar-rat-impact-of-degree-and-duration-of-ventriculomegaly
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Olugbenga Ayodeji Ayannuga, Thajasvarie Naicker
BACKGROUND: Oligodendrocytes are critical to the function of the brain. They generate the myelin sheath which ensures saltatory conduction, which is a more energy saving and efficient means of axonal impulse transmission. Ventriculomegaly results in neuronal degeneration and astrogliosis. PURPOSE: The effect of the degree of ventriculomegaly on oligodendrocyte in kaolin-induced hydrocephalus and the timeline have not been extensively documented, hence this study...
July 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851790/antenatal-antiarrhythmic-treatment-for-fetal-tachyarrhythmias-a-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicentre-trial
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Takekazu Miyoshi, Yasuki Maeno, Haruhiko Sago, Noboru Inamura, Satoshi Yasukochi, Motoyoshi Kawataki, Hitoshi Horigome, Hitoshi Yoda, Mio Taketazu, Makio Shozu, Masaki Nii, Akiko Hagiwara, Hitoshi Kato, Wataru Shimizu, Isao Shiraishi, Heima Sakaguchi, Keiko Ueda, Shinji Katsuragi, Tomoaki Ikeda, Haruko Yamamoto, Toshimitsu Hamasaki
INTRODUCTION: Several retrospective or single-centre studies demonstrated the efficacy of transplacental treatment of fetal tachyarrhythmias. Our retrospective nationwide survey showed that the fetal therapy will be successful at an overall rate of 90%. For fetuses with hydrops, the treatment success rate will be 80%. However, standard protocol has not been established. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the protocol-defined transplacental treatment of fetal tachyarrhythmias...
August 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28850921/in%C3%A2-vivo-recording-of-the-vestibular-microphonic-in-mammals
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C J Pastras, I S Curthoys, D J Brown
BACKGROUND: The Vestibular Microphonic (VM) has only featured in a handful of publications, mostly involving non-mammalian and ex vivo models. The VM is the extracellular analogue of the vestibular hair cell receptor current, and offers a tool to monitor vestibular hair cell activity in vivo. OBJECTIVE: To characterise features of the VM measured in vivo in guinea pigs, using a relatively simple experimental setup. METHODS: The VM, evoked by bone-conducted vibration (BCV), was recorded from the basal surface of either the utricular or saccular macula after surgical removal of the cochlea, in 27 guinea pigs...
July 26, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849554/corneal-hydrops-secondary-to-intrastromal-corneal-ring-intrusion-into-the-anterior-chamber-7%C3%A2-years-after-implantation-a-case-report
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Majid Moshirfar, Andrew E Bean, Jordan D Desautels, Orry C Birdsong
INTRODUCTION: This report describes the first known case of late-onset intrusion of an intrastromal ring segment into the anterior chamber due to posterior migration of a ring segment. To our knowledge, intrastromal ring segment penetration has only been shown to occur in the intraoperative or immediate postoperative period. We postulate that the perforation in this case is due to progressive thinning of the cornea, possibly in combination with habitual eye rubbing. CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old man presented with acute corneal hydrops related to penetration of Descemet's membrane and endothelium by an intrastromal ring segment implanted 7 years prior...
August 28, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847351/hereditary-spherocytosis-in-the-neonatal-period-a-case-report
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Ashley Will, Cheryl A Henderson, Amy J Jnah, Desi Newberry
Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is the third most common yet most frequently underrecognized, congenitally acquired hemolytic disease of the neonate. Hereditary spherocytosis is caused by a defect of one or more erythrocyte membrane proteins, which leads to an increased rate of destruction of circulating red blood cells. The HS spectrum of symptoms is varied from asymptomatic to intrauterine hydrops. Diagnostic tests range from a complete blood count (CBC) analysis to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing. Management in the neonatal period focuses primarily on associated comorbidities, including the prevention of severe hyperbilirubinemia and anemia...
September 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843719/incidence-risk-factors-and-mortality-of-neonatal-and-late-onset-dilated-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-cardiac-neonatal-lupus
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Nathalie Morel, Kateri Lévesque, Alice Maltret, Gabriel Baron, Mohamed Hamidou, Pauline Orquevaux, Jean-Charles Piette, François Barriere, Jérôme Le Bidois, Laurent Fermont, Olivier Fain, Arnaud Theulin, François Sassolas, Quentin Hauet, Gaëlle Guettrot-Imbert, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Christophe Deligny, Eric Hachulla, Luc Mouthon, Claire Le Jeunne, Philippe Ravaud, Delphine Le Mercier, Bénédicte Romefort, Elisabeth Villain, Damien Bonnet, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a well-known complication of cardiac neonatal lupus, is associated with high mortality rate. Its risk factors remain unclear. METHODS: We analyzed occurrence of postnatal DCM among children with high-degree congenital heart block (CHB) and mothers with anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB antibodies. RESULTS: Among 187 neonates with CHB, 35 (18.8%, one missing data) had DCM and 22 (11.8%) died during a median follow-up of 7years [range: birth-36years]...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833310/transplacental-treatment-of-fetal-tachycardia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Garick D Hill, Joshua R Kovach, David E Saudek, Anoop K Singh, Karla Wehrheim, Michele A Frommelt
OBJECTIVE: Multiple transplacental medications can be used to treat fetal tachycardia. We sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether digoxin, flecainide or sotalol was the most efficacious therapy for converting fetal tachycardia to sinus rhythm. METHOD: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare digoxin, flecainide or sotalol as first-line therapy for fetal tachycardia. Studies were identified by a search of PubMed (Medline), Web of Science, and Scopus...
August 22, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833278/whole-genome-sequencing-identifies-etiology-of-recurrent-male-intrauterine-fetal-death
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Omar Shehab, David J Tester, Nicholas C Ackerman, F Susan Cowchock, Michael J Ackerman
OBJECTIVE: To identify the underlying genetic cause for recurrent intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) of males. METHODS: Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was performed on DNA from 5 healthy obligatory carrier females and an unaffected male offspring of a multigenerational pedigree with recurrent second trimester IUFD of males (n=19). When documented, all deaths occurred at ≤ 20 weeks gestation. Hydrops fetalis was diagnosed at death in the most recent case. RESULTS: Following variant filtering based on a recessive X-linked inheritance pattern, a rare FOXP3 frame-shift mutation (p...
August 18, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822227/inborn-errors-of-metabolism-in-a-cohort-of-pregnancies-with-non-immune-hydrops-fetalis-a-single-center-experience
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Zandrè Bruwer, Nihal Al Riyami, Tamima Al Dughaishi, Fathiya Al Murshedi, Abeer Al Sayegh, Adila Al Kindy, Douja Meftah, Khalsa Al Kharusi, Amel Al Foori, Naeema Al Yarubi, Patrick Scott, Khalid Al-Thihli
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) among all pregnancies referred for prenatal care at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) during the study period and to evaluate the underlying etiologies of NIH. STUDY DESIGN: All pregnancies referred to SQUH between February 2014 and December 2015 were identified, and all pregnancies meeting the diagnosis of NIHF were included in this study. All cases of NIHF referred to our center during this period underwent standard systematic diagnostic work-up that included biochemical and molecular studies in addition to the standard investigations for hydrops fetalis...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817202/perinatal-mortality-in-japanese-women-diagnosed-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-diabetes-mellitus
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Mamoru Morikawa, Takashi Sugiyama, Norimasa Sagawa, Yuji Hiramatsu, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Hiromi Hamada, Takashi Kameda, Emiko Hara, Shigeru Toda, Hisanori Minakami
AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine how many pregnant Japanese women with diabetes mellitus (DM)/gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) experience perinatal mortality in the presence of fetal anomalies. METHODS: Our investigation included data from 205 secondary/tertiary obstetric facilities located widely in Japan. The Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Vital Statistics of Japan was used for comparison. RESULTS: Of 237 941 women giving birth at 205 hospitals, 1796 (0...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815406/successful-management-of-a-hydropic-fetus-with-severe-anemia-and-thrombocytopenia-caused-by-anti-cd36-antibody
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Xiuzhang Xu, Lin Li, Wenjie Xia, Haoqiang Ding, Dawei Chen, Jing Liu, Jing Deng, Yangkai Chen, Zhiming He, Jiali Wang, Yuan Shao, Sentot Santoso, Xin Ye, Qun Fang
Cases of CD36 deficiency are not rare in Asian populations, foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) caused by anti-CD36 isoantibodies appears more frequent than other HPA alloantibodies. However, little is known about the treatment of anti-CD36 mediated FNAIT in this region. A Chinese male foetus, whose mother had a history of multiple intrauterine foetal demise and/or hydrops, was diagnosed with severe FNAIT at 27 weeks of gestational age. Immunological analysis revealed total absence of CD36 on platelets and monocytes from mother, caused by a 329-330delAC mutation of the CD36 gene...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811849/meniere-s-disease-and-vestibular-migraine-updates-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Paul Tabet, Issam Saliba
The diagnosis of Meniere's disease (MD) and vestibular migraine (VM) is primarily based on clinical criteria and their differentiation is often difficult. Currently, there are no known definitive diagnostic tests that can reliably distinguish the two conditions. Patients with MD and patients with VM are treated differently, therefore improving the diagnosis of these two pathologies should avoid errors in management. A systematic review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines. Medline-Ovid and Embase databases were used to conduct a thorough search of English-language publications dating from 1948 to March 2016...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809636/-arthroscopic-finding-of-knee-joint-in-relation-to-age-and-its-comparison-with-pre-operative-clinical-finding-a-retrospective-study
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P Látal, K Šimeček, M Kloub
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In the retrospective study of two South Bohemian centres we present the comparison of pre-operative anamnestic clinical signs in relation to the arthroscopic intraoperative finding. The obtained data is used also to evaluate the arthroscopic finding in relation to age and sex. MATERIAL AND METHODS The arthroscopic findings of patients who underwent surgery in 2013-2014 period (1.1.2013-31.12.2014) at the Department of Trauma Surgery of České Budějovice Hospital, a.s. and in 2014 (1.1...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809063/color-and-power-doppler-combined-with-fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-fine-to-evaluate-the-fetal-heart
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L Yeo, R Romero
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of color and bidirectional power Doppler ultrasound combined with Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE) in examining the fetal heart. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted of fetuses in the second and third trimesters with a normal heart or with congenital heart disease (CHD). One or more spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) volume datasets, combined with color or bidirectional power Doppler (S-flow) imaging, were acquired in the apical four-chamber view...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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