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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916946/association-between-placental-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-oxidative-stress-and-preterm-delivery-a-case-control-study
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Priyanka Agarwal, Laxmi Singh, Madhu Anand, Ajay Taneja
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are known to disturb the antioxidant defense system, which may indirectly contribute to induction of early pregnancy in women. Therefore, the present investigation was designed to offer preliminary information about exposure to PAHs by estimating their placental levels and its association with oxidative stress as well as with preterm birth. Placenta tissue samples were drawn after delivery from 84 healthy pregnant women, recruited at a local nursing home of Agra, India, and levels of PAHs were quantified by gas chromatograph equipped with flame ionization detector...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900713/complement-activation-a-threat-to-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Guillermina Girardi
Pregnancy poses a challenge for the immune systems of placental mammals. As fetal tissues are semi-allogeneic and alloantibodies that commonly develop in the mother, the fetus and the placenta might be subject to complement-mediated immune attack with the potential risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Here, I describe how the use of animal models was pivotal in demonstrating that complement inhibition at the fetomaternal interface is essential for a successful pregnancy. Studies in animals also helped the identification of uncontrolled complement activation as a crucial effector in the pathogenesis of recurrent miscarriages, intrauterine growth restriction, preeclampsia, and preterm birth...
September 12, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884117/the-role-of-mirnas-as-biomarkers-for-pregnancy-outcomes-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Martina Barchitta, Andrea Maugeri, Annalisa Quattrocchi, Ottavia Agrifoglio, Antonella Agodi
Several studies showed that altered expression of the miRNA-ome in maternal circulation or in placental tissue may reflect not only gestational disorders, such as preeclampsia, spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, low birth weight, or macrosomia, but also prenatal exposure to environmental pollutants. Generally, the relationships between environmental exposure, changes in miRNA expression, and gestational disorders are explored separately, producing conflicting findings. However, validation of tissue-accessible biomarkers for the monitoring of adverse pregnancy outcomes needs a systematic methodological approach that takes also into account early-life environmental exposure...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864022/child-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-following-preterm-and-term-birth-what-can-the-placenta-tell-us
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REVIEW
Nicolette A Hodyl, Natalie Aboustate, Tina Bianco-Miotto, Claire T Roberts, Vicki L Clifton, Michael J Stark
A significant proportion of children born preterm will experience some level of neurodevelopmental impairment. Changes in placental function have been observed with many antenatal conditions that are risk factors for preterm birth and/or poor neurodevelopment including fetal growth restriction and in-utero inflammation. This review will highlight placental factors that have been studied to understand the underlying mechanisms and identify biomarkers that lead to poor child neurodevelopmental outcomes. These include changes in gross morphological and histopathological structure and the placental inflammatory response to prenatal infection...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833913/trends-of-urinary-beta-2-microglobulin-levels-and-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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Yoshio Shima, Sakae Kumasaka, Shigeru Nishimaki
BACKGROUND: The developmental process of bronchopulmonary dysplasia is not identical between very preterm infants born small-for-gestational age and those born appropriate-for-gestational age. In this study, we compared the pattern of the inflammatory response in infants of each group, by measuring urinary beta-2-microglobulin as an alternative, concise, and less- invasive biomarker. METHODS: Urinary beta-2-microglobulin levels and clinical details were examined at birth and 4 weeks of age in 146 very preterm infants...
August 18, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807394/preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-the-membranes-a-disease-of-the-fetal-membranes
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Ramkumar Menon, Lauren S Richardson
Preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes (pPROM) remains a significant obstetric problem that affects 3-4% of all pregnancies and precedes 40-50% of all preterm births. pPROM arises from complex, multifaceted pathways. In this review, we summarize some old concepts and introduce some novel theories related to pPROM pathophysiology. Specifically, we introduce the concept that pPROM is a disease of the fetal membranes where inflammation-oxidative stress axis plays a major role in producing pathways that can lead to membrane weakening through a variety of processes...
August 11, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805106/measuring-fetal-brain-and-lung-transcripts-in-amniotic-fluid-supernatant-a-comparison-of-digital-pcr-and-rt-qpcr-methods
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Lisa Hui, Sally Beard, Natalie J Hannan
PURPOSE: Amniotic fluid (AF) cell-free RNA is a promising source of information regarding fetal physiology. Digital PCR (dPCR) is a direct approach to nucleic acid detection that reports absolute transcript copy number. The aim of this study was to compare quantification of cell-free fetal brain and lung RNA transcripts in AF by reverse transcription-qPCR and dPCR. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective hospital-based study performed in 2016-2017. Pulmonary genes were quantified in term AF samples collected at elective cesarean birth; neurodevelopmental genes were measured in preterm samples (< 34 weeks) obtained from women undergoing clinically-indicated amniocentesis...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799040/automated-microfluidic-devices-integrating-solid-phase-extraction-fluorescent-labeling-and-microchip-electrophoresis-for-preterm-birth-biomarker-analysis
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Vishal Sahore, Mukul Sonker, Anna V Nielsen, Radim Knob, Suresh Kumar, Adam T Woolley
We have developed multichannel integrated microfluidic devices for automated preconcentration, labeling, purification, and separation of preterm birth (PTB) biomarkers. We fabricated multilayer poly(dimethylsiloxane)-cyclic olefin copolymer (PDMS-COC) devices that perform solid-phase extraction (SPE) and microchip electrophoresis (μCE) for automated PTB biomarker analysis. The PDMS control layer had a peristaltic pump and pneumatic valves for flow control, while the PDMS fluidic layer had five input reservoirs connected to microchannels and a μCE system...
August 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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/28770109/ocular-adverse-effects-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-are-potentiated-by-intermittent-hypoxia-in-a-rat-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
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Jeffrey J Tan, Charles L Cai, Eric M Shrier, Lois McNally, Douglas R Lazzaro, Jacob V Aranda, Kay D Beharry
Intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) use in preterm infants with retinopathy of prematurity is associated with severe neurological disabilities, suggesting vascular leakage. We examined the hypothesis that intermittent hypoxia (IH) potentiates intravitreal Avastin leakage. Neonatal rats at birth were exposed to IH from birth (P0)-P14. At P14, the time of eye opening in rats, a single dose of Avastin (0.125 mg) was injected intravitreally into the left eye. Animals were placed in room air (RA) until P23 or P45 for recovery (IHR)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755273/cognitive-impairment-and-brain-and-peripheral-alterations-in-a-murine-model-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-the-preterm-newborn
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Antonio Segado-Arenas, Carmen Infante-Garcia, Isabel Benavente-Fernandez, Daniel Sanchez-Sotano, Juan Jose Ramos-Rodriguez, Almudena Alonso-Ojembarrena, Simon Lubian-Lopez, Monica Garcia-Alloza
Germinal matrix hemorrhage-intraventricular hemorrhage (GMH-IVH) remains a serious complication in the preterm newborn. The significant increase of survival rates in extremelye preterm newborns has also contributed to increase the absolute number of patients developing GMH-IVH. However, there are relatively few available animal models to understand the underlying mechanisms and peripheral markers or prognostic tools. In order to further characterize central complications and evolution of GMH-IVH, we injected collagenase intraventricularly to P7 CD1 mice and assessed them in the short (P14) and the long term (P70)...
July 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729888/social-brain-circuitry-and-social-cognition-in-infants-born-preterm
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REVIEW
Angela Fenoglio, Michael K Georgieff, Jed T Elison
Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk of adverse neurologic, psychiatric, and cognitive outcomes. The brain circuits involved in processing social information are critical to all of these domains, but little work has been done to examine whether and how these circuits may be especially sensitive to prematurity. This paper contains a brief summary of some of the cognitive, psychiatric, and social outcomes associated with prematurity, followed by a description of findings from the modest body of research into social-cognitive development in infants and children born preterm...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728548/social-brain-circuitry-and-social-cognition-in-infants-born-preterm
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REVIEW
Angela Fenoglio, Michael K Georgieff, Jed T Elison
Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk of adverse neurologic, psychiatric, and cognitive outcomes. The brain circuits involved in processing social information are critical to all of these domains, but little work has been done to examine whether and how these circuits may be especially sensitive to prematurity. This paper contains a brief summary of some of the cognitive, psychiatric, and social outcomes associated with prematurity, followed by a description of findings from the modest body of research into social-cognitive development in infants and children born preterm...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700733/non-invasive-prediction-of-preterm-birth-in-women-with-cervical-insufficiency-or-an-asymptomatic-short-cervix-%C3%A2-25-mm-by-measurement-of-biomarkers-in-the-cervicovaginal-fluid
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Ha-Na Yoo, Kyo Hoon Park, Eun Young Jung, Yu Mi Kim, Song Yi Kook, Se Jeong Jeon
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether various proteins in the cervicovaginal fluid (CVF) known to be involved in immune regulation, alone or in combination with clinical risk factors, can predict spontaneous preterm delivery (SPTD) in women with cervical insufficiency or a short cervix (≤25 mm). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 62 asymptomatic women with cervical insufficiency (n = 27) or an asymptomatic short cervix (n = 35) at 18-27 weeks. CVF swab samples were taken for assays of vitamin D binding protein (VDBP), interleukin (IL)-8, matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-9, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1, and Dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3) before cervical examination, and maternal blood was collected for the determination of the C-reactive protein (CRP) level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602080/trends-in-environmental-tobacco-smoke-ets-exposure-and-preterm-birth-use-of-smoking-bans-and-direct-ets-exposure-assessments-in-study-designs
#15
Elana R Elkin, Marie S O'Neill
For decades, many studies have linked maternal smoking to an increased risk of preterm birth. As a result, the scientific community has long hypothesized that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), commonly referred to as second-hand smoke, is also associated with an increased risk of preterm birth. Multiple studies have examined this proposed association through different strategies and approaches. Recently, a small number of epidemiology studies have examined preterm birth trends before and after the implementation of antismoking legislation in various jurisdictions...
July 17, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595268/placental-biomarkers-for-assessing-fetal-health
#16
Irina Manokhina, Giulia F Del Gobbo, Chaini Konwar, Samantha L Wilson, Wendy P Robinson
The placenta is a multifunctional organ that regulates key aspects of pregnancy maintenance and fetal development. As the placenta is in direct contact with maternal blood, cellular products (DNA, RNA, proteins, etc.) from the placenta can enter maternal circulation by a variety of ways. The application of serum proteins and circulating placental derived DNA has been well demonstrated for the diagnosis of aneuploidy, and there is great interest in exploring the use of placental biomarkers for the prediction of a range of fetal health parameters...
June 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558282/can-stress-biomarkers-predict-preterm-birth-in-women-with-threatened-preterm-labor
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Ana García-Blanco, Vicente Diago, Verónica Serrano De La Cruz, David Hervás, Consuelo Cháfer-Pericás, Máximo Vento
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a major paediatric challenge difficult to prevent and with major adverse outcomes. Prenatal stress plays an important role on preterm birth; however, there are few stress-related models to predict preterm birth in women with Threatened Preterm Labor (TPL). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to study the influence of stress biomarkers on time until birth in TPL women. METHODS: Eligible participants were pregnant women between 24 and 31 gestational weeks admitted to the hospital with TPL diagnosis (n=166)...
May 25, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553016/urinary-levels-of-il-1%C3%AE-and-gdnf-in-preterm-neonates-as-potential-biomarkers-of-motor-development-a-prospective-study
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Rafael Coelho Magalhães, Janaina Matos Moreira, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Natália Pessoa Rocha, Débora Marques Miranda, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva
Objectives. To evaluate the association between inflammatory biomarkers, neurotrophic factors, birth conditions, and the presence of motor development abnormalities in preterm neonates. Methods. Plasma and urinary levels of cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-10, TNF, and IL-12p70), chemokines (CXCL8/IL-8, CCL2/MCP-1, CCL5/RANTES, CXCL10/IP-10, and CXCL9/MIG), and neurotrophic factors (BDNF and GDNF) were evaluated in 40 preterm neonates born between 28 and 32 incomplete weeks of gestation, at four distinct time points: at birth (umbilical cord blood) (T0), at 48 (T1), at 72 hours (T2), and at 3 weeks after birth (T3)...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531215/association-of-cord-blood-chemokines-and-other-biomarkers-with-neonatal-complications-following-intrauterine-inflammation
#19
Yoshikazu Otsubo, Kunio Hashimoto, Taro Kanbe, Muneichiro Sumi, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine inflammation has been associated with preterm birth and neonatal complications. Few reports have comprehensively investigated multiple cytokine profiles in cord blood and precisely identified surrogate markers for intrauterine inflammation. AIM: To identify the cytokines and surrogate markers associated with intrauterine inflammation and subsequent neonatal complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed cord blood samples from 135 patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Sasebo City General Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496521/on-chip-fluorescent-labeling-using-reversed-phase-monoliths-and-microchip-electrophoretic-separations-of-selected-preterm-birth-biomarkers
#20
Mukul Sonker, Rui Yang, Vishal Sahore, Suresh Kumar, Adam T Woolley
On-chip preconcentration, purification, and fluorescent labeling are desirable sample preparation steps to achieve complete automation in integrated microfluidic systems. In this work, we developed electrokinetically operated microfluidic devices for solid-phase extraction and fluorescent labeling of preterm birth (PTB) biomarkers. Reversed-phase monoliths based on different acrylate monomers were photopolymerized in cyclic olefin copolymer microdevices and studied for the selective retention and elution of a fluorescent dye and PTB biomarkers...
November 21, 2016: Analytical Methods: Advancing Methods and Applications
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