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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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493900/genomic-biomarkers-of-prenatal-intrauterine-inflammation-in-umbilical-cord-tissue-predict-later-life-neurological-outcomes
#15
Sloane K Tilley, Robert M Joseph, Karl C K Kuban, Olaf U Dammann, T Michael O'Shea, Rebecca C Fry
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a major risk factor for neurodevelopmental delays and disorders. This study aimed to identify genomic biomarkers of intrauterine inflammation in umbilical cord tissue in preterm neonates that predict cognitive impairment at 10 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: Genome-wide messenger RNA (mRNA) levels from umbilical cord tissue were obtained from 43 neonates born before 28 weeks of gestation. Genes that were differentially expressed across four indicators of intrauterine inflammation were identified and their functions examined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487624/clara-cell-protein-expression-in-mechanically-ventilated-term-and-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-at-risk-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-a-pilot-study
#16
José Guzmán-Bárcenas, Antonio Calderón-Moore, Héctor Baptista-González, Claudine Irles
The aim of this pilot study was to determine Clara cell protein (CC16) concentration in bronchoalveolar lavages (BAL) fluid from full-term and preterm (<37 weeks' gestational age) neonates requiring respiratory support, having symptoms of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, and at risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). We hypothesized that CC16 may be predictive of BPD diagnosis regardless of gestational age. BAL fluid CC16 was measured by ELISA at birth and at day 7 of life. Both groups that developed BPD showed significantly decreased BAL fluid CC16 levels compared to those infants that did not develop the disease...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429366/analysis-of-transcriptional-activities-of-angiogenic-biomarkers-during-intrauterine-complications-leading-to-preterm-birth
#17
M Rabajdová, R Dudič, P Urban, V Dudičová, P Urdzík, M Mareková
OBJECTIVE: Pre-eclampsia, growth retardation and preterm delivery are the most common reasons leading to increased maternal and perinatal mortality. The increased expression of hypoxia induced factors, such as HIF-1, triggers the overexpression of anti-angiogenic genes. The aim of this study was to determine the transcriptional activity of individual pro- and anti-angiogenic markers (VEGF, HIF-1, sEng, Flt-1, PlGF-1) in maternal blood samples from patients with spontaneous preterm labor, preterm labor in combination with pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction in comparison with physiologically terminated pregnancies...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423971/intrauterine-infection-immune-system-and-premature-birth
#18
Fernanda Rodrigues Helmo, Eduardo Arthur Rodovalho Alves, Renata Alves de Andrade Moreira, Viviane Oliveira Severino, Laura Penna Rocha, Maria Luíza Gonçalves Dos Reis Monteiro, Marlene Antônia Dos Reis, Renata Margarida Etchebehere, Juliana Reis Machado, Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
Preterm birth accounts for nearly one million deaths among children under five years of age, and although its etiopathogenesis is not fully elucidated, ascending intrauterine infection and fetal inflammatory response seem to be the main triggers. The intense inflammatory response mediated by IL-1β, TNF-α, PAF, IFN-γ and IL-6, PGE2 and MMP-1 and MMP-9 causes fetal membrane damage and rupture, increased uterine contractions and biochemical and structural changes in the cervix. Furthermore, preterm neonates have deficient innate and adaptive immune responses characterized by reduced levels of IgG, opsonization and phagocytosis, as well as increased activation of Th1 cells in relation to Th2 cells...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400603/maternal-plasma-mirnas-as-biomarkers-during-mid-pregnancy-to-predict-later-spontaneous-preterm-birth-a-pilot-study
#19
Clint Gray, Lesley M McCowan, Rachna Patel, Rennae S Taylor, Mark H Vickers
More than 10% of babies are born too early resulting in over 15 million preterm births and more than one million new-born deaths globally. Although women with a previous spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) are considered at high risk for recurrence, the majority occur in women without prior history. Prediction of SPTB risk allows for improved care and potential for targeting novel and existing therapeutics to prevent SPTB, which may result in improved outcomes for infant and mother. In this pilot study, a miRNA array was used to analyse plasma from healthy women in their first pregnancy at 20 weeks of gestation who then went on to deliver either at term or experience SPTB at 28-32 weeks...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395175/oxygen-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-perinatal-period
#20
REVIEW
Isabel Torres-Cuevas, Anna Parra-Llorca, Angel Sánchez-Illana, Antonio Nuñez-Ramiro, Julia Kuligowski, Consuelo Cháfer-Pericás, María Cernada, Justo Escobar, Máximo Vento
Fetal life evolves in a hypoxic environment. Changes in the oxygen content in utero caused by conditions such as pre-eclampsia or type I diabetes or by oxygen supplementation to the mother lead to increased free radical production and correlate with perinatal outcomes. In the fetal-to-neonatal transition asphyxia is characterized by intermittent periods of hypoxia ischemia that may evolve to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy associated with neurocognitive, motor, and neurosensorial impairment. Free radicals generated upon reoxygenation may notably increase brain damage...
August 2017: Redox Biology
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