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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426649/the-importance-of-appropriate-initial-bacterial-colonization-of-the-intestine-in-newborn-child-and-adult-health
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REVIEW
W Allan Walker
The fetus does not reside in a sterile intrauterine environment and is exposed to commensal bacteria from the maternal gut/blood stream which crosses the placenta and enters the amniotic fluid. This intestinal exposure to colonizing bacteria continues at birth and during the first year of life and has a profound influence on lifelong health. Why is this important? Intestinal crosstalk with colonizing bacteria in the developing intestine affects the infant's adaptation to extrauterine life (immune homeostasis) and provides protection against disease expression (allergy, autoimmune disease, obesity, etc...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422948/beyond-the-uterine-environment-nonhuman-primate-model-to-investigate-maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-chronic-intrauterine-infection
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Meredith A Kelleher, Zheng Liu, Xiaojie Wang, Christopher D Kroenke, Lisa A Houser, Brandy L Dozier, Lauren D Martin, Ken B Waites, Cindy McEvoy, Robert L Schelonka, Peta L Grigsby
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine infection is a significant cause of early preterm birth. We have developed a fetal-neonatal model in the rhesus macaque to determine the impact of chronic intrauterine infection with Ureaplasma parvum on early neonatal reflexes and brain development. METHODS: Time-mated, pregnant rhesus macaques were randomized to be inoculated with U. parvum (serovar 1; 10(5)cfu) or control media at ~120 dGA. Neonates were delivered by elective hysterotomy at 135-147 dGA (term=167d) stabilized and cared for in our nonhuman primate neonatal intensive care unit...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419180/impact-of-gestational-nicotine-exposure-on-intrauterine-and-fetal-infection-in-a-rodent-model1
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Maria von Chamier, Leticia Reyes, Linda F Hayward, Mary B Brown
We investigated the interaction between prenatal nicotine exposure and intrauterine infection using established rat models. Beginning at gestation day (GD) 6, dams were continuously infused with either saline or 6 mg/kg/day nicotine (Nic). At GD 14, dams received either sterile broth or 105 CFU Mycoplasma pulmonis (MP), resulting in 4 treatment groups: Control (4 dams, 33 fetal units); MP only (5 dams, 55 fetal units); Nic only (5 dams, 61 fetal units) and Nic + MP (7 dams, 82 fetal units). At GD 18, nicotine exposure significantly increased (P ≤ 0...
April 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409225/stromal-lenticule-transplantation-for-management-of-corneal-perforations-one-year-results
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Mohamed Samy Abd Elaziz, Adel Galal Zaky, Abdel Rahman El SaebaySarhan
PURPOSE: To study application of stromal lenticules extracted by femtolaser small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) surgery as a surgical adjuvant to seal corneal perforations. METHODS: Corneal stromal lenticules obtained through SMILE surgery with central thickness 100 μm or more were fixed over corneal perforation sites using 10-0 nylon interrupted stitches with an overlying single layer of amniotic membrane. Seven patients who had been followed up for a minimum of 12 months were assessed using slit-lamp biomicroscopy, fluorescein stain, tonometry, and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) measurements...
April 13, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391132/antenatal-prognostic-factor-of-fetal-echogenic-bowel
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Candice Ronin, Pierre Mace, Fabien Stenard, Anderson Loundou, Marianne Capelle, Isabelle Mortier, Marie Christine Pellissier, Sabine Sigaudy, Annie Levy, Claude D'ercole, Pascale Hoffmann, Thierry Merrot, Jonathan Lopater, Pascal De Lagausie, Nicole Philip, Florence Bretelle
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify antenatal prognostic factors of neonatal outcomes in cases of fetal echogenic bowel (FEB). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study in three tertiary referral centers including fetal echogenic bowel over a 10-year period (from January 2003 to December 2013). The echogenicity of the fetal bowel was graded from 1 to 3, according to Slotnick's definition. Associated echographic findings such as bowel dilations, gallbladder abnormalities, calcifications, extra-abdominal abnormalities, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and a decrease in amniotic fluid volume, if present were also recorded...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390691/zika-virus-detected-in-amniotic-fluid-and-umbilical-cord-blood-in-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-conceived-pregnancy-in-venezuela
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Isaac Benjamin, Gissel Fernández, José Valentin Figueira, Leticia Parpacén, María Teresa Urbina, Randolfo Medina
OBJECTIVE: To describe the consequences of Zika virus infection at 10 weeks of gestation in an IVF-conceived pregnancy in Venezuela. DESIGN: A case report. SETTING: Private assisted reproduction unit. PATIENT(S): A 36-year-old patient who conceived her first pregnancy through IVF and became infected with Zika virus at 10 weeks' gestation in Venezuela. INTERVENTION(S): In vitro fertilization with fresh ET...
April 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378902/molecular-displaying-of-differential-immunoresponse-to-various-infections-of-amniotic-epithelia
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Waleed Nemr, Monem Bashandy, Eman Araby, Omaima Khamiss
PROBLEM: Molecular displaying for the interaction of innate immune cells against pathogen is important for knowing their defense mechanism. This study aimed to visualize the differential gene expression profiles of amniotic epithelium, in response to various infections, using simple reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) techniques. METHOD OF STUDY: Antimicrobial activity of human amniotic epithelial cells (HAECs) was verified against three different models of pathogenic microorganisms...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376638/transabdominal-collection-of-amniotic-fluid-sludge-and-identification-of-candida-albicans-intra-amniotic-infection
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Juan P Kusanovic, Roberto Romero, Carolina Martinovic, Karla Silva, Offer Erez, Eli Maymon, Francisco Díaz, Fernando Ferrer, Rafael Valdés, Víctor Córdova, Paula Vargas, María Elena Nilo, Patricio Le Cerf
A G3P2 patient who conceived with an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) presented at 20 weeks of gestation with mild irregular uterine contractions and vaginal bleeding. Sonographic examination at admission showed the presence of dense amniotic fluid "sludge" and a long sonographic uterine cervix (42 mms). To assess the microbiologic significance of amniotic fluid "sludge", we performed a transabdominal amniocentesis. The procedure was performed under real-time ultrasound, and fluid resembling pus at gross examination was noted...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370981/in-vitro-assessment-of-a-novel-hypothermically-stored-amniotic-membrane-for-use-in-a-chronic-wound-environment
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John P McQuilling, Jeremy B Vines, Katie C Mowry
Chronic wounds require extensive healing time and place patients at risk of infection and amputation. Recently, a fresh hypothermically stored amniotic membrane (HSAM) was developed and has subsequently shown promise in its ability to effectively heal chronic wounds. The purpose of this study is to investigate the mechanisms of action that contribute to wound-healing responses observed with HSAM. A proteomic analysis was conducted on HSAM, measuring 25 growth factors specific to wound healing within the grafts...
March 29, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365148/outcomes-after-flexor-tendon-repair-combined-with-the-application-of-human-amniotic-membrane-allograft
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Olli V Leppänen, Teemu Karjalainen, Harry Göransson, Annika Hakamäki, Jouni Havulinna, Jyrki Parkkinen, Jarkko Jokihaara
PURPOSE: Clinically proven methods to prevent adhesion formation after flexor tendon repair have not yet been established. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of amniotic membrane allograft as a mechanical barrier to decrease adhesion formation. METHODS: Ten patients having flexor tendon injuries were planned to be recruited to the pilot study. The operative treatment consisted of tendon repair and fixation of amniotic membrane allograft around the repaired tendon...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359059/toll-like-receptor-2-and-4-expression-by-maternal-neutrophils-in-preterm-labor
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Natália Prearo Moço, Renata Aparecida Camargo Batista, Laura Fernandes Martin, Leandro Gustavo de Oliveira, Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada, Luciane Alarcão Dias-Melico, Marjorie de Assis Golim, Márcia Guimarães da Silva
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The inflammatory response in preterm parturition is regulated by the innate immune system. Toll-like receptors (TLR)-2 and TLR-4 are innate immune receptors that recognize the microorganisms most frequently involved in amniotic cavity infections, which are associated with activating the inflammatory response at the maternal-fetal interface during preterm labor. This study aimed to evaluate the expression of TLR-2 and TLR-4 in maternal neutrophils in preterm labor...
March 31, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358839/frequency-and-clinical-significance-of-short-cervix-in-patients-with-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#12
Seung Mi Lee, Kyo Hoon Park, Eun Young Jung, Ji Ae Jang, Ha-Na Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Cervical length measurement has been uggested as a useful tool for predicting intra-amniotic infection/inflammation in preterm labor, but little information is available in the setting of preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). We aimed to determine whether a short cervical length is independently associated with an increased risk of intra-amniotic infection or inflammation and impending preterm delivery in women with pPROM. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study involving 171 consecutive singleton pregnant women with pPROM (21+0-33+6 weeks' gestation), who underwent amniocentesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347852/first-report-of-human-parechovirus-type-3-infection-in-a-pregnant-woman
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Makiko Shinomoto, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Takuya Sugahara, Keiko Nakata, Tomoya Kotani, Hidetaka Yoshitake, Kento Yuasa, Masashi Saeki, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Human parechovirus type 3 (HPeV3) can cause serious conditions in neonates, such as sepsis and encephalitis, but data for adults are lacking. The case of a pregnant woman with HPeV3 infection is reported herein. A 28-year-old woman at 36 weeks of pregnancy was admitted because of myalgia and muscle weakness. Her grip strength was 6.0kg for her right hand and 2.5kg for her left hand. The patient's symptoms, probably due to fasciitis and not myositis, improved gradually with conservative treatment, however labor pains with genital bleeding developed unexpectedly 3 days after admission...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299191/cytomegalovirus-in-pregnancy-and-the-neonate
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REVIEW
Vincent C Emery, Tiziana Lazzarotto
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) remains a leading cause of disability in children. Understanding the pathogenesis of infection from the mother via the placenta to the neonate is crucial if we are to produce new interventions and provide supportive mechanisms to improve the outcome of congenitally infected children. In recent years, some major goals have been achieved, including the diagnosis of primary maternal CMV infection in pregnant women by using the anti-CMV IgG avidity test and the diagnosis and prognosis of foetal CMV infection by using polymerase chain reaction real-time tests to detect and quantify the virus in amniotic fluid...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296632/severe-neurologic-disorders-in-2-fetuses-with-zika-virus-infection-colombia
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Jorge Acosta-Reyes, Edgar Navarro, Maria José Herrera, Eloina Goenaga, Martha L Ospina, Edgar Parra, Marcela Mercado, Pablo Chaparro, Mauricio Beltran, Maria Luz Gunturiz, Lissethe Pardo, Catalina Valencia, Sandra Huertas, Jorge Rodríguez, Germán Ruiz, Diana Valencia, Lisa B Haddad, Sarah C Tinker, Cynthia A Moore, Hernando Baquero
We report the results of pathologic examinations of 2 fetuses from women in Colombia with Zika virus infection during pregnancy that revealed severe central nervous system defects and potential associated abnormalities of the eye, spleen, and placenta. Amniotic fluid and tissues from multiple fetal organs tested positive for Zika virus.
June 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293501/management-of-a-complex-excoriation-disorder-induced-wound-with-a-viable-cryopreserved-placental-membrane
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Michael A Bain, Jennifer Vincent
Excoriation disorder (ED), also known as dermatotillomania, is a condition characterized by repeated "skin picking" that leads to the formation of skin lesions. Because of the similarity of its symptoms to obsessive compulsive disorder, ED is classified as a subcategory of obsessive compulsive disorder by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition. Although the majority of the self-inflicted wounds are not clinically significant, many wounds lead to social and occupational dysfunction by becoming infected, chronic, and life threatening...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292285/congenital-malformations-and-medical-conditions-associated-with-orofacial-clefts-in-children-in-burkina-faso
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Kisito Nagalo, Isso Ouédraogo, Jean-Martin Laberge, Louise Caouette-Laberge, Jean Turgeon
BACKGROUND: Orofacial clefts are usually isolated cases but can be associated with other congenital malformations that are either recognised or unrecognised syndromes. The reported prevalence and pattern of such associated malformations, however, vary among studies. OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequencies and aetiologies of congenital malformations and associated medical conditions in children with orofacial clefts in Burkina Faso (Western Africa). METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out at the El Fateh-Suka Clinic in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso...
March 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267444/a-multicenter-prospective-study-of-neonatal-outcomes-at-less-than-32-weeks-associated-with-indications-for-maternal%C3%A2-admission-and-delivery
#18
Thomas J Garite, C Andrew Combs, Kimberly Maurel, Anita Das, Kevin Huls, Richard Porreco, Dale Reisner, George Lu, Melissa Bush, Bruce Morris, April Bleich
BACKGROUND: Counseling for patients with impending premature delivery traditionally has been based primarily on the projected gestational age at delivery. There are limited data regarding how the indications for the preterm birth affect the neonatal outcome and whether this issue should be taken into account in decisions regarding management and patient counseling. OBJECTIVE: We performed a prospective study of pregnancies resulting in premature delivery at less than 32 weeks to determine the influence of both the indications for admission and their associated indications for delivery on neonatal mortality and complications of prematurity...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257964/twenty-four-percent-of-patients-with-clinical-chorioamnionitis-in-preterm-gestations-have-no-evidence-of%C3%A2-either-culture-proven-intraamniotic-infection-or%C3%A2-intraamniotic-inflammation
#19
Kyung Joon Oh, Sun Min Kim, Joon-Seok Hong, Eli Maymon, Offer Erez, Bogdan Panaitescu, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Bo Hyun Yoon
BACKGROUND: Recent studies on clinical chorioamnionitis at term suggest that some patients with this diagnosis have neither intraamniotic infection nor intraamniotic inflammation. A false-positive diagnosis of clinical chorioamnionitis in preterm gestation may lead to unwarranted preterm delivery. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the frequency of intraamniotic inflammation and microbiologically proven amniotic fluid infection in patients with preterm clinical chorioamnionitis...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231241/hydrocephalus-and-arthrogryposis-in-an-immunocompetent-mouse-model-of-zika-teratogeny-a-developmental-study
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Jose Xavier-Neto, Murilo Carvalho, Bruno Dos Santos Pascoalino, Alisson Campos Cardoso, Ângela Maria Sousa Costa, Ana Helena Macedo Pereira, Luana Nunes Santos, Ângela Saito, Rafael Elias Marques, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Silvio Roberto Consonni, Carla Bandeira, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Marcio Chaim Bajgelman, Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Oliveira, Marli Tenorio Cordeiro, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil, Bianca Alves Pauletti, Daniela Campos Granato, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Lucio Freitas-Junior, Carolina Borsoi Moraes Holanda de Freitas, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Estela Bevilacqua, Kleber Franchini
The teratogenic mechanisms triggered by ZIKV are still obscure due to the lack of a suitable animal model. Here we present a mouse model of developmental disruption induced by ZIKV hematogenic infection. The model utilizes immunocompetent animals from wild-type FVB/NJ and C57BL/6J strains, providing a better analogy to the human condition than approaches involving immunodeficient, genetically modified animals, or direct ZIKV injection into the brain. When injected via the jugular vein into the blood of pregnant females harboring conceptuses from early gastrulation to organogenesis stages, akin to the human second and fifth week of pregnancy, ZIKV infects maternal tissues, placentas and embryos/fetuses...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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