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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145433/maternal-folic-acid-supplementation-and-dietary-folate-intake-and-congenital-heart-defects
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Baohong Mao, Jie Qiu, Nan Zhao, Yawen Shao, Wei Dai, Xiaochun He, Hongmei Cui, Xiaojuan Lin, Ling Lv, Zhongfeng Tang, Sijuan Xu, Huang Huang, Min Zhou, Xiaoying Xu, Weitao Qiu, Qing Liu, Yawei Zhang
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that folic acid supplementation before and/or during pregnancy could reduce the risk of congenital heart defects (CHDs). However, the results from limited epidemiologic studies have been inconclusive. We investigated the associations between maternal folic acid supplementation, dietary folate intake, and the risk of CHDs. METHODS: A birth cohort study was conducted in 2010-2012 at the Gansu Provincial Maternity & Child Care Hospital in Lanzhou, China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141978/cobalamin-status-from-pregnancy-to-early-childhood-lessons-from-global-experience
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REVIEW
Rima Obeid, Michelle Murphy, Pol Solé-Navais, Chittaranjan Yajnik
Low cobalamin intake and status during pregnancy or lactation have been linked to adverse maternal and perinatal health outcomes, whereas low cobalamin status during early childhood is associated with impaired development in children. Women who begin pregnancy with depleted stores (low or very low plasma cobalamin) will give birth to depleted infants who are likely to develop deficiency symptoms during the first few weeks or months postpartum. Newly ingested cobalamin during pregnancy and lactation (from diet or supplements) is transferred to the child and is not likely to correct cobalamin status in depleted women...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141364/-effects-of-combination-therapy-with-aspirin-prednisone-and-elevit-in-patients-with-unexplained-recurrent-early-pregnancy-loss
#3
H Ou, Q Yu
Objective: To investigate the effect of triple therapy with aspirin, prednisone and Elevit in patients with unexplained recurrent early pregnancy loss. Methods: From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016, a total of 353 women of childbearing age were enrolled in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, including blood, urine and vaginal swabs. One hundred and fifty-five patients were observed normal results of blood test, urine test and vaginal swabs. According to the treatment regimen, 155 patients were divided into two groups, 89 patients (57...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140684/janus-gold-nanoplatform-for-synergetic-chemoradiotherapy-and-computed-tomography-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Zheng Wang, Dan Shao, Zhimin Chang, Mengmeng Lu, Yingshuai Wang, Juan Yue, Dian Yang, Mingqiang Li, Qiaobing Xu, Wen-Fei Dong
There is a pressing need to develop nanoplatforms that integrate multimodal therapeutics to improve treatment responses and prolong the survival of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Mesoporous silica-coated gold nanomaterials have emerged as a novel multifunctional platform combining tunable surface plasmon resonance and mesoporous properties that exhibit multimodality properties in cancer theranostics. However, their reduced radiation-absorption efficiency and limited surface area hinder their further radiochemotherapeutic applications...
November 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139396/folic-acid-modified-pluronic-f127-coating-ag2s-quantum-dot-for-photoacoustic-imaging-of-tumor-cell-targeting
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Ruo-Yun Zhang, Zhao-Yang Wang, Xiao-Quan Yang, Yang Xuan, Kai Cheng, Cheng Li, Xian-Lin Song, Jie An, Xiao-Lin Hou, Yuan-Di Zhao
In this study, oil-soluble Ag2S quantum dot (QD) was synthesized through thermal decomposition of single-source precursor method, and Pluronic F127 (PF127), a triblock copolymer functionalized with folic acid (FA), was deposited on the surface of QD, then water-soluble PF127-FA@Ag2S nanoprobe with targeting ability was fabricated. The as-prepared PF127-FA@Ag2S exhibited spheroidal morphology and high dispersibility, with average diameters of 115 ± 20.7 nm (as observed by transmission electron microscopy). No obvious toxicity of PF127-FA@Ag2S nanoprobe was found in standard 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay and colony-formation assay, indicating that decent biocompatibility and safety...
November 15, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137709/simultaneous-detection-of-folic-acid-and-methotrexate-by-an-optical-sensor-based-on-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-on-dual-color-cdte-quantum-dots
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Ali A Ensafi, Parisa Nasr-Esfahani, B Rezaei
In this work, molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) were used on the surface of cadmium telluride quantum dots (CdTe QDs) for the simultaneous determination of folic acid (FA) and methotrexate (MTX). For this purpose, two different sizes of CdTe QDs with emission peaks in the yellow (QDY) and orange (QDO) spectral regions were initially synthesized and capped with MIPs. FA and MTX were used as templates for the synthesis of the two composites and designated as QDY-MIPs and QDO-MIPs, respectively. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy were employed to characterize the composites...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137685/nutrition-research-in-cognitive-impairment-dementia-with-a-focus-on-soya-and-folate
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Eef Hogervorst, Shelina Kassam, Atik Kridawati, Mira Soni, Xu Xin, Xiao Shifu, Tri Budi Rahardjo
Observational studies and treatment trials investigating nutrition and cognitive function, with a focus on folate and soya and dementia, were reviewed. Data suggested that effects of folic acid based interventions may only be shown before cognitive decline is evident and/or if people are folate deficient. In older people in Indonesia, Hawai'i and China, tofu, which can contain high levels of phytoestrogens, was found to increase dementia risk. This association was not mediated by a vegetarian diet, socioeconomic status, formaldehyde, thyroid function, or loss of teeth...
November 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135959/intratumoral-delivery-of-doxorubicin-on-folate-conjugated-graphene-oxide-by-in-situ-forming-thermo-sensitive-hydrogel-for-breast-cancer-therapy
#8
Yi Teng Fong, Chih-Hao Chen, Jyh-Ping Chen
By taking advantage of the pH-sensitive drug release property of graphene oxide (GO) after intracellular uptake, we prepared folic acid (FA)-conjugated GO (GOFA) for targeted delivery of the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (DOX). GOFA-DOX was further encapsulated in an injectable in-situ forming thermo-sensitive hyaluronic acid-chitosan-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (HACPN) hydrogel for intratumoral delivery of DOX. As the degradation time of HACPN could be extended up to 3 weeks, intratumoral delivery of GOFA-DOX/HACPN could provide controlled and targeted delivery of DOX through slow degradation HACPN and subsequent cellular uptake of released GOFA-DOX by tumor cells through interactions of GOFA with folate receptors on the tumor cell's surface...
November 14, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135286/vitamin-b12-supplementation-influences-methylation-of-genes-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-and-its-intermediate-traits
#9
Dilip K Yadav, Smeeta Shrestha, Karen A Lillycrop, Charu V Joglekar, Hong Pan, Joanna D Holbrook, Caroline Hd Fall, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Giriraj R Chandak
AIM: To investigate the effect of B12 and/or folic acid supplementation on genome-wide DNA methylation. METHODS: We performed Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip (Zymo Research, CA, USA) assay in children supplemented with B12 and/or folic acid (n = 12 in each group) and investigated the functional mechanism of selected differentially methylated loci. RESULTS: We noted significant methylation changes postsupplementation in B12 (589 differentially methylated CpGs and 2892 regions) and B12 + folic acid (169 differentially methylated CpGs and 3241 regions) groups...
November 14, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133192/maternal-micronutrients-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-gene-expression-of-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-rats
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Nisha Kemse, Deepali Sundrani, Anvita Kale, Sadhana Joshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Preeclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy and is associated with inflammation and altered angiogenesis. The present study examines the effect of micronutrient and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (individual, as well as combined) on genes involved in inflammation and angiogenesis, as well as global DNA methylation levels in a pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) rat model. METHODS: Pregnant Wistar rats were randomly assigned to six dietary groups: control, PIH (Pregnancy induced hypertension) Induced; PIH Induced with micronutrient supplements with vitamin B12 (PIHB), folate (PIHF), omega-3 fatty acid (PIHO), and combined supplementation (PIHC) (micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids)...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133009/periconceptional-maternal-fever-folic-acid-intake-and-the-risk-for-neural-tube-defects
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Stephen M Kerr, Samantha E Parker, Allen A Mitchell, Sarah C Tinker, Martha M Werler
PURPOSE: Previous studies have shown an association between maternal fever in early pregnancy and neural tube defects (NTDs) such as spina bifida. Periconceptional folic acid intake has been shown to reduce the risk of these outcomes. METHODS: Using data from the Slone Epidemiology Center Birth Defects Study (1998-2015), we examined the impact of folic acid on the relationship between maternal fever in the periconceptional period (28 days before and after the last menstrual period) and NTDs...
November 2, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132834/folic-acid-intake-and-folate-status-and-colorectal-cancer-risk-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sara Moazzen, Roya Dolatkhah, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Jabraeel Shaarbafi, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Geertruida H de Bock, Saeed Dastgiri
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To evaluate the controversies among the studies assessing the association between folic acid intake or folate status and colorectal cancer risk. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane library and references of related articles were searched from January 2000 to September 2016. Studies on folic acid intake or folate status and colorectal cancer or adenoma risk were included. Full text review was conducted for potentially eligible studies. Quality assessment was performed...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132812/the-antitumor-effect-of-folic-acid-conjugated-auricularia-auricular-polysaccharide-cisplatin-complex-on-cervical-carcinoma-cells-in-nude-mice
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Junqiang Qiu, Hua Zhang, Zhenyu Wang, Didi Liu, Shumin Liu, Wei Han, Joe M Regenstein, Lin Geng
A tumor-targeted, folic acid (FA) conjugated-Auricularia auricular polysaccharide (AAP) -cis-diaminedichloroplatinum (CDDP) complex (FA-AAP-CDDP) was used for cervical carcinoma chemotherapy. The drug delivery system was able to enhance the antitumor potency of CDDP, and to reduce the toxic side effects of CDDP. The kidney of mice treated by FA-AAP-CDDP complex had higher superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase activities, and lower malondialdehyde. FA-AAP-CDDP complex could induce more interleukin-2, interleukin-4, and interferon-γ in mice...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131701/are-the-level-of-knowledge-and-practices-of-pregnant-women-regarding-folic-acid-supplementation-still-inadequate-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-middle-eastern-urban-setting
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Antoine Aoun, Lara Faddoul, Flora El Jabbour, Nada El Osta, Sani Hlais, Lana El Osta
This observational cross-sectional study aimed to examine the knowledge and practices of pregnant women in North Lebanon regarding periconceptional folic acid (FA) supplementation. A convenience sample of pregnant women attending gynecology clinics in North Lebanon was recruited between May and September 2013. Data were collected from a face-to-face interview performed by a trained local dietician as well as from review of obstetric charts. A total of 465 women were included in the study. Only 37 (7.9%) were aware of the role of FA in preventing birth defects, while 129 (27...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130712/-development-of-a-food-composition-database-for-valoration-of-dietary-intake-in-peruvian-amazon
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María García Rodríguez, Rafael Moreno Rojas, Manuel Romero Saldaña, Guillermo Molina Recio
AIM: The aim of this study was the development of a specific food composition database of Peruvian Amazonia with which value the dietary intake of the population. METHODOLOGY: An observational surveying study has been performed at which 303 individuals aged 3-83 years were selected. To compiling a register of basic food reminders of 24 hours (R24) and frequency foods consumption questionnaires (FFQ) over a four-year period were collected, and were complemented by the National Household Budget Survey...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129906/correlation-of-maternal-serum-homocysteine-in-the-first-trimester-with-the-development-of-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia
#16
Feng Sun, Wei Qian, Chen Zhang, Jian-Xia Fan, He-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND This study investigated the relationship of serum homocysteine in early pregnancy with the risk of gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia (PE) and with the severity of preeclampsia. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, we identified 147 confirmed cases of preeclampsia (103 with mild PE and 44 with severe PE) and 147 confirmed cases of GH; 4418 women who remained normotensive and nonproteinuric throughout pregnancy served as controls. Maternal blood samples were collected at between 11 and 13 weeks of gestation to test serum concentrations of homocysteine (Hcy), folic acid, and VitB12...
November 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128586/contraception-pregnancy-and-peripartum-experiences-among-women-with-epilepsy-in-bhutan
#17
Sheliza Halani, Lhab Tshering, Esther Bui, Sarah J Clark, Sara J Grundy, Tandin Pem, Sonam Lhamo, Ugyen Dema, Damber K Nirola, Chencho Dorji, Farrah J Mateen
INTRODUCTION: Reports on the reproductive health of women with epilepsy (WWE) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are limited. Bhutan is a lower income country with a high estimated prevalence of epilepsy and no out-of-pocket payment requirements for health visits or medications. METHODS: We developed a 10-category survey to interview WWE ages 20-59 years in the Kingdom of Bhutan to understand their contraceptive use and peripartum experiences. WWE were recruited from 2016-2017 from an existing epilepsy cohort and their reproductive health data were merged with epilepsy and socioeconomic data obtained from initial clinical evaluations performed between 2014 and 2016...
October 18, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128408/adding-folic-acid-to-corn-masa-flour-partnering-to-improve-pregnancy-outcomes-and-reduce-health-disparities
#18
REVIEW
Alina L Flores, Amy M Cordero, Michael Dunn, Joseph E Sniezek, Miguel A Arce, Krista S Crider, Sarah Tinker, Cynthia Pellegrini, Rita Carreón, Jose Estrada, Sara Struwe, Coleen Boyle
Although strides have been made in preventing neural tube defects (NTDs), Hispanic women remain more likely to have a baby born with an NTD and less likely to know the benefits of, or consume, folic acid than women of other race/ethnic groups. In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that all enriched cereal grain products be fortified with folic acid; however, corn masa flour (CMF), used to make many corn products that are a diet staple of many Hispanic groups, was not included under this regulation...
November 8, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127865/which-information-on-women-s-issues-in-epilepsy-does-a-community-pharmacist-need-to-know-a-delphi-consensus-study
#19
Ramzi Shawahna
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and achieve consensus on a core list of important knowledge items that community pharmacists should know on women's issues in epilepsy. METHODS: This was a consensual study using a modified Delphi technique. Knowledge items were collected from the literature and from nine key contacts who were interviewed on their views on what information community pharmacists should have on women's issues in epilepsy. More knowledge items were suggested by five researchers with interest in women's issues who were contacted to rate and comment on the knowledge items collected...
November 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127577/predictors-of-success-in-bariatric-surgery-the-role-of-bmi-and-pre-operative-comorbidities
#20
Magda Rosa Ramos da Cruz, Alcides José Branco-Filho, Marília Rizzon Zaparolli, Nathalia Farinha Wagner, José Simão de Paula Pinto, Antônio Carlos Ligocki Campos, Cesar Augusto Taconeli
BACKGROUND: This is a retrospective review of 204 patients who underwent bariatric surgery. The impact of weight regain (WR), pre-operative comorbidities and BMI values on the recurrence of comorbidities was evaluated, and an equation was elaborated to estimate BMI at 5 years of bariatric surgery. METHODS: Pre-operative data, after 1 year and after 5 years, was collected from the medical records. Descriptive analyses and bivariate hypothesis tests were performed first, and then, a generalised linear regression model with Tweedie distribution was adjusted...
November 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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