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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791204/role-of-adenosine-signaling-in-coordinating-cardiomyocyte-function-and-coronary-vascular-growth-in-chronic-fetal-anemia
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Lowell Davis, James Musso, Divya Soman, Samantha Louey, Jonathan William Nelson, Sonnet S Jonker
Fetal anemia causes rapid and profound changes in cardiac structure and function, stimulating proliferation of the cardiac myocytes, expansion of the coronary vascular tree, and impairing early contraction and relaxation. While HIF-1α is sure to play a role, adenosine, a metabolic byproduct that increases coronary flow and growth, is implicated as a major stimulus for these adaptations. We hypothesized that genes involved in myocardial adenosine signaling would be up-regulated in chronically anemic fetuses, and that calcium handling genes would be down-regulated...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790684/the-effect-of-music-on-the-cardiac-activity-of-a-fetus-in-a-cardiotocographic-examination
#2
Grażyna Gebuza, Marta Zaleska, Marzena Kaźmierczak, Estera Mieczkowska, Małgorzata Gierszewska
BACKGROUND: Music therapy as an adjunct to treatment is rarely used in perinatology and obstetrics, despite the proven therapeutic effect. Auditory stimulation through music positively impacts the health of adults and infants, its special role being observed in the development of prematurely born neonates. It is equally interesting how music impacts fetuses. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the parameters of fetuses through cardiotocographic recording in women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy while listening to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan Lake...
April 24, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785790/the-role-of-mirna-regulation-in-fetal-cardiomyocytes-cardiac-maturation-and-the-risk-of-heart-disease-in-adults
#3
Mitchell C Lock, Ross L Tellam, Kimberley J Botting, Kimberley C W Wang, Joseph B Selvanayagam, Doug A Brooks, Mike Seed, Janna L Morrison
Myocardial infarction is a primary contributor towards the global burden of cardiovascular disease. Rather than repairing the existing damage of myocardial infarction, current treatments only address the symptoms of the disease and reducing the risk of a secondary infarction. Cardiac regenerative capacity is dependent on cardiomyocyte proliferation, which concludes soon after birth in humans and precocial species such as sheep. Human fetal cardiac tissue has some ability to repair following tissue damage, whereas a fully matured human heart has minimal capacity for cellular regeneration...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781990/fetal-mouse-cardiovascular-imaging-using-a-high-frequency-ultrasound-30-45mhz-system
#4
Marlin Touma
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common cause of childhood morbidity and early mortality. Prenatal detection of the underlying molecular mechanisms of CHDs is crucial for inventing new preventive and therapeutic strategies. Mutant mouse models are powerful tools to discover new mechanisms and environmental stress modifiers that drive cardiac development and their potential alteration in CHDs. However, efforts to establish the causality of these putative contributors have been limited to histological and molecular studies in non-survival animal experiments, in which monitoring the key physiological and hemodynamic parameters is often absent...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781091/fetal-assessment-in-buprenorphine-maintained-women-using-fetal-magnetoencephalography-a-pilot-study
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Diana Escalona-Vargas, Jessica L Coker, Shona Ray-Griffith, Eric R Siegel, Curtis L Lowery, Zachary N Stowe, Hari Eswaran
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In-utero exposure to opioids including buprenorphine (BUP) has been shown to affect fetal activity, specifically heart-rate variability (FHRV) and fetal movement (FM). Our objective was to extract simultaneous recordings of fetal cardiac, and brain-related activity in BUP-maintained and non-opioid exposed pregnant women using a novel non-invasive biomagnetic technique. DESIGN: A pilot study was conducted, recording and analyzing biomagnetic data from fetuses of BUP-maintained and non-opioid exposed pregnant women...
May 20, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778942/transcriptomic-and-methylomic-analysis-reveal-the-toxicological-effect-of-2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin-on-human-embryonic-stem-cell
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Keng Po Lai, Jing Woei Li, Ting Fung Chan, Andy Chen, Cherie Yin Lau Lee, William Shu Biu Yeung, Chris Kong Chu Wong
Cumulating epidemiological studies demonstrated that environmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) during the early stages of fetal development is associated with the increase in disease susceptibility in later life. The fetal developmental plasticity is considered as a protective mechanism against an undesirable prenatal environment. Dioxin is one of the environmental contaminants and is considered a diabetogenic factor. Experimental animal and human epidemiological studies have revealed that dioxin exposure was associated with insulin resistance and altered beta cell function...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778808/maternal-treatment-with-a-placental-targeted-antioxidant-mitoq-impacts-offspring-cardiovascular-function-in-a-rat-model-of-prenatal-hypoxia
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Mais M Aljunaidy, Jude S Morton, Raven Kirschenman, Tom Phillips, C Patrick Case, Christy-Lynn M Cooke, Sandra T Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction, a common consequence of prenatal hypoxia, is a leading cause of fetal morbidity and mortality with a significant impact on population health. Hypoxia may increase placental oxidative stress and lead to an abnormal release of placental-derived factors, which are emerging as potential contributors to developmental programming. Nanoparticle-linked drugs are emerging as a novel method to deliver therapeutics targeted to the placenta and avoid risking direct exposure to the fetus...
May 17, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771194/preconception-antiphospholipid-antibodies-and-risk-of-subsequent-early-pregnancy-loss
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K J Gibbins, S L Mumford, L A Sjaarda, D W Branch, N J Perkins, A Ye, E F Schisterman, R M Silver
Objectives To prospectively estimate the association of preconception antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) with subsequent pregnancy loss using a cohort design. aPL have been associated with recurrent early pregnancy loss (EPL) prior to 10 weeks in previous case-control studies. Prospective ascertainment of pregnancy loss is challenging, as most women do not seek care prior to EPL. Methods Secondary analysis of the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction trial of preconception low-dose aspirin. Preconception anticardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2-glycoprotein-I (a-β2-I) were assessed in 1208 women with one or two prior pregnancy losses and no more than two prior live births...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768533/investigation-of-the-effect-of-gestational-diabetes-on-fetal-cardiac-tissue-in-streptozotocin-%C3%A4-nduced-in-rats
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Ugur Turhan, Ercan Yilmaz, Mehmet Gul, Rauf Melekoglu, Yusuf Turkoz, Fatma Ozyalin, Hakan Parlakpinar, Yavuz Simsek
PURPOSE: To investigate the cause of congenital anomalies resulted from gestational diabetes on fetal cardiac tissue in experimental animal study model. METHODS: Totally 12 female Wistar albino rats were divided into two groups, each consisting of 6 rats. Streptozotocin (60 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally to the study group by dissolving in citrate solution. The rats with a blood glucose level of 200 mg/dL and above were considered to be diabetic rats...
April 2018: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765784/use-of-the-tei-index-in-the-conservative-management-of-trap-sequence-pregnancies-diagnosed-during-the-periviable-period-a-case-series
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Kristina Martimucci, Theresa Kuhn, Robyn Bilinski, Jesus Alvarez-Perez
Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) Sequence is a rare complication of monochorionic pregnancies. Without intervention, the viable pump twin in a case of TRAP Sequence may develop high output cardiac failure leading to an intrauterine fetal demise. We present 3 cases of TRAP Sequence pregnancy diagnosed during the second or third trimesters of pregnancy. There are minimal sonographic tools for the guidance of a fetal therapeutic interventional procedure during the second trimester or timing of delivery during the third trimester to reduce morbidity and mortality of a viable fetus...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764231/important-considerations-in-pregnant-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
#11
Gabriella Moroni, Claudio Ponticelli
In the last few decades, identification of predictors of pregnancy outcome and appropriate pregnancy planning have significantly reduced the maternal and fetal risks in pregnant women with lupus nephritis. Areas covered: Successful pregnancies have been reported even in women with chronic renal disease and renal insufficiency. However, refractory hypertension and severe renal or cardiac chronic dysfunction are still considered contraindications to pregnancy. Pre-term delivery and fetal growth restriction may still occur in SLE patients more frequently than in healthy women, even in pregnancies regularly planned and monitored by a team of nephrologists and gynaecologists...
May 15, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763964/incidental-fetal-ultrasound-findings-interpretation-and-management
#12
Rebekah Kaplan, Sharon Adams
Ultrasonography is a common component of prenatal care worldwide and is often used in early pregnancy to determine gestational age, number of fetuses, fetal cardiac activity, and placental location. Patients and their families may also consider ultrasonography a social event, as it provides confirmation and reassurance of a normal pregnancy. Ultrasound screening is typically scheduled in the second trimester to visualize fetal anatomy and confirm gestational age. Most ultrasound examinations are reassuring, but some incidentally identify structural anomalies and soft markers for aneuploidy, making it necessary for health care providers to correctly interpret these findings...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761681/milestones-in-the-development-of-fetal-cardiac-interventions
#13
REVIEW
Edward G Abinader
Cardiac patients of all ages were managed in the past by internists who specialized in cardiology. During the past 50 years, the medical field has witnessed great strides in the management of congenital heart disease, and thus pediatric cardiology has become a subspecialty in many countries. This review article focuses on the advances in fetal cardiac interventions (FCI) since its inception by our group in 1975. Three major modes of FCI have evolved during the past 42 years: pharmacologic, closed FCI, and open FCI...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761260/fetal-type-rhabdomyoma-of-the-soft-palate-in-an-adult-patient-report-of-one-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Zhenjian Cai, Jaiyeola Thomas, Ibrahim Alava, Nfn Aakash, Karan Saluja, Hui Zhu
Rhabdomyoma is a rare benign tumor with skeletal muscle differentiation. Rhabdomyoma is further classified into cardiac, adult, fetal, and genital subtypes. Out of these, fetal type rhabdomyoma (FTR) is the rarest. Only a small number of cases have been recorded in the literature. FTR typically affects male infants and young children and occurs predominantly in the head and neck region. FTR is exceedingly rare in the adult, with less than 30 cases reported. The classic FTR is composed of primitive undifferentiated spindle cells with scant eosinophilic cytoplasm embedded in a myxoid stroma...
May 14, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760728/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-cultured-in-serum-from-heart-failure-patients-are-more-resistant-to-simulated-chronic-and-acute-stress
#15
Timo Z Nazari-Shafti, Zhiyi Xu, Andreas Matthäus Bader, Georg Henke, Kristin Klose, Volkmar Falk, Christof Stamm
Despite regulatory issues surrounding the use of animal-derived cell culture supplements, most clinical cardiac cell therapy trials using mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) still rely on fetal bovine serum (FBS) for cell expansion before transplantation. We sought to investigate the effect of human serum from heart failure patients (HFS) on cord blood MSCs (CB-MSCs) during short-term culture under regular conditions and during simulated acute and chronic stress. Cell survival, proliferation, metabolic activity, and apoptosis were quantified, and gene expression profiles of selected apoptosis and cell cycle regulators were determined...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760513/author-correction-fetal-cardiac-cine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-utero
#16
Jerome Chaptinel, Jerome Yerly, Yvan Mivelaz, Milan Prsa, Leonor Alamo, Yvan Vial, Gregoire Berchier, Chantal Rohner, François Gudinchet, Matthias Stuber
A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML and PDF versions of this paper. The error has not been fixed in the paper.
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758212/maternal-and-fetal-outcome-after-cardiac-surgery-during-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis-commentary
#17
William C Oliver
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757271/the-isolation-and-culture-of-primary-epicardial-cells-derived-from-human-adult-and-fetal-heart-specimens
#18
Esther Dronkers, Asja T Moerkamp, Tessa van Herwaarden, Marie-José Goumans, Anke M Smits
The epicardium, an epithelial cell layer covering the myocardium, has an essential role during cardiac development, as well as in the repair response of the heart after ischemic injury. When activated, epicardial cells undergo a process known as epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) to provide cells to the regenerating myocardium. Furthermore, the epicardium contributes via secretion of essential paracrine factors. To fully appreciate the regenerative potential of the epicardium, a human cell model is required...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755031/congenital-cardiac-hyperechogenic-mass-a-rare-and-difficult-diagnosis-a-brief-literature-review-of-%C3%A4-ntrauterine-primary-fetal-cardiac-tumors
#19
Gülşah Aynaoğlu Yıldız, Metin İngeç, Ömer Erkan Yapça
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 14, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753694/physiological-adaptation-of-the-growth-restricted-fetus
#20
REVIEW
Karel Maršál
The growth-restricted fetus in utero is exposed to a hostile environment and suffers undernutrition and hypoxia. To cope with the stress, the fetus changes its physiological functions. These adaptive changes aid intrauterine survival; however, they can lead to permanent functional and structural changes that can contribute to the development of serious chronic diseases later in life. Epigenetic mechanisms are an important part of the pathophysiological processes behind this "developmental origin of adult diseases...
February 24, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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