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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095377/associations-of-maternal-leptin-with-neonatal-adiposity-differ-according-to-pregravid-weight
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Julie Patenaude, Guillaume Lacerte, Marilyn Lacroix, Laetitia Guillemette, Catherine Allard, Myriam Doyon, Marie-Claude Battista, Julie Moreau, Julie Ménard, Jean-Luc Ardilouze, Patrice Perron, Marie-France Hivert
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, maternal circulating leptin is released by maternal adipose tissue and the placenta, and may have a role in fetal development. OBJECTIVES: We investigated maternal leptinemia and glycemia associations with neonatal adiposity, taking into account pregravid weight status. METHODS: We included 235 pregnant women from the Genetics of Glucose Regulation in Gestation and Growth prospective cohort with data: blood samples collected during the 2nd trimester, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and the measured leptin and glucose levels...
January 18, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093463/bidirectional-cavopulmonary-anastomosis-with-additional-pulmonary-blood-flow-good-or-bad-pre-fontan-strategy
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Nataliya R Nichay, Yuriy N Gorbatykh, Igor A Kornilov, Ilya A Soynov, Sergey M Ivantsov, Artem V Gorbatykh, Dmitriy N Ponomarev, Alexander V Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexander M Karaskov
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the influence of preserved additional pulmonary blood flow (APBF) on survival after bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) and completion of Fontan circulation. METHODS: From March 2003 and April 2015, 156 patients with a single ventricle underwent BCPS. After performing propensity score analysis (1:1) for the entire sample, 50 patients with APBF (APBF group) were matched with 50 patients without APBF (no-APBF group). RESULTS: Age (P = 0...
January 15, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087247/activity-of-von-willebrand-factor-and-levels-of-vwf-cleaving-protease-adamts13-in-preterm-and-full-term-neonates
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T Strauss, N Elisha, B Ravid, N Rosenberg, A Lubetsky, S Levy-Mendelovich, I Morag, U Nowak Göttl, G Kenet
Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) has a central role in primary hemostasis. Its biological activity is related to the size of VWF multimers, spontaneously binding to platelets and inducing circulating microthrombi formation. This process is down-regulated by the VWF cleaving protease ADAMTS13 (A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease with ThromboSpondin motif). To date, information regarding the levels of ADAMTS13 in neonates and preterm infants is scarce. Our aim was to study ADAMTS13, VWF antigen (Ag) and Ristocetin cofactor (RiCof) activity in neonates and evaluate potential correlations with perinatal complications...
December 29, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079888/antiphospholipid-antibodies-enhance-rat-neonatal-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-in-an-in-vitro-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-model-via-p38-mapk
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Lauren T Bourke, Thomas McDonnell, James McCormick, Charis Pericleous, Vera M Ripoll, Ian Giles, Anisur Rahman, Anastasis Stephanou, Yiannis Ioannou
A significant amount of myocardial damage during a myocardial infarction (MI) occurs during the reperfusion stage, termed ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, and accounts for up to 50% of total infarcted tissue post-MI. During the reperfusion phase, a complex interplay of multiple pathways and mechanisms is activated, which ultimately leads to cell death, primarily through apoptosis. There is some evidence from a lupus mouse model that lupus IgG, specifically the antiphospholipid (aPL) antibody subset, is pathogenic in mesenteric I/R injury...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043363/time-dependent-changes-in-pregnancy-associated-glycoproteins-and-progesterone-in-commercial-crossbred-sheep
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J N Roberts, K J May, A Veiga-Lopez
The ruminant placenta functions as an endocrine and paracrine organ secreting proteins, growth factors, and steroid hormones, including pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAG), proteins with elusive function, which are readily detectable in maternal serum after placental attachment. In sheep, circulating progesterone beyond gestational Day 50 is predominantly of placental origin. The relationship among placental secreted factors, including progesterone, remains uncertain in sheep. The first aim of the study was to determine the relationship between gestational PAG profiles-using two commercial ELISA assays-progesterone, and fetal growth during pregnancy...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029279/recellularization-via-the-bile-duct-supports-functional-allogenic-and-xenogenic-cell-growth-on-a-decellularized-rat-liver-scaffold
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Wessam Hassanein, Mehmet C Uluer, John Langford, Jhade D Woodall, Arielle Cimeno, Urmil Dhru, Avraham Werdesheim, Joshua Harrison, Carlos Rivera-Pratt, Stephen Klepfer, Ali Khalifeh, Bryan Buckingham, Philip S Brazio, Dawn Parsell, Charlie Klassen, Cinthia Drachenberg, Rolf N Barth, John C LaMattina
Recent years have seen a proliferation of methods leading to successful organ decellularization. In this experiment we examine the feasibility of a decellularized liver construct to support growth of functional multilineage cells. Bio-chamber systems were used to perfuse adult rat livers with 0.1% SDS for 24 hours yielding decellularized liver scaffolds. Initially, we recellularized liver scaffolds using a human tumor cell line (HepG2, introduced via the bile duct). Subsequent studies were performed using either human tumor cells co-cultured with human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs, introduced via the portal vein) or rat neonatal cell slurry (introduced via the bile duct)...
December 28, 2016: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028560/pathophysiology-prevention-treatment-and-outcomes-of-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Noora H Al-Shahwani, David L Sigalet
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD) remains a serious problem in the treatment of infants with nutritional problems and short bowel syndrome. METHODS: A review of the recent literature from 2010 to 2016, concentrating on articles related to the pathophysiology of IFALD and to outcomes of novel nutritional and pharmacological therapies for neonatal cholestasis in the post-surgical neonate. RESULTS: The pathophysiology of IFALD relates to an increase sensitivity of the neonatal liver to cholestasis in the non-fed state; prolonged cholestasis almost inevitably results in liver damage which will progress from fibrosis to cirrhosis...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018330/porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-shedding-and-antibody-response-in-swine-farms-a-longitudinal-study
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Cristina Bertasio, Enrico Giacomini, Massimiliano Lazzaro, Simona Perulli, Alice Papetti, Antonio Lavazza, Davide Lelli, Giovanni Alborali, Maria B Boniotti
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causes an acute and highly contagious enteric disease characterized by severe enteritis, vomiting, watery diarrhea, and a high mortality rate in seronegative neonatal piglets. In the last few years, PED had a large economic impact on the swine industries in Asia and the US, and in 2014, the PEDV also re-emerged in Europe. Two main PEDV variants circulate worldwide but only the S INDEL variant, considered a mild strain, is spreading in Europe. To gain insights into the pathogenicity of this variant, its viral load and temporal shedding pattern were evaluated in piglets from infected farms...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012568/improved-survival-after-induction-of-sepsis-by-cecal-slurry-in-pd-1-knockout-murine-neonates
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Whitney A Young, Eleanor A Fallon, Daithi S Heffernan, Philip A Efron, William G Cioffi, Alfred Ayala
BACKGROUND: Sepsis and the ensuing immune dysfunction continue to be major contributors to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Neonatal sepsis also is associated with profound immune dysfunction. We have recently identified a role for a family of coinhibitory molecules that are altered in murine sepsis and in critically ill adult patients, which may be a target for development of novel therapies. There is, however, a paucity of data pertaining to the role of coinhibitory checkpoint proteins in the control and modulation of neonatal sepsis...
December 21, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011759/-end-stage-heart-failure-therapy-potential-lessons-from-congenital-heart-disease-from-pulmonary-artery-banding-and-interatrial-communication-to-parallel-circulation
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REVIEW
Dietmar Schranz, Hakan Akintuerk, Norbert F Voelkel
The final therapy of 'end-stage heart failure' is orthotopic heart, lung or heart-lung transplantation. However, these options are not available for many patients worldwide. Therefore, novel therapeutical strategies are needed. Based on pathophysiological insights regarding (1) the long-term impact of an obstructive pulmonary outflow tract in neonates with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, (2) the importance of a restrictive versus a non-restrictive atrial septum in neonates born with a borderline left ventricle and (3) the significance of both, a patent foramen ovale and/or open ductus arteriosus for survival of newborns with persistent pulmonary hypertension, the current review introduces some therapeutical strategies that may be applicable to selected patients with heart failure...
December 23, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004439/prediction-of-fetal-growth-restriction-using-estimated-fetal-weight-versus-a-combined-screening-model-at-32-36-weeks-of-gestation
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Jezid Miranda, Merida Rodriguez-Lopez, Stefania Triunfo, Mikko Sairanen, Heikki Kouru, Miguel Parra-Saavedra, Francesca Crovetto, Francesc Figueras, Fatima Crispi, Eduard Gratacos
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of a third trimester screening based on estimated fetal weight (EFW) versus a combined model composed by maternal baseline characteristics, mean arterial pressure (MAP), ultrasound and biochemical markers for the prediction of smallness for gestational age (SGA) and late-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS: Nested case-control study within a prospective cohort of 1,590 singleton gestations referred for third-trimester evaluation (32-36 weeks of gestation)...
December 22, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002310/committee-opinion-no-684-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-after-birth
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Delayed umbilical cord clamping appears to be beneficial for term and preterm infants. In term infants, delayed umbilical cord clamping increases hemoglobin levels at birth and improves iron stores in the first several months of life, which may have a favorable effect on developmental outcomes. There is a small increase in jaundice that requires phototherapy in this group of infants. Consequently, health care providers adopting delayed umbilical cord clamping in term infants should ensure that mechanisms are in place to monitor for and treat neonatal jaundice...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002305/committee-opinion-no-684-summary-delayed-umbilical-cord-clamping-after-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Delayed umbilical cord clamping appears to be beneficial for term and preterm infants. In term infants, delayed umbilical cord clamping increases hemoglobin levels at birth and improves iron stores in the first several months of life, which may have a favorable effect on developmental outcomes. There is a small increase in jaundice that requires phototherapy in this group of infants. Consequently, health care providers adopting delayed umbilical cord clamping in term infants should ensure that mechanisms are in place to monitor for and treat neonatal jaundice...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988062/review-eicosanoids-in-preterm-labor-and-delivery-potential-roles-of-exosomes-in-eicosanoid-functions
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REVIEW
H N Peiris, K Vaswani, F Almughlliq, Y Q Koh, M D Mitchell
Preterm delivery is a major obstetric health problem contributing to poor neonatal outcome including low birth weight, respiratory distress syndrome, gastrointestinal, immunologic, central nervous system, hearing, and vision problems. Worldwide, approximately 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. The critical question which remains is how to identify women destined to deliver preterm from those who will achieve a term delivery. Prostaglandins, in all mammals are important in the parturient process...
December 9, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986832/placental-and-cord-blood-methylation-of-genes-involved-in-energy-homeostasis-association-with-fetal-growth-and-neonatal-body-composition
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Marta Díaz, Cristina García, Giorgia Sebastiani, Francis de Zegher, Abel López-Bermejo, Lourdes Ibáñez
Low weight at birth associates with subsequent susceptibility to diabetes. Epigenetic modulation is among the mechanisms potentially mediating this association. We performed a genome-wide DNA methylation analysis in placentas from term infants born appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) or small-for-gestational-age (SGA), to identify new genes related to fetal growth and neonatal body composition. Candidate genes were validated by bisulfite pyrosequencing (30 AGA, 21 SGA) and also analyzed in cord blood. Gene expression analyses were performed by RT-PCR...
December 16, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931512/xenotransplanted-pig-sertoli-cells-inhibit-both-the-alternative-and-classical-pathways-of-complement-mediated-cell-lysis-while-pig-islets-are-killed
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Kandis Wright, Rachel Dziuk, Payal Mital, Gurvinder Kaur, Jannette M Dufour
Xenotransplantation has vast clinical potential but is limited by the potent immune responses generated against xenogeneic tissue. Immune-privileged Sertoli cells (SCs) survive xenotransplantation long term (90 days) without immunosuppression, making SCs an ideal model to identify xenograft survival mechanisms. Xenograft rejection includes the binding of natural and induced antibodies and the activation of the complement cascade. Using an in vitro cytotoxicity assay, wherein cells were cultured with human serum and complement, we demonstrated that neonatal pig SCs (NPSCs) are resistant to complement-mediated cell lysis and express complement inhibitory factors, membrane cofactor protein (MCP; CD46), and decay-accelerating factor (DAF; CD55) at significantly higher levels than neonatal pig islets (NPIs), which served as non-immune-privileged controls...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914740/predicting-the-relative-impacts-of-maternal-and-neonatal-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-vaccine-target-product-profiles-a-consensus-modelling-approach
#17
Wirichada Pan-Ngum, Timothy Kinyanjui, Moses Kiti, Sylvia Taylor, Jean-François Toussaint, Sompob Saralamba, Thierry Van Effelterre, D James Nokes, Lisa J White
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major viral cause of infant and childhood lower respiratory tract disease worldwide. Defining the optimal target product profile (TPP) is complicated due to a wide range of possible vaccine properties, modalities and an incomplete understanding of the mechanism of natural immunity. We report consensus population level impact projections based on two mathematical models applied to a low income setting. METHOD: Two structurally distinct age-specific deterministic compartmental models reflecting uncertainty associated with the natural history of infection and the mechanism by which immunity is acquired and lost were constructed...
January 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896019/naloxone-and-metabolites-quantification-in-cord-blood-of-prenatally-exposed-newborns-and-correlations-with-maternal-concentrations
#18
Samantha L Wiegand, Madeleine J Swortwood, Marilyn A Huestis, John Thorp, Hendreé E Jones, Neeta L Vora
Objective To quantify naloxone and metabolite concentrations in newborns prenatally exposed to sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone and to correlate neonatal and maternal metabolite concentrations. Methods This is a prospective observational cohort study. Eleven pregnant women treated for opioid use disorder with sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone were enrolled. Maternal and newborn blood was collected and analyzed for naloxone, buprenorphine, and metabolites via liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884950/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-the-amniotic-cavity-of-women-with-intra-amniotic-infection-a-new-mechanism-of-host-defense
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Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Yi Xu, Derek Miller, Ronald Unkel, Majid Shaman, Suzanne M Jacques, Bogdan Panaitescu, Valeria Garcia-Flores, Sonia S Hassan
OBJECTIVE: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) control microbial infections through their antimicrobial activities attributed to DNA, histones, granules, and cytoplasmic proteins (eg, elastase). Intra-amniotic infection is characterized by the influx of neutrophils into the amniotic cavity; therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether amniotic fluid neutrophils form NETs in this inflammatory process. METHODS: Amniotic fluid samples from women with intra-amniotic infection (n = 15) were stained for bacteria detection using fluorescent dyes...
November 23, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881034/galanin-in-pregnancy-is-there-an-association-with-birth-weight-and-gestational-diabetes
#20
Eleni Bili, Evdokia Karagianni, Dimitrios G Goulis, Konstantinos A Toulis, Grigoris Grimbizis, Basil C Tarlatzis
OBJECTIVE: To review the actions of galanin during pregnancy and to examine the existence of an association between galanin and birthweight as well as with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). RESULTS: Galanin concentrations in maternal circulation are similar in pregnant and nonpregnant status and have been correlated with body mass index (BMI). There is evidence of an association between birthweight and galanin concentrations in amniotic fluid during second trimester and galanin concentrations in umbilical cord at term...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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