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Ashley J Robinson, M Ashraf Ederies
This paper is based on a literature review from 2011 to 2016. The paper is divided into two main sections. The first section relates to technical advances in fetal imaging techniques, including fetal motion compensation, imaging at 3.0 T, 3-D T2-weighted MRI, susceptibility-weighted imaging, computed tomography, morphometric analysis, diffusion tensor imaging, spectroscopy and fetal behavioral assessment. The second section relates to clinical updates, including cerebral lamination, migrational anomalies, midline anomalies, neural tube defects, posterior fossa anomalies, sulcation/gyration and hypoxic-ischemic insults...
April 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Bailin Liu, Ruixiu Shi, Xiang Li, Yanping Liu, Xueqin Feng, Xueyi Chen, Xiaorong Fan, Yingying Zhang, Wenna Zhang, Jiaqi Tang, Xiuwen Zhou, Na Li, Xiyuan Lu, Zhice Xu
BACKGROUND: Prenatal hypoxia is suggested to be associated with increased risks of hypertension in offspring. This study tested whether prenatal hypoxia resulted in salt-sensitive offspring and its related mechanisms of vascular ion channel remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pregnant rats were housed in a normoxic (21% O2 ) or hypoxic (10.5% O2 ) chamber from gestation days 5 to 21. A subset of male offspring received a high-salt diet (8% NaCl) from 4 to 12 weeks after birth...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
V Jakoubek, V Hampl
Alcohol abuse during pregnancy is a well-known factor in fetal morbidity, including smaller fetal size. We have shown that chronic hypoxia, considered the main pathogenetic factor in intrauterine growth restriction, elevates fetoplacental vascular resistance (and vasoconstrictor reactivity) and thus, presumably, reduces placental blood flow. We thus hypothesized that alcohol may affect the fetus - in addition to other mechanisms - by altering fetoplacental vascular resistance and/or reactivity. Using isolated, double-perfused rat placenta model, we found that maternal alcohol intake in the last third of gestation doubled the vasoconstrictor responses to angiotensin II but did not affect resting vascular resistance...
March 12, 2018: Physiological Research
Yuxian Yang, Xiaorong Fan, Jianying Tao, Ting Xu, Yingying Zhang, Wenna Zhang, Lingjun Li, Xiang Li, Hongmei Ding, Miao Sun, Qinqin Gao, Zhice Xu
Prenatal hypoxia causes intrauterine growth retardation. It is unclear whether/how hypoxia affects the bone in fetal and offspring life. This study showed that prenatal hypoxia retarded fetal skeletal growth in rats, inhibited extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis and down-regulated of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) signaling in fetal growth plate chondrocytes in vivo and in vitro. In addition, ovariectomized (OVX) was used for study of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Compared with the control, OVX offspring in prenatal hypoxic group showed an enhanced osteoporosis in the femurs, associated with reduced proteoglycan and IGF1 signaling...
March 7, 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
Kate E Hawkins, Michelangelo Corcelli, Kate Dowding, Anna M Ranzoni, Filipa Vlahova, Kwan-Leong Hau, Avina Hunjan, Donald Peebles, Pierre Gressens, Henrik Hagberg, Paolo de Coppi, Mariya Hristova, Pascale V Guillot
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have huge potential for regenerative medicine. In particular, the use of pluripotent stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells (PSC-MSCs) overcomes the hurdle of replicative senescence associated with the in vitro expansion of primary cells and has increased therapeutic benefits in comparison to the use of various adult sources of MSCs in a wide range of animal disease models. On the other hand, fetal MSCs exhibit faster growth kinetics and possess longer telomeres and a wider differentiation potential than adult MSCs...
February 28, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
Olga Vajnerova, Petr Kafka, Tereza Kratzerova, Karel Chalupsky, Vaclav Hampl
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is a well-known risk factor in pregnancy. Because maternal diabetes involves oxidative stress that is also induced by chronic hypoxia and can alter vascular function, we sought to determine the effects of chronic maternal hyperglycemia on the fetoplacental vasculature in rats and to compare it with the effects of chronic hypoxia. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in female rats by a streptozotocin injection at a neonatal age. When these animals reached adulthood, their hyperglycemia was confirmed and they were inseminated...
March 2018: Placenta
Ruxandra I Sava, Keith L March, Carl J Pepine
Pregnancy-related hypertension (PHTN) syndromes are a frequent and potentially deadly complication of pregnancy, while also negatively impacting the lifelong health of the mother and child. PHTN appears in women likely to develop hypertension later in life, with the stress of pregnancy unmasking a subclinical hypertensive phenotype. However, distinguishing between PHTN and chronic hypertension is essential for optimal management. Preeclampsia (PE) is linked to potentially severe outcomes and lacks effective treatments due to poorly understood mechanisms...
February 27, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Irene Turrini, Flavia Sorbi, Viola Ghizzoni, Luca Mannini, Massimiliano Fambrini, Alessandro Terreni, Elisabetta Projetto, Francesca Castiglione, Ivo Noci
BACKGROUND Troponin I is the gold standard for the diagnosis of adult acute coronary syndrome. Although it is known that a hypoxic fetus may produce cTnI, fetal cTnI passage in maternal blood has never been documented. CASE REPORT We report a case where the rise of cTnI in the blood of a pregnant woman was not related to maternal heart disease. Instead, it might be suggestive of a fetal cardiac origin, as there was a severe placental insufficiency with a fetal intrauterine growth restriction. CONCLUSIONS This study suggests that the rise of cTnI in maternal blood in a cardiovascular healthy pregnant woman might have a fetal origin...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Francesc Figueras, Javier Caradeux, Fatima Crispi, Elisenda Eixarch, Anna Peguero, Eduard Gratacos
By consensus, late fetal growth restriction is that diagnosed >32 weeks. This condition is mildly associated with a higher risk of perinatal hypoxic events and suboptimal neurodevelopment. Histologically, it is characterized by the presence of uteroplacental vascular lesions (especially infarcts), although the incidence of such lesions is lower than in preterm fetal growth restriction. Screening procedures for fetal growth restriction need to identify small babies and then differentiate between those who are healthy and those who are pathologically small...
February 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Milla Summanen, Susanne Bäck, Juha Voipio, Kai Kaila
Mammalian birth is accompanied by a period of obligatory asphyxia, which consists of hypoxia (drop in blood O2 levels) and hypercapnia (elevation of blood CO2 levels). Prolonged, complicated birth can extend the asphyxic period, leading to a pathophysiological situation, and in humans, to the diagnosis of clinical birth asphyxia, the main cause of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The neuroendocrine component of birth asphyxia, in particular the increase in circulating levels of arginine vasopressin (AVP), has been extensively studied in humans...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Allen Eugene Hong, Min Sook Ryu, Seung Jun Kim, Seung Yong Hwang, In Kyoung Lim
The TIS21/BTG2/PC3 gene belongs to the antiproliferative gene (APRO) family and exhibits tumor suppressive activity. However, here we report that TIS21 controls lipid metabolism, rather than cell proliferation, under fasting condition. Using microarray analysis, whole gene expression changes were investigated in liver of TIS21 knockout (TIS21-KO) mice after 20 h fasting and compared with wild type (WT). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) target gene expression was almost absent in contrast to increased lipid synthesis in the TIS21-KO mice compared to WT mice...
January 29, 2018: Molecules and Cells
Josele Flores-Santin, Maria Rojas Antich, Hiroshi Tazawa, Warren W Burggren
Hematology and its regulation in developing birds have been primarily investigated in response to relatively short-term environmental challenges in the embryo. Yet, whether any changes induced in the embryo persist into adulthood as a hematological form of "fetal programming" is unknown. We hypothesized that: 1) chronic as opposed to acute hypoxic incubation will alter hematological respiratory variables in embryos of bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus), and 2) alterations first appearing in the embryo will persist into hatchlings through into adulthood...
January 21, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Junichi Hasegawa, Tomoaki Ikeda, Satoshi Toyokawa, Emi Jojima, Shoji Satoh, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Nanako Tamiya, Akihito Nakai, Keiya Fujimori, Tsugio Maeda, Hideaki Masuzaki, Satoru Takeda, Hideaki Suzuki, Shigeru Ueda, Tsuyomu Ikenoue
AIM: The study identifies the relevant obstetric factors associated with fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring for cerebral palsy (CP) in pregnant women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). METHODS: The subjects were neonates with CP (birth weight ≥ 2000 g, gestational age ≥ 33 weeks) who were approved for compensation for CP by the Operating Organization of the Japan Obstetric Compensation System between 2009 and 2012. After selection of women with antepartum HDP, obstetric characteristics associated with FHR monitoring were analyzed...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Munmun Rawat, Sushma Nangia, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) during delivery is a marker of fetal stress. Neonates born through MSAF often need resuscitation and are at risk of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), air leaks, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and death. The neonatal resuscitation approach to MSAF has evolved over the last three decades. Previously, nonvigorous neonates soon after delivery were suctioned under the vocal cords with direct visualization technique using a meconium aspirator...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
K McNamara, K O'Donoghue, R A Greene
BACKGROUND: Intrapartum fetal death, the death of a fetus during labour, is a tragic outcome of pregnancy. The intrapartum death rate of a country is reflective of the care received by mothers and babies in labour and it is through analysing these cases that good aspects of care, as well as areas for improvement can be identified. Investigating unexpected neonatal deaths that may be associated with an intrapartum event is also helpful to fully appraise intrapartum care. This is a descriptive study of intrapartum fetal deaths and unexpected neonatal deaths in Ireland from 2011 to 2014...
January 4, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
David Odd, Axel Heep, Karen Luyt, Tim Draycott
BACKGROUND: Mothers are increasingly given greater control over many of the choices around birth, although there is little robust evidence to inform these choices. After an infant is born with HIE the question of whether it was predictable, or preventable, is often raised. Intrapartum 'sentinel' events and antenatal predictors of HIE have been well described, however there is little evidence how antenatal and intrapartum factors interact. This is particularly important when elective delivery by lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) has been shown to be beneficial in high risk groups...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Ting Li, Ziqiang Luo, Yang Liu, Mingjie Wang, Xiaohe Yu, Chuanding Cao, Zhengchang Liao, Ying Ding, Shaojie Yue
Intrauterine hypoxia is one of the most common stressors in fetuses, which can lead to abnormal brain development and permanent neurological deficits in adulthood. Neurological disorder excitotoxicity induced by hypoxia or ischemia may involve N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs), which are known to participate in the maturation and plasticity of developmental neurons. Inhibition of NMDARs has been reported to improve neurological outcomes in traumatic brain injuries and Alzheimer's disease. Here, we investigated if antenatal blockade of NMDARs induced by memantine could alleviate neurodevelopmental brain damage and long-term cognitive deficits in intrauterine hypoxia rats...
December 19, 2017: Neurochemical Research
L M Reyes, A Shah, A Quon, J S Morton, S T Davidge
Exposure to prenatal hypoxia in rats leads to intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), decreases fetal cardiomyocyte proliferation and increases the risk to develop cardiovascular diseases (CVD) later in life. The tumor necrosis factor-related weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) induces cardiomyocyte proliferation through activation of the fibroblast growth factor-inducible molecule 14 (Fn-14) receptor. The TWEAK/Fn-14 pathway becomes quiescent shortly after birth, however, it becomes upregulated with CVD; suggesting that it could be a link between the increased susceptibility to CVD in pregnancies complicated by hypoxia/IUGR...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Anna-Maj Albertsson, Xiaoli Zhang, Regina Vontell, Dan Bi, Roderick T Bronson, Veena Supramaniam, Ana A Baburamani, Sha Hua, Arshed Nazmi, Susanna Cardell, Changlian Zhu, Harvey Cantor, Carina Mallard, Henrik Hagberg, Jianmei W Leavenworth, Xiaoyang Wang
Brain injury in premature infants, especially periventricular leukomalacia, is an important cause of neurological disabilities. Inflammation contributes to the development of perinatal brain injury, but the essential mediators leading to brain injury in early life remain largely unknown. Neonates have reduced capacity for mounting conventional αβT-cell responses. However γδT-cells are already functionally competent during early development and are important in early life immunity. We investigated the potential contribution of γδT-cells to preterm brain injury by using postmortem brains from human preterm infants with periventricular leukomalacia and two animal models of preterm brain injury-the hypoxic-ischemic mouse model and a fetal sheep asphyxia model...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
Vanessa E Torbenson, Mary Catherine Tolcher, Kate M Nesbitt, Christopher E Colby, Sherif A El-Nashar, Bobbie S Gostout, Amy L Weaver, Michaela E Mc Gree, Abimbola O Famuyide
BACKGROUND: Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) affects 2-4/1000 live births with outcomes ranging from negligible neurological deficits to severe neuromuscular dysfunction, cerebral palsy and death. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is the sub cohort of NE that appears to be driven by intrapartum events. Our objective was to identify antepartum and intrapartum factors associated with the development of neonatal HIE. METHODS: Hospital databases were searched using relevant diagnosis codes to identify infants with neonatal encephalopathy...
December 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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