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Intrauterine growth restriction

Emilio A Herrera, Francisca Cifuentes-Zúñiga, Esteban Figueroa, Cristian Villanueva, Cherie Hernández, René Alegría, Viviana Arroyo, Estefania Peñaloza, Marcelo Farías, Ricardo Uauy, Paola Casanello, Bernardo J Krause
In humans, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is associated with vascular dysfunction, oxidative stress and signs of endothelial programming in umbilical vessels. We aimed to determine the effects of maternal antioxidant treatment with N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on fetal endothelial function and eNOS programming in IUGR guinea pigs. IUGR was induced by implanting ameroid constrictors on uterine arteries of pregnant guinea pigs at mid gestation, receiving half of the sows NAC in the drinking water (from day 34 until term)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Physiology
Jens Henrichs, Viki Verfaille, Laura Viester, Myrte Westerneng, Bert Molewijk, Arie Franx, Henriette van der Horst, Judith E Bosmans, Ank de Jonge, Petra Jellema
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) is a major risk factor for perinatal mortality and morbidity. Thus, there is a compelling need to introduce sensitive measures to detect IUGR fetuses. Routine third trimester ultrasonography is increasingly used to detect IUGR. However, we lack evidence for its clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness and information on ethical considerations of additional third trimester ultrasonography. This nationwide stepped wedge cluster-randomized trial examines the (cost-)effectiveness of routine third trimester ultrasonography in reducing severe adverse perinatal outcome through subsequent protocolized management...
October 13, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Ricardo C Cavalli, Ana Sofia Cerdeira, Elizabeth Pernicone, Henri A Korkes, Suzanne D Burke, Augustine Rajakumar, Ravi I Thadhani, Drucilla J Roberts, Manoj Bhasin, S Ananth Karumanchi, Hernan D Kopcow
Decidual NK (dNK) cells, a distinct type of NK cell, are thought to regulate uterine spiral artery remodeling, a process that allows for increased blood delivery to the fetal-placental unit. Impairment of uterine spiral artery remodeling is associated with decreased placental perfusion, increased uterine artery resistance, and obstetric complications such as preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction. Ex vivo manipulation of human peripheral blood NK (pNK) cells by a combination of hypoxia, TGFß-1 and 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine yields cells with phenotypic and in vitro functional similarities to dNK cells, called idNK cells...
2016: PloS One
Liran Hiersch, Mayan Eitan, Eran Ashwal, Boaz Weisz, Benny Chayen, Shlomo Lipitz, Yoav Yinon
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk for twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) and adverse perinatal outcome in monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies with amniotic fluid discordance (AFD). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 34 MCDA pregnancies with AFD (intertwin difference of ≥3 cm in maximal vertical pocket measurement) without meeting the criteria for twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) or selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR)...
October 12, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
Eun Hui Bae, Jong Woon Kim, Hong Sang Choi, Seong Kwon Ma, Soo Wan Kim
Background/Aims: Proteinuria is associated with hypertension and preeclampsia in pregnancy. However, the impact of random urine proteinuria on fetal and maternal outcomes has not been established. We investigated the influence of random urine proteinuria on the clinical outcomes of pregnancy. Methods: From January 2008 to December 2010, 2,822 patients were retrospectively studied. A total of 536 pregnant women with proteinuria in random urine and matched controls without proteinuria via propensity score matching were analyzed...
October 13, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
O M Shaaban, A M Abbas, H A Abdel Hafiz, A S Abdelrahman, M Rashwan, E R Othman
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy during lactation is common in Egypt and is often unplanned. Overlap between pregnancy and lactation could be associated with an increased risk for the pregnant mother, her fetus as well as her nursing child. AIM OF THE STUDY: The current study aims to compare the maternal and perinatal outcome of pregnancies occurred during lactation with those occurred after weaning in women with substandard nutrition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective-cohort study was carried out in six Maternal and Child Health Centers in Assiut-Egypt...
December 28, 2015: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
R S Monteiro, D P Dob, M R Cauldwell, M A Gatzoulis
Women with a single ventricle circulation palliated with the Fontan operation require specialist multidisciplinary management. We report 14 such cases with successful pregnancies and detail the pathophysiology encountered. A combined obstetric and cardiac service between Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital provides care for women with heart disease, and maintains a prospective database of referred women. We searched this database for women with a known Fontan circulation and reviewed the case notes and electronic patient records between January 1994 and December 2015...
September 7, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Deepak Sharma, Pradeep Sharma, Sweta Shastri
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is defined as growth of fetus below its in-utero growth potential. Small for Gestational Age (SGA) is defined as newborn with birth weight less than 10(th) centile as per the gestational age, sex and race. There exists major difference between IUGR and SGA. IUGR infants have multiple short term and long term complications and IUGR is a silent cause of various morbidity and mortality in these infants. IUGR/SGA is usually end results of maternal, placental, fetal and genetic causes...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Yoshimitsu Fujii, Eriko Kanda, Masato Hirabayashi, Kenji Mine, Atsushi Ohashi, Shoji Tsuji, Kazunari Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Trisomies 13 and 18 (T13/18) are autosomal trisomy syndromes with dismal prognoses. Deciding whether to perform a chromosomal analysis for the definitive diagnosis is often difficult (even for experienced pediatricians) because representative clinical signs may not be found in all T13/18 neonates. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate any clinical signs that could be useful for screening for T13/18 in participants without the representative clinical signs traditionally found in odd-looking neonates with malformation syndromes...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Owen J Arthurs, A Rega, F Guimiot, N Belarbi, J Rosenblatt, V Biran, M Elmaleh, G Sebag, M Alison
OBJECTIVES: Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) is a sensitive method to assess brain maturation or detect brain lesions, providing Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) values as a measure of water diffusion. Abnormal ADC values are seen in ischemic brain lesions, such as acute or chronic hypoxia. The aim of this study was to assess whether ADC values in the fetal brain were different in a group of fetuses exposed to severe vascular intrauterine growth restriction, compared to normal controls...
October 5, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Imene Dahmane Ayadi, Emira Ben Hamida, Asma Youssef, Yosra Sdiri, Zahra Marrakchi
Background Thrombocytopenia is a common clinical problem in neonatal intensive care units, affecting about 20 to 35% of all admitted neonates. Even most episodes are mild or moderate, severe episodes could be life-threatening or responsible for sequelae. Objectives The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence, clinical diagnoses, and to determine risk factors for poor prognosis of thrombocytopenia in a neonatal intensive care unit. Methods We carried out a retrospective study in the neonatal intensive care unit of Charles Nicolle Hospital of Tunis, a tertiary neonatal care center, over a four years period (January 2010 to December 2013)...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
M D Ruiz-González, M D Cañete, J L Gómez-Chaparro, A Rodríguez-Torronteras, N Abril, R Cañete, J L López-Barea
The data are related to the proteomic analysis of 43 newborns with intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and 45 newborns with appropriate weight for gestational age (AGA) carried out by separation via 2DE and analyzed by MS-TOF/TOF. All newborns were separated into three gestational age groups, "Very Preterm" 29-32 weeks, "Moderate Preterm" 33-36 weeks, and, "Term" ≥37weeks. From each newborn, blood was drawn three times from birth to 1 month life. High-abundant serum proteins were depleted, and the minority ones were separated by 2DE and analyzed for significant expression differences...
December 2016: Data in Brief
Maie D Al-Bader, Sara A Jasem, Narayana Kilarkaje
Gestational carbenoxolone exposure inhibits placental 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD), the physiological barrier for glucocorticoids, which increases fetal exposure to glucocorticoids and induces intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). We hypothesized that carbenoxolone exposure influences the expression of placental estrogen receptors-α and β (ERα & ERβ) and p53 leading to inhibited fetal and placental growth. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were injected twice daily with either carbenoxolone (10mg/kg; s...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Erin V McGillick, Sandra Orgeig, Dino A Giussani, Janna L Morrison
Exposure to altered intrauterine conditions during pregnancy influences both fetal growth and organ development. Chronic fetal hypoxaemia is a common pregnancy complication associated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) that may influence the risk of infants experiencing respiratory complications at birth. There are a variety of signalling pathways that contribute to normal fetal lung development at the molecular level. The specific molecular effects of chronic hypoxaemia associated with IUGR on lung development are likely to be dependent on the specific aetiology (maternal, placental and/or fetal factors) that can alter hormone concentrations, oxygen and nutrient transport to the fetus...
August 21, 2016: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
Simon H J Brown, Samuel R Eather, Dilys J Freeman, Barbara J Meyer, Todd W Mitchell
In preeclampsia, maternal insulin resistance leads to defective expansion of adipocytes, enhanced adipocyte lipolysis, up-regulation of very low density lipoprotein synthesis, maternal hypertriglyceridaemia and the potential for ectopic fat storage. Our aim was to quantitate and compare the total amount and type of lipid in placenta from pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia and healthy pregnancies. Quantitative lipid analysis of lipid extracts from full thickness placental biopsies was carried out by shotgun lipidomics...
2016: PloS One
Carolina Bibbo, Sarah E Little, Jad Bsat, Kris Ann Botka, Carol B Benson, Julian N Robinson
Objective This study aims to evaluate pregnancy outcomes in patients with spontaneous and iatrogenic chorioamniotic separation diagnosed by ultrasound after 17 weeks. Methods This is a retrospective cohort study of women with a singleton pregnancy who were diagnosed with chorioamniotic separation (n = 106) after 17 weeks' gestation from January 2000 to January 2013. Patients with chorioamniotic separation were compared with a group of patients who had obstetric ultrasounds without a diagnosis of chorioamniotic separation...
July 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
D Di Martino, S Zullino, D Casati, A S Grimaldi, V Sterpi, G Principato, M Garbin, E Ferrazzi
AIMS: To investigate maternal hemodynamic status in pregnancies complicated by IUGR and in the post-partum. METHODS: In this prospective study, we enrolled pregnant women between 24 and 38 weeks divided in severe and mild IUGR and a group of controls matched for gestational age. Severe IUGR was defined as abdominal circumference <5th centile and a Doppler velocimetry in umbilical artery42SD. Mild IUGR was defined as an abdominal circumference <10th centile and a Doppler velocimetry in umbilical artery <2SD...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
D Casati, T Stampalija, E Ferrazzi, A Alberti, I Scebba, A Paganelli, D Di Martino, M L Muggiasca, A Bauer
OBJECTIVE: To explore maternal cardiac deceleration capacity (DC), a marker of autonomic function derived from heart rate variability analysis, in pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) associated to IUGR (HDP-IUGR) or to appropriate for gestational age fetuses (HDP-AGAf). METHODS: Single-center case-control study conducted at Buzzi Children's Hospital, Milan. Maternal electrocardiograms were analyzed by Phase-Rectified Signal Averaging (PRSA) to obtain cardiac beat-to-beat DC in women with: HDP-IUGR; HDP-AGAf; severe-IUGR; mild- IUGR; uncomplicated pregnancies...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
D Di Martino, S Zullino, D Casati, A S Grimaldi, C Mastroianni, G Principato, E Rosti, M Garbin, E Ferrazzi
AIMS: To investigate maternal hemodynamic status in pregnancies complicated by HDP and/or IUGR and by severe IUGR without HDP. METHODS: In this prospective study we enrolled pregnant women between 24 and 38 weeks divided in: HDP with appropriate for gestational age fetuses (HDP-AGA), HDP associated with IUGR (HDPIUGR), severe IUGR and a group of controls matched for gestational age. Severe IUGR was defined as abdominal circumference <5th centile and a Doppler velocimetry in umbilical artery42SD...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
M Massimiani, S Salvi, D Piccirilli, L Vecchione, S Moresi, S Ferrazzani, H Stuhlmann, L Campagnolo
INTRODUCTION: Placental development requires invasion and differentiation of trophoblast cells, together with coordinated fetal vasculogenesis and maternal vascular remodeling. During placental development, extravillous cytotrophoblasts invade the uterine spiral arteries of the decidua and myometrium. These invasive cytotrophoblasts replace the endothelial layer of the maternal spiral arteries, transforming them from high-resistance vessels into large-caliber capacitance vessels capable of adequately nourishing the fetus...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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