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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231241/hydrocephalus-and-arthrogryposis-in-an-immunocompetent-mouse-model-of-zika-teratogeny-a-developmental-study
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Jose Xavier-Neto, Murilo Carvalho, Bruno Dos Santos Pascoalino, Alisson Campos Cardoso, Ângela Maria Sousa Costa, Ana Helena Macedo Pereira, Luana Nunes Santos, Ângela Saito, Rafael Elias Marques, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Silvio Roberto Consonni, Carla Bandeira, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Marcio Chaim Bajgelman, Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Oliveira, Marli Tenorio Cordeiro, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil, Bianca Alves Pauletti, Daniela Campos Granato, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Lucio Freitas-Junior, Carolina Borsoi Moraes Holanda de Freitas, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Estela Bevilacqua, Kleber Franchini
The teratogenic mechanisms triggered by ZIKV are still obscure due to the lack of a suitable animal model. Here we present a mouse model of developmental disruption induced by ZIKV hematogenic infection. The model utilizes immunocompetent animals from wild-type FVB/NJ and C57BL/6J strains, providing a better analogy to the human condition than approaches involving immunodeficient, genetically modified animals, or direct ZIKV injection into the brain. When injected via the jugular vein into the blood of pregnant females harboring conceptuses from early gastrulation to organogenesis stages, akin to the human second and fifth week of pregnancy, ZIKV infects maternal tissues, placentas and embryos/fetuses...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219933/akt-signalling-as-a-mediator-of-cardiac-adaptation-to-low-birth-weight
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Kimberley Cw Wang, Kimberley J Botting, Song Zhang, Caroline McMillen, Doug A Brooks, Janna L Morrison
Intrauterine insults, such as poor nutrition and placental insufficiency, can alter cardiomyocyte development and this can have significant long-term implications for heart health. Consequently, epidemiological studies have shown that low birth weight babies have an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease in adult life. In addition, intrauterine growth restriction can result in increased left ventricular hypertrophy, which is the strongest predictor for poor health outcomes in cardiac patients. The mechanisms responsible for these associations are not clear, but a suboptimal intrauterine environment can program alternative expression of genes such as cardiac IGF-2/H19, IGF-2R and AT1R through either an increase or decrease in DNA methylation or histone acetylation at specific loci...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219764/gabaa-receptor-expression-and-white-matter-disruption-in-intrauterine-growth-restricted-piglets
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Viskasari P Kalanjati, Julie A Wixey, Stephanie M Miller, Paul B Colditz, Stella T Bjorkman
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is one of the most common causes of perinatal mortality and morbidity. White matter and neuronal injury are major pathophysiological features of the IUGR neonatal brain. GABAA (γ-aminobutyric acid type A) receptors have been shown to play a role in oligodendrocyte differentiation and proliferation in the neonatal brain and may be a key factor in white matter injury and myelination in IUGR neonates. Whether there are impairments to the GABAergic system and neuronal cytoskeleton in IUGR brain has yet to be elucidated...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217832/gestational-protein-restriction-study-of-the-probable-effects-on-cardiac-muscle-structure-and-function-in-adult-rats
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Mona G Amer, Nader M Mohamed, Aly A M Shaalan
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has been linked to heart disease in adulthood. This study aimed to examine the effect of gestational protein restriction during fetal and early postnatal life on the cardiac muscle structure and function in adult offspring. Pregnant female rats were randomly divided into two dietary groups: normal-protein diet (NP) and low-protein diet (LP). Fifteen male offspring from each group were included in the study. Offspring body weights were recorded at birth and monthly from weaning until 24 weeks of age while systolic blood pressure was measured weekly...
February 20, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28200173/rna-sequencing-exposes-novel-adaptive-and-immune-responses-to-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-fetal-sheep-islets
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Amy C Kelly, Christopher A Bidwell, Fiona M McCarthy, David J Taska, Miranda J Anderson, Leticia E Camacho, Sean W Limesand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195552/serum-cholesterol-acceptor-capacity-in-intrauterine-growth-restricted-fetuses
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Ulrich Pecks, Werner Rath, Dirk O Bauerschlag, Nicolai Maass, Thorsten Orlikowsky, Markus G Mohaupt, Geneviève Escher
AIM: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases later in life. The mechanisms whereby slowed intrauterine growth confers vascular risk are not clearly established. In general, a disturbed cholesterol efflux has been linked to atherosclerosis. The capacity of serum to accept cholesterol has been repeatedly evaluated in clinical studies by the use of macrophage-based cholesterol efflux assays and, if disturbed, precedes atherosclerotic diseases years before the clinical diagnosis...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194805/fetal-adaptations-in-insulin-secretion-result-from-high-catecholamines-during-placental-insufficiency
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Sean W Limesand, Paul J Rozance
Placental insufficiency and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) of the fetus affects approximately 8% of all pregnancies and is associated with short- and long-term disturbances in metabolism. In pregnant sheep, experimental models with a small, defective placenta that restricts delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus result in IUGR. Low blood oxygen concentrations increase fetal plasma catecholamine concentrations, which lower fetal insulin concentrations. All of these observations in sheep models with placental insufficiency are consistent with cases of human IUGR...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192175/increased-anxiety-like-phenotype-in-female-guinea-pigs-following-reduced-neurosteroid-exposure-in-utero
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Angela L Cumberland, Hannah K Palliser, Gabrielle K Crombie, David W Walker, Jonathan J Hirst
Neurosteroids are essential for aiding proper fetal neurodevelopment. Pregnancy compromises such as preterm birth, prenatal stress and intrauterine growth restriction are associated with an increased risk of developing behavioural and mood disorders, particularly during adolescence. These pathologies involve the premature loss or alteration of trophic steroid hormones reaching the fetus leading to impaired neurodevelopment. While the specific programming mechanisms are yet to be fully elucidated, in adult life, dysfunctions of allopregnanolone action are prevalent in individuals with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188770/fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-born-before-32-weeks-of-gestation-according-to-antenatal-versus-postnatal-assessments-of-restricted-growth
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Isabelle Monier, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Anne Ego, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Cécile Lebeaux, Monique Kaminski, François Goffinet, Jennifer Zeitlin
BACKGROUND: Fetal growth restriction is defined using ultrasound parameters during pregnancy or as a low birthweight for gestational age (GA) after birth, but these definitions are not always concordant. OBJECTIVE: To investigate fetal and neonatal outcomes based on antenatal versus postnatal assessments of growth restriction. STUDY DESIGN: From the EPIPAGE 2 population-based prospective study of very preterm births in France in 2011, we included 2919 singleton non-anomalous infants 24 to 31 weeks' GA...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186000/monitoring-fetal-maturation-objectives-techniques-and-indices-of-autonomic-function
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Dirk Hoyer, Jan Zebrowski, Dirk Cysarz, Hernani Goncalves, Adelina Pytlik, Celia Amorim-Costa, Joao Bernardes, Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Otto Witte, Ekkehard Schleussner, Lisa Stroux, Christopher Redman, Antoniya Georgieva, Stephen Payne, Gari Clifford, Maria Signorini, Giovanni Magenes, Fernando Andreotti, Hagen Malberg, Sebastian Zaunseder, Igor Lakhno, Uwe Schneider
Monitoring the fetal behavior does not only have implications for acute care but also for identifying developmental disturbances that burden the entire later life. The concept, of "fetal programming", also known as "developmental origins of adult disease hypothesis", e.g. applies for cardiovascular, metabolic, hyperkinetic, cognitive disorders. Since the autonomic nervous system is involved in all of those systems, cardiac autonomic control may provide relevant functional diagnostic and prognostic information...
February 10, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180962/cardiotocography-and-the-evolution-into-computerised-cardiotocography-in-the-management-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Christina Kouskouti, Kerstin Regner, Julia Knabl, Franz Kainer
Timely recognition and appropriate management of high-risk pregnancies, such as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), are of paramount importance for every obstetrician. After the initial screening of IUGR fetuses through sonographic fetometry and Doppler, the focus is shifted to the appropriate monitoring and timing of delivery. This can, especially in cases of early IUGR, become a very difficult task. At this point, cardiotocography (CTG) is introduced as a major tool in the day-to-day monitoring of the antenatal well-being of the IUGR fetus...
February 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178739/methamphetamine-consumption-during-pregnancy-effects-on-child-health
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Jürgen Dinger, Patricia Hinner, Jörg Reichert, Mario Rüdiger
Methamphetamine abuse during pregnancy represents an emerging health care problem. The consequences are not only of relevance to the pregnant women, but also their unborn child. It is associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia and hypertension, fetal demise, preterm delivery, and intrauterine growth restriction. The deleterious effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on the developing fetal brain may lead to long-term neuro-developmental and behavioral problems.Given the current evidence, abuse of methamphetamine during pregnancy must be of utmost concern to health care professionals and to policy-makers...
February 8, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166970/effects-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-during-late-pregnancy-on-the-cell-apoptosis-and-related-gene-expression-in-ovine-fetal-liver
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Yingchun Liu, Chi Ma, Hui Li, Lingyao Li, Feng Gao, Changjin Ao
This study investigated the effect of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) during late pregnancy on the cell apoptosis and related gene expression in ovine fetal liver. Eighteen time-mated Mongolian ewes with singleton fetuses were allocated to three groups at d 90 of pregnancy: Restricted Group 1 (RG1, 0.18 MJ ME kg BW(-0.75) d(-1), n = 6), Restricted Group 2 (RG2, 0.33 MJ ME kg BW(-0.75) d(-1), n = 6) and a Control Group (CG, ad libitum, 0.67 MJ ME kg BW (-0.75) d (-1), n = 6). Fetuses were recovered at slaughter on d 140...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166593/impact-of-rare-bleeding-disorders-during-pregnancy-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-review-of-29-pregnancies-at-a-single-center
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Gokcen Orgul, Fatih Aktoz, M Sinan Beksac
Objective This study aims to give information about the relationship between different types of factor deficiencies and maternal/obstetric outcomes. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of eight women with factor deficiency disorders. The demographic and clinical features of the patients after their last pregnancies were registered retrospectively. Results There were 29 pregnancies among the 8 patients. The spontaneous abortion rate was relatively high in two patients with factor XIII deficiency (80% and 57...
February 6, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161068/distribution-and-potential-significance-of-intravillous-and-intrafibrinous-particulate-microcalcification
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Jennifer Zeng, Alan Marcus, Tatiana Buhtoiarova, Khushbakhat Mittal
Radiologic studies indicate that placental calcifications seen at 28-32 weeks' gestation are associated with adverse fetal outcome. One type of placental calcification is typically located at the basement membrane of chorionic villi. It has a fine particulate appearance and can only be seen microscopically. We have designated these calcifications as Intravillous and Intrafibrinous Particulate MicroCalcification (IPMC). In this study we examined the distribution and potential significance of IPMC. Placentas from 14 groups of fetal and maternal outcomes are examined histologically for IPMC...
February 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160233/the-intergenerational-transmission-of-low-birth-weight-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-a-large-cross-generational-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Mengcen Qian, Shin-Yi Chou, Lea Gimenez, Jin-Tan Liu
Objectives Our research provides evidence on the intergenerational fetal programming effect by examining associations in the low birth weight (LBW, birth weight <2500 g) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) status between two adjacent generations from both the maternal and paternal sides. Methods Birth certificate data of the entire Taiwanese population are used to construct three-consecutive-generational samples. The final samples consist of the third-generation children born during 1999-2006 to at least one second-generation (G2) parent born during 1978-1985...
February 3, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157578/chromosomal-uniparental-disomy-16-and-fetal-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Xie Yingjun, Hu Zhiyang, Lin Linhua, Su Fangming, Huang Linhuan, Tan Jinfeng, Pang Qianying, Sun Xiaofang
BACKGROUND: There is a well-documented association between prenatally diagnosed chromosomal uniparental disomy and poor pregnancy outcome. METHODS AND RESULT: In this study, we identified an intrauterine growth restricted fetus carrying a maternal UPD 16 with segmental hetero- and isodisomy using the Affymetrix CytoScan HD SNP-array and the UPDtool. We also performed FISH to exclude trisomy mosaicism of chr.16. We then explored the genetic mechanisms of how imprinted genes cause clinical abnormalities...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157488/placental-stem-villus-arterial-remodeling-associated-with-reduced-hydrogen-sulfide-synthesis-contributes-to-human-fetal-growth-restriction
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Liangjian Lu, John Kingdom, Graham J Burton, Tereza Cindrova-Davies
Intrauterine fetal growth restriction (IUGR) is often associated with compromised umbilical arterial flow, indicating increased placental vascular resistance. Oxidative stress is causatively implicated. Hydrogen sulfide maintains differentiated smooth muscle in vascular beds, and its synthetic enzyme cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) is down-regulated in growth-restricted placentas. We hypothesized that remodeling of resistance arteries in stem villi contributes to IUGR by compromising umbilical blood flow via oxidative stress, reducing hydrogen sulfide signaling...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157383/biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-pregnancy-complications
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James Sm Cuffe, Ziheng Calvin Xu, Anthony V Perkins
Pregnancy complications including pre-eclampsia, gestational-diabetes mellitus, preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction can cause acute and chronic health problems for the mother and lead to fetal loss or dysregulation of infant physiology. The human placenta is susceptible to oxidative stress and oxidative damage in early gestation contributes to the onset of these conditions later in pregnancy. Current methods of predicting pregnancy complications are limited and although a large number of factors are associated with disease progression, few biomarkers have been used to aid in disease diagnosis early in gestation...
February 3, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153662/antiphospholipid-antibody-profile-based-obstetric-outcomes-of-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-the-pregnants-study
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Gabriele Saccone, Vincenzo Berghella, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Tullio Ghi, Giuseppe Rizzo, Giuliana Simonazzi, Nicola Rizzo, Fabio Facchinetti, Andrea Dall'Asta, Silvia Visentin, Laura Sarno, Serena Xodo, Dalila Bernabini, Francesca Monari, Amanda Roman, Ahizechukwu Chigoziem Eke, Ariela Hoxha, Amelia Ruffatti, Ewoud Schuit, Pasquale Martinelli
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by antiphospholipid antibodies. Anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL), anti-β2 glycoprotein-I (ab2GPI) and lupus anticoagulant (LA) are the main autoantibodies found in APS. Despite the amassed body of clinical knowledge, the risk of obstetric complications associated with specific antibody profile has not been well established. OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of obstetric complications in women with primary APS associated with specific antibody profile STUDY DESIGN: The PREGNANTS study is a multicenter, retrospective, cohort study...
January 28, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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