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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678332/gestational-aging-and-determination-of-parturition-date-in-the-bitch-and-queen-using-ultrasonography-and-radiography
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REVIEW
Cheryl Lopate
This article provides a complete understanding of how radiography and ultrasound imaging can be used to determine gestational age when inadequate breeding data are available. Formulas for calculation of gestational age using both fetal and extrafetal structures are presented. Ultrasonographic descriptions of organ development and their use in determining gestational age are discussed. This information may be used to monitor the health and development of the fetuses and may be useful when the need to plan an elective or emergency Cesarean section occurs...
April 17, 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347926/handheld-ultrasound-to-avert-maternal-and-neonatal-deaths-in-2-regions-of-the-philippines-an-ibuntis%C3%A2-intervention-study
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Godofreda V Dalmacion, Ramon T Reyles, Antonia E Habana, Lalaine Mae V Cruz, Maricelle C Chua, Analyn T Ngo, Milagros J Tia-Jocson, Emmanuel S Baja
BACKGROUND: The major causes of maternal and neonatal mortality in the Philippines are hemorrhages and obstructed labor due to placental implantation abnormalities (PIAs), twin pregnancies and fetal malpresentations. All of which are all easily detected by ultrasound. However, women in rural areas and low-income groups do not have access to ultrasound during their prenatal care. We aimed to provide additional evidence on the benefits of handheld ultrasound (HU) for screening pregnancy related abnormalities in order to avert maternal and neonatal deaths...
January 18, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131068/maternal-cannabinoid-use-alters-cannabinoid-cb1-and-endothelin-etb-receptor-expression-in-the-brains-of-dams-but-not-their-offspring
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Aarti Amlani, Mary G Hornick, Kevin Cooper, Preetha Prazad, Ramona Donovan, Anil Gulati
According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis (marijuana) is the most commonly used recreational drug in the US. Among pregnant women aged 14-55 years, 3.4% were cannabis users. Presently, little is known about the neurodevelopmental effect of cannabis use during pregnancy and/or nursing on neonates. Endothelin (ET) is essential for normal development of the central nervous system (CNS). Decreases in ETB receptor expression correlate with a decline in nerve growth factor (NGF) and an increase in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in postnatal brain...
November 4, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122293/placental-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-seeded-on-clinical-grade-extracellular-matrix-improve-ambulation-in-ovine-myelomeningocele
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Sandra Kabagambe, Benjamin Keller, James Becker, Laura Goodman, Christopher Pivetti, Lee Lankford, Karen Chung, Chelsey Lee, Y Julia Chen, Priyadarsini Kumar, Melissa Vanover, Aijun Wang, Diana Farmer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of placental mesenchymal stromal cells (PMSCs) seeded on a clinical grade porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS)-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) on hindlimb motor function in an ovine fetal repair model of myelomeningocele (MMC). METHODS: MMC defects were surgically created in 21 fetuses at median gestational age 78 (range 76-83) days. Fetuses were randomly assigned to repair 25days later with ECM only or PMSC-ECM...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105387/in-vitro-effects-of-wistar-rat-prenatal-and-postnatal-cerebrospinal-fluid-on-neural-differentiation-and-p-roliferation-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-derived-from-bone-marrow
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Rozmehr Shokohi, Mohammad Nabiuni, Saeed Irian, Jaleel A Miyan
OBJECTIVES: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) plays an important role in cortical development during the fetal stages. Embryonic CSF (E-CSF) consists of numerous neurotrophic and growth factors that regulate neurogenesis, differentiation, and proliferation. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multi-potential stem cells that can differentiate into mesenchymal and non-mesenchymal cells, including neural cells. This study evaluates the prenatal and postnatal effects of CSF on proliferation and neural differentiation of bone marrow MSCs (BM-MSCs) at gestational ages E19, E20, and the first day after birth (P1)...
January 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097614/two-year-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-an-infant-born-at-21-weeks-4-days-gestation
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Kaashif A Ahmad, Charlotte S Frey, Mario A Fierro, Alexander B Kenton, Frank X Placencia
Recent literature confirms that, at the lower limit of extrauterine survival, substantial intercenter variability exists in resuscitation practice. The reasons for this variability are unclear, but may be related to disagreement on how to apply the best interests standard to extremely premature infants. Currently, both obstetric and pediatric societies recommend against assessing for viability or attempting resuscitation before 22 weeks' gestation. In this context, we report the unimpaired 2-year outcome of a female infant resuscitated after delivery at 21 weeks' 4 days' gestation and 410 g birth weight...
December 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937572/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-periviable-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937567/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-summary-periviable-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271174/advanced-paternal-age-and-stillbirth-rate-a-nationwide-register-based-cohort-study-of-944-031-pregnancies-in-denmark
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Stine Kjaer Urhoj, Per Kragh Andersen, Laust Hvas Mortensen, George Davey Smith, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
Advanced paternal age has been associated with a variety of rare conditions and diseases of great public health impact. An increased number of de novo point mutations in sperm with increasing age have been suggested as a mechanism, which would likely also affect fetal viability. We examined the association between paternal age and stillbirth rate in a large nationwide cohort. We identified all pregnancies in Denmark from 1994 to 2010 carried to a gestational age of at least 22 completed weeks (n = 944,031) as registered in national registers and linked to individual register data about the parents...
March 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258975/animatio-a-history-of-ideas-on-the-beginning-of-personhood
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Michael Obladen
The onset of individual human life has fascinated thinkers of all cultures and epochs, and the history of their ideas may enlighten an unsettled debate. Aristotle attributed three different souls to the subsequent developmental stages. The last, the rational soul, was associated with the formed fetus, and entailed fetal movements. With some modifications, the concept of delayed ensoulment - at 30, 42, 60, or 90 days after conception - was adopted by several Christian Church Fathers and remained valid throughout the Middle Ages...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193233/tacrolimus-in-the-prevention-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-diabetes-associated-embryopathies-in-obese-and-diabetic-mice
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Ahmad J H Albaghdadi, Melanie A Hewitt, Samantha M Putos, Michael Wells, Terence R S Ozolinš, Frederick W K Kan
BACKGROUND: T2DM is a high-risk pregnancy with adverse fetal and maternal outcomes including repeated miscarriages and fetal malformations. Despite the established association between placental insufficiency and poor maternal Th1-adaptability to the development of pregnancy complications in T2DM, there have been no established data to assess benefits of pre-pregnancy immunosuppression relative to gestational outcomes in T2DM. We hypothesized that pre-pregnancy macrolide immune suppression can re-establish normal placental development and uterine vascular adaptation in a mouse model of obesity-associated T2DM...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101838/renal-consequences-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Amelie Stritzke, Sumesh Thomas, Harish Amin, Christoph Fusch, Abhay Lodha
BACKGROUND: The developmental origin of health and disease concept identifies the brain, cardiovascular, liver, and kidney systems as targets of fetal adverse programming with adult consequences. As the limits of viability in premature infants have been pushed to lower gestational ages, the long-term impact of prematurity on kidneys still remains a significant burden during hospital stay and beyond. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to summarize available evidence, mechanisms, and short- and long-term renal consequences of prematurity and identify nephroprotective strategies and areas of uncertainty...
December 2017: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814911/population-based-outcomes-data-for-counseling-at-the-margin-of-gestational-viability
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Patrick Myers, Naomi Laventhal, Bree Andrews, Joanne Lagatta, William Meadow
OBJECTIVE: To survey neonatologists as to how many use population-based outcomes data to counsel families before and after the birth of 22- to 25-week preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: An anonymous online survey was distributed to 1022 neonatologists in the US. Questions addressed the use of population-based outcome data in prenatal and postnatal counseling. RESULTS: Ninety-one percent of neonatologists reported using population-based outcomes data for counseling...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744430/impact-of-fetal-weight-estimation-on-the-prediction-of-neonatal-morbidity-and-mortality-at-the-limit-of-viability
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Jarmila A Zdanowicz, Chantal Huber, Roland Gerull, Martin Mueller, Luigi Raio, Daniel Surbek
INTRODUCTION: To determine the accuracy of estimated fetal weight (EFW) at the limit of viability in a delivery room setting and its impact on the prediction of neonatal outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective, single-center cohort study we included patients with preterm birth between 230/7 and 260/7 weeks of gestation. Neonates were divided into 3 groups according to birth weight at delivery (accuracy index 90-110%, <90%, >110%). Neonatal outcome for each group was categorized into survival with and without impairment and death, with a follow-up period of 6 weeks...
2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614267/terminating-pregnancy-for-severe-hypertension-when-the-fetus-is-considered-non-viable-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Leonoor Van Eerden, Miriam F Van Oostwaard, Gerda G Zeeman, Godelieve C M Page-Christiaens, Eva Pajkrt, Johannes J Duvekot, Frank P Vandenbussche, Swan G Oei, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Jim Van Eyck, Johanna M Middeldorp, Steven V Koenen, Christianne J M De Groot, Antoinette C Bolte
OBJECTIVE: To investigate frequency and practise of termination of pregnancy for early-onset hypertensive disorders where the fetus is considered to be non-viable. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in all Dutch tertiary perinatal care centres (n=10), between January 2000 and January 2014. All women who underwent termination of pregnancy, without fetal surveillance or intention to intervene for fetal reasons, for early-onset hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, were analyzed...
November 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565260/longitudinal-changes-in-maternal-serum-concentrations-of-antim%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-individual-women-during-conception-cycles-and-early-pregnancy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Kristina Hamilton, Narelle Hadlow, Peter Roberts, Patricia Sykes, Allison McClements, Jacqui Coombes, Phillip Matson
OBJECTIVE: To study antimüllerian hormone (AMH) from gestation week 0-7. DESIGN: Longitudinal study of 85 pregnant women with AMH and reproductive hormones sampled during conception cycle and early pregnancy until week 7. SETTING: Fertility clinic. PATIENT(S): Of 85 pregnant women, 69 had a singleton pregnancy, 1 a twin pregnancy, and 15 had a nonviable pregnancy (3 chemical pregnancies, 11 miscarriages, and 1 blighted ovum)...
November 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555144/prone-position-craniotomy-in-pregnancy-without-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring
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Jean Jacob, Ashish Alexander, Shoba Philip, Anoop Thomas
A pregnant patient in second trimester scheduled for posterior fossa craniotomy in prone position is a challenge for the anesthesiologist. Things to consider are physiological changes during pregnancy, non-obstetric surgery in pregnant patients, neuroanesthetic principles, effects of prone positioning, and need for fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring. We have described the anesthetic management of this case and discussed intra-operative FHR monitoring including controversies about its role, indications, and various options available as per fetal gestational age...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509872/can-maternal-fetal-hemodynamics-influence-prenatal-development-in-dogs
#18
Luana Azevedo de Freitas, Gustavo Lobato Mota, Herlon Victor Rodrigues Silva, Cibele Figueira Carvalho, Lúcia Daniel Machado da Silva
The goals of this study were to report embryonic and fetal ultrasound changes and compare blood flow of uteroplacental and umbilical arteries of normal and abnormal conceptus. Accordingly, from the day of mating or artificial insemination, all fetuses in 60 pregnancies were evaluated weekly. According to the ultrasound findings, the gestational age was determined and the conceptuses were divided into normal or abnormal (embryonic and fetal abnormalities). The two-dimensional ultrasound assessment consists of measuring and evaluating the echogenicity of conceptus and extra-fetal structures...
September 2016: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27214190/obstetric-care-consensus-no-4-periviable-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
June 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27214184/obstetric-care-consensus-no-4-summary-periviable-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
June 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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