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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436632/-localization-of-gestational-age-reference-table-and-its-application-in-prenatal-screening
#1
Linlin Dou, Guohui Yang, Weiming Mo
Objective: To establish a fetal biparietal diameter (BPD)-gestational age formula based on the data of pregnant women from Xiaoshan District of Hangzhou, and to evaluate its application in prenatal screening. Methods: Data of 3500 pregnant women with gestational age between 15 weeks and 19 weeks+6 receiving prenatal screening in Xiaoshan Hospital during May 2014 and May 2015 were collected. BPDs were used to establish a localized BPD-gestational age formula. The localized formula was used to evaluate the prenatal screening risks in 1759 pregnant women with irregular menstrual cycles or uncertain last menstrual period (LMP) in Xiaoshan District, and the results were compared with those calculated using formula in LifeCycle 4...
January 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436166/perinatal-loss-at-term-the-role-of-uteroplacental-and-fetal-doppler-assessment
#2
Caitriona Monaghan, Julia Binder, Baskaran Thilaganathan, José Morales-Roselló, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of uterine artery (UtA) Doppler indices and cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) on perinatal outcome at term. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study conducted in a single tertiary referral centre included all singleton pregnancies undergoing ultrasound assessment in the third trimester, which subsequently delivered at term. Fetal biometry and Dopplers including the umbilical artery (UA), middle cerebral artery (MCA) and uterine artery were recorded...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419502/nuchal-translucency-measurement-free-%C3%AE-hcg-and-papp-a-concentrations-in-ivf-icsi-pregnancies-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
REVIEW
Paolo Cavoretto, Veronica Giorgione, Sonia Cipriani, Paola Viganò, Massimo Candiani, Annalisa Inversetti, Elena Ricci, Fabio Parazzini
So far data on the effect of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) on the components of first trimester combined screening for Down syndrome are still controversial. A systematic search of the literature was performed in order to identify the effect of ART, particularly IVF and ICSI with fresh embryo transfer, on the nuchal translucency (NT), free β-hCG and PAPP-A measurements. Moreover, a meta-analysis and a descriptive graphical representation of the ratios between ART and spontaneous pregnancies (controls) values of median of the multiple of median (m0MOM) was performed...
April 17, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415003/less-favourable-prognosis-for-low-risk-endometrial-cancer-patients-with-a-discordant-pre-versus-post-operative-risk-stratification
#4
F A Eggink, C H Mom, K Bouwman, D Boll, J H Becker, C L Creutzberg, G C Niemeijer, W J van Driel, A K Reyners, A G van der Zee, G L Bremer, N P Ezendam, R F Kruitwagen, J M Pijnenborg, H Hollema, H W Nijman, M A van der Aa
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative risk stratification based on endometrial sampling determines the extent of surgery for endometrial cancer (EC). We investigated the concordance of pre- and post-operative risk stratifications and the impact of discordance on survival. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with EC within the first 6 months of the years 2005-2014 were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry (N = 7875). Pre- and post-operative risk stratifications were determined based on grade and/or histological subtype for 3784 eligible patients...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414330/hiv-persistence-in-tissue-macrophages-of-humanized-myeloid-only-mice-during-antiretroviral-therapy
#5
Jenna B Honeycutt, William O Thayer, Caroline E Baker, Ruy M Ribeiro, Steven M Lada, Youfang Cao, Rachel A Cleary, Michael G Hudgens, Douglas D Richman, J Victor Garcia
Despite years of fully suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV persists in its hosts and is never eradicated. One major barrier to eradication is that the virus infects multiple cell types that may individually contribute to HIV persistence. Tissue macrophages are critical contributors to HIV pathogenesis; however, their specific role in HIV persistence during long-term suppressive ART has not been established. Using humanized myeloid-only mice (MoM), we demonstrate that HIV infection of tissue macrophages is rapidly suppressed by ART, as reflected by a rapid drop in plasma viral load and a dramatic decrease in the levels of cell-associated viral RNA and DNA...
April 17, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412469/earliest-phases-of-chondrogenesis-are-dependent-upon-angiogenesis-during-ectopic-bone-formation-in-mice
#6
Beth Bragdon, Stephanie Lam, Sherif Aly, Alexandra Femia, Abigail Clark, Amira Hussein, Elise F Morgan, Louis C Gerstenfeld
Endochondral ossification is the process where cartilage forms prior to ossification and in which new bone forms during both fracture healing and ectopic bone formation. Transitioning to ossification is a highly coordinated process between hypertrophic chondrocytes, vascular endothelial cells, osteoblasts and osteoclasts. A critical biological process that is central to the interactions of these various cell types is angiogenesis. Although it is well established that angiogenesis is crucial for fracture repair, less is known pertaining to the role of angiogenesis in ectopic bone formation...
April 12, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401845/parent-child-intervention-decreases-stress-and-increases-maternal-brain-activity-and-connectivity-during-own-baby-cry-an-exploratory-study
#7
James E Swain, S Shaun Ho, Katherine L Rosenblum, Diana Morelen, Carolyn J Dayton, Maria Muzik
Parental responses to their children are crucially influenced by stress. However, brain-based mechanistic understanding of the adverse effects of parenting stress and benefits of therapeutic interventions is lacking. We studied maternal brain responses to salient child signals as a function of Mom Power (MP), an attachment-based parenting intervention established to decrease maternal distress. Twenty-nine mothers underwent two functional magnetic resonance imaging brain scans during a baby-cry task designed to solicit maternal responses to child's or self's distress signals...
May 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396106/the-bcl-2-family-of-proteins-and-mitochondrial-outer-membrane-permeabilisation
#8
REVIEW
Richard W Birkinshaw, Peter E Czabotar
Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death critical for the development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms. A key event within the mitochondrial pathway to apoptosis is the permeabilisation of the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM), a point of no return in apoptotic progression. This event is governed by a complex interplay of interactions between BCL-2 family members. Here we discuss the roles of opposing factions within the family. We focus on the structural details of these interactions, how they promote or prevent apoptosis and recent developments towards understanding the conformational changes of BAK and BAX that lead to MOM permeabilisation...
April 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395283/predictive-value-of-second-trimester-biomarkers-and-maternal-features-for-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
#9
Enav Yefet, Olga Kuzmin, Naama Schwartz, Flora Basson, Zohar Nachum
OBJECTIVE: To establish the predictive probability for placenta-associated morbidities using second-trimester α-fetoprotein (AFP), human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), and maternal features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective database of all singleton deliveries with available second-trimester HCG and AFP results from 2005 to 2012 was built and divided into 0, 1, or 2 elevated markers (defined as ≥2 multiples of the median [MoM]). For each group, we analyzed the risk for adverse obstetric outcome - comprising preeclampsia, placental abruption, and birth weight below the 10th percentile - and the time of delivery in those pregnancies...
April 11, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392146/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-bax-and-bak-oligomerization-prevents-genotoxic-cell-death-and-promotes-neuroprotection
#10
Xin Niu, Hetal Brahmbhatt, Philipp Mergenthaler, Zhi Zhang, Jing Sang, Michael Daude, Fabian G R Ehlert, Wibke E Diederich, Eve Wong, Weijia Zhu, Justin Pogmore, Jyoti P Nandy, Maragani Satyanarayana, Ravi K Jimmidi, Prabhat Arya, Brian Leber, Jialing Lin, Carsten Culmsee, Jing Yi, David W Andrews
Aberrant apoptosis can lead to acute or chronic degenerative diseases. Mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) triggered by the oligomerization of the Bcl-2 family proteins Bax/Bak is an irreversible step leading to execution of apoptosis. Here, we describe the discovery of small-molecule inhibitors of Bax/Bak oligomerization that prevent MOMP. We demonstrate that these molecules disrupt multiple, but not all, interactions between Bax dimer interfaces thereby interfering with the formation of higher-order oligomers in the MOM, but not recruitment of Bax to the MOM...
April 20, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387061/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-first-trimester-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-a-case-control-study-in-a-chinese-population
#11
Di Xiao, Chenhong Wang, Yanbin Xu, Zhou Lu
AIMS: To investigate the relationship between pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to determine whether PAPP-A has improved value for predicting GDM in a Chinese population. METHODS: Clinical data for 599 GDM patients and 986 unaffected pregnant women undergoing both antenatal examinations and delivery were retrospectively analyzed. First-trimester serum PAPP-A levels were compared between the groups. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to explore the risk factors for GDM, and the area under the receiver operating characteristic (AUC-ROC) curve was used to determine the value of PAPP-A for predicting GDM...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385051/the-mid-gestation-triple-test-profile-among-women-diagnosed-with-vasa-previa
#12
Yaakov Melcer, Reuven Sharony, Marina Pekar-Zlotin, Josef Tovbin, Noam Smorgick, Howard Cuckle, Ron Maymon
Purpose To assess the mid-trimester triple test biomarkers among women diagnosed with vasa previa. Methods The study included 43 singleton pregnancies diagnosed with vasa previa between the years 1988 to 2011. The mid-gestation screening test for Down syndrome was calculated from the combination of triple serum markers and maternal age, and expressed as a multiple of the gestation specific normal mean (MoM). Reference MoM values were calculated from the local population. The levels of mid-gestation maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and unconjugated estriol (uE3) of patients with VP were compared with control reference group...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375892/metal-artifact-reduction-sequence-mri-abnormalities-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-a-ceramic-on-polyethylene-total-hip-replacement
#13
Jason M Jennings, J Ryan Martin, Raymond H Kim, Charlie C Yang, Todd M Miner, Douglas A Dennis
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a commonly utilized screening modality in patients with a metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacement. The prevalence of clinically important fluid collections may be overestimated since these collections have been reported to occur in asymptomatic patients with MoM and other bearing surfaces. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency and types of MRI-documented adverse local tissue reactions in asymptomatic patients with a ceramic-on-polyethylene (CoP) total hip replacement...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373980/clinical-results-and-serum-metal-ion-concentrations-following-ceramic-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty-at-a-mean-follow-up-of-60-months
#14
W Maurer-Ertl, D Pranckh-Matzke, J Friesenbichler, G Bratschitsch, L A Holzer, M Maier, A Leithner
Background. Increased metal ion levels following total hip arthroplasty (THA) with metal-on-metal bearings are a highly debated topic. Local soft tissue reactions with chronic pain and systemic side effects such as neuropathy are described. The aim of the current study was to determine the serum metal ion concentrations of Cobalt (Co) and Chrome (Cr) after THA with a ceramic-on-metal (CoM) bearing. Patients and Methods. Between 2008 and 2010, 20 patients underwent THA using a CoM bearing. Clinical function was evaluated by standardized scores systems (Harris Hip Score and WOMAC Score) and radiological examination included X-rays...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370343/chromatographic-enantioseparation-by-poly-biphenylylacetylene-derivatives-with-memory-of-both-axial-chirality-and-macromolecular-helicity
#15
Ryoma Ishidate, Tomoyuki Ikai, Shigeyoshi Kanoh, Eiji Yashima, Katsuhiro Maeda
Novel poly(biphenylylacetylene) derivatives bearing two acetyloxy groups at the 2- and 2'-positions and an alkoxycarbonyl group at the 4'-position of the biphenyl pendants (poly-Ac's) were synthesized by the polymerization of the corresponding biphenylylacetylenes using a rhodium catalyst. The obtained stereoregular (cis-transoidal) poly-Ac's folded into a predominantly one-handed helical conformation accompanied by a preferred-handed axially twisted conformation of the biphenyl pendants through noncovalent interactions with a chiral alcohol and both the induced main-chain helicity and the pendant axial chirality were maintained, that is, memorized, after complete removal of the chiral alcohol...
March 29, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363892/mid-term-changes-in-blood-metal-ion-levels-after-articular-surface-replacement-arthroplasty-of-the-hip
#16
MULTICENTER STUDY
V P Galea, I Laaksonen, S J Matuszak, J W Connelly, O Muratoglu, H Malchau
AIMS: Our first aim was to determine whether there are significant changes in the level of metal ions in the blood at mid-term follow-up, in patients with an Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) arthroplasty. Secondly, we sought to identify risk factors for any increases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved 435 patients who underwent unilateral, metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacing (HRA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA). These patients all had one measurement of the level of metal ions in the blood before seven years had passed post-operatively (early evaluation) and one after seven years had passed post-operatively (mid-term evaluation)...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350836/perceived-psychosocial-stress-and-gestational-weight-gain-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes
#17
Ai Kubo, Assiamira Ferrara, Susan D Brown, Samantha F Ehrlich, Ai-Lin Tsai, Charles P Quesenberry, Yvonne Crites, Monique M Hedderson
Growing evidence links perceived stress-a potentially modifiable psychosocial risk factor-with health behaviors and obesity. Yet little is known about the relationship between stress during pregnancy and gestational weight gain, particularly among women with pregnancy complications. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis to examine associations between psychosocial stress during pregnancy and gestational weight gain among women with gestational diabetes. We used baseline data from the Gestational Diabetes's Effects on Moms (GEM) study: 1,353 women with gestational diabetes who delivered a term singleton within Kaiser Permanente Northern California were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349888/screening-for-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-childhood-avon-longitudinal-study-of-parents-and-children-alspac
#18
Marta Futema, Jackie A Cooper, Marietta Charakida, Christopher Boustred, Naveed Sattar, John Deanfield, Debbie A Lawlor, Nicholas J Timpson, Steve E Humphries, Aroon D Hingorani
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an autosomal-dominant disease with frequency of 1/500 to 1/250 that leads to premature coronary heart disease. New approaches to identify FH mutation-carriers early are needed to prevent premature cardiac deaths. In a cross-sectional study of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), we evaluated the biochemical thresholds for FH screening in childhood, and modelled a two-stage biochemical and sequencing screening strategy for FH detection...
March 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344956/maternal-serum-placental-growth-factor-and-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-measured-in-the-first-trimester-as-parameters-of-subsequent-pre-eclampsia-and-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-prospective-observational-study
#19
Kyung Uk Sung, Jeong A Roh, Kyung Jin Eoh, Eui Hyeok Kim
OBJECTIVE: To examine the first-trimester maternal serum placental growth factor (PlGF) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) levels in pregnancies associated with pre-eclampsia (PE) or small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants, and determine the predictive accuracy of PlGF and of PAPP-A for either PE or SGA infants. METHODS: This prospective, observational study included 175 pregnant women, and of these women, due to participant withdrawal or loss to follow-up, delivery data were collected from the medical records of 155 women, including 4 who had twin pregnancies...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341539/functional-results-in-endoscopic-zenker-s-diverticulum-surgery
#20
A Dissard, L Gilain, R Pastourel, T Mom, N Saroul
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this retrospective study was to assess functional results in endoscopic Zenker's diverticulum surgery. The secondary objectives were to assess safety, identify recurrence risk factors, and determine optimal management of recurrence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2000 to 2014, 50 patients underwent endoscopic surgery for marsupialization of Zenker's diverticulum. Regurgitation and dysphagia were assessed on the FOIS scale, pre- and post-operatively...
March 21, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
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