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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924661/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-pregnancy-the-maternal-and-fetal-implications
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Shanthi Carnelio, Adam Morton, H David McIntyre
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) which includes obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), has emerged as a risk factor for adverse maternal-foetal outcomes in pregnancy. Physiological changes of pregnancy predispose a woman 'at risk' towards developing SDB. The increasing incidence of OSA in pregnancy closely correlates with the population trends of obesity. Common screening tools validated in non-pregnant subjects including Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and Berlin Questionnaire (BQ) are poor predictors of SDB in pregnancy...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922501/an-overview-of-congenital-myopathies
#2
Jean K Mah, Jeffrey T Joseph
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article uses a case-based approach to highlight the clinical features as well as recent advances in molecular genetics, muscle imaging, and pathophysiology of the congenital myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: Congenital myopathies refer to a heterogeneous group of genetic neuromuscular disorders characterized by early-onset muscle weakness, hypotonia, and developmental delay. Congenital myopathies are further classified into core myopathies, centronuclear myopathies, nemaline myopathies, and congenital fiber-type disproportion based on the key pathologic features found in muscle biopsies...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917436/looking-ahead-where-to-next-for-animal-models-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Claudio Nardiello, Ivana Mižíková, Rory E Morty
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common complication of preterm birth, with appreciable morbidity and mortality in a neonatal intensive care setting. Much interest has been shown in the identification of pathogenic pathways that are amenable to pharmacological manipulation (1) to facilitate the development of novel therapeutic and medical management strategies and (2) to identify the basic mechanisms of late lung development, which remains poorly understood. A number of animal models have therefore been developed and continue to be refined with the aim of recapitulating pathological pulmonary hallmarks noted in lungs from neonates with BPD...
December 5, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916093/-protective-effect-of-interleukin-22-against-hyperoxia-induced-lung-injury-in-neonatal-rats
#4
Li Yuan, Xiuxiang Liu, Ruiwei Gao, Jinshuai Ma, Suni Lu, Haihong Zhang
Objective To study the protective effect of interleukin-22 (IL-22) against the hyperoxia-induced lung injury in neonatal SD rats. Methods The neonatal SD rats were randomized into control group, hyperoxia group and IL-22 (10 ng/g) treatment group. Each group was randomly divided into three subgroups of 1, 3, 7 days (n=9). Body mass in every group was detected; lung pathological changes were observed by HE staining; tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in lung tissues was tested by quantitative real-time PCR; and IL-1β in plasma was measured by ELISA...
December 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912208/smad-nuclear-interacting-protein-1-acts-as-a-protective-regulator-of-pressure-overload-induced-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Yu-Yan Lu, Da-Chun Xu, Yi-Fan Zhao, Guo-Fu Zhu, Meng-Yun Zhu, Wei-Jing Liu, Xue-Jing Yu, Wei Chen, Zheng Liu, Ya-Wei Xu
BACKGROUND: Smad nuclear interacting protein 1 (SNIP1) plays a critical role in cell proliferation, transformation of embryonic fibroblasts, and immune regulation. However, the role of SNIP1 in cardiac hypertrophy remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here we examined the role of SNIP1 in pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and its mechanisms. Our results demonstrated that SNIP1 expression was downregulated in human dilated cardiomyopathic hearts, aortic banding-induced mice hearts, and angiotensin II-treated cardiomyocytes...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911395/preparation-of-primary-mixed-glial-cultures-from-adult-mouse-spinal-cord-tissue
#6
Jennifer T Malon, Ling Cao
It has been well-accepted that spinal cord glial responses contribute significantly to the development of neuropathic pain. Tremendous information regarding glial activities at the cellular and molecular levels has been obtained through in vitro cell culture systems. The in vitro systems utilized, mainly include primary glia derived from neonatal brain cortical tissue and immortalized cell lines. However, these systems may not reflect the characteristics of spinal cord glial cells in vivo. In order to further investigate the roles of spinal cord glial cells in the development of peripheral nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain using a culture system that better reflects the in vivo condition, our laboratory has developed a method to establish primary spinal cord mixed glial cultures from adult mice...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908639/animal-models-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
#7
Geraldine Taylor
Human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is a major cause of respiratory disease and hospitalisation of infants, worldwide, and is also responsible for significant morbidity in adults and excess deaths in the elderly. There is no licensed hRSV vaccine or effective therapeutic agent. However, there are a growing number of hRSV vaccine candidates that have been developed targeting different populations at risk of hRSV infection. Animal models of hRSV play an important role in the preclinical testing of hRSV vaccine candidates and although many have shown efficacy in preclinical studies, few have progressed to clinical trials or they have had only limited success...
November 29, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908555/dental-pathology-of-the-hoary-marmot-marmota-caligata-groundhog-marmota-monax-and-alaska-marmot-marmota-broweri
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J N Winer, B Arzi, D M Leale, P H Kass, F J M Verstraete
Museum specimens (maxillae and mandibles) of the three marmot species occurring in Alaska (Marmota caligata [n = 108 specimens], Marmota monax [n = 30] and Marmota broweri [n = 24]) were examined macroscopically according to predefined criteria. There were 71 specimens (43.8%) from female animals, 69 (42.6%) from male animals and 22 (13.6%) from animals of unknown sex. The ages of animals ranged from neonatal to adult, with 121 young adults (74.4%) and 41 adults (25.3%) included, and 168 excluded from study due to neonatal/juvenile age or incompleteness of specimens (missing part of the dentition)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907284/working-memory-in-very-low-birthweight-children-at-the-age-of-11-years
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Satu Korpela, Anna Nyman, Petriina Munck, Annarilla Ahtola, Jaakko Matomäki, Tapio Korhonen, Riitta Parkkola, Leena Haataja
The aim of this study is to investigate the working memory (WM) of very-low-birthweight (VLBW, ≤ 1500 g) children at the age of 11 years using Baddeley's WM model. A regional cohort of 95 VLBW children was assessed for the domains of the WM model (central executive [CE], visuospatial sketchpad [VS], and phonological loop [PL]) using subtests from the Working Memory Test Battery for Children (WMTB-C) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition (WISC-IV). VLBW children were categorized into three groups according to their degree of brain pathology (normal, minor, or major) in neonatal brain magnetic resonance imaging at the term age, and the WM performance was compared between groups to test norms...
December 1, 2016: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896154/use-of-t-tube-enterostomy-in-neonatal-gastro-intestinal-surgery
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Maher Al-Zaiem, Abdulhai F Al-Garni, Abdulrahman Al-Maghrebi, Asim A Asghar
Aim: To evaluate the results of the use of the T-tube ileostomy in neonatal intestinal surgery cases. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of sixty two neonates underwent intestinal obstruction surgery by using T-tube ileostomy was conducted between January 1990 and January 2013.The pathologies of the intestinal obstruction were; thirty four of jejunoileal atresia cases, thirteen case meconium ileus, eight cases perforated necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), three cases meconium peritonitis, three cases with bowel resection due to intestinal volvulus, and one case of gastroschisis...
October 2016: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894766/risk-and-relevance-of-open-lung-biopsy-in-pediatric-ecmo-patients-the-dutch-experience
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Robert Jan Houmes, Chantal A Ten Kate, Enno D Wildschut, Rob M Verdijk, René M H Wijnen, Ivo de Blaauw, Dick Tibboel, Arno F van Heijst
BACKGROUND: Open lung biopsy can help differentiate between reversible and irreversible lung disease and may guide therapy. To assess the risk-benefit ratio of this procedure in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients, we reviewed data of all patients who underwent an open lung biopsy during ECMO in one of the two pediatric ECMO centers in a nationwide study in the Netherlands. RESULTS: In nineteen neonatal and six pediatric patients (0-15...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894129/isolated-fetal-ascites-neonatal-outcome-in-51-cases-observed-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Vincenzo Davide Catania, Alessia Muru, Marcella Pellegrino, Erika Adalgisa De Marco, Filomena Valentina Paradiso, Carlo Manzoni, Lorenzo Nanni, Lucia Masini
Introduction Prenatal detection of isolated ascites is a rare finding on ultrasound, usually suggestive of an underlying pathology that may negatively impact on the pregnancy and neonatal outcome. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcome of primary isolated ascites in relation to gestational age (GA) at diagnosis. Materials and Methods Data were prospectively collected for fetuses with ascites that have been followed in our center of prenatal diagnosis and therapy from 2004 to 2014. Patients have been divided in group I when ascites was detected before the 24th week of GA and group II if it was noticed later...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891590/bi-allelic-iars-mutations-in-a-child-with-intra-uterine-growth-retardation-neonatal-cholestasis-and-mild-developmental-delay
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Naama Orenstein, Karin Weiss, Stephanie N Oprescu, Rivka Shapira, Dvora Kidron, Lina Vanagaite-Basel, Anthony Antonellis, Maximilian Muenke
Recently, bi-allelic mutations in cytosolic isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase (IARS) have been described in three individuals with growth delay, hepatic dysfunction, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Here we report an additional subject with this condition identified by whole-exome sequencing. Our findings support the association between this disorder and neonatal cholestasis with distinct liver pathology. Furthermore, we provide functional data on two novel missense substitutions and expand the phenotype to include mild developmental delay, skin hyper-elasticity, and hypervitaminosis D...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885626/anaplerosis-for-glutamate-synthesis-in-the-neonate-and-in-adulthood
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Eva Brekke, Tora Sund Morken, Anne B Walls, Helle Waagepetersen, Arne Schousboe, Ursula Sonnewald
A central task of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA, Krebs, citric acid) cycle in brain is to provide precursors for biosynthesis of glutamate, GABA, aspartate and glutamine. Three of these amino acids are the partners in the intricate interaction between astrocytes and neurons and form the so-called glutamine-glutamate (GABA) cycle. The ketoacids α-ketoglutarate and oxaloacetate are removed from the cycle for this process. When something is removed from the TCA cycle it must be replaced to permit the continued function of this essential pathway, a process termed anaplerosis...
2016: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885575/administration-of-huperzia-quadrifariata-extract-a-cholinesterase-inhibitory-alkaloid-mixture-has-neuroprotective-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-hypoxia-ischemia
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F K Odorcyk, E F Sanches, F C Nicola, J Moraes, L F Pettenuzzo, J Kolling, C Siebert, A Longoni, E L Konrath, A Wyse, C A Netto
Neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) is an etiologic component of several neurologic pathologies associated to cognitive impairment. The mechanisms involved in HI-induced tissue damage start immediately after HI and extend for days. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and exerts a protector effect on tissue damage by modulating inflammation, and cholinesterase inhibitors have shown neuroprotective properties and their action are often attributed to inhibition of the immune response...
November 24, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874028/a-mouse-model-of-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-generated-by-transmammary-delivered-immunoblocking-of-bmp9-and-bmp10
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Santiago Ruiz, Haitian Zhao, Pallavi Chandakkar, Prodyot K Chatterjee, Julien Papoin, Lionel Blanc, Christine N Metz, Fabien Campagne, Philippe Marambaud
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a potentially life-threatening genetic vascular disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the genes encoding activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1), endoglin, Smad4, and bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9). Injections of mouse neonates with BMP9/10 blocking antibodies lead to HHT-like vascular defects in the postnatal retinal angiogenesis model. Mothers and their newborns share the same immunity through the transfer of maternal antibodies during lactation...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872421/risk-of-adverse-outcomes-in-euploid-pregnancies-with-isolated-short-fetal-femur-and-humerus-on-second-trimester-sonography
#17
Marja Kaijomaa, Veli-Matti Ulander, Markku Ryynanen, Vedran Stefanovic
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate pregnancies with isolated short fetal femur and humerus on second-trimester sonography. Short fetal long bones are known to be associated with aneuploidy and structural anomalies. In this study, we wanted to show the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in euploid and nonanomalous pregnancies. METHODS: Singleton pregnancies with short femur and humerus were included. Pregnancies with normal fetal bone lengths and age-matched mothers were selected as controls...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871460/placental-histological-lesions-in-fetal-and-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-21-cases
#18
Estelle Dubruc, Frédérique Lebreton, Catherine Giannoli, Muriel Rabilloud, Cyril Huissoud, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Fabienne Allias
BACKGROUND: Alloimmunization against human platelet antigens (HPAs) can occur prenatally and induce fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). The aim of this study was to identify placental histological features associated with platelet alloimmunization and their clinical significance. METHODS: This study examined 21 placentas from FNAIT-affected pregnancies and 42 age-matched control cases, all collected from pathology departments in the Rhône-Alpes region...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869421/-gestational-alloimmune-liver-disease-a-case-report
#19
Sara Laliena Aznar, Inés Martínez Redondo, María J Oliván Del Cacho, María Martínez Del Moral, Raquel Pinillos Pisón
Gestational alloimmune liver disease, previously known as neonatal hemochromatosis, is characterized by severe liver disease in neonatal period, associated with intra and extrahepatic iron accumulation. It is postulated an alloimmune origin, which has opened new opportunities in the treatment and prevention during risk pregnancies, changing the prognosis of this pathology. We report the case of a newborn that presents early liver failure, with clinical and analytical features compatible with gestational alloimmune liver disease...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867348/better-targeting-better-efficiency-for-wide-scale-neuronal-transduction-with-the-synapsin-promoter-and-aav-php-b
#20
Kasey L Jackson, Robert D Dayton, Benjamin E Deverman, Ronald L Klein
Widespread genetic modification of cells in the central nervous system (CNS) with a viral vector has become possible and increasingly more efficient. We previously applied an AAV9 vector with the cytomegalovirus/chicken beta-actin (CBA) hybrid promoter and achieved wide-scale CNS transduction in neonatal and adult rats. However, this method transduces a variety of tissues in addition to the CNS. Thus we studied intravenous AAV9 gene transfer with a synapsin promoter to better target the neurons. We noted in systematic comparisons that the synapsin promoter drives lower level expression than does the CBA promoter...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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