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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337875/the-pig-as-a-model-for-premature-infants-the-importance-of-immunoglobulin-supplementation-for-growth-and-development
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A Socha-Banasiak, S Pierzynowski, J Woliński, D Grujic, M Boryczka, P Grzesiak, P Szczurek, E Czkwianianc, B Westrom, K Goncharova
Preterm human neonates, contrary to preterm piglets, obtain immunoglobulins from their mothers via the placenta during intrauterine development. However, one should note that the majority of trans-placental transfer of immunoglobulins in humans takes place during the last trimester of pregnancy. It is also known that the feeding of limited amounts of colostrum or systemic infusion of small amounts of serum improves the survival of preterm and full-term piglets. Full-term piglets deprived of their mother’s immunoglobulins exhibit strong apathy and develop watery diarrhoea, often resulting in death...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326082/neonatal-group-b-streptococcal-disease-in-otherwise-healthy-infants-failure-of-specific-neonatal-immune-responses
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Alessandro Borghesi, Mauro Stronati, Jacques Fellay
Only a small proportion of newborn infants exposed to a pathogenic microorganism develop overt infection. Susceptibility to infection in preterm infants and infants with known comorbidities has a likely multifactorial origin and can be often attributed to the concurrence of iatrogenic factors, environmental determinants, underlying pathogenic processes, and probably genetic predisposition. Conversely, infection occurring in otherwise healthy full-term newborn infants is unexplained in most cases. Microbial virulence factors and the unique characteristics of the neonatal immune system only partially account for the interindividual variability in the neonatal immune responses to pathogens...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296565/maternal-microbiota-and-antibodies-as-advocates-of-neonatal-health
#3
Stephanie C Ganal-Vonarburg, Tobias Fuhrer, Mercedes Gomez de Agüero
Mammalian body surfaces are inhabited by vast numbers of microbes, the commensal microbiota, which help the host to digest food, provide nutrients, and mature its immune system. For a long time, postnatal colonization was believed to be the main stimulus for microbial-induced immune development. Using a model of reversible colonization of germ-free mice during gestation, we recently showed that the microbial shaping of the neonatal immune system begins even before birth through molecular signals derived from the microbiota of the mother...
March 1, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294304/il-21-promotes-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-the-modulation-of-neutrophil-infiltration
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Kejing Wang, Shuang Wen, Jiao Jiao, Tingting Tang, Xin Zhao, Min Zhang, Bingjie Lv, Yuzhi Lu, Xingdi Zhou, Jingyong Li, Shaofang Nie, Yuhua Liao, Qing Wang, Xin Tu, Ziad Mallat, Ni Xia, Xiang Cheng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The immune system plays important roles in driving the acute inflammatory response following myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (MIRI). Interleukin-21 (IL-21) is a pleiotropic cytokine with multiple immunomodulatory effects and its role in MIRI remains unknown. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Myocardial injury, neutrophil infiltration and expressions of neutrophil chemokines keratinocyte-derived chemokine (KC) and macrophage inflammatory protein-2 (MIP-2) were studied in a mouse model of MIRI...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289707/eomesodermin-and-t-bet-mark-developmentally-distinct-human-natural-killer-cells
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Amélie Collins, Nyanza Rothman, Kang Liu, Steven L Reiner
Immaturity of the immune system of human fetuses and neonates is often invoked to explain their increased susceptibility to infection; however, the development of the fetal innate immune system in early life remains incompletely explored. We now show that the most mature NK cells found in adult (or postnatal) human circulation (CD94(-)CD16(+)) are absent during ontogeny. Human fetal NK cells were found to express the 2 signature T-box transcription factors essential for the development of all murine NK and NK-like cells, eomesodermin (Eomes) and T-bet...
March 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289572/human-listeriosis-presenting-as-breast-abscess-report-of-a-rare-case
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Venkataramana Kandi
An abscess is defined as a collection of pus in various tissues of the body including skin and other organs. Abscesses most commonly are formed on the skin under the armpits, groin areas, and rectal areas. Most abscesses involve microbial infections with few remaining sterile. The treatment of abscesses includes both medical and surgical intervention. In the era of multidrug resistance, isolation and identification of the causative microbe and testing for antimicrobial susceptible patterns assume greater significance for the better management of patients, thereby reducing the resultant morbidity and mortality...
February 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276111/immune-cell-subsets-cytokine-and-cortisol-levels-during-the-first-week-of-life-in-neonates-born-to-pre-eclamptic-mothers
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Florentina Sava, Gergely Toldi, András Treszl, Júlia Hajdú, Ágnes Harmath, János Rigó, Tivadar Tulassay, Barna Vásárhelyi
PROBLEM: To address the hypothesis that pre-eclampsia (PE) impacts the fetal immune system, we investigated the prevalence of distinct immune cell subsets along with plasma cortisol and cytokine levels in pre-term newborns of PE mothers. METHOD OF STUDY: Cord blood and peripheral blood samples on the 1st, 3rd and 7th postnatal days of life were collected from 14 pre-term infants affected by PE and 14 non-PE pregnancies. We measured plasma cortisol and cytokine levels with immunoassays and assessed the prevalence of T, NK and DC subsets using flow cytometry...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271213/the-influence-of-probiotics-for-preterm-neonates-on-the-incidence-of-atopic-dermatitis-results-from-a-historically-controlled-cohort-study
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Julie A Damm, Birgitte Smith, Gorm Greisen, Karen A Krogfelt, Maja-Lisa Clausen, Tove Agner
Probiotic supplementation is a promising preventive strategy for atopic dermatitis (AD). To help clarifying the significance of timing with respect to prevention of AD, we here evaluate the benefit of prophylactic use of probiotic supplementation in neonates younger than 30 weeks of gestation. Preterm children from the Department of Neonatology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark from two different admission periods were included in a historically controlled cohort study. Neonates from January 2007 to February 2010, not treated with and neonates from March 2010 to February 2013 treated with probiotic were enrolled...
March 7, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250536/adapting-nepal-s-polio-eradication-programme
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Krishna P Paudel, Lee M Hampton, Santosh Gurung, Rajendra Bohara, Indra K Rai, Sameer Anaokar, Rachel D Swift, Stephen Cochi
PROBLEM: Many countries have weak disease surveillance and immunization systems. The elimination of polio creates an opportunity to use staff and assets from the polio eradication programme to control other vaccine-preventable diseases and improve disease surveillance and immunization systems. APPROACH: In 2003, the active surveillance system of Nepal's polio eradication programme began to report on measles and neonatal tetanus cases. Japanese encephalitis and rubella cases were added to the surveillance system in 2004...
March 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246614/mannose-binding-lectin-biologic-characteristics-and-role-in-the-susceptibility-to-infections-and-ischemia-reperfusion-related-injury-in-critically-ill-neonates
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Cinzia Auriti, Giusi Prencipe, Maria Moriondo, Iliana Bersani, Chiara Bertaina, Vito Mondì, Rita Inglese
The mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a member of the collectin family, belonging to the innate immunity system. Genetic, biologic, and clinical properties of MBL have been widely investigated throughout the last decades, although some interesting aspects of its potential clinical relevance are still poorly understood. Low circulating concentrations of MBL have been associated with increased risk of infection and poor neurologic outcome in neonates. On the other hand, an excessive and uncontrolled inflammatory response by the neonatal intestine after the exposure to luminal bacteria, leading to an increased production of MBL, may be involved in the onset of necrotizing enterocolitis...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230705/determinant-variables-enteric-pathogen-burden-gut-function-and-immune-related-inflammatory-biomarkers-associated-with-childhood-malnutrition-a-prospective-case-control-study-in-northeastern-brazil
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Aldo Am Lima, Álvaro M Leite, Alessandra Di Moura, Noélia L Lima, Alberto M Soares, Cláudia B Abreu, José Quirino Filho, Rosa Ms Mota, Ila Fn Lima, Alexandre Havt, Pedro Hqs Medeiros, Mara Mg Prata, Marjorie M Guedes, Paloma A Cavalcante, Herlice N Veras, Ana Ks Santos, Sean R Moore, Relana C Pinkerton, Eric R Houpt, Richard L Guerrant
Malnutrition results in serious consequences for growth and cognitive development in children. We studied select child and maternal biological factors, socio-economic factors, enteric pathogenic burden, and gut function biomarkers in 402 children 6-24 months of age in North-eastern Brazil. In this prospective case-control study, not being fed colostrum (odds ratio [OR] = 3.29, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.73-6.26), maternal age ≥18 years (OR = 1.88, 95% CI 1.10-3.22), and no electrical fan (OR = 2.46, 95% CI 1...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226413/thrombalexin-use-of-a-cytotopic-anticoagulant-to-reduce-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-a-highly-sensitized-model-of-kidney-transplantation
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M Manook, J Kwun, C Burghuber, K Samy, M Mulvihill, J Yoon, H Xu, A L MacDonald, K Freischlag, V Curfman, E Branum, D Howell, A B Farris, R A Smith, S Sacks, A Dorling, N Mamode, S J Knechtle
Early activation of coagulation is an important factor in the initiation of innate immunity, as characterized by thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). In transplantation, systemic anticoagulation is difficult due to bleeding. A novel "cytotopic" agent, thrombalexin (TLN), combines a cell-membrane-bound (myristoyl tail) anti-thrombin (hirudin-like peptide [HLL]), which can be perfused directly to the donor organ or cells. Thromboelastography was used to measure time to clot formation (r-time) in both rhesus and human blood, comparing TLN versus HLL (without cytotopic tail) versus negative control...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224678/microbiome-autoimmunity-allergy-and-helminth-infection-the-importance-of-the-pregnancy-period
#13
Xian Chen, Su Liu, Qiao Tan, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Yong Zeng
Pregnancy is a special physical period in reproductive age women, which has a beneficial influence on the course of certain autoimmune diseases. It has been recently suggested that the microbiome undergoes profound changes during pregnancy that are associated with host physiological and immunological adaptations. The maternal microbiome remodeling during pregnancy is an active response of the mother, possibly to alter immune system status and to facilitate metabolic and immunological adaptations, which are needed for a successful pregnancy...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220786/intrauterine-zika-virus-infection-of-pregnant-immunocompetent-mice-models-transplacental-transmission-and-adverse-perinatal-outcomes
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Meghan S Vermillion, Jun Lei, Yahya Shabi, Victoria K Baxter, Nathan P Crilly, Michael McLane, Diane E Griffin, Andrew Pekosz, Sabra L Klein, Irina Burd
Zika virus (ZIKV) crosses the placenta and causes congenital disease. Here we develop an animal model utilizing direct ZIKV inoculation into the uterine wall of pregnant, immunocompetent mice to evaluate transplacental transmission. Intrauterine inoculation at embryonic day (E) 10, but not E14, with African, Asian or American strains of ZIKV reduces fetal viability and increases infection of placental and fetal tissues. ZIKV inoculation at E10 causes placental inflammation, placental dysfunction and reduces neonatal brain cortical thickness, which is associated with increased activation of microglia...
February 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183352/combined-effect-of-bcg-vaccination-and-enriched-environment-promote-neurogenesis-and-spatial-cognition-via-a-shift-in-meningeal-macrophage-m2-polarization
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Fangfang Qi, Zejie Zuo, Junhua Yang, Saisai Hu, Yang Yang, Qunfang Yuan, Juntao Zou, Kaihua Guo, Zhibin Yao
BACKGROUND: The spatial learning abilities of developing mice benefit from extrinsic cues, such as an enriched environment, with concomitant enhancement in cognitive functions. Interestingly, such enhancements can be further increased through intrinsic Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination. RESULTS: Here, we first report that combined neonatal BCG vaccination and exposure to an enriched environment (Enr) induced combined neurobeneficial effects, including hippocampal long-term potentiation, and increased neurogenesis and spatial learning and memory, in mice exposed to the Enr and vaccinated with BCG relative to those in the Enr that did not receive BCG vaccination...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165494/novel-protective-role-of-myeloid-differentiation-1-in-pathological-cardiac-remodelling
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Xiaojv Xiong, Yu Liu, Yang Mei, Jianye Peng, Zhiqiang Wang, Bin Kong, Peng Zhong, Liang Xiong, Dajun Quan, Qi Li, Guangji Wang, He Huang
Myeloid differentiation 1 (MD-1), a secreted protein interacting with radioprotective 105 (RP105), plays an important role in Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signalling pathway. Previous studies showed that MD-1 may be restricted in the immune system. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that MD-1 was highly expressed in both human and animal hearts. We also discovered that cardiac-specific overexpression of MD-1 significantly attenuated pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis, and dysfunction, whereas loss of MD-1 had the opposite effects...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162823/mucosal-vaccination-promotes-clearance-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-vaginal-colonization
#17
Jacqueline A Baker, Emma L Lewis, Leah M Byland, Maryam Bonakdar, Tara M Randis, Adam J Ratner
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants, and colonization of the maternal genital tract is the primary risk factor for newborn infection. Despite the importance of mucosal colonization in GBS pathogenesis, relevant host and bacterial factors are incompletely understood. We investigated the role of humoral immunity in clearance of vaginal colonization in vivo. B-cell-deficient mice or those lacking neonatal Fc-receptor, a mediator of IgG transport to the vaginal mucosa, exhibit prolonged GBS vaginal colonization compared to wild type animals...
March 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161165/supplemental-methionine-choline-or-taurine-alter-in-vitro-gene-network-expression-of-polymorphonuclear-leukocytes-from-neonatal-holstein-calves
#18
M K Abdelmegeid, M Vailati-Riboni, A Alharti, F Batistel, J J Loor
Isolated PMNL from neonatal calves were used to evaluate the effect of Met, choline, and taurine supplementation on mRNA expression of genes related to the Met cycle and innate immunity. Five neonatal Holstein calves (3 wk old) were used for PMNL isolation and in vitro culture. The selected genes were related to the 1-carbon and Met cycles, cell signaling and cytokine mediators, inflammation, antimicrobial and killing mechanism associated genes, immune mediators, adhesion, and pathogen recognition. The results indicated that supplementation of Met, choline, and taurine increased homocysteine synthesis through upregulation of SAHH...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157226/early-exposure-to-thirdhand-cigarette-smoke-affects-body-mass-and-the-development-of-immunity-in-mice
#19
Bo Hang, Antoine M Snijders, Yurong Huang, Suzaynn F Schick, Pin Wang, Yankai Xia, Christopher Havel, Peyton Jacob, Neal Benowitz, Hugo Destaillats, Lara A Gundel, Jian-Hua Mao
Thirdhand smoke (THS) is the fraction of cigarette smoke that persists in indoor environments after smoking. We investigated the effects of neonatal and adult THS exposure on bodyweight and blood cell populations in C57BL/6 J mice. At the end of neonatal exposure, THS-treated male and female mice had significantly lower bodyweight than their respective control mice. However, five weeks after neonatal exposure ended, THS-treated mice weighed the same as controls. In contrast, adult THS exposure did not change bodyweight of mice...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157136/global-health-of-babies-and-children
#20
Susan Gennaro, Caitlin OʼConnor, Megan Marx
PURPOSE: We provide an overview of the health of neonates, infants, and children around the world. Issues in maximizing neonatal health are examined using the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations as a framework. RECOMMENDATIONS: Interventions that can help optimize neonatal, infant, and child health in the future are reviewed, including increasing preventative healthcare (immunizations, malaria prevention, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life), enhancing point-of-care interventions (including umbilical cord care, antenatal corticosteroids if preterm birth is anticipated, and antibiotic therapy), enhancing nutritional interventions (to decrease diarrheal diseases and decrease wasting, stunting, and underweight), and building systems capacityClinical Implications: In an increasingly global world where wars, climate change, civil unrest, and economic uncertainty all influence health, it is important that nurses understand global health problems common for neonates, infants, and children and current recommendations to enhance their health...
February 1, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
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