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Spaniol Lt Alison LA Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Endocrinology, and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, - - 2014
Carney complex is a rare, autosomal-dominant, multisystem disorder characterized by endocrine overactivity, spotty skin pigmentation, and myxomas. We present the case of a 24-year-old primigravid woman with a pregnancy complicated by Carney complex. At 18 weeks of gestation, severe hypertension developed. Medical history was significant for chronic hypertension, nephrolithiasis, and ...
Wang Ruihua R Departments of Dermatology, the First People's Hospital of Shunde, Foshan, and Zhujiang Hospital, Guangzhou, - - 2014
Majocchi granuloma is a cutaneous dermatophyte infection of the dermal and subcutaneous tissues characterized by chronic erythematous and indurated plaques, which are almost always the result of immunodeficiency and trauma. Disseminated dermatophyte Majocchi granuloma was diagnosed in a 19-year-old woman at 32 weeks of gestation and had no history of ...
Hirata Tetsuya T Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, - - 2014
This case report describes a case of concomitant ovarian drilling and retrieval of oocytes using laparoendoscopic single-site surgery and the resultant birth of a healthy infant after transfer of frozen-thawed blastocyst from in vitro matured oocyte in a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome. A 33-year-old woman presented with anovulatory, clomiphene-resistant ...
Fang Y Y Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction, Ministry of Agriculture and National Engineering Laboratory for Animal Breeding, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, - - 2014
It is uncertain whether long-term cryopreservation affects embryonic development. This study was to investigate the effects of long-term cryopreservation on in vitro and in vivo developmental competence of bovine blastocysts. The blastocysts were randomly allocated into 3 groups based on the storage time: 0.5-year group, 1-year group and 15-years group. ...
Alfei Alessandro A Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pavia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy, - - 2014
We report a case of Candida glabrata infection in an in vitro fertilization-assisted pregnancy complicated by pre-term pre-labor rupture of the membranes. We found C. glabrata in gastric fluid, amniotic fluid and maternal vaginal swab. Neonatal and maternal isolates showed indistinguishable molecular patterns analyzed by fingerprint DNA multilocus. Strong consideration ...
Sevket Osman O Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the effects of 2 suturing techniques (single versus double layer) on healing of the uterine scar after a cesarean delivery. In the present randomized, prospective study, 36 women with a term pregnancy who had an elective cesarean delivery were randomly assigned to closure of the uterine incision with ...
El Hachem Hady H AP-HP, Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique et Médecine de la Reproduction, Hôpital Antoine Béclère , Clamart , France - - 2014
Abstract Over the past 20 years, in vitro maturation (IVM) of oocytes has emerged in the strategy of infertility treatment, with the main indication being in patients suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). More recently, IVM has been proposed as an option for fertility preservation in women having to undergo ...
Mao Gen-Hong GH Reproductive Medical Center, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Henan Province, - - 2014
The aim was to compare the efficacy of long-acting and short-acting gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists by long protocol on embryo quality, endometrial thickness and pregnancy rate in in vitro fertilization. In this retrospective study, long-term pituitary downregulation, achieved with long- and short-acting GnRH agonists (GnRHa), was performed for patients undergoing ...
Pope C E - - 2014
A brief overview of the progress made during the past approximately 40 years on the development of methods for in vitro production of cat embryos and intra- and interspecies embryo transfer is described. The presentation is focused primarily on research done over the past 30 years at the Cincinnati Zoo (1980-1995) ...
Asztalos Lori - - 2014
A 20-day-old boy presented for evaluation of a blue nodule on the right shoulder that had been present since birth. The mother noted no changes in the size of the lesion since birth, and no bleeding or ulceration was noted. The patient's past medical history was unremarkable. He was a ...
Amin Sapna Vinit SV Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576 104, - - 2014
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative cutaneous disorder with tendency to recur in the injured area. Though most of the time is associated with chronic systemic conditions, it can occur in isolation and can be a diagnostic dilemma. The aetiology is poorly understood. The diagnosis is based on clinical ...
Schultinge L L Division of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, Department of Haematology, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, the - - 2013
Background: Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH) are the most commonly used anticoagulants for the treatment and prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy. Hypersensitivity skin reactions associated with the use of LMWH are frequently seen, but are probably underreported. Objective: To evaluate the incidence of hypersensitivity skin reactions due to the use of ...
Jin Jun-Xue JX Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Yanbian University, Yanji, - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of CUDC-101, a novel histone deacetylase inhibitor, on the in vitro development and expression of the epigenetic marker histone H3 at lysine 9 (AcH3K9) in pig SCNT embryos. We found that treatment with 1 μmol/L CUDC-101 for 24 hours significantly improved the ...
Saito Masatoshi - - 2013
Intrauterine infection is a leading cause of preterm birth (PTB), most notably in deliveries occurring before 32 weeks gestation. Preterm infants exposed to intrauterine inflammation are more likely to have a host of neurological, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and visual pathologies. Preventing preterm delivery and protecting the fetus from injury is thus ...
Karras Spyridon N - - 2013
We have read with interest the paper 'Parity and tanned white skin as novel predictors of vitamin D status in early pregnancy: a population-based cohort' by Andersen et al. in Clinical Endocrinology.(1) The authors describe the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, defined as the sum of 25(OH)D2  and 25(OH)D3  below 50 nmol/L ...
Chen Chih-Ping - - 2013
To present the ultrasound and molecular genetic diagnosis of thanatophoric dysplasia type II (TD2). A 35-year-old, primigravid woman was referred to our institution for genetic counseling and amniocentesis at 19 weeks of gestation because of advanced maternal age and sonographic abnormalities in the fetus. The prenatal ultrasound showed short straight ...
Gutnisky C - - 2013
The purpose of this work was to assess commercially available Cryotech Vitrification Kit, in terms of survival, in vitro development and pregnancy rate for bovine embryos. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were recovered from ovaries obtained from slaughtered cows and then matured in vitro for 22 h. COCs were fertilized by sex-sorted ...
Feinshtein Valeria - - 2013
Drugs of abuse affect pregnancy outcomes, however, the mechanisms in which cannabis exert its effects are not well understood. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of short-term (1-2h) exposure to cannabidiol (CBD), a major phytocannabinoid, on human placental Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP) function. The in ...
Toda Noboru - - 2013
Pregnancy is a physiological state that involves an increase in uterine blood flow, which is mediated in part by nitric oxide (NO) liberated from the endothelium and nitrergic neurons. The main focus of this review article is to provide information about how endogenous NO regulates uterine and placental blood flow ...
Braunstein Inbal - - 2013
Autoimmune skin disease occurs in pregnancy, and treatment is often required to control both maternal disease and fetal outcomes. Here we present the available safety data in pregnancy and lactation for medications used to treat autoimmune skin diseases, including cutaneous lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, morphea and systemic sclerosis, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus ...
Ellaithy Mohamed I - - 2013
The objective was to examine the hypothesis that primary unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss might be associated with an inappropriate immunologically mediated response to progesterone and/or estrogen. This prospective study included 47 women with two or more documented consecutive early pregnancy losses of unknown etiology, and no previous history of deliveries. ...
Son Weon-Young - - 2013
To evaluate the fertilization rate and embryo development resulting from intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) of spermatozoa retrieved by testicular sperm extraction (TESE) in hCG-primed in vitro maturation (IVM) cycles. Case-control study. University teaching hospital. Twenty-four IVM cycles were performed in 21 patients (mean age, 32.3 ± 2.4 years) with polycystic ovaries ...
Ranjan Ravi - - 2013
The present study was conducted to see the in vivo developmental potency of caprine parthenogenetic embryos generated in a modified way. The good quality caprine oocytes were matured in presence of cytochalasin B (CCB) and then activated by 7% ethanol followed by 2 mM 6-dimethyl amino purine (6-DMAP) and embryo development ...
Sanches B V - - 2013
In vitro-produced (IVP) bovine embryos are more sensitive to cryopreservation than their in vivo counterparts due to their higher lipid concentrations, whereas Bos indicus IVP embryos are even more sensitive than Bos taurus IVP embryos. To examine the effects of a lipolytic agent, before vitrification of Bos indicus IVP embryos, on embryo ...
Takeda Kohsuke - - 2013
Normal abdominal expansion that occurs as a result of hormonal actions during pregnancy may be prevented by the presence of excessive scar tissue in individuals who have received severe burns. In these instances, the lack of abdominal expansion may cause maternal pain and put the infant at risk. A 23-year-old ...
King Alice A Division of Pediatric, Thoracic and General Surgery, The Center for Molecular Fetal Therapy, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039, - - 2013
Mid-gestational (E14.5) fetal wounds heal regeneratively with attenuated inflammation and high levels of hyaluronan (HA) in their extracellular matrix (ECM), whereas late-gestational (E18.5) fetal wounds heal with scarring. IL-10 plays an essential role in the fetal regenerative phenotype and is shown to recapitulate scarless wound healing postnatally. We hypothesize a ...
Schindewolf Marc - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Among the most frequent adverse effects of subcutaneous heparin treatment, heparin-induced skin lesions occur with an incidence of 10.3% in nonpregnant female patients. Clinical observations suggest an even higher risk during pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the incidence and causes of heparin-induced skin reactions during pregnancy in a ...
Delorme-Axford Elizabeth E Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, - - 2013
Maternal-fetal transmission of group B coxsackieviruses (CVB) during pregnancy has been associated with a number of diverse pathological outcomes, including hydrops fetalis, fetal myocarditis, meningoencephalitis, neurodevelopmental delays, congenital skin lesions, miscarriage, and/or stillbirth. Throughout pregnancy, the placenta forms a critical antimicrobial protective barrier at the maternal-fetal interface. Despite the severity ...
Carvalho-Freitas Maria Isabel Roth - - 2013
Reproductive experience (i.e., pregnancy and lactation) induces physiological changes in mammals. A previous reproductive experience was recently shown to modulate the activity of dopaminergic hypothalamic systems while decreasing serum prolactin levels and oxidative burst activity in peritoneal macrophages. Dopamine receptor antagonists increase serum prolactin levels, and both prolactin and dopamine ...
Sirikudta Wararat - - 2013
Skin lesions in pregnant women could be caused by physiologic or pathologic changes. Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP), which manifests as various types of skin lesions, is the most common pregnancy dermatosis. Thus, PEP could mimic other skin diseases related to unfavorable maternal and fetal outcomes. Two PEP patients with ...
Amerion Maryam - - 2013
Objective(s): Previous studies have shown that thyroid hormones are necessary for normal development of many organs and because of the importance of skin as the largest and the most important organ in human body protection in spite of external environment, the study of thyroid hormones effects on skin development is ...
Franczak A - - 2013
Estrogens are produced by porcine embryos during early pregnancy. It was found that the uterus of pigs might be a source of steroid hormones, including estrogens. However, the factors involved in the regulation of endometrial steroidogenesis remain unknown. We hypothesize that interleukin (IL) 1β and IL6, which are cytokines produced ...
Radkov O V - - 2013
We studied the relationship between endothelial NO-synthase gene (NOS3) and G protein β3 subunit gene (GNB3) polymorphisms and reactivity of skin microvessels during physiological gestation. T-786C NOS3 polymorphism influenced the maximum blood flow rate in skin microvessels and the severity of postocclusive reactive hyperemia during the third trimester of pregnancy. ...
Solomons Joyce - - 2013
Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (or EDS VIIC), a rare autosomal recessive connective tissue disorder, is characterized by extreme skin fragility, premature rupture of membranes in pregnancy, and spontaneous rupture of internal organs. Here we report a second patient with EDS VIIC presenting with congenital skull fractures and skin lacerations at birth, ...
Rimoin Lauren P - - 2013
There have been considerable advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of pruritus in recent years. The purpose of this review was to highlight itch entities in women, and in particular pruritic vulvar dermatoses that women experience among different age groups. Unique temporal shifts may contribute to the etiology of ...
Makara-StudziƄska Marta - - 2013
Hormonal, metabolic and immunological changes occurring during pregnancy have significant effects on the function of the skin. Psoriasis is one of the most common dermatological diseases and it is known as a nonspecific dermatosis in pregnancy. The aim of this article is to present the importance of support in the ...
Gao Qian-Qian - - 2013
Background: Impetigo herpetiformis (IH) is a rare pustular dermatosis that typically occurs in pregnant women with unknown etiology. Case Report: We report an 18-year-old primigravida who presented with IH at nearly 30 weeks' gestation and was the first patient reported in mainland China. The patient's condition deteriorated rapidly in spite ...
Fadini Rubens - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific literature concerning the application of oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM) as a treatment for normo-ovulatory women. DESIGN: Critical evaluation and comparison of the most relevant clinical studies. SETTING: Public IVF unit. PATIENT(S): Normo-ovulatory women. INTERVENTION(S): Oocyte IVM and cryopreservation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Maturation, fertilization, implantation, and ...
Bogacka I - - 2013
Peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPARs) are ligand-dependent transcriptional factors which are expressed in distinct tissues of the female reproductive system, including the ovary, uterus and placenta. An important role of PPARs in the regulation of reproductive processes has been previously highlighted in rodents. In the present study we investigated the ...
Kemp Matthew W - - 2013
Inflammation of the uterine environment (commonly as a result of microbial colonisation of the fetal membranes, amniotic fluid and fetus) is strongly associated with preterm labour and birth. Both preterm birth and fetal inflammation are independently associated with elevated risks of subsequent short- and long-term respiratory, gastro-intestinal and neurological complications. ...
Lancerotto Luca - - 2013
Objectives: Sex hormones strongly influence skin physiology and evidences suggest wound healing as well. Estrogens establish a prohealing setting, and androgens play an antagonist role. Methods and Results: We present the case of a young woman in whom pregnancy with its associated hormonal shifts allowed the spontaneous healing of a ...
van der Wijden C L - - 2013
Background:From a public health perspective it is important to know which of the currently used methods to estimate changes in maternal body fat during pregnancy and the year thereafter is the most adequate.Objectives:To evaluate the concurrent validity between leptin and surrogates of fat measures: body mass index (BMI) and the ...
Franczak Anita - - 2013
Interleukin 1beta (IL-1beta), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) increased (P < 0.05) estrone (E1) release from endometrial explants of pregnant pigs on days 10 to 11 after 12 h of tissue incubation in vitro with cytokines and on days 12 to 13 after 6 h of ...
Hurtarte Sandoval A R - - 2013
Werner's syndrome (WS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, characterised by skin changes prematurely during adolescence. An unusual case of WS was found in a 27-year-old pregnant woman who presented to the hospital with a history of uncontrolled hypertension at 32 weeks of gestation. All clinical features corresponding to WS ...
Stevenson Mary L ML New York University School of - - 2013
We present a 21-year-old primigravida woman with a several-week history of pruritic, edematous, targetoid plaques that appeared initially on the abdomen, flanks, and legs and that progressed to involve the inner aspects of the upper arms and lateral aspects of the chest. The histopathologic findings showed perivascular and interstitial dermatitis ...
Farsi Mir Mehrdad MM Fatemeh Zahra Infertility and Health Reproductive Research Center, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran - - 2013
In Vitro Maturation (IVM) is a method that immature oocytes in antral follicles are extracted and matured in laboratry conditions. This review has attempted to provide the current knowledge and recent findings in in vitro maturation of oocytes and highlights the most important factors involved in this process. The review ...
Pope Ce - - 2012
Our objectives were (i) compare in vitro development of early cleavage stage domestic cat embryos after cryopreservation by minimal volume vitrification vs a standard slow, controlled-rate method, (ii) determine viability of vitrified domestic cat embryos by oviductal transfer into synchronous recipients and (iii) evaluate in vivo survival of black-footed cat ...
Kishi Kazuo - - 2012
Until a certain developmental stage, cutaneous wounds in mammalian fetuses heal rapidly without scars with complete regeneration of the skin. In the process of fetal wound healing, inflammatory responses, granulation proliferation, and scar formation that are observed in adults are not seen. Numerous studies have reported the causes of fetal ...
Arikan Ilker - - 2012
Lung cancer during pregnancy is a rare situation which is being increasingly reported during the past two decades due to a rising trend of cigarette smoking among young women and the tendency to delay pregnancy to a later age in life. We describe the case of a 32-year-old woman with ...
Yates Cecelia C - - 2012
The adverse physiological and psychological effects of scars formation after healing of wounds are broad and a major medical problem for patients. In utero, fetal wounds heal in a regenerative manner, though the mechanisms are unknown. Differences in fetal scarless regeneration and adult repair can provide key insight into reduction ...
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