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IGF2 is a key determinant of fetal growth, and altered expression of IGF2 is implicated in fetal growth disorders and maternal metabolic derangements including gestational diabetes. Here we studied how increased levels of IGF2 in late pregnancy affect fetal growth.
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Name: Pediatric research
Exposure of the fetus to a range of environmental stressors, including maternal undernutrition, is associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adult life. This stud...
Ultrasound assessment of fetal size is central to modern practice of prenatal care. It facilitates accurate pregnancy dating and screening for fetal growth disorders. This article discusses evidence-b...
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, almost exclusively female lung disease linked to inactivating mutations in tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2), a tumor suppressor gene that controls cell met...
A large proportion of women are prescribed a medication during pregnancy, and the conditions requiring treatment with these medicines are often also associated with placental dysfunction and abnormal ...
Maternal vitamin D insufficiency have been associated with fetal growth restriction. However, the effect ofmaternal vitamin D supplementation on fetal growth has not been confirmed.
Purpose: Clinical assessment (anthropometric) and paraclinical (biochemical and immunological by dosing serum insuline growth factors IGF1 and IGF2 and their receptors) of neonates with in...
Background: Gravid diseases are complications in pregnancy. They include gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. These can cause problems with how a fetus grows. Being pregnant with twins ...
This study seeks to elucidate fetal neurobehavioral development in fetuses of opioid dependent women who have either undergone and completed methadone detoxification,or who never received ...
This is a Randomized Controlled Trial to evaluate the effect of sildenafil on Doppler velocity indices of the umbilical arteries in patients with placental insufficiency and fetal growth r...
The purpose of this study is to see whether the presence of night-time breathing disturbances ("sleep-disordered breathing") in pregnant women is related to fetal growth patterns. The hypo...
The potential of the FETUS to survive outside the UTERUS after birth, natural or induced. Fetal viability depends largely on the FETAL ORGAN MATURITY, and environmental conditions.
The failure of a FETUS to attain its expected FETAL GROWTH at any GESTATIONAL AGE.
A peptide of 44 amino acids in most species that stimulates the release and synthesis of GROWTH HORMONE. GHRF (or GRF) is synthesized by neurons in the ARCUATE NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, GHRF stimulates GH release by the SOMATOTROPHS in the PITUITARY GLAND.
A polypeptide that is secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Growth hormone, also known as somatotropin, stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth. Species-specific growth hormones have been synthesized.
Functional competence of specific organs or body systems of the FETUS in utero.
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...
Obstetrics and gynaecology
Fertility Menopause Obstetrics & Gynaecology Osteoporosis Women's Health Obstetrics and gynaecology comprises the care of the pregnant woman, her unborn child and the management of diseases specific to women. Most consultant...