BioMed Research International

Growth Abnormalities of Fetuses and Infants


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Lead Editor

1University of Padua, Padua, Italy

2University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

3University of Rome Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy

4University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA


Growth Abnormalities of Fetuses and Infants

Description

This special issue will focus on an important topic for perinatologists, neonatologists, pediatricians, biologists, and engineers.

Growth abnormalities (either growth restriction or large for gestational age) during perinatal and postnatal life are a hot topic issue, since they are often linked to alteration of uterine environment caused by placental insufficiency, maternal metabolic syndrome, and in general under- or overnutrition of the fetus. These fetal abnormalities account for the leading causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Moreover, under the hypothesis of developmental origin of adult diseases, they bear consequences in later life, programming the infant physiology for a higher risk of noncommunicable diseases, cardiovascular adult diseases, and neurodevelopment delay.

There is an increased evidence of the link between intrauterine and perinatal alterations and adult diseases. Although the main focus so far has been the timing of delivery and follow-up, the study of the pathophysiology and of possible recovery is of paramount importance and needs the contributions of physicians from several fields, biologists, bioinformaticians, and engineers.

This special issue will focus on several aspects of intrauterine growth abnormalities and their follow-ups.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Fetal consequences of diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Cardiovascular programming
  • Neurodevelopmental delay
  • Fetal and neonatal imaging and imaging biomarkers
  • Omics studies in fetal-neonatal growth abnormalities
  • Recovery strategies, therapies, and prevention
  • Maternal dietary and lifestyles effects in IUGR and LGA

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3191308
  • - Editorial

Growth Abnormalities of Fetuses and Infants

Erich Cosmi | Enrico Grisan | ... | Silvia Visentin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8193892
  • - Review Article

DNA Damage as a Driver for Growth Delay: Chromosome Instability Syndromes with Intrauterine Growth Retardation

Benilde García-de Teresa | Mariana Hernández-Gómez | Sara Frías
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9152627
  • - Research Article

A Psychological Perspective on Preterm Children: The Influence of Contextual Factors on Quality of Family Interactions

Michela Gatta | Marina Miscioscia | ... | Alessandra Simonelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4139635
  • - Review Article

Echocardiographic Techniques of Deformation Imaging in the Evaluation of Maternal Cardiovascular System in Patients with Complicated Pregnancies

Silvia Visentin | Chiara Palermo | ... | Luigi P. Badano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1438038
  • - Review Article

Paracetamol in Patent Ductus Arteriosus Treatment: Efficacious and Safe?

Flaminia Bardanzellu | Paola Neroni | ... | Vassilios Fanos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3043476
  • - Research Article

Parental Genetic Variants, MTHFR 677C>T and MTRR 66A>G, Associated Differently with Fetal Congenital Heart Defect

Qian-nan Guo | Hong-dan Wang | ... | Shi-xiu Liao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6970631
  • - Review Article

Metabolomics and Cardiology: Toward the Path of Perinatal Programming and Personalized Medicine

Roberta Pintus | Pier Paolo Bassareo | ... | Vassilios Fanos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9382083
  • - Clinical Study

Postnatal Growth in a Cohort of Sardinian Intrauterine Growth-Restricted Infants

Maria Grazia Clemente | Giampiero Capobianco | ... | Roberto Antonucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6904325
  • - Research Article

The Role of Interleukin-17, Interleukin-23, and Transforming Growth Factor-β in Pregnancy Complicated by Placental Insufficiency

Dorota Darmochwal-Kolarz | Magdalena Michalak | ... | Jan Oleszczuk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7543421
  • - Review Article

Does Chemotherapy for Gynecological Malignancies during Pregnancy Cause Fetal Growth Restriction?

Nabil Abdalla | Magdalena Bizoń | ... | Włodzimierz Sawicki
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