Aust J Zool 1973 Aug;21(3):331-51
Nat Commun 2021 06 11;12(1):3442. Epub 2021 Jun 11.
Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.
Rapid climate warming is altering Arctic and alpine tundra ecosystem structure and function, including shifts in plant phenology. While the advancement of green up and flowering are well-documented, it remains unclear whether all phenophases, particularly those later in the season, will shift in unison or respond divergently to warming. Here, we present the largest synthesis to our knowledge of experimental warming effects on tundra plant phenology from the International Tundra Experiment. Read More
Environ Pollut 2021 Sep 18;284:117374. Epub 2021 May 18.
European Food Safety Authority Via Carlo Magno 1/A, 43126, Parma, Italy.
Identification of thyroid disrupting chemicals (TDCs), one of the most studied types of endocrine disruptors (EDs), is required according to EU regulations on industrial chemicals, pesticides, and biocides. Following that requirement, the use of fish as a unique non-mammalian model species for identification of EDs may be warranted. This study summarized and evaluated effects of TDCs on fish thyroid sensitive endpoints including thyroid hormones, thyroid related gene expression, immunostaining for thyroid follicles, eye size and pigmentation, swim bladder inflation as well as effects of TDCs on secondary sex characteristics, sex ratio, growth and reproduction. Read More
Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2021 May 6:100387. Epub 2021 May 6.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Minerva Obstet Gynecol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.
Department of Medicine and Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Late-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) accounts for approximately 70-80% of all cases of FGR secondary to uteroplacental insufficiency and is associated with an increased risk of adverse antepartum and perinatal events, which in most instances result from hypoxic insults either present at the onset of labour or supervening during labour as a result of uterine contractions. Labour represents a stressful event for the fetoplacental unit being uterine contractions associated with an up-to 60% reduction of the uteroplacental perfusion. Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring by means of cardiotocography (CTG) currently represents the mainstay for the identification of fetal hypoxia during labour and is recommended for the fetal surveillance in the case of FGR or other conditions associated with an increased risk of hypoxia during labour. Read More
Acta Biomed 2021 04 30;92(S1):e2021157. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Department of Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Surgical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Parma.
Objective: We describe the first case to our knowledge of Hypervascularised placental polyp (HPP) presenting with acute pelvic pain and hemoperitoneum.Case Report: A 33 years-old woman with a history of medical abortion three months earlier came to our attention complaining acute pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding. Transvaginal (TV) and transabdominal (TA) ultrasound (US) demonstrated a highly vascular intrauterine lesion and intra-abdominal free fluid consistent with a diagnosis of haemoperitoneum. Read More