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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099135/mycoplasma-ureaplasma-infection-in-pregnancy-to-screen-or-not-to-screen
#1
Gilbert G G Donders, Kateryna Ruban, Gert Bellen, Ljubomir Petricevic
Mycoplasmata have been linked to pregnancy complications and neonatal risk. While formerly a limited number of species could be discovered by cultures, molecular biology nowadays discovers both lower quantities and more diverse species, making us realize that mycoplasmata are ubiquitous in the vaginal milieu and do not always pose a danger for pregnant women. As the meaning of mycoplasmata in pregnancy is not clear to many clinicians, we summarized the current knowledge about the meaning of different kinds of mycoplasmata in pregnancy and discuss the potential benefits and disadvantages of treatment...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099134/carboxyhemoglobin-the-forgotten-parameter-of-neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia
#2
Douggl G N Bailey, Hans Fuchs, Roland Hentschel
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is influenced by a wide variety of factors, one of which is hemolysis. Serious hyperbilirubinemia may lead to a kernicterus with detrimental neurologic sequelae. Patients suffering from hemolytic disease have a higher risk of developing kernicterus. Carbon monoxide (CO), a byproduct of hemolysis or heme degradation, was described by Sjöstrand in the 1960s. It is transported as carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) and exhaled through the lungs. We were interested in a potential correlation between COHb and total serum bilirubin (TSB) and the time course of both parameters...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063264/preimplantation-3d-ultrasound-current-uses-and-challenges
#3
Sushila Arya, Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
The preimplantation ultrasound (US) refers to targeted imaging of the uterus and adnexa prior to assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to optimize the infertility treatment outcomes. After a thorough evidence based literature review, we propose the use of transvaginal three-dimensional (3D) US during the early follicular phase. A systematic approach for 3D US examination consists of a detailed examination of the uterine shape, size and contour, evaluation of the endometrial thickness, volume, pattern and vascularity, and assessment of the junctional zone regularity, echogenicity and thickness...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063263/three-dimensional-ultrasound-first-trimester-fetal-volume-measurement-and-its-relation-to-pregnancy-outcome
#4
Haitham A Torky, Asem A Moussa, Ali M Ahmad, Osama Dief, Manar A Eldesoouky, Ahmed S El-Gayed
AIM OF WORK: To determine whether fetal volume (FV) measured by three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound was able to detect fetuses at risk of low birth weight (primary outcome) and/or preterm labor (secondary outcome). METHODS: One hundred pregnant women carrying a singleton living pregnancy who were sure of dates, and had a dating scan, with gestational age between 11 weeks and 13 weeks+6 days coming for routine first trimester nuchal translucency (NT) were examined by both two-dimensional (2D) and 3D ultrasound (Vocal System) for crown-rump length (CRL) and FV then followed up regularly every 4 weeks until 28 weeks then biweekly until 36 weeks then weekly until delivery both clinically and by ultrasound biometry...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063262/quantification-of-mechanical-dyssynchrony-in-growth-restricted-fetuses-and-normal-controls-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-ste
#5
Kristina Krause, Mareike Möllers, Kerstin Hammer, Maria Karina Falkenberg, Ute Möllmann, Dennis Görlich, Walter Klockenbusch, Ralf Schmitz
PURPOSE: To evaluate longitudinal mechanical dyssynchrony in normally grown fetuses by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and to compare longitudinal mechanical dyssynchrony in fetal growth restriction (FGR) with normal controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed on 30 FGR and 62 normally grown fetuses, including 30 controls matched by gestational age, using STE and a transversal four-chamber view. Data analysis was carried out with a high frame rate of about 175 frames/s...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072569/perinatal-critical-care-and-ethics-in-perinatal-medicine-the-role-of-the-perinatologist
#6
Frank A Chervenak, Alexander Makatsariya, Viktoriya Bitsadze, Laurence B McCullough
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January 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977409/ykl-40-expression-in-abnormal-invasive-placenta-cases
#7
İlay Gözükara, Tümay Özgür, Kenan Dolapçıoğlu, Arif Güngören, Oya Soylu Karapınar
OBJECTIVE: YKL-40 is a secreted glycoprotein and has been implicated in the proliferation and differentiation of malignant cells, extracellular tissue remodelling, neovascularisation, inhibition of cancer cell apoptosis and stimulation of tumour-associated fibroblasts. The purpose of this study was to evaluate YKL-40 tissue expression in extravillous trophoblast invasion and its possible implication in placenta creta. METHODS: A total of 35 placenta creta cases and six control cases were included in the study, of which eight cases were placenta accreta, 12 were increta and 15 were percreta...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977408/use-of-translabial-three-dimensional-power-doppler-ultrasound-for-cervical-assessment-before-labor-induction
#8
Sertac Esin, Bulent Yirci, Serdar Yalvac, Omer Kandemir
OBJECTIVE: To compare translabial three-dimensional (3D) power Doppler ultrasound with Bishop score and transvaginal ultrasound measurements for cervical assessment before induction of labor with dinoprostone or cervical ripening balloon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Translabial cervical volume and length, vascularization indices and transvaginal cervical length were measured. Results were compared among women who had vaginal delivery at 24 h or less and more than 24 h after the insertion of the dinoprostone vaginal insert or cervical ripening balloon and among women who had vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery for failure to go into labor or failure to progress...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996960/recombinant-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-121-injection-for-the-prevention-of-fetal-growth-restriction-in-a-preeclampsia-mouse-model
#9
Sri Sulistyowati, Muhammad Adrianes Bachnas, Nuri Dyah Anggraini, Eric Edwin Yuliantara, Wisnu Prabowo, Nutria Widya Purna Anggraini, Mochammad Besari Adi Pramono, Adityawarman, Erry Gumilar Dachlan, Wiku Andonotopo
AIM: To discover the potential role of recombinant VEGF121 (rVEGF121) injection for the prevention of fetal growth restriction in a preeclampsia (PE) mouse model (Mus musculus). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This is an experimental study of 30 pregnant mice that were randomly divided into three groups: normal, PE, and PE with rVEGF121 injection. The PE mouse model was created by injecting anti Qa-2 10 ng iv, which is deleterious to Qa-2 expression (homologous to HLA-G), from the first to the fourth day of gestation...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935855/estimation-of-fetal-weight-by-ultrasonography-after-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-comparison-of-different-formulas
#10
Sertac Esin, Mutlu Hayran, Yusuf Aytac Tohma, Mahmut Guden, Ismail Alay, Deniz Esinler, Serdar Yalvac, Omer Kandemir
OBJECTIVE: To compare different ultrasonographic fetal weight estimation formulas in predicting the fetal birth weight of preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) fetuses. METHODS: Based on the ultrasonographic measurements, the estimated fetal weight (EFW) was calculated according to the published formulas. The comparisons used estimated birth weight (EBW) and observed birth weight (OBW) to calculate the mean absolute percentage error [(EBW-OBW)/OBW×100], mean percentage error [(EBW-OBW)/OBW×100)] and their 95% confidence intervals...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935854/second-trimester-maternal-serum-markers-in-the-prediction-of-preeclampsia
#11
Qiong Luo, Xiujun Han
AIM: To determine whether late second-trimester maternal serum biomarkers are useful for the prediction of preeclampsia during the third trimester, a case-control study including 33 preeclamptic and 71 healthy pregnancies was conducted. Maternal serum concentrations of placental protein 13 (PP13), pregnancy-associated plasma protein (PAPP-A), pentraxin3 (PTX3), soluble FMS-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), myostatin and follistatin-like-3 (FSLT-3) were measured at 24-28 weeks' gestation...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914214/antithrombin-improves-the-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-but-not-the-angiogenic-factors-in-extremely-growth-restricted-fetuses-at-28-weeks-of-gestation
#12
Midori Fujisaki, Ken Furuta, Masanao Ohhashi, Seishi Furukawa, Yuki Kodama, Yasuyuki Kawagoe, Hiroshi Sameshima, Tsuyomu Ikenoue
AIMS: Severe preterm fetal growth restriction (FGR) remote from term is problematic. We aimed to investigate the effect of maternally-administered antithrombin on maternal and neonatal outcomes. A prospective, one-arm, pilot study was performed in 14 women with severe FGR (≤5th centile) at <28 weeks of gestation, without hypertensive disorders. Maternal plasma concentrations of soluble Feline McDonough Sarcoma (FMS)-like trypsin kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) were measured and categorized into three groups: group 1; low sFlt-1 and high PlGF, group 2; moderate sFlt-1 and low PlGF, and group 3; high sFlt-1 and low PlGF...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888650/closure-of-the-cervical-os-in-patients-after-fertility-preserving-treatment-for-early-cervical-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study
#13
Mandy Mangler, Malgorzata Lanowska, Anne Bartens, Aaron Schindler, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Dorothee Speiser
INTRODUCTION: Up to 50% of the infants delivered after radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT) are born prematurely. An effective strategy to reduce this number could be the closure of the cervical os (CCO). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen pregnant patients who had a RVT due to early cervical cancer were included in this prospective case control study. All patients were scheduled for CCO early in the second trimester. CCO was performed in 12 patients. Their data were compared to data from 125 pregnancies after a RVT without CCO...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875320/association-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-with-preterm-birth-our-experience-and-meta-analysis
#14
Ai-Min Cui, Jian-Guo Shao, Hai-Bo Li, Yi Shen, Zhi-Xian Chen, Sheng Zhang, Zhao-Lian Bian, Gang Qin, Xiao-Yan Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection with preterm birth (PTB). METHODS: A cohort of 20,498 pregnant women (497 HBV carriers with 20,001 non-HBV controls) with normal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels was selected from the Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital of Nantong University. The clinical parameters and PTB incidence were compared between HBV carriers and non-HBV subjects. For the meta-analysis, we searched the PubMed, Ovid and Cochrane Library databases for studies comparing PTB incidence between individuals with chronic HBV infection and non-HBV subjects...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865094/planned-home-birth-and-the-association-with-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#15
Shane W Wasden, Stephen T Chasen, Jeffrey M Perlman, Jessica L Illuzzi, Frank A Chervenak, Amos Grunebaum, Heather S Lipkind
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between planned home birth and neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). METHODS: This is a case-control study in which a database of neonates who underwent head cooling for HIE at our institution from 2007 to 2011 was linked to New York City (NYC) vital records. Four normal controls per case were then randomly selected from the birth certificate data after matching for year of birth, geographic location, and gestational age...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865093/maternal-endothelial-damage-as-a-disorder-shared-by-early-preeclampsia-late-preeclampsia-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#16
Sebastian Kwiatkowski, Barbara Dołegowska, Ewa Kwiatkowska, Rafał Rzepka, Natalia Marczuk, Beata Loj, Andrzej Torbè
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are separate disease entities that have frequently been reported as sharing the same pathogenesis. In both of them, angiogenesis disorders and generalized endothelial damage with an accompanying inflammation are the dominant symptoms. In this study, we attempted to prove that both these processes demonstrate the same profile in early PE, late PE and IUGR patients, while the only difference is in the degree of exacerbation of the lesions...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845885/maternal-venous-sharp1-levels-in-preeclampsia
#17
Ali Ozgur Ersoy, Efser Oztas, Sibel Ozler, Aytekin Tokmak, Ebru Ersoy, Merve Ergin, Nuri Danisman
AIM: Owing to its mysterious etiology, pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE) remains controversial. Here we aimed to compare the levels of an angiogenesis marker, split and hairy related protein-1 (SHARP1), in PE vs. normal pregnancy. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with early-onset PE (EOPE), 26 patients with late-onset PE (LOPE), and 33 patients as a control group were recruited for this study in a tertiary referral center in Ankara, Turkey. Maternal venous SHARP1 levels and individual characteristics of the three groups were compared...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831924/transient-fetal-blood-redistribution-associated-with-maternal-supine-position
#18
Karina P Silva, Tatiana Emy N K Hamamoto, Roseli M Y Nomura
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether fetal blood circulation is influenced by the maternal supine position. METHODS: The inclusion criteria were good health, a singleton pregnancy, maternal age between 18 and 40 years, gestational age between 36 and 40 weeks, and an agreement to participate in the study. Each participant (n=20) was initially asked to adopt the left lateral position for 5 min, while fetal Doppler measurements were taken of the fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical artery (UA), and umbilical vein (UV)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831923/perinatal-death-associated-with-umbilical-cord-prolapse
#19
Mark P Hehir, Lucia Hartigan, Rhona Mahony
OBJECTIVE: Umbilical cord prolapse occurs when the cord prolapses ahead of or alongside the presenting part. It is an acute obstetric emergency with potential catastrophic effects. We set out to assess incidence of cord prolapse, as well as rates and characteristics of perinatal death associated with the condition. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study. All recorded cases of cord prolapse were included, and rates of perinatal death and encephalopathy, as well as intrapartum and maternal characteristics were examined...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824616/increased-rates-of-cesarean-sections-and-large-families-a-potentially-dangerous-combination
#20
Ahmed M Saleh, Joachim W Dudenhausen, Badreldeen Ahmed
Rates of cesarean sections have been on the rise over the past three decades all over the world, despite the ideal rate of 10-15% that had been set by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1985, in Fortaleza, Brazil. This epidemic increase in the rate of cesarean delivery is due to many factors which include, cesarean delivery on request, advanced maternal age at first pregnancy, decrease in number of patients who are willing to try vaginal birth after cesarean delivery, virtual disappearance of vaginal breech delivery, perceived increase in the weight of the fetus and increase in the number of women with chronic medical conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus and congenital heart disease in the reproductive age...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
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