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Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326881/the-effects-of-probiotic-supplementation-on-biomarkers-of-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-pregnancy-outcomes-in-gestational-diabetes
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Bita Badehnoosh, Maryam Karamali, Mitra Zarrati, Mehri Jamilian, Fereshteh Bahmani, Maryam Tajabadi-Ebrahimi, Parvaneh Jafari, Elham Rahmani, Zatollah Asemi
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effects of probiotic supplementation on biomarkers of inflammation, oxidative stress and pregnancy outcomes among subjects with gestational diabetes (GDM). METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was done among 60 subjects with GDM who were not on oral hypoglycemic agents. Patients were randomly allocated to intake either probiotic capsule containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium bifidum (2 × 10(9) CFU/g each) (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) for 6 weeks...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320237/a-comparison-of-induction-of-labor-success-rates-over-three-time-periods-in-20-years-at-a-single-academic-tertiary-care-center-are-we-improving-vaginal-delivery-rates
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Richard Fischer, Nicole Machac, Krystal Hunter, Lori Adriance
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rates of successful induction of labor during three one-year periods over 20 years at a single institution. METHODS: All women at 37 weeks or beyond with a living, singleton, cephalic fetus admitted for induction of labor in 1992, 2002, and 2012 were included. The use of induction agents and rates of successful vaginal delivery were compared. RESULTS: A total of 627 women were evaluated, 219 in 1992, 220 in 2002, and 188 in 2012...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320236/prevention-of-early-onset-group-b-streptococcal-disease-by-universal-antenatal-culture-based-screening-in-all-public-hospitals-in-hong-kong
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Teresa W L Ma, Viola Chan, C H So, Annie S Y Hui, C N Lee, Amelia P W Hui, P L So, C W Kong, Barbara Fung, K Y Leung
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of maternal colonization with group B streptococcus (GBS), and early onset GBS disease (EOGBSD) after implementation of universal screening. METHODS: This was a three-year retrospective cohort study on universal antenatal rectovaginal culture-based screening and intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis (IAP) to colonized women in the public sector in Hong Kong. Routinely collected data including maternal colonization and EOGBSD were retrieved...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320232/evaluation-of-the-adequacy-of-hadlock-s-reference-chart-for-identification-of-fetuses-with-growth-restriction
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Ana Lúcia de Freitas Alves, Ana Alice Vidal de Carvalho, José Antônio Bastos de Carvalho, Israel Figueiredo
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to verify whether Hadlock's reference values for fetal weight identify fetuses below the 10th percentile in our population correctly. METHODS: The fitness of the Hadlock reference range to our study population was tested by assessment of Z scores. We evaluated differences between the reference weight ranges proposed in our study and those recommended by Hadlock. RESULTS: Z scores for Hadlock reference values were non-normally distributed...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320230/placental-characteristics-in-monochorionic-twins-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-assessed-by-gradient-angiography-and-three-dimensional-reconstruction
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Chenyu Gou, Meizhi Li, Xiaoling Zhang, Xiangzhen Liu, Xuan Huang, Yi Zhou, Qun Fang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the placental characteristics in selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) using gradient angiography and three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction from computed tomography (CT) scan data. METHODS: This study included 23 sIUGR cases and 16 monochorionic twin-pregnancies without sIUGR. We injected nonionic iodinated contrast agents into the umbilical arteries and veins. Placental characteristics were analyzed after CT scanning and 3D reconstruction...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320252/the-impact-of-laser-surgery-on-angiogenic-and-anti-angiogenic-factors-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-a-prospective-study
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Andrew H Chon, Emiliano R Chavira, Melissa L Wilson, Sue A Ingles, Arlyn Llanes, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of laser surgery on angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors in patients with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Cases of TTTS and uncomplicated monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies between 16-26 weeks' gestation were prospectively enrolled into the study. Maternal blood samples were obtained to measure angiogenic factors (vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF), placental-derived growth factor (PlGF), endothelin) and anti-angiogenic factors (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase (sFlt-1), soluble endoglin (sEng), sFlt-1/PlGF ratio)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320241/implementation-of-a-universal-cervical-length-screening-program-identifying-factors-associated-with-decline-rates
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Jeny Ghartey, Neda Ghaffari, Lisa D Levine, Nadav Schwartz, Celeste P Durnwald
PURPOSE: Cervical length (CL) measurement is now accepted as a screening strategy for identifying women at risk for preterm birth (PTB). However, patient acceptability may limit its implementation. Our objective was to identify characteristics associated with women who decline this screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of women offered UCL screening from January 2012-June 2012. Women with a singleton gestation 18 0/7-23 6/7 weeks at the time of anatomy scan were included...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320240/immunogenesis-of-preeclampsia-lessons-from-donor-gametes
#8
Richard P Porreco, Kent D Heyborne
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia remains an important complication of pregnancy. It is associated with mortality and morbidity for both maternal and fetal/newborn patients. Although major inroads have been made in understanding the pathophysiology of preeclampsia in recent decades, the initial primary cause of its occurrence in some women and not others has escaped clarification. REVIEW: There have been a number of clinical clues pointing to an immune genesis of this disease, including most recently the use of donor gametes in assisted reproductive technology (ART)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320233/does-cervical-cerclage-decrease-preterm-birth-in-twin-pregnancies-with-a-short-cervix
#9
Tracy M Adams, Timothy J Rafael, Nadia B Kunzier, Supriya Mishra, Rose Calixte, Anthony M Vintzileos
PURPOSE: To determine if use of cerclage in twin gestations with mid-trimester short cervix is associated with decreased preterm birth rate. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort of twin gestations identified with cervical length of ≤2.5cm before 24 weeks gestation through the perinatal ultrasound database of two institutions from 2008-2014. Patients with and without cerclage were compared for a primary outcome of preterm birth at <35 weeks. A pre-planned sub-group analysis of patients with cervical length ≤1...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320231/maternal-healthy-lifestyle-during-early-pregnancy-and-offspring-birthweight-differences-by-offspring-sex
#10
Sylvia E Badon, Raymond S Miller, Chunfang Qiu, Tanya K Sorensen, Michelle A Williams, Daniel A Enquobahrie
PURPOSE: Individual maternal lifestyle factors during pregnancy have been associated with offspring birthweight; however, associations of combined lifestyle factors with birthweight and potential differences by offspring sex have not been examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants (N = 2,924) were identified from a pregnancy cohort in Washington State. Lifestyle factors during early pregnancy were dichotomized based on Alternate Healthy Eating Index score ≥62, leisure time physical activity (LTPA) ≥150 minutes/week, not smoking during pregnancy, and Perceived Stress Scale score ≤3, then combined into a lifestyle score (0-4)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320222/demographic-and-perinatal-outcome-data-of-fetuses-with-sua-pruv
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Lulu Sun, Yanlin Wang
AIM: Identify structural anomalies and adverse pregnancy outcomes accompanying single umbilical artery (SUA) and persistent right umbilical vein (PRUV) and to investigate whether SUA and PRUV are associated with chromosomal abnormalities and if these defects warrant invasive antenatal diagnosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed pregnancies with an antenatal diagnosis of SUA/PRUV from the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital (IPMCHH) database...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320218/is-early-cord-clamping-delayed-cord-clamping-or-cord-milking-best
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Binay Vatansever, Gamze Demirel, Elif Ciler Eren, Ozcan Erel, Salim Neselioglu, Hande Nur Karavar, Semra Gundogdu, Gozde Ulfer, Selcen Bahadir, Ayhan Tastekin
PURPOSE: To compare the antioxidant status of three cord clamping procedures (early clamping, delayed clamping and milking) by analyzing the thiol-disulfide balance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled study enrolled 189 term infants who were divided into three groups according to the cord clamping procedure: early clamping, delayed clamping and milking. Blood samples were collected from the umbilical arteries immediately after clamping, and the thiol/disulfide homeostasis was analyzed...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320216/a-neurologic-dysfunction-scoring-protocol-for-jaundiced-neonates-requiring-exchange-transfusion
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Bolajoko O Olusanya, Folashade B Osibanjo, Adeniyi A Ajiboye, Oluwafemi E Ayodele, Adebanke A Odunsi, Serah M Olaifa, Abieyuwa A Emokpae
AIM: To evaluate the performance of a neurologic assessment protocol among jaundiced infants requiring exchange transfusion (ET). METHODS: We identified infants in a referral children's hospital who received ET and those who met the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria for ET based on total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels. The performance of a bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction (BIND-M) scoring protocol for acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) in detecting infants treated with ET in both groups was investigated by logistic regression analysis and c-statistic...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316278/high-risk-obstetrical-call-center-a-model-for-regions-with-limited-access-to-care
#14
Sarah J Rhoads, Hari Eswaran, Christian E Lynch, Songthip T Ounpraseuth, Everett F Magann, Curtis L Lowery
PURPOSE: High-risk obstetrical care can be challenging for women in rural states with limited access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were evaluated from 62,342 obstetrical calls from pregnant and postpartum patients within rural Arkansas to a nurse call center. Call center nurses provided triage using evidence-based guidelines to patients across the state. Data were extracted and analyzed using retrospective data collection and descriptive statistical methods. RESULTS: Women had an average maternal age of 28 years old, average weeks gestation was 27...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316266/differing-perspectives-on-parent-access-to-their-child-s-electronic-medical-record-during-neonatal-intensive-care-hospitalization-a-pilot-study
#15
Rebecca K Chung, Una Olivia Kim, Mir Abdul Basir
OBJECTIVE: To improve informed medical decision-making, principles for family-centered neonatal care recommends that parents have access to their child's medical record on an ongoing basis during neonatal intensive unit care (NICU) hospitalization. Currently many NICUs do not allow independent parent access to their child's electronic medical record (EMR) during hospitalization. We undertook a cross-sectional survey pilot study of medical professionals and parents to explore opinions regarding this practice...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298173/effects-of-two-different-lipid-emulsions-on-morbidities-and-oxidant-stress-statuses-in-preterm-infants-an-observational-study
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Sezin Unal, Nihal Demirel, Sara Erol, Dilek Ulubas Isik, Ferit Kulali, Fatma Iyigun, Ahmet Yagmur Bas
OBJECTIVE: We examined the morbidities and oxidative stress statuses in preterms receiving either SMOFlipid or ClinOleic. STUDY DESIGN: This observational study was performed in Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Hospital, Turkey. Infants received SMOFlipid (5 months) or ClinOleic (7 months). Two hundred and twenty seven infants (SMOFlipid: 93, ClinOleic: 134) very low birth weighted infants were included. The oxidative stress status was evaluated in infants at low risk of oxidative stress by total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and total oxidant status (TOS) and oxidative stress index (OSI; TAC/TOS/100) at baseline, first week and third week...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298172/potential-prognostic-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-fetal-macrosomia-the-impact-of-gestational-diabetes
#17
Despina D Briana, Κleopatra Germanou, Μaria Boutsikou, Theodora Boutsikou, Νikolaos Athanasopoulos, Αntonios Μarmarinos, Dimitrios Gourgiotis, Αriadne Malamitsi-Puchner
OBJECTIVE: Fetal macrosomia is associated with cardiac hypertrophy and increased cardiovascular risk. Cardiac biomarkers may play diagnostic/prognostic role in cardiovascular disease. We tested whether cardiac biomarkers are differentially expressed in cord blood samples of full-term singleton large-for-gestational-age (LGA), as compared to appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) pregnancies. METHODS: Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1), Titin, pentraxin (PTX-3) and soluble CD36 (sCD36) concentrations were determined in 80 cord blood samples from a) LGA pregnancies due to maternal diabetes (n = 8), overweight/obese (n = 11), excessive weight gain (n = 7), without specific pathology (n = 14), b) AGA normal pregnancies (controls, n = 40)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298162/expression-and-significance-of-dendritic-cells-and-th17-treg-in-serum-and-placental-tissues-of-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
#18
Xiang Kong, Yan Kong, Fangyuan Zhang, Tingting Wang, Xiaotong Zhu
PURPOSE: Dendritic cells (DCs) are involved in immune system, which can also regulate the differentiation of T helper 17 (Th17) and regulatory T cells (Treg). DCs and Th17/Treg participate in preeclampsia and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA), but there is still lack of research in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). The aim was to evaluate the expression and significance of CD83(+)DCs, CD1a(+)DCs, interleukin-17 (IL-17) and IL-35 in serum and placental tissues of patients with ICP...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293959/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-postnatal-growth-restriction-in-preterm-infants
#19
Sumru Kavurt, Kıymet Celik
AIM: Preterm infants are often significantly underweight at the time of hospital discharge. Growth impairment during early infancy can have permanent detrimental effects. We aimed to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of postnatal growth restriction (PNGR) in preterm infants. METHODS: This prospective study included 124 preterm infants in neonatal intensive care unit between January 2015 and June 2016. RESULTS: Of 140 preterm infants screened, postnatal growth retardation was detected in 46 babies (36...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288550/four-stages-of-hepatic-hematopoiesis-in-human-embryos-and-fetuses
#20
D Fanni, F Angotzi, F Lai, C Gerosa, G Senes, V Fanos, G Faa
The liver is a major hematopoietic organ during embryonic and fetal development in humans. Its hematopoietic activity starts during the first weeks of gestation and continues until birth. During this period the liver is colonized by undifferentiated hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that gradually differentiate and once mature, enter the circulatory system through the hepatic sinusoids, this process is called hepatic hematopoiesis. The morphology of hepatic hematopoiesis, has been studied in humans through the years, and led to a characterization of all the cell types that make up these phenomena...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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