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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398928/anesthetic-management-of-mitochondrial-encephalopathy-with-lactic-acidosis-and-stroke-like-episodes-melas-syndrome-in-a-high-risk-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Josh D Bell, Kushlin Higgie, Mital Joshi, Joshua Rucker, Sahar Farzi, Naveed Siddiqui
MELAS syndrome (mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like symptoms) is a rare and complex mitochondrial disorder. We present the in-hospital course of a 36-year-old gravida 2, para 0 with MELAS syndrome and severe preeclampsia, complicated by hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and diabetes. A retained placenta with postpartum hemorrhage required urgent instrumental delivery under spinal anesthesia, transfusion, and intensive care unit admission for pulmonary edema, effusions, and atelectasis. Postpartum endometritis and sepsis also were encountered...
April 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397655/-liver-failure-in-neonatal-children-is-a-diagnostic-challenge
#2
Heidi Smedegaard, Vibeke Brix Christensen, Morten Hanefeld Dziegiel, Marianne Hørby Jørgensen
This case report presents a newborn boy with hypoglycaemia, anaemia, jaundice and severe coagulopathy during the first day of his life, imitating sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. One week after the birth he was diagnosed with acute liver failure due to gestational alloimmune liver disease (GALD). Despite the fact that GALD is rare, it must be suspected in all unexplained stillborn children and infants with severe liver disease. If diagnosed, it is possible to prevent death and severe liver failure in future newborns by treating the affected women with immunoglobulin during pregnancy...
March 27, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383376/successful-continuation-of-pregnancy-after-treatment-of-group-a-streptococci-sepsis
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Ali Alhousseini, Mia E Layne, Bernard Gonik, David Bryant, Sanjay Patwardhan, Manasi Patwardhan
BACKGROUND: Invasive group A streptococci infections in pregnancy have historically led to severe maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. We are reporting a rare and novel case of successful treatment of third-trimester group A streptococci infection with early, aggressive intervention and maintenance of the pregnancy to term. CASE: A 35 year old woman initially presented with fever, flu-like symptoms, and preterm contractions at 34 weeks of gestation. She demonstrated signs of early stages of septic shock, ultimately attributed to group A streptococci bacteremia...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355654/experience-of-point-of-care-devices-in-obstetrical-care
#4
Ove Karlsson
During pregnancy and puerperium, there are pronounced hemostatic changes characterized by increased coagulability and decreased fibrinolysis. In addition, hemostasis can change dramatically during obstetric complications. Several reports have described substandard management of hemostatic defects in this setting and state the need for guidelines and better care. Point-of-care devices can assess hemostatic status and are especially suitable in perioperative settings. Using point-of-care devices, no time is required for transportation, allowing faster availability of results and providing potential for better care of the patient...
March 29, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300896/lucio-s-phenomenon-exuberant-case-report-and-review-of-brazilian-cases
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Rafael Henrique Rocha, Paulo Sergio Emerich, Lucia Martins Diniz, Marcela Bahia Barretto de Oliveira, Aline Neves Freitas Cabral, Ana Cristina Vervloet do Amaral
Lucio's phenomenon is an uncommon reaction characterized by severe necrotizing cutaneous lesions that occurs in patients with Lucio's leprosy and lepromatous leprosy. It is considered by some authors as a variant of type 2 or 3 reaction. Death can occur because of blood dyscrasia or sepsis. Precipitating factors include infections, drugs and pregnancy. We report a 31-year-old female patient exhibiting both clinical and histopathological features of lepromatous leprosy and Lucio's phenomenon presenting favorable response to treatment...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267444/a-multicenter-prospective-study-of-neonatal-outcomes-at-less-than-32-weeks-associated-with-indications-for-maternal%C3%A2-admission-and-delivery
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Thomas J Garite, C Andrew Combs, Kimberly Maurel, Anita Das, Kevin Huls, Richard Porreco, Dale Reisner, George Lu, Melissa Bush, Bruce Morris, April Bleich
BACKGROUND: Counseling for patients with impending premature delivery traditionally has been based primarily on the projected gestational age at delivery. There are limited data regarding how the indications for the preterm birth affect the neonatal outcome and whether this issue should be taken into account in decisions regarding management and patient counseling. OBJECTIVE: We performed a prospective study of pregnancies resulting in premature delivery at less than 32 weeks to determine the influence of both the indications for admission and their associated indications for delivery on neonatal mortality and complications of prematurity...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252305/-analysis-of-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-in-slovak-republic-in-the-years-2007-2012
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M Korbeľ, A Krištúfková, M Dugátová, J Daniš, B Némethová, P Kaščák, Z Nižňanská
OBJECTIVE: Analysis of maternal morbidity and mortality in Slovak Republic (SR) in the years 2007-2012. DESIGN: Epidemiological perinatological nation-wide. SETTINGS: 1st Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics School of Medicine, Comenius University and University Hospital, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. METHODS: The analysis of selected maternal morbidity and mortality data prospective collected in the years 2007-2012 from all obstetrics hospitals in the Slovak Republic...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179384/a-complicated-multisystem-flare-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-during-pregnancy
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Philip Webster, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Liz Lightstone
We report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a young woman who became pregnant amid a severe flare. She continued to have active disease in the face of aggressive treatments complicated by several side effects of immunosuppressive drugs including recurrent sepsis and gestational diabetes. Her fetus was at risk for congenital heart block during the second and third trimesters. Despite an extremely guarded prognosis, she delivered a healthy baby girl. This case highlights the complexities of SLE management during pregnancy...
February 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128518/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-women-with-severe-early-onset-pre-eclampsia-before-26-weeks-of-gestation-a-case-series
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M F van Oostwaard, L van Eerden, M W de Laat, J J Duvekot, Jjhm Erwich, Kwm Bloemenkamp, A C Bolte, Jpf Bosma, S V Koenen, R F Kornelisse, B Rethans, P van Runnard Heimel, Hcj Scheepers, W Ganzevoort, Bwj Mol, C J de Groot, Ipm Gaugler-Senden
OBJECTIVE: To describe the maternal and neonatal outcomes and prolongation of pregnancies with severe early onset pre-eclampsia before 26 weeks of gestation. DESIGN: Nationwide case series. SETTING: All Dutch tertiary perinatal care centres. POPULATION: All women diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia who delivered between 22 and 26 weeks of gestation in a tertiary perinatal care centre in the Netherlands, between 2008 and 2014...
January 27, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095812/maternal-sepsis-complicating-arabin-cervical-pessary-placement-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-birth-a-case-report
#10
Begoña Martinez de Tejada
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery is a major health problem and contributes to more than 50% of all neonatal and infant deaths. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in the use of cervical pessaries as a safe and effective intervention with few maternal side-effects for the prevention of preterm birth in both single and twin pregnancies. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old gravida 5, para 1 (previous preterm birth at 24 weeks) patient with an in vitro fertilization twin pregnancy had an Arabin cervical pessary placed at 19 weeks of pregnancy due to the presence of cervical funneling identified by ultrasound screening...
January 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072390/a-molecular-portrait-of-maternal-sepsis-from-byzantine-troy
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Alison M Devault, Tatum D Mortimer, Andrew Kitchen, Henrike Kiesewetter, Jacob M Enk, G Brian Golding, John Southon, Melanie Kuch, Ana T Duggan, William Aylward, Shea N Gardner, Jonathan E Allen, Andrew M King, Gerard Wright, Makoto Kuroda, Kengo Kato, Derek Eg Briggs, Gino Fornaciari, Edward C Holmes, Hendrik N Poinar, Caitlin S Pepperell
Pregnancy complications are poorly represented in the archeological record, despite their importance in contemporary and ancient societies. While excavating a Byzantine cemetery in Troy, we discovered calcified abscesses among a woman's remains. Scanning electron microscopy of the tissue revealed 'ghost cells', resulting from dystrophic calcification, which preserved ancient maternal, fetal and bacterial DNA of a severe infection, likely chorioamnionitis. Gardnerella vaginalis and Staphylococcus saprophyticus dominated the abscesses...
January 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013100/the-impact-of-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-on-obstetric-conditions-a-review
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REVIEW
Hannah M Sebitloane, Dhayendre Moodley
HIV is the leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in resource constrained countries. Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) initiated in pregnancy has now almost eliminated mother to child transmission of the virus, and is beginning to show the desired effect of reducing HIV related maternal mortality. By modulating host immunological responses HAART has the potential to alter infections during pregnancy, in addition to modifying clinical conditions such as preeclampsia. There is increasing evidence of the benefits of HAART given to pregnant women, however there is paucity of data that distinguishes HIV or HAART as the cause or exacerbation of pre-existing medical conditions or conditions specific to pregnancy...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926655/maternal-morbidity-after-previable-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Alexis Panzer, Matthew R Grace, Marcela C Smid, J Adeolu Keku, Catherine J Vladutiu, Kim A Boggess, Tracy A Manuck
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for maternal morbidity after previable prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of singleton and twin pregnancies complicated by previable PROM (14.0-22.9 weeks of gestation) at a single tertiary care referral institution, 2000-2015. Pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies, previable PROM within 2 weeks of chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis, and those with contraindications to expectant management (eg, chorioamnionitis) were excluded...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908330/sepsis-in-special-populations
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REVIEW
Matthew P Borloz, Khalief E Hamden
Sepsis is recognized by the presence of physiologic and laboratory changes that reflect the inflammatory response to infection on cellular and systemic levels. Comorbid conditions, such as cirrhosis, end-stage renal disease, and obesity, alter patients' susceptibility to infection and their response to it once present. Baseline changes in vital signs and chronic medications often mask clues to the severity of illness. The physiologic, hematologic, and biochemical adjustments that accompany pregnancy and the puerperium introduce similar challenges...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899925/increased-risk-of-group-b-streptococcus-invasive-infection-in-hiv-exposed-but-uninfected-infants-a-review-of-the-evidence-and-possible-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Nicolas Dauby, Mustapha Chamekh, Pierrette Melin, Amy L Slogrove, Tessa Goetghebuer
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a major cause of neonatal sepsis and mortality worldwide. Studies from both developed and developing countries have shown that HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) infants are at increased risk of infectious morbidity, as compared to HIV-unexposed uninfected infants (HUU). A higher susceptibility to GBS infections has been reported in HEU infants, particularly late-onset diseases and more severe manifestations of GBS diseases. We review here the possible explanations for increased susceptibility to GBS infection...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885296/outcome-of-twin-deliveries-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-eastern-nepal
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S Chaudhary, R R Singh, G S Shah, J Agrawal, S Kafle, L Shah
BACKGROUND: Twins, compared to singletons, have higher perinatal mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to describe the twinning rate, epidemiological variables and hospital outcome of twin deliveries and to find out ways of better management of twins in our part. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of the outcome of 92 twin pregnancies during one year study period (1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014) was conducted at BPKIHS. Twins delivered within the institution were included but cases less than 28 weeks gestation were excluded...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780154/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-expectant-management-of-preterm-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-before-viability
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Winnie Huiyan Sim, Edward Araujo Júnior, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Penelope Marie Sheehan
AIM: To assess the contemporary maternal and neonatal outcomes following expectant management of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) prior to 24 weeks' gestation and to identify prognostic indicators of this morbid presentation. METHODS: We performed a systematic review in the Pubmed and EMBASE databases to identify the primary (perinatal mortality, severe neonatal morbidity and serious maternal morbidity) and secondary (neonatal survival and morbidity) outcomes following expectant management of previable PPROM...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721728/spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-and-anasarca-in-a-female-patient-with-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-complicated-by-respiratory-and-kidney-failure
#18
Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Muhammad Salman Ghazni, Jackson Tan, Nazish Naseer, Muhammad Ashhad Ullah Khalil
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) was first described in 1960. It may occur as a complication of gonadotropin hormone therapy during assisted pregnancy or for primary infertility. A 26-year-old female patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome and primary infertility was treated to conceive. She received intravenous gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) along with follicle-stimulating hormone in an outside private clinic. She presented to the emergency department with abdominal and chest pain, loose stool, vomiting, shortness of breath and decreasing urine output...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651571/study-of-obstetric-admissions-to-the-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#19
Ashakiran T Rathod, K V Malini
PURPOSE: To analyze obstetric admissions to intensive care unit and to identify the risk factors responsible for intensive care admission. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of all obstetric cases admitted to the intensive care unit over a period of 3 years. Data were collected from case records. The risk factors responsible for ICU admission were analyzed. RESULTS: There were 765 obstetric admissions to ICU accounting for 1.24 % of all deliveries...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617671/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-promote-hypercoagulability-in-patients-with-sepsis
#20
Shuofei Yang, Haozhe Qi, Kejia Kan, Jiaquan Chen, Hui Xie, Xiangjiang Guo, Lan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Patients with sepsis commonly exhibit a hypercoagulability with high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are found to trigger inflammation and coagulation. We aim to determine whether NETs promoted the hypercoagulability and early anticoagulation reduced NETs releasing during sepsis. METHODS: In this prospective study, septic patients between September 2013 and June 2015 were included. Patients of age <18 years, acute organ failure, pregnancy, coagulation disorders, receiving anticoagulation before admission were excluded...
February 2017: Shock
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