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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323944/from-pregnancy-to-preeclampsia-a-key-role-for-estrogens
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Nadia Berkane, Philippe Liere, Jean-Paul Oudinet, Alexandre Hertig, Guillaume Lefèvre, Nicola Pluchino, Michael Schumacher, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet
Preeclampsia (PE) results of placental dysfunction and is one of the primary causes of maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. During pregnancy, estrogen is produced primarily in the placenta by conversion of androgen precursors originating from maternal and fetal adrenal glands. These processes lead to increased plasma estrogen concentrations compared to non-pregnant women. Aberrant production of estrogens could play a key role in PE symptoms, since they are exclusively produced by the placenta and they promote angiogenesis and vasodilation...
March 3, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323629/effects-of-levothyroxine-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-thyroid-dysfunction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jia Li, Jie Shen, Lan Qin
Context • Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) in pregnancy can be associated with increased complications in pregnant women and neurocognitive deficits in fetuses. Two recently published meta-analyses investigated the effects of levothyroxine (LT4) supplementation on pregnancy outcomes but did not report adverse complications and neonatal outcomes. Objectives • The study intended to assess the effects of LT4 supplementation in the treatment of pregnant women with thyroid dysfunction. Design • The research team performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Chinese BioMedical Literature Service System, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319175/preeclampsia-in-kidney-transplanted-women-outcomes-and-a-simple-prognostic-risk-score-system
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Guri Baardstu Majak, Anna Varberg Reisæter, Manuela Zucknick, Bjørg Lorentzen, Siri Vangen, Tore Henriksen, Trond Melbye Michelsen
Women pregnant following kidney transplantation are at high risk of preeclampsia. Identifying the effects of preeclampsia on pregnancy outcome and allograft function in kidney transplanted women, and predicting which women will require more targeted follow-up and possible therapeutic intervention, could improve both maternal and neonatal outcome. In this retrospective cohort study of all pregnancies following kidney transplantation in Norway between 1969 and 2013, we used medical records to identify clinical characteristics predictive of preeclampsia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317207/hidden-high-rate-of-preeclampsia-in-twin-compared-to-singleton-pregnancies
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Carla Francisco, David Wright, Zsófia Benkő, Argyro Syngelaki, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To examine the gestational age at delivery with and without preeclampsia (PE) in dichorionic (DC) and monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies and determine the relative risk for total and preterm-PE compared to singleton pregnancies. METHODS: This was a screening study for PE in twin pregnancies undergoing first-trimester combined screening for aneuploidy and subsequently delivering two phenotypically normal live or stillborn babies at ≥24 weeks' gestation...
March 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317131/association-of-shorter-height-with-increased-risk-of-ischaemic-placental-disease
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Kohei Ogawa, Naho Morisaki, Shigeru Saito, Shoji Sato, Takeo Fujiwara, Haruhiko Sago
BACKGROUND: Although adult height is inversely related with the risk of chronic disease, the association between maternal height and ischaemic placental disease remains unclear. METHODS: We used the national, multicentre Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology perinatal database to assess the risk of preeclampsia, placental abruption, and small for gestational age (SGA) births (birthweight < 10th percentile), which together constitute the syndrome 'ischaemic placental disease', in relation to self-reported height in 218 412 women with no underlying diseases before pregnancy, who delivered singletons in 2005-11...
March 20, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314983/dual-cutoff-of-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-in-the-stratification-of-preeclampsia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mutong Zhao, Zhiqing Zhu, Chongdong Liu, Zhenyu Zhang
PURPOSE: To systematically review the approach of using two independent sFlt-1/PlGF cutoffs that has better sensitivity (cutoff-sen) and specificity (cutoff-spe) separately for risk stratification in the detection of preeclampsia. METHODS: PubMed and Embase databases and reference lists were searched up to June 2016. Inclusion criteria were blood samples for sFlt-1/PlGF with separate cutoffs (cutoff-sen and cutoff-spe) provided. Six relevant studies were identified...
March 17, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306539/three-dimensional-power-doppler-of-the-placenta-and-its-clinical-applications
#7
Kelly Yamasato, Ivica Zalud
The aim of this review is to discuss three dimensional (3D) power Doppler of the placenta and its clinical applications. There is a strong clinical need to develop noninvasive, simple and widely available methods of evaluating in vivo placental function to assess fetal wellbeing. While conventional ultrasound is a proven tool in the evaluation of fetal structural anomalies and health, its ability to assess placental function, especially prior to the onset of fetal compromise, is the subject of ongoing investigation...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304315/using-antifibrinolytics-in-the-peripartum-period-concern-for-a-hypercoagulable-effect
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H K Ahmadzia, E L Lockhart, S M Thomas, I J Welsby, M R Hoffman, A H James, A P Murtha, G K Swamy, C A Grotegut
INTRODUCTION: Although antifibrinolytic agents are used to prevent and treat hemorrhage, there are concerns about a potential increased risk for peripartum venous thromboembolism. We sought to determine the impact of tranexamic acid and ɛ-aminocaproic acid on in vitro clotting properties in pregnancy. METHODS: Blood samples was obtained from healthy pregnant, obese, and preeclamptic pregnant women (n = 10 in each group) prior to delivery as well as from healthy non-pregnant controls (n = 10)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301886/geburtshilfe-hypertensive-erkrankungen-in-der-schwangerschaft
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Bigna S Buddeberg, Thierry Girard
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the most common complications in pregnancy. They are associated with a high maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. 99 % of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, but we should not forget that even in highly developed countries mothers still die from the complications of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. This term encompasses chronic hypertension as well as pregnancy specific disorders such as gestational hypertension and preeclampsia...
March 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301493/obstetrician-s-risk-perception-on-the-prescription-of-magnesium-sulfate-in-severe-preeclampsia-and-eclampsia-a-qualitative-study-in-brazil
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Fátima Aparecida Lotufo, Mary Angela Parpinelli, Maria José Osis, Fernanda Garanhani Surita, Maria Laura Costa, José Guilherme Cecatti
INTRODUCTION: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is the drug of choice for the prevention and control of seizures in the management of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia. Several barriers have been identified in the use of MgSO4, especially in low and middle-income settings. OBJECTIVE: To describe the obstetrician's perception on possible reasons for underutilizing magnesium sulfate to treat preeclampsia/eclampsia. METHOD: A qualitative clinical study, based on phenomenological reference by semi-structured interviews and open-ended discussions with obstetricians of the public healthcare system in primary care units (PCU) and referral maternity hospitals (RMH), in a southeastern Brazilian city...
2017: PloS One
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
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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/28296368/-relation-of-red-cell-distribution-width-and-mean-platelet-volume-with-the-severity-of-preeclampsia
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Jesús Antonio Viana-Rojas, Alejandro Rosas-Cabral, Jorge Prieto-Macías, Ma Carmen Terrones-Saldívar, Patricia Arcos-Noguez, Julieta Bermúdez-Gómez, Lidia Estephanie Martínez-Padilla, Darío Alejandro Sandoval-Valdez, Flavio Hernández-González, Leopoldo César Serrano-Díaz
BACKGROUND: It has been established a strong association between the red cell distribution width (RDW) and mean platelet volume (MPV) with hypertension in non-pregnant patients. However, few studies have been performed in patients with preeclampsia, yielding inconsistent results. Our aim is to evaluate the relationship between RDW and MPV with the severity of preeclampsia. METHODS: Analytic cross-sectional study. We include 64 patients with preeclampsia (26 mild, 38 severe) and 70 patients with normotensive pregnancy...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295782/multicenter-screening-for-preeclampsia-by-maternal-factors-and-biomarkers-at-11-13-weeks-gestation-comparison-to-nice-guidelines-and-acog-recommendations
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Neil O' Gorman, David Wright, Liona C Poon, Daniel L Rolnik, Argyro Syngelaki, Mercedes de Alvarado, Ilma F Carbone, Vivien Dutemeyer, Madgalena Fiolna, Alex Frick, Natalia Karagiotis, Sofia Mastrodima, Catalina de Paco Matallana, George Papaioannou, Andrea Pazos, Walter Plasencia, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of screening for preeclampsia (PE) based on risk factors from the medical history, as recommended by NICE and ACOG, with the method proposed by the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF), which uses Bayes theorem to combine the a priori risk from maternal factors, derived by a multivariable logistic model, with the results of various combinations of biophysical and biochemical measurements. METHODS: This was a prospective multicenter study of screening for PE in 8,775 singleton pregnancies at 11-13 weeks' gestation...
March 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295010/-deported-syncytiotrophoblast-and-placental-microparticles-in-the-mother-s-body-during-normal-pregnancy-and-preeclampsia-28-years-later
#14
A P Milovanov, I N Voloshchuk
Over the last 25 years, there has been new evidence for the need to systematize deported placental cells, by identifying 3 groups according to their size, blocking or passing the pulmonary capillaries. In group 1, deported syncytiotrophoblast is a viable multinucleated complexes 100 to 20 µm in diameter. Their common cytoplasm displays β-hCG immunoexpression. After apoptosis of these cells in the lung capillaries, placental bioproducts directly interact with endothelial cell receptors, by contributing to the gestational rearrangement of the woman's body...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294475/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-prevents-hypoxic-trophoblast-induced-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-via-targeting-hmgb1-release
#15
Min Zhao, Yaling Feng, Jianping Xiao, Jie Liang, Yongxiang Yin, Daozhen Chen
Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious blood pressure disorder of pregnancy. Systemic endothelial cell dysfunction, a hallmark of PE, is previously estimated to be induced by hypoxic trophoblast high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1). In the present study, we investigated the protective effect of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS), the soluble form of tanshinone IIA isolated from danshen, against hypoxic trophoblast HMGB1-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) dysfunction. Our results showed that HMGB1 expression and release were significantly decreased in STS-treated hypoxic JEG-3 cells...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294444/effect-of-change-in-posture-on-maternal-functional-hemodynamics-at-35-37-weeks-gestation
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Gavin P Guy, Hua Z Ling, Mirian Machuca, Liona C Poon, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of posture change from the supine to sitting position and before and after passive leg raising on maternal functional hemodynamics in pregnant women at 35-37 weeks' gestation and to compare the changes in pregnancies that subsequently developed preeclampsia (PE) and gestational hypertension (GH) to those who remained normotensive. METHODS: In 3,013 singleton pregnancies at 35-37 weeks' gestation maternal cardiovascular parameters were measured using an automated non-invasive cardiac monitor...
March 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292692/using-critical-flicker-frequency-in-the-evaluation-of-visual-impairment-in-preeclamptic-women
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Marina Maier, Andreas Brückmann, Ekkehard Schleußner, Dietmar Schlembach
OBJECTIVE: To assess critical flicker frequency (CFF) in normal uneventful pregnancy and preeclampsia. STUDY-DESIGN: Case-control observational study at the University Hospital Jena and Outpatient Institute for Prenatal Diagnosis and Preventive Medicine. 25 non-pregnant women, 75 uncomplicated pregnant women in first, second and third trimester, and 15 women with overt preeclampsia. For comparison with preeclamptic patients we matched 15 normal pregnant women (mNP) for age, parity, body mass index, current smoking and family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292619/obesity-and-female-infertility-potential-mediators-of-obesity-s-impact
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REVIEW
Darcy E Broughton, Kelle H Moley
The worldwide upward trend in obesity has been dramatic, now affecting more than 20% of American women of reproductive age. Obesity is associated with many adverse maternal and fetal effects prenatally, but it also exerts a negative influence on female fertility. Obese women are more likely to have ovulatory dysfunction due to dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are also obese demonstrate a more severe metabolic and reproductive phenotype. Obese women have reduced fecundity even when eumenorrheic and demonstrate poorer outcomes with the use of in vitro fertilization...
March 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292473/placental-dimethyl-acetal-fatty-acid-derivatives-are-elevated-in-preeclampsia
#19
M Brien, L Berthiaume, I Rudkowska, P Julien, J F Bilodeau
Preeclampsia (PE) was shown to affect the placental content and the transfer of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to the fetus. Plasmalogens, a type of phospholipids with a vinyl-ether link at the sn-1 position, play an antioxidant role and are specifically enriched in PUFA at the sn-2 position. In this study, we characterized plasmalogen-derived dimethyl acetal (DMA) fatty acid derivatives, 16:0 DMA, 18:0 DMA, 9c-/11c-18:1 DMA and PUFA in the placenta of normotensive (n = 20) and PE (n = 20) pregnancies, according to the sampling site: peri-insertion or periphery...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292472/increased-ndrg1-expression-attenuate-trophoblast-invasion-through-erk-mmp-9-pathway-in-preeclampsia
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Yufen Fu, Jufeng Wei, Xueli Dai, Yuanhua Ye
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of N-myc downstream-regulated gene1(NDRG1)in the placentas of pregnancies complicated with early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia (PE) and its underlying mechanism on the pathophysiology of PE. METHODS: The expressions of NDRG-1 in placentas of pregnancies complicated with early-onset PE and late-onset PE were detected using immunohistochemistry, western blot assays and fluorescence quantitative PCR...
March 2017: Placenta
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