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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896247/uterine-rupture-in-pregnancies-following-myomectomy-a-multicenter-case-series
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Hee-Sun Kim, Soo-Young Oh, Suk-Joo Choi, Hyun-Soo Park, Geum-Joon Cho, Jin-Hoon Chung, Yong-Soo Seo, Sun-Young Jung, Jung-Eun Kim, Su-Hyun Chae, Han-Sung Hwang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case series was to retrospectively examine records of cases with uterine rupture in pregnancies following myomectomy and to describe the clinical features and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: This study was conducted as a multicenter case series. The patient databases at 7 tertiary hospitals were queried. Records of patients with a diagnosis of uterine rupture in the pregnancy following myomectomy between January 2012 and December 2014 were retrospectively collected...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893080/travel-associated-zika-virus-disease-acquired-in-the-americas-through-february-2016-a-geosentinel-analysis
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Davidson H Hamer, Kira A Barbre, Lin H Chen, Martin P Grobusch, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Abraham Goorhuis, Perry J J van Genderen, Israel Molina, Hilmir Asgeirsson, Phyllis E Kozarsky, Eric Caumes, Stefan H Hagmann, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Gilles Eperon, Elizabeth D Barnett, Emmanuel Bottieau, Andrea K Boggild, Philippe Gautret, Noreen A Hynes, Susan Kuhn, R Ryan Lash, Karin Leder, Michael Libman, Denis J M Malvy, Cecilia Perret, Camilla Rothe, Eli Schwartz, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Martin S Cetron, Douglas H Esposito
Background: Zika virus has spread rapidly in the Americas and has been imported into many nonendemic countries by travelers. Objective: To describe clinical manifestations and epidemiology of Zika virus disease in travelers exposed in the Americas. Design: Descriptive, using GeoSentinel records. Setting: 63 travel and tropical medicine clinics in 30 countries. Patients: Ill returned travelers with a confirmed, probable, or clinically suspected diagnosis of Zika virus disease seen between January 2013 and 29 February 2016...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871127/effect-of-maternal-position-on-fetal-behavioural-state-and-heart-rate-variability-in-healthy-late-gestation-pregnancy
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Peter Stone, Wendy Burgess, Jordan McIntyre, Alistair Gunn, Christopher Lear, Laura Bennet, Edwin Mitchell, John Thompson
BACKGROUND: Fetal behavioural states (FBS) are measures of fetal wellbeing. In acute hypoxemia, the human fetus adapts to a lower oxygen consuming state with changes in the cardiotocograph and reduced fetal activity. Recent studies of late gestation stillbirth described the importance of sleep position in the risk of intrauterine death. We designed this study to assess the effects of different maternal positions on FBS in healthy late gestation pregnancies under controlled conditions...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865347/gestational-food-restriction-decreases-placental-interleukin-10-expression-and-markers-of-autophagy-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-murine-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Alison Chu, Shanthie Thamotharan, Amit Ganguly, Madhuri Wadehra, Matteo Pellegrini, Sherin U Devaskar
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) affects up to 10% of pregnancies and often results in short- and long-term sequelae for offspring. The mechanisms underlying IUGR are poorly understood, but it is known that healthy placentation is essential for nutrient provision to fuel fetal growth, and is regulated by immunologic inputs. We hypothesized that in pregnancy, maternal food restriction (FR) resulting in IUGR would decrease the overall immunotolerant milieu in the placenta, leading to increased cellular stress and death...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859836/outcome-in-monochorionic-twin-pregnancies-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-according-to-the-umbilical-artery-doppler-pattern-of-the-smaller-twin-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Danilo Buca, Giorgio Pagani, Giuseppe Rizzo, Alessandra Familiari, Maria Elena Flacco, Lamberto Manzoli, Marco Liberati, Francesco Fanfani, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco D'Antonio
OBJECTIVE: To explore the outcome of monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies affected by selective intra-uterine growth restriction (sIUGR) according to the umbilical artery Doppler pattern of the smaller twin. METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cinhal and ClinicalTrials.gov databases (2000-2016) were searched. sIUGR was defined as the presence of one twin with estimated fetal weight and/or abdominal circumference less than 10(th) or 5(th) percentile and classified according to the umbilical artery Doppler flow pattern of the smaller twin (type I: persistently positive, type II: persistently absent/reversed, type III: intermittently absent/reversed)...
November 18, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858228/prenatal-diagnosis-of-abnormal-umbilical-cord-insertion-a-rare-case-of-furcate-insertion
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Yasuyuki Fujita, Yasuo Yumoto, Kiyoko Kato
Furcate insertion (FI) is an extremely rare abnormality of umbilical cord insertion. One of the complications associated with FI is hemorrhage from the umbilical vein at the site of FI of the umbilical cord, which can cause sudden intrauterine fetal death. Because of its rarity, no prenatal diagnosis of FI has been reported. A 31-year-old woman at 34 weeks' gestation was referred to us for suspected abnormal cord insertion. Ultrasonography showed normal fetal growth and amniotic fluid volume, with no fetal anomalies...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829883/hepatic-capsular-rupture-in-pregnancy
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Charlotte J Frise, Peyton Davis, Graham Barker, Douglas Wilkinson, Lucy Mackillop
The syndrome of haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets is a rare condition specific to pregnancy, affecting approximately 5-20% of all pre-eclamptic pregnancies. Described here is a woman in her first pregnancy, who experienced an intrauterine death following a significant hepatic haematoma and capsular rupture, in the absence of classical clinical features suggestive of pre-eclampsia. The events that followed suggested haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets syndrome as the likely diagnosis...
December 2016: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821667/obeticholic-acid-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-fetal-death-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-through-its-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Yuan-Hua Chen, Xiao-Guang Hu, Yan Zhou, Zhen Yu, Lin Fu, Gui-Bin Zhang, Qing-Li Bo, Hua Wang, Cheng Zhang, De-Xiang Xu
Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is expressed in human and rodent placentas. Nevertheless, its function remains obscure. This study investigated the effects of obeticholic acid (OCA), a novel synthetic FXR agonist, on LPS-induced fetal death and intrauterine growth restriction. All pregnant mice except controls were i.p. injected with LPS (100 μg/kg) daily from gestational day (GD) 15 to GD17. Some pregnant mice were orally administered with OCA (5 mg/kg) daily from GD13 to GD17. As expected, placental FXR signaling was activated by OCA...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819333/novel-toll-like-receptor-4-antagonist-naloxone-protects-mice-from-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth
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Peck Yin Chin, Camilla L Dorian, Mark R Hutchinson, David M Olson, Kenner C Rice, Lachlan M Moldenhauer, Sarah A Robertson
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activation by bacterial infection, or by sterile inflammatory insult is a primary trigger of spontaneous preterm birth. Here we utilize mouse models to investigate the efficacy of a novel small molecule TLR4 antagonist, (+)-naloxone, the non-opioid isomer of the opioid receptor antagonist (-)-naloxone, in infection-associated preterm birth. Treatment with (+)-naloxone prevented preterm delivery and alleviated fetal demise in utero elicited by i.p. LPS administration in late gestation...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807913/retained-fertilizing-capability-in-cryopreserved-feline-spermatozoa
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K Chatdarong
Sperm cryopreservation offers a long-term preservation of male genetic materials for future assisted reproductive technologies. However, dramatic changes in temperature during freezing and thawing injure sperm cells. While motility is essential for AI and membrane integrity is crucial for in vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm DNA integrity is a common index of fertilizing capability required for AI, IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In endangered felids died unexpectedly, attempts have been made to recover as many DNA intact spermatozoa as possible from epididymis and testis to increase the opportunity to produce offspring in future...
November 3, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807866/a-jordanian-family-with-three-sisters-apparently-homozygous-for-m-k-and-evidence-for-clinical-significance-of-antibodies-produced-by-m-k-m-k-individuals
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Nour Al-Huda Al-Jada
BACKGROUND: The rare M(k) M(k) phenotype is the result of a deletion of the coding regions of both GYPA and GYPB. Red blood cells (RBCs) of individuals homozygous for the rare M(k) gene lack all MNS blood group antigens and have no glycophorin A or glycophorin B. This phenotype is extremely rare and only four families have been reported. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman was referred for assessment of recurrent early neonatal deaths. She was found to be apparently homozygous for M(k) ...
November 3, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795833/timing-and-cause-of-perinatal-mortality-for-small-for-gestational-age-babies-in-south-africa-critical-periods-and-challenges-with-detection
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Tina Lavin, David B Preen, Robert Pattinson
BACKGROUND: Little information exists on timing and cause of death for small-for-gestational-age (SGA) babies in low-and-middle-income-countries (LMICs), despite evidence from high-income countries suggesting critical periods for SGA babies. This study explored the timing and cause of stillbirth and early neonatal mortality (END, <7 days) by small-for-gestational age in three provinces in South Africa. In South Africa, the largest category of perinatal deaths is unexplained stillbirth, of which up to one-quarter have intra-uterine growth restriction...
2016: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794570/limiting-the-exposure-of-select-fetuses-to-intrauterine-infection-inflammation-improves-short-term-neonatal-outcomes-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Karen L Archabald, Irina A Buhimschi, Mert O Bahtiyar, Antonette T Dulay, Sonya S Abdel-Razeq, Christian M Pettker, Heather S Lipkind, John T Hardy, Megan E McCarthy, Guomao Zhao, Vineet Bhandari, Catalin S Buhimschi
BACKGROUND: To improve neonatal outcomes in pregnancies at heightened risk for early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), there is a need to identify fetuses that benefit from expectant management as opposed to early delivery. Detectable haptoglobin and haptoglobin-related protein (Hp&HpRP switch-on status) in cord blood has been proposed as a biomarker of antenatal exposure to intra-amniotic infection and/or inflammation (IAI), an important determinant of EONS. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We analyzed 185 singleton newborns delivered secondary to preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM)...
October 29, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787388/hydrocephalus-secondary-to-chemotherapy-in-a-case-of-prenatally-diagnosed-giant-immature-grade-3-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ioan Sarbu, Demetra Socolov, Razvan Socolov, Ingrith Miron, Mioara Trandafirescu, Smaranda Diaconescu, Carmen Iulia Ciongradi
INTRODUCTION: Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a rare tumor in the general population, arising from multipotent stem cells. Whereas most of the cases diagnosed postnatally have good prognosis, the rate of mortality and morbidities associated with prenatally diagnosed SCT remain high, with a reported mortality rate of 30% to 50%. The outcome of fetal SCT can be unpredictable, with some cases with slow growth during fetal life, whereas others grow rapidly, causing multiple complications; also, some of these tumor will develop triggering fetal (preterm delivery, high-output cardiac failure, hydrops fetalis, intrauterine death) or maternal complications (distocia, placentomegaly, maternal mirror syndrome-preeclampsia)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781326/organ-weights-and-ratios-for-postmortem-identification-of-fetal-growth-restriction-utility-and-confounding-factors
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, I Jeffrey, A E Heazell, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: The postmortem fetal brain:liver weight ratio is commonly used as a marker of nutrition for diagnosis of fetal growth restriction (FGR). However, there are limited data regarding the effects of intrauterine retention, fetal maceration and postmortem interval on organ weights and their ratios at autopsy. Our aims were to examine the relationships between gestational-age-adjusted and sex-adjusted fetal organ weights at autopsy, cause of intrauterine death and effects of intrauterine retention, and to determine whether the brain:liver weight ratio is a reliable marker of FGR in intrauterine death...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781322/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-contemporary-demographic-features-of-1000-cases-from-an-urban-population
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, A E Heazell, I Jeffrey, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: Of 780 000 births annually in the UK, around 3300 are stillborn, a rate of approximately 4 per 1000 births. Traditional epidemiological associations are based on historic data. The aim of this study was to document contemporary demographic findings in a large series of > 1000 deaths in utero in London and compare these with national datasets. METHODS: From a dedicated database, including > 400 data fields per case, of fetal, infant and pediatric autopsies performed at Great Ormond Street Hospital and St George's Hospital, London, we extracted information on all intrauterine deaths, excluding terminations of pregnancy, from 2005 to 2013, inclusive...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781321/effects-of-intrauterine-retention-and-postmortem-interval-on-body-weight-following-intrauterine-death-implications-for-assessment-of-fetal-growth-restriction-at-autopsy
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, A E Heazell, S Levine, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVE: According to the classification system used, 15-60% of stillbirths remain unexplained, despite undergoing recommended autopsy examination, with variable attribution of fetal growth restriction (FGR) as a cause of death. Distinguishing small-for-gestational age (SGA) from pathological FGR is a challenge at postmortem examination. This study uses data from a large, well-characterized series of intrauterine death autopsies to investigate the effects of secondary changes such as fetal maceration, intrauterine retention and postmortem interval on body weight...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781319/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-role-of-routine-histopathological-placental-findings-to-determine-cause-of-death
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, A E Heazell, M Ashworth, I Jeffrey, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: Placental abnormalities are a common cause of death in stillbirth, ranking second only to unexplained deaths, though there is wide variation in the proportion attributed to placental disease. In clinical practice, interpretation of the significance of placental findings is difficult, since many placental features in stillbirths overlap with those in live births. Our aim was to examine objectively classified placental findings from a series of > 1000 autopsies following intrauterine death in order to evaluate the role of placental histological examination in determining the cause of death...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781317/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-factors-affecting-determination-of-cause-of-death-at-autopsy
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, A E Heazell, M Ashworth, S Levine, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: There have been several attempts to classify cause of death (CoD) in stillbirth; however, all such systems are subjective, allowing for observer bias and making comparisons between systems challenging. This study aimed to examine factors relating to determination of CoD using a large dataset from two specialist centers in which observer bias had been reduced by classifying findings objectively and assigning CoD based on predetermined criteria. METHODS: Detailed autopsy reports from intrauterine deaths in the second and third trimesters during 2005-2013 were reviewed and findings entered into a specially designed database, in which CoD was assigned using predefined objective criteria...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781316/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-role-of-routine-histological-organ-sampling-to-determine-cause-of-death
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, L Judge-Kronis, S Levine, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines for the investigation of intrauterine death and sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) recommend, based on expert opinion, autopsy procedures and tissue sampling strategies for histological analysis. Although stillbirth is much more common than SUDI, there have been no large-scale studies published which evaluate the usefulness of histological evaluation of specific organs in stillbirth for determining cause of death. Our aim was to evaluate the use of macroscopic and microscopic assessment of internal organs to determine cause of intrauterine death...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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