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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222458/purls-steroids-during-late-preterm-labor-better-later-than-never
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REVIEW
Corey Lyon, Jennifer K Bello
Steroids--even when administered in the last leg of the late preterm period--still reduce the likelihood of respiratory complications in newborns.
February 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219359/congenital-tuberculosis-in-an-extremely-preterm-infant-conceived-after-in-vitro-fertilization-case-report
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Veronica Samedi, Stephen K Field, Essa Al Awad, Gregory Ratcliffe, Kamran Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Congenital tuberculosis is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. The diagnosis is often delayed, especially in preterm neonates because of the non-specific clinical presentation and the lack of awareness of maternal disease prior to pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of congenital tuberculosis in an infant born at 24 weeks of gestation to a mother who presented with uncontrolled seizures during preterm labor. Maternal diagnosis was initially made by placental pathology, and later confirmed by isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in urine, gastric aspirates and sputum...
February 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217686/pregnancy-related-osteoporosis-and-spinal-fractures
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Ka Yeong Yun, Si Eun Han, Seung Chul Kim, Jong Kil Joo, Kyu Sup Lee
Pregnancy-related osteoporosis is a very rare condition characterized by the occurrence of fracture during pregnancy or the puerperium. Despite its relative rarity, it can be a dangerous condition that causes severe back pain, height loss and disability. Normal physiologic changes during pregnancy, genetic or racial difference, obstetrical history and obstetrical disease, such as preterm labor or pregnancy-induced hypertension, are presumed risk factors of pregnancy-related osteooporosis. However, exact etiology and pathogenesis are uncertain...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217556/group-b-streptococcus-induces-neutrophil-recruitment-to-gestational-tissues-and-elaboration-of-extracellular-traps-and-nutritional-immunity
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Vishesh Kothary, Ryan S Doster, Lisa M Rogers, Leslie A Kirk, Kelli L Boyd, Joann Romano-Keeler, Kathryn P Haley, Shannon D Manning, David M Aronoff, Jennifer A Gaddy
Streptococcus agalactiae, or Group B Streptococcus (GBS), is a gram-positive bacterial pathogen associated with infection during pregnancy and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates. Infection of the extraplacental membranes surrounding the developing fetus, a condition known as chorioamnionitis, is characterized histopathologically by profound infiltration of polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs, neutrophils) and greatly increases the risk for preterm labor, stillbirth, or neonatal GBS infection...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216926/urological-disorders-and-pregnancy-an-overall-experience
#5
Debasmita Mandal, Mriganka Mouli Saha, Dillip Kumar Pal
AIM: Pregnancy is an anatomical and physiological altered state and the presence of various urological problems not only aggravates the disease itself, but also results in unfavourable pregnancy outcome. Aim is to highlight obstetric outcome in pregnant women with urological problems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Longitudinal prospective cohort study conducted in tertiary care hospital, IPGME and R, Kolkata from Jan 2011 to Dec 2012. All pregnant women with urological problems were included as subjects...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209491/the-preterm-cervix-reveals-a-transcriptomic-signature-in-the-presence-of-premature-pre-labor-rupture-of-membranes
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Sofia Makieva, Aurelija Dubicke, Sara F Rinaldi, Emma Fransson, Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg, Jane E Norman
BACKGROUND: Premature Pre-labor Rupture of Fetal Membranes (PPROM) accounts for 30% of all premature births and is associated with detrimental long-term infant outcomes. Premature cervical remodeling, facilitated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), may trigger rupture at the zone of the fetal membranes overlying the cervix. The similarities and differences underlying cervical remodeling in PPROM and spontaneous preterm labor with intact membranes (PTL) are unexplored. OBJECTIVES: We aimed a) to perform the first transcriptomic assessment of the preterm human cervix to identify differences between PPROM and PTL and b) to compare the enzymatic activities of MMP-2 and 9 between PPROM and PTL...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187059/clinical-and-microbiologic-characteristics-of-early-onset-sepsis-among-vlbw-infants-opportunities-for-antibiotic-stewardship
#7
Sagori Mukhopadhyay, Karen M Puopolo
BACKGROUND: Most very-low birth weight (birth weight <1500 grams, VLBW) infants receive empiric antibiotics for risk of early-onset sepsis (EOS). The objective of this study was to determine the characteristics of VLBW infants with culture-confirmed EOS at a single center during 25 years, to identify opportunities for antibiotic stewardship. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including VLBW infants admitted from 1990-2015. EOS was defined as isolation of a pathogen in blood or cerebrospinal fluid culture obtained < 72 hours of age...
February 9, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170341/the-effects-of-antenatal-glucocorticoid-exposure-on-fetal-and-neonatal-skin-maturation
#8
Deanne August, Yogavijayan Kandasamy
AIMS: The use of antenatal glucocorticoids in women with preterm labor has dramatically improved outcomes for premature infants. The most commonly used antenatal glucocorticoids are betamethasone and dexamethasone. Glucocorticoids accelerate fetal lung growth by several mechanisms, including the maturation of type II pneumocytes enabling surfactant production. Furthermore, the lipids in the lung share similarity with those in the skin. Therefore, antenatal administration of glucocorticoids may have effects on the structure and function of the developing epidermal barrier in fetuses and neonates...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168779/impact-of-risk-factors-for-perinatal-events-in-japan-introduction-of-a-newly-created-perinatal-event-score
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Yoshio Matsuda, Kemal Sasaki, Kaoru Kakinuma, Toshiyuki Kakinuma, Miki Tagawa, Ken Imai, Hiroaki Nonaka, Michitaka Ohwada, Shoji Satoh
AIM: A cohort study was performed to clarify the influence of risk factors on perinatal events (obstetric complications and/or perinatal deaths). METHODS: This cohort study reviewed 395 785 births from 2011 to 2013. Women with singleton pregnancies delivered after 22 weeks of gestation were included. The OR were determined on multivariate analysis. The perinatal event score (PES) for risk factors, which is the product of the OR of risk factors for obstetric complications, OR of risk factors for perinatal death, and OR of obstetric complications for perinatal death, was introduced to clarify the impact of each risk combination...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167848/amniotic-fluid-infection-in-preterm-pregnancies-with-intact-membranes
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Tarja Myntti, Leena Rahkonen, Irmeli Nupponen, Anu Pätäri-Sampo, Minna Tikkanen, Timo Sorsa, Juuso Juhila, Sture Andersson, Jorma Paavonen, Vedran Stefanovic
Introduction. Intra-amniotic infection (IAI) is a major cause of preterm labor and adverse neonatal outcome. We evaluated amniotic fluid (AF) proteolytic cascade forming biomarkers in relation to microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and IAI in preterm pregnancies with intact membranes. Material and Methods. Amniocentesis was made to 73 women with singleton pregnancies; 27 with suspected IAI; and 46 controls. AF biomarkers were divided into three cascades: Cascade 1: matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8), MMP-9, myeloperoxidase (MPO), and interleukin-6; Cascade 2: neutrophil elastase (HNE), elafin, and MMP-9; Cascade 3: MMP-2, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), MMP-8/TIMP-1 molar ratio, and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166960/effects-of-zd7288-a-hyperpolarization-activated-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-hcn-channel-blocker-on-term-pregnant-rat-uterine-contractility-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Mohammed Alotaibi, Karima Kahlat, Taoufik Nedjadi, Laiche Djouhri
The uterus is a myogenic organ that is able to produce discrete spontaneous action potentials and contractions without any stimuli. Myometrial excitability is governed by ion channels including Ca(+2) and K(+) channels, but whether or not other channels such as hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels, which play an important role in regulating cellular excitability, are also involved has not been reported in uterine smooth muscles. The aim of the present study was to examine whether blocking HCN channels with a specific blocker ZD7288 would modulate the uterine contractility in a rat model...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165444/correlation-between-cervical-infection-and-preterm-labor
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Larisa Mešić Ðogić, Nenad Lučić, Dragana Mićić, Feđa Omeragić, Enes Hodžić, Seid Fazlagić, Refka Kovač, Nevenka Pavlović
Aim To investigate a correlation between cervical canal infection and imminent preterm labor and to identify most frequent pathogens. Methods A prospective study was conducted in obstetrics/gynecology departments of Health Center and the University Clinical Center Tuzla, and General Hospital Tešanj (Bosnia and Herzegovina, B&H) between October 2013 and May 2014. An examined group included 50 healthy pregnant women with singleton pregnancy of the gestation age between the 28th and 37th week, with cervical changes that are related to imminent preterm labor...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157826/impact-of-age-at-conization-on-obstetrical-outcome-a-case-control-study
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Julien Chevreau, Antonin Mercuzot, Arthur Foulon, Chirstophe Attencourt, Fabrice Sergent, Ségolène Lanta, Jean Gondry
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess whether an age younger than 25 years at conization affected future pregnancy outcome as an independent factor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of 115 women who underwent both loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and subsequent pregnancy follow-up in a referral center was conducted. Two groups were considered: patients younger than 25 years at the time of LEEP (n = 42) and 25 years or older (n = 73)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151804/pregnancy-loss-in-women-with-von-willebrand-disease-a-single-center-pilot-study
#14
Leslie Skeith, Natalia Rydz, Maeve O'Beirne, Dawn Goodyear, Haocheng Li, Man-Chiu Poon
The risk of pregnancy loss in von Willebrand disease (VWD) has been inconsistently reported. Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a known regulator of angiogenesis, so has the potential to affect placental function. We sought to determine the risk of pregnancy loss and placenta-mediated pregnancy complications in women with VWD, compared with women without VWD. Women with VWD followed in the Southern Alberta Rare Blood and Bleeding Disorders Clinic were invited to participate in a questionnaire (February-June 2014)...
February 1, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148450/is-an-episode-of-suspected-preterm-labor-that-subsequently-leads-to-a-term-delivery-benign
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EDITORIAL
Roberto Romero, Offer Erez, Eli Maymon, Percy Pacora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146161/providers-compliance-with-practice-guidelines-of-prenatal-and-neonatal-care-to-reduce-neonatal-mortality-2004-versus-2012
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Renata Jaccottet Freitas, Tiago Neuenfeld Munhoz, Iná da Silva Dos Santos, Flávio Sérgio Chiuchetta, Fernando Barros, Aline Coletto, Alicia Matijasevich
Objective: To evaluate providers' compliance with practice guidelines of prenatal and neonatal care in order to reduce neonatal mortality. Methods: Uncontrolled before-and-after study designed to evaluate changes that occurred between 2004 and 2012, after the interventions proposed by the Municipality Committee of Research on Child Deaths, Foetal and Maternal Death (COMAI) on the frequency of the process indicators for perinatal assistance improvement. A total of 254 patients were studied in 2004 and 259 patients in 2012...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144462/effect-of-vocalization-of-the-holy-quran-with-and-without-translation-on-pregnancy-outcomes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Fahimeh Sehhati Shafaie, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Batoul Jabbari
BACKGROUND: During recent decades, research in Iran in the area of the Quran and medical science has been seriously engaged in. With respect to the tendency toward spirituality and alternative medicine, we tried to find other aspects of the influence of the Quran. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the effect of vocalizations of the Holy Quran with and without translation on the consequences of pregnancy (the prevalence of preterm delivery, caesarean delivery, and neonatal anthropometric indices) in women admitted to health care centers in Urmia, Iran...
September 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141545/the-effect-of-fish-oil-supplementation-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-a-triple-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alireza Ostadrahimi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Shadi Farshbaf-Khalili, Nayyer Jafarilar-Agdam, Azizeh Farshbaf-Khalili
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of fish oil supplementation on pregnancy outcomes in mother and newborn. METHODS: This randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 150 pregnant women aged 18-35 years from Feburary 2014 to April 2015 in Tabriz, Iran. Participants were assigned to receive either 1000 mg fish oil supplements containing 180 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 120 mg docosahexanoic acid or placebo from week 20 of gestation to birth...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139962/intra-amniotic-administration-of-lipopolysaccharide-induces-spontaneous-preterm-labor-and-birth
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Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Marcia Arenas-Hernandez, Bogdan Panaitescu, Valeria Garcia-Flores, Tara N Mial, Aashna Sahi, Sonia S Hassan
OBJECTIVE: Intra-amniotic infection is associated with spontaneous preterm labor. In most cases, the infection is subclinical and bacteria are detected in the amniotic cavity rather than in the chorioamniotic membranes. The aims of this study were to determine whether the intra-amniotic injection of a microbial product, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), could induce preterm labor/birth, and to compare this model to two established models of LPS-induced preterm labor/birth. METHODS: Pregnant B6 mice received an intra-amniotic, intra-uterine, or intra-peritoneal injection of LPS (100 ng/amniotic sac, 15μg/25μL, and 15μg/200μL respectively) or PBS (control)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122480/a-role-for-the-inflammasome-in-spontaneous-preterm-labor-with-acute-histologic-chorioamnionitis
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Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Yi Xu, Olesya Plazyo, Ronald Unkel, Yaozhu Leng, Nandor Gabor Than, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Bogdan Panaitescu, Zhong Dong, Adi L Tarca, Vikki M Abrahams, Lami Yeo, Sonia S Hassan
Inflammasomes are cytosolic multiprotein complexes that orchestrate inflammation in response to pathogens and endogenous danger signals. Herein, we determined whether the chorioamniotic membranes from women in spontaneous preterm labor with acute histologic chorioamnionitis (1) express major inflammasome components; (2) express caspase (CASP)-1 and CASP-4 as well as their active forms; (3) exhibit apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a CARD (ASC)/CASP-1 complex formation; and (4) release the mature forms of interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
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