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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920512/rhythmic-three-part-harmony-the-complex-interaction-of-maternal-placental-and-fetal-circadian-systems
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Peter J Mark, Rachael C Crew, Michaela D Wharfe, Brendan J Waddell
From the perspective of circadian biology, mammalian pregnancy presents an unusual biological scenario in which an entire circadian system (i.e., that of the fetus) is embodied within another (i.e., that of the mother). Moreover, both systems are likely to be influenced at their interface by a third player, the placenta. Successful pregnancy requires major adaptations in maternal physiology, many of which involve circadian changes that support the high metabolic demands of the growing fetus. A functional role for maternal circadian adaptations is implied by the effects of circadian disruption, which result in pregnancy complications including higher risks for miscarriage, preterm labor, and low birth weight...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916188/mast-cell-chymase-decreases-the-severity-of-group-b-streptococcus-infections
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Claire Gendrin, Nicholas J Shubin, Erica Boldenow, Sean Merillat, Morgan Clauson, Danny Power, Kelly S Doran, Magnus Abrink, Gunnar Pejler, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Adrian M Piliponsky
BACKGROUND: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) or Streptococcus agalactiae are ß-hemolytic, Gram-positive bacteria that colonize the lower genital tract of women and are frequently associated with infections during pregnancy. Innate immune defenses are critical for controlling GBS dissemination and systemic infection. Mast cells are resident sentinel cells that come into contact with pathogens early during colonization and infection. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the contribution of chymase to systemic GBS infection and rates of preterm birth...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913144/effect-of-pigtail-catheter-application-on-obstetric-outcomes-in-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-pregnancies-following-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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Pınar Çağlar Aytaç, Hakan Kalaycı, Selçuk Yetkinel, Didem Alkaş, Seda Yüksel Şimşek, Bülent Haydardedeoğlu, Esra Bulgan Kılıçdağ
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of percutaneous pigtail catheter drainage on the outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) pregnancies following moderate or severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 189 patients hospitalized for OHSS following ICSI treatment in a tertiary in vitro fertilization unit between 2006 and 2014. Pigtail catheters were applied in 63 patients; the other 126 patients did not need that treatment...
June 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910849/is-midtrimester-cervical-length-associated-with-preterm-birth-in-women-evaluated-for-preterm-labor
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Jessica S O'Connell, Allie Sakowicz, Emily S Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904937/effect-of-magnesium-supplement-on-pregnancy-outcomes-a-randomized-control-trial
#5
Elaheh Zarean, Amal Tarjan
BACKGROUND: Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral required to regulate body temperature, nucleic acid, and protein synthesis with an important role in maintaining nerve and muscle cell electrical potentials. It may reduce fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia as well as increase birth weight. This study aimed to assess the effects of consuming Mg supplementation during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized controlled trial with three sixty populated groups of pregnant women...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903767/treatment-of-biofilms-in-bacterial-vaginosis-by-an-amphoteric-tenside-pessary-clinical-study-and-microbiota-analysis
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Cornelia Gottschick, Zhi-Luo Deng, Marius Vital, Clarissa Masur, Christoph Abels, Dietmar H Pieper, Manfred Rohde, Werner Mendling, Irene Wagner-Döbler
BACKGROUND: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal syndrome among women in their reproductive years. It is associated with an increased risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections and complications like preterm labor. BV is characterized by a high recurrence rate for which biofilms frequently found on vaginal epithelial cells may be a reason. RESULTS: Here, we report a controlled randomized clinical trial that tested the safety and effectiveness of a newly developed pessary containing an amphoteric tenside (WO3191) to disrupt biofilms after metronidazole treatment of BV...
September 13, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903546/cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-viral-infection-in-the-human-placenta
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Moises León-Juárez, Macario Martínez-Castillo, Luis Didier González-García, Addy Cecilia Helguera-Repetto, Verónica Zaga-Clavellina, Julio García-Cordero, Arturo Flores-Pliego, Alma Herrera-Salazar, Edgar Ricardo Vázquez-Martínez, Enrique Reyes-Muñoz
The placenta is a highly specialized organ that is formed during human gestation for conferring protection and generating an optimal microenvironment to maintain the equilibrium between immunological and biochemical factors for fetal development. Diverse pathogens, including viruses, can infect several cellular components of the placenta, such as trophoblasts, syncytiotrophoblasts and other hematopoietic cells. Viral infections during pregnancy have been associated with fetal malformation and pregnancy complications such as preterm labor...
September 29, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894078/-corrigendum-multiple-factors-in-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy-on-preterm-labor-symptoms-and-preterm-birth
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Mi Ock Cho
This corrects the article on p. 357 in vol. 47, PMID: 28706170.
August 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892561/beta-2-receptor-agonist-exposure-in-the-uterus-associated-with-subsequent-risk-of-childhood-asthma
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Kohei Ogawa, Satomi Tanaka, Limin Yang, Naoko Arata, Haruhiko Sago, Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Masami Narita, Yukihiro Ohya
BACKGROUND: Although the beta-2 receptor agonist (B2RA) is occasionally prescribed in the prenatal period for women with preterm labor, few studies have referred to the long-term effects of intrauterine exposure to B2RA on fetus. We examined the association between intrauterine exposure to B2RA and asthma in the offspring. METHODS: We obtained data from a hospital-based birth cohort study conducted in Tokyo, Japan. The outcomes of interest were three indicators, consisting of current wheeze, current asthma and ever asthma at 5 years of age, based on the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890425/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-new-inflammatory-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Erzat Toprak, Murat Bozkurt, Burcu Dinçgez Çakmak, Emel Ebru Özçimen, Musa Silahlı, Ayşe Ender Yumru, Eray Çalışkan
OBJECTIVE: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is closely related with maternal and fetal complications. Therefore, early diagnosis is extremely important to provide maternal and fetal well-being. Many inflammatory markers have been evaluated for their ability to diagnose membrane rupture at early stages. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and preterm premature membrane rupture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 121 pregnant women with PPROM and 96 age-matched pregnant women with spontaneous preterm labor who were admitted to our hospital between January 2014 and December 2015 were enrolled...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889957/pathophysiology-of-preterm-labor-with-intact-membranes
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Asha N Talati, David N Hackney, Sam Mesiano
Preterm labor with intact membranes is a major cause of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). To prevent sPTB a clear understanding is needed of the hormonal interactions that initiate labor. The steroid hormone progesterone acting via its nuclear progesterone receptors (PRs) in uterine cells is essential for the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy and disruption of PR signaling (i.e., functional progesterone/PR withdrawal) is key trigger for labor. The process of parturition is also associated with inflammation within the uterine tissues and it is now generally accepted that inflammatory stimuli from multiple extrinsic and intrinsic sources induce labor...
September 7, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883617/performance-of-cervical-phigfbp-1-test-alone-or-combined-with-short-cervical-length-to-predict-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-symptomatic-women
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Florent Fuchs, Marie Houllier, Soizic Leparco, Anne Guyot, Marie-Victoire Senat, Hervé Fernandez
We aimed to assess the accuracy of cervical phosphorylated insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (phIGFBP-1) test alone or in combination with cervical length (CL), to predict preterm birth (PTB) in symptomatic women. We performed a prospective cohort study from 2012 to 2015 including singleton pregnancies with symptoms of preterm labor, intact membranes and CL < 25 mm at 24-34 weeks of gestation. Studied outcome were spontaneous delivery within 7 and 14 days of testing and spontaneous PTB at <34 and <37 weeks of gestation...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882058/role-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-and-shear-wave-velocity-in-prediction-of-preterm-birth-a-prospective-study
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Arjit Agarwal, Shubhra Agarwal, Shruti Chandak
Background Preterm birth is one of the important causes of neonatal morbidity where we rely on subjective criteria such as modified Bishop's scoring and contemporary sonographic measurement of cervical length. Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) is a technological advancement in elastography that can be employed in prediction of cervical softening and preterm labor. Purpose To evaluate the role of ARFI technique and shear wave velocity (SWV) estimates as a predictor of preterm birth and its comparison with other clinical and sono-elastographic measures...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854509/hemorrhagic-cystitis-in-pregnancy-case%C3%A2-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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P Stella, A Miranda, S Lopez, G Morosetti, E Piccione, R Angioli, S Capriglione
Hemorrhagic cystitis is generally a benign self-limited disorder, however there are some severe cases which are associated to a significant blood loss. The etiology may be either bacterial, viral or chemical in origin; though the cause is not identified in most of the cases. Immunocompromised patients or patients who have undergone chemotherapy or radiation constitute the highest risk group. There are only a few articles about hemorrhagic cystitis in pregnancy, frequently associated with preterm labor. We describe, for the first time in literature, one patient with a clinical status of hematuria in two consequent pregnancies, without any identified cause and a medical history negative for recurrent or hemorrhagic cystitis and we report an overview of literature concerning this topic...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846514/should-long-term-consequences-of-nicu-care-be-discussed-in-terms-of-prognostic-uncertainty-or-possible-harm
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Genevieve Allen, Naomi Laventhal
We will examine several ethical considerations in the resuscitation of infants born at the margin of gestational viability in analyzing a case of preterm labor. More specifically, we will discuss the obligations of physicians in characterizing expected outcomes, both mortality and long-term morbidity, for extremely premature infants and how potential adverse outcomes should be framed-as complications of prematurity itself or as iatrogenic complications of care. We will also explore how the concept of a "trial of therapy" can support parents and neonatologists in decision making concerning withholding or withdrawing care for periviable infants...
August 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829757/chronic-inflammatory-lesions-of-the-placenta-are-associated-with-an-up-regulation-of-amniotic-fluid-cxcr3-a-marker-of-allograft-rejection
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Eli Maymon, Roberto Romero, Gaurav Bhatti, Piya Chaemsaithong, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Bogdan Panaitescu, Noppadol Chaiyasit, Percy Pacora, Zhong Dong, Sonia S Hassan, Offer Erez
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine whether the amniotic fluid (AF) concentration of soluble CXCR3 and its ligands CXCL9 and CXCL10 changes in patients whose placentas show evidence of chronic chorioamnionitis or other placental lesions consistent with maternal anti-fetal rejection. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included 425 women with (1) preterm delivery (n=92); (2) term in labor (n=68); and (3) term not in labor (n=265). Amniotic fluid CXCR3, CXCL9 and CXCL10 concentrations were determined by ELISA...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817447/a-stress-coping-app-for-hospitalized-pregnant-women-at-risk-for-preterm-birth
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Nancy Jallo, Leroy R Thacker, Victoria Menzies, Predrag Stojanovic, Dace S Svikis
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women hospitalized with preterm labor (PTL) complications experience increased stress. Prior researchers have attempted to provide stress management strategies with use of various media players to deliver stress coping interventions. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a mobile device delivered stress coping app designed to reduce stress in a sample of high-risk pregnant women hospitalized with complications of PTL...
September 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817166/pregnancy-outcomes-following-cervical-conization-or-loop-electrosurgical-excision-procedures
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Luke A Gatta, Jeffrey A Kuller, Eleanor H J Rhee
Background: Conservative excisional measures used to manage cervical dysplasia are often cited as risk factors for preterm labor in subsequent pregnancies. Objective: We performed an evidence-based review of the obstetric complications following excisional procedures for cervical dysplasia in women of reproductive age. Evidence Acquisition: Between 1993 and 2016, there were 7 published meta-analyses of cohort studies that consistently demonstrated an association between excisional cervical procedures and preterm labor...
August 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813702/tocolysis-for-in-utero-surgery-atosiban-performs-distinctly-better-than-magnesium-sulfate
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Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Franziska Krähenmann, Margret Hüsler, Martin Meuli, Ueli Moehrlen, Lucca Mazzone, Peter Biro, Roland Zimmermann
INTRODUCTION: To compare tocolysis with magnesium sulfate versus atosiban regarding the occurrence of short-term preterm labor and maternal side effects during and after open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective nonrandomized cohort study was performed including 30 fetal MMC cases. The first 15 cases (group 1) received magnesium sulfate according to the MOMS protocol. In the following 15 cases (group 2), magnesium sulfate was substituted by atosiban...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813701/uterine-cervical-length-measurement-to-reduce-length-of-stay-in-patients-admitted-for-threatened-preterm-labor-a-randomized-trial
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Montse Palacio, Javier Caradeux, Miriam Sánchez, Teresa Cobo, Francesc Figueras, Oriol Coll, Eduard Gratacós, Vicenç Cararach
OBJECTIVE: To study whether knowledge of cervical length (CL) is useful in reducing the length of hospital stay in women admitted because of threatened preterm labor. METHODS: We performed a single-center, parallel, randomized trial at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Inclusion criteria were single pregnancy, gestational age (GA) between 24+0 and 35+6 weeks, Bishop score <6, no parturition within 24-48 h after admission, and no clinical signs of chorioamnionitis, vaginal bleeding, or nonreassuring fetal status...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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