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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912618/moral-theological-analysis-of-direct-versus-indirect-abortion
#1
John M Haas
Cases of a vital conflict, where the lives of both the mother and child are at risk during pregnancy, have been the subject of recent vigorous debate. The basic principles put forth in the Ethical and Religious Directives are reviewed, as is the principle of double effect. An illustrative case of severe cardiomyopathy in a pregnant woman is described and it is noted that the principle of double effect would not apply. Counter arguments are noted, focusing on Martin Rhonheimer who posits that in the case of vital conflicts, such as performing a craniotomy on a baby stuck in the birth canal, taking the baby's life does not constitute a direct abortion because moral norms do not apply in the extreme conflict situation where both mother and child will die...
August 2017: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890834/the-use-of-a-novel-heart-failure-agent-in-the-treatment-of-pregnancy-associated-cardiomyopathy
#2
Vamsi C Gaddipati, Aarti A Patel, Adam J Cohen
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an uncommon, pregnancy-related form of dilated cardiomyopathy that is associated with development of new-onset left ventricular dysfunction. Its etiology is presently unknown, but current standard of care involves the use of typical drug therapy for the treatment of heart failure. Pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy (PACM) is a similar condition that refers to patients who develop such symptoms prior to the last month of pregnancy. We report the case of a nulliparous Caucasian female who develops early, severe PACM during her first pregnancy with postpartum persistence of New York Heart Association class II-III symptoms despite medical therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868593/mutation-in-the-agk-gene-in-two-siblings-with-unusual-sengers-syndrome
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Sanae Allali, Imen Dorboz, Simon Samaan, Abdelhamid Slama, Charlène Rambaud, Odile Boespflug-Tanguy, Catherine Sarret
Sengers syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by lack of acylglycerol kinase due to mutations in the AGK gene. It is characterized by congenital cataract, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myopathy and lactic acidosis. Two clinical forms have been described: a severe neonatal form, and a more benign form displaying exercise intolerance. We describe two siblings with congenital cataract, cardiomyopathy, hypotonia, intellectual disability and lactic acidosis. Whole exome sequencing revealed a homozygous c...
September 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843747/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-arvc-in-a-young-female-athlete-at-36-weeks-gestation-a-case-report
#4
Hae Yoon Grace Choung, Monika Vyas, Daniel Jacoby, Brian West
A 26year old east African professional athlete presented to the obstetric clinic for a routine visit at 36 weeks gestation. She had a history of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract - Ventricular Tachycardia (RVOT-VT) with an episode of cardiac arrest in the past, and had been treated with ablation 4 years earlier. Her current visit was uneventful, her pregnancy progressing normally. Following the visit she went to a local restaurant where she suffered a cardiac arrest that was unresponsive to therapy. Chest compressions were continued from the time of her collapse until an emergency caesarian section was performed, delivering a healthy female infant...
July 25, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779903/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-is-associated-with-increased-uric-acid-concentrations-a-population-based-study
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Iftach Sagy, Amjad Abu Salman, Louise Kezerle, Offer Erez, Idan Yoel, Leonid Barski
BACKGROUND: Peri-partum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a clinical heart failure that usually develops during the final stage of pregnancy or the first months following delivery. High maternal serum uric acid concentrations have been previous associated with heart failure and preeclampsia. OBJECTIVES: 1) To explored the clinical characteristics of PPCM patients; and 2) to determine the association between maternal serum uric acid concentrations and PPCM. METHODS: This is a retrospective population based case control study...
August 2, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776299/the-role-of-genetics-in-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#6
REVIEW
Yi Zhen Joan Lee, Daniel P Judge
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an uncommon complication of pregnancy. Early case reports identified overlap between familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and PPCM, although the degree of overlap is largely unknown. Other evidence supporting a contribution from gene mutations in PPCM includes familial occurrence, genome-wide association studies, variable prevalence among different regions and ethnicities, and more recent investigations of panels of genes for mutations among women with PPCM. Murine models implicate the role of altered metabolism and increased free radical stress to the heart during pregnancy, which seems to be involved in the pathogenesis of this condition...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765406/a-contemporary-review-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#7
Peysh A Patel, Ashwin Roy, Rabeia Javid, John Aw Dalton
Peripartum cardiomyopathy reflects the presence of cardiac failure in the absence of determinable heart disease and occurs in late third trimester of pregnancy or up to 6 months postpartum. A full understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms is lacking, but excess prolactin levels, haemodynamic alterations, inflammation and nutritional deficiencies have all been implicated. Its clinical presentation has distinct overlap with physiological alterations in healthy pregnancy and this presents a diagnostic challenge...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748650/autopsy-findings-in-epg5-related-vici-syndrome-with-antenatal-onset
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Renaud Touraine, Annie Laquerrière, Carmen-Adina Petcu, Florent Marguet, Susan Byrne, Rachael Mein, Shu Yau, Shehla Mohammed, Laurent Guibaud, Mathias Gautel, Heinz Jungbluth
Vici syndrome is one of the most extensive inherited human multisystem disorders and due to recessive mutations in EPG5 encoding a key autophagy regulator with a crucial role in autophagosome-lysosome fusion. The condition presents usually early in life, with features of severe global developmental delay, profound failure to thrive, (acquired) microcephaly, callosal agenesis, cataracts, cardiomyopathy, hypopigmentation, and combined immunodeficiency. Clinical course is variable but usually progressive and associated with high mortality...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744986/complete-recovery-of-fulminant-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-on-mechanical-circulatory-support-combined-with-high-dose-bromocriptine-therapy
#9
Patrick Horn, Diyar Saeed, Payam Akhyari, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Malte Kelm, Ralf Westenfeld
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an idiopathic cardiomyopathy presenting with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction towards the end of pregnancy or in the months following delivery, where no other cause of heart failure is found. We report a case of a woman with PPCM who developed a critical cardiogenic shock with repeated cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We show for the first time that mechanical circulatory support combined with high-dose bromocriptine therapy to suppress systemic prolactin levels may serve as an effective therapeutic option in patients with fulminant PPCM and cardiogenic shock...
July 25, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711408/biochemical-characteristics-of-newborns-with-carnitine-transporter-defect-identified-by-newborn-screening-in-california
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N M Gallant, K Leydiker, Y Wilnai, C Lee, F Lorey, L Feuchtbaum, H Tang, J Carter, G M Enns, S Packman, H J Lin, W R Wilcox, S D Cederbaum, J E Abdenur
Carnitine transporter defect (CTD; also known as systemic primary carnitine deficiency; MIM 212140) is due to mutations in the SLC22A5 gene and leads to extremely low carnitine levels in blood and tissues. Affected individuals may develop early onset cardiomyopathy, weakness, or encephalopathy, which may be serious or even fatal. The disorder can be suggested by newborn screening. However, markedly low newborn carnitine levels can also be caused by conditions unrelated to CTD, such as the low carnitine levels often associated with normal pregnancies and some metabolic disorders occurring in the mother...
July 8, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697109/pregnancy-related-mortality-in-the-united-states-2011-2013
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Andreea A Creanga, Carla Syverson, Kristi Seed, William M Callaghan
OBJECTIVE: To update national population-level pregnancy-related mortality estimates and examine characteristics and causes of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States during 2011-2013. METHODS: We conducted an observational study using population-based data from the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System to calculate pregnancy-related mortality ratios by year, age group, and race-ethnicity groups. We explored 10 cause-of-death categories by pregnancy outcome during 2011-2013 and compared their distribution with those in our earlier reports since 1987...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692143/ventricular-dyssynchrony-in-pregnant-women-a-tissue-doppler-study
#12
Ragab A Mahfouz, Waleed S El-Awady, Ashraf Dewedar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the left ventricular (LV) synchronicity in pregnant women and to identify the main determinants of LV dyssynchrony in asymptomatic pregnant women. METHODS: One hundred sixty-seven pregnant women consecutively and 48 age-matched nonpregnant controls were enrolled. For the assessment of LV systolic dyssynchrony, the standard deviation of the time from QRS onset to peak systolic (Tps-LV- standard deviation [SD]) velocity and the maximal difference of the time from QRS onset to peak systolic velocity (Tps-LV) from 12 segments at the apical views...
July 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649556/successful-pregnancy-and-delivery-in-a-woman-with-propionic-acidemia-from-the-amish-community
#13
Jessica Scott Schwoerer, Sandra van Calcar, Gregory M Rice, James Deline
Propionic acidemia (PA) is an inborn error of protein metabolism with a variable clinical presentation ranging from neonatal encephalopathy to seemingly asymptomatic individuals who present with cardiomyopathy or sudden death. PA is recognized in the Amish population, often with an early asymptomatic course and eventual cardiac complications. Thus, Amish women with PA may reach reproductive age without clinical sequelae, but are at increased risk for metabolic decompensation during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641398/pregnancy-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#14
Anjali Tiku Owens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623036/-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-dysplasia-literature-review-and-case-report
#15
William Alejandro Camargo-Ariza, Silvia Juliana Galvis-Blanco, Tatiana Del Pilar Camacho-Enciso, Carlos Alberto Quiroz-Romero, Juan José Bermudez-Echeverry
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia is an inherited autosomal dominant pathology with an estimated prevalence of 1:2,500 to 1:5,000, being higher in males (3:1). It is characterized histologically by replacement of cardiomyocytes by fibro-adipose tissue, which predisposes to ventricular arrhythmias, right ventricular failure, and sudden cardiac death. The main goal of treatment is to reduce the risk of sudden death and improve the quality of life of patients. We present the case of a 23 year old woman whose clinical symptoms started with palpitations, chest pain with physical activity, syncope and headache 6 years ago during her first pregnancy...
June 13, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621169/reducing-the-risks-for-relapse-of-heart-failure-in-a-subsequent-pregnancy-after-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#16
James D Fett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612338/nutritional-rickets-and-osteomalacia-in-the-twenty-first-century-revised-concepts-public-health-and-prevention-strategies
#17
REVIEW
Suma Uday, Wolfgang Högler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nutritional rickets and osteomalacia are common in dark-skinned and migrant populations. Their global incidence is rising due to changing population demographics, failing prevention policies and missing implementation strategies. The calcium deprivation spectrum has hypocalcaemic (seizures, tetany and dilated cardiomyopathy) and late hypophosphataemic (rickets, osteomalacia and muscle weakness) complications. This article reviews sustainable prevention strategies and identifies areas for future research...
August 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597481/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-in-denmark-a-retrospective-population-based-study-of-incidence-management-and-outcome
#18
Anne S Ersbøll, Marianne Johansen, Peter Damm, Steen Rasmussen, Niels G Vejlstrup, Finn Gustafsson
AIM: Population-based European studies of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) are few. We aimed to estimate the nationwide incidence and outcome of PPCM in Denmark during 2005-2014. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Danish National Birth Register and the Danish National Patient Register were linked and searched for cardiomyopathy and heart failure ICD-10 diagnoses in a period of nine months before to 12 months after a delivery from 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2014. Diagnoses were validated and additional data were extracted from patient charts...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588804/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-what-if-your-patient-plans-to-reconceive
#19
Rashed Al Bannay, Aysha Husain, Zainab AlJufairi
Patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) often express a desire to conceive again, and the risk of relapse in future pregnancies should be disclosed. No consensus is available that can determine that risk. Adequate contractile reserve, evidenced by a stress echocardiogram (exercise or dobutamine), can identify those with lower relapse risk.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578148/contraception-and-reproductive-counseling-in-women-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#20
Lindsey Rosman, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Karl L Wuensch, John Cahill, Samuel F Sears
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancies following a diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) are associated with increased risk for maternal morbidity and mortality. Yet patterns of contraceptive use and reproductive counseling have received little attention. This nationwide registry-based study sought to evaluate patterns and clinical characteristics associated with contraceptive use, and examine the prevalence of contraceptive counseling in women with PPCM. METHODS: From December 2015 to June 2016, 177 PPCM patients (mean age of 34...
July 2017: Contraception
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