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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564255/prospective-study-on-prevalence-of-anemia-of-pregnant-women-and-its-outcome-a-community-based-study
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Ravishankar Suryanarayana, Muninarayana Chandrappa, Anil Navale Santhuram, S Prathima, S R Sheela
Background: Anemia is one of the most common nutritional deficiency disorders affecting the pregnant women in the developing countries. Anemia during pregnancy is commonly associated with poor pregnancy outcome and can result in complications that threaten the life of both mother and fetus. Objective: The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women and to determine its association with maternal and fetal outcomes. Settings and Design: This study design was a prospective, observational, community-based study...
October 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350475/water-deficit-disrupts-male-gametophyte-development-in-quercus-ilex
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O Bykova, J-M Limousin, J-M Ourcival, I Chuine
Tree species distribution, and hence forest biodiversity, relies on the reproductive capacity of trees, which is currently affected by climate change. Drought-induced pollen sterility could increase as a consequence of more intense and more frequent droughts projected for temperate and Mediterranean regions, and threaten the sexual regeneration of trees in these regions. To evaluate this possibility, we examined the effect of long-term partial rainfall exclusion (-27% precipitation) on male reproductive development in holm oak, Quercus ilex, one of the most important and widespread tree species of the Mediterranean region...
May 2018: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260618/progesterone-for-preventing-pregnancy-termination-after-initiation-of-medical-abortion-with-mifepristone
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Deborah Garratt, Joseph V Turner
INTRODUCTION: Abortion is often a difficult and traumatic decision for a woman to make. Perhaps greater distress occurs when a woman commences a medical abortion but then changes her mind and wishes to keep the now-threatened pregnancy. One published case series detailed a potential method to counter/reverse the abortifacient effect of mifepristone by administering parenteral progesterone in such situations. OBJECTIVES: The present report details cases of women in similar circumstances who have been treated with progesterone...
December 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258535/lytic-viral-replication-and-immunopathology-in-a-cytomegalovirus-induced-mouse-model-of-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Ellen Brisse, Maya Imbrechts, Tania Mitera, Jessica Vandenhaute, Carine H Wouters, Robert Snoeck, Graciela Andrei, Patrick Matthys
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare immunological disorder caused by unbridled activation of T cells and macrophages, culminating in a life-threatening cytokine storm. A genetic and acquired subtype are distinguished, termed primary and secondary HLH, respectively. Clinical manifestations of both forms are frequently preceded by a viral infection, predominantly with herpesviruses. The exact role of the viral infection in the development of the hemophagocytic syndrome remains to be further elucidated...
December 19, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241929/fertility-outcomes-following-pelvic-embolization-in-women-with-acquired-uterine-arteriovenous-malformation
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Cheng-Yu Ho, Kok-Min Seow, Lee-Wen Huang, Yieh-Loong Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Acquired uterine arteriovenous malformation (UAVM) is a rare, life-threatening disease. Angiography with uterine arterial embolization (UAE) is the diagnostic tool and a choice of fertility-sparing treatment. Here, we present a series of five successful pregnancies after embolization of UAVM. CASE REPORTS: Three reproductive aged women were treated for UAVM, resulting in five successful pregnancies. Their past history suggested that three cases had had previous uterine procedures, including second trimester abortion and elective dilatation and curettage...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188070/the-first-case-report-of-septic-abortion-resulting-from-%C3%AE-lactamase-negative-ampicillin-resistant-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-infection
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Hiroaki Baba, Risako Kakuta, Hasumi Tomita, Minako Miyazoe, Masatoshi Saito, Chihiro Oe, Noriomi Ishibashi, Misa Sogi, Kengo Oshima, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Yoshiaki Gu, Makiko Yoshida, Koichi Tokuda, Shiro Endo, Hisakazu Yano, Mitsuo Kaku
Introduction. This is the first case report of septic abortion due to β-lactamase-negative ampicillin-resistant (BLNAR) non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae infection. In Japan, BLNAR H. influenzae is widespread and has become a clinical concern, especially in paediatrics and otolaryngology, but H. influenzae has not been previously recognized as a causative agent of obstetric or gynaecological infection. Case presentation. A 31-year-old pregnant woman presented at 17 weeks and 6 days of gestation with a high fever; she was admitted with a diagnosis of threatened premature delivery...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170088/simplified-medical-abortion-screening-a-demonstration-project
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Elizabeth G Raymond, Yi-Ling Tan, Rodica Comendant, Irina Sagaidac, Stelian Hodorogea, Melissa Grant, Patricio Sanhueza, Emigdio Van Pratt, Ginger Gillespie, Christy Boraas, Mark A Weaver, Ingrida Platais, Manuel Bousieguez, Beverly Winikoff
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to evaluate the safety and acceptability of outpatient medical abortion in selected women without a pretreatment ultrasound or pelvic examination. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a prospective case-series study to estimate the incidence of serious adverse events (death, life-threatening event, hospitalization, transfusion or any other medical problem that we judged to be significant), surgical completion of the abortion and satisfaction in women provided with medical abortion without a pretreatment ultrasound or pelvic examination...
April 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864560/delayed-diagnosis-and-management-of-second-trimester-abdominal-pregnancy
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Katherine Tucker, Neha Rani Bhardwaj, Elizabeth Clark, Eve Espey
Second trimester abdominal ectopic pregnancies are rare and life threatening. Early diagnosis and treatment are paramount in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. We describe an unusually late diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy despite multiple ultrasounds beginning in early pregnancy. A 28-year-old G2P1001 sought pregnancy termination at 22 weeks' gestation after fetal anomalies were noted on an 18-week ultrasound during evaluation for elevated maternal serum alfa-fetoprotein. Due to abortion restrictions in her home state, she travelled over 500 miles for abortion care...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781749/pediatric-hereditary-angioedema-an-update
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REVIEW
Geetika Sabharwal, Timothy Craig
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) with C1-inhibitor (C1-Inh) deficiency (C1-Inh-HAE) is a rare, life-threatening, and disabling genetic disorder characterized by self-limited tissue swelling caused by deficiency or dysfunction of C1-Inh. Our aim in this update is to discuss new advances in HAE therapy, focusing mainly on the various treatment options that have become available recently and also drugs that are under trial for prophylaxis to prevent attacks. There is a paradigm shift to where the treatment of HAE is headed, focusing now on prophylactic treatment rather than abortive management...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756129/outcomes-of-threatened-abortions-after-anticoagulation-treatment-to-prevent-recurrent-pregnancy-loss
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Amihai Rottenstreich, Hagai Amsalem, Geffen Kleinstern, Yosef Kalish
We aimed to determine the outcome of threatened abortion in women treated with low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Data of women with RPL who experienced threatened abortion while taking LMWH between 2007 and 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. All patients received the LMWH, enoxaparin (40 mg). Thrombophilia was present in 38 (33.3%) women, including 11 (9.6%) with antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS). The overall live birth rate was 58.8% (67/114). Live birth rates were 87...
October 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558733/towards-a-consensus-definition-of-maternal-sepsis-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-expert-consultation
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REVIEW
Mercedes Bonet, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, Marcus J Rijken, Arri Coomarasamy, David Lissauer, João Paulo Souza, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a clear and actionable definition of maternal sepsis, in order to better assess the burden of this condition, trigger timely and effective treatment and allow comparisons across facilities and countries. The objective of this study was to review maternal sepsis definitions and identification criteria and to report on the results of an expert consultation to develop a new international definition of maternal sepsis. METHODS: All original and review articles and WHO documents, as well as clinical guidelines providing definitions and/or identification criteria of maternal sepsis were included...
May 30, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483615/severe-mesenteric-ischemia-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Andrea Padricelli, Anna Maria Giribono, Doriana Ferrara, Flavia Spalla, Umberto Bracale, Luca Del Guercio, Giuseppe Servillo, Carlo Ruotolo, Umberto Marcello Bracale
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), either primary or secondary form, is considered an autoimmune disease with the presence of at least 1 clinical and 1 laboratory abnormalities as defined by the Sydney criteria. Clinical criteria include vascular thrombosis of venous, artery, small vessel in any organ, and recurrent pregnancy pathologies. Mesenteric ischemia is a rare and threatening manifestation of APS. We herein report a case of a 34-year-old pregnant woman referred to our Emergency Room with thoracic and abdominal acute pain...
October 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409033/aborted-sudden-cardiac-death-in-a-female-patient-presenting-with-takotsubo-like-cardiomyopathy-due-to-epicardial-coronary-vasospasm
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Sorin Giusca, Tom Eisele, Peter Nunninger, Benedikt Münz, Grigorios Korosoglou
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by apical ballooning of the left ventricle (LV) in the absence of relevant coronary artery stenosis, which typically occurs in elderly women after emotional stress. Catecholamine cardiotoxicity, metabolic disturbance, and coronary microvascular impairment have previously been proposed as underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms of takotsubo cardiomyopathy, whereas myocardial stunning resulting from epicardial coronary artery vasospasm is not generally accepted as a cause of takotsubo cardiomyopathy...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254220/preliminary-preventive-protocol-from-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-to-reduce-preterm-birth-rate-for-dichorionic-diamniotic-twins
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Masako Matsui, Yuichiro Takahashi, Shigenori Iwagaki, Rika Chiaki, Kazuhiko Asai, Ichiro Kawabata
OBJECTIVE: The preterm birth rate of twins is reportedly higher than that of single pregnancies. We performed preliminary preventive interventions at our center focused on evaluating the risk of each case before 14 weeks of gestation to reduce the spontaneous preterm birth rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The participants included 184 dichorionic-diamniotic twins delivered at our center during the 8 years from 2006. We evaluated each patient regarding high-risk status (at least 1 additional factor as follows: threatened abortion, history of chorioamnionitis, cervicitis, and bacterial vaginosis), based on available evidence; patients deemed high risk gave their informed consent and underwent treatment for cervicitis and cerclage if indicated...
February 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209216/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-left-ventricular-apical-aneurysm-implications-for-risk-stratification-and-management
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Ethan J Rowin, Barry J Maron, Tammy S Haas, Ross F Garberich, Weijia Wang, Mark S Link, Martin S Maron
BACKGROUND: A previously under-recognized subset of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients with left ventricular (LV) apical aneurysms is being identified with increasing frequency. However, risks associated with this subgroup are unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors aimed to clarify clinical course and prognosis of a large cohort of HCM patients with LV apical aneurysms over long-term follow-up. METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed 1,940 consecutive HCM patients at 2 centers, 93 of which (4...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987335/gestational-choriocarcinoma-rare-spinal-metastasis-during-a-viable-pregnancy
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Tatsuya Ishiguro, Takehiro Serikawa, Tetsuro Yahata, Takayuki Enomoto
Gestational choriocarcinoma metastasizing to the bones, especially to the spine, is extremely rare. In addition, there are few reports of choriocarcinoma during a viable pregnancy. We report a case of gestational choriocarcinoma that metastasized to the lumbar spine during a viable pregnancy in a 41-year-old woman with a history of a missed abortion. A heterogeneous cervical mass was detected at gestational week 16. Subsequently, a metastatic lesion appeared during the pregnancy, and fetal demise in utero occurred...
February 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913400/incidence-risk-factors-and-outcome-of-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-giant-cell-myocarditis
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Kaj Ekström, Jukka Lehtonen, Riina Kandolin, Anne Räisänen-Sokolowski, Kaisa Salmenkivi, Markku Kupari
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachyarrhythmias are characteristic of giant cell myocarditis, but their true incidence, predictors, and outcome are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our work involved 51 patients with giant cell myocarditis (35 women) aged 52±12 years. Their medical records were reviewed for history, results of laboratory and imaging studies, and occurrence of serious cardiac events, including life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Sudden cardiac death (fatal or aborted) was the primary end point of our analyses, whereas the composite of sudden cardiac death and ventricular tachycardia requiring treatment constituted the secondary end point...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818131/threats-to-reproductive-health-care-time-for-obstetrician-gynecologists-to-get-involved
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David L Eisenberg, V C Leslie
To be healthy, support their families, and be productive members of their communities, women must have access to comprehensive reproductive health services including treatment of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy and access to abortion, sterilization, and other contraceptive methods. However, in the United States, hospitals and legislative bodies are erecting barriers and limiting access to these basic health care services. These barriers are caused by factors such as hospital mergers (specifically those that are religiously affiliated); federal, state, and local legislation; hospital policies; and business-related decisions are threatening reproductive health care...
March 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793715/cytogenetic-biomarkers-in-detection-of-genotoxic-effects-of-gestagens%C3%A2-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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REVIEW
Darko Grujičić, Marina Radović, Slobodan Arsenijević, Olivera Milošević-Djordjević
Gestagens are the most frequently used steroid hormones in hormone-replacement therapy in the treatment of threatened miscarriage during the first trimester of pregnancy. This therapy has been applied in a large number of women with threatened abortion, despite various degrees of success of its efficacy. Genetic factors play a key role in miscarriages, especially in the initial stages. Cytogenetic biomarkers such as micronucleus (MN) test, chromosomal aberrations (CAs), and sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) provide information on DNA damage...
December 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760481/is-progestogen-supplementation-necessary-to-prevent-abortion
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Ayşen Boza, Murat Api, Semra Kayatas, Mehmet Ceyhan, Baris Boza
A prospective study was conducted to evaluate the effect of progestogens on the pregnancy outcome of threatened abortion (TA). A total of 251 pregnant women less than 20 weeks of gestational age (GA) were included. Group 1 consisted of women with vaginal bleeding who had already been under treatment with progestogens and Group 2 was composed of women with vaginal bleeding who were only followed without progestogen therapy, whereas Group 3 was the control group without any vaginal bleeding or progestogen therapy...
November 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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