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Nurul Iftida Basri, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, Shuhaila Ahmad, Abdul Kadir Abdul Karim, Lim Pei Shan, Mohd Rizal Abdul Manaf, Nor Azlin Mohd Ismail
Background Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common medical complication in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of GDM using the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria and the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) criteria in our population. We further compared the incidence of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in women diagnosed with GDM using these criteria and determined whether the IADPSG criteria is suitable in our population. Methods This randomized controlled trial was conducted at our antenatal clinic involving 520 patients from 1st February 2015 until 30th September 2017...
February 17, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450942/multivariate-analysis-of-cytokine-profiles-in-pregnancy-complications
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Fawaz Azizieh, Kamaludin Dingle, Raj Raghupathy, Kjell Johnson, Jacob VanderPlas, Ali Ansari
PROBLEM: The immunoregulation to tolerate the semiallogeneic fetus during pregnancy includes a harmonious dynamic balance between anti- and pro-inflammatory cytokines. Several earlier studies reported significantly different levels and/or ratios of several cytokines in complicated pregnancy as compared to normal pregnancy. However, as cytokines operate in networks with potentially complex interactions, it is also interesting to compare groups with multi-cytokine data sets, with multivariate analysis...
March 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450378/ocular-posterior-pole-pathological-modifications-related-to-complicated-pregnancy-a-review
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REVIEW
Vanessa Andrada Păun, Zamfir-Radu Ionescu, Liliana Voinea, Monica Cîrstoiu, Alexandru Baroș, Ștefan Pricopie, Radu Ciuluvică
Ocular posterior pole modification are a pathological manifestation in complicated pregnancies, especially when pregnancy induced hypertension is present (PIH), as well as in preeclampsia (PE) or eclampsia. Nonetheless, as the pregnancy evolves, the possibility for an aggravated evolution with HELLP syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura may have an ocular manifestation that, mainly, implies a loss of visual field or acuity, that, left unattended, may constitute a permanent impairment...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444890/effect-of-gestational-diabetes-and-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-on-postpartum-cardiometabolic-risk
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Ling-Jun Li, Izzuddin M Aris, Lin Lin Su, Yap Seng Chong, Tien Yin Wong, Kok Hian Tan, Jie Jin Wang
AIMS: The cumulative effect of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) on postpartum cardio-metabolic diseases is equivocal. We aimed to assess the associations of GDM and HDP's individual and synergic contribution to risks of postpartum cardio-metabolic diseases (metabolic syndrome (MetS), abnormal glucose metabolism and hypertension (HTN)). METHODS: Of participants from a Singapore birth cohort, 276 mothers attending the 5-year postpartum visit were included in this study...
February 14, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444553/evaluation-of-biomarkers-for-treatment-selection-using-individual-participant-data-from-multiple-clinical-trials
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Chaeryon Kang, Holly Janes, Parvin Tajik, Henk Groen, Ben Mol, Corine Koopmans, Kim Broekhuijsen, Eva Zwertbroek, Maria van Pampus, Maureen Franssen
Biomarkers that predict treatment effects may be used to guide treatment decisions, thus improving patient outcomes. A meta-analysis of individual participant data (IPD) is potentially more powerful than a single-study data analysis in evaluating markers for treatment selection. Our study was motivated by the IPD that were collected from 2 randomized controlled trials of hypertension and preeclampsia among pregnant women to evaluate the effect of labor induction over expectant management of the pregnancy in preventing progression to severe maternal disease...
February 14, 2018: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443761/haemolytic-uremic-syndrome-due-to-infection-with-adenovirus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Victoria Birlutiu, Rares Mircea Birlutiu
RATIONALE: Haemolytic-uremic syndrome is a rare but serious complication of bacterial and viral infections, which is characterized by the triad of: acute renal failure, microangiopathic haemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia, sometimes severe, requiring peritoneal dialysis. In Europe, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) in paediatric pathology is primarily caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, followed by O26. Beside these etiologies, there are other bacterial and viral infections, and also noninfectious ones that have been associated to lead to HUS as well: in the progression of neoplasia, medication-related, post-transplantation, during pregnancy or associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus or family causes with autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438331/meta-prediction-of-mthfr-gene-polymorphisms-and-air-pollution-on-the-risk-of-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-worldwide
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Ya-Ling Yang, Hsiao-Ling Yang, S Pamela K Shiao
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) are devastating health hazards for both women and children. Both methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase ( MTHFR ) gene polymorphisms and air pollution can affect health status and result in increased risk of HDP for women. The major objective of this study was to investigate the effect of MTHFR polymorphisms, air pollution, and their interaction on the risk of HDP by using meta-predictive analytics. We searched various databases comprehensively to access all available studies conducted for various ethnic populations from countries worldwide, from 1997 to 2017...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435657/increased-incidence-of-preeclampsia-in-mothers-of-advanced-age-conceiving-by-oocyte-donation
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Uri P Dior, Neri Laufer, Henry H Chill, Sorina Granovsky-Grisaru, Simcha Yagel, Haim Yaffe, Yuval Gielchinsky
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of preeclampsia in women of advanced age who conceived through donated oocytes as compared with natural conceptions. METHODS: A historical prospective study of singleton live births of parturients ≥ 45 years of age at four university hospitals was conducted. For the purpose of the study, the population was divided by the mode of conception into two groups: oocyte donation and natural conception. The main outcome variable in this study was preeclampsia...
February 12, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434061/immediate-neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-born-to-mothers-with-preterm-pre-labour-rupture-of-membranes
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Niveditha Dannapaneni, Tejopratap Oleti, Tarakeswari Surapaneni, Deepak Sharma, Srinivas Murki
Background & objectives: With the use of early and appropriate use of antibiotics, outcomes have improved in the mother-infant dyads exposed to preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (PPROM). This study was undertaken to evaluate immediate neonatal outcomes in infants born before 33 completed weeks of gestation to mothers with PPROM versus without PPROM. Methods: During the study period from January 2013 to December 2013, a total of 182 mother-infant dyads were prospectively included in the study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433703/low-dose-aspirin-for-the-prevention-of-preeclampsia
#10
Heidi Collins Fantasia
Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder specific to pregnancy that remains a significant cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Identification of women who are most at risk for preeclampsia is imprecise. Because of the potential negative health consequences of preeclampsia for women and newborns and the lack of effective screening mechanisms preventing preeclampsia is an important component of prenatal care. Researchers have documented that low-dose aspirin, taken daily after the first trimester, can decrease the development of preeclampsia and reduce the incidence of preterm birth and birth of small-for-gestational-age infants...
February 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433561/pregnancy-outcome-in-a-pregnant-patient-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Farid Rashidi, Hossein Sate
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare and progressive condition which is aggravated by the physiologic changes during pregnancy. Because of high mortality rate, most physicians recommend early termination of pregnancy in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we describe a case of a 30-year-old primigravida Caucasian housewife with functional class 1 idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and a positive vasoreactive response to adenosine who had a full-term non-complicated delivery...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430691/left-ventricular-function-of-patients-with-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-evaluated-using-velocity-vector-imaging-echocardiography-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide
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Li Yu, Qichang Zhou, Qinghai Peng, Zurong Yang
PURPOSE: To investigate whether acute and transient pressure overload in patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) affects left ventricular (LV) systolic function. METHODS: From pregnancy to 3 months after delivery, 82 patients were analyzed: 27, 25, and 30 with gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and the healthy control group, respectively. Conventional echocardiography and velocity vector imaging (VVI) were performed, and blood levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) were analyzed...
February 11, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430625/hellp-syndrome-risk-factors-in-first-and-second-pregnancy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Ola Malmström, Nils-Halvdan Morken
INTRODUCTION: HELLP syndrome may have specific risk factors and risk factors varying from first to second pregnancy. The aims of the study were to estimate the risk of HELLP syndrome by potential risk factors in first and second pregnancy, respectively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A population based cohort study including all women in Norway having their first baby (≥22 gestational weeks) during 1999 to 2014, registered in the Medical Birth Registry (n=418 897). A subset of women with at least two births (n=249 070) was used for estimates in second pregnancy...
February 11, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430623/perinatal-outcome-of-monochorionic-and-dichorionic-twins-after-spontaneous-and-assisted-conception-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Karien E A Hack, Marijn E M S Vereycken, Helen L Torrance, Corine Koopman-Esseboom, Jan B Derks
INTRODUCTIO: The aim of this study was to compare pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies after ACand spontaneous conception, according to chorionicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 1305 twin pregnancies between 1995 and 2015. All spontaneous (n=731) and assisted conception conceived twin pregnancies (n=574) with antenatal care and delivery in University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands, a tertiary obstetric care center were studied according to chorionicity...
February 11, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428785/micronutrient-supplementation-during-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sen Chen, Nan Li, Zuguo Mei, Rongwei Ye, Zhiwen Li, Jianmeng Liu, Mary K Serdula
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Increasing evidence suggests that iron-containing multiple micronutrient may reduce the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension including gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. We aimed to examine whether 30 mg iron plus folic acid or multiple micronutrients during pregnancy reduces the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension. METHODS: We conducted a secondary data analysis by the dataset from a double-blind randomized controlled trial in China from 2006 to 2009 that was conducted to investigate the effects of multiple micronutrient supplements on adverse pregnancy outcomes when provided to pregnant women with no/mild anemia...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428572/metabolic-control-and-complications-in-italian-people-with-diabetes-treated-with-continuous-subcutaneous-insulin-infusion
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Giuseppe Lepore, Riccardo Bonfanti, Lutgarda Bozzetto, Vincenzo Di Blasi, Angela Girelli, Giorgio Grassi, Dario Iafusco, Luigi Laviola, Ivana Rabbone, Riccardo Schiaffini, Daniela Bruttomesso
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the degree of glycaemic control and the frequency of diabetic complications in Italian people with diabetes who were treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII). METHODS AND RESULTS: Questionnaires investigating the organisation of diabetes care centres, individuals' clinical and metabolic features and pump technology and its management were sent to adult and paediatric diabetes centres that use CSII for treatment in Italy...
December 9, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426962/histopathological-findings-of-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-histopathology-of-early-onset-type-reflects-two-stage-disorder-theory
#17
Ayako Tateishi, Satoshi Ohira, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Kanno
The placental tissues of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) patients exhibit multiple infarctions, acute atherosis, distal villous hypoplasia, and increased syncytial knots. However, these findings are not observed in all cases of PIH; thus, the significance of these changes in PIH is still unclear. We studied the frequency of histopathological changes of placental tissue in the subgroups of PIH, such as mild and severe PIH and early-onset (< 34 weeks) and late-onset (≥ 34 weeks) PIH. One hundred seven cases of PIH diagnosed at the Shinshu University Hospital, Matsumoto, Japan, between 2008 and 2014 were collected...
February 9, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422092/a-rare-presentation-of-pheochromocytoma-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
#18
Seyedeh Noushin Ghalandarpoor-Attar, Seyedeh Mojgan Ghalandarpoor-Attar, Sedigheh Borna, Fahimeh Ghotbizadeh
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and its proper management can lessen its mortality and morbidity. This case report describes a 24-year-old pregnant woman with an unusual presentation of pheochromocytoma. CASE PRESENTATION: An Iranian 24-year-old primigravid woman from Kordistan province was referred to our center with left flank pain at 37 weeks of gestation. She had a history of gestational diabetes mellitus since the 12th week of gestation which was managed by insulin administration...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420411/maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Amihai Rottenstreich, Uriel Elchalal, Geffen Kleinstern, Nahum Beglaibter, Abed Khalaileh, Ram Elazary
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with maternal and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study of deliveries that occurred from 2006 to 2016 at two university hospitals. The study group comprised all women who had undergone laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and who delivered during the study period. If a woman had more than one pregnancy during the study period, data from only her first pregnancy were used...
February 5, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419916/consensus-opinion-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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REVIEW
Lucy Fox, Solomon J Cohney, Joshua Y Kausman, Jake Shortt, Peter D Hughes, Erica M Wood, Nicole M Isbel, Theo de Malmanche, Anne Durkan, Pravin Hissaria, Piers Blombery, Thomas D Barbour
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) arises in a variety of clinical circumstances with the potential to cause significant dysfunction of the kidneys, brain, gastrointestinal tract and heart. TMA should be considered in all patients with thrombocytopenia and anaemia, with an immediate request to the haematology laboratory to look for red cell fragments on a blood film. Whilst TMA of any aetiology generally demands prompt treatment, this is especially so in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS), where organ failure may be precipitous, irreversible and fatal...
February 8, 2018: Nephrology
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