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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684810/associations-between-dairy-cow-inter-service-interval-and-probability-of-conception
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J G Remnant, M J Green, J N Huxley, C D Hudson
Recent research has indicated that the interval between inseminations in modern dairy cattle is often longer than the commonly accepted cycle length of 18-24 days. This study analysed 257,396 inseminations in 75,745 cows from 312 herds in England and Wales. The interval between subsequent inseminations in the same cow in the same lactation (inter-service interval, ISI) were calculated and inseminations categorised as successful or unsuccessful depending on whether there was a corresponding calving event. Conception risk was calculated for each individual ISI between 16 and 28 days...
April 11, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684295/smoking-related-behaviours-of-pregnant-women-depending-on-their-place-of-residence
#2
Magdalena Zawadzka, Andrzej Buczyński, Włodzimierz Stelmach, Alina Kowalska, Gabriela Henrykowska
OBJECTIVES: Smoking is a commonly recognized risk factor of civilization diseases. Despite many educational programmes concerning harmful effects of tobacco smoking, this habit is still very popular. Particularly alarming is a high percentage of pregnant women who smoke. METHODS: The aim of the study was to analyse the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women depending on their place of residence. The research was conducted in randomly selected 30 outpatient clinics for women in Łodź and 16 outpatient clinics in rural communes of the Łodź province...
March 2018: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683912/acog-technology-assessment-no-13-hysteroscopy
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Hysteroscopy is performed to view and treat pathology within the uterine cavity and endocervix. Diagnostic hysteroscopy allows visualization of the endocervical canal, endometrial cavity, and fallopian tube ostia. Operative hysteroscopy incorporates the use of mechanical, electrosurgical, or laser instruments to treat intracavitary pathology and perform hysteroscopic sterilization procedures. Selection of a distending medium requires consideration of the advantages, disadvantages, and risks associated with various media as well as their compatibility with electrosurgical or laser energy...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683910/acog-committee-opinion-no-735-adolescents-and-long-acting-reversible-contraception-implants-and-intrauterine-devices
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The phenomenon of adolescent childbearing is complex and far reaching, affecting not only the adolescents but also their children and their community. The prevalence and public health effect of adolescent pregnancy reflect complex structural social problems and an unmet need for acceptable and effective contraceptive methods in this population. In 2006-2010, 82% of adolescents at risk of unintended pregnancy were currently using contraception, but only 59% used a highly effective method, including any hormonal method or intrauterine device...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683907/acog-technology-assessment-no-13-summary-hysteroscopy
#5
(no author information available yet)
Hysteroscopy is performed to view and treat pathology within the uterine cavity and endocervix. Diagnostic hysteroscopy allows visualization of the endocervical canal, endometrial cavity, and fallopian tube ostia. Operative hysteroscopy incorporates the use of mechanical, electrosurgical, or laser instruments to treat intracavitary pathology and perform hysteroscopic sterilization procedures. Selection of a distending medium requires consideration of the advantages, disadvantages, and risks associated with various media as well as their compatibility with electrosurgical or laser energy...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683905/acog-committee-opinion-no-735-summary-adolescents-and-long-acting-reversible-contraception-implants-and-intrauterine-devices
#6
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The phenomenon of adolescent childbearing is complex and far reaching, affecting not only the adolescents but also their children and their community. The prevalence and public health effect of adolescent pregnancy reflect complex structural social problems and an unmet need for acceptable and effective contraceptive methods in this population. In 2006-2010, 82% of adolescents at risk of unintended pregnancy were currently using contraception, but only 59% used a highly effective method, including any hormonal method or intrauterine device...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683557/the-prevalence-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-mainland-china-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Chenghan Gao, Xin Sun, Li Lu, Fangwei Liu, Jing Yuan
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.The aim of this study was to estimate the pooled prevalence of GDM in mainland China according to International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria. METHODS: We performed a systematic review by searching both English and Chinese literature databases. Random effects models were used to summarize the prevalence of GDM in mainland China...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683544/high-folate-levels-are-not-associated-with-increased-malaria-risk-but-with-reduced-anemia-rates-in-the-context-of-high-dosed-folate-supplements-and-intermittent-preventive-treatment-against-malaria-in-pregnancy-with-sulphadoxine-pirymethamine-in-benin
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Violeta Moya-Alvarez, Smaila Ouédraogo, Manfred Accrombessi, Michel Cot
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if high-dosed folate supplements might diminish the efficacy of malaria intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) in a cohort of pregnant women in Benin, where malaria is holoendemic. METHODS: We followed 318 women during the entire pregnancy and analyzed hematological and P.falciparum indicators in the context of an intermittent preventive treatment trial in Benin. During the follow-up women received two-dose IPTp (1500/75 mg of SP per dose) at the maternity clinic, and 600 mg of albendazole, 200 mg ferrous sulfate and 5 mg folic acid per day for home treatment...
April 23, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683306/maternity-care-update-prenatal-care-and-specific-conditions
#9
Andrew Smith, Wendy B Barr, Erin Bassett-Novoa, Nicholas LeFevre
Early initiation of prenatal care is associated with improved health outcomes for women and newborns. An essential element of prenatal care is determining the estimated due date, ideally using a first-trimester ultrasound. Laboratory tests should be obtained to screen for conditions that can affect pregnancy. Routine immunizations for all pregnant women include influenza vaccine; tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. All women should be screened for gestational diabetes mellitus in midpregnancy...
April 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682309/australasian-society-for-hiv-viral-hepatitis-and-sexual-health-medicine-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-clinical-guidelines-update-april-2018
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EDITORIAL
Edwina Wright, Andrew Grulich, Katy Roy, Mark Boyd, Vincent Cornelisse, Darren Russell, Darryl O'Donnell, Bill Whittaker, Levinia Crooks, Iryna Zablotska
Daily use of coformulated tenofovir and emtricitabine for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by populations at high risk of HIV infection is now recommended in guidelines from the United States, Europe and Australia and globally through the 2015 WHO guidelines. These 2017 Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine's (ASHM) PrEP Guidelines are an updated adaptation of the 2014 US Centers for Disease Control's PrEP guidelines and are designed to: •Support the prescription of PrEP using forms of coformulated tenofovir and emtricitabine that have been registered in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and other bioequivalent generic drugs that are available in Australia through self-importation, private prescription or Australian PrEP clinical trials•Assist clinicians in the evaluation of patients who are seeking PrEP•Assist clinicians in commencing and monitoring patients on PrEP including PrEP dosing schedules, management of side-effects and toxicity, use of PrEP in pregnancy and in chronic hepatitis B infection and how to cease PrEP Daily PrEP with co-formulated tenofovir and emtricitabine, used continuously or for shorter periods of time, is recommended in these guidelines as a key HIV-prevention option for men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender men and women, heterosexual men and women, and people who inject drugs (PWID) at substantial risk of HIV acquisition...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682296/intensification-of-antiretroviral-treatment-with-raltegravir-for-pregnant-women-living-with-hiv-at-high-risk-of-vertical-transmission
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EDITORIAL
Thanyawee Puthanakit, Nattawan Thepnarong, Surasith Chaithongwongwatthana, Suvaporn Anugulruengkitt, Orawan Anunsittichai, Tuangtip Theerawit, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Chitsanu Pancharoen, Praphan Phanuphak
Objectives:  The rate of vertical HIV transmission for women at high risk of HIV transmission stands at approximately 7.6%. In the present study we describe infant infection rates in women who had received raltegravir (RAL) intensification during pregnancy to a standard three-drug antiretroviral (ART) regimen in Thailand. Methods:  This prospective cohort study enrolled HIV-1-positive pregnant women at high risk of vertical transmission, as defined by (1) ART initiation at a gestational age (GA) ≥32 weeks or (2) HIV-1 RNA >1000 copies/mL at GA of 32-38 weeks while on ART...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681199/pregnancy-after-periviable-birth-making-the-case-for-innovative-delivery-of-interpregnancy-care
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Kavita Vani, Francesca L Facco, Katherine P Himes
OBJECTIVE: Women who have had a spontaneous periviable delivery are at high risk for recurrent preterm delivery. The objective of our study was to determine interpregnancy interval (IPI) after periviable birth as well as percentage of women taking 17 alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17OHP-C) after periviable birth. We then examined the association between adherence with a postpartum visit after a periviable birth and IPI as well as receipt of 17OHP-C. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included all women with a periviable delivery (20-26-week gestation) due to spontaneous preterm birth at Magee Womens Hospital between 2009 and 2014 who had their subsequent delivery at our institution at or before May of 2016...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680782/usefulness-of-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-patients-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#13
Begoña Sánchez-Lechuga, Almudena Lara-Barea, Juan Antonio Córdoba-Doña, Ana Montero Galván, Alicia Abal Cruz, Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado, Cristina López-Tinoco
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated to an increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has been used to detect PIH and preeclampsia, but few data are currently available on its use in women with GDM. The aim of this study was to achieve early identification in women with GDM of BP profiles (detected by ABPM) that could define a population at greater risk of developing PIH and preeclampsia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study of 93 normotensive women with GDM in whom 24-h ABPM was performed (using a Spacelabs 90207 monitor) at 28-32 weeks of pregnancy...
April 18, 2018: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680718/are-we-performing-episiotomies-correctly-a-study-to-evaluate-french-technique-in-a-high-risk-maternity-unit
#14
Fanny Béchard, Julia Geronimi, Pierre Vieille, Vincent Letouzey, Renaud de Tayrac
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate episiotomy technique, in particular suture angles, and any correlation between suture angle and severe perineal tears. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational questionnaire-based study was conducted between 01 August 2015 and 30 April 2016 among accoucheurs performing episiotomies in a French maternity unit with facilities for high-risk pregnancies. For each patient included, accoucheurs were asked to measure the episiotomy suture angle, and to record the angle at which they thought they had cut, the length of the episiotomy, its distance from the anus, and whether the woman sustained a sphincter injury...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679982/association-of-maternal-omega-6-fatty-acid-intake-with-infant-birth-outcomes-korean-mothers-and-children-s-environmental-health-moceh
#15
Eunjung Lee, Hyesook Kim, Hyejin Kim, Eun-Hee Ha, Namsoo Chang
BACKGROUND: Maternal fatty acids (FAs) intake has an effect on birth weight, birth length, and gestational age, as fetal development is entirely dependent on the maternal essential FA supply. This study aimed to identify the association between the maternal intake of FAs and birth outcomes among pregnant women who participated in the Mothers and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH) prospective cohort study in South Korea. METHODS: A total of 1407 pregnant women, aged 30...
April 21, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679628/long-and-short-term-outcomes-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm-among-south-asian-women-a-community-based-study
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REVIEW
B H Sudasinghe, C N Wijeyaratne, P S Ginige
AIMS: To quantify short and long-term outcomes of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) among South Asians METHODS: Prospective cohort-study in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka following a community-prevalence study (WHO 1999 criteria). All women with GDM (exposed) and within sample non-GDM (non-exposed) were recruited. Data was gathered at selected intervals until one-year post-partum by interviewer-administered questionnaire, anthropometry, blood pressure, post-partum 75gOGTT and cholesterol...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679590/phase-i-ii-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-two-levonorgestrel-only-contraceptive-patches-in-a-multicenter-randomized-trial
#17
Carolyn L Westhoff, Beatrice A Chen, Jeffrey T Jensen, Kurt Barnhart, Michael Thomas, Stephanie Teal, Diana Blithe
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of two novel levonorgestrel (LNG)-only contraceptive patches. STUDY DESIGN: This multi-center Phase I/II trial randomized participants to use a 7-day transdermal patch designed to deliver a 40 mcg or 75 mcg daily LNG dose for 11 consecutive weeks; randomization was stratified by body mass index (BMI) <32 or 32-40kg/m2 . Evaluations occurred twice weekly for 5weeks, then once weekly with supplemental visits for participants reporting a urinary LH surge...
April 18, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679395/placental-adaptations-to-micronutrient-dysregulation-in-the-programming-of-chronic-disease
#18
Pierre Hofstee, Daniel McKeating, Anthony V Perkins, James S M Cuffe
Poor nutrition during pregnancy is known to impair foetal development and increase the risk of chronic disease in offspring. Both macronutrients and micronutrients are required for a healthy pregnancy although significantly less is understood about the role of micronutrients in the programming of chronic disease. This is despite the fact that modern calorie rich diets are often also deficient in key micronutrients. The importance of micronutrients in gestational disorders is clearly understood but how they impact long term disease in humans requires further investigation...
April 21, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678837/infections-and-risk-of-peripartum-stroke-during-delivery-admissions
#19
Eliza C Miller, Marisa Gallo, Erin R Kulick, Alexander M Friedman, Mitchell S V Elkind, Amelia K Boehme
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Peripartum strokes during delivery admissions are rare but have high maternal morbidity. Infections have been proposed as a possible stroke trigger. We hypothesized that women who had infections diagnosed at the time of delivery admission would have higher risk of stroke during their delivery hospitalization. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study using state inpatient administrative databases for California (2007-2011), Florida (2009-2011), and New York (2009-2011)...
April 20, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678412/awareness-of-listeriosis-and-methylmercury-toxicity-public-health-recommendations-and-diet-during-pregnancy
#20
Shao Jia Zhou, Rebecca L Greco, Rosalie Grivell, Jennie Louise, Andrea Deussen, Jodie Dodd, Lisa J Moran
BACKGROUND: Awareness of Listeriosis and Methylmercury toxicity recommendations are associated with decreased intake of high-risk foods. Whether awareness of the recommendations affect dietary quality of pregnant women in Australian is unknown. AIM: To evaluate awareness of Listeriosis and Methylmercury toxicity recommendations during pregnancy and its impact on dietary quality. METHODS: Pregnant women (n=81) were recruited from antenatal clinics...
April 17, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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