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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325126/trial-of-labour-after-caesarean-section-two-year-analysis-at-a-portuguese-centre
#1
Joao Abreu-Silva, Jorge Castro, Catarina Maia, Manuela Pinho, Claudina Carvalho
We conducted a retrospective study aimed at determining variables associated with a higher success rate for vaginal delivery after caesarean section, and assessing the impact of induction of labour. Secondarily, we aimed to describe our vaginal delivery and uterine rupture rates with the use of a controlled-release dinoprostone vaginal insert for cervical ripening. Of 292 women who met the inclusion criteria, induction of labour occurred in 48% (94% with dinoprostone). There was a non-significant difference between the vaginal delivery rate of spontaneous labour (57%) and induction of labour (33%), after adjusting for confounding variables...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322775/pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes-in-couples-with-infertility-with-and-without-assisted-reproductive-technology-with-an-emphasis-on-us-population-based-studies
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REVIEW
Barbara Luke
Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive within one year of unprotected intercourse, affects an estimated 80 million individuals worldwide, or 10-15 percent of couples of reproductive age. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) includes all infertility treatments to achieve conception; in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process by which an oocyte is fertilized by semen outside the body; non-IVF ART treatments include ovulation induction, artificial insemination, and intrauterine insemination. Use of ART has risen steadily in the United States during the past two decades due to several reasons, including childbearing at older maternal ages and increasing insurance coverage...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322539/a-review-on-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-ohss-management-strategies
#3
Ashley M Eskew, Kenan R Omurtag
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is one of the most frequent, serious and potentially lethal iatrogenic complications of controlled ovarian stimulation. Despite extensive research, the exact pathogenesis of this syndrome remains less clear, but there appears to be a relationship of increased vascular permeability mediated by HCG and other downstream mediators. Adequate experience with ovulation induction therapy and identifying patients with known risk factors are essential in preventing OHSS. As this is a completely iatrogenic disease numerous strategies have been investigated to help decrease the risk of OHSS and their effects on pregnancy and live birth rate...
March 21, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321899/labor-induction-and-cesarean-delivery-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-first-births-in-pennsylvania-usa
#4
Kristen H Kjerulff, Laura B Attanasio, Joyce K Edmonds, Katy B Kozhimannil, John T Repke
BACKGROUND: Mode of delivery at first childbirth largely determines mode of delivery at subsequent births, so it is particularly important to understand risk factors for cesarean delivery at first childbirth. In this study, we investigated risk factors for cesarean delivery among nulliparous women, with focus on the association between labor induction and cesarean delivery. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 2851 nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies who attempted vaginal delivery at hospitals in Pennsylvania, 2009-2011, was conducted...
March 21, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320031/can-the-induction-of-labor-with-misoprostol-increase-maternal-blood-loss
#5
Paulo César Praciano Souza, Karla Santana Azevedo Damasceno, Edward Araujo Júnior, Carlos Augusto Alencar Júnior, Francisco Edson de Lucena Feitosa
Purpose To evaluate blood loss during misoprostol-induced vaginal births and during cesarean sections after attempted misoprostol induction. Methods We conducted a prospective observational study in 101 pregnant women indicated for labor induction; pre- and postpartum hemoglobin levels were measured to estimate blood loss during delivery. Labor was induced by administering 25 µg vaginal misoprostol every 6 hours (with a maximum of 6 doses). The control group included 30 patients who spontaneously entered labor, and 30 patients who underwent elective cesarean section...
February 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306560/growth-hormone-in-ivf-cycles-any-hope
#6
Roger J Hart, Luk Rombauts, Robert J Norman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Growth hormone (GH) has been used as an adjunct in ovulation induction and IVF for 25 years, particularly as an adjunct to ovarian stimulation for women who had a previous poor response to stimulation in an IVF cycle. It does not have US Food and Drug Administration approval for this use. Unfortunately, due to the problems inherent with recruiting women who have undergone unsuccessful IVF treatment cycles and their inevitable low live birth rate per initiated cycle, many studies performed to date have been underpowered...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304080/maternal-age-is-a-risk-factor-for-caesarean-section-following-induction-of-labour
#7
Liam Dunn, Sailesh Kumar, Michael Beckmann
BACKGROUND: In Australia, more than 20% of women giving birth are 35 years or older. Advanced maternal age (AMA) is a risk factor for stillbirth, and many clinicians now recommend induction of labour (IOL) at around term gestation. The aim of this study is to determine if AMA is associated with emergency caesarean section (CS) following IOL. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was undertaken using routinely collected de-identified data. Live-born, singleton, cephalic, non-anomalous pregnancies undergoing IOL between 37 + 0 and 42 + 0 weeks were included...
March 17, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295174/predictors-of-mode-of-birth-and-duration-of-labour-following-induction-using-prostaglandin-vaginal-gel
#8
Michael Beckmann, Kristen Gibbons, Vicki Flenady, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Using data from a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing two policies of prostaglandin (PGE2) vaginal gel induction of labour (IOL) at term, this study aimed to determine: (i) demographic/clinical factors that predict IOL outcomes; and (ii) clinical characteristic(s) of women who would benefit from a policy of amniotomy once technically possible as opposed to giving more PGE2. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Following an initial PGE2 dose, women were randomised to amniotomy or repeat-PGE2...
March 13, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289719/type-i-interferons-regulate-susceptibility-to-inflammation-induced-preterm-birth
#9
Monica Cappelletti, Pietro Presicce, Matthew J Lawson, Vandana Chaturvedi, Traci E Stankiewicz, Simone Vanoni, Isaac T W Harley, Jaclyn W McAlees, Daniel A Giles, Maria E Moreno-Fernandez, Cesar M Rueda, Paranth Senthamaraikannan, Xiaofei Sun, Rebekah Karns, Kasper Hoebe, Edith M Janssen, Christopher L Karp, David A Hildeman, Simon P Hogan, Suhas G Kallapur, Claire A Chougnet, Sing Sing Way, Senad Divanovic
Preterm birth (PTB) is a leading worldwide cause of morbidity and mortality in infants. Maternal inflammation induced by microbial infection is a critical predisposing factor for PTB. However, biological processes associated with competency of pathogens, including viruses, to induce PTB or sensitize for secondary bacterial infection-driven PTB are unknown. We show that pathogen/pathogen-associated molecular pattern-driven activation of type I IFN/IFN receptor (IFNAR) was sufficient to prime for systemic and uterine proinflammatory chemokine and cytokine production and induction of PTB...
March 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267635/associations-between-fetal-hla-g-genotype-and-birth-weight-and-placental-weight-in-a-large-cohort-of-pregnant-women-possible-implications-for-hla-diversity
#10
Johanne Emmery, Ole B Christiansen, Line Lynge Nilsson, Mette Dahl, Peter Skovbo, Anna Margrethe Møller, Rudi Steffensen, Thomas Vauvert F Hviid
Birth weight and placental weight are crucial parameters for the survival of fetuses and newborns in mammals. High variation in the MHC is important for an effective adaptive immune response. The maternal immune system must be controlled in relation to the semi-allogenic fetus. The immunoregulatory HLA/MHC class Ib gene, HLA-G, is strongly expressed on extravillous trophoblast cells. We investigated birth weight and placental weight of the newborns in mothers heterozygous for an HLA-G 14bp insertion (Ins)/deletion (Del) gene polymorphism...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265476/takayasu-s-arteritis-in-pregnancy-a-rare-case-report-from-a-tertiary-care-infirmary-in-india
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Sheeba Marwah, Monika Rajput, Ritin Mohindra, Harsha S Gaikwad, Manjula Sharma, Sonam R Topden
Background. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, chronic, inflammatory, progressive, idiopathic arteriopathy, afflicting young women of reproductive age group, causing narrowing, occlusion, and aneurysms of systemic and pulmonary arteries, especially the aorta and its branches. During pregnancy, such patients warrant special attention. An interdisciplinary collaboration of obstetricians, cardiologists, and neurologists is necessary to improve maternal and fetal prognosis. Here a case is reported where a patient with diagnosis of TA, complicated by neurological sequelae, successfully fought the vagaries of the condition twice to deliver uneventfully...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264947/texas-medicaid-payment-reform-fewer-early-elective-deliveries-and-increased-gestational-age-and-birthweight
#12
Heather M Dahlen, J Mac McCullough, Angela R Fertig, Bryan E Dowd, William J Riley
Infants born at full term have better health outcomes. However, one in ten babies in the United States are born via a medically unnecessary early elective delivery: induction of labor, a cesarean section, or both before thirty-nine weeks gestation. In 2011 the Texas Medicaid program sought to reduce the rate of early elective deliveries by denying payment to providers for the procedure. We examined the impact of this policy on clinical care practice and perinatal outcomes by comparing the changes in Texas relative to comparison states...
March 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264638/to-ignore-or-not-to-ignore-placental-calcifications-on-prenatal-ultrasound-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Fadi G Mirza, Labib M Ghulmiyyah, Hani Tamim, Maha Makki, Dima Jeha, Anwar Nassar
OBJECTIVE: The human placenta is known to calcify with advancing gestational age, and, in fact, the presence of significant calcifications is one of the components of grade III placenta, typical of late gestation. As such, the presence of significant placental calcifications often prompts obstetric providers to expedite delivery. This practice has been attributed, in part, to the presumed association between grade III placenta and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Such approach, however, can be the source of major anxiety and may lead to unnecessary induction of labor, with its associated predisposition to cesarean delivery as well as a myriad of maternal and neonatal morbidities...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262723/developmental-sex-differences-in-the-metabolism-of-cardiolipin-in-mouse-cerebral-cortex-mitochondria
#14
Estefanía Acaz-Fonseca, Ana Ortiz-Rodriguez, Ana B Lopez-Rodriguez, Luis M Garcia-Segura, Mariana Astiz
Cardiolipin (CL) is a mitochondrial-specific phospholipid. CL content and acyl chain composition are crucial for energy production. Given that estradiol induces CL synthesis in neurons, we aimed to assess CL metabolism in the cerebral cortex (CC) of male and female mice during early postnatal life, when sex steroids induce sex-dimorphic maturation of the brain. Despite the fact that total amount of CL was similar, its fatty acid composition differed between males and females at birth. In males, CL was more mature (lower saturation ratio) and the expression of the enzymes involved in synthetic and remodeling pathways was higher, compared to females...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260455/triplet-pregnancy-in-a-diabetic-mother-with-kidney-transplant-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Tarek Mahmoud, Khalida Mujaibel, Hosam Attia, Zakaria Zakaria, Jude Yagan, Osama Gheith, Medhat Abdel Halim, Prasad Nair, Torki Al-Otaibi
Triplet and higher-order multiple pregnancies can carry increased fetal and maternal complications. Reports of triplet pregnancies after kidney transplant are scarce and have been associated with perinatal complications. Presence of diabetes in such cases worsens both fetal and maternal outcomes. Here, we present a triplet pregnancy in a kidney transplant recipient with diabetes. We also reviewed the literature for causes, prevalence, and outcomes in association with chronic kidney disease, kidney transplant, and diabetes mellitus...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260290/-the-influence-of-the-intrapartum-inventions-on-the-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean
#16
S W Wu, D He, W Y Zhang
Objective: To investigate the maternal and neonatal outcomes after different intrapartum interventions for vaginal birth after cesarean (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean-section, VBAC). Methods: One hundred and forty three cases in Beijing Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University from January 2015 to November 2016 were selected retrospectively.The relationship between the intrapartum inventions such as induction style, oxytocin usage and spinal analgesia and the maternal and neonatal outcomes such as delivery way, labor time, postpartum hemorrhage and fetal distress were analyzed in pregnant women underwent VBAC...
February 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257562/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-for-women-with-preterm-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-prior-to-37-weeks-gestation-for-improving-pregnancy-outcome
#17
REVIEW
Diana M Bond, Philippa Middleton, Kate M Levett, David P van der Ham, Caroline A Crowther, Sarah L Buchanan, Jonathan Morris
BACKGROUND: Current management of preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes (PPROM) involves either initiating birth soon after PPROM or, alternatively, adopting a 'wait and see' approach (expectant management). It is unclear which strategy is most beneficial for mothers and their babies. This is an update of a Cochrane review published in 2010 (Buchanan 2010). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of planned early birth versus expectant management for women with preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes between 24 and 37 weeks' gestation for fetal, infant and maternal well being...
March 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254089/determinants-and-development-of-a-web-based-child-mortality-prediction-model-in-resource-limited-settings-a-data-mining-approach
#18
Brook Tesfaye, Suleman Atique, Noah Elias, Legesse Dibaba, Syed-Abdul Shabbir, Mihiretu Kebede
BACKGROUND: Improving child health and reducing child mortality rate are key health priorities in developing countries. This study aimed to identify determinant sand develop, a web-based child mortality prediction model in Ethiopian local language using classification data mining algorithm. METHODS: Decision tree (using J48 algorithm) and rule induction (using PART algorithm) techniques were applied on 11,654 records of Ethiopian demographic and health survey data...
March 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252306/-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-specific-subgroups-might-require-increased-attention
#19
V Bartáková, V Ťápalová, K Wágnerová, P Janků, J Bělobrádková, K Kaňková
OBJECTIVES: To compare peri-partal parameters between two groups of pregnant women - with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), to correlate degree of glucose abnormality with incidence of peri-partal morbidity and, finally, to analyse the potential effect of comorbidities (i.e. obesity, hypertension, thyreopathy, polycystic ovary syndrome, trombophylia, anemia, allergy, smoking) on pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN: Epidemiological observational "case-control" study...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251639/induction-of-labour-using-balloon-catheter-and-prostaglandin-gel
#20
Jacqueline Brown, Michael Beckmann
BACKGROUND: The process of induction of labour (IOL) commonly involves cervical ripening, using mechanical or pharmacological methods. However, the optimum protocol of IOL remains undetermined. AIMS: To report the maternal, neonatal and process outcomes for women being induced with a balloon catheter or prostaglandin E2 gel (PGE2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Matched retrospective cohort study of women requiring IOL at term with a modified Bishop's score (MBS) <7...
February 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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