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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320236/prevention-of-early-onset-group-b-streptococcal-disease-by-universal-antenatal-culture-based-screening-in-all-public-hospitals-in-hong-kong
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Teresa W L Ma, Viola Chan, C H So, Annie S Y Hui, C N Lee, Amelia P W Hui, P L So, C W Kong, Barbara Fung, K Y Leung
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of maternal colonization with group B streptococcus (GBS), and early onset GBS disease (EOGBSD) after implementation of universal screening. METHODS: This was a three-year retrospective cohort study on universal antenatal rectovaginal culture-based screening and intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis (IAP) to colonized women in the public sector in Hong Kong. Routinely collected data including maternal colonization and EOGBSD were retrieved...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316639/feature-extraction-and-classification-of-ehg-between-pregnancy-and-labour-group-using-hilbert-huang-transform-and-extreme-learning-machine
#2
Lili Chen, Yaru Hao
Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of perinatal mortality and long-term morbidity, which results in significant health and economic problems. The early detection of PTB has great significance for its prevention. The electrohysterogram (EHG) related to uterine contraction is a noninvasive, real-time, and automatic novel technology which can be used to detect, diagnose, or predict PTB. This paper presents a method for feature extraction and classification of EHG between pregnancy and labour group, based on Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT) and extreme learning machine (ELM)...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285555/factors-affecting-the-rates-of-caesarean-sections-in-cases-with-premature-rupture-of-membranes-prom-at-term
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Muberra Namli Kalem, Aydın Köşüş, Zeynep Kamalak, Nermin Köşüş, Ziya Kalem
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the factors affecting the rates of caesarean section in cases with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in term pregnancies. Eighty-two term PROM patients who presented to Turgut Ozal University and Erzurum Nene Hatun Hospitals between 2012 and 2014 were included. The effects of demographics, nulliparity, active-latent phase durations, presence of meconium and chorioamnionitis, requirement of oxytocin and cervical dilation at the initial examination on C/S rates were assessed...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176485/preterm-birth-prevention-in-twin-pregnancies-with-progesterone-pessary-or-cerclage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Jarde, O Lutsiv, C K Park, J Barrett, J Beyene, S Saito, J M Dodd, P S Shah, J L Cook, A B Biringer, L Giglia, Z Han, K Staub, W Mundle, C Vera, L Sabatino, S K Liyanage, S D McDonald
BACKGROUND: About half of twin pregnancies deliver preterm, and it is unclear whether any intervention reduces this risk. OBJECTIVES: To assess the evidence for the effectiveness of progesterone, cerclage, and pessary in twin pregnancies. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ISI Web of Science, without language restrictions, up to 25 January 2016. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials of progesterone, cerclage, or pessary for preventing preterm birth in women with twin pregnancies, without symptoms of threatened preterm labour...
February 8, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157275/continuous-cardiotocography-ctg-as-a-form-of-electronic-fetal-monitoring-efm-for-fetal-assessment-during-labour
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Zarko Alfirevic, Declan Devane, Gillian Ml Gyte, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Cardiotocography (CTG) records changes in the fetal heart rate and their temporal relationship to uterine contractions. The aim is to identify babies who may be short of oxygen (hypoxic) to guide additional assessments of fetal wellbeing, or determine if the baby needs to be delivered by caesarean section or instrumental vaginal birth. This is an update of a review previously published in 2013, 2006 and 2001. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of continuous cardiotocography when used as a method to monitor fetal wellbeing during labour...
February 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064548/amniotic-fluid-sludge-prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-it-in-asymptomatic-patients-at-high-risk-for-spontaneous-preterm-delivery
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Ilknur Adanir, Ozgur Ozyuncu, Ayse Filiz Gokmen Karasu, Lutfu S Onderoglu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study is to determine prevalence and clinical significance of the presence of amniotic fluid "sludge" among asymptomatic patients at high-risk for spontaneous preterm delivery, prospectively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In our study, 99 patients at high risk for spontaneous preterm delivery were evaluated for the presence of amniotic fluid sludge with transvaginal ultrasonography at 20-22, 26-28, and 32-34 gestational weeks, prospectively; between August 2009 and October 2010 in Hacettepe University Hospital...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050517/prosthodontic-approach-in-management-of-prolonged-neonatal-intubation
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Vikas B Kamble, Shital K Shah, Vishnu B Rathod, Priyanka S Ambadkar, Charudutt N Patil
Intubation is a routine intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for preterm neonates with respiratory distress, inadequate gag reflex, poor sucking and swallowing. Prolonged intubation in neonates can be done by nasal or oral route. Although naso-tracheal intubation may reduce movement of the tube, it may contribute to airway obstruction, possible hypoxia, and occlusion of the nasal aperture during a crucial period of development further contributing to laboured breathing. Being obligate nasal breathers, oro-tracheal route is the preferred method of intubation in premature infants as oral mucosa is less susceptible to damage than nasal mucosa...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003843/spasmodic-versus-spasmolytic-activities-of-euphorbia-spinidens-extract-on-rat-isolated-uterus
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Mustafa Ghanadian, Hassan Sadraei, Zeinab Cheraghi
Preterm contraction of uterus is a main cause of miscarriages and preterm labour. Euphorbia known as Ferphion in Iranian traditional medicine texts like Al-Hawi, is reported for prevention of preterm labour. Therefore, the objective of this research was to investigate the effect of Euphorbia spinidens Bornm. Ex Prokh. on motility of rat uterus. Uterine horns were isolated form non-pregnant female rats pretreated with estrogen. E. spinidens hydroalcoholic extract was examined on KCl (80 mM) induced and spontaneous periodic contraction in isolate uterine strips suspended in an organ bath and compared with nifedipine and ritodrine...
December 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965906/could-elastography-be-used-in-the-prediction-of-morbidly-adherent-placentation
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Stacey Davie, Wei Ling Wong, Teresa Clapham, Donald Angstetra, Rajit Narayan
Morbidly adherent placentation (MAP) is a condition in which the placenta is abnormally attached to the uterine myometrium. MAP is a complication of pregnancy that can cause significant morbidity to the mother and fetus and therefore early diagnosis is crucial in its management and prevention of adverse outcomes. Ultrasonography remains the primary diagnostic tool for MAP, with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) serving as a secondary diagnostic modality. Elastography is a relatively new concept in ultrasound based imaging, which has found application in several fields of medicine, including obstetrics, primarily for evaluation of the firmness of cervical tissue in a preterm labour setting...
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836377/-prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-excluding-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-guidelines-for-clinical-practice%C3%A2-%C3%A2-text-of-the-guidelines-short-text
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L Sentilhes, M-V Sénat, P-Y Ancel, E Azria, G Benoist, J Blanc, G Brabant, F Bretelle, S Brun, M Doret, C Ducroux-Schouwey, A Evrard, G Kayem, E Maisonneuve, L Marcellin, S Marret, N Mottet, S Paysant, D Riethmuller, P Rozenberg, T Schmitz, H Torchin, B Langer
OBJECTIVES: To determine the measures to prevent spontaneous preterm birth (excluding preterm premature rupture of membranes)and its consequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign obstetrical societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: In France, premature birth concerns 60,000 neonates every year (7.4 %), half of them are delivered after spontaneous onset of labor...
December 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817049/overexpression-of-endogenous-anti-oxidants-with-selenium-supplementation-protects-trophoblast-cells-from-reactive-oxygen-species-induced-apoptosis-in-a-bcl-2-dependent-manner
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Alisha Khera, Jessica J Vanderlelie, Olivia Holland, Anthony V Perkins
The human placenta provides life support for the developing foetus, and a healthy placenta is a prerequisite to a healthy start to life. Placental tissue is subject to oxidative stress which can lead to pathological conditions of pregnancy such as preeclampsia, preterm labour and intrauterine growth restriction. Up-regulation of endogenous anti-oxidants may alleviate placental oxidative stress and provide a therapy for these complications of pregnancy. In this study, selenium supplementation, as inorganic sodium selenite (NaSel) or organic selenomethionine (SeMet), was used to increase the protein production and cellular activity of the important redox active proteins glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and thioredoxin reductase (Thx-Red)...
November 5, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647837/adherence-to-a-lifestyle-programme-in-overweight-obese-pregnant-women-and-effect-on-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Raffaele Bruno, Elisabetta Petrella, Valentina Bertarini, Giulia Pedrielli, Isabella Neri, Fabio Facchinetti
This study aims to determine whether the prescription of a detailed lifestyle programme in overweight/obese pregnant women influences the occurrence of gestational diabetes (GDM), and if this kind of prescription increases the adherence to a healthier lifestyle in comparison to standard care. The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial, with open allocation, enrolling women at 9-12 weeks of pregnancy with a BMI ≥ 25 kg/m(2) . The women assigned to the Intervention group (I = 96) received a hypocaloric, low-glycaemic, low-saturated fat diet and physical activity recommendations...
September 19, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630746/oxidative-stress-in-pregnancy-and-reproduction
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REVIEW
Kate Duhig, Lucy C Chappell, Andrew H Shennan
Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathophysiology of many reproductive complications including infertility, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm labour. The presence of excess reactive oxygen species can lead to cellular damage of deoxyribonucleic acids, lipids and proteins. Antioxidants protect cells from peroxidation reactions, limiting cellular damage and helping to maintain cellular membrane integrity. There is overwhelming evidence for oxidative stress causing harm in reproduction...
September 2016: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545716/preventing-newborn-deaths-due-to-prematurity
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Kishwar Azad, Jiji Mathews
Preterm births (PTBs), defined as births before 37 weeks of gestation account for the majority of deaths in the newborn period. Prediction and prevention of PTB is challenging. A history of preterm labour or second trimester losses and accurate measurement of cervical length help to identify women who would benefit from progesterone and cerclage. Fibronectin estimation in the cervicovaginal secretions of a symptomatic woman with an undilated cervix can predict PTB within 10 days of testing. Antibiotics should be given to women with preterm prelabour rupture of membranes but tocolysis has a limited role in the management of preterm labour...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27328735/differential-impact-of-acute-and-prolonged-camp-agonist-exposure-on-protein-kinase-a-activation-and-human-myometrium-contractile-activity
#15
Pei F Lai, Rachel M Tribe, Mark R Johnson
KEY POINTS: Over 15 million babies are born prematurely each year with approximately 1 million of these babies dying as a direct result of preterm delivery. β2 -Adrenoreceptor agonists that act via cAMP can reduce uterine contractions to delay preterm labour, but their ability to repress uterine contractions lasts ≤ 48 h and their use does not improve neonatal outcomes. Previous research has suggested that cAMP inhibits myometrial contractions via protein kinase A (PKA) activation, but this has yet to be demonstrated with PKA-specific agonists...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220952/molecular-evidence-of-functional-progesterone-withdrawal-in-human-myometrium
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Lubna Nadeem, Oksana Shynlova, Elzbieta Matysiak-Zablocki, Sam Mesiano, Xuesen Dong, Stephen Lye
Progesterone suppresses uterine contractility acting through its receptors (PRA/B). The mechanism by which human labour is initiated in the presence of elevated circulating progesterone has remained an enigma since Csapo first theorized of a functional withdrawal of progesterone in 1965. Here we report that in vitro progesterone-liganded nuclear PRB forms a complex including JUN/JUN homodimers and P54(nrb)/Sin3A/HDAC to repress transcription of the key labour gene, Cx43. In contrast, unliganded PRA paradoxically activates Cx43 transcription by interacting with FRA2/JUND heterodimers...
May 25, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27176052/transcription-analysis-of-the-myometrium-of-labouring-and-non-labouring-women
#17
Gemma C Sharp, James L Hutchinson, Nanette Hibbert, Tom C Freeman, Philippa T K Saunders, Jane E Norman
An incomplete understanding of the molecular mechanisms that initiate normal human labour at term seriously hampers the development of effective ways to predict, prevent and treat disorders such as preterm labour. Appropriate analysis of large microarray experiments that compare gene expression in non-labouring and labouring gestational tissues is necessary to help bridge these gaps in our knowledge. In this work, gene expression in 48 (22 labouring, 26 non-labouring) lower-segment myometrial samples collected at Caesarean section were analysed using Illumina HT-12 v4...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159501/the-safety-of-tocolytics-used-for-the-inhibition-of-preterm-labour
#18
REVIEW
Callum D Lamont, Jan Stener Jørgensen, Ronald F Lamont
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth is the major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide and a huge cost burden on healthcare. Between 22 and 26 completed weeks of gestation, for every day that delivery is delayed, survival increases by 3%. AREAS COVERED: Following a systematic review of the literature, we have provided an overview of the use of tocolytics for the prevention of preterm birth and have examined the fetal and maternal adverse effects of the various tocolytic agents currently in use...
September 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27145132/inter-pregnancy-weight-change-and-the-risk-of-recurrent-pregnancy-complications
#19
Jacqueline M Wallace, Sohinee Bhattacharya, Doris M Campbell, Graham W Horgan
Women with specific adverse pregnancy outcomes in their first pregnancy may be receptive to inter-pregnancy weight management guidance aimed at preventing these complications reoccurring in subsequent pregnancies. Thus the association between inter-pregnancy weight change and the risk of recurrent pregnancy complications at the second pregnancy was investigated in a retrospective cohort study of 24,520 women with their first-ever and second consecutive deliveries in Aberdeen using logistic regression. Compared with women who were weight stable, weight loss (>2BMI units) between pregnancies was associated with an increased risk of recurrent small for gestational age (SGA) birth and elective Cesarean-section, and was protective against recurrent pre-eclampsia, placental oversize and large for gestational age (LGA) birth...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27072119/reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-key-messages-from-disease-control-priorities-3rd-edition
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REVIEW
Robert E Black, Carol Levin, Neff Walker, Doris Chou, Li Liu, Marleen Temmerman
As part of Disease Control Priorities 3rd Edition, the World Bank will publish a volume on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health that identifies essential cost-effective health interventions that can be scaled up to reduce maternal, newborn, and child deaths, and stillbirths. This Review summarises the volume's key findings and estimates the effect and cost of expanded implementation of these interventions. Recognising that a continuum of care from the adolescent girl, woman, or mother to child is needed, the volume includes details of preventive and therapeutic health interventions in integrated packages: Maternal and Newborn Health and Child Health (along with folic acid supplementation, a key reproductive health intervention)...
December 3, 2016: Lancet
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