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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149254/invited-commentary-gestational-hypertension-and-diabetes-a-major-public-health-concern
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Lewis H Kuller, Janet Catov
The obesity epidemic in the United States and other countries has contributed to an increase in the rates of gestational diabetes and hypertension. In the past, it was thought that most cases of gestational diabetes and hypertension would resolve after completion of pregnancy. In this issue of the Journal, Pace et al. (Am J Epidemiol. 2017;186(10):1115-1124) clearly documented that both gestational diabetes and hypertension lead to diabetes and hypertension and that the combination of both during pregnancy leads to very high rates of subsequent diabetes and hypertension...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143739/an-inaccurate-automated-device-negatively-impacts-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-gestational-hypertension
#2
Diane Nzelu, Felicia Yeung, Delphine Couderq, Andrew Shennan, Nikos A Kametas
OBJECTIVES: Automated blood pressure devices are frequently introduced in maternity care without prior validation for their accuracy in pregnancy. Our objectives were to, firstly, establish the accuracy in pregnancy of a locally used device (Welch Allyn 300) and, secondly, to audit its impact on the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. STUDY DESIGN: Validation study: The device was evaluated using the grading criteria of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) (2010)...
May 3, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143647/modelling-stillbirth-mortality-reduction-with-the-lives-saved-tool
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Hannah Blencowe, Victoria B Chou, Joy E Lawn, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: The worldwide burden of stillbirths is large, with an estimated 2.6 million babies stillborn in 2015 including 1.3 million dying during labour. The Every Newborn Action Plan set a stillbirth target of ≤12 per 1000 in all countries by 2030. Planning tools will be essential as countries set policy and plan investment to scale up interventions to meet this target. This paper summarises the approach taken for modelling the impact of scaling-up health interventions on stillbirths in the Lives Saved tool (LiST), and potential future refinements...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143500/-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pregnancy
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Eleni Diamanti, David Baud, John-David Aubert, Laurent P Nicod
Pregnancy in the context of pulmonary hypertension is characterised by high mortality for the mother and the foetus and is therefore strongly discouraged ; contraception has to be prescribed to patients in reproductive age. Women who decide to continue their pregnancy should be followed by multidisciplinary teams in specialised centres. A specific treatment should be defined with no delay. In case of clinical deterioration, the early, intravenous administration of prostacyclin should be considered. The ideal time and method of delivery are still disputed...
November 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142264/impairment-of-bkca-channels-in-human-placental-chorionic-plate-arteries-is-potentially-relevant-to-the-development-of-preeclampsia
#5
Mengzhou He, Fanfan Li, Meitao Yang, Yao Fan, Rajluxmee Beejadhursing, Yin Xie, Yuan Zhou, Dongrui Deng
Preeclampsia has known associations with insufficient placental perfusion. The large-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BKca) channels that have recently been found to play important roles in cellular growth and vasodilatation could potentially participate in the development of preeclampsia. However, the mechanisms by which downregulated BKca channels are involved in the development of preeclampsia remain unknown. In this study, we investigated the mechanism(s) underlying the impairment of vascular tone regulation by BKca channels in human placental chorionic plate arteries (CPAs) in preeclampsia...
November 16, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139276/preventing-stroke-and-assessing-risk-in-women
#6
Tracey Keteepe-Arachi, Sanjay Sharma
Ischaemic stroke is rare in premenopausal women but risk increases with advancing age and doubles in the ten years following the menopause. Up to the age of 75 years men have a 25% higher risk of suffering a stroke compared with women. However, the increased life expectancy of women ultimately results in a higher overall incidence. Twice as many women die from stroke compare with breast cancer. Women with cerebrovascular disease are more likely to present with atypical symptoms than men. Altered mental status (including unresponsiveness, confusion and behavioural change) is the most common nonconventional symptom, and is reported by 23% of women compared with 15% of men...
March 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136713/-the-associations-between-adenosine-triphosphate-binding-cassette-subfamily-g-member-2-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-and-hyperuricemia-in-a-chinese-tertiary-hospital-faculty-cohort
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B Q Zhang, W G Fang, Y Zhang, S F Liu, X J Zeng
Objective: To investigate gender specific association between single nucleotide polymorphism rs2231142 and hyperuricemia. Method: A matched case-control study was conducted in a faculty cohort of a tertiary hospital in Beijing. The enrollment criteria were faculty member of the hospital with signed consent. The exclusion criteria were tumor, previous renal diseases, renal function damage, pregnancy, currently taking medicines that could increase or decrease serum uric acid level, and those who had gout. Males with serum uric acid>416...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136712/-long-term-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-pregnant-women-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Q T Ou, J K Lu, J Zhang, Y Chen, Q Li, J L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the perinatal outcome, risk factors and long-term outcome of pregnancy complicated with pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH) and congenital heart diseases (CHD). Methods: Clinical data of 110 pregnant women who were diagnosed as PAH-CHD were retrospectively analyzed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beijing Anzhen Hospital from 2004 to 2013. The survival and treatment status were followed up. Results: 110 subjects consisted of 11 mild PAH, 33 moderate and 66 severe ones...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133363/prevalence-of-hypertensive-phenotypes-after-preeclampsia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Agnès Ditisheim, Grégoire Wuerzner, Belen Ponte, Yvan Vial, Olivier Irion, Michel Burnier, Michel Boulvain, Antoinette Pechère-Bertschi
Preeclampsia is associated with increased cardiovascular and renal risk. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to characterize the early postpartum blood pressure (BP) profile after preeclampsia. We enrolled 115 women with preeclampsia and 41 women with a normal pregnancy in a prospective cohort study. At 6 to 12 week postpartum, we assessed the prevalence of different hypertensive phenotypes using 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), as well as the risk of salt sensitivity and the variability of BP derived from ABPM parameters...
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133192/maternal-micronutrients-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-gene-expression-of-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-rats
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Nisha Kemse, Deepali Sundrani, Anvita Kale, Sadhana Joshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Preeclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy and is associated with inflammation and altered angiogenesis. The present study examines the effect of micronutrient and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (individual, as well as combined) on genes involved in inflammation and angiogenesis, as well as global DNA methylation levels in a pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) rat model. METHODS: Pregnant Wistar rats were randomly assigned to six dietary groups: control, PIH (Pregnancy induced hypertension) Induced; PIH Induced with micronutrient supplements with vitamin B12 (PIHB), folate (PIHF), omega-3 fatty acid (PIHO), and combined supplementation (PIHC) (micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids)...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132221/2009-iom-guidelines-for-gestational-weight-gain-how-well-do-they-predict-outcomes-across-ethnic-groups
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Amal R Khanolkar, Gillian E Hanley, Ilona Koupil, Patricia A Janssen
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Institute Of Medicine's (IOM) 2009 guidelines for weight-gain during pregnancy are predictive of maternal and infant outcomes in ethnic minority populations. METHODS: We designed a population-based study using administrative data on 181,948 women who delivered live singleton births in Washington State between 2006-2008. We examined risks of gestational hypertension, preeclampsia/eclampsia, cesarean delivery, and extended hospital stay in White, Black, Native-American, East-Asian, Hispanic, South-Asian and Hawaiian/Pacific islander women according to whether they gained more or less weight during pregnancy than recommended by IOM guidelines...
November 13, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130759/preeclampsia-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-sle-nephritis-prophylactic-treatment-with-multidisciplinary-approach-are-important-keys-to-prevent-adverse-obstetrics-outcomes
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Federico Mecacci, Serena Simeone, Calogero Lino Cirami, Mauro Cozzolino, Caterina Serena, Marianna Pina Rambaldi, Pamela Gallo, Lorenzo Emmi, Daniele Cammelli, Giorgio Mello, Marco Matucci Cerinic
INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) commonly affects women of childbearing age. Hypertension, antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus nephritis are risk factors for adverse maternal/fetal outcome. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to compare pregnancy outcomes in patients with and without SLE nephritis, using a multidisciplinary approach and a broad prophylaxis protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 86 pregnancies complicated by SLE...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130667/-pregnant-outcomes-of-multiparae-in-women-with-advanced-age-%C3%A2-35-years-after-the-2008-wenchuan-earthquake
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Jing Fu, Xue-Jiao Li, Hui-Li Zhu, Yong Song, Shi-Yuan Yang, Jing Tan, Guo-Jun Zhou, Wei Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pregnancy outcomes of multiparae in women with advanced age (≥35 yr.) after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. METHODS: Clinical data of 542 pregnant women with prenatal care in Wenchuan during 20082013 were reviewed,comparing preconception conditions,pregnant rates,pregnant complications,and perinatal outcomes between those younger ( n=176) and older ( n=366) than 35 years. RESULTS: In the 542 women,622 conceptions were reported,with 517 deliveries and 522 live births...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130350/podocyturia-as-an-early-diagnostic-marker-of-preeclampsia-a-literature-review
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Karolina Panek-Laszczyńska, Andrzej Konieczny, Ewa Milewska, Krystyna Dąbrowska, Remigiusz Bąchor, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Szewczuk
CONTEXT: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-related disease, and it is a leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. It is characterized by the new onset of hypertension after 20 weeks of gestation together with signs of organ damage, most commonly the kidneys. The treatment of PE is symptomatic and final intervention requires delivery, regardless of the gestational age of the foetus. Furthermore, PE is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease - even many years after the delivery...
November 13, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129906/correlation-of-maternal-serum-homocysteine-in-the-first-trimester-with-the-development-of-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia
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Feng Sun, Wei Qian, Chen Zhang, Jian-Xia Fan, He-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND This study investigated the relationship of serum homocysteine in early pregnancy with the risk of gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia (PE) and with the severity of preeclampsia. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, we identified 147 confirmed cases of preeclampsia (103 with mild PE and 44 with severe PE) and 147 confirmed cases of GH; 4418 women who remained normotensive and nonproteinuric throughout pregnancy served as controls. Maternal blood samples were collected at between 11 and 13 weeks of gestation to test serum concentrations of homocysteine (Hcy), folic acid, and VitB12...
November 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129039/combined-diet-and-exercise-interventions-for-preventing-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Emily Shepherd, Judith C Gomersall, Joanna Tieu, Shanshan Han, Caroline A Crowther, Philippa Middleton
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with a wide range of adverse health consequences for women and their infants in the short and long term. With an increasing prevalence of GDM worldwide, there is an urgent need to assess strategies for GDM prevention, such as combined diet and exercise interventions. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was first published in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of diet interventions in combination with exercise interventions for pregnant women for preventing GDM, and associated adverse health consequences for the mother and her infant/child...
November 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128165/in-reply-to-salman-mm-goetze-n-badrinath-m-shah-m-the-videolaryngoscope-as-a-first-line-intubation-device-in-women-with-hypertensive-disease-of-pregnancy-international-journal-of-obstetric-anesthesia-2017-33-doi-http-dx-doi-org-10-1016-j-ijoa-2017-07-005
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126987/endothelial-and-kidney-function-in-women-with-a-history-of-preeclampsia-and-healthy-parous-controls-a-case-control-study
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Veronica A Lopes van Balen, Julia J Spaan, Tom Cornelis, Wieteke M Heidema, Ralph R Scholten, Marc E A Spaanderman
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy related endothelial disease characterized by hypertension and albuminuria. Postpartum endothelial dysfunction often persists in these women. We postulate that in women with a history of PE reduced endothelial dependent vasodilation coincides with attenuated kidney function, as both reflect endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: We assessed endothelial and kidney function in women with a history of PE (n=79) and uncomplicated pregnancies (n=49) at least 4years postpartum...
November 8, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126435/human-amnion-cells-reverse-acute-and-chronic-pulmonary-damage-in-experimental-neonatal-lung-injury
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Dandan Zhu, Jean Tan, Amina S Maleken, Ruth Muljadi, Siow T Chan, Sin N Lau, Kirstin Elgass, Bryan Leaw, Joanne Mockler, Daniel Chambers, Kristen T Leeman, Carla F Kim, Euan M Wallace, Rebecca Lim
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in neonatal care, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains a significant contributor to infant mortality and morbidity. While human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) have shown promise in small and large animal models of BPD, there is scarce information on long-term benefit and clinically relevant questions surrounding administration strategy remain unanswered. In assessing the therapeutic potential of hAECs, we investigated the impact of cell dosage, administration routes and timing of treatment in a pre-clinical model of BPD...
November 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124624/maternal-hypertension-antihypertensive-medication-use-and-small-for-gestational-age-births-in-the-national-birth-defects-prevention-study-1997-2011
#20
Sarah C Fisher, Alissa R Van Zutphen, Paul A Romitti, Marilyn L Browne
Background Small for gestational age (SGA) birth is associated with poor long-term health outcomes. It is unclear whether maternal antihypertensive medication increases risk of SGA independently of maternal hypertension. Methods We analyzed associations between maternal hypertension and antihypertensive medication use and SGA among non-malformed singleton controls in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. We defined SGA as birthweight < 10th percentile for a given gestational age, sex, race/ethnicity, and parity...
November 9, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
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