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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643361/screening-for-del-phenotype-in-rhd-negative-indians
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Swati Kulkarni, Disha S Parchure, Vidya Gopalkrishnan, Manisha Madkaikar
BACKGROUND: DEL phenotype represents a very weak form of D variant detected only by adsorption and elution technique. DEL phenotype individuals mistyped as RhD-negative can lead to alloimmunization after transfusion or pregnancy. Molecular techniques have now been used to identify DEL variants. They are commonly encountered in the East Asian population with RHD(K409K) being the most frequent allele. RHD(M295I) is the most common DEL allele in Caucasians. As there is a paucity of data on DEL phenotype in the Indian population, the study aims to screen RhD negative individuals for two most common DEL mutations...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636651/yield-of-yearly-routine-physical-examination-in-hiv-1-infected-patients-is-limited-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-the-netherlands
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Marleen A van Amsterdam, Sander van Assen, Herman G Sprenger, Kasper R Wilting, Ymkje Stienstra, Wouter F W Bierman
BACKGROUND: Routine physical examinations might be of value in HIV-infected patients, but the yield is unknown. We determined the diagnoses that would have been missed without performing annual routine physical examinations in HIV-infected patients with stable disease. METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records of 299 HIV-1-infected patients with CD4 count >350 cells/mm3 if not using combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), or CD4 count >100 cells/mm3 and undetectable viral load if using cART...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631317/platelet-counts-in-women-with-normal-pregnancies-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jessica A Reese, Jennifer D Peck, Jennifer J McIntosh, Sara K Vesely, James N George
The occurrence of thrombocytopenia in 5% of pregnant women at delivery, described as gestational thrombocytopenia, is well documented. A commonly believed concept is that gestational thrombocytopenia is the result of gradually decreasing platelet counts in all women during pregnancy. The goal of our study was to evaluate the data supporting this concept. To learn what is known about platelet counts throughout normal pregnancies, we systematically reviewed all publications describing platelet counts during pregnancy...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631164/studies-on-vertical-transmission-of-trichinella-spiralis-in-experimentally-infected-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
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Eliana Riva, Cesar Fiel, Gisele Bernat, Sebastián Muchiut, Pedro Steffan
An experimental study to enhance knowledge on the capability of Trichenella spiralis to pass from guinea pigs to progeny at different periods of pregnancy or lactation was performed. For this purpose, 18 female adult guinea pigs were inoculated with 100 or 1000 T. spiralis muscle larvae (ML) during early, late gestation and during lactation period. The presence of T. spiralis (ML) in mothers and newborns was studied through enzymatic digestion from muscle samples. ML were observed in 9 of 42 newborn guinea pigs and levels of infection were significantly higher when infections of mothers were done during late gestation (p = 0...
June 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631075/measurement-and-evaluation-of-fetal-fat-layer-in-the-prediction-of-fetal-macrosomia-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-gestational-diabetes
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Mohamed Elessawy, Christina Harders, Helmut Kleinwechter, Norbert Demandt, Ghada Abu Sheasha, Nicolai Maass, Ulrich Pecks, Christel Eckmann-Scholz
OBJECTIVES: To explore the predictive power of measuring the abdominal fetal fat layer (FFL) as a soft tissue marker at 31, 34, and 37 weeks' gestation to improve the detection of fetal macrosomia in pregnant women with GDM, in addition to the biometric values with close monitoring of maternal blood sugar level and BMI changes. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study at the Department of Obstetrics, University Hospitals, Campus Kiel, Germany, in collaboration with diabetic clinic staff...
June 19, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622635/management-of-parturients-with-factor-xi-deficiency-10year-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Lynda Verghese, Efterpi Tingi, Jecko Thachil, Charles Hay, Louise Byrd
This is an article reviewing the management of pregnant women with factor XI (FXI) deficiency. Retrospective review of the electronic records of 67 pregnancies in 25 women with FXI deficiency over a ten-year period was undertaken. All women received care at St Mary's Tertiary Referral Obstetric/Haematology Clinic for some or all of their pregnancies. Outcome measures included antenatal complications, mode of delivery, anaesthesia provided and postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and management required. A positive bleeding history was identified in 50% of women prior to pregnancy...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617210/antipsychotic-medication-use-among-publicly-insured-pregnant-women-in-the-united-states
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Yoonyoung Park, Krista F Huybrechts, Jacqueline M Cohen, Brian T Bateman, Rishi J Desai, Elisabetta Patorno, Helen Mogun, Lee S Cohen, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz
OBJECTIVE: Given the increasing use and broadening of indications for use of antipsychotic medications in the general population, as well as the paucity of information on the safety of this drug class during pregnancy, the study documented patterns of antipsychotic medication use among pregnant women. METHODS: Medicaid Analytic eXtract data (2001-2010) from pregnant women who delivered live-born infants were used. Antipsychotic use at both the class and the individual drug level was defined based on dispensed outpatient prescriptions...
June 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614453/dengue-infection-during-pregnancy-and-adverse-maternal-fetal-and-infant-health-outcomes-in-rio-branco-acre-state-brazil-2007-2012
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Helena Albuquerque Catão Feitoza, Sergio Koifman, Rosalina Jorge Koifman, Valéria Saraceni
The effects of dengue infection during pregnancy have not been previously studied in Rio Branco, Acre State, Brazil. The aim of this study was to determine the risks of maternal, fetal, and infant complications resulting from dengue infection during pregnancy. The study compared two cohorts of pregnant women, exposed versus unexposed to dengue virus, from 2007 to 2012. Incidence rates and risk ratios were estimated for maternal, fetal, and infant complications. In the exposed cohort there were 3 fetal deaths and 5 neonatal deaths...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609270/a-prospective-study-comparing-two-embryo-transfer-soft-catheters
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Emily De Conto, Artur K Schuster, Vanessa K Genro, Rita Chapon, Daniela S da Silva, João Sabino Cunha-Filho
OBJECTIVES: To compare reproductive outcomes using two different soft catheters i.e. Set TDT® and Cook® Sydney IVF. The primary outcome was defined as a positive β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) test. METHODS: Our prospective study recruited 68 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization cycles in a private fertility clinic in Porto Alegre, Brazil, between January 2014 and April 2016. They were divided into two groups according to the catheter that would be used for the embryo transfer, and the groups were matched by age...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607282/laparoendoscopic-single-site-adnexal-surgery-preliminary-indian-experience
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Smitha Balusamy, Hrishikesh P Salgaonkar, Ramya Ranjan Behera, Ashwini Bhalerao-Gandhi, Deepraj S Bhandarkar
INTRODUCTION: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) is an emerging technique in gynaecology. The proposed advantages of the LESS include better cosmesis and reduction in pain. We report our preliminary experience with LESS in the treatment of adnexal pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a preoperative workup, LESS was offered to 37 patients between July 2009 and April 2015. All the procedures were carried out through a 2-2.5 cm transumbilical incision using conventional laparoscopic instruments...
July 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604949/-the-value-of-a-novel-prenatal-diagnosis-model-with-combination-of-karyotyping-and-bacs-on-beads-tm-technique
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Kai Mou, Yi Liu, Xin Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of a novel prenatal diagnosis model using combined chromosomal karyotyping and BACs-on-Beads(TM)(BoBs), a newly-developed technique. METHODS: 1048 single pregnancy pregnant women with various diagnostic indications were performed amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis with karyotyping and BoBs simultaneously. RESULTS: Among 1047 successfully cultured specimens, 50 chromosomal abnormalities were identified with BoBs, including 43 common chromosomal trisomies, 3 chimeric chromosomes and 4 structural abnormalities, of which 3 microdeletions/microduplications were not detected with karyotyping...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596653/neonatal-outcomes-of-pregnancy-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Nuriye Aslı Melekoğlu, Ali Bay, Elif H Aktekin, Mehmet Yilmaz, Ercan Sivasli
Neonates born to mothers with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) have an increased risk for neonatal thrombocytopenia and hemorrhagic complications. The aim of this study was to determine the maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies with ITP and also to identify risk factors that predicts neonatal thrombocytopenia. We performed a retrospective analysis of 40 pregnancies with ITP and their 40 neonates. Among the 40 neonates, thrombocytopenia (platelet count of less than 150 × 10(9)/L) was detected in 15 neonates (37...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594759/associations-of-parity-breastfeeding-and-fractures-in-the-women-s-health-observational-study
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Carolyn J Crandall, Jingmin Liu, Jane Cauley, Polly A Newcomb, JoAnn E Manson, Mara Z Vitolins, Lisette T Jacobson, Kelli K Rykman, Marcia L Stefanick
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations of several aspects of parity and history of lactation with incident hip fractures and clinical fractures and, in a subset of women, with bone mineral density. METHODS: In this observational study, we analyzed data from 93,676 postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study and all bone density data from the subset of participants who underwent bone density testing at three clinical centers...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593875/intrauterine-growth-restriction-and-placental-gene-expression-in-severe-preeclampsia-comparing-early-onset-and-late-onset-forms
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Jaana Nevalainen, Sini Skarp, Eeva-Riitta Savolainen, Markku Ryynänen, Jouko Järvenpää
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate placental gene expression in severe early- or late-onset preeclampsia with intrauterine growth restriction compared to controls. STUDY DESIGN: Chorionic villus sampling was conducted after cesarean section from the placentas of five women with early- or late-onset severe preeclampsia and five controls for each preeclampsia group. Microarray analysis was performed to identify gene expression differences between the groups. RESULTS: Pathway analysis showed over-representation of gene ontology (GO) biological process terms related to inflammatory and immune response pathways, platelet development, vascular development, female pregnancy and reproduction in early-onset preeclampsia...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593774/-two-years-of-pharmacological-termination-of-pregnancy-in%C3%A2-the-silesian-hospital-opava-success-and-lessons
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A Šefčíková, L Šimková, A Dörr
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to summarize our departments experience with pharmacological termination of pregnancy up to 49 days of amenorrhea, to assess the success, and especially, to offer a closer analysis of the complications of this method. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Silesian Hospital. METHODS: The monitored sample consisted of 161 female patients who underwent pharmacological termination of pregnancy at our department from 1...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593002/management-and-outcomes-of-cystic-hygromas-experience-of-a-tertiary-center
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Gokcen Orgul, Ozgur Ozyuncu, Ahmet Oktem, M Sinan Beksac
PURPOSE: Cystic hygroma (CH) is a fetal sonographic finding with an incidence of 1%. Chromosomal abnormalities and structural malformations are commonly related with CH. We aimed to describe our experience and determine the association between diagnosis of CH and adverse pregnancy outcome. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of prenatal CH diagnoses over a ten-year period. Cases were evaluated for maternal age, gestational week at CH diagnosis, invasive procedure, karyotype result, associated abnormality and perinatal outcome...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592386/ct-p6-compared-with-reference-trastuzumab-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer-a-randomised-double-blind-active-controlled-phase-3-equivalence-trial
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Justin Stebbing, Yauheni Baranau, Valeriy Baryash, Alexey Manikhas, Vladimir Moiseyenko, Giorgi Dzagnidze, Edvard Zhavrid, Dmytro Boliukh, Daniil Stroyakovskii, Joanna Pikiel, Alexandru Eniu, Dmitry Komov, Gabriela Morar-Bolba, Rubi K Li, Andriy Rusyn, Sang Joon Lee, Sung Young Lee, Francisco J Esteva
BACKGROUND: CT-P6 is a proposed biosimilar to reference trastuzumab. In this study, we aimed to establish equivalence of CT-P6 to reference trastuzumab in neoadjuvant treatment of HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, active-controlled, phase 3 equivalence trial, we recruited women aged 18 years or older with stage I-IIIa operable HER2-positive breast cancer from 112 centres in 23 countries. Inclusion criteria were an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status score of 0 or 1; a normal left ventricular ejection fraction of at least 55%; adequate bone marrow, hepatic, and renal function; at least one measureable lesion; and known oestrogen and progesterone receptor status...
June 2, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589438/obstetrical-history-of-women-with-cerebral-vein-thrombosis-outcome-of-the-pregnancies-before-and-after-the-thrombotic-event
#18
Daniela Poli, Caterina Cenci, Sophie Testa, Oriana Paoletti, Elena Silvestri, Emilia Antonucci
Cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is a rare disease usually affecting young people, especially women, with a high prevalence of thrombophilic defects. It is known that thrombophilia is associated with pregnancy complications; therefore, a high rate of complications could be expected in women with the previous CVT who become pregnant. This study examined the whole obstetric history of women who suffered from CVT to evaluate the incidence of pregnancy complications during their entire lifespan. We prospectively followed consecutive patients with CVT, limiting the analysis to females and their obstetrical history...
June 6, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587619/contraceptive-practices-among-married-women-of-reproductive-age-in-bangladesh-a-review-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Fauzia Akhter Huda, Yolande Robertson, Sabiha Chowdhuri, Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Laura Reichenbach, Ratana Somrongthong
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh has experienced a sevenfold increase in its contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in less than forty years from 8% in 1975 to 62% in 2014. However, despite this progress, almost one-third of pregnancies are still unintended which may be attributed to unmet need for family planning and discontinuation and switching of methods after initiation of their use. METHODS: We conducted an extensive literature review on contraceptive use among married women of reproductive age (MWRA) in Bangladesh...
June 6, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586112/conservative-management-of-cervical-ectopic-pregnancy-single-center-experience
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Semih Zeki Uludag, Mehmet Serdar Kutuk, Ercan Mustafa Aygen, Yılmaz Sahin
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the results of conservative treatment of cervical ectopic pregnancy (CEP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cervical ectopic pregnancies diagnosed at the present department between January 2010 and July 2015. Patients with CEP who were treated with either systemic or intra-amniotic methotrexate (MTX) injection were included in the study. RESULTS: Ten CEP patients were identified. Median maternal age was 33 years (range, 23-40 years)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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