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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771920/maternal-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-variants-are-associated-with-preterm-labor-and-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#1
Caroline Marrs, Kevin Chesmore, Ramkumar Menon, Scott Williams
OBJECTIVE: Premature aging and short telomere lengths of fetal tissues are associated with spontaneous preterm labor (PTL) and preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). Maintenance of telomere length is performed by the enzyme telomerase. Human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) is a subunit of telomerase, and its dysfunction affects telomere shortening. This study assessed whether maternal or fetal genetic variations in the hTERT gene are associated with PTL or pPROM. METHODS: A case (PTL or pPROM) control (term birth) genetic association study was conducted in 654 non-Hispanic white mothers (438 term, 162 PTL, 54 pPROM) and 502 non-Hispanic white newborns (346 term, 116 PTB, 40 pPROM)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756067/concurrent-intraoperative-uterine-rupture-and-placenta-accreta-do-preoperative-chronic-hypertension-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-chorioamnionitis-and-placental-abruption-provide-warning-to-this-rare-occurrence
#2
M Anthony Cometa, Scott M Wasilko, Adam L Wendling
Uterine and placental pathology can be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the parturient and infant. When presenting alone, placental abruption, uterine rupture, or placenta accreta can result in significant peripartum hemorrhage, requiring aggressive surgical and anesthetic management; however, the presence of multiple concurrent uterine and placental pathologies can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We present the anesthetic management of a parturient who underwent an urgent cesarean delivery for non-reassuring fetal tracing in the setting of chronic hypertension, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and chorioamnionitis who was subsequently found to have placental abruption, uterine rupture, and placenta accreta...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749501/placental-protein-14-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-diagnosis-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#3
Yanyun Wang, Haibo Luo, Guanglu Che, Yanqin Li, Jun Gao, Qiongli Yang, Bin Zhou, Linbo Gao, Tao Wang, Yujie Liang, Lin Zhang
Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is a common pregnancy complication that frequently results in maternal and perinatal morbidity. The present methods for diagnosing PROM do not satisfy clinical requirements. The present study aimed to examine the proteome profile of amniotic fluid (AF) and maternal plasma, screen unique proteins in AF, and evaluate their diagnostic value for diagnosing PROM. The proteome profiles of AF and maternal plasma were examined via liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry‑based proteomic techniques...
May 3, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740832/perinatal-outcomes-of-single-fetal-survivor-after-fetal-intervention-for-complicated-monochorionic-twins
#4
Mallory Hoffman, Mounira Habli, Roopali Donepudi, Noemi Boring, Anthony Johnson, Kenneth J Moise, Ramesha Papanna
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal outcomes between acute single fetal demise following FLP to planned selective reduction (SR) in complicated monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of prospectively collected data in complicated MC twin pregnancies from two fetal centers from 2011-2016. Group 1 included women undergoing FLP for TTTS who experienced a single fetal demise within 24 hours of the procedure. Group 2 consisted of women undergoing planned SR with TTTS, and Group 3 SR for indications other than TTTS...
May 9, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727785/gender-and-preterm-birth-is-male-fetal-gender-a-clinically-important-risk-factor-for-preterm-birth-in-high-risk-women
#5
P J Teoh, A Ridout, P Seed, R M Tribe, A H Shennan
Gender differences in several adverse pregnancy outcomes have been described, including preterm labour and delivery. In the low risk population, the male fetus is at significantly higher risk of spontaneous preterm birth. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to examine the risk effect of fetal gender on pregnant women at higher risk of preterm birth, and therefore its potential impact on targeting management. STUDY DESIGN: This was an analysis of prospectively collected data from a dedicated inner-city Prematurity Surveillance Clinic over a sixteen-year period...
April 22, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704487/cervical-pessary-to-reduce-preterm-birth-before-34-weeks-of-gestation-after-an-episode-of-preterm-labor-and-a-short-cervix-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Laia Pratcorona, Maria Goya, Carme Merced, Carlota Rodó, Elisa Llurba, Teresa Higueras, Luis Cabero, Elena Carreras
BACKGROUND: To date, no intervention has proved effective in reducing the spontaneous preterm birth rate in singleton pregnancies following an episode of threatened preterm labor and short cervix remaining. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to ascertain whether cervical pessaries could be useful in preventing spontaneous preterm birth in women with singleton pregnancies and a short cervix after a threatened preterm labor episode. STUDY DESIGN: This open randomized controlled trial was conducted in 357 pregnant women (between 240 and 336 weeks) who had not delivered 48h after a threatened preterm labor episode and had a short cervix remaining (≤25 mm at 240 -296 weeks; ≤15mm at 300 -336 weeks)...
April 25, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673663/hmgb1-rage-signaling-pathway-in-pprom
#7
Huan Yan, Linlin Zhu, Zhan Zhang, Hong Li, Pengyun Li, Yan Wang, Maodong Leng
OBJECTIVE: Increased inflammation of the placenta is considered as a risk factor and a promoter of preterm premature rupture of the membranes (pPROM). High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a recently identified inflammatory cytokine, and HMGB1-RAGE signaling pathway has been associated with many pathophysiological processes. This study aims to reveal the mechanisms of HMGB1-RAGE signaling pathway in pPROM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The mRNA levels of relative gene of HMGB1 pathway, HMGB1, RAGE, NF-κBp65, MMP-9 and MMP-2, were analyzed by real-time PCR in placentas collected from 60 normal term women, 60 women with PROM and 60 women with pPROM...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660299/infection-induced-thrombin-production-a-potential-novel-mechanism-for-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom
#8
Liping Feng, Terrence K Allen, William P Marinello, Amy P Murtha
BACKGROUND: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a leading contributor to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Epidemiologic and experimental studies have demonstrated that thrombin causes fetal membrane weakening and subsequently PPROM. Although blood is suspected as the likely source of thrombin in fetal membranes and amniotic fluid of patients with PPROM, this has not been proven. Ureaplasma Parvum (U. parvum) is emerging as a pathogen involved in prematurity, including PPROM, but until now, prothrombin production directly induced by bacteria in fetal membranes has not been described...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656690/maternal-blood-endotoxin-activity-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#9
Stefania Ronzoni, Rohan D'Souza, Oksana Shynlova, Stephen Lye, Kellie E Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal blood endotoxin activity (EA) in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) with gestational age (GA) matched controls; to evaluate serial EA till birth in PPROM and its correlation with latency to delivery. METHODS: We followed singleton preterm pregnancies from admission with PPROM until birth. Uncomplicated, GA-matched pregnancies served as controls. Demographics, birth and neonatal outcomes were collected. EA (EAA™) was assessed serially in PPROM and at study entry in controls...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617883/risk-for-adverse-pregnancy-outcome-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity-matters
#10
Astrid Zbinden, Stephanie van den Brandt, Monika Østensen, Peter M Villiger, Frauke Förger
Objective: To analyse pregnancy outcome and delivery mode in patients with RA and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in relation to disease activity and anti-rheumatic drugs. Methods: Patients with RA and axSpA were compared with age-matched healthy controls (HCs) with respect to pregnancy outcome and delivery mode. Disease activity (DAS28, ASDAS, CRP) and medication use of patients was assessed once at each trimester. ORs with 95% CI were calculated with univariate and multivariate regression models...
March 30, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614278/progestogens-in-singleton-gestations-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#11
REVIEW
Johanna Quist-Nelson, Pamela Parker, Neggin Mokhtari, Rossana Di Sarno, Gabriele Saccone, Vincenzo Berghella
BACKGROUND: Preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) occurs in 3% of all pregnancies. Neonatal benefit is seen in uninfected women that do not deliver immediately after preterm PROM. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if administration of progestogens in singleton pregnancies prolongs pregnancy after preterm PROM. STUDY DESIGN: Searches were performed in MEDLINE, OVID, Scopus, EMBASE, ClinicalTrials.gov and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials with the use of a combination of keywords and text words related to "progesterone," "progestogen," "prematurity" and "preterm premature rupture of membranes" from inception of databases until January 2018...
March 31, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573249/the-risk-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-according-to-maternal-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-in-twin-gestations
#12
Su Jin Sung, Seung Mi Lee, Sunmin Kim, Byoung Jae Kim, Chan Wook Park, Joong Shin Park, Jong Kwan Jun
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity is a well-known risk factor for both total preterm birth (PTB) and spontaneous PTB in singleton gestation, whereas this association is not well determined in multiple pregnancy. The objective of this study was to determine the risk of spontaneous PTB according to the pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) in twin gestations. METHODS: The association between the risk of PTB and pre-pregnancy BMI was determined in women pregnant with twins between 2004 and 2014...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537316/routine-second-trimester-cervical-length-screening-in-low-risk-women-identified-women-at-risk-of-a-very-preterm-birth-but-did-not-reduce-the-preterm-birth-rate-a-randomised-study-from-india
#13
Siddhidatri Mishra, Rashmi Bagga, Jasvinder Kalra, Vanita Jain, Sourabh Dutta
Women (n = 300) at 'low risk' for a preterm birth (PTB), a singleton pregnancy and for a 16-24 week period of gestation (POG) were randomised to undergo cervical length (CL) measurement by transvaginal sonography (TVS) or not. The aim was to see if routine CL measurement and treatment of a short CL reduced the PTB rate. 'Low risk' was defined by an absence of a prior abortion or PTB of a singleton infant (>16 to <37 weeks) due to a spontaneous preterm labour (PTL) or a preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (pPROM)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534760/temporal-trends-of-preterm-birth-in-shenzhen-china-a-retrospective-study
#14
Changchang Li, Zhijiang Liang, Michael S Bloom, Qiong Wang, Xiaoting Shen, Huanhuan Zhang, Suhan Wang, Weiqing Chen, Yan Lin, Qingguo Zhao, Cunrui Huang
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of child mortality under 5 years of age. Temporal trends in preterm birth rates are highly heterogeneous among countries and little information exists for China. To address this data gap, we investigated annual changes in preterm birth incidence rate and explored potential determinants of these changes in Shenzhen, China. METHODS: A total of 1.4 million live births, during 2003-2012, were included from the Shenzhen birth registry...
March 13, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506420/maternal-serum-advanced-glycation-end-products-level-as-an-early-marker-for-predicting-preterm-labor-pprom-a-prospective-preliminary-study
#15
Hatice Kansu-Celik, Yasemin Tasci, Burcu Kisa Karakaya, Mehmet Cinar, Tuba Candar, Gamze Sinem Caglar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of maternal serum advanced glycation end products (AGEs) level at 11-13 weeks' gestation for the prediction of preterm labor and or preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study is performed in a university-affiliated hospital between February and April 2016. The participants of this study are low-risk pregnant women. Blood samples for maternal AGEs level were collected in the first trimester of pregnancy and all women completed their antenatal follow-up and delivered in our center...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496431/-in-the-case-of-premature-live-birth-is-very-early-rupture-of-the-membranes-an-additional-risk-factor-for-morbidity-and-mortality
#16
T Isnard, A Vincent-Rohfritsch, C Le Ray, F Goffinet, J Patkai, J Sibiude
OBJECTIVE: To describe survival rate after preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) before 25 weeks of gestation and compare neonatal morbidity and mortality among those born alive with a control group of infants born at a similar gestational age without premature rupture of membranes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective single-centre study at Port-Royal maternity, from 2007 to 2015, comparing neonatal outcomes between liveborninfants exposed to PPROM prior to 25 weeks of gestation (WG) and a control group not exposed to premature rupture of the membranes...
April 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463188/progesterone-inhibits-apoptosis-in-fetal-membranes-by-altering-expression-of-both-pro-and-antiapoptotic-proteins
#17
Yuguang Wang, Vikki M Abrahams, Guoyang Luo, Nicholas G Norwitz, Victoria V Snegovskikh, Shu-Wing Ng, Errol R Norwitz
OBJECTIVE: Progesterone supplementation prevents preterm birth (PTB) in some high-risk women, but its mechanism of action is unknown. One-third of PTB is associated with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROMs). We have previously shown that progesterone inhibits basal and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) α-induced apoptosis in an explant model of human fetal membranes. This study investigates the molecular mechanisms responsible for progesterone-mediated inhibition of apoptosis in fetal membranes...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434061/immediate-neonatal-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-born-to-mothers-with-preterm-pre-labour-rupture-of-membranes
#18
Niveditha Dannapaneni, Tejopratap Oleti, Tarakeswari Surapaneni, Deepak Sharma, Srinivas Murki
Background & objectives: With the use of early and appropriate use of antibiotics, outcomes have improved in the mother-infant dyads exposed to preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (PPROM). This study was undertaken to evaluate immediate neonatal outcomes in infants born before 33 completed weeks of gestation to mothers with PPROM versus without PPROM. Methods: During the study period from January 2013 to December 2013, a total of 182 mother-infant dyads were prospectively included in the study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426264/comparison-between-maternal-and-neonatal-outcome-of-pprom-in-the-cases-of-amniotic-fluid-index-afi-of-more-and-less-than-5-cm
#19
Ashraf Sadat Mousavi, Neda Hashemi, Maryam Kashanian, Narges Sheikhansari, Arash Bordbar, Shayesteh Parashi
The study was performed on pregnant women with a gestational age of 26-32 weeks of pregnancy, who had been admitted to the hospital with a confirmed diagnosis of premature rupture of membranes. In all eligible women, ultrasounds were performed for the evaluation of amniotic fluid index. Then, the women were divided into two groups according to amniotic fluid index of ≥5 cm and <5 cm. These women were followed and monitored up to delivery. The women of the two groups did not have significant difference between them according to age, gestational age at the time of ruptured membrane, body mass index, gravidity, parity, gestational age at delivery and route of delivery...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417367/chlamydia-trachomatis-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-meta-analysis-of-patients-with-and-without-infection
#20
Courtney Olson-Chen, Kripa Balaram, David N Hackney
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a meta-analysis to determine the association between Chlamydia trachomatis and adverse perinatal outcomes. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched between 1970 and 2013. Included studies reported perinatal outcomes in women with and without chlamydia. Summary odds ratios were calculated using fixed- and random-effects models. Study bias was assessed using a Funnel Plot and Begg's test. RESULTS: Of 129 articles identified, 56 studies met the inclusion criteria encompassing 614,892 subjects...
June 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
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