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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29867837/high-temperature-short-time-pasteurization-system-for-donor-milk-in-a-human-milk-bank-setting
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Diana Escuder-Vieco, Irene Espinosa-Martos, Juan M Rodríguez, Nieves Corzo, Antonia Montilla, Pablo Siegfried, Carmen R Pallás-Alonso, Leónides Fernández
Donor milk is the best alternative for the feeding of preterm newborns when mother's own milk is unavailable. For safety reasons, it is usually pasteurized by the Holder method (62.5°C for 30 min). Holder pasteurization results in a microbiological safe product but impairs the activity of many biologically active compounds such as immunoglobulins, enzymes, cytokines, growth factors, hormones or oxidative stress markers. High-temperature short-time (HTST) pasteurization has been proposed as an alternative for a better preservation of some of the biological components of human milk although, at present, there is no equipment available to perform this treatment under the current conditions of a human milk bank...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607233/preterm-parturient-with-polyhydramnios-and-pancreatitis-primary-presentation-of-hyperparathyroidism
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Esther S Han, Katherine Fritton, Phoebe Bacon, Martin K Slodzinski, Cynthia Argani
Objective: To report a case of severe hypercalcemia secondary to primary hyperparathyroidism in a late-preterm pregnant patient and review medical and surgical treatments as well as obstetric and neonatal outcomes. Background: Diagnosis of parathyroid disease during pregnancy can be difficult due to nonspecific presentation. Management decisions are complex and require multidisciplinary collaboration. Case: A 29-year-old G2P1001 woman at 35 weeks and 3 days' gestation presented with preterm contractions, polyhydramnios, pancreatitis, and severe hypercalcemia...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482880/perceived-changes-in-knowledge-and-confidence-of-doctors-and-midwives-after-the-completion-of-the-standardized-trainings-in-obstetrical-emergencies
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Aivara Urbutė, Marija Paulionytė, Domicelė Jonauskaitė, Eglė Machtejevienė, Rūta J Nadišauskienė, Žilvinas Dambrauskas, Paulius Dobožinskas, Mindaugas Kliučinskas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are only few training programs in obstetric emergencies currently in use and only some of them were evaluated with an adequate sample of participants. Therefore, we present the evaluation of the novel Standardized Trainings in Obstetrical Emergencies (STrObE), conducted in Lithuania. The aim of this study was to analyze whether participants' self-reported knowledge and confidence increased after the trainings, and whether the impact of the trainings was long-lasting...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305255/comparative-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-maternal-peripheral-blood-and-monocytes-during-spontaneous-preterm-labor
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Alison G Paquette, Oksana Shynlova, Mark Kibschull, Nathan D Price, Stephen J Lye
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death worldwide, and is associated with significant cognitive and physiological challenges in later life. There is a pressing need to define the mechanisms that initiate spontaneous preterm labor, and for development of novel clinical biomarkers to identify high-risk pregnancies. Most preterm birth studies utilize fetal tissues, and there is limited understanding of the transcriptional changes that occur in mothers undergoing spontaneous preterm labor...
March 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297052/association-of-long-term-exposure-to-airborne-particulate-matter-of-1-%C3%AE-m-or-less-with-preterm-birth-in-china
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Yuan-Yuan Wang, Qin Li, Yuming Guo, Hong Zhou, Xiaobin Wang, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Yiping Zhang, Donghai Yan, Ya Zhang, Hongguang Zhang, Shanshan Li, Gongbo Chen, Jun Zhao, Yuan He, Ying Yang, Jihong Xu, Yan Wang, Zuoqi Peng, Hai-Jun Wang, Xu Ma
Importance: Airborne particulate matter pollution has been associated with preterm birth (PTB) in some studies. However, most of these studies assessed only populations living near monitoring stations, and the association of airborne particulate matter having a median diameter of 1 μm or less (PM1) with PTB has not been studied. Objective: To evaluate whether PM1 concentrations are associated with the risk of PTB. Design, Setting, and Participants: This national cohort study used National Free Preconception Health Examination Project data collected in 324 of 344 prefecture-level cities from 30 provinces of mainland China...
March 5, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275238/simultaneous-pregnancy-in-each-uterine-cavity-of-a-double-uterus-in-a-young-nigerian-multipara-who-presented-with-a-retained-second-twin-following-an-unsupervised-preterm-labor-at-home-case-report
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Emmanuel Oluchikwu Ani, Emmanuel Ajuluchukwu Ugwa, Aminu Bashir Taiye, Iwasam Elemi Agbor, Ibrahim Shaaibu Suleiman
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous pregnancy in each uterine cavity of a double uterus is unusual but is a recognized risk factor for preterm labour and other poor obstetrics outcomes. The work has been reported in line with the SCARE criteria. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report an unusual case of simultaneous pregnancy in each uterine cavity of a double uterus in a young African grand multipara who presented with a retained second twin following a preterm labour at home. DISCUSSION: A double or didelphys uterus as reported in the literatures is still uncommon even in Africa...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242550/diversity-of-vaginal-microbiota-increases-by-the-time-of-labor-onset
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Ekaterina Avershina, Silje Slangsvold, Melanie Rae Simpson, Ola Storrø, Roar Johnsen, Torbjørn Øien, Knut Rudi
Vaginal microbiota is an important early source of bacterial colonization for newborns. However, only a few small studies have investigated the composition of vaginal microbiota during labor. In this work, we analyzed vaginal swabs collected at 36 weeks gestation and at the onset of labor from 256 women participating in a randomized placebo-controlled study of probiotic supplementation for the prevention of atopic dermatitis in offspring. Although individuals' vaginal microbiota was stable over time, several bacterial families, which are characteristic of mixed community state type (CST) IV, were overrepresented in vaginal swabs sampled at labor...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167041/efficacy-of-an-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-stress-management-training-in-women-with-idiopathic-preterm-labor-a-randomized-controlled-intervention-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Corinne Urech, Sandra Scherer, Martina Emmenegger, Jens Gaab, Sibil Tschudin, Irène Hoesli, Thomas Berger, Judith Alder
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial aimed at evaluating the efficacy of an internet-based cognitive behavioral stress management program (IB-CBSM) for pregnant women with preterm labor (PTL) on birth outcome and stress-related psychological and biological parameters. METHODS: 93 pregnant women with PTL (gestational age 18-32) were assigned to either the IB-CBSM (n=50) or a control group (CG) based on distraction (n=43). Participants in both groups worked through six weekly modules...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958628/computer-modeling-tools-to-understand-the-causes-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Andrea R Westervelt, Kristin M Myers
The mechanical integrity of the soft tissue structures supporting the fetus may play a role in maintaining a healthy pregnancy and triggering the onset of labor. Currently, the level of mechanical loading on the uterus, cervix, and fetal membranes during pregnancy is unknown, and it is hypothesized that the over-stretch of these tissues contributes to the premature onset of contractility, tissue remodeling, and membrane rupture, leading to preterm birth. The purpose of this review article is to introduce and discuss engineering analysis tools to evaluate and predict the mechanical loads on the uterus, cervix, and fetal membranes...
December 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736329/cord-blood-eicosanoid-signatures-and-newborn-gestational-age
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Sandra Gouveia-Figueira, Dries S Martens, Tim S Nawrot, Malin L Nording
Beyond prostaglandins, the function of eicosanoids and other oxylipins in pregnancy and labor is poorly understood. In contrast to earlier work focusing on preterm infants, we investigated how oxylipin levels in newborns (measured in cord blood) vary during the last weeks of pregnancy in 190 mother-newborns (≥37 weeks of gestation) of the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort, Belgium. We found increased levels of PGE2 (p=0.003), PGF2α (p=0.042), 8,9-DHET (p=0.037), 11-HETE (p=0.034), and 15-HETrE (p=0.008) associated with full term pregnancy compared to early term labor...
November 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683889/pregnancy-outcomes-in-female-physicians-in-procedural-versus-non-procedural-specialties
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Rebecca E Scully, Amy R Stagg, Nelya Melnitchouk, Jennifer S Davids
BACKGROUND: Procedural based medical specialties require a longer training period and more intensive physical demands. The impact of working in procedural versus nonprocedural fields on pregnancy outcomes is not well understood. METHODS: Data from 1559 US attending female physician mothers was gathered via an anonymous, IRB-approved online survey. RESULTS: Of the cohort, 400 (25.7%) reported practicing in a procedural field. Women in procedural fields were slightly older at the time of their most recent pregnancy...
October 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680707/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-leading-to-severe-vitamin-k-deficiency-and-coagulopathy
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Maria Maldonado, Ali Alhousseini, Michael Awadalla, Jay Idler, Robert Welch, Karoline Puder, Manasi Patwardhan, Bernard Gonik
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is seldom associated with significant vitamin K deficiency. We report a case of a 16-year-old primigravid patient at 24 weeks and 3 days of gestation who presented with pruritus, hematuria, and preterm labor. Laboratory work-up showed severe coagulopathy with Prothrombin Time (PT) of 117.8 seconds, International Normalized Ratio (INR) of 10.34, and elevated transaminases suggestive of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Her serum vitamin K level was undetectable (<0...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649463/outcomes-of-admissions-for-preterm-labor
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Michael W Kuzniewicz, Libby Black, Eileen M Walsh, Sherian X Li, Mara Greenberg
Objective  This study aims to quantitate the incidence of preterm labor (PTL) admissions and determine the frequency and predictors of preterm delivery (PTD) during these admissions. Study Design  Retrospective cohort of singleton pregnancies within Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2001 to 2011. PTL admissions were defined as inpatient encounters > 24 hours with an International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision code for PTL. Results  Total study population was 365,897 with PTL admission rate 11%...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558282/can-stress-biomarkers-predict-preterm-birth-in-women-with-threatened-preterm-labor
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Ana García-Blanco, Vicente Diago, Verónica Serrano De La Cruz, David Hervás, Consuelo Cháfer-Pericás, Máximo Vento
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a major paediatric challenge difficult to prevent and with major adverse outcomes. Prenatal stress plays an important role on preterm birth; however, there are few stress-related models to predict preterm birth in women with Threatened Preterm Labor (TPL). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to study the influence of stress biomarkers on time until birth in TPL women. METHODS: Eligible participants were pregnant women between 24 and 31 gestational weeks admitted to the hospital with TPL diagnosis (n=166)...
September 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433870/automated-detection-of-premature-delivery-using-empirical-mode-and-wavelet-packet-decomposition-techniques-with-uterine-electromyogram-signals
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U Rajendra Acharya, Vidya K Sudarshan, Soon Qing Rong, Zechariah Tan, Choo Min Lim, Joel Ew Koh, Sujatha Nayak, Sulatha V Bhandary
An accurate detection of preterm labor and the risk of preterm delivery before 37 weeks of gestational age is crucial to increase the chance of survival rate for both mother and the infant. Thus, the uterine contractions measured using uterine electromyogram (EMG) or electro hysterogram (EHG) need to have high sensitivity in the detection of true preterm labor signs. However, visual observation and manual interpretation of EHG signals at the time of emergency situation may lead to errors. Therefore, the employment of computer-based approaches can assist in fast and accurate detection during the emergency situation...
June 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395330/contributions-to-the-dynamics-of-cervix-remodeling-prior-to-term-and-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Steven M Yellon
Major clinical challenges for obstetricians and neonatologists result from early cervix remodeling and preterm birth. Complications related to cervix remodeling or delivery account for significant morbidity in newborns and peripartum mothers. Understanding morphology and structure of the cervix in pregnant women is limited mostly to the period soon before and after birth. However, evidence in rodent models supports a working hypothesis that a convergence of factors promotes a physiological inflammatory process that degrades the extracellular collagen matrix and enhances biomechanical distensibility of the cervix well before the uterus develops the contractile capabilities for labor...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388726/the-role-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-amniotic-membrane-rupture
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Carla Janzen, Suvajit Sen, Margarida Y Y Lei, Marina Gagliardi de Assumpcao, John Challis, Gautam Chaudhuri
Context: Biochemical weakening of the amnion is a major factor preceding preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROMs), leading to preterm birth. Activation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is known to play a key role in collagen degradation of the amnion; however, epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) that is also induced by MMP activation has not been investigated as a mechanism for amnion weakening. Objective: To measure amniotic EMT associated with vaginal delivery (VD) compared with unlabored cesarean sections (CSs), and to assess changes in amniotic mechanical strength with pharmacologic inhibitors and inducers of EMT, thus testing the hypothesis that EMT is a key biochemical event that promotes amniotic rupture...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321491/adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-healthcare-workers-a-korean-nationwide-population-based-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Chulyong Park, Mo-Yeol Kang, Dohyung Kim, Jaechan Park, Huisu Eom, Eun-A Kim
PURPOSE: To assess female healthcare workers' pregnancy complications and outcomes including abortion, fetal screening abnormalities, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), and preterm labor using nationwide population data and compare these results with those of the general population in Korea. METHODS: Korean National Health Insurance (NHI) claim data was used. We choose 3 different reference groups for comparison: (1) dependents of employees insured by NHI, i...
August 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217556/group-b-streptococcus-induces-neutrophil-recruitment-to-gestational-tissues-and-elaboration-of-extracellular-traps-and-nutritional-immunity
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Vishesh Kothary, Ryan S Doster, Lisa M Rogers, Leslie A Kirk, Kelli L Boyd, Joann Romano-Keeler, Kathryn P Haley, Shannon D Manning, David M Aronoff, Jennifer A Gaddy
Streptococcus agalactiae , or Group B Streptococcus (GBS), is a gram-positive bacterial pathogen associated with infection during pregnancy and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates. Infection of the extraplacental membranes surrounding the developing fetus, a condition known as chorioamnionitis, is characterized histopathologically by profound infiltration of polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs, neutrophils) and greatly increases the risk for preterm labor, stillbirth, or neonatal GBS infection...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157826/impact-of-age-at-conization-on-obstetrical-outcome-a-case-control-study
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Julien Chevreau, Antonin Mercuzot, Arthur Foulon, Chirstophe Attencourt, Fabrice Sergent, Ségolène Lanta, Jean Gondry
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess whether an age younger than 25 years at conization affected future pregnancy outcome as an independent factor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of 115 women who underwent both loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and subsequent pregnancy follow-up in a referral center was conducted. Two groups were considered: patients younger than 25 years at the time of LEEP (n = 42) and 25 years or older (n = 73)...
April 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
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