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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164335/clinical-characteristics-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-pregnancy-experience-based-on-121-cases
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Lingyu Luo, Hao Zen, Hongrong Xu, Yin Zhu, Pi Liu, Liang Xia, Wenhua He, Nonghua Lv
PURPOSE: Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) is a rare condition; however, it markedly affects maternal and fetal health. This study aimed to describe the types, clinical characteristics, mortality, and the safety and necessity of gestation termination of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 121 APIP cases in the Gastroenterology Department of The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University. APIP diagnosis were based on 2012 Atlanta Criteria...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157116/perinatal-exposure-to-high-dietary-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-transgenic-nod8-3-mice-leads-to-pancreatic-beta-cell-dysfunction
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Danielle J Borg, Felicia Y T Yap, Sahar Keshvari, David G Simmons, Linda A Gallo, Amelia K Fotheringham, Aowen Zhuang, Robyn M Slattery, Sumaira Z Hasnain, Melinda T Coughlan, Phillip Kantharidis, Josephine M Forbes
The contribution of environmental factors to pancreatic islet damage in type 1 diabetes remains poorly understood. In this study, we crossed mice susceptible to type 1 diabetes, where parental male (CD8(+) T cells specific for IGRP206-214; NOD8.3) and female (NOD/ShiLt) mice were randomized to a diet either low or high in AGE content and maintained on this diet throughout pregnancy and lactation. After weaning, NOD8.3(+) female offspring were identified and maintained on the same parental feeding regimen for until day 28 of life...
November 20, 2017: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147113/clinical-presentation-management-and-outcomes-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-during-pregnancy
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Ya Hu, Ming Cui, Zhengyi Sun, Zhe Su, Xiang Gao, Quan Liao, Yupei Zhao
Background: Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) in pregnancy is a rare event, but it poses a significant risk to mothers and fetuses. The optimal treatment strategy remains controversial. Methods: We present a consecutive series of twelve pregnant women with pHPT. Results: Twelve women were diagnosed with pHPT during pregnancy or in the postpartum period. Four of them presented no symptoms or mild symptoms. Four patients experienced serious complications, including hypercalcaemic crisis, acute pancreatitis, and eclampsia...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143222/quantitative-analysis-of-the-level-of-readability-of-online-emergency-radiology-based-patient-education-resources
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David R Hansberry, Michael D'Angelo, Michael D White, Arpan V Prabhu, Mougnyan Cox, Nitin Agarwal, Sandeep Deshmukh
PURPOSE: The vast amount of information found on the internet, combined with its accessibility, makes it a widely utilized resource for Americans to find information pertaining to medical information. The field of radiology is no exception. In this paper, we assess the readability level of websites pertaining specifically to emergency radiology. METHODS: Using Google, 23 terms were searched, and the top 10 results were recorded. Each link was evaluated for its readability level using a set of ten reputable readability scales...
November 15, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113123/high-neonatal-blood-iron-content-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-childhood-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Julie Nyholm Kyvsgaard, Anne Julie Overgaard, Steffen Ullitz Thorsen, Thomas Hesselhøj Hansen, Christian Bressen Pipper, Henrik Bindesbøl Mortensen, Flemming Pociot, Jannet Svensson
(1) Background: Iron requirement increases during pregnancy and iron supplementation is therefore recommended in many countries. However, excessive iron intake may lead to destruction of pancreatic β-cells. Therefore, we aim to test if higher neonatal iron content in blood is associated with the risk of developing type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) in childhood; (2) Methods: A case-control study was conducted, including 199 children diagnosed with T1D before the age of 16 years from 1991 to 2005 and 199 controls matched on date of birth...
November 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111856/vascular-derived-connective-tissue-growth-factor-ctgf-is-critical-for-pregnancy-induced-%C3%AE-cell-hyperplasia-in-adult-mice
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Raymond C Pasek, Jennifer C Dunn, Joseph M Elsakr, Mounika Aramandla, Anveetha R Matta, Maureen Gannon
During pregnancy, maternal β cells undergo compensatory changes including hypertrophy, hyperplasia, and increased glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS). Failure of these adaptations to occur can result in gestational diabetes mellitus. The secreted protein, Connective tissue growth factor (Ctgf), is critical for normal β cell development and promotes regeneration after partial β cell ablation. During embryogenesis, Ctgf is expressed in pancreatic ducts, vasculature, and β cells. In the adult pancreas, Ctgf is expressed only in the vasculature...
November 7, 2017: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098391/fetal-sex-influences-maternal-fasting-plasma-glucose-levels-and-basal-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-pregnant-women-with-normal-glucose-tolerance
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Xinqian Geng, Lulu Geng, Yinan Zhang, Huijuan Lu, Yixie Shen, Ruihua Chen, Pingyan Fang, Minfang Tao, Congrong Wang, Weiping Jia
AIMS: Fetal sex has recently emerged as a new factor that is related to maternal glucose homeostasis during pregnancy. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of fetal sex on maternal glucose metabolism in women with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) during pregnancy in the Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 877 pregnant women with NGT were recruited at 24-28 weeks of gestation and underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Pregnant women were divided into two groups according to fetal sex...
November 2, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097511/precision-medicine-in-obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-the-relevance-of-early-life-exposures
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Angela C Estampador, Paul W Franks
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is highly prevalent and devastating. Obesity is a diabetogenic factor, driving insulin resistance and a compensatory demand for increased insulin secretion from the pancreatic β cells; a failure to address this demand results in diabetes. Accordingly, primary and secondary prevention of obesity are at the core of diabetes prevention programs. The development of obesity and decline in β-cell function often span many years or decades before diabetes is clinically manifest...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041829/characteristics-and-outcome-of-severe-preeclampsia-eclampsia-concurrent-with-or-complicated-by-acute-pancreatitis-a-report-of-five-cases-and-literature-review
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Cuiqin Sang, Shuzhen Wang, Zhenyu Zhang, Junli Lu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the rate of acute pancreatitis in preeclampsia/eclampsia patients and describe the clinical manifestations, treatment characteristics and outcome of five cases of severe preeclampsia concurrent with or complicated by acute pancreatitis. METHODS: The clinical data of pregnant women with preexisting or gestational hypertension who sought medical care between January 2002 and December 2015 at the Pregnant Women Critical Care Unit of Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China were retrieved...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040894/demystifying-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-ercp-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Vítor Magno-Pereira, Pedro Moutinho-Ribeiro, Guilherme Macedo
BACKGROUND: For many years, ERCP was avoided in pregnancy given the concerns regarding the adverse effects that, with special focus on radiation, could occur in the developing fetus. However, the postponement or rejection of ERCP in pregnant women, may lead to a higher risk for mother and fetus, especially when the indication is unequivocal, namely cholangitis, biliary pancreatitis and symptomatic choledocholithiasis. SUMMARY AND KEY MESSAGES: This review aims to summarize the scarce literature on the subject in order to plan ERCP in pregnancy with the highest safety...
October 8, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033186/a-preliminary-study-on-fetal-lung-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-pregnancy
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Liang Zhao, Teng Zuo, Qiao Shi, Fang-Chao Mei, Yu-Pu Hong, Wen-Hong Deng, Jia Yu, Peng Hu, Wei-Xing Wang
Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP), which was thought to be rare, is becoming more frequent. In addition, high perinatal mortality among fetuses has been reported. Our research aimed to investigate and assess fetal lung injury in a rat model of APIP and its possible mechanisms. The APIP model was induced by sodium taurocholate in Sprague-Dawley rats during the third trimester. Sham-operated (SO) rats in late gestation were used as controls, and dynamic observation and detection in the SO and acute pancreatitis (AP) groups were performed at 3 time-points...
September 18, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025046/decreased-insulin-secretion-in-pregnant-rats-fed-a-low-protein-diet
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Haijun Gao, Eric Ho, Meena Balakrishnan, Vijay Yechoor, Chandra Yallampalli
Low protein (LP) diet during pregnancy leads to reduced plasma insulin levels in rodents, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Glucose is the primary insulin secretagogue, and enhanced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in beta cells contributes to compensation for insulin resistance and maintenance of glucose homeostasis during pregnancy. In this study, we hypothesized that plasma insulin levels in pregnant rats fed LP diet are reduced due to disrupted GSIS of pancreatic islets. We first confirmed reduced plasma insulin levels, then investigated in vivo insulin secretion by glucose tolerance test and ex vivo GSIS of pancreatic islets in the presence of glucose at different doses, and KCl, glibenclamide, and L-arginine...
October 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986186/fatal-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-due-to-severe-triglyceride-induced-pancreatitis-in-early-pregnancy
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Tamanna Chibber, Paul S Gibson
Serum levels of maternal lipids rise physiologically in normal pregnancy, and women with underlying hypertriglyceridemia may experience dramatic elevations which place them at risk for pancreatitis. We describe the case of a woman with severe familial hypertriglyceridemia and prior pancreatitis who discontinued her lipid-lowering therapy early in pregnancy. She promptly developed severe abdominal pain and was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis during the late first trimester. Despite aggressive medical treatment and critical care monitoring, she developed abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) with associated acute renal failure, which progressed to cardiorespiratory failure and was ultimately fatal...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976299/variation-in-the-%C3%AE-2a-adrenergic-receptor-gene-and-risk-of-gestational-diabetes
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Vivian K Kawai, Rebecca T Levinson, Abiodun Adefurin, Daniel Kurnik, Sarah P Collier, Douglas Conway, Charles Michael Stein
AIM: Sympathetic activation suppresses insulin secretion via pancreatic ADRA2A.  Because sympathetic activity and insulin demand increase during pregnancy, we tested the hypothesis  that ADRA2A variants are associated with gestational diabetes (GDM). PATIENTS & METHODS: Among Caucasian pregnant women without pre-existing diabetes, we genotyped 458 who had GDM and 1537 without GDM for seven ADRA2A variants. RESULTS: rs1800038 (OR: 2.34; p = 0...
October 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973666/exposure-of-pregnant-mice-to-triclosan-causes-insulin-resistance-via-thyroxine-reduction
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Xu Hua, Xin-Yuan Cao, Xiao-Li Wang, Peng Sun, Ling Chen
Exposure to triclosan (TCS), an antibacterial agent, during pregnancy is associated with hypothyroxinemia and decreases in placental glucose transporter expression and activity. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of TCS on glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity in gestational mice (G-mice) and nongestational female mice (Ng-mice) as a control. Herein, we show that the exposure of G-mice to TCS (8 mg/kg) from gestational day (GD) 5 to GD17 significantly increased their levels of fasting plasma glucose and serum insulin, and insulin content in pancreatic β-cells with reduced homeostasis model assessment (HOMA)-β index and increased HOMA-IR index...
November 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939055/hipertriglyceridemia-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-pregnancy
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María Dolores Mañas García, Enrique Marchán Carranza, Jesús Galiana Gómez Del Pulgar, Belén Fernández de Bobadilla Pascual
Hypertrigliceridemia is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis. The risk of developing acute pancreatitis is 5% in healthy patients and 4% during pregnancy with triglyceride levels >1,000mg/dl. During pregnancy there are changes in the lipid profile that increase between two and four times triglyceride levels. Its increase in excessive form produces an oxidative environment with injury of the endothelium and appearance of complications such as preeclampsia or pancreatitis. We present the case of a pregnant woman with pancreatitis secondary to hypertriglyceridemia...
September 19, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929027/the-role-of-polycarbonate-monomer-bisphenol-a-in-insulin-resistance
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Milos Pjanic
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic unit of polycarbonate polymers and epoxy resins, the types of plastics that could be found in essentially every human population and incorporated into almost every aspect of the modern human society. BPA polymers appear in a wide range of products, from liquid storages (plastic bottles, can and glass linings, water pipes and tanks) and food storages (plastics wraps and containers), to medical and dental devices. BPA polymers could be hydrolyzed spontaneously or in a photo- or temperature-catalyzed process, providing widespread environmental distribution and chronic exposure to the BPA monomer in contemporary human populations...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913118/the-course-and-outcomes-of-complicated-gallstone-disease-in-pregnancy-experience-of-a-tertiary-center
#18
Mehmet İlhan, Gülşah İlhan, Ali Fuat Kaan Gök, Kayıhan Günay, Cemalettin Ertekin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the course and outcomes of pregnant patients with complicated gallstone disease and to reveal the experience of a tertiary center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 92.567 patients were evaluated using searches for diagnoses with the terms of pregnant, pregnancy, gallstone, cholecystitis, cholangitis, choledocholithiasis, pancreatitis, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in pregnancy in the hospital database. Patients' age, week of gestation, parity, body mass index, definitive diagnosis, attack episodes, treatment modalities, and obstetric and neonatal complications were evaluated...
December 2016: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881393/outcomes-of-gallstone-disease-during-pregnancy-a-population-based-data-linkage-study
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Ibinabo Ibiebele, Margaret Schnitzler, Tanya Nippita, Jane B Ford
BACKGROUND: Gallstone disease is a leading indication for non-obstetric abdominal surgery during pregnancy. There are limited whole population data on maternal and neonatal outcomes. This population-based study aims to describe the outcomes of gallstone disease during pregnancy in an Australian setting. METHODS: Linked hospital, birth, and mortality data for all women with singleton pregnancies in New South Wales, Australia, 2001-2012 were analysed. Exposure of interest was gallstone disease (acute biliary pancreatitis, gallstones with/without cholecystitis)...
September 7, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870723/managing-malnourishment-in-pregnancy-after-bariatric-surgery
#20
Rachel K Harrison, Charles Berkelhammer, Victor Suarez, Helen H Kay
BACKGROUND: Little information exists to guide monitoring and treatment of malnourishment during pregnancy after bariatric surgery. Here we present a case with severe deficiencies and recommendations for testing and treatment. CASE: Our patient underwent a duodenal switch procedure resulting in significant weight loss and numerous deficiencies. She then experienced a neonatal demise with multiple congenital abnormalities, including diaphragmatic hernia, possibly related to severe vitamin A deficiency...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
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