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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820400/alteration-in-expressions-of-rhoa-and-rho-kinases-during-pregnancy-in-rats-their-roles-in-uterine-contractions-and-onset-of-labour
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D Domokos, E Ducza, G Falkay, R Gaspar
Activation of RhoA and Rho-associated kinases (ROCKs) is known to play a pivotal role in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction via phosphorylation of myosin-light chain and myosin phosphatase. There are few data on the RhoA and ROCKs expression levels in rat uteri. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the mRNA and protein concentration of RhoA and ROCKs in rat uterus during pregnancy, during parturition and post-partum using real time PCR and Western blot analysis. The other purpose was to evaluate the effects of the ROCK (Y-27632, fasudil and RKI 1441) and RhoA inhibitors (simvastatin) on uterine contractility in isolated organ bath experiments...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819527/-evaluation-of-the-compliance-rate-of-partograph-use-in-a-tunisian-maternity-ward-a-targeted-clinical-audit
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Latifa Merzougui, Nedia Marwen, Tarek Barhoumi, Afef Ben Ltaeifa, Hajer Hannachi, Roukaya Jaballah, Ridha Fatnassi
Partograph is an essential tool in routine delivery room practices. It is a written reflection of the quality of mother and child health management during delivery and in the immediate post-partum period. Our study aims to assess compliance rate of partograph use within our maternity ward and to propose areas for improvement of its quality. We conducted a retrospective clinical audit of 400 patients? medical records who gave birth on the labour ward at University of Kairouan from 1 January to 31 December 2014...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818752/risk-factors-for-on-farm-mortality-in-beef-suckler-cows-under-extensive-keeping-management
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Kerli Mõtus, Ulf Emanuelson
The on-farm mortality of cows in cow-calf herds has a significant influence on the economic efficiency of the farm. It is also an indicator of suboptimal animal health and welfare. The present study analysed the registry data of beef cows in Estonia from the years 2013 to 2015. The datasets incorporated 8084 parturitions of primiparous cows and 21,283 parturitions of 9234 multiparous cows. A Weibull proportional hazard random effect model was used for risk factor analysis, in which the on-farm mortality, including death and euthanasia, was the event of interest...
August 10, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818007/kiwi-omnicup-handheld-vs-mityvac-m-style-conventional-vacuum-system-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Tal Weissbach, Nasreen Hag-Yahia, Michal Ovadia, Keren Tzadikevitch Geffen, Omer Weitzner, Tal Biron-Shental
INTRODUCTION: To improve choice of vacuum-assisted delivery (VAD) system, we compared outcomes of Kiwi handheld system and Mityvac M-style conventional system (both use disposable plastic cups). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study with data collection from electronic medical records. The study was conducted at a tertiary medical center, with approximately 7000 deliveries annually. Categorical and continuous variables were analyzed using chi-square test and t-test, respectively...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816629/a-cascade-model-of-mentorship-for-frontline-health-workers-in-rural-health-facilities-in-eastern-uganda-processes-achievements-and-lessons
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Judith Ajeani, Richard Mangwi Ayiasi, Moses Tetui, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Gertrude Namazzi, Ronald Muhumuza Kananura, Suzanne Namusoke Kiwanuka, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya
BACKGROUND: There is increasing demand for trainers to shift from traditional didactic training to innovative approaches that are more results-oriented. Mentorship is one such approach that could bridge the clinical knowledge gap among health workers. OBJECTIVES: This paper describes the experiences of an attempt to improve health-worker performance in maternal and newborn health in three rural districts through a mentoring process using the cascade model. The paper further highlights achievements and lessons learnt during implementation of the cascade model...
August 2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816365/hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-subsequent-cardiovascular-disease
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Sonia M Grandi, Karine Vallée-Pouliot, Pauline Reynier, Maria Eberg, Robert W Platt, Roxane Arel, Olga Basso, Kristian B Filion
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) have been shown to predict later risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, previous studies have not accounted for subsequent pregnancies and their complications, which are potential confounders and intermediates of this association. METHODS: A cohort of 146 748 women with a first pregnancy was constructed using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. HDP was defined using diagnostic codes, elevated blood pressure readings, or new use of an anti-hypertensive drug between 18 weeks' gestation and 6 weeks post-partum...
August 17, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815782/influence-of-conjugated-linoleic-acids-and-vitamin-e-on-milk-fatty-acid-composition-and-concentrations-of-vitamin-a-and-%C3%AE-tocopherol-in-blood-and-milk-of-dairy-cows
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S Schäfers, U Meyer, D von Soosten, L Hüther, C Drong, K Eder, E Most, A Tröscher, W Pelletier, A Zeyner, S Dänicke
The objective of this trial was to investigate the influences of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and vitamin E (Vit. E) and their interactions on fatty acid composition and vitamins in milk (α-tocopherol, retinol and β-carotene) as well as on α-tocopherol in blood of pluriparous cows from week 6 ante partum until week 10 post-partum (p.p.). We assigned 59 pluriparous German Holstein cows to four treatment groups with the treatment factors CLA and Vit. E at two levels in a 2 × 2 factorial design. Milk fatty acid composition and milk vitamins were analysed on lactation days 7 and 28...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811893/knowledge-of-obstetric-danger-signs-and-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-at-health-facilities-of-yirgacheffe-town-gedeo-zone-southern-ethiopia
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Desalegn Tsegaw Hibstu, Yadeshi Demisse Siyoum
BACKGROUND: Obstetric danger signs are not the literal obstetric complications, merely symptoms that are well named by non-clinical personnel. The identification of these danger signs and its relation with complications during pregnancy would increase the capacity of women, their partners and families to seek for timely health care, following the appropriate steps to insure a safe birth and post-partum. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Yirgacheffe town, Gedeo zone, Southern Ethiopia...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811777/acute-renal-morbidities-with-obstetrical-emergencies-an-important-women-health-issue
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Meharun-Nissa Khaskheli, Shahla Baloch, Aneela Sheeba, Sarmad Baloch, Fahad Khan, Mohammad Rafique Ansari
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of acute renal morbidities with obstetrical emergencies on maternal health. METHODS: In this study pregnant women between 28-40 weeks gestational period and delivered women in their puerperal period up to 42 days after delivery having acute renal problems associated with obstetrical emergencies were included. Pregnant and delivered women with obstetrical emergencies and associated other morbidities were excluded. These women were registered on the predesigned proforma after taking written informed consent and taking approval from institutional ethic research committee...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806624/bcl-2-bax-protein-and-mrna-expression-in-yak-bos-grunniens-placentomes
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JiangFeng Fan, SiJiu Yu, Yan Cui, Gengquan Xu, Libin Wang, Yangyang Pan, Honghong He
Placental function is complex and influenced by various factors; furthermore, it depends on a delicate balance between cell proliferation, cell differentiation, and cell death. Bcl-2 and Bax proteins are key apoptosis regulators and are considered to play an important role in the maintenance of both dynamic balance and integrity of many tissues. Changes in Bcl-2 and Bax expressions have been described during different developmental stages in normal human placentas. Studies furthermore indicated several pathological placental changes to be related to abnormal Bcl-2 and Bax expressions...
July 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805261/pregnancy-outcomes-and-impact-of-pregnancy-on-graft-function-in-women-after-kidney-transplantation
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Fa Mohammadi, M Borg, A Gulyani, S P Mcdonald, S Jesudason
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation facilitates pregnancy in women with end-stage kidney disease, however impact of pregnancy on short and longer-term graft function is uncertain. METHODS: Obstetric, foetal and graft outcomes for pregnancies from a large Australian transplant unit (1976-2015) were reviewed. RESULTS: There were 56 pregnancies in 35 women with mean age at conception 30.4±0.6 years and mean transplant-pregnancy interval 5.5±0...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805152/comparing-the-prevalence-and-the-risk-profile-for-antenatal-depressive-symptoms-across-cultures
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Irene E Corbani, Paola Rucci, Elena Iapichino, Marta Quartieri Bollani, Gilla Cauli, Mara R Ceruti, Costanzo Gala, Mariano Bassi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although several studies have analyzed the risk factors of antenatal and post-partum depression, evidence on the prevalence and the risk profile for antenatal depressive symptoms (ADS) between native-born and different groups of non-native born women living in the same country is scant. The aim of this article is to compare the prevalence and the risk profile for ADS across geographical areas in women recruited from two large hospitals of North-western Italy. METHOD: The presence of ADS was defined as an Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale (EPDS) score ≥12 or a Beck Depression Inventory, Short Form (BDI-SF) score ≥9 or the presence of suicidal ideation/behavior...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801993/effects-of-service-number-on-conception-rate-in-japanese-black-cattle
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N Irikura, M Uematsu, G Kitahara, T Osawa, Y Sasaki
The conception rate (CR) of Japanese Black cattle has been decreasing since 1990. The objectives of this study were to compare CR by artificial insemination (AI) number, and to assess the interaction between AI number and possible factors related to CR in Japanese Black cattle. Records of 11,182 AI records for 6,741 heifers and 61,302 AI records for 13,139 cows on 977 farms were analysed. The average CR of heifers was 47.0%, and CR at the first, second and third AI was higher than at the fourth or subsequent AI (p < 0...
August 12, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798892/a-novel-combined-mother-infant-clinic-to-optimize-post-partum-maternal-retention-service-utilization-and-linkage-to-services-in-hiv-care-in-rural-rwanda
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Neza Guillaine, Wilberforce Mwizerwa, Jackline Odhiambo, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Placidie Mugwaneza, Jean Paul Umugisha, Felix Rwabukwisi Cyamatare, Christine Mutaganzwa, Neil Gupta
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite recent improvements in accessibility of services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, maternal retention in HIV care remains a challenge in the post-partum period. This study assessed service utilization, program retention, and linkage to routine services, as well as clinical outcomes for mothers and infants, following implementation of an integrated mother-infant clinic in rural Rwanda. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all HIV-positive mothers and their infants enrolled in the integrated clinics in two rural districts between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013...
2017: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797187/a-survey-of-physicians-attitudes-toward-uterotonic-administration-in-parturients-undergoing-cesarean-section
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Sharon Orbach-Zinger, Sharon Einav, Assaf Yonah, Leonid A Eidelman, Shia Fein, Atara Davis Ba, Alexander Ioscovich
OBJECTIVE: Oxytocin is globally accepted as first line treatment for prevention of post partum hemorrhage. However there is wide variability in its use in clinical practice. In this study we aimed to evaluate obstetricians and anesthesiologists attitudes towards uterotonic practices in Israel. STUDY DESIGN: The current survey was designed to study the preferences of obstetricians and anesthesiologists in seven University hospitals regarding the type, dose and mode of administration of uterotonic drugs, as well as their knowledge regarding the side effects of these drugs...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796905/aerobic-uterine-isolates-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-mares-with-post-partum-metritis
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M S Ferrer, R Palomares
BACKGROUND: The potential for life-threatening complications of metritis requires prompt initiation of antimicrobial treatment, often before microbiological test results are reported. However, published studies to guide first-line antibiotic selection are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To report the most frequent bacterial species, antimicrobial susceptibility and prevalence of multidrug resistance (MDR) in cases of equine metritis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of uterine bacterial culture and antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) results from mares with metritis...
August 10, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796427/epidemiology-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-africa-a-systematic-review
#17
C Danwang, M N Temgoua, V N Agbor, A T Tankeu, J J Noubiap
Essentials Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is among the three main causes of cardiovascular disease worldwide. This review is the first to summarize the epidemiology of VTE in African populations. The prevalence of VTE in Africa is high following surgery, in pregnancy and post-partum. At least one quarter of patients at risk of VTE in Africa are not receiving prophylaxis. SUMMARY: Background Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is among the three leading causes of cardiovascular disease worldwide...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793827/kiwi-omnicup-handheld-vs-mityvac-m-style-conventional-vacuum-system-a-retrospective-observational-study
#18
Tal Weissbach, Nasreen Hag-Yahia, Michal Ovadia, Keren Tzadikevitch Geffen, Omer Weitzner, Tal Biron-Shental
INTRODUCTION: To improve choice of vacuum-assisted delivery (VAD) system, we compared outcomes of Kiwi handheld system and Mityvac M-style conventional system (both use disposable plastic cups). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study with data collection from electronic medical records. The study was conducted at a tertiary medical center, with approximately 7000 deliveries annually. Categorical and continuous variables were analyzed using chi-square test and t-test, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789878/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a-need-for-raised-awareness-among-healthcare-professionals-evaluating-pregnant-and-post-partum-women-with-chest-pain
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Nina Johnston, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson
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July 3, 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782324/congenital-perisylvian-syndrome-presenting-as-post-partum-seizures-with-preeclampsia
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Arun Agarwal, Manju Goyal, Jainendra Jain, Aakanksha Agarwal
Whether preceded by preeclampsia, or occuring without antecedent warning symptoms, eclamptic seizures usually occur in the antepartum period between 20 and 40 weeks of gestation or within a few hours to 2 days postpartum. We report the case of a patient with pre-eclampsia who developed seizures after more than 2 days of delivery. In view of late onset postpartum seizures and non-responsiveness to magnesium sulphate, she was further evaluated and diagnosed to have congenital perisylvian syndrome(CPS). In CPS, polymicrogyric cortex is distributed in variable extensions around the sylvian fissure i...
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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