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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728911/effects-of-riluzole-on-spinal-seizure-like-activity-in-the-brainstem-spinal-cord-preparation-of-newborn-rat
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Shih Tien Lin, Masayuki Ohbayashi, Toshinori Yamamoto, Hiroshi Onimaru, Mari Kogo
Riluzole blocks persistent Na(+) current, inhibits generation of neuronal bursts and decreases glutamate-induced excitotoxicity. In previous studies of respiratory activity, riluzole suppressed inspiratory-related burst generation activity in rat slice or en bloc preparations. We examined riluzole's effects on inspiratory burst generation and drug-induced seizure-like activity in newborn rat en bloc preparations. Medulla-spinal cord preparations from postnatal day 0-3 Wistar rats were isolated under deep isoflurane anesthesia and were superfused with artificial cerebrospinal fluid equilibrated with 95% O2 and 5% CO2, pH 7...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707059/a-prospective-cohort-study-on-the-prediction-of-fetal-distress-and-neonatal-status-with-arterial-and-venous-doppler-measurements-in-appropriately-grown-term-fetuses
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Ihsan Atabay, Semir Kose, Erkan Cagliyan, Bora Baysal, Ebru Yucesoy, Sabahattin Altunyurt
PURPOSE: To assess the predictive power of the cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) and the venous-arterial index (VAI) for the development of intrapartum fetal distress (FD) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission. METHODS: Fetal umbilical artery, middle cerebral artery and umbilical vein Doppler measurements were obtained before the active phase of labor in 311 singleton pregnancies at ≥37 weeks. A continuous electronic fetal monitorization was applied, and an umbilical cord blood sample was obtained for each participant...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706102/a-method-to-assess-obstetric-outcomes-using-the-10-group-classification-system-a-quantitative-descriptive-study
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Janne Rossen, Miha Lucovnik, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø, Natasa Tul, Martina Murphy, Ingvild Vistad, Michael Robson
OBJECTIVES: Internationally, the 10-Group Classification System (TGCS) has been used to report caesarean section rates, but analysis of other outcomes is also recommended. We now aim to present the TGCS as a method to assess outcomes of labour and delivery using routine collection of perinatal information. DESIGN: This research is a methodological study to describe the use of the TGCS. SETTING: Stavanger University Hospital (SUH), Norway, National Maternity Hospital Dublin, Ireland and Slovenian National Perinatal Database (SLO), Slovenia...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682955/ringer-s-lactate-versus-normal-saline-in-urgent-cesarean-delivery-in-a-resource-limited-setting-a-pragmatic-clinical-trial
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Emmanuel Timarwa Ayebale, Arthur Kwizera, Cephas Mijumbi, Samuel Kizito, Anthony Michael Roche
BACKGROUND: Crystalloids are used routinely for perioperative fluid management in cesarean delivery. Few studies have determined the crystalloid of choice in obstetric anesthesia. We compared the effects of Ringer's lactate (RL) versus 0.9% normal saline (NS) on maternal and neonatal blood pH and 24-hour postoperative morbidity in urgent cesarean delivery in a low-resource setting. Our hypothesis was that RL would result in 30% less acidosis than NS. METHODS: This was a pragmatic prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial in the Mulago National Referral Hospital Labor Ward Theater from September 2011 to May 2012...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672758/the-misoprostol-vaginal-insert-compared-with-oral-misoprostol-for-labor-induction-in-term-pregnancies-a-pair-matched-case-control-study
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Moritz Döbert, Aleke Brandstetter, Wolfgang Henrich, Tamina Rawnaq, Hendrik Hasselbeck, Timm Fabian Döbert, Larry Hinkson, Peter Schwaerzler
AIM: To compare the efficacy and safety of the misoprostol vaginal insert (MVI) with an off-label use of oral misoprostol (OM). METHODS: Pair-matched case-control study comparing the induction of labor with a retrievable MVI to OM. The primary outcomes were the time from induction to delivery and the cesarean section rate. Secondary outcomes included uterine tachysystole, tocolysis, fetal scalp blood testing, meconium-stained amniotic fluid, umbilical arterial pH, and Apgar score...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655130/comparison-of-biochemical-parameters-of-blood-and-urine-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-and-association-with-urinary-stone-formation
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Gülümser Aydin, Sibel Özbudak Demir, Timur Ekiz, Murat I Nanir, Aliye Tosun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the biochemical parameters of the urine and blood in SCI patients and healthy subjects. METHODS: Thirty male patients with SCI were enrolled. Biochemical features of the urine and blood of the SCI patients were compared to healthy subjects. Extracted stones were analyzed by X-ray diffraction. RESULTS: A total of 30 patients with SCI (mean age of 28.77 ± 7.3 years) and 10 healthy subjects (mean age of 27...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646492/prenatal-perinatal-and-neonatal-risk-factors-for-perinatal-arterial-ischaemic-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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C Li, J K Miao, Y Xu, Y Y Hua, Q Ma, L L Zhou, H J Liu, Q X Chen
The aim of the present study was to perform a meta-analysis of published data to determine the significance of clinical factors and exposures to the risk of perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke (PAIS) and provide guidance for clinical diagnosis and treatment. A comprehensive literature search of the PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases for relevant observational studies (cohort/case-control) from March 1984 to March 2016 was undertaken. Two review authors independently examined the full text records to determine which studies met the inclusion criteria and evaluated risk factors for PAIS...
June 24, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645121/effect-of-obesity-on-gestational-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Sônia Regina Cabral Madi, Rosa Maria Rahmi Garcia, Vandrea Carla de Souza, Renato Luís Rombaldi, Breno Fauth de Araújo, José Mauro Madi
Purpose To assess the impact of pre-pregnancy obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 30 kg/m(2)) on the gestational and perinatal outcomes. Methods Retrospective cohort study of 731 pregnant women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2) at the first prenatal care visit, comparing them with 3,161 women with a BMI between 18.5 kg/m(2) and 24.9 kg/m(2). Maternal and neonatal variables were assessed. Statistical analyses reporting the demographic features of the pregnant women (obese and normal) were performed with descriptive statistics followed by two-sided independent Student's t tests for the continuous variables, and the chi-squared (χ(2)) test, or Fisher's exact test, for the categorical variables...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629245/obstetric-risk-factors-for-poor-neonatal-adaptation-at-birth
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Francesca Crovetto, Monica Fumagalli, Agnese De Carli, Giulia Maria Baffero, Silvia Nozza, Francesca Dessimone, Patrizia Vergani, Luigi Fedele, Fabio Mosca, Barbara Acaia
PURPOSE: To identify obstetric risk factors of delivering a neonate with poor neonatal adaptation at birth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nested-case control study. Poor neonatal adaptation was defined for presence of at least: umbilical cord artery pH < 7.10, base deficit ≥ 12 mmol/L, Apgar score at 1' ≤ 5. Controls were selected from the same population and matched with cases. The association between clinical parameters and poor neonatal adaptation was analyzed by logistic regression...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602033/a-cross-sectional-study-exploring-the-incidence-of-and-indications-for-second-stage-cesarean-delivery-over-three-decades
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Greg A Pearson, Ian Z Mackenzie
OBJECTIVE: To observe the incidence of, indications for, and complications associated with second-stage cesarean delivery in 10-year intervals over 30 years. METHODS: The present analysis of prospectively collected data compared cesarean deliveries during 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006 at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK (n=3222). Pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal details were reviewed. RESULTS: The proportion of deliveries by cesarean in the second stage of labor increased from 0...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578170/can-venous-cord-gas-values-predict-fetal-acidemia
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Kate Swanson, Anna R Whelan, William A Grobman, Emily S Miller
BACKGROUND: Umbilical cord arterial blood gas values are used to diagnose fetal acidemia; however, arterial cord blood specimens are frequently not available. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess whether umbilical cord venous blood gas values can be used to reliably predict fetal acidemia. STUDY DESIGN: This is an observational study of women with a singleton gestation at a single tertiary care hospital who delivered from September 2010 through August 2015 and had both umbilical cord arterial and venous blood gas samples measured...
May 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576065/-chitosan-g-glycidyl-methacrylate-xanthan-hydrogel-implant-in-wistar-rats-for-spinal-cord-regeneration
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E A Elizalde-Peña, I A Quintero-Ortega, D G Zárate-Triviño, A Nuño-Licona, J Gough, I C Sanchez, D I Medina, G Luna-Barcenas
This work reports the results of in vivo assays of an implant composed of the hydrogel Chitosan-g-Glycidyl Methacrylate-Xanthan [(CTS-g-GMA)-X] in Wistar rats. Degradation kinetics of hydrogels was assessed by lysozyme assays. Wistar rats were subjected to laminectomy by cutting the spinal cord with a scalpel. After the surgical procedure, hydrogels were implanted in the injured zone (level T8). Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) obtained by electric stimulation onto periphery nerves were registered in the corresponding central nervous system (CNS) areas...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572903/ph-controlled-assembly-of-a-self-complementary-halogen-bonded-dimer
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Leonardo Maugeri, Ellen M G Jamieson, David B Cordes, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Douglas Philp
Phenols and their corresponding phenoxide anions can form halogen bonds with neutral iodotriazoles. The strength of these interactions depends critically on the protonation state of the oxygen atom - the interaction of the phenoxide anion is more than an order of magnitude stronger than the corresponding phenol. The assembly of a molecule bearing both an iodotriazole and a phenoxide anion into a self-complementary dimer, stabilised by two halogen bonds between the phenoxide anions and the neutral iodotriazoles has been demonstrated...
February 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532199/determination-of-the-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-in-women-with-gestational-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-to-assess-whether-this-parameter-is-a-possible-prognostic-indicator-of-adverse-fetal-outcome
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Ismail Bhorat, Morgan Pillay, Tarylee Reddy
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate if the myocardial performance index (MPI) is altered in fetuses in women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance (GIGT), controlled on diet and whether this parameter is also predictive of adverse outcome in this group, as in poorly controlled gestational diabetes. METHODS: In a prospective cross-sectional study, 32 women with GIGT on diet in the 3rd trimester were recruited and matched with 32 women with normal pregnancies (control group)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489924/neonatal-and-maternal-outcomes-of-successful-manual-rotation-to-correct-malposition-of-the-fetal-head-a-retrospective-and-prospective-observational-study
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Nicola Tempest, Naomi McGuinness, Steven Lane, Dharani K Hapangama
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the neonatal and maternal outcomes associated with successful operative vaginal births assisted by manual rotation. DESIGN: Prospective and retrospective observational study. SETTING: Delivery suite in a tertiary referral teaching hospital in England. POPULATION: A cohort of 2,426 consecutive operative births, in the second stage of labour, complicated with malposition of the fetal head during 2006-2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487986/sumo-1-delays-neuronal-damage-in-the-spinal-cord-following-ischemia-reperfusion
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Hyo Young Jung, Dae Won Kim, Hyun Jung Kwon, Dae Young Yoo, In Koo Hwang, Moo-Ho Won, Tack-Geun Cho, Soo Young Choi, Seung Myung Moon
The present study investigated the protective effects of small ubiquitin-like modifier 1 (SUMO-1) on spinal cord ischemic damage in rabbits. A trans‑activator of transcription (Tat)‑SUMO‑1 fusion protein was prepared, and transient spinal cord ischemia was induced by occlusion of the abdominal aorta for 15 min. Vehicle (glycerol) or 1 mg/kg Tat-1-SUMO‑1 was administered intraperitoneally to the rabbits immediately following ischemia/reperfusion. Administration of Tat-SUMO-1 did not lead to significant alterations in arterial blood gases [partial pressure (Pa)CO2 and PaO2], pH, or blood glucose levels prior to ischemia, 10 min after occlusion or 10 min after reperfusion...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475393/fetal-scalp-stimulation-fss-versus-fetal-blood-sampling-fbs-for-women-with-abnormal-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-in-labor-a-prospective-cohort-study
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U Tahir Mahmood, C O'Gorman, Z Marchocki, Y M O'Brien, D J Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of fetal scalp stimulation (FSS) compared to fetal blood sampling (FBS) as a second line test of fetal wellbeing in labor. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was conducted including 298 fetal blood sampling procedures performed due to abnormal fetal cardiotocography (CTG). Two independent observers interpreted the CTG following stimulation. The FSS test was classified as normal when an elicited acceleration and/or provoked fetal heart rate variability was recorded...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470550/the-effect-of-type-and-volume-of-fluid-hydration-on-labor-duration-of-nulliparous-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Gali Garmi, Sivan Zuarez-Easton, Noah Zafran, Iris Ohel, Ilanit Berkovich, Raed Salim
PURPOSE: Type and volume of fluid administered for intrapartum maintenance had been reported to differently affect labor length, delivery mode, and cord artery pH and glucose level. We aimed to compare the effect of three different fluid regimens on labor duration. METHODS: In a randomized trial, healthy nulliparous in labor were randomized into one of three intravenous fluid regimens: group 1, the reference group, lactated Ringer's solution infused at a rate of 125 mL/h; group 2, lactated Ringer's solution infused at a rate of 250 mL/h; group 3, 0...
June 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452098/impact-of-bradycardia-or-asystole-on-neonatal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-at-birth
#19
Vasantha H S Kumar, Annie Skrobacz, Changxing Ma
BACKGROUND: Fetal hypoxia from intrapartum events can lead to absent heart rate (HR) or bradycardia (BC) at birth requiring aggressive neonatal resuscitation. Neonatal resuscitation guidelines do not differentiate infants with bradycardia (HR<100/min) from absent HR at birth. As HR is the primary determinant of resuscitation, we hypothesize that infants with no HR at 1 minute would require more extensive resuscitation with worse clinical outcomes compared to infants with bradycardia at 1minute...
April 28, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413279/comparing-slow-and-rapid-bolus-of-ephedrine-in-pregnant-patients-undergoing-planned-cesarean-section-under-spinal-anesthesia
#20
Prabu Gunasekaran, Lenin Babu Elakkumanan, Hemavathi Balachander, M V S Satyaprakash
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: While ephedrine was the preferred drug for treating spinal-induced hypotension in pregnancy, its use has declined because of resultant fetal acidosis. The objective of this randomized control trial was to compare the effects of a slow and rapid bolus of ephedrine on fetal acidosis, maternal blood pressure, and heart rate (HR) during cesarean section performed under spinal anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty full-term parturients scheduled for cesarean section under spinal anesthesia were randomly allocated into two groups...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
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