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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913487/venous-thromboembolism-and-stroke-in-pregnancy
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Kelley McLean, Mary Cushman
Pregnancy and the postpartum period substantially increase the risk for thrombotic events. Although the absolute risk for thrombosis is low, these events comprise a significant portion of maternal morbidity and mortality. The vast majority of such events are venous, although the risk for ischemic stroke also appears to be increased in pregnancy. This review will explore the overlapping and unique risk factors for venous and arterial thrombosis in pregnancy. Diagnosis and prevention will be discussed, and treatment will be briefly touched on...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907231/use-of-autopsy-to-determine-live-or-stillbirth-new-approaches-in-decision-support-systems
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Riza Yilmaz, Okan Erkaymaz, Erdogan Kara, Kivanc Ergen
Fetal deaths are important cases for forensic medicine, as well as for criminal and civil law. From a legal perspective, the determination of whether a deceased infant was stillborn is a difficult process. Such a determination is generally made during autopsy; however, no standardized procedures for this determination exist. Therefore, new facilitative approaches are needed. In this study, three new support systems based on 10 autopsy parameters were tested for their ability to correctly determine whether deceased infants were alive or stillborn...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893080/travel-associated-zika-virus-disease-acquired-in-the-americas-through-february-2016-a-geosentinel-analysis
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Davidson H Hamer, Kira A Barbre, Lin H Chen, Martin P Grobusch, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Abraham Goorhuis, Perry J J van Genderen, Israel Molina, Hilmir Asgeirsson, Phyllis E Kozarsky, Eric Caumes, Stefan H Hagmann, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Gilles Eperon, Elizabeth D Barnett, Emmanuel Bottieau, Andrea K Boggild, Philippe Gautret, Noreen A Hynes, Susan Kuhn, R Ryan Lash, Karin Leder, Michael Libman, Denis J M Malvy, Cecilia Perret, Camilla Rothe, Eli Schwartz, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Martin S Cetron, Douglas H Esposito
Background: Zika virus has spread rapidly in the Americas and has been imported into many nonendemic countries by travelers. Objective: To describe clinical manifestations and epidemiology of Zika virus disease in travelers exposed in the Americas. Design: Descriptive, using GeoSentinel records. Setting: 63 travel and tropical medicine clinics in 30 countries. Patients: Ill returned travelers with a confirmed, probable, or clinically suspected diagnosis of Zika virus disease seen between January 2013 and 29 February 2016...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891787/evaluation-of-the-western-australian-register-of-developmental-anomalies-thirty-five-years-of-surveillance
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Wendy N Nembhard, Carol Bower
BACKGROUND: The birth defects component of the Western Australian Register for Developmental Anomalies (WARDA-BD) was evaluated to assess its efficiency, effectiveness, and data quality. METHODS: WARDA-BD was evaluated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems and Data Quality Standards from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. The evaluation included interviews with Register staff, local community organizations, parents, clinicians, and researchers; process observation; and secondary data analyses...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889462/maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood-levels-of-mercury-manganese-iron-and-copper-in-southern-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shih-Hui Huang, Ken-Pen Weng, Ching-Chiang Lin, Chung-Cheng Wang, Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Luo-Ping Ger, Ming-Tsang Wu
BACKGROUND: The effect of maternal exposure to essential minerals and heavy metals on fetus is an important issue, which affects women around the world. Few data are available on the concentration of both essential minerals and heavy metals in maternal/fetal medicine. The aims of this study were to (1) assess the correlation of mercury (Hg), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), and copper (Cu) in paired maternal/fetal blood samples, and (2) study potential confounding factors during pregnancy. METHODS: Our study recruited 145 healthy pregnant women with a mean age of 28...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882754/-fetal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia-in-pregnant-woman-with-anti-hpa-1a-antibodies
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K Sobíšková, J Matěcha
OBJECT: Description of the pregnancy in patient with anti-HPA-1a antibodies. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital. CASE REPORT: Report of cases of neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia in a patient with proven anti-HPA 1a antibodies. The immunization developed during the first pregnancy, accompanied with fetal thrombocytopenia which recurred in every subsequent pregnancy with greater severity...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874184/antenatal-ultrasound-features-in-fetuses-with-gastroschisis-and-its-prediction-in-neonatal-outcome
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Jessica A Robertson, Roy M Kimble, Kellie Stockton, Renuka Sekar
BACKGROUND: Gastroschisis is the most common major congenital anomaly managed by paediatric surgeons. The significance of certain associated antenatal ultrasound features in determining fetal outcome is under discussion. AIM: The study aims to define if associated antenatal ultrasound features of gastroschisis are useful prognostic markers for fetal outcome. By establishing the significance of features, including extra- and intra-abdominal bowel dilatation, stomach herniation, stomach dilatation, bowel matting, growth restriction, abnormal umbilical artery (UA) Doppler ultrasounds, and abnormal amniotic fluid volume, it is hoped clinicians will have enhanced ability to counsel parents about the likely outcomes for their infant...
November 22, 2016: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868318/zika-virus-infection-and-biological-treatment-for-reproductive-medicine
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Joanne Kwak-Kim, Jeehey Song, Michael Woo-Il Kim, Alice Gilman-Sachs
The recent Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic is particularly challenging in the field of reproductive medicine as various biological tissues and byproducts, such as intravenous immunoglobulin G or cells are utilized during reproductive cycles, and an infected mother has an increased risk of having babies with fetal microcephaly and other congenital brain anomalies. In this review, current guidelines for prevention of sexual transmission of ZIKV, ZIKV testing, and tissue and blood product usages are summarized for physicians caring for those planning pregnancy or going through infertility treatment...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863606/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-pregnancy-and-its-impact-on-obstetric-outcome
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Juliana Yusof, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, Rushdan Mohd Noor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a Malaysian antenatal population and its impact on obstetric outcome. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. SETTING: Obstetric Unit, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Women attending antenatal clinic and Patient Admission Centre (PAC) above 30 weeks gestation were given structured questionnaires to fill...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862084/intra-and-inter-observer-reproducibility-and-generalizability-of-first-trimester-uterine-artery-pulsatility-index-by-transabdominal-and-transvaginal-ultrasound
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Laura Marchi, Eva Zwertbroek, Judith Snelder, Maaike Kloosterman, Caterina Maddalena Bilardo
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of the study was to assess intra-observer and inter-observer reproducibility and generalizability (general reliability) of first trimester Doppler measurements of uterine arteries (UtA) performed both transabdominally (TA) and transvaginally (TV). Secondary aims were to investigate whether maternal BMI and acquisition modality (transabdominal or transvaginal) affect feasibility and reliability of UtA Doppler evaluation. METHODS: Singleton pregnancies between 11(+0) and 13(+6) weeks underwent TA and TV Doppler measurements of UtA prospectively, blindly and independently by Fetal Medicine Foundation-accredited operators...
November 16, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859463/how-many-procedures-does-it-take-success-of-a-cvs-training-program-for-maternal-fetal-medicine-fellows
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Alexis C Gimovsky, Sindy C Moreno, Sara Nicholas, Amanda Roman, Stuart Weiner
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the learning curve for a training program for Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) fellows in obtaining successful transvaginal chorionic villus sampling (CVS) results in women with early pregnancy failure (EPF). METHODS: Retrospective observational cohort study of transvaginal CVS and subsequent manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) performed by MFM fellows. CVS samples were sent for karyotype, and products of conception (POC) were sent if CVS sample did not yield a result...
November 16, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855463/association-of-maternal-obesity-with-child-cerebral-palsy-or-death
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Jessica A McPherson, Marcela C Smid, Sarah Smiley, David M Stamilio
Objective The primary aim of this study was to determine if there is an association between maternal obesity and cerebral palsy or death in children. Study Design This is a retrospective cohort analysis of a randomized controlled clinical trial previously performed by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. Women in the original trial were included if at high risk for preterm delivery. The present study included singletons enrolled in the original study with complete data. Obese and nonobese women were compared...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854384/short-term-outcome-of-periviable-small-for-gestational-age-babies-is-our-counseling-up-to-date
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A R Lawin-O'Brien, A Dall'Asta, C Knight, S Sankaran, C Scala, A Khalil, A Bhide, S Heggarty, A Rakow, D Pasupathy, A T Papageorghiou, C C Lees
OBJECTIVE: There are limited data for counseling on and management of periviable small-for-gestational-age (SGA) fetuses. We therefore aimed to investigate the short-term outcome of periviable SGA fetuses in relation to the likely underlying cause. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of data from three London tertiary fetal medicine centers obtained between 2000 and 2015. We included viable singleton pregnancies with a severely small fetus, defined as those with an abdominal circumference ≤ 3(rd) percentile, identified between 22 + 0 and 25 + 6 weeks' gestation...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853988/antenatal-manifestations-of-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-prenatal-imaging-findings
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Laurent Guibaud, Sophie Collardeau-Frachon, Audrey Lacalm, Mona Massoud, Massimiliano Rossi, Marie Pierre Cordier, Christine Vianey-Saban
Prenatal manifestations of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are related to severe disorders involving metabolic pathways active in the fetal period and not compensated by maternal or placental metabolism. Some prenatal imaging findings can be suggestive of such conditions-especially in cases of consanguinity and/or recurrence of symptoms-after exclusion of the most frequent nonmetabolic etiologies. Most of these prenatal imaging findings are nonspecific. They include mainly ascites and hydrops fetalis, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), central nervous system (CNS) anomalies, echogenic kidneys, epiphyseal stippling, craniosynostosis, and a wide spectrum of dysostoses...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849163/fifteen-minute-consultation-perinatal-palliative-care
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Peter Sidgwick, Emily Harrop, Brenda Kelly, Ana Todorovic, Dominic Wilkinson
Perinatal palliative medicine is an emerging subspecialty within paediatric palliative medicine, neonatal medicine, fetal medicine and obstetrics. It comprises patient-focused, non-judgemental shared decision making and aims to provide holistic multidisciplinary support for families. In this paper we define and describe one model for providing perinatal palliative care, drawing on the personal and professional experience of the authors.
November 14, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836660/decreased-nutrient-intake-is-associated-with-premature-cervical-remodeling
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Mary Dawn Koenig, Barbara L McFarlin, Alana D Steffen, Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, Carmen Giurgescu, Christopher G Engeland, Michelle A Kominiarek, Christina Ciezczak-Karpiel, William D O'Brien, Rosemary White-Traut
OBJECTIVE: To examine the direct relationship between nutrient intake and cervical remodeling. DESIGN: Longitudinal descriptive design. SETTING: Maternal-fetal medicine clinic in a Midwestern urban city. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-seven pregnant African American women. METHODS: Participants completed the Block brief food frequency questionnaire at 19 to 24 weeks and 27 to 29 weeks gestation and had quantitative ultrasonic attenuation estimates at 19 to 21 weeks, 23 to 25 weeks, 27 to 29 weeks, 31 to 33 weeks, and 35 to 37 weeks gestation...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836659/iron-metabolism-in-african-american-women-in-the-second-and-third-trimesters-of-high-risk-pregnancies
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Lauren Welke, Mary Dawn Koenig, Jessica L Thomson, Elizabeta Nemeth, Rosemary White-Traut, Barbara L McFarlin, Carmen Giurgescu, Christopher Engeland, Michelle A Kominiarek, Lisa Tussing-Humphreys
OBJECTIVE: To examine iron metabolism during the second and third trimesters in African American women with high-risk pregnancies. DESIGN: Longitudinal pilot study. SETTING: Large, university-based, urban Midwestern U.S. medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of 32 African American women with high-risk pregnancies seeking care at an urban maternal-fetal medicine clinic. METHODS: Nonfasting venous blood was collected in the second and third trimesters to assess iron status, hepcidin, and systemic inflammation...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825056/care-provision-during-termination-of-pregnancy-following-diagnosis-of-a-severe-congenital-anomaly-a-qualitative-study-of-what-is-important-to-parents
#18
Robyn Lotto, Natalie Armstrong, Lucy K Smith
OBJECTIVE: to understand the experiences of women and their partners following the decision to terminate a pregnancy affected by a severe congenital anomaly DESIGN: qualitative semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of women and their partners who underwent a termination of pregnancy following diagnosis of a severe congenital anomaly. SETTING: women referred to four fetal medicine centres across two hospital trusts. ANALYSIS: data analysis was based on the constant comparative approach...
October 10, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824768/relationship-between-excessive-gestational-weight-gain-and-neonatal-adiposity-in-women-with-mild-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Sean C Blackwell, Mark B Landon, Lisa Mele, Uma M Reddy, Brian M Casey, Ronald J Wapner, Michael W Varner, Dwight J Rouse, John M Thorp, Anthony Sciscione, Patrick Catalano, George Saade, Steve N Caritis, Yoram Sorokin, William A Grobman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationships among excessive gestational weight gain, neonatal adiposity, and adverse obstetric outcomes in women with mild gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized clinical trial of women with mild gestational diabetes mellitus. Based on self-reported prepregnancy body weight, gestational weight gain was categorized as excessive if it was greater than 2009 Institute of Medicine guidelines...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824747/social-contributors-to-glycemic-control-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Laura C Colicchia, Kristiina Parviainen, Judy C Chang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of social factors with glycemic control in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: A survey instrument assessing social support, access to healthy food, cooking and meal preparation, chaotic lifestyle, employer support, and physical and emotional responses to food was developed and administered to women with GDM at maternal-fetal medicine office visits. Validated scales were used to measure social support and life chaos (defined as organization, instability, and the ability to plan and prepare for the future)...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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