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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529486/the-role-of-statins-in-prevention-of-preeclampsia-a-promise-for-the-future
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Vasiliki Katsi, Georgios Georgountzos, Manolis S Kallistratos, Ioannis Zerdes, Thomas Makris, Athanasios J Manolis, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
Preeclampsia has been linked to high morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. However, no efficient pharmacological options for the prevention of this condition are currently available. Preeclampsia is thought to share several pathophysiologic mechanisms with cardiovascular disease, which has led to investigations for the potential role of statins (HMG CoA reductase inhibitors) in its prevention and early management. Pravastatin seems to have a safer pharmacokinetic profile compared to other statins, however, the existing preclinical evidence for its effectiveness in preeclampsia treatment has been mostly restricted to animal models...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527349/maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-pregnancy-associated-melanoma-report-of-two-cases-and-a-systematic-literature-review
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Elsa Mendizábal, Juan De León-Luis, Natalia R Gómez-Hidalgo, Laura Joigneau, Pilar Pintado, Patricia Rincón, Virginia Ortega, Santiago Lizarraga
OBJETIVES: Melanoma is one of the most frequent malignancies during gestation. However, oncological and perinatal management is still challenging. Our first objective is to describe the cases of pregnancy-associated melanoma (PAM) diagnosed in our centre between January-2004 and May-2015. Secondly, to perform a systematic review of the published articles analysing the maternal-perinatal outcomes of patients diagnosed with PAM. DESIGN, POPULATION AND METHODS: Obstetrical, oncological and perinatal variables were recorded in the case series...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526449/predictors-of-vaginal-delivery-in-medically-indicated-early-preterm-induction-of-labor
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Rachel A Sievert, Spencer G Kuper, Victoria C Jauk, Melissa Parrish, Joseph R Biggio, Lorie M Harper
BACKGROUND: When delivery is indicated prior to 34 weeks, many providers perform a cesarean delivery (CD) rather than induce labor based on perceptions of a high failure rate. Given the morbidity of CD, an accurate estimate of the success rate and factors associated with success in preterm induction of labor (IOL) is important in management decisions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a prediction model for successful induction of labor in preterm patients using factors known at the time the decision is made to deliver...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524073/parents-attitudes-toward-clinical-genetic-testing-for-autism-spectrum-disorder-data-from-a-norwegian-sample
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Jarle Johannessen, Terje Nærland, Sigrun Hope, Tonje Torske, Anne Lise Høyland, Jana Strohmaier, Arvid Heiberg, Marcella Rietschel, Srdjan Djurovic, Ole A Andreassen
Clinical genetic testing (CGT) of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have positive and negative effects. Knowledge about parents' attitudes is needed to ensure good involvement of caregivers, which is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective clinical management. This study aimed to assess parents' attitudes toward CGT for ASD. Parent members of the Norwegian Autism Society were given a previously untested questionnaire and 1455 answered. Linear regression analyses were conducted to evaluate contribution of parent and child characteristics to attitude statements...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523332/apert-syndrome-clinical-case
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Mirela Anişoara Siminel, Cristian Ovidiu NeamŢu, Damian DiŢescu, Mircea Cătălin ForŢofoiu, Alexandru Cristian Comănescu, Marius Bogdan Novac, Simona Daniela NeamŢu, Adrian Gluhovschi
Apert syndrome - acrocephalosyndactyly - is a rare autosomal dominant disorder representing 1:65 000 cases of living newborns. Characteristic malformations of the Apert syndrome are early craniostenosis, microviscerocranium and II-V finger syndactyly of hand and toes with proximal phalanx of the bilateral thumb "in delta". It is difficult to determine prenatal diagnosis in the second quarter, when examining the morphology of fetal signs; the dysmorphism signs appeared in the third pregnancy quarter. We present here the case of a newborn with Apert syndrome that was born prematurely in our Clinic after a monitored pregnancy, where there was issued a suspicion of cranio-facial dysmorphism, malposition and malformation of the feet and hands in the third quarter of prenatal pregnancy...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506950/fertility-sparing-approach-as-the-standard-of-care-in-young-patients-with-immature-teratomas
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Christos Iavazzo, George Vorgias, Paraskevi Evangelia Iavazzo, Ioannis D Gkegkes
Immature teratomas are quite rare tumors arising in young women. They are usually diagnosed in early stage and grade and have a good prognosis. In these young patients, fertility-sparing management is suggested as the standard of care. Bilateral immature teratoma is a rare condition with an incidence of 10%, with a five-year survival rate of 80%. The majority of patients received fertility-sparing treatment followed by adjuvant chemotherapy in 78%. Older age, advanced stage, and high grade are negative prognostic factors...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497181/new-directions-in-fetal-surgery-for-myelomeningocele
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Sandra K Kabagambe, Y Julia Chen, Melissa A Vanover, Payam Saadai, Diana L Farmer
The treatment of children with myelomeningocele (MMC) has improved over time, from supportive management to early postnatal closure to prenatal repair of the defect. The Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) showed that prenatal repair of MMC resulted in improved neurological outcomes compared to postnatal closure. Follow-up studies showed that prenatal repair was, as with any other fetal intervention, associated with higher rates of obstetrical complications. There was no significant difference in urological outcomes...
May 11, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496360/epidural-anesthesia-for-labor-and-delivery-in-a-patient-with-may-hegglin-anomaly-a-case-report
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Annas Muhammad Muzannar, Mohammed Al Harbi, Raza Rathore, Nasser Tawfeeq, Freddie Wambi, Nasir Mahmood, Sonia Albrechtova, Vassilios Dimitriou
We report a case of May-Hegglin anomaly (MHA) in a woman who had a successful labor and delivery under epidural anesthesia. MHA is an inherited thrombocytopenia easily misdiagnosed as idiopathic (immune) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Early and appropriate diagnosis of MHA during pregnancy is essential for optimal maternal and neonatal delivery outcome. Additionally, it can avoid unnecessary diagnostic studies, such as bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, and even harmful therapies with corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents, and splenectomy...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493802/placental-imaging-normal-appearance-with-review-of-pathologic-findings
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Shaimaa Fadl, Mariam Moshiri, Corinne L Fligner, Douglas S Katz, Manjiri Dighe
The placenta plays a crucial role throughout pregnancy, and its importance may be overlooked during routine antenatal imaging evaluation. Detailed systematic assessment of the placenta at ultrasonography (US), the standard imaging examination during pregnancy, is important. Familiarity with the normal and abnormal imaging appearance of the placenta along with the multimodality and methodical approach for evaluation of its related abnormalities is necessary, so that radiologists can alert clinicians regarding appropriate prompt management decisions...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491202/just-a-mirage-heterotopic-intrauterine-and-twin-ectopic-pregnancy-mimicked-by-mirror-imaging-on-ultrasound
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Rimsha Ahmed, Dejan Samardzic, Michael A Santos, Anna Mesina, Jaimie Maines
Heterotopic pregnancies are rare and are usually diagnosed by transvaginal ultrasound. Despite the routine use of sonography in early pregnancy, artifact created by mirror imaging can drastically and erroneously alter medical decision making by interfering with image interpretation. A heterotopic pregnancy with a single intrauterine gestation and twin left adnexal ectopic gestational sacs was observed on ultrasound in a woman presenting with abdominal pain. During laparoscopy, an ectopic pregnancy was not identified, and subsequent intraoperative ultrasound reproduced the heterotopic pregnancy through manipulation of bowel, confirming mirror image artifact...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491088/novel-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-risk-prediction
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REVIEW
Juan Wang, Guo-Juan Tan, Li-Na Han, Yong-Yi Bai, Miao He, Hong-Bin Liu
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The primary prevention of CVD is dependent upon the ability to identify high-risk individuals long before the development of overt events. This highlights the need for accurate risk stratification. An increasing number of novel biomarkers have been identified to predict cardiovascular events. Biomarkers play a critical role in the definition, prognostication, and decision-making regarding the management of cardiovascular events...
February 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485834/profile-and-outcomes-of-women-with-pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-dialysis-at-a-center-in-ethiopia
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Delayehu Bekele, Momina Ahmed, Ahmed Ibrahim, Seman Kedir, Grace Chan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical profile and outcomes of women with pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (AKI) undergoing dialysis at Saint Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, where the first publicly funded large-scale dialysis service in Ethiopia was established. METHODS: In a hospital-based retrospective study, clinical records were reviewed for all women with pregnancy-related AKI attending the hemodialysis unit at the study center between August 2013 and July 2015...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483162/quo-vadis-trophoblast-exploring-the-new-ways-of-an-old-cell-lineage
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Sascha Drewlo, D Randall Armant
Trophoblast cells are the first embryonic lineage to differentiate during human development, and are needed to sustain fetal life through their role in constructing a placenta. As the fetus grows, the trophoblast rapidly expands and further differentiates to produce an extravillous subtype that invades the maternal tissues. Some of the extravillous trophoblast cells find their way into the reproductive tract, and can be safely captured by noninvasive collection from the endocervical canal, similarly to a Pap smear...
April 26, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481445/optimising-fertility-outcomes-for-women-with-early-stage-cervical-cancer-when-less-is-more
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Efterpi Tingi, Emma J Crosbie, Gemma Owens
Radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy is standard management for early-stage cervical cancer. Radical trachelectomy achieves equivalent oncological outcomes to hysterectomy thus providing an alternative for women who wish to preserve their fertility (Xu et al. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2011; 90: 1200-09). Trachelectomy offers the potential for pregnancy but poor obstetric sequelae, including second trimester miscarriage, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and preterm delivery are common, likely due to reduced mechanical support from a shortened cervix and ascending infection...
May 8, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473681/pregnancy-and-dumping-syndrome-post-bariatric-surgery-a-case-report
#15
D E Edawati, J Abigail, K Mardiana, C Ming-Cheng, N S Harris
This case report discusses dumping syndrome in the postbariatric mother. Diagnostically a challenge, the symptoms of postprandial hypoglycaemia mimic common early gestation complaints and may go undiagnosed, thus requiring a high index of suspicion. As weight-loss surgery gains traction, it is pertinent to note at booking and followups. The pregnancy is at-risk and multidisciplinary team management is central. The mainstay of management remains diet modification. There have been case reports of successful medical treatment of dumping syndrome in pregnancy with good maternal and fetal outcomes...
April 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471620/infertility-following-retained-products-of-conception-does-the-timing-of-surgical-intervention-matter
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Yaakov Melcer, Noam Smorgick, David Schneider, Moty Pansky, Reuvit Halperin, Ido Ben-Ami
BACKGROUND: Despite the large volume of evidence on the management of retained products of conception (RPOC), there are virtually no data regarding the optimal time frame of surgical intervention in case of RPOC. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the time interval between spontaneous vaginal delivery or pregnancy termination and the uterine evacuation due to pathologically confirmed RPOC influences the reproductive outcome. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all the records of women who were admitted to our department due to pathologically confirmed RPOC following either spontaneous vaginal delivery or pregnancy termination between January 2000 and December 2010...
October 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470384/first-60-fetal-in-utero-myelomeningocele-repairs-at-saint-louis-fetal-care-institute-in-the-post-moms-trial-era-hydrocephalus-treatment-outcomes-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-versus-ventriculo-peritoneal-shunt
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Samer K Elbabaa, Anne M Gildehaus, Matthew J Pierson, J Andrew Albers, Emanuel J Vlastos
INTRODUCTION: The published results of the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) trial in 2011 showed improved outcomes (reduced need for shunting, decreased incidence of Chiari II malformation, and improved scores of mental development and motor function) in the fetal prenatal repair group compared to the postnatal group. Historically, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) remains as a controversial hydrocephalus treatment option with high failure rates in pediatric patients with a history of myelomeningocele (MMC)...
May 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456887/heterogeneous-phenotypes-in-lipid-storage-myopathy-due-to-etfdh-gene-mutations
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Corrado Angelini, Daniela Tavian, Sara Missaglia
We present six novel patients affected by lipid storage myopathy (LSM) presenting mutations in the ETFDH gene. Although the diagnosis of multiple acyl-coenzyme-A dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD) in adult life is difficult, it is rewarding because of the possibility of treating patients with carnitine or riboflavin, leading to a full recovery. In our patients, a combination of precipitating risk factors including previous anorexia, alcoholism, poor nutrition, and pregnancy contributed to a metabolic critical condition that precipitated the catabolic state...
April 30, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456434/recurrent-massive-perivillous-fibrin-deposition-and-chronic-intervillositis-treated-with-heparin-and-intravenous-immunoglobulin-a-case-report
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Sahar Abdulghani, Felipe Moretti, Andree Gruslin, David Grynspan
BACKGROUND: Massive perivillous fibrin deposition (MPVFD) and chronic intervillositis (CI) are related rare pathological correlates of severe intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and fetal loss with high recurrence rates. No standard management has been established. CASE: A patient underwent termination of pregnancy at 21 weeks for severe early onset IUGR. Placental histology showed mixed CI with MPVFD. Several months later, the patient became pregnant and was managed with prednisone and aspirin (ASA) but miscarried at 16 weeks...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456376/-consultation-liaison-during-the-peripartum-network-care-between-liaison-and-mobile-unit
#20
V Garez, E Devouche, A Bobin-Bègue, M Alecian, P Minjollet, A Vallerent, M Poget, H Oguibenine, C Héroux, F Medjkane, G Apter
OBJECTIVES: The pregnancy periods of peripartum and immediate postpartum represent moments of opportunity to access care. Both prevention and therapeutic management can be offered with a better chance of success during these periods. Our specific Consultation Liaison (CL) team PPUMMA was created in order to respond to the need for early detection of psychopathology and rapid implementation of therapeutic management and preventive measure for mother and child. The importance of urgently intervening "on site" seemed a necessity since duration of hospitalization in maternity wards is very short...
April 26, 2017: L'Encéphale
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