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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917582/preterm-pre-eclampsia-what-every-neonatologist-should-know
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REVIEW
Lisa Story, Lucy C Chappell
Although pre-eclampsia affects 5-10% of pregnancies globally and is responsible for substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, currently there is no cure other than delivery of the baby. Predictive screening tests based on clinical risk factors, with or without the addition of biomarkers and imaging, have been developed, but adoption into clinical practice is limited by suboptimal test performance. Once established pre-eclampsia is diagnosed, a woman is usually managed expectantly prior to 37weeks' gestation to reduce perinatal morbidity and mortality associated with iatrogenic prematurity until maternal or fetal triggers for delivery mean that risks of pregnancy prolongation outweigh the benefits...
September 13, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915160/current-insights-in-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Karen Schreiber, Massimo Radin, Savino Sciascia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined as the association of thrombotic events and/or obstetric morbidity in patients persistently positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). In this review, we will highlight the most important clinical presentations of APS with a focus on the obstetric morbidity, the current management strategies and the outlook for the future. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of aspirin and heparin has improved the pregnancy outcome in obstetric APS and approximately 70% of pregnant women with APS have a successful pregnancy outcome...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913687/non-atherosclerotic-vascular-disease-in-women
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REVIEW
Lee Joseph, Esther S H Kim
Takayasu arteritis, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), spontaneous arterial dissection, Raynaud's phenomenon, and chilblains are vascular conditions that are associated with an increased predisposition in women and are often underdiagnosed. Takayasu arteritis has an incidence rate of 2.6 cases per million individuals per year in the USA and predominantly affects women of childbearing age. HLA-B5 genetic locus is linked with Takayasu arteritis susceptibility. Methods to determine active disease are limiting; currently utilized clinical and imaging findings and laboratory tests are of limited value for this purpose...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912064/cell-cycle-and-histone-modification-genes-were-decreased-in-placenta-tissue-from-unexplained-early-miscarriage
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Yuanchang Zhu, Bing Li, Tonghua Wu, Lijun Ye, Yong Zeng, Yaou Zhang
Genetic defect is a major cause of early miscarriage, but still in many cases the etiology are not fully understood. Recent studies have shown that dysregulation of genes in placenta tissue are participated in the pathogenesis of unexplained early miscarriage. The aim of our study is to explore mRNA expression profile in placental chorionic villi and to reveal the underlying mechanism of unexplained early miscarriage. Chorionic villous were isolated and extracted from early miscarriage (n=3) and control pregnancy (n=3) placenta with normal chromosome karyotype using MLPA assay, and then mRNA expression profiles were determined by microarray...
September 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911214/growth-regulation-by-estrogen-in-breast-cancer-1-greb1-is-a-novel-progesterone-responsive-gene-required-for-human-endometrial-stromal-decidualization
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Alison J Camden, Maria M Szwarc, Sangappa B Chadchan, Francesco J DeMayo, Bert W O'Malley, John P Lydon, Ramakrishna Kommagani
STUDY QUESTION: Is Growth Regulation by Estrogen in Breast Cancer 1 (GREB1) required for progesterone-driven endometrial stromal cell decidualization? SUMMARY ANSWER: GREB1 is a novel progesterone-responsive gene required for progesterone-driven human endometrial stromal cell (HESC) decidualization. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Successful establishment of pregnancy requires HESCs to transform from fibroblastic to epithelioid cells in a process called decidualization...
September 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906392/comparison-of-fertility-sparing-treatments-in-patients-with-early-endometrial-cancer-and-atypical-complex-hyperplasia-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Jing Wei, Weiyuan Zhang, Limin Feng, Wanli Gao
BACKGROUND: There are some fertility-sparing treatments in patients with early endometrial cancer (EEC) or atypical complex hyperplasia (ACH), and the objective is to compare them by evaluating the oncologic and reproductive outcomes. METHODS: We searched the published literature using Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases up to January 3, 2017, with various combinations of keywords fertility-sparing treatments, progesterone, progestin, intrauterine devices, early endometrial cancer, and atypical complex hyperplasia...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905984/fetal-intra-abdominal-umbilical-vein-aneurysm
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Stefano Raffaele Giannubilo, Angela Pasculli, Alessandro Cecchi, Alessandra Biagini, Andrea Ciavattini
Importance: Fetal umbilical vein aneurysm is an uncommon anomaly that accounts for approximately 4% of umbilical cord abnormalities. The rate of intrauterine fetal death is reported to be approximately 4% to 5%, higher than the background rate of 0.7% that is generally reported during pregnancy. Objective: The aim of this study was to review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical management of fetal umbilical vein aneurysm. Evidence Acquisition: Advances in high-resolution ultrasound combined with color Doppler and 3-dimensional rendering have contributed to an increased understanding of the fetal venous circulation in recent years...
September 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904665/-idiopathic-gastric-perforation-in-neonates-about-a-case
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Fatima Zahra Aglili, Maha Oudrhiri, Houria Knouni, Younes Taboz, Hasna Benkiran, Hassan Aguenaou, Fouad Ettaybi, Amina Barkat
Spontaneous neonatal gastric perforation is rare. We report the case of a newborn without any abnormality identified at delivery and whose mother had problem-free pregnancy. On the third day of life, he had a sudden onset of severe abdominal distension followed by bilious vomiting. Abdominal X-rays without treatment showed massive pneumoperitoneum and laparotomy showed a perforation at the level of the anterior gastric wall closed in a single layer closure. Postoperative course was uneventful. Spontaneous neonatal gastric perforation usually has a favorable outcome...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904499/does-first-serum-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-value-prognosticate-the-early-pregnancy-outcome-in-an-in-vitro-fertilisation-cycle
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Nikita Naredi, S K Singh, Rajesh Sharma
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies achieved through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) are associated with adverse first trimester outcomes in comparison to spontaneously achieved pregnancies. In view of this, it is imperative to predict the success as well as prognosticate the pregnancy outcome of an IVF cycle not only for the clinicians but also the couples undergoing IVF. Serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) value has, thus, been used as a biomarker for pregnancy outcome after IVF and also an aid in counselling and management of the patient...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899734/anaesthetic-management-of-pregnant-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-case-reports-and-review
#10
REVIEW
M M Salman, H I Kemp, M R Cauldwell, D P Dob, R Sutton
Heart disease is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. Pregnant women with structural, conduction or degenerative cardiac disease who require rhythm control or who are at high risk of sudden cardiac death may carry a cardiac implantable electronic device or may occasionally require the insertion of one during their pregnancy. These women are now encountered more frequently in clinical practice, and it is essential that a multidisciplinary approach, beginning from the early antenatal phase, be adopted in their counselling and management...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898687/outcomes-of-mifepristone-usage-for-cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labour-in-full-term-pregnancy-randomized-controlled-trial
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Oleg R Baev, Valentina P Rumyantseva, Oleg V Tysyachnyu, Olga A Kozlova, Gennady T Sukhikh
OBJECTIVE: The most commonly used approved indications for mifepristone in obstetrics include: termination of early pregnancy, cervical dilatation prior to abortion, labour induction in case of fetal death in utero. Fewer studies have been conducted on the effect of mifepristone on cervical ripening and induction of labour in term pregnancy with a live fetus. The aim of our study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of mifepristone use for cervical ripening and induction of labour versus expectant management in full-term pregnancy...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885339/role-of-chemotherapy-and-thrombolysis-in-treatment-of-choriocarcinoma-accompanied-with-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report-with-literature-review
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Mei Yang, Li Peng
RATIONALE: Choriocarcinoma accompanied with pulmonary embolism (PE) is rare and difficult to diagnose and treat. There are about 25 cases reported in literature, which presented variable clinical characteristics and prognosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a case of choriocarcinoma presenting PE as the first manifestation in a 26-year-old Chinese female. DIAGNOSES: Four months before her admission to our hospital, she presented to a local hospital with respiratory manifestations, and was first diagnosed as bronchitis and treated with antibiotics without improvement, and subsequently suspected of having pulmonary tuberculosis and receive anti-tuberculosis therapy, with no response...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869923/infant-maternal-and-familial-predictors-and-correlates-of-regulatory-problems-in-early-infancy-the-differential-role-of-infant-temperament-and-maternal-anxiety-and-depression
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Julia Martini, Johanna Petzoldt, Susanne Knappe, Susan Garthus-Niegel, Eva Asselmann, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen
BACKGROUND: Excessive infant crying, feeding and sleeping problems are likely to emerge from the complex interplay of various factors. AIMS: To investigate the role of infant (e.g., temperament), maternal (e.g., anxiety and depressive disorders), and familial (e.g., social support) factors as potential precursors of infant regulatory problems. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective-longitudinal study. SUBJECTS: 286 mother-infant dyads were investigated from early pregnancy until 16 months postpartum via questionnaires and interviews...
September 1, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864984/the-importance-of-the-periconception-period-immediate-effects-in-cattle-breeding-and-in-assisted-reproduction-such-as-artificial-insemination-and-embryo-transfer
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Mieke Van Eetvelde, Sonia Heras, J L M R Leroy, Ann Van Soom, Geert Opsomer
In livestock breeding, the successful outcome is largely depending on the "periconception environment" which, in a narrow sense, refers to the genital tract, where gametogenesis and embryogenesis occur. During these early stages of development, gametes and embryos are known to be particularly sensitive to alterations in their microenvironment. However, as the microenvironment somehow reflects what is going on in the external world, we must widen our definition of "periconception environment" and refer to all events taking place around the time of conception, including metabolic state and health and nutrition of the dam...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864695/pregnancy-physiology-pattern-prediction-study-4p-study-protocol-of-an-observational-cohort-study-collecting-vital-sign-information-to-inform-the-development-of-an-accurate-centile-based-obstetric-early-warning-score
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Fiona Kumar, Jude Kemp, Clare Edwards, Rebecca M Pullon, Lise Loerup, Andreas Triantafyllidis, Dario Salvi, Oliver Gibson, Stephen Gerry, Lucy H MacKillop, Lionel Tarassenko, Peter J Watkinson
INTRODUCTION: Successive confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in the UK have identified an urgent need to develop a national early warning score (EWS) specifically for pregnant or recently pregnant women to aid more timely recognition, referral and treatment of women who are developing life-threatening complications in pregnancy or the puerperium. Although many local EWS are in use in obstetrics, most have been developed heuristically. No current obstetric EWS has defined the thresholds at which an alert should be triggered using evidence-based normal ranges, nor do they reflect the changing physiology that occurs with gestation during pregnancy...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864560/delayed-diagnosis-and-management-of-second-trimester-abdominal-pregnancy
#16
Katherine Tucker, Neha Rani Bhardwaj, Elizabeth Clark, Eve Espey
Second trimester abdominal ectopic pregnancies are rare and life threatening. Early diagnosis and treatment are paramount in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. We describe an unusually late diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy despite multiple ultrasounds beginning in early pregnancy. A 28-year-old G2P1001 sought pregnancy termination at 22 weeks' gestation after fetal anomalies were noted on an 18-week ultrasound during evaluation for elevated maternal serum alfa-fetoprotein. Due to abortion restrictions in her home state, she travelled over 500 miles for abortion care...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858117/exacerbation-of-primary-intestinal-lymphangiectasia-during-late-pregnancy-and-recovery-after-delivery-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Jianyang Lu, Hongbo Zhai
RATIONALE: Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a rare disease characterized by dilated intestinal lacteals resulting in lymph leakage into the small bowel lumen. Main clinical features include intermittent diarrhea, hypoproteinemia. Scattered case reports suggested that PIL is compatible to pregnancy, but with increased complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 34-year-old woman with endoscopically diagnosed PIL presented to antenatal our clinic at 10 weeks into gestation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843686/fertility-survival-and-conformation-of-montb%C3%A3-liarde-%C3%A3-holstein-and-viking-red-%C3%A3-holstein-crossbred-cows-compared-with-pure-holstein-cows-during-first-lactation-in-8-commercial-dairy-herds
#18
A R Hazel, B J Heins, L B Hansen
Montbéliarde (MO) × Holstein (HO) and Viking Red (VR) × HO crossbred cows were compared with pure HO cows in 8 large, high-performance dairy herds in Minnesota. All cows calved for the first time from December 2010 to April 2014. Fertility and survival traits were calculated from records of insemination, pregnancy diagnosis, calving, and disposal that were recorded via management software. Body condition score and conformation were subjectively scored once during early lactation by trained evaluators. The analysis of survival to 60 d in milk included 536 MO × HO, 560 VR × HO, and 1,033 HO cows during first lactation...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837248/stillbirth-and-neonatal-mortality-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-major-congenital-anomalies-findings-from-a-large-european-cohort
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Henk Groen, Katelijne Bouman, Anna Pierini, Judith Rankin, Anke Rissmann, Martin Häusler, Lyubov Yevtushok, Maria Loane, Jan Jaap H M Erwich, Hermien E K de Walle
OBJECTIVE: To provide prognostic information to help parents to reach an informed decision about termination or continuation of the pregnancy and to shape peripartum policy based on a large European cohort. METHOD: Thirteen registries from the European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies (EUROCAT) network contributed data from January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2011. Terminations for fetal anomalies were excluded. Chromosomal anomalies, syndromes and isolated anomaly groups were distinguished according to EUROCAT guidelines...
August 24, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836892/2017-european-guidelines-for-the-management-of-genital-herpes
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Rajul Patel, Oliver J Kennedy, Emily Clarke, Anna Geretti, Arvid Nilsen, Stephan Lautenschlager, John Green, Gilbert Donders, Willem van der Meijden, Mikhail Gomberg, Harald Moi, Elizabeth Foley
Genital herpes is one of the commonest sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Using the best available evidence, this guideline recommends strategies for diagnosis, management, and follow-up of the condition as well as for minimising transmission. Early recognition and initiation of therapy is key and may reduce the duration of illness or avoid hospitalisation with complications, including urinary retention, meningism, or severe systemic illness. The guideline covers a range of common clinical scenarios, such as recurrent genital herpes, infection during pregnancy, and co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
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