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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908211/pheochromocytoma-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-during-pregnancy
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Pablo Remón-Ruiz, Alberto Aliaga-Verdugo, Raquel Guerrero-Vázquez
Pregnant women with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) have increased complications during gestation, including hypertensive disorders that are sometimes caused by pheochromocytoma. Pheochromocytoma is an extremely rare condition during pregnancy, and the main clinical manifestation is hypertension. If not properly treated, pheochromocytoma has high maternal and fetal mortality rates. Early recognition and adequate clinical management before delivery have led to better outcomes in the last few decades. Despite the association of NF-1 and pheochromocytoma, there are few clinical reports of these two conditions in pregnant patients...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903665/pregnancy-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Karen M Olsson, Richard Channick
Despite advanced therapies, maternal mortality in women with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains high in pregnancy and is especially high during the post-partum period. However, recent data indicates that morbidity and mortality during pregnancy and after birth have improved for PAH patients. The current European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society guidelines recommend that women with PAH should not become pregnant. Therefore, the risks associated with pregnancy must be emphasised and counselling offered to women at the time of PAH diagnosis and to women with PAH who become pregnant...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902848/topiramate-in-migraine-prevention-a-2016-perspective
#3
Stephen D Silberstein
BACKGROUND: In evidence-based guidelines published in 2000, topiramate was a third-tier migraine preventive with no scientific evidence of efficacy; recommendation for its use reflected consensus opinion and clinical experience. Its neurostabilizing activity, coupled with its favorable weight profile, made topiramate an attractive alternative to other migraine preventives that caused weight gain. When guidelines for migraine prevention in episodic migraine were published in 2012, topiramate was included as a first-line option based on double-blind, randomized controlled trials involving nearly 3000 patients...
November 30, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899795/the-momconnect-mhealth-initiative-in-south-africa-early-impact-on-the-supply-side-of-mch-services
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Peter Barron, Yogan Pillay, Antonio Fernandes, Jane Sebidi, Rob Allen
MomConnect is an mHealth initiative giving pregnant women information via SMS. We report on an analysis of the compliments and especially complaints component of the feedback. We scrutinised the electronic databases containing information on the first seventeen months of operation of MomConnect. During this time, 583,929 pregnant women were registered on MomConnect, representing approximately 46 per cent of pregnant women booking their pregnancy in the public sector in South Africa. These women gave feedback on services received: 4173 compliments and 690 complaints...
November 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898900/effects-of-stocking-rate-forage-management-and-grazing-management-on-performance-and-economics-of-cow-calf-production-in-southwest-arkansas
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P A Beck, C B Stewart, M B Sims, M S Gadberry, J A Jennings
The objective this research was to determine the effect of application of multiple grazing management practices at 2 stocking rates (SR) on the productivity and economics of the cow-calf enterprise in the Southeastern United States over a 4-yr period. Pasture management systems included: continuous grazing management at a moderate SR (0.8 ha/cow; CG) without additional forage management, rotational grazing management at a moderate SR (0.8 ha/cow (MR) with addition of stockpiled bermudagrass [ (L.) Pers.] and complementary cool season annuals, and rotational grazing management similar to MR but with a high SR (0...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898587/maternal-epigenetics-and-fetal-and-neonatal-growth
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Sofia Kitsiou-Tzeli, Maria Tzetis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The article provides an update on new insights of factors altering inherited maternal epigenome that ultimately affect fetal and neonatal growth. RECENT FINDINGS: A number of new publications have identified mechanisms through which maternal nutrition, environmental exposures such as stress and toxic substances altering expression of imprinted genes during pregnancy can influence fetal and neonatal phenotype and susceptibility to disease development later in life...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894704/antenatal-fetal-surveillance-in-multiple-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Dick Oepkes, Marieke Sueters
Multiple pregnancies occur either spontaneously or because of assisted reproduction techniques in 1-3% of pregnancies. The presence of more than one fetus in the womb is associated with a range of possible complications, both for the mother and fetuses. Early detection of these complications followed by timely and appropriate management will reduce the risk of adverse outcomes. The techniques, skills, and experience for timely detection of complications and managing them appropriately require sufficient training and exposure...
September 29, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894281/successful-selective-reduction-of-a-heterotopic-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-in-the-second-trimester-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Haiyan Yu, Hong Luo, Fumin Zhao, Xinghui Liu, Xiaodong Wang
BACKGROUND: Heterotopic cesarean scar pregnancy is a cesarean scar pregnancy combined with an intrauterine pregnancy that predisposes a woman to life-threatening complications such as uterine rupture and massive bleeding. Preservation of the intrauterine pregnancy in heterotopic cesarean scar pregnancy is a great challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 33-year-old woman with heterotopic cesarean scar pregnancy after IVF-embryo transfer (ET). Expectant management was carried out with early diagnosis of heterotopic cesarean scar pregnancy (HCSP), and selective fetal reduction of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) was performed by ultrasound-guided intrathoracic injection of potassium chloride (KCl) at 16 + 4 weeks of gestation due to aggravation of CSP...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891402/clinical-analysis-of-ectopic-pregnancies-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india-a-six-year-retrospective-study
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S Tahmina, Mary Daniel, Preethy Solomon
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic Pregnancy (EP) is a life-threatening emergency commonly encountered by medical practitioners where diagnosis can often be missed. Any woman in the reproductive age group, presenting with lower abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding must raise the suspicion of an ectopic pregnancy to prevent mortality and morbidity. AIM: To review all cases of EP and determine the incidence of EP. To study the high risk factors and know the types of clinical presentation, methods of diagnosis, outcome and complications...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891031/spinal-compression-fractures-due-to-pregnancy-associated-osteoporosis
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R Krishnakumar, Arun T Kumar, Mathew John Kuzhimattam
OBJECTIVES: To report on unique cases of spinal compression fractures due to pregnancy-associated osteoporosis (PAO) and to suggest a satisfactory treatment modality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study. We reviewed the data of 535 patients with osteoporotic spinal compression fractures over a period of 5-year. Two patients who developed spinal compression fractures due to PAO were identified and treated. RESULTS: The clinical presentation and blood investigations ruled out other causes of osteoporosis...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879355/pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-diabetes-lessons-learned-from-clinical-research-the-2015-norbert-freinkel-award-lecture
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Elisabeth R Mathiesen
Among women with diabetes, the worst pregnancy outcome is seen in the subgroup of women with diabetic nephropathy. Development of severe preeclampsia that leads to early preterm delivery is frequent. Predictors and pathophysiological mechanisms for the development of preeclampsia among women with diabetes and observational studies that support antihypertension treatment for pregnant women with microalbuminuria or diabetic nephropathy preventing preeclampsia and early preterm delivery are presented here. Obtaining and maintaining strict glycemic control before and during pregnancy is paramount to prevent preterm delivery...
December 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872733/hyperhemolytic-syndrome-complicating-a-delayed-hemolytic-transfusion-reaction-due-to-anti-p1-alloimmunization-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-hbo-arab-%C3%AE-thalassemia
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Zoe Bezirgiannidou, Anna Christoforidou, Eftychia Kontekaki, Athanasios G Anastasiadis, Spyros I Papamichos, Helen Menexidou, Dimitrios Margaritis, Georges Martinis, Elpis Mantadakis
BACKGROUND: Hyperhemolytic Syndrome or Hyperhemolytic Transfusion Reaction (HHTR), a life-threatening subset of Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction (DHTR) is characterized by destruction of both transfused and autologous erythrocytes evidenced by a fall in post transfusion hemoglobin below the pre-transfusion level. CASE REPORT: We describe a case of DHTR due to anti-P1 alloimmunization manifesting with hyperhemolysis in a 30-year-old Greek Pomak woman with thalassemia intermedia (HbO-Arab/β-thalassemia), during the11(th) week of her first gestation...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865988/persistent-and-new-onset-daytime-sleepiness-in-pregnant-women-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Shao-Yu Tsai, Pei-Lin Lee, Jou-Wei Lin, Chien-Nan Lee
BACKGROUND: Daytime sleepiness is a frequent complaint in women during pregnancy. It has also been linked to negative obstetric consequences. Although high prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness throughout pregnancy is well-documented, neither the causes of persistent daytime sleepiness nor new-onset daytime sleepiness during pregnancy have been investigated. Identifying predictive factors may play an important role in the management of daytime sleepiness in pregnant women and improve prenatal care and maternal-fetal outcomes...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862717/prenatal-diagnosis-and-successful-intrauterine-treatment-of-severe-congenital-hypothyroidism-associated-with-fetal-goiter
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Vladimír Ferianec, Peter Papcun, František Grochal, Katarína Schenková, Michaela Bártová
Congenital hypothyroidism with fetal goiter is a rare condition associated with severe, but possibly preventable, intrauterine and postnatal complications. Ultrasound examination after 20 weeks of pregnancy enables prenatal diagnosis and early treatment. Due to limited transplacental transport of thyroid hormones, direct intrauterine treatment is needed. So far, only a few reports of fetal goitrous hypothyroidism have been published and no consensus on adequate management exists. We present a case of severe fetal goitrous hypothyroidism diagnosed at 23 gestational weeks treated by sequential intra-amniotic administration of L-thyroxin...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858913/laparoscopic-management-of-a-twisted-ovarian-leiomyoma-in-a-woman-with-10-weeks-gestation-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Myounghwan Kim
BACKGROUND: Primary leiomyoma of the ovary is a rare benign ovarian tumor that only seldom causes acute abdomen. CASE SUMMARY: A 35-year-old gravida 1, para 0 woman presented with a history of acute lower abdominal pain, and 10 weeks of amenorrhea. The patient's physical examination revealed abdominal tenderness, defense, and rebound. On ultrasonographic examination, a solid mass measuring 9.3 × 7.8 cm was detected adjacent to the uterine fundus. The mass was preoperatively diagnosed as a twisted pedunculated subserosal uterine myoma...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855048/-relationship-between-the-level-of-maternal-glycated-hemoglobin-and-fetal-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#16
Karla Lucía Sánchez-Martínez, Luis Fernando Oseguera-Torres, Joel Ávalos-Nuño
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder commonly associated with pregnancy. It is shown that as the management of diabetes during pregnancy is optimized, decreases the frequency and severity of fetal and neonatal complications. The aim of this paper is to identify the relation between the level of maternal glycated hemoglobin and fetal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. METHODS: An analitytic cross-sectional study was conducted. It included patients with single pregnancy of 28-37 weeks diagnosed with gestational or preconception diabetes mellitus...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843648/antenatal-weight-management-women-s-experiences-behaviours-and-expectations-of-weighing-in-early-pregnancy
#17
J A Swift, J Pearce, P H Jethwa, M A Taylor, A Avery, S Ellis, S C Langley-Evans, S McMullen
The current emphasis on obstetric risk management helps to frame gestational weight gain as problematic and encourages intervention by healthcare professionals. However pregnant women have reported confusion, distrust, and negative effects associated with antenatal weight management interactions. The MAGIC study (MAnaging weiGht In pregnanCy) sought to examine women's self-reported experiences of usual-care antenatal weight management in early pregnancy and consider these alongside weight monitoring behaviours and future expectations...
2016: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843367/management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-during-pregnancy-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Megan L Krause, Ashima Makol
Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease with significant physical disability, affects women three times more frequently than men, often in their childbearing years. Parenthood decisions can be challenging, often affected by perceptions of their disease state, health care needs, and complex pharmacological treatments. Many women struggle to find adequate information to guide them on pregnancy planning, lactation, and early parenting in relation to their chronic condition. The expanded availability and choice of pharmacotherapies have supported optimal disease control prior to conception and enhanced physical capabilities for women to successfully overcome the challenges of raising children but require a detailed understanding of their risks and safety in the setting of pregnancy and breastfeeding...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829880/immunosuppression-therapy-in-the-management-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#19
Joyee Basu, Christopher Redman, Oliver Ormerod
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a heart failure syndrome occurring late in pregnancy or during the early post-natal period. The pathophysiology of peripartum cardiomyopathy is not fully understood and various mechanisms have been postulated including an underlying inflammatory process. We here report four cases presenting with acute left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Three out of four of the patients presented with a left ventricular ejection fraction <30% and one with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35%...
December 2016: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826703/leukotriene-receptor-antagonists-and-antiallergy-drugs
#20
Tsutomu Tamada, Masakazu Ichinose
As one of the candidates of the therapeutic strategy for asthma in addition to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) are known to be useful for long-term management of asthma patients complicated by allergic rhinitis (AR) or exercise-induced asthma (EIA). Currently available LTRAs are pranlukast hydrate, zafirlukast, and montelukast. These LTRAs have a bronchodilator action and inhibit airway inflammation, resulting in a significant improvement of asthma symptoms, respiratory function, inhalation frequency of as-needed inhaled β2-agonist, airway inflammation, airway hyperresponsiveness, dosage of ICSs, asthma exacerbations, and patients' QOL...
November 9, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
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