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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944513/preliminary-data-on-possible-protein-markers-of-parturition-in-cows
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J Wawrzykowski, M Franczyk, M Hoedemaker, M Pries, B Streuff, M Kankofer
Parturition is one of the most important events in reproduction. Regardless of many studies, exact time for pregnancy termination and onset of parturition is impossible to determine. The aim of this study was to describe and to compare protein profile of plasma from healthy pregnant cows (n = 6) at following five time points: 2 weeks, 1 week before, at parturition, 1 week and 2 weeks after parturition to search for possible protein markers of parturition. Plasma samples were analysed by 1D and 2D electrophoresis, and selected spots were identified by mass spectrometry...
September 24, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942216/an-ethnography-on-perceptions-of-pain-in-dutch-natural-childbirth
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Katie Logsdon, Carolyn Smith-Morris
OBJECTIVE: this study offers insight into how women perceive childbirth pain and how they make decisions about whether to use an epidural during childbirth in the low technology context of the Netherlands maternity care system. DESIGN: ethnographic research consisting of participant observation at births and prenatal and postnatal appointments; semi-structured interviews with a sample of recently post-partum women; coding and triangulation of data to determine key themes in the interviews...
September 11, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939132/peak-hyperammonemia-and-atypical-acute-liver-failure-the-eruption-of-an-urea-cycle-disorder-during-hyperemesis-gravidarum
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Nicolas Weiss, Fanny Mochel, Marika Rudler, Sophie Demeret, Pascal Lebray, Filomena Conti, Damien Galanaud, Chris Ottolenghi, Jean-Paul Bonnefont, Marc Dommergues, Jacques Bernuau, Dominique Thabut
BACKGROUND: Inborn urea cycle deficiencies are under-recognized metabolic causes of hyperammonaemia in adults. METHODS: A 28-year-old primigravida, 7-week pregnant woman affected by hyperemesis gravidarum developed acute liver injury and then acute liver failure (ALF) in less than 48 hours. RESULTS: Because the patient developed atypical features, especially mildly elevated serum transaminases contrasting with very high blood ammonia levels (281 μmol/l), concomitant with normal serum creatinine, an inborn error of metabolism was suspected...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932266/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-in-obstetrics-a-retrospective-study-in-an-ethiopian-referral-hospital
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Teshager Mamo, Tilaye Workneh Abebe, Tesfaye Yitna Chichiabellu, Antehun Alemayehu Anjulo
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are at risk of infection during labor and delivery. Infection in obstetrics accounts for the second most common cause of maternal mortality next to post partum hemorrhage. Knowing the prevalence and associated risk factors would help to undertake optimal precautions and standard surgical techniques to reduce surgical site infection which poses increased hospital cost and total hospital stay of the patients. METHOD: Facility based retrospective observational study design was carried out purposively to assess the prevalence of surgical site infections and associated risk factors among mothers who had delivery related surgery at obstetric ward of Assela teaching referral hospital from April, 23, 2015 to September 5, 2015...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930559/histone-deacetylase-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-ovarian-dysfunction
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Sunita Sunita, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Suneel Kumar Onteru, Dheer Singh
Post-partum uterine disorders and reproductive tract infections cause ovarian dysfunction and infertility. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) prevent the relaxation of chromatin, and positively or negatively regulate transcription. Hence, HDACs play a pivotal role in altering the gene expression that impact different signalling pathways underling ovarian dysfunction. Thus, HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) may act as potential therapeutic targets in the treatment of an array of disorders impacting ovarian function.
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929991/effects-of-different-dosages-of-propylene-glycol-in-dry-cows-and-cows-in-early-lactation
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Michaela Maurer, Walter Peinhopf, Jutta Gottschalk, Almut Einspanier, Gabor Koeller, Thomas Wittek
In this Research Paper we hypothesised that the temporary insulin resistance seen during the transition period in dairy cows may cause significant differences in the efficacy of PG at different sampling periods and that in some cases this effect will be dose dependent. Eighty four sampling sets were generated by studying 7 multiparous Holstein cows repeatedly at 4 sampling periods of 3 d length (dry cows: days 40, 39 and 38 antepartum; close up cows: days 10, 9 and 8 antepartum; fresh cows: days 3, 4 and 5 post-partum; lactating cows: days 38, 39 and 40 post-partum)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925267/absolute-quantification-of-human-milk-caseins-and-the-whey-casein-ratio-during-the-first-year-of-lactation
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Yalin Liao, Darren Weber, Wei Xu, Blythe P Durbin-Johnson, Brett S Phinney, Bo Lönnerdal
Whey proteins and caseins in breast milk provide bioactivities and also have different amino acid composition. Accurate determination of these two major protein classes will therefore provide a better understanding of human milk composition and function, further aid in developing improved infant formulas based on bovine whey proteins and caseins. In this study, we implemented a LC-MS/MS quantitative analysis based on iBAQ label-free quantitation, to estimate absolute concentrations of alpha-casein, beta-casein and kappa-casein in human milk samples (n=88) collected between day 1 and day 360 post partum...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924478/a-rare-cause-of-metabolic-acidosis-ketoacidosis-in-a-non-diabetic-lactating-woman
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Gordon Sloan, Amjad Ali, Jonathan Webster
Ketoacidosis occurring during lactation has been described infrequently. The condition is incompletely understood, but it appears to be associated with a combination of increased metabolic demands during lactation, reduction in carbohydrate intake and acute illness. We present a case of a 27-year-old woman, 8 weeks post-partum, who was exclusively breastfeeding her child whilst following a low carbohydrate diet. She developed gastroenteritis and was unable to tolerate an oral diet for several days. She presented with severe metabolic acidosis on admission with a blood 3-hydroxybutyrate of 5...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922379/elevating-serotonin-pre-partum-alters-the-holstein-dairy-cow-hepatic-adaptation-to-lactation
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Samantha R Weaver, Allan S Prichard, Noah L Maerz, Austin P Prichard, Elizabeth L Endres, Lorenzo E Hernández-Castellano, Matthew S Akins, Rupert M Bruckmaier, Laura L Hernandez
Serotonin is known to regulate energy and calcium homeostasis in several mammalian species. The objective of this study was to determine if pre-partum infusions of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), the immediate precursor to serotonin synthesis, could modulate energy homeostasis at the level of the hepatocyte in post-partum Holstein and Jersey dairy cows. Twelve multiparous Holstein cows and twelve multiparous Jersey cows were intravenously infused daily for approximately 7 d pre-partum with either saline or 1 mg/kg bodyweight of 5-HTP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906533/cardiac-diastolic-function-after-recovery-from-pre-eclampsia
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P Soma-Pillay, M C Louw, A O Adeyemo, J Makin, R C Pattinson
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is associated with significant changes to the cardiovascular system during pregnancy. Eccentric and concentric remodelling of the left ventricle occurs, resulting in impaired contractility and diastolic dysfunction. It is unclear whether these structural and functional changes resolve completely after delivery. AIMS: The objective of the study was to determine cardiac diastolic function at delivery and one year post-partum in women with severe pre-eclampsia, and to determine possible future cardiovascular risk...
August 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905977/-incidence-and-mortality-of-common-neonatal-diseases-in-the-foal-during-the-first-10-days-post-natum-in-a-veterinary-hospital
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Martin Graßl, Tina Ulrich, Axel Wehrend
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to present the incidence and lethality of diseases in foals during the first 10 days following birth by analyzing patient data. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over a period of 6 years, patient data from 393 foals, that had been presented within the first 10 days after birth in a hospital, were evaluated. The number of diseases, the sex of the affected foals and the lethality were documented. RESULTS: A total of 28 diseases were diagnosed, with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), meconium impaction and bronchopneumonia being the most frequent diagnoses...
September 13, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901851/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-post-partum-risk-and-follow-up
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Silpa Poola-Kella, Rachel A Steinman, Bayan Mesmar, Rana Malek
BACKGROUND: Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at an increased risk for developing metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and cardiovascular disease. In this review, we will discuss postpartum cardiovascular and diabetes risk in women with a history of GDM and different ways to improve postpartum screening. METHODS: This review involves a comprehensive literature review on gestational diabetes and post-partum risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus as well as post-partum screening methods...
September 11, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898688/improving-non-technical-skills-teamwork-in-post-partum-haemorrhage-a-grouped-randomised-trial
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Pippa M Letchworth, Shane P Duffy, Dan Phillips
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a decision support technology on teamwork and associated non-technical (NTS) and technical skills when teams manage post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) in the simulated environment. METHODS: Multidisciplinary (MDT) maternity teams were taught how to manage post partum haemorrhage. They were randomised to the intervention: using a decision support mobile digital platform or a control group. Each team managed a post-partum simulation, which was recorded and reviewed by assessors...
August 26, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892994/life-threatening-severe-hypernatraemic-dehydration-in-neonates-a-report-of-two-cases
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Priyaja Paramasivam, Sujay Kumar Earan, Arulkumaran Arunagirinadhan, Shilpa Kantamneni
Hypernatraemic dehydration in neonates may lead to potentially lethal consequences like cerebral oedema, intracranial haemorrhage, hydrocephalus and gangrene. In the light of increase in the infants presenting with hypernatraemic dehydration, there is a definitive need to heighten the awareness and have a high degree of suspicion in diagnosis for this potentially lethal condition. We report two neonates of severe hypernatraemia with dehydration highlighting its diagnosis and management. Treatment of hypernatraemic dehydration involves correction of electrolyte imbalance by careful restoration of fluids and ensuring appropriate intake of calories...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892212/incidental-appendectomy-during-mini-incision-post-partum-sterilization-chokchai-technique-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
#15
Manwat Choksuwattanasakul
AIM: We aimed to determine the success rate of incidental appendectomy during post-partum sterilization (PPS) using the Chokchai technique and to compare the postoperative morbidity between patients who underwent this procedure with those who underwent simple PPS. METHODS: Appendectomy during PPS was performed in 141 patients from 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2014. The control group consisted of 182 simple PPS patients. Primary outcomes were the success rate of the procedure and secondary outcomes were postoperative morbidity and complications...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890179/maternal-colonization-or-infection-with-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andre N H Bulabula, Angela Dramowski, Shaheen Mehtar
OBJECTIVES: To summarize published studies on the prevalence of and risk factors for maternal bacterial colonization and/or infection with extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) in pregnant and/or post-partum women in Africa. DESIGN OR METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar. Bibliographies of included eligible studies were manually searched to identify additional relevant articles. No language restriction was applied, for the timeframe, we searched from the electronic databases' inception to July 15th, 2017...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886702/safety-and-effectiveness-of-oral-misoprostol-for-induction-of-labour-in-a-resource-limited-setting-a-dose-escalation-study
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Marilyn Morris, John W Bolnga, Ovoi Verave, Jimmy Aipit, Allanie Rero, Moses Laman
BACKGROUND: Oral misoprostol as an induction of labour (IOL) agent is rapidly gaining popularity in resource-limited settings because it is cheap, stable at ambient temperatures, and logistically easier to administer compared to dinoprostone and oxytocin. We aim to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a regimen of oral misoprostol in Papua New Guinean women undergoing IOL. METHODS: As part of a prospective dose escalation study conducted at Modilon Hospital in Papua New Guinea, women with a singleton pregnancy in cephalic presentation and an unfavourable cervix who gave written informed consent were administered oral misoprostol, commencing at 25mcg once every 2 h for 4 doses and increased to 50mcg once every 2 h for 8 doses within 24 h...
September 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886034/determinants-of-maternal-near-miss-among-women-in-public-hospital-maternity-wards-in-northern-ethiopia-a-facility-based-case-control-study
#18
Dejene Ermias Mekango, Mussie Alemayehu, Gebremedhin Berhe Gebregergs, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Gelila Goba
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, 20,000 women die each year from complications related to pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum. For every woman that dies, 20 more experience injury, infection, disease, or disability. "Maternal near miss" (MNM), defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a woman who nearly dies, but survives a complication during pregnancy, childbirth or within 42 days of a termination, is a proxy indicator of maternal mortality and quality of obstetric care. In Ethiopia, few studies have examined MNM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882580/lotus-birth-a-holistic-approach-on-physiological-cord-clamping
#19
Laura A Zinsser
BACKGROUND: The positive effects of delayed cord clamping (DCC) has been extensively researched. DCC means: waiting at least one minute after birth before clamping and cutting the cord or till the pulsation has stopped. With physiological clamping and cutting (PCC) the clamping and cutting can happen at the earliest after the pulsation has stopped. With a Lotus birth, no clamping and cutting of the cord is done. A woman called Clair Lotus Day imitated the holistic approach of PCC from an anthropoid ape in 1974...
September 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879474/pregnancy-related-fractures-a-retrospective-study-of-a-french-cohort-of-52-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
M Laroche, M Talibart, C Cormier, C Roux, P Guggenbuhl, Y Degboe
A retrospective, multicentre study involving 52 patients was carried out to define the causes and characteristics of pregnancy-related osteoporosis. The mean number of vertebral fractures occurring during the last trimester of pregnancy or at the time of delivery was 3.8. This is often promoted by risk factors before or during pregnancy. INTRODUCTION: In order to define the causes or predisposing factors of pregnancy-related osteoporosis and its clinical, radiological and bone density characteristics, laboratory findings, course and outcome, we carried out a retrospective multicentre study...
September 6, 2017: Osteoporosis International
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