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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340492/hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-low-platelets-syndrome-superimposed-on-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Inês Martins, Madalena Gomes Conceição, Paulo Pereira Gomes, Nuno Clode
A pregnancy complicated by typical hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets (HELLP) syndrome is reported. At 20 weeks of gestation, a case of HUS was diagnosed, with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli identified. Plasmapheresis allowed continuation of the pregnancy for 5 weeks. Superimposed preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome were diagnosed after the establishment of nephrotic range proteinuria, hypertension and recurrence of hemolysis. This is a singular case, as it demonstrates that HELLP syndrome can superimpose upon HUS, a fact that can impact future research on reproductive immunology...
March 24, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333939/maintenance-nifedipine-therapy-for-preterm-symptomatic-placenta-previa-a-randomized-multicenter-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#2
Eric Verspyck, Claire de Vienne, Charles Muszynski, Michael Bubenheim, Isabella Chanavaz-Lacheray, Michel Dreyfus, Philippe Deruelle, Jacques Benichou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of maintenance nifedipine therapy on pregnancy duration in women with preterm placenta previa bleeding. METHODS: PPADAL was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted between 05/2008 and 05/2012 in five French hospitals. The trial included 109 women, aged ≥ 18 years, with at least one episode of placenta previa bleeding, intact membranes and no other pregnancy complication, at gestational age 24 to 34 weeks and after 48 hours of complete acute tocolysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333696/a-universal-freeze-all-strategy-why-it-is-not-warranted
#3
Baris Ata, Emre Seli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There's some preclinical evidence of an adverse effect of multifollicular growth on endometrial function in assisted reproductive technology cycles. Universal elective frozen embryo transfer (eFET) in an unstimulated cycle is being promoted as a panacea, regardless of patient, and cycle characteristics. We review the clinical evidence on the effectiveness and safety of eFETs. RECENT FINDINGS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing fresh and eFET yield contradictory results in terms of live birth rates...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333228/efficacy-of-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-for-fertility-preservation-lessons-learned-from-545-cases
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P Jadoul, A Guilmain, J Squifflet, M Luyckx, R Votino, C Wyns, M M Dolmans
STUDY QUESTION: How effective is ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC)? SUMMARY ANSWER: In our cohort of patients who underwent OTC, premature ovarian failure (POF) rates, return rates and pregnancy rates after autotransplantation were 31.5, 4.4 and 33%, respectively. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: OTC for fertility purposes has been performed for >20 years now. With over 86 live births reported worldwide and success rates of ~30% after autotransplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian cortex, the procedure should no longer be considered experimental...
March 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333159/maternal-serum-markers-of-lipid-metabolism-in-relation-to-neonatal-anthropometry
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N S Boghossian, P Mendola, A Liu, C Robledo, E H Yeung
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine associations between lipids (high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, total cholesterol, triglycerides and lipoprotein (a)) measured on average three time points during pregnancy and neonatal anthropometrics. STUDY DESIGN: Stored samples from a preeclampsia trial measured as part of a case-control study from five US centers (1992 to 1995) were used. The sample included women without pregnancy complications (n=136) and cases of gestational diabetes (n=93), abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT; n=76), gestational hypertension (n=170) and preeclampsia (n=177)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332106/inadequate-gestational-weight-gain-predicts-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-mothers-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-results-from-a-prospective-us-pregnancy-cohort
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May-Bente Bengtson, Christopher F Martin, Geir Aamodt, Morten H Vatn, Uma Mahadevan
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition and weight loss are common features of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIM: To explore the impact of inadequate gestational weight gain (GWG) on adverse outcomes among IBD mothers in the prospective US pregnancy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Neonatal Outcomes (PIANO) cohort. METHODS: The PIANO cohort comprises 559 and 363 pregnant mothers with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), respectively, enrolled between 2006 and 2014...
March 22, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331740/gestational-gigantomastia
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Halil Türkan, M Şehsuvar Gökgöz, İsmet Taşdelen, Halit Ziya Dündar
Gestational gigantomastia is a rare condition characterized by fast, disproportionate and excessive breast growth, decreased quality of life in pregnancy, and presence of psychologic as well as physical complications. The etiology is not fully understood, although hormonal changes in pregnancy are considered responsible. Prolactin is the most important hormone. To date, 125 cases of gigantomastia have been reported in the literature. In this case presentation, we report a pregnant woman aged 26 years with a 22-week gestational age with gestational gigantomastia and review the diagnosis and treatment of this rare disease in relation with the literature...
April 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331637/mode-of-delivery-in-drug-dependent-pregnant-women-a-case-control-study
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Ana Raquel Neves, Fabiane Neves, Isabel Santos Silva, Maria do Céu Almeida, Pitorra Monteiro
Objective. To determine the contribution of drug use during pregnancy to the route of delivery. Methods. A case-control study was conducted at a hospital in Coimbra, Portugal, between 2001 and 2014. Drug-dependent pregnant women (n = 236) were compared with a control group of low risk women (n = 228) in terms of maternal characteristics, obstetric history, pregnancy complications, and labor details. Factors that influenced the mode of delivery were determined. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS v...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331630/factors-affecting-deliveries-attended-by-skilled-birth-attendants-in-bangladesh
#9
Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Swagata Ghosh, Shakir Hossen, Rifath Ara Alam Barsha, Atia Sharmeen, S M Iftekhar Uddin
BACKGROUND: The presence of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) is crucial in childbirth to reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and to achieve the maternal mortality target of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim of this study was to investigate the factors related to childbirths attended by SBAs in Bangladesh. METHODS: Data from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (2014 BDHS) were analyzed. Logistic regression was applied to calculate crude odds ratios (CORs), adjusted odds ratios (AORs), 95% confidence intervals (CIs), and p-values...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331572/environmental-risk-factors-for-autism-an-evidence-based-review-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
#10
REVIEW
Amirhossein Modabbernia, Eva Velthorst, Abraham Reichenberg
BACKGROUND: According to recent evidence, up to 40-50% of variance in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) liability might be determined by environmental factors. In the present paper, we conducted a review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of environmental risk factors for ASD. We assessed each review for quality of evidence and provided a brief overview of putative mechanisms of environmental risk factors for ASD. FINDINGS: Current evidence suggests that several environmental factors including vaccination, maternal smoking, thimerosal exposure, and most likely assisted reproductive technologies are unrelated to risk of ASD...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331377/management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-during-pregnancy-challenges-and-solutions
#11
REVIEW
Caroline L Knight, Catherine Nelson-Piercy
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multisystem autoimmune disease predominantly affecting women, particularly those of childbearing age. SLE provides challenges in the prepregnancy, antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods for these women, and for the medical, obstetric, and midwifery teams who provide their care. As with many medical conditions in pregnancy, the best maternal and fetal-neonatal outcomes are obtained with a planned pregnancy and a cohesive multidisciplinary approach. Effective prepregnancy risk assessment and counseling includes exploration of factors for poor pregnancy outcome, discussion of risks, and appropriate planning for pregnancy, with consideration of discussion of relative contraindications to pregnancy...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331199/influence-of-maternal-overweight-obesity-and-gestational-weight-gain-on-the-perinatal-outcomes-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#12
Miao Miao, Mei Dai, Yue Zhang, Fang Sun, Xirong Guo, Guiju Sun
To assess the associations between maternal body mass index (BMI) as well as gestational weight gain (GWG) and pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This is a retrospective analysis involving 832 nulliparous women complicated with GDM. Multivariate logistic and restricted cubic logistic regression were used to investigate the association of interest. Overall, 178 (21.4%) women were overweight or obese, and 298 (35.2%) exhibited excessive GWG. Compared with women of normal weight, high pre-pregnancy BMI resulted in a higher risk of cesarean section with an adjusted odds ratio of 1...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331195/galactose-and-its-metabolites-deteriorate-metaphase-ii-mouse-oocyte-quality-and-subsequent-embryo-development-by-disrupting-the-spindle-structure
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Mili Thakur, Faten Shaeib, Sana N Khan, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Roohi Jeelani, Sarah R Aldhaheri, Bernard Gonik, Husam M Abu-Soud
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a frequent long-term complication of classic galactosemia. The majority of women with this disorder develop POI, however rare spontaneous pregnancies have been reported. Here, we evaluate the effect of D-galactose and its metabolites, galactitol and galactose 1-phosphate, on oocyte quality as well as embryo development to elucidate the mechanism through which these compounds mediate oocyte deterioration. Metaphase II mouse oocytes (n = 240), with and without cumulus cells (CCs), were exposed for 4 hours to D-galactose (2 μM), galactitol (11 μM) and galactose 1-phosphate (0...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330900/adaptive-immune-responses-to-zika-virus-are-important-for-controlling-virus-infection-and-preventing-infection-in-brain-and-testes
#14
Clayton W Winkler, Lara M Myers, Tyson A Woods, Ronald J Messer, Aaron B Carmody, Kristin L McNally, Dana P Scott, Kim J Hasenkrug, Sonja M Best, Karin E Peterson
The recent association between Zika virus (ZIKV) and neurologic complications, including Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults and CNS abnormalities in fetuses, highlights the importance in understanding the immunological mechanisms controlling this emerging infection. Studies have indicated that ZIKV evades the human type I IFN response, suggesting a role for the adaptive immune response in resolving infection. However, the inability of ZIKV to antagonize the mouse IFN response renders the virus highly susceptible to circulating IFN in murine models...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330856/-my-friend-who-bought-it-for-me-she-has-had-an-abortion-before-the-influence-of-ghanaian-women-s-social-networks-in-determining-the-pathway-to-induced-abortion
#15
Sarah D Rominski, Jody R Lori, Emmanuel Sk Morhe
BACKGROUND: Even given the liberal abortion law in Ghana, abortion complications are a large contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. This study sought to understand why young women seeking an abortion in a legally enabling environment chose to do this outside the formal healthcare system. METHODS: Women being treated for complications arising from a self-induced abortion as well as for elective abortions at three hospitals in Ghana were interviewed. Community-based focus groups were held with women as well as men, separately...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330551/-thalassaemia-and-pregnancy
#16
Viktoriya Luk'yanenko, Marjoes Droogh, Ulrik Malthe Overgaard
Global migration has resulted in a larger geographical spread of people with risk of hereditary anaemias. This leads to an increased incidence of pregnant women with rare diseases, including thalassaemia also in Scandinavia. Thalassaemia can cause severe anaemia and other complications during pregnancy, like risk of miscarriage, intrauterine fetal death, abruptio, intrauterine growth retardation, hypertension, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. In this article, we focus on the aetiology, assessment, antenatal care and treatment of pregnant women with thalassaemia...
March 20, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330533/-oocyte-donation-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-complications-in-the-pregnant-woman-and-the-fetus
#17
Marianne Storgaard, Sara Malchau, Anne Loft, Elisabeth Larsen, Anja Pinborg
In Denmark, oocyte donation is allowed for women below 46 years of age if sperm from the woman's husband/partner is used, thus assuring genetic relationship with one parent. New legislation has provided more donors implying both shorter waiting time until treatment and more pregnancies achieved with donated oocytes. Oocyte donation pregnancies have increased risks of pre-eclampsia, post-partum bleeding, caesarean section, low birth weight and preterm birth, and since these risks are aggravated in multiple pregnancies, single embryo transfer is recommended...
March 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329953/imaging-feature-in-pres-syndrome-report-of-6-cases
#18
H El Mhabrech, S Karma, F Jbeli, M Dakkem, A Kraiem, C Hafsa
OBJECTIVES: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare syndrome. The pathophysiology is poorly understood. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings are characteristic of the diagnosis and diffusion weighted image has been also suggested having a prognostic value. We report this unusual neurologic complication of peripartumin except any pre-existent pathology of the pregnancy. MATERIEL AND METHODS: CT, MR findings and relevant clinical data of the patients were retrospectively reviewed on 5 cases between 2011 and 2012 in our radiologic department...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329059/anticoagulation-for-pregnant-women-with-mechanical-heart-valves-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Rohan D'Souza, Jackie Ostro, Prakesh S Shah, Candice K Silversides, Ann Malinowski, Kellie E Murphy, Mathew Sermer, Nadine Shehata
Aims: To review maternal and foetal outcomes in women with mechanical heart valves (MHVs) treated with vitamin-K antagonists (VKAs), first-trimester heparin followed by VKAs (sequential treatment), low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and unfractionated heparin (UFH) during pregnancy, in order to inform practice. Methods and results: Medline, Embase and Central were searched from inception until February 2016. Two reviewers independently screened 1786 titles, reviewed 110 full-texts and extracted data and assessed risk-of-bias from 46 articles...
March 9, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328938/tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-for-prediction-of-placenta-mediated-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-high-risk-women-angiopred-study
#20
Aurélie Di Bartolomeo, Céline Chauleur, Jean-Christophe Gris, Céline Chapelle, Edouard Noblot, Silvy Laporte, Tiphaine Raia-Barjat
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate if the rate of tissue factor pathway inhibitor during pregnancy and following delivery could be a predictive factor for placenta-mediated adverse pregnancy outcomes in high-risk women. METHODS: This was a prospective multicentre cohort study of 200 patients at a high risk of occurrence or recurrence of placenta-mediated adverse pregnancy outcomes conducted between June 2008 and October 2010. Measurements of tissue factor pathway inhibitor resistance (normalized ratio) and tissue factor pathway inhibitor activity were performed for the last 72 patients at 20, 24, 28, 32, and 36 weeks of gestation and during the postpartum period...
2017: PloS One
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