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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723278/a-case-of-cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-with-heliobacter-pylori-and-pre-eclampsia-during-pregnancy
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Madeline Manning Meurer, Kalyan Chakrala, Dinesh Gowda, Charles Burns, Randall Kelly, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch
The condition termed cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) was characterized a decade ago by Allen et al. and includes cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting and the learned behavior of hot bathing in individuals with chronic cannabis abuse. During pregnancy, the differential diagnosis of this syndrome is challenging since it can be masked by typical symptoms of early pregnancy or by hyperemesis gravidarum, a complication of early pregnancy associated with excessive nausea and vomiting. We herein describe the case of a 21-year-old primigravida patient diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum at 6 weeks of gestation and with pre-eclampsia at 35 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720399/prenatal-and-postnatal-administration-of-prebiotics-and-probiotics
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REVIEW
Kristin Sohn, Mark A Underwood
Colonization of the neonatal gut by beneficial bacteria is important for the establishment and maintenance of the mucosal barrier, thus protecting the neonate from enteric pathogens and local and systemic inflammation. The neonatal microbiome is influenced by infant diet, environment, and the maternal microbiome. Dysbiosis in pregnancy increases the risk of pre-eclampsia, diabetes, infection, preterm labor, and later childhood atopy. Dysbiosis of the neonatal gut plays an important role in colic in the term infant, in the disease processes which plague preterm infants, including necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis, and in the long-term outcomes of neonates...
July 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709403/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-pre-eclampsia-a-systematic-review
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Juhi M Purswani, Pooja Gala, Pratibha Dwarkanath, Heather M Larkin, Anura Kurpad, Saurabh Mehta
BACKGROUND: The etiology of pre-eclampsia (PE) is not yet fully understood, though current literature indicates an upregulation of inflammatory mediators produced by the placenta as a potential causal mechanism. Vitamin D is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and there is evidence of an inverse relationship between dietary calcium intake and the incidence of PE. Evidence of the role of vitamin D status and supplementation in the etiology and prevention of PE is reviewed in this article along with identification of research gaps to inform future studies...
July 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701338/lifestyle-in-progression-from-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-to-chronic-hypertension-in-nurses-health-study-ii-observational-cohort-study
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Simon Timpka, Jennifer J Stuart, Lauren J Tanz, Eric B Rimm, Paul W Franks, Janet W Rich-Edwards
Objectives To study the association between lifestyle risk factors and chronic hypertension by history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP: gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia) and investigate the extent to which these risk factors modify the association between HDP and chronic hypertension.Design Prospective cohort study.Setting Nurses' Health Study II (1991-2013).Participants 54 588 parous women aged 32 to 59 years with data on reproductive history and without previous chronic hypertension, stroke, or myocardial infarction...
July 12, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700503/mir-210-and-mir-155-as-potential-diagnostic-markers-for-pre-eclampsia-pregnancies
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Lu Gan, Zheng Liu, Ming Wei, Yulong Chen, Xiaomei Yang, Lihong Chen, Xiaomin Xiao
Pre-eclampsia (PE) is one of the leading causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. In recent years, many studies have shown that microRNAs (miRNA) play important roles in the development of PE. However, the molecular pathogenesis of PE remains unknown.In the present study, we performed a case-control study to verify the differential expression of 4 candidate miRNAs (miR-210, miR-155, miR-125b-5p, and miR-125a-5p) in 20 PE pregnancies and 20 healthy pregnancies. The real-time quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction has been utilized to estimate the Ct values in both groups...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699378/reasons-for-cesarean-and-medically-indicated-deliveries-in-pregnancies-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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A M Eudy, M Jayasundara, T Haroun, L Neil, A H James, M E B Clowse
Objective To determine reasons for cesarean and medically indicated deliveries in a registry of pregnant women with SLE compared to RA. Methods Pregnant women with SLE or RA were prospectively followed, and pregnancy outcomes were collected, including whether labor was spontaneous or medically indicated and delivery was vaginal or cesarean. Preterm birth was defined as a birth <37 weeks gestation. Differences in reasons for cesarean delivery and indication of delivery between term and preterm births were determined by Fisher's exact test...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699111/hla-class-ib-in-pregnancy-and-pregnancy-related-disorders
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REVIEW
Gry Persson, Wenna Nascimento Melsted, Line Lynge Nilsson, Thomas Vauvert F Hviid
The HLA class Ib genes, HLA-E, HLA-F, and HLA-G, were discovered long after the classical HLA class Ia genes. The elucidation of their functions had a modest beginning. However, their basic functions and involvement in pathophysiology and a range of diseases are now emerging. Although results from a range of studies support the functional roles for the HLA class Ib molecules in adult life, especially HLA-G and HLA-F have most intensively been, and were also primarily, studied in relation to reproduction and pregnancy...
July 11, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694344/prevalence-of-pregnancy-related-complications-and-course-of-labour-of-surviving-women-who-gave-birth-in-selected-health-facilities-in-rwanda-a-health-facility-based-cross-sectional-study
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Jean Paul Semasaka Sengoma, Gunilla Krantz, Manasse Nzayirambaho, Cyprien Munyanshongore, Kristina Edvardsson, Ingrid Mogren
OBJECTIVES: This study estimated health facility-based prevalence for pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, postpartum haemorrhage and caesarean section (CS) due to prolonged labour/dystocia. The background characteristics of Rwandan pregnant women, the course of labour and the level of healthcare were investigated in relation to pregnancy and delivery outcomes. METHODS: This is health facility-based study and data were collected in 2014-2015 through structured interviews and medical records (n=817) in Kigali and Northern Province, Rwanda...
July 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692888/underlying-mechanisms-of-retained-placenta-evidence-from-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Shirley Greenbaum, Tamar Wainstock, Doron Dukler, Elad Leron, Offer Erez
OBJECTIVE: To determine risk factors for retained placenta, and to identify supporting epidemiologic evidence for the three previously-proposed mechanisms: (i) invasive placentation, (ii) placental hypo-perfusion, and (iii) inadequate uterine contractility. DESIGN: A retrospective population-based cohort study. SETTING AND POPULATION: Israeli population in the southern district. METHODS: Data were analyzed from a tertiary hospital database, between 1989 and 2014, using univariate tests and generalized estimating equation (GEE) multivariable models...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692217/-magnesium-in-daily-practice
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Dany Minetto, Jacques Serratrice, Jérôme Stirnemann
The magnesium is the 4th cation in the human body behind sodium, potassium and calcium. It is often referred to as the forgotten cation of modern medicine because of a lack of knowledge about its physiology and its potential medical use. Recent medical literature has shown renewed interest for the magnesium with publications about its role in diversified fields from prevention of muscular cramps, cardiovascular risk factors prevention trough to neuroprotection in stroke. However, we cannot recommend the use of magnesium in adults in our clinical practice, beyond the simple correction of hypomagnesemia, pre-eclampsia and possibly the treatment of torsades de pointes...
October 19, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691395/low-expression-of-soluble-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-in-early-gestation-and-subsequent-placenta-mediated-complications-of-pregnancy
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Luca Marozio, Anna Garofalo, Paola Berchialla, Anna Maria Tavella, Loredana Salton, Franco Cavallo, Chiara Benedetto
AIM: Abnormal placentation is a common pathogenic mechanism of many placenta-mediated complications of late pregnancy, including pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, stillbirth, and placental abruption. During successful placentation, the trophoblast (which is a semi-allograft) is not rejected by decidual immune cells because of maternal immune tolerance, mainly induced by human leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G). Deficient HLA-G expression seems to be associated with the development of complications of pregnancy...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685972/kir2ds5-allotypes-that-recognize-the-c2-epitope-of-hla-c-are-common-among-africans-and-absent-from-europeans
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Jeroen H Blokhuis, Hugo G Hilton, Lisbeth A Guethlein, Paul J Norman, Neda Nemat-Gorgani, Annettee Nakimuli, Olympe Chazara, Ashley Moffett, Peter Parham
INTRODUCTION: KIR2DS5 is an activating human NK cell receptor of lineage III KIR. These include both inhibitory KIR2DL1, 2 and 3 and activating KIR2DS1 that recognize either the C1 or C2 epitope of HLA-C. In Europeans KIR2DS5 is essentially monomorphic, with KIR2DS5*002 being predominant. Pioneering investigations showed that KIR2DS5*002 has activating potential, but cannot recognize HLA-A, -B, or -C. Subsequent studies have shown that KIR2DS5 is highly polymorphic in Africans, and that KIR2DS5*006 protects pregnant Ugandan women from preeclampsia...
July 6, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673571/high-altitude-and-pre-eclampsia-adaptation-or-protection
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Sarah I Y Ahmed, Muntaser E Ibrahim, Eltahir A G Khalil
Adaptive genes of high altitude can also be protective in diseases like preeclampsia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer, Parkinson Disease and Cancer, which may result from deregulation of hypoxia pathway. The example of pre-eclampsia and normal pregnancy were studied to see if the hypoxia-induced disorders can be dragged towards adaptation. Here, we analyse the genetic variants that are known to be associated with adaptation to high altitude hypoxia. Our results demonstrated that the genetic variants of EPAS1, ADAM9, and EGLN1 increased approximately three-fold in the cases of preeclampsia compared to normal pregnancy...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672769/reference-intervals-and-longitudinal-changes-in-copeptin-and-mr-proadm-concentrations-during-pregnancy
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Annemiek M C P Joosen, Ivon J M van der Linden, Lianne Schrauwen, Alisia Theeuwes, Monique J M de Groot, Antonius A M Ermens
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin and adrenomedullin and their stable by-products copeptin and midregional part of proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) are promising biomarkers for the development of preeclampsia. However, clinical use is hampered by the lack of trimester-specific reference intervals. We therefore estimated reference intervals for copeptin and MR-proADM in disease-free Dutch women throughout pregnancy. METHODS: Apparently healthy low risk pregnant women were recruited...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668521/lipidomics-in-translational-research-and-the-clinical-significance-of-lipid-based-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Daniel J Stephenson, L Alexis Hoeferlin, Charles E Chalfant
Lipidomics is a rapidly developing field of study that focuses on the identification and quantitation of various lipid species in the lipidome. Lipidomics has now emerged in the forefront of scientific research due to the importance of lipids in metabolism, cancer, and disease. Using both targeted and untargeted mass spectrometry as a tool for analysis, progress in the field has rapidly progressed in the last decade. Having the ability to assess these small molecules in vivo has led to better understanding of several lipid-driven mechanisms and the identification of lipid-based biomarkers in neurodegenerative disease, cancer, sepsis, wound healing, and pre-eclampsia...
June 15, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668289/foley-catheterisation-versus-oral-misoprostol-for-induction-of-labour-in-hypertensive-women-in-india-inform-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Shuchita Mundle, Hillary Bracken, Vaishali Khedikar, Jayashree Mulik, Brian Faragher, Thomas Easterling, Simon Leigh, Paul Granby, Alan Haycox, Mark A Turner, Zarko Alfirevic, Beverly Winikoff, Andrew D Weeks
BACKGROUND: Between 62 000 and 77 000 women die annually from pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Prompt delivery, preferably by the vaginal route, is vital for good maternal and neonatal outcomes. Two low-cost interventions-low-dose oral misoprostol tablets and transcervical Foley catheterisation-are already used in low-resource settings. We aimed to compare the relative risks and benefits of these interventions. METHODS: We undertook this multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial in two public hospitals in Nagpur, India...
June 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668208/10-workshops-on-immunology-of-preeclampsia
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Chaouat Gerard
For the 10th issue of the « island workshops », now the Reunion Workshops, organised by Pierre Yves Robillard since the first one in Tahiti challenging the "vascular disease only" theory of pre eclampsia and introducing the primipaternity concept, we examined the reasons for considering an Immunological approach to the disease. This (brief) overview thus examines several important topics in an Immunological framework. I have chosen to present here the evolution of the main themes rather than a purely chronological vision...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665831/an-unusual-medicolegal-case-of-32-year-old-mother-and-her-29-week-fetus-with-hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-and-low-platelet-count-syndrome-case-report-and-short-literature-review
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Michał Szeremeta, Petra Drobuliakova, Jerzy Przepieść, Janusz Załuski, Adam Sackiewicz, Anna Niemcunowicz-Janica
Forensic medicine experts are well aware of blunt abdominal trauma, which often lead to death because of serious internal organ injury with severe blood loss. Sometimes careful examination of such cases may reveal some other underlying conditions, such as an existing disease that had contributed to the death or life-threatening complications. Our article presents a rare case of spontaneous hepatic rupture and intraperitoneal hemorrhage in a 32-year-old primigravida and her 29-week fetus, which was a result of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663440/elabela-deficiency-promotes-preeclampsia-and-cardiovascular-malformations-in-mice
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Lena Ho, Marie Van Dijk, Sam Tan Jian Chye, Daniel M Messerschmidt, Serene C Chng, Sheena Ong, Ling Ka Yi, Souad Boussata, Grace Hui-Yi Goh, Gijs B Afink, Chin Yan Lim, N Ray Dunn, Davor Solter, Barbara B Knowles, Bruno Reversade
Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a gestational hypertensive syndrome affecting between 5 and 8% of all pregnancies. While PE is the leading cause of fetal and maternal morbidity/mortality, its molecular etiology is still unclear. Here, we show that ELABELA (ELA), an endogenous ligand of the apelin receptor (APLNR, or APJ), is a circulating hormone secreted by the placenta. Elabela but not Apelin knockout pregnant mice exhibit PE-like symptoms, including proteinuria and elevated blood pressure due to defective placental angiogenesis...
June 29, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663309/juvenile-onset-arthritis-and-pregnancy-outcome-a-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Katarina Remaeus, Kari Johansson, Johan Askling, Olof Stephansson
OBJECTIVES: Reports on pregnancy outcomes among women with juvenile onset arthritis (JIA) have been few and small. The aim of this study was to assess pregnancy outcomes in a large and contemporary cohort of women diagnosed with JIA. METHODS: In a nationwide Swedish population-based cohort study between 1992 and 2011, we identified 1807 births among women with JIA and 1 949 202 control births. Since JIA is a heterogenic condition, births to women with JIA was divided into JIA paediatric only (n=1169) and JIA persisting into adulthood (n=638)...
June 29, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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