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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201439/management-of-an-acute-ischemic-stroke-during-thrombolytic-treatment-in-a-pregnant-patient-with-prosthetic-valve-thrombosis
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Macit Kalçık, Mahmut Yesin, Emrah Bayam, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Ahmet Güner, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet Özkan
Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is a life-threatening complication in pregnant women with mechanical prosthetic heart valves. Thrombolytic therapy (TT) has evolved as an effective treatment alternative to surgery, which is associated with very high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity in these patients. Acute ischemic stroke may rarely occur during TT for PVT. Here, we present a pregnant patient who was complicated with cerebral thromboembolism during TT for PVT and successfully managed with continuation of TT...
September 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187935/-haemorrhagic-stroke-of-the-brainstem-secondary-to-postpartum-eclampsia-about-a-case-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Khadija Ennaqui, Assia Makayssi, Houssine Boufettal, Naima Samouh
Strokes are rare but severe accidents during pregnancy and post-partum period. They are responsible for high mortality and morbidity rates. Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and strokes are significantly related. Endothelial dysfunction, alteration of brain self-regulation and severe hypertension are, probably, the cause of many strokes in pregnant women and during postpartum period. We report a case of hemorrhagic stroke of the brainstem in a nonmonitored 21-year old patient at 38 weeks pregnant admitted with severe preeclampsia complicated by eclampsia and then by haemorrhagic stroke of the brainstem on the second post-operative day after cesarean section performed due to suspicion of retroplacental haematoma arisen since her admission...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153568/maternal-obesity-and-cardiac-development-in-the-offspring-study-in-human-neonates-and-minipigs
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Maria Angela Guzzardi, Tiziana Liistro, Luna Gargani, Lamia Ait Ali, Gennaro D'Angelo, Silvia Rocchiccioli, Federica La Rosa, Alessandra Kemeny, Elena Sanguinetti, Nadia Ucciferri, Mariarosaria De Simone, Antonietta Bartoli, Pierluigi Festa, Piero A Salvadori, Silvia Burchielli, Rosa Sicari, Patricia Iozzo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the consequences of maternal overweight on cardiac development in offspring in infants (short term) and minipigs (short and longer term). BACKGROUND: The epidemic of overweight involves pregnant women. The uterine environment affects organ development, modulating disease susceptibility. Offspring of obese mothers have higher rates of cardiovascular events and mortality. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in infants born to lean and overweight mothers at birth and at 3, 6, and 12 months of age...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124903/relationship-between-the-left-ventricular-size-and-the-amount-of-trabeculations
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Bruno Paun, Bart Bijnens, Constantine Butakoff
Contemporary imaging modalities offer non-invasive quantification of myocardial deformation; however, they make gross assumptions about internal structure of the cardiac walls. Our aim is to study the possible impact of the trabeculations on the stroke volume, strain and capacity of differently sized ventricles. The cardiac left ventricle is represented by an ellipsoid and the trabeculations by a tissue occupying a fixed volume. The ventricular contraction is modelled by scaling the ellipsoid whereupon the measurements of longitudinal strain, end-diastolic, end-systolic and stroke volume are derived and compared...
November 9, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120921/pregnancy-and-ischemic-stroke-a-practical-guide-to-management
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Mayte E van Alebeek, Roel de Heus, Anil M Tuladhar, Frank-Erik de Leeuw
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ischemic stroke during pregnancy or the puerperium is a devastating disease during a crucial period in life and warrants a specific approach. To date, current practice is mainly based on expert opinion because of a lack of randomized controlled trials and high-quality observational studies. The present review is intended as a practical guide to (acute) management of ischemic stroke during pregnancy and puerperium. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent findings showed that the incidence of stroke during pregnancy is rising...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111146/medical-contraindications-to-estrogen-and-contraceptive-use-among-women-veterans
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Colleen P Judge, Xinhua Zhao, Florentina E Sileanu, Maria K Mor, Sonya Borrero
BACKGROUND: Women veterans have high rates of medical comorbidities and may be particularly vulnerable to adverse health outcomes associated with unintended pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of medical contraindications to estrogen-containing combined hormonal contraception among women veterans of reproductive age and to evaluate the relationship between contraindications and contraceptive use. STUDY DESIGN: This was a secondary analysis of data from a cross-sectional, telephone-based survey with a national sample of 2302 female veterans, aged 18-45 years, who use the Veterans Administration Healthcare System for primary care...
October 27, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089251/longitudinal-study-to-assess-changes-in-arterial-stiffness-and-cardiac-output-parameters-among-low-risk-pregnant-women
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Mohamed Waseem Osman, Mintu Nath, Asma Khalil, David R Webb, Thompson G Robinson, Hatem A Mousa
AIM: A single-centre, prospective longitudinal study to assess changes in maternal arterial stiffness and cardiac output parameters among low-risk healthy pregnant women. METHODOLOGY: Thirty low-risk, healthy, pregnant women attending their routine antenatal dating ultrasound scan were recruited. Non-invasive assessment of arterial stiffness and cardiac output was undertaken at five gestational windows from 11 to 40 weeks of pregnancy. Data were analysed using a linear mixed model incorporating time and other relevant predictors as fixed effects, and patient as a random effect...
October 16, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066439/pulmonary-hypertension-and-pregnancy-outcomes-insights-from-the-national-inpatient-sample
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Erin Thomas, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Fabio V Lima, Kathleen Stergiopoulos
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are at risk for adverse cardiac outcomes, particularly at the time of labor and delivery. The purpose of this study is to define the impact of PH on pregnancy outcomes and the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). METHODS AND RESULTS: The National Inpatient Sample was screened for hospital admissions of women delivering during the years 2003 to 2012. The primary outcome was MACE, a composite of death, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, arrhythmia, stroke, and embolic event...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926807/ambient-temperature-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-at-labor-and-delivery-a-case-crossover-study
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Sandie Ha, Kelly Nguyen, Danping Liu, Tuija Männistö, Carrie Nobles, Seth Sherman, Pauline Mendola
BACKGROUND: Extreme ambient temperatures are linked to cardiac events in the general population, but this relationship is unclear among pregnant women. We estimated the associations and attributable risk between ambient temperature and the risk of cardiovascular event at labor/delivery, and investigated whether these associations vary by maternal race/ethnicity. METHODS: We identified 680 women with singleton deliveries affected by cardiovascular events across 12 US sites (2002-2008)...
November 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803230/revised-reference-values-for-potassium-intake
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Daniela Strohm, Sabine Ellinger, Eva Leschik-Bonnet, Friederike Maretzke, Helmut Heseker
BACKGROUND: The nutrition societies of Germany, Austria and Switzerland have revised the reference values for potassium intake in January 2017. METHODS: For adults, the estimated value was based on the 24-h urinary potassium excretion and on preventive considerations regarding hypertension and stroke. The estimated values for children and adolescents were extrapolated from the adult estimated value considering differences in body mass. For infants aged 0 to under 4 months, the estimated value was set based on the potassium intake via breast milk...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753499/non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-nicom%C3%A2-can-predict-the-evolution-of-uteroplacental-disease-results-of-the-prospective-handle-study
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Cathy Monteith, Lisa McSweeney, Colm R Breatnach, Anne Doherty, Lucy Shirren, Elizabeth C Tully, Patrick Dicker, Fergal D Malone, Afif El-Khuffash, Etaoin Kent
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to firstly identify the different haemodynamic profiles amongst nulliparous women who develop either gestational hypertension (GH), pre-eclampsia (PE), normotensive fetal growth restriction (FGR) versus unaffected pregnancies using non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM®). Our second primary objective was to assess the ability of NICOM® derived variables to predict the evolution of PE, GH and FGR. STUDY DESIGN: Low risk nulliparous women were enrolled in a single center prospective observational study...
September 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733057/clinical-validation-of-non-invasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-in-healthy-pregnant-women
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Kelsey McLaughlin, Stephen P Wright, John C P Kingdom, John D Parker
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring has the potential to be a valuable clinical tool for the screening and management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The objective of this study was to validate the clinical utility of the non-invasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM) system in pregnant women. METHODS: Twenty healthy pregnant women with a singleton pregnancy at 22 to 26 weeks' gestation were enrolled in this study. Measures of heart rate, stroke volume, and cardiac output were obtained through NICOM and compared with Doppler echocardiography...
November 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719470/diurnal-variation-and-repeatability-of-arterial-stiffness-and-cardiac-output-measurements-in-the-third-trimester-of-uncomplicated-pregnancy
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Mohamed W Osman, Francesca Leone, Mintu Nath, Asma Khalil, David R Webb, Thompson G Robinson, Hatem A Mousa
AIM: To investigate same day repeated measures and diurnal variation of arterial stiffness, cardiac output (CO), stroke volume (SV) and total peripheral resistance (TPR) during the third trimester of normal pregnancy. METHODOLOGY: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx) were recorded using the Arteriograph, while CO, SV and TPR were recorded using noninvasive cardiac output monitoring. The measurements were obtained in the third trimester of pregnancy from 21 healthy pregnant women at four time points (morning, afternoon, evening and midnight) over a 24-h period...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665365/-difficulties-in-the-diagnosis-of-stroke-in-pregnant-women
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E V Eliseev, D A Doroshenko, O V Averkov, O V Konysheva, P R Kamchatnov, A R Zubarev
AIM: To study the features of the clinical picture of stroke and results of laboratory/instrumental study in pregnant women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study included 44 women at different periods of gestation (mean age 33.4±9.7 years) with clinical symptoms of stroke hospitalized within 4-11h after stroke. Neuroimaging, clinical/instrumental and laboratory examinations were carried out in the first 40 min after admission. RESULTS: A routine screening examination during the management of pregnancy in women's consultation clinics does not always reduce the risk of life threatening events...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659510/swedish-massage-a-systematic-review-of-its-physical-and-psychological-benefits
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Débora M Barreto, Marcus V A Batista
Context • Swedish massage is the systematic application of manual pressure and the movement of soft tissue, with rhythmical pressure and stroking to obtain or maintain health. Studies have revealed its many benefits. Objective • The aim of the current study was to determine the results of past studies that evaluated the benefits of Swedish massage for various populations and to highlight its relevance as an alternative medical practice in health promotion and disease prevention. Methods • The research team performed a review of the literature using the key terms massage, relaxation, and benefits of massage...
April 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646558/neurology-concepts-young-women-and-ischemic-stroke-evaluation-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
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Bernard P Chang, Charles Wira, Joseph Miller, Murtaza Akhter, Bradley E Barth, Joshua Willey, Lauren Nentwich, Tracy Madsen
OBJECTIVE: Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. While the incidence of ischemic stroke is highest in older populations, incidence of ischemic stroke in adults has been rising particularly rapidly among young (e.g., premenopausal) women. The evaluation and timely diagnosis of ischemic stroke in young women presents a challenging situation in the emergency department, due to a range of sex-specific risk factors and to broad differentials. The goals of this concepts paper are to summarize existing knowledge regarding the evaluation and management of young women with ischemic stroke in the acute setting...
June 24, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605006/treating-periodontal-disease-for-preventing-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-pregnant-women
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REVIEW
Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Philippa Middleton, Marco Esposito, Anne-Marie Glenny
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease has been linked with a number of conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and adverse pregnancy outcomes, all likely through systemic inflammatory pathways. It is common in women of reproductive age and gum conditions tend to worsen during pregnancy. Some evidence from observational studies suggests that periodontal intervention may reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes. There is need for a comprehensive Cochrane review of randomised trials to assess the effect of periodontal treatment on perinatal and maternal health...
June 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603431/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-and-pregnancy-potential-adverse-events-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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REVIEW
Omar Bari, Philip R Cohen
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant condition with a prevalence of ~1 in 5,000 individuals. The pathophysiology of this condition centers on the lack of capillary beds between arterioles and venules, leading to direct contact between these vessels. This results in telangiectases on characteristic locations such as the face, fingers, mouth, and nasal mucosa. Visceral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are also observed in many patients, and these are most commonly seen in the brain, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522352/immune-plasma-for-the-treatment-of-severe-influenza-an-open-label-multicentre-phase-2-randomised-study
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John H Beigel, Pablo Tebas, Marie-Carmelle Elie-Turenne, Ednan Bajwa, Todd E Bell, Charles B Cairns, Shmuel Shoham, Jaime G Deville, Eric Feucht, Judith Feinberg, Thomas Luke, Kanakatte Raviprakash, Janine Danko, Dorothy O'Neil, Julia A Metcalf, Karen King, Timothy H Burgess, Evgenia Aga, H Clifford Lane, Michael D Hughes, Richard T Davey
BACKGROUND: Influenza causes substantial morbidity and mortality despite available treatments. Anecdotal reports suggest that plasma with high antibody titres to influenza might be of benefit in the treatment of severe influenza. METHODS: In this randomised, open-label, multicentre, phase 2 trial, 29 academic medical centres in the USA assessed the safety and efficacy of anti-influenza plasma with haemagglutination inhibition antibody titres of 1:80 or more to the infecting strain...
June 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461601/angiogenic-markers-and-cardiovascular-indices-in-the-prediction-of-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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Stefan Verlohren, Frank H Perschel, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Lisa Antonia Dröge, Wolfgang Henrich, Andreas Busjahn, Asma Khalil
Angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors have proven to be an accurate predictive means of preeclampsia. Echocardiographic studies have shown that women with preeclampsia exhibit significant cardiovascular strain, especially early-onset preeclampsia. The aim of this study is to determine preeclampsia risk with soluble fms-like tyrosin kinase 1/placental growth factor ratio, serum NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide), and biophysical markers of cardiovascular function in a prospective case-control study...
June 2017: Hypertension
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