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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436940/disruption-of-spatiotemporal-hypoxic-signaling-causes-congenital-heart-disease-in-mice
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Xuejun Yuan, Hui Qi, Xiang Li, Fan Wu, Jian Fang, Eva Bober, Gergana Dobreva, Yonggang Zhou, Thomas Braun
Congenital heart disease (CHD) represents the most prevalent inborn anomaly. Only a minority of CHD cases are attributed to genetic causes, suggesting a major role of environmental factors. Nonphysiological hypoxia during early pregnancy induces CHD, but the underlying reasons are unknown. Here, we have demonstrated that cells in the mouse heart tube are hypoxic, while cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) expressing islet 1 (ISL1) in the secondary heart field (SHF) are normoxic. In ISL1+ CPCs, induction of hypoxic responses caused CHD by repressing Isl1 and activating NK2 homeobox 5 (Nkx2...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435130/intramyometrial-injection-of-vasopressin-a-novel-method-for-hemostasis-at-laparoscopic-management-of-cornual-ectopic
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Ramesh Bettaiah, Shwetha Sudhakar Kamath
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Injection of vasopressin into the uterus , significantly reduces the vascularity of the cornual ectopic, thereby resulting in bloodless surgery. DESIGN: A step by step demonstration of the surgical procedure. Canadian task force classification III SETTING: while all ectopics are associated with risk of hemorrhage, cornual pregnancies are feared for catastrophic hemorrhage and uncontrollable bleeding. The maternal mortality rate can be as high as 2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433735/outpatient-endometrial-aspiration-an-alternative-to-methotrexate-for-pregnancy-of-unknown-location
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Iris G Insogna, Leslie V Farland, Stacey A Missmer, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Paula C Brady
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of an endometrial sampling protocol for the diagnosis of pregnancies of unknown location following in vitro fertilization. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of 14,505 autologous fresh and frozen in vitro fertilization cycles from 10/2007 to 9/2015 was performed; 110 patients were diagnosed with pregnancy of unknown location, defined as a positive human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) without ultrasound evidence of intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy, and an abnormal hCG trend (<53% rise or <15% fall in two days)...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433367/abnormal-implantation-after-fresh-and-frozen-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-cycles
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Erica T Wang, Anupama S Q Kathiresan, Catherine Bresee, Naomi Greene, Carolyn Alexander, Margareta D Pisarska
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fresh embryo transfers are at a higher risk of abnormal implantation compared with frozen embryo transfers while accounting for the embryo stage at transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): We used data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies to identify all fresh and frozen autologous IVF cycles from 2004-2013 resulting in a positive pregnancy test...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422984/the-impact-of-atosiban-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer-a-meta-analysis
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Qian-Yi Huang, Min-Hua Rong, Ai-Hua Lan, Xiao-Miao Lin, Xing-Gu Lin, Rong-Quan He, Gang Chen, Mu-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Atosiban is administered to women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) to improve pregnancy outcomes. However, the results of this treatment were controversial. We conducted this meta-analysis to investigate whether atosiban improves pregnancy outcomes in the women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Databases of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, China BioMedicine, and Google Scholar were systematically searched. Meta-analyses were performed to investigate whether atosiban improves pregnancy outcomes in the women undergoing IVF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422362/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-intramural-pregnancy
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Na-Na Liu, Xue-Song Han, Xi-Juan Guo, Li-Tao Sun, Xian-Chao Kong
Intramural pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy, where the gestational sac is implanted inside the myometrium instead of the endometrial and fallopian tubes. Preoperative diagnosis remains very difficult. Ultrasonic findings vary according to the anatomical location or duration of pregnancy. In this study, we summarized the ultrasonic characteristics of intramural pregnancy by assessing three cases. We also propose a set of ultrasonic characteristics to facilitate differential diagnosis between intramural pregnancy and other types of ectopic pregnancy...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420519/simultaneous-cul-de-sac-and-tubal-pregnancy-following-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization
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Cheng-En Hsieh, Yuh-Ming Hwu, Sheng-Hsiang Li, Robert Kuo-Kuang Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to share a valuable experience of heterotopic pregnancy following in vitro fertilization. CASE REPORT: A 37-year-old, gravida 3, para 2 (cesarean section 2 times), woman underwent in vitro fertilization with three embryos transferred. On Day 23 after the embryo transfer, right tubal pregnancy with a 0.7-cm gestational sac was found by ultrasound, and her serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin level was 81,388 mIU/mL. She underwent a laparotomy with right salpingectomy...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420496/the-value-of-hysteroscopic-management-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-a-report-of-44-cases
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Ying Pan, Mu-Biao Liu
OBJECTIVE: With the incidence of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) rising, the reports of serious adverse outcomes of it have increased gradually. The management of CSP remains an inadequately explored clinical field, and there is no consensus on it presently. The present study was performed to investigate the efficacy and safety of operative hysteroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of CSP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients with CSP underwent operative hysteroscopy for removal of scar ectopic pregnancy in our institution...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416938/combined-systemic-and-hysteroscopic-intra-amniotic-injection-of-methotrexate-associated-with-hysteroscopic-resection-for-cervical-pregnancy-a-cutting-edge-approach-for-an-uncommon-condition
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Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Mariana da Cunha Vieira, Antonio Simone Laganà, Benito Chiofalo, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Mariamaddalena Scala, Marianna De Falco, Carmine Nappi, Ursula Catena, Giuseppe Bifulco
This case report of a 36-year-old woman with a diagnosis of cervical pregnancy describes a novel approach to this rare form of ectopic pregnancy, which was successfully treated with systemic and local methotrexate (MTX) therapy combined with hysteroscopic resection. After local and systemic administration of MTX, the patient underwent hysteroscopic resection of the cervical pregnancy using a 27 bipolar resectoscope with a 4-mm loop. The cervical pregnancy was completely treated, and satisfactory hemostasis was achieved with electrocoagulation...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411623/hemoptysis-as-primary-manifestation-in-three-women-with-choriocarcinoma-with-pulmonary-metastasis-a-case-series
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Wenping Zhang, Bao Liu, Jizhen Wu, Beibei Sun
BACKGROUND: Gestational choriocarcinoma is the most common gestational trophoblastic neoplasia; it is often secondary to hydatidiform mole, as well as to abortion, ectopic pregnancy, premature delivery, or term delivery. Approximately 60% of patients with choriocarcinoma develop pulmonary metastases, but for patients with a respiratory condition, choriocarcinoma with lung metastasis is a relatively rare lung cancer diagnosis. Three cases of choriocarcinoma with pulmonary metastasis who had the primary symptom of hemoptysis are described...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402956/elevated-dietary-magnesium-during-pregnancy-and-postnatal-life-prevents-ectopic-mineralization-in-enpp1asj-mice-a-model-for-generalized-arterial-calcification-of-infancy
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Joshua Kingman, Jouni Uitto, Qiaoli Li
Generalized arterial calcification of infancy (GACI) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the ENPP1 gene. It is characterized by mineralization of the arterial blood vessels, often diagnosed prenatally, and associated with death in early childhood. There is no effective treatment for this devastating disorder. We previously characterized the Enpp1asjmutant mouse as a model of GACI, and we have now explored the effect of elevated dietary magnesium (five-fold) in pregnant mothers and continuing for the first 14 weeks of postnatal life...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402260/dna-plasmid-vaccine-carrying-chlamydia-trachomatis-ct-major-outer-membrane-and-human-papillomavirus-16l2-proteins-for-anti-ct-infection
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Ledan Wang, Yiqi Cai, Yirong Xiong, Wangqi Du, Danwei Cen, Chanqiong Zhang, Yiling Song, Shanli Zhu, Xiangyang Xue, Lifang Zhang
Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) is one of the most frequently encountered sexual infection all over the world, yielding tremendous reproductive problems (e.g. infertility and ectopic pregnancy) in the women. This work described the design of a plasmid vaccine that protect mice from Ct infection, and reduce productive tract damage by generating effective antibody and cytotoxic T cell immunity. The vaccine, s was composed of MOMP multi-epitope and HPV16L2 genes carried in pcDNA plasmid (i.e. pcDNA3.1/MOMP/HPV16L)...
March 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399813/the-netherlands-chlamydia-cohort-study-neccst-protocol-to-assess-the-risk-of-late-complications-following-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-women
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B M Hoenderboom, A A M van Oeffelen, B H B van Benthem, J E A M van Bergen, N H T M Dukers-Muijrers, H M Götz, C J P A Hoebe, A A Hogewoning, F R M van der Klis, D van Baarle, J A Land, M A B van der Sande, M G van Veen, F de Vries, S A Morré, I V F van den Broek
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) among young women, can result in serious sequelae. Although the course of infection is often asymptomatic, CT may cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), leading to severe complications, such as prolonged time to pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, and tubal factor subfertility. The risk of and risk factors for complications following CT-infection have not been assessed in a long-term prospective cohort study, the preferred design to define infections and complications adequately...
April 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396687/successful-treatment-of-caesarean-scar-pregnancies-by-local-treatment-only
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Shinji Tanigaki, Chie Nagata, Kazunori Ueno, Nobuaki Ozawa, Shinichi Nagaoka, Kei Tanaka, Haruhiko Sago, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
Background. Caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare ectopic pregnancy associated with life-threatening complications. To date, no therapeutic protocols have been established. Sono-guided local methotrexate (MTX) injection is a relatively easy and low-invasive treatment. Additional systemic MTX is sometimes needed for CSP cases, especially when β-subunit human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) levels are >20,000 mIU/ml at diagnosis. We report on six cases of CSP treated with local MTX injection, five of which received combined local treatment...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388882/an-abdominal-ectopic-pregnancy-following-a-frozen-thawed-art-cycle-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Atsushi Yanaihara, Shirei Ohgi, Kenichirou Motomura, Yuko Hagiwara, Tae Mogami, Keisuke Saito, Takumi Yanaihara
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) occurs in 1% of pregnancies and is reported to be more common in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) pregnancies. An abdominal ectopic pregnancy (AEP) is a rare form of EP, and there are few reports of an AEP after IVF/ICSI. In this case report, a rare case of AEP after frozen-thawed cycle of ICSI is presented. CASE PRESENTATION: After a frozen-thawed cycle of ICSI, the beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) level at 4 weeks 0 days of gestation was 3...
April 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385588/outcomes-of-elective-outpatient-hysteroscopic-sterilization-in-undocumented-women-a-retrospective-analysis
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Patsy J McGuire, Jennifer Butler, Christina Gavito, Jeanelle Sheeder, Kristina Tocce
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of hysteroscopic sterilization in low-income and unauthorized immigrant women when financial barriers to care are removed. METHODS: Outpatient hysteroscopic sterilization for low-income women at an urban clinic was made possible by grant funding. All procedures were performed by obstetrician/gynecologist attending physicians or supervised trainees. Electronic records were reviewed for cases performed from June 2010 to December 11, 2013...
April 3, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385371/wandering-spleen-an-overview
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David C Reisner, Constantine M Burgan
An ectopic (or "wandering") spleen results from abnormal ligamentous laxity failing to fixate the spleen in its normal location in the left upper quadrant. Ligamentous laxity can be acquired due to conditions, such as splenomegaly or pregnancy, but is often congenital. Because of this laxity, there is an elongated vascular pedicle, which is prone to torsion and resultant splenic infarction. These patients generally present with abdominal pain and other nonspecific symptoms making the diagnosis very difficult to make clinically...
February 16, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367172/evaluation-of-clinical-effect-of-transabdominal-sonography-and-transvaginal-sonography-in-early-diagnosis-of-ectopic-gestation
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Yinghui Li, Tao Feng, Jiandong Sun
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the application of transabdominal sonography and transvaginal sonography in early diagnosis of pregnancy and to provide a reference for the selection of diagnosis methods in clinic. METHODS: One hundred and eighty patients who were admitted into the hospital from February 2013 to February 2014, received clinical diagnosis and were confirmed as ectopic gestation by surgery were selected as research objects. They were examined by transabdominal sonography, transvaginal sonography, and transabdominal sonography in combination with transvaginal sonography respectively...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367164/single-dose-methotrexate-for-the-treatment-of-ectopic-pregnancy-our-experience-from-2010-to-2015
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Emre Erdem Tas, Gulin Feykan Yegin Akcay, Ayse Filiz Avsar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the success of systemic single-dose methotrexate (MTX) treatment in patients with ectopic pregnancy (EP) and to investigate factors related to treatment success. METHODS: This retrospective study had been performed in Yildirim Beyazit University between January 2010 and December 2015. Demographic and clinical characteristics, ultrasonografic findings, pretreatment serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) and progesterone levels of 58 patients with EP were retrieved from hospital records retrospectively...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357377/chlamydia-trachomatis-genital-infections
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REVIEW
Catherine M O'Connell, Morgan E Ferone
Etiology, transmission and protection: Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) globally. However, C. trachomatis also causes trachoma in endemic areas, mostly Africa and the Middle East, and is a leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Epidemiology, incidence and prevalence: The World Health Organization estimates 131 million new cases of C. trachomatis genital infection occur annually. Globally, infection is most prevalent in young women and men (14-25 years), likely driven by asymptomatic infection, inadequate partner treatment and delayed development of protective immunity...
September 5, 2016: Microbial Cell
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