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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136611/gut-microbiota-in-health-and-disease
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Yuichiro Yamashiro
Intestinal regulatory T (Treg) cells are critical to maintaining immune tolerance to dietary antigens and gut microbiota. This paper reviews several papers on this topic that were recently published by Japanese researchers. Specifically, Prof. K. Honda and his group have found that commensal microbiota capable of metabolizing butyrate induces the differentiation of colonic Treg cells. In a separate work, Prof. Y. Yokoyama and his group used a novel, culture-independent analytical method (the Yakult Intestinal Flora-Scan) for detection of bacteria in the bloodstream...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116535/prevalence-of-asthma-and-associated-factors-among-male-late-adolescents-in-tabriz-iran
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Mohammad Ghanbari Ghozikali, Khalil Ansarin, Kazem Naddafi, Ramin Nabizadeh Nodehi, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand, Masud Yunesian
Asthma is an important chronic disease all over the world. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asthma in a population of male late adolescents and its association with some contributing risk factors in northwest of Iran. This cross-sectional study was carried out in selected high schools of Tabriz, Iran, in 2016. The asthma prevalence and patient background information were examined using a questionnaire that prepared by the ISAAC. One hundred forty-two out of 1134 subjects (12.4%) identified to have asthma, 23...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092961/maternal-olmesartan-exposure-causing-neonatal-failure
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Antonio Pérez-Iranzo, Ana Nos Ferreres, Aranzazu Jarque Bou
Although angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are contraindicated during pregnancy, new cases are currently being reported.A 32-week preterm neonate was admitted after C-section due to maternal oligohydramnios. He presented with Potter phenotype, pulmonary hypoplasia with pneumothorax, systemic hypotension and anuria. He required chest drain insertion and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), volume expansion plus inotropic support with persistent renal failure. Mother confirmed olmesartan intake during entire pregnancy...
November 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091144/analysis-of-colostrum-iga-against-bacteria-involved-in-neonatal-infections
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Elizabeth Moreira Dias, Denise Bertulucci Rocha Rodrigues, Vinícius Rangel Geraldo-Martins, Ruchele Dias Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: To describe e compare the specificity of IgA antibodies against bacteria extract of Klebsiella pneumoniae , Staphylococcus aureus , Escherichia coli , and Salmonella enteritidis . METHODS: Colostrum samples were aseptically collected in the first 12 hours after C-section delivery. The specificity of IgA against bacteria extracts was analyzed by the Western blot. RESULTS: The findings showed proteins of high molecular weight frequently detectable in the samples...
July 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082306/skin-to-skin-contact-in-cesarean-birth-and-duration-of-breastfeeding-a-cohort-study
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Andrea Guala, Luigina Boscardini, Raffaella Visentin, Paola Angellotti, Laura Grugni, Michelangelo Barbaglia, Elise Chapin, Eleonora Castelli, Enrico Finale
Early skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after birth is a physiological practice that is internationally recommended and has well-documented importance for the baby and for the mother. This study aims to examine SSC with a cohort of mothers or fathers in the operating room after a Cesarean section (C-section) and its relationship with duration of breastfeeding. From January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012, at the Castelli Hospital in Verbania, Italy, a Baby Friendly designated hospital, 252 consecutive women who had a C-section were enrolled in the study and followed for 6 months...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066809/obstetric-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-and-without-depression-population-based-comparison
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Hui-Chun Huang, Fung-Chang Sung, Pei-Chun Chen, Cherry Yin-Yi Chang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Huei-Sheng Shiue, Jian-Pei Huang, Tsai-Chung Li, Ya-Ling Tzeng, Shu-I Wu
This study used insurance claims data to evaluate obstetric outcomes in pregnant women with and without depression because population study for Asian women on the issue is limited. We identified 5,064 women with depression at pregnancy in 2005-2013, and 20,024 pregnant women without depression, frequency matched by age, pregnant year and parity. Obstetric events during pregnancy and deliveries were evaluated. The depression group had more events than comparisons for hyperemesis (39.3 vs. 35.5%), abortion (3...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051157/acupuncture-does-not-reduce-c-section-rate-but-may-improve-cervical-maturity-review-finds
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Jacqui Wise
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040316/rising-trends-and-inequalities-in-cesarean-section-rates-in-pakistan-evidence-from-pakistan-demographic-and-health-surveys-1990-2013
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Sarwat Mumtaz, Jinwook Bahk, Young-Ho Khang
Despite global efforts to improve maternal health, many developing countries including Pakistan have failed to achieve the target of a 75% reduction in maternal deaths by 2015. Addressing socioeconomic inequalities in access to emergency obstetric care is crucial for reducing the maternal mortality rate. This study was done to examine the time trends and socioeconomic inequalities in the utilization of cesarean section (C-section) in Pakistan during 1990-2013. We used data from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys (PDHS) conducted during 1990 to 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032281/differences-in-mother-to-infant-bonding-according-to-type-of-c-section-elective-versus-unplanned
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María Azul Forti-Buratti, Inmaculada Palanca-Maresca, Lourdes Fajardo-Simón, Ibone Olza-Fernández, María Fe Bravo-Ortiz, Miguel Ángel Marín-Gabriel
Aim To compare the mother-to-infant bond of mothers who gave birth by elective C-section versus urgent C-section in the first 48-72h of life and 10-12weeks after delivery. METHODS: This is a cohort prospective study of women giving birth by C-section. 48-72h after delivery, sociodemographic variables were collected, Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale and newborn's response to separation test were performed. 10-12weeks after delivery Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale and questions about baby's feeding were completed...
October 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028158/effects-of-intratracheal-budesonide-during-early-postnatal-life-on-lung-maturity-of-premature-fetal-rabbits
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Ling Li, Chen Yang, Xiuliang Feng, Yongping Du, Zhihong Zhang, Yueping Zhang
AIM: This study aimed to study the effects of intratracheal instillation of budesonide on lung maturity of premature fetal rabbits. The developmental pattern of pulmonary alveoli in rabbits is similar to that in humans. METHOD: Fetal rabbits were taken out from female rabbits on the 28th day of pregnancy (full term = 31 days) by cesarean section (c-section). The fetal rabbits were divided into four groups: control (normal saline, NS), budesonide (budesonide, BUD), calf pulmonary surfactant for injection (pulmonary surfactant, PS), and calf pulmonary surfactant + budesonide for injection (pulmonary surfactant + budesonide, PS + BUD)...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026883/increased-weight-gain-by-c-section-functional-significance-of-the-primordial-microbiome
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Keith A Martinez, Joseph C Devlin, Corey R Lacher, Yue Yin, Yi Cai, Jincheng Wang, Maria G Dominguez-Bello
Epidemiological evidence supports a direct association between early microbiota impact-including C-section-and obesity. We performed antibiotic-free, fostered C-sections and determined the impact on the early microbiota and body weight during development. Mice in the C-section group gained more body mass after weaning, with a stronger phenotype in females. C-section-born mice lacked the dynamic developmental gut microbiota changes observed in control mice. The results demonstrate a causal relationship between C-section and increased body weight, supporting the involvement of maternal vaginal bacteria in normal metabolic development...
October 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990811/evaluation-of-hospitalization-costs-and-associated-factors-among-maternity-stays-involving-low-risk-and-moderate-to-high-risk-childbirths-in-the-united-states
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Amy Law, Justin Yu, Wenlong Lin, Richard Lynen, Jay Lin
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the costs of childbirth and to identify factors associated with such hospital costs for low- and moderate/high-risk childbirth groups. METHODS: All hospitalizations for childbirth between 2010-2014 in the Premier Perspective Hospital Database were identified. Risk category for each birth was defined by the age of the subject and/or presence of specific maternal comorbidities and obstetric risk factors. Hospital childbirth costs were determined and stratified by risk groups...
October 9, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988290/early-microbiota-antibiotics-and-health
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REVIEW
Alicja M Nogacka, Nuria Salazar, Silvia Arboleya, Marta Suárez, Nuria Fernández, Gonzalo Solís, Clara G de Los Reyes-Gavilán, Miguel Gueimonde
The colonization of the neonatal digestive tract provides a microbial stimulus required for an adequate maturation towards the physiological homeostasis of the host. This colonization, which is affected by several factors, begins with facultative anaerobes and continues with anaerobic genera. Accumulating evidence underlines the key role of the early neonatal period for this microbiota-induced maturation, being a key determinant factor for later health. Therefore, understanding the factors that determine the establishment of the microbiota in the infant is of critical importance...
October 7, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973120/costing-essential-services-package-provided-by-a-non-governmental-organization-network-in-bangladesh
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Wu Zeng, Yara A Halasa, Marion Cros, Halida Akhter, Allyala Krishna Nandakumar, Donald S Shepard
The health profile of Bangladesh has improved remarkably, yet gaps in delivering quality health care remain. In response to the need for evidence to quantify resources for providing health services in Bangladesh, this study estimates unit costs of providing the essential services package (ESP) in the not-for-profit sector. This study used a stratified sampling approach to select 18 static clinics, which had fixed facilities, from 330 non-profit clinics under Smiling Sun network in Bangladesh. Costs were estimated from the providers' perspective, using both top-down and bottom-up methods, from July 2014 to June 2015...
December 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953290/rural-curricular-guidelines-based-on-practice-scope-of-recent-residency-graduates-practicing-in-small-communities
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Joe M Skariah, Carl Rasmussen, Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, Patricia A Carney, Eve Dexter, Elaine Waller, M Patrice Eiff
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal curriculum for training family physicians for rural practice within a traditional urban-based residency is not defined. We used the scope of practice among recent family medicine graduates of residencies associated with Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4), practicing in small communities, to identify rural curriculum components. METHODS: We surveyed graduates 18 months after residency between 2007 and 2014. The survey measured self-reported practice characteristics, including community size, and scope of practice...
September 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942446/status-of-vitamin-a-and-related-compounds-and-clinical-outcomes-in-maternal-infant-pairs-in-the-midwestern-united-states
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Corrine Hanson, Marina Schumacher, Elizabeth Lyden, Jeremy Furtado, Matthew Van Ormer, Elizabeth McGinn, Katherine Rilett, Caleb Cave, Rebecca Johnson, Kara Weishaar, Ann Anderson-Berry
BACKGROUND: Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for pregnant women, and other vitamin A-related compounds, including lutein and lycopene, have been associated with maternal-infant outcomes. The objective of this study was to quantify the status of vitamin A and related compounds in maternal-infant pairs at the time of delivery, and to determine its impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS: Maternal and cord blood samples were collected in 189 mother-infant pairs. Concentrations of lutein + zeaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, carotenes, and retinol were measured using high-performance liquid chromatography...
September 22, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940919/do-public-hospitals-respond-to-changes-in-drg-price-regulation-the-case-of-birth-deliveries-in-the-italian-nhs
#17
Marina Di Giacomo, Massimiliano Piacenza, Luigi Siciliani, Gilberto Turati
We study how changes in Diagnosis-Related Group price regulation affect hospital behaviour in quasi-markets with exclusive provision by public hospitals. Exploiting a quasi-natural experiment, we use a difference-in-differences approach to test whether public hospitals respond to an exogenous change in Diagnosis-Related Group tariffs by increasing C-section rates and/or by upcoding. Controlling for a detailed set of mother characteristics, we find that price changes did not affect the probability of a C-section...
September 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936698/recommendations-for-mechanical-ventilation-of-critically-ill-children-from-the-paediatric-mechanical-ventilation-consensus-conference-pemvecc
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Martin C J Kneyber, Daniele de Luca, Edoardo Calderini, Pierre-Henri Jarreau, Etienne Javouhey, Jesus Lopez-Herce, Jürg Hammer, Duncan Macrae, Dick G Markhorst, Alberto Medina, Marti Pons-Odena, Fabrizio Racca, Gerhard Wolf, Paolo Biban, Joe Brierley, Peter C Rimensberger
PURPOSE: Much of the common practice in paediatric mechanical ventilation is based on personal experiences and what paediatric critical care practitioners have adopted from adult and neonatal experience. This presents a barrier to planning and interpretation of clinical trials on the use of specific and targeted interventions. We aim to establish a European consensus guideline on mechanical ventilation of critically children. METHODS: The European Society for Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care initiated a consensus conference of international European experts in paediatric mechanical ventilation to provide recommendations using the Research and Development/University of California, Los Angeles, appropriateness method...
September 22, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934940/human-development-index-hdi-of-the-maternal-country-of-origin-as-a-predictor-of-perinatal-outcomes-a-longitudinal-study-conducted-in-spain
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S Garcia-Tizon Larroca, J Arevalo-Serrano, A Duran Vila, M P Pintado Recarte, I Cueto Hernandez, A Solis Pierna, S Lizarraga Bonelli, J De Leon-Luis
BACKGROUND: In an era of worldwide population displacement, recent studies have identified strong associations between social situations and perinatal outcomes among immigrants. Little is known about the effect of maternal social background on pregnancy outcomes. The Human Development Index (HDI) assesses the following dimensions of human development: life expectancy, education level and income. The objective of our study was to determine if maternal HDI may be used to identify women at increased odds of poor pregnancy outcomes...
September 21, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929093/the-elevated-rate-of-cesarean-section-and-its-contribution-to-non-communicable-chronic-diseases-in-latin-america-the-growing-involvement-of-the-microbiota
#20
REVIEW
Fabien Magne, Alexa Puchi Silva, Bielka Carvajal, Martin Gotteland
The current recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding cesarean section (C-section) is that this clinical practice should be carried out only under specific conditions, when the health or life of the mother/newborn dyad is threatened, and that its use should not exceed 10-15% of the total deliveries. However, over the last few decades, the frequency of C-section delivery in medium- and high-income countries has rapidly increased worldwide. This review describes the evolution of this procedure in Latin American countries, showing that today more than half of newborns in the region are delivered by C-section...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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