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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813702/tocolysis-for-in-utero-surgery-atosiban-performs-distinctly-better-than-magnesium-sulfate
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Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Franziska Krähenmann, Margret Hüsler, Martin Meuli, Ueli Moehrlen, Lucca Mazzone, Peter Biro, Roland Zimmermann
INTRODUCTION: To compare tocolysis with magnesium sulfate versus atosiban regarding the occurrence of short-term preterm labor and maternal side effects during and after open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective nonrandomized cohort study was performed including 30 fetal MMC cases. The first 15 cases (group 1) received magnesium sulfate according to the MOMS protocol. In the following 15 cases (group 2), magnesium sulfate was substituted by atosiban...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813701/uterine-cervical-length-measurement-to-reduce-length-of-stay-in-patients-admitted-for-threatened-preterm-labor-a-randomized-trial
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Montse Palacio, Javier Caradeux, Miriam Sánchez, Teresa Cobo, Francesc Figueras, Oriol Coll, Eduard Gratacós, Vicenç Cararach
OBJECTIVE: To study whether knowledge of cervical length (CL) is useful in reducing the length of hospital stay in women admitted because of threatened preterm labor. METHODS: We performed a single-center, parallel, randomized trial at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Inclusion criteria were single pregnancy, gestational age (GA) between 24+0 and 35+6 weeks, Bishop score <6, no parturition within 24-48 h after admission, and no clinical signs of chorioamnionitis, vaginal bleeding, or nonreassuring fetal status...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810692/resveratrol-protects-from-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-the-uterus-and-prevents-experimental-preterm-birth
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María Victoria Bariani, Fernando Correa, Emma Leishman, Ana Paula Domínguez Rubio, Andreína Arias, Aníbal Stern, Heather B Bradshaw, Ana María Franchi
STUDY QUESTION: Is resveratrol able to prevent the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced preterm labor in 15-day pregnant BALB/c mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Resveratrol prevented the LPS-induced onset of preterm labor in 64% of the cases and showed anti-inflammatory and tocolytic effects by downregulating COX-2 and iNOS expression and NOS activity, and by changing the uterine prostaglandin and endocannabinoid profiling. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Genital tract infections by Gram-negative bacteria are a common complication in human pregnancy and have been shown to increase risk of preterm delivery...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806415/synthetic-mrna-is-a-more-reliable-tool-for-the-delivery-of-dna-targeting-proteins-into-the-cell-nucleus-than-fusion-with-a-protein-transduction-domain
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Ivan Leontovyc, David Habart, Sarka Loukotova, Lucie Kosinova, Jan Kriz, Frantisek Saudek, Tomas Koblas
Cell reprogramming requires efficient delivery of reprogramming transcription factors into the cell nucleus. Here, we compared the robustness and workload of two protein delivery methods that avoid the risk of genomic integration. The first method is based on fusion of the protein of interest to a protein transduction domain (PTD) for delivery across the membranes of target cells. The second method relies on de novo synthesis of the protein of interest inside the target cells utilizing synthetic mRNA (syn-mRNA) as a template...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804645/risk-factors-affecting-the-severity-of-full-term-neonatal-retinal-hemorrhage
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Zhang Yanli, Zhao Qi, Lin Yu, Guo Haike
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the underlying clinical factors associated with the degree of retinal hemorrhage (RH) in full-term newborns. METHODS: A total of 3054 full-term infants were included in this study. Eye examinations were performed with RetCamIII within one week of birth for all infants. Maternal, obstetric, and neonatal parameters were compared between newborns with RH and controls. The RH group was divided into three sections (I, II, and III) based on the degree of RH...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803456/evaluation-of-prenatal-corticosteroid-use-in-spontaneous-preterm-labor-in-the-brazilian-multicenter-study-on-preterm-birth-emip
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Tabata Z Dias, Renato Passini, Ricardo P Tedesco, Giuliane J Lajos, Patricia M Rehder, Marcelo L Nomura, Maria L Costa, Paulo F Oliveira, Maria H Sousa, Jose G Cecatti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate prenatal corticosteroid use in women experiencing spontaneous preterm labor and preterm delivery. METHODS: The present cross-sectional multicenter study analyzed interview data from patients attending 20 hospitals in Brazil owing to preterm delivery between April 1, 2011, and September 30, 2012. Patients were stratified based on preterm labor occurring before 34 weeks or at 34-36(+6) weeks of pregnancy, and the frequency of prenatal corticosteroid use at admission was compared...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802823/access-to-and-use-of-health-services-as-factors-associated-with-neonatal-mortality-in-the-north-northeast-and-vale-do-jequitinhonha-regions-brazil
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Cristiane B Batista, Márcia L de Carvalho, Ana Glória G Vasconcelos
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the factors associated with neonatal mortality related to health services accessibility and use. METHODS: Case-control study of live births in 2008 in small- and medium-sized municipalities in the North, Northeast, and Vale do Jequitinhonha regions, Brazil. A probabilistic sample stratified by region, population size, and information adequacy was generated for the choice of municipalities. Of these, all municipalities with 20,000 inhabitants or less were included in the study (36 municipalities), whereas the remainder were selected according to the probability method proportional to population size, totaling 20 cities with 20,001-50,000 inhabitants and 19 municipalities with 50,001-200,000 inhabitants...
August 9, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801981/pregnancy-outcomes-in-mothers-of-offspring-with-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
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Neelam Giri, Helen D Reed, Pamela Stratton, Sharon A Savage, Blanche P Alter
BACKGROUND: Children with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFSs) may be symptomatic in utero, resulting in maternal and fetal problems during the pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancies by their mothers should be considered "high risk". METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed outcomes of 575 pregnancies in 165 unaffected mothers of offspring with Fanconi anemia (FA), dyskeratosis congenita (DC), Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA), and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) for events noted during pregnancy, labor, and delivery...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798897/factors-influencing-the-choice-of-child-delivery-location-among-women-attending-antenatal-care-services-and-immunization-clinic-in-southeastern-nigeria
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Johnbull Egharevba, Jennifer Pharr, Brian van Wyk, Echezona Ezeanolue
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In Nigeria, most deliveries take place at home or with traditional birth attendants (TBAs). This study examined the factors that influenced or determined utilization of healthcare facility delivery services among women who attended antenatal care (ANC) services. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 220 women who registered for ANC at a hospital and delivered within 18 months. Associations between independent variables and choice of healthcare facility delivery were analyzed...
2017: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796683/vaginal-cleansing-before-cesarean-delivery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Claudia Caissutti, Gabriele Saccone, Fabrizio Zullo, Johanna Quist-Nelson, Laura Felder, Andrea Ciardulli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of vaginal cleansing before cesarean delivery in reducing postoperative endometritis. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Ovid, EMBASE, Scopus, Clinicaltrials.gov, and Cochrane Library were searched from their inception to January 2017. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Selection criteria included all randomized controlled trials comparing vaginal cleansing (ie, intervention group) with a control group (ie, either placebo or no intervention) in women undergoing cesarean delivery...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791548/insomnia-postpartum-depression-and-estradiol-in-women-after-delivery
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Ewa Drozdowicz-Jastrzębska, Michał Skalski, Paulina Gdańska, Anna Mach, Piotr Januszko, Rafał J Nowak, Piotr Węgrzyn, Mirosław Wielgoś, Maria Radziwoń-Zaleska
After childbirth, women may develop symptoms of depression with the associated sleep disturbances. This study assessed the relationship between insomnia and both depression symptoms and blood estradiol levels in women during the early postpartum period. 84 patients were assessed 24-48 h after labor. The main assessment methods were the following psychometric scales: Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS). Serum estradiol levels were measured using ELISA assay...
August 8, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782502/society-for-maternal-fetal-medicine-smfm-consult-series-43-hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-screening-treatment-and-management
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Brenna L Hughes, Charlotte M Page, Jeffrey A Kuller
In the United States, 1-2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. HCV can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. The purpose of this document is to discuss the current evidence regarding HCV in pregnancy and to provide recommendations on screening, treatment, and management of this disease during pregnancy...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782398/perinatal-outcomes-in-uncomplicated-late-preterm-pregnancies-with-borderline-oligohydramnios
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Erdem Sahin, Yusuf Madendag, Ahter Tanay Tayyar, Mefkure Eraslan Sahin, Ilknur Col Madendag, Gokhan Acmaz, Deniz Unsal, Vesile Senol
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the adverse perinatal outcomes in uncomplicated late preterm pregnancies with borderline oligohydramnios. METHODS: A total of 430 pregnant women with an uncomplicated singleton pregnancy at a gestational age of 34 + 0-36 + 6 weeks were included. Borderline oligohydramnios was defined as an amniotic fluid index (AFI) of 5.1-8 cm, which was measured using the four-quadrant technique. Adverse perinatal outcomes were compared between the borderline and normal AFI groups...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782117/risk-factors-for-blood-transfusion-in-patients-undergoing-high-order-cesarean-delivery
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Jessica Spiegelman, Mirella Mourad, Stephanie Melka, Simi Gupta, Jennifer Lam-Rachlin, Andrei Rebarber, Daniel H Saltzman, Nathan S Fox
BACKGROUND: The objective was to identify risk factors associated with blood transfusion in patients undergoing high-order Cesarean delivery (CD). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing third or more CD by a single maternal-fetal medicine practice between 2005 and 2016. We compared risk factors between women who did and did not receive a red blood cell transfusion during the operation or before discharge. Repeat analysis was performed after excluding women with placenta previa...
August 7, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781763/modern-neuraxial-anesthesia-for-labor-and-delivery
#15
REVIEW
Marie-Louise Meng, Richard Smiley
The availability of safe, effective analgesia during labor has become an expectation for women in most of the developed world over the past two or three decades. More than 60% of women in the United States now receive some kind of neuraxial procedure during labor. This article is a brief review of the advantages and techniques of neuraxial labor analgesia along with the recent advances and controversies in the field of labor analgesia. For the most part, we have aimed the discussion at the non-anesthesiologist to give other practitioners a sense of the state of the art and science of labor analgesia in the second decade of the 21st century...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780659/preconception-counseling-for-women-with-cardiac-disease
#16
REVIEW
Mark A Clapp, Sarah N Bernstein
All providers who care for reproductive-aged women with cardiac disease should assess these patients' desires and plans for pregnancy at every encounter. For those considering pregnancy, preconception counseling, often performed by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, can help patients understand the potential implications of pregnancy on their health and estimate the risks of an adverse cardiac event prior to conceiving. There are cardiac conditions, such as pulmonary hypertension and aortic stenosis, in which pregnancy may be contraindicated given the high morbidity and mortality; there are tools available to help quantify a patient's risk...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780310/outcome-of-neonates-with-gastroschisis-at-different-gestational-ages-using-a-national-database
#17
Ruby Gupta, Erwin T Cabacungan
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The optimal time for delivery of neonates with a prenatal diagnosis of gastroschisis (GS) is controversial. We compared the outcomes for GS at three different gestational ages (GAs), 33-34 weeks, 35-36 weeks, and ≥ 37 weeks. METHODS: We analyze hospital discharge data of neonates with GS using the 2006, 2009 and 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (HCUPKIDS). Multivariable analysis was used to compare the association between GS outcomes and the three GAs...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779925/effects-of-low-back-massage-on-perceived-birth-pain-and-satisfaction
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Seda Unalmis Erdogan, Emre Yanikkerem, Asli Goker
AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of low back massage on perceived birth pain and delivery. METHOD: This study was designed as a study-control experimental type. The study sample consisted of 62 pregnant women (massage group = 31, control group = 31). Massage was applied to the study group in three phases during intrapartum period. The massages were done at the end of latent, active and transition phases (at cervical dilatation 3-4 cm, 5-7 cm, 8-10 cm) correspondingly...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771438/fetal-goitrous-hypothyroidism-treated-by-intra-amniotic-levothyroxine-administration-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mami Kobayashi, Hideaki Yagasaki, Tomohiro Saito, Atsushi Nemoto, Atsushi Naito, Kanji Sugita
BACKGROUND: Fetal goitrous hypothyroidism is mainly caused by maternal treatment of Graves' disease. Fetal goiter sometimes compresses the trachea and esophagus and may cause polyhydramnios, preterm labor, complications of labor and delivery, and neonatal respiratory disorder. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of fetal goitrous hypothyroidism in which the mother had Graves' disease, which was treated with propylthiouracil. Intra-amniotic levothyroxine (L-T4) administration was performed, and the fetal goiter decreased in size...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771221/childhood-outcomes-following-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-the-membranes-pprom-a-population-based-record-linkage-cohort-study
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C L Roberts, P Wagland, S Torvaldsen, J R Bowen, J P Bentley, J M Morris
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine child health, development and educational outcomes for infants born following preterm prelabor rupture of the membrane (PPROM). STUDY DESIGN: Population-based record linkage cohort study using data from NSW, Australia, 2001 to 2014. RESULTS: Of 121 822 births at 20 to 37 weeks, 18 799 (15%) followed PPROM, 56 406 (46%) followed spontaneous labor and 46 617 (38%) were planned. Compared with infants of a similar gestational age born following spontaneous labor or planned delivery, exposure to PPROM did not increase the risk of childhood mortality, childhood hospitalization, developmentally vulnerable at school entry, low reading or numeracy scores...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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