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Nancy L Segal
Selected twin research papers that are classic, provocative, and/or influential are surveyed. Many papers meet these criteria, so those chosen reflect the opinion of the author. Reviews of recent research on twin pregnancies with and without polycystic ovary syndrome, ectopic pregnancy, sex differences in cognition and maternal cardiac hemodynamics follow. Newsworthy twin-based items, including President Obama's portrait artist, the financial activities of the Winkelvoss twins, a set of triplet fashion models and the experience of seeing oneself in a painting, are summarized...
April 15, 2018: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643837/insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-proteins-and-igfbp-proteases-a-dynamic-system-regulating-the-ovarian-folliculogenesis
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REVIEW
Sabine Mazerbourg, Philippe Monget
The aim of the present article is to update our understanding of the expression of the insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs), IGFBP proteases and their implication in the different processes of ovarian folliculogenesis in mammals. In the studied species, IGFs and several small-molecular weight IGFBPs (in particular IGFBP-2 and IGFBP-4) are considered, respectively, as stimulators and inhibitors of follicular growth and maturation. IGFs play a key role in sensitizing ovarian granulosa cells to FSH action during terminal follicular growth...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643159/role-of-iodine-containing-multivitamins-during-pregnancy-for-children-s-brain-function-protocol-of-an-ongoing-randomised-controlled-trial-the-swiddich-study
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Sofia Manousou, Birgitta Johansson, Anna Chmielewska, Janna Eriksson, Kerstin Gutefeldt, Carl-Johan Tornhage, Robert Eggertsen, Helge Malmgren, Lena Hulthen, Magnus Domellöf, Helena Nystrom Filipsson
INTRODUCTION: Iodine is essential for normal brain development. Moderate and severe fetal iodine deficiency results in substantial to serious developmental delay in children. Mild iodine deficiency in pregnancy is associated with neurodevelopmental deficits in the offspring, but evidence from randomised trials is lacking. The aim of the Swedish Iodine in Pregnancy and Development in Children study is to determine the effect of daily supplementation with 150 µg iodine during pregnancy on the offspring's neuropsychological development up to 14 years of age...
April 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625766/a-follow-up-comparative-safety-analysis-of-pandemic-h1n1-vaccination-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-infant-birth-defects-among-u-s-military-mothers
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Ava Marie S Conlin, Anna T Bukowinski, Jordan A Levine, Zeina G Khodr, Navjot Kaur, Susan C Farrish, Carter J Sevick
OBJECTIVE: To update a previous assessment of birth defects among infants born to active duty U.S. military mothers who received the 2009-2010 pandemic H1N1 vaccine, in comparison to the 2008-2009 seasonal influenza vaccine, during pregnancy. Here, we updated the previous comparative analyses with a more refined definition for birth defects using an additional year of follow-up data from both inpatient and outpatient medical encounters. METHODS: The study population included 15,510 live born infants born to active duty mothers vaccinated during pregnancy with either the 2009-2010 pandemic H1N1 vaccine (n = 9033) or the 2008-2009 seasonal influenza vaccine (n = 6477)...
April 3, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623679/pregnancy-outcomes-after-exposure-to-certolizumab-pegol-updated-results-from-a-pharmacovigilance-safety-database
#5
Megan E B Clowse, Angela E Scheuerle, Christina Chambers, Anita Afzali, Alexa B Kimball, John J Cush, Maureen Cooney, Laura Shaughnessy, Mark Vanderkelen, Frauke Förger
BACKGROUND: Anti-tumor necrosis factor medications (anti-TNFs) are effective in controlling chronic inflammatory diseases, but information about their use and safety in pregnancy is limited. Consequently, anti-TNFs are often discontinued early in gestation. Certolizumab pegol (CZP), a PEGylated, Fc-free anti-TNF approved for treatment of rheumatic diseases and/or Crohn's disease, has minimal to no active placental transfer. This project provides information on pregnancy outcomes in women receiving CZP, especially those with early pregnancy exposure...
April 5, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606182/review-dairy-foods-red-meat-and-processed-meat-in-the-diet-implications-for-health-at-key-life-stages
#6
D I Givens
Social and health care provision have led to substantial increases in life expectancy. In the UK this has become higher than 80 years with an even greater proportional increase in those aged 85 years and over. The different life stages give rise to important nutritional challenges and recent reductions in milk consumption have led to sub-optimal intakes of calcium by teenage females in particular when bone growth is at its maximum and of iodine during pregnancy needed to ensure that supply/production of thyroid hormones to the foetus is adequate...
April 2, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599960/association-between-maternal-antidepressant-use-during-pregnancy-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-an-updated-meta-analysis
#7
Xi-Hong Zhou, Yong-Jiang Li, Jian-Jun Ou, Ya-Min Li
Studies have investigated the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children exposed in utero to antidepressant, with inconsistent results. Given the substantial public health implications on this topic, here, we presented an updated meta-analysis of the association between maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy and ASD. Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and PubMed databases were systematically searched. A random effects model was used to pool the adjusted relative risk (RR) for cohort studies and the adjusted odds ratio (OR) for case-control studies as well as their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
2018: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595094/paediatric-hiv-1-infection-updated-strategies-of-prevention-mother-to-child-transmission
#8
Alessandra Lumaca, Luisa Galli, Maurizio de Martino, Elena Chiappini
INTRODUCTION: HIV-1 epidemiology is changing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) strategies have been continuously optimized over time. However, the correct management of infected women during pregnancy is crucial for PMTCT and cases of vertical transmission continue to occur. OBJECTIVE: To review the most recent evidence regarding the prevention of MTCT in resource-rich and resource-limited settings, focalizing on new possible approaches. RESULTS: New issues regard the optimal antiretroviral therapy regimen for pregnant women with good immunological control, the use of intrapartum zidovudine (ZDV) in pregnant women with low viral load, the optimization of prophylaxis in the settings where breastfeeding is recommended and use of combined neonatal prophylaxis (CNP) in infants at high-risk for MTCT...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589650/relaxation-techniques-for-pain-management-in-labour
#9
REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Kate M Levett, Carmel T Collins, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen, Machiko Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour and this may contribute to the popularity of complementary methods of pain management. This review examined currently available evidence on the use of relaxation therapies for pain management in labour. This is an update of a review first published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of mind-body relaxation techniques for pain management in labour on maternal and neonatal well-being during and after labour...
March 28, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589380/massage-reflexology-and-other-manual-methods-for-pain-management-in-labour
#10
REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Kate M Levett, Carmel T Collins, Hannah G Dahlen, Carolyn C Ee, Machiko Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour, and this may contribute towards the popularity of complementary methods of pain management. This review examined the evidence currently available on manual methods, including massage and reflexology, for pain management in labour. This review is an update of the review first published in 2012. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect, safety and acceptability of massage, reflexology and other manual methods to manage pain in labour...
March 28, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582732/molecular-markers-of-plasmodium-falciparum-drug-resistance-in-parasitemic-pregnant-women-in-the-middle-forest-belt-of-ghana
#11
Joseph Osarfo, Harry Tagbor, Pascal Magnussen, Michael Alifrangis
Data on prevalence of antimalarial molecular resistance markers in pregnant women in Ghana is scarce. Prevalence of single nucleotide polymorphisms/haplotypes in the Pfcrt , Pfmdr1 , Pfdhfr , and Pfdhps genes was assessed in a cross-sectional study involving 200 pregnant women. Almost 90% of infections were wild type at the Pfcrt gene whereas the Pfmdr1 NFD mutant haplotype occurred in 43% of samples. Prevalence of Pfdhfr/Pfdhps quadruple mutation was 92.6% whereas Pfdfr/Pfdhps quintuple mutation with K540E was not observed...
March 26, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578985/acog-committee-opinion-no-732-influenza-vaccination-during-pregnancy
#12
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Influenza vaccination is an essential element of prepregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum care because influenza can result in serious illness, including a higher chance of progressing to pneumonia, when it occurs during the antepartum or postpartum period. In addition to hospitalization, pregnant women with influenza are at increased risk of intensive care unit admission and adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all adults receive an annual influenza vaccine and that women who are or will be pregnant during influenza season receive an inactivated influenza vaccine as soon as it is available...
April 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578983/acog-committee-opinion-no-732-summary-influenza-vaccination-during-pregnancy
#13
(no author information available yet)
Influenza vaccination is an essential element of prepregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum care because influenza can result in serious illness, including a higher chance of progressing to pneumonia, when it occurs during the antepartum or postpartum period. In addition to hospitalization, pregnant women with influenza are at increased risk of intensive care unit admission and adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all adults receive an annual influenza vaccine and that women who are or will be pregnant during influenza season receive an inactivated influenza vaccine as soon as it is available...
April 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572405/thyroid-disrupting-chemicals-and-brain-development-an-update
#14
Bilal B Mughal, Jean-Baptiste Fini, Barbara Demeneix
This review covers recent findings on the main categories of thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals and their effects on brain development. We draw mostly on epidemiological and experimental data published in the last decade. For each chemical class considered, we deal with not only the thyroid hormone disrupting effects but also briefly mention the main mechanisms by which the same chemicals could modify estrogen and/or androgen signalling, thereby exacerbating adverse effects on endocrine-dependent developmental programs...
March 23, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572045/an-update-on-semen-collection-preservation-and-artificial-insemination-in-the-dromedary-camel-camelus-dromedarius
#15
REVIEW
Julian A Skidmore, Clara M Malo, Elizabeth G Crichton, Jane M Morrell, Budhan S Pukazhenthi
Artificial insemination (AI) in domestic animals is an important tool to maximise the use of genetically superior males and thereby insure rapid genetic progress. However, the application of AI in camelids has been hindered by the difficulties involved in collecting, as well as handling the semen due to the viscous nature of the seminal plasma. This review describes the challenges of semen collection and discusses the role of seminal plasma as well as the reasons for the viscosity and how to liquefy it so that ejaculates can be more accurately evaluated...
March 13, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571510/research-digest-updates-on-diabetes-in-pregnancy
#16
Naveed Sattar, David Preiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566862/male-sleep-duration-and-fecundability-in-a-north-american-preconception-cohort-study
#17
Lauren Anne Wise, Kenneth Jay Rothman, Amelia Kent Wesselink, Ellen Margrethe Mikkelsen, Henrik Toft Sorensen, Craig James McKinnon, Elizabeth Elliott Hatch
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate prospectively the association between male sleep duration and fecundability. DESIGN: Pregnancy Online Study (PRESTO), a Web-based prospective cohort study of North American couples enrolled during the preconception period (2013-2017). SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Male participants were aged ≥21 years; female participants were aged 21-45 years. INTERVENTION(S): None...
March 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559976/current-challenges-and-achievements-in-maternal-immunization-research
#18
REVIEW
Flor M Munoz
Maternal immunization has the potential to significantly improve maternal and child health worldwide by reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality associated with disease caused by pathogens that are particularly relevant in the perinatal period and in early life, and for which no alternative effective preventive strategies exist. Research on all aspects related to vaccines for administration during pregnancy is ongoing with support of multiple stakeholders and global participation. Substantial progress has been made, and the availability of new vaccines licensed exclusively for use in pregnant women to protect their infants has become an achievable goal...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541874/update-on-antiphospholipid-syndrome-ten-topics-in-2017
#19
REVIEW
Ilaria Cavazzana, Laura Andreoli, Maarteen Limper, Franco Franceschini, Angela Tincani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on new clinical aspects of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in the last 5 years. RECENT FINDINGS: The pathogenesis of APS is related to endothelial activation by mechanisms other than autoantibody-mediated massive coagulation. These include Toll-like receptors, the m-TORC pathway, and neutrophil activation, inducing an uncontrolled inflammatory cascade. Given these new pathogenetic hypotheses, the treatment of APS could be directed towards a fine balance between anticoagulation and immunomodulation...
March 15, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529682/-second-austrian-consensus-on-the-safe-use-of-anti-tnf%C3%AE-antibodies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#20
Wolfgang Miehsler, Clemens Dejaco, Hans-Peter Gröchenig, Harry Fuchssteiner, Christoph Högenauer, Lili Kazemi-Shirazi, Harald Maier, Andreas Mayer, Alexander Moschen, Walter Reinisch, Wolfgang Petritsch, Reingard Platzer, Pius Steiner, Herbert Tilg, Harald Vogelsang, Heimo Wenzl, Gottfried Novacek
Anti-TNFα-antibodies have revolutionized the therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Due to the increasing application of these substances, the Working Group of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of the Austrian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology intended to update their consensus report on the safe use of Infliximab (published in 2010) and to enlarge its scope to cover all anti-TNFα-antibodies. The present consensus report summarizes the current evidence on the safe use of anti-TNFα-antibodies and covers the following topics: general risk of infection, bacterial infections (i...
March 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
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