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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109314/sickle-cell-disease-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-study-of-the-community-based-hospital-in-a-tribal-block-of-gujarat-india
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Gayatri Desai, Ankit Anand, Pankaj Shah, Shobha Shah, Kapilkumar Dave, Hardik Bhatt, Shrey Desai, Dhiren Modi
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary blood disorder prevalent in tribal regions of India. SCD can increase complications during pregnancy and in turn negatively influence pregnancy outcomes. This study reports the analysis of tribal maternal admissions in the community-based hospital of SEWA Rural (Kasturba Maternity Hospital) in Jhagadia block, Gujarat. The objective of the study is to compare the pregnancy outcomes among SCD, sickle cell trait and non-SCD admissions...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103993/-effects-of-hypertonic-sodium-saline-resuscitation-on-the-liver-damage-of-rats-at-early-stage-of-severe-scald
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J P Zhou, Z Gao, Y X Sun, X L Chen, X S Wu, F Wang
Objective: To explore the effects of hypertonic sodium saline (HSS) resuscitation on the liver damage of rats at early stage of severe scald. Methods: Fifty-six SD rats were divided into sham injury group (SI, n=8), lactated Ringer's solution group (LRS, n=24), and group HSS (n=24) according to the random number table. Rats in group SI were sham injured without resuscitation, while rats in the other two groups were reproduced deep partial-thickness to full-thickness scald model with 30% total body surface area on the back...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102720/do-racial-differences-exist-in-the-association-between-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-and-breast-cancer-risk
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Li-Te Lin, Li-Yu Hu, Pei-Ling Tang, Kuan-Hao Tsui, Jiin-Tsuey Cheng, Wei-Chun Huang, Hong-Tai Chang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies investigating the relationship between pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and breast cancer risk have yielded inconsistent results. Unlike numerous Western studies, studies have reported that PIH may be a risk factor for breast cancer in Western Asian women. To confirm these results, we designed a retrospective population-based cohort study to assess the relationship between PIH and subsequent risk for breast cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed PIH were selected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), and a 1:4 matched cohort of women without PIH based on age and the year of delivery was randomly selected from the same database as the comparison group...
January 19, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076747/a-preliminary-investigation-of-the-partners-in-health-scale-measurement-properties-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#4
Claire Baxter, Andrea Morello, David Smith, Lynda Norton, David Bentley
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is becoming more prevalent in Australia. As a result, strategies to improve quality of life when living with ESRD are becoming increasingly important. The Flinders Program has been developed to help support and increase the self-management capacity of people living with chronic disease. The Partners in Health (PIH) scale is a self-management capacity assessment tool, which is an integral element of the Flinders Program. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the preliminary measurement properties of the PIH scale within the ESRD population...
January 12, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069791/prolonged-indirect-hyperbilirubinemia-in-a-moderately-preterm-boy-with-mediterranean-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-and-glutathione-s-transferase-mu-1-null-mutations
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Sameer Yaseen Al-Abdi
A 33-week gestation boy with Mediterranean glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and a glutathione S-transferase Mu 1 null mutations (GSTM1*0/*0) developed prolonged indirect hyperbilirubinemia (PIH). He had no laboratory evidence of haemolysis or infection, and no exposure to oxidising agents. He has two full-term older brothers who have no history of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. One brother, who was exclusively breast fed, has only Mediterranean G6PD and the other has only GSTM1*0/*0. The three boys have no mutation in the uridine diphosphate glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 gene...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043300/-influences-of-exendin-4-on-the-secretion-function-of-islet-beta-cells-from-rats-in-the-early-stage-of-severe-scald
#6
D X Zhao, L Ma, Z A Shen, D W Li, Y R Shang, K Yin, W F Cheng, X Wang, Z X Liu
Objective: To observe the secretion function changes of islet beta cells isolated from rats in the early stage of severe scald, and to explore the influence of them. Methods: Thirty-six Wistar rats were divided into sham injury (SI) group, sham injury+ exendin-4 (SIE) group, scald (S) group, and scald+ exendin-4 (SE) group according to the random number table, with 9 rats in each group. Rats in groups S and SE were inflicted with 50% total body surface area full-thickness scald by a 12-s immersion of back and a 6-s immersion of abdomen in 94 ℃ hot water...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043295/-application-of-laser-speckle-perfusion-imaging-in-predicting-wound-healing-time-of-burn-patients
#7
M J Jiang, Z G Chu, Q H Xie, W W Huang, J J Ruan, W G Xie
Objective: To explore the application effect of laser speckle perfusion imaging (LSPI) in predicting wound healing time of burn patients. Methods: LSPI was performed in 84 adult burn patients hospitalized in department of burns of Tongren Hospital of Wuhan University & Wuhan Third Hospital within post injury hour (PIH) 24 to 72 to detect the blood perfusion values of the wounds. The wound healing time was recorded. The 128 wounds were divided into superficial group (wound healing time shorter than or equal to 14 d, n=57) and deep group (wound healing time longer than 14 d and shorter than or equal to 28 d, n=71) according to the healing time...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031210/randomised-feasibility-study-of-a-novel-experience-based-internet-intervention-to-support-self-management-in-chronic-asthma
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Nikki Newhouse, Angela Martin, Sena Jawad, Ly-Mee Yu, Mina Davoudianfar, Louise Locock, Sue Ziebland, John Powell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) assessing the effects of an experience-based website as a resource for the self-management of chronic asthma. DESIGN AND SETTING: Feasibility, single-blind RCT in 2 regions of England. Randomisation used computer-generated random number sequence in a 1:1 ratio, after baseline data collection, to website access for 2 weeks. PARTICIPANTS: Adults (age ≥18 years), with clinically diagnosed asthma as coded in their primary care electronic record, prescribed inhaled corticosteroids for at least 3 months in the previous year, were recruited from 9 general practices...
December 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029224/preterm-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-association-with-adverse-outcome-in-subsequent-pregnancy
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I M Aris, S Logan, C Lim, M Choolani, A Biswas, S Bhattacharya
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of first pregnancy preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) with adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in the next pregnancy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Grampian, Scotland, UK. POPULATION: Women with first deliveries recorded in the Aberdeen Maternity Neonatal Databank, 1986-2005. METHODS: Women identified from the AMND database (n = 37 776) were classified into exposed (PPROM in first pregnancy; n = 1979) and unexposed (no PPROM in first pregnancy; n = 35 797) cohorts...
December 28, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024507/-correlation-of-thrombosis-and-prothrombotic-state-with-coagulation-factor-v-gene-polymorphism-and-apcr-hhcy
#10
Li-Xia Gao, Qiu-Lan Ding, Ke-Xiong Wu, Jun Hu, Xue-Feng Wang, Chuan-Ling Dong, Qin Dai, Bing Zhang, Jin Dai, Ping He, Xue-Ping Zhang, Yun-Xia Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation of patients with thrombosis or prothrombotic status with hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), activated protein C-resistance(APCR) and gene polymorphism of coagulation factor V. METHODS: Three hundred healthy voluteers were selected as controls, 223 cases of thrombosis (80 cases of cerebral infarction of CT, the MI of 82 cases of myocardial infarction, venous thrombosis of VTE 61 cases), 270 cases of patients with prothrombotic state (76 cases of pregnancy disease of PIH, 62 cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 60 cases of diabetes(DM) and 72 cases of cancer) were enrolled in this study...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002314/association-between-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-the-risk-of-pregnancy-complications-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Hai-Feng Yu, Hong-Su Chen, Da-Pang Rao, Jian Gong
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is inconsistently associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to summarize the evidence regarding the strength of the association between pregnancy in women with PCOS and pregnancy complications. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EmBase, and the Cochrane Library to identify observational studies up to January 2016. The primary focus was pregnancy outcomes, including gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preeclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), preterm delivery, cesarean delivery, oligohydramnios, and polyhydramnios...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976510/evaluation-of-salicylic-acid-peeling-in-comparison-with-topical-tretinoin-in-the-treatment-of-postinflammatory-hyperpigmentation
#12
Basma Morad Mohamed Ali, Shereen Farouk Gheida, Nageh Ahmed El Mahdy, Shery Nashaat Sadek
BACKGROUND: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is an acquired hyperpigmentation that involves areas of prior cutaneous inflammation. In addition to prevention, there are a variety of medications and procedures used to treat PIH. AIM OF THE WORK: The aim of this work was to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of salicylic acid peeling in comparison with topical tretinoin in the treatment of PIH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included forty-five patients with PIH lesions...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973642/laser-treatments-for-postinflammatory-hyperpigmentation-a-systematic-review
#13
Oma Agbai, Iltefat Hamzavi, Jared Jagdeo
Importance: Lasers are gaining interest as a treatment option for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) but can pose a clinical dilemma given the risk for laser-induced or exacerbated PIH. Objective: To assess the clinical evidence for the use of lasers in the treatment of PIH. Evidence Review: A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed databases from January 1, 1990, through May 31, 2016. Included studies involved laser treatment for PIH with the degree of pigmentation as a measure of outcome...
December 14, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940879/field-testing-of-ichd-3-beta-criteria-of-periictal-headaches-in-patients-with-focal-epilepsy-a-prospective-diary-study
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Doris Lieba-Samal, Christian Wöber, Christoph Waiß, Theresa Kastiunig, Matthias Seidl, Nina Mahr, Susanne Aull-Watschinger, Ekaterina Pataraia, Stefan Seidel
BACKGROUND: To date we are lacking prospective data for field testing of ICHD-3 beta criteria for periictal headache (PIH). METHODS: Patients with focal epilepsy diagnosed by means of prolonged video-EEG monitoring completed a paper-pencil diary for three months and recorded seizures and headaches on a daily basis. According to ICHD-3 beta, we classified PIH, defined as headache present on a day with at least one seizure, as "7.6 headache related to epileptic seizure", "7...
December 9, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939483/sex-differences-in-early-growth-during-the-first-three-years-of-life-in-offspring-from-mothers-with-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
#15
Takashi Mitsui, Hisashi Masuyama, Takeshi Eguchi, Shoko Tamada, Eriko Eto, Kei Hayata, Yuji Hiramatsu
OBJECTIVES: Newborns born to mothers with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) are thought to be at high risk for lifestyle-related diseases, such as obesity and hypertension, in adulthood. STUDY DESIGN: A longitudinal study of 78 pregnant women with PIH and their newborns, who visited Okayama University Hospital from 2009 to 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We investigated the change in growth of offspring born to mothers with PIH and compared it with the standard growth curve in Japanese to examine whether there was rapid catch-up growth during the first 3years of life...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937003/troponins-heat-shock-proteins-and-glycogen-phosphorylase-bb-in-umbilical-cord-blood-of-complicated-pregnancies
#16
Ana Mrkaic, Barak Rosenn, Ivana Stojanovic, Samir Tivari
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are evolutionary conserved molecules with a chaperone role in cell survival. We hypothesized that cord blood concentrations of molecules reflecting fetal cardiac muscle insult, including Hsp, troponins cTnI and cTnT, and glycol-phosphorylase BB (GP-BB) would be elevated in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes (GDM) or preeclampsia (PIH) compared to healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant women admitted for delivery at >28 weeks were divided into four groups: healthy patients delivered vaginally (VAG), healthy patients delivered by c-section (CS), patients with PIH, and patients with GDM...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936998/a-comparison-of-maternal-and-perinatal-outcome-between-in-vitro-fertilization-and-spontaneous-dichorionic-diamniotic-twin-pregnancies
#17
Giulia Barda, Ohad Gluck, Yossi Mizrachi, Jacob Bar
OBJECTIVE: To compare the maternal and neonatal outcome of dichorionic diamniotic in vitro fertilization (IVF) twin and spontaneous twin pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Maternal and fetal data of all consecutive dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies delivered in our institution between January 2009 and May 2015 were abstracted from medical records and pregnancy outcome of IVF twin was compared to spontaneous twin. RESULTS: Overall 708 twin pregnancies (449 IVF and 259 spontaneous) were included...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935325/decreased-baroreflex-sensitivity-is-linked-to-sympathovagal-imbalance-low-grade-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
#18
M Subha, Pravati Pal, G K Pal, S Habeebullah, C Adithan, M G Sridhar
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) has been reported as a cardiovascular (CV) risk. We assessed the sympathovagal imbalance (SVI) and the association of inflammation and oxidative stress (OS) with CV risks in PIH. A total of 125 pregnant women having a risk factor for PIH were followed till term and the incidence of PIH was observed. Retrospectively, they were divided into two groups: Group I (those who did not develop PIH, n = 82) and Group II (those who developed PIH, n = 43). Blood pressure variability (BPV) parameters including baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), spectral heart rate variability (HRV), autonomic function tests (AFTs), inflammatory markers (interleukin-6, TNF-α, interferon-γ), and OS markers were measured in both the groups...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910864/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-gene-polymorphisms-in-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia-a-case-control-gene-association-study
#19
Xun Li, Hongzhuan Tan, Shujin Zhou, Shimin Hu, Tianyi Zhang, Yangfen Li, Qianru Dou, Zhiwei Lai, Fenglei Chen
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH, including preeclampsia [PE] and gestational hypertension [GH]) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have some metabolic changes and risk factors in common. Many studies have reported associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) genes and CVDs (particularly hypertension), and their findings have provided candidate SNPs for research on genetic correlates of PIH. We explored the association between hypertension-related RAAS SNPs and PIH in a Chinese population...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894390/-effects-of-different-fluid-resuscitation-program-on-renal-function-in-swine-during-shock-stage-of-severe-burn
#20
G L Su, W X Huang, J Chen, D J Xue, J J Zhou
Objective: To explore the effects of different fluid resuscitation program on renal function in swine during shock stage of severe burn. Methods: Twenty-four Guangxi Bama miniature swine were inflicted with 40% total body surface area on the back, and then they were divided into four groups according to the random number table, with 6 swine in each group. At post injury hour (PIH) 2, swine in succinylated gelatin group (S), hydroxyethyl starch group (H), and allogeneic plasma group (A) were respectively resuscitated with succinylated gelatin, hydroxyethyl starch 130/0...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
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