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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944495/functional-morphology-of-the-gonoduct-of-the-viviparous-teleost-poeciliopsis-gracilis-heckel-1848-poeciliidae
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Juan Carlos Campuzano-Caballero, Mari Carmen Uribe
Female teleosts do not develop Müllerian ducts; consequently, the ovary of teleosts contains two zones: germinal and gonoduct. The gonoduct lacks germinal cells, but has relevant functions in the reproductive process. We describe the functional morphology of the gonoduct in the viviparous teleost Poeciliopsis gracilis during nongestation and gestation stages. This study tests the hypothesis that the gonoduct functions as a barrier between the germinal zone and the exterior. By providing information about morphology and function of the gonoduct we show that this part of the ovary has an essential role in the reproduction of teleosts...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944313/effect-of-tobacco-control-policies-on-perinatal-and-child-health-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Timor Faber, Arun Kumar, Johan P Mackenbach, Christopher Millett, Sanjay Basu, Aziz Sheikh, Jasper V Been
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking and smoke exposure during pregnancy and childhood cause considerable childhood morbidity and mortality. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate whether implementation of WHO's recommended tobacco control policies (MPOWER) was of benefit to perinatal and child health. METHODS: We searched 19 electronic databases, hand-searched references and citations, and consulted experts to identify studies assessing the association between implementation of MPOWER policies and child health...
September 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943321/a-randomized-pilot-study-comparing-the-role-of-peep-o2-flow-and-high-flow-air-for-weaning-of-ventilatory-support-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Chang-Yo Yang, Mei-Chin Yang, Shih-Ming Chu, Ming-Chou Chiang, Reyin Lien
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of evidence to guide step-wise weaning of positive pressure respiratory support for premature infants. This study sought to compare the efficacy of three weaning protocols we designed to facilitate weaning of very low birth weight (VLBW, less than 1500 g) preterm infants from nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) support. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled trial of VLBW preterm infants who received positive pressure ventilatory support in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) from April 2008 through March 2009...
September 6, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943081/a-large-retrospective-review-of-persistent-proteinuria-in-children
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Chingying Chang-Chien, Gwo-Tsann Chuang, I-Jung Tsai, Bor-Luen Chiang, Yao-Hsu Yang
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is a common finding in children. It may be due to a benign cause, but it can also represent early renal injury. Of children with persistent proteinuria noted in mass urine screening programs, 35% have a urine protein level greater than 100 mg/dl and many of them are associated with many underlying renal diseases. The aim of this study was to identify the etiology and prognosis of persistent proteinuria in children. METHODS: We collected data on urine protein from January 2011 to December 2016 in a tertiary medical center...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942518/projecting-the-potential-impact-of-the-cap-score%C3%A2-on-clinical-pregnancy-live-births-and-medical-costs-in-couples-with-unexplained-infertility
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Joseph B Babigumira, Fady I Sharara, Louis P Garrison
PURPOSE: The Cap-Score™ was developed to assess the capacitation status of men, thereby enabling personalized management of unexplained infertility by choosing timed intrauterine insemination (IUI), versus immediate in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in individuals with a low Cap-Score™. The objective of this study was to estimate the differences in outcomes and costs comparing the use of the Cap-Score™ with timed IUI (CS-TI) and the standard of care (SOC), which was assumed to be three IUI cycles followed by three IVF-ICSI cycles...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942216/an-ethnography-on-perceptions-of-pain-in-dutch-natural-childbirth
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Katie Logsdon, Carolyn Smith-Morris
OBJECTIVE: this study offers insight into how women perceive childbirth pain and how they make decisions about whether to use an epidural during childbirth in the low technology context of the Netherlands maternity care system. DESIGN: ethnographic research consisting of participant observation at births and prenatal and postnatal appointments; semi-structured interviews with a sample of recently post-partum women; coding and triangulation of data to determine key themes in the interviews...
September 11, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942062/volumetric-grey-matter-alterations-in-adolescents-and-adults-born-very-preterm-suggest-accelerated-brain-maturation
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Vyacheslav R Karolis, Sean Froudist-Walsh, Jasmin Kroll, Philip J Brittain, Chieh-En Jane Tseng, Kie-Woo Nam, Antje A T S Reinders, Robin M Murray, Steven C R Williams, Paul M Thompson, Chiara Nosarti
Previous research investigating structural neurodevelopmental alterations in individuals who were born very preterm demonstrated a complex pattern of grey matter changes that defy straightforward summary. Here we addressed this problem by characterising volumetric brain alterations in individuals who were born very preterm from adolescence to adulthood at three hierarchically related levels - global, modular and regional. We demarcated structural components that were either particularly resilient or vulnerable to the impact of very preterm birth...
September 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942045/higher-risk-of-preterm-birth-and-low-birth-weight-following-oocyte-donation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mariano Mascarenhas, Sesh Kamal Sunkara, Belavendra Antonisamy, Mohan S Kamath
OBJECTIVES: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the known literature to assess whether the perinatal outcomes are different after oocyte donation (OD) compared to autologous oocyte (AO) in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic literature search was done for studies published in English from 1980 to 2016. Studies comparing perinatal outcomes of pregnancies following fresh or frozen OD and AO IVF were included. Meta-analysis was performed using the Rev Man 5...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941388/high-frequency-of-s-aureus-mssa-mrsa-in-children-under-1-year-old-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Lorena Salazar, Judy Natalia Jimenez Quiceno
OBJECTIVE: Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for a large number of infections in pediatric population; however, information about the behavior of such infections in this population is limited. The aim of the study was to describe the clinical, epidemiological, and molecular characteristics of infections caused by methicillin-susceptible and resistant S. aureus (MSSA-MRSA) in a pediatric population. METHOD: A cross-sectional descriptive study in patients from birth to 14 years of age from three high-complexity institutions was conducted (2008-2010)...
September 20, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941361/hepatitis-c-virus-testing-for-case-identification-in-persons-born-during-1945-1965-results-from-three-randomized-controlled-trials
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Anthony K Yartel, David B Rein, Kimberly Ann Brown, Katherine Krauskopf, Omar I Massoud, Cynthia Jordan, Natalie Kil, Alex D Federman, David R Nerenz, Joanne E Brady, Danielle L Kruger, Bryce D Smith
CDC and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing for persons born during 1945-1965 (birth cohort). However, few studies estimate the effect of birth cohort (BC) testing implementation on HCV diagnoses in primary care settings. We aimed to determine the probability of identifying HCV infections in primary care using targeted BC testing compared with usual care at three academic medical centers. From December 2012 to March 2014, each center compared one of three distinct interventions to usual care using an independently-designed randomized controlled trial...
September 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940874/design-and-development-of-the-bd-odon-device-tm-a-human-factors-evaluation-process
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S M O'Brien, A Mouser, J E Odon, C Winter, T J Draycott, T Sumitro, D Alisantoso, W L Lim, M Merialdi, A K Stankovic, J F Crofts
OBJECTIVE: To (1) determine how intended users interact with and use the BD Odon Device in simulation, (2) use these findings to alter progressively the design of the BD Odon Device and (3) validate that these changes have improved the ability of practitioners to use the BD Odon Device. DESIGN: Human factors evaluation study. SETTING: Simulation suite designed to mimic delivery room. POPULATION OR SAMPLE: Three hundred and ninety simulated operative births, performed by 100 practising clinicians...
September 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940873/fetal-head-position-and-perineal-distension-associated-with-the-use-of-the-bd-odon-device%C3%A2-in-operative-vaginal-birth-a-simulation-study
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S M O'Brien, C Winter, C A Burden, M Boulvain, T J Draycott, J F Crofts
OBJECTIVE: To investigate (1) the placement of the BD Odon Device on the model fetal head and (2) perineal distention during simulated operative vaginal births conducted with the BD Odon Device. DESIGN: Observational simulation study. SETTING: North Bristol NHS Trust, UK. POPULATION OR SAMPLE: Four hundred and forty simulated operative vaginal births. METHODS: Three bespoke fetal mannequins were developed to represent (1) bi-parietal diameter of the 50th centile at term, (2) bi-parietal diameter at the 5th centile at term, and (3) 50th centile head with 2 cm of caput...
September 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940870/assessment-of-cerebral-perfusion-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-during-constriction-of-the-neck-mimicking-malposition-of-the-bd-odon-device%C3%A2-a-study-in-newborn-piglets
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C de Lange, O D Saugstad, R Solberg
OBJECTIVE: The BD Odon Device™ is a new instrument for operative vaginal birth with potential for preventing maternal, fetal and newborn morbidity/mortality during a complicated second stage of labour. The device is a plastic sleeve with an air chamber inflated around the baby's head which is gently pulled through the birth canal. The aim was to monitor changes in cerebral circulation during constriction of the neck to evaluate a risk of potential malposition of the device. DESIGN: Randomised prospective study...
September 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939305/prevalence-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-in-pregnancy-at-three-health-centers-in-burkina-faso
#14
I Sangaré, C Sirima, S Bamba, A Zida, M Cissé, W W Bazié, S Sanou, B Dao, H Menan, R T Guiguemdé
INTRODUCTION: Pregnant women are more susceptible to vaginal colonization and infection by yeast. The role of Candida colonization in the occurrence of preterm birth is well established. The knowledge of local epidemiology and identification of risk factors for preterm birth is important for the prevention and management strategies. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of Candida sp. in vaginal swabs of pregnant women. METHODS: Pregnant women attending routine antenatal visits in three primary health centres in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) were enrolled into a cross-sectional study carried out from February to April 2015...
September 20, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938879/development-of-quality-indicators-for-low-risk-labor-care-provided-by-midwives-using-a-rand-modified-delphi-method
#15
Kayo Ueda, Shosuke Ohtera, Misato Kaso, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: In childbirth, most deliveries are low-risk, defined as spontaneous labor at full term without special high-risk facts or complications, especially in high-resource countries where maternal and perinatal mortality rates are very low. Indeed, the majority of mothers and infants have no serious conditions during labor. However, the quality of care provided is not assured, and performance may vary by birthing facility and provider. The overuse of technology in childbirth in some parts of the world is almost certainly based on assumptions like, "something can go wrong at any minute...
September 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938447/development-and-risk-factors-of-type-2-diabetes-in-a-nationwide-population-of-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#16
Katrine Hass Rubin, Dorte Glintborg, Mads Nybo, Bo Abrahamsen, Marianne Andersen
Objective: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with insulin resistance and obesity. Prospective population-based data regarding development and possible predictors of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in PCOS are limited. Design: National Register-based study. Methods: Patients with PCOS (PCOS Denmark and embedded cohort; PCOS OUH) and a control population with no previous diagnosis of T2D. PCOS OUH (N=1,162) included premenopausal women with PCOS and standardized clinical and biochemical examination...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937705/interventions-for-treating-genital-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-pregnancy
#17
REVIEW
Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, David Oa Eriksson, Kevin Bengtsson, Göran K Lingman
BACKGROUND: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C.trachomatis) infection may lead to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preterm labour, low birthweight, preterm rupture of membranes, increased perinatal mortality, postpartum endometritis, chlamydial conjunctivitis and C.trachomatis pneumonia.This review supersedes a previous review on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To establish the most efficacious and best-tolerated therapy for treatment of genital chlamydial infection in preventing maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937372/age-related-reference-intervals-for-immunoglobulin-levels-and-lymphocyte-subsets-in-indian-children
#18
Gaurav Narula, Shanaz Khodaiji, Arun Bableshwar, Manjeet Singh Bindra
BACKGROUND: In children, innate and adaptive immunity varies with age, disease status, and ethnicity, reflected by lymphocyte subsets and serum immunoglobulin (Ig) levels. The paucity of such data from the Indian subcontinent necessitated this study. AIMS: This study aims to determine reference ranges of Ig and lymphocyte subsets in Indian children from birth to 5 years. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Neonates, infants, and children from a tertiary care hospital were selected and categorized into 5 groups from cord blood/newborn to 5 years...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936399/rising-rate-of-liver-transplantation-in-the-baby-boomer-generation-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-the-united-states
#19
Osama Siddique, Mairin Joseph-Talreja, Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Stephen A Harrison, Zobair M Younossi, Robert J Wong, Aijaz Ahmed
Background and Aims: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the most rapidly growing indication for liver transplantation (LT) in the United States and is on a trajectory to become the leading indication for LT in the next decade. We aimed to study the trends in NASH-related LT among persons born between 1945 and 1965, the baby boomer (BB) generation. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis using population-based data from the United Network for Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network registry from 2004-2015 to evaluate the birth cohort-specific trends in liver transplant waitlist registrations and liver transplant surgeries in patients with NASH...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934150/frailty-and-its-contributory-factors-in-older-adults-a-comparison-of-two-asian-regions-hong-kong-and-taiwan
#20
Ruby Yu, Wan-Chi Wu, Jason Leung, Susan C Hu, Jean Woo
This study aimed to compare the prevalence of frailty across three Chinese populations: Hong Kong, Taiwan-urban and Taiwan-rural. Contributing factors to disparities in frailty were also examined. Data were derived from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOs) and Women (MsOs) (Hong Kong) Study (n = 4000) and the Taiwan Longitudinal Study on Aging (n = 2392). Frailty was defined as an index calculated from 30 multiple deficits. The ratio of the frailty index to life expectancy at birth (FI/LE) was used as an indicator of compression of morbidity...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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