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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445905/prenatal-diagnosis-of-galen-vein-aneurysm-using-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-perinatal-and-long-term-neurological-outcomes-a-case-series
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Pedro Pires, Larisse de Brito Aurélio Martins, Norma Maria Tenório Brito Pires, Heron Werner, Adilson Cunha Ferreira, Edward Araujo Júnior
Objective To describe the prenatal diagnosis of Galen vein aneurysm (GVA) based on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a series of cases, as well as its postnatal outcomes and follow-up until 4 years of age. Methods A retrospective longitudinal study was performed, analyzing a database comprising seven cases of prenatal diagnosis of GVA at two Brazilian institutions from February of 2000 to May of 2012. The following data were evaluated: gestational age at diagnosis, GVA dimensions on ultrasonography, associated fetal changes, findings on fetal echocardiography, gestational age at delivery, type of delivery, birth weight, Apgar score at the 1st and 5th minutes, neonatal outcomes, and survival with follow-up until 4 years of age...
April 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445873/pregnancy-outcomes-in-patients-with-glomerular-disease-attending-a-single-academic-center-in-north-carolina
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Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Meghan A Jobson, Katy Sims, Abigail L Liberty, Patrick H Nachman, William F Pendergraft
BACKGROUND: Contemporary data regarding pregnancy outcomes in US patients with primary glomerular diseases are lacking. We aimed to report fetal and maternal outcomes among women with biopsy-proven primary glomerular disease who received obstetric care at a single large academic US center. METHODS: All women with a biopsy-confirmed primary glomerular disease diagnosis and without end-stage kidney disease who received obstetric care at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals (1996-2015) were identified using the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network registry and the UNC Hospitals Perinatal Database...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445843/health-and-income-inequalities-in-europe-what-is-the-role-of-circumstances
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M Pasqualini, D Lanari, L Minelli, L Pieroni, L Salmasi
Equality of opportunity theories distinguish between inequalities due to individual effort and those due to external circumstances. Recent research has shown that half of the variability in income of World population was determined by country of birth and income distribution. Since health and income are generally strictly related, the aim of this paper is to estimate how much variability in income and health is determined by external circumstances. We use data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement (SHARE) and the English Longitudinal Survey on Ageing (ELSA), two comparable multidisciplinary surveys that provide micro-level data on health and financial resources among the elderly for a large number of European countries...
April 17, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445730/ripk3-mediates-necroptosis-during-embryonic-development-and-postnatal-inflammation-in-fadd-deficient-mice
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Qun Zhao, XianJun Yu, HaiWei Zhang, YongBo Liu, XiXi Zhang, XiaoXia Wu, Qun Xie, Ming Li, Hao Ying, Haibing Zhang
RIPK3 mediates cell death and regulates inflammatory responses. Although genetic studies have suggested that RIPK3-MLKL-mediated necroptosis leads to embryonic lethality in Fadd or Caspase-8-deficient mice, the exact mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we generated Ripk3 mutant mice by altering the RIPK3 kinase domain (Ripk3(Δ/Δ) mice), thus abolishing its kinase activity. Ripk3(Δ/Δ) cells were resistant to necroptosis stimulation in vitro, and Ripk3(Δ/Δ) mice were protected from necroptotic diseases...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445702/an-early-history-of-anesthesia-in-labor
#5
Mary E Gibson
Fear of pain often overshadows childbirth, and each woman must decide whether to receive anesthesia to combat labor pain. Historically, this choice resulted in unintended consequences and marked the beginnings of medical interventions in labor and birth. The purpose of this article is to trace the use of anesthesia in childbirth from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries and to explore its influence on childbearing women and nurses.
April 23, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445454/body-composition-at-birth-and-its-relationship-with-neonatal-anthropometric-ratios-the-newborn-body-composition-study-of-the-intergrowth-21st-project
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José Villar, Fabien A Puglia, Tanis R Fenton, L Cheikh Ismail, Eleonora Staines-Urias, Francesca Giuliani, Eric O Ohuma, Cesar G Victora, Peter Sullivan, Fernando C Barros, Ann Lambert, Aris T Papageorghiou, Roseline Ochieng, Yasmin A Jaffer, Douglas G Altman, Alison J Noble, Michael G Gravett, Manorama Purwar, Ruyan Pang, Ricardo Uauy, Stephen H Kennedy, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe newborn body composition and identify which anthropometric ratio (weight/length; BMI; or ponderal index, PI) best predicts fat mass (FM) and fat-free mass (FFM). METHODS: Air-displacement plethysmography (PEA POD) was used to estimate FM, FFM and body fat percentage (BF%). Associations between FFM, FM and BF% and weight/length, BMI and PI were evaluated in 1,019 newborns using multivariate regression analysis. Charts for FM, FFM and BF% were generated using a prescriptive sub-sample (n=247)...
April 26, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445388/maternal-methyl-donor-supplementation-during-gestation-counteracts-the-bisphenol-a-induced-impairment-of-intestinal-morphology-disaccharidase-activity-and-nutrient-transporters-gene-expression-in-newborn-and-weaning-pigs
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Hong Liu, Jun Wang, Daolin Mou, Lianqiang Che, Zhengfeng Fang, Bin Feng, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Jian Li, De Wu
This study was conducted to explore whether exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy could change intestinal digestion and absorption function in offspring using pigs as a model, and whether methyl donor (MET) could counteract the BPA-induced impacts. Fifty Landrace × Yorkshire sows were divided into four dietary groups throughout gestation: control diet (CON); control diet supplemented with BPA (50 mg/kg); control diet supplemented with MET (3 g/kg betaine, 400 mg/kg choline, 150 μg/kg vitamin B12, and 15 mg/kg folic acid); and control diet with BPA and MET supplementation (BPA + MET)...
April 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444953/birth-decade-affects-the-sensitization-pattern-and-asthma-risk-in-finnish-adult-population
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S Toppila-Salmi, A Luukkainen, R Lemmetyinen, J Karjalainen, H Huhtala, R Renkonen, D Y Wang, M J Mäkelä, J Pekkanen
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that sensitizations to several types of allergens distinguishes subjects with and without adult-onset asthma in Finland. The aim was to analyze how age affects sensitization and asthma-risk. METHODS: We used previous population-based case-control data (N=523) from Finnish adult asthma patients with one or two matched controls. Asthma was diagnosed based on a typical history of asthmatic symptoms and lung function tests. Allergic sensitization was determined by skin prick test (SPT) to 17 aeroallergens...
April 26, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444910/characterization-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-expression-in-neonatal-and-adult-pig-pancreatic-islets
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Nizar I Mourad, Claire Crossan, Victoria Cruikshank, Linda Scobie, Pierre Gianello
BACKGROUND: Pig islets represent an alternative to the current modes of treatment for patients with diabetes. However, the concerns over pathogen transmission including that of PERV limit their immediate, widespread usage in humans. It has been previously demonstrated that PERV copy number and particularly expression levels can vary considerably between individuals and within different tissues of a single animal. In general, expression levels have been found to be particularly low in the pancreas compared to other porcine tissues suggesting a reduced risk associated with the use of this tissue...
April 26, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444819/antenatal-maternal-hepatitis-b-care-is-a-predictor-of-timely-perinatal-administration-of-hepatitis-b-immunoglobulin
#10
Suong Tt Le, Lukas Sahhar, Stephanie Spring, William Sievert, Anouk T Dev
BACKGROUND: Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B virus continues to occur despite universal recommendations for neonatal immune prophylaxis therapy (IPT) and infant vaccination. AIM: To characterise the risk factors for failure to provide timely IPT and completion of the infant hepatitis B vaccination schedule for children born to mothers with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess compliance with universal guidelines for neonatal IPT for children born to CHB mothers at Monash Health, Australia from 2008 to 2013...
April 26, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444614/combined-gnrh-agonist-and-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-trigger-improves-icsi-cycle-outcomes-in-patients-with-history-of-poor-fertilization
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Rony T Elias, Nigel Pereira, Lisa Artusa, Amelia G Kelly, Monica Pasternak, Jovana P Lekovich, Gianpiero D Palermo, Zev Rosenwaks
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of a combined GnRH-agonist (GnRH-a) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) trigger in improving ICSI cycle outcomes in patients with poor fertilization history after standard hCG trigger in prior ICSI cycles. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. Patients with a fertilization rate of <20% in at least two prior ICSI cycles who subsequently underwent another ICSI cycle with hCG trigger were compared to those who underwent another ICSI cycle with a combined GnRH-a and hCG trigger...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444572/national-health-insurance-subscription-and-maternal-healthcare-utilisation-across-mothers-wealth-status-in-ghana
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Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Raymond Elikplim Kofinti, Francis Appiah
INTRODUCTION: This study is against the backdrop that despite the forty-nine percent decline in Maternal Mortality Rate in Ghana, the situation still remains high averaging 319 per 100,000 live births between 2011 and 2015. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between National Health Insurance and maternal healthcare utilisation across three main wealth quintiles (Poor, Middle and Rich). METHODS: The study employed data from the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey...
December 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444513/in-vitro-fertilization-when-men-women-or-both-partners-are-positive-for-hiv-a-case-control-study
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Pauline Vankerkem, Yannick Manigart, Annick Delvigne, Lieveke Ameye, Deborah Konopnicki, Chloë Shaw-Jackson, Serge Rozenberg, Candice Autin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for couples where one or both partners were positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to matched control couples. METHODS: A matched case-control retrospective study was performed. Data for 104 couples where the woman was HIV-positive; for 90 couples where the man was HIV-positive; and for 33 couples where both partners were HIV-positive were prospectively analyzed in comparison to matched controls treated in our center during the same period...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444475/vertebral-abnormality-without-spine-curvature-deformity-on-prenatal-ultrasonography-sonographic-findings-and-postnatal-radiographic-correlations
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Mi Jin Song, Young-Hwa Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate prenatal US features and postnatal radiographic findings of fetuses with a sonographically detected vertebral abnormality (VA) without spine-curvature deformity (SCD). METHODS: Twenty-six fetuses showing a VA without SCD on prenatal US at our ultrasound center for a 5-year period were retrospectively identified and evaluated for sonographic data and coexisting anomalies. Medical records and postnatal radiographs of all 16 live births were reviewed...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444432/childhood-growth-predicts-higher-bone-mass-and-greater-bone-area-in-early-old-age-findings-among-a-subgroup-of-women-from-the-helsinki-birth-cohort-study
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T M Mikkola, M B von Bonsdorff, C Osmond, M K Salonen, E Kajantie, C Cooper, M J Välimäki, J G Eriksson
We examined the associations between childhood growth and bone properties among women at early old age. Early growth in height predicted greater bone area and higher bone mineral mass. However, information on growth did not improve prediction of bone properties beyond that predicted by body size at early old age. INTRODUCTION: We examined the associations between body size at birth and childhood growth with bone area, bone mineral content (BMC), and areal bone mineral density (aBMD) in early old age...
April 25, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444303/testing-comparability-between-retrospective-life-history-data-and-prospective-birth-cohort-study-data
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Stephen Jivraj, Alissa Goodman, George B Ploubidis, Cesar de Oliveira
Objectives: To determine whether comparable prospective and retrospective data present the same association between childhood and life course exposures and mid-life wellbeing. Method: Prospective data is taken from the 1958 UK National Child Development Study at age 50 in 2008 and earlier sweeps (n = 8,033). Retrospective data is taken from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing at ages 50-55 from a life history interview in 2007 (n = 921). Results: There is a high degree of similarity in the direction of association between childhood exposures that have been prospectively collected in National Child Development Study and retrospectively collected in English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and wellbeing outcomes in mid-life...
April 21, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444286/screening-for-preeclampsia-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
#17
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, William R Phillips, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Preeclampsia affects approximately 4% of pregnancies in the United States. It is the second leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and may lead to serious maternal complications, including stroke, eclampsia, and organ failure. Adverse perinatal outcomes for the fetus and newborn include intrauterine growth restriction, low birth weight, and stillbirth. Many of the complications associated with preeclampsia lead to early induction of labor or cesarean delivery and subsequent preterm birth...
April 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444285/preeclampsia-screening-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
#18
Jillian T Henderson, Jamie H Thompson, Brittany U Burda, Amy Cantor
Importance: Preeclampsia is a complex disease of pregnancy with sometimes serious effects on maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. It is defined by hypertension after 20 weeks' gestation and proteinuria or other evidence of multisystem involvement. Objective: To systematically review the benefits and harms of preeclampsia screening and risk assessment for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases from 1990 through September 1, 2015...
April 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444225/genetic-influence-on-the-sulcal-pits-on-the-origin-of-the-first-cortical-folds
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Yann Le Guen, Guillaume Auzias, François Leroy, Marion Noulhiane, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, Edouard Duchesnay, Jean-François Mangin, Olivier Coulon, Vincent Frouin
The influence of genes on cortical structures has been assessed through various phenotypes. The sulcal pits, which are the putative first cortical folds, have for long been assumed to be under tight genetic control, but this was never quantified. We estimated the pit depth heritability in various brain regions using the high quality and large sample size of the Human Connectome Project pedigree cohort. Analysis of additive genetic variance indicated that their heritability ranges between 0.2 and 0.5 and displays a regional genetic control with an overall symmetric pattern between hemispheres...
April 21, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444191/risks-of-miscarriage-or-preterm-delivery-in-trichorionic-and-dichorionic-triplet-pregnancies-with-embryo-reduction-versus-expectant-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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C Anthoulakis, T Dagklis, A Mamopoulos, A Athanasiadis
STUDY QUESTION: Is pregnancy outcome in triplet pregnancies improved with embryo reduction (ER) to twins compared to expectant management? SUMMARY ANSWER: In trichorionic triplet pregnancies, ER to twins reduces the risk of preterm birth (<34 weeks) without significantly increasing the risk of miscarriage (<24 weeks), whereas in dichorionic triplet pregnancies, the results are inconclusive. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Triplet pregnancies are associated with a high risk of miscarriage and preterm birth...
April 21, 2017: Human Reproduction
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