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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763609/cervical-ripening-balloon-with-and-without-oxytocin-in-multiparas-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alison M Bauer, Justin R Lappen, Kimberly S Gecsi, David N Hackney
BACKGROUND: The optimal method for induction of labor for multiparous women with an unfavorable cervix is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine if induction of labor with simultaneous use of oxytocin and a cervical ripening balloon, compared with sequential use, increases the likelihood of delivery within 24 hours in multiparous women. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a randomized controlled trial between November 2014 and June 2017. Eligible participants were multiparous women with a vertex presenting, non-anomalous singleton gestation ≥ 34 weeks undergoing induction of labor...
May 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756067/concurrent-intraoperative-uterine-rupture-and-placenta-accreta-do-preoperative-chronic-hypertension-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-chorioamnionitis-and-placental-abruption-provide-warning-to-this-rare-occurrence
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M Anthony Cometa, Scott M Wasilko, Adam L Wendling
Uterine and placental pathology can be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the parturient and infant. When presenting alone, placental abruption, uterine rupture, or placenta accreta can result in significant peripartum hemorrhage, requiring aggressive surgical and anesthetic management; however, the presence of multiple concurrent uterine and placental pathologies can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We present the anesthetic management of a parturient who underwent an urgent cesarean delivery for non-reassuring fetal tracing in the setting of chronic hypertension, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and chorioamnionitis who was subsequently found to have placental abruption, uterine rupture, and placenta accreta...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751216/pellino-1-is-a-novel-regulator-of-tnf-and-tlr-signalling-in-human-myometrial-and-amnion-cells
#3
Ratana Lim, Gillian Barker, Martha Lappas
Preterm birth is the primary cause of neonatal deaths and morbidities. Pathological processes causally linked to preterm birth are inflammation and infection. Pellino-1 (Peli1) has previously been found to regulate the inflammatory response in non-gestational tissues in response to toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands and pro-inflammatory cytokines. The aims of this study were to determine the effect of labor on Peli1 expression in myometrium and fetal membranes, and the effect of Peli1 silencing by siRNA (siPELI1) on the production of pro-inflammatory and pro-labor mediators...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742660/management-of-labor-and-delivery-after-fetoscopic-repair-of-an-open-neural-tube-defect
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Jaden R Kohn, Vibha Rao, Allison A Sellner, Dina Sharhan, Jimmy Espinoza, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, William E Whitehead, Michael A Belfort, Magdalena Sanz Cortes
OBJECTIVE: To report labor, delivery, and neonatal outcomes in a cohort of women delivering neonates who had undergone fetoscopic neural tube defect repair. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study from April 2014 to January 2018. All patients met Management of Myelomeningocele Study eligibility criteria. We included patients with completed second-trimester fetoscopic neural tube defect repair (laparotomy, uterine exteriorization, and minimally invasive access through two or three uterine ports) followed by standardized management of labor and delivery at our institution...
May 7, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729635/an-integrative-investigation-of-the-therapeutic-mechanism-of-ainsliaea-fragrans-champ-in-cervicitis-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-based-on-a-rat-plasma-metabolomics-strategy
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Xiaoyong Zhang, Mingzhen He, Shuangxia Lei, Bei Wu, Ting Tan, Hui Ouyang, Wen Xu, Yulin Feng
Cervicitis is an extremely common gynecological disease and can be induced by diverse factors such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Mycoplasma genitalium infections. Long-term unhealed cervicitis may lead to a series of diseases including endometritis, salpingitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and chorioamnionitis. However, the pathogenesis of cervicitis remains unknown. Ainsliaea fragrans Champ. (AFC) has been widely used in clinical treatment of cervicitis. In the present study, we performed an integrative investigation involving histopathology analysis and non-target plasma metabolomics analysis in a cervicitis rat model induced by phenol mucilage, using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with a tandem quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry approach...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715698/antenatal-vitamin-d-preserves-placental-vascular-and-fetal-growth-in-experimental-chorioamnionitis-due-to-intra-amniotic-endotoxin-exposure
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Michael W Cookson, Sharon L Ryan, Gregory J Seedorf, R Blair Dodson, Steve H Abman, Erica W Mandell
BACKGROUND:  Chorioamnionitis (CA) is associated with a high risk for the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) after preterm birth, but mechanisms that increase susceptibility for BPD and strategies to prevent BPD are uncertain. As a model of CA, antenatal intra-amniotic (IA) endotoxin (ETX) exposure alters placental structure, causes fetal growth restriction, increases perinatal mortality, and causes sustained cardiorespiratory abnormalities throughout infancy. Vitamin D (Vit D) has been shown to have both anti-inflammatory and proangiogenic properties...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709093/magnesium-sulfate-differentially-modulates-fetal-membrane-inflammation-in-a-time-dependent-manner
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Sarah N Cross, Rachel A Nelson, Julie A Potter, Errol R Norwitz, Vikki M Abrahams
PROBLEM: Chorioamnionitis and infection-associated inflammation are major causes of preterm birth. Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4 ) is widely used in obstetrics as a tocolytic; however, its mechanism of action is unclear. This study sought to investigate how MgSO4 modulates infection-associated inflammation in fetal membranes (FMs), and whether the response was time dependent. METHOD OF STUDY: Human FM explants were treated with or without bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS); with or without MgSO4 added either: 1 hour before LPS; at the same time as LPS; 1 hour post-LPS; or 2 hours post-LPS...
April 30, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706928/repetitive-neonatal-erythropoietin-and-melatonin-combinatorial-treatment-provides-sustained-repair-of-functional-deficits-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-palsy
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Lauren L Jantzie, Akosua Y Oppong, Fatu S Conteh, Tracylyn R Yellowhair, Joshua Kim, Gabrielle Fink, Adam R Wolin, Frances J Northington, Shenandoah Robinson
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the leading cause of motor impairment for children worldwide and results from perinatal brain injury (PBI). To test novel therapeutics to mitigate deficits from PBI, we developed a rat model of extreme preterm birth (<28 weeks of gestation) that mimics dual intrauterine injury from placental underperfusion and chorioamnionitis. We hypothesized that a sustained postnatal treatment regimen that combines the endogenous neuroreparative agents erythropoietin (EPO) and melatonin (MLT) would mitigate molecular, sensorimotor, and cognitive abnormalities in adults rats following prenatal injury...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695019/duration-of-spontaneous-active-labor-and-perinatal-outcomes-using-contemporary-labor-curves
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Kara K Hoppe, Melissa A Schiff, Thomas J Benedetti, Shani Delaney
OBJECTIVE:  Evaluate the association between spontaneous active labor duration utilizing contemporary labor curves and risk of adverse outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  This is a retrospective cohort study from January 2012 to January 2015. Subjects were nulliparous, 18 to 44 years, with a cephalic, singleton ≥37 weeks in spontaneous labor. Subjects were placed into three subgroups, defined by active labor duration from 6 to 10 cm as less than the median, the median-95th, and >95th percentile based on contemporary labor curves published by Zhang et al...
April 25, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692677/comparative-study-of-obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-live-births-between-poor-and-good-quality-embryo-transfers
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Kozue Akamine, Keiko Mekaru, Keiya Gibo, Chinatsu Nagata, Sugiko Oishi, Maho Miyagi, Chiaki Heshiki, Tadatugu Kinjo, Hitoshi Masamoto, Yoichi Aoki
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of embryo quality on pregnancy outcomes. Methods: This retrospective analysis included 80 live singleton births, resulting from morphologically good-quality embryo transfers, and 25 live singleton births that resulted from morphologically poor-quality embryo transfers between January, 2008 and December, 2014. Cleavage embryos that were graded as ≥2, according to the Veeck classification system, and blastocysts that were graded as ≥3BB, according to the Gardner classification system, were defined as good quality...
April 2018: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689578/peripartum-morbidity-after-cesarean-delivery-for-arrest-of-dilation-at-4-to-5-cm-compared-with-6-to-10-cm
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Joshua D Dahlke, Jeffrey D Sperling, Phinnara Has, Todd R Lovgren, Brendan D Connealy, Dwight J Rouse
OBJECTIVE:  Given that recent consensus guidelines established to decrease cesarean delivery (CD) rates use 6 cm to define the onset of the active phase of labor, our objective was to evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes after CD for the indication of arrest of dilation at 4 to 5 cm compared with ≥ 6 cm. STUDY DESIGN:  We performed a secondary analysis using data from the Maternal Fetal-Medicine Units Network Cesarean Registry. We included nulliparous women with term, singleton, vertex gestations who underwent primary CD for arrest of dilation...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682558/dream-is-involved-in-the-genesis-of-inflammation-induced-prolabour-mediators-in-human-myometrial-and-amnion-cells
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Priyanka Goradia, Ratana Lim, Martha Lappas
Preterm birth is the primary cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Inflammation induces a cascade of events leading to preterm birth by activating nuclear factor- κ B (NF- κ B). In nongestational tissues, downstream regulatory element antagonist modulator (DREAM) regulates NF- κ B activity. Our aims were to analyse DREAM expression in myometrium and fetal membranes obtained at term and preterm and to determine the effect of DREAM inhibition on prolabour mediators in primary myometrial and amnion cells...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682452/extending-the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-sengers-syndrome-congenital-lactic-acidosis-with-synthetic-liver-dysfunction
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David B Beck, Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, Nickie Andescavage, Eyby Leon
Sengers syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive mitochondrial disease characterized by lactic acidosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and bilateral cataracts. We present here a case of neonatal demise, within the first day of life, who initially presented with severe lactic acidosis, with evidence of both chorioamnionitis and cardiogenic shock. Initial metabolic labs demonstrated a severe lactic acidosis prompting genetic testing which revealed a homozygous pathogenic variant for Sengers syndrome in AGK, c.979A >  T; p...
April 13, 2018: Translational Science of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676341/the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-trichomonas-vaginalis-infection-amongst-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-pregnant-women-attending-the-antenatal-clinics-of-a-university-teaching-hospital-in-lagos-south-western-nigeria
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Olaolopin Ijasan, Kehinde Sharafadeen Okunade, Ayodeji Ayotunde Oluwole
Background: Trichomonas vaginalis infection is the most prevalent non-viral sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Interactions between this infection and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may cause adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm labour, premature rupture of membranes, chorioamnionitis, low birth weight and post-abortal sepsis. Aims: This study was aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of T. vaginalis infection amongst HIV-positive pregnant women attending antenatal care at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos, Nigeria...
January 2018: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673373/chorioamnionitis-neuroinflammation-and-injury-timing-is-key-in-the-preterm-ovine-fetus
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Ruth Gussenhoven, Rob J J Westerlaken, Daan R M G Ophelders, Alan H Jobe, Matthew W Kemp, Suhas G Kallapur, Luc J Zimmermann, Per T Sangild, Stanislava Pankratova, Pierre Gressens, Boris W Kramer, Bobbi Fleiss, Tim G A M Wolfs
BACKGROUND: Antenatal infection (i.e., chorioamnionitis) is an important risk factor for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes after preterm birth. Destructive and developmental disturbances of the white matter are hallmarks of preterm brain injury. Understanding the temporal effects of antenatal infection in relation to the onset of neurological injury is crucial for the development of neurotherapeutics for preterm infants. However, these dynamics remain unstudied. METHODS: Time-mated ewes were intra-amniotically injected with lipopolysaccharide at 5, 12, or 24 h or 2, 4, 8, or 15 days before preterm delivery at 125 days gestational age (term ~ 150 days)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642754/daily-gentamicin-using-ideal-body-weight-demonstrates-lower-risk-of-postpartum-endometritis-and-increased-chance-of-successful-outcome-compared-with-traditional-8-hour-dosing-for-the-treatment-of-intrapartum-chorioamnionitis
#16
Daniel Martingano, Audrey Renson, Sharon Rogoff, Shailini Singh, Meera Kesavan Nasir, Juliette Kim, Jeanne Carey
BACKGROUND: Clinical chorioamnionitis complicates approximately 1-4% of pregnancies overall. Although universal agreement does not exist regarding the antibiotic regimen of choice, most studies have evaluated intravenous ampicillin dosed at 2 g every 6 hours plus gentamicin dosed every 8 hours. Only three studies have examined daily gentamicin for the treatment of intrapartum chorioamnionitis and thus is insufficiently investigated. OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to determine whether daily dosing of gentamicin using ideal body weight for the treatment of intrapartum chorioamnionitis is more or equivalently efficacious when compared to traditional 8-hour dosing regimens...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642724/foley-catheter-with-simultaneous-oxytocin-on-labor-induction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Jing Liu, Guang Song, Tao Meng, Lu Ji
OBJECTIVE: It is unclear that whether Foley catheter with simultaneous oxytocin could improve the efficacy of induction outcome. METHOD: To conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies to evaluate the effect of Foley catheter with simultaneous oxytocin on labor induction. PubMed, Embase, and other databases were searched from their inception to July 2017. We included all RCTs comparing Foley catheter with simultaneous oxytocin (i.e. intervention group) with Foley catheter followed by oxytocin (i...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621770/identifying-risk-factors-shared-by-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-severe-retinopathy-and-cystic-periventricular-leukomalacia-in-very-preterm-infants-for-targeted-intervention
#18
Lan-Wan Wang, Yung-Chieh Lin, Shan-Tair Wang, Chao-Ching Huang
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), severe retinopathy of prematurity (sROP), and cystic periventricular leukomalacia (cPVL) are 3 major morbidities with long-term neurodevelopmental impairments in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the strength of associations and identify key risk factors shared by BPD, sROP, and cPVL for targeted intervention. METHODS: We studied the Taiwanese very-preterm-infant registry data on 3,507 infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units and discharged at postmenstrual age ≥36 weeks between 2008 and 2013...
April 5, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614278/progestogens-in-singleton-gestations-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Johanna Quist-Nelson, Pamela Parker, Neggin Mokhtari, Rossana Di Sarno, Gabriele Saccone, Vincenzo Berghella
BACKGROUND: Preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) occurs in 3% of all pregnancies. Neonatal benefit is seen in uninfected women that do not deliver immediately after preterm PROM. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if administration of progestogens in singleton pregnancies prolongs pregnancy after preterm PROM. STUDY DESIGN: Searches were performed in MEDLINE, OVID, Scopus, EMBASE, ClinicalTrials.gov and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials with the use of a combination of keywords and text words related to "progesterone," "progestogen," "prematurity" and "preterm premature rupture of membranes" from inception of databases until January 2018...
March 31, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610829/association-of-histologic-chorioamnionitis-with-perinatal-brain-injury-and-early-childhood-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-among-preterm-neonates
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Daniel Bierstone, Nienke Wagenaar, Dawn L Gano, Ting Guo, Gregory Georgio, Floris Groenendaal, Linda S de Vries, Jojy Varghese, Hannah C Glass, Catherine Chung, Jefferson Terry, Maarten Rijpert, Ruth E Grunau, Anne Synnes, A James Barkovich, Donna M Ferriero, Manon Benders, Vann Chau, Steven P Miller
Importance: Understanding the role of chorioamnionitis, a major factor leading to preterm birth, in the pathogenesis of neonatal brain injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes may help in identifying potentially modifiable perinatal variables affecting brain health and outcomes among children born preterm. Objective: To evaluate whether histologic chorioamnionitis among neonates born very preterm is associated with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and punctate white matter injury (WMI) or with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes during early childhood...
April 2, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
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