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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343146/induction-of-labor-in-cases-of-late-preterm-isolated-oligohydramnios-is-it-justified
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Noa A Brzezinski-Sinai, Moshe Stavsky, Tal Rafaeli-Yehudai, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Isaac Brzezinski-Sinai, Majdi Imterat, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Offer Erez
OBJECTIVES: To analyze in a retrospective cohort study the outcomes of pregnancies with isolated oligohydramnios at the late preterm period (34-36.6 weeks of gestation). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included three groups of women: 1) Women with isolated oligohydramnios whose pregnancy was managed conservatively (n = 33 births); 2) women with isolated oligohydramnios who were managed actively (ie induction of labor) (n = 111 births); and 3) a control group including women with normal amount of amniotic fluid who had a spontaneous late preterm delivery (n = 10 445 births)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328041/von-willebrand-factor-immunohistochemical-staining-quantitative-optical-density-parameters-in-the-endothelium-and-fibrinoid-of-the-placenta-during-secundines-inflammation-and-concomitant-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-gravidas
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V Ilika, I Davydenko
The aim of the research was to set the optical density quantitative parameters of the von Willebrand factor immunohistochemical staining (vWF) in the endothelium and fibrinoid of the placenta during the secundines inflammation concomitant with iron deficiency anemia in gravidas. The total number of 198 placentas was studied. The immunohistochemical technique was performed using the visualization of the primary antibodies to vWF with a diaminobenzidine dye polymer system. The optical density of the histochemical staining was measured by means of computer microdensitometry after the digital copies of the images had been obtained...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324621/immediate-delivery-compared-with-expectant-management-in-late-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes-an-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis
#3
Johanna Quist-Nelson, Annemijn A de Ruigh, Anna Lene Seidler, David P van der Ham, Christine Willekes, Vincenzo Berghella, Eva Pajkrt, Jillian Patterson, David Espinoza, Jonathan Morris, Ben Mol, Lisa Askie
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of immediate delivery an expectant management among women whose pregnancies were complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) in the late preterm period (from 34 0/7 weeks until 36 6/7 weeks of gestation). DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Scopus, ClinicalTrials.gov, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from inception until December 2016. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: We included all randomized controlled trials with individual participant data reporting on late preterm PROM with randomization to immediate delivery or expectant management...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320516/impact-of-mode-of-delivery-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-premature-rupture-of-membranes-after-28-weeks-of-gestation-in-a-low-resource-setting-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Herbert Kayiga, Felicia Lester, Pauline Mary Amuge, Josaphat Byamugisha, Amy Meg Autry
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in low-resource settings, the preferred mode of delivery remains unclear. We compared the perinatal mortality in a prospective cohort of women with PROM after 28 weeks following vaginal or caesarean delivery at Mulago Hospital with the aim of adopting evidence based practice and improving patient care. METHODS: Between November 2015 and May 2016, 1455 women with PROM after 28 weeks of gestation and their newborns were prospectively followed from admission to discharge at Mulago Hospital...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315994/prediction-of-histological-chorioamnionitis-and-neonatal-and-infantile-outcomes-using-procalcitonin-in-the-umbilical-cord-blood-and-amniotic-fluid-at-birth
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Takashi Horinouchi, Toshiyuki Yoshizato, Yutaka Kozuma, Takaaki Shinagawa, Megumi Muto, Tsuyoshi Yamasaki, Daizo Hori, Kimio Ushijima
AIM: We aimed to clarify the usefulness of procalcitonin (PCT) in the evaluation of histological chorioamnionitis (CAM) and in the prediction of neonatal and infantile outcomes as a reference of interleukin-6 (IL-6). METHODS: Subjects were 36 singleton pregnant women delivered at 22-37 weeks' gestation due to threatened premature delivery and/or preterm premature rupture of membranes. Cases were classified into the CAM and non-CAM groups, according to Blanc's criteria...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301489/intrapartum-fetal-deaths-and-unexpected-neonatal-deaths-in-the-republic-of-ireland-2011-2014-a-descriptive-study
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K McNamara, K O'Donoghue, R A Greene
BACKGROUND: Intrapartum fetal death, the death of a fetus during labour, is a tragic outcome of pregnancy. The intrapartum death rate of a country is reflective of the care received by mothers and babies in labour and it is through analysing these cases that good aspects of care, as well as areas for improvement can be identified. Investigating unexpected neonatal deaths that may be associated with an intrapartum event is also helpful to fully appraise intrapartum care. This is a descriptive study of intrapartum fetal deaths and unexpected neonatal deaths in Ireland from 2011 to 2014...
January 4, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298856/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-in-extremely-preterm-infants-a-japanese-cohort-study
#7
Hidehiko Nakanishi, Hideyo Suenaga, Atsushi Uchiyama, Satoshi Kusuda
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in extremely preterm infants and its impact on neurodevelopmental outcomes at 3 years of age. DESIGN: A retrospective multicentre cohort study. SETTINGS: 202 tertiary perinatal centres registered in the Neonatal Research Network of Japan (NRNJ). PATIENTS: Infants born at <28 weeks of gestational age (GA), between 2003 and 2012, were extracted from tertiary perinatal centres participating in NRNJ...
January 3, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284278/implementation-and-evaluation-of-the-early-onset-sepsis-risk-calculator-in-a-high-risk-university-nursery
#8
Jessica B Beavers, Shasha Bai, Jennifer Perry, Jordan Simpson, Sara Peeples
There is growing interest in the Kaiser early-onset sepsis (EOS) risk calculator though institutions are hesitant to deviate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and implement this in their hospitals. We describe the process of implementing routine use of the risk calculator in term and late preterm newborns delivered to mothers with chorioamnionitis in a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A retrospective chart review of infants delivered to mothers with chorioamnionitis from 2011 to 2014 was performed...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280532/sludge-reflects-intra-amniotic-inflammation-with-or-without-microorganisms
#9
Noriko Yoneda, Satoshi Yoneda, Hideki Niimi, Masami Ito, Kaori Fukuta, Tomohiro Ueno, Mika Ito, Arihiro Shiozaki, Mika Kigawa, Isao Kitajima, Shigeru Saito
PROBLEM: To investigate whether amniotic fluid (AF) "sludge" in patients with preterm labor (PTL) with intact membranes is related to intra-amniotic infection or inflammation. METHOD OF STUDY: 105 PTL patients before 29 weeks' gestation were enrolled. AF "sludge" was evaluated by transvaginal sonography. Microorganisms were identified in AF by our newly established PCR method using a eukaryote-made thermostable DNA polymerase. RESULTS: AF "sludge" was present in 18...
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276066/-outcome-of-in-utero-transfusion-in-case-of-f%C3%A5-tomaternal-red-blood-cell-incompatibility
#10
G Ducellier-Azzola, M Pontvianne, A S Weingertner, M Kohler, B Viville, M Weil, N Sananès, R Favre
OBJECTIVE: Erythrocyte allo-immunization's rate has decreased but without adapted treatment the prognosis is still poor. The aim of our study was to evaluate the fetal prognosis, the complication's rate and the risk factors of complications of the intrauterine transfusion. METHODS: Retrospective study about 37 fetus and 86 intrauterine transfusions between 2001 and 2017. Our main criterion in judging was the occurrence of procedure related complications: premature membrane rupture or premature delivery within seven days from the procedure, chorioamnionitis, abnormal fetal heart rate indicating an emergency ceasarean section within the 24hours from the procedure, in utero death or neonatal death related to the procedure...
December 21, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275925/utility-of-early-onset-sepsis-risk-calculator-for-neonates-born-to-mothers-with-chorioamnionitis
#11
David Carola, Mansi Vasconcellos, Amy Sloane, Dorothy McElwee, Caroline Edwards, Jay Greenspan, Zubair H Aghai
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of the early-onset sepsis (EOS) risk calculator in a cohort of neonates born to mothers with clinical chorioamnionitis, and to compare the diagnostic utility of the EOS calculator, clinical signs, and laboratory evaluations for correctly identifying EOS in this cohort. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study of neonates born at ≥35 weeks of gestation to mothers with chorioamnionitis. The risk and management categories for all neonates were calculated using the EOS calculator, and these results were analyzed and compared with laboratory data and clinical signs...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249732/histological-chorioamnionitis-as-a-risk-factor-for-preterm-birth-without-disturbing-fetal-heart-rate-a-case-control-study
#12
Hyo Kyozuka, Syun Yasuda, Tsuyoshi Hiraiwa, Makiho Ishibashi, Katsuhiko Kato, Keiya Fujimori
Histological chorioamnionitis (CAM) is one form of intrauterine inflammation that is often seen in cases of preterm birth and are usually confirmed based on pathological examination after delivery. Histological CAM is related to significant neonatal morbidity and mortality; however, its etiology is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the risk factors for histological CAM, using medical background, including fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns in preterm birth cases. The preterm birth cases delivered between 28 and 36 weeks were categorized into two groups according to the presence of histological CAM...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243317/il-17-in-neonatal-health-and-disease
#13
Shelley M Lawrence, Jessica Lauren Ruoss, James L Wynn
Over the last few years, scientific interest in the cytokine IL-17A has intensified as its role in human health and disease has been elucidated. Discovered almost a quarter century ago, IL-17A is known to have poor biologic activity when acting alone, but attains robust actions when working synergistically with potent mediators of proinflammatory immune responses, such as IL-6 and IL-8. IL-17A is produced by specialized innate immune cells that protect host barriers from the outside world. Like sentries, these innate immune cells can "sound the alarm" through increased production of IL-17A, causing activation and recruitment of primed neutrophils and monocytes when pathogens escape initial host defenses...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242571/divergent-risk-factors-for-cerebellar-and-intraventricular-hemorrhage
#14
Zachary A Vesoulis, Maja Herco, Amit M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: To identify whether intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and cerebellar hemorrhage (CH) have common or divergent risk factors. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional cohort of infants including all infants born <30 weeks from 2007 to 2016. Comprehensive perinatal and clinical factors were extracted from the medical record. Outborn infants, infants with major congenital anomaly, those transferred prior to discharge, and those with mixed or no brain injury were excluded...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242415/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-neonates-in-a-level-iii-neonatal-unit-in-india
#15
Savita Bhunwal, Kanya Mukhopadhyay, Shalmoli Bhattacharya, Pranab Dey, Lakhbir Kaur Dhaliwal
OBJECTIVE: To find out the incidence and associations of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm neonates. DESIGN: Prospective, observational. METHODS: All consecutively born neonates <33 weeks gestation requiring oxygen or respiratory support first 3 days of life were enrolled from a level III neonatal unit in Chandigarh, India. Those with malformations were excluded. Placenta was examined for histological chorioamnionitis in preterm rupture of membranes and/or preterm spontaneous onset of labour...
December 14, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234642/ureaplasma-species-differentially-modulate-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-responses-in-newborn-and-adult-human-monocytes-pushing-the-state-toward-pro-inflammation
#16
Kirsten Glaser, Christine Silwedel, Markus Fehrholz, Ana M Waaga-Gasser, Birgit Henrich, Heike Claus, Christian P Speer
Background:Ureaplasma species have been associated with chorioamnionitis and preterm birth and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of neonatal short and long-term morbidity. However, being mostly commensal bacteria, controversy remains on the pro-inflammatory capacity of Ureaplasma. Discussions are ongoing on the incidence and impact of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal infection. The present study addressed the impact of Ureaplasma isolates on monocyte-driven inflammation. Methods: Cord blood monocytes of term neonates and adult monocytes, either native or LPS-primed, were cultured with Ureaplasma urealyticum (U...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234596/exploring-the-multiple-hit-hypothesis-of-preterm-white-matter-damage-using-diffusion-mri
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Madeleine L Barnett, Nora Tusor, Gareth Ball, Andrew Chew, Shona Falconer, Paul Aljabar, Jessica A Kimpton, Nigel Kennea, Mary Rutherford, A David Edwards, Serena J Counsell
Background: Preterm infants are at high risk of diffuse white matter injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome. The multiple hit hypothesis suggests that the risk of white matter injury increases with cumulative exposure to multiple perinatal risk factors. Our aim was to test this hypothesis in a large cohort of preterm infants using diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI). Methods: We studied 491 infants (52% male) without focal destructive brain lesions born at < 34 weeks, who underwent structural and dMRI at a specialist Neonatal Imaging Centre...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219889/the-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-for-detecting-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis
#18
Emrah Can, Şahin Hamilcikan, Ceren Can
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between neonate early-onset sepsis (EOS) and the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) of term neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted with term neonates diagnosed with EOS compared with 44 healthy controls. Exclusion criteria were prematurity, postmaturity, small or large for gestational age according to week of pregnancy, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, chorioamnionitis, congenital major anomalies, and cyanotic congenital heart disease...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215519/foley-plus-oxytocin-compared-with-oxytocin-for-induction-after-membrane-rupture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Dhanya Mackeen, Danielle E Durie, Monique Lin, Christopher K Huls, Emma Qureshey, Michael J Paglia, Haiyan Sun, Anthony Sciscione
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of a transcervical Foley catheter plus oxytocin infusion compared with oxytocin infusion alone for labor induction and cervical ripening in women 34 weeks of gestation or greater with prelabor rupture of membranes. METHODS: This is a randomized, multicenter trial of women with a live, singleton gestation at 34 weeks of gestation or greater with prelabor rupture of membranes, an unfavorable cervical examination (less than 2 cm or 80% effaced), and no contraindication to labor...
January 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215514/misoprostol-with-foley-bulb-compared-with-misoprostol-alone-for-cervical-ripening-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Zainab Al-Ibraheemi, Lois Brustman, Brianne E Bimson, Natalie Porat, Barak Rosenn
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that cervical ripening using a combination of misoprostol and a transcervical Foley bulb leads to delivery within a shorter time compared with misoprostol alone. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was offered to women admitted for cervical ripening. Inclusion criteria were gestational age 37 weeks or greater with intact membranes, singleton fetus, cephalic presentation, and Bishop score 6 or less. Exclusion criteria included, among others, prior uterine surgery, ruptured membranes, and any contraindication to vaginal delivery...
January 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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