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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143647/modelling-stillbirth-mortality-reduction-with-the-lives-saved-tool
#1
Hannah Blencowe, Victoria B Chou, Joy E Lawn, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: The worldwide burden of stillbirths is large, with an estimated 2.6 million babies stillborn in 2015 including 1.3 million dying during labour. The Every Newborn Action Plan set a stillbirth target of ≤12 per 1000 in all countries by 2030. Planning tools will be essential as countries set policy and plan investment to scale up interventions to meet this target. This paper summarises the approach taken for modelling the impact of scaling-up health interventions on stillbirths in the Lives Saved tool (LiST), and potential future refinements...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139276/preventing-stroke-and-assessing-risk-in-women
#2
Tracey Keteepe-Arachi, Sanjay Sharma
Ischaemic stroke is rare in premenopausal women but risk increases with advancing age and doubles in the ten years following the menopause. Up to the age of 75 years men have a 25% higher risk of suffering a stroke compared with women. However, the increased life expectancy of women ultimately results in a higher overall incidence. Twice as many women die from stroke compare with breast cancer. Women with cerebrovascular disease are more likely to present with atypical symptoms than men. Altered mental status (including unresponsiveness, confusion and behavioural change) is the most common nonconventional symptom, and is reported by 23% of women compared with 15% of men...
March 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130667/-pregnant-outcomes-of-multiparae-in-women-with-advanced-age-%C3%A2-35-years-after-the-2008-wenchuan-earthquake
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Jing Fu, Xue-Jiao Li, Hui-Li Zhu, Yong Song, Shi-Yuan Yang, Jing Tan, Guo-Jun Zhou, Wei Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pregnancy outcomes of multiparae in women with advanced age (≥35 yr.) after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. METHODS: Clinical data of 542 pregnant women with prenatal care in Wenchuan during 20082013 were reviewed,comparing preconception conditions,pregnant rates,pregnant complications,and perinatal outcomes between those younger ( n=176) and older ( n=366) than 35 years. RESULTS: In the 542 women,622 conceptions were reported,with 517 deliveries and 522 live births...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129039/combined-diet-and-exercise-interventions-for-preventing-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Emily Shepherd, Judith C Gomersall, Joanna Tieu, Shanshan Han, Caroline A Crowther, Philippa Middleton
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with a wide range of adverse health consequences for women and their infants in the short and long term. With an increasing prevalence of GDM worldwide, there is an urgent need to assess strategies for GDM prevention, such as combined diet and exercise interventions. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was first published in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of diet interventions in combination with exercise interventions for pregnant women for preventing GDM, and associated adverse health consequences for the mother and her infant/child...
November 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126987/endothelial-and-kidney-function-in-women-with-a-history-of-preeclampsia-and-healthy-parous-controls-a-case-control-study
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Veronica A Lopes van Balen, Julia J Spaan, Tom Cornelis, Wieteke M Heidema, Ralph R Scholten, Marc E A Spaanderman
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy related endothelial disease characterized by hypertension and albuminuria. Postpartum endothelial dysfunction often persists in these women. We postulate that in women with a history of PE reduced endothelial dependent vasodilation coincides with attenuated kidney function, as both reflect endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: We assessed endothelial and kidney function in women with a history of PE (n=79) and uncomplicated pregnancies (n=49) at least 4years postpartum...
November 7, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122892/subclinical-first-trimester-renal-abnormalities-are-associated-with-preeclampsia-in-normoalbuminuric-women-with-type-1-diabetes
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Clare B Kelly, Michelle B Hookham, Jeremy Y Yu, Alicia J Jenkins, Alison J Nankervis, Kristian F Hanssen, Satish K Garg, James A Scardo, Samar M Hammad, M Kathryn Menard, Christopher E Aston, Timothy J Lyons
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the utility of tubular (urinary/plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin [NGAL] and urinary kidney injury molecule 1 [KIM-1]) and glomerular (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR]) biomarkers in predicting preeclampsia (PE) in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who were free of microalbuminuria and hypertension at the first trimester. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of T1DM pregnancy...
November 9, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113718/pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-previous-gestational-hypertension-a-cohort-study-to-guide-counselling-and-management
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Diane Nzelu, Dan Dumitrascu-Biris, Katharine F Hunt, Mark Cordina, Nikos A Kametas
OBJECTIVES: In pregnant women with previous gestational hypertension: to compare the prevalence of preeclampsia as defined by the 2001 versus the 2014 International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP) criteria, to determine the rates of fetal growth restriction (FGR) as defined, not only by birthweight centile, but in combination with fetal ultrasound studies and, finally, to determine rates of other related outcomes such as gestational diabetes (GDM) and obstetric cholestasis (OC)...
November 4, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113335/maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-of-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes-a-national-population-study
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Shu-Fu Lin, Chang-Fu Kuo, Meng-Jiun Chiou, Shang-Hung Chang
Pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes is associated with poor maternal and neonatal outcomes. However, the risk of these outcomes has never been evaluated in an Asian national population. In this work, we report the maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnant women with type 1 diabetes in Taiwan. A total of 2,350,339 pregnancy records created between 2001 and 2012 were obtained from the National Health Insurance database and analyzed. Here, 630 pregnancy records were identified in women having type 1 diabetes...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103210/insulin-for-the-treatment-of-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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REVIEW
Julie Brown, Luke Grzeskowiak, Kathryn Williamson, Michelle R Downie, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with short- and long-term complications for the mother and her infant. Women who are unable to maintain their blood glucose concentration within pre-specified treatment targets with diet and lifestyle interventions will require anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies. This review explores the safety and effectiveness of insulin compared with oral anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies, non-pharmacological interventions and insulin regimens...
November 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102596/assessment-of-novel-cardiovascular-biomarkers-in-women-with-a-history-of-recurrent-miscarriage
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M M Wagner, J W Jukema, W Hermes, S le Cessie, C J M de Groot, J A Bakker, J M M van Lith, K W M Bloemenkamp
OBJECTIVES: A history of recurrent miscarriage is associated with future cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to determine novel cardiovascular biomarkers in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage as this might lead to a better understanding of the association. STUDY DESIGN: Women who visited the recurrent miscarriage clinic at Leiden University Medical Centre (between 2000 and 2010), and had three consecutive miscarriages ≤30 years were invited to participate in this follow-up study (between 2012 and 2014)...
October 28, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096631/prediction-of-uncomplicated-pregnancies-in-obese-women-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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Matias C Vieira, Sara L White, Nashita Patel, Paul T Seed, Annette L Briley, Jane Sandall, Paul Welsh, Naveed Sattar, Scott M Nelson, Debbie A Lawlor, Lucilla Poston, Dharmintra Pasupathy
BACKGROUND: All obese pregnant women are considered at equal high risk with respect to complications in pregnancy and birth, and are commonly managed through resource-intensive care pathways. However, the identification of maternal characteristics associated with normal pregnancy outcomes could assist in the management of these pregnancies. The present study aims to identify the factors associated with uncomplicated pregnancy and birth in obese women, and to assess their predictive performance...
November 3, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093561/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-a-strong-risk-factor-for-subsequent-hypertension-5-years-after-delivery
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Asako Mito, Naoko Arata, Dongmei Qiu, Naoko Sakamoto, Atsuko Murashima, Atsuhiro Ichihara, Ryu Matsuoka, Akihiko Sekizawa, Yukihiro Ohya, Michihiro Kitagawa
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are known to be a risk factor for future cardiovascular diseases. In contrast, there is a paucity of data on the not so distant future prognosis of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. In the present study, we evaluated the incidence of the diseases causing cardiovascular problems (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and metabolic syndrome) 5 years after delivery in Japanese women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. We performed a double-cohort study and compared medical conditions between women with and without a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy...
November 2, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091257/are-women-positive-for-the-one-step-but-negative-for-the-two-step-screening-tests-for-gestational-diabetes-at-higher-risk-for-adverse-outcomes
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Claudia Caissutti, Adeeb Khalifeh, Gabriele Saccone, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate if women meeting criteria for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) by the One Step test as per International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria but not by other less strict criteria have adverse pregnancy outcomes compared to GDM negative controls. The primary outcome was the incidence of macrosomia, defined as birth weight >4,000 grams. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from their inception until May 2017...
November 1, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083138/an-early-customized-low-glycaemic-index-diet-prevents-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-overweight-obese-women
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Elisabetta Petrella, Valeria Tamborrino, Lidia DI Cerbo, Isabella Neri, Fabio Facchinetti
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the prescription and follow-up of a behavioral program (customized nutritional advices and a constant physical activity) influences the occurrence of unfavorable maternal/neonatal outcomes among overweight/obese women. METHODS: A case-control study (1:3) included single pregnant women with BMI≥25, enrolled at 1st trimester. Cases (95) were prescribed (by both the dietitian and gynecologist) a low-glycemic index diet with an average intake of 1700/1800 Kcal/day plus 30 minutes walking at least 3 times/week (with four follow-up visits until delivery)...
October 27, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082786/the-mediterranean-diet-adherence-by-pregnant-women-delivering-prematurely-association-with-size-at-birth-and-complications-of-prematurity
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Elisavet Parlapani, Charalampos Agakidis, Thomais Karagiozoglou-Lampoudi, Kosmas Sarafidis, Eleni Agakidou, Apostolos Athanasiadis, Elisavet Diamanti
BACKGROUND: The Mediterranean diet (MD) is associated with decreased risk of metabolic syndrome and gestational diabetes due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties of its components. The aim was to investigate the potential association of MD adherence (MDA) during pregnancy by mothers delivering prematurely, with intrauterine growth as expressed by neonates' anthropometry at birth and complications of prematurity. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: This is a single-center, prospective, observational cohort study of 82 women who delivered preterm singletons at post conceptional age (PCA) ≤ 34 weeks and their live-born neonates...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082782/how-do-maternal-factors-impact-preeclampsia-prediction-in-brazilian-population
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Karina Bilda de Castro Rezende, Antônio José Ledo Alves da Cunha, Cristos Pritsivelis, Edson Chaves Faleiro, Joffre Amim Junior, Rita Guérios Bornia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impacts of maternal risk factors described by the Fetal Medicine Foundation's 2012 algorithm (FMF2012) in a Brazilian population. METHODS: All singleton pregnancies submitted to first-trimester preeclampsia (PE) screening using the FMF2012 algorithm were considered for study inclusion. Maternal factors, recorded via a patient questionnaire, were described and compared between PE outcome groups. A Gaussian regression model was derived to measure the effects of maternal factors, and to identify factors that contributed significantly (p < 0...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081069/different-methods-and-settings-for-glucose-monitoring-for-gestational-diabetes-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Puvaneswary Raman, Emily Shepherd, Therese Dowswell, Philippa Middleton, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing worldwide. Blood glucose monitoring plays a crucial part in maintaining glycaemic control in women with GDM and is generally recommended by healthcare professionals. There are several different methods for monitoring blood glucose which can be carried out in different settings (e.g. at home versus in hospital). OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to compare the effects of different methods and settings for glucose monitoring for women with GDM on maternal and fetal, neonatal, child and adult outcomes, and use and costs of health care...
October 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080721/no-350-hirsutism-evaluation-and-treatment
#18
Kimberly Liu, Tarek Motan, Paul Claman
OBJECTIVES: To review the etiology, evaluation, and treatment of hirsutism. EVALUATION: A thorough history and physical examination plus selected laboratory evaluations will confirm the diagnosis and direct treatment. TREATMENT: Pharmacologic interventions can suppress ovarian or adrenal androgen production and block androgen receptors in the hair follicle. Hair removal methods and lifestyle modifications may improve or hasten the therapeutic response...
November 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077514/obesity-in-women-insights-for-the-clinician
#19
Zujaja Tauqeer, Gricelda Gomez, Fatima Cody Stanford
As a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide, obesity is a disease that is frequently encountered in clinical practice today and requires a range of medical interventions. While obesity affects both men and women across all ages, multiple issues are particularly germane to women's health, particularly as obesity is more prevalent among women than men in the United States and obesity among women of reproductive health relates to the growing issue of childhood obesity. Discussed herein are the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity along with the impact of perinatal obesity on fetal programming...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069258/early-menarche-and-teenager-pregnancy-as-risk-factors-for-morbid-obesity-among-reproductive-age-women-a-case-control-study
#20
Amanda Gonçalves Neves, Karina Tamy Kasawara, Ana Carolina Godoy-Miranda, Flávio Hideki Oshika, Elinton Adami Chaim, Fernanda Garanhani Surita
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate potential risk factors, including non-communicable diseases, for morbid obesity in women between 20 and 49 years of age. METHODS: We performed a case-control study with 110 morbidly obese women and 110 women with adequate weight who were matched by age and with a 1:1 case to control ratio. All women were between 20 to 49 years old and non-menopausal. Possible risk factors were evaluated through a self-report questionnaire assessing socio-demographic, obstetric and gynecological characteristics, presence of non-communicable diseases and habits...
October 2017: Clinics
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