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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535404/placental-inflammation-and-its-relationship-to-cervicovaginal-fetal-fibronectin-in-preterm-birth
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Laura van der Krogt, Alexandra E Ridout, Paul T Seed, Andrew H Shennan
OBJECTIVE: Late miscarriage and preterm birth are frequently thought to be associated with inflammation and infection, although in most cases the underlying cause of early delivery remains unknown. The placenta is the organ that links mother and fetus during pregnancy, and postnatal examination may provide useful information about pathophysiology. The relationship between placental pathological lesions and predictive markers of early delivery has not been explored. We sought to characterize preterm deliveries according to placental pathology and relate these to the performance of reliable predictive markers, fetal fibronectin and cervical length...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532199/determination-of-the-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-in-women-with-gestational-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-to-assess-whether-this-parameter-is-a-possible-prognostic-indicator-of-adverse-fetal-outcome
#2
Ismail Bhorat, Morgan Pillay, Tarylee Reddy
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate if the myocardial performance index (MPI) is altered in fetuses in women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance (GIGT), controlled on diet and whether this parameter is also predictive of adverse outcome in this group, as in poorly controlled gestational diabetes. METHOD: In a prospective cross-sectional study thirty two women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance on diet in the 3(rd) trimester were recruited and matched with 32 women with normal pregnancies (control group)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520682/progress-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-cardiac-manifestations-of-neonatal-lupus
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Peter Izmirly, Amit Saxena, Jill P Buyon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide new insights into pathogenesis, prevention and management of cardiac manifestations of neonatal lupus (cardiac neonatal lupus) and issues pertinent to all anti-SSA/Ro positive individuals of childbearing age. RECENT FINDINGS: Antibody specificity with high risk for cardiac neonatal lupus remains elusive, but high titers of Ro60, Ro52 or Ro52p200 antibodies appear to be required. Varying antibody specificities to the p200 region of Ro52 can induce first-degree block in a rodent model...
May 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514694/the-association-of-prenatal-cocaine-exposure-externalizing-behavior-and-adolescent-substance-use
#4
Sonia Minnes, Meeyoung O Min, June-Yung Kim, Meredith W Francis, Adelaide Lang, Miaoping Wu, Lynn T Singer
Prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE) may increase adolescent substance use through alterations of neurotransmitter systems affecting fetal brain development. The relationship between PCE and substance use at 15 and 17 years was examined. Subjects (365: 186 PCE; 179 non-cocaine exposed (NCE)) supplied biologic and self-report data using the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) and Computerized Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (C-DISC 4) at ages 15 and 17. The relationship between PCE and substance use was assessed using General Estimating Equation (GEE) analyses controlling for confounding factors including violence exposure and preschool lead level...
March 24, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512745/implementation-of-multi-disciplinary-care-reduces-maternal-mortality-in-women-with-sickle-cell-disease-living-in-low-resource-setting
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Eugenia Vicky Asare, Edeghonghon Olayemi, Theodore Boafor, Yvonne Dei-Adomakoh, Enoch Mensah, Harriet Ghansah, Yvonne Osei-Bonsu, Selina Crabbe, Latif Musah, Charles Hayfron-Benjamin, Brittany Covert, Adetola A Kassim, Andra James, Mark Rodeghier, Michael R DeBaun, Samuel A Oppong
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. In women with SCD living in low-resource settings, pregnancy is associated with significantly increased maternal and perinatal mortality rates. We tested the hypothesis that implementing a multidisciplinary obstetric and hematology care team in a low-resource setting would significantly reduce maternal and perinatal mortality rates. We conducted a before-and-after study, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, to evaluate the effect of a multidisciplinary obstetric-hematology care team for women with SCD in a combined SCD-Obstetric Clinic...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503779/normal-amniotic-fluid-volume-across-gestation-comparison-of-statistical-approaches-in-1190-normal-amniotic-fluid-volumes
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Songthip T Ounpraseuth, Everett F Magann, Horace J Spencer, Nader Z Rabie, Adam T Sandlin
AIM: Ultrasound estimation and evaluation of amniotic fluid volume (AFV) is an important component of pregnancy surveillance and fetal well-being. The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast four statistical methods used to construct gestational age-specific reference intervals for the assessment of AFV. METHODS: A total of 1095 normal AFV derived from four studies that measured AFV using dye-dilution or direct measurement at the time of hysterotomy were used to construct reference intervals using polynomial regression, quantile regression, Royston and Wright mean and SD, and Cole's lambda mu sigma (LMS) methods...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462606/perinatal-outcome-in-pregnancy-with-polyhydramnios-in-comparison-with-normal-pregnancy-in-department-of-obstetrics-at-shiraz-university-of-medical-sciences
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Nasrin Asadi, Azadeh Khalili, Zahra Zarei, Arsalan Azimi, Maryam Kasraeian, Leila Forouginia, Ali Reza Salehi, Reza Ravanbod, Sarah Davoodi, Homeira Vafaei
OBJECTIVE: Polyhydraminos can lead to maternal and fetal complication during pregnancy, so diagnosis and management can decrease some perinatal complications. STUDY DESIGN: 114 singleton pregnancies were diagnosed with idiopathic polyhydramnios in the department of obstetrics at Shiraz University of Medical Sciencesbetween January 2000 and January 2011 were compared with 114 normal pregnancies for their perinatal outcome. Variables include birth weight, admission toneonatal intensive care unit (NICU), meconium staining, respiratory distress, fetal death,neonatal death,low 1 minute and 5minute APGAR score, primary cesarean section(C/S), preterm delivery (<37 weeks),postpartum bleeding and placental abruption...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453379/pseudoamniotic-band-syndrome-post-fetal-thoracoamniotic-shunting-for-bilateral-hydrothorax
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Michelle Han, Yalda Afshar, Andrew H Chon, Emily Scibetta, Rashmi Rao, Ramen H Chmait
INTRODUCTION: Pseudoamniotic band syndrome (PABS) occurs iatrogenically after fetal surgery or amniocentesis due to chorioamniotic membrane separation. Separation of the amnion from the chorion can expand to form fibrous amniotic bands that can envelope fetal limbs or the umbilical cord, with consequences ranging from limb constriction to fetal demise. CASE REPORT: We report a case of bilateral fetal pleural effusions at 27 weeks' gestation treated by bilateral thoracoamniotic shunts...
April 28, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446117/prevalence-of-microcephaly-in-an-australian-population-based-birth-defects-register-1980-2015
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Michele Hansen, Paul K Armstrong, Carol Bower, Gareth S Baynam
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and characteristics of microcephaly in a geographically defined Australian population. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Descriptive epidemiological study of microcephaly cases ascertained by the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies, 1980-2015, defining microcephaly as an occipito-frontal head circumference below the third percentile or more than two standard deviations below the mean sex- and age-appropriate distribution curve...
May 1, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444780/fetal-brain-injury-in-complicated-monochorionic-pregnancies-diagnostic-yield-of-prenatal-mri-following-surveillance-ultrasound-and-influence-on-prognostic-counselling
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Alice Robinson, Mark Teoh, Andrew Edwards, Michael Fahey, Stacy Goergen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the additional diagnostic information provided by prenatal (fetal) magnetic resonance imaging (pMRI) following tertiary ultrasound (US) for fetal cranial abnormalities in complicated monochorionic gestations (cMCGs) METHODS: Women with cMCGs complicated by twin - twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), co-twin demise (CD), selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR), and / or twin anemia - polycythemia sequence (TAPS) who were referred for pMRI after tertiary US were included...
April 26, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419500/antepartum-management-and-obstetric-outcomes-among-pregnancies-with-down-syndrome-from-diagnosis-to-delivery
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Stephanie H Guseh, Sarah E Little, Katherine Bennett, Virginia Silva, Louise E Wilkins-Haug
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the obstetric care of an ongoing pregnancy with trisomy 21. We sought to ascertain an obstetric profile for pregnancies with Down syndrome to help guide antenatal management. METHOD: Pregnancies managed for delivery with trisomy 21 between 2003 and 2014 were analyzed. We reviewed demographic data, diagnostic testing, antenatal surveillance, obstetrics outcomes, and placental pathology. T-test, chi-square, and Fisher correction were used as indicated...
April 17, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401605/prediction-of-delivering-a-small-for-gestational-age-infant-and-adverse-perinatal-outcome-in-women-with-suspected-pre-eclampsia
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Melanie Griffin, Paul T Seed, Suzy Duckworth, Robyn North, Jenny Myers, Lucy Mackillop, Nigel Simpson, Jason Waugh, Dilly Anumba, Louise C Kenny, Christopher W G Redman, Andrew H Shennan, Lucy C Chappell
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the test performance of 47 biomarkers and ultrasound parameters to predict subsequent delivery of an SGA infant and adverse perinatal outcome in women presenting with suspected preeclampsia. METHODS: In a prospective, multicentre observational study, 47 biomarkers and ultrasound parameters were measured in 397 women presenting with suspected preterm preeclampsia, with the objective of evaluating them as predictors of subsequent delivery of an SGA infant and adverse perinatal outcome...
April 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370345/accuracy-of-birth-certificate-data-for-classifying-preterm-birth
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Molly J Stout, George A Macones, Methodius G Tuuli
BACKGROUND: Classifying preterm birth as spontaneous or indicated is critical both for clinical care and research, yet the accuracy of classification based on different data sources is unclear. We examined the accuracy of preterm birth classification as spontaneous or indicated based on birth certificate data. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 123 birth certificates from preterm births in Missouri. Correct classification of spontaneous or indicated preterm birth subtype was based on multi-provider (RN, MFM Fellow, MFM attending) consensus after full medical record review...
April 3, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364018/ultrasound-detection-of-altered-placental-vascular-morphology-based-on-hemodynamic-pulse-wave-reflection
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Anum Rahman, Yu-Qing Zhou, Yohan Yee, Jun Dazai, Lindsay S Cahill, John Kingdom, Christopher K Macgowan, John G Sled
Abnormally pulsatile umbilical artery (UA) Doppler ultrasound velocity waveforms are a hallmark of severe or early onset placental-mediated intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), whereas milder late onset IUGR pregnancies typically have normal UA pulsatility. The diagnostic utility of these waveforms to detect placental pathology is thus limited and hampered by factors outside of the placental circulation, including fetal cardiac output. In view of these limitations, we hypothesized that these Doppler waveforms could be more clearly understood as a reflection phenomenon and that a reflected pulse pressure wave is present in the UA that originates from the placenta and propagates backward along the UA...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358798/screening-for-excessive-alcohol-use-and-brief-counseling-of-adults-17-states-and-the-district-of-columbia-2014
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Lela R McKnight-Eily, Catherine A Okoro, Roberto Mejia, Clark H Denny, John Higgins-Biddle, Dan Hungerford, Dafna Kanny, Joseph E Sniezek
Excessive and/or risky alcohol use* resulted in $249 billion in economic costs in 2010 (1) and >88,000 deaths in the United States every year from 2006 to 2010 (2). It is associated with birth defects and disabilities (e.g., fetal alcohol spectrum disorders [FASDs]), increases in chronic diseases (e.g., heart disease and breast cancer), and injuries and violence (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, suicide, and homicide).(†) Since 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended alcohol misuse screening and brief counseling (also known as alcohol screening and brief intervention or ASBI) for adults aged ≥18 years (3)...
March 31, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349516/outcomes-and-predictive-tests-from-a-dedicated-specialist-clinic-for-women-at-high-risk-of-preterm-labour-a-ten-year-audit
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Kelly Hughes, Shirlene Sim, Alina Roman, Kasia Michalak, Stefan Kane, Penelope Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth continues to be a major cause of infant morbidity and mortality worldwide, but advances have recently been made in its prediction and prevention. A short cervix (<25 mm) in the second trimester on transvaginal ultrasound scan and fetal fibronectin are important predictive tests. For over ten years, the Preterm Labour Clinic at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia has provided care for women at high risk of preterm birth, including those with a previous preterm birth, previous cervical surgery, uterine malformation or incidental finding of short cervix at routine ultrasound...
March 28, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343177/gaps-in-obstetric-care-processes-we-can-only-improve-what-is-being-measured
#17
Charlotte Millde Luthander, Hans Järnbert Pettersson, Ulf Högberg, Sophie Berglund, Charlotta Grunewald
A multifaceted intervention at all six obstetric units in the Stockholm Health Region was performed in 2008-2011 in order to increase safety for the newborn infants. Case-controlled criterion-based reviews of care processes during labor and delivery have been used to assess factors associated with suboptimal care during labor and delivery. Categories of increased risk of adverse outcome during labor and delivery were defined. Cases with low Apgar scores and healthy controls were scrutinized and compared to data from a study with an identical design performed before the intervention...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328414/antenatal-fetal-surveillance-multiple-choice-answers-for-vol-39
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February 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326962/intrauterine-fetal-death-with-vanishing-gastroschisis-and-post-mortem-examination-findings
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Alexandra Frances Jolley, Elizabeth Jane Beare, Jeremy Granger, Catherine Lucy Cord-Udy, Peter Muller, Lynette Moore
We present a severe case of vanishing gastroschisis resulting in intrauterine death with post mortem examination findings. Gastroschisis is defined as a full thickness paraumbilical abdominal wall defect associated with evisceration of fetal intestine. It is almost always right-sided. Vanishing gastroschisis is an extremely rare form of gastroschisis that results in short bowel syndrome due to exteriorized bowel disconnected from the lumen of the rest of the bowel proximally as well as distally in association with partial or complete closure of the abdominal wall...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301888/geburtshilfe-an%C3%A3-sthesie-bei-fetaler-chirurgie
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Emmanuel Schneck, Christian Koch, Christoph Arens, Rainer Schürg, Thomas Zajonz, Anastasiia Khaleeva, Thomas Kohl, Markus A Weigand, Michael Sander
Due to the responsibility for the mother and the unborn child, fetal surgery represents a challenging task for the anesthesiologist. Maternal changes during pregnancy have to be considered as well as the fetal physiology and the surgeon's needs. Main principles of the anesthesiological management of fetal surgery include the stabilization of the mean arterial pressure in order to preserve a sufficient placental blood flow, sustainment of an adequate oxygenation and ventilation as well as thorough temperature surveillance...
March 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
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