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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899640/status-epilepticus-in-pregnancy-etiology-management-and-clinical-outcomes
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Keni Ravish Rajiv, Ashalatha Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Status epilepticus (SE) in pregnancy carries significant risk to both mother and fetus. There is limited literature available on SE occurring in pregnancy world-over, with majority being from obstetric centers. METHODS: All women who developed SE related to pregnancy (gestation, labor, or puerperium) between January 2000 and December 2016 were included in the study. Data were collected from our SE registry, maintained, and archived in the institute. The variables influencing the maternal and fetal outcome were compared using Student's t-test for continuous variables and Fisher's exact test for discrete variables...
September 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892210/myoma-and-myomectomy-poor-evidence-concern-in-pregnancy
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Giusi Natalia Milazzo, Angelica Catalano, Valentina Badia, Maddalena Mallozzi, Donatella Caserta
AIM: Summarize the results of the many, but often underpowered, studies on pregnancy complicated by myoma or myomectomy. METHODS: Survey of the electronic PubMed database for the last two decades was conducted. We selected reviews, meta-analyses, case series, case reports, clinical studies only with statistical analysis, and guidelines from scientific societies. RESULTS: Delaying childbearing leads to an increased incidence of pregnancy complicated by fibroids or previous myomectomy...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884652/the-incidence-of-pregnancy-related-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Richard H Swartz, Megan L Cayley, Norine Foley, Noor Niyar N Ladhani, Lisa Leffert, Cheryl Bushnell, J A McClure, M Patrice Lindsay
Background Stroke risk is increased during pregnancy, but estimates of pregnancy-related stroke incidence vary widely. Aims A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess the incidence of stroke during pregnancy and the puerperium. Ovid Medline, EMBASE, and ISI Web of Science were searched for studies published between 1990 and January 2017 reporting stroke incidence during pregnancy and postpartum, from defined pregnancy populations. Pooled analyses were conducted using a random effects approach and expressed as an incidence rate per 100,000 pregnancies, with 95% confidence intervals...
October 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864695/pregnancy-physiology-pattern-prediction-study-4p-study-protocol-of-an-observational-cohort-study-collecting-vital-sign-information-to-inform-the-development-of-an-accurate-centile-based-obstetric-early-warning-score
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Fiona Kumar, Jude Kemp, Clare Edwards, Rebecca M Pullon, Lise Loerup, Andreas Triantafyllidis, Dario Salvi, Oliver Gibson, Stephen Gerry, Lucy H MacKillop, Lionel Tarassenko, Peter J Watkinson
INTRODUCTION: Successive confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in the UK have identified an urgent need to develop a national early warning score (EWS) specifically for pregnant or recently pregnant women to aid more timely recognition, referral and treatment of women who are developing life-threatening complications in pregnancy or the puerperium. Although many local EWS are in use in obstetrics, most have been developed heuristically. No current obstetric EWS has defined the thresholds at which an alert should be triggered using evidence-based normal ranges, nor do they reflect the changing physiology that occurs with gestation during pregnancy...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851302/maternal-mortality-audit-in-suriname-between-2010-and-2014-a-reproductive-age-mortality-survey
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Lachmi R Kodan, Kim J C Verschueren, Jos van Roosmalen, Humphrey H H Kanhai, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp
BACKGROUND: The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG-5) aimed to improve maternal health, targeting a maternal mortality ratio (MMR) reduction of 75% between 1990 and 2015. The objective of this study was to identify all maternal deaths in Suriname, determine the extent of underreporting, estimate the reduction, audit the maternal deaths and assess underlying causes and substandard care factors. METHODS: A reproductive age mortality survey was conducted in Suriname (South-American upper-middle income country) between 2010 and 2014 to identify all maternal deaths in the country...
August 29, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800668/-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-risk-stratification-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-pregnancy-and-the-puerperium
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Panagiotis Tsikouras, Georg-Friedrich von Tempelhoff, Werner Rath
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a leading cause of direct maternal deaths in the developed countries. The incidence of VTE has increased significantly during the past two decades. The absolute risk of VTE is estimated 0.6-2.2 per 1000 deliveries. Compared with age-matched non-pregnant women, the daily risk of VTE is increased 7- to 10-fold for antepartum VTE, but it is 15- to 35-fold for postpartum VTE. The incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) during the first 6 weeks postpartum is nearly 15-fold higher compared to the incidence in pregnancy, and remains significantly increased up to 12 weeks postpartum...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782423/maternal-anaemia-after-delivery-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Carola Medina Garrido, Jaime León, Adriana Romaní Vidal
The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of postpartum anaemia and determine the clinical risk factors for this condition to provide a viable alternative to postpartum haemoglobin measurement. In total, 1415 patients at Hospital Universitario del Tajo, Madrid, who underwent postpartum haemoglobin testing were included, and risk factors for having an Hb level <10 g/dl were determined. We found that 29% of the mothers were anaemic, and birth canal lacerations, caesarean delivery, episiotomy and South American origin were identified as the main risk factors for this condition...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770366/management-of-pregnancy-related-issues-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-the-need-for-an-interdisciplinary-approach
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Maria Pia Amato, Antonio Bertolotto, Roberto Brunelli, Paola Cavalla, Benedetta Goretti, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Francesco Patti, Carlo Pozzilli, Leandro Provinciali, Nicola Rizzo, Nicola Strobelt, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Maria Trojano, Giancarlo Comi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system (CNS), most probably autoimmune in origin, usually occurring in young adults with a female/male prevalence of approximately 3:1. Women with MS in the reproductive age may face challenging issues in reconciling the desire for parenthood with their condition, owing to the possible influence both on the ongoing or planned treatment with the possible consequences on the disease course and on the potential negative effects of treatments on foetal and pregnancy outcomes...
August 2, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752697/clinical-features-of-pregnancy-associated-retinal-and-choroidal-diseases-causing-acute-visual-disturbance
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Young Joo Park, Kyu Hyung Park, Se Joon Woo
PURPOSE: To report clinical features of patients with retinal and choroidal diseases presenting with acute visual disturbance during pregnancy. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, patients who developed acute visual loss during pregnancy (including puerperium) and visited a tertiary hospital from July 2007 to June 2015, were recruited by searching electronic medical records. Patients were categorized according to the cause of visual loss. Clinical features and required diagnostic modalities were analyzed in the retinal and choroidal disease group...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748851/insights-into-initial-demyelinating-episodes-of-central-nervous-system-during-puerperium
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Qian Wu, Bo Chen, Na Liu, Yang Hu, Chao Pan, Ping Zhang, Zhou-Ping Tang, Bi-Tao Bu
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory demyelinating disease of central nervous system (CNS) is an inflammatory disease characterized by a high childbearing female predominance. Labor-related alterations for postpartum demyelinating attacks are not entirely clear. This study aimed to summarize clinical features of female patients of reproductive age with initial CNS inflammatory demyelinating attacks during puerperium. METHODS: Fourteen female patients with initial demyelinating events during puerperium between January 2013 and December 2016 were retrospectively studied...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722747/acute-care-hospitalization-of-aboriginal-children-and-youth
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Anne Guèvremont, Gisèle Carrière, Evelyne Bougie, Dafna Kohen
BACKGROUND: Research that has examined Aboriginal children's hospitalization rates at the national level has been limited to analyses of areas with large percentages of Aboriginal residents, rather than of Aboriginal individuals. This study uses linked census and administrative data to describe hospitalization patterns among children and youth aged 0 to 19, by Aboriginal identity, for all provinces and territories except Quebec. DATA AND METHODS: The 2006 Census was linked to the 2006/2007-to-2008/2009 Discharge Abstract Database, which contains hospital records from all acute care facilities (except Quebec)...
July 19, 2017: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670146/prevalence-of-thrombocytopenia-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-service-at-gondar-university-teaching-hospital-in-2014-northwest-ethiopia
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Fikir Asrie, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Zegeye Getaneh
INTRODUCTION: Thrombocytopenia is a common hematologic abnormality during pregnancy. Pregnant women with thrombocytopenia have a higher risk of bleeding excessively during or after childbirth, particularly if they need to have a cesarean section or other surgical intervention during pregnancy, labor or in the puerperium. The main aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of thrombocytopenia among pregnant women attending antenatal care service at Gondar University Hospital, northwest Ethiopia...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654554/baseline-hepatitis-b-virus-titer-predicts-initial-postpartum-hepatic-flare-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Jinfeng Liu, Jing Wang, Caijing Qi, Furong Cao, Zhen Tian, Dandan Guo, Taotao Yan, Qian Li, Shujuan Yang, JianJun Fu, Xianmei Tang, Xiaoni Kou, Na Liu, Zicheng Jiang, Yingren Zhao, Tianyan Chen
BACKGROUND AND GOALS: A series of changes in the immune system occur during pregnancy and puerperium. Currently, we aim to characterize both the natural changes in liver inflammation and its association with hepatitis B viremia during this special period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) gravidas were recruited and followed up to 52 weeks postpartum. Virological and biochemical parameters were assessed throughout the period. RESULTS: A total of 1097 CHB mothers had finished the entire follow-up including 451 accepting telbivudine, 178 accepting tenofovir, and 468 without antiviral therapy...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651564/experiences-of-austrian-mothers-with-mobility-or-sensory-impairments-during-pregnancy-childbirth-and-the-puerperium-a-qualitative-study
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Barbara Schildberger, Christoph Zenzmaier, Martina König-Bachmann
BACKGROUND: Approximately 8% of all women of childbearing age in Austria live with permanent impairments. In everyday life, women with disabilities face various challenges and discrimination, among which the issue of pregnancy and motherhood, in particular, is often considered taboo, and their parenting abilities are doubted. Knowledge in the medical field about the experiences of women with disabilities during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium is limited. METHODS: To investigate the personal meanings and experiences of women with disabilities in regard to pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, in-depth individual, semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten mothers with various mobility or sensory impairments who reside in Austria...
June 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635373/relative-risk-of-hemorrhage-during-pregnancy-in-patients-with-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Janneke van Beijnum, Tim Wilkinson, Heather J Whitaker, Johanna G van der Bom, Ale Algra, W Peter Vandertop, René van den Berg, Patrick A Brouwer, Gabriël Je Rinkel, L Jaap Kappelle, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Catharina Jm Klijn
Background It is unclear whether the risk of bleeding from brain arteriovenous malformations is higher during pregnancy, delivery, or puerperium. We compared occurrence of brain arteriovenous malformation hemorrhage in women during this period with occurrence of hemorrhage outside this period during their fertile years. Methods We included all women with ruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (16-41 years) from a retrospective database of patients with brain arteriovenous malformations in four Dutch university hospitals (n = 95) and from the population-based Scottish Audit of Intracranial Vascular Malformations (n = 44)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622145/clinical-analyses-of-383-cases-with-maternal-cardiac-diseases
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Emine Aydin, Ozgur Ozyuncu, Dila Kasapoglu, Gokcen Orgul, Necla Ozer, Murat Yurdakok, M Sinan Beksac
AIM: To evaluate the pregnancy outcomes of women with heart disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 383 pregnant women with cardiac diseases were examined. The cases were classified according to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification. The distribution of the cases according to class, congenital heart diseases, mean birthweight, mean gestational week at delivery, type of delivery [cesarean section (CS) or vaginal delivery], and cardivascular events (during pregnancy and puerperium) were evaluated...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584315/social-costs-of-loss-in-productivity-related-absenteeism-in-poland
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Agnieszka Genowska, Justyna Fryc, Jarosław Pinkas, Jacek Jamiołkowski, Krystyna Szafraniec, Andrzej Szpak, Iwona Bojar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to estimate indirect costs associated with losses in productivity due to sickness absence among registered workers in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data on sick leave durations in 2013 was obtained from the Social Insurance Institution (SII) (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych - ZUS). Based on the number of assumptions, this data was used for calculating absence durations. The costs of lost productivity were estimated on the basis of the measure of gross value added...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583818/a-multicenter-study-of-1144-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-the-venost-study
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Taskin Duman, Derya Uluduz, Ipek Midi, Hesna Bektas, Yuksel Kablan, Basak K Goksel, Aysel Milanlioglu, Dilek Necioglu Orken, Ufuk Aluclu
BACKGROUND: Based on a number of small observational studies, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis has diverse clinical and imaging features, risk factors, and variable outcome. In a large, multicenter cerebral venous thrombosis (VENOST) study, we sought to more precisely characterize the clinical characteristics of Caucasian patients. METHODS: All data for the VENOST study were collected between the years 2000 and 2015 from the clinical follow-up files. Clinical and radiological characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes were compared in terms of age and sex distribution...
August 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568319/narcolepsy-with-cataplexy-and-pregnancy-a-case-control-study
#19
Elena Calvo-Ferrandiz, Rosa Peraita-Adrados
This was a retrospective case-control study in 25 patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy and 75 women in the control group. Patients completed the questionnaire by Maurovich-Horvat et al. (J. Sleep Res., 2013, 22: 496-512). We personally interviewed 25 patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy using the administered questionnaire regarding conception, pregnancy, delivery, perinatal and breastfeeding periods. Patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy reported 59 pregnancies versus 164 in the control group. In 16 cases (27...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567105/cerebral-haemodynamics-in-early-puerperium-a-prospective-study
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G P Anzola, R Brighenti, M Cobelli, A Giossi, S Mazzucco, S Olivato, E Pari, M P Piras, A Padovani, F Rinaldi, G Turri
AIM: Prospective study on 900 consecutive puerperae to assess normal values and range of the blood flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery in both hemispheres. MATERIAL AND METHOD: M1 and M2 segments of both middle cerebral arteries were assessed in all subjects within 96 hours of delivery. Mean flow velocity was recorded after adjusting for insonation angle. Lindegaard index (LI = middle cerebral artery-Internal Carotid Artery mean flow velocity ratio) was calculated whenever the mean flow velocity exceeded 100 cm/second...
May 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
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