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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526452/gestational-age-at-initiation-of-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-and-recurrent-preterm-birth
#1
Angela Ning, Catherine J Vladutiu, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, William H Goodnight, Tracy A Manuck
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in non-anomalous neonates in the US. Women with a previous early spontaneous PTB are at highest risk for recurrence. Weekly intramuscular 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) reduces the risk of recurrent prematurity. Though current guidelines recommend 17-OHPC initiation between 16-20 weeks', in clinical practice, 17-OHPC is started across a spectrum of gestational ages. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the gestational age at 17-OHPC initiation and recurrent PTB among women a prior spontaneous PTB 16-28 weeks' gestation...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523137/complex-multimodality-central-airway-management-of-aspergillus-pseudomembranous-tracheobronchitis
#2
Samjot Singh Dhillon, Marwan Saoud, Kassem Harris
A 69-year-old woman developed central airway obstruction due to invasive Aspergillus infection resulting in pseudomembranous tracheobronchitis (PTB). Several challenges were encountered in the airway management of this patient including her having relatively smaller airways which were more prone to obstruction by pseudomembranes and made airway interventions difficult. The patient had clinical deterioration in spite of antifungal therapy and bronchoscopic debridement. The multimodality airway techniques included the use of smaller biliary balloons for dilatation, using a hybrid stent to slowly dilate and maintain patency of right main stem and finally the insertion of right secondary carina peripheral Y stent, which resulted in clinical improvement and allowed time for antifungal therapy to take effect...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521257/arsenic-in-drinking-water-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-ohio
#3
Kirsten S Almberg, Mary E Turyk, Rachael M Jones, Kristin Rankin, Sally Freels, Judith M Graber, Leslie T Stayner
BACKGROUND: Arsenic in drinking water has been associated with adverse reproductive outcomes in areas with high levels of naturally occurring arsenic. Less is known about the reproductive effects of arsenic at lower levels. OBJECTIVES: This research examined the association between low-level arsenic in drinking water and small for gestational age (SGA), term low birth weight (term LBW), very low birth weight (VLBW), preterm birth (PTB), and very preterm birth (VPTB) in the state of Ohio...
May 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514830/association-of-maternal-serum-papp-a-levels-nuchal-translucency-and-crown-rump-length-in-first-trimester-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Ashwini Bilagi, Danielle L Burke, Richard D Riley, Ian Mills, Mark D Kilby, R Katie Morris
OBJECTIVE: Are first trimester serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), nuchal translucency (NT) and crown rump length (CRL) prognostic factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes? METHOD: Retrospective cohort women, singleton pregnancies (UK 2011-2015). Unadjusted and multivariable logistic regression, outcomes: small for gestational age (SGA), pre-eclampsia (PE), pre-term birth (PTB), miscarriage, stillbirth, perinatal mortality and neonatal death (NND)...
May 17, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512596/in-vitro-screening-for-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-and-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitors-from-selected-nigerian-medicinal-plants
#5
Yusuf Saidu, Suleiman Alhaji Muhammad, Abdullahi Yahaya Abbas, Andrew Onu, Ibrahim Mohammed Tsado, Luba Muhammad
BACKGROUND/AIM: Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP 1B) and dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV) have been identified as one of the drug targets for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes. This study was designed to screen for PTP 1B and DPP-IV inhibitors from some Nigerian medicinal plants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PTP 1B and DPP-IV drug discovery kits from Enzo Life Sciences were used to investigate in vitro inhibitory effect of crude methanolic extract of 10 plants; Mangifera indica, Moringa oleifera, Acacia nilotica, Arachis hypogaea, Senna nigricans, Azadirachta indica, Calotropis procera, Leptadenia hastata, Ziziphus mauritiana, and Solanum incanum...
April 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507475/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-173-g-c-polymorphism-and-risk-of-tuberculosis-a-meta-analysis
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Mohammad Naderi, Mohammad Hashemi, Hossein Ansari
The aim of the present meta-analysis was to find out the impact of MIF -173 G > C polymorphism on risk of tuberculosis (TB). We conducted a search of case-control studies on the associations of -173 G > C variant of MIF with susceptibility to tuberculosis in PubMed, ISI Web of Science, and Scopus. We extracted the data from eligible studies and achieved a meta-analysis to examine the relationship between MIF -173 G > C polymorphism and the risk of TB. Odds ratios (ORs) with the corresponding 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were pooled to find out the impact of MIF -173G > C promoter polymorphism on TB risk...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506266/impact-of-preterm-birth-on-infant-mortality-for-newborns-with-congenital-heart-defects-the-epicard-population-based-cohort-study
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Enora Laas, Nathalie Lelong, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Damien Bonnet, Lucile Houyel, Jean-François Magny, Thibaut Andrieu, François Goffinet, Babak Khoshnood
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart defects (CHD) and preterm birth (PTB) are major causes of infant mortality. However, limited data exist on risk of mortality associated with PTB for newborns with CHD. Our objective was to assess impact of PTB on risk of infant mortality for newborns with CHD, while taking into account the role of associated anomalies and other potentially confounding factors. METHODS: We used data on 2172 live births from a prospective population-based cohort study of CHD (the EPICARD Study) and compared neonatal, post-neonatal and overall infant mortality for infants born at <32, 32-34 and 35-36 weeks vs...
May 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506215/comparison-of-antibody-responses-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigen-rv0679c-in-tuberculosis-patients-from-the-endemic-and-non-endemic-regions-of-the-beijing-genotype-a-case-control-study
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Jingge Zhao, Takashi Matsuba, Xiaoyan Zhang, Susan Leano, Chie Nakajima, Haorile Chagan-Yasutan, Elizabeth Freda Telan, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Toshio Hattori
BACKGROUND: Strains of the Beijing genotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) are reportedly associated with the virulence of tuberculosis (TB) infection, unfavorable outcomes of anti-TB treatment, and the global TB pandemic. Rv0679c, a hypothetical membrane protein related to host cell invasion, has a Beijing genotype-specific mutation at residue 142 (Asn142Lys). Antigenicity differences between Rv0679c-Asn142 (N-type) and Rv0679c-Lys142 (K-type) have been previously observed in mice antigen-antibody responses...
May 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505290/supraphysiologic-estradiol-is-an-independent-predictor-of-low-birth-weight-in-full-term-singletons-born-after-fresh-embryo-transfer
#9
N Pereira, R T Elias, P J Christos, A C Petrini, K Hancock, J P Lekovich, Z Rosenwaks
STUDY QUESTION: Is supraphysiologic estradiol (E2) an independent predictor of low birth weight (LBW) in singletons born after fresh IVF-embryo transfer (ET) cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our results suggest that E2 > 2500 pg/ml is an independent predictor for LBW in full-term singletons born to normal responder patients undergoing fresh IVF-ET cycles. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The pathogenesis of LBW in IVF singletons remains unknown. However, recent studies have suggested that the hyperestrogenic milieu generated during ovarian stimulation may create a sub-optimal peri-implantation environment, leading to placental dysfunction, and therefore, LBW...
May 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502224/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-paediatric-tuberculosis-an-insight-review
#10
Nityananda Mandal, Parveen Kumar Anand, Subhash Gautam, Shritam Das, Tahziba Hussain
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem, invading all age groups world-wide. It is an opportunistic infection affecting the individuals alone or with co-infections. Childhood TB is a neglected aspect and a significant health problem in epidemic areas. It constitutes more than 20% of TB incidence. Pediatric TB exists in the shadow of adult TB. The clinicians concentrate on pulmonary manifestation of TB, whereas it is a major problem in both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary infections. The rate of infection with this disease is mostly associated with poverty, social disruption and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497897/expression-profile-of-heat-shock-proteins-in-placental-tissues-of-patients-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes-and-spontaneous-preterm-labor-with-intact-membranes
#11
Lenka Dvorakova, Katarina Ivankova, Ladislav Krofta, Ilona Hromadnikova
PROBLEM: Investigating the stress response in the central cotyledon zone of placental tissue in pregnancies with PPROM, PTB, and at term in labor. METHOD OF STUDY: Gene expression of Hsp27, Hsp60, Hsp70, Hsp90, and HspBP1 was compared between these particular groups. Correlation between variables including Hsp gene expression in placental tissue and the gestational age at delivery, WBC count at admission, and serum levels of CRP at admission in patients with PPROM and PTB was determined...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496521/on-chip-fluorescent-labeling-using-reversed-phase-monoliths-and-microchip-electrophoretic-separations-of-selected-preterm-birth-biomarkers
#12
Mukul Sonker, Rui Yang, Vishal Sahore, Suresh Kumar, Adam T Woolley
On-chip preconcentration, purification, and fluorescent labeling are desirable sample preparation steps to achieve complete automation in integrated microfluidic systems. In this work, we developed electrokinetically operated microfluidic devices for solid-phase extraction and fluorescent labeling of preterm birth (PTB) biomarkers. Reversed-phase monoliths based on different acrylate monomers were photopolymerized in cyclic olefin copolymer microdevices and studied for the selective retention and elution of a fluorescent dye and PTB biomarkers...
November 21, 2016: Analytical Methods: Advancing Methods and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492127/obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-with-previous-tuberculosis-pathophysiology-of-a-community-based-cohort
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Brian W Allwood, Rencia Gillespie, Maya Galperin-Aizenberg, Mary Bateman, Helena Olckers, Luis Taborda-Barata, Gregory L Calligaro, Qonita Said-Hartley, Richard Van Zyl-Smit, Christopher B Cooper, Eva Van Rikxoort, Jonathan Goldin, Nulda Beyers, Eric D Bateman
BACKGROUND: An association between chronic airflow limitation (CAL) and a history of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) has been confirmed in epidemiological studies, but the mechanisms responsible for this association are unclear. It is debated whether CAL in this context should be viewed as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or a separate phenotype. OBJECTIVE: To compare lung physiology and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in subjects with CAL and evidence of previous (healed) PTB with those in subjects with smoking-related COPD without evidence of previous PTB...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490508/longer-exposure-to-a-new-refugee-food-ration-is-associated-with-reduced-prevalence-of-small-for-gestational-age-results-from-2-cross-sectional-surveys-on-the-thailand-myanmar-border
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Verena I Carrara, Wolfgang Stuetz, Sue J Lee, Kanlaya Sriprawat, Basi Po, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, François H Nosten, Rose McGready
Background: Despite the high risk of compromised nutrition, evidence of the effect of refugee rations on fetal growth is limited. A new ration containing micronutrient-fortified flour without increased caloric content of the general food basket was introduced to the Maela refugee camp in Thailand, July 2004.Objective: The effect of the length of gestational exposure of the new ration on fetal growth was compared with birth outcomes [small for gestational age (SGA), preterm birth (PTB)].Design: In an observational study in 987 newborns from 1048 prospectively followed antenatal clinic (ANC) attendees enrolled in 2 cross-sectional surveys, exposure was categorized in 2004 according to gestation at the time of commencing the new ration and in 2006 as comprehensive (preconception and pregnancy)...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490246/evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-children-with-presumed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-papua-new-guinea
#15
Sharon Kasa Tom, Henry Welch, Cornelia Kilalang, Nakapi Tefuarani, John Vince, Evelyn Lavu, Karen Johnson, Ruth Magaye, Trevor Duke
BACKGROUND: The Gene Xpert MTB/ RIF assay (Xpert) is used for rapid, simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampicin resistance. This study examined the accuracy of Xpert in children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS: Children admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital with suspected PTB were prospectively enrolled between September 2014 and March 2015. They were classified into probable, possible and TB-unlikely groups...
May 11, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487695/regulatory-t-cells-and-pro-inflammatory-responses-predominate-in-children-with-tuberculosis
#16
Elizabeth Whittaker, Mark Nicol, Heather J Zar, Beate Kampmann
BACKGROUND: Following infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb), children are more susceptible to develop disease particularly extrapulmonary disease than adults. The exact mechanisms required for containment of M.tb are not known, but would be important to identify correlates of protection. OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively analyze key immune responses to mycobacteria between HIV-negative children with extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) compared to children with pulmonary TB (PTB) or healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482725/umbilical-cord-blood-and-maternal-visfatin-pbef-nampt-concentrations-in-preterm-birth-with-and-without-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#17
Tereza Pavlová, Filip Zlámal, Zbyněk Šplíchal, Josef Tomandl, Zuzana Hodická, Pavel Ventruba, Julie Bienertová-Vašků
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to investigate differences in visfatin concentrations between mothers with term and preterm birth (PTB) and between mothers who delivered within 7 days and after more than 7 days following admission for PTB/preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). METHODS: Maternal peripheral blood and cord blood was collected from 56 mothers with PTB (31 with PPROM) and 71 mothers with term delivery (3 with PPROM). RESULTS: Maternal visfatin concentration was significantly higher for given gestational age in PTBs compared to term deliveries (p = 0...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475796/real-life-clinical-practice-of-using-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-thailand
#18
Kamon Kawkitinarong, Gompol Suwanpimolkul, Pairaj Kateruttanakul, Weerawat Manosuthi, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Jiratchaya Sophonphan, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Kiat Ruxrungtham
Background: Delayed diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB are major challenges of TB control in Thailand. This study assessed the practicality of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay in a real-life setting with high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). Methods: This prospective study was conducted at 3 large tertiary care hospitals. Patients who had suspected PTB were enrolled into the study. Expectorated sputum samples were sent for staining, mycobacterial culture, and Xpert MTB/RIF...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475099/vaginal-examination-vs-cervical-length-which-is-superior-in-predicting-preterm-birth
#19
Merav Sharvit, Reut Weiss, Yael Ganor Paz, Keren Tzadikevitch Geffen, Netanella Danielli Miller, Tal Biron-Shental
OBJECTIVE: To compare the predictive value of preterm birth (PTB) by transvaginal sonographic cervical length (CL) measurement to digital examination of the cervix (Bishop score - BS), in patients with premature contractions (PC) and intact membranes. DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel. POPULATION: Women at 24-34 weeks of gestation who were hospitalized with PC and intact membranes...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468653/a-description-of-the-methods-of-the-aspirin-supplementation-for-pregnancy-indicated-risk-reduction-in-nulliparas-aspirin-study
#20
Matthew K Hoffman, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Norman Goco, Marion Koso-Thomas, Menachem Miodovnik, Elizabeth M McClure, Dennis D Wallace, Jennifer J Hemingway-Foday, Antoinette Tshefu, Adrien Lokangaka, Carl L Bose, Elwyn Chomba, Musaku Mwenechanya, Waldemar A Carlo, Ana Garces, Nancy F Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, Sarah Saleem, Robert L Goldenberg, Archana Patel, Patricia L Hibberd, Fabian Esamai, Edward A Liechty, Robert Silver, Richard J Derman
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) remains the leading cause of neonatal mortality and long term disability throughout the world. Though complex in its origins, a growing body of evidence suggests that first trimester administration of low dose aspirin (LDA) may substantially reduce the rate of PTB. METHODS: Hypothesis: LDA initiated in the first trimester reduces the risk of preterm birth. Study Design Type: Prospective randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded multi-national clinical trial conducted in seven low and middle income countries...
May 3, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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