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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716915/prostaglandin-dehydrogenase-is-a-target-for-successful-induction-of-cervical-ripening
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Annavarapu Hari Kishore, Hanquan Liang, Mohammed Kanchwala, Chao Xing, Thota Ganesh, Yucel Akgul, Bruce Posner, Joseph M Ready, Sanford D Markowitz, Ruth Ann Word
The cervix represents a formidable structural barrier for successful induction of labor. Approximately 10% of pregnancies undergo induction of cervical ripening and labor with prostaglandin (PG) E2 or PGE analogs, often requiring many hours of hospitalization and monitoring. On the other hand, preterm cervical ripening in the second trimester predicts preterm birth. The regulatory mechanisms of this paradoxical function of the cervix are unknown. Here, we show that PGE2 uses cell-specific EP2 receptor-mediated increases in Ca(2+) to dephosphorylate and translocate histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) to the nucleus for repression of 15-hydroxy prostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH)...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706170/-multiple-factors-in-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy-on-preterm-labor-symptoms-and-preterm-birth
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Jeung Im Kim, Mi Ock Cho, Gyu Yeon Choi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of various factors on preterm labor symptoms (PLS) and preterm birth (PB). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 193 women in the second stage of pregnancy. Multiple characteristics including body mass index (BMI), smoking, and pregnancy complications were collected through a self-report questionnaire. Pregnancy stress and PLS were each measured with a related scale. Cervical length and birth outcome were evaluated from medical charts...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700642/bacterial-communities-found-in-placental-tissues-are-associated-with-severe-chorioamnionitis-and-adverse-birth-outcomes
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Ronan M Doyle, Kathryn Harris, Steve Kamiza, Ulla Harjunmaa, Ulla Ashorn, Minyanga Nkhoma, Kathryn G Dewey, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn, Nigel Klein
Preterm birth is a major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Bacterial infection and the subsequent inflammatory response are recognised as an important cause of preterm birth. It is hypothesised that these organisms ascend the cervical canal, colonise placental tissues, cause chorioamnionitis and in severe cases infect amniotic fluid and the foetus. However, the presence of bacteria within the intrauterine cavity does not always precede chorioamnionitis or preterm birth. Whereas previous studies observing the types of bacteria present have been limited in size and the specificity of a few predetermined organisms, in this study we characterised bacteria found in placental tissues from a cohort of 1391 women in rural Malawi using 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651447/the-association-between-fetal-fibronectin-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-twin-pregnancies-with-a-shortened-cervical-length
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Kathy C Matthews, Simi Gupta, Jennifer Lam-Rachlin, Daniel H Saltzman, Andrei Rebarber, Nathan S Fox
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association between a positive fetal fibronectin (fFN) and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in twin pregnancies with a shortened cervical length (CL). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of asymptomatic twin pregnancies managed by a single MFM practice from 2005-2016. We included all women with a shortened CL ≤25 mm at 22-28 weeks, and compared outcomes between women with a positive and negative fFN result. RESULTS: One hundred fifty-five patients were included, 129 (83...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639717/a-prospective-study-on-transvaginal-ultrasound-of-cervical-length-cl-in-the-first-and-second-trimester-in-a-low-risk-population
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C B Wulff, L Rode, S Rosthøj, E Hoseth, O B Petersen, A Tabor
OBJECTIVES: To assess cervical length (CL) longitudinally in the first and second trimester and to determine the proportion of women with a short CL. Further, to assess if women with a short CL at 19-24 weeks could be identified at the combined first-trimester screening (cFTS) at 11-14 weeks in relation to a potential implementation of CL screening in the Danish population. METHODS: We recruited singleton pregnant women attending the combined first-trimester screening from 1 November 2013 to 1 December 2014 to a longitudinal prospective study at three University Hospitals in Denmark...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639273/a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-pregnancy-outcomes-after-emergency-cerclage-for-cervical-insufficiency
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Sheng Wang, Ling Feng
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and perinatal outcomes after emergency cerclage with those after elective cerclage. METHODS: In a retrospective review, data were assessed from women with a viable singleton pregnancy who underwent elective or emergency cerclage for cervical insufficiency at the Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China, between January 2010 and July 2015. Subgroup analyses based on cervical length (CL; ≤15, 15-25, and 25-30 mm) were also conducted among women undergoing emergency cerclage...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612286/placental-and-maternal-serum-activin-a-in-spontaneous-and-induced-labor-in-late-term-pregnancy
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L Funghi, M Torricelli, R Novembri, S Vannuccini, G Cevenini, M Di Tommaso, F M Severi, F Petraglia
PURPOSE: Feto-placental unit represents an important source of activin A, a member of transforming growth factors-β involved in the mechanisms of labor. No evidences are available on activin A in pregnancies beyond 41 weeks of gestation, where induction of labor is often required. The present study aimed to evaluate activin A maternal serum levels and placental mRNA expression in term and late-term pregnancy, with spontaneous or induced labor, and its possible role to predict the response to labor induction...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600035/predictors-of-perinatal-outcomes-and-economic-costs-for-late-term-induction-of-labour
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Daniel Oros, Raquel Garcia-Simon, Jesús Clemente, Ernesto Fabre, Manuel Angel Romero, Antonio Montañes
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to predict the perinatal outcomes and costs of health services following labour induction for late-term pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 245 women who underwent labour induction during their 41st week of gestation. The cervical condition was assessed upon admission using the Bishop score and ultrasound cervical length measurements. We estimated the direct costs of labour induction, and a predictive model for perinatal outcomes was constructed using the decision tree analysis algorithm and a logit model...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594783/progestogens-for-maintenance-tocolysis-in-women-with-a-short-cervix-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fabio Facchinetti, Patrizia Vergani, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Luca Marozio, Barbara Acaia, Roberto Vicini, Lucrezia Pignatti, Anna Locatelli, Marina Spitaleri, Chiara Benedetto, Barbara Zaina, Roberto DʼAmico
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of progestogens for maintenance tocolysis in women undelivered after their first preterm labor episode. METHODS: Women with singleton pregnancies between 22 0/7 and 31 6/7 weeks of gestation with arrested preterm labor and a cervical length 25 mm or less at hospital discharge were eligible. Patients with a previous preterm birth were excluded. In a randomized controlled trial conducted in five university hospitals, women were randomized to receive vaginal progesterone (200 mg per day) or intramuscular 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (341 mg per week) or to an observation groups (control group)...
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540576/cervical-length-dynamics-in-triplet-pregnancies-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sophie Pils, Stephanie Springer, Verena Wehrmann, Kinga Chalubinski, Johannes Ott
PURPOSE: To review our experience with a screening program that included sequential cervical length measurements in our large population of triplet pregnancies. METHODS: Seventy-eight triplet pregnancies were retrospectively included. Cervical length measurements were performed by transvaginal ultrasound in 2-week intervals from week 16 + 0 onwards in a tertiary-care center in Vienna. The main outcome measurement was preterm delivery prior to 32 + 0 weeks of gestation...
August 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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...
July 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511455/cervical-conization-and-the-risk-of-preterm-birth-a-population-based-multicentric-trial-of-turkish-cohort
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Ali Galip Zebitay, Emre Sinan Güngör, Gülsah Ilhan, Orkun Çetin, Cem Dane, Canan Furtuna, Fatma Ferda Verit Atmaca, Merve Tuna
INTRODUCTION: Cold Knife Conization (CKC) is one of the most effective methods for the treatment of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN). Some studies showed a relation between preterm birth and the treatment of CIN; on the other hand, other studies do not show such a relationship. AIM: The present study was conducted with the aim to investigate the pregnancy outcomes of Turkish women regarding demographic characteristics, obstetric history, removed tissue, and residual cervical length after CKC and to determine the effect of removed cervical tissue volume and height on preterm birth...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508418/quantitative-analysis-of-the-cervical-texture-by-ultrasound-in-the-mid-pregnancy-is-associated-with-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Núria Baños, Alvaro Perez-Moreno, Carla Julià, Clara Murillo-Bravo, David Coronado, Eduard Gratacos, Jan Deprest, Montse Palacio
OBJECTIVE: New tools are required to identify women at increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). Quantitative texture analysis by ultrasound has been used to extract robust features from the ultrasound image of a given tissue to detect subtle changes in its microstructure. This may also be applied to the cervix. We aimed to determine if there is an association between quantitative analysis of the cervical texture (CTx) by ultrasound in the mid-trimester of pregnancy and sPTB <37(+0) weeks...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502186/effectiveness-of-dydrogesterone-17-oh-progesterone-and-micronized-progesterone-in-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-women-with-a-short-cervix
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Olga Pustotina
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of dydrogesterone, 17-OH progesterone (17OHP) and oral or vaginal micronized progesterone with cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix. METHODS: The study included 95 women with singleton gestation and cervical length (CL) ≤ 25 mm. Among these, 35 women were asymptomatic at 15-24 weeks and 60 had symptoms of threatened late miscarriage (LM) or preterm delivery (PD) at 15-32 weeks. Patients were randomized to receive dydrogesterone, 17OHP or oral/vaginal micronized progesterone; after one week of therapy 15 women underwent cerclage...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484835/effectiveness-of-the-contemporary-treatment-of-preterm-labor-a-comparison-with-a-historical-cohort
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Philipp Wagner, Jiri Sonek, Harald Abele, Loefler Sarah, Markus Hoopmann, Sara Brucker, Qinging Wu, Karl Oliver Kagan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of contemporary treatment of preterm labor to a historical cohort. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective matched case-control study to compare the outcomes of patients that were treated for preterm labor at the University Hospital of Tuebingen, Germany in 2014/2015 (current treatment cohort) and 2006/2007 (historical cohort). The study included women with singleton gestations who were admitted with the diagnosis of preterm labor between 24 + 0 and 34 + 0 weeks' gestation and a cervical length of ≤15 mm...
July 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481445/optimising-fertility-outcomes-for-women-with-early-stage-cervical-cancer-when-less-is-more
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E Tingi, E J Crosbie, G Owens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475099/vaginal-examination-vs-cervical-length-which-is-superior-in-predicting-preterm-birth
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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/28461768/cervical-elastography-during-pregnancy-clinical-perspectives
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Malgorzata Swiatkowska-Freund, Krzysztof Preis
Uterine cervix is a part of the uterus responsible for maintaining pregnancy till term. As long as the cervix remains long and firm and its internal orifice (os) is closed, it can withstand enlargement of the uterine contents and resultant growing pressure. Mechanical properties of the cervix change during pregnancy; the cervix ripens prior to delivery, then effaces and dilates with contractions of the uterus. Ripening of the cervix can be assessed using the Bishop score and ultrasonographically determined length of the cervical canal and internal os...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454755/pregnancy-outcomes-of-women-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-centre-with-short-cervix
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Alison K Shea, Andrea N Simpson, Jon Barrett, Noor Ladhani, Ori Nevo
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to characterize the management and outcome of women admitted to a tertiary high-risk obstetrics unit with a short cervix (≤25 mm), measured on transvaginal ultrasound (TVS), and to determine the latency period from diagnosis to delivery. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of women admitted to the High Risk Obstetrics Unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre between 2005-2011 with an ultrasound-identified short cervix was done. RESULTS: A total of 110 women admitted for a short cervix between 2005-2011 (N = 56 singletons; N = 54 twin gestations) met the inclusion criteria...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420506/prediction-of-spontaneous-preterm-delivery-in-asymptomatic-twin-pregnancies-using-cervical-length-and-granulocyte-elastase
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Kei Tanaka, Kenji Yamada, Miho Matsushima, Tomoko Izawa, Seishi Furukawa, Yoichi Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate sonographic cervical length (CL) and granulocyte elastase (GE) in cervical secretion as predictors of preterm delivery in asymptomatic twin pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled asymptomatic twin pregnancies with CL < 25 mm at 22-29 weeks of gestation. All women were hospitalized for preterm labor, and the cervical secretion was obtained for GE testing on admission. The results of CL measurement and GE testing were reviewed, and the relationship between each variables and preterm delivery prior to 34 weeks of gestation was assessed...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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