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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651792/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-contraception-use-and-obstetric-outcomes-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrea V Jackson, Lin-Fan Wang, Jessica Morse
In the United States, racial and ethnic minority women experience higher rates of contraceptive non-use, failure, unintended pregnancy, and lower use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), compared to whites. Simultaneously researchers have found that unintended pregnancy is associated with poor pregnancy outcomes and pregnancy behaviors, including pre-term birth and late initiation of prenatal care, respectively. Due to the association of pregnancy intention and obstetrical outcomes, public health efforts have focused on the increase in contraception use among these populations as a way to decrease poor pregnancy outcomes...
June 23, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651243/structure-of-the-lps-o-chain-from-fusobacterium-nucleatum-strain-12230
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Evgeny Vinogradov, Frank St Michael, Andrew D Cox
Fusobacterium nucleatum is an anaerobic bacterium found in the human mouth where it causes periodontitis. It was also found in colorectal cancer tissues and is linked with pregnancy complications, including pre-term and still births. Cell surface structures of the bacterium could be implicated in pathogenesis. Here we report the following structure of the lipopolysaccharide O-chain of F. nucleatum strain 12230: -6-α-d-Glc-4-β-d-GlcNHBu3NHBuA-3-β-d-QuiNAc4NABu- where ABu and HBu indicate (R)-3-aminobutanoyl and (R)-3-hydroxybutanoyl, respectively; all monosaccharides are in the pyranose form...
June 16, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647487/does-pregnancy-have-any-impact-on-long-term-damage-accrual-and-on-the-outcome-of-lupus-nephritis
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Davide Gianfreda, Silvana Quaglini, Giulia Frontini, Francesca Raffiotta, Piergiorgio Messa, Gabriella Moroni
No data are available about the impact of pregnancy on the long-term outcome of lupus nephritis. Thirty-two women with lupus nephritis with a 10-year follow-up after their first pregnancy ("women who gave birth") and 64 matched controls with the same follow-up and who never had pregnancies ("controls") were compared for the occurrence of SLE flares, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and SLICC/ACR Damage Index (SDI) in the post pregnancy period. The same evaluations were done before and after pregnancy in women who gave birth...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645299/programming-of-mouse-obesity-by-maternal-exposure-to-concentrated-ambient-fine-particles
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Minjie Chen, Xiaoke Wang, Ziying Hu, Huifen Zhou, Yanyi Xu, Lianglin Qiu, Xiaobo Qin, Yuhao Zhang, Zhekang Ying
BACKGROUND: Many diseases including obesity may originate through alterations in the early-life environment that interrupts fetal development. Increasing evidence has shown that exposure to ambient fine particles (PM2.5) is associated with abnormal fetal development. However, its long-term metabolic effects on offspring have not been systematically investigated. RESULTS: To determine if maternal exposure to PM2.5 programs offspring obesity, female C57Bl/6j mice were exposed to filtered air (FA) or concentrated ambient PM2...
June 23, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642187/cheiloplasty-associated-to-a-palatal-obturator-in-a-preterm-infant-with-a-cleft-lip-and-palate
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H Bénateau, A-S Trentesaux, A Chatellier, J Laurent, A Bellot, A Veyssiere
INTRODUCTION: Preterm infants are commonly treated by non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which are associated with fewer complications than nasotracheal intubation. In preterm infants with a cleft lip and palate, this method of respiratory management is difficult or impossible to perform because of air leakage through the cleft defect. CASE: We report a male infant who was born at 29 weeks of gestation with a left complete unilateral cleft lip and palate...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639706/exercise-for-pregnant-women-with-gestational-diabetes-for-improving-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes
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REVIEW
Julie Brown, Gilles Ceysens, Michel Boulvain
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with both short- and long-term complications for the mother and her baby. Exercise interventions may be useful in helping with glycaemic control and improve maternal and infant outcomes.The original review on Exercise for diabetic pregnant women has been split into two new review titles reflecting the role of exercise for pregnant women with gestational diabetes and for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes. Exercise for pregnant women with gestational diabetes for improving maternal and fetal outcomes (this review) Exercise for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes for improving maternal and fetal outcomes OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of exercise interventions for improving maternal and fetal outcomes in women with GDM...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619771/revealed-versus-concealed-criteria-for-placental-insufficiency-in-an-unselected-obstetric-population-in-late-pregnancy-ratio37-randomised-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacos, Marta Rial, Ilan Gull, Ladislav Krofta, Marek Lubusky, Cruz-Martinez Rogelio, Cruz-Lemini Mónica, Martinez-Rodriguez Miguel, Pamela Socias, Cristina Aleuanlli, Mauro C Parra Cordero
INTRODUCTION: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects 5%-10% of all pregnancies, contributing to 30%-50% of stillbirths. Unfortunately, growth restriction often is not detected antenatally. The last weeks of pregnancy are critical for preventing stillbirth among babies with FGR because there is a pronounced increase in stillbirths among growth-restricted fetuses after 37 weeks of pregnancy. Here we present a protocol (V.1, 23 May 2016) for the RATIO37 trial, which evaluates an integrated strategy for accurately selecting at-risk fetuses for delivery at term...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619065/open-issues-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-hurler
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REVIEW
Rossella Parini, Federica Deodato, Maja Di Rocco, Edoardo Lanino, Franco Locatelli, Chiara Messina, Attilio Rovelli, Maurizio Scarpa
Mucopolysaccharidosis I-Hurler (MPS I-H) is the most severe form of a metabolic genetic disease caused by mutations of IDUA gene encoding the lysosomal α-L-iduronidase enzyme. MPS I-H is a rare, life-threatening disease, evolving in multisystem morbidity including progressive neurological disease, upper airway obstruction, skeletal deformity and cardiomyopathy. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is currently the gold standard for the treatment of MPS I-H in patients diagnosed and treated before 2-2...
June 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606178/low-birth-weight-and-macrosomia-in-tigray-northern-ethiopia-who-are-the-mothers-at-risk
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Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Alem Desta Wuneh, Berhe Weldearegawi, Divya L Selvakumar
BACKGROUND: Infant birth weight, which is classified into low birth weight, normal birth weight and macrosomia, is associated with short and long-term health consequences, such as neonatal mortality and chronic disease in life. Macrosomia and low birth weight are double burden problems in developing counties, such as Ethiopia, but the paucity of evidence has made it difficult to assess the extent of this situation. As a result there has been inconsistency in the reported prevalence of low birth weight and macrosomia in Ethiopia...
June 12, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598419/genome-wide-approach-identifies-a-novel-gene-maternal-pre-pregnancy-bmi-interaction-on-preterm-birth
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Xiumei Hong, Ke Hao, Hongkai Ji, Shouneng Peng, Ben Sherwood, Antonio Di Narzo, Hui-Ju Tsai, Xin Liu, Irina Burd, Guoying Wang, Yuelong Ji, Deanna Caruso, Guangyun Mao, Tami R Bartell, Zhongyang Zhang, Colleen Pearson, Linda Heffner, Sandra Cerda, Terri H Beaty, M Daniele Fallin, Aviva Lee-Parritz, Barry Zuckerman, Daniel E Weeks, Xiaobin Wang
Preterm birth (PTB) contributes significantly to infant mortality and morbidity with lifelong impact. Few robust genetic factors of PTB have been identified. Such 'missing heritability' may be partly due to gene × environment interactions (G × E), which is largely unexplored. Here we conduct genome-wide G × E analyses of PTB in 1,733 African-American women (698 mothers of PTB; 1,035 of term birth) from the Boston Birth Cohort. We show that maternal COL24A1 variants have a significant genome-wide interaction with maternal pre-pregnancy overweight/obesity on PTB risk, with rs11161721 (PG × E=1...
June 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592011/-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-based-urinary-metabolomics-in-very-low-birth-weight-premature-infants
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S T Li, X L Huang, S G Wu, Y M Ma, C C Shi, X Xiao, H Hao
Objective: To investigate the urinary metabolic spectrum and pathways in very low birth weight (VLBW) premature infants. Method: A prospective case-control study was conducted to collect and compare the data of VLBW premature infants and full term infants from the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yet-Sen University in 2014. Within 24 hours after birth, urine specimens in each group were collected. Metabolites of urine samples including amino acid, fatty acid and organic acid were detected using the urease pre-processing and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) technology...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586709/the-motor-repertoire-in-3-to-5-month-old-infants-with-down-syndrome
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Dafne Herrero, Christa Einspieler, Carolina Y Panvequio Aizawa, Akmer Mutlu, Hong Yang, Alice Nogolová, Jasmin Pansy, Karin Nielsen-Saines, Peter B Marschik
BACKGROUND: Even though Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal cause of intellectual disability, studies on early development are scarce. AIM: To describe movements and postures in 3- to 5-month-old infants with Down syndrome and assess the relation between pre- and perinatal risk factors and the eventual motor performance. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Exploratory study; 47 infants with Down syndrome (26 males, 27 infants born preterm, 22 infants with congenital heart disease) were videoed at 10-19 weeks post-term (median=14 weeks)...
June 3, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586507/patterns-of-glucose-lowering-therapies-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-the-treatment-of-gestational-diabetes-in-canada-2009-2014
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S L Bowker, A Savu, R O Yeung, J A Johnson, E A Ryan, P Kaul
AIM: To examine patterns of use of different glycaemic control agents for treating gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This was a large, retrospective, population-based cohort study of pregnant women with gestational diabetes from Alberta, Canada. We linked data from the Alberta Vital Statistics - Birth database with administrative claims data. Alberta Vital Statistics - Birth data were used to identify births that occurred between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2014...
June 6, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583607/birth-of-healthy-calves-after-intra-follicular-transfer-ifot-of-slaughterhouse-derived-immature-bovine-oocytes
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Hoelker Michael, Kassens Ana, Salilew-Wondim Dessie, Sieme Harald, Wrenzycki Christine, Tesfaye Dawit, Neuhoff Christiane, Schellander Karl, Held-Hoelker Eva
To circumvent the negative impacts of in vitro culture on bovine embryos, we have recently established a new method, the so called intra-follicular oocyte transfer (IFOT), enabling in vivo fertilization and in vivo development of in vitro matured oocytes up to the blastocyst stage as well as to term. In this study, we raised the question whether immature bovine oocytes could also be transferred into a pre-ovulatory follicle to support in vivo maturation prior to subsequent in vivo fertilization, in vivo development as well as to term...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578169/maternal-race-and-intergenerational-preterm-birth-recurrence
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Marcela C Smid, Jong Hyung Lee, Jacqueline H Grant, Gandarvaka Miles, Gregory J Stoddard, Derek A Chapman, Tracy A Manuck
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a complex disorder with a heritable genetic component. Studies of primarily white women born preterm show that they have an increased risk of subsequently delivering preterm. This risk of intergenerational preterm birth is poorly defined among black women. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate and compare intergenerational preterm birth risk among non-Hispanic black and white mothers. STUDY DESIGN: This was a population-based retrospective cohort study, using the Virginia Intergenerational Linked Birth File...
May 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576403/-phacoemulsification-versus-manual-small-incision-cataract-surgery-anatomic-and-functional-results
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I Ammous, E Bouayed, S Mabrouk, M Boukari, K Erraies, R Zhioua
PURPOSE: Prospective randomised study to compare the impact of phacoemusification (PHACO) and small incision cataract surgery (SICS) on endothelial structure (cell density and morphology) and refractive results (visual acuity, induced astigmatism). METHODS: Prospective study of 57 patients (63 eyes) over 20 months (May 2012-January 2014) undergoing surgery by 2 experienced surgeons. We included patients with senile or presenile cataracts, LOCS III class 2, 3 and 4...
May 30, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576301/obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-pregnancies-conceived-after-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-cohort-study-and-meta-analysis
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Joseph Hasson, Dana Limoni, Mira Malcov, Tsvia Frumkin, Hadar Amir, Tal Shavit, BjØrn Bay, Ariel Many, Benjamin Almog
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) may pose risks to pregnancy outcome owing to the invasiveness of the biopsy procedure. This study compares outcome of singleton and twin clinical pregnancies conceived after fresh embryo transfers of PGD (n = 89) and matched intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) pregnancies (n = 166). The study was carried out in a single university affiliated centre. Because of the paucity of available data, a literature-based meta-analysis of studies comparing neonatal outcome of PGD and ICSI pregnancies was also conducted...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575041/the-mutual-effect-of-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-waist-circumference-and-gestational-weight-gain-on-obesity-related-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-a-birth-cohort-study
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Xiao Gao, Yan Yan, Shiting Xiang, Guangyu Zeng, Shiping Liu, Tingting Sha, Qiong He, Hongyan Li, Shan Tan, Cheng Chen, Ling Li, Qiang Yan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the mutual effect of pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on obesity-related adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: This birth cohort study was conducted in three Streets in Changsha, China, including a total of 976 mother-child pairs. All data was collected within 15 days after deliveries from a self-administered questionnaire, maternal health manual and perinatal health care information system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574590/pregnancy-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation-in-finland
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Mirjami Mattila, Helena Kemppainen, Helena Isoniemi, Päivi Polo-Kantola
Pregnancy after liver transplantation (LT) is possible but associated with increased risk of obstetrical complications. We report here for the first time the pregnancy outcomes after LT in Finland MATERIAL AND METHODS: All of the 25 pregnancies ending in deliveries after LT in Finland in 1998-2015 were analyzed. The data were collected from the mothers' medical records. The main outcome measures included pregnancy complications and the mode of the delivery. Neonatal outcome measures were birth weight, 5 minute Apgar score and umbilical artery pH RESULTS: There were 26 infants born...
June 2, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571908/the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-as-a-predictor-for-poor-pregnancy-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Yu-Shan Chang, Chi-Nien Chen, Suh-Fang Jeng, Yi-Ning Su, Chien-Yi Chen, Hung-Chieh Chou, Po-Nien Tsao, Wu-Shiun Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase receptor-1 (sFlt-1)/placental growth factor (PlGF) ratio has been studied extensively as a predictive marker for pre-eclampsia. However, its usefulness for predicting neonatal outcomes remains unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the association of sFlt-1/PlGF ratio with pregnancy outcomes, neonatal morbidities and short-term postnatal growth patterns in pregnant women and their babies. METHODS: sFlt-1 and PlGF were measured in women with fetal intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) or pre-eclampsia during gestational age (GA) of 16-36 weeks...
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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