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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937705/interventions-for-treating-genital-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, David Oa Eriksson, Kevin Bengtsson, Göran K Lingman
BACKGROUND: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C.trachomatis) infection may lead to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preterm labour, low birthweight, preterm rupture of membranes, increased perinatal mortality, postpartum endometritis, chlamydial conjunctivitis and C.trachomatis pneumonia.This review supersedes a previous review on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To establish the most efficacious and best-tolerated therapy for treatment of genital chlamydial infection in preventing maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935971/prevalence-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-status-of-hbv-care-among-rural-women-who-planned-to-conceive-in-china
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Yuanyuan Wang, Hong Zhou, Long Zhang, Qiuyue Zhong, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Man Zhang, Yanjie Huang, Anqi Wang, Kenrad Nelson, Yiping Zhang, Donghai Yan, Zuoqi Peng, Ya Zhang, Xiaona Xin, Hongguang Zhang, Jun Zhao, Yan Wang, Ying Yang, Yuan He, Jihong Xu, Xiaoli Liu, Yan Wang, Xu Ma
Globally, one third of prevalent chronic hepatitis B (CHB) virus infection (HBV) occurred in China. Assessing the prevalence of CHB infesction and status of HBV-related services among pre-conception women will provide insight into risks of mother to child transmission (MTCT). A cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Free Pre-pregnancy Checkups (NFPC) program in 2010-2014 was conducted. A standardized questionnaire which collected demographic information and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) which tested serological HBV markers were applied...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935430/-health-care-needs-and-barriers-in-seeking-medical-care-for-global-health-and-sexual-and-reproductive-health-among-students-from-f%C3%A3-lix-houphou%C3%A3-t-boigny-university-abidjan-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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M Inghels, P A Coffie, J Larmarange
BACKGROUND: In Ivory Coast, little is known about health needs and health access barriers among young people. The aim of this study was to describe health provision, health needs and barriers when seeking medical care, with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health, and the acceptability of a medical examination for students attending their first year at the Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. METHODS: We conducted a representative cross-sectional study among second year students who were selected by two-stage equiprobable random sampling...
September 18, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935285/is-the-pelvic-examination-still-crucial-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with%C3%A2-vaginal-bleeding-or-abdominal-pain-when-an-intrauterine-pregnancy-is-identified-on-ultrasonography-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Judith A Linden, Benjamin Grimmnitz, Laura Hagopian, Alan H Breaud, Breanne K Langlois, Kerrie P Nelson, Lauren L Hart, James Feldman, Jeremy Brown, Marc Reid, Elise Desormeau, Patricia Mitchell
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine whether omitting the pelvic examination in emergency department (ED) evaluation of vaginal bleeding or lower abdominal pain in ultrasonographically confirmed early intrauterine pregnancy is equivalent to performing the examination. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, open-label, randomized, equivalence trial in pregnant patients presenting to the ED from February 2011 to November 2015. Patients were randomized to no pelvic examination versus pelvic examination...
September 18, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934751/first-trimester-vaginal-ureaplasma-biovar-colonization-and-preterm-birth-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Thomas Waldhoer, Stefan M Schulz, Birgit Stihsen, Birgit Pimpel, Katharina Goeral, Erich Hafner, Gerhard Sliutz, David C Kasper, Armin Witt, Angelika Berger
BACKGROUND: While there is a proven association of upper genital tract Ureaplasma infection during pregnancy with adverse pregnancy outcome, the effect of vaginal Ureaplasma colonization on preterm delivery has been controversially debated. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that women with isolation of vaginal U. parvum but not U. urealyticum are at increased risk for spontaneous preterm birth (SPB) compared to women with negative results. METHODS: A vaginal swab taken between 12 and 14 weeks of gestation was analyzed for the presence of Ureaplasma biovars by PCR in 4,330 pregnant women...
September 22, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934438/placental-but-not-peripheral-plasmodium-falciparum-infection-during-pregnancy-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-malaria-in-infancy
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Sarah Boudová, Titus Divala, Randy Mungwira, Patricia Mawindo, Tamiwe Tomoka, Miriam K Laufer
Pregnancy-associated Plasmodium falciparum infection impacts the health of mothers and newborns, but little is known about the effects of these infections on infant susceptibility to malaria. We followed 473 mother-infant pairs during pregnancy and through 2 years of age. We observed that children born to mothers with placental malaria, but not those born to mothers with peripheral infection without evidence of placental sequestration, had increased risk of malaria during the first year of life compared with children born to mothers with no malaria during pregnancy...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934344/care-requirements-for-clients-who-present-after-rape-and-clients-who-presented-after-consensual-sex-as-a-minor-at-a-clinic-in-harare-zimbabwe-from-2011-to-2014
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Rebecca E Harrison, Linda Pearson, Michael Vere, Prosper Chonzi, Brian Tafadzwa Hove, Sharon Mabaya, Margaret Chigwamba, Juliana Nhamburo, Juliet Gura, An Vandeborne, Sandra Simons, Daphne Lagrou, Eva De Plecker, Rafael Van den Bergh
STUDY GOALS: To describe the differences between clients presenting after rape and clients who have consented to sex as a minor to an SGBV clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, and how these differences affect their care requirements. BACKGROUND: Adolescents and adults presenting at the specialized Sexual and Gender Based Violence clinic in Harare are offered a standardised package of free medical and psychosocial care. Zimbabwe has an HIV prevalence of 14%, so prevention of HIV infection using PEP for those that present within 72 hours is a key part of the response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934178/update-to-cdc-s-u-s-medical-eligibility-criteria-for-contraceptive-use-2016-revised-recommendations-for-the-use-of-hormonal-contraception-among-women-at-high-risk-for-hiv-infection
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Naomi K Tepper, Jamie W Krashin, Kathryn M Curtis, Shanna Cox, Maura K Whiteman
CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (U.S. MEC) (first published in 2010 and updated in 2016) provides evidence-based guidance for the safe use of contraceptive methods among U.S. women with certain characteristics or medical conditions (1), and is adapted from global guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and kept up to date based on continual review of published literature (2).* CDC recently evaluated the evidence and the updated WHO guidance on the risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition among women using hormonal contraception...
September 22, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933357/risk-of-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-among-people-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-accra-ghana
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Eric S Donkor, Jonathan A Osei, Isaac Anim-Baidoo, Samuel Darkwah
Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is benign except in certain medical conditions such as pregnancy and immunosuppression. In Ghana, there are hardly any studies on urinary infections among sickle cell disease (SCD) patients, and the few studies carried out in Africa focused on pediatric SCD populations. The current study aimed to investigate the risk of ASB among SCD patients at a tertiary hospital in Ghana. This was a cross-sectional study involving 110 SCD patients and 110 age and sex matched healthy controls...
February 15, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931691/vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-c-virus-variable-transmission-bottleneck-and-evidence-of-mid-gestation-in-utero-infection
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Sébastien Fauteux-Daniel, Ariane Larouche, Virginie Calderon, Jonathan Boulais, Chanel Béland, Doris G Ransy, Marc Boucher, Valérie Lamarre, Normand Lapointe, Isabelle Boucoiran, Armelle Le Campion, Hugo Soudeyns
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy and childbirth. However, the timing and precise biologic mechanisms that are involved in this process are incompletely understood, as are the determinants that influence transmission of particular HCV variants. Here we report results of a longitudinal assessment of HCV quasispecies diversity and composition in 5 cases of vertical HCV transmission, including 3 women coinfected with HIV-1. The population structure of HCV variant spectra based on E2 envelope gene sequences (nucleotide positions 1491-1787), including hypervariable regions 1 and 2, was characterized using next-generation sequencing and median joining network analysis...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931421/magnitude-of-the-cytomegalovirus-infection-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinics-in-the-city-of-mwanza-tanzania
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Elieza Chibwe, Mariam M Mirambo, Albert Kihunrwa, Stephen E Mshana
BACKGROUND: Despite, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection being associated with a potential risk to the fetus, there is limited data from Tanzania and many other developing countries regarding the epidemiology and the impact of CMV infections. This cross-sectional study was conducted between December 2014 and June 2015 among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in the city of Mwanza, Tanzania to investigate the magnitude and associated factors of CMV infection. METHODS: The specific CMV IgM and IgG antibodies were detected using indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
September 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929860/adolescent-perspectives-on-patient-provider-sexual-health-communication-a-qualitative-study
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Andrea J Hoopes, Samantha K Benson, Heather B Howard, Diane M Morrison, Linda K Ko, Taraneh Shafii
BACKGROUND: Adolescents in the United States are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy. Adolescent-centered health services may reduce barriers to health care; yet, limited research has focused on adolescents' own perspectives on patient-provider communication during a sexual health visit. METHODS: Twenty-four adolescents (14-19 years old) seeking care in a public health clinic in Washington State participated in one-on-one qualitative interviews...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928886/vulvar-cancer-in-china-epidemiological-features-and-risk-analysis
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Xue Xiao, Yi-Bo Meng, Peng Bai, Juan Zou, Ya Zhang, Tri M Bui Nguyen, Jian-Guo Xiao, Xue-Mei Gao, Bang-Fen Wen
Objective: Describe for the first time the clinical, epidemiological features of vulvar cancer in southwest China. Identify risk factors and provide reference for the prevention of vulvar cancer. Method: We retrospectively analyzed 885 patients admitted to the West China Second University Hospital for vulvar diseases between 2006 and 2016. Vulvar cancer patients with previously diagnosed vulvar nonneoplastic epithelial disorders (n=132) were analyzed and compared to those without prior history of vulvar nonneoplastic epithelial disorders (n=219)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928750/the-role-of-maternal-hiv-envelope-specific-antibodies-and-mother-to-child-transmission-risk
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REVIEW
Ayooluwa O Douglas, David R Martinez, Sallie R Permar
Despite the wide availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) prophylaxis during pregnancy, >150,000 infants become infected through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV worldwide. It is likely that additional intervention strategies, such as a maternal HIV vaccine, will be required to eliminate pediatric HIV infections. A deeper understanding of the fine specificity and function of maternal HIV envelope (Env)-specific responses that provide partial protection against MTCT will be critical to inform the design of immunologic strategies to curb the pediatric HIV epidemic...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923762/translating-basic-research-into-clinical-practice-vitamin-d-in-asthma-mechanisms-of-action-and-considerations-for-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Paul E Pfeffer, Catherine M Hawrylowicz
There is increasing interest in the therapeutic utility of vitamin D in asthma, supported by a significant body of evidence on epidemiological associations between vitamin D insufficiency and worse asthma control. In support of a causal relationship, vitamin D beneficially modulates diverse immunological pathways in heterogeneous asthma endotypes, regulating the actions of lymphocytes, mast cells, antigen-presenting cells and structural cells to dampen excessive inflammatory responses. Allergic asthma is characterised by a failure of immune tolerance, and development of pathological responses to inhaled aeroallergens, and vitamin D has been extensively shown to support immune regulation...
September 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919624/frequency-distribution-of-congenital-anomaly-and-associated-maternal-risk-factors
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K Fatema, T Das, A Mannan, S M Zaman
This study was done to find out the maternal risk factors associated with congenital anomaly. This cross-sectional observational study was carried out in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2011 to December 2011. During this study period 78 patients had pregnancy with congenital anomaly and delivered in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Women with ultrasound report of congenitally abnormal fetus irrespective of gestational age were included...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918461/ethnic-differences-in-maternal-near-miss
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Karayna Gil Fernandes, Renato Teixeira Souza, Maria Carmo Leal, Erly C Moura, Leonor M Santos, Jose Guilherme Cecatti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between ethnic differences and the occurrence of maternal near miss (MNM) in the Amazon and Northeast regions of Brazil. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a national cross-sectional study focused on the assessment of care to pregnancy, childbirth, and infants under 1 year of age. Ethnicity was classified as white, black or indigenous. Ethnic distribution by state and region, the proportion of severe maternal complications and related procedures, and the prevalence of MNM and its criteria were calculated for the ethnic groups...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916522/viral-infection-sensitizes-human-fetal-membranes-to-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide-by-mertk-inhibition-and-inflammasome-activation
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Sarah N Cross, Julie A Potter, Paulomi Aldo, Ja Young Kwon, Mary Pitruzzello, Mancy Tong, Seth Guller, Carla V Rothlin, Gil Mor, Vikki M Abrahams
Chorioamnionitis, premature rupture of fetal membranes (FMs), and subsequent preterm birth are associated with local infection and inflammation, particularly IL-1β production. Although bacterial infections are commonly identified, other microorganisms may play a role in the pathogenesis. Because viral pandemics, such as influenza, Ebola, and Zika, are becoming more common, and pregnant women are at increased risk for associated complications, this study evaluated the impact that viral infection had on human FM innate immune responses...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916245/tetanus-diphtheria-and-acellular-pertussis-vaccination-during-pregnancy-and-reduced-risk-of-infant-acute-respiratory-infections
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Zeina G Khodr, Anna T Bukowinski, Gia R Gumbs, Ava Marie S Conlin
BACKGROUND: To protect infants from pertussis infection, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends women receive the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine between 27 and 36weeks of pregnancy. Here, we assessed the association between timing of maternal Tdap vaccination during pregnancy and acute respiratory infection (ARI) in infants <2months of age. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 99,434 infants born to active duty military women in the Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry from 2006 through 2013...
September 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916188/mast-cell-chymase-decreases-the-severity-of-group-b-streptococcus-infections
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Claire Gendrin, Nicholas J Shubin, Erica Boldenow, Sean Merillat, Morgan Clauson, Danny Power, Kelly S Doran, Magnus Abrink, Gunnar Pejler, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Adrian M Piliponsky
BACKGROUND: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) or Streptococcus agalactiae are ß-hemolytic, Gram-positive bacteria that colonize the lower genital tract of women and are frequently associated with infections during pregnancy. Innate immune defenses are critical for controlling GBS dissemination and systemic infection. Mast cells are resident sentinel cells that come into contact with pathogens early during colonization and infection. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the contribution of chymase to systemic GBS infection and rates of preterm birth...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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