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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449273/systematic-review-the-safety-of-vedolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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W A Bye, V Jairath, S P L Travis
BACKGROUND: Vedolizumab specifically recognises the α4β7 integrin and selectively blocks gut lymphocyte trafficking: potentially, it offers gut-specific immunosuppression. AIM: To review the safety of vedolizumab and summarise post-marketing data to assess if any safety concerns that differ from registration trials have emerged. METHOD: A systematic bibliographic search identified six registration trials and nine cohort studies. RESULTS: Integrated data from registration trials included 2830 vedolizumab-exposed patients (4811 person-years exposure [PYs]) and 513 placebo patients...
April 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448801/the-placental-factor-in-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-twin-vs-singleton-pregnancies
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Eran Weiner, Ann Dekalo, Ohad Feldstein, Elad Barber, Letizia Schreiber, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo
OBJECTIVE: The association between infection and inflammatory response in singleton preterm birth (PTB) is well established, yet, less is known about PTB in twins. We aimed to compare the placental component and pregnancy outcome in pregnancies complicated with PTB of singletons vs. twin deliveries. We hypothesized that due to different underlying mechanisms, placental inflammatory lesions will be more prevalent in placentas derived from singleton pregnancies than twins. STUDY DESIGN: Labor characteristics, neonatal outcome and placental histopathology reports of spontaneous PTB at 24-33(6)/7 weeks, from 1/2008-12/2015, were reviewed...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446848/seroepidemiology-study-of-cytomegalovirus-and-rubella-among-pregnant-women-at-st-paul-s-hospital-millennium-medical-college-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Mamuye Yeshwondm, Nigatu Balkachew, Bekele Delayehu, Getahun Mekonen
BACKGROUND: Maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) and rubella infections have adverse neonatal outcomes. Both CMV and rubella are more widespread in developing countries and in communities with lower socioeconomic status. The aim of this study was to investigate sero-prevalence of CMV and rubella infection and associated possible risk factors. METHOD: Using cross sectional study design a total of 200 pregnant women were consecutively recruited starting from June and July 2014...
September 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446232/continuous-quality-improvement-interventions-to-improve-long-term-outcomes-of-antiretroviral-therapy-in-women-who-initiated-therapy-during-pregnancy-or-breastfeeding-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-design-of-an-open-label-parallel-group-randomized-trial
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Marcel Yotebieng, Frieda Behets, Bienvenu Kawende, Noro Lantoniaina Rosa Ravelomanana, Martine Tabala, Emile W Okitolonda
BACKGROUND: Despite the rapid adoption of the World Health Organization's 2013 guidelines, children continue to be infected with HIV perinatally because of sub-optimal adherence to the continuum of HIV care in maternal and child health (MCH) clinics. To achieve the UNAIDS goal of eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission, multiple, adaptive interventions need to be implemented to improve adherence to the HIV continuum. METHODS: The aim of this open label, parallel, group randomized trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) interventions implemented at facility and health district levels to improve retention in care and virological suppression through 24 months postpartum among pregnant and breastfeeding women receiving ART in MCH clinics in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo...
April 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446135/comparison-of-rapid-immunoassays-for-rupture-of-fetal-membranes
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Irogue Igbinosa, Ferney A Moore, Cheri Johnson, Jon E Block
BACKGROUND: Rupture of membranes (ROM) before the onset of uterine contractions, particularly in pregnancies less than 37 weeks gestational age, is a common diagnostic problem in obstetrical practice. Timely detection of ROM is vital to support gestational age-specific interventions to optimize perinatal outcomes and minimize the risk of serious complications such as preterm delivery, fetal distress and maternal/fetal infections. Rapid bedside immunoassay tests designed to detect amniotic fluid proteins in cervicovaginal fluids have emerged as valuable clinical tools to provide timely ROM diagnosis...
April 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444984/abdominal-adhesions-in-gynaecologic-surgery-after-caesarean-section-a-longitudinal-population-based-register-study
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Susanne Hesselman, Ulf Högberg, Eva-Britta Råssjö, Erica Schytt, Mats Löfgren, Maria Jonsson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between abdominal adhesions at time of gynaecologic surgery and a history of caesarean delivery, and to investigate obstetric factors contributing to adhesion formation after caesarean section (CS). DESIGN: Longitudinal population based register study. SETTING: Sweden. POPULATION: Women undergoing benign hysterectomy and/or adnexal surgery in Sweden, 2000-2014, with a previous delivery during 1973-2013 (N=15,479)...
April 26, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444628/moving-beyond-age-an-exploratory-qualitative-study-on-the-context-of-young-african-american-men-and-women-s-sexual-debut
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Yzette Lanier, Jennifer M Stewart, Jean J Schensul, Barbara J Guthrie
African American youth continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. Early sexual debut has been identified as a major determinant of HIV risk. However, emerging research suggests that the overarching context in which first sex occurs may have greater implications for sexual health than simply age alone. The purpose of this exploratory, qualitative study was to better understand the broader context of African Americans' sexual debut. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 African American men and women aged 18-24 years...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444557/overview-on-the-current-status-of-zika-virus-pathogenesis-and-animal-related-research
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Shashank S Pawitwar, Supurna Dhar, Sneham Tiwari, Chet Raj Ojha, Jessica Lapierre, Kyle Martins, Alexandra Rodzinski, Tiyash Parira, Iru Paudel, Jiaojiao Li, Rajib Kumar Dutta, Monica R Silva, Ajeet Kaushik, Nazira El-Hage
There is growing evidence that Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is linked with activation of Guillan-Barré syndrome (GBS) in adults infected with the virus and microcephaly in infants following maternal infection. With the recent outpour in publications by numerous research labs, the association between microcephaly in newborns and ZIKV has become very apparent in which large numbers of viral particles were found in the central nervous tissue of an electively aborted microcephalic ZIKV-infected fetus. However, the underlying related mechanisms remain poorly understood...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444113/prenatal-exposure-to-fever-and-infections-and-academic-performance-a-multilevel-analysis
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Julie Werenberg Dreier, Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, Per Kragh Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
Prenatal exposure to fever and infections has been linked to various neurodevelopmental disorders, but it is not yet known whether more subtle effects on neurodevelopment may exist as well. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether these early-life exposures were associated with academic performance in childhood and early adolescence. Children and mothers who were enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort during 1996-2002 were included in this study. Information on fever and infections common in pregnancy was prospectively collected in 2 pregnancy interviews and linked with assessments of academic performance from the 2010-2013 Danish National Tests...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442989/perinatal-brain-injury-as-a-consequence-of-preterm-birth-and-intrauterine-inflammation-designing-targeted-stem-cell-therapies
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REVIEW
Madison C B Paton, Courtney A McDonald, Beth J Allison, Michael C Fahey, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
Chorioamnionitis is a major cause of preterm birth and brain injury. Bacterial invasion of the chorion and amnion, and/or the placenta, can lead to a fetal inflammatory response, which in turn has significant adverse consequences for the developing fetal brain. Accordingly, there is a strong causal link between chorioamnionitis, preterm brain injury and the pathogenesis of severe postnatal neurological deficits and cerebral palsy. Currently there are no treatments to protect or repair against brain injury in preterm infants born after pregnancy compromised by intrauterine infection...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442561/spread-of-zika-virus-in-the-americas
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Qian Zhang, Kaiyuan Sun, Matteo Chinazzi, Ana Pastore Y Piontti, Natalie E Dean, Diana Patricia Rojas, Stefano Merler, Dina Mistry, Piero Poletti, Luca Rossi, Margaret Bray, M Elizabeth Halloran, Ira M Longini, Alessandro Vespignani
We use a data-driven global stochastic epidemic model to analyze the spread of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas. The model has high spatial and temporal resolution and integrates real-world demographic, human mobility, socioeconomic, temperature, and vector density data. We estimate that the first introduction of ZIKV to Brazil likely occurred between August 2013 and April 2014 (90% credible interval). We provide simulated epidemic profiles of incident ZIKV infections for several countries in the Americas through February 2017...
April 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441952/management-of-suspected-primary-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-pregnant-women-in-norway-twenty-years-of-experience-of-amniocentesis-in-a-low-prevalence-population
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Gry Findal, Anne Helbig, Guttorm Haugen, Pål A Jenum, Babill Stray-Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Primary infection with Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy may pose a threat to the fetus. Women infected prior to conception are unlikely to transmit the parasite to the fetus. If maternal serology indicates a possible primary infection, amniocentesis for toxoplasma PCR analysis is performed and antiparasitic treatment given. However, discriminating between primary and latent infection is challenging and unnecessary amniocenteses may occur. Procedure-related fetal loss after amniocentesis is of concern...
April 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440579/prevalence-of-herpes-simplex-virus-types-1-and-2-at-maternal-and-fetal-sides-of-the-placenta-in-asymptomatic-pregnant-women
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Fabiana Finger-Jardim, Emiliana C Avila, Vanusa P da Hora, Carla V Gonçalves, Ana Maria B de Martinez, Marcelo A Soares
PROBLEM: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) commonly causes orolabial infection, but can also infect the genital mucosa. In contrast, HSV-2 is usually genital. Genital herpes can transmit the virus vertically to the fetus during pregnancy. We sought to estimate the prevalence of HSV-1/2 on the maternal and fetal sides of the placenta. METHOD OF STUDY: Placental tissues were collected from pregnant women seen at the Rio Grande University Hospital. HSV-1 and HSV-2 were detected by nested PCR...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439194/fetal-neonatal-hyperthyroidism-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approachment
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REVIEW
Selim Kurtoğlu, Ahmet Özdemir
Fetal and neonatal hyperthyroidism may occur in mothers with Graves' disease. Fetal thyrotoxicosis manifestation is observed with the transition of TSH receptor stimulating antibodies to the fetus from the 17th-20th weeks of pregnancy and with the fetal TSH receptors becoming responsive after 20 weeks. The diagnosis is confirmed by fetal tachycardia, goiter and bone age advancement in pregnancy and maternal treatment is conducted in accordance. The probability of neonatal hyperthyroidism is high in the babies of mothers that have ongoing antithyroid requirement and higher antibody levels in the last months of pregnancy...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438315/tgf-%C3%AE-1-improving-abnormal-pregnancy-outcomes-induced-by-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-regulating-nkg2d-dap10-and-killer-subset-of-decidual-nk-cells
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Xiaoyan Xu, Jian Zhang, Shaowei Zhan, Zhidan Li, Xianbing Liu, Haixia Zhang, Yuzhu Jiang, Xuemei Hu
Our current aim was to investigate whether injection of TGF-β1 played an important role in improving abnormal pregnancy outcomes with T. gondii infection and how the TGF-β1 regulated. Results showed that TGF-β1 exhibited improved pregnancy outcomes induced by T. gondii infection. dNK cytotoxicity was increased with T. gondii infection while decreased with TGF-β1 treatment. dNK cytotoxicity related NKG2D/DAP10 expression, perforin, granzyme, IFN-γ and killer subsets were all increased with T. gondii infection while decreased after TGF-β1 treatment...
April 18, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438080/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Misai Hukuimwe, Tawanda T Matsa, Muchabayiwa F Gidiri
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in pregnancy which is characterised by symmetrical progressive ascending polyneuropathy. A case of a 16-year-old nulliparous woman who presented with rapidly progressive limb paralysis following an upper respiratory tract infection a week prior to presentation is discussed. She was intubated as she had developed respiratory failure and managed in the intensive care unit by a multidisciplinary team. Plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin were not readily available so she was managed conservatively...
April 1, 2017: Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437855/mild-fetal-cerebral-ventriculomegaly-prevalence-characteristics-and-utility-of-ancillary-testing-in-cases-presenting-to-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Alison J Mehlhorn, Cara E Morin, Jade J Wong-You-Cheong, Stephen A Contag
OBJECTIVE: Ventriculomegaly is the most common fetal brain anomaly identified during prenatal anatomy ultrasound. The aim of our study was to characterize cases of mild ventriculomegaly and investigate the utility of ancillary tests. METHOD: We reviewed 121 cases of mild ventriculomegaly, defined as lateral ventricle diameter of 10-15 mm. Characteristics of the ventricular dilation as well as each pregnancy were investigated. Ancillary tests performed included follow-up MRI, chromosomal abnormality testing, and maternal serologic infection screening...
April 24, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436552/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tenofovir-to-prevent-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-virus
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REVIEW
M H Hyun, Y-S Lee, J H Kim, J H Je, Y J Yoo, J E Yeon, K S Byun
BACKGROUND: Preventing mother to child transmission of chronic hepatitis B infection in the setting of a high maternal viral load is challenging. The idea has emerged from antepartum tenofovir treatment with combination immunoprophylaxis. AIMS: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of tenofovir to prevent mother to child transmission of hepatitis B virus. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched through August 16, 2016...
April 24, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435489/gender-differences-in-cdc-guideline-compliance-for-stis-in-emergency-departments
#19
Bryan G Kane, Alexander W D Guillaume, Elizabeth M Evans, Terrence E Goyke, Jessica K Eygnor, Lauren Semler, Stephen W Dusza, Marna Rayl Greenberg
INTRODUCTION: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a common reason for emergency department (ED) visits. The objective of this study was to determine if there were gender differences in adherence to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STI diagnosis and treatment guidelines, as documented by emergency providers. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review to identify patients treated for urethritis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in the EDs of three hospitals in a Pennsylvania network during a calendar year...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434376/pre-clinical-and-clinical-development-of-the-first-placental-malaria-vaccine
#20
Caroline Pehrson, Ali Salanti, Thor G Theander, Morten A Nielsen
Malaria during pregnancy is a massive health problem in endemic areas. Placental malaria infections caused by Plasmodium falciparum are responsible for up to one million babies being born with a low birth weight every year. Significant efforts have been invested into preventing the condition. Areas covered: Pub Med was searched using the broad terms "malaria parasite placenta" to identify studies of interactions between parasite and host, "prevention of placental malaria" to identify current strategies to prevent placental malaria, and "placental malaria vaccine" to identify pre-clinical vaccine development...
April 24, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
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