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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610468/analysis-of-preventability-of-stroke-related-maternal-death-from-the-nationwide-registration-system-of-maternal-deaths-in-japan
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Shinji Katsuragi, Hiroaki Tanaka, Junichi Hasegawa, Masamitsu Nakamura, Naohiro Kanayama, Masahiko Nakata, Takeshi Murakoshi, Jun Yoshimatsu, Kazuhiro Osato, Kayo Tanaka, Akihiko Sekizawa, Isamu Ishiwata, Tomoaki Ikeda
OBJECTIVE: The number of stroke-related maternal deaths is increasing in Japan. We investigated methods to reduce maternal death from stroke. METHODS: We analyzed stroke-related maternal deaths in Japan reported to the Committee of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare from 2010 to 2014 inclusive. RESULTS: A total of 35 cases were identified. The median maternal age was 35 years (range 22-45) and the incidence of stoke in women ≥40 was seven-fold higher than in <34...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609144/therapeutic-benefit-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-pregnant-rats-with-angiotensin-receptor-agonistic-autoantibody-induced-hypertension-implications-for-immunomodulation-and-cytoprotection
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Dan Zhang, Lihua Fu, Leilei Wang, Lin Lin, Lihong Yu, Lijun Zhang, Tao Shang
Immunomodulation by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is potentially important for maintaining peripheral tolerance. Preeclampsia may be due to maternal immune rejection of the genetically foreign fetus. This study aimed to investigate the biological function of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HU-MSCs) for the treatment of angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibody (AT1-AA)-induced hypertension during pregnancy. HU-MSCs were isolated, cultured, and labeled in vitro. AT1-AA and HU-MSCs were administered to pregnant rats...
June 13, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607124/placental-vesicles-carry-active-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-their-activity-is-reduced-in-preeclampsia
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Carolina Motta-Mejia, Neva Kandzija, Wei Zhang, Vuyane Mhlomi, Ana Sofia Cerdeira, Alexandra Burdujan, Dionne Tannetta, Rebecca Dragovic, Ian L Sargent, Christopher W Redman, Uday Kishore, Manu Vatish
Preeclampsia, a multisystem hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is associated with increased systemic vascular resistance. Placentae from patients with preeclampsia have reduced levels of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and, thus, less nitric oxide (NO). Syncytiotrophoblast extracellular vesicles (STBEV), comprising microvesicles (STBMV) and exosomes, carry signals from the syncytiotrophoblast to the mother. We hypothesized that STBEV-bound eNOS (STBEV-eNOS), capable of producing NO, are released into the maternal circulation...
June 12, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601871/perinatal-factors-affecting-serum-hepcidin-levels-in-low-birth-weight-infants
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Kenji Ichinomiya, Kenichi Maruyama, Takahiro Inoue, Aya Koizumi, Fumitaka Inoue, Kazuyo Fukuda, Yu Yamazaki, Hirokazu Arakawa
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin, an iron-regulatory hormone, plays a key role in preventing iron overload. Few studies have investigated the regulation of hepcidin in low-birth-weight (LBW) infants who are vulnerable to iron imbalance. OBJECTIVES: To identify perinatal factors associated with serum hepcidin levels in LBW infants. METHODS: Ninety-two LBW infants with a median gestational age (GA) of 32.6 weeks and birth weight of 1,587 g were prospectively enrolled...
June 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599577/a-retrospective-comparison-of-pregnancy-outcomes-between-women-with-alpha-thalassaemia-1-trait-and-normal-controls
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Kuntharee Traisrisilp, Phudit Jatavan, Theera Tongsong
The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to compare pregnancy outcomes between low-risk pregnant women with alpha-thalassaemia-1 trait and normal controls. The database of the Maternal-Foetal Medicine unit was used to identify low-risk singleton pregnant women complicated by alpha-thalassaemia-1 trait who gave birth between January 2002 and October 2014. The low-risk pregnancies with non-carrier status for thalassaemia were assigned into the control group, with a control-to-case ratio of 10:1. During the study period, 595 women with alpha-thalassaemia-1 trait and 5950 normal controls were identified...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591007/the-relationship-between-body-adiposity-index-and-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-in-third-trimester-pregnant-women
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Jun-Tao Shao, Jun-Qiao Qi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between body adiposity index (BAI) and pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) in third-trimester pregnant women. This study included 126 women in the third trimester of pregnancy. All participants completed anthropometric measurements and ultrasonic testing. The formula of BAI was hip circumference (cm)/height (m)-18. The frequency of PIH were significantly higher in the upper tertile group (31.0%) than in the low tertile group (7.1%) and the middle tertile group (4...
June 6, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584433/critically-ill-obstetric-patients-in-a-general-critical-care-unit-a-5-years-retrospective-study-in-a-public-teaching-hospital-of-eastern-india
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Sugata Dasgupta, Tulika Jha, Priyojit Bagchi, Shipti Sradha Singh, Ramprasad Gorai, Sourav Das Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Critical care services are essential for the subset of obstetric patients suffering from severe maternal morbidity. Studies on obstetric critical care are important for benchmarking the issues which need to be addressed while managing critically ill obstetric patients. Although there are several published studies on obstetric critical care from India and abroad, studies from Eastern India are limited. The present study was conducted to fill in this lacuna and to audit the obstetric critical care admissions over a 5 years' period...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583529/association-between-the-fertile-period-and-live-birth-post-kidney-transplantation-a-retrospective-single-center-cohort-study
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Y Itabashi, Y Ohashi, M Muramatsu, T Kawamura, Y Hyodo, Y Hamasaki, S Shishido, K Sakai, T Maemura, M Morita, A Aikawa
BACKGROUND: Despite restoration of fertility after kidney transplantation, the benefit is limited in female kidney recipients. Our objective is to determine the reasons for this discrepancy. METHODS: We evaluated 315 women who underwent kidney transplantation from 1983 to 2015 (a median of age at transplantation [10th-90th percentile] of 32 years [7-55 years]); 230 recipients between the ages of 15 to 49 years old as of March 2016 were observed. RESULTS: We experienced 10 abortions and 21 live births from our 23 recipients and 2 abortions and 7 live births in 7 recipients from other transplant center...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571000/quantitative-assessment-of-the-effect-of-pre-gestational-diabetes-and-risk-of-adverse-maternal-perinatal-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Lei Yu, Xiao-Ling Zeng, Ming-Liang Cheng, Guo-Zhen Yang, Bi Wang, Zi-Wen Xiao, Xin Luo, Bao-Fang Zhang, De-Wei Xiao, Shuai Zhang, Hua-Juan Liu, Ya-Xin Hu, Hou-Kang Lei, Qin-Fen Li, Zheng-Rong Wang
Pregnancies complicated by pre-gestational diabetes (PGD) are associated with a higher rate of adverse outcomes, including an increased rage of preterm delivery, pregnancy-induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, caesarean section, perinatal mortality, stillbirth, shoulder dystocia, macrosomia, small for gestational age, large for gestational age, low birth weight, neonatal hypoglycemia, neonatal death, low Apgar score, NICU admission, jaundice and respiratory distress. In the past two decades, numerous reports have been published regarding associations between PGD and risk of adverse outcomes...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567318/hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-and-low-platelets-severe-fetal-growth-restriction-postpartum-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-craniotomy-a-rare-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Shadi Rezai, Justin Faye, Alexander Hughes, Mon-Lai Cheung, Joel R Cohen, Judy A Kaia, Paul N Fuller, Cassandra E Henderson
Introduction. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome is a relatively uncommon but traumatic condition occurring in the later stage of pregnancy as a complication of severe preeclampsia or eclampsia. Prompt brain computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a multidisciplinary management approach are required to improve perinatal outcome. Case. A 37-year-old, Gravida 6, Para 1-0-4-1, Hispanic female with a history of chronic hypertension presented at 26 weeks and 6 days of gestational age...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565809/clinical-study-on-the-association-between-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-and-insulin-resistance
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Zhifang Chen, Weiling Liu, Xiaoqin Sun, Lingling Zhu
The aim of the present study was to explore the association between pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and insulin resistance (IR). A total of 50 cases of PIH and 50 healthy pregnant women with a similar gestational age were enrolled. The hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp technique was used to evaluate the degree of IR and all 100 subjects were divided into an IR and a non-IR group accordingly. Subsequently, the correlation between the systolic or diastolic blood pressure was assessed; furthermore, a homeostasis model assessment of IR (HOMA-IR), a HOMA of the insulin sensitivity index (HOMA-ISI) and a HOMA of β cell function (HOMA-β%) were performed...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565757/an-exploratory-study-into-the-role-of-mir-204-5p-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
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Zhixiong Mei, Baoqin Huang, Ying Mo, Jianhui Fan
The molecular mechanism that leads to pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), a pregnancy-specific syndrome, remains poorly understood. It has been suggested that microRNAs (miRNAs) may be potentially useful biomarkers for severe preeclampsia (PE), which is an important condition associated with PIH. The aim of the present study was to identify miR-204 by verifying differentially expressed serum miRNAs in patients with PIH during pregnancy compared with normal controls. Subsequently, the effects of miR-204 on proliferation and apoptosis of human choriocarcinoma (JAR) cells in hypoxic microenvironment were investigated...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555168/a-case-of-sevoflurane-use-during-pregnancy-in-the-management-of-persistent-status-asthmaticus
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Jessica Parrott, Mitch Tener, Katie Dennis, Matthew Sharpe, Cecily Clark-Ganheart
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is rarely used for the treatment of status asthmaticus. We report a case of sevoflurane hepatotoxicity in pregnancy with presentation similar to HELLP syndrome. CASE: A G2P1001 at 23 weeks in status asthmaticus presented with pCO2 > 130 and pH < 7. She was nonresponsive to traditional therapy. Sevoflurane was added for a 24 hr period. Respiratory status improved. Extubation occurred on day 12. Workup for preeclampsia spectrum disorders occurred due to maternal hypertension...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552893/participant-characteristics-in-the-kumamoto-university-regional-center-of-japan-environment-and-children-s-study-jecs-association-of-pregnancy-outcomes-with-pregestational-maternal-body-mass-index-and-maternal-weight-gain-during-pregnancy
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Michiko Kaimura, Masako Oda, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Takashi Ohba, Takahiko Katoh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify participant characteristics in the Kumamoto University Regional Center of the Japan Environment and Children's Study (K-JECS) and to investigate the association of pregnancy outcomes with pregestational maternal body mass index (BMI) and maternal weight gain during pregnancy (MWG). METHODS: The subjects were women with singleton birth, who had been recruited by the K-JECS, and were registered in the data systems for the first and second questionnaires and transcripts of medical records...
2017: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549455/inter-act-prevention-of-pregnancy-complications-through-an-e-health-driven-interpregnancy-lifestyle-intervention-study-protocol-of-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Annick Bogaerts, Lieveke Ameye, Margriet Bijlholt, Kelly Amuli, Dorine Heynickx, Roland Devlieger
BACKGROUND: Excessive maternal pre-pregnancy and gestational weight gain are related to pregnancy- and birth outcomes. The interpregnancy time window offers a unique opportunity to intervene in order to acquire a healthy lifestyle before the start of a new pregnancy. METHODS: INTER-ACT is an e-health driven multicentre randomised controlled intervention trial targeting women at high risk of pregnancy- and birth related complications. Eligible women are recruited for the study at day 2 or 3 postpartum...
May 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545266/-analysis-of-misssed-diagnosis-and-misdiagnosis-of-1-212-cases-with-placental-abruption
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D Xu, C Liang, J W Xu, J He
Objective: To investigate the risk factors and clinical manifestations of placental abruption, and to analyze the causes of missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted in 135 584 women who delivered in Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University from January 2005 to December 2015. The diagnosis of placental abruption was made in 1 212 cases. According to the consistency of prenatal and postnatal diagnosis, they were divided into 3 groups. (1) The diagnosis was consistent prenatally and postnatally in 715 cases(58...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542464/maternal-low-thyroxin-levels-are-associated-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-a-chinese-population
#17
Yong Zhang, Xiaobei Dai, Shuai Yang, Chen Zhang, Mi Han, He-Feng Huang, Jianxia Fan
Although thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy may have adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes, few studies have examined the relationship between maternal low free thyroxin (FT4) levels in both first and third trimesters of pregnancy and the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes. We hypothesized that low FT4 levels in either first or third trimesters of pregnancy may have different effects on pregnancy outcomes. The study included 6,031 mothers who provided both first and third pregnancy serum samples for analyses of thyroid function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535940/-postpartum-hemorrhage-and-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-during-emergency-lower-segment-cesarean-section-dexmedetomidine-to-our-rescue
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Uma Hariharan
Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective α-2 agonist which has recently revolutionized our anesthesia and intensive care practice. An obstetric patient presented for emergency cesarean delivery under general anesthesia, with pre-eclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage. In carefully selected cases with refractory hypertension and postpartum hemorrhage, dexmedetomidine can be used for improving overall patient outcome. It was beneficial in controlling both the blood pressure and uterine bleeding during cesarean section in our patient...
May 20, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534012/association-of-isolated-single-umbilical-artery-with-perinatal-outcomes-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hyeong Ju Kim, Jae-Hoon Kim, Doo Byung Chay, Joo Hyun Park, Min-A Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between prenatally diagnosed isolated single umbilical artery (iSUA) and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and KoreaMed from inception to January 2016, with no language or regional restrictions, for cohort and case-control studies reporting on the relationship of iSUA and perinatal outcomes. We assessed the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the occurrence of small for gestational age, preterm birth, pregnancy-induced hypertension, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and perinatal mortality in fetuses with iSUA compared with those in fetuses with three vessel cord...
May 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526449/predictors-of-vaginal-delivery-in-medically-indicated-early-preterm-induction-of-labor
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Rachel A Sievert, Spencer G Kuper, Victoria C Jauk, Melissa Parrish, Joseph R Biggio, Lorie M Harper
BACKGROUND: When delivery is indicated prior to 34 weeks, many providers perform a cesarean delivery rather than induce labor based on perceptions of a high failure rate. Given the morbidity of cesarean delivery, an accurate estimate of the success rate and factors associated with success in preterm induction of labor is important in management decisions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a prediction model for successful induction of labor in preterm patients using factors known at the time the decision is made to deliver...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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