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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324259/protective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-seeds-against-spermatocyte-chromosomal-aberrations-and-genotoxicity-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-mice
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Ashraf M Abdel-Moneim, Amina E Essawy, Sherifa S Hamed, Ashgan A Abou-Gabal, Aglal A Alzergy
Nigella sativa is a well-known dietary antioxidant and a valuable inhibitor of clastogenesis and carcinogenesis. The purpose of the present work was to investigate the effects of N. sativa seeds against chromosomal aberrations in primary spermatocytes and early embryonic lethality induced by CCl4 hepatotoxin in Swiss albino mice. One hundred male Swiss albino mice were randomly divided into five groups. Groups I, II, and III received only normal saline, olive oil, and aqueous suspension of N. sativa seeds (50 mg/kg b...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319657/risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-children-born-to-mothers-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-literature-review
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Sophie Wojcik, Sasha Bernatsky, Robert W Platt, Christian A Pineau, Ann E Clarke, Éric Fombonne, Anick Bérard, Évelyne Vinet
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests in utero exposure to maternal antibodies and cytokines as important risk factors for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We aimed to systematically review the risk of ASD in children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to children born to mothers without RA. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of original articles using electronic databases: PubMed, EMBase, and Web of Science. RESULTS: Our literature search identified a total of 70 articles...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319314/progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-birth-the-studies-are-getting-better-but-there-is-still-room-for-improvement
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Carr Men Chung, Maud van Zijl, Jeffrey A Keelan, Ben Willem Mol
Spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) remains one of the pressing problems of modern obstetrics. Allen and Corner first isolated progesterone and proposed the name because of its pro-gestational activity (Allen 1930). Progesterone prolongs pregnancy via a range of actions in the myometrium, cervix and placenta which, when exploited pharmacologically, might delay or even prevent PTB. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 20, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319267/risk-factors-associated-with-failure-of-treatment-for-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
#4
Ying-Cheng Chiang, Yi-An Tu, Jehn-Hsiahn Yang, Shin-Yu Lin, Chien-Nan Lee, Jin-Chung Shih
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors associated with treatment failure among women with cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). METHODS: In a retrospective study, the medical records of patients with CSP treated at National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, from 1994 to 2015 were reviewed. The women were managed primarily with hysterotomy, evacuation, or methotrexate. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis and logistic regression analysis were used to evaluate the factors associated with treatment failure...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319264/a-retrospective-study-of-the-effect-of-increasing-age-on-success-rates-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Yvonne M O'Brien, Michael Ryan, Fiona Martyn, Mary B Wingfield
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of increasing age on the outcome of assisted reproductive technology, particularly among women aged 40 years or older. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using prospectively collected data for all in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles among women aged 30-35 years or 40-44 years conducted at Merrion Fertility Clinic, Dublin, Ireland, between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014. The relationship between age and treatment outcome was assessed...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318025/maternal-chronic-hypoxia-increases-expression-of-genes-regulating-lung-liquid-movement-and-surfactant-maturation-in-male-fetuses-in-late-gestation
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Erin V McGillick, Sandra Orgeig, Beth J Allison, Kirsty L Brain, Youguo Niu, Nozomi Itani, Katie L Skeffington, Andrew D Kane, Emilio A Herrera, Dino A Giussani, Janna L Morrison
Chronic fetal hypoxaemia is a common pregnancy complication that may arise from maternal, placental and/or fetal factors. Respiratory outcome of the infant at birth likely depends on the duration, timing and severity of the hypoxaemic insult. We have isolated the effect of maternal chronic hypoxia (MCH) for a month in late gestation on fetal lung development. Pregnant ewes were exposed to normoxia (21% O2 ) or hypoxia (10% O2 ) from 105-138 d gestation (term ∼145 d). At 138 d, gene expression in fetal lung tissue was determined by qRT-PCR...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317327/a-research-agenda-for-moving-early-medical-pregnancy-termination-over-the-counter
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Nathalie Kapp, Daniel Grossman, Emily Jackson, Laura Castleman, Dalia Brahmi
Given the overall safety profile and increasing availability of medical pregnancy termination drugs, we asked: would the mifepristone-misoprostol regimen for medical termination at ≤10 weeks gestation meet U.S. FDA regulatory criteria for over-the-counter (OTC) approval, and if not, what are the present research gaps? We conducted a literature review of consumer behaviors necessary for a successful OTC application for medical termination ≤10 weeks and identified crucial research gaps. If we were to embark on a development program for OTC or more generally, self-use of medical termination, the critical elements missing are the label comprehension, self -selection and actual use studies...
March 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306346/risk-factors-for-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-multivariate-approach-in-a-case-control-study
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Irini Chatziralli, Stamatina A Kabanarou, Efstratios Parikakis, Alexandros Chatzirallis, Tina Xirou, Panagiotis Mitropoulos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the potential risk factors associated independently with central serous retinopathy (CSR) in a Greek population, using multivariate approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants in the study were 183 consecutive patients diagnosed with CSR and 183 controls, matched for age. All participants underwent complete ophthalmological examination and information regarding their sociodemographic, clinical, medical and ophthalmological history were recorded, so as to assess potential risk factors for CSR...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303276/a-parameterized-ultrasound-based-finite-element-analysis-of-the-mechanical-environment-of-pregnancy
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Andrea R Westervelt, Michael Fernandez, Michael House, Joy Vink, Chia-Ling Nhan-Chang, Ronald Wapner, Kristin M Myers
Preterm birth is the leading cause of childhood mortality, and can lead to health risks in survivors. The mechanical function of the uterus, fetal membranes, and cervix have dynamic roles to protect the fetus during gestation. To understand their mechanical function and relation to preterm birth, we built a 3-dimensional parameterized finite element model of pregnancy. This model is generated by an automated procedure that is informed by maternal ultrasound measurements. A baseline model at 25 weeks of gestation was characterized, and to visualize the impact of cervical structural parameters on tissue stretch we evaluated the model sensitivity to: (1) anterior uterocervical angle, (2) cervical length, (3) posterior cervical offset, and (4) cervical stiffness...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302201/-risk-factors-for-allergic-diseases-in-children-aged-0-24-months-in-the-wuhu-urban-area-anhui-province-china
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Shou-Gui Wang, Xiang-Sheng Zhang, Yan-Fang Zhao, Li Sun, Xi-Tao Pan, Ning Wan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of allergic diseases in children aged 0-24 months in the Wuhu urban area of Anhui Province and risk factors for allergic diseases. METHODS: Cluster random sampling was performed to select 600 children aged 0-24 months and their mothers from the Wuhu urban area, and a questionnaire survey was conducted to collect the data of disease history, family history, mothers' conditions during pregnancy, and child-rearing situation...
March 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297589/prospective-longitudinal-study-of-predictors-of-postpartum-onset-depression-in-women-with-a-history-of-major-depressive-disorder
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Rita Suri, Zachary N Stowe, Lee S Cohen, D Jeffrey Newport, Vivien K Burt, Ana R Aquino-Elias, Bettina T Knight, Jim Mintz, Lori L Altshuler
OBJECTIVE: Risk factors for postpartum depression in euthymic pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder (MDD) were evaluated. METHODS: From April 2003 to March 2009, 343 pregnant women with a history of Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID)-diagnosed major depressive disorder were prospectively assessed from the third trimester into the postpartum period using the SCID mood module and 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS). Data from 300 subjects who completed at least 2 mood module assessments (1 within 60 days before and the other within 60 days after delivery) were analyzed for predictive associations between variables assessed in the third trimester and the development of a postpartum depression...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296959/estradiol-alters-the-immune-responsiveness-of-cervical-epithelial-cells-stimulated-with-ligands-of-toll-like-receptors-2-and-4
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Behnia S Lashkari, Dilly O C Anumba
The mucosa of the female reproductive tract plays a pivotal role in host defence. Pregnancy must alter immunological mechanisms at this interface to protect the conceptus. We sought to determine how estradiol (E2) alters the immune-responsiveness of cervical epithelial cells to ligand stimulation of Toll-like receptor (TLR)-2 and -4. Human ectocervical epithelial cells (HECECs) were cultured and co-incubated with two concentrations of E2 and peptidoglycan (PGN) or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) over durations that ranged between 10 minutes and 18 hours...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296372/-adolescent-pregnancy-its-causes-and-repercussions-in-the-dyad
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Arturo Loredo-Abdalá, Edgar Vargas-Campuzano, Abigail Casas-Muñoz, Jessica González-Corona, César Jesús Gutiérrez-Leyva
Teen pregnancy (TP) is a global public health problem that affects the physical and emotional health, educational and economic status of prospective parents and often also affects the product of gestation. In most cases, the TP is an unplanned event, and often difficult to accept by the couple. But it is more complicated for the future mother who suddenly finds herself without the protection of the couple, her family and her school companions. The risks to which the young mothers are exposed are diverse, but include: submitting to a clandestine abortion, falling into drug addiction, prostitution and crime; Also, it should be noted that with so many adversities, she can develop child maltreatment and frequently, she may be attacked at home, at school or in society giving rise to the twin phenomena of child abuse...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295509/measuring-tsh-receptor-antibody-trab-to-influence-treatment-choices-in-graves-disease
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Asha Hesarghatta Shyamasunder, Prakash Abraham
TSH receptor antibody (TRAb) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of Graves' disease (GD) and its levels correlate with the clinical course. The 2(nd) and 3(rd) generation TRAb assays have >95% sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of GD, and have improved the utility of TRAb to predict relapse. TRAb levels decline with antithyroid drug (ATD) therapy and after thyroidectomy. Its level increases for a year following radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy, with a gradual fall thereafter. TRAb level >12 IU/L at diagnosis of GD is associated with 60% risk of relapse at 2 years and 84% at 4 years...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295470/preconception-tsh-levels-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-184-611-women
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Shi Chen, Xiang Zhou, Huijuan Zhu, Hongbo Yang, Fengying Gong, Linjie Wang, Man Zhang, Yu Jiang, Chengsheng Yan, Jianqiang Li, Qing Wang, Shikun Zhang, Hui Pan
BACKGROUND: Whether subclinical hypothyroidism adversely impacts pregnancy outcomes is inconclusive, and limited data are available on the optimal TSH range in women planning pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between maternal preconception TSH levels and pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. METHODS: From 2010 to 2012, the free National Pre-pregnancy Checkups Project recruited 248,501 pairs of volunteer couples across China, of which 184,611women, who subsequently became pregnant, were studied...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295303/separation-and-characterization-of-maternal-cardiac-and-vascular-sounds-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Diana Riknagel, Henrik Zimmermann, Richard Farlie, Dorte Hammershøi, Samuel E Schmidt, Morten Hedegaard, Peter Humaidan, Johannes J Struijk
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the vascular sounds of the uteroplacental blood flow obtained by microphones. METHODS: The present retrospective study took place in an anechoic chamber facility at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 2012, and included pregnant participants aged 18-40 years with a singleton pregnancy at 32-36 weeks and a parity of 0-2. Abdominal Doppler ultrasonography was performed bilaterally on the uterine arteries. Subsequently, in the same positions, sound recordings were performed with microphones...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295285/tolosa-hunt-syndrome-presenting-during-pregnancy-following-progesterone-administration
#17
Charles E Litwin, Annie S O Leung
Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) is a rare disease with an estimated incidence of 1 case per 1 million people per year [1]. A 24 year-old woman (G2 P0 A1 ) at 37(+3) weeks of pregnancy presented at the study institution reporting a 2-week unilateral headache on the left side, worsening nausea, and 1 day of progressively worsening left eye diplopia and photophobia. No significant medical or surgical history was reported, and the index pregnancy had been uncomplicated with the exception of some first-trimester bleeding that resulted in the patient being prescribed vaginal progesterone as part of a clinical trial...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295207/human-gestation-associated-tissues-express-functional-cytosolic-nucleic-acid-sensing-pattern-recognition-receptors
#18
Aled H Bryant, Georgina E Menzies, Louis M Scott, Samantha Spencer-Harty, Lleucu B Davies, Rachel A Smith, Ruth H Jones, Catherine A Thornton
The role of viral infections in adverse pregnancy outcomes has gained interest in recent years. Innate immune pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and their signalling pathways that yield a cytokine output in response to pathogenic stimuli have been postulated to link infection at the maternal-fetal interface and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The objective of this study was to investigate the expression and functional response of nucleic acid ligand responsive Toll-like receptors (TLR3, 7, 8 and 9), and retinoic acid-inducible gene 1 (RIG-I)-like receptors (RIG-I, MDA5 and LGP2) in human term gestation-associated tissues (placenta, choriodecidua and amnion) using an explant model...
March 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295157/hysterectomy-for-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-no-or-minimal-bladder-separation-technique
#19
Shigeki Matsubara, Shiho Nagayama, Risa Narumi, Rie Usui, Tatsuya Suzuki
For cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP), various uterus-preserving treatments have been proposed (1, 2); however, hysterectomy is eventually required in some cases (1, 2). Hysterectomy-related adverse events should be avoided, especially in CSP-hysterectomy, considering that patients are usually exhausted or compromised both mentally and physically after failed uterus-preserving therapy. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295156/identification-of-first-stage-labor-arrest-by-electromyography-in-term-nulliparous-women-after-induction-of-labor
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Blanka Vasak, Elisabeth M Graatsma, Elske Hekman-Drost, Marinus J Eijkemans, Jules H Schagen Van Leeuwen, Gerard H A Visser, Benoit C Jacod
Worldwide induction and cesarean delivery rates have increased rapidly, with consequences for subsequent pregnancies. The majority of intra-partum cesarean deliveries are performed for failure to progress, typically in nulliparous women at term. Current uterine registration techniques fail to identify inefficient contractions leading to first stage labor arrest. An alternative technique, uterine electromyography has been shown to identify inefficient contractions leading to first stage arrest of labor in nulliparous women with spontaneous onset of labor at term...
March 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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