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High risk pregnancy, shock

E Mahesh, S Puri, V Varma, P R Madhyastha, S Bande, K C Gurudev
Pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (PRAKI) contributes to 3-7% of overall acute kidney injury (AKI) cases in Indian subcontinent. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of PRAKI and risk factors associated with renal injury and maternal mortality. One hundred and sixty-five patients with PRAKI, seen at M. S. Ramaiah Medical College between 2005 and 2014, were included in this, observational study. AKI was analyzed in terms of maximal stage of renal injury attained as per Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss of function, and End-stage renal disease (RIFLE) criteria...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Ofer Havakuk, Sorel Goland, Anil Mehra, Uri Elkayam
BACKGROUND: Because of the rarity of this condition, information on pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection is limited. We reviewed a large number of contemporary pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection cases in an attempt to define the clinical characteristics and provide management recommendations. METHODS AND RESULTS: A literature search for cases of pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection reported between 2000 and 2015 included 120 cases; 75% presented with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction, and 80% had anterior myocardial infarction...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
Martin Gauster, Alejandro Majali-Martinez, Sabine Maninger, Elisabeth Gutschi, Patrick H Greimel, Marina Ivanisevic, Josip Djelmis, Gernot Desoye, Ursula Hiden
INTRODUCTION: Human pregnancy and in particular the first trimester, is a period highly susceptible towards adverse insults such as oxidative stress, which may lead to inadequate embryonic and feto-placental development. Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased oxidative stress caused by hyperglycemia, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and inflammatory signals. In pregnancy, diabetes elevates the risk for early pregnancy loss, preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction, pathologies that origin from early placental maldevelopment...
February 2017: Placenta
Jennifer Banayan, Sarosh Rana, Ariel Mueller, Avery Tung, Hadi Ramadan, Zoltan Arany, Junaid Nizamuddin, Victor Novack, Barbara Scavone, Samuel M Brown, Sajid Shahul
OBJECTIVE: Cardiogenic shock (CS) may occur during pregnancy and dramatically worsen peripartum outcomes. METHODS: We analyzed the National Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2013 to describe the incidence of, risk factors for and outcomes of CS during pregnancy. RESULTS: Of the 53,794,192 hospitalizations analyzed, 2044 were complicated by CS. The mortality rate in peripartum women with CS was 18.81% versus 0.02% without. It occurs more often during postpartum (58...
November 11, 2016: Hypertension in Pregnancy
Erdal Uzun, Ali Eray Günay, Turan Bilge Kızkapan, Mahmut Mutlu
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous bilateral femoral neck fracture is an uncommon condition. There are very few cases reported in the literature and most of these cases have underlying bone pathologies such as renal osteodystrophy and osteomalacia. In some cases bilateral femoral neck fractures occur due to generalized seizures or high-energy trauma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this case report "atraumatic bilateral femoral neck fracture in a 26year old woman in postpartum period with hypophosphatemic rickets disease" is presented...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ashakiran T Rathod, K V Malini
PURPOSE: To analyze obstetric admissions to intensive care unit and to identify the risk factors responsible for intensive care admission. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of all obstetric cases admitted to the intensive care unit over a period of 3 years. Data were collected from case records. The risk factors responsible for ICU admission were analyzed. RESULTS: There were 765 obstetric admissions to ICU accounting for 1.24 % of all deliveries...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Binh T T Ho, Alexandra Y Kruse, Hue T H Le, Phuong N Cam, Freddy K Pedersen
Background. Neonatal deaths constitute the majority of child mortality in Vietnam, but studies are scarce and focus on community settings. Methods. During a 12-month period, all sick neonates admitted to a pediatric department in a province hospital were studied. Potential risk factors of death covering sociodemographic factors, pregnancy history, previous neonatal period, and status on admission were registered. The neonates were followed up until discharge or death or until 28 completed days of age if still hospitalized or until withdrawal of life support...
2016: BioMed Research International
Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Anne Chantry, Gary Duclos, Aurelie Bourgoin, Alexandre Mignon, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Marc Leone
In developed countries, the rate of obstetric ICU admissions (admission during pregnancy or the postpartum period) is between 0.5 and 4 per 1000 deliveries and the overall case-fatality rate is about 2%. The most two common causes of obstetric ICU admissions concerned direct obstetric pathologies: obstetric hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. This review summarized the principles of management of critically ill pregnant patient. Its imply taking care of two patients in the same time. A coordinated multidisciplinary team including intensivists, anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians and pharmacists is therefore necessary...
October 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Shiri Shinar, Yuval Fouks, Sharon Amit, David Pauzner, Jalal Tarabeia, Vered Schechner, Ariel Many
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical characteristics in parturients with group A streptococcal infection and suggest preventive strategies. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all group A streptococci cultures from women presenting with peripartum fever or abdominal tenderness between January 2008 and May 2015 in a university hospital. Records and epidemiologic investigations of patients and staff were reviewed. RESULTS: Thirty-seven patients with group A streptococci cultures were identified, with an incidence of one identified postpartum group A streptococcal infection per 2,837 deliveries...
February 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jamil R Cade, Gilberto Szarf, Maria Eduarda M de Siqueira, Áurea Chaves, Júlio C M Andréa, Hélio R Figueira, Manuel M Gomes, Bárbara P Freitas, Juliana Filgueiras Medeiros, Márcio Ricardo Dos Santos, Walter B Fiorotto, Augusto Daige, Rosaly Gonçalves, Marcelo Cantarelli, Cláudia Maria Rodrigues Alves, Leandro Echenique, Fábio S de Brito, Marco A Perin, Daniel Born, Harvey Hecht, Adriano Caixeta
AIMS: We sought to present a series of 13 pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection (P-SCAD), their angiographic and multimodal imaging findings, acute phase treatment, and outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 2005 and 2015, 13 cases of P-SCAD were collected from a database of 11 tertiary hospitals. The mean age was 33.8 ± 3.7 years; most patients had no risk factors for coronary artery disease, and the majority were multiparous. P-SCAD occurred during the puerperium in 12 patients with a median time of 10 days...
January 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Y Golub, C Fabio, R Funke, S Frey, J Distler, S von Hörsten, C M Freitag, O Kratz, G H Moll, J Solati
Maternal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following trauma exposure during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of affective disorders in children. To investigate the mechanisms by which prenatal trauma and/or maternal PTSD affect brain development and behaviour we established a mouse model of prenatal traumatic (PT) experience based on the application of an electric foot shock to C57Bl/6N female mice on the gestational day 12 during their pregnancy. The model is based on a previously validated animal model of PTSD...
February 22, 2016: Developmental Neurobiology
J A Saar, C Maack
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) still represents a challenge regarding a rapid diagnosis and a risk-adapted therapy. In the 2014 guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on the diagnosis and management of acute PE, several new recommendations have been issued based on new study data. Some established scores for risk stratification were developed further and there is now good evidence for the use of age-adjusted D-dimer cut-off levels. For the risk stratification in patients without clinical features of shock, the utilization of the pulmonary embolism severity index (PESI) and simplified PESI (sPESI) scores is recommended...
December 2015: Herz
Lindsay E Nicolle
Asymptomatic bacteriuria is very common. In healthy women, asymptomatic bacteriuria increases with age, from <1% in newborns to 10% to 20% of women age 80 years, but is uncommon in men until after age 50 years. Individuals with underlying genitourinary abnormalities, including indwelling devices, may also have a high frequency of asymptomatic bacteriuria, irrespective of age or gender. The prevalence is very high in residents of long-term-care facilities, from 25% to 50% of women and 15% to 40% of men. Escherichia coli is the most frequent organism isolated, but a wide variety of other organisms may occur...
October 2015: Microbiology Spectrum
Anna Polewczyk, Marcin Sadowski
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is very rarely observed during pregnancy and postpartum period. The frequency of PE in pregnant women is relatively difficult to assess because the existing data estimate all venous-thromboembolic (VTE) complications including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and PE. The incidence of PE itself has been evaluated on 3 cases per 10000 deliveries. Diagnostics of PE during pregnancy is very difficult and requires unequivocal confirmation or exclusion because of exposure of fetus to potential complications of antithrombic therapy...
2015: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Venu Jain, Radha Chari, Sharon Maslovitz, Dan Farine, Emmanuel Bujold, Robert Gagnon, Melanie Basso, Hayley Bos, Richard Brown, Stephanie Cooper, Katy Gouin, N Lynne McLeod, Savas Menticoglou, William Mundle, Christy Pylypjuk, Anne Roggensack, Frank Sanderson
OBJECTIVE: Physical trauma affects 1 in 12 pregnant women and has a major impact on maternal mortality and morbidity and on pregnancy outcome. A multidisciplinary approach is warranted to optimize outcome for both the mother and her fetus. The aim of this document is to provide the obstetric care provider with an evidence-based systematic approach to the pregnant trauma patient. OUTCOMES: Significant health and economic outcomes considered in comparing alternative practices...
June 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Mohammad Ezzati, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Sina Haeri
Heterotopic pregnancy occurs rarely following natural conception; however, intrauterine embryo transfer following in vitro fertilization is a known risk factor for its occurrence. A 29-year-old woman presented with acute abdomen at 14w5d gestation following in vitro fertilization-embryo treatment. A ruptured heterotopic gestation in the left fallopian tube was identified at laparoscopy and treated by salpingectomy. Subsequently, at 21-week gestation, routine sonogram demonstrated bilateral ventriculomegaly in the intrauterine fetus...
September 2015: Prenatal Diagnosis
Jasmina Begum, P Pallavee, Sunita Samal
Ovarian pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy but it is the most common type of nontubal ectopic pregnancy. Many times it is operated with a misdiagnosis of ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy or hemorrhagic corpus luteum. The high resolution transvaginal ultrasonography is a valuable tool for diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy but ovarian pregnancy still remains a diagnostic problem and a continuous challenge to the gynecologist. The correct diagnosis is made at the time of surgery and confirmation is by histopathological report...
April 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
E Maughan, C Webster, T Konig, I Renfrew
INTRODUCTION: Renal artery aneurysm rupture is an extremely rare cause of acute abdominal pain and haemodynamic instability in pregnancy. Due to its rarity, the diagnosis may not be immediately considered, and therefore there is a high associated mortality rate for both mother and fetus. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a 41-year old primigravida who presented to the obstetricians at 22 weeks' gestation with severe abdominal pain, shock and fetal loss...
2015: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Deborah Karasek, Julia Goodman, Alison Gemmill, April Falconi, Terry Hartig, Aristotle Magganas, Ralph Catalano
Male twin gestations exhibit higher incidence of fetal morbidity and mortality than singleton gestations. From an evolutionary perspective, the relatively high rates of infant and child mortality among male twins born into threatening environments reduce the fitness of these gestations, making them more vulnerable to fetal loss. Women do not perceive choosing to spontaneously abort gestations although the outcome may result from estimates, made without awareness, of the risks of continuing a pregnancy. Here, we examine whether the non-conscious decisional biology of gestation can be linked to conscious risk aversion...
June 2015: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
A Daniilidis, A Pantelis, V Makris, D Balaouras, N Vrachnis
INTRODUCTION: Despite the major advances made in the diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancies in the last two decades, an accurate diagnosis can sometimes still be quite challenging, since it relies on the combination of ultrasound findings and serial serum beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (β-hCG) measurements. CASE PRESENTATION: This paper describes the case of a 36-year-old woman of Caucasian origin who was admitted to the emergency department of our clinic with clinical symptoms of hemorrhagic shock in combination with two negative pregnancy tests done by her at home and a negative urine test which was performed on her admission to the hospital...
July 2014: Hippokratia
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