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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163023/perinatal-asphyxia-in-rat-alters-expression-of-novel-schizophrenia-risk-genes
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Alessandra Paparelli, Keiko Iwata, Tomoyasu Wakuda, Conrad Iyegbe, Robin M Murray, Nori Takei
Epidemiological studies suggest that obstetric complications, particularly those related to hypoxia during labor and delivery, are a risk factor for development of schizophrenia. The impact of perinatal asphyxia on postnatal life has been studied in a rodent model of global hypoxia, which is accompanied by cesarean section birth. This asphyxia model shows several behavioral, pharmacological, neurochemical, and neuroanatomical abnormalities in adulthood that have relevance to schizophrenia. Further, it is suggested that schizophrenia has a strong genetic component, and indeed novel candidate genes were recently identified by a genome-wide association study...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154462/the-role-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-in-normal-and-pathological-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Rui-Qi Chang, Da-Jin Li, Ming-Qing Li
The survival of allogeneic fetus during pregnancy contradicts the laws of immune responses. Behind this paradoxical phenomenon, the mechanism is quite complex. Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is the first and rate-limiting enzyme of tryptophan catabolism. Emerging evidence shows that IDO is expressed at the maternal-fetal interface, including trophoblast cells, decidual stroma cells, decidual immune cells (eg, natural killer cells, T cells, and macrophages), and vascular endothelial cells of decidua and chorion...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149182/comparison-between-public-and-private-sectors-of-care-and-disparities-in-adverse-neonatal-outcomes-following-emergency-intrapartum-cesarean-at-term-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Woonji Jang, Christopher Flatley, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Perinatal outcomes may be influenced by a variety of factors including maternal demographics and medical condition as well as socio-economic status. The evidence for disparities in health outcomes stratified by type of care (public or private) is lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate short term neonatal outcomes following category 1 and 2 emergency cesareans at term between publicly and privately funded women at a single major tertiary centre in Australia. Category 1-immediate threat to life (maternal or fetal); Category 2-maternal or fetal compromise that is not immediately life-threatening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124453/a-machine-learning-ensemble-classifier-for-early-prediction-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Somasundaram S K, Alli P
The main complication of diabetes is Diabetic retinopathy (DR), retinal vascular disease and it leads to the blindness. Regular screening for early DR disease detection is considered as an intensive labor and resource oriented task. Therefore, automatic detection of DR diseases is performed only by using the computational technique is the great solution. An automatic method is more reliable to determine the presence of an abnormality in Fundus images (FI) but, the classification process is poorly performed...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112650/maternal-pulse-pressure-and-the-risk-of-postepidural-complications-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Justin R Lappen, Stephen A Myers, Norman Bolen, Brian M Mercer, Edward K S Chien
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that increasing the intravenous fluid bolus volume at the time of epidural placement in women with narrow pulse pressure would reduce postepidural fetal heart rate (FHR) abnormalities, hypotension, and resuscitative obstetric interventions. METHODS: We performed a single-center randomized controlled trial. Eligible participants were normotensive with a nonanomalous singleton gestation at or after 35 weeks and with a narrow pulse pressure (less than 45 mm Hg) on admission...
November 3, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090523/digital-microscopy-as-a-screening-tool-for-the-diagnosis-of-hereditary-hemolytic-anemia
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R Huisjes, W W van Solinge, M D Levin, R van Wijk, J A Riedl
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of red blood cell (RBC) morphology is an important first step in the differential diagnosis of hereditary hemolytic anemia. It is, however, labor intensive, expensive, and prone to subjectivity. To improve and standardize the analysis of RBC morphology as a screening tool in the diagnosis of hereditary hemolytic anemia, we studied its automated analysis by digital microscopy (DM). METHODS: Blood from 90 patients with hereditary hemolytic anemia and 32 normal control subjects was analyzed by the CellaVision DM96 Digital Microscope...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082789/influence-of-perinatal-inflammation-on-the-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-premature-infants
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Adriano Rodríguez-Trujillo, José Ríos, Martina A Ángeles, David E Posadas, Clara Murillo, Claudia Rueda, Francesc Botet, Jordi Bosch, Andrea Vergara, Eduard Gratacós, Montse Palacio, Teresa Cobo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of perinatal inflammation on neurodevelopmental outcome of premature infants. STUDY DESIGN: From a retrospective cohort study of women with preterm labor with intact membranes or preterm prelabor rupture of membranes with an amniocentesis to rule out intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI) and microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC), we evaluated neurodevelopmental outcome of their infants born between 24.0 and 34.0 weeks' gestation...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078938/defining-and-managing-normal-and-abnormal-second-stage-of-labor
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REVIEW
Yvonne W Cheng, Aaron B Caughey
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Practice Bulletin No. 49 on Dystocia and Augmentation of Labor defines a prolonged second stage as more than 2 hours without or 3 hours with epidural analgesia in nulliparous women, and 1 hour without, or 2 hours with epidural in multiparous women. This definition diagnoses 10% to 14% of nulliparous and 3% to 3.5% of multiparous women as having a prolonged second stage. Although current labor norms remained largely based on data established by Friedman in the 1950s, modern obstetric population and practice have evolved with time...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078937/defining-and-managing-normal-and-abnormal-first-stage-of-labor
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REVIEW
Janine S Rhoades, Alison G Cahill
Modern data have redefined the normal first stage of labor. Key differences include that the latent phase of labor is much slower than was previously thought and the transition from latent to active labor does not occur until about 6 cm of cervical dilatation, regardless of parity or whether labor was spontaneous or induced. Providers should have a low threshold to use one of the safe and effective interventions to manage abnormal progression in the first stage of labor, including oxytocin, internal tocodynamometry, and amniotomy...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073889/intra-versus-retroplacental-hematomas-a-retrospective-case-control-study-on-pregnancy-outcomes
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Johannes Ott, Philipp Pecnik, Regina Promberger, Sophie Pils, Julia Binder, Kinga M Chalubinski
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine hematomas are a common pregnancy complication. The literature lacks studies about outcomes based on hematoma localization. Thus, we aimed to compare pregnancies complicated by an intraplacental hematoma to cases with a retroplacental hematoma and to a control group. METHODS: In a retrospective case-control study, 32 women with an intraplacental hematoma, 199 women with a retroplacental hematoma, and a control group consisting of 113 age-matched women with no signs of placental abnormalities were included...
October 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073508/lower-limbs-venous-compression-reduces-the-incidence-of-maternal-hypotension-following-epidural-analgesia-during-term-labor
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Violaine Peyronnet, Arnaud Roses, Aude Girault, Marie Pierre Bonnet, Francois Goffinet, Vassilis Tsatsaris, Edouard Lecarpentier
OBJECTIVE(S): Every year in France, 10% to 20% of the 600 000 women given epidural analgesia during labor experience hypotension, which in 15% of cases is associated with fetal heart rate abnormalities. The efficiency of lower limbs venous compression in preventing the occurrence of maternal hypotension after neuraxial anesthesia has already been demonstrated, but only in the context of scheduled cesarean section. We assessed the preventive effect of medical lower limbs venous compression on the incidence of maternal hypotension after epidural analgesia during spontaneous term labor...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055052/pregnancy-prior-to-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-more-often-complicated-by-post-term-birth-and-perinatal-death
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Marise M Wagner, Jantien Visser, Harjo Verburg, Chantal W P M Hukkelhoven, Jan M M van Lith, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp
INTRODUCTION: The cause of recurrent pregnancy loss remains often unknown. Possibly, pathophysiological pathways are shared with other pregnancy complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All women with secondary recurrent pregnancy loss (SRPL) visiting Leiden University Medical Centre (January 2000-2015) were included in this retrospective cohort to assess whether women with SRPL have a more complicated first pregnancy compared to control women. SRPL was defined as ≥ 3 consecutive pregnancy losses before 22 weeks' gestation, with a previous birth...
October 21, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041923/fetal-heart-rate-abnormalities-during-and-after-external-cephalic-version-which-fetuses-are-at-risk-and-how-are-they-delivered
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Simone M Kuppens, Ida Smailbegovic, Saskia Houterman, Ingrid de Leeuw, Tom H Hasaart
BACKGROUND: Fetal heart rate abnormalities (FHR) during and after external cephalic version (ECV) are relatively frequent. They may raise concern about fetal wellbeing. Only occasionally they may lead to an emergency cesarean section. METHODS: Prospective cohort study in 980 women (> 34 weeks gestation) with a singleton fetus in breech presentation. During and after external cephalic version (ECV) FHR abnormalities were recorded. Obstetric variables and delivery outcome were evaluated...
October 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033614/fusion-of-lower-limbs-with-severe-urogenital-malformation-in-a-newborn-a-rare-congenital-clinical-syndrome-case-report
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Fatemah Al Hadhoud, Abeer H Kamal, Abdulmohsen Al Anjari, Michael Fe Diejomaoh
BACKGROUND: Fused lower limbs combined with severe urogenital malformation, also known as sirenomelia, is a rare congenital clinical syndrome. The etiology is unknown, and the outcome for the affected fetus is rather uncertain. CASE REPORT: Mrs RB, a Kuwaiti woman primigravida, married to a non-consanguineous husband, had uneventful antenatal care in a private health service, until she was admitted to the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait, at 31 weeks of gestation with a 3-hour history of ruptured membranes...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027258/acquired-factor-xi-deficiency-and-therapeutic-plasma-exchange
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Geoffrey D Wool, Angela Treml, Jonathan L Miller
Congenital factor XI (FXI) deficiency is associated with a variable bleeding phenotype. Recent reports have documented the use of therapeutic plasma exchange to rapidly and isovolumetrically increase FXI levels before invasive procedures in patients with congenital FXI deficiency. We report a case of acquired FXI deficiency in a pregnant woman with lupus. We proved that the inhibitor was an IgG, therefore potentially capable of crossing the placenta. While immune suppression eliminated detectable circulating inhibitor, the woman's FXI remained quite low...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026436/relationship-between-menstruation-status-and-work-conditions-in-japan
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Mariko Nishikitani, Mutsuhiro Nakao, Shinobu Tsurugano, Mariko Inoure, Eiji Yano
BACKGROUND: Menstrual problems can significantly impact daily and work life. In reaction to a shrinking population, the Japanese government is encouraging more women to participate in the labor force. Actual success in achieving this aim, however, is limited. Specifically, participation in the workforce by women during their reproductive years is impacted by their health, which involves not only work conditions, but also traditional family circumstances. Therefore, it is important to further assess and gather more information about the health status of women who work during their reproductive years in Japan...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967604/-neonatal-presentation-of-prader-willi-syndrome-a-report-of-five-cases
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B Richard-De Ceaurriz, C Leymarie, A Godefroy, P Collignon, S Sigaudy, P Truc
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a fingerprint disease caused by the loss of paternally inherited chromosome 15q11.2-q13. In several populations studied, prevalence is estimated to be from 1/10,000 to 1/25,000 births. The disease initially manifests by neonatal hypotonia associated with orality disorders. Secondly, hyperphagia appears with significant obesity and hypogonadism. Motor milestones and language development are delayed, and all individuals have variable degrees of cognitive disability during childhood...
November 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964685/shunt-based-interventions-why-how-and-when-to-place-a-shunt
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REVIEW
Mark P Johnson, R Douglas Wilson
The broad categories of surgical fetal therapy can be separated into either open surgical techniques or minimally invasive endoscopic/ultrasound-guided techniques that require only puncture of the uterus with single or multiple small ports. Benefits of fetoscopic or ultrasound-guided fetal intervention include decreased uterine irritability, decreased incidence of preterm labor, and avoidance of risks associated with hysterotomy and commitment to cesarean delivery for future pregnancies. Fetal abnormalities potentially amenable to ultrasound-guided drainage techniques include thoracic fluid-filled lesions and lower urinary tract obstruction...
September 27, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958628/computer-modeling-tools-to-understand-the-causes-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Andrea R Westervelt, Kristin M Myers
The mechanical integrity of the soft tissue structures supporting the fetus may play a role in maintaining a healthy pregnancy and triggering the onset of labor. Currently, the level of mechanical loading on the uterus, cervix, and fetal membranes during pregnancy is unknown, and it is hypothesized that the over-stretch of these tissues contributes to the premature onset of contractility, tissue remodeling, and membrane rupture, leading to preterm birth. The purpose of this review article is to introduce and discuss engineering analysis tools to evaluate and predict the mechanical loads on the uterus, cervix, and fetal membranes...
September 25, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951278/successful-external-cephalic-version-is-an-independent-factor-for-caesarean-section-during-trial-of-labor%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-matched-controlled-study
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J Boujenah, C Fleury, C Bonneau, I Pharisien, A Tigaizin, L Carbillon
INTRODUCTION: To assess the mode of delivery and Caesarean Section (CS) rate after successful External Cephalic Version (ECV). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A matched case-control study. Data were gathered from a tertiary care university hospital register from 1996-2015. All pregnant women who delivered after successful External Cephalic Version (ECV). Among 643 women who attempted ECV, we identified 198 with successful ECVs and compared them with the next two women who presented for labor management with spontaneous cephalic presentation, matching for delivery date, maternal age, parity, body mass index, and delivery history using univariate and stepwise logistic regression...
September 22, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
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