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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210714/fetal-cholelithiasis-antenatal-diagnosis-and-neonatal-follow-up-in-a-case-of-twin-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yannick Hurni, Francesco Vigo, Begoña Lipp von Wattenwyl, Nicole Ochsenbein, Claudia Canonica
Fetal cholelithiasis is a rare finding during a third-trimester ultrasound with an average incidence rate of 0.07-1.15%. We report a case of fetal cholelithiasis in twins, observed in a patient with monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy hospitalized at our unit for signs of premature labor. We present the outcome of the 2 neonates with a clinical and sonographic follow-up. In addition, we offer a comprehensive review of the literature available to date.
February 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209491/the-preterm-cervix-reveals-a-transcriptomic-signature-in-the-presence-of-premature-pre-labor-rupture-of-membranes
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Sofia Makieva, Aurelija Dubicke, Sara F Rinaldi, Emma Fransson, Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg, Jane E Norman
BACKGROUND: Premature Pre-labor Rupture of Fetal Membranes (PPROM) accounts for 30% of all premature births and is associated with detrimental long-term infant outcomes. Premature cervical remodeling, facilitated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), may trigger rupture at the zone of the fetal membranes overlying the cervix. The similarities and differences underlying cervical remodeling in PPROM and spontaneous preterm labor with intact membranes (PTL) are unexplored. OBJECTIVES: We aimed a) to perform the first transcriptomic assessment of the preterm human cervix to identify differences between PPROM and PTL and b) to compare the enzymatic activities of MMP-2 and 9 between PPROM and PTL...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202378/neonatology-oxidative-status-in-preterm-infants-with-premature-preterm-rupture-of-membranes-and-fetal-inflammatuar-response-syndrome
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Elif Özalkaya, Güner Karatekin, Sevilay Topçuoğlu, Hande Özgün Karatepe, Taner Hafızoğlu, Pervin Baran, Fahri Ovalı
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study, to determine an index of oxidative stress index in preterm infants less than 34 weeks gestational age with premature preterm rupture of membrane (PPROM) and fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS). METHODS: This study was designed as a prospective study. Fifty-one premature infants less than 35 weeks of gestational age were included in the study. The umbilical cord blood concentrations of IL-6, TAC (total antioxidant capacity) and PON-1 (paraoxonase-1) levels and TOS (total oxidative stress) were studied...
January 17, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188592/redirecting-reproductive-immunology-research-toward-pregnancy-as-a-period-of-temporary-immune-tolerance
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Norbert Gleicher, Vitaly A Kushnir, David H Barad
Referring to two recent publications, we here propose that clinical reproductive immunology has for decades stagnated because reproductive medicine, including assisted reproduction (AR), has failed to accept embryo implantation as an immune system-driven process, dependent on establishment of maternal tolerance toward the implanting fetal semi-allograft (and complete allograft in cases of oocyte donation). Pregnancy represents a biologically unique period of temporary (to the period of gestation restricted) tolerance, otherwise only known in association with parasitic infections...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178310/diversity-and-composition-of-vaginal-microbiota-of-pregnant-women-at-risk-for-transmitting-group-b-streptococcus-treated-with-intrapartum-penicillin
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Luiz Fernando Wurdig Roesch, Rita C Silveira, Andréa L Corso, Priscila Thiago Dobbler, Volker Mai, Bruna S Rojas, Álvaro M Laureano, Renato S Procianoy
BACKGROUND: Administering intravenous antibiotics during labor to women at risk for transmitting Group B Streptococcus (GBS) can prevent infections in newborns. However, the impact of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis on mothers' microbial community composition is largely unknown. We compared vaginal microbial composition in pregnant women experiencing preterm birth at ≤ 32 weeks gestation that received intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis with that in controls. METHODS: Microbiota in vaginal swabs collected shortly before delivery from GBS positive women that received penicillin intravenously during labor or after premature rupture of membranes was compared to controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176511/prevalence-of-illicit-drug-use-at-the-end-of-pregnancy-a-cross-sectional-study-at-the-time-of-birth
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Amadeu Roca Comas, Joan S Vila Domènech, Joana Massa Solé, Patricia Timoneda Paz, Mar Peñas Boira, Francisco J Herrero Espinet, Josep Sánchez Jiménez, Anna Ballester Martínez
BACKGROUND: Drug use during pregnancy is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of consumption of drugs of abuse in pregnant women at the end of gestation. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of all consecutive pregnant women in labor admitted to a regional hospital in Calella (Barcelona, Spain) in labor over one year period (2014- 2015). Women who gave written consent to take part in the study provided a urine sample on admission and completed a questionnaire with toxic habits-related questions...
February 7, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170341/the-effects-of-antenatal-glucocorticoid-exposure-on-fetal-and-neonatal-skin-maturation
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Deanne August, Yogavijayan Kandasamy
AIMS: The use of antenatal glucocorticoids in women with preterm labor has dramatically improved outcomes for premature infants. The most commonly used antenatal glucocorticoids are betamethasone and dexamethasone. Glucocorticoids accelerate fetal lung growth by several mechanisms, including the maturation of type II pneumocytes enabling surfactant production. Furthermore, the lipids in the lung share similarity with those in the skin. Therefore, antenatal administration of glucocorticoids may have effects on the structure and function of the developing epidermal barrier in fetuses and neonates...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168779/impact-of-risk-factors-for-perinatal-events-in-japan-introduction-of-a-newly-created-perinatal-event-score
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Yoshio Matsuda, Kemal Sasaki, Kaoru Kakinuma, Toshiyuki Kakinuma, Miki Tagawa, Ken Imai, Hiroaki Nonaka, Michitaka Ohwada, Shoji Satoh
AIM: A cohort study was performed to clarify the influence of risk factors on perinatal events (obstetric complications and/or perinatal deaths). METHODS: This cohort study reviewed 395 785 births from 2011 to 2013. Women with singleton pregnancies delivered after 22 weeks of gestation were included. The OR were determined on multivariate analysis. The perinatal event score (PES) for risk factors, which is the product of the OR of risk factors for obstetric complications, OR of risk factors for perinatal death, and OR of obstetric complications for perinatal death, was introduced to clarify the impact of each risk combination...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166960/effects-of-zd7288-a-hyperpolarization-activated-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-hcn-channel-blocker-on-term-pregnant-rat-uterine-contractility-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Mohammed Alotaibi, Karima Kahlat, Taoufik Nedjadi, Laiche Djouhri
The uterus is a myogenic organ that is able to produce discrete spontaneous action potentials and contractions without any stimuli. Myometrial excitability is governed by ion channels including Ca(+2) and K(+) channels, but whether or not other channels such as hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels, which play an important role in regulating cellular excitability, are also involved has not been reported in uterine smooth muscles. The aim of the present study was to examine whether blocking HCN channels with a specific blocker ZD7288 would modulate the uterine contractility in a rat model...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165444/correlation-between-cervical-infection-and-preterm-labor
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Larisa Mešić Ðogić, Nenad Lučić, Dragana Mićić, Feđa Omeragić, Enes Hodžić, Seid Fazlagić, Refka Kovač, Nevenka Pavlović
Aim To investigate a correlation between cervical canal infection and imminent preterm labor and to identify most frequent pathogens. Methods A prospective study was conducted in obstetrics/gynecology departments of Health Center and the University Clinical Center Tuzla, and General Hospital Tešanj (Bosnia and Herzegovina, B&H) between October 2013 and May 2014. An examined group included 50 healthy pregnant women with singleton pregnancy of the gestation age between the 28th and 37th week, with cervical changes that are related to imminent preterm labor...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143536/the-impact-of-resilience-on-psychological-outcomes-in-women-with-threatened-premature-labor-and-spouses-a-cross-sectional-study-in-southwest-china
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Chunhua Nie, Qin Dai, Ren Zhao, Yushu Dong, Yushan Chen, Hui Ren
BACKGROUND: Threatened premature labor (TPL) is a severe obstetric complication which affects the mental and physical health of both the mother and fetus. Family resilience may have protective role against psychological distress in women experiencing these pregnancy complications. There may be resilience related risk factors in TPL women, and interplays may exist among psychological variables and within couples. This study aims to examine psychological outcomes influenced by different levels of resilience, and explore psychological interactions in TPL women, spouses, and between women and spouses...
January 31, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138914/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcome-in-anti-ro-ssa-positive-pregnant-women-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nuria Martínez-Sánchez, Sergio Pérez-Pinto, Ángel Robles-Marhuenda, Francisco Arnalich-Fernández, María Martín Cameán, Edurne Hueso Zalvide, Jose Luis Bartha
: Anti-Ro/SS-A is one specific type of antinuclear antibodies. They are in the majority of cases associated with primary Sjögren syndrome (SS) but also in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and in healthy people. During pregnancy, they are mainly associated to congenital heart block (CHB) and neonatal lupus (NL). The aim of this study was to compare the rate of maternal and fetal complications between a series of anti-Ro/SS-A positive pregnant women prospectively followed...
January 30, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121831/committee-opinion-no-687-approaches-to-limit-intervention-during-labor-and-birth
#13
(no author information available yet)
Obstetrician-gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction. Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. For women who are in latent labor and are not admitted, a process of shared decision making is recommended. Admission during the latent phase of labor may be necessary for a variety of reasons...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121830/committee-opinion-no-687-summary-approaches-to-limit-intervention-during-labor-and-birth
#14
(no author information available yet)
Obstetrician-gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction. Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. For women who are in latent labor and are not admitted, a process of shared decision making is recommended. Admission during the latent phase of labor may be necessary for a variety of reasons...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104401/leading-causes-of-preterm-delivery-as-risk-factors-for-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-very-preterm-infants-results-of-the-epipage-2-cohort-study
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Marie Chevallier, Thierry Debillon, Veronique Pierrat, Pierre Delorme, Gilles Kayem, Mélanie Durox, François Goffinet, Stephane Marret, Pierre Yves Ancel
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular hemorrhage is a major risk factor for neurodevelopmental disabilities in preterm infants. However, few studies have investigated how pregnancy complications responsible for preterm delivery are related to intraventricular hemorrhage. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the main causes of preterm delivery and intraventricular hemorrhage in very preterm infants born in France during 2011 between 22 and 31 weeks of gestation...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096510/b-cells-prevent-preterm-labor
#16
Leslie K Ferrarelli
Premature labor and consequent neonatal mortality may be prevented by stimulating the expression of PIBF1 in uterine B cells.
January 17, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068594/prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-from-the-french-college-of-gynaecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
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Loïc Sentilhes, Marie-Victoire Sénat, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Elie Azria, Guillaume Benoist, Julie Blanc, Gilles Brabant, Florence Bretelle, Stéphanie Brun, Muriel Doret, Chantal Ducroux-Schouwey, Anne Evrard, Gilles Kayem, Emeline Maisonneuve, Louis Marcellin, Stéphane Marret, Nicolas Mottet, Sabine Paysant, Didier Riethmuller, Patrick Rozenberg, Thomas Schmitz, Héloïse Torchin, Bruno Langer
In France, 60,000 neonates are born preterm every year (7.4%), half of them after the spontaneous onset of labor. Among preventable risk factors of spontaneous prematurity, only cessation of smoking is associated with decreased prematurity (level of evidence [LE]1). It is therefore recommended (Grade A). Routine screening and treatment of vaginal bacteriosis is not recommended in the general population (Grade A). The only population for which vaginal progesterone is recommended is that comprising asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies, no history of preterm delivery, and a short cervix at 16-24 weeks of gestation (Grade B)...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065366/-characteristics-of-induced-labors-at-marqu%C3%A3-s-de-valdecilla-university-hospital
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Marta González-Maestro, Izaskun Laurrieta-Saiz, Casandra García-González, Marta López-Mirones, Oihane Terán-Muñoz, Alicia Alonso-Salcines
OBJECTIVE: Induction of labor (IOL) is a common obstetric practice which has increased in recent decades. The main objective of this study is to describe the characteristics of induced labor at Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital. METHOD: A descriptive, retrospective study was performed between January 1st and April 30t(h) of 2014, by reviewing medical histories. A standardised registration has been used to collect data. RESULTS: There were a total of 376 IOL, the incidence was 35...
January 3, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059755/b-cells-safeguard-against-premature-labor
#19
Priscilla Kelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046080/the-annual-burden-of-seasonal-influenza-in-the-us-veterans-affairs-population
#20
Yinong Young-Xu, Robertus van Aalst, Ellyn Russo, Jason K H Lee, Ayman Chit
Seasonal influenza epidemics have a substantial public health and economic burden in the United States (US). On average, over 200,000 people are hospitalized and an estimated 23,000 people die from respiratory and circulatory complications associated with seasonal influenza virus infections each year. Annual direct medical costs and indirect productivity costs across the US have been found to average respectively at $10.4 billion and $16.3 billion. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic impact of severe influenza-induced illness on the US Veterans Affairs population...
2017: PloS One
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