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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241912/radiofrequency-ablation-for-selective-reduction-in-complex-monochorionic-multiple-pregnancies-a-case-series
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Hong-Mei Wang, Hong-Yan Li, Xie-Tong Wang, Yan-Yun Wang, Lei Li, Bo Liang, Jing Wang, Jia Song
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for selective fetal reduction in complex monochorionic multiple pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2011 to January 2015, data on all cases treated with RFA were collected prospectively in our hospital. Indications, procedure details, cause of fetal demise and pregnancy outcomes were analyzed. Sonography and magnetic resonance imaging were performed to detect fetal brain damage...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232399/maternal-white-blood-cell-count-cannot-identify-the-presence-of-microbial-invasion-of-the-amniotic-cavity-or-intra-amniotic-inflammation-in-women-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Ivana Musilova, Lenka Pliskova, Romana Gerychova, Petr Janku, Ondrej Simetka, Petr Matlak, Bo Jacobsson, Marian Kacerovsky
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the maternal white blood cell (WBC) count at the time of hospital admission in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) and the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and/or intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI). The second aim was to test WBC diagnostic indices with respect to the presence of MIAC and/or IAI. METHODS: Four hundred and seventy-nine women with singleton pregnancies complicated by PPROM, between February 2012 and June 2017, were included in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193454/amniotic-fluid-pentraxins-potential-early-markers-for-identifying-intra-amniotic-inflammatory-complications-in-preterm-pre-labor-rupture-of-membranes
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Ivana Musilova, Ctirad Andrys, Jan Krejsek, Marcela Drahosova, Barbora Zednikova, Lenka Pliskova, Helena Zemlickova, Bo Jacobsson, Marian Kacerovsky
In this study, pentraxin 3 (PTX3), C-reactive protein (CRP), and serum amyloid P component (SAP) concentrations in the amniotic fluid of women with preterm pre-labor rupture of membranes (PPROM) were evaluated based on evidence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC), intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI), and microbial-associated IAI. A total of 149 women with PPROM were included in this study. Amniotic fluid samples were obtained by transabdominal amniocentesis. Amniotic fluid PTX3, SAP, and CRP concentrations were assessed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191827/proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-collagen-iii-by-cortisol-in-amnion-fibroblasts
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Yabing Mi, Wangsheng Wang, Jiangwen Lu, Chuyue Zhang, Yawei Wang, Hao Ying, Kang Sun
Rupture of fetal membranes (ROM) can initiate parturition at both term and preterm. Collagen III in the compact layer of the amnion contributes to the tensile strength of fetal membranes. However, the upstream signals triggering collagen III degradation remain mostly elusive. In this study we investigated the role of cortisol regenerated by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1) in collagen III degradation in human amnion fibroblasts with an aim to seek novel targets for the prevention of preterm premature ROM (PPROM)-elicited preterm birth...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188068/32-week-premature-rupture-of-membranes-caused-by-oropharyngeal-microbiota
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Alberto Hidalgo-Chicharro, Raquel Abad-Torreblanca, José María Navarro-Marí, José Gutiérrez-Fernández
Introduction. Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) usually has a multifactorial etiology that is often unknown, although the most frequently reported cause is infection by group B Streptococcus. Therefore, the etiology of PPROM, although probably infectious, remains unknown in most cases. This case describes a PPROM caused by infection from oropharyngeal microbiota. Case presentation. We report the case of a 26-yr-old pregnant woman. The gestational age was 32 weeks+5 days. Examinations in the emergency department revealed the release of clear amniotic fluid and a closed multiparous cervix with a length of 22 mm...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186106/late-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-fetal-membranes-fetal-inflammatory-response-and-neonatal-outcome
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Ivana Musilova, Ctirad Andrys, Marcela Drahosova, Barbora Zednikova, Helena Hornychova, Lenka Pliskova, Helena Zemlickova, Bo Jacobsson, Marian Kacerovsky
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the influence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and/or intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI) on the intensity of the fetal inflammatory response and the association between the presence of the fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS) and short-term neonatal morbidity in the preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) between the gestational ages of 34 and 37 weeks. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-nine women were included in the study...
November 28, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178652/mutations-in-fetal-genes-involved-in-innate-immunity-and-host-defense-against-microbes-increase-risk-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom
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Bhavi P Modi, Maria E Teves, Laurel N Pearson, Hardik I Parikh, Hannah Haymond-Thornburg, John L Tucker, Piya Chaemsaithong, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Timothy P York, Roberto Romero, Jerome F Strauss
BACKGROUND: Twin studies have revealed a significant contribution of the fetal genome to risk of preterm birth. Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is the leading identifiable cause of preterm delivery. Infection and inflammation of the fetal membranes is commonly found associated with PPROM. METHODS: We carried out whole exome sequencing (WES) of genomic DNA from neonates born of African-American mothers whose pregnancies were complicated by PPROM (76) or were normal term pregnancies (N = 43) to identify mutations in 35 candidate genes involved in innate immunity and host defenses against microbes...
November 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168589/time-to-delivery-transfers-for-threatened-preterm-labour-and-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-in-western-australia
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Jade Hollingworth, Rachel Pietsch, Mathias Epee-Bekima, Elizabeth Nathan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcomes of patients transferred to King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) with signs of labour at preterm gestations. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study of the 69 cases transferred to KEMH during 2015. SETTING: Patient transfers from all locations across Western Australia (WA) to the sole tertiary perinatal centre in Perth. PARTICIPANTS: Pregnant women within WA with threatened or actual preterm labour (PTL) or preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) between 23 and 32 weeks gestation...
November 23, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132320/histologic-chorioamnionitis-does-not-modulate-the-oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-status-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-spontaneous-preterm-delivery
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Laura Fernandes Martin, Natália Prearo Moço, Moisés Diôgo de Lima, Jossimara Polettini, Hélio Amante Miot, Camila Renata Corrêa, Ramkumar Menon, Márcia Guimarães da Silva
BACKGROUND: Infection induced-inflammation and other risk factors for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) and preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM) may cause a redox imbalance, increasing the release of free radicals and consuming antioxidant defenses. Oxidative stress, in turn, can initiate intracellular signaling cascades that increase the production of pro-inflammatory mediators. The objective of this study was to evaluate the oxidative damage to proteins and antioxidant capacity profiles in amniochorion membranes from preterm birth (PTB) and preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM) and to determine the role of histologic chorioamnionitis in this scenario...
November 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114962/annual-report-of-the-perinatology-committee-japan-society-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology-2016-overall-report-on-a-comprehensive-retrospective-study-of-obstetric-management-of-preterm-labor-and-preterm-premature-rupture-of-the-membranes
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Hiroshi Sameshima, Shigeru Saito, Yoshio Matsuda, Masato Kamitomo, Shintaro Makino, Masanao Ohashi, Emi Kino, Naohiro Kanayama, Satoru Takeda
We conducted a questionnaire survey on the current obstetric management of preterm labor (PL) and preterm premature rupture of the membranes (pPROM). The questionnaire covered approximately a third of all preterm deliveries and nearly half of the preterm deliveries before 32 gestational weeks. The diagnostic criterion for PL was either painful uterine contractions or cervical dilatation. Tocolytic agents were primarily used as long-term maintenance therapy. Intrauterine infection was clinically diagnosed at most responding institutions...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108444/outcomes-after-periviable-ultrasound-indicated-cerclage
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Daphnie Drassinower, Elizabeth Coviello, Helain J Landy, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Annette Perez-Delboy, Alexander M Friedman
BACKGROUND: Cerclage placed for a sonographically short cervix has been shown to reduce the risk of preterm delivery in women with a history of prior preterm birth. While short cervix is traditionally placed before viability, the threshold gestational age at which viability is achieved continues to decrease, and, as a result, a larger subset of women may be ineligible to receive this potentially beneficial procedure. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between obstetric outcomes and perioperative complications after placement of an ultrasound-indicated cerclage at periviability compared to placement in the previable period...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096583/comparison-of-svcam-1-and-sicam-1-levels-in-maternal-serum-and-vaginal-secretion-between-pregnant-women-with-preterm-prelabour-ruptures-of-membranes-and-healthy-pregnant-women
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Sibel Sak, Mert Barut, Adnan Incebiyik, Elif Ağaçayak, Adnan Kirmit, Ismail Koyuncu, Muhammet Sak
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to evaluate the maternal serum and the vaginal fluid levels of soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) and soluble intercellular adhesion molecular (sICAM-1) in pregnant women complicated by preterm prelabour ruptures of membranes (PPROM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prospective case control study included 34 pregnant women with PPROM and 34 healthy pregnant women. Patients with additional diseases, a smoking habit and vaginal bleeding, as well as those using antibiotics, during the study period were not included in the study...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095502/obstetric-outcomes-after-conservative-treatment-for-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions-and-early-invasive-disease
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REVIEW
Maria Kyrgiou, Antonios Athanasiou, Ilkka E J Kalliala, Maria Paraskevaidi, Anita Mitra, Pierre Pl Martin-Hirsch, Marc Arbyn, Phillip Bennett, Evangelos Paraskevaidis
BACKGROUND: The mean age of women undergoing local treatment for pre-invasive cervical disease (cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia; CIN) or early cervical cancer (stage IA1) is around their 30s and similar to the age of women having their first child. Local cervical treatment has been correlated to adverse reproductive morbidity in a subsequent pregnancy, however, published studies and meta-analyses have reached contradictory conclusions. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of local cervical treatment for CIN and early cervical cancer on obstetric outcomes (after 24 weeks of gestation) and to correlate these to the cone depth and comparison group used...
November 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057456/small-fetal-thymus-and-adverse-obstetrical-outcome-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis
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Claudia Caissutti, Alessandra Familiari, Asma Khalil, Maria E Flacco, Lamberto Manzoli, Giovanni Scambia, Angelo Cagnacci, Francesco D'antonio
INTRODUCTION: To explore the association between small fetal thymus on ultrasound and adverse obstetrical outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cochrane and Web of Science databases were searched. Primary outcome was the risk of preterm birth before 37 and 34 weeks of gestation in fetuses with, compared to those without, a small thymus on ultrasound. SECONDARY OUTCOMES: occurrence of chorioamnionitis, intrauterine growth restriction, neonatal sepsis, gestational age at birth, birthweight, neonatal morbidity and preeclampsia...
October 23, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052561/a-bayesian-stepwise-discriminant-model-for-predicting-risk-factors-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-a-case-control-study
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Li-Xia Zhang, Yang Sun, Hai Zhao, Na Zhu, Xing-De Sun, Xing Jin, Ai-Min Zou, Yang Mi, Ji-Ru Xu
BACKGROUND: Preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) can lead to serious consequences such as intrauterine infection, prolapse of the umbilical cord, and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. Genital infection is a very important risk which closely related with PPROM. The preliminary study only made qualitative research on genital infection, but there was no deep and clear judgment about the effects of pathogenic bacteria. This study was to analyze the association of infections with PPROM in pregnant women in Shaanxi, China, and to establish Bayesian stepwise discriminant analysis to predict the incidence of PPROM...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037549/long-term-outcome-of-pregnancy-complicating-with-severe-aplastic-anemia-under-supportive-care
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Kuan-Ju Chen, Yao-Lung Chang, Horng Chang, Shen-Yuan Su, Hsiu-Huei Peng, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, An-Shine Chao
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancy associated with aplastic anemia (AA) is a rare and heterogeneous disorder. We aimed to identify and evaluate the maternal and pregnant outcomes of pregnancy-associated severe AA treated with supportive care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 25-year retrospective study was conducted at in a single center between 1990 and 2014 with pregnancy associated severe AA. In addition, relevant published cases of antenatally diagnosed pregnancy-associated severe AA after 1990 were identified by PubMed...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037543/amniopatch-treatment-for-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-before-23-weeks-gestation-and-factors-associated-with-its-success
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Ji-Hee Sung, Jin-Yi Kuk, Hyun-Hwa Cha, Suk-Joo Choi, Soo-Young Oh, Cheong-Rae Roh, Jong-Hwa Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors associated with successful amniopatch treatment in patients with iatrogenic preterm premature rupture of membranes (iPPROM) or spontaneous PPROM (sPPROM) before 23 weeks' gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort study included 28 women who received amniopatch treatment due to iPPROM or sPPROM at 15-23 weeks' gestation. Patients' clinical characteristics before performing the amniopatch, factors associated with the procedure, pregnancy and neonatal outcomes were compared between the iPPROM and sPPROM groups, and also between the successful and failed groups...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031893/in-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-model-using-human-fetal-membranes-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-is-not-an-optimal-progestogen-for-inhibition-of-fetal-membrane-weakening
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Deepak Kumar, Robert M Moore, Brian M Mercer, Joseph M Mansour, Sam Mesiano, Frederick Schatz, Charles J Lockwood, John J Moore
BACKGROUND: The progestogen 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate is 1 of only 2 agents recommended for clinical use in the prevention of spontaneous preterm delivery, and studies of its efficacy have been conflicting. We have developed an in vitro model to study the fetal membrane weakening process that leads to rupture in preterm premature rupture of the fetal membranes. Inflammation/infection associated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha induction and decidual bleeding/abruption associated thrombin release are leading causes of preterm premature rupture of the fetal membranes...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030612/healing-of-preterm-ruptured-fetal-membranes
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Haruta Mogami, Annavarapu Hari Kishore, Yucel Akgul, R Ann Word
Preterm premature rupture of membrane (pPROM) is associated with 30-40% of preterm births. Infection is considered a leading cause of pPROM due to increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines in amniotic fluid. Only 30%, however, are positive for microbial organisms by amniotic fluid culture. Interestingly, in some pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM), membranes heal spontaneously and pregnancy continues until term. Here, we investigated mechanisms of amnion healing. Using a preclinical mouse model, we found that small ruptures of the fetal membrane closed within 72 h whereas healing of large ruptures was only 40%...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976078/platelet-indices-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-and-their-relation-with-adverse-neonatal-outcomes
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Betul Dundar, Burcu Dincgez Cakmak, Gulten Ozgen, Fatma Nurgul Tasgoz, Tugberk Guclu, Gokhan Ocakoglu
AIM: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is not only the most common distinguishable cause of preterm delivery, but is also associated with adverse neonatal outcomes. We determined the platelet indices in PPROM cases and evaluated their relationship to adverse neonatal outcomes. METHODS: Fifty patients with PPROM and 50 patients who experienced spontaneous preterm labor at < 37 gestational weeks were evaluated. Complete blood counts, birth weights, Apgar scores, presence of sepsis and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and neonatal intensive care unit admission were recorded...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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