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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898711/maternal-cardiovascular-hemodynamics-in-normotensive-versus-preeclamptic-pregnancies-a-prospective-longitudinal-study-using-a-noninvasive-cardiac-system-nicas%C3%A2
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Anat Lavie, Maya Ram, Shaul Lev, Yair Blecher, Uri Amikam, Yael Shulman, Tomer Avnon, Eran Weiner, Ariel Many
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is among the most common medical complications of pregnancy. The clinical utility of invasive hemodynamic monitoring in preeclampsia (e.g., Swan-Ganz catheter) is controversial. Thoracic impedance cardiography (TIC) and Doppler echocardiography are noninvasive techniques but they both have important limitations. NICaS™ (NI Medical, PetachTikva, Israel) is a noninvasive cardiac system for determining cardiac output (CO) that utilizes regional impedance cardiography (RIC) by noninvasively measuring the impedance signal in the periphery...
June 14, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29897820/time-course-of-changes-in-maternal-left-ventricular-function-during-subsequent-pregnancy-in-women-with-a-history-of-gestational-hypertensive-disorders
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Michinari Hieda, Jeung-Ki Yoo, Dan-Dan Sun, Yoshiyuki Okada, Rosemary S Parker, Monique A Roberts-Reeves, Beverley Adams-Huet, David B Nelson, Benjamin D Levine, Qi Fu
Women with a history of gestational hypertensive disorders (GHD) are at increased risk for developing perinatal cardiovascular complications (e.g., gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, etc.) in subsequent pregnancies. The underlying mechanisms remain uncertain, but impaired maternal left ventricular function may be one contributing factor for these complications. We evaluated the time course of changes in left ventricular function before, during and after pregnancy in women with prior GHD. Sixteen women with a history of GHD (the high-risk group), and 25 women without such a history (controls) were enrolled...
June 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896480/use-of-antihypertensive-drugs-during-preeclampsia
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Obinnaya Odigboegwu, Lu J Pan, Piyali Chatterjee
Treatment of pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders, such as preeclampsia (PE), remain a challenging problem in obstetrics. Typically, aggressive antihypertensive drug treatment options are avoided to prevent pharmacological-induced hypotension. Another major concern of administering antihypertensive drugs during pregnancy is possible adverse fetal outcome. In addition, management of hypertension during pregnancy in chronic hypertensive patients or in patients with prior kidney problems are carefully considered...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892919/resistant-hypertension-in-pregnancy-how-to-manage
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REVIEW
Maria Rita Bortolotto, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco, Marcelo Zugaib
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The concept of resistant hypertension may be changed during pregnancy by the physiological hemodynamic changes and the particularities of therapy choices in this period. This review discusses the management of pregnant patients with preexisting resistant hypertension and also of those who develop severe hypertension in gestation and puerperium. RECENT FINDINGS: The main cause of severe hypertension in pregnancy is preeclampsia, and differential diagnosis must be done with secondary or primary hypertension...
June 11, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889742/use-of-antihypertensive-medications-and-uterotonics-during-delivery-hospitalizations-in-women-with-asthma
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Whitney A Booker, Zainab Siddiq, Yongmei Huang, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Kirsten L Cleary, Mary E DʼAlton, Alexander M Friedman
OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether the diagnosis of asthma is associated with the use of specific uterotonic and antihypertensive medications during delivery hospitalizations. METHODS: We used Perspective, an administrative database, to determine whether women hospitalized for delivery complicated by postpartum hemorrhage or preeclampsia received uterotonics and antihypertensive medications differentially based on the absence or presence of asthma from 2006 to 2015...
June 6, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886805/psychosocial-and-biological-paternal-role-in-pregnancy-outcomes
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Maryam Kashanian, Masoomeh Faghankhani, Hasti Hadizadeh, MMasoud Salehi, Masoomeh YousefzadehRoshan, Mohammad EhsaniPour, Ladan Sayyah, Narges Sheikhansari
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy outcomes are affected by many different factors. One of the influential factors on pregnancy outcomes is the male partner as an important person to mother's wellbeing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of male partner's role including socioeconomic support, emotional support, accompanying pregnant women during prenatal care visits (PNC) and labor, and the level of pregnant women's satisfaction from their partners' support and involvement during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes...
June 10, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29880166/preeclampsia-eclampsia-and-future-cardiovascular-risk-among-women-in-taiwan
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Yu-Ling Kuo, Te-Fu Chan, Chien-Yi Wu, Chin-Ru Ker, Hung-Pin Tu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to examine the long-term cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risks in a large cohort of women with past history of preeclampsia and/or eclampsia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective longitudinal study using National Health Insurance Research Database from 1996 to 2010. We identified 1295 women with preeclampsia and eclampsia. The control group was 5180 pregnant women without preeclampsia/eclampsia, who were matched for age and date of delivery...
June 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29878596/safety-of-eliminating-postpartum-magnesium-sulfate-intriguing-but-not-yet-proven
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James Scott
Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy worldwide, and the development of seizures (eclampsia) markedly increases maternal morbidity and mortality. The prophylactic use of magnesium sulfate to prevent eclampsia has evolved over the years, but much of how it is used is still empiric. There is no consensus in published randomized trials regarding exactly when to start magnesium sulfate, the optimum dose (both loading and maintenance) or how long it should be continued (Sibai BM Clin Obstet Gynecol 2005;40(2):478-88)...
June 7, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29861567/collapsing-glomerulopathy-and-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-postpartum-period-two-case-reports
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N Gopalakrishnan, J Dhanapriya, C Padmakumar, T Dineshkumar, A A Kurien, R Sakthirajan, T Balasubramaniyan
Collapsing glomerulopathy (CG) is a distinct histopathologic pattern of glomerular injury characterized by global/segmental wrinkling of the glomerular basement membrane with podocyte hyperplasia and hypertrophy along with tubulointerstitial changes. There is no specific treatment for CG due to etiological heterogeneity, and newer insights into the pathogenesis may lead to the development of targeted therapy. The most common form of CG is the primary or idiopathic followed by secondary (due to viral infections, autoimmune disease, drugs, etc...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29844146/activin-a-and-late-postpartum-cardiac-dysfunction-among-women-with-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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Sajid Shahul, Hadi Ramadan, Junaid Nizamuddin, Ariel Mueller, Vijal Patel, John Dreixler, Avery Tung, Roberto M Lang, Lynn Weinert, Rabab Nasim, Sireesha Chinthala, Sarosh Rana
Women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have an increased risk of subsequent heart failure and cardiovascular disease when compared with women with normotensive pregnancies. Although the mechanisms underlying these findings are unclear, elevated levels of the biomarker activin A are associated with myocardial dysfunction and may have predictive value. We hypothesized that elevated levels of antepartum activin A levels would correlate with postpartum cardiac dysfunction in women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy...
May 29, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29843114/auto-antibodies-against-the-angiotensin-ii-type-i-receptor-in-women-with-uteroplacental-acute-atherosis-and-preeclampsia-at-delivery-and-several-years-postpartum
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Amalie Bjerke Rieber-Mohn, Meryam Sugulle, Gerd Wallukat, Patji Alnæs-Katjavivi, Gro Leite Størvold, Nils Bolstad, Christopher Wg Redman, Ralf Dechend, Anne Cathrine Staff
BACKGROUND: Uteroplacental acute atherosis is a pregnancy-specific lesion resembling early stages of atherosclerosis found frequently in preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is associated with an increased risk for future maternal atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The renin-angiotensin-system plays a role both in atherosclerosis and in preeclampsia. Circulating agonistic autoantibodies at the angiotensin-II type 1 receptor (AT1 -AA) are increased in preeclampsia. We hypothesized an association between AT1 -AA at delivery and postpartum with acute atherosis in pregnancy...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782634/long-term-follow-up-of-biomarkers-of-podocyte-damage-and-renal-function-in-patients-with-and-without-preeclampsia
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Ylbe Palacios de Franco, Karina Velazquez, Natalia Segovia, Gladys Sandoval, Estefania Gauto, Ylbe V Franco Palacios, Carlos R Franco Palacios
INTRODUCTION: preeclampsia can be associated with future renal disease. OBJECTIVES: To measure changes in renal function overtime in patients with preeclampsia. METHODS: urine and serum samples from eleven patients with preeclampsia and eight patients with a normal pregnancy were obtained during pregnancy, postpartum, and 3 years after delivery. Urine podocalyxin, protein, and serum creatinine were measured. RESULTS: after 3 years, there were no significant differences in urinary podocalyxin in patients with or without preeclampsia: 4...
May 17, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781077/demographic-factors-determining-folic-acid-supplementation-in-pregnant-and-childbearing-age-women
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Grażyna Kurzawińska, Justyna Magiełda, Anna Romała, Joanna Bartkowiak-Wieczorek, Magdalena Barlik, Krzysztof Drews, Marcin Ożarowski, Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz
OBJECTIVES: Adequate folate intake constitutes a significant problem in the periconceptional period and early pregnancy but can be achieved by folic acid (FA) supplementation. Low intake of folate may cause numerous negative effects on the pregnancy outcome, including recurrent miscarriage, preeclampsia, fetal hypotrophy, premature delivery, premature placental abruption, and intrauterine fetal death. The aim of the study was to evaluate factors determining FA supplementation in the population of Polish women before and during pregnancy...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776432/a-comprehensive-postpartum-follow-up-health-care-program-for-women-with-history-of-preeclampsia-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-research
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Mastaneh Kamravamanesh, Shahnaz Kohan, Negin Rezavand, Ziba Farajzadegan
BACKGROUND: Long-term postpartum follow-up is of great importance since women with preeclampsia history are at high risk of upcoming health complications. However, postpartum follow-up rates are poor. According to evidences, preeclampsia is not just a transient health problem; rather it causes short term and long term complications, which affect women's life for years after delivery. Although it seems the problem is solved by the end of pregnancy, the follow-up of subjects should not be stopped after delivery...
May 18, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767691/thyroid-hormones-and-female-reproduction
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Juneo F Silva, Natália M Ocarino, Rogéria Serakides
Thyroid hormones are vital for the proper functioning of the female reproductive system, since they modulate the metabolism and development of ovarian, uterine and placental tissues. Therefore, hypo- and hyperthyroidism may result in subfertility or infertility in both women and animals. Other well-documented sequelae of maternal thyroid dysfunctions include menstrual/estral irregularity, anovulation, abortion, preterm delivery, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, postpartum thyroiditis, and mental retardation in children...
May 14, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755036/pregnancy-related-risk-factors-are-associated-with-a-significant-burden-of-treated-hypertension-within-10-years-of-delivery-findings-from-a-population-based-norwegian-cohort
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Grace M Egeland, Svetlana Skurtveit, Anne Cathrine Staff, Geir Egil Eide, Anne-Kjersti Daltveit, Kari Klungsøyr, Lill Trogstad, Per M Magnus, Anne Lise Brantsæter, Margaretha Haugen
BACKGROUND: The association between pregnancy complications and women's later cardiovascular disease has, primarily, been evaluated in studies lacking information on important covariates. This report evaluates the prospective associations between pregnancy-related risk factors (preeclampsia/eclampsia, gestational hypertension, pregestational and gestational diabetes mellitus, preterm delivery, and fetal growth restriction) and pharmacologically treated hypertension within 10 years after pregnancy, while adjusting for a wide range of covariates...
May 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747728/management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Jennifer E Dominguez, Linda Street, Judette Louis
The spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) ranges from mild snoring to obstructive sleep apnea, the most severe form of SDB. Current recommendations are to treat these women with continuous positive airway pressure despite limited data. SDB in early and mid-pregnancy is associated with preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Pregnant women with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea at delivery were at significantly increased risk of having cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, and in-hospital death...
June 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725376/low-dose-aspirin-at-%C3%A2-16-weeks-of-gestation-for-preventing-preeclampsia-and-its-maternal-and-neonatal-adverse-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yuechong Cui, Bin Zhu, Fei Zheng
The aim of the present meta-analysis study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose aspirin, commenced at ≤16 weeks of gestation, in preventing preterm and term preeclampsia, as well as associated maternal and neonatal adverse events in women at risk of preeclampsia. The Embase, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Web of Science databases were searched for relevant random controlled trials (RCTs) published between January 1979 and October 2017. After quality assessment and data extraction, a meta-analysis was performed using RevMan 5...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719929/the-effect-of-parity-on-risk-of-complications-in-pregnant-women-with-epilepsy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Kim C Danielsson, Ingrid Borthen, Nils E Gilhus, Nils H Morken
INTRODUCTION: Women with epilepsy have increased risk of complications in pregnancy with consequences for the mother and child. There are no studies on the influence of parity on complications in women with epilepsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a population-based cohort study of all first and second births in the Medical Birth Registry of Norway 1999-2013. Risks were estimated and complication rates were compared in distinct women with epilepsy treatment categories...
May 2, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678353/the-predictive-value-of-the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-on-short-term-absence-of-preeclampsia-and-maternal-and-fetal-or-neonatal-complications-in-twin-pregnancies
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Langeza Saleh, Sarea I M Tahitu, A H Jan Danser, Anton H van den Meiracker, Willy Visser
OBJECTIVE: A sFlt-1/PlGF ratio of ≤38 has been reported to predict the absence of preeclampsia (PE) in singleton pregnancies. We evaluated whether a sFlt-1/PlGF ratio of ≤38 could be used to predict the absence of PE in twin pregnancies and maternal and fetal/neonatal complications. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective multicenter cohort study that enrolled women with suspected or confirmed PE with the aim of evaluating the use of the sFlt-1, PlGF and their ratio to predict maternal and fetal/neonatal complications...
March 26, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
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