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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045342/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-and-postpartum-readmission-in-the-united-states-national-surveillance-of-the-revolving-door
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Mulubrhan F Mogos, Jason L Salemi, Kiara K Spooner, Barbara L McFarlin, Hamisu H Salihu
OBJECTIVES: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) represent the most common cause of maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality. Yet, the prevalence and cost of postpartum (42-day) readmission (PPR) among HDP-complicated pregnancies in the United States remains unknown. This study provides national prevalence and cost estimates of HDP, and examine factors associated with potentially preventable PPR following HDP-complicated pregnancies. METHOD: The 2013 and 2014 Nationwide Readmissions Databases were used to investigate HDP and PPR among delivery hospitalizations to women aged 15-49 years...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973711/pregnancy-in-non-communicating-unicornuate-uterus-diagnosis-difficulty-and-outcomes-a-case-report
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Camila Silveira de Souza, Gabriela Gindri Dorneles, Giana Nunes Mendonça, Caroline Mombaque Dos Santos, Francisco Maximiliano Pancich Gallarreta, Cristine Kolling Konopka
Approximately 1 in every 76,000 pregnancies develops within a unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn. Müllerian uterus anomalies are often asymptomatic, thus, the diagnosis is a challenge, and it is usually made during the gestation or due to its complications, such as uterine rupture, pregnancy-induced hypertension, antepartum, postpartum bleeding and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). In order to avoid unnecessary cesarean sections and the risks they involve, the physicians should consider the several approaches and for how long it is feasible to perform labor induction in suspected cases of pregnancy in a unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn, despite the rarity of the anomaly...
October 3, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963690/new-medical-risks-affecting-obstetrics-after-implementation-of-the-two-child-policy-in-china
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Qiang Li, Dongrui Deng
China recently instituted a two-child policy in response to its aging population, declining workforce and demographic dividend, and the need to develop asocial economy. Additionally, women generally delay having a second child because of the overwhelming pressure in their lives. With the improvements in assisted fertility technologies in recent years, the number of elderly women attempting to bear children has increased. The quality of woman's eggs and a man's sperm declined dramatically with increasing age, leading to an increased risk of pregnancy-related complications among older women...
September 30, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953424/severe-maternal-morbidity-at-delivery-and-risk-of-hospital-encounters-within-6-weeks-and-1-year-postpartum
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Elizabeth M Harvey, Saifuddin Ahmed, Susan E Manning, Hafsatou Diop, Cynthia Argani, Donna M Strobino
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the impact of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) after delivery. We examined the risk of rehospitalization in the first year postpartum among deliveries to women with and without SMM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal data system, in which vital birth/fetal death records were linked with hospital delivery discharge data and subsequent nondelivery hospitalization data, including observational stays (OSs) and in-patient stays (hospital discharge [HD]) for Massachusetts residents during 2002-2011...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948028/follow-up-after-gestational-diabetes-a-fixable-gap-in-women-s-preventive-healthcare
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Judith Apt Bernstein, Emily Quinn, Omid Ameli, Myrita Craig, Timothy Heeren, Aviva Lee-Parritz, Ronald Iverson, Brian Jack, Lois McCloskey
OBJECTIVE: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a known harbinger of future type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), hypertension, and cardiac disease. This population-based study was designed to identify gaps in follow-up care relevant to prevention of T2DM in a continuously insured sample of women diagnosed with GDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We analyzed data spanning 2005-2015 from OptumLabs Data Warehouse, a comprehensive, longitudinal, real-world data asset with deidentified lives across claims and clinical information, to describe patterns of preventive care after GDM...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942577/peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-preeclampsia-and-eclampsia
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Maliheh Arab, Morteza Entezari, Hamidreza Ghamary, Alireza Ramezani, Adele Ashori, Arman Mowlazadeh, Mehdi Yaseri
PURPOSE: To evaluate peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness during and after pregnancy in pregnant women with preeclampsia or eclampsia and compare it with normotensive pregnant women as controls. METHODS: In a prospective comparative case-control study 35 women (70 eyes) with mild to moderate preeclampsia, 70 women (140 eyes) with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia, and 44 (88 eyes) healthy pregnant women were enrolled in three groups. Peripapillary RNFL thickness in three groups was measured after 28 weeks of pregnancy and 2 months postpartum by using optical coherence tomography...
September 23, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937843/emergency-department-visits-for-postpartum-complications
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Erin Christine Brousseau, Valery Danilack, Fei Cai, Kristen A Matteson
INTRODUCTION: Most estimates of the prevalence and types of postpartum complications are based on hospital readmissions. However, using hospital readmissions (which occurs in only 1%-2% of postpartum women) is problematic as it fails to include women with postpartum complications assessed in the office or emergency department (ED). We utilized data from a cohort of women evaluated in an ED setting to better characterize complications experienced by women in the postpartum period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all postpartum visits to the ED at a tertiary care women's hospital over 6 months...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932614/acute-low-dose-hydralazine-induced-lupus-pneumonitis
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Sarah K Holman, Donique Parris, Sarah Meyers, Jason Ramirez
A 35-year-old female was started on hydralazine 10 mg orally three times a day for treatment of postpartum hypertension. Three months later, after multiple unsuccessful courses of prednisone and antibiotics for presumed pneumonia and asthma exacerbations, her respiratory symptoms progressed in severity and she developed resting hypoxia. Previous diagnostic work-up included spirometry with a restrictive pattern, chest CT showing bilateral basilar consolidation, negative BAL, and nonspecific findings on lung biopsy of mild inflammatory cells...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923901/maternal-serum-b-cell-activating-factor-levels-candidate-early-biomarker-for-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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Hindi E Stohl, Richard H Lee, Joseph Manetta, Kristine Kikly, Lisa M Korst, William Stohl
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Early suppression of B-cell lymphopoiesis is necessary for a normal pregnancy. Dysregulation of factors critical to B-cell survival may result in pregnancy complications, including hypertension. In this prospective observational study at a single medical center, serum levels of BAFF (B-cell activating factor) were measured in pregnant participants at each trimester, at delivery, and postpartum and in nonpregnant controls at a single time point...
November 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919605/current-trend-of-using-anti-hypertensives-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum-period-in-a-tertiary-level-hospital
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M Sultana, S K Saha, A K Sarker, S Khatun, M M Sarker, T Sultana, F Noor, M M Faysal
Hypertensive disorders are one of the most common disorders in pregnancy. They are amongst the major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Incidence is increasing in developing countries like Bangladesh. This cross sectional descriptive study has done to observe the utilization of antihypertensive drugs in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and conducted from January 2016 to December 2016 in the department of Pharmacology in collaboration with department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903165/association-of-panic-disorder-generalized-anxiety-disorder-and-benzodiazepine-treatment-during-pregnancy-with-risk-of-adverse-birth-outcomes
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Kimberly Ann Yonkers, Kathryn Gilstad-Hayden, Ariadna Forray, Heather S Lipkind
Importance: Registry data show that maternal panic disorder, or anxiety disorders in general, increase the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, diagnoses from registries may be imprecise and may not consider potential confounding factors, such as treatment with medication and maternal substance use. Objective: To determine whether panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in pregnancy, or medications used to treat these conditions, are associated with adverse maternal or neonatal pregnancy outcomes...
September 13, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895439/preventing-cardiovascular-disease-after-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-searching-for-the-how-and-when
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T Katrien J Groenhof, Bas B van Rijn, Arie Franx, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep, Michiel L Bots, A Titia Lely
Background Women with a history of a hypertensive disorder during pregnancy (HDP) have an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Guidelines recommend assessment of cardiovascular risk factors in these women later in life, but provide limited advice on how this follow-up should be organized. Design Systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Methods The aim of our study was to provide an overview of existing knowledge on the changes over time in three major modifiable components of cardiovascular risk assessment after HDP: blood pressure, glucose homeostasis and lipid levels...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885417/association-of-nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-and-postpartum-hypertension-in-women-with-preeclampsia-with-severe-features
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Oscar A Viteri, Joey A England, Mesk A Alrais, Kayla A Lash, Maria I Villegas, Olaide A Ashimi Balogun, Suneet P Chauhan, Baha M Sibai
OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with persistent postpartum hypertension in a cohort of women with preeclampsia and severe features. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study at a single, tertiary center from January 2013 to December 2015. All women diagnosed with severe preeclampsia who remained hypertensive for greater than 24 hours after delivery were included. The primary outcome was the rate of persistent postpartum hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure 150 mm Hg or greater or diastolic 100 mm Hg or greater (or both), on two occasions, at least 4 hours apart...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837424/visual-evoked-potentials-in-women-with-and-without-preeclampsia-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Ingrid A Brussé, Caroline B van den Berg, Johannes J Duvekot, Marilyn J Cipolla, Eric A P Steegers, Gerhard H Visser
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia is a severe hypertensive disorder of pregnancy which may lead to brain complications such as eclampsia. Visual symptoms are present in ∼25% of preeclamptic women suggesting the visual cortex to be altered during preeclampsia. Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) measure the functional neuronal integrity of the visual pathway from retina to the occipital cortex of the brain. The objective of this study was to compare neurophysiological changes in women with preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, using VEPs...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828743/pregnancy-in-women-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Evin Yucel, Doreen DeFaria Yeh
Advances in cardiac surgical interventions in infancy and childhood have led to an increased number of women with congenital heart disease of childbearing age. For these women, individualized preconception counseling and pregnancy planning should be a vital component of their medical management, and presentation for obstetric care may even be an opportunity to re-establish cardiovascular care for patients who have been lost to follow-up. These patients have unique cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, which is dependent upon the surgical intervention they may have undergone during childhood or adolescence...
August 22, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819576/pitfall-in-the-diagnosis-of-diabetes-insipidus-and-pregnancy
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Melissa Sum, Jessica B Fleischer, Alexander G Khandji, Sharon L Wardlaw
Diabetes insipidus (DI) during pregnancy and the perinatal period is an uncommon medical problem characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst. Diagnosis of DI may be overlooked in the setting of pregnancy, a time when increased water intake and urine output are commonly reported. We report two cases: one of transient DI in a young woman during her third trimester of twin pregnancy in association with acute fatty liver and hypertension and one of postpartum DI secondary to Sheehan syndrome from rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816556/maternal-mortality-in-the-last-triennium-of-the-millennium-development-goal-era-at-the-obafemi-awolowo-university-teaching-hospitals-complex-ile-ife-nigeria
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Ibraheem Olayemi Awowole, Olusegun Olalekan Badejoko, Oluwafemi Kuti, Omotade Adebimpe Ijarotimi, Oluwaseun Oludotun Sowemimo, Ifeoluwa Emmanuel Ogunduyile
The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of Nigeria remains high. This retrospective study aims to suggest evidence-based strategies towards achieving the sustainable development goal target 3.1 at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC), Nigeria by providing contemporary data on MMR between October 2012 and September 2015. There were 86 maternal deaths and 5243 live births over the triennium, with annual MMRs of 1744, 1622 and 1512/100,000 live births, respectively. Fifty-six (65.2%) were postpartum deaths, while 44 (51...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806264/18f-fdg-pet-ct-of-brown-adipose-tissue-hyperactivation-associated-with-pregnancy-and-paraganglioma
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Anna Margherita Maffione, Lucia Rampin, Sotirios Chondrogiannis, Maria Cristina Marzola, Patrick M Colletti, Domenico Rubello
This 32-year-old woman presented with pregnancy-related arterial hypertension unresponsive to antihypertensive therapy. During cesarean delivery, a lobulated retroperitoneal mass was discovered. F-FDG PET/CT performed 18 days postpartum demonstrated the hyperactive retroperitoneal mass and extensive hyperactivated brown adipose tissue. The mass was surgically removed, revealing a para-aortic multicentric paraganglioma. After surgery, blood pressure normalized, and serum chromogranin A and urinary metanephrines normalized...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768228/preeclampsia-is-associated-with-increased-ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-index-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Hanine F M Al-Far, Ingvild H Tjessem, Jens Fuglsang, Finn F Lauszus
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of mild to moderate hypertension might not benefit maternal or fetal outcome. This pessimistic point of view may have come about by using non-validated methods for measuring blood pressure in pregnancy combined with inadequate methodology for diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring effects. AIM: To determine the association between AASI in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and preeclampsia, and to assess the ability of AASI to diagnose preeclampsia...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754161/a-cross-sectional-study-of-maternal-near-miss-and-mortality-at-a-rural-tertiary-centre-in-southern-nigeria
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Ikechukwu Innocent Mbachu, Chukwuemeka Ezeama, Kelechi Osuagwu, Osita Samuel Umeononihu, Chibuzor Obiannika, Nkeiru Ezeama
BACKGROUND: The study evaluated the pattern of severe maternal outcome, near miss indicators and associated patient and healthcare factors at a private referral hospital in rural Nigeria. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study conducted from September 2014 to August 2015 in Madonna University Teaching Hospital Elele, Rivers State, Nigeria. Pregnant and postpartum women were recruited for the study using Nigeria near miss network proforma which was adopted from the WHO near miss proforma...
July 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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