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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780660/update-on-valvular-heart-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Lucy M Safi, Sarah V Tsiaras
Valvular heart disease in women of childbearing age poses an increased risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, and management in pregnancy can be challenging. Ideally, patients with suspected valvular disease should have preconception counseling by a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists with expertise in pregnancy and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Preconception planning should include a cardiac assessment of maternal risk, determination of frequency of surveillance, and a cardiovascular management plan during delivery...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738750/pregnancy-outcome-in-patients-with-takayasu-s-arteritis-cohort-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Michal Kirshenbaum, Michal J Simchen, Ramat Gan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of pregnancy in women with Takayasu's arteritis managed in a tertiary medical center and review the literature in order to establish the course and recommended follow up and treatment for these pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 20 pregnancies in 6 women with Takayasu's arteritis. Patients were recruited from the high risk pregnancy clinics at Sheba Medical Center, where follow up included strict control of blood pressure and treatment of obstetric and disease related complications...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724408/learning-intraprofessional-collaboration-by-participating-in-a-consultation-programme-what-and-how-did-primary-and-secondary-care-trainees-learn
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Marijn Janssen, Margaretha H Sagasser, Elisabeth A M Laro, Jacqueline de Graaf, Nynke D Scherpbier-de Haan
BACKGROUND: A growing number of patients require overview and management in both primary and secondary care. This situation requires that primary and secondary care professionals have well developed collaborative skills. While knowledge about interprofessional collaboration and education is rising, little is known about intraprofessional collaboration and education between physicians of various disciplines. This study examines a newly developed consultation programme for trainees in general practice and internal medicine to acquire intraprofessional collaboration skills...
July 19, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711073/lupus-nephritis-and-pregnancy-concerns-and-management
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Liz Lightstone, Michelle A Hladunewich
Pregnancy associated with lupus, especially lupus nephritis, is often fraught with concern for both the mother and fetus. Thus, it is paramount that care begins preconception so that proper planning in terms of optimizing the medical regimen, discontinuation of fetotoxic agents, and treatment of active disease can occur. It is well known that active nephritis at the time of conception is associated with poor outcomes. Even with quiescent disease, recent data indicate that being lupus anticoagulant-positive, nonwhite or Hispanic, and using antihypertensive medications were all predictors of worse pregnancy outcomes...
July 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678065/pregnancy-and-reproductive-aspects-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Laura Andreoli, Francesca Crisafulli, Angela Tincani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss pregnancy and reproductive aspects in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with particular focus on preconception counselling, maternal and foetal outcomes, safety and beneficial effects of drugs during pregnancy as well as contraception methods, assisted reproduction techniques and strategies for thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients with positive antiphospholipid antibodies. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence-based recommendations for the management of family planning and women's health issues in SLE and/or APS have been developed by a multidisciplinary panel of experts...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670549/medication-counseling-for-thyroxine
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Sanjay Kalra, A G Unnikrishnan, Mangesh Tiwaskar, Rakesh Sahay, Banshi Saboo, Vijay Negalur, Deepak Khandelwal, Pritam Gupta, Sujoy Ghosh, A K Das, Ganapathi Bantwal, Sarita Bajaj, Sameer Agarwal, Rashmi Aggarwal, Navneet Agarwal
This communication from the National Indian Patient-centered Thyroid Management group provides a useful tool to help in medication counseling during hypothyroidism management. The authors classify and list aspects of thyroxine use which must be discussed with patients on thyroxine supplementation or replacement. Issues related to concomitant food and medications intake, preconception and pregnancy management, as well as sick day care, are also discussed.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617151/lithium-exposure-during-pregnancy-outcomes-for-women-who-attended-a-specialist-antenatal-clinic
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Jacqueline Frayne, Thinh Nguyen, Tabitha Mok, Yvonne Hauck, Helena Liira
INTRODUCTION: Lithium treatment in pregnancy represents a significant dilemma for women and treating health professionals alike. The complexity of risk-benefit analysis is impacted by limited information. METHODS: A cohort study of 33 women with severe mental illness, who were prescribed lithium at any time during the pregnancy, and gave birth between December 2007 and January 2015 at a specialist antenatal clinic in Western Australia. A descriptive comparison for women who continued lithium throughout pregnancy, and those who ceased on discovery of pregnancy was undertaken examining demographic, obstetric, neonatal and psychiatric variables...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599396/five-years-experience-in-an-anesthesiology-antenatal-clinic-for-high-risk-patients
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Daniel Shatalin, Yaacov Gozal, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Alexander Ioscovich
INTRODUCTION: The aim, of this study is to describe our approach and outcomes in an outpatient anesthesia/analgesia antepartum clinic among ambulatory high-risk obstetric patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective evaluation of the activity of the anesthesiology antenatal clinic from its inception in 2010 until 2016 (a 5-year period). The clinic works in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The catchment area of the study University Affiliated Hospital attends a multiethnic population characterized by high parity...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543445/psoriasis-in-those-planning-a-family-pregnant-or-breast-feeding-the-australasian-psoriasis-collaboration
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REVIEW
Marius Rademaker, Karen Agnew, Megan Andrews, Katherine Armour, Chris Baker, Peter Foley, John Frew, Kurt Gebauer, Monisha Gupta, Debra Kennedy, Gillian Marshman, John Sullivan
The Australasian Psoriasis Collaboration has reviewed the evidence for managing moderate to severe psoriasis in those who are pregnant or are breast-feeding, or planning a family. The severity of the psoriasis, associated comorbidities and specific anti-psoriasis treatment, along with other exposures, can have a deleterious effect on pregnancy outcomes. Psoriasis itself increases the risk of preterm and low birthweight babies, along with spontaneous and induced abortions, but no specific birth defects have been otherwise demonstrated...
May 23, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521194/preconception-care-for-women-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-mixed-methods-study-of-provider-knowledge-and-practice
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J Klein, J A Boyle, R Kirkham, C Connors, C Whitbread, J Oats, F Barzi, D McIntyre, I Lee, M Luey, J Shaw, A D H Brown, L J Maple-Brown
AIMS: Preconception care may decrease adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with pre-existing diabetes mellitus. Aboriginal Australians are at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with earlier onset. We explored practitioner views on preconception care delivery for women with T2DM in the Northern Territory, where 31% of births are to Aboriginal women. METHODS: Mixed-methods study including cross-sectional survey of 156 health practitioners and 11 semi-structured interviews...
July 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492530/a-comprehensive-strategy-for-exome-based-preconception-carrier-screening
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Suzanne C E H Sallevelt, Bart de Koning, Radek Szklarczyk, Aimee D C Paulussen, Christine E M de Die-Smulders, Hubert J M Smeets
PURPOSE: Whole-exome sequencing (WES) provides the possibility of genome-wide preconception carrier screening (PCS). Here, we propose a filter strategy to rapidly identify the majority of relevant pathogenic mutations. METHODS: Our strategy was developed using WES data from eight consanguineous and five fictive nonconsanguineous couples and was subsequently applied to 20 other fictive nonconsanguineous couples. Presumably pathogenic variants based on frequency and database annotations or generic characteristics and mutation type were selected in genes shared by the couple and in the female's X-chromosome...
May 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440103/british-association-for-psychopharmacology-consensus-guidance-on-the-use-of-psychotropic-medication-preconception-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum-2017
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R Hamish McAllister-Williams, David S Baldwin, Roch Cantwell, Abby Easter, Eilish Gilvarry, Vivette Glover, Lucian Green, Alain Gregoire, Louise M Howard, Ian Jones, Hind Khalifeh, Anne Lingford-Hughes, Elizabeth McDonald, Nadia Micali, Carmine M Pariante, Lesley Peters, Ann Roberts, Natalie C Smith, David Taylor, Angelika Wieck, Laura M Yates, Allan H Young
Decisions about the use of psychotropic medication in pregnancy are an ongoing challenge for clinicians and women with mental health problems, owing to the uncertainties around risks of the illness itself to mother and fetus/infant, effectiveness of medications in pregnancy and risks to the fetus/infant from in utero exposure or via breast milk. These consensus guidelines aim to provide pragmatic advice regarding these issues. They are divided into sections on risks of untreated illness in pregnancy; general principles of using drugs in the perinatal period; benefits and harms associated with individual drugs; and recommendations for the management of specific disorders...
May 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432715/complications-of-pregnancy-and-labour-in-women-with-klippel-tr%C3%A3-naunay-syndrome-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Ser Horbach, M M Lokhorst, Ceu Oduber, S Middeldorp, Jam van der Post, Cmam van der Horst
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate complications of pregnancy, including thromboembolism, in women with extensive vascular malformations associated with Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome (KTS). DESIGN: Nationwide cross-sectional study. SETTING: Two tertiary expert centres and the Dutch Klippel-Trénaunay patient organisation. SAMPLE: Adult women with KTS. METHODS: Patients with KTS were invited to participate in a comprehensive online survey about their obstetric history...
April 22, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420934/preconception-management-of-thyroid-disorders
#14
Bharti Kalra, Yashdeep Gupta, Sanjay Kalra
Thyroid function is closely interlinked with pregnancy. Maternal and foetal outcomes can be improved if optimal thyroid function is achieved, and maintained prior to conception. This needs a systematic approach which includes rational screening, appropriate management, and pragmatic counseling. This review describes pre-conception management of thyroid disorders, and completes an earlier article on preconception management of other endocrine diseases.
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398196/preconception-care-for-women-with-type-1-or-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-mixed-methods-study-exploring-uptake-of-preconception-care
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Sarah Earle, Anisah Tariq, Carol Komaromy, Cathy E Lloyd, M Ali Karamat, Jackie Webb, Paramjit S Gill
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a global health problem and one of the most common medical conditions in pregnancy. A wide range of modifiable risk factors are associated with diabetes mellitus in pregnancy, and it is widely acknowledged that preconception care (PCC) is beneficial for women with pre-existing diabetes mellitus. However, uptake of PCC services is low. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review qualitative research on PCC for women with pre-existing diabetes mellitus of childbearing age, identify facilitators of and barriers to uptake of PCC and establish themes and gaps in knowledge...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392223/obstetric-care-in-women-with-genetic-disorders
#16
REVIEW
Shilpa Chetty, Mary E Norton
The management of pregnant women who are themselves affected with genetic diseases is an increasingly relevant and important issue. Improvements in early diagnosis and management of genetic disease, as well as advances in assisted reproductive technology have impacted pregnancy rates in a cohort of women who may not have otherwise been able to conceive. A multidisciplinary approach is key to the management of pregnant women with complex health conditions, including genetic diseases. Pertinent issues should be addressed in the preconception, antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods to optimize maternal and fetal health...
July 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390567/lactation-and-management-of-postpartum-disease
#17
REVIEW
Bonnie L Bermas
While much of the existing literature in the field of reproductive rheumatology focuses on fertility, preconception counseling, and pregnancy, there is limited information regarding the postpartum period and lactation. Evidence suggests that many rheumatologic disorders flare after delivery, which, along with limitations in medications compatible with breastfeeding, make this time period challenging for women with rheumatologic conditions. This article discusses rheumatologic disease activity during the postpartum period and reviews the safety during lactation of commonly used medications for the management of rheumatic diseases...
May 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365479/preconception-gynecological-risk-factors-of-postpartum-depression-among-japanese-women-the-japan-environment-and-children-s-study-jecs
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Sifa Marie Joelle Muchanga, Kahoko Yasumitsu-Lovell, Masamitsu Eitoku, Etongola Papy Mbelambela, Hitoshi Ninomiya, Kaori Komori, Rahma Tozin, Nagamasa Maeda, Mikiya Fujieda, Narufumi Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression is one of the major causes of disability among women who are on their childbearing years. Identifying people at risk of postpartum depression may improve its management. The objective of this study was to determine the probable association between postpartum depression and some preconception gynecological morbidities. METHODS: Data from a nationwide birth cohort study, the Japan Environment and Children's study (JECS), up to one month of postpartum were analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341055/obstetric-care-for-women-with-thalassemia
#19
REVIEW
Terence T Lao
Thalassemia is the commonest monogenic disease and manifests as severe anemia. It is increasingly encountered outside the Mediterranean region, Africa, Middle East, and Southeast Asia because of immigration. Pregnancy, previously uncommon in patients with homozygous β-thalassemia, is encountered increasingly because of improved management and assisted reproduction technology; however, preconceptional problems that include anemia, iron overload, cardiac dysfunction, thromboembolism, alloimmunization, infections, and endocrine and bone disorders, could influence maternal and obstetric outcome...
February 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304417/diagnosis-and-management-of-congenital-uterine-anomalies-in-pregnancy
#20
REVIEW
Sharon A Vaz, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Jeffrey A Kuller
Importance: Congenital uterine anomalies (CUAs) are strongly associated with adverse fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Health care providers must be able to diagnose these anomalies, understand their impact, and counsel women on interventions that might improve rates of pregnancy and live birth. Objectives: The aims of this study were to characterize CUAs and their effects on adverse fertility and pregnancy outcomes, to describe the best imaging modalities to diagnose specific uterine anomalies, and to learn about interventions that may improve the reproductive outcomes of infertile and pregnant women...
March 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
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