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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116720/the-croatian-model-of-integrative-prospective-management-of-epilepsy-and-pregnancy
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Snježana Miškov, Romana Gjergja Juraški, Ivan Mikula, Silvio Bašić, Marija Bošnjak Pašić, Vesna Košec, Zlatko Sabol, Aleksandra Fučić, Tomislav Sajko, Vanja Bašić Kes
Epilepsy is the most common neurological complication in pregnancy. Women with epilepsy have a higher risk of complications in pregnancy. In Croatia, women with epilepsy are treated by neurologists at tertiary centers according to the place of residence. We prospectively followed-up pregnancies in women with epilepsy and healthy controls, and analyzed the factors responsible for their delivery outcomes and development of their babies. Healthy pregnant women had a higher level of education and economic status, but pregnant women with epilepsy took folic acid in a higher proportion than controls, possibly due to timely preconception counseling...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116583/innovative-clinical-pathways-for-obese-pregnant-women-design-and-feasibility-of-the-padua-project-north-eastern-italy
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A Lapolla, D Scibetta, P Gallina, G Iorizzo, M G Dalfrà, S Visentin, G B Nardelli, R Vettor
BACKGROUND: Obesity during pregnancy can adversely affect the wellbeing of the mother and the newborn, as well as the latter's long-term health. Preconception counseling, careful prenatal management, and strict follow-up during pregnancy are, therefore, essential for obese fertile women in order to prevent the negative effects of obesity. METHODS: In this setting, we developed a project that consisted in creating an integrated network of primary, secondary, and tertiary care providers and designing new clinical pathways for managing pregnancy in obese women...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115118/adenomyosis-fertility-and-obstetric-outcome-a-comprehensive-literature-review
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Laura Buggio, Ermelinda Monti, Umberto Gattei, Dhohua Dridi, Paolo Vercellini
Adenomyosis is a benign condition characterized by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma deep within the myometrium. In recent years, the potential negative impact of adenomyosis on in vitro fertilization clinical outcomes has gained momentum, as well as, the possible link of this condition with obstetrical complications. The aim of this narrative review is to elucidate the possible association between uterine adenomyosis, infertility, and poor obstetrical outcomes. Several theories have been proposed to clarify the potential harmful impact of adenomyosis on fertility, such as a functional and structural defect of both the eutopic endometrium and the inner myometrium, an impairment of the uterine system of sperm transport, the presence of uterine dysperistalsis and of high levels of free radicals in the uterine milieu of women with the disease...
November 7, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096233/parvovirus-b19-infection-in-pregnancy-awareness-and-opportunities
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Francesca Bonvicini, Gloria Bua, Giorgio Gallinella
Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a human pathogenic virus associated with a wide range of clinical conditions. In pregnancy, B19V poses a potential hazard to the fetus as crossing the placental barrier and infecting erythroid progenitor cells in bone marrow and liver, it blocks fetal erythropoiesis leading to profound anemia, hydrops and/or fetal death. The virus is not regarded as a teratogen, however more scientific awareness is emerging on mechanisms and consequences of intrauterine infection and possible sequelae in the neonatal development...
October 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094891/fetal-alcohol-syndrome-and-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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LeeAnne Denny, Sarah Coles, Robin Blitz
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) result from intrauterine exposure to alcohol and are the most common nonheritable causes of intellectual disability. The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. FAS is commonly missed or misdiagnosed, preventing affected children from receiving needed services in a timely fashion. Diagnosis is based on the presence of the following clinical features, all of which must be present: prenatal and/or postnatal growth retardation, facial dysmorphology, central nervous system dysfunction, and neurobehavioral disabilities...
October 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045765/oral-anti-diabetic-agents-for-women-with-established-diabetes-impaired-glucose-tolerance-or-previous-gestational-diabetes-planning-pregnancy-or-pregnant-women-with-pre-existing-diabetes
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Joanna Tieu, Suzette Coat, William Hague, Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd
BACKGROUND: While most guidance recommends the use of insulin in women whose pregnancies are affected by pre-existing diabetes, oral anti-diabetic agents may be more acceptable to women. The effects of these oral anti-diabetic agents on maternal and infant health outcomes need to be established in pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, as well as in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus preconceptionally or during a subsequent pregnancy. This review is an update of a review that was first published in 2010...
October 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961800/zika-virus-and-reproduction-facts-questions-and-current-management
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Sylvie Epelboin, Emmanuel Dulioust, Loïc Epelboin, Alexandra Benachi, Françoise Merlet, Catherine Patrat
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arthropod-borne virus of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus. ZIKV is currently the focus of an ongoing pandemic and worldwide public health emergency. Although originally isolated in 1947, its pathogenesis was poorly known and very few documented infections were published until recently. Its route of transmission and its impact on reproduction and pregnancy have only recently begun to be disclosed. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: This review summarizes the most recent knowledge about ZIKV infection and pathogenesis and focuses on its impacts on male and female genital tracts, including the risks of sexual transmission and to pregnancy...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918404/combined-caesarean-with-splenectomy-in-pregnancy-with-portal-hypertension-defining-plausibility
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Manjunath Maruti Pol, Latika Uniyal Chawla, Yashwant Singh Rathore, Ritesh Goel
24-year-old woman at 28 weeks gestation was referred from peripheral hospital with diagnosis of pregnancy with portal hypertension. She had received multiple transfusion for pancytopaenia in the past and had undergone endoscopic sclerotherapy for oesophageal varices. Initially, she was admitted in our hospital at 28 weeks gestation for blood transfusion and was evaluated by multispecialty team of doctors. She was advised splenectomy for transfusion-dependent pancytopaenia secondary to hypersplenism in non-cirrhotic portal hypertension...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863222/chronic-kidney-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Abhilash Koratala, Deepti Bhattacharya, Amir Kazory
With the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) worldwide, the number of pregnant women with various degrees of renal dysfunction is expected to increase. There is a bidirectional relation between CKD and pregnancy in which renal dysfunction negatively affects pregnancy outcomes, and the pregnancy can have a deleterious impact on various aspects of kidney disease. It has been shown that even mild renal dysfunction can increase considerably the risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Moreover, data suggest that a history of recovery from acute kidney injury is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes...
September 2017: Southern Medical Journal
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/28780660/update-on-valvular-heart-disease-in-pregnancy
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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
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is 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...
August 4, 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
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