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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150292/neonatal-and-regressive-forms-of-autism-diseases-with-similar-symptoms-but-a-different-etiology
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William E Barbeau
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be a debilitating, life-long neurocognitive disease. ASD is caused by genetic and epigenetic factors and largely unknown and poorly understood environmental triggers. Signs and symptoms of ASD often appear in the first year of life while the disease strikes other infants who had previously been developing normally at around 2years of age. Ozonoff and her colleagues recently suggested that there are three different pathways or trajectories for the development of ASD in infants 6-24months of age...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149877/key-bottlenecks-to-the-provision-of-safe-obstetric-anaesthesia-in-low-income-countries-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-64-hospitals-in-uganda
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Isabella Epiu, Agnes Wabule, Andrew Kambugu, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa, Gerald Dubowitz
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in surgery and anaesthesia which significantly improve safety, many health facilities in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) remain chronically under-resourced with inability to cope effectively with serious obstetric complications (Knight et al., PLoS One 8:e63846, 2013). As a result many of these countries still have unacceptably high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. Recent data at the national referral hospitals in East Africa reported that none of the national referral hospitals met the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA) international standards required to provide safe obstetric anaesthesia (Epiu I: Challenges of Anesthesia in Low-and Middle-Income Countries...
November 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149263/vitamin-d-and-assisted-reproductive-treatment-outcome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Justin Chu, Ioannis Gallos, Aurelio Tobias, Bee Tan, Abey Eapen, Arri Coomarasamy
STUDY QUESTION: Is serum vitamin D associated with live birth rates in women undergoing ART? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women undergoing ART who are replete in vitamin D have a higher live birth rate than women who are vitamin D deficient or insufficient. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of abnormal pregnancy implantation as well as obstetric complications such as pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148636/outcome-of-pregnancy-with-clinically-visible-palpable-myoma-among-women-who-undergo-caesarian-section-in-three-teaching-hospitals-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Getu Dinku, Eyasu Mesfin
Introduction: Myoma is the most common pelvic tumor and an enormous healthcare concern in women. Complications occur in approximately 10-40% of pregnancies with myomatous uterus. This study is conducted to determine the prevalence and obstetric outcome of grossly visible and/or palpable myoma among women who gave birth by caesarean section. Methods: A cross sectional study conducted in three teaching hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Data was collected using a pre-tested questioner...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145928/note-of-clarification-potential-risks-to-offspring-of-intrauterine-exposure-to-maternal-age-related-obstetric-complications
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Juan J Tarín, Miguel A García-Pérez, Antonio Cano
Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the negative effects of delayed motherhood on an offspring's morbidity later in life. However, these hypotheses are not supported by clinical and epidemiological evidence. Because advanced maternal age is associated with increased risk of obstetric complications, the aim of the present study was to ascertain whether the negative effects on offspring of intrauterine exposure to maternal age-related obstetric complications may explain the reported negative effects of delayed motherhood on offspring...
August 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145815/illness-recognition-and-care-seeking-for-maternal-complications-of-pregnancy-and-birth-in-rural-amhara-and-oromia-regional-states-of-ethiopia
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Lynn Sibley, Yared Amare
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made steady progress in improving maternal health over the decade, yet mortality remains high. The Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP) was a 3.5-year project aimed at developing a community-oriented model to improve maternal and newborn survival in rural Ethiopia. Two years after the project ended, we carried out a case study to explore illness recognition and care seeking for complications of pregnancy and childbirth in the project area...
November 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137550/reengineering-electronic-fetal-monitoring-interpretation-using-the-fetal-reserve-index-to-anticipate-the-need-for-emergent-operative-delivery
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Robert D Eden, Mark I Evans, Shara M Evans, Barry S Schifrin
OBJECTIVE: The near-ubiquitous use of electronic fetal monitoring has failed to lower the rates of both cerebral palsy and emergency operative deliveries (EODs). Its performance metrics have low sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values for both. There are many EODs, but the vast majority have normal outcomes. The EODs, however, cause serious disruption in the delivery suite routine with increased complications, anxiety, and concern for all. METHODS: We developed the fetal reserve index (FRI) as multicomponent algorithm including 4 FHR components (analyzed individually), uterine activity, and maternal, obstetrical, and fetal risk factors to assess risk of cerebral palsy and EOD...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137030/emergency-obstetric-hysterectomy-for-life-threatening-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-12-year-review
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Yulong Zhang, Jianying Yan, Qing Han, Tingting Yang, Lihong Cai, Yuelin Fu, Xiaolu Cai, Meimei Guo
The aim of the study was to review the operative experiences of emergency hysterectomy for life-threatening postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) performed over a 12-year period at Fujian Provincial Maternity and Children's Hospital; to examine the incidence and risk factors for emergency obstetric hysterectomy; and to evaluate the curative effectiveness and safety of subtotal hysterectomy for life-threatening PPH.The records of all cases of emergency obstetric hysterectomy performed at Fujian Maternity and Children Health Hospital between January 2004 and June 2016 were analyzed...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136712/-long-term-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-pregnant-women-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Q T Ou, J K Lu, J Zhang, Y Chen, Q Li, J L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the perinatal outcome, risk factors and long-term outcome of pregnancy complicated with pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH) and congenital heart diseases (CHD). Methods: Clinical data of 110 pregnant women who were diagnosed as PAH-CHD were retrospectively analyzed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beijing Anzhen Hospital from 2004 to 2013. The survival and treatment status were followed up. Results: 110 subjects consisted of 11 mild PAH, 33 moderate and 66 severe ones...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135477/thrombin-potential-and-traditional-coagulation-assay-are-they-useful-in-exploring-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-risk
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Ilaria Romagnuolo, Monica Attanasio, Mauro Cozzolino, Enrichetta Paladino, Giancarlo Castaman, Maria E Coccia, Cinzia Fatini
: An adequate hemostatic balance is mandatory to get successful pregnancy. Obstetric complications, such as recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), might be due to an impairment of placental perfusion possibly related to an underlying prothrombotic status. In this study, we used the global coagulation assay, calibrated automated thrombography and traditional coagulation assay to search for a possible underlying hypercoagulable status in women with history of RPL compared with uneventful pregnancy women. Thrombin generation, Fibrinogen, factor VIII (FVIII), Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and von Willebrand factor levels were analyzed in 92 not pregnant unexplained RPL and 64 uneventful pregnancy women...
November 10, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135348/development-of-a-surgical-infection-surveillance-program-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia-lessons-learned-from-two-surveillance-strategies
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Jared A Forrester, Luca Koritsanszky, Benjamin D Parsons, Menbere Hailu, Demisew Amenu, Seifu Alemu, Fekadu Jiru, Thomas G Weiser
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a leading cause of post-operative morbidity and mortality. We developed Clean Cut, a surgical infection prevention program, with two goals: (1) Increase adherence to evidence-based peri-operative infection prevention standards and (2) establish sustainable surgical infection surveillance. Here we describe our infection surveillance strategy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clean Cut was piloted and evaluated at a 523 bed tertiary hospital in Ethiopia...
November 14, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135051/low-molecular-weight-heparin-and-aspirin-exacerbate-human-endometrial-endothelial-cell-responses-to-antiphospholipid-antibodies
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Zola Chihombori Quao, Mancy Tong, Elena Bryce, Seth Guller, Lawrence W Chamley, Vikki M Abrahams
PROBLEM: Women with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are at risk for pregnancy complications despite treatment with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) or aspirin (ASA). aPL recognizing beta2 glycoprotein I can target the uterine endothelium, however, little is known about its response to aPL. This study characterized the effect of aPL on human endometrial endothelial cells (HEECs), and the influence of LMWH and ASA. METHOD OF STUDY: HEECs were exposed to aPL or control IgG, with or without low-dose LMWH and ASA, alone or in combination...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130759/preeclampsia-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-sle-nephritis-prophylactic-treatment-with-multidisciplinary-approach-are-important-keys-to-prevent-adverse-obstetrics-outcomes
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Federico Mecacci, Serena Simeone, Calogero Lino Cirami, Mauro Cozzolino, Caterina Serena, Marianna Pina Rambaldi, Pamela Gallo, Lorenzo Emmi, Daniele Cammelli, Giorgio Mello, Marco Matucci Cerinic
INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) commonly affects women of childbearing age. Hypertension, antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus nephritis are risk factors for adverse maternal/fetal outcome. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to compare pregnancy outcomes in patients with and without SLE nephritis, using a multidisciplinary approach and a broad prophylaxis protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 86 pregnancies complicated by SLE...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130006/incidental-laparoscopic-discovery-of-an-intraperitoneal-plastic-catheter-16-years-after-an-unsafe-abortion-a-case-report-from-the-gynecologic-obstetric-and-pediatric-hospital-of-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon
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Ngandji Andre, Ngo Um Meka Esther Juliette, Fokom Joel, Wandji Brigitte, Foumane Pascal
In many developing countries like Cameroon, unsafe abortion is a major public health problem. It can be responsible for severe complications including damage to the digestive and/or urinary tract, sepsis, and uterine perforation. Uterine perforation could be caused by most of the instruments that are used to evacuate the uterus. We report a case of apparent uterine perforation and subsequent migration of the plastic or rubber catheter into the peritoneal cavity during an abortion procedure performed in a setting that may have been unsafe...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130005/a-case-of-haematometra-secondary-to-cervical-stenosis-after-vesicle-vaginal-fistula-surgical-repair
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Athanase Lilungulu, Willy Mwibea, Mzee Nassoro, Balthazar Gumodoka
Background. Haematometra is a rare postobstetrics fistula surgical repair outcome complication; however the condition can be misinterpreted especially in limited resource areas that lack routine ultrasound guidance and with a slowly progressed increase in size of abdomen accompanied with a history of amenorrhoea together with a history of having unprotective sexual intercourse which may increase the possibility of being controversial to full-term gravid uterus. The causes of haematometra might be either due to congenital abnormality of the vaginal canal or acquired iatrogenically...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125627/placental-development-and-function-in-women-with-a-history-of-placenta-related-complications-a-systematic-review
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Ignatia F Reijnders, Annemarie G M G J Mulders, Maria P H Koster
INTRODUCTION: Women with a history of placenta-related pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia, intra-uterine growth restriction or preterm delivery, have an increased risk for recurrence of such complications. This recurrence is likely the result of underlying endothelial dysfunction that leads to abnormal placentation, especially in complications with an early onset. This study provides an overview of biomarkers of placental development and function in pregnancies from women with a history of pregnancy-related complications...
November 10, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125378/type-of-obstetric-anesthesia-administered-and-complications-in-women-with-preeclampsia-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Soha Sobhy, Kuhan Dharmarajah, David Arroyo-Manzano, Ramesan Navanatnarajah, James Noblet, Javier Zamora, Shakila Thangaratinam
BACKGROUND: Delivery is often expedited with cesarean section, necessitating anesthesia, to prevent complications in women with preeclampsia. Anesthesia-associated risks in these women from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are not known. METHODS: We searched major databases (until February 2017) for studies on general vs. regional anesthesia in women with preeclampsia. We summarized the association between outcomes and type of anesthesia using a random effects model and reported as odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs)...
November 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124501/quality-and-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-a-gentamicin-use-system-change-for-managing-chorioamnionitis
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Jason B Sauberan, Brittney Choi, Alexander R Paradyse, Jennifer Le
Chorioamnionitis is an intra-amniotic infection with serious maternal and neonatal complications. Clinical studies suggest antibiotic administration before delivery reduces the risk of complications compared to after delivery. Our center implemented a standardized intrapartum gentamicin computerized provider order entry and dosage form dispensing system intended to improve treatment initiation efficiency in hospitalized obstetric patients. The primary objective of this retrospective study was to determine if these system changes were associated with decreased time from gentamicin ordering to administration in patients with chorioamnionitis...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118838/a-complex-obstetric-case
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Michael Hoy, Kate Flavin, Venkat Prasad
A 33-year-old primigravida presented with severe sepsis, severe pre-eclampsia, peripartum cardiomyopathy and the haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets syndrome manifesting over the course of 24 h causing a diagnostic conundrum and a difficult sequence of physiological problems to overcome. We describe a previously unreported sequence of events involving a pre-eclamptic, septic parturient to improve anaesthetic and intensive care physician awareness of confounding factors that complicate assessment and management of these patients...
August 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117926/-maternal-deaths-due-to-hypertensive-disorders-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
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M Dreyfus, P Weber, L Zieleskiewicz
Between 2010 and 2012, the rate of maternal death caused by hypertensive disorders (0,5/100,000 living birth) was reduced by 50% compared to the 2007-2009 period. Hypertensive disorders were responsible from 5% of maternal deaths and from 10% of direct maternal mortality. Eleven deaths happened during the postpartum period but 9 hypertensive complications began before delivery. Seventy percent of these deaths seem to be avoidable. The main causes of suboptimal management were: unappropriated or insufficient obstetrical and anesthetic treatments, undiagnosed HELLP syndrome and subcapsular liver hematoma, delayed treatment...
November 5, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
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