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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221351/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system-as-a-bridge-to-reparative-surgery-in-ventricular-septal-defect-complicating-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction
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Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Medical management is usually futile, so definitive surgery remains the treatment of choice but the risk surgery is very high and the optimal timing for surgery is still under debate. A 55-year-old man with no previous medical history attended the emergency-room for 12 h evolution of oppressive chest pain and strong anginal pain 7 days ago. On physical examination, blood pressure was 96/70 mmHg, pansystolic murmur over left sternal border without pulmonary crackles...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217927/magnitude-and-factors-associated-with-post-cesarean-surgical-site-infection-at-hawassa-university-teaching-and-referral-hospital-southern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Samuel Wodajo, Mehretu Belayneh, Samson Gebremedhin
Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) after cesarean section (CS) increases maternal morbidity, hospital stay and medical cost. However, in Ethiopia, limited evidence exists regarding the magnitude and risk factors of post-CS wound infection. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of - and factors associated with the problem among mothers who gave birth in Hawassa University Teaching and Referral Hospital, Southern Ethiopia. Methods: Hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted based on the medical records of 592 women who underwent CS from June 2012 to May 2013...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217291/pregnancy-outcomes-in-adult-patients-with-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis
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Kathleen D Kolstad, David Fiorentino, Shufeng Li, Eliza F Chakravarty, Lorinda Chung
OBJECTIVE: The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are autoimmune diseases that can affect females of childbearing potential. We assessed pregnancy outcomes in DM and PM patients compared with the general obstetric population. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) (1993-2007) was used to identify delivery-associated hospitalizations in women with DM or PM (DM/PM, n = 853). Controls were from the general obstetric population delivery-associated hospitalizations matched to each case by year of delivery...
November 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215527/long-term-trends-in-singleton-preterm-birth-in-south-australia-from-1986-to-2014
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Petra E Verburg, Gus A Dekker, Kamalesh Venugopal, Wendy Scheil, Jan Jaap H M Erwich, Ben W Mol, Claire T Roberts
OBJECTIVE: To describe long-term trends in the prevalence of preterm birth and rates of preterm birth in singleton pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, small for gestational age (SGA), and preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) in South Australia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population study including all singleton live births in the state of South Australia from 1986 to 2014. Long-term trends for preterm birth, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, SGA, preterm PROM as well as stillbirth were assessed using joinpoint regression analyses...
December 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215519/foley-plus-oxytocin-compared-with-oxytocin-for-induction-after-membrane-rupture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Dhanya Mackeen, Danielle E Durie, Monique Lin, Christopher K Huls, Emma Qureshey, Michael J Paglia, Haiyan Sun, Anthony Sciscione
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of a transcervical Foley catheter plus oxytocin infusion compared with oxytocin infusion alone for labor induction and cervical ripening in women 34 weeks of gestation or greater with prelabor rupture of membranes. METHODS: This is a randomized, multicenter trial of women with a live, singleton gestation at 34 weeks of gestation or greater with prelabor rupture of membranes, an unfavorable cervical examination (less than 2 cm or 80% effaced), and no contraindication to labor...
December 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215514/misoprostol-with-foley-bulb-compared-with-misoprostol-alone-for-cervical-ripening-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zainab Al-Ibraheemi, Lois Brustman, Brianne E Bimson, Natalie Porat, Barak Rosenn
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that cervical ripening using a combination of misoprostol and a transcervical Foley bulb leads to delivery within a shorter time compared with misoprostol alone. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was offered to women admitted for cervical ripening. Inclusion criteria were gestational age 37 weeks or greater with intact membranes, singleton fetus, cephalic presentation, and Bishop score 6 or less. Exclusion criteria included, among others, prior uterine surgery, ruptured membranes, and any contraindication to vaginal delivery...
December 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212941/a-novel-sulfolobus-virus-with-an-exceptional-capsid-architecture
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Haina Wang, Zhenqian Guo, Hongli Feng, Yufei Chen, Xiuqiang Chen, Zhimeng Li, Walter Hernández-Ascencio, Xin Dai, Zhenfeng Zhang, Xiaowei Zheng, Marielos Mora-López, Yu Fu, Chuanlun Zhang, Ping Zhu, Li Huang
A novel archaeal virus, denoted Sulfolobus ellipsoid virus 1 (SEV1), was isolated from an acidic hot spring in Costa Rica. The morphologically unique virion of SEV1 contains a protein capsid with 16 regularly spaced striations and an 11-nm-thick envelope. The capsid exhibits an unusual architecture in which the viral DNA, probably in the form of a nucleoprotein filament, wraps around the longitudinal axis of the virion in a plane to form a multilayered disk-like structure with a central hole, and 16 of these structures are stacked to generate a spool-like capsid...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205851/regulated-cell-death-of-lymphoma-cells-after-graded-mitochondrial-damage-is-differentially-affected-by-drugs-targeting-cell-stress-responses
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Tomás Lombardo, Martín Gil Folgar, Luciana Salaverry, Estela Rey-Roldán, Elida M Alvarez, María C Carreras, Laura Kornblihtt, Guillermo A Blanco
Collapse of the mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) is often considered the initiation of regulated cell death (RCD). Carbonyl cyanide 3-chlorophenylhydrazone (CCCP) is an uncoupler of the electron transport chain (ETC) that facilitates the translocation of protons into the mitochondrial matrix leading to the collapse of the MMP. Several cell stress responses such as mitophagy, mitochondrial biogenesis and the ubiquitin proteasome system, may differentially contribute to restrain the initiation of RCD depending on the extent of mitochondrial damage...
December 4, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202146/purls-does-azithromycin-have-a-role-in-cesarean-sections
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Gregory Castelli, Allison Flaherty, Jennie B Jarrett
A 26-year-old G1P0 at 40w1d presents in spontaneous labor and is dilated to 4 cm. The patient reached complete cervical dilation after artificial rupture of membranes and oxytocin augmentation. After 4 hours of pushing, there has been minimal descent of the fetal vertex beyond +1 station with significant caput succedaneum. Her physician decides to proceed with cesarean delivery. What antibiotics should be administered prior to incision to reduce postoperative infection?
December 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200473/effect-of-premature-rupture-of-membranes-on-induction-of-labor-a-historical-cohort-study
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Sven Kehl, Christel Weiss, Ulf Dammer, Friederike Baier, Florian Faschingbauer, Matthias W Beckmann, Marc Sütterlin, Jutta Pretscher
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the influence of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) on the induction of labor. Material and Method: This historical cohort study analyzed 1861 inductions of labor at term using misoprostol which occurred between 2010 and 2015. Exclusion criteria included intrauterine fetal death, previous cesarean section, and fetal structural or chromosomal anomalies. Induction of labor for PROM (PROM group) was compared to induction for other indications (no-PROM group); the primary outcome measure was the cesarean section rate...
November 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197087/vaginal-discharge-concentrations-of-%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-creatinine-and-urea-for-the-diagnosis-of-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Zinatossadat Bouzari, Roza Shahhosseini, Meadeh Mohammadnetaj, Shahnaz Barat, Shahla Yazdani, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic value of vaginal discharge concentrations of β human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG), creatinine, and urea to identify premature rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted between 12 June, 2014, and 11 June, 2015, among 120 women who were admitted to an Iranian hospital at 28-41 weeks of pregnancy. Women with positive pooling and nitrazine test results were assigned to the PROM group (n=60), whereas those with negative test results were assigned to the control group (n=60)...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196154/labour-induction-practices-in-france-a-population-based-declarative-survey-in-94-maternity-units
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P Blanc-Petitjean, M Salomé, C Dupont, C Crenn-Hebert, A Gaudineau, F Perrotte, P Raynal, E Clouqueur, G Beucher, B Carbonne, F Goffinet, C Le Ray
INTRODUCTION: In 2010, 22.7% of deliveries in France were induced. The current lack of high level of evidence data about the methods and indications for induction of labour has promoted heterogeneous and non-recommended practices. The extent of these different practices is not adequately known in France today, although they may influence perinatal outcomes. The objective of this study was to report current practices of induction of labour in France. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study surveyed 94 maternity units in seven perinatal networks...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193454/amniotic-fluid-pentraxins-potential-early-markers-for-identifying-intra-amniotic-inflammatory-complications-in-preterm-pre-labor-rupture-of-membranes
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Ivana Musilova, Ctirad Andrys, Jan Krejsek, Marcela Drahosova, Barbora Zednikova, Lenka Pliskova, Helena Zemlickova, Bo Jacobsson, Marian Kacerovsky
In this study, pentraxin 3 (PTX3), C-reactive protein (CRP), and serum amyloid P component (SAP) concentrations in the amniotic fluid of women with preterm pre-labor rupture of membranes (PPROM) were evaluated based on evidence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC), intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI), and microbial-associated IAI. A total of 149 women with PPROM were included in this study. Amniotic fluid samples were obtained by transabdominal amniocentesis. Amniotic fluid PTX3, SAP, and CRP concentrations were assessed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192221/a-combined-experimental-and-theoretical-investigation-on-cellular-blebbing
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Chao Fang, T H Hui, X Wei, X Shao, Yuan Lin
Although accumulating evidence has demonstrated the important role of membrane blebbing in various cellular processes, the fundamental question of how the initiation/evolution of blebs are influenced by physical factors like membrane-cortex interactions and intracellular pressure remains unclear. Here, we report a combined modeling and experimental study to address this outstanding issue. Specifically, boundary integral method was used to track the motion of membrane (in 3D) during blebbing while possible rupture of the bilayer-cortex adhesion has also been taken into account...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191827/proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-collagen-iii-by-cortisol-in-amnion-fibroblasts
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Yabing Mi, Wangsheng Wang, Jiangwen Lu, Chuyue Zhang, Yawei Wang, Hao Ying, Kang Sun
Rupture of fetal membranes (ROM) can initiate parturition at both term and preterm. Collagen III in the compact layer of the amnion contributes to the tensile strength of fetal membranes. However, the upstream signals triggering collagen III degradation remain mostly elusive. In this study we investigated the role of cortisol regenerated by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1) in collagen III degradation in human amnion fibroblasts with an aim to seek novel targets for the prevention of preterm premature ROM (PPROM)-elicited preterm birth...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188068/32-week-premature-rupture-of-membranes-caused-by-oropharyngeal-microbiota
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Alberto Hidalgo-Chicharro, Raquel Abad-Torreblanca, José María Navarro-Marí, José Gutiérrez-Fernández
Introduction. Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) usually has a multifactorial etiology that is often unknown, although the most frequently reported cause is infection by group B Streptococcus. Therefore, the etiology of PPROM, although probably infectious, remains unknown in most cases. This case describes a PPROM caused by infection from oropharyngeal microbiota. Case presentation. We report the case of a 26-yr-old pregnant woman. The gestational age was 32 weeks+5 days. Examinations in the emergency department revealed the release of clear amniotic fluid and a closed multiparous cervix with a length of 22 mm...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186106/late-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-fetal-membranes-fetal-inflammatory-response-and-neonatal-outcome
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Ivana Musilova, Ctirad Andrys, Marcela Drahosova, Barbora Zednikova, Helena Hornychova, Lenka Pliskova, Helena Zemlickova, Bo Jacobsson, Marian Kacerovsky
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the influence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and/or intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI) on the intensity of the fetal inflammatory response and the association between the presence of the fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS) and short-term neonatal morbidity in the preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) between the gestational ages of 34 and 37 weeks. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-nine women were included in the study...
November 28, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185951/intraamniotic-infection-and-the-term-neonate
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Deborah A Raines, Ashley Wagner, Alexander Salinas
Intraamniotic infection (IAI) may occur when the amniotic membranes are ruptured >18 hours prior to birth. The term neonate is at risk for early onset sepsis. This article describes the pathophysiology of IAI and the role of the mother-baby nurse during the anticipated birth and the ongoing assessment of the neonate.
November 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184407/photodynamic-therapy-by-conjugation-of-cell-penetrating-peptide-with-fluorochrome
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Chul-Kyu Park, Yong Ho Kim, Suhyun Hwangbo, Hoonsung Cho
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising alternative therapy that could be used as an adjunct to chemotherapy and surgery for cancer, and works by destroying tissue with visible light in the presence of a photosensitizer (PS) and oxygen. The PS should restrict tissue destruction only to the tumor and be activated by light of a specific wavelength; both of these properties are required. Arginine-rich peptides, such as cell-penetrating peptides, have membrane-translocating and nuclear-localizing activities, which have led to their application in various drug delivery modalities...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184040/a-term-newborn-with-suspected-sepsis-following-prolonged-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Urs Wilgen, Dominique Garizio, James McGill
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December 2017: Clinical Chemistry
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