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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644857/beneficial-effects-of-hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-l-flower-aqueous-extract-in-pregnant-rats-with-diabetes
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Luana Alves Freitas Afiune, Thaís Leal-Silva, Yuri Karen Sinzato, Rafaianne Queiroz Moraes-Souza, Thaigra Sousa Soares, Kleber Eduardo Campos, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Emilio Herrera, Débora Cristina Damasceno, Gustavo Tadeu Volpato
PURPOSE: The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower is widely used in Brazilian traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetes and has shown antifertility activity in female Wistar rats. However, there is no scientific confirmation of its effect on diabetes and pregnancy. The aim of this study was evaluate the effect of aqueous extract of H. rosa-sinensis flowers on maternal-fetal outcome in pregnant rats with diabetes. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin (STZ, 40 mg/kg) in virgin, adult, female Wistar rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639717/a-prospective-study-on-transvaginal-ultrasound-of-cervical-length-cl-in-the-first-and-second-trimester-in-a-low-risk-population
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C B Wulff, L Rode, S Rosthøj, E Hoseth, O B Petersen, A Tabor
OBJECTIVES: To assess cervical length (CL) longitudinally in the first and second trimester and to determine the proportion of women with a short CL. Further, to assess if women with a short CL at 19-24 weeks could be identified at the combined first-trimester screening (cFTS) at 11-14 weeks in relation to a potential implementation of CL screening in the Danish population. METHODS: We recruited singleton pregnant women attending the combined first-trimester screening from 1 November 2013 to 1 December 2014 to a longitudinal prospective study at three University Hospitals in Denmark...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638306/effect-of-maternal-obesity-on-maternal-fetal-transfer-of-preoperative-cefazolin-at-cesarean-section
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Stephanie McKenney Groff, Wareef Fallatah, Samuel Yang, Jamie Murphy, Christopher Crutchfield, Mark Marzinke, Joanne Kurtzberg, Carlton K K Lee, Irina Burd, Azadeh Farzin
OBJECTIVES: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends a single dose of antibiotic prophylaxis before all cesarean sections (C/S). This recommendation is based on pharmacokinetic studies that include only non-obese patients. We sought to evaluate 1) cefazolin plasma concentrations among obese and non-obese patients after administration of a 2-g cefazolin dose for prevention of surgical wound infections, and 2) whether cefazolin concentration in fetal circulation may be protective against pathogens that cause early onset neonatal sepsis...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629273/the-association-between-maternal-race-and-adverse-outcomes-in-twin-pregnancies-with-similar-healthcare-access
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Marti D Soffer, Mariam Naqvi, Stephanie Melka, Aren Gottlieb, Julie Romero, Nathan S Fox
OBJECTIVE: To compare twin pregnancy outcomes between white and nonwhite women with similar access to healthcare. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all twin pregnancies delivered by a single maternal-fetal medicine practice from 2005-2016. All patients had private health insurance and equal access to physician care. Outcomes were compared between white and nonwhite women using logistic regression to adjust for differences at baseline. RESULTS: Of the 858 women included, 730 (85...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629248/the-relationship-of-maternal-fetal-attachment-and-depression-with-social-support-in-pregnant-women-referring-to-health-centers-of-tabriz-iran-2016
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Mina Delavari, Mojgan Mirghafurvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of maternal-fetal attachment and depression during pregnancy with social support. METHODS: This cross sectional study was done on 287 primipara women. The data collection tools used included a demographic characteristics questionnaire, Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Social Support Scale. Pearson's correlation test and general linear model were used for data analysis...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629247/obstetric-practice-patterns-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-trisomy-13-or-18
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Marcela C Smid, Cora Mcelwain, Jeffrey A Kuller, Jay Schulkin
PURPOSE: Describe practice patterns among obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) when caring for women with pregnancy complicated by fetal trisomy 13(T13) or 18(T18), and compare these between maternal-fetal-medicine (MFM) and non-MFM providers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an electronic survey using the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists database. Using simple statistics, we describe demographics and practice patterns among respondents, and compare those of MFM practitioners with non-MFM providers...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628915/mir-495-promotes-senescence-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-bmi-1
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Xiujun Li, Yuxian Song, Dan Liu, Jiaojiao Zhao, Jingjing Xu, Jing Ren, Yali Hu, Zhiqun Wang, Yayi Hou, Guangfeng Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in regulating angiogenesis and immune balance. Abnormal proliferation and function of MSCs were reported at maternal fetal interface in patients with pre-eclampsia (PE). Micro-RNA-495 was known to be upregulated in the MSCs derived from patients with PE. However, it is not clear whether the up-regulated miR-495 is related to the pathogenesis of PE. METHODS: We analyzed the expression of miR-495 in MSCs and umbilical cords derived from healthy pregnancies (NC) and PE, then we upregulated or downregulated the expression of miR-495 in MSCs derived from NC and tested the proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion, tube formation and senescence...
June 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627518/the-unique-immunological-and-microbial-aspects-of-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Gil Mor, Paulomi Aldo, Ayesha B Alvero
The comparison of the immunological state of pregnancy to an immunosuppressed host-graft model continues to lead research and clinical practice to ill-defined approaches. This Review discusses recent evidence that supports the idea that immunological responses at the receptive maternal-fetal interface are not simply suppressed but are instead highly dynamic. We discuss the crucial role of trophoblast cells in shaping not only the way in which immune cells respond to the invading blastocyst but also how they collectively react to external stimuli...
June 19, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625307/postcesarean-delivery-analgesia
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REVIEW
Brendan Carvalho, Alexander J Butwick
Effective pain management should be a key priority in women undergoing cesarean delivery. Suboptimal perioperative pain management is associated with chronic pain, greater opioid use, delayed functional recovery, impaired maternal-fetal bonding, and increased postpartum depression. Severe acute postoperative pain is also strongly associated with persistent pain after cesarean delivery. Multimodal analgesia is the core principle for cesarean delivery pain management. The use of neuraxial morphine and opioid-sparing adjuncts such as scheduled nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and acetaminophen is recommended for all women undergoing cesarean delivery with neuraxial anesthesia unless contraindicated...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625035/programming-of-infant-neurodevelopment-by-maternal-obesity-potential-role-of-maternal-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance
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Mira Dewi, Susan E Carlson, Kathleen M Gustafson, Debra K Sullivan, Jo A Wick, Holly R Hull
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recent studies show that maternal obesity is associated with impaired offspring neurodevelopmental outcomes. The mechanism underlying the association is unclear. However, there is evidence to suggest a role for intra-uterine exposure to inflammation and insulin resistance (IR). We aimed to determine if maternal IR and inflammation were associated to fetal neurodevelopment as indicated by fetal heart rate variability (HRV), an index of fetal cardiac autonomic nervous system development...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620542/preconception-consultations-with-maternal-fetal-medicine-for-obese-women-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Charlotte M Page, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Randi H Goldman, Chloe A Zera
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with impaired fertility and pregnancy complications, and preconception weight loss may improve some of these outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) preconception consults for obese women. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review examining 162 consults at an academic medical center from 2008 to 2014. The main outcome measures included consultation content - e...
2017: Fertility Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617430/physician-views-regarding-the-benefits-and-burdens-of-prenatal-surgery-for-myelomeningocele
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R M Antiel, C A Collura, A W Flake, M P Johnson, N E Rintoul, J D Lantos, F A Curlin, J C Tilburt, S D Brown, C Feudtner
OBJECTIVE: Examine how pediatric and obstetrical subspecialists view benefits and burdens of prenatal myelomeningocele (MMC) closure. STUDY DESIGN: Mail survey of 1200 neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and maternal-fetal medicine specialists (MFMs). RESULTS: Of 1176 eligible physicians, 670 (57%) responded. Most respondents disagreed (68%, 11% strongly) that open fetal surgery places an unacceptable burden on women and their families. Most agreed (65%, 10% strongly) that denying the benefits of open maternal-fetal surgery is unfair to the future child...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614956/interventions-for-treating-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rupsa C Boelig, Samantha J Barton, Gabriele Saccone, Anthony J Kelly, Steven J Edwards, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: While nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies, hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form affecting 0.3-1.0% of pregnancies. Although hyperemesis gravidarum is rarely a source of mortality, it is a significant source of morbidity. It is one of the most common indications for hospitalization in pregnancy. Beyond the maternal and fetal consequences of malnutrition, the severity of hyperemesis symptoms causes a major psychosocial burden leading to depression, anxiety, and even pregnancy termination...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614453/dengue-infection-during-pregnancy-and-adverse-maternal-fetal-and-infant-health-outcomes-in-rio-branco-acre-state-brazil-2007-2012
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Helena Albuquerque Catão Feitoza, Sergio Koifman, Rosalina Jorge Koifman, Valéria Saraceni
The effects of dengue infection during pregnancy have not been previously studied in Rio Branco, Acre State, Brazil. The aim of this study was to determine the risks of maternal, fetal, and infant complications resulting from dengue infection during pregnancy. The study compared two cohorts of pregnant women, exposed versus unexposed to dengue virus, from 2007 to 2012. Incidence rates and risk ratios were estimated for maternal, fetal, and infant complications. In the exposed cohort there were 3 fetal deaths and 5 neonatal deaths...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612095/maternal-fetal-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-significantly-associated-with-preterm-birth
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Talya Rosenfeld, Hagit Salem, Gheona Altarescu, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Aharon Tevet, Ruth Birk
PURPOSE: Preterm birth (PTB) is a complex trait with strong genetic background, whose etiology is not fully understood. It was recently suggested that pregnancy duration is affected by fetal genetic variation even more than by the maternal genome. Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is involved in embryonic implantation and fertility. We studied the association between both maternal and neonatal vitamin D receptor (VDR) genetic variation and PTB. METHODS: Maternal and fetal (umbilical cord) DNA was isolated from Jewish Israeli idiopathic preterm newborns (24-36 weeks, n = 146) and control term newborns (>37 weeks, n = 229)...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609805/syphilis-in-pregnancy-and-congenital-syphilis-reality-in-a-portuguese-central-university-hospital
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Magda Magalhães, Lígia Basto, Ana Luísa Areia, Sofia Franco, Maria Eugénia Malheiro, Maria Eulália Afonso, Paulo Moura
Purpose To evaluate maternal-fetal surveillance and follow-up of infants at risk for congenital syphilis (CS). Methods Retrospective cohort study in a Portuguese Tertiary Referral Hospital. The main inclusion criterion was a positive syphilis serology. The study included all pregnant women that delivered in our hospital between January 2004 and December 2013. The neonates were classified according to their probability of infection based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Results Among the 27 pregnancies at risk for CS, 48...
June 13, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609762/increased-toll-like-receptor-myeloid-differentiation-factor-88-expression-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface-is-associated-with-spontaneous-abortion
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Mengzhou He, Yuan Zhou, Min Jiang, Fanfan Li, Meitao Yang, Yao Fan, Dongrui Deng
AIMS: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) form a group of pattern recognition receptors that play a major role in maintaining innate host immunity. Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) is an adaptor molecule that is essential for signaling via the TLR family. To analyze the mechanism of the imbalance in the innate immune system mediated by TLRs-MyD88 in spontaneous abortion, we detected the expression of TLR-2, TLR-4, TLR-7, and MyD88 in placentae and deciduas. METHODS: The expression of TLR-2, TLR-4, TLR-7, and MyD88 in the placentae and deciduas of abortion-prone mice (n = 10) and normal pregnant mice (n = 10) were analyzed by immunochemistry, western blot, and real-time polymerase chain reaction...
June 14, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600043/placenta-associated-pregnancy-complications-in-pregnancies-complicated-with-placenta-previa
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Yael Baumfeld, Reli Herskovitz, Zehavi Bar Niv, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Adi Y Weintraub
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to examine the hypothesis that pregnancies complicated with placenta previa have an increased risk of placental insufficiency associated pregnancy complications (IUGR, preeclampsia, placental abruption and perinatal mortality). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included all deliveries that occurred at Soroka University Medical Center (Beer Sheva, Israel) between January 1998 and December 2013. Of them 1,249 were complicated by placenta previa and represented our study group...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599894/impact-of-aspirin-on-fetal-growth-in-diabetic-pregnancies-according-to-white-classification
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Katlynn Adkins, Amanda A Allshouse, Torri D Metz, Kent D Heyborne
OBJECTIVE: Current United States Preventative Services Task Force and other guidelines recommend low-dose aspirin for all pregnant women with pre-gestational diabetes mellitus to prevent preeclampsia and small for gestational age birth. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units High-Risk Aspirin trial did not show a reduction in either preeclampsia or small for gestational age birth in diabetic women. Our objective was to reassess the impact of aspirin on fetal growth in diabetic pregnancies overall and according to White classification...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598915/anesthetic-and-obstetric-management-of-syringomyelia-during-labor-and-delivery-a-case-series-and-systematic-review
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Gráinne Patricia Garvey, Vibhangini S Wasade, Kellie E Murphy, Mrinalini Balki
BACKGROUND: Syringomyelia is a rare, slowly progressive neurological condition characterized by the presence of a syrinx within the spinal cord. Consensus regarding the safest mode of delivery and anesthetic management in patients with syringomyelia remains controversial and presents management dilemmas. This study reviews the cases of syringomyelia at our institution and provides a systematic review of the literature to guide decisions regarding labor and delivery management. METHODS: A retrospective review of cases at our hospital from 2002 to 2014 and a systematic review of the literature from 1946 to 2014 were undertaken...
June 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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