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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150304/are-the-estrogenic-hormonal-effects-of-environmental-toxins-affecting-small-intestinal-bacterial-and-microfilaria-overgrowth
#1
Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125715/two-phase-1-open-label-single-dose-randomized-crossover-studies-to-assess-the-pharmacokinetics-safety-and-tolerability-of-orally-administered-granules-of-secnidazole-2-g-in-healthy-female-volunteers-under-different-administration-conditions
#2
Helen S Pentikis, Nikki Adetoro
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in reproductive-age women and a significant risk factor for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy complications. Standard 5- to 7-day antimicrobial treatments for BV are associated with high rates of recurrence and adverse events. SYM-1219 is a novel granule formulation containing 2 g of secnidazole, developed as an oral, single-dose BV treatment. Two phase 1, open-label, single-center, randomized, crossover trials (studies 102 and 103) assessed the pharmacokinetics and safety of SYM-1219 single doses (≥7-day washout between doses) in healthy, nonpregnant women aged 18 to 65 years inclusive...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123444/imaging-findings-of-the-unusual-presentations-associations-and-clinical-mimics-of-acute-appendicitis
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REVIEW
Mustafa Kemal Demir, Yildiray Savas, Yavuz Furuncuoglu, Tarik Cevher, Serdar Demiral, Babek Tabandeh, Melisa Aslan
There are many kinds of unusual presentations or associations and clinical mimics of acute appendicitis, and definitive diagnosis requires knowledge of the imaging findings in some cases. The unusual presentations and associations of acute appendicitis included in this study are perforated appendicitis, acute appendicitis occurring in hernias, acute appendicitis with cystic endosalpingiosis, intussusception of appendix, and acute appendicitis with pregnancy. We also present uncommon gastrointestinal, urinary and gynecologic clinical mimics of acute appendicitis including anomalous congenital band, duplication cysts, giant Meckel's diverticulitis, inflammatory fibroid polyp, renal artery thrombosis, spontaneous urinary extravasation and OHVIRA syndrome...
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093434/supplementation-with-achyrocline-satureioides-inflorescence-extracts-to-pregnant-and-breastfeeding-rats-induces-tissue-specific-changes-in-enzymatic-activity-and-lower-neonatal-survival
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Karla Suzana Moresco, Alexandre Kleber Silveira, Carlos Eduardo Schnorr, Fares Zeidán-Chuliá, Rafael Calixto Bortolin, Leonardo da Silva Bittencourt, Moara Mingori, Luana Heimfarth, Thallita Kelly Rabelo, Maurilio da Silva Morrone, Juliana Poglia Carini, Daniel Pens Gelain, Valquiria Linck Bassani, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira
Achyrocline satureioides (AS, family Asteraceae) is a plant widely used in traditional medicine for stomach, digestive, and gastrointestinal disorders during pregnancy. Studies regarding the indiscriminate use of plant infusions during pregnancy are limited. Recent reports have shown that chronic flavonoid supplementation induces toxicity in vivo and raises the mortality rates of healthy subjects. Therefore, we investigated whether supplementation of pregnant and lactating Wistar rats with two AS inflorescence extracts, consisting of an aqueous (AQ) extract similar to a tea (47 mg·kg(-1)·day) and a hydroethanolic (HA) extract (35 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1)) with a higher flavonoid content, could induce redox-related side effects...
August 29, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091821/are-gastrointestinal-and-sleep-problems-associated-with-behavioral-symptoms-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Xiao-Lei Yang, Shuang Liang, Ming-Yang Zou, Cai-Hong Sun, Pan-Pan Han, Xi-Tao Jiang, Wei Xia, Li-Jie Wu
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suffer from concurrent medical symptoms, including gastrointestinal (GI) and sleeping problems. However, there is limited information on the correlation between co-morbidities and autistic behavioral symptoms. In this study, we estimated the prevalence of GI and sleep problems in Chinese ASD children, examined the impacts of GI and sleep problems on autistic behavioral symptoms, and investigated the factors associated with GI and sleep problems. The survey included 169 ASD and 172 healthy children...
October 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059584/lactoferrin-or-ferrous-salts-for-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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REVIEW
Hatem Abu Hashim, Osama Foda, Essam Ghayaty
This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the efficacy of daily oral bovine lactoferrin versus daily oral ferrous iron preparations for treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy. Searches were conducted on PubMed, ScienceDirect, ClinicalTrials.gov and CENTRAL databases from inception to February 2017 and the bibliographies of retrieved articles were screened. The PRISMA Statement was followed. Published English language randomized trials comparing lactoferrin with oral ferrous iron preparations in pregnant women with iron deficiency anemia were included...
October 4, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029270/does-active-oral-sex-contribute-to-female-infertility
#7
Patrik M Bavoil, Patricia X Marques, Rebecca Brotman, Jacques Ravel
Based on recent, historical, and circumstantial evidence, we present a multifactorial hypothesis that has potential direct implications on the epidemiology and management of chlamydial infection and disease in humans. We propose that (1) like its veterinary relatives, the oculogenital pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis evolved as a commensal organism of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract primarily transmissible via the fecal-oral route; (2) in the modern era, C. trachomatis causes "opportunistic" infection at non-GI sites under conditions driven by improved sanitation/hygiene and reduced fecal-oral transmission; and (3) the rise in the practice of oral sex is contributing to the increased prevalence of C...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022924/listeriosis-in-pregnancy-under-diagnosis-despite-over-treatment
#8
Y Fouks, S Amit, A Many, A Haham, D Mandel, S Shinar
OBJECTIVE: To compare the symptomatology of pregnant women with suspected listeriosis to culture confirmed listeriosis. STUDY DESIGN: All cases of suspected and culture confirmed pregnancy-associated listeriosis from a single center were retrospectively reviewed assessing demographics, clinical, laboratory and pathological findings, and maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes. RESULTS: Listeriosis was identified in seven patients, none of whom belonged to the 117 women with suspected listeriosis...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992797/hydroxychloroquine-desensitization-an-effective-method-to-overcome-hypersensitivity-a-multicenter-experience
#9
Y Tal, R Maoz Segal, P Langevitz, S Kivity, Z Darnizki, N Agmon-Levin
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is widely used to treat autoimmune/rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The immune modulation effects of HCQ have been highlighted as beneficial for maintaining remission of SLE as well as ameliorating skin, joint and other manifestations. Moreover, HCQ exposure for prolonged periods as well as during pregnancy is considered safe, therefore it is recommended for the vast majority of SLE patients. Although HCQ therapy requires follow-up by a specialist, its most common side effects are mild gastrointestinal disturbances, sensitivity to light and skin rashes...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984719/laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-pregnancy-with-acute-appendicitis-single-center-experience-with-world-review
#10
Abudukaiyoumu Maimaiti, Amina Aierkin, KhanMuddassar Mahmood, Shadike Apaer, Yilihamu Maimaiti, Xiaokaiti Yibulayin, Tao Li, Jin-Ming Zhao, Tuerhongjiang Tuxun
OBJECTIVES: This clinical study is aiming to discuss the therapeutic benefit of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) by comparing with conventional open appendectomy (OA) in pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical data of 26 pregnant women who underwent appendectomy from 2012 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. The variables analyzed included baseline information, operation characteristics, maternal complications, and infant health outcomes. The patients were divided in 2 LA and OA groups according to the surgical approach and their clinical characteristics were compared...
October 9, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954525/clinical-relevance-of-gastrointestinal-microbiota-during-pregnancy-a-primer-for-nurses
#11
Seon-Yoon Chung, Jacques Ravel, Mary Regan
Emerging evidence about the human microbiome, a collective term for all the microorganisms living in and on the human body, consistently demonstrates the critical influence it has on host physiology and disease risk. The microbiota in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has the most significant and far-reaching effect on human physiology. The maternal GI microbiota can decrease the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes by modulating energy extraction, glucose metabolism, vitamin production, and host immunity essential for optimal maternal and neonatal health...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948952/efficacy-of-metformin-in-improving-glycaemic-control-perinatal-outcome-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-non-randomized-study
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Neeta Singh, Malti Madhu, Perumal Vanamail, Nisha Malik, Sunesh Kumar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can cause adverse perinatal outcome if not treated. Although insulin therapy has been the main treatment modality over decades but considering its cost and parenteral mode of administration, it does not seem to be appropriate, especially in low-resource settings. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of metformin in GDM and know its efficacy as well as adverse effect on foetus and mother. METHODS: All pregnant women with GDM who were not controlled on medical nutrition therapy and required metformin therapy were included in the study...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937705/interventions-for-treating-genital-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-pregnancy
#13
REVIEW
Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, David Oa Eriksson, Kevin Bengtsson, Göran K Lingman
BACKGROUND: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C.trachomatis) infection may lead to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preterm labour, low birthweight, preterm rupture of membranes, increased perinatal mortality, postpartum endometritis, chlamydial conjunctivitis and C.trachomatis pneumonia.This review supersedes a previous review on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To establish the most efficacious and best-tolerated therapy for treatment of genital chlamydial infection in preventing maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936179/seasonal-variations-in-heart-rate-variability-as-an-indicator-of-stress-in-free-ranging-pregnant-przewalski-s-horses-e-ferus-przewalskii-within-the-hortob%C3%A3-gy-national-park-in-hungary
#14
Friederike Pohlin, Kristin Brabender, Gerhard Fluch, Gabrielle Stalder, Thierry Petit, Chris Walzer
Background: Ecosystems with seasonal fluctuations in climate and food availability present physiological challenges to resident mammals and may cause "stress." The two predominant physiological responses to stressors are (1) the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and (2) the modulation of the autonomic nervous system. To date, the primary indicator for "stress" in wildlife- and zoo animal research are glucocorticoid levels. By measuring the autonomic regulation of cardiac activity, particularly the vagal tone, heart rate variability (HRV) is presently emerging as a suitable indicator of "stress" in farm- and domestic animal research...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930371/polyhydramnios-frequency-of-congenital-anomalies-in-relation-to-the-value-of-the-amniotic-fluid-index
#15
Jakub Kornacki, Magdalena Adamczyk, Przemysław Wirstlein, Maciej Osiński, Ewa Wender-Ożegowska
OBJECTIVES: The aims of our study were to assess the correlation between the amniotic fluid index (AFI) value and the frequency and type of fetal anomalies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The material included 94 patients at the third trimester of pregnancy, 60 with mild polyhydramnios, 19 with moderate one, and 15 with severe one. Polyhydramnios was diagnosed if AFI was > 24 cm. All patients were divided into three groups based on the value of AFI: 1) mild polyhydramnios with AFI between 24...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923465/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes-conceptt-a-multicentre-international-randomised-controlled-trial
#16
Denice S Feig, Lois E Donovan, Rosa Corcoy, Kellie E Murphy, Stephanie A Amiel, Katharine F Hunt, Elizabeth Asztalos, Jon F R Barrett, J Johanna Sanchez, Alberto de Leiva, Moshe Hod, Lois Jovanovic, Erin Keely, Ruth McManus, Eileen K Hutton, Claire L Meek, Zoe A Stewart, Tim Wysocki, Robert O'Brien, Katrina Ruedy, Craig Kollman, George Tomlinson, Helen R Murphy
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are a high-risk population who are recommended to strive for optimal glucose control, but neonatal outcomes attributed to maternal hyperglycaemia remain suboptimal. Our aim was to examine the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) on maternal glucose control and obstetric and neonatal health outcomes. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial, we recruited women aged 18-40 years with type 1 diabetes for a minimum of 12 months who were receiving intensive insulin therapy...
September 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903026/differential-expression-of-genes-in-fetal-brain-as-a-consequence-of-maternal-protein-deficiency-and-nematode-infection
#17
Manjurul Haque, Lisa M Starr, Kristine G Koski, Marilyn E Scott
Maternal dietary protein deficiency and gastrointestinal nematode infection during early pregnancy have negative impacts on both maternal placental gene expression and fetal growth in the mouse. Here we used next-generation RNA sequencing to test our hypothesis that maternal protein deficiency and/or nematode infection also alter the expression of genes in the developing fetal brain. Outbred pregnant CD1 mice were used in a 2×2 design with two levels of dietary protein (24% versus 6%) and two levels of infection (repeated sham versus Heligmosomoides bakeri beginning at gestation day 5)...
September 10, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901214/total-dose-iron-dextran-infusion-versus-oral-iron-for-treating-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
A M Darwish, E E Khalifa, E Rashad, E Farghally
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To test safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of total dose infusion (TDI) of low molecular weight (LMW) iron dextran for treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy in comparison to oral ferrous fumarate. DESIGN: Prospective interventional randomized controlled trial (RCT). Design classification. Canadian Task Force II3. SETTING: Antenatal clinic and causality unit of a tertiary care referral facility and University Hospital...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880927/scf-kit-signaling-induces-endothelin-3-synthesis-and-secretion-thereby-activates-and-regulates-endothelin-b-receptor-for-generating-temporally-and-spatially-precise-nitric-oxide-to-modulate-scf-and-or-kit-expressing-cell-functions
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Lei L Chen, Jing Zhu, Jonathan Schumacher, Chongjuan Wei, Latha Ramdas, Victor G Prieto, Arnie Jimenez, Marco A Velasco, Sheryl R Tripp, Robert H I Andtbacka, Launce Gouw, George M Rodgers, Liansheng Zhang, Benjamin K Chan, Pamela B Cassidy, Robert S Benjamin, Sancy A Leachman, Marsha L Frazier
We demonstrate that SCF-KIT signaling induces synthesis and secretion of endothelin-3 (ET3) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells and melanoma cells in vitro, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, human sun-exposed skin, and myenteric plexus of human colon post-fasting in vivo. This is the first report of a physiological mechanism of ET3 induction. Integrating our finding with supporting data from literature leads us to discover a previously unreported pathway of nitric oxide (NO) generation derived from physiological endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) or neuronal NOS (nNOS) activation (referred to as the KIT-ET3-NO pathway)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868172/unique-liver-disease-of-pregnancy-requiring-anaesthesia-support-a-case-with-severe-hyperemesis-gravidarum
#20
Berrin Günaydın, Aykut Özek, Naciye Türk Özterlemez, Ayca Taş Tuna
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is one of the common unique liver diseases that occurs during pregnancy. Mild cases can be spontaneously resolved in time but severe cases usually require supportive medical treatment to relieve symptoms. Moreover, differential diagnosis may be required in severe cases that manifest with persistent nausea-vomiting, dehydration and weight loss refractory to treatment. Thus, to rule out any gastrointestinal pathology, this case was referred to the outpatient anaesthesia clinic after the first unsuccessful awake endoscopy attempt without sedation...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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