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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441168/a-review-of-caffeine-use-as-a-risk-or-protective-factor-for-women-s-health-and-pregnancy
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Amy Peacock, Richard P Mattick, Raimondo Bruno
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a narrative synthesis of recently published studies on caffeine use as a risk or protective factor for health outcomes, with a focus on women's health and pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Based on predominantly observational studies, moderate caffeine intake has been shown to be a protective factor for liver cancer, certain bowel conditions, colorectal cancer, skin cancer, and regular menstrual cycle function. However, heavy consumption is a risk factor for osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, and poorer birth and child developmental outcomes...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440316/modest-and-severe-maternal-iron-deficiency-in-pregnancy-are-associated-with-fetal-anaemia-and-organ-specific-hypoxia-in-rats
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Andrew G Woodman, Alison S Care, Yael Mansour, Stephana J Cherak, Sareh Panahi, Ferrante S Gragasin, Stephane L Bourque
Prenatal iron-deficiency (ID) is known to alter fetal developmental trajectories, which predisposes the offspring to chronic disease in later life, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we sought to determine whether varying degrees of maternal anaemia could induce organ-specific patterns of hypoxia in the fetuses. Pregnant female Sprague Dawley rats were fed iron-restricted or iron-replete diets to induce a state of moderate (M-ID) or severe ID (S-ID) alongside respective controls. Ultrasound biomicroscopy was performed on gestational day (GD)20 to assess uterine and umbilical artery blood flow patterns...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437474/improvement-of-a-tissue-maceration-technique-for-the-determination-of-placental-involvement-in-schistosomiasis
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Martha Charlotte Holtfreter, Heinrich Neubauer, Tanja Groten, Hosny El-Adawy, Jana Pastuschek, Joachim Richter, Dieter Häussinger, Mathias Wilhelm Pletz, Benjamin Thomas Schleenvoigt
Schistosomiasis in pregnancy may cause low birth weight, prematurity and stillbirth of the offspring. The placenta of pregnant women might be involved when schistosome ova are trapped in placental tissue. Standard histopathological methods only allow the examination of a limited amount of placental tissue and are therefore not sufficiently sensitive. Thus, placental schistosomiasis remains underdiagnosed and its role in contributing to schistosomiasis-associated pregnancy outcomes remains unclear. Here we investigated an advanced maceration method in order to recover a maximum number of schistosome ova from the placenta...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437442/relationship-between-early-onset-severe-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-and-higher-risk-of-meconium-stained-fluid
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Maria C Estiú, Maria A Frailuna, Carla Otero, Marcela Dericco, Catherine Williamson, Jose J G Marin, Rocio I R Macias
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the commonest gestational liver disease. The risk of adverse fetal outcome has been associated with the severity of maternal hypercholanemia after diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there is a relationship between the severity and timing of onset of hypercholanemia and the risk of meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) and adverse neonatal events. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 382 pregnancies complicated by ICP managed at a referral hospital in Buenos Aires (Argentina) between June 2009 and December 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437037/use-of-fondaparinux-for-thromboprophylaxis-in-an-unfractionated-heparin-intolerant-pregnant-woman-with-thrombotic-predisposition
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Shoji Haruta, Kana Maruta, Yoshiyuki Nakajima, Naoki Masaoka
A 34-year-old primigravida who had undergone thrombectomy for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in her leg and exhibited low protein S activity, indicating predisposition to thrombosis, developed DVT of the leg. No pulmonary embolism was detected. After anticoagulant therapy with unfractionated heparin was discontinued because of liver dysfunction, danaparoid treatment was administered in hospital. The patient had a normal delivery after 39 weeks' gestation with no recurrence of thrombosis. During her second pregnancy four years later, she gave herself fondaparinux injections...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434276/exposure-to-mobile-phone-900-1800%C3%A2-mhz-during-pregnancy-tissue-oxidative-stress-after-childbirth
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Mohammad Hossein Bahreyni Toossi, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Maryam Mohammad Mahdizadeh Feyzabadi, Mahmoud Hosseini, Mahdiyeh Hedayati, Razieh Mosallanejad, Farimah Beheshti, Zeynab Alizadeh Rahvar
BACKGROUND: The present study has investigated the effects of mobile phone (900-1800 MHz)-induced electromagnetic radiation on redox status in the heart, liver, kidney, cerebellum, and hippocampus of dams and the offspring mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant Balb/C were divided into two groups including the control and the experimental group. The experimental group was exposed to mobile phone (900-1800 MHz), during pregnancy (2 h/d for 20 d). The dams and the offspring of both groups were sacrificed and tissues of interest were harvested immediately after delivery...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434090/a-best-practice-position-statement-on-the-role-of-the-nephrologist-in-the-prevention-and-follow-up-of-preeclampsia-the-italian-study-group-on-kidney-and-pregnancy
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Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Santina Castellino, Giuseppe Gernone, Domenico Santoro, Gabriella Moroni, Donatella Spotti, Franca Giacchino, Rossella Attini, Monica Limardo, Stefania Maxia, Antioco Fois, Linda Gammaro, Tullia Todros
Preeclampsia (PE) is a protean syndrome causing a transitory kidney disease, characterised by hypertension and proteinuria, ultimately reversible after delivery. Its prevalence is variously estimated, from 3 to 5% to 10% if all the related disorders, including also pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and HELLP syndrome (haemolysis, increase in liver enzyme, low platelets) are included. Both nephrologists and obstetricians are involved in the management of the disease, according to different protocols, and the clinical management, as well as the role for each specialty, differs worldwide...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433734/prospective-association-of-fetal-liver-blood-flow-at-30-weeks-gestation-with-newborn-adiposity
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Satoru Ikenoue, Feizal Waffarn, Masanao Ohashi, Kaeko Sumiyoshi, Chigusa Ikenoue, Claudia Buss, Daniel L Gillen, Hyagriv N Simhan, Sonja Entringer, Pathik D Wadhwa
BACKGROUND: The production of variation in adipose tissue accretion represents a key fetal adaptation to energy substrate availability during gestation. Because umbilical venous blood transports nutrient substrate from the maternal to the fetal compartment, and the fetal liver is the primary organ where nutrient inter-conversion occurs, it has been proposed that variations in the relative distribution of umbilical venous blood flow shunting either through ductus venosus or perfusing the fetal liver represents a mechanism underlying this adaptation...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425250/retrospective-analysis-of-maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomesof-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-at-gazi-university
#9
Berrin Günaydin, Merih Bayram, Melis Altuğ, Semra Cevher, Nuray Bozkurt
BACKGROUND/AIM: Maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes in parturients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) have been retrospectively documented. We aimed to present pregnancy outcomes of parturients with ICP who underwent delivery. The study was conducted during a 1-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After ethics committee approval, data from 1 January to 31 December 2015 were collected to identify parturients with ICP. RESULTS: Ten out of 37 patients underwent normal spontaneous vaginal delivery (NSVD), and the remaining 27 parturients underwent cesarean section (CS)...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420650/changes-in-lxr-signaling-influence-early-pregnancy-lipogenesis-and-protect-against-dysregulated-fetoplacental-lipid-homeostasis
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Vanya Nikolova, Georgia Papacleovoulou, Elena Bellafante, Luiza Borges Manna, Eugene Jansen, Silvère Baron, Shadi Abu-Hayyeh, Malcolm G Parker, Catherine Williamson
Human pregnancy is associated with enhanced de novo lipogenesis in the early stages followed by hyperlipidemia during advanced gestation. Liver X receptors (LXRs) are oxysterol-activated nuclear receptors which stimulate de novo lipogenesis and also promote the efflux of cholesterol from extrahepatic tissues followed by its transport back to the liver for biliary excretion. Although LXR is recognized as a master regulator of triglyceride and cholesterol homeostasis it is unknown whether it facilitates the gestational adaptations in lipid metabolism...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413835/mirna-signatures-can-predict-acute-liver-failure-in-hepatitis-e-infected-pregnant-females
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Nirupma Trehanpati, Rashi Sehgal, Sharda Patra, Ashish Vyas, Madavan Vasudevan, Ritu Khosla, Arshi Khanam, Guresh Kumar, Rakhi Maiwall, Gayatri Ramakrishna, Shyam Kottilil, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Acute viral hepatitis E (AVH-E) can often result in acute liver failure (ALF) during pregnancy. microRNAs serve as mediators in drug induced liver failure. We investigated their role as a biomarker in predicting ALF due to HEV (ALF-E). METHODS: We performed next generation sequencing and subsequent validation studies in PBMCs of pregnant (P) self limiting AVH-E, ALF due to HEV (ALF-E) and compared with AVH-E in non-pregnant (NP) females and healthy controls...
April 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399088/-the-forensic-medical-evaluation-of-traumatic-and-spontaneous-ruptures-of-the-organs-affected-by-the-tumours
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Yu I Pigolkin, O V Dolzhansky, E M Pal'tseva, M A Shilova, D N Fedorov, S E Boeva
The present article was designed to report the results of the analysis of the cases of traumatic and spontaneous ruptures of the organs affected by the tumours based on the original observations and the literature data. It is shown that the probability of the tumour rupture depends on its histological type, localization, the size, and the distance from the capsule of the affected organ, the degree of involvement of the major blood vessels, the severity of the necrotic changes, the presence of cysts in the neoplasm, and the regimens of radio- and chemotherapy...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397655/-liver-failure-in-neonatal-children-is-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Heidi Smedegaard, Vibeke Brix Christensen, Morten Hanefeld Dziegiel, Marianne Hørby Jørgensen
This case report presents a newborn boy with hypoglycaemia, anaemia, jaundice and severe coagulopathy during the first day of his life, imitating sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. One week after the birth he was diagnosed with acute liver failure due to gestational alloimmune liver disease (GALD). Despite the fact that GALD is rare, it must be suspected in all unexplained stillborn children and infants with severe liver disease. If diagnosed, it is possible to prevent death and severe liver failure in future newborns by treating the affected women with immunoglobulin during pregnancy...
March 27, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395793/visceral-aneurysms-old-paradigms-new-insights
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M J E van Rijn, S Ten Raa, J M Hendriks, H J M Verhagen
True visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) are a rare entity with an incidence of 0.01-2%. The risk of rupture varies amongst the different types of VAAs and is higher for pseudo aneurysms compared with true aneurysms. Size, growth, symptoms, underlying disease, pregnancy and liver transplantation have all been associated with increased risk of rupture. Mortality rates after rupture are around 25%. The splenic artery is most commonly affected and the etiology is predominantly atherosclerosis. Open repair can be done by simple ligation or reconstruction of the artery, while endovascular options include embolization or using a stent graft...
February 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395584/pyogenic-liver-abscess-with-atypical-microbiology-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
#15
Yaniv Zipori, Howard Berger, Errol Colak, Michael Geary
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April 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393002/hellp-syndrome-in-a-pregnant-patient-with-gitelman-syndrome
#16
Minhyeok Lee, Dong-Il Kim, Kyung-Ho Lee, Jun-Hyun Byun, Jiyong Hwang, Won-Min Hwang, Sung-Ro Yun, Se-Hee Yoon
Gitelman syndrome is characterized by hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypocalciuria, and hypomagnesemia. The clinical course of Gitelman syndrome in pregnant women remains unclear, but it is thought to be benign. We report here the first Korean case of atypical eclampsia in a 31-year-old who was diagnosed with Gitelman syndrome incidentally during an antenatal screening test. The patient did well during pregnancy despite significant hypokalemia. At 33 weeks' gestation, the patient exhibited eclampsia, hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, and renal insufficiency without significant hypertension or proteinuria...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388879/high-sero-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infections-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinic-at-temeke-municipal-health-facilities-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Joel Manyahi, Yohannes Msigwa, Francis Mhimbira, Mtebe Majigo
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in pregnancy is associated with direct effect of pregnancy and potential viral transmission from mother to newborn. In Tanzania very little in known on prevalence of HBV infection and their associated factors among pregnant women in lower health facilities. The main objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of HBsAg, HIV and HBV-HIV co-infection among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Dar es Salaam...
April 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383757/prenatal-and-adult-androgen-activities-in-alcohol-dependence
#18
B Lenz, C Mühle, B Braun, C Weinland, P Bouna-Pyrrou, J Behrens, S Kubis, K Mikolaiczik, M-R Muschler, S Saigali, M Sibach, P Tanovska, S E Huber, U Hoppe, A Eichler, H Heinrich, G H Moll, A Engel, T W Goecke, M W Beckmann, P A Fasching, C P Müller, J Kornhuber
OBJECTIVE: Alcohol dependence is more prevalent in men than in women. The evidence for how prenatal and adult androgens influence alcohol dependence is limited. We investigated the effects of prenatal and adult androgen activity on alcohol dependence. Moreover, we studied how the behaviours of pregnant women affect their children's prenatal androgen load. METHOD: We quantified prenatal androgen markers (e.g., second-to-fourth finger length ratio [2D : 4D]) and blood androgens in 200 early-abstinent alcohol-dependent in-patients and 240 controls (2013-2015, including a 12-month follow-up)...
April 6, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380577/the-effect-of-follicular-wave-on-fertility-characteristics-in-beef-cattle
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A M Muth-Spurlock, J A Dix, M P T Coleson, C G Hart, C O Lemley, T M Schulmeister, G C Lamb, J E Larson
The objectives of this experiment were to determine the effects of follicular wave (first or second) on diameter of the dominant follicle, concentrations of progesterone and estradiol and the hepatic enzymes that inactivate them, thickness of the endometrium, and pregnancy rates to AI. Beef heifers ( = 101) and cows ( = 106) were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatments: insemination to the first follicular wave (FFW) or insemination to the second follicular wave (SFW). Estrous cycles of females were synchronized to ensure appropriate timing for the treatments...
February 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379294/colony-stimulating-factor-2-acts-from-days-5-to-7-of-development-to-modify-programming-of-the-bovine-conceptus-at-day-86-of-gestation
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L G Siqueira, P Tribulo, Z Chen, A C Denicol, M S Ortega, V M Negrón-Pérez, J Kannampuzha-Francis, K G Pohler, R M Rivera, P J Hansen
Colony-stimulating factor 2 (CSF2) is an embryokine that improves competence of the embryo to establish pregnancy and which may participate in developmental programming. We tested whether culture of bovine embryos with CSF2 alters fetal development and alleviates abnormalities associated with in vitro production (IVP) of embryos. Pregnancies were established by artificial insemination (AI), transfer of an IVP embryo (IVP) or transfer of an IVP embryo treated with 10 ng/ml CSF2 from day 5 to 7 of development (CSF2)...
March 31, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
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