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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920568/pregnant-women-of-south-asian-ethnicity-in-canada-have-substantially-lower-vitamin-b12-status-compared-with-pregnant-women-of-european-ethnicity
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Theresa H Schroder, Graham Sinclair, Andre Mattman, Benjamin Jung, Susan I Barr, Hilary D Vallance, Yvonne Lamers
Maternal vitamin B12 (B12) status has been inversely associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and positively with fetal growth and infant development. South Asians, Canada's largest ethnic minority, are prone to B12 deficiency. Yet, data are lacking on B12 status in South Asian pregnant women in North America. We sought to determine B12 status, using multiple biomarkers, in 1st and 2nd trimester pregnant women of South Asian and, for comparison, European ethnicity living in Vancouver, Canada. In this retrospective cohort study, total B12, holotranscobalamin (holoTC), methylmalonic acid (MMA), and total homocysteine concentrations were quantified in two routinely collected (mean gestational week: 11·5 (range 8·3-13·9) and 16·5 (range 14·9-20·9)), banked serum samples of 748 healthy pregnant South Asian (n 371) and European (n 377) women...
September 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918753/neonatal-intestinal-obstruction-associated-with-situs-inversus-totalis-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#2
Rahul Gupta, Varsha Soni, Prakash Devidas Valse, Ram Babu Goyal, Arun Kumar Gupta, Praveen Mathur
BACKGROUND: The association of neonatal intestinal obstruction with situs inversus totalis is extremely rare with only few cases reported in the literature to date. This association poses dilemmas in management. We present two such cases (of Indian origin), and briefly discuss the pertinent literature and measures to prevent unfavorable outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: a 1-month-old preterm (1300 g) male neonate belonging to Hindu (Indian) ethnicity presented with recurrent bile-stained vomiting, non-passage of stools and epigastric fullness...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918404/combined-caesarean-with-splenectomy-in-pregnancy-with-portal-hypertension-defining-plausibility
#3
Manjunath Maruti Pol, Latika Uniyal Chawla, Yashwant Singh Rathore, Ritesh Goel
24-year-old woman at 28 weeks gestation was referred from peripheral hospital with diagnosis of pregnancy with portal hypertension. She had received multiple transfusion for pancytopaenia in the past and had undergone endoscopic sclerotherapy for oesophageal varices. Initially, she was admitted in our hospital at 28 weeks gestation for blood transfusion and was evaluated by multispecialty team of doctors. She was advised splenectomy for transfusion-dependent pancytopaenia secondary to hypersplenism in non-cirrhotic portal hypertension...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916575/effects-of-probiotics-on-necrotizing-enterocolitis-sepsis-intraventricular-hemorrhage-mortality-length-of-hospital-stay-and-weight-gain-in-very-preterm-infants-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jing Sun, Gayatri Marwah, Matthew Westgarth, Nicholas Buys, David Ellwood, Peter H Gray
Probiotics are increasingly used as a supplement to prevent adverse health outcomes in preterm infants. We conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and subgroup analysis of findings from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the magnitude of the effect of the probiotics on health outcomes among very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants. Relevant articles from January 2003 to June 2017 were selected from a broad range of databases, including Medline, PubMed, Scopus, and Embase. Studies were included if they used an RCT design, involved a VLBW infant (birthweight <1500 g or gestational age <32 wk) population, included a probiotic intervention group, measured necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) as a primary outcome, and measured sepsis, mortality, length of hospital stay, weight gain, and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) as additional outcomes...
September 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916332/assessing-the-use-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-the-united-states-by-non-united-states-residents
#5
Aaron D Levine, Sheree L Boulet, Roberta M Berry, Denise J Jamieson, Hillary B Alberta-Sherer, Dmitry M Kissin
OBJECTIVE: To study cross-border reproductive care (CBRC) by assessing the frequency and nature of assisted reproductive technology (ART) care that non-U.S. residents receive in the United States. DESIGN: Retrospective study of ART cycles reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National ART Surveillance System (NASS) from 2006 to 2013. SETTING: Private and academic ART clinics. PATIENT(S): Patients who participated in ART cycles in the United States from 2006 to 2013...
August 31, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915802/determinants-of-pre-eclampsia-eclampsia-among-women-attending-delivery-services-in-selected-public-hospitals-of-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
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Teklit Grum, Abiy Seifu, Mebrahtu Abay, Teklit Angesom, Lidiya Tsegay
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific hypertensive disorder usually occurs after 20 weeks of gestation. It is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Ethiopia, the major direct obstetric complications including pre-eclampsia/eclampsia account for 85% of the maternal deaths. Unlike deaths due to other direct causes, pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia related deaths appear to be increasing and linked to multiple factors, making prevention of the disease a continuous challenge...
September 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913555/outcome-of-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-diagnosed-prenatally
#7
Bérengère Francois, Fréderic Gottrand, Alain Lachaux, Corinne Boyer, Bernard Benoit, Stéphanie De Smet
We analyzed the characteristics of the population with congenital portosystemic shunt diagnosed during the antenatal period and the organization of their perinatal care. This multicentric retrospective study included all the patients with a prenatal diagnosis of congenital portosystemic shunt. Between 1999 and 2015, 12 patients were included. Prenatal diagnosis was done at a median 26.5 weeks of gestation (21-34). All the patients presented intrahepatic CPSS, three of them had associated congenital cardiopathy, and one a Bannayan-Zonana syndrome...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911831/prenatal-and-postnatal-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-pbde-exposure-and-measures-of-inattention-and-impulsivity-in-children
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Ann M Vuong, Kimberly Yolton, Kendra L Poston, Changchun Xie, Glenys M Webster, Andreas Sjödin, Joseph M Braun, Kim N Dietrich, Bruce P Lanphear, Aimin Chen
Exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) during fetal development may be associated with deficits in attention and impulse control. However, studies examining postnatal PBDE exposures and inattention and impulsivity have been inconsistent. Using data from 214 children in the Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study, a prospective pregnancy and birth cohort with enrollment from 2003 to 2006 in the Greater Cincinnati Area, we investigated the relationship of both prenatal and postnatal PBDE exposures with attention and impulse control...
September 11, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904112/modeling-the-impact-of-nutrition-interventions-on-birth-outcomes-in-the-lives-saved-tool-list
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REVIEW
Rebecca Heidkamp, Adrienne Clermont, Erica Phillips
Background: Negative birth outcomes [small-for-gestational age (SGA) and preterm birth (PTB)] are common in low- and middle-income countries and have important subsequent health and developmental impacts on children. There are numerous nutritional and non-nutritional interventions that can decrease the risk of negative birth outcomes and reduce subsequent risk of mortality and growth faltering.Objective: The objective of this article was to review the current evidence for the impact of nutritional interventions in pregnancy [calcium supplementation, iron and folic acid supplementation, multiple micronutrient (MMN) supplementation, and balanced energy supplementation (BES)] and risk factors (maternal anemia) on birth outcomes, with the specific goal of determining which intervention-outcome linkages should be included in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) software...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901544/effect-of-obesity-on-neonatal-hypoglycaemia-in-mothers-with-gestational-diabetes-a-comparative-study
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Katherine Collins, Raoul Oehmen, Shailender Mehta
BACKGROUND: Rates of pre-gestational obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are increasing in Australia. While both are established risk factors for neonatal hypoglycaemia, the additive effect of both risks on neonatal hypoglycaemia is not well understood. AIMS: To determine the influence of obesity on neonatal hypoglycaemia among infants born to GDM mothers. The authors hypothesise the presence of a greater frequency and severity of neonatal hypoglycaemia in infants born to obese GDM women...
September 13, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898316/-risk-factors-and-biochemical-markers-in-metabolic-bone-disease-of-premature-newborns
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Alicia Montaner Ramón, Cristina Fernández Espuelas, Pilar Calmarza Calmarza, Segundo Rite Gracia, María Jesús Oliván Del Cacho
BACKGROUND: Metabolic bone disease (MBD) of prematurity is a complication of multifactorial aetiology, which has been increasing, due to progressive decrease in mortality of preterm newborns. The aim of the study was to analyze risk factors of severe MBD and its analytical markers. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective study involving preterm infants less than 32 weeks gestational age and/or weight less tan 1,500 g born between january 2012 and december 2014. Comparison was made according to the presence of severe MBD...
2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893384/influence-of-socioeconomic-context-on-the-rehospitalization-rates-of-infants-born-preterm
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Olivia Laugier, Patricia Garcia, Mohamed Boucékine, Alexandre Daguzan, Sophie Tardieu, Roland Sambuc, Farid Boubred
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of social inequalities on the risk of rehospitalization in the first year after discharge from the neonatal unit in a population of preterm-born children. STUDY DESIGN: Preterm infants were included if they were born between 2006 and 2013 at ≤32 + 6 weeks of gestation and who received follow-up in a French regional medical network with a high level of healthcare. Socioeconomic context was estimated using a neighborhood-based socioeconomic deprivation index...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893306/monitored-supplementation-of-vitamin-d-in-preterm-infants-mosvid-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Alicja Kołodziejczyk, Maria K Borszewska-Kornacka, Joanna Seliga-Siwecka
BACKGROUND: The pivotal role of vitamin D (vit D) in skeletal health is well known. Neonatal vit D storage at birth is dependent on maternal levels, and newborns receive 50-70% of their mother's 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]. Deficiency of vit D can lead to prematurity bone disease, with an incidence of up to 55% in infants weighing < 1000 g. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of monitored supplementation of vit D in a population of preterm infants. METHODS/DESIGN: Preterm infants born at 24-32 weeks of gestation will be recruited within the first 7 days of life...
September 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892921/a-rare-case-of-genital-malformation-with-omphalocele-exstrophy-of-bladder-imperforate-anus-and-spinal-defect-complex-autopsy-findings
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K Mamatha, B R Yelikar, Varsha R Deshpande, B S Disha
Omphalocele, Exstrophy of cloaca, Imperforate anus and Spinal defects (OEIS) is a severe manifestation of exstrophy-epispadias sequence with a combination of defects including OEIS. It results from improper closure of anterior abdominal wall and defective development of cloaca and urogenital septum due to defect in blastogenesis during the 4(th) week of gestation. Identification of this complex is important through foetal autopsy as this condition can recur in siblings. Prenatal diagnosis also helps to prevent foetal death with appropriate management in the less severe cases...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892210/myoma-and-myomectomy-poor-evidence-concern-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Giusi Natalia Milazzo, Angelica Catalano, Valentina Badia, Maddalena Mallozzi, Donatella Caserta
AIM: Summarize the results of the many, but often underpowered, studies on pregnancy complicated by myoma or myomectomy. METHODS: Survey of the electronic PubMed database for the last two decades was conducted. We selected reviews, meta-analyses, case series, case reports, clinical studies only with statistical analysis, and guidelines from scientific societies. RESULTS: Delaying childbearing leads to an increased incidence of pregnancy complicated by fibroids or previous myomectomy...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891361/risk-factors-and-complications-of-manual-placental-removal-after-vaginal-delivery-how-common-are-additional-invasive-procedures
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Matan Anteby, Ariel Many, Eran Ashwal, Yariv Yogev, Shiri Shinar
PURPOSE: To assess risk factors and complications of manual placental removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An historical prospective study of all parturients undergoing manual placental removal between 2012-2014. Parturients were matched by time of delivery with parturients delivering vaginally with spontaneous placental separation. Multiple gestations, preterm deliveries, incomplete placental separation and uterine malformations were excluded. Delivery characteristics and short term complications were studied...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889785/validation-of-fetal-medicine-foundation-algorithm-for-prediction-of-preeclampsia-in-the-first-trimester-in-an-unselected-brazilian-population
#17
Guilherme Antonio Rago Lobo, Paulo Martin Nowak, Ana Paula Panigassi, Angélia Iara Felipe Lima, Edward Araujo Júnior, Luciano Marcondes Machado Nardozza, David Baptista Silva Pares
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive performance of the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) algorithm for prediction of preeclampsia (PE) between 11 and 14 weeks of gestation in an unselected Brazilian population. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study with 617 singleton pregnancies of unselected risk. Biophysical markers (mean pulsatility index, mean arterial pressure) and biochemical markers (placental growth factor (PLGF) and PAPP-A) were inserted into the FMF software and converted into multiples of the median (MoM)...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888583/fda-warning-on-anesthesia-and-brain-development-implications-for-obstetric-and-fetal-surgery
#18
Olutoyin A Olutoye, Byron Wycke Baker, Michael A Belfort, Oluyinka O Olutoye
There has been growing concern about the detrimental effects of certain anesthetic agents on the developing brain. Preclinical studies in small animal models as well as non-human primates, have suggested loss or death of brain cells and consequent impaired neurocognitive function following anesthetic exposure in neonates and late gestation fetuses. Human studies in this area are limited and currently inconclusive. On December 14, 2016, the United States Food and Drug administration (FDA) issued a warning regarding impaired brain development in children following exposure to certain anesthetic agents used for general anesthesia, namely the inhalational anesthetics isoflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane, and the intravenous agents, Propofol and midazolam, in the third trimester of pregnancy...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887607/respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-infants-and-risk-of-epilepsy-in-a-danish-cohort
#19
Sandra Kruchov Thygesen, Morten Olsen, Lars Pedersen, Victor W Henderson, John Rosendahl Østergaard, Henrik Toft Sørensen
Infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) may be complicated by intracerebral hemorrhage, a known trigger of epilepsy. However, few data exist on long term epilepsy risk following IRDS. We therefore examined the association between IRDS in preterm infants and childhood epilepsy. We conducted a population-based cohort study using individual-level data linkage among nationwide registries. All infants born at 32-36 weeks of gestation in 1978-2009 were identified in the Medical Birth Registry. We identified children with IRDS and those with epilepsy using the Danish National Patient Registry...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886825/exercise-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Vanessa H Gregg, James E Ferguson
Routine exercise should be recommended to healthy pregnant women after consultation with an obstetric provider. Even pregnant women who have not been exercising regularly can gradually increase their exercise during pregnancy. Regular exercise during pregnancy promotes overall wellness and helps maintain appropriate gestational weight gain and appropriate fetal weight gain. Exercise in pregnancy may also reduce hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes, and may be associated with shorter first stage of labor and decreased risk for cesarean section...
October 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
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