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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904309/robot-assisted-abdominal-cerclage-during-pregnancy
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Burak Zeybek, Amanda Hill, Gulden Menderes, Mostafa A Borahay, Masoud Azodi, Gokhan Sami Kilic
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cervical insufficiency is a difficult condition to diagnose and can lead to preterm birth, miscarriage, or perinatal infant morbidity and mortality. We conducted this retrospective case study and literature review to evaluate the safety and efficacy of robot-assisted abdominal cerclage during pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a case series and a systematic review that included patients who underwent robot-assisted abdominal cerclage during pregnancy from January 2010 through March 2016...
October 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900886/premature-and-multiple-births-in-ivf-are-associated-with-pretreatment-circulating-lh-hcg-receptor-concentration
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Anne Chambers, Craig Fairbairn, Marco Gaudoin, Walter Mills, Subhasis Banerjee
The luteinizing hormone (LH) and pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), share a common receptor: LH/hCG-R or LHCGR. In this prospective study involving 290 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer, we have examined whether pretreatment circulating LHCGR (sLHCGR) influences the course of pregnancy and perinatal outcome after embryo transfer. The blood samples were collected before the fertility treatment began and sLHCGR concentrations were measured using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test...
November 30, 2016: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896257/a-case-of-spontaneous-hemoperitoneum-by-uterine-vessel-rupture-in-pregnancy
#3
Jeong Hui Jang, Kyu-Sang Kyeong, Seolmin Lee, Seung-Hwa Hong, Ilwoon Ji, Eun-Hwan Jeong
A 27-year-old pregnant woman, para 1, was transferred to our hospital at 29+3 weeks of gestation complaining of abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with hemoperitoneum based on ultrasonography. An emergency laparotomy was performed, and the bleeding was confirmed to be caused by ruptured surface blood vessels on the uterine fundus. Hemostasis with compression was successfully performed to sustain the pregnancy, and the patient delivered a full-term baby. Spontaneous hemoperitoneum during pregnancy caused by rupture of uterine blood vessels is very rare...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893823/shared-decision-making-at-the-limit-of-viability-a-blueprint-for-physician-action
#4
Thierry Daboval, Sarah Shidler, Daniel Thomas
OBJECTIVE: To document interactions during the antenatal consultation between parents and neonatologist that parents linked to their satisfaction with their participation in shared decision making for their infant at risk of being born at the limit of viability. METHODS: This multiple-case ethnomethodological qualitative research study, included mothers admitted for a threatened premature delivery between 200/7 and 266/7 weeks gestation, the father, and the staff neonatologist conducting the clinical antenatal consultation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891148/can-we-accurately-time-the-administration-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-for-preterm-labor
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Paola Aghajanian, Quy T Nguyen, Naomi H Greene, Kimberly D Gregory
Background. Accurate timing of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) has resulted in improved neonatal outcomes. Objectives. Our primary objective was to determine predictors for optimal timing of ACS in women presenting with spontaneous preterm labor. Study Design. A retrospective cohort study of women receiving ACS for spontaneous preterm birth was conducted. Women were included if they presented with preterm labor or preterm premature rupture of membranes. Accurate timing of ACS was defined as administration within 7 days of delivery...
2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890732/programmed-near-infrared-light-responsive-drug-delivery-system-for-combined-magnetic-tumor-targeting-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-chemo-phototherapy
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Qianhua Feng, Yuanyuan Zhang, Wanxia Zhang, Yongwei Hao, Yongchao Wang, Hongling Zhang, Lin Hou, Zhenzhong Zhang
: In this study, an intelligent drug delivery system was developed by capping doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded hollow mesoporous CuS nanoparticles (HMCuS NPs) with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs). Under near infrared (NIR) light irradiation, the versatile HMCuS NPs could exploit the merits of both photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) simultaneously. Herein, the multifunctional IONPs as gatekeeper with the enhanced capping efficiency were supposed to realize "zero premature release" and minimize the adverse side effects during the drug delivery in vivo...
November 24, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889789/effect-of-natural-cycle-endometrial-preparation-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-in-patients-with-advanced-endometriosis
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Haiyan Guo, Yun Wang, Qiuju Chen, Weiran Chai, Qifeng Lv, Yanping Kuang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of natural cycle (NC) endometrial preparation for frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) in women with advanced endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 179 patients with stage III-IV endometriosis who underwent 233 FET cycles at a tertiary care academic reproductive medical center between March 2011 and August 2013 (group A). The control group included 258 patients with tubal factor infertility who underwent 300 FET cycles (group B)...
November 27, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888650/closure-of-the-cervical-os-in-patients-after-fertility-preserving-treatment-for-early-cervical-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Mandy Mangler, Malgorzata Lanowska, Anne Bartens, Aaron Schindler, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Dorothee Speiser
INTRODUCTION: Up to 50% of the infants delivered after radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT) are born prematurely. An effective strategy to reduce this number could be the closure of the cervical os (CCO). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen pregnant patients who had a RVT due to early cervical cancer were included in this prospective case control study. All patients were scheduled for CCO early in the second trimester. CCO was performed in 12 patients. Their data were compared to data from 125 pregnancies after a RVT without CCO...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887680/emergency-video-telemedicine-consultation-for-newborn-resuscitations-the-mayo-clinic-experience
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Jennifer L Fang, Christopher A Collura, Robert V Johnson, Garth F Asay, William A Carey, Douglas P Derleth, Tara R Lang, Beth L Kreofsky, Christopher E Colby
OBJECTIVE: To describe the Mayo Clinic experience with emergency video telemedicine consultations for high-risk newborn deliveries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From March 26, 2013, through December 31, 2015, the Division of Neonatal Medicine offered newborn telemedicine consultations to 6 health system sites. A wireless tablet running secure video conferencing software was used by the local care teams. Descriptive data were collected on all consultations. After each telemedicine consult, a survey was sent to the neonatologist and referring provider to assess the technology, teamwork, and user satisfaction...
November 10, 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885428/normative-biometry-of-the-fetal-brain-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Vanessa Kyriakopoulou, Deniz Vatansever, Alice Davidson, Prachi Patkee, Samia Elkommos, Andrew Chew, Miriam Martinez-Biarge, Bibbi Hagberg, Mellisa Damodaram, Joanna Allsop, Matt Fox, Joseph V Hajnal, Mary A Rutherford
The fetal brain shows accelerated growth in the latter half of gestation, and these changes can be captured by 2D and 3D biometry measurements. The aim of this study was to quantify brain growth in normal fetuses using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and to produce reference biometry data and a freely available centile calculator ( https://www.developingbrain.co.uk/fetalcentiles/ ). A total of 127 MRI examinations (1.5 T) of fetuses with a normal brain appearance (21-38 gestational weeks) were included in this study...
November 24, 2016: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883932/biological-response-of-human-suture-mesenchymal-cells-to-titania-nanotube-based-implants-for-advanced-craniosynostosis-therapy
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Manpreet Bariana, Prem Dwivedi, Sarbin Ranjitkar, John A Kaidonis, Dusan Losic, Peter J Anderson
Titania nanotubes (TNTs) engineered on titanium (Ti) surfaces (i.e. TNT/Ti) and loaded with specific drugs have been recognised as a promising solution for localised therapeutic delivery to address several medical problems not feasible with conventional drug administration. We propose the use of TNT/Ti protein-releasing implants to treat paediatric craniofacial abnormality in craniosynostosis caused by premature fusion of cranial sutures. In this study, we have analysed the biological response of human suture mesenchymal cells (SMCs), extracted from two different patients undergoing craniofacial reconstruction surgery, at the TNT/Ti implant surface...
November 17, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882768/-adrenocortical-oncocytoma-presenting-as-cushing%C3%A2-s-syndrome-in-pregnancy-with-spontaneous-postpartum-uterine-rupture
#12
M Kotoulová, I Mikysková, J Dušková, J Vláčil, M Dvořák, M Halaška
OBJECTIVE: The description of rare case of the Cushings syndrome in pregnancy resulting in the spontaneous rupture of uterus. DESIGNS: A case report. SETTING: Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University and Hospital Na Bulovce. CASE REPORT: The authors report the case of a 33 year old woman, who was admitted to the clinic in 30th week of pregnancy for elevated blood pressure and hypokalemia...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875363/pmtct-option-b-does-not-increase-preterm-birth-risk-and-may-prevent-extreme-prematurity-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-malawi
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Maganizo B Chagomerana, William C Miller, Brian W Pence, Mina C Hosseinipour, Irving F Hoffman, Robert J Flick, Hannock Tweya, Soyapi Mumba, Frank Chibwandira, Kimberly A Powers
OBJECTIVE: To estimate preterm birth risk among infants of HIV-infected women in Lilongwe, Malawi according to maternal antiretroviral therapy (ART) status and initiation time under Option B+. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected women delivering at ≥27 weeks of gestation, April 2012-November 2015. Among women on ART at delivery, we restricted our analysis to those who initiated ART before 27 weeks of gestation. METHODS: We defined preterm birth as a singleton live birth at ≥27 and <37 weeks of gestation, with births at <32 weeks classified as extremely to very preterm...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872669/mothers-and-fathers-in-nicu-the-impact-of-preterm-birth-on-parental-distress
#14
Chiara Ionio, Caterina Colombo, Valeria Brazzoduro, Eleonora Mascheroni, Emanuela Confalonieri, Francesca Castoldi, Gianluca Lista
Preterm birth is a stressful event for families. In particular, the unexpectedly early delivery may cause negative feelings in mothers and fathers. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between preterm birth, parental stress and negative feelings, and the environmental setting of NICU. 21 mothers (age = 36.00 ± 6.85) and 19 fathers (age = 34.92 ± 4.58) of preterm infants (GA = 30.96 ± 2.97) and 20 mothers (age = 40.08 ± 4.76) and 20 fathers (age = 40.32 ± 6.77) of full-term infants (GA = 39...
November 2016: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872513/vaginal-lactoferrin-modulates-pge2-mmp-9-mmp-2-and-timp-1-amniotic-fluid-concentrations
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Alessandro Trentini, Martina Maritati, Carlo Cervellati, Maria C Manfrinato, Arianna Gonelli, Carlo A Volta, Fortunato Vesce, Pantaleo Greco, Franco Dallocchio, Tiziana Bellini, Carlo Contini
Inflammation plays an important role in pregnancy, and cytokine and matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) imbalance has been associated with premature rupture of membranes and increased risk of preterm delivery. Previous studies have demonstrated that lactoferrin (LF), an iron-binding protein with anti-inflammatory properties, is able to decrease amniotic fluid (AF) levels of IL-6. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the effect of vaginal LF administration on amniotic fluid PGE2 level and MMP-TIMP system in women undergoing genetic amniocentesis...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871837/modifying-the-risk-of-recurrent-preterm-birth-influence-of-trimester-specific-changes-in-smoking-behaviors
#16
Jessica L Wallace, Kristen L Aland, Kate Blatt, Elizabeth Moore, Emily A DeFranco
BACKGROUND: Women with at least 1 prior occurrence of premature birth often have demographic and medical risk factors that are not modifiable. However, smoking cessation could be a targeted intervention in which a woman with a history of premature birth may be able to reduce her future risk of recurrence. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess how trimester-specific smoking patterns influence the risk of recurrent premature birth. STUDY DESIGN: This was a population-based retrospective cohort study of singleton nonanomalous live births in Ohio, 2006-2012 using vital statistics birth records...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869210/delivery-room-quality-improvement-project-improved-compliance-with-best-practices-for-a-community-nicu
#17
Charles W Sauer, Mallory A Boutin, Aayah N Fatayerji, James A Proudfoot, Nabil I Fatayerji, David J Golembeski
A Quality Improvement bundle was implemented with the goal of standardizing the multidisciplinary approach to delivery room management. We used a Pre-Post Quality Improvement initiative with the following aims: (1) Placement of a functioning pulse oximeter by two minutes after birth, (2) Delayed intubation, (3) Normothermia on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission, (4) Use of a pre-brief, debrief, and delivery room checklist. Data was collected for 548 infants, which represents every admission to the Palomar Rady Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during the 35 month study period from January 1, 2010 to November 30, 2012...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865977/racial-ethnic-differences-in-preterm-perinatal-outcomes
#18
Maeve E Wallace, Pauline Mendola, Sung Soo Kim, Nikira Epps, Zhen Chen, Melissa Smarr, Stefanie N Hinkle, Yeyi Zhu, Katherine L Grantz
BACKGROUND: Racial disparities in preterm birth and infant mortality have been well documented. Less is known about racial disparities in neonatal morbidities among infants born prior to 37 weeks. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if risk for morbidity and mortality among infants born preterm differs by maternal race. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort design included medical records from preterm deliveries of 19,325 Black, Hispanic, and White women in the Consortium on Safe Labor...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862664/-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-level-ii-regional-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#19
Raid M R Umran, Asjad Al-Jammali
BACKGROUND: Improving the neonatal mortality is a challenge in developing countries like Iraq. Increasing demands and overload of maternity services can considerably limit the improvement in neonatal outcomes. We aimed to document the numbers, disease patterns and outcomes of admitted newborns and the improvement after implementing clinical protocols and to identify possible future target measures. METHOD: A descriptive study was conducted at neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at a regional hospital from 2011 to 2013...
November 12, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861554/high-diversity-and-variability-in-the-vaginal-microbiome-in-women-following-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Teenus Paramel Jayaprakash, Emily C Wagner, Julie van Schalkwyk, Arianne Y K Albert, Janet E Hill, Deborah M Money
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the vaginal microbiota of women following preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), and determine if microbiome composition predicts latency duration and perinatal outcomes. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: Canada. POPULATION: Women with PPROM between 24+0 and 33+6 weeks gestational age (GA). METHODS: Microbiome profiles, based on pyrosequencing of the cpn60 universal target, were generated from vaginal samples at time of presentation with PPROM, weekly thereafter, and at delivery...
2016: PloS One
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