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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679628/long-and-short-term-outcomes-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm-among-south-asian-women-a-community-based-study
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B H Sudasinghe, C N Wijeyaratne, P S Ginige
AIMS: To quantify short and long-term outcomes of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) among South Asians METHODS: Prospective cohort-study in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka following a community-prevalence study (WHO 1999 criteria). All women with GDM (exposed) and within sample non-GDM (non-exposed) were recruited. Data was gathered at selected intervals until one-year post-partum by interviewer-administered questionnaire, anthropometry, blood pressure, post-partum 75gOGTT and cholesterol...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679046/impact-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-in-preterm-neonates-based-on-maternal-body-mass-index
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Maheer Faden, Sarah D McDonald, Prakeshkumar S Shah, Amit Mukerji
OBJECTIVE: Impact of antenatal corticosteroid (ACS) in context of maternal body mass index (BMI) as it relates to neonatal outcomes remains unclear. We sought to evaluate effects of ACS on clinical outcomes of preterm infants based on maternal BMI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study among neonates 23-33 weeks' GA at a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit from 2011 to 2015. Outcomes of neonates exposed to any ACS and pre-pregnancy maternal BMI ≥ 25 (N = 491) were compared with maternal BMI < 25 (N = 484)...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678624/autonomic-cardiovascular-control-and-cardiac-arrhythmia-in-two-pregnant-women-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-insights-from-icd-monitoring
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Pietro Francia, Carmen Adduci, Beatrice Musumeci, Lorenzo Semprini, Francesca Palano, Luigi Zezza, Massimo Volpe, Camillo Autore
In women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), pregnancy prompts major changes in hemodynamic and cardiac autonomic function that may precipitate heart failure (HF) or increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmia. We report the clinical follow-up of two patients with non-obstructive HCM implanted with a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) allowing for continuous analysis of heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV) and cardiac arrhythmia throughout the entire course of pregnancy. Both patients experienced increased HR and decreased HRV from the early stages of pregnancy, which persisted until delivery...
April 17, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677063/the-anesthesia-perioperative-call-for-help-experience-at-a-quaternary-pediatric-medical-center-analysis-of-67-564-anesthesia-encounters
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Bistra G Vlassakova, Sean M Sinnott, Nissa Askins, Matthew X Callahan, Izabela C Leahy, David Zurakowski, Paul R Hickey, Joseph P Cravero
BACKGROUND: During the past several decades, anesthesia has become increasingly safe. Truly major adverse events are rare, and anesthesia quality researchers have instituted programs to evaluate "near miss" or less critical adverse events to evaluate the safety of anesthesia delivery. In this study, we aimed to evaluate calls for emergency help in our institution as a surrogate for pending critical events. We hypothesized that calls would be more common in patients with high American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status, history of prematurity, and children with recent respiratory illness compared to those without these characteristics...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676461/antiphospholipid-syndrome-characteristics-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-after-20-weeks-of-pregnancy
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Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Hadas Zafrir-Danieli, Dorit Blickstein, Anat Shmueli, Lina Salman, Eran Hadar
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes after 20 weeks of pregnancy according to autoantibody profile and clinical presentation of maternal antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: The present retrospective cohort analysis included women diagnosed with APS at a tertiary medical center in Israel between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016. Anticardiolipin antibodies, anti-β2-glycoprotein antibodies, and lupus anticoagulant were assessed. Participants were stratified by type of APS (obstetric vs thrombotic), antibody profile, and antibody titer (low vs high)...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674308/uptake-of-tailored-text-message-smoking-cessation-support-in-pregnancy-when-advertised-on-the-internet-miquit-observational-study
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Joanne L Emery, Tim Coleman, Stephen Sutton, Sue Cooper, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Matthew Jones, Felix Naughton
BACKGROUND: Smoking in pregnancy is a major public health concern. Pregnant smokers are particularly difficult to reach, with low uptake of support options and few effective interventions. Text message-based self-help is a promising, low-cost intervention for this population, but its real-world uptake is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the uptake and cost-effectiveness of a tailored, theory-guided, text message intervention for pregnant smokers ("MiQuit") when advertised on the internet...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673680/two-cesarean-deliveries-after-hemi-hysterectomy-due-to-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia
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Kentaro Kai, Yasushi Kawano, Mitsutake Yano, Mamiko Okamoto, Eiichi Hori, Kaei Nasu, Hisashi Narahara
OBJECTIVE: Although uterine didelphys per se is not associated with an impaired ability to conceive, the association between uterine anomalies and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) remains unclear. The management of chemotherapy-resistant GTN in women with uterine didelphys raises a new issue regarding whether to perform a hemi-hysterectomy. CASE REPORT: A 23-year-old, gravida 1, para 0 Japanese woman was referred with a failed intermittent cervical dilatation for hematometra...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673331/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-preterm-birth-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
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Peter Wagura, Aggrey Wasunna, Ahmed Laving, Dalton Wamalwa, Paul Ng'ang'a
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization estimates the prevalence of preterm birth to be 5-18% across 184 countries of the world. Statistics from countries with reliable data show that preterm birth is on the rise. About a third of neonatal deaths are directly attributed to prematurity and this has hindered the achievement of Millennium Development Goal-4 target. Locally, few studies have looked at the prevalence of preterm delivery and factors associated with it. This study determined the prevalence of preterm birth and the factors associated with preterm delivery at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya...
April 19, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667359/predicting-responses-to-mechanical-ventilation-for-preterm-infants-with-acute-respiratory-illness-using-artificial-neural-networks
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Katharine Brigham, Samir Gupta, John C Brigham
Infants born prematurely are particularly susceptible to respiratory illness due to underdeveloped lungs, which can often result in fatality. Preterm infants in acute stages of respiratory illness typically require mechanical ventilation assistance, and the efficacy of the type of mechanical ventilation and its delivery has been the subject of a number clinical studies. With recent advances in machine learning approaches, particularly deep learning, it may be possible to estimate future responses to mechanical ventilation in real-time, based on ventilation monitoring up to the point of analysis...
April 17, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667277/arrhythmic-manifestation-of-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-case-report
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Patryk Siedlecki, Małgorzata Kurpesa, Barbara Uznańska-Loch, Ewa Trzos, Jarosław Damian Kasprzak
We report a case of 26-year-old woman, with arrhythmic manifestation of peripartum cardiomyopathy with moderate heart failure. Ventricular arrhythmia recorded in ambulatory Holter ECG (premature ventricular contractions) was most severe during pregnancy, reduced when beta-blocker therapy was initiated and almost completely resolved after delivery. Then, 1 year after hospitalization in Cardiology Department, recurrence was observed with recorded short episode of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia.
April 17, 2018: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662276/comparison-between-use-of-oral-misoprostol-versus-vaginal-misoprostol-for-induction-of-labour-at-term
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Prameela, Kavya D Sharma
Background and Objective: In modern obstetrics, around 30% of cases require induction of labour for various reasons. Misoprostol is gaining popularity as pharmacological inducing agent, though the route and dosage of administration are not standardised. The objective of the study is to compare the safety and efficacy of the two routes of misoprostol administration-oral (100 μg 4th hourly) and vaginal (25 μg 4th hourly), for induction of labour at term. Methods: In this randomised trial, 104 women having crossed the expected date of delivery without going into spontaneous labour and cases which had premature rupture of membranes <12 h were considered for labour induction and were divided into two equal groups...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661199/adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-adolescents-and-young-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-national-estimate
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Nicole Ling, Erica Lawson, Emily von Scheven
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have increased risk of adverse outcomes including disease flare, spontaneous abortion, preeclampsia/eclampsia, premature birth and maternal death. However, pregnancy outcomes among adolescents and young women with SLE have not been well-explored. Our objective was to compare risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in adolescents and young women with SLE to risk among peers without SLE. METHODS: We studied the 2000-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) to estimate the prevalence of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with SLE aged ≤ 21 years at time of delivery...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661115/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-water-soluble-ph-sensitive-poly-vinyl-alcohol-doxorubicin-conjugates
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Nahla Rahoui, Bo Jiang, Nadia Taloub, Mohammad Hegazy, Yu Dong Huang
The accuracy of spatiotemporal control cargo delivery and release are primordial to enhance the therapeutic efficiency and decrease the undesirable effects, in this context a novel prodrug were developed based on biocompatible polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) substrate. PVA was conjugated to doxorubicin (PVA-DOX) via an acid-labile hydrazone linkage. PVA was first functionalized with acidic groups, then reacted with hydrazine hydrate to form an amide bond. The amine group of PVA hydrazide was linked to carbonyl group (C=O) of DOX to form a pH sensitive hydrazone bond...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660299/infection-induced-thrombin-production-a-potential-novel-mechanism-for-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom
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Liping Feng, Terrence K Allen, William P Marinello, Amy P Murtha
BACKGROUND: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a leading contributor to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Epidemiologic and experimental studies have demonstrated that thrombin causes fetal membrane weakening and subsequently PPROM. Although blood is suspected as the likely source of thrombin in fetal membranes and amniotic fluid of patients with PPROM, this has not been proven. Ureaplasma Parvum (U. parvum) is emerging as a pathogen involved in prematurity, including PPROM, but until now, prothrombin production directly induced by bacteria in fetal membranes has not been described...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656690/maternal-blood-endotoxin-activity-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Stefania Ronzoni, Rohan D'Souza, Oksana Shynlova, Stephen Lye, Kellie E Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal blood endotoxin activity (EA) in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) with gestational age (GA) matched controls; to evaluate serial EA till birth in pPROM and its correlation with latency to delivery. METHODS: We followed singleton preterm pregnancies from admission with PPROM until birth. Uncomplicated, GA-matched pregnancies served as controls. Demographics, birth and neonatal outcomes were collected. EA (EAA™) was assessed serially in PPROM and at study entry in controls...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652246/metformin-in-non-diabetic-hyperglycaemia-the-glint-feasibility-rct
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Simon J Griffin, M Angelyn Bethel, Rury R Holman, Kamlesh Khunti, Nicholas Wareham, Gwen Brierley, Melanie Davies, Andrew Dymond, Rose Eichenberger, Philip Evans, Alastair Gray, Colin Greaves, Kyla Harrington, Graham Hitman, Greg Irving, Sarah Lessels, Ann Millward, John R Petrie, Martin Rutter, Mike Sampson, Naveed Sattar, Stephen Sharp
BACKGROUND: The treatment of people with diabetes with metformin can reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) and may reduce the risk of cancer. However, it is unknown whether or not metformin can reduce the risk of these outcomes in people with elevated blood glucose levels below the threshold for diabetes [i.e. non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (NDH)]. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of the Glucose Lowering In Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia Trial (GLINT) and to estimate the key parameters to inform the design of the full trial...
April 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644330/pregnancy-complications-in-infertile-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-updated-evidences
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Stefano Palomba, Angela Falbo, Jessica Daolio, Francesco A Battaglia, Giovanni B LA Sala
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common female disorder with a pathogenesis still today not completely known. To the present, PCOS is considered more than just a reproductive disorder since several metabolic consequences that could affect women's health during different stages of reproductive and post-reproductive life were reported. The aim of the current review was to evaluate present evidence-based data regarding the pregnancy complications in infertile patients with PCOS. An extensive literature search until February 2018 was performed in PubMed, Medline, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science...
April 11, 2018: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644086/is-recreational-running-associated-with-earlier-delivery-and-lower-birth-weight-in-women-who-continue-to-run-during-pregnancy-an-international-retrospective-cohort-study-of-running-habits-of-1293-female-runners-during-pregnancy
#18
Katy Kuhrt, Mark Harmon, Natasha L Hezelgrave, Paul T Seed, Andrew H Shennan
Background: Increasingly, women of reproductive age participate in recreational running, but its impact on pregnancy outcome is unknown. We investigated whether running affects gestational age at delivery and birth weight as indicators of cervical integrity and placental function, respectively. Methods: 1293 female participants were recruited from parkrun, which organises weekly runs involving 1.25 million runners across 450 parks worldwide. Those under 16 or unable to provide outcome data were excluded...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642747/elevated-maternal-serum-free-%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-%C3%AE-hcg-and-reduced-risk-of-spontaneous-preterm-delivery
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Shelly Soni, David A Krantz, Matthew J Blitz, Nidhi Vohra, Burton Rochelson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between first and second trimester maternal serum-free β-hCG and the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery (PTD). STUDY DESIGN: This was a case-control study of women evaluated and delivered at our institution from 2011 to 2015. Spontaneous PTD was defined as delivery before 37 weeks due to spontaneous preterm labor or premature rupture of membranes. Patient with multifetal gestation and those with medically indicated term or PTD were excluded...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627031/pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-spinal-muscular-atrophy-a-review
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REVIEW
Elena Abati, Stefania Corti
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by muscle weakness and atrophy resulting from progressive degeneration and loss of the anterior horn cells in the spinal cord and brain stem nuclei. The onset of weakness ranges from prenatal age to young adulthood. Thus, many female patients reach fertile age and may consider getting pregnant. However, only little information is available about outcomes and complications of pregnancy in women with SMA. In this review, we compared different studies on the subject, then we analyzed outcomes in the different stages of the pregnancy (preconceptional period, embryonal period, fetal period, delivery and post partum), with a special focus on maternal and fetal complications, prematurity, mode of delivery, anesthesiological risk, respiratory function and influence of pregnancy on the disease course...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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