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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028970/poor-obstetric-and-infant-outcomes-in-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-with-tuberculosis-in-south-africa-the-tshepiso-study
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Nicole Salazar-Austin, Jennifer Hoffmann, Silvia Cohn, Fildah Mashabela, Ziyaad Waja, Sanjay Lala, Christopher Hoffmann, Kelly E Dooley, Richard E Chaisson, Neil Martinson
Background: Prior to the wide availability of antiretroviral therapy, tuberculosis (TB) and HIV disease among pregnant women resulted in poor maternal and neonatal outcomes including high rates of mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and TB. We aimed to describe the impact of TB among HIV-infected mothers on obstetric and infant outcomes in a population with access to antiretroviral therapy. Methods: In this prospective cohort study, we followed HIV-infected pregnant women with and without TB disease from January 2011 through January 2014 in Soweto, South Africa...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028516/pravastatin-to-treat-and-prevent-preeclampsia-preclinical-and-clinical-studies
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Guillermina Girardi
Pre-eclampsia is a disease of pregnancy affecting 5%-8% of all pregnancies and a leading cause of maternal and fetal mortality. Despite improvements in the diagnosis, there is no effective method for prevention and treatment. While studies in women are of critical importance, investigation of pathological mechanisms in pregnant women is necessarily limited, and the ability to establish cause and effect relationships, difficult. Mouse models have been instrumental in defining pathogenic mechanisms in preeclampsia and in the identification of pravastatin as a potential treatment to prevent pregnancy complications associated with placental dysfunction...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024912/how-important-is-aspirin-adherence-when-evaluating-effectiveness-of-low-dose-aspirin
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REVIEW
Kate Navaratnam, Zarko Alfirevic, Munir Pirmohamed, Ana Alfirevic
Low-dose aspirin (LDA) is advocated for women at high-risk of pre-eclampsia, providing a modest, 10%, reduction in risk. Cardiology meta-analyses demonstrate 18% reduction in serious vascular events with LDA. Non-responsiveness to aspirin (sometimes termed aspirin resistance) and variable clinical effectiveness are often attributed to suboptimal adherence. The aim of this review was to identify the scope of adherence assessments in RCTs evaluating aspirin effectiveness in cardiology and obstetrics and discuss the quality of information provided by current methods...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022920/the-lncrna-tug1-modulates-proliferation-in-trophoblast-cells-via-epigenetic-suppression-of-rnd3
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Yetao Xu, Zhiping Ge, Erbao Zhang, Qing Zuo, Shiyun Huang, Nana Yang, Dan Wu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yanzi Chen, Haoqin Xu, Huan Huang, Zhiyan Jiang, Lizhou Sun
Due to limited treatment options, pre-eclampsia (PE) is associated with fetal perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. During the causes of PE, failure of uterine spiral artery remodeling which might be related to functioning abnormally of trophoblast cells, result in the occurrence and progression of PE. Recently, abnormal expression of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), as imperative regulators involved in human diseases progression (included PE), which has been indicated by increasing evidence. In this research, we found that TUG1, a lncRNA, was markedly reduced in placental samples from patients with PE...
October 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020134/occurrence-of-selected-structural-birth-defects-among-women-with-preeclampsia-and-other-hypertensive-disorders
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Kari A Weber, Jonathan A Mayo, Suzan L Carmichael, David K Stevenson, Virginia D Winn, Gary M Shaw
To explore a potential association between preeclampsia and selected birth defects, we examined prevalences of certain birth defects among women with hypertensive disorders including preeclampsia. Data from singleton live births in California, 2007-2011, included maternal and infant demographics from birth certificates and clinical detail from delivery hospitalization records. We examined defect groups recognizable at birth (e.g., spina bifida, cleft lip). Hypertensive disorders were preexisting hypertension, gestational hypertension, mild preeclampsia, severe preeclampsia/eclampsia, and preeclampsia superimposed on preexisting hypertension...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017154/screening-performance-of-placental-growth-factor-for-the-prediction-of-low-birth-weight-and-adverse-intrapartum-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-term-low-risk-population
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Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Fetuses who fail to reach their genetic growth potential are thought to have sub-optimal placental function. Low placental growth factor (PlGF) levels have been shown to be predictive of placentally mediated conditions, such as pre-eclampsia or fetal growth restriction. We investigated the screening performance of PlGF for the prediction of low birth weight (<10th centile for gestation) and adverse intrapartum and neonatal outcomes in apparently low-risk term pregnancies...
October 11, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994563/an-update-on-the-genetics-of-pre-eclampsia
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Andee Agius, Roberta Sultana, Christian Camenzuli, Jean Calleja-Agius, Rena Balzan
Pre-eclampsia is a progressive multisystem disorder that is exclusive to human pregnancy and defined as new hypertension presenting after 20 weeks with significant proteinuria. It is a multifactorial condition with a strong genetic component and several genes have been linked with this disorder. The main players implicated in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia include immune maladaptation, haemodynamics, endothelial function, thrombophilic disorders, oxidative stress and lipid metabolism. All of these mechanisms encompass genetic factors that might be responsible for the pathogenic changes taking place...
October 9, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991764/hypoglycaemia-in-the-newborn
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Orhideja Stomnaroska, Elizabeta Petkovska, Sanja Ivanovska, Snezana Jancevska, Dragan Danilovski
AIM: Severe neonatal hypoglycaemia (HG) leads to neurologic damage, mental retardation, epilepsy, impaired cardiac performance and muscle weakness. The aim was to assess the frequency and severity of HG in a population of newborns. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We investigated 739 patients with neonatal hypoglycaemia (HG) (M:F=370:369) born at the University Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetritics in Skopje in the period 2014-2016 and treated at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990188/a-population-based-study-of-the-effect-of-pregnancy-history-on-risk-of-stillbirth
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Sari Räisänen, Carol J R Hogue, Katariina Laine, Michael R Kramer, Mika Gissler, Seppo Heinonen
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of pregnancy history on the risk of stillbirth. METHODS: In a population-based cross-sectional study, data were reviewed from all women aged at least 20 years with singleton pregnancies in Finland between 2000 and 2010. The primary outcome-stillbirth-was defined as fetal death after 22 gestational weeks or death of a fetus weighing at least 500 g. RESULTS: Among 604 047 singleton pregnancies, the prevalence of stillbirth was 3...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984372/adverse-maternal-and-birth-outcomes-in-women-admitted-to-hospital-for-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Linda Fiaschi, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Jack Gibson, Lisa Szatkowski, Laila J Tata
BACKGROUND: Evidence for risks of adverse maternal and birth outcomes in women with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is predominantly from small studies, unknown, or conflicting. METHODS: A population-based cohort study using secondary health care records (Hospital Episode Statistics covering all of England from 1997 to 2012) was used to calculate odds ratios (OR) with 99% confidence intervals (CI) for the association between HG hospital admission and adverse outcomes, adjusting for maternal and pregnancy confounders...
October 6, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982838/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-and-risk-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-the-offspring-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Gillian M Maher, Gerard W O'Keeffe, Louise C Kenny, Patricia M Kearney, Ted G Dinan, Ali S Khashan
INTRODUCTION: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs), that is chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia (de novo or superimposed on chronic hypertension) and white coat hypertension, affect approximately 5%-15% of pregnancies. HDP exposure has been linked to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children. However, findings are inconsistent, and a clear consensus on the impact of HDPs on the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders is needed...
October 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978604/oxaliplatin-induced-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres
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Taimoor Khalid Janjua, Muhammad Hassan, Hira Khan Afridi, Naila Anjum Zahid
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), first introduced in 1996, is a neurotoxic state characterised by seizures, headache, vision change, paresis, nausea and altered mental status. Risk factors include hypertension, eclampsia/pre-eclampsia, infection/sepsis and cancer chemotherapy. Although exposure to toxic agents is a common occurrence in patients who develop PRES, oxaliplatin has rarely been associated with it, with only 10 cases reported worldwide. We present the case of an oxaliplatin-induced PRES in a 23-year-old male patient who was started on oxaliplatin/capecitabine as adjuvant chemotherapy for anal canal adenocarcinoma...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977845/quantitative-assessment-of-the-effect-of-pre-gestational-diabetes-and-risk-of-adverse-maternal-perinatal-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Lei Yu, Xiao-Ling Zeng, Ming-Liang Cheng, Guo-Zhen Yang, Bi Wang, Zi-Wen Xiao, Xin Luo, Bao-Fang Zhang, De-Wei Xiao, Shuai Zhang, Hua-Juan Liu, Ya-Xin Hu, Hou-Kang Lei, Qin-Fen Li, Zheng-Rong Wang
Pregnancies complicated by pre-gestational diabetes (PGD) are associated with a higher rate of adverse outcomes, including an increased rage of preterm delivery, pregnancy-induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, caesarean section, perinatal mortality, stillbirth, shoulder dystocia, macrosomia, small for gestational age, large for gestational age, low birth weight, neonatal hypoglycemia, neonatal death, low Apgar score, NICU admission, jaundice and respiratory distress. In the past two decades, numerous reports have been published regarding associations between PGD and risk of adverse outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975539/exposure-to-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-increases-the-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-affected-offspring
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Eileen A Curran, Gerard W O'Keeffe, Ann Marie Looney, Gerard Moloney, Shane V Hegarty, Deirdre M Murray, Ali S Khashan, Louise C Kenny
There is growing awareness that prenatal adversity may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here, we examined the association between hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and ASD risk at 7 years of age using the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a representative cohort of 13,192 children born in the UK from 2000 to 2001. We also sought to examine cytokine expression in the serum of women with pre-eclampsia, which is the most common HDP, and whether exposure of foetal neurons to this serum could change patterns of neuronal growth...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974124/prophylactic-magnesium-sulphate-in-prevention-of-eclampsia-in-women-with-severe-preeclampsia-randomised-controlled-trial-pipes-trial
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Anish Keepanasseril, Dilip Kumar Maurya, K Manikandan, Yavana Suriya J, Syed Habeebullah, S Soundara Raghavan
Optimum dose, route and duration of use of prophylactic magnesium sulphate in women with severe pre-eclampsia is still controversial. We compared the efficacy and safety of 'low-dose Dhaka' regime with 'Loading dose only' regime for seizure prophylaxis in severe preeclampsia using a randomised controlled trial in 402 women. The incidence of eclampsia in the 'low-dose Dhaka' regime group was 1.49% and that in the 'Loading dose only regime' was 2.98% (p = .321). In the low-dose Dhaka regime, injection site abscess and respiratory depression occurred in one woman each...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971718/evaluation-of-the-relation-between-placental-weight-and-placental-weight-to-foetal-weight-ratio-and-the-causes-of-stillbirth-a-retrospective-comparative-study
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Norbert Pásztor, János Sikovanyecz, Attila Keresztúri, Zoltan Kozinszky, Gábor Németh
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical importance of placental weight (PW) and placental weight to foetal weight (PW/FW) ratio according to maternal characteristics, pathological conditions in obstetrics and the causes of foetal death by category in stillbirths. The results of autopsies and placental histopathological examinations for 145 singleton stillbirths were reviewed retrospectively. Pathological features of the placenta were significantly associated with lower PW compared to the group with no pathological placental parameters (230 grams versus 295 grams, p = ...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971558/maternal-cardiac-function-after-hellp-syndrome-an-echocardiography-study
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R Orabona, E Vizzardi, E Sciatti, F Prefumo, I Bonadei, A Valcamonico, M Metra, T Frusca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal hemodynamics in asymptomatic women with a previous pregnancy affected by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome and compare the findings to those of women with previous pre-eclampsia (PE) and controls with a previous uncomplicated pregnancy. METHODS: Women with a history of PE (n = 60) or HELLP syndrome (n = 49) and matched healthy controls (n = 60) underwent echocardiography at 6 months to 4 years after delivery, recording left ventricular (LV) dimensions, ejection fraction (LVEF) and mass, right ventricular (RV) tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion and fractional area change (FAC)...
October 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971254/placental-pathology-varies-in-hypertensive-conditions-of-pregnancy
#18
Jerzy Stanek
This study was a comprehensive analysis of placental phenotypes in hypertensive conditions of pregnancy, including recently described placental hypoxic lesions and lesions of shallow placentation. To this end, consecutive placentas from > 21 weeks pregnancies that were signed out by the author at 4 tertiary care centers on 3 continents were included. Twenty-four clinical and 50 placental phenotypes were studied in 6 groups and statistically compared: 91 cases of gestational hypertension, 187 cases of mild preeclampsia, 211 cases of severe preeclampsia, 84 cases of HELLP or eclampsia, 127 cases of chronic hypertension, and 55 cases of preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension...
October 2, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971026/intensive-care-unit-issues-in-eclampsia-and-hellp-syndrome
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REVIEW
Melissa Teresa Chu Lam, Elizabeth Dierking
Preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome are life-threatening hypertensive conditions and common causes of ICU admission among obstetric patients The diagnostic criteria of preeclampsia include: 1) systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥90 mmHg on two occasions at least 4 hours apart and 2) proteinuria ≥300 mg/day in a woman with a gestational age of >20 weeks with previously normal blood pressures. Eclampsia is defined as a convulsive episode or altered level of consciousness occurring in the setting of preeclampsia, provided that there is no other cause of seizures...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970583/epigenetics-disturbed-imprinting-in-pre-eclampsia
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Ellen F Carney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
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