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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716915/prostaglandin-dehydrogenase-is-a-target-for-successful-induction-of-cervical-ripening
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Annavarapu Hari Kishore, Hanquan Liang, Mohammed Kanchwala, Chao Xing, Thota Ganesh, Yucel Akgul, Bruce Posner, Joseph M Ready, Sanford D Markowitz, Ruth Ann Word
The cervix represents a formidable structural barrier for successful induction of labor. Approximately 10% of pregnancies undergo induction of cervical ripening and labor with prostaglandin (PG) E2 or PGE analogs, often requiring many hours of hospitalization and monitoring. On the other hand, preterm cervical ripening in the second trimester predicts preterm birth. The regulatory mechanisms of this paradoxical function of the cervix are unknown. Here, we show that PGE2 uses cell-specific EP2 receptor-mediated increases in Ca(2+) to dephosphorylate and translocate histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) to the nucleus for repression of 15-hydroxy prostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH)...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711642/transverse-vaginal-septum-identified-in-a-patient-requesting-second-trimester-abortion-a-case-report
#2
Jennifer A Pitotti, Veronica I Alaniz, Stephanie Teal, Kristina Tocce
A primigravid immigrant woman presented for termination of a 16-week pregnancy. The cervix was obscured by a transverse vaginal septum and was only identifiable by ultrasound. We used mifepristone for cervical preparation before concurrent septoplasty and dilation and evacuation.
July 12, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711440/prevalence-of-cervical-colonization-by-ureaplasma-parvum-ureaplasma-urealyticum-mycoplasma-hominis-and-mycoplasma-genitalium-in-childbearing-age-women-by-a-commercially-available-multiplex-real-time-pcr-an-italian-observational-multicentre-study
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Christian Leli, Antonella Mencacci, Maria Agnese Latino, Pierangelo Clerici, Mario Rassu, Stefano Perito, Roberto Castronari, Eleonora Pistoni, Eugenio Luciano, Daniela De Maria, Cristina Morazzoni, Michela Pascarella, Silvia Bozza, Alessandra Sensini
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasmas are frequently isolated from the genital tract. New molecular PCR-based methods for the detection of mycoplasmas can better define the real epidemiology of these microorganisms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of mycoplasmas in a population of childbearing age women by means of PCR. METHODS: This 21-month multicentre observational study was conducted at four Italian clinical microbiology laboratories. Women reporting symptoms of vaginitis/cervicitis, or with history of infertility, pregnancy, miscarriage or preterm birth were included...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710549/cervical-varicosities-may-predict-placenta-accreta-in-posterior-placenta-previa-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
#5
Hiroki Ishibashi, Morikazu Miyamoto, Hiroshi Shinnmoto, Wakana Murakami, Hiroaki Soyama, Masaya Nakatsuka, Takahiro Natsuyama, Masashi Yoshida, Masashi Takano, Kenichi Furuya
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to prenatally predict placenta accreta in posterior placenta previa using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of our hospital. We identified 81 patients with singleton pregnancy who had undergone cesarean section due to posterior placenta previa at our hospital between January 2012 and December 2016. We calculated the sensitivity and specificity of several well-known findings, and of cervical varicosities quantified using magnetic resonance imaging, in predicting placenta accreta in posterior placenta previa...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710197/cervical-shock-a-complication-of-incomplete-abortion
#6
Julian David Birch, Divyansh Gulati, Sachin Mandalia
A case of a 37-year-old female primagravida who attended the emergency department (ED) via ambulance in hypotensive shock. She was 10 weeks pregnant, but had an inevitable miscarriage confirmed in the local Early Pregnancy Unit 3 weeks previously. She was hypotension (90/60 mm Hg), bradycardic (45 bpm) and was peripherally shut down. A provisional diagnosis of haemorrhagic shock was made, but despite intravenous fluid challenges, she appeared to be deteriorating, so a major haemorrhage protocol was activated...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706170/-multiple-factors-in-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy-on-preterm-labor-symptoms-and-preterm-birth
#7
Jeung Im Kim, Mi Ock Cho, Gyu Yeon Choi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of various factors on preterm labor symptoms (PLS) and preterm birth (PB). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 193 women in the second stage of pregnancy. Multiple characteristics including body mass index (BMI), smoking, and pregnancy complications were collected through a self-report questionnaire. Pregnancy stress and PLS were each measured with a related scale. Cervical length and birth outcome were evaluated from medical charts...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700642/bacterial-communities-found-in-placental-tissues-are-associated-with-severe-chorioamnionitis-and-adverse-birth-outcomes
#8
Ronan M Doyle, Kathryn Harris, Steve Kamiza, Ulla Harjunmaa, Ulla Ashorn, Minyanga Nkhoma, Kathryn G Dewey, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn, Nigel Klein
Preterm birth is a major cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Bacterial infection and the subsequent inflammatory response are recognised as an important cause of preterm birth. It is hypothesised that these organisms ascend the cervical canal, colonise placental tissues, cause chorioamnionitis and in severe cases infect amniotic fluid and the foetus. However, the presence of bacteria within the intrauterine cavity does not always precede chorioamnionitis or preterm birth. Whereas previous studies observing the types of bacteria present have been limited in size and the specificity of a few predetermined organisms, in this study we characterised bacteria found in placental tissues from a cohort of 1391 women in rural Malawi using 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698953/what-can-we-do-to-reduce-the-associated-costs-in-induction-of-labour-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-foetuses-at-term-a-cost-analysis-study
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Jorge Duro-Gómez, María Fernanda Garrido-Oyarzún, Ana Belén Rodríguez-Marín, Antonio Jesús de la Torre González, José Eduardo Arjona-Berral, Camil Castelo-Branco
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the costs associated with induction of labour in intrauterine growth restriction fetuses comparing different procedures. STUDY DESIGN: 150 pregnancies at term diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction and indication for induction of labour were included. 24 were ripened with misoprostol 25 μg tablets, 24 with dinoprostone 10 mg vaginal insert, and 77 with Cook(®) cervical ripening balloon. To determine the costs of induction of labour, method of induction, intrapartum medication, epidural analgesia, type of delivery, and maternal and neonatal admissions were considered...
July 11, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697540/three-doses-of-oral-misoprostol-versus-an-intra-cervical-foley-catheter-for-24-hours-for-pre-induction-cervical-ripening-in-post-dated-pregnancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
D Somirathne, Malik Goonewardene, L Dahanayake
Objectives: To compare three doses of oral misoprostol 50μg four hourly versus an intra-cervical Foley catheter for 24 hours, for pre-induction cervical ripening. Methods: Primary investigator blinded, randomised controlled trial conducted in 180 consecutive women with singleton uncomplicated pregnancies with Modified Bishop Score (MBS) 5 at 40 weeks + 6 days gestation, allocated by stratified (primigravida / multigravida) block randomization to receive three doses of oral misoprostol 50μg four hourly or an intra-cervical Foley catheter for 24 hours...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694344/prevalence-of-pregnancy-related-complications-and-course-of-labour-of-surviving-women-who-gave-birth-in-selected-health-facilities-in-rwanda-a-health-facility-based-cross-sectional-study
#11
Jean Paul Semasaka Sengoma, Gunilla Krantz, Manasse Nzayirambaho, Cyprien Munyanshongore, Kristina Edvardsson, Ingrid Mogren
OBJECTIVES: This study estimated health facility-based prevalence for pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, postpartum haemorrhage and caesarean section (CS) due to prolonged labour/dystocia. The background characteristics of Rwandan pregnant women, the course of labour and the level of healthcare were investigated in relation to pregnancy and delivery outcomes. METHODS: This is health facility-based study and data were collected in 2014-2015 through structured interviews and medical records (n=817) in Kigali and Northern Province, Rwanda...
July 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691320/use-of-ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography-to-evaluate-change-in-cervical-stiffness-during-pregnancy
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Tetsuo Ono, Daisuke Katsura, Kazutaka Yamada, Kaori Hayashi, Akiko Ishiko, Shunichiro Tsuji, Fuminori Kimura, Kentaro Takahashi, Takashi Murakami
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of shear-wave elastography (SWE) for measuring change in cervical stiffness during pregnancy, with regions of interest (ROI) designed for easy identification. METHODS: A total of 280 women were enrolled in this study. SWE was performed at a routine prenatal visit. A measurement area was chosen at the anterior part of the cervix, and a circular ROI 5 mm in diameter was set at two points, 5-10 mm (lower point) and 15-20 mm (upper point) from the external cervical os...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688227/impact-factors-on-cervical-dilation-rates-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
#13
Jana Juhasova, Martina Kreft, Roland Zimmermann, Nina Kimmich
AIMS: To assess cervical dilation rates of nulliparous and multiparous women in the active first stage of labor and to evaluate significant impact factors. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study between January 2007 and July 2014 at the University Hospital of Zurich in Switzerland, we analyzed 8378 women with singleton pregnancies in vertex presentation with a vaginal delivery at 34+0 to 42+5 gestational weeks. Median cervical dilation rates were calculated and different impact factors evaluated...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681204/association-of-asymptomatic-bacterial-vaginosis-with-persistence-of-female-genital-human-papillomavirus-infection
#14
K Kero, J Rautava, K Syrjänen, S Grenman, S Syrjänen
More data are needed on the role of abnormal vaginal microbiota in the natural history of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Our purpose was to study the prevalence of mixed flora (MF), bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infection in women with known HPV outcomes during the 72-month follow-up (FU). Asymptomatic pregnant women (N = 329) were enrolled in the third trimester of their pregnancy. Pap smears and HPV genotyping samples were taken at baseline and at 12-, 24-, 36- and 72-month FU visits, with one additional sample at 2 months for HPV...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673792/cervical-cerclage-placement-decreases-local-levels-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-patients-with-cervical-insufficiency
#15
Stephany P Monsanto, Silvia Daher, Erika Ono, Karen Priscilla Tezotto Pendeloski, Évelyn Trainá, Rosiane Mattar, Chandrakant Tayade
BACKGROUND: Cervical insufficiency is characterized by premature, progressive dilation and shortening of the cervix during pregnancy. If left unattended, this can lead to the prolapse and rupture of the amniotic membrane, which usually results in midtrimester pregnancy loss or preterm birth. Previous studies have shown that proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1β, interleukin-6, interleukin-8, and tumor necrosis factor alpha are up-regulated in normal parturition but are also associated with preterm birth...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668435/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-tubal-and-non-tubal-ectopic-pregnancy
#16
REVIEW
Sitthipong Srisajjakul, Patcharin Prapaisilp, Sirikan Bangchokdee
Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the first trimester. Ectopic pregnancy is usually diagnosed by clinical, laboratory, and sonographic findings, with implantation most commonly located in the ampullary part of the fallopian tube. However, pregnancies that develop at unusual implantation sites, such as angular, interstitial, cornual, cervical, ovarian, cesarean scar, and abdominal cavity pregnancies, may rarely occur. Although ultrasound is considered the primary pregnancy-related imaging modality, it may not be able to illustrate the implantation site in certain types of pregnancy...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667298/evolution-of-gene-expression-in-the-uterine-cervix-related-to-steroid-signaling-conserved-features-in-the-regulation-of-cervical-ripening
#17
Günter P Wagner, Mauris C Nnamani, Arun Rajendra Chavan, Jamie Maziarz, Stella Protopapas, Jennifer Condon, Roberto Romero
The uterine cervix is the boundary structure between the uterus and the vagina and is key for the maintenance of pregnancy and timing of parturition. Here we report on a comparative transcriptomic study of the cervix of four placental mammals, mouse, guinea pig, rabbit and armadillo, and one marsupial, opossum. Our aim is to investigate the evolution of cervical gene expression as related to putative mechanisms for functional progesterone withdrawal. Our findings are: 1) The patterns of gene expression in eutherian (placental) mammals are consistent with the notion that an increase in the E/P4 signaling ratio is critical for cervical ripening...
June 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663249/quick-starting-hormonal-contraception-after-using-oral-emergency-contraception-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Lauren Ee Murphy, Zhong E Chen, Valerie Warner, Sharon T Cameron
INTRODUCTION: Unprotected intercourse after oral emergency contraception (EC) significantly increases pregnancy risk. This underlies the importance of promptly starting effective, ongoing contraception - known as 'quick starting'. However, theoretical concern exists that quick starting might interact with EC or hormonal contraception (HC) potentially causing adverse side effects. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted, evaluating quick starting HC after oral EC [levonorgestrel 1...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651447/the-association-between-fetal-fibronectin-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-twin-pregnancies-with-a-shortened-cervical-length
#19
Kathy C Matthews, Simi Gupta, Jennifer Lam-Rachlin, Daniel H Saltzman, Andrei Rebarber, Nathan S Fox
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association between a positive fetal fibronectin (fFN) and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in twin pregnancies with a shortened cervical length (CL). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of asymptomatic twin pregnancies managed by a single MFM practice from 2005-2016. We included all women with a shortened CL ≤25 mm at 22-28 weeks, and compared outcomes between women with a positive and negative fFN result. RESULTS: One hundred fifty-five patients were included, 129 (83...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648141/anesthetic-management-of-spontaneous-cervical-epidural-hematoma-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
#20
Mehdi Samali, Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Achraf Tahri, Mustapha Bensghir, Charki Haimeur
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma during pregnancy is a quite rare event requiring emergent decompressive surgery in the majority of cases to prevent permanent neurological damage. Therefore, there is little data in the literature regarding anesthetic management of cervical localization during pregnancy. The potential for difficult airway management with the patient under general anesthesia is one of the major concerns that needs to be addressed to prevent further cord compression...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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