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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422398/do-mhealth-interventions-prevent-excessive-gestational-weight-gain
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S J Herring
Mobile technologies are nearly ubiquitous worldwide (Pew Research Center, Technology Device Ownership: 2015). These digital platforms hold considerable promise for delivering weight control interventions due to their broach reach, immediate scalability, and low implementation costs (Bennett G et al. Annu Rev Public Health 2009;30:273-92). There is evidence for their efficacy in promoting weight loss among non-pregnant adults with obesity (Flores Mateo G et al. J Med Internet Res 2015;17(11):e253), yet few studies have examined the feasibility and efficacy of mobile technologies for preventing excessive weight gain in pregnant women at highest risk...
April 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421604/comparison-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-based-on-the-new-iadpsg-2010-gestational-diabetes-criteria-and-maternal-body-mass-index
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Shan Jiang, David Chipps, Wah N Cheung, Max Mongelli
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes (GDM) have been controversial following the International Association for Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) 2010 recommendations to lower the diagnostic fasting blood sugar level threshold. AIM: To assess the pregnancy-related outcomes of women according to the different diagnostic criteria for GDM adjusting for body mass index categories. METHOD: A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted on 4081 pregnant women with positive 50 g glucose challenge test but without pre-gestational diabetes...
April 19, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420856/fasting-plasma-glucose-and-body-mass-index-during-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-as-predictors-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-chinese-population
#3
Min Hao, Li Lin
This retrospective study assessed fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and body mass index (BMI) during the first trimester of pregnancy as potential screening indicators of later gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The study population included 820 pregnant women who delivered in our hospital between 17 September 2013 and 3 March 2014. Demographics and baseline characteristics were collected at the first antenatal visit; FPG levels were measured at 8 or 9 weeks. All participants underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks gestation...
April 14, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409493/obesity-in-pregnancy-a-novel-concept-on-the-roles-of-adipokines-in-uterine-contractility
#4
REVIEW
Judit Hajagos-Tóth, Eszter Ducza, Reza Samavati, Sandor G Vari, Robert Gaspar
Obesity is a global health problem even among pregnant women. Obesity alters quality of labor, such as preterm labor, prolonged labor, and higher oxytocin requirements in pregnant women. The most important factors to play a role in the altered gestational period and serve as drug targets to treat the consequences are female sexual hormones, calcium channels, adrenergic system, oxytocin, and prostaglandins. However, we have limited information about the impact of obesity on the pregnant uterine contractility and gestation time...
April 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399916/a-comparison-of-antenatal-classifications-of-overweight-and-obesity-prevalence-between-white-british-indian-pakistani-and-bangladeshi-pregnant-women-in-england-analysis-of-retrospective-data
#5
Rebecca Garcia, Nasreen Ali, Andy Guppy, Malcolm Griffiths, Gurch Randhawa
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity increases women's risk of poor birth outcomes, and statistics show that Pakistani and Bangladeshi women (who are born or settled) in the UK experience higher rates of perinatal mortality and congenital anomalies than white British or white Other women. This study compares the prevalence of maternal obesity in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and white British women using standard and Asian-specific BMI metrics. METHOD: Retrospective cross-sectional analysis using routinely recorded secondary data in Ciconia Maternity information System (CMiS), between 2008 and 2013...
April 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399584/-recommendations-for-physical-activity-during-and-after-pregnancy
#6
Nina Ferrari, Christine Graf
Regular physical activity during and after pregnancy has beneficial effects for mother and child. German recommendations for physical activity during pregnancy are still missing.We searched PubMed (MedLine) for guidelines published between January 2010 and September 2015 on physical activity during and after pregnancy.A systematic literature research identified 29 articles. Recommendations in the context of specific diseases (gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, obesity, hypertension, PCO, incontinence) or intervention programs were excluded...
March 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398257/the-life-course-implications-of-ready-to-use-therapeutic-food-for-children-in-low-income-countries
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Alessandra N Bazzano, Kaitlin S Potts, Lydia A Bazzano, John B Mason
The development of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) for the treatment of uncomplicated cases of severe acute malnutrition in young children from 6 months to 5 years old has greatly improved survival through the ability to treat large numbers of malnourished children in the community setting rather than at health facilities during emergencies. This success has led to a surge in demand for RUTF in low income countries that are frequently food insecure due to environmental factors such as cyclical drought...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392778/the-challenges-and-recommendations-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-care-in-india-a-review
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REVIEW
Suman Morampudi, Gayathri Balasubramanian, Arun Gowda, Behsad Zomorodi, Anand Shanthanagowd Patil
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a primary concern in India affecting approximately five million women each year. Existing literature indicate that prediabetes and diabetes affect approximately six million births in India alone, of which 90% are due to GDM. Studies reveal that there is no consensus among physicians and health-care providers in India regarding management of GDM prepartum and postpartum despite available guidelines. Also, there is no consensus among physicians as to when a woman should undergo oral glucose tolerance test after delivery...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391290/role-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-on-blood-pressure-regulation-and-vascular-function-in-pregnant-rats-on-a-high-fat-diet
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Ana C Palei, Frank T Spradley, Joey P Granger
BACKGROUND: While obesity is a leading risk factor for preeclampsia, the mechanisms whereby obese women are more susceptible to pregnancy-induced hypertension are unclear. As high-fat diet (HFD) is an important contributor to the development of obesity, we tested the hypothesis that pregnant rats on HFD have hypertension and endothelial dysfunction due to reduced nitric oxide synthase (NOS). METHODS: Twelve-week-old Sprague-Dawley female rats were fed normal diet (ND, 13% fat kcal) or HFD (40% fat kcal) for 9 weeks...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390661/ambient-air-pollution-and-low-birth-weight-are-some-women-more-vulnerable-than-others
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Nadja Westergaard, Ulrike Gehring, Rémy Slama, Marie Pedersen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ambient air pollution is controllable, and it is one of the greatest environmental threats to human health. Studies conducted worldwide have provided evidence that maternal exposure to ambient air pollution during pregnancy enhances the risk of low birth weight at term (TLBW, <2500g among infants born ≥37 completed weeks of gestation), a maker of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), and suggest that some subgroups of pregnant women who are smoking, of low or high body-mass index (BMI), low socioeconomic status (SES) or asthma are more vulnerable towards the effect of ambient air pollution...
April 6, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389056/effects-of-adipokines-and-obesity-on-uterine-contractility
#11
REVIEW
Henri Azaïs, Audrey Leroy, Louise Ghesquiere, Philippe Deruelle, Sandy Hanssens
Obesity is a major public health problem. The prevalence of obesity has significantly increased in developed countries, particularly in France with an overall increase of 76% over the last 15 years. In pregnant women, obesity is associated with alterations in the quality of labor, such as delayed onset of labor, a higher rate of prolonged pregnancies, prolonged labor, and higher oxytocin requirements. There is also an increased prevalence of Cesarean sections, particularly during the active phase of labor, and perinatal complications (postpartum hemorrhage)...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385076/higher-prepregnancy-body-mass-index-is-a-risk-factor-for-developing-preeclampsia-in-maya-mestizo-women-a-cohort-study
#12
Thelma Canto-Cetina, Ramón Mauricio Coral-Vázquez, David Rojano-Mejía, Sergio Pérez Godoy, Agustín Coronel, Patricia Canto
AIM: Preeclampsia and obesity are two closely related syndromes. The high maternal prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for present preeclampsia, independently of the ethnic background of the studied population. The aim of this study was to analyse in a prospective cohort study the relation between prepregnancy BMI and development of preeclampsia in Maya-Mestizo women. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study of 642 pregnant women that were included in the first trimester of the pregnancy (gestational age ≤12 weeks at the first antenatal visit) and all of them were of Maya-Mestizo ethnic origin from the state of Yucatán, México...
April 6, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384264/risk-factor-screening-to-identify-women-requiring-oral-glucose-tolerance-testing-to-diagnose-gestational-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-and-analysis-of-two-pregnancy-cohorts
#13
Diane Farrar, Mark Simmonds, Maria Bryant, Debbie A Lawlor, Fidelma Dunne, Derek Tuffnell, Trevor A Sheldon
BACKGROUND: Easily identifiable risk factors including: obesity and ethnicity at high risk of diabetes are commonly used to indicate which women should be offered the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) to diagnose gestational diabetes (GDM). Evidence regarding these risk factors is limited however. We conducted a systematic review (SR) and meta-analysis and individual participant data (IPD) analysis to evaluate the performance of risk factors in identifying women with GDM. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Medline in Process, Embase, Maternity and Infant Care and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) up to August 2016 and conducted additional reference checking...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383185/interactions-between-general-and-central-obesity-in-predicting-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-chinese-pregnant-women-a-prospective-population-based-study-in-tianjin-china
#14
Qian Han, Ping Shao, Junhong Leng, Cuiping Zhang, Wei Li, Guifeng Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yi Li, Zhe Li, Yanfeng Ren, Juliana Cn Chan, Xilin Yang
OBJECTIVE: To define cutoff points of body mass index and waist circumference for GDM and to check any additive interactions between high body mass index and high waist circumference for GDM in Chinese pregnant women. METHODS: From 2010 to 2012, we recruited 17,803 women who registered at 4 to12 weeks of gestation in Tianjin, China. GDM was diagnosed by the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group's criteria at 24 to 28 weeks of gestation...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382734/maternal-super-obesity-and-risk-for-intensive-care-unit-admission-in-the-mfmu-cesarean-registry
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Marcela C Smid, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Arthur J Vaught, Catherine J Vladutiu, Kim A Boggess, David M Stamilio
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is risk factor for intensive care unit (ICU) admission in non-pregnant populations. Less is known about maternal obesity and ICU admission risk. The objective of this study was to estimate the association between maternal obesity and ICU admission among women who delivered via cesarean or vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). MATERIAL AND METHOD: This is a retrospective cohort analysis of women who delivered via VBAC or cesarean in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit (MFMU) Cesarean Registry...
April 6, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368446/dysregulation-of-placental-mirna-in-maternal-obesity-is-associated-with-pre-and-post-natal-growth
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Gemma Carreras-Badosa, Alexandra Bonmatí, Francisco-Jose Ortega, Josep-Maria Mercader, Marta Guindo-Martínez, David Torrents, Anna Prats-Puig, Jose-Maria Martinez-Calcerrada, Francis DE Zegher, Lourdes Ibáñez, Jose-Manuel Fernandez-Real, Abel Lopez-Bermejo, Judit Bassols
Context: Human placenta exhibits a specific miRNA expression pattern. Some of these miRNAs are dysregulated in pregnancy disorders like preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction, and are potential biomarkers for these pathologies. Objective: To study the placental miRNA profile in pregnant women with pregestational (preOB) or gestational obesity (gestOB) and explore the associations of placental miRNAs dysregulated in maternal obesity with pre- and post-natal growth...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368304/pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-is-associated-with-dietary-inflammatory-index-and-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-during-pregnancy
#17
Dayeon Shin, Junguk Hur, Eun-Hee Cho, Hae-Kyung Chung, Nitin Shivappa, Michael D Wirth, James R Hébert, Kyung Won Lee
There have been a limited number of studies examining the association between pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and dietary inflammation during pregnancy. Our aim is to examine the association between pre-pregnancy BMI and the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII)™ and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations during pregnancy. The study included 631 pregnant American women from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) cross-sectional examinations from 2003 to 2012. Pre-pregnancy BMI was calculated based on self-reported pre-pregnancy weight and measured height...
April 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361552/serum-levels-of-nesfatin-1-are-increased-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Ying Zhang, Jia-Hui Lu, Si-Yuan Zheng, Jia-He Yan, Lin Chen, Xin Liu, Wei-Zhen Wu, Fang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the concentrations of nesfatin-1 in maternal and cord serum, to evaluate the expression of nesfatin-1 in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) from pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and those with normal glucose tolerance (NGT). METHODS: We studied a total of 50 GDM and 50 NGT subjects. The clinical features, serum nesfatin-1, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), lipid profiles were measured at the third trimester of pregnancy...
March 31, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356296/sex-dependent-effects-of-antenatal-glucocorticoids-on-insulin-sensitivity-in-adult-sheep-role-of-the-adipose-tissue-renin-angiotensin-system
#19
G Angela Massmann, Jie Zhang, Won Joon Seong, Minhyoung Kim, Jorge P Figueroa
Exposure to glucocorticoids in utero is associated with changes in organ function and structure in the adult. The aims of this study were to characterize the effects of antenatal exposure to glucocorticoids on glucose handling and the role of adipose tissue. Pregnant sheep received betamethasone (Beta, 0.17 mg/kg) or vehicle (V) 24-h apart at 80-days gestation and allowed to deliver at term. At 9 months, male and female offspring were fed at either 100% of nutritional allowance (lean) or ad libitum for 3 months (obese)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352011/biopsy-of-small-kidneys-a-safe-and-a-useful-guide-to-potentially-treatable-kidney-disease
#20
Kamel El-Reshaid, Wael El-Reshaid, Dalal Al-Bader, Jozsef Varro, John Madda, Hosameldin Tawfik Sallam
Over the past four years, all patients with unexplained rapid progression of their renal disease were subjected to kidney biopsy, despite their small size (<9 cm), to define its etiology. Children, pregnant women, morbidly obese patients, and those with an unstable cardiovascular state, septicemia, bleeding diathesis as well as those kidney size with size <6 cm were excluded from the study. Doppler ultrasound was used to exclude renovascular/ischemic nephropathy. The procedure was performed by an interventional radiologist using a biopsy gun technique and under ultrasound guidance...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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