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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331998/torsion-and-rupture-of-a-non-communicating-rudimentary-horn-in-a-17-week-gestation-in-a-16-year-old-girl-lessons-learnt
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Namrata Kumar, Vinita Das, Amita Pandey, Smriti Agrawal
A unicornuate uterus with non-communicating rudimentary horn has always been notorious and poses threat to continuation of pregnancy with dismal consequences. We are reporting an interesting case of uterine malformation with a 90° rotation of uterine axis which ultimately ruptured during termination of pregnancy. The rarity in our case was not only conception in non-communicating horn but also the complete twisting of axis which made the pregnant horn come in front of the non-gravid unicornuate uterus, mimicking normal pregnancy...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329981/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-leucine-aminopeptidase-gene-from-taenia-pisiformis
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Shaohua Zhang, Xuepeng Cai, Xuenong Luo, Shuai Wang, Aijiang Guo, Junling Hou, Run Wu
Leucine aminopeptidase (LAP, EC: 3.4.11.1) is an important metalloexopeptidase that catalyze the hydrolysis of amino-terminal leucine residues from polypeptides and proteins. In this study, a full length of cDNA encoding leucine aminopeptidase of Taenia pisiformis (TpLAP) was cloned by rapid amplification of cDNA-ends using the polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR) method. The full-length cDNA of the TpLAP gene is 1823 bp and contains a 1569 bp ORF encoding 533 amino acids with a putative mass of 56.4 kDa...
January 9, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324543/short-term-outcomes-and-pregnancy-rate-after-laparoscopic-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-borderline-ovarian-tumors-a-single-institute-experience
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Jianguo Zhao, Caiyan Liu, Jing Liu, Pengpeng Qu
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the short-term outcomes and pregnancy rate after a laparoscopic approach to fertility preservation in patients with borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs). METHODS: Clinic-pathologic variants of patients with BOTs who underwent conservative surgery at the Tianjin Central Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology between January 2009 and July 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Among 211 patients with BOTs, 74 (35...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317315/carry-over-effects-modulated-by-salinity-during-the-early-ontogeny-of-the-euryhaline-crab-hemigrapsus-crenulatus-from-the-southeastern-pacific-coast-development-time-and-carbon-and-energy-content-of-offspring
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Ángel Urzúa, Miguel Bascur, Fabián Guzmán, Mauricio Urbina
Hemigrapsus crenulatus is a key species of coastal and estuarine ecosystems in the Southeastern Pacific and New Zealand. Since the gravid females-and their embryos-develop under conditions of variable salinity, we propose that low external salinity will be met with an increase in energy expenditures in order to maintain osmoregulation; subsequently, the use of energy reserves for reproduction will be affected. In this study, we investigate in H. crenulatus whether 1) the biomass and energy content of embryos is influenced by salinity experienced during oogenesis and embryogenesis and 2) how variation in the biomass and energy content of embryos affects larval energetic condition at hatching...
January 6, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310609/self-medication-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinic-at-makongoro-health-centre-in-mwanza-tanzania-a-challenge-to-health-systems
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Karol J Marwa, Agnes Njalika, Deodatus Ruganuza, Deogratias Katabalo, Erasmus Kamugisha
BACKGROUND: Self-medication is a universal challenge that requires attention because of the potential threat not only to the pregnant women but also to unborn child. Data on self-medication practice and predictors among pregnant women is lacking in Tanzania. Information on the effects of this practice to the pregnant woman and the foetus globally is also scanty. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study which was conducted using face to face interview with 372 pregnant women at Makongoro health centre...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302528/the-prevalence-of-elevated-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-normal-pregnancy-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Renu Kumari, Harkaran Singh
Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in normal pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to compare the prevalence in both groups. Materials and Methods: We conducted a case-control study between April 2015 and April 2016. Statistical analysis was performed by the SPSS program version 17. Categorical variables were analyzed using either the Chi-square test or Fisher's exact test...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299880/-impact-of-egg-laying-delay-on-reproduction-gorging-habit-and-mortality-in-gravid-females-anopheles-gambiae-diptera-culicidae
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D S Touré, A F Ouattara, K D Kra, K E Kwadjo, M Koné, M Doumbia, J M C Doannio
The main vector of malaria Anopheles gambiae maintains the transmission of malaria over long periods of time, because of the exceptional longevity and great ability to adapt to various environments. The aim of this study is to understand the impact of the predefined egg laying delay that characterizes long dry seasons on reproductive dynamics, feeding habit, and mortality rate of An. gambiae gravid females. For this purpose, gravid females of An. gambiae awaiting laying, previously fed with blood were kept under observation in cages for several weeks...
December 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299282/inducing-broadcast-coral-spawning-ex-situ-closed-system-mesocosm-design-and-husbandry-protocol
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Jamie Craggs, James R Guest, Michelle Davis, Jeremy Simmons, Ehsan Dashti, Michael Sweet
For many corals, the timing of broadcast spawning correlates strongly with a number of environmental signals (seasonal temperature, lunar, and diel cycles). Robust experimental studies examining the role of these putative cues in triggering spawning have been lacking until recently because it has not been possible to predictably induce spawning in fully closed artificial mesocosms. Here, we present a closed system mesocosm aquarium design that utilizes microprocessor technology to accurately replicate environmental conditions, including photoperiod, seasonal insolation, lunar cycles, and seasonal temperature from Singapore and the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Australia...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291011/transferrin-receptor-1-upregulation-in-primary-tumor-and-downregulation-in-benign-kidney-is-associated-with-progression-and-mortality-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Christopher J Greene, Kristopher Attwood, Nitika J Sharma, Kenneth W Gross, Gary J Smith, Bo Xu, Eric C Kauffman
The central dysregulated pathway of clear cell (cc) renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the von Hippel Lindau/hypoxia inducible factor-α axis, is a key regulator of intracellular iron levels, however the role of iron uptake in human RCC tumorigenesis and progression remains unknown. We conducted a thorough, large-scale investigation of the expression and prognostic significance of the primary iron uptake protein, transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1/CD71/TFRC), in RCC patients. TfR1 immunohistochemistry was performed in over 1500 cores from 574 renal cell tumor patient tissues (primary tumors, matched benign kidneys, metastases) and non-neoplastic tissues from 36 different body sites...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284336/prenatal-diagnosis-of-seckel-syndrome-at-21-weeks-gestation-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mehmet Ozgur Akkurt, Kaan Pakay, Iltac Akkurt, Muzaffer Temur, Engin Korkmazer
BACKGROUND: The Seckel syndrome is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder that characterized severe pre- and post-natal growth restriction, microcephaly and a bird-like fetal head appearance. A few clinical reports revealed prenatal sonographic findings in the literature. CASE: A 29-year-old, Turkish, gravid 3, para 2, woman was referred to our center for further evaluation of a suspicion of microcephaly at 21 weeks' gestation. The couple was third degree consanguineous...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278864/stroke-volume-recruitability-during-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Sandra Herrera, Maggie J Kuhlmann-Capek, Sarah C Rogan, Antonio F Saad, George R Saade, Gary D V Hankins, Luis D Pacheco
OBJECTIVE:  It is unknown whether the heart operates in the ascending or flat portion of the Starling curve during normal pregnancy. Pregnant women do not respond to the passive leg-raising maneuver secondary to mechanical obstruction of the inferior vena cava by the gravid uterus. Our objective was to evaluate if administration of a fluid bolus increases baseline stroke volume (SV) among healthy pregnant patients during the third trimester. STUDY DESIGN:  Healthy pregnant women who underwent elective term cesarean sections were included...
December 26, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276621/developing-a-novel-risk-prediction-model-for-severe-malarial-anemia
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E B Brickley, E Kabyemela, J D Kurtis, M Fried, A M Wood, P E Duffy
As a pilot study to investigate whether personalized medicine approaches could have value for the reduction of malaria-related mortality in young children, we evaluated questionnaire and biomarker data collected from the Mother Offspring Malaria Study Project birth cohort (Muheza, Tanzania, 2002-2006) at the time of delivery as potential prognostic markers for pediatric severe malarial anemia. Severe malarial anemia, defined here as a Plasmodium falciparum infection accompanied by hemoglobin levels below 50 g/L, is a key manifestation of life-threatening malaria in high transmission regions...
2017: Glob Health Epidemiol Genom
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244174/the-attractiveness-of-the-gravid-aedes-trap-to-dengue-vectors-in-fiji
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James F Harwood, Vineshwaran Rama, John M Hash, Scott W Gordon
The Gravid Aedes Trap (GAT) is a passive trap that relies on visual and olfactory cues to lure and capture gravid mosquitoes. The GAT was designed as a dengue vector surveillance tool for use in conditions where power sources are not readily available. Experiments were conducted over a 10-d period in Fiji to determine which species of mosquitoes the GAT would collect, how different infusion types affect the attractiveness of the trap, how long each infusion type took to begin attracting mosquitoes, and how long the infusion was attractive to container breeding Aedes mosquitoes...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236710/the-burden-of-obesity-in-women-of-reproductive-age-and-in-pregnancy-in-a-middle-income-setting-a-population-based-study-from-jamaica
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Lovney Kanguru, Affette McCaw-Binns, Jacqueline Bell, Novie Yonger-Coleman, Rainford Wilks, Julia Hussein
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is rising globally and is associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study aims to investigate overweight and obesity and its consequences among Jamaican women of reproductive age, particularly development of diabetes, hypertension and the risk of maternal death. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A national lifestyle survey (2007/8) of 1371 women of reproductive age provided data on the prevalence of high BMI, associated risk factors and co-morbidities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228009/prevalence-of-anemia-and-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-in-southern-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Meaza Lebso, Anchamo Anato, Eskindir Loha
BACKGROUND: Anemia is defined as a condition in which there is less than the normal hemoglobin (Hb) level in the body. During pregnancy; iron deficiency is associated with multiple adverse outcomes for both mother and infant. Most of the studies conducted in Ethiopia on anemia during pregnancy were conducted at institution level and associated factors are not well studied and documented. Independent factors like, food security status, dietary diversity and intestinal parasites infection were considered by only a few of them...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227690/effect-of-the-induction-of-transgenerational-obesity-on-maternal-fetal-parameters
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Thaigra Sousa Soares, Ana Paula Andreolla, Carolina Abreu Miranda, Eduardo Klöppel, Luhara Silva Rodrigues, Rafaianne Queiroz Moraes-Souza, Débora Cristina Damasceno, Gustavo Tadeu Volpato, Kleber Eduardo Campos
Maternal obesity can cause complications for both women and their offspring for generations. Therefore, we intended to verify the repercussions of induction of transgenerational obesity on biochemical parameters, reproductive performance, and congenital anomaly frequency in Wistar rats. Female rats were used from successive generations. The female rats of parental generation (F0, n=10) were mated to obtain their offspring (F1 generation). F1 female rats received a monosodium glutamate (MSG) solution to induce obesity (n=07) or vehicle (control, n=06) during the neonatal period...
December 11, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223041/understanding-motivations-for-dietary-supplementation-during-pregnancy-a-focus-group-study
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Lenka Malek PhD, Wendy J Umberger PhD, Maria Makrides PhD, Carmel T Collins PhD, Shao Jia Zhou PhD
OBJECTIVE: to increase understanding of psychosocial factors (behavioural, normative and control beliefs) motivating vitamin and mineral supplement use during pregnancy. DESIGN: ten focus group discussions and two in-depth interviews were conducted using a script comprising questions based on study objectives. All discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using a framework approach. SETTING: South Australia, Australia. SUBJECTS: 40 women aged 21-45 years who were either pregnant or<12 months postpartum...
November 26, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217922/effect-of-solanum-nigrun-on-uterus-of-non-gravid-rats
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Freddy O Agoreyo, B Rita Ohimai, Magdalene I Omigie
Background: Solanum nigrum is a widely used plant in oriental medicine where it is considered to be antioxidant, anti- inflammatory and diuretic. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Solanum Nigrum on uterine contractions. Method: Female Wistar Wister albino rats were used for the study. They were housed in a single large cage in an atmospheric controlled environment. Twenty-four hours before every experiment, 0.2 mg/kg of diethylstilbesterol constituted in 1:1 ethanol/water solution, was administered intraperitoneally as a pre-treatment to the rats to induce oestrus...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215133/a-five-year-retrospective-study-on-syphilis-in-the-sexual-transmitted-disease-centre-stdc-of-the-teaching-hospital-umberto-i-in-rome
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S Pala, C Conti, P Goldoni, D Silvaggio, M Nicolai, E Schiariti, G B Orsi
OBJECTIVES: A retrospective study describing syphilis epidemiological and clinical features in patients referring to an infectious diseases centre in Rome, Italy. METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2015 demographic, behavioral and clinical data were collected from all adult patients attending the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Centre of the Teaching Hospital Umberto I in Rome. RESULTS: Overall 723 patients, 495 males and 228 females, with syphilis infection diagnosis were included...
January 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214155/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-technology-based-approach-for-preventing-excess-weight-gain-during-pregnancy-among-women-with-overweight
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Ariana M Chao, Sindhu K Srinivas, Stacia K Studt, Lisa K Diewald, David B Sarwer, Kelly C Allison
Objective: Overweight/obesity and excess weight gain during pregnancy are associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Few interventions have been effective in limiting gestational weight gain among women with overweight or obesity. This pilot, randomized clinical trial compared treatment as usual (TAU) to a lifestyle modification program delivered via phone for the prevention of excess gestational weight gain in women who had overweight or obesity. Methods: Participants included 41 pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m2 (mean age = 28...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
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