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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434090/a-best-practice-position-statement-on-the-role-of-the-nephrologist-in-the-prevention-and-follow-up-of-preeclampsia-the-italian-study-group-on-kidney-and-pregnancy
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Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Santina Castellino, Giuseppe Gernone, Domenico Santoro, Gabriella Moroni, Donatella Spotti, Franca Giacchino, Rossella Attini, Monica Limardo, Stefania Maxia, Antioco Fois, Linda Gammaro, Tullia Todros
Preeclampsia (PE) is a protean syndrome causing a transitory kidney disease, characterised by hypertension and proteinuria, ultimately reversible after delivery. Its prevalence is variously estimated, from 3 to 5% to 10% if all the related disorders, including also pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and HELLP syndrome (haemolysis, increase in liver enzyme, low platelets) are included. Both nephrologists and obstetricians are involved in the management of the disease, according to different protocols, and the clinical management, as well as the role for each specialty, differs worldwide...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418339/fetal-nasal-bone-length-as-a-novel-marker-for-prediction-of-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Mehmet Tunç Canda, Namık Demir, Orçun Sezer
BACKGROUND: Adverse outcomes of pregnancy are a challenging health-care problem. Prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes is important to prevent the morbidities of the foetus and the mother. AIMS: To study the clinical interest of fetal nasal bone length in predicting adverse pregnancy outcomes in the first trimester of pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A population-based retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Data from 868 women with first-trimester fetal nasal bone length and birth records available were enrolled...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412461/effects-of-low-dose-aspirin-on-maternal-blood-pressure-and-vascular-function-in-an-experimental-model-of-gestational-hypertension
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Oluwatobiloba Osikoya, Paresh A Jaini, An Nguyen, Melissa Valdes, Styliani Goulopoulou
Daily intake of low-dose aspirin after 12weeks of gestation is currently recommended as a preventative intervention in pregnancies in high risk of developing preeclampsia. This recommendation is based on epidemiological evidence, whereas experimental studies investigating the exact mechanisms of aspirin action during pregnancy are lacking. We previously showed that treating pregnant rats with a synthetic mimetic of unmethylated CpG DNA (bacterial DNA) caused preeclampsia-like characteristics such as maternal hypertension and increased cyclooxygenase (COX) expression and activity...
April 12, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401529/influence-of-exercise-intervention-on-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Zheng, H Wang, M Ren
AIMS: Exercise intervention might be a promising approach to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus. However, the results remained controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the effect of exercise intervention on gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: PubMed, EMbase, Web of science, EBSCO, and Cochrane library databases were systematically searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of exercise intervention on gestational diabetes mellitus were included...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382413/neurodevelopmental-consequences-in-offspring-of-mothers-with-preeclampsia-during-pregnancy-underlying-biological-mechanism-via-imprinting-genes
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Yoko Nomura, Rosalind M John, Anna Bugge Janssen, Charles Davey, Jackie Finik, Jessica Buthmann, Vivette Glover, Luca Lambertini
PURPOSE: Preeclampsia is known to be a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among mothers and their infants. Approximately 3-8% of all pregnancies in the US are complicated by preeclampsia and another 5-7% by hypertensive symptoms. However, less is known about its long-term influence on infant neurobehavioral development. The current review attempts to demonstrate new evidence for imprinting gene dysregulation caused by hypertension, which may explain the link between maternal preeclampsia and neurocognitive dysregulation in offspring...
April 5, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370230/interventions-to-reduce-neonatal-mortality-a-mathematical-model-to-evaluate-impact-of-interventions-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Jennifer B Griffin, Elizabeth M McClure, Beena Kamath-Rayne, Bonnie Hepler, Doris Rouse, Alan H Jobe, Robert L Goldenberg
AIM: To determine which interventions would have the greatest impact on reducing neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa in 2012. METHODS: We used MANDATE, a mathematical model, to evaluate scenarios for the impact of available interventions on neonatal deaths from primary causes, including: 1) for birth asphyxia -NDASH- obstetric care preventing intrapartum asphyxia, newborn resuscitation, and treatment of asphyxiated infants; 2) for preterm birth -NDASH- corticosteroids, oxygen, continuous positive air pressure, and surfactant; and, 3) for serious newborn infection -NDASH- clean delivery, chlorhexidine cord care, and antibiotics...
March 31, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360907/aspirin-the-mechanism-of-action-revisited-in-the-context-of-pregnancy-complications
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REVIEW
Angela P Cadavid
Aspirin is one of the most frequently used and cheapest drugs in medicine. It belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with a wide range of pharmacological activities, including analgesic, antipyretic, and antiplatelet properties. Currently, it is accepted to prescribe a low dose of aspirin to pregnant women who are at high risk of preeclampsia (PE) because it reduces the onset of this complication. Another pregnancy alteration in which a low dose of aspirin is recommended is the obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350823/cluster-analysis-to-estimate-the-risk-of-preeclampsia-in-the-high-risk-prediction-and-prevention-of-preeclampsia-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-predo-study
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Pia M Villa, Pekka Marttinen, Jussi Gillberg, A Inkeri Lokki, Kerttu Majander, Maija-Riitta Ordén, Pekka Taipale, Anukatriina Pesonen, Katri Räikkönen, Esa Hämäläinen, Eero Kajantie, Hannele Laivuori
OBJECTIVES: Preeclampsia is divided into early-onset (delivery before 34 weeks of gestation) and late-onset (delivery at or after 34 weeks) subtypes, which may rise from different etiopathogenic backgrounds. Early-onset disease is associated with placental dysfunction. Late-onset disease develops predominantly due to metabolic disturbances, obesity, diabetes, lipid dysfunction, and inflammation, which affect endothelial function. Our aim was to use cluster analysis to investigate clinical factors predicting the onset and severity of preeclampsia in a cohort of women with known clinical risk factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338737/retinol-binding-protein-4-and-lipids-prospectively-measured-during-early-to-mid-pregnancy-in-relation-to-preeclampsia-and-preterm-birth-risk
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Pauline Mendola, Akhgar Ghassabian, James L Mills, Cuilin Zhang, Michael Y Tsai, Aiyi Liu, Edwina H Yeung
BACKGROUND: Maternal retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) and lipids may relate to preeclampsia and preterm birth risk but longitudinal data are lacking. This study examines these biomarkers longitudinally during pregnancy in relation to preeclampsia and preterm birth risk. METHODS: Maternal serum samples from the Calcium for Preeclampsia Prevention (CPEP) trial were analyzed at baseline: average 15 gestational weeks; mid-pregnancy: average 27 weeks; and at >34 weeks...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323944/from-pregnancy-to-preeclampsia-a-key-role-for-estrogens
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Nadia Berkane, Philippe Liere, Jean-Paul Oudinet, Alexandre Hertig, Guillaume Lefèvre, Nicola Pluchino, Michael Schumacher, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet
Preeclampsia (PE) results in placental dysfunction and is one of the primary causes of maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. During pregnancy, estrogen is produced primarily in the placenta by conversion of androgen precursors originating from maternal and fetal adrenal glands. These processes lead to increased plasma estrogen concentrations compared with levels in nonpregnant women. Aberrant production of estrogens could play a key role in PE symptoms because they are exclusively produced by the placenta and they promote angiogenesis and vasodilation...
April 1, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304315/using-antifibrinolytics-in-the-peripartum-period-concern-for-a-hypercoagulable-effect
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H K Ahmadzia, E L Lockhart, S M Thomas, I J Welsby, M R Hoffman, A H James, A P Murtha, G K Swamy, C A Grotegut
INTRODUCTION: Although antifibrinolytic agents are used to prevent and treat hemorrhage, there are concerns about a potential increased risk for peripartum venous thromboembolism. We sought to determine the impact of tranexamic acid and ɛ-aminocaproic acid on in vitro clotting properties in pregnancy. METHODS: Blood samples was obtained from healthy pregnant, obese, and preeclamptic pregnant women (n = 10 in each group) prior to delivery as well as from healthy non-pregnant controls (n = 10)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301493/obstetrician-s-risk-perception-on-the-prescription-of-magnesium-sulfate-in-severe-preeclampsia-and-eclampsia-a-qualitative-study-in-brazil
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Fátima Aparecida Lotufo, Mary Angela Parpinelli, Maria José Osis, Fernanda Garanhani Surita, Maria Laura Costa, José Guilherme Cecatti
INTRODUCTION: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is the drug of choice for the prevention and control of seizures in the management of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia. Several barriers have been identified in the use of MgSO4, especially in low and middle-income settings. OBJECTIVE: To describe the obstetrician's perception on possible reasons for underutilizing magnesium sulfate to treat preeclampsia/eclampsia. METHOD: A qualitative clinical study, based on phenomenological reference by semi-structured interviews and open-ended discussions with obstetricians of the public healthcare system in primary care units (PCU) and referral maternity hospitals (RMH), in a southeastern Brazilian city...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294475/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-prevents-hypoxic-trophoblast-induced-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-via-targeting-hmgb1-release
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Min Zhao, Yaling Feng, Jianping Xiao, Jie Liang, Yongxiang Yin, Daozhen Chen
Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious blood pressure disorder of pregnancy. Systemic endothelial cell dysfunction, a hallmark of PE, is previously estimated to be induced by hypoxic trophoblast high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1). In the present study, we investigated the protective effect of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS), the soluble form of tanshinone IIA isolated from danshen, against hypoxic trophoblast HMGB1-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) dysfunction. Our results showed that HMGB1 expression and release were significantly decreased in STS-treated hypoxic JEG-3 cells...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292692/using-critical-flicker-frequency-in-the-evaluation-of-visual-impairment-in-preeclamptic-women
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Marina Maier, Andreas Brückmann, Ekkehard Schleußner, Dietmar Schlembach
OBJECTIVE: To assess critical flicker frequency (CFF) in normal uneventful pregnancy and preeclampsia. STUDY-DESIGN: Case-control observational study at the University Hospital Jena and Outpatient Institute for Prenatal Diagnosis and Preventive Medicine. 25 non-pregnant women, 75 uncomplicated pregnant women in first, second and third trimester, and 15 women with overt preeclampsia. For comparison with preeclamptic patients we matched 15 normal pregnant women (mNP) for age, parity, body mass index, current smoking and family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286810/epidemiology-and-related-risk-factors-of-preterm-labor-as-an-obstetrics-emergency
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Ali Asghar Halimi Asl, Saeed Safari, Mohsen Parvareshi Hamrah
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth is still a major health problem throughout the world, which results in 75% of neonatal mortality. Preterm labor not only inflicts financial and emotional distress, it may also lead to permanent disability. The present study was conducted to determine the related risk factors and preventive measures of preterm labor. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study assessed all preterm labors, as well as an equal number of term labors, during seven years, at an educational hospital...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282763/mirna-expression-for-early-diagnosis-of-preeclampsia-onset-hope-or-hype
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Antonio Simone Laganà, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Fabrizio Sapia, Gaetano Valenti, Francesco Corrado, Francesco Padula, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Rosario D'Anna
PURPOSE: Preeclampsia (PE) is a multi-systemic disease characterized by hypertension, proteinuria and other typical signs that can negatively affect the development of pregnancy. The outcome of the disease is strongly linked to the possibility of early diagnosis, in order to prevent the clinical manifestations. Pathogenesis is still unknown, although abnormalities of placenta development linked to angiogenesis alterations and abnormal trophoblastic invasion seem to be involved, corroborating the epigenetic theory...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276106/provocative-ideas-on-human-placental-biology-a-prerequisite-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-neonatal-health-challenges
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REVIEW
Shilpi Sehgal, Shinjini Bhatnagar, S K Pallavi
A 2-day invite-only meeting on generating "Provocative Ideas on human placental research" was organized on 1-2 December 2015 at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad. This meeting was sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The objectives of this meeting were the critical evaluation of placental physiology and its development. Special emphasis was placed on understanding the consequences and implications of placental development in sustenance of pregnancy and in pregnancy-associated complications such as preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, and preterm birth...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243243/role-of-maternal-periodontitis-in-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Hongyu Ren, Minquan Du
In the last two decades, many studies have focused on whether periodontitis is a risk factor for preterm birth (PTB). However, both epidemiological investigation and intervention trials have reached contradictory results from different studies. What explains the different findings, and how should future studies be conducted to better assess this risk factor? This article reviews recent epidemiological, animal, and in vitro studies as well as intervention trials that evaluate the link between periodontitis and PTB...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210518/epstein-barr-virus-induced-mononucleosis-as-an-imitator-of-severe-preeclampsia
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S Allison Staley, Marcela C Smid, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Elizabeth M Stringer
Background In pregnancy, conditions presenting with hematologic abnormalities, transaminitis, and proteinuria pose diagnostic challenges in pregnancy. Case We present the case of an 18-year-old woman, G1P0, at 33 weeks' gestation with fever of unknown cause, who developed progressively elevated liver enzymes, proteinuria, and thrombocytopenia, due to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Conclusion Acute infection with EBV should be included in the differential diagnosis of preeclampsia with severe features, particularly in the setting of fever...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209494/effect-of-early-onset-preeclampsia-on-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-fifth-decade-of-life
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Anouk Bokslag, Pim W Teunissen, Constantijn Franssen, Floortje van Kesteren, Otto Kamp, Wessel Ganzevoort, Walter J Paulus, Christianne J M de Groot
BACKGROUND: Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, in particular early-onset preeclampsia, are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. These women have a more than 2-fold increased risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases. Most studies have focused on identification of risk factors shortly after pregnancy. Less is known on the prevalence of risk factors or actual signs of cardiovascular disease 5-20 years later. The presence of hypertension or metabolic syndrome can be seen as an opportunity for preventive interventions to reduce the development of severe cardiovascular diseases like myocardial infarction and stroke...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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