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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432903/the-decidua-of-preeclamptic-like-bph-5-mice-exhibits-an-exaggerated-inflammatory-response-during-early-pregnancy
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C Y Heyward, J L Sones, H E Lob, L C Yuen, K E Abbott, W Huang, Z R Begun, S D Butler, A August, C A Leifer, R L Davisson
Preeclampsia is a devastating complication of pregnancy characterized by late-gestation hypertension and proteinuria. Because the only definitive treatment is delivery of the fetus and placenta, preeclampsia contributes to increased morbidity and mortality of both mother and fetus. The BPH/5 mouse model, which spontaneously develops a syndrome strikingly similar to preeclampsia, displays excessive inflammation and suppression of inflammation improves pregnancy outcomes. During early pregnancy, decidual macrophages play an important role in promoting maternal tolerance to fetal antigens and regulating tissue remodeling, two functions that are critical for normal placental development...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427374/prenatal-determinants-of-physical-activity-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-adolescence-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1986-study
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Marjaana Tikanmäki, Tuija Tammelin, Marja Vääräsmäki, Marika Sipola-Leppänen, Satu Miettola, Anneli Pouta, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Eero Kajantie
BACKGROUND: Lower levels of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness are key risk factors of chronic adult diseases. Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness are predicted by birth weight, but the underlying parental and pregnancy-related factors remain largely unknown. We examined how prenatal determinants are associated with physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in adolescence. METHODS: Of the 16-year-old members of the population-based Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 (NFBC 1986), 6682 singletons with no major physical disability reported their amount of physical activity outside school hours, and 4706 completed a submaximal cycle ergometer test assessing cardiorespiratory fitness...
April 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426127/postpartum-hypertension-etiology-diagnosis-and-management
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Kathryn J Sharma, Sarah J Kilpatrick
Importance: Postpartum hypertension complicates approximately 2% of pregnancies and, similar to antepartum severe hypertension, can have devastating consequences including maternal death. Objective: This review aims to increase the knowledge and skills of women's health care providers in understanding, diagnosing, and managing hypertension in the postpartum period. Results: Hypertension complicating pregnancy, including postpartum, is defined as systolic blood pressure 140 mm Hg or greater and/or diastolic blood pressure 90 mm Hg or greater on 2 or more occasions at least 4 hours apart...
April 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424040/challenges-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Sarah Soo-Hoo, Jenny Seong, Brandon R Porten, Nedaa Skeik
Takayasu arteritis is a rare, chronic vasculitis of unknown etiology characterized by inflammation of the aorta and its main branches. Although Takayasu arteritis mostly affects women of childbearing age, there is a paucity in the literature on pregnancy associated with Takayasu arteritis. Pregnant patients are at increased risk of cardiovascular complications, including hypertension and congestive heart failure, which may jeopardize both maternal and fetal outcomes. Furthermore, optimal management has not yet been established for pregnant patients with Takayasu arteritis, posing a clinical challenge...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422347/serum-placental-growth-factor-and-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-at-mid-gestation-in-healthy-women-association-with-small-for-gestational-age-neonates
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Itsuko Furuta, Takeshi Umazume, Takashi Kojima, Kentaro Chiba, Kinuko Nakagawa, Ami Hosokawa, Satoshi Ishikawa, Takahiro Yamada, Mamoru Morikawa, Hisanori Minakami
AIM: This study was performed to determine the associations between serum placental growth factor (PlGF) and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) levels at mid-gestation with the risk of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) neonates born at gestational week (GW) ≥ 36 in healthy women. METHODS: PlGF and sFlt-1 concentrations were determined at GW 24-27 in 183 women with births at GW ≥ 36, but without gestational diabetes mellitus and hypertension. RESULTS: Thirteen (7...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419848/toll-like-receptor-activation-vascular-endothelial-function-and-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Dakshnapriya Balasubbramanian, Catalina A Lopez Gelston, Brett M Mitchell, Piyali Chatterjee
Aberrant innate immune system activation in the mother contributes greatly to the development of hypertension during pregnancy. Numerous groups have elicited vascular inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and hypertension in animals during gestation by directly activating Toll-like receptors. Additionally, several experimental therapies that reduce pro-inflammatory immune cells and cytokines restore vascular endothelial function and normalize blood pressure. This review will summarize the research demonstrating that an excessive maternal innate immune response is sufficient to cause vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, which contributes to the development of hypertension during pregnancy...
April 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419299/pregnancy-and-labor-complications-in-female-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-the-british-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Raoul C Reulen, Chloe J Bright, David L Winter, Miranda M Fidler, Kwok Wong, Joyeeta Guha, Julie S Kelly, Clare Frobisher, Angela B Edgar, Roderick Skinner, W Hamish B Wallace, Mike M Hawkins
Background: Female survivors of childhood cancer treated with abdominal radiotherapy who manage to conceive are at risk of delivering premature and low-birthweight offspring, but little is known about whether abdominal radiotherapy may also be associated with additional complications during pregnancy and labor. We investigated the risk of developing pregnancy and labor complications among female survivors of childhood cancer in the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS). Methods: Pregnancy and labor complications were identified by linking the BCCSS cohort (n = 17 980) to the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for England...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412849/maternal-hemodynamic-changes-and-predictors-of-poor-obstetric-outcome-in-women-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-a-five-year-observational-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Osama Elkelani, Abdelhamid Shaheen, Awni Gamal, Hassan Badr
OBJECTIVE: to assess prospectively the maternal cardiovascular hemodynamic changes and obstetric outcome in women with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and to detect predictors of poor outcome. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 204 pregnant patients with RHD who were divided into two groups; successful pregnancy group with living fetus (n = 126) and poor obstetric outcome group with fetal or neonatal loss (n = 78). Hemodynamic changes, maternal and fetal outcome were assessed and recorded...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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/28411128/the-effects-of-experimental-gestational-hypertension-on-maternal-blood-pressure-and-fluid-intake-and-pre-weanling-hypothalamic-neuronal-activity
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Juan Arguelles, Carmen Perillan, Terry G Beltz, Baojian Xue, Daniel Badaue-Passos, Jose A Vega, Alan Kim Johnson
To examine the fetal programming effects of maternal hypertension, natriophilia and hyperreninemia [experimentally induced in rats by partial inter-renal aortic ligature (PAL) prior to mating] fos immunoreactivity was studied in 6-day-old offspring of PAL and control mothers. The purposes of the present set of experiments were twofold. The first was to characterize the effects of PAL on the mother's arterial blood pressure and intake of salt (1.8% NaCl solution) and water over the course of gestation. Second, was to study the pattern of neuronal activation in key brain areas of 6-day-old offspring treated with the dipsogen isoproterenol that were from PAL and control mothers...
April 11, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407656/high-blood-pressure-during-pregnancy-is-not-a-protective-factor-for-preterm-infants-with-very-low-birth-weight-a-case-control-study
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Annibal Tagliaferri Sabino, Eduardo de Souza, Ana Lucia Goulart, Adriana Martins de Lima, Nelson Sass
Objective To evaluate whether the presence of maternal blood pressure reduces the risks of morbidity, perinatal mortality and morbidity at 24 months of age in very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs) compared with a control group. Methods A retrospective, observational, case-control study. Total 49 VLBWIs were allocated to the study group, called the maternal arterial hypertension group (AHG), and matched with 44 in the control group (CG). The infants were assessed during hospitalization and at 12 and 24 months corrected age at a specialized clinic...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402512/defective-trophoblast-invasion-underlies-fetal-growth-restriction-and-pre-eclampsia-like-symptoms-in-the-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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G Barrientos, M Pussetto, M Rose, A C Staff, S M Blois, J E Toblli
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of chronic hypertension on placental development, fetal growth and maternal outcome in the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP)? SUMMARY ANSWER: SHRSP showed an impaired remodeling of the spiral arteries and abnormal pattern of trophoblast invasion during placentation, which were associated with subsequent maternal glomerular injury and increased baseline hypertension as well as placental insufficiency and asymmetric fetal growth restriction...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401531/exercise-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-gestational-hypertensive-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elena Rita Magro-Malosso, Gabriele Saccone, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Amanda Roman, Vincenzo Berghella
Gestational hypertensive disorders, including gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, are one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of exercise during pregnancy on the risk of gestational hypertensive disorders MATERIAL AND METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from their inception to February 2017. Selection criteria included only randomized controlled trials of uncomplicated pregnant women assigned before 23 weeks to an aerobic exercise regimen or not...
April 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400286/increased-oxidative-stress-and-cytokinesis-block-micronucleus-cytome-assay-parameters-in-pregnant-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-gestational-arterial-hypertension
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Mina Toljic, Amira Egic, Jelena Munjas, Natasa Karadzov Orlic, Zagorka Milovanovic, Aleksandra Radenkovic, Jovana Vuceljic, Ivana Joksic
We investigated whether gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and gestational arterial hypertension (GH) are associated with increased oxidative stress and DNA damage. Study included 3 groups of pregnant women (GDM, GH and control). DNA damage biomarkers (micronuclei MNi, nucleoplasmic bridges NPBs and nuclear buds NBUDs) were assessed by cytokinesis-block micronucleus cytome assay. Oxidative stress levels were evaluated by analyzing malondialdehyde equivalents (TBARS) and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)...
April 8, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399584/-recommendations-for-physical-activity-during-and-after-pregnancy
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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/28397036/risk-factors-for-low-birth-weight-and-preterm-birth-a-population-based-case-control-study-in-wuhan-china
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Jing Wang, Yun Zeng, Ze-Min Ni, Gui Wang, Shu-Yun Liu, Can Li, Chao-Li Yu, Qi Wang, Shao-Fa Nie
Low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth (PB) are associated with newborn mortality and diseases in adulthood. We explored factors related to LBW and PB by conducting a population-based case-control study from January 2011 to December 2013 in Wuhan, China. A total of 337 LBW newborn babies, 472 PB babies, and 708 babies with normal birth weights and born from term pregnancies were included in this study. Information of newborns and their parents was collected by trained investigators using questionnaires and referring to medical records...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396109/association-of-unilateral-renal-agenesis-with-adverse-outcomes-in-pregnancy-a-matched-cohort-study
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Jessica Kendrick, John Holmen, Zhiying You, Gerard Smits, Michel Chonchol
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the effect of a solitary kidney during pregnancy have come from studies of living kidney donors. We evaluated the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with a single kidney from renal agenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Matched cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Using data from 7,079 childbirths from an integrated health care delivery system from 1996 through 2015, we identified births from women with renal agenesis...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395847/progress-and-inequities-in-maternal-mortality-in-afghanistan-ramos-ii-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Linda Bartlett, Amnesty LeFevre, Linnea Zimmerman, Sayed Ataullah Saeedzai, Sabera Torkamani, Weeda Zabih, Hannah Tappis, Stan Becker, Peter Winch, Marge Koblinsky, Ahmed Javed Rahmanzai
BACKGROUND: The risk of maternal death in Afghanistan is among the highest in the world; however, the risks within the country are poorly understood. Subnational maternal mortality estimates are needed along with a broader understanding of determinants to guide future maternal health programmes. Here we aimed to study maternal mortality risk and causes, care-seeking patterns, and costs within the country. METHODS: We did a household survey (RAMOS-II) in the urban area of Kabul city and the rural area of Ragh, Badakshan...
May 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393002/hellp-syndrome-in-a-pregnant-patient-with-gitelman-syndrome
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Minhyeok Lee, Dong-Il Kim, Kyung-Ho Lee, Jun-Hyun Byun, Jiyong Hwang, Won-Min Hwang, Sung-Ro Yun, Se-Hee Yoon
Gitelman syndrome is characterized by hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypocalciuria, and hypomagnesemia. The clinical course of Gitelman syndrome in pregnant women remains unclear, but it is thought to be benign. We report here the first Korean case of atypical eclampsia in a 31-year-old who was diagnosed with Gitelman syndrome incidentally during an antenatal screening test. The patient did well during pregnancy despite significant hypokalemia. At 33 weeks' gestation, the patient exhibited eclampsia, hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, and renal insufficiency without significant hypertension or proteinuria...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384909/immediate-outcome-of-balloon-mitral-valvuloplasty-with-jomiva-balloon-during-pregnancy
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Shanmuga Sundaram Rathakrisnnan, Ramona Ramasamy, Tamilarasu Kaliappan, Rajendiran Gopalan, Ramasmy Palanimuthu, Premkrishna Anandhan
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatic mitral stenosis is the most common Valvular Heart Disease encountered during pregnancy. Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (BMV) is one of the treatment option available if the symptoms are refractory to the medical management and the valve anatomy is suitable for balloon dilatation. BMV with Inoue balloon is the most common technique being followed worldwide. Over the wire BMV is a modified technique using Joseph Mitral Valvuloplasty (JOMIVA) balloon catheter which is being followed in certain centres...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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