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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633287/genetic-diseases-and-aneuploidies-can-be-detected-with-a-single-blastocyst-biopsy-a-successful-clinical-approach
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Maria Giulia Minasi, Francesco Fiorentino, Alessandra Ruberti, Anil Biricik, Elisabetta Cursio, Ettore Cotroneo, Maria Teresa Varricchio, Matteo Surdo, Francesca Spinella, Ermanno Greco
STUDY QUESTION: Can simultaneous detection of aneuploidies and genetic diseases or chromosomal aberrations in blastocysts reduce the chance of transferring embryos with low implantation potential, guaranteeing good clinical outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The screening for chromosomal aneuploidies revealed that 50.6% of blastocysts diagnosed free of genetic disease or balanced, were aneuploid, therefore avoiding the transfer of blastocysts potentially resulting in implantation failures, miscarriages, or in some cases, in health affected live births...
June 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624541/the-high-prevalence-and-clinical-socio-demographic-correlates-of-miscarriages-among-flight-attendants
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Bettina Heidecker, Rachel Maureen Spencer, Victoria Hayes, Sarah Hall, Nisha Parikh, Eveline Oestreicher Stock, Rita Redberg
BACKGROUND: There are many occupational health hazards associated with long hours of air travel including cosmic radiation exposure, circadian rhythm disruptions and secondhand smoke exposure prior, for flight attendants who flew prior to smoking bans initiated in the 90s. Previous studies in flight attendants have found increased incidence of breast cancer and melanoma. However, there is little information on the relationship of airline travel and reproductive health in flight attendants...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608406/pregnancy-in-cadasil
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I Donnini, V Rinnoci, S Nannucci, R Valenti, F Pescini, G Mariani, S Bianchi, M T Dotti, A Federico, D Inzitari, L Pantoni
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is an inherited cerebral small vessel disease caused by NOTCH3 gene mutations. CADASIL women are frequently considered at high risk of systemic vascular events during pregnancy and often prescribed with antithrombotic drugs. This decision is not evidence-based considering the lack of data about pregnancy outcome in CADASIL. We describe our experience on pregnancy in CADASIL patients...
June 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582566/non-classic-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-revisited-an-update-with-a-special-focus-on-adolescent-and-adult-women
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Enrico Carmina, Didier Dewailly, Héctor F Escobar-Morreale, Fahrettin Kelestimur, Carlos Moran, Sharon Oberfield, Selma F Witchel, Ricardo Azziz
BACKGROUND: Non-classic congenital hyperplasia (NCAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency is a common autosomal recessive disorder characterized by androgen excess. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: We conducted a systematic review and critical assessment of the available evidence pertaining to the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of NCAH. A meta-analysis of epidemiological data was also performed. SEARCH METHODS: Peer-reviewed studies evaluating NCAH published up to October 2016 were reviewed...
June 5, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574291/temperature-sensitive-heparin-modified-poloxamer-hydrogel-with-affinity-to-kgf-facilitate-the-morphologic-and-functional-recovery-of-the-injured-rat-uterus
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He-Lin Xu, Jie Xu, Si-Si Zhang, Qun-Yan Zhu, Bing-Hui Jin, De-Li ZhuGe, Bi-Xin Shen, Xue-Qing Wu, Jian Xiao, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Endometrial injury usually results in intrauterine adhesion (IUA), which is an important cause of infertility and recurrent miscarriage in reproductive women. There is still lack of an effective therapeutic strategy to prevent occurrence of IUA. Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a potent repair factor for epithelial tissues. Here, a temperature-sensitive heparin-modified poloxamer (HP) hydrogel with affinity to KGF (KGF-HP) was used as a support matrix to prevent IUA and deliver KGF. The rheology of KGF-HP hydrogel was carefully characterized...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558580/assessing-an-individual-s-fitness-to-be-interviewed-in-police-custody
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Matthew Peel
Nurses working in police custody settings may be called on to assess a detainee's fitness to be interviewed by police, for example where the person is thought to have a mental disorder or vulnerability. This article outlines the role of the custody nurse in the fitness-to-interview assessment. This assessment is complex and multifaceted. It requires custody nurses to assess a detainee's medical, mental health, educational and social history, as well as any substance misuse. It should include a mental state examination and, where appropriate, a physical examination...
May 31, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537052/recombinant-luteinizing-hormone-rlh-and-recombinant-follicle-stimulating-hormone-rfsh-for-ovarian-stimulation-in-ivf-icsi-cycles
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Monique H Mochtar, Nora A Danhof, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke, Fulco Van der Veen, Madelon van Wely
BACKGROUND: One of the various ovarian stimulation regimens used for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles is the use of recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rFSH) in combination with a gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue. GnRH analogues prevent premature luteinizing hormone (LH) surges. Since they deprive the growing follicles of LH, the question arises as to whether supplementation with recombinant LH (rLH) would increase live birth rates...
May 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535711/applications-for-research-concerning-fetal-or-placental-tissue-and-expected-institutional-review-board-responses
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Lynn Borgatta, David Kaufman, Judith Parsells Kelly, David Babaian, Mary Banks
Proposals for research concerning fetal and/or placental tissue may be refused institutional review board (IRB) review, effectively preventing the research from occurring. We conducted an anonymous electronic survey of IRB chairs to determine their assessment of the likely response to research projects using fetal/placental tissue obtained from various procedures. We found that proposals concerning tissue obtained from diagnostic procedures or miscarriage were anticipated to be considered at most institutions...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535578/coasting-withholding-gonadotrophins-for-preventing-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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Arianna D'Angelo, Nazar N Amso, Rudaina Hassan
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic and potentially life threatening condition resulting from excessive ovarian stimulation. Reported incidence of moderate to severe OHSS ranges from 0.6% to 5% of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The factors contributing to OHSS have not been completely explained. The release of vasoactive substances secreted by the ovaries under human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) stimulation may play a key role in triggering this syndrome...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502186/effectiveness-of-dydrogesterone-17-oh-progesterone-and-micronized-progesterone-in-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-women-with-a-short-cervix
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Olga Pustotina
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of dydrogesterone, 17-OH progesterone (17OHP) and oral or vaginal micronized progesterone with cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix. METHODS: The study included 95 women with singleton gestation and cervical length (CL) ≤ 25 mm. Among these, 35 women were asymptomatic at 15-24 weeks and 60 had symptoms of threatened late miscarriage (LM) or preterm delivery (PD) at 15-32 weeks. Patients were randomized to receive dydrogesterone, 17OHP or oral/vaginal micronized progesterone; after one week of therapy 15 women underwent cerclage...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463996/first-trimester-artemisinin-derivatives-and-quinine-treatments-and-the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-africa-and-asia-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Stephanie Dellicour, Esperança Sevene, Rose McGready, Halidou Tinto, Dominic Mosha, Christine Manyando, Stephen Rulisa, Meghna Desai, Peter Ouma, Martina Oneko, Anifa Vala, Maria Rupérez, Eusébio Macete, Clara Menéndez, Seydou Nakanabo-Diallo, Adama Kazienga, Innocent Valéa, Gregory Calip, Orvalho Augusto, Blaise Genton, Eric M Njunju, Kerryn A Moore, Umberto d'Alessandro, Francois Nosten, Feiko Ter Kuile, Andy Stergachis
BACKGROUND: Animal embryotoxicity data, and the scarcity of safety data in human pregnancies, have prevented artemisinin derivatives from being recommended for malaria treatment in the first trimester except in lifesaving circumstances. We conducted a meta-analysis of prospective observational studies comparing the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and major congenital anomaly (primary outcomes) among first-trimester pregnancies treated with artemisinin derivatives versus quinine or no antimalarial treatment...
May 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461243/current-perspective-of-diethylstilbestrol-des-exposure-in-mothers-and-offspring
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REVIEW
Taher Al Jishi, Consolato Sergi
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) was an orally active estrogen prescribed to the pregnant women to prevent miscarriages. DES is known as a 'biological time bomb' and long-term effects of DES have been recorded in the mothers exposed to DES and their offspring (DES-daughters and DES-sons). Adverse pregnancy outcomes, infertility, cancer, and early menopause have been discovered in women exposed to DES, and some events occur in their offspring and subsequent generations. An increased risk of breast cancer is not limited to the DES-exposed daughters...
April 28, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460003/evidence-for-cb2-receptor-involvement-in-lps-induced-reduction-of-camp-intracellular-levels-in-uterine-explants-from-pregnant-mice-pathophysiological-implications
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Ana Inés Salazar, Alejandro Carozzo, Fernando Correa, Carlos Davio, Ana María Franchi
STUDY QUESTION: What is the role of the endocannabinoid system (eCS) on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) effects on uterine explants from 7-day pregnant mice in a murine model of endotoxin-induced miscarriage? SUMMARY ANSWER: We found evidence for cannabinoid receptor type2 (CB2) involvement in LPS-induced increased prostaglandin-F2α (PGF2α) synthesis and diminished cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) intracellular content in uterine explants from early pregnant mice...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451583/pregnancy-an-underutilized-window-of-opportunity-to-improve-long-term-maternal-and-infant-health-an-appeal-for-continuous-family-care-and-interdisciplinary-communication
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REVIEW
Birgit Arabin, Ahmet A Baschat
Physiologic adaptations during pregnancy unmask a woman's predisposition to diseases. Complications are increasingly predicted by first-trimester algorithms, amplify a pre-existing maternal phenotype and accelerate risks for chronic diseases in the offspring up to adulthood (Barker hypothesis). Recent evidence suggests that vice versa, pregnancy diseases also indicate maternal and even grandparent's risks for chronic diseases (reverse Barker hypothesis). Pub-Med and Embase were reviewed for Mesh terms "fetal programming" and "pregnancy complications combined with maternal disease" until January 2017...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416068/-treatment-with-low-dose-acetylsalicylic-acid-can-reduce-risk-of-pre-eclampsia-in-high-risk-pregnant-women
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Line Vedel Käehne, Ingeborg Christina Rørbye Lundin
Pre-eclampsia is a major contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality. Large studies of high-risk pregnant women have shown reduced risk of developing pre-eclampsia when they are treated with low-dose acetylsalicylic acid in early pregnancy. Treatment is also effective in preventing intrauterine growth restriction, preterm birth and perinatal death. No major side effects, including risk of malformations or miscarriage, are reported. It is important that general practitioners are aware of women who have an increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia, so that treatment with 100 mg of acetylsalicylic acid can be started early in pregnancy...
April 3, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403961/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-antagonist-reduces-the-early-onset-and-the-severity-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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S Jellad, A Haj Hassine, M Basly, A Mrabet, M Chibani, R Rachdi
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is the most serious complication of controlled ovarian stimulation (COH) during assisted reproductive technology (ART) protocols. This syndrome is a result of ovarian expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which increases vascular permeability. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficiency of prophylactic and therapeutic use of cabergoline in women with higher risk of developing OHSS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective randomized study, 146 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles with GnRH agonist protocols with a higher risk of OHSS diagnosed during the HCG day administration (more than 18 follicles observed larger than 12mm in diameter during COH and/or estradiol levels of 3000-3500pg/ml, previous episodes of OHSS)...
January 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289130/inhibition-of-ectopic-microtubule-assembly-by-the-kinesin-13-klp-7-prevents-chromosome-segregation-and-cytokinesis-defects-in-oocytes
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Emmanuelle Gigant, Marine Stefanutti, Kimberley Laband, Agata Gluszek-Kustusz, Frances Edwards, Benjamin Lacroix, Gilliane Maton, Julie C Canman, Julie P I Welburn, Julien Dumont
In most species, oocytes lack centrosomes. Accurate meiotic spindle assembly and chromosome segregation - essential to prevent miscarriage or developmental defects - thus occur through atypical mechanisms that are not well characterized. Using quantitative in vitro and in vivo functional assays in the C. elegans oocyte, we provide novel evidence that the kinesin-13 KLP-7 promotes destabilization of the whole cellular microtubule network. By counteracting ectopic microtubule assembly and disorganization of the microtubule network, this function is strictly required for spindle organization, chromosome segregation and cytokinesis in meiotic cells...
May 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287929/beliefs-about-sexual-activity-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Meireluci Costa Ribeiro, Marco de Tubino Scanavino, Maria Luiza Sant'Ana do Amaral, Ana Lúcia de Moraes Horta, Maria Regina Torloni
The aim of this review is to present the beliefs related to sexual activity during pregnancy. We identified 13 studies (3,122 participants). The main positive beliefs about sex in pregnancy were that it makes labor easier, promotes marital harmony, prevents infidelity, and improves fetal well-being. Negative beliefs were more frequent: that sex could harm the unborn child (cause injuries, miscarriage, or fetal infection) and endanger the pregnancy or maternal health (cause membrane rupture, bleeding, preterm labor, and maternal infection)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245259/estimated-impact-on-birth-weight-of-scaling-up-intermittent-preventive-treatment-of-malaria-in-pregnancy-given-sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine-resistance-in-africa-a-mathematical-model
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Patrick G T Walker, Jessica Floyd, Feiko Ter Kuile, Matt Cairns
BACKGROUND: Malaria transmission has declined substantially in the 21st century, but pregnant women in areas of sustained transmission still require protection to prevent the adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes associated with malaria in pregnancy (MiP). A recent call to action has been issued to address the continuing low coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp). This call has, however, been questioned by some, in part due to concerns about resistance to sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), the only drug currently recommended for IPTp...
February 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193233/tacrolimus-in-the-prevention-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-diabetes-associated-embryopathies-in-obese-and-diabetic-mice
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Ahmad J H Albaghdadi, Melanie A Hewitt, Samantha M Putos, Michael Wells, Terence R S Ozolinš, Frederick W K Kan
BACKGROUND: T2DM is a high-risk pregnancy with adverse fetal and maternal outcomes including repeated miscarriages and fetal malformations. Despite the established association between placental insufficiency and poor maternal Th1-adaptability to the development of pregnancy complications in T2DM, there have been no established data to assess benefits of pre-pregnancy immunosuppression relative to gestational outcomes in T2DM. We hypothesized that pre-pregnancy macrolide immune suppression can re-establish normal placental development and uterine vascular adaptation in a mouse model of obesity-associated T2DM...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
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