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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526450/the-association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-the-oxytocin-receptor-and-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-6-grk6-genes-with-oxytocin-dosing-requirements-and-labor-outcomes
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Chad A Grotegut, Emily Ngan, Melanie E Garrett, Marie Lynn Miranda, Allison E Ashley-Koch, Geeta K Swamy
BACKGROUND: Oxytocin is a potent uterotonic agent that is widely used for induction and augmentation of labor. Oxytocin has a narrow therapeutic index and the optimal dosing for any individual woman varies widely. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if genetic variation in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) or in the gene encoding G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 (GRK6), which regulates desensitization of the OXTR, could explain variation in oxytocin dosing and labor outcomes among women being induced near term...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526012/the-pregnancy-and-fertility-prefer-study-an-italian-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-on-fertility-preservation-and-pregnancy-issues-in-young-breast-cancer-patients
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Matteo Lambertini, Paola Anserini, Valeria Fontana, Francesca Poggio, Giuseppina Iacono, Annalisa Abate, Alessia Levaggi, Loredana Miglietta, Claudia Bighin, Sara Giraudi, Alessia D'Alonzo, Eva Blondeaux, Davide Buffi, Francesco Campone, Domenico F Merlo, Lucia Del Mastro
BACKGROUND: Fertility and pregnancy issues are of key importance for young breast cancer patients. Despite several advances in the field, there are still multiple unmet needs and barriers in discussing and dealing with these concerns. To address the significant challenges related to fertility and pregnancy issues, the PREgnancy and FERtility (PREFER) study was developed as a national comprehensive program aiming to optimize care and improve knowledge around these topics. METHODS: The PREFER study is a prospective cohort study conducted across several Italian institution affiliated with the Gruppo Italiano Mammella (GIM) group evaluating patterns of care and clinical outcomes of young breast cancer patients dealing with fertility and pregnancy issues...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525542/semiparametric-model-and-inference-for-spontaneous-abortion-data-with-a-cured-proportion-and-biased-sampling
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Jin Piao, Jing Ning, Christina D Chambers, Ronghui Xu
Evaluating and understanding the risk and safety of using medications for autoimmune disease in a woman during her pregnancy will help both clinicians and pregnant women to make better treatment decisions. However, utilizing spontaneous abortion (SAB) data collected in observational studies of pregnancy to derive valid inference poses two major challenges. First, the data from the observational cohort are not random samples of the target population due to the sampling mechanism. Pregnant women with early SAB are more likely to be excluded from the cohort, and there may be substantial differences between the observed SAB time and those in the target population...
May 18, 2017: Biostatistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522338/year-round-influenza-immunisation-during-pregnancy-in-nepal-a-phase-4-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mark C Steinhoff, Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Laveta Stewart, Luke C Mullany, Helen Y Chu, Steven C LeClerq, Naoko Kozuki, Monica McNeal, Adriana M Reedy, James M Tielsch
BACKGROUND: Influenza immunisation during pregnancy is recommended but not widely implemented in some low-income regions. We assessed the safety and efficacy in mothers and infants of year-round maternal influenza immunisation in Nepal, where influenza viruses circulate throughout the year. METHODS: In this phase 4, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled two consecutive sequential annual cohorts of pregnant women from the Sarlahi district in southern Nepal...
May 15, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522033/placenta-directed-gene-therapy-for-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Tara Krishnan, Anna L David
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a serious pregnancy complication affecting ∼8% of all pregnancies. There is no treatment to increase fetal growth in the uterus. Gene therapy presents a promising treatment strategy for FGR, with the use of adenoviral vectors encoding for proteins such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and insulin-like growth factor demonstrating improvements in fetal growth, placental function, and neonatal outcome in preclinical studies. Safety assessments suggest no adverse risk to the mother or fetus for VEGF maternal gene therapy; a clinical trial is in development...
May 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519244/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-update-on-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, K Karel Allegaert, Enno Diederik Wildschut, Monica Fumagalli, Massimo Agosti, Dick Tibboel, Fabio Mosca
Substance use among pregnant women is a major public health issue. Both prescription opioid use and illicit opioid abuse have increased dramatically in recent years. Prolonged in utero drug exposure may result in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), an acute multisystemic clinical entity that occurs in the first days of life. This syndrome is caused by abrupt discontinuation of fetal exposure to licit or illicit drugs chronically consumed by the mother during pregnancy and transmitted to the fetus through the placenta...
May 18, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513059/fluoxetine-and-congenital-malformations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Shan-Yan Gao, Qi-Jun Wu, Tie-Ning Zhang, Zi-Qi Shen, Cai-Xia Liu, Xin Xu, Chao Ji, Yu-Hong Zhao
AIMS: To investigate the safety of fluoxetine use during pregnancy, and to better understand the relationship between maternal fluoxetine use during the first trimester and congenital malformations in infants. METHODS: PubMed and Web of Science databases were systematically searched from inception to 21 March 2016. Additional studies were identified in a manual search of the reference lists. Two reviewers independently extracted data. A third reviewer checked the data...
May 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511976/fertility-pregnancy-and-prolactinoma-a-survey-of-pituitary-surgeons-view-and-review-of-the-literature
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Walter C Jean, Daniel R Felbaum
OBJECTIVE: Pituitary surgeons frequently encounter female prolactinoma patients seeking treatment to restore fertility. Current medical guidelines recommend using dopamine agonist (DA) for this, but for fetal safety, DA should stop upon pregnancy confirmation. The probability that prolactinoma may grow during pregnancy makes this last recommendation imperfect. With the advances in endoscopic surgery, we queried the potential role for surgery in these infertile patients, who may be ambivalent about both stopping and continuing DA while pregnant...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511713/artemisinin-based-combination-therapy-in-pregnant-women-in-zambia-efficacy-safety-and-risk-of-recurrent-malaria
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Michael Nambozi, Jean-Bertin Bukasa Kabuya, Sebastian Hachizovu, David Mwakazanga, Joyce Mulenga, Webster Kasongo, Jozefien Buyze, Modest Mulenga, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Umberto D'Alessandro
BACKGROUND: In Zambia, malaria is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, especially among under five children and pregnant women. For the latter, the World Health Organization recommends the use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. In a context of limited information on ACT, the safety and efficacy of three combinations, namely artemether-lumefantrine (AL), mefloquine-artesunate (MQAS) and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHAPQ) were assessed in pregnant women with malaria...
May 16, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506531/parkinson-s-disease-and-pregnancy-an-updated-review
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REVIEW
Mara Seier, Amie Hiller
Pregnancy does not often occur in the setting of Parkinson's disease (PD) as the most common age of onset is beyond the childbearing years, yet management of these two conditions is crucial for the health of both mother and child. Here we review treatment data of PD during pregnancy, primarily from case reports and drug registries, and focus on available evidence regarding the pregnancy risks for patient and fetus. Historically, it was reported that many women had worsening of symptoms during pregnancy but this may be because anti-parkinsonian medications were not recommended or were under dosed...
May 11, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501964/consensus-statement-supporting-safer-conception-and-pregnancy-for-men-and-women-living-with-and-affected-by-hiv
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Lynn T Matthews, Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya, Ian Cooke, Natasha Davies, Renee Heffron, Angela Kaida, John Kinuthia, Okeoma Mmeje, Augusto E Semprini, Shannon Weber
Safer conception interventions reduce HIV incidence while supporting the reproductive goals of people living with or affected by HIV. We developed a consensus statement to address demand, summarize science, identify information gaps, outline research and policy priorities, and advocate for safer conception services. This statement emerged from a process incorporating consultation from meetings, literature, and key stakeholders. Three co-authors developed an outline which was discussed and modified with co-authors, working group members, and additional clinical, policy, and community experts in safer conception, HIV, and fertility...
May 13, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498240/simple-vaginal-trachelectomy-a-valuable-fertility-preserving-option-in-early-stage-cervical-cancer
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Marie Plante, Marie-Claude Renaud, Alexandra Sebastianelli, Jean Gregoire
OBJECTIVE: Radical trachelectomy is a valid alternative for the treatment of early-stage cervical cancer in young women who wish to preserve fertility potential. Recent data indicate that even less radical surgery could be performed in low-risk cases. The objective of our study was to evaluate the safety of simple vaginal trachelectomy and node assessment in patients with low-risk, early-stage cervical cancer (<2 cm). METHODS: From May 2007 to July 2016, 35 women underwent a simple vaginal trachelectomy with laparoscopic sentinel lymph node mapping + pelvic node dissection...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495223/feasibility-of-text-message-influenza-vaccine-safety-monitoring-during-pregnancy
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Melissa S Stockwell, Maria Cano, Kathleen Jakob, Karen R Broder, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Paula M Castaño, Paige Lewis, Angela Barrett, Oidda I Museru, Ormarys Castellanos, Philip S LaRussa
INTRODUCTION: The feasibility and accuracy of text messaging to monitor events after influenza vaccination throughout pregnancy and the neonatal period has not been studied, but may be important for seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines and future maternal vaccines. METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted during 2013-2014 and analyzed in 2015-2016. Enrolled pregnant women receiving inactivated influenza vaccination at a gestational age <20 weeks were sent text messages intermittently through participant-reported pregnancy end to request fever, health events, and neonatal outcomes...
May 2, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492048/a-review-of-the-safety-of-cosmetic-procedures-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
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REVIEW
M K Trivedi, G Kroumpouzos, J E Murase
The safety of cosmetic procedures in patients who are pregnant and/or lactating is a complex clinical question surrounded by uncertainty. Our objective is to consolidate data on the safety of commonly requested cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation after a systematic review of the current literature to guide evidence-based care in the future. A systematic search of the PubMed database was conducted for articles on cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and lactation. Due to a lack of controlled trials, case reports and series were considered...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491134/traditional-practices-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-migrant-women
#15
Adam Morton
Traditional practices during pregnancy may lead to adverse outcomes in migrant women. Very little is known regarding the efficacy or safety of many cultural practices during pregnancy, and research is required to address this deficiency in knowledge. Greater awareness of traditional practices by health professionals may result in improved pregnancy outcomes in migrant women.
March 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489620/adult-desmoid-tumors-biology-management-and-ongoing-trials
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Nicolas Penel, Frédéric Chibon, Sébastien Salas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the current knowledge about the biology and clinical management of adult desmoid tumors. RECENT FINDINGS: In the past decade, we have learned that desmoid tumors are driven by alterations of the Wnt/APC/β-catenin pathway, sporadic desmoid tumors are associated with somatic mutations of CTNNB1, and germline mutations of APC and somatic mutations of CTNNB1 are probably mutually exclusive. One-third of desmoid tumors are misdiagnosed; a second pathological opinion is therefore of major importance for desmoid tumor...
May 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486367/intra-amniotic-dye-alternatives-for-the-diagnosis-of-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Kayla E Ireland, Emma I Rodriguez, Ometeotl M Acosta, Patrick S Ramsey
Intra-amniotic dye instillation is a useful tool for evaluation of equivocal cases of preterm prelabor rupture of membranes and for genetic amniocentesis in multifetal gestation. Indigo carmine, the most used and studied dye, is no longer available. We sought to provide a resource of potential dyes for clinical use that summarizes dosing along with maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes. We reviewed the literature evaluating the use of alternative agents. Sodium fluorescein has proven clinical usefulness but has side effects when used intravenously...
May 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482869/intravenous-iron-sucrose-v-s-oral-ferrous-fumarate-for-treatment-of-anemia-in-pregnancy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shruti B Bhavi, Purushottam B Jaju
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of intravenous iron sucrose with that of oral ferrous fumarate in iron deficiency anemia during 14 to 34 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed involving 112 patients attending the antenatal clinic at Shri B.M.Patil Medical college Hospital, Bijapur from October 2011 to August 2012,with hemoglobin levels between 70-110 g/L and serum ferritin of < 15 ng/ml...
May 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479177/immunization-in-pregnancy-clinical-research-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-study-design-regulatory-and-safety-considerations
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Sonali Kochhar, Jan Bonhoeffer, Christine E Jones, Flor M Muñoz, Angel Honrado, Jorgen Bauwens, Ajoke Sobanjo-Ter Meulen, Steven Hirschfeld
Immunization of pregnant women is a promising public health strategy to reduce morbidity and mortality among both the mothers and their infants. Establishing safety and efficacy of vaccines generally uses a hybrid design between a conventional interventional study and an observational study that requires enrolling thousands of study participants to detect an unknown number of uncommon events. Historically, enrollment of pregnant women in clinical research studies encountered many barriers based on risk aversion, lack of knowledge, and regulatory ambiguity...
May 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476487/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-two-hmg-preparations-gaining-their-lh-bioactivity-from-different-hcg-sources
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Gillian Lockwood, Barbara Cometti, Jeanette Bogstad, Karin Erb, Christian De Geyter, Janos Urbancsek, Silvia Trevisan, Khaled Pocate-Cheriet, Dominique de Ziegler
In this prospective, controlled, randomized, multicentre, non-inferiority study, efficacy and safety of two HMG preparations (Menopur(®)- Ferring and Meriofert®- IBSA Institut Biochimique SA) for ovarian stimulation were compared (270 women undergoing IVF aged between 18 and 39 years; BMI 30 kg/m(2) or less; less than three prior completed assisted reproduction technique cycles). A standard long down-regulation with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist protocol, with HCG triggering was used; primary end-point was total number of oocytes retrieved; attention was paid toovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)...
April 20, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
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