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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351561/preconception-use-of-cart-by-hiv-positive-pregnant-women-increases-the-risk-of-infants-being-born-small-for-gestational-age
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Ingrid J M Snijdewind, Colette Smit, Mieke H Godfried, Rachel Bakker, Jeannine F J B Nellen, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Elisabeth van Leeuwen, Peter Reiss, Eric A P Steegers, Marchina E van der Ende
BACKGROUND: The benefits of combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) in HIV-positive pregnant women (improved maternal health and prevention of mother to child transmission [pMTCT]) currently outweigh the adverse effects due to cART. As the variety of cART increases, however, the question arises as to which type of cART is safest for pregnant women and women of childbearing age. We studied the effect of timing and exposure to different classes of cART on adverse birth outcomes in a large HIV cohort in the Netherlands...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349660/progestogen-hypersensitivity
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Rung-Chi Li, Kathleen M Buchheit, Jonathan A Bernstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Progestogen hypersensitivity (PH) is a rare disorder which usually occurs in women of childbearing age with symptoms ranging from urticaria with or without angioedema, multiple organ involvement consistent with allergic anaphylaxis, to a spectrum of other non-evanescent skin eruptions. In this review, we present a clinical vignette of PH and discuss the clinical presentation and proposed pathomechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of PH. RECENT FINDINGS: The hypersensitivity symptoms are associated with exogenous progestin exposure (e...
January 19, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349217/the-mothers-on-respect-mor-index-measuring-quality-safety-and-human-rights-in-childbirth
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Saraswathi Vedam, Kathrin Stoll, Nicholas Rubashkin, Kelsey Martin, Zoe Miller-Vedam, Hermine Hayes-Klein, Ganga Jolicoeur
Background: Abuse of human rights in childbirth are documented in low, middle and high resource countries. A systematic review across 34 countries by the WHO Research Group on the Treatment of Women During Childbirth concluded that there is no consensus at a global level on how disrespectful maternity care is measured. In British Columbia, a community-led participatory action research team developed a survey tool that assesses women's experiences with maternity care, including disrespect and discrimination...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346389/rising-up-fertility-trends-in-egypt-before-and-after-the-revolution
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Emma Radovich, Atef El-Shitany, Hania Sholkamy, Lenka Benova
In 2014, Egypt's Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) documented an increase in the total fertility rate (TFR) to 3.5, up from a low of 3.0 recorded by the 2008 EDHS. The increase has been anecdotally attributed to the social upheaval following Egypt's January 2011 revolution, but little is known about when fertility first began to increase and among which sub-groups of women. Using birth histories from seven rounds of EDHS (1992-2014), this study reconstructed fertility rates for single years from 1990-2013 and examined patterns of childbearing in five-year birth cohorts of women...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346279/how-neighborhood-effects-vary-childbearing-and-fathering-among-latino-and-african-american-adolescents
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Jessica L Lucero, Anna Maria Santiago, George C Galster
This study examines what neighborhood conditions experienced at age 15 and after are associated with teen childbearing and fathering among Latino and African American youth and whether these neighborhood effects vary by gender and/or ethnicity. Administrative and survey data from a natural experiment are used for a sample of 517 Latino and African American youth whose families were quasi-randomly assigned to public housing operated by the Denver (CO) Housing Authority (DHA). Characteristics of the neighborhood initially assigned by DHA to wait list applicants are utilized as identifying instruments for the neighborhood contexts experienced during adolescence...
January 18, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340704/delayed-conception-in-women-with-low-urinary-iodine-concentrations-a-population-based-prospective-cohort-study
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J L Mills, G M Buck Louis, K Kannan, J Weck, Y Wan, J Maisog, A Giannakou, Q Wu, R Sundaram
STUDY QUESTION: Is iodine deficiency associated with decreased fecundability? SUMMARY ANSWER: Moderate to severe iodine deficiency is associated with a 46% decrease in fecundability. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Iodine deficiency is common in women of childbearing age but its effect on fecundability has not been investigated. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: The LIFE Study, a population-based prospective cohort study, enrolled 501 women who had discontinued contraception within 2 months to become pregnant between 2005 and 2009...
January 11, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340577/lactation-duration-and-progression-to-diabetes-in-women-across-the-childbearing-years-the-30-year-cardia-study
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Erica P Gunderson, Cora E Lewis, Ying Lin, Mike Sorel, Myron Gross, Stephen Sidney, David R Jacobs, James M Shikany, Charles P Quesenberry
Importance: Lactation duration has shown weak protective associations with incident diabetes (3%-15% lower incidence per year of lactation) in older women based solely on self-report of diabetes, studies initiated beyond the reproductive period are vulnerable to unmeasured confounding or reverse causation from antecedent biochemical risk status, perinatal outcomes, and behaviors across the childbearing years. Objective: To evaluate the association between lactation and progression to diabetes using biochemical testing both before and after pregnancy and accounting for prepregnancy cardiometabolic measures, gestational diabetes (GD), and lifestyle behaviors...
January 16, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338081/nonsurgical-premature-menopause-and-reproductive-implications-in-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Jennifer M Levine, John A Whitton, Jill P Ginsberg, Daniel M Green, Wendy M Leisenring, Marilyn Stovall, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Charles A Sklar
BACKGROUND: Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk of nonsurgical premature menopause (NSPM). To the authors' knowledge, risk factors for NSPM and its impact on reproduction remain poorly defined. METHODS: The menopausal status of 2930 survivors diagnosed between 1970 and 1986 (median age, 6 years [range, birth-20 years]) who were aged > 18 years at the time of the current study (median age, 35 years [range, 18-58 years]) was compared with 1399 siblings...
January 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337007/postnatal-post-traumatic-stress-an-integrative-review
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Madeleine Simpson, Virginia Schmied, Cathy Dickson, Hannah Grace Dahlen
PROBLEM: Post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic stress symptoms following birth occur amongst a small proportion of women but can lead to poor maternal mental health, impairment in mother-infant bonding and relationship stress. This integrative review aims to examine the associated risk factors and women's own experiences of postnatal post-traumatic stress in order to better understand this phenomenon. METHOD: Fifty three articles were included and critically reviewed using the relevant Critical Appraisal Skills Program checklists or Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology assessment tool...
January 11, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334310/dendritic-polyglycerol-nanoparticles-show-charge-dependent-bio-distribution-in-early-human-placental-explants-and-reduce-hcg-secretion
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Herbert Juch, Liudmila Nikitina, Sabine Reimann, Martin Gauster, Gottfried Dohr, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Denise Hoch, Karin Kornmueller, Rainer Haag
A thorough understanding of nanoparticle bio-distribution at the feto-maternal interface will be a prerequisite for their diagnostic or therapeutic application in women of childbearing age and for teratologic risk assessment. Therefore, the tissue interaction of biocompatible dendritic polyglycerol nanoparticles (dPG-NPs) with first- trimester human placental explants were analyzed and compared to less sophisticated trophoblast-cell based models. First-trimester human placental explants, BeWo cells and primary trophoblast cells from human term placenta were exposed to fluorescence labeled, ∼5 nm dPG-NPs, with differently charged surfaces, at concentrations of 1 µM and 10 nM, for 6 and 24 h...
January 15, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329526/definitions-measurements-and-prevalence-of-fear-of-childbirth-a-systematic-review
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C Nilsson, E Hessman, H Sjöblom, A Dencker, E Jangsten, M Mollberg, H Patel, C Sparud-Lundin, H Wigert, C Begley
BACKGROUND: Fear of Childbirth (FOC) is a common problem affecting women's health and wellbeing, and a common reason for requesting caesarean section. The aims of this review were to summarise published research on prevalence of FOC in childbearing women and how it is defined and measured during pregnancy and postpartum, and to search for useful measures of FOC, for research as well as for clinical settings. METHODS: Five bibliographic databases in March 2015 were searched for published research on FOC, using a protocol agreed a priori...
January 12, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328375/the-role-of-il%C3%A2-16-gene-polymorphisms-in-endometriosis
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Michail Matalliotakis, Maria I Zervou, Elias Eliopoulos, Charoula Matalliotaki, Nilufer Rahmioglu, Ioannis Kalogiannidis, Krina Zondervan, Demetrios A Spandidos, Ioannis Matalliotakis, George N Goulielmos
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases affecting up to 10% of the female population of childbearing age and a major cause of pain and infertility. It is influenced by multiple genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. Interleukin‑16 (IL‑16) is a proinflammatory cytokine playing a pivotal role in many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases as well as in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association of two IL‑16 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs4072111 and rs11556218, with the risk of endometriosis in women from Greece as well as to gain insight about the structural consequences of these two exonic SNPs regarding development of the disease...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326805/detection-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-carriers-by-red-cell-parameters-obtained-from-automatic-counters-using-mathematical-formulas
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Idit Lachover Roth, Boaz Lachover, Guy Koren, Carina Levin, Luci Zalman, Ariel Koren
Background: β-thalassemia major is a severe disease with high morbidity. The world prevalence of carriers is around 1.5-7%. The present study aimed to find a reliable formula for detecting β-thalassemia carriers using an extensive database of more than 22,000 samples obtained from a homogeneous population of childbearing age women with 3161 (13.6%) of β-thalassemia carriers and to check previously published formulas. Methods: We applied a mathematical method based on the support vector machine (SVM) algorithm in the search for a reliable formula that can differentiate between thalassemia carriers and non-carriers, including normal counts or counts suspected to belong to iron-deficient women...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324534/reproductive-outcomes-after-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia-a-comparison-between-single-agent-and-multiagent-chemotherapy-retrospective-analysis-from-the-mito-9-group
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Raffaella Cioffi, Alice Bergamini, Angiolo Gadducci, Gennaro Cormio, Veronica Giorgione, Micaela Petrone, Emanuela Rabaiotti, Francesca Pella, Massimo Candiani, Giorgia Mangili
OBJECTIVES: Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia affects women of reproductive age and is usually treated by chemotherapy. Major concerns related to chemotherapy in young women are the possible infertility, risk of early menopause, and teratogenic effects on subsequent pregnancies. The study's aim was to analyze menstrual and reproductive outcomes of women treated with single-agent versus multiagent chemotherapy for gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. METHODS: One-hundred fifty-one patients were treated...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321362/a-novel-missense-mutation-of-adar1-gene-in-a-chinese-family-leading-to-dyschromatosis-symmetrica-hereditaria-and-literature-review
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Shuai-Mei Liu, Meng-Xia Ni, Ming-Chao Zhang, Pei-Ran Zhu, Qiu-Yu Wu, Wei-Jun Jiang, Jing Zhang, Wei-Wei Li, Xin-Yi Xia
Dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria (DSH) is a rare autosomal dominant pigmentary genodermatosis, which is characterized by a mixture of hyperpigmented and hypopigmented macules on the dorsal of the hands and feet, and on the face presented like freckle. Identification of RNA-specific adenosine deaminase 1 (ADAR1) gene results in DSH. This study was mainly to explore the pathogenic mutation of ADAR1 gene and provide genetics counselling and prenatal diagnostic testing for childbearing individuals.Mutational analysis of ADAR1 gene was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and electrophoretic separation of PCR products by 1...
December 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318600/modern-contraceptive-use-among-women-living-with-hiv-aids-at-the-korle-bu-teaching-hospital-in-ghana
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Ali Samba, Kareem Mumuni, Joseph A Adu, Promise E Sefogah, William Kudzi, Edmund T Nartey
OBJECTIVE: To examine factors influencing contraceptive use among women living with HIV/AIDS. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study included a randomly selected sample of sexually active females aged 15-60 years who were living with HIV/AIDS and receiving care at the HIV Clinic, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana, between September 1 and November 31, 2016. Data were collected via a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire. RESULTS: Among 202 women who completed the survey, 50 (24...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317900/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-related-to-tetanus-toxoid-vaccination-in-women-of-childbearing-age-a-cross-sectional-study-in-peri-urban-settlements-of-karachi-pakistan
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Yasir Shafiq, Asif Raza Khowaja, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Syed Asad Ali, Anita Zaidi, Ali Faisal Saleem
Backgound: A higher incidence of neonatal tetanus implies failure of the vaccination program in Pakistan. Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices related to tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine in women of childbearing age. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional survey in peri-urban Karachi, Pakistan, among women of childbearing age, stratified into three mutually exclusive groups as: married pregnant; married non-pregnant; and unmarried...
September 2017: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315627/transfusion-support-for-transgender-men-of-childbearing-age
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James A Mays, Dina N Greene, Ryan A Metcalf, Monica B Pagano
BACKGROUND: To date, limited attention has been given to transgender recipients of blood components, particularly transgender men of childbearing age. Here, we highlight the essential information needed to provide transfusion support for this population. CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old transgender man, who retained his uterus and ovaries, presented with severe vaginal hemorrhage following biopsies for a cervical mass. He was admitted to the Gynecology unit and emergency blood was ordered...
January 7, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314332/portuguese-oncologists-practices-regarding-female-fertility-preservation-which-barriers-most-relate-to-these-practices
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Cláudia Melo, Ana Fonseca, Cristina Silva, Teresa Almeida-Santos, Maria Cristina Canavarro
This study aims to investigate the current practice patterns of Portuguese oncologists with different clinical specialties regarding female fertility preservation (FP) and to determine the relative endorsement of different barriers to these practices. A total of 111 doctors with different clinical specialties assisting female cancer patients of childbearing age at Portuguese clinical institutions completed a self-report questionnaire to assess their current practice patterns regarding female FP and their perceptions of the barriers to these practices...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313251/unintentional-and-sequential-lead-exposure-from-a-ceramic-mug-and-maca-lepidium-meyenii
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Kelly Johnson-Arbor, Kathy Vo, Flavia Wong, Ryszard Gajek
Although the incidence of lead poisoning has decreased in the USA over the last 30 years, human exposures to lead-containing products are still reported. We present a case of unintentional lead exposure from a store-bought ceramic mug and a nutritional supplement. A 32-year-old female was found to have a whole blood lead concentration of 44 μg/dL. Evaluation of her home, occupation, and hobbies initially did not identify a source of lead exposure. Further investigation revealed that the likely etiology of the exposure was lead leaching from a ceramic mug used by the patient to drink hot lemon water while she was pregnant...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
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