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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239949/labor-analgesia-as-a-predictor-for-reduced-postpartum-depression-scores-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Grace Lim, Lia M Farrell, Francesca L Facco, Michael S Gold, Ajay D Wasan
BACKGROUND: Using labor, epidural analgesia has been linked to a reduced risk of postpartum depression, but the role of labor pain relief in this association remains unclear. The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that effective epidural analgesia during labor is associated with reduced postpartum depression symptomatology. METHODS: A single, institutional, retrospective, observational cohort design was chosen. The primary outcome was Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) score, measured at the 6-week postpartum visit...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237662/advanced-abdominal-pregnancy-in-a-spontaneous-heterotopic-pregnancy
#2
Nuno Maciel, Ana Furtado Lima, Rosa Cruz, Carlos Ponte
Spontaneous heterotopic pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening condition rarely considered when a patient with an intrauterine pregnancy is asymptomatic or presents with complaints such as abdominal pain. An advanced abdominal pregnancy as the form of the ectopic component, outside the context of assisted reproduction, is an even more unusual and perilous diagnosis with very few cases reported in the literature. We report such a case in a 34-year-old multipara, with no known risk factors for ectopic pregnancy...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225757/dengue-fever-in-a-south-asian-metropolis-a-report-on-219-cases
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Shiv Sekhar Chatterjee, Ankush Sharma, Shilpee Choudhury, Sushil Kumar Chumber, Ras Bage, Nittin Parkhe, Uma Khanduri
Background and Objectives: Yearly epidemics of Dengue fever occur post-monsoon in India's capital, Delhi. A prospective observational study was conducted during the outbreak months to understand the epidemiology and outcome of this infection and its economic impact. Materials and Methods: Febrile hospitalized (n=219) patients with dengue fever diagnosed by a combination of MAC-ELISA, GAC-ELISA and NS1Antigen-ELISA were enrolled. Epidemiologic (including economic) parameters, clinical, radiological and laboratory manifestations were noted and patients followed up over the period of hospital stay...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223211/perinatal-and-neonatal-implications-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Cathi Phillips, Margaret Peggy Boyd
Sickle cell disease is the genetic disorder most commonly detected with state-mandated newborn screening. Women with sickle cell disease struggle with psychosocial, emotional, and physical challenges throughout their lives. Pregnancy for women with sickle cell disease brings greater risk for maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and increased likelihood of hospitalization for complications, including sickle cell pain crisis. Chronic maternal opioid use for pain can place newborns at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome...
December 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212591/-pregnancy-after-bariatric-surgery
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Mette Mandrup Kjær, Lise Lotte Torvin-Andersen, Peter Dam, Dorte Møller Jensen, Jeanette Lauenborg, Louise Laage Stentebjerg, René Klinkeby Støving, Kristina Martha Renault
This is a review of the recommendations regarding pregnancy after bariatric surgery from the Danish Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The risk of vitamin/mineral deficiencies should be emphasized and checked with blood samples. Measurements of fetal growth should be offered at gestational age 28 and 34 as a supplement to the standard prenatal procedures because of the increased risk of intrauterine growth retardation. Because of persistent obesity there is still an increased risk of hypertension and diabetes mellitus...
December 4, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211328/safety-of-the-balloon-catheter-for-cervical-ripening-in-outpatient-care-complications-during-the-period-from-insertion-to-expulsion-of-a-balloon-catheter-in-the-process-of-labour-induction-a-systematic-review
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M Diederen, J S M Gommers, C Wilkinson, D Turnbull, B W J Mol
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that cervical ripening with a balloon catheter for labour induction can be done in an outpatient setting in low-risk pregnancies. Introduction of such an approach needs to be accompanied with monitoring of potential complications. Therefore the existence and frequency of any associated adverse event during cervical ripening needs to be established. OBJECTIVE: To assess the complication rate during cervical ripening with balloon induction...
December 6, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205277/clinical-and-genetic-factors-are-associated-with-pain-and-hospitalisation-rates-in-sickle-cell-anaemia-in-cameroon
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Ambroise Wonkam, Khuthala Mnika, Valentina J Ngo Bitoungui, Bernard Chetcha Chemegni, Emile R Chimusa, Collet Dandara, Andre P Kengne
We aimed to investigate the clinical and genetic predictors of painful vaso-occlusive crises (VOC) in sickle cell disease (SCD) in Cameroon. Socio-demographics, clinical variables/events and haematological indices were acquired. Genotyping was performed for 40 variants in 17 pain-related genes, three fetal haemoglobin (HbF)-promoting loci, two kidney dysfunctions-related genes, and HBA1/HBA2 genes. Statistical models using regression frameworks were performed in R® . A total of 436 hydoxycarbamide- and opioid-naïve patients were studied; median age was 16 years...
December 3, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198742/prediction-of-adverse-maternal-outcomes-from-pre-eclampsia-and-other-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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U Vivian Ukah, Dane A De Silva, Beth Payne, Laura A Magee, Jennifer A Hutcheon, Helen Brown, J Mark Ansermino, Tang Lee, Peter von Dadelszen
BACKGROUND: The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. The ability to predict these complications using simple tests could aid in management and improve outcomes. We aimed to systematically review studies that reported on potential predictors of adverse maternal outcomes among women with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and CINAHL (inception - December 2016) for studies of predictors of severe maternal complications among women with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy...
November 21, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195085/clinical-and-hematological-profile-in-a-newborn-cohort-with-hemoglobin-sc
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Paulo V Rezende, Millane V Santos, Gustavo F Campos, Laura L M Vieira, Maristela B Souza, André R Belisário, Celia M Silva, Marcos B Viana
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin SC is the second most common variant of sickle-cell disease worldwide, after hemoglobin SS. The objectives of the study were to describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of hemoglobin SC disease in children from a newborn screening program and treated at a blood donor center. METHODOLOGY: This study assessed a cohort of 461 infants born between 01/01/1999 and 12/31/2012 and followed-up until 12/31/2014. Clinical events were expressed as rates for 100 patient-years, with 95% confidence intervals...
November 28, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183008/correlates-of-pulmonary-function-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-elevated-fetal-hemoglobin
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Adekunle D Adekile, Asmaa Azab, Abdullah Owayed, Mousa Khadadah
OBJECTIVE: The current study was carried out to compare pulmonary function tests (PFT) in pediatric Kuwaiti sickle cell disease (SCD) patients to age-matched normal controls and to investigate the association of PFTS to selected clinical and laboratory parameters. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: There were 38 patients with SCD and 36 controls in the study. The patients were recruited from the Pediatric Hematology Clinics of Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Al-Amiri Hospitals, Kuwait and were studied in steady state...
November 28, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181994/urachal-remnant-causing-umbilical-in-drawing-during-micturition
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A J Martin, L McDonald, M Gopal
The urachus is a vestigial remnant of the allantois, which is normally obliterated during fetal life to become the median umbilical ligament, which runs between the urinary bladder and umbilicus in adults. Failure of obliteration leaves a tubular urachal remnant, which may present with disease. We report a unique case of a urachal remnant causing umbilical pain and in-drawing on micturition in a nine-year-old boy. There was no urine discharge from the umbilicus and in-drawing did not occur on defecation. His urinary stream was normal...
November 28, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181841/epidural-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-pre-eclampsia-in-non-labouring-women
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REVIEW
Amita Ray, Sujoy Ray
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multi-organ disorder, which is characterised by hypertension and multisystem organ involvement and which has significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Failure of the placental vascular remodelling and reduced uteroplacental flow form the etiopathological basis of pre-eclampsia. There are several established therapies for pre-eclampsia including antihypertensives and anticonvulsants. Most of these therapies aim at controlling the blood pressure or preventing complications of elevated blood pressure, or both...
November 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164335/clinical-characteristics-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-pregnancy-experience-based-on-121-cases
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Lingyu Luo, Hao Zen, Hongrong Xu, Yin Zhu, Pi Liu, Liang Xia, Wenhua He, Nonghua Lv
PURPOSE: Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) is a rare condition; however, it markedly affects maternal and fetal health. This study aimed to describe the types, clinical characteristics, mortality, and the safety and necessity of gestation termination of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 121 APIP cases in the Gastroenterology Department of The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University. APIP diagnosis were based on 2012 Atlanta Criteria...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134567/abdominal-pain-in-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-the-role-of-mdct-angiography-on-visceral-blood-vessels
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Jovica Saponjski, Ljudmila Stojanovich, Jelena Saponjski, Milorad Mirilovic, Dusan Saponjski
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease defined by accelerated atherosclerosis, arterial and venous thrombosis, fetal loss, and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) in the serum and which leads to the occurrence of various vascular events. Nonspecific abdominal pain can be one of the symptoms due to changes on visceral blood vessels. The goal of our work is to show the results we obtained in multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography examination of visceral arteries, comparing patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome (SAPS) with control group...
November 13, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123935/symptomatic-bochdalek-hernia-in-pregnancy-a-rare-case-report
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Selçuk Yetkinel, Çağhan Pekşen, Remzi Kızıltan
Introduction: Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in pregnancy is quite rare. To the best of our knowledge, there are a total of 44 cases reported in the literature between 1959 and 2016 (Hernández-Aragon et al., 2015; Koca et al., 2016). Difficulty and delay in diagnosis may lead to life-threatening complications. Case Report: We report a case of Bochdalek hernia during the 30 gestational weeks' pregnancy in whom pregnancy continued after surgical repair which resulted in term birth...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123862/management-of-maternal-anaphylaxis-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Yasunobu Tsuzuki, Mitsuo Narita, Masayuki Nawa, Urara Nakagawa, Toshiaki Wakai
Case: A 26-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1) at 25 weeks' gestation was brought to the emergency department because of anaphylactic symptoms. She reported eating Japanese soba and developed symptoms of dyspnea, generalized itchy rash, abdominal pain, and severe uterine contractions within 15-30 min of eating. She was immediately treated by normal saline infusion, two injections of epinephrine (intramuscularly), and a nebulized short-acting β2-receptor agonist, followed by H1-antihistamine and methylprednisolone...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112941/yoga-can-improve-assisted-reproduction-technology-outcomes-in-couples-with-infertility
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Sara Darbandi, Mahsa Darbandi, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi
Context • Depending on the cause of the infertility, nonsurgical or surgical treatments may be used to treat men and women with infertility. Despite improved outcomes due to medical advances, assisted reproductive technology (ART) for couples with infertility is sometimes unsuccessful. Success may be affected by the patient's social, psychological, and physical status. Objective • The study examined the effects of yoga-including asanas (yoga poses), pranayama (proper breathing), shavasana, and meditation-on male and female fertility and ART outcomes...
November 7, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072372/misoprostol-treatment-vs-expectant-management-in-women-with-early-non-viable-pregnancy-and-vaginal-bleeding-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial
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A Fernlund, L Jokubkiene, P Sladkevicius, L Valentin
OBJECTIVE: To compare vaginal misoprostol treatment with expectant management in early non-viable pregnancy with vaginal bleeding with regard to complete evacuation of the uterine cavity within 10 days after randomization. METHODS: This was a parallel randomized controlled, open-label trial conducted in Skåne University Hospital, Sweden. Patients with anembryonic pregnancy or early fetal demise (crown-rump length ≤ 33 mm) and vaginal bleeding were randomly allocated to either expectant management or treatment with a single dose of 800 μg misoprostol administered vaginally...
October 26, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054042/spontaneous-hemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy-ship-and-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-recent-literature
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REVIEW
Marit C I Lier, Romana F Malik, Johannes C F Ket, Cornelis B Lambalk, Ivo A Brosens, Velja Mijatovic
Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy (SHiP), an unprovoked (nontraumatic) intraperitoneal bleeding in pregnancy (up to 42days postpartum), is associated with serious adverse pregnancy outcomes. To evaluate the clinical consequences of SHiP and its association with endometriosis, a systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines. PubMed, Embase.com and Thomson Reuters/Web of Science were searched for articles published since the latest review (August 2008) until September 2016. After assessment for eligibility, forty-four articles were included in this systematic review, describing 59 cases of SHiP...
December 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051184/novel-use-of-hydroxyurea-in-an-african-region-with-malaria-noharm-a-trial-for-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Robert O Opoka, Christopher M Ndugwa, Teresa S Latham, Adam Lane, Heather A Hume, Phillip Kasirye, James S Hodges, Russell E Ware, Chandy C John
Hydroxyurea treatment is recommended for children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) living in high-resource malaria-free regions, but its safety and efficacy in malaria-endemic sub-Saharan Africa, where the greatest sickle cell burden exists, remain unknown. In vitro studies suggest hydroxyurea could increase malaria severity, and hydroxyurea-associated neutropenia could worsen infections. NOHARM was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial conducted in malaria-endemic Uganda, comparing hydroxyurea to placebo at 20 ± 2...
October 19, 2017: Blood
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