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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715785/prenatal-exposure-estimation-of-bpa-and-dehp-using-integrated-external-and-internal-dosimetry-a-case-study
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M A Martínez, J Rovira, R Prasad Sharma, M Nadal, M Schuhmacher, V Kumar
Prenatal exposure to Endocrine disruptors (EDs), such as Bisphenol A (BPA) and di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), has been associated with obesity and diabetes diseases in childhood, as well as reproductive, behavioral and neurodevelopment problems. The aim of this study was to estimate the prenatal exposure to BPA and DEHP through food consumption for pregnant women living in Tarragona County (Spain). Probabilistic calculations of prenatal exposure were estimated by integrated external and internal dosimetry modelling, physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model, using a Monte-Carlo simulation...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713290/advanced-maternal-age-worsens-postpartum-vascular-function
#2
Jude S Morton, Alison S Care, Raven Kirschenman, Christy-Lynn Cooke, Sandra T Davidge
The age at which women experience their first pregnancy has increased throughout the decades. Pregnancy has an important influence on maternal short- and long-term cardiovascular outcomes. Pregnancy at an advanced maternal age increases maternal risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, placenta previa and caesarian delivery; complications which predict worsened cardiovascular health in later years. Aging also independently increases the risk of cardiovascular disease; therefore, combined risk in women of advanced maternal age may lead to detrimental cardiovascular outcomes later in life...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712949/role-of-early-second-trimester-uterine-artery-doppler-screening-to-predict-small-for-gestational-age-babies-in-nulliparous-women
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Samuel Parry, Anthony Sciscione, David M Haas, William A Grobman, Jay D Iams, Brian M Mercer, Robert M Silver, Hyagriv N Simhan, Ronald J Wapner, Deborah A Wing, Michal A Elovitz, Frank P Schubert, Alan Peaceman, M Sean Esplin, Steve Caritis, Michael P Nageotte, Benjamin A Carper, George R Saade, Uma M Reddy, Corette B Parker
BACKGROUND: Trophoblastic invasion of the uterine spiral arteries substantially increases compliance to accommodate increased blood flow to the placenta. Failure of this process impedes uterine artery blood flow, and this may be detected by uterine artery Doppler flow studies. However, the clinical utility of uterine artery Doppler flow studies in the prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes in a general population remains largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of early second trimester uterine artery Doppler studies as a predictor of small for gestational age (SGA) neonates...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711148/a-review-of-systemic-corticosteroid-use-in-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-select-pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes
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REVIEW
Gretchen Bandoli, Kristin Palmsten, Chelsey J Forbess Smith, Christina D Chambers
The evidence to date regarding corticosteroid exposure in pregnancy and select pregnancy and birth outcomes is limited and inconsistent. The authors provide a narrative review of published literature summarizing the findings for oral clefts, preterm birth, birth weight, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes mellitus. Whenever possible, the results are limited to oral or systemic administration with a further focus on use in autoimmune disease. Although previous studies of corticosteroid exposure in pregnancy reported an increased risk of oral clefts in the offspring, more recent studies have not replicated these findings...
August 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711075/diabetic-nephropathy-and-pregnancy
#5
Kate Bramham
Women with diabetic nephropathy have challenging pregnancies, with pregnancy outcomes far worse than expected for the stage of chronic kidney disease. The underlying mechanisms that cause the adverse events remain poorly understood, but it is a widely held belief that substantial endothelial injury in these women likely contributes. Maternal hypertension, preeclampsia, and cesarean section rates are high, and offspring are often preterm and of low birth weight, with additional neonatal complications associated with glycemic control...
July 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709749/the-brown-fat-secreted-adipokine-neuregulin-4-is-decreased-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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S Kralisch, A Hoffmann, J Kratzsch, M Blüher, M Stumvoll, M Fasshauer, T Ebert
AIMS: Neuregulin 4 has recently been recognized as a novel adipokine secreted by brown adipose tissue (BAT), with beneficial effects on murine insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis. Yet, thus far, neither regulation of neuregulin 4 in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) nor its longitudinal changes in the peripartum period have been elucidated. METHODS: Circulating neuregulin 4 levels were measured by ELISA in 74 women with GDM and 74 healthy, gestational-age-matched controls...
July 11, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708575/is-forty-the-new-thirty-population-based-study-of-advanced-maternal-age
#7
Gabrijela Brzan Simenc, Isaac Blickstein, Ivan Verdenik, Andreja Trojner Bregar, Miha Lucovnik, Natasa Tul
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal outcomes in different advanced maternal age groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a population-based data set to compare perinatal outcomes in three maternal age groups: 30-34.9, 35-39.9, and in women over 40 years. RESULTS: Over a 10-year period there were 23,422 (25.2%) births in the 35-39.9 years group, 3987 (4.3%) in the over 40 years group, and 65,492 births (70.5%) in our reference group (30-34.9 years)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706364/prediction-of-preeclampsia-in-early-pregnancy-by-estimating-the-spot-urinary-albumin-creatinine-ratio
#8
Nupur Gupta, Taru Gupta, Deepti Asthana
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a spot urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) measured before 20 weeks of gestation can predict subsequent development of preeclampsia. METHODS: The ACR was determined from midstream urine sample taken between 17 and 20 weeks of gestation. Urine albumin was measured by immunoturbidimetric method using commercially available kit (Beckman Coulter) through Beckman AU 480 fully automated biochemistry analyzer. Urine creatinine was measured by modified kinetic Jaffe reaction without deproteinization...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705184/prevalence-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-based-on-various-screening-strategies-in-western-kenya-a-prospective-comparison-of-point-of-care-diagnostic-methods
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Sonak D Pastakia, Benson Njuguna, Beryl Ajwang' Onyango, Sierra Washington, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Wycliffe K Kosgei, Ponnusamy Saravanan
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is crucial to prevent short term delivery risks and long term effects such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in the mother and infant. Diagnosing GDM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) however, remains sub-optimal due to associated logistical and cost barriers for resource-constrained populations. A cost-effective strategy to screen for GDM in such settings are therefore urgently required. We conducted this study to determine the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and assess utility of various GDM point of care (POC) screening strategies in a resource-constrained setting...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702810/epidemiology-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-according-to-iadpsg-who-2013-criteria-among-obese-pregnant-women-in-europe
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Aoife M Egan, Akke Vellinga, Jürgen Harreiter, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M Adelantado, Roland Devlieger, Andre Van Assche, Sander Galjaard, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Dorte M Jensen, Liselotte Andersen, Annuziata Lapolla, Maria G Dalfrà, Alessandra Bertolotto, Urszula Mantaj, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, David Hill, Judith G M Jelsma, Frank J Snoek, Christof Worda, Dagmar Bancher-Todesca, Mireille N M van Poppel, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Fidelma P Dunne
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Accurate prevalence estimates for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among pregnant women in Europe are lacking owing to the use of a multitude of diagnostic criteria and screening strategies in both high-risk women and the general pregnant population. Our aims were to report important risk factors for GDM development and calculate the prevalence of GDM in a cohort of women with BMI ≥29 kg/m(2) across 11 centres in Europe using the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG)/WHO 2013 diagnostic criteria...
July 12, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700892/healthy-eating-and-active-living-after-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-heald-gdm-rationale-design-and-proposed-evaluation-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Steven T Johnson, Ana B Mladenovic, Nonsikelelo Mathe, Margie H Davenport, Sonia Butalia, Weiyu Qiu, Jeffrey A Johnson
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common complication in pregnancy and a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D). Most women who have had GDM are not engaging in health behaviours known to reduce their risk for developing future T2D. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a lifestyle modification program targeting healthy eating and active living behaviours after a GDM pregnancy. METHOD: This trial will randomize 100 women to either a lifestyle modification program or a control condition...
July 9, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699985/glycated-albumin-a-potential-biomarker-in-diabetes
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Priscila Aparecida Correa Freitas, Lethicia Rozales Ehlert, Joíza Lins Camargo
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic and metabolic disease that presents a high global incidence. Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) is the reference test for long-term glucose monitoring, and it exhibits an association with diabetic chronic complications. However, A1C is not recommended in clinical situations which may interfere with the metabolism of hemoglobin, such as in hemolytic, secondary or iron deficiency anemia, hemoglobinopathies, pregnancy, and uremia. The glycated albumin (GA) is a test that reflects short-term glycemia and is not influenced by situations that falsely alter A1C levels...
May 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697826/-risk-factors-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-chinese-neonates-a-meta-analysis
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Yi Liu, Bei Zhu, Lin Zhuo, Ming-Yu He, Yang Xu, Tong-Tong Wang, Qing-Qing Cai, Bin Hu, Ji-Cheng Xu, Wen-Hui Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the major risk factors for congenital heart disease (CHD) in Chinese neonates and to provide a reference for the prevention of CHD. METHODS: A literature search was performed to collect the case-control studies on the risk factors for CHD in Chinese neonates published in 2001-2016. The relevant data were extracted accordingly. The quality of included studies was assessed by Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Sensitivity analysis was conducted using different models to analyze the same data...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696953/out-of-air-is-going-to-high-altitude-safe-for-your-patient
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Ann M Mendenhall, Christopher P Forest
As more people travel to high altitudes for recreation or work, more travelers with underlying medical conditions will need advice before traveling or treatment for altitude illness. This article focuses on the two main issues for travelers: whether travel to a high altitude will have a negative effect on their underlying medical condition and whether the medical condition increases the patient's risk of developing altitude illness. Although patients with severe pulmonary or cardiac conditions are most at risk in the hypoxic environment, other conditions such as diabetes and pregnancy warrant attention as well...
July 10, 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696852/imaging-of-pregnancy-related-vascular-complications
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R Scooter Plowman, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Constantine A Raptis, Douglas S Katz, Vincent M Mellnick, Sanjeev Bhalla, Patricia Cornejo, Christine O Menias
Pregnancy results in substantial hemodynamic and prothrombotic changes that form the foundation for downstream vascular complications, both during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. In addition, several important risk factors, including older patient age, diabetes, and smoking, can increase the risk for vascular-related pregnancy complications. Because radiologists often play an important role in evaluation of the pregnant patient, understanding the pathophysiology of vascular-related complications in pregnancy and their imaging appearances is essential for diagnostic accuracy...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694019/opportunities-to-reduce-diabetes-risk-in-women-of-reproductive-age-assessment-and-treatment-of-prediabetes-within-a-large-integrated-delivery-system
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Cassondra Marshall, Sara Adams, Wendy Dyer, Julie Schmittdiel
BACKGROUND: Preventing diabetes before pregnancy may be important to improve maternal and infant outcomes. Although the preconception period is a crucial time to focus on chronic disease prevention, little is known about preventive services for reproductive-aged women at risk of developing diabetes. METHODS: Using electronic health record data from patients at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, we identified 21,965 nonpregnant women aged 18 to 44 with incident prediabetes (PDM; fasting plasma glucose [FPG] = 100-125 or glycated hemoglobin A1c = 5...
July 7, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692233/-sleep-apnea-in-pregnancy
#17
Wawrzyniec Rieder, Raphaël Heinzer, David Baud
Snoring, chronic rhinitis and fragmentation of sleep are common symptoms in pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is also increased in pregnant women and can be associated with pregnancy induced hypertension, preeclampsia and diabetes mellitus. The fetus is as well exposed to a higher risk of prematurity and intra-uterine growth restriction. Given the lack of adequate screening tool, the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea is a challenge for the physician and a high degree of clinical suspicion is necessary in order to identify the patients at risk and propose an appropriate management...
October 26, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691362/basal-bolus-insulin-therapy-reduces-maternal-triglycerides-in-gestational-diabetes-without-modifying-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-activity
#18
Pablo R Olmos, Gisella R Borzone
AIM: Macrosomia in the offspring of overweight/obese mothers with glucose-controlled gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is due to excessive rise of maternal triglycerides (TG). We aimed to ascertain whether basal-bolus insulin therapy (BBIT), or other components of the treatment, could reduce TG in GDM. METHODS: We studied the records of 131 singleton pregnancies with GDM, using stepwise multiple linear regression, Mann-Whitney, χ(2) , and Jonckheere-Terpstra tests...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690281/women-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-are-at-low-risk-of-poor-pregnancy-outcome-in-japan
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Seishi Furukawa, Kazuko Miyakawa, Joichi Shibata, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
Maternal subclinical hypothyroidism may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, although not consistently across regions. Here, we sought to determine the effect of elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) on pregnancy outcomes in Japanese women without known medical complications. TSH was determined by dried blood spots at 8-20 weeks of gestation, and 3.0-10.0 μU/mL of TSH was considered as elevated TSH (eTSH). A retrospective study involving 167 cases of eTSH was conducted. Five hundred and seventy eight of controls with normal TSH and without thyroid antibodies were selected...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689771/immunosuppression-with-tacrolimus-improved-implantation-and-rescued-expression-of-uterine-progesterone-receptor-and-its-co-regulators-fkbp52-and-piasy-at-nidation-in-the-obese-and-diabetic-mice-comparative-studies-with-metformin
#20
Ahmad J H Albaghdadi, Frederick W K Kan
Diabesity is often associated with subfertility and recurrent miscarriages. Evidence links systemic and local uterine cytotoxicity to the pathogenesis of implantation failure (IF) in diabetes. Immunosuppression with tacrolimus improved pregnancy outcomes in obese and diabetic mice and repeated IF in women with elevated Th1/Th2 blood cell ratios. However the mode of action of tacrolimus in protecting against IF and the molecular mechanisms associated with recurrent miscarriages in the obese and diabetic subjects are yet to be elucidated...
July 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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