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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926825/fetal-growth-and-placental-growth-factor-umbilical-cord-blood-levels
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Zoe A Broere-Brown, Sarah Schalekamp-Timmermans, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Eric A P Steegers
OBJECTIVE: We assessed whether umbilical cord blood placental growth factor (PlGF) levels at delivery are associated with fetal growth. METHODS: From a prospective population-based cohort study we included 3,461 live singleton births. Fetal growth was assessed by birth weight, fetal growth pattern, and fetal growth restriction (FGR; decrease in growth between the second trimester and birth of ≥40 percentiles). In all analyses the highest PlGF multiple of the median (MoM) quintile was used as the reference category...
September 20, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926726/fertility-and-pregnancy-outcomes-after-transvaginal-cervico-isthmic-cerclage
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Marie-Emmanuelle Neveu, Hervé Fernandez, Xavier Deffieux, Marie-Victoire Senat, Marie Houllier, Perrine Capmas
INTRODUCTION: Prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Cervical insufficiency seems to be the main risk factor. Treatment is cervical cerclage. In case of failure, a cervico-isthmic cerclage by Fernandez' technique, with the placement of a polypropylene sling by vaginal approach during the first trimester of pregnancy, has proven its effectiveness. The aim of our study is to report effectiveness of Fernandez' cervico-isthmic cerclage in subsequent pregnancies...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926331/-assessment-of-urinary-incontinence-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum-observational-study
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Juliana Rocha, Pedro Brandão, Anabela Melo, Silvia Torres, Lurdes Mota, Fernanda Costa
INTRODUCTION: The urinary incontinence can affect up to 50% of women at some stage of their lives, particularly during pregnancy and postpartum. This study was designed in order to identify and assess the prevalence and risk factors for urinary incontinence during the third trimester of pregnancy and three months postpartum. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational and cross-sectional study. The population of the study was composed of 268 women who delivered and were admitted to the Centro Hospitalar Tâmega e Sousa in the years 2013 and 2014, and who agreed to participate in this study...
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925666/no-increased-risk-of-asd-adhd-or-sga-with-first-trimester-antidepressant-use
#4
David Slawson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925570/first-trimester-screening-based-on-ultrasound-and-cfdna-vs-first-trimester-combined-screening-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Karl Oliver Kagan, Fabrina Sroka, Jiri Sonek, Harald Abele, Kai Lüthgens, Maximilian Schmid, Philipp Wagner, Sara Brucker, Diethelm Wallwiener, Markus Hoopmann
OBJECTIVE: Prospective randomized trial to compare the performance of first trimester combined screening (FTCS) with an approach that uses the combination of a detailed ultrasound examination and cfDNA analysis. METHODS: Pregnant women with a normal first-trimester ultrasound examination at 11 to 13 weeks' gestation (fetal NT ≤3.5 mm and no fetal defects) were randomized into two groups. In the first group, the risk of aneuploidy was assessed using FTCS based on the most recent FMF UK algorithm...
September 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925412/prenatal-antimicrobial-use-and-early-childhood-body-mass-index
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A E Cassidy-Bushrow, C Burmeister, S Havstad, A M Levin, S V Lynch, D R Ownby, A G Rundle, K J Woodcroft, E M Zoratti, C C Johnson, G Wegienka
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Growing evidence suggests that antibiotic use is associated with childhood body mass index (BMI), potentially via mechanisms mediated by gut microbiome alterations. Less is known on the potential role of prenatal antimicrobial use in offspring obesity risk. We examined whether prenatal antibiotic or antifungal use was associated with BMI at the age of 2 years in 527 birth cohort participants. METHODS/SUBJECTS: Antimicrobial use was obtained from the prenatal medical record...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924498/habitat-suitability-density-relationship-in-an-endangered-woodland-species-the-case-of-the-blue-chaffinch-fringilla-polatzeki
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Luis M Carrascal, Ángel C Moreno, Alejandro Delgado, Víctor Suárez, Domingo Trujillo
BACKGROUND: Understanding constraints to the distribution of threatened species may help to ascertain whether there are other suitable sectors for reducing the risks associated with species that are recorded in only one protected locality, and to inform about the suitability of other areas for reintroduction or translocation programs. METHODS: We studied the Gran Canaria blue chaffinch (Fringilla polatzeki), a habitat specialist endemic of the Canary Islands restricted to the pine forest of Inagua, the only area where the species has been naturally present as a regular breeder in the last 25 years...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924373/association-of-maternal-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-in-second-trimester-with-delivery-mode-in-a-chinese-population
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Yingdi Yuan, Heng Liu, Chenbo Ji, Xirong Guo, Lingmin Hu, Juan Wen, Manhong Cai
Objective: To determine the maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations in a Chinese population and investigate its associations with subsequent delivery mode by studying 1924 unrelated pregnant women. Methods: The serum 25(OH)D concentrations was measured by euzymelinked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Simultaneously, maternal information and subsequent delivery mode were collected. Logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the associations between 25(OH)D concentrations and caesarean section...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923901/maternal-serum-b-cell-activating-factor-levels-candidate-early-biomarker-for-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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Hindi E Stohl, Richard H Lee, Joseph Manetta, Kristine Kikly, Lisa M Korst, William Stohl
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Early suppression of B-cell lymphopoiesis is necessary for a normal pregnancy. Dysregulation of factors critical to B-cell survival may result in pregnancy complications, including hypertension. In this prospective observational study at a single medical center, serum levels of BAFF (B-cell activating factor) were measured in pregnant participants at each trimester, at delivery, and postpartum and in nonpregnant controls at a single time point...
September 18, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923536/the-limbo-of-motherhood-women-s-experiences-of-major-challenges-to-cope-with-the-first-pregnancy
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Farzaneh Soltani, Azam Maleki, Fatemeh Shobeiri, Farshid Shamsaei, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Ghodratollah Roshanaei
INTRODUCTION: pregnancy is a unique health experience which is influenced by various factors, particularly culture and social context. AIM OF STUDY: to explore women's perception regarding major challenges of adaptation with first pregnancy based on culture and social context. DESIGN: a qualitative content analysis was used for data gathering and analysis. Data were collected through unstructured in-depth interviews. SETTING: the study was conducted in public health clinics in Hamadan city, an urban area in southwest of Iran from July to December 2016...
August 30, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922383/timing-and-adequate-attendance-of-antenatal-care-visits-among-women-in-ethiopia
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Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Michael Ekholuenetale, Vaibhav Shah, Bernard Kadio, Ogochukwu Udenigwe
INTRODUCTION: Although ANC services are increasingly available to women in low and middle-income countries, their inadequate use persists. This suggests a misalignment between aims of the services and maternal beliefs and circumstances. Owing to the dearth of studies examining the timing and adequacy of content of care, this current study aims to investigate the timing and frequency of ANC visits in Ethiopia. METHODS: Data was obtained from the nationally representative 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) which used a two-stage cluster sampling design to provide estimates for the health and demographic variables of interest for the country...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922193/update-on-second-trimester-medical-abortion
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Klaira Lerma, Kate A Shaw
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent literature on second trimester abortion with medical methods. RECENT FINDINGS: Across studies published in the recent past, it is apparent that women prefer shorter procedures and procedure times. Several randomized controlled trials have confirmed adding mifepristone to the second trimester medication abortion regimen results in shorter abortion intervals from first misoprostol administration to complete fetal expulsion. A study of simultaneous administration of mifepristone and misoprostol yielded shorter mean 'total' abortion times, presenting several logistical advantages...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921586/down-syndrome-maternal-serum-markers-in-oocyte-donation-and-other-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Aurore Bonnin, Françoise Muller, Marie-Victoire Senat, Corinne Sault, Armelle Galland, Joëlle Taieb, Sophie Dreux, Jean Bouyer, Alexandra Benachi
OBJECTIVE: Because maternal serum markers (PAPP-A, hCGβ, and AFP) used for Down syndrome (DS) screening have been described as predictors of obstetrical complications and because assisted reproductive technology (ART) pregnancies are known to be at increased risk for obstetrical complications, it is unclear whether or not correction factors should be applied to the calculated risk of DS. The purpose of this study was to evaluate DS maternal serum markers in oocyte donation (OD) and ART pregnancies in comparison with natural pregnancies...
September 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921308/pregnancy-and-delivery-in-moyamoya-vasculopathy-experience-of-a-single-european-institution
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Güliz Acker, Marcus Czabanka, Peter Schmiedek, Peter Vajkoczy
Moyamoya vasculopathy (MMV) is a stenoocclusive cerebrovascular disease frequently affecting adolescent females. Thus, the management of pregnancy is of major interest for physicians dealing with MMV patients. However, clinical data concerning pregnant MMV patients is lacking. Our aim was to analyze the course of pregnancy in our European MMV patient cohort. We retrospectively identified MMV patients with a history of pregnancy who were treated in our institution. We analyzed demographic data, clinical symptoms, treatment, and detailed history of pregnancies...
September 18, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921105/association-between-air-pollution-exposure-cognitive-and-adaptive-function-and-asd-severity-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Tara Kerin, Heather Volk, Weiyan Li, Fred Lurmann, Sandrah Eckel, Rob McConnell, Irva Hertz-Picciotto
Prenatal exposure to air pollution has been associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk but no study has examined associations with ASD severity or functioning. Cognitive ability, adaptive functioning, and ASD severity were assessed in 327 children with ASD from the Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment study using the Mullen Scales of Early Learning (MSEL), the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS), and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule calibrated severity score. Estimates of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter (PM2...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920568/pregnant-women-of-south-asian-ethnicity-in-canada-have-substantially-lower-vitamin-b12-status-compared-with-pregnant-women-of-european-ethnicity
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Theresa H Schroder, Graham Sinclair, Andre Mattman, Benjamin Jung, Susan I Barr, Hilary D Vallance, Yvonne Lamers
Maternal vitamin B12 (B12) status has been inversely associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and positively with fetal growth and infant development. South Asians, Canada's largest ethnic minority, are prone to B12 deficiency. Yet, data are lacking on B12 status in South Asian pregnant women in North America. We sought to determine B12 status, using multiple biomarkers, in 1st and 2nd trimester pregnant women of South Asian and, for comparison, European ethnicity living in Vancouver, Canada. In this retrospective cohort study, total B12, holotranscobalamin (holoTC), methylmalonic acid (MMA), and total homocysteine concentrations were quantified in two routinely collected (mean gestational week: 11·5 (range 8·3-13·9) and 16·5 (range 14·9-20·9)), banked serum samples of 748 healthy pregnant South Asian (n 371) and European (n 377) women...
September 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919605/current-trend-of-using-anti-hypertensives-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum-period-in-a-tertiary-level-hospital
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M Sultana, S K Saha, A K Sarker, S Khatun, M M Sarker, T Sultana, F Noor, M M Faysal
Hypertensive disorders are one of the most common disorders in pregnancy. They are amongst the major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Incidence is increasing in developing countries like Bangladesh. This cross sectional descriptive study has done to observe the utilization of antihypertensive drugs in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and conducted from January 2016 to December 2016 in the department of Pharmacology in collaboration with department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919596/outcome-of-pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-observed-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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S U Ahammed, A A Chowdhury, A S Roy, M A Muqueet, M A Rahman, M S Kabir, M G Rabbani, M Asadujjaman, M B Hossain, M Akhtaruzzaman, S K Das, E H Khan, M A Islam, M J Hasan, M A Rahman, R K Talukder, J Ara, G C Barman, P P Roy, M K Saha, D Mondal
This prospective case control study was carried out in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) from April 2011 to March 2012. The main objective of the study was to determine the short term maternal outcome of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury and to identify aetiological factors and to observe clinical features of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury. Total 60 pregnant women with AKI were included in the study as sample and equal (60) number of pregnant women with normal renal function was taken as control...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919309/the-heterogeneity-of-human-cajal-retzius-neurons
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Gundela Meyer, Miriam González-Gómez
The definition of a Cajal-Retzius neuron (CRN) is still controversial, in part possibly due to species differences. We review the developmental history of CRN in human neocortex and focus on two main CRN family members, transient (t) and persisting (p) CRN. They share the expression of Reelin andTbr1, complemented by p73, calretinin, CXCR4 and NOS, but differ in their moment of appearance, fate and morphology. The distinctive feature of tCRN is the axon plexus in the lower third of the marginal zone, which innervates the apical dendritic tufts of pyramidal cells and may serve as a migration substrate and waiting compartment for interneurons descending from the subpial granular layer (SGL) into the cortical plate...
September 14, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919028/resumption-of-ovarian-function-the-metabolic-profile-and-body-condition-in-brahman-cows-bos-indicus-is-not-affected-by-the-combination-of-calf-separation-and-progestogen-treatment
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Ramiro Díaz, Carlos S Galina, Ivette Rubio, Manuel Corro, José Luis Pablos, Ana Rodríguez, Agustín Orihuela
To evaluate the effect of different calf separation procedures after a progestogen treatment on the resumption of ovarian function, body condition and metabolic profile, 59 multiparous Brahman cows grazing on a mixed grass pasture were studied. No supplementation was given at any time. Body condition score (BCS), fat thickness (FAT) and blood metabolites were measured fortnightly from the beginning of the last trimester of gestation until 96days postpartum. At 30days postpartum all animals received a progesterone (P4)-releasing device (CIDR) which was withdrawn 9days later when prostaglandin F2α was applied...
September 1, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
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