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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339537/stimulatory-effects-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-uterine-luminal-epithelial-cells-during-early-pregnancy%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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Whasun Lim, Hyocheol Bae, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) is a mitogen that induces proliferation, differentiation, and migration of cells, as well as angiogenesis and carcinogenesis via autocrine or paracrine actions. Fibroblast growth factor 2 expression is abundant in porcine conceptuses and endometrium during the estrous cycle and peri-implantation period of pregnancy. However, its intracellular actions in uterine epithelial cells have not been reported. The results of this study indicated abundant expression of FGFR1 and FGFR2 predominantly in uterine luminal and glandular epithelia during early pregnancy and that their expression decreased with increasing parity of the sows...
December 20, 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339338/fertility-treatments-among-female-cancer-survivors-giving-birth-a-finnish-register-based-study
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Johanna Melin, Laura Madanat-Harjuoja, Sirpa Heinävaara, Nea Malila, Mika Gissler, Aila Tiitinen
BACKGROUND: Long-term survival rates for most types of childhood cancers have improved dramatically over the past decades. However, because of advances in multimodality treatments, cancer survivors nowadays more often face long-term complications, including diminished gonadal and reproductive function. The aim of this study was to identify whether the use of fertility treatments among early onset (0-34 years) cancer survivors giving birth differed from that among siblings giving birth and to identify the subgroups of cancer survivors that were most likely to require fertility treatments...
March 24, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338021/absence-of-a-gestational-diabetes-phenotype-in-the-leprdb-mouse-is-independent-of-control-strain-diet-misty-allele-or-parity
#3
Jasmine F Plows, XinYang Yu, Ric Broadhurst, Mark H Vickers, Chao Tong, Hua Zhang, HongBo Qi, Joanna L Stanley, Philip N Baker
Treatment options for gestational diabetes (GDM) are limited. In order to better understand mechanisms and improve treatments, appropriate animal models of GDM are crucial. Heterozygous db mice (db/+) present with glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and increased weight gain during, but not prior to, pregnancy. This makes them an ideal model for GDM. However, several recent studies have reported an absence of GDM phenotype in their colony. We investigated several hypotheses for why the phenotype may be absent, with the aim of re-establishing it and preventing further resources being wasted on an ineffective model...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337028/modifiable-risk-factors-of-maternal-postpartum-weight-retention-an-analysis-of-their-combined-impact-and-potential-opportunities-for-prevention
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J L Hollis, S R Crozier, H M Inskip, C Cooper, K M Godfrey, N C Harvey, C E Collins, S M Robinson
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pregnancy triggers a physiological change in weight status. Postpartum weight retention in the childbearing years can substantially alter a woman's weight gain trajectory, with several potential contributing factors identified. Most research has relied on women's recall of pre-pregnancy weight during pregnancy or later, and not considered risk factors in combination. Using measured pre-pregnancy weight, this study aimed to examine the associations of maternal postpartum weight retention with parity, pre-pregnancy BMI, excessive gestational weight gain (GWG), maternal serum vitamin D concentration and dietary Glycaemic Index in early and late pregnancy and breastfeeding duration, including analysis of the combined impact of potentially modifiable risk factors...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334503/the-fetal-safety-of-clomiphene-citrate-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Asher Weller, Sharon Daniel, Gideon Koren, Eitan Lunenfeld, Amalia Levy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether exposure to CC for ovulation induction is associated with either overall major malformations or specific fetal anomalies. DESIGN: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort. Exposure was defined as CC dispension from two months before conception through the first month of pregnancy. SETTINGS: Four databases were combined: medication, birth, hospitalization and pregnancy terminations. POPULATION: The study included all women in southern Israel who gave birth or underwent pregnancy termination at Soroka Medical Center from 1998 to 2009...
March 23, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333271/impact-of-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-euthyroid-women-on-live-birth-rate-after-iui
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D Unuane, B Velkeniers, B Bravenboer, P Drakopoulos, H Tournaye, J Parra, M De Brucker
STUDY QUESTION: Does thyroid autoimmunity (TAI) predict live birth rate in euthyroid women after one treatment cycle in IUI patients? SUMMARY ANSWER: TAI as such does not influence pregnancy outcome after IUI treatment. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The role of TAI on pregnancy outcome in the case of IVF/ICSI is largely debated in the literature. This is the first study to address this issue in the case of IUI. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: This was a retrospective cohort study...
February 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329896/characterizing-literacy-and-cognitive-function-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Lynn M Yee, Leslie A Kamel, Zara Quader, Priya V Rajan, Shaneah M Taylor, Rachel O'Conor, Michael S Wolf, Melissa A Simon
Objective The objective of this study was to characterize health literacy and cognitive function in a diverse cohort of pregnant women. Methods Pregnant and postpartum women underwent in-depth assessments of health literacy/numeracy and the cognitive domains of verbal ability, working memory, long-term memory, processing speed, and inductive reasoning. Differences by demographic characteristics and gestational age were assessed using chi-square tests and multivariable logistic regression. Results In this cohort of pregnant (N = 77) or postpartum (N = 24) women, 41...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329648/hormonal-and-reproductive-factors-and-incidence-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-population-based-cohort
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Catherine M Olsen, Nirmala Pandeya, Bridie S Thompson, Jean Claude Dusingize, Padmini Subramaniam, Christina M Nagle, Adele C Green, Rachel E Neale, Penny M Webb, David C Whitman
Estrogens have photosensitizing properties, but few prospective studies have examined the relationship between hormonal and reproductive factors and incidence of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in women. Previous findings have been inconsistent, particularly in relation to parity and use of oral contraceptives (OCs) and menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). Given the heterogeneity in the literature, we sought to examine the association between hormonal and reproductive factors and BCC risk in a cohort of women (n=23,879) enrolled in the QSkin Study in 2011...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328535/the-assessment-of-labor-a-brief-history
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Wayne R Cohen, Emanuel A Friedman
In the 1930s, investigators in the US, Germany and Switzerland made the first attempts to quantify the course of labor in a clinically meaningful way. They emphasized the rupture of membranes as a pivotal event governing labor progress. Attention was also placed on the total number of contractions as a guide to normality. Beginning in the 1950s, Friedman determined that changes in cervical dilatation and fetal station over time were the most useful parameters for the assessment of labor progress. He showed all normal labors had similar patterns of dilatation and descent, differing only in the durations and slopes of their component parts...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324630/morphological-and-neurochemical-differences-in-peptidergic-nerve-fibres-of-the-mouse-vagina
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Christine Barry, Esther Ji, Harman Sharma, Lara Beukes, Pat Vilimas, Yvette DeGraaf, Dusan Matusica, Rainer V Haberberger
The vagina is innervated by a complex arrangement of sensory, sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve fibres that contain classical transmitters plus an array of neuropeptides and enzymes known to regulate diverse processes including blood flow and nociception. The neurochemical characteristics and distributions of peptide-containing nerves in the mouse vagina are unknown. This study used multiple labelling immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging and analysis to investigate the presence and colocalization of the peptides vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), neuropeptide tyrosine (NPY) and the nitric oxide synthesizing enzyme neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in nerve fibres of the murine vaginal wall...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323962/men1-dependent-breast-cancer-indication-for-early-screening-results-from-the-dutch-men1-study-group
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Rachel S van Leeuwaarde, Koen Dreijerink, Margreet G Ausems, Hanneke J Beijers, Olaf M Dekkers, Wouter W de Herder, Anouk N van der Horst-Schrivers, Madeleine L Drent, Peter H Bisschop, Bas Havekes, Petra H M Peeters, Ruud M Pijnappel, Menno R Vriens, Gerlof D Valk
Objective: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is associated with an early onset elevated breast cancer risk. This finding potentially has implications for breast cancer screening for females with MEN1. Considering the impact for females with MEN1, regarding distress and anxiety, it is necessary to assess if other risk factors are involved to identify those at greatest risk. Design: A cross-sectional case control study was performed using the Dutch MEN1 cohort, including >90% of the Dutch MEN1 population of 18 years and older...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322777/preeclampsia-and-cognitive-impairment-later-in-life
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Julie A Fields, Vesna D Garovic, Michelle M Mielke, Kejal Kantarci, Muthuvel Jayachandran, Wendy M White, Alissa M Butts, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Brian D Lahr, Kent R Bailey, Virginia M Miller
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairment. Women who suffer hypertensive episodes during pregnancy report variable neurocognitive changes within the first decade following the affected pregnancy. However, long-term follow-up of these women into their post-menopausal years has not been conducted. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether women with a history of preeclampsia were at increased risk of cognitive decline 35-40 years after the affected pregnancy...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322769/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-contraceptive-knowledge-among-women-veterans-in-the-ecuun-study
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Elian Rosenfeld, Lisa S Callegari, Florentina E Sileanu, Xinhua Zhao, E Bimla Schwarz, Maria K Mor, Sonya Borrero
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether racial/ethnic disparities in contraceptive knowledge observed in the general US population are also seen among women Veterans served by the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed data from a national telephone survey of 2302 women Veterans aged 18-44 who had received care within VA in the prior 12months. Twenty survey items assessed women's knowledge about various contraceptive methods. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine racial/ethnic variation in contraceptive knowledge items, adjusting for age, marital status, education, income, parity, and branch of military service...
March 17, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322725/gender-bias-in-scholarly-peer-review
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Markus Helmer, Manuel Schottdorf, Andreas Neef, Demian Battaglia
Peer review is the cornerstone of scholarly publishing and it is essential that peer reviewers are appointed on the basis of their expertise alone. However, it is difficult to check for any bias in the peer-review process because the identity of peer reviewers generally remains confidential. Here, using public information about the identities of 9000 editors and 43000 reviewers from the Frontiers series of journals, we show that women are underrepresented in the peer-review process, that editors of both genders operate with substantial same-gender preference (homophily), and that the mechanisms of this homophily are gender-dependent...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322644/meta-analyses-of-predictors-of-health-practices-in-pregnant-women
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Barbara L Cannella, Adela Yarcheski, Noreen E Mahon
The aims of this study were to identify predictors of health practices of pregnant women in the literature reviewed, to use meta-analysis to ascertain the mean effect size (ES) across studies between each predictor and health practices, and to examine four moderators on each predictor-health practices relationship. Using preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines for the literature assessed, 32 published studies or doctoral dissertations completed between 1992 and 2015 met the inclusion criteria...
December 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322214/optical-signatures-of-parity-anomaly-in-a-gapped-graphene-like-system
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C X Zhang, X G Qiu
Parity anomaly refers to the violation of coordinate reflection symmetry induced by the quantum fluctuations. It is proposed to exist in a graphene-like system with a finite bare mass for Dirac fermions, and manifests itself as a parity- violating quantum correction to the current of each species of fermions. Coulomb interaction greatly increases the fermion mass, and produces various types of excitons. Of particular interest is the ρ-exciton, which is directly connected to parity anomaly and can be generated by absorbing a specific photon...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322014/carbohydrate-intake-during-early-pregnancy-is-inversely-associated-with-abnormal-glucose-challenge-test-results-in-japanese-pregnant-women
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Ryoko Tajima, Yoko Yachi, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Yui Anasako Kawasaki, Izumi Nishibata, Ayumi Sugawara Hirose, Chika Horikawa, Satoru Kodama, Kaoruko Iida, Hirohito Sone
BACKGROUND: In East Asian countries, which have a high prevalence of underweight individuals, there is little information about the association between dietary factors and abnormal glucose tolerance during pregnancy. We examined the association between carbohydrate intake and moderately abnormal glucose tolerance in Japanese pregnant women. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study on 325 Japanese pregnant women without a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus prior to pregnancy...
March 20, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320479/correlates-of-circulating-ovarian-cancer-early-detection-markers-and-their-contribution-to-discrimination-of-early-detection-models-results-from-the-epic-cohort
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Renée T Fortner, Allison F Vitonis, Helena Schock, Anika Hüsing, Theron Johnson, Raina N Fichorova, Titilayo Fashemi, Hidemi S Yamamoto, Anne Tjønneland, Louise Hansen, Kim Overvad, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marina Kvaskoff, Gianluca Severi, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Vassiliki Benetou, Carlo La Vecchia, Domenico Palli, Sabina Sieri, Rosario Tumino, Giuseppe Matullo, Amalia Mattiello, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Petra H Peeters, Elisabete Weiderpass, Inger Torhild Gram, Mie Jareid, J Ramón Quirós, Eric J Duell, Maria-Jose Sánchez, María Dolores Chirlaque, Eva Ardanaz, Nerea Larrañaga, Björn Nodin, Jenny Brändstedt, Annika Idahl, Kay-Tee Khaw, Naomi Allen, Marc Gunter, Mattias Johansson, Laure Dossus, Melissa A Merritt, Elio Riboli, Daniel W Cramer, Rudolf Kaaks, Kathryn L Terry
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer early detection markers CA125, CA15.3, HE4, and CA72.4 vary between healthy women, limiting their utility for screening. METHODS: We evaluated cross-sectional relationships between lifestyle and reproductive factors and these markers among controls (n = 1910) from a nested case-control study in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Improvements in discrimination of prediction models adjusting for correlates of the markers were evaluated among postmenopausal women in the nested case-control study (n = 590 cases)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320352/a-comparison-of-intrapartum-interventions-and-adverse-outcomes-by-parity-in-planned-freestanding-midwifery-unit-and-alongside-midwifery-unit-births-secondary-analysis-of-low-risk-births-in-the-birthplace-in-england-cohort
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Jennifer Hollowell, Yangmei Li, Kathryn Bunch, Peter Brocklehurst
BACKGROUND: For low risk women, there is good evidence that planned birth in a midwifery unit is associated with a reduced risk of maternal interventions compared with planned birth in an obstetric unit. Findings from the Birthplace cohort study have been interpreted by some as suggesting a reduced risk of interventions in planned births in freestanding midwifery units (FMUs) compared with planned births in alongside midwifery units (AMUs). However, possible differences have not been robustly investigated using individual-level Birthplace data...
March 21, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319801/first-trimester-prediction-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-clinical-model-based-on-maternal-demographic-parameters
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Arianne N Sweeting, Heidi Appelblom, Glynis P Ross, Jencia Wong, Heikki Kouru, Paul F Williams, Mikko Sairanen, Jon A Hyett
AIM: Develop a first trimester risk prediction model for GDM based on maternal clinical characteristics in a large metropolitan multi-ethnic population and compare its performance to that of other recently published GDM prediction models and clinical risk scoring systems. METHODS: A retrospective case control study of 248 women who developed GDM and 732 controls who did not. Maternal clinical parameters were prospectively obtained at 11-13(+6) weeks' gestation. A predictive multivariate regression model for GDM was developed, evaluated using areas under the receiver-operating characteristic (AUC) curve...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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