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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733436/survival-by-birth-weight-and-gestational-age-in-individuals-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-population-based-study
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Kate E Best, Peter W G Tennant, Judith Rankin
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) survival estimates are important to understand prognosis and evaluate health and social care needs. Few studies have reported CHD survival estimates according to maternal and fetal characteristics. This study aimed to identify predictors of CHD survival and report conditional survival estimates. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cases of CHD (n=5070) born during 1985-2003 and notified to the Northern Congenital Abnormality Survey (NorCAS) were matched to national mortality information in 2008...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727133/is-unexplained-elevated-maternal-serum-alpha-fetoprotein-still-important-predictor-for-adverse-pregnancy-outcome
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Derya Başbuğ, Alper Başbuğ, Cavidan Gülerman
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determined the predictive value of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) as a marker for adverse pregnancy outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was carried out at Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Education and Research Hospital between 2009 and 2010. This study included a total of 1,177 pregnant women, including 170 in the study group and 1,007 in the control group. Pregnancy outcomes and characteristics were analyzed with regard to the MSAFP value...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720162/maternal-pregnancy-c-reactive-protein-predicts-offspring-birth-size-and-body-composition-in-metropolitan-cebu-philippines
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C W Kuzawa, R L Fried, J B Borja, T W McDade
The gestational milieu is an important influence on fetal development and long-term disease risk. Here we assess relationships between maternal pregnancy inflammation, indicated by C-reactive protein (CRP), and offspring anthropometric outcomes measured soon after birth. Data come from female participants (n=327, age 24.4-30.2 years) in a longitudinal study located in Metropolitan Cebu, Philippines. Between 2009 and 2014, pregnancy interviews (n=429) were conducted during which questionnaire and anthropometric data were obtained along with dried blood spot cards for CRP measurement...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716915/prostaglandin-dehydrogenase-is-a-target-for-successful-induction-of-cervical-ripening
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Annavarapu Hari Kishore, Hanquan Liang, Mohammed Kanchwala, Chao Xing, Thota Ganesh, Yucel Akgul, Bruce Posner, Joseph M Ready, Sanford D Markowitz, Ruth Ann Word
The cervix represents a formidable structural barrier for successful induction of labor. Approximately 10% of pregnancies undergo induction of cervical ripening and labor with prostaglandin (PG) E2 or PGE analogs, often requiring many hours of hospitalization and monitoring. On the other hand, preterm cervical ripening in the second trimester predicts preterm birth. The regulatory mechanisms of this paradoxical function of the cervix are unknown. Here, we show that PGE2 uses cell-specific EP2 receptor-mediated increases in Ca(2+) to dephosphorylate and translocate histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) to the nucleus for repression of 15-hydroxy prostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH)...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715818/first-trimester-combined-multimarker-prospective-study-for-the-detection-of-pregnancies-at-a-high-risk-of-developing-preeclampsia-using-the-fetal-medicine-foundation-algorithm
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Meriem Guizani, Joseph Valsamis, Vivien Dutemeyer, Xin Kang, Vera Ceccoti, Joe Khalife, Silvia F Duiella, Frederic Blavier, Alessandra Faraca, Teresa Cos, Jacques C Jani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) algorithm prospectively at 11-13 weeks' gestation in the prediction of preeclampsia (PE). METHODS: Single-center prospective screening study for PE of singleton pregnancies at 11-13 weeks. The FMF algorithm takes into account maternal characteristics and biomarkers. Detection rate (DR) for a 10% false-positive rate (FPR) for delivery with preterm and term PE was estimated. RESULTS: Between January 2011 and December 2013, of 3,239 patients available for final analysis, 36 (1...
July 18, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700992/natural-history-of-fetal-lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-with-normal-amniotic-fluid-volume-at-initial-diagnosis
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Mark P Johnson, Enrico Danzer, Jamie Koh, William Polzin, Chris Harman, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Richard Brown, Michael V Zaretsky
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to define the natural history of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) with normal midgestational amniotic fluid volumes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 32 consecutive patients with LUTO with normal midgestational amniotic fluid volume followed at 11 North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet) centers from August 2007 to May 2012. Normal amniotic fluid volume was defined as an amniotic fluid index (AFI) of ≥9 cm...
July 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700733/non-invasive-prediction-of-preterm-birth-in-women-with-cervical-insufficiency-or-an-asymptomatic-short-cervix-%C3%A2-25-mm-by-measurement-of-biomarkers-in-the-cervicovaginal-fluid
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Ha-Na Yoo, Kyo Hoon Park, Eun Young Jung, Yu Mi Kim, Song Yi Kook, Se Jeong Jeon
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether various proteins in the cervicovaginal fluid (CVF) known to be involved in immune regulation, alone or in combination with clinical risk factors, can predict spontaneous preterm delivery (SPTD) in women with cervical insufficiency or a short cervix (≤25 mm). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 62 asymptomatic women with cervical insufficiency (n = 27) or an asymptomatic short cervix (n = 35) at 18-27 weeks. CVF swab samples were taken for assays of vitamin D binding protein (VDBP), interleukin (IL)-8, matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-9, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1, and Dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3) before cervical examination, and maternal blood was collected for the determination of the C-reactive protein (CRP) level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693352/transvaginal-sonographic-assessment-of-cervix-in-prediction-of-admission-to-delivery-interval-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Vimala Kathir, Dilip Maurya, Anish Keepanasseril
OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of cervical parameters measured by transvaginal sonography, that is, cervical length and posterior cervical angle, in predicting the admission to delivery interval in women with preterm rupture of membranes. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in a tertiary care centre in South India. Women with preterm premature rupture of membranes at 28-34 weeks, confirmed clinically, not in labour and presenting within 24 hours to hospital were included...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692959/dedicated-entropy-measures-for-early-assessment-of-pregnancy-progression-from-single-channel-electrohysterography
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Massimo Mischi, Chuan Chen, Tanya Ignatenko, Hinke de Lau, Beijing Ding, Guid S Oei, Chiara Rabotti
OBJECTIVE: Preterm birth is a large-scale clinical problem involving over 10% infants. Diagnostic means for timely risk assessment are lacking and the underlying physiological mechanisms unclear. To improve the evaluation of pregnancy before term, we introduce dedicated entropy measures derived from a single-channel electrohysterogram (EHG). METHODS: The estimation of Approximate Entropy (ApEn) and Sample Entropy (SampEn) is adjusted to monitor variations in the regularity of single-channel EHG recordings, reflecting myoelectrical changes due to pregnancy progression...
July 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692679/early-first-trimester-peripheral-blood-cell-microrna-predicts-risk-of-preterm-delivery-in-pregnant-women-proof-of-concept
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Edward E Winger, Jane L Reed, Xuhuai Ji
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the capacity of first trimester peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) microRNA to determine risk of spontaneous preterm birth among pregnant women. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 39 pregnant women with the following delivery outcomes: 25 with a full term delivery (38-42 weeks gestation) 14 with spontaneous preterm birth (<38 weeks gestation). Of the 14 women experiencing spontaneous preterm birth, 7 delivered at 34-<38 weeks gestation (late preterm) and 7 delivered at <34 weeks gestation (early preterm)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691546/procalcitonin-in-amniotic-fluid-at-the-time-of-genetic-amniocentesis-and-preterm-delivery
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Robyn T Bilinski, Shauna F Williams, Joseph J Apuzzio
PURPOSE: Procalcitonin (PCT) is an acute phase protein that has been infrequently studied in amniotic fluid. We sought to determine if PCT levels measured in amniotic fluid samples at the time of genetic amniocentesis are predictive of preterm delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on all women presenting for genetic amniocentesis between 15-23 weeks of pregnancy at our institution from 2011 to 2013 with stored amniotic fluid samples...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665922/hospital-association-of-the-gut-microbiota-mobilome-in-preterm-infants
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Anuradha Ravi, Eva Lena F Estensmo, Trine M L'Abée-Lund, Steven L Foley, Bernhard Allgaier, Camilia R Martin, Erika C Claud, Knut Rudi
BACKGROUND: The preterm infant gut microbiota is vulnerable to different biotic and abiotic factors. Although the development of this microbiota has been extensively studied, the mobilome i.e., mobile genetic elements(MGEs) in the gut microbiota has not been considered. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the association of the mobilome with the birthweight and hospital location in the preterm infant gut microbiota. METHODS: The dataset consists of fecal samples from 62 preterm infants with and without NEC from three different hospitals...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664446/postnatal-outcomes-of-fetal-supraventricular-tachycardia-a-multicenter-study
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Kevin A Hinkle, Shabnam Peyvandi, Corey Stiver, Stacy A S Killen, Hsin Yi Weng, Susan P Etheridge, Michael D Puchalski
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), the most common fetal tachycardia, can be difficult to manage in utero. We sought to better understand predictors of the postnatal clinical course in neonates who experienced fetal SVT. We hypothesized that fetuses with hydrops or those with refractory SVT (failure of first-line SVT therapy) are more likely to experience postnatal SVT. This was a retrospective multicenter cohort study of subjects diagnosed with fetal SVT between 2006 and 2014. Fetuses with structural heart disease were excluded...
June 29, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662632/timing-of-delivery-in-a-high-risk-obstetric-population-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Dane A De Silva, Sarka Lisonkova, Peter von Dadelszen, Anne R Synnes, Laura A Magee
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of antenatal corticosteroid treatment for women with threatened preterm birth depends on timely administration within 7 days before delivery. We modelled the probability of delivery within 7 days of admission to hospital among women presenting with threatened preterm birth, using routinely collected clinical characteristics. METHODS: Data from the Canadian Perinatal Network (CPN) were used, 2005-11, including women admitted to hospital with preterm labour, preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes, short cervix without contractions, or dilated cervix or prolapsed membranes without contractions at preterm gestation...
June 29, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651469/morbidities-associated-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants-nationwide-cohort-study
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Pia Härkin, Riitta Marttila, Tytti Pokka, Timo Saarela, Mikko Hallman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the predictive factors for the development of haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants and to study the morbidities associated with the treatment of PDA during the first hospitalization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from the Finnish national register of preterm infants (<32 gestational weeks) born in 2005-2013. In total, 3668 infants were included. Morbidities during the first hospitalization were analysed and compared between infants who received treatments for the closure of PDA (n = 1132) and infants who received no treatment for PDA (n = 2536)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639717/a-prospective-study-on-transvaginal-ultrasound-of-cervical-length-cl-in-the-first-and-second-trimester-in-a-low-risk-population
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C B Wulff, L Rode, S Rosthøj, E Hoseth, O B Petersen, A Tabor
OBJECTIVES: To assess cervical length (CL) longitudinally in the first and second trimester and to determine the proportion of women with a short CL. Further, to assess if women with a short CL at 19-24 weeks could be identified at the combined first-trimester screening (cFTS) at 11-14 weeks in relation to a potential implementation of CL screening in the Danish population. METHODS: We recruited singleton pregnant women attending the combined first-trimester screening from 1 November 2013 to 1 December 2014 to a longitudinal prospective study at three University Hospitals in Denmark...
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613021/combined-value-of-placental-alpha-microglobulin-1-detection-and-cervical-length-via-transvaginal-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-preterm-labor-in-symptomatic-patients
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Vyacheslav Bolotskikh, Vera Borisova
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the combined value of placental alpha microglobulin-1 (PAMG-1) and cervical length (CL) via transvaginal ultrasound for assessing risk of imminent spontaneous preterm delivery in patients presenting with threatened preterm labor (PTL). METHODS: Clinical exam, PAMG-1 test, cardiotocography, and CL measurement via transvaginal ultrasound were performed on all patients meeting inclusion criteria. Ninety-nine patients at 22(+0) -36(+6) gestational weeks with the symptoms of PTL were included...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585708/the-cytokine-network-in-women-with-an-asymptomatic-short-cervix-and-the-risk-of-preterm-delivery
#18
Adi L Tarca, Wendy Fitzgerald, Piya Chaemsaithong, Zhonghui Xu, Sonia S Hassan, Jean-Charles Grivel, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Bogdan Panaitescu, Percy Pacora, Eli Maymon, Offer Erez, Leonid Margolis, Roberto Romero
PROBLEM: To characterize the amniotic fluid (AF) inflammatory-related protein (IRP) network in patients with a sonographic short cervix (SCx) and to determine its relation to early preterm delivery (ePTD). METHOD OF STUDY: A retrospective cohort study included women with a SCx (≤25 mm; n=223) who had amniocentesis and were classified according to gestational age (GA) at diagnosis and delivery (ePTD <32 weeks of gestation). RESULTS: (i) In women with a SCx ≤ 22 1/7 weeks, the concentration of most IRPs increased as the cervix shortened; those with ePTD had a higher rate of increase in MIP-1α, MCP-1, and IL-6 concentrations than those delivering later; and (ii) the concentration of most IRPs and the correlation between several IRP pairs were higher in the ePTD group than for those delivering later...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573877/activity-restriction-and-risk-of-preterm-delivery
#19
Heather I Levin, Anthony Sciscione, Cande V Ananth, Daphnie Drassinower, Sarah G Obican, Ronald J Wapner
PURPOSE: We sought to determine if activity restriction (AR) in a cohort of women at high risk for preterm delivery is associated with the risk of preterm delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of the MFMU's Preterm Prediction Study; a multicenter prospective cohort study designed to identify risk factors of preterm birth. The study group consisted of women with a singleton gestation that at their first study visit (23-24 weeks) had at least one of the following criteria: patient reported contractions, severe back pain, a cervical length <15 mm, spotting, protruding membranes, or positive fetal fibronectin...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571908/the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-as-a-predictor-for-poor-pregnancy-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Yu-Shan Chang, Chi-Nien Chen, Suh-Fang Jeng, Yi-Ning Su, Chien-Yi Chen, Hung-Chieh Chou, Po-Nien Tsao, Wu-Shiun Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase receptor-1 (sFlt-1)/placental growth factor (PlGF) ratio has been studied extensively as a predictive marker for pre-eclampsia. However, its usefulness for predicting neonatal outcomes remains unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the association of sFlt-1/PlGF ratio with pregnancy outcomes, neonatal morbidities and short-term postnatal growth patterns in pregnant women and their babies. METHODS: sFlt-1 and PlGF were measured in women with fetal intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) or pre-eclampsia during gestational age (GA) of 16-36 weeks...
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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