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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474816/coffee-for-cardioprotection-and-longevity
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James H O'Keefe, James J DiNicolantonio, Carl J Lavie
Coffee, a complex brew containing hundreds of biologically active compounds, exerts potent effects on long-term human health. Recently, a plethora of studies have been published focusing on health outcomes associated with coffee intake. An inverse association between coffee consumption and all-cause mortality has been seen consistently in large prospective studies. Habitual coffee consumption is also associated with lower risks for cardiovascular (CV) death and a variety of adverse CV outcomes, including coronary heart disease (CHD), congestive heart failure (HF), and stroke; coffee's effects on arrhythmias and hypertension are neutral...
February 20, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471754/anoctamin-channels-in-human-myometrium-a-novel-target-for-tocolysis
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Jennifer Danielsson, Joy Vink, Shunsuke Hyuga, Xiao Wen Fu, Hiromi Funayama, Ronald Wapner, Andrew M Blanks, George Gallos
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous preterm labor leading to preterm birth is a significant obstetric problem leading to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Current tocolytics are not completely effective and novel targets may afford a therapeutic benefit. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the anoctamin (ANO) family, including the calcium-activated chloride channel ANO1, is present in pregnant human uterine smooth muscle (USM) and whether pharmacological and genetic modulation of ANO1 modulates USM contraction...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470685/the-effect-of-halogen-light-stimulation-on-duration-of-ultrasound-parameters-of-biophysical-profile-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Ghasem Hanafi, Aliakbar Sahraeizadeh
INTRODUCTION: The objective is to assess if fetal halogen light stimulation can reduce the time needed to obtain a normal biophysical profile (BPP). METHODS: Patients scheduled for a BPP and who satisfied the inclusion criteria were prospectively randomized to halogen light stimulation and no stimulation groups. The study group was exposed to handheld halogen light for 10 s whenever fetal breathing, movement, or tone was absent through the first 5 min of BPP. The time required to achieve complete BPP score was recorded...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463188/progesterone-inhibits-apoptosis-in-fetal-membranes-by-altering-expression-of-both-pro-and-antiapoptotic-proteins
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Yuguang Wang, Vikki M Abrahams, Guoyang Luo, Nicholas G Norwitz, Victoria V Snegovskikh, Shu-Wing Ng, Errol R Norwitz
OBJECTIVE: Progesterone supplementation prevents preterm birth (PTB) in some high-risk women, but its mechanism of action is unknown. One-third of PTB is associated with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROMs). We have previously shown that progesterone inhibits basal and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) α-induced apoptosis in an explant model of human fetal membranes. This study investigates the molecular mechanisms responsible for progesterone-mediated inhibition of apoptosis in fetal membranes...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461973/mid-pregnancy-cervical-length-as-a-risk-factor-for-cesarean-section-in-women-with-twin-pregnancies
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Su Jin Sung, Seung Mi Lee, Sohee Oh, Joo Hee Choi, Jee Yoon Park, Byoung Jae Kim, Joon Ho Lee, Chan-Wook Park, Joong Shin Park, Jong Kwan Jun
OBJECTIVE: It is well known that a short cervix at mid-pregnancy is a risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth in both singleton and twin gestations. Recent evidence also suggests that a long cervix at mid-pregnancy is a predictor of the risk of cesarean section (C/S) in singleton gestation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a long cervix at mid-pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of C/S in women with twin pregnancies. METHODS: We enrolled 746 women pregnant with twins whose cervical length was measured by trans-vaginal ultrasonography at a mean of 22 weeks of gestation and who delivered in our institution...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458898/serum-decorin-measurement-in-prediction-of-the-risk-for-preterm-birth
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Mehmet Aral Atalay, Turan Ozmen, Bilge Cetinkaya Demir, Isil Kasapoglu, Guven Ozkaya
OBJECTIVE: To define serum decorin (sDEC) levels in healthy pregnants and in patients with preterm labor (PTL), and to introduce possible role of sDEC in predicting the risk for preterm birth (PTB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one women with diagnosis of PTL between 24th to 32nd weeks of pregnancy were compared with 44 healthy pregnants in this prospective case-control study. Maternal blood sDEC and uterine cervical length (CL) measurements were conducted at referral...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457302/innate-lymphoid-cells-at-the-human-maternal-fetal-interface-in-spontaneous-preterm-labor
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Yi Xu, Roberto Romero, Derek Miller, Pablo Silva, Bogdan Panaitescu, Kevin R Theis, Afrah Arif, Sonia S Hassan, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez
PROBLEM: Pathological inflammation is causally linked to preterm labor and birth, the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Our aims were to investigate whether (i) the newly described family of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) was present at the human maternal-fetal interface and (ii) ILC inflammatory subsets were associated with the pathological process of preterm labor. METHODS OF STUDY: Decidual leukocytes were isolated from women with preterm or term labor as well as from gestational age-matched non-labor controls...
February 19, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456583/fetal-adrenal-gland-biometry-and-cervical-elastography-as-predictors-of-preterm-birth-a-comparative-study
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Shubhra Agarwal, Arjit Agarwal, Pawan Joon, Shalini Saraswat, Shruti Chandak
Background: Preterm birth is a major health problem in developing and developed countries leading to rising health care costs and long-term neurodevelopmental disability. The study aims to evaluate the role of new quantitative markers, like the elastography of cervix (shear wave speed estimation), fetal adrenal zone enlargement, and corrected fetal adrenal gland volume; in preterm birth prediction and analyze their relative importance. Thus, these markers may be beneficial in early preterm birth detection and prevent the related morbidities...
February 2018: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455616/is-the-fetal-cerebroplacental-ratio-better-that-the-estimated-fetal-weight-in-predicting-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-a-low-risk-cohort
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Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: In high-risk pregnancies combining the cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) with the estimated fetal weight (EFW) improves the identification of vulnerable fetuses. The purpose of this study was to assess the CPR and EFW's ability to predict adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes in a low-risk pregnancy, when measured late in gestation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of women who birthed at Mater Mothers Hospitals, Brisbane, Australia between 2010 and 2015...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454125/management-of-skull-base-tumors-in-the-obstetric-population-a-case-series
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Blake H Priddy, Bradley A Otto, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
BACKGROUND: Neoplasms rarely present during pregnancy. However, increase in plasma volume, hormone release induced growth, and tumor hypervascularity, can cause rapid symptoms. These range from not requiring intervention to necessitating emergent operations. OBJECTIVE: We describe an algorithm for the management of symptomatic neoplasm in the obstetric population, and provide recommendations regarding surgical indications and timing. METHODS: Patients who presented to a skull base clinic from 2010-2016 at large tertiary care hospital were reviewed to identify patients who presented with a skull base tumor during pregnancy...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453483/chorioangioma-of-placenta
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Rubby Das, Nilam Subedi, Gahana Gurung
Chorioangioma of placenta is the commonest benign tumour of the placenta. It consists of a benign angioma arising from chorionic tissue. We report a case of placental chorioangioma which was diagnosed in the post partum period in a patient with polyhydramnios who went into preterm labor and delivered a premature baby.
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447856/laparoscopic-sacrohysteropexy-in-a-12-weeks-pregnant-woman
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Berna Haliloglu Peker, Erdin Ilter, Hakan Peker, Aygen Celik, Ali Gursoy, Onur Gunaldi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy for a case of uterine prolapse in a 12 weeks and 3 days pregnant woman. To our knowledge, this is the first case of laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy performed at 12th weeks of gestation to be reported in literature. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgical procedure (Canadian Task Force classification III) SETTING: Uterine prolapse is very rare condition manifesting in an estimated 10000 to 15000 pregnancies (1)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447339/integrated-microrna-and-mrna-network-analysis-of-the-human-myometrial-transcriptome-in-the-transition-from-quiescence-to-labor
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William E Ackerman, Irina A Buhimschi, Douglas Brubaker, Sean Maxwell, Kara M Rood, Mark R Chance, Hongwu Jing, Sam Mesiano, Catalin S Buhimschi
We conducted integrated transcriptomics network analyses of miRNA and mRNA interactions in human myometrium to identify novel molecular candidates potentially involved in human parturition. Myometrial biopsies were collected from women undergoing primary Cesarean deliveries in well-characterized clinical scenarios: 1) spontaneous term labor (TL, n = 5); 2) term non-labor (TNL, n = 5); 3) spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) with histologic chorioamnionitis (PTB-HCA, n = 5); and 4) indicated PTB non-labor (PTB-NL, n = 5)...
February 13, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446813/ultrasound-monitoring-of-cervical-length-in-twin-pregnancies
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Kaouther Dimassi, Ines Bouriel, Amel Triki, Ali Mrabet, Mohamed Faouzi Gara
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery is the major cause of adverse outcomes in twin pregnancy. A shortened cervix at 20-24 weeks of amenorrhea is a good predictor of preterm birth in asymptomatic patients. However, there are no recommendations for serial cervical length measurements for these high risk pregnancies. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefits from monthly cervical length monitoring in asymptomatic twin pregnancies. METHODS: This was a prospective study...
March 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442404/cesarean-section-and-diabetes-during-pregnancy-an-nsw-population-study-using-the-robson-classification
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Reem Zeki, Jeremy J N Oats, Alex Y Wang, Zhuoyang Li, Caroline S E Homer, Elizabeth A Sullivan
AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the main contributors to cesarean section (CS) among women with and without diabetes during pregnancy using the Robson classification and to compare CS rates within Robson groups. METHODS: A population-based cohort study was conducted of all women who gave birth in New South Wales, Australia, between 2002 and 2012. Women with pregestational diabetes (types 1 and 2) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) were grouped using the Robson classification...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436640/-corrigendum-roles-and-mechanisms-of-trpc3-and-the-plc%C3%AE-pkc-cpi-17-signaling-pathway-in-regulating-parturition
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Jing Chen, Dongming Zheng, Hong Cui, Sishi Liu, Lijuan Zhang, Caixia Liu
Subsequent to the publication of the above paper, the authors have realized that there were errors in Fig. 1 on page 902; essentially, the experimental data described as being 'Preterm' and 'Infected preterm' should have been labelled as 'Full‑term without labor' and 'Preterm', respectively. Note that these errors in Fig. 1 were not reflected in the published figure legend. The corrected version of Fig. 1 is shown here. The authors sincerely apologize for this mistake, and regret any inconvenience this mistake has caused...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436080/fetoscopic-laser-photocoagulation-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Haruhiko Sago, Keisuke Ishii, Rika Sugibayashi, Katsusuke Ozawa, Masahiro Sumie, Seiji Wada
The aim of this study was to review fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP), which ablates placental vascular anastomoses to treat twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). A review of studies reporting on the procedures, outcomes, complications and nonconventional applications of FLP for TTTS was conducted. FLP has been established as the primary treatment for monochorionic twin pregnancy associated with TTTS at 16-26 weeks. FLP is the only therapy that directly addresses the underlying pathophysiology. The recent technique modification of FLP, referred to as the 'Solomon technique', induces selective coagulation to connect the anastomoses ablation sites and has been introduced to reduce residual anastomoses...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433462/early-onset-neonatal-hyperkalemia-associated-with-maternal-hypermagnesemia-a-case-report
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Kenichi Tanaka, Hiroko Mori, Rieko Sakamoto, Shirou Matsumoto, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Masanori Iwai
BACKGROUND: Neonatal nonoliguric hyperkalemia (NOHK) is a metabolic abnormality that occurs in extremely premature neonates at approximately 24 h after birth and is mainly due to the immature functioning of the sodium (Na + )/potassium (K + ) pump. Magnesium sulfate is frequently used in obstetrical practice to prevent preterm labor and to treat preeclampsia; this medication can also cause hypermagnesemia and hyperkalemia by a mechanism that is different from that of NOHK. Herein, we report the first case of very early-onset neonatal hyperkalemia induced by maternal hypermagnesemia...
February 13, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430761/nod-like-receptor-pyrin-domain-containing-3-nlrp3-regulates-inflammation-induced-pro-labor-mediators-in-human-myometrial-cells
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Ratana Lim, Martha Lappas
PROBLEM: Inflammation plays a major role in preterm birth. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor pyrin domain-containing-3 (NLRP3) plays a role in inflammatory diseases. The aims of this study were to determine the effect of term labor on the expression of NLRP3 in human myometrium and the effect of NLRP3 silencing on pro-labor mediators in myometrial cells. METHOD OF STUDY: NLRP3 expression was assessed in myometrium from non-laboring and laboring women by qRT-PCR and Western blotting...
February 12, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417606/impact-of-laser-therapy-for-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-on-subsequent-pregnancy
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Maela Le Lous, Imen Mediouni, Gihad Chalouhi, Laurent Salomon, Laurence Bussières, Aude Carrier, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Yves Ville
OBJECTIVES: The objective of our study was to determine the impact of laser therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTs) on subsequent pregnancies. METHODS: This was a monocentric retrospective observational study. Women treated by laser fetoscopy for TTTs were asked to answer a postal questionnaire about subsequent pregnancies. The primary outcome was fecundity (number of pregnancies and time to pregnancy). We also assessed pregnancy complications, birth weight, and gestational age at delivery...
February 8, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
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