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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683528/microchip-electrophoresis-separation-of-a-panel-of-preterm-birth-biomarkers
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Anna V Nielsen, Jacob B Nielsen, Radim Knob, Vishal Sahore, Adam T Woolley
Preterm birth (PTB) is responsible for over one million infant deaths annually worldwide. Often, the first and only indication of PTB risk is the onset of early labor. Thus, there is an urgent need for an early PTB risk diagnostic that is inexpensive, reliable, and robust. Here, we describe the development of a microchip electrophoresis (μCE) method for separating a mixture of six PTB protein and peptide biomarkers present in maternal blood serum. μCE devices were photografted with a poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate surface coating to regulate EOF and reduce non-specific analyte adsorption...
April 23, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681945/white-matter-damage-in-4-725-term-born-infants-is-determined-by-head-circumference-at-birth-the-missing-link
#2
Arne Jensen, Bert Holmer
Background: White matter damage (WMD) is a prime risk factor for cerebral palsy, in part occurring unexplained. Though primarily a problem of preterm infants, there is growing evidence that in large newborns cephalopelvic disproportion and prolonged labor are involved. Objective: To explore both incidence of and morphometric risk factors for WMD in term-born infants. Study Design: We related growth variables and risk factors of term-born infants to WMD (61/4,725) using odds ratios of z -score bands...
2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673669/rupture-of-the-scarred-and-unscarred-gravid-uterus-outcomes-and-risk-factors-analysis
#3
Shu-Han You, Yao-Lung Chang, Chih-Feng Yen
OBJECTIVE: To study the maternal and fetal outcomes and assess the risk factors in patients with rupture at the lower-segment or non-lower-segment scarred, or unscarred gravid uterus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gravid patients with uterine rupture were retrospectively collected in Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital from November 2004 to July 2017. The rupture timing and location in association with maternal and fetal outcomes were collected as well as the possible risk factors including surgical history and interval prior to conception were analyzed...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670470/maternal-plasma-metabolomic-profiles-in-spontaneous-preterm-birth-preliminary-results
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Barbara Lizewska, Joanna Teul, Pawel Kuc, Adam Lemancewicz, Karol Charkiewicz, Joanna Goscik, Marian Kacerovsky, Ramkumar Menon, Wojciech Miltyk, Piotr Laudanski
Objective: To profile maternal plasma metabolome in spontaneous preterm birth. Method: In this retrospective case-control study, we have examined plasma of patient with preterm birth (between 22 and 36 weeks of pregnancy ( n = 57)), with threatened preterm labor (between 23 and 36 weeks of pregnancy ( n = 49)), and with term delivery ( n = 25). Plasma samples were analysed using liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-Q-TOF-MS) in positive and negative polarity modes...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670041/comparative-evaluation-of-arabin-pessary-and-cervical-cerclage-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-labor-in-asymptomatic-women-with-high-risk-factors
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Panagiotis Tsikouras, George Anastasopoulos, Vasileios Maroulis, Anastasia Bothou, Anna Chalkidou, Dorelia Deuteraiou, Xanthoula Anthoulaki, Georgios Tsatsaris, Arzou Halil Bourazan, George Iatrakis, Stefanos Zervoudis, Georgios Galazios, Lola-Katerina Inagamova, Roland Csorba, Alexander-Tobias Teichmann
OBJECTIVE: Preterm labor is one of the most significant obstetric problems associated with high rate of actual and long-term perinatal complications. Despite the creation of scoring systems, uterine activity monitoring, cervical ultrasound and several biochemical markers, the prediction and prevention of preterm labor is still a matter of concern. The aim of this study was to examine cervical findings for the prediction and the comparative use of Arabin pessary or cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth in asymptomatic women with high risk factors for preterm labor...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668583/a-prisma-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-chlamydia-trachomatis-infections-in-iranian-women-1986-2015
#6
Daem Roshani, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Fariba Farhadifar, Amjad Ahmadi, Safoura Derakhshan, Samaneh Rouhi, Shamsi Zarea, Farnaz Zandvakili
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is the cause of genital tract infections in women. Some evidence has shown the role of this infection with CT in spontaneous abortions. The purpose of this study is to study the frequency of CT infection in Iranian women. METHODS: This study was performed based on PRISMA guidelines. A total of 75 articles published in Google Scholar, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Biological abs, Iranmedex, SID, and Scopus databases were found (1986-2015) using the following keywords: CT in women, CT and Iranian women, CT and infection in Iran, CT and pregnancy in Iran, CT and preterm delivery in Iran, CT and preterm labor in Iran, CT and fertility in Iran, CT and infertility in Iran, and CT and abortion in Iran...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662967/maternal-serum-uric-acid-level-and-maternal-and-neonatal-complications-in-preeclamptic-women-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Maryam Asgharnia, Fariba Mirblouk, Soudabeh Kazemi, Davood Pourmarzi, Mina Mahdipour Keivani, Seyedeh Fatemeh Dalil Heirati
Background: Preeclampsia is associated with maternal and neonatal complications. It has been indicated that increased uric acid might have a predictive role on preeclampsia. Objective: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the level of uric acid with maternal and neonatal complications in women with preeclampsia. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 160 singleton preeclamptic women at more than 28 wk gestational age were included...
September 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661501/mechanical-strain-induced-phospho-proteomic-signaling-in-uterine-smooth-muscle-cells
#8
Christian Copley Salem, Craig Ulrich, David Quilici, Karen Schlauch, Iain L O Buxton, Heather Burkin
Mechanical strain associated with the expanding uterus correlates with increased preterm birth rates. Mechanical signals result in a cascading network of protein phosphorylation events. These signals direct cellular activities and may lead to changes in contractile phenotype and calcium signaling. In this study, the complete phospho-proteome of uterine smooth muscle cells subjected to mechanical strain for 5 min was compared to un-strained controls. Statistically significant, differential phosphorylation events were annotated by Ingenuity Pathway Analysis to elucidate mechanically induced phosphorylation networks...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660361/maternal-and-fetal-outcome-after-cardiac-surgery-during-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis
#9
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Nivedita Jha, Ajay Kumar Jha, Ramesh Chand Chauhan, Neelima Singh Chauhan
BACKGROUND: In the past, cardiac surgery during pregnancy has been associated with high risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Therefore, this meta-analysis was done to assess the fetomaternal risk after cardiac surgery during pregnancy using cardiopulmonary bypass in more recent studies. METHODS: The Medline, Embase and Cochrane library were searched to find studies from January 1 1990 to July 31 2016 without language restriction. We selected studies that included at least four women to report fetomaternal outcomes after cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass during pregnancy...
April 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658448/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-of-preterm-infants-with-varying-degrees-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#10
Wen-Li Li, Fa-Lin Xu, Ming Niu, Meng-Di Liu, Hui-Fang Dong
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical features and prognosis of preterm infants with varying degrees of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). METHODS: The clinical data of 144 preterm infants with a gestational age of <32 weeks who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit from March 2014 to March 2016 and were diagnosed with BPD were collected. According to the severity of BPD, these preterm infants were divided into mild group with 81 infants and moderate/severe group with 63 infants...
April 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656690/maternal-blood-endotoxin-activity-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#11
Stefania Ronzoni, Rohan D'Souza, Oksana Shynlova, Stephen Lye, Kellie E Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal blood endotoxin activity (EA) in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) with gestational age (GA) matched controls; to evaluate serial EA till birth in pPROM and its correlation with latency to delivery. METHODS: We followed singleton preterm pregnancies from admission with PPROM until birth. Uncomplicated, GA-matched pregnancies served as controls. Demographics, birth and neonatal outcomes were collected. EA (EAA™) was assessed serially in PPROM and at study entry in controls...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648694/safety-of-nifedipine-in-threatened-preterm-labor-investigation-by-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Leonti Grin, Avishag Laish-Farkash, Simon Shenhav, Xavier Piltz, Liah Ganelin, Mark Rabinovich, Eyal Y Anteby, Chaim Yosefy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate atrial and ventricular parameters using real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (RT3DTTE) in women treated with nifedipine in the early third trimester (III-T) of pregnancy. METHODS: A prospective single-subject design study in a university-affiliated hospital, where each participant served as her own control. We studied 25 pregnant women at a gestational age of 25-33 weeks with TPTL prior to vs 48 hours postnifedipine treatment...
April 12, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642747/elevated-maternal-serum-free-%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-%C3%AE-hcg-and-reduced-risk-of-spontaneous-preterm-delivery
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Shelly Soni, David A Krantz, Matthew J Blitz, Nidhi Vohra, Burton Rochelson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between first and second trimester maternal serum-free β-hCG and the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery (PTD). STUDY DESIGN: This was a case-control study of women evaluated and delivered at our institution from 2011 to 2015. Spontaneous PTD was defined as delivery before 37 weeks due to spontaneous preterm labor or premature rupture of membranes. Patient with multifetal gestation and those with medically indicated term or PTD were excluded...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630015/maternal-pyrexia-and-villitis-of-unknown-etiology
#14
Dorothy F Graham, Eileen Sung, Bligh Berry
BACKGROUND: Villitis of unknown etiology is an inflammatory placental condition associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. CASE: We describe maternal pyrexia with daily rigors in the third trimester of two consecutive pregnancies in the same woman. In her second pregnancy, we found no evidence of infection despite an extensive antenatal investigation (blood and urine cultures, serologies, chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasonogram, echocardiogram)...
April 6, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626709/impact-of-the-mode-of-delivery-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcome-in-spontaneous-onset-breech-labor-at-32-0-36-6-weeks-of-gestation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Elli Toivonen, Outi Palomäki, Päivi Korhonen, Heini Huhtala, Jukka Uotila
OBJECTIVE: To compare neonatal and maternal outcomes in spontaneously onset preterm breech deliveries after trial of labor (BTOL) and intended cesarean section (BCS), and between BTOL and vertex control deliveries, in singleton fetuses at 32+0 -36+6  weeks of gestation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective single center cohort study in a Finnish University Hospital including all spontaneous-onset preterm breech deliveries with 32 completed gestational weeks in 2003-2015...
March 30, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626275/antenatal-management-for-women-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-experience-from-our-ibd-mom-clinic
#16
Ariella Bar-Gil Shitrit, Yael Cohen, Ori Hassin, Ami Ben Ya'acov, Rivkah Farkash, Benjamin Koslowsky, Yael Milgrom, Dan Meir Livovsky, Arnon Samueloff, Eran Goldin, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease affects women during their reproductive years and thus pregnancy outcomes. IBD MOM is a multidisciplinary, single-center clinic established to benefit women with IBD and their neonates. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the perinatal outcomes of the IBD MOM clinic patients compared to patients who attended antenatal and gastrointestinal disease community clinics (IBD CC). METHODS: This single-center, prospective study was conducted from 2011 to 2015...
April 6, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618799/s-nitrosoglutathione-reductase-underlies-the-dysfunctional-relaxation-to-nitric-oxide-in-preterm-labor
#17
Scott D Barnett, Christina R Smith, Craig C Ulrich, Josh E Baker, Iain L O Buxton
Tocolytics show limited efficacy to prevent preterm delivery. In uterine smooth muscle cGMP accumulation following addition of nitric oxide (NO) has little effect on relaxation suggesting a role for protein S-nitrosation. In human myometrial tissues from women in labor at term (TL), or spontaneously in labor preterm (sPTL), direct stimulation of soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) fails to relax myometrium, while the same treatment relaxes vascular smooth muscle completely. Unlike term myometrium, effects of NO are not only blunted in sPTL, but global protein S-nitrosation is also diminished, suggesting a dysfunctional response to NO-mediated protein S-nitrosation...
April 4, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609190/stillbirth-inflammatory-markers-and-obesity-results-from-the-stillbirth-collaborative-research-network
#18
Margo S Harrison, Vanessa R Thorsten, Donald J Dudley, Corette B Parker, Matthew A Koch, Carol J R Hogue, Barbara J Stoll, Robert M Silver, Michael W Varner, M Halit Pinar, Donald R Coustan, George R Saade, Radek K Bukowski, Deborah L Conway, Marian Willinger, Uma M Reddy, Robert L Goldenberg
BACKGROUND:  Obesity is associated with increased risk of stillbirth, although the mechanisms are unknown. Obesity is also associated with inflammation. Serum ferritin, C-reactive protein, white blood cell count, and histologic chorioamnionitis are all markers of inflammation. OBJECTIVE:  This article determines if inflammatory markers are associated with stillbirth and body mass index (BMI). Additionally, we determined whether inflammatory markers help to explain the known relationship between obesity and stillbirth...
April 2, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607580/effectiveness-of-antenatal-perineal-massage-in-reducing-perineal-trauma-and-post-partum-morbidities-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Emmanuel Onyebuchi Ugwu, Eric Sunday Iferikigwe, Samuel Nnamdi Obi, George Uchenna Eleje, Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba
AIM: The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of antenatal perineal massage (APM) in reducing perineal trauma and post-partum morbidities. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of 108 primigravidae at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria, was conducted from January 2013 to May 2014. The intervention group received APM, while the control group did not receive APM. RESULTS: Women who received APM were significantly more likely to have an intact perineum after childbirth [27/53 (50...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607233/preterm-parturient-with-polyhydramnios-and-pancreatitis-primary-presentation-of-hyperparathyroidism
#20
Esther S Han, Katherine Fritton, Phoebe Bacon, Martin K Slodzinski, Cynthia Argani
Objective: To report a case of severe hypercalcemia secondary to primary hyperparathyroidism in a late-preterm pregnant patient and review medical and surgical treatments as well as obstetric and neonatal outcomes. Background: Diagnosis of parathyroid disease during pregnancy can be difficult due to nonspecific presentation. Management decisions are complex and require multidisciplinary collaboration. Case: A 29-year-old G2P1001 woman at 35 weeks and 3 days' gestation presented with preterm contractions, polyhydramnios, pancreatitis, and severe hypercalcemia...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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