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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331377/management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-during-pregnancy-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Caroline L Knight, Catherine Nelson-Piercy
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multisystem autoimmune disease predominantly affecting women, particularly those of childbearing age. SLE provides challenges in the prepregnancy, antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods for these women, and for the medical, obstetric, and midwifery teams who provide their care. As with many medical conditions in pregnancy, the best maternal and fetal-neonatal outcomes are obtained with a planned pregnancy and a cohesive multidisciplinary approach. Effective prepregnancy risk assessment and counseling includes exploration of factors for poor pregnancy outcome, discussion of risks, and appropriate planning for pregnancy, with consideration of discussion of relative contraindications to pregnancy...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329947/-air-pollution-and-adverse-birth-outcome-in-china-a-comprehensive-review
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P F Zhu, Y Zhang, J Ban, T T Li, X M Shi
Objective: To summarize the progress in the research of the association between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes in China. Methods: A literature retrieval was conducted by using the databases of CNKI, Wanfang, Pubmed, Science Direct, and Web of Science to select relevant research papers published before 30(th), June 2016 in China according to inclusion criteria. Finally, 27 papers were included in analysis. Results: Exposure to particulate matter (PM(10)), sulfur dioxide (SO(2)), nitrogen dioxide (NO(2)), total suspended particles (TSP) during pregnancy might increase risk for low birth weight; exposure to PM(10), SO(2), NO(2) during pregnancy might increase risk for premature birth; and exposure to SO(2), NO(2), ozone (O(3)), and PM(10) during pregnancy might increase risk for congenital heart diseases and other birth defects...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320222/demographic-and-perinatal-outcome-data-of-fetuses-with-sua-pruv
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Lulu Sun, Yanlin Wang
AIM: Identify structural anomalies and adverse pregnancy outcomes accompanying single umbilical artery (SUA) and persistent right umbilical vein (PRUV) and to investigate whether SUA and PRUV are associated with chromosomal abnormalities and if these defects warrant invasive antenatal diagnosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed pregnancies with an antenatal diagnosis of SUA/PRUV from the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital (IPMCHH) database...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314442/-adult-congenital-heart-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-issues
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Magalie Ladouceur, Florence Pontnau, Laurence Iserin
The population of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is continuously increasing with now a higher prevalence than that of the pediatric population. This concerns above all complex congenital heart diseases. Heart failure is the primary cause of death followed by arrhythmia, which is very common in ACHD. A specialized follow-up by dedicated centers is significantly associated with an improvement of survival of ACHD patients compared to non-expert follow-up. Extracardiac disorders (liver, kidney, respiratory) are frequent and require an accurate and specific management...
March 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306346/risk-factors-for-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-multivariate-approach-in-a-case-control-study
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Irini Chatziralli, Stamatina A Kabanarou, Efstratios Parikakis, Alexandros Chatzirallis, Tina Xirou, Panagiotis Mitropoulos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the potential risk factors associated independently with central serous retinopathy (CSR) in a Greek population, using multivariate approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants in the study were 183 consecutive patients diagnosed with CSR and 183 controls, matched for age. All participants underwent complete ophthalmological examination and information regarding their sociodemographic, clinical, medical and ophthalmological history were recorded, so as to assess potential risk factors for CSR...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302739/changing-landscape-of-congenital-heart-disease
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Berto J Bouma, Barbara J M Mulder
Congenital heart disease is the most frequently occurring congenital disorder affecting ≈0.8% of live births. Thanks to great efforts and technical improvements, including the development of cardiopulmonary bypass in the 1950s, large-scale repair in these patients became possible, with subsequent dramatic reduction in morbidity and mortality. The ongoing search for progress and the growing understanding of the cardiovascular system and its pathophysiology refined all aspects of care for these patients. As a consequence, survival further increased over the past decades, and a new group of patients, those who survived congenital heart disease into adulthood, emerged...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292876/maternal-exercise-upregulates-mitochondrial-gene-expression-and-increases-enzyme-activity-of-fetal-mouse-hearts
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Eunhee Chung, Hayli E Joiner, Tracer Skelton, Kalli D Looten, Maria Manczak, P Hemachandra Reddy
Maternal exercise during pregnancy has been shown to improve the long-term health of offspring in later life. Mitochondria are important organelles for maintaining adequate heart function, and mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of maternal exercise during pregnancy on mitochondrial biogenesis in hearts are not well understood. Thus, the purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that mitochondrial gene expression in fetal myocardium would be upregulated by maternal exercise...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290894/-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-characteristics-of-women-with-gestational-hypertension
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N A Konyshko, T E Morosova
We studied clinical and ultrasonographic parameters in pregnant women - 183 with and 152 without gestational arterial hypertension (GAP). Characteristics of women with GAP were as follows: age 16-45 years, mean age 27.9+/-4.7 years, disease duration 8.8+/-4.0 weeks, mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure at initial examination 150.2+/-4.8 and 93.1+/-6 mm Hg, respectively. Results of this study allowed us to make the following conclusions. Social, historical, constitutional parameters can contribute to the development of hypertension during pregnancy...
October 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283918/at-the-heart-of-the-pregnancy-what-prenatal-and-cardiovascular-genetic-counselors-need-to-know-about-maternal-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Ana Morales, Dawn C Allain, Patricia Arscott, Emily James, Gretchen MacCarrick, Brittney Murray, Crystal Tichnell, Amy R Shikany, Sara Spencer, Sara M Fitzgerald-Butt, Jessica D Kushner, Christi Munn, Emily Smith, Katherine G Spoonamore, Harikrishna S Tandri, W Aaron Kay
In the last decade, an increasing number of cardiac conditions have been shown to have a genetic basis. Cardiovascular genetic counseling has emerged as a subspecialty aiming to identify unaffected at-risk individuals. An important sector of this at-risk population also includes expectant mothers, in whom unique clinical challenges may arise. Genetic counselors, especially those in cardiovascular and prenatal settings, have an opportunity to identify and assist women who may benefit from cardiovascular care during pregnancy...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271697/contraception-for-women-with-heart-disease-an-update
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Rogério Bonassi Machado, Ana C Gandolpho, Narayana Santana, Rogerio C Bocardo, Nathalia Palandri, Renato Morassutti Machado
There is a lack of studies dealing specifically with contraceptive use in women with heart disease. This may generate doubts in professionals counseling on the patient's risk of pregnancy as a function of her cardiomyopathy. Moreover, uncertainties may arise with respect to the optimal contraceptive choice for each individual case. In view of the increasing number of women of reproductive age with cardiac disease, this review aims at providing practical guidance for clinicians, including cardiolo- gists, obstetricians, general practitioners and family planning specialists, with regards to safe contraceptive choices and counseling on the risk of pregnancy in women with heart disease...
March 7, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264858/incident-coronary-heart-disease-after-preeclampsia-role-of-reduced-fetal-growth-preterm-delivery-and-parity
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Hilde Kristin Refvik Riise, Gerhard Sulo, Grethe S Tell, Jannicke Igland, Ottar Nygård, Stein Emil Vollset, Ann-Charlotte Iversen, Rigmor Austgulen, Anne Kjersti Daltveit
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a severe pregnancy disorder often complicated by reduced fetal growth or preterm delivery and is associated with long-term maternal morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess the association between preeclampsia phenotypes and risk of subsequent coronary heart disease and maternal cardiovascular mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: Women aged 16 to 49 years who gave birth during 1980-2002 and registered in the Medical Birth Registry of Norway were followed prospectively (1-29 years) for an incident major coronary event and mortality through linkage with the Cardiovascular Disease in Norway 1994-2009 (CVDNOR) project and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260505/copy-number-variations-with-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly
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P Hu, Y Wang, R Sun, L Cao, X Chen, C Liu, C Luo, D Ma, W Wang, X Fu, W Shi, S Yi, K Zhang, H Liu, Z Xu
BACKGROUND: Copy Number Variations (CNVs) are an important genetic cause of a number of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDs). However, the association between CNVs and the development and prognosis of isolated fetal ventriculomegaly (IMV) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible associations between CNVs and the development of fetal IMV. METHODS: This retrospective study recruited 154 subjects with ultrasound-confirmed fetal IMV and 190 subjects in a control cohort who underwent a high-risk prenatal serum screening program...
March 3, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258617/placental-characteristics-of-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Afaf Albalawi, Flavia Brancusi, Frederic Askin, Robert Ehsanipoor, Jiangxia Wang, Irina Burd, Priya Sekar
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether there is an association between congenital heart disease (CHD) and placental abnormalities. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study that included cases of infants with CHD who underwent cardiac surgery within 6 months of life at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center from 2000 to 2013, and gestational age-matched normal pregnancy controls (200 neonates per group). RESULTS: Overall, abnormal placental cord insertion (ie, eccentric, marginal, or velamentous) was associated with CHD (odds ratio, 2...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256242/a-functionally-graded-material-model-for-the-transmural-stress-distribution-of-the-aortic-valve-leaflet
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Bruno V Rego, Michael S Sacks
Heterogeneities in structure and stress within heart valve leaflets are of significant concern to their functional physiology, as they affect how the tissue constituents remodel in response to pathological and non-pathological (e.g. exercise, pregnancy) alterations in cardiac function. Indeed, valve interstitial cells (VICs) are known to synthesize and degrade leaflet extracellular matrix (ECM) components in a manner specific to their local micromechanical environment. Quantifying local variations in ECM structure and stress is thus necessary to understand homeostatic valve maintenance as well as to develop predictive models of disease progression and post-surgical outcomes...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251027/spontaneous-remission-of-congenital-complete-atrioventricular-block-in-anti-ro-la-antibody-negative-monozygotic-twins-case-report
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Taner Kasar, Murat Saygı, İsa Özyılmaz, Yakup Ergül
BACKGROUND: Congenital complete atrioventricular block without any structural heart disease and anti-Ro/La negativity is very rare. Discordant complete atrioventricular block, which is more frequently defined in the literature as an autoimmune mechanism, is much more rare in monozygotic twins. CASE REPORT: The 26-year-old healthy mother had given birth in her first spontaneous, uneventful pregnancy to monozygotic twins at week 35. While the first twin's physical examination proved her to be normal with a pulse rate consistent with her age, the second twin had a pulse rate of approximately 40 beats/minute...
January 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247443/acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-treated-with-iv-beta-lactam-beta-lactamase-inhibitor-combinations
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W Cliff Rutter, David S Burgess
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Increased acute kidney injury (AKI) incidence has been reported in patients receiving piperacillin-tazobactam (PTZ) therapy compared to other beta-lactams. This study sought to determine if the addition of beta-lactamase inhibitors impact AKI incidence by comparing patients treated with PTZ or ampicillin-sulbactam (SAM). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Large academic tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Overall, 2,448 patients received PTZ (n=1,836) or SAM (n=612) for at least 48 hours between September 1, 2007 and September 30, 2015...
March 1, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246204/science-signaling-podcast-for-28-february-2017-balancing-autophagy-in-the-stressed-heart
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Saumya Das, Annalisa M VanHook
This Podcast features an interview with Saumya Das, senior author of a Research Article that appears in the 28 February 2017 issue of Science Signaling, about a protein that inhibits pathological cardiac hypertrophy in mice. Temporary increases in cardiac workload, such as those caused by exercise or pregnancy, induce physiological cardiac hypertrophy, a beneficial type of heart enlargement that is adaptive. However, a sustained increase in workload due to metabolic stress or uncontrolled high blood pressure induces pathological cardiac hypertrophy, which can contribute to heart failure...
February 28, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242012/national-in-hospital-outcomes-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease
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R Thomas Collins, Di Chang, Adam Sandlin, Anthony Goudie, James M Robbins
Most patients with single ventricle (SV) congenital heart disease are expected to survive to adulthood. Women with SV are often counseled against pregnancy; however, data on pregnancies in these women are lacking. We sought to evaluate in-hospital outcomes of pregnancy in women with SV. We used nationally representative data from the 1998 to 2012 National Inpatient Sample to identify women ≥18 years of age admitted to the hospital with International Classification of Diseases-9th Revision codes for an intrauterine pregnancy and a diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tricuspid atresia, or common ventricle...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238509/preconception-counseling-predicting-risk-and-outcomes-in-women-with-mwho-3-and-4-heart-disease
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Matthew Cauldwell, Sarah Ghonim, Anselm Uebing, Lorna Swan, Philip J Steer, Michael Gatzoulis, Mark R Johnson
OBJECTIVE: All women with CHD, especially those with more severe disease, should be offered preconception counseling (PCC), to discuss the risk of complications and to plan a future pregnancy. Several scoring system have been devised to estimate the risk of adverse events in pregnancies complicated by maternal heart disease (HD) and while comparisons have been made across the whole population, none have focused on the high-risk population. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study that included women classed as modified WHO (mWHO) 3 and 4 who had a pregnancy from at least 20weeks gestation between 1994 and 2015 managed within our institution...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228456/preeclampsia-and-future-cardiovascular-health-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pensée Wu, Randula Haththotuwa, Chun Shing Kwok, Aswin Babu, Rafail A Kotronias, Claire Rushton, Azfar Zaman, Anthony A Fryer, Umesh Kadam, Carolyn A Chew-Graham, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder resulting in hypertension and multiorgan dysfunction. There is growing evidence that these effects persist after pregnancy. We aimed to systematically evaluate and quantify the evidence on the relationship between preeclampsia and the future risk of cardiovascular diseases. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied the future risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease, composite cardiovascular disease, death because of coronary heart or cardiovascular disease, stroke, and stroke death after preeclampsia...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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