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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30786289/-crystal-and-pregnancy-the-preliminary-results-of-a-retrospective-study-on-the-course-of-pregnancy-and-delivery-of-women-consuming-methamphetamine
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Uwe Schmidt, Claudia Capek, Cahit Birdir, Christine Erfurt, Katharina Nitzsche
INTRODUCTION: It can be observed that there is an increase in the methamphetamine (MA) consumption in Saxony (Federal Republic of Germany). There is so far no data available in German speaking countries about the risk of MA consumption in pregnancy or delivery. METHODS: The data from all pregnant women who were examined or delivered at the Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynaecology between 2010-2015 were retrospectively searched for MA consumption. 119 pregnancies with 113 deliveries of 115 women consuming MA could be evaluated...
February 20, 2019: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30783830/lifesaving-surgery-for-a-ruptured-invasive-thymoma-using-the-hemi-clamshell-approach-a-case-report
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Nobuyuki Yoshiyasu, Fumitsugu Kojima, Yuya Ishikawa, Toru Bando
BACKGROUND: Among anterior mediastinal tumors, a teratoma is known to rupture with growth, but there have been few previous reports about thymoma rupture. We here report a rare case of an invasive thymoma with intrapulmonary and intrathoracic rupture requiring emergency life-saving surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first such case in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old woman suddenly experienced right precordial pain and hemoptysis. Enhanced computed tomography revealed a large mediastinal tumor pressing against the pulmonary hilar vascularity, with extravasation of blood into the right lung...
February 19, 2019: Surgical Case Reports
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30782691/temporal-trends-in-neonatal-mortality-and-morbidity-following-spontaneous-and-clinician-initiated-preterm-birth-in-washington-state-usa-a-population-based-study
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Lindsay L Richter, Joseph Ting, Giulia M Muraca, Anne Synnes, Kenneth I Lim, Sarka Lisonkova
OBJECTIVE: After a decade of increase, the preterm birth (PTB) rate has declined in the USA since 2006, with the largest decline at late preterm (34-36 weeks). We described concomitant changes in gestational age-specific rates of neonatal mortality and morbidity following spontaneous and clinician-initiated PTB among singleton infants. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This retrospective population-based study included 754 763 singleton births in Washington State, USA, 2004-2013, using data from birth certificates and hospitalisation records...
February 1, 2019: BMJ Open
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30782034/predictors-for-cesarean-delivery-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Lina Salman, Amir Aviram, Roie Holzman, Hadar Hay-Azogui, Eran Ashwal, Eran Hadar, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv
OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors for cesarean delivery (CD) in pregnancies complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) with an intention for vaginal delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of all singleton, preterm deliveries (24 + 0 to 36 + 6 weeks) following PPROM (2007-2014). Exclusion criteria included: cases intended for CD prior to delivery; short interval from PPROM to delivery (< 24 hours); cervical dilatation upon admission ≥ 4 cm; and major fetal anatomical/chromosomal abnormalities...
February 19, 2019: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30779490/-childhood-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Orna Geyer, Nurit Mathalone, Alvit Wolf, Alina Melamud
"Childhood glaucoma" is a heterogenic group of diseases, characterized by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) associated with optic-disc damage and other ocular comorbidities. Diagnosis requires two or more of the following: elevated IOP, optic nerve damage, enlarged cornea or Descemet's membrane ruptures, enlarged eye, high myopia and visual field defects. Childhood glaucoma is classified as primary if it occurs as an isolated ocular disease, and secondary, when the disease occurs along with other ocular anomalies or systemic diseases such as Neurofibromatosis and Sturge-Weber, or with acquired conditions such as uveitis complications, ocular trauma, cataract surgery, as well as from systemic and ocular steroid use...
February 2019: Harefuah
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30776960/what-affects-postoperative-sinusitis-and-implant-failure-after-dental-implant-a-meta-analysis
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Jong Seung Kim, Sang Moon Choi, Ji Hyun Yoon, Eun Jung Lee, Jin Yoon, Sam Hyun Kwon, Cha Dong Yeo, Ji Seob Ryu, Jong Hwan Lee, Yeon Seok You, Su Geun Kim, Min Hee Lee, Baek Hwa Han
OBJECTIVE: The dental implant is an innovative instrument that enables the edentulous patient to chew. Many factors have a bearing on the success of dental implantation. There are also many complications after dental implantation. In this meta-analysis, we investigated which factors increase the risk of postoperative sinusitis and implant failure after dental implant for the first time. DATA SOURCES: Included data were searched through the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane library databases...
February 19, 2019: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30776301/maternal-glucocorticoids-make-the-fetal-membrane-thinner-involvement-of-amniotic-macrophages
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Hikaru Kiyokawa, Haruta Mogami, Yusuke Ueda, Yosuke Kawamura, Mai Sato, Yoshitsugu Chigusa, Masaki Mandai, Eiji Kondoh
Glucocorticoid use during pregnancy is known to increase the risk of preterm birth and preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). Here, we investigated the mechanism of how glucocorticoids weaken the fetal membranes. The amnion mesenchymal layer was significantly thinner in pregnant women treated with prednisolone and corticosterone-injected mice compared to control groups. Matrix metalloproteinse-9 (MMP9) mRNA and its activity, COX2 mRNA levels, and PGE2 synthesis were increased whereas type 1 collagen (COL1A1) mRNA levels were decreased in the fetal membranes of corticosterone-injected mice...
February 18, 2019: Endocrinology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30773855/-eletroacupuncture-improves-lipid-metabolic-disorder-by-regulating-hepatic-ampk-p38-mapk-rrar%C3%AE-signaling-in-rats-with-high-fat-diet-induced-insulin-resistance
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Zhi-Xing Li, Hai-Hua Zhang, Dan-Chun Lan, Hong-Tao Zhang, Jian Sun
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of eletroacupuncture (EA) intervention on lipid metabolism and expression of AMP-activated kinase (AMPK), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) protein in the liver in rats with insulin resistance (IR), so as to reveal its mechanisms underlying improvement of IR. METHODS: Forty male SD rats were randomly divided into blank control, model, medication, and EA groups ( n =8 in each)...
January 25, 2019: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30772639/description-of-the-aortic-root-anatomy-in-relation-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Arpandeep Randhawa, Tulika Gupta, Parmod Singh, Anjali Aggarwal, Daisy Sahni
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a less invasive treatment than surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis. Understanding the anatomy of aortic valve complex may help in optimal positioning of prosthetic valve and circumvent complications that can arise during its implantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The anatomy of aortic root was studied in 30 formalin-fixed cadavers. Aortic root and left ventricular cavity was opened to measure the diameter at the base of aortic root and sinotubular junction (STJ); distance of coronary ostia from base of aortic root and STJ; height and width of aortic valve leaflets; length and thickness of membranous septum (MS)...
January 21, 2019: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30765440/ergometrine-induced-atrial-fibrillation-at-caesarean-section
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Samuel Birch, Corrine Lu
A 36-year-old woman with a history of one previous caesarean section presented to the birthing suite of a regional hospital with spontaneous rupture of membranes at 39+2/40 weeks. Syntocinon was administered to initiate uterine contractions in the absence of labour, as the patient desired vaginal birth. A caesarean section was subsequently indicated and ergometrine was administered for uterine atony. The patient immediately developed atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is the most common sustained arrhythmia in the general population, but is rare in the obstetric population...
February 13, 2019: BMJ Case Reports
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30765280/the-placenta-a-site-of-end-organ-damage-after-fontan-operation-a-case-series
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Amanda L Phillips, Frank Cetta, Sarah E Kerr, E Heidi Cheek, Carl H Rose, Crystal R Bonnichsen, Sabrina D Phillips
BACKGROUND: Placental insufficiency may be the cause of the high preterm birth rate in women after Fontan operation. In this study we reviewed the clinical course and pregnancy outcome of women with Fontan physiology with a focus on placental pathology. METHODS: We reviewed clinical charts and placental pathology from 7 women with Fontan physiology who had pregnancies at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. The review was limited to cases where placental pathologic specimens were rigorously examined...
February 5, 2019: International Journal of Cardiology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30762719/an-evaluation-of-sexually-transmitted-infection-and-odds-of-preterm-or-early-term-birth-using-propensity-score-matching
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Rebecca J Baer, Christina D Chambers, Kelli K Ryckman, Scott P Oltman, Larry Rand, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the relationship between sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and preterm birth (<37 weeks gestation) by subtype (<32 weeks, 32 - 36 weeks, spontaneous, provider-initiated). Here, we evaluate the odds of preterm (by subtype) and early term (37 and 38 weeks gestation) birth in women with an STI compared to a propensity score matched reference population. METHODS: The sample was selected from California births in 2007-2012...
February 11, 2019: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30758938/engineering-nanowire-mediated-cell-lysis-for-microbial-cell-identification
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Takao Yasui, Takeshi Yanagida, Taisuke Shimada, Kohei Otsuka, Masaki Takeuchi, Kazuki Nagashima, Sakon Rahong, Toyohiro Naito, Daiki Takeshita, Akihiro Yonese, Ryo Magofuku, Zetao Zhu, Noritada Kaji, Masaki Kanai, Tomoji Kawai, Yoshinobu Baba
Researchers have demonstrated great promise for inorganic nanowire use in analyzing cells or intracellular components. Although a stealth effect of nanowires toward cell surfaces allows preservation of the living intact cells when analyzing cells, as a completely opposite approach, the applicability to analyze intracellular components through disrupting cells is also central to understanding cellular information. However, the reported lysis strategy is insufficient for microbial cell lysis due to the cell robustness and wrong approach taken so far ( i...
February 13, 2019: ACS Nano
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30745158/-induction-of-labor-in-women-with-previous-caesarean-delivery-with-balloon-catheter-is-it-worth-it
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J Boujenah, C Fleury, A Tigaizin, A Benbara, L Mounsambote, R Murtada, M Fermaud, L Carbillon
OBJECTIF: Balloon catheters for labor induction at term after previous cesarean section is an alternative option to iterative cesarean section. The aim of this study was to analyze the maternal and neonatal outcomes of the trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) in women with unfavorable cervix and balloon catheter induction, 2 years after introduction of this process. METHODS: Unicentric observational study of women with term cephalic singleton, unfavorable cervix (simplified Bishop score<5) after TOLAC using double-balloon catheter...
February 8, 2019: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30739452/picosecond-dynamical-response-to-a-pressure-induced-break-of-the-tertiary-structure-hydrogen-bonds-in-a-membrane-chromoprotein
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Maksym Golub, Jorg Pieper, Judith Peters, Liina Kangur, Elizabeth C Martin, Christopher Neil Hunter, Arvi Freiberg
We used elastic incoherent neutron scattering (EINS) to find out if structural changes accompanying local hydrogen bond rupture are also reflected in global dynamical response of the protein complex. Chromatophore membranes from LH2-only strains of the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides, with spheroidenone or neurosporene as the major carotenoids, were subjected to high hydrostatic pressure at ambient temperature. Optical spectroscopy conducted at high pressure confirmed rupture of tertiary structure hydrogen bonds...
February 11, 2019: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30735669/vaginal-ureaplasma-parvum-serovars-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Thomas Waldhoer, Stefan M Schulz, Birgit Pimpel, Katharina Goeral, David C Kasper, Armin Witt, Angelika Berger
BACKGROUND: Ureaplasma species (spp.) are the bacteria most often isolated from the amniotic cavity of women with preterm labor or preterm premature rupture of membranes, thus, the link between intrauterine Ureaplasma spp. infection and adverse pregnancy outcome is clearly established. However, as vaginal Ureaplasma spp. colonization is very common in pregnant women, it is not clear why these microorganisms cause ascending infections in some cases but remain asymptomatic in most pregnancies...
February 5, 2019: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30733456/increased-biosynthesis-and-accumulation-of-cholesterol-in-maternal-plasma-but-not-amniotic-fluid-in-pre-eclampsia
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Seung Mi Lee, Ju-Yeon Moon, Byeong-Yun Lim, Sun Min Kim, Chan-Wook Park, Byoung Jae Kim, Jong Kwan Jun, Errol R Norwitz, Man Ho Choi, Joong Shin Park
Preeclampsia is one of the most serious complications during pregnancy, defined as development of hypertension during late pregnancy affecting other organ systems (proteinuria, thrombocytopenia, renal insufficiency, liver involvement, cerebral symptoms or pulmonary edema). Preeclampsia is known to be associated with significant dyslipidemia, but the cause or mechanism of this metabolic aberration is not clear. Quantitative analysis of cholesterol precursors and metabolites can reveal metabolic signatures of cholesterol, and provide insight into cholesterol biosynthetic and degradation pathways...
February 7, 2019: Scientific Reports
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723915/induction-of-labor-at-full-term-in-pregnant-women-with-uncomplicated-singleton-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Gabriele Saccone, Luigi Della Corte, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Johanna Quist-Nelson, Antonio Raffone, Valentino De Vivo, Gennaro Esposito, Fulvio Zullo, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: The lowest incidence of perinatal morbidity and mortality occurs around 39-40 weeks.Therefore, some have advocated induction of uncomplicated singleton gestations once they reach full-term. The aim of the study was to evaluate the risk of cesarean delivery and any maternal and perinatal effects of a policy of induction of labor in full-term uncomplicated women with singleton gestations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed an electronic search from inception of each database to August 2018...
February 5, 2019: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723562/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-evolution-of-choroidal-neovascular-membrane-in-choroidal-rupture-managed-by-intravitreal-bevacizumab
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Massimo Lorusso, Luisa Micelli Ferrari, Eleni Nikolopoulou, Tommaso Micelli Ferrari
Purpose: To describe a case of a 25-year-old man with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to traumatic choroidal rupture treated with intravitreal bevacizumab and to evaluate the vascular structure of the area near the traumatic choroidal rupture. Methods: The patient underwent complete ophthalmologic evaluation, including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraocular pressure, anterior segment and funds examination, and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) at baseline and on each follow-up visit...
2019: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723276/umbilical-cord-milking-reduces-the-risk-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants-born-before-32-weeks-of-gestation
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J D Toledo, S Rodilla, A Pérez-Iranzo, A Delgado, Y Maazouzi, M Vento
OBJECTIVE: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a common complication in extremely preterm infants. We aimed to demonstrate that umbilical cord milking (UCM) would reduce the incidence of IVH in this at risk population. STUDY DESIGN: We compared the incidence of IVH in a prospective cohort of consecutively born preterm infants <32 weeks' gestation receiving UCM (n = 33) with a historical cohort that underwent immediate cord clamping (ICC) (n = 36). RESULTS: No significant differences regarding perinatal characteristics were present between both groups except for chorioamnionitis and preterm rupture of membranes which were more frequent in the UCM group...
February 5, 2019: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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