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Conclusion: Applying developed PPH risk score is a practical way to identify patients who are at high-risk for developing PPH for an early detection, treatment, and transfer. PMID: 29911829 [PubMed - in process]
Is there an association between maternal vitamin D status and the risk of childhood type 1 diabetes? Do maternal vitamin D supplements taken during pregnancy influence childhood T1D risk?American Journal of Epidemiology
Impaired glucose metabolism during pregnancy may associate with changes in fetal cholesterol metabolism. We investigated if gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) affects newborn cholesterol metabolism as determined by cord blood squalene and non-cholesterol sterols. Furthermore, we examined potential correlations between cord blood and maternal serum non-cholesterol sterols.
ConclusionNo indication of decreased mitochondrial function, content, morphology, or localization in the myometrium at term in women with diabetes compared with controls was observed. The increase in citrate syntase activity in the myometrium could be explained by the lower protein content in the myometrium, which we suggest is due to alterations in tissue or cellular composition.
Conclusion Diabetes in pregnancy has been found to increase rates of infant mortality. This study showed that patients with poor glycemic control are at a greater risk of infant mortality. Therefore increased monitoring and prenatal care as well as optimal glycemic control for patients with diabetes in pregnancy is recommended. Optimal glycemic control will lead to diabetic mothers with pregnancies of equal risk and similar outcomes to those of normal patients.
Conclusion This study shows a high frequency of GDM (11.8%) irrespective of risk factors, and in all trimesters of pregnancy emphasizing the need for universal screening in Pakistan.
This study clearly demonstrated that obesity can lead to higher cognitive impairments. Since childhood IQ and obesity are linked, others investigated whether maternal pre-pregnancy obesity can impact the child’s neurological development. More than 30 thousand women were included; their pre-pregnancy BMI was calculated and the children’s IQ scores were assessed at 7 years of age. The results indicated that women with a BMI of around 20 kg/m2 had children with the highest IQ scores. In contrast, maternal obesity (BMI 30 kg/m2) was associated with lower total and verbal IQ scores. More importantly, excessive weigh...
Condition: Pregnancy Complications Affecting Fetus (Diagnosis) Intervention: Diagnostic Test: 75gOGTT Sponsor: Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital Completed
CONCLUSION: Infants of diabetic mothers in this cohort developed a variety of neonatal events that largely correlates with poor metabolic control during pregnancy. PMID: 29915854 [PubMed - in process]
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- For non-pregnant adults with type 2 diabetes, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) targets should be personalized, according to a Clinical Guidelines Synopsis published in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical...