Pregnancy Outcomes after ZIKV Infection in French Territories in the Americas

New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 378, Issue 11, Page 985-994, March 2018.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe majority of infected pregnants may remain undetected due to the lack of mandatory general prenatal screening. The seropositivity for syphilis in pregnancy of 2.9/1000, of which one quarter were recent and infectious, the late diagnosis of syphilis in one in five, and the low pick-up rate of individualised instead of generalized screening are alarming signals and call for more effective prevention strategies, focusing on the most vulnerable adolescents, as well as on the first trimester of pregnancy.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Keshavarzi F, Mehdizadeh S, Khazaie H, Ghadami MR Abstract OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between OSA and preeclampsia. METHODS: Between 30 and 39 weeks gestation, objective sleep apnea were evaluated in 38 normal pregnant and 40 preeclamptic women. Preeclampsia was defined by having a blood pressure (BP)> 140/90 mmHg on two occasions after the 20th week of pregnancy with excess protein in the urine (> 300 mg in 24 h) or 30 mg persistent proteinuria (...
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: HIV infection affects the activity of urinary CLU protein in HIV positive preeclampsia. However, the cytoprotective role of these proteins neutralizes the oxidative radicals associated with preeclampsia development through complement response in HIV infection. PMID: 30024772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research
Authors: Blake EA, De Zoysa MY, Morocco EB, Kaiser SB, Kodama M, Grubbs BH, Matsuo K Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine survival of teenage women with pregnancies complicated by primary ovarian cancer. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a previously organized systematic literature review of primary ovarian cancer diagnosed during pregnancy. Cases eligible for analysis were patients whose age at cancer diagnosis and survival outcome were known (n=201). Pregnancy and oncologic outcome were then examined based on patient age. RESULTS: These were comprised of 95 (47.3%) epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs), 82 (...
Source: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
Authors: Thapa N, Shrestha G, Maharjan M, Lindell D, Maskey N, Shah R, Ge C, Cai H Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the burden of cervical neoplasia in mid-western rural, Nepal using cytology, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and visual inspection with Lugol's iodine (VILI). METHOD: A cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted. Total of 2,279 married, non-pregnant women aged 20-65 years participated in a screening clinic from May 2016 to January 2017. All eligible women completed self-report of socio-demographic and reproductive health data followed by screening tests. Biopsies were obtained fro...
Source: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Weijia Sun, Dandan Chen, Jie Wang, Na Liu, Wei ZhangAbstractBody image dissatisfaction has increased among pregnant women, affecting their mental and physical activities. Previous systematic reviews only found significant results existed in cross-sectional design instead of longitudinal designs. This meta-analytic review of cohort studies aimed to report the relationships and moderator variables about body image dissatisfaction and physical activity among pregnant women. We searched for s...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Comparing relationships, educational/job performance, and behavioral, emotional and mental health problems, researchers from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that 25-year-olds raised by lesbian parents do as well on multiple measures of psychological health as other adults.The findings are contained in the latest edition of the ongoing U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study, which in its 32nd year is the longest-running prospective study on sexual minority parent families. This is the first NLLFS report based on data collected when the offspring were legal adults.“When I began this study in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
(Reuters Health) - Cigarette use decreased among young women - including pregnant women - during the past decade in the U.S., according to a new study. But, researchers found, use of marijuana blunts rose.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
This study showed that decidualized endometrial stromal cells own a lower stiffness and roughness compare to the ESCs. The acquisition of these properties could be important for the implantation stage during pregnancy, letting decidual ESCs act as an invasion-limiting barrier to contain the advance of the blastocyst and being a supportive structures that sustain the blastocyst avoiding miscarriages.
Source: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Perinatal or maternal mental health is just as important as physical health. Check out these four important tips for maintaining your health as a new mom.    One of my very best friends gave birth to her first child recently, and I’ve been lucky enough to get to help her care for him during the past few months. While helping her care for her newborn son, I’ve realized how much of an effect being a new mother can have on a person’s mental health. According to the World Health Organization, about 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental health disorder. Motherhood presents unique...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Family Parenting Women's Issues Mental Health Motherhood perinatal mood disorder Postpartum Pregnancy Self Care Source Type: blogs
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