Pregnancy-Specific Skin Disorders.

This article will discuss the skin disorders specific to pregnancy, with a focus on clinical presentation, potential for fetal complications, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. PMID: 25405676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Skin Therapy Letter - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Skin Therapy Lett Source Type: research

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AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of pregestational diabetes mellitus (DM) on fetal cardiac function two-dimensional parameters using spectral and tissue Doppler. Pregnant women between 20 and 36  + 6 weeks gestation were divided into three groups: controls, type I DM, and type II DM. The right ventricle (RV) and left ventricle (LV) annular velocity peaks were measured using spectral (E, A) and tissue (E′, A′, S′) Doppler. The myocardial performance index was calculated as (isovolu metric contraction time [ICT] + isovolumetric relaxation time [IRT])/eject...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Dr. Laura Mulvey, 33, practices emergency medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. After spending six days receiving treatment in her own hospital, she is now recovering at home from what is presumed to be COVID-19, though her test was inconclusive. What follows is a lightly-edited transcript of her story as told to TIME. Early on, sometime in February, [COVID-19] was something that people were thinking about. And worried about. Certainly, the worries were not what they are now. But hospital-wise, we had a bit of an earlier jump on it, because we recognized that this was a potential threat. We’re ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news
ABSTRACT Objective: to know how mothers affected by the Zika virus during pregnancy became aware on the diagnosis of Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome in their child and to understand the way in which the communication of the diagnosis was transmitted. Method: a qualitative approach study, with interpretative research, based on the Resilience, Stress, Adjustment and Family Adaptation Model. The research was conducted in a Specialized Rehabilitation Center in a city of Para íba (Brazil), from June to November 2017, with 40 mothers of children with congenital Zika virus syndrome. The empirical material was produced from ...
Source: Texto e Contexto - Enfermagem - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The most frequent pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFD) after birth were perineal pain, constipation, flatus incontinence, dyspareunia and IU respectively. It was seen that the symptomatic PFD was very common in the postpartum period. The results of the study emphasized the importance of lifestyle changes, avoiding perineal trauma during childbirth, and effective pelvic floor exercises in preventing PFD in pregnancy and postpartum. IMPACT STATEMENT: Nurses should acknowledge the importance of PFD after birth and identify the problems early period. Our study emphasizes size of the problem and improvement for PFD. ...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research
Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, New Delhi, March 28, 2020. Credit: IMPRIBy Dr. Balwant Singh Mehta, Dr. Simi Mehta and Dr. Arjun KumarNEW DELHI, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) The worldwide spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is severely affecting the global economy and as per the recent updates almost one-third to half of the global population are now under some form of a lockdown. This has threatened an economic bloodbath, where practically all economic activities around the world are witnessing a closure. According to the International Labour Organization, nearly 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide due to the pandemic and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations OPINION/NGO Source Type: news
Abstract The study was conducted to evaluate effects of intrauterine administration of proteolytic enzymes on endometrial inflammation and reproductive performance in postpartum water buffalo cows with subclinical endometritis (SCE). Cows (n = 38) with SCE (≥ 18 % PMN i.e.; polymorphonuclear cells) on day 21 postpartum (21 dpp), were allocated into treatment (TR; n = 19; intrauterine infusion of trypsin, chymotrypsin and papain in 20 ml normal saline on 21 dpp) and control (PC; n = 19; intrauterine administration 20 ml saline) groups. Cows without SCE (
Source: Animal Reproduction Science - Category: Zoology Authors: Tags: Anim Reprod Sci Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionSeveral factors have been associated with the development of preeclampsia in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).ObjectiveTo identify risk factors associated with preeclampsia in patients with SLE and its impact on fetal outcomes.Patients and methodsWe studied a prospective cohort of pregnancies in women with SLE from January 2009 to December 2018. Demographic, clinical, serological and drug use characteristics were compared between patients who developed preeclampsia and those who did not, as well as the main neonatal outcomes. An adjusted logistic regression analysis was performed to identif...
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Authors: Maglie R, Quintarelli L, Verdelli A, Fabbri P, Antiga E, Caproni M Abstract Specific dermatoses of pregnancy are skin disorders that occur specifically during or immediately after pregnancy and cannot be found in non-pregnant patients. According to the current consensus, they include atopic eruption of pregnancy (AEP), polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP), pemphigoid gestationis (PG), and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). The diagnosis of specific dermatoses of pregnancy can be challenging due to their variation in clinical presentation; moreover, the tests currently available do not always p...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Pruritus in pregnancy can be a source of significant discomfort in the pregnant patient. Some cases are associated with pregnancy-specific dermatoses, although some patients experience a flare of a preexisting dermatosis. Severe pruritus may be a manifestation of a pregnancy-specific dermatosis associated with increased fetal risks and complications. Early accurate diagnosis and appropriate management are important. Examination often reveals important clinical findings, aiding accurate diagnosis. Pemphigoid gestationis often presents with periumbilical involvement, whereas polymorphic eruption of pregnancy spares the umbil...
Source: Dermatologic Clinics - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Ambros-Rudolph CM, Sticherling M Abstract The specific dermatoses of pregnancy represent a heterogeneous group of inflammatory skin diseases related to pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. A clinically relevant classification has been well established over the past 10 years and includes pemphigoid gestationis, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, and atopic eruption of pregnancy. The hallmark of all four entities is severe pruritus that is accompanied by characteristic skin changes. While some of these dermatoses are distressing only to the mother beca...
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
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