Earlier thyroid testing in pregnancy recommended

According to findings published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology by a Dutch team, early pregnancy is the time when babies are most at risk of neurodevelopmental problems caused by thyroid dysfunction, so earlier testing and treatment is advised. Medscape
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In this study, we assessed the effects of pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on the pregnancy outcomes of women of advanced age using a back-propagation (BP) artificial neural network. We conducted a retrospective analysis on postpartum and hospital delivery data from 1,015 women of advanced maternal age (AMA) hospitalized at the Fujian Provincial Maternity and Children's Hospital from January to June, 2017. Pre-pregnancy overweight was found to increase the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy (HDCP) and fetal macrosomia. In addi...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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Source: Ethnicity and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion There was no association between the FokI polymorphism and the development of GDM, nor was t here any change in serum vitamin D levels in patients with GDM.Resumo Objetivo Avaliar a rela ção entre o polimorfismo do gene receptor da vitamina D (VDR) (FokI [rs10735810]) e a concentração sérica de vitamina D no diabetes mellitus gestacional (DMG). Métodos Estudo prospectivo tipo caso-controle que recrutou gestantes saudáveis (grupo controle) (n = 78) e com DMG (grupo DMG) (n = 79), sem outras comorbidades. Foram coletadas amostras de sangue periférico no 3°...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe high prevalence of indicative signs and symptoms of CTS and the difficulties that they can cause reinforce the importance of adequate diagnosis and treatment. Further studies are needed to assess the value of USG as a diagnostic method for CTS during pregnancy.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Because the predictive accuracy of ultrasound prediction of birth weight improves with gestational age, fetal growth assessment at term is recommended to aid with delivery planning in women with diabetes. PMID: 31405599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Endocrine Practice, Ahead of Print.
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Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Stem Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Liyun Chen, Marwan M. Merkhan, Nicholas R. Forsyth, Pensee WuAbstractPlacental membrane-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), with the advantages of being non-invasive and having fewer ethical issues, are a promising source for cell therapy. Gestational diabetes (GDM) alters the uterine environment and may affect the therapeutic potential of MSCs derived from placenta. Therefore, we evaluated the biological properties of amniotic (AMSCs) and chorionic membrane MSCs (CMSCs) from human GDM placenta in order to explore their therapeutic pot...
Source: Stem Cell Research - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
Condition:   Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Afamin Sponsors:   Etlik Zubeyde Hanım Women's Health Care, Training and Research Hospital;   Ankara University Not yet recruiting
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Pregnant women at high risk for gestational diabetes may be less likely to experience this complication when they switch to a Mediterranean diet, a recent experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information
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This study aims to describe 10  years of antenatal care and outcomes for women with a severe mental illness (SMI).MethodsA retrospective cohort study of 420 completed pregnancy records over the last 10  years (2007–2017). Findings were compared to the Western Australian (WA) pregnancy data. Antenatal attendance, demographic, obstetric, neonatal and psychosocial variables were analysed usingt tests, χ2, ANOVA and odds ratio (OR).ResultsOverall, women with a SMI had high rates of comorbidity (47%), antenatal complications, and preterm birth at 12.6% compared to WA mothers (p 
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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