Pregnant mom-of-3 has dangerous chest surgery to save her baby's life

Mizel Tavarez, 39, was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism, causing her body to overproduce calcium and putting her at risk of miscarriage until a risky operation fixed the glands.
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Conclusion: The experimental resin-based monoblock obturation system fully met the requirements of the ANSI/ADA Standard No. 78 and the ANSI/ADA Standard No. 57, except for radiopacity. Considering this, further studies are still needed to evaluate other radiopacifiers and the effect of their incorporation on the physicochemical properties of this novel resin-based monoblock endodontic obturation system. PMID: 31815132 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS In a rat model of maternal PCOS, exposure to androgens in utero resulted in dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota and metabolic disorders of the newborn female rats. PMID: 31815927 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
In this study we assess the importance of the voltage-gated L-type calcium channels in the spermatozoa motility of Atlantic salmon by combined in vitro and in silico approaches. The results of this study showed that as in other fish species, voltage-gated L-type calcium channels are significant in the spermatozoa motility of Salmo salar. The in vitro assays showed that total and progressive motilities decrease significantly (****p 
Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
In this study, keratin was extracted from bio-waste of chicken feathers with a thiol content of 0.172 mM. The extracted keratin was used to prepare dope with alginate at different ratios and N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N′-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride via amide linkages. The formation of covalently crosslinked dope was evidenced from FTIR and ninhydrin assay. The dope was then extruded in calcium bath to produce fibers with uniform diameter wherein the calcium ions were used to ionically crosslink the covalently crosslinked dope. The resulting dual crosslinked fibers were characterized in terms of chemical compo...
Source: Polymer Testing - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 26, Issue 6Author(s): Mario Cozzolino, Maria Fusaro, Paola Ciceri, Lorenzo Gasperoni, Giuseppe CiancioloVascular calcification (VC) is common in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), contributes to cardiovascular disease (CVD), and associates with increased mortality. Major risk factors for VC in CKD are increasing age, dialysis vintage, and positive net calcium-phosphate balance. To date, no specific therapy that prevents progression or facilitates regression of VC beyond careful attention to calcium and phosphate balance exists. Accumulati...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 26, Issue 6Author(s): Sinee Disthabanchong, Praopilad SrisuwarnThe increase in prevalence and severity of vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease is a result of complex interactions between changes in the vascular bed, mineral metabolites, and other uremic factors. Vascular calcification can occur in the intima and the media of arterial wall. Under permissive conditions, vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) can transform to osteoblast-like phenotype. The membrane-bound vesicles released from transformed VSMCs and the apoptotic bodies...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Volume 26, Issue 6Author(s): Matthew Ray, Anna JovanovichVascular calcification (VC) is common in chronic kidney disease, increases in prevalence as patients progress to end-stage renal disease, and is significantly associated with mortality. VC is a complex and highly regulated process similar to bone formation whereby hydroxyapatite crystals deposit in the intimal or medial layer of arteries. Mineral bone abnormalities are common in chronic kidney disease; reduction in glomerular filtration rate and changes in vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and f...
Source: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSThe study does not provide evidence that web ‐based RLP influences contraceptive behaviors in insured women outside of the clinical setting. Further research is needed to identify strategies to help women of reproductive age identify contraceptive methods that meet their needs and preferences.
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
In this study, we aimed to comprehensively examine the population frequency and phenotypic profile of B cells over the course of murine pregnancy. Our results demonstrated a significant expansion in B cells within the uterus during the peri-implantation period, accompanied by alterations in B cell phenotype. Functional evaluation of uterine B cells purified from pregnant mice at day 5.5 post-coitus established their regulatory capacity as evidenced by effective suppression of proliferation and activation of syngeneic CD4+ T cells. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that the uterine B cell population has an expanded pool of ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In conclusion, a similar inotropic effect can be observed in rat ventricular myocardium under totally different kinetics of free cytosolic calcium. The extent of LDA is not determined by actual peak systolic tension but is regulated by the level of peak systolic calcium and the kinetics of Ca-transient decline which, in turn, are governed by Ca-TnC dissociation and Ca2+ reuptake by the sarcoplasmic reticulum. Altogether, these findings constitute new evidence about the role of the length-dependent modulation of Ca2+ homeostasis in the mechanisms of calcium regulation of contraction and mechano-calcium feedback in the myocardium.
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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