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Prevalence and risk factors for brucellosis seropositivity in cattle in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, Rwanda.

J S Afr Vet Assoc 2018 Dec 5;89(0):e1-e8. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

School of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Rwanda.

A survey involving 120 small-scale dairy farmers was carried out to assess risk factors associated with brucellosis in cattle from selected sectors of Nyagatare District, Rwanda. A sample of cattle from nine selected sectors of Nyagatare was tested for brucellosis using the Rose Bengal Test. Of the respondents, 57. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of miR-30e regulating NK cell activities on immune tolerance of maternal-fetal interface by targeting PRF1.

Biomed Pharmacother 2019 Jan 13;109:1478-1487. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Reproductive Medical Center, Renmin Hosptial of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430060, PR China. Electronic address:

Aim: Natural killer (NK) cells, as key regulatory cells, accumulate at the maternal-fetal interface in large numbers. This study explored the effect of miR-30e on regulating the activity and function of peripheral blood NK cells (PB-NK cells) and decidua NK cells (D-NK cells) by targeting PRF1 in immune tolerance of maternal-fetal interface.

Methods: Expressions of miR-30e in PB and decidua tissues from 49 patients with recurrent spontaneous abortion and 52 normal pregnant women were measured using PCR. Read More

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January 2019

Clinical and Sonographic Findings in Suspected Retained Trophoblast: Correlation with Histological Findings.

Isr Med Assoc J 2018 Dec;20(12):761-764

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel, affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: Different clinical and sonographic parameters have been suggested to identify patients with retained products of conception. In suspected cases, the main treatment is hysteroscopic removal.

Objectives: To compare clinical, sonographic, and intraoperative findings in cases of hysteroscopy for retained products of conception, according to histology. Read More

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December 2018

Differential gene expression profile in monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells at maternal-fetal interface in a mouse model of spontaneous abortion.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Abstractbackground: Monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MO-MDSCs) play an important role in maintaining normal pregnancy. However, it is still not clear what kind of changes in MO-MDSCs may lead to miscarriage, and which gene expression changes take place when MO-MDSCs migrate to the uterus as bone marrow-derived cells.

Methods: We used flow sorting technology to obtain MO-MDSCs from the maternal-fetal interface and bone marrow, respectively. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of STOX1 on recurrent spontaneous abortion by regulating trophoblast cell proliferation and migration via the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Reproductive Medicine Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.

STOX1 is a transcription factor that is implicated in the high prevalence of human gestational diseases. It has been studied in various types of gestational diseases using different molecular and cellular biological technologies. However, the effect and detailed mechanism of storkhead box 1 (STOX1) in recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) remain unknown. Read More

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December 2018

Prevalence and risk factors of gestational diabetes mellitus in Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018 Dec 14;18(1):494. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a of the major public health issues in Asia. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of, and risk factors for GDM in Asia via a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Methods: We systematically searched PubMed, Ovid, Scopus and ScienceDirect for observational studies in Asia from inception to August 2017. Read More

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December 2018

A case control study of risk factors and neonatal outcomes of preterm birth.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):814-818

Clinical Medical College, Yangzhou University, Yangzho, 225001, Jiangsu, China; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital, Yangzhou, 225001, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim is to examine risk factors and neonatal outcomes of preterm birth and to provide basis in preventing preterm birth.

Materials And Methods: we carried out our study on 1328 term controls and 1328 preterm birth cases. By using multivariable logistic regression procedures we estimated odds ratio (OR) of potential preterm birth risk factors. Read More

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December 2018
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Transcriptome and Hormone Comparison of Three Cytoplasmic Male Sterile Systems in .

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Dec 12;19(12). Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Key Laboratory for Biological Sciences and Genetic Improvement of Oil Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430062, China.

The interaction between plant mitochondria and the nucleus markedly influences stress responses and morphological features, including growth and development. An important example of this interaction is cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS), which results in plants producing non-functional pollen. In current research work, we compared the phenotypic differences in floral buds of different CMS (, , ) lines with their corresponding maintainer lines. Read More

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December 2018
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Field ultrasound evaluation of some gestational parameters in jennies.

Theriogenology 2018 Nov 22;126:95-105. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Veterinary Science, University of Torino, Largo Braccini 2/4, 10095, Grugliasco, TO, Italy.

The aim of this study was to collect and analyze ultrasound measurements of fetal-maternal structures during normal and pathological pregnancies in jennies, a livestock species of growing interest. For two breeding seasons, 38 jennies of different breeds and crossbreeds aged between 3 and 18 years were monitored weekly by transrectal examination using a portable Esaote ultrasound (MyLab™ 30 GOLD VET) with a 5-7.5 MHz probe. Read More

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November 2018

Arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) in childhood: clinical report from a single control center.

Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Pediatrics, AOU Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele, University of Catania, via S. Sofia 78, 95123, Catania, Italy.

Introduction: Stroke is the clinical designation for a rapidly developing loss of brain function due to an interruption in the blood supply to all or part of the brain. It is the third cause of death in adults and one of the top 10 causes in pediatric age. The perinatal period of onset is the second only to adult age group in the incidence of stroke. Read More

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December 2018

Disgust, stigma, and the politics of abortion.

Authors:
Anuradha Kumar

Fem Psychol 2018 Nov 19;28(4):530-538. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

Ipas, USA.

Despite the growing body of research on the emotion of disgust - including its relationship to political ideology, moral judgment, matters of sex and sexuality, and death - the global reproductive rights movement has paid relatively little attention to the role disgust plays in the debate over abortion. By focusing on the right of a woman to make her own decision about an unwanted pregnancy, the pro-choice community has allowed anti-choice groups to define and frame the abortion procedure, abortion providers, and women who have abortions in terms associated with disgust. This commentary encourages further examination of what triggers disgust, its measurement, and ways of mitigating it, which could be useful for reducing abortion stigma, in future legal cases and in abortion research, advocacy, and communications. Read More

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November 2018

A male-expressed rice embryogenic trigger redirected for asexual propagation through seeds.

Nature 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.

The molecular pathways that trigger the initiation of embryogenesis after fertilization in flowering plants, and prevent its occurrence without fertilization, are not well understood. Here we show in rice (Oryza sativa) that BABY BOOM1 (BBM1), a member of the AP2 family of transcription factors that is expressed in sperm cells, has a key role in this process. Ectopic expression of BBM1 in the egg cell is sufficient for parthenogenesis, which indicates that a single wild-type gene can bypass the fertilization checkpoint in the female gamete. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessment of country policies affecting reproductive health for adolescents in the Philippines.

Reprod Health 2018 Dec 12;15(1):205. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Reproductive Health and Research/ Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Background: Adolescents in the Philippines face many legal, social and political barriers to access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, putting them at higher risk of unplanned pregnancy, abortion, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, and other health and development problems.

Objective: This study aims to evaluate whether current normative documents on SRH in the Philippines are in concurrence with adolescents' human rights principles using the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidance and Recommendations on ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services.

Methods: The review focused on policies and normative guidance documents which included the national reproductive health law, its implementing rules and regulations, and the Supreme Court decisions on the law, and documents cited in the government's Adolescent and Youth Health Programme. Read More

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December 2018

Comparative Transcriptome Analysis between Fertile and CMS Flower Buds in Wucai (Brassica campestris L.).

BMC Genomics 2018 Dec 12;19(1):908. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Vegetable Genetics and Breeding Laboratory, College of Horticulture, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, 230036, China.

Background: Wucai (Brassica campestris L. ssp. chinensis var. Read More

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December 2018

Rice Calcineurin B-Like Protein-Interacting Protein Kinase 31 (OsCIPK31) Is Involved in the Development of Panicle Apical Spikelets.

Front Plant Sci 2018 19;9:1661. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Rice Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University at Wenjiang, Chengdu, China.

Panicle apical abortion (PAA) causes severe yield losses in rice production, but details about its development and molecular basis remain elusive. Herein, a PAA mutant, , was identified among the progeny of an elite indica maintainer rice line Yixiang 1B (YXB) mutagenized population obtained using ethyl methyl sulfonate. The abortion rate of spikelets in was observed up to 60%. Read More

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November 2018
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Effect of maternal and embryonic factors on frozen-thawed IVF-ET outcome after pre-equilibration with hyaluronan.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Assisted Reproductive Centre of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, PLA Naval General Hospital, Beijing, China.

Purpose: To systematically evaluate the effect of maternal and embryonic factors on in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcomes among Chinese patients after using hyaluronan-enriched transfer medium (HETM).

Methods: This retrospective study included 637 frozen-thawed ET cycles. Patients were divided into subgroups based on their maternal or embryonic status or treatment procedures. Read More

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December 2018

Abortion-related care and the role of the midwife: a global perspective.

Int J Womens Health 2018 23;10:751-762. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Midwifery Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Introduction: The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) represents 132 midwifery associations in 113 countries. The ICM disseminates the Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice (EC) that describes the global scope of midwifery practice. The basic (core) and expanded (additional or optional) role of midwives in providing abortion-related care services was first described in 2010. Read More

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November 2018
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Expression of Rift Valley fever virus N-protein in Nicotiana benthamiana for use as a diagnostic antigen.

BMC Biotechnol 2018 Dec 11;18(1):77. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Biopharming Research Unit, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, 6503200115084, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa.

Background: Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), the causative agent of Rift Valley fever, is an enveloped single-stranded negative-sense RNA virus in the genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae. The virus is spread by infected mosquitoes and affects ruminants and humans, causing abortion storms in pregnant ruminants, high neonatal mortality in animals, and morbidity and occasional fatalities in humans. The disease is endemic in parts of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, but is described as emerging due to the wide range of mosquitoes that could spread the disease into non-endemic regions. Read More

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December 2018
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Effects of obesity and diabetes on the epigenetic modification of mammalian gametes.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

College of Animal Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.

Obesity and diabetes are closely associated with numerous reproductive disorders, including termination of ovulation, irregular menstruation, low fertility, abortion, and risky pregnancy, which are now regarded as global health problems. Paternal/maternal obesity and diabetes can also be transmitted to the subsequent generation via gametes, suggesting the association of epigenetic inheritance with obesity and diabetes, particularly for its effects on offspring. Recent studies indicate that both obesity and diabetes change DNA and histone methylation levels, histone acetylation, and noncoding RNAs such as microRNAs (miRNAs) in oocytes and sperm. Read More

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December 2018
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Association between Caffeine Consumption in Pregnancy and Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth in the birth Cohort of Ribeirão Preto.

Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2018 Dec 7;40(12):749-756. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Pediatrics, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

Objective:  To describe caffeine consumption during pregnancy and its association with low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth in the birth cohort of Ribeirão Preto, state of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2010.

Methods:  Cohort study, with descriptive and analytical approach. Data included 7,607 women and their newborns in Ribeirão Preto, state of São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

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December 2018
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Therapeutic abortion and ectopic pregnancy: alternative sources for fetal stem cell research and therapy in Iran as an Islamic country.

Cell Tissue Bank 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular-Cellular Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Regenerative medicine as a background of stem cell research and therapy has a long history. A wide variety of diseases including Parkinson's disease, heart diseases, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, diabetes mellitus and etc. are candidate to be treated using different types of stem cells. Read More

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December 2018
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Facilitators and Barriers to Contraceptive Use Among U.S. Servicewomen Who Had an Abortion.

Mil Med 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Ibis Reproductive Health, 2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

Introduction: Despite evidence that the unintended pregnancy rate is higher among U.S. servicewomen than the general population and that servicewomen may face barriers to contraceptive use, there is little research about contraceptive access and use experiences of non-deployed active duty servicewomen. Read More

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December 2018
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Pregnancy Outcomes in Men and Women Treated With Teriflunomide. A Population-Based Nationwide Danish Register Study.

Front Immunol 2018 23;9:2706. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Danish Multiple Sclerosis Registry, Department of Neurology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark.

The majority of persons diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience their first MS symptoms in the reproductive age. Teriflunomide (TFL, Aubagio), was first released in Denmark for relapsing-remitting MS in December 2013. TFL treatment is contraindicated in women of childbearing potential who are not using reliable contraception. Read More

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November 2018

Who obtains abortion in Georgia and why?

Int J Womens Health 2018 14;10:733-743. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Institute of Clinical Medicine, Rikshospitalet, Division of Women and Children, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway,

Purpose: While induced abortion practices are common in Georgia, the sociodemographic subgroups of women predominantly affected by abortion and their leading motives have not yet been explored. The study aims to understand differentials in women undergoing abortion according to background characteristics and get insight into their reasons for availing of abortion services.

Materials And Methods: We analyzed the data on 2,054 abortions from the Georgian Reproductive Health Survey 2010. Read More

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November 2018

Reproductive Health Care in Catholic Facilities: A Scoping Review.

Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado.

Objective: Given the rise in Catholic ownership of U.S. health care facilities, we aimed to examine reproductive health care provision and patient outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

Efficacy of Misoprostol Alone for First-Trimester Medical Abortion: A Systematic Review.

Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Gynuity Health Projects, New York, New York; the University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado; and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina.

Objective: To summarize available data on the effectiveness and safety of single-agent misoprostol for medical abortion in the first trimester.

Data Sources: We searched MEDLINE, CABI, Cochrane, EMBASE, LILACS, the Web of Science, and ClinicalTrials.gov for English-language studies that evaluated misoprostol alone for abortion of a viable pregnancy in the first trimester. Read More

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December 2018

The Language of First-Trimester Nonviable Pregnancy: Patient-Reported Preferences and Clarity.

Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Division of Family Planning, and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Objective: To document the terminology patients hear during the treatment course for a nonviable pregnancy and to ask patients their perceived clarity and preference of terminology to identify a patient-centered lexicon.

Methods: We performed a preplanned substudy survey of English-speaking participants in New York, Pennsylvania, and California at the time of enrollment in a randomized multisite trial of medical management of first-trimester early pregnancy loss. The six-item survey, administered on paper or an electronic tablet, was developed and piloted for internal and external validity. Read More

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December 2018

Pregnancy Choices and the Role of Ultrasound Viewing.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):54-57

Ashley B. York, DNP, APRN, is an assistant professor at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. She is certified as a nurse practitioner in women's health and adult/gerontology primary care and has volunteered at a Christian pregnancy resource center. Laurie L. Bagwell, DNP, APRN, is an associate professor at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and DNP advisor to Ashley York. She also is certified as a family nurse practitioner.

Limited research exists on the impact of ultrasound use in abortion or pregnancy clinic settings, to assist women in decision-making regarding their pregnancy. A retrospective chart review study was conducted at a pregnancy resource center to examine the impact of ultrasound viewing on a woman's decision to continue her pregnancy. During a 1-year period, intention to terminate pregnancy was reduced from 44 cases to 14 cases after viewing the ultrasound. Read More

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December 2018
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Surveillance of congenital anomalies following exposure to Raltegravir or Elvitegravir during pregnancy in the UK and Ireland, 2008-2018.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK.

Background: The indisputable benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the reduction of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV (MTCT) have to be carefully balanced with the risks of embryo-foetal toxicities due to foetal exposure to maternal ART.The recent report of a potential safety signal with Dolutegravir use in pregnancy and potential increased rate of neural tube defects (NTDs), has raised the question of a potential class effect for Integrase Strand Inhibitors. To contribute real-world evidence we evaluated data on pregnant women receiving Raltegravir (RAL) or Elvitegravir (EVG) in the UK and Ireland. Read More

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November 2018

Irish GPs and obstetricians say safe abortion service cannot be implemented on 1 January.

Authors:
Muiris Houston

BMJ 2018 Dec 10;363:k5227. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Galway, Ireland.

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December 2018
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Recombination in lineage 1, 3, 5 and 8 of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome viruses in China.

Infect Genet Evol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

College of Life Sciences of Longyan University, Longyan, Fujian Province 364012, China; Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory for the Prevention and Control of Animal Infectious Diseases and Biotechnology, Fujian Province 364012, China. Electronic address:

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most important viral swine diseases, resulting in immense economic losses in Chinese pig industry. Currently, four major lineages: lineage 1 (NADC30-like), 3 (QYYZ-like), 5.1 (VR2332-like) and 8. Read More

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December 2018
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Auricular acupuncture as an adjunct for pain management during first trimester abortion: a randomized, double-blinded, three arm trial.

Contraception 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), NY, NY; Heilbrunn Dept. of Population & Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, CUIMC. Electronic address:

Objectives: To assess pain-management using auricular acupuncture as an adjunct to ibuprofen and paracervical block during first trimester uterine aspiration, and to assess auricular acupuncture's effect on anxiety.

Study Design: This randomized, double-blinded, three-arm trial enrolled women undergoing uterine aspiration for spontaneous or induced abortion. Study participants were randomized 1:1:1 to receive auricular acupuncture, placebo, or usual care alone. Read More

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December 2018
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Interaction between MTHFR 677C>T, PON1 192Q>R and PON1 55L>M polymorphisms and its effect on non-recurrent spontaneous abortion in Mexican women.

Gene 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Fundación Pública Andaluza para la Investigación Biosanitaria de Andalucía Oriental-Alejandro Otero, Granada, Spain.

MTHFR is a key enzyme in folate metabolism. Some genetic polymorphisms code for a less efficient enzyme, increasing serum concentrations of homocysteine. This has been associated with inadequate feto-maternal circulation and increased risk of spontaneous abortion. Read More

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December 2018

Prior abortion history and pregnancy hypertensive disorders in primiparous gravidae.

Pregnancy Hypertens 2018 Oct 12;14:168-173. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China.

Objectives: To explore the relationship between prior abortion history with incidence of pregnancy hypertensive disorders (PHD), including gestational hypertension (GH) and pre-eclampsia (PE), to determine whether the secular increases in GH and PE in developed countries could be related in part to the decreased incidence of abortion.

Study Design: A single center retrospective cohort study on primiparous Chinese gravidae managed in 1997-2015 in our hospital.

Main Outcome Measures: The occurrence of PHD, GH and PE with respect to the presence or otherwise of prior abortions, with the analysis stratified for risk factors that include advanced age, high body mass index (BMI), history of medical disorders, birth before 34 weeks, and maternal hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and rubella non-immunity which have been shown to influence the occurrence of PHD in our population. Read More

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October 2018

Hysteroscopic septum resection and reproductive medicine: A SWOT analysis.

Reprod Biomed Online 2018 Dec 22;37(6):709-715. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Avda, del Talgo 68, Madrid 28023, Spain.

Hysteroscopic septum resection in women with unfavourable reproductive and clinical outcomes has become common practice worldwide to improve reproductive results. No clear evidence on the possible advantages and drawbacks of this procedure has been published. In this opinion paper, based on a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, the different aspects of this strategy are evaluated. Read More

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December 2018

Retraction notice to "Maintaining rigor in research: flaws in a recent study and a reanalysis of the relationship between state abortion laws and maternal mortality in Mexico" [Contraception 95/1 (2017) 105-111].

Contraception 2019 Jan;99(1):71

Center for Health Systems Research, National Institute of Public Health, Av. Universidad 655, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico; Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, 2301 5th Ave Suite 600, Seattle, WA, USA.

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January 2019
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Study protocol of a 4- parallel arm, superiority, community based cluster randomized controlled trial comparing paper and e-platform based interventions to improve accuracy of recall of last menstrual period (LMP) dates in rural Bangladesh.

BMC Public Health 2018 Dec 10;18(1):1359. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Maternal and Child Health Division, icddr,b, Dhaka, 1212, Bangladesh.

Background: Gestational age (GA) is a key determinant of newborn survival and long-term impairment. Accurate estimation of GA facilitates timely provision of essential interventions to improve maternal and newborn outcomes. Menstrual based dating, ultrasound based dating, and neonatal estimates are the primarily used methods for assessing GA; all of which have some strength and weaknesses that require critical consideration. Read More

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December 2018
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Does Maternal Age at Retrieval Influence the Implantation Potential of Euploid Blastocysts?

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10021.

Background: Age-related decline in reproductive potential is mainly due to the increased incidence of aneuploidy. Furthermore, two recent studies have shown that euploid embryos of older women may have a lower implantation potential compared to those of younger women, suggesting that aging might compromise embryos beyond their ploidy status. However, the inherent limitations of these studies preclude solid conclusions. Read More

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December 2018
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Application of the Andersen-Newman model of health care utilization to understand antenatal care use in Kersa District, Eastern Ethiopia.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208729. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Background: In Ethiopia, the uptake of antenatal care services has been low. Moreover, there is less frequent and late attendance of antenatal care among women who attend. Using the Anderson-Newman model of health care utilization, this study identified factors that either facilitate or impede antenatal care utilization in Kersa district, Eastern Ethiopia. Read More

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December 2018
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Chronic tubal pregnancy manifesting as a heterogeneous adnexal mass with prominent neovascularization in a woman with a negative serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin level.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital, Tajimi, Japan.

A 41-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1) underwent elective termination of pregnancy at approximately 7 weeks of gestation. At 1 month after the elective abortion, she was referred due to abnormal results in a cervical cytological examination. Transvaginal ultrasonography showed a heterogeneous mass of 16 mm in diameter in the left adnexal region. Read More

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December 2018
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Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn due to alloanti-M: three Chinese case reports and a review of the literature.

Transfusion 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Fetal Medicine Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510000, China.

Background: Alloanti-M was once regarded as not clinically significant, with a few exceptions in extremely rare cases. However, an increasing number of cases of severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN), resulting in fetal hydrops and recurrent abortion caused by alloanti-M, have been reported mainly in the Asian population.

Study Design And Methods: Three pregnant Chinese women with a history of abnormal pregnancy with hydrops fetalis were encountered. Read More

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December 2018
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Effect of sex hormone-binding globulin polymorphisms on the outcome of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer for polycystic ovary syndrome patients: A case-control study.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Gynecology, Linyi People's Hospital, Linyi, China.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), known as a common endocrine disorder among females, plagues many PCOS patients. The current study aimed to explore the correlations of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) polymorphisms with the outcome of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in PCOS patients. PCOS patients who underwent IVF-ET and patients with non-PCOS-related infertility were selected in the study. Read More

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December 2018
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Abortion by telemedicine in the European Union.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

This paper analyses an important set of legal issues raised by the telemedical provision of abortion pills. Focusing on the case of European Union (EU) law, it suggests that a properly accredited doctor seeking to treat a patient with abortion pills is entitled, in principle, to rely on EU rules of free movement to protect their access to patients in other member states, and women facing unwanted pregnancies likewise have legal rights to access the services thus offered. EU countries seeking to claim an exception to those rules on the basis of public health or the protection of a fundamental public policy interest (here, the protection of fetal life) will face significant barriers. Read More

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December 2018
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Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory potentials of Akebia saponin D.

Eur J Pharmacol 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital affiliated with Beijing Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Akebia saponin D, which is originates from Dipsacus asper Wall, has been used as a tonic, an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent for the therapy of low back pain, rheumatic arthritis, traumatic hematoma, habitual abortion and bone fractures in traditional Chinese medicine. However, the anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity and mechanism of Akebia saponin D has been rarely reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity of Akebia saponin D and to assess its possible mechanism. Read More

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November 2018
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The impact of the economic recession on inequalities in induced abortion in the main cities of Spain.

Eur J Public Health 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Dirección General de Salud Pública, Consejería de Sanidad, Madrid, Spain.

The aim of this study was to analyse the trends in socioeconomic inequalities in induced abortion during the pre-crisis and crisis periods in the postcodes of two major cities of Spain. Ecological regression model showed that rates of induced abortion tended to increase between the two pre-crisis periods, but remained stable between the second pre-crisis period and the crisis period. In addition, we observed socioeconomic inequalities in induced abortion in both cities and in all age groups, and that these inequalities persisted across the three study periods. Read More

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November 2018
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Comparison of The Therapeutic Effect of Syngeneic, Allogeneic, and Xenogeneic Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Abortion Rates in A Mouse Model.

Cell J 2019 Apr 18;21(1):92-98. Epub 2018 Nov 18.

Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. Electronic Address:

Objective: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), due to their immunomodulatory functions, are an ideal candidate for the treatment of immune-related diseases. Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy which in many cases is related to the immune system disorders. Our previous study has shown that the abortion rate was decreased following the syngeneic MSCs therapy in abortion-prone mice. Read More

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April 2019
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Missed opportunities in women's health: post-abortion care.

Lancet Glob Health 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Aga Khan University, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya and Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

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November 2018
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Health systems' capacity to provide post-abortion care: a multicountry analysis using signal functions.

Lancet Glob Health 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Guttmacher Institute, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care. Read More

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November 2018
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Natural killer, natural killer T, helper and cytotoxic T cells in the decidua from recurrent spontaneous abortion with normal and abnormal chromosome karyotypes.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Problem: Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is associated with immune imbalance at the maternal-fetal interface. Decidual immune cells and cytokines expressed at this interface regulate the response of the maternal immune system to the fetus. However, the populations and cytokine expression levels of these lymphocytes in miscarriage with normal and abnormal chromosome karyotypes remain unclear. Read More

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November 2018
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