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Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes: Outcomes with Expectant Management until 34 versus 35 Weeks.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.

Objective:  To evaluate outcomes with expectant management of preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) until 35 weeks versus immediate delivery at ≥34 weeks.

Study Design:  This was a multicenter retrospective cohort study of singletons with preterm PROM at >20 weeks from 2011 through 2017. Groups were defined as expectant management until 35 weeks versus immediate delivery at ≥34 weeks. Read More

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December 2018

Intentional early delivery versus expectant management for preterm premature rupture of membranes at 28-32 weeks' gestation: A multicentre randomized controlled trial (MICADO STUDY).

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2018 Dec 5;233:30-37. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France.

Objectives: Preterm premature rupture of fetal membranes (PPROM) exposes the fetus to preterm birth, and optimal timing for delivery is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare intentional early delivery ("active management") with expectant management in very preterm birth (28-32 weeks).

Study Design: We conducted a prospective randomized controlled trial with intent-to-treat analysis, at 19 tertiary-care hospitals in France and 1 in Geneva, Switzerland. Read More

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December 2018

Design of a randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of a reproductive health survivorship care plan in young breast cancer survivors.

Contemp Clin Trials 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego, 3855 Health Sciences Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093-090, USA; Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Diego, 9300 Campus Pointe Drive, MC 7433, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Young breast cancer survivors (YBCS) have unmet needs for managing hot flashes, fertility-related concerns, sexual health and contraception.

Purpose: Describe the design and participant characteristics of a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of the survivorship care plan on reproductive health (SCP-R) intervention on improving hot flashes, fertility-related concerns, sexual health, and contraception in YBCS.

Methods: SCP-R is a web-based intervention with text message support encompassing evidence- based practices on four reproductive health issues. Read More

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December 2018

Perineal prevention and protection in obstetrics: CNGOF Clinical Practice Guidelines.

J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Obs/Gyn, Epidemiologist. INSERM CIC1402, Université de Poitiers, CHU de Poitiers, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: The objective of these clinical practice guidelines was to analyse all of the interventions during pregnancy and childbirth that might prevent obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) and postnatal pelvic floor symptoms.

Material And Methods: These guidelines were developed in accordance with the methods prescribed by the French Health Authority (HAS).

Results: A prenatal clinical examination of the perineum is recommended for women with a history of Crohn's disease, OASIS, genital mutilation, or perianal lesions (professional consensus). Read More

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December 2018

Operative hysteroscopy for retained products of conception: Efficacy and subsequent fertility.

J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

AP-HP, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Bicêtre, GHU Sud, F-94276, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France; INSERM, U1018, Centre of research in Epidemiology and population health (CESP), F-94276, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France; Faculty of medicine, University Paris Saclay, F-94276, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France.

Retained product of conception complicates nearly 1% of pregnancies and can lead to synechiae and compromise ulterior fertility. The aim of this study is to evaluate efficiency of operative hysteroscopy in management of retained products of conception (RPOC). Secondary objectives are assessments of intra-uterine adhesions rate and later fertility. Read More

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December 2018

Author's reply.

Authors:
Nicola Pluchino

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

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December 2018

Regarding Manuscript: spontaneous cornual pregnancy after homolateral salpingectomy for an earlier tubal pregnancy: a case report and literature review.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology №1, Marat Ospanov, West Kazakhstan State Medical University (WKSMU), Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Electronic address:

Spontaneous; Cornual; Pregnancy; Salpingectomy; Tubal. Read More

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December 2018

Laparoscopic Management of Cesarean Scar Pregnancy.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Teine Keijinkai Hospital, Sapporo City, Hokkaido 006-0811, Japan (all authors).

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December 2018

Prepared for the Unexpected: Accessory Ovaries with Abernethy Malformation.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Surgery.

Supernumerary and accessory ovaries are collectively coined ectopic ovaries. These are rarely encountered by the benign gynecologist, and are often discovered incidentally during evaluation for other gynecologic, gastrointestinal or urologic pathologies. We report the presentation of a patient with multiple accessory ovaries in addition to a rare congenital anomaly of the splanchnic vasculature called an Abernethy malformation. Read More

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December 2018

A potential regulatory network among WDR86-AS1, miR-10b-3p, and LITAF is possibly involved in preeclampsia pathogenesis.

Cell Signal 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410013, PR China.

Preeclampsia (PE), a pregnancy-specific disorder, is a leading cause of perinatal maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. Impaired migration and invasion of trophoblastic cells and an imbalanced systemic maternal inflammatory response have been proposed as possible causes of pathogenesis of PE. Comparative analysis of PE-affected placentas and healthy placentas has uncovered differentially expressed long noncoding RNAs, microRNAs, and mRNAs. Read More

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December 2018

Epinecidin-1: A marine fish antimicrobial peptide with therapeutic potential against Trichomonas vaginalis infection in mice.

Peptides 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department and Graduate Institute of Aquaculture, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Trichomoniasis is caused by infection with the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, and prolonged persistence may lead to serious ill effects in patients. Thus, the development of new therapeutic strategies to combat drug-resistant T. vaginalis would be clinically beneficial. Read More

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December 2018
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Association Between Prophylactic Low Molecular Weight Heparin Use in Pregnancy and Macrosomia: Analysis of the Ottawa and Kingston Birth Cohort.

J Thromb Haemost 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

OMNI Research Group, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada.

Background: Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), an anticoagulant, is the recommended drug for thromboprophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy. During pregnancy, LMWH is routinely prescribed to mothers with an increased risk of VTE or with a history of thrombosis. Although clinical reports of larger offspring born to women administered LMWH have been noted, no studies to date have evaluated or associated the use of LMWH and large for gestational age (LGA) infants. Read More

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December 2018

A molecular approach combined with American Thyroid Association classification better stratifies recurrence risk of classic histology papillary thyroid cancer.

Cancer Med 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

Background: Prognosis among patients with differentiated thyroid cancer is widely variable. Better understanding of biologic subtypes is necessary to stratify patients and improve outcomes.

Methods: In patients diagnosed with classic histology papillary thyroid cancer treated from 1973 to 2009, BRAF V600E mutation status was determined on surgical tumor specimens by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Read More

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December 2018

The role of lncRNAs in signaling pathway implicated in CC.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China.

Cervical cancer (CC) is the second most common malignancy in females. Owing to poor diagnosis, resistance to the systemic therapies, and high recurrence rate, patients with CC have a relatively poor prognosis. The role of a signaling pathway in CC has always been the focus among worldwide researchers. Read More

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December 2018

Downregulation of long noncoding RNA DGCR5 contributes to the proliferation, migration, and invasion of cervical cancer by activating Wnt signaling pathway.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Pathology, Huai'an Maternal and Child Health Care Center of Jiangsu Province Affiliated Hospital of Yangzhou University, Huai'an, China.

Accumulating research works have reported that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in various cancers, including cervical cancer. LncRNA DGCR5 has been identified in many cancers. However, the biological role of DGCR5 in cervical cancer remains barely known. Read More

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December 2018

Pulmonary Hypertension During Pregnancy in New York State, 2003-2014.

Matern Child Health J 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 622 West 168th Street, PH5-505, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

Objectives This study examined the prevalence and temporal trends in (a) pulmonary hypertension (PH) during pregnancy and (b) mortality and morbidity during pregnancy with and without PH. Methods This was a retrospective observational study of the 2003-2014 New York State Inpatient Database. PH was categorized as primary or secondary and pregnancy as loss or termination of pregnancy, preterm birth, or term birth. Read More

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December 2018

Inappropriate left ventricular mass after preeclampsia: another piece of the puzzle Inappropriate LVM and PE.

Hypertens Res 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Excessive left ventricular (LV) mass (LVM) increase results in inefficient LV work with high energy waste and a negative prognostic effect. We aimed to investigate the presence of inappropriate LVM and to calculate the myocardial mechanoenergetic efficiency index (MEEi) in asymptomatic women with a history of early-onset (EO) or late-onset (LO) pre-eclampsia (PE). Among all women diagnosed with PE in the years 2009-2013, after applying inclusion/exclusion criteria and cost-effectiveness analysis, we randomly selected thirty women who experienced EO-PE, thirty with a previous LO-PE and thirty healthy controls to undergo echocardiography from 6 months to 4 years after delivery. Read More

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December 2018

A population-based study of cystic white matter injury on ultrasound in very preterm infants born over two decades in Nova Scotia, Canada.

J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Radiology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Objective: To identify the temporal trends, risk factors and outcomes of cystic white matter injury (WMI) detected by ultrasound in a population-based cohort of very preterm infants (VPI) with a minimal risk of selection bias.

Study Design: All live-born VPIs between 22 and < 31 weeks gestational age born in Nova Scotia, Canada from 1993 to 2013.

Results: Cystic WMI was identified in 87 (7%) out of 1184 eligible infants. Read More

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December 2018

Injury factors alter miRNAs profiles of exosomes derived from islets and circulation.

Aging (Albany NY) 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029, China.

Islets damage is a major abnormality underling diabetes. Recent studies suggested the value of exosomes in diagnosis. This study aimed to investigate the impact of injury factors on the miRNA profiles of islet exosomes and determine whether circulating exosomal miRNAs is suitable as biomarkers of islets damage. Read More

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December 2018

Prognostic value of Modified Early Warning Score generated in a Chinese emergency department: a prospective cohort study.

BMJ Open 2018 Dec 14;8(12):e024120. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Research Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Objectives: This study aimed to validate the performance of the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) in a Chinese emergency department and to determine the best cut-off value for in-hospital mortality prediction.

Design: A prospective, single-centred observational cohort study.

Setting: This study was conducted at a tertiary hospital in South China. Read More

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December 2018

Sexual identity and mental health in young people: an opportunity to reduce health inequity.

Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3052, Australia; Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Women's Hospital and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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December 2018

Age-specific HPV prevalence among 116,052 women in Australia's renewed cervical screening program: A new tool for monitoring vaccine impact.

Vaccine 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

VCS Pathology, VCS Foundation, 265 Faraday Street, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia. Electronic address:

Australia's transition to primary human papillomavirus (HPV) based cervical screening, has for the first time, provided a passive mechanism for monitoring the impact of vaccination on infection prevalence among women attending screening. We assessed oncogenic HPV prevalence by single year of age in the first 7  months of the program, using data collected from a large screening laboratory in Victoria, Australia, which is routinely screening using cobas 4800, cobas 6800 and Seegene assays. Among 116,052 primary screening samples from women aged 25-74, 9. Read More

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December 2018

Two Cases of Hypercalcemia in Pediatric Ovarian Dysgerminoma.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

Objective: To discuss the finding of hypercalcemia in pediatric ovarian dysgerminoma.

Methods: Two cases of pediatric ovarian dysgerminoma that presented with hypercalcemia are discussed.

Results: Hypercalcemia is a rare finding in ovarian dysgerminoma. Read More

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December 2018

Corrigendum to "Protective effects and mechanisms investigation of Kuntai capsule on the ovarian function of a novel model with accelerated aging ovaries" [J. Ethnopharmacol. 195 (2017) 173-181].

J Ethnopharmacol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, PR China. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Pancreatic carcinoma underlying a complex presentation in late pregnancy: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Dec 15;12(1):369. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre, Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Australia.

Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus is strongly related to the risk of pancreatic cancer in pregnant women, but gestational diabetes can precede a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by many years. Women with a history of gestational diabetes showed a relative risk of pancreatic cancer of 7.1. Read More

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December 2018

Experimental Endometriosis: Review of the Literature Through a Century and the Iranian Experience.

Arch Iran Med 2018 Nov 1;21(11):536-543. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

Although endometriosis is not a newly discovered disease, it has still remained enigmatic. Understanding the pathophysiology of this disease is still one of the challenges of gynecology and reproductive medicine. Therefore, the subject of endometriosis treatment faces many questions to be answered. Read More

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November 2018

Frailty as the Future Core Business of Public Health: Report of the Activities of the A3 Action Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 Dec 13;15(12). Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", 00133 Rome, Italy.

The prevalence of frailty at population-level is expected to increase in Europe, changing the focus of Public Health. Here, we report on the activities of the A3 Action Group, focusing on managing frailty and supporting healthy ageing at community level. A three-phased search strategy was used to select papers published between January 2016 and May 2018. Read More

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December 2018

Supercritical Fluid Extract Exhibits Necroptotic Effects and Anti-Metastatic Activity on Lung Cancer Cells.

Molecules 2018 Dec 13;23(12). Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Nutrition, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 82445, Taiwan.

(BS) has long been used as an analgesic, wound-healing and anti-inflammatory medicinal plant. The aqueous extract of its bark has been demonstrated to have anti-cancer activity. This study investigated the anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic effects of BS supercritical fluid extract (BSE) on the A549 and H661 lung cancer cell lines. Read More

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December 2018

Effects of EIF3B gene downregulation on apoptosis and proliferation of human ovarian cancer SKOV3 and HO-8910 cells.

Biomed Pharmacother 2019 Jan 5;109:831-837. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China. Electronic address:

In order to investigate the role of EIF3B (eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3B, EIF3B) gene in the proliferation and apoptosis of ovarian cancer cells, a lentiviral vector system and shEIF3B lentiviral vector were constructed to transfect human ovarian cancer cells. SKOV3 and HO-8910 cells were used in this experiment. The cell growth was detected by Celigo cell counting assay, the apoptosis rate was measured by flow cytometry and the cell proliferation ability of lentivirus transfected cells was tested by MTT assay and clone formation assay. Read More

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January 2019
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Expression profile of maternal circulating microRNAs as non-invasive biomarkers for prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects.

Biomed Pharmacother 2019 Jan 5;109:823-830. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Key Laboratory of Health Ministry for Congenital Malformation, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The discovery of cell free fetal microRNAs (miRNAs) in maternal circulation has opened up novel probabilities for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. This study aims to investigate circulating miRNAs as potential biomarkers in the serum of pregnant women with congenital heart defect (CHD) fetuses.

Method: A total of 110 pregnant women including 50 CHD cases and 60 healthy controls were included in this study. Read More

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January 2019

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

Obstetricians' and Gynecologists' Opinion on Surrogacy in Japan: The Successful Use of Human In Vitro Fertilization in 1983.

Authors:
Minobu Sadaoka

Nihon Ishigaku Zasshi 2016 Sep;62(3):241-252

This study confirmed opinions on surrogacy conducted by obstetricians who were affiliated with a university in the 1980s, based on the clue that a child was born using human in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1983. This research also examined the question of why Japanese obstetricians limited the target population for IVF to legally married couples and excluded women (wives) who had undergone total hysterectomies. The women's movement has criticized the gender discrimination that occurred in IVF. Read More

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September 2016

Diagnostic leukapheresis for CTC analysis in breast cancer patients: CTC frequency, clinical experiences and recommendations for standardized reporting.

Cytometry A 2018 Dec;93(12):1213-1219

Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine, General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital and Medical Faculty, University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Diagnostic leukapheresis (DLA) is based on continuous centrifugation that collects mononuclear cells from peripheral blood with a density of 1.055-1.08 g/ml. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of Antenatal Depression with Clinical Subtypes of Preterm Birth.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Objective:  To estimate the association between antenatal depression and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) relative to medically indicated preterm birth (MPTB).

Study Design:  This was a secondary analysis of a nested case-control study of preterm birth (PTB). The exposure was a clinical diagnosis of antenatal depression. Read More

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December 2018
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Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risk in Women in the First Year Postpartum: Allostatic Load as a Function of Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty Status.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Internal Medicine, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.

Objective:  Allostatic load (AL) represents multisystem physiological "wear-and-tear" reflecting emerging chronic disease risk. We assessed AL during the first year postpartum in a diverse community sample with known health disparities.

Methods:  The Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development Community Child Health Network enrolled 2,448 predominantly low-income African-American, Latina, and White women immediately after delivery of liveborn infants at ≥20 weeks' gestation, following them over time with interviews, clinical measures, and biomarkers. Read More

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December 2018

Associations between Maternal Exposure to Bisphenol A or Triclosan and Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: The MIREC Study.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Research Center, CHU Sainte-Justine, Mother and Child University Hospital Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Background:  Little is known about the association between bisphenol A (BPA) or triclosan (TCS) exposure and hypertension in pregnancy.

Objective:  To investigate potential associations between maternal urinary concentrations of BPA or TCS and gestational hypertension (GH) and preeclampsia.

Study Design:  Among 1,909 pregnant women participating in the maternal-infant research on environmental chemicals (MIREC) study, urinary concentrations of BPA and TCS were measured in the first trimester by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry using isotope dilution. Read More

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December 2018
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Accuracy of Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Cardiac MalformationsAcurácia do diagnóstico pré-natal de cardiopatias congênitas.

Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Postgraduate Program and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Objective:  To evaluate the accuracy of the diagnosis of fetal heart diseases obtained through ultrasound examinations performed during the prenatal period compared with the postnatal evaluation.

Methods:  A retrospective cohort study with 96 pregnant women who were attended at the Echocardiography Service and whose deliveries occurred at the Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Risk factor assessment plus sensitivity and specificity analysis were used, comparing the accuracy of the screening for congenital heart disease by means of obstetrical ultrasound and morphological evaluation and fetal echocardiography, considering  < 0. Read More

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December 2018

Menthol cigarettes, tobacco dependence, and smoking persistence: The need to examine enhanced cognitive functioning as a neuropsychological mechanism.

Nicotine Tob Res 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Introduction: Despite the overall decline in the prevalence of cigarette use in the United States, menthol cigarette use among smokers is rising, and evidence shows that it may lead to more detrimental effects on public health than regular cigarette use. One of the mechanisms by which nicotine sustains tobacco use and dependence is due to its cognitive enhancing properties, and basic science literature suggests that menthol may also enhance nicotine's acute effect on cognition.

Aims And Methods: The purpose of this review is to suggest that the cognitive enhancing effects of menthol may be a potentially important neuropsychological mechanism that has yet to be examined. Read More

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December 2018

Calreticulin regulates syncytialization through control of the synthesis and transportation of E-cadherin in BeWo cells.

Endocrinology 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wakayama Medical University.

During placental development, mononuclear cytotrophoblasts differentiate and fuse to syncytiotrophoblasts (STB) to form syncytia, which secrete human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Decreased maternal perfusion of the placenta, which leads to placental dysfunction, induces changes in trophoblast syncytialization. Our previous study showed that calreticulin (CRT), a Ca2+-binding molecular chaperone found in the endoplasmic reticulum, is expressed in the human placenta and is involved in regulating extravillous trophoblast invasion, although its role in villous trophoblasts remains unclear. Read More

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December 2018

New Year's Resolutions-New Year Reviewers-New Year of Review.

Endocrinology 2019 Jan;160(1):36-37

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

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January 2019

Predicting peripartum blood transfusion in women undergoing cesarean delivery: A risk prediction model.

PLoS One 2018 14;13(12):e0208417. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States of America.

Objective: There has been an appreciable rise in postpartum hemorrhage requiring blood transfusions in the United States. Our objective is to better define patients at greatest risk for peripartum transfusion at the time of cesarean in order to identify cases for early intervention and monitoring.

Methods: Our study is a secondary analysis of a retrospective cohort study. Read More

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December 2018

Expressions of homeobox, collagen and estrogen genes in women with uterine prolapse.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2018 Nov 29;233:26-29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Ankara University, School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Genetic contribution is thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). We aimed to study the gene expression profiles of the genes HomeoboxA11 (HOXA11), HomeoboxA13 (HOXA13), Collagen Type I (COL1A), Collagen Type III (COL3A), estrogen receptor genes (ESR1 and ESR2) of round (RL) and uterosacral ligaments (USL) in postmenopausal women with uterine prolapse.

Study Design: Gene expressions of 32 postmenopausal women with prolapse were analysed according to gene expressions of 8 postmenopausal women without prolapse. Read More

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November 2018

FTY720 inhibits the activation of pancreatic stellate cells by promoting apoptosis and suppressing autophagy via the AMPK/mTOR pathway.

Life Sci 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Institute of Acute Abdominal Diseases of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Tianjin Nankai Hospital, Tianjin 300100, China; Nankai Clinical College, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300107, China. Electronic address:

Aims: Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play a critical role in the development of pancreatic fibrosis. Any agents that can affect PSC activation could become potential candidates for treating pancreatic fibrosis. FTY720 can attenuate chronic pancreatic fibrosis by suppressing T-cell infiltration, but its effect on PSCs remains unknown. Read More

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December 2018

Vaginal dysbiosis, and the risk of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Objective: The vaginal microbiota proposedly influence the association between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Our aim was to assess if vaginal dysbiosis affects human papilloma virus acquistion, persistence, and progression to related cervical pre-malignancy.

Data Soruces: MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science (inception until June 2018). Read More

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December 2018
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Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

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December 2018
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Significance of Obstetrical History with Future Cardiovascular Disease Risk.

Am J Med 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612.

The maternal cardiovascular system undergoes profound changes to support the increasing demands of fetal growth during pregnancy. An accumulating body of evidence has shown that common pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia, low birth weight, and preterm delivery, can be associated with future cardiovascular adverse events in mothers. Factors such as glucose metabolism, hyperlipidemia, inflammatory markers, large and small vessel stiffness/functionality have been linked with these pregnancy conditions. Read More

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December 2018
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Optimal time of delivery to reduce the risk of infant mortality in small and normally grown fetuses: A national cohort study in Korea.

PLoS One 2018 14;13(12):e0209308. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Purpose: To examine the competing risks of stillbirth versus infant death and to evaluate the optimal time of delivery in the population of small for gestational age (SGA) and non-SGA late preterm and term fetuses.

Methods: This was a retrospective national cohort study of all singleton births between 34 0/7 and 42 6/7 weeks of gestation using the Korean vital statistics (n = 2,106,159). We compared the risk of infant mortality with a composite of fetal-infant mortality risk that would occur after expectant management for one additional week and evaluated the optimal time of delivery, in SGA and non-SGA pregnancies. Read More

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December 2018

Guidelines to Aid in the Distinction of Endometrial and Endocervical Carcinomas, and the Distinction of Independent Primary Carcinomas of the Endometrium and Adnexa From Metastatic Spread Between These and Other Sites.

Int J Gynecol Pathol 2019 Jan;38 Suppl 1:S75-S92

Department of Histopathology, King Edward Memorial Hospital and School for Women's and Infants' Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (C.J.R.S.) Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital (C.P.C.) Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (E.O.), Boston, Massachusetts Department of Pathology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (W.G.M.) Department of Pathology, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (K.J.P.) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (J.K.R.) Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (A.M.) Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (V.P.) Pathological Oncology Group and Pathology Department, Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Lleida, Spain (X.M.-G.) Departments of Pathology and Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (B.M.R.).

In most cases of suspected endometrial neoplasia tumor origin can be correctly assigned according to a combination of clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features, even when the latter are based upon the examination of relatively small biopsy samples. However there are well-recognized exceptions to this rule which continue to create diagnostic difficulty, and sometimes difficulties persist even after the detailed examination of resection specimens. Among the most common problems encountered in practice are the distinction of primary endometrial and primary endocervical adenocarcinomas, and the determination of tumor origin when there is synchronous, multifocal involvement of gynecologic tract sites, for example the endometrium and the ovary. Read More

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Endometrial Carcinoma Diagnosis: Use of FIGO Grading and Genomic Subcategories in Clinical Practice: Recommendations of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists.

Int J Gynecol Pathol 2019 Jan;38 Suppl 1:S64-S74

Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (R.A.S, K.J.P.) Department of Pathology, Stony Brook Hospital, SUNY, Stony Brook (C.T.), New York Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (A.M.) Pathology Department, University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova and University Hospital of Bellvitge, Biomedical Research Institute, and Bellvitge Biomedical Institute, University of Lleida, CIBERONC, Spain (X.M.-G.) Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (E.O.) Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut (V.P.) Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet and Department of Pathology and Cytology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (J.C.) Department of Pathology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK (W.G.M.) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (C.B.G.).

In this review, we sought to address 2 important issues in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma: how to grade endometrial endometrioid carcinomas and how to incorporate the 4 genomic subcategories of endometrial carcinoma, as identified through The Cancer Genome Atlas, into clinical practice. The current International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics grading scheme provides prognostic information that can be used to guide the extent of surgery and use of adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy. We recommend moving toward a binary scheme to grade endometrial endometrioid carcinomas by considering International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics defined grades 1 and 2 tumors as "low grade" and grade 3 tumors as "high grade. Read More

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January 2019

High-grade Endometrial Carcinomas: Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Features, Diagnostic Challenges and Recommendations.

Int J Gynecol Pathol 2019 Jan;38 Suppl 1:S40-S63

Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (R.M., R.A.S.) New York University Medical Center and School of Medicine, Tisch Hospital (K.M.), New York Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook (C.T.), New York Department of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital, Norwegian Radium Hospital; Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (B.D.) Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego, San Diego (O.F.) Department of Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (J.K.L.R.), California Department of Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (J.A.C.) Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (C.P.C.) Department of Pathology, Massachussetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (E.O.), Boston, Massachussetts Department of Pathology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (C.B.G., J.A.I.) Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Medical Genetics, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria (J.A.I.), BC, Canada Department of Pathology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (A.M.) Department of Pathology, Hospital University Arnau de Vilanova; and Department of Pathology, Hospital University de Bellvitge, IRBLLEIDA, IDIBELL, University of Lleida, CIBERONC, Barcelona, Spain (X.M.-G.) Department of Pathology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, UK (W.G.M.) Department of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Publich Health, New Haven, Connecticut (V.P.) Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (P.N.S.) Department of Pathology, KEMH and School for Women's and Infants' Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia (C.J.R.S.).

This review of challenging diagnostic issues concerning high-grade endometrial carcinomas is derived from the authors' review of the literature followed by discussions at the Endometrial Cancer Workshop sponsored by the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists in 2016. Recommendations presented are evidence-based, insofar as this is possible, given that the levels of evidence are weak or moderate due to small sample sizes and nonuniform diagnostic criteria used in many studies. High-grade endometrioid carcinomas include FIGO grade 3 endometrioid carcinomas, serous carcinomas, clear cell carcinomas, undifferentiated carcinomas, and carcinosarcomas. Read More

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