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Pregnancy outcomes of COVID-19 positive pregnant women at the Cantonal Hospital Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jasmin Hodžić, Bedrana Muračević, Hana Štimjanin, Rasim Iriškić, Muamera Husika,

Aim To investigate clinical presentation of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy, its course during pregnancy, effects on pregnancy outcomes for both mothers and newborns as well as the potential for vertical transmission. Methods This retrospective observational study included all identifi ed COVID-19-positive pregnant women admitted to the Cantonal Hospital in Zenica ... Read more >>

Med Glas (Zenica) (Medicinski glasnik : official publication of the Medical Association of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
[2022, 19(1):]

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Oligodendrocyte pathology in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Nune Darbinian, Michael E Selzer,

The pathology of fetal alcohol syndrome and the less severe fetal alcohol spectrum disorders includes brain dysmyelination. Recent studies have shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying these white matter abnormalities. Rodent models of fetal alcohol syndrome and human studies have shown suppressed oligodendrocyte differentiation and apoptosis of oligodendrocyte precursor ... Read more >>

Neural Regen Res (Neural regeneration research)
[2022, 17(3):497-502]

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Supplementation of EPA and DHA in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Marina Ivanisevic, Marina Horvaticek, Karlo Delmis, Josip Delmis,

<h4>Background/objective</h4>Lower proportions of n-3 PUFAs have been observed in neonates born to diabetic mothers. We aimed to investigate the association between DHA and EPA supplementation during pregnancy complicated with type 1 diabetes on concentration and proportion of fatty acids in maternal and foetal blood.<h4>Subjects and methods</h4>We conducted a prospective randomized, ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):848-859]

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Muslim men's perceptions and attitudes on family planning: a qualitative study in Wajir and Lamu counties in Kenya.

Batula Abdi, Jerry Okal, Gamal Serour, Marleen Temmerman,

In patriarchal societies like Kenya, understanding men's perceptions and attitudes on family planning is critical given their decision-making roles that affect uptake of contraception. Yet, most programmes mainly target women as primary users of contraceptive methods since they bear the burden of pregnancy. However, women-focused approaches tend to overlook gender ... Read more >>

Sex Reprod Health Matters (Sexual and reproductive health matters)
[2021, 29(1):1893890]

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The high platelet counts as predictor for early foetal demise.

Xiaowen Shao, Dandan Wang, Yue Xu, Ling Guo, Hui Yang, Jieru Zhou, Jiayi Liang, Jie Qian, Jiajing Cheng, Lihua Sun, Yaozu Xiang,

<b>Objectives:</b> Early fetal demise (absence of cardiac activity in a visible fetus) is a very common event, but there are no reliable biomarkers to predict it. The purpose of the study was to assess the association of platelet parameters with early fetal demise.<b>Methods:</b> In this case-control study, we included women ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):1502-1508]

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Pregnant again? Perspectives of adolescent and young mothers who and do not experience a repeat pregnancy in adolescence.

Carolina Luttges, Ingrid Leal, Gabriela Huepe, Daniela González, Electra González, Temístocles Molina,

<b>Introduction</b>: Teen pregnancy remains a major social and public health issue in developing countries. Each additional child compromises the development of both the mother and children. Scarce studies have been performed in Latin America.<b>Purpose</b>: This study explores and analyzes individual and family factors associated with repeat pregnancies during adolescence to ... Read more >>

Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being (International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being)
[2021, 16(1):1898317]

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Acute leukemia in pregnancy: a single institutional experience with 21 cases at 10 years and a review of the literature.

Dengqin Zhu, Doudou Tang, Xiaoshan Chai, Guangsen Zhang, Yewei Wang,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Acute leukemia (AL) occurring in pregnancy is extremely rare, and its treatment is a clinical dilemma.<h4>Methods</h4>We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of our hospital from 2010 to 2019.<h4>Results</h4>Twenty-one patients were diagnosed with AL during pregnancy. Of whom, eighteen had acute myeloid leukemia, and 3 had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Six, eight ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):567-575]

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Effectiveness of multimodal nutrition interventions during pregnancy to achieve 2009 Institute of Medicine gestational weight gain guidelines: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Andrew R Beauchesne, Kelly Copeland Cara, Jiawen Chen, Qisi Yao, Laura Paige Penkert, Wenfang Yang, Mei Chung,

<h4>Background</h4>In 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a revision to its 1990 recommendations on gestational weight gain (GWG). The objective of this review is to update a previous systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition interventions in achieving recommended GWG.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted updated literature searches in MEDLINE<sup>®</sup> ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):1179-1197]

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Autoantibodies in association with subchorionic haematoma in early pregnancy.

Yang Li, Ensheng Wang, Shisi Huang, Changling Zhu, Kemei Zhang, Jiaou Zhang, Haiyan Xu, Jing Shu,

<h4>Objective</h4>To explore the possible aetiology of subchorionic haematoma (SCH), especially its association with autoantibodies.<h4>Material and methods</h4>Early pregnant women who were detected SCH through ultrasonography were identified as the study group and those without SCH at comparable ages who visited the clinic at the same period of time were compared as ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):841-847]

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Informal payments for family planning: prevalence and perspectives of women, providers, and health sector key informants in western Kenya.

Katherine Tumlinson, Laura E Britton, Caitlin R Williams, Debborah Muthoki Wambua, Dickens Otieno Onyango,

Informal payments are off-the-record financial transactions made by patients to their healthcare providers. Providers in low- and middle-income countries solicit informal payments from patients to purchase additional supplies, supplement wages, or for other reasons. Informal payments reduce equitable access to healthcare services and undermine efforts to ensure universal health coverage. ... Read more >>

Sex Reprod Health Matters (Sexual and reproductive health matters)
[2021, 29(1):1-17]

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Relationship between socio-economic characteristics of older adults' women and family planning use in Botswana.

Njoku Ola Ama, John O Olaomi,

Older adults (50 years and over) are still sexually active and therefore vulnerable to unplanned pregnancy, infection of STIs and HIV, yet there are no programmes in place to cater for their family planning needs. The objective of the study is to show how some socio-economic characteristics of older adults ... Read more >>

SAHARA J (SAHARA J : journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance)
[2021, 18(1):33-41]

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Uterine dehiscence in pregnant with previous caesarean delivery.

Zhengfeng Zhu, HeZhou Li, JunQing Zhang,

<h4>Background</h4>The main risk factor for uterine scar dehiscence is a previous caesarean section. Better characterisation of the ultrasonographic features of uterine scar dehiscence may improve preoperative diagnostic accuracy in pregnant women with a caesarean scar. This study aimed to evaluate the ultrasonographic features of uterine scar dehiscence in pregnant women ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):1265-1269]

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Applications of the High Impact Practices in Family Planning during COVID-19.

Alexandria K Mickler, Maria A Carrasco, Laura Raney, Vinit Sharma, Ados V May, Jennie Greaney,

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially strained health systems across the globe. In particular, documented disruptions to voluntary family planning and reproductive health care due to competing health priorities, service disruptions, stockouts, and lockdowns are significantly impacting reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. As governments and family planning programmes grapple with ... Read more >>

Sex Reprod Health Matters (Sexual and reproductive health matters)
[2021, 29(1):1881210]

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MicroRNA-26b-5p suppresses the proliferation of tongue squamous cell carcinoma via targeting proline rich 11 (PRR11).

Liang Yi, Ying Liu, Anji Xu, Sha Li, Hailin Zhang, Mingjing Peng, Zan Li, Huayi Ren, Jie Dai, Chenhui Luo, Yazhou Xiao, Xiao Zhou, Ying Long,

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been proved to be involved in many biological processes during tumorigenesis and progression, including cell proliferation and cell cycle progression. However, the potential role of miR-26b-5p in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) remains unclear. In the present study, we demonstrated that miR-26b-5p was decreased in TSCC tissues ... Read more >>

Bioengineered (Bioengineered)
[2021, 12(1):5830-5838]

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Indigenous women's reproductive health in the Arctic zone of Western Siberia: challenges and solutions.

Elena Bogdanova, Sergei Andronov, Andrey Lobanov, Ruslan Kochkin, Andrei Popov, Ildiko Asztalos Morell, JonØyvind Odland,

In the Russian Arctic, alarming trends (shortage of nomadic Indigenous women, high reproductive loss, child mortality rates) indicate long-term changes towards demographic decline. This study aimed at comparing some indicators of the reproductive health (childbirth rates, number of pregnancies, pregnancy loss) of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in the exploration of ... Read more >>

Int J Circumpolar Health (International journal of circumpolar health)
[2021, 80(1):1855913]

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Neonatal outcomes and congenital anomalies in pregnancies affected by hypothyroidism.

Zareen Kiran, Aisha Sheikh, Khadija Nuzhat Humayun, Najmul Islam,

<h4>Background</h4>Maternal hypothyroidism has been reported to have concerns over neonatal outcomes, not only in the context of neurocognitive development but also in the short term as birth weight and neonatal jaundice.<h4>Patients and methods</h4>We conducted a cross-sectional retrospective study on 638 cases who delivered live births in the Aga Khan University ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):1560-1568]

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Understanding empowerment for a healthy dietary intake during pregnancy.

Sabina Super, Annemarie Wagemakers,

<b>Purpose</b>: In order for health professionals to encourage pregnant women with a low socioeconomic status (SES) to move towards empowerment for a healthy dietary intake, crucial steps are to understand the perspectives of pregnant women of food and eating and to identify opportunities for empowerment. This study aimed to examine ... Read more >>

Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being (International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being)
[2021, 16(1):1857550]

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Maternal and infant antiretroviral therapy adherence among women living with HIV in rural South Africa: a cluster randomised trial of the role of male partner participation on adherence and PMTCT uptake.

Deborah L Jones, Violeta J Rodriguez, Manasi Soni Parrish, Tae Kyoung Lee, Stephen M Weiss, Shandir Ramlagan, Karl Peltzer,

'Mother-to-child transmission of HIV' can occur during the period of pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. 'Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV' (PMTCT) in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, is especially vital as the prevalence of HIV is 28.2% in women aged 15-49. PMTCT interventions resulted in a drop of MTCT rates in ... Read more >>

SAHARA J (SAHARA J : journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance)
[2021, 18(1):17-25]

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Laboratory characteristics analysis of the efficacy of levothyroxine on subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy: a single-center retrospective study.

Luyang Han, Yan Ma, Zhaoxia Liang, Danqing Chen,

To reassess the efficacy of levothyroxine on subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH, 4.0 mIU/L ≤ TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) <10 mIU/L with normal free T4) during pregnancy. 165 levothyroxine-treated pregnant women experiencing SCH were screened. And controls were randomly selected using euthyroidism (EU) women, matched by age, gravidity, and parity in the EU group ... Read more >>

Bioengineered (Bioengineered)
[2021, 12(1):4183-4190]

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Maternal CMV seroprevalence rate in early gestation and congenital cytomegalovirus infection in a Chinese population.

Yue Huang, Tingdong Li, Huan Yu, Jiabao Tang, Qiaoqiao Song, Xiaoyi Guo, Han Wang, Caihong Li, Jiangding Wang, Caihong Liang, Xingmei Yao, Lingxian Qiu, Chunlan Zhuang, Zhaofeng Bi, Yingying Su, Ting Wu, Shengxiang Ge, Jun Zhang,

Background Congenital human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection remains largely unrecognized and underemphasized in medical practice. This study aimed to describe the maternal CMV seroprevalence rate in early gestation and congenital CMV infection in a Chinese population. Methods This prospective cohort study was conducted in three hospitals in China from 2015 through ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2021, 10(1):1824-1831]

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Impact of nutrients and Mediterranean diet on the occurrence of gestational diabetes.

Faten Mahjoub, Houda Ben Jemaa, Fatma Ben Sabeh, Nadia Ben Amor, Amel Gamoudi, Henda Jamoussi,

<b>Background</b>: The Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is a dietary pattern effective in terms of prevention of many diseases such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Recently, many studies have paid attention to nutritional factors during pregnancy as a modifiable contributor to GDM risk.<b>Objective</b>: to investigate associations of nutrients intakes and MedDiet pattern ... Read more >>

Libyan J Med (The Libyan journal of medicine)
[2021, 16(1):1930346]

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Mildly elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone is associated with endothelial dysfunction and severe preeclampsia among pregnant women with insufficient iodine intake in Eastern Cape province, South Africa.

Charles Bitamazire Businge, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Andre Pascal Kengne,

<h4>Background</h4>Preeclampsia and hypothyroidism are associated with endothelial dysfunction. Iodine deficiency is a risk factor for subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy. However, there is a paucity of data on the relationship between iodine nutrition state in pregnancy, the degree of endothelial dysfunction, and the risk of preeclampsia.<h4>Methods</h4>Ninety-five normotensive pregnant women, 50 women ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):1083-1089]

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Values and preferences of contraceptive methods: a mixed-methods study among sex workers from diverse settings.

Euphemia Sibanda, Ania Shapiro, Bradley Mathers, Annette Verster, Rachel Baggaley, Mary E Gaffield, Virginia Macdonald,

There is limited information on contraceptive values and preferences of sex workers. We conducted a mixed-method study to explore contraceptive values and preferences among sex workers. We conducted an online survey with individuals from 38 countries (<i>n</i> = 239), 6 focus group discussions (FGD, <i>n</i> = 68) in Zimbabwe, and 12 in-depth phone interviews ... Read more >>

Sex Reprod Health Matters (Sexual and reproductive health matters)
[2021, 29(1):1913787]

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May mepolizumab used in asthma correct subfertility?

Guzin Ozden, Pelin Pınar Deniz,

<h4>İntroduction</h4>Asthma is one of the most common chronic airway disease among reproductive period of women. Chronic inflammation in asthma, eosinophilia, high steroid treatment and uncontrolled asthma may cause infertility by affecting the reproductive organs, menstrual cycle and quality of life. Some patients with severe asthma have frequent exacerbations associated with ... Read more >>

Ann Med (Annals of medicine)
[2021, 53(1):456-458]

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Giving voice to the end-user: input on multipurpose prevention technologies from the perspectives of young women in Kenya and South Africa.

Alexandra M Minnis, Emily Krogstad, Mary Kate Shapley-Quinn, Kawango Agot, Khatija Ahmed, L Danielle Wagner, Ariane van der Straten, ,

<b>ABSTRACT</b>Unintended pregnancy and unmet need for modern contraception contribute substantially to reproductive health disparities globally. In sub-Saharan Africa they occur in contexts of disproportionately high rates of HIV infection. Multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) can address HIV and pregnancy prevention needs in a single "2-in-1" product; however, few studies have solicited ... Read more >>

Sex Reprod Health Matters (Sexual and reproductive health matters)
[2021, 29(1):1927477]

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