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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 210: 111854, 2021 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33422839

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the prospective correlation between serum metals before 24 weeks' gestation and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or glucose in the late second trimester among southern Chinese pregnant women. METHODS: A total of 8169 pregnant women were included in our retrospective cohort study. Logistic regression was used to investigate the relationships between metals (Manganese [Mn], copper [Cu], lead [Pb], calcium [Ca], zinc [Zn], magnesium [Mg]) and GDM. Quantile regression was performed to detect the shifts and associations with metals and three time-points glucose distribution of oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) focused on the 10th, 50th, and 90th percentiles. Weighted quantile sum (WQS) regression was used to explore the relationship of metal mixtures and GDM as well as glucose. RESULTS: Maternal serum concentrations of metals were assessed at mean 16.55 ± 2.92 weeks' gestation. Women with under weight might have 25% decreased risk of GDM for every 50% increase in Cu concentration within the safe limits. A 50% increase in Mn and Zn levels was related to a 0.051 µmol/L (95% CI: 0.033-0.070) and 0.059 µmol/L (95% CI: 0.040-0.079) increase in mean fasting plasma glucose of OGTT (OGTT0), respectively. The magnitude of association with Mn was smaller at the upper tail of OGTT0 distribution, while the magnitude of correlation with Zn was greater at the upper tail. However, there was a 0.012 mmol/L (95% CI: -0.017 to -0.008), 0.028 mmol/L (95% CI: -0.049 to -0.007), and 0.036 mmol/L (95% CI: -0.057 to -0.016) decrease in mean OGTT0 levels for every 50% increase in Pb, Ca, and Mg, respectively. The negative association of Pb, Ca, and Mg was greater at the lower tail of OGTT0 distribution. No significant relationship was observed in Cu and mean OGTT0 level (-0.010 mmol/L, 95% CI: -0.021 to 0.001), however, it showed a protective effect at the upper tail (-0.034 mmol/L, 95% CI: -0.049 to -0.017). No obvious correlation was found between metals and postprandial glucose levels (OGTT1 and OGTT2 from OGTT). The WQS index was significantly related to OGTT0 (P < 0.001). The contribution of Mn (80.19%) to metal mixture index was the highest related to OGTT0, followed by Cu (19.81%). CONCLUSIONS: Higher Mn and Zn but lower Pb, Ca, and Mg concentrations within a certain range before 24 weeks' gestation might prospectively impair fasting plasma glucose during pregnancy; a greater focus is required on Mn. It could provide early markers of metal for predicting later glucose and suggest implement intervention for pregnant women.


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Glicemia/análise , Diabetes Gestacional/sangue , Metais/sangue , Adulto , Monitoramento Biológico , Biomarcadores/sangue , China/epidemiologia , Diabetes Gestacional/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez
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Risk Manag Healthc Policy ; 13: 2645-2654, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33239926

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Background: Determination of the risk factors associated with prolonged nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) helps to develop prevention strategies. However, there is a lack of studies regarding risk factors of prolonged NVP. Thus, the potential risk factors of prolonged moderate and severe NVP were examined. Methods: This is a retrospective study among pregnant women in South of China. The Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis (PUQE) scale was used to evaluate NVP. Onset before 12 weeks and persistence after 20 weeks of gestation were defined as prolonged NVP. Data on NVP and other variables were collected by standard questionnaires and medical records. Results: A finally sample of 1739 participants were analyzed. The incidence of prolonged moderate and severe NVP was 42.1% and 1.1%, respectively. Among those with NVP, the increased risk of prolonged moderate NVP was associated with lower gestational age (OR = 0.95 per SD increase, 95% CI=0.93-0.97), being a housewife (OR = 1.30, 95% CI=1.02-1.65), pre-pregnant longer sedentary time (OR = 2.02, 95% CI=1.16-1.83), pre-pregnant lower exercise frequency (OR = 1.84, 95% CI=1.20-2.82), and history of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases (OR = 2.21, 95% CI=1.61-3.03). Persons who were a housewife (OR = 6.39, 95% CI=1.90-21.47), with pre-pregnant high frequent (always) cold drinking (OR=11.12, 95% CI=1.24-100.73), and had a history of GI diseases (OR=10.10, 95% CI=2.63-38.86) were more likely to experience prolonged severe NVP. Conclusion: The results of the present study suggested that pregnant women unemployed, with lower gestational age, pre-pregnant longer sedentary time, less exercise, high frequent (always) cold drinking and history of GI diseases had a higher risk of prolonged NVP and should be taken more care.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32865233

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INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the preterm birth and additional perinatal outcomes between spontaneous and in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) dichorionic-diamnionic (DCDA) twin pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a tertiary university-affiliated medical center. All women with DCDA twin pregnancies were considered for inclusion. The primary outcome of interest was preterm birth <37 weeks of gestation and secondary outcomes included spontaneous preterm birth, iatrogenic (induced) preterm birth, gestational diabetes mellitus, pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorder, preeclampsia, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, placenta previa, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission, birthweight discordance, small for gestational age, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, ventilator support, and perinatal death and/or severe morbidity. These outcomes were compared between IVF/ICSI and spontaneous twin pregnancies. Multivariable logistic regressions were used to adjust for confounders. General estimated equation models were used to address intertwin correlation. RESULTS: A total of 1297 twin pregnancies, including 213 spontaneous and 1084 IVF/ICSI DCDA pregnancies, met the inclusion criteria. Women with IVF/ICSI pregnancies were older and had higher body mass index, adherence with prenatal care and proportion of nulliparity. After adjustment for confounders, IVF/ICSI pregnancies were associated with a slight increase in preterm birth <37 weeks of gestation (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 1.72; 95% CI 1.24-2.39), iatrogenic preterm birth <37 weeks of gestation (aOR 1.41; 95% CI 1.00-1.97) as well as NICU admission (aOR 1.34; 95% CI 1.00-1.80). IVF/ICSI pregnancies were associated with a decrease in PPROM (aOR 0.64; 95% CI 0.42-0.99). There were no differences between IVF/ICSI and spontaneous DCDA pregnancies in terms of spontaneous preterm birth, gestational diabetes mellitus, pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorder, preeclampsia, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, placenta previa, birthweight discordance, small for gestational age, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, ventilator support, and perinatal death and/or severe morbidity. CONCLUSIONS: IVF/ICSI DCDA twin pregnancies were associated with a slight increase in preterm birth <37 weeks of gestation, iatrogenic preterm birth <37 weeks of gestation, and NICU admission but with a decrease in PPROM. Other outcomes were comparable between IVF/ICSI and spontaneous DCDA twin pregnancies. Multicenter studies with adequate power remain warranted.

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J Nanosci Nanotechnol ; 20(12): 7610-7617, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32711633

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A novel nanocomposite of N-Doped Carbon Quantum Dots@Carbon Nanotubes was synthesized in this study for electrochemical detection of bisphenol A by differential pulse voltammetry. The nanocomposite was characterized by transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Electrochemical properties of the nanocomposite modified glassy carbon electrodes were studied via cyclic voltammetry. Differential pulse voltammetry experimental results showed that N-Doped Carbon Quantum Dots@Carbon Nanotubes/glassy carbon electrode exhibited excellent catalysis activity towards electrochemical oxidation of bisphenol A. The oxidation peak current was linearly increased with concentration of bisphenol A in the range from 0.4 µM to 40 µM, with a limit of detection of 65 nM.

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Stem Cell Res Ther ; 11(1): 244, 2020 06 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32586366

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BACKGROUND: Pathological skin scars, caused by cesarean section, affected younger mothers esthetically and psychosocially and to some extent frustrated obstetricians and dermatologists. Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs), as a population of multipotent cells, are abundant in human tissues, providing several possibilities for their effects on skin scar tissues. Herein, we performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, three-arm clinical trial, aiming to assess the efficacy and safety of UC-MSCs in the treatment of cesarean section skin scars among primiparous singleton pregnant women. METHODS: Ninety primiparous singleton pregnant women undergoing elective cesarean section were randomly allocated to receive placebo, low-dose (3 × 106 cells), or high-dose (6 × 106 cells) transdermal hydrogel UC-MSCs on the surface of the skin incision. The primary outcome was cesarean section skin scars followed after the sixth month, assessed by the Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS). RESULTS: All the participants completed their trial of the primary outcome according to the protocol. The mean score of estimated total VSS was 5.52 in all participants at the sixth-month follow-up, with 6.43 in the placebo group, 5.18 in the low-dose group, and 4.71 in the high-dose group, respectively. No significant difference was found between-group in the mean scores for VSS at the sixth month. Additional prespecified secondary outcomes were not found with significant differences among groups either. No obvious side effects or adverse effects were reported in any of the three arms. CONCLUSION: This randomized clinical trial showed that UC-MSCs did not demonstrate the effects of improvement of cesarean section skin scars. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT02772289. Registered on 13 May 2016.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32256449

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Objective: To explore the size and shape association of OGTT values with adverse pregnancy complications among women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Southern Han Chinese population and further analyze their mediating effects with maternal age in outcomes. Methods: 6,861 women with GDM were included in the study. Logistic regression was used to identify the correlations between OGTT values and adverse pregnancy outcomes of GDM. Restricted cubic spline nested logistic regression was conducted to investigate potential non-linear and linear associations. Mediating effect among maternal age, OGTT and adverse outcomes were explored. Results: Women with GDM had a mean age of 31.83, and 24.49% had advanced maternal age (≥35 years). In logistic regression with adjustment, compared with lower OGTT0 (<5.1 mmol/L), GDM patients with higher OGTT0 (≥5.1 mmol/L) exhibited 1.891 (95% CI: 1.441-2.298, P < 0.001), 1.284 (1.078-1.529, P = 0.005), 1.285 (1.065-1.550, P = 0.009), and 1.302 (1.067-1.590, P = 0.010) times increased risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), preterm, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, and macrosomia, respectively. GDM patients with higher OGTT1 (≥10 mmol/L) had only found to exhibited 1.473-fold (1.162-1.867, P = 0.001) increasing risk of HDP than those with lower OGTT1 (<10 mmol/L). No adverse outcome was identified to associate with higher OGTT2 (≥8.5 mmol/L). Linear relationships (non-linear P > 0.05) were observed between OGTT0 and HDP, preterm, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, and macrosomia in both maternal age groups (<35 and ≥35 years). Non-linear associations of OGTT1 with incidence of HDP, preterm, and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia were detected in GDM patients younger than 35 years (non-linear P = 0.037, P = 0.049, P = 0.039, respectively), rising more steeply at higher values. Similar non-linearity was noted for OGTT2 with HDP in older patients. All OGTT values had significant mediating effects on some special complications caused by higher age. Conclusion: Higher fasting plasma glucose was more strongly linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes among GDM patients. Both linearity and Non-linearity of associations between glucose and complications should be taken into account. A careful reconsideration of GDM with hierarchical and individualized management according to OGTT is needed.

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J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med ; 33(14): 2377-2386, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30458694

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Background: Velamentous cord insertion (VCI) has been proposed to be associated with some specific complications among monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies. This meta-analysis and systematic review aims to determine the role of VCI in MC twin pregnancies.Methods: The PubMed, Embase and Web of Science databases and reference lists were searched for relevant studies. Outcomes of interest included twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), birthweight discordance (BWD) and selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR). The methodological quality of the included studies was assessed by using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. The pooled results were calculated by means of a random or fixed effect model to obtain odds ratio with 95% confidential interval (CI). Subgroup analyses were utilized to detect the sources of heterogeneity.Results: Twenty studies were eligible for inclusion. The pooled result suggested a significant association between VCI and TTTS (OR, 1.542; 95% CI, 1.116-2.129) with a moderate level of heterogeneity (Q test: p = .024; I2 = 50.2%). Subgroup analysis reported single-center study, methodological quality and exclusion of laser-coagulated TTTS as the sources of heterogeneity. Another analysis revealed an increased risk of BWD among twin pregnancies with VCI (OR, 2.945; 95% CI, 2.176-3.984) with a low heterogeneity (Q test: p = .347; I2 = 10.5%). None of study level characteristics was found to be an influencing factor. Three studies reporting on sIUGR suggested a significant association between VCI and sIUGR.Conclusions: The meta-analysis and systematic review suggests an association between VCI and BWD and sIUGR. However, the association between VCI and TTTS may be overestimated and high-quality studies with a representative sample are needed in further research.

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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 39(10): 1253-1259, 2019 Oct 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31801721

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression profile of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) and identify potential lncRNA-related competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNA) in placenta accrete spectrum disorders (PAS). METHODS: Five tissue specimens of placental implantation and 5 adjacent normal placental tissues were collected from cesarean section deliveries complicated by PAS in our hospital between December, 2017 and June, 2018. Human microarrays were used to identify the lncRNAs that were differentially expressed in PAS, and 5 of the identified lncRNAs were further validated using qRT-PCR. GO and KEGG pathway analyses were performed to indentify the most significant enrichment functions. A ceRNA network was constructed based on ENST00000511361 (RP5-875H18.4), NR_027457 (LINC00221) and NR_126415 (FOXP4-AS1) to pinpoint the potential lncRNAs-related ceRNA. RESULTS: A total of 329 lncRNAs and 179 mRNAs were identified to have differential expression in PAS. The results of qRT-PCR were consistent with the human microarrays results. Transforming growth factor-ß (TGF-ß) signaling pathway was the most significantly enriched pathway. The constructed ceRNA network suggested that RP5-875H18.4--miRNA-218--SLIT2 had a potential ceRNA regulatory mechanism in PAS. CONCLUSIONS: The differentially expressed lncRNAs are involved in the occurrence and progression of PAS possibly by regulating the TGF-ß signaling pathway. The ceRNA network of RP5-875H18.4--miRNA-218--SLIT2 may play a role in the occurrence of PAS.


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Placenta Acreta/patologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Cesárea , Feminino , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Placenta Acreta/genética , Gravidez , Transdução de Sinais , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta
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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol ; 243: 97-102, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31678762

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OBJECTIVE: No recommendations are available for gestational weight gain (GWG) in underweight women with twin pregnancies. We aimed to evaluate whether underweight women with twin pregnancies should gain more weight than normal-weight women in order to optimize perinatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study compared the GWG and perinatal outcomes among normal-weight and underweight women who gave birth to viable twins between 2015 and 2018 at the Maternal and Child Health Hospital in Foshan, China. Gestational weight gain (GWG) was categorized as adequate or inadequate GWG, based on the US Institute of Medicine 2009 guidelines for normal-weight women (≥ 0.46 kg/week). The outcomes of interest included spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) <37 weeks, <35 and <32 weeks, small for gestational age (SGA), gestational hypertensive disorder (GHD), gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), birth weight discordance (BDW) ≥20%, neonatal intensive unit (NICU) admission and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS). Propensity score matching (PSM, in a 1:1 ratio) was utilized to minimize the effects of confounders on the differences in the two cohorts. Multivariable logistic models were also used to verify the results from PSM analysis. RESULTS: There were 475 normal-weight and 111 underweight women included in the analysis. Our results suggested that the incidence of adequate GWG was comparable between underweight and normal-weight women (37.5% vs. 45.1%, P = 0.141). The prevalence of GDM was significantly lower among underweight women (9.9%) than among normal-weight women (20.4%) (P = 0.010). There was no evidence of differences in other perinatal outcomes between the two groups. 102 underweight women and 102 normal-weight women were included in PSM analyses. There was a lower incidence of GDM in underweight women than in normal-weight women, but the difference was not significant (9.8% vs. 18.6%, P = 0.071). No evidence of any differences in the other outcomes, including sPTB, GHD, BWD≥20%, SGA, NICU admission and NRDS, was found between the underweight and normal-weight women. Multivariable logistic regression models yielded similar results. CONCLUSIONS: For Chinese twin pregnant women with twin pregnancies, our data does provide evidence to suggest underweight women need to gain more weight than normal-weight women to optimize perinatal outcomes. Future studies with larger number of underweight women with twin gestations are warranted to establish an optimal range of GWG.


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Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/epidemiologia , Ganho de Peso na Gestação , Hipertensão Induzida pela Gravidez/epidemiologia , Gravidez de Gêmeos , Nascimento Prematuro/epidemiologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Recém-Nascido/epidemiologia , Magreza/epidemiologia , Adulto , Peso ao Nascer , China/epidemiologia , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Recém-Nascido , Recém-Nascido Pequeno para a Idade Gestacional , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal/estatística & dados numéricos , Modelos Logísticos , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez , Pontuação de Propensão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Sci Rep ; 9(1): 12099, 2019 08 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31431662

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This retrospective cohort study aimed to investigate the effect of placental location on birthweight discordance among diamniotic-dichorionic twin pregnancies. Medical records and sonographic reports of 978 diamniotic-dichorionic twin pregnancies delivered at Foshan Maternal and Fetal Health Hospital were reviewed. Pregnancies with congenital malformation, intrauterine death or placenta previa were excluded. The placental location for each twin was determined by last sonographic examination before delivery, and the pregnancies were grouped by different versus same placental location in each pregnancy. Maternal and fetal characteristics were summarized. The primary outcome of interest was birthweight discordance (BWD) ≥20%, and secondary outcomes included small for gestational age (SGA) as a binary outcome and mean value and absolute difference in birthweight as continuous outcomes. Student's t test and the chi-square test were used for univariate analyses, while multivariate regressions were used to adjust for confounders. General estimated equation (GEE) models were used to address the correlation between fetuses when assessing SGA. A total of 866 eligible subjects were included in the analysis. In total, 460 pregnancies had placentas with different locations, and 406 had placentas with same locations. The gestational age at delivery was slightly younger in the same placental location group than in the different placental location group (35.8 ± 0.1 vs. 36.1 ± 0.1 weeks, P = 0.067). Other maternal and fetal characteristics were comparable between the two study groups. There was no significant difference in BWD ≥20% (aOR = 1.06; 95% CI: 0.71-1.59) or SGA (aOR = 1.32; 95% CI: 0.76-2.28) between the same and different placental location groups. Neither the mean value nor the absolute difference in birth weight was associated with placental location combination (P = 0.478 and P = 0.162, respectively). In conclusion, discordant birthweight is not affected by same location of diamniotic-dichorionic placentas.


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Peso ao Nascer/fisiologia , Doenças Fetais/diagnóstico por imagem , Placenta/diagnóstico por imagem , Gravidez de Gêmeos , Adulto , Âmnio/fisiologia , Córion/fisiologia , Feminino , Doenças Fetais/fisiopatologia , Idade Gestacional , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Placenta/fisiopatologia , Gravidez , Resultado da Gravidez , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal
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BMC Pregnancy Childbirth ; 19(1): 262, 2019 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31340779

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BACKGROUND: Gestational weight gain (GWG) has implications for perinatal outcomes, the guidelines for maternal weight gain, however, remain understudied among twin pregnancies. This study aimed to assess the associations between perinatal outcomes and GWG among twin pregnancies, based on the US institute of Medicine (IOM) 2009 guidelines. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of pregnant women with viable twins ≥26 weeks of gestation, was conducted in Foshan, China, during July 2015 and June 2018. Maternal BMI was categorized based on Chinese standard and GWG was categorized as below, within and above the IOM 2009 recommendations. Underweight women were excluded for analysis. Perinatal outcomes were compared among these groups. To assess the independent impact of GWG on the perinatal outcomes, conventional multivariable regression and general estimated equation (GEE) were utilized for maternal outcomes and neonatal outcomes, respectively. RESULTS: A total of 645 mothers with twin pregnancies were included, of whom 15.0, 41.4 and 43.6% gained weight below, within and above guidelines, respectively. Compared to weight gain within guidelines, inadequate weight gain was associated with increased risks in spontaneous preterm birth < 37 weeks (aOR:3.55; 95% CI: 1.73-7.28) and < 35 weeks (aOR:2.63; 95% CI: 1.16-5.97). Women who gained weight above guidelines were more likely to have gestational hypertension disorder (aOR: 2.36; 95% CI: 1.32-4.21), pre-eclampsia (aOR: 2.59; 95% CI: 1.29-5.21) and have fetuses weighted >90th percentile and less likely to have fetuses weighted < 2500 g and < 1500 g. CONCLUSIONS: Maintenance of gestational weight gain within the normal range could decrease the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. However, the causality between pre-eclampsia and gestational weight gain requires further investigations.


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Ganho de Peso na Gestação , Resultado da Gravidez/epidemiologia , Gravidez de Gêmeos/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , China , Feminino , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez/epidemiologia , Nascimento Prematuro/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Mikrochim Acta ; 186(3): 189, 2019 02 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30771002

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A nanocomposite is described that consists of TmPO4 and graphene oxide (GO) and is used to modify a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) to obtain a sensor for simultaneous determination of ascorbic acid (AA), dopamine (DA) and uric acid (UA). GO and TmPO4 were synthesized via the Hummers method and by a hydrothermal method, respectively. The nanocomposite was characterized by transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The electrochemical properties of the modified GCE were studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. The good performance of the modified GCE results from the synergistic effects between GO with its good electrical conductivity and of TmPO4 as the electron mediator that accelerates the electron transfer rate. Compared to a bare GCE, a GO/GCE and a TmPO4/GCE, the GO/TmPO4/GCE exhibits three well-defined and separated oxidation peaks (at -0.05, +0.13 and + 0.26 V vs. SCE). Responses to AA, DA and UA are linear in the 0.1-1.0 mM, 2-20 µM and 10-100 µM concentration ranges, respectively. Graphical abstract Schematic presentation of a nanocomposite that consists TmPO4 and graphene oxide (GO) and is used to modify a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) to obtain a sensor for simultaneous determination of ascorbic acid (AA), dopamine (DA) and uric acid (UA).

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J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med ; 32(18): 3054-3061, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29577780

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Introduction: Complete placenta previa (CPP) is one of the most problematic types of abnormal placenta, which is further complicated by placenta accreta or percreta that can unexpectedly lead to catastrophic blood loss, infection, multiple complications, emergency hysterectomy, and even death. The present study aimed to assess the efficacy of random placenta margin incision in controlling intraoperative and total blood loss during cesarean section for CPP women. Methods: A prospective cohort study, including a total of 100 consecutive pregnant women with CPP, was performed at a tertiary university-affiliated medical center between March 2016 and July 2017. All of them underwent random placenta margin incision, and intraoperative and total blood loss were analyzed. Through antenatal diagnosis using color Doppler, women were further divided into abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) and non-AIP groups, and anterior and posterior placenta groups. The protocol was registered with the Clinical Trial Registry under registration number NCT02695069. Results: Mean maternal age and gestational age at delivery were 32.26 ± 5.03 years old and 36.21 ± 2.07 weeks, respectively. Total duration of the surgical procedure time was 52.50 (42.43-64.00) min. Median estimated intraoperation blood loss was 746.43 (544.44-1092.86) ml. Total blood loss was 875.00 (604.50-1196.67) ml, and 38 (38.0%) had post-partum hemorrhage. The change from baseline in the median hemoglobin level was -0.33 (6.00-13.20). No women underwent hysterectomy due to massive hemorrhage during the study period. No women had an intraoperative urinary bladder injury, postoperative wound infection, and required relaparotomy, owing to intra-abdominal bleeding. The median hospitalization time was 5.41 (4.18-7.58) d. Conclusion: The random placenta margin incision may be a potentially valuable surgical procedure to control the volumes of intraoperative and postoperative blood loss and reduce the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage among women with complete placenta previa.


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Perda Sanguínea Cirúrgica/prevenção & controle , Cesárea/métodos , Placenta Prévia/cirurgia , Hemorragia Pós-Parto/prevenção & controle , Adulto , Perda Sanguínea Cirúrgica/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Cesárea/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Duração da Cirurgia , Placenta Prévia/diagnóstico por imagem , Placenta Prévia/epidemiologia , Hemorragia Pós-Parto/epidemiologia , Hemorragia Pós-Parto/etiologia , Gravidez , Estudos Prospectivos , Ultrassonografia Doppler em Cores
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Hypertens Pregnancy ; 37(3): 168-174, 2018 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30040502

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OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported a positive association between hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy and placenta accreta. However, whether hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy associated with placenta accreta is still not clear. The objective was to systematically review the literature to determine a possible association between hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy and placenta accreta. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed database, the Cochrane Library, Willy Online Library, and ScienceDirect database through 1st December 2015, was conducted. Two authors independently assessed data extraction and quality of the studies using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Assessment of heterogeneity and analysis of data were operated by Review Manager 5.3.0. RESULTS: Three studies involving 4174 patients who developed hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy of a total of 38,004 pregnant women were selected. The result of our meta-analysis revealed that pregnancy induced hypertension was significantly associated with a reduction of placenta accreta (OR = 0.50, 95% CI: 0.30-0.82; heterogeneity: I2 = 13%, p = 0.32). CONCLUSIONS: Our meta-analysis demonstrated that the risk of placenta accreta is reduced in women with hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy. Further well-designed studies are warranted to testify the result and explored any potential mechanism association between hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy and placenta accreta.


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Hipertensão Induzida pela Gravidez/epidemiologia , Placenta Acreta/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez , Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 97(15): e0438, 2018 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29642216

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The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of cystoscopy and ultrasonography for the prenatal diagnosis of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP), including its subgroups: placenta accreta (PA), placenta increta (PI), and placenta percreta (PP).A retrospective observational study including a total of 85 pregnant women at high risk for AIP underwent prenatal cystoscopy and ultrasonography evaluations. The sensitivity (Se), specificity (Sp), positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and exact diagnosed were calculated and compared for both cystoscopy and ultrasonography. Se and Sp values of cystoscopy and ultrasonography were compared by means of the McNemar test.Of the 85 patients, there were 24 (28.2%) PA, 35 (41.2%) PI, 4 (4.7%) PP, and 22 (25.9%) nonadherent placenta. The mean maternal age and gestational age of delivery were 31.88 ±â€Š4.42 years and 36.14 ±â€Š1.84 weeks, respectively. No one was found to develop any complications with cystoscopy like urinary tract infection, or ureteral injury or perforations. Se in the diagnosis of AIP was 50.8% with ultrasonography and 61.9% for cystoscopy. Sp was 86.4% with cystoscopy and 72.7% for ultrasonography. In subgroups, Se with cystoscopy was 25.0%, 62.9%, and 100.0% in PA, PI, and PP, respectively, and 37.5%, 74.3%, and 100.0%, respectively, for ultrasonography; Sp remained unchanged with 86.4% for cystoscopy and 72.7% for ultrasonography. After McNemar test, no difference was found in either Se or Sp between cystoscopy and ultrasonography in AIP and its subgroups.According to the depth of invasion, the diagnostic value of cystoscopy and ultrasonography is all conspicuous increased and they have similar test validity for prenatal diagnosis of AIP and its subgroups.


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Cistoscopia , Placenta Acreta/diagnóstico , Ultrassonografia Pré-Natal , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Histerectomia , Placenta Acreta/cirurgia , Gravidez , Terceiro Trimestre da Gravidez , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Trials ; 19(1): 155, 2018 Mar 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29499740

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BACKGROUND: Cesarean delivery has already become a very common method of delivery around the world, especially in low-income countries. Hypertrophic scars and wound infections have affected younger mothers and frustrated obstetricians for a long time. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have strong potential for self-renewal and differentiation to multilineage cells. Previous studies have demonstrated that MSCs are involved in enhancing diabetic wound healing. Therefore, this study is designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of using MSCs in the treatment of Cesarean section skin scars. METHODS: This trial is a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-center trial with three parallel groups. Ninety eligible participants will be randomly allocated to placebo, low-dose (transdermal hydrogel MSCs; 3 × 106 cells) or high-dose (transdermal hydrogel MSCs; 6 × 106 cells) groups at a 1:1:1 allocation ratio according to a randomization list, once a day for six consecutive days. Study duration will last for 6 months, comprising a 1 week run-in period and 24 weeks of follow-up. The primary aim of this trial is to compare the difference in Vancouver Scar Scale rating among the three groups at the 6th month. Adverse events, including severe and slight signs or symptoms, will be documented in case report forms. The study will be conducted at the Department of Obstetric of Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal & Child Health Hospital of Foshan. DISCUSSION: This trial is the first investigation of the potential for therapeutic use of MSCs for the management of women's skin scar after Cesarean delivery. The results will give us an effective therapeutic strategy to combat Cesarean section skin scars, even with uterine scarring. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02772289 . Registered on 10 May 2016.


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Terapia Baseada em Transplante de Células e Tecidos/métodos , Cesárea/efeitos adversos , Cicatriz/prevenção & controle , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/fisiologia , Cicatrização , Terapia Baseada em Transplante de Células e Tecidos/efeitos adversos , China , Cicatriz/etiologia , Cicatriz/patologia , Ensaios Clínicos Fase II como Assunto , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Hidrogéis , Gravidez , Estudos Prospectivos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Oncotarget ; 9(17): 13981-13990, 2018 Mar 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29568410

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Non-syndromic orofacial clefts (NSOFC), which include cleft lip and palate (CLP), cleft lip only (CLO), and cleft palate only (CPO), contains a range of disorders affecting the lips and oral cavity. No systematic review and meta-analysis has been carried out to synthesize the prevalence of NSOFC in Chinese perinatal infants. We aimed to quantify and understand the variation of prevalence national and regional levels. Four English databases and four Chinese databases were searched using a comprehensive search strategy from inception to April 2017. The random effect model was used for this meta-analysis. To determine the sources of heterogeneity, subgroup analyses and meta-regression were conducted based on different categories. The protocol has been pre-registered in the PROSPERO, number CRD42017062293. 110 studies, including 15,094,978 Chinese perinatal infants, were eligible for inclusion. The pooled prevalence rate for NSOFC was 1.67‰ (95% CI 1.53-1.82), varying with provinces. The pooled prevalence estimate was 0.56‰ (0.50-0.63) for CLO, 0.82‰ (0.73-0.90) for CLP, and 0.27‰ (0.24-0.30) for CPO. Significant associations were found between overall prevalence estimates and survey year and study region. The prevalence of NSOFC was severe in Chinese perinatal infants, varying with provinces. The results will serve as a baseline for future assessment of the overall effectiveness of NSOFC control, and will also support and inform health policy for planning and helping health debates.

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Sci Rep ; 8(1): 3393, 2018 02 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29467433

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The percentages of low birth weight (LBW) increased from 7.7% in 2005 to 11.3% in 2011 and declined to 8.1% in 2017. For very low birth weight (VLBW) individuals, the proportion declined -1.0% annually, from 2.5% in 2005 to 1.4% in 2017. Among moderately low birth weight (MLBW) individuals, the proportion first increased 12.8% annually, from 5.0% in 2005 to 9.3% in 2011, and then declined -3.8% annually, from 9.4% in 2011 to 7.0% in 2017. The percentages of macrosomia monotone decreased from 4.0% in 2005 to 2.5% in 2017, an annual decline of -4.0%. Multiple regression analyses showed that boys, maternal age, hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy (HDCP), and diabetes were significant risk factors for LBW. Boys, maternal age, gestational age, HDCP, diabetes, and maternal BMI were significant risk factors for macrosomia. Although the relevant figures declined slightly in our study, it is likely that LBW and macrosomia will remain a major public health issue over the next few years in China. More research aimed at control and prevention of these risk factors for LBW and macrosomia and their detrimental outcome in the mother and perinatal child should be performed in China.


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Macrossomia Fetal/etiologia , Recém-Nascido de Baixo Peso/fisiologia , Doenças do Recém-Nascido/etiologia , Complicações na Gravidez/etiologia , Adulto , Peso ao Nascer/fisiologia , China , Diabetes Gestacional/etiologia , Feminino , Idade Gestacional , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Idade Materna , Gravidez , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 96(44): e8480, 2017 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29095305

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BACKGROUND: Uterine niche is defined as a triangular anechoic structure at the site of the scar or a gap in the myometrium at the site of a previous caesarean section. The main clinical manifestations are postmenstrual spotting and intrauterine infection, which may seriously affect the daily life of nonpregnant women. Trials have shown an excellent safety and efficacy for the potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a therapeutic option for scar reconstruction. Therefore, this study is designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of using MSCs in the treatment for the uterine niche. METHODS/DESIGN: This phase II clinical trial is a single-center, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled with 2 arms. One hundred twenty primiparous participants will be randomly (1:1 ratio) assigned to receive direct intramuscular injection of MSCs (a dose of 1*10 cells in 1 mL of 0.9% saline) (MSCs group) or an identical-appearing 1 mL of 0.9% saline (placebo-controlled group) near the uterine incision. The primary outcome of this trial is to evaluate the proportion of participants at 6 months who is found uterine niche in the uterus by transvaginal utrasonography. Adverse events will be documented in a case report form. The study will be conducted at the Department of Obstetric of Southern Medical University Affiliated Maternal & Child Health Hospital of Foshan. DISCUSSION: This trial is the first investigation of the potential for therapeutic use of MSCs for the management of uterine niche after cesarean delivery. CONCLUSION: This protocol will help to determine the efficacy and safety of MSCs treatment in uterine niche and bridge the gap with regards to the current preclinical and clinical evidence. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT02968459 (Clinical Trials.gov: http://clinicaltrials.gov/).


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Cesárea/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Células-Tronco de Sangue do Cordão Umbilical/métodos , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/métodos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/terapia , Doenças Uterinas/terapia , Adulto , Cicatriz/complicações , Protocolos Clínicos , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Injeções Intramusculares , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Gravidez , Estudos Prospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento , Doenças Uterinas/etiologia , Útero
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Oncotarget ; 8(45): 79587-79593, 2017 Oct 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29108338

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The prevalence of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation among fetuses still varies in different studies in China. The present meta-analysis was intended to evaluate the pooled prevalence of fetuses in China. Four English (Pubmed, Elsevier Science Direct, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library) and four Chinese (the Chinese Biological Medical Literature database, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, VIP database and Wanfang Data) databases were searched from inception to July 2016. Meta-analyses were performed using Stata (version 12.0), with prevalence and corresponding 95% confidence intervals using the random effect model. Five studies with 393496 fetuses were chosen for this meta-analysis. The overall pooled prevalence was 4.01/10000 (2.03/10000 - 6.00/10000) fetuses. Sensitivity analysis revealed that the results were stable, and Begg's test and Egg's test showed no potential risk of publication bias. This is, to our knowledge, the first study to systematically evaluate the literature of the prevalence of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation among fetuses in China. Results showed that the prevalence among fetuses should be considerable. A large-scale multicenter study on the epidemiology across different areas in China is required.

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