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  1. Hiperalgesia asociada al tratamiento con opioides

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    A. Gil Martín

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La hiperalgesia inducida por opioides es una reacción paradójica caracterizada por una percepción intensificada de dolor relacionada con el uso de estos medicamentos en ausencia de progresión de la enfermedad o de síndrome de retirada. A diferencia de los casos de tolerancia, definida como pérdida de potencia analgésica durante el uso prolongado de opioides, no se produce mejoría con el escalado de dosis. La hiperalgesia inducida por opioides se ha manifestado en pacientes con dosis de mantenimiento y retirada, pacientes con dosis elevadas o escalado de dosis y pacientes con dosis ultra bajas. Para establecer un diagnóstico diferencial es importante tener en cuenta que un incremento de dosis puede producir una mejoría temporal en pacientes con tolerancia pero no en los que han desarrollado hiperalgesia. La prevalencia de dicho fenómeno es desconocida, pero puede ser más frecuente de lo esperado y muchas veces no reconocido. El mecanismo subyacente no está bien definido, pero existen diversos estudios experimentales tanto en modelos animales como en humanos en los que se observa que la hiperalgesia no está desencadenada por un único factor, sino que son muchos los implicados. Entre los mecanismos propuestos destacan: la mediación del receptor NMDA (N-metil-D-aspartato activado por la liberación presináptica de glutamato, la modulación por la proteína-kinasa de calcio/calmodulina, el aumento en el número de nociceptores o la liberación de neurotransmisores excitadores. Se han realizado diversos estudios para describir la expresión y la relevancia de la hiperalgesia inducida por opioides en distintos grupos de pacientes: ex-adictos a opioides en tratamiento de mantenimiento con metadona, en exposición perioperatoria, en voluntarios sanos o en dolor crónico. Existen diferentes estrategias de tratamiento disponibles; entre las más aceptadas se encuentra la reducción en la dosis del opioide utilizado, la rotación del

  2. Endocarditis infecciosa asociada con dispositivos electrónicos implantables intracardíacos. Nuestra experiencia

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    Fabián Salmo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónLa endocarditis infecciosa es una patología con una morbimortalidad elevada. En esta comunicación se presentan 17 casos de endocarditis infecciosa (EI asociada con dispositivos electrónicos implantables (DEI, que representaron el 6% de las endocarditis entre 1992 y 2005.ObjetivoAnalizar las características clínicas, evolutivas y anatomopatológicas de un subgrupo de pacientes con EI portadores de DEI.Material y métodosDe un total de 263 pacientes con EI admitidos en nuestra institución entre 1992 y 2005, se analizaron 17 con EI asociada con DEI.Las EI asociadas con DEI se clasificaron en: 1 temprana, la ocurrida dentro de los 12 meses del posquirúrgico, y 2 tardía, la producida luego de ese lapso. En todos los pacientes se obtuvieron muestras para hemocultivos, se efectuó el cultivo de todo material extraído durante la cirugía y se realizaron ecocardiogramas por vía transtorácica (ETT y transesofágica (ETE.ResultadosDe los 17 pacientes, 13 (73% eran hombres; la edad promedio fue de 60 años y el tiempo entre el implante y el diagnóstico fue de 344 días. Dieciséis pacientes presentaron fiebre y bacteriemia; el germen predominante fue Staphylococcus aureus en el 70% de los casos. En todos se extrajo el sistema. La mortalidad fue del 17%.ConclusionesLa EI asociada con el DEI, que debe sospecharse siempre en ausencia de otro foco infeccioso, constituye un subgrupo que con diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz tiene una mortalidad menor que la global descripta. Al igual que para la EI sin DEI, los hemocultivos y la ecocardiografía son los pilares para el diagnóstico.

  3. Preeclampsia

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    Preeclampsia is when a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure and protein in the urine after the ... The exact cause of preeclampsia is unknown. It occurs in about 3 to 7% of all pregnancies. Autoimmune disorders Blood vessel problems Your diet Your ...

  4. Funciones ejecutivas y sintomatología asociada con los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

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    Nayelli Alvarado Sánchez; Cecilia Silva Gutiérrez

    2014-01-01

    Estudios recientes coinciden en que las pacientes con trastornos de la conducta alimentaria (TCA) presentan ineficiencias en las funciones ejecutivas secundarias al padecimiento. Así, el objetivo de este trabajo fue explorar la posibilidad de que tales ineficiencias formen parte del endofenotipo de los TCA y que no sean únicamente consecuencias de los mismos. Para ello, se evaluaron 69 mujeres: 23 con TCA, 23 con sintomatología asociada a los TCA y 23 sin sintomatología de riesgo a desarrolla...

  5. Sobrecarga asociada con el cuidado de ancianos dependientes

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    José Mauricio Ocampo

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la frecuencia y los factores asociados con la presencia de sobrecarga para el cuidador en ancianos dependientes. Diseño: Estudio piloto comparativo y observaciones de corte transversal.Pacientes y métodos: Se evaluaron 35 pacientes ancianos (>60 años residentes en la comunidad de la ciudad de Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca, Colombia, que tuvieran un puntaje en el índice de Barthel <85 puntos y cuidador, entre marzo y mayo de 2006. Se evaluaron las variables socio-demográficas en el anciano y en el cuidador, así como las variables biomédicas. Para evaluar la esfera mental se aplicó la prueba de Minimental y para la depresión la escala de Depresión Geriátrica de Yesavage. En la valoración social se empleó la escala de APGAR familiar, para determinar la carga del cuidado la escala de Zarit y para la valoración funcional se utilizó el índice de Barthel. Resultados: El promedio de edad y la desviación estándar (DE del grupo de pacientes fue 78.9±10 años. Se observó una mayor proporción de mujeres (68.5%. En los cuidadores, el promedio de edad y la DE fue 49.4±18.8 años, 91% eran mujeres. Se encontró que en 54.2% de los cuidadores no había sobrecarga, 40% presentaban una sobrecarga leve y el resto presentaba una sobrecarga intensa. Al realizar análisis bivariado entre la presencia de sobrecarga para el cuidador con número de enfermedades crónicas, puntajes en las escalas de la prueba de Minimental, depresión geriátrica y APGAR familiar se observaron asociaciones estadísticas (p<0.02. Se observó asociación significativa entre el grado de dependencia en las actividades básicas cotidianas (ABC en el aspecto físico con la presencia de sobrecarga para el cuidador (p<0.001.Conclusiones: Los ancianos dependientes en las actividades básicas cotidianas en el aspecto físico se asociaron con la carga percibida por el cuidador. Como los familiares son los principales cuidadores, los futuros estudios se

  6. Prevalencia de sustancias psicoactivas asociadas con muertes violentas en Cali

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    Pablo A. Bravo

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El consumo de sustancias psicoactivas se considera un problema mundial que repercute tanto en el sector social, económico y político como en el de salud. Según diferentes estudios, las muertes por violencia tales como accidentes de tránsito, suicidios y homicidios, se fundamentan en el hecho que existe una fuerte influencia del alcohol y otras sustancias psicoactivas. Objetivo: Estimar la prevalencia de sustancias psicoactivas en las muestras biológicas obtenidas durante el procedimiento de necropsia, que fueron analizadas en el laboratorio de Toxicología del Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses Regional Suroccidente de Cali, Colombia. Métodos: Estudio transversal de los casos de muerte violenta ocurridos en Cali durante el período de enero de 1998 a junio de 2002 donde se efectuaron 17.434 necropsias, en las cuales se realizó un muestreo aleatorio sistemático y se analizaron 404 casos. Resultados: Del total de las muertes, 50% se presentaron en menores de 30 años y 84.8% eran hombres. La manera más frecuente de muerte fue por homicidio (53.7%, seguida por muerte natural (17.8%, accidente de tránsito (15.5%, accidental (6.7% y suicidio (6.2%. La prevalencia de sustancias psicoactivas (alcoholemia más drogas de abuso y tóxicas fue 31.9%, alcoholemia 23.7% y drogas de abuso y sustancias tóxicas 29.2%. La cocaína (21.2% y la marihuana (14.1% fueron las drogas de abuso más prevalentes. En 47.4% de los suicidios se encontró evidencias de sustancias psicoactivas siendo muy variadas las drogas utilizadas. En homicidio, 35.2% tuvo hallazgo de psicotrópicos. Conclusión: La tercera parte de las muertes violentas ocurridas en Cali se asociaron con el consumo de sustancias psicoactivas. Sin lugar a dudas es un llamado de atención para implementar medidas preventivas que enfrenten este problema de salud pública que interesa a todos los sectores.

  7. Prevalencia de sustancias psicoactivas asociadas con muertes violentas en Cali.

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    Pablo A. Bravo

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El consumo de sustancias psicoactivas se considera un problema mundial que repercute tanto en el sector social, económico y político como en el de salud. Según diferentes estudios, las muertes por violencia tales como accidentes de tránsito, suicidios y homicidios, se fundamentan en el hecho que existe una fuerte influencia del alcohol y otras sustancias psicoactivas. Objetivo: Estimar la prevalencia de sustancias psicoactivas en las muestras biológicas obtenidas durante el procedimiento de necropsia, que fueron analizadas en el laboratorio de Toxicología del Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses Regional Suroccidente de Cali, Colombia. Métodos: Estudio transversal de los casos de muerte violenta ocurridos en Cali durante el período de enero de 1998 a junio de 2002 donde se efectuaron 17.434 necropsias, en las cuales se realizó un muestreo aleatorio sistemático y se analizaron 404 casos. Resultados: Del total de las muertes, 50% se presentaron en menores de 30 años y 84.8% eran hombres. La manera más frecuente de muerte fue por homicidio (53.7%, seguida por muerte natural (17.8%, accidente de tránsito (15.5%, accidental (6.7% y suicidio (6.2%. La prevalencia de sustancias psicoactivas (alcoholemia más drogas de abuso y tóxicas fue 31.9%, alcoholemia 23.7% y drogas de abuso y sustancias tóxicas 29.2%. La cocaína (21.2% y la marihuana (14.1% fueron las drogas de abuso más prevalentes. En 47.4% de los suicidios se encontró evidencias de sustancias psicoactivas siendo muy variadas las drogas utilizadas. En homicidio, 35.2% tuvo hallazgo de psicotrópicos. Conclusión: La tercera parte de las muertes violentas ocurridas en Cali se asociaron con el consumo de sustancias psicoactivas. Sin lugar a dudas es un llamado de atención para implementar medidas preventivas que enfrenten este problema de salud pública que interesa a todos los sectores.

  8. Funciones ejecutivas y sintomatología asociada con los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria

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    Nayelli Alvarado Sánchez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudios recientes coinciden en que las pacientes con trastornos de la conducta alimentaria (TCA presentan ineficiencias en las funciones ejecutivas secundarias al padecimiento. Así, el objetivo de este trabajo fue explorar la posibilidad de que tales ineficiencias formen parte del endofenotipo de los TCA y que no sean únicamente consecuencias de los mismos. Para ello, se evaluaron 69 mujeres: 23 con TCA, 23 con sintomatología asociada a los TCA y 23 sin sintomatología de riesgo a desarrollarlas. Todas las participantes respondieron el cuestionario de actitudes hacia la alimentación, la entrevista diagnóstica de trastornos alimentarios-IV, la Torre de Londres y la prueba de clasificación de tarjetas de Wisconsin. Los resultados mostraron ineficiencias en las funciones ejecutivas, específicamente en la planeación y en la flexibilidad de pensamiento, en el grupo con sintomatología asociada a los TCA similares a las que presentaron las participantes con TCA; hallazgos que abren la posibilidad de que las dificultades sean previas al establecimiento y que incluso pudiesen constituirse como un factor de riesgo.

  9. Evaluación de la memoria declarativa asociada con contenido emocional en pacientes lobectomizados

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    Silvia Botelho

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La participación del lóbulo temporal en la memoria para eventos emocionales, ha sido evaluada utilizando la Prueba auditivo-visual, cuyo contenido emocional es presentado en narrativas complejas. El presente estudio examinó si el desempeño en el Token Test, afectaba la retención a largo plazo de información alertante emocionalmente en pacientes con lobectomía temporal unilateral. Se evaluaron 48 participantes, a quienes se les aplicó: Trail Making Test, Token Test y una Prueba auditivo-visual. De manera general, la ausencia del efecto de potenciación mnemónico encontrado en pacientes con lobectomía temporal izquierda no estuvo correlacionada con el rendimiento en el Token Test. En conjunto, se muestra la importancia de la integridad del lóbulo temporal izquierdo para la potenciación de la memoria declarativa asociada a contenido emocional

  10. Macrofauna edáfica asociada con sistemas agroforestales en la Amazonía Colombiana

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    Juan Carlos Suárez Salazar

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available La densidad, riqueza y diversidad de la macrofauna edáfica son afectadas, entre otros factores, por la configuración de los agroecosistemas y la estacionalidad de la precipitación. Con el fin de evaluar estos efectos en mayo y noviembre de 2011, correspondientes a épocas de máxima y mínima precipitación, respectivamente, se realizaron estudios sobre la composición de la macrofauna edáfica asociada con los arreglos agroforestales ubicados en el Centro de Investigaciones Macagual Cesar Augusto Estrada González, Amazonia, Caquetá, Colombia. El experimento se dispuso en un diseño completo al azar bifactorial con cuatro tratamientos (arreglos agroforestales: AB = abarco - Cariniana pyriformis Miers; CH = caucho Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss. Müll. Arg. ; CP = caucho-parica Schizolobium amazonicum Huber; UV = uvito Genipa Americana L. y dos épocas (máxima y mínima precipitación, y cuatro repeticiones en parcelas divididas. Para explorar las relaciones entre los órdenes de macrofauna, se realizó un análisis de componentes principales y se evalúo el efecto de los arreglos agroforestales con una prueba de Monte Carlo. Los resultados mostraron que la densidad de la macrofauna fue mayor en el periodo de máxima precipitación (1129 individuos en comparación con el de mínima (598 individuos. Los arreglos agroforestales influyen sobre la presencia o ausencia de algunos grupos taxonómicos (P < 0.05 como Homoptera (Insecta y Raphidioptera (Insecta; además los UV y AB pueden favorecer a la macrofauna del estrés por sequía

  11. Diagnóstico prenatal de ciclopía asociada con trisomía 13

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    Harry Pachajoa

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de ciclopía con diagnóstico prenatal por ecografía bidimensional y tridimensional, a quien se le realizó cordocentesis, el cariotipo en sangre fetal con bandeo G mostró trisomía 13 libre, las características fenotípicas se confirmaron al examen físico del recién nacido. Se hace una revisión de la literatura de ciclopía asociada con la trisomía 13 y se destacan aspectos de importancia en la ecografía prenatal.

  12. Conducta de enfermedad y niveles de depresión en mujeres embarazadas con diagnóstico de preeclampsia

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    Stefano Vinaccia; María Victoria Sánchez; Eliana María Bustamante; Érika Janeth Cano; Sergio Tobón

    2006-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio es determinar la conducta de enfermedad en las mujeres que presentan preeclampsia y su relación con la depresión. Un total de 60 mujeres embarazadas con preeclampsia y 60 mujeres con embarazo normal fueron comparadas en conducta de enfermedad y depresión en un diseño transversal. La conducta de enfermedad fue evaluada mediante la versión española del Illness Behaviour Questionaire (IBQ). La depresión fue evaluada con la versión española del CES-D. Lo...

  13. Incertidumbre asociada con el balance hídrico de largo plazo

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    Álvarez Villa, Oscar David; Vélez Upegui, Jaime Ignacio; Poveda Jaramillo, Germán

    2008-01-01

    Se calculan los balances hídricos de largo plazo para algunas cuencas instrumentadas en Colombia y se ha cuantificado la incertidumbre asociada que se propaga desde los campos de entrada al balance de largo plazo, precipitación y evapotranspiración. Además tambien se cuantifica la incertidumbre generada en la medición del área de la cuenca empleando un Modelo Digital de Elevaciones, MDE.

  14. Tamaño óptimo de parcela en calabaza asociada con maíz

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    C. Villanueva-Verduzco; I. Meneses-Márquez; J. A. Mejía-Contreras; J. D. Molina-Galán; S. Miranda-Colín

    2006-01-01

    Se determinó el coeficiente de variación (CV) en los caracteres de fruto (número, peso, largo, ancho, color y textura externa), de pulpa (grosor, color y sabor) y de la semilla (peso, largo y ancho), para superficies de 2.7, 5.4, 8.1, 10.8 y 13.5 m2, con el objetivo de conocer el tamaño óptimo de parcela en calabaza (Cucurbita pepo L.) asociada con maíz (Zea mays L.). La investigación se realizó en Chapingo, México, en dos localidades de evaluación: San Martín y Lomas de San Juan. Se utilizar...

  15. Biomarcadores del estado inflamatorio: nexo de unión con la obesidad y complicaciones asociadas

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    Zulet, M A; B. Puchau; Navarro, C; Marti, A.; J. A. Martinez

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo ha consistido en realizar una revisión de los biomarcadores que actualmente se proponen como el nexo de unión entre la inflamación, la obesidad y complicaciones asociadas, seleccionando los estudios llevados a cabo y las cuestiones pendientes. Cada vez hay mayor evidencia científica de que la inflamación puede jugar un papel importante en la etiología de diversas enfermedades crónicas de gran relevancia para la salud pública. En los últimos ...

  16. Effective treatment of common variable immunodeficiency associated diarrhea Diarrea asociada a inmunodeficiencia común variable tratada con budesonida

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    H. Córdova Guevara

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Common variable immunodeficiency disorder (CVID, the commonest symptomatic primary antibody deficiency syndrome, is characterised by recurrent bacterial infections, particularly of the upper and lower airways; it is also associated with an increased incidence of autoimmune and neoplastic disorders. CVID has a high prevalence of infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic gastrointestinal diseases. Up to 60% of the patients with non-treated CVID develop diarrhea and 10% associated idiopathic malabsorption with weight loss. The case of a 50-year-old woman with CVID-associated diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating of one year's duration is reported. An exhaustive evaluation made for secondary causes of her symptoms was unrevealing; she was treated with loperamide and diet, without improvement. She later followed a course of oral budesonide for 3 months; her clinical symptoms disappeared and her quality of life improved. In conclusion, we report the case of a patient with CVID-related chronic diarrhea who responded well to oral budesonide treatment. This outcome provides the gastroenterologist with a new therapeutic option in this difficult group of patients.La inmunodeficiencia común variable (IDCV es la deficiencia primaria de anticuerpos sintomática más frecuente y está caracterizada por infecciones bacterianas recurrentes, especialmente de las vías aéreas superiores e inferiores, y también asociada a incremento de enfermedades autoinmunes y neoplasias. Presenta alta prevalencia de enfermedades gastrointestinales infecciosas, inflamatorias y neoplásicas. Hasta el 60% de los pacientes con IDCV no tratados desarrollan diarrea y el 10% desarrollan malabsorción idiopática asociado a pérdida de peso. Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 50 años con IDCV que presenta diarrea crónica, con dolor y distensión abdominal desde hace 1 año. Realizándose múltiples exploraciones y descartando causas secundarias de diarrea crónica, se inicia

  17. Uso de neumocitos de tipo II en el tratamiento de enfermedades pulmonares asociadas con fibrosis pulmonar

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    Serrano-Mollar, Anna; Closa, Daniel; Bulbena, Oriol

    2005-01-01

    Se describe el empleo de neumocitos tipo II como agentes inhibidores de la proliferación de fibroblastos, por lo que pueden ser utilizados en la elaboración de un medicamento para el tratamientode enfermedades pulmonares que cursan con fibrosis pulmonar.

  18. La osteonecrosis asociada al tratamiento con bisfosfonatos en osteoporosis primaria: Revisión de la literatura

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    A. Outeiriño-Fernández

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento. El propósito de esta revisión es identificar los factores de riesgo que pueden intervenir en el desarrollo de la osteonecrosis maxilar asociada a bisfosfonatos (OMB tras cirugía oral, en pacientes en tratamiento con bisfosfonatos (BP por osteoporosis primaria. Material y métodos. Con el fin de localizar las publicaciones de relevancia se llevó a cabo una búsqueda en bases de datos tanto de ámbito especializado, como general. La estrategia de búsqueda empleada fue osteonecrosis, bisfosfonatos y cirugía oral. Ésta fue limitada a estudios publicados desde el año 2006 a enero de 2012, en inglés y español realizados en humanos, adultos, tratados con bisfosfonatos por osteoporosis primaria y sometidos a cirugía dentoalveolar. Fueron incluidas revisiones sistemáticas, meta-análisis, guías de práctica clínica, ensayos clínicos aleatorizados y series de casos. Resultados. Se seleccionaron un total de 14 artículos (series de casos, que recogían un total de 43 casos de OMB. La mandíbula y la exodoncia fueron la localización y procedimiento odontológico más frecuente en relación con las lesiones descritas. La media de edad de los pacientes fue de 71,94 años, con predilección por el sexo femenino. El alendronato fue el fármaco empleado en la mayoría de los casos y la duración media de tratamiento previa a la aparición de OMB fue de 48,25 meses. Conclusiones. Son necesarios más estudios prospectivos y retrospectivos con un diseño adecuado para evaluar el peso real de cada uno de los factores considerados de riesgo para el desarrollo de la OMB.

  19. Variables asociadas a la cultura innovadora con TIC en escuelas rurales

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    Mª Esther del Moral Pérez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La implantación del programa Escuela 2.0 (2010-2012 supuso un incremento de la dotación tecnológica en las escuelas rurales y exigió una actualización del profesorado para garantizar la integración de las TIC. Con la presente investigación -derivada del proyecto EDU2010-17037, MIC (2011-13- se analizan las opiniones de docentes innovadores (N=30 obtenidas mediante entrevistas semi-estructuradas, y se identifican las variables que -a su juicio- contribuyen en mayor medida a la consolidación de prácticas innovadoras con TIC en las escuelas rurales. Entre los resultados se constata que priorizan la utilidad de éstas, cifrada en el logro de resultados de aprendizaje óptimos, el incremento de la motivación de los alumnos y las oportunidades ofrecidas para potenciar las competencias digitales. También sobredimensionan su sensación de seguridad, derivada de saberse cualificados para manejar las TIC, pudiéndose ver mermada al no tener la garantía de contar con los recursos suficientes ni con la asistencia técnica necesaria que permita su utilización sin incidentes. Además, puntualizan que el reconocimiento de su tarea por parte de la administración, junto con el apoyo de sus colegas y las familias del alumnado, son claves para afianzar su condición de docente innovador. Por ello, demandan un mayor apoyo institucional para que las innovaciones no dependan del voluntarismo, consideran las comunidades de prácticas útiles para unir sinergias entre colegas y evitar el aislamiento, y echan de menos una mayor implicación de las familias. En conclusión, el desarrollo de proyectos innovadores en las escuelas rurales requiere de un clima propicio que ayude a sostener e impulsar la innovación desde el ámbito institucional, dotando al profesorado de una formación adecuada y otorgándole el debido reconocimiento y la remuneración oportuna.

  20. Evaluación de la memoria declarativa asociada con contenido emocional en pacientes lobectomizados

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    Silvia Botelho; Lina María Acevedo Prada; Carlos Arturo Conde Cotes; Jaime Fandiño Franky; Carlos Alberto Bezerra Tomaz

    2008-01-01

    La participación del lóbulo temporal en la memoria para eventos emocionales, ha sido evaluada utilizando la Prueba auditivo-visual, cuyo contenido emocional es presentado en narrativas complejas. El presente estudio examinó si el desempeño en el Token Test, afectaba la retención a largo plazo de información alertante emocionalmente en pacientes con lobectomía temporal unilateral. Se evaluaron 48 participantes, a quienes se les aplicó: Trail Making Test, Token Test y una Prueba ...

  1. Infección natural de chinches Triatominae con Trypanosoma cruzi asociadas a la vivienda humana en México

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    Vidal-Acosta Vianey

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Informar el porcentaje de infección natural de las especies de triatóminos que habitan con mayor frecuencia el medio doméstico y peridoméstico en México, así como dar a conocer las localidades de colecta por estado. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se recibieron muestras de chinches Triatominae en el Departamento de Entomología del Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos, para su determinación taxonómica y la búsqueda parasitoscópica de Trypanosoma cruzi, provenientes de 14 estados del país, de enero de 1993 a diciembre de 1999. Se analizaron en conjunto los resultados obtenidos en esos años. RESULTADOS: De una muestra de 5 399 ejemplares, fueron 13 las especies de triatóminos asociadas a las viviendas. El porcentaje de infección natural tuvo una amplia variación entre las especies. De las estudiadas, nueve se encontraron con infección natural; el mayor porcentaje de infección corresponde a Triatoma pallidipennis, T. picturata, Rhodnius prolixus y T. longipennis. Los estados con mayor porcentaje de infección fueron Nayarit, Morelos y Michoacán. Se presentaron nuevos registros estatales de Triatoma dimidiata, T. gerstaeckeri, T. longipennis, T. mexicana y T. pallidipennis y uno local de Pastrongylus rufotuberculatus. Además, se informa por primera vez la infección natural en algunas de ellas. CONCLUSIONES: Se debe poner mayor énfasis en el estudio de la biología y aspectos bionómicos de los triatóminos y realizar una vigilancia permanente para tener los registros de distribución actualizados, así como para conocer los índices de infección natural por T. cruzi, de las especies domiciliarias, peridomiciliarias y de las que están en proceso de adaptación a la vivienda humana.

  2. Eficiencia de uso de nitrógeno en pasturas de Panicum maximum y Brachiaria sp. Solas y asociadas con Pueraria phaseoloides en la altillanura colombiana.

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    Pérez López, Otoniel

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    En la búsqueda de soluciones para mejorar la eficiencia de uso del nitrógeno en praderas de gramíneas forrajeras promisorias de los géneros Panicum y Brachiaria en monocultivo o asociadas con la leguminosa Pueraria phaseoloides como alternativa para la producción sostenible de carne en la Altillanura Colombiana, se desarrolló el presente trabajo de tesis. A través de cinco capítulos aborda en forma detallada aspectos relacionados con la introducción general al análisis de la...

  3. Especies mexicanas de Curculionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera asociadas con agaves (Asparagaceae: Agavoideae Mexican species of Curculionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera associated to agaves (Asparagaceae: Agavoideae

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    Alberto Romo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron las especies de picudos o gorgojos (Coleoptera: Curculionidae asociadas con agaves (Asparagaceae: Agavoideae en México. Se registraron 5 especies asociadas con especies de Agave, Furcraea, Hesperoyucca, Polianthes y Yucca; de éstas, 4 pertenecen a la subfamilia Dryophthorinae (Scyphophorus acupunctatus, S. yuccae, Rhinostomus frontalis y Cactophagus spinolae y 1 a la Baridinae (Peltophorus polymitus. Se presentan diagnosis, ilustraciones y una clave para la identificación de las 5 especies de curculiónidos asociados con agaves. Se establecen las siguientes sinonimias: Sphenophorus validus LeConte, 1858 = Cactophagus spinolae (Gyllenhal, 1838; y Zygops polymitus seminiveus LeConte, 1884, Z. p. leopardinus Desbrochers, 1891 y Z. p. suffusus Casey, 1892 = Peltophorus polymitus Boheman, 1845.Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae associated with agaves (Asparagaceae: Agavoideae from Mexico are analyzed. Five species were recorded associated with species of Agave, Furcraea, Hesperoyucca, Polianthes, and Yucca. Four of these species belong to the subfamily Dryophthorinae (Scyphophorus acupunctatus, S. yuccae, Rhinostomus frontalis, and Cactophagus spinolae and 1 belongs to the subfamily Baridinae (Peltophorus polymitus. Diagnoses, illustrations and a key are presented for identifying the 5 species of weevils found on agaves. The following synonymies are established: Sphenophorus validus LeConte, 1858 = Cactophagus spinolae (Gyllenhal, 1838; and Zygops polymitus seminiveus LeConte, 1884, Z. p. leopardinus Desbrochers, 1891, and Z. p. suffusus Casey, 1892 = Peltophorus polymitus Boheman, 1845.

  4. Caracterización de pacientes con bronconeumonía bacteriana asociada a la ventilación artificial mecánica

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    Fundamento: las neumonías nosocomiales constituyen hoy en día un problema de salud a nivel mundial. En las unidades de cuidados intensivos de las instituciones hospitalarias ingresa un elevado número de pacientes que requieren ventilación artificial mecánica, factor de riesgo asociado a este tipo de infecciones. Objetivo: caracterizar a los pacientes con neumonías bacterianas asociadas a la ventilación artificial mecánica, ingresados en la sala de cuidados intensivos del Hospital General D...

  5. PROMOCIÓN DEL CRECIMIENTO DE Baccharis macrantha (ASTERACEAE CON BACTERIAS SOLUBILIZADORAS DE FOSFATOS ASOCIADAS A SU RIZOSFERA

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    Luz Marina LIZARAZO FORERO

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue aislar y caracterizar bacterias solubilizadoras de fosfatos (BSF asociadas a la rizosfera de Baccharis macrantha y Viburnum triphyllum, y evaluar su capacidad para solubilizar fosfatos en condiciones in vitro. Además se determinó el efecto de la inoculaciónde las cepas de BSF más eficientes sobre el crecimiento de B. macrantha. Las muestras de suelo rizosférico de B. macrantha y V. triphyllum fueron colectadas en los meses de mayo-período de lluvia y septiembre-período seco del 2012. Para la cuantificación de bacterias heterótrofas cultivables y BSF se empleó el método de recuento en placa en los medios Agar Tripticasa de Soya y Pikovskaya (PVK respectivamente. La capacidad de solubilización de fosfatos de las cepas aisladas se estimó a partir del diámetro de los halos formados alrededor de las colonias en el medio de cultivo PVK después de 7 días de incubación a 28 °C. Los ensayos de inoculación en B. macrantha se realizaron con las BSF más eficientes. La inoculación de las BSF B. firmus y P. fluorescens de forma individual y como inoculante combinado mostro un efecto benéfico, incrementando significativamente el porcentaje de germinación de semillas, la altura de la plántula, la longitud de la raíz y el peso seco de B. macrantha. La inoculación de BSF podría ser considerada una estrategia para mejorar el crecimiento y establecimiento de B. macrantha en pastizales abandonados.Growth Promotion of Baccharis macrantha (Asteraceae by Phosphate Solubilizing Rhizosphere Bacteria     The objectives of this research was to isolate and characterize phosphate solubilizing bacteria (BSF associated to the rhizosphere of Baccharis macrantha and Viburnum triphyllum, and to assess their ability to solubilize phosphate under conditions in vitro. Furthermore to determine the effect of inoculation of the strains BSF more efficient on the growth of B. macrantha. Rhizosphere soil samples of B

  6. Susceptibilidad genética a desarrollar Cáncer de pulmón asociada con el gen polimórfico hidrolasa epoxida

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    Sierra CH.

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    Full Text Available La enzima metabólica hidrolasa epóxida microsomal (mHE está involucrada en biotransforma-ción de carcinógenos del cigarrillo (ej., benzo-a-pireno. Este estudio investigó la susceptibilidad genética a desarrollar cáncer de pulmón asociada con los polimorfismos en los exones 3 y 4 delgen mHE, los cuales confieren reducida e incrementada actividad enzimática respectivamente. Además, se determinó su efecto en la frecuencia de aberraciones cromosómicas (AC como unamedida adicional de riesgo. La población de estudio incluyó 110 pacientes con cáncer de pulmóny 119 fumadores saludables.

  7. PROMOCIÓN DEL CRECIMIENTO DE Baccharis macrantha (ASTERACEAE) CON BACTERIAS SOLUBILIZADORAS DE FOSFATOS ASOCIADAS A SU RIZOSFERA

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    Luz Marina LIZARAZO FORERO; Elsa Giovanna ÁVILA MARTÍNEZ; Francisco CORTÉS PÉREZ

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    El objetivo de esta investigación fue aislar y caracterizar bacterias solubilizadoras de fosfatos (BSF) asociadas a la rizosfera de Baccharis macrantha y Viburnum triphyllum, y evaluar su capacidad para solubilizar fosfatos en condiciones in vitro. Además se determinó el efecto de la inoculaciónde las cepas de BSF más eficientes sobre el crecimiento de B. macrantha. Las muestras de suelo rizosférico de B. macrantha y V. triphyllum fueron colectadas en los meses de mayo-período de lluvia y sep...

  8. Contenido de N, P, K y rendimiento de frambuesa roja (Rubus idaeus L. ‘Autumn bliss’ orgánico asociada con lupino (Lupinus mutabilis Sweet.

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    Enoc Jara-Peña

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se realizó con el objetivo de determinar la respuesta de la frambuesa ‘Autumn Bliss’ productora de otoño a la aplicación de un biofertilizante (vermicomposta asociada con lupino, en condiciones de invernadero en Montecillo, México. En el ensayo se estudiaron 5 niveles de vermicomposta (0, 30, 60, 90 y 120 g maceta–1 y 2 niveles de asociación (con o sin lupino totalizando 10 tratamientos y un tratamiento adicional que consistió de fertilización química (N100 P80 K80 . Como material vegetal se utilizaron brotes adventicios de frambuesa tratadas con frío durante 60 días a 5 °C. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas a los niveles de vermicomposta incorporada al sustrato, y niveles de 60 hasta 90 g maceta–1 favorecieron las mayores concentraciones de N y K en frambuesa. Cuando la frambuesa se asoció con lupino, permitió una mayor acumulación de P, lo que indica una interacción positiva entre estos elementos. El mayor rendimiento en peso y en número de frutos se obtuvo con la aplicación de 90 g maceta–1 de vermicomposta. Sin embargo, cuando la frambuesa se asoció con lupino el mayor rendimiento en peso y en número de frutos se obtuvo con aplicación de 120 g maceta–1 de vermicomposta.

  9. Construcción del cuestionario de “Concepciones sobre inclusión educativa de alumnos con necesidades educativas especiales asociadas a discapacidad intelectual” (CIEDI

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    Constanza San Martín Ulloa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las concepciones del profesorado, entendidas como teorías implícitas, constituyen elementos que pueden favorecer u obstaculizar los procesos de inclusión educativa. Con el propósito de explorar y describir las concepciones que docentes y estudiantes chilenos de pedagogía mantienen sobre la inclusión de alumnos que presentan discapacidad intelectual, y debido a la carencia de instrumentos acordes con este objetivo, se construyó un cuestionario de 25 dilemas, organizados en tres dimensiones de análisis. En este artículo, se describen las fases del proceso de elaboración del cuestionario de “Concepciones sobre inclusión educativa de alumnos con necesidades educativas especiales asociadas a discapacidad intelectual” (CIEDI. Los resultados indicaron que es posible identificar dos perspectivas extremas en las concepciones del profesorado, unas cercanas a planteamientos segregadores y otras más acordes con el paradigma inclusivo. Se advierte una menor consistencia de la teoría interpretativa, lo que podría confirmar su carácter transitorio y evolutivo.

  10. Identificación y clasificación en biotipos de las malezas asociadas con el cultivo de la palma de aceite

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    Carlos Andrés Ariza

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available En dos plantaciones de palma de aceite, ubicadas en los municipios de Villanueva, Casanare, y Barranca de Upía, Meta, (Colombia, zona del Bajo Upía, se realizó un reconocimiento y clasificación en biotipos de las malezas asociadas con la palma de aceite. Para realizar el trabajo se visitaron las dos fincas, y se procedió a recoger muestras y fotografiar las malezas que se encontraban dentro del cultivo, así como en su contorno. La identificación y descripción se realizó siguiendo la metodología binaria latina expuesta por Linneo y especificada en el Código Internacional de Nomenclatura Botánica, reportada para las especies reconocidas, mediante los servicios del herbario de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, y referencias de autores como Doll et al. (1972, Lemus y Lemus (2004, Rentería et al. (2006, Blair y Madrigal (2005, Fuentes et al. (1998, Kress et al. (2004, Becerra y Chaparro (1999 y Genty (1993. Para la agrupación de las malezas en biotipos (lianas, herbáceas, arbustos y árboles se tuvieron en cuenta sus características morfológicas. Se encontraron en  total 195 especies de malezas asociadas con el cultivo de la palma de aceite, 145 dicotiledóneas y 50 monocotiledóneas, pertenecientes a 43 familias.

  11. Atención sostenida asociada con hormonas ováricas en mujeres en la premenopausia y posmenopausia.

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    Elba Pérez Luque

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue asociar la atención sostenida medida con la Prueba de Ejecución Continua con los niveles hormonales de LH, FSH, progesterona, estrona y estradiol en 10 mujeres en la posmenopausia y 10 en la premenopausia. Este último grupo fue evaluado en la fase menstrual, con bajos niveles hormonales y en la fase ovulatoria, con altos niveles hormonales. Se analizó el número de aciertos, errores, omisiones y tiempo de reacción en dos niveles de dificultad de la prueba. El número de aciertos en el segundo nivel de dificultad de la prueba de las mujeres premenopáusicas, en fase ovulatoria, fue mayor (p=0.019 y cometieron menos errores (p=0.019 comparadas con las mujeres en la posmenopausia. En la posmenopausia, el número de aciertos se asoció positivamente con la progesterona (p<0.0001, FSH (p<0.001 y estrona (p<0.0001 y negativamente con LH (p<0.03. En la premenopausia, en fase menstrual, los aciertos se asociaron negativamente con progesterona (p<0.0001, LH (p<0.0001 y estrona (p<0.0001. En la fase ovulatoria, los aciertos se asociaron positivamente con FSH (p<0.0001, progesterona (p<0.0001 y estrona (p<0.0001 y negativamente con LH (p<0.0001. Estos resultados sugieren que las hormonas sexuales pueden influir en la atención sostenida en mujeres en la transición hacia la menopausia.

  12. Hemorragias intracraneales de carácter evitable asociadas a anticoagulantes orales en pacientes con fibrilación auricular Avoidable intracranial hemorrhages associated with oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation

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    A. García Luque; J. Torello Iserte; J.R. Castillo Ferrando

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    Introducción y objetivo: El aumento de la prescripción de anticoagulantes orales ha provocado un aumento de hemorragias intracraneales, la reacción adversa más grave asociada a este grupo farmacológico. El objetivo del estudio es evaluar el carácter evitable de hemorragias intracraneales asociada a anticoagulantes orales que causan ingreso hospitalario en pacientes con fibrilación auricular. Método: Supervisión de las historias clínicas de los pacientes que ingresaron en los Hospitales Univer...

  13. Desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras de Cuba (Metabolic imbalances and minerals deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders in dairy cattle in Cuba)

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    García Díaz, Juan R; Silveira Prado, Enrique A; Cuesta Mazorra, Mario; Quiñones Ramos, Reinaldo; Hernández Barreto, Miguel A.; Mollineda Trujillo, Ángel

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    ResumenEl objetivo de este estudio fue diagnosticar los principales desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a los problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras mestizas Holstein x Cebú en un sistema de producción con amamantamiento restringido en la región central de Cuba.SummaryThe objective of this study was to diagnose the principal metabolic imbalances and deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders especially due to mineral deficien...

  14. CELLULAR FETAL MICROCHIMERISM IN PREECLAMPSIA

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    Gammill, Hilary S; Aydelotte, Tessa M.; Guthrie, Katherine A.; Nkwopara, Evangelyn C.; Nelson, J. Lee

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    Previous studies have shown elevated concentrations of free fetal deoxyribonucleic acid and erythroblasts in maternal circulation in preeclampsia compared with normal pregnancy. Pluripotent and immunocompetent fetal cells also transfer to the maternal circulation during pregnancy, but whether concentrations of fetal mononuclear cells also differed in preeclampsia was unknown. We sought to quantify cellular fetal microchimerism in maternal circulation in women with preeclampsia and healthy con...

  15. Análisis morfológico de escarpas asociadas a una falla de intraplaca con actividad cuaternaria: falla Las lagunas, Córdoba

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    Diego Villalba

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la presente contribución es, mediante el análisis cuantitativo de la morfología de escarpas de falla desarrolladas sobre sedimentos cuaternarios, estimar las edades de las reactivaciones prehistóricas e históricas de la falla Las Lagunas. El área de estudio se ubica al SO del departamento Río Cuarto, en el sector pedemontano de la sierra de Comechingones entre las localidades de Achiras y Sampacho, a 33° 18' S y 64° 49´ O, región central de Argentina. El análisis morfológico cuantitativo se realizó mediante la obtención de perfiles topográficos de detalle transversales a la traza de la estructura y la aplicación de curvas de regresión para determinar sus edades. Esto permitió interpretar que las evidencias de deformación mecánica, ruptura en superficie, corresponden a, al menos, cuatro fuertes terremotos asociados a esta falla con ocurrencia en los últimos 10 ka. Con esta información se elaboró una curva de aproximación característica para rupturas en superficie, asociadas a esta falla, de edades menores o iguales a 100 años.

  16. Concepciones teóricas de Neuman asociadas con la prevención de las úlceras por presión: un estudio de caso

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    Jairo Edielson Rodrigues Barbosa de Sousa

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    Full Text Available Relato de caso que tiene como objetivo mostrar cómo el uso de la Teoría de Neuman asociada con la prevención de las úlceras por presión (UPP utilizando la Escala de Braden como estándar clínico, es eficaz para reducir la incidencia de UPP en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. Se presenta el caso de una anciana de 94 años, ingresada por insuficiencia respiratoria aguda, con diagnósticos asociados de neumonía y diabetes descompensada en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI de un hospital en Teresina, Piauí, Brasil. Durante los 64 días en que estuvo en la UCI, aunque que tuviera muchos factores de riesgo, no ha presentado ninguna UPP, mostrando cómo las medidas preventivas que fueron llevadas a cabo han sido eficaces para la prevención.

  17. Osteonecrosis de los maxilares asociada a denosumab en una paciente con osteoporosis: un caso clínico

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    Blas Garcia Garcia

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    Full Text Available Desde la comercialización de fármacos que actúan sobre el remodelado óseo se han registrado numerosos casos de osteonecrosis de los maxilares (ONM, pero hasta hace poco solo se habían descrito casos de ONM asociados a la administración de bifosfonatos. Con la introducción de nuevos agentes antirresortivos han aparecido varios casos de ONM asociados a denosumab. Presentamos el caso de una paciente de 84 años con osteoporosis, que presentó osteonecrosis mandibular tras la colocación de 6 implantes 5 meses después de la administración de denosumab. Una ortopantomografía y una TC mostraron pérdida ósea de la cresta mandibular y exposición ósea periimplantar. Tras el tratamiento conservador con antibióticos y la suspensión de denosumab, se inició el tratamiento con teriparatida reduciéndose la infección del hueso necrótico y se observó nueva remodelación ósea. La patogénesis de la ONM por denosumab no está claramente definida, pero parece que la tasa del éxito de curación es superior a la ONM por bifosfonatos.

  18. Caracterización de las mutaciones en el gen rpoβ asociadas a la rifampicina en pacientes con tuberculosis pulmonar

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    Juan Agapito

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La resistencia a rifampicina en M. tuberculosis involucra mutaciones en el gen rpoβ que codifica a la subunidad β de la ARN polimerasa. Objetivo: Identificar las mutaciones del gen rpoβ , en cepas de M. tuberculosis asociadas con resistencia a rifampicina aisladas de la Subregiσn de Salud Lima Norte, Perϊ. Materiales y métodos: Se cultivó en Lowestein - Jenseen 73 muestras de esputo de pacientes con tuberculosis pulmonar. A 62, con más de 10 colonias por tubo, se les comprobó susceptibilidad a isoniazida, rifampicina, estreptomicina y etambutol. Se realizó la extracción de ADN por PCR, clonación en el vector pGEM-T, transformación, selección de clonas recombinantes y secuenciamiento del ADN plasmídico para la determinación de los polimorfismos del gen rpoβ. Resultados: 52 (83,9% cepas fueron resistentes a rifampicina (Rif r y 10 (16,1% susceptibles (Rif s . Se encontró alteraciones en el gen rpoβ en 51 de 52 cepas Rif r Se identificaron 20 mutaciones. Las mutaciones mαs frecuentes fueron encontradas en los codones Ser-531 (62,7%, His-526 (15,7%, Asp-516 (11,8% y Gln-513 (5,9%. No se observσ mutaciσn alguna en las 10 cepas Rif s. 94,2% de nuestras cepas Rif r fueron también resistentes a isoniazida. Conclusiones: Se encontraron mutaciones en el gen rpoB de casi todas las cepas Rif r ; asimismo, casi todas las cepas Rif r fueron también resistentes a isoniazida.

  19. Estudio de un brote de bacteremia secundaria asociada con nutrición parenteral en una unidad de recién nacidos de tercer nivel.

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    Jaime A. del Río

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Ante la evidencia de un brote de bacteremia secundaria neonatal, en la Unidad de Recién Nacidos, Hospital de Caldas, Manizales, se realizó un estudio de casos y controles 1:4, para determinar la asociación de factores de riesgo importantes para los pediatras como nutrición parenteral, terapia respiratoria, tubo orotraqueal, cámara cefálica, parto vaginal, la aplicación de hemoderivado, remisión de otra unidad, leche materna por sonda, peso y edad. Como definición de caso se adoptó la clínica con por lo menos dos hemocultivos positivos, patógeno de piel hemocultivado y germen aislado en sangre sin foco definido. Los 19 controles se tomaron al azar de los recién nacidos que se encontraban hospitalizados por otras causas diferentes o relacionadas con la patología. Se realizó una regresión logística paso a paso, para determinar los eventos causales. Los gérmenes hemocultivados fueron Escherichia coli, Enterobacter gergoviae, E. aerogenes y E. cloacae. La edad promedio de los casos fue 30.6 semanas, en los controles 36.6 meses (p 0.2 NS. Peso promedio de los casos 1,385 g contra 2,621 g en los controles. Se encontró asociada la nutrición parenteral con el brote OR=15 (IC=1-482 p 0.027 S. Otros factores como la edad y el peso fueron de confusión. En cuanto a la nutrición parenteral, se corroboró su implicación, porque al revisar de inmediato el proceso de nutrición parenteral se encontró que los productos sobrantes se estaban almacenando y reutilizando hasta por 30 días.

  20. [Relationship between dyslipidemia and severity in preeclampsia].

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    Duarte-Mote, Jesús; Perez-Torres, Carolina; Espinosa-López, Rogelio; Eng-Castro, Víctor Lee; Calvo-Colindres, Jesús; Sánchez-Rojas, Graciela; Romero-Figueroa, Maria del Socorro

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    Introducción: se ha identificado que los valores del colesterol y los triglicéridos (TG) son más altos en la preeclampsia que en el embarazo normal; sin embargo, aún no está claro si estos niveles tienen relación con la gravedad del proceso. El objetivo del estudio fue determinar si existe relación entre la dislipidemia y la gravedad en la preeclampsia. Métodos: estudio transversal comparativo en 200 pacientes, 100 con embarazo normal y 100 con preeclampsia. Se identificó edad, antecedentes ginecoobstétricos, colesterol total y TG. Se utilizó estadística descriptiva: t de Student para comparar el grupo de pacientes con preeclampsia y embarazos normales, y ANOVA y razón de momios para el subanálisis de preeclampsia leve y severa. Resultados: no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en edad, ni en colesterol. Los TG presentaron una diferencia estadísticamente significativa: fueron más altos en relación con la gravedad de la preeclampsia (embarazo normal 245 mg, preeclampsia leve 308 mg y preeclampsia severa 349 mg). Conclusión: los niveles elevados de colesterol y TG en pacientes con preeclampsia no demostraron consistencia en relación con la gravedad de la preeclampsia.

  1. Infección natural de chinches Triatominae con Trypanosoma cruzi asociadas a la vivienda humana en México

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    Vidal-Acosta Vianey; Ibáñez-Bernal Sergio; Martínez-Campos Carmen

    2000-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Informar el porcentaje de infección natural de las especies de triatóminos que habitan con mayor frecuencia el medio doméstico y peridoméstico en México, así como dar a conocer las localidades de colecta por estado. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se recibieron muestras de chinches Triatominae en el Departamento de Entomología del Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos, para su determinación taxonómica y la búsqueda parasitoscópica de Trypanosoma cruzi, provenientes de 14 estados...

  2. Variables psicosociales asociadas con el grado de aceptación de la orientación sexual no heterosexual

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    Elvia Vargas-Trujillo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el grado de aceptación de la orientación sexual no-heterosexual de un grupo de jóvenes bogotanos y su relación con algunas variables psicosociales. Se conformó una muestra de conveniencia de 88 jóvenes no heterosexuales (60 hombres y 28 mujeres, entre los 18 y los 25 años de edad, de estratos 3, 4, 5 y 6. Se utilizó un cuestionario de autoreporte diseñado para este estudio. Se encontró que el grado de aceptación de la orientación sexual se puede predecir a partir de la homofobia internalizada. Los resultados corroboran los hallazgos de investigaciones realizadas en otros países sobre la asociación positiva significativa del grado de aceptación de la orientación no heterosexual con la autoestima y la percepción de apoyo social.

  3. Nutritional assessment associated with length of inpatients' hospital stay Evaluación nutricional asociada con la estancia hospitalaria

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    H. G. Valente da Silva

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluate the nutritional status of patients on hospital admission, identify the length of hospital stay and identify the parameters of nutritional assessment that are most closely related with the length of stay (LOS. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 278 hospitalized patients evaluated patients´ nutritional status in the 48 hours after admission and their LOS after discharge. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters, related to nutrition status were analyzed, such as: weight, height, arm circumference (AC, waist circumference (WC, triceps skinfold thickness (TST, mild arm muscle circumference (MAMC, albumin (Alb and hemoglobin (HB. Body mass index (BMI was used to classify the nutritional status. All the nutritional factors except type of disease, gender and age were associated with LOS. The chi-square, Student-t, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and binary logistic multivariate tests were used in the statistical analyses. Results: The majority of patients was male (53%, elderly (56% and had neoplasm (19.4%. Undernutrition was higher in the elderly (p Objetivo: Evaluar el estado nutricional de los pacientes ingresados en el hospital, identificar la duración de la estancia hospitalaria e identificar los parámetros de la evaluación nutricional que se relacionen más estrechamente con la duración de la estancia (DE. Métodos: Se evaluó en un estudio transversal con 278 pacientes hospitalizados el estado nutricional en las 48 horas siguientes al ingreso y su DE tras el alta. Se analizaron los parámetros antropométricos y bioquímicos en relación con el estado nutricional, tales como: peso, talla, circunferencia del brazo (CB, circunferencia de la cintura (CC, el grosor del pliegue cutáneo tricipital (GPT, la circunferencia de la musculatura del brazo (CMB, la albúmina (Alb y la hemoglobina (HB. Se empleó el índice de masa corporal (IMC para clasificar el estado nutricional. Todos los factores nutricionales salvo el tipo de

  4. Preeclampsia como factor de riesgo independiente para el trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad. Estudio de casos y controles. Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    Yuly Andrea Castellanos-Castellanos; Mauricio Escobar-Sánchez; María Carolina Páez-Leal; Luis Alfonso Díaz-Martínez; Carlos Andrés Arias-Duran; Derlly Marcela Espitia-Orejarena; Jesica Lisette Forero-Parada

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: El trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad es una condición mental que afecta a niños y adolescentes con prevalencia estimada de 5.3% en la población mundial y en Colombia es de 19-24% en hombres y 10-12% en mujeres. Su etiología es multifactorial, entre ellos se encuentra la hipoxia como factor del medio ambiente uterino; presentándose en entidades como la preeclampsia, donde se ha considerado determinante en el desarrollo del trastorno por dé...

  5. Condiciones locales de vulnerabilidad asociadas con dengue en dos comunidades de Morelos Local conditions of vulnerability associated with dengue in two communities of Morelos

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    Silvia Chuc

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar las condiciones de vulnerabilidad asociadas con la ocurrencia de dengue en dos localidades de Morelos en los años 2006 a 2009. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: se aplicó una encuesta sobre conocimientos, percepción de riesgo, prácticas de prevención y uso del agua en dos localidades de Morelos. Mediante un análisis de componentes principales, se construyó un índice de vulnerabilidad local al dengue (IVL. La asociación del IVL con la enfermedad en la vivienda se evaluó mediante una prueba de ji cuadrada. RESULTADOS: El IVL incluyó cinco componentes explicando el 63% de la varianza y fue clasificado en tres categorías: baja, media y alta. Se observó una asociación significativa entre el aumento de la vulnerabilidad y la prevalencia del reporte de casos de dengue en las localidades. CONCLUSIÓN: El estudio de la vulnerabilidad al dengue permite identificar necesidades locales específicas en materia de promoción de la salud.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the vulnerability associated with the occurrence of dengue in two villages of Morelos, Mexico from 2006 to 2009. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A survey on knowledge, risk perception, prevention practices and water use was applied in two villages of Morelos. Using a principal component analysis, an index of local vulnerability to dengue (IVL was constructed. The association of IVL with the disease at home was assessed using a Chi-square test. RESULTS: The IVL included five components explaining 63% of the variance and was classified in three categories: low, medium and high. There was a significant association between increased vulnerability and prevalence of reported cases of dengue in Temixco and Tlaquiltenango. CONCLUSION: The study of vulnerability to dengue allows us to identify local needs in the field of health promotion.

  6. Biomarcadores del estado inflamatorio: nexo de unión con la obesidad y complicaciones asociadas Inflammatory biomarkers: the link between obesity and associated pathologies

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    M.ª A. Zulet

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo ha consistido en realizar una revisión de los biomarcadores que actualmente se proponen como el nexo de unión entre la inflamación, la obesidad y complicaciones asociadas, seleccionando los estudios llevados a cabo y las cuestiones pendientes. Cada vez hay mayor evidencia científica de que la inflamación puede jugar un papel importante en la etiología de diversas enfermedades crónicas de gran relevancia para la salud pública. En los últimos años, distintos estudios han sugerido que la obesidad podría ser un desorden inflamatorio. Asimismo, el estrés oxidativo se ha propuesto como un potencial inductor de la inflamación y de la susceptibilidad a la obesidad y patología asociadas. Entre los biomarcadores relacionados con la obesidad, la resistencia insulínica, las enfermedades cardiovasculares y el síndrome metabólico se encuentran: el factor de necrosis tumoral alfa, interleuquinas 6 y 18, angiotensinógeno, factor de crecimiento TGF-beta, inhibidor de la activación del plasminógeno, leptina, resistina, proteína C reactiva, amiloide A, ácido siálico, marcadores de disfunción endotelial (factor von Willebrand, ICAMs, vCAMs factor 3 del sistema del complemento, haptoglobina, glicoproteína zinc-alfa2, eotaxina, visfatina, apelina, alfa1-antitripsina, vaspina, omentina, proteína transportadora de retinol 4, ceruloplasmina, adiponectina y desnutrina. Algunos de estos biomarcadores son buenos predictores de riesgo cardiovascular (inhibidor de la activación de plasminógeno 1, angiotensinógeno, fibrinógeno, ácido siálico, factor 3 del complemento y proteína C reactiva, adiposidad (leptina, visfatina, resistina, haptoglobina y/o resistencia insulínica (ácido siálico, proteína C reactiva, inhibidor de la activación de plasminógeno 1, factor von Willebrand. Sin embargo, todavía queda por dilucidar el papel de muchos de ellos en la etiología de la obesidad y comorbilidades asociadas en

  7. Características asociadas al riesgo de suicidio evaluado clínicamente en personas con intento reciente

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    Diana Restrepo

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    OBJETIVOS: en un grupo de individuos que ingresaron por intento de suicidio a los servicios de urgencias de diferentes centros asistenciales de la ciudad de Medellín, se describen las características de aquellos clasificados en la evaluación clínica psiquiátrica como de alto o bajo riesgo de reincidencia.

    MÉTODOS: es un estudio de corte transversal. Se hizo entrevista psiquiátrica a 238 individuos con intento de suicidio reciente para clasificarlos en dos grupos, de alto o bajo riesgo de reincidencia, y se aplicó el instrumento de autorreporte “Inventario de Razones para Vivir” (RFL. Posteriormente, se compararon las características de ambos grupos.

    RESULTADOS: el 60,5% de los participantes se consideraron de alto riesgo de suicidio y los factores que se encontraron asociados fueron: trastorno depresivo mayor (OR = 5,78; IC 95%: 3,01-11,2, método violento (OR = 5,21; IC 95%: 1,89-14,37, intoxicación por sustancias psicoactivas durante el intento (OR = 2,46; IC 95%: 1,07-5,64 y puntaje bajo en el “Inventario de Razones para Vivir” (OR = 0,47; IC 95%: 0,34-0,66

    CONCLUSIONES: aunque los resultados no son generalizables, son similares a los encontrados en otros lugares. Es necesario hacer estudios longitudinales que permitan determinar la utilidad de estas características para predecir conductas suicidas.

  8. Implicación de rs924607 del gen CEP72 en la neurotoxicidad asociada a la vincristina en pacientes con leucemia linfoblastica aguda (LLA)

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    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo se trata de un estudio estadístico de asociación entre el genotipo del SNP rs924607 presente en la región promotora del gen CEP72, y la neurotoxicidad asociada a la vincristina, en pacientes pediátricos de Leucemia Linfoblástica Aguda. El objetivo es determinar si el alelo presente en dicho SNP puede ser empleado como biomarcador para predecir la neurotoxicidad asociada a la vincristina.

  9. Accesibilidad en el proceso de admisión a la Universidad de Costa Rica, de la población estudiantil con necesidades educativas especiales asociadas o no a discapacidad

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    Laura Stiller González; Martha Gross Martínez

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    En el presente artículo se identifican aspectos conceptuales y pragmáticos del acceso al proceso de admisión a la Universidad de Costa Rica. Se rescata el marco legal y las acciones que fortalecen la inclusión a la educación superior. Se visualiza el papel de la Universidad de Costa Rica, en sus esfuerzos por hacer efectiva una universidad inclusiva, con alternativas y propuestas acordes a los requerimientos de la población estudiantil con necesidades educativas especiales asociadas o no a di...

  10. Desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras de Cuba (Metabolic imbalances and minerals deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders in dairy cattle in Cuba

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    García Díaz, Juan R

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl objetivo de este estudio fue diagnosticar los principales desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a los problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras mestizas Holstein x Cebú en un sistema de producción con amamantamiento restringido en la región central de Cuba.SummaryThe objective of this study was to diagnose the principal metabolic imbalances and deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders especially due to mineral deficiency in crossbreed (Holstein × Cebu dairy cows under restrained system of production in the central region of Cuba.

  11. Preeclampsia como factor de riesgo independiente para el trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad. Estudio de casos y controles. Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    Yuly Andrea Castellanos-Castellanos

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad es una condición mental que afecta a niños y adolescentes con prevalencia estimada de 5.3% en la población mundial y en Colombia es de 19-24% en hombres y 10-12% en mujeres. Su etiología es multifactorial, entre ellos se encuentra la hipoxia como factor del medio ambiente uterino; presentándose en entidades como la preeclampsia, donde se ha considerado determinante en el desarrollo del trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad, siendo importante evaluar su asociación. Objetivo: Determinar la asociación entre el diagnóstico trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad y el antecedente perinatal de preeclampsia. Metodología: Estudio de casos y controles retrospectivo de 411 casos de trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad y 404 controles no emparentados sin trastorno ni otros trastornos disruptivos del comportamiento. La evaluación psiquiátrica se hizo entre el 2005–2011, mediante entrevista estructurada que incluyó indagar el antecedente de preeclamsia en el embarazo de cada paciente. Resultados: El antecedente de preeclampsia se presentó en el 3.7% de los pacientes con trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad y en el 5.5% de los controles (OR 0.66, IC95% 0.34 – 1.29; p=0.221. Esta falta de asociación se mantuvo luego de ajustar por género, ser adoptado, haber nacido por cesárea y edad de inicio del trastorno que llevó a consultar al paciente (OR 0.51, IC95% 0.22 – 1.17; p=0.115. Conclusión: El estudio no encontró significancia estadística entre el antecedente de preeclampsia materna y el trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad como factor principalmente asociado en la muestra de pacientes seleccionados.

  12. Preeclampsia 2012

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    Elosha Eiland

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a common complication of pregnancy associated with high maternal morbidity and mortality and intrauterine fetal growth restriction. There is extensive evidence that the reduction of uteroplacental blood flow in this syndrome results from the toxic combination of hypoxia, imbalance of angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors, inflammation, and deranged immunity. Women treated for preeclampsia also have an increased risk for cardiovascular and renal disease. At present it is unclear if the increased cardiovascular and renal disease risks are due to residual and or progressive effects of endothelial damage from the preeclampsia or from shared risk factors between preeclampsia and cardiac disease. Moreover, it appears that endothelin-1 signaling may play a central role in the hypertension associated with preeclampsia. In this paper, we discuss emerging data on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia and review therapeutic options.

  13. Comportamiento gráfico de la presión arterial diastólica durante el embarazo en gestantes con riesgo de preeclampsia.

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    Julián A. Herrera

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio prospectivo incluyendo 3,670 gestantes sanas de bajo nivel socioeconómico en control prenatal en 132 centros de salud y hospitales de empresas sociales del Estado en siete departamentos del occidente de Colombia. El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el comportamiento gráfico de la presión arterial diastólica (PAD en el embarazo de pacientes que desarrollaban preeclampsia. Se establecieron los percentiles de PAD por cada semana de edad gestacional con respecto a la presentación o no de la enfermedad. Con la técnica exploratoria de datos se delimitó una zona de bajo y alto riesgo en el seguimiento gráfico de la PAD con respecto al desarrollo de la enfermedad. La edad promedio de las gestantes fue 24 años, 1080 (29.4 % eran primigrávidas, 620 (16.9% de raza negra, 161 (4.4% de raza indígena, y 198 (5.4% adolescentes menores de 16 años. En 313 (8.5% gestantes hubo preeclampsia con un promedio de presión arterial diastólica en el transcurso del embarazo de 77.8 ± 12.1 comparada con 69.1 ± 9.9 en quienes no la desarrollaron (p< 0.01. El no mantener el descenso fisiológico de la PAD en el segundo trimestre , observado gráficamente como un progreso de una zona de bajo a alto riesgo se presentó en 24.5% de las gestantes que desarrollaron la enfermedad comparado con 6% de gestantes que mantuvieron el descenso fisiológico y desarrollaron la enfermedad (p< 0.01. Los resultados de este estudio demostraron que el comportamiento gráfico de la PAD anormal descubierto con el no mantenimiento del descenso fisiológico en el segundo trimestre del embarazo puede alertar al equipo de salud sobre el riesgo de la enfermedad.

  14. Hyperinfection by Strongyloides stercoralis probably associated with Rituximab in a patient with mantle cell lymphoma and hyper eosinophilia Hiperinfección por Strongyloides stercoralis probablemente asociada con Rituximab en una paciente con linfoma e hipereosinofilia

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    Renzo Nino Incani

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    Full Text Available The first report to our knowledge, of hyperinfection by Strongyloides stercoralis (HS and hypereosinophilia, associated to immune suppression by Rituximab (the only drug received for the last one year and 10 months, in a patient with mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL, is presented. The patient has a 3-year history of MCL, and developed two accesses of HS during 2008, including meningitis, pneumonia and presence of larvae of S. stercoralis in the lungs. We had a unique chance to look at cytotoxicity of filariform larvae in the expectoration after Ivermectin treatment, showing immobilization and death of larvae, associated with eosinophils attached to the cuticle of the parasite.Se presenta el primer reporte, hasta donde tengamos información, de hiperinfección por Strongyloides stercoralis (HS e hipereosinofilia asociados a inmunosupresión por Rituximab (el único medicamento recibido durante 1 año y 10 meses, en un paciente con linfoma de células del manto (LCM. La paciente tuvo una historia de 3 años con LCM, y desarrolló 2 accesos de HS durante el 2008, incluyendo meningitis, neumonía y presencia de larvas de S. stercoralis en los pulmones. Se tuvo la oportunidad única de observar la citotoxicidad contra las larvas filariformes en la expectoración, luego del tratamiento con Ivermectina, mostrando la inmovilización y muerte de las larvas, asociada a la presencia de eosinófilos adheridos a la cutícula del parásito.

  15. Infección natural de chinches Triatominae con Trypanosoma cruzi asociadas a la vivienda humana en México Natural infection of Triatominae bugs in Mexican dwellings

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    Vianey Vidal-Acosta

    2000-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Informar el porcentaje de infección natural de las especies de triatóminos que habitan con mayor frecuencia el medio doméstico y peridoméstico en México, así como dar a conocer las localidades de colecta por estado. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se recibieron muestras de chinches Triatominae en el Departamento de Entomología del Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos, para su determinación taxonómica y la búsqueda parasitoscópica de Trypanosoma cruzi, provenientes de 14 estados del país, de enero de 1993 a diciembre de 1999. Se analizaron en conjunto los resultados obtenidos en esos años. RESULTADOS: De una muestra de 5 399 ejemplares, fueron 13 las especies de triatóminos asociadas a las viviendas. El porcentaje de infección natural tuvo una amplia variación entre las especies. De las estudiadas, nueve se encontraron con infección natural; el mayor porcentaje de infección corresponde a Triatoma pallidipennis, T. picturata, Rhodnius prolixus y T. longipennis. Los estados con mayor porcentaje de infección fueron Nayarit, Morelos y Michoacán. Se presentaron nuevos registros estatales de Triatoma dimidiata, T. gerstaeckeri, T. longipennis, T. mexicana y T. pallidipennis y uno local de Pastrongylus rufotuberculatus. Además, se informa por primera vez la infección natural en algunas de ellas. CONCLUSIONES: Se debe poner mayor énfasis en el estudio de la biología y aspectos bionómicos de los triatóminos y realizar una vigilancia permanente para tener los registros de distribución actualizados, así como para conocer los índices de infección natural por T. cruzi, de las especies domiciliarias, peridomiciliarias y de las que están en proceso de adaptación a la vivienda humana.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of infection with Trypanosoma cruzi in Triatominae species frequently found in and around Mexican dwellings, and to assess the frequency of Triatominae in towns by state. MATERIAL AND METHODS

  16. Preeclampsia Research

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  17. COMPOSICIÓN QUIMICA DE LA LECHE, DIGESTIBILIDAD in vitro DE LA MATERIA SECA Y PRODUCCIÓN EN VACAS ALIMENTADAS CON GRAMÍNEAS SOLAS O ASOCIADAS CON Lotus uliginosus

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    A. Morales

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo evaluar el uso de la leguminosa Lotus uliginosus como alternativa de inclusión dentro de las praderas en dos ecorregiones estratégicas de la sabana de Bogotá. en cada finca se evaluaron cuatro tratamientos: 1 kikuyo solo (P. clandestinum, 2 kikuyo asociado con trébol pata de pájaro ( P.clandes-tinum + L. uliginosus, 3 festuca alta sola (F. arundinacea y 4 Festuca alta asociada con trébol pata de pájaro (F. arundinacea + L. uliginosus. el número de bovinos varió de acuerdo a la capacidad de carga de cada finca. se utilizaron animales que se encontraban en el segundo tercio de lactancia durante un período experimental de siete días. en cada tratamiento se determinó la producción (L/día y calidad de leche (% de grasa, proteína y sólidos totales; en la pastura se evaluó la composición química (Ms, Fdn, Fda y la digestibilidad in vitro de la materia seca (divMs. se midió el consumo voluntario. en la finca Megaleche la producción de biomasa presentó diferencias significativas (P<0,05 entre los tratamientos destacándose el tratamiento del kikuyo solo; la calidad nutricional de las pasturas también presentó diferencias (P<0,04 destacándose el tratamiento de kikuyo + trébol pata de pájaro, asociación que también se destacó en consumo voluntario (P< 0.05 y producción de leche (P<0,05. en la finca Colega el contenido de proteína del forraje presentó diferencias cuando las gramíneas se asociaron con el trébol pata de pájaro (P<0,001. se concluyó que la introducción del Lotus en las praderas mejoró la producción de leche y consumo de materia seca en los animales.

  18. Preeclampsia 2012

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    Eiland, Elosha; Nzerue, Chike; Faulkner, Marquetta

    2012-01-01

    Preeclampsia is a common complication of pregnancy associated with high maternal morbidity and mortality and intrauterine fetal growth restriction. There is extensive evidence that the reduction of uteroplacental blood flow in this syndrome results from the toxic combination of hypoxia, imbalance of angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors, inflammation, and deranged immunity. Women treated for preeclampsia also have an increased risk for cardiovascular and renal disease. At present it is unclea...

  19. Emotional dysfunction associated with diabetes in Mexican adolescents and young adults with type-1 diabetes Disfunción emocional asociada a diabetes en adolescentes y adultos jóvenes mexicanos con diabetes tipo 1

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    Israel Lerman-Garber

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the emotional dysfunction associated with diabetes in Mexican young individuals with type-1 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to perform a complete clinical and psychosocial evaluation of 93 consecutive type-1 diabetes patients, aged 14 to 30 years. RESULTS: Adolescents had higher scores of emotional dysfunction related to diabetes and a diminished knowledge in diabetes-related areas. A multivariate logistic regression model showed that an inadequate emotional response to diabetes (high problem areas in diabetes or PAID scores was mainly associated with a poor glycemic control (OR=2.9, 95% CI 0.9-9.7, p=0.09. Apprehension about the future and the possibility of serious complications had the highest mean PAID score in all age groups. CONCLUSIONS: New strategies should be developed to improve the routine care and support of young individuals with type-1 diabetes.OBJETIVO: Investigar la disfunción emocional asociada con la diabetes en jóvenes mexicanos con diabetes tipo 1. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal que incluyó la evaluación clínica y psicosocial de 93 pacientes con diabetes tipo 1 con edades comprendidas entre los 14 y los 30 años. RESULTADOS: Los adolescentes como grupo presentaron mayor disfunción emocional asociada con la diabetes y menores conocimientos en las diferentes áreas de diabetes. En un análisis de regresión logística multivariado, una respuesta emocional inadecuada (calificación alta de áreas problema en diabetes o PAID, por sus siglas en inglés, se asoció principalmente con un mal control glucémico (OR=2.9; 95% CI 0.9-9.7 p=0.09. La preocupación acerca del futuro y la posibilidad de desarrollar complicaciones se asoció con las calificaciones más altas de PAID en todos los grupos de edad. CONCLUSIONES: Es una imperiosa necesidad desarrollar nuevas estrategias que permitan mejorar el cuidado y brindar más apoyo a los jóvenes con diabetes tipo

  20. Biomarcadores del estado inflamatorio: nexo de unión con la obesidad y complicaciones asociadas Inflammatory biomarkers: the link between obesity and associated pathologies

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    M.ª A. Zulet; B. Puchau; Navarro, C; Martí, A.; J. A. Martínez

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo ha consistido en realizar una revisión de los biomarcadores que actualmente se proponen como el nexo de unión entre la inflamación, la obesidad y complicaciones asociadas, seleccionando los estudios llevados a cabo y las cuestiones pendientes. Cada vez hay mayor evidencia científica de que la inflamación puede jugar un papel importante en la etiología de diversas enfermedades crónicas de gran relevancia para la salud pública. En los últimos años, distintos estudios...

  1. Hemorragias intracraneales de carácter evitable asociadas a anticoagulantes orales en pacientes con fibrilación auricular Avoidable intracranial hemorrhages associated with oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation

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    A. García Luque

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivo: El aumento de la prescripción de anticoagulantes orales ha provocado un aumento de hemorragias intracraneales, la reacción adversa más grave asociada a este grupo farmacológico. El objetivo del estudio es evaluar el carácter evitable de hemorragias intracraneales asociada a anticoagulantes orales que causan ingreso hospitalario en pacientes con fibrilación auricular. Método: Supervisión de las historias clínicas de los pacientes que ingresaron en los Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío (01/01/03 al 31/03/07 con hemorragia intracraneal y fibrilación auricular; considerando hemorragia intracraneal asociada a anticoagulantes orales aquellas con una relación ≥ posible al aplicar el algoritmo de causalidad del Sistema Español de Farmacovigilancia. Para valorar el carácter evitable de la hemorragia intracraneal se ha estudiado la relación beneficio/riesgo del uso de anticoagulantes orales. Resultados: Al menos 20/57 (35,1% hemorragias intracraneales asociadas a anticoagulantes orales pudieron ser potencialmente evitables, de las cuales en 7/20 (35% el desenlace fue mortal, presentando secuelas 8/13 (61,5% de los supervivientes. El fármaco sospechoso de interaccionar con anticoagulantes orales referenciado con mayor frecuencia fue el omeprazol, 11/57 (19%, a pesar de estar documentada esta interacción como altamente probable en la Bibliografía y en los protocolos del Hospital. Conclusiones: La relación beneficio/riesgo del uso de anticoagulantes orales, el control estricto del Índice Normalizado Internacional, junto con las posibles interacciones medicamentosas deben ser evaluadas de forma individualizada y periódicamente para minimizar el riesgo de hemorragia intracraneal, que en un porcentaje elevado de casos es una reacción adversa potencialmente evitable y mortal.Introduction and objectives: The increase in oral anticoagulants prescription has caused an increase in intracranial hemorrhages

  2. Síndrome HELLP: una forma de manifestación dela preeclampsia

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    Luis F. Restrepo

    1989-01-01

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    Se presenta una paciente del Servicio de Obstetricia y Ginecología del Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl de Medellín (HUSVP, que presentó preeclampsia asociada a manifestaciones hematológicas y hepáticas compatibles con el síndrome HELLP, recientemente descrito; tal síndrome consta de hemólisis, alteraciones de la función hepática y recuento plaquetario bajo. La paciente evolucionó satisfactoriamente; con base en su historia se hacen algunas consideraciones acerca del síndrome HELLP.

  3. Preeclampsia and Eclampsia

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    ... NICHD Research Information Clinical Trials Resources and Publications Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: Condition Information Skip sharing on social media links Share this: Page Content What are preeclampsia and eclampsia? Preeclampsia and eclampsia are part of ...

  4. Molecular Mechanisms of Preeclampsia

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    Vitoratos, N.; Hassiakos, D.; C. Iavazzo

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    Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity/mortality. The pathogenesis of preeclampsia is still under investigation. The aim of this paper is to present the molecular mechanisms implicating in the pathway leading to preeclampsia.

  5. Genetics Home Reference: preeclampsia

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    ... Help Me Understand Genetics Home Health Conditions preeclampsia preeclampsia Enable Javascript to view the expand/collapse boxes. Print All Open All Close All Description Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which affected ...

  6. Toxicidad sistémica asociada con la inyección intramuscular de mercurio metálico: reporte de un caso

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    Diego Mauricio González Ramírez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Los reportes de toxicidad relacionados con mercurio metálico están dados fundamentalmente por inhalación de vapores con compromiso renal importante. Existen pocos casos reportados de toxicidad relacionada con la inyección subcutánea, muscular o venosa de éste metal. El espectro de manifestaciones es variado comprometiendo fundamentalmente los sistemas renal, endocrino y neurológico. Reportamos un caso de toxicidad sistémica secundaria a la inyección de mercurio metálico quien no recibió inicialmente manejo con quelantes presentando en su evolución disfunción renal, hiperparatiroidismo y osteoporosis secundaria con fractura patológica de cadera.

  7. Toxicidad sistémica asociada con la inyección intramuscular de mercurio metálico: reporte de un caso

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    Diego Mauricio González Ramírez; Isabel Eugenia Escobar Toledo; Marie Claire Berrouet Mejía

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    Los reportes de toxicidad relacionados con mercurio metálico están dados fundamentalmente por inhalación de vapores con compromiso renal importante. Existen pocos casos reportados de toxicidad relacionada con la inyección subcutánea, muscular o venosa de éste metal. El espectro de manifestaciones es variado comprometiendo fundamentalmente los sistemas renal, endocrino y neurológico. Reportamos un caso de toxicidad sistémica secundaria a la inyección de mercurio metálico quien no recibió inici...

  8. [Atypical presentation of preeclampsia].

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    Ditisheim, A; Boulvain, M; Irion, O; Pechère-Bertschi, A

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    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related syndrome, which still represents one of the major causes of maternal-fetal mortality and morbidity. Diagnosis can be made difficult due to the complexity of the disorder and its wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. In order to provide an efficient diagnostic tool to the clinician, medical societies regularly rethink the definition criteria. However, there are still clinical presentations of preeclampsia that escape the frame of the definition. The present review will address atypical forms of preeclampsia, such as preeclampsia without proteinuria, normotensive preeclampsia, preeclampsia before 20 weeks of gestation and post-partum preeclampsia.

  9. Safety and efficacy of large balloon sphincteroplasty in a third care hospital Dilatación con balón asociada a esfinterotomía, evaluación de eficacia y seguridad en un hospital terciario

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    Eduardo Martín-Arranz

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Background and aims: large balloon sphincteroplasty (LBS associated with sphincterotomy (ES has gained acceptance as a useful tool in extracting difficult bile duct stones. Our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of LBS with balloons ≥ 10 mm in clinical practice setting. Patients and methods: unicentre prospective study in a tertiary care hospital. All patients who underwent LBS associated with ES between July 2007 and March 2011 were included prospectively in a database recording clinical aspects, procedure data, outcome and complications. Success is the main outcome defined as complete stone removal documented by absence of any filling defect during a final occlusion cholangiogram and absence of clinical or radiological findings after the ERCP consistent with remaining stones. Complications as pancreatitis, cholangitis, post-ERCP bleeding, perforation and others were also measured. Results: one hundred twenty procedures were made in 109 patients with balloons ranging from 10 to 20 mm. Success rate was 91% in the first attempt and 96.7% after two procedures. Mechanical lithotripsy was only needed in one case (0.8%. Complication rate was 4.2% due to five cases of post-ERCP bleeding in high risk patients. Conclusion: large balloon sphincteroplasty associated to sphincterotomy in clinical practice is a very effective and safe technique.Introducción y objetivos: la dilatación con balón de gran tamaño asociada a esfinterotomía es un recurso cada vez más utilizado en la extracción de coledocolitiasis de gran tamaño. El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar la eficacia y seguridad de la dilatación con balones mayores de 10 mm en un entorno de práctica clínica habitual. Pacientes y métodos: estudio prospectivo en un hospital terciario. Todos los pacientes en los que se realizó dilatación con balón mayor de 10 mm asociado a esfinterotomía entre julio de 2007 y marzo de 2011 se incluyeron prospectivamente en una base de datos

  10. Hemicorea asociada a toxoplasmosis cerebral y SIDA

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    N.S. garretto

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    Full Text Available Se observan complicaciones neurológicas en 40% de enfermos con SIDA. De estos, en 10% puede ser la manifestation inicial de la enfermedad. En otro 11% pueden aparecer trastornos del movimiento. Comunicamos el primer caso de hemicorea asociada a toxoplasmosis cerebral y SIDA en nuestro pais. Hombre de 26 anos, con diagnostico de SIDA y toxoplasmosis cerebral. Habia comenzado con crisis motoras simples de hemicuerpo izquierdo, con generalization secundaria y luego perdida de fuerza progresiva en dicho hemicuerpo. La RMN de cérebro mostro una lesion frontal derecha y otra temporo-occipital izquierda, con gran edema perilesional y efecto de masa. Las serologias para HIV y toxoplasmosis fueron positivas. Comenzo tratamiento con sulfadiazina y pirimetamina. Al duodecimo dia aparecieron movimientos involuntários dei pie izquierdo, coreicos, que se extendieron mas tarde a todo ese miembro inferior y luego al hemicuerpo. Nueva RMN de cérebro mostro disminucion dei edema y efecto de masa de las lesiones. Sin embargo, se observo una nueva lesion a nivel peduncular derecho. Movimientos involuntarios en pacientes con toxoplasmosis cerebral comenzaron a describirse recientemente solo en pacientes con SIDA. El presente seria el decimotercer caso de la literatura mundial y el primero en nuestro pais de hemicorea asociada a toxoplasmosis y SIDA.

  11. Evaluación de pasturas de Brachiaria decumbens solas o asociadas con Centrosema acutifolium con ganado de doble propósito: I. Evaluación de la disponibilidad, composición botánica, frecuencia y calidad forrajera

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    Ramírez Náder Luis Miguel

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    . decumbens in associate pasture was more higher 6.4% than alone pasture 5.2 %. The IN VITRO digestibility for the dry matter (IVDM was lower for th C. acutifolium , related to the B. decumbens in associate pasture and m alone pasture, with means of 37.9, 55,2 and 55,2% respectively.

    La investigación se realizó en Florida, Valle del Cauca, al suroccidente de Colombia (3° 20' N; 76° 14' 0; 1150 m de altitud, temperatura media 25°C; precipitación media anual de 1.339 m en un área de suelos INCEPTISOLES ligeramente ácidos (pH 5.8-6.3. Se utilizaron 4 praderas de 4 ha, cada una, dos de ellas establecidas con B. decumbens solo y las otras dos con B. decumbens asociado, las cuales se pastorearon en forma alterna cada 21 días asignándose una carga de 1.5 animales/ha. Las evaluaciones se realizaron utilizando el método de muestreo de BOTANAL-2. Hubo mayor disponibilidad de Materia Seca Verde de gramínea (MSVG y de leguminosa (MSVL, así como de Materia Seca Total (MST en la pastura asociada que en la pastura sola, a través de todos los períodos de medición, con medias de 4.627 vs. 2.296; 689 vs 45; kg/ha y 6.476 vs. 3.698 kg/ha respectivamente. En contraste hubo menor disponibilidad de Materia Seca Verde de malezas (MSVM y la del material inerte (MSMI en la pastura asociada en relación a la pastura sola, con medias de 265 vs 345 y 631 vs 798 kg/ha, respectivamente. La composición botánica presentó proporciones más estables y mayores de gramínea 72% y de leguminosa 11%en la pastura asociada, que en la pastura sola con 65 y 1%, respectivamente. La frecuencia de presencia de B. decumbens fue similar en las pasturas asociada, 96% y sola 98%. La frecuencia de C. acutifolium fue mayor en la pastura asociada 81%, que en la pastura sola 12%. Así mismo, en la pastura asociada se obtuvieron los menores valores en la frecuencia de malezas 47% y material inerte 84% que en la pastura sola con 52 y 97% respectivamente. El porcentaje de suelo descubierto fue menor en la

  12. Infección natural de chinches Triatominae con Trypanosoma cruzi asociadas a la vivienda humana en México Natural infection of Triatominae bugs in Mexican dwellings

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    Vianey Vidal-Acosta; Sergio Ibáñez-Bernal; Carmen Martínez-Campos

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    OBJETIVO: Informar el porcentaje de infección natural de las especies de triatóminos que habitan con mayor frecuencia el medio doméstico y peridoméstico en México, así como dar a conocer las localidades de colecta por estado. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se recibieron muestras de chinches Triatominae en el Departamento de Entomología del Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos, para su determinación taxonómica y la búsqueda parasitoscópica de Trypanosoma cruzi, provenientes de 14 estados...

  13. Fuentes de variabilidad en el diagnóstico de gastritis atrófica multifocal asociada con la infección por Helicobacter pylori

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    Luis Eduardo Bravo; Juan Carlos Bravo; José Luis Realpe

    2008-01-01

    Introducción: El mapeo de las diferentes regiones del estómago y el número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica disponibles para evaluación histopatológica son fuentes importantes de variación en el momento de clasificar y hacer la gradación de la gastritis crónica. Objetivos: Estimar la sensibilidad del número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica necesarios para establecer los diagnósticos de gastritis atrófica con metaplasia intestinal (MI), displasia y estado de infección por Helicobacter pylori. ...

  14. Valoración de la calidad de vida asociada al ámbito sociodemográfico en población mayor domiciliada con limitaciones funcionales

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    Lozano Relaño, Manuel

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    La calidad de vida se ha convertido en un concepto básico para profesionales sociales y de la salud. Tanto éstos como la administración pública plantean como objetivo prioritario aumentar el bienestar de los ciudadanos en función de sus diferentes contextos de referencia. En este sentido, el concepto de bienestar social cobra especial relevancia en colectivos con necesidades especiales de protección al encontrarse en situación de vulnerabilidad, como el colectivo de la tercera edad y aquellos...

  15. EVALUACIÓN DE LA ACTIVIDAD FOTOSINTÉTICA ASOCIADA CON EL INTERCAMBIO GASEOSO DE DOS VARIEDADES DE Coffea arabica OBTENIDAS POR CULTIVO In Vitro

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    Elizabeth Isaac

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    Full Text Available El trabajo se desarrolló en el Laboratorio de Células y Cultivo de Tejidos del Centro de Bioplantas en julio de 2007, con el objetivo de evaluar la actividad fotosintética de las plántulas de Coffea arabica var. Catuai y Caturra rojo, obtenidas in vitro en fase de multiplicación. Se determinaron la tasa de fotosíntesis neta, transpiración, conductancia estomática y concentración de pigmentos clorofílicos para cada una de las variedades a las ocho semanas de cultivadas; las vitroplantas crecieron en condiciones controladas en un medio MS suplementado con 0,5 ¿mol de AIA y 5 ¿mol de 6-BAP. Los resultados mostraron que ambas variedades desarrolladas in vitro presentaron tasas de fotosíntesis neta similares a las plantas de cafeto adultas cultivadas en condiciones de campo, lo que demostró la capacidad de fotosíntesis de las plántulas, conservando un adecuado equilibrio para el intercambio gaseoso en el proceso fotosintético durante la etapa de multiplicación in vitro.

  16. Fuentes de variabilidad en el diagnóstico de gastritis atrófica multifocal asociada con la infección por Helicobacter pylori1

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    Bravo, Luis Eduardo; Bravo, Juan Carlos; Realpe, José Luis; Zarama, Guillermo; Piazuelo, MarÍa Blanca; Correa, Pelayo

    2014-01-01

    RESUMEN Introducción El mapeo de las diferentes regiones del estómago y el número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica disponibles para evaluación histopatológica son fuentes importantes de variación en el momento de clasificar y hacer la gradación de la gastritis crónica. Objetivos Estimar la sensibilidad del número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica necesarios para establecer los diagnósticos de gastritis atrófica con metaplasia intestinal (MI), displasia y estado de infección por Helicobacter pylori. Además evaluar la variabilidad intra-observador en la clasificación de estas lesiones precursoras del cáncer gástrico. Materiales y métodos En una cohorte de 6 años de seguimiento se evaluaron 1,958 procedimientos de endoscopia realizados por dos gastroenterólogos. En cada procedimiento y de cada participante se obtuvieron 5 biopsias de mucosa gástrica que representaban antro, incisura angularis y cuerpo. Un único patólogo hizo la interpretación histológica de las 5 biopsias y proporcionó un diagnóstico definitivo global que se utilizó como patrón de referencia. Cada fragmento de mucosa gástrica examinado condujo a un diagnóstico individual para cada biopsia que se comparó con el patrón de referencia. La variabilidad intra-observador se evaluó en 127 personas que corresponden a una muestra aleatoria de 20% del total de endoscopias hechas a los 72 meses de seguimiento. Resultados La sensibilidad del diagnóstico de MI y displasia gástrica aumentó de manera significativa con el número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica evaluados El sitio anatómico de mayor sensibilidad para el diagnóstico de MI y displasia fue la incisura angularis. Para descubrir H. pylori se logró alta sensibilidad con el estudio de un solo fragmento de mucosa gástrica (95.9%) y fue independiente del sitio de obtención de la biopsia. El acuerdo intra-observador para el diagnóstico de gastritis crónica fue 86.1% con valor kappa de 0.79 IC 95% (0.76-0.85). Las

  17. Fuentes de variabilidad en el diagnóstico de gastritis atrófica multifocal asociada con la infección por Helicobacter pylori

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    Luis Eduardo Bravo

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El mapeo de las diferentes regiones del estómago y el número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica disponibles para evaluación histopatológica son fuentes importantes de variación en el momento de clasificar y hacer la gradación de la gastritis crónica. Objetivos: Estimar la sensibilidad del número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica necesarios para establecer los diagnósticos de gastritis atrófica con metaplasia intestinal (MI, displasia y estado de infección por Helicobacter pylori. Además evaluar la variabilidad intra-observador en la clasificación de estas lesiones precursoras del cáncer gástrico. Materiales y métodos: En una cohorte de 6 años de seguimiento se evaluaron 1,958 procedimientos de endoscopia realizados por dos gastroenterólogos. En cada procedimiento y de cada participante se obtuvieron 5 biopsias de mucosa gástrica que representaban antro, incisura angularis y cuerpo. Un único patólogo hizo la interpretación histológica de las 5 biopsias y proporcionó un diagnóstico definitivo global que se utilizó como patrón de referencia. Cada fragmento de mucosa gástrica examinado condujo a un diagnóstico individual para cada biopsia que se comparó con el patrón de referencia. La variabilidad intra-observador se evaluó en 127 personas que corresponden a una muestra aleatoria de 20% del total de endoscopias hechas a los 72 meses de seguimiento.Resultados: La sensibilidad del diagnóstico de MI y displasia gástrica aumentó de manera significativa con el número de fragmentos de mucosa gástrica evaluados El sitio anatómico de mayor sensibilidad para el diagnóstico de MI y displasia fue la incisura angularis. Para descubrir H. pylori se logró alta sensibilidad con el estudio de un solo fragmento de mucosa gástrica (95.9% y fue independiente del sitio de obtención de la biopsia. El acuerdo intra-observador para el diagnóstico de gastritis crónica fue 86.1% con valor kappa de 0.79 IC 95% (0

  18. Rupture of hepatic artery aneurysm associated with ischemic hepatitis Rotura de arteria hepática aneurismática asociada con hepatitis isquémica

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    Full Text Available Hepatic artery aneurysms are scarcely reported, mainly because of non-specific symptoms. More often, they are incidental findings during imaging studies to investigate other acute or chronic abdominal conditions. These aneurysms are usually detected in the sixth decade of life, predominantly among males. We report the case of a 69 year-old female with an unsuspected huge hepatic artery aneurysm associated with ischemic hepatitis. Suspicion of aneurysm arose during imaging studies to clarify the origin of jaundice and abdominal pain. After establishment of the diagnosis, but before open surgery, there was a spontaneous rupture of the aneurysm, which caused hemoperitoneum and death. The necropsy study confirmed ischemic hepatitis. Hepatic artery aneurysms are second among the visceral aneurysms, and may cause abdominal pain, jaundice, and hemorrhagic events. One should suspect abdominal aneurysms in elderly patients with unclear abdominal pain, and this hypothesis should be ruled out by imaging studies.La publicación de trabajos sobre aneurismas en la arteria hepática es escasa, debido a los síntomas no específicos y a que constituyen hallazgos incidentales durante investigación de otras condiciones abdominales agudas o crónicas. Estos aneurismas son más frecuentes en varones y en la sexta década de la vida. Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 69 años de edad que ingresa en el hospital con un aneurisma de arteria hepática no sospechado previamente, asociado con hepatitis isquémica. La sospecha de aneurisma empezó durante estudio de imágenes para aclaramiento del origen de ictericia y dolor abdominal. Después de confirmado el diagnóstico, pero antes de la operación planeada, ocurrió rotura espontánea del aneurisma causando hemoperitoneo y muerte. El estudio de necropsia confirmó hepatitis isquémica. Los aneurismas de la arteria hepática son los segundos entre los aneurismas viscerales y pueden causar dolor abdominal, ictericia

  19. EVALUACIÓN DE TRES LEGUMINOSAS COMO COBERTURAS ASOCIADAS CON MAÍZ EN EL TRÓPICO SUBHÚMEDO

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    José Bernardino Castillo-Caamal; Jesús Arturo Caamal-Maldonado; Juan José María Jiménez-Osornio; Francisco Bautista-Zúñiga; Manuel Jesús Amaya-Castro; Rodrigo Rodríguez-Carrillo

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    El objetivo fue evaluar el potencia l de tres leguminosas como coberturas para mejorar el sistema de producción de maíz. Se evaluaron cuatro tratamie ntos: 1) maíz solo; 2) maíz y Phaseolus lunatus de ciclo corto de semilla blanca 3) maíz y Phaseolus lunatus de ciclo largo de semilla blanca y 4) maíz y frijol terciopelo (Mucuna sp.) en un diseño experimental de bloques al azar, con cuatro réplicas, durante cuatro ciclos de cultivo (1999-2002) en Yucatán, México. Se midió la biomasa de cultivo...

  20. EVALUACIÓN DE TRES LEGUMINOSAS COMO COBERTURAS ASOCIADAS CON MAÍZ EN EL TRÓPICO SUBHÚMEDO

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    Jos\\u00E9 Bernardino Castillo-Caamal

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue evaluar el potencia l de tres leguminosas como coberturas para mejorar el sistema de producción de maíz. Se evaluaron cuatro tratamie ntos: 1 maíz solo; 2 maíz y Phaseolus lunatus de ciclo corto de semilla blanca 3 maíz y Phaseolus lunatus de ciclo largo de semilla blanca y 4 maíz y frijol terciopelo (Mucuna sp. en un diseño experimental de bloques al azar, con cuatro réplicas, durante cuatro ciclos de cultivo (1999-2002 en Yucatán, México. Se midió la biomasa de cultivos, pH, N total, mineralización potencia l anaerobia del nitrógeno, evolución del CO 2, potasio (K, fósforo (P y materia orgánica del suelo, biomasa y frecuencia de arvenses. La cantidad de rastrojo en los tratamie ntos con leguminosas fue: 3436, 3425 y 4018 kg MS /ha para el primero, segundo y tercer año, respectivamente. El nitrógeno aportado por los rastrojos al maíz fue 25,8; 31,9; 52,8 y 43,4 kg/ha para los tratamie ntos 1, 2, 3 y 4, respectivamente. El rendimie nto de grano de maíz fue en promedio 841, 843 y 460 kg MS /ha para el primero, segundo y tercer ciclo, respectivamente; sin diferencias entre tratamie ntos. En el tercer ciclo, el frijol terciopelo disminuyó la biomasa de arvenses de 126 a 58 g MS /m2. Las coberturas ejercieron poca influencia en las variables de suelo y rendimie nto de grano de maíz.

  1. The placenta in preeclampsia

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    The root cause of preeclampsia is the placenta. Preeclampsia begins to abate with the delivery of the placenta and can occur in the absence of a fetus but with the presence of trophoblast tissue with hydatidiform moles. In view of this, study of the placenta should provide insight into the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. In this presentation we examine placental pathological and pathophysiological changes with preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction (FGR). It would seem that this compariso...

  2. Diversidad zoológica asociada a un silvopastoreo leucaena-guinea con diferentes edades de establecimiento Zoological diversity associated to a silvopastural system leucaena-guinea grass with different establishment times

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    Jatnel Alonso Lazo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la diversidad zoológica asociada a un silvopastoreo con leucaena-guinea, por medio de la caracterización de la composición y estructura de las aves, insectos y la macrofauna del suelo, en cuatro edades de establecimiento (3, 4, 5 y 6 años de explotación. Con las especies registradas en cada uno de estos grupos zoológicos, se calcularon los índices ecológicos: número de individuos, riqueza, diversidad y abundancia de especies, en diferentes edades del sistema. En todos los grupos, se apreció el aumento significativo en la riqueza de especies y en el índice de diversidad biológica de Shannon, en la medida que se desarrolló el sistema. Se observó incremento en la abundancia de insectos biorreguladores y, en relación con las aves, el horario de muestreo no mostró interacción con los distintos años de siembra. La macrofauna se incrementó, observándose dominancia de anélidos al 6º y 7º año de explotación, caracterizado por Polyferetrina elongata y Oligochaeta elegans. El desarrollo del silvopastoreo leucaena-guinea logra sistemas productivos pecuarios que aumentan la producción de biomasa y de otros componentes biológicos y contribuir para crear un sistema sostenible y compatible con el ambiente.The aim of this work was to evaluate the associated zoological diversity of a silvopastural system leucaena-guinea grass, by characterizing the composition and structures of the birds, insects and the macrofauna of the soil, in four establishment times of the silvopastural systems (3, 4, 5 and 6 years of exploitation. For the species recorded in each zoological group, the following ecological indices were determined: number of individuals, richness, diversity and abundance of species, in each establishment times of the system. A significant increase, in all the zoological groups, was observed for the richness of species and for the index of biological diversity of Shannon, as the system

  3. Efecto de la Levadura de cerveza (S. cerevisiae asociada con vitamina E sobre las variables productivas y la calidad de la canal de pollos parrilleros Yeast (S. cerevisiae - E vitamin combination over productive variables and quality carcass in broilers

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    M.J Linares

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue verificar la acción de Levadura de Cerveza asociada o no a vitamina E sobre las variables productivas y la calidad de la canal. Ciento veinte pollos parrilleros recibieron dietas Control, Vitamina 1 (V1, 50 ppm. de vitamina E, Vitamina 2 (V2, 100 ppm. de vitamina E, Vitamina 3 (V3, 200 ppm. de vitamina E, y Levadura mas Vitamina (L+V, 0,3 % de Levadura + 200 ppm. de vitamina E; con cuatro repeticiones de seis aves cada una. De los 29 a los 52 días de vida se midieron Ganancia Media Diaria (GMD, Consumo Medio Diario (CMD e Índice de Conversión (IC, se determinaron % de Rendimiento de la canal (RC, Peso de Pechuga (% (PP, Peso de Muslos (% (PM y Peso de Grasa (% (PG. Se realizó un ANOVA con posterior test de Tukey, p≤ 0,05 fueron considerados significativos. Las aves que recibieron la asociación tuvieron significativamente mejor IC, mayor PM y menor PG, respecto a las otras. Se concluye que la combinación de la Levadura y la Vitamina E mejoró la performance productiva y la calidad de la canal al mejorar el IC, reducir el PG y aumentar el PM en las aves que la recibieron.The aim was to estimate the action of yeast (S. Cerevisiae-vitamin E combinated or not over the productive variables and quality carcass. One hundred and twenty male broilers Cobb received the following diets: Control, Vitamin 1 (V1, 50 ppm E vitamin, Vitamin 2 (V2, 100 ppm E vitamin, Vitamin 3 (V3, 200 ppm E vitamin and Yeast plus Vitamin (Y+V, 0,3 % yeast + 200 pp E vitamin with six chicken per pen and four pen for ration Since 29 till 52 days old the Average Daily Consumption (ADC, Average Daily Gain (ADG and Conversion Index (CI were measured. % carcass yield (CY, % breast weigh (BW, % leg muscles weigh (LMW and % fat weigh (FW were determinated. An ANOVA and a tukey test were made, significant differences were considered if p≤ 0,05. The broiler that received the combination of yeast and E vitamin had significantly best CI and hight LMW and lower FW

  4. Factores de riesgo de aparición de bacteriemia asociada al catéter en pacientes no críticos con nutrición parenteral total

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    María Julia Ocón Bretón

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La bacteriemia asociada al catéter (BAC es una de las complicaciones más importantes en pacientes portadores de un catéter venoso central (CVC debido a su asociación con un incremento en la mortalidad, morbilidad y gasto sanitario. La administración de nutrición parenteral total (NPT aumenta el riesgo de aparición de BAC. El objetivo de nuestro estudio fue determinar la tasa de incidencia y los factores de riesgo de BAC en pacientes con NPT hospitalizados en plantas médico-quirúrgicas. Métodos: Estudio observacional, analítico, retrospectivo donde se analizaron a todos los pacientes adultos no críticos que precisaron NPT desde enero de 2010 hasta noviembre de 2011. El punto final clínico fue la BAC. La tasa de incidencia de BAC se calculó en forma de episodios por cada 1.000 pacientes-día de cateterización. Los factores predictivos independientes de BAC se determinaron mediante regresión logística. Resultados: Durante el periodo de estudio precisaron NPT un total de 331 pacientes. La duración media del CVC fue de 12,4 (DE 8,7 días y la NPT fue infundida durante un periodo medio de 10,4 (DE 8,3 días. 47 pacientes presentaron BAC, con una tasa de incidencia de 11,4/1.000 pacientes-día de CVC y de 13,7/1.000 pacientes-día de NPT. Los factores predictores univariantes de aparición de BAC fueron la permanencia del CVC superior a 20 días (OR = 2,48; IC 95%: 1,16-5,26, la duración de la NPT superior a 2 semanas (OR = 4,63; IC 95%: 2,16-9,90 y la presencia de fístulas (OR = 3,08; IC 95%: 1,24-7,63. En análisis multivariante, el único predictor independiente de BAC fue la duración de la NPT (OR para una duración superior a 14 días = 4,9; IC 95%: 2,2-10,9; p < 0,0001. Conclusiones: En pacientes adultos hospitalizados en plantas diferentes a UCI, hemos demostrado que la duración de la infusión de la NPT incrementa el riesgo de BAC. El incremento de riesgo es especialmente marcado, llegando a multiplicarse

  5. EL ENTRENAMIENTO DE FUERZA DEL TREN SUPERIOR CON CARGAS ASOCIADAS A LA MÁXIMA POTENCIA INDIVIDUAL: ANÁLISIS DE LOS EFECTOS AGUDOS SOBRE LA POTENCIA MECÁNICA

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    El propósito del presente trabajo fue valorar el efecto agudo del entrenamiento de fuerza explosiva sobre el rendimiento mecánico. De una muestra de 9 sujetos masculinos se obtuvo la máxima carga movilizable en una sola repetición concéntrica (1RM del ejercicio press banca y la resistencia correspondiente al máximo nivel de potencia. Posteriormente se desarrollaron dos sesiones consistentes en 7 series de 3 repeticiones con las cargas asociadas a la máxima potencia individual. Previo a la primera serie de entrenamiento e inmediatamente posterior a la última se obtuvieron los niveles de potencia desarrollados tanto con el 90% 1RM como con la magnitud manejada en la sesión. Finalmente se llevó a cabo una evaluación postest. El ANOVA para medidas repetidas reflejó diferencias significativas al 90% 1RM (p<0.05 aunque los contrastes de los valores previos y posteriores a cada una de las sesiones no alcanzó significación estadística (p>0.005 en ninguna de las variables. No se detectó asociación estadísticamente significativa entre las modificaciones agudas del rendimiento y el nivel de fuerza de los sujetos. Sin embargo, si se halló correlación significativa (p<0.05 entre éste parámetro en el postest y el porcentaje de 1RM que suponía la carga de máxima potencia en la última medición.
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    The purpose of this study was to measure the acute effect of two explosive strength sessions on mechanical performance. In order to do that, 1 repetition maximum and maximum power load were obtained in 9 men. The experimental procedure begun five days after and it involved two training sessions. 7 bouts of

  6. [Psychosocial aspects of preeclampsia].

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    Szita, Bernadett; Baji, Ildikó; Rigó, János

    2015-12-13

    Distress conditions during pregnancy may contribute to the development of preeclampsia by altering functions of the neuroendocrine and immune systems, e.g. activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and increase in plasma proinflammatory cytokines. Preeclampsia may also precipitate mental health problems due to long-term hospitalization or unpredictable and uncontrollable events such as preterm labor and newborn complications. Besides, preeclampsia may induce persistent neurocognitive complaints with a negative impact on patients' quality of life. As growing evidence indicates that poor maternal mental health has an adverse effect on pregnancy outcome and fetal development, psychosocial interventions may be beneficial for women with preeclampsia.

  7. Comparación de resultados obtenidos en el tratamiento del dolor miofascial de la cintura pélvica con toxina botulínica sola y asociada con lidocaína

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    I. Velázquez Rivera

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: entre el 70 y el 85 % de la población adulta sufre de dolor de espalda alguna vez en su vida. El síndrome de dolor miofascial (SDM ha sido descrito recientemente definiéndose como dolor musculoesquelético no inflamatorio, localizado, desarrollado sin causa aparente, refractario a tratamientos farmacológicos y físicos, y se acompaña de la presencia de puntos gatillos y de bandas tensas palpables en el músculo. Su prevalencia se estima que varía entre un 30 y un 85 %. Los músculos psoas, cuadrado lumbar y piramidal son los más frecuentemente implicados en el SDM de cintura pélvica. Una de las principales alternativas para tratar el SDM es la toxina botulínica tipo A (TB, que actúa en la membrana sináptica en la placa neuromuscular, inhibiendo la liberación de acetilcolina, produciendo relajación muscular y alivio del dolor, aunque, en muchas ocasiones, su efecto no se hace evidente hasta transcurridos varios días. La lidocaína es un anestésico local (AL tipo amida con duración de acción intermedia que actúa impidiendo la propagación del impulso nervioso disminuyendo la permeabilidad de los canales de sodio. El objetivo de este estudio era comprobar si al añadir AL a ladosis de TB, conseguíamos un acortamiento en el tiempo dela reducción de la EVA y mejoría de la calidad de vida. Material y métodos: el diseño del estudio fue prospectivo, controlado, longitudinal y aleatorizado en el que se ha valorado la evolución de 20 pacientes divididos en dos grupos. Al primer grupo se les administró TB tipo A (grupo T. Al segundo grupo se les trató con TB tipo A y dosis adicional de lidocaína al 2% (grupo TL. Previamente, ambos grupos, habían respondido de forma positiva a un test con infiltración del músculo afecto con lidocaína al 2 %. El seguimiento de los pacientes se hizo secuencialmente a los 3, 7, 15 y 90 días de iniciado el tratamiento. Para el análisis estadístico se utilizó un análisis de la

  8. Diagnóstico precoz de la neumonía asociada al ventilador. Evaluación seriada de biomarcadores en minilavado broncoalveolar y monitorización microbiológica, complementado con condensado de aire exhalado y sangre.

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    La Neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica (NAV) es un tipo de neumonía nosocomial que se desarrolla tras más de 48 horas de VM, siendo una complicación frecuente y grave cuyo pronóstico se ensombrece por un diagnóstico y tratamiento tardío. Desgraciadamente, con las herramientas actuales no siempre es posible llegar a un diagnóstico correcto y definitivo. El desarrollo de la misma es un proceso dinámico y dado que debe existir una respuesta inflamatoria precoz ante la infección, inicia...

  9. ANDROGEN LEVELS IN PREECLAMPSIA

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    M. Valadan

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. Several independent investigators have demonstrated the association of androgens with hypertension. The main purpose of this study was to determine whether maternal levels of sex hormones, especially testosterone, are higher in patients with preeclampsia than in matched normotensive control subjects. Serum levels of testosterone, free testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S and estradiol were measured in 60 subjects in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy with documented preeclampsia (including 30 cases of mild and 30 cases of severe preeclampsia and 60 healthy normotensive women with similar maternal and gestational ages and body mass index (BMI and neonatal sex. All subjects were primigravid with singleton pregnancies. Cases of polycystic ovary (PCO, diabetes, chronic hypertension and chronic systemic diseases such as lupus and patients using steroid hormones and anti-hypertensive drugs were excluded. Levels of testosterone, DHEA-S and estradiol were not higher in primigravid women with preeclampsia than in normotensive women with similar gestational and maternal ages, BMI and neonatal sex. There were no significant differences in sex hormones measured between groups of mild and severe preeclampsia and normotensive women. There were also no significant differences in sex hormone levels according to neonatal sex. These findings are against the hypothesis of mediating or amplifying role of high androgen levels in pathophysiology of preeclampsia.

  10. Preeclampsia: Syndrome or Disease?

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    Myatt, Leslie; Roberts, James M

    2015-11-01

    The focus on disease mechanisms underlying the hypertension and proteinuria defining preeclampsia has increased knowledge of the pathophysiology yet we lack both therapy and predictors. We propose this is in part due to the fact that diagnostic findings identify a "preeclampsia syndrome" but do not necessarily indicate the most important pathophysiology nor if organs are involved as cause or consequence. The increased risk for later life cardiovascular disease in women who develop preeclampsia suggests the stress test of pregnancy exposes pre-existing subclinical vascular disease. The dogma that inadequate trophoblast invasion and ischemia/reperfusion injury to the placenta is "the" cause of preeclampsia is more relevant to early onset preeclampsia (preeclampsia where maternal constitutive factors or susceptibility to vascular damage is more relevant. The contribution of differing disease phenotypes to the syndrome may explain the inability of biomarker studies to identify all preeclampsia. Identification of phenotypes will require large amounts of prospective clinical data and biospecimens, collected in a harmonized manner with analysis in an unbiased discovery approach.

  11. Preeclampsia - self-care

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000606.htm Preeclampsia - self-care To use the sharing features on this ... have frequent checkups and tests. Bed Rest and Self-care at Home When you are at home, ...

  12. Pre-eclampsia.

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    Mol, Ben W J; Roberts, Claire T; Thangaratinam, Shakila; Magee, Laura A; de Groot, Christianne J M; Hofmeyr, G Justus

    2016-03-01

    Pre-eclampsia affects 3-5% of pregnancies and is traditionally diagnosed by the combined presentation of high blood pressure and proteinuria. New definitions also include maternal organ dysfunction, such as renal insufficiency, liver involvement, neurological or haematological complications, uteroplacental dysfunction, or fetal growth restriction. When left untreated, pre-eclampsia can be lethal, and in low-resource settings, this disorder is one of the main causes of maternal and child mortality. In the absence of curative treatment, the management of pre-eclampsia involves stabilisation of the mother and fetus, followed by delivery at an optimal time. Although algorithms to predict pre-eclampsia are promising, they have yet to become validated. Simple preventive measures, such as low-dose aspirin, calcium, and diet and lifestyle interventions, show potential but small benefit. Because pre-eclampsia predisposes mothers to cardiovascular disease later in life, pregnancy is also a window for future health. A collaborative approach to discovery and assessment of the available treatments will hasten our understanding of pre-eclampsia and is an effort much needed by the women and babies affected by its complications. PMID:26342729

  13. On renal pathophysiology in preeclampsia

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    Penning, Maria Elisabeth (Marlies)

    2014-01-01

    Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy which can suddenly change from a relatively mild phenotype into a life-threatening situation. One of the organs that is always involved during preeclampsia is the kidney. The placenta plays an important role in the renal pathophysiology of preeclampsia. The placenta produces excessive amounts of anti-angiogenic factors which are associated with systemic endothelial dysfunction. Although the underlying mechanisms of renal injury during preeclampsia r...

  14. Preeclampsia: an update.

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    Lambert, G; Brichant, J F; Hartstein, G; Bonhomme, V; Dewandre, P Y

    2014-01-01

    Preeclampsia was formerly defined as a multisystemic disorder characterized by new onset of hypertension (i.e. systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 90 mmHg) and proteinuria (> 300 mg/24 h) arising after 20 weeks of gestation in a previously normotensive woman. Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has stated that proteinuria is no longer required for the diagnosis of preeclampsia. This complication of pregnancy remains a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Clinical signs appear in the second half of pregnancy, but initial pathogenic mechanisms arise much earlier. The cytotrophoblast fails to remodel spiral arteries, leading to hypoperfusion and ischemia of the placenta. The fetal consequence is growth restriction. On the maternal side, the ischemic placenta releases factors that provoke a generalized maternal endothelial dysfunction. The endothelial dysfunction is in turn responsible for the symptoms and complications of preeclampsia. These include hypertension, proteinuria, renal impairment, thrombocytopenia, epigastric pain, liver dysfunction, hemolysis-elevated liver enzymes-low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome, visual disturbances, headache, and seizures. Despite a better understanding of preeclampsia pathophysiology and maternal hemodynamic alterations during preeclampsia, the only curative treatment remains placenta and fetus delivery. At the time of diagnosis, the initial objective is the assessment of disease severity. Severe hypertension (SBP ≥ 160 mm Hg and/or DBP ≥ 110 mmHg), thrombocytopenia management of severe preeclampsia may be considered in selected patients. Antenatal corticosteroids should be administered to less than 34 gestation week preeclamptic women to promote fetal lung maturity. Termination of pregnancy should be discussed if severe preeclampsia occurs before 24 weeks of gestation. Maternal end organ dysfunction and non-reassuring tests of fetal

  15. Biological rhythms and preeclampsia

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    Agnès eDitisheim

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The impact of impaired circadian rhythm on health has been widely studied in shift workers and trans-meridian travelers. A part from its correlation with sleep and mood disorders, biological rhythm impairment is a recognized risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and breast cancer.Preeclampsia is a major public health issue, associated with a significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. While the risks factors for this condition such as obesity, diabetes, pre-existing hypertension have been identified, the underlying mechanism of this multi-factorial disease is yet not fully understood.The disruption of the light/dark cycle in pregnancy has been associated with adverse outcomes. Slightly increased risk for small for gestational age babies, low birth weight babies and preterm deliveries has been reported in shift working women. Whether altered circadian cycle represents a risk factor for preeclampsia or preeclampsia is itself linked with an abnormal circadian cycle is less clear. There are only few reports available, showing conflicting results. In this review, we will discuss recent observations concerning circadian pattern of blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive pregnancies. We explore the hypothesis that circadian misalignments may represent a risk factor for preeclampsia. Unraveling potential link between circadian clock gene and preeclampsia could offer a novel approach to our understanding of this multi-system disease specific to pregnancy.

  16. Biological Rhythms and Preeclampsia

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    Ditisheim, Agnès J.; Dibner, Charna; Philippe, Jacques; Pechère-Bertschi, Antoinette

    2013-01-01

    The impact of impaired circadian rhythm on health has been widely studied in shift workers and trans-meridian travelers. A part from its correlation with sleep and mood disorders, biological rhythm impairment is a recognized risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and breast cancer. Preeclampsia is a major public health issue, associated with a significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. While the risks factors for this condition such as obesity, diabetes, pre-existing hypertension have been identified, the underlying mechanism of this multi-factorial disease is yet not fully understood. The disruption of the light/dark cycle in pregnancy has been associated with adverse outcomes. Slightly increased risk for “small for gestational age” babies, “low birth weight” babies, and preterm deliveries has been reported in shift working women. Whether altered circadian cycle represents a risk factor for preeclampsia or preeclampsia is itself linked with an abnormal circadian cycle is less clear. There are only few reports available, showing conflicting results. In this review, we will discuss recent observations concerning circadian pattern of blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive pregnancies. We explore the hypothesis that circadian misalignments may represent a risk factor for preeclampsia. Unraveling potential link between circadian clock gene and preeclampsia could offer a novel approach to our understanding of this multi-system disease specific to pregnancy. PMID:23579266

  17. LIPID PEROXIDATION IN PREECLAMPSIA

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    T.Sharmila Krishna

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Hypertension in pregnancy is a leading cause of both maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. Preeclampsia is characterised by hypertension and proteinuria. Lipid peroxidation is an important factor in the pathophysiology of Preeclampsia. The present study was undertaken to determine Serum Malondialdehyde (MDA levels , a product of lipid peroxidation , in clinically diagnosed Preeclamptic women(n=30 and the values were compared with that of Normotensive pregnant women (n=30 aged between 18-30yrs. All of them were in their third trimester and were primigravida. Serum MDA was estimated by TBARS (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances method. We observed that Serum MDA levels were significantly increased in Preeclamptic women (p <0.000 as compared to that of Normotensive pregnant women . Increased levels of lipid peroxiation product - MDA may contribute to the pathophysiology of Preeclampsia.

  18. Preeclampsia and breast cancer

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    Pacheco, Nadja Livia Pekkola; Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo; Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads

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    BACKGROUND: In parous women preeclampsia has been associated with reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Characteristics of births following preeclamptic pregnancies may help understand mechanisms involved in the breast cancer risk reduction inferred by preeclampsia. METHODS: We conducted...... a register-based cohort study of all Danish women giving birth during 1978-2010 (n = 778,701). The association between preeclampsia and breast cancer was evaluated overall and according to birth characteristics by means of incidence rate ratios (IRR) estimated in Poisson regression models. RESULTS: Compared...... with women with non-preeclamptic pregnancies only, women with one or more preeclamptic pregnancies were 19% significantly less likely to develop breast cancer (IRR = 0.81 [95% CI 0.72-0.93]). We found some indication of greater risk reduction in women with term births, one or more previous births...

  19. Uso de una emulsión lipídica de nutrición parenteral a base de ácidos grasos omega 3 en pacientes menores de 18 años hospitalizados con alteración de las pruebas hepáticas asociada a la nutrición parenteral total

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    Adriana Giraldo Villa

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La Nutrición Parental Total (NPT prolongada está asociada con complicaciones potencialmente mortales en la población pediátrica como lo es la colestasis. Dentro del soporte nutricional, la fuente de ácidos grasos, el contenido de fitoesteroles y la dosis de lípidos se han relacionado con el desarrollo de esta complicación. Objetivo: Describir el comportamiento de las pruebas hepáticas en pacientes pediátricos con NPT en quienes se usó lípidos a base de ácidos grasos omega 3 (omegaven®. Métodos: Estudio retrospectivo, en menores de 18 años con tratamiento intravenoso por mínimo 8 días con ácidos grasos omega 3. Los pacientes fueron inicialmente clasificados en dos grupos: colestasis y alteración de pruebas hepáticas. Se evaluó el comportamiento de la transaminasa glutámico oxalacética (TGO, transaminasa glutámico pirúvica (TGP, bilirrubina total (BT, bilirrubina directa, gama glutamil transferasa (GGT y fosfatasa alcalina (FA antes y después del tratamiento con omegaven®. Resultados: 33 pacientes cumplieron los criterios de inclusión. Al finalizar la administración de omegaven®, 82,4% de los pacientes que presentaron inicialmente colestasis mostraron resolución o mejoría. En el grupo de pacientes con alteración de pruebas hepáticas 18,8% progresaron a colestasis. Conclusiones: Nuestro estudio sugiere que el uso de omega-ven® en pacientes pediátricos con NPT y BD > 2 mg/dL, parece revertir o mejorar la colestasis, mientras que en pacientes con alteración de pruebas hepáticas aun no se tiene claro su efecto.

  20. Calciuria and preeclampsia

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    Ramos J.G.L.

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    Full Text Available Urinary calcium excretion has been reported to be diminished in preeclampsia. The objective of the present study was to determine urinary calcium excretion in pregnant patients with chronic arterial hypertension (CAH and preeclampsia (PE, and in normotensive patients (N. Forty-four pregnant patients (gestional age, 20-42 weeks; 18 CAH, 17 PE, 9 N were evaluated for calciuria, proteinuria, plasma uric acid and blood pressure. Patients with PE (82 ± 15.1 mg/24 h showed significantly lower calciuria (P<0.05 than the group with CAH (147 ± 24.9 mg/24 h and the N group (317 ± 86.0 mg/24 h (P<0.05, Student t-test. Plasma uric acid was significantly higher in the PE group (6.1 ± 0.38 mg/dl than the CAH group (5.0 ± 0.33 mg/dl; P<0.05, which also presented higher proteinuria levels, although the difference was not statistically significant. Diastolic and systolic blood pressure did not differ between the PE (164 ± 105 mmHg and CAH (164 ± 107 mmHg groups. Calciuria was significantly lower in the group with preeclampsia than in the group with chronic arterial hypertension. We conclude that calciuria can be a further factor for identifying preeclampsia

  1. Interleukins in preeclampsia

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    Preeclampsia is a multisystemic disorder of unknown etiology. Recently,endothelial damage has been implicated in its cause. The objective of thisstudy was to determine the role of interleukins in the etiology ofpreeclampsia. 32 primigravidas with preeclampsia but without any clinicalevidence of infection and 32 age-matched primigravidas with uncomplicatednormal pregnancies were investigated. Phlebotomy was performed at 32 weeks ofgestation and blood collected for immunoassay of interleukin-2 (IL-2),interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8)andvinterleukin-10 (IL-10), using commercially available immunoassay kits.Although the maternal plasma concentrations of IL-2 and IL-2R were slightlyhigher in normal pregnant women (76.3+-13.7 pg/mL and 526+-47.1pg/mL,respectively) than in women with preeclampsia (57.8+-1.08 pg/mL and476.9+-3.9pg/mL, respectively), the difference was not statistically significant(P>0.05). However, maternal plasma IL-6 and IL-8 concentrations weresignificantly higher (P<0.05) in normal pregnancy (158.0+-35.4 pg/mL and5163.6+- 800pg/mL, respectively) than in pregnancy complicated withpreeclampsia (60.0+-13.7 pg/mL and 2495.8+-729 pg/mL, respectively). On thepther hand, maternal plasma concentration of IL-10 was significantly higher(P<0.05) in preeclampsia (93.2+-24.1 pg/mL) than in normal pregnancy(31.0+-7.0 pg/mL). It is concluded that the elevated maternal plasma IL-10concentration in preeclampsia may be protective response to maternalimmunorejection. (author)

  2. La sustitución eucalórica de triglicéridos de cadena larga por triglicéridos de cadena media mejora la composición corporal y el perfil lipídico en un paciente con lipodistrofia asociada al virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana Eucaloric substitution of medium chain triglycerides for dietary long chain fatty acids improves body composition and lipid profile in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus lipodystrophy

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La lipodistrofia asociada a la infección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH es una patología frecuente, caracterizada por una pérdida de tejido adiposo en las extremidades, región glútea y cara, junto con un depósito excesivo del mismo en el cuello y abdomen. La coexistencia de dislipemia y diabetes mellitus en la lipodistrofia asociada al VIH es también frecuente, y aumenta el riesgo cardiovascular de los pacientes que la padecen. Aunque hay tratamientos disponibles para las alteraciones metabólicas asociadas, hasta la fecha no existen terapias con un claro beneficio demostrado para la lipodistrofia. Caso clínico: Un paciente de 42 años con lipodistrofia asociada al VIH fue inicialmente tratado con dieta hipocalórica (Background: Lipodystrophy is a frequent disorder among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection, characterized by a loss of adipose tissue from the extremities, gluteal region and face, with excess fat in the neck and abdominal region. Metabolic abnormalities such as hyperlipidaemia and diabetes mellitus frequently coexist, posing these patients to an increased cardiovascular risk. Drug therapy may improve some of these metabolic disturbances, but to date there are no treatments for lipodystrophy with proven benefit. Case report: A 42 year old man with HIV lipodystrophy was started on a standard low caloric diet with <30% of total fat and < 10% of saturated fat, together with rosiglitazone 8 mg daily. After five months of treatment, given that lipodystrophic features and dyslipidaemia were still present in our patient, we tried to further improve therapeutic results by eucaloric substitution of medium chain triglycerides for dietary long chain fatty acids. Three months later, a dramatic change in body composition was shown with an increase in lean mass and a decrease in fat mass, together with an improvement in lipid profile. Conclusion: Eucaloric substitution of medium chain

  3. Diferencias de la función ejecutiva en el Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad y en sintomatologías asociadas

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    El Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad (TDAH) es uno de los trastornos más prevalentes en la infancia y se caracteriza por un marcado deterioro en la Función Ejecutiva. La cual es un factor fundamental para que el niño se desenvuelva y se adapte a las exigencias de su entorno inmediato. Los déficits en este funcionamiento afectan de manera directa el desempeño escolar, el aprendizaje y la socialización de los niños con TDAH, y son expresados en una mala regulación emocional y...

  4. Mutation of neuronal channels of sodium and chloride associated with generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (gefs+ Mutaciones de los canales neuronales de sodio y cloro asociadas a epilepsia generalizada con convulsiones febriles plus

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    Gabriel Bedoya Berrío

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus (GEFS+ is a frequent entity characterized by generalized seizures with a wide phenotypic variety; the age of onset is 3 months and it persists beyond 6 years. Seizures may or may not be induced by fever. The disease has shown an autosomic dominant trait, incomplete penetrance and association with mutations on the genes that encode voltage-dependent sodium channels and the chloride neuronal channels on the central nervous system. The wide spectrum GEFS+ phenotype has been related with others entities such as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI and Intractable Childhood Epilepsy with Frequent Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures (ICEGTC; they have mutations in common with GEFS+ according to several recently published articles. This review compiles up to date information about EGCF+ with the aim of giving the reader a knowledge of this entity and of its association with mutations that participate in its pathogenesis. La Epilepsia Generalizada Con Convulsiones Febriles Plus (EGCF+, es una entidad relativamente común. Se caracteriza por convulsiones de tipo generalizado con una gran variabilidad fenotípica; se presenta desde los 3 meses de edad y persiste más allá de los 6 años; las convulsiones pueden ser precipitadas por fiebre pero se presentan también sin ella. La enfermedad se ha asociado a herencia autosómica dominante con penetrancia incompleta, en la que intervienen mutaciones de los genes que codifican los canales iónicos de sodio dependientes del voltaje y de los canales iónicos de cloro en las neuronas del Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC. El amplio fenotipo de la EGCF+ se ha encontrado en asociación con otras entidades como la Epilepsia Mioclónica Severa del Lactante (EMSL y la Epilepsia Generalizada Tónico-Clónica Intratable de la Infancia (EGTCII, las cuales han presentado mutaciones comunes con las de la EGCF+, según informes recientemente publicados. Esta revisi

  5. Calcificación vascular asociada a inflamación : influencia de la vitamina D

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    Guerrero Pavón, Fátima

    2012-01-01

    Arteriosclerosis y aterosclerosis son procesos comunes en los pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica (ERC). De hecho, la calcificación vascular (CV) representa un importante factor de riesgo que contribuye a la alta tasa de mortalidad cardiovascular asociada a la ERC. En pacientes urémicos, la CV está causada, en parte, por alteraciones en el metabolismo mineral estrechamente relacionadas con el control del hiperparatiroidismo secundario (HPT2º). Los pacientes con ERC muestr...

  6. Hepatic rupture in preeclampsia

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    The diagnosis of hepatic rupture in patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension (preeclampsia and eclampsia) is rarely made preoperatively. Diagnostic imaging can be utilized in some patients to confirm the preoperative diagnosis. Since hematoma formation precedes hepatic rupture, then, when diagnostic modalities such as sonography and computed tomography identify patients with hematomas, these patients are at risk of rupture, and should be hospitalized until the hematomas resolve

  7. Biological Rhythms and Preeclampsia

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    Ditisheim, Agnès J.; Dibner, Charna; Philippe, Jacques; Pechère-Bertschi, Antoinette

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    The impact of impaired circadian rhythm on health has been widely studied in shift workers and trans-meridian travelers. A part from its correlation with sleep and mood disorders, biological rhythm impairment is a recognized risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and breast cancer. Preeclampsia is a major public health issue, associated with a significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. While the risks factors for this condition such as obesity, diabetes, pre-existing h...

  8. Assistência de Enfermagem na opinião das mulheres com pré-eclâmpsia Asistencia de Enfermería en la opinión de las mujeres con preeclampsia Nursing assistance in the opinion of women with pre-eclampsia

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    Karla Joelma Bezerra Cunha

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo qualitativo cujo objeto é a assistência de enfermagem na ótica das mulheres com pré-eclâmpsia. Os objetivos foram descrever os motivos da hospitalização e suas expectativas; e discutir a assistência de enfermagem recebida em uma maternidade pública de Teresina - PI. A metodologia utilizada foi um formulário semi-estruturado cuja coleta dos dados foi realizada através da entrevista. Os resultados foram apresentados em categorias evidenciando como motivos mais comuns que levaram às 12 mulheres a internação: edema e cefaléia. A assistência de enfermagem prestada limitou-se à verificação da pressão arterial e administração de medicamentos. Quanto à satisfação referiram-se a realização dos procedimentos técnicos e a insatisfação destacou-se pela falta de atenção, apoio e diálogo. O relacionamento equipe de enfermagem-paciente foi considerado frio, impessoal e descompromissado. No entanto, há expectativas de maior humanização na equipe e o estabelecimento de ações confiáveis e motivacionais. Conclui-se que a assistência de enfermagem deva ser mais humana no atendimento às necessidades físicas, sociais e psicoemocionais dos clientesEstudio cualitativo cuyo objeto es la ayuda de enfermería en la óptica de las mujeres con preeclampsia. Los objetivos fueron describir las razones de la hospitalización y sus expectativas; y, discutir la ayuda de enfermería recibida en una maternidad pública de Teresina Piauí (Brasil. La metodología usada fué el un formulario medio estructurado cuya colecta de datos fué hecha a través de la entrevista. Los resultados fueron presentados en categorías que evidenciaban como razones más comunes que llevaran las 12 mujeres a internación: edema y dolor de cabeza crónica. La ayuda de enfermería prestada fue limitada a la verificación de la presión arterial y administración de medicina. Cuánto a la satisfacción fué mencionada la realización de los procedimientos

  9. Resiliencia y Variables Asociadas en Cuidadores Informales de Pacientes con Alzheimer/Resilience and Associated Variables in Informal Caregivers of Alzheimer Patients/Resiliência e Variáveis Associadas em Cuidadores Informais de Pacientes com Alzheimer

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    Ara Mercedes Cerquera Córdoba

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La resiliencia es una variable protectora ante el rol del cuidador, por ello, este estudio pretende identificar la relación entre la resiliencia y la sobrecarga, la depresión, la percepción de apoyo social y estrategias de afrontamiento. Se trata de un estudio transversal de alcance correlacional que contó con una muestra de 101 cuidadores, evaluados por medio de los instrumentos Zarit, mos, ider, Coping, la Escala de Resiliencia de Wagnild y Young. Se identificaron correlaciones positivas estadísticamente significativas entre apoyo social y solución de problemas como estrategia de afrontamiento y resiliencia, y correlaciones egativas con depresión, evidenciando en estos resultados los factores protectores y de riesgo que pueden aportar a la creación de futuros programas de intervención.

  10. El impacto de la crisis en la relación entre vivienda y salud. Políticas de buenas prácticas para reducir las desigualdades en salud asociadas con las condiciones de vivienda

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    Ana M. Novoa

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Las condiciones de vivienda pueden repercutir sobre la salud física y mental a través de cuatro dimensiones interrelacionadas: 1 el hogar (condiciones emocionales relacionadas con la vivienda, 2 las condiciones físicas de la vivienda, 3 el entorno físico y 4 el entorno social (comunidad del barrio donde está situada la vivienda. En España, la utilización del mercado de la construcción como motor de crecimiento económico del país y la promoción de la propiedad privada como régimen de tenencia mayoritario han comportado que la vivienda sea utilizada como bien especulativo en lugar de ser considerada un bien de primera necesidad. Mientras España es el país de la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE con el mayor parque de viviendas por habitante, éste se encuentra altamente infrautilizado y la población con menos recursos queda excluida del acceso a la vivienda. El impacto de la actual crisis económica sobre la vivienda se ha debido sobre todo a la reducción de los ingresos de los hogares, con el consecuente aumento del número de familias o personas con problemas para afrontar los gastos de la vivienda o desahuciadas. Existe evidencia de que estos problemas tienen un impacto negativo en la salud, en especial en la salud mental, pero también las dificultades económicas para satisfacer otras necesidades básicas como la alimentación. Existen distintos instrumentos para reducir el impacto de la crisis económica, como la financiación de la deuda o la dación en pago. A largo plazo, debería promoverse la creación de un parque de vivienda social y sistemas de ayudas al pago del alquiler.

  11. Pancreatitis aguda recidivante con enteropatía por gluten asociada: Características clínico-analíticas y evolutivas en 34 pacientes Relapsing acute pancreatitis associated with gluten enteropathy: Clinical, laboratory, and evolutive characteristics in thirty-four patients

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    L. Rodrigo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: describir la frecuencia y características clínico-analíticas de la pancreatitis aguda (PA recidivante con enteropatía por gluten (EG asociada. Pacientes y métodos: estudiamos de forma prospectiva los casos de pancreatitis agudas ingresados en nuestro Servicio durante el año 2006. Registramos un total de 185 pacientes. A las formas recurrentes que fueron 40 en total (22%, les aplicamos un protocolo clínico-analítico consistente en la determinación de marcadores serológicos, genéticos y biopsias duodenales, para descartar una EG asociada. Resultados: un total de 34 pacientes (18% cumplían criterios clínico-biológicos de EG asociada (grupo 1 y se compararon con el resto de las PA no-EG (n = 161 (grupo 2. La edad media en la EG fue de 54 ± 25 años, ligeramente inferior al grupo 2, (61 ± 14 (NS. Existía un ligero predominio de mujeres (50% en el grupo 1, respecto al grupo 2 (38,5% (NS. Siete pacientes del grupo 1 (20% presentaron una PA grave, frente a 27 (17% en el grupo 2 (NS. La presencia de colelitiasis en el grupo 1, fue de 6 casos (18%, significativamente inferior a la del grupo 2, de 72 casos (45% (p Objectives: to describe the frequency and the clinical and laboratory characteristics of relapsing acute pancreatitis (AP associated with gluten enteropathy (GE. Patients and methods: we prospectively examined all acute pancreatitis cases admitted to our Department in 2006. We recorded a total of 185 patients. With recurring forms, 40 (22% in all, we used a clinical-lab protocol including serologic and genetic markers, and duodenal biopsy to rule out GE. Results: a total of 34 patients (18% met clinical-biological criteria for GE (group 1, and were compared to the remaining non-GE AP cases (n = 161 (group 2. Mean age in the GE group was 54 ± 25 years, slightly younger than group 2 (61 ± 14 (NS. There was a mild predominance of women (50% in group 1 versus group 2 (38.5% (NS. Seven patients in group 1 (20% had severe

  12. Diversidad de arañas (Arachnida: Araneae) asociadas con viviendas de la ciudad de México (Zona Metropolitana) Spider diversity (Arachnida: Araneae) associated with houses in México city (Metropolitan area)

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    César Gabriel Durán-Barrón; Oscar F. Francke; Tila Ma. Pérez-Ortiz

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    La ecología urbana es un área de investigación relativamente reciente. Los ecosistemas urbanos son aquellos definidos como ambientes dominados por el hombre. Con el proceso de urbanización, insectos y arácnidos silvestres aprovechan los nuevos microhábitats que las viviendas humanas ofrecen. Se revisaron arañas recolectadas dentro de 109 viviendas durante los años de 1985 a 1986, 1996 a 2001 y 2002 a 2003. Se cuantificaron 1 196 organismos , los cuales se determinaron hasta especie. Se obtuvo...

  13. Valor del hemograma en el seguimiento clínico del paciente con neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica por staphylococcus aureus

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    Rodríguez Fernández, Ana

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    La infección por s. Aureus supone un problema de salud pública sobre todo desde la aparición de cepas SARM. La NAV es una de las patologías más frecuentes en el paciente crítico ingresado en UCI, siendo el S. Eureus uno de los principales microorganismos causantes de NAV. Se esta´n estudiando numerosos marcadores que permiten predecir la evolución en pacientes con infecciones graves. Se trata de un estudio retrospectivo donde se evaluan las subpoblaciones leucocitadas sobre la mortalidad en p...

  14. Resiliencia y Variables Asociadas en Cuidadores Informales de Pacientes con Alzheimer/Resilience and Associated Variables in Informal Caregivers of Alzheimer Patients/Resiliência e Variáveis Associadas em Cuidadores Informais de Pacientes com Alzheimer

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    Ara Mercedes Cerquera Córdoba; Daysy Katherine Pabón Poches

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    La resiliencia es una variable protectora ante el rol del cuidador, por ello, este estudio pretende identificar la relación entre la resiliencia y la sobrecarga, la depresión, la percepción de apoyo social y estrategias de afrontamiento. Se trata de un estudio transversal de alcance correlacional que contó con una muestra de 101 cuidadores, evaluados por medio de los instrumentos Zarit, mos, ider, Coping, la Escala de Resiliencia de Wagnild y Young. Se identificaron correlaciones positivas es...

  15. Mortalidad asociada con la contaminación atmosférica por SO2: A propósito de un caso de autopsia médico legal tras un episodio de polución atmosférica Mortality associated with atmospheric pollution by SO2: A medical legal case of autopsy after an episode of atmospheric pollution

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    P.M. Garamendi González

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de muerte súbita de origen respiratorio en un paciente afecto de broncopatía previa en el entorno de un episodio de contaminación atmosférica por SO2. Se exponen los resultados del estudio histopatológico y toxicológico, así como las conclusiones de las encuestas clínicas en la población expuesta y de los análisis de concentraciones ambientales por SO2 durante el episodio. Se presentan los datos de revisión bibliográfica sobre la mortalidad asociada con exposición ambiental al SO2. Se analizan los criterios de causalidad de la posible muerte relacionada con la exposición a tóxicos y se valoran los posibles factores de confusión en la interpretación de los resultados del estudio forense.We present a case report on a sudden pulmonary death in an asthmatic subject exposed to sulphur dioxide air pollution. We present the results of histopathological and toxicological investigations and those of the epidemiological survey on the general population exposed to a sulphur dioxide pollution episode. Air concentrations of sulphur dioxide during the pollution episode are summarised. We also developed a short bibliographic review on sudden death associated with sulphur dioxide pollution. Finally, we analyse causality criteria about the relationship between sudden death in this case and the sulphur dioxide exposure episode and we point out some possible misinterpretation factors related to forensic evaluation of the episode and its relation with sudden death.

  16. Características reproductivas de Commelina erecta L. asociadas con su propagación en sistemas agrícolas Reproductive traits of Commelina erecta L. associated with its propagation in agricultural systems

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    L.A Nisensohn; D.H. Tuesca; J.I. Vitta

    2011-01-01

    Commelina erecta L. se reproduce por rizomas y por dos tipos de semillas. Se estudiaron los requerimientos de luz y temperatura para la germinación, la evolución de la dormición y la viabilidad de las semillas en el suelo, la emergencia de plántulas y macollos y la producción de biomasa aérea y semillas. La germinación de semillas recién cosechadas fue menor a 5% en las semillas ovoides y en las alargadas fue 91% con temperaturas alternadas. La longevidad en el suelo varió según el tipo de se...

  17. Insulinorresistencia asociada a cambios en los niveles de tirotrofina en pacientes eutiroideos o con disfunción tiroidea subclínica Insulin Resistance and Changes in thyrotropin levels in patients with euthyroidism or subclinic thyroid dysfunction

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    JD Herrera

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre síndrome metabólico y disfunción tiroidea subclínica es un tema aun controvertido. Por tal motivo, el objetivo principal de nuestro trabajo fue tratar de establecer la existencia de una asociación entre la insulinorresistencia medida por el HOMA-IR (Homeostasis Model Assessment con los niveles de TSH en pacientes eutiroideos o con disfunción tiroidea subclínica. A su vez, y en forma secundaria, se valoraron cambios en el perfil lipídico. Se analizaron los niveles de T4L, TSH, insulina, glucemia, colesterol total, HDL colesterol, triglicéridos e índice de masa corporal en 233 pacientes eutiroideos o con disfunción tiroidea subclínica y se dividieron en tres grupos según su nivel de TSH: Grupo A: TSH de 2,5 mUI/L. Encontramos que, los niveles de insulina y el HOMA-IR en el grupo B fueron significativamente menores que en el grupo C (7,91 ± 0,67 mUI/L vs. 10,23 ± 0,91 mUI/L - p = 0,0073 y 1,84 ± 0,17 vs. 2,49 ± 0,27 - p = 0,0113, respectivamente. Esta diferencia fue independiente de la edad y del IMC. Además, se encontró una leve pero significativa disminución de los niveles de HDL-colesterol en el grupo C respecto al B (48,3 ± 0,5 vs. 46,3± 0,7 mg/dl; p = 0,0455 y un incremento de los triglicéridos (146,9 ± 11,9 vs. 112,3 ± 5,6 mg/dl; p = 0,0162. La prevalencia de insulinorresistencia definida como un valor de HOMA-IR > de 2,5 fue superior en el grupo C comparado con el B (39,5 % vs. 23,9 %; OR de 2,06 - IC 95 %: 1,19-3,63 - p = 0,013. Por último, se observó una débil pero significativa correlación negativa entre HOMA-IR y T4L (r - 0,2336; p = 0,0047 y positiva entre HOMA-IR y TSH (r = 0,1909; p = 0,0066 en toda la cohorte analizada. Concluimos que en la población analizada, los pacientes con TSH > de 2,5 mUI/L presentaron: a niveles de HDL colesterol más bajos, b triglicéridos y HOMA-IR más elevados, independientemente de la edad y del IMC, y c un aumento significativo del riesgo de tener

  18. Características de la caña de azúcar asociadas con toneladas de caña por hectárea y sacarosa (% caña

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    Carlos Arturo Viveros Valens

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    Full Text Available En las etapas iníciales del proceso de selección clonal en caña de azúcar (Saccharum spp. se realiza la selección indirecta para las variables toneladas de caña por hectárea (TCH y porcentaje de sacarosa. Esta selección indirecta puede aumentar su eficiencia en la medida que se precise mejor el conocimiento acerca de la naturaleza y la magnitud de las asociaciones existentes entre las características de interés y entre éstas y los indicadores de productividad. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue estimar las correlaciones genéticas entre las variables de tipo agronómico (factores causales y las de rendimiento (variables de respuesta, además descomponer su magnitud mediante análisis de sendero. Se evaluaron cinco caracteres de interés en caña de azúcar (altura, diámetro de tallos, población de tallos por metro, TCH y sacarosa (% caña en cinco localidades de la zona semiseca del valle del río Cauca para 17 variedades y dos testigos (CC 85-92 y MZC 74-275 en plantilla utilizando un diseño experimental Latice. Para estimar los coeficientes de correlación genética y de sendero (‘path coefficient’ se utilizó el software GENES. El análisis mostró que para obtener variedades con alto TCH y alta sacarosa (% caña, primero se deben seleccionar clones con altura superior que la variedad testigo CC 85-92 (334 cm para asegurar un contenido alto de sacarosa y posteriormente hacer un segundo tamizado por tallos gruesos de diámetro mayor que el testigo (32 mm y alta población de tallos igual o superiores que el testigo (14 tallos/m

  19. Características reproductivas de Commelina erecta L. asociadas con su propagación en sistemas agrícolas Reproductive traits of Commelina erecta L. associated with its propagation in agricultural systems

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    L.A Nisensohn

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    Full Text Available Commelina erecta L. se reproduce por rizomas y por dos tipos de semillas. Se estudiaron los requerimientos de luz y temperatura para la germinación, la evolución de la dormición y la viabilidad de las semillas en el suelo, la emergencia de plántulas y macollos y la producción de biomasa aérea y semillas. La germinación de semillas recién cosechadas fue menor a 5% en las semillas ovoides y en las alargadas fue 91% con temperaturas alternadas. La longevidad en el suelo varió según el tipo de semilla: a los 12 meses no se recuperaron semillas alargadas mientras que a los 24 meses se recuperó el 14% de las ovoides. La emergencia de plántulas se inició en octubre y se extendió -de acuerdo al año - hasta diciembre o marzo. La brotación de rizomas abarcó desde octubre a febrero. El total de plántulas emergidas fue independiente de la presencia de plantas provenientes de rizomas y viceversa. En abril se registró un flujo adicional de emergencia de plántulas originadas de semillas producidas durante la misma estación de crecimiento. Las características reproductivas estudiadas permiten explicar la capacidad de esta especie para colonizar y persistir en los sistemas de producción de la región.Commelina erecta reproduces by seeds and rhizomes. Temperature and light requirements for germination, seed dormancy and viability, seedling and tiller dynamics and seed and biomass production were studied. C. erecta shows two types of seeds: ovoid and elongated. After shedding from the parent plant, the percentage of germination of the ovoid seeds was <5% whereas of elongated seeds up to 91% with fluctuating temperatures. Seed longevity varied depending on the type of seed: from 12 months onwards no elongated seeds were recovered, while at 24 months 14% of the ovoid seeds was recovered. The onset of seedling emergence in both years of the experiment was early October and emergence lasted -depending on year- till December or March. The period

  20. Cytomegalovirus Infection and Pre-Eclampsia

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    Rădulescu Carmen; Huţanu Adina; Gabor Rozalia; Şincu Nina

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    Introduction: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disease characterized by hypertension after 20 weeks of gestation and proteinuria. It is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia is not completely understood. In our study we investigated if there is a potential link between cytomegalovirus infection and pre-eclampsia and if cytomegalovirus infection is the triggering factor of pre-eclampsia.

  1. Preeclampsia: from epidemiological observations to molecular mechanisms

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    P. López-Jaramillo; Casas, J. P.; Serrano, N

    2001-01-01

    Preeclampsia is the main cause of maternal mortality and is associated with a five-fold increase in perinatal mortality in developing countries. In spite of this, the etiology of preeclampsia is unknown. The present article analyzes the contradictory results of the use of calcium supplementation in the prevention of preeclampsia, and tries to give an explanation of these results. The proposal of an integrative model to explain the clinical manifestations of preeclampsia is discussed. In this ...

  2. C-reactive protein and later preeclampsia

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    Rebelo, Fernanda; Schlüssel, Michael M; Vaz, Juliana S;

    2013-01-01

    This study aims to determine whether high C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration during pregnancy is associated with later preeclampsia and whether weight status (BMI) is a potential modifier of the relation between CRP and preeclampsia.......This study aims to determine whether high C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration during pregnancy is associated with later preeclampsia and whether weight status (BMI) is a potential modifier of the relation between CRP and preeclampsia....

  3. Neuroplasticidad asociada a miembro fantasma

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    Full Text Available En las últimas décadas, el concepto de neuroplasticidad ha tomado clara relevancia asociado a la salud del paciente y al aprendizaje y conducta en el individuo sano. Esta capacidad del sistema nervioso implica asimilación, reorganización y modificación de nuestro mecanismo biológico, bioquímico y fisiológico. Con el advenimiento de nuevas tecnologías científicas que han aparecido en los últimos años, respondemos y mantenemos a este concepto de plasticidad del sistema nervioso como premisa base de ser susceptible a cambios externos y dinámicos. La experiencia del miembro fantasma pone al descubierto, de forma permanente, la existencia de un mapa corporal mental que subyace y modifica la experiencia con nuestro cuerpo, cuyo sistema nervioso posee la capacidad de reorganización cortical por estimulación sensitiva, sensorial, endocrina y motora. La relación entre miembro fantasma y neuroplasticidad es compleja, difícil de investigar a pesar de los avances científicos obtenidos y, a la vez, es dinámica, ya que esta capacidad responde a las necesidades de salud en el ser humano en las diferentes etapas de su vida.

  4. Incidencia de infección asociada a catéter y factores de riesgo relacionados en pacientes hospitalizados con nutrición parenteral Incidence of catheter-related infection and associated risk factors in hospitalized patients with parenteral nutrition

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    M.ª J. Aguilella Vizcaíno

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La complicación más grave de la nutrición parenteral (NPT es la infección asociada a catéter (IAC. Objetivos: Estudiar la tasa de incidencia y los factores asociados a IAC. Material y métodos: 271 pacientes seguidos por la Unidad de Nutrición durante seis meses. La composición de la NPT se calculaba de acuerdo a las necesidades metabólicas. Un 20,3% recibió la solución lipídica enriquecida con ácidos grasos omega3 (SMOF Fresenius Kabi® y un 79,7% con aceite de oliva (Clinoleic Baxter®. Resultados: La tasa de IAC fue de 25 por 1.000 días de NPT (55 pacientes: 61,7 ± 17,8 años, 60,3% hombres, 29,3 ± 10,6 días de estancia y 10,4% mortalidad. El Staphiloccocus coagulasa negativo fue el germen aislado más frecuente. No existían diferencias en la edad, sexo, mortalidad y composición de la NPT entre pacientes con y sin infección. Los pacientes tratados con omega-3 recibían más calorías en la NPT, a expensas de mayor aporte de glucosa y de lípidos. Sin embargo, la frecuencia de infección era similar, aunque existía una tendencia no significativa a ser menor con el uso de omega-3 (14,5% vs 23,1% respectivamente, p = 0,112. La duración del soporte nutricional fue mayor en los enfermos con IAC (13,0 ± 9,7 vs 9,3 ± 8,1, p = 0,038. La mortalidad total (16,9% fue independiente de si el paciente presentaba o no IAC (10,4% vs 18,7%, p = 0,090 o del uso de lípidos omega3 o aceite de oliva en la NPT (10,9% vs 18,5%, p = 0,125. Conclusión: Los pacientes sometidos a NPT cursan con una tasa elevada de IAC. La presencia de infección se relaciona con la duración de la NPT, siendo independiente de la edad, sexo y composición de la solución. El uso de soluciones lipídicas con omega-3 podría ser beneficiosa, aunque se necesitan más estudios para su confirmación.Introduction: The most severe complication of parenteral nutrition (PTN is catheter-related infection (CRI. Objectives: To study the incidence rate and

  5. Immunology and Genetic of Preeclampsia

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    Norma C. Serrano

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a disease characterized by hypertension and proteinuria in the third trimester of pregnancy. Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal mortality, and fetal death, especially in developing countries, but its aetiology remains unclear. Key findings support a causal role of superficial placentation driven by immune mal maladaptation, which then lead to reduced concentrations of angiogenic growth factors and to an increase in placental debris in the maternal circulation resulting in a maternal inflammatory response. Epidemiological research has consistently demonstrated a substantial familial predisposition to preeclampsia. Unfortunately, the conquest of the genes explaining such a individual susceptibility has been proved to be a hard task. However, genetics will also inform us about causality of environmental factors, and then serve as a tool to prioritize therapeutic targets for preventive strategies.

  6. Incremento en la prevalencia del VIH y en las conductas de riesgo asociadas en hombres que tienen sexo con hombres: 12 años de encuestas de vigilancia conductual en Cataluña Increase in the prevalence of HIV and in associated risk behaviors in men who have sex with men: 12 years of behavioral surveillance surveys in Catalonia (Spain

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir las tendencias en la prevalencia de la infección por VIH, las conductas de riesgo asociadas a su transmisión y las actitudes respecto a los tratamientos antirretrovirales en el colectivo de hombres que tienen sexo con hombres reclutados en Cataluña entre 1995 y 2006. Métodos: Estudios transversales bianuales en una muestra de conveniencia de hombres que tienen sexo con hombres reclutados en saunas, sex-shops, bares y un parque público, y por correo a los socios de la Coordinadora Gai-Lesbiana, mediante un cuestionario anónimo y autoadministrado. Se recogieron muestras de saliva para determinar la prevalencia de la infección por VIH. La significación de las tendencias lineales en las proporciones se analizó mediante el test de ji² de tendencia lineal, estratificando por edad. Resultados: La prevalencia global del VIH aumentó del 8,5% (1995 al 14,1% (2006 en los menores de 30 años (p=0,162, y del 18,2% (1995 al 21,2% (2006 en los de 30 años y más (p=0,07. El uso consistente del preservativo en la penetración anal con parejas ocasionales descendió del 72,9% al 58,7% en los menores de 30 años (pObjectives: To describe trends in HIV prevalence, in risk behaviors associated with HIV transmission, and in knowledge and attitudes related to antiretroviral therapy (ART among men who have sex with men (MSM recruited in Catalonia between 1995 and 2006. Methods: Biannual cross-sectional surveys were performed. An opportunistic sample of MSM was recruited in saunas, sex shops, bars and a cruising site in a public park. In addition, an anonymous self-administered questionnaire was sent by mail to all members of a gay and lesbian association (Coordinadora Gai-Lesbiana. Oral fluid samples were collected to determine HIV prevalence. Linear trends in proportions were assessed by the chi² test, stratified by age. Results: The overall prevalence of HIV infection increased from 8.5% (1995 to 14.1% (2006 among men aged less than

  7. Preeclampsia, Hypoxia, Thrombosis, and Inflammation

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    Shamshirsaz, Amir A.; Michael Paidas; Graciela Krikun

    2011-01-01

    Reductions in uteroplacental flow initiate a cascade of molecular effects leading to hypoxia, thrombosis, inflammation, and endothelial cell dysfunction resulting in untoward pregnancy outcomes. In this review, we detail these effects and their relationship to preeclampsia (PE) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).

  8. Epigenetic Placental Programming of Preeclampsia

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    Preeclampsia (PE) affects 8-10% of women in the US and long-term consequences include subsequent development of maternal hypertension and hypertension in offspring. As methylation patterns are established during fetal life, we focused on epigenetic alterations in DNA methylation as a plausible expla...

  9. Inmunodetección de metaloproteinasas de matriz extracelular (MMPs-2, -9, -13 y -14 en lesiones apicales asociadas con periodontitis apical asintomática Immunodetection of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs-2, -9, -13 and -14 in periapical lesions associated with asymptomatic apical periodontitis

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La periodontitis apical asintomática (PAa es una patología infecciosa caracterizada por destrucción ósea perirradicular asociada a un proceso inflamatorio crónico y producción de mediadores inflamatorios, entre los cuales se encuentran las metaloproteinasas de matriz extracelular (MMPs. Entre éstas, las MMPs-13, -14, -2 y -9, son producidas por el tejido óseo y degradan sinérgicamente el colágeno tipo I, principal componente de los tejidos periodontales, y gelatina, producto de la degradación y desnaturación del colágeno. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el patrón de expresión de las MMPs-2, -9, -13 y -14 en granulomas periapicales (GPAs, quistes radiculares inflamatorios (QRIs y ligamento periodontal sano (LS. Materiales y Métodos: Se seleccionaron 12 pacientes con diagnóstico clínico de PAa e indicación de exodoncia a partir de los cuales se obtuvieron biopsias de lesiones periapicales (LPAs. Como controles, se seleccionaron 7 individuos con indicación de exodoncia de premolares por ortodoncia, obteniéndose biopsias de LS. Se efectuó el diagnóstico anátomo-patológico de los especímenes y se caracterizó la expresión de las MMPs en estudio mediante inmunohistoquímica. Resultados: Las MMPs en estudio sólo se detectaron en GPAs y QRIs, y se inmunolocalizaron principalmente en el infiltrado inflamatorio de éstos. Adicionalmente, la MMP-2 se identificó en fibroblastos del tejido conectivo. Conclusiones: MMPs-2, -9, -13 y -14 se expresan predominantemente en el infiltrado inflamatorio de las LPAs y no en LS, y por tanto se sugiere la participación de estos mediadores en la patogénesis de la PAa.Asymptomatic apical periodontitis (aAP is an infectious disease characterized by perirradicular bone destruction associated with chronic inflammation and release of inflammatory mediators, such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs. MMPs-13, -14 and -2, -9 are bone-expressed enzymes that can synergistically degrade

  10. Anestesia tópica associada à sedação para facoemulsificação: experiência com 312 pacientes Tópica asociada a la sedación para facoemulsificación: experiencia con 312 pacientes Topical anesthesia associated with sedation for phacoemulsification: experience with 312 patients

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    Romero Henrique Carvalho Bertrand

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    ínimas.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La anestesia tópica ha venido obteniendo espacio en las operaciones de catarata, principalmente después de los avances provenientes de la técnica de facoemulsificación. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la eficacia de la anestesia tópica asociada a la sedación para operaciones de catarata por facoemulsificación. MÉTODO: Estudio prospectivo de 312 pacientes, ASA I y II, con edades entre 41 y 89 años. Fue realizada la facoemulsificación bajo anestesia tópica (5 minutos antes de la operación, por goteo con proximetacaína a 0,5% asociada a la sedación (midazolan, 1 mg, por vía venosa, administrado 15 minutos antes de la operación. Alfentanil en bolus de 125 µg por vía venosa fue administrado bajo demanda. Variables como el dolor en el intraoperatorio, consumo de alfentanil, efectos colaterales, tiempo de recuperación y nivel de satisfacción del paciente se analizaron. RESULTADOS: En el período intraoperatorio se observaron 8 (2,6% casos de bradicardia, 4 (1,3% de edema epitelial, 2 (0,65% de náuseas y 2 (0,65% rupturas de cápsula posterior. En el postoperatorio se observaron 15 (4,8% casos de náuseas, 6 (1,9% casos de mareos, 2 (0,65% casos de vómitos y 1 (0,32% caso de bradicardia. El tiempo promedio de recuperación post-operatoria fue de 21,77 minutos. El consumo de alfentanil varió entre 125 µg y 1.250 µg, con un consumo promedio de 537 µg. Trescientos (96,2% pacientes clasificaron la técnica anestésica como buena y 12 (3,8% pacientes la clasificaron como regular. Cuarenta y de los pacientes relataron dolor en algún momento de la operación y 4 (1,3% pacientes dijeron que si necesitasen realizar un nuevo procedimiento de facoemulsificación no les gustarían ser sometidos a la misma técnica anestésica. CONCLUSIONES: La anestesia tópica con sedación en pacientes sometidos a operaciones de catarata por facoemulsificación, en este estudio, demostró eficacia, una fácil aplicación y complicaciones m

  11. What Are the Treatments for Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and HELLP Syndrome?

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  12. What Are the Symptoms of Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and HELLP Syndrome?

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  13. Severe Preeclampsia: Characteristics and Consequences

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    Arturo Pérez de Villa Amil Álvarez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and a major cause of perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. Objective: to identify maternal and therapeutic factors as well as damage associated with severe preeclampsia in pregnant women. Method: a case series study was conducted in 69 patients diagnosed with severe preeclampsia treated at the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima University General Hospital from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013. They were divided into two groups according to presence of severe preeclampsia with and without aggravating factors. The variables analyzed were related to maternal characteristics, characteristics of medical care and fetal and neonatal characteristics. A questionnaire based on the data obtained from medical records was applied in line with the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision. Comparisons between groups were performed using a chi-square statistic, considering a P<0.05 statically significant. Results: frequency of severe preeclampsia was 0.8 per 100 deliveries. The highest frequency occurred in the age range of 31-35 years. Eclampsia was observed in 0.91 per 1000 deliveries. Maternal damage amounted to 30.4%. Magnesium sulfate prophylaxis was used in 89% of cases. Eclampsia frequency when not used was 50%, while it was only 6.4% when this therapy was applied. Caesarean section was performed in 85.5% of patients. Neonatal damage was 52.3%. The late fetal death rate was 4.6 per 100 live births. Among the intergroup differences, significant dissimilarities were observed in neonatal damage. Conclusion: high association of intrauterine growth restriction with induced prematurity is evident as well as the high rate of first-time Caesarean sections and significant maternal, fetal and neonatal damage. The use of magnesium sulfate shows good results in the prophylaxis of eclampsia.

  14. Effect of Periodontal Disease on Preeclampsia

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: A lot of studies have shown periodontal diseases as a risk factor for adverse pregnancy out­comes. The as­sociation between periodontitis and preeclampsia has been studied recently with contro­versy. Considering the importance of preventing preeclampsia as a dangerous and life-threatening disease in pregnant women, the pre­sent study was carried out. Methods: Two hundred and ten pregnant women participated in this case-control study (105 controls & 105 cases during years 2007 and 2008. Preeclamptic cases were defined as blood pressure ≥140/90mmHg and protein­uria +1. Control group were pregnant women with normal blood pressure with­out proteinuria. Both groups were examined during 48 hours after child delivery. Plaque Index (PLI, Pocket Depth (PD, Clinical Attachment Level (CAL, Bleeding On Probing (BOP, Gingival Recession (GR were measured on all teeth except for third molars and recorded as periodontal examination. Data was ana­lyzed using t-test, chi-square, and Mann-Whitney U statistical tests.Results: There was no significant difference between the two study groups for PD. CAL, GR, BOP signifi­cantly in­creased in the case group (P< 0.02. This study showed that preeclamptic cases were more likely to develop perio­dontal disease (P< 0.0001. Eighty three percent of the control group and 95% of the case group had perio­dontal disease (P< 0.005 which had shown that preeclamptic cases were 4.1 times more likely to have periodontal disease (OR= 4.1.Conclusion: Preeclamptic cases significantly had higher attachment loss and gingival recession than the con­trol group.

  15. Angiotensin Receptors, Autoimmunity, and Preeclampsia1

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    Xia, Yang; Zhou, Cissy Chenyi; RAMIN, Susan M.; Kellems, Rodney E.

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    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorder that causes substantial maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Despite being a leading cause of maternal death and a major contributor to maternal and perinatal morbidity, the mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of preeclampsia are poorly understood. Recent studies indicate that women with preeclampsia have autoantibodies that activate the angiotensin receptor, AT1, and that autoantibody-mediated receptor activation contri...

  16. Preeclampsia and the Anti-Angiogenic State

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    Agarwal, Isha; Karumanchi, S. Ananth

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    Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide, however, its etiology remains unclear. Abnormal placental angiogenesis during pregnancy resulting from high levels of anti-angiogenic factors, soluble Flt1 (sFlt1) and soluble endoglin (sEng), has been implicated in preeclampsia pathogenesis. Accumulating evidence also points to a role for these anti-angiogenic proteins as serum biomarkers for the clinical diagnosis and prediction of preeclampsia. Uncoverin...

  17. Epidemiology of preeclampsia: Impact of obesity

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    Jeyabalan, Arun

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    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder that affects 2 to 8% of all pregnancies and remains a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Diagnosis is based on new onset of hypertension and proteinuria. Multiple organ systems can be affected with severe disease. The wide range of risk factors reflects the heterogeneity of preeclampsia. Obesity, which is increasing at an alarming rate, is also a risk factor for preeclampsia as well as for later life cardiov...

  18. Serum copeptin and pregnancy outcome in preeclampsia

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    Kehinde Sola Akinlade

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: A number of biochemical predictors of preeclampsia have been reported, but little is known about their possible relationship with maternal and fetal outcomes. This study determined serum copeptin in pregnant women with preeclampsia and assessed its relationship with pregnancy outcomes. Materials and Methods: Thirty women with severe preeclampsia (SP, 30 with mild preeclampsia (MP, and 30 with uncomplicated pregnancy were enrolled into this study. Serum copeptin, creatinine, and liver function were determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and colorimetry as appropriate. Pregnancy outcomes, both maternal and fetal, were taken using standard methods. Results: Copeptin was significantly elevated in preeclampsia subjects compared with controls and in SP compared with MP. Assessing the diagnostic property of copeptin for preeclampsia, the area under the curve for copeptin was 0.99. Nine (30% and 3 (10% of SP and MP, respectively had abruptio placenta while 6 (20%, 2 (6.7%, and 1 (3.3% still births were recorded in SP, MP, and controls, respectively. Neonates of mothers with preeclampsia had significantly lower birth weight, infant length, ponderal index, and head circumference compared with neonates of the controls. Copeptin had a significant inverse relationship with birth weight, ponderal index, head circumference, Apgar score, and infant length in neonates of mothers with preeclampsia. Conclusion: Serum copeptin level in the third trimester could predict preeclampsia and its elevation is associated with adverse perinatal outcome.

  19. Role of fetal DNA in preeclampsia (review).

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    Konečná, Barbora; Vlková, Barbora; Celec, Peter

    2015-02-01

    Preeclampsia is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hypertension. It begins with abnormal cytotrophoblast apoptosis, which leads to inflammation and an increase in the levels of anti-angiogenic factors followed by the disruption of the angiogenic status. Increased levels of fetal DNA and RNA coming from the placenta, one of the most commonly affected organs in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia, have been found in pregnant women with the condition. However, it remains unknown as to whether this is a cause or a consequence of preeclampsia. Few studies have been carried out on preeclampsia in which an animal model of preeclampsia was induced by an injection of different types of DNA that are mimic fetal DNA and provoke inflammation through Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) or cyclic guanosine monophosphate-adenosine monophosphate (cGAMP). The specific mechanisms involved in the development of preeclampsia are not yet fully understood. It is hypothesized that the presence of different fragments of fetal DNA in maternal plasma may cause for the development of preeclampsia. The function of DNase during preeclampsia also remains unresolved. Studies have suggested that its activity is decreased or the DNA is protected against its effects. Further research is required to uncover the pathogenesis of preeclampsia and focus more on the condition of patients with the condition.

  20. Oclusión arterial aguda asociada a hidatidosis diseminada

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    Jose Somocurcio

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Hidatidosis o equinococosis son términos usados para denominar a la infestación zoonótica causada por los estadios adulto y larvario (metacéstode del céstode del género Equinococcus (familia tenidae. El término hidatidosis debe ser aplicado a la infestación por el metacéstode mientras que el de equinococosis a los estadios larvario y adulto. En el Perú existe una alta prevalencia de esta infección siendo el hígado y pulmón los órganos más afectados. Existen factores tanto del agente infeccioso como del hospedero que contribuyen a esta infección, donde el componente inmunológico del hospedero es un punto importante tanto en la infección como en la diseminación. En el presente artículo se reporta un caso de oclusión arterial aguda asociada a hidatidosis diseminada en un paciente de 54 años de edad, natural y procedente de Huancavelica, de inicio súbito con un cuadro de obstrucción arterial aguda; que no mejoró luego de la cirugía con fallecimiento a las 48 horas de la presentación

  1. Oclusión arterial aguda asociada a hidatidosis diseminada

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    Jose Somocurcio

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Hidatidosis o equinococosis son términos usados para denominar a la infestación zoonótica causada por los estadios adulto y larvario (metacéstode del céstode del género Equinococcus (familia tenidae. El término hidatidosis debe ser aplicado a la infestación por el metacéstode mientras que el de equinococosis a los estadios larvario y adulto. En el Perú existe una alta prevalencia de esta infección siendo el hígado y pulmón los órganos más afectados. Existen factores tanto del agente infeccioso como del hospedero que contribuyen a esta infección, donde el componente inmunológico del hospedero es un punto importante tanto en la infección como en la diseminación. En el presente artículo se reporta un caso de oclusión arterial aguda asociada a hidatidosis diseminada en un paciente de 54 años de edad, natural y procedente de Huancavelica, de inicio súbito con un cuadro de obstrucción arterial aguda; que no mejoró luego de la cirugía con fallecimiento a las 48 horas de la presentación

  2. ÍNDICE ATEROGÉNICO COMO FACTOR DE RIESGO PARA EL SÍNDROME DE PREECLAMPSIA / Atherogenic index as a risk factor for preeclampsia syndrome

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    José P. Rueda Villalpando

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available ResumenIntroducción y objetivos: La hipertensión inducida por el embarazo o preeclampsia presenta características fisiopatológicas similares a las de la aterosclerosis y las enfermedades cardiovasculares. El propósito del estudio fue identificar los factores de riesgo aterogénico y su relación en la preeclampsia. Método: Se realizó una investigación descriptiva de tipo transversal, con 50 pacientes en el tercer trimestre del embarazo. Mediante la entrevista se establecieron el peso y la talla, para calcular el índice de masa corporal. La tensión arterial > 140/90 mmHg acompañada de edema y proteinuria en el embarazo, se clasificó como hipertensión arterial. Se tomaron muestras de sangre para determinar los valores de colesterol sérico, triglicéridos y HDL. Las variables se expresaron en porcentajes. Resultados: En cada paciente se analizó el número de factores de riesgo y sus asociaciones. Los resultados más relevantes consistieron en que el 76 % presentó sobrepeso u obesidad. En cuanto al síndrome de preeclampsia, se mostró en el 30 % con un riesgo relativo de 3 veces más que las normolipídicas, y 30 % tuvo un índice aterogénico elevado. Conclusiones: La dislipidemia es un factor de riesgo aterogénico de importancia, y en conjunto constituyen un factor de riesgo para la preeclampsia. El incremento del índice aterogénico aumenta la susceptibilidad a la aterogénesis en la preeclampsia. La dislipidemia aparenta ser el punto de inicio de esta cadena de sucesos. El estudio del papel de la dislipidemia podría contribuir a la comprensión de los mecanismos de disfunción endotelial en la preeclampsia. / AbstractIntroduction and Objectives: Pregnancy−induced hypertension or preeclampsia presents pathophysiological features similar to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Identify atherogenic risk factors and their relationship in preeclampsia was the purpose of this study. Method: We conducted a cross

  3. Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and hypertension

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    2008-01-01

    Pre-eclampsia (raised blood pressure and proteinuria) complicates 2% to 8% of pregnancies, and increases morbidity and mortality in the mother and child. Pre-eclampsia is more common in women with multiple pregnancy and in those with conditions associated with microvascular disease.

  4. Perinatal epidemiological risk factors for preeclampsia.

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    Bobić, Mirna Vuković; Habek, Dubravko; Habek, Jasna Čerkez

    2015-03-01

    In the present study, the impact of the potential perinatal epidemiological factors on preeclampsia development was assessed. This clinical study included 55 pregnant women with preeclampsia and control group of 50 healthy pregnant women. Positive family history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus or thromboembolic disease was recorded in 50% of women with preeclampsia versus 28% of control group women. Positive personal history of this disease was recorded in 15% of women with preeclampsia, whereas all control group women had negative personal history of preeclampsia. Dietary habits, i.e. the intake of meat and meat products, fruit and vegetables, coffee and alcohol drinks were similar in the two groups, without statistically significant differences. The women with preeclampsia and control women reported comparable habits; there was no difference in the consumption of meat, fruit, vegetables, coffee and alcohol, smoking, use of folate and oral hormonal contraception before pregnancy, or in physical activity as the potential risk factors for preeclampsia in current pregnancy. However, personal and family history of vascular disease proved to be significant risk factors for the occurrence of preeclampsia, emphasizing the need of lifestyle and dietary modifications with healthy dietary habits, while avoiding adverse habits in pregnancy.

  5. Preeclampsia: from epidemiological observations to molecular mechanisms

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    P. López-Jaramillo

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is the main cause of maternal mortality and is associated with a five-fold increase in perinatal mortality in developing countries. In spite of this, the etiology of preeclampsia is unknown. The present article analyzes the contradictory results of the use of calcium supplementation in the prevention of preeclampsia, and tries to give an explanation of these results. The proposal of an integrative model to explain the clinical manifestations of preeclampsia is discussed. In this proposal we suggest that preeclampsia is caused by nutritional, environmental and genetic factors that lead to the creation of an imbalance between the free radicals nitric oxide, superoxide and peroxynitrate in the vascular endothelium. The adequate interpretation of this model would allow us to understand that the best way of preventing preeclampsia is the establishment of an adequate prenatal control system involving adequate antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplementation, adequate diagnosis and early treatment of asymptomatic urinary and vaginal infections. The role of infection in the genesis of preeclampsia needs to be studied in depth because it may involve a fundamental change in the prevention and treatment of preeclampsia.

  6. Preeclampsia : At risk for remote cardiovascular disease

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    Harskamp, Ralf E.; Zeeman, Gerda G.

    2007-01-01

    Epidemiological data indicate that women with preeclampsia are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. Population-based studies relate preeclampsia to an increased risk of later chronic hypertension (RR, 2.00 to 8.00) and cardiovascular morbidity/mortality (RR, 1.3 to 3.07

  7. Postpartum Depression After Mild and Severe Preeclampsia

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    Hoedjes, Meeke; Berks, Durk; Vogel, Ineke; Franx, Arie; Bangma, Meike; Darlington, Anne-Sophie E.; Visser, Willy; Duvekot, Johannes J.; Habbema, J. Dik F.; Steegers, Eric A. P.; Raat, Hein

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    Objective: To describe the prevalence of postpartum depressive symptoms after preeclampsia, to assess the extent to which the prevalence of postpartum depressive symptoms differs after mild and severe preeclampsia, and to investigate which factors contribute to such differences. Methods: Women diagn

  8. Vascular associated gene variants in patients with preeclampsia

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    Lykke, Jacob A; Bare, Lance A; Olsen, Jørn;

    2012-01-01

    Preeclampsia has been linked to subsequent vascular disease with many shared predisposing factors. We investigated the association between severe preeclampsia, and its subtypes, and specific vascular-related polymorphisms.......Preeclampsia has been linked to subsequent vascular disease with many shared predisposing factors. We investigated the association between severe preeclampsia, and its subtypes, and specific vascular-related polymorphisms....

  9. Immunomodulatory role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia.

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    Smith, Tyler A; Kirkpatrick, Daniel R; Kovilam, Oormila; Agrawal, Devendra K

    2015-01-01

    Worldwide, preeclampsia is a significant health risk to both pregnant women and their unborn children. Despite scientific advances, the exact pathogenesis of preeclampsia is not yet fully understood. Meanwhile, the incidence of preeclampsia is expected to increase. A series of potential etiologies for preeclampsia has been identified, including endothelial dysfunction, immunological dysregulation and trophoblastic invasion. In this literature review, we have critically reviewed existing literature regarding the research findings that link the role of vitamin D to the pathogenesis and immunoregulation of preeclampsia. The relationship of vitamin D with the suspected etiologies of preeclampsia underscores its clinical potential in the diagnosis and treatment of preeclampsia.

  10. The role of selenium in predicting preeclampsia

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    Z Ghaemi

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Preeclampsia is a common disorder that is a leading cause of perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality; however its specific etiology has still remained obscure.The first step in preventing preeclampsia is early detection of women at risk. Since there is no valid and reliable screening test, appropriate diagnostic and screening tests are necessary, which are inexpensive, non-invasive and beneficial for pregnant women. Therefore, regarding the role of selenium as an antioxidant in the prevention preeclampsia, this study was designed which aimed to determine the prognostic value of plasma selenium levels in the diagnosis of preeclampsia in primigravida women Methods: In a nested case control design, a sample of 650 normal primigravida women of 24-28 weeks participated in the study. Subjects who involved the case group were followed up for 3 months and 38 were affected by preeclampsia. Blood samples were obtained from these 38patients as well as from 38 subjects as their matched controls. Moreover, the amount of selenium was measured by atomic absorption spectrometry. Results: The mean level of selenium in blood plasma of the cases was significantly lower than in their matched controls. The present study findings revealed that pregnant women with serum Se < 66.1 μg/L had a significantly increased risk of preeclampsia. Conclusion: Lower plasma selenium level in women destines to suffering from preeclampsia which confirms the destructive effect of selenium deficiency as an antioxidant in etiopathology of preeclampsia. Measurement of plasma selenium can improve the prediction of preeclampsia; thus, it seems that plasma selenium level test owns an acceptable sensitivity and specificity for predicting preeclampsia.

  11. Enzyme activity of superoxide dismutase and zincemia in women with preeclampsia.

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    Araújo Brito, José; do Nascimento Marreiro, Dilina; Moita Neto, José Machado; Michelle Costa e Silva, Danilla; Gonçalves de Sousa Almondes, Kaluce; Valadares Neto, João de Deus; do Nascimento Nogueira, Nadir

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    Introducción: La preeclampsia es un síndrome de origen desconocido del punto de vista etiológico. Se caracteriza clínicamente por una tríada de síntomas: edema, hipertensión y proteinuria. Los conceptos actuales sobre la patogénesis de la preeclampsia incluyen la disfunción endotelial y el estrés oxidativo. Objetivo: En este estudio se evaluó la relación entre la actividad de la superóxido dismutasa, zincemia y preeclampsia. Métodos: Este estudio de casos y controles se llevó a cabo con 94 mujeres, con un rango de edad situado entre 17 y 44 AÑOs, los que fueron divididos en dos grupos: mujeres con preeclampsia (n = 44) y grupo control, las mujeres con embarazo normal (n = 50). La actividad de la superóxido dismutasa se llevó a cabo según el kit Ransod. Las concentraciones de zinc en plasma y los eritrocitos fue realizada según el metodo de espectrofotometría de absorción atómica de llama, ambos determinados antes del nacimiento y después del parto. La prueba de la t de Student y la prueba t pareada fue utilizada para el análisis estadístico (p actividad antioxidante de la superóxido dismutasa, se encontró elevada en las mujeres con y sin preeclampsia (p > 0,05), con una reducción significativa en la actividad en el periodo postparto (p 0,05). Conclusiones: Este estudio revelló que hay cambios en los parámetros bioquímicos de zinc en mujeres con preeclampsia. La actividad de la superóxido dismutasa se revelló que este marcador no se puede utilizar para predecir la progresión de la enfermedad.

  12. Innate Immune System and Preeclampsia

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    Perez-Sepulveda, Alejandra; Torres, Maria Jose; Khoury, Maroun; Illanes, Sebastian E

    2014-01-01

    Normal pregnancy is considered as a Th2 type immunological state that favors an immune-tolerance environment in order to prevent fetal rejection. Preeclampsia (PE) has been classically described as a Th1/Th2 imbalance; however, the Th1/Th2 paradigm has proven insufficient to fully explain the functional and molecular changes observed during normal/pathological pregnancies. Recent studies have expanded the Th1/Th2 into a Th1/Th2/Th17 and regulatory T-cells paradigm and where dendritic cells co...

  13. Neumonía intersticial linfoidea asociada a inmunodeficiencia común variable

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    Gonzalo Peralta

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La neumonía intersticial linfoidea (NIL es una rara entidad, descripta como hiperplasia no neoplásica del tejido linfoide pulmonar y clasificada dentro de las enfermedades intersticiales idiopáticas. Se la ha descripto asociada a infección por HIV, fenómenos autoinmunes, hipergamaglobulinemia policlonal o menos frecuentemente a hipogammaglobulinemia. Presentamos una paciente de 66 años de edad con diabetes mellitus, síndrome de Sjögren e hipertensión arterial, derivada a nuestro centro por tos seca y disnea clase funcional II-III. En el examen físico presentaba rales tipo “velcro” bibasales y esplenomegalia. Los estudios de laboratorio evidenciaron plaquetopenia (50 000/mm³ e hipogammaglobulinemia; la tomografía axial computarizada (TAC de tórax mostró compromiso intersticial bibasal, con nódulos peribroncovasculares menores a un centímetro. Se realizó una videotoracoscopia con biopsia pulmonar, la anatomía patológica mostró hallazgos compatibles con neumonía intersticial linfoidea. Se inició tratamiento con metilprednisona 40 mg/día vía oral e infusión endovenosa de gammaglobulina 500 mg/kg, mensual, evolucionando con mejoría clínico-radiológica. Por persistencia de plaquetopenia, asociada a hiperesplenismo, se realizó esplenectomía con buena respuesta. En la anatomía patológica no se observo clonalidad linfoide.

  14. Animal models of preeclampsia; uses and limitations.

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    McCarthy, F P

    2012-01-31

    Preeclampsia remains a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and has an unknown etiology. The limited progress made regarding new treatments to reduce the incidence and severity of preeclampsia has been attributed to the difficulties faced in the development of suitable animal models for the mechanistic research of this disease. In addition, animal models need hypotheses on which to be based and the slow development of testable hypotheses has also contributed to this poor progress. The past decade has seen significant advances in our understanding of preeclampsia and the development of viable reproducible animal models has contributed significantly to these advances. Although many of these models have features of preeclampsia, they are still poor overall models of the human disease and limited due to lack of reproducibility and because they do not include the complete spectrum of pathophysiological changes associated with preeclampsia. This review aims to provide a succinct and comprehensive assessment of current animal models of preeclampsia, their uses and limitations with particular attention paid to the best validated and most comprehensive models, in addition to those models which have been utilized to investigate potential therapeutic interventions for the treatment or prevention of preeclampsia.

  15. Preeclampsia, biomarkers, syncytiotrophoblast stress, and placental capacity.

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    Redman, Christopher W G; Staff, Anne Cathrine

    2015-10-01

    The maternal syndrome of preeclampsia is mediated by dysfunctional syncytiotrophoblast (STB). When this is stressed by uteroplacental malperfusion, its signaling to the mother changes, as part of a highly coordinated stress response. The STB signals are both proinflammatory and dysangiogenic such that the preeclamptic mother has a stronger vascular inflammatory response than normal, with an antiangiogenic bias. Angiogenic factors have limitations as preeclampsia biomarkers, especially for prediction and diagnosis of preeclampsia at term. However, if they are recognized as markers of STB stress, their physiological changes at term demonstrate that STB stress develops in all pregnancies. The biomarkers reveal that the duration of pregnancies is restricted by placental capacity, such that there is increasing placental dysfunction, at and beyond term. This capacity includes limitations imposed by the size of the uterus, the capacity of the uteroplacental circulation and, possibly, the supply of villous progenitor trophoblast cells. Limited placental capacity explains the increasing risks of postmaturity, including preeclampsia. Early-onset preeclampsia is predictable because STB stress and changes in its biomarkers are intrinsic to poor placentation, an early pregnancy pathology. Prediction of preeclampsia at term is not good because there is no early STB pathology. Moreover, biomarkers cannot accurately diagnose term preeclampsia against a background of universal STB dysfunction, which may or may not be clinically revealed before spontaneous or induced delivery. In this sense, postterm pregnancy is, at best, a pseudonormal state. However, the markers may prove useful in screening for women with more severe problems of postmaturity.

  16. Preeclampsia: No longer solely a pregnancy disease.

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    Tranquilli, Andrea L; Landi, Beatrice; Giannubilo, Stefano R; Sibai, Baha M

    2012-10-01

    Preeclampsia, the leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, has been recently considered not only a pregnancy disease but also a risk factor for developing diseases later in life. Preeclampsia is becoming a disease of interest to internists and not just obstetricians. Women who have had preeclampsia seem to be at higher risk of premature death, mortality from ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular diseases including ischemic heart disease and hypertension, fatal and non-fatal stroke, venous thromboembolism, renal failure, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and cognitive defects, although they appear surprisingly protected from cancer. Furthermore, having had preeclampsia is a problem not only for the mother's future health, but it also affects the offspring's adult health. Children born from preeclamptic pregnancies are more prone to hypertension, insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus, neurological problems, stroke, and mental disorders along their life. Whether preeclampsia is a risk factor for disease later in life or it creates long-term organ damage is an intriguing question. This review analyzes recent epidemiological evidence of the long-term outcomes of preeclampsia and the background mechanisms of this phenomenon. Understanding the etiological background may provide guidance for the prevention and follow-up of women who experience preeclampsia. PMID:26105602

  17. Fauna silvestre asociada a ganado vacuno doble propósito en sistema de silvopastoreo, Pinto, Magdalena, Colombia

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    Jaime De La Ossa V.; Luz Botero A

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    Objetivo. Evaluar la biodiversidad faunística asociada a ganadería vacuna de doble propósito en dos potreros estructurados con Botriochloa pertusa (colosoana) como herbácea dominante, uno de ellos plantado con Crescentia cujete (Bignoniaceae) como fuente de alimento adicional y otro con escaso y disperso arbolado. Materiales y métodos. El área de estudio está ubicada en el municipio de Pinto, Magdalena. Cada potrero evaluado fue de 10 ha, se mantuvo en cada uno un lote de quince vacas (½ Cebú...

  18. How Many Women Are Affected by or at Risk of Preeclampsia?

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    ... women are affected by or at risk of preeclampsia? Skip sharing on social media links Share this: ... severe preeclampsia or eclampsia. 3 Risk Factors for Preeclampsia Preeclampsia occurs primarily in first pregnancies. Other factors ...

  19. Refined phenotyping identifies links between preeclampsia and related diseases in a Norwegian preeclampsia family cohort

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    Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Melton, Philip E.; Tollaksen, Kjersti; Lyslo, Ingvill; Roten, Linda Tømmerdal; Odland, Maria Lisa; Strand, Kristin Melheim; Nygård, Ottar; Sun, Chen; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Austgulen, Rigmor; Moses, Eric; Bjørge, Line

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    Objective: Preeclampsia is a complex genetic disease of pregnancy with a heterogenous presentation, unknown cause and potential severe outcomes for both mother and child. Preeclamptic women have increased risk for atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease. We aimed to identify heritabilities and phenotypic correlations of preeclampsia and related conditions in the Norwegian Preeclampsia Family Biobank. Methods: By applying a variance components model, a total of 493 individuals (from 138 fa...

  20. Avaliação do tratamento da discopatia degenerativa cervical pela artrodese via anterior utilizando placas associadas a cages ou cages em peek isoladamente Evaluación del tratamiento de la enfermedad degenerativa del disco cervical por la artrodesis anterior utilizando placas asociadas con jaulas o jaulas en peec, aisladamente Evaluation of cervical degenerative disc disease treatment by anterior arthrodesis using plates associated with cages or cages in peek alone

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    André Rafael Hübner

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar comparativamente o tratamento da discopatia degenerativa cervical por discectomia e artrodese cervical via anterior utilizando placas associadas a cages ou cages em PEEK isoladamente. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo retrospectivo comparativo entre dois grupos de pacientes operados pela técnica de discectomia e artrodese cervical via anterior. Foram selecionados aleatoriamente 70 pacientes, 35 operados com o método de fixação com placas associadas a cages - denominado Grupo I - e 35 com o cage em PEEK isoladamente - Grupo II. Realizou-se anamnese, exame físico, escores de dor (escala visual e analógica da dor e função (critérios de Odom's, SF-36, Indice de incapacidade do pescoço o pré e pós-operatório e exames de imagem. RESULTADOS: Houve predominância de pacientes do sexo feminino em ambos os grupos, com média de idade de 55 anos no Grupo I e 47 no Grupo II. Ambos os grupos apresentaram distribuição semelhante quanto ao número de níveis operados, assim como nas complicações encontradas e escores de dor, cervicalgia e SF36 no pré e pós-operatório. Houve 97.1% de fusão com 94.3% de bons resultados no Grupo I e 100% de fusão, com 97 % de bons resultados no Grupo II. CONCLUSÕES: O estudo comparativo da utilização de placas com cages e cages em PEEK isoladamente apresentou resultados semelhantes e satisfatórios para os grupos estudados, não se constatando superioridade ou inferioridade de um método com relação ao outro.OBJETIVOS: Evaluar comparativamente el tratamiento de la enfermedad degenerativa del disco cervical por discectomía y artrodesis cervical vía anterior, utilizando placas asociadas con el uso de jaulas o estas en PEEK [Poliéster-Éter-Éter-Cetona], aisladamente. MÉTODOS: fue realizado un estudio retrospectivo comparativo de dos grupos de pacientes tratados con la técnica de discectomía y artrodesis cervical vía anterior. Se seleccionaron al azar 70 pacientes, 35 operados

  1. Pacientes vivendo com HIV/AIDS e coinfecção tuberculose: dificuldades associadas à adesão ou ao abandono do tratamento Pacientes que viven con el VIH/ SIDA y coinfectados con tuberculosis: las dificultades asociadas con la adhesión o abandono del tratamiento Patients living with HIV/AIDS and co-infection by tuberculosis: difficulties associated with treatment compliance or dropout

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    Manoel Pereira de Sousa Filho

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisa realizada em Fortaleza-CE, entre março e abril de 2011, com o objetivo de identificar as dificuldades que influenciam a adesão ou o abandono do tratamento de tuberculose em pacientes com Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida. Estudo qualitativo, com informações coletadas por meio de entrevista semiestruturada aplicada a pacientes com Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida e coinfecção tuberculose. Utilizamos o discurso do sujeito coletivo para a análise dos resultados. Os pacientes relataram dificuldades relacionadas aos aspectos socioeconômicos, ao estilo de vida e ao uso da medicação. O uso de álcool e o consumo de drogas ilícitas surgiram como fatores que levam a episódios de interrupção do processo terapêutico da doença. Concluímos que as barreiras relacionadas aos aspectos sociais, econômicos e ao estilo de vida são mais difíceis de serem enfrentadas para uma adesão continuada ao tratamento, tornando necessário o papel desempenhado pelos profissionais da saúde, apoiado por políticas públicas e sociais mais resolutivas.Investigación realizada en Fortaleza-CE, entre marzo y abril de 2011, con el objetivo de describir las dificultades que influyen en la adhesión o abandono del tratamiento de la tuberculosis en pacientes infectados con Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana. Estudio cualitativo, con informaciones recopiladas a través de entrevista semiestructurada, aplicada en pacientes con Síndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida coinfectados con tuberculosis. Se utilizó el Discurso del Sujeto Colectivo para el análisis de los resultados. Los pacientes relataron dificultades cuanto a los aspectos socioeconómicos, estilo de vida y uso de medicamentos. El uso de alcohol y consumo de drogas fueron factores que llevaron a episodios de interrupción del proceso terapéutico de la enfermedad. Concluimos que obstáculos relacionados a los aspectos sociales, económicos y estilo de vida son más dif

  2. Infección Nosocomial Asociada a los Catéteres Centrales

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    Rebollo Garrido, Sara

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    La utilización de catéteres centrales es una de las técnicas que con más frecuencia se realizan en las unidades de cuidados intensivos, actualmente también ha aumentado en la asistencia hospitalaria. En la implantación y manejo del catéter central se necesita personal cualificado para evitar las complicaciones asociadas a estos. Es una técnica compleja que puede llegar a producir diversas complicaciones. Los sistemas intravenosos como son los catéteres centrales contribuyen a q...

  3. Francisella philomiragia, bacteria asociada con altas mortalidades en salmones del Atlántico (Salmo salar) cultivados en balsas-jaulas en el lago Llanquihue Francisella philomiragia, a bacteria associated with high mortalities in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) cage-farmed in Llanquihue lake

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    H Bohle; Tapia, E.; A Martínez; M Rozas; Figueroa, A.; Bustos, P.

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    Francisella philomiragia fue aislada de salmón del Atlántico cultivado en balsas-jaulas en el lago Llanquihue con brotes de una enfermedad granulomatosa con altas tasas de morbilidad y mortalidad acumuladas entre 5% a 20%. Los aislados bacterianos tienen 100% similitud con F. philomiragia ssp noatunensis o F. piscicida aislado de bacalao en Noruega, 99% de similitud con Francisella sp. detectado en tilapia en Asia y Centroamérica y 99% de similitud con la especie tipo F. philomiragia por anál...

  4. Uso de antibióticos en el paciente crítico sometido a ventilación mecánica. Aspectos relacionados con el tratamiento antibiótico de la neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica

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    Burgueño Campiñez, Mª José

    2005-01-01

    La prevalencia de la infección nosocomial en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI) es elevada. La infección adquirida más frecuente en la UCI es la neumonía, en concreto la neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica (NAV). La alta prevalencia de la infección conlleva una elevada utilización de antibióticos. Dentro de los pacientes de UCI, los que están sometidos a ventilación mecánica (VM) son los que más infecciones presentan, particularmente NAV, y también los que presentan mayor uso antibió...

  5. Manejo de praderas asociadas de gramíneas y leguminosas para pastoreo en el trópico

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    Saúl Rojas Hernández

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available ste trabajo es una revisión bibliográfica sobre el manejo de praderas asociadas de gramíneas con leguminosas para mejorar la calidad de la dieta del animal e incrementar la productividad de las praderas, así como mantener la proporción de los componentes botánicos en espacio y tiempo.Tipo de trabajo: Articulo de revisión en el área de forrajes.

  6. Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

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    ... AQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ034 PREGNANCY Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy • What is high blood pressure? • What is chronic hypertension? • What is gestational hypertension? • ...

  7. Cerebral Autoregulation in Normal Pregnancy and Preeclampsia

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    van Veen, Teelkien R.; Panerai, Ronney B.; Haeri, Sina; Griffioen, Annemiek C.; Zeeman, Gerda; Belfort, Michael A.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that preeclampsia is associated with impaired dynamic cerebral autoregulation. METHODS: In a prospective cohort analysis, cerebral blood flow velocity of the middle cerebral artery (determined by transcranial Doppler), blood pressure (determined by noninvasive arter

  8. The association between nursing diagnoses and the occurrence of falls observed among eldery individuals assisted in an outpatient facility Variables asociadas con la ocurrencia de caidas a partir del diagnósticos de enfermería en ancianos atendidos ambulatorialmente Variáveis associadas à ocorrência de quedas a partir dos diagnósticos de enfermagem em idosos atendidos ambulatorialmente

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    Marcia Duarte Moreira

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available This is an exploratory descriptive study with a quantitative approach, in which variables associated to the occurrence of falls observed in elderly assisted in an outpatient clinic are delineated from the nursing diagnoses. Data from the files of 490 elderly with age between 60 and 98 years old were investigated. Univariate and bivariate statistical analyses were performed (p Estudio descriptivo - exploratorio con enfoque cuantitativo, en el cual son mencionadas variables asociadas con caídas de ancianos atendidos ambulatoriamente, en base a los diagnósticos de Enfermería. Fueron investigados los registros de informaciones de las historias clínicas de 490 personas ancianas a partir de 60 años. Fue utilizado el análisis estadístico univariado y bivariado (p Trata-se de estudo descritivo exploratório com abordagem quantitativa, no qual são delineadas variáveis associadas à ocorrência de quedas nos idosos atendidos ambulatorialmente, a partir dos diagnósticos de enfermagem. Foram investigados os registros de dados dos prontuários de 490 idosos a partir de 60 anos. As variáveis sofreram análise univariada e bivariada (p<0,05. A variável dependente - ocorrência de quedas - obteve prevalência de 30% com maior proporção no sexo feminino. Foi encontrada associação positiva e independente com os seguintes diagnósticos de enfermagem: perda de equilíbrio (p<0,001, pressão arterial elevada (p<0,001, fraqueza (p<0,025 e incontinência urinária (p<0,025. Não se observou associação entre quedas e os diagnósticos: visão alterada, audição alterada, dores osteoarticulares, marcha alterada e hipotensão postural. O estudo demonstra a importância de se trabalhar melhor as questões relativas às variáveis que apresentaram associação positiva com a ocorrência de quedas, na abordagem de enfermagem.

  9. DNA Methylation as a Biomarker for Preeclampsia

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    Anderson, Cindy M.; Ralph, Jody L.; Wright, Michelle L.; Linggi, Bryan E.; Ohm, Joyce E.

    2014-10-01

    Background: Preeclampsia contributes significantly to pregnancy-associated morbidity and mortality as well as future risk of cardiovascular disease in mother and offspring, and preeclampsia in offspring. The lack of reliable methods for early detection limits the opportunities for prevention, diagnosis, and timely treatment. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore distinct DNA methylation patterns associated with preeclampsia in both maternal cells and fetal-derived tissue that represent potential biomarkers to predict future preeclampsia and inheritance in children. Method: A convenience sample of nulliparous women (N = 55) in the first trimester of pregnancy was recruited for this prospective study. Genome-wide DNA methylation was quantified in first-trimester maternal peripheral white blood cells and placental chorionic tissue from normotensive women and those with preeclampsia (n = 6/group). Results: Late-onset preeclampsia developed in 12.7% of women. Significant differences in DNA methylation were identified in 207 individual linked cytosine and guanine (CpG) sites in maternal white blood cells collected in the first trimester (132 sites with gain and 75 sites with loss of methylation), which were common to approximately 75% of the differentially methylated CpG sites identified in chorionic tissue of fetal origin. Conclusion: This study is the first to identify maternal epigenetic targets and common targets in fetal-derived tissue that represent putative biomarkers for early detection and heritable risk of preeclampsia. Findings may pave the way for diagnosis of preeclampsia prior to its clinical presentation and acute damaging effects, and the potential for prevention of the detrimental long-term sequelae.

  10. GPCRs as potential therapeutic targets in preeclampsia

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    McGuane, JT; Conrad, KP

    2012-01-01

    Preeclampsia is an important obstetric complication that arises in 5% of women after the 20th week of gestation, for which there is no specific therapy and no cure. Although much of the recent investigation in this field has focused on soluble forms of the angiogenic membrane receptor tyrosine kinase Flt1 and the transforming growth factor β co-receptor Endoglin, there is significant clinical potential for several GPCR targets and their agonists or antagonists in preeclampsia. In this review,...

  11. Correlation of serum ceruloplasmin with preeclampsia

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    Ghaseminejad A; Khodadai N; Nouri jaliani K; Shariat M; Hoshemian E

    2009-01-01

    "nBackground: Preeclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy with increased maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. An imbalance between free radical induced lipid peroxidation and antioxidant system has been suggested as possible pathogenesis of preeclapsia. It has been shown correlation of some serum antioxidant agents (for example ceruloplasmin) with preeclampsia and its severity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate of this correlation. "nMethods: In a analytic case-contro...

  12. Protein Profiling of Preeclampsia Placental Tissues

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    Shu, Chang; Liu, Zitao; Cui, Lifeng; Wei, Chengguo; Wang, Shuwen; Tang, Jian Jenny; Cui, Miao; Lian, Guodong; Li, Wei; Liu, Xiufen; Xu, Hongmei; JIANG, JING; Lee, Peng; Zhang, David Y.; He, Jin

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    Preeclampsia is a multi-system disorder involved in pregnancy without an effective treatment except delivery. The precise pathogenesis of this complicated disorder is still not completely understood. The objective of this study is to evaluate the alterations of protein expression and phosphorylations that are important in regulating placental cell function in preterm and term preeclampsia. Using the Protein Pathway Array, 38 proteins in placental tissues were found to be differentially expres...

  13. Antioxidants for Preventing Preeclampsia: A Systematic Review

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    Adriana Magalhaes Ribeiro Salles; Tais Freire Galvao; Marcus Tolentino Silva; Lucilia Casulari Domingues Motta; Mauricio Gomes Pereira

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    Objective. To investigate the efficacy of antioxidants for preventing preeclampsia and other maternal and fetal complications among pregnant women with low, moderate, or high risk of preeclampsia. Methods. We searched MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, mRCT, and other databases, with no language or publication restrictions. Two independent reviewers selected randomized controlled trials that evaluated the use of antioxidants versus placebo and extracted the relevant data. Relative risks (RRs) and 95% ...

  14. Cuando la preeclampsia irrumpe inesperadamente en el embarazo: Dolor, miedo y fe en Dios When preeclampsia bursts into pregnancy: Pain, fear, and faith in God

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    Celmira Laza Vásquez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La preeclampsia es la alteración de mayor frecuencia durante la gestación y el puerperio, ocasionando una alta morbilidad en el binomio madre-hijo. Sin embargo, las consecuencias de ésta no deben valorarse solo teniendo en cuenta las alteraciones en la salud que ocasiona en la mujer y su hijo, sino también en términos de lo difícil y doloroso que puede ser la vivencia para las gestantes que han tenido que enfrentarse a esta enfermedad. Este es el relato biográfico de una joven estudiante de enfermería que describe su experiencia de enfrentarse a la preeclampsia durante su primera gestación, cuando ésta irrumpió inesperadamente en su anhelada maternidad, generando miedo y angustia por la gravedad que para ella significó la enfermedad y la posibilidad de la muerte de su hija junto con la experiencia de una larga hospitalización. La fe en Dios y la presencia de su compañero se constituyeron en soporte para sobrellevar los amargos momentos vividos.Preeclampsia is the most frequent disease during pregnancy and delivery, causing high morbidity to the maternofetal unit. However, the difficult, painful life experiences of pregnant women who suffered preeclampsia must be kept in mind, beyond their health alterations. This paper offers the biographical account of a young nursery student, who describes her experience while engaging preeclampsia in her first pregnancy, when disease abruptly stopped her much desired maternity, causing to her fear, distress, and a long hospitalization. God and his mate were her support while leaving behind her bitter experience.

  15. Preeclampsia and risk for epilepsy in offspring

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    Wu, Chunsen; Sun, Yuelian; Vestergaard, Mogens;

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Eclampsia has been found to be a strong risk factor for epilepsy in the offspring, but it is unclear whether the risk also applies to the preceding condition, preeclampsia. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study of 1537860 singletons born in Denmark (1978-2004). Informat......OBJECTIVE: Eclampsia has been found to be a strong risk factor for epilepsy in the offspring, but it is unclear whether the risk also applies to the preceding condition, preeclampsia. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study of 1537860 singletons born in Denmark (1978......-2004). Information on preeclampsia (mild, severe, and unspecified), eclampsia, and epilepsy was obtained from the Danish National Hospital Register. Information on gestational age, birth weight, and Apgar score was obtained from the Danish Medical Birth Registry. We used Cox proportional hazard models to estimate...... the incidence rate ratio of epilepsy for children who were exposed to preeclampsia or eclampsia in prenatal life. RESULTS: We identified 45288 (2.9%) children who were exposed to preeclampsia (34823 to mild, 7043 to severe, and 3422 to unspecified preeclampsia) and 654 (0.04%) to eclampsia during...

  16. Hemostasis in pre-eclampsia.

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    Ismail, Siti Khadijah

    2012-01-31

    Pre-eclampsia (P-EC) is a multisystem disorder exclusive to pregnancy. It complicates ~2 to 8% of all pregnancies and remains a major cause of maternal mortality. P-EC is characterized by a profound hypercoagulable state. The delicate hemostatic balance that must be maintained in the uteroplacental circulation during pregnancy makes this system vulnerable to perturbation. An abnormal hemostatic pattern occurs within the uteroplacental circulation in P-EC compared with normal pregnancy. Much recent research has focused on the epidemiological link between inherited thrombophilia and P-EC. The data suggest a weak statistical association, indicating an improbable primary role in the pathogenesis. Without clear evidence, low molecular weight heparins have been widely used to reduce recurrence of P-EC in thrombophilia-positive women. This practice now should be reviewed. Future research needs to focus on improving our basic scientific understanding of the role of the hemostatic system in human placentation.

  17. Hemostasis in pre-eclampsia.

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    Ismail, Siti Khadijah

    2011-03-01

    Pre-eclampsia (P-EC) is a multisystem disorder exclusive to pregnancy. It complicates ~2 to 8% of all pregnancies and remains a major cause of maternal mortality. P-EC is characterized by a profound hypercoagulable state. The delicate hemostatic balance that must be maintained in the uteroplacental circulation during pregnancy makes this system vulnerable to perturbation. An abnormal hemostatic pattern occurs within the uteroplacental circulation in P-EC compared with normal pregnancy. Much recent research has focused on the epidemiological link between inherited thrombophilia and P-EC. The data suggest a weak statistical association, indicating an improbable primary role in the pathogenesis. Without clear evidence, low molecular weight heparins have been widely used to reduce recurrence of P-EC in thrombophilia-positive women. This practice now should be reviewed. Future research needs to focus on improving our basic scientific understanding of the role of the hemostatic system in human placentation.

  18. Persistent Maternal Cardiac Dysfunction After Preeclampsia Identifies Patients at Risk for Recurrent Preeclampsia.

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    Valensise, Herbert; Lo Presti, Damiano; Gagliardi, Giulia; Tiralongo, Grazia Maria; Pisani, Ilaria; Novelli, Gian Paolo; Vasapollo, Barbara

    2016-04-01

    The purpose of our study was to assess cardiac function in nonpregnant women with previous early preeclampsia before a second pregnancy to highlight the cardiovascular pattern, which may take a risk for recurrent preeclampsia. Seventy-five normotensive patients with previous preeclampsia and 147 controls with a previous uneventful pregnancy were enrolled in a case-control study and submitted to echocardiographic examination in the nonpregnant state 12 to 18 months after the first delivery. All patients included in the study had pregnancy within 24 months from the echocardiographic examination and were followed until term. Twenty-two (29%) of the 75 patients developed recurrent preeclampsia. In the nonpregnant state, patients with recurrent preeclampsia compared with controls and nonrecurrent preeclampsia had lower stroke volume (63 ± 14 mL versus 73 ± 12 mL and 70 ± 11 mL, Ppreeclampsia compared with controls (30.0 ± 6.3 g/m(2.7) and 30.4 ± 6.8 g/m(2.7) versus 24.8 ± 5.0 g/m(2.7), Ppreeclampsia. Previous preeclamptic patients with nonrecurrent preeclampsia show left ventricular structural and functional features intermediate with respect to controls and recurrent preeclampsia.

  19. GASTO CARDÍACO MATERNO COMO PREDICTOR DEL SÍNDROME DE PREECLAMPSIA-ECLAMPSIA / Maternal cardiac output as a predictor of preeclampsia-eclampsia syndrome

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    Luis A. Díaz Moreno

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    Full Text Available Resumen Introducción y objetivos: La hipertensión es la complicación médica más común del embarazo, y puede dejar secuelas permanentes como: alteraciones neurológicas, hepáticas, hematológicas o renales. Cada tres minutos muere una mujer debido a la preeclampsia. Durante el embarazo el gasto cardíaco sufre un incremento de hasta 40 %. Este incremento es secundario al aumento de aproximadamente 30 % del volumen sistólico. El objetivo de la investigación fue predecir la aparición del síndrome de preeclampsia-eclampsia mediante la identificación de alteraciones del gasto cardíaco. Método: Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo, longitudinal y analítico, de cohorte prospectiva, donde se determinó, por ecocardiografía, el gasto cardíaco en 31 embarazadas, entre las semanas 11 y 13,6 de gestación como único valor; y mediante seguimiento prenatal, se observó la aparición o no del síndrome de Preeclampsia-Eclampsia. Resultados: Se logró el seguimiento de 31 embarazadas a las que se le midió el gasto cardíaco, y se encontró una prevalecía de la enfermedad de 12,9 % con un 64,5 % de pacientes correctamente diagnosticados, con una sensibilidad de 75 %, con valor predictivo positivo de 23 %, especificidad de 62 % y valor predictivo negativo de 94%, con un riesgo relativo de 4,1 (intervalo de confianza 95 %, 0,48-35,6. Conclusiones: Es posible establecer la medición de gasto cardíaco como estudio de escrutinio para predecir la aparición del síndrome de Preeclampsia desde el control prenatal, y contribuir así a la disminución de la muerte materna. / Abstract Introduction and Objectives: Hypertension is the most common medical complication of pregnancy, and it can leave permanent sequelae such as neurological, hepatic, hematological or renal disorders. Every three minutes a woman dies due to preeclampsia. During pregnancy, cardiac output suffers an increase of 40%. This increase is secondary to an increase of

  20. Jerarquía holística de las dificultades asociadas a las estrategias aditivas de cálculo mental

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    2006-01-01

    En el presente trabajo de investigación se da un procedimiento para obtener una jerarquía holística de las difi cultades asociadas a las estrategias aditivas de cálculo mental. Este procedimiento se basa en las actividades básicas de cálculo que determinan la estrategia, y con él se establece una clasifi cación de tipo holístico de las difi cultades de cálculo asociadas a dichas estrategias. El artículo termina enunciando las conclusiones del trabajo y señalando un par de problemas abiertos....

  1. Cuidados de enfermería en la prevención de la neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica

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    Camarón Rollán, Miguel Ángel

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    La neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica, es una de las complicaciones más frecuentes asociada a la ventilación mecánica invasiva ,con una incidencia muy variable (del 10 al 70%) y una mortalidad del 40 al 80%, responsable del aumento de la mortalidad, la prolongación en el tiempo de estancia hospitalaria y en consecuencia el aumento del gasto sanitario. El proceso de atención de enfermería, basado en el conocimiento de las posibles complicaciones y efectos secundarios de la ventilación...

  2. Pathogenesis of preeclampsia: a comprehensive model.

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    van Beck, E; Peeters, L L

    1998-04-01

    The objective of this review was to provide a comprehensive and practical concept on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia on the basis of the currently available scientific evidence. A MEDLINE search was performed of English-language articles published between 1966 and 1997, supplemented with references cited in relevant research articles. Using our data sources, we developed a scheme describing the sequence of events between implantation and the time of manifest clinical disease characterized by generalized endothelial cell dysfunction. A yet unidentified toxic circulating factor released by the ischemic placenta, is held responsible for the impaired endothelial cell function. Particularly, epidemiological studies point to a concept in which immune maladaptation to the fetal allograft plays a key role in causing defective placentation leading to placental ischaemia. The incidence of preeclampsia in sisters and daughters of women who had had preeclampsia is raised. Disease states with vascular involvement, like chronic hypertension and diabetes mellites, are associated with an increased risk for preeclampsia. Recently subclinical abnormalities in hemostasis, metabolism and volume homeostasis have been described in patients with a history of preeclampsia. Placental ischemia secondary to defective placentation, a prerequisite for the development of preeclampsia, has a multifactorial origin consisting of three major components: immune maladaptation, genetic predisposition, and vascular mediated factors. Probably, a summation of these factors will determine whether a pregnant woman is to develop the syndrome. The recently described subclinical abnormalities in hemostasis, metabolism, and vascular function in patients with a history of preeclampsia might give the clinician the opportunity to reduce the recurrence risk by pharmacotherapeutic intervention. PMID:9560833

  3. Estudio de las preocupaciones asociadas al embarazo en un grupo de embarazadas primigestas chilenas

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    Chamarrita Farkas

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se centra en la identificación de las preocupaciones y temores que surgen en el período del primer embarazo. Se utiliza una metodología cualitativa, con un diseño transversal, exploratorio y descriptivo. La muestra se compone de 17 embarazadas primigestas de 19 a 40 años y nivel socio-económico medio, que asistieron a dos talleres de “Promoción del primer vínculo” con una frecuencia semanal durante 6 semanas. A partir de las transcripciones de las sesiones, se identificaron y construyeron categorías de respuesta asociadas a temores y preocupaciones de esta etapa. Los resultados se presentan considerando los temores y preocupaciones asociados al embarazo, al parto y a la primera etapa de la maternidad.

  4. Neumonía asociada al cuidado de la salud

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    Adrián Ceccato

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available La neumonía asociada al cuidado de la salud (NACS es una entidad diferente a la neumonía adquirida en la comunidad y a la neumonía intrahospitalaria. Existen circunstancias de riesgo para su desarrollo, se describen diferentes formas de presentación, gravedad y patógenos; y hay desacuerdo sobre el tratamiento empírico inicial. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la etiología, las características clínicas y la evolución de la NACS en un hospital general. Estudio prospectivo observacional con 60 pacientes; 32 con internación previa en los últimos 90 días, 9 en hemodiálisis, 12 residentes en hogares asistenciales y 7 en tratamiento en un hospital de día. El promedio de edad fue de 63 años; los índices de gravedad al ingreso fueron elevados. Las comorbilidades más frecuentes fueron las cardiológicas. El compromiso radiológico abarcó más de un lóbulo en el 42% de los casos y un 18% mostró derrame pleural. Se aisló el germen patógeno en 18 pacientes (30%; Streptococcus pneumoniae fue el más aislado (9 casos. Solo hubo un caso de multirresistencia. La estadía hospitalaria promedio fue de 11 días; 6 pacientes presentaron complicaciones, y la mortalidad fue del 5%. Las complicaciones, aunque no la mortalidad, fueron significativamente mayores en el grupo en diálisis (valor de p: 0.011 y 0.056, respectivamente. Los cuadros fueron graves pero la mortalidad fue baja. La resistencia antibiótica hallada no justifica un cambio en el esquema antibiótico usado habitualmente en las neumonías de la comunidad.

  5. Infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos de un hospital nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Omayra Chincha

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de describir la incidencia de infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia se realizó un estudio observacional retrospectivo utilizando datos de la Oficina de Epidemiología y Salud Ambiental durante los años 2010 al 2012. Se notificó un total de 222 infecciones intrahospitalarias, la UCI de Medicina tuvo la incidencia por 1000 días de uso del dispositivo más alta para neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico (28,6; infección del torrente sanguíneo asociado a catéter venoso central (11,9, e infección del tracto urinario asociado a catéter (8,1. Los principales agentes infecciosos aislados fueron Pseudomona sp. (32,3% en la UCI de emergencia, Staphylococcus coagulasa negativo(36% en la UCI de medicina y Candida sp (69,2% en la UCI de cirugía. Las tasas de infecciones asociadas a dispositivos invasivos se reportaron altas semejantes a otros hospitales nacionales con limitados recursos e infraestructura

  6. Infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos de un hospital nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Omayra Chincha

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de describir la incidencia de infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia se realizó un estudio observacional retrospectivo utilizando datos de la Oficina de Epidemiología y Salud Ambiental durante los años 2010 al 2012. Se notificó un total de 222 infecciones intrahospitalarias, la UCI de Medicina tuvo la incidencia por 1000 días de uso del dispositivo más alta para neumonía asociada a ventilador mecánico (28,6; infección del torrente sanguíneo asociado a catéter venoso central (11,9, e infección del tracto urinario asociado a catéter (8,1. Los principales agentes infecciosos aislados fueron Pseudomona sp. (32,3% en la UCI de emergencia, Staphylococcus coagulasa negativo(36% en la UCI de medicina y Candida sp (69,2% en la UCI de cirugía. Las tasas de infecciones asociadas a dispositivos invasivos se reportaron altas semejantes a otros hospitales nacionales con limitados recursos e infraestructura

  7. Antioxidants for Preventing Preeclampsia: A Systematic Review

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    Adriana Magalhaes Ribeiro Salles

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To investigate the efficacy of antioxidants for preventing preeclampsia and other maternal and fetal complications among pregnant women with low, moderate, or high risk of preeclampsia. Methods. We searched MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, mRCT, and other databases, with no language or publication restrictions. Two independent reviewers selected randomized controlled trials that evaluated the use of antioxidants versus placebo and extracted the relevant data. Relative risks (RRs and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs were calculated. The data were compiled through the random effects model. Main Results. Fifteen studies were included (21,012 women and 21,647 fetuses. No statistically significant difference was found between women who received antioxidant treatment and women who received placebo for preeclampsia (RR =0.92; 95% CI: 0.82–1.04, severe preeclampsia (RR =1.03; 95% CI: 0.87–1.22, preterm birth (RR =1.03; 95% CI: 0.94–1.14, and small for gestational age <10th centile (RR =0.92; 95% CI: 0.80–1.05. Side effects were numerically more frequent in the antioxidants group compared to placebo, but without significant statistical difference (RR =1.24; 95% CI: 0.85–1.80. Conclusions. The available evidence reviewed does not support the use of antioxidants during pregnancy for the prevention of preeclampsia and other outcomes.

  8. Risk factors and effective management of preeclampsia

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    Full Text Available Fred A English,1 Louise C Kenny,1 Fergus P McCarthy1,2 1Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; 2Women’s Health Academic Centre, King's Health Partners, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK Abstract: Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy is estimated to complicate 2%–8% of pregnancies and remains a principal cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia may present at any gestation but is more commonly encountered in the third trimester. Multiple risk factors have been documented, including: family history, nulliparity, egg donation, diabetes, and obesity. Significant progress has been made in developing tests to predict risk of preeclampsia in pregnancy, but these remain confined to clinical trial settings and center around measuring angiogenic profiles, including placental growth factor or newer tests involving metabolomics. Less progress has been made in developing new treatments and therapeutic targets, and aspirin remains one of the few agents shown to consistently reduce the risk of developing preeclampsia. This review serves to discuss recent advances in risk factor identification, prediction techniques, and management of preeclampsia in antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal patients. Keywords: pregnancy, treatment, risk reduction, prediction

  9. Critical pathways for the management of preeclampsia and severe preeclampsia in institutionalised health care settings

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    Daftari Ashi

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Preeclampsia is a complex disease in which several providers should interact continuously and in a coordinated manner to provide proper health care. However, standardizing criteria to treat patients with preeclampsia is problematical and severe flaws have been observed in the management of the disease. This paper describes a set of critical pathways (CPs designed to provide uniform criteria for clinical decision-making at different levels of care of pregnant patients with preeclampsia or severe preeclampsia. Methods Clinicians and researchers from different countries participated in the construction of the CPs. The CPs were developed using the following steps: a Definition of the conceptual framework; b Identification of potential users: primary care physicians and maternal and child health nurses in ambulatory settings; ob/gyn and intensive care physicians in secondary and tertiary care levels. c Structural development. Results The CPs address the following care processes: 1. Screening for preeclampsia, risk assessment and classification according to the level of risk. 2. Management of preeclampsia at primary care clinics. 3. Evaluation and management of preeclampsia at secondary and tertiary care hospitals: 4. Criteria for clinical decision-making between conservative management and expedited delivery of patients with severe preeclampsia. Conclusion Since preeclampsia continues to be one of the primary causes of maternal deaths and morbidity worldwide, the expected impact of these CPs is the contribution to improving health care quality in both developed and developing countries. The CPs are designed to be applied in a complex health care system, where different physicians and health providers at different levels of care should interact continuously and in a coordinated manner to provide care to all preeclamptic women. Although the CPs were developed using evidence-based criteria, they could require careful evaluation and

  10. Francisella philomiragia, bacteria asociada con altas mortalidades en salmones del Atlántico (Salmo salar cultivados en balsas-jaulas en el lago Llanquihue Francisella philomiragia, a bacteria associated with high mortalities in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar cage-farmed in Llanquihue lake

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    Full Text Available Francisella philomiragia fue aislada de salmón del Atlántico cultivado en balsas-jaulas en el lago Llanquihue con brotes de una enfermedad granulomatosa con altas tasas de morbilidad y mortalidad acumuladas entre 5% a 20%. Los aislados bacterianos tienen 100% similitud con F. philomiragia ssp noatunensis o F. piscicida aislado de bacalao en Noruega, 99% de similitud con Francisella sp. detectado en tilapia en Asia y Centroamérica y 99% de similitud con la especie tipo F. philomiragia por análisis filogenético del gen 16s rDNA.Francisella philomiragia was isolated from Atlantic salmon cage-farmed in the Llanquihue lake with outbreaks of a granulomatous disease, with high rates of morbidity and an accumulated mortalities between 5% to 20%. The isolates had 100% similarity with F. philomiragia ssp noatunensis or F. piscicida isolated in Atlantic cod, 99% similarity with Francisella sp. detected in tilapia from Asia and Central America and 99% of similarity with the reference strain F. philomiragia through 16s rDNA phylogenetic analysis.

  11. Preeclampsia Associates with Asthma, Allergy and Eczema in Childhood

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    Stokholm, Jakob; Sevelsted, Astrid; Anderson, Ulrik D;

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    Introduction Preeclampsia reflects an unusual increase in systemic inflammation during pregnancy. We studied associations between preeclampsia and asthma, allergy and eczema in Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood2000 (COPSAC2000) and in national registries. Methods COPSAC2000...... children from Danish national registries. Children born to mothers with preeclampsia were analyzed regarding risk of asthma, allergy and eczema in the 35-year-period 1977-2012. Results COPSAC2000: 5.6% (23) was diagnosed with preeclampsia. Preeclampsia was associated with increased risk of treatment....... Furthermore, the children had an increased risk of sensitization to both aero- and food-allergens, and increased amount of total-IgE during childhood. Registry-based cohort: 3.7% (62,728) were born to mothers with preeclampsia. Preeclampsia was associated with increased risk of asthma, eczema...

  12. Ethical issues related to screening for Preeclampsia

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    Jørgensen, Jennifer M.; Hedley, Paula L.; Gjerris, Mickey;

    2014-01-01

    The implementation of new methods of treating and preventing disease raises many question of both technical and moral character. Currently, many studies focus on developing a screening test for preeclampsia (PE), a disease complicating 2–8% of pregnancies, potentially causing severe consequences...... feasibility and clinical efficacy, it also requires an analysis of how the test influences the conditions and choices for those tested. This study evaluates state-of-the-art techniques for preeclampsia screening in an ethical framework, pointing out the central areas of moral relevance within the context...

  13. Factores de riesgo asociadas a la enfermedad Chagas en comunidades rurales en Lara, Venezuela

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    Zully Briceño

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    Full Text Available La reinfestación por vectores secundarios es un problema emergente para la transmisión de la enfermedad de Chagas. Objetivo: Realizar un análisis comparativo para determinar los factores de riesgo asociados a la seropositividad en humanos. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio ecoentomológico y seroepidemiológico realizado en dos comunidades del Estado Lara, infestadas por Triatoma maculata o Panstrongylus geniculatus. Resultados: Guariquito (bosque húmedo tropical templado intervenido para actividad agrícola mostró una seroprevalencia (SP canina del 33,33 % y humana del 6,81 % asociada a: menores de 40 años, vector en vivienda anterior, comer animales de caza, migración rural, reconocimiento y contacto con el vector, siendo factores protectores conocimiento del vector y haber vivido en ranchos; infestación 20,45 %, colonización 0 % e infección 18,75 %; ninfas capturadas en cuevas de Xenarthra, los cuales se encontraron infectados (20 %, al igual que Rodentias (25 %. Cauderales (región semidesértica: SP humana del 11,56 % asociada a: mayores de 40 años, vector en vivienda anterior tipo rancho, comer animales de caza, migración rural, reconocimiento y contacto con el vector, siendo factor protector presencia de caninos en la vivienda, los cuales fueron seronegativos; infestación 5,51 %, colonización 0 % e infección-vivienda 0 %; ninfas y Chiropteras no infectadas fueron capturadas en Cactáceas. Conclusión: Panstrongylus geniculatus es responsable de la transmisión reciente en regiones intervenidas de bosque tropical húmedo y con reservorios de los géneros Xenarthra y Rodentia; Tm tiene capacidad vectorial limitada debido a bajos índices de infección producto de sus fuentes de alimento.

  14. Hydrogen Sulfide in Preeclampsia : Potential Therapeutic Implications

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    The thesis provide insights into the production and possible therapeutic effect of the gaseous molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in preeclampsia (PE). H2S is an important molecule in the (human) body. It is among others involved in blood pressure regulation, stimulation of vascular growth and modulati

  15. Prediction of preeclampsia with angiogenic biomarkers

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    Andersen, Louise Bjørkholt; Dechend, Ralf; Jørgensen, Jan Stener;

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    OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate how maternal serum soluble Fms-like kinase 1 (sFlt-1), placental growth factor (PlGF), and sFlt-1/PlGF ratio prospectively associate to preeclampsia (PE) and clinical subtypes. METHODS: In an unselected cohort of 1909 pregnant women, sFlt-1 and PlGF were measured...

  16. Placenta Copper Transport Proteins in Preeclampsia

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    Placental insufficiency underlying preeclampsia (PE) is associated with impaired placental angiogenesis. As copper (Cu) is essential to angiogenesis, we investigated differences in the expression of placental Cu transporters Menkes (ATP7A), Wilsons (ATP7B) and the Cu chaperone (CCS) for superoxide d...

  17. Genetic Aspects of Preeclampsia and the HELLP Syndrome

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    Kjell Haram

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    Full Text Available Both preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome have their origin in the placenta. The aim of this study is to review genetic factors involved in development of preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome using literature search in PubMed. A familial cohort links chromosomes 2q, 5q, and 13q to preeclampsia. The chromosome 12q is coupled with the HELLP syndrome. The STOX1 gene, the ERAP1 and 2 genes, the syncytin envelope gene, and the −670 Fas receptor polymorphisms are involved in the development of preeclampsia. The ACVR2A gene on chromosome 2q22 is also implicated. The toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4 and factor V Leiden mutation participate both in development of preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome. Carriers of the TT and the CC genotype of the MTHFR C677T polymorphism seem to have an increased risk of the HELLP syndrome. The placental levels of VEGF mRNA are reduced both in women with preeclampsia and in women with the HELLP syndrome. The BclI polymorphism is engaged in development of the HELLP syndrome but not in development of severe preeclampsia. The ACE I/D polymorphism affects uteroplacental and umbilical artery blood flows in women with preeclampsia. In women with preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome several genes in the placenta are deregulated. Preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome are multiplex genetic diseases.

  18. Genetic aspects of preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome.

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    Haram, Kjell; Mortensen, Jan Helge; Nagy, Bálint

    2014-01-01

    Both preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome have their origin in the placenta. The aim of this study is to review genetic factors involved in development of preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome using literature search in PubMed. A familial cohort links chromosomes 2q, 5q, and 13q to preeclampsia. The chromosome 12q is coupled with the HELLP syndrome. The STOX1 gene, the ERAP1 and 2 genes, the syncytin envelope gene, and the -670 Fas receptor polymorphisms are involved in the development of preeclampsia. The ACVR2A gene on chromosome 2q22 is also implicated. The toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4) and factor V Leiden mutation participate both in development of preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome. Carriers of the TT and the CC genotype of the MTHFR C677T polymorphism seem to have an increased risk of the HELLP syndrome. The placental levels of VEGF mRNA are reduced both in women with preeclampsia and in women with the HELLP syndrome. The BclI polymorphism is engaged in development of the HELLP syndrome but not in development of severe preeclampsia. The ACE I/D polymorphism affects uteroplacental and umbilical artery blood flows in women with preeclampsia. In women with preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome several genes in the placenta are deregulated. Preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome are multiplex genetic diseases. PMID:24991435

  19. On the pathology of preeclampsia : genetic variants, complement dysregulation and angiogenesis

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    Buurma, Aletta Atje Jacoba

    2013-01-01

    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific condition that originates in the placenta. Despite decades of research, its pathogenesis remains largely unknown. However, several risk factors for preeclampsia have been identified, including a (family) history of preeclampsia, autoimmune disease and conditions

  20. Anestesia peridural contínua com ropivacaína a 0,2% associada a anestesia geral para cirurgia do abdômen superior em crianças Anestesia peridural contínua con ropivacaína a 0,2% asociada a anestesia general para cirugía del abdomen superior en niños Continuous epidural anesthesia with 0.2% ropivacaine associated to general anesthesia for upper abdominal surgery in children

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    pacientes do grupo Sufentanil. CONCLUSÕES: A combinação da anestesia peridural torácica contínua com ropivacaína a 0,2% (1,5 ml.kg-1 associada à infusão de propofol promove anestesia efetiva e segura para cirurgias abdominais altas em crianças. O ritmo de infusão de propofol e o tempo de sedação foram reduzidos com a adição de sufentanil.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Técnicas anestésicas han sido empleadas en pacientes pediátricos para varios tipos de cirugías, presentando entre otras ventajas, la analgesia pós-operatoria. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el ritmo de infusión de propofol y la recuperación pós-anestésica de niños sometidos a cirugía abdominal alta bajo anestesia peridural torácica con ropivacaína a 0,2%, asociada a anestesia general con propofol o propofol más sufentanil. MÉTODO: Veintiséis niños ASA I, II y III, con edades entre 0 y 4 años, sometidos a cirugía abdominal alta fueron seleccionados para anestesia peridural torácica (T7-T8 con ropivacaína a 0,2% (1,5 ml.kg-1. Fueron divididos aleatoriamente en dos grupos: Propofol (infusión de propofol y Sufentanil (infusión de propofol más sufentanil 1 µg.kg-1. Los ritmos de infusiones de propofol fueron de 20 y 10 mg.kg-1.h-1 en los grupos Propofol y Sufentanil, respectivamente, ajustadas de modo a mantener la presión arterial cerca de 20% de los valores pré-inducción e interrumpidas 10 a 15 minutos antes del final estimado de la cirugía. La recuperación pós-anestésica fue evaluada a través de una escala modificada de Aldrete-Kroulik y sedación evaluada a través de una escala de 5 puntos. RESULTADOS: Dos niños de cada grupo fueron excluidos por problemas técnicos. El ritmo de infusión fue significativamente menor en el grupo Sufentanil en relación al grupo Propofol durante 100 minutos después del inicio de la cirugía. Los tiempos para extubación y transferencia para la sala de recuperación pós-anestésica (SRPA fueron significativamente menores en

  1. Cloning and sequencing genes related to preeclampsia

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    SHI Juan-zi; LIU Yan-fang; YAO Yuan-qing; YAN Wei; ZHU Feng; ZHAO Zhong-liang

    2001-01-01

    To clone genes specifically expressed in the placenta of patients with preeclampsia, and to explain the mechanism in the etiopathology ofpreeclampsia. Methods: The placentae ofpreeclamptic and normotensive subjects with pregnancy were used as models, and the cDNA Library was constructed and 20 differentially expressed fragments were cloned after a new version of PCR-based subtractive hybridization. The false positive clones were identified by reverse dot blot analysis. With one of the obtained gene taken as the probe, the placentas of 10 normal pregnant women and 10 preeclamptic patients were studied by using dot hybridization methods. Results: Six false positive clones were identified by reverse dot blot, and the rest 14 clones were identified as preeclampsia-related genes. These clones were sequenced, and analyzed with BLAST analysis system. Eleven of 14 clones were genes already known, among which one belongs to necdin family; the rest 3 were identified as novel genes. These 3 genes were acknowledged by GenBank, with the accession numbers AF232216, AF232217, AF233648. The results of dot hybridization using necdin gene as probe were as follows: (1) There was this mRNA in the placental tissues of normal pregnancy as well as in that ofpreeclampsia.(2) The intensity of transcription of this mRNA in the placental tissues of preeclampsia increased significantly compared with that of the normal pregnancy (P<0.05). Conclusions: This study for the first time reported this group of genes, especially necdin-expressing gene, which are related to the etiopathology of preeclampsia. In addition, the overtranscription ofnecdin gene has been found in preeclampsia. It is helpful in further studies of the etiology ofpreeclampsia.

  2. Stress responses and pre-eclampsia.

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    Redman, C W G

    2013-04-01

    Biological stress may affect individual cells, tissues or whole organisms, arising from disturbed homoeostasis of any cause. Stress is rarely localised. Because biological systems are closely integrated, it spreads to involve other systems. Stress responses are highly integrated and work to restore homoeostasis. Different response pathways overlap and interlink. If the responses fail or decompensate, distress ensues, of which the end-stage is death. Pre-eclampsia results from a series of biological stresses, possibly from conception, which become established by abnormal placentation and affect the mother, her foetus and her placenta. The stresses involve dialogue between mother and placenta. Even a normal placenta imposes substantial stress on maternal systems. When placental growth and perfusion is abnormal (poor placentation) then the placenta, particularly its outer trophoblast layer, becomes stressed - loosely denoted hypoxic damage or oxidative stress. Signals from the placenta spread the stress to the mother, who develops signs of pre-eclampsia. Cellular stress sensors initiate stress responses. Different stresses may trigger similar responses in specific cell types. The first cell response is reduced protein synthesis. However some synthetic pathways are spared or activated to produce stress signals. In relation to pre-eclampsia and the placenta, an excessive release of sFlt-1 a soluble decoy receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a trophoblast related stress signal. SFlt1 perturbs the angiogenic balance in the maternal circulation and is considered to cause many of the specific features of the maternal syndrome in pre-eclampsia. Three key points will be emphasised. First, multiple stressors, not simply hypoxia, stimulate the release of sFlt-1 from trophoblast. Second, sFlt-1 is only one of the group of stress signals delivered by trophoblast to the mother. Third, sFlt-1 is not the only trophoblast derived factor to perturb the maternal

  3. Niveles de ácido úrico sérico y riesgo de desarrollar preeclampsia

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    Ana I Corominas

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Si bien se conoce que existe una asociación entre los niveles elevados de ácido úrico y la preeclampsia, el debate sobre su aplicación clínica aún está abierto. Nuestro objetivo fue estudiar la utilidad del dosaje periódico del ácido úrico sérico durante el embarazo para identificar gestantes con mayor riesgo de desarrollar preeclampsia. Realizamos un estudio retrospectivo en gestantes primíparas: 79 normotensas y 79 con preeclampsia atendidas en el Hospital Nacional Posadas durante el año 2010. Se analizaron los niveles séricos de ácido úrico, creatinina y urea, y los datos de proteinuria de las historias clínicas de las mujeres embarazadas. Los niveles de ácido úrico fueron similares en ambos grupos durante la primera mitad de la gestación. Sin embargo, a partir de la semana 20, el ácido úrico se incrementó 1.5 veces en gestantes preeclámpticas, sin cambios en la uremia y creatininemia, descartándose así el compromiso renal. Además, encontramos que niveles más altos de ácido úrico se correlacionaban con bajo peso del recién nacido. También vimos que las gestantes con antecedentes familiares de hipertensión eran más propensas a desarrollar esta condición. Por otro lado, no observamos una relación directa ni con el sexo fetal ni con el tiempo de aparición de los síntomas clínicos. Estos hallazgos sugieren que los cambios en las concentraciones de ácido úrico se deberían a alteraciones en los estadios iniciales de la preeclampsia. Por ello, la monitorización de los niveles del mismo durante el embarazo podría contribuir al abordaje precoz de este desorden gestacional.

  4. A baixa estatura leve está associada ao aumento da pressão arterial em adolescentes com sobrepeso La baja estatura leve está asociada al aumento de la presión arterial en adolescentes con sobrepeso Mild stunting is associated with higher blood pressure in overweight adolescents

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    Ana Paula Grotti Clemente

    2012-01-01

    confirmam que a baixa estatura leve aumenta o risco futuro de hipertensão e essas alterações são evidentes em indivíduos jovens.FUNDAMENTO: Estudios han demostrado que la desnutrición pre/post-natal lleva a un mayor riesgo de enfermedades no transmisibles, como diabetes, hipertensión y obesidad en la edad adulta. OBJETIVO: Determinar si los adolescentes con sobrepeso y desnutrición leve [escores-Z altura/edad (HAZ en la franja de -2] tienen presión arterial más elevada que los individuos con sobrepeso y con estatura normal (HAZ > -1. MÉTODOS: Los participantes fueron clasificados como de baja estatura leve o de estatura normal, y estratificados de acuerdo con los percentiles de masa corporal para la edad, como sobrepeso, peso normal o abajo del peso. Las presiones arteriales sistólica (PAS y diastólica (PAD fueron determinadas de acuerdo con las directrices y la grasa abdominal fue analizada por absorciometría de doble emisión de rayos-X. RESULTADOS: Individuos con baja estatura leve y sobrepeso presentaron valores más elevados de la PAD (p = 0,001 que sus contrapartes de bajo peso (69,75 ± 12,03 y 54,46 ± 11,24 mmHg, respectivamente, pero semejantes a aquellos con IMC normal. No fueron encontradas diferencias en los valores de PAD en individuos normales, individuos con sobrepeso y con bajo peso entre los grupos de estatura normal. Fue encontrado un aumento en la PAS (p = 0,01 entre los individuos con baja estatura leve cuando fueron comparados los individuos con sobrepreso con sus contrapartes de bajo peso y IMC normal (114,70 ± 15,46, 97,38 ± 10,87 y 104,72 ± 12,24 mmHg, respectivamente. Aunque no hayan sido observadas diferencias en las medias de PAS entre los grupos de baja estatura leve y estatura normal, fue encontrado un intercepto significativo (p = 0,01, revelando mayor PAS entre los individuos con baja estatura leve. Hubo correlación entre PAS y grasa abdominal (r = 0,42, ρ = 0,02 en el grupo con baja estatura leve. CONCLUSIONES: Individuos

  5. Paquimeningitis hipertrófica, glomerulonefritis y vasculitis de pequeños vasos asociada a ANCA Hypertrophic pachymeningitis, glomerulonephritis and P-ANCA associated small vessel vasculitis

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    Octavio Mazzocchi; Jorge A. Risso; Florencia Viozzi; Natalia P. Apa; Marina C. Peñalba; Miguel A. Nadal; Graciela E. De Rosa

    2007-01-01

    La paquimeningitis hipertrófica es una enfermedad poco frecuente caracterizada por engrosamiento de la duramadre. Presentamos una paciente con esta enfermedad que se manifestó con cefalea crónica y en la que concomitantemente se evidenció una glomerulonefritis necrotizante extracapilar pauciinmune asociada a anticuerpos anticitoplasma de neutrófilos de patrón perinuclear (ANCA-P). El diagnóstico se estableció por resonancia nuclear magnética. Recibió tratamiento inmunosupresor con prednisona ...

  6. La violencia sexual asociada al conflicto y las implicaciones políticas de investigaciones recientes

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    Elisabeth Jean Wood

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available La academia ha venido documentando un creciente número de modalidades de violencia sexual asociadas a los conflictos, sus causas y la gran variabilidad que existe en cuanto a su ejecución por parte de las organizaciones armadas. En este trabajo resumo los resultados de investigaciones recientes sobre dicha variabilidad, con énfasis en los hallazgos que contradicen o complican las creencias populares. Luego, presento varias interpretaciones sobre la afirmación de que esa violencia es parte de una continuidad entre tiempos de paz y de guerra. Después de analizar las investigaciones recientes sobre las dinámicas internas de las organizaciones armadas, sugiero que las violaciones sexuales a gran escala a menudo ocurren como una práctica, en vez de una estrategia. Por último, propongo algunos principios para guiar las políticas en vista de las investigaciones recientes

  7. The investigation of relationship between preeclampsia and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

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    Mehmet Tayyar

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim. The aim of this study was evaluate the relationship between preeclampsia and antiphospholipid antibodies. Methods. A total of 116 pregnant women between 20th and 40th weeks of gestation admitted to our department were investigated. 63 of them were allocated our preeclampsia group and 53 of them were allocated our control group. Lupus anticoagulant, anti-cardiolipin antibodies (IG G ve M and antiphosphatidylserine antibodies (IG G ve M were measured. Results. There was no statistical significance between preeclampsia and control group for antiphospholipid antibodies but these were two times higher in preeclamptic group compared to control group. (22.2% in preeclampsia, 11.3% in control group p=0.193. Conclusions. In an unselected population we were not able to demonstrate an association between preeclampsia and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome but antiphospholipid antibody ratio elevated in women with preeclampsia. These findings show that, there is a need for large scale studies.

  8. Expression of RhoA in Placenta of Preeclampsia

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    2006-01-01

    In order to detect the expression of RhoA in placenta from normal pregnancy and preeclampsia and evaluate the role of RhoA in preeclampsia, the expression of RhoA in placenta collected from 40 preeclampsia patientsand 20 normotensive controls was determined by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR. RhoA was found in syncytiotrophoblasts and cytotrophoblasts. The mean density of RhoA protein in placental tissues of mild and severe preeclampsia groups was significantly higher than that in normal pregnancy. The expression level of RhoA mRNA in mild and severe preeclampsia groups was significantly higher than that of normal pregnancy. Increased expression of RhoA in placental tissues might play an important role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia.

  9. The potential participation of abdominal pressure in preeclampsia.

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    Zhang, Andy K

    2015-06-01

    Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. Regardless of susceptibility or predisposing conditions and risk factors, the degree of increase in abdominal pressure is directly related to the severity of preeclampsia, particularly in women with hydatidiform mole. When increased abdominal pressure is normalized by delivery, preeclampsia is cured. Recent genetic studies highlighted two leading risk factors for preeclampsia: chronic renal disease and T235 homozygosity for the AGT gene. Thus, while there is increased abdominal pressure in pregnancy, an imbalanced renin angiotensin system and renal injuries lead to a vicious cycle of increasing abdominal pressure and further renal injuries. A hypothesis for the potential participation of pressure in preeclampsia is described and the amelioration of preeclampsia through postural intervention and the possible therapeutic effect of angiotensin is suggested.

  10. Patrón de las alteraciones dentales asociadas a la impactación del canino maxilar por palatino

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    Olivera Aguilar, Esther

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    La tesis doctoral se ha realizado para poder encontrar un método de diagnóstico precoz de la impactación del canino maxilar por palatino, mediante la detección temprana de otras alteraciones dentales asociadas y así poder aplicar tratamientos tempranos, que mejoren el pronóstico de la impactación del canino maxilar por palatino. La impactación del canino maxilar por palatino, supone la alteración del trayecto eruptivo del mismo, que lo conduce a la zona palatina. Los pacientes con esta altera...

  11. Infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos de un hospital nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Omayra Chincha; Elia Cornelio; Violeta Valverde; Mónica Acevedo

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    Con el objetivo de describir la incidencia de infecciones intrahospitalarias asociadas a dispositivos invasivos en unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI) del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia se realizó un estudio observacional retrospectivo utilizando datos de la Oficina de Epidemiología y Salud Ambiental durante los años 2010 al 2012. Se notificó un total de 222 infecciones intrahospitalarias, la UCI de Medicina tuvo la incidencia por 1000 días de uso del dispositivo más alta para neumonía ...

  12. Metabolomic biomarkers in serum and urine in women with preeclampsia.

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    Marie Austdal

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential of magnetic resonance (MR metabolomics for study of preeclampsia, for improved phenotyping and elucidating potential clues to etiology and pathogenesis. METHODS: Urine and serum samples from pregnant women with preeclampsia (n = 10, normal pregnancies (n = 10 and non-pregnant women (n = 10 matched by age and gestational age were analyzed with MR spectroscopy and subjected to multivariate analysis. Metabolites were then quantified and compared between groups. RESULTS: Urine and serum samples revealed clear differences between women with preeclampsia and both control groups (normal pregnant and non-pregnant women. Nine urine metabolites were significantly different between preeclampsia and the normal pregnant group. Urine samples from women with early onset preeclampsia clustered together in the multivariate analysis. The preeclampsia serum spectra showed higher levels of low and very-low density lipoproteins and lower levels of high-density lipoproteins when compared to both non-pregnant and normal pregnant women. CONCLUSION: The MR determined metabolic profiles in urine and serum from women with preeclampsia are clearly different from normal pregnant women. The observed differences represent a potential to examine mechanisms underlying different preeclampsia phenotypes in urine and serum samples in larger studies. In addition, similarities between preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease in metabolomics are demonstrated.

  13. Lipoproteína (a está associada com níveis basais de insulina em pacientes com Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2 Lipoproteína (a está asociada a niveles basales de insulina en pacientes con Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2 Lipoprotein (a is associated with basal insulin levels in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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    Syed Shahid Habib

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Ainda não foi claramente estabelecido se a resistência/deficiência insulínica leva diretamente à aterogênese ou através de sua associação com outros fatores de risco como os níveis de lipoproteína (a[Lp(a]. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do estudo foi estabelecer a relação entre os níveis basais de insulina, lípides e lipoproteína (a em pacientes com diabetes mellitus (DM tipo 2. MÉTODOS: Amostras de sangue foram colhidas em jejum e os níveis de insulina, lipoproteína (a, colesterol total (CT, triglicérides (TG, lipoproteína de baixa densidade (LDL-C, lipoproteína de alta densidade (LDL-C, glicose e hemoglobina glicada (HbA1c foram medidos em 60 pacientes com DM tipo 2 e 28 indivíduos saudáveis. Nós dividimos os pacientes em dois grupos baseados nos níveis basais de insulina: > 10 µIU/ml e 10 µIU/ml comparados com aqueles que apresentavam insulina basal FUNDAMENTO: Todavía no se aclaró totalmente si la resistencia/deficiencia insulínica lleva directamente a la aterogénesis o a través de su asociación con otros factores de riesgo como los niveles de lipoproteína (a [Lp(a]. OBJETIVO: : El objetivo del estudio fue establecer la relación entre los niveles basales de insulina, lípidos y lipoproteína (a en pacientes con diabetes mellitus (DM tipo 2. MÉTODOS: Se extrajeron muestras de sangre en ayuno y se determinaron los niveles de insulina, lipoproteína (a, colesterol total (CT, triglicéridos (TG, lipoproteína de baja densidad (LDL-C, lipoproteína de alta densidad (LDL-C, glucosa y hemoglobina glicosilada (HbA1c en 60 pacientes con DM tipo 2 y 28 individuos sanos. Dividimos a los pacientes en dos grupos basados en los niveles basales de insulina: > 10 µIU/ml y 10 µIU/ml comparados con aquellos que presentaban insulina basal BACKGROUND: It has not been clearly established whether insulin resistance/deficiency leads directly to atherogenesis or through its association with other risk factors such as

  14. Factores de riesgo para la preeclampsia severa y temprana en el Hospital General de Medellín (HGM 1999-2001

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    Mercedes Jimeno

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Se ha calculado, por estudios en otras partes del mundo, que la
    frecuencia de presentación del Síndrome Hipertensivo del embarazo
    oscila entre 7% y 10% de los embarazos, y que el 30% corresponde a Preeclampsia y de éstos, menos del 10% a Preeclampsia temprana. Entre los factores maternos, uno de los que más peso ha tenido es la paridad materna y en segundo lugar la edad materna. Además, también se ha encontrado asociación con el antecedente de hipertensión esencial. Se pretendió con este estudio evaluar si la presencia de factores de riesgo en esta población se relaciona con la presentación del síndrome en sus formas severas y con las formas tempranas del mismo.

  15. Prácticas culinarias asociadas al consumo de frijoles en familias costarricenses.

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    Shirley Rodríguez-González

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue identificar las prácticas asociadas al consumo de frijoles en una población rural y una urbana de Costa Rica. El estudio fue desarrollado en el 2005, en una muestra de 475 familias que acostumbran preparar y consumir frijoles (223 de la zona rural de Jesús de Atenas y 252 de la zona urbana en La Unión de Tres Ríos. En estas familias se entrevistó a la persona encargada de la preparación de los alimentos. Este estudio mostró un consumo per cápita de frijoles de 37,5 g/p/día de peso crudo. El consumo per cápita por área geográfica, fue mayor en zona rural (46,8 + 25 g/p/d que en la zona urbana (37,5 + 23 g/p/d (F=18,031, p=0,000. Los factores asociados al consumo se diferenciaron por zona; en la rural se relacionaron con algunas características de la persona que prepara los alimentos, prácticas de preparación de los frijoles y con la razón de consumo manifestada, mientras que en la zona urbana los factores asociados estuvieron relacionados únicamente con las prácticas culinarias.

  16. Magnetic resonance imaging in eclampsia and preeclampsia

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    Five patients with eclampsia (eclampsia group) and 38 patients with preeclampsia underwent MR imaging study. Of 38 patients with preeclampsia, 8 patients (21.1%) showed vasogenic edema (VE) and/or cerebral vasospasm (VC), or both. In the eclampsia group, 4 patients had VE, VC or both, and 1 patient had normal brain and cerebral arteries. There were no differences in MR imaging studies between two group. There was no definite correlation among clinical features, VE, and vasospasm (VS) in both groups. Discrepancy between territories of vasospastic arteries and locations of VE were noticed. Some patients in both groups demonstrated delayed VS. In conclusion, VE and VS are not major factors in the pathogenesis of eclampsia. (author)

  17. Pancreatic Necrosis Associated with Preeclampsia-Eclampsia

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    Parmar MS

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy is rare and commonly occurs in association with biliary disease. Preeclampsia is associated with microvascular abnormalities that may involve cerebral, placental, hepatic, renal and splanchnic circulation and rarely can cause acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: A case of acute pancreatitis in a patient with preeclampsia-eclampsia where the diagnosis was missed initially that resulted in a protracted course and development of organized pancreatic necrosis. The pancreatic necrosis resolved with conservative management over 8 weeks. CONCLUSIONS: The development of severe hypoalbuminemia, out of proportion to proteinuria, hypocalcemia and findings of capillary leak should alert the physician to search for other inflammatory causes, including acute pancreatitis so that early and effective management be given to avoid complications.

  18. Is ethnicity a risk factor for developing preeclampsia? An analysis of the prevalence of preeclampsia in China.

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    Xiao, J; Shen, F; Xue, Q; Chen, G; Zeng, K; Stone, P; Zhao, M; Chen, Q

    2014-11-01

    Preeclampsia is a major complication of pregnancy. Risk factors for preeclampsia include population and regional ethnicity. Chinese women living outside the Chinese mainland have a lower prevalence of preeclampsia than resident Caucasians. We performed a retrospective study to identify potential factors that may be associated with developing preeclampsia in China. A total of 67,746 pregnant women were included in this study from 2002 to 2011. Data included maternal age, maternal body mass index (BMI), age at marriage, parity, gestation and blood pressure at diagnosis, proteinuria, and birth weight. In the study period, 1301 (1.92%) nulliparous women developed preeclampsia. The prevalence of mild or severe preeclampsia was 1.42% or 0.49%, respectively. The average BMI was 21.61 kg m(-2). On the basis of the WHO BMI classification, 78.8% of women were of normal BMI, 18.3% were overweight and 2.9% were obese. A total of 37.8% of preeclamptic women had lived with the same partner for less than 1 year, which was significantly higher than those healthy pregnant women who did not develop preeclampsia (24.2%). The prevalence of preeclampsia in China is low compared with Caucasians, and the contribution to this lower prevalence may be dependent on BMI or lifestyle including period of cohabitation with the partner. Our data suggest that Chinese ethnicity may be a factor responsible for the low risk of developing preeclampsia in the populations studied. PMID:24430700

  19. Diseño de intervención ante una de las problemáticas asociadas al Absentismo Escolar: la falta de motivación escolar

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    Armesto Arias, Marta

    2014-01-01

    Diseño de intervención con tres colectivos (padres y madres, alumnos y alumnas y profesorado), ante una de las problemáticas asociadas al Absentismo Escolar en la ciudad de Gijón como es la falta de motivación escolar.

  20. Preeclampsia: A Possible Complication of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

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    Alqahtani, Mohammed Ali; Badros, Reema

    2016-01-01

    Background. Primary hyperparathyroidism is rare in pregnancy. An association between primary hyperparathyroidism and preeclampsia has been reported in few cases worldwide. Case. A 28-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 0, and abortus 1) in her 27th week of gestation was hospitalized due to a high reading of blood pressure (194/115 mmHg) that was not accompanied by any symptoms or signs of preeclampsia. Incidentally, she was found to have a high adjusted calcium and serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) level during admission. Ultrasonographic examination of the neck revealed the presence of parathyroid adenoma. She was scheduled for surgical excision after receiving an intravenous hydration. Fetal ultrasonography revealed a growth restricted fetus with normal biophysical profile. On the sixth day of hospitalization, the patient complained of headache and epigastric pain, with elevated BP and proteinuria. The fetal nonstress test was “nonreassuring.” Subsequently, she had an emergency cesarean delivery and surgical removal of the adenoma. The mother and her newborn were then transferred to intensive care, where their clinical course was unremarkable. The mother was discharged after 3 days, while the neonate stayed for close observation for 60 days. Conclusion. Early recognition of primary hyperparathyroidism among women with preeclampsia is important to prevent maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. PMID:27340578

  1. Evaluación preliminar de las patologías cutáneas asociadas con la aclimatación en cautiverio del “capitán de la sabana”, Eremophilus mutisii Preliminary Evaluation of Skin Pathology Associated with Captivity Aclimatation of “Capitán de la Sabana”, Eremophilus mutisii

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    Rodríguez A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue investigar las causas que provocan ulceraciones mortales en capitanes de la sabana, Eremophilus mutisii, provenientes del embalse de Fúquene, departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia (05°28'N 73°44'W, sometidos a cautiverio. De un lote de 53 peces se tomaron diez animales a los cuales se les realizaron, estudios clínicos, bacteriológicos, e histopatológicos de las úlceras dur ante ocho días, igualmente se realizó un antibiograma. Tanto en las lesiones como en el agua se aislaron bacterias Pseudomona spp. y Escherichia coli, resistentes a amoxicilina y sensibles a ciprofloxacina, norfloxacina, furazolidona y tetraciclina. El análisis histológico demostró necrosis de la epidermis y de los tejidos dérmicos subyacentes, e hiperplasia de las laminillas branquiales. El cuadro patológico se asocia con factores de estrés. Se sugiere realizar estudios adicionales sobre la etiología de la enfermedad y diseñar planes profilácticas con el fin de minimizar las pérdidas de los peces en cautiverio, los cuales exceden el 50% de los animales capturados.The aim of the present study was to explore the etiology of mortal ulcerations in "capitán de la sabana". Fishes were captured from Fúquene Lake, Cundinamarca department, Colombia (05°28'N 73°44'W and stocked in 100 L glass tanks in captivity. Ten fishes with skin ulcers were kept in an independent tank and changes in morphology, bacterial flora and organization of tissues were evaluated by means of bacteriology and histology techniques during eight days. Cultures for bacteria were done from the skin ulcers and from the tank water, and an antibiogram was carried out. The analysis showed the presence of common bacteria in the water flora and ulcers: Pseudomona spp. and Escherichia coli, resistant to the amoxicilin and sensitive to the ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, furazolidon and tetraciclin. The histology demonstratednecrosis of the epidermis and underlaying

  2. EVALUACIÓN PRELIMINAR DE LAS PATOLOGÍAS CUTÁNEAS ASOCIADAS CON LA ACLIMATACIÓN EN CAUTIVERIO DEL “CAPITÁN DE LA SABANA”, Eremophilus mutisii Preliminary Evaluation of Skin Pathology Associated with Captivity Aclimatation of “Capitán de la Sabana”, Eremophilus mutisii

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue investigar las causas que provocan ulceraciones mortales en capitanes de la sabana, Eremophilus mutisii, provenientes del embalse de Fúquene, departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia (05°28’N 73°44’W, sometidos a cautiverio. De un lote de 53 peces se tomaron diez animales a los cuales se les realizaron, estudios clínicos, bacteriológicos, e histopatológicos de las úlceras durante ocho días, igualmente se realizó un antibiograma. Tanto en las lesiones como en el agua se aislaron bacterias Pseudomona spp. y Escherichia coli, resistentes a amoxicilina y sensibles a ciprofloxacina, norfloxacina, furazolidona y tetraciclina. El análisis histológico demostró necrosis de la epidermis y de los tejidos dérmicos subyacentes, e hiperplasia de las laminillas branquiales. El cuadro patológico se asocia con factores de estrés. Se sugiere realizar estudios adicionales sobre la etiología de la enfermedad y diseñar planes profilácticas con el fin de minimizar las pérdidas de los peces en cautiverio, los cuales exceden el 50% de los animales capturados.The aim of the present study was to explore the etiology of mortal ulcerations in “capitán de la sabana”. Fishes were captured from Fúquene Lake, Cundinamarca department, Colombia (05°28’N 73°44’W and stocked in 100 L glass tanks in captivity. Ten fishes with skin ulcers were kept in an independent tank and changes in morphology, bacterial flora and organization of tissues were evaluated by means of bacteriology and histology techniques during eight days. Cultures for bacteria were done from the skin ulcers and from the tank water, and an antibiogram was carried out. The analysis showed the presence of common bacteria in the water flora and ulcers: Pseudomona spp. and Escherichia coli, resistant to the amoxicilin and sensitive to the ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, furazolidon and tetraciclin. The histology demonstrated necrosis of the epidermis and

  3. Fonones en cristales con estructura de diamante

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    F. L. Pérez Sánchez; F. Pérez Rodríguez

    2004-01-01

    Se presenta un estudio de los modos vibracionales de cristales con estructura de diamante. En este estudio aplicamos el modelo de Keating para describir las interacciones de corto alcance entre los átomos e incorporar, en la forma más simple, las interacciones de tres cuerpos asociadas con la deformación del ángulo entre dos enlaces covalentes. En el marco de la aproximación armónica, se obtienen expresiones analíticas para las relaciones de dispersión de fonones con vectores de onda a lo lar...

  4. Cesariana em paciente com doença de von Willebrand associada à infecção pelo HIV: relato de caso Cesárea en paciente con enfermedad de von Willebrand asociada a la infección por el HIV: relato de caso Anesthesia for cesarean section in patient with von Willebrand's disease and HIV infection: case report

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    Vanessa Rezende Balle

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A doença de von Willebrand é a alteração inata da coagulação mais freqüente em mulheres jovens. A infecção por HIV tem mostrado incidência progressivamente maior em mulheres, constatando-se transmissão vertical em até 25% dos casos. O objetivo deste relato é mostrar o caso de uma paciente com doença de von Willebrand e HIV positivo submetida à cesariana. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente de 24 anos, portadora de anemia microcítica, doença de von Willebrand e HIV, chegou à emergência obstétrica em início de trabalho de parto. Não realizou pré-natal. Foi indicada cesariana a fim de diminuir os riscos de transmissão vertical em paciente com carga viral de HIV desconhecida. Apresentava hematomas pelo corpo e história de hematoma de parede abdominal em cesariana anterior. Os testes de coagulação eram pouco alterados. Após infusão de concentrado de fator VIII foi realizada anestesia geral. Mãe e recém-nascido apresentaram evolução satisfatória. CONCLUSÕES: A avaliação de manifestações clínicas em pacientes com coagulopatia é fundamental na decisão do tipo de anestesia a ser indicada para cada paciente. A avaliação deve ser individualizada, considerando os riscos e benefícios da técnica escolhida. Nestas pacientes, deve-se sempre restringir ao máximo a indicação de interrupção da gestação por via alta, optando-se sempre pelos métodos menos invasivos. A terapia com concentrado de fator VIII é atualmente a melhor opção de tratamento, corrigindo a deficiência específica e diminuindo os riscos de transmissão viral.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La enfermedad de von Willebrand es la alteración innata de la coagulación más frecuente en mujeres jóvenes. La infección por HIV ha mostrado incidencia progresivamente mayor en mujeres, constatandose transmisión vertical en hasta 25% de los casos. El objetivo de este relato es mostrar el caso de una paciente con Enfermedad de von

  5. Raquianestesia para cesariana com bupivacaína a 0,5% isobárica associada ao fentanil e morfina: estudo prospectivo com diferentes volumes Raquianestesia para cesariana con bupivacaína a 0,5% isobárica asociada al fentanil y morfina: estudio prospectivo con diferentes volúmenes Spinal anesthesia for cesarean section with 0.5% isobaric bupivacaine plus fentanyl and morphine: prospective study with different volumes

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    Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni

    2003-06-01

    cesariana fue descrita pocos años después del primer relato de Bier en 1898 y en los últimos 5 años ella se volvió método de elección en nuestro hospital. El objetivo de este estudio prospectivo en cesariana es evaluar el uso de la bupivacaína a 0,5% isobárica administrada con las parturientas en decúbito lateral, después de inyección de fentanil y morfina, y correlacionar con la incidencia de complicaciones hemodinámicas y dispersión cefálica con diferentes volúmenes. MÉTODO: Cien pacientes sometidas a raquianestesia para cesariana electiva fueron aleatoriamente separadas en tres grupos que recibieron: 4 ml (20 mg, 3 ml (15 mg y 2,5 ml (12,5 mg de bupivacaína a 0,5% isobárica añadida de 25 µg de fentanil y 50 µg de morfina inyectados antes del anestésico. Fueron evaluados y comparados los siguientes parámetros: latencia de la analgesia, bloqueo motor, dispersión cefálica de la analgesia, alteraciones cardiovasculares e incidencia de náuseas y vómitos. RESULTADOS: Los tres volúmenes de bupivacaína a 0,5% isobárica produjeron efectos comparables. El tiempo de latencia fue mayor con la menor dosis. No fueron observadas diferencias en la dispersión cefálica, en el número de pacientes que tuvieron niveles cervicales, en las alteraciones cardiovasculares y en la incidencia de cefalea pós-punción. El nivel máximo de la analgesia fue T4 (amplitud: T3-T6 con 4 ml, T4 (amplitud: T4-T11 con 3 ml y T4 (amplitud: T4-T8 con 2,5 ml. Ninguna paciente necesitó de efedrina para tratar hipotensión arterial. EL bloqueo motor no fue completo en todas las pacientes. Una paciente desenvolvió cefalea pós-punción. CONCLUSIONES: El resultado de este estudio confirma que la bupivacaína a 0,5% isobárica inyectada después de administración en jeringas separadas de fentanil y morfina y en decúbito lateral en los volúmenes de 2,5, 3 y 4 ml proporciona una rápida y efectiva anestesia para cesariana.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Spinal block for cesarean

  6. Características do apoio social associados à prematuridade em uma população de puérperas de baixa renda Características del apoyo social asociadas con la prematuridad en una población de madres de bajos ingresos Characteristics of social support associated with prematurity in a population of mothers of low income

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    Elaine da Costa Guimarães

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo caso-controle que teve como objetivo investigar a associação entre prematuridade e o nível de apoio social, segundo variáveis socioeconômicas, demográficas e relacionadas à saúde e à assistência, em uma população de puérperas de baixa renda atendidas em um hospital público do município do Rio de Janeiro. Foram entrevistados 108 casos e 228 controles, em um total 336 mulheres. A idade das mulheres variou entre 14 e 45 anos. A média da idade foi de 25,8 anos (desvio-padrão: 6,9 para os casos e de 24,9 (desvio-padrão 6,5 para os controles. Quanto à raça/etnia autorreferida, 77,1% denominaram-se não brancas. Da amostra, 68,8% iniciaram o pré-natal antes do terceiro trimestre gestacional. O número de consultas durante o pré-natal, ocorrência de ameaça de parto prematuro e história de prematuridade anterior mostraram-se associados ao nível de apoio, calculado a partir do escore total das dimensões do apoio social.Se trata de un estudio caso-control cuyo objetivo fue investigar la asociación entre el nacimiento prematuro y el nivel de apoyo social, según indicadores socioeconómicos, demográficos y de asistencia relacionados con la salud y, en una población de madres de bajos ingresos que asisten a un hospital público en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro. Fueron analizados 108 casos y 228 controles, de un total de 336 mujeres. Las edades de las mujeres oscilaron entre 14 y 45 años. La edad media fue de 25,8 años (desviación estándar: 6,9 para los casos y el 24,9 (desviación estándar de 6,5 para los controles. En cuanto a la raza/origen étnico auto-reportado 77,1% se denominaron no blancos. El 68,8% comenzó la atención prenatal antes del tercer trimestre de embarazo. El número de visitas durante el período prenatal, ocurrencia de amenaza de parto prematuro y antecedentes de prematuridad se asociaron con el nivel de apoyo, se calcularon a partir de la puntuación total de las dimensiones de

  7. Periodontal disease and pre-eclampsia : a systematic review

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    Kunnen, Alina; van Doormaal, Jasper J.; Abbas, Frank; Aarnoudse, Jan G.; van Pampus, Maria; Faas, Marijke M.

    2010-01-01

    P>Aim This review evaluates the possible relationship between periodontal disease and pre-eclampsia, a major pregnancy complication. A generalized inflammatory response plays an important role in the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia. Because periodontal disease is a low-grade inflammatory state, period

  8. Leukocyte Activation and Circulating Leukocyte-Derived Microparticles in Preeclampsia

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    Lok, Christianne A. R.; Jebbink, Jiska; Nieuwland, Rienk; Faas, Marijke M.; Boer, Kees; Sturk, Augueste; Van Der Post, Joris A. M.

    2009-01-01

    Preeclampsia shows characteristics of an inflammatory disease including leukocyte activation. Analyses of leukocyte-derived microparticles (MP) and mRNA expression of inflammation-related genes in leukocytes may establish which subgroups of leukocytes contribute to the development of preeclampsia. B

  9. Studies on Activity of NK Cells in Preeclampsia Patients

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    张展; 龚非力; 贾莉婷; 常彩红; 侯磊; 杨如镜; 郑芳

    2004-01-01

    The activity of the NK cells in patients with preeclampsia was studied to investigate the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. By using MTT and 51Cr releasing technique, the proliferation and killing ability of the NK cells in maternal and umbilical blood from preeclampsia patients (n= 18)and normal third trimester pregnant women (n= 18) were detected. The NK-92 cell line was as the positive control. The results showed that the NK cell counts of umbilical blood in preeclampsia patients and normal third trimester pregnant women were significantly greater than those of maternal blood (both P<0.05). Compared with that in normal third trimester pregnant women, the proliferative ability of the NK cells in preeclampsia patients was apparently increased (P<0.05). Compared with that in maternal blood, the proliferative ability of the NK cells in umbilical blood from both preeclampsia patients and normal third trimester pregnant women was dramatically increased.The killing ability of the NK cells in preeclampsia patients was significantly higher than that in normal third trimester pregnant women (P <0.05). It was suggested that both number and function of the NK cells in preeclampsia women were increased, and that in umbilical blood was greater than that in maternal blood, speculating that the function of the NK cells may affect the maintenance of the maternal and fetal immune tolerance during pregnancy.

  10. Early pre-eclampsia unmasks underlying IgA nephropathy

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    Mona Singh

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Mona Singh, Akhenaton Pappoe, Burl R DonDivision of Nephrology, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USAAbstract: Pre-eclampsia is the most ominous complication of pregnancy, and primary glomerular diseases can mimic pre-eclampsia in presentation. A patient presented at 21 weeks gestation with signs and symptoms of both pre-eclampsia and primary glomerular nephropathy. A critical clinical decision whether to continue or terminate the pregnancy was dependent on results of a renal biopsy. The biopsy noted the presence of both pre-eclampsia and immunoglobulin A (IgA nephropathy. Thus, the onset of pre-eclampsia unmasked the presence of unrecognized IgA nephropathy, and the IgA nephropathy was a risk factor for this patient developing pre-eclampsia. The results of a renal biopsy are key in distinguishing pre-eclampsia from other kidney diseases and instituting appropriate clinical management.Keywords: proteinuria, IgA nephropathy, renal biopsy, pre-eclampsia

  11. Gene expression profiling of placentas affected by pre-eclampsia

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    Hoegh, Anne Mette; Borup, Rehannah; Nielsen, Finn Cilius;

    2010-01-01

    Several studies point to the placenta as the primary cause of pre-eclampsia. Our objective was to identify placental genes that may contribute to the development of pre-eclampsia. RNA was purified from tissue biopsies from eleven pre-eclamptic placentas and eighteen normal controls. Messenger RNA...

  12. Increased intima-media thickness after early-onset preeclampsia

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    Blaauw, Judith; van Pampus, Maria G; Van Doormaal, Jasper J; Fokkema, M Rebecca; Fidler, Vaclav; Smit, Andries J; Aarnoudse, Jan G

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia is associated with cardiovascular atherosclerotic events later in life. However, little is known about earlier subdinical signs of atherosclerosis. We aimed to investigate whether women who recently had preeclampsia show increased intima-media thickness (IMT), as marker of ea

  13. Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation in Pregnancy and the Risk of Preeclampsia

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    Janzarik, Wibke G; Ehlers, Elena; Ehmann, Renata;

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    Preeclampsia may affect severely the cerebral circulation leading to impairment of cerebral autoregulation, edema, and ischemia. It is not known whether impaired autoregulation occurs before the clinical onset of preeclampsia, and whether this can predict the occurrence of preeclampsia. Seventy......) of respiratory-induced 0.1 Hz hemodynamic oscillations. Uterine artery ultrasound was performed to search for a notch sign as an early marker of general endothelial dysfunction. All women were followed up until 6 weeks after delivery for the occurrence of preeclampsia. The autoregulation parameter gain did...... not differ between pregnant and nonpregnant women. Phase was slightly but significantly higher in pregnant women, indicating better DCA. Women with a notch sign did not show altered DCA. A history of preeclampsia during a previous pregnancy was associated with lower phase in middle cerebral artery...

  14. Dermatitis asociada a incontinencia en adultos: un problema sin definición, revisión sistemática

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    Renata Virginia González-Consuegra; Lizeth Hasbleidy Mora-Carvajal; Jhonatan Sebastián Celis-Moreno; Gustavo David Matiz-Vera

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    Antecedentes. La prevalencia de la dermatitis, asociada a incontinencia urinaria, fecal o mixta, está entre 5.6% y 50%, con una tasa de incidencia entre 3.4% y 25%. Estas lesiones infravaloradas no se afrontan adecuadamente por desconocimiento de sus implicaciones y su cuidado, lo que exige conocer la producción científica al respecto, estandarizando estos procesos en personas con riesgo de padecerla. Objetivo. Describir la producción científica disponible que aborde la gestión de los cuidado...

  15. Costo de neumonía nosocomial no asociada a ventilación en el hospital universitario de santander, 2007-2009

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    Objetivo Estimar el exceso de costos asociado a neumonía nosocomial no asociada a ventilación mecánica y las intervenciones clínicas que más influyen en él.Métodos Se realizó un estudio de cohortes pareadas por tiempo de aparición del evento nosocomial. Los expuestos fueron pacientes con neumonía nosocomial y los no expuestos pacientes sin infección nosocomial, con diagnóstico de ingreso similar al expuesto. El principal resultado evaluado en las dos cohortes fueron los costos directos de ate...

  16. Osteonecrosis de los maxilares asociada al empleo de bifosfonatos Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw

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    J.L. del Castillo Pardo de Vera

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Los bifosfonatos constituyen un grupo de fármacos inhibidores de la resorción ósea, utilizados en el tratamiento de numerosas patologías como la osteoporosis, la enfermedad de Paget, el mieloma múltiple, la hipercalcemia maligna y las metástasis óseas asociadas al cáncer de mama o de próstata. El principal efecto farmacológico de los bifosfonatos es la inhibición de la resorción ósea, mediante una disminución de la actividad de los osteoclastos, sin intervenir en la formación y mineralización del hueso. Son fármacos utilizados a nivel mundial con unos claros beneficios contrastados clínicamente. Numerosas publicaciones durante los últimos tres años, y debido a su utilización masiva, consideran que la osteonecrosis de los maxilares está asociada al tratamiento con bifosfonatos. Es importante que los pacientes sean informados del riesgo de presentarse esta complicación, para tener la oportunidad de someterse a procedimientos dentales previos al inicio del tratamiento. Las medidas preventivas deben realizarse antes, durante y después del tratamiento con bifosfonatos. El tratamiento quirúrgico debe reservarse para aquellos pacientes que presenten síntomas. Son necesarias nuevas investigaciones que clarifiquen esta complicación.Bisphosphonates constitute a group of inhibitors of bone resorption that are used for treating many disor-ders such as osteoporosis, Paget´s disease, multiple myeloma, malignant hypercalcemia and bone metas-tases associated with breast and prostate cancer. The main pharmacological effect of bisphosphonates is the inhibition of bone resorption, mediated by a decreased function of osteoclasts without interfering in bone formation and mineralization. These drugs are used worldwide, with clear and clinically proven benefits. Several publications within the last three years consider osteonecrosis of the jaw to be associated with bisphosphonate therapy as a result of their extensive use. It is important

  17. IFPA Senior Award Lecture: making sense of pre-eclampsia - two placental causes of preeclampsia?

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    Redman, C W; Sargent, I L; Staff, A C

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    Incomplete spiral artery remodelling is the first of two stages of pre-eclampsia, typically of early onset. The second stage comprises dysregulated uteroplacental perfusion and placental oxidative stress. Oxidatively stressed syncytiotrophoblast (STB) over-secretes proteins that perturb maternal angiogenic balance and are considered to be pre-eclampsia biomarkers. We propose that, in addition and more fundamentally, these STB-derived proteins are biomarkers of a cellular (STB) stress response, which typically involves up-regulation of some proteins and down-regulation of others (positive and negative stress proteins respectively). Soluble vascular growth factor receptor-1 (sVEGFR-1) and reduced growth factor (PlGF) then exemplify positive and negative STB stress response proteins in the maternal circulation. Uncomplicated term pregnancy is associated with increasing sVEGFR-1 and decreasing PlGF, which can be interpreted as evidence of increasing STB stress. STB pathology, at or after term (for example focal STB necrosis) demonstrates this stress, with or without pre-eclampsia. We review the evidence that when placental growth reaches its limits at term, terminal villi become over-crowded with diminished intervillous pore size impeding intervillous perfusion with increasing intervillous hypoxia and STB stress. This type of STB stress has no antecedent pathology, so the fetuses are well-grown, as typifies late onset pre-eclampsia, and prediction is less effective than for the early onset syndrome because STB stress is a late event. In summary, abnormal placental perfusion and STB stress contribute to the pathogenesis of early and late onset pre-eclampsia. But the former has an extrinsic cause - poor placentation, whereas the latter has an intrinsic cause, 'microvillous overcrowding', as placental growth reaches its functional limits. This model explains important features of late pre-eclampsia and raises questions of how antecedent medical risk factors such as

  18. Maternal Smoking, Preeclampsia, and Infant Health Outcomes in New York City, 1995–2003

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    A number of previous studies have reported an inverse association between maternal smoking and preeclampsia. Additionally, some have suggested that smokers who develop preeclampsia have worse maternal and fetal outcomes than nonsmokers who develop preeclampsia. The authors examined the relation of smoking to preeclampsia among 674,250 singleton pregnancies in New York City between 1995 and 2003. Although smoking was associated with a reduced risk of preeclampsia overall (adjusted odds ratio =...

  19. Epidemia de neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica en Mérida, Yucatán

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Determinar las principales características epidemiológicas, clínicas y microbiológicas de una epidemia de neumonía asociada a ventilación mecánica en una unidad de cuidados intensivos en Mérida, Yucatán. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Se diseñó un estudio prospectivo y observacional de 11 meses para determinar incidencia, mortalidad, reservorios potenciales, agentes etiológicos y sus patrones de sensibilidad antimicrobiana. RESULTADOS. La incidencia de neumonía asociada a ventilador fue de 74%. La mortalidad cruda fue de 88%, comparada con una mortalidad esperada de 19.5%. Se aislaron bacterias gramnegativas en 98% de los cultivos, de las cuales 46% fueron sensibles a cefalosporinas de tercera generación, 59% a cefalosporinas de cuarta generación, 70% a ciprofloxacina y 100% a imipenem. Se aislaron Klebsiella pneumoniae y Pseudomonas aeruginosa de algunos circuitos del ventilador y el lavado. CONCLUSIONES. La elevada incidencia de neumonía y la mortalidad asociada en esta unidad de cuidados intensivos se pueden atribuir a la falta de medidas de control de infecciones y a una elevada prevalencia de gérmenes multirresistentes que se relaciona con el uso desmesurado e irracional de antibióticos.

  20. RAS in Pregnancy and Preeclampsia and Eclampsia

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    M. Rodriguez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a common disease of pregnancy characterized by the presence of hypertension and commitment of many organs, including the brain, secondary to generalized endothelial dysfunction. Its etiology is not known precisely, but it involved several factors, highlighting the renin angiotensin system (RAS, which would have an important role in the origin of multisystem involvement. This paper reviews the evidence supporting the involvement of RAS in triggering the disease, in addition to the components of this system that would be involved and how it eventually produces brain engagement.

  1. Cardiovascular biomarkers in preeclampsia at triage

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    Wellmann, Sven; Benzing, Jörg; Fleischlin, Silvia; Morgenthaler, Nils; Fouzas, Sotirios; Bührer, Christoph A; Szinnai, Gabor; Burkhardt, Tilo; Lapaire, Olav

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    INTRODUCTION: o investigate the ability of cardiovascular plasma biomarkers to identify imminent preeclampsia (PE) among pregnant women at triage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: C-terminal pro-arginine vasopressin (copeptin), C-terminal pro-endothelin-1 (CT-proET-1), mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM), and mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) were prospectively measured in pregnant women presenting at the obstetrical triage units of the University Hospitals of Basel and ...

  2. Inventario de la entomofauna asociada al cultivo de pitahaya amarilla (Selenicereus megalanthus Haw.) en Briceño (Boyacá)

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    Héctor Iván Patiño-Tiria; Jhon Wilson Martínez-Osorio; Álvaro Enrique Alvarado-Gaona

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    Boyacá es uno de los departamentos con mayor producción de pitahaya amarilla en el país. Los estudios realizados sobre este cultivo son muy pocos, y el conocimiento de la entomofauna asociada a él es un punto de partida para realizar nuevas investigaciones que permitan identificar la entomofauna asociada a este cultivo en el municipio de Briceño (Boyacá). El desarrollo de esta investigación se llevó a cabo en plantaciones de pitahaya en tres fincas del municipio de Briceño (Boyacá). Se realiz...

  3. Enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al consumo de tabaco Smoking related interstitial lung disease. Case report

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    JORGE YÁNEZ V

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    Full Text Available la enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al consumo de tabaco no ha sido claramente definida, la bronquiolitis respiratoria (RB es un hallazgo morfológico frecuente en fumadores asintomáticos, se caracteriza por la acumulación de macrófagos pigmentados en los bronquiolos respiratorios. Sólo una pequeña proporción de los sujetos fumadores presenta una respuesta inflamatoria exagerada que compromete el intersticio y espacio alveolar, lo cual corresponde a la bronquiolitis respiratoria asociada a enfermedad pulmonar difusa (RBIID, que se manifiesta por disnea de esfuerzos y tos. la neumonía intersticial descamativa (DIP se caracteriza por compromiso panlobular, fibrosis intersticial discreta e infiltración masiva del espacio aéreo por macrófagos. El patrón histopatológico de RBIID y DIP se pueden sobreponer, siendo los principales elementos diferenciadores entre ambas entidades, la distribución y extensión de las lesiones: compromiso bronquiolo-céntrico en RBIID y difuso en DIP. Se ha planteado que la RB, RBIID y DIP pueden constituir diferentes fases de una misma enfermedad asociada al consumo de tabaco, lo cual aún es motivo de controversia. Con el propósito de ilustrar este problema, se presenta el caso clínico de un paciente fumador que consultó por disnea progresiva, tos e infiltrados pulmonares bilaterales sugerentes de enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al tabaquismoThe relationship between cigarette smoke and interstitial lung diseases (ILD is not clear. Respiratory bronchiolitis (RB, usually found as an incidental histologic abnormality in otherwise asymptomatic smokers, is characterized by the accumulation of cytoplasmic golden-brown-pigmented macrophages within respiratory bronchioles. A small proportion of smokers have a more exaggerated response that, in addition to the bronchiole-centered lesions, provokes interstitial and air spaces inflammation and fibrosis extending to the nearby alveoli. This set of histologic

  4. Aspirin for Prevention of Preeclampsia in Lupus Pregnancy

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    Amelie M. Schramm

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    Full Text Available Preeclampsia, the onset of hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy, is a common medical disorder with high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. The underlying pathology remains poorly understood and includes inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and an unbalanced thromboxane A2/prostacyclin ratio. For women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, particularly those with preexisting renal disease or with active lupus, the risk of developing preeclampsia is up to 14% higher than it is among healthy individuals. The mechanism is still unknown and the data for preventing preeclampsia in lupus pregnancies are rare. Modulating the impaired thromboxane A2/prostacyclin ratio by administration of low-dose aspirin appears to be the current best option for the prevention of preeclampsia. After providing an overview of the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, preeclampsia in lupus pregnancies, and previous trials for prevention of preeclampsia with aspirin treatment, we recommend low-dose aspirin administration for all lupus patients starting prior to 16 weeks of gestation. Patients with SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome should receive treatment with heparin and low-dose aspirin during pregnancy.

  5. Copper and Zinc Status in Patients with Preeclampsia in Bangladesh.

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    Ferdousi, S; Akhtar, S; Begum, S

    2015-10-01

    This study assessed maternal serum copper and zinc levels in preeclampsia to find out the role of trace element disorder in the aetiology of preeclampsia. This cross sectional study was conducted in the dept of Physiology of BSMMU during 2009. Sixty patients of Preeclampsia (BP--140/90 aged 18-39 years, with >20th weeks of pregnancy with proteinuria and edema) participated. Thirty normotensive gravida was control. All subjects were collected from in and out patient department of Obstetric and Gynecology of BSMMU and Dhaka medical college hospital. Serum copper and zinc levels were measured by auto analyzer and atomic absorption sprectrophotometric method respectively. Data were compared between preeclampsia and normotensive pregnant women. Data were expressed as mean and SD and independent sample 't' test and two proportion 'z' test was used for statistical analysis. Mean value of maternal serum zinc (ppreeclampsia. In addition Cu/Zn ratio was significantly higher (preeclampsia. Hypozincemia was found in 13% and hypocupremia was found in 38% of preeclampsia. The result of this study concludes that trace element disorders may be involved in the etiology of preeclampsia.

  6. Seasonal variation of the onset of preeclampsia and eclampsia

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    Ziba Zahiri

    2007-08-01

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    BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is one of the three leading causes of maternal mortality. Studies have suggested that the incidence of preeclampsia may be partially dependent on the month or season of delivery. This study was conducted to evaluate whether seasonal variation has any effect on the incidence of eclampsia or preeclampsia.
    METHODS: From 1999 to 2001, a cross-sectional study in Alzahra Hospital was performed using all deliveries with gestational age more than 20 weeks. Variables of maternal age, parity, occurrence of preeclampsia and eclampsia, and season were evaluated and analyzed by chi-square test in SPSS 10.
    RESULTS: During the period of the study, there were 12,142 deliveries at Alzahra Hospital in Rasht. There were 2,579 (21.3% deliveries in spring, 2,696 (22.2% in summer, 3,645 (30% in autumn, and 3,222 (26.5% in winter. There was no statistically significant relationship between the age, parity and season. Hypertensive disorder was reported in 609 pregnancies (5%, with 11,533 (95% having no hypertensive disorder. Data showed that 397 patients (3.3% had preeclampsia and eclampsia. The highest rate of preeclampsia was in spring (3.6%, and the lowest rate was in summer (3%, but it revealed no statistical difference in the incidence of preeclampsia with season.
    CONCLUSIONS: We found no correlation between preeclampsia or eclampsia and season. It may be due to relative similarities between seasons in North of Iran. For example, there are relative similarities between spring and summer, and between autumn and winter.
    KEY WORDS: Pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, seasonal.

  7. Genetic Aspects of Preeclampsia and the HELLP Syndrome

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    Kjell Haram; Jan Helge Mortensen; Bálint Nagy

    2014-01-01

    Both preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome have their origin in the placenta. The aim of this study is to review genetic factors involved in development of preeclampsia and the HELLP syndrome using literature search in PubMed. A familial cohort links chromosomes 2q, 5q, and 13q to preeclampsia. The chromosome 12q is coupled with the HELLP syndrome. The STOX1 gene, the ERAP1 and 2 genes, the syncytin envelope gene, and the −670 Fas receptor polymorphisms are involved in the development of preecl...

  8. A follow-up study of women with a history of severe preeclampsia: relationship between metabolic syndrome and preeclampsia

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    LU Jie; ZHAO Yang-yu; QIAO Jie; ZHANG Hong-jun; GE Lin; WEI Yuan

    2011-01-01

    Background Women with a history of preeclampsia have twice the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and there is a graded relationship between the severity of preeclampsia and the risk of cardiac disease. Moreover, metabolic scores are associated with developing preeclampsia. However, since there are no diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome during pregnancy and pregnant women undergo metabolic changes, it is difficult to elucidate the relationship between preeclampsia and metabolic syndrome. We carried out a cross-sectional study to investigate the relationship between metabolic syndrome and preeclampsia among women with a history of severe preeclampsia shortly after an indexed pregnancy.Methods We recruited 62 women with a history of severe preeclampsia 1 to 3 years after an indexed pregnancy. Blood pressure and body compositional indices were recorded. Fasting blood samples were tested for glucose, total cholesterol,high density lipoprotein-cholesterol, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol, triglycerides, and insulin. A questionnaire was used to collect demographic data including pre-pregnancy weight and family history of diseases associated with cardiovascular diseases. Criteria for metabolic syndrome were defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program,Adult Treatment Panel Ⅲ 2001 (NCEP Ⅲ) and International Diabetes Federation 2005 (IDF). Data were analyzed by the α2 test and multivariate Logistic regression.Results According to NCEP Ⅲ and IDF standards, 17 (27%) and 24 (39%) women, respectively, were identified as having metabolic syndrome. Being overweight pre-pregnancy and currently overweight were risk factors, and currently overweight was an independent risk factor. A combination of blood pressure and waist circumference was predictive of metabolic syndrome with a sensitivity of 91.67% and specificity of 94.74%.Conclusions An unfavorable metabolic constitution in women may lead to metabolic syndrome, preeclampsia, and long-term cardiovascular

  9. Diversidad de levaduras asociadas a chichas tradicionales de Colombia

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    William Andrés López-Arboleda

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Título en inglés: Yeast diversity associated to Colombian traditional “chichas” Resumen En Colombia el conocimiento de la comunidad levaduriforme ha sido limitado, ya que los estudios se han enfocado principalmente en especies de interés clínico. Las fermentaciones espontáneas a partir de diversos sustratos representan hábitats de gran importancia para el estudio de la dinámica de las poblaciones de levaduras nativas, por esta razón, en el presente estudio se aislaron e identificaron las levaduras asociadas a las chichas de maíz, piña y arracacha, que son bebidas fermentadas de manera artesanal en Colombia. Se realizó el aislamiento de las levaduras más representativas de la chicha durante sus tres fases de fermentación: inicial, tumultuosa y final. Inicialmente, se hizo una caracterización parcial de los aislados, que incluyó pruebas fisiológicas, y medición de su capacidad para producir filamentos y esporas. Sin embargo, debido a que estas técnicas no fueron suficientes para identificar los aislados hasta el nivel taxonómico de género o de especie, se complementó el estudio de cada aislado empleando técnicas moleculares basadas en el análisis de restricción del gen rRNA 5.8S y los espaciadores transcritos internos (ITS1 e ITS2. Cuando el empleo de esta técnica no permitió obtener resultados definitivos y para confirmar las asignaciones realizadas usando PCR-RFLPs, se secuenció el dominio D1/D2 del gen 26S rRNA de los aislados más representativos. Mediante estas técnicas se lograron identificar las especies más representativas de los tres tipos de chicha: Candida tropicalis, Pichia kluyveri, Pichia guilliermondii, Hanseniapora guilliermondii, Pichia fermentans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Candida maltosa, Rhodotorula glutinis, Torulaspora delbrueckii, Hanseniaspora uvarum, Kazachstania exigua, Kluyveromyces marxianus, Yarrowia lypolitica, Candida parapsilosis, Debaromyces hansenii, Cryptococcus arboriformis

  10. Molecular association of pathogenetic contributors to pre-eclampsia (pre-eclampsia associome)

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    Glotov, Andrey S; Tiys, Evgeny S.; Vashukova, Elena S; Pakin, Vladimir S; Demenkov, Pavel S; Saik, Olga V; Ivanisenko, Timofey V; Arzhanova, Olga N; Mozgovaya, Elena V; Zainulina, Marina S; Kolchanov, Nikolay A.; Baranov, Vladislav S.; Ivanisenko, Vladimir A.

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    Background Pre-eclampsia is the most common complication occurring during pregnancy. In the majority of cases, it is concurrent with other pathologies in a comorbid manner (frequent co-occurrences in patients), such as diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes and obesity. Providing bronchial asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, certain neurodegenerative diseases and cancers as examples, we have shown previously that pairs of inversely comorbid pathologies (rare co-occurrences in patients) are more ...

  11. Escritura en niños con dificultades en lectura: ¿habilidades asociadas o disociadas?

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    Cartagena Vélez, Paula Gisela

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es producto de una investigación cuyo objetivo principal fue identificar las relaciones entre los procesos de lectura y escritura. Para ello, se realizó un estudio en la ciudad de Medellín (Colombia, donde se examinó si los niños y las niñas (8 – 10 años que presentaban dificultades de lectura (CDL también mostraban dificultades en escritura a pesar de aportarles input visual y auditivo. Una psicóloga clínica, como criterio experto, evaluó el rendimiento de escritura en 11 participantes sin dificultades de lectura (SDL y 12 CDL. Se analizaron diferentes tipos de errores como los de sustitución, omisión, rotación, adición, inversión, fragmentación y cambios consonánticos. Así mismo se tuvo en cuenta la latencia de la respuesta. Los resultados mostraron que el grupo CDL presenta latencias de las respuestas más altas que el grupo SDL. Asimismo, el grupo CDL invierte más tiempo en la escritura de las palabras y cometen más errores. En este sentido, los resultados apoyan la asociación de ambos procesos.

  12. Variables asociadas a necrosis pancreática en pacientes con Pancreatitis Aguda Grave.

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    Durbán Serrano, Lucía; Vilaseca Momplet, Jaume; Benlloch Pérez, Salvador

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    Hem fet un estudi retrospectiu de 73 adults amb pancreatitis aguda greu recollint variables analítiques i radiològiques a l'ingrés i a les 48h i relacionant-les amb l'existència de necrosi pancreàtica a la TC. Les variables relacionades amb la necrosi van ser: edat, leucòcits, VSG, TP, INR, glucèmia, urea, creatinina, proteïnes, albúmina, LDH, calci, PCR i presència de vessament pleural a la Rx. D'aquestes, el vessament pleural a l'ingrés i la hipoalbuminemia, les xifres altes de LDH i PCR a ...

  13. Loss of Thrombomodulin in Placental Dysfunction in Preeclampsia

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    Turner, Rosanne J; Bloemenkamp, Kitty W M; Bruijn, Jan A; Baelde, Hans J

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific syndrome characterized by placental dysfunction and an angiogenic imbalance. Systemically, levels of thrombomodulin, an endothelium- and syncytiotrophoblast-bound protein that regulates coagulation, inflammation, apoptosis, and tissue remodeling, are i

  14. Aspirin vs Heparin for the Prevention of Preeclampsia.

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    Katsi, Vasiliki; Kanellopoulou, Theoni; Makris, Thomas; Nihoyannopoulos, Petros; Nomikou, Efrosyni; Tousoulis, Dimitrios

    2016-07-01

    Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that remains a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Preeclampsia can be resolved by delivery, and most of the proposed preventive treatment approaches are based on processes involved in placental development in early pregnancy. Yet, none of these has been established in clinical practice. Low-dose aspirin is the most promising candidate, nevertheless; while some individual randomized controlled trials showed minimal or no statistically significant benefit, recent metanalyses showed that early initiation before 16 weeks of gestation is associated with prevention of early-onset preeclampsia and reduction in prevalence of perinatal death or morbidity of pregnant women. Heparin could be an alternative antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory median to prevent preeclampsia either alone or in combination with aspirin; however, results are conflicting concerning efficacy. PMID:27251704

  15. Gene expression profiling of placentas affected by pre-eclampsia

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    Hoegh, Anne Mette; Borup, Rehannah; Nielsen, Finn Cilius;

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    Several studies point to the placenta as the primary cause of pre-eclampsia. Our objective was to identify placental genes that may contribute to the development of pre-eclampsia. RNA was purified from tissue biopsies from eleven pre-eclamptic placentas and eighteen normal controls. Messenger RNA...... expression from pooled samples was analysed by microarrays. Verification of the expression of selected genes was performed using real-time PCR. A surprisingly low number of genes (21 out of 15,000) were identified as differentially expressed. Among these were genes not previously associated with pre-eclampsia...... as bradykinin B1 receptor and a 14-3-3 protein, but also genes that have already been connected with pre-eclampsia, for example, inhibin beta A subunit and leptin. A low number of genes were repeatedly identified as differentially expressed, because they may represent the endpoint of a cascade of events...

  16. Metabolic syndrome as a risk factor for hypertension after preeclampsia

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    Spaan, J.J.; Sep, S.J.; Balen, V.L. van; Spaanderman, M.E.A.; Peeters, L.L.

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To identify metabolic and obstetric risk factors associated with hypertension after preeclampsia. METHODS: We analyzed demographic and clinical data from a postpartum screening (blood pressure, microalbuminuria and fasting plasma levels of glucose, insulin, and lipid profile) from 683 pri

  17. PRO AND ANTIANGIOGENIC PREDICTIVE MARKERS IN PRE-ECLAMPSIA

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    Eduard Crauciuc

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The pathogenic mechanism of pre-eclampsia is not completely revealed. The evaluation of angiogenic factors isuseful for the differential diagnosis of pre-eclampsia compared to other conditions of the kidney, such as chronichypertension or chronic renal insufficiency. It has been found that the levels of sFlt-1 and sFlt-1/PlGF ratio increase, whilethe levels of PlGF decrease significantly for the patients who develop pre-eclampsia, all these being compared with thelevels measured in normal pregnancies or in the case of the patients with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI. The levels ofsFlt-1 increase and the levels of PlGF decrease even more for the women who associate CRI or chronic hypertensionsimultaneously in pregnancy. All the elements described above underline the fact that the angiogenic factors (pro/anti arespecific for pre-eclampsia, even in the presence of CRI or chronic hypertension.

  18. What's new in obstetric anesthesia? Focus on preeclampsia.

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    Leffert, L R

    2015-08-01

    Recent advances in the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and understanding of preeclampsia-related morbidity provide opportunities to optimize clinical management of the mother and fetus. These discoveries are timely, as contemporary data suggest that the prevalence of preeclampsia, affecting 7.5% of pregnancies globally and 2-5% in the USA, has increased by up to 30% over the last decade. Managing pregnant patients with preeclampsia can be challenging for all members of the obstetric care team due to the disease's multi-organ system maternal and fetal effects. This review presents recent updates in the definition of preeclampsia, etiology, comorbidities and therapeutic interventions and discusses how they impact the care of these high-risk patients. PMID:25936785

  19. Cardiovascular and thrombogenic risk of decidual vasculopathy in preeclampsia.

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    Stevens, D.U.; Al-Nasiry, S.; Fajta, M.M.; Bulten, J.; Dijk, A.P.J. van; Vlugt, M.J. van der; Oyen, W.J.G.; Vugt, J.M.G. van; Spaanderman, M.E.A.

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    OBJECTIVE: Women with a history of preeclampsia (PE) have an increased prevalence of cardiometabolic, cardiovascular, and prothrombotic risk factors. Remotely, these women are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular and thrombotic disease. Decidual vasculopathy (DV) describes vascular lesions

  20. Assessment of maternal cerebral blood flow in patients with preeclampsia

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    Mandić Vesna

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Systemic vasoconstrktion in preeclamptic patients increases vascular resistance, and is manifested by increased arterial blood flow velocity. The aim of the study is to evaluate if there is a change of Doppler indices in maternal medial cerbral artery (MCA in severe preeclampsia due to: 1 severity of clinical symptoms, 2 the beginning of eclamptic attack and 3 the application of anticonvidsive therapy. Material and methods A prospective clinical study included 92 pregnant women, gestational age 28-36 weeks. They were divided into three groups: normotensive (n=30, mild preeclampsia (n=33, and severe preeclampsia (n=29. We investigated maternal cerebral circulation by assessing the MCA. We registrated: pulsatility index (Pi, resistance index (Ri, Systolic/diastolic ratio (S/D, and the maximum systolic, end diastolic and medium velocity. Patients with severe preeclampsia were divided into two subgroups: subgroup 1 included patients without symptoms of threatening eclampsia (n=18; 62.06%; while subgroup 2 included those with symptoms of preeclampsia (n=11; 37.94%. All patients with severe preeclampsia were treated with magnesium sulfate (MgSO4, and cerebral blood flow was measured before and after the treatment. Statistical analysis was done by oneway ANOVA, Student t-test and t-paired sample test. The difference was considered to be significant if p < 0.05. Results Significantly increased Pi, Ri and all velocities were established in the group of patients with severe preeclampsia compared with the other two groups. In the group with severe preeclamsia we registrated significantly increased values of all velocities (patients with signs of threatening eclampsia. After MgSO4 treatment in patients with severe preeclampsia significantly decreased values of Pi, Ri, S/D ratio and all velocities were registered. Discussion In the studied group of patients with severe preclampsia we found increased velocity values, Pi and Ri, especially in

  1. The Role of Adenomyosis in the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia

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    Hasdemir, P. S.; Farasat, M.; Aydin, C.; Ozyurt, B. C.; Guvenal, T.; Pekindil, G.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Adenomyosis can cause defective deep placentation. Preeclampsia is known to be associated with abnormal placentation. The aim of this study was to compare the presence of adenomyosis on magnetic resonance imaging in patients with and without history of preeclampsia in order to investigate the possible role of adenomyosis in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Materials and Methods: This prospective, randomized study consisted of patients with (n = 35) and without (n = 34) history of preeclampsia. Direct (submucosal microcysts, adenomyoma and cystic adenomyoma) and indirect (maximal thickness of junctional zone, ratio of maximal thickness of junctional zone to myometrial thickness, junctional zone differential, focal thickening of junctional zone, globally enlarged uterus and non-uniform junctional zone contours) signs of adenomyosis were assessed by pelvic magnetic resonance imaging. Results: The prevalence of adenomyosis was found to be more common in patients with preeclampsia und fetal growth restriction compared to patients without fetal growth restriction (94.4 vs. 64.7 %; p = 0.041), respectively. There was a strong association between maximal thickness of junctional zone (9 vs. 13 mm, p = 0.005), ratio of maximal thickness of junctional zone to myometrial thickness (0.42 vs. 0.66, p = 0.001) and junctional zone differential (3 vs. 5 mm, p = 0.02) and late-onset preeclampsia. Conclusions: Presence of adenomyoma is more common in patients with preeclampsia complicated with fetal growth restriction. Indirect signs of adenomyosis detected on pelvic magnetic resonance imaging might have a role in the pathogenesis of late-onset preeclampsia.

  2. Age at Menarche, Menstrual Characteristics, and Risk of Preeclampsia

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    Abetew, Dejene F.; Enquobahrie, Daniel A; Michal Dishi; Rudra, Carole B.; Miller, Raymond S.; Williams, Michelle A.

    2011-01-01

    We examined associations of age at menarche and menstrual characteristics with the risk of preeclampsia among participants (n = 3,365) of a pregnancy cohort study. Data were collected using in-person interviews and medical record abstraction. Logistic regression was used to estimate adjusted odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95% CI). There was a significant inverse association between age at menarche and risk of preeclampsia (P value for trend < 0.05). Association of long cycle len...

  3. VEGF Deficit is Involved in Endothelium Dysfunction in Preeclampsia

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    周琼; 刘海意; 乔福元; 吴媛媛; 徐京晶

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the association of expression of vascular endothelial growth factor(VEGF),a promoter of angiogenesis,with endothelium dysfunction in preeclampsia.The level of VEGF protein and mRNA in the placenta and peripheral blood samples of 30 preeclampsia patients and 30 normotensive pregnant women was measured by immunohistochemistry,real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction(RT-PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA),respectively.VEGF expression in the human umbilical vei...

  4. EVALUATION OF THYROID FUNCTION IN PRE-ECLAMPSIA

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    Sunanda

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy complicate about 5-10% of all pregnancies. According to world health organisation (WHO nearly one tenth of all maternal deaths are associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Asia. The majority of deaths due to preeclampsia and eclampsia are avoidable through the provision of timely and effective care to the women presenting with these complications. Optimizing health care to prevent and treat women with hypertensive disorders is a necessary step towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The present study is aimed to evaluate thyroid function in pre-eclampsia and to compare maternal and foetal outcome in cases of pre-eclampsia with and without hypothyroidism. METHODS The study was conducted at Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad from September 2010 to September 2012. A observational study was conducted. Hundred pregnant women meeting the criteria of preeclampsia and eclampsia presenting to antenatal ward, delivery room and high risk unit in the third trimester were selected and compared to hundred normotensive pregnant women in the third trimester. RESULTS In the present study, thyroid stimulating hormone levels were raised in 38 % of pre-eclampsia cases compared to 14% of normotensive cases (P value 3 mIU/L had more complications compared to pre-eclamptic patients with TSH < 3 mIU/L. CONCLUSION Pre-eclampsia is associated with hypothyroidism. Pre-eclamptic patients with raised thyroid stimulating hormone levels had poor maternal and foetal outcome compared to those with normal levels. Thyroid Function tests must be done in all pre-eclampsia cases. Therefore, identification of thyroid abnormalities and appropriate measures might affect the occurrence and severity of the morbidity and mortality associated with pre-eclampsia.

  5. Metabolomic Biomarkers in Serum and Urine in Women with Preeclampsia

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    Marie Austdal; Ragnhild Bergene Skråstad; Astrid Solberg Gundersen; Rigmor Austgulen; Ann-Charlotte Iversen; Tone Frost Bathen

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    Objective To explore the potential of magnetic resonance (MR) metabolomics for study of preeclampsia, for improved phenotyping and elucidating potential clues to etiology and pathogenesis. Methods Urine and serum samples from pregnant women with preeclampsia (n = 10), normal pregnancies (n = 10) and non-pregnant women (n = 10) matched by age and gestational age were analyzed with MR spectroscopy and subjected to multivariate analysis. Metabolites were then quantified and compared ...

  6. Contemporary Clinical Management of the Cerebral Complications of Preeclampsia

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    Kane, Stefan C.; Alicia Dennis; Fabricio da Silva Costa; Louise Kornman; Shaun Brennecke

    2013-01-01

    The neurological complications of preeclampsia and eclampsia are responsible for a major proportion of the morbidity and mortality arising from these conditions, for women and their infants alike. This paper outlines the evidence base for contemporary management principles pertaining to the neurological sequelae of preeclampsia, primarily from the maternal perspective, but with consideration of fetal and neonatal aspects as well. It concludes with a discussion regarding future directions in t...

  7. Aspirin for Prevention of Preeclampsia in Lupus Pregnancy

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    Schramm, Amelie M.; Clowse, Megan E. B.

    2014-01-01

    Preeclampsia, the onset of hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy, is a common medical disorder with high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. The underlying pathology remains poorly understood and includes inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and an unbalanced thromboxane A2/prostacyclin ratio. For women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly those with preexisting renal disease or with active lupus, the risk of developing preeclampsia is up to 14% higher than ...

  8. Alteraciones óseas asociadas con Diabetes mellitus: mecanismos patogénicos y estrategias de tratamiento con alendronato

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    Chuguransky, Sara Rocío

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    Objetivos generales: Investigar las alteraciones óseas que se desarrollan en un modelo murino de diabetes leve. Investigar el efecto de los AGEs sobre células progenitoras de médula ósea (CPMO) en cultivo, así como el rol del alendronato sobre dichos efectos. Objetivos específicos: 1. Analizar el efecto de AGEs y alendronato sobre la diferenciación de CPMO al fenotipo osteoblástico, adipogénico y condrogénico en cultivo. 2. Investigar la capacidad de diferenciación osteogénica, ad...

  9. Prediction, medical illness and the risk of pre-eclampsia.

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    Tranquilli, Andrea Luigi

    2014-07-01

    Preeclampsia, the leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, has been recently considered not only a pregnancy disease but also a risk factor for developing diseases later in life. Preeclampsia is becoming a disease of interest to internists and not just obstetricians. Women who have had preeclampsia seem to be at higher risk of premature death, mortality from ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular diseases including ischemic heart disease and hypertension, fatal and non-fatal stroke, venous thromboembolism.renal failure, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and cognitive defects, although they appear surprisingly protected from cancer. Furthermore, having had preeclampsia isa problem not only for the mother's future health, but it also affects the offspring's adult health. Children born from preeclamptic pregnancies are more prone to hypertension, insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus, neurological problems, stroke, and mental disorders along their life.Whether preeclampsia is a risk factor for disease later in life or it creates long-term organ damage is an intriguing question. Understanding the etiological background may provide guidance for the prevention and follow-up of women who experience preeclampsia. PMID:26104646

  10. Complications in premature labor between severe preeclampsia and normal pregnancies.

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    Fardiazar, Zahra; Ramin, Mitra; Madarek, Elahe Olad Saheb; Atashkhouei, Simin; Torab, Reza; Goldust, Mohamad

    2013-05-01

    Severe Preeclampsia may lead to liver and renal failure, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy (DIC) and Central Nervous System (CNS) abnormalities. This study aimed at comparing of infant complication in premature labor between severe preeclampsia and normal pregnancies. In this analytical-descriptive study, one hundred pregnant with severe preeclampsia and premature delivery due to severity of preeclampsia were compared with one hundred cases of premature delivery without preeclampsia to study neonatal fate. The understudy subjects were divided into five age groups of 27-28, 29-30, 31-32, 33-34, 35-36 weeks considering type of delivery, neonate features and neonatal complications related to premature delivery. Mean age of mothers of normal delivery group was 27.28 +/- 5.42 mean age of mothers of the second group was 30.56 +/- 5.86. There was statistically meaningful difference between two groups of delivery regarding patients' systolic blood pressure (p preeclampsia due to stressful conditions created for the fetus. PMID:24498811

  11. Galectin signature in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia.

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    Blois, Sandra M; Barrientos, Gabriela

    2014-03-01

    Members of the galectin family are expressed within the female reproductive tract and have been shown to be involved in multiple biological functions that support the progression of pregnancy. Specific expression patterns of different members of this family have been identified at the maternal decidua and on the placental side. In some cases, mechanisms by which galectins exert their functions have been delineated in adverse pregnancy outcomes. This review summarizes studies on galectins that have been documented to be important for pregnancy maintenance, either supporting the maternal adaptation to pregnancy or the placentation process. In addition, we focus our discussion on the role of galectins in preeclampsia, a specific life-threatening pregnancy disorder.

  12. Programa hospitalario-domiciliario de entrenamiento al esfuerzo en pacientes con EPOC

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    García García, Almudena

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    La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC), es una entidad caracterizada esencialmente por una limitación crónica al flujo aéreo, no reversible, asociada a una respuesta inflamatoria anormal de los pulmones a partículas nocivas y gases. Los pacientes con EPOC tienen una importante pérdida de calidad de vida relacionada con la salud (CVRS), consecuencia de la limitación respiratoria y de las comorbilidades sistémicas asociadas, que derivan en el desarrollo de miedo y ansiedad ante el es...

  13. Estudio de variables asociadas a la psicoterapia grupal en los procesos de duelo patológico.

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    Juan Díaz Curiel

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    Se estudian variables asociadas al proceso terapéutico grupal (10 sesiones de 75 minutos) de 24 sujetos adultos (23 mujeres y 1 varón) distribuídos en cuatro grupos de terapia durante los años 2007-2010 con diagnóstico de duelo complicado (DC). El DC se evalúa a través de la Escala de Prigerson (punto de corte más de 24) (Prigerson, 1995, Traducción Española Olmeda y García, 2006). Los pacientes pertenecen al Equipo de Salud (ESM) de Vallecas Villa y acuden remitidos por el médico de Atención...

  14. What Are the Risks of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia to the Fetus?

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    ... Resources and Publications What are the risks of preeclampsia & eclampsia to the fetus? Skip sharing on social media links Share this: Page Content Preeclampsia affects the flow of blood to the placenta. ...

  15. What Are the Risks of Preeclampsia and Eclampsia to the Mother?

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    ... Resources and Publications What are the risks of preeclampsia & eclampsia to the mother? Skip sharing on social ... links Share this: Page Content Risks During Pregnancy Preeclampsia during pregnancy is mild in 75% of cases. ...

  16. A prospective study of trans fat intake and risk of preeclampsia in Denmark

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    Chavarro, J. E.; Halldorsson, T. I.; Leth, Torben;

    2011-01-01

    Association of intake of trans fatty acids in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy with risk of preeclampsia was studied by following 67 186 pregnancies of women participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort between 1998 and 2003. Diet was assessed with a food frequency questionnaire at gestation wk...... 25; preeclampsia diagnosis was obtained by linkage with the Danish National Patient Registry. 1804 cases of preeclampsia and 402 cases of severe preeclampsia were identified in the cohort. Intake of trans fats decreased during the study period as a consequence of reduction in industrial trans fat...... intake. Intake of trans fats in the 2nd trimester was unrelated to risk of preeclampsia or severe preeclampsia. Relative risk (95% confidence interval; P, trend) of preeclampsia and severe preeclampsia comparing top to bottom quintiles of trans fat intake were 0.95 (0.81; 1.11, 0.33) and 1.07 (0.78; 1...

  17. Vasculitis asociadas a anticuerpos anti-citoplasma de neutrófilos: Clínica y tratamiento

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    María Virginia Paolini

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Las vasculitis asociadas a anticuerpos anti-citoplasma de neutrófilos (ANCA comprenden a un grupo de enfermedades caracterizadas por la inflamación de la pared de pequeños vasos. Analizamos las características epidemiológicas y clínicas en una serie de 47 pacientes: 23 (49% granulomatosis de Wegener (GW, 15 (32% poliangeítis microscópica (PAM y nueve (19% vasculitis limitada al riñón (VLR. La edad media al inicio de los síntomas fue de 50.7 ± 14.9 años. La manifestación clínica más frecuente fue el compromiso renal en 41 (87% pacientes, seguido por el pulmonar en 26 (55% y el otorrinolaringológico en 17 (36%. En 26 (55% se asoció compromiso renal y pulmonar. La forma clínica más frecuente fue la generalizada en 23 (49%, seguida por la grave en 18 (38%. El 89% presentaron determinaciones de ANCA positivas. Cuatro (8% no recibieron tratamiento inmunosupresor de inicio. De los 43 que recibieron tratamiento de inicio, 29 (67% tuvieron remisión completa, con un tiempo de remisión promedio de 35.3 meses. Once (26% presentaron recaídas, diez (91% recaídas mayores y uno (9% menor. Doce (28% fallecieron, siete en forma temprana y cinco durante la evolución de la enfermedad. Quince (31% evolucionaron a insuficiencia renal crónica. Los 26 pacientes en seguimiento tuvieron respuesta al tratamiento y 20 (77% de ellos estaban en remisión al finalizar el estudio. Las vasculitis asociadas a ANCA continúan siendo enfermedades de alta morbilidad y mortalidad, a pesar de las mejorías logradas con los tratamientos inmunosupresores.

  18. Evaluación del Riesgo de Acidovorax avenae Subsp. citrulli Asociada a Semilla de Sandía de Importación a México

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    Norma Alejandra Elizalde Jiménez; Javier Hernández Morales; Santos Gerardo Leyva Mir; Cristian Nava Díaz; Ronald A. Sequeira; Glenn Fowler; Roger Magarey

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    Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli, causante de la mancha bacteriana del fruto de la sandía, se considera un patógeno con alto potencial de destrucción capaz de causar pérdidas del 100% en vivero o plantación, cuando se desarrolla bajo condiciones ambientales favorables para su multiplicación y diseminación. Por lo anterior, el objetivo de esta investigación fue analizar el riesgo de introducción y establecimiento de A. avenae subsp. citrulli (plaga cuarentenaria para México), asociada a semil...

  19. FUENTES DE FOSFATO ASOCIADAS A LA CACHAZA Y EL BIOFERTILIZANTE SOBRE LOS MICROORGANISMOS SOLUBILIZADORES DE FÓSFORO Y SU CONTENIDO EN EL SUELO

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    Cid N. Silva Campos; Renato de Mello Prado; Leónides Castellanos González; Maikel Abreu Jiménez; Leandro Rosatto Moda

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    Los suelos de regiones tropicales presentan una elevada adsorción del fósforo, el cual se encuentra poco disponible para las plantas y limita la producción de los cultivos. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar el efecto de las fuentes de fosfato acidulado y fosfato natural asociadas a la cachaza, no enriquecida y enriquecida con biofertilizante, sobre la población de microorganismos solubilizadores de fosfatos y los tenores de P en el suelo. El expe...

  20. Recurrence of Preeclampsia in Northern Tanzania: A Registry-Based Cohort Study

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    Mahande, Michael Johnson; Daltveit, Anne Kjersti; Mmbaga, Blandina T; Masenga, Gileard; Obure, Joseph; Manongi, Rachel; Lie, Rolv Terje

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    Objective: Preeclampsia occurs in about 4 per cent of pregnancies worldwide, and may have particularly serious consequences for women in Africa. Studies in western countries have shown that women with preeclampsia in one pregnancy have a substantially increased risk of preeclampsia in subsequent pregnancies. We estimate the recurrence risks of preeclampsia in data from Northern Tanzania.Methods: A prospective cohort study was designed using 19,811 women who delivered singleton infant...

  1. Factors associated with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia in Jahun, Nigeria

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Gilles Guerrier,1 Bukola Oluyide,2 Maria Keramarou,1 Rebecca Grais11Epicentre, Paris, France; 2Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, FranceObjective: To explore traditional herbal medicines as potential risk factors of severe preeclampsia and eclampsia in Nigeria.Methods: We conducted a retrospective case-control study from October 2010 to May 2011. The cases were all pregnant women admitted to the Jahun Hospital during the study period with severe preeclampsia or eclampsia and women presenting with normal pregnancy after 22 weeks.Results: During the study period, a total of 1,257 women (44% were recorded as having normal pregnancy, and 419 (16% women had severe preeclampsia/eclampsia (175 with severe preeclampsia and 244 with eclampsia. The risk factors found to be associated with a greater risk of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia included personal history of preeclampsia (odds ratio [OR] = 21.5; P < 0.001, personal history of preexisting hypertension (OR = 10.5; P < 0.001, primiparity (OR = 2.5; P = 0.001, occupation as housewife (OR = 1.9; P = 0.008, and fewer than four antenatal care visits (OR = 1.6; P = 0.02. Use of traditional treatments during pregnancy was associated with a higher risk of developing severe preeclampsia/eclampsia (OR = 1.6 95%; confidence interval [CI]: 1.2-2.1 by univariate analysis only.Conclusion: Use of traditional treatment, which increases delays before consulting the official health sector, might be a marker for harmful behavior. Community-based studies could provide additional information on the practice of herbal therapy in this population.Keywords: hypertensive disorders, pregnancy, traditional treatments, herbal use

  2. Fauna silvestre asociada a ganado vacuno doble propósito en sistema de silvopastoreo, Pinto, Magdalena, Colombia

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    Jaime De La Ossa V.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar la biodiversidad faunística asociada a ganadería vacuna de doble propósito en dos potreros estructurados con Botriochloa pertusa (colosoana como herbácea dominante, uno de ellos plantado con Crescentia cujete (Bignoniaceae como fuente de alimento adicional y otro con escaso y disperso arbolado. Materiales y métodos. El área de estudio está ubicada en el municipio de Pinto, Magdalena. Cada potrero evaluado fue de 10 ha, se mantuvo en cada uno un lote de quince vacas (½ Cebú, ¼ Pardo y ¼ Costeño con Cuernos, la separación entre las áreas muestreadas fue de 500m. Los registros de fauna se condujeron mediante punto fijo de conteo, en diez sitios de avistamiento, durante 20 días continuos, con cubrimiento visual amplio. Al ganado vacuno adulto presente en las dos áreas de trabajo se le realizó un pesaje individual al inicio del trabajo y al final del mismo, con el fin de determinar posibles diferencias entre ellos. Resultados. Estadísticamente el número de individuos y el número de especies presentaron diferencias significativas, siendo mayor la diversidad biológica para el potrero que poseía la plantación de C. cujete, mientras que el peso corporal de las vacas sometidas a pastoreo en las dos áreas no presentó diferencias significativas. Conclusiones. Se demuestra la importancia de este modelo pecuario como promotor de la conservación faunística local al convertirse enrefugio de variadas especies silvestres, al tiempo que mantiene la productividad existente sin alterar el ambiente sustancialmente.

  3. Classical complement pathway activation in the kidneys of women with preeclampsia

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    Penning, Marlies; Chua, Jamie S.; Van Kooten, Cees; Zandbergen, Malu; Buurma, Aletta; Schutte, Joke; Bruijn, Jan Anthonie; Khankin, Eliyahu V.; Bloemenkamp, Kitty; Karumanchi, S. Ananth; Baelde, Hans

    2015-01-01

    A growing body of evidence suggests that complement dysregulation plays a role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. The kidney is one of the major organs affected in preeclampsia. Because the kidney is highly susceptible to complement activation, we hypothesized that preeclampsia is associated with

  4. Fetal and maternal contributions to risk of pre-eclampsia: population based study

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    Lie, Rolv Terje; Rasmussen, Svein; Brunborg, Helge; Håkon K Gjessing; Lie-Nielsen, Erik; Irgens, Lorentz M

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    Objective: To use familial patterns of recurrence of pre-eclampsia to investigate whether paternal genes expressed in the fetus contribute to the mother’s risk of pre-eclampsia and whether mother’s susceptibility to pre-eclampsia is related to maternal inheritance by mitochondrial DNA.

  5. Chronic hypertension superimposed on preeclampsia at 13 gestational weeks: a case report with review

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    ZHU Yu-chun; SUN Yu; YANG Hui-xia

    2012-01-01

    Preeclampsia is represented by hypertension and proteinuria in pregnancy.It usually occurs after 20 gestational weeks.There are few reports on preeclampsia before 20 gestational weeks.In this case,we report a patient with chronic hypertension superimposed with preeclampsia at 13 gestational weeks.

  6. Serum uric acid may not be involved in the development of preeclampsia.

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    Chen, Q; Lau, S; Tong, M; Wei, J; Shen, F; Zhao, J; Zhao, M

    2016-02-01

    Higher serum levels of uric acid are associated with preeclampsia and may signal an early change in preeclampsia. However there is less evidence suggesting there is a meaningful association between uric acid and the development of preeclampsia. A total of 877 women with preeclampsia at presentation and 580 normotensive pregnancies were retrospectively recruited from January 2009 to May 2014. In addition, 5556 pregnant women were also prospectively recruited from September 2012 to December 2013. Retrospective serum levels of uric acid were obtained from women with preeclampsia at the time of presentation (n=877), and serum levels of uric acid in the first, second and third trimester were prospectively collected in women who later developed preeclampsia (n=78), as well as those who did not (n=5478). The serum levels of uric acid were significantly increased in women with preeclampsia at presentation from retrospective samples and this increase correlated with the time of onset and the severity of preeclampsia. However, in prospective samples, serum levels of uric acid were not increased in the first and second trimesters in women who later developed preeclampsia compared with those who did not. The serum level of uric acid in the first and second trimesters in women who developed preeclampsia was not different. Our results demonstrate that the serum levels of uric acid were only increased after the presentation of clinical symptoms of preeclampsia. Therefore, it is likely that uric acid is not involved in the development of preeclampsia and cannot be an early prediction biomarker of this disease.

  7. Association of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy with preeclampsia and eclampsia

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    Poonam Goel

    2016-09-01

    Conclusions: Although mean serum 25(OHD levels were significantly less in preeclampsia/eclampsia group, prevelance of vitamin D deficiency was not significantly different in pregnant women with preeclampsia/eclampsia as compared to women who did not have preeclampsia/eclampsia. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(9.000: 3046-3050

  8. BALANCE DE NITRÓGENO EN MAÍZ FORRAJERO CON DIFERENTE FERTILIZACIÓN Y FASE DE ROTACIÓN CON PRADERAS

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    Ricardo Améndola-Massiotti; Irack Cach-Gómez; Edna Álvarez-Sánchez; Irineo López-Cruz; Juan Burgueño-Ferreira; Pedro Martínez-Hernández; David Cristóbal-Acevedo

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    El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el balance de nitrógeno (N) en el suelo durante un ciclo de cultivo de maíz forrajero (Zea mays L.), en diferentes fases de una rotación con praderas (UP) y con diferentes dosis de fertilización con N (FN). Se evaluaron nueve tratamientos producto de la combinación de dos factores con tres niveles cada uno: 1) FN: 0 (N0), 100 (N100) y 200 (N200) kg N ha1; y 2) UP: tres y medio años de alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) asociada con ovillo (Dactylis glomerata L.) ...

  9. 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase 2 in Preeclampsia

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    Katarzyna Kosicka

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    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a serious medical problem affecting the mother and her child and influences their health not only during the pregnancy, but also many years after. Although preeclampsia is a subject of many research projects, the etiology of the condition remains unclear. One of the hypotheses related to the etiology of preeclampsia is the deficiency in placental 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 (11β-HSD2, the enzyme which in normal pregnancy protects the fetus from the excess of maternal cortisol. The reduced activity of the enzyme was observed in placentas from pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia. That suggests the overexposure of the developing child to maternal cortisol, which in high levels exerts proapoptotic effects and reduces fetal growth. The fetal growth restriction due to the diminished placental 11β-HSD2 function may be supported by the fact that preeclampsia is often accompanied with fetal hypotrophy. The causes of the reduced function of 11β-HSD2 in placental tissue are still discussed. This paper summarizes the phenomena that may affect the activity of the enzyme at various steps on the way from the gene to the protein.

  10. The Role of Neutrophil Activation in Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia

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    To investigate the effect of neutrophil activation on pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia, neutrophil activation was examined by using flow cytometry to assess the CD11b expression and the levels of plasma endothelin-1 (ET-1) and serum NO-2 were also measured by using non-equilibrium radioimmunoassay and by Griess assay in 29 pregnant women with pre-eclampsia and 31 normal pregnant women at third trimester. The expression of neutrophil CD11b was significantly elevated in women with pre-eclampsia as compared with that of normal pregnant women at third trimester. The mean fluorescence index of CD11b was 438.38±179.91 and 326.97±170.14 respectively (P<0.05). The plasma ET-1 level and serum NO 2 concentration in pre-eclampsic women (63.69±48.33 pg/ml and 20.03±4.77 μmol/L, respectively) were both significantly increased as compared with those in the normal pregnancy women (29.98±20.25 pg/ml and 15.47±5.47 μmol/L, respectively, P<0.01). The neutrophil CD11b expression was significantly elevated in pre-eclampsia. The increased neutrophil activation may cause the damage of vascular endothelium and result in NO release compensatory increase in endothelial cells, suggesting that the neutrophil activation may play a key role in pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia.

  11. Demandas y riesgos psicosociales en trabajadores con discapacidad intelectual

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    Jenaro, Cristina; Flores, Noelia; Caballo, Cristina; Arias, Benito; Elena y Peña, Joaquín de

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    [ES]El objetivo de esta investigación ha sido identificar las principales fuentes de estrés y satisfacción asociadas a trabajadores con discapacidad intelectual pertenecientes a Centros Especiales de Empleo. Concretamente se presentan los resultados obtenidos tras la evaluación de 205 trabajadores con discapacidad intelectual a quienes se evaluaron las demandas laborales, los recursos disponibles, el burnout, la satisfacción labotal y la calidad de vida con instrumentos adaptados a esta pobla...

  12. Caracterización molecular de la microbiota asociada al queso cotija

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    Barrera Chavez, Hugo

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    El presente trabajo contempla la caracterización fenotípica y molecular de la microbiota asociada al proceso de elaboracion del queso cotija. Para esto, se obtuvieron 27 aislamientos pertenecientes a bacterias (16) y a levaduras (11).

  13. Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia: The Genetic Component

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    Francisco J. Valenzuela

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    Full Text Available Preeclampsia (PE is one of the main causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality in the world, causing nearly 40% of births delivered before 35 weeks of gestation. PE begins with inadequate trophoblast invasion early in pregnancy, which produces an increase in oxidative stress contributing to the development of systemic endothelial dysfunction in the later phases of the disease, leading to the characteristic clinical manifestation of PE. Numerous methods have been used to predict the onset of PE with different degrees of efficiency. These methods have used fetal/placental and maternal markers in different stages of pregnancy. From an epidemiological point of view, many studies have shown that PE is a disease with a strong familiar predisposition, which also varies according to geographical, socioeconomic, and racial features, and this information can be used in the prediction process. Large amounts of research have shown a genetic association with a multifactorial polygenic inheritance in the development of this disease. Many biological candidate genes and polymorphisms have been examined in their relation with PE. We will discuss the most important of them, grouped by the different pathogenic mechanisms involved in PE.

  14. Peptidomic Identification of Serum Peptides Diagnosing Preeclampsia.

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    Qiaojun Wen

    Full Text Available We sought to identify serological markers capable of diagnosing preeclampsia (PE. We performed serum peptide analysis (liquid chromatography mass spectrometry of 62 unique samples from 31 PE patients and 31 healthy pregnant controls, with two-thirds used as a training set and the other third as a testing set. Differential serum peptide profiling identified 52 significant serum peptides, and a 19-peptide panel collectively discriminating PE in training sets (n = 21 PE, n = 21 control; specificity = 85.7% and sensitivity = 100% and testing sets (n = 10 PE, n = 10 control; specificity = 80% and sensitivity = 100%. The panel peptides were derived from 6 different protein precursors: 13 from fibrinogen alpha (FGA, 1 from alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT, 1 from apolipoprotein L1 (APO-L1, 1 from inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain H4 (ITIH4, 2 from kininogen-1 (KNG1, and 1 from thymosin beta-4 (TMSB4. We concluded that serum peptides can accurately discriminate active PE. Measurement of a 19-peptide panel could be performed quickly and in a quantitative mass spectrometric platform available in clinical laboratories. This serum peptide panel quantification could provide clinical utility in predicting PE or differential diagnosis of PE from confounding chronic hypertension.

  15. Infección adquirida en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos. Análisis descriptivo y con minería de datos

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    Ballesteros Herráez, Juan Carlos

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    [ES]Las infecciones asociadas a los cuidados sanitarios constituyen uno de los efectos adversos más frecuentemente ligados con la hospitalización. En el ámbito de las unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI), su incidencia es mayor que en otras áreas del hospital. Mediante los programas de vigilancia de la infección nosocomial (en nuestro caso el ENVIN), podemos conocer las tasas de infección adquirida en UCI, especialmente las asociadas a dispositivos invasivos como son: las neumonías asociadas...

  16. Prediction of the preeclampsia: a view of biochemical markers

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    Mehmet Sühha Bostancı

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a diverse, multiorgan group of related disease processes that occurs in up to 5%-8% of pregnancies after 20 weeks’ gestation and it is one of the leading causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Many molecular mechanisms are contributed to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Although it is unknown whether the mechanisms act independently or have synergistic effects. This review describes review of primary papers investigating blood based biomarker such as PAP-A, Inhibin A, sFlt1, and PP13 in general and first trimester biochemical markers and combinations of them specifically for preeclampsia.http://dx.doi.org/10.7175/rhc.v4i4.699

  17. Robust Early Pregnancy Prediction of Later Preeclampsia Using Metabolomic Biomarkers.

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    Kenny, Louise C

    2010-09-13

    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific syndrome that causes substantial maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The etiology is incompletely understood, and there is no clinically useful screening test. Current metabolomic technologies have allowed the establishment of metabolic signatures of preeclampsia in early pregnancy. Here, a 2-phase discovery\\/validation metabolic profiling study was performed. In the discovery phase, a nested case-control study was designed, using samples obtained at 15±1 weeks\\' gestation from 60 women who subsequently developed preeclampsia and 60 controls taking part in the prospective Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints cohort study. Controls were proportionally population matched for age, ethnicity, and body mass index at booking. Plasma samples were analyzed using ultra performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. A multivariate predictive model combining 14 metabolites gave an odds ratio for developing preeclampsia of 36 (95% CI: 12 to 108), with an area under the receiver operator characteristic curve of 0.94. These findings were then validated using an independent case-control study on plasma obtained at 15±1 weeks from 39 women who subsequently developed preeclampsia and 40 similarly matched controls from a participating center in a different country. The same 14 metabolites produced an odds ratio of 23 (95% CI: 7 to 73) with an area under receiver operator characteristic curve of 0.92. The finding of a consistent discriminatory metabolite signature in early pregnancy plasma preceding the onset of preeclampsia offers insight into disease pathogenesis and offers the tantalizing promise of a robust presymptomatic screening test.

  18. Robust early pregnancy prediction of later preeclampsia using metabolomic biomarkers.

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    Kenny, Louise C

    2012-01-31

    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific syndrome that causes substantial maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The etiology is incompletely understood, and there is no clinically useful screening test. Current metabolomic technologies have allowed the establishment of metabolic signatures of preeclampsia in early pregnancy. Here, a 2-phase discovery\\/validation metabolic profiling study was performed. In the discovery phase, a nested case-control study was designed, using samples obtained at 15+\\/-1 weeks\\' gestation from 60 women who subsequently developed preeclampsia and 60 controls taking part in the prospective Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints cohort study. Controls were proportionally population matched for age, ethnicity, and body mass index at booking. Plasma samples were analyzed using ultra performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. A multivariate predictive model combining 14 metabolites gave an odds ratio for developing preeclampsia of 36 (95% CI: 12 to 108), with an area under the receiver operator characteristic curve of 0.94. These findings were then validated using an independent case-control study on plasma obtained at 15+\\/-1 weeks from 39 women who subsequently developed preeclampsia and 40 similarly matched controls from a participating center in a different country. The same 14 metabolites produced an odds ratio of 23 (95% CI: 7 to 73) with an area under receiver operator characteristic curve of 0.92. The finding of a consistent discriminatory metabolite signature in early pregnancy plasma preceding the onset of preeclampsia offers insight into disease pathogenesis and offers the tantalizing promise of a robust presymptomatic screening test.

  19. A new mouse model to explore therapies for preeclampsia.

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    Abdulwahab Ahmed

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy-specific multisystemic disorder is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. This syndrome has been known to medical science since ancient times. However, despite considerable research, the cause/s of preeclampsia remain unclear, and there is no effective treatment. Development of an animal model that recapitulates this complex pregnancy-related disorder may help to expand our understanding and may hold great potential for the design and implementation of effective treatment. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here we show that the CBA/J x DBA/2 mouse model of recurrent miscarriage is also a model of immunologically-mediated preeclampsia (PE. DBA/J mated CBA/J females spontaneously develop many features of human PE (primigravidity, albuminuria, endotheliosis, increased sensitivity to angiotensin II and increased plasma leptin levels that correlates with bad pregnancy outcomes. We previously reported that antagonism of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF signaling by soluble VEGF receptor 1 (sFlt-1 is involved in placental and fetal injury in CBA/J x DBA/2 mice. Using this animal model that recapitulates many of the features of preeclampsia in women, we found that pravastatin restores angiogenic balance, ameliorates glomerular injury, diminishes hypersensitivity to angiotensin II and protects pregnancies. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: We described a new mouse model of PE, were the relevant key features of human preeclampsia develop spontaneously. The CBA/J x DBA/2 model, that recapitulates this complex disorder, helped us identify pravastatin as a candidate therapy to prevent preeclampsia and its related complications. We recognize that these studies were conducted in mice and that clinical trials are needed to confirm its application to humans.

  20. Complement factor B activation in patients with preeclampsia.

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    Velickovic, Ivan; Dalloul, Mudar; Wong, Karen A; Bakare, Olufunke; Schweis, Franz; Garala, Maya; Alam, Amit; Medranda, Giorgio; Lekovic, Jovana; Shuaib, Waqas; Tedjasukmana, Andreas; Little, Perry; Hanono, Daniel; Wijetilaka, Ruvini; Weedon, Jeremy; Lin, Jun; Toledano, Roulhac d'Arby; Zhang, Ming

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    Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Bb, the active fragment of complement factor B (fB), has been reported to be a predictor of preeclampsia. However, conflicting results have been found by some investigators. We hypothesized that the disagreement in findings may be due to the racial/ethnic differences among various study groups, and that fB activation is significant in women of an ethnic minority with preeclampsia. We investigated the maternal and fetal levels of Bb (the activated fB fragment) in pregnant women of an ethnic minority with or without preeclampsia. We enrolled 291 pregnant women (96% of an ethnic minority, including 78% African-American). Thirteen percent of these were diagnosed with preeclampsia. Maternal venous blood was collected from all participants together with fetal umbilical cord blood samples from 154 deliveries in the 291 women. The results were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U test and multivariate analyses. Maternal Bb levels were significantly higher in the preeclamptic group than in the nonpreeclamptic group. Levels of Bb in fetal cord blood were similar in both groups. Subgroup analyses of African-American patients' results confirmed the study hypothesis that there would be a significant increase in Bb in the maternal blood of the preeclamptic group and no increase in Bb in the fetal cord blood of this group. These results suggest that a maternal immune response through complement fB might play a role in the development of preeclampsia, particularly in African-American patients.

  1. Outcome and risk factors of early onset severe preeclampsia

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    GONG Yun-hui; JIA Jin; L(U) Dong-hao; DAI Li; BAI Yi; ZHOU Rong

    2012-01-01

    Background Early onset severe preeclampsia is a specific type of severe preeclampsia,which causes high morbidity and mortality of both mothers and fetus.This study aimed to investigate the clinical definition,features,treatment,outcome and risk factors of early onset severe preaclampsia in Chinese women.üMethods Four hundred and thirteen women with severe preeclampsia from June 2006 to June 2009 were divided into three groups according to the gestational age at the onset of preeclampsia as follows:group A (less than 32 weeks,73 cases),group B (between 32 and 34 weeks,71 cases),and group C (greater than 34 weeks,269 cases).The demographic characteristics of the subjects,complications,delivery modes and outcome of pregnancy were analyzed retrospectively.üResults The systolic blood pressure at admission and the incidence of severe complications were significantly lower in group C than those in groups A and B,prolonged gestational weeks and days of hospitalization were significantly shorter in group C than those in groups A and B.Liver and kidney dysfunction,pleural and peritoneal effusion,placental abruption and postpartum hemorrhage were more likely to occur in group A compared with the other two groups.Twenty-four-hour urine protein levels at admission,intrauterine fetal death and days of hospitalization were risk factors that affected complications of severe preeclampsia.Gestational week at admission and delivery week were also risk factors that affected perinatal outcome.Conclusions Early onset severe preeclampsia should be defined as occurring before 34 weeks,and it is featured by more maternal complications and a worse perinatal prognosis compared with that defined as occurring after 34 weeks.Independent risk factors should be used to tailor the optimized individual treatment plan,to balance both maternal and neonatal safety.

  2. Heart Rate Variability and Autonomic Modulations in Preeclampsia.

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    Full Text Available Although the exact pathophysiology of preeclampsia is not well understood, autonomic nervous system imbalance is suggested as one of the main factors.To investigate heart rate variability (HRV and autonomic modulations in Sudanese pregnant women with preeclampsia.A case-control study (60 women in each arm was conducted at Omdurman Maternity Hospital-Sudan, during the period from June to August, 2014. Cases were women presented with preeclampsia and healthy pregnant women were the controls. Studied groups were matched for important determinants of HRV. Natural logarithm (Ln of total power (TP, high frequency (HF, low frequency (LF and very low frequency (VLF were used to determine HRV. Normalized low and high frequencies (LF Norm and HF Norm were used to evaluate sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic modulations respectively.Patients with preeclampsia achieved significantly higher LF Norm [49.80 (16.25 vs. 44.55 (19.15, P = 0.044] and LnLF/HF [0.04 (0.68 vs. -0.28 (0.91, P = 0.023] readings, but lower HF Norm [49.08 (15.29 vs. 55.87 (19.56, P = 0.012], compared with healthy pregnant women. Although all other HRV measurements were higher in the patients with preeclampsia compared with the controls, only LnVLF [4.50 (1.19 vs. 4.01 (1.06, P = 0.017] and LnLF [4.01 (1.58 vs. 3.49 (1.23, P = 0.040] reached statistical significance.The study adds further evidence for the dominant cardiac sympathetic modulations on patients with preeclampsia, probably secondary to parasympathetic withdrawal in this group. However, the higher LnVLF and LnLF readings achieved by preeclamptic women compared with the controls are unexpected in the view that augmented sympathetic modulations usually depresses all HRV parameters including these two measures.

  3. Deconstructing the smoking-preeclampsia paradox through a counterfactual framework.

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    Luque-Fernandez, Miguel Angel; Zoega, Helga; Valdimarsdottir, Unnur; Williams, Michelle A

    2016-06-01

    Although smoking during pregnancy may lead to many adverse outcomes, numerous studies have reported a paradoxical inverse association between maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy and preeclampsia. Using a counterfactual framework we aimed to explore the structure of this paradox as being a consequence of selection bias. Using a case-control study nested in the Icelandic Birth Registry (1309 women), we show how this selection bias can be explored and corrected for. Cases were defined as any case of pregnancy induced hypertension or preeclampsia occurring after 20 weeks' gestation and controls as normotensive mothers who gave birth in the same year. First, we used directed acyclic graphs to illustrate the common bias structure. Second, we used classical logistic regression and mediation analytic methods for dichotomous outcomes to explore the structure of the bias. Lastly, we performed both deterministic and probabilistic sensitivity analysis to estimate the amount of bias due to an uncontrolled confounder and corrected for it. The biased effect of smoking was estimated to reduce the odds of preeclampsia by 28 % (OR 0.72, 95 %CI 0.52, 0.99) and after stratification by gestational age at delivery ( 1, revealing the structure of the paradox. The bias-adjusted estimation of the smoking effect on preeclampsia showed an OR of 1.22 (95 %CI 0.41, 6.53). The smoking-preeclampsia paradox appears to be an example of (1) selection bias most likely caused by studying cases prevalent at birth rather than all incident cases from conception in a pregnancy cohort, (2) omitting important confounders associated with both smoking and preeclampsia (preventing the outcome to develop) and (3) controlling for a collider (gestation weeks at delivery). Future studies need to consider these aspects when studying and interpreting the association between smoking and pregnancy outcomes.

  4. Long-term impact of preeclampsia on maternal endometrial cancer risk

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    Hallum, Sara; Pinborg, Anja; Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer is mainly dependent on oestrogen exposure. Preeclampsia has shown to reduce oestrogen levels hence preeclampsia may affect later endometrial cancer risk. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of 523 Danish women with endometrial cancer and 52 299controls during...... 1978-2010. The association between preeclampsia and later endometrial cancer was evaluated overall and according to preeclampsia onset and type of endometrial cancer in conditional logistic regression models. RESULTS: We observed no overall association between preeclampsia and endometrial cancer risk...... (OR=1.11 (95% CI 0.68-1.81)). This was true for all endometrial cancer subtypes. In an analysis of preeclampsia onset, however, we report a markedly increased risk of endometrial cancer following early-onset preeclampsia (OR=2.64 (95% CI 1.29-5.38)). CONCLUSIONS: Although we report no obvious...

  5. Cytokines, angiogenic, and antiangiogenic factors and bioactive lipids in preeclampsia.

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    Das, Undurti N

    2015-09-01

    Preeclampsia is a low-grade systemic inflammatory condition in which oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction occurs. Plasma levels of soluble receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFR)-1, also known as sFlt1 (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1), an antiangiogenic factor have been reported to be elevated in preeclampsia. It was reported that pregnant mice deficient in catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) activity show a preeclampsia-like phenotype due to a deficiency or absence of 2-methoxyoestradiol (2-ME), a natural metabolite of estradiol that is elevated during the third trimester of normal human pregnancy. Additionally, autoantibodies (AT1-AAs) that bind and activate the angiotensin II receptor type 1 a (AT1 receptor) also have a role in preeclampsia. None of these abnormalities are consistently seen in all the patients with preeclampsia and some of them are not specific to pregnancy. Preeclampsia could occur due to an imbalance between pro- and antiangiogenic factors. VEGF, an angiogenic factor, is necessary for the transport of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) to endothelial cells. Hence reduced VEGF levels decrease the availability of PUFAs to endothelial cells. This leads to a decrease in the formation of anti-inflammatory and angiogenic factors: lipoxins, resolvins, protectins, and maresins from PUFAs. Lipoxins, resolvins, protectins, maresins, and PUFAs suppress insulin resistance; activation of leukocytes, platelets, and macrophages; production of interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α; and oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction; and enhance production of prostacyclin and nitric oxide (NO). Estrogen enhances the formation of lipoxin A4 and NO. PUFAs also augment the production of NO and inhibit the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme and antagonize the actions of angiotensin II. Thus, PUFAs can prevent activation of angiotensin II receptor type 1 a (AT1 receptor). Patients with preeclampsia have decreased plasma

  6. Cytokines, angiogenic, and antiangiogenic factors and bioactive lipids in preeclampsia.

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    Das, Undurti N

    2015-09-01

    Preeclampsia is a low-grade systemic inflammatory condition in which oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction occurs. Plasma levels of soluble receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFR)-1, also known as sFlt1 (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1), an antiangiogenic factor have been reported to be elevated in preeclampsia. It was reported that pregnant mice deficient in catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) activity show a preeclampsia-like phenotype due to a deficiency or absence of 2-methoxyoestradiol (2-ME), a natural metabolite of estradiol that is elevated during the third trimester of normal human pregnancy. Additionally, autoantibodies (AT1-AAs) that bind and activate the angiotensin II receptor type 1 a (AT1 receptor) also have a role in preeclampsia. None of these abnormalities are consistently seen in all the patients with preeclampsia and some of them are not specific to pregnancy. Preeclampsia could occur due to an imbalance between pro- and antiangiogenic factors. VEGF, an angiogenic factor, is necessary for the transport of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) to endothelial cells. Hence reduced VEGF levels decrease the availability of PUFAs to endothelial cells. This leads to a decrease in the formation of anti-inflammatory and angiogenic factors: lipoxins, resolvins, protectins, and maresins from PUFAs. Lipoxins, resolvins, protectins, maresins, and PUFAs suppress insulin resistance; activation of leukocytes, platelets, and macrophages; production of interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α; and oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction; and enhance production of prostacyclin and nitric oxide (NO). Estrogen enhances the formation of lipoxin A4 and NO. PUFAs also augment the production of NO and inhibit the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme and antagonize the actions of angiotensin II. Thus, PUFAs can prevent activation of angiotensin II receptor type 1 a (AT1 receptor). Patients with preeclampsia have decreased plasma

  7. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Treatment. Guía de práctica clínica para el tratamiento de la preeclampsia – eclampsia.

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    Pedro Nieto Prendes

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Treatment. This disease is part of a group of conditions known as hypertensive disease in pregnancy that have in common the existence of high blood pressure. This document includes a review and update of the main clinical aspects, concepts, classification and treatment stressing the use of drugs that cause hypotension and magnesium sulphate. It includes assessment guidelines focused on the most important aspects to be accomplished.Guía de práctica clínica para el tratamiento de la preeclampsia-eclampsia. Enfermedad que forma parte de un espectro de condiciones conocidas como enfermedad hipertensiva del embarazo que tienen en común la existencia de hipertensión arterial. El documento revisa y actualiza los aspectos clínicos fundamentales, conceptos, clasificación y tratamiento; con énfasis en el uso de hipotensores y el sulfato de magnesio. Concluye con su guía de evaluación, enfocada en los aspectos más importantes a cumplir.

  8. Proteínas asociadas a los componentes del citoesqueleto

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    Delia Mercedes Rojo Domínguez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El citoesqueleto es una compleja trama de filamentos en el citoplasma que sirve como "huesos y musculos" de las células eucariotas y que permite las propiedades de forma, organización interna y movimiento. Los filamentos que constituyen el citoesqueleto son: los microtúbulos, los filamentos intermedios y los filamentos de actina de 24,10 y 7 nm de diámetro respectivamente. Los principales avances logrados en el conocimiento de esta dinámica estructura subcelular derivan de estudios realizados en músculos y tejidos cuyas células presentan cilios o flagelos, las cuales poseen funciones evidentemente asociadas al movimiento mecánico. Los componentes moleculares presentes en estas estructuras están también en aquellas que conforman el citoesqueleto de todas las células. Los filamentos y microtúbulos que participan en los movimientos del músculo y de los cilios presentan propiedades muy semejantes a las observadas en el citoesqueleto, pero difieren en estabilidad. Los movimientos del citoesqueleto son muy lábiles y cambiantes mientras que los del músculo y los de los cilios son más estables. Los dos tipos más importantes de filamentos del citoesqueleto son los de actina y los microtúbulos. Ambos están formados por subunidades de proteínas que pueden ensamblarse y desensamblarse rápidamente en las células. Existen delicados mecanismos que controlan este ensamble del pool de subunidades no polimerizadas en el citoplasma. Los filamentos intermedios se encuentran en la mayor parte de las células animales. Están formados por subunidades de proteí- nas fibrosas y son mucho más estables que la mayoría de los filamentos de actina y los microtúbulos.

  9. Immune Mechanisms Linking Obesity and Preeclampsia

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    Frank T. Spradley

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia (PE is characterized by hypertension occurring after the twentieth week of pregnancy. It is a significant contributor to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries and its pervasiveness is increasing within developed countries including the USA. However, the mechanisms mediating the pathogenesis of this maternal disorder and its rising prevalence are far from clear. A major theory with strong experimental evidence is that placental ischemia, resulting from inappropriate remodeling and widening of the maternal spiral arteries, stimulates the release of soluble factors from the ischemic placenta causing maternal endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. Aberrant maternal immune responses and inflammation have been implicated in each of these stages in the cascade leading to PE. Regarding the increased prevalence of this disease, it is becoming increasingly evident from epidemiological data that obesity, which is a state of chronic inflammation in itself, increases the risk for PE. Although the specific mechanisms whereby obesity increases the rate of PE are unclear, there are strong candidates including activated macrophages and natural killer cells within the uterus and placenta and activation in the periphery of T helper cells producing cytokines including TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-17 and the anti-angiogenic factor sFlt-1 and B cells producing the agonistic autoantibodies to the angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1-aa. This review will focus on the immune mechanisms that have been implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension in PE with an emphasis on the potential importance of inflammatory factors in the increased risk of developing PE in obese pregnancies.

  10. Renal Evaluation in Women with Preeclampsia

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    T.A. Facca

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aims: Preeclampsia (PE is a cause of glomerulopathy worldwide. Urinary retinol-binding protein (RBP is a marker of proximal tubular dysfunction, albuminuria is an endothelial injury marker, urine protein:creatinine ratio (PCR may have a predictive value for renal disease later in life, and, recently, podocyturia has been proposed as a sensitive tool in pregnancy, but it needs to be tested. The aim of this study was to evaluate renal involvement in PE and healthy pregnancy. Methods: Case-control study with 39 pregnant women assessed after 20 weeks of gestation (25 in the control group, CG, and 14 in the PE group by performing urinary tests. Results: Mean (±SD age and gestational age of the CG were 26.9 ± 6.4 years and 37.1 ± 5.0 weeks, and of the PE group 26.4 ± 6.9 years and 30.6 ± 5.6 weeks, respectively (p = 0.001. Mean (±SD urinary RBP (p = 0.017, albuminuria (p = 0.002, and urinary albumin concentration (UAC ratio (p = 0.006 of the CG were 0.4 ± 0.7 mg/l, 7.3 ± 6.9 mg/l, and 8.2 ± 6.7 mg/g and of the PE group 2.0 ± 4.4 mg/l, 2,267.4 ± 2,130.8 mg/l (p = 0.002, and 3,778.9 ± 4,296.6 mg/g (p = 0.006, respectively. Mean (±SD urine PCR in the PE group was 6.7 ± 6.1 g/g (p Conclusions: Urinary RBP, PCR, albuminuria, and UAC ratio were elevated in the PE group in comparison to the CG. Podocyturia did not predict PE.

  11. Immune Mechanisms Linking Obesity and Preeclampsia.

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    Spradley, Frank T; Palei, Ana C; Granger, Joey P

    2015-01-01

    Preeclampsia (PE) is characterized by hypertension occurring after the twentieth week of pregnancy. It is a significant contributor to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries and its pervasiveness is increasing within developed countries including the USA. However, the mechanisms mediating the pathogenesis of this maternal disorder and its rising prevalence are far from clear. A major theory with strong experimental evidence is that placental ischemia, resulting from inappropriate remodeling and widening of the maternal spiral arteries, stimulates the release of soluble factors from the ischemic placenta causing maternal endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. Aberrant maternal immune responses and inflammation have been implicated in each of these stages in the cascade leading to PE. Regarding the increased prevalence of this disease, it is becoming increasingly evident from epidemiological data that obesity, which is a state of chronic inflammation in itself, increases the risk for PE. Although the specific mechanisms whereby obesity increases the rate of PE are unclear, there are strong candidates including activated macrophages and natural killer cells within the uterus and placenta and activation in the periphery of T helper cells producing cytokines including TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-17 and the anti-angiogenic factor sFlt-1 and B cells producing the agonistic autoantibodies to the angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1-aa). This review will focus on the immune mechanisms that have been implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension in PE with an emphasis on the potential importance of inflammatory factors in the increased risk of developing PE in obese pregnancies. PMID:26569331

  12. Neumonía asociada a la ventilación mecánica en el postoperatorio de pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardiaca mayor: estudios paneuropeos (ESGNI 007, 008, 009)

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    Hortal Iglesias, Francisco Javier

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    El primer objetivo de esta tesis es determinar la incidencia y tipo de infecciones nosocomiales en pacientes sometidos a cirugía cardiaca mayor en Europa. Valorar la proporción que representa la infección del tracto respiratorio inferior con respecto al total de las infecciones, así como las prácticas más comunes con respecto al diagnóstico y el tratamiento de la neumonía asociada a la ventilación mecánica (estudio ESGNI 007). El segundo objetivo es determinar la prevalencia de infeccio...

  13. Estudio de variables asociadas a la psicoterapia grupal en los procesos de duelo patológico.

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    Juan Díaz Curiel

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudian variables asociadas al proceso terapéutico grupal (10 sesiones de 75 minutos de 24 sujetos adultos (23 mujeres y 1 varón distribuídos en cuatro grupos de terapia durante los años 2007-2010 con diagnóstico de duelo complicado (DC. El DC se evalúa a través de la Escala de Prigerson (punto de corte más de 24 (Prigerson, 1995, Traducción Española Olmeda y García, 2006. Los pacientes pertenecen al Equipo de Salud (ESM de Vallecas Villa y acuden remitidos por el médico de Atención Primaria para evaluar y tratar síntomas compatibles con duelo complicado. En otros casos el DC se detecta en las primeras entrevistas de evaluación, o bien a lo largo del tratamiento psiquiátrico o psicoterapéutico por los profesionales del ESM. Una vez finalizado el tratamiento grupal (TG se vuelve a pasar La Escala de Prigerson obteniendo como resultado diferencias significativas en las puntuaciones antes y después del tratamiento, indicador de que el duelo complicado mejora significativamente en los sujetos que han participado en el tratamiento grupal.

  14. Proteinuria in preeclampsia from a podocyte injury perspective.

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    Henao, Daniel E; Saleem, Moin A

    2013-12-01

    Preeclampsia is a frequent cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. The underlying causes of this hypertensive complication have remained elusive. The placenta seems to be at the origin of the disease, as its removal appears to be the only effective treatment available. Many organs can potentially be affected. Nonetheless, kidney alterations are always present: proteinuria is one of the hallmarks for a preeclampsia diagnosis. VEGF is pivotal for maintaining glomerular filtration barrier function; hence, the elevated concentrations of placental-derived VEGF inhibitors, such as sFlt-1, may largely explain the renal alterations observed. Classically, glomerular endothelial injury was considered responsible for the renal impairment present in preeclampsia. Recent findings, however, have shown that podocytes are crucial in explaining the loss of filtration capacity of the preeclamptic kidney. The aims of this manuscript are to detail the main findings that associate podocyte injury with proteinuria in preeclampsia, and discuss the eventual applications of podocyte damage biomarkers in clinical practice. PMID:24214687

  15. Reduction of the disintegrin and metalloprotease ADAM12 in preeclampsia

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    Laigaard, Jennie; Sørensen, Tina; Placing, Sophie;

    2005-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The secreted form of ADAM12 is a metalloprotease that may be involved in placental and fetal growth. We examined whether the concentration of ADAM12 in first-trimester maternal serum could be used as a marker for preeclampsia. METHODS: We developed a semiautomated, time-resolved, immu......OBJECTIVES: The secreted form of ADAM12 is a metalloprotease that may be involved in placental and fetal growth. We examined whether the concentration of ADAM12 in first-trimester maternal serum could be used as a marker for preeclampsia. METHODS: We developed a semiautomated, time......-resolved, immunofluorometric assay for the quantification of ADAM12 in serum. The assay detected ADAM12 in a range of 78-1248 microg/L. Serum samples derived from women in the first trimester of a normal pregnancy (n = 324) and from women who later developed preeclampsia during pregnancy (n = 160) were obtained from the First...... Trimester Copenhagen Study. ADAM12 levels were assayed in these serum samples. Serum levels of ADAM12 were converted to multiples of the median (MoM) after log-linear regression of concentration versus gestational age. RESULTS: Serum ADAM12 levels in women who developed preeclampsia during pregnancy had...

  16. Increased cerebral blood flow in preeclampsia with magnetic resonance imaging

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    Zeeman, GG; Hatab, MR; Twickler, DM

    2004-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare third trimester and nonpregnant cerebral blood flow of women with preeclampsia to normotensive control subjects with the use of magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Study design: Nine normotensive pregnant women and 12 untreated women with preecl

  17. Emerging Role of Endothelial and Inflammatory Markers in Preeclampsia

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    Menha Swellam

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Endothelial disturbance and excess inflammatory response are pathogenic mechanisms in pre-eclampsia (PE. Authors determine the clinical diagnostic role for thrombomodulin (TM, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1 as endothelial markers and C-reactive protein (CRP, and interlukin-6 (IL-6 as inflammatory markers when tested independently or in combinations.

  18. Preeclampsia - will orphan drug status facilitate innovative biological therapies?

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    Hahn, Sinuhe

    2015-01-01

    It is generally accepted that the development of novel therapies to treat pregnancy-related disorders, such as preeclampsia, is hampered by the paucity of research funding. Hence, it is with great interest to become aware of at least three novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of this disorder: exploiting either the anticoagulant activity of antithrombin, the free radical scavenging activity of alpha-1-microglobulin, or the regenerative capacity of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells. As these projects are being carried out by small biotech enterprises, the question arises of how they are able to fund such undertakings. A novel strategy adopted by two of these companies is that they successfully petitioned US and EU agencies in order that preeclampsia is accepted in the register of rare or orphan diseases. This provides a number of benefits including market exclusivity, assistance with clinical trials, and dedicated funding schemes. Other strategies to supplement meager research funds, especially to test novel approaches, could be crowdfunding, a venture that relies on intimate interaction with advocacy groups. In other words, preeclampsia meets Facebook. Perhaps similar strategies can be adopted to examine novel therapies targeting either the imbalance in pro- or anti-angiogenic growth factors, complement activation, reduced levels of placenta protein 13, or excessive neutrophil activation evident in preeclampsia.

  19. Preeclampsia – will Orphan Drug Status facilitate innovative biological therapies?

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    Sinuhe eHahn

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available It is generally accepted that development of novel therapies to treat pregnancy-relates disorders, such as preeclampsia, is hampered to the paucity of research funding. Hence, it is with great interest to become aware of at least three novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of this disorder, exploiting either the anticoagulant activity of antithrombin, the free radical scavenging activity of alpha-1-microglobulin, or the regenerative capacity of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells. As these projects are being carried out by small biotech enterprises, the question arises of how they are able to fund such undertakings. A novel strategy adopted by two of these companies is that they successfully petitioned US and EU agencies in order that preeclampsia be accepted in the register of rare or orphan diseases. This provides a number of benefits including market exclusivity, assistance with clinical trials and dedicated funding schemes. Other strategies to supplement meager research funds, especially to test novel approaches, could be crowdfunding, a venture which relies on intimate interaction with advocacy groups. In other words, preeclampsia meets Facebook. Perhaps similar strategies can be adopted to examine novel therapies targeting either the imbalance in angiogenic growth factors, complement activation, reduced levels of placenta protein 13 or excessive neutrophil activation evident in preeclampsia.

  20. Preeclampsia – Will Orphan Drug Status Facilitate Innovative Biological Therapies?

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    Hahn, Sinuhe

    2015-01-01

    It is generally accepted that the development of novel therapies to treat pregnancy-related disorders, such as preeclampsia, is hampered by the paucity of research funding. Hence, it is with great interest to become aware of at least three novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of this disorder: exploiting either the anticoagulant activity of antithrombin, the free radical scavenging activity of alpha-1-microglobulin, or the regenerative capacity of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells. As these projects are being carried out by small biotech enterprises, the question arises of how they are able to fund such undertakings. A novel strategy adopted by two of these companies is that they successfully petitioned US and EU agencies in order that preeclampsia is accepted in the register of rare or orphan diseases. This provides a number of benefits including market exclusivity, assistance with clinical trials, and dedicated funding schemes. Other strategies to supplement meager research funds, especially to test novel approaches, could be crowdfunding, a venture that relies on intimate interaction with advocacy groups. In other words, preeclampsia meets Facebook. Perhaps similar strategies can be adopted to examine novel therapies targeting either the imbalance in pro- or anti-angiogenic growth factors, complement activation, reduced levels of placenta protein 13, or excessive neutrophil activation evident in preeclampsia. PMID:25767802

  1. Cognitive function after pre-eclampsia: an explorative study.

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    Baecke, M.; Spaanderman, M.E.A.; Werf, S.P. van der

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia relate to cerebral damage. Memory and concentration problems are frequently reported after these pregnancy-related vascular complications. We tested the hypothesis that in formerly pre-eclamptic women cognitive functioning is impaired as compared with healthy

  2. Altered monocyte function in experimental preeclampsia in the rat

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    Faas, MM; Broekema, M; Moes, H; van der Schaaf, G; Heineman, MJ; de Vos, P

    2004-01-01

    Objectives: In the present study, we evaluated functional activity of monocytes in experimental preeclampsia induced by low-dose endotoxin infusion. Study design: Pregnant (n = 12) and cyclic rats (n = 12) were equipped with a permanent jugular vein cannula and infused with either low-dose endotoxin

  3. Preeclampsia - will orphan drug status facilitate innovative biological therapies?

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    Hahn, Sinuhe

    2015-01-01

    It is generally accepted that the development of novel therapies to treat pregnancy-related disorders, such as preeclampsia, is hampered by the paucity of research funding. Hence, it is with great interest to become aware of at least three novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of this disorder: exploiting either the anticoagulant activity of antithrombin, the free radical scavenging activity of alpha-1-microglobulin, or the regenerative capacity of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells. As these projects are being carried out by small biotech enterprises, the question arises of how they are able to fund such undertakings. A novel strategy adopted by two of these companies is that they successfully petitioned US and EU agencies in order that preeclampsia is accepted in the register of rare or orphan diseases. This provides a number of benefits including market exclusivity, assistance with clinical trials, and dedicated funding schemes. Other strategies to supplement meager research funds, especially to test novel approaches, could be crowdfunding, a venture that relies on intimate interaction with advocacy groups. In other words, preeclampsia meets Facebook. Perhaps similar strategies can be adopted to examine novel therapies targeting either the imbalance in pro- or anti-angiogenic growth factors, complement activation, reduced levels of placenta protein 13, or excessive neutrophil activation evident in preeclampsia. PMID:25767802

  4. Maternal and perinatal outcome in severe preeclampsia and eclampsia

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    Neha Saxena

    2016-07-01

    Conclusions: Maternal and perinatal complications are more in patients with eclampsia. The incidence of eclampsia can be reduced by better antenatal care, early recognition and prompt treatment of severe pre-eclampsia. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2016; 5(7.000: 2171-2176

  5. Implication of Tumor Necrosis Factor - Alpha in Preeclampsia

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    Dan MIHU

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Preeclampsia is an exacerbation of a generalized inflammatory response, physiologically present in the third trimester of pregnancy.Aim: The aim of the study consists in the evaluation of proinflammatory cytokine TNF-α in the context of preeclampsia. Material and Method: A transversal study was performed in three groups of patients: non-pregnant patients, patients with normal pregnancies in the third trimester, patients with preeclampsia. Serum TNF-α levels were determined using the immunometric sandwich EIA method.Results: The results obtained confirm a significant increase (p<0.01 in circulating TNF-α levels in the last trimester of pregnancy, compared to the non-pregnant status. Significantly increased serum TNF-α concentrations (p<0.001 were also found in pregnant patients with preeclampsia, compared to normotensive pregnant women. Conclusion: This proinflammatory cytokine can be a potential marker of the severity of the preeclamptic syndrome, without being an indicator of the fetal status at birth.

  6. [Serum uric acid levels and risk of developing preeclampsia].

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    Corominas, Ana I; Balconi, Silvia M; Palermo, Mario; Maskin, Bernardo; Damiano, Alicia E

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    It is well known that preeclampsia is associated to high uric acid levels, but the clinical assessment of this relationship is still under consideration. Our research was to evaluate if periodic doses of uric acid during pregnancy might help to identify a high risk group prior to the onset of preeclampsia. We conducted a retrospective investigation in 79 primary gestates with normal blood pressure and 79 women with preeclampsia who were assisted at Hospital Nacional Posadas during 2010. Serum uric acid levels, creatininemia, uremia, and proteinuria data from the clinical records of the pregnant women were considered. Uric acid levels were similar in both groups during the first half of gestation. However, as of the 20th week, uric acid increased 1.5-times in preeclamptic women with no changes in creatinine and urea, confirming that these patients had no renal complications. Furthermore, we noted that higher levels of uric acid correlated with low birth weight. We also observed that pregnant women with a family history of hypertension were more likely to develop this condition. Moreover, we did not find a direct relationship with the fetal sex or the appearance of clinical symptoms. The analytical evidence suggests that changes in uric acid concentrations may be due to metabolic alterations at the initial stages of preeclampsia. Therefore, we propose that monitoring levels of uric acid during pregnancy might contribute to the early control of this condition.

  7. Insalubridad en el hogar durante la infancia de pacientes mestizos mexicanos con espondilitis anquilosante y artritis reumatoide

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    F. Javier Jimenez-Balderas; Adolfo Camargo-Coronel; Juan O. Talavera; José Gutiérrez; Abraham Zonana-Nacach; Ernesto A. Jiménez-Balderas

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    Antecedentes. La insalubridad en el medio ambiente se ha asociada con alta frecuencia a infecciones, y estas a su vez se han relacionado con la Espondilitis Anquilosante (EA) y Artritis Reumatoide (AR). Objetivo. Investigar las condiciones de insalubridad del hogar y el desarrollo de infecciones en la infancia de pacientes con EA y AR. Métodos. Se investigaron la carencia de agua potable, ausencia de drenaje, fecalismo al aire libre y hacinamiento (= 3 individuos durmiendo en una habitación)...

  8. Disertación endocrina de la preeclampsia y propuesta de una hipótesis Endocrine dissertation on preeclampsia and proposal of a hypothesis

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    Bernardo Agudelo Jaramillo

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    Se propone que la facies androgenizada en las embarazadas podría servir como elemento clínico para la búsqueda de la preeclampsia, con el fin de lograr un enfoque preventivo. El balance de las prostaglandinas vasodilatadoras y vasoconstrictoras es, en último término, responsable del control de la presión arterial en la gestante. Para ello se debe lograr un adecuado equilibrio en la producción de hormonas gestacionales; de ellas parece ser fundamental la dihidroprogesterona que se obtiene a través de la acción de la enzima 5-alfa reductasa. En el metabolismo de los andrógenos esta enzima cumple un papel único al transformar los andrógenos circulantes en la hormona trófica, la dihidrotestosterona. La hipótesis propone que la utilización androgénica de la enzima 5-alfa reductasa durante la gestación alteraría la producción de dihidroprogesterona con lo cual crearía un desequilibrio entre las diferentes hormonas y, finalmente, entre las prostaglandinas.

    The hypothesis that an androgenized facies In a pregnant woman could serve as a clinical clue for the search of preeclampsia, making It possible to apply a preventive approach is proposed. The balance between dilator and constrictor prostaglandins controls blood pressure during pregnancy; to keep such a balance an adequate equilibrium in the production of hormones, particularly dihydroprogesterone (DHP, is necessary. DHP is obtained through the action of 5-alpha reductase, which in androgen metabolism has the unique role of transforming circulating androgens into the trophic hormone dihydrotestosterone. The hypothesis proposes that androgenic utilization of 5- alpha reductase during pregnancy could alter the production of DHP I generating a lack of equilibrium among the various hormones, prostaglandins included.

  9. TO ASSESS THE MAGNITUDE OF OXIDATIVE STRESS AND ANTIOXIDANT DEFENSE IN PREECLAMPSIA

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    Richa Pramod Priyamvada

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a multifactorial disease. Recent studies show that free radical induced endothelial injury may be a factor in pathogenesis of preeclampsia and that a biochemical imbalance occurs with an increase of oxidative stress, lipoperoxidation and deficient antioxidants. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate parameters of oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in preeclampsia and thereby find any aetiological correlation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Study was carried on pregnant and non-pregnant women placed in four groups. This study was done to assess Malondialdehyde (MDA, as marker of oxidative stress and Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC measured by Ferric Reducing Ability of Plasma (FRAP in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia and comparing with non-pregnant females. RESULTS Study shows rise in MDA level highest in severe preeclampsia (192.8 followed by mild preeclampsia (151.8 than in normal pregnancy (105.9, and non-pregnant (95.8 showing significant increase in levels of MDA (p<0.0001 in preeclamptic patients. TAC measured by FRAP significantly highest in severe preeclampsia (1725.6 followed by mild preeclampsia (1507 than in normal pregnancy (1203.3 and although there was increase in TAC in normal pregnant compared to non-pregnant (1173.7, increase was statistically insignificant. CONCLUSION Preeclampsia shows markedly increased oxidative stress as evidenced by significantly increased levels of malondialdehyde. There was strong correlation between total antioxidant capacity with severity of preeclampsia.

  10. Validity of preeclampsia-related diagnoses recorded in a national hospital registry and in a postpartum interview of the women

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    Klemmensen, Ase K; Olsen, Sjurdur F; Osterdal, Marie Louise;

    2007-01-01

    In a population-based sample, the authors examined the validity of preeclampsia and related diagnoses recorded in a mandatory Danish national hospital discharge registry and in a standardized telephone interview of women who gave birth between 1998 and 2002. Using a "gold standard" for preeclampsia...... defined in accordance with the guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the authors reviewed hospital charts of 3,039 women and found that 61 of 88 preeclampsia cases (69.3%) and 24 of 55 cases of serious subtypes of preeclampsia (43.6%) were recorded...... the sample size to 2,307 women. In this sample, of 62 women with preeclampsia, 45 (72.6%) reported in the interview to have had preeclampsia. Of 2,245 women with no preeclampsia, 31 (1.4%) reported to have had preeclampsia. The positive predictive value of the women's own report on preeclampsia was 59...

  11. MATERNAL AND FETAL OUTCOME IN PRE-ECLAMPSIA AND ECLAMPSIA

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    Sipra

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia are the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. In developed countries, much lower incidences have been achieved through aggressive screening and management of Pre-Eclampsia. In developing countries like India, there is a wide gap in quality of health care in cities and rural area. The present study was done to evaluate the incidence of hypertensive disorders and maternal and fetal outcome in a tertiary care centre catering to poor people of Bihar, Bengal and neighboring country, Nepal. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is an observational descriptive study. After obtaining institutional ethical committee approval and informed consent from patients, all the patients presenting to our institution for delivery with Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia were included in the study. Socio-economic status, frequency of ANC, age, parity and period of gestation were recorded. Investigations included complete blood count, urinary protein, coagulation profile, liver function tests and kidney function tests. Mode of conduct of delivery and maternal and fetal outcome were thoroughly recorded and described. Data was presented in the form of n (%. RESULTS 64.28% cases with Pre-Eclampsia and 95.12% cases with Eclampsia were from low socio-economic status. 95.12% cases with Eclampsia and 67.5% cases with Pre-Eclampsia had no ANC throughout the pregnancy. Most of the patients were in the age group of 20-25 years. 86.11% cases with Eclampsia and 66.68% with Pre-Eclampsia were primigravida. Most of the patients presented with 37 weeks of gestation. 54.76% Pre-Eclampsia cases and 58.94% Eclampsia delivered by L.S.C.S. Pulmonary edema and acute renal failure were the most common complications. Maternal mortality was 25.60% in Eclampsia cases. The most common cause of maternal mortality was pulmonary edema. Incidence of IUD+ stillbirth was 16.66% in Pre-Eclampsia cases and 34.14% in Eclampsia cases. Overall

  12. Diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia: an update

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    Judi A Turner

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Judi A TurnerDepartment of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USAAbstract: Pre-eclampsia is a significant, multifactorial, multiorgan disease affecting 5%–8% of all pregnancies in the US where it is the third leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite improvements in the diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia, severe complications can occur in both the mother and the fetus, and there is no effective method of prevention. Early detection and identification of pregnant women most at risk of developing the disease have proven challenging, but recent efforts combining biochemical and biophysical markers are promising. Efforts at prevention of pre-eclampsia with aspirin and calcium have had limited success, but research on modifiable risk factors, such as obesity surgery, are encouraging. Obstetric management of severe pre-eclampsia focuses on medical management of blood pressure and prevention of seizures using magnesium sulfate, but the ultimate cure remains delivery of the fetus and placenta. Timing of delivery depends on several factors, including gestational age, fetal lung maturity, and most importantly, disease severity. Anesthetic management includes regional anesthesia with careful evaluation of the patient’s airway, volume status, and coagulation status to reduce morbidity and mortality. The potential complications of general anesthesia, including intracranial hemorrhage, in these patients make regional anesthesia the preferred choice in many cases. Nevertheless, it is important to be aware of the contraindications to neuraxial anesthesia and to prepare always for the possibility of encountering a difficult airway.Keywords: pre-eclampsia, diagnosis, risk factors, complications, management, anesthesia, prevention

  13. The Role of Serum Uric Acid in Preeclampsia

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    Amir Taefi

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The goal of this study was to assess the utility of serum uric acid in preeclampsia diagnosis and its correlation with some maternal and fetal outcomes.Materials and methods: A case-control study was performed on 26 term pregnant women with preeclampsia and 52 normal pregnant women. Serum uric acid, platelet count, hematocrit, gestational age, and birth weight of all patients were measured. Data distribution was assessed with the one sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. Mann-Whitney U test was used to assess differences between groups. Correlations between plasma uric acid and other parameters were evaluated with the Spearman’s Rho or Pearson correlation test, where appropriated. Receiver-operating characteristics (ROC curves were used to assess the ability of plasma uric acid to distinguish the preeclampsia from normal subjects. Significance was set at P< 0.05.Results: The mean level of plasma uric acid was 5.8 (+2 mg/dl in cases and 4.9 mg/dl in controls (P=0.04. ROC curve analysis demonstrates the absence of obvious cut off point for plasma uric acid to distinguish preeclampsia. Sensitivity and specificity for uric acid level of 5.5 mg/dl were 61.5% and 78.8%, respectively. There was no significant linear correlation between the plasma uric acid level and other measured parameters in each group.Conclusion: On the basis of our data, the clinical utility of measuring serum uric acid levels in diagnosing preeclampsia is limited.

  14. Ocorrência de hematoma peridural após anestesia geral associada à analgesia pós-operatória com cateter peridural em paciente em uso de heparina de baixo peso molecular: relato de caso Ocurrencia de hematoma postanestesia general asociada a analgesia postoperatoria con cateter peridural en paciente que usa heparina de bajo peso molecular: relato de caso Epidural hematoma after general anesthesia associated with postoperative analgesia with epidural catheter in patient using low molecular weight heparin: case report

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Apresentar um caso de paciente com hematoma peridural, na vigência do uso de cateter peridural e heparina de baixo peso molecular, seu quadro clínico e tratamento. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente do sexo feminino, 75 anos, submetida à fixação de coluna lombar por via anterior, que desenvolveu no pós-operatório quadro clínico de paralisia progressiva nos membros inferiores, com perda de sensibilidade, sem apresentar dor radicular intensa. O tratamento foi descompressão medular imediata, com drenagem e limpeza cirúrgica de hematoma peridural, que se estendia da quinta até a décima vértebra torácica. Após a drenagem do hematoma a paciente recuperou gradualmente a força nos membros inferiores, recebeu alta em 10 dias com quadro de disfunção esfincteriana. Após três meses o quadro regrediu e não houve seqüela neurológica definitiva. CONCLUSÕES: O rápido diagnóstico com intervenção cirúrgica precoce é o tratamento mais eficaz para redução de lesão neurológica, em pacientes que desenvolvem hematoma peridural no pós-operatório. A utilização de heparina de baixo peso molecular, na vigência do uso de cateter peridural, exige a adesão estrita a protocolos estabelecidos, para que se reduzam os riscos do desenvolvimento de hematoma peridural.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: presentar el caso de una paciente con hematoma peridural, con uso actual de catéter peridural y heparina de bajo peso molecular, su cuadro clínico y tratamiento. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente de 75 años, sometida a la fijación de columna lumbar por vía anterior, que desarrolló en el postoperatorio un cuadro clínico de parálisis progresiva en los miembros inferiores, con pérdida de la sensibilidad, sin presentar dolor radicular intenso. El tratamiento fue descompresión medular inmediata, con drenaje y limpieza quirúrgica de un hematoma peridural, que se extendía desde la quinta hasta la décima vértebra toráxica. Después del

  15. Higher decidual EBI3 and HLA-G mRNA expression in preeclampsia : Cause or consequence of preeclampsia

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    Prins, J.R.; van der Hoorn, M L P; Keijser, R; Ris-Stalpers, C; van Beelen, E; Afink, G B; Claas, F H J; van der Post, J A M; Scherjon, S A

    2016-01-01

    The maternal immune system must adapt to tolerate the invasion of the allogeneic feto-placental unit. It is generally accepted that improper adaptation causes pregnancy complications like preeclampsia. The Epstein-Barr virus-induced gene 3 (EBI3) protein is a subunit of immune-modulatory cytokines i

  16. Dermatitis asociada a incontinencia en adultos: un problema sin definición, revisión sistemática

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    Renata Virginia González-Consuegra

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La prevalencia de la dermatitis, asociada a incontinencia urinaria, fecal o mixta, está entre 5.6% y 50%, con una tasa de incidencia entre 3.4% y 25%. Estas lesiones infravaloradas no se afrontan adecuadamente por desconocimiento de sus implicaciones y su cuidado, lo que exige conocer la producción científica al respecto, estandarizando estos procesos en personas con riesgo de padecerla. Objetivo. Describir la producción científica disponible que aborde la gestión de los cuidados de las personas adultos mayores que presentan dermatitis asociada a incontinencia urinaria, fecal o mixta. Materiales y métodos. Se llevó a cabo una revisión sistemática de literatura científica en las bases de datos Ovid Nursing, SciELO, Biblioteca Virtual en Salud, Pubmed, Scopus, EBSCOhost, ScienceDirect, Cuiden, JSTOR y Springer Journal, sin fecha límite, en cualquier idioma. Se valoraron los artículos mediante el sistema GRADE. Resultados. Se encontraron 45 artículos, en su mayoría de Norteamérica y Europa, de los cuales un 15.22% abordan temas de epidemiología, 15.22% tratan sobre factores de riesgo, 32.61% sobre prevención primaria, 8.70% sobre diagnóstico, 17.39%, tratamiento, 4.35%, medición del problema y 6.52%, rehabilitación. La metodología en el 53% de los artículos correspondió a ensayos clínicos. Conclusión. La toma de decisiones con respecto al diagnóstico, la prevención y el tratamiento de la dermatitis asociada a incontinencia, deben apoyarse en los múltiples factores de riesgo y etiológicos de las lesiones de piel que puedan tener relación con la dependencia, los cuales, sin lugar a dudas, orientarán el mecanismo de producción y así, laintervención de la enfermedad.

  17. Luxación posterior de codo asociada a traslocación radiocubital proximal

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    Gascó Gómez, J.; Gomar Sancho, Francisco; Gascó Adrién, J.

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    La luxación de codo en los niños es poco frecuente y normalmente suele ir asociada a fracturas. La luxación asociada a traslocación radiocubital proximal es excepcional y tan sólo nueve casos se han publicado. Se presenta el caso de un niño de 9 años que tras una caída casual presentó luxación de codo asociada a traslocación radiocubital. Esta lesión fue descrita por primera vez por MacSween en 1978. El mecanismo de producción más frecuente pude ser una caída sobre la mano y antebrazo en p...

  18. Public Health Perspectives of Preeclampsia in Developing Countries: Implication for Health System Strengthening

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    Osungbade, Kayode O.; Olusimbo K. Ige

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    Objectives. Review of public health perspectives of preeclampsia in developing countries and implications for health system strengthening. Methods. Literature from Pubmed (MEDLINE), AJOL, Google Scholar, and Cochrane database were reviewed. Results. The prevalence of preeclampsia in developing countries ranges from 1.8% to 16.7%. Many challenges exist in the prediction, prevention, and management of preeclampsia. Promising prophylactic measures like low-dose aspirin and calcium supplementatio...

  19. Early-onset preeclampsia : Constitutional factors and consequences for future pregnancy outcome and cardiovascular health

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    van Rijn, B.B.

    2008-01-01

    In this thesis, maternal constitutional factors related to long-term cardiovascular health and subsequent pregnancy outcome in women with early-onset preeclampsia is addressed. Aims of the thesis: To evaluate subsequent pregnancy outcome in women with a first pregnancy complicated by early-onset preeclampsia and to study risk factors for recurrence of preeclampsia and preterm delivery; To evaluate subsequent pregnancy outcome in women with a first pregnancy complicated by intrauterine growth ...

  20. Spontaneous Hepatic Rupture Associated with Preeclampsia: Treatment with Hepatic Artery Embolization

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    Spontaneous rupture of the liver due to preeclampsia is a rare condition of pregnant women, and it can be very dangerous if not treated. We report here on a case of successfully treating spontaneous liver rupture associated with preeclampsia by performing transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization. A 41-year-old woman with spontaneous rupture of the liver associated with preeclampsia was treated by hepatic arterial embolization

  1. Risk of Pre-Eclampsia in First and Subsequent Pregnancies: Prospective Cohort Study

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    Cnattingius, Sven; Toh, Sengwee; Hernández-Díaz, Sonia

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To investigate whether pre-eclampsia is more common in first pregnancies solely because fewer affected women, who presumably have a higher risk of recurrence, go on to have subsequent pregnancies. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Swedish Medical Birth Register. Participants: 763 795 primiparous mothers who had their first births in Sweden, 1987-2004. Main outcome measures: Pre-eclampsia. Results: The risk of pre-eclampsia was 4.1% in the first pregnancy and 1.7% in later ...

  2. On the pathology of preeclampsia: genetic variants, complement dysregulation and angiogenesis

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    Buurma, Aletta Atje Jacoba

    2013-01-01

    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific condition that originates in the placenta. Despite decades of research, its pathogenesis remains largely unknown. However, several risk factors for preeclampsia have been identified, including a (family) history of preeclampsia, autoimmune disease and conditions associated with endothelial damage, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus and preexistent renal disease. This thesis aims to further investigate through which mechanisms these risk factors incr...

  3. Spontaneous Hepatic Rupture Associated with Preeclampsia: Treatment with Hepatic Artery Embolization

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    Yang, Seung Boo; Goo, Dong Erk; Chang, Yun Woo; Kim, Yong Jae; Hwang, In Cheol; Han, Hyo Sang; Yoon, Jong Hyun; Lee, Tae Il [Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Gumi (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-02-15

    Spontaneous rupture of the liver due to preeclampsia is a rare condition of pregnant women, and it can be very dangerous if not treated. We report here on a case of successfully treating spontaneous liver rupture associated with preeclampsia by performing transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization. A 41-year-old woman with spontaneous rupture of the liver associated with preeclampsia was treated by hepatic arterial embolization

  4. Associations of depression and depressive symptoms with preeclampsia: results from a Peruvian case-control study

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    Garcia Pedro; Lam Nelly; Sanchez Sixto E; Qiu Chunfang; Williams Michelle A

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Background Preeclampsia involves endothelial dysfunction, platelet dysfunction/activation and sympathetic over-activity similar to cardiovascular disorders (CVD). Depression, an independent risk factor for progression of CVD, was found to be associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia among Finnish women. We examined the relation between depression/depressive symptoms and preeclampsia risk among Peruvian women. Methods The study included 339 preeclamptic cases and 337 normotens...

  5. Actividades asistidas con perros orientadas al bienestar emocional en niños con parálisis cerebral

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    Gómez González, María

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo se basa en el planteamiento de la relación existente entre las Intervenciones Asistidas con Animales y el bienestar emocional, entendido como satisfacción, alegría, sentimiento de valía y ausencia de estrés en personas con parálisis cerebral. Las personas que presentan este tipo de discapacidad pueden tener asociadas otras características afectivas y de personalidad cuya mejora puede verse favorecida mediante el incremento de su bienestar emocional. El trabajo que prese...

  6. Enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al consumo de tabaco Smoking related interstitial lung disease. Case report

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    JORGE YÁNEZ V; SERGIO GONZÁLEZ B; FERNANDO SALDÍAS P

    2008-01-01

    la enfermedad pulmonar difusa asociada al consumo de tabaco no ha sido claramente definida, la bronquiolitis respiratoria (RB) es un hallazgo morfológico frecuente en fumadores asintomáticos, se caracteriza por la acumulación de macrófagos pigmentados en los bronquiolos respiratorios. Sólo una pequeña proporción de los sujetos fumadores presenta una respuesta inflamatoria exagerada que compromete el intersticio y espacio alveolar, lo cual corresponde a la bronquiolitis respiratoria asociada a...

  7. Neumonía intersticial linfoidea asociada a inmunodeficiencia común variable Interstitial lymphoid pneumonia associated with common variable immunodeficiency

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    Gonzalo Peralta

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La neumonía intersticial linfoidea (NIL es una rara entidad, descripta como hiperplasia no neoplásica del tejido linfoide pulmonar y clasificada dentro de las enfermedades intersticiales idiopáticas. Se la ha descripto asociada a infección por HIV, fenómenos autoinmunes, hipergamaglobulinemia policlonal o menos frecuentemente a hipogammaglobulinemia. Presentamos una paciente de 66 años de edad con diabetes mellitus, síndrome de Sjögren e hipertensión arterial, derivada a nuestro centro por tos seca y disnea clase funcional II-III. En el examen físico presentaba rales tipo “velcro” bibasales y esplenomegalia. Los estudios de laboratorio evidenciaron plaquetopenia (50 000/mm³ e hipogammaglobulinemia; la tomografía axial computarizada (TAC de tórax mostró compromiso intersticial bibasal, con nódulos peribroncovasculares menores a un centímetro. Se realizó una videotoracoscopia con biopsia pulmonar, la anatomía patológica mostró hallazgos compatibles con neumonía intersticial linfoidea. Se inició tratamiento con metilprednisona 40 mg/día vía oral e infusión endovenosa de gammaglobulina 500 mg/kg, mensual, evolucionando con mejoría clínico-radiológica. Por persistencia de plaquetopenia, asociada a hiperesplenismo, se realizó esplenectomía con buena respuesta. En la anatomía patológica no se observo clonalidad linfoide.The interstitial lymphoid pneumonia (LIP is an uncommon disorder, described as non-neoplastic lung lymphoid tissue hyperplasia and classified as an interstitial lung disease. It has been described in association with HIV infection, autoimmune disorders, policlonal hypergammaglobulinemia and less frequently, with hypogammaglobulinemia. We report the case of a 66 year old female patient with a history of diabetes, Sjögren syndrome and hypertension. She was referred to our hospital due to a dry cough and dyspnea (FC II-III. The physical examination showed bilateral dry crackles and splenomegaly

  8. Acción de las olas sobre comunidades epibentónicas asociadas a raíces de Rhizophora mangle (Linnaeus

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    García R. Camilo B.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Se sugiere un nuevo método de censo para comunidades bentónicas sésiles que tiene en cuenta la epibiosis y la complejidad comunitaria. La distribución entre sitios y vertical de especies es examinada en sitios con alto y bajo oleaje. Se examina como el oleaje determina mecanismos como el reclutamiento y algunas interacciones bióticas. Se relacionan estos mecanismos con la distribución vertical de las especies en las porciones de la raíz de mangle que están en el intermareal y en el submareal. Se propone un esquema idealizado de distribución vertical de especies para sitios con alto y bajo oleaje. La dinámica a pequeña escala fue examinada en huecos naturales de la biota sésil en las raíces de manglar. La recolonización de los huecos fue examinada y se relacionó con la teoría. La supervivencia de adultos, reclutas, organismos solitarios y coloniales fue examinada experimentalmente. Con la información experimental de la recolonización de los huecos y la supervivencia se examinaron las propiedades comunitarias de las comunidades naturales asociadas
    con raíces de Rhizophora mangle. Se relacionaron las propiedades comunitarias con la hipótesis del distur-bio
    intermedio. Se examinó experimentalmente la sucesión haciendo énfasis en el reemplazo direccional de especies. Se presentan las características de las comunidades en sitios con alto y bajo oleaje.

  9. Why does a high-fat diet induce preeclampsia-like symptoms in pregnant rats?*

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    Jing Ge; Jun Wang; Dan Xue; Zhengsheng Zhu; Zhenyu Chen; Xiaoqiu Li; Dongfeng Su; Juan Du

    2013-01-01

    Changes in neurotransmitter levels in the brain play an important role in epilepsy-like attacks after pregnancy-induced preeclampsia-eclampsia. Metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 participates in the onset of lipid metabolism disorder-induced preeclampsia. Pregnant rats were fed with a high-fat diet for 20 days. Thus, these pregnant rats experienced preeclampsia-like syndromes such as tension and proteinuria. Simultaneously, metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 mRNA and protein ex-pressions were upregulated in the rat hippocampus. These findings indicate that increased sion of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 promotes the occurrence of high-fat diet-induced preec-lampsia in pregnant rats.

  10. The common variant rs11646213 is associated with preeclampsia in Han Chinese women.

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    Ji-peng Wan

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia, characterized by hypertension and proteinuria, is a multifactorial disease caused by complex interactions between environmental and genetic factors. A recent genome-wide association study of blood pressure reported an association between hypertension and rs11646213. This study evaluated the association between preeclampsia and rs11646213. METHODS: A total of 454 cases and 460 controls were recruited to participate in this study. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP rs11646213 was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction (PCR and direct sequencing. RESULTS: The allele frequency of rs11646213 was significantly different between the preeclampsia and control groups (P = 0.017, OR = 1.36, 95% CI = 1.06-1.76. Differences were particularly significant in the severe preeclampsia subgroup (P = 0.002, OR = 1.54, 95% CI = 1.17-2.03 and the early-onset preeclampsia subgroup (P = 0.004, OR = 1.57, 95% CI = 1.16-2.13. Genotyping analysis showed that the T allele of rs11646213 could confer a risk for preeclampsia, severe preeclampsia and early-onset preeclampsia. CONCLUSIONS: Rs11646213 upstream of the CDH13 gene is associated with preeclampsia in Han Chinese women.

  11. Preeclampsia-Eclampsia Adverse Outcomes Reduction: The Preeclampsia-Eclampsia Checklist

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    Oroma B. Nwanodi

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Globally, preeclampsia-eclampsia (PE-E is a major cause of puerperal intensive care unit admission, accounting for up to 10% of maternal deaths. PE-E primary prevention is possible. Antepartum low-dose aspirin prophylaxis, costing USD $10–24 can cut the incidence of PE-E in half. Antepartum low molecular weight heparin combined with low-dose aspirin prophylaxis can cut the incidence of early onset PE-E and fetuses that are small for their gestational age in half. Despite predictive antepartum models for PE-E prophylaxis, said prophylaxis is not routinely provided. Therefore, magnesium sulfate secondary prevention of eclampsia remains the globally recommended intervention. Implementation of a PE-E checklist is a continuous quality improvement (CQI tool facilitating appropriate antepartum PE-E prophylaxis and maternal care from the first trimester through the postpartum fourth trimester inter-partum interval. A novel clinical PE-E checklist and implementation strategy are presented below. CQI PE-E checklist implementation and appropriate PE-E prophylaxis provides clinicians and healthcare systems an opportunity to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. While CQI checklist implementation may be a tedious ongoing process requiring healthcare team resiliency, improved healthcare outcomes are well worth the effort.

  12. Preeclampsia-Eclampsia Adverse Outcomes Reduction: The Preeclampsia-Eclampsia Checklist.

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    Nwanodi, Oroma B

    2016-01-01

    Globally, preeclampsia-eclampsia (PE-E) is a major cause of puerperal intensive care unit admission, accounting for up to 10% of maternal deaths. PE-E primary prevention is possible. Antepartum low-dose aspirin prophylaxis, costing USD $10-24 can cut the incidence of PE-E in half. Antepartum low molecular weight heparin combined with low-dose aspirin prophylaxis can cut the incidence of early onset PE-E and fetuses that are small for their gestational age in half. Despite predictive antepartum models for PE-E prophylaxis, said prophylaxis is not routinely provided. Therefore, magnesium sulfate secondary prevention of eclampsia remains the globally recommended intervention. Implementation of a PE-E checklist is a continuous quality improvement (CQI) tool facilitating appropriate antepartum PE-E prophylaxis and maternal care from the first trimester through the postpartum fourth trimester inter-partum interval. A novel clinical PE-E checklist and implementation strategy are presented below. CQI PE-E checklist implementation and appropriate PE-E prophylaxis provides clinicians and healthcare systems an opportunity to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. While CQI checklist implementation may be a tedious ongoing process requiring healthcare team resiliency, improved healthcare outcomes are well worth the effort. PMID:27417614

  13. Insuficiencia renal aguda asociada a picadura de abeja africanizada

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    Verny Huertas-Franco

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un adulto mayor diabético tipo 2, que sufrió un ataque masivo de abejas africanizadas, y llegó a la sala de emergencias tres horas después del inicio del ataque. El paciente presentó insuficiencia renal aguda por combinación de factores, y se recuperó con tratamiento de diálisis temprana. Se discuten los problemas que refieren estos pacientes, y cuál sería el manejo ideal de tales casos.

  14. Fracturas costales múltiples asociadas a tos

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    Martín Bosio; Pablo Young; Bárbara C. Finn; Juan C. Spina; Silvia A. Quadrelli; Felipe J. Chertcoff

    2008-01-01

    La tos es un frecuente motivo de consulta en la práctica ambulatoria. Aunque generalmente es autolimitada, cuando es crónica e intensa puede ser causa de complicaciones como síncope, neumotórax o más raramente fracturas costales. Presentamos un paciente con fracturas costales múltiples inducidas por la tos. El diagnóstico fue confirmado por un centellograma solicitado luego de la sospecha clínica debida a la intensidad y persistencia del dolor y a pesar de no mostrar alteraciones en las radio...

  15. ALTERATIONS OF SERUM URIC ACID CONCETRATIONS IN PREECLAMPSIA

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    T.Sharmila Krishna

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy increase maternal and fetal risk. Preeclampsia is characterised by hypertension and proteinuria. Increased uric acid is a key clinical feature of preeclampsia; higher levels correlate with significant maternal and fetal morbid ity and mortality. The present study was undertaken to estimate serum uric acid , the end product of purine cata bolism, in clinically diagnose d preeclamptic women (n=30 and the values were compared with that of normotensive pregnant women (n=30 ,aged 18-30yrs. All of them were in their third trimester and primigravida. Serum uric acid le vels were measured by spec trophotometry. We observed that serum uric acid levels were increased significantly when compared with that of normotensive pregnant women (p value < 0.000.

  16. Aortic dissection accompanied by preeclampsia in a postpartum young woman

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    Park, Jin-Wan; Kim, Su-Mi; Yu, Gyu-Bong

    2016-01-01

    Aortic dissection is very rare in obstetrics, but it is a fatal disease. A 37-weeks primigravida woman with dyspnea and pitting edema presented to our emergency room. The patient was diagnosed with preeclampsia and underwent an emergency cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. The patient complained of severe dyspnea after the cesarean section, and the chest computed tomography scan was done. With the finding of aortic dissection, cardiopulmonary arrest occurred 5 hours after the cesarean section, and the patient died without reaction to cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. If a patient with preeclampsia complains of severe dyspnea or chest pain, aortic dissection needs to be suspected and a diagnosis should not be delayed. PMID:27668205

  17. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Treatment.

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    Frank Carlos Alvarez Li

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Treatment. This disease is part of a group of conditions known as hypertensive disease in pregnancy that have in common the existence of high blood pressure. This document includes a review and update of the main clinical aspects, concepts, classification and treatment stressing the use of drugs that cause hypotension and magnesium sulphate. It includes assessment guidelines focused on the most important aspects to be accomplished.

  18. Placental histopathology in preeclampsia and outcome of the offspring

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    Vinnars, Marie-Therese

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    Preeclampsia (PE) is a major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The maternal symptoms are diverse and the neonates are often born premature and growth-restricted. Today the survival of premature infants has increased, but the neonatal complications including morbidity and long-term developmental deficits are still common. The etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms in PE are still not known, but it seems as if a central part of the pathogenesis is associated with ...

  19. Preeclampsia – will Orphan Drug Status facilitate innovative biological therapies?

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    Sinuhe eHahn

    2015-01-01

    It is generally accepted that development of novel therapies to treat pregnancy-relates disorders, such as preeclampsia, is hampered to the paucity of research funding. Hence, it is with great interest to become aware of at least three novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of this disorder, exploiting either the anticoagulant activity of antithrombin, the free radical scavenging activity of alpha-1-microglobulin, or the regenerative capacity of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells...

  20. Preeclampsia – Will Orphan Drug Status Facilitate Innovative Biological Therapies?

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    Hahn, Sinuhe

    2015-01-01

    It is generally accepted that the development of novel therapies to treat pregnancy-related disorders, such as preeclampsia, is hampered by the paucity of research funding. Hence, it is with great interest to become aware of at least three novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of this disorder: exploiting either the anticoagulant activity of antithrombin, the free radical scavenging activity of alpha-1-microglobulin, or the regenerative capacity of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem c...

  1. Periodontal intervention effects on pregnancy outcomes in women with preeclampsia.

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    Julián A. Herrera

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the efficacy of periodontal intervention on pregnancy outcome in mild preeclamptic women. Methods: A sample of 60 pregnant women with mild preeclampsia (blood pressure levels 300 mg/l in 24 hours urine from the Hospital Universitario del Valle (Cali, Colombia was included to the study. Preeclamptic women were randomized in two groups, one with periodontal intervention (PIG, N=28 and another in which the periodontal intervention was practiced after childbirth (NPIG, N=32. Maternal socio-demographic, medical and periodontal data were obtained. PIG included patients in which supragingival and subgingival cleaning within ultrasonic and manual devices were performed after study inclusion. The progression from mild to severe preeclampsia, eclampsia or HELLP syndrome, the number of days of clinical stability and the percentile of birth-weight adjusted for gestational age were evaluated in both groups. Results: Most of the patients (60% were multigravids. Gestational age at inclusion was 31.8±1.6 weeks. Chronic periodontitis was a frequent finding (61.7%. Social, demographic, medical and periodontal conditions were similar between both groups. Disease progression to severe preeclampsia, eclampsia or HELLP syndrome was also similar (89.2% PIG versus 84.4%, p=0.65 (OR=1.06 IC 95% 0.87-1.29, p=0.65. Days of clinical stability were similar between the groups (median 10 days , range 1-46, PIG versus 12 days, range 1-59, p=0.57 and the percentile of birth weight adjusted with gestational age had no differences between the groups (median percentil 50 range 5-90 PIG versus percentil 55 range 5-95, p=0.73. Conclusion: Periodontal intervention does not seem to harm the health, the severity or alter the frequency on maternal complications in mild preeclampsia subjects.

  2. Periodontal intervention effects on pregnancy outcomes in women with preeclampsia.

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    Julián A. Herrera; Santiago Vélez Medina; Rodolfo Molano; Virna Medina; Javier E. Botero; Beatriz Parra; Adolfo Contreras

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    Objective: To determine the efficacy of periodontal intervention on pregnancy outcome in mild preeclamptic women. Methods: A sample of 60 pregnant women with mild preeclampsia (blood pressure levels 300 mg/l in 24 hours urine) from the Hospital Universitario del Valle (Cali, Colombia) was included to the study. Preeclamptic women were randomized in two groups, one with periodontal intervention (PIG, N=28) and another in which the periodontal intervention was pra...

  3. Preeclampsia: long-term consequences for vascular health

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    Amaral LM; Cunningham Jr MW; Cornelius DC; LaMarca B

    2015-01-01

    Lorena M Amaral, Mark W Cunningham Jr, Denise C Cornelius, Babbette LaMarca Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA Abstract: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific syndrome and one of the leading causes of preterm birth, neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. This disease is characterized by new onset hypertension usually in the third trimester of pregnancy and is sometimes associated with proteinuria, although proteinuria is not a r...

  4. Periodontal intervention effects on pregnancy outcomes in women with preeclampsia

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    Julián A. Herrera M

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    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the efficacy of periodontal intervention on pregnancy outcome in mild preeclamptic women.Methods: A sample of 60 pregnant women with mild preeclampsia (blood pressure levels 300 mg/l in 24 hours urine from the Hospital Universitario del Valle (Cali, Colombia was included to the study. Preeclamptic women were randomized in two groups, one with periodontal intervention (PIG, N=28 and another in which the periodontal intervention was practiced after childbirth (NPIG, N=32. Maternal socio-demographic, medical and periodontal data were obtained. PIG included patients in which supragingival and subgingival cleaning within ultrasonic and manual devices were performed after study inclusion. The progression from mild to severe preeclampsia, eclampsia or HELLP syndrome, the number of days of clinical stability and the percentile of birth-weight adjusted for gestational age were evaluated in both groups.Results: Most of the patients (60% were multigravids. Gestational age at inclusion was 31.8±1.6 weeks. Chronic periodontitis was a frequent finding (61.7%. Social, demographic, medical and periodontal conditions were similar between both groups. Disease progression to severe preeclampsia, eclampsia or HELLP syndrome was also similar (89.2% PIG versus 84.4%, p=0.65 (OR=1.06 IC 95% 0.87-1.29, p=0.65. Days of clinical stability were similar between the groups (median 10 days , range 1-46, PIG versus 12 days, range 1-59, p=0.57 and the percentile of birth weight adjusted with gestational age had no differences between the groups (median percentil 50 range 5-90 PIG versus percentil 55 range 5-95, p=0.73.Conclusion: Periodontal intervention does not seem to harm the health, the severity or alter the frequency on maternal complications in mild preeclampsia subjects.

  5. Periodontal intervention effects on pregnancy outcomes in women with preeclampsia

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    Julián A. Herrera M; Santiago Vélez-Medina; Rodolfo Molano; Virna Medina; Javier E. Botero; Beatriz Parra; Adolfo Contreras

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    Objective: To determine the efficacy of periodontal intervention on pregnancy outcome in mild preeclamptic women.Methods: A sample of 60 pregnant women with mild preeclampsia (blood pressure levels 300 mg/l in 24 hours urine) from the Hospital Universitario del Valle (Cali, Colombia) was included to the study. Preeclamptic women were randomized in two groups, one with periodontal intervention (PIG, N=28) and another in which the periodontal intervention was practiced after childbirth (NPIG, N...

  6. The relationship between maternal blood group and preeclampsia

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    Manjunatha S.

    2015-12-01

    Conclusions: The present study indicates that AB blood group have the highest risk of developing preeclampsia. AB blood group is associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events this may be the cause of increased incidence of PIH in this group. Thus attention should be given to the AB blood group pregnant women in order to prevent the PIH. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2015; 4(6.000: 1749-1752

  7. Decidual Hemostasis, Inflammation, and Angiogenesis in Pre-Eclampsia

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    Lockwood, Charles J.; Huang, S. J.; Krikun, Graciela; Caze, Rebeca; Rahman, Mizanur; Buchwalder, Lynn F.; Schatz, Frederick

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    Invasion of the decidua by extravascular trophoblasts (EVTs) is accompanied by thrombin generation from decidual cell (DC) -expressed tissue factor (TF). This TF protects against hemorrhage as EVTs breach capillaries and subsequently invade and remodel spiral arteries and arterioles. Pre-eclampsia (P-EC) is the world’s leading cause of fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. It is associated with decidual hemorrhage and maternal thrombophilias, which form excess thrombin from DCs, and wit...

  8. Fracturas costales múltiples asociadas a tos

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    Martín Bosio

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available La tos es un frecuente motivo de consulta en la práctica ambulatoria. Aunque generalmente es autolimitada, cuando es crónica e intensa puede ser causa de complicaciones como síncope, neumotórax o más raramente fracturas costales. Presentamos un paciente con fracturas costales múltiples inducidas por la tos. El diagnóstico fue confirmado por un centellograma solicitado luego de la sospecha clínica debida a la intensidad y persistencia del dolor y a pesar de no mostrar alteraciones en las radiografías convencionales. Un centellograma de control a los 5 meses mostró desaparición de los focos hipercaptantes. Las fracturas costales múltiples son una complicación infrecuente de la tos que debería considerarse cuando el dolor torácico es intenso y persistente aun con radiografía de tórax o parrilla costal normal.Multiple rib fractures associated with cough

  9. Psicosis asociada a megacisterna magna Psychosis associated to megacisterna magna

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    M. Langarica

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available La megacisterna magna es una malformación de las estructuras de la línea media cerebral, que existe a lo largo de un continuo con la hipoplasia cerebelar (variante de Dandy-Walker y la agenesia cerebelar (síndrome de Dandy-Walker. Actualmente los trastornos psicóticos, y la esquizofrenia en particular, son conceptualizados como trastornos del neurodesarrollo. Presentamos el caso de un paciente con un trastorno psicótico, de tipo delirante, y una megacisterna magna. Se trata del primer caso documentado donde coexiste esta asociación, y se sugiere que tanto el trastorno psicótico como la megacisterna magna pueden ser expresión de la misma anomalía del neurodesarrollo.Megacisterna magna is a developmental malformation of the middle-line brain structures, which exists along a continuum with cerebellum hypoplasia (Dandy-Walker variant and cerebellum agenesia (Dandy-Walker syndrome. Psychotic disorders, and particularly schizophrenia, are now conceptualised as disorders of neurodevelopment. We report on a patient who presented a psychotic disorder (delusional type, and mega cisterna magna. This is the first report of such an association, and it is suggested that both the psychotic disorder and the mega cisterna magna may be the expression of a single underlying neurodevelopment abnormality.

  10. Serum TFAR19 Activity in Preeclampsia Patients%子痫前期患者血清中 TFAR19活性研究

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    仇秋明; 赵英伦

    2015-01-01

    preeclampsia patients,mild preeclampsia patients,and healthy con-trols were 43.56±2.93,33.38±2.32 and 23.63±2.94,respectively.The TFAR19 activity in each group was statistically significant difference (F = 10.65,P <0.01).Compared with healthy controls,the TFAR19 activity in severe preeclampsia group (q=6.384,P <0.001),mild preeclampsia group (q = 3.478,P =0.016)was statistically significant difference.The TFAR19 activity in preeclampsia patients subgroups (severe preeclampsia group,mild preeclampsia group)was statistically significant difference (q = 2.993,P = 0.037).Age between each groups was no-statistically significant difference (F =0.091,P =0.913).Gestation age and neonatal weight betweeneach groups was statistically significant difference (F=4.37, P =0.016;F=35.06,P <0.001).Conclusion The increase of TFAR19 could promote apoptosis,participating the occur-rence of preeclampsia.The content of TFAR19 could be increased with the severity of the preeclampsia.

  11. Haptoglobin phenotype, preeclampsia risk and the efficacy of vitamin C and E supplementation to prevent preeclampsia in a racially diverse population.

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    Tracey L Weissgerber

    Full Text Available Haptoglobin's (Hp antioxidant and pro-angiogenic properties differ between the 1-1, 2-1, and 2-2 phenotypes. Hp phenotype affects cardiovascular disease risk and treatment response to antioxidant vitamins in some non-pregnant populations. We previously demonstrated that preeclampsia risk was doubled in white Hp 2-1 women, compared to Hp 1-1 women. Our objectives were to determine whether we could reproduce this finding in a larger cohort, and to determine whether Hp phenotype influences lack of efficacy of antioxidant vitamins in preventing preeclampsia and serious complications of pregnancy-associated hypertension (PAH. This is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial in which 10,154 low-risk women received daily vitamin C and E, or placebo, from 9-16 weeks gestation until delivery. Hp phenotype was determined in the study prediction cohort (n = 2,393 and a case-control cohort (703 cases, 1,406 controls. The primary outcome was severe PAH, or mild or severe PAH with elevated liver enzymes, elevated serum creatinine, thrombocytopenia, eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, medically indicated preterm birth or perinatal death. Preeclampsia was a secondary outcome. Odds ratios were estimated by logistic regression. Sampling weights were used to reduce bias from an overrepresentation of women with preeclampsia or the primary outcome. There was no relationship between Hp phenotype and the primary outcome or preeclampsia in Hispanic, white/other or black women. Vitamin supplementation did not reduce the risk of the primary outcome or preeclampsia in women of any phenotype. Supplementation increased preeclampsia risk (odds ratio 3.30; 95% confidence interval 1.61-6.82, p<0.01 in Hispanic Hp 2-2 women. Hp phenotype does not influence preeclampsia risk, or identify a subset of women who may benefit from vitamin C and E supplementation to prevent preeclampsia.

  12. Paquimeningitis hipertrófica, glomerulonefritis y vasculitis de pequeños vasos asociada a ANCA Hypertrophic pachymeningitis, glomerulonephritis and P-ANCA associated small vessel vasculitis

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    Octavio Mazzocchi

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available La paquimeningitis hipertrófica es una enfermedad poco frecuente caracterizada por engrosamiento de la duramadre. Presentamos una paciente con esta enfermedad que se manifestó con cefalea crónica y en la que concomitantemente se evidenció una glomerulonefritis necrotizante extracapilar pauciinmune asociada a anticuerpos anticitoplasma de neutrófilos de patrón perinuclear (ANCA-P. El diagnóstico se estableció por resonancia nuclear magnética. Recibió tratamiento inmunosupresor con prednisona y ciclofosfamida con evolución favorable.Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is a very unusual disease, the main characteristic of which is thickening of the dura mater. We describe a patient who started this illness showing chronic headache and pauci-immune necrotizing extracapillary perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (P-ANCA associated glomerulonephritis. The diagnosis was made by brain magnetic resonance image. She received immunosuppressant therapy with prednisonel and cyclophosphamide with clinical improvement.

  13. Altered Fetal Head Growth in Preeclampsia: a Retrospective Cohort Proof of Concept Study

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    David Paul Eviston

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundPreeclampsia is associated with fetal growth restriction and low birth weights. Neurotrophins, which mediate neuronal growth and development, are also increased in the placenta and cord blood in preeclampsia. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine whether fetal head growth is altered in preeclampsia, adjusting for growth restriction and other confounding variables.MethodsThis research included a retrospective cohort study, looking at fetal head circumference at birth, plus a case control study examining fetal head circumference at mid-gestation.The head circumference at birth analysis consisted of 14,607 pregnancies (preeclampsia=382, control=14,225, delivered between 7/2006-6/2012 at Nepean Hospital, Australia. Head circumference at birth, in addition to other maternal and fetal variables, was sourced from the Nepean Obstetric Database.The head circumference at mid-gestation study consisted of 756 pregnancies (preeclampsia=248, control=508, delivered within the same data collection period at Nepean Hospital. Head circumference at mid-gestation was retrieved from an earlier ultrasound scan.Exclusion criteria included >1 fetus, illegal drug use, alcohol consumption, chronic or gestational hypertension.Generalised linear models (GLM were used to analyse fetal head circumference in preeclampsia versus controls, adjusting for confounding variables.ResultsHead circumference increased at a greater rate in preeclampsia versus controls, adjusted for gestation, fetal gender, birth weight and length, smoking, maternal BMI and growth restriction. At mid-gestation, there was no difference in head circumference between preeclampsia and controls.ConclusionsFor the first time, this research has suggested increased fetal head growth in preeclampsia, adjusted for confounders. This finding may be explained by altered fetal exposure to neurotrophins in preeclampsia. The long term neurodevelopmental consequences of preeclampsia remains unclear.

  14. Caracterización del canal epitelial de sodio en sinciciotrofoblasto de placenta humana preeclamptica Characterization of the epithelial sodium channel in human pre-eclampsia syncytiotrophoblast

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    Silvana del Mónaco; Yanina Assef; Alicia Damiano; Elsa Zotta; Cristina Ibarra; Basilio A. Kotsias

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    El sinciciotrofoblasto (SCT) de placenta humana regula la transferencia de solutos y agua entre la sangre fetal y materna. En el presente trabajo observamos que el canal de sodio ENaC (asociado a cuadros como el síndrome de Liddle y pseudohipoaldosteronismo) está presente en la membrana apical del SCT y que la subunidad a del canal tiene una expresión reducida en placentas con hipertensión gestacional (preeclampsia). Realizamos estudios a nivel de expresión de ARN (RT-PCR) y a nivel proteico ...

  15. Morphological Characteristics of Placental Complex in Pregnant Women without Complications in Pregnancy and in the Presence of Severe Preeclampsia

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    Umbetov, Turakbai Zh.; Berdalinova, Akzhenis K.; Tusupkalieyv, Akylbek B.; Koishybayev, Arip K.; Zharilkasynov, Karaman Ye.

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    According to the WHO data, preeclampsia develops during late pregnancy in 2-8% of women. Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, therefore, the study of the morphological features of placental complex, taking into account gestational complications in postpartum women with severe preeclampsia is an important…

  16. Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP) in early pregnancy is associated with development of preeclampsia in type 1 diabetes

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    Nielsen, Lene Ringholm; Pedersen-Bjergaard, Ulrik; Thorsteinsson, Birger;

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    The vasoactive markers of cardiac overload Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP) and Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) are elevated in preeclampsia. This study documents higher ANP concentrations as early as at 9 weeks in type 1 diabetic women subsequently developing preeclampsia suggesting...... that preeclampsia is associated with cardiovascular changes in early pregnancy....

  17. The therapeutic potential of antioxidants, ER chaperones, NO and H2S donors, and statins for treatment of preeclampsia

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    TerezaCindrova-Davies

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    Preeclampsia is a complex multifactorial disease. Placental oxidative stress, a result of deficient spiral artery remodeling, plays an important role in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. Antiangiogenic factors secreted from malperfused placenta are instrumental in mediating maternal endothelial dysfunction and consequent symptoms of preeclampsia; the mechanism is likely to involve increased ET-1 secretion and reduced NO bioavailability. Therapeutic interventions so far remain only experi...

  18. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Oxidized LDL) and the risk of preeclampsia.

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    Qiu, C; Phung, T T T; Vadachkoria, S; Muy-Rivera, M; Sanchez, S E; Williams, M A

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    Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. In a case-control study of 99 women with preeclampsia and 99 controls, we assessed maternal plasma oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxidized LDL) in relation to preeclampsia risk. Logistic regression procedures were used to derive odds ratios (OR) and 95 % confidence intervals (CI). Plasma oxidized LDL was determined using enzyme immunoassay. Maternal plasma oxidized LDL was significantly positively correlated with lipids in both cases and controls. After adjusting for nulliparity, pre-pregnancy body mass index, physical inactivity, family history of chronic hypertension and plasma vitamin C concentrations, women who had elevated oxidized LDL concentrations ( > or = 50 U/l) experienced a 2.9-fold increased risk of preeclampsia when compared with women having lower oxidized LDL concentrations (95 % CI 1.4-5.9). The risk of preeclampsia was markedly increased in women who had both elevated oxidized LDL and elevated triglyceride concentrations (OR=8.9, 95 % CI 3.1-26.2). Women with both elevated oxidized LDL and low vitamin C concentrations experienced a 9.8-fold increased risk of preeclampsia (95 % CI 3.0-32.2). Our results confirm the role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Prospective studies are needed to determine if elevated oxidized LDL concentrations can predict the occurrence of preeclampsia.

  19. From Glomerular Endothelium to Podocyte Pathobiology in Preeclampsia : a Paradigm Shift

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    Turner, Rosanne J.; Bloemenkamp, Kitty W M; Penning, Marlies E.; Bruijn, Jan Anthonie; Baelde, Hans J.

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    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific syndrome characterized by renal dysfunction and high blood pressure. When evaluated with light microscopy, the renal lesion of preeclampsia is marked by endothelial cell swelling and the appearance of bloodless glomeruli. However, regarding the pathobiology of re

  20. Severe preeclampsia cured by heparin in a patient with twin-twin transfusion syndrome

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    CHU Hong-nü; ZHOU Cai-yun

    2007-01-01

    @@ Heparin therapy for preeclampsia has been reported frequently.1-3 Most of the authors used heparin to prevent thrombosis and achieved good results. But its mechanism is not clear.4 Here we describe a case of severe early-onset preeclampsia complicated with hypercoagulable state, fetal growth restriction, and twin-twin transfusion syndrome, that responded well to heparin.

  1. Prostasin gene polymorphism at rs12597511 is associated with severe preeclampsia in Chinese Han women

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    Luo Dong; Zhang Yanyan; Bai Yi; Liu Xijing; Gong Yunhui; Zhou Bin; Zhang Lin

    2014-01-01

    Background Preeclampsia,characterized by hypertension and proteinuria,is a multifactorial disease associated with shallow invasion of trophoblast cells and inadequate spiral artery remodeling.Trophoblast and tumor cells have similar invasion mechanism.Prostasin is closely related to tumor development,invasion and metastasis and influences blood pressure through activating epithelial sodium channel.The effect of prostasin on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia remains unclear.This study investigated the association of prostasin gene at rs12597511 with severe preeclampsia.Methods A single nucleotide polymorphism,rs12597511,was tested with polymerase chain reaction and restrictionfragment length polymorphism analyses in 179 severe preeclampsia patients and 222 normal pregnant women.Results The frequencies of TC + CC genotypes were significantly higher in severe preeclampsia group compared with in control group (the adjusted odds ratio was 2.030,95% confidence interval 1.195-3.449,P=0.009).The C allele of rs12597511 was present significantly more often among women with severe preeclampsia (P=0.001).Genotyping analysis showed that the C allele of rs12597511 could confer a risk for severe preeclampsia.Conclusion The higher frequency of C allele of prostasin gene at rs12597511 is associated with severe preeclampsia.

  2. Increased urinary orosomucoid excretion predicts preeclampsia in pregnant women with pregestational type 1 diabetes

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    We evaluated the urinary orosomucoid excretion (UOE) as a biomarker of preeclampsia and preterm delivery in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes.......We evaluated the urinary orosomucoid excretion (UOE) as a biomarker of preeclampsia and preterm delivery in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes....

  3. Preeclampsia in autologous and oocyte donation pregnancy: is there a different pathophysiology?

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    Lashley, Lisa E E L O; Buurma, Aletta; Swings, Godelieve M J S; Eikmans, Michael; Anholts, Jacqueline D H; Bakker, Jaap A; Claas, Frans H J

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    Oocyte donation (OD) is a specific method of artificial reproductive technology that is accompanied by a higher risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy. The pathophysiological mechanism underlying preeclampsia in OD pregnancies is thought to differ from preeclampsia in autologous pregnancies. As preeclampsia in autologous pregnancies is suggested to be associated with complement activation, we studied C4d deposition, circulating complement components and placental complement regulatory proteins in preeclamptic OD pregnancies. Women with uncomplicated and preeclamptic pregnancies after OD or spontaneous conception were selected. We stained the placentas for C4d, marker for complement activation, measured complement factors C1q, C3 and C4 in maternal sera and quantified the placental mRNA expression of complement regulatory proteins CD46, CD55 and CD59. A significantly (p preeclampsia compared with uncomplicated pregnancies, both OD and autologous. The level of complement factors in serum did not differ between the groups. Children born in the autologous preeclampsia group were significantly lower in birth weight (p preeclampsia pregnancies, there is excessive activation of complement in preeclamptic OD pregnancies. However, in contrast to autologous pregnancies this is not associated with counterbalancing upregulation of complement regulatory proteins. Furthermore, C4d deposition in OD pregnancies is not related to the severity of preeclampsia, suggesting another trigger or regulatory mechanism of placental C4d deposition in preeclamptic OD pregnancies.

  4. Clinical risk factors for gestational hypertensive disorders in pregnant women at high risk for developing preeclampsia

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    Wong, Tsz Y.; Groen, Henk; Faas, Marijke M.; van Pampus, Maria G.

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    Objectives: To evaluate clinical risk factors for the development of gestational hypertensive disorders in a group of pregnant women at high risk for developing preeclampsia. Secondly we evaluated the incidence and recurrence rate of preeclampsia and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Study design: A p

  5. Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Haplotypes Are Associated with Preeclampsia in Maya Mestizo Women

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    Lizbeth Díaz-Olguín

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a specific disease of pregnancy and believed to have a genetic component. The aim of this study was to investigate if three polymorphisms in eNOS or their haplotypes are associated with preeclampsia in Maya mestizo women.

  6. History of preeclampsia is not associated with an increased risk of thyroid dysfunction

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    Dekker, Ruth R.; Jochemsen, B.M.; van Pampus, M.G.; Santema, J.G.; Roozendaal, C.; Groen, H.; Links, T.P.; van Doormaal, J.J.

    2010-01-01

    Objective. We evaluated the thyroid function in women with a history of preeclampsia and/or HELLP syndrome at least 2 years after delivery. Design. Observational retrospective study. Setting. University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. Population. Women with a history of preeclampsia and/o

  7. Relationship between renal histology and plasma antithrombin III activity in women with early onset preeclampsia.

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    Weiner, C P; Bonsib, S M

    1990-04-01

    Renal biopsy was performed in 12 women with the clinical diagnosis of severe, early-onset preeclampsia at the time of cesarean delivery for the express purpose of aiding future counseling on the risk of recurrence. The mean gestation at delivery was 30 +/- 3 weeks. The mean birthweight was 1090 +/- 505 gm. Four women (33%) were multiparous. Antithrombin III activity was determined immediately prior to delivery unrelated to clinical care and as part of other protocols. The biopsy was performed without difficulty in each, although the sample was inadequate in one patient. The clinical diagnosis of preeclampsia was confirmed in nine (82%). However, three of the nine had underlying renal disease, as did the two women without histologic evidence of preeclampsia (42% of the total). Correlations between laboratory parameters with the histopathologic diagnoses were sought. Neither uric acid, creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, platelet count, or 24-hour urinary protein measurements aided the differentiation of the various subgroups. Antithrombin III activity in women with biopsy-supported preeclampsia (77% +/- 12%) was significantly lower than that in women without histologic evidence of preeclampsia (116% +/- 8%). Antithrombin III activity correctly predicted biopsy findings in at least 9 of 11 (82%). These preliminary findings confirm the high frequency of underlying disease in women with early-onset preeclampsia. Although low antithrombin III activity does not differentiate between "pure" preeclampsia and superimposed disease, a normal antithrombin III activity is reassuring and more consistent with a nonpreeclamptic renal complication than with preeclampsia.

  8. Follow up of intima-media thickness after severe early-onset preeclampsia

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    Blaauw, Judith; Souwer, Esteban T D; Coffeng, Sophie M; Smit, Andries J; van Doormaal, Jasper J; Faas, Marijke M; van Pampus, Maria G

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Early-onset preeclampsia is associated with premature cardiovascular disease. We previously demonstrated that femoral intima-media thickness (IMT) and markers of cardiovascular disease were increased in women 1 year after early-onset preeclampsia. The current study measured (progression o

  9. Sex Ratio and Twinning in Women with Hyperemesis or Pre-eclampsia

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    Basso, Olga; Olsen, Jørn

    2001-01-01

    We examined twinning and fetal gender in births of women with a hospital diagnosis of pre-eclampsia or hyperemesis. We also investigated sex ratio in infants whose mothers had had hyperemesis or pre-eclampsia in a different pregnancy. From all the hospitalized cases in Denmark between 1980 and 1996...... we extracted 6,227 births with hyperemesis and 24,764 with pre-eclampsia. Twins were more frequent in pregnancies with either condition. The male to female sex ratio was 1.04 (95%CI = 1.02-1.05) in the reference population, 0.87 (95% CI = 0.82-0.91) in births with hyperemesis, and 1.10 (95% CI = 1.......07-1.12) in births with pre-eclampsia. Women with pre-eclampsia had slightly more males also in non-affected pregnancies....

  10. Plasma concentration of atrial natriuretic peptide in normal pregnant women and in pregnant women with preeclampsia

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    Mikkelsen, A L; Schütten, G; Asping, U;

    1991-01-01

    Plasma concentration of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was determined in pregnant women with preeclampsia, in normal pregnant and in nonpregnant women by a specific radioimmunoassay. Results did not show important differences between nonpregnant controls and normal pregnant women, but a signifi......Plasma concentration of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) was determined in pregnant women with preeclampsia, in normal pregnant and in nonpregnant women by a specific radioimmunoassay. Results did not show important differences between nonpregnant controls and normal pregnant women......, but a significant rise was seen in women with preeclampsia compared to nonpregnant controls. Marked interindividual variation was found in all three groups. The mechanism of ANP release may differ between those women with normal pregnancy and those with preeclampsia. It is unclear whether the increased level of ANP...... in preeclampsia is an effect or a cause of the disease....

  11. Subfecundity as a correlate of preeclampsia: A study within the Danish National Birth Cohort

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    Basso, Olga; Weinberg, Clarice R.; Baird, Donna D.;

    2003-01-01

    A long interpregnancy interval is associated with preeclampsia. If some women experiencing a long interval between births had difficulty conceiving, subfecundity and preeclampsia may share a common etiology. Therefore, the authors examined the association between subfecundity and preeclampsia....... By using interview data collected during the second trimester of pregnancy (1998–2001) from women participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort, they identified 20,034 and 24,698 singleton livebirths to primiparous and multiparous women, respectively, for whom preeclampsia information was available...... from hospital birth records. Among women with no known hypertension, the authors estimated a higher risk of preeclampsia in those with longer times to pregnancy (TTPs), after adjustment for maternal age, prepregnancy body mass index, and smoking. Compared with primiparas who became pregnant right away...

  12. Elevated serum inflammatory markers and preeclampsia: Results from a large national cohort study

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    Taylor, Brandie D; Tang, Gong; Ness, Roberta B;

    2015-01-01

    significantly increased risk of preeclampsia. IL-1beta levels above the LOD showed a decreased risk of preeclampsia (OR 0.55, 95% CI 0.3-1.01). CONCLUSIONS: Elevated inflammatory markers in early pregnancy may be markers of subclinical disease and/or may be involved in pathogenesis. As these relationships......OBJECTIVES: As inflammation has been associated with preeclampsia in cross-sectional analyses, we examined the relationship between inflammatory markers and preeclampsia in early pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study of 409 preeclamptic women and 297 normotensive controls...... with primiparous singleton pregnancies enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort at a median gestation of 16 weeks. Preeclampsia was defined by blood pressure ⩾140/90mmHg and proteinuria ⩾3g/24h. Inflammatory markers included interleukin (IL)-6, IL-6 receptor, IL-4, IL-4 receptor, IL-5, IL-12, IL-2, TNF...

  13. Estructura espacial y estacional de la comunidad de hongos asociada al abrigo de hojas muertas de Espeletia grandiflora H & B en el páramo El Granizo, Monserrate - Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Anacona Chicangana Amalfy; Sabogal Sandra Patricia

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    RESUMENSe caracterizó la comunidad de hongos asociada a la necromasa de Espeletia grandiflora, segúnlas siguientes variables: Grado de descomposición de la necromasa, segmentos foliares,tamaño de la planta y época climática. El muestreo se realizó durante los meses marzo - abril(seca-húmeda), agosto (seca) y octubre (húmeda) del año 2001. Las muestras de roseta y denecromasa a diferentes alturas con respecto al suelo (distribución vertical), fueron subdivididasen secciones foliares (distribuc...

  14. Variables psicosociales asociadas al intento suicida, ideación suicida y suicidio en jóvenes

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    Mildred Alexandra Vianchá Pinzón

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es reflexionar en torno a la relación entre ideación suicida, acto sui - cida, suicidio en jóvenes y variables psicosociales, consideradas por diferentes autores como facto - res de riesgo con base en los estudios realizados durante la última década en español. Para la revi - sión se consultaron las siguientes bases de datos: Dialnet, Redalyc, Scielo y Proquest. A partir de lo anterior se establecieron como predictores: suici - dio, ideación suicida, intento suicida y factores de riesgo. Con respecto a la inclusión de los artículos analizados se tuvo en cuenta que fueran artícu - los empíricos con población joven. Los estudios concentran su atención en la caracterización del fenómeno en los jóvenes latinoamericanos identi - ficando variables psicosociales asociadas como los problemas interpersonales en el contexto escolar, variables psicológicas, las exposición a situaciones de violencia intrafamiliar y abuso sexual, y final - mente los estilos y estrategias de afrontamiento desarrollados por los jóvenes. Se concluye que el suicidio es un fenómeno multicausal (Cabra, In - fante & Sossa, 2010 que va en aumento con la aparición de problemáticas propias de la sociedad actual, tales como el acoso escolar, los trastornos alimentarios, el abuso sexual y el maltrato. Cabe resaltar, que la población más vulnerable a este tipo de problemas siguen siendo los niños y los jó - venes (Barrera, Ordóñez, Palacios & Peña, 2007, lo que exige a los profesionales en salud mental generar estrategias de intervención orientadas a la identificación y prevención de las mismas.

  15. Patología oral asociada a la sequedad bucal

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    A. Blanco Carrión

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    Full Text Available El síndrome de boca seca es un importante problema de salud ya que ocasiona intensas alteraciones funcionales y lesiones orales de carácter orgánico. Las alteraciones funcionales son las primeras en aparecer. Existe una dificultad en la masticación, deglución, fonación y alteración en la captación del gusto. Estos problemas pueden desencadenar cambios en la alimentación e incluso comprometer el estado nutricional. Las lesiones orales de carácter orgánico provocan una alteración de la mucosa oral, aparece brillante, seca, eritematosa, sensible, friable y, en ocasiones, dolorida, facilita la aparición de caries, de evolución rápida y de localización preferentemente cervical; enfermedad periodontal; malestar con el uso de prótesis; predisposición a las infecciones, sobre todo candidiasis; halitosis e incluso manifestaciones extraorales.

  16. Diversidad de las bacterias rizosféricas asociadas a plantas de Typha dominguesis en humedales del río Almendares

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    Irina Salgado-Bernal

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    Full Text Available La gestión ambiental de los humedales es de interés actual, pero los estudios relacionados con los microor- ganismos asociados a las plantas de estos ecosistemas todavía son limitados. El objetivo del trabajo fue caracterizar la diversidad de grupos bacterianos presentes en la rizosfera de plantas hidrófitas de humedales naturales, en cuanto a su micromorfología y respuestas fisiológico - bioquímicas frente a compuestos químicos de interés ambiental. Se estudiaron 58 aislados bacterianos de la rizosfera de Typha dominguensis, en humedales del río Almendares, La Habana. Se carac- terizaron micromorfológica, tintorial y culturalmente y se analizó su interacción con diferentes fuentes de carbohidratos, nitrógeno, fósforo y metales pesados. Se detectó la representación de cinco grandes grupos bacterianos diferentes, debido a la diversidad de características micromorfológicas y tintoriales, con amplia variedad de características culturales. Los aislados presentaron comportamientos fisiológico -bioquímicos diversos. Fueron capaces de crecer con diferentes fuentes de carbono (glucosa, manosa, xilosa, lactosa y almidón; el 41 % las asimiló todas y el 76 % al menos tres. Se encontraron aislados que realizaron reducción del nitrato (47 % y amonificación (67 %; algunos (60 % con potencialidad para acu- mular fosfato y se observaron diferentes patrones de multirresistencia a los metales. Se estudiaron por primera vez en Cuba las bacterias rizosféricas asociadas a Typha dominguensis en humedales ribereños, como un elemento a valorar en las estrategias de conservación y como agentes con uso potencial en la biorremediación.

  17. The role of genetics in pre-eclampsia and potential pharmacogenomic interventions

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    Williams PJ

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    Full Text Available Paula Juliet Williams, Linda MorganHuman Genetics Research Group, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UKAbstract: The pregnancy-specific condition pre-eclampsia not only affects the health of mother and baby during pregnancy but also has long-term consequences, increasing the chances of cardiovascular disease in later life. It is accepted that pre-eclampsia has a placental origin, but the pathogenic mechanisms leading to the systemic endothelial dysfunction characteristic of the disorder remain to be determined. In this review we discuss some key factors regarded as important in the development of pre-eclampsia, including immune maladaptation, inadequate placentation, oxidative stress, and thrombosis. Genetic factors influence all of these proposed pathophysiological mechanisms. The inherited nature of pre-eclampsia has been known for many years, and extensive genetic studies have been undertaken in this area. Genetic research offers an attractive strategy for studying the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia as it avoids the ethical and practical difficulties of conducting basic science research during the preclinical phase of pre-eclampsia when the underlying pathological changes occur. Although pharmacogenomic studies have not yet been conducted in pre-eclampsia, a number of studies investigating treatment for essential hypertension are of relevance to therapies used in pre-eclampsia. The pharmacogenomics of antiplatelet agents, alpha and beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and magnesium sulfate are discussed in relation to the treatment and prevention of pre-eclampsia. Pharmacogenomics offers the prospect of individualized patient treatment, ensuring swift introduction of optimal treatment whilst minimizing the use of inappropriate or ineffective drugs, thereby reducing the risk of harmful effects to both mother and baby.Keywords: pre-eclampsia, pharmacogenetics, placenta, trophoblast, genetics

  18. Perinatal Outcomes in Women with Preeclampsia: Experience of a Tertiary Referral Center

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    Semra Eroglu

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    Full Text Available Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between maternal-fetal outcomes and the severity of preeclampsia. Material and Method: A total of 528 singleton pregnancies diagnosed with preeclampsia, severe preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome with pregnancies >24 weeks of gestation were retrospectively evaluated. For each patient, maternal age, gravidity, previous obstetric history, family history, gestational age at the time of hospitalization, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, presence of severe preeclampsia symptoms, laboratory values, dexamethasone use for the treatment of thrombocytopenia, route of delivery, maternal and perinatal outcomes were recorded. Results: Within the study period, the occurences of preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome and severe preeclampsia were 1.4%, 0.12% and 0.57%, respectively. In patients with HELLP syndrome, cesarean delivery rate, blood product transfusion, acute renal failure, liver function tests, D-dimer levels, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC, preterm retinopathy, pulmonary hemorrhage and sepsis occurrences, were significantly higher than in patients with mild and severe preeclampsia. On the contrary, platelet counts were significantly lower . In patients with mild preeclampsia, gestational age at the time of delivery, vaginal delivery rate, 1 and 5 minute APGAR score and newborn birthweight were significantly higher when compared to patients with severe preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome. In contrast, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, neonatal intensive care unit admission rate, hospital stay, protein levels in 24 hr urine, and maternal hemoglobin levels were significantly lower in this group. Discussion: In the present study, it was found that HELLP syndrome was more frequently associated with maternal complications and neonatal morbidities. For the prevention of morbidities due to these unpredictable syndromes with unclear etiologies

  19. Relacionando las distribuciones binomial negativa y logarítmica vía sus series asociadas

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    La distribución binomial negativa está asociada a la serie obtenida de derivar la serie logarítmica. Recíprocamente, la distribución logarítmica está asociada a la serie obtenida de integrar la serie asociada a la distribución binomial negativa. El parámetro del número de fallas de la distribución Binomial negativa es el número de derivadas necesarias para obtener la serie binomial negativa de la serie logarítmica. El razonamiento presentado puede emplearse como un método alternativo para pro...

  20. Evaluation of Current and New Biomarkers in Severe Preeclampsia: A Microarray Approach Reveals the VSIG4 Gene as a Potential Blood Biomarker

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    Textoris, Julien; Ivorra, Delphine; Ben Amara, Amira; Sabatier, Florence; Ménard, Jean-Pierre; Heckenroth, Hélène; Bretelle, Florence; Mege, Jean-Louis

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    Preeclampsia is a placental disease characterized by hypertension and proteinuria in pregnant women, and it is associated with a high maternal and neonatal morbidity. However, circulating biomarkers that are able to predict the prognosis of preeclampsia are lacking. Thirty-eight women were included in the current study. They consisted of 19 patients with preeclampsia (13 with severe preeclampsia and 6 with non-severe preeclampsia) and 19 gestational age-matched women with normal pregnancies a...

  1. Preeclampsia and future cardiovascular disease in women: How good are the data and how can we manage our patients?

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    Seely, Ellen W; Tsigas, Eleni; Rich-Edwards, Janet W

    2015-06-01

    Women with a history of preeclampsia have double the risk of future heart disease and stroke, and elevated risks of hypertension and diabetes. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology now include preeclampsia as a risk factor for future cardiovascular disease (CVD) with the recommendation of obtaining a history of preeclampsia and improving lifestyle behaviors for women with such a history. Research has progressed from asking whether preeclampsia is associated with CVD to how preeclampsia is associated with CVD, and the implications for prevention of CVD among women with a history of preeclampsia. A history of preeclampsia "unmasks" future CVD risk; research is inconclusive whether it also causes vascular damage that leads to CVD. For women with prior preeclampsia, the AHA recommends CVD risk reduction actions similar to those for other "at risk" groups: cessation of cigarette smoking, physical activity, weight reduction if overweight or obese and counseling to follow a "DASH" like diet. The efficacy of these lifestyle modifications to lower risk of CVD in women with prior preeclampsia remains to be determined. Barriers exist to implementing lifestyle improvement measures in this population, including lack of awareness of both patients and clinicians of this link between preeclampsia and CVD. We review patient, provider, and systems level barriers and solutions to leverage this information to prevent CVD among women with a history of preeclampsia.

  2. Condición laboral asociada a complicaciones en el embarazo en noreste de México

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    Edgar Taboada Aguirre

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las complicaciones clínicas en el embarazo son predictores importantes para la mortalidad materna y desenlace del embarazo dependiendo de la atención que reciban las mujeres en este periodo trascendental de la vida. Algunos de los determinantes asociados con el problema están ligados a la situación laboral y la ocupación de la madre durante el embarazo. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal en el año 2012, en la Unidad de Medicina Familiar # 43 del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Se realizó un muestreo aleatorio de un total de 2314 se seleccionaron 318 mujeres que accedieron a participar. El objetivo principal del estudio de analizar la asociación del estatus laboral con las complicaciones durante la gestación (definidas como cualquier paciente que durante la gestación haya padecido preeclampsia, eclampsia, amenaza de aborto, amenaza de parto prematuro, infección de vías urinarias se incluyeron además variables sociodemográficas conocidas por su relación con las complicaciones prenatales. Resultados: La media de la edad fue de 26 años. La media del índice de masa corporal fue de 27. Las mujeres trabajadoras presentaron una probabilidad 64 % más alta que las no trabajadoras de presentar complicaciones en el embarazo (OR=1.64; IC95 %: 1.04-2.58. La infección de vías urinarias en las mujeres trabajadoras fue un 75 % más probable (OR=1.75; IC 95 %: 1.12-2.73, las mujeres trabajadoras tuvieron 2.72 veces más probabilidad de padecer una amenaza de aborto que las no trabajadoras (OR=2.72; IC 95 %:1.36-5.45, las trabajadoras tuvieron 2.20 veces mayor probabilidad de padecer amenaza de parto prematuro que las no trabajadoras (OR=2.20; IC 95 %: 0.91-5.29. Además las trabajadoras tuvieron una probabilidad 96 % más alta de que su embarazo terminara en cesárea (OR=1.96; IC 95 %:1.25-3.07. Conclusiones: Los resultados sugieren que la actividad laboral es un factor importante para la presentaci

  3. Enfoque terapéutico en 154 pacientes con acromegalia

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    Marcos P. Manavela

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La acromegalia es una enfermedad poco frecuente producida en más del 95% de los casos por un tumor hipofisario secretor de hormona de crecimiento (GH. Las manifestaciones clínicas están asociadas a síntomas locales por crecimiento del tumor o a las consecuencias orgánicas y metabólicas secundarias a la hipersecreción de GH. Debido a la alta morbilidad y mortalidad asociadas a la acromegalia, un tratamiento individualizado y optimizado para cada paciente es fundamental. Informamos el enfoque terapéutico de nuestro servicio de endocrinología en la atención de 154 pacientes con acromegalia. Utilizando criterios bioquímicos estrictos, con la cirugía logramos un 32% de remisión global, tasa relativamente baja debido fundamentalmente a que la mayor parte de los pacientes presentaban macroadenomas con un alto porcentaje de invasividad local. Con radioterapia complementaria o como tratamiento inicial se logró la remisión en el 65.4% de los pacientes irradiados. El 14.0% de los pacientes controlaron la enfermedad utilizando agonistas dopaminérgicos solos o combinados con otra droga, mientras que aquellos que utilizaron análogos de la somatostatina normalizaron los parámetros bioquímicos en un 45.7% de los casos. En conclusión, con los diferentes tratamientos utilizados obtuvimos el control de la acromegalia en el 55.2% de los casos, esperando optimizar el tratamiento de estos pacientes en la medida en que contemos con y tengamos acceso a nuevas herramientas terapéuticas.

  4. Placental Cadmium Levels Are Associated with Increased Preeclampsia Risk.

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    Jessica E Laine

    Full Text Available Environmental exposure to heavy metals is a potentially modifiable risk factor for preeclampsia (PE. Toxicologically, there are known interactions between the toxic metal cadmium (Cd and essential metals such as selenium (Se and zinc (Zn, as these metals can protect against the toxicity of Cd. As they relate to preeclampsia, the interaction between Cd and these essential metals is unknown. The aims of the present study were to measure placental levels of Cd, Se, and Zn in a cohort of 172 pregnant women from across the southeast US and to examine associations of metals levels with the odds of PE in a nested case-control design. Logistic regressions were performed to assess odds ratios (OR for PE with exposure to Cd controlling for confounders, as well as interactive models with Se or Zn. The mean placental Cd level was 3.6 ng/g, ranging from 0.52 to 14.5 ng/g. There was an increased odds ratio for PE in relationship to placental levels of Cd (OR = 1.5; 95% CI: 1.1-2.2. The Cd-associated OR for PE increased when analyzed in relationship to lower placental Se levels (OR = 2.0; 95% CI: 1.1-3.5 and decreased with higher placental Se levels (OR = 0.98; 95% CI: 0.5-1.9. Similarly, under conditions of lower placental Zn, the Cd-associated OR for PE was elevated (OR = 1.8; 95% CI: 0.8-3.9, whereas with higher placental Zn it was reduced (OR = 1.3; 95% CI: 0.8-2.0. Data from this pilot study suggest that essential metals may play an important role in reducing the odds of Cd-associated preeclampsia and that replication in a larger cohort is warranted.

  5. Relation between Serum Ferritin and Iron Parameters with Preeclampsia

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    Robabeh Taheripanah

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    Full Text Available Objective: Preeclampsia is one of the most important complications of pregnancy that is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between serum iron status and ferritin with pre-eclampsia. Materials and Methods: This case control study evaluated 33 preeclamptic patients and 33 normal pregnant women before parturition in Imam Hossein hospital, from March 2003 till March 2004. Anemia, diabetes and multiple pregnancies were excluded from the study. Blood samples were taken before delivery and patients with HELLP syndrome were considered separately.  Data were analyzed using the SPSS software and P value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. T-test, chi-square and Fisher exact test were used.  Results: The mean of serum iron level in case and control group was 79.9±32.4µg/dl and 88.6±40.8 µg/dl, respectively (NS. TIBC was 443.4±55.0 µmol/l and 383.7±63.6 µmol/l in normal patients and preeclamptics respectively (P = 0.002. Mean serum ferritin was 32.1±16.2 ng/dl in control group and 123.8±46.1 ng/dl in preeclamptics (P<0.001. No meaningful relation was observed between hematocrit, ferritin and iron. Conclusions: Ferritin increases and TIBC decreases in preeclampsia regardless of hepatic function. It seems that elevated serum ferritin (as an oxidative stress can accelerate vascular damage. So, routine iron supplementation in preeclamptic women is questationable.

  6. Vitamin D status in early pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia

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    Achkar, Madonna; Dodds, Linda; Giguère, Yves; Forest, Jean-Claude; Armson, B. Anthony; Woolcott, Christy; Agellon, Sherry; Spencer, Anne; Weiler, Hope A.

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    OBJECTIVE We sought to examine the association between maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentration in early pregnancy and the subsequent diagnosis of preeclampsia (PE). STUDY DESIGN This was a nested case-control study from 2 prospective Canadian cohorts conducted in Quebec City, Quebec, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 2002 through 2010. Participants were pregnant women (n=169 cases with PE and 1975 controls). Maternal serum was drawn vitamin D deficiency early in pregnancy defined as 25(OH)Dvitamin D supplementation for women of child-bearing age should be explored as a strategy for reducing PE and for promoting a healthier pregnancy. PMID:25446694

  7. Preeclampsia (PE is a complex illness of the human gestation

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    Laura Gil Urbano

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia (PE is a complex illness of the human gestation. It is responsible for a high perinatal morbimortality.It is the illness of the multiple theories; in one environmentaland genetic factors are associated to explain it. To find genes candidates to be associated with PE, two methodology types are used: association and binding studies. In this paper we presented the foundation of both studies that explain the main genes candidates to involve in the genesis of this illness,like that ones that code for the methylenetetrahydrofolatereductase, lipoprotein lipase and endothelial nitric oxidesintase, Leiden‘s V factor, angiotensinogen, HLA-G, alphatumoral necrosis factor.

  8. INTRAVENOUS DEXMEDETOMIDINE FOR LABOUR ANALGESIA IN WOMEN WITH PREECLAMPSIA

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    Nidhi

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Parenteral opioids and sedatives are the most frequently prescribed agents for women in labour in many poor resource settings. These have shown poor pain relief and a lot of side effects in both the mother and the foetus. In patients with severe pre-eclampsia who are already haemodynamically compromised labour pains and delivery can result in haemodynamic instability, which can compromise both the mother and the neonate. Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective α-2 agonist, which when used in recommended dose in the form of an infusion has several desirable properties like sedation, anxiolysis, sympatholysis, analgesia, decreased anaesthetic requirements, maintains cardiovascular stability and provides a smooth recovery. AIM The aim of this study was to study the haemodynamic effects of intravenous dexmedetomidine when used in patients with severe pre-eclampsia for labour analgesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Bundelkhand Medical College, Sagar, between January 2015 and December 2016; 40 labouring patients with severe pre-eclampsia were included in the study; 20 each were allocated to the study and control group. The study group received intravenous Dexmedetomidine in the recommended doses (1 ug/kg loading dose over 10-15 minutes followed by an infusion at 0.2-0.7 ug/kg/hour when in active labour, while the control group received Intravenous Fentanyl. The two groups were compared regarding the duration of labour, the mode of delivery, the neonatal outcome, the onset and duration of analgesia and maternal haemodynamic parameters during labour and delivery. The data obtained in this study was tabulated and analysed using the Chi-square test and the Z test with p value of 0.05 taken as significant. RESULTS It was found out that the group of patients who received Dexmedetomidine were more haemodynamically stable during labour and delivery; there was significant pain relief

  9. [Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome as an obstetric emergency].

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    Tallarek, A-C; Stepan, H

    2012-03-01

    Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome are multisystemic hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. A causative treatment is not yet available. The obstetrician has to choose between the risk of prolongation of pregnancy for mother and fetus on the one hand and the hazard of prematurity on the other, when iatrogenic delivery is considered. As the clinical severity and progression of both diseases is very difficult to predict, an emergency situation can develop rapidly and unexpectedly. In this scenario a good interdisciplinary cooperation between obstetricians and intensive care physicians ensures an optimal outcome for the pregnant woman. This article gives an insight into both diseases and the clinical management. PMID:22349532

  10. Inventario de la entomofauna asociada al cultivo de pitahaya amarilla (Selenicereus megalanthus Haw. en Briceño (Boyacá

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    Héctor Iván Patiño-Tiria

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Boyacá es uno de los departamentos con mayor producción de pitahaya amarilla en el país. Los estudios realizados sobre este cultivo son muy pocos, y el conocimiento de la entomofauna asociada a él es un punto de partida para realizar nuevas investigaciones que permitan identificar la entomofauna asociada a este cultivo en el municipio de Briceño (Boyacá. El desarrollo de esta investigación se llevó a cabo en plantaciones de pitahaya en tres fincas del municipio de Briceño (Boyacá. Se realizaron muestreos empleando métodos activos, como captura manual directa, uso de red y aspirador entomológico, y métodos pasivos, como trampas con atrayentes y trampas  de caída. Los insectos colectados se sometieron a cámara letal y luego se montaron en alfileres para su posterior identificación con ayuda del estereoscopio y claves taxonómicas. En las tres fincas se identificaron un total de 9 órdenes y 58 familias, y los órdenes Hymenóptera y Díptera se reportaron con la mayor cantidad de individuos benéficos. En la finca San Pablo se observó la mayor cantidad de insectos; también fue la única en donde se evidenció la presencia de la plaga más limitante para este cultivo, que es Dasiops saltans (mosca del botón floral. La cantidad de familias presentes en los muestreos se ve influenciada más por el manejo agronómico implementado en cada finca que por las variables climatológicas, como temperatura, humedad relativa y precipitación.

  11. Lesiones cutáneas asociadas a leucemia Infantil: Presentación de dos casos

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    Alejandra Acosta-Gualandri

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La leucemia cutánea es una patología extremadamente infrecuente y se puede presentar en diferentes tipos de leucemias, asociada o no a síndromes genéticos. Es una forma muy poco común de presentación inicial de malignidad, por lo que es importante reportar dos casos atendidos en el HNN.

  12. Análisis estructural y funcional de proteínas del complemento asociadas con patología

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    2012-01-01

    El sistema del complemento está constituido por un conjunto de proteínas plasmáticas y de membrana implicadas en la respuesta inmune innata frente a infecciones, y también en la modulación de la respuesta inmune adaptativa. El evento principal en la activación del complemento es la hidrólisis del componente C3 a C3b, a través de las convertasas de C3. Para evitar el daño en el tejido propio, tanto la formación de las convertasas como la presencia de C3b, están estrictamente reguladas. De esto...

  13. Características asociadas al riesgo de suicidio evaluado clínicamente en personas con intento reciente

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    Diana Restrepo; Jorge Julián Calle; María Ocampo; Samuel Arias; Carlos Alberto Palacio Acosta; Jenny García Valencia; Gabriel Vargas; Carlos López

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    OBJETIVOS: en un grupo de individuos que ingresaron por intento de suicidio a los servicios de urgencias de diferentes centros asistenciales de la ciudad de Medellín, se describen las características de aquellos clasificados en la evaluación clínica psiquiátrica como de alto o bajo riesgo de reincidencia.

  14. High fetal plasma adenosine concentration: a role for the fetus in preeclampsia?

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    Espinoza, Jimmy

    2012-02-01

    OBJECTIVE: Clinical observations suggest a role for the fetus in the maternal manifestations of preeclampsia, but the possible signaling mechanisms remain unclear. This study compares the fetal plasma concentrations of adenosine from normal pregnancies with those from preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN: This secondary data analysis included normal pregnancies (n = 27) and patients with preeclampsia (n = 39). Patients with preeclampsia were subclassified into patients with (n = 25) and without (n = 14) abnormal uterine artery Doppler velocimetry (UADV). RESULTS: Fetal plasma concentrations of adenosine were significantly higher in patients with preeclampsia (1.35 +\\/- 0.09 mumol\\/L) than in normal pregnancies (0.52 +\\/- 0.06 mumol\\/L; P < .0001). Fetal plasma concentrations of adenosine in patients with preeclampsia with abnormal UADV (1.78 +\\/- 0.15 mumol\\/L), but not with normal UADV (0.58 +\\/- 0.14 mumol\\/L), were significantly higher than in normal pregnancies (P < .0001). CONCLUSION: Patients with preeclampsia with sonographic evidence of chronic uteroplacental ischemia have high fetal plasma concentrations of adenosine.

  15. Follistatin-like 3 across gestation in preeclampsia and uncomplicated pregnancies among lean and obese women.

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    Founds, Sandra A; Ren, Dianxu; Roberts, James M; Jeyabalan, Arun; Powers, Robert W

    2015-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine circulating maternal follistatin-like 3 (FSTL-3) by gestational age and obesity in pregnancy and preeclampsia. FSTL-3 was quantified in maternal plasma collected in each trimester from prepregnancy body mass index-determined groups: 15 lean and 24 obese controls and 20 obese women who developed preeclampsia. Repeated measures mixed models and logistic regression were conducted (P ≤ .05). FSTL-3 was not related to maternal adiposity. FSTL-3 changed across pregnancy in lean controls and obese preeclampsia but not in obese controls. FSTL-3 was higher in preeclampsia in the second trimester compared to lean controls and in the third trimester compared to both control groups. Elevated FSTL-3 at mid-gestation was associated with an increased odds of preeclampsia (odds ratio 3.15; 95% confidence interval 1.19-8.36; P = .02). Elevated FSTL-3 concentrations were attributable to preeclampsia and were associated with increased likelihood of later developing preeclampsia, suggesting further study as a biomarker prior to clinically evident disease.

  16. Bioactive proteins in healthy pregnancies and preeclampsia: relevance to hypertension and proteinuria

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    WANG Tao; WANG Yan-yun; ZHOU Rong; SONG Chang-ping; LIN Wei; NIU Xiao-yu; ZHANG Lin

    2013-01-01

    Background Bioactive proteins,such as cytokines and chemokines,have not been systematically evaluated in healthy and preeclamptic pregnancies.We aimed to investigate the difference of these proteins between healthy and preeclamptic pregnancies in order to help clarify their potential roles in the pathogenesis of hypertension and proteinuria in preeclampsia.Methods Samples of amniotic fluid and maternal/umbilical cord blood were collected from normal pregnancies and women with preeclampsia for examination of bioactive proteins.Fifty-three pregnant women were enrolled in this study.Of them,30 pregnant women were recruited as healthy controls,and 23 pregnant women were diagnosed with preeclampsia.An antibody array was used to screen for higher levels of cytokines and related proteins in amniotic fluid than in the blood samples,and these proteins were then selected for quantification by immunoassay.Results Interleukin-1 receptor 4,hepatocyte growth factor,and urokinase plasminogen activator receptor were significantly elevated in the blood of preeclampsia patients.In particular,interleukin-1 receptor 4 was 8-fold higher in preeclampsia patients than in the healthy pregnancies.Moreover,in cord blood samples hepatocyte growth factor and interleukin-8 were significantly higher in preeclampsia patients.Conclusions Because of the biologic activities,Interleukin-1 receptor 4,hepatocyte growth factor,urokinase plasminogen activator receptor and interleukin-8 in maternal and/or cord blood could play a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and proteinuria in preeclampsia.

  17. Association of Nitric Oxide Synthase and Matrix Metalloprotease Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms with Preeclampsia and Its Complications.

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    Daniela P Leonardo

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in the world, but its appearance is still unpredictable and its pathophysiology has not been entirely elucidated. Genetic studies have associated single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes encoding nitric oxide synthase and matrix metalloproteases with preeclampsia, but the results are largely inconclusive across different populations.To investigate the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in NOS3 (G894T, T-786C, and a variable number of tandem repetitions VNTR in intron 4, MMP2 (C-1306T, and MMP9 (C-1562T genes with preeclampsia in patients from Southeastern Brazil.This prospective case-control study enrolled 77 women with preeclampsia and 266 control pregnant women. Clinical data were collected to assess risk factors and the presence of severe complications, such as eclampsia and HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets syndrome.We found a significant association between the single nucleotide polymorphism NOS3 T-786C and preeclampsia, independently from age, height, weight, or the other SNPs studied, and no association was found with the other polymorphisms. Age and history of preeclampsia were also identified as risk factors. The presence of at least one polymorphic allele for NOS3 T-786C was also associated with the occurrence of eclampsia or HELLP syndrome among preeclamptic women.Our data support that the NOS3 T-786C SNP is associated with preeclampsia and the severity of its complications.

  18. Podocyturia as a Diagnostic Marker for Preeclampsia amongst High-Risk Pregnant Patients

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    Belinda Jim

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Urinary podocyte (podocyturia has been studied as a diagnostic marker for preeclampsia. We sought to validate its use in preeclampsia and in differentiating it from other high risk pregnancy states. We studied an obstetric population at high risk to develop preeclampsia (study group and uncomplicated pregnancies (control group by analyzing their urine sediment for podocytes within 24 hours of delivery. Podocytes were identified by immunohistochemistry using the podocyte-specific protein synaptopodin. Of the 56 patients who were enrolled, 29 patients were diagnosed with preeclampsia, 9 patients had hypertensive conditions such as chronic and gestational hypertension, 6 patients had Type I/II and gestational diabetes mellitus, 3 patients were classified as others, and 9 patients exhibited uncomplicated pregnancies. Podocyturia was identified in 11 out of 29 (38% of patients with preeclampsia/eclampsia, 3 out of 9 (33% with gestational and chronic hypertension, and 3 out of 6 (50% with Type I/II and gestational diabetes mellitus. None of the 9 patients (0% with uncomplicated pregnancies demonstrated podocyturia. The sensitivity and specificity of podocyturia for preeclampsia were found to be 38% and 70%. Our study showed that podocyturia does not appear to be a sensitive nor a specific marker to diagnose preeclampsia.

  19. Committee Opinion Summary No. 638: First-Trimester Risk Assessment for Early-Onset Preeclampsia.

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    2015-09-01

    Hypertensive disorders with adverse sequelae (including preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality, and long-term risk of maternal cardiovascular disease) complicate 5-10% of pregnancies. Early identification of pregnant women at risk of developing early-onset preeclampsia would theoretically allow referral for more intensive surveillance or application of preventive therapies to reduce the risk of severe disease. In practice, however, the effectiveness of such triage would be hindered by the low positive predictive value for early-onset preeclampsia reported in the literature. In spite of the modest predictive value of first-trimester preeclampsia risk assessment and the lack of data demonstrating improved clinical outcomes, commercial tests are being marketed for the prediction of preeclampsia in the first trimester. Taking a detailed medical history to evaluate for risk factors is currently the best and only recommended screening approach for preeclampsia; it should remain the method of screening for preeclampsia until studies show that aspirin or other interventions reduce the incidence of preeclampsia for women at high risk based on first-trimester predictive tests.

  20. Association of Nitric Oxide Synthase and Matrix Metalloprotease Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms with Preeclampsia and Its Complications

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    Leonardo, Daniela P.; Albuquerque, Dulcinéia M.; Lanaro, Carolina; Baptista, Letícia C.; Cecatti, José G.; Surita, Fernanda G.; Parpinelli, Mary A.; Costa, Fernando F.; Franco-Penteado, Carla F.; Fertrin, Kleber Y.; Costa, Maria Laura

    2015-01-01

    Background Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in the world, but its appearance is still unpredictable and its pathophysiology has not been entirely elucidated. Genetic studies have associated single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes encoding nitric oxide synthase and matrix metalloproteases with preeclampsia, but the results are largely inconclusive across different populations. Objectives To investigate the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in NOS3 (G894T, T-786C, and a variable number of tandem repetitions VNTR in intron 4), MMP2 (C-1306T), and MMP9 (C-1562T) genes with preeclampsia in patients from Southeastern Brazil. Methods This prospective case-control study enrolled 77 women with preeclampsia and 266 control pregnant women. Clinical data were collected to assess risk factors and the presence of severe complications, such as eclampsia and HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome. Results We found a significant association between the single nucleotide polymorphism NOS3 T-786C and preeclampsia, independently from age, height, weight, or the other SNPs studied, and no association was found with the other polymorphisms. Age and history of preeclampsia were also identified as risk factors. The presence of at least one polymorphic allele for NOS3 T-786C was also associated with the occurrence of eclampsia or HELLP syndrome among preeclamptic women. Conclusions Our data support that the NOS3 T-786C SNP is associated with preeclampsia and the severity of its complications. PMID:26317342

  1. FUENTES DE FOSFATO ASOCIADAS A LA CACHAZA Y EL BIOFERTILIZANTE SOBRE LOS MICROORGANISMOS SOLUBILIZADORES DE FÓSFORO Y SU CONTENIDO EN EL SUELO

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    Cid N. Silva Campos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Los suelos de regiones tropicales presentan una elevada adsorción del fósforo, el cual se encuentra poco disponible para las plantas y limita la producción de los cultivos. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar el efecto de las fuentes de fosfato acidulado y fosfato natural asociadas a la cachaza, no enriquecida y enriquecida con biofertilizante, sobre la población de microorganismos solubilizadores de fosfatos y los tenores de P en el suelo. El experimento se realizó en condiciones controladas a nivel de laboratorio en la Universidad “Carlos Rafael Rodríguez” de Cienfuegos, Cuba. Las unidades experimentales fueron macetas de 0,5 dm3 conteniendo suelo Ferralítico Calcítico. El diseño experimental utilizado fue completamente aleatorizado con arreglo factorial 3x2+1 y tres repeticiones; tres fuentes de fósforo: superfosfato triple, fosfato monoamónico y fosfato natural de Cuba; cachaza no enriquecida y enriquecida con el biofertilizante Azotofos y un tratamiento control (solo suelo. A los 30 y 60 días después de la aplicación de los tratamientos, se evaluaron la cantidad de microorganismos solubilizadores de P, los niveles de P, la materia orgánica y el pH del suelo. La adición de biofertilizante a la cachaza no tuvo ningún efecto en los niveles de P y la materia orgánica del suelo. La aplicación de fósforo en forma de fosfato natural en presencia de cachaza no enriquecida y enriquecida con biofertilizante proporcionó una mayor población de microorganismos e incrementó el nivel de P en el suelo, en relación con las fuentes de fosfato acidulado.

  2. Placenta previa and pre-eclampsia: analyses of 1645 cases at Medani Maternity Hospital, Sudan

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    Ishag eAdam

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available A retrospective case- control study was conducted to investigate the risk factors for pre-eclampsia -including the protective effect of placenta previa -at Medani Maternity Hospital, Sudan. Medical files of the patients during the period 2003 to 2010 were reviewed for age, parity, education level, prenatal care, placenta previa and hemoglobin level. Women with pre-eclampsia were the cases, and women with normal pregnancy were the controls. There were 54339 singleton deliveries and 1765 women with pre-eclampsia in the hospital, giving the incidence of pre-eclampsia of 3.2%. The risk factors for pre-eclampsia were; women with age > 35 year (OR= 1.4, 95% CI: 1.1-1.8, primiparity (OR = 3.3, 95% CI: 2.7–4.0, para > 5 (OR= 3.1, 95% CI: 2.4–4.0 and anemia (OR= 3.3, 95% CI: 2.8–3.9. The risk of pre-eclampsia was inversely increased with education level and prenatal care attendance. The prevalence of placenta previa was 0(0% and 55 (3.3%, P< 0.001 in pre-eclamptic and control women, respectively. Placenta previa was a significant protective factor of pre-eclampsia (OR= 0.3, 95% CI: 0.1–0.7. Although, the socio-demographic risk factors for pre-eclampsia observed among women at Medani hospital were similar to those found in other settings; placenta previa was associated with decreased incidence of pre-eclampsia.

  3. Vasopressin in preeclampsia: a novel very early human pregnancy biomarker and clinically relevant mouse model.

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    Santillan, Mark K; Santillan, Donna A; Scroggins, Sabrina M; Min, James Y; Sandgren, Jeremy A; Pearson, Nicole A; Leslie, Kimberly K; Hunter, Stephen K; Zamba, Gideon K D; Gibson-Corley, Katherine N; Grobe, Justin L

    2014-10-01

    Preeclampsia, a cardiovascular disorder of late pregnancy, is characterized as a low-renin hypertensive state relative to normotensive pregnancy. Because other nonpregnant low-renin hypertensive disorders often exhibit and are occasionally dependent on elevated arginine vasopressin (AVP) secretion, we hypothesized a possible use for plasma AVP measurements in the prediction of preeclampsia. Copeptin is an inert prosegment of AVP that is secreted in a 1:1 molar ratio and exhibits a substantially longer biological half-life compared with AVP, rendering it a clinically useful biomarker of AVP secretion. Copeptin was measured throughout pregnancy in maternal plasma from preeclamptic and control women. Maternal plasma copeptin was significantly higher throughout preeclamptic pregnancies versus control pregnancies. While controlling for clinically significant confounders (age, body mass index, chronic essential hypertension, twin gestation, diabetes mellitus, and history of preeclampsia) using multivariate regression, the association of higher copeptin concentration and the development of preeclampsia remained significant. Receiver operating characteristic analyses reveal that as early as the sixth week of gestation, elevated maternal plasma copeptin concentration is a highly significant predictor of preeclampsia throughout pregnancy. Finally, chronic infusion of AVP during pregnancy (24 ng per hour) is sufficient to phenocopy preeclampsia in C57BL/6J mice, causing pregnancy-specific hypertension, renal glomerular endotheliosis, proteinuria, and intrauterine growth restriction. These data implicate AVP release as a novel predictive biomarker for preeclampsia very early in pregnancy, identify chronic AVP infusion as a novel and clinically relevant model of preeclampsia in mice, and are consistent with a potential causative role for AVP in preeclampsia in humans.

  4. Classical Complement Pathway Activation in the Kidneys of Women With Preeclampsia.

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    Penning, Marlies; Chua, Jamie S; van Kooten, Cees; Zandbergen, Malu; Buurma, Aletta; Schutte, Joke; Bruijn, Jan Anthonie; Khankin, Eliyahu V; Bloemenkamp, Kitty; Karumanchi, S Ananth; Baelde, Hans

    2015-07-01

    A growing body of evidence suggests that complement dysregulation plays a role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. The kidney is one of the major organs affected in preeclampsia. Because the kidney is highly susceptible to complement activation, we hypothesized that preeclampsia is associated with renal complement activation. We performed a nationwide search for renal autopsy material in the Netherlands using a computerized database (PALGA). Renal tissue was obtained from 11 women with preeclampsia, 25 pregnant controls, and 14 nonpregnant controls with hypertension. The samples were immunostained for C4d, C1q, mannose-binding lectin, properdin, C3d, C5b-9, IgA, IgG, and IgM. Preeclampsia was significantly associated with renal C4d-a stable marker of complement activation-and the classical pathway marker C1q. In addition, the prevalence of IgM was significantly higher in the kidneys of the preeclamptic women. No other complement markers studied differed between the groups. Our findings in human samples were validated using a soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 mouse model of preeclampsia. The kidneys in the soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1-injected mice had significantly more C4 deposits than the control mice. The association between preeclampsia and renal C4d, C1q, and IgM levels suggests that the classical complement pathway is involved in the renal injury in preeclampsia. Moreover, our finding that soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1-injected mice develop excess C4 deposits indicates that angiogenic dysregulation may play a role in complement activation within the kidney. We suggest that inhibiting complement activation may be beneficial for preventing the renal manifestations of preeclampsia.

  5. Poblacion estelar joven embebida en la nube molecular galactica asociada a la fuente IRAS 18236-1205

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    Romero, Ricardo Retes

    2008-06-01

    En esta tesis presento una metodología de seleccion y estudio de la población estelar embebida en la nube molecular galactica asociada a la fuente IRAS 18236-1205. La fuente IRAS posee colores de region Ultra Compacta HII (UCHII) y tiene deteccióon en monosulfuro de carbono (CS), trazador molecular de alta densidad, lo cual da la posibilidad de definir la nube molecular asociada hacia esta region. Lo anterior muestra que esta es buena candidata a región de formación estelar masiva. La metodología de seleccion de la población embebida, est à basada por una parte, en la distribución del gas molecular monoxido de carbono (13CO) asociado a la fuente IRAS, nube molecular seleccionada del mapeo Galactic Ring Survey (GRS) realizado en 13CO. Otros pasos de la seleccion, se basan en los diagramas color-color y color-magnitud con datos del cercano infrarrrojo de 2MASS. Para el estudio de la componente estelar se usaron los catalogos de fuentes puntuales en el cercano, medio y lejano infrarrojo de 2MASS, SPITZER e IRAS, respectivamente. De los diagramas color-color y color-magnitud, usando datos de 2MASS, se construyo un criterio fotométrico para identificar los objetos estelares j ovenes embebidos en la region molecular. Aplicando modelos a la distribución espectral de energía (SED) de algunos ellos, se encontraron parametros estelares de objetos estelares j ovenes embebidos de masa intermedia y alta. Adicionalmente, se encontro un objeto de masa ´ intermedia no identifiado por el catalogo de 2MASS y su efecto sobre el medio interestelar, emision en la banda de [4.5] μm de IRAC-Spitzer asociado a un outflow. Dos de los objetos seleccionados por el criterio fotometrico resultaron ser objetos estelares jovenes de alta e intermedia masa (B1V/B2V y B8V/A0V respectivamente), los cuales deben estar asociados a la emision radiativa responsable de los colores de región UC HII. Otro objeto estelar joven de baja masa (F0V/F5V) fue encontrado en la region de estudio

  6. Lead Level in Pregnant Women Suffering from Pre-eclampsia in Dakahlia, Egypt

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    AM El-Mansoury; MA El-Harouny; HE Gouda; SM Attalla; SM Motawei

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    Background: Lead toxicity is a prevalent health problem in both developed and developing countries. One of the proposed mechanisms for lead-induced organ damage is oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is well-associated with the pregnancy disorder, pre-eclampsia. Exposure to lead may be one of the sources of the oxidative stress that leads to development of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.Objective: To test if blood lead level of pregnant women suffering from pre-eclampsia is higher than the no...

  7. Preeclampsia prediction in type 1 diabetes and diurnal blood pressure methodology

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    Lauszus, Finn

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    of ambulatory blood pressure measurements in pregnancy and in particular in women with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic pregnancy is complicated with a 50% risk of hypertension/preeclampsia. In the nonpregnant, diabetic women minute increases in blood pressure as well as in albuminuria are forerunners for incipient....... Preeclampsia is associated with urinary albumin excretion rate, reduced night/day ratio, and elevated diurnal blood pressure from first trimester and onwards. However, due to blunting of the diurnal variation, the night/day rhythm provides no good prediction of preeclampsia. Diurnal measurement is a valuable...

  8. Disparities in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among immigrant women giving birth in six industrialised countries

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    Urquia, Ml; Glazier, Rh; Gagnon, Aj;

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    and preeclampsia with prolonged hospitalisation (cases per 1000 deliveries). RESULTS: There were 9 028 802 deliveries (3 031 399 to immigrant women). Compared with immigrants from Western Europe, immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean were at higher risk of preeclampsia (OR: 1.72; 95...... industrialised countries. Spain exhibited the largest disparities and Australia the smallest. CONCLUSION: Immigrant women from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America & the Caribbean require increased surveillance due to a consistently high risk of preeclampsia and eclampsia....

  9. Preeclampsia: long-term consequences for vascular health

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Lorena M Amaral, Mark W Cunningham Jr, Denise C Cornelius, Babbette LaMarca Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA Abstract: Preeclampsia (PE is a pregnancy-specific syndrome and one of the leading causes of preterm birth, neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. This disease is characterized by new onset hypertension usually in the third trimester of pregnancy and is sometimes associated with proteinuria, although proteinuria is not a requirement for the diagnosis of PE. In developing countries, women have a higher risk of death due to PE than more affluent countries and one of the most frequent causes of death is high blood pressure and stroke. Although PE only affects approximately 2%–8% of pregnancies worldwide it is associated with severe complications such as eclampsia, hemorrhagic stroke, hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets (HELLP syndrome, renal failure and pulmonary edema. Importantly, there is no “cure” for the disease except for early delivery of the baby and placenta, leaving PE a health care risk for babies born from PE moms. In addition, PE is linked to the development of cardiovascular disease and stroke in women after reproductive age, leaving PE a risk factor for long-term health in women. This review will highlight factors implicated in the pathophysiology of PE that may contribute to long-term effects in women with preeclamptic pregnancies. Keywords: preeclampsia, endothelial dysfunction, AT1-AA, CD4+ T helper cells

  10. MBL Interferes with Endovascular Trophoblast Invasion in Pre-Eclampsia

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    Chiara Agostinis

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The spiral arteries undergo physiologic changes during pregnancy, and the failure of this process may lead to a spectrum of pregnancy disorders, including pre-eclampsia. Our recent data indicate that decidual endothelial cells (DECs, covering the inner side of the spiral arteries, acquire the ability to synthesize C1q, which acts as a link between endovascular trophoblast and DECs favouring the process of vascular remodelling. In this study, we have shown that sera obtained from pre-eclamptic patients strongly inhibit the interaction between extravillous trophoblast (EVT and DECs, preventing endovascular invasion of trophoblast cells. We further demonstrated that mannose-binding lectin (MBL, one of the factor increased in pre-eclamptic patient sera, strongly inhibits the interaction of EVT with C1q interfering with the process of EVT adhesion to and migration through DECs. These data suggest that the increased level of MBL in pre-eclampsia may contribute to the failure of the endovascular invasion of trophoblast cells.

  11. Increased cranial capacity in hominid evolution and preeclampsia.

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    Chaline, Jean

    2003-08-01

    One of the major trends in primate evolution generally and hominid evolution in particular, is cranio-facial contraction accompanied by an increase in cranial capacity. Landmark-based morphometric methods are applied to adult skulls of great apes (Gorilla, Pan), australopithecines (Australopithecus and Paranthropus), and humans (Homo eragster, erectus, neanderthalensis, and sapiens). Morphological changes quantified by vector fields (Procrustes methods) indicate that these skull plans are characterized by distinctive degrees of cranio-facial contraction. These suggest the existence of three discrete skull organization plans: "great ape", "australopithecine" and "Homo". This paper focuses on the "Homo" skull bauplan and discusses the possible relationships between greatly increased cranial capacity and preeclampsia. The earliest species of the human lineage exhibit less cranio-facial contraction and smaller cranial capacity than Homo neanderthalensis and modern Homo sapiens. Neandertalization introduces a posterior elongation of the skull and leads to a large increase in cranial capacity in the last Neandertals, with values as large as in present-day H. sapiens. Consequently, a new biological hypothesis is proposed to account for the unexplained disappearance of H. neanderthalensis some 30000 years ago related to the possible appearance of preeclampsia as a factor affecting the survival of the species. PMID:12896818

  12. Hypothesis: selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibition improves outcome in preeclampsia.

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    Downing, J W; Ramasubramanian, R; Johnson, R F; Minzter, B H; Paschall, R L; Sundell, H W; Engelhardt, B; Lewis, R

    2004-01-01

    The pathogenesis of preeclampsia stems from aberrant changes at the placental interface. The trophoblastic endovascular invasion of tonic spiral arteries that converts them to passive conduits falters. Uteroplacental insufficiency and fetoplacental hypoxemia result. Secondary maternal oxidative stress and an excessive inflammatory response to pregnancy generate the clinical syndrome of preeclampsia. Current treatment focuses on preventing seizures, controlling hypertension, preserving renal function and delivering the baby. We propose that the pathophysiological changes induced by preeclampsia in the placenta parallel those caused by persistent hypoxemia in the lungs at high altitude or with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Unrelenting pulmonary hypoxic vasoconstriction induces pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale. Inhalation of nitric oxide and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors opposes pulmonary hypoxic vasoconstriction, alleviates pulmonary hypertension and improves systemic oxygenation. Notably nitric oxide donor therapy also counters hypoxemic fetoplacental vasoconstriction, a biological response analogous to pulmonary hypoxic vasoconstriction. Fetal oxygenation and nutrition improve. Placental upstream resistance to umbilical arterial blood flow decreases. Fetal right ventricular impedance falls. Heart failure (cor placentale) is avoided. Emergency preterm delivery can be postponed. Other than low dose aspirin and antioxidants vitamins C and E no available therapy specifically targets the underlying disease profile. We hypothesize that, like nitric oxide donation, pharmacological inhibition of placental phosphodiesterase-5 will also protect the fetus but for a longer time. Biological availability of guanosine 3'5'-cyclic monophosphate is boosted due to slowed hydrolysis. Adenosine 3'5'-cyclic monphosphate levels increase in parallel. Cyclic nucleotide accumulation dilates intact tonic spiral arteries and counters hypoxemic fetoplacental vasoconstriction

  13. Una aplicación de las funciones débilmente contractivas a problemas de valor en la frontera de funciones con valores en intervalos

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    Vladimir Angulo-Castillo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudia la existencia y unicidad de soluciones para problemas de valor en la frontera asociadas a ecuaciones diferenciales de funciones con valores en intervalos, usando la derivada de Hukuhara y algunos teoremas de punto fijo de funciones débilmente contractivas definidas en conjuntos par- cialmente ordenados.

  14. Características asociadas al subregistro de muerte en niños del estado de Guerrero, México

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    TOMÉ PATRICIA

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Estimar la frecuencia de subregistro de muerte en niños en localidades rurales e identificar las características asociadas. Material y métodos. El estudio se realizó en tres etapas: en la primera se formaron tres estratos de localidades según el número de habitantes; de cada estrato se eligió, de manera aleatoria, un número representativo de localidades que fueron censadas para identificar las defunciones ocurridas entre junio de 1993 y julio de 1994. En la segunda etapa se realizó autopsia verbal con las madres de los niños fallecidos para identificar la causa de muerte e investigar las variables de estudio. Por último, se identificó el registro de muerte a través de los certificados de defunción. Resultados. Se identificó una frecuencia de subregistro de 68.9%; en las localidades menores de 500 habitantes fue de 73.2%, y en las mayores, de 60.5%. Como características asociadas al subregistro se identificaron: carecer de certificado de defunción y de registro de nacimiento; edad menor de un mes; desconocimiento del concepto y funciones del registro civil; distancia al registro civil y acceso al médico mayor de 30 minutos, y localidad menor de 1 000 habitantes. Conclusiones. Se propone una modificación en la organización actual del procedimiento de registro de muerte, así como el establecimiento del certificado de nacimiento propuesto por el Sistema Nacional de Salud.

  15. Economic assessment of preeclampsia : Screening, diagnosis, treatment options, and long term outcomes - A systematic review

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    Zakiyah, Neily; Van Asselt, Antoinette D.; Baker, Philip N.; Postma, Maarten J.

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Provide a comprehensive overview of the existing evidence on the health economics of screening, diagnosis, and treatment options in preeclampsia. METHODS: A systematic literature search was undertaken using three electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane) to identify all English la

  16. CT and MRI demonstration of cerebral edema in preeclampsia: a report of two cases

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    This report describes two cases with transient blindness and temporary CT and MRI abnormalities, occurring, however, in preeclampsia instead of eclampsia. Factors involved in the clinical and imaging presentation are discussed. (orig./MG)

  17. Albumin to creatinine ratio in a random urine sample: Correlation with severity of preeclampsia

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    Fady S. Moiety

    2014-06-01

    Conclusions: Random urine ACR may be a reliable method for prediction and assessment of severity of preeclampsia. Using the estimated cut-off may add to the predictive value of such a simple quick test.

  18. CT and MRI demonstration of cerebral edema in preeclampsia: a report of two cases

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    Versluis, P.J. [Dept. of Radiology, Univ. Hospital, Maastricht (Netherlands); Ouden, M. den [Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Univ. Hospital, Maastricht (Netherlands); Wilmink, J.T. [Dept. of Radiology, Univ. Hospital, Maastricht (Netherlands); Hasaart, T.H.M. [Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Univ. Hospital, Maastricht (Netherlands)

    1994-10-01

    This report describes two cases with transient blindness and temporary CT and MRI abnormalities, occurring, however, in preeclampsia instead of eclampsia. Factors involved in the clinical and imaging presentation are discussed. (orig./MG)

  19. Ophthalmic artery color Doppler ultrasonography in mild-to-moderate preeclampsia

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    Ayaz, Tunahan; Akansel, Gur. E-mail: gakansel@superonline.com; Hayirlioglu, Alper; Arslan, Arzu; Suer, Necdet; Kuru, Ihsan

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    Objective: To evaluate the hemodynamic changes in mild-moderate preeclampsia using ophthalmic artery Doppler ultrasonography technique. Methods: Ophthalmic artery pulsatility and resistivity indices were calculated in 30 mild-moderate preeclamptic women and 30 normotensive gravid women of matched gestational age. Student's t-test was performed to test the significance of difference. Results: Both indices of peripheral resistance were found to be significantly lower in the ophthalmic arteries of mild-moderately preeclamptic women than those measured in normotensive gravid women at similar stage of pregnancy. In a small number patients whose disease progressed to severe preeclampsia, both indices increased. Conclusion: In patients with mild-moderate preeclampsia, ophthalmic artery color Doppler ultrasonography detects hemodynamic changes that are not present in normotensive gravid women. Reversal of Doppler patterns in a small number of patients with progressive disease supports the hypotheses suggesting the presence of early vasodilation and late vasospasm in the etiology of preeclampsia.

  20. Renal Biopsy in Patients Developing Severe Pre-eclampsia: Crescentic IgA Nephritis

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    Dilek GİBYELİ GENEK

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available IgA nephritis is known as the most common glomerulonephritis and a disease with good prognosis. Acute renal failure, nephrotic syndrome and malignant hypertension can be seen less than 10% of patients with IgA nephritis. Acute renal failure occurs due to crescentic IgA nephritis or tubular occlusion or tubuler injury due to severe glomerular hematuria. IgA nephritis in pregnancy have a good prognosis. On the other hand; the most common renal complication during pregnancy is development of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia occurs in approximately 5% of all pregnancies. Underlying renal pathology increases the risk of preeclampsia. We presented this case with cresentic IgA nephritis with severe preeclampsia to emphasize this issue.

  1. Aberrant Glycosylation of Plasma Proteins in Severe Preeclampsia Promotes Monocyte Adhesion

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    Kazanjian, Avedis A.; Tinnemore, Deborah; Gafken, Philip R.; Ogata, Yuko; Napolitano, Peter G.; Stallings, Jonathan D.; Ippolito, Danielle L.

    2014-01-01

    Glycosylation of plasma proteins increases during pregnancy. Our objectives were to investigate an anti-inflammatory role of these proteins in normal pregnancies and determine whether aberrant protein glycosylation promotes monocyte adhesion in preeclampsia. Plasma was prospectively collected from nonpregnant controls and nulliparous patients in all 3 trimesters. Patients were divided into cohorts based on the applicable postpartum diagnosis. U937 monocytes were preconditioned with enzymatically deglycosylated plasma, and monocyte adhesion to endothelial cell monolayers was quantified by spectrophotometry. Plasma from nonpregnant controls, first trimester normotensives, and first trimester patients with mild preeclampsia inhibited monocyte–endothelial cell adhesion (P < .05), but plasma from first trimester patients with severe preeclampsia and second and third trimester normotensives did not. Deglycosylating plasma proteins significantly increased adhesion in all the cohorts. These results support a role of plasma glycoprotein interaction in monocyte–endothelial cell adhesion and could suggest a novel therapeutic target for severe preeclampsia. PMID:23757314

  2. Ophthalmic artery color Doppler ultrasonography in mild-to-moderate preeclampsia

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    Objective: To evaluate the hemodynamic changes in mild-moderate preeclampsia using ophthalmic artery Doppler ultrasonography technique. Methods: Ophthalmic artery pulsatility and resistivity indices were calculated in 30 mild-moderate preeclamptic women and 30 normotensive gravid women of matched gestational age. Student's t-test was performed to test the significance of difference. Results: Both indices of peripheral resistance were found to be significantly lower in the ophthalmic arteries of mild-moderately preeclamptic women than those measured in normotensive gravid women at similar stage of pregnancy. In a small number patients whose disease progressed to severe preeclampsia, both indices increased. Conclusion: In patients with mild-moderate preeclampsia, ophthalmic artery color Doppler ultrasonography detects hemodynamic changes that are not present in normotensive gravid women. Reversal of Doppler patterns in a small number of patients with progressive disease supports the hypotheses suggesting the presence of early vasodilation and late vasospasm in the etiology of preeclampsia

  3. Alteraciones morfológicas de las vellosidades placentarias asociadas a malformaciones fetales múltiples del sistema esquelético

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    Ángela López

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: describir y cuantificar alteraciones morfológicas en vellosidades placentarias de embarazadas cuyo feto desarrolló malformaciones esqueléticas múltiples. MÉTODOS: se analizaron cuatro placentas de abortos terapéuticos a las 13, 16, 20 y 38 semanas de gestación. Estas se compararon con placentas normales a la misma edad de gestación de abortos electivos por indicación médico legal. Tinción de hematoxilinaeosina se aplicó a 10 láminas de 5 regiones de cada placenta utilizando un protocolo con 4 variables cuantitativas: madurez, cambios fibrinoides, edema y fibrosis estromal y una variable cualitativa: trombosis. Los resultados cuantitativos se analizaron utilizando el análisis de varianza (ANAVAR según arreglo completamente aleatorizado y el test de Tukey. Para la variable cualitativa se aplicó la prueba de tendencia para datos correlacionados. Se empleó el software statistix 8.0 y SAS 9.0 para Windows. RESULTADOS: existen diferencias significativas (p0,05 en relación a la variable cualitativa. CONCLUSIONES: la población de vellosidades placentarias asociadas a malformaciones múltiples del sistema esquelético presentó un alto porcentaje de alteraciones indicando que la barrera placentaria está dañada afectando el intercambio de gases, nutrientes y metabolitos durante el desarrollo del feto.

  4. Presencia de bacterias asociadas a nieve marina en arrecifes influenciados por escorrentía continental del Caribe colombiano: primer acercamiento

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    Hernán Alejandro Henao-Castro

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    Full Text Available Parte del deterioro de los arrecifes de coral se atribuye al efecto del aporte de agua dulce cargada de nutrientes y sedimentos finos. Estas condiciones favorecen la formación de nieve marina lodosa que transporta gran carga de bacterias que pueden ser patógenos de corales. Por lo anterior, se estudió la presencia de bacterias asociadas a nieve marina lodosa en una zona arrecifal del Caribe colombiano en un gradiente de distancia a la desembocadura del canal del Dique (Cartagena. Por medio de técnicas moleculares PCR-DGGE, se registró baja riqueza, con bandas representativas de siete bacterias diferentes. El número de especies varió según el sitio, pero no hubo relación con la cercanía a la fuente de escorrentía. Como estudio pionero, sirve como punto de partida para estudios en arrecifes del Caribe colombiano impactados por escorrentía.

  5. The Common Variant rs11646213 Is Associated with Preeclampsia in Han Chinese Women

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    Wan, Ji-Peng; Zhao, Han; Li, Tao; Li, Chang-Zhong; Wang, Xie-tong; Chen, Zi-Jiang

    2013-01-01

    Background Preeclampsia, characterized by hypertension and proteinuria, is a multifactorial disease caused by complex interactions between environmental and genetic factors. A recent genome-wide association study of blood pressure reported an association between hypertension and rs11646213. This study evaluated the association between preeclampsia and rs11646213. Methods A total of 454 cases and 460 controls were recruited to participate in this study. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)...

  6. A prospective study of trans fat intake and risk of preeclampsia in Denmark

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    Chavarro, Jorge E; Halldorsson, Thorhallur I.; Leth, Torben; Bysted, Anette; Olsen, Sjurdur F.

    2011-01-01

    Background and Objective An association between biomarkers of trans fat intake and greater risk of preeclampsia has been reported but research in this area is scant. Thus, we examined the association of second trimester intake of trans fats with risk of preeclampsia and severe pre-ecalmpsia. Methods We followed 67,186 pregnancies of women participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort between 1998 and 2003. Diet was assessed with a food frequency questionnaire at gestation week 25 and pree...

  7. Preeclampsia from a renal point of view: Insides into disease models, biomarkers and therapy

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    Müller-Deile, Janina; Schiffer, Mario

    2014-01-01

    Proteinuria is a frequently detected symptom, found in 20% of pregnancies. A common reason for proteinuria in pregnancy is preeclampsia. To diagnose preeclampsia clinically and to get new insights into the pathophysiology of the disease it is at first essential to be familiar with conditions in normal pregnancy. Animal models and biomarkers can help to learn more about disease conditions and to find new treatment strategies. In this article we review the changes in kidney function during norm...

  8. Women with minor menstrual irregularities have increased risk of preeclampsia and low birthweight in spontaneous pregnancies

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    Bonnesen, Barbara; Oddgeirsdóttir, Hanna L; Naver, Klara Vinsand;

    2016-01-01

    examination-based gestational age. Outcome measures were gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, preterm premature rupture of membranes, preterm birth, prolonged pregnancy, birthweight, umbilical artery pH ... with more than 7 days' deviation between self-reported and ultrasound examination-based gestational age were compared with women with a deviation of 7 days or less. RESULTS: Irregular menstrual cycle before conception increases the risk of preeclampsia (7.9% vs. 5.2%, p

  9. The ERAP2 gene is associated with preeclampsia in Australian and Norwegian populations

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    Johnson, Matthew P.; Roten, Linda T.; Dyer, Thomas D.; East, Christine E.; Forsmo, Siri; Blangero, John; Brennecke, Shaun P.; Austgulen, Rigmor; Moses, Eric K.

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    Preeclampsia is a heritable pregnancy disorder that presents new onset hypertension and proteinuria. We have previously reported genetic linkage to preeclampsia on chromosomes 2q, 5q and 13q in an Australian/New Zealand (Aust/NZ) familial cohort. This current study centered on identifying ]the susceptibility gene(s) at the 5q locus. We firstly prioritized candidate genes using a bioinformatic tool designed for this purpose. We then selected a panel of known SNPs within 10 prioritized genes an...

  10. The relation between pre-eclampsia at term and neonatal encephalopathy

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    Impey, L; Greenwood, C.; Sheil, O; MacQuillan, K; Reynolds, M; Redman, C.

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    OBJECTIVES—To determine whether pre-eclampsia, hypothesised to be an inflammatory condition, is associated with fever in term labour, and confirm and examine the reported association of pre-eclampsia at term with neonatal encephalopathy.
DESIGN—Prospective cohort study.
SETTING—A Dublin teaching hospital.
PARTICIPANTS—6163 women in labour with singleton pregnancies at term at low risk for intrapartum hypoxia, recruited to a randomised trial examining the effect of admi...

  11. Association of Homocysteine, Vitamin and Blood Factors with Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: Preeclampsia is a disease with worldwide importance to mothers and infants, where it accounts for 20–80% of the strikingly increased maternal mortality. The lack of enzymes added to the homocysteine metabolism or the cofactors necessary for its metabolism (folate, B6 vitamin, B12 vitamin cause hyperhomocysteinemia. Abnormal serum lipid profiles such as cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglyceride are associated with endothelial dysfunction. Recently high levels of B-HCG have been identified as a potential marker for developing preeclampsia. The purpose of this study was to identify the possible association of homocysteine, vitamin and some serum factors levels with preeclampsia in pregnant women. Materials and Methods: A case control study was performed prospectively on normotensive healthy pregnant women (80 and pregnant women diagnosed with preeclampsia (80 referring to Imam Sadjad hospital in Yasuj, between September 2004 to August 2005. In addition to the obstetric evaluation and laboratory examination in the 3rd trimester of gestation, blood samples were taken from all cases for homocysteine and vitamin B12, folic acid, triglyceride, cholesterol, LDL, HDL, B-HCG analysis. The samples were evaluated by Immunoassay (ELISA. Univariant and logistic regression analyses were used to identify predictors of outcomes. Results: The mean plasma level of total homocysteine was significantly higher in preeclamptic women compared with normal pregnancy(p0.05. Triglyceride and cholesterol levels were significantly higher in preeclamptic women compared with normal pregnant women(p<0/05. LDL and HDL levels were not correlated with preeclampsia. There was no significant association between preeclampsia and B-HCG levels. Conclusion: Homocysteine, triglyceride and cholesterol concentrations increase in preeclampsia but decrease of vitamin B12 and folic acid levels was not observed in preeclampsia. LDL, HDL and B-HCG levels were not

  12. Placental histology and neutrophil extracellular traps in lupus and pre-eclampsia pregnancies

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    Marder, Wendy; Knight, Jason S.; Kaplan, Mariana J.; Somers, Emily C; Zhang, Xu; O'Dell, Alexander A; Padmanabhan, Vasantha; Lieberman, Richard W.

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    Objective Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including pre-eclampsia, particularly in association with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS). While significant placental abnormalities are expected in pre-eclampsia, less is known about how lupus activity and APS in pregnancy affect the placenta. We describe placental pathology from a population of lupus pregnancies, several of which were complicated by APS-related thromboses, ...

  13. The Implication of Aberrant GM-CSF Expression in Decidual Cells in the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia

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    Huang, S. Joseph; Zenclussen, Ana C.; Chen, Chie-Pein; Basar, Murat; Yang, Hui; Arcuri, Felice; Min LI; Kocamaz, Erdogan; Buchwalder, Lynn; Rahman, Mizanur; Kayisli, Umit; Schatz, Frederick; Toti, Paolo; Lockwood, Charles J.

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    Preeclampsia is characterized by an exaggerated systemic inflammatory state as well as shallow placentation. In the decidual implantation site, preeclampsia is accompanied by an excessive number of both macrophages and dendritic cells as well as their recruiting chemokines, which have been implicated in the impairment of endovascular trophoblast invasion. Granulocyte-macrophage colony–stimulating factor is known to regulate the differentiation of both macrophages and dendritic cells, promptin...

  14. Stimulation of the ADRB3 adrenergic receptor induces relaxation of human placental arteries: influence of preeclampsia.

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    Rouget, Céline; Barthez, O.; Goirand, Françoise; Leroy, Marie-Josephe; Breuiller-Fouché, Michelle; Rakotoniaina, Zo; Guérard, P.; Morcillo, Esteban; Advenier, C; Sagot, Paul; Cabrol, Dominique; Dumas, Monique; Bardou, Marc

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    Preeclampsia, which complicates 3-8% of pregnancies, is one of the leading causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence and the role of beta2- and beta2-adrenergic receptors (ADRB2 and ADRB3, respectively) in human placental arteries and to assess the influence of preeclampsia on ADRB responsiveness. SR 59119A, salbutamol, and isoproterenol (ADRB3, ADRB2, and nonselective ADRB agonists, respective...

  15. ASSOCIATION OF ANGIOTENSINOGEN GENE M235T VARIANT IN PRE-ECLAMPSIA

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    Pre-eclampsia (PE) is multisystem and multifactorial complication of pregnancy. The precise cause of pre-eclampsia has not been determined but mal adoption of the rennin and angiotensinogen (AGT) system may play a role. The products of genes involving the components of this system may be potential candidates for pre-eclampsia and hypertension related to pregnancy. This study was designed to determine whether the M235T variants of AGT gene were associated with the prevalence of pre-eclampsia and also to evaluate the role of plasma AGT in the development of the disease. Hence, developed, rapid and reliable PCR based assay was used to screen individuals for the M235T alleles. This assay was also used to genotype prospectively both recruited pregnant women with pre-eclampsia (n=24) and controls (n=11). Plasma AGT was determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA). The results of the PCR based assay revealed a significant association of 235T allele with the prevalence of all pre-eclamptic patients, Chi-square (x2) = 3.714, P0.05). Also, pre-eclamptic women exhibited significant higher levels of plasma AGT (52.15 ± 1.63) versus controls (44.76 ± 4.6) with P value < 0.001. This gave clear evidence that T235T allele and plasma AGT contributed to the development of pre-eclampsia with pregnancy and correlated with severity of the disease

  16. Altered expression of adipose differentiation-related protein gene in placental tissue of pre-eclampsia

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    ZHANG Chun-li; YAO Yuan-qing; LI Dong-hong; ZHANG Wei

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the altered expression of lipid metabolism-related gene adipose differentiation-related protein (ADRP) in pre-eclampsia. Methods: Semi-quantitative RT-PCR and Western blotting were used to validate the altered expression of ADRP gene between pre-eclamptic placentas (preeclampsia group) and normotensive placentas (control group) respectively. In situ hybridization (ISH)was used to localize ADRP mRNA in pre-eclamptic placentas. Results: There was a significant difference in the levels of placental ADRP mRNA between pre-eclampsia group and control group (1.98± 0. 50 vs 1. 09±0. 20, P<0.01). Western blotting showed that placentas both in pre-eclampsia group and control group expressed the special ADRP band at 48. 1 kD. The relative levels of ADRP protein in pre-eclampsia group were significantly higher than those of control group (0. 40 ±0. 19 vs 0. 19 ±0. 09, P< 0. 01).ADRP mRNA was diffusely distributed in pre-eclamptic placentas. Their positive staining existed in cytoplasm of trophoblast. Conclusion: Abnormal expression of ADRP gene in pre-eclamptic placenta may be associated with the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia.

  17. Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 promotes angiotensin II sensitivity in preeclampsia.

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    Burke, Suzanne D; Zsengellér, Zsuzsanna K; Khankin, Eliyahu V; Lo, Agnes S; Rajakumar, Augustine; DuPont, Jennifer J; McCurley, Amy; Moss, Mary E; Zhang, Dongsheng; Clark, Christopher D; Wang, Alice; Seely, Ellen W; Kang, Peter M; Stillman, Isaac E; Jaffe, Iris Z; Karumanchi, S Ananth

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    Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy in which patients develop profound sensitivity to vasopressors, such as angiotensin II, and is associated with substantial morbidity for the mother and fetus. Enhanced vasoconstrictor sensitivity and elevations in soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT1), a circulating antiangiogenic protein, precede clinical signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. Here, we report that overexpression of sFlt1 in pregnant mice induced angiotensin II sensitivity and hypertension by impairing endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) phosphorylation and promoting oxidative stress in the vasculature. Administration of the NOS inhibitor l-NAME to pregnant mice recapitulated the angiotensin sensitivity and oxidative stress observed with sFlt1 overexpression. Sildenafil, an FDA-approved phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor that enhances NO signaling, reversed sFlt1-induced hypertension and angiotensin II sensitivity in the preeclampsia mouse model. Sildenafil treatment also improved uterine blood flow, decreased uterine vascular resistance, and improved fetal weights in comparison with untreated sFlt1-expressing mice. Finally, sFLT1 protein expression inversely correlated with reductions in eNOS phosphorylation in placental tissue of human preeclampsia patients. These data support the concept that endothelial dysfunction due to high circulating sFLT1 may be the primary event leading to enhanced vasoconstrictor sensitivity that is characteristic of preeclampsia and suggest that targeting sFLT1-induced pathways may be an avenue for treating preeclampsia and improving fetal outcomes. PMID:27270170

  18. Perinatal outcome in singleton pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia and eclampsia in Ecuador.

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    Phoa, K Y N; Chedraui, P; Pérez-López, F R; Wendte, J F; Ghiabi, S; Vrijkotte, T; Pinto, P

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    Preeclampsia in Ecuador is an understudied subject since available epidemiological data are scarce. The aim of this study was to describe perinatal outcomes among singleton pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia and eclampsia in a sample of low-income Ecuadorian women. Pregnant women complicated with preeclampsia (mild and severe) and eclampsia (defined according to criteria of the ACOG) delivering at the Enrique C. Sotomayor Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Guayaquil, Ecuador were surveyed with a structured questionnaire containing maternal (socio-demographic) and neonatal data. Perinatal outcomes were compared according to severity of clinical presentation. A total of 163 women with preeclampsia [mild (23.9%), severe (68.7%) and eclampsia (7.4%)] were surveyed. Perinatal mortality and stillbirth rate was similar among studied groups (mild vs. severe preeclampsia/eclampsia cases). However, severe cases displayed higher rates of adverse perinatal outcomes: lower birth Apgar scores, more preterm births, and more low birth weight and small for gestational age infants. Caesarean-section rate and the number of admissions to intensive or intermediate neonatal care were higher in severe cases. A similar trend was found when analysis excluded preterm gestations. In conclusion, in this specific low-income Ecuadorian population perinatal outcome was adverse in pregnancies complicated with severe preeclampsia/eclampsia. PMID:26790539

  19. Cardiovascular risk factor assessment after pre-eclampsia in primary care

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    Numans Mattijs E

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of development of cardiovascular disease later in life. It is not known how general practitioners in the Netherlands care for these women after delivery with respect to cardiovascular risk factor management. Methods Review of medical records of 1196 women in four primary health care centres, who were registered from January 2000 until July 2007 with an International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC code indicating pregnancy. Records were searched for indicators of pre-eclampsia. Of those who experienced pre-eclampsia and of a random sample of 150 women who did not, the following information on cardiovascular risk factor management after pregnancy was extracted from the records: frequency and timing of blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose measurements - and vascular diagnoses. Additionally the sensitivity and specificity of ICPC coding for pre-eclampsia were determined. Results 35 women experienced pre-eclampsia. Blood pressure was more often checked after pregnancy in these women than in controls (57.1% vs. 12.0%, p Conclusion Despite the evidence of increased risk of future cardiovascular disease in women with a history of pre-eclampsia, follow-up of these women is insufficient and undeveloped in primary care in the Netherlands.

  20. Associations of depression and depressive symptoms with preeclampsia: results from a Peruvian case-control study

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    Garcia Pedro

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Preeclampsia involves endothelial dysfunction, platelet dysfunction/activation and sympathetic over-activity similar to cardiovascular disorders (CVD. Depression, an independent risk factor for progression of CVD, was found to be associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia among Finnish women. We examined the relation between depression/depressive symptoms and preeclampsia risk among Peruvian women. Methods The study included 339 preeclamptic cases and 337 normotensive controls. Depression and depressive symptoms during pregnancy were assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9. Odds ratios (OR and 95% confidence intervals (CI were estimated from logistic regression models. Results The prevalence of moderate depression was 11.5% among cases and 5.3% among controls. The corresponding figures for moderate-severe depression were 3.5% for cases and 2.1% for controls. Compared with non-depressed women, those with moderate depression had a 2.3-fold increased risk of preeclampsia (95% CI: 1.2–4.4, while moderate-severe depression was associated with a 3.2-fold (95% CI: 1.1–9.6 increased risk of preeclampsia. Associations of each of the 9-items of the PHQ-9 depression screening module with preeclampsia risk were also observed. Conclusion Our findings are consistent with the only other published report on this topic. Collectively, available data support recent calls for expanded efforts to study and address depression among pregnant women.

  1. dbPEC: a comprehensive literature-based database for preeclampsia related genes and phenotypes.

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    Uzun, Alper; Triche, Elizabeth W; Schuster, Jessica; Dewan, Andrew T; Padbury, James F

    2016-01-01

    Preeclampsia is one of the most common causes of fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality in the world. We built a Database for Preeclampsia (dbPEC) consisting of the clinical features, concurrent conditions, published literature and genes associated with Preeclampsia. We included gene sets associated with severity, concurrent conditions, tissue sources and networks. The published scientific literature is the primary repository for all information documenting human disease. We used semantic data mining to retrieve and extract the articles pertaining to preeclampsia-associated genes and performed manual curation. We deposited the articles, genes, preeclampsia phenotypes and other supporting information into the dbPEC. It is publicly available and freely accessible. Previously, we developed a database for preterm birth (dbPTB) using a similar approach. Using the gene sets in dbPTB, we were able to successfully analyze a genome-wide study of preterm birth including 4000 women and children. We identified important genes and pathways associated with preterm birth that were not otherwise demonstrable using genome-wide approaches. dbPEC serves not only as a resources for genes and articles associated with preeclampsia, it is a robust source of gene sets to analyze a wide range of high-throughput data for gene set enrichment analysis. Database URL: http://ptbdb.cs.brown.edu/dbpec/. PMID:26946289

  2. Reduced Maternal Erythrocyte Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Exist in Early Pregnancy in Preeclampsia.

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    Wadhwani, Nisha S; Narang, Ankita S; Mehendale, Savita S; Wagh, Girija N; Gupte, Sanjay A; Joshi, Sadhana R

    2016-01-01

    The present prospective study examines proportions of maternal erythrocyte fatty acids across gestation and their association with cord erythrocyte fatty acids in normotensive control (NC) and preeclamptic pregnancies. We hypothesize that maternal fatty acid status in early pregnancy influences fetal fatty acid stores in preeclampsia. 137 NC women and 58 women with preeclampsia were included in this study. Maternal blood was collected at 3 time points during pregnancy (16-20th weeks, 26-30th weeks and at delivery). Cord blood was collected at delivery. Fatty acids were analyzed using gas chromatography. The proportions of maternal erythrocyte α-linolenic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, nervonic acid, and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) (p preeclampsia as compared with NC. Cord 18:3n-3, 22:6n-3, 24:1n-9, MUFA, and total n-3 fatty acids (p preeclampsia as compared with NC. A positive association was observed between maternal erythrocyte 22:6n-3 and 24:1n-9 at 16-20th weeks with the same fatty acids in cord erythrocytes (p preeclampsia. Our study for the first time indicates alteration in maternal erythrocyte fatty acids at 16th weeks of gestation which is further reflected in cord erythrocytes at delivery in preeclampsia.

  3. Prognostic Value of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Measured in the First-Trimester on the Severity of Preeclampsia

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    Cheng, Po-Jen; Huang, Shang-Yu; Su, Sheng-Yuan; Hsiao, Ching-Hwa; Peng, Hsiu-Huei; Duan, Tao

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Recent studies have suggested that preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease may share common mechanisms. The purpose of this prospective nested case-controlled study was to characterize a variety of cardiovascular disease risk factors measured during the first trimester of pregnancy in predicting subsequent outcomes and the severity of preeclampsia. We ascertained the severity of preeclampsia at the onset of the disease, and the presence of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). We c...

  4. In preeclampsia, maternal third trimester subcutaneous adipocyte lipolysis is more resistant to suppression by insulin than in healthy pregnancy

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    Huda, Shahzya S; Forrest, Rachel; Paterson, Nicole; Jordan, Fiona; Sattar, Naveed; Freeman, Dilys J.

    2014-01-01

    Obesity increases preeclampsia risk, and maternal dyslipidemia may result from exaggerated adipocyte lipolysis. We compared adipocyte function in preeclampsia with healthy pregnancy to establish whether there is increased lipolysis. Subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue biopsies were collected at caesarean section from healthy (n=31) and preeclampsia (n=13) mothers. Lipolysis in response to isoproterenol (200 nmol/L) and insulin (10 nmol/L) was assessed. In healthy pregnancy, subcutaneous ...

  5. Endothelial Dysfunction and Preeclampsia: Role of Oxidative Stress

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    Lissette Carolina eSánchez-Aranguren

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia (PE is an often fatal pathology characterized by hypertension and proteinuria at the 20th week of gestation that affects 5-10% of the pregnancies. The problem is particularly important in developing countries in where the incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is higher and maternal mortality rates are twenty times higher than those reported in developed countries. Risk factors for the development of PE includes obesity, insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia that stimulate inflammatory cytokine release and oxidative stress leading to endothelial dysfunction (ED. However, how all these clinical manifestations concur to develop PE is still not very well understood. The related poor trophoblast invasion and uteroplacental artery remodeling described in PE, increases reactive oxygen species (ROS, hypoxia and ED. Here we aim to review current literature from research showing the interplay between oxidative stress, ED and PE to the outcomes of current clinical trials aiming to prevent PE with antioxidant supplementation.

  6. [Gravidaprotective action of phenibut in experimental pre-eclampsia].

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    Tiurenkov, I N; Perfilova, V N; Karamysheva, V I; Popova, T A; Lebedeva, S A; Mikhaĭlova, L I; Zhakupova, G A

    2014-01-01

    It was established that the replacement of drinking water by 1.8% NaCl solution in female rats during pregnancy causes experimental pre-eclampsia (EP), as evidenced by an increase in the blood pressure, proteinuria, and edema in the control group as compared to pregnant female rats with normal drinking regime. Animals with EP exhibited disturbance of vasodilating endothelial function, microcirculation disorder, and increased coagulation and thrombogenic potential of blood. In addition, the group with EP showed evidence of the activation of lipid peroxidation (LPO) due to lower activity of antioxidant enzymes. Daily oral administration ofphenibut (25 mg/kg) in female rats with EP during pregnancy prevents the increase in blood pressure and the severity of proteinuria and edemation. Phenibut improves the vasodilator and antithrombotic endothelial functions, increases uterine blood flow, improves microcirculation, limits LPO, and increases the activity of antioxidant enzymes. PMID:25668940

  7. Mitochondrial role in adaptive response to stress conditions in preeclampsia.

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    Vishnyakova, Polina A; Volodina, Maria A; Tarasova, Nadezhda V; Marey, Maria V; Tsvirkun, Daria V; Vavina, Olga V; Khodzhaeva, Zulfiya S; Kan, Natalya E; Menon, Ramkumar; Vysokikh, Mikhail Yu; Sukhikh, Gennady T

    2016-01-01

    Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific syndrome, characterized in general by hypertension with proteinuria or other systemic disturbances. PE is the major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, the etiology of PE still remains unclear. Our study involved 38 patients: 14 with uncomplicated pregnancy; 13 with early-onset PE (eoPE); and 11 with late-onset PE (loPE). We characterized the immunophenotype of cells isolated from the placenta and all biopsy samples were stained positive for Cytokeratin 7, SOX2, Nestin, Vimentin, and CD44. We obtained a significant increase in OPA1 mRNA and protein expression in the eoPE placentas. Moreover, TFAM expression was down-regulated in comparison to the control (p development of PE. PMID:27573305

  8. Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Resembling Severe Preeclampsia in Pregnancy

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    Raminder Kaur Khangura

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Although colorectal cancer (CRC is the third most common cancer in women, it is a rare malignancy in pregnancy. Symptoms of CRC such as fatigue, malaise, nausea, vomiting, rectal bleeding, anemia, altered bowel habits, and abdominal mass are often considered typical symptoms of pregnancy. Many cases of CRC are diagnosed in advanced stages due to missed warning signs of CRC, which may be misinterpreted as normal symptoms related to pregnancy. This report reviews 2 cases of CRC diagnosed within a 4-month interval at our institution. Both cases were initially thought to be atypical presentations of preeclampsia. Prenatal history, hospital course, and postpartum course were reviewed for both patients. CRC is often diagnosed at advanced stages in pregnancy. Common physiological symptoms of pregnancy should be scrutinized carefully and worked up appropriately, especially if symptoms remain persistent or increase in intensity or severity.

  9. Evaluation of current and new biomarkers in severe preeclampsia: a microarray approach reveals the VSIG4 gene as a potential blood biomarker.

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    Julien Textoris

    Full Text Available Preeclampsia is a placental disease characterized by hypertension and proteinuria in pregnant women, and it is associated with a high maternal and neonatal morbidity. However, circulating biomarkers that are able to predict the prognosis of preeclampsia are lacking. Thirty-eight women were included in the current study. They consisted of 19 patients with preeclampsia (13 with severe preeclampsia and 6 with non-severe preeclampsia and 19 gestational age-matched women with normal pregnancies as controls. We measured circulating factors that are associated with the coagulation pathway (including fibrinogen, fibronectin, factor VIII, antithrombin, protein S and protein C, endothelial activation (such as soluble endoglin and CD146, and the release of total and platelet-derived microparticles. These markers enabled us to discriminate the preeclampsia condition from a normal pregnancy but were not sufficient to distinguish severe from non-severe preeclampsia. We then used a microarray to study the transcriptional signature of blood samples. Preeclampsia patients exhibited a specific transcriptional program distinct from that of the control group of women. Interestingly, we also identified a severity-related transcriptional signature. Functional annotation of the upmodulated signature in severe preeclampsia highlighted two main functions related to "ribosome" and "complement". Finally, we identified 8 genes that were specifically upmodulated in severe preeclampsia compared with non-severe preeclampsia and the normotensive controls. Among these genes, we identified VSIG4 as a potential diagnostic marker of severe preeclampsia. The determination of this gene may improve the prognostic assessment of severe preeclampsia.

  10. Tiroidectomía asociada a paratiroidectomía por hiperparatiroidismo primario y secundario

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    Pardal Refoyo, José Luis; Santiago Peña, Luis Francisco

    2014-01-01

    [ES] Introducción: La asociación de patología tiroidea y paratiroidea es frecuente y puede dificultar el diagnóstico preoperatorio por lo que debe hacerse estudio tiroideo funcional y estructural en el hiperparatiroidismo. Objetivo: Conocer la incidencia de patología quirúrgica de paratiroides y tiroides asociadas. Material y método: Estudio histórico de casos y control en 105 pacientes sometidos a paratiroidectomía total o parcial por hiperparatiroidismo primario (83,81%) o secundario (16...

  11. Poliartritis asociada a hepatozoonosis canina: descripción de un caso

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    Iveli, Sebastián; Casas, Luciano; Machuca, Mariana; Eiras, Diego Fernando; del Amo, Alicia

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue describir un caso de poliartritis asociada a Hepatozoon canis en un canino, mestizo, macho, de 5 meses de edad. El paciente presentaba fiebre (40,1 ºC), mucosas pálidas, linfonódulos superficiales ligeramente aumentados de tamaño, dolor lumbar, aumento de tamaño de varias articulaciones y abundantes garrapatas (Rhipicephalus sanguineous). En los extendidos sanguíneos se constató la presencia de gamontes de Hepatozoon sp. en el citoplasma de los neutrófilos. El ...

  12. First Trimester Urine and Serum Metabolomics for Prediction of Preeclampsia and Gestational Hypertension: A Prospective Screening Study.

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    Austdal, Marie; Tangerås, Line H; Skråstad, Ragnhild B; Salvesen, Kjell; Austgulen, Rigmor; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Bathen, Tone F

    2015-09-08

    Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, are major contributors to maternal morbidity. The goal of this study was to evaluate the potential of metabolomics to predict preeclampsia and gestational hypertension from urine and serum samples in early pregnancy, and elucidate the metabolic changes related to the diseases. Metabolic profiles were obtained by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of serum and urine samples from 599 women at medium to high risk of preeclampsia (nulliparous or previous preeclampsia/gestational hypertension). Preeclampsia developed in 26 (4.3%) and gestational hypertension in 21 (3.5%) women. Multivariate analyses of the metabolic profiles were performed to establish prediction models for the hypertensive disorders individually and combined. Urinary metabolomic profiles predicted preeclampsia and gestational hypertension at 51.3% and 40% sensitivity, respectively, at 10% false positive rate, with hippurate as the most important metabolite for the prediction. Serum metabolomic profiles predicted preeclampsia and gestational hypertension at 15% and 33% sensitivity, respectively, with increased lipid levels and an atherogenic lipid profile as most important for the prediction. Combining maternal characteristics with the urinary hippurate/creatinine level improved the prediction rates of preeclampsia in a logistic regression model. The study indicates a potential future role of clinical importance for metabolomic analysis of urine in prediction of preeclampsia.

  13. First Trimester Urine and Serum Metabolomics for Prediction of Preeclampsia and Gestational Hypertension: A Prospective Screening Study

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    Marie Austdal

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, are major contributors to maternal morbidity. The goal of this study was to evaluate the potential of metabolomics to predict preeclampsia and gestational hypertension from urine and serum samples in early pregnancy, and elucidate the metabolic changes related to the diseases. Metabolic profiles were obtained by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of serum and urine samples from 599 women at medium to high risk of preeclampsia (nulliparous or previous preeclampsia/gestational hypertension. Preeclampsia developed in 26 (4.3% and gestational hypertension in 21 (3.5% women. Multivariate analyses of the metabolic profiles were performed to establish prediction models for the hypertensive disorders individually and combined. Urinary metabolomic profiles predicted preeclampsia and gestational hypertension at 51.3% and 40% sensitivity, respectively, at 10% false positive rate, with hippurate as the most important metabolite for the prediction. Serum metabolomic profiles predicted preeclampsia and gestational hypertension at 15% and 33% sensitivity, respectively, with increased lipid levels and an atherogenic lipid profile as most important for the prediction. Combining maternal characteristics with the urinary hippurate/creatinine level improved the prediction rates of preeclampsia in a logistic regression model. The study indicates a potential future role of clinical importance for metabolomic analysis of urine in prediction of preeclampsia.

  14. Serum markers of macrophage activation in pre-eclampsia: no predictive value of soluble CD163 and neopterin

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    Kronborg, Camilla S; Knudsen, Ulla Breth; Moestrup, Søren K;

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    BACKGROUND: Alternatively activated macrophages expressing the CD163 and CD206 surface receptors are the dominant immune-cell type found in the placenta. The placental number and distribution of macrophages is altered in pre-eclampsia, and the generalised inflammatory reaction associated with pre......-eclampsia group (r=0.32, p=0.011). C-reactive protein was higher in pre-eclampsia than in healthy pregnancies by week 38 (159 versus 91 nmol/l, p=0.0189). CONCLUSIONS: The macrophage serum-markers sCD163 and neopterin are not pre-symptomatic nor prognostic markers for pre-eclampsia...

  15. Adquisición de una segunda lengua en niños con TDAH: Estudio de dos casos.

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    Hernando-Ruiz, Ana Rosa

    2012-01-01

    El Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad (TDAH) se caracteriza por una disminución de la atención asociada con hiperactividad e impulsividad. La presencia de este trastorno en niños conlleva alteraciones en procesos cognitivos, emocionales y conductuales. El presente estudio pretende ver la posible relación entre déficits en funciones ejecutivas y el aprendizaje de un segundo idioma en dos casos de niños con diagnóstico de TDAH. Para ello se aplicaron diversas pruebas de evalua...

  16. Agendas visuales y procesos, elementos básicos en la vida del alumnado con Trastorno del Espectro del Autismo

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    Rodríguez Molino, Joana

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    Este Trabajo Fin de Grado comienza haciendo un repaso de las definiciones y características asociadas a los Trastornos del Espectro del Autismo para poder considerar las pautas de intervención más acertadas a seguir con este alumnado. También se hace hincapié en los Sistemas Alternativos y Aumentativos de Comunicación como medio de comunicación y aprendizaje para estos niños/as. Se presenta una propuesta de intervención educativa llevada a cabo con un niño con Trastorno del Espectro del A...

  17. Signos neurológicos asociados a pacientes caninos con linfoma

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    Adriana Patricia Suraniti

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El cáncer altera las estructuras o las funciones de órganos vecinos por su simple presencia, con las consiguientes manifestaciones clínicas; pero también produce efectos nocivos en órganos distantes. Estas alteraciones clínicas inducidas por la acción no invasiva del tumor son de gran diversidad clínica y se conocen como síndromes paraneoplásicos. En el presente trabajo se describen cuatro casos de pacientes caninos con alteraciones neurológicas asociadas a linfadenopatía superficial generalizada.

  18. Utilidad de un conector desinfectable en la profilaxis de la bacteriemia relacionada con cateter

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    Yébenes Reyes, Juan Carlos

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    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada La utilización de los catéteres venosos centrales es esencial en las unidades de cuidados. Su uso, sin embargo, no está exento de riesgos, como la bacteriemia relacionada con catéter, con una morbimortalidad asociada significativa. Conociendo la importancia de la via endoluminal en la patogénesis de la bacteriemia por catéter, el objetivo de está tesis es observar la utilidad de un nuevo conector desinfectable que no req...

  19. La actual lucha del gobierno mexicano contra la delincuencia en la frontera con Estados Unidos

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    2011-01-01

    En este artículo se analiza el entorno de inseguridad y violencia asociadas con el narcotráfico en la frontera de México con Estados Unidos y las acciones emprendidas por el gobierno federal para desarticular a las organizaciones criminales que pelean el control del mercado y el acceso a los cruces fronterizos para la introducción de drogas a Estados Unidos, partiendo de la hipótesis de que la violencia e inseguridad han estado presentes desde mucho antes en la frontera, pero las agencias ...

  20. Redefinición del concepto y del abordaje de las lesiones por humedad: Una propuesta conceptual y metodológica para mejorar el cuidado de las lesiones cutáneas asociadas a la humedad (LESCAH

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    Joan-Enric Torra i Bou

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    Full Text Available Actualmente se percibe una indefinición manifiesta acerca de la conceptualización y abordaje de las llamadas lesiones por humedad en los entornos clínicos, docentes e investigadores de nuestro país, que muy frecuentemente relacionan este término solo con las lesiones producidas por la orina y las heces. Dadas las diversas repercusiones que se intuye pueden tener este tipo de lesiones, se hace necesario consensuar y unificar los distintos aspectos relacionados con el cuidado de estas heridas. En el presente artículo, y siguiendo la tendencia internacional, se propone la adopción del término lesiones cutáneas asociadas a la humedad (LESCAH para referirnos a la inflamación y erosión de la piel causada por la exposición prolongada a diversas fuentes de humedad, incluyendo la orina o las heces, el sudor, el exudado de la herida, el moco o la saliva. Desde esta premisa, se presentan y describen los diferentes tipos de LESCAH identificados en la clínica. Y finalmente, para facilitar la integración de la valoración, prevención y tratamiento de los pacientes con algún tipo de LESCAH, se propone un plan básico de actuación -denominado con el acrónimo CASPROT- con los distintos objetivos e intervenciones a realizar en cada fase.

  1. Autoconcepto de estudiantes universitarios con discapacidad visual, auditiva y motora

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    María Tamara Polo Sánchez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo fue analizar el autoconcepto de estudiantes universitarios con discapacidad visual, auditiva o motora, frente a otros sin ella, así como explorar diferencias en función del tipo de discapacidad y del género. La muestra estaba configurada por 102 estudiantes, 51 con discapacidad y 51 sin ella, matriculados en diferentes titulaciones de la Universidad de Granada, España. Se empleó la escala de autoconcepto AFA 5, de García y Musitu (2001 y un cuestionario de variables sociodemográficas. Se realizaron distintos análisis multivariante (MANOVA, mostrando que los estudiantes con discapacidad presentaban un nivel de autoconcepto académico y emocional más bajo, pero no aparecían diferencias en relación con el tipo de discapacidad presentada. También se hallaron diferencias con respecto al género en la dimensión emocional, considerando el grupo en su conjunto; sin embargo, estas diferencias no estaban asociadas a la discapacidad. La menor competencia que muestran los jóvenes en estos ámbitos, resulta preocupante, dada su repercusión en la vida personal y académica; por esta razón, los equipos de atención a estudiantes con discapacidad deberían tomarlos en consideración.

  2. IDENTIFICACIÓN MOLECULAR DE POBLACIONES BACTERIANAS ASOCIADAS AL CARACOL PALA (Strombus gigas DEL CARIBE COLOMBIANO

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    ROMERO MAGALLY

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    El caracol Pala, Strombus gigas (Strombidae, es de gran importancia ecológica y socioeconómica en el área caribeña colombiana. Sin embargo, es una especie catalogada como “vulnerable” y existe muy poca información referente a las especies bacterianas asociadas al caracol que puedan ser importantes para el desarrollo, manejo productivo y de seguridad acuícola de estos gastrópodos. En este trabajo, nosotros empleamos un estudio microbiológico y molecular de la región intergénica entre los genes 16S y 23S rDNA, análisis del gen rDNA 16S y secuenciación, para analizar las bacterias asociadas al caracol Pala (S. gigas. La composición de bacterias cultivables asociadas fue evaluada por su capacidad para crecer en agar marino y en medios de cultivos selectivos. De un total de 28 muestras analizadas encontramos que el número de bacterias cultivadas en condiciones aerobias fue de alrededor 106 ufc mL-1 donde las bacterias pertenecientes a la familia Vibrionacea fueron las más abundantes, cerca de >105 ufc mL-1 . El análisis molecular de la región intergénica entre los genes 16S y 23S rDNA de las diferentes muestras, reveló una gran complejidad bacteriana asociada a S. gigas. Las secuencias de los amplificados del gen rDNA 16S identificó Pseudoalteromonas sp., Halomonas sp., Psycrobacter sp., Cobetia sp., Pseudomonas sp. y Vibrios sp. Nuestros resultados podrían sugerir un rol importante de estas bacterias como componentes de la comunidad asociada al S. gigas. Esta información puede complementar los estudios que se están implementando en los procesos para la conservación y repoblamiento de las poblaciones de S. gigas en Colombia.

    Palabras clave: Strombus gigas, Caracol pala, Bacteria, Región intergénica 16S-23S, rDNA 16S.

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    The Queen Conch, Strombus gigas (Strombidae, is a species of great ecological and socioeconomic importance in the Caribbean area of Colombia

  3. Relaciones sexuales en adolescentes colombianos y las implicaciones para la salud pública: una revisión de la prevalencia y algunas variables asociadas

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    Adalberto Campo-Arias

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl deseo sexual se incrementa significativamente durante la adolescencia, en consecuencia, un número importante de hombres y mujeres adolescentes inician relaciones sexuales antes de la mayoría de edad. Se realizó una revisión de las publicaciones en Pubmed y Google académico que informaban la prevalencia de relaciones sexuales en adolescentes colombianos durante la década más reciente (1999-2008. Las palabras clave que se usaron fueron adolescentes (adolescents, estudiantes (students, comportamiento sexual (sexual behavior y Colombia. La prevalencia de relaciones sexuales estuvo entre 7.7% y 58%, media de 27.2%. Más años de edad, sexo masculino, mayor escolaridad y consumo de sustancias legales o ilegales se relacionaron con historia de relaciones sexuales. Los adolescentes informaron conductas sexuales de riesgo, con diferencias por género, como el uso inconsistente de condón, relaciones sexuales bajo el efecto de sustancias y relaciones sexuales con personas poco conocidas. Estos hallazgos tienen relevancia para salud pública sexual y reproductiva. Se deben diseñar programas integrales de intervención para promover un desarrollo sexual armónico y saludable en adolescentes colombianos. [Campo-Arias A. Relaciones sexuales en adolescentes colombianos y las implicaciones para la salud pública: una revisión de la prevalencia y algunas variables asociadas. MedUNAB 2009; 12:86-90].

  4. Differences in Liver Injury and Trophoblastic Mitochondrial Damage in Different Preeclampsia-like Mouse Models

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    Yi-Wei Han; Zi Yang; Xiao-Yan Ding; Huan Yu

    2015-01-01

    Background:Preeclampsia is a multifactorial disease during pregnancy.Dysregulated lipid metabolism may be related to some preeclampsia.We investigated the relationship between triglycerides (TGs) and liver injury in different preeclampsia-like mouse models and their potential common pathways.Methods:Preeclampsia-like models (Nw-nitro-L-arginine-methyl ester [L-NAME],lipopolysaccharide [LPS],apolipoprotein C-Ⅲ [Apo] transgnic mice + L-NAME,β2 glycoprotein Ⅰ [βGPI]) were used in four experimental groups:L-NAME (LN),LPS,Apo-LN and βGPI,respectively,and controls received saline (LN-C,LPS-C,Apo-C,βGPI-C).The first three models were established in preimplantation (PI),early-,mid-and late-gestation (EG,MG and LG).βGPI and controls were injected before implantation.Mean arterial pressure (MAP),24-hour urine protein,placental and fetal weight,serum TGs,total cholesterol (TC) and pathologic liver and trophocyte changes were assessed.Results:MAP and proteinuria were significantly increased in the experimental groups.Placenta and fetal weight in PI,EP and MP subgroups were significantly lower than LP.Serum TGs significantly increased in most groups but controls.TC was not different between experimental and control groups.Spotty hepatic cell necrosis was observed in PI,EG,MG in LN,Apo-LN and βGPI,but no morphologic changes were observed in the LPS group.Similar trophoblastic mitochondrial damage was observed in every experimental group.Conclusions:Earlier preeclampsia onset causes a higher MAP and urine protein level,and more severe placental and fetal damage.Preeclampsia-like models generated by varied means lead to different changes in lipid metabolism and associated with liver injury.Trophoblastic mitochondrial damage may be the common terminal pathway in different preeclampsia-like models.

  5. Pre-eclampsia research in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

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    Per Magnus

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy disorder of unknown origin. In Norway, pre-eclampsia is reported in 3 to 4 per cent of registered births. At present, November 2014, a series of investigations into the etiology of preeclampsia have been published internationally from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa, and several studies are ongoing. The intention of this paper is to give a short summary of what has been accomplished, and to discuss future avenues of research concerning causes, mechanisms and consequences of pre-eclampsia. The papers that have been published up to now include seven that concern life-styles (physical activity, tobacco and diet, six that include prior pregnancies, infection, gestational weight gain, toxicants and tryptophan metabolism, and two studies concerning issues of selection and validity. Major findings are that tobacco smoking is only associated with reduced risk of pre-eclampsia when it occurs in the last trimester; that processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with increased risk while vegetables, vitamin D and probiotics are associated with reduced risk; and that prior induced abortions have the same risk-reducing effect as a prior pregnancy. For future studies, we suggest that better use should be made of the family structure built into MoBa. This includes better use of the discordant pregnancy design. A series of ongoing genetic studies, partly in international consortia, will hopefully open new etiological insights. The indications that pre-eclampsia is related to cardiovascular disease and other complex disorders should be further investigated through systematic follow-up of pre-eclamptic women and controls. Finally, MoBa is eminently suited to study the influences that pre-eclampsia can have on the growing child.

  6. Mutations in complement regulatory proteins predispose to preeclampsia: a genetic analysis of the PROMISSE cohort.

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    Jane E Salmon

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Pregnancy in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or antiphospholipid antibodies (APL Ab--autoimmune conditions characterized by complement-mediated injury--is associated with increased risk of preeclampsia and miscarriage. Our previous studies in mice indicate that complement activation targeted to the placenta drives angiogenic imbalance and placental insufficiency. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We use PROMISSE, a prospective study of 250 pregnant patients with SLE and/or APL Ab, to test the hypothesis in humans that impaired capacity to limit complement activation predisposes to preeclampsia. We sequenced genes encoding three complement regulatory proteins--membrane cofactor protein (MCP, complement factor I (CFI, and complement factor H (CFH--in 40 patients who had preeclampsia and found heterozygous mutations in seven (18%. Five of these patients had risk variants in MCP or CFI that were previously identified in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, a disease characterized by endothelial damage. One had a novel mutation in MCP that impairs regulation of C4b. These findings constitute, to our knowledge, the first genetic defects associated with preeclampsia in SLE and/or APL Ab. We confirmed the association of hypomorphic variants of MCP and CFI in a cohort of non-autoimmune preeclampsia patients in which five of 59 were heterozygous for mutations. CONCLUSION: The presence of risk variants in complement regulatory proteins in patients with SLE and/or APL Ab who develop preeclampsia, as well as in preeclampsia patients lacking autoimmune disease, links complement activation to disease pathogenesis and suggests new targets for treatment of this important public health problem. STUDY REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00198068.

  7. Bacterias halotolerantes/alcalofilas productoras de acido indol acético (aia) asociadas a arthrospira platensis (cyanophyceae)

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    Liliana Cecilia Gómez Gómez; Nelson Valero Valero; Ever Morales Avendaño

    2012-01-01

    Título en ingles: Halotolerant alkalophilic and indolacetic acid producing acid producing bacteria associated with Arthrospira platensis (Cyanophyceae) Resumen: Este trabajo tuvo como propósito contribuir al conocimiento de la interacción entre la cianobacteria alcalófila Arthrospira platensis y las bacterias que crecen asociadas a su mucilago. Se desarrolló un  medio de cultivo heterotrófico en el cual se aislaron cinco cepas bacterianas asociadas a un monocultivo de A. platensis. Se determi...

  8. Estructura espacial y estacional de la comunidad de hongos asociada al abrigo de hojas muertas de Espeletia grandiflora H & B en el páramo El Granizo, Monserrate-Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Sabogal Rodríguez Sandra Patricia

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENSe caracterizó la comunidad de hongos asociada a la necromasa de Espeletia grandiflora, segúnlas siguientes variables: Grado de descomposición de la necromasa, segmentos foliares,tamaño de la planta y época climática. El muestreo se realizó durante los meses marzo - abril(seca-húmeda, agosto (seca y octubre (húmeda del año 2001. Las muestras de roseta y denecromasa a diferentes alturas con respecto al suelo (distribución vertical, fueron subdivididasen secciones foliares (distribución horizontal, procesadas según la técnica de aislamiento demicelio activo en medios de cultivo PDA y luego determinadas hasta especie. La clase-forma:Deuteromycete presentó cuatro familias, Moniliaceae, Dematiaceae, Melanconiaceae yActa Sphaeropsidaceae, donde la familia Moniliaceae exhibió la mayor riqueza de especies (4,seguida por la Dematiaceae (3; de igual forma la clase Ascomicete con cuatro familias,Sordariaceae, Chaetomiaceae, Lasiosphaerinaceae y Nectriaceae, siendo Sordariaceae la másrepresentativa en especies (2. Las clases Oomycetes y Zigomycetes presentaron una familia,Pytiaceae y Mortierelaceae respectivamente; la familia Pytiaceae estuvo representada por tresespecies. Es de anotar que, la clase-forma Deuteromycetes presenta la mayor riqueza enfamilias, especies y la mayor abundancia de individuos, sin embargo, los individuos con lasmayores frecuencias y una amplia distribución corresponden a las clases Ascomycetes yOomycete. Las especies de hongos siguieron un patrón de distribución fundamentado en laheterogeneidad espacial como temporal de los hábitats en estudio. -Pythium vexansy Sordariafimicolarepresentaron el 33% de la abundancia total de las especies de hongos asociadas a lanecromasa de Espeletia grandiflora.

  9. Estructura espacial y estacional de la comunidad de hongos asociada al abrigo de hojas muertas de Espeletia grandiflora H & B en el páramo El Granizo, Monserrate - Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Anacona Chicangana Amalfy

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizó la comunidad de hongos asociada a la necromasa de Espeletia grandiflora, segúnlas siguientes variables: Grado de descomposición de la necromasa, segmentos foliares, tama-ño de la planta y época climática. El muestreo se realizó durante los meses marzo-abril (seca-húmeda, agosto (seca y octubre (húmeda del año 2001. Las muestras de roseta y denecromasa a diferentes alturas con respecto al suelo (distribución vertical, fueron subdivididasen secciones foliares (distribución horizontal, procesadas según la técnica de aislamiento demicelio activo en medios de cultivo PDA y luego determinadas hasta especie. La clase-forma:Deuteromycete presentó cuatro familias, Moniliaceae, Dematiaceae, Melanconiaceae ySphaeropsidaceae, donde la familia Moniliaceae exhibió la mayor riqueza de especies (4,seguida por la Dematiaceae (3; de igual forma la clase Ascomicete con cuatro familias,Sordariaceae, Chaetomiaceae, Lasiosphaerinaceae y Nectriaceae, siendo Sordariaceae la másrepresentativa en especies (2. Las clases Oomycetes y Zigomycetes presentaron una familia,Pytiaceae y Mortierelaceae respectivamente; la familia Pytiaceae estuvo representada por tresespecies. Es de anotar que, la clase-forma Deuteromycetes presenta la mayor riqueza en fami-lias, especies y la mayor abundancia de individuos, sin embargo, los individuos con las mayoresfrecuencias y una amplia distribución correspondes a las clases Ascomycetes y Oomycete.Las especies de hongos siguieron un patrón de distribución fundamentado en la heteroge-neidad espacial como temporal de los hábitats en estudio. Pythium vexansy Sordaria fimicolarepresentaron 33% de la abundancia total de las especies de hongos asociadas a la necromasade Espeletia grandiflora.

  10. Micorrizas arbusculares asociadas a Júcaro de ciénaga ( Bucida palustris y Soplillo ( Lysiloma latisiliquum en la Reserva de la Biosfera Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba.

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    Raquel M. Rodríguez Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó y caracterizó el e status micorrízico arbuscular de Bucida palustris (j úcaro de ciénaga y Lysiloma latisiliquum (soplillo , especies distintivas de bosque de ciénaga y bosque semidecíduo con humedad fluctuante, respectivamente, en la Reserva de la Biosfera Ciénaga de Zapata . Se determinó además, la densidad de esporas rizosféricas de hongos micorrizógenos arbusculares y se identificó la especie predominante en cada caso. Ambas especies vegetales resultaron micótrofas arbusculares con elevados porcentajes de colonización (> 9 0 % y densidad visual ( >25 %. La densidad de esporas rizosféricas asociadas a Lysiloma latisiliquum fue casi 2,5 veces mayor que en Bucida palustris y las especies predominantes fueron Funneliformis halonatus y Racocetra alborosea , respectivamente. La m orfología Tipo - Paris se identificó en Lysiloma latisiliquum y el Tipo - Arum en Bucida palustris . Se observaron además de los enrollados hifales y arbúsculos determinantes de los tipos morfológicos anteriormente descritos, esporas y vesículas intrarradicales en ambas especies. Este trabajo constituye el primer reporte de micorrizas arbusculares asociadas a especies vegetales en humedales cubanos. Estudios acerca de su funcionamiento y diversidad, así como su relación con plantas cubanas permitirá una mejor co mprensión de esta simbiosis y facilitará la utilización de micorrizas nativas en estrategias de conservación y uso sostenible de plantas y ecosistemas.

  11. Observaciones sobre la patogénesis de la anorexia asociada a cáncer y su regulación por el sistema nervioso central Neural pathophysiology of cancer anorexia

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    K. Sánchez-Lara

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Se estima que dos terceras partes de los pacientes con cáncer sufren de anorexia o pérdida significativa de apetito, lo que conduce a la disminución acentuada de peso y desnutrición, con repercusiones significativas en la calidad de vida y morbimortalidad de los afectados. Aún se desconocen los mecanismos precisos que originan la pérdida de apetito; diversas hipótesis proponen que la patogénesis es multifactorial, destacándose las características biológicas del tumor, del huésped y las relacionadas al tratamiento. Existen nuevas teorías que señalan diversas substancias con efectos antimetabólicos en el sistema nervioso central y que parecen asociarse con resistencia a señales periféricas que informan al hipotálamo sobre el estado de consumo y gasto energético corporal. El objetivo de la revisión es describir conceptos actuales sobre la patogénesis de la anorexia asociada al cáncer, con particular interés en alteraciones del sistema nervioso central. Conclusiones: Es necesario continuar investigando los mecanismos participantes a nivel neural involucrados en la regulación alimentaria, con la finalidad de implementar mejores medidas de alimentación y tratamiento de los pacientes oncológicos con perdida de apetito, mejorar su estado nutricio, su calidad de vida y sobre todo, reducir la morbimortalidad asociada a desnutrición.Introduction: Approximately two thirds of cancer patients at advanced stages of the disease suffer from anorexia. Defined as the loss of the desire to eat, anorexia lower the energy intake which further exacerbates a progressive deterioration of the patient nutritional status. Malnutrition has a large impact on morbidity and mortality affecting the quality of life. Cancer anorexia etiology is multifactorial including complex interactions among the tumor, host metabolism and antineoplastic treatment. New related theories include peripheral and brain mechanisms affecting hypothalamic

  12. Morbimortalidad cardiopulmonar en pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    Alicia Aquino Valdovinos

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    Full Text Available Los pacientes con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES presentan una elevada morbi-mortalidad asociada a las manifestaciones cardiopulmonares que se desarrollan durante la evolución de la enfermedad. En este sentido, se han descrito dos picos de incidencia de mortalidad de esta enfermedad inmunológica. El primer pico está relacionado a la actividad de la enfermedad y se observa durante los tres primeros años posteriores al diagnóstico. El segundo pico está relacionado principalmente a las complicaciones cardiopulmonares y se presenta entre los 4 y 20 años posteriores al diagnóstico. Si bien la mortalidad temprana ha disminuido gracias a un mayor conocimiento de la fisiopatología de la enfermedad y al uso de terapias inmunosupresoras, la mortalidad tardía presenta un aumento progresivo de su frecuencia a pesar del avance en el manejo terapéutico. El estudio de estas complicaciones se ha convertido en un tema de gran interés debido a su efecto negativo en el pronóstico de los pacientes que las presentan. Algunos estudios epidemiológicos sugieren que los pacientes con LES tienen un mayor riesgo cardiovascular al ser comparados con la población sana. En este sentido, se ha descrito que estos presentan un mayor riesgo de desarrollar eventos cardiovasculares (infarto agudo del miocardio, accidente cerebro vascular y enfermedad arterial periférica en comparación con la población general. De forma asociada, se ha objetivado que la presencia de manifestaciones pleuro-pulmonares (pleuritis lúpica, neumonitis, hemorragia pulmonar, embolismo pulmonar e hipertensión pulmonar aumenta la morbimortalidad de los pacientes con LES. El conocimiento adecuado de las complicaciones cardiopulmonares en los pacientes con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico permitirá realizar un manejo individualizado y por lo tanto más eficaz, permitiendo disminuir la morbilidad asociada a las citadas complicaciones. El objetivo de este

  13. Valuación con opciones reales de proyectos con flujos correlacionados con fundamentales económicos y con saltos extremos Viabilidad del caso COMERCI UCB

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    Sergio Mendoza Sandoval

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo extiende el método de flujos de efectivo desconta - dos para valuar proyectos de inversión a través de la incorpo - ración de opciones reales. Se supone que los flujos de efectivo generados por la empresa están correlacionados con fundamen - tales macroeconómicos, particularmente con la tasa de interés; asimismo, se supone que presentan saltos cuyo tamaño está dado por una distribución de valores extremos. Estos flujos son vistos como un portafolio de opciones reales, que surgen de un proceso de optimización dinámica estocástica donde el inversionista (el empresario busca maximizar su utilidad total descontada, sujeto a la riqueza que posee. Esta riqueza incluye el proyecto de inversión, un bono libre de riesgo de incumpli - miento y un conjunto de opciones reales asociadas al proyecto.

  14. Transforming growth factor-beta 1 does not relate to hypertension in pre-eclampsia.

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    Hennessy, A; Orange, S; Willis, N; Painter, D M; Child, A; Horvath, J S

    2002-11-01

    1. Pre-eclampsia is a human disease of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, proteinuria and end-organ damage, if severe. Pre-eclampsia is thought to be related to changes in early placental development, with the formation of a shallower than normal placental bed. 2. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 is a multifunctional fibrogenic growth factor involved in immune regulation that is elevated in some populations with a high risk of hypertensive end-organ disease related to increases in endothelin release. Transforming growth factor-beta1 is also an important factor in placental implantation. Alterations in TGF-beta1 may be related to abnormal placental development in early pregnancy and, thus, are a candidate for the development of hypertension in pre-eclampsia. 3. The aim of the present study was to examine the placental distribution and serum concentration of TGF-beta1 in patients with pre-eclampsia compared with normal pregnancy. 4. Patients with pre-eclampsia (n = 12) were compared with patients with normal pregnancy (n = 14). Transforming growth factor-beta1 was determined by TGF-beta1 Max ELISA (Promega, Madsion, WI, USA) after serum dilution (1/150) and acid activation. Placental distribution was determined by immunostaining with TGF-beta1 (Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA; 20 ng/mL) and the villi and decidual trophoblast were scored for intensity and extent of staining. 5. Patients with pre-eclampsia had a mean gestational age of 36 weeks, whereas those with a normal pregnancy had a mean gestational age of 39.0 +/- 0.4 weeks. There was no difference in TGF-beta1 concentration between the two groups (mean (+/-SEM) 27.1 +/- 1.0 vs 26.4 +/- 0.7 pg/mL for normal pregnancy and pre-eclampsia, respectively; P = 0.73, Mann-Whitney U-test). There was no correlation between systolic or diastolic blood pressure and TGF-beta1 concentration (regression analysis P = 0.4 and 0.2). Immunostaining was absent in the villous trophoblast cells and endovascular and

  15. Hepatotoxicity associated with the ingestion of Centella asiatica Hepatotoxicidad asociada al consumo de Centella asiática

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    O. A. Jorge

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    presentaron ictericia después de consumir Centella asiática por 30, 20 y 60 días. Analíticas respectivas: ALT: 1193, 1694 y 324 U/l; FAL: 503, 472 y 484 U/l; bilirrubina: 4,23, 19,89 y 3,9 mg/dl. La primera presentó ASMA 1/160 y AMA 1/320. Diagnósticos anatomopatológicos: respectivamente hepatitis granulomatosa con marcada necrosis y apoptosis; hepatitis crónica con transformación cirrótica e intensa actividad necroinflamatoria y hepatitis granulomatosa. Todas mejoraron al suspender Centella asiática y con ácido ursodeoxicólico 10 mg/kg/día. La primera volvió a ingerir Centella asiática, repitiendo las lesiones. La segunda había ingerido esta sustancia un año antes. Conclusiones: muchos vegetales sintetizan compuestos hepatotóxicos. Camedrio, escutelaria y glicirricina poseen principios activos di- o triterpénicos que pueden lesionar el hígado promoviendo apoptosis y alterando membranas celulares. Hipotetizamos que estos mecanismos pueden haber producido las lesiones asociadas a Centella asiática. La presencia de autoanticuerpos y granulomas también favorecen un mecanismo inmunológico. El ácido ursodeoxicólico posee propiedades antiapoptóticas, aunque no podemos descartar que la sola discontinuación de Centella asiática haya determinado la mejoría de las pacientes.

  16. DETERMINACIÓN DE MEDIOS DE CULTIVO Y PH PARA LA MASIFICACIÓN in vitro DE CEPAS DE Suillus luteus Aubl. ASOCIADAS A Pinus radiata D. Don Y Scleroderma citrinum Pers. ASOCIADAS A Eucalyptus globulus Labill. DE LA REGIÓN DEL BIOBÍO, CHILE

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    Marta González

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    Full Text Available El uso de agentes biológicos en la producción en vivero ha aflorado como un elemento que permite no sólo mejorar la calidad morfológica y fisiológica de las plantas, sino que también posibilitar un mayor éxito en el ámbito silvicultural de una plantación. Estos agentes biológicos requieren de un ambiente óptimo para crecer, asociarse y reproducirse. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la dependencia del pH y el medio de cultivo en el crecimiento in vitro de distintas cepas de Suillus luteus y Scleroderma citrinum asociadas a Pinus radiata y Eucalyptus globulus, respectivamente. El estudio se realizó en condiciones controladas de temperatura y humedad, disponiendo los inóculos en placas Petri con diferentes medios cultivo, evaluando parámetros de crecimiento y biomasa a los 38 días para S. luteus y 105 días para S. citrinum. Los resultados indican que tanto el medio de cultivo, el pH del medio, así como las cepas de cada especie estudiada, son determinantes en las respuestas de crecimiento de los hongos ectomicorrícicos in vitro evaluados. Las cepas de S. luteus se desarrollaron adecuadamente en un medio de cultivo con abundancia de nutrientes (BAF, MMN como en baja presencia de ellos (EMA, y con pH más bien ácido (4,8 y 5,8. Por otro lado, las cepas de S. citrinum presentaron, para los mismos ambientes, un desarrollo inferior y lento, no obstante, la cepa Sc8 se reprodujo de forma óptima y rápida bajo un medio de cultivo BAF y con un pH moderadamente ácido de 5,8.

  17. Mamoplastia de aumento dinámica con control de vectores

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    R.A. Vallarta-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available La mamoplastia de aumento debe ser una cirugía segura, predecible, duradera, que mantenga la forma natural de las mamas, preserve la sensibilidad del complejo areola-pezón, no altere la lactancia, con mínima reacción al implante colocado, y que no interfiera con los estudios imagenológicos. Cuando las mamas presentan alguna deformidad asociada tipo ptosis, mamas tuberosas, etc, el emplear una combinación de técnicas brinda un mejor resultado final en comparación con el empleo de un procedimiento de aumento puro. Presentamos la técnica quirúrgica que empleamos desde el 2003 que a nuestro juicio cumple con todos estos objetivos y puede utilizarse para aumento mamario en pacientes con ptosis leve o moderada. Describimos la técnica con detalle y discutimos las indicaciones y ventajas de incorporar estos refinamientos técnicos a la mamoplastia de aumento convencional. Recogemos 230 casos en los que se realizó mamoplastia de aumento multiplanar con disección muscular ampliada en bloque, optimizando vectores independientes para reposicionar el complejo areola-pezón en su posición ideal en casos de ptosis asociada. Agregamos puntos de anclaje percutáneos en 98 pacientes para conseguir este efecto. No hemos tenido complicaciones mayores, más allá de pequeñas dehiscencias superficiales de las heridas en 18 casos que se corrigieron con tratamiento expectante sin dejar secuelas. Con esta técnica intentamos aportar una opción más al cirujano plástico para ofrecer un resultado natural y duradero a las pacientes que se someten a mamoplastia de aumento.

  18. Acute pancreatitis with eclampsia-preeclampsia syndrome and poor maternal outcome: two case reports and review of literature.

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    Gainder, Shalini; Arora, Parul; Saha, S C; Kaman, Lileswar

    2015-09-01

    Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy is a rare entity and has been reported to be associated with preeclampsia in the literature. Fulminant pancreatitis may have a guarded prognosis despite intensive multidisciplinary management. Two cases of maternal mortality in women with acute pancreatitis noted in the setting of preeclampsia-eclampsia syndrome are reported here. PMID:27512470

  19. The common single-nucleotide polymorphism rs2681472 is associated with early-onset preeclampsia in Northern Han Chinese women.

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    Wan, Ji-Peng; Wang, Hong; Li, Chang-Zhong; Zhao, Han; You, Li; Shi, Dong-Hong; Sun, Xiu-Hua; Lv, Hong; Wang, Fei; Wen, Ze-Qing; Wang, Xie-Tong; Chen, Zi-Jiang

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    Preeclampsia, characterized by hypertension and proteinuria, remains a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Recently, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified the single-nucleotide polymorphism, rs2681472, as a new hypertension susceptibility genetic variant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between preeclampsia and rs268172 in a Northern Han Chinese population. We genotyped 1218 unrelated Northern Han Chinese women, including 515 patients with preeclampsia and 703 healthy controls. No significant differences were detected in the allele frequencies between patients and controls (P = .23). When patients were divided into early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia according to gestational age of disease onset, the allele frequencies significantly differed between controls and patients with early-onset preeclampsia (P = .02). Genotype frequencies also were significantly different between controls and patients early-onset preeclampsia when data were analyzed under additive (P = .03) and dominant (P = .009) models. We replicated this association in an independent Northern Han Chinese population and observed a significant difference in the allele frequencies between patients with early-onset preeclampsia and controls (P = .011). We report that rs2681472 is associated with early-onset preeclampsia in Northern Han Chinese women.

  20. Microalbuminuria, preeclampsia, and preterm delivery in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes: results from a nationwide Danish study

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    Jensen, Dorte; Damm, Peter; Ovesen, Per Glud;

    2010-01-01

    To study the association between microalbuminuria and development of preeclampsia and preterm delivery in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes.......To study the association between microalbuminuria and development of preeclampsia and preterm delivery in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes....