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Gestational Diabetes Myth-conceptions via Pregnancy App for phone

Expectant momma Julie Ann Samples shared on Facebook today, "One of my pregnancy apps on my phone updated me to 24 weeks today and informed me that if I am found to have gestational diabetes, then my baby will have to be born by cesarean section, ugh!!! I'm glad it was a free app!" Thankfully, Julie knew that this advice was wrong.

She said that the app is an Android app called Pregnancy Assistant. When she went to their website to leave a review, she saw that her fellow pregnant mommas gave it 4 1/2 stars! Augh! Most of the moms


IL-10/TGF--Treated Dendritic Cells, Pulsed with Insulin, Specifically Reduce the Response to Insulin of CD4+ Effector/Memory T Cells from Type 1 Diabetic Individuals

Keywords: Dendritic cells; tolerance; effector/memory T cells; type 1 diabetes

Document Type: Research article

DOI: 10.1007/s10875-010-9430-5

Affiliations: 1: Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, 52662, Israel, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " href="http://www.medworm.com"/> 2: Department of Molecular Biomedicine, Centro de investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico 3: Direction of Education and Research, Hospital de Especialidades Centro Médico La Raza, IMSS, Mexico City, Mexico 4: Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, 52662, Israel

Publication date: 2010-09-01

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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)

Types of GTD
•    Hydatidiform mole/molar pregnancy (complete or incomplete)
•    Invasive mole
•    Choriocarcinoma (chorioepithelioma)
•    Placental site trophoblastic tumor

    The term Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors  has been applied the latter three conditions
    Arise from the trophoblastic elements
    Retain the invasive tendencies of the normal placenta or  metastasis
    Keep secretion of the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

Hydatidiform Mole
 (molar pregnancy)

Definition and Etiology
     Hydatidiform mole is a pregnancy characterized by vesicular swelling of placental villi and usually the absence of an intact fetus.
     The etiology of hydatidiform mole remains unclear, but it appears to be due to abnormal gametogenesis and fertilization


Postpartum Hemorrhage(PPH)

Definition of PPH
• be defined as a blood loss exceeding 500ml after delivery of the infant

• PPH: occurs in 24 hour of delivery
• the late PPH: occurs after 24 hour of delivery to 6 weeks

Major causes
• Uterine atony (90%)
• lacerations of the genital tract(6%)
• retained placenta(3%-4%)
• coagulation defects (blood dyscrasia)

• (4T: tone, tissue,trauma,thrombin)

1. Uterine atony
Local factors
• overdistention of the uterine (hydramnios, multiple pregnancy, macrosomia )
• condition that interfere with contraction(leiomyomas)
• complications(PIH,anaemia, placenta praevia

Systemic factors:
• nervous
• drugs(magnesium sulfate,sedative)
• abnormal labor(prolonged,precipitous)
• History of previous PPH
• Preeclampsia, abnormal placentation,



Complicated cataract, Cataract associated with systemic diseases and management of Cataract

Complicated Cataract

Cataract associated with ocular diseases:
Complicated Cataract : is due to disturbance of the nutrition of lens due to inflammatory or degenerative disease of anterior and /or posterior segment of the eye like iridocyclitis, cilitis, pars planitis, choroiditis, myopic degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, retinal detachment, other retinal pigmentory dystrophies etc.

►    A non-descript opacity develops in cortex which usually progresses and mature.
►    In inflammatory or degenerative condition of posterior segment, opacification usually starts in the posterior part of the cortex in the axial region (posterior cortical cataract or posterior subcapsular cataract)

►    Cataract has characteristic breadcrumb appearance and



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