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Case Report of Severe Preeclampsia and Associated Postpartum Complications

Preeclampsia is clinically defined by hypertension and proteinuria, with or without pathologic edema that occurs after 20 weeks’ gestation, but can also present up to 4-6 weeks post-partum. Worldwide, incidence of preeclampsia is 5-14 percent of all pregnancies, while severe preeclampsia can develop to about 25 percent of all cases of preeclampsia.
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Glucose Testing and Lifestyle Counseling of Obese and Overweight Patients: A Survey of Primary Care Physicians in the United States

In the United States (U.S.), the costs for health care and lost productivity due to diagnosed diabetes has increased from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012, making it one of the fastest growing public health burdens. Nearly 26 million adults have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes, a condition that increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Clearly to reduce the costs and improve health, preventing diabetes must be a priority.
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Pregnancy after Novasure® Endometrial Ablation: Two Cases and a Literature Survey

NovaSure® endometrial ablation is a successful therapy for patients with heavy menstrual bleeding who do not want to preserve fertility. However, endometrial ablation is not a contraceptive treatment. We report two cases of pregnancy after NovaSure® endometrial ablation. Case 1 is a pregnancy in a 44-year old woman.
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Increased High Mobility Group Protein A2/SMAD3 Relates to Ovarian Cancer Progression

The high mortality associated with ovarian cancer is generally related to the development of drug-resistant disease. HMGA2 protein, a member of the high-mobility group AT-hook (HMGA) family of non-histone chromatin binding factors, is overexpressed in high-grade serous ovarian and tubal carcinomas, though little is known about its contribution to disease progression and drug resistance. We sought to assess whether compositional changes in HMGA2 production were associated with ovarian cancer progression.
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Pharmacy Compounding Quality Control and Pharmaceutical Development Strategies for Seventeen alpha Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate in Prevention of Preterm Delivery

Seventeen alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) is the only FDA-approved drug labeled for prevention of preterm delivery. This drug is also available as a compounded product from licensed compounding pharmacies. This article reviews the FDA approval history and pharmacy compounding quality control data of 17-OHPC, as well as briefly discusses possible future pharmaceutical development strategies for 17-OHPC.
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Topical Delivery System for Phytochemicals: Capsaicin and Capsicum Tincture

Capsaicin, an active ingredient of Capsicum fruit, is currently undergoing “revival” in the clinical management of pain. However, the choice of its formulation is rather limited to the use of “old-fashioned” tinctures and recently the patches. In an attempt to improve the therapeutic outcome and develop its skin-friendly formulation, we prepared the vesicle-based drug delivery system with capsaicin.
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Editorial Board Members Related to Obstetrics

SCOTT M. PETERSEN

Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
United States

M. STEVEN PIVER

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sisters of Charity Hospital
United States

LEE P. SHULMAN

Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
United States

NAZMUL HOQUE

Assistant Professor
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Health
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
Bangladesh

AMER K. KARAM

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stanford University Hospital and Clinics Stanford
United States

MICHAEL L. GALLOWAY

Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Wright State University
United States

LEO B. TWIGGS

Emeritus Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Miami
Unites States

Antonio Simone Lagana

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Messina
Italy

FELIX WONG

Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of New South Wales
Australia

CHUL-MIN PARK

Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
School of medicine
Jeju National University
Korea
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