Can Maternal Leptin Level at Early Gestation be Used As a Predictor of Postpartum Weight Retention? (Commentary)

Can Maternal Leptin Level at Early Gestation be Used As a Predictor of Postpartum Weight Retention? (Commentary)

The protein product of the ob gene, called leptin, mainly but not exclusively produced by white adipose tissue, is thought to suppress appetite and regulate energy homeostasis (1,2). Extremely obese individuals have high leptin levels, which is likely to reflect a state of leptin resistance, suggesting that they have reduced sensitivity to its anorectic and […]

Pathogenic Lower Genital Tract Organisms in Hiv-Infected and Uninfected Women, And Their Association with Postpartum Infectious Morbidity (Original Articles) (Report)

Pathogenic Lower Genital Tract Organisms in Hiv-Infected and Uninfected Women, And Their Association with Postpartum Infectious Morbidity (Original Articles) (Report)

A balanced colonisation by endogenous vaginal microflora of the lower female genital tract consists of predominantly Lactobacillus species, (1) co-existing with vaginal anaerobes and aerobes such as Streptococcus agalactiae (e.g. group B streptococci) (2) and the Bacteroides family. (3) Disturbing this microbial milieu results in overgrowth of bacterial vaginosis-related organisms which are associated with a […]

Evaluation of Plasma Leptin Levels & BMI As Predictor of Postpartum Weight Retention.

Evaluation of Plasma Leptin Levels & BMI As Predictor of Postpartum Weight Retention.

Background & objectives: Plasma leptin level during pregnancy has been reported as a biochemical predictor of postpartum weight retention. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between pregnancy-related factors including plasma leptin and postpartum weight retention in Korean women. Methods: A convenience sampling method was used among women attending a high-risk pregnancy […]