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Manheimer Eric E Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, - - 2013
BACKGROUND Recent systematic reviews of adjuvant acupuncture for IVF have pooled heterogeneous trials, without examining variables that might explain the heterogeneity. The aims of our meta-analysis were to quantify the overall pooled effects of adjuvant acupuncture on IVF clinical pregnancy success rates, and evaluate whether study design-, treatment- and population-related ...
de Jong Paulien G - - 2013
BACKGROUNDAlthough an association between thrombophilia and pregnancy loss has been observed in many studies, little is known about the pathophysiological mechanisms behind this association. Considering the association between thrombophilia and pregnancy loss, the efficacy of antithrombotic therapy for women with pregnancy loss (with or without thrombophilia) has been studied for ...
Grant Natalie H - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Gastroschisis is an uncommon congenital defect of the anterior abdominal wall that results in herniation of intestinal loops outside the abdominal cavity. Babies with gastroschisis generally do well, but there remains a mortality rate of 5% to 10% and some require prolonged parenteral nutrition and intensive care. Significant injury ...
Rohwer Anke C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Prolonged labour can lead to increased maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity due to increased risks of maternal exhaustion, postpartum haemorrhage and sepsis, fetal distress and asphyxia and requires early detection and appropriate clinical response. The risks for complications of prolonged labour are much greater in poor resource settings. ...
Voormolen D N - - 2013
Improving diabetic pregnancy outcome is a goal shared by many involved specialists. Despite proper glucose control, the incidence of maternal and perinatal complications is very high, including a high risk for pre-eclampsia, congenital malformations, perinatal mortality and macrosomia. To improve outcome, not only collaborating in the doctor's office is required ...
McNulty Breige B Northern Ireland Centre for Food & Health, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, United - - 2013
Supplementation with folic acid (FA) is recommended worldwide before and during early pregnancy because of its proven effect in preventing neural tube defects, but the role of FA after the 12th gestational week (GW) is much less clear. We investigated maternal folate and homocysteine responses and related effects in the ...
Charlier C - - 2013
Listeria monocytogenes infection during pregnancy can lead to dramatic fetal or neonatal outcomes. No clinical trial has evaluated treatment options, and retrospective studies of cases are therefore important to define optimal regimens. We report four cases of materno-neonatal listeriosis illustrating inadequate antimicrobial therapy management and discuss recommended treatment options.
Brose Leonie S LS Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK; National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT), London, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
There is an urgent need to find better ways of helping pregnant smokers to stop. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have not detected an effect of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation in pregnancy. This may be because of inadequate dosing because of faster nicotine metabolism in this group. In ...
Shakiba M - - 2013
Introduction: The exact amount of vitamin D required for pregnant women to adequately supply the foetus during pregnancy is still unclear. This randomised trial attempted to determine the optimal dose of vitamin D necessary during pregnancy in order to attain a vitamin D level > 20 ng/mL in neonates. Methods: ...
Wall Kristin M KM Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine and Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health and Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. - - 2013
To evaluate the impact of family planning promotion on incident pregnancy in a combined effort to address Prongs 1 and 2 of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. We conducted a factorial randomized controlled trial of 2 video-based interventions. "Methods" and "Motivational" messages promoted long-term contraceptive use among 1060 couples ...
Hossain Nazli - - 2013
The association between inherited thrombophilia and deep vein thrombosis is well established. Adverse pregnancy outcomes, sometimes called placenta-mediated complications, have been attributed to excessive thrombosis and inflammation at the uteroplacental interface. This linkage resulted in widespread screening for thrombophilia in women with adverse pregnancy outcome. Anticoagulant therapy was initially liberally ...
Roth Daniel E - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Antenatal vitamin D status may be associated with the risk of adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes; however, the benefits of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy remain unknown. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial to evaluate the effect of high-dose prenatal 3rd trimester vitamin D3 supplementation on maternal ...
Zheng Jia - - 2013
Objectives: The role of metformin in the treatment of pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome is controversial. Therefore, we evaluated whether the use of metformin during pregnancy in women with polycystic ovary syndrome could reduce pregnancy-related complications. Research design and methods: MEDLINE was searched to retrieve relevant trials. In addition, ...
Chandra Richa S - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy is one of the most common preventable causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. To prevent its adverse effects, such as maternal anaemia, placental parasitaemia and low birth weight (LBW) neonates, the World Health Organization recommends effective malaria case management, use of ...
Forman Eric J - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether performing comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) and transferring a single euploid blastocyst can result in an ongoing pregnancy rate that is equivalent to transferring two untested blastocysts while reducing the risk of multiple gestation. DESIGN: Randomized, noninferiority trial. SETTING: Academic center for reproductive medicine. PATIENT(S): Infertile couples ...
Rashidi Mandana - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare two different gonadotropin preparations, human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) and recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rFSH), combined with clomiphene citrate (CC) in women with unexplained infertility undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI). STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective clinical trial, couples prepared for IUI cycles were randomly allocated to two groups either to ...
Isoyama Manca di Villahermosa Daniela - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion as an adjuvant treatment in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) when embryo implantation has failed. METHODS: A prospective, randomised controlled clinical trial was conducted with 84 infertile patients who had had at least two unsuccessful attempts of IVF. The patients ...
Alimohamadi Shohreh - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of vaginal progesterone on endocervical cytokine concentration in women at risk of threatened abortion. One hundred and sixty pregnant women with clinical symptoms of threatened abortion before the 20th week of pregnancy were randomly assigned to receive vaginal progesterone or ...
McClure Elizabeth M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy is a significant contributor to adverse pregnancy outcome, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prevention with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP) during pregnancy has been recommended in malaria-endemic areas but concerns remain about its benefit. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between recommended preventative SP programs in pregnancy and low birth weight ...
Eftekhar Maryam M Yazd Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2013
The transfer of cryopreserved embryos can be timed with ovulation in a natural cycle or after artificially preparing the endometrium with exogenous hormones. Progesterone is essential for the secretory transformation of the endometrium that permits implantation as well as maintenance of early pregnancy. The purpose of this study is to ...
Lamina S - - 2013
Weight gains in pregnancy within the recommended guidelines are associated with healthy fetal and maternal outcomes; higher weight gains are associated with fetal macrosomia. This study was a systemic review of randomized controlled trials on the effect of aerobic training on maternal weight in pregnancy. The study data source was ...
Miller Charles E - - 2013
To explore the comparative efficacy, safety, and tolerability of agents used for ovarian stimulation and luteal support when applied in a population of women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) using a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol. A phase 4, multicenter, randomized, open-label, exploratory clinical trial was performed at 7 assisted ...
Nankali Anisodowleh - - 2013
Manual removal of placenta is performed in 1-3% of cases, and although it is a well-established and relatively safe procedure, it is not without complications. We carried out this study to determine whether intraumbilical vein oxytocin injection reduces the need for manual removal of placenta and shortens the third stage ...
Baker James W - - 2013
Data are limited on hereditary angioedema (HAE) in pregnant women and the safety and efficacy of therapies for treatment and prevention of HAE attacks during pregnancy. Prospective studies are unlikely given the rarity of HAE and ethical considerations regarding enrollment of pregnant female subjects in clinical trials. A retrospective analysis ...
Koren Gideon - - 2013
Objective: To promote careful education, administration, monitoring and restricted distribution when prescribing and dispensing chemotherapeutic and potentially teratogenic medications, as well as to develop clinical recommendations for the use of cancer chemotherapy in pregnant women and women of child-bearing age. Outcomes: To ensure that women of child-bearing age receiving chemotherapy ...
Mesdaghinia Elahe - - 2013
Few studies have been done on the use of metformin in pregnancy and their results were not similar, therefore this research is performed to compare neonatal outcomes of metformin and insulin in the treatment of gestational diabetes. In this prospective randomized trial, 200 pregnant women within their 24(th) to 34(th) ...
Matarrelli Barbara B Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti, - - 2013
To test the hypothesis that dietary myo-inositol may improve insulin resistance and the development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women at high risk of this disorder. A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial, pilot study. Non-obese singleton pregnant women with an elevated fasting glucose in the first or ...
Adamo Kristi B - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity and/or high gestational weight gain (GWG) are associated with downstream child obesity. Pregnancy represents a critical period for prevention as women are highly motivated and more receptive to behaviour change. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study was developed to test the feasibility of intervening with the mother, specifically keeping ...
Kayentao Kassoum K Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United - - 2013
Intermittent preventive therapy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine to control malaria during pregnancy is used in 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and 31 of those countries use the standard 2-dose regimen. However, 2 doses may not provide protection during the last 4 to 10 weeks of pregnancy, a pivotal period for fetal weight ...
Stadtmauer Laurel - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of luteal phase support in IVF with a progesterone (P) vaginal ring or gel (VR or VG). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, single-blind, multicenter, phase III clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00615251). SETTING: Nineteen private and three academic high-volume U.S. IVF centers. PATIENT(S): One thousand two ...
Eftekhar Maryam M Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2013
Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist is used for controlling ovarian stimulation in assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles which has some benefits. To compare the efficacy of two different formulations of GnRH agonist: short-acting and long-acting, for ART protocols. In a prospective randomized study, one hundred women who underwent ART cycles were ...
Gould Jacqueline F - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Maternal fish consumption during pregnancy has been positively associated with cognitive and visual abilities in the offspring, leading to the hypothesis that maternal omega-3 (n-3) long-chain PUFA (LCPUFA) supplementation improves children's neurologic and visual development. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the effect of maternal omega-3 LCPUFA supplementation in ...
Nelissen Ewka C M - - 2013
Does IVF/ICSI have an effect on the epigenetic regulation of the human placenta? We found a reduced DNA methylation level at the H19 and MEST differentially methylated regions (DMRs), and an increased RNA expression of H19 in placentas from pregnancies conceived by IVF/ICSI when compared with placentas from spontaneous conception. ...
Al-Shaikh Ghadeer - - 2013
PURPOSE: To determine the success rate of vaginal birth after cesarean birth (VBAC) and its outcome when labour was induced compared to spontaneous labour. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of all women who had lower segment caesarian section (LSCS) in any previous delivery and were admitted for a trial of labour ...
Wagner Carol L - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and health effects of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy. Methods and Design: Datasets from two randomized clinical trials were first analyzed separately then combined for this analysis using a common data dictionary. In the NICHD trial, women were randomized to 400, 2000, or 4000 IU ...
Jefferys Amanda E - - 2013
In line with the rise in the prevalence of obesity, an increasing number of women of childbearing age are undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), resulting in an increasing number of pregnancies with a band in place. Currently, there is no consensus on optimal band management in pregnancy. Some clinicians ...
Fagerberg Marie C - - 2013
A previous caesarean delivery is no longer an indication per se for a subsequent, planned caesarean. We performed this study to identify women suitable for trial of labour after caesarean (TOLAC), investigating the association between the indication for the first caesarean and the risk of unplanned caesarean in the second ...
Parkkali Saara - - 2013
To present the pregnancy results and interim birth results of a pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing routine iron prophylaxis with screening and treatment for anaemia during pregnancy in a setting of endemic malaria and HIV. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Two health centres (1° de Maio and Machava) in Maputo, ...
Lassi Zohra S - - 2013
During pregnancy, fetal growth causes an increase in the total number of rapidly dividing cells, which leads to increased requirements for folate. Inadequate folate intake leads to a decrease in serum folate concentration, resulting in a decrease in erythrocyte folate concentration, a rise in homocysteine concentration, and megaloblastic changes in ...
Maltepe Caroline - - 2013
Objectives. To determine whether the initiation of treatment (preemptive treatment) before the symptoms of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) versus when the symptoms begin can improve the outcome in patients at a high risk for recurrence of severe NVP. Study Design. Prospective, randomized controlled trial. Results. Preemptive therapy conferred ...
Makrides Maria - - 2013
During pregnancy, the metabolic requirements of the mother are increased; however, the relationship between maternal intake of key nutrients and optimal fetal growth is not always clear. In this chapter, we have reviewed randomized controlled trials of nutritional interventions during pregnancy, with a particular focus on birthweight and infants who ...
Huang Zhongying - - 2013
The in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique is commonly used and is the only treatment option for a proportion of infertile couples. To obtain better outcomes of IVF, it is important to enhance embryo quality by optimizing IVF techniques. In IVF procedures, oocytes and sperm are routinely co-incubated overnight, which may ...
Karanth Laxminarayan - - 2013
During pregnancy, a Rhesus-negative (Rh-negative) woman may develop antibodies if her fetus is Rh-positive, which can cause fetal morbidity or mortality in following pregnancies, if untreated. To assess the effects of administering anti-D immunoglobulin (Ig) after spontaneous miscarriage in a Rh-negative woman, with no anti-D antibodies. We searched the Cochrane ...
Sasaki Hatoko - - 2013
Pregnant women with a history of venous thromboembolism (VTE), antithrombin deficiency, or other risk factors for VTE, need heparin (unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH)) prophylaxis, mainly through administering subcutaneously. Several methods of administering heparin (UFH or LMWH) subcutaneously have been introduced to prevent adverse pregnant outcomes. The ...
Karanth Laxminarayan - - 2013
Congenital bleeding disorders can cause obstetric haemorrhage during pregnancy, labour and following delivery. Desmopressin acetate is found to be an effective drug which can reduce the risk of haemorrhage and can also stop bleeding in certain congenital bleeding disorders. Its use in pregnancy has been controversial. Hence beneficial and adverse ...
Alfirevic Zarko - - 2013
Cardiotocography (known also as electronic fetal monitoring), records changes in the fetal heart rate and their temporal relationship to uterine contractions. The aim is to identify babies who may be short of oxygen (hypoxic), so additional assessments of fetal well-being may be used, or the baby delivered by caesarean section ...
Reid Sally M - - 2013
Over the last decade there has been enhanced awareness of the appreciable morbidity of thyroid dysfunction, particularly thyroid deficiency. Since treating clinical and subclinical hypothyroidism may reduce adverse obstetric outcomes, it is crucial to identify which interventions are safe and effective. To identify interventions used in the management of hypothyroidism ...
Kashifard Mehrdad - - 2013
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) are seen in 50-80% of pregnancies. However, in severe NVP, called hypermesis gravidarum (HG), medical therapy to reduce nausea and vomiting is inevitable and ondansetron (OND) as an effective drug has recently been proposed. This study evaluated the effectiveness of OND versus metoclopramide (MET) ...
Jahanfar Shayesteh - - 2013
Maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy may have adverse effects on fetal, neonatal and maternal outcomes. This review investigates the effects of restricting caffeine intake by mothers on fetal, neonatal and pregnancy outcomes. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (31 October 2012), scanned bibliographies of published studies ...
East Christine E - - 2013
Fetal vibroacoustic stimulation (VAS) is a simple, non-invasive technique where a device is placed on the maternal abdomen over the region of the fetal head and sound is emitted at a predetermined level for several seconds. It is hypothesised that the resultant startle reflex in the fetus and subsequent fetal ...
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