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Nelson David B DB Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology (D.B.N., J.S.D., D.D.M.) and Radiology (D.M.T.), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas USA. - - 2014
To assess the utility of biometric indices and amniotic fluid volume in identifying fetuses with lethal skeletal dysplasia. A review of pregnancies with sonographic diagnosis of skeletal dysplasia between January 1997 and March 2012 from a single institution was conducted. Biometric indices and amniotic fluid volumes were reviewed from the ...
Weiss Amir A Fertility and In Vitro Fertilization Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2014
To study the correlation between the lag time from ovulation trigger to oocyte aspiration and the proportion of metaphase II (MII) mature oocytes aspirated. Retrospective study. Fertility and IVF center in an academic regional hospital. A total of 511 women undergoing IVF-intracytoplasmic sperm injection at our center, with at least ...
Vajda F J E FJ Department of Medicine and Neurosciences, Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3050, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The data collected in the Australian Register of antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy have been studied in the hope of defining simple items of information that could be recorded at initial interview of pregnant women with epilepsy, and which might allow estimation of the risk of the pregnancy resulting in a ...
Souka Athena P AP Fetal Medicine Unit, 3rd Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Athens, 'Attikon' University Hospital, Athens, - - 2014
To examine the distribution of cervical length (Cx) in the late second and third trimester of pregnancy and construct survival models for spontaneous delivery (SpD). Cross sectional study on 647 singleton pregnancies between 24 to 40 weeks. Cx was measured by transvaginal ultrasonography. Cervical length was best described by a ...
Chong Yee Shen YS KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Department of Reproductive Medicine, KKIVF Centre, Basement 1, Women's Tower KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, 229899, Singapore, - - 2014
Previous studies have shown that a modified one-step slow freezing method with higher sucrose concentration (0.2 M) can achieve higher embryo and blastomere survival rates that are comparable to vitrification. However, no study has evaluated the efficacy of a one-step method using commercial slow freezing kit without altering its composition. This ...
Matsuo Koji K Division of Gynecology Oncology, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Vulvar cancer is an extremely rare complication during pregnancy, and its effect on pregnancy and survival is not well understood. A systematic literature review was conducted in order to examine the fetal and maternal outcomes and optimal management of pregnancy complicated by vulvar cancer. PubMed/MEDLINE were used to identify case ...
Li X L XL Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, First affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, - - 2014
Preeclampsia is a major complication of pregnancy and its occurrence in a first pregnancy is a major risk factor for recurrence in subsequent pregnancies. Whether the time of onset or the severity of preeclampsia in a first pregnancy is associated with the incidence of recurrent preeclampsia is not clear. We ...
Cao Shanren S State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Reproduction, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210004, Jiangsu Province, - - 2014
Vitrification significantly improves the rates of blastocyst survival and clinical pregnancy following frozen embryo transfer (FET). However, ice crystal formation during the freezing process reduces the blastocyst survival rate. Artificial shrinkage (AS) prior to blastocyst vitrification decreases the formation of ice crystals, increasing the blastocyst survival rate. The aim of ...
Liu Qinli Q Reproductive Medical Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
To evaluate the impact of cryopreservation storage time on cleavage-stage embryo survival rate, pregnancy rate, implantation rate, singleton birth weight, and live birth rate. This study was a retrospective analysis, including 867 thaw cycles and 3,367 embryos. Women who underwent IVF-FET cycles between 2005 and 2012 were analyzed. The patients ...
Mieghem Tim Van TV Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA; Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, BELGIUM; University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Large solid sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCT) can cause high output cardiac failure and fetal or neonatal death. We describe the outcomes of minimally invasive antenatal procedures for the treatment of fetal SCT. Material and methodsCase review of 5 fetuses with large SCT's treated antenatally using minimally invasive techniques and systematic literature ...
van Rijn Bas B BB aDepartment of Obstetrics, Division Woman and Baby, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands bAcademic Unit of Human Development and Health, University of Southampton, - - 2013
Women with a history of early-onset preeclampsia have an increased risk of recurrent preeclampsia and are more prone to develop future cardiovascular disease. At present, risk factors underlying this association are not well characterized. We investigated whether the risk of recurrent preeclampsia is associated with pre-pregnancy levels of common cardiovascular ...
Houlihan Orla A - - 2013
Trisomy 18 (T18) and trisomy 13 (T13) are the second and third commonest autosomal aneuploidy syndromes respectively. While specific aspects of affected pregnancies have been documented in the literature, few studies document the overall natural history of the trisomies. This study aimed to examine the natural history (including diagnosis, pregnancy ...
Matsuo Koki - - 2013
Background/Aims: In the present study, we examined the effects of different concentrations of trehalose in a warming medium on both embryo survival and clinical outcomes in vitrified-warmed embryo transfer cycles. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed a total of 209 vitrified-warmed cycles from 177 patients who underwent in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic ...
Mazza Joni M - - 2013
Fetus papyraceus is the fetal death of one or more fetuses in a multiparous pregnancy. The surviving infants can experience extensive aplasia cutis in an H-shaped distribution over the flanks and abdomen as a consequence of the loss of their fetal sibling. We report the case of a monochorionic, diamniotic ...
Adams Brandi N - - 2013
Clostridium perfringens sepsis is rare since the legalization of abortion in 1973. This is a 49-year-old female who developed clostridial sepsis after suction dilation and curettage for a molar pregnancy. A hysterectomy was performed after prompt recognition, and the patient survived.
Tan Qianglai - - 2013
Pregnant mothers are susceptible to bacterial infections, which may compromise the health of mothers and offspring. Enterococcus faecalis is a ubiquitous species found in food, restaurants, and hospitals where pregnant woman frequently become exposed to this bacterium. However, the survival, distribution, translocation, and corresponding influence of E. faecalis have not been ...
Morris Rachel K RK School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; Fetal Medicine Centre, Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Edgbaston, Birmingham, - - 2013
Fetal lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) is associated with high perinatal and long-term childhood mortality and morbidity. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of vesicoamniotic shunting for treatment of LUTO. In a randomised trial in the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands, women whose pregnancies with a male fetus were complicated ...
Kovalevsky George - - 2013
To compare pregnancy rates (PRs) using blastocysts cryopreserved on day 7 with those cryopreserved on days 5 and 6. Retrospective observational cohort study. Infertility center performing IVF. Eight hundred women with infertility undergoing frozen ET. Blastocysts cryopreserved on days 5, 6, and 7 after retrieval were thawed and transferred. Ongoing PRs ...
Shaw-Jackson Chloë - - 2013
This study investigates whether certain embryos considered unsuitable for cryopreservation on day 3 might nevertheless have the potential to develop into worthwhile blastocysts that could be vitrified in the same cycle. Retrospective study: between 2010 and 2011, embryo transfers and cryopreservation took place mainly on day 3 in our centre. ...
Franko K R - - 2013
Acetaminophen overdose is the most rapidly growing cause of fulminant hepatic failure in Western countries. Pregnant women are counseled that acetaminophen is safe during pregnancy and an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. This report describes a case of acetaminophen overdose during the second trimester of pregnancy with resultant fulminant hepatic ...
Miyamura Tatsuo - - 2013
It seems appropriate to use propylthiouracil to treat maternal hyperthyroidism during the first trimester of pregnancy. We present the case of a 26-year-old woman with acute liver failure associated with propylthiouracil during the first trimester of pregnancy. She was successfully treated without liver transplantation. Attention should be paid to the ...
Pinna A - - 2013
The aim of this study was to demonstrate that seroreactivity against Leptospira is significantly associated to the reproductive efficiency of recipient mares of an embryo transfer (ET) programme. A serosurvey was conducted from August 2007 to March 2009 in five herds from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with high rates of ...
Rocha A - - 2013
An important benefit associated with kidney transplantation (KT) in women of childbearing age is increased fertility. We retrospectively evaluated the complications associated with 24 pregnancies among our KT over 28 years. In particular, we examined the evolution of serum creatinine as well as maternal and fetal complications. To assess the ...
Burr Jean E - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the pregnancy rate of U.S. military-dependent adolescents enrolled in the military healthcare system. METHODS: We examined the age and insurance status of dependent adolescents, ages 12 to 23, and determined the incidence of new pregnancies in the military healthcare system from 2006 to 2010 in ...
Chandran Suresh - - 2013
A baby with the complete form of pentalogy of Cantrell was delivered at 33 weeks of gestation. The hallmark of this syndrome is ectopia cordis (EC) with omphalocele. Even though a fetal diagnosis was made at 14 weeks, parents have decided to continue with the pregnancy. Early antenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis ...
Westreich Daniel - - 2013
Little is known about the impact of pregnancy on response to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in sub-Saharan Africa. We examined the effect of incident pregnancy after HAART initiation on clinical response to HAART. We evaluated a prospective clinical cohort of adult women initiating HAART in Johannesburg, South Africa between ...
Ngamprasertwong Pornswan - - 2013
In this retrospective cohort study, we aimed to determine the incidence of intraoperative maternal hypotension during fetoscopic surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and to evaluate the impact of intraoperative hypotension on fetal survival. A total of 328 TTTS patients with recipient twin cardiomyopathy who underwent fetoscopic surgery under epidural ...
Miller Jessica E JE Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. - - 2013
In a large population-based cohort in Denmark to examine if maternal use of antibiotics during pregnancy, as a marker of infection, increases the risk of febrile seizures in childhood in a large population-based cohort in Denmark. All live-born singletons born in Denmark between January 1, 1996 and September 25, 2004 ...
O'Sullivan O E OE Department of Fetomaternal Medicine, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin 8, - - 2013
Biliary atresia is a rare idiopathic neonatal cholestatic disease characterized by the destruction of both the intra- and extrahepatic biliary ducts. As the disease is progressive all cases will develop portal fibrosis, cirrhosis, and portal hypertension with the sequelae of varices, jaundice, and eventually liver failure requiring a transplant. Survival ...
Van Geloven N - - 2013
Can mixture survival models help distinguish infertility from subfertility in couples with an unexplained unfulfilled child wish? Mixture models estimated that 47% of the couples were infertile; female age and previous pregnancy were significantly related to infertility, whereas duration of child wish was associated with a longer time to pregnancy ...
Maskew Mhairi M Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South - - 2012
Recent studies have raised concerns about a change in rates of pregnancy among HIV-negative women exposed to tenofovir. Here, our objective was to determine among HIV-positive women whether use of tenofovir at HAART initiation or thereafter is associated with subsequent changes in incidence of pregnancy. Analysis of prospectively collected clinical ...
Helleringer Stéphane S Mailman School of Public health, Columbia University, New York, USA. - - 2013
In countries with limited vital registration data, maternal mortality levels are often estimated using siblings' survival histories (SSH) collected during retrospective adult mortality surveys. We explored how accurately adult deaths can be classified as pregnancy related using such data. The study was conducted in a rural area of south-eastern Senegal ...
Emeka Madu Anthony - - 2012
Abstract Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an important inheritable thanetrophic disorder with wide ranging variable implications and prognosis for babies in-utero and those who survive the perinatal period. The diagnosis of the severe forms can be readily made but some forms of the disease are known to go unrecognised until childhood.
Zhang X J - - 2012
The objective of this study was to evaluate the gestational results obtained with vitrified-thawed human cleavage-stage embryo by two different thaw protocols. Embryo development was observed to cleavage-stage and embryos were cryopreserved by vitrification on day 3 after oocyte retrieval. 51 cycles were thawed using vitrification warming kit with decreasing ...
Khan Majida - - 2012
To assess the survival of freezing cleaved human embryos through vitrification. The prospective study was conducted at the Karachi-based Sindh Institute of Reproductive Medicine between June 2008 and June 2009. The cryopreservation of embryos being a new technology in Pakistan, only 19 couples, picked through convenience sampling, comprised the study ...
Peeters Suzanne H P - - 2012
Objective: To compare perinatal outcome in monochorionic (MC) triplets with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) versus dichorionic (DC) triplets with TTTS. Study Design: Retrospective analysis of all triplets with TTTS treated at our center and all cases reported in the literature between 1990 and 2010. Survival and gestational age at birth ...
Verhoeven Corine J M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To examine the capacity of pre-induction sonographic assessment of occipital position of the foetal head to predict the outcome of delivery, and to assess whether sonographic foetal head position before induction of labour is related to foetal presentation at delivery. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was conducted in ...
Assefa Nega - - 2012
Although pregnancy loss causes considerable challenge to women's health, population-based studies in rural areas are not widely available in low-income countries. This study aims to determine the hazard of pregnancy loss and related factors in the rural communities of Ethiopia. A prospective community-based study was conducted over a period of ...
Deloison Benjamin - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: We examined the outcomes of pregnancies in which the fetal head circumference (HC) was below the 5(th) centile at the routine second-trimester scan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed outcomes of 18 377 women according to HC Z scores at second-trimester ultrasound examination between 2001 and 2008. We collected all ...
Truszczyńska Aleksandra - - 2012
The aim of this article was to present transient peripartum femoral head osteoporosis. This very rare condition occurred twice in our patient-a woman in her 30s. The cases described in the literature were mostly unilateral, with bilateral hip involvement noted much less frequently. In our patient, transient osteoporosis occurred in ...
Veisi Firoozeh - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with the "push" and "pull" methods for impacted fetal head extraction during cesarean delivery. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted at Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah, Iran, from April 2006 to March 2008. After failed vacuum extraction, women with obstructed labor caused by ...
Knez Katja - - 2012
This prospective randomized study investigated whether intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcome can be improved with sperm preselection under ×6000 magnification and intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) in patients with teratozoospermia and characterized embryo development and quality regarding sperm morphology and presence of head vacuoles. Couples with isolated teratozoospermia were ...
Lazar David A - - 2012
There are no established selection guidelines to determine which fetuses with giant neck masses may benefit from delivery using an ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure. The purposes of this study were to describe the tracheoesophageal displacement index (TEDI), a novel measurement of fetal airway displacement, and to correlate this measurement ...
Liao Adolfo Wenjaw - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to establish longitudinal reference ranges for fetal ultrasound biometry measurements and growth parameters in twin pregnancies. A total of 200 uncomplicated twin pregnancies before 21 weeks of gestation were recruited for this prospective, longitudinal study. Women who abandoned follow-up, pregnancies with unknown outcomes or ...
Sánchez-Ferrer M L ML Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, - - 2012
► This is the second report of pregnancy following endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS). ► The role of adnexectomy is controversial in stage I ESS. ► Adnexectomy does not appear to affect survival in stage I ESS.
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Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS) is a very rare fetal malformation caused by obstruction of fetal airway because of laryngeal or tracheal atresia, subglottic stenosis, laryngeal cyst or laryngeal web. The prenatal diagnosis is inferred from secondary changes such as enlarged, hyperechogenic lungs, ascites and/or hydrops, flattened or everted ...
Mekaru Keiko - - 2011
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the fertility outcomes of infertile patients having proximal tubal obstruction treated with hysteroscopic tubal catheterization (HCT) for recanalization under diagnostic laparoscopy. METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2008, diagnostic laparoscopy was used to assess the tubal status of 61 patients with ...
Hendrick Angela Carmi - - 2011
Sometime between 30 seconds and 2 minutes after delivery appears to be the best interval.
Joshi K S - - 2011
Background Many studies have emphasized on fetal pinna measurements and morphologic features to use this structure as an additional marker for fetal chromosomal anomaly. Objectives To assess relationship between fetal pinna length and gestation age and develop a nomogram. To assess relationship between fetal pinna length and head circumference and ...
Stressig R - - 2011
To examine the prevalence of reversed a-wave in the ductus venosus, tricuspid regurgitation and absent nasal bone, in a second-trimester population undergoing amniocentesis, after exclusion of major fetal defects and to estimate the performance in screening for trisomy 21 based on maternal age and these markers in a general population. ...
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