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Holmes Marcelle Christian - - 2004
The issue of abortion typically has been categorized as a "women's issue." However, males whose partners choose to terminate a pregnancy are also affected by the abortion decision. This paper, using the case of Mr. R. as an illustration, explores one man's psychological reactions to his partner's abortion. The paper ...
Eryilmaz Gül┼čen - - 2004
This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study aiming to determine the factors affecting sexual life in pregnant women. The study was carried out in 238 women in Malatya, Turkey. It was found that 61.4% regarded coitus as a risk during pregnancy, 31.9% did not have any knowledge about this matter. ...
Sullebarger J Thompson - - 2003
Recent studies report that American women are increasingly delaying their first births. While the proportion of births in older women has been increasing, there is also increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and complications of pregnancy with increasing maternal age. We present 2 cases of acute myocardial infarction occurring during ...
Ferro Jaime - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To assess the potential of direct embryo and chorion biopsies obtained by hysteroembryoscopy for karyotyping early missed abortions. DESIGN: Clinical prospective descriptive study. SETTING: Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Valencia, Spain. PATIENT(S): Sixty-eight women (71 gestational sacs) with missed abortions. The gestational age on ultrasound was 6.3 weeks (range, 4-10 ...
Portnoi Galina - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of our study was to examine the safety and the secondary objective was to examine the effectiveness of ginger for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). STUDY DESIGN: Pregnant women who called the Motherisk Program who were taking ginger during the first trimester of pregnancy were ...
Manopaiboon Chomnad - - 2003
Unplanned pregnancy among young people can lead to adverse social, psychological, and health outcomes, particularly when it results in abortion. In 1999, we examined the prevalence of and factors associated with pregnancy and abortion among 1725 consenting vocational school students in northern Thailand. Results from an audio computer-assisted self-interview showed ...
Yamada Hideto - - 2003
PROBLEM: The aim of the present study was to determine whether pre-conceptional natural killer (NK) cell activity and percentage are predictive of subsequent spontaneous abortion in women with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). METHOD OF STUDY: Pre-conceptional NK cell activity and percentage in peripheral blood of women who had a history ...
Todd C S - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: To compare manual and electric vacuum aspiration for surgical abortions between 14 and 18 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A consecutive case series of pregnant women presenting to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for abortion. There were 73 women in the manual vacuum aspiration group and 37 women in the ...
Penta M - - 2003
Some evidence suggests that intrauterine infection plays a major role in the pathogenesis of early pregnancy loss, but the implication and prevalence of microrganisms in the aetiology of spontaneous abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy has not yet been well established. In this study, we analysed the tissues relative ...
Paradisi Roberto - - 2003
PROBLEM: A study of association between pro-inflammatory cytokines, and missed and threatened abortions with good outcome has been performed. METHOD OF STUDY: The presence of pro-inflammatory cytokines, namely interleukin (IL)-8 and IL-12 and the soluble interleukin-2 receptor (SIL-2R) was investigated in maternal serum of 12 patients with threatened abortion twice ...
Li Chiu-fai Ivy - - 2003
This was a double-blind randomized control study to evaluate the efficacy of cervical priming by nitric oxide donor before second-trimester induced abortion. One-hundred healthy women with a singleton pregnancy between 14 and 20 weeks of gestation were randomized into either 40 mg isosorbide mononitrate or placebo, given intravaginally 12 h ...
Wisborg Kirsten - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking has been considered a risk factor for spontaneous abortion, but conclusions from many studies may be impaired by methodological problems. Studies are required that use data on smoking habits collected before knowledge about outcome of pregnancy and in which adjustment is made for potential confounders. METHODS: All ...
Kandel Isack - - 2003
Abortion is an issue as long as history and hotly debated in all societies and communities. In some societies and countries it is legal, while other countries have no legal basis, and some countries have made it a crime. Today up to 90% of abortions take place in the first ...
Perricone Roberto - - 2003
PROBLEM: Certain Th-2 cytokines and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) are propitious for the success of pregnancy and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is often characterized by a failure of Th-2 type responses. These considerations as well as the use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in RSA induced us to evaluate the levels ...
Zetterberg Henrik - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Genetic polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and transcobalamin (TC) genes influence homocysteine metabolism which in turn may influence the risk of spontaneous abortion. It was hypothesized that there may be a significant interaction between MTHFR and TC genotypes which affects the pathogenesis of spontaneous abortion. METHODS AND RESULTS: ...
Levine Phillip B - - 2003
This paper considers the impact of the introduction of laws requiring parental involvement in a minor's decision to abort a pregnancy. State-level data over the 1985-1996 period are used to examine abortion, birth, and pregnancy outcomes, while microdata from the 1988 and 1995 National Surveys of Family Growth (NSFG) are ...
Steinberg Avraham - - 2003
Abortion is one of the most widely discussed medical-ethical subjects in medical, legal, philosophical, and religious literature as well as in the lay press. There is hardly a religion or country in the world that is not currently concerned about this issue. The complexity of the topic relates to the ...
Smith K C - - 2003
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: A detailed review of laboratory records for equine abortion is fundamental in establishing current disease trends and suggesting problems important for further research. OBJECTIVES: To review the causes of abortion and neonatal death in equine diagnostic submissions to the Animal Health Trust over a 10 year ...
Chiba Makiko Egashira - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: Measles during pregnancy has deleterious effects on both the perinatal outcome and the mother. However, in-depth knowledge about gestational measles is lacking. The objectives of this study were to describe the clinical course of eight cases of gestational measles and to study the effect of measles and pregnancy on ...
Morikawa Mamoru - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess pregnancy outcome in relation to etiologic factors of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). STUDY DESIGN: The pregnancies from consecutive 216 RSA women were assessed for live birth rates (LBR) according to etiology. The LBR in 110 pregnancies from RSA women with unexplained ...
Gauger Virginia T - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Obstetric complications such as spontaneous abortion, preterm labour, preterm delivery, low birth weight and congenital anomalies may be associated with exposure to anaesthetic gases. We hypothesized that female anaesthesiologists practicing primarily paediatric anaesthesia, with increased exposure to trace anaesthetic agents, experience a greater prevalence of obstetric complications than female ...
Saftlas Audrey F - - 2003
A prior birth confers a strong protective effect against preeclampsia, whereas a prior abortion confers a weaker protective effect. Parous women who change partners in a subsequent pregnancy appear to lose the protective effect of a prior birth. This study (Calcium for Preeclampsia Prevention Trial, 1992-1995) examines whether nulliparous women ...
Ben-Haroush Avi - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy is a common phenomenon, associated with early pregnancy loss. In many instances a subchorionic hematoma is found sonographically. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possible benefit of bed-rest in women with threatened abortion and sonographically proven subchorionic hematoma, and to examine the possible relationship ...
Madhappan Bhuvaneshwari - - 2003
Stress induces CRH secretion that activates hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is also abortogenic. In addition to hypothalamus, CRH and its analog urocortin (Ucn) are also secreted locally outside the brain where they activate mast cells leading to inflammation; however, the level of CRH and Ucn or mast cell mediators has not ...
Vasil'eva V V - - 2003
Pregnant women were examined during I, II, and III trimesters in order to detect EEG correlations of gestation dominant in health and threatened abortion. Single uncomplicated pregnancy was characterized by predominant activation in the central and temporal areas contralateral to the location of the placenta. Threatened abortion was associated with ...
Cummings Mike - - 2003
Medical doctors are particularly cautious about using acupuncture in pregnancy. This derives from the mostly historical and anecdotal claims that acupuncture can promote abortion, coupled with the fact that spontaneous early pregnancy loss is common, and litigation is increasing. This case report describes the circumstances that lead to the author ...
Erikson Susan L - - 2003
Routine use of prenatal diagnostic technologies (PDTs) such as ultrasound and amniocentesis result in the detection of a small percentage of fetal anomalies. For those women faced with the diagnosis of fetal disability, a decision must be made to continue or terminate the pregnancy. When the diagnosis is merely hypothetical, ...
Schieve Laura A - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To examine rates and risk factors for spontaneous abortion among pregnancies conceived using assisted reproductive technology (ART). METHODS: Subjects were 62,228 clinical pregnancies resulting from ART procedures initiated in 1996-1998 in US clinics. Spontaneous abortion was based on ART clinic report and was defined as loss of the entire ...
Hamoda Haitham - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the uptake and outcome of medical abortion in the late first trimester of pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a review of the cases of 483 consecutive women in a university hospital who underwent medical abortion at 64 to 91 days of ...
Andrews Janet L - - 2003
Abortion is a controversial topic in American society, yet abortion experiences have not been studied in great detail. We used a focused ethnographic method to interview 12 adolescents (ages 15-18 years) as they awaited elective abortion. Two follow-up interviews were conducted 6 and 8 months after the elective abortion. Major ...
Guida B - - 2003
Pregnancy in dialysis patients is a rare occurrence. When pregnancy does occur, the risk of spontaneous abortion, stillbirth and neonatal complications, such as prematurity and growth retardation, are fairly high. The authors describe their experience in the follow-up of a patient with chronic renal failure who became pregnant during regular ...
Cameron C - - 2003
When a person at risk of having a child with a genetic illness or disease wishes to have an unaffected child, this can involve difficult choices. If the pregnancy is established by sexual intercourse, the fetus can be tested early in pregnancy, and if affected a decision can be made ...
Bird Sheryl Thorburn - - 2003
This paper examines women's acceptability of and experiences with manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) as compared with electric vacuum aspiration (EVA) for first trimester abortion. Women requesting pregnancy terminations were randomly assigned to either MVA (n = 64) or EVA (n = 63). Participants completed questionnaires before and after their abortions ...
Marston Cicely - - 2003
CONTEXT: The relationship between levels of contraceptive use and the incidence of induced abortion continues to provoke heated discussion, with some observers arguing that use of abortion decreases as contraceptive prevalence rises and others claiming that increased use of family planning methods causes abortion incidence to rise. METHODS: Abortion trends ...
Lewis K - - 2003
Historical perspective of terminations of unwanted pregnancies in the UK. Moral and ethical considerations imposed by established church's teachings becoming increasingly in conflict with the wishes and expectations of a more secular society. Recognition that illegal abortion was, as a matter of fact available, at great risk to vulnerable girls ...
Adachi Hiroshi - - 2003
Twenty-six unexplained secondary recurrent aborters underwent vaccinations by using their husband's mononuclear leukocytes according to the protocol adopted for primary recurrent aborters (group I). No mixed lymphocyte culture reaction-blocking antibodies (MLR-BAbs) detected by one-way MLR between spouses were observed in these patients prior to vaccination. In all 26 patients, MLR-BAbs ...
Zhou Weijin - - 2003
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that induced abortions result in a slightly increased risk of spontaneous abortion and preterm delivery in subsequent pregnancies. Danish records show that approximately 4% of women who undergo surgically induced abortions have complications related to the procedure. We examined whether it was women who had ...
Avasthi Kumkum - - 2003
The study included 125 patients in the first trimester of pregnancy, who were divided into group A (50 control subjects with normal intrauterine pregnancy), Group B (50 patients with spontaneous abortion), group C (25 patients with ectopic pregnancy). All the patients were investigated including routine blood and urine tests and ...
Finer Lawrence B - - 2003
CONTEXT: Nearly half of unintended pregnancies and more than one-fifth of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion. No nationally representative statistics on abortion incidence or on the universe of abortion providers have been available since 1996. METHODS: In 2001-2002, The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) conducted its 13th ...
Debby A - - 2003
The aim of the study was to determine the impact of midtrimester abortion with extra-amniotic PGE(2) on future fertility and reproduction. Two hundred and fifteen women were enrolled. The mean induction-to-abortion interval was 21.3 h. The complication rate was 11.7%. Twenty women (9.3%) were lost to follow-up, 82 patients (38.1%) ...
Sebastian Manu - - 2003
During 2001, central Kentucky experienced acute transient epidemics of early and late fetal losses, pericarditis, and unilateral endophthalmitis, collectively referred to as mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). A toxicokinetic/statistical analysis of experimental and field MRLS data was conducted using accelerated failure time (AFT) analysis of abortions following administration of Eastern ...
Orji E O - - 2003
Nothing in the field of health care generates more controversy than does the issue of abortion. The views of 396 undergraduates of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria concerning the liberalisation of abortion laws were investigated in May 2001. Ninety respondents (22.7%) supported the liberalisation of abortion laws in Nigeria because ...
Francella Andrew - - 2003
BACKGROUND & AIMS: 6-mercaptopurine/azathioprine is effective in IBD patients. However, data regarding toxicity associated with pregnancy are lacking, raising both patients' and physicians' concerns and sometimes resulting in elective abortion. METHODS: To evaluate potential toxicity of 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP), we reviewed the records of 485 patients who had received the drug. ...
Bailey Patricia E - - 2003
Three groups of adolescents are compared with regard to their own considerations of abortion and when they believe abortion is justified. One group of adolescents terminated their pregnancies (n=95), a second became pregnant and carried their pregnancies to term but considered abortion (n=68), and the third also carried their pregnancies ...
Thorp John M JM - - 2003
Induced abortion is a prevalent response to an unintended pregnancy. The long-term health consequences are poorly investigated and conclusions must be drawn from observational studies. Using strict inclusion criteria (study population >100 subjects, follow up >60 days) we reviewed an array of conditions in women's health. Induced abortion was not ...
Rollnik J D - - 2002
Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems (IUSs) are frequently used for contraception, increasingly also in young women before and/or between planned pregnancy. We report on two cases of abortion (double abortion and abortion followed by premature birth) after removal of a levonorgestrel-releasing IUS. Both women (25 and 26 years old) with no previous ...
van Bogaert Louis-Jacques - - 2002
The South African Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act 92 of 1996 gives women the right to voluntary abortion on request. The reality factor, however, is that five years later there are still more 'technically illegal' abortions than legal ones. Amongst other factors, one of the main obstacles to access ...
Kim J-H - - 2002
Causes of bovine abortion were surveyed in Korea within a designated period from the cases submitted to the Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University. One hundred and eighty aborted fetuses and maternal sera were evaluated by necropsy, histopathology, bacteriology, virology, PCR, and serologic tests. The ...
Elam-Evans Laurie D - - 2002
CDC began abortion surveillance in 1969 to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions and to monitor unintended pregnancy. This report summarizes and describes data reported to CDC regarding legal induced abortions obtained in the United States in 1999. For each year since 1969, CDC has ...
Fram Kamil M - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of histopathological examination of products of conception in first trimester abortion. SETTINGS: University hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective record review over 2 years, from January 1999 to January 2001. PATIENTS: A total number of 293 patients with the diagnosis of first trimester abortion were admitted and their ...
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