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Lingeswaran Anand A Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, 225, Vazhudavur Road, Kathirkamam, Puducherry, 605009 - - 2012
Maternal-fetal attachment has not been formally studied among pregnant Indian women using Cranley's 24-item maternal-fetal attachment scale. The purpose of this study was to validate the Cranley's 24-item maternal-fetal attachment scale (MFAS-24). Consecutive pregnant Indian women of all trimesters were studied in Pondicherry, India. The mean, standard deviation (SD), Cronbach's ...
Sharma Bindu B Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zenana Hospital, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, 302012 Rajasthan India ; 12, Hardutt Rai Chamaria Road, Near Howrah A.C. Market, Shree Shyam Gardens, Flat-9D, 9th Floor, Howrah, 711107 West Bengal - - 2012
To study the association between antenatal umbilical coiling index (aUCI) and perinatal outcome. 600 primigravidas with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies had an ultrasonography between 18 and 22 weeks of gestation for aUCI by colour Doppler. The aUCI was calculated as the reciprocal of the distance between a pair of coils. It was ...
Wu H - - 2012
Arrhythmias during pregnancy are not an infrequent problem and present a difficult therapeutic challenge to physicians. Anti-arrhythmic medication is used with some trepidation given concerns for the unborn foetus. Catheter ablation is typically avoided due to concerns regarding foetal exposure to radiation and delayed until the post-partum period. With the ...
Pieper P G - - 2012
In pregnant women with heart disease, complications can arise due to the haemodynamic burden of pregnancy and to hypercoagulation. Most problems can be managed medically, but sometimes cardiac surgery or percutaneous intervention is unavoidable. Cardiac surgery has similar maternal mortality to that outside pregnancy, but foetal mortality and morbidity are ...
Dasgupta Ellora - - 2012
To compare the safety and effectiveness of vaginal misoprostol with combined vaginal misoprostol and estradiol for induction of labor in unfavorable cervix. A prospective study was carried out from Jan 2008 to Jul 2008 on total of 90 women with unfavorable cervix (Bishop's score was <5) and gestation >36 weeks with ...
Bernad E S - - 2012
Nuchal umbilical cord (NUC) is a possible complication of pregnancy which can be associated with adverse perinatal outcome. A retrospective study was done at the County Emergency Hospital Timisoara, Romania, between January 2009 and December 2010 and included cases with NUC at the time of delivery. Outcome variable related to ...
Orbán Levente L - - 2012
The present study explores two hypotheses: a) women during early pregnancy should experience increased color discrimination ability, and b) women during early pregnancy should experience shifts in subjective preference away from images of foods that appear either unripe or spoiled. Both of these hypotheses derive from an adaptive view of ...
Hutchison B Lynne - - 2012
Sleep disturbances in late pregnancy are common. This study aimed to survey sleep problems in third trimester pregnant women and to compare sleep in the pre-pregnancy period with the third trimester. Third-trimester women (n=650) were sent a postal survey containing questions relating to sleep experience, including perceived sleep quality, sleep ...
Obatake Masayuki - - 2011
A 28-year-old female developed liver dysfunction at the 13th gestation week of her second pregnancy. A postpartum radiological examination revealed a stone in the Roux-en Y (RY) limb. She underwent surgical removal of the gallstone in the RY limb. Bile congestion during pregnancy led to the development of a gallstone.
Chen Xiang-Sheng - - 2011
Evaluation of: Hawkes S, Matin N, Broutet N, Low N. Effectiveness of interventions to improve screening for syphilis in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect. Dis. 11(9), 684-691 (2011). Untreated maternal syphilis continues to be an important risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes in many developing countries, resulting ...
Ardakani Zohreh Behjati - - 2011
In recent years, the high likelihood of the implantation of transferred embryos has led to an increase in the number of multiple pregnancies and consequently an increased risk of complications in fetuses and mothers. Since the aim of infertility treatment is the birth of a healthy child while preserving the ...
Hawkes Sarah - - 2011
About 2·1 million pregnant women have active syphilis every year. Without screening and treatment, 69% of these women will have an adverse outcome of pregnancy. The objectives of this study were to review the literature systematically to determine the effectiveness of screening interventions to prevent congenital syphilis and other adverse ...
Demirci Oya - - 2011
Aims:  The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence, indications, risk factors, complications, and maternal morbidity and mortality associated with obstetric hysterectomy performed at the Zeynep Kamil Gynecologic and Pediatric Training and Research Hospital between January 2000 and January 2008. Material & Methods:  A retrospective study of patients ...
Kapila Piyush - - 2011
Spontaneous hemoperitoneum in second trimester of pregnancy is a very rare but lethal condition which demands prompt diagnosis and management for the survival of both mother and fetus. A 21-year old primigravida woman was presented at 29 weeks of pregnancy with acute abdominal pain and hypovolumic shock. In a District ...
Ganesan Chitra - - 2011
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy. Although prerenal and ischemic causes of AKI are most common, renal insufficiency can complicate several other pregnancy-specific conditions. In particular, severe preeclampsia/HELLP syndrome, acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) are all frequently complicated ...
Kakogawa Jun - - 2011
Syphilis remains a serious cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. In this paper, we describe a case of congenital syphilis that was fully supported by abnormal fetal heart rate patterns and placental histopathological evidence. A 24-year-old para 4 woman, who did not attend antenatal care, was admitted to our ...
Kanayama Naohiro - - 2011
To clarify the cause of maternal deaths, an autopsy is essential. However, there has been no systemic analysis of maternal death in Japan based on autopsy cases. Maternal death reports were retrieved from a large amount of registered autopsy data on maternal death in the series of 'Annual of pathological ...
Yinon Y - - 2010
To determine perinatal outcome in pregnancies with early severe red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization. This was a retrospective analysis of 30 patients requiring their first intrauterine transfusion (IUT) at < 22 weeks of gestation. Timing of the first IUT was based on evaluation of either the middle cerebral artery peak ...
Randenberg Andrea L - - 2010
Hydrops fetalis is a condition in which there is an excess of total body fluid, primarily within the fetal interstitial spaces. Etymologically, hydrops fetalis is a Latin term meaning "edema of the fetus." In addition to generalized edema, the fetus has at least one of the following: ascites, pericardial effusion, ...
Fishman Shira G - - 2011
Acute parvovirus B19 infection (API) in pregnancy has been associated with fetal anemia and hydrops fetalis. Direct myocardial damage from API in a fetus and an infant has been described. This report presents a case of fetal second-degree heart block and cardiomyopathy secondary to API. A 19-year-old G4P1112 (gravida 4 ...
Niemann Tilo - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To give a comprehensive overview of fetal doses reported in the literature when imaging the pregnant woman with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: A comprehensive literature search in the PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases yielded a total of 1,687 papers that were included in the analysis and have been ...
Kim Hyungsuk - - 2010
Jr(a) is a high-frequency antigen found in all ethnic groups. However, the clinical significance of the anti-Jr(a) antibody has remained controversial. Most studies have reported mild hemolytic disease of the newborn and fetus (HDNF) in Jr(a)-positive patients. Recently, fatal cases of HDNF have also been reported. We report the first ...
Cabral Antônio Carlos Viera - - 2010
To assess the accuracy of the combined use of the cardiofemoral index (CFI) and the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA-PSV), converted to multiples of the median (MoM), as noninvasive means to detect severe fetal anemia. We measured CFI and MCA-PSV MoM in 37 fetuses just before their first ...
Grubbs Randall - - 2010
This paper reports the clinical and metabolic findings in two sibling sisters born with fetal hydrops and eventually found to have deficient S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (AHCY) activity due to compound heterozygosity for two novel mutations, c.145C>T; p.Arg49Cys and c.257A>G; p.Asp86Gly. Clinically, the major abnormalities in addition to fetal hydrops (very likely ...
Ngô C - - 2010
To describe pregnancy outcomes for pregnant women with sickle cell disease (SCD) receiving prophylactic transfusions. This retrospective case-control study compared pregnancy outcomes among women with SCD receiving prophylactic transfusions and women without any hemoglobinopathy, matched for ethnicity, parity, age and hospital. The study included two groups of pregnancies: 128 in ...
Mechoulan Agnes - - 2011
Objectives. The aim of this study was to review recent multicenter data on antenatal management of anti-HPA-1a fetal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and, based on this retrospective study and on recent literature, to evaluate if FBS modified the obstetrical management. Material and methods. This retrospective study in France includes 23 pregnancies in 21 women ...
Chen Innie - - 2010
Congenital syphilis is rare, but the incidence has increased over the last few years in Alberta. Previous reports of fetal hydrops secondary to syphilis are few and have not demonstrated the application of middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA PSV) to monitor for fetal anemia, or reported successful management ...
Enders Martin - - 2010
Risk assessment of parvovirus B19 (B19)-associated fetal complications following gestational B19 infection remains controversial. To determine the risk of fetal hydrops or non-hydropic late intrauterine fetal death following acute maternal B19 infection at defined gestational weeks. Observational cohort study of pregnant women with serologic evidence of acute B19 infection. If ...
Bahadi Abdelali - - 2010
Successful pregnancy outcome is an uncommon occurrence in women requiring chronic dialysis treatment. We reviewed the course and outcome of 9 pregnancies occurred in women on chronic hemodialysis in our center from 1999-2007; 5 of them ended with delivery of alive newborns, 2 with fetal deaths in-utero, and 2 with ...
Léticée Nadia - - 2010
Hydrops fetalis (HF) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid in the extracellular compartments and in body cavities. Non-immune HF (NIHF) is caused by a wide variety of disorders and overall, 20-25% of NIHF remain unexplained. Inborn errors of metabolism, mostly lysosomal storage diseases have been estimated to account for ...
Bagna R - - 2010
In this case-report a case of severe fetal anemia of unknown origin is presented. Diagnosis of fetal anemia was made at 24 weeks of gestational age, when fetal ascites was identified. Doppler sonography of medium cerebral artery showed a high systolic speed velocity (ACM-PSV), of 65 cm/s (>1.55 MoM). This ...
Wylie Blair J - - 2010
Fetomaternal hemorrhage refers to the entry of fetal blood into the maternal circulation before or during delivery. Antenatal fetomaternal hemorrhage is a pathological condition with a wide spectrum of clinical variation. Secondary to the resultant anemia, fetomaternal hemorrhage may have devastating consequences for the fetus such as neurologic injury, stillbirth, ...
Nomura Marcelo Luís - - 2010
Maternal-fetal alloimmune thrombocytopenia complicates about 0.1% of all pregnancies and is associated with major fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, especially spontaneous central nervous system bleeding leading to death and neurological handicaps. Successful prevention and treatment depend on the identification of at-risk possible carriers of anti-platelet antibodies. We report a ...
O'Brien Barbara M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic laser ablation of placental vessels is now the preferred treatment for severe feto-fetal transfusion syndrome in twin gestations, and has been well-documented in triplet gestations as well. CASE: Stage IV feto-fetal transfusion syndrome was diagnosed at 20.3 weeks of gestation between two of a set of monochorionic, tetramniotic ...
Taiwo O A - - 2010
Pregnancy tumour is a clinical term used to identify a pyogenic granuloma that occurs in pregnant women. Pregnancy tumour is not uncommon, but severe bleeding associated with the lesion necessitating blood transfusion is rare. We report a rare case of mandibular gingival pregnancy tumour with a life-threatening haemorrhage in a ...
Demir N - - 2010
A 24-week gestation complicated by fetal hydrops was prepared for intrauterine transfusion to treat possible fetal anemia. During the therapeutic transfusion procedure, blood samples could be not taken from the umbilical vein, and severe fetal bradycardia developed. Given the severity of the condition and the fetal position, transfusion was performed ...
Navaneethakrishnan R - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether placental drainage via the umbilical cord prior to placental delivery reduces the size of feto-maternal transfusion and thus the chance of rhesus isoimmunisation in rhesus negative women. STUDY DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial conducted in a tertiary hospital setting in the UK compared 18 rhesus negative ...
Masumoto Akio - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic disease of the fetus/newborn due to Jr(a) immunization is very rare and considered to be mild, and only routine obstetrical care is recommended for pregnant women sensitized to the Jr(a) antigen. CASE REPORT: A 20-year-old nulliparous woman was referred to our hospital for perinatal management. Her indirect Coombs ...
Origa Raffaella - - 2010
Recent advances in the management of thalassemia have significantly improved life expectancy and quality of life of patients with this hemoglobinopathy, with a consequent increase in their reproductive potential and desire to have children. We describe the methods of conception and delivery, as well as the course and outcome of ...
Han J Y - - 2009
We assessed the pregnancy outcome of nine women inadvertently transfused with acitretin-contaminated blood products in South Korea. A total of 18 women matched to cases by age, gravidity, and singleton- or twin-pregnancy, and who were transfused with blood products not contaminated with acitretin, was also recruited. There were nine babies ...
Simpson J M - - 2009
Ventricular tachycardia is a very rare fetal arrhythmia accounting for fewer than 2% of fetal tachycardias. We describe a fetus presenting at 30 weeks' gestation with ventricular tachycardia at a rate of 220 beats per min and fetal hydrops. The tachycardia was unresponsive to flecainide but was controlled within 12 ...
Illanes Sebastian - - 2009
Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) is due to maternal alloantibodies directed against paternally inherited antigens on fetal red cells, and it is still a problem in affected pregnancies despite the routine use of anti-D immunoglobulin during pregnancy and shortly after delivery. The current noninvasive management of HDFN ...
Witlox R S G M - - 2009
Bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS) is sometimes associated with hydrothorax and hydrops in utero. In the absence of fetal hydrops, perinatal outcome is favorable and justifies expectant management. In the presence of fetal hydrops, perinatal outcome is reported to be extremely poor and intervention should be considered. Therapeutic options include open fetal ...
Enders Martin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Human bocavirus (HBoV) is a recently identified parvovirus associated with respiratory disease in infants. Animal bocaviruses have been shown to cause intrauterine infection, fetal anasarca and abortion in late gestation. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether HBoV infection is associated with fetal hydrops, fetal anemia or isolated fetal effusions. STUDY DESIGN: ...
Sifakis S - - 2010
Fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) or fetomaternal transfusion syndrome is the leakage of fetal red blood cells into the maternal circulation. Massive FMH can cause substantial fetal morbidity and mortality. Sonographic evidence of severe FMH syndrome includes fetal hydrops and other fetal anemia-related findings. The peak systolic velocity in the middle cerebral ...
Triulzi Darrell J - - 2009
Antibodies to human leukocyte antigens (HLA) in donated blood have been implicated as a cause of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). A potential measure to reduce the risk of TRALI includes screening plateletpheresis donors for HLA antibodies. The prevalence of HLA antibodies and their relationship to previous transfusion or pregnancy ...
Blais M-C - - 2009
BACKGROUND: It is controversial whether or not pregnant bitches become sensitized to red blood cell (RBC) antigens. HYPOTHESIS: Bitches do not develop alloantibodies to RBC antigens during gestation and can be used safely as blood donors. ANIMALS: The study group included 35 healthy female dogs with a prior history of ...
Herway C - - 2009
Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) is a rare variant of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) without the characteristic twin oligohydramnios-polyhydramnios sequence and cardiovascular milieu attributed to renin-angiotensin system mediators. It can occur spontaneously or iatrogenically after fetoscopic laser surgery. We report the case of a woman, gravida 2 para 1, with a ...
Fesslova Vlasta - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: to analyse retrospectively the data of fetuses diagnosed with isolated complete atrioventricular block and efficacy of treatment of the fetus by maternal therapy. MATERIALS: Between 1992 and 2004, we diagnosed complete atrioventricular block in 26 singleton and 2 twins fetuses of 27 pregnant women known to have anti Ro/La ...
Franco Albert - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether prenatal management using guidelines established for anti-D is applicable to anti-Jka. STUDY DESIGN: A computerized database containing the records of all alloimmunized pregnancies at The Ohio State University Medical Center with due dates from 1959 to 2008 was used to identify pregnancies affected only by anti-Jka. ...
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