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Høyer B B BB Danish Ramazzini Centre, Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus C, - - 2014
Objective:To investigate the association between maternal pregnancy and estimated postnatal serum concentrations of the organochlorines 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (CB-153) and 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene (p,p'-DDE) and body mass index (BMI) z-scores in five to nine-year-old children.Methods:Maternal sera from the INUENDO birth cohort (2002-2004) comprising mother-child pairs (N=1109) from Greenland, Warsaw (Poland) and Kharkiv (Ukraine) were ...
Ahmed Magdy R MR Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) during pregnancy in a sample of women from Egypt. This prospective cohort study was conducted among pregnant women who presented to the Obstetrics Outpatient Clinic - Suez Canal University Hospital for routine antenatal care between ...
Johannessen Hh H Department of Physiotherapy, Østfold Hospital Trust, Fredrikstad, Norway; Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, - - 2014
To evaluate the association between different types of anal incontinence (AI) and Quality of Life (QoL) in late pregnancy. Cross-sectional study. Two maternity units in Norway 2009-2010. Primiparae aged 18 or over. Participants answered questions about AI during the last 4 weeks of pregnancy on the St. Mark's score and impact ...
Gapp-Born Elodie E Department of obstetrics and gynaecology, Strasbourg University Teaching Hospital, - - 2014
Quintero staging provides an incomplete evaluation of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) because it doesn't include cardiovascular parameters. The principal aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic value of the Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia score (CHOP) and modified myocardic performance index (MPI), described by Hernandez-Andrade et al., on the ...
Dweik Diána D Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Szeged, - - 2014
To assess birth preferences in a sample of Hungarian pregnant women and identify determinants of ambivalence or clear choices for cesarean section throughout pregnancy. Design Follow-up two-point questionnaire survey. University department of obstetrics and gynecology in Hungary. 413 women with low-risk, singleton pregnancies where there was no awareness of medical ...
Inanir Ahmet A Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 60100 Tokat, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
The hormonal, anatomical and physiological states change during pregnancy. Due to these alterations, pregnant women are at increased risk of falling throughout this period. The aim of this study is to evaluate postural equilibrium and risk of falls during pregnancy by comparing dynamic postural stability between pregnant and non-pregnant control ...
von Ruesten Anne - - 2014
Pregnancy is a major life event for women and often connected with changes in diet and lifestyle and natural gestational weight gain. However, excessive weight gain during pregnancy may lead to postpartum weight retention and add to the burden of increasing obesity prevalence. Therefore, it is of interest to examine ...
Cakmak Bulent B Gaziosmanpasa University School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of maternity support belts (MSB) on postural balance during pregnancy. Prospective, observational cohort study. Outpatient visits at a university hospital, obstetrics and gynecology clinic. A total of 90 pregnant women (the first, second and third trimester of pregnancy; 30 pregnant ...
Napolitano R R Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford, Oxford, - - 2014
Fetal crown-rump length (CRL) measurement by ultrasound in the first trimester is the standard method for pregnancy dating; however, a multitude of CRL equations to estimate gestational age (GA) are reported in the literature. To evaluate the methodological quality used in studies reporting CRL equations to estimate GA using a ...
Niclasen Janni J Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 2A, 1353, Copenhagen K, Denmark, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate associations of maternal binge drinking in early and late pregnancy with child behavioural and emotional development at age seven. It was hypothesised that late exposure is associated with more negative outcomes than early exposure. Differences were expected on the continuous outcome measures, ...
Berger D S DS Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health, 141 South Central Ave, Suite 201, Hartsdale, NY, 10530, - - 2014
The association between pronuclear (PN) scoring of embryos from assisted reproductive technology (ART) and clinical pregnancy remains controversial. We hypothesized that embryos with PNs scored on the day of fertilization check offer better embryo selection on day 3 and higher CPR compared to non-PN scored embryos. Patients (19-46 years) undergoing IVF/ICSI ...
Erez Offer O Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were: 1) To determine the component needed to generate a validated DIC score during pregnancy. 2) To validate such scoring system in the identification of patients with clinical diagnosis of DIC. This is a population based retrospective study, including all women who gave birth at ...
Berglind D D Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, - - 2013
What is already known about this subject Large maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with increased birth weight and increased risk of obesity in offspring later in life. Pregnancies after bariatric surgery are associated with lower birth weight and lower risk of metabolic pregnancy complications compared with pre-surgery pregnancies. ...
Wang Wenjun - - 2013
Endometriosis is a common disease. The most widely used staging system of endometriosis is the revised American Fertility Society classification (r-AFS classification) which has limited predictive ability for pregnancy after surgery. The endometriosis fertility index (EFI) is used to predict fecundity after endometriosis surgery. This diagnostic accuracy study was designed ...
Päkkilä Fanni F Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology (F.P., A.-L.H., M.V., E.S.) and Clinical Chemistry (A.R.), and Clinic of Child Psychiatry (I.M.), University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, 90029 OYS, Oulu, Finland; Institute of Health Sciences (F.P., M.-R.J.), University of Oulu, 90220 Oulu, Finland; Department of Children, Young People, and Families (F.P., A.P., H.-M.S., A.B., M.-R.J.), National Institute for Health and Welfare, 00271 Helsinki, Finland; Epidemiology Branch (T.M.), Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892; and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (M.-R.J.), Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United - - 2014
Context: Maternal hypothyroidism during pregnancy is associated with adverse neuropsychological development in the offspring. Objective: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of maternal thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy on a child's attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Design, Settings, and Participants: The prospective, population-based Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 ...
Turner John Jd - - 2013
Background:The recreational drug MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) or 'Ecstasy' is associated with heightened psychiatric distress and feelings of depression. The Drugs and Infancy Study (DAISY) monitored the psychiatric symptom profiles of mothers who used Ecstasy/MDMA while pregnant, and followed them over the first year post-partum.Methods:We compared 28 young women whom took MDMA ...
Best Candace - - 2013
In time, microbicides may provide women with dual prevention against pregnancy and STDs. Although several microbicide dimensions have been evaluated, little is known about women's preferences for contraceptive microbicides and correlates of these preferences. Acceptability of a hypothetical contraceptive microbicide cream or jelly was examined among a -clinic-based sample of ...
Hinkle Stefanie N - - 2013
Nulliparity is associated with lower birthweight, but few studies have examined how within-mother changes in risk factors impact this association. We used longitudinal electronic medical record data from a hospital-based cohort of consecutive singleton live births from 2002-2010 in Utah. To reduce bias from unobserved pregnancies, primary analyses were limited ...
Chen W - - 2013
This study was to investigate the efficiency and safety of vaginal Propess as a methodology for cervical ripening and labour induction in full-term pregnant patients. Women at term with a Bishop's score of < 6 and without any contraindications, such as vaginal delivery, prostaglandin and oxytocin in induction of labour, ...
Gallo Dahiana Marcela - - 2013
Objectives: To determine maternal characteristics affecting uterine artery pulsatility index (PI) in normal pregnancies at 20-24 weeks' gestation and examine in pregnancies with preeclampsia (PE) the relation between uterine artery PI multiple of the median (MoM) and severity of disease. Methods: Uterine artery PI was measured at 20-24 weeks in ...
Geisinger Maria L - - 2013
Pregnant women demonstrate increases in gingivitis despite similar plaque levels to non-pregnant counterparts. To evaluate an intensive protocol aimed at reducing gingivitis in pregnant women and provide pilot data for large-scale randomized controlled trials investigating oral hygiene measures to reduce pregnancy gingivitis and alter maternity outcomes. 120 participants between 16-24 ...
Lawrence Gabriella M - - 2013
Studies demonstrate associations between changes in obesity-related phenotypes and cardiovascular risk. While maternal pre-pregnancy BMI (mppBMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) may be associated with adult offspring adiposity, no study has examined associations with obesity changes. Objectives: We examined associations of mppBMI and GWG with longitudinal change in offspring's BMI ...
Rowe Heather J - - 2013
To describe self-reported maternal-fetal emotional attachment in adolescent women over the course of pregnancy, compare it with adult pregnant women, and identify risk factors for poor attachment. A prospective cohort study. Young mothers' clinics in 2 public hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia PARTICIPANTS: English-speaking young women aged 20 years and ...
Attanasio Laura - - 2013
Background:Postpartum employment is associated with non-initiation and early cessation of breastfeeding, but less is known about the relationship between prenatal employment and breastfeeding intentions and behaviors.Objective:This study aimed to estimate the relationship between prenatal employment status, a strong predictor of postpartum return to work, and breastfeeding intentions and behaviors.Methods:Using data ...
Coker Elise L - - 2013
Pregnancy produces significant changes in a woman's body weight and shape. This study examines changes in body mass index (BMI) and Quality of Life related to Eating Disorders (QOLED) prior to, during and after pregnancy in both women with and without eating disorders. Prospective study. Royal North Shore Hospital, Northshore ...
Luo Guangju - - 2013
Abstract Numerous studies have addressed the significance of marginal and membranous umbilical cord (UC) insertion. Recent reports suggest that eccentrically inserted UC may also be important. We conducted a case control study to assess the potential relevance of peripheral insertion of UC (PIUC), defined as <3cm from the nearest margin. ...
Costa Verbenia N - - 2013
To examine the correlation of cardiac B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations in umbilical cord blood at birth with fetal Doppler parameters and pH at birth. Prospective cross-sectional study with the following inclusion criteria: women with a singleton pregnancy, placental insufficiency characterized by increased pulsatility index (PI) of the umbilical artery ...
Bahadori Fatemeh - - 2013
Induction of labor is conducted in special fetal or maternal conditions. Labor is induced in about 20% of women. The AIM of this study was realizing the relationship between some factors including cervical ripening and also response to induction so we could predict the induction outcome better. The present prospective ...
Lee Tsung-Hsien - - 2013
This study aimed to clarify the usefulness of blastocyst scores and female age as embryo competence markers for embryo transfer in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. A total of 352 IVF cycles were investigated. The relevance of blastocyst scores and female age to pregnancy outcome was assessed by logistic regression analysis. ...
Saberi Farzaneh F Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR - - 2013
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is the most common medical condition of pregnancy, affecting up to 85% of expecting mothers. NVP can have serious adverse effects on the quality of a woman's life, social, and domestic functioning, and her general well-being. Therefore, it is very important to treat this ...
Easterling Thomas - - 2013
Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFLT-1) is a potent anti-angiogenic growth factor that has been found to be markedly elevated in preeclampsia. In healthy pregnancy, serum sFLT-1concentrations are 50 fold higher than in the non-pregnant state. The functional significance of this physiologic elevation in serum sFLT-1 in normal pregnancy is unknown. ...
Kotze Dirk D Jones Institute, Norfolk, - - 2013
To determine whether the presence of soluble human leukocyte antigen G (sHLA-G) affects implantation and pregnancy outcomes in vitro. A multicenter retrospective study. Six certified in vitro fertilization (IVF) units. Embryos obtained from 2,040 patients from six different IVF clinics. Soluble HLA-G determination on day-2 embryos after intracytoplasmic sperm injection, ...
Joutsiniemi Titta - - 2013
To test the efficacy and safety of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in the treatment of patients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). In the randomized (double-blind, placebo-controlled) study 20 pregnant women with ICP received (random allocation of) either 450 mg/day UDCA or placebo for 14 days during the third trimester of pregnancy. The ...
Spaich Saskia - - 2013
Many factors affect women's satisfaction with the experience of childbirth. Some of these are known, but most have not been fully evaluated. The influence of the mode of delivery is unclear. This study investigated the extent to which satisfaction with childbirth depends on the mode of delivery, and evaluated factors ...
Taşkın Elif Aylin - - 2013
To investigate the interrelation between serum E2 level on hCG day, score of transferred embryos and pregnancy achievement. Records of 350 women aged 18-40 years who underwent ovarian hyperstimulation in fresh cycles down regulated either with GnRH agonist (n = 70) or GnRH antagonist (n = 280) followed by oocyte pick-up, ICSI and embryo transfer ...
Matsuda Yoshio - - 2013
To determine the major predictive factors for fetal acidemia in placental abruption. A retrospective review of pregnancies with placental abruption was performed using a logistic regression model. Fetal acidemia was defined as a pH of less than 7.0 in umbilical artery. The severe abruption score, which was derived from a ...
Sacks Samantha - - 2013
Background: The Internet has become an important source of information about pregnancy and about health related concerns in general. This study assessed the quality of information available on the Internet for the common problem of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). Method: We used three search terms, "nausea and vomiting ...
Patil Nivedita S - - 2013
Objectives: To evaluate the perinatal outcome with the abnormal umbilical cord coiling index. Study Design: This prospective study was carried out in the department of OBG at Adichunchangiri Institute of Medical Sciences, B.G.Nagara, Mandya, Karnataka, India from January 2008 to August 2010. 200 patients who were in active labour with ...
Bildircin Fatma Devran - - 2013
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to compare perinatal outcomes between adolescent and adult pregnancies. Material and Methods: In 527 adolescent and 1334 adult pregnant women who delivered at Ondokuz Mayis University Obstetrics and Gynecology Department between 2006-2013, perinatal outcomes were retrospectively compared in terms of including spontaneous ...
Yazdi Britta - - 2013
To evaluate whether the measurement of the frontal space improves first trimester combined aneuploidy screening. Retrospective study including 2D images of the nuchal translucency measurement of 300 euploid and 133 trisomic fetuses that were seen at the prenatal department at the University of Tübingen/Germany. For the frontal space measurement, a ...
Alvik Astrid - - 2013
Fetal binge alcohol exposure has been associated with neurobehavioral and cognitive symptoms. This study explored whether binge drinking mainly before recognition of pregnancy predicted high symptom scores on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in 5.5-year-old children. In a population-based, longitudinal study representative of pregnant women in Oslo, Norway, questionnaires ...
Nomura Roseli Mieko Yamamoto - - 2013
To study the Doppler velocimetry of the fetal middle cerebral artery in pregnancies complicated by placental insufficiency, and to verify its role in the prognosis of neonatal survival. This was a prospective study of 93 pregnant women with diagnosis of placental insufficiency detected before the 34(th) week of pregnancy. Placental ...
Mousavi Seyed Abbas - - 2013
Cesarean rates in recent decades have been increasing and a number of studies have shown that cesarean increases maternal morbidities. The aim of this study is to compare the quality of life after cesarean and vaginal delivery. This prospective study was carried out on 356 pregnant women visiting urban health ...
Chaabane Kais - - 2013
Background: The search for an acute fetal distress during labor remains one of the objectives of obstetrical surveillance. aim: To find a relationship between different aspects of fetal heart rate (FHR) occurring during labor, Apgar score at first minute and the pH blood at birth. methods: A prospective study which ...
Miettola Satu - - 2013
Preterm birth at very low birth weight (VLBW; <1500 g) is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors and reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in the adult offspring. Preeclampsia is a frequent cause of preterm birth and is also associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in the offspring. Whether it is associated with ...
Predojević Maja - - 2013
Abstract Objective: In order to more accurately assess fetal neurological status in five fetuses with severe intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), combined assessment of their hemodynamics and motor activity was undertaken in this study. Methods: Hemodynamic changes in the placental and fetal cerebral vessels were evaluated using the umbilical artery resistance ...
Schechter Michael S - - 2013
Rationale: Studies of pregnancy in cystic fibrosis (CF) have shown no short-term harmful effects, but there are no long-term studies on the impact of motherhood. Objectives: This study sought to evaluate longer-term physiologic and functional outcomes in women with CF reporting a pregnancy, with the intent of assessing how the ...
Corbacioglu Esmer Aytul - - 2013
AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the changes in female sexual function during pregnancy and to identify associated factors among Turkish population using a validated questionnaire. Furthermore, we aimed to examine Turkish pregnant women's beliefs regarding sexual activity and describe their source of information about sexuality during ...
Leibovitz Zvi - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The size of the posterior fossa (PF) is a significant parameter in diagnosing PF malformations. In this study nomograms of PF dimensions in normal foetuses, assessed in the median plane in the second and third trimesters, were constructed. Fetuses diagnosed with PF abnormalities were studied concerning the created tables ...
Beta Jarosław - - 2013
The aim of the study was to investigate the value of the Bishop score and ultrasound examination of the cervix in predicting the success of labor induction with the use of the Foley catheter determined by the mode of delivery Foley catheter induction of labor was performed in 135 pregnancies ...
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