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Taylan Enes E Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, - - 2014
Brain tumors during pregnancy are very rare. Diagnosis of this condition is difficult because the symptoms imitate pregnancy-related ailments. The management of this condition also presents challenges. This case report aims to present a successful treatment and delivery of a patient with recurrent brain tumor during pregnancy with hydrocephalus.
Zhao Xiaofeng X Department of Gynecology, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310014, P.R. - - 2014
Few reports have explored laparoscopic adnexal tumorectomy as a treatment for large and symptomatic ovarian leiomyomas during pregnancy. The current study presents the case of a patient with a large and symptomatic ovarian leiomyoma at 14 weeks of pregnancy. A laparoscopic adnexal tumorectomy was performed without complications. The laparoscopic management ...
Aviram Amir A Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, - - 2014
Objective: To determine whether maternal features affect the accuracy of sonographic estimated fetal weight (SEFW) by evaluating the consistency of the systematic error of SEFW with regards to the birth weight (BW) in two consecutive pregnancies of the same gravida. Methods: The cohort included women with SEFW within 1 week ...
Abuelghar Wessam W Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, - - 2014
To derive a novel formula for fetal weight estimation utilizing the linear measurement of mid-thigh soft-tissue thickness (STT). 300 women, with singleton uncomplicated pregnancy, were included in a prospective cross-sectional study. The study included four consecutive phases: phase (1) validated the original Scioscia's formula, phase (2) derived a novel modified ...
Schmidt Ulrike U Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, - - 2014
Accurate measurement of fetal head biometry is important for fetal weight estimation (FWE) and is therefore an important prognostic parameter for neonatal morbidity and mortality and a valuable tool for determining the further obstetric management. Measurement of the head circumference (HC) in particular is employed in many commonly used weight ...
Xu Dong D Gynecological and Obstetrical Department, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People's Republic of - - 2014
The present study reports two cases of large ovarian malignancy during pregnancy, which is very rare. The two patients were received between Nov 2012 and Feb 2013 at Gynecological and Obstetrical Department, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University (People's Republic of China). Both cases present tumor sized more than ...
Barel Oshri - - 2013
The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different maternal, fetal and examiner related factors on the accuracy of Sonographic Fetal Weight Estimation (SFWE). A retrospective cohort study analyzing 9064 SFWEs performed within one week prior to delivery, including singleton pregnancies with a gestational age of ...
Kumarasiri S - - 2013
Late onset fetal growth restriction is often missed and is responsible for most intrauterine deaths. Ultrasound fetal biometry is routinely used to calculate estimated fetal weight (EFW). The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of established ultrasound EFW formulae to identify small and large for gestational age ...
Souka Athena P - - 2013
abstract Objective: To develop and evaluate local, sex specific, small for gestational age (SGA) specific, large for gestational age (LGA) specific and combined (biometry, sex and Doppler indices) formulas for ultrasound estimated fetal weight (EFW). Method: Low risk singleton pregnancies that delivered within 7 days from ultrasound examination were assessed. ...
Ioannou C C Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, - - 2013
Correct estimation of gestational age is essential for any study of ultrasound biometry and for everyday clinical practice. However, inconsistency in pregnancy dating may occur through differences in measurement methods or errors during measurement. In the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project, pregnancies are dated by the last menstrual period, provided that it is ...
Pagani Giorgio - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy of gestation-adjusted birth weight estimation using a 3D fractional thigh volume (TVol) method in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and to compare it with a conventional 2D method (Hadlock). METHODS: Pregnant women with GDM were referred at 34-36(+6) weeks for ultrasound examination. Estimated ...
Bolton-Maggs P H B PH University of Manchester, and Serious Hazards of Transfusion Office, Manchester Blood Centre, Manchester, UK. - - 2013
To highlight the errors associated with the use of anti-D immunoglobulin in RhD antigen-negative women, and their resultant clinical impact during and after pregnancy, and to suggest strategies to reduce these errors. Retrospective review of cumulative reporting to the UK confidential haemovigilance scheme, Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT), between 1996 ...
Bajracharya J - - 2012
Background Accurate determination of fetal weight prior to delivery can have a significant bearing on the management decision in labour, thereby markedly improving perinatal outcome. Objective To determine the accuracy of prediction of birth weight by fetal ultrasound. Method This is the retrospective observational hospital based study done at Kathmandu ...
Weix Janine - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To identify candidate genes which are regulated by human pregnancy and bear the potential to modulate rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of healthy volunteers (ND) were analyzed using Affymetrix GeneChips at four time points (1(st) , 2(nd) and 3(rd) trimester and 6 weeks ...
Thota Chandrasekhar C Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Women's Health Research, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, - - 2012
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) activity has been reported to be higher in African Americans (AA) than Caucasians (Cau). COMT converts 2- and 4-hydroxy (OH) estrogens to 2- and 4-methoxyestrogens, respectively, and can increase estrogenic milieu locally in tissues. To assess whether the increased incidence of preterm birth (PTB) among AA women is ...
Karata Suat - - 2011
Citation Karata S, Aydin Y, Ocer F, Buyru A, Balci H. Hereditary Thrombophilia, anti-beta2 glycoprotein 1 IgM, and anti-annexin V antibodies in recurrent pregnancy loss. Am J Reprod Immunol 2011 Problem We investigated the beta2-glycoprotein I and anti-annexin V antibodies as anti-phospholipid-cofactor antibodies; and factor V G1691A Leiden, prothrombin G20210A, ...
Wetendorf Margeaux M Interdepartmental Program in Cell & Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. - - 2012
Many women are affected by infertility and reproductive-associated disease such as endometriosis or endometrial cancer. Successful pregnancy is dependent on a healthy uterus that is fit to receive and support a fertilized embryo. The uterus is an endocrine organ, responsive to the presence of the ovarian steroid hormones, estrogen and ...
Misra Yogi Y Laboratory of Lactation and Mammary Gland Biology, Department of Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, - - 2012
A full-term pregnancy early in life reduces lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, and the effect can be mimicked in rodents by full-term pregnancy or short-term treatment with exogenous estrogen and progesterone. To gain insight into the protective mechanism, 15 3-mo-old postpubertal virgin Lewis rats were randomly assigned to three ...
Arigita Marta - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of fetal nuchal translucency (NT) measurement in the prenatal diagnosis of single-gene disorders. METHODS: From January 1996 to December 2006, fetal NT was prospectively measured before chorionic villi sampling in 169 pregnancies at high risk for a single-gene disorder at 11 to 13 weeks ...
Hanafusa T - - 2011
Background.  Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an autosomal recessive skin disease caused by mutations in the type VII collagen gene (COL7A1), resulting in detachment of the entire epidermis due to loss or hypoplasticity of the anchoring fibrils that normally secure the basement membrane to the underlying dermis. Trauma-induced blistering ...
Settin Ahmad - - 2011
Aims: This work aims at testing for the association of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) among Egyptian women. Subjects and Methods: Participants were 70 cases having a history of two or more events of unexplained RPL and 136 controls with a good obstetric ...
Soloff Melvyn S MS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA. msoloff @ - - 2011
An important action of progesterone during pregnancy is to maintain the uterus in a quiescent state and thereby prevent preterm labor. The causes of preterm labor are not well understood, so progesterone action on the myometrium can provide clues about the processes that keep the uterus from contracting prematurely. Accordingly, ...
Ghanen Nasser - - 2011
This study was conducted to investigate the gene expression profile of in vivo derived bovine embryo biopsies based on pregnancy outcomes after transfer to recipients. For this, biopsies (30-40%) were taken from grade I blastocysts (IETS Manual) and the remaining 60-70% of the intact embryo were transferred to recipients. Frozen ...
Mamo Solomon - - 2011
Successful establishment and maintenance of pregnancy can only be attained through optimum conceptus-maternal cross-talk. Despite significant progress in our understanding of the temporal changes in the transcriptome of the uterine endometrium, we have only a rudimentary knowledge of the genes and pathways governing growth and development of the bovine conceptus. ...
Bodoor Khaldon K Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, - - 2011
During pregnancy, uterine smooth muscle (USM) coordinately adapts its contractile phenotype in order to accommodate the developing fetus and then prepare for delivery. Herein we show that SMTNL1 plays a major role in pregnancy to promote adaptive responses in USM and that this process is specifically mediated through interactions of ...
Schoner Katharina - - 2011
Abstract We report on a triplet pregnancy with one fetus being affected by recurrent Johanson-Blizzard syndrome (JBS). At autopsy in the 35th gestational week (g.w.) the affected triplet presented especially severe and lethal manifestation of the disorder as compared to his elder affected brother and to cases from the literature, ...
Karthikeyan Velore J - - 2011
The pathophysiology of pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia may involve abnormalities in placentation and the Fas/Fas ligand system. Hypothesizing abnormal plasma Fas and Fas ligand in pregnancy-induced hypertension, we recruited 20 hypertensive pregnant women at mean week 15 and 29 at week 30: 18 were studied at both time points. Control ...
Collins Julianne S - - 2011
To assess the efficacy of folic acid (FA) supplementation and fortification in preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in a high prevalence region of the United States. Active and passive surveillance methods were used to identify all fetuses/infants affected with an NTD in South Carolina. Prevalence rates were compared with FA ...
Hammerová L'ubica - - 2011
The aim of this prospective study was to find the association between the factor V Leiden mutation and adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study is an analysis of a prospective observational study of the frequency of placenta-mediated complications of factor V Leiden mutation carriers. We compared pregnancy outcomes of 11 women ...
Plante Isabelle - - 2011
The human mammary gland is composed of 15-20 lobes that secrete milk into a branching duct system opening at the nipple. Those lobes are themselves composed of a number of terminal duct lobular units made of secretory alveoli and converging ducts. In mice, a similar architecture is observed at pregnancy ...
Hoyo Cathrine C Department of Community and Family Medicine and Program of Cancer Detection, Prevention and Control, Duke University, PO Box 104006, Durham, NC 27710, USA. - - 2011
Folic acid (FA) added to foods during fortification is 70-85% bioavailable compared to 50% of folate occurring naturally in foods. Thus, if FA supplements also are taken during pregnancy, both mother and fetus can be exposed to FA exceeding the Institute of Medicine's recommended tolerable upper limit (TUL) of 1,000 ...
Tajchman Sharla K - - 2010
To describe the prolonged use of propofol for sedation of a critically ill pregnant patient in her second trimester. A 20-year-old pregnant woman at 14 weeks' gestation with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma required intubation and mechanical ventilation secondary to tumor-related airway obstruction. Immediately after intubation, propofol was initiated for sedation and maintained ...
Rouzi Abdulrahim A - - 2010
To report on a unique medical situation after self-obtained use of misoprostol in a country where abortion is illegal. A 29-year-old woman was seen at 12 weeks' gestation with a history of use of 10,800 microg of misoprostol orally and vaginally over the preceding six weeks. She had experienced mild-to-moderate ...
Souka A P - - 2010
To study the attitudes of pregnant women towards termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality. A questionnaire was completed by all pregnant women attending routine ultrasound scan. They were asked whether they would opt for termination of the pregnancy in case the fetus was diagnosed with one of the following abnormalities: ...
Odeh Marwan - - 2010
Previous pregnancies may influence the success of medical termination of pregnancy. To determine the effect of parity and gravidity on the successful termination of pregnancy using mifepristone and misoprostol. The medical files of all patients attending a department of obstetrics and gynecology during the years 2006 and 2007 for the ...
Hou Shuping - - 2010
To compare the efficacy of 1-day and 2-day mifepristone and misoprostol intervals for second trimester termination of pregnancy between 13 and 16 weeks. A prospective randomized cohort study of 100 women who underwent voluntary termination between 13 and 16 weeks of gestation. Patients were randomly assigned to receive 200mg of ...
Thornburg Loralei L - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether placement of laminaria tents improve time to delivery compared with misoprostol alone in second trimester labor induction. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing second trimester labor induction. Patients with ruptured membranes, abruption, cervical dilation and chorioamnionitis at presentation were excluded. Complications were defined ...
Hou Shuping - - 2010
To compare the effectiveness and safety of mifepristone/misoprostol versus intra-amniotic injection of ethacridine lactate for the termination of second trimester pregnancy. 210 women requesting voluntary termination of pregnancies at between 16 and 24 weeks of gestation were randomly assigned into two groups. Group 1 (MM) received a single oral dose ...
Nicholson Jackie - - 2010
This paper is a report of a study to identify the experience of gynaecological nurses involved with termination of pregnancy. Staff involved with termination of pregnancy have been found to experience both positive and negative views. Varying processes and experiences for staff have been identified, from termination of pregnancy work ...
Chaudhuri Snehamay - - 2010
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and side-effects of two regimens of vaginal misoprostol for second trimester voluntary medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) according to the MTP Act of India. A randomized trial was conducted in 185 women from January 2007 to September 2008. Women in ...
von Hertzen H - - 2010
To compare 400 and 800 microg sublingual or vaginal misoprostol 24 hours after 200 mg mifepristone for noninferiority regarding efficacy in achieving complete abortion for pregnancy termination up to 63 days of gestation. Placebo-controlled, randomised, noninferiority factorial trial, stratified by centre and length of gestation. Misoprostol 400 or 800 microg, ...
Duhan Nirmala - - 2011
The present study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of isosorbide mononitrate (IMN) and misoprostol for cervical ripening in termination of pregnancy between 8 and 12 weeks. This prospective randomized single blind study enrolled 40 women with singleton pregnancy seeking surgical termination of pregnancy between 8 and 12 weeks of gestation. They ...
Kochhar Puneet K - - 2010
To assess the efficacy and side-effects of misoprostol (800 microg used intravaginally) for terminating non-viable pregnancies up to 20 weeks of gestation. Sixty five patients with non-viable pregnancies up to 20 weeks of gestation were given 800 microg misoprostol intravaginally on day 1. A second dose of 800 microg was ...
Odeh Marwan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The results of medical treatment for early pregnancy failure are conflicting. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether gestational sac volume measurement as well as other variables can predict the success rate of medical treatment for early pregnancy failure. METHODS: The study group comprised 81 women diagnosed with missed abortion or anembryonic ...
Brouns Joseph Franciscus Gertrudis Maria - - 2010
The study was conducted to compare the efficacy of two different dose regimens of misoprostol administered vaginally in combination with mifepristone for second trimester termination of viable and non-viable pregnancies. Double-blind randomized controlled trial conducted at the University hospital in the Netherlands. One hundred seventy-six women between 14 and 24 ...
Fawzy Muhammad - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of vaginal misoprostol for second-trimester abortion in women with 3 or more prior cesarean deliveries. METHODS: This study was conducted with 138 women who needed pregnancy termination between 13 and 26 gestational weeks, 31 with 3 or more previous cesarean deliveries and 107 ...
Napolitano Raffaele - - 2010
Late termination of pregnancy is a relatively rare procedure accounting for approximately 1% of all registered terminations in England and Wales; however, with improving detection rates for foetal anomalies, this number is increasing. Surgical dilation and evacuation (D&E) appears to be a safe and cost-effective procedure as long as the ...
Kaponis Apostolos - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of a healthy woman who was admitted to the hospital with septic shock caused by a common uropathogen after self-administration of misoprostol for pregnancy termination. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Tertiary hospital. PATIENT(S): A 38-year-old woman, gravida 5, para 3, who developed septic shock after medical ...
Dalton Vanessa K VK Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. - - 2010
We sought to describe health care provider knowledge, attitudes, and treatment preferences for early pregnancy failure (EPF). We surveyed 976 obstetrician/gynecologists, midwives, and family medicine practitioners on their knowledge and attitudes toward treatment options for EPF, and barriers to adopting misoprostol and office uterine evacuations. We used descriptive statistics to ...
van Bogaert Louis-Jacques - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of anthropometric characteristics related to weight on medical pregnancy termination with misoprostol. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 454 women admitted for medical pregnancy termination in the first or second trimester took 400 microg of misoprostol sublingually plus 800 microg of misoprostol vaginally or orally. ...
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