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Kalugina Alla Stanislavovna AS Department of Women's Reproductive Health, North-Western State Medical University named after I.I.Mechnikov , St. Petersburg , Russia Federation - - 2014
Abstract The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy when using vitrified and fresh eggs depending on the applied controlled ovarian stimulation protocols in egg donation programs. Study results showed that the controlled ovarian stimulation protocol does not affect the outcome of IVF/ICSI. Vitrification provided survival and pregnancy ...
Gibbins Kj K University of Utah Health Sciences Center and Intermountain Healthcare Salt Lake City, UT, USA - - 2014
The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies is considered a risk factor for pre-eclampsia. Two meta-analyses and a number of case-control and cohort studies have found associations between pre-eclampsia and lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin, and/or anti-β2 glycoprotein I. However, existing literature is inconsistent, with varying severity of pre-eclampsia phenotype examined, differing aPL titer ...
Sabolovic Rudman Senka S Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Sisters of Mercy, Zagreb, - - 2014
To determine platelet serotonin (5-HT) concentrations and genotype and allele frequencies of serotonergic type 2A receptor gene (HTR2A) and 5-HT transporter gene (SLC6A4) in women with pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension without proteinuria (PIH) and in control normotensive pregnant women. The study included 96 control women, 131 women with PIH and 84 ...
Yeung Edwina H EH From the Epidemiology Branch (E.H.Y., J.L.M., C.Z., T.M., P.M.) and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch (A.L.) in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD; Glotech, Inc, Rockville, MD (Z.L.); and Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (M.Y.T.). - - 2014
Copeptin, a surrogate biomarker of vasopressin, has been associated with renal function decline and may serve as a useful early biomarker for preeclampsia. We measured serum copeptin using samples collected longitudinally during pregnancy among unaffected controls (n=136) and cases of preeclampsia (n=169), gestational diabetes mellitus (n=92), gestational hypertension (n=101), and ...
Franck Ulrich U Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Core Facility 'Studies', Leipzig. - - 2014
Redecoration of dwellings is a common behavior of expecting parents. Former studies gave evidence that early childhood exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOC) resulting from renovation activities may increase the risk for wheeze in infants. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of prenatal exposure on ...
Wöber Martina M Kinderwunschzentrum Goldenes Kreuz, Vienna, - - 2014
In azoospermia processing of the TESE material often results in a sample of reduced purity. This prospective study was set up to clarify whether a combination of enzymatic digestion, density gradient centrifugation and stimulation of motility (where indicated) is a feasible option in TESE patients. A total of 63 samples ...
Rubio Irene I Instituto Universitario IVI Valencia, University of Valencia, Valencia, - - 2014
To determine whether incubation in the integrated EmbryoScope time-lapse monitoring system (TMS) and selection supported by the use of a multivariable morphokinetic model improve reproductive outcomes in comparison with incubation in a standard incubator (SI) embryo culture and selection based exclusively on morphology. Prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled study. University-affiliated private ...
Huang Tianhua T Genetics Program, North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
To assess the concentration of first and second trimester maternal serum markers in pregnancies with a vanishing twin. This is a retrospective case-control study of pregnancies screened for Down syndrome at one Ontario centre. Singleton pregnancies with ultrasound evidence of a vanishing twin were identified and each was matched with ...
Cândido da Silva Ageo Mário - - 2014
Although studies have shown an association between air pollutants from anthropogenic sources and pregnancy outcomes, little is known regarding the association between low birth weight (LBW) and exposure to emissions of biomass burning. This population-based retrospective cohort study assessed the effect of exposure to particulate matter and carbon monoxide (CO) ...
Gerosa Maria M University of Milan, Ospedale Gaetano Pini, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health , via Pini 9, 20122 Milan , Italy +390258296719 ; +390258296315 ; - - 2014
Introduction: In the past two decades, the number of women with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases experiencing a pregnancy has significantly increased in parallel with the enormous advances in the diagnosis and management of these disorders. However, information regarding the safety of immunosuppressive agents comes from case reports and case series ...
Andersen Jon Trærup JT Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Bispebjerg Hospital, the Mental Health Centre Copenhagen, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, - - 2014
To investigate whether exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in early pregnancy is associated with miscarriage. This was a nationwide cohort study identifying all registered pregnancies in Denmark from 1997 to 2010. All births were identified using the Medical Birth Registry, and all records of induced abortion or miscarriage ...
Francis Jenny J Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
To examine the association between symptoms of depression and ambivalence about pregnancy in an inner-city adolescent female population. This study analyzed data from 220 urban minority adolescent females (ages, 15-19 years) presenting for contraceptive initiation in a comprehensive, free-of-cost, adolescent health center in New York City. Cross-sectional baseline data were examined ...
Vitorino Carvalho Anaïs A A Vitorino Carvalho, UMR 1198 BDR, INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, 78350, - - 2014
In mammals, Suppressor Of Cytokine Signalling (CISH, SOCS1 to SOCS7) factors control signalling pathways involved in the regulation of numerous physiological processes including pregnancy. In order to gain new insights into the biological functions of SOCS in the endometrium, a comprehensive analysis of SOCS gene expression was carried out in ...
Greenwood Darren C DC Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, - - 2014
Caffeine is commonly consumed during pregnancy, crosses the placenta, with fetal serum concentrations similar to the mother's, but studies of birth outcome show conflicting findings. We systematically searched Medline and Embase for relevant publications. We conducted meta-analysis of dose-response curves for associations between caffeine intake and spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, preterm ...
Jimenez-Solem Espen E Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, Rigshospitalet Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark. - - 2014
Pharmacological treatment during pregnancy has been a huge challenge since the establishment of thalidomide´s teratogenicity in the early sixties. Analyses of possible risks associated with drug intake during pregnancy are not possible by performing randomized trials, and interspecies extrapolation is challenging. The best available method is through epidemiological studies. During ...
Smy Laura - - 2014
A healthy woman with mild to moderate asthma came to my clinic today after learning that she was pregnant. She inquired about continuing her inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medication and whether there would be any risks to her unborn child if she were to do so. What would you advise? Given ...
Stanford Joseph B JB Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, - - 2014
The Creighton Model FertilityCare System (CrMS) teaches women to identify days when intercourse is likely to result in pregnancy. We sought to assess the impact of the CrMS on time to pregnancy (TTP), via per-cycle pregnancy rates (fecundability). We conducted a parallel randomised trial at the University of Utah School ...
Bakker Marloes M Department of Public and Occupational Health and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate which prepartum determinants contribute to the development of postpartum (PP) fatigue among working women in the Netherlands. A prospective cohort study in 15 Dutch companies was conducted to measure different potential predictors using self-administrated questionnaires at baseline and at 30weeks of pregnancy. ...
Zhu Xiaoxia X Department of Occupational and Environmental, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Meishan Road, Hefei, Anhui, - - 2014
A growing body of evidence has investigated the association between maternal exposure to PM2.5 (particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter 2.5 μm) during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, the results of those studies are not consistent. To synthetically quantify the relationship between maternal exposure to PM2.5 during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes ...
Yazdy Mahsa M MM From the Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, - - 2014
Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. Previous studies have suggested that SSRIs may increase the risk of birth defects, including clubfoot. Using data from a population-based case-control study, we evaluated whether SSRI use increased the risk of clubfoot. Mothers were interviewed within 1 year after delivery ...
Park Young-Sun - - 2014
Abstract Aim: To examine how complex and irregular fetal heart rate (FHR) dynamics differ between fetuses of normal pregnancies and those of pregnancies complicated by maternal anemia (MA), and to place this in the context of high-risk pregnancies. Methods: Our study population consisted of 97 pregnant women affected by MA, ...
Parr M H MH Animal & Grassland Research & Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland; School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, - - 2014
One of the main determining factors of pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) is an optimum concentration of progesterone (P4) in the early luteal phase. This study examined the effects of P4 supplementation on P/AI in lactating Holstein-Friesian cows. A total of 453 cows in 8 spring-calving herds were used in ...
Larsen Ann Dyreborg AD National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersoe Parkallé 105, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. - - 2014
Few epidemiological studies have studied maternal stress exposure during pregnancy and odds of asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD) among offspring, and none have extended the focus to psychosocial job strain. The aim of this study was to assess the association between maternal job strain during pregnancy and asthma as well ...
Awwad J J Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, - - 2014
To determine whether 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17OHPC) prolongs gestation beyond 37 weeks of gestation (primary outcome) and reduces neonatal morbidity (secondary outcome) in twin pregnancy. Randomised controlled double-blind clinical trial. Tertiary-care university medical centre. Unselected women with twin pregnancies. Participants received weekly injections of 250 mg 17OHPC (n = 194) or placebo (n = 94), from ...
Tandberg A A Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway; Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, - - 2014
To examine the risk of pre-eclampsia (PE) in women conceiving after assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Potential confounding from maternal age, long intervals between births, new partner and smoking were evaluated. Population-based cohort study with data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway. A total of 501 766 mothers with offspring from ...
Sun Yuelian Y Section for Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, - - 2014
Studies on the safety of drugs used during pregnancy are necessary and important but prone to bias. Using cases as their own controls can reduce bias. We used a case-crossover design and a case-time-control design to estimate the risk of congenital malformation (CM) for children born to mothers who redeemed ...
Morrell J M JM Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
A successful outcome after artificial insemination with cooled semen is dependent on many factors, the sperm quality of the ejaculate being one. Previous studies have shown that spermatozoa with good motility, normal morphology, and good chromatin integrity can be selected by means of colloid centrifugation, particularly single layer centrifugation (SLC) ...
Xiang Lan L Reproductive Medicine Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, - - 2014
In this study, the clinical significance of first-trimester intrauterine haematomas (IUH) detected in pregnancies achieved by IVF-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) was evaluated. A retrospective case-control study was designed to compare obstetric and perinatal outcomes of 350 pregnancies with IUH and 350 matched controls without IUH. The incidence of first-trimester IUH detected ...
Wennberg Anna Lena AL Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
By enhancing maternal nutritional status, midwives can help women lower the risks of pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes as well as improve maternal health during pregnancy and in the long run. Dietary counselling is, on the other hand, not reported to be effective. Poor communication and conflicting messages are ...
Nwagha U U Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nsukka, Nigeria ; Department of Physiology, Pulmonary Medicine Unit, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nsukka, - - 2014
Forced expiratory volume in 6 s (FEV6) and FEV1/FEV6 ratio have traditionally been used as a surrogate for forced vital capacity (FVC) and FEV1/FVC in the assessment of spirometric lung function in nonpregnant subjects. However, the existence of this relationship during pregnancy is yet to be ascertained. The aim of ...
Kurlak Lesia O LO Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, City Hospital Nottingham, - - 2014
Discussion continues as to whether de novo hypertension in pregnancy with significant proteinuria (pre-eclampsia; PE) and non-proteinuric new hypertension (gestational hypertension; GH) are parts of the same disease spectrum or represent different conditions. Non-pregnant hypertension, pregnancy and PE are all associated with oxidative stress. We have established a 6 weeks ...
Christofides Nicola J NJ School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; - - 2014
Although teenage pregnancies in South Africa have declined, the short and longer term health and social consequences are a potential public health concern. This longitudinal study aimed to describe the range of risk and protective factors for incident unwanted and unplanned pregnancies occurring over 2 years of follow-up among a ...
Rosen Hadar - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To evaluate uterine activity during the third stage of labor and compare it to that observed in the second stage of labor. Study Design: Uterine electric activity was prospectively measured using electrical uterine myography (EUM) in 44 women with singleton pregnancy at term during the final 30 minutes ...
Yao Wei - - 2013
Recent advancements in fetal surgery have proven that tracheal occlusion in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia is an effective way to prevent the occurrence of pulmonary hypoplasia. A novel flexible fetoscope with a parallel mechanism structure of a thumbstick to carry on the fetal tracheal balloon occlusion by the targeting ...
Engeland Anders A Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway. - - 2013
We aimed to explore associations between drugs dispensed to the father prior to conception and pregnancy outcomes, such as pre-term birth, perinatal mortality, foetal growth retardation and birth defects. In this cohort study, two population-based registries, the Medical Birth Registry of Norway and the Norwegian Prescription Database, were linked. The ...
Koteff Justin J ViiV Healthcare, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, - - 2013
Dolutegravir (DTG; S/GSK1349572) is under clinical development as a once daily, unboosted integrase inhibitor for the treatment of HIV infection. The effect of DTG on glomerular filtration rate (GFR), effective renal plasma flow (ERPF), and creatinine clearance (CLcr ) was evaluated in 34 healthy volunteers. Subjects received DTG 50 mg (once ...
Sanchez Sixto E SE Postgraduate School, Universidad San Martin de Porres, Lima, - - 2013
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is increasingly recognized as an important cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity. We assessed the relation between IPV and risk of spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) among Peruvian women. The study was conducted among 479 pregnant women who delivered a preterm singleton infant (<37 weeks gestation) and ...
Lee Pei-Chen PC Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. - - 2013
Despite numerous studies of air pollution and adverse birth outcomes, few studies have investigated preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, two pregnancy disorders with serious consequences for both mother and infant. Relying on hospital birth records, we conducted a cohort study identifying 34,705 singleton births delivered at Magee-Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA ...
Ferrari Renée M RM Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Campus Box 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7590, USA. - - 2013
To explore the association between health care provider advice about weight gain and gestational weight gain. Using data from a prospective cohort study, we explored the association between provider advice about weight gain in pregnancy with weight gain adequacy among 1,454 pregnant women. Provider advice was measured by maternal self-report ...
Zerbo Ousseny O Department of Public Health Sciences, MS1C, University of California-Davis, CA 95616, USA. - - 2013
We analyzed data from case groups of 538 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and 163 with developmental delays (DD), and from 421 typically developing controls to assess associations with maternal influenza or fever during pregnancy. Exposure information was obtained by telephone interviews, and outcomes were clinically confirmed. Though neither ...
Pearson R M RM School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Clifton, Bristol, UK. - - 2012
The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of alcohol exposure during pregnancy on a mother's responsiveness towards her infant after birth. Using longitudinal data from a subsample of 687 mother-infant dyads from a UK cohort study (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children), we investigated the influence ...
Frederick Ihunnaya O - - 2012
PURPOSE: Mounting evidence implicate habitual snoring, a prominent symptom of sleep-disordered breathing, as an important risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Little, however, is known about the determinants of habitual snoring among pregnant women. We sought to assess its prevalence and to identify maternal characteristics ...
Dentali F - - 2012
It was hypothesized that low-dose aspirin could improve implantation rates in subsequent pregnancies in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Previous studies have shown inconclusive results or focused on surrogate end-points. We therefore conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature investigating the effect of low-dose ...
Kessler Jörg - - 2012
Objective: To evaluate the clinical use of ST analysis (STAN) for intrapartum monitoring of high-risk pregnancies. Design: Prospective observational study. Setting: University hospital, Norway, 2004-2008. Population: Singleton pregnancies with a gestational age above 35(+6) weeks. Methods: Analysis of maternal and neonatal outcomes for all deliveries according to the method of ...
Dadvand Payam P Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Barcelona, Spain. - - 2012
Green spaces have been associated with improved physical and mental health; however, the available evidence on the impact of green spaces on pregnancy is scarce. We investigated the association between surrounding greenness and birth weight, head circumference, and gestational age at delivery. This study was based on 2,393 singleton live ...
Westreich Daniel - - 2012
Pregnancy is a common indication for initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in sub-Saharan Africa. Our objective was to evaluate how pregnancy at treatment initiation predicts virologic response to HAART. We evaluated an open cohort of 9173 patients who initiated HAART between April 2004 and September 2009 in the ...
Al-Mandeel Hazem - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To assess the effects of intentional delivery (ID) over expectant management (EM) in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) between 28 and 34 weeks of gestation on maternal and neonatal outcomes. Methods: We searched Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, CENTRAL, and Science Citation Index; contacted experts, ...
Melamed Nir - - 2012
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether an abnormal 50g-glucose challenge test (GCT) is independently associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. METHODS: A retrospective study of women with abnormal GCT (>140 mg/dl) but normal subsequent 100g-oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Pregnancy outcome was compared with that of women with normal GCT (<140 mg/dl). ...
Sekhavat Leila - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is one of global health problems and maternal obesity may be associated with increase in risk of pregnancy complications and neonatal death. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) on neonate Apgar score at minute 5. METHODS: In ...
Hume Heather - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To compare the efficacy of Shirodkar to McDonald cerclage in patients with singleton pregnancies undergoing an ultrasound-indicated cerclage. Methods: Historical cohort of all patients with singleton pregnancies undergoing cerclage for the indication of a short cervix on ultrasound (ultrasound-indicated) at one institution in 2005-2010 We compared outcomes based ...
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