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Hullender Rubin Lee L Oregon College of Oriental Medicine , Research Department, Portland - - 2013
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) can present with coexistent subfertility caused by diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). Recent texts suggest that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may improve pregnancy outcomes for women with RPL. This article reports the outcome of the treatment of a female of advanced maternal age. She had diagnoses of ...
Herrera Christina A - - 2013
Fulminant herpes hepatitis with disseminated extrahepatic involvement in pregnancy is rare and carries a high mortality risk. Although acyclovir remains standard first-line therapy, effective management of acyclovir-resistant disseminated herpes simplex virus (HSV) in pregnancy remains elusive. We present a case of disseminated HSV resistant to both acyclovir and foscarnet, the ...
Ahn J-W JW Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, - - 2013
This report introduces a method for ultrasound-guided transcervical forceps extraction (UTCE) of unruptured interstitial pregnancies; this method does not necessitate elective caesarean delivery for future pregnancies. This report also compares this technique with conventional methods. A retrospective review was conducted involving 16 women treated for interstitial pregnancies. Among these women, ...
Perritt Jamila B - - 2013
The need to interrupt a pregnancy between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation is uncommon and is typically due to fetal demise or lethal anomalies. Nonetheless, treatment options become more limited at these gestations, when access to surgical methods may not be available in many circumstances. The efficacy of misoprostol ...
Goswami M - - 2013
The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that all subfertile women of < 40 years should be entitled to up to three IVF treatment cycles funded by the NHS. The full criteria have been implemented at The Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life since August 2009. The ...
Dragatsi Dianna - - 2013
We describe the case of a young pregnant woman with refractory schizoaffective disorder and how we reached a decision to apply for court-mandated outpatient psychiatric treatment (Assisted Outpatient Treatment or AOT). The patient was stable when we made this application as a preventive measure, given her serious prior episodes of ...
Khan Majida - - 2013
Approximately 10-15% of the married couples remain childless. Conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has been the treatment option for most of these cases. However, it is expensive and only available to a small fraction of the infertile population. The Sindh Institute of Reproductive Medicine (SIRM), Karachi, Pakistan, has introduced a ...
Zollner Ursula - - 2013
To find out which forms of conservative infertility therapy led to the highest pregnancy rate and which factors influence the occurrence of a pregnancy. A total of 433 conservative treatment cycles were retrospectively evaluated. Ovarian stimulation was performed with clomiphene citrate (CC) or gonadotropins (follicle stimulating hormone [FSH] or human ...
Acosta K Alexandra - - 2013
Erythema nodosum (EN) is the most common form of panniculitis. It is characterized by erythematous, raised, tender nodules that usually occur bilaterally on the extensor surfaces of the lower extremities. EN is associated with many underlying conditions including infection, sarcoidosis, malignancy, and pregnancy. Its underlying etiology, however, is unknown in ...
Shah Monali - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To confirm effectiveness of nonsurgical periodontal treatment during pregnancy on pregnancy outcome in terms of preterm birth and low birth weight. Methods: We searched for Randomized controlled trials in MEDLINE, CINAHL and EMBASE. from January 2000 to October 2012. References of included studies were hand searched. Studies which ...
Takayama Kei - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To report a case of successful treatment with infliximab for Behçet disease (BD) during pregnancy. Design: A case report. Methods: A 30-year-old woman was diagnosed with BD at 12 weeks of pregnancy. Additional symptoms occurred, and infliximab at a dose of 5 mg/kg body weight was initiated at 18 ...
van Leeuwen M - - 2013
STUDY QUESTION: Which strategy is least expensive to prevent the birth of a handicapped child in couples with recurrent miscarriage (RM); parental chromosome analysis followed by amniocentesis in case of carrier status of one of the parents, or amniocentesis in all ongoing pregnancies without the knowledge of parental carrier status? ...
De Asis Sarah Jane - - 2013
Electroconvulsive therapy has been demonstrated to be relatively safe during pregnancy for both the mother and the fetus. One risk to the fetus is cardiac deceleration during the grand mal seizure. We present a case of a young woman in her second trimester of pregnancy with bipolar depression. She had ...
Horowitz Kari M - - 2013
Hemodynamic changes occur in pregnancy to prepare for expected blood loss at delivery. Physiologic anemia occurs in pregnancy because plasma volume increases more quickly than red cell mass. Anemia is most commonly classified as microcytic, normocytic, or macrocytic. Iron deficiency anemia accounts for 75% of all anemias in pregnancy. Oral ...
Oron Galia - - 2013
The incidence of ectopic pregnancy is approximately 2% of all pregnancies, and it remains the leading cause of death in early pregnancy. Over 95% of ectopic pregnancies are tubal pregnancies, and the remainders are nontubal pregnancies. The highest risk factor for ectopic pregnancy is a previous tubal pregnancy followed by ...
Li Kunming - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: This article provides a new method to avoid recurrent ectopic pregnancy during IVF-ET treatment in women who underwent bilateral salpingectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Chinese woman who underwent bilateral salpingectomy because of previous ectopic pregnancy sought IVF-ET therapy. She got two continuous salpingocyesis in fresh cycle and frozen cycle ...
Roca A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors associated with discontinuation of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in pregnant women and to determine the rates of SSRI reintroduction during pregnancy. METHOD: A prospective study was conducted in the Perinatal Psychiatry Service of the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. The total sample comprised 132 consecutive ...
Yilmazbas-Mecitoglu G - - 2013
The aim of this study was to test Ovsynch (OVS) versus modified OVS (decreasing the interval between first GnRH and PGF2α to 6 d) protocols on pregnancy per artificial insemination (AI) and OVS outcomes in cyclic dairy cows. Cyclic cows (n = 920) were assigned to 1 of 2 groups: ...
Barnes R A - - 2013
AIM: To identify predictors of large and small for gestational age in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A retrospective audit of clinical data analysed for singleton births in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes by Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society guidelines from 1994 to 2009. Exclusions were: incomplete data, delivered ...
Digre Kathleen B - - 2013
Headache is a common symptom in pregnant women. Although most headaches seen in women are primary headache disorders (migraine, tension-type headache), complications or conditions associated with pregnancy can present with a secondary headache. Headaches are common symptoms in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, eclampsia, and reversible cerebral vascular syndrome. Migraines may begin ...
Sanz Mariano - - 2013
Pregnancy sometimes has adverse outcomes including low birthweight (<2500 g), pre-term birth (<37 weeks), growth restriction, pre-eclampsia, miscarriage and/or stillbirth. Maternal periodontitis directly and/or indirectly have potential to influence the health of the foetal-maternal unit. To assess the epidemiological evidence for the impact of periodontal disease on adverse pregnancy outcomes and to ...
Sanz Mariano - - 2013
Background: Pregnancy sometimes has adverse outcomes including low birthweight (<2500 g), pre-term birth (<37 weeks), growth restriction, pre-eclampsia, miscarriage and/or stillbirth. Maternal periodontitis directly and/or indirectly have potential to influence the health of the foetal-maternal unit. Aims: To assess the epidemiological evidence for the impact of periodontal disease on adverse ...
Punnialingam Sinthiya - - 2013
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an auto-immune thrombophilia for which anti-thrombotic medication is necessary for long-term management to reduce thrombotic risk or pregnancy morbidity. Choosing the type of pharmacological treatment, i.e. the intensity and duration of anticoagulation, depends on the severity of an individual's APS and the risk of bleeding. This ...
Liu M - - 2013
Orally administered nucleus(t)ide analogues (NA) have brought about a simple, safe and effective therapeutic approach for chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, treatment duration is long and some female patients become pregnant during treatment. In recent years, there have been gradually increasing reports on the safety of telbivudine (LdT) treatment for ...
Aigere E O S EO Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre - - 2013
Detection and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in pregnancy is important to avert the attendant maternal and fetal morbidity. Other than urine culture, no other screening test is unequivocal. The use of enhanced urinalysis test to detect ASB in pregnancy was investigated. This was a prospective observational study which compared ...
Kumar Pratap P Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, - - 2013
Treatment of patients with recurrent pregnancy losses and recurrent implantation failure can be instituted only when the underlying etiology is determined. Embryo-secreted preimplantation factor (PIF) is essential for implantation and adequate trophoblastic invasion. Deficiency of PIF affects the outcome of the pregnancy leading to recurrent pregnancy losses. Synthetic PIF modulates ...
Lynn Fiona A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Establish maternal preferences for a third-trimester ultrasound scan in a healthy, low-risk pregnant population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study incorporating a discrete choice experiment. SETTING: A large, urban maternity hospital in Northern Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and forty-six women in their second trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: A discrete choice experiment was ...
Kwak-Kim Joanne - - 2013
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) have been associated with recurrent pregnancy losses (RPL) and other obstetrical complications. The diagnostic criteria for the classical antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) have been utilized for the detection of obstetrical APS in women with RPL. However, laboratory findings and immunopathology of obstetrical APS are significantly different from ...
Münstedt Karsten - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative methods (CAMs) are frequently used during pregnancy and delivery. We were interested to find out how frequently CAMs were used and if they were used for specific indications. METHODS: We assessed the use of various CAMs and the background of use. Here we differentiated between the ...
Metcalfe Amy - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research was to determine the impact of observed versus hypothesized service utilization on the cost of first trimester screening (FTS) and prenatal diagnosis for trisomy 21 in a Canadian province. METHODS: A population-based pregnancy cohort was created by linking 12 clinical and administrative databases. Care ...
Torres A - - 2013
An in vivo model, combining a low developmental competence embryo (demi-embryo) and a high-fertility recipient (virgin dairy heifer) was used to evaluate the effects of treatment with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and carprofen at embryo transfer (ET) on plasma progesterone (P4) concentrations of recipients and on embryonic growth and survival. ...
Duntas Leonidas H - - 2013
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) and more recently the European Thyroid Association (ETA) Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) have provided an excellent tool which was formerly lacking in the field of management of MTC. However, some relevant clinical questions, as the use of somatostatin analogues ...
Guclu Ertugrul - - 2013
The selection of antiviral drugs for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) treatment in pregnancy is very difficult since none of the drugs have been approved for use in pregnancy. Transmission from mother to newborn remains the most frequent route of infection in mothers with high viral load and positive hepatitis B ...
Lu S - - 2013
Ejaculatory dysfunction is an uncommon cause of male infertility. The aim of this study was to explore non-invasive methods for sperm retrieval in anejaculatory diabetic men who failed in drug treatment and penile vibratory stimulation during blood sugar under control. Among 21 anejaculatory diabetic men who had failed in drug ...
Errera Marie-Hélène - - 2013
Pregnancy-associated retinal diseases are conditions that may occur uniquely in pregnancy or, more commonly, general conditions that may worsen or alter during pregnancy as a result of hematologic, hormonal, metabolic, cardiovascular, and immunologic changes. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is by far the most common retinal condition that is altered by pregnancy. ...
Rapsang Amy G - - 2013
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by orientia tsutsugamushi, transmitted to humans by the bite of the larva of trombiculid mites. It causes a disseminated vasculitic and perivascular inflammatory lesions resulting in significant vascular leakage and end-organ injury. It affects people of all ages and even though scrub ...
Zur Eyal E Super-Pharm Professional, Petach-Tikva, Israel. - - 2013
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy can have serious adverse effects on the quality of a woman's life, affecting her occupational, social, and domestic functioning, and her general well-being; therefore, it is very important to treat this condition appropriately and effectively. Evidence-based algorithms support the use of oral pyridoxine alone or ...
Shah Divya Kelath - - 2013
Endometriosis is a disease that affects a significant proportion of reproductive-age women. The impact of the disease on ovarian reserve is an important consideration when planning treatment in women who want to maintain their potential for future childbearing. The existing literature supports an adverse effect of both superficial endometriosis and ...
Filipcikova Radka - - 2013
AIMS: Male infertility has been associated with imbalance in the polyunsaturated fatty acids arachidonic acid/docosahexaenoic acid (AA/DHA) ratio. This study aimed to assess whether use of the potent antioxidant, lycopene, would affect this imbalance in seminal plasma and to test whether modulation of the AA/DHA ratio correlates with male fertility. ...
Sangsawang Bussara - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the most common type of urinary incontinence (UI) in pregnant women and is known to have detrimental effects on the quality of life in approximately 54.3 %. Pregnancy is the main risk factor for the development of SUI. This review provides details of ...
Akhtar Muhammad A MA Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction (NURTURE), Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2UH, United - - 2013
This study tested the hypothesis that using aspirin and/or heparin as adjuvants in IVF improves the treatment outcome. This retrospective cohort-control study recruited 234 consecutive subjects aged ≤ 44 years who had previously had one or more unsuccessful IVF cycle. All underwent IVF using conventional protocols. The study group received ...
Lin Chih-Hsing - - 2013
Cervical cancer complicated by pregnancy is a rare event. While counseling patients with cervical cancer during pregnancy, many factors must be considered, including the patient's desire to continue the pregnancy, the stage of the disease, and the gestational age at diagnosis. Pregnant women with microinvasive cervical cancer should be fully ...
Schwarzer J Ullrich - - 2013
Vasectomy reversal is the most common microsurgical intervention for the treatment of male infertility. Originally introduced in 1977, microsurgical vasectomy reversal has become highly sophisticated and is a minimally invasive, highly efficient and cost-effective treatment option for men with a desire to have children after vasectomy. It can be an ...
Wiser Amir - - 2013
Ectopic pregnancy is a known risk for patients treated with IVF. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of methotrexate (MTX) and laparoscopic salpingectomy as treatments of ectopic pregnancy on ovarian response during IVF cycles. Data of all women treated for ectopic pregnancy as a result of ...
Ekiz Bilir B - - 2013
Abstract Hyperthyroidism is not a rare entity in pregnancy and 85% of these cases attributed to Graves' disease (GD). There is no therapeutic modality for GD considered as totally safe in pregnancy. Fetal and neonatal risks of maternal hyperthyroid disease are related to the hyperthyroidism itself and/or to the medical ...
Maldonado Luiz Guilherme Louzada - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To compare cost-effectiveness between pituitary down-regulation with a GnRH agonist (GnRHa) short regimen on alternate days and GnRH antagonist (GnRHant) multidose protocol on in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcome. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized. SETTING: A private center. PATIENT(S): Patients were randomized into GnRHa (n = 48) and GnRHant (n ...
Canisso Igor F - - 2013
The major objective of this study was to determine whether short-term preovulatory progestagen treatment of mares could effectively delay ovulation. Secondary objectives were to determine the effect such supplementation had on signs of estrus, follicular growth, postovulatory luteal function and pregnancy rate. Thirteen cyclic mares of different breeds were used ...
Fadhlaoui Anis - - 2013
Background: The ectopic pregnancy can be treated surgically (conservative or radical) or medically. Currently, the choice between medical and surgical treatment is a critical issue. One of the parameters of this choice is the total cost of management. Aim: To compare the cost of the management of ectopic pregnancy by ...
Rink Britton D - - 2013
: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a therapeutic agent used to prevent fetal thrombocytopenia in those pregnancies identified to be at risk for fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Although generally considered a safe medication, hemolytic anemia is a known side effect of IVIG treatment that may result in maternal medical complications. ...
Podolec-Rubiƛ Magdalena M Department of Dermatology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland. Head: Prof. Anna Wojas-Pelc MD, - - 2013
Pemphigoid gestationis (PG), first described in 1872 by Laws Milton, is a rare autoimmune bullous disease of pregnancy and puerperium. Pemphigoid gestationis has been estimated to occur in 1: 50 000 pregnancies and usually presents in the second or third trimester with exacerbation after partum. This disease is caused by ...
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