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Patrelli Tito Silvio TS Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, University of Parma, Viale Gramsci 14, 43100 Parma, Italy. - - 2012
Amniotic fluid is important for the maintenance of fetal well-being; therefore, an amniotic fluid deficiency, ie, oligohydramnios, can have multiple impacts on the prognosis of the pregnancy. In some cases, there are no evident fetal or maternal causes, and the condition is called isolated oligohydramnios. The aim of our study ...
Toutain Jérôme - - 2012
Objective: To assess the extent to which couples who could benefit from fetal karyotyping during the first or second trimester would agree to delay the examination until the third trimester. Methods: In this prospective monocentric study, the same physician suggested to some couples to delay fetal karyotyping until the third ...
Ozeren Semih - - 2012
Rhabdomyoma is the most common prenatally diagnosed cardiac tumor. We present two cases of fetal cardiac rhabdomyoma. In each case, fetal ultrasound assessment revealed the intracardiac tumors that were confirmed on postnatal imaging. The mother and her previous child were examined for the markers of tuberous sclerosis and diagnosis of ...
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OBJECTIVE: Increasing number of pregnancies resulting from In vitro Fertilisation (IVF) combined with increased awareness of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) - related morbidity calls for research on possible differences in pregnancy outcomes between IVF and non-IVF GDM complicated pregnancies. The aim of this study was to compare GDM - affected ...
Spinillo Arsenio - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the rates of previously undiagnosed rheumatic diseases during the first trimester of pregnancy and their impact on the pregnancy outcome.METHODS: Pregnant women in their first trimester were screened using a two-step approach using a self-administered 10-item questionnaire and subsequent testing for ...
Nielsen René Ernst - - 2012
Background: This overview is aimed at clinicians working with patients in the fertile age who suffer from depressive disorders. The study of adverse effects of antidepressants on the foetus is hampered by difficulty in distinguishing between the behavioural changes that are related to the disorder itself and changes that accompany ...
Martinelli Ida - - 2012
To assess whether antithrombotic prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin effectively prevents recurrence of late pregnancy complications, 135 women with previous history of preeclampsia, hemolytic anemia, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count syndrome, intrauterine fetal death, fetal growth restriction, or placental abruption who had been referred within the 12th gestational week ...
Firoozi Faranak - - 2012
There are conflicting results concerning the impact of maternal asthma during pregnancy on perinatal outcomes. The present study investigated the associations between maternal asthma during pregnancy and the risk of a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant, a low-birth-weight (LBW) infant, and preterm birth. A population-based cohort of 40,788 pregnancies from asthmatic and ...
Tse K Y - - 2012
Most women with gestational trophoblastic disease are of reproductive age. Because the disease is readily treatable with favourable prognosis, fertility becomes an important issue. Hydatidiform mole is a relatively benign disease, and most women do not require chemotherapy after uterine evacuation. A single uterine evacuation has no significant effect on ...
Zhu Lan - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We sought to characterize risk factors of urinary incontinence (UI) during pregnancy and the postpartum period in primiparous women in China. METHODS: We enrolled 10,098 women from the seven regions of China ≥28 weeks' gestation from September 2007 to May 2009 and administered the Bristol Female Lower Urinary ...
Ohara Kenryo - - 2012
Objective: More women in Japan continue to quit a job when they find out they are pregnant than in other industrialized countries. The purpose of this study was to clarify factors affecting the quitting rate among female workers who become aware they are pregnant. Methods: All pregnant women visiting or ...
Kamiya Chizuko A - - 2012
Background: Improved medical techniques have allowed most women with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) to reach childbearing age. The predictors of adverse events and the effects of pregnancy on cardiac function have not been clearly described in these patients. Methods and Results: In the present study we retrospectively reviewed 40 ...
Souri M - - 2012
Protein Z (PZ)-dependent protease inhibitor (ZPI) is a serine protease inhibitor which efficiently inactivates activated factor X, when ZPI is complexed with PZ in plasma. Reduced plasma levels of ZPI and PZ have been reported in association with thrombosis. It has also been reported that PZ increases during pregnancy and ...
Holzgreve Wolfgang - - 2012
Abstract Although it is proven for a long time that folic acid supplementation in the periconceptional period can prevent neural tube defects effectively, all measures taken so far including food fortification and awareness campagnes so far had only limited success. Since more than 50% of the pregnant women in Europe ...
Marozio Luca - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between headache, namely migraine and tension-type headache, and adverse pregnancy outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study conducted in three tertiary care centres in Italy: 376 pregnant women suffering from headache and 326 non-headache pregnant women as controls were recruited. The diagnosis of headache was made ...
Kacerovsky Marian - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine whether the bacterial load of genital mycoplasmas and gestation age are related to intraamniotic inflammatory response using the amniotic fluid levels of 18 inflammatory mediators. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of 145 women with singleton pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture ...
Gallagher Frances - - 2012
Background:  Cesarean delivery on maternal request is a worldwide growing phenomenon. The goal of this study was to describe young nulliparous women's attitudes about cesarean delivery on maternal request. Methods:  A total of 140 nulliparous women in Canada aged between 18 and 24 years and attending school from the vocational (n = 53), ...
Jones Sandra C - - 2012
There is a strong social norm against consuming alcohol during pregnancy. However, many women do not realise they are pregnant until the sixth week and are not provided with information about the risks of consuming alcohol until they visit a health professional in the second trimester. We conducted semi-structured interviews ...
Farhan Serdar - - 2012
Objective. Fetuin-A has been associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). We investigated fetuin-A levels during and after pregnancy in women with GDM. Fetuin-A measurements were performed in 10 women with GDM and 10 age and body mass index (BMI) matched healthy pregnant women. All women underwent an oral glucose tolerance ...
Fang A - - 2012
Purpose: Evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of nelfinavir during pregnancy and postpartum in HIV-infected women. Methods: Phase IV, non-randomized, open-label study of nelfinavir 625 mg tablets (1250 mg) in combination with lamivudine/zidovudine twice daily. Primary endpoint was treatment-related or possibly treatment-related gastrointestinal or hepatic adverse events (AEs). Selected ...
Boeta M - - 2012
The role of eCG during pregnancy was evaluated through the study of the temporal relationships between changes in eCG and progesterone concentrations and the formation of supplementary corpora lutea (SCL) in mares impregnated with donkey semen (mule pregnancies) or with horse semen (equine pregnancies). Concentrations of eCG were higher (p<0.01) ...
Almalki Mussa H - - 2012
Purpose: The guidelines for management of prolactinomas during pregnancy are mostly based on retrospective evidence or expert opinion. We conducted a survey to assess the current trends in management of prolactinomas during pregnancy. Methods: A case-based electronic questionnaire was sent in January 2011 to all practicing endocrinologists, in four Canadian ...
Saleh Gargari Soraya - - 2012
Vaginal progesterone has a potential beneficial effect in postponing of preterm labor by suppression of prostaglandins cascades. Although different studies evaluated the use of progesterone for preterm birth, the exact effect of which on prolongation of pregnancy remains unclear. Seventy two women who underwent preterm labor were managed by magnesium ...
Van Paulina - - 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe processes and strategies used by women to cope after pregnancy loss. Twenty women with a history of involuntary pregnancy loss were interviewed. All of the women were in the last month of a subsequent pregnancy, married or partnered, and most were ...
Shaikh Shahida - - 2012
To determine the efficacy of transdermal Nitroglycerine patch in idiopathic pre-term labour and foetomaternal outcome. This quasi-experimental study was conducted at the Obstetrics Unit-II of Shaikh Zayed Hospital for Women, Chandka Medical College, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana, from Jan 1 to June 30, 2010. Sixtyfive pregnant women ...
Bashiri Asher - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To compare obstetric characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of patients following two vs. three or more primary recurrent pregnancy losses (RPL). Study design: A retrospective cohort study including 168 patients with primary RPL followed by subsequent (index) pregnancy, 124 patients with three or more consecutive RPL, and 60 patients ...
Check J - - 2012
To determine the pregnancy rate following frozen embryo transfer using embryos derived from low dosage follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) stimulation protocols in women aged < 42 who did not have diminished egg reserve as evidenced by a day 3 serum FSH < or =12 mIU/ml. A retrospective review was performed ...
Check J H - - 2012
To determine if the use of Embryo glue improves implantation and pregnancy rates following embryo transfer (ET) in women who failed to conceive in three previous attempts. A matched controlled study was performed in women undergoing IVF-ET, donor oocyte recipients and women using their own oocytes having fresh or frozen ...
Chantraine Frédéric - - 2012
Abstract Objective: Placenta increta or percreta is an uncommon pathology, sometimes associated with high maternal morbidity. Its prevalence increases proportionally to the number of cesarean sections. This study analyzed the changes of our management strategy to devise treatment guidelines for this uncommon disorder. Materials and methodology: Between 2005 and 2011, ...
Darmochwal-Kolarz Dorota - - 2012
The aim of our study was to investigate the dynamics of the alterations of soluble human leukocyte antigen-G (sHLA-G) concentrations in sera of healthy non-pregnant women, as well as healthy pregnant women and patients with pre-eclampsia. Thirty five patients with pre-eclampsia, 52 healthy pregnant women, and 24 healthy non-pregnant women ...
Shazly Sherif Abd-Elkarim Mohammed - - 2012
Twin pregnancy with complete hydatidiform mole represents a very rare obstetric problem. Management of such cases is always problematic because the possibility of fetal survival should always be weighed against the risk of complications of molar pregnancy. A 34-year-old Caucasian woman presented to our center with mild vaginal bleeding. Our ...
Gonzales Gustavo F - - 2012
Objective. To determine changes in hemoglobin concentration at second measurements after a normal hemoglobin concentration was detected at first booking during pregnancy at low and at high altitudes. Methods. This is a secondary analysis of a large database obtained from the Perinatal Information System in Peru which includes 379,816 pregnant ...
Mihu Carmen Mihaela - - 2012
Abstract Aim: This study assesses the value of intraplacental vascularization indices, determined by three-dimensional (3D) power Doppler ultrasound, in the evaluation of placental circulation. A prospective study has been conducted on two groups of pregnant women. Group I included pregnant women with a normal evolution of the pregnancy, whereas group ...
Varma Rajesh - - 2012
Approximately 1/100 pregnancies are ectopic, with the conceptus usually implanting in the fallopian tube. Some ectopic pregnancies resolve spontaneously, but others continue to grow and lead to rupture of the tube. Risks are higher in women with damage to the fallopian tubes due to pelvic infections, surgery, or previous ectopic ...
Milman Nils - - 2012
An adequate supply of iron is essential for normal development of the fetus and newborn child. Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) during pregnancy increase the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Iron is important for development of the fetal brain and cognitive abilities of the newborn. ...
Garg P - - 2012
Pregnancy is often associated with ocular changes which may be more commonly transient but occasionally, permanent. The ocular effects of pregnancy may be physiological or pathological or may be modifications of pre-existing conditions. Physiological changes include increased pigmentation around the cheeks, ptosis, changes in cornea and refractive status,decreased intraocular pressure. ...
Donnelly J - - 2012
This was a prospective study of women attending a combined haematology/obstetric antenatal clinic in the National Maternity Hospital (2002-2008). Obstetric outcome in mothers treated with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) was compared to the general obstetric population of 2006. There were 133 pregnancies in 105 women. 85 (63.9%) received prophylactic ...
Tariq Shema - - 2012
UK and Ireland guidelines state that all pregnant women should have their first antenatal care appointment by 13 weeks of pregnancy (antenatal booking). We present the results of an analysis looking at the association between maternal ethnicity and late antenatal booking in HIV-positive women in the UK and Ireland. We ...
Lepercq Jacques - - 2012
As glargine, an analog of human insulin, is increasingly used during pregnancy, a meta-analysis assessed its safety in this population. A systematic literature search identified studies of gestational or pregestational diabetes comparing use of insulin glargine with human NPH insulin, with at least 15 women in both arms. Data was ...
Ruffatti A - - 2012
Treatment of pregnant women with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) should be set apart from that from thrombotic APS patients. Patients with a history of pregnancy morbidity but no vascular thrombosis are usually treated with a prophylactic dose of heparin plus low-dose aspirin; whereas, those with previous vascular thrombosis alone or associated ...
Erić M - - 2012
During pregnancy, a number of changes occur in women's body, and some medications are safe and some are not. The aim of our study was to establish the possible correlation between use of beta-lactam antibiotics in pregnancy and occurrence of congenital malformations. The study included 893 pregnant women from Zagreb ...
Iklaki C U - - 2012
Background. Teenage pregnancy being a high risk condition requires skilled attention for good outcome. Objectives. To determine the influence of antenatal care on perinatal outcome in teenage pregnancies in Calabar. Materials and Methods. A review of patient records in Calabar was conducted between 1st January, 2006 and 31st December, 2010, ...
Gheorman Lavinia - - 2012
The authors present the results of a study on 19 cases of pregnant women with diabetes who delivered in No. 1 Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency County Hospital of Craiova, between October 1st, 2009 and September 1st, 2011. After delivery, placentas were harvested for the pathology study. The results ...
Akhlaq Maham - - 2012
Background: Placenta has long been a neglected organ as far as its pathology is concerned. This study is an attempt to observe the morphological features of placentae both gross and microscopic in normal pregnancy, preeclampsia, and eclampsia. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 placentae were collected; of these, 50 ...
Lipozenčić Jasna - - 2012
Pemphigoid gestationis is a rare autoimmune subepidermal bullous dermatosis that occurs during pregnancy and postpartum. Diagnosis is made on the basis of the presence of a subepidermal vesicle on routine histologic examination and of linear deposition of complement along the basement membrane zone of perilesional skin. The disorder is accompanied ...
Rahman Abdur - - 2012
High blood lead levels (BLL) in pregnancy are associated with poor pregnancy outcome and neuro-behavioral deficits in infants. We investigated the prevalence of high BLL in pregnant women and its impact on pregnancy outcome in Kuwait. Blood from 194 mother-infant pairs were analyzed for lead by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. Data ...
Jarrell John - - 2012
Background. The hormonal milieu associated with pregnancy has become a focus of interest owing to potential links with the developmental origins of health and disease. Phytoestrogens are hormonally active plant-derived chemicals that may have an impact on human reproductive processes. However, developmental exposure to phytoestrogens has not been well characterized ...
De Carolis S - - 2012
Objective: The presence of TORCH IgM positivity is not a specific indicator of primary infection; the assessment of IgG avidity index has been shown to be useful in identifying or excluding primary infection in pregnant women with no pre-gestational TORCH serology. TORCH is an acronym for Toxoplasmosis, Others (HBV, syphilis, ...
Tchirikov Michael - - 2012
Abstract Aims: To quantify the procedure-related complication rate after using modified technique of amniocentesis with a 29-gauge (29-G) pencil-point needle. Methods: This is a prospective, descriptive study of 316 amniocenteses that were performed by means of atraumatic 29-G pencil-point needle under ultrasound control. Results: A total of 316 amniocenteses were ...
Cohain Judy Slome - - 2012
Based on accurate randomized controlled studies, the correct evidence-based recommendation would be for women not to undergo prenatal ultrasound except to assist with turning a breech baby to head down, evaluating ectopic pregnancy and directing the needle during amniocentesis and fetal blood transfusions. First and second trimester organ scans, biophysical ...
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