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Bar Jacob - - 2012
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of placental abnormalities in complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies in obese women. METHODS: Placentas from patients with complicated or uncomplicated pregnancies and a pregravid body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m(2) were analyzed histopathologically for lesions consistent with maternal and fetal circulation abnormalities and inflammatory lesions related ...
Odeh Marwan - - 2012
PURPOSE.: To determine whether gestational sac volume (GSV) or amniotic sac volume (ASV) and/or the difference between them can predict abortion in women with first-trimester threatened abortion. METHODS.: Ninety patients between 6 and 12 weeks of gestation presenting with vaginal bleeding were studied. Seventy-six delivered after 24 weeks of gestation ...
Szymusik Iwona - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To analyze the course of twin pregnancies, deliveries and neonatal outcome after in vitro fertilization (IVF)and compare them with spontaneous twins (ST). Methods: The studied material consisted of 131 women in twin pregnancies: 43patients with IVF and 83 with ST, who delivered at the 1(st) Department of Obstetrics ...
Rulisa Stephen - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To measure maternal and fetal hemodynamics during acute malaria in pregnancy. METHODS: Time courses of maternal heart rate (MHR), maternal blood pressure (BP), and fetal heart rate (FHR) were performed until 56days after initiation of anti-malarial treatment with artemether-lumefantrine. Women with malaria were hospitalized for at least 3days until ...
Dillon Katherine E - - 2012
To investigate the hCG profiles in a diverse patient group with ectopic pregnancy (EP) and to understand when they may mimic the curves of an intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) or spontaneous abortion (SAB). Retrospective cohort study. Three university hospitals. One hundred seventy-nine women with symptomatic pregnancy of unknown location. None. Slope ...
Hsu Ming-I - - 2012
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the changing trend, repeat operation rate, and distribution of laparoscopy, as compared with laparotomy, in treating ectopic pregnancy, according to patient age, preoperative conditions, surgeon age, and hospital accreditation level, in Taiwan over 11-years. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Population-based nationwide ...
Irez T - - 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate whether spermatozoon motility in polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) is associated with better embryo development and pregnancy rates in ICSI cycles. A total of 123 primary ICSI treatment cycles were included in this study. Semen samples were tested for motility before ICSI procedure in PVP. ...
Friedman Jan M - - 2012
Our current system of postmarketing surveillance, which is based on voluntary reporting of suspected teratogenic effects, is a failure. Postmarketing surveillance should, at a minimum, provide reassurance that every approved drug treatment does not produce a teratogenic effect as great as thalidomide embryopathy or fetal alcohol syndrome. This means that ...
Kalter-Leibovici Ofra - - 2012
To study the implications of implementing the International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) recommendations for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Israel and explore alternative methods for identifying women at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. We analyzed data of the Israeli Hyperglycemia and Adverse ...
Persson Marie - - 2012
Normal pregnancy and allergy are both characterized by a T helper (Th) 2 deviation. In the current study, we hypothesized that paternal antigen-induced cytokine responses during pregnancy would be deviated toward Th2 and an anti-inflammatory profile, and that the Th2 deviation would be more pronounced in allergic pregnant women. Blood ...
Burden Christy - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Women with cystic fibrosis (CF) now achieve a greater life expectancy and therefore have greater expectations from life. Literature reporting pregnancy outcomes in CF is still sparse. There remains a legacy of advising women with significant disease to avoid pregnancy. We aimed to assess current maternal and fetal outcomes ...
Haas Jigal - - 2012
Early pregnancy loss is common among women treated with assisted reproduction treatment, but whether it is a prognostic factor for success in subsequent IVF cycles is not well established. The aim of this study was to determine whether a biochemical pregnancy (BP) or spontaneous abortion (SA) affects the pregnancy rates ...
Odden Nancy - - 2012
Objective. To examine whether soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) in early pregnancy could be a risk marker for later development of preeclampsia. Design. Case-control study. Setting. Hospital based. Population. The study comprised 43 pregnant women developing preeclampsia (cases) and 86 pregnant women not developing the disorder (controls). Each case ...
Wikman Agneta Taune - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:: To develop a simple and robust assay suitable for fetal RHD screening in first-trimester pregnancy and to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of the test after its implementation in an unselected pregnant population. METHODS:: Pregnant women attending their first antenatal visit were included, and fetal RHD determination was performed ...
Rutnin Suthinee - - 2012
Localized longitudinal erythronychia describes a solitary red streak limited to a single nail unit. Localized longitudinal erythronychia can be caused by both benign and malignant entities. Most commonly, the cause is a benign process, such as an onychopapilloma. We report a case of an acquired subungual arteriovenous malformation that presented ...
Donckers Janneke - - 2012
BACKGROUNDMore than half of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) remains unexplained. We hypothesized that women with a history of unexplained RPL (URPL) have low venous reserve.METHODSCase-control study in 12 women with a history of URPL, 11 healthy nulliparous controls and 12 primiparous controls with a history of uncomplicated pregnancy. To quantify ...
Bartolome J A - - 2012
The objective was to evaluate the effect of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) and hCG post artificial insemination (AI) on fertility of lactating dairy cows. In Experiment 1, cows were either treated with eCG on Day 22 post AI (400 IU; n = 80) or left untreated (n = 84). On ...
Hayashi Masako - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To compare obstetric and perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancies conceived with different types of assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures with those of naturally conceived pregnancies. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: The perinatal database of the Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. PATIENT(S): A total of 242,715 women with singleton ...
Peat Andrea M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Current evidence suggests that fetal movements are an important indicator of fetal well-being. About a quarter of women who present with decreased fetal movements have adverse perinatal outcomes such as intrauterine growth restriction and stillbirth. There are no New Zealand studies reporting maternal knowledge about fetal movements in late ...
Rana Sarosh - - 2012
To evaluate whether angiogenic factor levels correlate with preeclampsia-related adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in women with twin pregnancy, we studied 79 women with suspected preeclampsia in the 3rd trimester. Antiangiogenic soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and proangiogenic placental growth factor (PlGF) were measured at presentation on an automated platform. ...
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Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a rare adverse outcome in which a fertilized egg implants and develops outside of the uterus. Life-threatening cases of EP among deployed U.S. service members have been described. During 2002- 2011, among active component females younger than 49, 1,245 EPs were diagnosed and treated as indicated ...
Wiesak Teresa - - 2012
The purpose of this retrospective study was to establish a prognosis for implantation, pregnancy and live birth rates in stimulated IVF cycles after transferring embryos derived from: 1/ retrieved immature oocytes that matured overnight in vitro (late mature group: LM); 2/ retrieved immature oocytes that matured overnight in vitro and ...
Foyouzi Nastaran - - 2012
To compare the cost of two strategies for managing the patient with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). Cost analysis using a decision analytic model was used to compare obtaining an evidence-based workup (EBW) for RPL versus obtaining a karyotype of the products of conception (POC) and proceeding with an EBW only ...
Renault K - - 2012
The objectives of this prospective study were to compare physical activity in 70 normal-weight women with a body mass index (BMI) 20-25 kg/m(2), and 70 obese with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2), before and during pregnancy, and to compare compliance using the pedometer. Physical activity before pregnancy was assessed by questionnaires ...
Tortladze M - - 2012
The aim of the study was to establish alteration of nitric oxide (NO) metabolism in placenta and its role in pathogenesis of physiological and complicated with preeclampsia (PE) pregnancy. Fifty women with preeclampsia and 30 control pregnant women were studied. The control group was selected from healthy pregnant women; the ...
Alwan Sura - - 2012
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most commonly acquired neurological disorder affecting young adults of reproductive age with approximately a 3:1 female-to-male ratio. Pregnancy is not contraindicated in MS but remains to be an issue that raises many questions. Although relapse rates tend to increase in the first 3 months postpartum, ...
Cortés-Charry Rafael - - 2012
To determine the clinical, pathological, immunohistochemical and imaging characteristics of hydatidiform mole in ectopic pregnancy (HMEP) in all the cases admitted to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Caracas (HUC), Central University of Venezuela. Retrospective and comparative study, based on clinical records review of 2 groups: 10 ...
Hess Rosanna Formanek - - 2012
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a form of acute heart failure, is a life-altering condition affecting thousands of pregnant or postpartum women. Little is known about the overall impact of PPCM on women's lives. To describe the contents of postings made on the My Space PPCM support group Web site by women ...
Bar-Oz Benjamin - - 2012
Background: Macrolides are a group of commonly prescribed antibiotics. There is some doubt surrounding the use of the newer macrolides in pregnancy. Objective: The present study aimed to compare outcomes of pregnancies exposed to the new macrolides clarithromycin, azithromycin and roxithromycin with non-teratogenic preparations. Methods: In this prospective, multinational, multicentre, ...
Kohari Katherine S - - 2012
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to evaluate the gestational age at sonographic detection of placenta previa as a predictor of previa persistence until delivery in twin gestations. Methods- A retrospective cohort of twin pregnancies with placenta previa in a single ultrasound unit was analyzed from 2005 to 2010. ...
Stojan George - - 2012
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a systemic autoimmune disease that primarily affects women in their reproductive age years. Pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus now has favorable outcomes for the majority of women. However, flares of disease activity, preeclampsia, fetal loss, intrauterine growth retardation and preterm birth are established risks of such ...
Matsuda Yui - - 2012
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the number of unintended pregnancies and current contraceptive use. This is a secondary analysis of a cross-sectional survey, the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth, which included 4,052 women between the ages of 15 and 44 years. A statistically ...
Reich-Schupke S - - 2012
According to the guidelines and the manufacturer's information, pregnancy is a contraindication for sclerotherapy with Polidocanol. However, in some cases sclerotherapy has been conducted in a period when the pregnancy is not known by the patient. When pregnancy is diagnosed, patients and gynecologists often ask the phlebologist if there is ...
Summers Anthony - - 2012
Most pregnant women experience morning sickness during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Often, the symptoms are mild, but recurring, nausea and vomiting; but the condition can also lead to dehydration, weight loss, electrolyte imbalance and blood volume depletion, and many women with more severe forms of the condition present ...
Nwosu E C - - 2012
Advances in reproductive medicine using oocyte donation have made it possible for women with Turner syndrome (TS) to achieve successful pregnancies. These pregnancies carry substantial fetal and maternal risks, with hypertensive disorders or pregnancy and fetal growth restriction common, and an increased risk of aortic dissection, sometimes fatal, for the ...
Tone Andrea - - 2012
This article explores one chapter in the history of medicalization through a focused study of oral contraceptives and home pregnancy tests. Each commercially successful in developed nations and both decades old (the Food and Drug Administration approved oral contraceptives in 1960 and home pregnancy tests in 1977), these reproductive technologies ...
Tezcan B - - 2012
The present study aimed to determine the outcome of emergency cerclage depending on clinical presentation. Retrospective analysis of non-elective cerclage divided by clinical presentation: (1) bulging membranes with symptoms (n = 19); (2) bulging membranes without symptoms (n = 13); (3) asymptomatic ultrasound indicated were cerclage (n = 23). Data from Group 1 ...
De Genna Natacha M - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine history of pregnancies among women with and without borderline personality disorder (BPD), to determine whether BPD symptoms are associated with teenage pregnancies, unplanned pregnancies, elective and spontaneous abortions, and live births. Three hundred seventy-nine women completed the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV ...
Lockshin Michael D MD Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York. - - 2012
To investigate which serologic and clinical findings predict adverse pregnancy outcome in patients with antiphospholipid antibody (aPL) and to test the hypothesis that a pattern of clinical and serologic variables can identify women at highest risk of adverse pregnancy outcome. Women enrolled in a multicenter prospective observational study of risk ...
Carre Antoine L AL Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, - - 2012
In mammals, the early-gestation fetus has the regenerative ability to heal skin wounds without scar formation. This observation was first reported more than 3 decades ago, and has been confirmed in a number of in vivo animal models. Although an intensive research effort has focused on unraveling the mechanisms underlying ...
Wheeler Rebekah R Yale School of Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT 06520, - - 2012
Scant literature exists on sexually transmitted disease (STD) risk specific to pregnancy and postpartum. The objective of this prospective study is to examine risk factors for incident postpartum STDs among young mothers (ages, 14-25). Pregnant women were enrolled at <24 weeks gestation (N = 848). Data were collected via in-depth ...
Joó József Gábor - - 2012
Multiple pregnancy with its wide array of medical consequences poses an important condition during pregnancy. We performed perinatal autopsy in 49 cases of spontaneous abortion resulting from multiple pregnancies during the study period. Twenty-seven of the 44 twin pregnancies ending in miscarriage were conceived naturally, whereas 17 were conceived through ...
Avagliano Laura - - 2012
Abstract Aim: to evaluate the prevalence of abnormal spiral arteries modification (ASAM) in stillbirths and its anatomo-clinical correlations. Methods: 203 placentas of stillbirth ≥20 weeks of gestation were analysed. Results: ASAM was present in 69/203 cases (33.9%). The only maternal characteristic that significantly differed in ASAM versus normal spiral arteries ...
Ghi Tullio - - 2012
BACKGROUNDSeptate uterus seems to be strongly associated with an adverse pregnancy outcome. However, the possible relationship between septate uterus and miscarriage has only been retrospectively ascertained. The aim of our study was to describe the reproductive outcome in women with incidental diagnosis of malformed uterus at first trimester scan.METHODSWomen at ...
Shand Antonia W - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes overall.OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcomes for women with SLE in a pregnancy subsequent to a first birth with an adverse outcome.METHODS: A population-based cohort study was carried out of 794 577 deliveries to 532 612 women giving birth in ...
Bar Jacob - - 2012
Abstract Objectives:To investigate the placental role in uncomplicated pregnancies and spontaneous term labor. Methods: Placentas were retrieved from women with uncomplicated pregnancies and compared between those with spontaneous term labor to those with elective cesarean delivery without labor. Placentas were analyzed for lesions consistent with maternal circulation abnormalities, lesions consistent ...
Abele Harald - - 2012
Objective: To investigate the proportion and type of fetal anomalies that are associated with polyhydramnios and to examine whether in cases with idiopathic polyhydramnios during the course of pregnancy and fetal anomalies only diagnosed after birth, antenatal characteristics differ. Methods: This was a retrospective study involving all pregnancies with polyhydramnios ...
Wojtyła Andrzej - - 2012
It is recognized that the levels of women's physical activity during pregnancy has a direct bearing on the method of delivery and health of the newborn. The main objective of the study was investigation of the level of physical activity of women during pregnancy according to the Pregnancy Physical Activity ...
Schuler Pia K - - 2012
AIMS: With improved survival of patients with congenital and inherited heart disease, there is now a younger cohort of patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for the prevention and treatment of ventricular dysrrhythmias. Young women with such disorders often wish to embark on pregnancy, but pregnancy outcome data for ...
Snijder Claudia A - - 2012
ObjectivesWork-related risk factors, such as long work hours, and physically demanding work have been suggested to adversely influence pregnancy outcome. The authors aimed to examine associations between various aspects of physically demanding work with fetal growth in different trimesters during pregnancy and the risks of adverse birth outcomes.MethodsAssociations between physically ...
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