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Shrim Alon - - 2012
Objective: To review the existing data regarding varicella zoster virus infection (chickenpox) in pregnancy, interventions to reduce maternal complications and fetal infection, and antepartum and peripartum management. Methods: The maternal and fetal outcomes in varicella zoster infection were reviewed, as well as the benefit of the different treatment modalities in ...
Baracho Sabrina Mattos - - 2012
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This study aimed to investigate obstetrical, neonatal, and clinical predictors of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) focusing on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength after vaginal delivery. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was used, and potential predictors of SUI were collected 5-7 months postpartum on 192 primiparous women. Predictors that reached ...
El-Khawand Dominique - - 2012
The use of sacral nerve stimulation during pregnancy is not recommended because of the unknown effects on the offspring. There is a paucity of literature on the subject. A 25-year-old woman who had a sacral nerve stimulator for severe interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome had 2 successful pregnancies. Against medical advice, ...
Nodine Priscilla M - - 2012
Approximately 30% of pregnant women are obese (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 30) and are at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. In this article, we review the literature on select obstetrical risks associated with maternal obesity and assess the recommended prevention and management strategies. The selected risks include infertility, fetal ...
Moussally Krystel - - 2012
Context Despite the fact that herbal products (HP) are used frequently during gestation worldwide, studies indicate that they may not be free of danger for fetuses. Evidence about the safety of HP use during pregnancy and their impact on pregnancy outcomes is currently lacking. Objective To quantify the association between ...
Ohira Satoshi - - 2012
Background/Aims: To examine the significance of placental migration and the presence of a placental marginal sinus to predict the eventual route of delivery in low-lying placenta. Methods: 49 women with a low-lying placenta after 30 weeks' gestation were studied. The distance between the internal os and leading edge of the ...
Zawiejska Agnieszka - - 2012
We present a case report of a 22-year-old pregnant patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus diagnosed with an appendicitis at 21st week of gestation, who underwent laparotomy and appendectomy. In later pregnancy she required treatment for recurrent urinary tract infections and nephrolithiasis. Despite having several risk factors for an unfavorable ...
Fordyce Lauren - - 2012
In this article, I focus on unintended pregnancy as a means to interrogate the intersections of abortion and prenatal discourses in the United States, and the ways in which these discourses assume certain kinds of moral, liberal subjects. Using media material, congressional legislation, public health policy, and ethnographic data from ...
Weis Karen L - - 2012
To evaluate the effectiveness of the Mentors Offering Maternal Support (MOMS) program to promote maternal fetal attachment, maternal adaptation to pregnancy, self-esteem, and perceived community support in women within a military environment. A randomized, controlled, repeated measured pilot study compared two groups of pregnant military wives, a control group receiving ...
Vivian-Taylor J - - 2012
Please cite this paper as: Vivian-Taylor J, Roberts C, Chen J, Ford J. Motor vehicle accidents during pregnancy: a population-based study. BJOG 2012;119:499-503. This population-based cohort study of more than 600 000 Australian women describes the incidence of motor vehicle accidents (MVA) during pregnancy and the immediate and subsequent pregnancy outcomes. ...
Bowen Angela - - 2012
Objective: To determine the course of depression and the effects of treatment during pregnancy and into the postpartum period. Method: This is a longitudinal study of a community sample of 649 pregnant women who were assessed in early pregnancy (17.4 ± 4.9 weeks), late pregnancy (30.6 ± 2.7 weeks), and ...
Riondino Silvia - - 2012
This study was designed to analyze the changes in circulating factor seven activating protease (FSAP) levels in association with the thrombophilic state of 40 women with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). All women were trying to conceive and were prospectively followed up until the achievement of spontaneous pregnancy. The results obtained ...
Savvidou Md - - 2012
Please cite this paper as: Savvidou M, Syngelaki A, Muhaisen M, Emelyanenko E, Nicolaides K. First trimester maternal serum free β-human chorionic gonadotropin and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in pregnancies complicated by diabetes mellitus. BJOG 2012;119:410-416. Objective  To investigate whether markers of first trimester screening for aneuploidies, including fetal nuchal ...
Blais Lucie - - 2012
To describe changes in inhaled corticosteroid use during pregnancy and markers of uncontrolled asthma, and to evaluate the association between them. Population-based, cross-sectional study. Three administrative claims databases in Québec, Canada. A cohort of 4434 asthmatic women (4920 pregnancies) who delivered their infants between 1990 and 2002 and who used ...
Katorza Eldad - - 2012
For many years, significant efforts have been made toward attempts at early detection of chromosomal and structural malformations, to lower the rate of these defects in newborns. Traditionally, the main ultrasound examination during pregnancy was performed in the second trimester, using transabdominal transducers. The development of high-frequency and high-resolution (5 ...
Bilavsky Efraim - - 2012
: To describe the pregnancy outcome, including long-term follow-up of the offspring, of pregnant women with cat scratch disease. : A surveillance study performed over 19 years identified eight pregnant women with cat scratch disease. A case of cat scratch disease was defined as a patient with a history of ...
Salihu H M - - 2012
Women constitute a large percentage of the workforce in industrialized countries. As a result, addressing pregnancy-related health issues in the workplace is important in order to formulate appropriate strategies to promote and protect maternal and infant health. To explore issues affecting pregnant women in the workplace. A systematic literature review ...
Betteridge Keith J - - 2012
To advance the understanding of early pregnancy and pregnancy failure in horses, this study determined how luteolysis induced by cloprostenol (an analogue of prostaglandin F2α) affects conceptus development. Mares were injected on Days 12, 14, 16 or 18 of pregnancy with either cloprostenol (treatment groups, total n=83 pregnancies) or saline ...
Thomas Sumi - - 2012
Pemphigoid gestationis (PG) or herpes gestationis is a rare autoimmune subepidermal blistering disorder associated with pregnancy. The condition typically develops during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, but has been rarely reported in the first trimester and postpartum period. Here, we report a case of PG that presented for ...
Joo Jong-Kil - - 2012
We devised a novel strategy, a GnRH antagonist protocol with a GnRH agonist trigger followed by frozen-thawed blastocyst transfers with long zona dissection (LZD). The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes of this new strategy according to age. Ninety women aged less than 35 (group A) ...
Gasim Turki - - 2012
To assess the maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy in mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) compared with non-diabetic patients who delivered in the hospital during the study period. The outcome of pregnancy in 220 Saudi patients with GDM identified from the delivery register/hospital database and matched for age, parity ...
Coêlho Marta de Andrade Lima Mde - - 2012
To characterize patients admitted during the pregnancy-puerperal cycle for non-obstetric causes in the obstetric intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary hospital in northeastern Brazil. A descriptive study, analyzing the participants from a bidirectional cohort study was conducted between January 2005 and October 2010. A total of 500 patients admitted ...
Krysiak R R Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. - - 2012
We describe a case of primary aldosteronism secondary to bilateral adrenal hyperplasia in three subsequent pregnancies. The disease was diagnosed soon after the first pregnancy, which ended in a miscarriage, and was treated pharmacologically with spironolactone. Because spironolactone is contraindicated in pregnancy, while the hypotensive effects of methyldopa, hydralazine, labetalol, ...
Ghazeeri Ghina S - - 2012
Objective. To review the literature assessing pregnancy outcomes and the effect of metformin treatment among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Design. Review of English language-published research using PubMed and MEDLINE databases. Results. The weight of the available evidence suggests that pregnant women with PCOS are at an increased risk ...
Møller U K - - 2012
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (P-25OHD) concentrations may affect pregnancy outcomes. To elucidate this further, we studied the effects of pre-conception P-25OHD concentrations on chances for pregnancy as well as the effects of P-25OHD during pregnancy on the risk of miscarriage, birth weight and length, Apgar score and head circumference. Moreover, we ...
Bíró Ildikó - - 2012
Objective. Changes in the urinary steroid metabolites' levels of patients with successful in vitro fertilization and patients, who failed to achieve pregnancy, were analyzed. Design. Comparison of urinary steroid profiles prior to oocyte pick-up and three weeks after embryo transfer. Setting. University hospital. Sample. Eleven women in the same age ...
Pritham Ursula A - - 2012
To examine opioid replacement therapy in pregnancy and effect on neonatal outcomes, including length of hospital stay for neonatal abstinence syndrome. Retrospective descriptive study. Labor and delivery unit and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine. One hundred fifty-two opioid-dependent pregnant women on methadone maintenance therapy ...
Lehnert Bruce E - - 2012
This study aims to retrospectively evaluate the right lower quadrant ultrasounds in women presenting during the second or third trimester of pregnancy for the frequency of appendix visualization and accuracy in diagnosing appendicitis. Institutional Review Board approval was obtained for this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant study. We reviewed ...
Furaz-Czerpak Karina R - - 2012
The frequency of pregnancy in women on dialysis is extremely low, but the percentage of successful pregnancies in this context has increased over the years, with some studies placing the survival rate above 70%. These pregnancies are not exempt from both maternal and foetal complications, and so their management requires ...
Tersigni Chiara - - 2012
Heparin seems to be effective in ameliorating pregnancy outcome in thrombophilic women with previous recurrent pregnancy loss, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and sudden fetal death. A prophylactic effect of heparin treatment has also been proposed in terms of prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes recurrence in women with history of recurrent ...
Riskin-Mashiah Shlomit - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To evaluate periconception drug use in women undergoing fertility treatment and compare it to women with spontaneous pregnancies. Methods: Retrospective observational cohort study on reproductive-age women. Data on pregnancies, fertility treatments, prescription fillings and demographics was extracted from Clalit Health Services computerized systems. Two quality measures were evaluated: ...
Blumenstein Marion - - 2012
In our search for early biomarkers for the pregnancy complicationssmall for gestational age (SGA) and preeclampsia (PE) we analysed plasma from 19-21 weeks gestation in women recruited into the SCOPE study, a prospective cohort of nulliparous women, by differential in gel electrophoresis (DIGE). DIGE revealed the differential expression of clusterin ...
Van Hentenryck Marie - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Conization is the gold standard today for the management of severe cervical dysplasia. However, with the increasing delay until first pregnancy, obstetric follow-up of patients with a history of conization is a growing concern. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study using data from the electronic database of a university hospital. ...
Ameratunga D M - - 2012
Introduction: The aim of this study was to describe the association between fetal echogenic bowel (FEB) diagnosed during the second trimester and adverse perinatal outcomes in an Australian antenatal population. Methods: A retrospective analysis of ultrasound scans was performed between March 1, 2004 and March 1, 2009 at The Royal ...
Saad Aldin Ehab - - 2012
Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition requiring prompt diagnosis to prevent the increased mortality associated with rupture. Twenty-seven cases of late post-hysterectomy ectopic pregnancy reported in the English literature since 1918 were reviewed and analysed for presenting symptoms, missed diagnosis rate at initial presentation, location ...
Refuerzo Jerrie S - - 2012
Multiple gestations have an increased risk of pregnancy complications compared with singletons. Delay in childbearing and assisted reproductive techniques have remained common reasons for the increase in multiple gestations over the last few decades. Higher rates of both spontaneous and indicated preterm birth in twins and triplets lead to a ...
Erdo─čan Füsun F - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of headaches and their influencing factors among pregnant women. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from January 3 to April 29, 2005, with 1357 women receiving routine pregnancy check-ups at the obstetric clinics of the community health institutions of Kayseri, Turkey. A structured questionnaire and ...
Tweya Hannock - - 2012
Although previous studies investigated pregnancy rates among women on antiretroviral therapy (ART), incidence of, and factors associated with pregnancy among these women remain poorly understood. We, therefore, conducted a retrospective cohort study at a large public HIV clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi, between July 2007 and December 2010. At each clinic ...
Catalano Patrick M - - 2012
To determine associations of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and obesity with adverse pregnancy outcomes in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study. Participants underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) between 24 and 32 weeks. GDM was diagnosed post hoc using International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study ...
Perlen Susan - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: to investigate the relationship between physical health problems and depressive symptoms in early pregnancy. DESIGN: baseline questionnaire, prospective pregnancy cohort study. SETTING: six metropolitan public maternity hospitals in Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 1507 nulliparous women recruited in early pregnancy. FINDINGS: nine per cent of women (131/1500) scored ≥13 on the ...
Ribot B - - 2012
BACKGROUNDGestational iron-deficiency anaemia has adverse pregnancy outcomes. Antenatal iron supplementation can be beneficial in anaemic women, but the effects in non-anaemic women are controversial. This observational study assessed the relationship of maternal iron stores (depleted or non-depleted) at gestational Weeks 8-12 with birthweight, in non-anaemic pregnant women following the guidelines ...
Rich-Edwards Janet - - 2012
For the first time, the American Heart Association 2011 Guidelines on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women named pregnancy complications as risk factors for cardiovascular disease(1). The committee recommended that clinicians query a detailed history of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, preterm delivery, or delivery of a small for gestational age ...
Ibanez Gladys - - 2012
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization, mental health disorders are the leading causes of disease burden in women from 15 to 44years. These conditions in pregnant women may affect the offspring. AIM: To analyze the relation between depression and anxiety of pregnant women and neonatal outcomes including gestational age ...
Pilalis Athanasios - - 2012
Abstract Objective: To evaluate a two-step screening protocol of ultrasound examinations (11-14 and 20-24 weeks) for the detection of major fetal structural defects. Methods: Retrospective study in a private maternity hospital. Women with viable singleton pregnancies having both first trimester scan and anomaly scan at our department and subsequently delivered ...
McIntyre H David - - 2012
To document temporal trends in maternal overweight and obesity in Australian women and to examine associations with pregnancy outcomes. Retrospective 12-year cohort study of 75 432 women with singleton pregnancies who had pre-pregnancy height and weight data available and who gave birth in a tertiary referral maternity hospital in Brisbane between January ...
Cosmi Erich - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether middle cerebral artery (MCA) peak systolic velocity (PSV) can help to diagnose fetal anemia caused by fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH). METHODS: Fifteen women with FMH were included in a longitudinal prospective study. Participants were evaluated via cardiotocography and Doppler assessment of MCA-PSV. Fetomaternal hemorrhage was confirmed via ...
Turner Patricia L - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Women compose half of all medical students but are underrepresented in the field of general surgery. Concerns about childbirth and pregnancy during training and practice are factors that may dissuade women from electing a career in surgery. OBJECTIVE: To assess experiences related to childbirth and pregnancy among women general ...
Vavrinkova Blanka - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To examine the possibility of postponement of the delivery of fetus B after preterm delivery or late abortion of fetus A in multiple pregnancy. METHODS: Between January 2000 and September 2010, we tried to delay delivery of the second twin in 18 cases. Group A includes women that experienced ...
Dalfrà Maria Grazia - - 2012
Abstract It is well known that maternal obesity has adverse effects on the health of offspring, causing immediate and long-term morbidities. The various types of procedure coming under the heading of bariatric surgery have proved effective in preventing some maternal and foetal complications in morbidly obese pregnant women. This review ...
Hsieh T'sang-T'ang - - 2012
Objective: To investigate the association between maternal oxidative stress at mid-gestation and subsequent development of pregnancy complications. Study design: A total of 503 healthy pregnant women provided their blood and urine samples at 24 to 26 weeks of gestation and were prospectively followed through postpartum. These samples were used to ...
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