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Maheshwari Abha - - 2013
To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of obstetric and perinatal complications in singleton pregnancies after the transfer of blastocyst-stage and cleavage-stage embryos generated through IVF. Systematic review. University hospital. Singleton pregnancies resulting from ET at the blastocyst stage versus those at the cleavage stage. Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register ...
Cheng Jian - - 2013
This study was undertaken to explore the association between maternal coffee consumption during pregnancy and childhood acute leukemia (AL). The PubMed database was used to search studies up to May 5, 2013 and the lists of references of retrieved articles were also screened to identify additional relevant studies. Studies were ...
Xiao Jinsong - - 2013
To evaluate the effectiveness of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist in poor ovarian responders undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Systematic review and meta-analysis. Affiliated hospital with a medical university. None. Electronic search. Clinical pregnancy rate, number of oocytes retrieved, cycle cancellation rate. A total of 12 published studies (1,332 cases) were included. ...
Dibaba Yohannes - - 2013
There has been considerable debate in the reproductive health literature as to whether unintended pregnancy influences use of maternal health services, particularly antenatal care. Despite the wealth of studies examining the association between pregnancy intention and antenatal care, findings remain mixed and inconclusive. The objective of this study is to ...
Chua M E - - 2013
The aim of this study was to synthesize and present the latest available evidence regarding the use of oestrogen antagonists as empiric medical therapy for idiopathic male infertility with oligo and/or asthenoteratozoospermia through meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Systematic literature acquisition was done for English and other foreign language ...
Wang Meng - - 2013
This study aims to examine the association between maternal passive smoking during pregnancy and the occurrence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in offspring. We retrieved studies published on the association between maternal passive smoking during pregnancy and the occurrence of NTDs in offspring. Meta-analysis was applied to calculate the pooled ...
Lafuente Rafael R Andrology Laboratory, CIRH. Clínica Corachan. ANACER, Eguilaz, 14, bajos, 08017, Barcelona, Spain, - - 2013
To evaluate the effect of coenzyme Q10 treatments in male infertility, specifically in these parameters: live birth and pregnancy rates, CoQ10 seminal concentration, sperm concentration, and sperm motility. Systematic review and meta-analysis in male infertility patients with CoQ10 oral treatments. Three trials were included: 149 males in CoQ10 group and ...
Zhang X D - - 2013
BACKGROUNDConflicting results have been reported regarding the technique of brief insemination used in IVF. The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine if better clinical outcomes of IVF are associated with a brief co-incubation of gametes than with a standard overnight co-incubation.METHODSA computerized search was conducted of the published literature ...
Pamidi Sushmita - - 2013
Symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) are increased in pregnancy compared to the non-gravid state. Maternal SDB may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes but this is still under investigation. We performed a systematic literature review, and where feasible, a meta-analysis, to evaluate whether women with SDB in pregnancy have a ...
Jozwiak Marta - - 2013
To assess the safety and effectiveness of a transcervical Foley catheter compared to vaginal prostaglandin E2 inserts for term induction of labour. We conducted an open-label randomized controlled trial in five hospitals in the Netherlands. Women with a singleton term pregnancy in cephalic presentation, intact membranes, unfavourable cervix, and no ...
Jungheim E S ES Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, - - 2013
Does obesity influence the chance of pregnancy after IVF in donor oocyte recipients? The chance of pregnancy after IVF is no different in obese donor oocyte recipients versus those in the normal BMI range. Obesity is associated with decreased chances of pregnancy in women undergoing IVF with autologous oocytes. Prior ...
Venetis C A - - 2013
BACKGROUNDThe aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the association of progesterone elevation (PE) on the day of hCG administration with the probability of pregnancy in fresh, frozen-thawed and donor/recipient IVF cycles.METHODSA literature search in MEDLINE, SCOPUS, COCHRANE CENTRAL and ISI Web of Science was performed aiming to identify studies ...
Wang Meng - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study aims to examine the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and neural tube defects (NTDs) in offspring. METHODS: We retrieved published studies on the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and NTDs risk in offspring. Meta-analysis was applied to calculate the overall odds ratios (ORs) and their ...
Yakoob Mohammad Y MY Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. - - 2013
β-blockers are commonly used during the first trimester of pregnancy. Data about risks of congenital anomalies in offspring have not been summarized. We performed a meta-analysis to determine teratogenicity of β-blockers in early pregnancy. A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Clinical Trials, and hand search. Meta-analyses ...
Zavos Apostolos - - 2013
Male factor infertility affects 30%-50% of infertile couples worldwide, and there is an increasing interest in the optimal management of these patients. In studies comparing double and single intrauterine insemination (IUI), a trend towards higher pregnancy rates in couples with male factor infertility was observed. Therefore, we set out to ...
Chatzi Leda - - 2013
Maternal diet during pregnancy might influence the development of childhood allergic disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of Mediterranean diet (MD) adherence during pregnancy on wheeze and eczema in the first year of life in two population-based mother-child cohorts in Spain and Greece. We ...
Narkwichean Amarin - - 2013
Women with diminished ovarian reserve often respond poorly to controlled ovarian stimulation resulting in retrieval of fewer oocytes and reduced pregnancy rates. It has been proposed that pre-IVF Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) adjuvant therapy may improve ovarian response and pregnancy rates in women with diminished ovarian reserve. This meta-analysis aims to investigate ...
Figuero Elena E Section of Graduate Periodontology, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain. - - 2013
To obtain an overall quantitative estimate of the association between pregnancy and gingival inflammation. Medline and EMBASE databases were searched through August 2011. Prospective cohort or cross-sectional studies assessing the effect of pregnancy on gingival inflammation evaluated by the gingival index (GI) and/or bleeding on probing were included. Meta-analyses were ...
Moosazadeh Mahmood - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Different studies show that a considerable number of pregnancies are unwanted and can have side effects on mothers'' children's and finally society's health. Accordingly, this meta-analysis study has been carried out to estimate a relatively accurate level of unwanted pregnancies in Iran. METHODS: Present studies and published documents were ...
Jozwiak Marta - - 2013
Objectives To assess effectiveness and safety of Foley catheter versus vaginal misoprostol for term induction of labor.Study Design This trial randomly allocated women with singleton term pregnancy to 30-mL Foley catheter or 25-μg vaginal misoprostol tablets. Primary outcome was cesarean delivery rate. Secondary outcomes were maternal and neonatal morbidity and ...
Rossi A Cristina AC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy. - - 2013
The management of isolated oligohydramnios (IO) in post/term pregnancies is controversial. The aim of this paper was to review outcomes of term and post-term pregnancies with IO versus normal amniotic fluid (AF) at labor assessment. A search in PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, and reference lists was performed. Inclusion criteria for articles ...
Riggin Lauren - - 2013
Fluoxetine is the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) with the longest clinical use. Published reports regarding its fetal safety are contradictory. We aimed to establish the fetal safety of the drug. We performed a systematic review of the literature, searching PubMed, Medline, and Embase from inception to August 31, 2012, ...
Grigoriadis Sophie S Women's Mood and Anxiety Clinic: Reproductive Transitions, Department of Psychiatry, FG 29, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada. - - 2013
Depression often remains undertreated during pregnancy and there is growing evidence that untoward perinatal outcomes can result. Our systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to determine whether maternal depression during pregnancy is associated with adverse perinatal and infant outcomes. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched from their start dates ...
Groeneveld E - - 2013
STUDY QUESTION: Does preconceptionally started low-dose aspirin prevent hypertensive pregnancy complications and preterm delivery in IVF patients? SUMMARY ANSWER: The current data do not support the use of preconceptionally started low-dose aspirin treatment for the prevention of hypertensive pregnancy complications and preterm delivery in IVF women. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: ...
Lashley Eileen E L O - - 2013
PROBLEM: During pregnancy, antibodies are induced that target the paternal human leukocyte antigens of the semi-allogeneic fetus. The level and presence of these antibodies have been reported increased as well as decreased for a variety of pregnancy complications; the clinical relevance and consequences of these antibodies are not very clear. ...
Gil Monica - - 2013
PURPOSE: To determine whether the use of Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting (MACS) as a sperm selection technique improves ART success rates in couples undergoing assisted reproduction treatment. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials. Two reviewers conducted study selection and data extraction independently. RESULTS: Five studies (prospective randomized ...
Sun Xiaoli - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of MET on ovulation and reproductive outcomes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. METHODS: Meta-analysis of available data from randomized controlled trials that examined the ovulation, pregnancy and live birth rate after the administration of clomiphene citrate (CC) or MET alone or combined. RESULTS: The ...
Reif Philipp - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of misoprostol in the treatment of missed or incomplete abortion in relation to uterine position. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, misoprostol was evaluated as first-line treatment for missed and incomplete abortion before 13 gestational weeks. Between 2009 and 2011, women received 600μg of sublingual ...
Nair Rohini R - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To study the genetic association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) A1298 polymorphism and recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). DESIGN: Prospective case-control study, systematic review, and meta-analysis using an electronic database up to July 27, 2012. SETTING: Meta-analysis of four studies on RPL and three studies on spontaneously aborted embryos, including the present ...
Phillips James A S - - 2013
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine whether a difficult embryo transfer or the presence of blood on the transfer catheter affects assisted reproduction outcomes. We searched the following databases: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, ...
Rupasinghe Madhumani - - 2013
We read Romualdi et al's recent systematic review and meta-analysis of anticoagulant therapy for venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy (1) with great interest. They conclude that anticoagulant therapy (primarily low molecular weight heparin [LMWH] in > 80% of cases) is safe and effective with a low incidence of antenatal (1.41% ...
Velkeniers B - - 2013
BACKGROUNDPrevious meta-analyses of observational data indicate that pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism have an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcome. Potential benefits of levothyroxine (LT4) supplementation remain unclear, and no systematic review or meta-analysis of trial findings is available in a setting of assisted reproduction technologies (ART).METHODSRelevant trials published until ...
Gomez Gabriela B - - 2013
To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of reported estimates of adverse pregnancy outcomes among untreated women with syphilis and women without syphilis. PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Libraries were searched for literature assessing adverse pregnancy outcomes among untreated women with seroreactivity for infection and non-seroreactive women. Adverse pregnancy outcomes were ...
Nieuwenhuijsen Mark J - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Various epidemiological studies have suggested associations between environmental exposures and pregnancy outcomes. Some studies have tempted to combine information from various epidemiological studies using meta-analysis. We aimed to describe the methodologies used in these recent meta-analyses of environmental exposures and pregnancy outcomes. Furthermore, we aimed to report their ...
Wei Shu-Qin - - 2013
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To estimate the associations between maternal vitamin D status and adverse pregnancy outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We searched electronic databases of the human literature in PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library up to October, 2012 using the following keywords: 'vitamin D' and 'status' or 'deficiency' or 'insufficiency' and 'pregnancy'. ...
Blumfield Michelle L - - 2013
Micronutrient status during pregnancy influences maternal and fetal health, birth outcomes, and the risk of chronic disease in offspring. Research reporting dietary intake during pregnancy in nationally representative population samples, however, is limited. This review summarizes the micronutrient intakes of pregnant women from developed countries and compares them with relevant ...
Hutson J R - - 2013
Maintaining remission of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during pregnancy is critical for positive pregnancy outcomes. Conflicting data exist regarding the association between thiopurine use for IBD treatment in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes and this meta-analysis aims to clarify this association. A meta-analysis was performed of all original human studies ...
Hawkes Sarah J - - 2013
Despite an increase in the proportion of women who access antenatal care, mother-to-child transmission of syphilis continues to be a consequence of undiagnosed, untreated, or inadequately treated maternal syphilis. We reviewed evidence on the optimal timing of antenatal interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission of syphilis and its associated adverse outcomes. ...
Yu Zhangbin - - 2013
Overweight/obesity in women of childbearing age is a serious public-health problem. In China, the incidence of maternal overweight/obesity has been increasing. However, there is not a meta-analysis to determine if pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) is related to infant birth weight (BW) and offspring overweight/obesity. Three electronic bibliographic databases (MEDLINE, ...
Einarson Thomas R - - 2013
BackgroundNausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is the most common medical condition during gestation, carrying tremendous health burden, especially for the severe form, hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). The rates of NVP in the USA have not been systematically calculated.ObjectivesTo estimate the rates of NVP and HG in the USA. MethodsA meta-analysis was ...
Einarson Thomas R - - 2013
BackgroundNausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is the most common medical condition in pregnancy, affecting women worldwide. It is unclear whether its prevalence and severity NVP are variable across different nations and races.PurposeTo summarize global rates of NVP as reported in the literature using meta-analysis. MethodsWe searched Medline, Embase and Cochrane ...
Sukrat Bunyarit - - 2013
Objective. To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of hemoglobin effect on the pregnancy outcomes. Methods. We searched MEDLINE and SCOPUS from January 1, 1990 to April 10, 2011. Observational studies addressing association between hemoglobin and adverse pregnancy outcomes were selected. Two reviewers independently extracted data. A mixed logistic regression ...
Valle Rafael F RF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611-5715, USA. - - 2013
The introduction of hysteroscopy to diagnose and treat intrauterine conditions, specifically to divide the uterine septum, or metroplasty, has replaced the traditional laparotomy approach, and objective results demonstrate its salutary effects in women treated. Hysteroscopic metroplasty averts the implications of major invasive abdominal surgery, with good and satisfactory results in ...
Zagouri Flora - - 2012
Landmark studies have established trastuzumab in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer. The present systematic review and meta-analysis aims to synthesize all available data, so as to evaluate the safety of trastuzumab during pregnancy. This study was performed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines. All studies that examined the safety ...
Molina-Solana R - - 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of environmental factors, such as tobacco, alcohol and folic acid intake, obesity, stressful events, low blood levels of zinc and fever during pregnancy, on the incidence of cleft lip and/or palate (CL±P). An electronic search was performed in the Cochrane ...
Salmelin Anette - - 2012
Background. Computerized ST analysis of fetal electrocardiography (ECG) combined with cardiotochography (CTG) has been introduced for intrapartum monitoring and is the prevailing method when ST analysis (STAN®) is used. Objective. To assess the evidence that computerized ST analysis during labor reduces the incidence of fetal metabolic acidosis, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, ...
Romualdi E - - 2012
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most relevant causes of maternal death in industrialized countries. Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), continued throughout the entire pregnancy and puerperium, is currently the preferred treatment for patients with acute VTE occurred during pregnancy. However, evidences on the efficacy and safety of anticoagulant ...
Hermes Wietske - - 2012
The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing biochemical cardiovascular risk factors in women with previous hypertensive pregnancy disorders and women with previous normotensive pregnancies. Data were collected from PubMed and EMBASE (from inception to February 28, 2011) supplemented by manual searches ...
Orvieto Raoul - - 2012
The availability of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists for ovarian stimulation protocols has generated many meta-analyses comparing it to GnRH agonist long protocols. These meta-analyses have yielded conflicting results for pregnancy rate, with a tendency toward a better outcome for GnRH agonists. Recently, a Cochrane review seems to have settled the ...
Roque Matheus - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To examine the available evidence to assess if cryopreservation of all embryos and subsequent frozen embryo transfer (FET) results in better outcomes compared with fresh transfer. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Centers for reproductive care. PATIENT(S): Infertility patient(s). INTERVENTION(S): An exhaustive electronic literature search in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and ...
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