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Ding Xiu-Xiu XX Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, No. 81 Meishan Road, Hefei 230032, Anhui, China; Anhui Provincial Key Laboratory of Population Health & Aristogenics, Hefei 230032, Anhui, - - 2014
Previous studies concerning the association between maternal anxiety during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes have provided controversial findings. In this systematic review, a meta-analysis was utilized to investigate the association between maternal anxiety and preterm birth (PTB) and/or low birth weight (LBW). Literature was searched until June 2013. Only prospective ...
Chen Ying Y Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University , Chongqing , P.R. China - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the effect of altering the timing of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration on the clinical outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using gonadotropic hormone releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist or antagonist. Methods: We systematically searched six databases. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of ...
Meng Kaikai K Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: Women during pregnancy or puerperium have a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The reported incidence of pregnancy-associated VTE from literature varied considerably. To summarize the overall incidence of the disease, we conducted this meta-analysis. Methods: We searched PubMed, EMBase and CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) for studies ...
Etwel F F Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University , London, ON , - - 2014
Cetirizine, a second-generation antihistamine, is an active metabolite of hydroxyzine and it is used in the treatment of allergies, but the data on fetal safety are inconclusive. Pregnant women who were counselled by the 'Motherisk Program' regarding cetirizine exposure were enrolled in a cohort study and compared with pregnant women ...
Kasius Annemieke A Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology, University Medical Center of Utrecht, Room Number: F05.126, Postbox 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The - - 2014
BACKGROUNDThin endometrium on ultrasound in the course of ovarian hyperstimulation has been thought to be associated with poor success rates after IVF, even in the absence of prior intrauterine surgery or infection. To assess the clinical significance of endometrial thickness (EMT) for IVF outcome, we performed a systematic review and ...
Visser Sanne S Obstetrics and Gynecology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam; Obstetrics and Gynecology, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate which non-classic cardiovascular biomarkers are associated with persistent endothelial dysfunction after pregnancy in women with a history of hypertensive pregnancy disorders compared to women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. A search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane ...
Vercellini Paolo P Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università Degli Studi di Milano, and Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milan, - - 2014
Is adenomyosis associated with IVF/ICSI outcome in terms of clinical pregnancy rate? In a meta-analysis of published data, women with adenomyosis had a 28% reduction in the likelihood of clinical pregnancy at IVF/ICSI compared with women without adenomyosis. Estimates of the effect of adenomyosis on IVF/ICSI outcome are inconsistent. A ...
Benza Mph Student Sandra S School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, - - 2014
pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood are natural processes that bring joy to individual women and families. However, for many migrant women, becoming a mother while attempting to settle in a new country where the culture is different, can be a challenge for them. to identify and synthesise qualitative research studies that ...
Kong Dechuan - - 2014
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection during pregnancy is associated with insulin resistance. A meta-analytic technique was used to quantify the evidence of an association between CHB infection and the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) among pregnant women. We searched PubMed for studies up to September 5th 2013. Additional studies were ...
Craciunas Laurentiu L Department of Reproductive Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), Manchester, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
To appraise critically the published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) reporting on the effectiveness of cervical mucus removal before embryo transfer. Systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs. Assisted reproduction technology (ART) units. Women undergoing embryo transfer after in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF-ICSI). Cervical mucus removal followed or not by cervical irrigation ...
Klar Maximilian - - 2014
Abstract Background: Despite an increase in the number of cesarean deliveries conducted worldwide, meta-analyses on the long-term effect of cesarean section (CS) on subsequent placental disorders are sparse. Objective: To examine the association between CS and three major types of placental disorders (placental abruption, placenta previa, and placenta accreta with ...
León-Luis Juan De JD Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital General Gregorio Marañón. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, - - 2014
First, to estimate the prevalence of fetal aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) in our population and its association with Down syndrome (DS). Second, to determine the feasibility of ultrasound in the 3 planes. Finally, to systematically-review the literature on the performance of second trimester ARSA to identify fetuses with DS. ...
Niemeijer Maartje N MN Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Centre Alkmaar, The Netherlands; currently working at Dept of Epidemiology,Erasmus MC - University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the - - 2014
Currently there is no consensus on the definition of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG, protracted vomiting in pregnancy) and no single widely used set of diagnostic criteria for HG. The various definitions rely on symptoms, sometimes in combination with laboratory tests. Through a systematic review we aimed to summarize available evidence on ...
Ding Xiu-Xiu XX Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, No. 81 MeiShan Road, Hefei, Anhui, 230032, - - 2014
Previous investigations have suggested a strong association between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. However, the results of the following replication studies were not always concordant. Therefore, this meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the more reliable estimate. A systematic literature search was performed on PubMed, Springer Link, and ...
Dar S S CReATe Fertility Center, 790 Bay Street, Suite 1100, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G - - 2014
BACKGROUNDSeveral studies have evaluated outcomes of singleton pregnancies after blastocyst versus cleavage stage embryo transfer. Higher incidences of preterm birth (PTB), very preterm birth (VPTB), low birthweight (LBW) and congenital malformations were identified in a few of them. The objective of our study was to systematically review and meta-analyze pregnancy ...
Song Yu Y Reproductive Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou University , Shantou, Guangdong , People's Republic of - - 2014
Abstract In view of the conflicting data regarding the efficacy of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist/letrozole (A/L) protocol for treating poor responders undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI), this systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to compare the effectiveness of the A/L protocol and the microdose GnRH agonist flare up ...
Hartge D R - - 2014
Purpose: Sonographic imaging techniques including 3 D volumetry were evaluated in women with missed abortion. Special emphasis was put on the impact of additional information regarding the etiology of the demise and improved visualization of embryonic and fetal anomalies due to the application of the latest imaging tools, e. g. HD live™. ...
Palomba Stefano - - 2014
The current systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was aimed to evaluate the effects of metformin on reproductive outcomes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive gonadotropins for ovulation induction. After systematic review of electronic databases and websites for registration of RCTs, a total of ...
Lin Haiyan H Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, - - 2014
To review published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the outcomes of in vitro fertilization/intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) utilization of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists for ovarian stimulation in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients compared with classic luteal long agonist protocols. A meta-analysis of prospective randomized trials published in English between 2002 ...
Bramham Kate K Division of Women's Health, Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London and King's Health Partners, St Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH, United - - 2014
To provide an accurate assessment of complications of pregnancy in women with chronic hypertension, including comparison with population pregnancy data (US) to inform pre-pregnancy and antenatal management strategies. Systematic review and meta-analysis. Embase, Medline, and Web of Science were searched without language restrictions, from first publication until June 2013; the ...
Rodger Marc A MA Hematology, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, - - 2013
A 35 year old woman with recurrent severe placenta mediated pregnancy complications in her 2 pregnancies asks: Will low molecular weight heparin help prevent recurrent placenta mediated pregnancy complications in my next pregnancy? We performed a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) versus no ...
Smorgick Noam N Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assaf Harofe Medical Center, Affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2013
Hysteroscopic removal of retained products of conception (RPOC) may allow complete removal of RPOC and decreased rates of intrauterine adhesions (IUA) when compared to the traditional blind curettage. The aim of this meta-analysis is to examine the current evidence regarding the use of hysteroscopy for treatment of RPOC. A literature ...
Niederman Richard R Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, New York, - - 2013
Data sourcesThe PubMed and Embase databases were searched together with hand searching of the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Periodontal Research and Journal of Clinical Periodontology. The reference lists of identified articles were also searched.Study selectionProspective cohort or cross-sectional studies assessing the effect of pregnancy on gingival inflammation evaluated by ...
Manno Massimo - - 2013
From 1991 there is a long-lasting discussion on a possible detrimental effect of premature increase of progesterone levels during ovarian stimulation in IVF. A recent meta-analysis of more than 60,000 cycles states that premature progesterone increase reduces pregnancy rates starting from P4 values of 0.8ng/ml. The detrimental effect seems to ...
Graham Hilary - - 2013
The adverse effects of smoking in pregnancy are minimised if the mother quits completely in early pregnancy. Smokers are therefore advised to quit abruptly; cutting down is not recommended either as a method of, or alternative to, quitting. However, most pregnant smokers do not quit and cutting down is widely ...
Berhan Yifru - - 2013
During cesarean delivery, extracting a deeply impacted head is a real challenge for obstetricians. To compare selected maternal and fetal outcome indicators of the "pull" (reverse breech extraction) and "push" methods for impacted fetal head extraction during cesarean delivery. A computer-based search of the Medline, Cochrane library, and HINARI databases. ...
Russell Stefanie L - - 2013
Effect of pregnancy on gingival inflammation in systemically healthy women: a systematic review. Figuero E, Carrillo-de-Albornoz A, Martin C, Tobias A, Herrera D. J Clin Periodontol 2013;40(5):457-73. Stefanie L. Russell, DDS, MPH, PhD PURPOSE/QUESTION: How large an effect does pregnancy have on gingival inflammation in healthy pregnant women? This work ...
Motaghi Zahra - - 2013
About 44 million induced abortions take place worldwide annually, of which 50% are unsafe. The results of studies investigated the induced abortion rate in Iran are inconsistent. The aim of this meta-analysis was to estimate the incidence rate of induced abortion in Iran. National and international electronic databases, as well ...
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 - - 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 - - 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 - - 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 - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: 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. STUDY DESIGN: A search in PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, and reference lists was performed. Inclusion ...
Grigoriadis Sophie - - 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 ...
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