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Gresham Ellie E Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, - - 2014
Dietary intake during pregnancy influences maternal health. Poor dietary practices during pregnancy have been linked to maternal complications. The objective was to determine the effect of dietary intervention before or during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes. A systematic review was conducted without date restrictions. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating whole diet ...
Harvey Nicholas C NC Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, - - 2014
It is unclear whether or not the current evidence base allows definite conclusions to be made regarding the optimal maternal circulating concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] during pregnancy, and how this might best be achieved. To answer the following questions: (1) What are the clinical criteria for vitamin D deficiency ...
Narula Neeraj N *Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; †Department of Medicine; Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; and ‡Department of Medicine, Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New - - 2014
The use of TNFα antagonists is well described for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but their safety profile during pregnancy is yet to be fully elucidated. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to identify studies that explored the safety of anti-TNFα therapy during pregnancy in patients with IBD. A systematic ...
Rodger Marc A - - 2014
Placenta-mediated pregnancy complications include pre-eclampsia, late pregnancy loss, placental abruption, and the small-for-gestational age newborn. They are leading causes of maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality in developed nations. Women who have experienced these complications are at an elevated risk of recurrence in subsequent pregnancies. However, despite decades of ...
Lopes Laudelino - - 2014
Abstract The value of testing for inherited thrombophilia in pregnancy has been debated in literature with regard to its utility in preventing adverse obstetrical outcomes or identifying women at risk for it. In this commentary, an evidence based approach is used to investigate the strength of association between thrombophilias and ...
Roberge Stéphanie S Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, QC, - - 2014
A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed through electronic database searches to estimate the effect of uterine closure at cesarean on the risk of adverse maternal outcome and on uterine scar evaluated by ultrasound. Randomized controlled trials, that compared single vs double layers and locking vs unlocking sutures for uterine ...
Stocker Linden J LJ University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine, Academic Unit of Human Development and Health, Southampton, and Kings College London, Women's Academic Health Centre, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, United - - 2014
To determine whether an association exists between shift work and early reproductive outcomes. MEDLINE, Embase, and Web of Science were searched. Additional sources included Google Scholar, the Cochrane Library, online publications of national colleges, the ClinicalTrials.gov, and references of retrieved papers. Included studies compared female shift workers (work outside 8:00 ...
Polanski Lukasz T LT Division of Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, - - 2014
To identify, appraise and summarize the existing evidence available regarding the effectiveness and safety of time-lapse embryo monitoring on the main outcomes of assisted reproductive techniques (ART). In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we only included randomized clinical trials (RCT) comparing time-lapse embryo imaging versus standard embryo monitoring. Our primary ...
Zarek Judith J The Motherisk Program, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto - - 2014
Although an initial case series suggested that use of statins in pregnancy carried teratogenic risk, a recent meta-analysis of controlled observational studies has failed to corroborate this. A large number of potentially beneficial uses of statins in pregnant women have prompted a new evaluation of the risk-benefit ratio of these ...
Lamont Ka K University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, - - 2014
Stillbirth remains a significant problem worldwide. Unexplained stillbirth is the most common classification of cause of death accounting for between 10-70%. Studies that investigate recurrence risk of unexplained stillbirth yield inconsistent results. To investigate the association between unexplained stillbirth in a first pregnancy and recurrence risk of stillbirth in a ...
Cassina Matteo M Teratology Information Service, Clinical Genetics Unit, Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Padova, Padova, - - 2014
Metformin is generally considered a non-teratogenic drug; however, only a few studies specifically designed to assess the rate of congenital anomalies after metformin use have been published in the literature. The objects of the present study were to review all of the prospective and retrospective studies reporting on women treated ...
Potdar Neelam N Leicester Fertility Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 5WW, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Oocyte cryopreservation is a rapidly developing technology, which is increasingly being used for various medical, legal and social reasons. There are inconsistencies in information regarding survival rate and fertility outcomes. This systematic review and meta-analysis provides evidence-based information about oocyte survival and fertility outcomes post warming to help women to ...
Bell Jane C JC School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, - - 2014
The teratogenic effects of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy include anomalies of craniofacial structures derived from the cranial neural crest cells. The presence of specific craniofacial anomalies contributes to the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Cleft lip and palate [orofacial clefts (OFCs)], also derived from the cranial neural crest ...
Liu Aihai A Department of Gynecology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to investigate and compare the effectiveness of letrozole and clomiphene citrate for improving fertility outcomes, including pregnancy rate, miscarriage rate, multiple pregnancy rate, and incidence rate of adverse events, number of dominant follicles, endometrial thickness at hCG day and serum E2 on hCG day. ...
Wu Clara Q CQ McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
Controversies exist regarding the optimal medical management of antiphospholipid syndrome in pregnancy to prevent obstetric complications. We therefore conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of different pharmacotherapies on pregnancy outcomes in women with antiphospholipid syndrome. We searched the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and MEDLINE from inception to ...
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 ...
Million Matthieu M Aix-Marseille Université, Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, Marseille, - - 2014
Meta-analysis on 136 Q fever pregnancies, including 4 new cases and 7 population-based serological studies, revealed significant increases in fetal death and malformation after Q fever during pregnancy. This poor obstetric outcome is prevented by antibiotic treatment.
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 ...
Ford Nathan N aHIV Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland bEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA cDepartment of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK dHIV/AIDS Unit, Infectious Disease Service, Geneva University Hospital eMédecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, - - 2014
Primate studies and some observational human data have raised concern regarding an association of first-trimester efavirenz exposure with central nervous system congenital anomalies. The objective of this review is to update evidence on efavirenz safety in HIV-infected pregnant women to inform revision of the 2013 WHO guidelines for antiretroviral therapy ...
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 ...
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