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Duhig Kate E KE Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London, London SE1 7EH, - - 2014
Pre-eclampsia complicates around 5% of pregnancies and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are responsible for over 60,000 maternal deaths worldwide annually. Identifying women with pre-eclampsia is a major goal of antenatal care in order to target increased surveillance, allow stabilizing therapies to be implemented and to enable timely delivery. Current risk ...
Jin Jin J Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, NanFang Hospital, Southern Medical University, No.1838, North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou 510515, P.R. - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To identify the risk factors of acute pancreatitis (AP) associated with different etiologies, in pregnancy (APP). Methods: Forty-seven eligible patients were divided into 2 groups: biliary acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (BAPP, n = 31) and hypertriglyceridemic-induced pancreatitis in pregnancy (HAPP, n = 16). Multivariate analysis was utilized in ...
Sahay Akriti S AS Department of Nutritional Medicine, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, - - 2014
Our earlier studies of preeclampsia (PE) at delivery have demonstrated the alteration of one carbon cycle, reduced placental omega 3 fatty acids, altered circulating levels of angiogenic factors and differential placental gene-specific methylation patterns of angiogenic factors. This study was undertaken to examine changes in the levels of angiogenic factors ...
Crovetto Francesca F BCNatal - Barcelona Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (Hospital Clínic and Hospital Sant Joan de Deu), IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, and Centre for Biomedical Research on Rare Diseases (CIBER-ER), Barcelona, - - 2014
Objective: To explore the predictive role of angiogenic factors for the prediction of early and late preeclampsia (PE) in the first trimester. Methods: A nested case-control study, within a cohort of 5,759 pregnancies, including 28 cases of early, 84 of late PE (cut-off 34 weeks) and 84 controls. Maternal characteristics, ...
Robinson Monique M Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Perth, WA, 6872, Australia, - - 2014
Pregnancy is a time of vulnerability for vitamin D insufficiency, and there is an emerging literature associating low levels of 25(OH)-vitamin D with depressive symptoms. However, the link between 25(OH)-vitamin D status in pregnancy and altered risk of postnatal depressive symptoms has not been examined. We hypothesise that low levels ...
Bushway Meghan E - - 2014
The human placenta performs multiple essential functions required for successful pregnancy. Alterations in the placental vasculature have been implicated in severe complications of pregnancy. Despite the importance of placental vascular function during pregnancy, there are gaps in our knowledge regarding the molecular pathways that control vessel development. Furthermore, there are ...
Ebner Florian F *Abteilung für Frauenheilkunde, Universitätsklinik Ulm, Ulm, Germany; and †Department of Women's Health, Dunedin Hospital, Otago University, Otago, New - - 2014
There is little medical knowledge about the risks of skydiving during pregnancy. Some national parachuting associations ask for a doctor's permission; others recommend not jumping at all during pregnancy. This article provides survey data and a literature review of pregnancy and parachuting/skydiving related issues to help the pregnant skydiver and ...
Chang Shiow-Ru SR School of Nursing, College of Medicine and Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, - - 2014
To examine changes in health-related quality of life throughout the course of pregnancy and among three pairs of consecutive periods (pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy, early to middle pregnancy and middle to late pregnancy), as well as to identify associated obstetric factors during the entire period of pregnancy. Only sparse data ...
Akcal X0131 Aslan Puren P Department of Psychiatry, Erzurum Bolge Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, - - 2014
Depression is the most frequently seen mental disease in the pregnancy period. The first trimester of pregnancy is important in terms of its effects on both the fetus and on the mother. This study has researched the prevalence of depression in women in the first trimester of their pregnancies in ...
Feodor Nilsson S S Section of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, - - 2014
To identify modifiable risk factors for miscarriage and to estimate the preventable proportion of miscarriages that could be attributed to these. Nationwide observational follow-up study. Denmark. Ninety-one thousand four hundred and twenty seven pregnancies included in the Danish National Birth Cohort between 1996 and 2002. Information on potentially modifiable risk ...
Molloy Anne M AM The Institute of Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, - - 2014
Folic acid supplements can protect against neural tube defects (NTDs). Low folate and low vitamin B12 status may be maternal risk factors for having an NTD affected pregnancy. However, not all NTDs are preventable by having an adequate folate/ B12 status and other potentially modifiable factors may be involved. Folate ...
Yilmaz Z Z 1Dr. Sami Ulus Women's Health Teaching and Research Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Ankara, - - 2014
Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy. The pathogenic mechanisms of preeclampsia remain uncertain. The aim of this study is to investigate the relation between urinary angiotensinogen (UAGT) levels, an indicator of local renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activity in the kidney, and blood pressure and urinary protein excretion in preeclampsia. For ...
Dinelli Laka L Department of Gynecology-Obstetric and Reproduction, Gynepôle, AP-HM La Conception, Marseille, - - 2014
To identify the prognostic factors for pregnancy after intrauterine insemination with the husband's sperm (IUI-H). Retrospective study. A single university medical center. 851 couples, for 2,019 IUI-H cycles. After controlled ovarian stimulation, IUI-H performed 36 hours after ovulation triggering or 24 hours after a spontaneous luteinizing hormone (LH) surge. Clinical pregnancy rate ...
Lee Elliott Kyung EK Sleep Disorders Clinic, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center (ROMHC), Ottawa, ON, Canada; University of Ottawa Institute for Mental Health Research (Same Building as ROMHC), 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z7K4, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a common disorder that has numerous medical consequences including cardiovascular morbidity. The clinical presentation in women is frequently vague, leading to its under-recognition in this population. Sleep is known to influence several female hormonal cycles including estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle stimulating hormone ...
Mutsaerts M A Q MA Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The - - 2014
Do paternal and maternal lifestyle factors influence the risk of hypertensive pregnancy complications, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), spontaneous preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age (SGA)? Paternal lifestyle factors do not exert an independent effect on the investigated outcomes while maternal prepregnancy BMI and maternal smoking during pregnancy influence the risk of hypertensive ...
Beijers Chantal C University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Interdisciplinary Center of Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pregnancy is a unique period to quit smoking and alcohol consumption and although motivated, not all women succeed at this. We investigated the associations of personality with continued smoking and continued alcohol consumption during early pregnancy. In addition, we studied whether antenatal anxiety and depressive symptoms can explain these associations. ...
Barquiel B B Unidad de Diabetes, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to measure the capacity of glucose- and weight-related parameters to predict pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorders in women with gestational diabetes. An observational study was conducted involving 2037 women with gestational diabetes. The associations of glycaemic and weight-related parameters with pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorders were obtained by ...
Eleuterio Nibia Mariana NM Núcleo de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa - Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte , Rua Domingos Vieira, Belo Horizonte, MG , Brazil - - 2014
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific disease, directly related to high rates of maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Upregulation of anti-angiogenic factors (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1; sFLT-1 and soluble endoglin; sENG) have been suggested to trigger the maternal endothelial dysfunction observed in PE. Studies focusing on the role of adiponectin and ...
Hei Ming-Yan MY Department of Pediatrics, the Third Xiangya Hospital Central South University, Changsha, - - 2014
The development of the kidneys and other organs of the urinary tract also follow the natural rule of gene-environment-lifestyle interaction. Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors may be associated with the etiology of various kinds of urinary malformations. The environmental factors belong to extrinsic factors, which have attracted increasing attention from ...
Miller David H DH Queen Square Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Department of Neuroinflammation, Institute of Neurology, University College London, - - 2014
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is influenced by pregnancy, sex and hormonal factors. A comprehensive understanding of the role of pregnancy, sex and hormonal factors can provide insights into disease mechanisms, and new therapeutic developments and can provide improved patient care and treatment. Based on an international conference of experts and a ...
Rubertsson C C Department of Women's and Children's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uppsala University, 751 85, Uppsala, - - 2014
Antenatal anxiety symptoms are not only a health problem for the expectant mother. Research has found that maternal anxiety may also have an impact on the developing baby. Therefore, it is important to estimate the prevalence of maternal anxiety and associated factors. The current study aims to estimate the prevalence ...
Lin Yu Y Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment Center, Second Affiliated Hospital, Shantou University Medical College, North Dongxia Road, Shantou 515041, Guangdong, People's Republic of - - 2014
To study the relationship between environmental factors and nonsyndromic cleft of the lip and/or palate (NSCLP) in eastern Guangdong for the prevention of NSCLP. A 1:1 retrospective case-control study was carried out. Data from 479 children with NSCLP who accepted comprehensive care in our center were recruited as cases from ...
Guglielmi Valeria V Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Women with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often report that symptoms first appear or exacerbate during reproductive cycle events; however, little is known about these relationships. The goals of this study were to examine, in a US and a European female OCD sample, onset and exacerbation of OCD in reproductive cycle events, ...
Pfinder Manuela M Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, FAS Ambulance, Polyclinic for Children's and Youth Medicine, University Hospital Munster, Munster, - - 2014
ABSTRACT. Objective: Many women continue drinking alcohol during pregnancy. This study aimed to describe educational differences in continued drinking in early and late pregnancy and to examine the contribution of psychological and physical factors to the explanation of educational differences. Method: We examined 4,885 women enrolled in the Amsterdam Born ...
Adeyemi Adewale Samson AS Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Osogbo, Osun State, - - 2014
Background: Nulliparity is an obstetric high-risk group whose labor, compared with multiparae, are more likely to develop labor abnormalities that requires intervention. The aim of this report is todetermine factors that influence vaginal delivery in nulliparae. Materials and Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was done on 286 eligible booked nulliparae ...
Kumar Ashok A Genetics, Biosciences, M.D.University,rohtak, Sonepat, India E-mail : - - 2014
Background: Although the cause in most cases of childhood leukemia is not known, the contribution of environmental risk factors in the context of genetic predisposition has been reported with inconsistent results. The aim of this study was to examine association of childhood leukemia with maternal factors especially during pregnancy, to ...
Hammerova L - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to establish the physiologic changes in hemostasis during pregnancy and to find the association between the factor V Leiden mutation and adverse pregnancy outcome. Methods: We investigated blood samples of 148 pregnant women during each trimester of pregnancy. We measured their serum concentrations ...
Ulkumen Burcuartunc B Burcu Artunc Ulkumen, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, - - 2014
Objective: We aimed to evaluate the association between infertility etiology in ICSI pregnancies and preeclampsia; besides, we aimed to discuss the effect of the paternal factor in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Hypothesis: We hypothesized that preeclampsia is more common in ICSI pregnancies with male factor. It is known that maternal ...
Khalili Mohammad Ali MA Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2014
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of the therapeutic approaches for infertility. The objective of this study was to evaluate DNA integrity and apoptosis role in success of IUI in both mild male and female factor infertility. PATIENTS WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS: M (mild male factor; n = 29) and ...
Jatzko Birgit - - 2014
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common endocrinopathy in premenopausal women, and is associated with various gynecological problems, including recurrent miscarriage and unexplained infertility. A possible influence of Hashimoto's thyroiditis on the success of intrauterine insemination seems likely, but has not been evaluated as yet. Therefore, the aim of our study ...
Uguz Faruk F Department of Psychiatry, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2013
The relationship between maternal psychiatric disorders and fetal neurodevelopment is unclear. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is relatively frequent during pregnancy. The study aimed to investigate whether maternal OCD during pregnancy affects fetal circulating tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) levels, an important pro-inflammatory cytokine, by comparing cord blood TNF-α levels in newborn infants ...
Suleiman Amal K AK Pharmacy School, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University. - - 2014
Eight percent of pregnancies involve hypertensive disorders, which can have serious complications for mothers and children. There has only been minimal research into hypertension in pregnancy in developing countries, including Jordan. Therefore, this study aimed to identify how frequent certain risk factors that apply to hyper-tensive disorders during pregnancy were ...
Kevane Barry - - 2013
Abstract Aim: To critically evaluate current understanding of risk factors for pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) and to describe underlying molecular mechanisms. Methods: A literature search was undertaken using the national library of medicine PubMed database. The search terms used were "pregnancy" and "venous thromboembolism". Following exclusion of unsuitable data sources, ...
Bdolah Yuval - - 2013
Objective: To test the hypothesis that the risk of preeclampsia in nulliparous women may be due to an anti-angiogenic state. Methods: Maternal serum samples obtained in the third trimester from nulliparous (n = 86) and multiparous (n = 165) singleton uncomplicated pregnancies were analyzed for levels of angiogenic factors - soluble fms like tyrosine ...
Silva Desiree - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Early environmental risk factors associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been increasingly suggested. Our study investigates the maternal, pregnancy, and newborn risk factors by gender for children prescribed stimulant medication for treatment of ADHD in Western Australia.METHODS:This is a population-based, record linkage case-control study. The records of all non-Aboriginal children ...
Brown Richard R Montreal - - 2013
Objective: The purpose of this guideline is to provide a framework that clinicians can use to determine which women are at greatest risk of having cervical insufficiency and in which set of circumstances a cerclage is of potential value. Evidence: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed or MEDLINE, ...
Hashemieh Chehreha C Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, IR - - 2013
Successful pregnancy is the ultimate goal of almost all couples. However, this pleasant event is usually accompanied psychological and behavioral changes and can result in stress in women, particularly women who pregnant by assisted reproductive technology methods (ARTs). This study aims to determine the anxiety level during pregnancy and its ...
Pien Grace W - - 2013
Symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) are common among pregnant women, and several studies link SDB symptoms with gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. However, few prospective studies objectively measuring SDB during pregnancy have been performed. We performed a prospective cohort study examining risk factors for third trimester SDB in pregnant women. 105 ...
O'Connor Thomas G - - 2013
Alteration in the HPA axis is a robust biomarker of anxiety and depression in adults, but questions remain about this association in pregnancy. We examined the longitudinal links between diurnal cortisol and mood symptoms from self-report questionnaire and diagnostic interview in an ethnically diverse, psychosocially at-risk sample of 101 women ...
Keriakos R - - 2013
Assisted vaginal delivery using forceps or a vacuum extractor is an essential part of obstetric practice. Operative vaginal delivery rates in the UK have remained stable between 10% and 15%, yielding safe and satisfactory outcomes for the majority of mothers and their babies. However, there has been an increase in ...
Philipp Claire S - - 2013
Black women have an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and the characteristics of thrombotic risk factors in this population are unknown. The objective of this study was to examine the racial differences in thrombotic risk factors among women with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Uniform data were collected in women with ...
Inocêncio G - - 2013
Von Willebrand disease type 3, is an extremely rare condition. It can be severe and potentially life-threatening, particularly in pregnant women during labor and subsequently during early puerperium. Due to its rarity, there is no optimal treatment/management during pregnancy. We describe two cases of pregnant women with von Willebrand disease ...
Motaghi Zahra Z Department of Reproductive Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, IR - - 2013
About 46 million induced abortions occur in the world annually. The studies have reported 80000 cases of induced abortions in Iran annually. This qualitative study was conducted to identify the causes of unsafe abortion in Iran from the standpoint of three groups of experts, women with a history of abortion ...
Aydin Yunus - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the factors predictive of clinical pregnancy in the first superovulation/intrauterine insemination (SO/IUI) cycle of couples with favourable female characteristics. We analyzed retrospectively the first SO/IUI cycle of 306 infertile couples with mild male factor infertility and unexplained infertility. The women had a ...
He Huan - - 2013
This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and the associated factors for unintended pregnancy among never-married sexually active youth (15-24 years old) in Shanghai. Using a probability sample (n = 765, including 502 males and 263 females) from 2006, we estimated prevalence of unintended pregnancy involvement for females and ...
Engels Melanie A J - - 2013
Objective: To validate previously computed correction factors for free β-human chorionic gonadotrophin (fβ-hCG) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) in in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) pregnancies with hormone treatment and to determine the effect on false-positive rate (FPR). Methods: Retrospective study on 249 IVF and 250 ICSI ...
Kitsantas Panagiota - - 2013
Despite public health initiatives targeting the harmful effects of alcohol exposure on fetal growth, 12 % of pregnant women report current alcohol use. For women who reported drinking alcohol prior to pregnancy, we examined several factors as predictors of three alcohol use patterns during the third trimester of pregnancy: cessation, reduction ...
Yadav Hematram - - 2013
To identify the risk factors influencing the development of macrosomia among pregnant women and to develop a regression model to predict macrosomia. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary hospital in Malaysia involving 2332 pregnant women. The data was retrospectively collected from the obstetrics and gynecology department. The factors ...
Chan Ssc - - 2013
To assess pelvic floor biometry during pregnancy and the correlation with symptoms of pelvic floor disorders in women. A prospective observational study. Antenatal clinic between August 2009 and May 2011. Nulliparous women in their first pregnancy. Pelvic floor was assessed by translabial ultrasound and symptoms of pelvic floor disorders were explored with ...
Gourounti Kleanthi - - 2013
a wide range of psychosocial variables may influence pregnant women's psychological status. However the association between marital and social support, anxiety and worries during pregnancy is a relatively neglected area of research. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between marital support, social support, antenatal anxiety ...
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