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Iyoke C A CA Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, - - 2014
Context: It has been suggested that women with early miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy are best cared for in dedicated units which offer rapid and definitive ultrasonographic and biochemical assessment at the initial review of the patient. Aims: To describe the current protocols for the assessment and treatment of women with ...
Procter Sandra B SB Kansas State University, Manhattan, - - 2014
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that women of childbearing age should adopt a lifestyle optimizing health and reducing risk of birth defects, suboptimal fetal development, and chronic health problems in both mother and child. Components leading to a healthy pregnancy outcome include healthy prepregnancy ...
Godara Suraj M - - 2014
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most challenging and serious complications of pregnancy. We present our experience on the clinical profile and outcome of 57 patients with pregnancy-related AKI, of a total of 580 patients with AKI seen during the study period. This is a prospective single-center study ...
Adams-Piper Emily E From the *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara; and †Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to assess the incidence, medical course, and outcomes of women who carried a pregnancy to delivery after the placement of a transvaginal mesh sling for treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in a closed health care system. We conducted a retrospective case series of ...
Sundaram Swathy S Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado. Electronic address: - - 2014
Postpartum depression (PPD) is common and associated with significant health outcomes and other consequences. Identifying persons at risk may improve screening and detection of PPD. This exploratory study sought to identify the morbidities that associate with 1) PPD symptoms and 2) PPD diagnosis. Data from the 2007 and 2008 Pregnancy ...
Seirafi M M Beaujon University Hospital Paris VII University, Clichy, France; Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, - - 2014
The safety of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) agents during pregnancy is a major concern for child-bearing women and physicians. To assess the impact of anti-TNF therapy on adverse pregnancy and foetal outcomes in women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Pregnancies occurring during anti-TNF treatment or less than 3 months after its ...
Hecking C C Carola Hecking, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Centrum für Thrombose und Hämostase, Langenbeckstraße 1, 55131 Mainz, Germany, Tel. +49/(0)61 31/17 41 73, Fax +49/(0)61 31/17 66 17, E-mail: - - 2014
This case report concerns a pregnant multipara (age: 27 years) in the 16th gestational week. She developed a sudden onset of paraesthesia in her left lower arm although injecting dalteparin 5000 IU once daily subcutaneously (s. c.) due to a heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation and a prior miscarriage in the ...
Harper Lorie M LM The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Women's Reproductive Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, - - 2014
Objective The objective of this study was to assess the impact of gestational weight gain outside the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations after the diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GDM) on perinatal outcomes. Materials and Methods This was a retrospective cohort study. Women were classified as gestational weight gain (GWG) within, less than, ...
Gazolla Ana C AC Ginecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Materno Infantil Presidente Vargas (HMIPV), Porto Alegre, RS, - - 2014
Background: Limb-body wall defect is a rare condition characterized by a combination of large and complex defects of the ventral thorax and abdominal wall with craniofacial and limb anomalies. Methods: The aim of this study was to describe the experience of our fetal medicine service, a reference from Southern Brazil, ...
Elinav Hila H Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Ein Kerem, - - 2014
 Listeria monocytogenes (LM) is a foodborne pathogen, causing life threatening infections in elderly, immunocompromised and pregnant women. In pregnancy it may cause fetal loss or a preterm delivery, and the neonate is prone to neonatal sepsis and death.  We created a cohort of all LM cases during 10 years (1998-2007) ...
Giess Catherine S CS Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, - - 2014
Our purpose was to review needle aspiration of breast abscesses and identify factors associated with treatment by aspiration alone versus aspiration with surgical incision and drainage (I/D). This Institutional Review Board-approved, retrospective review of the breast ultrasound database from 2008 to 2010 identified 40 patients (41 abscesses) who underwent aspiration, ...
Hall Tania T Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, - - 2014
To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes of prenatally diagnosed versus undiagnosed cases of placenta accreta. This retrospective study included all pathology-proven placentas accreta/increta/percreta from a single tertiary center from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2012. Outcomes were compared between prenatally diagnosed and undiagnosed cases. Thirty-six cases of abnormal implantations ...
Walker Jane R - - 2014
Studies from the United States and the United Kingdom have found that imprisoned women are less likely to experience poorer maternal and perinatal outcomes than other disadvantaged women. This population-based study used both community controls and women with a history of incarceration as a control group, to investigate whether imprisoned ...
Cox Daniel A DA Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53226, USA, - - 2014
Marfan syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue associated with progressive dilation of the aorta and potential risk for aortic dissection. Women with Marfan syndrome who are, or wish to become, pregnant represent a unique and challenging patient population due to a risk for accelerated aortic growth and aortic dissection ...
Liu Yupeng Y Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, - - 2014
Objective: Combined methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) and homocystinuria, cblC type, is the most common MMA in Mainland China. Its clinical spectrum varies from severe neonatal-onset forms with brain injury and high mortality to milder forms with late onset. Timely diagnosis and adequate treatment greatly improve the prognosis. In the past 15years, ...
Levin Heather H Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W 168th St, PH-16, New York, - - 2014
Maternal cardiac disease complicates approximately 1-2% of all pregnancies in the United States. Just as during the antepartum period, in the immediate period surrounding delivery, obstetrical patients with cardiac disease (both congenital and acquired) will have specialized needs, tailored to the patient and her specific lesion. While the basic principles ...
Gruchy N N Laboratoire de cytogénétique prénatale, Service de Génétique, CHU Côte de Nacre, UFR de Médecine Caen, Caen cedex 9, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to report pregnancy outcomes after prenatal diagnosis of Turner syndrome (TS) and to compare and assess termination of pregnancy (TOP) rates during two periods of time. The intervals selected were before and after 1997, when multidisciplinary centers for prenatal diagnosis (MCPDs) were established in ...
De Frène V V Department of Reproductive Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium - - 2014
Do overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a higher risk of perinatal complications than normal weight women with PCOS? Overweight women with PCOS with an ongoing singleton pregnancy have an increased risk of preterm birth as well as an increased risk of giving birth to a baby with ...
Chen Xiang-Feng - - 2014
Childhood inguinal herniorrhaphy is one common cause of seminal tract obstruction. Vasovasostomy (VV) can reconstruct seminal deferens and result in appearance of sperm and natural pregnancy in some patients. Secondary epididymal obstruction caused by a relatively long-term vasal obstruction is a common cause of lower patency compared with VV due ...
Lawson Gerald G Former Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, - - 2014
Birth data from developed countries indicates that the average paternal age is increasing. As the trend to older fatherhood has become established, concerns have been raised that this may be linked to adverse outcomes, such as pregnancy complications, congenital anomalies, and long-term health implications for the child. Since the sperm ...
Deng Kui - - 2014
Previous studies on the mortality rate of omphalocele are limited. The risk of death of non-isolated omphalocele and that of cases of omphalocele that are diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound are unclear. This study aimed to estimate the perinatal mortality of pregnancies with omphalocele. This study also examined the potential risk ...
Ismail Alaa M AM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, - - 2014
To evaluate the effectiveness of l-carnitine on improving the ovulation and pregnancy rates as well as adverse metabolic indices in clomiphene-resistant PCOS. Single center, double blinded, superiority, randomized controlled clinical trial. Women's Health Hospital, Assiut University. One hundred and seventy women diagnosed with PCOS were found to be clomiphene resistant. ...
Yang Zhihong - - 2014
Recent advances in time-lapse monitoring in IVF treatment have provided new morphokinetic markers for embryonic competence. However, there is still very limited information about the relationship between morphokinetic parameters, chromosomal compositions and implantation potential. Accordingly, this study aimed at investigating the effects of selecting competent blastocysts for transfer by combining ...
van der Tuuk K K Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the - - 2014
Abstract Background: There is little knowledge about neonatal complications in GH and PE and induction at term, we aim to assess whether they can be predicted from clinical data. Methods: We used data of the HYPITAT trial and evaluated whether adverse neonatal outcome (Apgar score < 7, pH < 7.05, ...
Polyzos Nikolaos P NP Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium n.polyzos@gmail.com - - 2014
What is the influence of vitamin D deficiency on pregnancy rates among women undergoing IVF/ICSI and Day 5 (blastocyst stage) single embryo transfer (SET)? Vitamin D deficiency results in significantly lower pregnancy rates in women undergoing single blastocyst transfer. Preliminary experiments have identified the presence of vitamin D receptors in ...
Subramaniam Akila A Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Women's Reproductive Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes between planned cesarean delivery and induction of labor in women with class III obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥40 kg/m(2)). In this retrospective cohort study, we identified all women with a BMI ≥40 kg/m(2) who delivered a singleton at our institution from January 2007 ...
Geller Stacie E SE University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research on Women and Gender. Electronic address: - - 2014
To describe the potential preventability of pregnancy-related deaths in Illinois from 2002 to 2012 as determined by Perinatal Centers following the Illinois maternal death review process. A retrospective review of all known maternal deaths in the state from 2002 to 2012 with complete records in the Illinois Department of Public ...
Simavli Serap S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Denizli, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To evaluate whether first, second, and third-trimester maternal serum hepcidin levels are different in pregnancies with and without adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO). Methods: A 165 nullipar pregnant women were included in this prospective cohort study. Serum hepcidin, ferritin, IL-6, CRP and Hb values were measured at 11-14, 24-28, ...
Zingone Fabiana F *Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, City Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom; and †Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, - - 2014
To determine the absolute and relative risk of acute appendicitis during the antepartum and postpartum periods compared with the time outside pregnancy among women of childbearing age. Acute appendicitis is the most common nonobstetric surgical emergency during pregnancy. Estimates of the incidence of acute appendicitis in pregnancy remain imprecise and ...
Windhager Elmar E From the *Department of Psychiatry, Psychology and Psychotherapy, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen Wels, Wels, Austria; †Department of Psychiatry, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Republic of Korea; ‡Experimental Psychiatry Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; §Orygen Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; and Departments of ∥Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and ¶Child and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
The use of new agents of second-generation antipsychotics in childbearing women is increasing and poses an unknown risk to the fetus; thus, information of pregnancy and child outcome are urgently needed. We reviewed the literature of 12 patients, 3 of them were exposed during the first trimester, and added 3 ...
Cho Geum Joon - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To investigate the relationship between angle of progression (AoP) on ultrasonography at 37-40 weeks' gestation and delivery within 7 days. Methods: This prospective study was conducted between January 2013 and May 2013 at Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea. Nulliparous women between 37/0 and 40/3 weeks' gestation with a ...
Hadid Vicky - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: Data on sarcoidosis in pregnancy is sparse and limited to a few case reports and series. Our aim is to determine the prevalence of sarcoidosis at delivery, and related maternal and newborn outcomes. Study design: Using the United States Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS) ...
Räisänen Sari S Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, - - 2014
Anaemia during pregnancy is an important public health problem. We investigated whether the association between maternal anaemia during pregnancy and adverse perinatal outcomes differed between nulliparous and multiparous women. A retrospective population-based cohort study was conducted using data on all singleton births (n = 290 662) recorded in the Finnish Medical Birth Register ...
Rupley Devon M DM Section of Transplantation Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, - - 2014
Pregnancy after solid organ transplant is a significant priority for transplant recipients but how patients report being counseled is unknown. We performed a single-center retrospective cohort study and telephone survey of female patients ages 18-49 at time of kidney, pancreas, or liver transplant from 2000-2012 (n=532). Data on pregnancy counseling, ...
Joneborg Ulrika U Department of Women´s and Children´s Health, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karolinska University Hospital/Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate whether a history of hydatidiform mole (HM) is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes in subsequent pregnancies. This was a nationwide cohort study with data from population-based registers. The study population consisted of all children registered in the Swedish Medical Birth Register 1973-2009 (n=3,730,825). Odds ratios ...
Bouchlariotou Sofia S Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly , Larissa , Greece - - 2014
Abstract Non-dipping circadian blood pressure (BP) is a common finding in preeclampsia, accompanied by adverse outcomes. Melatonin plays pivotal role in biological circadian rhythms. This study investigated the relationship between melatonin secretion and circadian BP rhythm in preeclampsia. Cases were women with preeclampsia treated between January 2006 and June 2007 ...
Palomba Stefano S Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, IRCCS - ASMN, Viale Risorgimento 80 - 42123 Reggio Emilia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Alterations in lipid pattern and increased risk for obstetric/neonatal complications have been observed in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Pregnancy leads to physiologic changes in lipoprotein metabolism, and alterations in lipid profile have been related with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Based on these considerations, the aim of the present prospective ...
Pelizzo Gloria - - 2014
Bariatric surgery results in decreased food intake and a variable degree of malabsorption. Without adequate supplementation, the most common complications of this surgery are nutritional disorders. Pregnancy following surgery for obesity is a particular condition requiring strict monitoring of nutrient intake necessary for fetal development and a favourable neonatal prognosis.Patients: ...
Ashwal Eran E Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, 49100, Petah Tiqwa, - - 2014
As conflicting data exist concerning the implications of isolated oligohydramnios on pregnancy outcome at term, we aimed to assess this association in low-risk pregnancies. A retrospective cohort study of term pregnancies with sonographic finding of isolated oligohydramnios (amniotic fluid index (AFI) <5 cm) between 2007 and 2012. Outcome was compared to ...
Framarino-Dei-Malatesta Marialuisa M Department of Gynaecological, Obstetrical, and Urological Sciences, Umberto I Hospital, University of Rome Sapienza, - - 2014
In a retrospective observational study, we evaluated the feasibility and safety of medical therapy with transabdominal ultrasound-guided injection of methotrexate (MTX) into the gestational sac (GS) in patients with interstitial ectopic pregnancies. Fourteen interstitial ectopic pregnancies were treated with transabdominal ultrasound-guided injection of MTX (25 mg). All patients were hemodynamically ...
Webster P P Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Lupus Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK - - 2014
Lupus nephritis during pregnancy increases morbidity and mortality for mother and baby. Flares are difficult to treat as many therapeutic options are teratogenic or fetotoxic. Steroids alone may be unable to control disease activity and are associated with higher rates of preterm delivery, sepsis and gestational diabetes. Reports of using ...
Ueno Satoshi S Kato Ladies Clinic, 7-20-3 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan, - - 2014
We retrospectively examined a large cohort of females who underwent single blastocyst transfer to determine if initial β-human chorionic gonadotrophin (β-hCG) levels on day 7 after single vitrified-warmed blastocyst transfer (SVBT) could be used to predict pregnancy outcome. The treatment cycles that gave rise to the early pregnancies included in ...
Murray Mitzi L ML 1] Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA [2] Department of Medicine (Medical Genetics), University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, - - 2014
Purpose:The purpose of this study was to characterize the nature and magnitude of pregnancy risks in women with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.Methods:Pregnancy-related death rate was determined by a review of pedigrees of families with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Maternal morbidity was characterized through semistructured interviews with women with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or ...
Whitley Kari A KA Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, - - 2014
Recurrent miscarriage is defined as the loss of three consecutive pregnancies before 20 weeks' gestational age. Patients are referred to subspecialists such as reproductive endocrinology or maternal fetal medicine to exclude the most common causes of recurrent miscarriage including autoimmune disorders, structural uterine pathology, metabolic derangements, hematologic conditions, and chromosomal ...
Wohlmuth Christoph C The Children's Heart Center Linz, Austria; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, - - 2014
Fetal cardiac interventions have the potential to alter natural disease progression and reduce morbidity and mortality in children. While there are already encouraging data on fetal outcome, information on maternal morbidity and mortality after intervention is scarce. The aim of the present study was to assess maternal aspects, pregnancy-associated risks ...
Yılmaz Banu Aktaş BA Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
Primary hyperparathyroidism during pregnancy is a rare condition, and the diagnosis may be confounded by pregnancy related conditions. Since the appropriate management reduces the maternal and fetal complications; differential diagnosis becomes quite crucial. Clinical course of a patient with hyperparathyroid crisis will be discussed with the review of the literature. ...
Khalil Asma A Department of Fetal Medicine, St George's University of London, - - 2014
To investigate longitudinal changes in maternal plasma levels of soluble endoglin (sEng) and angiopoietin 2 (Ang-2) in pregnancies that develop preeclampsia (PE) and gestational hypertension (GH). Nested case control study drawn from a larger prospective longitudinal study in singleton pregnancies identified by screening at 11(+0) -13(+6)  weeks' gestation as being ...
Kyvernitakis Ioannis - - 2014
Abstract Aims: Maternal obesity is a risk factor for cesarean delivery (CD). The aim of this analysis was to determine the association between early-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and the rate of CD over the past two decades. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed data from the perinatal quality registry of singleton ...
Hebral Anne Laure AL Department of Nephrology and Organ Transplantation, CHU Rangueil, Toulouse, - - 2014
Kidney transplantation increases the chances for pregnancy and live birth for women with end-stage kidney disease. The aims of this study were to describe the outcomes of pregnancies in women with a kidney transplant and to evaluate the impact on anti-human leucocyte antigen (HLA) alloimmunization. We analysed 61 pregnancies that ...
Ghosh Kanjaksha K Department of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, National Institute of Immunohaematology (ICMR), KEM Hospital, 13th floor, Parel, Mumbai, 400 012, - - 2014
We read with interest the report by Rodger et al [1] on thrombophilia associated with placenta-mediated pregnancy complications. The statistical rigor with which this multicentric study was carried out deserves critical acclaim. For the first time, the authors have tried to dissect different placental components of pregnancy related complications and associate ...
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