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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 ...
Zhang Y Y Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The first Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University , Guangzhou , - - 2014
We investigated the pregnancy outcome of overweight and obese Chinese women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Patients diagnosed as GDM from January 2010 to December 2011 were categorised into three groups, as normal weight, overweight and obese, according to the maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) (kg/m(2)), 18.5-24.9, 25-29.9 and ...
Meuli Martin M Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Steinwiesstrasse 75, 8032, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
Formerly, the disastrous cluster of neurologic deficits and associated neurogenic problems in patients with myelomeningocele (MMC) was generally thought to solely result from the primary malformation, i.e., failure of neurulation. Today, however, there is no doubt that a dimensional additional pathogenic mechanism exists. Most likely, it contributes much more to ...
Tonni Gabriele G Prenatal Diagnostic Service, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Guastalla Civil Hospital, AUSL Reggio Emilia, Via Amendola 1, Reggio Emilia, Italy, - - 2014
We describe a previously unreported case of immature teratoma originating from the tela chorioidea of the third ventricle diagnosed during labor at term of pregnancy. Postnatal MR imaging and pediatric neurosurgery with postnatal outcome at 6 months of age are reported.
Adanikin Abiodun I - - 2014
High maternal and perinatal mortalities occur from deliveries conducted in prayer houses in Nigeria. Although some regulatory efforts have been deployed to tackle this problem, less attention has been placed on the possible motivation for seeking prayer house intervention which could be hinged on the spiritual belief of patients about ...
Escobar-Diaz Maria C MC Department of Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients with heterotaxy syndrome (HS) have a range of anomalies and outcomes. There are limited data on perinatal outcomes after prenatal diagnosis. To determine the factors influencing perinatal and infant outcomes, we analyzed prenatal and postnatal variables in fetuses with HS from 1995 to 2011. Of 154 fetuses with HS, ...
Hassan Noura N Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
Objective Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare connective tissue disease with significant risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Our objective was to evaluate pregnancy and cardiovascular outcomes in pregnant women with MFS. Study Design We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP NIS) ...
Alarfaj Abdurhman Saud AS Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P.O. Box 34471, Riyadh, 11468, Saudi Arabia, - - 2014
Intravenous cyclophosphamide (IV CYC) has been and still used for treatment of severe manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease occurring predominantly in women. IV CYC has been shown to predispose patients to ovarian failure and adverse pregnancy outcomes. We studied the impact of prior IV CYC treatment on ...
Korenis Panagiota P Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, - - 2014
In psychiatry, pregnancy introduces an element into the treatment setting that is complex and may require exploration. Often, in the psychotherapeutic relationship, the psychiatrist may use therapeutic techniques and provide no self disclosure to the patient by Tinsley (Am J Psychiatry 160(1): 27-31, 2003). The patient reveals all of their ...
Gaskins Audrey J AJ Departments of Nutrition, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, the Channing Division of Network Medicine, and the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
To evaluate prospectively the relationship between prepregnancy folate intake and risk of spontaneous abortion and stillbirth. Women in the Nurses' Health Study II who self-reported a pregnancy between 1992 and 2009 were included in this analysis. Dietary folate and supplement use was assessed every 4 years, starting in 1991, by ...
Williamson Catherine C Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College London, London, United - - 2014
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is the most common pregnancy-specific liver disease that typically presents in the third trimester. The clinical features are maternal pruritus in the absence of a rash and deranged liver function tests, including raised serum bile acids. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk ...
Onicescu Georgiana G Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Carolina, SC, 29425, USA, - - 2014
In this paper, we propose a novel spatial importance parameter hierarchical logistic regression modeling approach that includes measurement error from misalignment. We apply this model to study the relationship between the estimated concentration of soil metals at the residence of mothers and the development of intellectual disability (ID) in their ...
Gorman Margaret C MC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR. Electronic address: - - 2014
Methamphetamine use is widespread. Our goal was to examine the effects of methamphetamine use on various maternal and neonatal outcomes. We conducted a retrospective cohort study looking at all pregnancies between 2005 and 2008 in the state of California associated with a diagnosis of methamphetamine use. Outcomes examined included: gestational ...
Hamed Hossam O HO Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Qassim University, Burraidah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assiut University, Assiut city, Egypt. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare outcomes between elective delivery at 37weeks of pregnancy and expectant management among pregnant women with mild to moderate chronic hypertension. In a two-center study, 76 women with mild to moderate chronic hypertension were randomly allocated to planned delivery at 37 completed weeks (group A) or expectant management for ...
Timor-Tritsch I E IE NYU School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, New York, - - 2014
To provide futher sonographic, clinical and histologic evidence that cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a precursor and an early form of second and third trimester morbidly adherent placenta (MAP). We identified 10 cases of CSP fulfilling published ultrasound criteria. Nine patients, had counseling and offered early termination, but decided to ...
Helmy S S Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna 1090, - - 2014
To determine the optimal serum β-hCG cut-off level to predict MTX treatment success in tubal ectopic pregnancy (EP). Data of 240 women, who presented between 2003 and 2011 at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Vienna, with tubal EP and who received MTX as primary treatment, were ...
Sun Shuiya S Department of Endocrinology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China; Jiaxing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, - - 2014
We investigated thyroid function and the impact of gestational transient thyrotoxicosis (GTT) on pregnancy outcome in patients with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG; n = 143) who were hospitalized for rehydration. Serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free T3 (FT3), free T4 (FT4), thyroid globulin antibody (TgAb), thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) and hCG were measured after ...
Iskender Cantekin C Department of Perinatology, Dr Zekai Tahir Burak Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Behçet's disease (BD) is a rare, chronic, multisystemic disease of unknown cause. BD is characterized by mucocutaneous, ocular, vascular and central nervous system manifestations and is also associated with thrombogenicity. In this retrospective analysis we investigated the relation between gestation and BD. This retrospective study consisted of 49 pregnancies in ...
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