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Okeke T C TC Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, - - 2014
Background: Falls during pregnancy are major public health issues and a common cause of maternal injury during pregnancy. There is paucity of data on prevalence and risk factors of falls during pregnancy in African population including Nigeria. Objective: To determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with falls during pregnancy ...
Wu H - - 2014
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare, but potentially lethal condition requiring rapid recognition, diagnosis and initiation of therapy. Here, we present two cases of women with hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and acute kidney injury shortly after surgical termination of pregnancy. Histological examination of their kidneys revealed endothelial cell swelling and luminal ...
Nishida Ryutaro R Center for Perinatal Medicine, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, - - 2014
There has been only one case to date of pregnancy outcome after fundal transverse cesarean section (FTC). We report a pregnancy established after FTC. The FTC was performed at gestational week (GW) 24 in this patient's first pregnancy, but the uterus was preserved. Magnetic resonance imaging studies performed four times ...
Hossain Semonti K SK Tufts University School of Medicine, Cambridge, - - 2014
According to the World Bank, Haiti has a maternal mortality ratio of 350 per 100,000 births and an infant mortality rate of 53 per 1,000 births. The objective of this study was to evaluate acceptance of maternity waiting homes as a strategy to decrease maternal mortality in Milot, Haiti. A ...
Ngai Ivan I Montefiore Medical Center-Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of pregnancy in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) before 24 weeks of gestation with those diagnosed after 24 weeks of gestation. The records of women with a GDM were reviewed over a 5-year period. All women are routinely ...
Kim J Jo JJ NorthShore University HealthSystem & University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Evanston, - - 2014
Suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the developed world, accounting for 10% of maternal deaths. We examined the relationship between suicidal ideation during pregnancy and after delivery in a large cohort of consecutively screened women to identify maternal demographic characteristics and obstetric outcomes that correlate with this ...
Landy Helain H Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, - - 2014
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder typically affecting women of childbearing age, making it important to understand how underlying disease and treatments affect pregnancy outcomes. Belimumab, a biologic, received regulatory approval in 2011. Given that the agent has been used for a short time, there is little information ...
Ramzan Amin A AA Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, - - 2014
The optimal gestational age for delivery of fetuses diagnosed with gastroschisis is unknown. We compared outcomes in fetuses electively delivered at 37 weeks of gestation with those who were delivered 38 weeks of gestation or greater. A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients who had fetuses diagnosed with ...
Warsheski Stephanie S Queens Hospital Center, Queens, - - 2014
High maternal prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) has been linked to adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Many patients enter prenatal care late and their prepregnancy health status and pregnancy-related weight gain is not available. We examined effects of maternal third-trimester BMI on maternal and neonatal outcomes. Retrospective cohort study of ...
Zaki Mary N MN University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, - - 2014
We aimed to evaluate the perinatal outcomes associated with induction of labor using an intracervical ripening bulb in trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC). Retrospective cohort study of women undergoing a TOLAC between 2002 and 2012. Women requiring induction of labor for a TOLAC who had either an intracervical ...
Anyikam Adanna L AL University of California-San Diego, San Diego, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine pregnancy-related outcomes associated with circumvallate placenta identified on ultrasonography among women referred to a large tertiary fetal diagnostic center. A nested case-control analysis was conducted among referrals to the University of California-San Diego Fetal Care and Genetics Center between January 2003 and ...
Aksel Sarp S Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, - - 2014
Dilation and evacuation for intrauterine fetal demise has been associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality compared with dilation and evacuation for abortion. To date, this risk has not been well studied, and no clear recommendations exist for perioperative management. This study examines the complication rates after dilation and ...
Zutshi Priyanka P St Luke's University Hospital, Bethlehem, - - 2014
Nearly half of the pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Several studies have found predictors of unintended pregnancies including contraception use; however, none has addressed modifiable risk factors in a specific population. This study assessed the risk factors for subsequent pregnancy rates within 18 months of a delivery from ...
Umezurike Chisara C CC Nigerian Christian Hospital, Aba, Abia, - - 2014
Myomectomy during cesarean delivery is usually avoided because of the risk of intractable hemorrhage. This study was undertaken to compare the efficacy and safety of cesarean myomectomy with a control group with uterine fibroids who had cesarean delivery without myomectomy. A prospective clinical trial of cesarean myomectomy compared with cesarean ...
Ali Nyima S NS Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, - - 2014
The prevalence of obesity among women of reproductive age is increasing. Excess gestational weight gain is associated with increased short- and long-term maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. We sought to examine associations between pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and self-suggested gestational weight gain and to identify barriers to achieving ...
Papp Melissa Murphy MM Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Dearborn, - - 2014
Globesity is recognized by the World Health Organization as a pandemic issue. Obesity is considered the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Michigan is considered the fifth fattest state in the country. Ongoing observational study involving pregnant women with body mass index equal or above 50 ...
Parikh Reshma R UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, - - 2014
The number of reproductive-aged women undergoing bariatric surgery is increasing. Most patients have rapid weight loss in the first year or 2 after bariatric surgery, which increases their chance of pregnancy. Weight loss decreases hypertension and diabetes but increases nutritional deficiencies, anemia, and postoperative complications. This study aims to understand ...
Fong Alex A University of California, Irvine, Orange, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of patients who delivered in California in 2009 and had pregnancies resulting from assisted reproductive technology (ART) compared with non-ART pregnancies. A descriptive study was performed on 551 patients who underwent ART and subsequently delivered in California. Deliveries involving ART ...
Barbadora-Froelich Stephanie S Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, - - 2014
Pregnant patients seen at our resident clinic who describe their last menstrual period as being "certain" do not routinely undergo a dating ultrasound scan. We ask the question: Do pregnant patients with a "certain" last menstrual period require an ultrasound scan for dating? We conducted a retrospective observational study. We ...
Sheibani Lili L University of California, Irvine, Orange, - - 2014
Fetal death from intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy can be a sudden event and is not reliably predicted by findings on fetal heart rate tracing. Our objective is to assess whether there are differences in antenatal testing and delivery outcomes between patients with severe compared with mild intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. ...
Patton Elizabeth W EW Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars, University of Michigan/Department of Veteran's Affairs, Ann Arbor, - - 2014
Acute and chronic leukemia affect one in 75,000-100,000 pregnancies and frequently requires immediate treatment on diagnosis. Based on the scant evidence available, both leukemia and its treatment can have detrimental effects on maternal-fetal health in pregnancy, and pregnant women with leukemia may opt for pregnancy termination or experience a fetal ...
Carter Charelle M CM Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, - - 2014
Ectopic pregnancies comprise approximately 1-2% of all pregnancies. Single-dose methotrexate is an acceptable treatment for nonruptured ectopic pregnancies. Less than one in five inner-city underserved patients comply with follow-up protocols after methotrexate. Alternative protocols with less follow-up visits are available but are not currently the standard of care secondary to ...
Mehra Suwan S St Louis University, St Louis, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine the rate of spontaneous version following preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). This prospective observational study included 73 singleton gestations 23 5/7 to 33 5/7 weeks of gestation presenting with PPROM. All patients had ultrasound examination on admission for estimation of gestational ...
Koai Esther E Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of placental location on maternal and gestational outcomes associated with placenta accreta. We conducted a retrospective analysis of all cases of pathologically proven placenta accreta with delivery after 20 weeks of gestation at our institution over the past 10 years. ...
Markham Margaret R MR Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of gonorrhea and chlamydia in women presenting for intrauterine device (IUD) insertion in an academic community clinic and to evaluate the current "two-visit" practice for IUD insertion. A retrospective chart review was conducted from 2009 to 2010 at People's Community ...
Oud Lavi L Texas Tech University HSC, Odessa, - - 2014
There are no population-based data trending the association of pregnancy-associated severe sepsis with maternal hospital death. We studied the Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File, using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification codes to identify pregnancy-associated hospitalizations, pregnancy-associated severe sepsis, and common reported causes of maternal deaths, including ...
Madjunkova Svetlana S The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is the most common condition during gestation. Over the last 30 years, there has not been a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiemetic for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. The objective of this study was to provide information on the pattern of antiemetic use ...
Morosky Christopher M CM University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, - - 2014
Timing of repeat cesarean delivery after a prior classical or similarly unstable uterine incision is not well established. Most clinicians plan repeat cesarean delivery between 36 and 38 weeks of gestation. However, the current guidelines are based on computer-generated models. We performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients who ...
Suhag Anju A Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, - - 2014
To evaluate pregnancy outcomes of women with a history of ultrasound-indicated cerclage for a short cervix who in subsequent pregnancy either were followed by transvaginal ultrasound cervical length screening or received a history-indicated cerclage. Retrospective cohort study was performed from 1993 to 2012 involving women with an index singleton pregnancy ...
Kapfhamer Kristy A KA Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, - - 2014
It is widely accepted that 75% of fetal heart rate tracings show sinusoidal patterns after butorphanol administration. We investigated whether this is true when sinusoidal patterns are defined using the 2008 National Institutes of Health guidelines. Case-control study of women who delivered at Froedtert Hospital between June 2010 and December ...
Stern Judy E JE Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare length of gestation after assisted reproductive technology (ART) as calculated by three methods from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System (SART CORS) and vital records (birth and fetal death) in the Massachusetts Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal Data System (PELL). Historical cohort study. Database ...
D ľalton Mary E ME Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, and University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, - - 2014
Recognition of the need to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in the United States has led to the creation of the National Partnership for Maternal Safety. This collaborative, broad-based initiative will begin with three priority bundles for the most common preventable causes of maternal death and severe morbidity: obstetric hemorrhage, ...
Ankumah Nana-Ama NA Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Center for Women's Reproductive Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, - - 2014
To evaluate whether blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mm Hg is associated with lower risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with mild chronic hypertension. This was a secondary analysis of women with chronic hypertension diagnosed before 20 weeks of gestation (either BP 140/90 mm Hg or greater on ...
Duron Vincent D VD Fetal Treatment Program of New England, Providence, RI 02903, USA; Division of Pediatric Surgery, Hasbro Children's/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, - - 2014
To review our experience with general anesthesia in endoscopic fetal surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), and to compare fetomaternal outcome before and after protocol implementation. Retrospective impact study. University-affiliated medical center. Data from 85 consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic laser ablation of placenta vessels for severe TTTS were studied. ...
Marques Pedro P Department of Endocrinology, Instituto Português de Oncologia de - - 2014
Objective: The use of metformin in pregnant women is still controversial, despite the increasing reports on metformin safety and effectiveness. We aimed to evaluate maternal and neonatal safety of metformin in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).Methods: We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 186 pregnancies complicated with GDM surveilled at Hospital de ...
Shimizu Riha R 1 Department of Surgery, Saiseikai Utsunomiya Hospital, Tochigi, - - 2014
Abstract The ileosigmoid knot (ISK) is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. ISK is a condition in which the ileum wraps around the base of the sigmoid colon and forms a knot, leading to high mortality with rapid progression to bowel gangrene. We herein report a rare case of ISK ...
Lee Si Won SW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
This study reviewed clinical characteristics of fetal intra-abdominal umbilical vein (FIUV) varices that were detected during antenatal ultrasound examinations. Between January 2006 and January 2012, 121 cases of FIUV varices were detected and 7 cases were lost to follow-up. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 114 patients and neonates. ...
Seckin Berna - - 2014
To determine the impact of recombinant luteinizing hormone (rLH) combined with vaginal progesterone (P)for luteal supplementation on in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy outcomes in high-responder patients undergoing long gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist cycles. A total of 47 patients undergoing IVF cycles with the serum estradiol levels of > or = ...
Vargas Roberto - - 2014
To review and update the subsequent reproductive outcomes in patients with complete, partial, and recurrent hydatidiform moles, as well as gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) at the New England Trophoblastic Disease Center. Patients with complete and partial hydatidiform mole, recurrent hydatidiform mole, and GTN were identified from the Donald P. Goldstein, ...
Williams Jennet - - 2014
To examine the effects of early pregnancy (< 12 months following chemotherapy) on a recent cohort of women treated with modern therapies for gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). The Charing Cross GTN database was screened between 1998-2012 to identify 1,204 patients treated with either single-agent (61.9%) or multiagent (38.1%) chemotherapy. A ...
Zhang Qian - - 2014
To investigate whether serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels measured 17 days after oocyte retrieval can predict final clinical pregnancy outcomes in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection embryo transfer cycles. Serum hCG levels 17 days after oocyte retrieval and the subsequent clinical pregnancy outcomes in patients with positive serum hCG ...
Lavi Noa N Department of Hematology & Bone Marrow Transplantation, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, - - 2014
Hematological malignancies during pregnancy are rare, which results in the absence of large prospective studies. The diagnosis is often delayed due to the symptom similarity to those of pregnancy and the recommendation to avoid imaging studies during gestation. Management of hematological malignancies during pregnancy poses challenges both to the patient ...
Dars Saira S Saira Dars, MS Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad, Sindh, - - 2014
To assess the maternal morbidity and perinatal outcome in pre-term pre mature rupture of membranes between 24 to 37 weeks gestation. This observational study was carried out in Gynaecology & Obstetrics Unit - I, at University Hospital Hyderabad, from October 2010 to October 2011. It included one hundred patients admitted ...
Osunde Od O Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, - - 2014
Ludwig's angina is a rapidly spreading cellulitis that may produce upper airway obstruction often leading to death. The present paper reviews the management of Ludwig's angina in the third trimester of pregnancy. The inherent dangers to the mother and her unborn child are highlighted. The case files of pregnant patients ...
Ikeako Lc L Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, Anambra, - - 2014
Unsafe abortion accounts for a greater proportion of maternal deaths, yet it is often not adequately considered in discussions around reducing maternal mortality. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern of unsafe abortion and the extent to which unsafe abortion contributes to maternal morbidity and mortality in ...
Rezaie Kahkhaie Kolsoum K Zabol Medicinal Plants Research Center, Zabol University of Medical Sciences (ZBUMS), Zabol, IR - - 2014
Oligohydramnious is threatening condition to fetal health for which some treatment are available and some are under evaluation. Oligohydramnious, is associated with increased pregnancy complication, congenital anomalies and perinatal mortality. There is an inverse relationship between the amniotic fluid index (AFI) and the adverse perinatal outcome. Oligo hydramnlious is clinical ...
Ceylan N N Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Education and Research Hospital , - - 2014
The aim of study was to evaluate placental protein-13 (PP-13) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) in 1st trimester maternal serum, for predicting pre-eclampsia. A prospective case-control study included 30 pre-eclampsia patients and 90 control pregnant women. Pre-eclampsia patients were divided into two subgroups: early- and late-onset (9 vs 21), and ...
Parker Margaret G - - 2014
To evaluate the association between prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) is associated with early vs. late and medically-induced vs. spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) subtypes. Using data from the Boston Birth Cohort, we examined associations of prepregnancy BMI with 189 early (<34 completed weeks) and 277 late (34-36 completed weeks) medically-induced ...
Rose Hannah L HL Department of Haematology, Austin Health, Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC, 3084, - - 2014
There is a significantly increased risk of pregnancy complications in women with anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS). The risk is further heightened in those with previous arterial or venous thromboembolism and so-called 'triple positivity' for anti-phospholipid antibodies (i.e., when lupus anticoagulant, and anti-cardiolipin (aCL) and anti-β2 glycoprotein-I (anti-β2Gp-I) antibodies are all detected). ...
Takami Mio M Perinatal Center for Maternity and Neonate, Yokohama City University Medical Center, - - 2014
To evaluate pregnancy outcomes in women with uterine anomalies by applying a method for diagnosing and classifying congenital uterine malformations. Retrospective study. Tertiary care center. Ninety-four women with uterine anomalies who delivered after 22 gestational weeks. Excluding the 14 women with a history of surgery and 7 with one endometrial ...
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