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Avivi Irit I Department of Hematology & Bone Marrow Transplantation, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, - - 2014
Diagnosis of acute leukemia during pregnancy presents significant medical challenges. Pancytopenia, caused by bone marrow substitution with leukemic cells, impairs maternal and fetal health. Chemotherapeutic agents required to be immediately used to save the mother's life are likely to adversely affect fetal development and outcome, especially if administered at an ...
Michaan Nadav - - 2014
A growing number of Eritrean and Sudanese refugees seek medical assistance in the labor and delivery ward of our facility. Providing treatment to this unique population is challenging since communication is limited and pregnancy follow-up is usually absent. To compare the perinatal outcome of refugees and Israeli parturients. The medical ...
Shen Chunjuan C Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan Hubei 430022, - - 2014
Advances in embryo culture technology and cryopreservation have led to a shift in in vitro fertilization (IVF) from early fresh or frozen-thawed cleavage embryo transfer to fresh or frozen-thawed blastocyst stage transfer. To compare the clinical outcomes of fresh embryo transfers and frozen-thawed embryo transfers. In this retrospective case control ...
Rahimi-Sharbaf Fatemeh F Perinatalogy Devision, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Placenta accreta is considered a life-threatening condition and the main cause of maternal mortality. Prenatal diagnosis of placenta accreta usually is made by clinical presentation, imaging studies like ultrasound and MRI in the second and third trimester. To determine accuracy of ultrasound findings for placenta accreta in the first trimester ...
Lazarus John J Thyroid Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Cardiff University, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Exeter, - - 2014
This guideline has been produced as the official statement of the European Thyroid Association guideline committee. Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) in pregnancy is defined as a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level above the pregnancy-related reference range with a normal serum thyroxine concentration. Isolated hypothyroxinaemia (defined as a thyroxine level below the 2.5th ...
Kulkarni Maitri M Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences , India - - 2014
Hypokalemic myopathy may range from numbness/weakness to complete paralysis. The aetiology may be congenital or acquired. It is characterized by acute muscular weakness with low levels of potassium (<3.5 meq/L). We present a case of 26-year-old multigravida at 36 weeks of gestation with gestational hypertension on treatment, who came with ...
Voskaridou Ersi E Thalassaemia Centre, 'Laiko' University General Hospital of Athens, Athens, - - 2014
Progress in the management of patients with thalassaemia intermedia (TI) enabled increasing rates of pregnancies among TI women worldwide. Nevertheless, information regarding TI pregnancy management and outcome is quite limited in the literature. The aim of this study was to report our experience regarding the maternal and fetal outcome of ...
Akgündüz Engin E Dr.Zekai Tahir Burak Women Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara, Turkey, Ankara, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To evaluate placental thickness, doppler velocimetry, biophysical profile and perinatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by idiopathic polyhydramnios. Materials and Methods: This prospective case control study was conducted on 139 pregnant women, of these 70 patients with idiopathic polyhydramnios comprised the study group and 60 pregnant women comprised the ...
Palomba Stefano S Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit (S.P., A.F., G.C., G.B.L.S.), Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, 42123 Reggio Emilia, Italy; Department of Endocrinology (F.O.), University "Parthenope" of Naples, 80100 Naples, Italy; Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology (A.T.) and Endocrinology (A.C.), University "Federico II" of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy; University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (G.B.L.S.), 41100 Modena, Italy; and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (F.Z.), University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, - - 2014
Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and pregnancy are conditions characterized by an increased low-grade chronic inflammation state. A higher incidence of pregnancy complications has been detected in pregnant PCOS women. Objective: The objective of the study was to test the hypothesis that the low-grade chronic inflammation state typical of PCOS ...
Randriambololona D D Faculté de médecine d'Antananarivo, université d'Ambohitsaina, hôpital universitaire de gynécologie et obstétrique de Befelatanana, Mahamasina, Antananarivo 101, - - 2014
Madagascar's population is predominantly young: those under 15 years account for 45% of the total population, and their number is expected to double again by 2025. First pregnancies accelerate particularly between the ages of 15 and 19 years among Malagasy teens. It seemed essential to know the profile of pregnant ...
Dickinson Jan E JE School of Women's and Infants' Health, The University of Western Australia; Women and Infants Research Foundation, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the contribution of amnioreduction to the management of singleton pregnancies complicated by symptomatic polyhydramnios. Retrospective review of all singleton pregnancies receiving at least one amnioreduction for polyhydramnios between 2000-2012 at a single obstetric unit providing a statewide service. The indications, procedural techniques and pregnancy outcomes were evaluated. 138 ...
Goldman Randi H RH Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine whether the success of intrauterine insemination (IUI) varies based on the type of healthcare provider performing the procedure. This was a retrospective cohort study set at an infertility clinic at an academic institution. The patients who comprised this study were 1,575 women who underwent 3,475 intrauterine insemination cycles ...
Cervellin Gianfranco G Emergency Department, Academic Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the rate of unexpected pregnancy diagnoses in the emergency department of the Academic Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy. Data for all patients with a positive β-human chorionic gonadotropin test between October 2008 and September 2012 were retrieved from the hospital records. Information on age, gender, country of birth, ...
Zhou J J 1] Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, 58 Zhongshan Road 2, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China [2] Department of Endocrinology, The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, 108 Yanjiangxi Road, Guangzhou, People's Republic of - - 2014
Background/Objectives:Observational studies relating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and pregnancy outcomes have reported conflicting results. The aim was to assess maternal 25(OH)D status and its association with pregnancy outcomes. A prospective observational study was carried out in Guangzhou city (23 ºN), China.Subjects/Methods:Pregnant women (n=2960) and healthy controls (n=100) were recruited at a ...
Kutuk Mehmet Serdar MS Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kayseri, - - 2014
The aim of this case series was to present the ultrasonographic findings, clinical features, management, and outcome of multiple pregnancies with complete hydatidiform mole and coexisting fetus (CHMCF). Sonographic features and obstetrical and perinatal outcomes of seven cases with CHMCF were analyzed retrospectively. A total of seven cases was included ...
El Marroun Hanan H The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus MC, Sophia Children's Hospital, 3000 CB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Antidepressant and anxiolytic medications are widely prescribed and used by pregnant women for acute and maintenance therapy. These drugs are able to pass the placental barrier, and may potentially influence fetal and brain development. It is possible that exposure to prenatal antidepressants or anxiolytic medication may disturb neurotransmitter systems in ...
Hiersch Liran L Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To determine whether artificial rupture of membranes (AROM) during active phase of labor augments uterine contractility using Electrical Uterine Myography (EUM). Study Design: A prospective study of 31 women with term singleton pregnancy during active phase of labor. Using a noninvasive EUM technique, electrical uterine activity was recorded ...
Tartagni M M Dimo gynecology and pharmacology section,university of Bari, policlinico, Bari ,Italy - - - 2014
To evaluate the hypothesis that pretreatment with dehydroepiandrosterone(DEHA) may improve the result on in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the pregnancy outcome among infertile women with normal ovarian reserve STUDY DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. 52 infertile patients received the long protocol IVF. Patients in Group 1, received 75 mg of ...
Efe Cumali C Department of Gastroenterology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) may present in all decades of life, also in childbearing age. Data on maternal and fetal outcome is limited. We aimed to investigate the impact of pregnancy and childbirth on the disease course and possible effects of PBC on fetal outcome. Retrospective study of local cases ...
Aoyama Kazuyoshi - - 2014
Management of the critically ill pregnant woman is complicated by potential adverse effects of both maternal illness and ICU interventions on the fetus. This paper reviews the potential risks to the fetus of maternal critical illness, including shock, hypoxemia, and fever, as well as the effects of critical care management, ...
Pecori Chiara - - 2014
Most of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients undergo disease modifying drug (DMD) therapy at childbearing age. The objective of this prospective, collaborative study, was to assess outcomes of pregnancies fathered by MS patients undergoing DMD. Structured interviews on pregnancies fathered by MS patients gathered in the Italian Pregnancy Dataset were collected; ...
Pilone Vincenzo V Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, - - 2014
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) is a safe and effective treatment for obesity. A strong evidence links weight loss with improved fertility outcomes and reduced gestational complications in subsequent pregnancies. Our aim is to describe the impact of LAGB on maternal and neonatal outcomes. Data were collected retrospectively from the ...
Villegas Emilia - - 2014
Ectopic pregnancy after hysterectomy is a very rare condition, but it must be kept in mind in women with history of hysterectomy who present with abdominal pain and ecographic adnexal heterogeneous images. Since first described by Wendeler in 1895, at least 67 ectopic pregnancies (tubal, ovarian and abdominal) have been ...
Scully Marie M UCLH, London, United States; - - 2014
Pregnancy can precipitate TTP. We present a prospective study of TTP cases from the UK TTP registry with clinical and laboratory data from the largest cohort of pregnancy-associated TTP and describe management through pregnancy, averting fetal loss and maternal complications. 35 women presented with a first TTP episode during pregnancy: ...
Chahwala Veer V Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, - - 2014
Thoracic aortic aneurysm is a rare condition that carries a critical risk of rupture and mortality. These risks are increased during pregnancy because of a progressively hyperdynamic pattern of circulation. Simultaneously, pregnancy-imposed limitations on the use of ionized radiation and intravenous contrast agents may render conventional techniques for imaging and ...
McCoy Brittany M BM Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington, - - 2014
Parental severe mental illness (SMI) is associated with an increased risk of offspring autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We conducted a study to examine the extent to which risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and small for gestational age mediated this association. We obtained ...
Vouga Manon M Materno-fetal and Obstetrics Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternity, University Hospital, Lausanne, - - 2014
Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma spp. may colonize the human genital tract and have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm labour and preterm premature rupture of membranes. However, as these bacteria can reside in the normal vaginal flora, there are controversies regarding their true role during pregnancy and ...
Polat Mehtap M Anatolia IVF and Women Health Center, Ankara, - - 2014
Background/Aims: To analyze whether the presence of endometriosis per se is associated with inferior pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Methods: Between July 2005 and November 2012, a total of 485 patients with endometriosis under the age of 38 years undergoing their first IVF attempt at our ...
Guiliano M M Pôle Femme Mère Nouveau-né et Pôle d'Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre, Université Lille Nord de France, 1 rue Eugène Avinée, Lille Cedex 59037, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Uterine rupture is a rare but potentially catastrophic complication of pregnancy that requires rapid diagnosis. Classically, its signs and symptoms combine pain, fetal heart rate (FHR) abnormalities, and vaginal bleeding. The purpose of this study is to identify these signs and symptoms as well as the immediate complications of complete ...
Feld Joy J Carmel medical center, Rheumatology, 7 Michal st. , Haifa, - - 2014
Abstact Objective To assess the fetal outcomes of pregnancies of systemic lupus erythrematosus (SLE) patients in northern Israel. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted. The association between demographic characteristics, disease-related variables and adverse pregnancy outcome was assessed. Results Data were collected regarding 59 pregnancies of 35 SLE patients; 77.1% ...
Kim Ji Ye JY The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
To compare operative and obstetric outcomes of laparoendoscopic single site myomectomy (LESS-M) versus conventional laparoscopic myomectomy (conventional-LM). Prospective matched case-control study. A university hospital and a tertiary care center. Forty-five women underwent LESS-M (LESS-M group) and 90 women received conventional LM (conventional LM group) INTERVENTION: LESS-M or conventional LM. ments: ...
Abbasi Nimrah N Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jewish General Hospital, 5790 Cote-Des-Neiges Road, Pav H, Room 325, Montreal, QC, H3S 1Y9, - - 2014
The purpose of our study was to evaluate obstetrical and fetal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by acute appendicitis, and to specifically evaluate the impact of peritonitis. We conducted a population-based cohort study using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2003 to 2010 to evaluate perinatal outcomes in ...
Shapiro Daniel B DB Reproductive Biology Associates, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA - - 2014
Does the type of luteal support affect pregnancy outcomes in recipients of vitrified blastocysts? Luteal support with vaginal progesterone gel or i.m. progesterone (IMP) results in comparable implantation and pregnancy rates in IVF patients receiving vitrified blastocysts. In fresh IVF cycles, both IMP and vaginal progesterone have become the standard ...
Thompson Mary Lou ML Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, - - 2014
Preeclampsia (PE) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) adversely affect pregnancy outcomes and the subsequent health of both mother and infant. It is known that elevated pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) is associated with increased risk of these obstetrical complications. However, little is known about the role of adult weight patterns ...
Reich Michael M Department of Ophthalmology and Interdisciplinary Uveitis Center, University of Heidelberg , Heidelberg , - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: Comparison between the risk of recurrence during pregnancy with nonpregnant periods in patients with ocular toxoplasmosis (OT). Methods: Records of 40 women were retrospectively reviewed. The women were subdivided into either a pregnant group or a control group formed by nonpregnant women during follow-up. Comparable cases from the ...
Sato Takahiro T Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai 980-8574, - - 2014
The present study was performed to evaluate pregnancy outcomes in women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in Japan. This multi-institutional retrospective study was conducted in 40 general hospitals in Japan during 2003-2009. We evaluated 369 and 579 pregnant women with type 1 and type 2 DM, ...
Guilbaud L L Unité de Médecine Fœtale et d'Echographie, Pôle de Périnatalité, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, APHP, Paris 6, 26 Avenue A. Netter, 75012, Paris, - - 2014
The prevention of Chiari type II malformation (CM) is commonly used as a primary outcome for the evaluation of techniques of fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) surgery in the fetal lamb. The aim of our study was to investigate the frequency of the associated CM in the MMC fetal sheep model and ...
Shapiro Bruce S BS Fertility Center of Las Vegas; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Recent dramatic increases in success rates with frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) are encouraging, as are numerous findings of several reduced risks with FET when compared with fresh transfer. These reduced risks include low birth weight and prematurity, among others. However, FET is also associated with increased risks of macrosomia and ...
Holman N N National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network, Public Health England, York; Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, - - 2014
To explore the additional risk of stillbirths and to quantify that risk according to gestational age among women with diabetes. Data on pregnancies ending in 2007 and 2008 in women with pre-gestational diabetes in three English regional audits were identified. A prospective audit collected data on all pregnancies delivering between ...
Peleg David D Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ziv Medical Center, Bar-Ilan University Medical School, Zefat, - - 2014
Objective Because of the known complications of fetal macrosomia, our hospital's policy has been to discuss the risks of shoulder dystocia and cesarean section (CS) in mothers with a sonographic estimated fetal weight (SEFW) ≥ 4,000 g at term. The present study was performed to determine the effect of this policy on CS rates ...
Friedel David D David Friedel, Stavros Stavropoulos, Shahzad Iqbal, Division of Gastroenterology, Winthrop Medical Center, Mineola, NY 11501, United - - 2014
About 20000 gastrointestinal endoscopies are performed annually in America in pregnant women. Gastrointestinal endoscopy during pregnancy raises the critical issue of fetal safety in addition to patient safety. Endoscopic medications may be potentially abortifacient or teratogenic. Generally, Food and Drug Administration category B or C drugs should be used for ...
Korabecna Marie M Institute of Biology and Medical Genetics, First Faculty of Medicine , Prague , Czech Republic - - 2014
Abstract Apoptosis of tissues of fetal origin is thought to be one of the main sources of cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in maternal circulation, impaired apoptosis is also involved in the mechanisms contributing to recurrent spontaneous miscarriages (RSM) associated with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The APS increases the risk for preeclampsia ...
Roy K K KK Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) , New Delhi , - - 2014
A retrospective analysis of 11 pregnancies complicated by isolated fetal congenital complete heart block (CCHB) in anti-SSA/Ro antibody positive women was carried out at a tertiary hospital in India to study the perinatal outcome. The mean gestational age at the time of detection of fetal CCHB was 24.5 ± 3.1weeks. ...
Brouwer Jenny J Department of Rheumatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Division of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The - - 2014
Many female rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients attempting to conceive have a time to pregnancy (TTP) of >12 months. During this period RA often cannot be treated optimally. We sought to identify clinical factors associated with prolonged TTP in female RA patients. In a nationwide prospective cohort study on pregnancy in RA ...
Talebi Chahvar Solmas S Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, England, United Kingdom; Department Clinical Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via F.Corridoni 11, 60123 Ancona, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study compared the effect on blastocyst development and clinical outcome of coasting in women at increased risk of moderate-severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS; n = 389) with a control group matched for age and basal FSH that did not undergo coasting (n = 386) in IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. The main outcome ...
Haas Jigal J Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2014
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication of fertility treatment. This study evaluated pregnancy outcomes of women hospitalized for severe OHSS. A case-control study was performed of 125 women who were hospitalized due to severe OHSS compared with a control group, consisting of 156 women matched ...
Dempsey Mark M Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Rotunda Hospital - - 2014
Abstract Objective: We sought to determine subsequent pregnancy outcomes in a cohort of women with a history of unexplained RM who were not receiving medical treatment. Study Design: This was a prospective cohort study, of women with a history of three unexplained consecutive first trimester losses, who were recruited and ...
Neuman Gal G 1Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and The University of Toronto 2Motherisk Program, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
We describe the case of a 41 year-old woman, planning a pregnancy, who had a spontaneous abortion and subsequently was found to have high blood mercury levels. The source of high mercury was in her diet that contained fish as her main source of protein. Serial measurements of mercury in ...
Fernandez H H AP-HP, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Bicêtre, 78 rue du Général Leclerc, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, 94270, France; CESP-INSERM U1018, 82 rue du Général Leclerc, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, 94276, France; Université Paris Sud, 63 rue Gabriel Péri, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, 94270, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
To compare the rates of pregnancy among women who underwent Essure(®) hysteroscopic sterilization versus tubal ligation in France between 2006 and 2010. Retrospective cohort study. Hospital care in France (nationwide). Anonymised database of all hospital discharge summaries in France. Recruitment was based on procedure codes in the national database of ...
Lepais L L Centre de Pathologique Nord, Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, 103 Grande Rue de la Croix-Rousse, 69317 Lyon Cedex 04, - - 2014
to test the hypothesis that placental fetal thrombotic vasculopathy (FTV) is associated with obstetric complications and predisposes the child to unfavorable outcomes. 54 placentas with FTV lesions and 100 placentas without FTV lesions were collected over a 5-year period at the Croix-Rousse Pathology Department. Clinical findings including maternal, fetal, neonatal ...
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