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Ostensen Monika M National Center for Pregnancy and Rheumatic disease, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Trondheim, Trondheim, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to encourage discussion of reproduction issues in all patients of fertile age in order to prevent unplanned and ill-timed pregnancies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Counselling patients who desire children requires consideration of relevant reproductive health issues, including fertility, interaction of pregnancy and ...
Zhang Jie J aDepartment of Epidemiology bDivision of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, - - 2014
The purpose of this review is to critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of different data sources for pregnancy-related research in patients with rheumatic diseases. We describe challenges in studying adverse pregnancy outcomes in the setting of observational research, with a particular focus on the studies of maternal drug exposures. ...
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 ...
Tabb Karen Margaret KM a School of Social Work , University of Illinois , Urbana , IL , - - 2014
Objectives Tobacco use during pregnancy is a global health concern. To date the majority of research originates in developed countries, thus we have a need to better understand factors related to maternal health in developing countries. We examine the prevalence and correlates of smoking by ethnicity in a sample of ...
Okusanya Bo B Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: History-indicated cervical cerclage insertion is required when factors in a woman's history could predispose to spontaneous miscarriage or preterm birth. This retrospective study determined the pregnancy outcome after insertion of history-indicated cervical cerclage for at least one previous mid-trimester spontaneous abortion over a ten year period in a ...
Barzilay Eran E Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, 52621, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. Affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, - - 2014
Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to describe our experience with Amniotic band syndrome (ABS), define specific sonographic characteristics and common features. Methods Patients diagnosed with ABS underwent detailed ultrasound evaluation at the time of diagnosis and during follow-up. Their ultrasound examinations and medical records concerning the current ...
Tran Dt D Centre for Health Research, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, - - 2014
To investigate changes in tobacco smoking in two consecutive pregnancies and factors associated with the change. Population-based cohort study. New South Wales, Australia, 2000-10. A total of 183 385 women having first and second singleton pregnancies. Descriptive and multivariable logistic regression analyses of perinatal data linked to hospital admission data. Proportion ...
Doruk M M Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Education and Research Hospital , Ankara , - - 2014
We investigated adiponectin levels in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and normal glucose tolerance (NGT) at 24-28 gestational weeks. Fasting serum adiponectin, glucose and glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) were determined in 88 pregnant women, 44 with GDM and 44 with NGT. Pre-pregnancy and current body mass indices (BMI), weight gain ...
Patti F F Department G.F. Ingrassia-section of Neurosciences, University of Catania, Catania, - - 2014
Cyclophosphamide (Cyc) can induce ovarian failure and can have teratogenic effect. Few case reports of successful pregnancies after Cyc treatment in women with autoimmune diseases and malignancies have been described. To date, there are no data about Cyc effect on pregnancy outcomes in MS patients. To describe pregnancy outcomes in ...
Asıcıoglu O O Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital , İstanbul , - - 2014
In this retrospective study, we investigated patient characteristics and fetal and maternal outcomes of placenta praevia and accreta at two tertiary hospitals in Istanbul. A total of 364 pregnancies complicated by placenta praevia with (n = 46) and without (n = 318) placenta accreta managed between January 2005 and December ...
Skurtveit S S Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway; Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, - - 2014
To examine the association between maternal use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) in pregnancy and language competence in their children at age three taking into account maternal symptoms of anxiety and depression. Population-based prospective pregnancy cohort study. The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study; recruited pregnant women from 1999 ...
Kollmann M M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of - - 2014
Purpose: To determine causes of polyhydramnios and the respective perinatal outcome. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed cases with polyhydramnios at the Medical University Graz, Austria from 2003 - 2011. Inclusion criteria were single deepest pocket ≥ 8 cm, amniotic fluid index ≥ 25 cm, each of the latter parameters > 95th percentile or subjective impression. Etiologies, ...
Haber Jessica S JS Departments of Neurological - - 2014
Cavernous sinus cavernous hemangiomas in pregnancy are extremely rare lesions. The precise management of these lesions remains unknown. The authors present a case of a cavernous hemangioma in pregnancy, centered within the cavernous sinus that underwent postpartum involution without surgical intervention. A 34-year-old pregnant patient (gravida 1, para 0) presented ...
Abu-Zeitone Abeer A University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
In prior clinical studies of patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS), pregnancy was associated with fewer cardiac events (CEs) compared to before or after pregnancy. In recent animal studies involving rabbits with LQTS mutations, progesterone had favorable effects on CEs compared to estrogen. The effect of oral contraceptive therapy with ...
Asvold B O BO Department of Public Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Postboks 8905, N-7491 Trondheim, - - 2014
Are low serum concentrations of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in very early pregnancy associated with pre-eclampsia risk? Low hCG concentrations in very early pregnancy are associated with increased risk of severe pre-eclampsia. Low maternal serum concentrations of hCG early in pregnancy may indicate impaired proliferation or invasion of trophoblast cells, ...
Galyean A A Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Long Beach, CA and Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim, - - 2014
The decision of whether to retain or remove a previously placed cervical cerclage in women who subsequently rupture fetal membranes in a premature gestation is controversial and all studies to date are retrospective. We performed a multicenter randomized controlled trial of removal vs. retention of cerclage in these patients to ...
Moghazy Dalia - - 2014
A Krukenberg tumor is a rare and potentially deadly cause of elevated serum beta-hCG as part of a paraneoplastic syndrome. This study aims to describe the unusual case of a 36-year-old woman that presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with back pain and a positive urine pregnancy test. Assessment revealed ...
Althaf Mm M 1Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi - - 2014
Many patients with established end-stage renal disease on maintenance dialysis as a result of lupus nephritis are young females in their reproductive years. We report two such patients dialyzed with on-line hemodiafiltration who developed reactivation of lupus disease activity only when they conceived after initial systemic lupus erythematosus burnout. We ...
Nassr Ahmed Abobakr - - 2014
Abstract Objective: This study aims to evaluate cardiac function in fetuses with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) compared with healthy fetuses, using the left modified myocardial performance index (MPI) and the association between MPI and perinatal outcome. Methods: Pregnant women between 34 and 39 weeks of gestation, who met the criteria ...
Feig Denice S DS Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
OBJECTIVEWomen with diabetes in pregnancy have high rates of pregnancy complications. Our aims were to explore trends in the incidence of diabetes in pregnancy and examine whether the risk of serious perinatal outcomes has changed.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSWe performed a population-based cohort study of 1,109,605 women who delivered in Ontario, ...
Sarah-Jane L A M LA Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, Du Cane Road, London, UK, W12 - - 2014
To assess the influence of different characteristics of fibroids on pregnancy outcome. We identified women with fibroids ≥4 cm in size on ultrasonography at the dating scan between January 2002 and December 2012. The size (4-7cm, 7-10cm, >10cm), number (multiple/single), location (lower uterus/body of uterus) and type (intramural, combination of ...
Linna Milla S MS Hjelt Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To study pregnancy, obstetric, and perinatal health outcomes and complications in women with lifetime eating disorders. Female patients (n=2 257) treated at the Eating Disorder Clinic of Helsinki University Central Hospital during 1995-2010 were compared with unexposed women retrieved from the population (n=9028). Register-based information on pregnancy, obstetric, and perinatal ...
Hashmi Mahreen - - 2014
Obstetricians are familiar with postural headaches in their postpartum patients following spinal or epidural anaesthesia. The rare occurrence in the antepartum patient without inciting event, may pose a diagnostic and treatment dilemma with resultant prolongation of disabling headaches in affected patients.Awareness of this condition, if accurately diagnosed, may allow for ...
Takeda Akihiro A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital, Tajimi, Gifu, - - 2014
To report our experience with pregnancy outcomes after emergent laparoscopic surgery for acute adnexal disorders at less than 10 weeks of gestation when surgical intervention could be more invasive to intrauterine pregnancy. Gasless multiport laparoscopic surgery or transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site surgery was performed with securing of the surgical view by the ...
Baba Yosuke Y Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, 329-0498, - - 2014
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm (UAP) is considered a rare disorder after traumatic delivery or traumatic pregnancy termination such as cesarean section or dilatation and curettage, initially manifesting as genital hemorrhage. Our clinical impression contradicts these three assumptions; after traumatic delivery/termination, hemorrhage, and its rarity. Thus, we attempted to clarify these three ...
Yoshimatsu Jun J Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyze the causes and outcomes for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) occurring during pregnancy and postnatally. A nationwide study of pregnancy-related ICH in Japan was performed. We contacted 1582 facilities to identify women with ICH in pregnancy or postnatally between 1 January 2006 and 31 ...
Nakagawa Koji K Division of Reproductive Medicine, Sugiyama Clinic, Tokyo, - - 2014
To determine the efficacy of prostaglandin administration during the proliferative phase in order to improve pregnancy rates following frozen embryo transfer during a hormone replacement cycle (HRC). From September 2010 through March 2012, patients (n = 135) were recruited who had undergone oocyte retrieval during a stimulation cycle with clomiphene and had ...
Gollop N D ND The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital , Colney Lane, - - 2014
The prevalence of obesity during pregnancy is rising. Elevated BMI is a significant risk factor for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, including primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). Addressing the issues surrounding obesity in pregnancy presents many biological, social and psychological challenges. BMI is an easily measured and modifiable anthropometrical risk factor ...
Frates Mary C MC Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115 USA. - - 2014
Objectives To determine whether the distribution of transvaginal sonographic findings of ectopic pregnancy has changed since the studies done 20 years ago and to explore the correlation of tubal rupture with transvaginal sonographic findings and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels. Methods Patients with ectopic pregnancy who underwent transvaginal sonography before ...
Wood S Lindsay SL Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA. - - 2014
Objectives To determine whether a borderline amniotic fluid index (AFI) in the third trimester is associated with an increased rate of cesarean delivery for fetal intolerance of labor, meconium-stained amniotic fluid, and intrauterine growth restriction, among other adverse perinatal outcomes. Methods Patients with a diagnosis of a borderline AFI between ...
De Diego Raül R Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, Passeig Sant Joan de Déu 2, 08950 Esplugues, Barcelona, Spain. - - 2014
Objectives- To compare cervical volumes and vascularization indices using 3-dimensional power Doppler sonography among singleton pregnancies with threatened preterm labor and an asymptomatic short cervix. Methods- Three hundred asymptomatic healthy pregnant women between 24 and 34.6 gestational weeks were prospectively scanned for cervical length. If cervical length was short, defined ...
Heller Howard T HT Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115 USA. - - 2014
Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine how often a low-lying placenta, defined as a placenta ending within 2 cm of the internal cervical os but not covering it, diagnosed sonographically in the second trimester resolves before delivery. Methods After Institutional Review Board approval was obtained, 1416 pregnancies ...
Hilfiker-Kleiner Denise D Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Medical School Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, - - 2014
Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of complications in pregnancy worldwide, and the number of patients who develop cardiac problems during pregnancy is increasing. Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a potentially life-threatening heart disease that emerges towards the end of pregnancy or in the first months postpartum, in previously healthy women. ...
Tennfjord M K MK Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, PO Box 4014, Ullevål stadion, 0806, Oslo, Norway, - - 2014
There is limited knowledge on dyspareunia during pregnancy and postpartum and the role of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) in women with dyspareunia. Aims of the study were to investigate the presence of dyspareunia before and during pregnancy and postpartum, and to compare vaginal resting pressure (VRP), PFM strength, and ...
Gandhi Animesh C AC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital and Oshiwara Municipal Maternity Home, Mumbai, - - 2014
Pregnancy in a fibroid uterus is not rare. However cervical fibroid is rare in pregnancy and has unique management challenges. We report a case of cervical fibroid in a Gravida2 Para1 patient that was found incidentally in a routine ultrasound in the second trimester. The fibroid grew in pregnancy till ...
Liu Zheng Z Department of Child, Adolescent and Women's Health, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing 100191, - - 2014
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common complication during pregnancy, and gestational weight gain is one of the major and modifiable risk factors. This study aims to estimate the relationship between the rate of gestational weight gain before diagnosis of GDM and the subsequent risk of GDM. A case-control study ...
Roberts Devender D Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, - - 2014
Fetal survival is severely compromised when the amniotic membrane ruptures between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. Reduced amniotic fluid levels are associated with poor lung development, whereas adequate levels lead to better perinatal outcomes. Restoring amniotic fluid by means of ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion (AI) may be of benefit in improving ...
Arab Kholoud K Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To measure the incidence and outcomes of pregnancies in renal transplant (RT) patients and to identify risk factors of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Methods: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study using the United States Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2003-2010. The incidence of pregnancies in women with RT was ...
Jørgensen Kristian Tore KT Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital and Department of Rheumatology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, - - 2014
Objective. This study assessed the suggested association between pregnancy-associated hypertensive disorders, hyperemesis and subsequent risk of RA using a cohort with information about pre-pregnancy health.Methods. Self-reported information on pre-pregnancy health, pregnancy course, gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia and hyperemesis was available from 55 752 pregnant women included in the Danish National Birth ...
Rodriguez Ma Angeles MA Fetal Medicine Service, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine Department, Institut Universitari Quirón-Dexeus, Barcelona, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the ultrasound (US)/autopsy concordance in elective termination of pregnancies (TOP) due to fetal causes. We performed a retrospective evaluation of elective TOP from 2004-2012. Inclusion criteria were: gestational age at termination <24 weeks, fetal pathology and availability of US/autopsy data. Based on the ...
Karabul Nesrin N Villa Metabolica, Centre for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Langenbeckstr. 2, 55131 Mainz, - - 2014
The obstetric risk in patients with Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type II), a mainly skeletal muscle disorder, is unknown. The clinical course and the outcome of pregnancy, and the effect of pregnancy on disease manifestations or clinical signs and symptoms in Pompe disease were analyzed retrospectively using a questionnaire. ...
Goldman Randi H RH Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: - - 2014
To use patient-specific and cycle-specific characteristics to predict clinical pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, and spontaneous abortion rates after gonadotropin ovulation induction (OI)/IUI. Retrospective chart review. Academic fertility center. A total of 1,438 women who underwent 3,375 gonadotropin OI/IUI cycles. Individual and cycle-specific characteristics were evaluated to determine predictors of the rates ...
Bodiguel E E Hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou, AP-HP, 20, rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France; Service de neurologie, centre hospitalier Sainte-Anne, 1, rue Cabanis, 75014 Paris, France; Faculté de médecine, université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 12, rue de l'École de Médecine, 75270 Paris cedex 06, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
The question of pregnancy in patients with multiple sclerosis is regularly raised due to the prevalence of the disease in middle age women. The multiple sclerosis think tank (Groupe de Réflexion sur la Sclérose en Plaques [GRESEP]) decided to develop recommendations on this issue, with consideration to both the impact ...
Vilallonga Ramón R Unidad de Cirugía Endocrina, Bariátrica y Metabólica, European Center of Excellence (EAC-BS), Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España; Servicio de Cirugía General, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, - - 2014
Acute pancreatitis is a common cause of acute abdomen in pregnant women. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency at our institution and its management and outcomes. A retrospective analysis of a database of cases presented in 7 consecutive years at a tertiary center was performed. Between ...
Soeda Shu - - 2014
Uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is generally associated with uterine trauma such as dilatation and curettage, therapeutic abortion, uterine surgery and uterine malignant tumors(1)). Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is performed on patients with uterine AVM who have desire for future pregnancy(2)). Some successful pregnancies were reported after UAE for uterine AVM(5,6)), ...
Jabiry-Zieniewicz Z Z 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of - - 2014
Abstract Material: From 2000 to 2012 seven pregnant were admitted. None had Ltx, the varicose have been in the 1st stage. Each of them has been consulted by the obstetrician, transplant surgeon and anesthetist. The patient condition during pregnancy, labor and postpartum period was analyzed.Results: Pregnancy in 5 cases proceeded ...
Roman Amanda A Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Manhasset, NY, - - 2014
To determine the association of maternal serum analytes in pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) stratified by umbilical artery (UA) Doppler vs. pregnancies with appropriately grown for gestational age (AGA) and its potential use as screening model. Retrospective cohort evaluating first and second trimester maternal serum aneuploidy screening markers ...
Kacerovsky Marian M Biomedical Research Center, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Czech - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To determine the cervical fluid interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 levels in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) and the association of these interleukins with microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and histological chorioamnionitis (HCA). Methods: Sixty women with singleton pregnancies were included in this ...
Levron Jacob J IVF Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel, Affiliated to Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv , Israel - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: There are two most popular protocols for Frozen Embryo Transfer: the natural and the E2&P4 replacement cycles. There is still a controversy whether one is superior over the other. Purpose: To compare the outcome in patient groups undergoing FET following these protocols. Methods: About 1235 FET cycles were ...
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