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Sinhabahu Vindika Prasad - - 2014
Dengue in pregnancy is associated with many maternal and foetal outcomes including perinatal transmission of dengue infection. A baby was born by emergency caesarean section due to foetal distress and meconium stained liquor, to a 27-year old primi-gravidae, Sinhalese female, who was febrile during and 2 days prior to labour. ...
McGready Rose R Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand; Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United - - 2014
There is a paucity of published reports on pregnancy outcome following scrub and murine typhus despite these infections being leading causes of undifferentiated fever in Asia. This study aimed to relate pregnancy outcome with treatment of typhus. Data were analyzed from: i) pregnant women with a diagnosis of scrub and/or ...
Huynh Bich-Tram BT Research Institute for Development, UMR 216, Paris, France UMR 216, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, - - 2014
According to the present WHO guidelines, the drug prevention of malaria during pregnancy does not cover adequately the first trimester of gestation in high transmission areas. Although the pathophysiological mechanisms of early infections are not completely understood yet, a review of the most recent studies on the topic suggests that ...
Odongo Charles O - - 2014
The WHO recommends supervised administration of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) as intermittent preventive treatment for malaria (IPTp) during pregnancy. Logistical constraints have however favoured unsupervised intake of SP-IPTp, casting doubts whether recent guidelines requiring more frequent intake can be effectively implemented. To propose strategies for enhancing compliance under limited supervision, this study ...
Ononge Sam - - 2014
Anaemia in pregnancy is a major public health problem especially in the low-income countries where it is highly prevalent. There has been no recent study in Uganda about the factors associated with anaemia in pregnancy. We aimed to assess the current haemoglobin (Hb) status and factors associated with anaemia (Hb ...
Barber Bridget E BE Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin 0811, Northern Territory, Australia Infectious Diseases Society Sabah-Menzies School of Health Research Clinical Research Unit, Kota Kinabalu 88560, Sabah, - - 2014
 Plasmodium knowlesi is the commonest cause of malaria in Malaysia, however little is known regarding infection in pregnancy.  To investigate comparative risk and consequences of knowlesi malaria in pregnancy, we reviewed (1) Sabah Health Department malaria-notification records 2012-2013, (2) prospectively-collected data from all adult female PCR-confirmed malaria patients admitted to ...
Rumisha Susan F - - 2014
Universal access to and utilization of malaria prevention measures is defined as every person at malaria risk sleeping under a quality insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) and every pregnant woman at risk receiving at least two doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP). This study aimed to determine factors affecting accessibility, availability and utilisation ...
Scott Susana - - 2014
In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to cause over 10,000 maternal deaths and 75,000 to 200,000 infant deaths. Successful control of malaria in pregnancy could save lives of mothers and babies and is an essential part of antenatal care in endemic areas. The primary objective is to determine the protective efficacy ...
Marchesini Paola P Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
In Brazil, malaria remains a disease of major epidemiological importance because of the high number of cases in the Amazonian Region. Plasmodium spp infections during pregnancy are a significant public health problem with substantial risks for the pregnant woman, the foetus and the newborn child. In Brazil, the control of ...
Rutkowski Krzysztof K Allergy Department, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United - - 2014
RhD immunoglobulin G (anti-D) administered to pregnant Rh(-) women prevents Rh isoimmunisation. Its use has significantly reduced the incidence of haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn previously responsible for one death in every 2200 births. In pregnancy, acute drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis can have serious deleterious effects on ...
Agboghoroma C O CO Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National Hospital, Abuja, - - 2014
Pregnant women suffer more frequent and severe malaria than non-pregnant women. Malaria in pregnancy contributes to the high maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in Africa. To review the burden and highlight the current management and prevention strategies for control of malaria in pregnancy in Africa. Papers for this review ...
Chadud Carolina Schneider CS Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College Sciences of Santa Casa of São Paulo (FCMSCSP), São Paulo-SP, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To compare ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) tubes and plasma preparation tubes (PPT) for evaluating maternal plasma during the first trimester of pregnancy. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 24 male fetuses in women between 6 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. Blood samples (10 mL) were collected and ...
Lammers Jenna J Service de Médecine et biologie du développement et de la reproduction, CHU de Nantes, 38 boulevard Jean Monnet, 44093 Nantes, - - 2014
Time-lapse analysis of tripronucleated zygotes obtained in ICSI cycles showed that 75.4% cleaved into embryos. These embryos subsequently demonstrated slower developmental kinetics than normally fertilized embryos.
Okusanya B O BO Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos , Lagos - - 2014
Detection of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in pregnancy is important to avert the attendant morbidities. Therefore, we assessed the use of chlorhexidine reaction to detect ASB in pregnancy. This was a prospective study, which compared chlorhexidine reaction with dipstick tests and urine culture in 150 asymptomatic pregnant women. Urine cultures detected ...
De Nys Hélène M HM Epidemiology of Highly Pathogenic Microorganisms, Robert Koch-Institute, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany. - - 2014
The diversity of malaria parasites (Plasmodium sp.) infecting chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and their close relatedness with those infecting humans is well documented. However, their biology is still largely unexplored and there is a need for baseline epidemiological data. Here, the effect of pregnancy, a well-known risk factor for malaria in ...
Tahmasebpour Ahmad-Reza - - 2012
Objectives- Shortening of the fetal long bones is a sonographic soft marker for screening of Down syndrome in the second trimester that can be influenced by ethnicity. The purpose of this study was to provide normal reference ranges for femur and humerus diaphysis length during the second trimester of pregnancy ...
Erol Erdal - - 2012
Nocardioform placentitis associated with gram positive branching actinomycetes caused a record number of abortions in mares diagnosed by the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) affecting the 2011 foal crop (2011 foal crop: the cohort of foals conceived during the 2010 breeding season). The goal of the present study ...
Hwang Han Sung - - 2012
Abstract Objective. The aim of our study was to investigate the change of count and the status of cellular senescence in fetal endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) obtained from the umbilical cord blood of women with fetal growth restriction (FGR). Methods. Fetal EPCs were obtained from thirty five normal and thirty ...
Menon Ramkumar - - 2012
Rupture of the fetal membranes is a common harbinger of imminent labor and delivery. Telomere shortening is a surrogate for oxidative stress (OS) and senescence. Fetal leukocyte and placental membrane DNA telomere lengths were evaluated to determine their association with preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes (pPROM) or spontaneous preterm ...
Koutroulis Ioannis - - 2011
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common pregnancy dermatosis. This evidence-based review article provides an evaluation of AD in gestation. Our literature search revealed 4 epidemiologic studies on AD in pregnancy, and a total of 55 articles that provide the basis for this review. The limitations of epidemiologic studies included ...
Le Katie - - 2011
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis is a rare, cyclical eruption that occurs in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy. Many manifestations have been reported including cyclical eczema, urticaria, erythema multiforme, stomatitis and even anaphylaxis. The condition spontaneously resolves after menopause. As histopathology is non-specific, the diagnosis rests on ...
DiPietro Janet A JA Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., W1033, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. - - 2011
Maternal salivary cortisol was measured at weekly intervals from 24 to 38 weeks gestation. The total sample consisted of 120 women enrolled in staggered intervals in such a way as to generate weekly measures of salivary cortisol during the latter half of pregnancy. Hierarchical linear modeling revealed the expected increase ...
Borges V - - 2011
Malignant melanoma is among the malignant tumors whose incidence has risen markedly in recent decades. For many years the medical community debated the potential adverse effects of female hormones (whether of exogenous or pregnancy-related endogenous origin), on melanocytic nevi and malignant melanoma. Given that women have been delaying pregnancy until ...
Yahata Tetsuro - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To describe the hysteroscopic resection of a large atypical polypoid adenomyoma (APA) in a young patient followed by a successful pregnancy. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata, Japan. PATIENT(S): A 29-year-old female who had an endocervical tumor 4 cm ...
Bilardo C M - - 2011
Low-resistance hepatic artery (HA) flow has been reported in severely growth-restricted fetuses. The same finding has been incidentally observed in first-trimester fetuses with enlarged nuchal translucency (NT). The aim of this study was to investigate HA flow in first-trimester fetuses. Crown-rump length (CRL), NT, ductus venosus (DV) pulsatility index for ...
Weichert J - - 2011
To investigate the incidence and clinical impact of prenatally diagnosed persistent right umbilical vein (PRUV) in a referral population and to evaluate the findings together with those from previous publications. This was a retrospective analysis of 39 cases with PRUV diagnosed in three tertiary referral centers for prenatal medicine between ...
Arneja Sarabjeet Kaur - - 2011
Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis (DPL) is a rare hormone-dependent disease entity occurring primarily in women of reproductive age group subjected to an altered hormonal milieu. The lesion is characterized by numerous subperitoneal nodules of benign smooth muscle proliferations which usually mimic the macroscopic appearance of metastatic malignancy. In 70% of cases, ...
Tarnawa Edward - - 2011
: Uterine leiomyomas are the most common pelvic tumor, and a frequent indication of the need for gynecologic surgery. Although usually asymptomatic, life-threatening cases can occur. We present a case of critical hypercalcemia associated with a leiomyoma during pregnancy with the intention of highlighting the endocrinology of leiomyomas, features shared ...
Li L - - 2011
Our objectives were to compare the size and volume of the developing fetal thymus obtained by two-dimensional ultrasound (2D-US) and three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US), develop normative data for thymus volume (TV), and investigate TV in fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD) and normal twin gestations. We studied 321 fetuses (gestational age ...
Kisilevsky Barbara S - - 2011
To compare fetal heart rate (HR) response to the mother's voice in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia with those of fetuses in uneventful, normotensive pregnancies. Fifty fetuses (n = 22, preeclampsia; n = 28, uneventful, normotensive pregnancies) between 32 and 40 weeks gestational age were recruited. Each fetus was presented with ...
Li Thomas K T - - 2010
To determine haematological parameters in fetuses affected by homozygous α(0)-thalassemia. This was a cross-sectional retrospective study reviewing 546 blood samples (268 fetal and 278 neonatal cord) being collected between 1993 and 2006, from 12 weeks' gestation onwards for any indication, including the prenatal diagnosis of homozygous α(0)-thalassemia, other haematological disorders, ...
Koyama Shinsuke - - 2011
Pseudomyxoma peritonei is an extremely rare condition characterized by the presence of gelatinous ascites and disseminated intra-peritoneal mucinous tumors. To our knowledge, there have been only two case reports of pseudomyxoma peritonei during pregnancy in 2009, both of which originated from the appendix. We present the first case of pseudomyxoma ...
Li Xiao Bing - - 2010
To present fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ocular measurement ranges by gestational age (GA) in normal and growth-restricted fetuses. A total of 298 pregnant women from the 18th to the 39th week of gestation were imaged using MRI. Ocular measurements including binocular distance (BOD), interocular distance (IOD), transverse ocular diameter ...
Jeon Sun Rye - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the distribution of fetal frontomaxillary facial angles in a euploid Korean population at 11 weeks' to 13 weeks 6 days' gestation. Three-dimensional volumes of the fetal head were obtained from women with low-risk singleton pregnancies at 11 weeks' to 13 weeks 6 ...
Gupta Geetika - - 2010
To study the outcome of the fetuses with intracardiac echogenic focus (ICEF). All patients who were found to have one or more ICEF on sonographic (US) examination at our center from January 2007 through January 2009 were included in this retrospective study. ICEF was defined as a discrete area of ...
Alfaraj M A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal and infant surgical outcomes in fetuses with/without gastric dilation in a single centre cohort. METHODS: Retrospective study of all singleton pregnancies with a prenatal diagnosis of gastroschisis managed at University of Toronto perinatal centres (Jan 2001-Feb 2010). Digital prenatal ultrasound images were reviewed to determine fetal ...
Scotet Virginie - - 2010
Pregnancies medical follow-up and ultrasonography development have enabled detection of fetal echogenic bowel, a sign associated with various pathologies, including cystic fibrosis. Based on the long experience of a region where cystic fibrosis is frequent (Brittany, France), we describe disorders diagnosed in fetal echogenic bowel fetuses and assess ultrasonography ability ...
Wainwright Helen - - 2010
During the period 1991-2007, autopsy was undertaken in 13 fetuses with warfarin embryopathy. Pregnancy data and radiographic babygrams were available in each instance. Gestational age ranged from 17 to 37 weeks. Eleven of the fetuses had the characteristic nasal hypoplasia, but only three had radiological epiphyseal stippling. Cerebral hemorrhage was ...
Amari Feriel - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prenatal course and functional outcome for fetuses with spina bifida according to the level of the spinal lesion at prenatal ultrasound examination. DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center, Germany. POPULATION: A total of 103 fetuses with spina bifida identified between 1993 and 2008. METHODS: ...
Lapner Peter L C - - 2010
The presence of a sublabral recess has been observed in adult shoulders. It is unclear whether this occurrence is a developmental variation or is acquired. The primary objective of the study was to determine if a cleft exists between the superior labrum and the superior cartilaginous glenoid anlage during the ...
Oztürk Hasan - - 2011
The nasal bone is one of the important fetal structures to be radiologically evaluated in the first and second trimesters. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the nasal root and to determine the normal range of the naso-frontal angle, which may potentially be used as a predictive or diagnostic ...
Jancelewicz Tim - - 2010
The prognosis for multiple vs singleton pregnancies affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is not known. To improve the counseling of families with multiple gestation pregnancies complicated by CDH, we examined outcomes of a consecutive series of CDH cases occurring in multiple gestation pregnancy referrals. Clinical characteristics and morbidity and ...
Perlitz Yuri - - 2010
To determine the normal level of the conus medullaris (CM) of the spinal cord of normal fetuses at 20 to 24 weeks' gestation using abdominal sonography. Using a 4 to 8 MHz ultrasound abdominal transducer, CM was imaged in the midsagittal plane with the fetal spine facing toward the transducer. ...
Nevo Ori - - 2010
To describe the prenatal sonographic findings and pregnancy outcome of fetuses with transient occipital bone protuberance (TOBP). Five fetuses with TOBP were identified at routine 14 to 15 weeks ultrasound. The sonographic examination was repeated during pregnancy and the neonates were examined after birth. The occipital bone protuberance disappeared by ...
Solt Ido - - 2010
Sonographic finding of an esophageal pouch is considered pathognomonic for fetal esophageal atresia (EA). We investigated the clinical significance of this finding. Longitudinal sonographic follow-up in pregnancy and neonatal diagnostic work-up was performed in six fetuses with an esophageal neck pouch referred for polyhydramnios and a small or absent stomach. ...
Selvaraj Priya - - 2010
To evaluate the reproductive outcome following hysteroscopic septum resection in patients with primary and secondary (recurrent pregnancy loss [RPL] and bad obstetric history [BOH]) infertility. Retrospective study. Hysteroscopic septum resection was performed on 26 patients with a history of either recurrent pregnancy loss, BOH or infertility. The septum resection was ...
Luewan S - - 2011
Objective:To assess the effectiveness of liver length measurement in predicting hemoglobin (Hb) Bart's disease among fetuses at risk at mid-pregnancy.Study Design:Pregnant women at risk of fetal Hb Bart's disease at 18 to 22 weeks of gestation were enrolled in the study. All of them underwent liver length measurement just before ...
Ajayi Funminiyi A - - 2011
Objective.?We seek to determine whether (1) mean abdominal circumference (AC) of fetuses with gastroschisis is smaller than published normative values, (2) diagnosis of AC ?2.5th percentile is supported by postnatal diagnosis of small-for-gestational age (SGA) and (3) adverse neonatal outcomes are more common in fetuses affected by gastroschisis with a ...
Roman Ashley S - - 2011
The objective of this study is to evaluate neonatal and maternal outcomes of multiple gestations undergoing delayed-interval delivery at a single institution. A 10-year retrospective review of medical records of patients followed by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine practice in a university-based setting was performed. Patients met criteria for inclusion if a ...
Kagan K O - - 2010
To determine the prevalence and outcome of fetuses with holoprosencephaly, exomphalos and megacystis diagnosed at 11-13 weeks of gestation. As part of a prospective screening study for trisomy 21 in singleton pregnancies at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks' gestation, transabdominal ultrasound examination was performed to diagnose holoprosencephaly, ...
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