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Usta Ihab M - - 2008
More women are postponing pregnancy into the fourth and fifth decades of life for a variety of reasons. Advanced maternal age, traditionally defined as age more than 35 years, has been associated with increased obstetric morbidity and interventions. In addition, perinatal complications are reported to be higher in this patient ...
Pachydakis Anastasios - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism is a rare complication of pregnancy. Its peak incidence is in the perimenopausal period. CASE: A 31-year-old woman was admitted at 8 weeks of pregnancy with intractable hyperemesis and fatigue. After parathyroidectomy, at 18 weeks' gestation, she remained asymptomatic. Biochemistry gradually normalized, and her body mass index ...
Ko Ma-Lee - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To describe our experiences with laparoscopic management of complicated adnexal masses in the first trimester of pregnancy. DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. SETTING: A teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): Eleven patients with singleton pregnancy who underwent laparoscopic operation for complicated benign adnexal mass during their first trimester. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopic surgery for complicated ...
Pacini Laure - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the risk of aortic complications (aortic dissection or prophylactic aortic surgical replacement) associated with pregnancy in Marfan syndrome in the absence of specific care. BACKGROUND: Data are scarce on aortic complications during pregnancy in Marfan syndrome. METHODS: Retrospective study on a large population (415 patients) followed up in ...
Karmon Anatte - - 2008
Bariatric surgery is both a popular and highly effective treatment for obesity. Pregnancy after these procedures has proved safe, with certain gestational complication rates lower than those associated with pregnancy in the obese. Current recommendations suggest delaying pregnancy until after the first postoperative year to avoid gestation during the rapid ...
Bruce F Carol - - 2008
To identify and estimate prevalence rates of maternal morbidities by pregnancy outcome and selected covariates during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods in a defined population of pregnant women. We used electronic data systems of a large, vertically integrated, group-model health maintenance organization (HMO) to develop an algorithm that searched ...
Gregory Kimberly D - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to identify vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) success rates and maternal and neonatal complication rates for selected antenatal conditions. STUDY DESIGN: This was a population-based cohort study using administrative discharge data for women delivering in California hospitals during 2002. RESULTS: Among 41,450 women, ...
Egging David F - - 2008
Tenascin-X (TNX) is a large, multi-domain, extracellular matrix glycoprotein. Complete deficiency of TNX in humans leads to a recessive form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and TNX haploinsufficiency is a cause of hypermobility type EDS. EDS patients appear to have a higher risk of several complications during pregnancy, such as pelvic ...
Secko Michael - - 2008
Lipomatosis is a nonmalignant disease of unknown origin distinguished by overgrowth of nonencapsulated fatty tissue usually in the abdominal and pelvic cavities. Limited cases of complicated mediastino-abdominal lipomatosis have been described in the literature. We present a case of complicated diffuse lipomatosis mimicking ascites in a 65-year-old man.
Palmer Andrea B - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare, autosomal recessive disease, in which the absence of beta-lipoprotein results in the malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins. There are few reported complications from abetalipoproteinemia during pregnancy. We present a case of untreated abetalipoproteinemia complicating the puerperium. CASE: A 23-year-old, gravida 3, para 0020 woman presented to ...
Walsh Colin A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common non-obstetric indication for surgical intervention in pregnant women. The benefits of a laparoscopic over an open approach to appendicectomy are well established in the non-pregnant population. Data on the optimal surgical approach to acute appendicitis in pregnant women are conflicting. METHODS: A systematic ...
Patel Jitesh A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Early reports described adverse perinatal outcomes of pregnancies after weight loss surgery (WLS), which subsequently raised concerns regarding safety. Our objective was to investigate, in a community-based, academic, tertiary care center, the safety of pregnancies after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and its potential effect on obesity-related perinatal complications. ...
Ghidini Alessandro - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of pregnancy and childbearing on women with spinal cord injuries and their attitude toward pregnancy. Design and setting. State-wide questionnaire survey from two databases, Florida, USA. METHODS: Women with spinal cord injuries between 18 and 40 years were invited to participate. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Knowledge ...
Raghupathy Raj - - 2008
The phenomenon of pregnancy can be compromised by a number of complications, such as threatened abortion, recurrent spontaneous miscarriage, preeclampsia, and preterm delivery. Research conducted during the last decade has opened up the possibility that cellular immune effectors may underlie such pregnancy complications. Particularly interesting are the effects of pro-inflammatory ...
Hsieh Huan-Fa - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable access ports (TIAP) with cutdown method has few complications, but needs assessment of fluoroscopic system. METHODS: We present a method to confirm the position of TIAP catheter without fluoroscopic assessment. We use the cutdown method and trigger arrhythmia while introducing the TIAP catheter. RESULTS: This method was ...
Fountain Rebecca A - - 2007
Each year, increasing numbers of bariatric surgeries are being performed to reduce health risks related to obesity. The improvement in health for these patients has promoted an increase in the possibility of pregnancy for some woman. Because there are lifelong adjustments and the possibility of unique complications from bariatric surgery, ...
Blickstein Isaac - - 2007
Multiple birth rates have increased in most developed countries. The potential of a medical legal dispute increases when complications are common. Failure to perform the basic and standard care follow-up often misses the complication and the chance of a timely referral to a center experienced in the diagnosis and management ...
Passamonti Francesco - - 2007
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) may occur in women of childbearing age. To investigate the risk of pregnancy complications, we studied 103 pregnancies that occurred in 62 women with ET. The 2-tailed Fisher exact test showed that pregnancy outcome was independent from that of a previous pregnancy. The rate of live birth ...
Patil S B - - 2007
Pregnancy is a physiological state accompanied by a high-energy demand and an increased oxygen requirement. Augmented levels of oxidative stress would be expected because of the increased intake and utilization of oxygen. Evidence of increased oxidative stress in normal pregnancy in comparison with nonpregnant controls was estimated by measuring Thiobarbituric ...
Touboul C - - 2007
Our aim was to assess the long-term outcomes of infants born out of a pregnancy complicated by unexplained polyhydramnios. We retrospectively analysed a cohort of 173 singleton pregnancies with polyhydramnios. There were 24 singletons with unexplained polyhydramnios, defined as polyhydramnios where prenatal testing was negative. Infants were examined by a ...
Kockova Radka - - 2007
We present two cases of successful cardioversion of atrial fibrillation using intravenous ibutilide during pregnancy. One patient had atrial fibrillation, complicating the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and the other had a history of nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. No adverse maternal or fetal effects were observed during or after pregnancy in either case.
Gentile Salvatore - - 2007
There are a growing number of concerns about the utilization of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) in late pregnancy and the onset of perinatal complications. This review aimed to analyze and summarize the studies evaluating the risk of perinatal complications (such as low birth weight, preterm delivery, withdrawal or toxic phenomena, ...
Siddiqui Arshad - - 2007
We compared the use of one miniplate (n=36) with that of two miniplates (n=26) for the treatment of the mandibular angle in a randomised trial. There were no significant differences between the groups in total morbidity (22/36 compared with 14/26) or for individual complications. We conclude that two miniplates seem ...
Cormier Clint M - - 2006
Urolithiasis complicates up to one in every 200 pregnancies; consequently, the practicing obstetrician should be aware of the symptoms of urolithiasis, the diagnostic procedures available for its diagnosis, and their associated risks. These include ultrasound, urography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Diagnosis of urolithiasis during pregnancy can be a challenge as ...
Yap Y-S - - 2006
At our institution, a retrospective review of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in oncology patients had previously demonstrated a complication rate of 40.7%. Since then we have implemented strategies to reduce complications including staff and patient education, insertion technique modification and PICC maintenance utilizing a PICC nurse. The objectives of ...
Fieni Stefania - - 2006
Because women with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) are especially vulnerable to thromboembolic phenomena, pregnancy is a time of increased risk for both mother and fetus. However, pregnancies in affected women are rare; only case reports and small studies have been reported so far. We present the case of a 20-year-old ...
De, Utpal
Sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy is an extremely rare complication with fewer than 76 cases reported in literature. We report a case of sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy. The sigmoid colon was resected and Hartman′s colostomy was performed. The patient had a successful recovery. Aggressive resuscitation followed by early surgical intervention should ...
Lin Ching-Ho - - 2007
This work presents the vertical distributions of ozone and meteorological parameters observed with tethered ozonesondes and meteorological radiosondes in the lower atmosphere during an ozone episode on March 25-27, 2003, in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. Kaohsiung is a coastal industrial city with inland mountain ranges to the east. Extremely ...
Kumbani L C - - 2006
Pregnant women in Malawi receive information about pregnancy, labour and delivery during routine antenatal visits. This study aimed to explore knowledge of obstetric complications amongst primigravidae attending an urban health centre in Blantyre, Malawi. A descriptive study design was used. Recognition of obstetric complications in pregnancy, during labour and after ...
Brew O - - 2006
Previous literature published since 1910 on maternal blood histamine levels and complications of pregnancy have been reviewed, showing links between hyper-histaminemia occurring in specific gestational complications including preeclampsia, spontaneous abortion, preterm labour and hyperemesis gravidarum. These complications may present with symptoms similar to those of experimentally induced high blood histamine ...
Wiese Kathleen M - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Historically, the use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) thrombolysis in pregnancy has been regarded as relatively contraindicated. Underlying this stance has been the concern over the risk of bleeding complications in both mother and child. SUMMARY OF CASE: We report the successful use of intravenous recombinant tPA ...
Balki M - - 2006
Status epilepticus after electroconvulsive therapy is a rare complication, and its occurrence during pregnancy has not been reported previously. We discuss the case of a 31-year-old primigravida at 22 weeks of gestation, with a history of bipolar disorder, who underwent electroconvulsive therapy under general anesthesia. Following three treatments she developed ...
Franchi Franca - - 2006
The -1T variant of the annexin V gene, which has been suggested to have a protective role against thrombotic disease, was evaluated in 140 women with pregnancy complications and 317 control women with uncomplicated pregnancies. The presence of the -1 CT or TT genotype did not show a protective effect ...
Tuluc Madalina - - 2006
Subarachnoid hemorrhage represents a rare event in pregnancy with a high mortality rate. We present the case of a 39-year-old pregnant woman who developed right vertebral artery dissection with subsequent massive subarachnoid hemorrhage with fatal outcome. The macroscopic and microscopic autopsy findings are described. A review of the literature with ...
Matsumoto Hiroaki - - 2006
A 43-year-old female was treated with gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) for right frontal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) manifesting as absence seizures. Complete nidus obliteration was confirmed on angiography 4 years after GKS. However, she experienced recurrence of her previous seizures and delayed hemorrhage occurred within the treated nidus, despite absence of ...
Meurman J H - - 2006
Oral health was retrospectively studied in 207 women (mean age 30 years) in the Helsinki Womens' Hospital with the hypothesis that women with pregnancy complications and/or delivery complications would present poorer dental status than women without complications. Computerized dental records of the City of Helsinki Health Department were used with ...
Menees Stacy - - 2006
Physiologic changes of pregnancy leave women at increased risk for gallstone complications. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) during pregnancy was first reported in 1990 for the treatment of complicated gallstone disease. Since then, numerous reports have shown that if certain precautionary measures are taken, therapeutic ERCP can be safely performed during ...
Blackmore Emma Robertson - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Previous cross-sectional studies have highlighted a number of obstetric variables that may be associated with the development of broadly defined puerperal (post-partum) psychosis. These include: (a) primiparity, (b) pregnancy complications, (c) delivery complications, (d) Caesarean section, (e) female baby and (f) shorter gestation period. AIMS: To examine these risk ...
Leung Ting-Kai - - 2005
AIM: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a process with variable involvement of regional tissues or organ systems. Multifactorial scales included the Ranson, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) systems and Balthazar computed tomography severity index (CTSI). The purpose of this review study was to assess the accuracy of CTSI, ...
Drenthen Willem - - 2005
AIMS: To investigate magnitude and determinants of risks during pregnancy in women with Mustard or Senning repair for complete transposition of the great arteries (TGA). METHODS AND RESULTS: Using a nationwide registry (CONCOR), 70 women with Senning (23%) or Mustard (77%) repair for TGA were enrolled. A total of 28 ...
De Utpal - - 2005
Sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy is an extremely rare complication with fewer than 76 cases reported in literature. We report a case of sigmoid volvulus complicating pregnancy. The sigmoid colon was resected and Hartman's colostomy was performed. The patient had a successful recovery. Aggressive resuscitation followed by early surgical intervention should ...
Brumfield Steven S - - 2005
BACKGROUND: With advances in prenatal diagnosis and surgical technique more fetal interventions are being performed. There are limited data about the etiology, incidence, management, or long-term outcomes of complications associated with these procedures. CASE: A gravida had a fetus diagnosed with posterior urethral valve syndrome. During placement of a peritoneal-amniotic ...
Tyers A G - - 2005
AIMS: To assess the efficacy and complications of eyelid margin closure with 7/0 Vicryl or Vicryl Rapide suture with a buried knot at the grey line and to compare this with standard closure using silk with an external knot. METHODS: Analysis of a prospective, non-comparative, interventional case series using 7/0 ...
Brophy Patrick D - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Heparin (hepACG) and regional citrate anticoagulation (citACG) remain the most commonly reported continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) ACG methods employed. No prospective multi-centre published data exist that compare different ACG methods with respect to CRRT filter life span or patient complications. METHODS: A total of 138 patients from seven ...
Hall Lanniece F - - 2005
Obesity is dramatically increasing throughout the world and is known to be a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. By screening women for obesity and obesity-related complications, the obstetrician/gynecologist can help improve health outcomes for women and their infants. Many pregnancy complications have been linked to obesity ranging from ...
Kashiwagi Maki - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Although methadone maintenance is the standard treatment of opiate addiction in pregnancy, opinion as to its utility is divided. The aim of this study was to analyze polydrug abuse, pregnancy outcome and fetomaternal complications among pregnant women in a major Swiss methadone maintenance program. METHODS: Prospective data collection of ...
Rao G M - - 2005
It has been suggested that antioxidant systems are impaired in pregnancy induced hypertension and hence patients are exposed to oxidative stress. In order to investigate the relationship between lipid peroxidation and certain antioxidant parameters in blood of pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) cases, 25 normotensive and 23 PIH samples were studied. ...
Khoo Lisanne - - 2004
Outcome of percutaneous nephrostomy creation during pregnancy was retrospectively studied. Catheter insertion was successful in all cases (N = 8; 3% of all nephrostomies over a 5-year period), with one major complication (sepsis) and three minor complications. Catheters remained in situ for a mean of 9.4 days until the stone ...
Dorr Lawrence D - - 2004
Metasul metal-on-metal articulations have been used for 15 years in approximately 300,000 total hip replacements. We have used Metasul articulations in three clinical studies and have shown clinical success as measured by Harris hip scores and patient self-assessment; we also have had the usual mechanical complications. The only complications have ...
Niittyvuopio Riitta - - 2004
In this study, the course of 40 pregnancies in 16 women with essential thrombocythaemia (ET) was analysed retrospectively. Of the pregnancies, 45% were complicated, 55% uncomplicated, and 62% resulted in live birth. The most common complication was spontaneous abortion during the first trimester seen in 33% of all pregnancies and ...
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