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Giuggioli Dilia - - 2010
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) pregnant women show a high frequency of premature births and occurrence of renal crisis. Some evidences showed the role of L-arginine in the prevention and treatment of preeclampsia. Here, we report our experience on the effect of L-arginine treatment in four consecutive SSc pregnant women. Two patients, ...
Kelly Richard R Institute of Oncology, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK. - - 2010
In Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH), pregnancy is associated with increased maternal and foetal complications to such an extent that the condition has been considered relatively contra-indicated in PNH. Eculizumab has revolutionized the treatment of PNH. We evaluate its use in pregnancy to date. We report on seven patients exposed to ...
Harbison Laura - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy is a rare and poorly understood complication of pregnancy. Intrauterine pressure catheter placement is a procedure routinely performed in labor and delivery that is traditionally associated with few complications. CASE: A pregnant woman at term experienced anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy associated with cardiopulmonary failure, disseminated ...
Greer Laura G - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are at increased risk for complications from seasonal influenza. Early data suggest that influenza A (H1N1) may present an even greater risk. CASE: We present the case of a pregnant woman with severe pulmonary complications from 2009 H1N1 whose care was further complicated by delay in diagnosis ...
Harvey N C NC MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre, Southampton General Hospital, University of Southampton, School of Medicine, Southampton, - - 2010
Early growth is associated with later risk of osteoporosis and fractures. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationships between maternal lifestyle and body composition and neonatal bone size, geometry and density in the offspring. Participants were recruited from the Southampton Women's Survey, a unique prospective cohort of 12,500 ...
Chan Siu-Lung - - 2010
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ), a ligand-activated transcription factor, has protective roles in the cerebral circulation and is highly activated during pregnancy. Thus, we hypothesized that PPARγ is involved in the adaptation of cerebral vasculature to pregnancy. Non-pregnant (NP) and late-pregnant (LP) rats were treated with a specific PPARγ inhibitor GW9662 ...
Iavazzo C - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: The application of bariatric surgery has recently spread among obese women including women of reproductive age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We sought to present three cases of obese women undergoing bariatric surgery, their monitoring and complications during pregnancy. CONCLUSION: We suggest that conception should be postponed for at least 18 ...
Daas Adel Y AY Drs. Daas and Agha are also affiliated with the University of South Florida College of - - 2009
Although rare, pancreaticobiliary disease during pregnancy can pose a serious risk to both the mother and fetus. Data regarding the relative safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) during pregnancy are sparse. We performed a retrospective review of 17 ERCP procedures performed at a single tertiary care referral center between January ...
Craig Kelly L - - 2010
Fertility among women receiving conventional hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is very low. For those able to conceive it appears that infant survival is poor, and prematurity and its related complications are still commonplace. Nocturnal hemodialysis (NHD) is a form of intensive, self-administered hemodialysis whereby patients receive 3-4 times the duration ...
Kuy Sreyram - - 2009
BACKGROUND: This study is the first population-based measurement of outcomes after cholecystectomy during pregnancy. METHODS: We identified all pregnant women who underwent cholecystectomy in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1996-2006. Outcomes were fetal, maternal, and surgical complications, length of stay (LOS), and hospital cost. Pregnant and nonpregnant ...
Hromadnikova Ilona - - 2009
The aims of our research involved to investigate DYS-14 copy number variations in healthy males, to quantify extracellular DNA in maternal circulation in normal versus complicated pregnancies, and to study variations in the DYS-14 copy number in extracellular male fetal DNA. Fifty-five healthy males, 43 uncomplicated male singleton pregnancies (23 ...
Forray Ariadna A Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06511, USA. - - 2009
To assess the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in pregnant women with prior pregnancy complications. Seventy-six pregnant women at a maternal-fetal medicine referral clinic were asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire. Fifty-six women had a prior pregnancy complication (study group), and the remaining 20 had none (comparison group). Subjects ...
Shindo Kazumasa - - 2010
We encountered a 26-year-old Japanese woman with recurrent episodes of polymyalgia rheumatica-like symptoms associated with pregnancy. At a 13-week pregnancy, she was admitted to our outpatient clinic, complaining of myalgia on both thighs, shoulders and upper limbs. Laboratory examinations of blood yielded normal creatine kinase and mild elevation of erythrocyte ...
Williams Ned L - - 2009
Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is a metabolic disturbance resulting from severe thiamine deficiency classically described in malnourished alcoholics. Untreated, it can result in stupor, coma, and death. WE has previously been reported as a complication of pregnancy in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. We report a case of WE complicating pregnancy in ...
Campos da Silva Fernanda - - 2009
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute or subacute demyelinating polyneuropathy that rarely complicates pregnancy, but increases maternal and perinatal morbidity. A 15-year-old pregnant woman was admitted with ascending paralysis and acellular lumbar puncture suggestive of GBS. She required mechanical ventilation for 26 days, and was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and ...
Avital Abriel - - 2009
The present report concerns a young woman previously diagnosed as having childhood asthma who presented with a secondary spontaneous pneumothorax during the third trimester of pregnancy; at term a caesarean section was recommended for safety reasons. Post partum a severe fixed ventilatory defect unresponsive to inhaled bronchodilator and a short ...
Vanky Eszter - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate pregnancy complications and offspring sex ratio according to mode of conception in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Retrospective, descriptive study. SETTING: Tertiary, university hospital. POPULATION: A total of 176 women with PCOS diagnosed according to the Rotterdam criteria. METHODS: Women with PCOS who have participated ...
Kumar Neeta - - 2009
Iron Deficiency anemia ranks 9(th) among 26 diseases with highest burden. Asia bears 71% of this global burden. Adverse maternal and birth outcome associated with hemoglobin status renders the issue worth attention. Indian scenario has worsened over the period despite continuous international and national efforts. This indicates some lacunae in ...
Kurzrock Eric A - - 2009
As enterocystoplasty has become a routine procedure in pediatric urology, long-term complications are emerging in adult patients. Pediatric urologists in general do not follow their patients beyond late adolescence. The sequelae of enterocystoplasty have fallen into the hands of their adult colleagues. Some of the complications of enterocystoplasty, such as ...
Alabi Christian - - 2009
Microwave endometrial ablation (MEA) is the most commonly used new generation ablative technique in the UK. It is one of the new generation techniques recommended for management of menorrhagia by NICE. They are favoured over Tran cervical resection or ablation because of the ease of use and equitable effectiveness. Ablative ...
Sarris I - - 2008
Recent evidence implicates the immune system and the clotting mechanisms in the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD). This study investigates the association of steady state platelet count with the severity of SCD in pregnancy. A total of 40 SCD women who were asymptomatic early in pregnancy were studied retrospectively: ...
Jefferys Andrew - - 2008
Patients with significant renal impairment have difficulties maintaining a viable pregnancy due to maternal and fetal complications. Both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis support throughout pregnancy has been reported to assist in these pregnancies. We report our experience with the use of peritoneal dialysis in five cases leading to successful deliveries ...
Indraccolo U - - 2008
Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome(HELLP) is a severe pregnancy complication since it is life-threatening for both mother and fetus. When HELLP syndrome associates with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) or with other complications it is necessary to terminate the pregnancy; however, due to fetal prematurity, it may ...
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 ...
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