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Towery R - - 1993
A retrospective review of 125 pregnant women with blunt injuries admitted to a level I trauma center over a 35-month period was performed. The usefulness of three diagnostic tests, fetal ultrasound (US), external fetal monitoring (EFM), and Kleihauer-Betke (KB) tests in detecting fetal or pregnancy-associated complications was evaluated. The majority ...
Tabacova S - - 1993
Certain complications of pregnancy, e.g., threatened spontaneous abortion, toxemia, emesis, and anemia, were studied in pregnant women living in industrial areas contaminated by smelters and the petrochemical industry. Exposure to lead or aromatic hydrocarbons was assessed in parallel by the determination of these agents or their metabolites in blood and ...
Mantello M T - - 1993
The occurrence of a neurologic event during pregnancy or the puerperium may have devastating consequences for mother and child. It is imperative that the radiologist be familiar with the entities likely to be encountered in pregnancy so that these patients can be examined rapidly and efficiently. The importance of early ...
Sykes P - - 1993
AIMS: To review the admissions to Christchurch Women's Hospital with complications of termination of pregnancy. To estimate complication rates from Christchurch institutions and compare this with the international literature. METHODS: Relevant admissions were recorded by admitting staff. The hospital notes were retrospectively analysed. The complication rates were estimated from Christchurch ...
Mordel N - - 1993
Pregnancy during familial Mediterranean fever complicated with amyloidosis and severe nephrotic syndrome is rare and may cause several maternal and fetal complications. Asymmetrical intrauterine growth retardation, superimposed preeclampsia, thromboembolic phenomena, resistant anemia and renal failure only partially represent the possible complications. A successful outcome of a full-term pregnancy is presented ...
Burger J - - 1993
To determine whether mothers with complicated pregnancies are at increased risk of postpartum depression and whether their children are at increased risk of being perceived as vulnerable, the investigators conducted an interview survey of mothers of 1095 children aged 4 to 8 in a community-based sample of primary care pediatric ...
Verdoux H - - 1993
Information on pregnancy and birth complications was collected for 46 patients with DSM-IIIR schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and for 23 normal controls. Pregnancy complications were more frequent and birth complications more frequent and more severe in schizophrenics than in bipolar patients or in normal controls. In contrast with other findings ...
Heffner J E - - 1992
Pleural effusions, pneumomediastinum, and pneumothorax are known complications of pregnancy. Although reported in small series and anecdotal case reports, the serious nature of these complications and the potential for misdiagnosis during the events of labor and delivery warrant a careful review of the available literature. In this article the incidence, ...
Tyers G F - - 1992
A retrospective review of complications with connectors and lead-to-header interfaces was performed following 649 pacing procedures between 1980 and 1990. There were 88 lead revisions (13.6%), 81 device replacements or modifications (12.5%), and 480 new implants (74%) using devices of five manufacturers. Two basic connector types were studied, one utilizing ...
Ko W - - 1992
Central serous chorioretinopathy is an infrequent but benign complication of pregnancy that is found largely in the minority population. White subretinal exudates and multiple recurrences are frequently seen with the central serous chorioretinopathy of pregnancy. Central serous chorioretinopathy usually spontaneously resolves with minimal sequelae without intervention after delivery of the ...
Iyer L J - - 1992
Two hundred patients in the first trimester of pregnancy presenting with complications were evaluated both clinically and by ultrasonography. The ultrasonographic interpretations were classified as either confirmatory, diagnostic or misleading based on their correlation with the clinical diagnosis. It was observed that in 51% cases sonography was confirmatory, in 41% ...
Sered S - - 1992
Dreams during pregnancy were collected from post-partum women on the maternity ward of an Israeli hospital. Our data indicate that primipara women and women with complicated obstetrical histories were more likely to report increased dreaming during pregnancy. The collected dream corpus suggests that dreams during pregnancy can be viewed as ...
Idrisa A - - 1992
A retrospective review of pregnancy outcome in hemoglobin (Hbsc) patients managed at the University College Hospital, Ibadan over a 5-year period (1984-1988) was carried out. The main antenatal complications included anemia (51.2%), bacterial infection (22.0%), bone pain crisis (7.3%) and preeclampsia (2.4%). Intrapartum complications included anemia (29.2%), bone pain crisis ...
Franks A L - - 1992
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our analysis was to provide a national overview of the magnitude of the public health burden associated with inpatient care for pregnancy complications. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey for 1986 and 1987. We calculated ratios of hospitalizations for pregnancy complications ...
Dildy G A GA - - 1992
Pain secondary to carneous degeneration is the most common complication of leiomyoma uteri during pregnancy. Conventional therapy utilizing bed rest and parenteral narcotic analgesics may often be ineffective. We retrospectively reviewed seven cases of degenerating fibroids complicating pregnancy where the prostaglandin synthetase inhibitor, indomethacin (25 mg orally every 6 hours), ...
Laroche C M - - 1992
A 37-year-old woman with hereditary telangiectasia suffered a life-threatening hemothorax due to an enlarging pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in pregnancy. This was treated by emergency right lower lobectomy and excision of arteriovenous malformations in the right middle and upper lobes, with no postoperative complications, and the subsequent delivery of a normal ...
Witry S W - - 1992
Normal cardiovascular and respiratory changes in pregnancy can predispose women to the development of pulmonary edema. Conditions and treatments unique to pregnancy, such as multiple gestation or tocolysis, further increase this risk. Recognition of risk factors and signs and symptoms of pulmonary edema allows the nurse to intervene quickly, thus ...
Peng T C - - 1991
We describe the obstetric complications and management of a patient with Bernard-Soulier syndrome. Severe bleeding at the time of delivery and delayed postpartum hemorrhage were prominent features of her pregnancies. Further complicating this woman's pregnancies was the development of antibodies to platelet glycoprotein IB/IX, leading to neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia.
Maccato M - - 1991
Respiratory insufficiency is a common complication of pneumonia in pregnancy. Respiratory insufficiency may progress to respiratory failure, requiring mechanical ventilation. Prompt diagnosis of the pneumonia and rapid institution of supportive care and effective antimicrobial therapy results in the best possible outcome for both mother and fetus. If the patient requires ...
Maikranz P - - 1991
ARF is becoming an increasingly rare complication of pregnancy in industrialized countries because of a decrease in illicit abortions, improved prenatal care, and better management of maternal complications potentially leading to ARF. Early recognition of ARF with prompt therapy of reversible causes and rapid delivery in untreatable cases has led ...
Uknis A - - 1991
A 27-year-old woman with no family or personal history of migraine presented with headache associated with unilateral paresthesias and blurred vision. This was her first, and so far only, attack of migraine with aura and led to the diagnosis of her pregnancy and to this review. Migraine can begin for ...
Barton J R - - 1991
Pregnancies complicated by HELLP syndrome require a well-formulated management plan. The development of this syndrome after 34 weeks' gestation or with documentation of fetal lung maturity is an indication for delivery. Vaginal delivery can be accomplished in most cases; however, if cesarean section is required, the use of general anesthesia, ...
Bracero L A - - 1991
We report two cases of massive antepartum vulvar edema in patients with preeclampsia. Medical therapy failed to relieve the edema. Both patients underwent cesarean deliveries because of fetal distress. Mechanical drainage of the edema fluid may be useful in women with this complication, however, if pregnancy termination is not urgent.
Zulkifli S N - - 1991
Trends in selected pregnancy complications from 1969 to 1987 in a tertiary hospital in Malaysia are presented. Complications reviewed were abortion, ectopic pregnancy, anemia, hypertension, hyperemesis, antepartum and postpartum hemorrhage. Possible explanations for the observed trends were discussed, including the role of improved obstetric care and changes in the characteristics ...
Verdile V P - - 1991
Blindness is a rare but dramatic complication of pregnancy and delivery. We present the case of a patient who developed toxemia at the time of delivery that with ineffective treatment resulted in cortical blindness without seizure activity. The pathogenesis as well as the diagnostic workup and treatment of this unusual ...
Bung P - - 1991
The number of pregnancies after renal transplantation and immunosuppression is relative low. Since the introduction of a most effective medication, Cyclosporin A, there is not only an increasing improvement of the transplantation results, but there are also more reports on successfully concluded pregnancies. This report pertains to a 26-year old ...
Horton J C - - 1990
We conducted a retrospective analysis of 451 women with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the brain to determine whether pregnancy is a risk factor for cerebral hemorrhages. A total of 540 pregnancies occurred among our patient population, resulting in 438 live births and 102 abortions. There were 17 pregnancies complicated ...
Yan J S - - 1990
A prospective randomized comparison of the peri-operative complications and long-term sequelae between the Filshie clip and Pomeroy methods was undertaken in 200 postpartum women at Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. The peri-operative complications in either group were mild and infrequent. One pregnancy in the Pomeroy group was reported after follow-up ...
Koivu M K - - 1990
Two rare cases of infants born from pregnancies complicated by large placental chorioangiomas are reported. Congestive heart failure occurred early in the neonatal period as the main complication. Chorioangiomas may be diagnosed early in pregnancy by ultrasound examination. Since both maternal and neonatal complications may indicate premature termination of the ...
Watson W J - - 1990
Plasmapheresis, a process in which blood is withdrawn, the plasma removed, and the red cells reinfused after resuspension in a replacement solution, has been used for a variety of conditions during pregnancy, but is most useful in the treatment of pregnancy complicated by thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura or persistent postpartum microangiopathic ...
Swanson A E - - 1990
Dentists, exodontists, oral surgeons, and now oral and maxillofacial surgeons have been plagued with a postextraction complication, commonly known as "dry socket," since the inception of our profession. Other designations that have been attached to this malady over the years include alveolar osteitis, postextraction osteitis, osteomyelitic syndrome, alveolar sicca dolorosa, ...
Gurman G - - 1990
Two cases of ARDS as a complication of acute pyelonephritis during pregnancy are presented. The severity of the clinical condition necessitated treating both patients by mechanical ventilation with high positive-end expiratory pressure. The review of the only six other similar cases already reported (only one needing vigorous respiratory treatment) as ...
Klevan J L - - 1990
Questionnaires were mailed to 116 female physicians who completed their pediatric training within the last 5 years. The questionnaire contained items focusing on (1) maternal complications, (2) health of the infant, and (3) attitudes toward the pregnancy experience. Thirty-five (38%) of the 93 respondents were pregnant during their residency. Seventeen ...
Chancellor A M - - 1990
Nine patients referred for neurological opinion over a 4 yr. period were identified as having migraine occurring for the first time with pregnancy. The nature of their attacks, results of investigation, the progress of the pregnancy and the prognosis for headache post-partum are presented. One patient had common migraine, the ...
Goodwin T M - - 1990
Two hundred five consecutive cases of noncatastrophic trauma occurring during the second half of pregnancy were evaluated prospectively. Pregnancy complications as a result of trauma occurred in 18 of 205 patients (8.8%): premature labor (n = 10), placental separation (n = 5), fetal injury (n = 1), and fetal death ...
Asrat T - - 1990
The outcome for pregnancies in women with renal pathology has improved markedly as a result of many new technological changes. The kidney plays a critical role in both normal and complicated pregnancy. Only by understanding these various adaptations can one correctly manage patients whose pregnancies are complicated by some degree ...
Ikard R W - - 1989
RYA was designed to avoid biliary reflux, which complicated earlier forms of gastrojejunostomy. The emerging popularity of the procedure was squelched by the frequent complication of gastrojejunal stomal ulceration. RYA returned from surgical oblivion after World War II in its use in replacing the esophagus and stomach. It is now ...
Sauer M V - - 1989
Retained pregnancy is an uncommon complication of females participating in uterine lavage for purposes of ovum donation. Reported are two subjects experiencing this complication. Unlike other ovum donors, uterine retroflexion was present in both women. This anatomic configuration was likely responsible for the retained pregnancies and such women are best ...
Katz V L - - 1989
Uterine leiomyomas are found in approximately 2% of pregnant women. One of ten women with myomas will have complications related to myomas during pregnancy. The major complication is the syndrome of painful myomas of pregnancy, characterized by second- and early third-trimester pain and occasionally bleeding. In our population, fever, rebound ...
Mercado A - - 1989
An increase in cocaine abuse by pregnant women has been associated with a range of maternal/fetal cardiovascular complications. Intracerebral hemorrhage has been reported as a cocaine-related complication, but has not previously been associated with pregnancy. We report a case of cocaine-associated intracerebral hemorrhage in the postpartum period which complicated the ...
Govender S S Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Natal, - - 1989
Four patients who developed tuberculous paraplegia during pregnancy are described. They delivered at term without complications and then underwent successful decompression for paraplegia.
Hoines J - - 1989
A 30 year old white woman presented at term with vaginal bleeding, dizziness and blurred vision due to bilateral serous retinal detachments. Extensive areas of choroidal occlusion with focal leakage of dye from the posterior retinal pigment epithelium and choroid were demonstrated by fluorescein angiography. With the diagnosis of abruptio ...
Nuutinen E M - - 1988
Two cases of infants born from pregnancies complicated by large placental chorioangiomas causing congestive heart failure in the neonate as the main complication are presented. Chorioangiomas may be diagnosed early in pregnancy by ultrasound examination. Since both their maternal and their neonatal complications may indicate premature termination of the pregnancy ...
Oreto G - - 1988
Mobitz type II second-degree block manifests with several consecutive impulses conducted with a constant conduction time that are followed by block. This study reflects an entirely new concept of the Mobitz type II phenomenon, wherein consecutive impulses have constant conduction times, but instead of being followed by a block of ...
Phelan S T - - 1988
Forty-three percent of women experiencing a pregnancy during a residency education program report medical complications. Analysis of questionnaires from 1197 respondents to a survey of 2000 female physicians indicates that the actual rate of medical and obstetric complications is no different from that in the general population except for the ...
Thornton J G - - 1988
A family is described in which four generations were affected by benign familial joint hyperlaxity and, in the two generations for which obstetric data were available, pregnancies were complicated by unexplained mid-trimester vaginal bleeding. This prompted a study to determine whether unexplained antepartum haemorrhage (APH) and premature rupture of the ...
Moutquin J M - - 1987
Between November 1979 and April 1984, 790 consecutive pregnant women who considered themselves as having a "normal" pregnancy were followed in private practice from 9 weeks' gestation until 6 weeks post partum. The women had no pre-existing disease or problem classified as a risk to the pregnancy at the time ...
Packham D - - 1987
A series of 111 renal biopsies performed in 104 pregnant women during the past 20 years at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne were reviewed. The indications for biopsy and the histological findings are detailed. The complication rate was very low (4.5%). It is concluded that the ...
Branchey L - - 1987
The authors studied psychiatric complications of disulfiram use in 605 alcoholic patients. The subjects were assigned to one of three treatment groups: a 250-mg disulfiram group (N = 202), a 1-mg disulfiram group (N = 204) to control for the fear of the alcohol-disulfiram reaction, and a no-disulfiram group (N ...
Schwartz D B - - 1987
Genital condylomas complicating pregnancy pose several management problems for the obstetrician, including the issues of mechanical difficulties in women with large lesions and possible viral transmission to the fetus during delivery. Although respiratory papillomatosis is infrequent, this complication can be catastrophic and produce significant long-term morbidity in affected children. Hence, ...
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