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Morotti Matteo - - 2011
Abstract Objective. To evaluate the prevalence of defective placental adhesion (DPA) in voluntary termination of second-trimester pregnancy and the risk of DPA recurrence in subsequent pregnancies. Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients who underwent voluntary second-trimester pregnancy termination in the period between January 2000 and December 2009. In all ...
Dundar Munis - - 2011
Genetic testing usually helps physicians to determine possible genetic diseases in unborn babies, genetic disorders of patients and the carriers who might pass the mutant gene on to their children. They are performed on blood, tissues or other body fluids. In recent years, the screening tests and diagnostic tests have ...
Hunter Christopher L - - 2011
This case describes an atypical presentation of molar pregnancy in an emergency department patient with abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. The patient demonstrated clinical features of hydatidiform mole, including acute discharge of a large, grape-like vesicular mass, despite multiple negative urine pregnancy tests. These false-negative qualitative human chorionic gonadotropin assays ...
Osman Osama - - 2011
We aimed at estimating the prevalence and the natural history of proteinuria among pregnant women attending Bakare and associates OB/GYN center, Harrisburg Pa, USA. We chose a simple random sample from patients who attended the center for antenatal care and reviewed their medical and obstetrical records focusing on urine dipstick ...
López-Gatius F - - 2011
During the periovulatory period in dairy cattle, the largest ovarian follicle can be felt by palpation per rectum as a firm/soft follicle (young preovulatory follicle), a very soft follicle separating it from the remainder of the ovary (mature preovulatory follicle), or an evacuated follicle (follicle associated with ovulation). Because any ...
Kjelsvik Marianne - - 2011
Scand J Caring Sci; 2011; 25; 169-175 Pregnant and ambivalent. First-time pregnant women's experience of the decision-making process related to completing or terminating pregnancy - a phenomenological study Every year about 30 000 women in Norway become unexpectedly pregnant and have to decide whether to complete or terminate the pregnancy. Few ...
Cho Yeon Jean - - 2011
To determine whether the serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) profile following preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is lower than that of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. A total of 129 PGD cycles and 1,161 age-matched ICSI cycles, which resulted in pregnancy (serum β-hCG≥5 mIU/mL) on post-ovulation day (POD) 12 were included. ...
Davidson Autumn P - - 2011
Uterine inertia is a common cause of dystocia in the bitch and is designated as primary (i.e., uterine contractions fail to ever be initiated) or secondary (i.e., uterine contractions cease after a period of time but before labor is completed). The etiology of primary uterine inertia is not well understood. ...
Crijns H J M J - - 2011
Most of the publications on isotretinoin, pregnancy and compliance with the pregnancy prevention programme (PPP) originate from North America. Information specific for the European situation is very limited. The aim of this study was to identify publications describing the use of isotretinoin in humans and the compliance with the PPP ...
Imran Syed Ali - - 2011
In young women, differentiated thyroid cancer is the second most common malignancy diagnosed around the time of pregnancy. Management of thyroid cancer during pregnancy poses distinct challenges due to concerns regarding maternal and fetal well-being. In most cases surgery can be safely delayed until after delivery and with adequate management ...
Samardzic Josip - - 2011
Optimal approach to appendicitis in pregnancy remains controversial issue. There is also some concern that laparoscopy during pregnancy may cause fetal injury and alter fetal perfusion. Supporters of laparoscopy claim that minimally invasive approach even in pregnant state possesses several advantages, including fewer wound complications and less postoperative pain, producing ...
Novac Liliana - - 2011
The benign hydatidiform mole (partial and complete) practically represents an associated pathology of the first trimester miscarriage; it is considered that it represents the initial pathology, which, evolutionally, may be followed by the appearance of invasive mole and choriocarcinoma. The authors have studied clinical and cytogenetical 61 cases selected according ...
Endo Katsuya - - 2011
In this study, we analyzed the clinical courses and the pregnancy outcomes in Japanese women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in our hospital in the recent 10 years. We analyzed 49 pregnancies in 38 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 24 pregnancies in 16 patients with Crohn's disease (CD) retrospectively. ...
Russo Melissa - - 2011
Patients with placenta accreta have abnormally adherent placentas and are at risk for massive hemorrhage at delivery. We report 2 cases of cesarean hysterectomy in patients with placenta accreta. These patients were cared for by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a maternal fetal medicine specialist, gynecologic oncologist, anesthesiologist, neonatologist, interventional ...
Cowchock F S - - 2010
Religious beliefs and practices may aid in coping with bereavement and grief after pregnancy loss. Data from 103 women enrolled in the original Lehigh Valley Perinatal Loss Project, and who were followed-up for at least 1 year, were evaluated for the impact of initial religious practices and beliefs on the ...
Bond M Jermane - - 2010
To review current research, policy, and practice on paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes and suggest recommendations to improve paternal involvement in pregnancy and childbirth. Although much has been written about fathers' influence on child health and development, little is known about the expectant father's role in pregnancy and childbirth. Recent ...
Kuczkowski Krzysztof M - - 2010
The present article is an update on the state-of-the-art practice of obstetric anesthesia in the new millennium. It explores a number of important issues in this relatively new and still evolving subspecialty of anesthesiology. Obstetric anesthesia is a subspecialty of anesthesiology dedicated to peripartum, perioperative pain and anesthetic management of ...
Osada Hisao - - 2011
The treatment for severe adenomyosis has usually been hysterectomy, because there is no line of demarcation between diseased and normal tissue. Yet many such women wish to retain their uterus and some even wish to bear children. This report evaluates the efficacy of a new method of adenomyomectomy, where adenomyotic ...
Marino Jennifer L - - 2011
BACKGROUND In Australia, fertility treatment is partly or wholly reimbursable under federal benefits schemes, without restrictions on age, number of treatment cycles or existing family size. In this study, we aimed to characterize the potential need for and use of fertility treatments in a population-based cohort of young Australian women. ...
Schnatz Peter F - - 2010
Although pregnancy and breast-feeding require adequate calcium mobilization, it is not known if these affect the acquisition of a healthy peak bone mass (PBM) and, hence, postmenopausal osteoporosis (OPS). The objective of this study was to analyze previous pregnancies and/or breast-feeding and their association with OPS. After obtaining institutional review ...
Loehberg Christian R - - 2010
Mammographic density (MD) has consistently been found as one of the strongest breast cancer risk factors. In our study, both qualitative and quantitative density measurements were performed in a hospital-based group of premenopausal women before and after first full-term pregnancy providing an opportunity for direct evaluation of the effects of ...
Cuzzolin Laura - - 2010
The present study aimed to explore the use of herbal products among a sample of Italian pregnant women and the possible influence of herbal consumption on pregnancy outcome. The study was conducted over a 10-month period (2 days a week, from January to October 2009) at the Maternity wards of ...
Bulik Cynthia M - - 2010
To compare the frequency with which unplanned pregnancies occur in individuals with anorexia nervosa relative to women without eating disorders in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. In a sample of 62,060 women, 62 reported anorexia nervosa. Using data from a questionnaire completed by all participating mothers, we compared ...
Widen Elizabeth E Department of Nutrition, The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. - - 2010
Adequate nutrition during the periconceptional and prenatal periods is important for healthy pregnancy outcomes. By enhancing maternal nutritional status, health care providers can help pregnant women lower their risk of certain pregnancy complications and decrease their children's risk of adverse birth outcomes and later chronic disease. Use of evidence-based tools ...
Mattocks Kristin M KM Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. - - 2010
Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) may experience significant stress during military service that can have lingering effects. Little is known about mental health problems or treatment among pregnant OEF/OIF women veterans. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of mental health problems among ...
Heil Sarah H SH Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA. - - 2011
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of unintended pregnancy and its three subtypes (mistimed, unwanted, and ambivalent) among opioid-abusing women. In the general population, 31%-47% of pregnancies are unintended; data on unintended pregnancy in opioid- and other drug-abusing women are lacking. Pregnant opioid-abusing women (N = ...
Blandthorn Julie - - 2011
Substance use in pregnancy is potentially harmful to both the fetus and pregnant woman. At the Royal Women's Hospital, the Women's Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) provides pregnancy care and counseling for women who have complex drug and/or alcohol issues and psychosocial needs. Women who are stable on pharmacotherapy attend ...
Barnhart Kurt K Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA. - - 2011
To improve the interpretation of future studies in women who are initially diagnosed with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL), we propose a consensus statement with definitions of population, target disease, and final outcome. A review of literature and a series of collaborative international meetings were used to develop a ...
Alves Debora A Galdino - - 2010
The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) among pregnant Brazilian women, with individual diagnostic clinical interviews during the trimesters of pregnancy, and to determine the severity. It was a cross-sectional study. We interviewed 524 pregnant women (18-45 years old) who came to ...
Maloney W J - - 2011
The smile of the famed portrait 'The Mona Lisa' has perplexed both art historians and researchers for the past 500 years. There has been a multitude of theories expounded to explain the nature of the model's enigmatic smile. The origin of the model's wry smile can be demonstrated through a ...
Karbakhsh Mojgan - - 2010
Seat belt use during pregnancy reduces injury to the mother and her fetus. During recent years, the use of seat belts has been mandated by law in Iran. The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes and practices of pregnant women regarding seat belt use. In this cross-sectional ...
Gartland Deirdre - - 2010
Much is known about severe maternal morbidity during pregnancy, but there has been little attention paid to the impact of pregnancy itself on women's general health and well-being. To investigate women's general health and well-being in early pregnancy and examine the relationship between maternal age and women's physical and mental ...
Coban Ayden - - 2010
This study aims to evaluate the effect of foot massage for decreasing physiological lower leg oedema in late pregnancy. Eighty pregnant women were randomly divided into two groups; study group had a 20 min foot massage daily for 5 days whereas the control group did not receive any intervention beyond ...
Gartoulla Pragya - - 2010
To determine the change in willingness to pay (WTP) measured at pregnancy and at postpartum before and after knowing hospital costs among women who gave birth by normal delivery (NL) and caesarean section (CS) and to identify factors affecting the change in WTP. A prospective study was conducted from May ...
Bernardini Donald J - - 2010
Objectives:  The use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a form of neuromodulation used to treat chronic pain in those patients who are refractory to conventional medical management. Not uncommonly, SCS can dramatically improve a patient's quality of life, and those who are in the childbearing years may go on ...
Morgan Maria A - - 2010
To assess opinions, knowledge, and informational resources of obstetrician-gynaecologists regarding the safety of medication use during pregnancy. A questionnaire was mailed to 770 members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists who participate in the Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network. The response rate was 58%. Of these, 305 respondents provide ...
Baldisseri Marie R - - 2010
The critically ill pregnant patient poses a unique challenge to the clinician, requiring a thorough understanding of normal and abnormal maternal and fetal physiology associated with pregnancy. The morbidly obese patient presents even greater challenges to the clinician, and morbidity and mortality are proportionately increased. Because increased numbers of obese ...
MaƂyszko Jacek S - - 2010
The aim of the study was to assess whether neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and cystatin C could reflect kidney function in pregnant healthy women. The studies were performed on 130 healthy pregnant women (n = 63, 3(rd) trimester; n = 21, 2(nd) trimester; n = 46, 1(st) trimester) and 30 ...
Tulon Borah - - 2010
Ectopic molar pregnancy is a rare occurrence and consequently not often considered as a diagnostic possibility. In this article, an attempt was made to stress on the need for histopathological examination and follow up of every case of ectopic pregnancy. This was substantiated with the help of a case report. ...
Yonkers Kimberly A KA Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. - - 2010
To report on the development of a questionnaire to screen for hazardous substance use in pregnant women and to compare the performance of the questionnaire with other drug and alcohol measures. Pregnant women were administered a modified TWEAK (Tolerance, Worried, Eye-openers, Amnesia, K[C] Cut Down) questionnaire, the 4Ps Plus questionnaire, ...
Meiksin Rebecca R VA Puget Sound, Seattle, WA 98101, USA. - - 2010
Unplanned pregnancy is associated with psychosocial stress, post-partum depression, and future unplanned pregnancies. Our study describes how topics related to unplanned pregnancy were addressed with patients during the first prenatal visit. We audio-recorded and transcribed initial prenatal visits between 48 patients and 16 providers from a clinic serving racially diverse, ...
Schwartz Alan - - 2010
Half of all U.S. pregnancies are categorized as unintended at conception, but concerns persist that existing measures of pregnancy intention do not adequately reflect the complexities of reproductive desires and preferences. We explored new strategies for categorizing viewpoints toward future pregnancy focusing on young, low-income, African-American women, and assessed the ...
Goel Nitin - - 2011
The aim of the study was to determine the contemporary socio-clinical profile and perinatal outcome of illicit substance use in pregnancy in a large UK city and compare with published literature. Cases were identified retrospectively from the 'cause for concern' referrals over 5 years (2003-2007). Data was collected on mother-infant pair ...
Ponnapula Priya - - 2010
The anatomic and physiologic changes occurring with pregnancy result in a variety of symptoms affecting the lower extremity. The purpose of this investigation is to provide a comprehensive look at the lower extremity changes experienced during pregnancy and correlate symptoms with underlying etiology in a literature review. In this retrospective ...
Parker Christopher S - - 2010
The high rate of unintended pregnancy is an immediate barrier to providing preconception care (PCC). Failure to deliver additional PCC messages at sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics might represent a major missed opportunity to target women at increased risk for unintended pregnancy for behaviors that also put them at risk ...
van der Sijpt Erica - - 2010
This article explores the local perceptions and practices surrounding pregnancy loss in Cameroon--a topic that has long been neglected in international reproductive health debates. Based on extended periods of anthropological fieldwork in an urban and a rural setting in the East province of the country, it shows the inherent ambiguities ...
Thorell Eva - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of pregnancy on estimated peak oxygen uptake (VO(2 peak, est.)), physical activity and perceived health. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Maternal health centers. POPULATION: A cohort of pregnant women. Methods. Cycle ergometer test and questionnaires in early pregnancy and 5 months postpartum. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: ...
Dudenhausen Joachim W - - 2010
Multiple pregnancies have become more common in the industrialized world because of rising maternal ages and advances in reproductive medicine. Selective literature review. Multiple pregnancy carries a higher risk of prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, and prenatal death, as well as elevated risks to the mother including preeclampsia, diabetes, and hemorrhage ...
Chuang Cynthia H CH Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA. - - 2010
Women with chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for pregnancy-related complications, yet little research has addressed how women with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity perceive their pregnancy-associated risks or make reproductive health decisions. Focus groups were conducted with 72 non-pregnant women stratified by chronic condition (diabetes, hypertension, obesity) and by ...
McCrory J L - - 2010
Pregnant women are at an increased risk of experiencing a fall. Numerous anatomical, physiological, and hormonal alterations occur during pregnancy, but the influence of these factors on dynamic postural stability has not been explored. The purpose of this study was to examine dynamic postural stability in pregnant women during their ...
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