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Savvidou Makrina D - - 2012
Low maternal vitamin D levels have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. A recent study has suggested that low maternal vitamin D levels at the time of delivery are also associated with an almost fourfold increase in caesarean section risk. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether ...
Tripathi R - - 2012
An imbalance between angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors has been hypothesized to have a major role in hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, which account for significant morbidity and mortality for the mother and neonate in India. There is a paucity of information on soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (sVEGFR-1, anti-angiogenic factor) ...
Micle O - - 2012
Oxidative stress in utero-placental tissues plays an important role in the development of placental-related diseases. Maternal hiperhomocysteinemia is associated with placental mediated diseases, such as preeclampsia, spontaneous abortion and placental abruption. The aim of our study is to appreciate the clinical usefulness of the dosage serum homocysteine and malondialdehyde, as ...
Patrick Tiffany - - 2012
Background Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) can present with many laboratory features of preeclampsia, which can make an accurate diagnosis difficult in late pregnancy. Because the treatments of TTP and preeclampsia are different and the clinical sequelae of delayed therapy potentially lethal, a rapid and accurate diagnosis is important. Case Report We present ...
Tiblad Eleonor - - 2012
Objective. We present a pharmacokinetic study evaluating a single intramuscular dose of 250 μg anti-D immunoglobulin in the third trimester of pregnancy. The aim of the study was to determine the kinetic profile and duration of detectable levels of anti-D. Design. Prospective observational study. Setting. Antenatal outpatient clinic. Population. Healthy ...
Hehir Mark P - - 2012
Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) is a leptin-regulated anorectic neuropeptide. Increased levels of leptin in cord blood of diabetic mothers have previously been described. The aim of this study was to quantify maternal and fetal serum CART levels in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM, n = 10) and non-diabetic pregnancy (n = 10). Matched ...
Wu Ze - - 2012
This study analysed the relationship between serum progesterone/oestradiol concentrations and IVF pregnancy outcomes in gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist protocols. A total of 2921 infertile women undergoing IVF were assigned to four groups according to serum progesterone and oestradiol concentrations on the day of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) administration: group 1 (control) ...
Debus N - - 2012
Maternal undernutrition during gestation can condition offspring adult health, with the periconceptional period pointed out as a key period. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of maternal periconceptional undernutrition on pregnancy and offspring growth performance in sheep. 52 Merinos d'Arles ewes were fed to requirements (control ...
Lee Vivian Chi Yan - - 2012
Background: We demonstrated a marked reduction of serum estradiol concentration and a higher efficacy of the sequential regimen of letrozole and misoprostol in the first trimester termination of pregnancy when compared with misoprostol only. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of letrozole on the Doppler flow ...
Giordano J O - - 2012
Lactating crossbred dairy cows were synchronized to receive a timed artificial insemination (TAI), and blood samples were collected from all cows from TAI until pregnancy diagnosis 39 d after TAI (period 1), and from pregnant cows from onset of treatment until the end of the experiment (period 2). Cows diagnosed ...
Küçük Mert - - 2012
Purpose: Increased inflammatory response and cytokines are claimed to play a significant role in the etiology of preeclampsia. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a proinflammatory cytokine. Limited number of studies evaluating IL-6 levels in preeclamptic patients have produced conflicting results. Therefore, the present study sought to compare maternal and umbilical cord serum ...
Cowans N J - - 2012
To investigate the levels of placental growth factor (PlGF) in second trimester maternal serum in trisomy 21 cases and euploid controls - an unclear subject in the published literature. Second trimester maternal serum samples from 17 recent (since 2005) and 74 older trisomy 21 cases and 542 euploid controls were ...
Monteith Charles W - - 2012
: Patients with intratubal microinsert sterilization later may request reversal. : Each patient underwent mini-laparotomy and removal of intratubal microinserts. One patient underwent unilateral tubotubal anastomosis and unilateral tubouterine implantation through a cornual uterine incision. The other patient underwent bilateral tubouterine implantation through a posterior transfundal uterine incision. The first ...
Giordano J O - - 2012
The objective was to determine if using a Double-Ovsynch protocol [DO; Pre-Resynch: GnRH-7 d-PGF(2α)-3 d-GnRH, 7 d later Breeding-Resynch: GnRH-7 d-PGF(2α)-56 h-GnRH-16 h-timed artificial insemination (TAI)] to resynchronize ovulation after a previous TAI would increase synchrony and pregnancies per AI (P/AI) compared with an Ovsynch protocol initiated 32 d after ...
Paesano Rosalba - - 2012
Preterm delivery (PTD) occurs before the 37th week of gestation. Iron deficiency anemia and inflammatory processes either related to infection or sterile inflammatory response represent risk factors for PTD. Bovine lactoferrin (bLf), an emerging important regulator of iron and inflammatory homeostasis, can represent a new therapeutic approach for PTD treatment. ...
Lee Colin S S - - 2012
A 29-year-old lady with Müllerian dysgenesis was keen to have a baby. Clinically, she was medium built with well-developed secondary female sexual characteristics. There was a short and blind vagina. She had undergone surgery for an imperforated hymen. Her FSH and LH concentrations were normal. Laparoscopy revealed a patent right ...
Cipolla Marilyn J - - 2012
Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that affects many organs including the brain. Neurological complications occur during preeclampsia, the most serious of which is seizure known as eclampsia. Although preeclampsia can precede the eclamptic seizure, it often occurs during normal pregnancy, suggesting that processes associated with normal pregnancy can ...
Maia Débora P - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Sydenham's Chorea is a frequent cause of chorea during pregnancy, chorea gravidarum. The aim of this article is to describe the effect of pregnancy in a consecutive series of patients with diagnosis of Sydenham's Chorea. METHODS: A chart review was performed of all patients with the diagnosis of Sydenham's ...
Habal F M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease affects patients who are in their reproductive years. There are many questions regarding the management of IBD patients who are considering or who are already pregnant. These include the effect of the disease and the medications on fertility and on the pregnancy outcome. AIM: To create ...
Li Zhengyu - - 2012
Silent uterine rupture in an unscarred uterus during pregnancy is rare. We present a case of silent uterine rupture in an unscarred uterus at third-trimester abortion by use of mifepristone and misoprostol in a patient who had a history of intrauterine procedures. The absence of clinical symptoms suggests that this ...
Cetković Aleksandar - - 2012
Background. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate plasma kisspeptin levels in 129 singleton pregnancies with diabetes [pregestational insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 1) and gestational diabetes (GD)] and hypertensive disease [chronic hypertension (CH), gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia (PE)] as a potential marker of placental dysfunction and adverse perinatal ...
Stott Daniel - - 2012
A 27-year-old woman with a positive urinary-pregnancy test, complaining of slight vaginal bleeding and some diffuse lower abdominal pain, presented to the emergency gynaecology unit at the Royal Free Hospital. Her initial ultrasound scan was inconclusive, and so serial serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) blood tests were carried out. ...
Pietkiewicz Paweł - - 2012
The commonest source of naturally acquired microchimerism, i.e. small numbers of foreign cells within the organism, is two-way mother-fetus transplacental trafficking during pregnancy. Here, the first report on coexistence of pregnancy-associated pemphigoid gestationis (PG) and progressive facial hemiatrophy, a form of "en coup de sabre" morphea, is presented. HE histopathology ...
Keltz Martin D - - 2012
To determine whether a progesterone-to-estradiol (P/E2) ratio on day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration would be a better predictor of in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome than serum P alone. All 348 fresh IVF cycles performed in 2002 and 2003 at a university hospital center were reviewed for all cycle ...
Jian Yun Xu - - 2012
Aims. Antenatal dexamethasone administration for fetal lung development may impair maternal glucose tolerance. In this study, we investigated whether glucose and insulin levels differed among singleton and twin pregnancies and pregnancies with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) after treatment with dexamethasone. Methods. Singleton pregnancies, twin pregnancies, and pregnancies with IGT between ...
Kayatas Semra - - 2012
Background: Pregnancy in patients with Wegener's granulamotosis (WG) is rare, and differential diagnosis of WG flare and preeclampsia is difficult. Case: A pregnant 35 year old with WG was referred with diagnosis of severe preeclampsia; caesarean section was performed. Intubation of the patient was difficult due to subglottic stenosis. Because ...
Moslemi Zadeh Narges - - 2012
Background. Preeclampsia affects 5-6% of all pregnancies. Predictive factors of preeclampsia can be helpful in early diagnosis of this disease. In this study the predictive values of biochemical markers placenta protein 13 (PP13) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) have been assessed in early diagnosis of preeclampsia. Methods. This case-control ...
Fã Rger F - - 2012
To investigate pregnancy related changes of rheumatoid factor (RF) isotypes and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) and their association with disease activity and therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In 22 rheumatoid arthritis patients disease activity (DAS28-CRP), therapy as well as the levels of rheumatoid factor isotypes (IgG, IgA, IgM) and ...
Gersak Ksenija - - 2012
Abstract Aims: To investigate the association between increased yolk sac diameter and abnormal karyotype. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 42 patients with no history of diabetes between 6 and 12 weeks of gestation with increased yolk sac diameter measuring ≥6mm was evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound. Sonographic findings were correlated with karyotype. ...
Tong Guo Qing - - 2012
This study sought to evaluate the outcome of fresh and vitrified-warmed cleavage-stage and blastocyst-stage embryo transfers in patients undergoing ART treatment within an ethnic Chinese population. We compared the clinical results of embryo transfer on the 3rd (cleavage stage) or 5th (blastocyst stage) day after oocyte retrieval, including clinical ...
Prats Pilar - - 2012
To examine the distribution of first-trimester biochemical markers of aneuploidy in twins according to chorionicity. Maternal serum free-β-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) were measured between 8-13 + 6 weeks as a part of a routine first-trimester screening program in conjunction with fetal nuchal translucency measured at 11 to ...
Krielessi Vassiliki - - 2012
Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of placental lesions associated with blood pressure (BP) levels in pregnancies complicated by hypertension. Methods. 55 singleton pregnancies complicated by mild hypertension were recruited and compared to 55 pregnancies complicated by severe hypertension. The histological assessment was carried out ...
Saarelainen Heli - - 2012
Background. Our objective was to evaluate endothelial function and markers of inflammation during and after pregnancy in normal pregnancies compared to pregnancies complicated with hypertension or preeclampsia (PE). Methods and Results. We measured endothelium-dependent brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumour necrosis ...
Vukelić Jelka - - 2012
Copper is essential micronutrient and has an important role in the human body. The serum copper increases during pregnancy and is doubled at full term. Lower levels of serum copper in pregnancy are connected with some pathological conditions. The aim of this study was to estimate the levels of serum ...
Abdulkareem T A - - 2012
This study was carried out to demonstrate the pregnancy-specific protein B (PSPB), progesterone and some biochemical parameters concentrations in amniotic fluid, allantoic fluid and fetal serum collected from slaughtered Iraqi riverine pregnant buffaloes at three different months of gestation (6th, 7th and 8th). Ten out of 22 adult buffaloes of ...
Gandevani Samira Behboudi - - 2012
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) serum levels in early pregnancy with the severity of preeclampsia (PE) and birth weight. Study design: A prospective cohort study was conducted in Noor City (in the north of Iran) from February 2008 ...
Guanciali-Franchi Paolo - - 2012
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a rare disorder characterized by macrosomia, macroglossia, visceromegaly, and omphalocele and an increased risk of growing tumors. Prenatal and postnatal high levels of serum alpha-fetoprotein are associated with several diseases and neoplasms including hepatoblastomas and other hepatic tumors. The diagnosis of BWS is usually made in ...
Govind Abha - - 2012
The authors report a case in which a molar pregnancy was mistaken for an ectopic pregnancy in the early first trimester. This confusion delayed diagnosis and caused distress; follow-up led to the final diagnosis of complete hydatidiform mole. Correct preoperative diagnosis of molar pregnancy by ultrasound in early pregnancy may ...
Balin Mehmet - - 2012
It is known that menopause or lack of endogenous estrogen is a risk factor for endothelial dysfunction and CAD. Lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) is involved inmultiple phases of vascular dysfunction. The purpose of the current study was to determine the association between soluble LOX-1 (sLOX-1) and pregnancy followed ...
Kaitu'u-Lino Tu'uhevaha J - - 2012
Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy. Pre-clinical miscarriage has an estimated incidence of 30%, whilst clinical miscarriage has an incidence of 12-15%. Two thirds of pregnancies lost to miscarriage are believed to be attributable to defective placentation, thus a number of studies have sought to identify markers of ...
Doria Andrea - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate an extensive panel of cytokines involved in immune regulation during pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and in healthy women. A total of 47 consecutive successful pregnancies in 46 SLE patients and 56 pregnancies in 56 matched healthy subjects, as ...
Iliodromiti S - - 2012
We investigated whether the concentration of the glycoprotein fetuin A is altered in the second trimester amniotic fluid of trisomy 21 pregnancies compared with euploid pregnancies. 25 pregnancies with an extra chromosome 21 were matched for maternal and gestational age with 25 pregnancies with normal karyotype. Levels of fetuin A ...
Naruse Katsuhiko - - 2012
Increased insulin resistance and inflammatory action are observed in pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), but similar insulin resistance is observed also in successful pregnancy. To estimate insulin resistance and inflammatory activity in normal pregnancy and PIH, serum concentrations of free fatty acids (FFA; corrected with albumin to estimate unbound FFA), monocyte chemoattractant ...
Han Sileny N - - 2012
Recent insights provide support for the treatment of cancer during pregnancy, a coincidence that poses both mother and fetus at risk. Our aim was to critically review studies on the physiologic variations during pregnancy, the most common tumor markers used in diagnosis and follow-up of gynecological cancers. We conducted a ...
Duncan R P RP Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gosford Hospital, Gosford, NSW 2250, - - 2012
Isolated tubal torsion is a rare event. The clinical presentation is often nonspecific and the diagnosis is difficult, especially in the gravida abdomen. If left untreated, torsion can result in premature labour and foetal loss, as well as maternal morbidity. Here we present a case of isolated tubal torsion in ...
Resta Serena S Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Urology, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, - - 2012
Background. Ovarian pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy. It is often difficult to distinguish from tubal pregnancy, and diagnosis and management are frequently a challenge. Case. A 33-year-old nulligravida woman presented with light vaginal bleeding and bilateral lower quadrants abdominal pain. Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) level (592 mUI/mL) and ...
Campanharo Felipe Favorette FF Department of Obstetrics, Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Alameda das Boninas, 299 Apartamento 112, Vila Mariana, 05303-000 São Paulo, SP, - - 2012
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare neurological disease of progressive installation, usually following a previous acute infectious state, has a rare incidence, especially in pregnancy, and can induce major complications and high mortality risk. Its occurrence, after immunization to influenza during the last trimester pregnancy, has not been reported before. We ...
Sun Sue Yazaki SY Department of Obstetrics, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), 05303-000 São Paulo, SP, - - 2012
Heterotopic pregnancy is a condition characterized by implantation of one or more viable embryos into the uterine cavity while another one is implanted ectopically, particularly into the uterine tube. Its occurrence has increased drastically over the last few years due to assisted reproduction procedures. In general, the diagnosis is made ...
Lorzadeh Nahid N Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asali Hospital, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Lorestan, Iran. - - 2012
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of fetal sex on serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and testosterone in normotensive and preeclamptic pregnancies. This is a cross-sectional study and 139 women with singleton pregnancies in the third trimester were studied. Seventy-one pregnancies were uncomplicated; among those ...
Zong Lu L Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, PR - - 2012
To investigate the expression and changes of high-temperature requirement A1 (HtrA1) during pregnancy and the use of this value in predicting preeclampsia. Serum samples were collected from pregnant mothers at different gestational weeks, and double-antibody sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was employed to describe the changes in HtrA1 in serum during ...
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