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Zhou Xi - - 2012
In the present study, the case of a 34-year-old Chinese female who underwent in vitro fertilization resulting in a twin pregnancy was reported. Following in vitro fertilization, the patient was found to have a partial hydatidiform mole (PHM) with a co-existing twin by transvaginal sonography (TVS). At 16 weeks, the ...
Silverberg Kaylen M - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of intravaginal and IM P for luteal phase support in IVF cycles. DESIGN: Prospective trial. SETTING: Tertiary care private practice. PATIENT(S): Women 25-44 years old with infertility necessitating treatment with IVF. From April 1, 2008-April 1, 2009, 511 consecutive patients were enrolled; 474 completed participation, ...
Fischer-Betz Rebecca - - 2011
Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is an uncommon, systemic, inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology, characterised by spiking fevers, skin rash, and arthritis. Treatment consists of glucocorticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs. Over the last few years it has become increasingly evident that treatment with the IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) anakinra is highly ...
Canning Sally Schwer - - 2011
In this poem, the author examines the grief a patient can have when she loses a pregnancy. The author readily admits how difficult it is to put the longing felt by both patient and doctor into words. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
Nakamura Y - - 2011
In commercial embryo transfer industry, accurate early detection of pregnant and nonpregnant cows plays a key role in achieving an optimum calving-to-conception interval. The DG29(TM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit (Conception, Animal Reproduction Technologies, Beaumont, Canada) measures the level of pregnancy-related glycoproteins in blood that are linked to pregnancy. Here, ...
Guin Gita - - 2011
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE(S): Evaluating feto-maternal outcome in pregnancies with abnormal liquor volume. 200 pregnant subjects between 20 and 42 weeks of gestation, who were clinically suspected to have an abnormal amniotic fluid volume (oligohydramnios or polyhydramnios) were subjected to ultrasonographic (USG) assessment of amniotic fluid index. The subjects were closely monitored ...
Yoshino Osamu - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The relationship between fibroids and infertility remains a critical and unresolved question. During the implantation phase, it is known that uterine peristalsis is dramatically reduced, which is thought to facilitate implantation of the embryo to the endometrium. In the previous study, using a cine MRI mode, we found that ...
Tufano Antonella - - 2011
The prompt and accurate diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) greatly influences patient outcomes. However, diagnosing PE is one of the most difficult challenges confronting physicians, even more so when the clinical suspicion is addressed in children, during pregnancy, or in elderly patients. In these patient groups, symptoms and signs from ...
Bajoria Rekha - - 2011
Improved care of β-thalassemia major (β-TM) patients has brought with it new challenges for the patient to have a family. We report our 15-year experience with 30 couples with 28 pregnancies following artificial reproductive techniques (ART). Sixty percent of females had hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (HH) with diminished ovarian reserve and responded ...
Humbert Larry - - 2011
This study examined the association of pregnancy intention with maternal behaviors and the woman's perceived satisfaction with her prenatal and delivery care. Face-to-face interviews with 478 primarily Medicaid eligible women in Indianapolis, Indiana during their postpartum hospital stay were conducted to assess their degree of satisfaction with prenatal care and ...
Verma Usha - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To report successful conservative management of nontubal ectopic pregnancies. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: University tertiary-care hospital. PATIENT(S): Sixty-four women with diagnosis of nontubal ectopic pregnancies (cervical, cornual, and cesarean section scar) were treated with minimally invasive procedures. INTERVENTION(S): Systemic methotrexate alone or combined with ultrasound-guided fetal intracardiac injection ...
Qiong Zhang - - 2011
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To treat heterotopic pregnancy with a minimally invasive procedure, absent a feticide drug. DESIGN: Retrospective study (Canadian Classification III). SETTING: University-affiliated hospital, center of reproductive medicine, department of obstetrics and gynecology, central south university, Changsha Hunan China. PATIENTS: A total of nine patients' diagnosed cornual heterotopic pregnancy resulted ...
Nyboe Andersen Anders - - 2011
After the introduction of recombinant FSH preparations for IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), it became clear that good pregnancy rates could be achieved with or without any exogenous LH, irrespective of the protocol used. Both recombinant LH- and human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG)-containing menotrophins are available, so biology and pharmacology ...
Tanaka Yudai - - 2011
To assess the clinical effectiveness of falloposcopic tuboplasty in tubal infertility. Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). Infertility clinic. Three hundred forty-five infertile patients (≥2y) with a diagnosis of proximal tubal occlusion, either bilateral or unilateral, between January 2005 and January 2011. Falloposcopic tuboplasty. Medical records for 345 ...
Giron Amilcar Martins - - 2011
Purpose: Bladder exstrophy (BE) is an anterior midline defect that causes a series of genitourinary and muscular malformations, which demands surgical intervention for correction. Women with BE are fertile and able to have children without this disease. The purpose of this study is to assess the sexual function and quality ...
Choe Seung Ah - - 2011
There are limited data regarding the significance of elevated serum CA-125 level during IUI cycles, even though it is used widely during the initial evaluation of infertile patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of serum CA-125 levels during IUI cycles. Among the patients with ...
Bera Swati - - 2011
Hypertension complicating pregnancy is an important cause of foetal and maternal mortality and morbidity. Serum sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium were evaluated in cases with gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia and compared with normotensive pregnant women of corresponding period of gestation. Taking urinary micro-albumin creatinine ratio as standard to predict pregnancy ...
Hsu C-H - - 2011
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a complex disorder in which pulmonary arterial obstruction leads to elevated pulmonary arterial resistance and right ventricular failure. Normal physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy and immediately postpartum may produce fatal consequence in PAH patients. Pregnancy in patients with PAH has a high maternal mortality, ...
Hidaka Nobuhiro - - 2011
We have summarized the care management of pregnant women with complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) by reviewing data from the published literature as well as our own experience in 32 pregnancies. Obstetrical management of women with a permanent pacemaker implanted prior to conception has been sufficiently reported thus far, and the ...
James Daphne J - - 2011
Ionizing radiation used in diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures has the potential to have biologic effects on a fetus. Nuclear medicine technologists (NMTs) therefore have a responsibility to ensure that they question all patients of childbearing age about their pregnancy status before starting any procedure, to avoid unnecessary fetal irradiation. In ...
Csokmay John M - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a mandatory single-blastocyst transfer (mSBT) algorithm reduced multiple gestation rates without sacrificing clinical pregnancy rates. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: U.S. university-based assisted reproductive technology (ART) program. PATIENT(S): All women younger than 38 years undergoing their first ART cycle from 2009 to 2010 with ≥4 high-grade embryos ...
Speiser Dorothee - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: For treatment in patients with early-stage cervical cancer, radical vaginal trachelectomy (RVT) as a fertility-preserving surgery can be put on a par with radical hysterectomy as to oncologic safety. Our aim was to investigate the fertility concerns and outcome. METHODS:: Prospective collection of fertility data of patients treated with ...
Gleicher Norbert - - 2011
The manuscript in this issue of the journal by Bissonette et al. reports on a new government-sponsored intervention into the practice of IVF within the province of Quebec, Canada, which in the authors' opinion highly successfully reduced twinning rates, while maintaining overall acceptable pregnancy rates. Given the opportunity to comment, ...
Geng Yanxia - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy is a rare and dangerous disease. This study attempts to present a comprehensive analysis of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) during pregnancy and to identify the factors associated with poor outcomes. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of the medical records of SAP patients during ...
Leal Plínio da Cunha Pda C Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. - - 2011
Takayasus's Arteritis (TA) is a chronic, inflammatory, progressive, idiopathic disease that causes narrowing, occlusion, and aneurysms of systemic and pulmonary arteries affecting especially the aorta and its branches. During pregnancy, one should pay special attention to these patients. The objective of this report was to present the peripartum anesthetic care ...
Petridis Athanasios K AK Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, - - 2011
We present a case of a child suffering of hydranencephaly. The interesting fact in the case is that there were no embryological examinations during pregnancy and therefore could the anomaly, which would have been easily avoided by regular visits to the obstetrician, not be diagnosed timely. Education of mothers is ...
Ebert Anne K - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Management of operative delivery in pregnant women after reconstruction of the bladder-exstrophy-epispadias complex (BEEC) using bowel segments remains a challenge. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report urological history, pregnancy and delivery course of two BEEC patients after previous abdominal bowel surgeries. One had an ileocecal pouch after previously failed reconstruction, ...
Espinoza Jimmy - - 2011
Clinical observations suggest a role for the fetus in the maternal manifestations of preeclampsia, but the possible signaling mechanisms remain unclear. This study compares the fetal plasma concentrations of adenosine from normal pregnancies with those from preeclampsia. This secondary data analysis included normal pregnancies (n = 27) and patients with ...
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. ...
Widen Elizabeth - - 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 ...
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 ...
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