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Lurie Samuel S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, - - 2014
Aims: To establish leukocyte count and differential percentiles in healthy singleton term laboring women during spontaneous normal vaginal labor following an uncomplicated pregnancy. Methods: An analysis of the records of all women (n = 762) who delivered at our delivery ward during a 2-month period was performed. After exclusion for ...
Matorras Roberto R Human Reproduction Unit, Cruces University Hospital, University of the Basque Country, Plaza de Cruces s/n Baracaldo (Vizcaya), 48903 Vizcaya, - - 2014
In this retrospective study, the efficiency of carrying out rescue intrauterine insemination (IUI) in low-responder patients undergoing IVF when no oocytes were retrieved after follicular aspiration and when HCG timing was adequate was analysed. A historical control group was used. Over 13 years, women undergoing IVF with failure to obtain ...
Phillips Elizabeth A EA Department of Urology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Increases in pregnancy complication rates and use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) have been demonstrated in female urologists and orthopaedic surgeons when compared with the general US population. To determine if childbearing differences exist across specialties, we evaluated female surgeons in all fields, particularly with regard to fertility. An anonymous, ...
Baldé I S IS Service de gynécologie-obstétrique Donka, CHU de Conakry, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to calculate the frequency of ectopic pregnancy in the department, define its epidemiological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic aspects, and determine a clear therapeutic approach appropriate to our setting. In this prospective study, we compiled all cases of ectopic pregnancy seen in 2011 and 2012 ...
Cornelius Amajuoyi C - - 2014
Ectopic pregnancy remains a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in the first trimester of pregnancy in developing countries. To determine the incidence, pattern of presentation and management of ectopic pregnancies at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri. This was a retrospective descriptive study of all cases of ectopic gestations ...
Oliveira Sheyla Costa de SC Departamento de Enfermagem, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, - - 2014
to describe the validation process of an educational booklet for healthy eating in pregnancy using local and regional food. methodological study, developed in three steps: construction of the educational booklet, validation of the educational material by judges, and by pregnant women. The validation process was conducted by 22 judges and ...
Smith Megan V MV Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, 300 George Street, 9th floor, New Haven, CT, 06511, USA, - - 2014
A 2012 committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists highlights the considerable increase in opioid addiction in recent years, yet little is known about clinical correlates of prescribed opioids among pregnant women. This study examines clinical and demographic factors associated with the use of opioid analgesics in ...
Nippita Siripanth S Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, - - 2014
Health care providers may restrict intrauterine device (IUD) insertion until menstruation occurs secondary to device labeling. We describe pregnancy and bleeding patterns when IUD insertions occur at any time in the menstrual cycle. We enrolled women initiating the copper T380A or levonorgestrel intrauterine system after pregnancy test regardless of cycle ...
Grant Jeanolivia J Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana - - 2014
Betel quid chewing is very common among the native Pacific Islanders living in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and is the fourth most common habit in the world after tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine. Despite its widespread use, there are no studies regarding the effects of betel quid use ...
Shetty Vishma H VH Department of OBG, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, #82, EPIP area, Whitefield, Bangalore, 560066 - - 2014
This study is undertaken to emphasize the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy and clinical analysis of the same in a tertiary care referral hospital. One hundred patients with provisional diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy were studied. Physical examination, urine pregnancy test, transabdominal scan using 5 MHz transducer or ...
Laliberté François - - 2014
Up to 50% of pregnancies are unintended in the United States, and the healthcare costs associated with pregnancy are the most expensive among hospitalized conditions. The current study aims to assess Medicaid spending on various methods of contraception and on pregnancy care including unintended pregnancies. We analyzed Medicaid health claims ...
Crişan-Vida Mihaela M University Politehnica Timişoara, Romania/Department Automation and Applied - - 2014
A healthy lifestyle for a mother and monitoring both mother and fetus activities are crucial factors for a normal pregnancy without hazardous conditions. This paper proposes a cloud computing solution and a mobile application which collect data from the sensors to be used in Obstetrics-Gynecology Department. This application monitors the ...
Vlassoff Michael M Guttmacher Institute, New York, - - 2014
(1) In 2013, an estimated 40% of pregnancies in Cameroon were unintended. (2) More than six in 10 women who want to avoid pregnancy either do not practice contraception or use a relatively ineffective traditional method. These women can be said to have an unmet need for modern contraception. (3) ...
Hellwig Kerstin K Department of Neurology, St. Josef Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, - - 2014
The incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) is increasing, particularly in young women (20-40 years). In line, experience in the management of pregnancies and use of disease-modifying therapy (DMT) in women with MS is accumulating. Fertility is generally not affected in MS. If assisted reproduction techniques (ART) are required, unsuccessful procedures ...
Thompson John M D JM Department of Paediatrics, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New - - 2014
Our aim was to replicate and extend the recently found association between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and ADHD symptoms in school-age children. Participants were members of the Auckland Birthweight Collaborative Study, a longitudinal study of 871 infants of European descent sampled disproportionately for small for gestational age. Drug use during ...
Menuba Ifeanyi E IE Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla Enugu, Enugu State, - - 2014
Infertility is highly prevalent in Nigeria and most infertile couples in southeast Nigeria are offered conventional forms of treatment, which consist mainly of ovulation induction and tubal surgery, due to limited availability and high cost of endoscopic and assisted reproductive technologies like laparoscopy and in vitro fertilization. The aim of ...
Dębska-Ślizień A A Department of Nephrology, Transplantology, and Internal Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk, - - 2014
After kidney transplantation (KT), pregnancy is possible, although the risk of maternal and fetal complications is much higher than in the general population. Outcome of 22 pregnancies in 17 patients transplanted in the Gdańsk center in the period 1980-2012 was studied. Mean maternal age at pregnancy was 30 ± 5 ...
Huntington Susie S Department of Infection & Population Health, UCL, London, - - 2014
High rates of hepatotoxicity have been observed among HIV-positive pregnant women using antiretroviral therapy (ART). However, the extent to which pregnancy affects the risk of ART-induced hepatotoxicity is unclear since studies in this area have generated conflicting results. Combined data from the UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UK CHIC) study and ...
Piñeiro Carmela C Infectious Diseases Service, Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, - - 2014
Introduction: HIV infection during pregnancy still raises controversial issues. Combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) has been successful in reducing mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Routine screening in pregnancy and in pre-conception consultation proved to be one of the best methods able to get this treatment on time. We review our experience with pregnant ...
Byrne Laura L Policy and Practice Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health, Population, London, - - 2014
Introduction: In the United Kingdom and Ireland more than 40% of individuals living with perinatally acquired HIV are now aged >16. Globally, increasing numbers of women with perinatally acquired HIV are becoming pregnant, but data on fertility and pregnancy outcomes is scarce. We present pregnancy outcome data for this emerging ...
Howard Brandon B Teva Global Medical Affairs, Frazer, PA 19355, - - 2013
To evaluate pregnancy complication rates and related charges in users of 84/7, 21/7 and 24/4 combined oral contraceptives (COCs). Data were obtained from the i3 InVision Data Mart™ retrospective claims database. Subjects were aged 15-40 years, first prescribed a COC between 1/1/2006 and 4/1/2011 and continuously insured for ≥1 year. ...
Turok David K DK Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
We investigated the 1-year pregnancy rates for emergency contraception (EC) users who selected the copper T380 intrauterine device (IUD) or oral levonorgestrel (LNG) for EC. This prospective study followed women for 1 year after choosing either the copper T380 IUD or oral LNG for EC. The study was powered to ...
Jeon Sun Young SY Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Visual disturbances are common among women with pre-eclampsia. The obstetricians should have an understanding of the various conditions associated with visual impairments. We report a case of Purtscher-like retinopathy developed after pre-eclampsia combined with acute pancreatitis. A 33-year-old primigravida with twin pregnancy was admitted to the department of obstetrics and ...
Espinoza Jimmy - - 2013
This study was designed to compare the work flow efficiency of manual measurements of 5 fetal parameters with a novel technique that automatically measures these parameters from 2-dimensional sonograms. This prospective study included 200 singleton pregnancies between 15 and 40 weeks' gestation. Patients were randomly allocated to either manual (n ...
Gardiner Paula P Department of Family Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Place, Dowling 5 South, Boston, MA 02118, - - 2013
Little is known about herb use among underserved postpartum women and their patterns of communication about herb use with prenatal providers. We interviewed women from the postpartum unit at an urban hospital about herb use during pregnancy, socioeconomic factors, prenatal vitamin use, and diet. We asked women if they discussed ...
Oppermann Marc M Institute for Clinical Teratology and Drug Risk Assessment in Pregnancy, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 14050 Berlin, - - 2013
Angiotensin-II receptor 1 antagonists (AT₁-antagonists) may cause severe and even lethal fetopathy in late pregnancy. However, exposure still occurs in spite of warnings in package leaflets. This study aimed to assess the risk of fetopathy, the sensitive time window, and possible new symptoms in prospective as well as retrospective cases ...
Pouchieu Camille - - 2013
Information on dietary supplement (DS) use during pregnancy is largely lacking. Besides, little is known about the share of DS use as self-medication versus such use following a physician's advice/prescription. Our aim was to evaluate DS use and its socioeconomic, lifestyle and dietary correlates among pregnant women participating in the ...
Wall Kristin M KM Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America ; Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of - - 2013
We describe rates of unintended pregnancy among HIV positive couples in Lusaka, Zambia. We also identify factors associated with unintended pregnancy among oral contraceptive pill (OCP) using couples in this cohort. Data were analyzed from couples randomized in a factorial design to two family planning intervention videos. Rates of unintended ...
Köksal Ozlem O Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, - - 2013
This study aimed to determine the necessity of pregnancy test in women of reproductive age admitted to emergency department (ED) in routine practice. We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients who presented to the ED between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2010 and received a pregnancy test. The median ...
Grillo-Mallo E - - 2012
A 38-year-old female, at 20-weeks gestation, experienced a sudden visual loss and visual-field abnormalities. The neuroimaging tests showed a craniopharyngioma. Surgical removal was performed with a successful outcome as regards the pregnancy and visual function. It is known that pituitary adenomas may grow during pregnancy; however this is unusual in ...
Brar Herb - - 2013
To determine the relationship between a priori risk for fetal trisomy and the fraction of fetal cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal blood. A comparative analysis on fetal cfDNA amounts was performed in subjects stratified into a priori risk groups based on maternal age, prenatal screening results, or nuchal translucency measurement. ...
Reed Joanne H - - 2012
Maternal anti-Ro autoantibodies are associated with cardiac manifestations of neonatal lupus (cardiac NL), yet only 2% of women with this reactivity have an affected child. Identification of a more specific marker would channel intense monitoring to fetuses at greater risk. This study aimed to determine whether autoantibodies against Ro 52 ...
Gilead Rami - - 2012
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate pregnancy outcomes, particularly cesarean delivery(CD), among women with "isolated" obesity (i.e. without additional co-morbidities). STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective population-based study between the years 1988-2010. The pregnancy outcomes of obese (pre-pregnancy BMI≥30 kg/m2) and non-obese patients were compared. Patients with chronic hypertension, pre-gestational diabetes mellitus, ...
Marchesi Dennis E - - 2012
As the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) continues to rise worldwide, it remains of the upmost importance to maintain the safety of those techniques used in ART. Many of these practices are unique to this discipline; as such, it becomes difficult to assess the true risks that the potential ...
Sánchez-Ferrer María Luisa - - 2012
We describe a rare case of complete hydatidiform mole with twin live fetus (CHMTF) confirmed by histopathology, flow cytometry, and polymerase chain reaction techniques. No malformations were observed, fetal karyotype was normal and β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels were increased (>100,000 IU/ml). Once the patient had been informed of the risks, ...
Koc Onder - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The article reviews the current evidence and the role of elective Cesarean section in the prevention of pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have revealed that operative vaginal delivery is an important risk factor for PFDs. The cause of PFD is multifactorial. Pregnancy itself also ...
Tiitinen Aila - - 2012
The most important outcome of infertility treatment is a birth of a healthy baby. In many countries, in-vitro fertilisation treatments carry a high risk of twin pregnancy, which brings a higher risk to the mother and child than singleton pregnancies. Preterm delivery and low birth weight are the main factors ...
Lara Beatriz - - 2012
Three percent of rare diseases are pneumopathies. Improvements in survival and quality of life have led to a new situation where patients with rare respiratory diseases want to plan their reproductive lives. The intention of this review is to present the experience accumulated in the field of the reproductive health ...
Griffiths P D - - 2012
It is widely accepted that the diagnosis of foetal central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities can be improved by performing MRI examinations in utero. Most of the published literature has concentrated on pregnancies in which a developmental abnormality has been detected (or suspected) on ultrasound in an otherwise low-risk pregnancy. In ...
Gong Yun-Hui - - 2012
Early onset severe preeclampsia is a specific type of severe preeclampsia, which causes high morbidity and mortality of both mothers and fetus. This study aimed to investigate the clinical definition, features, treatment, outcome and risk factors of early onset severe preeclampsia in Chinese women. Four hundred and thirteen women with ...
Al-Kadri Hanan M F - - 2012
PURPOSE: We aimed in this research to explore factors contributing to the occurrence of intra-uterine fetal death (IUFD). METHODS: The study was conducted between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2009 in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Patients who were diagnosed ...
Wain Karen - - 2012
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant vascular dysplasia characterized by epistaxis, mucocutaneous telangiectasias, and arteriovenous malformations (AVM) in the brain, lung, liver, gastrointestinal tract, or spine. While pregnant women with HHT are known to have increased risks due to pulmonary AVMs, little is known about any increased risk ...
Wlodarczyk Bogdan J BJ Department of Nutritional Sciences, Dell Pediatric Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78723, USA. - - 2012
The treatment of epilepsy in women of reproductive age remains a clinical challenge. While most women with epilepsy (WWE) require anticonvulsant drugs for adequate control of their seizures, the teratogenicity associated with some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is a risk that needs to be carefully addressed. Antiepileptic medications are also used ...
Yang Yun Seok - - 2012
Aim:  Risk assessment for cesarean delivery is not a one-time assessment, but rather a procedure that continues throughout pregnancy and labor. The objective of this study was to develop models to determine risk factors of cesarean delivery in three stages in low-risk pregnancy. Material and Methods:  The period from pregnancy ...
Dejesus Allison Sandra O - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Multiple gestations are high-risk compared with singleton pregnancies. Prematurity and intrauterine growth restrictions are the major sources of morbidity and mortality common to all twin gestations. Monochorionic twins are at a higher risk for twin-twin transfusion, fetal growth restriction, congenital anomalies, vasa previa, velamentous insertion of the umbilical cord ...
Vink Joy - - 2012
Twin gestations face an increased risk of structural abnormalities compared with singleton gestations, as well as an increased risk of aneuploidy. Accordingly, there is a need for accurate prenatal diagnosis of fetal genetic disorders and structural anomalies in twin gestations. Given the increased risk of congenital anomalies, a detailed sonographic ...
Rogenhofer Nina - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To study the possible contribution of paternal, in addition to maternal, carriage of M2/ANXA5 as a risk factor for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Academic research center. PATIENT(S): Couples presenting themselves to the Fertility Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich with two or more consecutive, unexplained miscarriages were selected ...
Pandey Shilpi - - 2012
BACKGROUNDEarlier reviews have suggested that IVF/ICSI pregnancies are associated with higher risks. However, there have been recent advances in the way IVF/ICSI is done, leading to some controversy as to whether IVF/ICSI singletons are associated with higher perinatal risks. The objective of this systematic review was to provide an up-to-date ...
Watson Lyndsey F - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: to provide an accessible list of individual and population-based risk factors associated with very preterm birth to assist care providers in planning appropriate pregnancy care. DESIGN: a population-based case-control study. SETTING: Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: women were recruited from April 2002 to 2004. Cases had a singleton birth between 20 ...
Cohain Judy Slome - - 2012
The belief that hospital birth for low risk pregnancies has better outcomes than planned, attended homebirth is an urban legend. The choice of low-risk women to deliver in hospital is a result of the dominant and irrational human propensities to gossip, to follow the crowd and to cling to irrational ...
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