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Weissgerber Tracey L TL Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, RO-HA-06-675B-5, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA, - - 2014
Endothelial dysfunction is a key feature of preeclampsia and may contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk years after pregnancy. Flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is a non-invasive endothelial function test that predicts cardiovascular event risk. New protocols allow researchers to measure three components of the FMD response: FMD, low flow-mediated constriction, and ...
Banks Nicole N Section on Human Biochemical Genetics, Medical Genetics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Building 10, Room 10C103CA, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892-1851, - - 2014
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is the most common childhood-onset ciliopathy. As treatments improve, more women are reaching reproductive age, but little is known about ARPKD and pregnancy. In our ongoing study on ARPKD and other ciliopathies, 12 females over 18 years of age were identified and systematically evaluated. Six ...
Diago Almela Vicente Jose VJ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe. Bulevar Sur s/n, 46026, Valencia, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To determine if absence of subclinical intraamniotic inflammation improves the prognosis of rescue cerclage in cases of bulging membranes. Methods: cohort study with all women with bulging membranes admitted into our hospital between 2009 and 2013. Patients underwent amniocentesis to quantify amniotic glucose, leukocytes, IL-6 and leukocyte esterase ...
Riska Brit Solvor BS Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, P.O. 1078, Blindern, 0316, Oslo, Norway, - - 2014
The study aimed to describe the dispensing of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-related drugs (z-hypnotics) to pregnant women and to study the characteristics of these women and the extent of co-medication. A population-based cohort study was conducted based on the linkage of nationwide registries: the Medical Birth Registry of Norway and the ...
Urquiza María Fernanda MF Halitus, Instituto Médico, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, - - 2014
To report a birth of a healthy girl after long-term oocyte cryopreservation by slow cooling in sodium depleted medium. Clinical application. University Affiliated, Private IVF center. A 38-year-old woman received embryos from IVF by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with her own oocytes that were cryopreserved by slow freezing in a ...
Isobe Naoki N Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 739-8528, - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of the somatic cell count (SCC) in milk on reproductive performance, such as pregnancy status in the prepartum period and ovarian function in the postpartum period, in dairy cows. Blood samples were collected every week from one month prepartum ...
Ziller V V Department of Gynecological Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine and Osteoporosis, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the time from the first subfertility diagnosis to pregnancy (TTP) and to elucidate factors influencing TTP for patients in German gynecological practices comprising a representative sample and provide a realistic picture of the current situation in Germany. The study collective included all ...
Fragoso Yara Dadalti YD Universidade Metropolitana de Santos, Department of Neurology, Medical Faculty UNIMES , Rua da Constituicao 374, CEP 11015-470, Santos SP , Brazil +55 13 32263400 ; - - 2014
Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that mainly affects young adults who are of reproductive age. MS can lead to severe disability and is associated with worse prognosis in untreated patients. Although MS is not negatively affected by pregnancy itself, it may be a high-risk decision to leave a ...
Sapra K J KJ Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd., Room 7B05, Rockville, MD 20852, USA - - 2014
Is time to pregnancy (TTP) similar across successive pregnancy attempts among women experiencing pregnancy loss? TTP after a loss may be longer compared with TTP before a loss. Two pregnancy cohort studies have reported that TTP is similar across pregnancy attempts in fertile women. However, this has not been investigated ...
Pados George G Centre for Endoscopic Surgery "Diavalkaniko" Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; "Papageorgiou" Hospital, 1st Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Electronic address: - - 2014
To present the reproductive and obstetric outcome after laparoscopic excision of functional, non-communicating broadly attached rudimentary horn. As a part of a retrospective study performed over the past 21 years to determine the reproductive and obstetric outcome after laparoscopic treatment for symptomatic non-communicating rudimentary horn, we identified seven women who ...
De Genna Natacha M NM University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, PA, USA - - 2014
Teenage mothers are more likely to use drugs, and their children are more likely to use substances and become pregnant during adolescence. Teenage mothers' substance use may play a role in the intergenerational risk for adolescent pregnancy. Pregnant adolescents (12-18 years) were seen during pregnancy and postnatal years 6, 10, ...
Roulo Rebecca M RM Department of Environmental Health Science, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, - - 2014
Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that can result in adverse pregnancy outcomes such as stillbirth or premature delivery. The Mongolian gerbil was recently proposed as the most appropriate small animal model of listeriosis due to its susceptibility to the same invasion pathways as humans. The objective of this study ...
Grooten Ij I Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
To investigate the consequences of weight loss in pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes and cardiometabolic profile in childhood. Prospective birth cohort (ABCD study). Between 2003 and 2004, all pregnant women in Amsterdam were approached for study participation. 7818 pregnant women were included, of which 3165 consented to having their children examined ...
Vilela Ana Amélia Freitas AA Nutritional Epidemiology Observatory, Department of Social and Applied Nutrition, and Graduate Program in Nutrition, Institute of Nutrition Josué de Castro, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
Dietary patterns before pregnancy may be associated with depressive symptomatology during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to identify dietary patterns before pregnancy and to examine the association between these dietary patterns and depressive symptoms during pregnancy. A prospective cohort of 248 healthy pregnant women were followed at 5-13, ...
Audebert Alain A Institut Robert B. Greenblatt, Bordeaux, - - 2014
To evaluate the success rate of laparoscopic neosalpingostomy and the factors affecting the results in terms of intrauterine pregnancy (IUP), delivery (DEL), and ectopic pregnancy (EP). Retrospective analysis of prospectively recorded data. Private practice. A total of 434 consecutive infertile patients from 21 to 42 years old with a follow-up of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
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 ...
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