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Gatel L L Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging and Small Animal Orthopaedics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke, 9820, - - 2014
This study investigated the prediction of parturition in queens, as well as the effects of the queens' age and weight and the litter size on the accuracy of the prediction. A prospective study was performed in 24 purebred queens of 11 different breeds, all in normal body condition, using radiographic ...
Rezende Carolina P CP Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, and National Institute of Hormones and Women's Health, Av. Prof. Alfredo Balena 110, 9 andar, 30130-100, Belo Horizonte, MG, - - 2014
This study investigated the usefulness of serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) measurements at two distinct menstrual cycle phases to predict in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. This was a prospective observational study enrolling 135 consecutive patients referred for conventional IVF or ICSI in a university hospital. Blood samples were obtained for serum ...
Kanat-Pektas Mine M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Afyon Kocatepe University Medical Faculty Hospital, Afyonkarahisar, - - 2014
The present study aims to determine whether mean platelet volume (MPV) specified in late first trimester of pregnancy can be used to predict pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). This study prospectively reviews 200 healthy women with 11-14-week-old pregnancies. Average pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) multiples of the median (MoM) value ...
Winger Edward E EE Laboratory for Reproductive Medicine and Immunology, San Jose, CA, - - 2014
Prior to the end of the first trimester, pathogenic mechanisms may commit pregnancies to adverse outcome such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriage. A long-term search for biomarkers predicting these adverse outcomes has not identified any that reliably succeed prior to the beginning of the second trimester. MicroRNAs, with their important role ...
Mansour Ghada M GM Department of obstetrics and gynecology, Ain Shams university, Cairo, - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To assess the role of three dimensional ultrasound mutiplanar view in prediction of cesarean section scars dehiscence. Subjects and methods: One hundred pregnant women with previous cesarean section scars were investigated by ultrasound to measure the scar thickness by 2D ultrasound and to depict the uterine wall by ...
Ahmadzia Homa K HK Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University, Durham, NC. Electronic address: - - 2014
The gestation-adjusted projection (GAP) method uses third trimester ultrasound fetal weight to predict birthweight. Our study sought to assess if the accuracy of the GAP method in morbidly obese women depended on 1) ultrasound timing or 2) extreme elevations in maternal BMI. We conducted a diagnostic accuracy study from 2007 ...
Papastefanou Ioannis - - 2014
Abstract Aim: To investigate the value of the birth weight of the previous pregnancy (BW1) alone and combined with the third trimester ultrasonographically estimated fetal weight (EFW) and Doppler studies in the prediction of small (SGA) and large for gestational age (LGA) neonates in the index pregnancy (BW2). Method: Some ...
Oliphant Sallie S SS Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, - - 2014
To define maternal tissue adaptations in pregnancy associated with uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery using anatomical and biological outcomes. Nulliparous gravidas were prospectively enrolled in 1(st) trimester at 2 institutions. Demographic and delivery data were chart abstracted. Vaginal elastase activity (units/mg protein) and POP-Q measurements of pelvic organ support were obtained ...
Luewan Suchaya S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand, - - 2014
To establish reference ranges of fetal myocardial performance index (MPI) in normal singleton pregnancies from 12 to 40 weeks gestation. Prospective descriptive study. A tertiary care teaching center in the Northern part of Thailand. A total of 562 normal singleton pregnancies at 12-40 weeks of gestation. Fetal echocardiography was performed for isovolumetric ...
Seravalli Viola V Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
To investigate the predictive accuracy of second trimester ultrasound parameters, maternal characteristics and sequential Doppler changes between first and second trimester for the prediction of small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants (birth-weight <10(th) percentile). Prospective study of singleton pregnancies enrolled in the first trimester with subsequent second trimester follow-up. Maternal characteristics, uterine ...
Arigita Marta M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital General de l'Hospitalet, L'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona, - - 2014
to assess the role of nuchal translucency (NT) in the prediction of unbalanced translocation in offspring of couples in which one of the parents is a balanced translocation carrier. From January 1996 to December 2012 fetal NT was measured before chorionic villi sampling in 86 pregnancies referred because of parental ...
Mesens Tinne T Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk , Belgium - - 2014
Abstract Objective: To address the question whether maternal venous abnormalities exist at the onset of, or develop during the course of pregnancy. Methods: We present five case reports of patients with early onset preeclampsia (EPE), late onset preeclampsia (LPE), gestational hypertension (GH), essential hypertension (EH) and an uncomplicated pregnancy (UP). ...
Hermann Monika M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Port-Royal Maternity, Groupe Hospitalier Cochin-Broca-Hôtel Dieu, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, Paris, France; Paris V René Descartes University, Paris, - - 2014
We aimed to assess usefulness of the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA-PSV) in the prediction of fetal anemia after more than three intravenous fetal-exchange transfusions (IFET). A retrospective study was conducted over 6 years of 15 consecutive pregnancies with severe red blood cell fetomaternal alloimmunization requiring more than ...
Matorras Roberto R Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital de Cruces, Baracaldo, Vizcaya, Spain; Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, Lejona, Vizcaya, Spain; University of the Basque Country, Lejona, Vizcaya, - - 2014
This study assessed the influence of adding embryos with different embryo quality on pregnancy rate and multiple pregnancy rate (MPR). The study included 1891 IVF transfers performed at two centres with different embryo transfer policies. Pregnancy rate and MPR were analysed following three models and then including embryo quality. A ...
Lee Bang Hyun BH Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University, - - 2014
To compare fetal abdominal circumference (AC) and its relationship with birthweight at increasing gestational ages in the context of maternal hyperglycemia of varying severity. Retrospective cohort study. Two centers participated in building one database. In total, 1538 Korean pregnant women were subjected to a two-step approach to diagnose gestational diabetes ...
Liwan Henny H Sparrow Health System, Lansing, - - 2014
The study objective is to examine the use of transvaginal ultrasound-measured cervical length to predict no delivery within 24 hours in term singleton pregnancy with symptoms of labor. Transvaginal cervical length measurement was obtained between July 2011 and October 2012 in women who presented with complaints concerning labor. Data on ...
Boelig Rupsa C RC Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Third-trimester cervical length has been correlated with delivery timing. Given that second-trimester ultrasonography is routine practice, we sought to evaluate whether second-trimester cervical length is associated with prolonged pregnancy. We performed a secondary analysis of data involving women with singleton gestations between 18 0/7 and 23 6/7 weeks of gestation ...
Marquette Gerald P GP Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC; Perinatal Services British Columbia, Vancouver - - 2014
Objective: To estimate the probability of spontaneous onset of labour (SOL) among women with uncomplicated pregnancies who have reached 41+0 weeks and to examine the influence of maternal characteristics on this event. Methods: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study of women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies in cephalic presentation between ...
Meler Eva E Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, ICGON, Fetal and Perinatal Medicine Research Group (IDIBAPS) and Center of Biomedical Research on Rare Diseases (CIBER-ER), Hospital Clinic-University of Barcelona, Spain; Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine Department, Institut Universitari Dexeus, Barcelona, - - 2014
To describe the distribution of placental growth factor (PlGF) plasma levels in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia (PE) according to the gestational age at clinical onset and to assess PlGF's predictive role for maternal complications. A total of 84 women whose pregnancies were complicated by PE before 37 gestational weeks were ...
Kane Heidi S HS University of Los Angeles, Department of Psychology 1285 Franz Hall Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pregnancy anxiety is a potent predictor of adverse birth and infant outcomes. The goal of the current study was to examine one potential mechanism whereby these effects may occur by testing associations between pregnancy anxiety and maternal salivary cortisol on 4 occasions during pregnancy in a sample of 448 women. ...
Brandão Augusto Henriques Fulgêncio AH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Av. Professor Alfredo Balena 110-4° andar, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, - - 2014
Systemic endothelial dysfunction has been identified as one of the main events in preeclampsia (PE). A nonhealthy vascular endothelium can be pointed out as the pathophysiological explanation of the clinical manifestations and complications of PE. Once normal pregnancy is characterized by a constant increase in endothelial function, a follow-up of ...
Rossi A A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Udine - - 2014
To identify maternal/pregnancy characteristics, first trimester ultrasound parameters and biochemical indices which are significant independent predictors of large-for-gestational age (LGA)neonates. DESIGN:Observational crosssectional study. Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Udine. 72 singleton pregnancies presenting for screening for chromosomal abnormalities by nuchal translucency and maternal serum biochemistry ...
Whiteman Maura K MK Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, - - 2014
Health care providers should assess pregnancy in women seeking contraceptive services. Although urine pregnancy tests are available in most U.S. settings, their accuracy varies based on timing relative to missed menses, recent intercourse, or recent pregnancy. We examined the performance of a checklist based on criteria recommended in family planning ...
Savasan Zeynep Alpay ZA Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, - - 2014
Ischemic placental disease is a recently coined term that describes the vascular insufficiency now believed to be an important etiologic factor in preeclampsia, intrauterine fetal growth restriction, and placental abruption. Given the increased risk for poor maternal and fetal outcomes, early prediction and prevention of this disorder is of significant ...
De Paco Catalina C Fetal Medicine Unit, Clinic University Hospital "Virgen de la Arrixaca", Murcia, - - 2014
To determine the clinical utility of Doppler assessment of the umbilical artery in the second-trimester scan for predicting adverse pregnancy outcomes. Singleton pregnancies that had undergone routine anomaly scan at 19-22 weeks of gestation with umbilical and uterine artery Doppler measurements. ROC curves were constructed to evaluate the ability of umbilical ...
Sananes N N Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CMCO Hospital , - - 2014
Prematurity is the chief cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study is to review the different methods for predicting preterm delivery in asymptomatic pregnant women and in situations of threatened preterm delivery. A search of the Pubmed/Medline database was carried out for the years 1980-2012. We ...
Jia Xiaohui - - 2014
To investigate the clinical significance and value in the prediction of preterm delivery of combined amniotic fluid IL-8 and Annexin A2 levels in preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and preterm labor (PTL). Sixty pregnant women at < 32 gestational weeks who developed PTL were divided into a PPROM group ...
Han Xiujun X Obstetric Department, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University , Zhejiang Province , - - 2014
Objective: To determine whether serum Follistatin-like-3 was enhanced in second trimester of pregnant women who subsequently developed preeclampsia. Methods: Thirty-nine pregnant women subsequently developed preeclampsia and 73 normal pregnancy women were included. Serum samples taken in 24-28 weeks gestation were used for assay of Follistatin-like-3. Results: Follistatin-like-3 was significantly elevated ...
Keikkala Elina E Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland; University of Helsinki, Helsinki, - - 2014
Low first trimester serum concentrations of hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG-h) predict later preeclampsia. We studied whether serum hCG-h at 14-17 weeks of pregnancy also predicts preeclampsia alone or combined with placental growth factor (PlGF) and soluble vascular endothelial growth factor 1 (sVEGFR-1). We conducted a nested case-control study comprising 55 ...
Prevost Marie M Departments of Psychiatry and Philosophy, McGill University , Montreal, QC , - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine variations in endogenous oxytocin levels in pregnancy and postpartum state. We also explored the associations between delivery variables and oxytocin levels. A final sample of 272 mothers in their first trimester of pregnancy was included for the study. Blood samples were drawn ...
Xie Y J - - 2014
To assess the predictive value of the combination of ultrasound scanning, yolk sacs and CA125 levels for pregnancy outcomes in early threatened abortion. A total 196 pregnant women at less than 12 weeks gestation were enrolled. They were assigned into: (A) normal pregnancy (n = 61); (B) early threatened abortion ...
Luque Ana A 1] Human Molecular Genetics Group, IDIBELL, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08907 Barcelona, Spain - - 2014
To assess the usefulness of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) as non-invasive molecular biomarkers for early prediction of preeclampsia, a differential miRNA profiling analysis was performed in first-trimester pooled sera from 31 early preeclampsia patients, requiring delivery before 34 weeks of gestation, and 44 uncomplicated pregnancies using microfluidic arrays. Among a total ...
Kuc Sylwia S Department of Obstetrics, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU), Utrecht, the - - 2014
The first aim was to investigate specific signature patterns of metabolites that are significantly altered in first-trimester serum of women who subsequently developed preeclampsia (PE) compared to healthy pregnancies. The second aim of this study was to examine the predictive performance of the selected metabolites for both early onset [EO-PE] ...
Zee J J Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2013
Are there improvements in the accuracy of prediction of ectopic pregnancy (EP) in women with early symptomatic pregnancy using human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) curves when clinicians consider visits beyond the first 48 h after initial presentation? Two hCG values, measured 48 h (2 days) apart, are often not sufficient to ...
Kampman Marlies A M MA Department of Cardiology, Thorax Centre, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, Groningen 9700RB, The - - 2013
In women with congenital heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular complications during pregnancy are common, but the risk assessment of these patients remains difficult. This study sought to determine the independent role of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in addition to other parameters in predicting adverse cardiovascular events during pregnancy in ...
Dane Banu - - 2013
Aim: To investigate the relationship between parity and first-trimester uterine artery Doppler indices and determine their predictive value for pregnancy complications. Methods: In 679 singleton pregnancies (388 parous and 291 nulliparous) attending for routine care at 11-14 weeks of gestation, we recorded maternal characteristics, medical and obstetric history, the presence ...
Lobmaier Silvia M - - 2013
To compare the value of Doppler follow-up with maternal blood angiogenic factors at diagnosis for the prediction of adverse outcome in late pregnancy small-for-gestational-age (SGA) fetuses. In a cohort of 198 SGA we evaluated the association of Doppler indices (mean uterine artery pulsatility index [mUtA PI] and cerebroplacental ratio [CPR]) ...
Kim Jee Hyun - - 2013
To develop a nomogram for prediction of ongoing pregnancy after in vitro fertilization (IVF)-embryo transfer (ET) using age of women and serum biomarkers. Prospective longitudinal study of 103 patients undergoing IVF-ET at a university-based hospital. Serum HCG and progesterone levels were measured at the time of the pregnancy test (14 ...
Gosálvez Jaime - - 2013
This study compared the potential of assessing sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) from neat semen and the subsequent swim-up (SU) procedure to predict pregnancy when conducting ICSI of fertile donor oocytes. Infertile females (n=81) were transferred embryos resulting from intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) of their partner's spermatozoa and proven donor oocytes. ...
Reljič Milan - - 2013
The aim of the present study was to evaluate if the live birth predictive values of β-hCG levels differ in fresh and vitrified-warmed blastocyst transfer cycles. In the retrospectively designed study, 775 cycles with positive β-hCG values 13 days after fresh blastocyst transfer (fresh ET; n = 568) or vitrified-warmed blastocyst transfer (FET; n = 207) ...
Rizos Demetrios - - 2013
To determine maternal serum concentrations of placental growth factor (PlGF) and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) longitudinally in normal pregnancies, pregnancies that developed preeclampsia and pregnancies that deliver a small for gestational age (SGA) infant, in order to evaluate them as markers for the prediction of preeclampsia. In this case-control ...
Daghighi Mohammad Hossein MH Department of Radiology, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, - - 2013
Normal morphological features of the maternal pelvis are an important prerequisite to vaginal delivery. We aimed to evaluate the association between obstetric conjugate diameter (OCD) measured by ultrasonography and the type of delivery, vaginally (V) or by cesarean (C) section. Pelvimetry was performed in 200 primigravid women for fetal cephalic ...
Başaran Derman - - 2013
The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasonographic measurement of amniochorionic membrane thickness (AMT) in the prediction of preterm birth among an asymptomatic pregnant population. One hundred and ninety consecutive singleton pregnant women presenting for prenatal care between May 2010 and August 2011 were recruited for ...
Sananes Nicolas - - 2013
To develop a model for predicting premature delivery before 37 weeks' gestation based on maternal factors, obstetric history and biomarkers in the first trimester of pregnancy. Cohort study based on data collected prospectively between 1 January 2000 and 30 November 2011. Multivariate logistic regression was used to construct a model ...
Roberts James M JM Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Department of Clinical and Translational Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
Preeclampsia has been recognized for at least 100 years. In the last 20 years, the consideration of the disorder as more than simply hypertension in pregnancy has led to an explosion in knowledge about preeclampsia pathophysiology. It is now evident that for most cases of preeclampsia, the root cause is ...
Martins Neto Manoel - - 2013
To compare ductus venosus (DV) and cerebral transverse sinus (CTS) Doppler velocimetry for predicting acidemia at birth in pregnancies complicated by placental insufficiency. Prospective cross-sectional study involving 69 cases. Doppler assessment of the DV and CTS was carried out in the last 24 hours prior to delivery. The sensitivity, specificity, positive ...
Kashanian Maryam - - 2013
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of maternal serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) measurement during the first trimester of pregnancy for predicting pre-eclampsia. A prospective cohort study was performed on 394 pregnant women who were at the gestational age of 8-13 weeks. In all ...
Ali Ahmed - - 2013
The aims of this study were to determine the developmental patterns of some fetal parts to achieve a high accuracy level in the assessment of gestational age and to assess the feasibility and accuracy of ultrasonic prenatal fetal sex assessment in camels. Serial ultrasonographic examinations were carried out on seven ...
Abuelghar Wessam M - - 2013
To elicit the diagnostic value of smaller than expected crown-rump length (CRL) to predict the occurrence of subsequent miscarriage in women with a viable first trimester pregnancy. A cohort study was conducted in the fetal special care unit of a tertiary care maternity hospital. The recruited participants were young pregnant ...
Bıyık Ismail - - 2013
Abstract Preeclampsia, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), oligohydramnios, abortus, preterm birth and preterm rupture of the membranes (PROM) are significant complications of pregnancy. Insufficient trophoblastic invasion plays an important role in the pathophysiology of pregnancy complications. Soluble human leukocyte antigen-gestation (HLA-G)1/G5 is a molecule associated with trophoblast invasion. When pregnancy complications ...
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