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Arguello Blanca B Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; Faculdade de Farmacia, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa - - - 2014
To assess the completeness and applicability of information for the use of medicines in pregnancy and lactation contained in European Summaries of Product Characteristics (SmPCs). SmPCs available on the EMA website in April 2011 were retrieved, and information on the use of medicines during pregnancy and lactation was analysed. A ...
Pugliesi Guilherme - - 2014
We aimed to identify the functional characteristics of the corpus luteum (CL) by color Doppler ultrasonography and changes in interferon-stimulated gene (ISG) expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) during early pregnancy in beef cows. We then aimed to use these features to establish earlier pregnancy diagnosis methods. In Experiment ...
Philliber Ashley E AE Philliber Research Associates, Accord, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite their efficacy in preventing unintended pregnancies, intrauterine devices (IUDs) are still relatively underutilized by American women. Although cost of these methods is clearly a barrier to use, IUDs have had a long and sometimes controversial history, and earlier versions were removed from the market. This study explores the degree ...
Korkes Fernando F Faculdade de Medicina do - - 2014
The diagnosis of urolithiasis during pregnancy is common, even though no additional measures are required in asymptomatic cases. Renal colic or complications of urinary lithiasis occur more frequently during the last months of pregnancy, and there are several particularities for the diagnosis and treatment of this subset of women. The ...
Finnbogadóttir Hafrún - - 2014
Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a serious matter which threatens maternal and fetal health. The aim of this study was to develop a grounded theoretical model of women's experience of IPV during pregnancy and how they handle their situation. Ten interviews with women who had experience of being ...
Betts Kim S KS School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Exposure to stressful life events during pregnancy has been associated with later schizophrenia in offspring. We explore how prenatal stress and neurodevelopmental abnormalities in childhood associate to increase the risk of later psychotic experiences. Participants from the Mater University Study of Pregnancy (MUSP), an Australian based, pre-birth cohort study were ...
Wu Bin B Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Tucson, AZ, 85712, USA, - - 2014
Evaluating the failed IVF cycle often provides useful prognostic information. Before undergoing another attempt, patients experiencing an unsuccessful IVF cycle frequently request information about the probability of future success. Here, we introduced the concept of reproducibility and formulae to predict the next IVF cycle outcome. The experimental design was based ...
Leyser-Whalen Ophra O Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 University Ave., El Paso, TX 79968, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The clinical literature notes that pregnancy has become an expected benefit of solid organ transplant. Establishing "best practices" in the management of this particular transplant population requires careful consideration of the ethical dimensions, broadly speaking, of posttransplant pregnancies and these women's lived experiences. In this article, we present the current ...
Guan Yong Y Department of Ultrasound, Shenzhen Maternity & Child Healthcare Hospital, Affiliated to Southern Medical University, Shenzhen, - - 2014
To describe changes in the Doppler waveforms of the fetal main pulmonary artery (MPA) throughout gestation and to assess their predictive value of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). In the first phase of this study, we performed Doppler measurement of MPA acceleration time (AT), ejection time (ET), peak systolic velocity, ...
Tan Orkun O Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 75390, USA, - - 2014
To determine whether postwashed total progressively motile sperm count (TPMSC) obtained by CASA estimates could predict positive pregnancy test result in non-donor IUI cycles. Six thousand eight hundred and seventy one (6,871) IUI cycles with non-donor semen were retrospectively analyzed. Patient, cycle characteristics and prewashed and postwashed semen parameters were ...
Anakkul Nitira N Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, - - 2014
Generally, laparoscopic artificial insemination (LAI) provides a higher success rate than of cervical insemination in goats. However, the sperm distribution after LAI in goats remains unknown, particularly when frozen-thawed semen is used. This study evaluated the distribution of frozen-thawed goat spermatozoa after LAI and compared the effects of sperm numbers ...
Cohen Jennifer L JL The Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Division of Maternal & Fetal Medicine, New York, NY, United States. Electronic address: - - 2014
To determine if a combination of first and second trimester serum biomarkers (pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), free βhCG, and maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (msAFP)) may be utilized to develop a predictive model for adverse pregnancy outcomes. We conducted a retrospective analysis including all women who delivered at our institution between ...
Christian Lisa M LM Department of Psychiatry, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, United States; The Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, United States; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, United States; Psychology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, United States. Electronic address: - - 2014
The maternal immune system undergoes substantial changes to support healthy pregnancy. Although obesity is a primary driver of inflammation and predictive of perinatal complications, additive effects of pregnancy and obesity on changes in inflammatory processes are not well delineated. This study examined serum proinflammatory markers interleukin(IL)-6, IL-8, tumor necrosis factor ...
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 ...
Granada Catalina - - 2014
To test the hypothesis that a hemoglobin A1C value (A1C) in early pregnancy is predictive of overt diabetes mellitus (DM) postpartum in women with gestational diabetes (GDM). In this case-control analysis of women with an early pregnancy diagnosis of GDM, we estimated the association between an early pregnancy A1C and ...
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 ...
Cleeve Amanda A Department of Women's and Children's Health, Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, SE-171 76, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
Female sex workers (FSWs) are at risk of unintended pregnancies and induced abortions (IAs). This study aimed to describe attitudes towards and experiences of IA among FSWs in Laos. 258 FSWs were interviewed in Kaysone Phomvihan, Laos. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were used to analyse the data. Overall, 24% ...
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 ...
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