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Bursac Danijel D University of Zagreb, University Hospital Merkur, Clinical Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zagreb, - - 2013
Hydrocephalus is a medical condition characterized by enlargement of cerebral ventricles due to abnormal cerebrospinal fluid accumulation. Hydrocephalic women with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts are now surviving to reproductive age, but still there are doubts regarding the mode of delivery, analgesia and anesthesia. Postpartal complications are more frequently described in ...
Witek P - - 2013
Prolactinomas constitute approximately 40% of hormone-secreting pituitary tumors. In women the main clinical features are menstrual disorders and infertility. Successful treatment with dopamine agonists restores the normal function of the pituitary-gonadal axis, ovulation, and fertility. Adequate management of pregnant prolactinoma patients from the moment of conception is of particular importance ...
Dukhovny Stephanie - - 2013
Objectives- Our purpose was to review the outcomes of singleton pregnancies in which an absent nasal bone was noted on first- or second-trimester sonography and aneuploidy was not present. Methods- We identified singleton pregnancies from 2005 to 2011 in which an absent nasal bone was noted on sonography, aneuploidy was ...
Chen Chih-Ping CP Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Biotechnology, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan; School of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Institute of Clinical and Community Health Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: - - 2013
We describe a prenatal molecular diagnosis of hypochondroplasia (HCH) in a pregnancy not at risk of HCH and review the literature on prenatal diagnosis of HCH. A 28-year-old primigravid woman was referred for genetic counseling at 30 weeks of gestation because of short-limbed dwarfism in the fetus. The woman had ...
Khafizova Lilia - - 2013
Objectives Pregnancy following endometrial ablation is a rare event that carries significant risks to the mother. The majority of women elect to terminate such pregnancies. This brings into question which of the available methods should best be employed and what kinds of problems to anticipate. Case We present a case ...
Leiknes Kari Ann - - 2013
This study aims to explore practice, use, and risk of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in pregnancy. A systematic search was undertaken in the databases Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, SveMed and CINAHL (EBSCO). Only primary data-based studies reporting ECT undertaken during pregnancy were included. Two reviewers independently checked study titles and abstracts according ...
Stout Molly J - - 2013
In the roundtable that follows, clinicians discuss a study published in this issue of the Journal in light of its methodology, relevance to practice, and implications for future research. Article discussed: Pamidi S, Pinto LM, Marc I, Benedetti A, Schwartzman K, Kimoff RJ. Maternal sleep-disordered breathing and adverse pregnancy outcomes: ...
Stout Molly J - - 2013
In the roundtable that follows, clinicians discuss a study published in this issue of the Journal in light of its methodology, relevance to practice, and implications for future research. Article discussed: Pamidi S, Pinto LM, Marc I, Benedetti A, Schwartzman K, Kimoff RJ. Maternal sleep-disordered breathing and adverse pregnancy outcomes: ...
Staelens Anneleen - - 2013
To obtain data for maternal stroke volume and cardiac output during pregnancy, it is preferable to use a non-invasive, accurate and reproducible method. In this aspect, impedance cardiography is an excellent technique which is also highly accessible and easy to perform. This paper is a comprehensive review on the published ...
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Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy are common complaints and vary considerably in duration and severity. Hyperemesis gravidarum represents the extreme end of the spectrum associated with dehydration and weight loss. As embryonic organogenesis occurs during the first trimester, pharmacological intervention for any condition during this period poses a significant clinical ...
Walsh C A CA Fetal Medicine Unit, National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin - - 2013
Antenatal ultrasonography is widely used in pregnancy to assess fetal growth, wellbeing and anatomy. Although ultrasound screening is now an integral part of routine antenatal care, recommendations for the delivery of obstetric ultrasound vary from country to country. A recent survey of English maternity units reported that 100% of women ...
Trumbo Paula R PR Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, College Park, - - 2013
In 2001, Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for iodine were set for the different gender and life-stage groups by the Institute of Medicine. Because of the serious consequences of iodine deficiency for the developing fetus and infant, there is particular interest in further understanding optimal iodine nutrition and improving the monitoring ...
Thomas Gp - - 2013
The management of colorectal problems can be difficult during pregnancy. This review summarizes the treatment options available for these patients.
Ruiz V - - 2013
Psoriasis is a complex inflammatory disease, and in women the incidence is high in child-bearing years. Treatment during pregnancy presents genuine challenges since management requires adequate assessment of the extent of disease, comorbidity, and potential risk to the fetus. Scientific evidence is scarce on the effects that certain drugs have ...
Al Wattar Bassel H BH Fetal Medicine Centre, Birmingham Women's Foundation Trust , Birmingham , UK - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: Placental chorioangioma is a relatively rare condition that often results in serious prenatal complications and adverse pregnancy outcome. We report a case of a large chorioangioma that was prenatally diagnosed at 23 weeks with polyhydramnios and fetal anemia. With prenatal monitoring, transplacental therapy with a COX-2 inhibitor and ...
Chowdhury Tumul - - 2013
The complexity of neurosurgical procedures and their interactions with maternal and fetal physiologies are key factors in determining the overall maternal and fetal outcome. The literature and guidelines provide only partial information regarding the standard of care in these cases. The purpose of this Continuing Professional Development module is to ...
Tepper Naomi K - - 2013
Abstract Unintended pregnancy rates remain high in the United States and these pregnancies may carry increased risks for negative health outcomes. Lack of contraceptive use and inconsistent use are important contributors to the high rate of unintended pregnancies. Women may face certain barriers to starting contraception and using it effectively. ...
Starrick Emily - - 2013
Objective To summarize the overall conclusions of Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group (PCG) reviews where interventions have different effects on maternal and infant outcomes.Methods PCG reviews were analyzed and primary outcomes extracted and categorized by maternal and infant outcomes. The overall conclusions were categorized depending on whether they follow the ...
Platt Lawrence D - - 2013
First trimester scanning has become routine since the introduction of nuchal translucency screening. While most scans have included dating and gross anatomical structures, recent reports have shown that with improvement of ultrasound technology, especially high-frequency transvaginal transducers, detailed analysis of the early fetal anatomy is now possible. Studies included in ...
Makhlouf Michel - - 2013
Ultrasound use has become ubiquitous in pregnancy. We review the evidence regarding the benefits of routine ultrasound use during pregnancy. Routine ultrasound use before 24 weeks improves detection of undiagnosed twins, reduces postdates inductions, and allows detection of fetal anomalies before birth. Wide variations exist in the sensitivity of ultrasound ...
Hill Lyndon M - - 2013
The second trimester fetal anatomic survey has continued to evolve over the past 27 years. This review will summarize the changes in the anatomic survey that have occurred and provide recommendations that serve to improve compliance with the components of the survey. In order to provide clarity and direction, the ...
Hill Meg M Fellow, Maternal Fetal Medicine, The University of Arizona, Tucson, - - 2013
Marijuana is a commonly used drug. At present, it remains an illegal substance in most areas of the United States. Recent controversy regarding the perceived harms of this drug has resulted in debate in both legal and medical circles. This review examines evidence regarding the effects of marijuana exposure during ...
Giussani D A DA 1 Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, - - 2013
It is now recognized that the quality of the fetal environment during early development is important in programming cardiovascular health and disease in later life. Fetal hypoxia is one of the most common consequences of complicated pregnancies worldwide. However, in contrast to the extensive research effort on pregnancy affected by ...
Barrientos Gabriela - - 2013
BACKGROUNDAfter recognition of its pivotal contribution to fetomaternal tolerance, the study of galectin-1 (gal-1) functions in the context of pregnancy became an attractive topic in reproductive medicine. Despite considerable advances in the understanding of the immuno- and growth-regulatory properties of gal-1 at the fetal-maternal interface, many functional aspects of this ...
Hill Martin - - 2013
This is an EDITORIAL on SPECIAL ISSUE ON PREGNANCY AND STEROIDS:, This special issue of Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology covers several topics, concerning the relevance of steroids in the physiology and pathophysiology of pregnancy.The studies, discussed herein provide better understanding the relevance of bioactive steroids in pregnancy, ...
Hasegawa Junichi - - 2013
To clarify whether openning of the uterine isthmus between 11 and 13weeks' gestation adversely affects the placental development. The uterine cervix and isthmus lengths were measured prospectively using transabdominal ultrasound at 11 to 13+6weeks' gestation. Following delivery, the pregnancy and delivery course were reviewed. The associations between the conditions of ...
Porciúncula Lisiane O - - 2013
Caffeine is certainly the psychostimulant substance most consumed worldwide. Over the past years, chronic consumption of caffeine has been associated with prevention of cognitive decline associated to aging and mnemonic deficits of brain disorders. While its preventive effects have been reported extensively, the cognitive enhancer properties of caffeine are relatively ...
Colmant Claire - - 2013
Early prenatal diagnosis of fetal sex is necessary to optimize pregnancy management in families known to be at risk of some heritable disorders. The demonstration of cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in the mother's blood has made it possible to identify Y chromosome sequences in maternal blood and to determine fetal ...
Rich-Edwards Janet W - - 2013
Growing evidence indicates that women with a history of common pregnancy complications, including fetal growth restriction and preterm delivery (often combined as low birth weight), hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and gestational diabetes, are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. The purpose of this paper was to review ...
Aparicio B - - 2013
Efforts aimed at improving pregnancy rates have focused on the search for additional markers of viability to supplement current criteria for embryo selection. Time-lapse technology represents a powerful tool in assisted reproduction for evaluating embryos dynamically. Whilst standard methods of embryo assessment are based on subjective morphology evaluation at discrete ...
Chen Qian - - 2013
Our aim was to describe the standard operating procedure for transcranial Doppler investigation of the ophthalmic artery in pregnancy, determine the interobserver and intraobserver variability using power M-mode technology, and review the existing literature. Accordingly, 27 healthy pregnant or immediately postpartum women were enrolled and underwent transcranial Doppler investigation of ...
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We sought to review indications, technical aspects, risks, and recommendations for fetal blood sampling (FBS). A systematic review was performed using MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library using the terms "fetal blood sampling," "percutaneous umbilical blood sampling," and "cordocentesis." The search was restricted to English-language articles published from 1966 through ...
Mogos Mulubrhan F - - 2013
This study aimed to review studies that addressed the impact of previous reproductive cancer diagnosis on selected fetal birth outcomes. We searched PubMed and Web of Knowledge to identify peer-reviewed articles published from January 1992 to December 2012, investigating the association between reproductive cancer and birth outcomes. After applying exclusion ...
Temel Sevilay - - 2013
Although the evidence for the associations between preconceptional risk factors and adverse pregnancy outcomes is extensive, the effectiveness of preconceptional interventions to reduce risk factors and to improve pregnancy outcomes remains partly unclear. The objective of this review is to summarize the available effectiveness of lifestyle interventions prior to pregnancy ...
Chen Chih-Ping - - 2013
We present rapid aneuploidy diagnosis of distal 9p deletion by array comparative genomic hybridization using uncultured amniocytes in a pregnancy associated with an abnormal maternal serum screening result and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) in the fetus. We review the literature of prenatal diagnosis of distal 9p deletion, and add abnormal ...
Haas Tara L - - 2013
Extensive vascular adaptations occur during pregnancy, and these result in the formation of a low resistance placental circulation that maintains high blood flow to the developing fetus. These adaptations encompass both functional and structural alterations, including altered vasoreactivity of resistance vessels, arterial remodeling and angiogenesis. This Special Topics Issue presents ...
Gizzo Salvatore - - 2013
This study aimed to identify the best management options in decision making in cases of cervicoisthmic and cesarean scar pregnancies and rare forms of ectopic pregnancies with high rates of pregnancy-related morbidity in the first trimester, more commonly associated with assisted reproductive medicine. We performed a literature review of the ...
Chevrier Jonathan J Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health, School of Public Health, University of California-Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-7392, USA. - - 2013
Thyroid hormones play a fundamental role in fetal and child development. While iodine deficiency-related maternal and child hypothyroidism may cause severe mental retardation, recent evidence suggests that milder forms of maternal hypothyroidism and hypothyroxinemia during pregnancy are also associated with altered neurodevelopment. On the other hand, hyperthyroidism during pregnancy has ...
Liu Joseph - - 2013
Second-trimester tubal pregnancy is rarely encountered and published cases are limited. There are no established sonographic criteria to differentiate it from abdominal pregnancy; however, differences in their medical management make this distinction important. We report a case of a 14-week 5-day tubal pregnancy that presented near rupture. Sonography demonstrated many ...
Karras S N - - 2013
Data from animal and human studies implicate maternal vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy as a significant risk factor for several adverse outcomes affecting maternal, fetal, and child health. The possible associations of maternal vitamin D status and offspring bone development comprise a significant public health issue. Evidence from randomized trials ...
Peck Jeremy W - - 2013
Pigmentary demarcation lines are common, especially in individuals with darker skin types. Type B pigmentary demarcation lines (Futcher lines) involve the posterior lower extremities and can be associated with pregnancy, often with spontaneous resolution after delivery. The pathogenesis of pigmentary demarcation lines remains unknown; however, neurogenic inflammation and/or mosaicism are ...
Sienas Laura - - 2013
Objective: The objectives of this study were to survey the current research and provide an update on the uses and benefits of erythropoietin (EPO) in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Data Sources: A review of MEDLINE (1947 to present) was performed. Search terms included "erythropoietin," "pregnan*," with subheadings of "administration ...
Tamblyn J A - - 2013
Villitis of unknown etiology (VUE) represents a common placental inflammatory lesion, primarily, but not exclusively, identifiable T lymphocytes at term. Despite considerable evidence to contest that this simply represents a benign pathological finding, VUE remains a significantly undervalued diagnosis. Given its association with adverse pregnancy outcomes; including fetal growth restriction, ...
Brennan Lesley J - - 2013
Preeclampsia is a multifaceted disorder of human pregnancy which affects millions of women worldwide (approximately 5% of all pregnancies) each year [reviewed in 129]. It is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, accounting for an estimated 50,000 deaths annually [reviewed in 40]. Preeclampsia is complex, affecting multiple systems, ...
Lautatzis Maria-Elena - - 2013
Metformin is an effective oral anti-hyperglycemic agent that is widely used to manage diabetes mellitus type 2 in the general population and more recently, in pregnancy. However, as metformin crosses the placenta, its use during pregnancy raises concerns regarding potential adverse effects on the mother and fetus. i) To provide ...
Wolf H T - - 2013
Today, pre-eclampsia (PE) is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. It has been proposed that leisure time physical activity (LTPA) is associated with a decreased risk of PE. The objective of this study was to perform a systematic literature review examining the association between ...
de Aguiar M M - - 2013
The aim of this study was to systematically review the safety and efficacy of inhaled beclomethasone for asthma treatment in pregnant women. We performed a systematic review in Medline, LILACS and SciELO electronic databases in December 2012. A total of 3433 articles were found by using the keywords asthma, pregnancy ...
Brunet-Possenti F - - 2013
We report the observation of cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) worsening during the second trimester of pregnancy in 2 African women. Both patients were tested seronegative for HIV. They had no complication during their pregnancy, and no evidence of extracutaneous disease was found, allowing therapeutic abstention. They gave birth to healthy ...
Groenewoud Eva R - - 2013
BACKGROUNDFrozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) enables surplus embryos derived from IVF or IVF-ICSI treatment to be stored and transferred at a later date. In recent years the number of FET cycles performed has increased due to transferring fewer embryos per transfer and improved laboratory techniques. Currently, there is little consensus on ...
Hussein Brwa A - - 2013
May-Hegglin anomaly (MHA) is an autosomal dominant disorder, characterized by a variable degree of thrombocytopaenia, large platelets and inclusion bodies in white blood cells. Bleeding manifestations are generally mild, but severe bleeding episodes have been reported. This is a systematic review of literature for MHA during pregnancy. The review revealed ...
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