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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Toshiyuki Hata, Kenji Kanenishi, Mohamed Ahmed Mostafa AboEllail, Nobuhiro Mori, Kosuke Koyano, Ikuko Kato, Takashi Kusaka
AIM: To assess the effect of psychotropic drugs on fetal behavior using four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound in the third trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: Fetal behavior was assessed using Kurjak's antenatal neurodevelopmental test (KANET) using 4D ultrasound between 28 and 36 weeks of gestation. Thirty healthy (control group) and 10 psychotropic-drug-administered pregnant (case group) women were studied. The total value of the KANET score and values of each parameter (eight parameters) were compared between the two groups...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Nina Rolf, Laura Kerschke, Janina Braun, Maria Karina Falkenberg, Kerstin Hammer, Helen Ann Köster, Mareike Möllers, Kathrin Oelmeier de Murcia, Walter Klockenbusch, Ralf Schmitz
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to quantify the fetal myocardial function in pregnant women with diabetic diseases (FDM) and in normal controls (FC) using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). METHODS: In this prospective study, the myocardial strain and dyssynchrony were analyzed using STE in a transversal four-chamber view in 180 fetuses (53 FDM, 127 FC) between 19 and 39 weeks of gestation. The measurements of the global and segmental longitudinal strain of both chambers (2C) and of the single left chamber (1C) were executed offline via QLab 10...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Stientje Esther Rai, Amneet Kaur Sidhu, Rohin Jayaram Krishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Thorsten Braun, Katharina Weizsäcker, Mustafa Zelal Muallem, Janina Tillinger, Larry Hinkson, Frederic Chantraine, Wolfgang Henrich
The number of pregnant women with abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) including clinical relevant placenta increta and percreta has markedly increased with a reported incidence of as high as one in 731, By 2020 in the United States, there will be an estimated 4504 new cases of AIP and 130 AIP-associated maternal deaths annually. The preoperative diagnosis and operative management of AIP is challenging. In a planned cesarean delivery, a vertical lower abdominal skin incision is widely used in order to have enough space to perform a hysterotomy above the cranial edge of the placenta to avoid significant fetal and/or maternal hemorrhage...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Niels Rochow, Malak AlSamnan, Hon Yiu So, Dirk Olbertz, Anna Pelc, Jan Däbritz, Roland Hentschel, Ursula Wittwer-Backofen, Manfred Voigt
BACKGROUND: Anthropometric parameters such as birth weight (BW) and adult body height vary between ethnic groups. Ethnic-specific percentile charts are currently being used for the assessment of newborns. However, due to globalization and interethnic families, it is unclear which charts should be used. A correlation between a mother's height and her child's BW (1 cm accounts for a 17 g increase in BW) has been observed. The study aims to test differences in small for gestational age (SGA) and large for gestational age (LGA) rates, employing BW percentile charts based on maternal height between ethnic groups...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Bruce K Young
Pregnancy loss is probably the most common problem faced by women worldwide. There are differences in the rates of early and late pregnancy loss based on geography among the developing compared with the developed nations of the world. Most physicians worldwide have different criteria for treating pregnancy loss. Although pregnancy loss is not a disease, it might be best approached with a medical evaluation in order to define the cause and offer specific treatment. This report describes the results obtained by a multi-disciplinary pregnancy loss prevention center in the initial 104 patients...
June 2, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Aliyu Labaran Dayyabu, Yusuf Murtala, Amos Grünebaum, Laurence B McCullough, Birgit Arabin, Malcolm I Levene, Robert L Brent, Giovanni Monni, Cihat Sen, Alexander Makatsariya, Frank A Chervenak
Hospital births, when compared to out-of-hospital births, have generally led to not only a significantly reduced maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity but also an increase in certain interventions. A trend seems to be emerging, especially in the US where some women are requesting home births, which creates ethical challenges for obstetricians and the health care organizations and policy makers. In the developing world, a completely different reality exists. Home births constitute the majority of deliveries in the developing world...
May 29, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Edgar Hernandez-Andrade, Eli Maymon, Suchaya Luewan, Gaurav Bhatti, Mohammad Mehrmohammadi, Offer Erez, Percy Pacora, Bogdan Done, Sonia S Hassan, Roberto Romero
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a soft cervix identified by shear-wave elastography between 18 and 24 weeks of gestation is associated with increased frequency of spontaneous preterm delivery (sPTD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 628 consecutive women with a singleton pregnancy. Cervical length (mm) and softness [shear-wave speed: (SWS) meters per second (m/s)] of the internal cervical os were measured at 18-24 weeks of gestation...
May 29, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Lena Sagi-Dain, Amihood Singer, Ayala Frumkin, Adel Shalata, Arie Koifman, Reeval Segel, Lilach Benyamini, Shlomit Rienstein, Morad Kahyat, Reuven Sharony, Idit Maya, Shay Ben Shachar
OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk for abnormal chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) results among fetuses with an apparently isolated pelvic kidney. METHODS: Data from all CMA analyses performed due to an isolated pelvic kidney reported to the Israeli Ministry of Health between January 2013 and September 2016 were retrospectively obtained. Risk estimation was performed comparing the rate of abnormal observed CMA findings to the general population risk, based on a systematic review encompassing 9272 cases and on local data of 5541 cases...
May 29, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Rupsa C Boelig, Vincenzo Berghella
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May 24, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Tara M Randis, Madeline Murguia Rice, Leslie Myatt, Alan T N Tita, Kenneth J Leveno, Uma M Reddy, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Brian M Mercer, Mara J Dinsmoor, Susan M Ramin, Marshall W Carpenter, Philip Samuels, Anthony Sciscione, Jorge E Tolosa, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of sepsis and other adverse neonatal outcomes in women with a clinical diagnosis of chorioamnionitis. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a multi-center placebo-controlled trial of vitamins C/E to prevent preeclampsia in low risk nulliparous women. Clinical chorioamnionitis was defined as either the "clinical diagnosis" of chorioamnionitis or antibiotic administration during labor because of an elevated temperature or uterine tenderness in the absence of another cause...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Andrea Ronchi, Christopher P Ouellette, Asuncion Mejías, Douglas Salamon, Amy Leber, Lorenza Pugni, Fabio Mosca, Pablo J Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) among infants evaluated for late-onset sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN: This study was a prospective cohort study. RESULTS: During the 13-month study, 84 infants underwent 116 sepsis evaluations, and CMV DNA was detected in saliva in three (4%) infants (median: gestational age 28 weeks, birth weight 950 g), representing 5% (n=6) of all sepsis evaluations...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Theodore Dassios, Mazen Refaey, Nick Kametas, Ravindra Bhat, Anne Greenough
AIM: To explore whether the average price of houses per postcode sector [sector house average prices (SHAP)] is related to perinatal outcomes and whether gestational age would be lower and mortality higher in the least expensive areas compared to the most expensive. METHODS: All neonatal unit admissions at King's College Hospital from 1/1/2012 to 31/12/2016 were reviewed. The SHAP was retrieved from the Land Registry and the population was divided in equal quintiles with quintiles 1 and 5 representing the most and least expensive areas, respectively...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Wayne R Cohen, Phyllis August
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May 1, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Zoltán Papp
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April 30, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Theng Theng Chuah, Wan Shi Tey, Mor Jack Ng, Edward T H Tan, Bernard Chern, Kok Hian Tan
BACKGROUND: To establish gestational specific cutoffs for the soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) ratio as a diagnostic tool for pre-eclampsia (PE) in an Asian population. METHODS: 82 subjects (48 PE patients and 34 controls) were recruited. sFlt-1 and PlGF were analysed on the Roche Cobas e411 analyzer and their ratio was calculated. Diagnostic performance was evaluated using receiver-operating characteristics (ROC) curves...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Georgios Daskalakis, Dimitrios Zacharakis, Marianna Theodora, Panagiotis Antsaklis, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Dimitris Loutradis, Aris Antsaklis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Kelly B Zafman, Joanne L Stone, Stephanie H Factor
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) contraindicated home births and the women who are receiving these births in hopes of identifying venues for intervention. METHODS: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) birth certificate records from 1990 to 2015 were used. "Planned home births" were defined as those births in which birthplace was coded as "residence" and birth attendant was coded as "certified nurse midwife (CNM)" or "other midwife"...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Ahmed Anwar Khattab, Muhammad Said El-Mekkawy, Mohamed Ahmed Helwa, Ehab Seif Omar
INTRODUCTION: Resistin is a proinflammatory hormone recently proposed as a sepsis biomarker. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic values of this marker in neonatal sepsis. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study that includes 60 term and late preterm neonates with proven and possible sepsis besides 30 healthy controls. Resistin and other biomarkers, like C-reactive protein (CRP), were measured within 2 h of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Mehmet Sinan Beksac, Atakan Tanacan, Hikmet Ozge Bacak, Kemal Leblebicioglu
AIM: To develop a supportive computerized prediction system for the route of delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study consisted of 2127, 3548 and 1723 deliveries for the years 1976, 1986 and 1996, respectively. We have developed a supervised artificial neural network (ANN) for predicting the delivery route. We have used a back-propagation learning algorithm for this purpose. The data used for the computerized system were obtained during the admission of the patients to the delivery room at the beginning of the first stage of labor after pelvic examination and examination/evaluation of the mother and fetus...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
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