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Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Jennifer Weida, Avinash S Patil, Frank P Schubert, Gail Vance, Holli Drendel, Angela Reese, Stephen Dlouhy, Shaochun Bai, Men-Jean Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence of maternal cell contamination (MCC) in the first few milliliters of amniotic fluid withdrawn during amniocentesis. METHODS: A prospective observational study was performed. The initial 2-3 ml of amniotic fluid withdrawn during amniocentesis was divided into direct analysis (uncultured) and cultured samples. A matching maternal buccal swab was obtained for MCC testing. MCC was determined by short-tandem repeat analysis...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Juan Jesús Fernández-Alba, Carmen González-Macías, Angel Vilar Sánchez, Pilar Tajada Cepero, Raquel Garrido Teruel, María José García-Cabanillas, Luis Javier Moreno-Corral, Rafael Torrejón Cardoso
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) in pregnant women with protein S (PS) deficiency who received low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of pregnant women seen from January 2002 to December 2011. The study cohort comprised a total of 328 patients with PS deficiency, who received prophylactic enoxaparin during pregnancy. The control cohort included 11 884 pregnant women without significant past medical history...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Miguel A Oviedo-Caro, Javier Bueno-Antequera, Diego Munguía-Izquierdo
AIM: To transcultural adapt and analyze the reliability of Spanish version of Pregnancy Symptoms Inventory (PSI) and assess the prevalence of pregnancy symptoms in Spanish pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A subsample of 120 healthy pregnant women answered the PSI twice and a sample of 280 report the prevalence and limitation of pregnancy symptoms. The reliability was examined by means of percent agreement and weighted Kappa coefficients. The prevalence of pregnancy symptoms was evaluated by the frequency of answers...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Nissim Arbib, Eran Hadar, Orly Sneh-Arbib, Rony Chen, Arnon Wiznitzer, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv
PURPOSE: Maternal thyroid gland dysfunction may adversely affect pregnancy outcome. We aimed to examine the association between subclinical thyroid dysfunction, both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, to adverse pregnancy outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all women with an available first trimester thyroid function testing and known pregnancy outcome, categorized to subclinical hypothyroidism, or hyperthyroidism and evaluated for complication during gestation and delivery...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Eran Hadar, Liran Hiersch, Eran Ashwal, Rony Chen, Arnon Wiznitzer, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv
PURPOSE: Maternal age is an important consideration for antenatal care, labor and delivery. We aimed to evaluate the induction of labor (IoL) failure rates among elderly nulliparous women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all nulliparous women at 34 + 0 to 41 + 6 weeks, undergoing cervical ripening by prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) vaginal insert. Study group included elderly (≥35 years) nulliparous and control group included non-elderly (<35 years) nulliparous women...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Deepak Sharma, Nazanin Farahbakhsh, Pradeep Sharma, Sweta Shastri
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is frequently seen condition in the NICU. Oral zinc has been tried for the prevention of hyperbilirubinemia. AIMS: To evaluate the role of oral zinc supplementation for reduction of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in term and preterm infants. METHOD: The literature search was done for various randomized control trial (RCT) by searching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Scopus, Index Copernicus, African Index Medicus (AIM), Thomson Reuters (ESCI), Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and other data base...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Wen Tang, Yi Mu, Xiaohong Li, Yanping Wang, Zheng Liu, Qi Li, Mingrong Li, Robert Scherpbier, Sufang Guo, Xiaona Huang, Leni Kang, Jun Zhu, Juan Liang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify new evidence about the burden and risk factors of low birthweight (LBW) in China using national facility-based data. METHODS: The association between sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics and LBW was examined using a multilevel model, taking into account the clustering of livebirths within hospitals and multiple gestations per woman. RESULTS: There were 3 915 965 deliveries and 235 247 cases born with LBW, producing a LBW rate of 5...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Manuel R G Carrapato, Ana M Ferreira, Tuangsit Wataganara
Cesarean sections (CS) have greatly increased and many reasons are often evoked. Safer anesthetics and surgical procedures have rendered CS a popular choice for both professionals and mothers alike. CS on maternal request, for nonmedical reasons, is the subject of scientific, legal and ethical dispute. We shall address the CS issues, primarily, from the pediatrician's point of view. The immediate neonatal problems of the more mature neonate are well recognized. For preterm birth, contradictory results on mid- and long-term outcomes do not confirm the earlier reports on neonatal advantages of CS over vaginal delivery; therefore, their mode of delivery should be based on individual circumstances...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Patricia Bellows, Utsavi Shah, Lauren Hawley, Kathleen Drexler, Manisha Gandhi, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Christina Davidson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal-neonatal morbidity for women undergoing trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) following clinical practice changes based upon ACOG's 2010 VBAC guideline. STUDY DESIGN: Four-year retrospective cohort analysis around implementation of a hospital guideline in women undergoing TOLAC with a live, cephalic, singleton without lethal anomaly ≥24 weeks and ≥1 prior cesarean. Maternal-neonatal outcomes pre- and post-guideline implementation were compared...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Tiziana Frusca, Maria-Teresa Gervasi, Davide Paolini, Matteo Dionisi, Francesca Ferre, Irene Cetin
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy disease which represents a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. Accurate prediction of PE risk could provide an increase in health benefits and better patient management. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the economic impact of introducing Elecsys sFlt-1/PlGF ratio test, in addition to standard practice, for the prediction of PE in women with suspected preeclampsia in the Italian NHS. METHODS: A decision tree model has been developed to simulate the progression of a cohort of pregnant women from the first presentation of clinical suspicion of PE in the 2nd and 3rd trimester until delivery...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Isabel Friedmann, Elias M Dahdouh, Perlyne Kugler, Gracia Mimran, Jacques Balayla
OBJECTIVE: Public Health initiatives, such as the "Safe to Sleep" campaign, have traditionally targeted infants' risk factors for the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However, controversy remains regarding maternal and obstetrical risk factors for SIDS. In our study, we sought out to determine both modifiable and non-modifiable obstetrical and maternal risk factors associated with SIDS. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study using the CDC's Linked Birth-Infant Death data from the United States for the year 2010...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Serena Xodo, Gabriele Saccone, Ewoud Schuit, Isis Amer-Wåhlin, Vincenzo Berghella
Recently, a meta-analysis, including 26,526 laboring vertex singletons at term, summarized all available level-1 data from six high-quality randomized clinical trials on the use of ST analysis (STAN) during labor as an adjunct to conventional intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring. The meta-analysis showed that STAN did not improve perinatal outcomes or decrease cesarean deliveries. Nonetheless there are still reasons to believe STAN may have a role in the future research on intrapartum fetal monitoring. Out of six trials included in the meta-analysis, two included all cephalic singletons in labor, and four enrolled only high-risk pregnant women...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Orkun Cetin, Erbil Karaman, Harun Arslan, Ali Kolusarı, Recep Yıldızhan, Mesut Ozgokce, Abdussamet Batur, Ibrahim Akbudak
PURPOSE: To compare maternal liver elasticity scores by Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastosonography in healthy and preeclamptic pregnancies and its association with the severity of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two healthy, 33 mild, 33 severe preeclamptic and 28 pregnant women with Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelets (HELLP) syndrome were included into the study. Maternal liver elasticity was measured by ARFI elastosonography at the first day of puerperium...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Kashmira Wani, Maya Maliekal, Marilynn R Fairfax, Navya Talluri, Holly Cox, Eunice Woldt, Nitin Chouthai
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of maternal medications on Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Interleukin-6 (IL6) levels in Human Breast Milk (HBM). METHODS: A total of 30 samples of HBM were collected after consent from consecutively born term newborns. Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Interluekin-6 (IL6) concentrations were analyzed using ELISA assays from R&D Systems. The HBM samples were centrifuged, and the clear portion of the HBM after discarding the fat was analyzed and cytokine data were expressed as NGFC or IL6C...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Cigdem Abide Yayla, Enis Ozkaya, Ahter Tayyar, Taylan Senol, M Baki Senturk, Ates Karateke
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between some complete blood count parameters and placental invasion anomalies. METHODS: Totally 146 pregnants who were suspected for placental invasion anomalies underwent complete blood count screening before cesarean section. In all subjects white blood cell, lymphocyte, neutrophil and platelet counts with red cell distribution width, mean platelet volume, hemoglobin and hematocrit levels were analysed...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Emma von Wowern, Jakob Andersson, Ida Dalene Skarping, Maria T Howie, Per Olofsson
INTRODUCTION: Uterine artery (UtA) Doppler velocimetry changes and increased arterial stiffness are associated with preeclampsia. We aimed to investigate the relation between UtA velocimetry changes and arterial stiffness in pregnant women. METHODS: Doppler velocimetry and photoplethysmographic digital pulse wave analysis (DPA) were performed in 173 pregnant women in the second or third trimester, where UtA Doppler pulsatility index (PI), diastolic notching, and UtA score (UAS) combining notching and high PI were calculated...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Fatma İnci Arıkan, Semra Kara, Hüseyin Bilgin, Fatma Özkan, Yıldız Dallar Bilge
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to investigate the possible effects of phototherapy on bone status of term infants evaluated by measurement of tibial bone SOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phototherapy group (n = 30) consisted of children who had undergone phototherapy for at least 24 hours and the control group (n = 30) comprised children who had not received phototherapy. Blood samples were obtained from all infants for serum calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, alkaline phosphatase, parathyroid hormone and vitamin D concentrations...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Y Altuner Torun, U Ertural, A B Ergul, C Karakukcu, M A Akin
OBJECTIVE: Indirect bilirubin exerts an antioxidant effect when increased mildly. This study aimed to investigate whether increased bilirubin levels lead to an oxidant effect in newborns with hyperbilirubinemia requiring phototherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 30 term newborn infants aged 0-7 days with indirect hyperbilirubinemia requiring phototherapy and no comorbid disease as the study group. In addition, 30 term healthy newborn infants aged 0-7 days without indirect hyperbilirubinemia were employed as a control group...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Jennifer K Durst, Akila Subramaniam, Ying Tang, Jeff M Szychowski, Sukhkamal B Campbell, Joseph R Biggio, Lorie M Harper
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perinatal outcomes in nulliparous women undergoing induction of labor for gestational hypertension at term. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of nulliparous women with gestational hypertension undergoing induction of labor ≥ 37 weeks. Mode of delivery and perinatal outcomes were compared for women who delivered at 37(°-6/7), 38(°-6/7), and ≥ 39(°/7) weeks gestation. RESULTS: The cohort included 320 women: 67 (21%) at 37(°-6/7), 76 (24%) at 38(°-6/7), and 177 (55%) at ≥ 39(°/7)...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Deepak Sharma, Pradeep Sharma, Sweta Shastri
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is defined as growth of fetus below its in-utero growth potential. Small for Gestational Age (SGA) is defined as newborn with birth weight less than 10(th) centile as per the gestational age, sex and race. There exists major difference between IUGR and SGA. IUGR infants have multiple short term and long term complications and IUGR is a silent cause of various morbidity and mortality in these infants. IUGR/SGA is usually end results of maternal, placental, fetal and genetic causes...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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