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Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27071306/antenatal-ultrasound-screening-using-check-list-before-delivery-for-predicting-a-non-reassuring-fetal-status-during-labor
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Hiroko Takita, Junichi Hasegawa, Tatsuya Arakaki, Masamitsu Nakamura, Mayumi Tokunaka, Tomohiro Oba, Akihiko Sekizawa
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the effectiveness of ultrasound screening at 36 weeks' gestation for predicting a non-reassuring fetal status during labor (NRFS). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted between 2012 and 2013. Ultrasound evaluations of umbilical cord and placental abnormalities and fetal biometry were performed among pregnant females at 36 weeks' gestation. Patients who underwent ultrasound screening were divided into three risk level groups according to their abnormalities...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633556/oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-newborns-born-to-mothers-with-hyperglycemia-%C3%A2-a-prospective-cohort-study
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K Dulasi Durga, B Adhisivam, G Vidya, B Vishnu Bhat, Bobby Zachariahc, Chand Parkashd
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemic mothers have increased oxidative stress during pregnancy which can adversely affect the outcome in their neonates Objectives: To measure the oxidative stress and DNA damage in newborns born to mothers with hyperglycemia and correlate their immediate outcome with the amount of oxidative stress and DNA damage. METHODS: This prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital, south India included 3 groups - newborns born to pregestational diabetic mothers (PGDM), gestational diabetic mothers (GDM) and euglycemic mothers with 24 newborns in each...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629240/foetoscopic-endotracheal-occlusion-feto-for-severe-isolated-left-sided-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-single-centre-polish-experience
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Przemyslaw Kosinski, Miroslaw Wielgos
OBJECTIVE: To present early experience with foetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO) for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in a new centre in Poland. METHODS: This was a prospective study in singleton pregnancies with CDH treated by FETO between 2014 and 2016 in the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. FETO was carried out at 25.6-30.1 (median 27.7) weeks' gestation in 28 consecutive cases of isolated left-sided CDH with observed over expected lung area to head circumference ratio (o/e LHR) of 20...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573924/the-lack-of-association-between-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-an-observational-study
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Yogavijayan Kandasamy, Leo Hartley, Donna Rudd, Roger Smith
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to investigate the association between prematurity, vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), VEGFR-1 (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFLT-1)) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: A cohort of 53 neonates (gestation <28 weeks) was recruited into this study and peripheral venous samples for VEGF and sFLT-1 measurement were obtained between gestational ages 32(0)-32(6) weeks. RESULTS: The mean birth weight for the preterm neonates was 850 (178) g and the median gestational age was 26...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573886/effect-of-two-high-dose-vitamin-d-by-parenteral-route-in-treating-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-prospective-interventional-study
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Sanjay G Gokhale, Sankalp Gokhale
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is recognized as a global public health problem. Despite ample sunshine, vitamin D deficiency is very common in the Middle East (15°-36°N) and African (35°S-37°N) countries; and in South Asian countries. AIM: To find a simple, affordable and practical plan to treat vitamin-d deficiency. TYPE OF STUDY: This was a prospective interventional study. OUTCOME VARIABLE: The primary outcome was typed as vitamin-D level more than 50 nanograms/ml as 'yes' and poor response or 'no' when it was less than 50 ng/ml...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629280/absent-ductus-venosus-case-series-from-two-tertiary-centres
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Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Gabriele Saccone, M D Andrea Ciardulli, Laura Letizia Mazzarelli, Vincenzo Berghella, M D Pasquale Martinelli
INTRODUCTION: Congenital absence of the ductus venosus (ADV) is a rare vascular anomaly often associated with fetal cardiac and extracardiac anomalies, aneuploidies, and hydrops. The prognosis depends on the patterns of abnormal venous circulation, on the associated malformations and on chromosomal aberrations. METHODS: We performed a retrospective audit of all consecutive cases with ADV referred in our centres and analysed the outcomes. RESULTS: A total of six cases with prenatally diagnosed ADV were identified...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629274/investigation-of-serum-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-in-patients-with-abortus-imminens
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Ceren Katar Yildrim, Aytekin Tokmak, Cagdas Yildrim, Ozcan Erel, Ali Turhan Caglar
AIM: The aim of our study is to compare serum thiol/dilsulphide homesostasis of women diagnosed with abortus imminens (AI) and healthy pregnant women, and to determine whether it has a role in the pathogenesis of the disease or not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 pregnant women were included in the study. The study group consisted of 50 patients with AI whereas 50 healthy pregnant women were chosen as the control group. All of the patients in the two groups were matched for age, gestational age and body mass index...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629273/the-association-between-maternal-race-and-adverse-outcomes-in-twin-pregnancies-with-similar-healthcare-access
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Marti D Soffer, Mariam Naqvi, Stephanie Melka, Aren Gottlieb, Julie Romero, Nathan S Fox
OBJECTIVE: To compare twin pregnancy outcomes between white and nonwhite women with similar access to healthcare. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all twin pregnancies delivered by a single maternal-fetal medicine practice from 2005-2016. All patients had private health insurance and equal access to physician care. Outcomes were compared between white and nonwhite women using logistic regression to adjust for differences at baseline. RESULTS: Of the 858 women included, 730 (85...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629251/neonatal-complications-amoung-596-infants-delivered-by-vacuum-extraction-in-relation-to-characteristics-of-the-extraction
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Cecilia Ekéus, Karin Wrangsell, Sandra Penttinen, Katarina Åberg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between complicated vacuum extraction deliveries and neonatal complications. METHODS: Observational study including data on the management of 596 consecutive VE-deliveries at 6 different birth clinics in Sweden in 2013. We used logistic regression to examine the association between a complicated VE and: extracranial bleeding, severe neonatal complication (intracranial hemorrhage and/or asphyxia/low Apgar score and/or convulsions, and/or encephalopathy) and brachial plexus injury...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629250/a-comparison-between-the-effects-of-ginger-pyridoxine-vitamin-b6-and-placebo-for-the-treatment-of-the-first-trimester-nausea-and-vomiting-of-pregnancy-nvp
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Fatemeh Sharifzadeh, Maryam Kashanian, Jalil Kouhpayehzadeh, Fatemeh Rezaian, Narges Sheikhansari, Nooshin Eshraghi
INTRODUCTION: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) are one of the most common complains of the early pregnancy period and are bothersome for pregnant women. Some prefer to use herbal medicine instead of chemical agents. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of ginger, pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and placebo for the treatment of NVP. METHOD: The study was performed as a triple blind clinical trial on pregnant women suffering mild to moderate NVP between 6-16 weeks of pregnancy...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629249/increase-of-neuronal-injury-markers-tau-and-neurofilament-light-proteins-in-umbilical-blood-after-intrapartum-asphyxia
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Hanna Toorell, Henrik Zetterberg, Blennow, Karin Sävman, Henrik Hagberg
Fetal asphyxia remains a clinical problem resulting in life-long neurologic disabilities. We urgently need more accurate early predictive markers to direct the clinician when to provide neuroprotective therapy. In the present study, we analyzed the neuronal proteins Tau and neurofilament light proteins in umbilical blood of 10 cases of severe-moderate intrapartum asphyxia and in 18 control cases. The levels of both Tau and neurofilament were significantly higher after asphyxia and it appeared to be a correlation between the levels of the biomarkers and the severity of the insult...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629248/the-relationship-of-maternal-fetal-attachment-and-depression-with-social-support-in-pregnant-women-referring-to-health-centers-of-tabriz-iran-2016
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Mina Delavari, Mojgan Mirghafurvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of maternal-fetal attachment and depression during pregnancy with social support. METHODS: This cross sectional study was done on 287 primipara women. The data collection tools used included a demographic characteristics questionnaire, Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Social Support Scale. Pearson's correlation test and general linear model were used for data analysis...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629247/obstetric-practice-patterns-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-trisomy-13-or-18
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Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Marcela C Smid, Cora Mcelwain, Jeffrey A Kuller, Jay Schulkin
PURPOSE: Describe practice patterns among obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) when caring for women with pregnancy complicated by fetal trisomy 13(T13) or 18(T18), and compare these between maternal-fetal-medicine (MFM) and non-MFM providers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an electronic survey using the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists database. Using simple statistics, we describe demographics and practice patterns among respondents, and compare those of MFM practitioners with non-MFM providers...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629246/clinical-significance-of-primary-symptoms-in-women-with-placental-abruption
#14
Youwen Mei, Yonghong Lina
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical significance of primary symptoms in women with placental abruption. METHODS: A retrospective study of 273 cases of placental abruption was performed. The subjects were classified into 2 groups according to primary symptoms: 210 cases of vaginal bleeding group and 63 cases of abdominal pain group. The clinical features, maternal and neonatal outcomes were compared between two groups. RESULTS: The incidence of preeclampsia and preterm birth in vaginal bleeding group was significantly lower than abdominal pain group, while the incidence of premature rupture of membrane (PROM) in the former group was higher than that in the latter group...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629245/obstetric-risk-factors-for-poor-neonatal-adaptation-at-birth
#15
Francesca Crovetto, Monica Fumagalli, Agnese De Carli, Giulia Maria Baffero, Silvia Nozza, Francesca Dessimone, Patrizia Vergani, Luigi Fedele, Fabio Mosca, Barbara Acaia
PURPOSE: To identify obstetric risk factors of delivering a neonate with poor neonatal adaptation at birth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nested-case control study. Poor neonatal adaptation was defined for presence of at least: umbilical cord artery pH < 7.10, base deficit ≥ 12 mmol/L, Apgar score at 1' ≤ 5. Controls were selected from the same population and matched with cases. The association between clinical parameters and poor neonatal adaptation was analyzed by logistic regression...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629243/effect-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-on-myocardial-dysfunction-in-term-neonates-with-perinatal-asphyxia-%C3%A2-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rakesh Kotha, B Vishnu Bhat, B Adhisivam, P Ajith
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of therapeutic hypothermia on myocardial dysfunction in term neonates with perinatal asphyxia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This Randomized Controlled Trial conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital, south India included 120 newborns with perinatal asphyxia who were randomized to 2 groups (therapeutic hypothermia and normothermia). Cardiac enzyme profile changes between groups were assessed at 0, 24, 72 hrs CPK-MB and troponin I levels were estimated by immune inhibition and quantitative immunochromatography methods respectively...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629241/a-model-to-predict-risk-of-postpartum-infection-after-caesarean-delivery
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Laura J Moulton, J Eric Jelovsek, Mark Lachiewicz, Kevin Chagin, Oluwatosin Goje
PURPOSE: To build and validate a statistical model to predict infection after Caesarean delivery (CD). METHODS: Patient and surgical variables within 30 days of CD were collected on 2419 women. Postpartum infection included surgical site infection, urinary tract infection, endomyometritis and pneumonia. The data were split into model development and internal validation (1 Jan - 31 Aug; N=1641) and temporal validation subsets (1 Sept - 31 Dec; N=778). Logistic regression models were fit to the data with concordance index and calibration curves used to assess accuracy...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629239/cortisol-precursors-in-neonates-with-vasopressor-resistant-hypotension-in-relationship-to-demographic-characteristics
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Abdelmoneim Khashana, Hoda Ahmed, Amal Ahmed, Amina Abdelwahab, Timo Saarela, Mika Rämet, Mikko Hallman
OBJECTIVE: To correlate between cortisol precursors in neonates with vasopressor resistant hypotension and demographic characteristics. METHODS: We investigated 48 neonates with vasopressor-resistant hypotension. Gestation at birth ranged from 34 to 42 weeks and postnatal age from 4 to 14 days. Cortisol and precursor steroids were measured soon after the onset of volume expansion and inotropes for treatment of shock. Their concentrations were determined using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629238/us-trends-in-abortion-and-preterm-birth
#19
Elena Rita Magro Malosso, Gabriele Saccone, Biagio Simonetti, Massimo Squillante, Vincenzo Berghella
BACKGROUND: A recent large meta-analysis concluded that prior surgical abortion was an independent risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB), while they found no significant correlation between PTB and medical abortion. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential impact of changes in US abortion rates and practices on US incidence of PTB rate. STUDY DESIGN: This was an epidemiologic analysis of legal abortion and PTB data in the USA from 2003-2012...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629237/improved-pregnancy-outcome-following-earlier-splenectomy-in-women-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-5-year-observational-study
#20
Mohamed Rezk, Alaa Masood, Ragab Dawood, Mahmoud Emara, Hanan El-Sayed
OBJECTIVE: to assess prospectively the maternal and fetal outcome in women with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who undergone earlier splenectomy compared to women on medical therapy. METHODS: a 5-year observational study included pregnant women in the first trimester previously diagnosed with primary ITP with 74 patients underwent splenectomy before pregnancy and 86 patients on medical therapy. Patients were followed throughout pregnancy and labor to record their obstetric outcome...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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