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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222431/the-routine-use-of-intrapartum-ultrasound-in-clinical-decision-making-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-does-it-have-any-impact-on-delivery-outcomes
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Oren Barak, Roni Levy, Orna Flidel, Svetlana Zaks, Moshe Gillor, Zion Hagay, Edi Vaisbuch
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to assess whether the use of intrapartum transperineal ultrasound (US) can reduce the rate of failed vacuum extraction (VE). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including all women delivering at term with the diagnosis of protracted second stage of labor. The mode of delivery and rate of failed VE were compared between women who underwent a US examination prior to the decision on obstetrical interventions ("+US" group) and those in whom clinical decisions were based upon digital assessment only ("no-US" group)...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213060/prediction-of-cesarean-delivery-in-the-term-nulliparous-woman-results-from-the-prospective-multi-center-genesis-study
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Naomi Burke, Gerard Burke, Fionnuala Breathnach, Fionnuala Mcauliffe, John J Morrison, Michael Turner, Samina Dornan, John R Higgins, Amanda Cotter, Michael Geary, Peter Mcparland, Sean Daly, Fiona Cody, Pat Dicker, Elizabeth Tully, Fergal D Malone
BACKGROUND: In contemporary practice many nulliparous women require intervention during childbirth such as operative vaginal delivery or Cesarean delivery (CD). Despite the knowledge that the rising CD rate is associated with increasing maternal age, obesity and larger infant birthweight, we lack a reliable method to predict the requirement for such potentially hazardous obstetric procedures during labor and delivery. This issue is important as there are higher rates of morbidity and mortality associated with unplanned CD performed in labor compared to scheduled Cesarean deliveries...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210714/fetal-cholelithiasis-antenatal-diagnosis-and-neonatal-follow-up-in-a-case-of-twin-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yannick Hurni, Francesco Vigo, Begoña Lipp von Wattenwyl, Nicole Ochsenbein, Claudia Canonica
Fetal cholelithiasis is a rare finding during a third-trimester ultrasound with an average incidence rate of 0.07-1.15%. We report a case of fetal cholelithiasis in twins, observed in a patient with monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy hospitalized at our unit for signs of premature labor. We present the outcome of the 2 neonates with a clinical and sonographic follow-up. In addition, we offer a comprehensive review of the literature available to date.
February 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178063/detecting-pulmonary-edema-in-obstetric-patients-through-point-of-care-lung-ultrasonography
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Sarah Pachtman, Seth Koenig, Natalie Meirowitz
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care lung ultrasonography is used in critical care settings for evaluating respiratory symptoms. Lung ultrasonography is sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of pulmonary edema in nonpregnant patients but is not well-studied in pregnancy. TECHNIQUE: Lung ultrasonography was performed using a portable ultrasound machine with a 2- to 5-MHz curvilinear probe that is available on many labor and delivery units. EXPERIENCE: Lung ultrasonography guided management decisions in a case of shortness of breath after induction of labor for preeclampsia and a case of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome complicated by pulmonary edema...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165444/correlation-between-cervical-infection-and-preterm-labor
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Larisa Mešić Ðogić, Nenad Lučić, Dragana Mićić, Feđa Omeragić, Enes Hodžić, Seid Fazlagić, Refka Kovač, Nevenka Pavlović
Aim To investigate a correlation between cervical canal infection and imminent preterm labor and to identify most frequent pathogens. Methods A prospective study was conducted in obstetrics/gynecology departments of Health Center and the University Clinical Center Tuzla, and General Hospital Tešanj (Bosnia and Herzegovina, B&H) between October 2013 and May 2014. An examined group included 50 healthy pregnant women with singleton pregnancy of the gestation age between the 28th and 37th week, with cervical changes that are related to imminent preterm labor...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165177/intrauterine-death-rate-in-gastroschisis-following-the-introduction-of-an-antenatal-surveillance-program-retrospective-observational-study
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Helen Perry, Costa Healy, Diana Wellesley, Nigel J Hall, Melanie Drewett, David M Burge, David T Howe
AIM: To investigate whether an antenatal surveillance protocol including ultrasound and cardiotocograph monitoring reduces intrauterine death (IUD) in cases of gastroschisis. Secondary outcomes included neonatal death rate, mode of delivery and rate of intervention before planned time of delivery. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of all women with antenatally diagnosed gastroschisis who were managed according to the surveillance program between 2002 and 2015 in a tertiary fetal medicine and pediatric surgical center covering the Wessex region of England...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139951/cervical-length-measured-before-delivery-and-the-success-rate-of-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-vbac
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Ron Beloosesky, Nizar Khatib, Nadir Ganem, Emad Matanis, Yuval Ginsberg, Mike Divon, Zeev Weiner
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that measuring CL close to the time of delivery is a predictor of successful vaginal birth following a cesarean. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study included women with singleton pregnancies at 38-41 weeks, who previously underwent a cesarean, and who were interested in trial of labor. Patients who did not have a spontaneous onset of labor were induced at 41 weeks gestation. CL measurements were performed prior to labor by transvaginal ultrasound, recorded, and blinded from the caring physicians...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138914/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcome-in-anti-ro-ssa-positive-pregnant-women-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nuria Martínez-Sánchez, Sergio Pérez-Pinto, Ángel Robles-Marhuenda, Francisco Arnalich-Fernández, María Martín Cameán, Edurne Hueso Zalvide, Jose Luis Bartha
: Anti-Ro/SS-A is one specific type of antinuclear antibodies. They are in the majority of cases associated with primary Sjögren syndrome (SS) but also in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and in healthy people. During pregnancy, they are mainly associated to congenital heart block (CHB) and neonatal lupus (NL). The aim of this study was to compare the rate of maternal and fetal complications between a series of anti-Ro/SS-A positive pregnant women prospectively followed...
January 30, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133695/rupture-rudimentary-horn-pregnancy-at-31-week
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Abdullah A Al Qarni, Nawal Al-Braikan, Moh'd M Al-Hanbali, Abdullah H Alharmaly
Rudimentary horn could be a rare congenital uterine anomalies result from incomplete fusion of the two Müllerian ducts throughout embryo-genesis. Pregnancy in an exceedingly rudimentary horn is rare and typically terminates in rupture throughout the late of first or second trimester of pregnancy. We tend to present a rare case of a gravida within the trimester (31 weeks) presented with complain of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomit for 3 days. On presentation, the patient was pale and irritable. Ultrasound scan showed fetus at (30 weeks) with cardiac activity...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115056/the-clinical-outcome-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancies-implanted-on-the-scar-versus-in-the-niche
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Andrea Kaelin Agten, Giuseppe Cali, Ana Monteagudo, Johana Oviedo, Joanne Ramos, Ilan Timor-Tritsch
BACKGROUND: The term "cesarean scar pregnancy" (CSP) refers to placental implantation within the scar of a prior cesarean delivery. The rising numbers of cesarean deliveries in the last decades have lead to an increased incidence of CSP. Complications of CSP include: morbidly adherent placenta, uterine rupture, severe hemorrhage, and preterm labor. It is suspected that CSPs implanted within a dehiscent scar ("niche") behave differently compared to those implanted on top of a well healed scar...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104401/leading-causes-of-preterm-delivery-as-risk-factors-for-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-very-preterm-infants-results-of-the-epipage-2-cohort-study
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Marie Chevallier, Thierry Debillon, Veronique Pierrat, Pierre Delorme, Gilles Kayem, Mélanie Durox, François Goffinet, Stephane Marret, Pierre Yves Ancel
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular hemorrhage is a major risk factor for neurodevelopmental disabilities in preterm infants. However, few studies have investigated how pregnancy complications responsible for preterm delivery are related to intraventricular hemorrhage. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the main causes of preterm delivery and intraventricular hemorrhage in very preterm infants born in France during 2011 between 22 and 31 weeks of gestation...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081020/sonographic-findings-and-diagnostic-pitfalls-in-evaluation-for-uterine-rupture-in-a-case-of-fetal-demise-and-prior-cesarean-delivery-of-unknown-type
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James Andrew Spain, Shehbaz Shaikh, Sharon A Sandberg
A 38-week pregnant patient with history of cesarean delivery was admitted to the hospital for induction of labor after diagnosis of fetal demise. When the clinical picture became concerning for uterine scar dehiscence, an ultrasound was ordered. After targeted ultrasound of the lower uterine segment, the sonographer initially reported thin but intact lower uterine segment and normal positioning of the fetus. By keeping a high level of suspicion, the radiologist analyzed the images submitted and found other clues suggesting possible dehiscence or rupture...
January 9, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077838/low-grade-metabolically-induced-inflammation-mediators-interleukin-6-adiponectin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-serum-levels-in-obese-pregnant-patients-in-the-perinatal-period
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Malgorzata Zembala-Szczerba, Andrzej Jaworowski, Hubert Huras, Dorota Babczyk, Robert Jach
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major clinical problem. The number of obese pregnant women is rising rapidly. The consequences of obesity are significant and affect every aspect of perinatal care for both the mother and the developing fetus. Adipose tissue may be responsible for chronic subclinical inflammation in obesity, being a source of inflammatory mediators. The study was designed to evaluate the analysis of the serum concentration of inflammatory mediators, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and adiponectin, in obese pregnant women at full-term pregnancies...
January 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068594/prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-from-the-french-college-of-gynaecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
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REVIEW
Loïc Sentilhes, Marie-Victoire Sénat, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Elie Azria, Guillaume Benoist, Julie Blanc, Gilles Brabant, Florence Bretelle, Stéphanie Brun, Muriel Doret, Chantal Ducroux-Schouwey, Anne Evrard, Gilles Kayem, Emeline Maisonneuve, Louis Marcellin, Stéphane Marret, Nicolas Mottet, Sabine Paysant, Didier Riethmuller, Patrick Rozenberg, Thomas Schmitz, Héloïse Torchin, Bruno Langer
In France, 60,000 neonates are born preterm every year (7.4%), half of them after the spontaneous onset of labor. Among preventable risk factors of spontaneous prematurity, only cessation of smoking is associated with decreased prematurity (level of evidence [LE]1). It is therefore recommended (Grade A). Routine screening and treatment of vaginal bacteriosis is not recommended in the general population (Grade A). The only population for which vaginal progesterone is recommended is that comprising asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies, no history of preterm delivery, and a short cervix at 16-24 weeks of gestation (Grade B)...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067746/increasing-age-is-a-risk-factor-for-decreased-postpartum-pelvic-floor-strength
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Lieschen H Quiroz, Stephanie D Pickett, Jennifer D Peck, Ghazaleh Rostaminia, Daniel E Stone, S Abbas Shobeiri
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine factors associated with decreased pelvic floor strength (PFS) after the first vaginal delivery (VD) in a cohort of low-risk women. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective study examining the risk of pelvic floor injury in a cohort of primiparous women. All recruited participants underwent an examination, three-dimensional ultrasound and measurement of PFS in the third trimester and repeated at 4 weeks to 6 months postpartum using a perineometer...
March 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063263/three-dimensional-ultrasound-first-trimester-fetal-volume-measurement-and-its-relation-to-pregnancy-outcome
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Haitham A Torky, Asem A Moussa, Ali M Ahmad, Osama Dief, Manar A Eldesoouky, Ahmed S El-Gayed
AIM OF WORK: To determine whether fetal volume (FV) measured by three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound was able to detect fetuses at risk of low birth weight (primary outcome) and/or preterm labor (secondary outcome). METHODS: One hundred pregnant women carrying a singleton living pregnancy who were sure of dates, and had a dating scan, with gestational age between 11 weeks and 13 weeks+6 days coming for routine first trimester nuchal translucency (NT) were examined by both two-dimensional (2D) and 3D ultrasound (Vocal System) for crown-rump length (CRL) and FV then followed up regularly every 4 weeks until 28 weeks then biweekly until 36 weeks then weekly until delivery both clinically and by ultrasound biometry...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043183/automated-3d-ultrasound-measurement-of-the-angle-of-progression-in-labor
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Elisa Montaguti, Nicola Rizzo, Gianluigi Pilu, Aly Youssef
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and reliability of an automated technique for the assessment of the angle of progression (AoP) in labor using three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound. METHODS: AoP was assessed using 3D transperineal ultrasound by two operators in 52 women in active labor to evaluate intra- and interobserver reproducibility. Furthermore, intermethod agreement between automated and manual techniques on 3D images, and between automated technique on 3D vs 2D images were evaluated...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029462/-prediction-of-preterm-delivery-in-symptomatic-women-preterm-labor
#18
G Benoist
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the predictors of spontaneous preterm birth in case of preterm labor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature search in Medline and Cochrane databases and recommendations of international societies. Selection of studies in symptomatic women (with preterm labor). RESULTS: Preterm labor is defined as a clinical situation occurring between 22 and 36 weeks + 6 days, in which cervical changes are observed associated with uterine contractions, evolving spontaneously or not to preterm delivery (Professional consensus)...
October 28, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012443/evaluation-of-maternal-health-and-labor-and-delivery-conditions-as-risk-factors-for-childhood-leukemias-in-children-with-down-syndrome
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Susan E Carozza, Harold Bae, Thomas Meath, Adam Branscum, Marit L Bovbjerg, Peter H Langlois
Children with Down syndrome (DS) have a remarkably high risk of developing leukemia during childhood; the mechanisms driving that risk are not well understood, and no clear prevention strategies exist. We conducted a nested case-control study in a Texas DS birth cohort to investigate possible links between maternal health, labor/delivery conditions, and leukemia risk. For most of the factors studied there was no evidence of an increased risk of total leukemias, or the subtypes acute lymphoid or acute myeloid leukemia...
February 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997053/cervical-length-screening-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancies-with-threatened-preterm-labor-a-cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-using-individual-patient-level-data
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Berghella, Montse Palacio, Amen Ness, Zarko Alfirevic, Kypros Nicolaides, Gabriele Saccone
OBJECTIVE: Cervical length screening by transvaginal ultrasound has been shown to be a good predictive test for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) in symptomatic singleton pregnancies with threatened preterm labor (PTL). The aim of this Cochrane review and meta-analysis of individual participant data was to evaluate the effect of using knowledge of transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) in preventing PTB in singleton pregnancies presenting with threatened PTL. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register and the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field's Trials Register (May 2016) and reference lists of retrieved studies...
December 20, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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