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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643665/sonographic-landmarks-to-differentiate-false-labor-and-early-true-labor-as-a-possible-new-application-of-ultrasound-in-labor-ward
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A Bouzid, M Kehila, H Trabelsi, H S Abouda, R Ben Hmid, M B Chanoufi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate discrimination of clinical parameters and ultrasound examination to differentiate "false labor" and "true labor". METHODS: In a prospective study during a period of 6 months, a total of 178 patients in term (37-41 weeks) consulting our obstetric unit for uterine contraction, were enrolled. Patients were examined separately by a midwife and a resident and separated into "true labor group" and "false labor group". The clinical characteristics of true versus false labor patients were compared...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636237/microperforate-hymen-presenting-with-incomplete-abortion-a-case-report
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Maya Padhi, Priyadarshini Tripathy, Asutosh Sahu
A 20-year-old patient with 3 months of amenorrhea presented in the labor room with bleeding per vaginum and having experienced lower abdominal pain for 2 h. She had a history of difficult intercourse and prolonged menstrual flow. Inspection revealed a bleeding point over an obstructing membrane at the level of the vaginal introitus. Subsequent vaginal examination confirmed the diagnosis of microperforate hymen. Her urine pregnancy test was positive and an ultrasound examination revealed the presence of retained products of conception in the endometrial cavity...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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/28627262/a-longitudinal-study-investigating-cervical-changes-during-labor-using-a-wireless-ultrasound-device
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Juyoung Kim, Sukyoung Kim, Seungjoo Jeon, Sunyoung Jung
PURPOSE: Cervical assessment during digital vaginal examination (DVE) includes assessing cervical dilatation, effacement, position, and consistency. Only cervical dilatation during labor has been previously researched. We investigated cervical changes, including cervical dilatation and effacement, using a wireless ultrasound device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a longitudinal study investigating cervical changes during labor using a wireless ultrasound device...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620153/premature-labor-and-neonatal-septicemia-caused-by-capnocytophaga-ochracea
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Abdullah A Alhifany, Thamer A Almangour, Deanne E Tabb, David H Levine
BACKGROUND Capnocytophaga ochracea is a gram-negative anaerobic organism commonly found in human oral flora. It is characteristically sensitive to beta-lactams and resistant to aminoglycosides. CASE REPORT A 23-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain and was admitted for premature labor at 24-weeks of gestation. At presentation, the cervix was closed and the membrane was intact; however, contractions continued, the membrane subsequently ruptured before receiving any steroids or magnesium, and the mother gave birth to a 540-gram female baby...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618098/pre-labor-fetal-cardiac-function-and-its-relationship-with-intrapartum-fetal-compromise-and-neonatal-status-at-term
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Amal A Alsolai, Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively investigate the relationship between fetal cardiac function and Doppler parameters with intrapartum fetal compromise (IFC) in term appropriately grown fetuses prior to labour. Secondary outcomes were to correlate prenatal cardiac function with neonatal acid base status, intrapartum fetal heart rate abnormalities adverse neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a blinded, prospective, observational, cohort study, at the Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia...
June 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613021/combined-value-of-placental-alpha-microglobulin-1-detection-and-cervical-length-via-transvaginal-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-preterm-labor-in-symptomatic-patients
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Vyacheslav Bolotskikh, Vera Borisova
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the combined value of placental alpha microglobulin-1 (PAMG-1) and cervical length (CL) via transvaginal ultrasound for assessing risk of imminent spontaneous preterm delivery in patients presenting with threatened preterm labor (PTL). METHODS: Clinical exam, PAMG-1 test, cardiotocography, and CL measurement via transvaginal ultrasound were performed on all patients meeting inclusion criteria. Ninety-nine patients at 22(+0) -36(+6) gestational weeks with the symptoms of PTL were included...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590104/time-remaining-in-labor-and-probability-of-vaginal-delivery-as-a-function-of-the-angle-of-progression-in-a-low-risk-population-with-a-normal-first-stage-of-labor-in-house-observational-study-and-comparison-with-the-data-in-the-literature
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Bianca Masturzo, Annalisa Piazzese, Sara Paracchini, Maria S Quezada, Tullia Todros, Antonio Farina
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate whether the angle of progression (AoP), as measured by transperineal ultrasound, was predictive of both the time remaining in labor and vaginal delivery. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective observational cohort study involving 270 low-risk women with singleton pregnancies at term. The AoP, measured at the end of the first stage of labor, was used as a predictive variable of time remaining in labor and mode of delivery...
June 7, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545266/-analysis-of-misssed-diagnosis-and-misdiagnosis-of-1-212-cases-with-placental-abruption
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D Xu, C Liang, J W Xu, J He
Objective: To investigate the risk factors and clinical manifestations of placental abruption, and to analyze the causes of missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted in 135 584 women who delivered in Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University from January 2005 to December 2015. The diagnosis of placental abruption was made in 1 212 cases. According to the consistency of prenatal and postnatal diagnosis, they were divided into 3 groups. (1) The diagnosis was consistent prenatally and postnatally in 715 cases(58...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514880/the-uterocervical-angle-and-its-relationship-with-preterm-birth
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Alba Farràs Llobet, Laia Regincós Martí, Teresa Higueras, Inés Zulema Calero Fernández, Andrea Gascón Portalés, María M Goya Canino, Elena Carreras Moratonas
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to determine whether the uterocervical angle (UCA) correlates with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) < 34 weeks and assess its interobserver variability. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study of 275 women including 34 who started labor spontaneously and gave birth before 34 weeks of gestation (preterm group) and 241 who gave birth at term (control group). Images used to report cervical length were re-measured for UCA...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504988/the-labor-analgesia-requirements-in-nulliparous-women-randomized-to-epidural-catheter-placement-in-a-high-or-low-intervertebral-space
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Albert Moore, Valerie Villeneuve, Bruno Bravim, Aly El-Bahrawy, Eva El-Mouallem, Ian Kaufman, Roupen Hatzakorzian, William Li Pi Shan
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that an epidural catheter placed in a lower vertebral interspace will require less medication for labor analgesia. METHODS: Nulliparous women requesting neuraxial labor analgesia were randomized to epidural catheter placement at the ultrasound-confirmed L1-2 or L4-5 interspace. Patient-controlled epidural analgesia and breakthrough manual epidural boluses of 10 mL of 0.125% bupivacaine with 50 µg of fentanyl or 8 mL of 2% lidocaine were utilized...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498625/biomechanics-of-the-human-uterus
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REVIEW
Kristin M Myers, David Elad
The appropriate biomechanical function of the uterus is required for the execution of human reproduction. These functions range from aiding the transport of the embryo to the implantation site, to remodeling its tissue walls to host the placenta, to protecting the fetus during gestation, to contracting forcefully for a safe parturition and postpartum, to remodeling back to its nonpregnant condition to renew the cycle of menstruation. To serve these remarkably diverse functions, the uterus is optimally geared with evolving and contractile muscle and tissue layers that are cued by chemical, hormonal, electrical, and mechanical signals...
May 12, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480677/what-do-obstetricians-really-think-about-ultrasound-in-the-delivery-room
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Yinon Gilboa, Sharon Perlman, Hila Karp, Ron Rabinovitch, Reuven Achiron
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the role of intrapartum sonography has expanded in childbirth management, in subjective clinical situations such as arrested deliveries, or prior to instrumental deliveries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the current use of intrapartum ultrasound by obstetricians in Israel. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was completed by 79 obstetricians in second- and third level- hospitals in Israel. The results were analyzed according to main subspecialty (sonography, delivery), experience and gender...
April 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452086/the-effects-of-nifedipine-and-atosiban-on-perinatal-brain-injury-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-apostel-iii-trial
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T A J Nijman, M M Goedhart, C N Naaktgeboren, T R de Haan, D C Vijlbrief, B W Mol, M J N Benders, A Franx, M A Oudijk
OBJECTIVE: Brain injury in prematurely born neonates is strongly associated with poor neurodevelopmental outcome. The aim of our study is to evaluate if nifedipine reduces overall brain injury compared to atosiban in women with threatened preterm birth. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the APOSTEL III-trial (Dutch Clinical Trial Registry, number NTR2947). This was a randomized clinical trial that allocated women with threatened preterm labor between 25-34 weeks of gestation to nifedipine or atosiban...
April 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446997/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-and-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-for-early-stage-esophageal-cancer
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REVIEW
Bo Ning, Mohamed M Abdelfatah, Mohamed O Othman
Mortality from esophageal cancer remains high despite advances in medical therapy. Although the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus remains unchanged, the incidence of the esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased over time. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD and obesity are contributing factors to the development of Barrett's esophagus and subsequent development of adenocarcinoma. Early recognition of the disease can lead to resection of esophageal cancer prior to the development of lymphovascular invasion...
March 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412846/changes-in-levator-hiatus-dimensions-during-pregnancy-and-after-delivery-in-nulliparas-a-prospective-cohort-study-using-3d-transperineal-ultrasound
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A Sanozidis, T Mikos, E Assimakopoulos, A Athanasiadis, T Tantanassis, B C Tarlatzis, V Papameletiou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes that occur in the levator ani muscle (1) during pregnancy and (2) after labor depending on the mode of delivery in a cohort of nulliparas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort longitudinal study, consisting of 84 primiparas who were examined and recruited in an antenatal clinic was conducted. All participants were submitted to a real-time three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonographic evaluation of the levator ani at (1) 12, (2) 22, and (3) 32 weeks of pregnancy (4) and 4-6 months postdelivery...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399531/intrapartum-ultrasound-to-differentiate-flexion-and-deflexion-in-occipitoposterior-rotation
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Federica Bellussi, Tullio Ghi, Aly Youssef, Ilaria Cataneo, Ginevra Salsi, Giuliana Simonazzi, Gianluigi Pilu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of intrapartum ultrasound to differentiate occipitoposterior (OP) rotation with normal flexion of the head from deflexion, to compare the accuracy of ultrasound with the digital examination, and to assess the outcome of labor according to the type of presentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with abnormal labor because of either prolongation and/or abnormal cardiotocography and OP rotation who underwent intrapartum sonography...
April 12, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392944/monitoring-fetal-heart-rate-during-labor-a-comparison-of-three-methods
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Tammy Y Euliano, Shalom Darmanjian, Minh Tam Nguyen, John D Busowski, Neil Euliano, Anthony R Gregg
The purpose of the study was to compare the accuracy of a noninvasive fetal heart rate monitor with that of ultrasound, using a fetal scalp electrode as the gold standard, in laboring women of varying body habitus, throughout labor and delivery. Laboring women requiring fetal scalp electrode were monitored simultaneously with the investigational device (noninvasive fetal ECG), ultrasound, and fetal scalp electrode. An algorithm extracted the fetal heart rate from the noninvasive fetal ECG signal. Each noninvasive device recording was compared with fetal scalp electrode with regard to reliability by positive percent agreement and accuracy by root mean squared error...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392581/ultrasound-versus-clinical-examination-to-estimate-fetal-weight-at-term
#19
Jan-Simon Lanowski, Gabriele Lanowski, Cordula Schippert, Kristina Drinkut, Peter Hillemanns, Ismini Staboulidou
Introduction At term, fetal weight estimation is an important factor for decisions about the delivery mode and the timing of labor induction. This study aimed to compare the accuracy of abdominal palpation with that of ultrasound performed by different examiners to estimate fetal weight. The study investigated whether differences in the examiners' training affected fetal weight estimates. The accuracy of the weight estimates made for fetuses with extreme birth weights was also evaluated. Finally, the accuracy of Johnson's method and of Insler and Bernstein's formula for estimating fetal weight were compared with the other two methods...
March 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387916/occiput-spine-relationship-shoulders-are-more-important-than-head
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A Svelato, A Ragusa, P Alimondi, M Di Tommaso, R Marci, V Barbagallo, R D F Alampi, G Calagna, A Perino
OBJECTIVE: To understand the role of fetal spine position in determining a fetal head position at the time of birth and modality of delivery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter prospective observational study. Fetal occiput and spine position were evaluated by intrapartum ultrasound. Eighty-six women were eligible for inclusion in the study. Occiput rotational movements and modality of delivery in relation to the fetal spine position were investigated...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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