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ultrasonography of obstetrics

Qinghai Peng, Qichang Zhou, Ming Zang, Jiawei Zhou, Ran Xu, Tao Wang, Shi Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To screen and detect cortex gyration in fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD) using Ultrasonography (US) during routine obstetric scans. METHODS: The depth of the Sylvian fissure (SF), parieto-occipital fissure (POF) and calcarine (CF) fissure were prospectively serially measured and compared in 45 fetuses with CHD and 45 normal fetuses. Cardiac hemodynamic parameters, including aortic valve diameter (AV), pulmonary valve diameter (PV), velocity time integral of the aortic valve (VTIav), and velocity time integral of the pulmonary valve (VTIpv), were recorded...
September 28, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
S J Li, X F Li, J Zhang, L M Yang, Q Q Wu
Objective: To explore the application value of assisted laparoscopic ultrasound in myomectomy. Methods: One hundred and fifty six patients who underwent myomectomy in Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital from 2011 to 2013 were enrolled.The patients were randomly divided into laparoscopic ultrasound guided group (n=57), laparoscopic group (n=54) and open resection group (n=45). The patients were followed up to calculate the residue and recurrence rates of uterine fibroids by vaginal ultrasound at 6th month and 12th-18th month after the operation...
September 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Manisha Gandhi, Anitra Beasley, Emily Vinas, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Susan M Ramin, Charlie C Kilpatrick
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of mobile technology to facilitate resident learning, assess clinical knowledge, and guide curricular development in a busy clinical environment. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in a large (N=48) urban obstetrics and gynecology residency program. Question sets were created in the following areas: office gynecology, general obstetrics, gynecologic surgery and urogynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and ultrasonography, reproductive endocrinology and pediatric gynecology, and gynecologic oncology...
October 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rachel V O'Connell, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Jeffrey A Kuller, Robert A Strauss
We performed an evidence-based review of the obstetrical management of gastroschisis. Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect, which has increased in frequency in recent decades. There is variation of prevalence by ethnicity and several known maternal risk factors. Herniated intestinal loops lacking a covering membrane can be identified with prenatal ultrasonography, and maternal serum α-fetoprotein level is commonly elevated. Because of the increased risk for growth restriction, amniotic fluid abnormalities, and fetal demise, antenatal testing is generally recommended...
September 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
Tomohiro Oba, Junichi Hasegawa, Akihiko Sekizawa
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a potential cause of maternal mortality, and obstetricians must be prepared to rapidly diagnose and treat this condition. Optimal treatment is dependent upon the underlying cause of haemorrhage. Ultrasonography is the most helpful tool for prompt diagnosis of PPH aetiology and obstetricians must have a strong understanding of postpartum ultrasonography. In our previous report, we demonstrated the utility of ultrasonography using the focused assessment with sonography for obstetrics (FASO) technique (a modified version of FAST) as the primary postpartum obstetric survey...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
G Ducellier, P Moussy, L Sahmoune, S Bonneau, E Alanio, J-P Bory
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal diagnosis of complex laparoschisis is difficult and yet it is associated with a significantly increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to define ultrasonographic factor and obstetrical criteria to predicting adverse neonatal outcome. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study over 10 years, of 35 gastroschisis cases in CHU of Reims (France). The primary outcome was the neonatal death due to gastroschisis. The sonographic markers was bowel dilatation intra- or extra-abdominale, amniotic fluid, intra-uterin growth...
September 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
D J Chalmers, M L Meyers, K E Brodie, C Palmer, J B Campbell
INTRODUCTION: Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is frequently detected on screening obstetric ultrasonography. Common ANH grading systems include the anterior-posterior diameter (APD) and the Society for Fetal Urology (SFU) grading system. Recent developments in the management of ANH include the use of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and a new grading system - Urinary Tract Dilation (UTD). This study reviewed patients who underwent fetal MRI and ultrasound, and compared the grading systems across these imaging modalities...
July 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Micah R Whitson, Paul H Mayo
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a useful imaging technique for the emergency medicine (EM) physician. Because of its growing use in EM, this article will summarize the historical development, the scope of practice, and some evidence supporting the current applications of POCUS in the adult emergency department. Bedside ultrasonography in the emergency department shares clinical applications with critical care ultrasonography, including goal-directed echocardiography, echocardiography during cardiac arrest, thoracic ultrasonography, evaluation for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, screening abdominal ultrasonography, ultrasonography in trauma, and guidance of procedures with ultrasonography...
August 15, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Hong-Mei Wang, Yu-Cui Tian, Zhi-Fang Xue, Yue Zhang, Yin-Mei Dai
OBJECTIVE: To examine potential associations between the presence of fibroids and obstetric outcomes in twin pregnancies. METHODS: A prospective cohort study compared obstetric outcomes between individuals with twin pregnancies who did and did not have fibroids. Patients were considered for inclusion if they underwent first-trimester ultrasonography examination, and went on to deliver at the Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital between September 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014...
October 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Naoko Kozuki, Luke C Mullany, Subarna K Khatry, Ram K Ghimire, Sharma Paudel, Karin Blakemore, Christine Bird, James M Tielsch, Steven C LeClerq, Joanne Katz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of ultrasonographic task shifting by estimating the accuracy at which primary-level health care workers can perform community-based third-trimester ultrasound diagnosis for selected obstetric risk factors in rural Nepal. METHODS: Three auxiliary nurse-midwives received two 1-week ultrasound trainings at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. At a study site in rural Nepal, pregnant women who were 32 weeks of gestation or greater were enrolled and received ultrasound examinations from the auxiliary nurse-midwives during home visits...
September 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bharat Talukdar, Sangita Mahela
BACKGROUND: Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a frequently encountered gynecologic complaint in perimenopausal woman and also the most common cause of hysterectomy in this age group. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of various clinical presentations of perimenopausal AUB and it is ultrasonographic and histopathological correlation of hysterectomy specimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was carried out in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology among perimenopausal women who underwent hysterectomy for AUB...
April 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
Y L Tan, H Suharjono, N L J Lau, H Y Voon
BACKGROUND: The contemporary obstetrician is increasingly put to the test by rising numbers of pregnancies with morbidly adherent placenta. This study illustrates our experience with prophylactic bilateral internal iliac artery occlusion as part of its management. METHODS: Between January 2011 to January 2014, 13 consecutive patients received the intervention prior to scheduled caesarean delivery for placenta accreta. All cases were diagnosed by ultrasonography, color Doppler imaging and supplemented with MRI where necessary...
June 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Erbil Karaman, Harun Arslan, Orkun Çetin, Hanιm Güler Şahin, Aydin Bora, Alparslan Yavuz, Sadi Elasan, İbrahim Akbudak
AIM: The aim of this research was to study and compare placental elasticity with acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in pre-eclamptic and normal pregnancies. METHODS: A total of 107 singleton pregnancies in the third trimester (38 healthy control subjects, 34 patients with gestational hypertension, and 35 pre-eclampsia patients) were included in the study. ARFI elastography was used to determine the placental elasticity in the three predetermined regions of the placenta (the fetal edge, maternal edge, and central part of the placenta)...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
M A Atalay, N Ugurlu, E Zulfikaroglu, N Danisman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether maternal serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels are associated with unexplained recurrent pregnancy losses (RPLs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one pregnant women with idiopathic RPLs who were selected from 47 cases with RPLs were compared with age-matched 24 control participants. Transvaginal obstetric ultrasonographies were performed and maternal serum samples were collected between 5th and 10th gestational weeks to evaluate serum VEGF and progesterone (P4) concentrations...
July 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
L Andreoli, G K Bertsias, N Agmon-Levin, S Brown, R Cervera, N Costedoat-Chalumeau, A Doria, R Fischer-Betz, F Forger, M F Moraes-Fontes, M Khamashta, J King, A Lojacono, F Marchiori, P L Meroni, M Mosca, M Motta, M Ostensen, C Pamfil, L Raio, M Schneider, E Svenungsson, M Tektonidou, S Yavuz, D Boumpas, A Tincani
OBJECTIVES: Develop recommendations for women's health issues and family planning in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: Systematic review of evidence followed by modified Delphi method to compile questions, elicit expert opinions and reach consensus. RESULTS: Family planning should be discussed as early as possible after diagnosis. Most women can have successful pregnancies and measures can be taken to reduce the risks of adverse maternal or fetal outcomes...
July 25, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Gabriele Tonni, Anna Pia Castigliego, Gianpaolo Grisolia, Mario Lituania, Simon Meagher, Fabrício Da Silva Costa, Edward Araujo Júnior
Our objective was to describe early embryo/fetus anatomy and abnormalities provided by three and four-dimensional (3D/4D) ultrasound using HDlive rendering technology in the first trimester of pregnancy. Normal and pathologic embryonic and fetal volume data set with postprocessing using HDlive rendering mode. Virtual fetoscopic imaging of the normal and pathologic fetus even at early stage of development with increasing maternal-fetal bonding process. HDlive represents a novel and valuable lightening system for 3D/4D ultrasound application that may aid the prenatal interpretation of early congenital malformations although limitations and cautions are still needed for inclusion in obstetric clinical practice...
2016: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Sameh Hany Emile, Mohamed Youssef, Hossam Elfeki, Waleed Thabet, Hesham Elgendy, Waleed Omar, Wael Khafagy, Mohamed Farid
BACKGROUND: The physiologic assessment of anal sphincters in cases of posttraumatic fecal incontinence is a fundamental step in planning operative treatment. In this study, we evaluate the correlation between size of anal sphincter defect, anal pressures, and clinical symptoms in patients with posttraumatic fecal incontinence. We also investigate the impact of patients' age, sex, and type of trauma on this correlation. METHODS: Records of 70 patients fitting the study's eligibility criteria were collected retrospectively from the archives of Mansoura University Hospitals' colorectal surgery unit...
July 5, 2016: Surgery
Hersha Patel, Dhivya Chandrasekaran, Eva Myriokefalitaki, Alpha Gebeh, Kate Jones, Yadava B Jeve
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasonography is a core skill required by all obstetrics and gynecology trainees; however, training opportunities in clinical ultrasound are declining. Simulation ultrasound training has been proposed as a strategy to overcome this.The study aims were to determine the current availability of clinical and simulation ultrasound training in obstetrics and gynecology in the United Kingdom and to explore the trainees' perspective on the role of ultrasound simulation. METHODS: All obstetrics and gynecology trainees within the East Midlands Local Education Training Board in the United Kingdom were asked to complete an anonymous web-based survey in July 2014...
July 6, 2016: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Bilge Cetinkaya Demir, Sarah Crimmins, Sertac Esin, Ozhan M Turan, Sifa Turan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fetal cardiac ventricular disproportion as a marker of cardiac anomalies. METHODS: A retrospective case series included data from all patients who had a fetus diagnosed subjectively with ventricular disproportion by routine obstetric ultrasonography between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2013 at a single tertiary center in the USA. Fetal and neonatal echocardiography, and neonatal outcome data were retrieved. Outcomes were described for all fetuses with subjective ventricular disproportion...
October 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
J Zhang, X Liu
UNLABELLED: Summary OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinicopathological features of abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was made of 151 AWE patients, who were treated at Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Fudan University from 2003 to 2010. RESULTS: Most patients (80.1%) presented with cyclic pain and/or cyclic abdominal masses. The latent period of AWE patients was 31.48 ± 28...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology
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