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Javier A Schvartzman, Hugo Krupitzki, Mario Merialdi, Ana Pilar Betrán, Jennifer Requejo, My Huong Nguyen, Effy Vayena, Angel E Fiorillo, Enrique C Gadow, Francisco M Vizcaino, Felicitas von Petery, Victoria Marroquin, María Luisa Cafferata, Agustina Mazzoni, Valerie Vannevel, Robert C Pattinson, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Fernando Althabe, Mercedes Bonet
BACKGROUND: A prolonged and complicated second stage of labour is associated with serious perinatal complications. The Odon device is an innovation intended to perform instrumental vaginal delivery presently under development. We present an evaluation of the feasibility and safety of delivery with early prototypes of this device from an early terminated clinical study. METHODS: Hospital-based, multi-phased, open-label, pilot clinical study with no control group in tertiary hospitals in Argentina and South Africa...
March 12, 2018: Reproductive Health
Madhavi L Teegala, Dhamangaonkar G Vinayak
Aims and Objectives: The fourth ventricle, seen as intracranial translucency (IT) at 11-13+6 weeks, has been reported to be obliterated in cases of open spina bifida (OSB). Our aim was to assess its role in detecting OSB at 11-13+6 weeks. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was conducted at foetal medicine unit from January 2014 to June 2015. All women who underwent both first and mid-trimester scan in our unit were included in the study. IT was categorized as normal, obliterated or not clear...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Haitham A Torky, Heba Marie, ElSayed ElDesouky, Samy Gebreel, Osama Raslan, Asem A Moussa, Ali M Ahmad, Eman Zain, Mohamed N Mohsen
Introduction: Misoprostol is used for the medical management of miscarriage as it is more effective in the early stages of pregnancy. Letrozole has an anti-estrogen effect and is used for the pretreatment of miscarriage with misoprostol. Aim: The aim of this study was compare the efficacy and safety of letrozole with placebo pretreatment in the medical management of first trimester missed miscarriage. Design: This was a prospective randomized case-control study...
January 2018: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
Rachel Nave, Tatiana Umansky, Rosalie Ber, Zaher Azzam, Amir Karban
INTRODUCTION: There is no current medical licensing examination in Israel (2016). The only objective indicators which reflect students' medical knowledge and basic clinical reasoning skills are the national medical examination scores. The aim of the present study was to investigate the nature of the relationship between students' demography, gender and academic achievements during their pre-clinical studies and their final national internal medicine examination scores. METHODS: The study was based on data collected by the Technion information system...
January 2018: Harefuah
Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Vasundhara Kamineni, Anuradha D Murki, Venkata Lakshmi Kota
Background: Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) is a strategy to promote the timely use of skilled maternal and neonatal care and is based on the theory that preparing for childbirth and being ready for complications reduce delay in obtaining care. Study Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and predictors of birth preparedness, knowledge on danger signs, and emergency readiness among pregnant women attending outpatient clinic of a tertiary care hospital...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Nihal Ş Uysal, Çağrı Gülümser, Zerrin Y Çelik, Hulusi B Zeyneloğlu, Filiz F B Yanık
A 39-year-old woman who became pregnant with twins after an intracytoplasmic sperm injection was referred at the ninth gestational week to determine chorionicity. Ultrasonographic examination showed a monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy. First trimester nuchal translucency measurements of the fetuses were 1.6 and 2.7 mm. A non-invasive prenatal test was performed and revealed low risk. One fetus appeared to be female and the other male at the 14th gestational week. Second trimester anatomic scanning results were otherwise normal for both fetuses...
March 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Y Rodriguez-Santana, J J Ochoa, F Lara-Villoslada, N Kajarabille, P Saavedra-Santana, J A Hurtado, M Peña, J Diaz-Castro, I Sebastian-Garcia, E Machin-Martin, M Villanueva, O Ramirez-Garcia, L Peña-Quintana
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether maternal diet supplementation with omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 LC-PUFAs) during the last trimester of pregnancy and the breastfeeding period influences the levels of inflammatory cytokines in mother and infants. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This registered, double-blind randomized study included 46 pregnant women, who were randomly allocated to either an experimental group receiving 400mL/day of a fish oil-enriched dairy drink [320mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) + 72mg eicoapentaenoic acid] (FO group, n = 24) or to a control group receiving 400mL/day of a non-supplemented dairy drink (CT group, n = 22), from week 28 of pregnancy until the fourth month of lactation...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
Emily Wright, Melanie C Audette, Xiang Y Ye, Sarah Keating, Barry Hoffman, Stephen J Lye, Prakesh S Shah, John C Kingdom
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the disease burden of placental maternal vascular malperfusion pathology in a low-risk nulliparous population and test the hypothesis that a multiparameter model in the second trimester can predict maternal vascular malperfusion with high precision. METHODS: A single-center, prospective cohort study was conducted in healthy nulliparous women. Maternal vascular malperfusion disease burden was estimated by incidence, relative risk (RR), and population-attributable risk percent...
November 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wen-Jun Tu, Min Guo, Xiao-Dong Shi, Yan Cai, Qiang Liu, Chen-Wei Fu
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether plasma fatty acid-binding protein 4 concentrations, measured in the first trimester, are associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: This prospective, multicenter cohort study was conducted at three maternity centers in two cities (Harbin and Beijing) in China from July 2015 to June 2016. Data for fasting plasma glucose and fatty acid-binding protein 4 concentrations in the first trimester and one-step GDM screening with a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test performed between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation were collected and analyzed...
November 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
S U Ahammed, A A Chowdhury, A S Roy, M A Muqueet, M A Rahman, M S Kabir, M G Rabbani, M Asadujjaman, M B Hossain, M Akhtaruzzaman, S K Das, E H Khan, M A Islam, M J Hasan, M A Rahman, R K Talukder, J Ara, G C Barman, P P Roy, M K Saha, D Mondal
This prospective case control study was carried out in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) from April 2011 to March 2012. The main objective of the study was to determine the short term maternal outcome of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury and to identify aetiological factors and to observe clinical features of pregnancy related Acute Kidney Injury. Total 60 pregnant women with AKI were included in the study as sample and equal (60) number of pregnant women with normal renal function was taken as control...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Hyun Yong Koh, Eunhae Cho, So-Yeon Lee, Woo Kyung Kim, Yong Mean Park, Jihyun Kim, Kangmo Ahn, Seung Won Lee, Mi Ae Kim, Myung-Il Hahm, Yoomi Chae, Kee-Jae Lee, Ho-Jang Kwon, Man Yong Han
BACKGROUND: Solar irradiation affects sensitization to aeroallergens and the prevalence of allergic diseases. Little is known, however, about how the time and amount of solar irradiation during pregnancy affects such risks in children. We aimed to find out how solar irradiation during pregnancy affects sensitization to aero-allergens and the prevalence of allergic diseases in children. METHODS: This population-based cross-sectional study involved 7301 aged 6 years and aged 12 years children...
September 4, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
Patrick Thornton
INTRODUCTION: This study compares characteristics and birth outcomes of women attended by certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives (midwives) and physicians in US hospitals in 2014. METHODS: Data reported in 2014 on the 2003 version of the US birth certificate were examined. Spontaneous vaginal births attributed to midwives and physicians and occurring in hospitals were included. Demographic and risk profiles and adjusted odds ratios for maternal and newborn outcomes were compared by provider type...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Fariha Farooq, Rashid Siraj, Sibtain Raza, Nadia Saif
Spontaneous rupture of previous uterine scar due to placenta percreta in early second trimester is a very rare and serious complication. A27-year fourth gravida, second para with previous two lower segment caesarean sections, presented at 17-week of twin pregnancy with acute abdominal pain. Ultrasonograghy revealed 17-week diamniotic-dichorionic twin pregnancy with alive fetuses. The placenta of the first twin was anterior, low lying covering the internal os and penetrating through the entire thickness of the lower uterine wall laterally...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Waldo Sepulveda, Amy E Wong, Francisco Sepulveda, Juan L Alcalde, Juan C Devoto, Felipe Otayza
Accurate and timely prenatal diagnosis of spina bifida (SB) is a major goal of modern antenatal care. Prenatal screening for open SB should be first performed at the time of routine first-trimester ultrasound by examining the posterior fossa for obliteration or non-visualization of the fourth ventricle ("intracranial translucency") and cisterna magna. The second step of screening is the second-trimester anatomy scan, at which time the features of the Chiari type II malformation should be looked for, including ventriculomegaly, scalloping of the frontal bones ("lemon" sign), and backward and caudal displacement of the cerebellar vermis with obliteration of the cisterna magna ("banana" sign)...
July 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Dora Baczyk, Melanie C Audette, Sascha Drewlo, Khrystyna Levytska, John C Kingdom
BACKGROUND: Small ubiquitin-like modifiers (SUMOs) conjugate to proteins post-translationally, thereby affecting target localization, activity and stability. Functional SUMO family members identified in the human placenta include SUMO-1 to SUMO-3, which are elevated in pre-eclampsia. Whether the fourth isoform, SUMO-4, plays a role in placental development and function remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: We tested the hypothesis that SUMO-4 is expressed in the human placenta and demonstrates altered SUMOylation in pre-eclamptic pregnancies...
2017: PloS One
Rupsa C Boelig, Anju Suhag, Juliana Guarente, Kelly Orzechowski, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether second-trimester cervical length (CL) is associated with induction of labor (IOL) outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of nulliparous singletons undergoing CL screening at 18 0/7-23 6/7 weeks from 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2013. Women induced at term (≥37 weeks) were included. Primary outcome was vaginal delivery (VD) within 24 h. The effect of CL on outcomes was assessed by incidence across CL quartiles and a receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Robert Wamala, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Moses Tetui, Suzanne N Kiwanuka, Peter Waiswa, Leonard K Atuhaire
BACKGROUND: Neonatal and maternal health services have a bearing on neonatal mortality. Direct and indirect factors affecting neonatal health outcomes therefore require understanding to enable well-targeted interventions. This study, therefore, assessed the interrelationship between newborn health outcomes and maternal service utilization factors. METHODS: We investigated maternal health utilization factors using health facility delivery and at least four Antenatal Care (ANC) visits; and newborn health outcomes using newborn death and low birth weight (LBW)...
March 27, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Y Yuksel, S Tekin, D Yuksel, I Duman, M Sarier, L Yucetin, E Turan, H Celep, T Ugurlu, M M Inal, Y H Asuman, A Demirbas
BACKGROUND: Depending on hyphothalamic, hyphophyseal, and gonadal axis dysfunction, anovulatory irregular cycles occur and the probability of pregnancy decreases in the patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Maternal mortality and morbidity rates are increased in CKD patients; the risk of premature delivery is 70% and the risk of preeclampsia is 40% more than normal among those with a creatine level of >2.5 mg/dL. METHODS: If a pregnancy is expected in the sequel of kidney transplantation (KT), a multidisciplinary team approach should be adopted and both the gynecologist and the nephrologist should follow the patient simultaneously...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
P Martinez-Ten, T Illescas, B Adiego, M Estevez, C Bermejo, A E Wong, W Sepulveda
OBJECTIVE: To assess non-visualization of the choroid plexus of the fourth ventricle (CP-IVV) as a simple, qualitative, and reproducible first-trimester ultrasound feature of the posterior fossa that predicts brain anomalies and chromosomal defects. METHODS: Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound datasets of the fetal brain were prospectively obtained from 65 consecutive singleton, normal first-trimester fetuses and retrospectively from 27 fetuses identified as having an abnormal fetal posterior fossa on the first-trimester scan, which were randomly included in the final study group...
February 25, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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