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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781080/acquired-uterine-arteriovenous-malformation-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#1
Agata Szpera-Goździewicz, Karolina Gruca-Stryjak, Grzegorz H Bręborowicz, Mariola Ropacka-Lesiak
Uterine arteriovenous malformations are uncommon but potentially life-threatening condition. They can be congenital or acquired and should be suspected in cases of severe or persistent uterine bleeding. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of reports of acquired vascular lesions of the uterus following pregnancy, abortion, caesarean delivery and curettage. This paper presents the case of unexplained vaginal bleeding with subsequent suspicion and diagnosis of uterine arteriovenous malformation...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780642/prenatally-diagnosed-isolated-coronary-arterial-fistula-leading-to-severe-complications-at-birth
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A Wacker-Gussmann, T Esser, S M Lobmaier, M O Vogt, E Ostermayer, R Oberhoffer
Prenatal diagnosis of a huge coronary artery fistula between the left coronary artery and the right ventricle was made by Doppler echocardiography at 22 weeks of gestation. Progression of the dilated fistula was monitored throughout pregnancy. The size of the fistula increased enormously up to 11 mm. Death occurred at birth. Monitoring of these fetuses is essential as severe complications can occur during pregnancy or at birth.
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778069/differential-correlations-between-maternal-hair-levels-of-tobacco-and-alcohol-with-fetal-growth-restriction-clinical-subtypes
#3
Sally Sabra, Ebba Malmqvist, Laura Almeida, Eduard Gratacos, Maria Dolores Gomez Roig
Maternal exposure to tobacco and alcohol is a known cause, among others, for fetal growth restriction (FGR). Clinically, FGR can be subclassified into two forms: intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and small for gestational age (SGA), based on the severity of the growth retardation, and abnormal uterine artery Doppler or cerebro-placental ratio. This study aimed at investigating any differential correlation between maternal exposures to these toxins with the two clinical forms of FGR. Therefore, a case-control study was conducted in Barcelona, Spain...
January 4, 2018: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758458/effects-of-maternal-nutrient-restriction-followed-by-realimentation-during-early-and-mid-gestation-in-beef-cows-ii-placental-development-umbilical-blood-flow-and-uterine-blood-flow-responses-to-diet-alterations
#4
L E Camacho, C O Lemley, S T Dorsam, K C Swanson, K A Vonnahme
The objectives were to examine the effects of maternal nutrient restriction followed by realimentation during early to mid-gestation on placental development and uterine and umbilical hemodynamics in the beef cow. On day 30 of pregnancy, multiparous, non-lactating beef cows (620.5 ± 11.3 kg) were assigned to 1 of 2 dietary treatments: control (C; 100% National Research Council [NRC] recommendations; n = 18) and restricted (R; 60% NRC; n = 30). On day 85, cows were slaughtered (C, n = 6; R, n = 6), remained on control (CC; n = 12) and restricted (RR; n = 12), or were realimented to control (RC; n = 11)...
April 24, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755593/effect-of-stem-cell-transplantation-of-premature-ovarian-failure-in-animal-models-and-patients-a-meta-analysis-and-case-report
#5
Lei Chen, Shilei Guo, Cui Wei, Honglan Li, Haiya Wang, Yan Xu
Stem cell transplantation has been considered a promising therapeutic approach for premature ovarian failure (POF). However, to date, no quantitative data analysis of stem cell therapy for POF has been performed. Therefore, the present study performed a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of stem cell transplantation in improving ovarian function in animal models of POF. In addition, a case report of a patient with POF subjected to stem cell treatment was included to demonstrate that stem cell therapy also contributes to the recovery of ovarian function in patients...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750127/a-potentially-useful-addition-to-predict-spontaneous-resolution-of-uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm-absence-of-diastolic-flow
#6
Yosuke Baba, Hironori Takahashi, Hiroyuki Morisawa, Daisuke Matsubara, Kohei Tamura, Rie Usui, Shigeki Matsubara
Pregnancy-associated uterine artery pseudoaneurysm (UAP) usually requires transarterial embolization (TAE) irrespective of the presence/absence of current bleeding. Some UAP cases spontaneously resolve without TAE; however, such UAP is not well characterized. Here, we suggest that Pulse Wave Doppler may become an addition to predict its spontaneous resolution. A woman underwent 1st-trimester vaginal termination. Vaginal bleeding repeated and, 36 days later, an intrauterine low-echoic mass (24 mm) with swirling blood flow and arterial waveforms (Pulse Wave Doppler) and an enhanced intrauterine sac-like structure without current extravasation were observed, leading to the diagnosis of UAP...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742984/maternal-serum-endocan-concentration-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Agata Szpera-Gozdziewicz, Katarzyna Kosicka, Tomasz Gozdziewicz, Mariola Krzyscin, Przemyslaw Wirstlein, Anna Siemiatkowska, Franciszek Glowka, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Grzegorz H Breborowicz
OBJECTIVES: Endocan plays a role in the development of vascular tissue in health and disease and is an indicator of endothelial cells activation and angiogenesis. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between maternal endocan serum level and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) as well as ultrasound Doppler flow measurements indicating placental insufficiency. METHODS: This study included a group of women with IUGR (n = 37) and a group of healthy pregnant women (controls, n = 37)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740835/factors-associated-to-early-intrauterine-fetal-demise-after-laser-for-ttts-by-pre-operative-fetal-heart-and-doppler-ultrasound
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Amélie Delabaere, France Leduc, Quentin Reboul, Florent Fuchs, Sandrine Wavrant, Johanne Dubé, Jean-Claude Fouron, François Audibert
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic value of fetal Doppler and echocardiographic parameters for intra-uterine fetal demise (IUFD) within 24 hours and within one week after laser coagulation in monochorionic pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHOD: This retrospective study correlated the preoperative hemodynamic and echocardiography parameters to the outcome in fetuses with TTTS undergoing laser therapy. RESULTS: One hundred and twelve laser coagulations were performed between February 2006 and June 2015...
May 9, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724428/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-first-trimester-vaginal-bleeding
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Douglas L Brown, Ann Packard, Katherine E Maturen, Sandeep Prakash Deshmukh, Kika M Dudiak, Tara L Henrichsen, Benjamin J Meyer, Liina Poder, Elizabeth A Sadowski, Thomas D Shipp, Lynn Simpson, Therese M Weber, Carolyn M Zelop, Phyllis Glanc
Vaginal bleeding is not uncommon in the first trimester of pregnancy. The majority of such patients will have a normal intrauterine pregnancy (IUP), a nonviable IUP, or an ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound (US) is the primary imaging modality in evaluation of these patients. US, along with clinical observations and serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels, can usually distinguish these causes. Although it is important to diagnose ectopic pregnancies and nonviable IUPs, one should also guard against injury to normal pregnancies due to inappropriate treatment with methotrexate or surgical intervention...
May 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716432/comparison-of-placental-three-dimensional-power-doppler-indices-and-volume-in-the-first-and-second-trimesters-of-pregnancy-complicated-by-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#10
Chian-Huey Wong, Chie-Pein Chen, Fang-Ju Sun, Chen-Yu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the changes of placental three-dimensional power Doppler indices and volume in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: This was a prospective case-control study of singleton pregnancies with risk factors for GDM. Data on placental vascular indices including vascularization index (VI), flow index (FI), and vascularization flow index (VFI), as well as placental volume were obtained and analyzed during the first and second trimesters between pregnant women with and without GDM...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714462/comparison-of-percutaneous-nephrostomy-and-double-j-stent-in-symptomatic-pregnancy-hydronephrosis-treatment
#11
Adnan Şimşir, Fuat Kızılay, Bülent Semerci
Background/aim: We aimed to compare the success rate of percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) and double J stenting (DJS) in the treatment of symptomatic pregnancy hydronephrosis. Materials and methods: Diagnosis and grading of hydronephrosis were performed by urinary ultrasound (USG) and Doppler mode was used for evaluation of renal arterial resistivity index (RI). Patients were divided into two groups according to the method used for the treatment of hydronephrosis: group A (PCN, n = 38) and group B (DJS, n = 46)...
April 30, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707395/fetal-sirenomelia-associated-with-an-abdominal-cyst-originating-from-a-saccular-cloaca
#12
Yui Kinjo, Hitoshi Masamoto, Hayase Nitta, Tadatsugu Kinjo, Tomoko Tamaki, Naoki Yoshimi, Yoichi Aoki
A 40-year-old pregnant woman presented with a fetal abdominal cyst and oligohydramnios. Color Doppler scan revealed a single blood vessel from the fetal aorta into a single umbilical artery. Severe oligohydramnios limited ultrasonographic evaluation of the fetal lower limbs, kidneys, or bladder. The pregnancy was terminated; the fetus showed fused lower limbs, bulging abdomen, and absent external genitalia and was diagnosed with type III sirenomelia. On autopsy, no normal bladder was observed, but duodenal atresia, anorectal atresia, and right renal agenesis were found...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706899/development-of-the-human-placenta-and-fetal-heart-synergic-or-independent
#13
REVIEW
Graham J Burton, Eric Jauniaux
The placenta is the largest fetal organ, and toward the end of pregnancy the umbilical circulation receives at least 40% of the biventricular cardiac output. It is not surprising, therefore, that there are likely to be close haemodynamic links between the development of the placenta and the fetal heart. Development of the placenta is precocious, and in advance of that of the fetus. The placenta undergoes considerable remodeling at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy, and its vasculature is capable of adapting to environmental conditions and to variations in the blood supply received from the mother...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704280/prediction-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcome-in-monochorionic-diamniotic-twin-pregnancies-complicated-by-selective-fetal-growth-restriction
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Caitriona Monaghan, Erkan Kalafat, Julia Binder, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVE: To identify key factors implicated in adverse perinatal outcome in monochorionic twin pregnancies complicated by selective fetal growth restriction. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study conducted in a single tertiary referral centre included all monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies complicated by selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR). The presence of co-existing twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) was noted. Fetal biometry and Doppler indices, including the umbilical artery (UA) and ductus venosus (DV), were recorded at the time of diagnosis...
April 28, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703001/successful-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-early-splenic-ectopic-pregnancy-a-case-report
#15
Lan Wu, Xiaoqin Jiang, Juan Ni
INTRODUCTION: Splenic ectopic pregnancy (SEP), a special abdominal pregnancy, is extremely rare but carries a high risk of potentially uncontrollable, life-threatening intraperitoneal bleeding at early gestation, which is equivalent to the spontaneous rupture of the spleen. Therefore, early diagnosis of SEP is crucial and may avoid life-threatening situation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old G3P2 woman presented with 50 days of amenorrhea and positive serum β-human gonadotropin (β-HCG) was enrolled into the hospital due to the absence of gestational sac located in the uterine cavity...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702988/enteritis-as-initial-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-early-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Anna Maria Bellou, Dominik Bös, Guido Kukuk, Ulrich Gembruch, Waltraut Maria Merz
RATIONAL: Lupus enteritis is a rare, severe complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report of a patient who presented with enteritis as manifestation of new-onset SLE during the first trimester of pregnancy. PATIENTS CONCERNS: The 23-year nulliparous patient was admitted to a district hospital with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhea at a gestational age (GA) of 10 weeks. Her symptoms improved with symptomatic treatment and she was discharged a few days later...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699435/fetal-cerebral-and-cardiac-hemodynamics-in-postdate-pregnancy
#17
Aysegul Ozel, Ebru Alici Davutoglu, Sule Yildirim, Riza Madazli
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the fetal cerebro-placental Doppler indices and modified myocardial performance index (Mod-myocardial performance index (MPI)) in this homogenous group of postdated pregnancies. METHODS: A total of 92 singleton pregnant women were included in this prospective study. The study involved three groups; full term control (Group 1, n = 42, 39 0/7 to 40 6/7 week' gestation), late term (Group 2, n = 34, 41 0/7 to 41 6/7 week' gestation) and post term (Group 3, n = 16, ≥ 42 0/7 weeks' gestation)...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685078/prelabour-myocardial-deformation-and-cardiac-output-in-fetuses-that-develop-intrapartum-compromise-at-term-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Amal A Alsolai, Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Alexander Gooi, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: Redistribution of cardiac output is responsible for the "brain sparing" effect seen during periods of acute or chronic fetal stress. We investigated the relationship between prelabour cardiac function in fetuses that subsequently developed intrapartum fetal compromise (IFC). METHODS: A blinded, prospective, observational, cohort study, at Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. A cohort of 284 women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies underwent ultrasound every 2 weeks from 36 weeks until delivery...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680082/no-197a-fetal-health-surveillance-antepartum-consensus-guideline
#19
Robert Liston, Diane Sawchuck, David Young
OBJECTIVE: This guideline provides new recommendations pertaining to the application and documentation of fetal surveillance in the antepartum period that will decrease the incidence of birth asphyxia while maintaining the lowest possible rate of obstetrical intervention. Pregnancies with and without risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes are considered. This guideline presents an alternative classification system for antenatal fetal non-stress testing to what has been used previously...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675497/a-case-report-of-ggeneralized-uterine-arteriovenous-malformation-after-molar-pregnancy-in-an-infertile-woman
#20
Firoozeh Ahmadi, Somayeh Moukhah
Background: Uterine arteriovenous malformation (UAVM) is a rare vascular condition in reproductive age presented mostly with bleeding. Although this malformation is infrequent, it is potentially life-threatening. Transvaginal Doppler ultrasonography is a widely available, noninvasive and excellent diagnostic method. Case: The case is a 30-yr-old woman with a history of eight-yr infertility.following intrauterine insemination treatment, she had a molar pregnancy...
February 2018: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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