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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648691/cesarean-in-the-second-stage-a-possible-risk-factor-for-subsequent-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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EDITORIAL
Vincenzo Berghella, Alexis C Gimovsky, Lisa D Levine, Joy Vink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629280/absent-ductus-venosus-case-series-from-two-tertiary-centres
#2
Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Gabriele Saccone, M D Andrea Ciardulli, Laura Letizia Mazzarelli, Vincenzo Berghella, M D Pasquale Martinelli
INTRODUCTION: Congenital absence of the ductus venosus (ADV) is a rare vascular anomaly often associated with fetal cardiac and extracardiac anomalies, aneuploidies, and hydrops. The prognosis depends on the patterns of abnormal venous circulation, on the associated malformations and on chromosomal aberrations. METHODS: We performed a retrospective audit of all consecutive cases with ADV referred in our centres and analysed the outcomes. RESULTS: A total of six cases with prenatally diagnosed ADV were identified...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629238/us-trends-in-abortion-and-preterm-birth
#3
Elena Rita Magro Malosso, Gabriele Saccone, Biagio Simonetti, Massimo Squillante, Vincenzo Berghella
BACKGROUND: A recent large meta-analysis concluded that prior surgical abortion was an independent risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB), while they found no significant correlation between PTB and medical abortion. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential impact of changes in US abortion rates and practices on US incidence of PTB rate. STUDY DESIGN: This was an epidemiologic analysis of legal abortion and PTB data in the USA from 2003-2012...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614956/interventions-for-treating-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Rupsa C Boelig, Samantha J Barton, Gabriele Saccone, Anthony J Kelly, Steven J Edwards, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: While nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies, hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form affecting 0.3-1.0% of pregnancies. Although hyperemesis gravidarum is rarely a source of mortality, it is a significant source of morbidity. It is one of the most common indications for hospitalization in pregnancy. Beyond the maternal and fetal consequences of malnutrition, the severity of hyperemesis symptoms causes a major psychosocial burden leading to depression, anxiety, and even pregnancy termination...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594770/placental-abruption-with-delayed-fetal-compromise-in-maternal-acetaminophen-toxicity
#5
Juliana Taney, Hannah Anastasio, Amanda Paternostro, Vincenzo Berghella, Amanda Roman
BACKGROUND: After maternal acetaminophen overdose, fetal fulminant liver failure, stillbirth, neonatal death, or preterm delivery may occur. CASE: A 27-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 1, presented at 28 weeks of gestation after unintentional acetaminophen overdose. Four days after ingestion, her laboratory values worsened, including serum aspartate aminotransferase of 5,460 units/L, alanine aminotransferase of 4,936 units/L, and international normalized ratio of 2...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532255/outpatient-versus-inpatient-management-for-superimposed-preeclampsia-without-severe-features-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
#6
Corina N Schoen, Sindy C Moreno, Gabriele Saccone, Nora M Graham, Lauren C Hand, Giuseppe M Maruotti, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella, Amanda Roman
PURPOSE: To determine if women with preterm superimposed preeclampsia without severe features can be successfully and safely triaged to outpatient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective, cohort study of singleton pregnancies with superimposed preeclampsia without severe features diagnosed before 37 weeks managed outpatient versus inpatient at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) and at University of Naples (Naples, Italy) from January 2008 to July 2015...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502203/chewing-gum-improves-postoperative-recovery-of-gastrointestinal-function-after-cesarean-delivery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#7
Andrea Ciardulli, Gabriele Saccone, Daniele Di Mascio, Claudia Caissutti, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether chewing gum hastens the return of gastrointestinal function after a cesarean delivery. METHODS: All randomized controlled trials comparing the use of chewing gum in the immediate postoperative recovery period (i.e. intervention group) with a control group were included in the meta-analysis. The primary outcome was the time to first flatus in hours. Meta-analysis was performed using the random effects model of DerSimonian and Laird, to produce summary treatment effects in terms of mean difference (MD) or relative risk (RR) with 95% confidence interval (CI)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497042/scientific-evidence-for-different-options-for-gdm-screening-and-management-controversies-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
REVIEW
Claudia Caissutti, Vincenzo Berghella
Background. Gestational diabetes (GDM) affects up to 7% of pregnant women and is associated with several maternal and perinatal morbidities. International organizations suggest several different recommendations regarding how to screen and to manage GDM. Objective. We aimed to analyze the most important and employed guidelines about screening and management of GDM and we investigated existing related literature. Results. We found several different criteria for screening for GDM, for monitoring GDM, and for starting pharmacological therapy...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486381/intracervical-foley-catheter-with-and-without-oxytocin-for-labor-induction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Corina N Schoen, Gwendolyn Grant, Vincenzo Berghella, Matthew K Hoffman, Anthony Sciscione
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether adding oxytocin to preinduction cervical ripening with a Foley catheter increases the rate of delivery within 24 hours. METHODS: This was a randomized, multicenter, parallel trial of women with a singleton pregnancy at 24 weeks of gestation or greater undergoing labor induction. Women were randomly allocated to an intracervical Foley catheter followed by oxytocin or Foley with concurrent oxytocin infusion. Nulliparous and multiparous women were randomized and analyzed separately based on parallel design...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475391/the-role-of-predictive-vaginal-biomarkers-in-women-with-cervical-cerclage
#10
Tomi T Kanninen, Giovanni Sisti, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Vincenzo Berghella
Cervical cerclage is presently one of the primary methods of treatment for cervical insufficiency (CI). Identifying methods in order to selectively apply cerclage may allow us to further limit unnecessary procedures. In this regard, a limited number of inflammatory and extracellular matrix biomarkers measurable non-invasively at the level of the cervix have been examined. In this review we summarize the current research on the use of cervical biomarkers in predicting cerclage failure and propose potential objectives for future research...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455952/risk-of-preterm-birth-by-maternal-age-at-first-and-second-pregnancy-and-race-ethnicity
#11
Rebecca J Baer, Juan Yang, Vincenzo Berghella, Christina D Chambers, Tumaini R Coker, Miriam Kuppermann, Scott P Oltman, Larry Rand, Kelli K Ryckman, Louis J Muglia, Paul J Chung, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski
We examined the risk of preterm birth (PTB, <37 weeks' gestation) in a second pregnancy and analyzed the extent to which this risk varies by maternal age and race/ethnicity. The sample included nulligravida mothers in California who delivered two singletons between 2005 and 2011. Logistic regression was used to calculate the odds of PTB in the second pregnancy. Within each race/ethnicity stratum, women delivering term infants in their first pregnancy and between 25 and 34 years old for both pregnancies served as the referent group...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401531/exercise-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-gestational-hypertensive-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Elena R Magro-Malosso, Gabriele Saccone, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Amanda Roman, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: Gestational hypertensive disorders, including gestational hypertension and preeclampsia, are one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of exercise during pregnancy on the risk of gestational hypertensive disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from their inception to February 2017. Selection criteria included only randomized controlled trials of uncomplicated pregnant women assigned before 23 weeks to an aerobic exercise regimen or not...
April 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398701/cervical-pessary-for-preventing-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancies-with-short-cervical-length-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gabriele Saccone, Andrea Ciardulli, Serena Xodo, Lorraine Dugoff, Jack Ludmir, Giorgio Pagani, Silvia Visentin, Salvatore Gizzo, Nicola Volpe, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Giuseppe Rizzo, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of cervical pessary for preventing spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in singleton gestations with a second trimester short cervix. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from their inception until February 2016. We included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing the use of the cervical pessary with expectant management in singletons pregnancies with transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) ≤25 mm. The primary outcome was incidence of SPTB <34 weeks...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393580/second-trimester-cervical-length-and-outcomes-of-induction-of-labor-at-term
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295722/cerclage-for-short-cervix-on-ultrasound-in-singleton-gestations-without-prior-spontaneous-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-trials-using-individual-patient-level-data
#15
REVIEW
Vincenzo Berghella, Andrea Ciardulli, Orion A Rust, Meekai To, Katsufumi Otsuki, Sietske Althuisius, Kypros Nicolaides, Amanda Roman, Gabriele Saccone
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantify the efficacy of cervical cerclage in preventing preterm birth (PTB) in asymptomatic singleton pregnancies with a mid-trimester short transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) and without prior spontaneous PTB. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from inception of each database until February 2017. No language restrictions were applied. We included all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of asymptomatic singleton pregnancies without prior spontaneous PTB screened with TVU CL, found to have a midtrimester short CL <25 mm, and then randomized to management with either cerclage (i...
March 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282774/cervical-length-in-adolescents-versus-adults
#16
Jessica N Buck, Kelly M Orzechowski, Jason K Baxter, Vincenzo Berghella
PURPOSE: Two of the known risk factors for spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) are short cervical length (CL) ≤ 25 mm and adolescence (≤19 years). Our objective was to evaluate whether adolescent women have a higher incidence of short CL compared to their 20-24 year old counterparts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort of nulliparous singleton gestations undergoing universal second trimester transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) CL screening between January 2012 and June 2013...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236651/intravenous-fluid-rate-for-reduction-of-cesarean-delivery-rate-in-nulliparous-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Robert M Ehsanipoor, Gabriele Saccone, Neil S Seligman, Rebecca A M Pierce-Williams, Andrea Ciardulli, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have emphasized the need to promote vaginal delivery and have offered recommendations to safely prevent primary cesarean delivery. However, there has been limited discussion regarding management of intravenous fluids and other aspects of labor management that may influence mode of delivery. Therefore the aim of our study was to determine whether an intravenous fluid rate of 250 vs...
February 25, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236414/exercise-in-pregnancy
#18
EDITORIAL
Vincenzo Berghella, Gabriele Saccone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178059/less-restrictive-food-intake-during-labor-in-low-risk-singleton-pregnancies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Andrea Ciardulli, Gabriele Saccone, Hannah Anastasio, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate benefits and harms of food intake during labor. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases such as MEDLINE and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched from their inception until October 2016. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: We included randomized trials comparing a policy of less-restrictive food intake with a policy of more restrictive food intake during labor. The primary outcome was the mean duration of labor. Meta-analysis was performed using the random-effects model of DerSimonian and Laird to produce summary treatment effects in terms of either a relative risk or a mean difference with 95% confidence interval (CI)...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178045/assessment-of-transvaginal-ultrasound-cervical-length-image-quality
#20
Rupsa C Boelig, Helen Feltovich, Jean Lea Spitz, Gregory Toland, Vincenzo Berghella, Jay D Iams
OBJECTIVE: To use data from the Cervical Length Education and Review program to evaluate the quality of transvaginal cervical length ultrasonography by trained imagers (ie, ultrasonographers, radiologists, perinatologists). METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of data from the Cervical Length Education and Review program. Candidates underwent an online lecture series, examination, and submitted a batch of images for review. For a candidate's batch of images to pass, all images must meet at least seven of the nine criteria assessed, the overall batch score needs to be 80% or greater, correct caliper placement must be met for all images, and the same criterion cannot be consistently missed...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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