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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
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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
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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
#3
Robert M Ehsanipoor, Gabriele Saccone, Neil S Seligman, Rebecca Pierce-Williams, Andrea Ciardulli, Vincenzo Berghella
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 labor. Therefore the aim of our study was to determine if an intravenous fluid rate of 250 vs 125 mL/hour is associated with a difference in cesarean delivery rate MATERIAL AND METHODS: Searches were performed in Medline, OVID, Scopus, ClinicalTrials...
February 25, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236414/exercise-in-pregnancy
#4
EDITORIAL
Vincenzo Berghella, Gabriele Saccone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 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
#5
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
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170117/prevention-of-preterm-birth-with-pessary-in-twins-poppt-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Vincenzo Berghella, Lorraine Dugoff, Jack Ludmir
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate if cervical pessary placement prevents PTB in twin gestations with a short midtrimester transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) cervical length (CL). METHODS: Multicenter randomized controlled trial of asymptomatic women with twin gestations with a TVU CL ≤30 mm at 18(0) -27(6) weeks. TVU CL screening was performed at the time of the anatomy scan at 18(0) -23(6) , and at subsequent scheduled ultrasounds prior to 28 weeks. Women with a TVU CL ≤30 mm at 18(0) -27(6) weeks were randomized to receive the Bioteque cup cervical pessary or no pessary...
February 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153662/antiphospholipid-antibody-profile-based-obstetric-outcomes%C3%A2-of-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-the%C3%A2-pregnants-study
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Gabriele Saccone, Vincenzo Berghella, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Tullio Ghi, Giuseppe Rizzo, Giuliana Simonazzi, Nicola Rizzo, Fabio Facchinetti, Andrea Dall'Asta, Silvia Visentin, Laura Sarno, Serena Xodo, Dalila Bernabini, Francesca Monari, Amanda Roman, Ahizechukwu Chigoziem Eke, Ariela Hoxha, Amelia Ruffatti, Ewoud Schuit, Pasquale Martinelli
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state that is caused by antiphospholipid antibodies. Anticardiolipin antibodies, anti-β2 glycoprotein-I, and lupus anticoagulant are the main autoantibodies found in antiphospholipid syndrome. Despite the amassed body of clinical knowledge, the risk of obstetric complications that are associated with specific antibody profile has not been well-established. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of obstetric complications in women with primary antiphospholipid syndrome that is associated with specific antibody profile...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143698/the-power-of-meta-analysis-to-address-an-important%C3%A2-clinical%C3%A2-question-in%C3%A2-obstetrics
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Vincenzo Berghella
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January 29, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121824/outcomes-with-cerclage-alone-compared-with-cerclage-plus-17%C3%AE-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate
#10
Vincenzo Berghella, John Owen, Jeff M Szychowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072570/what-s-new-in-preterm-birth-prediction-and-prevention
#11
Vincenzo Berghella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070914/risk-of-cesarean-scar-defect-in-single-versus-double-layer-uterine-closure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#12
REVIEW
Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Gabriele Saccone, Rebekah McCurdy, Emmanuel Bujold, Giuseppe Bifulco, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: A growing body of evidence suggests that the surgical technique for uterine closure influences uterine scar healing, but there is still no consensus about optimal uterine closure during cesarean delivery (CD). The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the effect of single- versus double-layer closure on the risk of uterine scar defect. METHODS: MEDLINE, Scopus, http://ClinicalTrials.gov, the PROSPERO International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from inception of each database until May 2016...
January 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029178/exercise-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-preterm-birth-in-overweight-and-obese-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#13
Elena Rita Magro-Malosso, Gabriele Saccone, Daniele Di Mascio, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of overweight and obesity in pregnancy has risen significantly in the last decades. Overweight and obesity have been shown to increase the risk for some adverse obstetric outcome. Lifestyle interventions, such as diet, physical activity and behavior changes, may reduce these risks promoting weight loss and/or preventing excessive weight gain. The possible impact of exercise on the risk of preterm birth (PTB) in overweight or obese women is controversial. Therefore, the aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of exercise on the risk of PTB in overweight or obese pregnant women...
December 28, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997053/cervical-length-screening-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancy-with-threatened-preterm-labor-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-using-individual-patient-level-data
#14
REVIEW
V Berghella, M Palacio, A Ness, Z Alfirevic, K H Nicolaides, G Saccone
OBJECTIVE: Cervical length screening by transvaginal sonography (TVS) has been shown to be a good predictive test for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) in symptomatic singleton pregnancy with threatened preterm labor (PTL). The aim of this review and meta-analysis of individual participant data was to evaluate the effect of knowledge of the TVS cervical length (CL) in preventing PTB in singleton pregnancies presenting with threatened PTL. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register and the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field's Trials Register (May 2016) and reference lists of retrieved studies...
March 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915496/cervical-pessary-for-preventing-preterm-birth-in-twin-pregnancies-with-short-cervical-length-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Gabriele Saccone, Andrea Ciardulli, Serena Xodo, Lorraine Dugoff, Jack Ludmir, Francesco D'Antonio, Simona Boito, Elena Olearo, Carmela Votino, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Giuseppe Rizzo, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of cervical pessary for preventing spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in twin pregnancies with an asymptomatic transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) in the second trimester. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis including all randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing the use of cervical pessary (i.e. intervention group) with expectant management (i.e. control group). The primary outcome was incidence of SPTB <34 weeks...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901551/prolonged-second-stage-what-is-the-optimal-length
#16
REVIEW
Alexis C Gimovsky, Vincenzo Berghella
Importance: Prolonged second stage of labor is a clinical dilemma in which controversy exists on whether extending labor in nulliparous women with epidural anesthesia decreases the incidence of cesarean delivery without increasing maternal or neonatal risks. Objective: This narrative review was conducted to assess the current literature on management of and risks associated with a prolonged second stage in nulliparous women with epidurals. Evidence Acquisition: A review of the current literature was performed to evaluate the incidence of cesarean delivery and the maternal and neonatal outcomes...
November 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889000/not-transabdominal
#17
EDITORIAL
Adeeb Khalifeh, Vincenzo Berghella
Preterm birth remains a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. A short cervix is strongly associated with spontaneous preterm birth. Professional organizations support cervical length screening for singleton gestations with a prior spontaneous preterm birth and second-trimester cervical length measurements between 16-24 weeks. All interventions used to decrease the risk of preterm birth in women with a short cervix are based on clinical trials that used transvaginal cervical length measurement, but transabdominal ultrasound has been shown to correlate well with transvaginal measurement in some observational studies...
December 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887710/supplementation-with-progestogens-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-to-prevent-miscarriage-in-women-with-unexplained-recurrent-miscarriage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
Gabriele Saccone, Corina Schoen, Jason M Franasiak, Richard T Scott, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether treatment with progestogens in the first trimester of pregnancy would decrease the incidence of miscarriage in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage. INTERVENTION(S): Randomized, controlled trials were identified by searching electronic databases...
February 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764015/progesterone-as-a-tocolytic-agent-for-preterm-labor-a-systematic-review
#19
Reshama Navathe, Vincenzo Berghella
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tocolytic agents have been used for over 60 years in the fight against preterm labor, which ultimately can lead to preterm birth. Currently, clinicians can choose from a variety of drug classes to achieve the primary goal of delaying delivery by 48 h, thereby allowing time for administration of corticosteroids for fetal lung maturity, and if appropriate, starting magnesium sulfate for fetal neuroprotection. However, there are currently no known therapies to maintain the tocolytic effect beyond those initial 48 h...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734746/why-stan-might-not-be-dead
#20
Serena Xodo, Gabriele Saccone, Ewoud Schuit, Isis Amer-Wåhlin, Vincenzo Berghella
Recently, a meta-analysis, including 26 526 laboring vertex singletons at term, summarized all available level-1 data from six high-quality randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on the use of ST analysis (STAN) during labor as an adjunct to conventional intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring. The meta-analysis showed that STAN did not improve perinatal outcomes or decrease cesarean deliveries. Nonetheless, there are still reasons to believe STAN may have a role in the future research on intrapartum fetal monitoring...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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