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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099693/factors-associated-with-maternal-mortality-among-patients-meeting-criteria-of-severe-maternal-morbidity-and-near-miss
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Hesly M P Lima, Francisco Herlânio C Carvalho, Francisco Edson L Feitosa, George C Nunes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate factors associated with maternal death among women experiencing life-threatening conditions during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy. METHODS: A secondary analysis of data prospectively collected in a Brazilian multicenter cross-sectional study between July 2009 and June 2010 was conducted. Women were identified who delivered at a hospital in Ceará and who had potentially life-threatening conditions. Stepwise logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with maternal death...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089573/what-is-a-difficult-transfer-analysis-of-7-714-embryo-transfers-the-impact-of-maneuvers-during-embryo-transfers-on-pregnancy-rate-and-a-proposal-of-objective-assessment
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Alejandro Kava-Braverman, Francisca Martínez, Ignacio Rodríguez, Manuel Álvarez, Pedro N Barri, Buenaventura Coroleu
OBJECTIVE: To establish the relationship between the degree of difficulty of ET and pregnancy rate (PR), with a view to proposing an algorithm for the objective assessment of ET. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: In vitro fertilization unit. PATIENT(S): Women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) with ET after IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection, in whom fresh embryo transfer or frozen-thawed embryo transfer was performed...
January 12, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079556/cardiac-arrest-obstetric-cpr-acls
#3
Benjamin Cobb, Steven Lipman
In contrast with other high-resource countries, maternal mortality has seen an increase in the United States. Caring for pregnant women in cardiac arrest may prove uniquely challenging given the rarity of the event coupled by the physiological changes of pregnancy. Optimization of resuscitative efforts warrants special attention as described in the 2015 American Heart Association's "Scientific Statement on Maternal Cardiac Arrest." Current recommendations address a variety of topics ranging from the basic components of chest compressions and airway management to some of the logistical complexities and operational challenges involved in maternal cardiac arrest...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077366/effectiveness-of-acupuncture-in-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilisation-or-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Junyoung Jo, Yoon Jae Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). METHODS: We searched a total of 15 databases through October 2015. The participants were women with PCOS (diagnosed using the Rotterdam criteria) undergoing IVF or ICSI...
January 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056983/influence-of-endometrial-thickness-on-treatment-outcomes-following-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
#5
Ning-Zhao Ma, Lei Chen, Wei Dai, Zhi-Qin Bu, Lin-Li Hu, Ying-Pu Sun
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to investigate the roles of endometrial thickness (EMT) at the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration on pregnancy outcomes in a large patient population. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 9,952 patients undergoing their first IVF/ICSI with autologous oocytes from January 2011 to January 2015. Patients were divided into three groups based on the EMT (group A:≤8 mm; group B: 9-14 mm and group C:≥15 mm)...
January 5, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031055/the-returns-of-family-planning-macro-level-assessment-of-the-effect-of-contraceptive-use-on-women-s-anaemia-and-childhood-undernutrition
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Md Juel Rana, Srinivas Goli
This study investigated the effect of family planning on the levels of women's anaemia and child undernutrition at the aggregate level using the compiled databases of the World Bank, UNICEF and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Correlation scatter matrix plots and multivariate OLS regression models were employed to assess the effect of family planning on women's anaemia and child nutritional status across countries. At the aggregate level, the bivariate correlation estimates found that the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) was negatively associated with women's anaemia (r=-0...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027669/the-vertebroplacental-ratio-as-an-alternative-to-the-cerebroplacental-ratio-in-the-evaluation-of-the-fetus-at-the-end-of-pregnancy
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José Morales-Roselló, Asma Khalil, Victoria Fornes Ferrer, David Hervas-Marín, Nuria Peralta Llorens, Juan Rubio Moll, Alfredo Perales-Marín
OBJECTIVE: Low cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) near term has emerged as a marker of fetal adverse outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive accuracy of an alternative ratio using the vertebral artery (vertebroplacental ratio or VPR) for acid-base status at birth. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 1470 pregnancies undergoing an ultrasound assessment of the umbilical artery, middle cerebral artery and vertebral artery Doppler beyond 34 weeks' gestation within 14 days of delivery...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010150/repeated-doses-of-gnrh-antagonist-at-midcycle-in-artificial-frozen-embryo-transfer-cycles-may-not-affect-pregnancy-outcomes
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Katherine L Palmerola, Jennifer Y Hsu, Lisa C Grossman, Mark V Sauer, Roger A Lobo
No significant differences in outcomes have been found between protocols of endometrial preparation for frozen embryo transfer (FET), though gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists may have detrimental effects on the endometrium. We conducted a retrospective cohort noninferiority study at a single academic center of women receiving multiple doses of mid-cycle GnRH antagonist (GAnt) to those receiving GnRH agonist (GAg) to determine if there are detrimental effects of GnRH antagonists. 1047 FET cycles were identified, detailed data was available in 840 cycles: 610 GAg and 230 GAnt cycles...
December 23, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995371/therapeutic-effect-of-acupuncture-on-the-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilization-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yi Qian, Xin-Ru Xia, Humphrey Ochin, Cun Huang, Chao Gao, Li Gao, Yu-Gui Cui, Jia-Yin Liu, Yan Meng
PURPOSE: Controversial results have been reported concerning the effect of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. The current review was conducted to systematically review published studies of the effects of acupuncture on IVF outcomes. METHODS: Women undergoing IVF in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were evaluated for the effects of acupuncture on IVF outcomes. The treatment groups involved traditional, electrical, laser, auricular, and other acupuncture techniques...
December 19, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873370/the-magnitude-of-change-in-the-fetal-cerebroplacental-ratio-in-the-third-trimester-and-the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcome
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Christopher Flatley, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate if the magnitude of change in the cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) after 30 weeks gestation was better predictive of adverse pregnancy outcome compared to a single measurement at 35-37 weeks. A secondary aim was to evaluate whether the utility of CPR measured at 35-37 weeks was enhanced after adjusting for the gestational change. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of women who had had at least two ultrasound scans between 30-37 weeks gestation with the final scan taking place at 35-37 weeks...
November 22, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855103/hyaluronic-acid-binding-sperm-selection-for-assisted-reproduction-treatment-habselect-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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K D Witt, L Beresford, S Bhattacharya, K Brian, A Coomarasamy, R Hooper, J Kirkman-Brown, Y Khalaf, S E Lewis, A Pacey, S Pavitt, R West, D Miller
INTRODUCTION: The selection of a sperm with good genomic integrity is an important consideration for improving intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcome. Current convention selects sperm by vigour and morphology, but preliminary evidence suggests selection based on hyaluronic acid binding may be beneficial. The aim of the Hyaluronic Acid Binding Sperm Selection (HABSelect) trial is to determine the efficacy of hyaluronic acid (HA)-selection of sperm versus conventionally selected sperm prior to ICSI on live birth rate (LBR)...
October 7, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827818/oocyte-embryo-and-blastocyst-cryopreservation-in-art-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-slow-freezing-versus-vitrification-to-produce-evidence-for-the-development-of-global-guidance
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REVIEW
Laura Rienzi, Clarisa Gracia, Roberta Maggiulli, Andrew R LaBarbera, Daniel J Kaser, Filippo M Ubaldi, Sheryl Vanderpoel, Catherine Racowsky
BACKGROUND: Successful cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos is essential not only to maximize the safety and efficacy of ovarian stimulation cycles in an IVF treatment, but also to enable fertility preservation. Two cryopreservation methods are routinely used: slow-freezing or vitrification. Slow-freezing allows for freezing to occur at a sufficiently slow rate to permit adequate cellular dehydration while minimizing intracellular ice formation. Vitrification allows the solidification of the cell(s) and of the extracellular milieu into a glass-like state without the formation of ice...
November 8, 2016: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816925/a-short-course-of-metformin-does-not-reduce-ohss-in-a-gnrh-antagonist-cycle-for-women-with-pcos-undergoing-ivf-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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S L Jacob, C Brewer, T Tang, H M Picton, J H Barth, A H Balen
STUDY QUESTION: Does 'metformin' reduce the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) undergoing a GnRH antagonist assisted conception treatment cycle? SUMMARY ANSWER: A short course of metformin does not reduce the incidence of OHSS for women with PCOS undergoing a GnRH antagonist treatment cycle. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Metformin does reduce the incidence of OHSS in a GnRH-agonist treatment cycle...
November 5, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798046/frozen-thawed-embryo-transfers-in-natural-cycles-with-spontaneous-or-induced-ovulation-the-search-for-the-best-protocol-continues
#14
M Montagut, S Santos-Ribeiro, M De Vos, N P Polyzos, P Drakopoulos, S Mackens, A van de Vijver, L van Landuyt, G Verheyen, H Tournaye, C Blockeel
STUDY QUESTION: Is natural cycle frozen-thawed embryo transfer (NC-FET) associated with better clinical pregnancy rates (CPR) when compared to modified natural cycle frozen-thawed embryo transfer (mNC-FET)? SUMMARY ANSWER: NC-FET is associated with a higher CPR compared to mNC-FET. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There is conflicting evidence regarding the impact of hCG triggering on clinical outcomes after frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET), and information on the effect of luteal phase support (LPS) is lacking...
December 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794572/the-value-of-the-cerebroplacental-ratio-for-the-prediction-of-intrapartum-fetal-monitoring-in-low-risk-term-pregnancies
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Jing Liu, Guang Song, Ge Zhao, Tao Meng
AIM: The study aimed to investigate the use of fetal cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) to identify fetuses at high risk before labor due to the brain sparing phenomenon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and seventy-six singleton pregnancies were enrolled in this study. The CPR was recorded within 1 week of delivery and labor was managed according to local protocols and guidelines. Intrapartum and neonatal outcome details were recorded. RESULTS: The CPR values of fetuses subsequently presenting category III intrapartum electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) or category II EFM without improvement (category IIB EFM) or with progression to category III (category IIC EFM) were significantly lower...
October 29, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788188/improved-fecundity-in-northern-china-a-secular-trend-from-1980-to-2003
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Xiaobing Tian, Jingmei Jiang, Jiedong Wang, Shucheng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the trend of human fecundity over time in China. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in Tongliao, China. Couples who were married during the time period between January 1, 1981 and December 31, 2003 were considered eligible for this study. A total of 27,413 individuals provided valid information via house-to-house interviews. The 12-month cumulative pregnancy rate (CPR) and annual percentage change were used as the outcome measurements...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761732/comparison-of-four-protocols-for-luteal-phase-support-in-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-cycles-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Afsoon Zarei, Parastoo Sohail, Mohammad Ebrahim Parsanezhad, Saeed Alborzi, Alamtaj Samsami, Maryam Azizi
PURPOSE: To compare the pregnancy outcomes between four regimens of luteal phase support (LPS), including vaginal progesterone, oral dydrogesterone, combination of oral dydrogesterone and gonadotropin releasing hormone analog (GnRH-α), and combination of oral dydrogesterone and human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), in Frozen-thawed Embryo Transfer (FET) cycles. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was performed during a 6-month period, including candidates for FET...
October 19, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738654/pregnancy-predictors-after-intrauterine-insemination-in-cases-of-unexplained-infertility-a-prospective-study
#18
Ishita Ganguly, Aparna Singh, Shilpa Bhandari, Pallavi Agrawal, Nitika Gupta
Introduction. Aim of the study was to find the effect of various prognostic factors in cases of unexplained infertility undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with intrauterine insemination (IUI). Methods. 146 cases of unexplained infertility were included. A maximum of 3 cycles of IUI were done with clomiphene citrate/HMG. Ovulation trigger was given when the largest follicle diameter was >18 mm, and IUI was planned 36 hours later. Luteal phase support was given for 15 days, urine pregnancy test was done on day 15, ultrasonography was done at 7 weeks, and pregnancy was followed up till delivery...
2016: International Journal of Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627565/fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-using-maternal-abdominal-surface-electrodes-in-third-trimester-can-we-obtain-additional-information-other-than-ctg-trace
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Tomasz Fuchs, Krzysztof Grobelak, Michał Pomorski, Mariusz Zimmer
BACKGROUND: Cardiotocography (CTG) is the most widely used procedure despite its low specificity for fetal acidosis and poor perinatal outcome. Fetal electrocardiography (fECG) with transabdominal electrodes is a new, non-invasive and promising method with greater potential for detecting impairment of fetal circulation. This study is the first that attempts to assess the usefulness of fECG in comparison to CTG during antepartum period. OBJECTIVES: To determine if a single fECG examination along with CTG tracing and Doppler flow measurement in the fetal vessels has any additional clinical value in normal and intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) fetuses...
March 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609984/the-effect-of-an-immediate-frozen-embryo-transfer-following-a-freeze-all-protocol-a-retrospective-analysis-from-two-centres
#20
Samuel Santos-Ribeiro, Nikolaos P Polyzos, Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan, Johannie Siffain, Shari Mackens, Lisbet Van Landuyt, Herman Tournaye, Christophe Blockeel
STUDY QUESTION: Does the timing of the first frozen embryo transfer (FET) after gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist triggering with the elective cryopreservation of all embryos affect pregnancy outcome? SUMMARY ANSWER: FETs performed immediately after a freeze-all cycle did not vary significantly from delayed FETs in terms of pregnancy rates. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: As interest in, and use of, the freeze-all strategy expands in the field of reproductive medicine, the optimal timing to perform the subsequent FET has become increasingly important...
November 2016: Human Reproduction
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