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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457513/qualifying-the-difficulty-of-embryo-transfer-with-a-visual-analogue-scale-and-assessing-its-impact-on-ivf-outcomes
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Edward Coats, Hannah Carden, Lyndsey Zujovic, Walid Maalouf, James Hopkisson, Nicholas Raine-Fenning
The aim of this study was to determine whether a continuous visual analogue scale (VAS) is a reliable tool to grade embryo transfer (ET) difficulty when assessing IVF outcomes. No standardized grading system exists for reporting ET 'difficulty' which is typically recorded in descriptive terms. Clinicians performing 188 fresh single ETs between November 2014 and May 2016 also recorded a VAS score (0-100). Embryo transfers were stratified into three levels of ET 'difficulty': (A) 'easy' - no resistance; (B) 'medium' - resistance overcome by advancing the catheter's outer sheath; and (C) 'difficult' - a malleable stylet was required to overcome resistance; and these compared to the VAS scores...
February 19, 2018: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457367/sperm-morphological-normality-under-high-magnification-is-correlated-to-male-infertility-and-predicts-embryo-development
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B F Zanetti, D P A F Braga, R R Provenza, R C S Figueira, A Iaconelli, E Borges
Human sperm morphology has been described as an essential parameter for the diagnosis of male infertility and a prognostic indicator of natural or assisted pregnancies. Nevertheless, standard morphological assessment remains a subjective analysis and its impact on intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is also of limited value. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to investigate whether motile sperm organelle morphology examination (MSOME) can improve semen analysis by better defining male infertility and providing a better prognosis for ICSI up to a year later...
February 18, 2018: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456871/gestational-obesity-weight-management-implementation-of-national-guidelines-glowing-a-pilot-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-guideline-implementation-intervention-for-the-management-of-maternal-obesity-by-midwives
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Nicola Heslehurst, Judith Rankin, Catherine McParlin, Falko F Sniehotta, Denise Howel, Stephen Rice, Elaine McColl
Background: Weight management in pregnancy guidelines exist, although dissemination alone is an ineffective means of implementation. Midwives identify the need for support to overcome complex barriers to practice. An evaluation of an intervention to support midwives' guideline implementation would require a large-scale cluster randomised controlled trial. A pilot study is necessary to explore the feasibility of delivery and evaluation prior to a definitive trial. The GestationaL Obesity Weight management: Implementation of National Guidelines (GLOWING) trial aims to test whether it is feasible and acceptable to deliver a behaviour change intervention to support midwives' implementation of weight management guidelines...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456581/antenatal-diagnosis-of-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-in-functional-single-ventricle-hearts-outcomes-over-13-year-period
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Precylia Fernandes, Lito Mantagou, Ram Ramaraj, Umber Agarwal, Joyce Su Ling Lim
Introduction: A functionally single cardiac ventricle seen on foetal ultrasound scan carries a guarded prognosis. The antenatal diagnosis of anomalous pulmonary venous connection (APVC) remains challenging, if there is no associated structural cardiac abnormality. Antenatally, a combination of complex cardiac anomaly with suspected isomerism should raise the possibility of associated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). There needs to be a high index of suspicion for TAPVC, in functional single ventricle and suspected isomerism, as this carries a very grim outcome postnatally...
February 2018: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456560/the-effect-of-testosterone-gel-on-fertility-outcomes-in-women-with-a-poor-response-in-in-vitro-fertilization-cycles-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nasrin Saharkhiz, Shahrzad Zademodares, Saghar Salehpour, Sedighe Hosseini, Leyla Nazari, Hatav Ghasemi Tehrani
Background: In this study, the effect of testosterone gel administration during ovulation induction on the fertility rate was examined in women with a poor ovarian response in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. Materials and Methods: The current study is a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial. Patients who met inclusion (Bologna) criteria were placed in the antagonist cycle group. The patients were randomly divided into two groups each included 25 participants treated with a placebo (lubricant gel, the controls) and testosterone gel (intervention)...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456374/factors-affecting-primaquine-combination-treatment-in-malaria-patients-in-selangor-malaysia
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Norliza Mat Ariffin, Farida Islahudin, Mohd Makmor-Bakry, Endang Kumolosasi, Mohd Hafizi A Hamid
Introduction: Primaquine is vital for the management of liver-stage Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale malaria. However, primaquine effectiveness is dependent on various factors and differs between populations. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify factors that affect the length of stay and relapse during primaquine combination treatment in malaria-infected patients in the local setting. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study on the use of primaquine combination among P...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456102/the-prognostic-capacity-of-transvaginal-hydrolaparoscopy-to-predict-non-ivf-conception
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Mianne van Kessel, Rachel Tros, Jur Oosterhuis, Walter H Kuchenbecker, Elly M Vernooij, Marlies Y Bongers, Ben Willem J Mol, Carolien A Koks
Transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy (THL) is performed to investigate tubal pathology in subfertile women. This retrospective multicentre cohort study investigated the results of THL and subsequent pregnancy rates. Between 2000 and 2011, 1033 subfertile women participated in the study. The primary outcome measure was intrauterine pregnancy, either after natural conception or after treatment with intrauterine insemination or ovulation induction. Cumulative intrauterine pregnancy rates were calculated using Kaplan-Meier analysis and fecundity rate ratios (FRR) were established...
February 5, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455793/maternal-and-fetal-outcome-in-operated-vs-non-operated-cases-of-congenital-heart-disease-cases-in-pregnancy
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Vikas Yadav, J B Sharma, S Mishra, A Kriplani, Neerja Bhatla, Garima Kachhawa, Rajesh Kumari, Karthik, Isha Kriplani
OBJECTIVES: To study pregnancy outcomes in operated vs non-operated cases of congenital heart disease cases during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 55 patients of congenital heart disease who delivered in the authors unit in last 10 years were taken in this retrospective study. These were divided into two groups Group 1:29 (52.7%) patient who had no cardiac surgery and Group 2: 26(47.2%) who had cardiac surgery to correct their cardiac defect before pregnancy...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455772/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-review-of-current-knowledge
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Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo JĂșnior
This article reviews important features to improve the diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) by applying ultrasound in prenatal cardiac screening. As low and high-risk pregnancies for CHD are subject to routine obstetric ultrasound, the diagnosis of structural heart defects represents a challenge that involves a team of specialists and subspecialists on fetal ultrasonography. In this review, the images highlight normal anatomy of the heart as well as pathologic cases consistent with cardiac malposition and isomerism, septal defects, pulmonary stenosis/atresia, aortic malformations, hypoplastic left ventricle, conotruncal anomalies, tricuspid dysplasia, and Ebstein's anomaly, and univentricular heart, among other congenital cardiovascular defects...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455706/review-the-potential-of-seminal-fluid-mediated-paternal-maternal-communication-to-optimise-pregnancy-success
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J J Bromfield
Artificial insemination has been a landmark procedure in improving animal agriculture over the past 150 years. The utility of artificial insemination has facilitated a rapid improvement in animal genetics across agricultural species, leading to improvements of growth, health and productivity in poultry, swine, equine and cattle species. The utility of artificial insemination, as with all assisted reproductive technologies side-steps thousands of years of evolution that has led to the development of physiological systems to ensure the transmission of genetics from generation to generation...
February 19, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455618/maternal-protein-s-activity-is-associated-with-massive-hemorrhage-during-caesarean-section-retrospective-case-control-study
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Kenji Imai, Tomomi Kotani, Tomoko Nakano, Takafumi Ushida, Akihiro Hirakawa, Fumitaka Kikkawa
OBJECTIVE: To identify any correlation between the maternal protein S (PS) activity, which decreases spontaneously during normal pregnancy, and the pregnancy outcome, especially the amount of bleeding during caesarean section (CS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 129 pregnant women who received elective CS at our hospital which is a tertiary perinatal center. The relationship between the amount of intraoperative hemorrhage and PS activity was estimated by simple linear regression...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455616/is-the-fetal-cerebroplacental-ratio-better-that-the-estimated-fetal-weight-in-predicting-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-a-low-risk-cohort
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Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: In high-risk pregnancies combining the cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) with the estimated fetal weight (EFW) improves the identification of vulnerable fetuses. The purpose of this study was to assess the CPR and EFW's ability to predict adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes in a low-risk pregnancy, when measured late in gestation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of women who birthed at Mater Mothers Hospitals, Brisbane, Australia between 2010 and 2015...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455578/evaluating-the-effects-of-copper-supplement-during-pregnancy-on-premature-rupture-of-membranes-and-pregnancy-outcome-some-statistical-issues
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Ahmed M Abbas
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February 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455380/clinical-features-and-peripartum-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-with-cardiac-disease-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-in-japan
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Toshiaki Isogai, Hiroki Matsui, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Akira Kohyama, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
Although the number of pregnancies in women with cardiac disease is increasing worldwide, there are few data concerning their clinical characteristics and peripartum outcomes. Using the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database between 2008 and 2014 in Japan, we retrospectively identified pregnant women who underwent high-risk delivery due to obstetric or non-obstetric comorbidities. We classified eligible women into those with pre-existing cardiac disease (cardiac disease group) and those with non-cardiac comorbidities (non-cardiac disease group) and compared their characteristics and peripartum outcomes...
February 17, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455212/fetal-risks-and-maternal-renal-complications-in-pregnancy-with-preexisting-chronic-glomerulonephritis
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Yuehong Li, Wei Wang, Yujuan Wang, Qi Chen
BACKGROUND Analysis the maternal and fetal risk predictors in pregnancy in conjunction with chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN) patients are helpful to understand the influence of kidney diseases on pregnancy and the effects of pregnancy on kidney diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the predictors of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes in CGN patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Maternal and fetal outcomes in 64 pregnancies of CGN patients were retrospectively analyzed. We randomly selected 100 low-risk-pregnancy women without chronic kidney disease (CKD) at the same time as the control group...
February 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455210/what-we-do-and-do-not-know-about-women-and-kidney-diseases-questions-unanswered-and-answers-unquestioned-reflection-on-world-kidney-day-and-international-women-s-day
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Giorgina B Piccoli, Mona Alrukhaimi, Zhi-Hong Liu, Elena Zakharova, Adeera Levin
Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 10% of the world's adult population: it is within the top 20 causes of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. World Kidney Day and International Women's Day in 2018 coincide, thus offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of women's health and specifically their kidney health, on the community and the next generations, as well as to strive to be more curious about the unique aspects of kidney disease in women so that we may apply those learnings more broadly...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455170/comparison-and-validation-of-screening-tools-for-substance-use-in-pregnancy-a-cross-sectional-study-conducted-in-maryland-prenatal-clinics
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Victoria H Coleman-Cowger, Emmanuel A Oga, Erica N Peters, Kathleen Trocin, Bartosz Koszowski, Katrina Mark
INTRODUCTION: Prescription-drug use in the USA has increased by more than 60% in the last three decades. Prevalence of prescription-drug use among pregnant women is currently estimated around 50%. Prevalence of illicit drug use in the USA is 14.6% among pregnant adolescents, 8.6% among pregnant young adults and 3.2% among pregnant adults. The first step in identifying problematic drug use during pregnancy is screening; however, no specific substance-use screener has been universally recommended for use with pregnant women to identify illicit or prescription-drug use...
February 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454871/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-after-bariatric-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-do-the-benefits-outweigh-the-risks
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REVIEW
Wilson Kwong, George Tomlinson, Denice S Feig
OBJECTIVE: Obesity during pregnancy is associated with a number of adverse obstetrical outcomes, including gestational diabetes, macrosomia and preeclampsia. There is increasing evidence that bariatric surgery may decrease the risk of these outcomes. Our aim was to evaluate the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in obese women on obstetrical outcomes. DATA SOURCES: A systematic literature search using MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, Web of Science and PubMed from inception up to December 12, 2016...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454869/the-intrapartum-and-perinatal-risks-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nicole T Brown, Jessica M Turner, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing is an increasingly common condition in non-obstetric populations and is associated with significant morbidity. The incidence of sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy is unknown and it is likely that many cases go undiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to determine if pregnant women diagnosed with sleep-disordered breathing are more likely to have adverse intrapartum and perinatal outcomes compared to controls...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453927/effect-of-prenatal-recommendations-of-traditional-persian-medicine-on-obstetric-outcomes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mansoor Keshavarz, Maryam Kashanian, Soodabeh Bioos, Yasaman Vazani
wufjhjdkf Background Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) is an ancient medical system that provides suggestions to improve the health of mothers and children during pregnancy and labor. Persian physicians believed that these instructions made labor easier, safer, and less painful. Methods The present randomized clinical trial was conducted among women at 33-38 weeks of pregnancy in Tehran, Iran. TPM instructions consisted of diet, bathing, and application of oil from the 38th week of pregnancy to the onset of labor...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
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