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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054041/cardiovascular-obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-women-with-previous-fontan-repair
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S J Bonner, O Asghar, A Roberts, S Vause, B Clarke, B Keavney
OBJECTIVES: To determine cardiovascular, obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies in women who have a Fontan circulation. METHODS: A retrospective case note review of all women with a Fontan circulation who attended the joint obstetric cardiac antenatal clinic at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester (UK) between 2004 and 2016 was performed. RESULTS: In total, there were 19 pregnancies in 9 women with a history of Fontan repair. 23 women with univentricular physiology attended in this time period...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049918/dc-sign-expression-in-hofbauer-cells-may-play-an-important-role-in-immune-tolerance-in-fetal-chorionic-villi-during-the-development-of-preeclampsia
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Seung Woo Yang, Eun Hee Cho, So Young Choi, Yun Kyung Lee, Jae Hyun Park, Min Kyung Kim, Jin Yeon Park, Hyeong Jwa Choi, Jeong Ik Lee, Hyun Myung Ko, Seung Hwa Park, Han Sung Hwang, Young Sun Kang
Immune tolerance at feto-maternal interfaces is a complex phenomenon. Although maternal decidual macrophages are well-known immune cells, little is known about fetal-derived macrophages (Hofbauer cells) within chorionic villi. Preeclampsia (PE) is a major cause of maternal mortality in the field of obstetrics, and the innate immunological role of maternal decidual macrophages is well known. In this study, we assessed the differential phenotypes and marker expression in fetal macrophages, known as dendritic cell-specific ICAM-grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN)-positive Hofbauer cells...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048133/vasa-previa-prenatal-diagnosis-and-outcomes-thirty-five-cases-from-a-single-maternal-fetal-medicine-practice
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Ankita Kulkarni, Jennifer Powel, Michael Aziz, Leena Shah, Susan Lashley, Carlos Benito, Yinka Oyelese
OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy and effectiveness of routine screening for vasa previa, to describe our experience, and to assess factors that contribute to missed cases of vasa previa. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of all cases of vasa previa from a single maternal-fetal medicine service between 2009 and 2017 was performed. Ultrasound findings and obstetric and neonatal outcomes were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-five cases of vasa previa were identified...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044348/sonographically-abnormal-placenta-an-association-with-an-increased-risk-poor-pregnancy-outcomes
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W D Wan Masliza, M Y Bajuri, M R Hassan, N M Naim, A Shuhaila, S Das
BACKGROUND: The placenta is a most interesting but unfortunately often ignored and misunderstood organ. Placental abnormalities, therefore, can be an "early warning system" for fetal problems. A complete prenatal sonographic examination of the placenta is an essential component as its abnormalities can have a direct effect on fetal or maternal outcomes, obstetrical management and future fertility. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether any association exists between the finding of an increased thickness of placenta, abnormal placenta shape, placental calcification, placental lake and abnormal cord insertion site at 20-22 and 30-32 weeks gestation with an increased risk of uteroplacental complications or a poor pregnancy outcome...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041923/fetal-heart-rate-abnormalities-during-and-after-external-cephalic-version-which-fetuses-are-at-risk-and-how-are-they-delivered
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Simone M Kuppens, Ida Smailbegovic, Saskia Houterman, Ingrid de Leeuw, Tom H Hasaart
BACKGROUND: Fetal heart rate abnormalities (FHR) during and after external cephalic version (ECV) are relatively frequent. They may raise concern about fetal wellbeing. Only occasionally they may lead to an emergency cesarean section. METHODS: Prospective cohort study in 980 women (> 34 weeks gestation) with a singleton fetus in breech presentation. During and after external cephalic version (ECV) FHR abnormalities were recorded. Obstetric variables and delivery outcome were evaluated...
October 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037549/long-term-outcome-of-pregnancy-complicating-with-severe-aplastic-anemia-under-supportive-care
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Kuan-Ju Chen, Yao-Lung Chang, Horng Chang, Shen-Yuan Su, Hsiu-Huei Peng, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, An-Shine Chao
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancy associated with aplastic anemia (AA) is a rare and heterogeneous disorder. We aimed to identify and evaluate the maternal and pregnant outcomes of pregnancy-associated severe AA treated with supportive care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 25-year retrospective study was conducted at in a single center between 1990 and 2014 with pregnancy associated severe AA. In addition, relevant published cases of antenatally diagnosed pregnancy-associated severe AA after 1990 were identified by PubMed...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033614/fusion-of-lower-limbs-with-severe-urogenital-malformation-in-a-newborn-a-rare-congenital-clinical-syndrome-case-report
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Fatemah Al Hadhoud, Abeer H Kamal, Abdulmohsen Al Anjari, Michael Fe Diejomaoh
BACKGROUND: Fused lower limbs combined with severe urogenital malformation, also known as sirenomelia, is a rare congenital clinical syndrome. The etiology is unknown, and the outcome for the affected fetus is rather uncertain. CASE REPORT: Mrs RB, a Kuwaiti woman primigravida, married to a non-consanguineous husband, had uneventful antenatal care in a private health service, until she was admitted to the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait, at 31 weeks of gestation with a 3-hour history of ruptured membranes...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031540/maternal-uterine-artery-vegf-gene-therapy-for-treatment-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Anna L David
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a serious pregnancy complication affecting approximately 8% of all pregnancies. The aetiology is believed to be insufficient maternal uteroplacental perfusion which prevents adequate nutrient and oxygen availability for the fetus. There is no treatment that can improve uteroplacental perfusion and thereby increase fetal growth in the uterus. Maternal uterine artery gene therapy presents a promising treatment strategy for IUGR, with the use of adenoviral vectors encoding for proteins such as Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) demonstrating improvements in fetal growth and neonatal outcome in preclinical studies...
September 27, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027708/advancing-prenatal-detection-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-screening-protocol-improves-early-diagnosis-of-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Karen M Letourneau, David Horne, Reeni N Soni, Keith R McDonald, Fern C Karlicki, Randy R Fransoo
OBJECTIVES: Prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) during routine obstetric ultrasound (US) examinations improves postnatal outcomes, but sensitivity is low (<40%). Our objective was to improve our prenatal detection of complex CHD with implementation of a specific screening protocol. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013, 506 consecutive confirmed cases of complex CHD in the province of Manitoba, Canada, were analyzed to compare the sensitivity and positive predictive value of prenatal US detection of complex CHD before and after the introduction of a novel prenatal screening protocol...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026765/screening-antenatal-anxiety-predicting-its-effect-on-fetal-growth
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Kaushik Sarkar, Goutam Das, Ranadip Chowdhury, Bhaskar Shahbabu, Ishita Sarkar, Santu Maiti, Aparajita Dasgupta
CONTEXT: Maternal anxiety has an association with low birth weight. However, studies are scarce to determine any association between maternal anxiety and fetal growth. AIMS: This study aims to determine the effect of maternal anxiety on fetal growth, measured by gestational age-dependent increase in fetal abdominal circumference (AC). The secondary objective is to determine the effect of maternal anxiety on other fetal parameters (biparietal diameter [BPD], head circumference [HC], femur length [FL])...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026371/proportion-and-factors-associated-with-low-fifth-minute-apgar-score-among-singleton-newborn-babies-in-gondar-university-referral-hospital-north-west-ethiopia
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Temesgen Worku Gudayu
BACK GROUND: New born babies with low Apgar scores are at an increased risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To assess proportion and factors associated with low 5(th) minute Apgar Apgar score among singleton newborn babies in Gondar University referral hospital; North West Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on singleton 261 live births from March - May, 2013. Data was collected from mother/newborn index using a structured and pre-tested questionnaire...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025835/the-climb-complex-lipids-in-mothers-and-babies-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-three-group-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial-to-investigate-the-effect-of-supplementation-of-complex-lipids-in-pregnancy-on-maternal-ganglioside-status-and-subsequent-cognitive
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Shuai Huang, Ting-Ting Mo, Tom Norris, Si Sun, Ting Zhang, Ting-Li Han, Angela Rowan, Yin-Yin Xia, Hua Zhang, Hong-Bo Qi, Philip N Baker
INTRODUCTION: Complex lipids are important constituents of the central nervous system. Studies have shown that supplementation with complex milk lipids (CML) in pregnancy may increase the level of fetal gangliosides (GA), with the potential to improve cognitive outcomes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We aim to recruit approximately 1500 pregnant women in the first trimester (11-14 weeks) and randomise them into one of the three treatment groups: standard maternal milk formulation, CML-enhanced maternal milk formulation or no maternal milk intervention with standard pregnancy advice (ie, the standard care)...
October 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020789/-the-role-of-maternal-imunity-and-woman%C3%A2-s-microbiome-in-the-pathogenesis-of-preterm-labor
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M Koucký, K Malíčková, J Hrdý, A Černý, H Hrbáčková, P Šimják, A Pařízek
OBJECTIVE: To summarize available data concerning the role of maternal imunity and woman´s microbiome in the pathogenesis of preterm labor and their use in clinical practice. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology od the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, and General Teaching Hospital. DESIGN: Review article. METHODS: Compilation od published data from scientific literature. CONCLUSION: Preterm labor complicates approximately 10% of all pregnancies and represents a serious medical, social and economic problem...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020781/-the-finding-of-isolated-oligohydramnios-after-37th-week-of%C3%A2-gestation-and-its-association-with-perinatal-outcome
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J Hederlingová, M Redecha, J Záhumenský
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determinate the influence of oligohydramnios on perinatal outcome in term pregnancies. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: II. Gynecologic Obstetrics Department, Comenius University, Bratislava. METHODS: Authors analysed a group of 372 single pregnancies after completed 37th week of gestation in years 2011 to 2015 with sonographic diagnosis of isolated oligohydramnios...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019748/doppler-us-in-the-evaluation-of-fetal-growth-and-perinatal-health
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Kristen R Uquillas, Brendan H Grubbs, Ashley E Prosper, Ramen H Chmait, Edward G Grant, Daphne K Walker
Fetal growth restriction is commonly defined as an estimated fetal weight (EFW) that is below the 10th percentile for gestational age. It is associated with an increased risk of intrauterine demise, neonatal morbidity, and neonatal death; therefore, antenatal detection and surveillance with the optimization of delivery timing are necessary to improve pregnancy outcomes. If the estimated due date has been verified and the EFW is below the 10th percentile for gestational age, the underlying cause should be investigated, since the clinical management, outcome, and counseling options are largely dependent on the cause of the growth restriction...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018972/birth-management-and-fetal-outcome-in-multiple-gestation-analysis-of-1-444-births
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S Fill Malfertheiner, M Weigl, A Dudakova, B Seelbach-Göbel
PURPOSE: Since the late 1990s, controversies came up concerning the mode of delivery for multiples births. The twin birth study indicated no difference in maternal and fetal outcome between planned vaginal delivery and planned caesarean section, but did not analyze the influence of maternal and fetal characteristics or the obstetric management in vaginal birth. The purpose of this study is to analyze these parameters regarding fetal outcome. METHODS: A large-scale retrospective analysis of twin births (n = 1...
October 10, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018178/attitudes-of-paediatric-and-obstetric-specialists-towards-prenatal-surgery-for-lethal-and-non-lethal-conditions
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Ryan M Antiel, Farr A Curlin, John D Lantos, Christopher A Collura, Alan W Flake, Mark P Johnson, Natalie E Rintoul, Stephen D Brown, Chris Feudtner
BACKGROUND: While prenatal surgery historically was performed exclusively for lethal conditions, today intrauterine surgery is also performed to decrease postnatal disabilities for non-lethal conditions. We sought to describe physicians' attitudes about prenatal surgery for lethal and non-lethal conditions and to elucidate characteristics associated with these attitudes. METHODS: Survey of 1200 paediatric surgeons, neonatologists and maternal-fetal medicine specialists (MFMs)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016578/profile-of-caesarean-section-at-kathmandu-medical-college
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Apurwa Prasad, Garima Bhandari, Rachana Saha
BACKGROUND: There is a world-wide rise in caesarean section rateduring the last three decades and has been a cause of alarm and needs an in-depth study. The objective of this study was to determine the rate and clinical indications of Caesarean Section. METHODS: A hospital based study was carried out from 15th June 2015 to 15th January 2016 in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal, Nepal. Patients who delivered by caesarean section were included in the study...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016505/implementing-a-systematic-approach-to-reduce-cesarean-birth-rates-in-nulliparous-women
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Amy D Bell, Saju Joy, Susan Gullo, Robert Higgins, Eleanor Stevenson
OBJECTIVE: To implement a systematic approach to safely reduce nulliparous cesarean birth rates. METHODS: This is a quality improvement project at two rural community hospitals and one urban community hospital in North Carolina. These facilities implemented a systematic approach to reduce nulliparous cesarean birth rates, aligning with recommendations developed by the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care: Patient Safety Bundle on the Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016488/pregnancy-outcomes-among-deaf-women-in-washington-state-1987-2012
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Melissa A Schiff, David R Doody, Deborah A Crane, Beth A Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pregnancy and neonatal outcomes among deaf women using population-based vital records data in Washington State from 1987 to 2012. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Washington State birth and fetal death records linked to state hospital discharge records to identify women with diagnosis codes for deafness indicated at their delivery hospitalization and compared them with randomly selected women without these codes...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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