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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676461/antiphospholipid-syndrome-characteristics-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-after-20-weeks-of-pregnancy
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Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Hadas Zafrir-Danieli, Dorit Blickstein, Anat Shmueli, Lina Salman, Eran Hadar
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes after 20 weeks of pregnancy according to autoantibody profile and clinical presentation of maternal antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS: The present retrospective cohort analysis included women diagnosed with APS at a tertiary medical center in Israel between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016. Anticardiolipin antibodies, anti-β2-glycoprotein antibodies, and lupus anticoagulant were assessed. Participants were stratified by type of APS (obstetric vs thrombotic), antibody profile, and antibody titer (low vs high)...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674196/clinical-and-imaging-profile-of-patients-with-new-onset-seizures-a-presumptive-diagnosis-of-eclampsia-a-prospective-observational-study
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Vandana Bojja, Anish Keepanasseril, Pradeep P Nair, V C Sunitha
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical and imaging profile of patients with new-onset seizures with a presumptive diagnosis of eclampsia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted in a tertiary teaching hospital, on pregnant women presenting with new onset seizures with presumptive diagnosis of eclampsia excluding those with pre-existing neurological conditions. Demographic details, medical and obstetric examination findings were noted. All women underwent neuroimaging within 5 days of onset seizures...
February 25, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669341/management-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-pregnancies-with-fetal-neonatal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study
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Stefania Ronzoni, Johannes Keunen, Prakeshkumar S Shah, Edmond N Kelly, Rory Windrim, P Gareth Seaward, Greg Ryan
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus regarding the optimal antenatal treatment of fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (F/NAIT). We aimed to review the fetal blood sampling (FBS)-related risk, fetal response to maternal intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), and cesarean section (CS) rate in pregnancies with a history of F/NAIT. METHODS: Maternal demographics, alloantibodies, pregnancy management, fetal and neonatal outcomes, and index case characteristics were collected...
April 18, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666681/implications-of-early-pregnancy-obesity-on-maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-health-retrospective-cohort-study-from-oman
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Anita Zutshi, Jayasree Santhosh, Julie Sheikh, Fareeha Naeem, Ahmed Al-Hamedi, Shahla Khan, Eishthiag Al-Said
Objectives: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of early pregnancy obesity among Omani women and to review maternal antenatal complications, intrapartum and postpartum events and neonatal complications among such women in comparison to women of normal weight. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included 2,652 pregnant Omani women who delivered at the Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman, between November 2011 and April 2012. The patients' electronic medical records were reviewed for antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum data...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666679/intrauterine-fetal-blood-transfusion-descriptive-study-of-the-first-four-years-experience-in-oman
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Arwa Z Al-Riyami, Mouza Al-Salmani, Sabria N Al-Hashami, Sabah Al-Mahrooqi, Ali Al-Marhoobi, Sumaiya Al-Hinai, Saif Al-Hosni, Sathiya M Panchatcharam, Zainab A Al-Arimi
Objectives: Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) causes hydrops fetalis . The successful treatment of HDFN has been reported with intrauterine blood transfusion (IUT). This study aimed to describe the initial experience with IUT procedures in Oman. Methods: This retrospective observational study took place at the Royal Hospital and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Blood Bank, Muscat, Oman, and included all women who underwent IUT procedures in Oman between March 2012 and March 2016...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664053/labor-onset-oxytocin-use-and-epidural-anesthesia-for-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-section-and-associated-effects-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china-a-retrospective-study
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Shao-Wen Wu, He Dian, Wei-Yuan Zhang
Background: In the mainland of China, the trial of labor after cesarean section is still a relatively new technique. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of labor onset, oxytocin use, and epidural anesthesia on maternal and neonatal outcomes for vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) in a tertiary hospital in China. Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out on 212 VBAC cases between January 2015 and June 2017 in Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663461/the-legal-frameworks-that-govern-fetal-surgery-in-the-united-kingdom-european-union-and-the-united-states
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Kevin X Cao, Alice Booth, Sebastien Ourselin, Anna L David, Richard Ashcroft
The specialty of fetal surgery or fetal intervention is one of the most exciting emerging fields of modern medicine. It is made possible by decades of major developments in antenatal imaging, obstetric anaesthesia, fetal medicine, paediatric surgery and of course by the bold and novel practitioners willing to take new steps to advance the field. Beginning in the 1970s it has now reached a stage of maturity where there are several established in-utero procedures and countless clinical trials and studies to develop more...
April 16, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661198/adverse-effects-of-maternal-enterovirus-infection-on-the-pregnancy-outcome-a-prospective-and-retrospective-pilot-study
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Z Khediri, C Vauloup-Fellous, A Benachi, J M Ayoubi, L Mandelbrot, O Picone
BACKGROUND: Enteroviruses account for about one billion infections worldwide each year, the majority remain asymptomatic. Data on enterovirus infections during pregnancy appear to be very rare. Several cases have been reported in the literature of fetal and neonatal complications attributed to these viruses, but prospective data on these infections during pregnancy are not available. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of enterovirus infections in febrile syndromes in pregnant women, and in case of in utero fetal death (IUFD)...
April 16, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660172/predictive-accuracy-of-the-southwest-thames-obstetric-research-collaborative-stork-chorionicity-specific-twin-growth-charts-for-stillbirth-a-validation-study
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Erkan Kalafat, Mercedes Sebghati, Basky Thilaganathan, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVE: Twin pregnancy is associated with 2-3 fold increased risk of stillbirth compared to singletons. Despite the fact that the growth pattern has been shown to differ in twins compared to singletons, it is controversial whether twin-specific growth charts should be routinely used. A major goal of prenatal ultrasound is to identify fetuses suffering from growth restriction at risk of stillbirth. The main aim of this study was to compare the performance of chorionicity-specific twin charts with singleton charts, both customized and non-customized, in the antenatal prediction of small-for-gestational age (SGA) stillborn and liveborn fetuses...
April 16, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658496/-gestastres-cohort-study-protocol-on-the-effects-of-stress-during-pregnancy-by-measuring-the-cortisol-in-women-s-and-newborn-s-hair
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Rafael A Caparros-Gonzalez, Inmaculada García-García, Juan Carlos Mariñas-Lirola, Maria Isabel Peralta-Ramírez
The aim was to present the longitudinal study protocol on the effects of perinatal stress from conception to one year of age. Stress is associated to psychopathological, cardiovascular and inmunological diseases. During pregnancy, the activation of the Hipotalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal results in an increased release of cortisol. Stress during pregnancy is related to maternal, fetal and infant negative outcomes that can last a lifetime. Nevertheless, contradictory findings have been reported. In this longitudinal study maternal stress is assessed from a sample of 807 pregnant women through hair cortisol levels and psychological question- naires during the three trimesters of pregnancy...
April 16, 2018: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657082/horner-s-syndrome-following-obstetric-neuraxial-blockade-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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D J Chambers, K Bhatia
Horner's syndrome is a rarely reported complication of neuraxial blockade. In obstetric practice, the neurological signs of Horner's syndrome may cause anxiety amongst patients and healthcare staff, but more importantly may herald the onset of maternal hypotension. Medline, CINAHL, and EMBASE databases were searched to identify cases of Horner's syndrome following obstetric neuraxial blockade. Anaesthetic technique, clinical features, anaesthetic management of the Horner's syndrome and time to resolution were assessed...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656140/outcomes-after-open-and-laparoscopic-appendectomy-during-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Anastasia Prodromidou, Nikolaos Machairas, Ioannis D Kostakis, Ernesto Molmenti, Eleftherios Spartalis, Athanasios Kakkos, Georgios T Lainas, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
OBJECTIVES: Acute appendicitis is the most prevalent cause of non-obstetrical surgical disease during pregnancy. There is no consensus on the optimal surgical management of acute appendicitis in pregnancy. Our aim is to identify surgical and obstetrical outcomes of laparoscopic (LA) and open approach (OA) in pregnant patients with acute appendicitis. STUDY DESIGN: Medline, Scopus, Google Scholar, Cochrane CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials and Clinicaltrials...
April 9, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655963/abortion-training-in-us-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residency-programs
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Jody E Steinauer, Jema K Turk, Tali Pomerantz, Kristin Simonson, Lee A Learman, Uta Landy
BACKGROUND: Nearly 15 years ago, 51% of US obstetrics and gynecology residency training program directors reported that abortion training was routine, 39% reported training was optional, and 10% did not have training. The status of abortion training now is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the current status of abortion training in obstetrics and gynecology residency programs. STUDY DESIGN: Through surveying program directors of US obstetrics and gynecology residency training programs, we conducted a cross-sectional study on the availability and characteristics of abortion training...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626711/non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-fetal-aneuploidy-using-cell-free-fetal-dna
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REVIEW
Barbara Renga
The discovery of cell free fetal DNA in maternal plasma has stimulated a rapid development of non-invasive prenatal testing. The recent advent of massively parallel sequencing has allowed the analysis of circulating cell-free fetal DNA to be performed with unprecedented sensitivity and precision. It is thus expected that plasma DNA-based non invasive prenatal testing will play an increasingly important role in the future of obstetric care. The present review summarizes recent advances in non invasive prenatal testing using cell free fetal DNA...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625560/resolution-of-maternal-mirror-syndrome-after-succesful-fetal-intrauterine-therapy-a-case-series
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Angel Chimenea, Lutgardo García-Díaz, Ana María Calderón, María Moreno-De Las Heras, Guillermo Antiñolo
BACKGROUND: Mirror syndrome (MS) is a rare obstetric condition usually defined as the development of maternal edema in association with fetal hydrops. The pathogenesis of MS remains unclear and may be misdiagnosed as pre-eclampsia. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case series of MS in which fetal therapy (intrauterine blood transfusion and pleuroamniotic shunt) resulted in fetal as well as maternal favourable course with complete resolution of the condition in both mother and fetus...
April 6, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621911/incidence-and-natural-history-of-preeclampsia-eclampsia-at-the-university-maternity-of-antananarivo-madagascar-high-prevalence-of-the-early-onset-condition
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Andriamanetsiarivo Tanjona Ratsiatosika, Eric Razafimanantsoa, Valéry Bruno Andriantoky, Noël Ravoavison, Rakotovao Andrianampanalinarivo Hery, Malik Boukerrou, Silvia Iacobelli, Pierre-Yves Robillard
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of early - (delivery < 34 weeks) (EOP) versus late-onset (delivery ≥ 34 weeks) (LOP) in Madagascar. STUDY DESIGN: Eight months observational study of all preeclamptic/eclamptic women delivering at the maternity of the University Hospital of Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar. Sociodemographical and obstetrical risk factors are analysed. RESULTS: Over the study period, we found 142 combined preeclampsia/eclampsia among 4316 births (incidence 3...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608700/trophoblast-retrieval-and-isolation-from-the-cervix-origins-of-cervical-trophoblasts-and-their-potential-value-for-risk-assessment-of-ongoing-pregnancies
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Gerit Moser, Sascha Drewlo, Berthold Huppertz, D Randall Armant
BACKGROUND: Early during human development, the trophoblast lineage differentiates to commence placentation. Where the placenta contacts the uterine decidua, extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cells differentiate and invade maternal tissues. EVT cells, identified by expression of HLA-G, invade into uterine blood vessels (endovascular EVT), as well as glands (endoglandular EVT), and open such luminal structures towards the intervillous space of the placenta. Endoglandular invasion diverts the contents of uterine glands to the intervillous space, while glands near the margin of the placenta that also contain endoglandular EVT cells open into the reproductive tract...
March 28, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608321/management-of-pregnancy-sensitized-with-anti-inb-with-monocyte-monolayer-assay-and-maternal-blood-donation
#18
Raj Shree, Kimberly K Ma, Lay S Er, Meghan Delaney
Maternal red blood cell (RBC) alloantibodies can cause hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). Although much is described about common antibodies associated with HDFN, management of a pregnancy complicated by a maternal rare antibody presents several challenges related to assessment of fetal anemia risk, availability of blood for transfusion to the mother and/or the fetus or newborn if needed, and planning for delivery in the case of maternal hemorrhage. Here we report the laboratory medicine workup of a patient who presented for obstetrical care in the United States in the third trimester and had a rare antibody (anti-Inb)...
January 2018: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608210/intrapartum-fetal-death-and-doctors-a-qualitative-exploration
#19
Karen McNamara, Sarah Meaney, Keelin O'Donoghue
INTRODUCTION: The death of an infant during a pregnancy is profoundly traumatic, both for the parents and the involved healthcare professionals. Most research focuses on the impact of antenatal stillbirth with very little research examining the specific impact an intrapartum fetal death has on obstetricians. The aim of this study was to provide an in-depth qualitative exploration of the attitudes and responses that Irish Obstetricians have following direct involvement with an intrapartum fetal death...
April 2, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607328/maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-pregnant-dengue-patients-in-mexico
#20
Carlos Machain-Williams, Eric Raga, Carlos M Baak-Baak, Sungmin Kiem, Bradley J Blitvich, Celso Ramos
To increase our understanding of the consequences of dengue virus infection during pregnancy, a retrospective analysis was performed on the medical records of all completed pregnancies (live births and pregnancy losses) at nine public hospitals in the Gulf of Mexico from January to October 2013. Eighty-two patients developed clinical, laboratory-confirmed dengue virus infections while pregnant. Of these, 54 (65.9%) patients were diagnosed with dengue without warning signs, 15 (18.3%) patients were diagnosed with dengue with warning signs, and 13 (15...
2018: BioMed Research International
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