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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323984/trimester-specific-urinary-bisphenol-a-concentrations-and-blood-glucose-levels-among-pregnant-women-from-a-fertility-clinic
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Yu-Han Chiu, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Jennifer B Ford, Myra Keller, Ellen W Seely, Carmen Messerlian, John Petrozza, Paige L Williams, Xiaoyun Ye, Antonia M Calafat, Russ Hauser, Tamarra James-Todd
Context: Women with a history of infertility are at increased risk of impaired glucose tolerance during pregnancy. Studies suggest higher urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations are associated with diabetes in non-pregnant populations, but the association between BPA and glucose levels among pregnant women is unclear. Objective: To assess trimester-specific urinary BPA concentrations in relation to blood glucose levels among subfertile women. Design: Environment and Reproductive Health Study, an ongoing prospective cohort study...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323673/clinical-pearls-of-maternal-critical-care-part-2-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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Vinod Patil, Gamunu Ratnayake, Galina Fastovets
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review outlines the challenges in managing pregnant women with sickle-cell anemia, who are at risk of becoming critically ill during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Sickle obstetric patients pose unique challenges to the anesthetist and intensivist. We discuss the role of prophylactic transfusions for specific indications like acute anemia and twin pregnancies. The management and prevention of vaso-occlusive crises and chest crisis are also outlined...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317207/hidden-high-rate-of-preeclampsia-in-twin-compared-to-singleton-pregnancies
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Carla Francisco, David Wright, Zsófia Benkő, Argyro Syngelaki, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To examine the gestational age at delivery with and without preeclampsia (PE) in dichorionic (DC) and monochorionic (MC) twin pregnancies and determine the relative risk for total and preterm-PE compared to singleton pregnancies. METHODS: This was a screening study for PE in twin pregnancies undergoing first-trimester combined screening for aneuploidy and subsequently delivering two phenotypically normal live or stillborn babies at ≥24 weeks' gestation...
March 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314387/twin-pregnancy-complicated-by-esophageal-atresia-duodenal-atresia-gastric-perforation-and-hypoplastic-left-heart-structures-in-one-twin-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohamad K Abou Chaar, Mariana L Meyers, Bethany D Tucker, Henry L Galan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme, Ahmed I Marwan
BACKGROUND: The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can be suspected on ultrasound by nonspecific findings including a small stomach and polyhydramnios. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging adds significant anatomical detail and can aid in the diagnosis of these complicated cases. Upon an extensive literature review, there are no reports documenting these combined findings in a twin pregnancy...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306541/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-twin-pregnancies-complicated-by-single-intrauterine-death
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Qiong Luo, Xiujun Han
AIM: To investigate the clinical characteristics and outcome of twin pregnancies complicated by single intrauterine death and how to improve the outcomes of surviving twins. Three thousand three hundred and eighty-four women who delivered twin pregnancies at Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine were included. Clinical and demographic data on gestational age, etiology, morbidity and mortality for mothers and fetuses were collected. RESULTS: The median gestational age for detecting a single intrauterine death in twin pregnancy was 29 weeks and the average gestational age of pregnancy termination was 32 weeks...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303982/twin-chorionicity-and-prospective-stillbirth-risk-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Shazia Masheer, Zaheena Islam, Dhanwanti Dileep, Shama Munim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prospective risk of stillbirth, perinatal death and neonatal morbidities in twins. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised cases of twin pregnancies from January 2001 to December 2012. . Cases of both monochorionic diamniotic and dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies were included. SPSS 19 was used for data analysis.. RESULTS: Of the 394 cases, 84(21...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303777/placental-up-regulation-of-leptin-and-arms2-is-associated-with-growth-discordance-in-monochorionic-diamniotic-twin-pregnancies
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Luming Sun, Jia Zhou, Kai Wang, Jian Wang, Ling Shang, Jianguang Zhang, Junqing Wu, David S Cram
Fetal growth discordance is a relatively common complication of monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies and is caused by a combination of maternal and placental factors. The aim of the study was to survey placental gene expression patterns and identify genes associated with growth discordance. Clinical samples comprised eight growth-discordant MCDA twin placentas (31+3-34+4 weeks gestational age) and six growth-concordant twin placentas (31+2-37 weeks gestational age). Gene expression libraries were constructed from placental biopsy samples and analyzed by RNA-sequencing...
April 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298949/first-trimester-diagnosis-of-conjoined-twins-in-a-multifetal-pregnancy-after-assisted-reproduction-technique-using-hdlive-rendering
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Pedro Teixeira Castro, Heron Werner, Edward Araujo Júnior
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March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296753/a-rare-thoracic-intraspinal-schwannoma-in-twin-pregnancy-with-aggravated-clinical-presence-a-case-report-following-care
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Ruiqi Chen, Anqi Xiao, Lu Xing, Chao You, Jiagang Liu
INTRODUCTION: This is the first case report about a thoracic intraspinal schwannoma in twin pregnancy with aggressive clinical presentation. CLINICAL PRESENCE AND DIAGNOSES: A 21-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of back pain and slight lower extremity numbness and weakness, and her symptoms were misdiagnosed as normal reactions to pregnancy until she progressed to complete paralysis and incontinence within 2 weeks. She was then confirmed to have thoracic intraspinal schwannoma through MRI...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296372/-adolescent-pregnancy-its-causes-and-repercussions-in-the-dyad
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Arturo Loredo-Abdalá, Edgar Vargas-Campuzano, Abigail Casas-Muñoz, Jessica González-Corona, César Jesús Gutiérrez-Leyva
Teen pregnancy (TP) is a global public health problem that affects the physical and emotional health, educational and economic status of prospective parents and often also affects the product of gestation. In most cases, the TP is an unplanned event, and often difficult to accept by the couple. But it is more complicated for the future mother who suddenly finds herself without the protection of the couple, her family and her school companions. The risks to which the young mothers are exposed are diverse, but include: submitting to a clandestine abortion, falling into drug addiction, prostitution and crime; Also, it should be noted that with so many adversities, she can develop child maltreatment and frequently, she may be attacked at home, at school or in society giving rise to the twin phenomena of child abuse...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288763/can-the-amount-of-digestible-undegraded-protein-offered-to-ewes-during-late-pregnancy-affect-the-performance-and-immune-response-of-their-offspring-to-gastrointestinal-nematodes
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Rocco S Sebastiano, Torres Sweeney, Barbara Good, James P Hanrahan, Timothy W J Keady
Maternal nutrition during pregnancy is a major environmental influence on foetal development with consequent effects on postnatal performance. We hypothesised that the level of intake of digestible undegraded protein (DUP) by the dam in late pregnancy would impact on the effectiveness of the immune response by offspring to gastrointestinal nematode infection. Eighty-five twin/triplet-bearing ewes, which were indoors from mid-pregnancy, were randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups for the final 6 weeks of pregnancy...
March 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286050/the-role-of-maternal-age-in-twin-pregnancy-outcomes
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Amelia S McLennan, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Zainab Siddiq, Mary E D'Alton, Alexander M Friedman
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on how maternal age is related to twin pregnancy outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between maternal age and risk for preterm birth, fetal death, and neonatal death in the setting of twin pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: This population-based study of US birth, fetal death, and period linked birth-infant death files from 2007-2013 evaluated neonatal outcomes for twin pregnancies. Maternal age was categorized as 15 to 17, 18 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, and ≥40 years of age...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285310/incidence-and-causes-of-intentional-fetal-or-neonatal-demise-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Marjolijn S Spruijt, Ellen Tameeris, De-Peng Zhao, Johanna M Middeldorp, Monique C Haak, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence and causes of intentional fetal and neonatal demise in twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All TTTS pregnancies managed at our centre between 2000 and 2014 were included. We evaluated incidence and causes of intentional fetal/neonatal demise, defined as termination of pregnancy, selective fetal reduction, or withdrawal of neonatal intensive care. RESULTS: Intentional fetal/neonatal demise occurred in 9...
March 11, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283263/impact-of-oocyte-donation-on%C3%A2-perinatal-outcome-in-twin-pregnancies
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Lucie Guilbaud, Pietro Santulli, Eva Studer, Vanessa Gayet, François Goffinet, Camille Le Ray
OBJECTIVE: To compare perinatal outcomes of twin pregnancies after oocyte donation (OD), in vitro fertilization (IVF) with autologous oocyte (AO), and non-IVF conception. DESIGN: Five-year retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary university medical center. PATIENT(S): All patients with twin pregnancies who gave birth after 24 weeks of gestation. The outcomes of 102 OD twin pregnancies were compared with those of 201 AO and 369 non-IVF twin pregnancies...
March 7, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281301/doppler-assessment-of-patients-with-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-and-survival-following-fetoscopic-laser-surgery
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Enrique Gil Guevara, Andrea Pazos, Otilia Gonzalez, Pilar Carretero, Francisca S Molina
OBJECTIVE: To investigate fetal-survival rates following laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and the impact of Doppler analysis. METHODS: The present retrospective single-center study included data from patients with pregnancies exhibiting TTTS treated with fetoscopic laser surgery between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2016. Perinatal outcomes were examined and variables were compared between the donor and recipient fetuses that survived and died, respectively...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278220/placental-hormone-profiles-as-predictors-of-preterm-birth-in-twin-pregnancy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Hui Lim, Sioned Powell, Helen C Mcnamara, A Forbes Howie, Ann Doust, Maria E Bowman, Roger Smith, Jane E Norman, Sarah J Stock
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to analyse placental hormone profiles in twin pregnancies to determine if they could be used to predict preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN: Progesterone, estradiol, estriol and corticotropin-releasing hormone were measured using competitive immunoassay and radioimmunoassay in serum and saliva samples of 98 women with twin pregnancies,at 3 or more gestational timepoints. Hormone profiles throughout gestation were compared between very preterm (<34 weeks; n = 8), preterm (<37 weeks; n = 40) and term (37+ weeks; n = 50) deliveries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277916/effect-of-antenatal-corticosteroids-on-morbidity-and-mortality-of-preterm-singletons-and-twins
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Ana Vaz, Maria Filipa Malheiro, Milton Severo, Teresa Rodrigues, Hercília Guimarães, Nuno Montenegro
PURPOSE: Compare the effect of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) on neonatal outcomes among singleton and twin pregnancies and the impact of completeness and timing of ministration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study involving 951 preterm deliveries (25(+0)-34(+6)weeks), between 2006 and 2015. Neonatal outcomes were evaluated according to completeness of ACS ("Complete" n = 441;"Rescue" n = 38;"Incomplete" n = 175;"No ACS" n = 98) and timing of therapy related to delivery ("Before 7 days" n = 260; "After 7 days" n = 181)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274006/twin-reversed-arterial-perfusion-to-treat-or-not
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Sunita Dubey, Meesha Verma, Poonam Goel, Rps Punia
Acardiac twinning or Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion (TRAP)-sequence is a rare complication of monochorionic twin pregnancy. Whether to start elective or therapeutic treatment in TRAP-sequence is still controversial. In the present case, acardiac twin was not diagnosed till her delivery at 39 weeks. A healthy baby weighing 2.45 kg was delivered along with another amorphous mass (acardiac twin) of about 150 g which was attached to the placenta with a short and separate cord. As outcome of normal twin vary according to the growth of acardiac twin, frequent follow-up of the normal twin is required to look for the features of heart failure...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272225/a-new-method-for-selective-reduction-in-trap-sequence-with-a-contraindication-to-fetoscopic-surgery-a-case-report
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Qi Li, Xin-Hua Wu, Wei-She Zhang
RATIONALE: The preferred method for multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) is a transabdominal intrathoracic or intracranial injection of potassium chloride (KCl). However, in monochorionic multiple pregnancies (MMPs), especially in monoamnionic multifetal pregnancies, selective feticide by this method is often associated with miscarriage of the remaining fetuses. Selective fetal reduction in MMPs by blood flow ablation using radiofrequency ablation or fetoscopic laser surgery may improve survival of the remaining fetus...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262917/bed-rest-with-and-without-hospitalisation-in-multiple-pregnancy-for-improving-perinatal-outcomes
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Katharina da Silva Lopes, Yo Takemoto, Erika Ota, Shinji Tanigaki, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Strict or partial bed rest in hospital or at home is commonly recommended for women with multiple pregnancy to improve pregnancy outcomes. In order to advise women to rest in bed for any length of time, a policy for clinical practice needs to be supported by reliable evidence and weighed against possible adverse effects resulting from prolonged activity restriction. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effectiveness of bed rest in hospital or at home to improve perinatal outcomes in women with a multiple pregnancy...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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