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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450884/is-sonographically-measured-cervical-length-at-37-weeks-gestation-associated-with-intrapartum-cesarean-section-a-prospective-cohort-study
#1
Bradley de Vries, Rajit Narayan, Kevin McGeechan, Stanley Santiagu, Ramesh Vairavan, Minke Burke, Hala Phipps, Jon Hyett
Cesarean section rates continue to increase globally. Prediction of intrapartum cesarean section could lead to preventative measures. Our aim was to assess the association between sonographically measured cervical length at 37 weeks' gestation and cesarean section among women planning a vaginal birth. The population was women with a low risk pregnancy or with gestational diabetes MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary referral hospital in Sydney, Australia. 212 women with a low risk pregnancy or with gestational diabetes were recruited including 158 nulliparous and 54 parous women...
February 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447856/laparoscopic-sacrohysteropexy-in-a-12-weeks-pregnant-woman
#2
Berna Haliloglu Peker, Erdin Ilter, Hakan Peker, Aygen Celik, Ali Gursoy, Onur Gunaldi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy for a case of uterine prolapse in a 12 weeks and 3 days pregnant woman. To our knowledge, this is the first case of laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy performed at 12th weeks of gestation to be reported in literature. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgical procedure (Canadian Task Force classification III) SETTING: Uterine prolapse is very rare condition manifesting in an estimated 10000 to 15000 pregnancies (1)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447720/no-257-ultrasonographic-cervical-length-assessment-in-predicting-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancies
#3
Kenneth Lim, Kimberly Butt, Joan M Crane
OBJECTIVES: To review (1) the use of ultrasonographic-derived cervical length measurement in predicting preterm birth and (2) interventions associated with a short cervical length. OUTCOMES: Reduction in rates of prematurity and/or better identification of those at risk, as well as possible prevention of unnecessary interventions. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed and The Cochrane Library up to December 2009, using appropriate controlled vocabulary and key words (preterm labour, ultrasound, cervix, incompetent cervix, transvaginal, transperineal, cervical length, fibronectin)...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446813/ultrasound-monitoring-of-cervical-length-in-twin-pregnancies
#4
Kaouther Dimassi, Ines Bouriel, Amel Triki, Ali Mrabet, Mohamed Faouzi Gara
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery is the major cause of adverse outcomes in twin pregnancy. A shortened cervix at 20-24 weeks of amenorrhea is a good predictor of preterm birth in asymptomatic patients. However, there are no recommendations for serial cervical length measurements for these high risk pregnancies. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefits from monthly cervical length monitoring in asymptomatic twin pregnancies. METHODS: This was a prospective study...
March 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445926/single-versus-double-balloon-catheters-for-the-induction-of-labor-of-singleton-pregnancies-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-and-quasi-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Héctor Lajusticia, Samuel J Martínez-Domínguez, Gonzalo R Pérez-Roncero, Peter Chedraui, Faustino R Pérez-López
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of single- versus double-balloon catheter (SBC vs. DBC) for cervical ripening and labor induction with an unfavorable cervix. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-RCTs (qRCT) regarding the use of SBC or DBC for labor induction of live singleton cephalic pregnancies (≥ 35 weeks) of any parity with an unripe cervix (Bishop score ≤ 6). Nine research databases were searched for original articles published in all languages up to November 2017 comparing both devices for labor induction...
February 14, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444799/salvage-from-cervical-dystocia-in-third-degree-uterovaginal-prolapse-duhrssen-s-incision
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Manju Lata Verma, Vartika Tripathi, Uma Singh, Zakia Rahman
We present a case of a 28-year-old woman second gravida with a full-term pregnancy who presented to us in active phase of labour with third degree uterovaginal prolapse complicated by entrapment of fetal head by dystocia of cervix and fetal distress. Patient was immediately shifted to the operation theatre and prompt delivery was conducted by giving Duhrssen's incision on the highly vascular, oedematous prolapsed cervix. The outcome was an alive and healthy male baby. Duhrssen's incision was stitched with minimal blood loss...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434064/cervical-length-measurement-in-nulliparous-women-at-term-by-ultrasound-its-relationship-to-spontaneous-onset-of-labour
#7
Joydev Mukherji, Avishek Bhadra, Suhas Kumar Ghosh, Avijit Hazra, Monika Anant, Subir Kumar Bhattacharya, Bibekananda Das, Shabnam Banu
Background & objectives: Data on serial cervical length (CL) measurements in pregnancy at term to predict spontaneous labour onset are scarce and conflicting. This study was conducted to observe CL changes preceding spontaneous onset of labour, by serial transvaginal sonography (TVS) and transabdominal sonography (TAS), in nulliparous Indian women near term. Methods: Only nulliparous women with a singleton foetus in cephalic presentation and who confirmed their gestational age were recruited...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433363/to-douche-or-not-to-douche-hygiene-habits-may-have-detrimental-effects-on-vaginal-microbiota
#8
Erdogan Aslan, Nadia Bechelaghem
The importance of a healthy vaginal micro-flora is indisputable. Therefore, intravaginal practices, such as vaginal douching (VD), may inhibit or lower the colonisation of beneficial Lactobacilli strains. Although the results of disrupted vaginal microbiota have been widely reported in the literature, direct microbicidal effects of products used for VD have been rarely studied. Moreover, there are certain studies advocating the beneficial effects of VD. This in vitro study was designed to provide more evidence to help health care givers in disseminating the knowledge that VD might have detrimental effects on vaginal microbiota...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431861/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-agents-to-induce-regression-and-prevent-the-progression-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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REVIEW
Shannon M Grabosch, Osman M Shariff, C William Helm
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in 2014, Issue 4. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) precedes the development of invasive carcinoma of the cervix. Current treatment of CIN is quite effective, but there is morbidity for the patient related to pain, bleeding, infection, cervical stenosis and premature birth in a subsequent pregnancy. Effective treatment with medications, rather than surgery, would be beneficial. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), including cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, to induce regression and prevent the progression of CIN...
February 12, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426270/evening-primrose-oil-and-labour-is-it-effective-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#10
Mahnaz Kalati, Maryam Kashanian, Fereshteh Jahdi, Mohsen Naseri, Hamid Haghani, Narges Sheikhansari
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of evening primrose oil (EvPO) on the duration of pregnancy and labour. The study was performed as a triple blind placebo controlled randomised clinical trial on nulliparous low-risk women with a certain gestational age of 40 weeks of pregnancy and a Bishop score of less than 4. In the case group (EvPO group), EvPO capsules were administered, 1000 mg, twice daily, for 7 days, and in the control group, placebo was administered similarly. The women of the two groups were followed up to delivery...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425317/human-cervical-mucus-plugs-exhibit-insufficiencies-in-antimicrobial-activity-towards-group-b-streptococcus
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Jay Vornhagen, Phoenicia Quach, Verónica Santana-Ufret, Varchita Alishetti, Alyssa Brokaw, Blair Armistead, Hai Qing Tang, James W MacDonald, Theodor K Bammler, Kristina M Adams Waldorf, Niels Uldbjerg, Lakshmi Rajagopal
Preterm birth is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and lacks an effective therapy. Ascending microbial infections from the lower genital tract lead to infection of the placenta, amniotic fluid and fetus causing preterm birth or stillbirth. Directly in the path of an ascending infection is the cervical mucus plug (CMP), a dense mucoid structure in the cervical canal with potential antimicrobial properties. In this study, we aimed to define the components of CMP responsible for antimicrobial activity against a common lower genital tract organism associated with preterm birth and stillbirths, namely Group B Streptococcus (GBS)...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422016/malignancy-during-pregnancy-in-japan-an-exceptional-opportunity-for-early-diagnosis
#12
Masayuki Sekine, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tabata, Tamotsu Sudo, Ryuichiro Nishimura, Koji Matsuo, Brendan H Grubbs, Takayuki Enomoto, Tomoaki Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Malignancy during pregnancy has become a significant cause of maternal death in developed countries, likely due to both an older pregnant population, and increases of cervical cancer in younger women. Our aim is to investigate the clinical aspects of malignancy during pregnancy in Japan and to use this information to identify opportunities for earlier detection and treatment. METHODS: We provided a questionnaire to 1508 secondary or tertiary care hospitals in Japan...
February 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417013/determinants-of-menstrual-hygiene-among-school-going-adolescent-girls-in-a-rural-area-of-west-bengal
#13
Ishita Sarkar, Madhumita Dobe, Aparajita Dasgupta, Rivu Basu, Bhaskar Shahbabu
Background: Menstrual hygiene is a neglected issue in rural India. Lack of menstrual hygiene in adolescent girls can make them susceptible to various morbidities, for example, reproductive tract infection and urinary tract infection and their long-term consequences, for example, cervical cancer, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. This study aims to find out the determinants of menstrual hygiene among the school going adolescent girls in a rural area of West Bengal. Objectives: To elicit the menstrual hygiene practices among the study population and to find out the association of poor menstrual hygiene practices with sociodemographic factors, such as age, occupation and education of the parents, housing, and presence of sanitary toilet...
July 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412692/the-peptide-hormone-relaxin-from-bench-to-bedside
#14
Maria Jelinic, Sarah A Marshall, Dennis Stewart, Elaine Unemori, Laura J Parry, Chen Huei Leo
The peptide hormone relaxin has numerous roles both within and independent of pregnancy and is often thought of as a 'pleiotropic hormone'. Relaxin targets several tissues throughout the body, and has many functions associated with extracellular matrix remodeling and the vasculature. This review considers the potential therapeutic applications of relaxin in cervical ripening, in vitro fertilization, preeclampsia, acute heart failure, ischemia-reperfusion and cirrhosis. We first outline the animal models used in preclinical studies to progress relaxin into clinical trials and then discuss the findings from these studies...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410109/in-vivo-raman-spectroscopy-for-biochemical-monitoring-of-the-cervix-throughout-pregnancy
#15
Christine M O'Brien, Elizabeth Vargis, Amy Rudin, James C Slaughter, Giju Thomas, J Michael Newton, Jeff Reese, Kelly A Bennett, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen
BACKGROUND: The cervix must undergo significant biochemical remodeling to allow for successful parturition. This process is not fully understood, especially in instances of spontaneous preterm birth. In vivo Raman spectroscopy is an optical technique that can be used to investigate the biochemical composition of tissue longitudinally and non-invasively in humans, and has been utilized to measure physiology and disease states in a variety of medical applications. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to measure in vivo Raman spectra of the cervix throughout pregnancy in women, and to identify biochemical markers that change with the preparation for delivery and post-partum repair...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408754/elective-abortion-clinical-practice-guidelines-from-the-french-college-of-gynecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
#16
REVIEW
Christophe Vayssière, Adrien Gaudineau, Luisa Attali, Karima Bettahar, Sophie Eyraud, Philippe Faucher, Patrick Fournet, Danielle Hassoun, Marie Hatchuel, Christian Jamin, Brigitte Letombe, Teddy Linet, Marie Msika Razon, Alexandra Ohanessian, Hélène Segain, Solène Vigoureux, Norbert Winer, Sophie Wylomanski, Aubert Agostini
The number of elective abortions has been stable for several decades. Many factors explain women's choice of abortion in cases of unplanned pregnancies. Early initiation of contraceptive use and a choice of contraceptive choices appropriate to the woman's life are associated with lower rates of unplanned pregnancies. Reversible long-acting contraceptives should be favored as first-line methods for adolescents because of their effectiveness (grade C). Ultrasound scan before an elective abortion must be encouraged but should not be obligatory (professional consensus)...
January 26, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408744/the-use-of-antenatal-fetal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-patients-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth
#17
REVIEW
L Story, J Hutter, T Zhang, A H Shennan, M Rutherford
Preterm birth, defined as birth occurring prior to 37 weeks gestation is a common obstetric complication affecting 8% of pregnancies and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Infection/inflammation has been implicated in both the aetiology of preterm birth itself and associated neonatal pulmonary and neurological morbidity. Treatment options are currently limited to prolongation of the pregnancy using cervical cerclage, pessaries or progesterone or administration of drugs including steroids to promote lung maturity and neuroprotective agents such as magnesium sulphate, the timing of which are highly critical...
March 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405479/persistent-extreme-hyperextension-of-the-fetal-neck-clinical-and-neuroimaging-findings
#18
Shai Shrot, Clark T Johnson, W Christopher Golden, Ahmet A Baschat, Janine E Bullard, Aylin Tekes, Andrea Poretti, Emily Dunn, Thierry A G M Huisman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Persistent hyperextension of the fetal craniocervical junction or neck is one of several fetal positions commonly observed on prenatal imaging. Underlying fetal structural etiologies such as fetal neck masses and iniencephaly can be detected as causes of hyperextension. Caesarean delivery is considered in cases of vaginal delivery or obstructed labor for fear of cervical spinal cord injury. In this case series, we describe the prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and their potential role in obstetric management and discuss postnatal outcomes in fetuses demonstrating prenatal imaging findings of persistent extreme hyperextension of the neck...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404740/early-and-late-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-treated-with-cold-coagulation-versus-lletz-cervical-treatment-for-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Dimitrios Papoutsis, Martyn Underwood, William Parry-Smith, Jane Panikkar
PURPOSE: To compare the pregnancy outcomes between women who were treated with cold-coagulation versus large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of women who had a single cervical treatment between 2010 and 2011. We identified those women who had a singleton pregnancy subsequent to their cervical treatment until September 2017. Women with previous cervical treatment, previous miscarriage or preterm delivery were excluded...
February 5, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404535/cervical-gland-area-as-an-ultrasound-marker-for-prediction-of-preterm-delivery-a-cohort-study
#20
Vajiheh Marsoosi, Reihaneh Pirjani, Mohamad Asghari Jafarabadi, Mina Mashhadian, Saeedeh Ziaee, Ashraf Moini
Background: Preterm labor is a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality and it might be predicted by assessing the cervical change. Objective: To assess the association between absence of cervical gland area (CGA) and spontaneous preterm labor (SPTL). Materials and Methods: This prospective cohort study was performed on 200 singleton pregnant women with a history of SPTL, second-trimester abortion in the previous pregnancy or lower abdominal pain in current pregnancy...
November 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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