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steroids in twin pregnancy

Muren, Satoshi Kusuda, Osamu Doi, Hitomi Naito, Hisashi Hashikawa
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reproductive status and clarify the reproductive physiology of captive Sichuan golden monkeys. The concentrations of urinary estradiol-3-glucuronide (E2G) and pregnanediol-glucuronide (PdG) or fecal estradiol-17β (E2) and PdG in two females, and fecal testosterone concentrations in a male, were measured continuously using enzyme immunoassays. On the basis of these hormone profiles, the follicular phase, luteal phase, and ovarian cycle were calculated to be 14.7 ± 4...
September 8, 2016: Theriogenology
Ami Nagashima, Shigeru Aoki, Kazuo Seki, Fumiki Hirahara
In patients with bloody amniotic fluid, expectant management for chronic abruption is difficult and should not be applied except after a 48-h waiting period required for administration of steroids.
April 2016: Clinical Case Reports
Esther A M Kuijper, Jos W R Twisk, Ted Korsen, Mirte R Caanen, Mark M Kushnir, Alan L Rockwood, A Wayne Meikle, Peter G Hompes, Jan M Wit, Cornelis B Lambalk
OBJECTIVE: To answer the questions: Are perinatal reproductive hormone profiles different in case of a twin compared with a singleton pregnancy? Are reproductive endocrine profiles of twin girls influenced by their male co-twin and vice versa? DESIGN: Prospective cohort study from January 2004 to October 2009. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 204 mothers of twins and 248 singleton control subjects, aged >18 years, pregnant with a twin or singleton and no endocrine disease or malignancy...
December 2015: Fertility and Sterility
Hiroomi Okuyama, Satoko Ohfuji, Masahiro Hayakawa, Naoto Urushihara, Akiko Yokoi, Hiroshi Take, Jun Shiraishi, Hideshi Fujinaga, Kensuke Ohashi, Kyoko Minagawa, Maiko Misaki, Satoko Nose, Tomoaki Taguchi
BACKGROUND: Very low-birthweight (VLBW) infants (VLBWI) are at increased risk for surgical intestinal disorders including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), focal intestinal perforation (FIP) and meconium-related ileus (MRI). The aim of this study was to identify disease-specific risk factors for surgical intestinal disorders in VLBWI. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter case-control study was conducted at 11 institutes. We reviewed VLBWI who underwent laparotomy for intestinal disorders including perforation and intractable bowel obstruction...
January 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Lefevre Claire, Rachel Vieux
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of multiple pregnancies, maternal obesity, and preeclampsia on the effect of antenatal steroids on neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). STUDY DESIGN: The retrospective cohort study was performed in a level III maternity ward. Population was composed of mother-infant pairs. We included inborn infants < 34 weeks gestation, hospitalized in our neonatal intensive care unit, and mothers delivering before 34 weeks gestation and hospitalized before delivery...
September 2015: American Journal of Perinatology
Maruša Herzog, Lilijana Kornhauser Cerar, Tanja Premru Sršen, Ivan Verdenik, Miha Lučovnik
OBJECTIVE: Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a neonatal brain white matter injury associated with development of cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, and visual disturbances. PVL is more common in premature neonates. Our objective was to examine the impact of several potential risk factors other than prematurity on the incidence of PVL. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study based on the Slovenian National Perinatal Information System data for the period 2002-2011...
April 2015: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Lokiny Gnanendran, Barbara Bajuk, Julee Oei, Kei Lui, Mohamed E Abdel-Latif
OBJECTIVE: To study the neurodevelopmental outcomes of multiple (twins, triplets, quads) compared with singleton extremely preterm infants <29 weeks gestation. DESIGN: Population-based retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A network of 10 neonatal intensive care units in a geographically defined area of New South Wales and the Australian Capital territory. PATIENTS: 1473 infants <29 weeks gestation born between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2004...
March 2015: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Anu Raevuori, Milla S Linna, Anna Keski-Rahkonen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this descriptive review is to summarize the current scientific evidence on various prenatal and perinatal exposures affecting later development of eating disorders among offspring. METHOD: Studies were searched from PubMed database with the following keywords: eating disorders and disordered eating and anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder and prenatal exposure delayed effects and maternal exposure and perinatology...
November 2014: International Journal of Eating Disorders
Giovanni Casella, Vincenzo Villanacci, Elisabetta Antonelli, Camillo Di Bella, Vittorio Baldini, Mohammad Rostami Nejad, Gabrio Bassotti
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) frequently affects young patients of childbearing age. Treatments for inflammatory bowel disease include immunosuppressive, cytotoxic and surgical therapies. Azathioprine is frequently used to treat patients with steroid dependent IBD. We report the case of a patient with ulcerative colitis, treated with azathioprine prior to conception and during the subsequent pregnancy with the subsequent successful delivery of healthy twins. Although some potential risks indeed exist, the use of AZA may not be harmful to the mother or the fetus in many instances...
2011: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
S Klein, C Schmidt, P La Rosée, M Pletz, S Harz, O Dirsch, M Fritzenwanger, A Stallmach
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare and often fatal hyperinflammatory syndrome characterized by fever, cytopenia, dramatically increased ferritin and hepatosplenomegaly. Here, we describe a previously healthy 39 year old pregnant woman in 30th week of her pregnancy with diarrhoea, intermittent gastrointestinal bleeding and fever of unknown focus. After cesarean section of twins in the 31st week she deteriorated with fulminant upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding and disseminated intravascular coagulation...
April 2014: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
P Y Aad, S E Echternkamp, L J Spicer
Abundance of IGF-2 receptor (IGF2R), FSH receptor (FSHR), and LH receptor (LHCGR) mRNA in granulosa cells (GCs) or theca cells (TCs) or both cells as well as estradiol (E2), progesterone (P4), and androstenedione concentrations in follicular fluid were compared in cows genetically selected (Twinner) or not selected (control) for multiple ovulations and twin births. Cows were slaughtered at day 3 to 4 (day 3) and day 5 to 6 (day 5) of an estrous cycle, and ovaries, follicular fluid, GCs, and TCs were collected...
November 2013: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
Katarzyna Kosińska-Kaczyńska, Iwona Szymusik, Bartosz Kaczyński, Dorota Bomba-Opoń, Piotr Wegrzyn, Bohdan Dźwigała, Mirosław Wielgoś
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate data regarding neonatal mortality and short term morbidity among iatrogenic late preterm (ILP) and spontaneous late preterm (SLP) twin births, and to estimate whether medical interventions - induction of labor in this particular context, are associated with better or poorer outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 110 late preterm dichorionic twin pregnancies was performed basing on medical charts data. All twins were delivered in years 2005-2011 at the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical University of Warsaw Late preterm twins, defined as those delivered between 34 + 0-36+ 6 weeks of gestation, were divided into spontaneous and iatrogenic preterm births...
June 2013: Ginekologia Polska
Joseph J Noh, Cheol-Ho Park, Mi-Hyun Jo, Ja-Young Kwon
BACKGROUND: Unscarred uterine rupture in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and long-term steroid treatment is rare. CASE: A 36-year-old primigravid woman conceived a twin gestation after in vitro fertilization therapy. At 23 weeks of gestation, she was found to have a spontaneous rupture of the uterus. Her medical history was significant for SLE for a duration of 19 years, and her condition had been maintained with prednisolone. She had no history of uterine scarring or other known risk factors for uterine rupture...
August 2013: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Caroline A Crowther, Jane E Harding, Philippa F Middleton, Chad C Andersen, Pat Ashwood, Jeffrey S Robinson
BACKGROUND: Both dexamethasone and betamethasone, given to women at risk of preterm birth, substantially improve short-term neonatal health, increase the chance of the baby being discharged home alive, and reduce childhood neurosensory disability, remaining safe into adulthood. However, it is unclear which corticosteroid is of greater benefit to mother and child.This study aims to determine whether giving dexamethasone to women at risk of preterm birth at less than 34 weeks' gestation increases the chance of their children surviving free of neurosensory disability at two years' corrected age, compared with betamethasone...
2013: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Mitsuhiro Kawata
Fetuses positioned next to littermates of the opposite sex may develop different sexually related traits and aggressive behaviour in later life. These effects of intrauterine position are due to hormonal transfer between fetuses. Testosterone from a male fetus that crosses the fetal membrane of an adjacent female fetus can affect molecular events in the female including modification of the steroid hormone receptors in hypothalamic neurons. The intrauterine environment may also account for the variability of laboratory animals and newborn human twins...
April 2013: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Katarzyna Kosińska-Kaczyńska, Iwona Szymusik, Dorota Bomba-Opoń, Robert Brawura-Biskupski-Samaha, Piotr Wegrzyn, Mirosław Wielgoś
A monochorionic monoamniotic (MCMA) twin pregnancy is the rarest form of twin gestation, accounting for around 1:10000 to 1:20000 of all deliveries regardless of the region of the world. All multiple gestations have a higher risk of preterm delivery due to either preterm uterine contractions or asymptomatic cervical shortening (cervical incompetence). A case of a 28-year-old primigravida in MCMA twin pregnancy with cervical incompetence diagnosed at 22 weeks of gestation is presented. After obtaining cervical swabs, negative laboratory infection parameters and confirming concordant gestational age on ultrasound scan with no structural abnormalities of both fetuses, the patient was qualified for an emergency cervical cerclage according to Wurm-Hefner method...
December 2012: Ginekologia Polska
Vincenzo Berghella, Jason K Baxter, Nancy W Hendrix
BACKGROUND: Measurement of cervical length (CL) by transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) is predictive of preterm birth (PTB). It is unclear if this screening test is effective for prevention of PTB. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of antenatal management based on transvaginal ultrasound of cervical length (TVU CL) screening for preventing PTB. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (31 August 2012), reviewed the reference lists of all articles and contacted experts in the field for additional and ongoing trials...
2013: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Piotr Wegrzyn, Dariusz Borowski, Elzbieta Nowacka, Dorota Bomba-Opoń, Katarzyna Kosińska-Kaczyńska, Bozena Kociszewska-Najman, Mirosław Wielgoś
Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) sequence complicates about 1% of all monochorionic twin pregnancies and about 1 to 35000 of all pregnancies. It involves an acardiac twin whose structural defects are incompatible with life, and an otherwise normal "pump" co-twin. As the blood flow in the acardiac twin is reversed, it keeps on growing owing to the oxygenated blood from the co-twin. Here we report a case of monochorionic, diamniotic twin pregnancy after ICS/-ET complicated with TRAP sequence, diagnosed at 11 weeks of pregnancy The unusual finding in this case was the residual heart in the so called acardiac twin...
November 2012: Ginekologia Polska
Tracey Lutz, Adam Buckmaster, Jennifer Bowen, Martin Kluckow, Ian Wright
AIMS: To identify the proportion of preterm infants needing neonatal intensive care (NIC) between 29 and 34 weeks gestation. To identify any associated risk factors. METHODS: This population-based study identified all babies, born without congenital abnormalities, between 29 and 34 weeks gestation inclusive. A 21-month period ending September 2009 was used. The need for NIC was defined using specific cardiorespiratory and nutritional criteria. The use of continuous positive airway pressure alone was not included as a need for NIC...
February 2013: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Mostafa Zakaria, Sherif Azab, Mohamed El baz, Lubna Fawaz, Amro Bahagat
UNLABELLED: Cryptorchidism is one of the most common genital malformations in newborn males, but its etiology remains largely unknown. The observation of geographical variability in the prevalence of cryptorchidism suggests a role for environmental factors. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of this condition among Egyptian neonates. METHODS: The initial study population comprised 1000 neonates recruited from El Galaa maternity teaching hospital...
December 2013: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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