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Ali Khatibi, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Mika Gissler, Nils-Halvdan Morken, Bo Jacobsson
OBJECTIVES: Childbearing at extremely advanced maternal age is a globally increasing trend, but only a few studies have described the outcomes of these pregnancies. The aim of this study was to describe the occurrence of childbearing at age 50 and up in the Nordic countries, as well as to examine the frequency of adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive population-based study was designed. Data from 1991 to 2013 were collected from the Medical Birth Registries in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden...
March 3, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Nesrin Ghanem-Zoubi, Silvia Pessah Eljay, Emilia Anis, Mical Paul
To investigate the association between the incidence of human brucellosis (HB) and adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), a population-based, cross-sectional aggregate data study was conducted in Israel between 2010 and 2014. HB-endemic localities were matched by ethnicity, population size and socioeconomic status to localities with a low incidence of HB. We compared APO rates in high-incidence vs low-incidence localities. The primary outcome was intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD). Secondary outcomes were premature birth (less than 37 weeks), early or threatened labour and poor fetal growth...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
S Wang, H X Yang
Objective: To study the cause of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) in 17 years. Methods: From June 1(st), 2000 to May 31(st), 2017, 65 621 women delivered in Peking University First Hospital. Clinical data of 105 cases of IUFD (including 82 singleton pregnancies and 23 twin pregnancies) during the 17 years were analyzed retrospectively. Results: (1) In singleton pregnancies, the leading cause of IUFD was maternal complications, including severe pre-eclampsia (36/82, 43.9%) and diabetes mellitus (6/82, 7.3%). The second reason was umbilical cord factors (13/82, 15...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Mai Shimura, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Hiromi Nagase, Akihiko Mochizuki, Futoshi Sekiguchi, Naho Koshimizu, Toshiyuki Itai, Mizuha Odagami
We investigated whether it was possible to predict the prognosis of fetuses with cystic hygroma (CH) in early pregnancy based on the degree of neck thickening. We retrospectively analyzed 57 singleton pregnancies with fetuses with CH who were examined before the 22nd week of pregnancy. The fetuses were categorized according to the outcome, structural abnormalities at birth, and chromosomal abnormalities. Here, we proposed a new sonographic predictor with which we assessed neck thickening by dividing the width of the neck thickening by the biparietal diameter (BPD), which is expressed as the CH/BPD ratio (CBR)...
January 11, 2018: Congenital Anomalies
Mira Abdel-Sattar, Andrew H Chon, Arlyn Llanes, Lisa M Korst, Joseph G Ouzounian, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between 2 umbilical cord occlusion (UCO) methods: radiofrequency ablation (RFA) versus fetoscopic-guided laser photocoagulation. METHODS: Retrospective study of all monochorionic diamniotic multiple gestations that underwent UCO with RFA (preferred after 2014) or laser (preferred before 2014). In bivariate analysis, patients treated with RFA were compared with laser. Risk factors for intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) and 30-day survival of the co-twin were identified, and multiple logistic models were fitted to examine whether the UCO method was associated with these outcomes...
December 14, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
Nalini Sharma, Rituparna Das, Sushila Salam, Roma Jethani, Ahanthem Santa Singh
Background: Various placental and cord abnormalities have been known to adversely affect the obstetric outcome. Circumvallate placenta and Battledore insertion of the umbilical cord are both rare and known to be associated with poor obstetric outcome individually. Case Presentation: In this case report, the woman presented at 8 months of gestation with preeclampsia with IUFD to North Easter Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science Shillong on 22/7/16 and delivered a macerated fetus vaginally...
October 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
Victoria K Berger, Teresa N Sparks, Angie C Jelin, Chris Derderian, Cerine Jeanty, Kristen Gosnell, Tippi Mackenzie, Juan M Gonzalez
OBJECTIVES: Polyhydramnios and placentomegaly are commonly observed in nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF); however, whether their ultrasonographic identification is relevant for prognosis is controversial. We evaluated outcomes of fetal or neonatal death and preterm birth (PTB) in cases of NIHF alone and in those with polyhydramnios and/or placentomegaly (P/PM). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort of singletons with NIHF evaluated between 1994 and 2013. Nonimmune hydrops fetalis was defined as 2 or more abnormal fluid collections, including ascites, pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, and skin edema...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Muhammad Ilham Aldika Akbar, Indah Mayang Sari, Aditiawarman, Erry Gumilar Dachlan, Gustaaf Dekker
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare, often autosomal recessive disorder with a major risk for maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. In order to achieve a more favorable outcome, awareness of its clinical signs and symptoms and early recognition are of pivotal importance. Over a 5-year period 18 patients were diagnosed with AFLP (one twin, 19 babies). The most common sign and symptoms were jaundice, hypoglycemia, nausea and vomiting, encephalopathy, and hypertension. Abnormal laboratory test results included: elevated total/ conjugated (direct) bilirubin, AST, ALT, PT, APTT, creatinine, leukocyte count, and hypoalbuminemia...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Mohamed Rezk, Zein Omar
OBJECTIVE: To assess prospectively the maternal and fetal outcome among pregnant women with chronic Hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection compared to normal control group. METHODS: A prospective observational study conducted on 342 pregnant women with HCV who were divided into two groups according to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result, group 1 (n = 184, HCV-PCR negative) and group 2 (n = 154, HCV-PCR positive) with a third group of normal pregnant women (n = 170)...
December 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
John C Weinlein, Rakesh P Mashru, Edward A Perez, Sara E Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To determine if certain patterns of pelvic ring injury are associated with more frequent intra-uterine fetal demise (IUFD). DESIGN: Retrospective review SETTING:: Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Of 44 pregnant patients with pelvic and/or acetabular fractures, 40 had complete records that allowed determination of fetal viability. Chi-square tests were used for categorical variables (Fisher's exact tests when expected cell counts were fewer than five) and t-tests were used for continuous variables...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
E di Pasquo, M Kuleva, N O'Gorman, Y Ville, L J Salomon
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the outcome of fetuses with intra-abdominal umbilical vein varix (FIUVV) METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of cases of FIUVV was carried out. Information retrieved included gestational age and diameter of the umbilical varix at diagnosis, increasing in varix diameter, associated ultrasound and chromosomal anomalies and pregnancy outcome. A systematic review and a meta-analysis of the existing literature were performed to assess the incidence of chromosomal anomalies, Small for Gestational Age (SGA) infants and Intra-Uterine Fetal Demise (IUFD) and to pool relative risk (OR) estimates on the relationship between the presence of associated additional ultrasound anomalies and the occurrence of these outcomes...
September 6, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Omar Shehab, David J Tester, Nicholas C Ackerman, F Susan Cowchock, Michael J Ackerman
OBJECTIVE: To identify the underlying genetic cause for recurrent intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) of males. METHODS: Whole genome sequencing was performed on DNA from five healthy obligatory carrier females and an unaffected male offspring of a multigenerational pedigree with recurrent second-trimester IUFD of males (n = 19). When documented, all deaths occurred at ≤20 weeks of gestation. Hydrops fetalis was diagnosed at death in the most recent case. RESULTS: Following variant filtering based on a recessive X-linked inheritance pattern, a rare FOXP3 frameshift mutation (p...
October 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
Nicolas Belhomme, Marine Le Noir De Carlan, Alain Lescoat, Thomas Le Gallou, Florence Rouget, Philippe Loget, Patrick Jego
AIM: The objectives were to determine the frequency of in utero fetal death (IUFD) related to placental disorders and to assess the frequency of antiphospholipid antibodies syndrome (APS) among women referred to the internal medicine department. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective clinical study conducted in Rennes University Hospital, France. From January 2007 to December 2014, 53 women who presented an IUFD at 14 weeks or more of gestational age were included. The main cause for each IUFD was determined by expert agreement...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
A Joshi, O B Panta, B Sharma
BACKGROUND: Accurate estimation of fetal weight is of paramount importance in the management of labour and delivery. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study conducted over a period of 6 months in a tertiary care teaching hospital. All singleton term mothers with cephalic presentation and intact membranes with ultrasound examination done within a week were included in the study. IUFD, multiple gestation, malpresentation, diagnosed oligohydramnios or polyhydramnios, pelvic and or abdominal masses, and current weight more than 80 Kgs were excluded from the study...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
Vincent Adjetey, Derek A Tuoyire, Adjoa B Bonsu
AIM: To estimate the rate of IUFD/Stillbirths (SB). STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of delivery suite records from Jan 1 2013 to Dec 31 2014. METHODS: Study was undertaken at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) in the Central region of Ghana. All pregnant women who had their babies at the delivery suite of CCTH have their records hand written in Ghana health service approved and distributed delivery records book. We identified all patients with IUFD/SB from this delivery suite record book which is kept on the delivery suite...
December 2016: Ghana Medical Journal
Krzysztof Drews, Agata Różycka, Magdalena Barlik, Andrzej Klejewski, Grażyna Kurzawińska, Hubert Wolski, Marian Majchrzycki, Agnieszka Gryszczyńska, Adam Kamiński, Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz
OBJECTIVES: Choline and folate metabolism disturbances may be involved in the occurrence of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD). The proper activity of this metabolism could be determined by genetic variants involved in choline pathway e.g. CHKA (gene encoding choline kinase α), PCYT1A (gene encoding CCTα) and CHDH (gene encoding choline dehydrogenase). Our study aimed at determining the genotype and allele frequencies of CHKA rs7928739, PCYT1A rs712012, PCYT1A rs7639752, CHDH rs893363 and CHDH rs2289205 polymorphisms in mothers with IUFD occurrence...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
Mushi J Matjila, Anne Hoffman, Zephne M van der Spuy
BACKGROUND: In contrast to sporadic miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage (RM) is a rare entity which affects 1% of couples attempting conception. It is distressing for couples and healthcare professionals as the aetiology is unclear with limited treatment options. Apart from anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS), the strength of associations between RM and commonly investigated endocrine, autoimmune, thrombophilic and uterine structural abnormalities remains uncertain and variable. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of commonly investigated medical conditions associated with RM...
July 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Rushabh Kothari, Amruta Digole, Sandip Kamat, Y S Nandanwar, Yojana Gokhale
AIM: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease which affects the reproductive health of women pertaining to disease or its treatment. However, Indian data is limited. Objective is to study menstrual disturbances and maternal and fetal outcome during pregnancy in SLE patients. METHODS: This retrospective and prospective observational study was conducted for a period of 18 months from March 2012 to September 2013 in a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. The study included serial recruitment of SLE patients fulfilling inclusion criteria...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Hiroko Takita, Junichi Hasegawa, Masamitsu Nakamura, Tatsuya Arakaki, Tomohiro Oba, Ryu Matsuoka, Akihiko Sekizawa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate, how causes of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) have changed in recent years with the advancement of prenatal diagnosis at a single perinatal center in Japan. METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for all cases of IUFDs that occurred between 2001 and 2014. The most commonly associated causes of fetal deaths were compared between 2001-2007 and 2008-2014. RESULTS: The number of IUFD after 20 weeks' gestation/all deliveries in our center was 38/6878 cases (0...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Hodan Mohamoud Osman, Jama Ali Egal, Jonah Kiruja, Fatumo Osman, Ulrika Byrskog, Kerstin Erlandsson
BACKGROUND: Low- and middle-income countries in Africa have the highest rates of stillbirths in the world today: as such, the stories of the grief of these women who have had a stillbirth in these settings need to be told and the silence on stillbirth needs to be broken. In an attempt to fill this gap, the aim of this study was to describe the experiences of Muslim Somali mothers who have lost their babies at birth. METHOD: Qualitative interviews with ten Somali women one to six months after they experienced a stillbirth...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
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