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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338992/subsequent-fertility-pregnancy-and-gynecologic-outcomes-after-fetoscopic-laser-therapy-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-compared-to-normal-monochorionic-twin-gestations
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Simen Vergote, Liesbeth Lewi, Willem Gheysen, Luc de Catte, Roland Devlieger, Jan Deprest
BACKGROUND: An improved survival and quality of life for neonatal survivors after fetoscopic laser therapy (FLC) for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) has been reported. However, little is known about the medium-term maternal effects after FLC with respect to reproductive and gynecologic outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To document reproductive, obstetric, gynecologic and psychological outcomes in women who underwent FLC for TTTS. STUDY DESIGN: Monocentric controlled study on consecutive women who underwent FLC for TTTS between 2007 and 2013 at the University Hospitals Leuven (cases; n=198)...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338857/obstetric-complications-after-frozen-versus-fresh-embryo-transfer-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-results-from-a-randomized-trial
#2
Bo Zhang, Daimin Wei, Richard S Legro, Yuhua Shi, Jing Li, Lin Zhang, Yan Hong, Gang Sun, Ting Zhang, Weiping Li, Zi-Jiang Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of frozen embryo transfer on maternal and neonatal complications of singleton and twin pregnancies compared with fresh embryo transfer in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: A secondary analysis of a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial comparing live birth after frozen vs. fresh embryo transfer (FreFro-PCOS). SETTING: Reproductive medicine centers. PATIENT(S): A total of 1,508 patients with a diagnosis of PCOS who were undergoing IVF were enrolled...
January 12, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331441/poor-oral-intake-in-a-late-preterm-twin-usual-symptom-with-an-unusual-diagnosis
#3
Ajay Pratap Singh, Rula Balluz, Praveen Chandrasekharan
BACKGROUND: At three weeks of age, a previous 34 weeks' gestation male infant (twin A) was transferred to our regional perinatal center (RPC) with complaints of poor oral feeding and intermittent tachypnea. Twin B was discharged at 37 weeks with an uneventful course. CASE: Twin A briefly required respiratory support but continued to have difficulty transitioning from gavage to oral feeding. Initially, his inability to feed orally was thought to be secondary to nasal congestion and prematurity, but with worsening respiratory distress he was transferred for further evaluation and management...
January 10, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324601/potentially-preventable-stillbirth-in-a-diverse-u-s-cohort
#4
Jessica M Page, Vanessa Thorsten, Uma M Reddy, Donald J Dudley, Carol J Rowland Hogue, George R Saade, Halit Pinar, Corette B Parker, Deborah Conway, Barbara J Stoll, Donald Coustan, Radek Bukowski, Michael W Varner, Robert L Goldenberg, Karen Gibbins, Robert M Silver
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the proportion of potentially preventable stillbirths in the United States. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of 512 stillbirths with complete evaluation enrolled in the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network from 2006 to 2008. The Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network was a multisite, geographically, racially, and ethnically diverse, population-based case-control study of stillbirth in the United States. Cases of stillbirth underwent standard evaluation that included maternal interview, medical record abstraction, biospecimen collection, postmortem examination, placental pathology, and clinically recommended evaluation...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317701/a-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-only-two-ancestry-specific-variants-associated-with-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Nadav Rappoport, Jonathan Toung, Dexter Hadley, Ronald J Wong, Kazumichi Fujioka, Jason Reuter, Charles W Abbott, Sam Oh, Donglei Hu, Celeste Eng, Scott Huntsman, Dale L Bodian, John E Niederhuber, Xiumei Hong, Ge Zhang, Weronika Sikora-Wohfeld, Christopher R Gignoux, Hui Wang, John Oehlert, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Jeffrey B Gould, Gary L Darmstadt, Xiaobin Wang, Carlos D Bustamante, Michael P Snyder, Elad Ziv, Nikolaos A Patsopoulos, Louis J Muglia, Esteban Burchard, Gary M Shaw, Hugh M O'Brodovich, David K Stevenson, Atul J Butte, Marina Sirota
Preterm birth (PTB), or the delivery prior to 37 weeks of gestation, is a significant cause of infant morbidity and mortality. Although twin studies estimate that maternal genetic contributions account for approximately 30% of the incidence of PTB, and other studies reported fetal gene polymorphism association, to date no consistent associations have been identified. In this study, we performed the largest reported genome-wide association study analysis on 1,349 cases of PTB and 12,595 ancestry-matched controls from the focusing on genomic fetal signals...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314091/the-relationship-between-preoperative-fetal-head-circumference-and-2-year-cognitive-performance-after-laser-surgery-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Andrew H Chon, Mary Rose Mamey, Sheree M Schrager, Douglas L Vanderbilt, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between preoperative fetal head circumference (HC) and cognitive performance among children treated with laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Donor and recipient twin HCs were measured preoperatively (16 - 26 weeks' gestation) and at 2 years corrected age. Multilevel multivariate regression models were used to test pregnancy and child-level risk factors for lower Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd Edition (BDI-2) scores...
January 4, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303129/higher-order-multiple-births-in-nigeria-experiences-challenges-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-private-health-facility
#7
B Ezenwa, O Oseni, P Akintan, P Aligwekwe, B Chukwukelu, O Fashola, A Ogunmokun, O Odukoya
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to describe the experience and outcome of higher order multiple (HOM) births in a private tertiary health facility in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of records of HOM over 3 years in a private tertiary health facility in Nigeria. Relevant data on HOM births were extracted from both the patients' case notes, admission registers and maternity ward and delivery records of the hospital using a predesigned pro forma...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302809/preeclampsia-acts-differently-in-in-vitro-fertilization-versus-spontaneous-twins
#8
Rania Okby, Avi Harlev, Kira Nahum Sacks, Ruslan Sergienko, Eyal Sheiner
OBJECTIVE: To investigate risk factors and pregnancy outcome of spontaneous vs in-vitro fertilization (IVF) twins complicated with preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective population-based cohort study comparing maternal and neonatal outcome in IVF vs spontaneously conceived twins was conducted. Deliveries occurred in a tertiary medical center between the years 1988 and 2010. Women who conceived after ovulation induction and those with chronic hypertension were excluded from the study...
January 4, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298686/a-single-center-experience-with-12-consecutive-cases-of-pregnancy-among-patients-with-membranous-ventricular-septal-aneurysm
#9
Kana Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu, Xinghui Liu, Aiyun Xing, Yong You
BACKGROUND: Membranous ventricular septal aneurysm (MVSA) is a rare cardiac anomaly that can occur as an isolated entity or being associated with other cardiac malformations. Complications of MVSA include thromboembolism, arrhythmia, rupture, bacterial endocarditis, right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and atrioventricular valve diseases.The success rate of pregnancy and delivery in patients with MVSA has not been reported in the literature. This study was to assess the clinical implications of this condition from our center's experience...
January 3, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298662/influence-of-weight-gain-according-to-institute-of-medicine-2009-recommendation-on-spontaneous-preterm-delivery-in-twin-pregnancies
#10
Paola Algeri, Francesca Pelizzoni, Davide Paolo Bernasconi, Francesca Russo, Maddalena Incerti, Sabrina Cozzolino, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Patrizia Vergani
BACKGROUNDS: Maternal total weight gain during pregnancy influences adverse obstetric outcomes in singleton pregnancies. However, its impact in twin gestation is less understood. Our objective was to estimate the influence of total maternal weight gain on preterm delivery in twin pregnancies. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including diamniotic twin pregnancies with spontaneous labor delivered at 28 + 0 weeks or later. We analyzed the influence of total weight gain according to Institute of Medicine (IOM) cut-offs on the development of preterm delivery (both less than 34 and 37 weeks)...
January 3, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285069/correlation-of-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-with-procedures-of-in-vitro-fertilization-and-pregnancy-outcomes
#11
Fang Xiong, Lingqing Hu, Yun Zhang, Xiao Xiao
We investigated the correlation of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy with different procedures of in vitro fertilization, and analyzed pregnancy outcomes of patients with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. A retrospective analysis was performed on the medical records of 658 maternity patients who conceived through in vitro fertilization in Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Wuxi. Patients were divided into two groups according to different fertilization procedures: i) the routine in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer group (IVF-ET group, 377 cases) and ii) intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo transfer group (ICSI-ET group, 281 cases)...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282147/spina-bifida-cystica-and-severe-congenital-bilateral-talipes-equinovarus-in-one-twin-of-a-monoamniotic-pair-a-case-report
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Benjamin Momo Kadia, Desmond Aroke, Frank-Leonel Tianyi, Ndemazie Nkafu Bechem, Christian Akem Dimala
BACKGROUND: Spina bifida and congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) are common congenital malformations which may occur together and increase morbidity. Monozygous twins are particularly at risk of these malformations and discordance in one type of malformation is typical. The occurrence of both spina bifida and CTEV in one twin of a monozygotic pair is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 22 year-old Cameroonian primigravida at 36 weeks of a twin gestation was received in our district hospital at the expulsive phase of labour on a background of sub-optimal antenatal care...
December 28, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276467/chiropractic-management-using-multimodal-therapies-on-2-pediatric-patients-with-constipation
#13
Madhu Mia Iyer, Evangelia Skokos, Denise Piombo
Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe chiropractic management of 7-month-old male twins who had had constipation since birth. Clinical Features: Identical male twins presented with the chief complaint of constipation and bloating. Both patients were born premature after 29 weeks of gestation and had invasive abdominal surgeries in the right lower quadrant resulting in healed postsurgical scars. Patient A underwent ileostomy for a perforation in his ileum...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262487/-the-effect-of-pre-pregnancy-weight-and-the-increase-of-gestational-weight-on-fetal-growth-restriction-a-cohort-study
#14
M Y Shi, Y F Wang, K Huang, S Q Yan, X Ge, M L Chen, J H Hao, S L Tong, F B Tao
Objective: To investigate the effect of pre-pregnancy weight and the increase of gestational weight on fetal growth restriction. Methods: From May 2013 to September 2014, a total of 3 474 pregnant women who took their first antenatal care and willing to undergo their prenatal care and delivery in Ma 'anshan Maternity and Child Care Centers were recruited in the cohort study. Excluding subjects without weight data before delivery (n=54), pregnancy termination (n=162), twins live births (n=39), without fetal birth weight data (n=7), 3 212 maternal-singleton pairs were enrolled for the final data analysis...
December 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251184/influence-of-spontaneous-fetal-reduction-on-dichorionic%C3%A2-diamniotic-twin-pregnancy-outcomes-after-in-vitro-fertilization-a-large-sample-retrospective-study
#15
Lu Luo, Bing Cai, Hui-Ying Jie, Yong Gao, Minghui Chen, Can-Quan Zhou, Qiong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of spontaneous fetal reduction during dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) twin pregnancy after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and its influence on pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 4447 DCDA twin pregnancies and 14 551 singleton pregnancies after IVF-ET at a single center between 2009 and 2015. The spontaneous pregnancy reduction group (spontaneous pregnancy reduction (SPR) group) included 759 women...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239485/comparison-of-umbilical-cord-occlusion-methods-radiofrequency-ablation-versus-laser-photocoagulation
#16
Mira Abdel-Sattar, Andrew H Chon, Arlyn Llanes, Lisa M Korst, Joseph G Ouzounian, Ramen H Chmait
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between two 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 to 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238231/adverse-maternal-outcomes-and-birth-weight-discordance-in-twin-gestation-british-columbia-canadian-data
#17
Shayesteh Jahanfar, Kenneth Lim
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether twin pregnancies with birth weight discordance were associated with higher rates of maternal morbidities. Study design: A large retrospective population-based cohort study of twins born in British Columbia, Canada, from 2000 to 2010 was performed. Maternal morbidities and growth discordant were evaluated. Results: There were 6,328 twin deliveries during the study period. Pregnancies carrying growth-discordant twins had higher frequencies of hypertension disorders, preterm labor, and cesarean delivery compared with growth-concordant twins...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237662/advanced-abdominal-pregnancy-in-a-spontaneous-heterotopic-pregnancy
#18
Nuno Maciel, Ana Furtado Lima, Rosa Cruz, Carlos Ponte
Spontaneous heterotopic pregnancy is a potentially life-threatening condition rarely considered when a patient with an intrauterine pregnancy is asymptomatic or presents with complaints such as abdominal pain. An advanced abdominal pregnancy as the form of the ectopic component, outside the context of assisted reproduction, is an even more unusual and perilous diagnosis with very few cases reported in the literature. We report such a case in a 34-year-old multipara, with no known risk factors for ectopic pregnancy...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216770/maternal-age-over-40-years-and-pregnancy-outcome-a-hospital-based-survey
#19
Luca Marozio, Elisa Picardo, Claudia Filippini, Erika Mainolfi, Paola Berchialla, Franco Cavallo, Annalisa Tancredi, Chiara Benedetto
OBJECTIVE: Increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes with advancing maternal age has been described but the strength of association remains debated, particularly in presence of confounding factors such as parity, twin pregnancy and pregnancy from assisted reproductive technologies. The aim of this study was to evaluate pregnancy outcomes in a large cohort of women aged over 40 years. The hypothesis was that advanced maternal age may be an independent risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215809/the-youngest-survivor-with-gestational-age-of-21%C3%A2-%C2%B5-%C3%A2-weeks
#20
Se In Sung, So Yoon Ahn, Hye Soo Yoo, Yun Sil Chang, Won Soon Park
The decision whether or not to resuscitate extremely low gestational age (GA) infants is recommended to be individualized according to antenatal counseling with parents, neonatologists, and obstetricians. A GA of 22⁰/₇-23⁶/₇ weeks is generally considered as the lower end of the range where infants can be candidates for selective resuscitation. Below this lower end of periviable gestation, resuscitation is usually not considered and survivors are rarely reported. To date, the youngest survivor is an infant with a GA of 21⁶/₇ weeks reported in the English medical literature...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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