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Xiaoduo Wen, Denggui Wen, Hui Zhang, Huifeng Zhang, Yi Yang
Rapid and noninvasive diagnosis on and differentiation between normal, central precocious puberty (CPP), and isolated precocious puberty (IPP) is imperative before a decision can be made with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist treatment. Our study aims to evaluate such a role by pelvic ultrasound.We consecutively enrolled 84 cases of IPP (59 with premature thelarche/ pubarche and 25 with premature menarche), 47 CPP, and 177 age-matched normal controls. The IPP and CPP were diagnosed by clinical examination and GnRH-stimulation test and confirmed by over 2 years' follow-up...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Janneke van 't Hooft, Johanna H van der Lee, Brent C Opmeer, Aleid G van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, Anneloes L van Baar, Dick J Bekedam, Leonie J P Steenis, Sophie Liem, Ewoud Schuit, Cuny Cuijpers, Elise Bleeker, Margot E Vinke, Noor Simons, Irene M de Graaf, Ben Willem J Mol, Cornelieke van de Beek
OBJECTIVE: We recently found in a randomized clinical trial (ProTWIN) that cervical pessary prevented preterm birth and improved neonatal outcome in women with a multiple pregnancy and a cervical length (CL) <38mm. In this follow-up study we evaluated long-term developmental outcomes in the offspring of these women at three years corrected age. METHODS: We conducted a follow-up study of the ProTWIN trial, a trial in which between 2009 and 2012 asymptomatic women with a multiple pregnancy had been randomized to pessary or no pessary...
February 22, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Su Jin Sung, Seung Mi Lee, Sohee Oh, Joo Hee Choi, Jee Yoon Park, Byoung Jae Kim, Joon Ho Lee, Chan-Wook Park, Joong Shin Park, Jong Kwan Jun
OBJECTIVE: It is well known that a short cervix at mid-pregnancy is a risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth in both singleton and twin gestations. Recent evidence also suggests that a long cervix at mid-pregnancy is a predictor of the risk of cesarean section (C/S) in singleton gestation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a long cervix at mid-pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of C/S in women with twin pregnancies. METHODS: We enrolled 746 women pregnant with twins whose cervical length was measured by trans-vaginal ultrasonography at a mean of 22 weeks of gestation and who delivered in our institution...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Shubhra Agarwal, Arjit Agarwal, Pawan Joon, Shalini Saraswat, Shruti Chandak
Background: Preterm birth is a major health problem in developing and developed countries leading to rising health care costs and long-term neurodevelopmental disability. The study aims to evaluate the role of new quantitative markers, like the elastography of cervix (shear wave speed estimation), fetal adrenal zone enlargement, and corrected fetal adrenal gland volume; in preterm birth prediction and analyze their relative importance. Thus, these markers may be beneficial in early preterm birth detection and prevent the related morbidities...
February 2018: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
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
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
Stuart Campbell
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February 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eric W Tai, Gery P Guy, C Brooke Steele, S Jane Henley, Michael S Gallaway, Lisa C Richardson
INTRODUCTION: Smoking has been causally linked to 12 tobacco-related cancers: oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum, liver, pancreas, larynx, lung, cervix, bladder, kidney, and acute myeloid leukemia. Tobacco-related cancers-related morbidity and mortality have been well described, but little is known about the prevalence of tobacco-related cancer hospitalizations and associated costs. This study estimates the annual number of tobacco-related cancer hospitalizations and their associated direct medical costs in the U...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Myrna S Aboudiab, Andrew H Chon, Lisa M Korst, Arlyn Llanes, Joseph G Ouzounian, Ramen H Chmait
The objective of this study was to describe the management and perinatal outcomes of patients with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and an extremely short cervical length (CL). This retrospective study examined 17 patients with TTTS and a preoperative CL ≤1.0 cm who had undergone laser surgery and perioperative cervical cerclage placement successfully. In this subset of patients, the median interval between surgery and delivery was 9.6 (range 2.1-13.9) weeks and only one patient had PPROM within 3 weeks of surgery...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
H L Wang, Z Yang, Y Shen, Q L Wang
Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of therapeutic cervical cerclage on short cervix syndrome for anti-premature birth in the second trimester. Methods: Totally 44 singleton pregnant patients were diagnosed as short cervix syndrome, which was cervical length ≤2.5 cm without cervical dilatation, and received treatment from January 2008 and July 2015 in Peking University Third Hospital were collected. Among them, 30 patients who received therapeutic cervical cerclage were defined as cerclage group and another 14 cases who received conservative treatment were defined as un-cerclage group...
January 25, 2018: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Marta Coloma, Fatima Kang, Laura Vallejo-Torres, Paloma Díaz, Yurena Méndez, Margarita Álvarez de la Rosa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether adherence to a cervical length-based protocol can reduce both unnecessary admissions and the socioeconomic costs associated with inappropriately admitted patients. METHOD: The present retrospective observational study included women admitted for threatened preterm labor (TPL) at 24-34 weeks of pregnancy to a tertiary hospital in the Canary Islands, 2009-2014. Data were reviewed from all patients admitted for TPL. Those with a long cervix (>25 mm) were classified as "inappropriate admissions", and both the economic burden based on diagnosis-related group (DRG) and the social costs associated with sick leave for these women were calculated...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Michelle N Han, Betsy E O'Donnell, Melanie M Maykin, Juan M Gonzalez, Khalil Tabsh, Stephanie L Gaw
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether cerclage in twins reduces the rate of spontaneous preterm birth <32 weeks when compared to expectant management. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of twin pregnancies with the following indications for cerclage from two institutions: history of prior preterm birth, ultrasound-identified short cervix ≤2.5 cm, and cervical dilation ≥1.0 cm. The "cerclage" cohort received a cerclage from a single provider at a single institution from 2003-2016...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Elvis T Ajuh, Zongsong Wu, Emma Kraus, Fabian H Weissbach, Tobias Bethge, Rainer Gosert, Nicole Fischer, Hans H Hirsch
Human polyomavirus (HPyV) DNA genomes contain three regions denoted early viral gene region (EVGR) encoding the regulatory T-antigens and one microRNA, late viral gene region (LVGR) encoding the structural Vp capsid proteins, and non-coding control region (NCCR). The NCCR harbours the origin of viral genome replication and bi-directional promoter/enhancer functions governing EVGR- and LVGR-expression on opposite DNA strands. Despite principle similarities, HPyV-NCCRs differ in length, sequence, and architecture...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
Joyce C S Camargo, Vitor Varela, Fernanda M Ferreira, Lucila Pougy, Angela M Ochiai, Maria Elisabete Santos, Maria Catarina L R Grande
INTRODUCTION: The following quantitative observational study aimed to analyse the maternal and neonatal outcomes of 90 low-risk pregnant women who gave birth in water at São Bernardo Hospital. METHODS: A form containing information on the obstetric history of the parturient, the type of immersion, and the labour and birth follow-up was used by midwives to collect the data. BACKGROUND: The Apgar score (at 1min after birth) used in this study, called Aqua Apgar, was adapted by Cornelia Enning...
January 2, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Zhi Wang, Jiuzuo Huang, Ang Zeng, Ming Wu, Xiaojun Wang
Various methods are available for vaginoplasty, but many of them have the drawbacks including surgical complexity and postoperative pain at the donor site. We herein evaluated the outcomes of vaginoplasty using tissue-engineered biomaterial graft. This study included 16 early stage cervical cancer patients who received curative surgery in combination with radiotherapy. They underwent vaginoplasty with tissue-engineered biological material, acellular dermal matrix (ADM). After treatment, a vaginal dilator was advised to be used for 6 months to prevent contraction of vagina...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Noelia López, Ángel Gil-de-Miguel, Raquel Pascual-García, Ruth Gil-Prieto
BACKGROUND: Cervix uteri cancer is the 4th most common cancer among women worldwide and the second most frequent cancer in women under 45 years old in Spain. We aimed to describe the burden of hospital admissions by malignant neoplasia (MN) and in situ carcinoma (ISC) of the cervix in Spain from 2003 to 2014, a 12-year period that included the first years after introduction of an HPV vaccination program. METHODS: This epidemiological study reviewed data from the Ministry of Health National Surveillance System, which includes more than 98% of Spanish hospitals...
December 5, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Alberto Hidalgo-Chicharro, Raquel Abad-Torreblanca, José María Navarro-Marí, José Gutiérrez-Fernández
Introduction. Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) usually has a multifactorial etiology that is often unknown, although the most frequently reported cause is infection by group B Streptococcus . Therefore, the etiology of PPROM, although probably infectious, remains unknown in most cases. This case describes a PPROM caused by infection from oropharyngeal microbiota. Case presentation. We report the case of a 26-yr-old pregnant woman. The gestational age was 32 weeks+5 days. Examinations in the emergency department revealed the release of clear amniotic fluid and a closed multiparous cervix with a length of 22 mm...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
Soraya Gomes de Amorim Andrade, Fernando Moreira de Andrade, Edward Araujo Júnior, Cláudio Rodrigues Pires, Rosiane Mattar, Antonio Fernandes Moron
Purpose  To determine cervical biometry in pregnant women between 18 and 24 weeks of gestation and the ideal mode of measurement of cervical length in cases of curved and straight cervical morphology. Methods  The uterine cervices of 752 low-risk pregnant women were assessed using transvaginal ultrasound in a prospective cross-sectional study. In women with straight uterine cervices, cervical biometry was performed in a continuous manner. In women with curved uterine cervices, the biometry was performed using both the continuous and segmented techniques (in segments joining the cervical os)...
December 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Emma Bertucci, Filomena Giulia Sileo, Giovanni Grandi, Valentina Fenu, Carlotta Cani, Luciano Mancini, Ema Mataca, Fabio Facchinetti
Purpose To investigate the value of a new cervical sonographic sign, called the jellyfish sign (JS), for predicting the risk of maternal morbidity in cases of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) previa totalis. Materials and Methods Retrospective evaluation of transvaginal (TV) and transabdominal (TA) scans performed in all singleton pregnancies with placenta previa totalis. JS, i. e. the absence of the normal linear demarcation between the placenta previa and the cervix, was evaluated by TV scans. The presence/severity of AIP and outcomes of maternal morbidity were related to this sign...
November 21, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
Roberto Romero, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Eduardo Da Fonseca, John M O'Brien, Elcin Cetingoz, George W Creasy, Sonia S Hassan, Kypros H Nicolaides
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of vaginal progesterone for preventing preterm birth and adverse perinatal outcomes in singleton gestations with a short cervix has been questioned after publication of the OPPTIMUM study. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether vaginal progesterone prevents preterm birth and improves perinatal outcomes in asymptomatic women with a singleton gestation and a midtrimester sonographic short cervix. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, LILACS, and CINAHL (from their inception to September 2017), Cochrane databases, bibliographies, and conference proceedings...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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