Data show how risk of stillbirth rises in pregnancies past term

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ConclusionToRCH infection was a significant risk factor of severe damage to the fetus, especially congenital malformations. ToRCH screening for pregnant women can reduce the incidence of adverse pregnancy and prevent birth defects in china.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This report further delineates the phenotypic features of the POLG related disorders and expands it to the prenatal era. Subsequent pregnancies were monitored by molecular analysis, using chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
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STANFORD, CA (CBS Local) – A new blood test is showing promising results for helping pregnant women know if they are at risk of a premature birth. Researchers at Stanford University say the new technique will calculate a woman’s due date and whether or not she will have a premature delivery. This is much less expensive than standard ultrasound procedures. “We found that a handful of genes are very highly predictive of which women are at risk for preterm delivery,” Dr. Mads Melbye said in a press release. “I’ve spent a lot of time over the years working to understand preterm delivery...
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Each year in the U.S., one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Around the world, that number is slightly higher, affecting 15 million infants annually. In a new study published in Science, researchers led by a group at Stanford University report the first steps toward a blood test that can predict which pregnancies are most likely to result in early births. Stephen Quake, professor of bioengineering and applied physics at Stanford, and his team analyzed the roughly 20,000 genes in the human genome in a group of 38 women who were at higher risk for premature delivery. Of those women, 23 ended up delivering when their babies w...
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FINDINGSUCLA scientists have developed anew way to use magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, to scan the placenta. The noninvasive approach offers valuable insights into how the mother ’s blood enters the placenta and sustains the fetus with oxygen and nutrients during early pregnancy. The technique breaks new ground because most previous studies on this subject occurred in the laboratory after childbirth.BACKGROUNDThe placenta is a temporary organ that joins a pregnant woman to her baby through the umbilical cord. Few methods exist for safely and accurately studying the placenta in early pregnancy. Ultrasound indirect...
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DISCUSSION: To our knowledge, this is the first case of small-bowel intussusception in a pregnant woman reported in the literature. PMID: 28633726 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
Author Affiliations open 1Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Environmental Science and Public Health, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China 2Center on Clinical and Epidemiological Eye Research, Affiliated Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China 3Center on the Early Life Origins of Disease, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 4Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 5Channing ...
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AbstractBackgroundFetal growth restriction (FGR) is a condition that affects 5 –10% of pregnancies and is the second most common cause of perinatal mortality. This review presents the most recent knowledge on FGR and focuses on the etiology, classification, prediction, diagnosis, and management of the condition, as well as on its neurological complications.MethodsThe Pubmed, SCOPUS, and Embase databases were searched using the term “fetal growth restriction”.ResultsFetal growth restriction (FGR) may be classified as early or late depending on the time of diagnosis. Early FGR (
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Seventeen-year-old hippo Bibi gave birth early this morning to the first Nile hippo born at the Cincinnati Zoo &Botanical Garden in 75 years. The calf, a female, was not expected until March and is receiving critical care from vet and nursery staff since the premature baby was not able to stand to nurse from mom. "We are giving her fluids and keeping her moist and warm," said Christina Gorsuch, curator of mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo. "Her little system is underdeveloped, and getting her to a healthy weight will be a challenge. Vets and animal staff are doing everything they can to get her through th...
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Authors: Re B, N T, M C Abstract True umbilical cord knot appears to be a relatively common complication that occurs in 0.3%-1.3% of all pregnancies and it is correlated with an increased incidence of SGA infants, premature birth, need for neonatal intensive care and fetal death. The aim of the article was to evaluate the incidence of the true umbilical cord knot in the University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, for a period of 5 years and its association with premature birth, low birth weight, low Apgar score at 1 minute and the need for neonatal intensive care. By reviewing the total number of women who delivered ...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: Journals (General) Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
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