The relationship between maternal characteristics and carotid intima-media thickness using an automated ultrasound technique.

Conclusion: In healthy pregnancy, we reported CIMT was related to BMI and maternal age but not parity or gestational age. PMID: 31535936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Epilepsy in pregnancy can lead to substantial maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Early intervention in pregnant women with epilepsy (WWE), accurate assessment of the severity of their condition, and effective treatment are required to improve maternal and neonatal prognosis. Many obstetricians lack experience in monitoring and treating pregnant WWE. AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of pregnant WWE and examine maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: Medical records of 75 pregnant women with a history of epilepsy who ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behaviour - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Epilepsy Behav Source Type: research
Conclusion: All the studied clinical factors were found to have a limited impact on the overall accuracy of fetal weight estimation. However, the formula selection was found to have a significant impact on the accuracy, with the native population-based formulas being significantly more accurate.
Source: Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The established method of identifying a group of women at high-risk of delivering SGA neonates, requiring increased surveillance, is use of risk scoring systems based on maternal demographic characteristics and medical history. Although this approach is relatively simple to perform, it does not provide patient-specific risks and has an uncertain performance of predicting SGA. Another approach to predict delivery of SGA neonates is to use logistic regression models that combine maternal factors with first-trimester biomarkers. These models provide patient-specific risks for different pre-specif...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Hyperechogenic kidneys are often complicated by other renal tract and extra-renal abnormalities, aberrant karyotype and genetic disease, and these factors have more of an effect on overall outcome than kidney echogenicity. Renal outcome is good in isolated hyperechogenic kidneys, with 79% having normal renal function. Importantly, for prognostic counselling, all of the children in our non-selected series with isolated echogenic kidneys and normal amniotic fluid levels had normal renal outcome in infancy. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 32530118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
PMID: 32506723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Preeclampsia as well as early-onset and late-onset PE all represent risk factors for adverse cardiovascular events later in life. Early-onset PE is associated with a higher burden of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity compared to late-onset PE. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 32484256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Purpose of review This review focuses on the use of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) in the obstetric context for airway management and assessment of aspiration risk, the placement of neuraxial blocks and the diagnosis and follow-up of cardiorespiratory dysfunction. Recent findings Gastric ultrasound is a useful aspiration risk assessment tool in pregnant patients. Total gastric fluid assessment models and specific cut-offs between high-risk and low-risk stomachs are presented. Airway assessment is useful to detect specific changes in pregnancy and to guide airway management. Handheld ultrasound devices with automated...
Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: OBSTETRIC AND GYNECOLOGICAL ANESTHESIA: Edited by Emilia Guasch and Manuel Wenk Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal early-pregnancy non-fasting glucose concentrations within the normal range are associated with blood pressure in early pregnancy, but do not seem to affect placental hemodynamics and the risks of gestational hypertensive disorders. PMID: 32322887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Am J Hypertens Source Type: research
Conclusions: Accurate risk stratification using the TCD/AC ratio could assist in managing patients with small-for-gestational-age fetuses at risk of developing MPS-associated adverse outcomes. PMID: 32248714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research
AJP Rep 2020; 10: e113-e117 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709186Detailed clinical and pathological features of placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) complicated by preeclampsia (PE) are unknown. A 39-year-old nulliparous woman was referred at 19 weeks gestation. Ultrasound examination identified a fetus with severe growth restriction (−2.8 SD) and a markedly thickened placenta with many cystic structures suggestive of PMD. At 21 weeks, the patient developed severe hypertension (180/95 mm Hg) with marked proteinuria and an elevated serum soluble fms-like tyrosine-kinase-1 (sFlt-1) level (47,000 pg/L). The pregnancy was ...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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