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ConclusionsA prior CD was associated with a decreased chance of live birth and an increased risk of early miscarriage in frozen ‐thawed embryo transfer cycles.
AbstractDespite a global pandemic, reports on pregnant women with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID ‐19) are few so far, testing strategies vary substantially and management guidelines are not uniform.
ConclusionsQuantitative fetal fibronectin measured from 22 to 27+6 weeks of gestation accurately predicts spontaneous preterm birth at
ConclusionsUse of balloon catheter in women with term PROM appears safe and was not associated with increased maternal or neonatal infectious morbidity.
CONCLUSIONS: The scoring system was easy to use. A score of ≥1 could be used to counsel women who have a high likelihood of viable pregnancy beyond the first trimester. PMID: 32245913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Summary Since the thalidomide scandal in the 1960's use of drugs in pregnancy has often been associated with great uncertainty, it can affect both the mother and the fetus. However, the concern may mistakenly lead to nonharmful drugs being attributed teratogenic effects. The drug use during pregnancy and the safety of the most commonly used drugs are in the following being discussed. Furthermore, a practical guide to risk assessment and considerations when initiating a drug treatment is presented.
ConclusionsWomen with chronic hypertension have increased serum endothelin in the first trimester of pregnancy and those who develop superimposed preeclampsia have higher levels of VCAM. None of the inflammatory mediators performed well in the first trimester in the prediction of preeclampsia.
AbstractWe read with great interest the article byhttps://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/doSearch?ContribAuthorStored=Sauvegrain,+PriscilleSauvegrain et al. entitled “Understanding high rates of stillbirth and neonatal death in a disadvantaged, high ‐migrant district in France: a perinatal audit”.1 This well ‐designed study confirmed again that maternal overweight/obesity increases perinatal mortality. We would like to address some points that merit further attention. The intrauterine environment can affect the long‐term health of the offspring has been widely accepted. Maternal high pre‐pregnancy...
ConclusionsAmong women with HELLP syndrome in first pregnancy the occurrence of adverse pregnancy outcomes was substantially reduced in the second pregnancy. However, compared with unaffected women, they were still at greater risk of pregnancy complications.