Guideline-based quality indicators for early pregnancy assessment units

ConclusionsNineteen quality indicators to measure early pregnancy care provided by EPAU were identified.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

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AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study is to assess the effect of the endometrial thickness and embryo quality on the implantation potential in natural cycle IVF (NC-IVF).MethodsA retrospective single-center study was performed on 552 single embryo transfers after NC-IVF. The ‘quality' of the embryos was evaluated trough the number and regularity of blastomeres, degree of fragmentation, and nuclear content of cells. Endometrial thickness was measured in millimeters with transvaginal ultrasound on the day of hCG application.ResultsOur findings showed a statistically significant difference in successful implantation unti...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
More than 130 million women give birth around the world each year. During pregnancy, changes in the immune system make women generally more susceptible to respiratory infections. And this year, pregnant women also have to worry about COVID-19, a virus that can affect a person’s lungs and airways. The U.K. government announced on Monday that pregnant women were at an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19). Speaking at a press conference, Public Health England chief medical officer Chris Whitty said people in the “high risk” category should stay at home for 12 weeks. (That includes pe...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Source Type: news
Discussion –— Cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy (CSEP) or Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy resulting from implantation of a blastocyst within myometrial scar tissue (old uterine scars) in the anterior lower uterine segment (LUS) at the site of prior Cesarean section.— It is considered amongst the rarest type of ectopic pregnancy, although some do not include it in the category of ectopic pregnancy as implantation occurs within the uterus itself.— Incidence is on rise due to increasing numbers of elective Cesarean sections as well as improved detection with tr...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
It is known that, in women exhibiting three or more unexplained recurrent miscarriages attempting to conceive naturally or by homologous insemination, a history of non-visualized pregnancy losses is negatively associated with the chance of live birth (LB) in a subsequent pregnancy [1]. Note that a non-visualized pregnancy loss was defined as “a pregnancy loss initially confirmed by a positive human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (hCG), but not visualized by transvaginal ultrasound, if performed”.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study was to assess the role of  ultrasound in first the trimester of pregnancy for confirmation of pregnancy, number of fetuses, chorionicity, amnionicity if multiples, viability, assessment of gestational age, identification of structural anomalies and assessment of risk for chromosomal abnormalities. This was a prospective o bservational study. All pregnant women registered within 13+6 weeks were  offered a routine scan between 11+0 and 13+6 weeks. All scans were  done by obstetricians, fetal medicine specialists or radiologists are accredited by the Fetal Medic...
Source: Journal of Fetal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is a rare case of a twin pregnancy contained in a noncommunicating rudimentary uterine horn. The presence of this horn was not detected on ultrasonography or MRI.
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
K, Ueland PM, Murphy MM Abstract The association between elevated early pregnancy fasting plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) and miscarriage risk was investigated prospectively in participants (n=544) from the Reus-Tarragona Birth Cohort study. Pregnancy was confirmed before 12 gestational weeks (GW) by ultrasound scan and a fasting blood sample collected. Pregnancies with complications other than miscarriages were excluded. Miscarriages were diagnosed by ultrasound scan and gestational age at the time of miscarriage estimated by embryo size, where possible. Cases in which blood samples were collected more than a we...
Source: Biochimie - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochimie Source Type: research
AbstractRubella, commonly known as ‘German Measles’ is a common childhood viral disease that may affect adults as well. More than half of the infections are either asymptomatic or present with mild flu like illness with a typical maculopapular rash. In contrast, primary rubella infection in pregnancy, especially in the first trim ester, can have serious consequences, namely miscarriage, intrauterine fetal demise or congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). WHO recognizes CRS as the ‘leading vaccine preventable cause of birth defects’. Antenatal management primarily is based on testing for immunity in the f...
Source: Journal of Fetal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: MCDA twins after IVF/ICSI have lower overall survival rates and higher rates of second-trimester miscarriage compared to spontaneously conceived MCDA twins. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31909558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: UtA-PI and proportion of SGA are lower in pregnancies after frozen as compared to fresh blastocyst transfer. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31909549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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