Challenges encountered during the implementation of the project Self-monitoring of Blood Pressure and Urinalysis by Pregnant Mothers in Cumberland infirmary. NCIC
Background: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy affect approximately 10% of pregnant individuals globally, and are among the leading causes of pregnancy-related mortality and morbidities. Pre-eclampsia is a condition that typically occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It is a combination of raised blood pressure (hypertension), protein in your urine (proteinuria). Regular blood pressure checks are crucial to the early detection of pre-eclampsia and are associated with better maternal and neonatal outcomes. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Femi Ajibade, S. Amadoru, S. Mensah-Brown, V. Ravimohan, Malar Vannan, A. Awodiya, L. Arachchige Source Type: research

Epidemiology and clinical picture of obstetric and gynecological conditions in women with acromegaly – a preliminary report
Introduction: Acromegaly is a rare disease caused by the excessive secretion of growth hormone most commonly by a pituitary neuroendocrine tumor. It is typically associated with changes in the external appearance of patients, but it can also lead to organ complications, occurring in the form of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders or carcinogenesis. The relationship between acromegaly and the gynecological diseases has not been investigated so far. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Konrad G órski, M. Zgliczyńska, I. Czajka-Oraniec, M. Stelmachowska-Banaś, W. Zgliczyński, M. Ciebiera Source Type: research

Gynaecology, physiotherapy and balneoclimatology - an interdisciplinary approach
Introduction: Genital inflammations are the most common gynaecological disorders in girls and women. Patients usually visit a gynaecologist because of the symptoms of such inflammations as: vaginal discharge, swelling, changes in the vulvar skin, vulvar pruritus, pain in the genitalia, and lower abdominal pain. The treatment of inflammations in the external and internal genitalia is multidimensional and complex. Interdisciplinary treatment performed by gynaecologists, obstetricians and physiotherapists can improve female health, which is crucial in terms of their quality of life. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gy...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Dawid Luwa ński, Małgorzata Wójcik, Tomasz Goździewicz, Witold Kędzia, Katarzyna Plagens-Rotman, Piotr Merks, Justyna Opydo-Szymaczek, Małgorzata Mizgier, Magdalena Pisarska-Krawczyk, Grażyna Jarząbek-Bielecka Source Type: research

Stress hormones to bishop score ratio and induction to delivery time interval
Introduction and aims of the study: Some clinical studies have shown that the combination of mechanical and pharmacologic methods may have benefits in labour induction(LI) process over the use of a single method without increasing the risk of obstetric or perinatal outcomes.  The Cortisol/Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate(DHEA-S) ratio is considered a measure of chronic stress, which affects the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal(HPA) axis. The aim of the study was to find out if the hormonal ratio has an impact on the induction to delivery time interval. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Zane Rostoka, Laura R ācene, Līva Ķīse, Violeta Bule, Ieva Pitkēviča, Beāte Sārta, Agnija Vecvagare, Laura Lūse, Ļubova Lapidus, Laura Isajeva, Dace Rezeberga, Natālija Vedmedovska Source Type: research

Are obese mothers at higher risk of develping postpartum depression?
Introduction and aims of the study: Obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI)> 29.9 kg/m2, has been associated with anxiety, major depression disorder, and other mental disorders in the non-pregnant cohort. Evidence regarding obesity and its association with developing postpartum depression (PPD) is scarce and conflicting. Our aim is to determine if obesity is associated with a higher rate of screening positive for postpartum depressive symptoms as measured by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Corina Oprescu, Ruth Ritchie, Richard Duffy, Michael P. Geary Source Type: research

The psychosomatic status of pregnant and puerperal women in a crisis situation of military actions in ukraine: results of 10 months of the health and social project of the odesa branch of the association of ob/gynecologists of ukraine
Objective: The socio-political state of any society determines the culture and quality of maternity care, determines the development and psychophysical health of the nation for generations to come. With the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Ukraine's basic safety and security needs, especially for pregnant/puerperal women, have been disrupted. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Gulsym Manasova, Zhovtenko Olesia, Shpak Igor, Shpatakovskaya Gertruda Source Type: research

Antenatal Depression Screening During The COVID-19 Pandemic In A German Perinatal Center
Background: Depression is the most common perinatal psychiatric condition (in literature 10 -15%). When untreated it is related with an increased risk of postpartum depression and severe psychosocial developmental disorders in the offspring. In addition, women with depression have a higher risk of a traumatic birth experience. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susanne Rauber, F. Kainer, S. Simen Source Type: research

Accuracy of estimated fetal weight assessment in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia – Is the Hadlock formula a reliable tool?
Introduction and aims of the study: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is defined as organ protrusion from the abdominal to thethoracic cavity. The Hadlock formula is the most commonly used tool for calculating estimated fetalweight (EFW).The anatomical nature of CDH usually leads to underestimation of the abdominal circumference, resulting in underestimation of fetal weight. We investigated whether the EFW error margin differs between infants with isolated CDH and matched controls. Apart from Hadlock, we used a new formula, designed especially for fetuses with CDH, to determine the superiority of either method (Source:...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Daria Kuchnowska, Przemys ław Kosinski, Albert Stachura, Maciej Gawlak, Piotr Wegrzyn Source Type: research

Comparison of the results of nipt with the pregnancy outcome
In a pregnant woman, the amount of free DNA in the circulation consists of the free DNA of the mother and free DNA of the fetus. The test used for quantitative and qualitative assessment of free fetal DNA in the pregnant woman's circulation is NIPT. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marta Konieczna, Piotr Sieroszewski, Tomasz Jachymski Source Type: research

Prenatal myelomeningocele repair improves social urine continence, reduces the risk of urinary tract infections and constipations
Introduction: Prenatal myelomeningocele (MMC) closure significantly reduces the need for hydrocephalus shunting and improves lower extremity motor function. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Agnieszka Pastuszka, Tomasz Koszutski, Jacek Zam łyński, Tomasz Horzelski, Anita Olejek Source Type: research

Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor as biomarker of intra-amniotic inflammation in vaginally collected amniotic fluid
Introduction and aims of the study: In patients with preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM), the diagnosis of intra-amniotic inflammation and pregnancy management strategy remains challenging. Much research has been done analyzing amniotic fluid biomarkers to determine histological chorioamnionitis and fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS), which are hallmarks of intra-amniotic inflammation. Although soluble Urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator Receptor (suPAR) is known as a nonspecific inflammatory biomarker, its significance in diagnosing intraamniotic inflammation has not been studied. (Source: Europea...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Violeta Gulbiniene, Irena Dumalakiene, Greta Balciuniene, Ingrida Pilypien ė, Diana Ramašauskaitė Source Type: research

Analysis of the course of pprom pregnancy
Introduction: Premature rupture of membranes occurs in roughly 4% of all pregnancies. PPROM is a risk factor for development of oligohydramnios, chorioamnionitis, foetal infections, foetal and maternal mortality. Based on subdivision PPROM patients according to gestational week as well as etiopathogenesis, symptoms and results of therapy - we evaluated treatment, health consequences, maternal and foetal complications in pregnancies affected by premature rupture of membranes. The aim of our analysis of patients treated in II KGiP w USK in Wroc ław is evaluation of used therapy protocols and frequency of complications devel...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Aleksander Sieroszewski, Diana Dro żdż, Mariusz Zimmer Source Type: research

The mode of delivery in high-risk pregnancies without iugr with normal and abnormal tibial artery parameters. A longitudinal study
Introduction and aims of the study: The purpose of this study was to measure the pulsatility index (PI) of the fetal tibial (TA) artery of high-risk pregnancy fetuses without IUGR and to compare the mode of delivery in the groups of subjects with normal and abnormal fetal tibial artery parameters. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kristina Norvilait ė, Neringa Šlaičiūnaitė, Diana Ramašauskaitė Source Type: research

How to predict the follow up based on prenatal diagnosis of severe birth defects?
Summary Aim of the study: Can we predict fetal or neonatal death based on ultrasound and echocardiographic diagnoses? Is it possible to distinguish between “critical” fetal defects from “most severe” defects? (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marek Blitek, Maria Respondek-Liberska Source Type: research

The clinical significance of low levels of papp-a during first trimester pregnancies in fetuses with normal chromosome number
Introduction and Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between low concentration of PAPP-A ( ≤ 0.4 MoM) during first trimester screening and the occurrence of diseases complicating pregnancy associated with placental insufficiency as well as newborn perinatal test results. (Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology)
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - February 1, 2024 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sylwia Dzidek, Sebastian Kwiatkowski, Magdalena Bednarek-J ędrzejek, Hanna Jasiak, Piotr Tousty Source Type: research