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#1Hongyan Liu (Sichuan University)
#2Chunyan Deng (Sichuan University)H-Index: 2
Last. Haiyan Yu (Sichuan University)H-Index: 5
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BACKGROUND Conjoined twins are a rare and serious complication of monochorionic twins. The total incidence is 1.5 per 100,000 births, and about 50% are liveborn. Prenatal screening and diagnosis of conjoined twins is usually performed by ultrasonography. Magnetic resonance imaging can be used to assist in the diagnosis if necessary. Conjoined twins in dichorionic diamniotic triplet pregnancy are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION We reported three cases of dichorionic diamniotic triplet pregnancy...
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#1Rawan A. Obeidat (JUST: Jordan University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
#2Mahmoud Almaaitah (JUST: Jordan University of Science and Technology)
Last. Adel M. Bataineh (JUST: Jordan University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND Induction of labour (IOL) is an important and common clinical procedure in obstetrics. In the current study, we evaluate predictors of vaginal delivery in both nulliparous and multiparous women in north Jordan who were induced with vaginal prostaglandins. METHOD A prospective study was conducted on 530 pregnant women at King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH) in north Jordan. All pregnant mothers with singleton live fetuses, who had induction of labour (IOL) between July 2017 and Jun...
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#1Masaya Takahashi (Juntendo University)H-Index: 1
#2Shintaro Makino (Juntendo University)H-Index: 14
Last. Koyo Yoshida (Juntendo University)H-Index: 12
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BACKGROUND Secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH) is a rare and fatal disease characterized by uncontrolled immune cell activation that can lead to a cytokine storm. Unfortunately, this condition can occur even during pregnancy, threatening both maternal and fetal lives. CASE PRESENTATION A 23-year-old nulliparous woman at 26 weeks of gestation presented with continuous fever, coughing, and sore throat. Upon arrival at our hospital, her temperature was >38°C and laboratory findings ...
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#1Yuanying He (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
#2Chunhong Liu (Tongji University)H-Index: 1
Last. Qigui Xie (Tongji University)H-Index: 1
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BACKGROUND To evaluate the impact of oral carbohydrate-rich (Ch-R) supplement taken 2 hours before an elective caesarean delivery (CD) on maternal and neonatal perioperative outcomes. METHODS Ninety pregnant women undergoing elective CD were randomized into the Ch-R group, placebo group and fasting group equally. Participants' blood was drawn at three time points, before intervention, immediately after and 1 day after the surgery to measure maternal and neonatal biochemical indices. Meanwhile wo...
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#1Wenxin Bai (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#2Xinyang Zhang (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Last. Aimin Zhao (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)H-Index: 1
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OBJECTIVE To compare three commonly used low-molecular-weight heparins (LWMHs) in the treatment of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) by evaluating the anti-Xa peak levels and adverse reactions. METHODS In this single-center, observational study, we enrolled 310 patients with RSA in whom anti-Xa levels were measured during pregnancy. Patients were divided into three groups according to the LMWH they used: the nadroparin group, enoxaparin group and dalteparin group. We compared the peak anti-Xa...
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#1Michalina Bralewska (Medical University of Łódź)H-Index: 1
#2Lidia Biesiada (Memorial Hospital of South Bend)H-Index: 5
Last. Agata Sakowicz (Medical University of Łódź)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND Although preeclampsia has long been recognized as a condition affecting late pregnancy, little is known of its pathogenesis or treatment. The placenta releases a number of hormones and molecules that influence the course of pregnancy, one of which is chromogranin A, a soluble protein secreted mainly from the chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla. Its role in pregnancy and pregnancy-related disorders remains unclear. Therefore, the main aim of the proposed study is to determine wheth...
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#1Sukhjeet Bains (Oslo University Hospital)
#2Susanne SkråningH-Index: 1
Last. Benedikte V. Lindskog (University of Oslo)H-Index: 1
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BACKGROUND Migrant women are at increased risk for complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, possibly due to inadequate access and utilisation of healthcare. Recently migrated women are considered a vulnerable group who may experience challenges in adapting to a new country. We aimed to identify challenges and barriers recently migrated women face in accessing and utilising maternity healthcare services. METHODS In the mixed-method MiPreg-study, we included recently migrated (≤ five yea...
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#1Natalie Dayan (MUHC: McGill University Health Centre)H-Index: 13
#2Gabriel D. Shapiro (MUHC: McGill University Health Centre)H-Index: 17
Last. Joel G. Ray (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea)H-Index: 51
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BACKGROUND Improvement in the prediction and prevention of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) - a range of life-threatening conditions during pregnancy, at delivery or within 42 days postpartum - is a public health priority. Reduction of SMM at a population level would be facilitated by early identification and prediction. We sought to develop and internally validate a model to predict maternal end-organ injury or death using variables routinely collected during pre-pregnancy and the early pregnanc...
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#1Dongqing Wang (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
#2Anne Marie Darling (Harvard University)H-Index: 9
Last. Kyla Hayford (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 8
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BACKGROUND Gestational weight gain (GWG) has critical implications for maternal and child health. Inflammation and angiogenesis are implicated in various aspects of maternal metabolism that may play a role in gestational weight gain. The associations of inflammatory, angiogenic, and metabolic pathways with GWG are yet to be elucidated. This study evaluated associations between a panel of inflammatory, angiogenic, and metabolic proteins measured in mid-pregnancy and gestational weight gain. METHO...
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#1Christine Vaccaro (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 1
#2Farida Mahmoud (UdeM: Université de Montréal)
Last. Sherif Eltonsy (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 4
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BACKGROUND Since the emergence of COVID-19, preventative public health measures, including lockdown strategies, were declared in most countries to control viral transmission. Recent studies and anecdotes have reported changes in the prevalence of perinatal outcomes during national COVID-19lockdowns.The objective of this rapid review was to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on the incidence of low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and stillbirth. METHODS Two reviewers searched EMBA...
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