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OBJECTIVE To report our experience with high doses (0.1-0.2 mg per 10 kg pregnant weight) of intravenous (IV) nitroglycerin as a uterine relaxing agent for managing internal podalic version of the second twin in transverse lie with unruptured membranes. METHODS Between August 1994 and December 1997, we managed 22 cases of internal podalic version of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the management and outcome of pregnancy in women with essential thrombocytemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study including all the pregnant women with essential thrombocytemia followed between January 2000 and January 2008 in a University Hospital (hôpital Jeanne-de-Flandre, Lille, France). We report our(More)
PURPOSE Pregnancy in a patient with systemic sclerosis (SSc) may pose a double problem to the medical team: influence of SSc on pregnancy and consequences of pregnancy to SSc manifestations. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND KEY POINTS Concepts have evolved. SSc was considered for a long time not only as not very propitious for pregnancy but also as a strict(More)
The fetus is able to exhibit a stress response to painful events, and stress hormones have been shown to modulate pulmonary vascular tone. At birth, the increased level of stress hormones plays a significant role in the adaptation to postnatal life. We therefore hypothesized that pain may alter pulmonary circulation in the perinatal period. The hemodynamic(More)
Venous thromboembolism is a leading cause of maternal mortality in many countries, including France. Most enquiries have repeatedly demonstrated that many deaths could be avoided, suggesting the need to update and ensure a wider diffusion of recommendations. Although thromboembolism-induced maternal death plays a major role, the absolute incidence of events(More)
Polycythemia vera is a myeloproliferative syndrome. This clonal disorder involves a pluripotent stem cell capable of differentiating into red blood cells, granulocytes, and platelets. Polycythemia vera is characterized by the overproduction of mature red blood cells in the bone marrow. Myeloid and megakaryocytic elements are also often increased.(More)