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OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlations between Doppler flow velocimetry and computerized cardiotocography (cCTG) in fetal growth restriction. STUDY DESIGN Fifty growth-restricted foetuses with abdominal circumference below the 10th percentile and no major abnormalities were studied. A total of 186 cCTG tracings (at least two per patient) analysed using(More)
OBJECTIVES The study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of superselective transcatheter uterine artery embolization for control of obstetric hemorrhage. METHODS Between January 2002 and December 2005, 14 consecutive patients underwent uterine artery embolization to control postpartum hemorrhage, and two to prevent hemorrhage before second-trimester(More)
AIM The purpose of the present study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of a slow release vaginal PGE2 insert (Propess) with intracervical PGE2 gel (Prepidil gel) in the induction of cervical ripening and labour. METHODS For the induction of labour we selected 103 single pregnancies at term presenting a Bishop score of less than 5. Fifty-one were(More)
Plasma concentration, urinary excretion and renal clearance of free, total and esterified L-carnitine were monitored monthly in 14 women during the last 6 months of pregnancy and 1 month after delivery. Plasma concentration and renal clearance measured 1 month after delivery overlapped with normal values for females of comparable age, and were considered(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK The high false-positive rate of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is the major obstacle to the correct prediction and diagnosis of intrapartum fetal distress. Fetal pulse oximetry is a safe and accurate indicator of fetal oxygenation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical use of this technique for the(More)
Vertical transmission of HIV is by far the most important way of infection in pediatric patients. Transmission rate of infection varies between 15-40% in the absence of antiretroviral prophylaxis. Only 2% of infected pregnant women who underwent caesarean section and zidovudine treatment transmitted the infection to their newborns. From January 1995 to(More)
The incidence of hepatitis C in childhood is approximately 0.4%. The mode of transmission can be parenteral, sexual, occupational and also vertical. The latter has an incidence that varies widely and it increases in the case of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) coinfection and high titers of HCV in the mother. The vertical transmission is not influenced(More)
AIM The most effective technique for eliminating labour and childbirth pain is continuous lumbar epidural analgesia. The preoccupation regarding the possible negative effects on the time taken for labour and on dystocias in general represents one of the greatest hindrances in the way of its wider use. The purpose of the present study is to monitor the(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of atosiban vs ritodrine administered as single-drug or as combination therapy with the COX inhibitor ketoprofen in the treatment of preterm labor and to investigate how frequent is the need for combination therapy with ketoprofen. METHODS Ninety-one women with diagnosis of threatened(More)
The FHR monitoring in 320 patients with fetal distress were randomly analyzed and revised over 16 years. The aim of our study, in so long a period, was to evaluate the role of cardiotocography in order to preserve the fetus from irreversible damage. The results show a progressive improvement of neonatal outcome, due to the development of the experience with(More)