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It is now possible to identify and study the performance of different subgroups of patients in in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs. Patients with severe pelvic adhesions due to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or endometriosis were classed as having a frozen pelvis if less than or equal to 20% of total ovarian surface was visible and if the rest of the(More)
The first 100 patients undergoing first trimester transabdominal chorionic villus sampling (placental biopsy) in our hospital are reviewed. At the time of follow up 24 patients had delivered, 68 pregnancies were at 24 weeks or more and progressing normally, 7 pregnancies were terminated and there was only 1 spontaneous miscarriage. The advantages of the(More)
Intracavity ultrasound transducer handles are not routinely immersed in liquid high-level disinfectants. We show that residual bacteria, including pathogens, persist on more than 80% of handles that are not disinfected, whereas use of an automated device reduces contamination to background levels. Clinical staff should consider the need for handle(More)
The results of the first 10 years' experience in ultrasound-guided fetal intravascular transfusions at the Royal Women's Hospital were reviewed. Since the first transfusion, a variety of techniques have been employed in 78 fetuses, all with severe erythroblastosis. A total of 288 intrauterine transfusions have been attempted with an overall survival rate of(More)
Fifty consecutive patients undergoing transabdominal chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and 52 undergoing amniocentesis completed a questionnaire following the procedure to determine the amount of pain they experienced. Mild pain, discomfort only or no pain was reported by 96% undergoing amniocentesis and 90% with CVS. Moderate or severe pain was reported(More)
In response to the World Health Organization (WHO) statements and international concerns regarding the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak, ISUOG is publishing the following guidance for ultrasound during pregnancy. With the current uncertainty regarding many aspects of the diagnosis and clinical course of ZIKV infection in pregnancy, potentially valuable(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound measurement of nuchal thickness in first trimester fetuses for predicting fetal karyotype. DESIGN A prospective study of the nuchal thickness of fetuses measured during an ultrasound examination in all women undergoing first trimester chorionic villus sampling (CVS). SETTING Two major public hospitals and(More)
A complete follow-up of the first 578 patients undergoing transabdominal chorion villus sampling (TACVS) in our combined practices was undertaken to determine the pregnancy loss rate. Factors contributing to losses and the problems incurred in achieving a clinically relevant result were also examined. It was found that increasing experience led to fewer(More)
Two hundred patients aged 40 years or more who were discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of dysfunctional uterine bleeding were followed up for 6 years. Ninety-three patients eventually underwent hysterectomy and in 64% a pathological abnormality was noted in the uterus. The length of the uterine cavity and the presence of painful and/or heavy periods(More)