Chitkasaem Suwanrath

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OBJECTIVE To assess serial changes of cervical dimensions in pregnant Thai women between 24 and 34 weeks' gestation by translabial sonography. METHODS A longitudinal study of cervical dimensions obtained by translabial sonography at 24, 28, 30, 32, and 34 weeks' gestation in 144 women was conducted. The gestational age at labor was recorded and women were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of the 5 sonographic morphology scoring (SMS) systems (Sassone, DePriest, Lerner, Vera and Kawai and Valentin) for prediction of malignant ovarian tumors. METHODS A diagnostic study was conducted at Songklanagarind Hospital during November 2008 to June 2009. All of the patients scheduled for elective surgery due to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate fetal behaviour in breech and cephalic fetuses at term, using a computerised fetal behaviour program. DESIGN An observational study. SETTING Pregnancy Assessment Centre, University Hospital, Nottingham. SAMPLE Twenty-six breech and 58 cephalic fetuses between 36 and 41 weeks. METHODS Behaviour (fetal heart rate and activity)(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is an important parasite in pregnant women. This case-controlled study assessed the seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in 640 pregnant women in southern Thailand and identified their associated risk factors. The overall seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis was 181 (28.3%). Of this, 138 (21.6%) were positive for only anti-Toxoplasma immunoglobulin(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the pregnancy outcome between pregnancies affected and not affected by thalassemia trait. METHODS A retrospective case-control cohort study was conducted on singleton pregnant women who attended antenatal care and delivered at Songklanagarind Hospital. All of the participating thalassemia trait pregnant women were diagnosed based on(More)
AIM To compare the mortality, morbidity of emergency and elective cesarean section with vaginal delivery among Asian teaching hospitals. METHODS Hospital based prospective study at 12 centers of 9 countries. RESULTS 12 591 vaginal deliveries, 3062 elective and 4328 emergency cesarean section were followed up to 5 days postpartum. Maternal deaths (95%(More)
Toxoplasmosis, being one of the TORCH’s infections in pregnant women, is caused by Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite. This parasitic infection in pregnancy congenitally causes severe outcomes to their fetus and newborn. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence and stages of Toxoplasma infection in pregnant women and its(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of a vacuum operator's experience on Apgar scores. METHODS A historical cohort study was conducted. All women who delivered by vacuum extraction between January 2003 and December 2007 at Songklanagarind Hospital were recruited. Vacuum operators were divided into two groups: staff doctors and residents. Comparisons of(More)
AIM To determine the knowledge and attitudes of pregnant Thai women towards Down syndrome screening. METHODS A total of 714 pregnant women were recruited attending antenatal clinics in Songklanagarind Hospital from February through June 2007. Their knowledge and attitudes concerning Down syndrome screening were evaluated through self-administered(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to compare the effectiveness of counseling methods before second trimester genetic amniocentesis. STUDY DESIGN The design of this study is a randomized controlled study comparing the improvement in patients' knowledge satisfaction anxiety and perceived pain between computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and leaflet(More)