Chitkasaem Suwanrath

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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)
A historical cohort study was conducted to examine the pregnancy outcome in women aged 40 or older and determine the effect of age on low birth weight. The pregnancy outcomes of 789 mothers aged 40 years or older were analysed and compared with those of 20,852 mothers aged 20-34 years. There were differences in socioeconomic status and obstetric(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)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish a Thai reference for normal fetal nasal bone length at 15 to 23 weeks' gestation. METHODS The fetal nasal bone was measured by sonography in 295 pregnant women at 15 to 23 weeks' gestation from May to August 2005. One of the first 4 authors performed 3 measurements for each woman when the fetus was in(More)
To compare the pregnancy outcome between pregnancies affected and not affected by thalassemia trait. 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 hemoglobin typing(More)
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)
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)
To study the normal ranges of sleep–wake cycles in normal fetuses. A total of 600 fetal heart rate (FHR) tracings were studied from uncomplicated singleton pregnancies at a gestational age between 30 and 40 weeks with a 1-h recording. Two obstetricians interpreted all the FHR recordings independently. The mean baseline FHR was 141.6 (7.6) beats/min. The(More)
To determine the effect of a vacuum operator’s experience on Apgar scores. 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 Apgar scores and rates(More)