David Pfeifer

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The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between coagulation and fibrinolytic system parameters with nutritive and respiratory placental function. We have analysed 79 pregnant women, of which 39 with severe preeclampsia (index group) and 41 healthy pregnant women. When comparing the study groups in third trimester, significantly lower platelet(More)
Partial 18S rRNA sequences of five chelicerate arthropods plus a crustacean, myriapod, insect, chordate, echinoderm, annelid, and platyhelminth were compared. The sequence data were used to infer phylogeny by using a maximum-parsimony method, an evolutionary-distance method, and the evolutionary-parsimony method. The phylogenetic inferences generated by(More)
Aims of the study were: evaluation of HbA1c levels in the peripheral blood of pregnant women with insulin dependent diabetes, gestational diabetes, glucose intolerance, and healthy pregnant controls; implications of HbA1c concentration on detection and the control of women with impaired carbohydrate metabolism in pregnancy; comparison of HbA1c levels with(More)
This study represents a retrospective analysis of pregnancies with chronic arterial hypertension and their outcomes. The aim was to evaluate the influence of arterial hypertension on 101 essential and 109 cases of secondary hypertension in comparison to the control group consisting of 499 normotensive pregnancies. According to the obtained data, 27.7% of(More)
Disproportionate macrosomia refers to excessive weight characterized by a high weight/length ratio. Disproportionate macrosomia is associated with an increased likelihood of neonatal complications. The aim of the study was to investigate incidence of ponderal indexes and disproportionate fetal growth rate in newborns originating from IDDM and healthy(More)
A case of a 24-year-old multigravida, with dry cough, dyspnea, fatigue, and weight loss with normal foetal growth rate is reviewed. Upon admission the patient suddenly became tachycardic, tachypnoic, cyanotic, followed by a non-palpable peripheral pulse, and asystole unresponsive to resuscitation. The autopsy revealed massive pulmonary trophoblastic(More)
The association between maternal diabetes mellitus and congenital anomalies is well established. Congenital malformations in the offspring of diabetic mothers account for approximately forty percent of perinatal deaths. The aim of the study was to identify incidence of early embryonal delay in diabetic and normal pregnancies, and to examine relationship(More)
The sticky platelet syndrome (SPS) is a congenital disorder characterized by platelet hyperaggregability to epinephrine and/or adenosine diphosphate; this predisposes affected individuals to acute myocardial infarction, ischemic optic neuropathy, recurrent venous thromboembolism, and transient ischemic cerebral attacks and strokes. Here, we describe an(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a systematic evaluation of the outcomes associated with revising institutional guidelines for the prevention of acute chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) to promote cost-effective use of the serotonin (5-HT3) antagonists. METHODS The 5-HT3 antagonist of choice in the antiemetic guidelines was revised from intravenous(More)
Alloimmune thrombocytopenia is a serious fetal disorder resulting from platelet-antigen incompatibility between the mother and the fetus. In mild cases, the diagnosis is usually made upon detection of neonatal thrombocytopenia, but serious consequences such as fetal intracranial hemorrhage and/or unexplained fetal death may complicate the disorder. Various(More)