E. Beguin

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BACKGROUND This study was done to evaluate what percent of emergency cesarean sections are begun within the 30 minute interval between decision and incision time and to evaluate morbidity associated with this time interval. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective patient-control study of records from 75 patients undergoing emergency cesarean sections and two(More)
We estimated the size of the thyroid gland by palpation and measured thyroid gland volume with ultrasound in the immediate postpartum period and six months after delivery in 16 women. The 13% reduction in the mean thyroid gland volume detected six months after delivery implied that the thyroid gland enlarges slightly during pregnancy. Physical examination,(More)
We treated a hypoparathyroid woman with calcitriol during pregnancy and did not reduce the dosage after delivery. Despite lactation, the serum calcium level increased to 15.4 mg/dL 11 days postpartum. We treated two other hypoparathyroid women during four pregnancies with either calcitriol or dihydrotachysterol. In all five pregnancies, requirements for the(More)
We treated 30 diabetic women (31 pregnancies) during the peripartum period with a continuous insulin infusion. A mean infusion rate of 1.0 micron/h maintained the mean plasma glucose concentration below 100 mg/dl in 84% of the patients; the plasma glucose concentration was below 100 mg/dl within an hour of delivery in 71% of the women. Mild hypoglycemia(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) are derived from bone marrow and have the ability to differentiate into cartilage and other mesenchymal cell types found throughout the body. Traditionally, the differentiation of hMSCs toward chondrocytes occurs through a combination of pelleted static cell culture and chemical stimuli. As an alternative to these(More)
Microbubbles are currently in clinical use as ultrasound contrast agents and under active investigation as mediators of ultrasound therapy. To improve the theranostic potential of microbubbles, nanoparticles can be attached to the bubble shell for imaging, targeting and/or enhancement of acoustic response. Existing methods for fabricating particle-loaded(More)
Eight consecutive cases of open laparoscopic oophorectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy are reported. A modified technique that requires fewer specialized instruments and includes removal of the intact adnexa is demonstrated. Patients were not included if there was any suspicion of malignancy. Indications for surgery included chronic pelvic pain after(More)