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The incidence of triplet pregnancies has increased several times due to the widespread use of ovulation induction agents. Premature delivery is the main complication of triplet gestations. In twin conceptions it was shown definitely that elective cervical suture does not prolong these pregnancies. However, in higher order multifetal gestations the uterus is(More)
Fetal movements in utero are an expression of fetal well-being. However, a sudden increase of fetal movements is a sign of acute fetal distress, such as in cases of cord complications or abruptio placentae. Decreased fetal movements are seen in cases of chronic fetal distress such as preeclampsia, hypertension in pregnancy, etc. It was shown that in these(More)
The problem of retrograde seeding of endometrial tissue fragments to the peritoneum was investigated by injecting fluids through the cervical canal into the uterus before and after curettage. Fluid samples were collected from the peritoneal cavity through a laparoscope. Endometrial glands were detected in almost all of the fluids samples, and seeding was(More)
Thromboplastic activity of amniotic fluid (TAAF) was determined in 97 normal and pathologic pregnancies using a modification of Quick's one-stage method for prothrombin time. It was shown that amniotic fluid (AF) has thromboplastic activity. This activity was found to increase with the progression of pregnancy, showing a very high correlation coefficient (r(More)
Various fetal scalp lesions are related to the use of the vacuum extractor. Blood sequestered in these lesions could result in an increased bilirubin load on the functionally limited neonatal liver, leading to the development of hyperbilirubinemia. In the present study bilirubin levels of vacuum extracted neonates were compared with those of(More)
Early in pregnancy, trophoblast invasion into the decidua and inner myometrium is essential for establishment of proper implantation, maternal-fetal exchange, and immunological tolerance of the feto-placental allograft. Unlike villous trophoblasts (VTs), extravillous trophoblasts (EVTs) are unique in their capacity to invade the maternal decidua and(More)