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The beneficial effects of the oral application of zinc aspartate in pregnancy is investigated in a randomly selected study group of 179 patients and a control group of 345 patients. This study confirms the prophylactic effectiveness of zinc replacement in reducing the overall complication rate for both mother and fetus and in particular for large-for-date(More)
The mortality and morbidity of newborns with low birth-weight are considerably higher than in newborns with normal body-weight. The incidence of perinatal death and injury is highest in the low birth-weight group. In countries with low prematurity rates perinatal mortality is in most cases correspondingly low, e. g. Sweden and the Netherlands. Hence the(More)
Using a one-channel neuromagnetometer adjusted to a special site on the mother's abdomen, we succeeded in recording prenatally, for the for the time, human fetal brain activity in late pregnancy. It was possible to record both the fetal auditory-evoked neuromagnetic field and to detect fetal brain activity by analysis of the frequency spectrum. Such(More)
We currently consider the external version of the fetus from a breech to a vertex presentation near term the best solution to the disadvantages of a breech delivery for mother and child. Version at such a late time in gestation is only possible with the aid of the tocolytic relaxation of the uterus as recommended by us. This method offers two important(More)
  • Eric Saling
  • European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and…
  • 1984
Repeated late abortions and high-risk, low-chance premature births are among the problems of obstetrics and perinatal medicine still to be solved. It seems that a solution is on its way, through the early total cervix occlusion (ETCO) performed by us - a solution for at least some of these highly problematic cases. The special advantage of this measure is(More)
The respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is the most frequent postnatal complication of prematurity having a 25% lethal outcome even today (KEUTH [6]). The same author reports that RDS affects 8% of an unselected population of premature infants and 20% of a negatively selected population found in clinical departments for premature babies. Hence avoidance of(More)
Amnioscopy is available as an out-patient procedure, whenever hazards threaten the life of the foetus during late pregnancy. An endoscope-the amnioscope-is passed into the cervical canal so that the amniotic fluid can be inspected through the intact forewaters. Amniotic fluid which is clear, or milky from emulsification of vernix, indicates that conditions(More)
BACKGROUND The most frequent cause of preventable early premature births (< 32 + 0 gestational weeks) is urogenital tract infection (UTI). Screening for UTI and Chlamydia are now standard examinations. Detection of ascending genital infections, especially bacterial vaginosis, plays an ever-increasing role. Lactobacilli, which produce, e. g., lactic acid,(More)
In 30 of 137 high-risk pregnancies we observed absent end-diastolic velocities indicating a high downstream impedance, which could be proved by histomorphological findings of the placenta. On the average the loss of end-diastolic velocities occurred 2-3 days before suspicious and nearly 8 days before pathological cardiotocographic findings. The perinatal(More)