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Obesity, obstetric complications and cesarean delivery rate--a population-based screening study.
Obesity is an independent risk factor for adverse obstetric outcome and is significantly associated with an increased cesarean delivery rate. Expand
Impact of Maternal Age on Obstetric Outcome
It is concluded that increasing maternal age is independently associated with specific adverse pregnancy outcomes and is a continuum rather than a threshold effect. Expand
Zika virus: History, emergence, biology, and prospects for control.
Zika virus (ZIKV), a previously obscure flavivirus closely related to dengue, West Nile, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever viruses, has emerged explosively since 2007 to cause a series ofExpand
A Screen of FDA-Approved Drugs for Inhibitors of Zika Virus Infection.
A library of FDA-approved drugs was interrogated for their ability to block infection of human HuH-7 cells by a newly isolated ZIKV strain (ZIKV MEX_I_7) and established anti-flaviviral drugs and others that had no previously known antiviral activity were identified as inhibitors of ZikV infection. Expand
Evaluation and Management of Women and Newborns With a Maternal Diagnosis of Chorioamnionitis: Summary of a Workshop.
An expert panel was invited to a workshop to address numerous knowledge gaps and to provide evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pregnant women with what had been commonly called chorioamnionitis and the neonates born to these women. Expand
Timing of indicated late-preterm and early-term birth.
The goal of the workshop was to synthesize the available information regarding conditions that may result in medically indicated late-preterm and early-term births to determine the potential risks and benefits of delivery compared with continued pregnancy, determine the optimal gestational age for delivery of affected pregnancies when possible, and inform future research. Expand
Quad Screen as a Predictor of Adverse Pregnancy Outcome
The data suggest that components of the quad screen may prove useful in predicting adverse obstetric outcomes and showed that the total number and specific combinations of abnormal markers are most useful in Predicting the risk of adverse perinatal outcome. Expand
Work-up of stillbirth: a review of the evidence.
Known and suspected causes of stillbirth including genetic abnormalities, infection, fetal-maternal hemorrhage, and a variety of medical conditions in the mother are reviewed. Expand
Preventing the first cesarean delivery: summary of a joint Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and American College
Key points were identified to assist with reduction in cesarean delivery rates including that labor induction should be performed primarily for medical indication; if done for nonmedical indications, the gestational age should be at least 39 weeks or more and the cervix should be favorable, especially in the nulliparous patient. Expand