Hermann Brühwiler

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OBJECTIVE To determine reference ranges for the diameter and the cross-sectional area of the umbilical cord during pregnancy and to determine if umbilical cord morphometry is related to fetal size. METHODS A prospective cross-sectional study was designed to assess the sonographic cross-sectional diameter and area of the umbilical cord. The sonographic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the perinatal outcome in a series of macrosomic fetuses according to the intended mode of delivery, and to estimate the individual risk of shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injury upon information available either prior the onset of labor or at delivery. STUDY DESIGN Perinatal and postnatal information of 3356 women who delivered(More)
We report the rare combination of a monoamniotic twin pregnancy with giant uterine leiomyomas in a 33-year-old para 0, gravida 1. Considering the restricted capacity of uterine expansion during pregnancy and the known complications associated with myomas, as well as the elevated morbidity and mortality of monoamniotic twin pregnancies, we opted for a(More)
INTRODUCTION Increasing evidence has demonstrated that intravaginal misoprostol (PGE1) is more effective in labor induction than dinoprostone (PGE2). Several studies have demonstrated that the administration of PGE1 instead of PGE2 reduces the induction-to-delivery interval. However, it has not been fully investigated on which phase of birth the activity of(More)
BACKGROUND  Numerous studies have shown that the preconceptional use of folic acid prevents neural tube defects. We created a study to find out whether the preconceptional use of folic acid has improved in the past 10 years, in the area of Münsterlingen, Switzerland. MATERIAL AND METHODS  We interviewed 2 groups of patients who delivered at our(More)
Even mild fetal pyelectasia is a subject to post-partal control. As fetal kidneys can easily be examined by ultrasound, different degrees of dilatation are found, but the discrimination between normal and pathological has not yet been defined. We considered any dilatation of less than 7 mm als normal. 52 fetuses were found to have a dilatation of 7 mm and(More)
QUESTIONS Are the guidelines for serological testing in pregnancy followed, and are the results on hand on admission to the labour ward? METHODS From 1.1.2007 to 31.12.2007, all patients' records were checked for serological analyses on admission to the labour ward. The serologies tabulated included tests for rubella, toxoplasmosis, hepatitis B, syphilis,(More)