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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the screening accuracy of pregnancy hypertensive disorders by maternal serum biomarkers and uterine artery Doppler in the first trimester. STUDY DESIGN Prospectively enrolled nulliparous women had uterine artery Doppler and serum measured at 11-13 weeks. Maternal characteristics, uterine artery Doppler, and serum placental biomarkers(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze neonatal and maternal complications of operative vaginal delivery using spatulas. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective observational study of 1065 consecutive spatula-assisted deliveries at Nice University Hospital from 2003 through 2006, excluding stillbirths and breech deliveries. After univariate analysis, we performed(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels are used to evaluate the ovarian reserve. AMH serum concentrations have recently been studied among women attending fertility centers, and among women with regular menstrual cycles but normative values have not been established among fertile women: the objective of this study was to establish those values. (More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the impact of initiating raltegravir (RAL)-containing combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) regimens on HIV viral load (VL) in pregnant women who have high or suboptimal VL suppression late in pregnancy. METHODS HIV-infected pregnant women who started RAL-containing cART after 28 weeks' gestation from 2007 to 2013 were identified(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To describe obstetrical and neonatal outcomes among a cohort of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected women, comparing HCV RNA positive to HCV RNA negative women; (2) to characterize virologic and hepatic parameters associated with HCV infection during pregnancy; and (3) to describe the rate of HCV vertical transmission. METHODS We prospectively(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of placental growth factor (PlGF), soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), and inhibin A in singleton and multiple-gestation pregnancies for predicting preeclampsia (PE) and small for gestational age (SGA). STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort nested in a randomized controlled trial of antioxidant supplementation for(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is common among infants born to HIV-infected women. Nelfinavir (NFV), an antiretroviral drug that is safe during pregnancy, inhibits CMV replication in vitro at concentrations that standard doses achieve in plasma. We hypothesized that infants born to women receiving NFV for prevention of(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of the study was to establish the predictive value of prenatal ultrasound markers for complex gastroschisis (GS) in the first 10 days of life. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this retrospective cohort study over 11 years (2000-2011) of 117 GS cases, the following prenatal ultrasound signs were analyzed at the last second- and(More)
OBJECTIVE This guideline reviews the evidence relating to the care of pregnant women living with HIV and the prevention of perinatal HIV transmission. Prenatal care of pregnancies complicated by HIV infection should include monitoring by a multidisciplinary team with experts in this area. OUTCOMES OUTCOMES evaluated include the impact of HIV on pregnancy(More)
OBJECTIVE Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and prenatal exposure to oxidative stress are thought to lead to increased risks of cardiovascular disease later in life. The objective of the present study was to document whether cord blood oxidative stress biomarkers vary with the severity of IUGR and of vascular disease in the twin pregnancy model in(More)