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INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS a terminology and standardized classification has yet to be developed for those complications arising directly from the insertion of synthetic (prostheses) and biological (grafts) materials in female pelvic floor surgery. METHODS this report on the above terminology and classification combines the input of members of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of antenatally determined observed to expected fetal lung area to head circumference ratio (LHR) in the prediction of postnatal survival in isolated, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS Two groups of fetuses were examined. The first group included 650 normal fetuses at 12-32 weeks' gestation, and the data collected(More)
BACKGROUND Monochorionic twin pregnancies complicated by severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome at midgestation can be treated by either serial amnioreduction (removal of large volumes of amniotic fluid) or selective fetoscopic laser coagulation of the communicating vessels on the chorionic plate. We conducted a randomized trial to compare the efficacy(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to investigate the value of fetal lung area to head circumference ratio in the prediction of the postnatal outcome in left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia treated by fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion. STUDY DESIGN The lung area to head circumference ratio was measured before fetoscopic endoluminal(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess fetal cardiac function in monochorionic twins before and after therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and compare it with control subjects. STUDY DESIGN We conducted prospective longitudinal assessment of fetal cardiac function in cases undergoing curative fetal therapy for TTTS (n = 39) until 4 weeks(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS A terminology and standardized classification has yet to be developed for those complications arising directly from the insertion of synthetic (prostheses) and biological (grafts) materials in female pelvic floor surgery. METHODS This report on the above terminology and classification combines the input of members of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential value of antenatally determined intrathoracic herniation of the liver and the ratio of fetal lung area to head circumference (LHR) in the prediction of postnatal survival in isolated, left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). METHODS In this multicenter study, we searched the antenatal-CDH-Registry for(More)
OBJECTIVE Our knowledge about miscarriages mainly concerns pregnancies of at least 8 weeks' gestation. Information about the morphology and the genetic determinants of early aborted embryos remains limited. In addition, it is known that aneuploidies account for less than half of recurrent spontaneous abortions. We hypothesized that (recurrent) early(More)
BACKGROUND Limited prospective data on the anatomic and functional outcome after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC) are available in the literature. OBJECTIVE To describe the medium-term anatomic and functional outcome of LSC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Prospective consecutive series of 132 women with vaginal vault prolapse undergoing LSC between(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify predictors of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) in monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies with moderate amniotic fluid discordance (mAFD). METHODS Monochorionic twins with mAFD (n = 45; gestational age, 15-29 weeks) were assessed for(More)