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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of the maternal lower genital tract colonization by Ureaplasma urealiticum and Mycoplasma hominis in patiens with preterm premature rupture of the membranes. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Faculty Charles University Hradec Králové. (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to summarize the published data on the anatomical structure of the ductus venosus, the mechanism of regulation of the ductus venosus shunting and its role in the fetal survival and the possible use of the measurement of the ductus venosus shunting in the clinical practice. DESIGN Review. SETTING Department of(More)
INTRODUCTION Rare cases of pregnancy in women with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HFH) have been reported. HFH might pose significant risks for the mother and her fetus. Statins, the most potent agents for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduction, are contraindicated; thus lipoprotein apheresis remains the only effective treatment. (More)
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