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Pregnancy is associated with increased oxidative stress, and exaggeration of oxidative damage is considered important in pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia. There is, however, only scattered information regarding the longitudinal change of oxidative stress during pregnancy. We surmised that the placenta is the cause of the increased oxidative(More)
OBJECTIVE Maternal ovarian torsion in pregnancy is a rare complication. This study was conducted to review the clinical manifestations, and to compare the outcome between laparoscopy and laparotomy in women undergoing surgery for ovarian torsion (OT) during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using the International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision,(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate normal reference values of nuchal translucency (NT) thickness in normal Taiwanese fetuses between 11 and 14 weeks of gestation. METHODS A prospective study of ultrasound measurements of fetal NT and crown-rump length (CRL) at 11-14 weeks of gestation was conducted in 724 consecutive Taiwanese fetuses between 1998 and 2001. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate (1) whether there is an increasing trend in the mean maternal age at the birth of the first child and in the group of women giving birth at age 35 or older, and (2) the association between advanced maternal age and adverse perinatal outcomes in an Asian population. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of transvaginal ultrasound aspiration and ethanol sclerotherapy in patients with recurrent ovarian endometriomas. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital affiliated with Chang Gung University, Taipei. PATIENT(S) Patients (n = 108) with recurrent ovarian endometriomas >or=3 cm. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
BACKGROUND Unexplained intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) may be a consequence of placental insufficiency; however, its etiology is not fully understood. We surmised that defective placentation in IUGR dysregulates cellular bioenergic homeostasis, leading to increased autophagy in the villous trophoblast. The aims of this work were (1) to compare the(More)
We report on a case demonstrating unilateral Horner's syndrome (HS) after lumbar epidural obstetric anesthesia. A healthy, 32-year-old woman with a breech presentation was scheduled for an elective Cesarean section. The patient had normal vital signs throughout the surgical procedure. The operation lasted for 50 min. In the recovery room, she complained of(More)
The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for placental abruption in an Asian population. The authors conducted a retrospective review of 37 245 Taiwanese women who delivered between July 1990 and December 2003. Pregnancies complicated by placenta previa, multiple gestation, and fetal anomalies were excluded. Multivariable logistic regression(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between maternal oxidative stress at mid-gestation and subsequent development of pregnancy complications. STUDY DESIGN A total of 503 healthy pregnant women provided their blood and urine samples at 24 to 26 weeks of gestation and were prospectively followed through postpartum. These samples were used to assess a(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors for placenta previa in an Asian population. METHODS This retrospective cohort study involved Taiwanese women delivered between July 1990 and December 2003 at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Pregnancies complicated by multiple gestation and fetal anomalies were excluded. RESULTS There were 457 cases of(More)