Liliana S. Voto

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Maximum serum uric acid (SUA) levels during the third trimester of pregnancy were selected in 215 hypertensive pregnant women: 100 with mild preeclampsia (PE), 25 with severe PE, 70 with essential hypertension (EH) and 20 with EH with superimposed PE (EH + PE). The increase in SUA levels was statistically significant in women with severe PE (6.22 mg% +/-(More)
Intrauterine fetal transfusion is currently the therapy of choice in cases of severe anti-D isoimmunisation. However, its efficacy is reduced in patients with early severe hydrops fetalis due to the technical difficulties in performing this procedure before 20 weeks' gestation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether early onset of high-dose(More)
The value of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in the treatment of 24 severely Rh-sensitized pregnant women was studied. IVIG was infused at a daily dose of 0.4 g/kg maternal body weight for 4-5 consecutive days, and was administered again 15-21 days later until delivery, depending on the evolution of the hemolytic disease. Our population was divided into 3(More)
Acidosis is present in several pathological conditions where vasculogenesis takes place including ischemia, tumor growth and wound healing. We have previously demonstrated that acidosis induces human CD34+ cell apoptosis. Considering that endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) are a subpopulation of CD34+ cells and key players in vasculogenesis, in the(More)
The efficacy of misoprostol (a PGE1 analog) for induction of labor at term was compared with oxytocin by means of an open and randomized study in 153 pregnant women. A vaginal tablet containing 50 mcg of misoprostol was placed intravaginally in 78 women, the remaining 75 patients received i.v. oxytocin (2-32 mU/min). Bishop's score at the entry of the trial(More)
Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of neonatal treatment of Rh hemolytic disease with high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (HDIVIG), in reducing neonatal hemolysis. A total of 40 neonates born to isoimmunized Rh negative women were studied. The population was randomized into 2 groups: Group 1 received IVIG 800 mg/kg/day for 3 days, plus phototherapy;(More)
The antihypertensive efficacy of acute treatment with the serotonin receptor antagonist, ketanserin, in women with preeclampsia has been recently documented. The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of chronic ketanserin treatment in a group of 20 hypertensive pregnant women: 10 received daily oral doses of ketanserin (20-80 mg),(More)
Alimentary tract duplication cysts are rarely diagnosed in utero. We report two fetal patients that presented with intrathoracic alimentary tract duplication cysts, mediastinal shift and hydrops. In one fetus, the cyst continued into the fetal abdomen and pelvis through a left diaphragmatic hernia. Despite successful ultrasound-guided needle aspirations in(More)
The present study was developed to verify whether a reduction in phospholipid concentration could increase the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) sensitivity to detect lupus anticoagulant (LA) during pregnancy. The authors studied 38 pregnant women (10 normal subjects and 28 patients with associated clinical complications) and 40 nonpregnant(More)