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OBJECTIVE To review the maternal morbidity and neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with in vitro fertilization (IVF) multiple pregnancies. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of data collected from office and hospital records and from questionnaires sent to patients, their obstetricians, and pediatricians. SETTING Patients (all with private insurance(More)
Retrospective analysis was made of office and hospital records of patients with sickle cell hemoglobinopathies. Blood products were transfused only when indicated for symptomatic anemia, severe anemia with a hematocrit less than 18%, sickle crisis, cardiovascular instability, and preoperatively. The Fisher exact test and the Student t test were used for(More)
Fourteen cases of typhoid fever complicating pregnancy are presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by blood cultures in 13 patients and by a rising Widal titer in one. Stool cultures were positive in only two out of five patients; urine cultures in 12 patients and cervical cultures in five patients were all negative. The clinical presentation was similar to(More)
A 52-year-old female presented with a progressively enlarging vulvar mass. Pathological evaluation revealed a high-grade vulvar leiomyosarcoma. Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies were performed to support the diagnosis. In an effort to better understand the biology of this tumor additional immunohistochemical studies for the protein product of(More)
OBJECTIVES To present six additional cases of gynecologic tumors in tamoxifen-treated breast cancer patients, review the literature, and recommend measures for surveillance. METHODS The hospital and office records of patients treated with tamoxifen at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Research Medical Center were analyzed. A comprehensive review(More)
A study of 46 patients with trisomic fetuses was performed to determine if there are one or more second-trimester ultrasonic findings predictive of aneuploidy. Videotapes of ultrasonography performed prior to amniocentesis on the 46 fetuses with autosomal trisomy and from a control group of 50 chromosomally normal fetuses were reviewed without knowledge of(More)
In conclusion, CC has been associated with an increased rate of multifetal pregnancy; however, after each induction cycle, pregnancy should be ruled out before start of a new induction cycle. This would prevent misinterpretations of the gestational age at delivery, and hence of maturity, and would also help prevent any potential malformation that may be(More)
Electrical breast stimulation using a modified electromyograph was performed on 10 pregnant women between 38 and 42 weeks of gestation. An adequate uterine contraction pattern (at least three contractions lasting > or = 30 seconds in a 10-minute interval either recorded by external tochodynamometry, palpated and/or felt by the patient) was obtained in 8 of(More)
Bernard-Soulier Syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive bleeding disorder characterized by a normal or low platelets count, the presence of giant platelets, and a prolonged bleeding time. Only five pregnant patients with this disease have been previously reported. Most of the complications seem to occur in the intrapartum or postpartum period. In some(More)