Maria Loreta D'Amico

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Prospective analysis of 75 pairs of nonstress tests (NSTs) obtained simultaneously from both members of 35 twin gestations was performed to quantitatively assess the incidence of simultaneous periods of fetal heart rate (FHR) reactivity and nonreactivity of twins. Comparative analysis of the paired NSTs was used to compute rates of simultaneous fetal heart(More)
We sought to prospectively determine the value of variable and lambda decelerations noted during nonstress tests in predicting oligohydramnios and perinatal outcome. On the same day as having had reactive nonstress tests, 651 women underwent obstetrical ultrasound examinations for amniotic fluid index (AFI). Lambda and variable fetal heart rate(More)
Fetal panting at a rate of 119 respiratory movements per minute, persisting for 40 minutes after external vibratory acoustic stimulation, was noted in a fetus at 33 weeks' gestation. Subsequent fetal outcome was good. The possible underlying pathophysiologic mechanism is discussed.
We present a case in which electroconvulsive therapy was performed repeatedly in pregnancy because of severe depression with psychotic features and failure of chemical treatment. Each electroconvulsive treatment was immediately followed by uterine contractions and active uterine bleeding, possibly representing recurrent abruptio placentae occurring in(More)
Sixteen vibratory acoustic stimulations were performed in seven normal twin gestations with continuous simultaneous recordings of each fetal heart rate response. All stimulations led to immediate synchronous fetal heart rate accelerations in both fetuses. This is in contrast to coinciding, yet nonsynchronous, spontaneous fetal heart rate accelerations that(More)
RATIONALE Sympathetic nervous system hyperactivity is associated with poor prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF), yet routine assessment of sympathetic nervous system activation is not recommended for clinical practice. Myocardial G protein-coupled receptor kinase-2 (GRK2) is upregulated in HF patients, causing dysfunctional β-adrenergic receptor(More)
Ten singleton third trimester fetuses exhibiting isolated long-term variability of the fetal heart rate were studied with a single Doppler transducer actocardiograph in conjunction with real-time ultrasonography. Each of these studies revealed repetitive clustered bursts of fetal breathing movements during the acceleratory phases and apneic episodes during(More)
After hindlimb ischemia (HI), increased catecholamine levels within the ischemic muscle can cause dysregulation of β2-adrenergic receptor (β2AR) signaling, leading to reduced revascularization. Indeed, in vivo β2AR overexpression via gene therapy enhances angiogenesis in a rat model of HI. G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) is a key regulator of βAR(More)
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