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No association between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and apolipoprotein E type epsilon 4 (ApoE epsilon 4) phenotype was found among centenarians in Finland (N = 179). The data are based on ascertainment of all centenarians in Finland in 1991. All examinations were conducted during 1991. The diagnoses of dementia and AD were based on clinical grounds, conforming… (More)
INTRODUCTION Placenta percreta is an obstetric emergency often associated with massive hemorrhage and emergency hysterectomy. CASE PRESENTATION We present the case of a 30-year-old African woman, gravida 7, para 5, with placenta percreta managed by an alternative approach: the placenta was left in situ, methotrexate was administered, and a delayed… (More)
Introduction. Intra-amniotic infection (IAI) is a major cause of preterm labor and adverse neonatal outcome. We evaluated amniotic fluid (AF) proteolytic cascade forming biomarkers in relation to microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and IAI in preterm pregnancies with intact membranes. Material and Methods. Amniocentesis was made to 73 women… (More)
Objective. Assess the impact of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and obesity on neonatal and maternal pregnancy outcomes. Methods. Cross-sectional data (3343 pregnancies) from seven European centres were included in a multilevel analysis of the association between GDM/obesity and caesarean section, macrosomia and neonatal morbidities. Results. Comparison… (More)
BACKGROUND Although rare, placental abruption is implicated in disproportionately high rates of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Understanding geographic and temporal variations may provide insights into possible amenable factors of abruption. We examined abruption frequencies by maternal age, delivery year, and maternal birth cohorts over three decades… (More)
KEY CLINICAL MESSAGE When massive fetomaternal hemorrhage is diagnosed in the early third trimester of pregnancy, serial fetal intravascular transfusion may be an alternative to immediate delivery.