Niels Uldbjerg

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between elective caesarean sections and neonatal respiratory morbidity and the importance of timing of elective caesarean sections. DESIGN Cohort study with prospectively collected data from the Aarhus birth cohort, Denmark. SETTING Obstetric department and neonatal department of a university hospital in Denmark.(More)
OBJECTIVES The concentration of bioavailable insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I and II is important to foetal growth. It is regulated by insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBP) 1 through 6. Proteolytic cleavage of IGFBP-3 takes place in human pregnancy serum; accordingly, IGFBP-3 serum levels decrease markedly during pregnancy. ADAM12 (A(More)
Connective tissue in biopsy specimens taken from the lower part of the uterine cervix in 40 pregnant women at various gestational ages was compared to that in similar biopsy specimens from 15 nonpregnant women. The concentrations of collagen, sulfated glycosaminoglycans, and hyaluronic acid decreased during pregnancy. At the gestational age of 10 weeks, the(More)
When postpartum cervical biopsy specimens were compared with biopsy specimens from nonpregnant women, they revealed a 12-fold decrease in mechanical strength, a 50% reduction in the concentrations of collagen and sulfated glycosaminoglycans, a 35% reduction in hyaluronic acid, an increase in collagen extractability, and a fivefold increase in collagenolytic(More)
Listeria is commonly found in processed and prepared foods and listeriosis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Preventative measures are well prescribed and monitoring and voluntary recall of contaminated products has resulted in a 44% reduction in the prevalence of perinatal listeriosis in the USA. Pregnant women are at high risk for(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine early fetal growth, pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) and free β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) in relation to the risk of delivering a small-for-gestational age (SGA) infant. METHODS Included in the study were 9450 singleton pregnant women who attended the prenatal screening program at Aarhus University Hospital,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the cervical collagen in non-pregnant women with a history of congenital cervical incompetence. SUBJECTS Ten non-pregnant women with congenital cervical incompetence, defined as cervical incompetence in the first pregnancy in a woman without previous cervical trauma. Seventy-one normal non-pregnant women (31 nulligravidae, nine(More)
OBJECTIVE The initiation of treatment for women with threatening preterm labor requires effective distinction between true and false labor. The electrohysterogram (EHG) has shown great promise in estimating and classifying uterine activity. However, key issues remain unresolved and no clinically usable method has yet been presented using EHG. Recent studies(More)
OBJECTIVE Electrohysterographic assessment of the propagation velocity of uterine depolarization has been introduced as a promising predictor of preterm labor. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to characterize the uterine electrohysterographic signals during labor and to determine the propagation velocity and propagation direction of(More)