Patama Promsonthi

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To evaluate the fetal loss rate associated with second trimester amniocentesis. All cases of pregnant women ≥35 years old with gestational age beyond 16 weeks between 1997 and 2006 were included in this study. The study group consisted of all cases that the patients decided to have second trimester genetic amniocentesis. The control group was a randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the trends in perinatal mortality rate and causes of perinatal deaths at Ramathibodi Hospital from 1995 to 2005. DESIGN Retrospective descriptive study. MATERIAL AND METHOD Review of medical records and reports during academic activities. RESULTS The perinatal mortality rate was 5.10 per 1,000 births. Stillbirth and early neonatal(More)
Fetal trisomy 16 is considered uniformly lethal early in gestation. It has been reported to be associated with the variability of clinical features and outcomes. Mosaic trisomy 16 leads to a high risk of abnormality in prenatal cases. Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) is a common outcome of mosaic trisomy 16. Herein, we report on the case of Thai male(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical priming before first-trimester surgical abortion is recommended in certain groups of women. Nitric oxide (NO) donors induce cervical ripening without uterine contractions, but the efficacy and side effects are of concern. OBJECTIVES To evaluate NO donors for cervical ripening before first-trimester surgical abortion, in terms of(More)
Megalourethra is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by dilatation of the penile urethra which causes functional obstruction of the lower urinary system. We present a case of congenital megalourethra diagnosed prenatally. Transabdominal sonography revealed a male fetus with bilateral hydroureter, hydronephrosis, dilated bladder and normal amniotic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis in fetuses with trisomy 13. MATERIAL METHOD The present study consisted of all fetuses diagnosed of trisomy 13 and delivered at Ramathibodi Hospital between 1997 and 2006. RESULTS There were 15 cases of trisomy 13. Twelve cases (80.0%) were detected by prenatal ultrasonographic(More)
AIM To construct a normal value for inhibin-A concentrations at 14-20 weeks of gestation for a Thai population. MATERIAL AND METHODS Inhibin-A concentrations from pregnant women without Down's syndrome at 14-20(+6) weeks of gestation were measured. Maternal serum inhibin-A levels were analyzed according to the gestational age. RESULTS Serum specimens(More)