Patrick Hohlfeld

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To determine the role of Chlamydia trachomatis in miscarriage, we prospectively collected serum, cervicovaginal swab specimens, and placental samples from 386 women with and without miscarriage. Prevalence of immunoglobulin G against C. trachomatis was higher in the miscarriage group than in the control group (15.2% vs. 7.3%; p = 0.018). Association between(More)
Schizophrenics have been repeatedly found to experience more obstetric complications (OCs) at birth. The meaning of such a finding is debated, and the aim of this study is to contribute to the understanding of OCs' aetiological role in schizophrenia. We compared a group of schizophrenic patients with their siblings and controls, on the basis of obstetric(More)
We envision the use of human fetal bone cells for engineered regeneration of adult skeletal tissue. A description of their cellular function is then necessary. To our knowledge, there is no description of human primary fetal bone cells treated with differentiation factors. The characterization of fetal bone cells is particularly important as the pattern of(More)
To the Editor: Parachlamydia acanthamoebae is a recently identi-fi ed agent of pneumonia (1–3) and has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes , including human miscarriage and bovine abortion (4,5). Parachla-mydial sequences have also been detected in human cervical smears (4) and in guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis (6). We present direct evidence of(More)
INTRODUCTION Fetal brain injury is an essential cause of lifelong morbidity. Infection appears as a cause of brain damage. Apart from chorioamnionitis, screening for infectious diseases must be considered in pregnancies with a risk of congenital infection or cases with abnormal cerebral ultrasound findings. DISCUSSION Congenital infections include most of(More)
BACKGROUND The development of medical-led care in obstetrics over the past decades has contributed to improving outcomes for both mother and child. Although efficiency has improved in complex situations, unnecessary interventions are still practiced in low-risk pregnancies, contrary to international recommendations. A shift to a less interventionist model(More)
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