Roghayeh Samadi

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OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate what aspects of the stillbirth evaluation are considered to be essential and what tests can potentially be eliminated. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of 745 stillbirths occurring from January 1990 to December 1994 was conducted. A stillbirth was defined by an estimated gestational age >20 weeks' gestational age or(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare an optical immunoassay (OIA) rapid diagnostic kit to standard culture for the diagnosis of vaginal colonization with group B streptococcus (GBS) and to assess the accuracy and reproducibility of the OIA results. METHOD A total of 301 patients in labor were prospectively evaluated for GBS colonization with a test approved by the Food(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the incidence of massive fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) associated with fetal death and to test the hypothesis that FMH is more likely to occur in those with risk factors for FMH. STUDY DESIGN All cases of fetal death of infants weighing > 500 gm between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 1994 were reviewed for evidence of massive FMH (>(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if a group of patients with unexplained second or third trimester fetal demise have an increased prevalence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) when compared to controls. During a 5-year period from January 1989 through December 1993, the records of all fetal deaths > or = 500 g or > or = 20 weeks of gestation that(More)
Background & Objective: Assessment of the extent of the role of L. monocytogenes in human spontaneous abortions, using isolation methods and PCR analysis for the presence of actA and InlB genes. Methods and Materials: In this descriptive study, vaginal swabs were collected from 96 women with spontaneous abortions who referred to Tehran`s hospitals. The(More)
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