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4997 of 7354 pregnant women had no clinical indication for an elective ultrasound examination at 12 weeks' gestation. 2482 of these women were randomly selected for ultrasound screening at 15 weeks and the remainder received the same standard antenatal care without the scan. Labour was less often induced among screened women both for all reasons (5.9% vs(More)
In an open, controlled trial, treatment with a combination of metoprolol and hydralazine was compared with non-pharmacological management of mild and moderate hypertension in pregnancy. One hundred and sixty-one women participated in the study. The drug-treated group showed significantly better blood pressure control than the group not given(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to study the effects of isradipine, a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, on mother and fetus in the treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN The investigation was performed as a two-group, parallel, double-blind multicenter study of isradipine versus placebo. Fifty-four women were randomized to(More)
Primiparas with hypertension first recognized in pregnancy and an age- and parity-matched control group, normotensive throughout pregnancy, were monitored during 5-6 years with blood pressure recordings performed in a standardized way. At the end of the study period, 21 out of 49 women with hypertension in pregnancy had developed hypertension requiring(More)
Manipulation of the blood's oxygen carrying capacity (CaO(2)) through reinfusion of red blood cells, injections of recombinant erythropoietin or by other means results in an increased maximal oxygen uptake and concomitantly enhanced endurance performance. Therefore, there is a need to establish a system--"A Blood Pass"--through which such illegal and(More)
To investigate whether fear affects the strength with which responses are made, 12 animal-fearful individuals (five snake fearful and seven spider fearful) were instructed to decide as quickly as possible whether an animal target from a deviant category was present in a 3 × 4 item (animal) search array. The animal categories were snakes, spiders, and cats.(More)
Pharmacokinetic studies of the concentration of the beta 1-blocker metoprolol have been performed in maternal plasma, amniotic fluid, breast milk and the plasma of the newborn. The concentration of metoprolol in maternal plasma exceeds that in the amniotic fluid initially but not later on. The quotient between the metoprolol concentration in the venous(More)
A management programme for the control and treatment of Rh0 (D) immunized during pregnancy is presented. A total of 34,650 births were registered during a 4.5 year period and included 63 D positive newborns to D-immunized mothers. The outcome of all infants has been evaluated according to the severity of the haemolytic disease. Exchange transfusion was(More)
Blood lactate accumulation was studied during progressive arm exercise in male and female world class kayak paddlers (K male, K female, n = 11), weight-/power-lifters (WL/PL, n = 6), bodybuilders (BB, n = 8) and non-athletes (NA, n = 6). The heavy resistance trained athletes exhibited greater upper-body muscle volume than the other subject groups. During(More)