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BACKGROUND Several studies have evaluated outcomes of singleton pregnancies after blastocyst versus cleavage stage embryo transfer. Higher incidences of preterm birth (PTB), very preterm birth (VPTB), low birthweight (LBW) and congenital malformations were identified in a few of them. The objective of our study was to systematically review and meta-analyze(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was aimed to compare trace elements concentrations in women with and without severe pre-eclampsia (PE). METHODS A prospective case-control study was conducted comparing 43 parturients with severe PE (who received magnesium sulfate [MgSO4]) and 80 healthy parturients and their newborns, matched for gestational age and mode of delivery.(More)
STUDY QUESTION What are the medical, psychosocial and legal aspects of gestational surrogacy (GS), including pregnancy outcomes and complications, in a large series? SUMMARY ANSWER Meticulous multidisciplinary teamwork, involving medical, legal and psychosocial input for both the intended parent(s) (IP) and the gestational carrier (GC), is critical to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of early maternal feeding on maternal satisfaction and gastrointestinal complications on patients following simple and complicated caesarean delivery (CD). METHODS A prospective, randomised study was designed including 179 women undergoing first or repeated CD. Women who were assigned to the early feeding group received(More)
OBJECTIVE Trace elements are minerals required in minute quantities to maintain proper physical functioning. The role of trace elements in the process of parturition is poorly understood. This study was aimed to determine levels of trace elements' concentration in maternal plasma and umbilical venous and arterial plasma at term during active labor vs(More)
BACKGROUND Women who work commercially in sex work (female sex workers [FSW]) are considered a high-risk group for sexually transmissible infections (STI), yet the level of reported pathogens varies in studies around the world. This study reviewed STI rates reported in 42 studies of FSW around the world published between 1995 and 2006 and analysed the(More)
BACKGROUND Bone formation in the ovary, with the exception of developing in the setting of mature cystic teratoma, is exceedingly rare. CASE A 46-year-old woman with a history of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain underwent total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. A 3 cm solid heavily calcified mass with a stony hard(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical characteristics of maternal and neonatal outcome among women with cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) during pregnancy. METHODS Our computerized database was used to identify patients with CVA during pregnancy and puerperium from January 1988 to March 2004. Their medical records were identified and reviewed. RESULTS There(More)
Due to the mobile and clandestine nature of those who enter a country illegally, female sex workers (FSWs) who are working without papers or work permits often have no access to sexual health care. This study reports on the sexually transmissible infection (STI) prevalence among a sample of 43 sex workers working illegally. Brothel workers from republics of(More)