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2007-02-09 12:00:13

By Mingione, Matthew J; Pressman, Eva K; Woods, James R Abstract Our understanding of the pathophysiologic processes leading to preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) has grown tremendously in recent years. Evidence suggests that there may be a genetic susceptibility to PPROM and that genetic and environmental elements are important cofactors in its development. A number of risk-based protocols have been proposed in an attempt to identify those women at highest risk for PPROM....

2006-08-31 00:59:26

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The risk of miscarriage after undergoing chorionic villus sampling, or CVS, to detect birth defects is lower than previously thought and essentially carries the same risk than the more commonly used amniocentesis, according to new research. The findings, although based on a fairly small sample of cases, are important because most women prefer prenatal screening as early as possible in pregnancy, and CVS is performed about six weeks earlier than amniocentesis....

2006-07-12 16:34:59

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Ultrasound technology is a safer and more accurate way to diagnose Rh disease than the standard technique of sampling fluid from a fetus to check for the blood problem, an international study showed on Wednesday. The disease, which can lead to stillbirth or brain damage, is caused by blood incompatibility between mother and fetus, and once led to thousands of stillbirths and infant deaths each year in the United States. The research, the first to...

2006-02-02 11:22:24

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - By testing for four proteins in fetus-cushioning amniotic fluid, doctors can predict when pregnant women are at risk of delivering preterm and when their infants are at risk for severe infections, according to a presentation today at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Catalin S. Buhimschi, from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his associates used imaging mass spectrometry to obtain a protein...

2005-08-05 08:31:23

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists looking for easier and less-controversial alternatives to stem cells from human embryos said on Friday they found a potential source in placentas saved during childbirth. They described primitive cells found in a part of the placenta called the amnion, which they coaxed into forming a variety of cell types and which look very similar to sought-after embryonic stem cells. With 4 million children born in the...

2005-08-05 08:24:59

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists looking for easier and less-controversial alternatives to stem cells from human embryos said on Friday they found a potential source in placentas saved during childbirth. They described primitive cells found in a part of the placenta called the amnion, which they coaxed into forming a variety of cell types and which look very similar to sought-after embryonic stem cells. With 4 million children born in the...

2005-08-05 08:30:00

WASHINGTON -- Scientists looking for easier and less-controversial alternatives to stem cells from human embryos said on Friday they found a potential source in placentas saved during childbirth. They described primitive cells found in a part of the placenta called the amnion, which they coaxed into forming a variety of cell types and which look very similar to sought-after embryonic stem cells. With 4 million children born in the United States each year, placentas could provide a ready...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a rare congenital disorder charaeterized by a diluted, non- obstructive urinary bladder and hypoperistalsis of the gastro- intestinal tract, which is considered lethal. About 90 patients have been reported, predominantly female. We present the case of a female newborn with MMIHS in whom antenatal ultrasound was suggestive for the diagnosis, which was confirmed after delivery. Diagnostic features by antenatal ultrasound are...


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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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