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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-01-15T13:04:16-0500
Preterm birth remains the most common cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. A short cervi- cal length on transvaginal ultrasonography has been shown to be one of the best predictors ...
This study evaluates the utility of placental/umbilical cord blood (PUCB) to perform the baseline workup testing for EONS in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: CBC (Complete Blood Count) with ...
Preterm birth (babies being born before 34 weeks pregnancy) occurs in approximately 11% of pregnancies; preterm birth can lead to complications for the baby. When mothers are identified ...
To establish if placental transfusion, using deferred cord clamping for 60 seconds or more while holding the baby at or below the level of the placenta, will improve survival without disab...
Preterm birth is the most common and costly complication in obstetrics. It complicates up to 11 % of all pregnancies and it is responsible for 70% of sick babies. Recently two studies have...
Delayed cord clamping (DCC) improves placental transfusion and increases blood volume in preterm infants when compared with immediate cord clamping (ICC). However, evidence to support DCC in multiple-...
Preterm labour and birth are two of the most important issues in perinatal care. The birth of a preterm baby is often a stressful and traumatic time for parents. Assessment of satisfaction with matern...
To assess the association between periodontitis and preterm birth in women of childbearing age.
Birth weight (BW) is often used as a proxy for gestational age (GA) in studies on preterm birth. Recent findings indicate that, in addition to perinatal outcomes, subjects born very preterm (VP; GA < ...
Preterm birth continues to be an important problem in modern obstetrics and a large public health concern and is related to increased risk for neonatal morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study w...
A parameter usually used in PRENATAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY to measure the length of the uterine neck (CERVIX UTERI). Cervical length or its shortening is used to identify and prevent early cervical opening and PRETERM BIRTH.
A polypeptide hormone of approximately 25 kDa that is produced by the SYNCYTIOTROPHOBLASTS of the PLACENTA, also known as chorionic somatomammotropin. It has both GROWTH HORMONE and PROLACTIN activities on growth, lactation, and luteal steroid production. In women, placental lactogen secretion begins soon after implantation and increases to 1 g or more a day in late pregnancy. Placental lactogen is also an insulin antagonist.
Drugs that prevent preterm labor and immature birth by suppressing uterine contractions (TOCOLYSIS). Agents used to delay premature uterine activity include magnesium sulfate, beta-mimetics, oxytocin antagonists, calcium channel inhibitors, and adrenergic beta-receptor agonists. The use of intravenous alcohol as a tocolytic is now obsolete.
Methods used for the assessment of placental function.
A method for diagnosis of fetal diseases by sampling the cells of the placental chorionic villi for DNA analysis, presence of bacteria, concentration of metabolites, etc. The advantage over amniocentesis is that the procedure can be carried out in the first trimester.