The objectives were to determine the prevalence of and to identify risk factors associated with constriction of the fetal ductus arteriosus (DA) following perioperative indomethacin use for fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair.
A retrospective chart review study included 100 consecutive fetuses who underwent fetal MMC repair between 2011 and 2018. All patients had fetal echocardiography...
Hysterotomy scar disruption, ranging from myometrial thinning to complete dehiscence, is a well‐established complication of open‐hysterotomy fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair. This study sought to (a) determine the feasibility of postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting signs of hysterotomy scar disruption and (b) identify the sonographic and clinical signs suggestive...
Background The risk of cardiovascular disease in women increases after menopause. It has been shown that women with lower pre-menopausal ovarian reserve may experience increased cardiovascular risk. We sought to determine whether there is any association between ovarian reserve, as assessed by Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), and preeclampsia (PE). Methods Subjects of this study were selected from...
We aimed to determine predictive factors for severe hypocalcemia in women with placenta accreta spectrum.
Material and methods
Study of 123 women with histology‐proven placenta accreta spectrum with cesarean hysterectomy between 2011 and 2017. Two groups were selected: Cases: critically low (“panic value”) serum total calcium (≤7 mg/dL) and Controls: normal serum total calcium (≥8...
The ex‐utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure is used to secure effective gas exchange prior to postnatal life. We describe the obstetrical course and maternal outcomes of a series of patients who underwent EXIT.
This is a review of all pregnancies in which fetuses were delivered by EXIT from January 2001 to April 2018. Outcome variables included estimated gestational...
To describe and compare placental and amniotic histology in women who underwent a fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair to those who underwent an open hysterotomy myelomeningocele repair. Also, we intended to compare findings from both prenatal repair groups to age‐matched control pregnant patients.
Placental and membrane histopathology from 43 prenatally repaired spina bifida cases...
The ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) is utilized to transition fetuses with prenatally diagnosed airway obstruction to postnatal life. We describe the unique clinical course, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of patients with cervical lymphatic malformation (CLM) managed with EXIT.
Review of fetuses with diagnosed CLM was delivered by EXIT (2001‐2018) in a tertiary referral...
The incidence of morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) has risen 13-fold since the early 1900s and is directly correlated with the rising rate of cesarean delivery. It is important for clinicians to screen all pregnancies for MAP at the time of routine second-trimester ultrasonography. In addition, patients with risk factors (e.g., multiple prior cesarean deliveries) should undergo targeted screening for...
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