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Maternal health and pregnancy

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of maternal health during pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, obesity, anemia, hypertension, alcohol use, and all other aspects of maternal health.

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  1. Psychiatric disorders have been associated with sleep disorders in men and non-pregnant women, but little is known about sleep complaints and disorders among pregnant women with psychiatric disorders.

    Authors: Chunfang Qiu, Bizu Gelaye, Neway Fida and Michelle A Williams

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:104

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  2. The purpose of the study was to evaluate intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) of variables concerning personal characteristics, structure, outcome and process in the Brazilian Network for Surveillance of ...

    Authors: Samira M Haddad, Maria H Sousa, Jose G Cecatti, Mary A Parpinelli, Maria L Costa and Joao P Souza

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:101

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  3. Maternal race/ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic status (SES) are important factors determining birth outcome. Previous studies have demonstrated that, teenagers, and mothers with advanced maternal age (AMA), a...

    Authors: Beatriz E de Jongh, Robert Locke, David A Paul and Matthew Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:97

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  4. Few studies have investigated the impact of sexual violence on health during pregnancy. We examined the association between sexual violence and the reporting of physical symptoms during pregnancy.

    Authors: Mirjam Lukasse, Lena Henriksen, Siri Vangen and Berit Schei

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:83

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  5. To determine whether patients with placenta previa who delivered preterm have an increased risk for recurrent spontaneous preterm birth.

    Authors: Offer Erez, Lena Novack, Vered Klaitman, Idit Erez-Weiss, Ruthy Beer-Weisel, Doron Dukler and Moshe Mazor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:82

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  6. Specific genetic contributions for preeclampsia (PE) are currently unknown. This genome-wide association study (GWAS) aims to identify maternal single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and copy-number variants (...

    Authors: Linlu Zhao, Elizabeth W Triche, Kyle M Walsh, Michael B Bracken, Audrey F Saftlas, Josephine Hoh and Andrew T Dewan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:61

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in pregnancy is 2-10% and is associated with both maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes as pyelonephritis and preterm delivery. Antibiotic treatment is reporte...

    Authors: Brenda M Kazemier, Caroline Schneeberger, Esteriek De Miranda, Aleid Van Wassenaer, Patrick M Bossuyt, Tatjana E Vogelvang, Frans JL Reijnders, Friso MC Delemarre, Corine JM Verhoeven, Martijn A Oudijk, Jeanine A Van Der Ven, Petra N Kuiper, Nicolette Feiertag, Alewijn Ott, Christianne JM De Groot, Ben Willem J Mol…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:52

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced endogenously, and can also be acquired from many exogenous sources: ie. cigarette smoking, automobile exhaust. Although toxic at high levels, low level production or exposure l...

    Authors: Carolina C Venditti, Richard Casselman and Graeme N Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:101

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Knowledge on how well we can predict primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) can help policy makers and health providers design current delivery protocols and PPH case management. The purpose of this paper is to i...

    Authors: Ndola Prata, Sabry Hamza, Suzanne Bell, Deborah Karasek, Farnaz Vahidnia and Martine Holston

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:97

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  10. The endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (NOS3) has been proposed as a candidate gene for preeclampsia. However, studies so far have produced conflicting results. This study examines the specific role of varian...

    Authors: Nikos Zdoukopoulos, Chrysa Doxani, Ioannis E Messinis, Ioannis Stefanidis and Elias Zintzaras

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:89

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The most common indication for cesarean section (CS) in nulliparous women is dystocia secondary to ineffective myometrial contractility. The aim of this study was to identify a molecular profile in myometrium ...

    Authors: Donal J Brennan, Sharon F McGee, Elton Rexhepaj, Darran P O'Connor, Michael Robson and Colm O'Herlihy

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:74

    Content type: Research article

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