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  1. Content type: Research article

    Echogenic intracardiac focus (EIF) has been identified as a common ultrasound finding in association with fetal aneuploidy. Little is known about the association of this soft marker aneuploidy in various ethni...

    Authors: Andrei Rebarber, Kenneth A Levey, Edmund Funai, Susan Monda and Michael Paidas

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:12

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    Pregnancy-related pelvic pain is a common condition, and use of hormonal contraceptives before pregnancy has been proposed as a risk factor. We used data from a sub-sample of women participating in the "Norweg...

    Authors: Merethe Kumle, Elisabete Weiderpass, Elin Alsaker and Eiliv Lund

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:11

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The role of paternal factors in determining the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes has received less attention than maternal factors. Similarly, the interaction between the effects of race and socioeconomic st...

    Authors: Christina Nicolaidis, Cynthia W Ko, Somnath Saha and Thomas D Koepsell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:10

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Although the debate on the safety and women's right of choice to a home delivery vs. hospital delivery continues in the developed countries, an undesirable outcome of home delivery, such as high maternal and p...

    Authors: Rajendra Raj Wagle, Svend Sabroe and Birgitte Bruun Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:8

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal mortality rates among black infants are lower than neonatal mortality rates among white infants at birth weights <3000 g, whereas white infants have a survival advantage at higher birth weights. This ...

    Authors: K S Joseph, Kitaw Demissie, Robert W Platt, Cande V Ananth, Brian J McCarthy and Michael S Kramer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:7

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Magnetocardiography enables the precise determination of fetal cardiac time intervals (CTI) as early as the second trimester of pregnancy. It has been shown that fetal CTI change in course of gestation. The ai...

    Authors: Peter van Leeuwen, Silke Lange, Anita Klein, Daniel Geue and Dietrich HW Grönemeyer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:6

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    The Magpie Trial compared magnesium sulphate with placebo for women with pre-eclampsia. 10,141 women were recruited, 8804 before delivery. Overall, 9024 children were included in the analysis of outcome at dis...

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    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:5

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Emerging research evidence suggests a potential benefit in being upright in the first stage of labour and a systematic review of trials suggests both benefits and harmful effects associated with being upright ...

    Authors: Helen Lugina, Rose Mlay and Helen Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:3

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The association between cerebral palsy in very preterm infants and clinical, histopathologic and microbiological indicators of chorioamnionitis, including the identification of specific micro-organisms in the ...

    Authors: Rasiah Vigneswaran, Stacey J Aitchison, Helen M McDonald, T Yee Khong and Janet E Hiller

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:1

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  10. Content type: Research article

    It is generally accepted that the risk of cerebral palsy decreases with increasing gestational age of live born infants. However, recent studies have shown that cerebral palsy often has prenatal antecedents in...

    Authors: K S Joseph, Alexander C Allen, Samawal Lutfi, Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck, Michael J Vincer and Ellen Wood

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2003 3:8

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  11. Content type: Technical advance

    Preeclampsia is a complex disease in which several providers should interact continuously and in a coordinated manner to provide proper health care. However, standardizing criteria to treat patients with preec...

    Authors: Ricardo Perez-Cuevas, William Fraser, Hortensia Reyes, Daniel Reinharz, Ashi Daftari, Cristina S Heinz and James M Roberts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2003 3:6

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    It has proven difficult to reach World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations that infants be exclusively breastfed from birth to six months of age [1, 2], yet there is limited knowledge about interventions th...

    Authors: Della Forster, Helen McLachlan, Judith Lumley, Christine Beanland, Ulla Waldenström, Heather Harris, Diane Earl and Kaye Dyson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2003 3:5

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  13. Content type: Case report

    We present a case of monochorionic-triamniotic pregnancy that developed after embryo transfer following in vitro fertilization (IVF).

    Authors: Labib M Ghulmiyyah, Mark Perloe, Michael J Tucker, Julie H Zimmermann, Daniel P Eller and E Scott Sills

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2003 3:4

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Birth weight- and gestational age-specific perinatal mortality curves intersect when compared across categories of maternal smoking, plurality, race and other factors. No simple explanation exists for this par...

    Authors: KS Joseph, Shiliang Liu, Kitaw Demissie, Shi Wu Wen, Robert W Platt, Cande V Ananth, Susie Dzakpasu, Reg Sauve, Alexander C Allen and Michael S Kramer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2003 3:3

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  15. Content type: Research article

    It is known that during normal pregnancy and after immunotherapy blocking antibodies are developed, these antibodies inhibit mixed lymphocyte reaction and are also anti-mitogenic in nature. Mixed lymphocyte re...

    Authors: Manoj Kumar Pandey, Vijay Saxena and Suraksha Agrawal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2003 3:2

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome is caused by distal deletion of the short arm of chromosome 4 (4p-). We report a case in which intrauterine growth restriction, hypospadias and foot deformity were detected by prenatal...

    Authors: Halil Aslan, Nilay Karaca, Seher Basaran, Hayri Ermis and Yavuz Ceylan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2003 3:1

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  17. Content type: Case report

    We present a case of primary infertility related to extreme cervical stenosis, a subset of cervical factor infertility which accounts for approximately 5% of all clinical infertility referrals.

    Authors: E Scott Sills and Gianpiero D Palermo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2002 2:9

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is known to be altered during pregnancy, but it has not been tested with a natural stressor.

    Authors: Martin Kammerer, Diana Adams, Brida von Castelberg and Vivette Glover

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2002 2:8

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD) Report, the very high risk of mortality in women who refuse blood transfusions is highlighted. The objectives were to establish current knowledge about, ...

    Authors: M Khadra, Claire Rigby, Peter Warren, Nicola Leighton and Richard Johanson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2002 2:7

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Several humoral immune factors are responsible for a successful pregnancy. There are a few studies, which demonstrate the role of antipaternal cytotoxic antibodies (APCA) and mixed lymphocyte reaction blocking...

    Authors: Suraksha Agrawal, Manoj K Pandey, SK Mandal, LC Mishra and SS Agarwal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2002 2:6

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is a multifaceted condition that affects more than half of pregnant women and can range in severity from mild nausea to severe dehydration. Presently physicians evaluate ...

    Authors: Kiran Chandra MSc, Laura Magee MD and Gideon Koren MD

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2002 2:5

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  22. Content type: Research article

    We investigated fetal and total DNA levels in maternal plasma in patients bearing fetuses affected with Down syndrome in comparison to controls carrying fetuses with normal karyotype.

    Authors: Ilona Hromadnikova, Bela Houbova, Dana Hridelova, Sona Voslarova, Pavel Calda, Katerina Nekolarova, Josef Kofer, David Stejskal, Jindrich Doucha, Ondrej Cinek and Jan Vavrirec

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2002 2:4

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Adverse drug reactions (ADR's) could be expected more frequently in pregnant women. This study was performed in order to identify ADR's to tocolytic drugs in hospitalised pregnant women.

    Authors: Dulce María Hernández-Hernández, María Josefa E Vargas-Rivera, Alejandro A Nava-Ocampo, José Antonio Palma-Aguirre and Héctor Sumano-López

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2002 2:3

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Neu-Laxova syndrome is a rare congenital abnormality involving multiple systems. We report a case of Neu-Laxova syndrome (NLS) diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound examination.

    Authors: Halil Aslan, Ahmet Gul, Ibrahim Polat, Cihan Mutaf, Mehmet Agar and Yavuz Ceylan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2002 2:1

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Caudal regression is a rare syndrome which has a spectrum of congenital malformations ranging from simple anal atresia to absence of sacral, lumbar and possibly lower thoracic vertebrae, to the most severe for...

    Authors: Halil Aslan, Halil Yanik, Nurgul Celikaslan, Gokhan Yildirim and Yavuz Ceylan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001 1:8

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Dengue, a mosquito-borne flavivirus infection, is endemic in Southeast Asia. Currently, the incidence has been increasing among adults.

    Authors: Vorapong Phupong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001 1:7

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Uncertainty remains about the potential harmful effects of antihypertensive therapy on the developing fetus, especially for beta-blockers (βb).

    Authors: Joel G Ray, Marian J Vermeulen, Elizabeth A Burrows and Robert F Burrows

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001 1:6

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Isolated twisted fallopian tube is an uncommon event, isolated twisted fallopian tube in pregnancy is also very rare. The diagnosis is often difficult and established during the operation. The right fallopian ...

    Authors: Vorapong Phupong and Praguypruek Intharasakda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001 1:5

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Some complications of childbirth (for example, faecal incontinence) are a source of social embarrassment for women, and are often under reported. Therefore, it was felt important to determine levels of complic...

    Authors: James Clarkson, Cindy Newton, Debra Bick, Gill Gyte, Chris Kettle, Mary Newburn, Jane Radford and Richard Johanson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001 1:4

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Manipulation of the follicular phase uterine epithelium in women undergoing infertility treatment, has not generally shown differing morphological effects on uterine epithelial characteristics using Scanning E...

    Authors: Susan M Adams, Nalini Gayer, Vera Terry and Christopher R Murphy

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001 1:2

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based obstetric care is widely promoted in developing countries, but the success of implementation is not known. Using selected childbirth care procedures in four hospitals in Shanghai, we compared pr...

    Authors: Xu Qian, Helen Smith, Li Zhou, Ji Liang and Paul Garner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001 1:1

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