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  1. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal mortality rates are high in rural Nepal where more than 90% of deliveries are in the home. Evidence suggests that death rates can be reduced by interventions at community level. We describe an interve...

    Authors: Joanna Morrison, Suresh Tamang, Natasha Mesko, David Osrin, Bhim Shrestha, Madan Manandhar, Dharma Manandhar, Hilary Standing and Anthony Costello

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2005 5:6

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Cervical cerclage is a surgical procedure involving suturing the cervix with a purse type stitch to keep it closed during pregnancy. This procedure has been used widely in the management of pregnancies conside...

    Authors: Catrin Tudur-Smith, Andrea L Jorgensen, Zarko Alfirevic and Paula R Williamson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2005 5:5

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Chorioamnionitis is a common underlying cause of preterm birth (PTB). It is hypothesised that polymorphisms in immunoregulatory genes influence the host response to infection and subsequent preterm birth. The ...

    Authors: Margaret F Annells, Prue H Hart, Charles G Mullighan, Susan L Heatley, Jeffrey S Robinson and Helen M McDonald

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2005 5:4

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Some currently available birth weight for gestational age standards are customized but others are not. We carried out a study to provide empirical justification for customizing such standards by sex and for wh...

    Authors: K S Joseph, Russell Wilkins, Linda Dodds, Victoria M Allen, Arne Ohlsson, Sylvie Marcoux and Robert Liston

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2005 5:3

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Fetal growth restriction is associated with significantly increased risks of neonatal death and morbidity and with susceptibility to hypertension, cardiovascular disease and NIDDM later in life. Human birth we...

    Authors: Ronald M Adkins, Caroline Campese, Rehana Vaidya and Theonia K Boyd

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2005 5:2

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Information on the extent of postpartum maternal morbidity in developing countries is extremely limited. In many settings, data from hospital-based studies is hard to interpret because of the small proportion ...

    Authors: Lisa Vallely, Yusuf Ahmed and Susan F Murray

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2005 5:1

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Pregnancy in patients with lipoprotein lipase deficiency is associated with high risk of maternal pancreatitis and fetal death. A very low fat diet (< 10% of calories) is the primary treatment modality for the...

    Authors: Elaine C Tsai, Judy A Brown, Megan Y Veldee, Gregory J Anderson, Alan Chait and John D Brunzell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:27

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    There is now good evidence about the management options for pregnant women with a breech presentation (buttocks or feet rather than head-first) at term; external cephalic version (ECV) – the turning of a breec...

    Authors: Christine L Roberts, Natasha Nassar, Alexandra Barratt, Camille H Raynes-Greenow, Brian Peat and David Henderson-Smart

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:26

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Caesarean section (CS) has become an increasingly common method of delivery worldwide, rising in the UK from 9% of deliveries in 1980 to over 21% 2001. This increase, and the question of whether CS should be a...

    Authors: Alan A Montgomery

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:25

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2006 6:1

  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Women report fear of pain in childbirth and often lack complete information on analgesic options prior to labour. Preferences for pain relief should be discussed before labour begins. A woman's antepartum deci...

    Authors: Christine L Roberts, Camille H Raynes-Greenow, Natasha Nassar, Lyndal Trevena and Kirsten McCaffery

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:24

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  11. Content type: Case report

    This report describes a patient counseling approach and non-surgical management of a dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy where delivery of the second twin followed the delivery of the first by 110 days.

    Authors: Labib M Ghulmiyyah, Salim A Wehbe, Seth A Schwartz and Eric Scott Sills

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:23

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  12. Content type: Research article

    One of every 6 United Status birth certificates contains no information on fathers. There might be important differences in the pregnancy outcomes between mothers with versus those without partner information....

    Authors: Hongzhuan Tan, Shi Wu Wen, Mark Walker and Kitaw Demissie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:21

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Periconceptional use of vitamin supplements containing folic acid reduces the risk of a neural tube defect (NTD). In November 1998, food fortification with folic acid was mandated in Canada, as a public health...

    Authors: Shiliang Liu, Roy West, Edward Randell, Linda Longerich, Kathleen Steel O'Connor, Helen Scott, Marian Crowley, Angeline Lam, Victor Prabhakaran and Catherine McCourt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:20

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A small, non-blinded, RCT (randomised controlled trial) had reported that oral antibiotics reduced the incidence of mastitis in lactating women with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus)- colonized cracked nipples. W...

    Authors: Lisa Helen Amir, Judith Lumley and Suzanne M Garland

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:19

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant women are a major risk group for malaria in endemic areas. Only little information exists on the compliance of pregnant women with malaria and anaemia preventive drug regimens in the rural areas of su...

    Authors: Caroline Miaffo, Florent Some, Bocar Kouyate, Albrecht Jahn and Olaf Mueller

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:18

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are leading causes of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, studies attempting to quantify the effect of hypertension on adverse perinatal...

    Authors: Victoria M Allen, KS Joseph, Kellie E Murphy, Laura A Magee and Arne Ohlsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:17

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum haemorrhage remains an important cause of maternal death despite treatment with conventional therapy. Uncontrolled studies and one randomised comparison with conventional oxytocics have reported dra...

    Authors: G Justus Hofmeyr, Sandra Ferreira, V Cheryl Nikodem, Lindeka Mangesi, Mandisa Singata, Zukiswa Jafta, Babalwa Maholwana, Zonke Mlokoti, Gijs Walraven and A Metin Gülmezoglu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:16

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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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...


    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:5

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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