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Management of Foley catheter induction among nulliparous women: a retrospective study

Background Induction of labour is associated with increased risk for caesarean delivery among nulliparous women. The aims of this study were to evaluate the risk factors for caesarean delivery and to investigate the risk of maternal and neonatal infections in nulliparous women undergoing induction of labour by Foley catheter. Methods This clinical retrospective study of 432 ...

Do mitochondrial mutations cause recurrent miscarriage?

The cause of recurrent miscarriage (RM) can be identified in ∼50% of cases, whereas in others, unknown genetic factors are actively being sought. As mitochondrial functions, and therefore also the mitochondrial genome [mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)], have an important role in human development, through ATP production and participation in apoptosis, we aimed to study the role of mtDNA ...

Clinical cure of severe, early onset preeclampsia with low molecular weight heparin therapy in primigravida with hyperreactio luteinalis and thrombophilia

Tiitinen 0 Veli-Matti Ulander 0 Risto Kaaja 0 0 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital , PO Box 140, FIN-00290 HUS Helsinki , Finland 1To whom correspondence should

Variations of the Amnionless gene in recurrent spontaneous abortions

Recurrent spontaneous abortions (RSA) are estimated to affect 0.5–1% of couples trying to have a child. The causes of RSA are unknown in the majority of cases. This study aimed to determine whether homozygous mutations in the AMN gene in a fetus cause spontaneous abortions in humans, as they are known to cause spontaneous abortions in mice. The study was conducted by screening 40 ...