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2012 | January-April | Volume 3 | Issue 1

EDITORIAL

Editorial

[Year:2012] [Month:January-April] [Volume:3] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Hema Divakar

Iron-deficiency Anemia in Pregnant Women: What preventing Practitioners from using IV Iron Sucrose

[Year:2012] [Month:January-April] [Volume:3] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:1 - 7]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10016-1032  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Background

Severe anemia in pregnancy results in relatively poor maternal and fetal outcome. Maternal effects are preterm labor, preeclampsia, sepsis and postpartum hemorrhage and increase need of blood transfusion. In India, the decision to recommend appropriate supplementation for IDA in pregnant women is left to the health care personnel and based on the individual maternal condition.

Objective

To assess the problems/limitations of health care practitioners to treat IDA with IV iron sucrose in pregnant women and to suggest ways forward for expansion of its use with confidence.

Materials and methods

The questionnaire included 18 questions altogether related to treatment, influencing factors for treatment, risk factors, attitutes and awareness about parenteral iron sucrose supplementation. All data were entered into an electronic database without personal identifiers to maintain confidentiality. The data was analyzed by using SPSS version 17.0.

Results

The survey consisted of responses from 107 health care professionals from urban and rural practitioners in India. Out of 107, 28.1% respondents said that the majority of the anemic patients were between 9.9 and 7.0 mg/dl Hb—moderate category. A total of 78 (72.90%) said that they would recheck Hb levels 4 weeks after oral ion treatment for checking the patient's response. Of the respondents, 42.52% of them said that the women were compliant and took supplementation as per prescription. All respondents agreed that there could be a mean 58% reduction of blood transfusions by using IV iron sucrose. Many respondents (74, 79.44%) expressed interest to have more information from recent research to expand the indications for use.

Conclusion

Dissemination of information related to IV iron sucrose to all practitioners and reduction in costs would help them to expand the use with confidence and avert many complications related to maternal and fetal health due to gestational anemia.

How to cite this article

Divakar H. Iron-deficiency Anemia in Pregnant Women: What preventing Practitioners from using IV Iron Sucrose. Int J Infertility Fetal Med 2012;3(1): 1-7.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Anu Kottur, Muthugadhahalli S Srinivas, Partha P Majumdar, Pushpa M Bhargava

Social Isolation Following Embryo Transfer increases Success Rates in IVF and ICSI Cycles

[Year:2012] [Month:January-April] [Volume:3] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:8 - 14]

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Abstract

Background and objective

Bruce et al had shown, during 1959 to 1968, that if, 24 hours after mating, a mouse belonging to a different inbred strain than the stud mouse was placed in the cage of the female mouse, partitioned in such a way that no physical contact of the nonstud male with the female was possible, pregnancy was blocked. We, therefore, decided to determine whether, by analogy with mice, isolation of women from all other men except the husband, for 3 days after embryo transfer following in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracycloplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), increases the establishment of pregnancy.

Method

We isolated randomly selected 729 women from all other men except the husband for 3 full days after embryo transfer following IVF/ICSI, and followed them to the end of pregnancy; 1005 randomly selected women who were treated similarly but not isolated served as the control group.

Results

The establishment of clinical pregnancy as well as live births were more than 50% higher in the isolated group than in the control.

Conclusion

The social isolation as mentioned above could substantially increase the success rates in IVF or ICSI. While the exact mechanism of this phenomenon is yet to be understood, one possible explanation may be, by analogy with mice, an olfactory block to implantation.

How to cite this article

Rao KA, Srinivas MS, Kottur A, Majumdar PP, Bhargava PM. Social Isolation Following Embryo Transfer Increases Success Rates in IVF and ICSI Cycles. Int J Infertility Fetal Med 2012;3(1):8-14.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

SS Vasan, Srinivas Belur Veerachari

Mobile Phone Electromagnetic Waves and Its Effect on Human Ejaculated Semen: An in vitro Study

[Year:2012] [Month:January-April] [Volume:3] [Number:1] [Pages:7] [Pages No:15 - 21]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Veerachari SB, Vasan SS. Mobile Phone Electromagnetic Waves and Its Effect on Human Ejaculated Semen: An in vitro Study. Int J Infertility Fetal Med 2012;3(1):15-21.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Pratap Kumar, Rajeshwari G Bhat, KV Bhagya

Association of Low Maternal Plasma Glucose after Oral Glucose Challenge Test with Small for Gestational Age Neonate

[Year:2012] [Month:January-April] [Volume:3] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:22 - 25]

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Abstract

Aims and objectives

To study the association of low maternal plasma sugar with birth weight and neonatal morbidity.

Materials and methods

Glucose challenge test was performed in low risk women, the birth weight and neonatal morbidities were compared between women with low GCT (<88 mg/dl) and normal GCT (88-139 mg/dl).

Results

Incidence of small for gestational age (<2500 gm) was significantly more in women with low GCT (17.3% vs 7.3%), but difference in NICU admission between the two groups was not significant statistically.

Conclusion

Prevalence of small for gestational age neonate was significantly higher in women with low GCT compared to women with normal GCT.

How to cite this article

Bhat RG, Bhagya KV, Kumar P. Association of Low Maternal Plasma Glucose after Oral Glucose Challenge Test with Small for Gestational Age Neonate. Int J Infertility Fetal Med 2012;3(1):22-25.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Pratap Kumar, Anand Balasubramanian

Endometrioma Cyst: To Remove or Not?

[Year:2012] [Month:January-April] [Volume:3] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:26 - 29]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Kumar P, Balasubramanian A. Endometrioma Cyst: To Remove or Not? Int J Infertility Fetal Med 2012;3(1):26-29.

CASE REPORT

Baidyanath Chakravarty, Soma Singh, Manju Chakravarty, Astha Chakravarty

Large Fibroid arising from Mullerian Remnant Mimicking as Ovarian Neoplasm in a Woman with MRKH Syndrome

[Year:2012] [Month:January-April] [Volume:3] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:30 - 32]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10016-1037  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Singh S, Chakravarty B, Chakravarty M, Chakravarty A. Large Fibroid arising from Mullerian Remnant Mimicking as Ovarian Neoplasm in a Woman with MRKH Syndrome. Int J Infertility Fetal Med 2012;3(1):30-32.

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