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Maternal and perinatal outcomes in high vs low risk-pregnancies affected by SARS-COV-2 infection (Phase-2): The WAPM (World Association of Perinatal Medicine) working group on COVID-19.

Authors:
Francesco D'Antonio Cihat Sen Daniele DI Mascio Alberto Galindo Cecilia Villalain Ignacio Herraiz Resul Arısoy Ali Ovayolu Hasan Eroğlu Manuel Guerra Canales Subhashini Ladella Liviu Cojocaru Ozhan Turan Sifa Turan Eran Hadar Noa A Brzezinski-Sinai Sarah Dollinger Ozlem Uyaniklar Sakine Rahimli Ocakouglu Zeliha Atak Tanja Premru-Srsen Lilijana Kornhauser-Cerar Mirjam Druškovič Liana Ples Reyhan Gündüz Elif Ağaçayak Javier Alfonso Schvartzman Mercedes Negri Malbran Marco Liberati Francesca Di Sebastiano Ludovica Oronzi Chiara Cerra Danilo Buca Angelo Cagnacci Arianna Ramone Fabio Barra Andrea Carosso Chiara Benedetto Stefano Cosma Axelle Pintiaux Caroline Daelemans Elena Costa Ayşegül Özel Murat Muhçu Jesús S Jimenez Lopez Clara Alvarado Anna Luengo Piqueras Dolores Esteban Oliva Giovanni Battista Luca Schera Nicola Volpe Tiziana Frusca Igor Samardjiski Slagjana Simeonova Irena Aleksioska Papestiev Javier Hojman Ilgin Turkcuoglu Antonella Cromi Antonio Simone Laganà Fabio Ghezzi Angelo Sirico Alessandra Familiari Giovanni Scambia Zulfiya Khodjaeva Gennady T Sukhikh Ksenia A Gorina Renato Augusto Moreira de Sa Mariana Vaz Otto Henrique May Feuerschuette Anna Nunzia Della Gatta Aly Youssef Gaetana Di Donna Alicia Martinez-Varea Gabriela Loscalzo José Morales Roselló Vedran Stefanovic Irmeli Nupponen Kaisa Nelskylä Rodrigo Ayala Rebeca Garrote Molpeceres Asunción Pino Vázquez Fabrizio Sandri Ilaria Cataneo Marinella Lenzi Esra Tustas Haberal Erasmo Huertas Amadeo Sanchez Pedro Arango Amanda Bermejo María Monica Gonzalez Alcantara Gökhan Göynümer Erhan Okuyan Ciuhodaru Madalina Ana Concheiro Guisan Alejandra Martínez Schulte Valentina Esposito Valentina De Robertis Snezana Zdjelar Milan Lackovic Sladjana Mihajlovic Nelly Jekova Gabriele Saccone Mehmet Musa Aslan Maria Carmela Di Dedda Maisuri Chalid Jose Enrique Moros Canache George Daskalakis Panos Antsaklis Enrique Criado Vega Elisa Cueto Chiara Taccaliti Alicia Yeliz Aykanat Şerife Özlem Genç Bernd Froessler Petya Angelova Radulova Danila Morano Beatrice Bianchi Maria Giulia Lombana Marino Gabriella Meccariello Bindu Rohatgi Antonio Schiattarella Maddalena Morlando Nicola Colacurci Andrea Villasco Nicoletta Biglia Ana Luiza Santos Marques Alessandra Gatti Daniela Luvero Roberto Angioli Alejandro Pittaro Albert Lila Blanka Zlatohlávková

Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2021 Feb 20:100329. Epub 2021 Feb 20.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Neonatology, General Hospital in Prague and First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Objectives: To evaluate maternal and perinatal outcomes in high compared to low-risk pregnancies complicated by SARS-COV-2 infection.

Methods: This was a multinational retrospective cohort study including women with laboratory-confirmed SARS-COV-2 from 76 centers from 25 different countries in Europe, United States, South America, Asia and Australia from 04 April 2020 till 28 October 2020. The primary outcome was a composite measure of maternal mortality and morbidity including admission to intensive care unit (ICU), use of mechanical ventilation, or death. Secondary outcome was a composite measure of adverse perinatal outcome, including miscarriage, fetal loss, neonatal (NND) and perinatal (PND) death, and admission to neonatal intensive care unit. All these outcomes were assessed in high-risk compared to low-risk pregnancies. Pregnancies were considered as high risk in case of either pre-existing chronic medical conditions pre-existing pregnancy or obstetric disorders occurring in pregnancy. Fisher-test and logistic regression analysis were used to analyze the data.

Results: 887 singleton pregnancies tested positive to SARS-COV-2 at RT-PCR nasal and pharyngeal swab were included in the study. The risk of composite adverse maternal outcome was higher in high compared to low risk-pregnancies with an OR of 1.52 (95% CU 1.03-2.24; p= 0.035). Likewise, women carrying a high risk-pregnancies were also at higher risk of hospital admission (OR: 1.48, 95% CI 1.07-2.04; p= 0.002), presence of severe respiratory symptoms (OR: 2.13, 95% CI .41-3.21; p= 0.001), admission to ICU (OR: 2.63, 95% CI 1.42-4.88) and invasive mechanical ventilation (OR: 2.65, 95% CI 1.19- 5.94; p= .002). When exploring perinatal outcomes, high-risk pregnancies were also at high risk of adverse perinatal outcome with an OR 0f 1.78 (95% CI .15-2.72; p= 0.009). However, such association was mainly due to the higher incidence of miscarriage in high risk compared to low risk pregnancies (5.3% vs 1.6%, p= 0.008), while there was no difference as regard as the other explored outcomes between the two study groups. At logistic regression analysis, maternal age (OR: 1.12, 95% CI 1.02-1.22, p= 0.023) and the presence of a high-risk pregnancies (OR: 4.21, 95% CI 3.90-5.11, p<0.001) were independently associated with adverse maternal outcome.

Conclusions: High-risk pregnancies complicated by SARS-COV-2 infection are at higher risk of adverse maternal outcome compared to low-risk gestations.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7896113PMC
February 2021

Usefulness of USCOM® evaluation in women with chronic hypertension who developed severe preeclampsia with low platelets and elevated liver enzymes.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2021 Jan 17:1-4. Epub 2021 Jan 17.

Obstetric Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

Cardiovascular changes that occur during pregnancy have been recently described and are matter of debate; during gestation we observe an increase in cardiac output and a reduction of peripheral total vascular resistance (TVR). In pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders, instead, these changes are lacking, with a persisting low cardiac output and high peripheral resistances. In this case report, we observed that in patients with chronic hypertension TVR are high, while the cardiac output is able to face the needs of pregnancy. The increase in TVR before the decision to deliver, due to bad blood pressure control despite therapy, may precede the alterations in blood tests (platelet decreasing and high liver enzymes). This data may be useful for monitoring patients with chronic hypertension and identifying those at higher risk of developing HELLP/severe preeclampsia.
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January 2021

Risk factors associated with adverse fetal outcomes in pregnancies affected by Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): a secondary analysis of the WAPM study on COVID-19.

Authors:
Daniele Di Mascio Cihat Sen Gabriele Saccone Alberto Galindo Amos Grünebaum Jun Yoshimatsu Milan Stanojevic Asım Kurjak Frank Chervenak María José Rodríguez Suárez Zita Maria Gambacorti-Passerini María de Los Angeles Anaya Baz Esther Vanessa Aguilar Galán Yolanda Cuñarro López Juan Antonio De León Luis Ignacio Cueto Hernández Ignacio Herraiz Cecilia Villalain Roberta Venturella Giuseppe Rizzo Ilenia Mappa Giovanni Gerosolima Lars Hellmeyer Josefine Königbauer Giada Ameli Tiziana Frusca Nicola Volpe Giovanni Battista Luca Schera Stefania Fieni Eutalia Esposito Giuliana Simonazzi Gaetana Di Donna Aly Youssef Anna Nunzia Della Gatta Mariano Catello Di Donna Vito Chiantera Natalina Buono Giulio Sozzi Pantaleo Greco Danila Morano Beatrice Bianchi Maria Giulia Lombana Marino Federica Laraud Arianna Ramone Angelo Cagnacci Fabio Barra Claudio Gustavino Simone Ferrero Fabio Ghezzi Antonella Cromi Antonio Simone Laganà Valentina Laurita Longo Francesca Stollagli Angelo Sirico Antonio Lanzone Lorenza Driul Fabiana Cecchini D Serena Xodo Brian Rodriguez Felipe Mercado-Olivares Deena Elkafrawi Giovanni Sisti Rosanna Esposito Antonio Coviello Marco Cerbone Maddalena Morlando Antonio Schiattarella Nicola Colacurci Pasquale De Franciscis Ilaria Cataneo Marinella Lenzi Fabrizio Sandri Riccardo Buscemi Giorgia Gattei Francesca Della Sala Eleonora Valori Maria Cristina Rovellotti Elisa Done Gilles Faron Leonardo Gucciardo Valentina Esposito Flaminia Vena Antonella Giancotti Roberto Brunelli Ludovico Muzii Luigi Nappi Felice Sorrentino Lorenzo Vasciaveo Marco Liberati Danilo Buca Martina Leombroni Francesca Di Sebastiano Luciano Di Tizio Diego Gazzolo Massimo Franchi Quintino Cesare Ianniciello Simone Garzon Giuliano Petriglia Leonardo Borrello Albaro Josè Nieto-Calvache Juan Manuel Burgos-Luna Caroline Kadji Andrew Carlin Elisa Bevilacqua Marina Moucho Pedro Viana Pinto Rita Figueiredo José Morales Roselló Gabriela Loscalzo Alicia Martinez-Varea Vincente Diago Jesús S Jimenez Lopez Alicia Yeliz Aykanat Stefano Cosma Andrea Carosso Chiara Benedetto Amanda Bermejo Otto Henrique May Feuerschuette Ozlem Uyaniklar Sakine Rahimli Ocakouglu Zeliha Atak Reyhan Gündüz Esra Tustas Haberal Bernd Froessler Anupam Parange Peter Palm Igor Samardjiski Chiara Taccaliti Erhan Okuyan George Daskalakis Renato Augusto Moreira de Sa Alejandro Pittaro Maria Luisa Gonzalez-Duran Ana Concheiro Guisan Şerife Özlem Genç Blanka Zlatohlávková Anna Luengo Piqueras Dolores Esteban Oliva Aylin Pelin Cil Olus Api Panos Antsaklis Liana Ples Ioannis Kyvernitakis Holger Maul Marcel Malan Albert Lila Roberta Granese Alfredo Ercoli Giuseppe Zoccali Andrea Villasco Nicoletta Biglia Ciuhodaru Madalina Elena Costa Caroline Daelemans Axelle Pintiaux Elisa Cueto Eran Hadar Sarah Dollinger Noa A Brzezinski Sinai Erasmo Huertas Pedro Arango Amadeo Sanchez Javier Alfonso Schvartzman Liviu Cojocaru Sifa Turan Ozhan Turan Maria Carmela Di Dedda Rebeca Garrote Molpeceres Snezana Zdjelar Tanja Premru-Srsen Lilijana Kornhauser Cerar Mirjam Druškovič Valentina De Robertis Vedran Stefanovic Irmeli Nupponen Kaisa Nelskylä Zulfiya Khodjaeva Ksenia A Gorina Gennady T Sukhikh Giuseppe Maria Maruotti Silvia Visentin Erich Cosmi Jacopo Ferrari Alessandra Gatti Daniela Luvero Roberto Angioli Ludovica Puri Marco Palumbo Giusella D'Urso Francesco Colaleo Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda Ilma Floriana Carbone Antonio Mollo Giovanni Nazzaro Mariavittoria Locci Maurizio Guida Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo Pierluigi Benedetti Panici Vincenzo Berghella Maria Elena Flacco Lamberto Manzoli Giuseppe Bifulco Giovanni Scambia Fulvio Zullo Francesco D'Antonio

J Perinat Med 2020 11;48(9):950-958

Centre for High Risk Pregnancy and Fetal Care, University of Chieti, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chieti, Italy.

Objectives To evaluate the strength of association between maternal and pregnancy characteristics and the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes in pregnancies with laboratory confirmed COVID-19. Methods Secondary analysis of a multinational, cohort study on all consecutive pregnant women with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 from February 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020 from 73 centers from 22 different countries. A confirmed case of COVID-19 was defined as a positive result on real-time reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR) assay of nasal and pharyngeal swab specimens. The primary outcome was a composite adverse fetal outcome, defined as the presence of either abortion (pregnancy loss before 22 weeks of gestations), stillbirth (intrauterine fetal death after 22 weeks of gestation), neonatal death (death of a live-born infant within the first 28 days of life), and perinatal death (either stillbirth or neonatal death). Logistic regression analysis was performed to evaluate parameters independently associated with the primary outcome. Logistic regression was reported as odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI). Results Mean gestational age at diagnosis was 30.6±9.5 weeks, with 8.0% of women being diagnosed in the first, 22.2% in the second and 69.8% in the third trimester of pregnancy. There were six miscarriage (2.3%), six intrauterine device (IUD) (2.3) and 5 (2.0%) neonatal deaths, with an overall rate of perinatal death of 4.2% (11/265), thus resulting into 17 cases experiencing and 226 not experiencing composite adverse fetal outcome. Neither stillbirths nor neonatal deaths had congenital anomalies found at antenatal or postnatal evaluation. Furthermore, none of the cases experiencing IUD had signs of impending demise at arterial or venous Doppler. Neonatal deaths were all considered as prematurity-related adverse events. Of the 250 live-born neonates, one (0.4%) was found positive at RT-PCR pharyngeal swabs performed after delivery. The mother was tested positive during the third trimester of pregnancy. The newborn was asymptomatic and had negative RT-PCR test after 14 days of life. At logistic regression analysis, gestational age at diagnosis (OR: 0.85, 95% CI 0.8-0.9 per week increase; p<0.001), birthweight (OR: 1.17, 95% CI 1.09-1.12.7 per 100 g decrease; p=0.012) and maternal ventilatory support, including either need for oxygen or CPAP (OR: 4.12, 95% CI 2.3-7.9; p=0.001) were independently associated with composite adverse fetal outcome. Conclusions Early gestational age at infection, maternal ventilatory supports and low birthweight are the main determinants of adverse perinatal outcomes in fetuses with maternal COVID-19 infection. Conversely, the risk of vertical transmission seems negligible.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2020-0355DOI Listing
November 2020

Reliability of transperineal ultrasound for the assessment of the angle of progression in labor using parasagittal approach versus midsagittal approach.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2019 Oct 23:1-6. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sant'Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, University of Bologna , Bologna , Italy.

To assess the inter-method agreement between midsagittal (msAoP) and parasagittal (psAoP) measurements of the angle of progression (AoP) during labor. In addition, we aimed to evaluate the correlation between AoP measurements by both midsagittal and parasagittal approaches with the mode of delivery. We recruited a nonconsecutive series of women in active labor with a singleton uncomplicated term pregnancy with fetuses in vertex presentation. Women underwent transperineal ultrasound in the absence of uterine contractions or maternal pushing to measure both msAoP and psAoP. The inter-method agreement between the two acquisitions was then assessed. Lastly, both measurements were compared between women who had a vaginal delivery versus those who underwent cesarean section (CS). Overall, 151 women were included in the study. We found an excellent agreement between msAoP and psAoP (ICC 0.935; 95% CI 0.912-0.953,  < .001). On the other hand, psAoP overestimated the measurements in comparison with msAoP (101.2 ± 15.6 versus 98.2 ± 16.0,  < .001). There was a significant correlation between both methods of AoP assessment and duration of the active second stage of labor and AoP measured by either method was significantly wider in patients who delivered vaginally compared to those who had a CS. Our data showed a significant difference in the measured angle between the psAoP and the originally described msAoP. The automated measurements of AoP that have been introduced are designed using the parasagittal visualization of the more echogenic pubic arch, rather than the hypoechogenic pubic symphysis. We think that in the light of our data, care should be taken before applying data from midsagittal measurement in centers using the parasagittal automated approach.
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October 2019