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Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biol

Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biol
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4508

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Allen JC

Allen JC

Singapore

Publications
  • Research Article
    Lifestyle Risk Factors Associated with Threatened Miscarriage: A Case-Control Study
    Author(s): Tan TC, Neo GH, Malhotra R, Allen JC, Lie D and Østbye TTan TC, Neo GH, Malhotra R, Allen JC, Lie D and Østbye T

    Background: Threatened miscarriage occurs in 20% of pregnancies. We conducted a case-control study to assess the association between maternal lifestyle factors and risk of threatened miscarriage. Methods: Cases were 154 women presenting with threatened miscarriage in the 5th to 10th weeks of gestation; controls were 264 women without threatened miscarriage seen in antenatal clinic in the 5th to 10th week of pregnancy. Lifestyle variables were: current and past cigarette smoking, current second-hand cigarette smoke exposure, computer and mobile-phone use, perceived stress, past contraceptive use, past menstrual regularity and consumption of fish oils, caffeine and alcohol. Logistic regression was performed. Results: In multivariate analysis, we found a positive association of threatened miscarriage with second-hand smoke exposure (OR 2.93, 95% CI 1.32–6.48), .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/jfiv.1000123

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