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Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719132/endometrial-biopsy-american-college-of-nurse-midwives
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Endometrial biopsy can be used to diagnose endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, and uterine infections. This cost-effective procedure has minimal side effects, and complications are rare. The purpose of this clinical bulletin is to provide clinicians with guidance about endometrial biopsy including the procedure's advantages and disadvantages, indications and contraindications, and side effects. In addition, step-by-step instructions for performing endometrial biopsy, the equipment required, selection of sampling devices, and care before and after the procedure are discussed...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703929/induction-of-labor
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July 13, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703927/reducing-the-primary-cesarean-birth-rate-a-quality-improvement-project
#3
Julie A Javernick, Amy Dempsey
INTRODUCTION: Research continues to support vaginal birth as the safest mode of childbirth, but despite this, cesarean birth has become the most common surgical procedure performed on women. The rate has increased 500% since the 1970s without a corresponding improvement in maternal or neonatal outcomes. A Colorado community hospital recognized that its primary cesarean birth rate was higher than national and state benchmark levels. To reduce this rate, the hospital collaborated with its largest maternity care provider group to implement a select number of physiologic birth practices and measure improvement in outcomes...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703925/role-of-prophylactic-oxytocin-in-the-third-stage-of-labor-physiologic-versus-pharmacologically-influenced-labor-and-birth
#4
REVIEW
Elise N Erickson, Christopher S Lee, Cathy L Emeis
INTRODUCTION: Maternity care providers administer oxytocin prophylactically to prevent postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Prophylactic oxytocin is generally considered effective and safe and is promoted by national organizations for standardized use. In this article, the evidence supporting prophylactic oxytocin administration for women undergoing spontaneous labor and birth compared with women whose labors included administration of exogenous oxytocin for induction or augmentation is explored...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703912/resilience-bouncing-back-from-hard-times
#5
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July 13, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703909/examination-of-the-pharmacology-of-oxytocin-and-clinical-guidelines-for-use-in-labor
#6
Katie Page, William F McCool, Mamie Guidera
The use of exogenous oxytocin to induce or augment labor has increased in recent years. This literature-informed review examines the action of this medication and the potential associated complications, with an evaluation of current professional practice guidelines. A brief history of the use of exogenous oxytocin for labor induction or augmentation is presented. In addition, risk management strategies for the prevention of oxytocin-related adverse outcomes and subsequent litigation are identified.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703904/updates-from-the-literature-july-august-2017
#7
Nancy A Niemczyk, Nora Kupiec
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July 13, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703897/media-representations-of-breech-birth-a-prospective-analysis-of-web-based-news-reports
#8
Karolina Petrovska, Athena Sheehan, Caroline S E Homer
INTRODUCTION: Recent research has demonstrated that the media presentation of childbirth is highly medicalized, often portraying birth as risky and dramatic. Media representation of breech presentation and birth is unexplored in this context. This study aimed to explore the content and tone of news media reports relating to breech presentation and breech birth. METHODS: Google alerts were created using the terms breech and breech birth in online English-language news sites over a 3-year period from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697534/consensus-bundle-on-severe-hypertension-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
#9
Peter S Bernstein, James N Martin, John R Barton, Laurence E Shields, Maurice L Druzin, Barbara M Scavone, Jennifer Frost, Christine H Morton, Catherine Ruhl, Joan Slager, Eleni Z Tsigas, Sara Jaffer, M Kathryn Menard
Complications arising from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are among the leading causes of preventable severe maternal morbidity and mortality. Timely and appropriate treatment has the potential to significantly reduce hypertension-related complications. To assist health care providers in achieving this goal, this patient safety bundle provides guidance to coordinate and standardize the care provided to women with severe hypertension during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This is one of several patient safety bundles developed by multidisciplinary work groups of the National Partnership for Maternal Safety under the guidance of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686808/integrating-a-nurse-midwife-led-oral-health-intervention-into-centeringpregnancy-prenatal-care-results-of-a-pilot-study
#10
Sally H Adams, Steven E Gregorich, Sharon S Rising, Margaret Hutchison, Lisa H Chung
INTRODUCTION: National and professional organizations recommend oral health promotion in prenatal care to improve women's oral health. However, few prenatal programs include education about oral health promotion. The objective of this study was to determine if women receiving a brief, low-cost, and sustainable educational intervention entitled CenteringPregnancy Oral Health Promotion had clinically improved oral health compared to women receiving standard CenteringPregnancy care. METHODS: Women attending CenteringPregnancy, a group prenatal care model, at 4 health centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, participated in this nonrandomized controlled pilot study in 2010 to 2011...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632955/the-hallmarks-of-midwifery-connect-this-diverse-pharmacology-continuing-education-theme-issue
#11
EDITORIAL
Frances E Likis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632954/pharmacology-2017-028
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May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632953/updates-to-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-regulations-for-mifepristone-implications-for-clinical-practice-and-access-to-abortion
#13
Katherine E Simmonds, Margaret W Beal, Meghan K Eagen-Torkko
This article provides information on recent changes in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling and safety regulations for mifepristone (Mifeprex). The revised label now permits midwives, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants to order and prescribe mifepristone, eliminating the requirement for physician supervision. The updated label also extends eligibility for use from 49 to 70 days' gestation and decreases the number of required visits from 3 to 2. The recommended dose of mifepristone has been reduced, and the dosage, timing, and route of administration for misoprostol have also been changed to reflect current research...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561959/review-of-efficacy-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-treatments-for-menopausal-symptoms
#14
REVIEW
Thea R Moore, Rachel B Franks, Carol Fox
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments have been used for thousands of years around the world. There has been increased interest in utilizing CAM for menopausal symptoms since the release of results of the Women's Health Initiative elucidated long-term adverse effects associated with hormone therapy. Women looking for more natural or safer means to treat hot flushes, night sweats, and other menopausal symptoms often turn to CAM such as yoga, phytoestrogens, or black cohosh. Yet there have been few well-conducted studies looking at the efficacy of these treatments...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561915/migraines-in-women-current-evidence-for-management-of-episodic-and-chronic-migraines
#15
REVIEW
Angela Deneris, Peggy Rosati Allen, Emily Hart Hayes, Gwen Latendresse
Migraine headache is a disabling brain disorder that affects millions of women in the United States. Many migraine sufferers are undertreated. Both inadequate treatment and overuse of abortive migraine medication can contribute to progression from episodic to chronic migraine disorders. A significant number of migraine headaches or severity of episodic migraine headaches warrants treatment with prophylactic medications for prevention. This clinical update reviews the pathophysiology and diagnosis of migraine headaches in women, discusses the efficacy of abortive and chronic pharmacologic treatment, and examines strategies to prevent progression from episodic migraine to chronic migraine...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561914/opioid-use-disorder-in-pregnancy
#16
REVIEW
Van Roper, Kim J Cox
Opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnancy has increased significantly in the past 10 years. Women with OUD may often be undertreated or untreated because of limited accessibility to treatment, particularly in rural areas. Because detoxification is not recommended during pregnancy due to the potential for adverse outcomes in the fetus and a high risk of relapse for the woman, more primary care providers need to be well versed in opioid-assisted therapy. In addition, recent changes in Food and Drug Administration regulations now allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants with specialized training to provide buprenorphine treatment for pregnant women with OUD in primary care settings...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556603/taking-care-of-your-health
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May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556599/updates-from-the-literature-may-june-2017
#18
Sharon Bond
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May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556579/abortion
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May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556573/initiating-intrapartum-nitrous-oxide-in-an-academic-hospital-considerations-and-challenges
#20
Laura Migliaccio, Robyn Lawton, Lawrence Leeman, Amanda Holbrook
A 50%-50% mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen has long been used for managing pain during labor in many countries, but only recently has this intrapartum analgesic technique become popular in the United States. Nitrous oxide is considered minimal sedation and a safe pain management alternative. Many facilities are now interested in providing laboring women this analgesic option. The process of establishing use of nitrous oxide in a large institution can be complicated and may seem daunting. This brief report describes the challenges that occurred during the process of initiating nitrous oxide for pain management during childbirth at an academic medical center and discusses various committee roles...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
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