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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532462/is-quality-of-care-a-key-predictor-of-perinatal-health-care-utilization-and-patient-satisfaction-in-malawi
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Andreea A Creanga, Sara Gullo, Anne K Sebert Kuhlmann, Thumbiko W Msiska, Christine Galavotti
BACKGROUND: The Malawi government encourages early antenatal care, delivery in health facilities, and timely postnatal care. Efforts to sustain or increase current levels of perinatal service utilization may not achieve desired gains if the quality of care provided is neglected. This study examined predictors of perinatal service utilization and patients' satisfaction with these services with a focus on quality of care. METHODS: We used baseline, two-stage cluster sampling household survey data collected between November and December, 2012 before implementation of CARE's Community Score Card© intervention in Ntcheu district, Malawi...
May 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532393/maternal-care-quality-in-near-miss-and-maternal-mortality-in-an-academic-public-tertiary-hospital-in-yogyakarta-indonesia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#2
Yuli Mawarti, Adi Utarini, Mohammad Hakimi
BACKGROUND: Reducing maternal mortality remains a major challenge for health care systems worldwide. The factors related to maternal mortality were extensively researched, and maternal death clusters around labour, delivery and the immediate postpartum period. Studies on the quality of maternal care in academic medical centre settings in low income countries are uncommon. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of maternal deaths was conducted in an academic public tertiary hospital in Yogyakarta, and maternal near misses were used as controls...
May 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525984/study-protocol-evaluation-of-the-probiotic-lactobacillus-fermentum-cect5716-for-the-prevention-of-mastitis-in-breastfeeding-women-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#3
Diana M Bond, Jonathan M Morris, Natasha Nassar
BACKGROUND: Mastitis and accompanying pain have been associated with the cessation of breastfeeding. Mastitis is an inflammatory condition of the breast and may be a result of decreased immunity and a lowered resistance to infection. Mastitis affects up to one in five breastfeeding women with most episodes occurring in the first 6-8 weeks postpartum. Antibiotics are often used in the treatment of mastitis, but have not been popular or proven effective as a preventative agent. The WHO has highlighted significant concerns relating to adverse harms of antibiotic use with the production of antibiotic-resistant strains of disease organisms...
May 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521785/expect-with-me-development-and-evaluation-design-for-an-innovative-model-of-group-prenatal-care-to-improve-perinatal-outcomes
#4
Shayna D Cunningham, Jessica B Lewis, Jordan L Thomas, Stephanie A Grilo, Jeannette R Ickovics
BACKGROUND: Despite biomedical advances and intervention efforts, rates of preterm birth and other adverse outcomes in the United States have remained relatively intransigent. Evidence suggests that group prenatal care can reduce these risks, with implications for maternal and child health as well as substantial cost savings. However, widespread dissemination presents challenges, in part because training and health systems have not been designed to deliver care in a group setting. This manuscript describes the design and evaluation of Expect With Me, an innovative model of group prenatal care with a strong integrated information technology (IT) platform designed to be scalable nationally...
May 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514959/prevention-of-postpartum-haemorrhage-by-community-based-auxiliary-midwives-in-hard-to-reach-areas-of-myanmar-a-qualitative-inquiry-into-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-task-shifting
#5
Kyu Kyu Than, Yasmin Mohamed, Victoria Oliver, Theingi Myint, Thazin La, James G Beeson, Stanley Luchters
BACKGROUND: In Myanmar, postpartum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality and contributes to around 30% of all maternal deaths. The World Health Organization recommends training and supporting auxiliary midwives to administer oral misoprostol for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in resource-limited settings. However, use of misoprostol by auxiliary midwives has not formally been approved in Myanmar. Our study aimed to explore community and provider perspectives on the roles of auxiliary midwives and community-level provision of oral misoprostol by auxiliary midwives...
May 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511722/use-of-rapid-ascertainment-process-for-institutional-deaths-rapid-to-identify-pregnancy-related-deaths-in-tertiary-care-obstetric-hospitals-in-three-departments-in-haiti
#6
Andrew T Boyd, Erin N Hulland, Reynold Grand'Pierre, Floris Nesi, Patrice Honoré, Reginald Jean-Louis, Endang Handzel
BACKGROUND: Accurate assessment of maternal deaths is difficult in countries lacking standardized data sources for their review. As a first step to investigate suspected maternal deaths, WHO suggests surveillance of "pregnancy-related deaths", defined as deaths of women while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of cause. Rapid Ascertainment Process for Institutional Deaths (RAPID), a surveillance tool, retrospectively identifies pregnancy-related deaths occurring in health facilities that may be missed by routine surveillance to assess gaps in reporting these deaths...
May 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506217/association-between-maternal-social-deprivation-and-prenatal-care-utilization-the-precare-cohort-study
#7
Clémentine Gonthier, Candice Estellat, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Béatrice Blondel, Toni Alfaiate, Thomas Schmitz, Jean-François Oury, Laurent Mandelbrot, Dominique Luton, Philippe Ravaud, Elie Azria
BACKGROUND: Maternal social deprivation is associated with an increased risk of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Inadequate prenatal care utilization (PCU) is likely to be an important intermediate factor. The health care system in France provides essential health services to all pregnant women irrespective of their socioeconomic status. Our aim was to assess the association between maternal social deprivation and PCU. METHODS: The analysis was performed in the database of the multicenter prospective PreCARE cohort study...
May 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506268/ethnic-differences-in-folic-acid-supplement-use-in-a-population-based-cohort-of-pregnant-women-in-norway
#8
Tarja I Kinnunen, Line Sletner, Christine Sommer, Martine C Post, Anne Karen Jenum
BACKGROUND: Peri-conceptional use of folic acid supplements is recommended to prevent neural tube defects. Correct supplement use seems to be less common among ethnic minorities. We examined ethnic differences in folic acid supplement use before and during pregnancy and possible effect modification by education or planning of pregnancy. METHODS: The participants were 811 healthy pregnant women from a population-based cohort study in Oslo, Norway in 2008-2010. Ethnicity was categorized to five groups (European, Middle Eastern, South Asian, East Asian, African)...
May 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506265/determinants-of-poor-utilization-of-antenatal-care-services-among-recently-delivered-women-in-rwanda-a-population-based-study
#9
Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa, Ingrid Mogren, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Joseph Ntaganira, Gunilla Krantz
BACKGROUND: In Rwanda, a majority of pregnant women visit antenatal care (ANC) services, however not to the extent that is recommended. Association between socio-demographic or psychosocial factors and poor utilization of antenatal care services (≤2 visits during the course of pregnancy irrespective of the timing) among recently pregnant women in Rwanda were investigated. METHODS: This population-based, cross sectional study included 921 women who gave birth within the past 13 months...
May 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506226/institutional-delivery-service-utilization-and-associated-factors-among-women-of-reproductive-age-in-the-mobile-pastoral-community-of-the-liban-district-in-guji-zone-oromia-southern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Wako Golicha Wako, Dejene Hailu Kassa
BACKGROUND: Globally, an estimated 289,000 maternal deaths occurred in 2013. Majority of these deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Mobility of pastoralists is a well-recognized survival strategy in arid and semi-arid land of sub-Saharan Africa. However governments often encourage settlement as a solution to the difficulty of providing health services for mobile pastoralists. This study aimed to assess utilization of institutional delivery and associated factors among women of reproductive age in the mobile pastoral community of the Liban District in Guji zone, Oromia, Ethiopia...
May 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499376/benefits-of-preparing-for-childbirth-with-mindfulness-training-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-active-comparison
#11
Larissa G Duncan, Michael A Cohn, Maria T Chao, Joseph G Cook, Jane Riccobono, Nancy Bardacke
BACKGROUND: Childbirth fear is linked with lower labor pain tolerance and worse postpartum adjustment. Empirically validated childbirth preparation options are lacking for pregnant women facing this problem. Mindfulness approaches, now widely disseminated, can alleviate symptoms of both chronic and acute pain and improve psychological adjustment, suggesting potential benefit when applied to childbirth education. METHODS: This study, the Prenatal Education About Reducing Labor Stress (PEARLS) study, is a randomized controlled trial (RCT; n = 30) of a short, time-intensive, 2...
May 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499362/active-delivery-of-the-anterior-arm-and-incidence-of-second-degree-perineal-tears-a-clinical-practice-evaluation
#12
Nicolas Mottet, Marine Bonneaud, Astrid Eckman-Lacroix, Rajeev Ramanah, Didier Riethmuller
BACKGROUND: Evaluate the feasibility of active delivery of the anterior arm during spontaneous delivery. This maneuver could decrease incidence of second-degree perineal tears because it reduces fetal biacromial diameter. METHODS: An observational comparative prospective study was conducted at our teaching maternity from July 2012 to March 2013. The study included 199 nulliparous women ≥18 years, who met the following criteria: singleton pregnancy, vaginal delivery with occiput anterior presentation, on epidural analgesia, from 37 weeks of gestation onward...
May 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486938/barriers-and-facilitators-related-to-the-uptake-of-four-strategies-to-prevent-neonatal-early-onset-group-b-haemolytic-streptococcus-disease-a-qualitative-study
#13
Diny G E Kolkman, Margot A H Fleuren, Maurice G A J Wouters, Christianne J M de Groot, Marlies E B Rijnders
BACKGROUND: Actions to prevent early onset disease in neonates are based on different strategies including administering antibiotic prophylaxis during labour in case of 1) maternal GBS colonisation (screening strategy), 2) identified risk factors (risk-based strategy) or 3) a combination of these two conditions (maternal GBS colonisation and identified risk factors: combination strategy and the Dutch guideline). Low adherence to guidelines preventing EOGBS has been reported. Each strategy has drawbacks and clinical outcomes are affected by care providers' and women's adherence...
May 9, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482869/intravenous-iron-sucrose-v-s-oral-ferrous-fumarate-for-treatment-of-anemia-in-pregnancy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Shruti B Bhavi, Purushottam B Jaju
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of intravenous iron sucrose with that of oral ferrous fumarate in iron deficiency anemia during 14 to 34 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed involving 112 patients attending the antenatal clinic at Shri B.M.Patil Medical college Hospital, Bijapur from October 2011 to August 2012,with hemoglobin levels between 70-110 g/L and serum ferritin of < 15 ng/ml...
May 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482821/understanding-coping-strategies-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period-a-qualitative-study-of-women-living-with-hiv-in-rural-uganda
#15
Scholastic Ashaba, Angela Kaida, Bridget Frances Burns, Kasey O'Neil, Emma Dunkley, Christina Psaros, Jasmine Kastner, Alexander C Tsai, David R Bangsberg, Lynn T Matthews
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, 58% of adults living with HIV are women. In Uganda, HIV prevalence is 8.3% for women compared to 6.1% for men. Access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programs have enabled women living with HIV (WLWH) to have children with minimal risk of perinatal transmission. Nevertheless, pregnant WLWH face many challenges. We explored women's perceptions of how they cope with the challenges of pregnancy and the postpartum period as HIV-infected women...
May 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472945/personal-and-environmental-factors-associated-with-the-utilisation-of-maternity-waiting-homes-in-rural-zambia
#16
Cephas Sialubanje, Karlijn Massar, Davidson H Hamer, Robert A C Ruiter
BACKGROUND: Although the association between the presence of maternity waiting homes (MWHs) and the personal and environmental factors that affect the use of MWHs has been explained in qualitative terms, it has never been tested in quantitative terms. The aim of this study was to test the association between the presence of MWHs and personal and environmental factors that affect the use of MWHs. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using an interviewer-administered questionnaire from 1(st) July to 31(st) August, 2014 among 340 women of reproductive age in 15 rural health centres in Kalomo district, Zambia...
May 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468653/a-description-of-the-methods-of-the-aspirin-supplementation-for-pregnancy-indicated-risk-reduction-in-nulliparas-aspirin-study
#17
Matthew K Hoffman, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Norman Goco, Marion Koso-Thomas, Menachem Miodovnik, Elizabeth M McClure, Dennis D Wallace, Jennifer J Hemingway-Foday, Antoinette Tshefu, Adrien Lokangaka, Carl L Bose, Elwyn Chomba, Musaku Mwenechanya, Waldemar A Carlo, Ana Garces, Nancy F Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, Sarah Saleem, Robert L Goldenberg, Archana Patel, Patricia L Hibberd, Fabian Esamai, Edward A Liechty, Robert Silver, Richard J Derman
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) remains the leading cause of neonatal mortality and long term disability throughout the world. Though complex in its origins, a growing body of evidence suggests that first trimester administration of low dose aspirin (LDA) may substantially reduce the rate of PTB. METHODS: Hypothesis: LDA initiated in the first trimester reduces the risk of preterm birth. Study Design Type: Prospective randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded multi-national clinical trial conducted in seven low and middle income countries...
May 3, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464884/risk-factors-for-postpartum-depression-among-chinese-women-path-model-analysis
#18
Shiping Liu, Yan Yan, Xiao Gao, Shiting Xiang, Tingting Sha, Guangyu Zeng, Qiong He
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression causes harm to both mothers and infants. The purpose of this study was to find out several potential risk factors, and to identify the intrinsic interrelationships between factors and postpartum depression by constructing a path model. The results of this study may help to control the increasing incidence of maternal postpartum depression. METHODS: The study was based on a sample of mothers from a cross-sectional study which was set up at 4 weeks after a mother had childbirth and was conducted in three streets at Kaifu District of Changsha in Hunan province from January to December 2015...
May 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464842/evaluation-of-a-quality-improvement-intervention-for-obstetric-and-neonatal-care-in-selected-public-health-facilities-across-six-states-of-india
#19
Enisha Sarin, Subir K Kole, Rachana Patel, Ankur Sooden, Sanchit Kharwal, Rashmi Singh, Mirwais Rahimzai, Nigel Livesley
BACKGROUND: While increase in the number of women delivering in health facilities has been rapid, the quality of obstetric and neonatal care continues to be poor in India, contributing to high maternal and neonatal mortality. METHODS: The USAID ASSIST Project supported health workers in 125 public health facilities (delivering approximately 180,000 babies per year) across six states to use quality improvement (QI) approaches to provide better care to women and babies before, during and immediately after delivery...
May 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449651/impacts-of-counseling-on-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-medication-use-during-pregnancy
#20
Ramesh Devkota, G M Khan, Kadir Alam, Binaya Sapkota, Deepa Devkota
BACKGROUND: Counseling has a significant role in improving knowledge, attitude and practice outcomes of pregnant women towards medication use. Proper counseling thus could be beneficial to prevent any medication related misadventure during pregnancy. The present study was aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of pregnant women towards their medications, to provide counseling regarding their understanding of medication use during pregnancy and evaluate the impacts of such counseling...
April 27, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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