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Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548003/medicolegal-cases-involving-periviable-births-from-a-major-united-states-legal-database
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Hemananda Muniraman, Miranda Cascione, Rangasamy Ramanathan, Jimmy Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: The management of expectant mothers and infants born at the threshold of viability is challenging. We describe medicolegal cases from a major United States legal database involving periviable births in an effort to identify areas for improvement. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of all United States state and federal cases in the Westlaw database from 1980 through 2016 involving peripartum and immediate post-delivery management of infants born between 22 0/7 and 25 6/7 weeks' gestation...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532289/linear-association-between-maternal-age-and-need-of-medical-interventions-at-delivery-in-primiparae-a-cohort-of-21-235-singleton-births
#2
Pierre-Yves Robillard, Thomas C Hulsey, Malik Boukerrou, Francesco Bonsante, Gustaaf Dekker, Silvia Iacobelli
OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate the potential association between maternal age and the need for active obstetrical intervention intrapartum in primiparas. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study over 14 years (2001-2014) of all consecutive primiparous singleton births having delivered at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hospitalier Sud Reunion's maternity (French overseas department, Indian Ocean). RESULTS: Of the 21,235 singleton primiparous births, there were 3 significant linear associations between maternal age from 12 years of age to 42+ (all χ(2) for linear trend, p < 0...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532287/maternal-body-mass-index-and-oxytocin-exposure-in-nulliparous-women-is-there-an-interaction-associated-with-maternal-and-neonatal-morbidities
#3
Akila Subramaniam, John Owen, Sukhkamal B Campbell, Lorie M Harper, Joseph L Fitzwater, Rodney K Edwards
OBJECTIVE: Increasing body mass index (BMI) and administered doses of oxytocin are related to maternal and neonatal morbidities. We evaluated the effect of oxytocin dosage, BMI, and their interaction on select perinatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively studied nulliparas with singletons ≥36 weeks' gestation who received oxytocin and reached the second stage of labor. Oxytocin dosage was defined by the oxytocin product ([maximum oxytocin dose] X [duration of oxytocin infusion]/100 (milliunits))...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532280/trends-and-characteristics-of-fetal-and-neonatal-mortality-due-to-congenital-anomalies-colombia-1999-2008
#4
Claudia Patricia Roncancio, Sandra Patricia Misnaza, Isabel Cristina Peña, Franklyn Edwin Prieto, Michael J Cannon, Diana Valencia
OBJECTIVE: To describe fetal and neonatal mortality due to congenital anomalies in Colombia. METHODS: We analyzed all fetal and neonatal deaths due to a congenital anomaly registered with the Colombian vital statistics system during 1999-2008. RESULTS: The registry included 213,293 fetal deaths and 7,216,727 live births. Of the live births, 77,738 (1.08%) resulted in neonatal deaths. Congenital anomalies were responsible for 7321 fetal deaths (3...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532262/trial-of-vaginal-delivery-for-twins-is-it-safe-a-single-center-experience
#5
Dana Sadeh-Mestechkin, Yair Daykan, Mor Bostan, Ofer Markovitch, Gil Shechter-Maor, Tal Biron-Shental
PURPOSE: This study assessed our hospital protocol of vaginal delivery for twins and evaluated whether trial of vaginal delivery (unless contraindicated) was as safe as elective cesarean. Risk factors leading to failed trial of labor (TOL) were characterized to improve our ability to advise patients and select cases for TOL. METHODS: This retrospective, cohort study included women >32 weeks gestation, with twin A in cephalic presentation and no contraindications for vaginal delivery...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532255/outpatient-vs-inpatient-management-for-superimposed-preeclampsia-without-severe-features-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
#6
Corina N Schoen, Sindy C Moreno, Gabriele Saccone, Nora M Graham, Lauren C Hand, Giuseppe M Maruotti, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella, Amanda Roman
PURPOSE: To determine if women with preterm superimposed preeclampsia without severe features can be successfully and safely triaged to outpatient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective, cohort study of singleton pregnancies with superimposed preeclampsia without severe features diagnosed before 37 weeks managed outpatient versus inpatient at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA) and at University of Naples (Naples, Italy) from January 2008 to July 2015...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532251/the-effect-of-hyperemesis-gravidarum-on-the75g-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-screening-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#7
Y Madendag, E Sahin, I Col Madendag, M Eraslan Sahin, A T Tayyar, F Ozdemir, G Acmaz, V Senol
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the effect of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) on the75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted via an evaluation of the hospital database medical records of 700 pregnant women. Of these, 60 were included in the study group as a result of hospitalization due to HG, 41 were excluded, and the remaining 599 formed a control group. The body mass index (BMI), urine ketone levels, and ages of all participants were separately recorded, both in the initial examination and during the 75 g OGTT...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532199/determination-of-the-fetal-myocardial-performance-index-in-women-with-gestational-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-to-assess-whether-this-parameter-is-a-possible-prognostic-indicator-of-adverse-fetal-outcome
#8
Ismail Bhorat, Morgan Pillay, Tarylee Reddy
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate if the myocardial performance index (MPI) is altered in fetuses in women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance (GIGT), controlled on diet and whether this parameter is also predictive of adverse outcome in this group, as in poorly controlled gestational diabetes. METHOD: In a prospective cross-sectional study thirty two women with gestational impaired glucose tolerance on diet in the 3(rd) trimester were recruited and matched with 32 women with normal pregnancies (control group)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532196/fetal-and-neonatal-involvement-in-maternal-rheumatologic-disease
#9
Shigeo Iijima
A pregnancy complicated with rheumatologic diseases can have various influences on the fetus and/or neonate. Maternal systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may cause preterm and/or small for gestational age (SGA) delivery and neonatal lupus (NL). Some neonates with NL have congenital heart block (CHB) with increased morbidity and mortality, even requiring pacemakers. Antiphospholipid syndrome may occur with SLE and affect fetal and/or neonatal outcomes. Pregnancy involving primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) tends to result in preterm delivery and low birthweight infants...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532195/vertical-mother-to-child-hiv-transmission-in-babies-born-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-southern-brazil
#10
Manoela Muller Barbieri, Renate von Linsingen, Renato Luiz Sbalqueiro, Edson Gomes Tristão
PURPOSE: Programs for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are essentially focused on prevention actions that occur during prenatal care. This study aimed to evaluate the mother-to-child vertical transmission (MCVT) rate, and identify its possible causes, in a sample of pregnant women with HIV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective and descriptive study. The sample was composed of HIV-positive pregnant women who delivered a live infant in the maternity ward at the hospital of the Federal University of Parana in Brazil, between January 2007 and December 2012...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532193/glycated-albumin-level-during-late-pregnancy-as-a-predictive-factor-for-neonatal-outcomes-of-women-with-diabetes
#11
Daisuke Sugawara, Atsuko Kawano, Kohei Nagai, Hiroaki Sato, Ko Ichihashi
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between glycated albumin (GA) in diabetic mothers and complications in their children, and determine GA cut-off values for predicting complications in infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This hospital-based case-control study involved 71 Japanese diabetic mothers and their children. Mean GA values were compared between mothers of infants with and without complications, and relationship with number of complications was analyzed by Pearson's correlation...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523959/content-fat-and-calorie-of-human-milk-is-affected-by-interactions-between-maternal-age-and-body-mass-index
#12
Won-Ho Hahn, Tchaewon Jeong, Suyeon Park, Seunghyun Song, Nam Mi Kang
PURPOSE: We evaluated the association between macronutrients of human milk (HM), and interactions between maternal age and body mass index(BMI) in matched conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Totally, 80 HM samples were collected from healthy breast-feeding mothers at fourth week of lactation. HM macronutrients and maternal data were analyzed. Mothers were subgrouped into four groups by maternal age (20 s/30 s) and BMI (overweight/normal). RESULTS: Two-way ANOVA revealed significant interactions between age and BMI to affect macronutrients; fat, carbohydrate, and calories...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521604/congenital-pleural-effusions-fifteen-years-single-centre-experience-from-north-east-england
#13
Benjamin Martin James Shillitoe, Janet Berrington, Naveen Athiraman
AIM: To add to the scant literature on congenital pleural effusions to aid counselling and clinical management decisions. METHODS: Retrospective case series of 15 years of congenital pleural effusions resulting in live birth in a single tertiary fetal medicine/neonatal centre in North East England. RESULTS: Data was available for 21 infants. Mortality rates were 43% overall. All spontaneous resolution occurred within 9 days, and active management was used where effusions persisted beyond this...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521590/sonographic-appearance-of-the-uterus-in-the-early-puerperium-in-vaginal-vs-cesarean-deliveries-a-prospective-study
#14
Ron Bardin, Eran Ashwal, Hila Zilber, Kinneret Tenenbaum-Gavish, Liran Hiersch, Eran Hadar, Israel Meizner, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv
PURPOSE: To compare uterine sonographic characteristics in early puerperium, following vaginal versus cesarean deliveries; and in women with abnormal third stage of labor, compared to uncomplicated vaginal delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study of women after delivery of singleton, appropriate-for-gestational-age weight, term neonates; 66 women delivered vaginally and 33 delivered by cesarean section. Sonographic uterine dimensions (height, length and width), intracavitary thickness and its echogenicity (at level of fundus, midcavity and cervix) were recorded at less than and after 24 hours from delivery, and compared between women delivered vaginally and by cesarean section...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521581/association-between-the-use-of-magnesium-sulfate-as-neuroprotector-in-prematurity-and-the-neonatal-hemodynamic-effects
#15
Rodrigo Dias Nunes, Flávia Duarte Schutz, Jefferson Luiz Traebert
PURPOSE: Cerebral palsy is often associated with prematurity and magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), has been used as neuroprotector, with favorable results. However, its mechanism of action has not been fully elucidated. This study aimed to evaluate the association between MgSO4 at the imminent premature delivery and neonatal hemodynamic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 94 newborns (NB) between 24 and 32 weeks at a Brazilian hospital was performed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521572/tissue-factor-activity-in-women-with-preeclampsia-or-sga-a-potential-explanation-for-the-excessive-thrombin-generation-in-these-syndromes
#16
Offer Erez, Roberto Romero, Edi Vaisbuch, Nandor Gabor Than, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Shali Mazaki-Tovi, Francesca Gotsch, Pooja Mittal, Zhong Dong, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Chong Jai Kim, Chia-Ling Nhan-Chang, Sun Kwon Kim, Lami Yeo, Moshe Mazor, Sonia S Hassan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether the activity of tissue factor (TF) and tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) in the plasma of women with preeclampsia (PE) and small for gestational age (SGA) neonate differ from that of normal pregnant women and whether they are related to specific placental lesions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included the following groups: (1) normal pregnancy (n = 68); (2) PE (n= 128); and (3) SGA (n = 56)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521546/the-effect-of-aloe-vera-gel-and-sweet-almond-oil-on-striae-gravidarum-in-nulliparous-women
#17
Maryam Hajhashemi, Mahmoud Rafieian, Hojjat Allah Rouhi Boroujeni, Sepideh Miraj, Shadman Memarian, Atefeh Keivani, Fedyeh Haghollahi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Striae are linear depressions of the skin and causes psychological and sexual problems in person. Different methods are used to prevent and treat them but there is no definitive method. We compared the effect of Aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil on striae gravidarum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind clinical trial, 160 nulliparous women were enrolled and randomly divided into three case groups and one control group. The four groups were given 700 g Aloe vera, sweet almond oil, and base cream to use topically on the abdominal skin and forth group don't receive any medication as control group in five steps, they were examined study's variables (itching, erythema, and spread of striae) using statistical tests in SPSS...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514885/poorer-maternal-diet-quality-and-increased-birth-weight
#18
Madeline Grandy, Jonathan M Snowden, Janne Boone-Heinonen, Jonathan Q Purnell, Kent L Thornburg, Nicole E Marshall
OBJECTIVE: Maternal diet and gestational weight gain (GWG) influence birth weight and infant adiposity, which are important predictors of lifetime health. To better understand these relationships, we studied associations between maternal diet and GWG, adiposity, and birth weight in a well characterized cohort of pregnant women. STUDY DESIGN: Data were obtained from 41 term (>37 weeks), uncomplicated, singleton pregnancies according to pre-pregnancy BMI categories of normal (n = 11), overweight (n = 15), or obese (n = 15)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514932/case-report-of-severe-maternal-hyponatremia-complicating-preeclampsia
#19
Larry Hinkson, Robert Armbrust, Annika Möller, Wolfgang Henrich
The incidence of preeclampsia associated maternal and neonatal hyponatremia is reportedly rare and can be life threatening in severe cases. The timely diagnosis and careful management requires a multidisciplinary approach between obstetric, neonatal, endocrinology and intensive care teams. We report firstly, on a case of severe hyponatremia associated with preeclampsia, secondary to inappropriate Anti Diuretic Hormone secretion, followed by a review of cases over a one year period at our institution.
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514925/factors-affecting-cell-free-dna-fetal-fraction-and-the-consequences-for-test-accuracy
#20
Fergus Perry Scott, Melody Menezes, Ricardo Palma-Dias, Debbie Nisbet, Philip Schluter, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Andrew Cameron McLennan
INTRODUCTION: Biological factors are known to influence the fetal fraction (FF) of cell-free DNA and may also influence the accuracy of non-invasive prenatal testing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: NIPT from 5,267 mixed risk women across three specialist clinics in Australia were analysed. Multivariable regression analysis was used to determine whether maternal characteristics, ultrasound and placental biomarkers affect FF and test accuracy. RESULTS: FF ranged from 4% - 37% (mean 11...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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