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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255522/opportunities-to-foster-efficient-communication-in-labor-and-delivery-using-simulation
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Kay Daniels, Colleen Hamilton, Susan Crowe, Steven S Lipman, Louis P Halamek, Henry C Lee
Introduction Communication errors are an important contributing factor in adverse outcomes in labor and delivery (L&D) units. The objective of this study was to identify common lapses in verbal communication using simulated obstetrical scenarios and propose alternative formats for communication. Methods Health care professionals in L&D participated in three simulated clinical scenarios. Scenarios were recorded and reviewed to identify questions repeated within and across scenarios. Questions that were repeated more than once due to ineffective communication were identified...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255521/management-of-breast-cancer-during-pregnancy-are-we-compliant-with-current-guidelines
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Victoria Shlensky, Sigrun Hallmeyer, Lourdes Juarez, Barbara V Parilla
Introduction The purpose of this study was to evaluate the management of patients with breast cancer in pregnancy treated at the Advocate Health Care, to determine whether these patients were treated according to guidelines for pregnant patients, which aim to maximize both fetal and maternal outcomes. Methods A retrospective chart review was performed at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Christ Medical Center, and Illinois Masonic Medical Center from 2002 to 2012 on patients diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy using ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases - 9th version) codes...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255520/validation-of-a-prediction-model-for-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-delivery-reveals-unexpected-success-in-a-diverse-american-population
#3
Melanie Mai Maykin, Amanda J Mularz, Lydia K Lee, Stephanie Gaw Valderramos
Objective To investigate the validity of a prediction model for success of vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) in an ethnically diverse population. Methods We performed a retrospective cohort study of women admitted at a single academic institution for a trial of labor after cesarean from May 2007 to January 2015. Individual predicted success rates were calculated using the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network prediction model. Participants were stratified into three probability-of-success groups: low (<35%), moderate (35-65%), and high (>65%)...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228977/transient-hemi-lower-limb-ischemia-in-the-newborn-arterial-thrombosis-or-persistent-sciatic-artery
#4
Makiko Kirino, Masayuki Ochiai, Masako Ichiyama, Hirosuke Inoue, Takeshi Kusuda, Tadamune Kinjo, Masataka Ishimura, Shouichi Ohga
Neonatal thromboembolism occurs with various predispositions and triggers. Early diagnosis of the thrombosis is challenging and essential for the therapeutic interventions. We herein report two newborns who presented with transient hemi-lower limb ischemia due to (1) arterial thrombosis or (2) a persistent sciatic artery (PSA). The patient with arterial thrombosis showed elevations of fibrin degradation product and D-dimer and received antithrombin and heparin intravenously. The patient with PSA was immediately assessed by a contrast-enhanced computed tomography because of a transient ischemic episode with no evidence of hypercoagulability...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210520/synchronous-aberrant-cerebellar-and-opercular-development-in-fetuses-and-neonates-with-congenital-heart-disease-correlation-with-early-communicative-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-initial-experience
#5
A Wong, T Chavez, S O'Neil, J Votava-Smith, D Miller, S delCastillo, A Panigrahy, L Paquette
Patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) demonstrate multidomain cognitive delays. Cingulo-opercular and cerebellar brain networks are critical to language functions. This is a description of our initial experience aiming to identify an anatomic correlate for CHD patients with expressive language delays. Fetal CHD patients, prospectively enrolled, underwent serial fetal (1.5T), postnatal pre- and postoperative (3T) MRI. Non-CHD patients were enrolled retrospectively from the same epoch. Comparable fetal and neonatal T2 contrast was used for manual linear cross-sectional measurement...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210519/achondroplasia-in-the-premature-infant-an-elusive-diagnosis-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#6
Kimberly E Fagen, Anna R Blask, Eva I Rubio, Dorothy I Bulas
Achondroplasia is a difficult prenatal diagnosis to make before the late second and third trimester. We describe two cases where an infant was born prematurely with no overt signs of achondroplasia. Despite multiple chest and abdominal radiographs during the neonatal course, the diagnosis was not made until term equivalent age was reached. We retrospectively reviewed these two cases to highlight the elusive findings of achondroplasia in the premature infant.
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210518/epstein-barr-virus-induced-mononucleosis-as-an-imitator-of-severe-preeclampsia
#7
S Allison Staley, Marcela C Smid, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Elizabeth M Stringer
Background In pregnancy, conditions presenting with hematologic abnormalities, transaminitis, and proteinuria pose diagnostic challenges in pregnancy. Case We present the case of an 18-year-old woman, G1P0, at 33 weeks' gestation with fever of unknown cause, who developed progressively elevated liver enzymes, proteinuria, and thrombocytopenia, due to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Conclusion Acute infection with EBV should be included in the differential diagnosis of preeclampsia with severe features, particularly in the setting of fever...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180030/serial-measurement-of-superior-vena-cava-flow-in-evaluation-of-the-clinical-severity-of-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-in-an-infant
#8
Mako Ago, Kenichi Masumoto, Atsushi Uchiyama, Yasuo Aihara, Yoshikazu Okada, Satoshi Kusuda
Background Pial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is composed of one or more direct arterial feeding vessels with a single draining vein without nidus. A patient with the disease with high-flow AV shunting in the neonatal period not only suffers from high-output cardiac failure but also shows secondary neurological sequelae. In vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation, superior vena cava (SVC) flow measurements provide useful prognostic information. Case Presentation We measured serial SVC flow in a male infant with pial AVF...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078172/gastric-rupture-in-pregnancy-case-series-from-a-tertiary-institution-in-rwanda-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
David Ntirushwa, Stephen Rulisa, Febronie Muhorakeye, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Theogene Rurangwa, Maria Small
Background Gastric rupture is a rare, life-threatening condition during pregnancy. Case study We present three cases of gastric perforation during pregnancy and the puerperium. The first patient presented with gastric perforation 4 days following an uncomplicated cesarean delivery for obstetric indications. She initially complained of epigastric pain; however, those symptoms resolved. She later demonstrated worsening abdominal distension, intra-abdominal free fluid, and signs of peritonitis. At laparotomy, an ascariasis-associated gastric rupture was diagnosed...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050333/placenta-percreta-and-incomplete-uterine-rupture-after-endometrial-ablation-and-tubal-occlusion
#10
Jaden R Kohn, Edwina Popek, Concepcion R Diaz-Arrastia, Xiaoming Guan, Alireza A Shamshirsaz, Michael A Belfort, Karin A Fox
Endometrial ablation offers symptomatic relief for menorrhagia. Pregnancy after ablation is rare but is often complicated due to pregnancy loss, growth restriction, preterm premature rupture of membranes, preterm delivery, and morbidly adherent placentation, a dangerous complication that can result in hemorrhage, intensive care unit admission, and cesarean hysterectomy. We report a case of pregnancy conceived contemporaneously with endometrial ablation and tubal occlusion. Diagnosis of pregnancy was delayed due to low suspicion...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050332/secondary-postpartum-hemorrhage-due-to-spontaneous-uterine-artery-rupture-after-normal-vaginal-delivery-managed-by-selective-arterial-embolization
#11
Mili Thakur, Henry O Adekola, Radwan Asaad, Bernard Gonik
Secondary postpartum hemorrhage due to an intraperitoneal bleed following a vaginal delivery is extremely rare. We present a case of spontaneous rupture of the uterine artery following a normal vaginal delivery with a delayed presentation, which resulted in significant morbidity. This case discusses the presentation and management of this rare obstetrical emergency. The report also discusses the role of selective arterial embolization in management of secondary postpartum hemorrhage.
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050331/placental-microrna-expression-is-not-altered-by-maternal-obesity-and-fetal-overgrowth
#12
Neda Ghaffari, Samuel Parry, Michal A Elovitz, Celeste P Durnwald
Objective The epigenetic mechanisms underlying fetal metabolic programming are poorly understood. We studied whether obesity is associated with alterations in placental miRNA expression. Study Design A cross-sectional study was performed, including (1) normal-weight women (BMI 20-24.9 kg/m(2)) and normal-birth-weight (BW) infants (2,700-3,500 g) (n = 20), (2) normal-weight and macrosomic infants (BW ≥ 4,000 g) (n = 10), (3) obese (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m(2)) and normal BW infants (n = 16), and (4) obese and macrosomic infants (n = 10)...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994945/early-postnatal-seizures-in-a-neonate-with-wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome
#13
Hayato Go, Kentaro Haneda, Hajime Maeda, Kei Ogasawara, Takashi Imamura, Nobuo Momoi, Mitsuaki Hosoya
Background Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS), which is characterized by a typical facial appearance, growth retardation, mental retardation, seizures, and congenital cardiac defects, has an estimated incidence of 1 per 50,000 births. Case We report a case of a low birth weight neonate with WHS and seizures, as well as persistent pulmonary hypertension in the early neonatal period. Apgar scores were 6 (1 minute) and 8 (5 minutes) with evident retraction. After admission to the neonatal intensive care unit, the patient had tonic-clonic seizures with epilepticus 30 minute after birth...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994944/placental-abruption-revealed-by-hemoperitoneum-a-case-report
#14
C Bertholdt, A Vincent-Rohfritsch, V Tsatsaris, F Goffinet
Background Hemoperitoneum is a life-threatening surgical emergency. Diagnosis of the cause is often difficult, in particular, during pregnancy when it may be either obstetric or nonobstetric. Case We report the case of a hemoperitoneum caused by the backflow of blood through a uterine tube, due to placental abruption. Conclusion Hemoperitoneum in pregnant women with no other signs can reveal placental abruption. The difficulty in identifying the cause may delay appropriate management.
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924247/could-high-volume-of-physical-activities-in-early-pregnancy-interfere-with-deep-placentation
#15
Chantale Vachon-Marceau, Mario Girard, Michèle Bisson, Suzanne Demers, Isabelle Marc, Emmanuel Bujold
Background The impact of physical activity (PA) during pregnancy on obstetrical outcomes remains controversial. We followed pregnant women who reported more than 3 hours of sustained PA per week during the first trimester of pregnancy. Cases Total five eligible women were followed. We observed small placenta from the first trimester (median: 0.68; interquartile [IQ]: 0.62-0.97 multiples of median [MoM]) to delivery (median: 0.82; IQ: 0.71-0.94 MoM), high uterine artery pulsatility index in the first (median: 1...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924246/adenovirus-and-culture-negative-sepsis-in-a-preterm-neonate
#16
Mohannad Moallem, Eunkyung Song, Preeti Jaggi, Miriam R Conces, Adriana E Kajon, Pablo J Sánchez
Background Respiratory viral infections remain an underrecognized cause of morbidity and mortality among preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Case Report An eight day old, 650 gram birth weight, 23 weeks' gestational age female developed "culture-negative" sepsis manifested by respiratory deterioration, hypoxia, leukocytosis, and thrombocytopenia. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and hepatitis due to adenovirus HAdV-D (H29F9) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, but died at the age of 18 days despite treatment with cidofovir and immune globulin intravenous...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917307/clinical-and-cost-impact-analysis-of-a-novel-prognostic-test-for-early-detection-of-preterm-birth
#17
Aaron B Caughey, John A F Zupancic, James M Greenberg, Susan S Garfield, Stephen F Thung, Jay D Iams
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential impact to the U.S. health care system by adopting a novel test that identifies women at risk for spontaneous preterm birth. Methods A decision-analytic model was developed to assess clinical and cost outcomes over a 1-year period. The use of a prognostic test to predict spontaneous preterm birth in a hypothetical population of women reflective of the U.S. population (predictive arm) was compared with the current baseline rate of spontaneous preterm birth and associated infant morbidity and mortality (baseline care arm)...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900229/patient-perception-of-negative-noninvasive-prenatal-testing-results
#18
A Theresa Wittman, S Shahrukh Hashmi, Hector Mendez-Figueroa, Salma Nassef, Blair Stevens, Claire N Singletary
Objective To determine patient perception of residual risk after receiving a negative non-invasive prenatal testing result. Introduction Recent technological advances have yielded a new method of prenatal screening, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), which uses cell-free fetal DNA from the mother's blood to assess for aneuploidy. NIPT has much higher detection rates and positive predictive values than previous methods however, NIPT is not diagnostic. Past studies have demonstrated that patients may underestimate the limitations of prenatal screening; however, patient perception of NIPT has not yet been assessed...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896019/naloxone-and-metabolites-quantification-in-cord-blood-of-prenatally-exposed-newborns-and-correlations-with-maternal-concentrations
#19
Samantha L Wiegand, Madeleine J Swortwood, Marilyn A Huestis, John Thorp, Hendreé E Jones, Neeta L Vora
Objective To quantify naloxone and metabolite concentrations in newborns prenatally exposed to sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone and to correlate neonatal and maternal metabolite concentrations. Methods This is a prospective observational cohort study. Eleven pregnant women treated for opioid use disorder with sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone were enrolled. Maternal and newborn blood was collected and analyzed for naloxone, buprenorphine, and metabolites via liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822433/erratum-pregnancy-complicated-by-gorham-stout-disease-and-refractory-chylothorax
#20
Jessica Hellyer, Hunter Oliver-Allen, Majid Shafiq, Alisha Tolani, Maurice Druzin, Michael Jeng, Stanley Rockson, Robert Lowsky
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1593443.].
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