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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764255/knot-positioning-during-mcdonald-cervical-cerclage-does-it-make-a-difference-a-cohort-study
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Hytham Atia, Mohamed Ellaithy, Ahmed Altraigey, Heba Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of McDonald cerclage knot position on the different maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This historical cohort study included women with singleton pregnancy who had a prophylactic McDonald cervical cerclage between 1 May 2010 and 31 September 2017. Maternal and neonatal outcome parameters were compared between the anterior and posterior knot cerclage procedures. The primary outcome measure was the rate of term birth. RESULTS: 550 Women had a prophylactic McDonald cervical cerclage, 306 with anterior knot (Group A) and 244 with posterior knot (Group B)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751278/pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-dialysis-as-an-indicator-of-severe-adverse-maternal-morbidity-at-a-tertiary-center-in-southwest-nigeria
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Ibraheem O Awowole, Oluseyi S Omitinde, Fatiu A Arogundade, Sekinah B Bola-Oyebamiji, Olumide A Adeniyi
OBJECTIVE: Despite being a Critical Intervention in the WHO Near-miss concept, the indications and clinical outcomes of patients with Pregnancy-Related Acute Kidney Injury (PRAKI) requiring dialysis at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Nigeria remain unknown. This retrospective review was conducted to facilitate counselling, prognostication and introduction of preventative measures by providing contemporary data on the aetiology and clinical outcomes of women with PRAKI...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746374/direct-saliva-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay-shows-low-birth-prevalence-of-congenital-cmv-infection-in-urban-western-india
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Rajlakshmi Viswanathan, Sanjay Bafna, Ravikanth Mergu, Gururajrao Deshpande, Rashmi Gunjikar, Shivshankar Gaikwad, Jayati Mullick
BACKGROUND: Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is the leading infectious cause of mental retardation, developmental delay and sensorineural deafness. Non primary infection plays a major role in transmission of this infection in countries with high maternal seroprevalence. Non invasive sampling and testing is a useful alternative to traditional methods of laboratory detection of congenital CMV infection. The present study was conducted to understand birth prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection using molecular techniques, in an urban setting of a developing country with evidence of high maternal seroprevalence...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740190/does-duration-of-caffeine-therapy-in-preterm-infants-born-%C3%A2-1250-g-at-birth-influence-neurodevelopmental-nd-outcomes-at-3-years-of-age
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A Lodha, Y Rabi, A Soraisham, J Dobry, Arijit Lodha, H Amin, E Al Awad, S Tang, A Sahai, V Bhandari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of duration of caffeine use on long-term neurodevelopmental (ND) outcomes at 3 years corrected age (CA) in preterm infants with birthweights (BW) ≤ 1250 g. DESIGN/METHODS: All surviving infants with BW ≤ 1250 g admitted to the Foothills Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) from January 2002 to December 2009 who received the first dose of caffeine in the first week of life and were followed up at three years CA were included in the study...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733491/recognition-and-treatment-of-sepsis-in-pregnancy
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Anthony M Kendle, Judette Louis
Sepsis that occurs in the context of pregnancy is associated with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. International and multidisciplinary organizations have advocated for expedient diagnosis and initiation of treatment in patients with sepsis. However, the physiologic changes of pregnancy complicate both identification and treatment of maternal sepsis. This article describes a case of a woman presenting with symptoms of sepsis progressing to septic shock. Strategies for identifying and treating women with presumed sepsis are reviewed, and recent data regarding maternal and fetal outcomes are discussed...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725629/acute-kidney-injury-in-pregnancy-the-changing-landscape-for-the-21st-century
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REVIEW
Swati Rao, Belinda Jim
Pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (Pr-AKI) remains a large public health problem, with decreasing incidences in developing countries but seemingly increasing incidences in the United States and Canada. These epidemiologic changes are reflective of the advances in medical and obstetric care, as well as changes in underlying maternal risk factors. The risk factors associated with advanced maternal age, such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and those associated with reproductive technologies such as multiple gestations, are increasing...
March 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706318/premature-labor-and-neonatal-sepsis-caused-by-actinomyces-neuii
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Fahad Alsohime, Rasha A Assiri, Fatimah Al-Shahrani, Hind Bakeet, Malak Elhazmi, Ali M Somily
Actinomycosis is a rare infection in patients younger than 10years of age. It mainly affects the cervicofacial region, but many other sites of infection have been recognized. About 70% of infections are due to either Actinomyces israelii or Actinomyces gerencseriae. Actinomyces neuii was first described in 1985 in two patients with post cataract endophthalmitis, A. neuii represents 17% of clinical Actinomyces isolates. Several reports indicated a well-known association between Actinomyces infections and Intrauterine devices (IUD)...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703848/should-empiric-antibiotic-therapy-be-withheld-when-aetiology-of-preterm-birth-is-non-infectious-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Joanna Seliga-Siwecka, Mohammed Toseef Ansari, Judy Aschner, Margaret Sampson, Justyna Romańska
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth (PTB) at <37 weeks of gestation is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality in developed countries. The traditional approach has been based on the assumption that PTB is primarily a result of intrauterine infection, which triggers preterm labour and puts the newborn at risk of early onset sepsis (EOS). We are currently experiencing a rise in prematurity that results from maternal and fetal diseases unrelated to infection. We have designed a systematic review to assess whether chemoprophylaxis should be withheld when the aetiology of preterm birth is non-infectious...
April 27, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694999/novel-approaches-to-the-study-of-neonatal-infections
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Alessandro Borghesi, Mauro Stronati, Riccardo Castagnoli, Irene Ioimo, Cristian Achille, Paolo Manzoni, Chryssoula Tzialla
The pathogenesis of neonatal infection is incompletely understood. Neonatal immune immaturity and the microbial factors of virulence only partially explain the interindividual differences in the protective responses to the most common neonatal pathogens. Stratification of infants into high- and low-risk groups through epidemiological studies has been invaluable in designing preventive strategies and reducing the burden of neonatal infection. The discovery of the role of maternal antibodies (Abs) as, for instance, anti-capsular polysaccharide group B streptococcal (GBS) Abs, in protecting newborn infants against neonatal GBS sepsis, has been a milestone in the unraveling of the molecular underpinnings of susceptibility to infection in the neonatal age...
May 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678837/infections-and-risk-of-peripartum-stroke-during-delivery-admissions
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Eliza C Miller, Marisa Gallo, Erin R Kulick, Alexander M Friedman, Mitchell S V Elkind, Amelia K Boehme
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Peripartum strokes during delivery admissions are rare but have high maternal morbidity. Infections have been proposed as a possible stroke trigger. We hypothesized that women who had infections diagnosed at the time of delivery admission would have higher risk of stroke during their delivery hospitalization. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study using state inpatient administrative databases for California (2007-2011), Florida (2009-2011), and New York (2009-2011)...
April 20, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678190/neonatal-and-congenital-malaria-a-case-series-in-malaria-endemic-eastern-uganda
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Peter Olupot-Olupot, Emma I E Eregu, Ketty Naizuli, Julie Ikiror, Linda Acom, Kathy Burgoine
BACKGROUND: Congenital malaria is the direct infection of an infant with malaria parasites from their mother prior to or during birth. Neonatal malaria is due to an infective mosquito bite after birth. Neonatal and congenital malaria (NCM) are potentially life-threatening conditions that are believed to occur at relatively low rates in malaria endemic regions. However, recent reports suggest that the number of NCM cases is increasing, and its epidemiology remains poorly described. NCM can mimic other neonatal conditions and because it is thought to be rare, blood film examinations for malaria are not always routinely performed...
April 20, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674368/effectiveness-of-the-facility-based-maternal-near-miss-case-reviews-in-improving-maternal-and-newborn-quality-of-care-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Marzia Lazzerini, Sonia Richardson, Valentina Ciardelli, Anna Erenbourg
OBJECTIVES: The maternal near-miss case review (NMCR) has been promoted by WHO as an approach to improve quality of care (QoC) at facility level. This systematic review synthesises evidence on the effectiveness of the NMCR on QoC and maternal and perinatal health outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS: Studies were searched for in six electronic databases (MEDLINE, Index Medicus, Web of Science, the Cochrane library, Embase, LILACS), with no language restrictions...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674201/placental-histopathological-lesions-in-correlation-with-neonatal-outcome-in-preeclampsia-with-and-without-severe-features
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Eran Weiner, Ohad Feldstein, Liliya Tamayev, Ehud Grinstein, Elad Barber, Jacob Bar, Letizia Schreiber, Michal Kovo
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare pregnancy outcome and placental histopathology in women with preeclampsia (PE) with and without severe features. METHODS: The medical records and placental pathology reports of all pregnancies complicated by PE during 2008-2016, were reviewed. Results were compared between those with and without severe features (severe PE vs. mild PE groups), according to current ACOG guidelines. Placental lesions were classified to maternal/fetal vascular supply lesions, and maternal/fetal inflammatory responses...
February 7, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642754/daily-gentamicin-using-ideal-body-weight-demonstrates-lower-risk-of-postpartum-endometritis-and-increased-chance-of-successful-outcome-compared-with-traditional-8-hour-dosing-for-the-treatment-of-intrapartum-chorioamnionitis
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Daniel Martingano, Audrey Renson, Sharon Rogoff, Shailini Singh, Meera Kesavan Nasir, Juliette Kim, Jeanne Carey
BACKGROUND: Clinical chorioamnionitis complicates approximately 1-4% of pregnancies overall. Although universal agreement does not exist regarding the antibiotic regimen of choice, most studies have evaluated intravenous ampicillin dosed at 2 g every 6 hours plus gentamicin dosed every 8 hours. Only three studies have examined daily gentamicin for the treatment of intrapartum chorioamnionitis and thus is insufficiently investigated. OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to determine whether daily dosing of gentamicin using ideal body weight for the treatment of intrapartum chorioamnionitis is more or equivalently efficacious when compared to traditional 8-hour dosing regimens...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621481/in-inflamed-intestinal-tissues-and-epithelial-cells-interleukin-22-signaling-increases-expression-of-h19-long-noncoding-rna-which-promotes-mucosal-regeneration
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Hua Geng, Heng-Fu Bu, Fangyi Liu, Longtao Wu, Karl Pfeifer, Pauline M Chou, Xiao Wang, Jiaren Sun, Lu Lu, Ashutosh Pandey, Marisa S Bartolomei, Isabelle G De Plaen, Peng Wang, Jindan Yu, Jiaming Qian, Xiao-Di Tan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inflammation affects regeneration of the intestinal epithelia; long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate cell functions such as proliferation, differentiation, and migration. We investigated the mechanisms by which the lncRNA H19, imprinted maternally expressed transcript (H19) regulates regeneration of intestinal epithelium using cell cultures and mouse models of inflammation. METHODS: We performed RNA-seq transcriptome analyses of intestinal tissues from mice with LPS-induced sepsis to identify lncRNAs associated with inflammation; findings were confirmed by quantitative real-time PCR and in situ hybridization analyses of intestinal tissues from mice with sepsis or dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced mucosal wound healing and patients with ulcerative colitis, compared to healthy individuals (controls)...
April 2, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618272/does-fortification-of-pasteurized-donor-human-milk-increase-the-incidence-of-necrotizing-enterocolitis-among-preterm-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bethou Adhisivam, Dilesh Kohat, Vasanthan Tanigasalam, Vishnu Bhat, Nishad Plakkal, C Palanivel
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of fortified pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) versus unfortified PDHM on the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and immediate outcome among preterm neonates. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital, south India included 80 healthy preterm neonates randomized to two groups (Group A and B). Neonates in Group A and B were fed with fortified PDHM and unfortified PDHM respectively...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609192/the-burden-of-indirect-causes-of-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-in-the-process-of-obstetric-transition-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-study
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Jessica Fernandes Cirelli, Fernanda Garanhani Surita, Maria Laura Costa, Mary Angela Parpinelli, Samira Maerrawi Haddad, José Guilherme Cecatti
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study is to evaluate the burden of indirect causes of maternal morbidity/mortality in Brazil. METHODS:  Secondary analysis of a multicenter cross-sectional study conducted in 27 referral obstetric units within the Brazilian Network for Surveillance of Severe Maternal Morbidity. RESULTS:  A total of 82,388 women were surveilled: 9,555 women with severe maternal morbidity were included, and 942 (9.9%) of them had indirect causes of morbidity/mortality...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587875/evaluation-of-a-novel-device-for-the-management-of-high-blood-pressure-and-shock-in-pregnancy-in-low-resource-settings-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-cradle-3-trial
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Hannah L Nathan, Kate Duhig, Nicola Vousden, Elodie Lawley, Paul T Seed, Jane Sandall, Mrutyunjaya B Bellad, Adrian C Brown, Lucy C Chappell, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Muchabayiwa F Gidiri, Andrew H Shennan
BACKGROUND: Obstetric haemorrhage, sepsis and pregnancy hypertension account for more than 50% of maternal deaths worldwide. Early detection and effective management of these conditions relies on vital signs. The Microlife® CRADLE Vital Sign Alert (VSA) is an easy-to-use, accurate device that measures blood pressure and pulse. It incorporates a traffic-light early warning system that alerts all levels of healthcare provider to the need for escalation of care in women with obstetric haemorrhage, sepsis or pregnancy hypertension, thereby aiding early recognition of haemodynamic instability and preventing maternal mortality and morbidity...
March 27, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579086/tuberculosis-during-pregnancy-in-the-united-states-racial-ethnic-disparities-in-pregnancy-complications-and-in-hospital-death
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Erika M Dennis, Yun Hao, Mabella Tamambang, Tasha N Roshan, Knubian J Gatlin, Hanane Bghigh, Oladimeji T Ogunyemi, Fatoumata Diallo, Kiara K Spooner, Jason L Salemi, Omonike A Olaleye, Kashif Z Khan, Muktar H Aliyu, Hamisu M Salihu
BACKGROUND: Despite decades of efforts to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in the United States (US), TB still contributes to adverse ill health, especially among racial/ethnic minorities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, about 87% of the TB cases reported in the US were among racial and ethnic minorities. The objective of this study is to explore the risks for pregnancy complications and in-hospital death among mothers diagnosed with TB across racial/ethnic groups in the US...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577786/complicated-unsafe-abortion-in-a-nigerian-teaching-hospital-pattern-of-morbidity-and-mortality
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Fatimat Motunrayo Akinlusi, Kabiru Afolarin Rabiu, Adeniyi Abiodun Adewunmi, Oreose Donald Imosemi, Tawaqualit Abimbola Ottun, Saidah Adetokunbo Badmus
Addressing unsafe abortion in developing countries may propel a rapid decline in overall maternal death. A retrospective review of patients with complicated unsafe abortion was conducted in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital. In order to provide evidence that may inform policy changes, we describe patients' clinical profiles, abortion providers, and morbidity and mortality patterns. Of 3122 gynaecological admissions, 231 (7.4%) had unsafe abortion-related complications. The majority (53.2%) of admissions were between 16 and 25 years...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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