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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732216/development-of-hla-b-57-01-genotyping-real-time-pcr-with-optimized-hydrolysis-probe-design
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Hou-Sung Jung, Gregory J Tsongalis, Joel A Lefferts
HLA-B*57:01 genotyping before abacavir (ABC) administration is a standard of care to avoid ABC-driven hypersensitivity reactions. Several HLA-B*57:01 tests have been developed, each with advantages and disadvantages. Some have limited accuracy, require special instrumentation, and/or are labor intensive and expensive. We developed a novel hydrolysis probe-based real-time PCR method of HLA-B*57:01 genotyping. Primer and probes were designed based on published sequence variations in exon 3 of HLA-B that distinguish HLA-B*57:01 from ABC-insensitive alleles such as HLA-B*57:03 and HLA-B*58:01...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732125/birth-preparedness-and-complication-readiness-among-prenatal-attendees-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-south-west-nigeria
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Olusola P Aduloju, Akinyemi A Akintayo, Tolulope Aduloju, Oladunni O Akin-Akintayo
OBJECTIVE: To assess birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) as well as knowledge of danger signs during pregnancy, labor/delivery, and the postpartum period. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken of pregnant women attending the prenatal clinic at a tertiary hospital in Nigeria between October and December 2016. A pretested and structured questionnaire was used to collect data on BPCR, and logistic regression was performed to determine factors affecting BPCR...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731590/handheld-fetal-doppler-device-for-assessing-heart-rate-in-neonatal-resuscitation
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Rinshu Shimabukuro, Kozo Takase, Sachiko Ohde, Isao Kusakawa
BACKGROUND: The use of neonatal 3-lead electrocardiograms (Neo-ECG) is suggested as a method for the assessment of heart rate (HR) in neonatal resuscitation, but primary childbirth facilities (i.e., maternity clinics or maternity homes) are not sufficiently equipped for this. The objective of this study was to confirm the potential of using a handheld fetal Doppler device (FDD), widely used to assess HR in labor room resuscitation, and to compare its equivalency to Neo-ECG. METHODS: In low-risk full-term infants, HR was measured 5 times/minute in minutes 1-5 postpartum using the FDD and Neo-ECG, and their equivalence was compared...
July 21, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731565/a-narrative-synthesis-of-women-s-out-of-body-experiences-during-childbirth
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Lynda Bateman, Catriona Jones, Julie Jomeen
INTRODUCTION: Some women have a dissociated, out-of-body experience (OBE) during childbirth, which may be described as seeing the body from above or floating above the body. This review examines this phenomenon using narratives from women who have experienced intrapartum OBEs. METHODS: A narrative synthesis of qualitative research was employed to systematically synthesize OBE narratives from existing studies. Strict inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731129/expression-profile-of-c19mc-micrornas-in-placental-tissue-of-patients-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Ilona Hromadnikova, Katerina Kotlabova, Katarina Ivankova, Ladislav Krofta
The aim of the study was to demonstrate that preterm birth (PTB) is associated with altered C19MC microRNA expression profile in placental tissues. Gene expression of 15 placental specific microRNAs (miR‑512‑5p, miR‑515‑5p, miR‑516‑5p, miR‑517‑5p, miR‑518b, miR‑518f‑5p, miR‑519a, miR‑519d, miR‑519e‑5p, miR‑520a‑5p, miR‑520h, miR‑524‑5p, miR‑525‑5p, miR‑526a and miR‑526b‑5p) was compared between groups: 34 spontaneous PTB, 108 preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) and 20 term in labor pregnancies...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730542/physically-demanding-labor-and-health-among-indigenous-women-in-the-ecuadorian-highlands
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William F Waters, Jessica Ehlers, Fernando Ortega, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann
Physically demanding work carried out during long workdays affects women's health. In rural and agrarian societies, women perform a variety of domestic and productive tasks, often from dawn to dusk, with little or no leisure time. This paper presents the results of a survey of indigenous women in six rural communities in the Ecuadorian highlands. It was conducted to measure the amount of time women spend on physically demanding work in the context of food security, parity outcomes, and access to prenatal health care...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730329/an-evaluation-of-the-addition-of-critical-congenital-heart-defect-screening-in-georgia-newborn-screening-procedures
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Shelby T Rentmeester, Johanna Pringle, Carol R Hogue
Objectives Each year in the U.S., approximately 7200 infants are born with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD). The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) mandated routine screening for CCHD starting January 2015. The current study evaluated hospital performance of the mandated CCHD screenings in Georgia. Methods Utilizing the DPH newborn screening surveillance system, data from 6 months before and after the mandate were analyzed for reports submitted and positive CCHD screening results. Chi square tests of independence were performed to examine the association between reporting of results for CCHD screening after the mandate and hospital nursery level [level I (well-baby/newborn); level II (special care); level III (neonatal intensive care unit-NICU)] and NICU submissions...
July 20, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729710/learning-a-health-knowledge-graph-from-electronic-medical-records
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Maya Rotmensch, Yoni Halpern, Abdulhakim Tlimat, Steven Horng, David Sontag
Demand for clinical decision support systems in medicine and self-diagnostic symptom checkers has substantially increased in recent years. Existing platforms rely on knowledge bases manually compiled through a labor-intensive process or automatically derived using simple pairwise statistics. This study explored an automated process to learn high quality knowledge bases linking diseases and symptoms directly from electronic medical records. Medical concepts were extracted from 273,174 de-identified patient records and maximum likelihood estimation of three probabilistic models was used to automatically construct knowledge graphs: logistic regression, naive Bayes classifier and a Bayesian network using noisy OR gates...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729012/evidence-that-children-born-at-early-term-37-38-6-7-weeks-are-at-increased-risk-for-diabetes-and-obesity-related-disorders
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Dorit Paz Levy, Eyal Sheiner, Tamar Wainstock, Ruslan Sergienko, Daniella Landau, Asnat Walfisch
BACKGROUND: Prematurity is known to be associated with high rates of endocrine and metabolic complications in the offspring. Early term (37 0/7-38 6/7 weeks' gestation) born offspring were also shown to exhibit long term morbidity resembling that of late preterm, in several health categories. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether early term delivery impacts on the long-term endocrine and metabolic health of the offspring. STUDY DESIGN: A population-based cohort analysis was performed, including all term singleton deliveries occurring during 1991-2013 at a single regional tertiary medical center...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728149/higher-rates-of-operative-delivery-and-maternal-and-neonatal-complications-in-persistent-occiput-posterior-position-with-a-large-head-circumference-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Oren Yagel, Sarah M Cohen, Michal Lipschuetz, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Hagai Amsalem, Doron Kabiri, Simcha Yagel
INTRODUCTION: We investigated whether large head circumference (HC) combined with persistent occiput posterior (OP) position is associated with higher rates of operative delivery and obstetric and neonatal complications than OP deliveries without large HC or in occiput anterior (OA) position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Term singleton deliveries in our centers from January 2010 to December 2014, delivered in cephalic OA (n = 41,038) or OP position (n = 1,740), were assessed...
July 21, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727889/clinical-assessment-of-uterine-contractions
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Wayne R Cohen
The assessment of uterine contractions is important in clinical decision-making, but the precise role for appraising contractions remains controversial. Four clinical approaches to assessing contractions are available: manual palpation; intrauterine pressure determination; external tocodynamometry; and electrohysterography. Palpation is inexpensive and harmless but requires the constant bedside presence of a trained observer. Intrauterine pressure measurement is considered the most sensitive and specific technique, and has become the standard by which other methods are judged; however, its quantitative measurements are not always precise or reproducible...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727729/induction-of-labor-versus-expectant-management-of-large-for-gestational-age-infants-in-nulliparous-women
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Karolina Moldéus, Yvonne W Cheng, Anna-Karin Wikström, Olof Stephansson
BACKGROUND: There is no apparent consensus on obstetric management, i.e., induction of labor or expectant management of women with suspected large-for-gestational-age (LGA)-fetuses. METHODS AND FINDINGS: To further examine the subject, a nationwide population-based cohort study from the Swedish Medical Birth Register in nulliparous non-diabetic women with singleton, vertex LGA (>90th centile) births, 1992-2013, was performed. Delivery of a live-born LGA infant induced at 38 completed weeks of gestation in non-preeclamptic pregnancies, was compared to those of expectant management, with delivery at 39, 40, 41, or 42 completed weeks of gestation and beyond, either by labor induction or via spontaneous labor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727642/injuries-among-recreational-football-players-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Gürhan Dönmez, Feza Korkusuz, Levent Özçakar, Yiğitcan Karanfil, Erhan Dursun, Savaş Kudaş, Mahmut Nedim Doral
OBJECTIVES: To establish the incidence and patterns of football injuries and associated consequences in daily life and labor loss, among public employees. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Football tournament between public employees in Turkey. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1821 recreational players from 78 teams. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Injury rates (injuries per 1000 hours of football exposure) during tournament by age group, as well as prevalence, severity, and injury types were recorded...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727538/per-diems-in-polio-eradication-perspectives-from-community-health-workers-and-officials
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Svea Closser, Anat Rosenthal, Judith Justice, Kenneth Maes, Marium Sultan, Sarah Banerji, Hailom Banteyerga Amaha, Ranjani Gopinath, Patricia Omidian, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye
Nearly all global health initiatives give per diems to community health workers (CHWs) in poor countries for short-term work on disease-specific programs. We interviewed CHWs, supervisors, and high-level officials (n = 95) in 6 study sites across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia in early 2012 about the per diems given to them by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. These per diems for CHWs ranged from $1.50 to $2.40 per day. International officials defended per diems for CHWs with an array of arguments, primarily that they were necessary to defray the expenses that workers incurred during campaigns...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727132/analysis-of-intravaginal-misoprostol-0-2-mg-versus-intracervical-dinoprostone-0-5-mg-doses-for-labor-induction-at-term-pregnancies
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Teresa Górnisiewicz, Andrzej Jaworowski, Małgorzata Zembala-Szczerba, Dorota Babczyk, Hubert Huras
OBJECTIVES: Labor-induction methods are used in about 23% of labors. Most commonly, pharmacological methods are used to pre-induct the labor with dinoprostone - a PGE2 analog, and misoprostol - a PGE1 analog. The aim of this study was to evaluate two pharmacological methods of labor induction with the use of prostaglandins applied via an intravagi-nal insert containing misoprostol at a dose of 0.2 mg and intracervical gel containing dinoprostone at a dose of 0.5 mg. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on a group of 50 adult patients qualified for the pre-induction of labor...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727007/best-management-practices-for-newly-weaned-calves-for-improved-health-and-well-being
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B K Wilson, C J Richards, D L Step, C R Krehbiel
Morbidity and mortality in newly weaned calves resulting from bovine respiratory disease (BRD) continue to be the most significant problems facing the beef industry. Morbidity attributed to BRD accounts for approximately 75% of total feedlot morbidity. Several experiments have documented the economic impacts of BRD. Direct costs attributable to BRD include death loss, treatment and labor costs, and prevention costs, while indirect costs associated with BRD include decreased growth performance and feed efficiency, increased days on feed, and decreased carcass merit and market value...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726455/a-developmental-perspective-on-the-link-between-parents-employment-and-children-s-obesity
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Robert Crosnoe, Rachel Dunifon
Despite public concerns about the negative implications of the increased labor force participation of mothers for child development, decades of research have revealed few risks and some benefits. One potential risk-a consistently observed association between maternal employment and childhood obesity-offers a window into how some dimensions of family health may be undermined by work in an economic and policy context that is not family friendly. The purpose of this article is to identify ways that a developmental perspective can enrich the literature on how children's weight may be related to the work experiences of both mothers and fathers across diverse populations, a literature that heretofore has been dominated by economic and demographic perspectives, focused almost solely on women, and largely ignored racial/ethnic variation...
July 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726365/labor-epidural-failure-a-serious-concern
#18
Gaetano Draisci, Stefano Catarci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725252/individualized-3d-scanning-and-printing-for-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-brachytherapy-a-financial-study-for-its-integration-into-clinical-workflow
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Meritxell Arenas, Sebastià Sabater, Andreu Sintas, Monica Arguís, Víctor Hernández, Miguel Árquez, Iolanda López, Àngeles Rovirosa, Doménec Puig
PURPOSE: Skin cancer is the most common tumor in the population. There are different therapeutic modalities. Brachytherapy is one of the techniques used, in which it is necessary to build customized moulds for some patients. Currently, these moulds are made by hand using rudimentary techniques. We present a new procedure based on 3D printing and the analysis of the clinical workflow. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Moulds can be made either by hand or by automated 3D printing...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725205/school-functioning-of-a-particularly-vulnerable-group-children-and-young-people-in-residential-child-care
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Carla González-García, Susana Lázaro-Visa, Iriana Santos, Jorge F Del Valle, Amaia Bravo
A large proportion of the children and young people in residential child care in Spain are there as a consequence of abuse and neglect in their birth families. Research has shown that these types of adverse circumstances in childhood are risk factors for emotional and behavioral problems, as well as difficulties in adapting to different contexts. School achievement is related to this and represents one of the most affected areas. Children in residential child care exhibit extremely poor performance and difficulties in school functioning which affects their transition to adulthood and into the labor market...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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