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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790684/the-effect-of-music-on-the-cardiac-activity-of-a-fetus-in-a-cardiotocographic-examination
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Grażyna Gebuza, Marta Zaleska, Marzena Kaźmierczak, Estera Mieczkowska, Małgorzata Gierszewska
BACKGROUND: Music therapy as an adjunct to treatment is rarely used in perinatology and obstetrics, despite the proven therapeutic effect. Auditory stimulation through music positively impacts the health of adults and infants, its special role being observed in the development of prematurely born neonates. It is equally interesting how music impacts fetuses. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the parameters of fetuses through cardiotocographic recording in women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy while listening to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan Lake...
April 24, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475210/-comparison-of-international-guidelines-for-the-application-of-cardiotocography
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Phillip Sebastian Schulten, Jan Philip Suppelna, Timoleon Dagres, Günter Noè, Michael Anapolski, Joscha Reinhard, Harald Krentel, Clemens Tempfer, Sven Schiermeier
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the recommendations of international guidelines on the use of antepartum and intrapartum cardiotocography. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The guidelines of Germany, Canada, UK, USA, Sri Lanka, Australia as well as FIGO have been compared. The recommendations on the use of cardiotocography were separately evaluated for antepartum and intrapartum use. RESULTS: Antepartum: In risk-free pregnancies the use of cardiotocography is not recommended in all countries...
April 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458283/falling-caesarean-section-rate-and-improving-intra-partum-outcomes-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Pina Amin, Summia Zaher, Richard Penketh, Sobha Cherian, Rachel E Collis, Julia Sanders, Kiron Bhal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate caesarean section (CS) rates and moderate to severe hypoxaemic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) rates with other core intra-partum outcomes following reconfiguration of maternity services in Cardiff, South Wales, UK. DESIGN: Cohort study of births from 2006 to 2015. SETTINGS: A University tertiary referral centre for foetal and maternal medicine with 6000 births/year, University Hospital of Wales, United Kingdom. METHOD: Data relating to births from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2015 were extracted from the computerized maternity database on a yearly basis...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437032/computerised-interpretation-of-the-fetal-heart-rate-during-labour-a-randomised-controlled-trial-infant
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Peter Brocklehurst, David Field, Keith Greene, Edmund Juszczak, Sara Kenyon, Louise Linsell, Chris Mabey, Mary Newburn, Rachel Plachcinski, Maria Quigley, Philip Steer, Liz Schroeder, Oliver Rivero-Arias
BACKGROUND: Continuous electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) in labour is widely used and computerised interpretation has the potential to increase its utility. OBJECTIVES: This trial aimed to find out whether or not the addition of decision support software to assist in the interpretation of the cardiotocograph (CTG) reduced the number of poor neonatal outcomes, and whether or not it was cost-effective. DESIGN: Two-arm individually randomised controlled trial...
February 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428065/ectg-an-automatic-procedure-to-extract-digital-cardiotocographic-signals-from-digital-images
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Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Ilaria Marcantoni, Micaela Morettini, Luca Burattini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiotocography (CTG), consisting in the simultaneous recording of fetal heart rate (FHR) and maternal uterine contractions (UC), is a popular clinical test to assess fetal health status. Typically, CTG machines provide paper reports that are visually interpreted by clinicians. Consequently, visual CTG interpretation depends on clinician's experience and has a poor reproducibility. The lack of databases containing digital CTG signals has limited number and importance of retrospective studies finalized to set up procedures for automatic CTG analysis that could contrast visual CTG interpretation subjectivity...
March 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922987/admissions-for-hypoglycaemia-after-35-weeks-of-gestation-perinatal-predictors-of-cost-of-stay
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Theodore Dassios, Anne Greenough, Stamatina Leontiadi, Ann Hickey, Nikos A Kametas
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycaemia accounts for approximately one-tenth of term admissions to neonatal units can cause long-term neurodevelopmental impairment and is associated with the significant burden to the affected infants, families and the health system. OBJECTIVE: To define the prevalence, length and cost of admissions for hypoglycaemia in infants born at greater than 35 weeks gestation and to identify antenatal and perinatal predictors of those outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective audit of infants admitted for hypoglycaemia between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2015, in a level three neonatal intensive care unit at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851252/fetal-heart-rate-changes-observed-on-the-ctg-trace-during-instrumental-vaginal-delivery
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Wanying Xie, Abigail Archer, Chao Li, Hongyan Cui, Edwin Chandraharan
INTRODUCTION: Instrumental vaginal delivery (IVD) helps expedite delivery during second stage of labour so as to avoid a second stage caesarean section. However, due to mechanical effects on the fetal head, vacuum and forceps may cause cardiotocograph (CTG) abnormalities due to vigal stimulation as well as increased intracranial pressure. OBJECTIVE: To determine the features observed on the CTG during IVD in term pregnancy and correlate them to perinatal outcomes...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800671/-outcomes-of-planned-out-of-hospital-and-low-risk-hospital-births-in-lower-saxony
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Antje Petersen, Lea-Marie Köhler, Christiane Schwarz, Bernhard Vaske, Mechthild M Gross
Introduction Internationally, there is debate on the safety of different birth settings inside and outside of hospitals. Low-risk women in Germany can choose where they give birth, and out-of-hospital births are especially necessary in regions lacking infrastructure. To date, national studies are required. Materials and Methods We investigated planned out-of-hospital (OH) and hospital births in Lower Saxony, Germany, in 2005. Women with a singleton fetus in the vertex position were included once they reached 34+0 gestational weeks...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668074/evidence-of-lower-oxygen-reserves-during-labour-in-the-growth-restricted-human-foetus-a-retrospective-study
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Silvia Parisi, Clara Monzeglio, Rossella Attini, Marilisa Biolcati, Bianca Masturzo, Manuela Mensa, Marina Mischinelli, Eleonora Pilloni, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to test the hypothesis that Growth Restricted foetuses (FGR) have the tendency to develop more pathological cardiotocograpic tracings during labour than do appropriate for gestational age foetuses and that there is a shorter time lapse from the beginning of labour and the advent of a pathological cardiotocograpic tracing. METHODS: The study was carried out at the Maternal-Foetal Medicine Unit of the Sant'Anna University Hospital, Turin, Italy...
July 1, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666504/pregnancy-in-a-treated-case-of-ectopia-vesicae
#10
Fazeela Shahzad, Shazia Khalid Khan, Madiha Siraj
The patient was born with bladder exstrophy and underwent multiple surgeries for its correction. Finally, she had ureterosigmoidostomy at the age of 9 years, which ultimately led her to live till reproductive age. The children born with this defect are capable of surviving till adult life. She was received by us with preterm labour, referred from Hafizabad. She also had hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and mild hydronephrosis. She was managed with multidisciplinary, modified care but the pregnancy ended up in an emergency cesarean section due to non-reactive cardiotocograph and persistently reduced fetal movements...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595604/functionality-and-acceptability-of-a-wireless-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-device-in-term-pregnant-women-in-rural-southwestern-uganda
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Godfrey R Mugyenyi, Esther C Atukunda, Joseph Ngonzi, Adeline Boatin, Blair J Wylie, Jessica E Haberer
BACKGROUND: Over 3 million stillbirths occur annually in sub Saharan Africa; most occur intrapartum and are largely preventable. The standard of care for fetal heart rate (FHR) assessment in most sub-Saharan African settings is a Pinard Stethoscope, limiting observation to one person, at one point in time. We aimed to test the functionality and acceptability of a wireless FHR monitor that could allow for expanded monitoring capacity in rural Southwestern Uganda. METHODS: In a mixed method prospective study, we enrolled 1) non-laboring healthy term pregnant women to wear the device for 30 min and 2) non-study clinicians to observe its use...
June 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536663/endometriosis-nodule-causing-spontaneous-haemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Junaid Rafi, Geetha Mahindrakar, Debjani Mukhopadhyay
Spontaneous haemoperitoneum in pregnancy (SHiP) due to endometriosis is a very rare condition and this is a case of a 41-year-old primigravida, who presented at 32 weeks with sudden onset of severe lower abdominal pain without any uterine activity. This was a dichorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy, following in vitro fertilisation for subfertility secondary to severe endometriosis. On admission, pain score was eight, with ten being the maximum of the scale. The vital signs were stable. Abdominal palpation revealed generalised tenderness with no guarding or palpable contraction...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488965/mild-to-moderate-foeto-maternal-haemorrhage-in-the-third-trimester-and-at-term-of-pregnancy-quantitative-determination-and-clinical-diagnostic-evaluation
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Fausta Beneventi, Chiara Cavagnoli, Elena Locatelli, Silvia Bariselli, Margherita Simonetta, Gianluca Viarengo, Cesare Perotti, Arsenio Spinillo
BACKGROUND: Foeto-maternal haemorrhage (FMH), a gestational event that occurs before or during delivery, consists of a loss of foetal blood into the maternal circulation. FMH occurs more frequently during the third trimester or labour both in normal and complicated pregnancies. In the case of alloimmunisation, the maternal immunological response and the severity of the resulting foetal or neonatal disease depend on the amount of foetal blood that passes into the maternal circulation. The aim of this study was to determine FMH in the third trimester and at term of pregnancy and to evaluate the role of clinical and ultrasound markers in the prediction of FMH...
April 19, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438283/effects-of-prenatal-music-stimulation-on-fetal-cardiac-state-newborn-anthropometric-measurements-and-vital-signs-of-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
J García González, M I Ventura Miranda, F Manchon García, T I Pallarés Ruiz, M L Marin Gascón, M Requena Mullor, R Alarcón Rodriguez, T Parron Carreño
BACKGROUND: Music has been used for medicinal purposes throughout history due to its variety of physiological, psychological and social effects. OBJECTIVE: To identify the effects of prenatal music stimulation on the vital signs of pregnant women at full term, on the modification of fetal cardiac status during a fetal monitoring cardiotocograph, and on anthropometric measurements of newborns taken after birth. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A randomized controlled trial was implemented...
May 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341515/computerised-interpretation-of-fetal-heart-rate-during-labour-infant-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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BACKGROUND: Continuous electronic fetal heart-rate monitoring is widely used during labour, and computerised interpretation could increase its usefulness. We aimed to establish whether the addition of decision-support software to assist in the interpretation of cardiotocographs affected the number of poor neonatal outcomes. METHODS: In this unmasked randomised controlled trial, we recruited women in labour aged 16 years or older having continuous electronic fetal monitoring, with a singleton or twin pregnancy, and at 35 weeks' gestation or more at 24 maternity units in the UK and Ireland...
April 29, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269185/ultrasound-transducer-positioning-aid-for-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring
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Paul Hamelmann, Alex Kolen, Lars Schmitt, Rik Vullings, Hans van Assen, Massimo Mischi, Libertario Demi, Judith van Laar, Jan Bergmans
Fetal heart rate (fHR) monitoring is usually performed by Doppler ultrasound (US) techniques. For reliable fHR measurements it is required that the fetal heart is located within the US beam. In clinical practice, clinicians palpate the maternal abdomen to identify the fetal presentation and then the US transducer is fixated on the maternal abdomen where the best fHR signal can be obtained. Finding the optimal transducer position is done by listening to the strength of the Doppler audio output and relying on a signal quality indicator of the cardiotocographic (CTG) measurement system...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227415/ultrasound-transducer-positioning-aid-for-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring
#17
Paul Hamelmann, Alex Kolen, Lars Schmitt, Rik Vullings, Hans van Assen, Massimo Mischi, Libertario Demi, Judith van Laar, Jan Bergmans, Paul Hamelmann, Alex Kolen, Lars Schmitt, Rik Vullings, Hans van Assen, Massimo Mischi, Libertario Demi, Judith van Laar, Jan Bergmans, Alex Kolen, Judith Van Laar, Paul Hamelmann, Libertario Demi, Lars Schmitt, Rik Vullings, Hans Van Assen, Massimo Mischi, Jan Bergmans
Fetal heart rate (fHR) monitoring is usually performed by Doppler ultrasound (US) techniques. For reliable fHR measurements it is required that the fetal heart is located within the US beam. In clinical practice, clinicians palpate the maternal abdomen to identify the fetal presentation and then the US transducer is fixated on the maternal abdomen where the best fHR signal can be obtained. Finding the optimal transducer position is done by listening to the strength of the Doppler audio output and relying on a signal quality indicator of the cardiotocographic (CTG) measurement system...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165177/intrauterine-death-rate-in-gastroschisis-following-the-introduction-of-an-antenatal-surveillance-program-retrospective-observational-study
#18
Helen Perry, Costa Healy, Diana Wellesley, Nigel J Hall, Melanie Drewett, David M Burge, David T Howe
AIM: To investigate whether an antenatal surveillance protocol including ultrasound and cardiotocograph monitoring reduces intrauterine death (IUD) in cases of gastroschisis. Secondary outcomes included neonatal death rate, mode of delivery and rate of intervention before planned time of delivery. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of all women with antenatally diagnosed gastroschisis who were managed according to the surveillance program between 2002 and 2015 in a tertiary fetal medicine and pediatric surgical center covering the Wessex region of England...
March 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165176/cardiotocographic-parameters-in-small-for-gestational-age-fetuses-how-do-they-vary-from-normal-at-different-gestational-ages-a-study-of-11687-fetuses-from-25-to-40-weeks-of-pregnancy
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Célia Amorim-Costa, Diogo Ayres de Campos, João Bernardes
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess how cardiotocographic (CTG) parameters differ between small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and normal fetuses at different gestational ages. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study using the first antepartum tracing of singleton pregnancies with no malformations. Fetuses with birthweight ≥10th percentile for gestational age and other normal pregnancy outcome criteria (term birth, normal umbilical artery pH and Apgar scores, no intensive care unit admission) were compared with fetuses with birthweight <10th and <3rd percentiles for gestational age (SGA < p10 and SGA < p3, a subgroup of the latter)...
March 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158932/the-association-of-neonatal-morbidity-with-long-term-neurological-outcome-in-infants-who-were-growth-restricted-and-preterm-at-birth-secondary-analyses-from-truffle-trial-of-randomized-umbilical-and-fetal-flow-in-europe
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A G Van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, N Marlow, C Lees, H Wolf
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between neonatal morbidity (NNM) and two-year neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in surviving children after early fetal growth restriction (FGR). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a European randomised trial (TRUFFLE) of delivery for very preterm fetuses dependent on venous Doppler or cardiotocographic criteria. SETTING: Tertiary perinatal centres, participants in TRUFFLE. POPULATION: 402 surviving children after early FGR...
June 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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