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Nermin Hrnčić
Aim To identify risk factors for hearing impairment presented in neonates born in Cantonal Hospital Zenica (CHZ) and to estimate their influence on outcome of hearing tests in Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS). Methods Retrospective-prospective study was done at the Department of Gynaecology and Maternity. The NHS was performed with transitory evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE) during a six-month period using "Titan" device (Interacoustics, Denmark). The questionnaire was written for the purpose of getting more structured basic information about every newborn and to identify risk factors for hearing impairment...
February 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
Ruben Barakat, Evelia Franco, María Perales, Carmina López, Michelle F Mottola
OBJECTIVE: to examine the influence of an exercise program throughout pregnancy on the duration of labor in healthy pregnant women. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized clinical trial was used (Identifier: NCT02109588). In all, 508 healthy pregnant women were randomly assigned between 9 and 11 weeks of gestation to either a Control Group (CG, N = 253) or an Exercise Group (EG, N = 255). A moderate aerobic exercise program throughout pregnancy (three weekly sessions) was used as the intervention...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Kristina Adachi, Jiahong Xu, Bonnie Ank, D Heather Watts, Margaret Camarca, Lynne M Mofenson, Jose Henrique Pilotto, Esau Joao, Glenda Gray, Gerhard Theron, Breno Santos, Rosana Fonseca, Regis Kreitchmann, Jorge Pinto, Marisa M Mussi-Pinhata, Daisy Maria Machado, Mariana Ceriotto, Mariza G Morgado, Yvonne J Bryson, Valdilea G Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Mark Mirochnick, Jack Moye, Karin Nielsen-Saines
BACKGROUND: Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection (cCMV) is an important cause of hearing loss and cognitive impairment. Prior studies suggest that HIV-exposed children are at higher risk of acquiring cCMV. We assessed the presence, magnitude, and risk factors associated with cCMV among infants born to HIV-infected women, who were not receiving antiretrovirals during pregnancy. METHODS: cCMV and urinary CMV load were determined in a cohort of infants born to HIV-infected women not receiving antiretrovirals during pregnancy...
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Sepideh Hamdamian, Soheila Nazarpour, Masoumeh Simbar, Sepideh Hajian, Faraz Mojab, Atefeh Talebi
BACKGROUND: Reducing labor pain and anxiety is one of the most important goals of maternity care. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the effects of aromatherapy with Rosa damascena on pain and anxiety in the first stage of labor among nulliparous women. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: This was a randomized clinical trial of 110 nulliparous women. The eligible participants were randomly assigned to two groups of aromatherapy and control in an Iranian maternity hospital...
March 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Jadwiga Hamułka, Monika A. Zielińska, Katarzyna Chądzyńska
Background: Exposure to alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy may lead to developmental disorders in the foetus and can also adversely impact pregnancy outcomes and the newborn’s health status. Objective: Assessment of alcohol consumption and tobacco use during pregnancy as well as their impact on pregnancy outcomes and birth parameters of the newborn in a selected group of mothers with children aged ≤ 2 years. Material and methods: The study was conducted in 104 mothers with children aged ≤ 2 years living in the Mazowiecki Voivodeship...
2018: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
Dimitrios-Rafail Kalaitzopoulos, Konstantinos Chatzistergiou, Anna-Lea Amylidi, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Dimitrios G Goulis
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine hydrochloride is 1 of the most widespread psycho-stimulants in the world. Nevertheless, its effect on pregnant women and their neonates has not been investigated extensively. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature for the effect of methamphetamine exposure during pregnancy to neonatal and pregnancy outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A meta-analysis of retrospective, case-control studies was conducted. Inclusion criteria were women who have used methamphetamine during pregnancy, determined by self-report, maternal or neonatal urine test, and/or meconium toxicology, compared with control women not taking methamphetamine...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Addiction Medicine
Jakub Kenig, Kinga Mastalerz, Katarzyna Lukasiewicz, Maria Mitus-Kenig, Urszula Skorus
The Surgical Apgar Score (SAS) is a simple and rapid scoring system predicting postoperative mortality and morbidity. However, it remains unknown whether it might be useful in fit and frail older patients undergoing abdominal emergency surgery. METHODS: Consecutive patients ≥65 years, needing emergency abdominal surgery were enrolled in this prospective study. Additionally to the SAS, the G8 screening score was used to determine the frailty status. The logistic regression analysis was conducted investigating the association between the scores and 30-day postoperative outcomes...
February 10, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Mark I Evans, Robert D Eden, David W Britt, Shara M Evans, Barry S Schifrin
BACKGROUND: Even key opinion leaders now concede that electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) cannot reliably identify fetal acidemia which many vouch as the only labor mediated pathophysiologic precursor for cerebral palsy (CP). We have developed the "Fetal Reserve Index" - an algorithm combining five dynamic components of EFM (1. Rate, 2. Variability, 3. Accelerations, 4. Decelerations, and 5. Excessive uterine activity) considered individually that are combined with the presence of: 6...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Juan Duchesne, Chad Majoue, Marquinn Duke, Rosemarie Robledo, Chad Achord, Leslie McHale, Brandy Davis, Lusine Nahapetyan
A Trauma Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Team (TCT) was created and trained to provide trauma-focused anesthesia and resuscitation. The purpose of this study was to examine patient outcomes after implementation of TCT. We conducted retrospective analyses of trauma patients managed with surgical intervention from March to December 2015. During the first five months, patients managed before the development of TCT were grouped No-TCT, patients managed after were grouped TCT. To assess outcomes, we used hospital and intensive care unit length of stay, ventilator days, and a validated 10-point intraoperative Apgar score (IOAS)...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Ilhan Bahri Delibas, Sema Tanriverdi, Bulent Cakmak
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether pregnant women who have reactive hypoglycemia during the 100 g oral glucose toler-ance test (OGTT) are at an increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed perinatal data from 413 women who underwent a 3 h OGTT at 24-28 weeks of gestation and gave birth in our clinics between January 2012 and December 2014. RESULTS: According to OGTT results, the majority of the subjects were normoglycemic (n = 316, 76...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
William R Cooke, Ulla K Hemmilä, Alison L Craik, Chimwemwe J Mandula, Priscilla Mvula, Ausbert Msusa, Gavin Dreyer, Rhys Evans
BACKGROUND: Obstetric-related acute kidney injury (AKI) is thought to be a key contributor to the overall burden of AKI in low resource settings, causing significant and preventable morbidity and mortality. However, epidemiological data to corroborate these hypotheses is sparse. This prospective observational study aims to determine the incidence, aetiology and maternal-fetal outcomes of obstetric-related AKI in Malawi. METHODS: Women greater than 20 weeks gestation or less than 6 weeks postpartum admitted to obstetric wards at a tertiary hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, and at high-risk of AKI were recruited between 21st September and 11th December 2015...
February 2, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Pavla Pokorná, Lenka Posch, Martin Šíma, Petr Klement, Ondrej Slanar, John van den Anker, Dick Tibboel, Karel Allegaert
AIM: Phenobarbital (PB) pharmacokinetics (PK) in asphyxiated newborns show large variability, not only explained by hypothermia (HT). We evaluated potential relevant covariates of PK of PB in newborns treated with or without HT for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). METHODS: Clearance (CL), distribution volume (Vd) and elimination half-life (t1/2 ) were calculated using one-compartment analysis. Covariates were clinical characteristics (weight, gestational age, hepatic, renal, and circulatory status), comedication and HIE severity [time to reach normal aEEG pattern (Tnorm aEEG), dichotomous, within 24 h] and asphyxia severity [severe aspyhxia = pH ≤7...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Agnieszka Żelaźniewicz, Bogusław Pawłowski
OBJECTIVES: Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) is hypothesized to reflect the level of an individual's developmental instability, and therefore genetic quality. As a potential signal of biological condition, female body (including breast) symmetry was shown to be perceived as more attractive in mate choice context. If symmetry reflects a woman's genetic quality, it is possible that FA, similarly to other maternal anthropometric cues of biological condition (e.g., body height or waist-to-hip ratio), may be also related to her offspring condition...
January 22, 2018: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Paraskevi K Matsota, Kalliopi H Drachtidi, Chrysanthi Z Batistaki, Agathi V Karakosta, Ioanna C Koukopoulou, Eugenia I Koursoumi, Georgia G Kostopanagiotou
BACKGROUND: Patient-Controlled Epidural Analgesia (PCEA) is a common practice for labour pain relief. This study aimed to compare two different settings of a PCEA device using the same solution to obtain labour analgesia. METHODS: Fifty two parturients were randomly allocated to receive ropivacaine 0.15% and fentanyl 2γ/mL via a PCEA device either as a background infusion of 5mL/h plus 5mL demand bolus doses with 10 min lockout (group B/D, n=26) or as only demand bolus doses of 5mL with 10 min lockout (group D, n=26)...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Gaurav Patwardhan, Ankit Soni, Nitin Rachwani, Sandeep Kadam, Sanjay Patole, Anand Pandit
Background: Feeding intolerance prolongs time to full feeds (TFFs) in preterm infants. We studied factors associated with TFF in preterm infants on standardized feeding regimen (SFR) and routine probiotic supplementation (RPS). Methods: This is a prospective cohort study of preterm infants ≤1500 g. Pearson's correlation, Mann-Whitney test and multivariate analysis were used. Results: In total, 37 of 304 admitted infants died before reaching full feeds...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Juan Manuel Carmona-Torres, Rosa Carvalhal, Ruth Mary Gálvez-Rioja, África Ruiz-Gandara, Thomas Goergen, Mª Aurora Rodríguez-Borrego
The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of abuse of vulnerable older persons in the family and community environment in the following regions-Spain (Andalusia-Córdoba), Portugal (Azores), and Bolivia (Santa Cruz de la Sierra)-and to identify risk factors and delineate a profile of abused older persons. For this, a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. The sample consisted of people in the age group 65 years plus living in the catchment areas of health centers. The following were used as instruments to collect data: the medical record of the patients of relevant health centers, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), daily activities autonomy test, adaptability, partnership, growth, affection, and resolve (APGAR) familiar test, The Elder Abuse Suspicion Index (EASI) and the Social Work Evaluation Form...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
T Pang, X F Guo, Y H Zhou, X Q Qiu, S Li, Z R Liang, X L Qin, K H Li, X Y Zeng
Objective: To investigate the association between the value of α-thalassemia minor and the outcomes in pregnant women. Methods: A total of 445 pregnant women with α-thalassemia minor were selected as thalassemia group in the Pingguo County Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Guangxi from January 2011 to December 2015, with ratio of 1∶4 healthy pregnant women was randomly recruited as non-thalassemia group. Clinical characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of the two groups were retrospectively analyzed using methods including t test, χ(2) test, and logistic regression model and ROC curve...
December 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
Michelle J Wang, Spencer G Kuper, Robin Steele, Rachel A Sievert, Alan T Tita, Lorie M Harper
OBJECTIVE: We aim to examine whether outcomes of preterm birth (PTB) are further modified by the indication for delivery. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study of all singletons delivered at 23 to 34 weeks from 2011 to 2014. Women were classified by their primary indication for delivery: maternal (preeclampsia) or fetal/obstetric (growth restriction, nonreassuring fetal status, and vaginal bleeding). The primary neonatal outcome was a composite of neonatal death, cord pH <7 or base excess < - 12, 5-minute Apgar ≤3, C-reactive protein during resuscitation, culture-proven sepsis, intraventricular hemorrhage, and necrotizing enterocolitis...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
Ole Köhler-Forsberg, Holger J Sørensen, Merete Nordentoft, John J McGrath, Michael E Benros, Liselotte Petersen
BACKGROUND: Hospitalizations for infections have been associated with subsequent decreased cognitive ability, but it is uncertain if childhood infections influence subsequent scholastic achievement (SA). We aimed to estimate the association between infections during childhood and SA. METHODS: Nationwide prospective cohort-study including 598,553 children born in Denmark between 1987 and 1997 and their parents. Exposures were hospitalization for infections and treatment with anti-infective agents...
December 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Nasser Abu Awad, Thomas Jordan, Robert Mundle, Dan Farine
OBJECTIVE: To review the management and outcome of pregnancies of women presenting to obstetrical triage with decreased fetal movements (DFM). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of women presenting with DFMs to two large Canadian obstetrical centres with a combined 9490 deliveries per year. The charts were reviewed for compliance with the Canadian guidelines for demographics (age, parity, GA, comorbidities, etc.), pregnancy management (admission vs. discharge, need to deliver), and pregnancy outcomes (mortality, morbidity, GA at delivery, Apgar scores, etc...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
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