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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153362/in-vivo-assessment-of-placental-elasticity-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction-by-shear-wave-elastography
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Hatice Arioz Habibi, Ebru Alici Davutoglu, Sedat Giray Kandemirli, Mine Aslan, Aysegul Ozel, Ayse Kalyoncu Ucar, Pinar Zeytun, Riza Madazli, Ibrahim Adaletli
PURPOSE: In this study, we evaluated the placental elasticity in vivo by shear-wave elastography in pregnant women under follow-up for intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and compared the elasticity values to normal pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included 42 pregnant women with a possible diagnosis of intrauterine growth restriction based on obstetrical grayscale and Doppler ultrasonography and 42 women with a normal pregnancy during the 2nd and 3rd trimester...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148636/outcome-of-pregnancy-with-clinically-visible-palpable-myoma-among-women-who-undergo-caesarian-section-in-three-teaching-hospitals-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Getu Dinku, Eyasu Mesfin
Introduction: Myoma is the most common pelvic tumor and an enormous healthcare concern in women. Complications occur in approximately 10-40% of pregnancies with myomatous uterus. This study is conducted to determine the prevalence and obstetric outcome of grossly visible and/or palpable myoma among women who gave birth by caesarean section. Methods: A cross sectional study conducted in three teaching hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Data was collected using a pre-tested questioner...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141467/oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-amniotic-fluid-of-pregnant-women-with-hypothyroidism
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Tanja R Novakovic, Zana C Dolicanin, Natasa Z Djordjevic
PURPOSE: Hypothyroidism in pregnancy is the serious state that may lead to fetal morbidity and mortality. Oxidative stress biomarkers in the amniotic fluid can provide important information on the health, development and maturation of the fetus during pregnancy. In this study, we examined whether maternal hypothyroidism contributes to increased oxidative stress biomarkers in the amniotic fluid during the first trimester of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on healthy pregnant women and pregnant women with hypothyroidism (gestational age: 16-18 weeks)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114267/the-best-cut-off-value-for-hba1c-as-a-screening-tool-in-iranian-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Seyedeh Neda Mousavi, Koorosh Kamali, Motahareh Mirbazel, Maryam Jameshorani
Objective: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a prevalent disorder which increases maternal and fetal complications. The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is a traditional, time -consuming and intensive test which is poorly tolerated by pregnant women. To date, increasing evidence considered HbA1c as a screening tool and reported various cut-off values in different populations. In alignment with existing literature, we determined for the first time, the optimal cut-off value for HbA1c in Iranian women with GDM...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113614/validation-of-family-conflict-scales-for-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia-in-long-term-care-facilities-and-exploration-of-family-conflicts-and-support
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Chie Fukui, Mariko Sakka, Rachel Marry Amiya, Iori Sato, Kiyoko Kamibeppu
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to develop a family conflict scale for family caregivers of persons with dementia in long-term care facilities and to explore the relationship between family conflicts and family support. METHODS: The scale was developed through forward- and back-translations, interviews with 12 staff members in long-term care facilities, and cognitive interviews with 12 family caregivers who met operational definitions in this study. The test was conducted with 334 family caregivers and a retest was conducted with 318 family caregivers who had indicated willingness to participate further...
November 8, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108135/regimens-of-ultrasound-surveillance-for-twin-pregnancies-for-improving-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jane G Woolcock, Rosalie M Grivell, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Increased ultrasound surveillance of twin pregnancies has become accepted practice due to the higher risk of complications. There is no current consensus however as to the method and frequency of ultrasound monitoring that constitutes optimal care. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the effects of different types and frequency of ultrasound surveillance for women with a twin pregnancy on neonatal, fetal and maternal outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register, ClinicalTrials...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103237/inflammatory-response-in-preterm-newborns-born-after-prolonged-premature-rupture-of-membranes-is-there-a-correlation-with-placental-histological-findings
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Neri Katz, Letizia Schreiber, Anat Oron, Sarel Halachmi, David Kohelet
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates in the United States. Early recognition of sepsis in this population is a challenging task since overt clinical signs can be difficult to determine. C-reactive protein (CRP), one of the most frequently non-specific used laboratory test, can indirectly aid the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between histological findings in the placenta of preterm newborns born after prolonged rupture of membranes, CRP levels, and blood cultures...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037544/effects-of-pushing-techniques-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Refika Genç Koyucu, Nurdan Demirci
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous pushing is a method that is used in the management of the second stage of labor and suggested to be more physiological for the mother and infant. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of pushing techniques on the mother and newborn. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized prospective study was performed between June 2013-March 2014 in a tertiary maternity clinic in Istanbul. 80 low risk, nulliparous cases were randomized to pushing groups...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036215/reduction-of-in-utero-lead-exposures-in-south-african-populations-positive-impact-of-unleaded-petrol
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Halina B Röllin, Bukola Olutola, Kalavati Channa, Jon Ø Odland
BACKGROUND: Prenatal exposure to lead (Pb) has been shown to have negative and irreversible health impacts on foetal and early childhood development, affecting morbidity and mortality in adulthood. This study aimed to assess in utero Pb exposure, examine birth outcomes, and identify confounding factors in the large cohort of South African population, following the legislated removal of Pb from petrol. METHODS: Lead was measured in the maternal blood, urine and cord blood using Inductive Coupled Plasma Mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026371/proportion-and-factors-associated-with-low-fifth-minute-apgar-score-among-singleton-newborn-babies-in-gondar-university-referral-hospital-north-west-ethiopia
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Temesgen Worku Gudayu
BACK GROUND: New born babies with low Apgar scores are at an increased risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To assess proportion and factors associated with low 5(th) minute Apgar Apgar score among singleton newborn babies in Gondar University referral hospital; North West Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on singleton 261 live births from March - May, 2013. Data was collected from mother/newborn index using a structured and pre-tested questionnaire...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020834/high-transverse-skin-incisions-may-reduce-wound-complications-in-obese-women-having-cesarean-sections-a-pilot-study
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Robert B Walton, Kelsey L Shnaekel, Songthip T Ounpraseuth, Peter G Napolitano, Everett F Magann
OBJECTIVE: Women having cesarean section have a high risk of wound complications. Our objective was to determine whether high transverse skin incisions are associated with a reduced risk of cesarean wound complications in women with BMI greater than 40. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was undertaken of parturients ages 18-45 with BMI greater than 40 having high transverse skin incisions from January 2010 to April 2015 at a tertiary maternity hospital. Temporally matched controls had low transverse skin incisions along with a BMI greater than 40...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016490/neonatal-morbidity-and-maternal-complication-rates-in-women-with-a-delivery-body-mass-index-of-60-or-higher
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Tana Kim, Sabrina C Burn, Ananta Bangdiwala, Samantha Pace, Phillip Rauk
OBJECTIVE: To investigate neonatal morbidity and maternal complication rates with delivery body mass index (BMI) 60 or greater. METHODS: This retrospective, multicenter cohort study included singleton pregnancies between 23 and 42 weeks of gestation from January 2005 to April 2016. Women with BMI 60 or greater were compared with a random sample of women with BMI 30-59. The primary outcome, composite neonatal morbidity, was defined as 5-minute Apgar score less than 7, hypoglycemia, respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, hospital stay greater than 5 days, neonatal intensive care unit admission, or neonatal death...
November 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977330/perinatal-features-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Gabriela Foresti Fezer, Marília Barbosa de Matos, Angélica Luciana Nau, Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Jair Mendes Marques, Paulo Breno Noronha Liberalesso
OBJECTIVE: To analyze perinatal features of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: Retrospective review of the medical records of 75 children with ASD, between January 2008 and January 2015. Inclusion criteria were diagnosis of ASD based on DSM-5 criteria, and the informed consent form signed by the person who is legally responsible. The exclusion criterion was missing on the medical record. The variables analyzed were maternal age, prematurity (gestational age under 37 weeks), low birth weight (<2,500 g), and perinatal asphyxia (5th minute Apgar score <7)...
April 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977130/factors-associated-with-infant-mortality-in-a-brazilian-city-with-high-human-development-index
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Maria Volpato Kropiwiec, Selma Cristina Franco, Augusto Randüz do Amaral
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with infant mortality in a city with good socioeconomic development. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study with 7,887 live births in the year of 2012 recorded in the Live Births Information System (SINASC) and associated by linkage with the Mortality Information System (SIM) to identify the deaths in the first year of life. The risk factors were ranked in three levels of determination: distal, intermediate and proximal. The logistic binomial regression models and the multivariate model quantified the impact of the individual variables tested and adjusted the effect of confounding variables...
September 21, 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967231/congenital-anomalies-and-the-severity-of-impairments-for-cerebral-palsy
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Kjersti P Jystad, Kristin M Strand, Solveig Bjellmo, Stian Lydersen, Kari Klungsöyr, Magne Stoknes, Jon Skranes, Guro L Andersen, Torstein Vik
AIM: To study the prevalence of congenital anomalies among children with cerebral palsy (CP) born at term or late preterm, and if CP subtypes and clinical manifestations differ between children with and without congenital anomalies. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study using data from the Cerebral Palsy Register of Norway and the Medical Birth Registry of Norway. All children with congenital CP born at and later than 34 weeks' gestation in Norway from 1999 to 2009 were included...
November 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956137/deleterious-impact-of-maternal-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcome-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Zein Omar
OBJECTIVE: To assess prospectively the maternal and fetal outcome among pregnant women with chronic Hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection compared to normal control group. METHODS: A prospective observational study conducted on 342 pregnant women with HCV who were divided into two groups according to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result, group 1 (n = 184, HCV-PCR negative) and group 2 (n = 154, HCV-PCR positive) with a third group of normal pregnant women (n = 170)...
December 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946688/role-of-high-resolution-chest-computed-tomography-in-a-child-with-persistent-tachypnoea-and-intercostal-retractions-a-case-report-of-neuroendocrine-cell-hyperplasia
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Mara Lelii, Maria Francesca Patria, Raffaella Pinzani, Rossana Tenconi, Alessandro Mori, Nicola Bonelli, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Background: Chronic interstitial lung diseases in children (chILD) are a heterogeneous group of disorders that can represent a clinical challenge for pediatric pneumologists. Among them, neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy (NEHI) is a diffuse lung disease prevalent in the first years of life that spontaneously improves over time. The clinical presentation of NEHI is indistinguishable from other interstitial lung diseases, so a correct and non-invasive diagnosis by chest computed tomography (CT) without lung biopsy might not be simple...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931047/association-between-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemia-and-periventricular-leukomalacia-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jichong Huang, Li Zhang, Bingyao Kang, Tingting Zhu, Yafei Li, Fengyan Zhao, Yi Qu, Dezhi Mu
BACKGROUND: Although investigators have implicated hypoxic-ischemia (HI) as a potential cause of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), the role of clinical risk factors or markers for HI in the development of PVL remains controversial. The aim of this study was to identify perinatal HI-related factors associated with PVL. METHOD: The PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched. The last search was performed on January 2017. Summary effect estimates (pooled odds ratios [ORs]) were calculated for each risk factor using fixed or random effects models with tests for heterogeneity and publication bias...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910364/surge-of-immune-cell-formation-at-birth-differs-by-mode-of-delivery-and-infant-characteristics-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Titus Schlinzig, Stefan Johansson, Olof Stephansson, Lennart Hammarström, Rolf H Zetterström, Ulrika von Döbeln, Sven Cnattingius, Mikael Norman
BACKGROUND: Birth by cesarean section is associated with increased risks of immune disorders. We tested whether establishment of immune function at birth relates to mode of delivery, taking other maternal and infant characteristics into account. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using a prospectively collected database, we retrieved information on maternal and infant characteristics of 6,014 singleton infants delivered from February to April 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden, with gestational age ≥35 weeks, Apgar scores ≥7, and without congenital malformations or any neonatal morbidity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910311/hearing-impairment-in-premature-newborns-analysis-based-on-the-national-hearing-screening-database-in-poland
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Katarzyna Wroblewska-Seniuk, Grazyna Greczka, Piotr Dabrowski, Joanna Szyfter-Harris, Jan Mazela
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of sensorineural hearing loss is between 1 and 3 per 1000 in healthy neonates and 2-4 per 100 in high-risk infants. The national universal neonatal hearing screening carried out in Poland since 2002 enables selection of infants with suspicion and/or risk factors of hearing loss. In this study, we assessed the incidence and risk factors of hearing impairment in infants ≤33 weeks' gestational age (wga). METHODS: We analyzed the database of the Polish Universal Newborns Hearing Screening Program from 2010 to 2013...
2017: PloS One
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