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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352491/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes-benefits-for-mothers-using-pumps-or-pens-and-their-babies
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Denice S Feig, Helen R Murphy
AIMS: To review the current literature on the use of continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy in women with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: We searched the literature for randomized controlled trials using continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy in women with Type 1 diabetes. RESULTS: Three randomized trials were found and discussed in this review. One UK study found a reduction in large-for-gestational-age infants; however, only masked continuous glucose monitoring was used in that study...
January 20, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346141/caffeine-controversies
#2
Samuel J Gentle, Colm P Travers, Waldemar A Carlo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Caffeine use in preterm infants has endured several paradigms: from standard of care to possible neurotoxin to one of the few medications for which there is evidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) risk reduction. The purpose of the review is to analyze this dynamic trajectory and discuss controversies that still remain after decades of caffeine use. RECENT FINDINGS: Following concerns for caffeine safety in preterm infants, a large randomized controlled trial demonstrated a reduction in BPD and treatment for patent ductus arteriosus...
January 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345047/effects-of-maternal-heart-sounds-on-pain-and-comfort-during-aspiration-in-preterm-infants
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Dilek Küçük Alemdar, Fatma Güdücü Tüfekcİ
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of providing prerecorded maternal heart sounds on the level of pain and comfort that are experienced by preterm infants during aspiration. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial. Preterm infants (N = 62) who were receiving care or treatment at a neonatal intensive care unit were eligible for participation in this study. Infants in the intervention group (n = 32) were provided with prerecorded maternal heart sounds before, during, and after aspiration, whereas the infants in the control group (n = 30) received routine care...
January 17, 2018: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341045/approach-to-infants-born-through-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid-evolution-based-on-evidence
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Munmun Rawat, Sushma Nangia, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) during delivery is a marker of fetal stress. Neonates born through MSAF often need resuscitation and are at risk of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), air leaks, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and death. The neonatal resuscitation approach to MSAF has evolved over the last three decades. Previously, nonvigorous neonates soon after delivery were suctioned under the vocal cords with direct visualization technique using a meconium aspirator...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338857/obstetric-complications-after-frozen-versus-fresh-embryo-transfer-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-results-from-a-randomized-trial
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Bo Zhang, Daimin Wei, Richard S Legro, Yuhua Shi, Jing Li, Lin Zhang, Yan Hong, Gang Sun, Ting Zhang, Weiping Li, Zi-Jiang Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of frozen embryo transfer on maternal and neonatal complications of singleton and twin pregnancies compared with fresh embryo transfer in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: A secondary analysis of a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial comparing live birth after frozen vs. fresh embryo transfer (FreFro-PCOS). SETTING: Reproductive medicine centers. PATIENT(S): A total of 1,508 patients with a diagnosis of PCOS who were undergoing IVF were enrolled...
January 12, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324621/immediate-delivery-compared-with-expectant-management-in-late-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes-an-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis
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Johanna Quist-Nelson, Annemijn A de Ruigh, Anna Lene Seidler, David P van der Ham, Christine Willekes, Vincenzo Berghella, Eva Pajkrt, Jillian Patterson, David Espinoza, Jonathan Morris, Ben Mol, Lisa Askie
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of immediate delivery an expectant management among women whose pregnancies were complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) in the late preterm period (from 34 0/7 weeks until 36 6/7 weeks of gestation). DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Scopus, ClinicalTrials.gov, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from inception until December 2016. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: We included all randomized controlled trials with individual participant data reporting on late preterm PROM with randomization to immediate delivery or expectant management...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315968/cuffed-endotracheal-tubes-in-infants-less-than-3-kg-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Rebecca E Thomas, Shripada C Rao, Corrado Minutillo, Bruce Hullett, Max K Bulsara
BACKGROUND: Cuffed endotracheal tubes are being increasingly used in infants; however, current evidence in the literature mostly includes infants ≥ 3-kg weight. AIMS: The aim of this observational study was to compare the short-term outcomes with the use of Microcuff® cuffed vs uncuffed endotracheal tubes in neonates < 3 kg. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study in a single-centre, tertiary children's hospital neonatal intensive care unit...
January 9, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315084/safety-of-reiki-therapy-for-newborns-at-risk-for-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
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Rosanne Marie Radziewicz, Sandra Wright-Esber, Julie Zupancic, Deb Gargiulo, Patricia Woodall
The incidence of opioid abuse and subsequent drug withdrawal is exponentially on the rise in the United States for many populations including newborns who are born to drug-addicted mothers. These newborns often exhibit symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) within 24 to 72 hours of birth. Treatment of NAS includes monitoring of withdrawal symptoms, managing physiological parameters, and the use of supportive and pharmacologic treatments. Although a few randomized controlled trials exist, studies on supportive intervention are generally limited by small sample sizes, case study reports, expert opinions, and descriptive design...
January 8, 2018: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305829/meta-analysis-on-the-effect-of-aspirin-use-for-prevention-of-preeclampsia-on-placental-abruption-and-antepartum-hemorrhage
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Stephanie Roberge, Emmanuel Bujold, Kypros H Nicolaides
BACKGROUND: Impaired placentation in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy is associated with increased risk of subsequent development of preeclampsia, birth of small for gestational age neonates and placental abruption. Previous studies reported that prophylactic use of aspirin reduces the risk of preeclampsia and small for gestational age neonates with no significant effect on placental abruption. However, meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials examining the effect of aspirin in relation to gestational age at onset of therapy and dose of the drug reported that significant reduction in the risk of preeclampsia and small for gestational age neonates is achieved only if the onset of treatment is at ≤16 weeks of gestation and the daily dose of the drug is ≥100 mg...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304544/obstetric-history-and-likelihood-of-preterm-birth-of-twins
#10
Sarah Rae Easter, Sarah E Little, Julian N Robinson, Hector Mendez-Figueroa, Suneet P Chauhan
OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between preterm birth in a prior pregnancy and preterm birth in a twin pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN:  We performed a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial evaluating 17-α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate in twins. Women were classified as nulliparous, multiparous with a prior term birth, or multiparous with a prior preterm birth. We used logistic regression to examine the odds of spontaneous preterm birth of twins before 35 weeks according to past obstetric history...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298456/a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-in-the-management-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Elizabeth S Langen, Anita Sit, Katie Sherwin, Deirdre J Lyell, Yair J Blumenfeld, Yasser Y El-Sayed
OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to evaluate whether weekly administration of 17 α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) increases the number of women who achieve 34 weeks of gestation after preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). STUDY DESIGN:  We conducted a multicenter double-blind, randomized controlled trial of 17-OHPC versus placebo among women with PPROM. Women with singleton pregnancy, clinically confirmed PPROM, and without evidence of active infection or major fetal malformation between 240/7 and 320/7 weeks of pregnancy were offered enrollment...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288320/membrane-sweeping-added-to-formal-induction-method-to-increase-the-spontaneous-vaginal-delivery-a-meta-analysis
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Jing Liu, Guang Song, Tao Meng, Ge Zhao
BACKGROUND: Membrane sweeping (MS) could increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor within 48 h. However, the rationale for performing routinely an intervention with the potential to induce labor in women with an uneventful pregnancy at 38 weeks of gestation is, at least, questionable. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies to assess evaluated the effect of MS added to formal induction method on the spontaneous vaginal delivery, compared with formal induction alone...
December 29, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288162/retrospective-consent-in-a-neonatal-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nils T Songstad, Calum T Roberts, Brett J Manley, Louise S Owen, Peter G Davis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The requirement for prospective consent in clinical trials in acute settings may result in samples unrepresentative of the study population, potentially altering study findings. However, using retrospective consent may raise ethical issues. We assessed whether using retrospective consent affected recruitment, participant characteristics, and outcomes within a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of a randomized trial, which compared nasal high flow (nHF) with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for primary respiratory support in preterm infants...
December 29, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273044/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-exercise-during-pregnancy-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-results-from-the-pamela-study
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Shana Ginar da Silva, Pedro Curi Hallal, Marlos Rodrigues Domingues, Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Mariângela Freitas da Silveira, Diego Bassani, Inácio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva, Bruna Gonçalves Cordeiro da Silva, Carolina de Vargas Nunes Coll, Kelly Evenson
BACKGROUND: Women are encouraged to be physically active during pregnancy. Despite available evidence supporting antenatal physical activity to bring health benefits for both the mother and child, the most effective way to prevent some maternal and fetal outcomes is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an exercise intervention to prevent negative maternal and newborn health outcomes. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) nested into the 2015 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study was carried-out with 639 healthy pregnant women, 213 in the intervention group (IG) and 426 in the control (CG) group...
December 22, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250904/assessing-a-composite-end-point-for-new-tocolytics-in-clinical-trials-data-from-4-us-integrated-delivery-networks
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Jeanne M Pimenta, Emma Brinkley, Timothy H Montague, Kathleen J Beach, Christina Mack
PURPOSE: A composite end point (CE) measuring neonatal benefit was created for use in tocolytic randomized controlled trials with rates assessed using data from one referral hospital. The goal of this study was to assess wider generalizability of the CE, using data from multiple integrated delivery networks, creating a cohort of linked mother-neonate pairs to understand neonatal outcomes in a broad population. METHODS: Retrospective data on births (2001-2012) were collected from 4 US integrated delivery networks in the COMparative effectiveness PAtient Safety and Surveillance (COMPASS) Research Network, and linked mother-neonate pairs were identified...
December 18, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242413/assisted-physical-exercise-for-improving-bone-strength-in-preterm-infants-less-than-35-weeks-gestation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Subhash Chandra Shaw, Mari Jeeva Sankar, Anu Thukral, Chandra Kumar Natarajan, Ashok K Deorari, Vinod K Paul, Ramesh Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: To the efficacy of daily assisted physical exercise (starting from one week of postnatal age) on bone strength at 40 weeks of post menstrual age to no intervention in infants born between 27 and 34 weeks of gestation. DESIGN: Open-label randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary-care teaching hospital in northern India from 16 May 2013 to 21 Nov 2013. PARTICIPANTS: 50 preterm neonates randomized to exercise group (n=26) or control group (n=24) during May to November, 2013...
December 14, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236628/outcomes-of-a-coaching-based-who-safe-childbirth-checklist-program-in-india
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Katherine E A Semrau, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Megan Marx Delaney, Vinay P Singh, Rajiv Saurastri, Narender Sharma, Danielle E Tuller, Rebecca Firestone, Stuart Lipsitz, Neelam Dhingra-Kumar, Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Vishwajeet Kumar, Atul A Gawande
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of facility-based childbirth in low-resource settings has increased dramatically during the past two decades, yet gaps in the quality of care persist and mortality remains high. The World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Childbirth Checklist, a quality-improvement tool, promotes systematic adherence to practices that have been associated with improved childbirth outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a matched-pair, cluster-randomized, controlled trial in 60 pairs of facilities across 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh, India, testing the effect of the BetterBirth program, an 8-month coaching-based implementation of the Safe Childbirth Checklist, on a composite outcome of perinatal death, maternal death, or maternal severe complications within 7 days after delivery...
December 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232665/the-laryngeal-mask-airway-and-its-use-in-neonatal-resuscitation-a-critical-review-of-where-we-are-in-2017-2018
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Satvik Chaitanya Bansal, Stefano Caoci, Eugene Dempsey, Daniele Trevisanuto, Charles Christoph Roehr
Studies using videotape recordings and respiratory function monitoring have shown that both face mask (FM) application and endotracheal tube (ETT) placement represent a challenge for resuscitators. Hence, there is a strong need for devices that can largely be used independently of individual operator training levels, in order to ensure more reliable support in time-critical situations, such as neonatal resuscitation. The laryngeal mask airway device (LMA) has evolved as a potentially very valuable tool. We conducted a systematic review of studies evaluating the use of the LMA in neonatal resuscitation...
December 13, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229321/the-role-of-aspirin-heparin-and-other-interventions-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Katie M Groom, Anna L David
Fetal growth restriction and related placental pathologies such as preeclampsia, stillbirth, and placental abruption are believed to arise in early pregnancy when inadequate remodeling of the maternal spiral arteries leads to persistent high-resistance and low-flow uteroplacental circulation. The consequent placental ischaemia, reperfusion injury, and oxidative stress are associated with an imbalance in angiogenic/antiangiogenic factors. Many interventions have centered on the prevention and/or treatment of preeclampsia with results pertaining to fetal growth restriction and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy often included as secondary outcomes because of the common pathophysiology...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228160/effect-of-financial-incentives-on-breastfeeding-a-cluster-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Clare Relton, Mark Strong, Kate J Thomas, Barbara Whelan, Stephen J Walters, Julia Burrows, Elaine Scott, Petter Viksveen, Maxine Johnson, Helen Baston, Julia Fox-Rushby, Nana Anokye, Darren Umney, Mary J Renfrew
Importance: Although breastfeeding has a positive effect on an infant's health and development, the prevalence is low in many communities. The effect of financial incentives to improve breastfeeding prevalence is unknown. Objective: To assess the effect of an area-level financial incentive for breastfeeding on breastfeeding prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks post partum. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Nourishing Start for Health (NOSH) trial, a cluster randomized trial with 6 to 8 weeks follow-up, was conducted between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016, in 92 electoral ward areas in England with baseline breastfeeding prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks post partum less than 40%...
December 11, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
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