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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323880/randomized-controlled-trials-in-central-vascular-access-devices-a-scoping-review
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Mari Takashima, Gillian Ray-Barruel, Amanda Ullman, Samantha Keogh, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for central venous access devices, however, high complication rates remain. Scoping reviews map the available evidence and demonstrate evidence deficiencies to focus ongoing research priorities. METHOD: A scoping review (January 2006-December 2015) of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to improve central venous access device outcomes; including peripherally inserted central catheters, non-tunneled, tunneled and totally implanted venous access catheters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323629/effects-of-levothyroxine-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-thyroid-dysfunction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Jia Li, Jie Shen, Lan Qin
Context • Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) in pregnancy can be associated with increased complications in pregnant women and neurocognitive deficits in fetuses. Two recently published meta-analyses investigated the effects of levothyroxine (LT4) supplementation on pregnancy outcomes but did not report adverse complications and neonatal outcomes. Objectives • The study intended to assess the effects of LT4 supplementation in the treatment of pregnant women with thyroid dysfunction. Design • The research team performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Chinese BioMedical Literature Service System, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321251/analgesic-effects-of-preincision-ketamine-on-postspinal-caesarean-delivery-in-uganda-s-tertiary-hospital-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Richard Mwase, Tonny Stone Luggya, John Mark Kasumba, Humphrey Wanzira, Andrew Kintu, Joesph V B Tindimwebwa, Daniel Obua
Background. Good postoperative analgesic management improves maternal satisfaction and care of the neonate. Postoperative pain management is a challenge in Mulago Hospital, yet ketamine is accessible and has proven benefit. We determined ketamine's postoperative analgesic effects. Materials and Methods. We did an RCT among consenting parturients that were randomized to receive either intravenous ketamine (0.25 mg/kg) or placebo after spinal anesthetic. Pain was assessed every 30 mins up to 24 hours postoperatively using the numerical rating scale...
2017: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317885/efficacy-of-alginate-based-reflux-suppressant-and-magnesium-aluminium-antacid-gel-for-treatment-of-heartburn-in-pregnancy-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
#4
Pontip Meteerattanapipat, Vorapong Phupong
The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of alginate-based reflux suppressant and magnesium-aluminium antacid gel for treatment of heartburn in pregnancy. A double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial was conducted. One hundred pregnant women at less than 36 weeks gestation with heartburn at least twice per week were randomized to either alginate-based reflux suppressant or to magnesium-aluminium antacid gel. Details of heartburn were recorded before beginning the treatment and the second week of study...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296338/effect-of-endocrine-disruptors-on-male-reproduction-in-humans-why-the-evidence-is-still-lacking
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D Bliatka, S Lymperi, G Mastorakos, D G Goulis
The so-called "endocrine disruption hypothesis" suggests that exposures to endocrine disruption (EDs) during fetal, neonatal and adult life may interfere with the development of reproductive organs and alter semen quality and reproductive hormone production. Even though animal studies provide substantial evidence of adverse effects of EDs on male reproductive system, epidemiological studies in humans arrive at conflicting results. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the literature to locate methodological characteristics of the studies that struggle the formation of an association between EDs and human male reproduction...
March 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295722/cerclage-for-short-cervix-on-ultrasound-in-singleton-gestations-without-prior-spontaneous-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-trials-using-individual-patient-level-data
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Berghella, Andrea Ciardulli, Orion A Rust, Meekai To, Katsufumi Otsuki, Sietske Althuisius, Kypros Nicolaides, Amanda Roman, Gabriele Saccone
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantify the efficacy of cervical cerclage in preventing preterm birth (PTB) in asymptomatic singleton pregnancies with a mid-trimester short transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) and without prior spontaneous PTB. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from inception of each database until February 2017. No language restrictions were applied. We included all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of asymptomatic singleton pregnancies without prior spontaneous PTB screened with TVU CL, found to have a midtrimester short CL <25 mm, and then randomized to management with either cerclage (i...
March 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285752/fluconazole-doses-used-for-prophylaxis-of-invasive-fungal-infection-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-a-network-meta-analysis
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Letícia Paula Leonart, Fernanda Stumpf Tonin, Vinicius Lins Ferreira, Suelem Tavares da Silva Penteado, Fábio de Araújo Motta, Roberto Pontarolo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of different doses of fluconazole used for invasive prophylaxis of fungal infection in neonates. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic search was conducted with PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science. A manual search was performed as well. Only randomized controlled trials of neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) who received fluconazole prophylaxis for invasive fungal infection, regardless of the dose or therapeutic regimen, were included in this review...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285280/effect-of-delayed-cord-clamping-on-hematocrit-and-thermal-and-hemodynamic-stability-in-preterm-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Niraj Kumar Dipak, Ruchi Nimish Nanavat, Nand Kishore Kabra, Anita Srinivasan, Anitha Ananthan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the short term clinical effects of delayed cord clamping in preterm neonates. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: A tertiary care neonatal unit from October 2013 to September 2014. PARTICIPANTS: 78 mothers with preterm labor between 27 to 316/7 weeks gestation. INTERVENTION: Early cord clamping (10 s), delayed cord clamping (60 s) or delayed cord clamping (60 s) along with intramuscular ergometrine (500 µg) administered to the mother...
February 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282762/a-comparison-between-the-two-methods-of-chest-compression-in-infant-and-neonatal-resuscitation-a-review-according-to-2010-cpr-guidelines
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Alexandros Douvanas, Christina Koulouglioti, Maria Kalafati
AIM: The quality of chest compression (CC) delivered during neonatal and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is identified as the most important factor to achieve the increase of survival rate without major neurological deficit to the patients. The objective of the study was to systematically review all the available studies that have compared the two different techniques of hand placement on infants and neonatal resuscitation, from 2010 to 2015 and to highlight which method is more effective...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277921/does-implementing-a-regime-of-dexamethasone-before-planned-cesarean-section-at-term-reduce-admission-with-respiratory-morbidity-to-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ahmed Mohamed Nooh, Hussein Mohammed Abdeldayem, Eisa Arafa, Sherin Attia Shazly, Hany Elsayed, Wesam A Mokhtar
OBJECTIVE: To assess effectiveness of Dexamethasone before plannedcesarean section at term in reducing admission with respiratory morbidity to neonatal intensive care units. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial which was conducted at an Egyptian teaching hospital. Participants at ≥ 38 weeks gestation who were planned to have planned CS were recruited. They were randomized into a treatment group (636 women) who received three IM doses of Dexamethasone 8 mg, 8 hours apart, and control group (636 women) who have not received Dexamethasone, before having planned CS...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277352/sildenafil-citrate-therapy-for-oligohydramnios-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohammad Ahmed Maher, Tarek Mohammad Sayyed, Nabih Elkhouly
OBJECTIVE: To compare sildenafil plus hydration with hydration alone in improving the amniotic fluid index and neonatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by idiopathic oligohydramnios ( amniotic fluid index less than 5 cm without underlying maternal or fetal causes and with normal fetal growth). METHODS: This was an open-label randomized trial for women carrying singleton pregnancies at 30 weeks of gestation or more with idiopathic oligohydramnios detected during routine ultrasonogram...
March 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274169/safety-and-efficacy-of-topiramate-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-treated-with-hypothermia-neonati-a-feasibility-study
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Luca Filippi, Patrizio Fiorini, Serena Catarzi, Elettra Berti, Letizia Padrini, Elisa Landucci, Gianpaolo Donzelli, Laura Bartalena, Erika Fiorentini, Antonio Boldrini, Matteo Giampietri, Rosa Teresa Scaramuzzo, Giancarlo la Marca, Maria Luisa Della Bona, Simona Fiori, Francesca Tinelli, Ada Bancale, Andrea Guzzetta, Giovanni Cioni, Tiziana Pisano, Melania Falchi, Renzo Guerrini
Purpose To investigate the feasibility of a study based on treatment with topiramate added to moderate hypothermia in newborns with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Materials and methods Multicenter randomized controlled trial. Term newborns with precocious metabolic, clinical and electroencephalographic (EEG) signs of HIE were selected according to their amplified integrated EEG pattern and randomized to receive either topiramate (10 mg/kg once a day for the first three days of life) plus moderate hypothermia or hypothermia alone...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260689/foley-catheter-for-induction-of-labour-filled-with-30ml-or-60ml-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Evelien M Sandberg, Evy M Schepers, Rosalie L van Sitter, Claartje M A Huisman, Wim J van Wijngaarden
OBJECTIVES: One of the methods used to induce labour is the placement of a transcervical Foley catheter (FC). The aim of this randomized controlled study was to assess in term pregnant women with an unfavourable cervix, whether there is a difference in efficacy between the two most commonly used insufflation volumes of FC (30mL and 60mL). STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. RESULTS: Women were randomized to induction of labour with a Foley catheter filled with 30mL or with 60mL...
February 24, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260263/iodine-supplementation-for-women-during-the-preconception-pregnancy-and-postpartum-period
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REVIEW
Kimberly B Harding, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas, Angela C Webster, Constance My Yap, Brian A Payne, Erika Ota, Luz Maria De-Regil
BACKGROUND: Iodine is an essential nutrient required for the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones, which are responsible for regulating growth, development and metabolism. Iodine requirements increase substantially during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If requirements are not met during these periods, the production of thyroid hormones may decrease and be inadequate for maternal, fetal and infant needs. The provision of iodine supplements may help meet the increased iodine needs during pregnancy and the postpartum period and prevent or correct iodine deficiency and its consequences...
March 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256367/impact-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-following-pregnancy-a-meta-analysis-of-studies-published-between-years-2001-2016
#15
REVIEW
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Mohammad Zafooruddin Sani Soogund, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Previous research has already shown systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to have severe consequences on pregnancy outcomes. However, insufficient number of participants, which were mainly limited to one particular region, limited outcomes analyzed and lack of evidence based analysis to support systematic reviews of the literature were the limitations observed. Therefore, by improving these limitations, we aimed to systematically show the impact of SLE on maternal and fetal outcomes following pregnancy...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241924/primary-human-cytomegalovirus-hcmv-infection-in-pregnancy
#16
Horst Buxmann, Klaus Hamprecht, Matthias Meyer-Wittkopf, Klaus Friese
BACKGROUND: In 0.5-4% of pregnancies, the prospective mother sustains a primary infection with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). An HCMV infection of the fetus in the first or second trimester can cause complex post-encephalitic impairment of the infant brain, leading to motor and mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, retinal defects, and progressive hearing loss. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications from January 2000 to October 2016 that were retrieved by a selective search in PubMed employing the terms "cytomegalovirus and pregnancy" and "congenital cytomegalovirus...
January 27, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238222/calcium-and-phosphorus-supplementation-of-human-milk-for-preterm-infants
#17
REVIEW
Jane E Harding, Jess Wilson, Julie Brown
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are born with low skeletal stores of calcium and phosphorus. Preterm human milk provides insufficient calcium and phosphorus to meet the estimated needs of preterm infants for adequate growth. Supplementation of human milk with calcium and phosphorus may improve growth and development of preterm infants. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether addition of calcium and phosphorus supplements to human milk leads to improved growth and bone metabolism of preterm infants without significant adverse effects...
February 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237500/prospects-for-preventing-infant-invasive-gbs-disease-through-maternal-vaccination
#18
Shabir A Madhi, Ziyaad Dangor
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of neonatal sepsis, with the highest incidence (1.3 per 1000 live births) reported from Africa. Although the incidence of invasive GBS disease is reportedly low in South Asia, there is disconnect between prevalence of maternal recto-vaginal colonization and the incidence of early-onset disease (EOD). This is possibly due to case-ascertainment biases that omit investigation of newborns dying on day-0 of life, which accounts for >90% of EOD. Furthermore, GBS is associated with approximately 15% of all infection related stillbirths...
February 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230835/sudden-versus-gradual-pressure-wean-from-nasal-cpap-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
S Amatya, M Macomber, A Bhutada, D Rastogi, S Rastogi
OBJECTIVE: In preterm infants, nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) is widely used for treatment of respiratory distress syndrome. However, the strategies for successfully weaning infants off NCPAP are still not well defined and there remains considerable variation between the methods. The objective of this study is to determine whether gradual weaning of NCPAP pressure is more successful than sudden weaning off NCPAP to room air. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit on 70 preterm neonates who were born between 26 and 32 weeks gestation and required NCPAP for at least 48 h...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220582/kinesio-taping-for-pain-control-during-labor-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Maria Amelia Miquelutti, José Guilherme Cecatti
This study protocol will evaluate the effectiveness and safety during labor and delivery of the Kinesio Taping bandage for pain sensation, satisfaction of patients, and obstetric and neonatal outcomes. A randomized controlled trial with 60 participants divided into two groups will be conducted. The intervention group will receive bandage application on the vertebral regions corresponding to uterine dermatomes - from T10 to L1 and from S2 to S4. The control group will receive bandage application away from uterine dermatomes, from T1 to T4...
March 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
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