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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925554/contraception
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Erin Dean
Essential facts Contraceptive services aim to help men and women choose a method of preventing pregnancy that best suits their needs and lifestyle, making it more likely that contraception will be used effectively. Almost nine out of ten women in heterosexual relationships report using at least one method of contraception. There were 184,571 abortions in England and Wales in 2014.
December 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918866/a-lot-of-hard-work-but-doable-pregnancy-experiences-of-women-with-type-1-diabetes
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Meaghan McGrath, Joan Chrisler
Despite many medical advances, pregnant women with type-1 diabetes are still considered to be at high risk. Previous research suggests that physicians' focus on strict glycemic control and negative outcomes can result in fear and uncertainty about undertaking pregnancy. The present study was designed to gain insight into the lived pregnancy experiences of women with type-1 diabetes and to solicit their thoughts on what health care providers could do to assist them to have a healthy pregnancy. Ten U.S. women with type-1 diabetes who were currently pregnant and/or had previously given birth participated in structured interviews...
December 5, 2016: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917537/reproductive-biology-for-the-assessment-of-hunting-sustainability-of-rainforest-mammal-populations-through-the-participation-of-local-communities
#3
Pedro Mayor, Hani El Bizri, Richard E Bodmer, Mark Bowler
Wildlife subsistence hunting is a major source of protein for tropical rural populations and a prominent conservation issue. The intrinsic rate of natural increase (rmax ) of populations is a key reproductive parameter in the most-used assessments of hunting sustainability. However, since researchers face severe difficulties in obtaining reproductive data in the wild, these assessments often use 'classic' reproductive rates calculated mostly from captive studies conducted 30 years ago, resulting in flaws in almost 50% of studies and hampering decision-makings on wildlife management...
December 5, 2016: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908227/improved-infant-hemoglobin-hb-and-blood-glucose-concentrations-the-beneficial-effect-of-maternal-vitamin-a-supplementation-of-malaria-infected-mothers-in-ebonyi-state-nigeria
#4
Michael O Elom, Joseph E Eyo, Fabian C Okafor, Amos Nworie, Victor U Usanga, Gerald N Attamah, Chibueze C Igwe
One hundred and fifty-two malaria-infected pregnant women whose pregnancies had advanced to the 6th month were randomised into two study groups - supplemented and placebo groups, after obtaining their approved consents. Ten thousand international units of vitamin A soft gels were administered to the supplemented group three times per week. Vitamin A soft gels devoid of their active ingredients were administered thrice weekly to the placebo group. Two hundred thousand international units of vitamin A was administered to the supplemented groups within 8 weeks postpartum...
December 1, 2016: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904166/iris-an-internet-based-intervention-as-a-suitable-path-to-addictive-substance-use-prevention-and-counselling-in-pregnancy-beneficiary-profiles-and-user-satisfaction
#5
A Stiegler, H Abele, A Batra
Alcohol or tobacco consumption in pregnancy can harm the unborn child. Counselling on this subject is therefore of major importance. The aim of the presented study was not only to develop an internet based, professionally e-mail accompanied platform for alcohol or tobacco consuming pregnant women ("IRIS Platform") but also to analyse the beneficiary profiles and investigate the practicability and acceptance of the platform among women and referring gynaecologists. The offer comprised three 12-week counselling programmes (alcohol, tobacco, combined consumption)...
November 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903364/-a-meta-analysis-of-hiv-seroprevalence-in-pregnant-women-with-syphilis-and-the-impact-of-syphilis-infection-on-mother-to-child-hiv-transmission
#6
T T Wang, Y Xu, Z Z Li, L Z Chen
Objective: To estimate HIV seroprevalence among pregnant women with syphilis and evaluate the influence of syphilis infection on mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of HIV by meta-analysis. Methods: We conducted a systematic literature search for 1 678 articles related to maternal syphilis and HIV infection published until October 1(st) 2015 using the PubMed, Web of Science, Chinese Web of Knowledge, Wanfang, Weipu, and SinoMed databases and evaluated the quality of each papers using the STROBE checklist, and the keywords were " pregnant women/maternal/pregnancy" , "syphilis/AIDS" , "HIV/human immunodeficiency virus" , "mother- to-child transimission/vertical transmission" ...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894353/provider-and-user-acceptability-of-intermittent-screening-and-treatment-for-the-control-of-malaria-in-pregnancy-in-malawi
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Deborah Almond, Mwayi Madanitsa, Victor Mwapasa, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Jayne Webster, Feiko Ter Kuile, Lucy Paintain
BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy is a major cause of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is one of the control strategies promoted by WHO. In response to mounting resistance to SP, intermittent screening and treatment (ISTp) has been proposed as an alternative. The objective of this study was to explore the acceptability of ISTp for health workers and pregnant women. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews of ten health workers and five focus group discussions of 38 women enrolled in an ongoing trial comparing IPTp-SP and ISTp with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) were conducted at two antenatal clinics in rural Malawi...
November 28, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891347/decidual-cd56-natural-killer-cells-in-spontaneous-early-pregnancy-loss-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Balamurugan Senthilnayagam, Sridhar Karthikeyan, Jayapriya Sukumaran, Anoop Srivalsan, Ramesh Rao, Vasantha Subbiah
INTRODUCTION: Natural killer cells are believed to promote placental and trophoblastic growth and provide immune- modulation at maternal-fetal interface in pregnancy and their role in reproductive failure has been a matter of discussion. AIM: To study CD56+ Natural killer cells in spontaneous pregnancy loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, formalin-fixed paraffin embedded sections from products of conception from twenty women each with spontaneous early pregnancy loss (test group) and elective pregnancy termination (control group)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887710/supplementation-with-progestogens-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-to-prevent-miscarriage-in-women-with-unexplained-recurrent-miscarriage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
Gabriele Saccone, Corina Schoen, Jason M Franasiak, Richard T Scott, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether treatment with progestogens in the first trimester of pregnancy would decrease the incidence of miscarriage in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage. INTERVENTION(S): Randomized, controlled trials were identified by searching electronic databases...
November 22, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876052/implementing-the-united-kingdom-s-ten-year-teenage-pregnancy-strategy-for-england-1999-2010-how-was-this-done-and-what-did-it-achieve
#10
Alison Hadley, Roger Ingham, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
BACKGROUND: In 1999, the UK Labour Government launched a 10-year Teenage Pregnancy Strategy for England to address the country's historically high rates and reduce social exclusion. The goal was to halve the under-18 conception rate. This study explores how the strategy was designed and implemented, and the features that contributed to its success. METHODS: This study was informed by examination of the detailed documentation of the strategy, published throughout its 10-year implementation...
November 22, 2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871237/a-unique-association-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-and-acute-myocarditis-as-assessed-by-cardiac-mri-a-case-report
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Andrea Ponsiglione, Marta Puglia, Carmine Morisco, Luigi Barbuto, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Mario Santoro, Letizia Spinelli, Bruno Trimarco, Alberto Cuocolo, Massimo Imbriaco
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), is a genetic disorder of the heart, which mainly involves the right ventricle. It is characterized by hypokinetic areas at the free wall of the right ventricle (RV) or both ventricles, where myocardium is replaced by fibrous or fatty tissue. ARVD is an important cause of ventricular arrhythmias in children and young adults. Although the transmission of the disease is based on hereditary, in young adults it may not show any symptoms...
November 21, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869739/perinatal-risk-factors-and-genu-valgum-conducive-to-the-onset-of-growing-pains-in-early-childhood
#12
Angelos Kaspiris, Efstathios Chronopoulos, Elias Vasiliadis
The most prevalent musculoskeletal disorder of childhood with unclear aetiology is growing pains (GPs). Anatomic deformities and factors that change bone turnover are implicated in GP pathophysiology. Perinatal risk factors alter the bone metabolism affecting the bone mineral density and content. The aim of our study was to analyze the relationship between GPs, knock knees and perinatal factors. The examined population consisted of 276 children aged 3-7 years. Among them, ten pairs of dizygotic twins were evaluated...
November 18, 2016: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865944/misoprostol-exposure-during-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-is-the-malformation-risk-varying-depending-on-the-indication
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Marine Auffret, Nathalie Bernard-Phalippon, Joëlle Dekemp, Patrick Carlier, Marie Gervoise Boyer, Thierry Vial, Sophie Gautier
OBJECTIVE: To report the prospective follow-up of pregnancies exposed to misoprostol during the first trimester and analyse the teratogenic risk depending on the indication for use. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study of 265 women exposed to misoprostol during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and followed until the delivery. Women were included if they or their physician had contacted a French pharmacovigilance centre before 22 weeks of gestation (WG) to obtain information on the risk of misoprostol exposure, and if there had been misoprostol exposure before 13 WG...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862689/applying-lean-six-sigma-methodology-to-reduce-cesarean-section-rate
#14
Ze-Ying Chai, Hua-Min Hu, Xiu-Ling Ren, Bao-Jin Zeng, Ling-Zhi Zheng, Feng Qi
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to reduce cesarean section rate and increase rate of vaginal delivery. METHODS: By using Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology, the cesarean section rate was investigated and analyzed through a 5-phase roadmap consisting of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. The principal causes of cesarean section were identified, improvement measures were implemented, and the rate of cesarean section before and after intervention was compared...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859526/the-meaning-of-caring-in-prenatal-care-from-swedish-women-s-perspectives
#15
Åsa Larsson, Carola Wärnå-Furu, Yvonne Näsman
AIM: To deepen understanding of the meaning of caring in prenatal care from Swedish women's perspectives. METHOD: Ten women, who had given birth between 1 and 2 months previously, were interviewed. The women have taken part in the routine programme that constitutes maternity care Sweden. A hermeneutic approach inspired by Gadamer was used to analyse the data and gain a deeper understanding of the women's experiences. FINDINGS: Three themes were identified in the hermeneutical analysis...
November 8, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846663/spontaneous-intestinal-perforation-the-long-term-outcome
#16
Christoph Heinrich Houben, Xiang-Nan Feng, Kin Wai Edwin Chan, Jennifer Wai Cheung Mou, Yuk Him Tam, Kim Hung Lee
Background/Purpose Evaluating the long-term outcome of spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP). Methods We studied all patients treated for SIP at our institution between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2014. Results Twenty-three infants (13 males) with a median gestational age of 26 (range: 23-32) weeks and a median weight of 825 (range: 560-1,965) g composed this cohort. Seventeen (74%) infants had an extremely low birth weight (ELBW); nine (39%) infants were the result of multiple pregnancies.Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) was present in 16 (70%) infants...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825745/maternal-urinary-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-evaluating-fetal-hydronephrosis-a-pilot-study
#17
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Sorena Keihani, Seyedeh Maryam Kameli, Asal Hojjat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal urinary CA19-9 as a potential marker to diagnose severe antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) during pregnancy and to compare the values with those in normal pregnancies as controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 20 women in their third pregnancy trimester were enrolled. An anteroposterior pelvic diameter (APD) of ≥15 was considered as severe ANH. Case group consisted of 10 women with a diagnosis of severe ANH. Ten women with similar age, gestational age, fetal sex, normal ultrasonography, and no history of any congenital anomalies were chosen as controls...
November 4, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821175/early-onset-fetal-growth-restriction-treated-with-the-long-acting-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor-tadalafil-a-case-report
#18
Mito Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Osato, Michiko Kubo, Masafumi Nii, Hiroaki Tanaka, Nao Murabayashi, Takashi Umekawa, Yuki Kamimoto, Tomoaki Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Severe early-onset fetal growth restriction occurs in 0.4 % of all pregnancies, and the prognoses of these patients are dismal. Severely growth-restricted fetuses (far below 500 g) are thought to be nonviable. Since there have not been effective treatments for such fetal patients, obstetricians have simply tried to identify the optimal timing for their delivery. There are a few reports suggesting that the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor sildenafil has some limited beneficial effects on fetal growth, but there are no such reports on tadalafil, another derivative phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor which has a much longer half-life than sildenafil...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812088/preterm-birth-prevention-post-conization-a-model-of-cervical-length-screening-with-targeted-cerclage
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Lindsay M Kindinger, Maria Kyrgiou, David A MacIntyre, Stefano Cacciatore, Angela Yulia, Joanna Cook, Vasso Terzidou, T G Teoh, Phillip R Bennett
Women with a history of excisional treatment (conization) for cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) are at increased risk of preterm birth, perinatal morbidity and mortality in subsequent pregnancy. We aimed to develop a screening model to effectively differentiate pregnancies post-conization into low- and high-risk for preterm birth, and to evaluate the impact of suture material on the efficacy of ultrasound indicated cervical cerclage. We analysed longitudinal cervical length (CL) data from 725 pregnant women post-conization attending preterm surveillance clinics at three London university Hospitals over a ten year period (2004-2014)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809978/taenia-pisiformis-cysticercosis-induces-decreased-prolificacy-and-increased-progesterone-levels-in-rabbits
#20
Claudia Hallal-Calleros, Jorge Morales-Montor, Agustín Orihuela-Trujillo, Cristián Togno-Peirce, Clara Murcia-Mejía, Alejandro Bielli, Kurt L Hoffman, Fernando Iván Flores-Pérez
Reproductive alterations in hosts infected by parasites have been recognized in several phyla, especially in arthropods and mollusks, but it has been less studied in higher vertebrates, particularly in mammals. In the present study, ten eight week-old female New Zealand rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) were either infected with Taenia pisiformis eggs or uninfected, and 7 weeks later they were mated. We found that serum progesterone levels were increased during pregnancy in infected does. At birth, litter size of infected does was reduced by half as compared to the control group, and, at weaning, the number of kits and the weight of litters was lower...
October 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
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