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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823040/maternal-predictors-and-quality-of-umbilical-cord-blood-units
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Beata Bielec-Berek, Żaneta Jastrzębska-Stojko, Agnieszka Drosdzol-Cop, Cecylia Jendyk, Dariusz Boruczkowski, Tomasz Ołdak, Agnieszka Nowak-Brzezińska, Rafał Stojko
The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between the maternal age at delivery and selected properties of the cord blood stem cells. The study included 50 pregnant women aged between 18 and 38 years in which spontaneous labors or elective cesarean sections were performed. Umbilical cord blood was collected immediately after the women were delivered of newborns. The samples were analyzed in the Polish Stem Cells Bank in Warsaw. The highest mean WBC level (p < 0.05) was observed in the umbilical blood collected from patients aged 35 years and more...
August 19, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819985/prediction-of-labor-outcome-using-serial-transperineal-ultrasound-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Chung Ming Chor, Liona Chiu Yee Poon, Tak Yeung Leung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of predicting labor outcome using serial transperineal ultrasound (TPU) in the early active phase of labor. METHODS: This is a single center prospective observational study in a tertiary obstetrics unit in Hong Kong. Nulliparous women carrying singleton pregnancy at the onset of active phase of labor were recruited. Serial 3D volumes by TPU were acquired and then repeated after 1 and 2 hours, which were subsequently analyzed for fetal head symphyseal distance (HSD), angle of progression (AoP) and fetal head progression distance (PD)...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819943/the-mmp-9-timp-1-imbalance-and-the-reduced-level-of-tgf-%C3%AE-in-the-cervical-area-of-amniotic-membrane-is-a-possible-risk-factor-of-prom-and-premature-labor-proof-of-concept-study
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Małgorzata Litwiniuk, Małgorzata Radowicka, Alicja Krejner, Mirosław Wielgoś, Tomasz Grzela
OBJECTIVES: To assess the level MMP-9, TIMP-1 and TGF-β in placental and cervical region of amniotic membranes derived from at-term, pre-term and PROM deliveries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 14 amniotic membranes have been assessed; the quantitative analysis of MMP-9, TGF-β and TIMP-1 was assayed using respective Quantikine Immunoassay Kit. RESULTS: The MMP-9 level in PROM samples was similar to the level of MMP-9 in at-term membranes and comparable between the cervical and placental region of these membranes...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819527/-evaluation-of-the-compliance-rate-of-partograph-use-in-a-tunisian-maternity-ward-a-targeted-clinical-audit
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Latifa Merzougui, Nedia Marwen, Tarek Barhoumi, Afef Ben Ltaeifa, Hajer Hannachi, Roukaya Jaballah, Ridha Fatnassi
Partograph is an essential tool in routine delivery room practices. It is a written reflection of the quality of mother and child health management during delivery and in the immediate post-partum period. Our study aims to assess compliance rate of partograph use within our maternity ward and to propose areas for improvement of its quality. We conducted a retrospective clinical audit of 400 patients? medical records who gave birth on the labour ward at University of Kairouan from 1 January to 31 December 2014...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816992/are-physician-assistants-needed-in-guatemala-a-survey-of-potential-urban-and-rural-users
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Claudia Luna-Asturias, Jennifer Apple, Guillermo A Bolaños, Jonathan M Bowser, Edwin J Asturias
PURPOSE: The shortage of trained health care personnel has been increasing worldwide. With the physician assistant (PA) profession, created in the United States in the 1960s, expanding globally, this study sought to ascertain whether PAs can be an innovative solution to this crisis. METHODS: We conducted a convenience sample survey to assess the need for and acceptability of future PA professionals in Guatemala. Eighty-nine doctors, nurses, and community members from rural and urban areas of Guatemala participated in the survey...
September 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814285/quality-of-midwife-provided-intrapartum-care-in-amhara-regional-state-ethiopia
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Tegbar Yigzaw, Fantu Abebe, Lalem Belay, Yewulsew Assaye, Equlinet Misganaw, Ashebir Kidane, Desalegn Ademie, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg, Young-Mi Kim
BACKGROUND: Despite much progress recently, Ethiopia remains one of the largest contributors to the global burden of maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths. Ethiopia's plan to meet the sustainable development goals for maternal and child health includes unprecedented emphasis on improving quality of care. The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of midwifery care during labor, delivery and immediate postpartum period. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using multiple data collection methods and a 2-stage cluster sampling technique was conducted from January 25 to February 14, 2015 in government health facilities of the Amhara National Regional State of Ethiopia...
August 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814150/nitrous-oxide-labor-analgesia-and-pain-relief-memory-in-breastfeeding-women
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Vincenzo Zanardo, Francesca Volpe, Matteo Parotto, Lara Giiberti, Alessia Selmin, Gianluca Straface
OBJECTIVE: The use of labor pain relief medications is a controversial issue that has engendered heated discussions among health care professionals about safety, interference with birthing, and breastfeeding. METHODS: This is a case-control study with 62 puerperae treated with nitrous oxide and 124 control women (ratio 1:2), matched for age, gestational age, parity, delivery route, labor augmentation, and spinal regional analgesia. We tested anhedonia, anxiety, and depression symptoms at hospital discharge by The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), and the intensity of nitrous oxide labor pain relief and satisfaction memory by a retrospective Visual Analog Scale (VAS, 0-10 Numeric Rating Scale) at a set cut off time of 3 months of a child's age...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813702/tocolysis-for-in-utero-surgery-atosiban-performs-distinctly-better-than-magnesium-sulfate
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Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Franziska Krähenmann, Margret Hüsler, Martin Meuli, Ueli Moehrlen, Lucca Mazzone, Peter Biro, Roland Zimmermann
INTRODUCTION: To compare tocolysis with magnesium sulfate versus atosiban regarding the occurrence of short-term preterm labor and maternal side effects during and after open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective nonrandomized cohort study was performed including 30 fetal MMC cases. The first 15 cases (group 1) received magnesium sulfate according to the MOMS protocol. In the following 15 cases (group 2), magnesium sulfate was substituted by atosiban...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813701/uterine-cervical-length-measurement-to-reduce-length-of-stay-in-patients-admitted-for-threatened-preterm-labor-a-randomized-trial
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Montse Palacio, Javier Caradeux, Miriam Sánchez, Teresa Cobo, Francesc Figueras, Oriol Coll, Eduard Gratacós, Vicenç Cararach
OBJECTIVE: To study whether knowledge of cervical length (CL) is useful in reducing the length of hospital stay in women admitted because of threatened preterm labor. METHODS: We performed a single-center, parallel, randomized trial at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Inclusion criteria were single pregnancy, gestational age (GA) between 24+0 and 35+6 weeks, Bishop score <6, no parturition within 24-48 h after admission, and no clinical signs of chorioamnionitis, vaginal bleeding, or nonreassuring fetal status...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810692/resveratrol-protects-from-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-the-uterus-and-prevents-experimental-preterm-birth
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María Victoria Bariani, Fernando Correa, Emma Leishman, Ana Paula Domínguez Rubio, Andreína Arias, Aníbal Stern, Heather B Bradshaw, Ana María Franchi
STUDY QUESTION: Is resveratrol able to prevent the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced preterm labor in 15-day pregnant BALB/c mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Resveratrol prevented the LPS-induced onset of preterm labor in 64% of the cases and showed anti-inflammatory and tocolytic effects by downregulating COX-2 and iNOS expression and NOS activity, and by changing the uterine prostaglandin and endocannabinoid profiling. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Genital tract infections by Gram-negative bacteria are a common complication in human pregnancy and have been shown to increase risk of preterm delivery...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806415/synthetic-mrna-is-a-more-reliable-tool-for-the-delivery-of-dna-targeting-proteins-into-the-cell-nucleus-than-fusion-with-a-protein-transduction-domain
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Ivan Leontovyc, David Habart, Sarka Loukotova, Lucie Kosinova, Jan Kriz, Frantisek Saudek, Tomas Koblas
Cell reprogramming requires efficient delivery of reprogramming transcription factors into the cell nucleus. Here, we compared the robustness and workload of two protein delivery methods that avoid the risk of genomic integration. The first method is based on fusion of the protein of interest to a protein transduction domain (PTD) for delivery across the membranes of target cells. The second method relies on de novo synthesis of the protein of interest inside the target cells utilizing synthetic mRNA (syn-mRNA) as a template...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804645/risk-factors-affecting-the-severity-of-full-term-neonatal-retinal-hemorrhage
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Zhang Yanli, Zhao Qi, Lin Yu, Guo Haike
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the underlying clinical factors associated with the degree of retinal hemorrhage (RH) in full-term newborns. METHODS: A total of 3054 full-term infants were included in this study. Eye examinations were performed with RetCamIII within one week of birth for all infants. Maternal, obstetric, and neonatal parameters were compared between newborns with RH and controls. The RH group was divided into three sections (I, II, and III) based on the degree of RH...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803456/evaluation-of-prenatal-corticosteroid-use-in-spontaneous-preterm-labor-in-the-brazilian-multicenter-study-on-preterm-birth-emip
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Tabata Z Dias, Renato Passini, Ricardo P Tedesco, Giuliane J Lajos, Patricia M Rehder, Marcelo L Nomura, Maria L Costa, Paulo F Oliveira, Maria H Sousa, Jose G Cecatti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate prenatal corticosteroid use in women experiencing spontaneous preterm labor and preterm delivery. METHODS: The present cross-sectional multicenter study analyzed interview data from patients attending 20 hospitals in Brazil owing to preterm delivery between April 1, 2011, and September 30, 2012. Patients were stratified based on preterm labor occurring before 34 weeks or at 34-36(+6) weeks of pregnancy, and the frequency of prenatal corticosteroid use at admission was compared...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802823/access-to-and-use-of-health-services-as-factors-associated-with-neonatal-mortality-in-the-north-northeast-and-vale-do-jequitinhonha-regions-brazil
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Cristiane B Batista, Márcia L de Carvalho, Ana Glória G Vasconcelos
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the factors associated with neonatal mortality related to health services accessibility and use. METHODS: Case-control study of live births in 2008 in small- and medium-sized municipalities in the North, Northeast, and Vale do Jequitinhonha regions, Brazil. A probabilistic sample stratified by region, population size, and information adequacy was generated for the choice of municipalities. Of these, all municipalities with 20,000 inhabitants or less were included in the study (36 municipalities), whereas the remainder were selected according to the probability method proportional to population size, totaling 20 cities with 20,001-50,000 inhabitants and 19 municipalities with 50,001-200,000 inhabitants...
August 9, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801981/pregnancy-outcomes-in-mothers-of-offspring-with-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
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Neelam Giri, Helen D Reed, Pamela Stratton, Sharon A Savage, Blanche P Alter
BACKGROUND: Children with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFSs) may be symptomatic in utero, resulting in maternal and fetal problems during the pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancies by their mothers should be considered "high risk". METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed outcomes of 575 pregnancies in 165 unaffected mothers of offspring with Fanconi anemia (FA), dyskeratosis congenita (DC), Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA), and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) for events noted during pregnancy, labor, and delivery...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798897/factors-influencing-the-choice-of-child-delivery-location-among-women-attending-antenatal-care-services-and-immunization-clinic-in-southeastern-nigeria
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Johnbull Egharevba, Jennifer Pharr, Brian van Wyk, Echezona Ezeanolue
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In Nigeria, most deliveries take place at home or with traditional birth attendants (TBAs). This study examined the factors that influenced or determined utilization of healthcare facility delivery services among women who attended antenatal care (ANC) services. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 220 women who registered for ANC at a hospital and delivered within 18 months. Associations between independent variables and choice of healthcare facility delivery were analyzed...
2017: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796683/vaginal-cleansing-before-cesarean-delivery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Claudia Caissutti, Gabriele Saccone, Fabrizio Zullo, Johanna Quist-Nelson, Laura Felder, Andrea Ciardulli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of vaginal cleansing before cesarean delivery in reducing postoperative endometritis. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Ovid, EMBASE, Scopus, Clinicaltrials.gov, and Cochrane Library were searched from their inception to January 2017. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Selection criteria included all randomized controlled trials comparing vaginal cleansing (ie, intervention group) with a control group (ie, either placebo or no intervention) in women undergoing cesarean delivery...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791548/insomnia-postpartum-depression-and-estradiol-in-women-after-delivery
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Ewa Drozdowicz-Jastrzębska, Michał Skalski, Paulina Gdańska, Anna Mach, Piotr Januszko, Rafał J Nowak, Piotr Węgrzyn, Mirosław Wielgoś, Maria Radziwoń-Zaleska
After childbirth, women may develop symptoms of depression with the associated sleep disturbances. This study assessed the relationship between insomnia and both depression symptoms and blood estradiol levels in women during the early postpartum period. 84 patients were assessed 24-48 h after labor. The main assessment methods were the following psychometric scales: Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS). Serum estradiol levels were measured using ELISA assay...
August 8, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782502/society-for-maternal-fetal-medicine-smfm-consult-series-43-hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-screening-treatment-and-management
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Brenna L Hughes, Charlotte M Page, Jeffrey A Kuller
In the United States, 1-2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. HCV can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. The purpose of this document is to discuss the current evidence regarding HCV in pregnancy and to provide recommendations on screening, treatment, and management of this disease during pregnancy...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782398/perinatal-outcomes-in-uncomplicated-late-preterm-pregnancies-with-borderline-oligohydramnios
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Erdem Sahin, Yusuf Madendag, Ahter Tanay Tayyar, Mefkure Eraslan Sahin, Ilknur Col Madendag, Gokhan Acmaz, Deniz Unsal, Vesile Senol
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the adverse perinatal outcomes in uncomplicated late preterm pregnancies with borderline oligohydramnios. METHODS: A total of 430 pregnant women with an uncomplicated singleton pregnancy at a gestational age of 34 + 0-36 + 6 weeks were included. Borderline oligohydramnios was defined as an amniotic fluid index (AFI) of 5.1-8 cm, which was measured using the four-quadrant technique. Adverse perinatal outcomes were compared between the borderline and normal AFI groups...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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