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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327433/sonographic-prediction-of-outcome-of-vacuum-deliveries-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Birgitte H Kahrs, Sana Usman, Tullio Ghi, Aly Youssef, Erik A Torkildsen, Elsa Lindtjørn, Tilde B Østborg, Sigurlaug Benediktsdottir, Lis Brooks, Lotte Harmsen, Pål R Romundstad, Kjell Å Salvesen, Christoph C Lees, Torbjørn M Eggebø
BACKGROUND: Safe management of the second stage of labor is of great importance. Unnecessary interventions should be avoided and correct timing of interventions focused. Ultrasound assessment of fetal position and station has a potential to improve the precision in diagnosing and managing prolonged or arrested labors. The decision to perform vacuum delivery is traditionally based on subjective assessment by digital vaginal examination and clinical expertise and there is currently no method of objectively quantifying the likelihood of successful delivery...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323759/hypercapnia-caused-by-a-therapeutic-dosage-of-pregabalin-in-a-tetraplegic-patient-with-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Kyung Hee Do, Eun Jung Choi, Min Cheol Chang, Hea-Eun Yang
Pregabalin is often used for the treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). We reported a patient with C5 [S(C5/C6)] ASIA Impairment Scale C SCI due to cervical myelopathy who presented CO2 retention when taking a therapeutic dosage of pregabalin. An 88-year-old patient with cervical SCI was transferred to the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. When he had transferred, his neuropathic pain had been treated with 150-mg pregabalin per day (75 mg twice a day); however, he still exhibited severe neuropathic pain with a Numeric Pain Rating Scale score of 7 to 8...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301895/association-of-fetal-heart-rate-baseline-change-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Michael Yang, Molly J Stout, Julia D López, Ryan Colvin, George A Macones, Alison G Cahill
Objective The objective of this study was to describe the incidence of baseline change within normal range during labor and its prediction of neonatal outcomes. Materials and Methods This was a prospective cohort of singleton, nonanomalous, term neonates with continuous electronic fetal monitoring and normal baseline fetal heart rate throughout the last 2 hours of labor. We determined baseline in 10-minute segments using Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development criteria...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294442/prediction-of-adverse-perinatal-outcome-by-cerebroplacental-ratio-adjusted-for-estimated-fetal-weight
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Angelo Sirico, Anke Diemert, Peter Glosemeyer, Kurt Hecher
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between the cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) and estimated fetal weight (EFW). Furthermore, we evaluated the role of CPR in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome and whether CPR measurements adjusted for EFW improve its predictive value. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including pregnancies, where Doppler investigations of umbilical artery (UA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) were performed after 30 weeks...
March 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282782/preterm-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid-is-an-ominous-sign-for-the-development-of-chorioamnionitis-and-for-in-utero-cord-compression
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Dana Brabbing-Goldstein, Dan Nir, Deborah Cohen, Ariel Many, Sharon Maslovitz
PURPOSE: Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) is rarely observed in preterm pregnancies, and its clinical significance is undetermined. We evaluated the correlation between MSAF and obstetrical and perinatal complications prior to 34 weeks' gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnancies complicated with MSAF between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation were compared with same gestational age-matched controls. The variables measured were: obstetrical complications: clinical chorioamnionitis, Intrahepatic Cohlestasis of Pregnancy - ICP, Intra Uterine Growth Restriction - IUGR, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes; nonobstetrical complications; and perinatal complications: cord around neck/body, Apgar <7 at 5 min, cord pH, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - NICU admission, complications during NICU hospitalization, and composite outcome...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277364/intrauterine-hyperoxemia-and-risk-of-neonatal-morbidity
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Nandini Raghuraman, Lorene A Temming, Molly J Stout, George A Macones, Alison G Cahill, Methodius G Tuuli
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that intrauterine hyperoxemia is associated with an increased risk of neonatal morbidity. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective study of singleton, nonanomalous deliveries at or beyond 37 weeks of gestation at an institution with a universal umbilical cord gas policy from 2010 to 2014. The primary outcome was a composite of neonatal morbidity including neonatal death, meconium aspiration syndrome, intubation, mechanical ventilation, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and hypothermic therapy...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274150/biochemical-and-clinical-predictors-of-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-after-perinatal-asphyxia
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Rebekka Jones, Axel Heep, David Odd
OBJECTIVE: To determine the usefulness of measures, available shortly after birth, as predictors of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) following perinatal asphyxia. PATIENTS: All inborn patients at Southmead Hospital between January 2012 and March 2014 at ≥36 weeks gestation with a pH <7 or BE >16 on cord or baby's blood within one hour of birth or 10-minute Apgar score ≤5 or requiring intermittent positive pressure ventilation at 10 minutes were eligible for inclusion...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270765/cafedrine-theodrenaline-20-1-is-an-established-alternative-for-the-management-of-arterial-hypotension-in-germany-a-review-based-on-a-systematic-literature-search
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Berthold Bein, Torsten Christ, Leopold H J Eberhart
A 20:1 combination of cafedrine:theodrenaline (Akrinor®) is widely used in Germany for the treatment of hypotensive states during anesthesia and in emergency medicine. Although this drug formulation has been available since 1963, there are few studies relating to its use and many of the data are only available in German. In this article, we summarize the available data and propose mechanisms for the effects of cafedrine/theodrenaline on cardiac muscle cells and vascular smooth muscle cells. Cafedrine/theodrenaline leads to a rapid increase in mean arterial pressure that is characterized by increased cardiac preload, stroke volume, and cardiac output...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267223/fundal-pressure-during-the-second-stage-of-labour
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REVIEW
G Justus Hofmeyr, Joshua P Vogel, Anna Cuthbert, Mandisa Singata
BACKGROUND: Fundal pressure during the second stage of labour (also known as the 'Kristeller manoeuvre') involves application of manual pressure to the uppermost part of the uterus directed towards the birth canal, in an attempt to assist spontaneous vaginal birth and avoid prolonged second stage or the need for operative birth. Fundal pressure has also been applied using an inflatable belt. Fundal pressure is widely used, however methods of its use vary widely. Despite strongly held opinions in favour of and against the use of fundal pressure, there is limited evidence regarding its maternal and neonatal benefits and harms...
March 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247426/birth-asphyxia-measured-by-the-ph-value-of-the-umbilical-cord-may-predict-an-increased-risk-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Susanne Hvolgaard Mikkelsen, Jørn Olsen, Bodil Hammer Bech, Chunsen Wu, Zeyan Liew, Mika Gissler, Carsten Obel, Onyebuchi A Arah
AIM: Although birth asphyxia is a major risk factor for neonatal and childhood morbidity and mortality, it has not been investigated much in relation to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We examined if birth asphyxia measured by the pH of the blood in the umbilical artery cord was associated with childhood ADHD. METHOD: A population-based cohort of 295,687 children born in Finland between1991-2002 was followed until 31 December 2007. ADHD was identified by the International Classification of Diseases, tenth edition, as a diagnosis of hyperkinetic disorder...
March 1, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231607/position-in-the-second-stage-of-labour-for-women-with-epidural-anaesthesia
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REVIEW
Marion Kibuka, Jim G Thornton
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia for pain relief in labour prolongs the second stage of labour and results in more instrumental deliveries. It has been suggested that a more upright position of the mother during all or part of the second stage may counteract these adverse effects. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2013. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different birthing positions (upright and recumbent) during the second stage of labour, on important maternal and fetal outcomes for women with epidural analgesia...
February 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224745/the-effect-of-maternal-low-flow-oxygen-administration-during-the-second-stage-of-labour-on-umbilical-cord-artery-ph-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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G Qian, X Xu, L Chen, S Xia, A Wang, Y Chuai, W Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of maternal low flow oxygen administration during the second stage of labour on umbilical cord artery pH. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial. SETTING: A tertiary teaching hospital in China. POPULATION: Women in the second stage of labour with no complications. METHODS: About 443 women were randomly allocated to receive either supplemental oxygen at a flow rate of 2 l/min or a sham supplementation by nasal cannula...
March 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222428/neonatal-and-maternal-short-term-outcome-parameters-in-instrument-assisted-vaginal-delivery-compared-to-second-stage-cesarean-section-in-labour-a-retrospective-11-year-analysis
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Moritz Polkowski, Elna Kuehnle, Cordula Schippert, Sudip Kundu, Peter Hillemanns, Ismini Staboulidou
BACKGROUND: This study is aimed at comparing the neonatal and maternal short-term outcomes after instrumental-assisted vaginal delivery and cesarean section (CS) in labour. METHODS: This retrospective study over a period of 11 years included singleton pregnancies above 34 + 0 gestational weeks, giving birth either by instrumental-assisted delivery or CS in labour. Maternal and neonatal outcome parameters were analysed using t test or linear regression. RESULTS: A total of 1,971/2,571 deliveries were included for analysis: 149 forceps-, 393 vacuum-assisted deliveries and 1,420 CS in labour...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220601/multiple-sclerosis-and-nephrolithiasis-a-matched-case-comparative-study
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Vishnu Ganesan, Wen Min Chen, Rajat Jain, Shubha De, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: To compare stone composition and serum/urine biochemistries in stone formers with multiple sclerosis (MS) against stone formers without MS and to examine the association between mobility, methods of bladder emptying, and stone formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective case-control study, we identified patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and kidney stone disease who were seen at our institution between 2001 and 2016. For the first part of the study, up to 2 controls (stone formers without a history of MS) were identified for each case and matched on age, body mass index (BMI), and sex...
February 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215612/postoperative-infections-after-excision-of-neurogenic-heterotopic-ossifications-at-the-hip-risk-factors-and-causative-organisms
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L Gatin, F Genêt, A Dinh, P Denormandie
BACKGROUND: Neurogenic heterotopic ossification (NHO) is usually treated by surgical excision. Postoperative infection (POI) is a possible complication, whose epidemiology, causative organisms, and risk factors are poorly known. We therefore conducted a case-control study to (1) identify the risk factors for POI after surgical excision of NHO at the hip, (2) determine the frequency of POI, (3) and identify the causative organisms. HYPOTHESIS: Risk factors for POI after NHO excision at the hip can be identified...
February 17, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208944/the-effect-of-fetal-gender-on-the-delivery-outcome-in-primigravidae-women-with-induced-labours-for-all-indications
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Angeliki Antonakou, Dimitrios Papoutsis
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence of a gender-related phenomenon where the presence of a male fetus may have an adverse effect on the outcome of pregnancy. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of fetal gender on the delivery outcome in primigravidae women with induced labours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an observational cohort study of primigravidae women who had Induction Of Labour (IOL) for all indications during a two-year period...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204882/comparison-between-vaginal-and-sublingual-misoprostol-50%C3%A2-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-for-cervical-ripening-prior-to-induction-of-labor-randomized-clinical-trial
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Andrés Conde, Sebastián Ben, Josefina Tarigo, Santiago Artucio, Virginia Varela, Pamela Grimaldi, Claudio Sosa, Justo Alonso
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness and safety of sublingual versus vaginal misoprostol on improving the Bishop score after 6 h of administration. METHODS: Randomized clinical trial which includes pregnant women in gestational ages from 32/0 to 41/6, with indication of induction of labor with misoprostol. Bishop score was assessed at the time of induction and 6 h after administration of 50 µg misoprostol. Analysis was made over difference in mean Bishop score of 2 points, using a standard deviation of 2, with 90% power, reaching a 95% confidence interval...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194693/standards-of-admission-capillary-blood-glucose-levels-in-cesarean-born-neonates
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Tatiana Smolkin, Irena Ulanovsky, Pnina Carasso, Imad R Makhoul
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hypoglycemia (NH) and cutoffs remain undefined. Our center screens all cesareandelivered (CD) neonates for NH. We sought to define standards of admission capillary blood glucose levels (ACBGLs) in CD neonates who were at the lowest risk for hypoglycemia. METHODS: Of 4947 neonates, 519 met all 14 inclusion criteria. These highly-selected neonates were apparently the healthiest, least-stressed, earliest to be admitted to nursery and at lowest-risk for hypoglycemia...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182343/comparison-of-amniotic-fluid-cytokine-levels-in-postterm-and-term-pregnancy-a-prospective-study
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Vakkas Korkmaz, Yasemin Cekmez, Hatice Surer, Canan D Deveci, Fatma D Ocal, Murad Gezer, Zehra Kurdoglu, Yusuf Ergun, Tuncay Kucukozkan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate amniotic fluid pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels in women with postterm and term pregnancies in labor and not in labor. METHODS: The study involved three groups: postterm (Group 1, n = 29), term in labor (Group 2, n = 28), and control (Group 3, n = 30). All groups were compared with respect to age, gravidity, parity, obstetric history, gestation week, cervical dilatation and effacement, maternal serum C-reactive protein and white cell count, amniotic interleukin 4, 6, and 10 levels, birthweight, and cord blood pH...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181995/is-the-bishop-score-significant-in-predicting-the-success-of-labor-induction-in-multiparous-women
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D Navve, N Orenstein, R Ribak, Y Daykan, G Shechter-Maor, T Biron-Shental
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Bishop-score upon admission effects mode of delivery, maternal or neonatal outcomes of labor induction in multiparous women. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study including 600 multiparous women with a singleton pregnancy, 34 gestational weeks and above who underwent labor induction for maternal, fetal or combined indications. Induction was performed with one of three methods- oxytocin, a slow release vaginal prostaglandin E2 insert (10 mg dinoprostone) or a transcervical double balloon catheter...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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