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Marcia Leonardi Baldisserotto, Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends good practices for the conduct of uncomplicated labor and birth, with the aim of improving the quality of and assessment by women of childbirth care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between adoption of good practices according to WHO's recommendation for normal labor and birth and assessment by women of the care received. METHODS: Birth in Brazil is a national hospital-based study with countrywide representation consisting of 23,894 mothers and their newborns, conducted between February 2011 and October 2012...
October 17, 2016: Reproductive Health
Nathalie Charpak, Juan Gabriel Ruiz
Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a human-based care intervention devised to complement neonatal care for low birth weight and premature infants. Kangaroo position (skin-to-skin contact on the mother's chest) offers thermal regulation, physiological stability, appropriate stimulation and enhances bonding and breastfeeding. Kangaroo nutrition is based on breastfeeding and kangaroo discharge policy relies on family empowerment and early discharge in kangaroo position with close ambulatory follow-up. We describe how the evidence has been developed, and how it has been put into practice by means of direct preterm infants care and dissemination of the method, including training of KMC excellence centers in many countries not only in Latin America but worldwide...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Timothy Disher, Britney Benoit, Celeste Johnston, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
AIMS: To assess the acceptability of methods that increase trial inclusion in meta-analyses, and the level of evidence for skin-to-skin contact for procedural pain in infants. BACKGROUND: The current Cochrane review of skin-to-skin contact for pain in newborns found it to be an effective intervention, but identified several methodological limitations. DESIGN: Meta-re-analysis. METHODS: Trial designs included randomized trials reporting a validated pain assessment tool as a primary outcome including term and preterm infants undergoing a tissue-breaking painful procedure...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Nasira Khatoon, Aly Khan, M Arshad Azmi, Adnan Khan, S Shahid Shaukat
Scabies a skin disease caused by mite Sarcoptes scabiei is common in Pakistan and spreads mostly where there is frequent skin to skin contact. In the present study children belonging to four age groups 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years attending Baqai Institute and Hospital Gadap from June-September 2013 were examined. The association between scabies of different human parts and age for boys was significant (p<0.01), while for girls it was highly significant (p<0.001). The most frequent body parts infected with scabies lesions were hands, head and feet...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Laura C Grandi
Affective touch plays a key role in affiliative behavior, offering a mechanism for the formation and maintenance of social bonds among conspecifics, both in humans and non-human primates. Furthermore, it has been speculated that the CT fiber system is a specific coding channel for affiliative touch that occurs during skin-to-skin interactions with conspecifics. In humans, this touch is commonly referred to as the caress, and its correlation with the CT fiber system has been widely demonstrated. It has been hypothesized that the sweeping touch that occurs during grooming in non-human primates may modulate the CT fibers, with recent preliminary studies on rhesus monkeys supporting this hypothesis...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Marzhan Dauletyarova, Yuliya Semenova, Galiya Kaylubaeva, Gulshat Manabaeva, Zayituna Khismetova, Zhansulu Akilzhanova, Akylbek Tussupkaliev, Zhazira Orazgaliyeva
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the satisfaction of mothers with the quality of care provided by maternity institutions in East Kazakhstan on the basis of the "Quality of hospital Care for mothers and newborn babies, assessment tool" (WHO, 2009). METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place in 2013 and covered five maternity hospitals in East Kazakhstan (one referral, two urban and two rural). To obtain information, interviews with 872 patients were conducted. The standard tool covered 12 areas ranging from pregnancy to childcare...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
Jennifer A Callaghan-Koru, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Ephrem Daniel Sheferaw, Joseph de Graft-Johnson, Carina Rosado, Rachel Patton-Molitors, Bogale Worku, Barbara Rawlins, Abdullah Baqui
AIM: To assess the effects of a facility and community newborn intervention package on coverage of early skin-to-skin contact (SSC) and exclusive breastfeeding-the therapeutic aspects of kangaroo mother care. METHODS: A multilevel community and facility intervention in Ethiopia trained health workers in 10 health centers and the surrounding communities to promote early SSC and exclusive breastfeeding for all babies born at home or the facility. Changes in SSC and exclusive breastfeeding were assessed by comparing baseline and endline household surveys...
September 19, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Agustin Conde-Agudelo, José L Díaz-Rossello
BACKGROUND: Kangaroo mother care (KMC), originally defined as skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn, frequent and exclusive or nearly exclusive breastfeeding, and early discharge from hospital, has been proposed as an alternative to conventional neonatal care for low birthweight (LBW) infants. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether evidence is available to support the use of KMC in LBW infants as an alternative to conventional neonatal care before or after the initial period of stabilization with conventional care, and to assess beneficial and adverse effects...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Lori Feldman-Winter, Jay P Goldsmith
Skin-to-skin care (SSC) and rooming-in have become common practice in the newborn period for healthy newborns with the implementation of maternity care practices that support breastfeeding as delineated in the World Health Organization's "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding." SSC and rooming-in are supported by evidence that indicates that the implementation of these practices increases overall and exclusive breastfeeding, safer and healthier transitions, and improved maternal-infant bonding. In some cases, however, the practice of SSC and rooming-in may pose safety concerns, particularly with regard to sleep...
September 2016: Pediatrics
Jennifer M Godbout, Whitney N Goldsberry, Tanya E Franklin
BACKGROUND: Strong recommendations have been made for exclusive breastfeeding of infants for the first 6 months of life, with continuation throughout the first year. In an attempt to optimize support for breastfeeding, particular barriers in populations with decreased rates need to be analyzed. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food voucher program, involvement of the infant's father, involvement of the adolescent mother's parents or other caregivers, and participation in early skin-to-skin contact after birth are associated with the decision to breastfeed or bottle feed among this adolescent population...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Nancy Feeley, Christine Genest, Hannakaisa Niela-Vilén, Lyne Charbonneau, Anna Axelin
BACKGROUND: When a newborn requires neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalization, parent and infant experience an unusual often prolonged separation. This critical care environment poses challenges to parent-infant closeness. Parents desire physical contact and holding and touching are particularly important. Evidence shows that visitation, holding, talking, and skin to skin contact are associated with better outcomes for infants and parents during hospitalization and beyond. Thus, it would be important to understand closeness in this context...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
Rosemeire Sartori de Albuquerque, Corintio Mariani, Ana Aparecida Sanches Bersusa, Vanessa Macedo Dias, Maria Izabel Mota da Silva
OBJECTIVE: to compare the axillar temperatures of newborns that are put immediately after birth in skin-to-skin contact under the Top Maternal device, as compared to those in a radiant heat crib. METHODS: comparatives observational study of the case-control type about temperature of 60 babies born at the Obstetric Center and Normal Delivery Center of a public hospital of the municipality of Sao Paulo, being them: 29 receiving assistance in heated crib and 31 in skin-to skin contact, shielded by a cotton tissue placed on mother's thorax, called Top Maternal...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
M Lisy, E Schmid, J Kozok, P Rosenberger, U A Stock, G Kalender
AIM: Intraoperative allogeneic blood product transfusion (ABPT) in cardiac surgery is associated with worse overall outcome, including mortality. The objective of this study was to evaluate the ABPTs in minimalized extracorporeal cardiopulmonary (MECC(TM)) compared with standard open system on-pump coronary revascularization. METHODS: Data of 156 patients undergoing myocardial revascularization between September 2008 and September 2010 were reviewed. 83 patients were operated by the MECC technique and 73 were treated by standard extracorporeal circulation (sECC)...
2016: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
C Casper, L Caeymaex, O Dicky, M Akrich, A Reynaud, C Bouvard, A Evrard, P Kuhn
BACKGROUND: The experience of becoming the parent of a sick or premature newborn can be particularly distressing for parents. They often encounter challenges to the development of their parenting roles. Perception of the hospital stay has never been analyzed on a large scale. OBJECTIVE: To analyze parents' perception of their involvement in the care of their newborn. METHODS: An internet-based survey started in France in February 2014 on the basis of a validated questionnaire composed of 222 neonatal care-related items...
September 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Christian Jörg Rustenbach, Kristina Wachter, Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Franke, Hardy Baumbach
The small saphenous vein (SSV) has proved to be a valid graft option for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), if other grafts are absent or unsuitable. Beside the described open technique we herein present our approach to endoscopic harvesting in supine position in seven patients. Harvesting was successful in six patients. Mean skin-to-skin time was 29.8 minutes. There were no infections or neurological deficits and the intraoperatively measured graft flow was excellent according to mean flow and low pulsatility index...
August 5, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
P R Matthijsse, B A Semmekrot, K D Liem
Skin-to-skin contact after birth is propagated to facilitate breast-feeding and mother-child bonding. We describe two term infants with sudden unexpected postnatal collapse (SUPC) during skin-to-skin contact. The infants were found with abnormal colour, hypotonia and apnoea, in a prone position on the chest of their mothers, both of whom were primipara with a high BMI. After stimulation, both infants recovered completely. No specific potential cause, other than the position, could be found. These cases illustrate that skin-to-skin contact after birth is not without risk...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Shefaly Shorey, Hong-Gu He, Evalotte Morelius
OBJECTIVE: to summarise research evidence on the impact of father-infant skin-to-skin contact on infant and paternal outcomes. DESIGN: an integrative literature review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, ScienceDirect, PsycINFO, and Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health. REVIEW METHODS: studies included were: (1) published in English between January 1995 to September 2015; (2) primary researches; and (3) focused on fathers providing skin-to-skin contact with their infants and its impact on infant and paternal outcomes...
September 2016: Midwifery
Jeannette T Crenshaw, Ellise D Adams, Debby Amis
The perinatal trends presented in this article are based on recent topics from conferences, journals, the media, as well as from input from perinatal nurses. Trends in patient care are influenced by evidence known for decades, new research, emerging and innovative concepts in healthcare, patient and family preferences, and the media. Trends discussed in this article are rethinking the due date, birth outside the hospital setting, obstetric hospitalists as birth attendants, nitrous oxide for pain in childbirth, hydrotherapy and waterbirth in the hospital setting, delayed cord clamping, disrupters of an optimal infant microbiome, skin-to-skin care during cesarean surgery, and breast-sleeping and the breast-feeding dyad...
July 2016: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Jeanne Pigeon Turenne, Marjolaine Héon, Marilyn Aita, Joanne Faessler, Chantal Doddridge
This article presents the development and evaluation of an educational intervention aiming at an evidence-based practice of skin-to-skin contact at birth among nurses of a maternity care unit. Based on the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care, four educational sessions were developed according to an active-learning pedagogy. Even if the nurses' practice did not fully meet the recommendations for skin-to-skin contact, a pre- and postintervention evaluation showed some positive results, such as a longer duration of skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth, delivery of some routine care directly on mothers' chest, and improved parent education...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
J B Bavaro, J L Mendoza, R J McCarthy, P Toledo, J R Bauchat
BACKGROUND: Early maternal skin-to-skin contact confers numerous benefits to the newborn, but maternal sedation during cesarean delivery could have safety implications for early skin-to-skin contact in the operating room. We compared patient-reported and observer-assessed levels of sedation during unscheduled and scheduled cesarean deliveries. METHODS: Laboring women undergoing unscheduled cesarean delivery with epidural anesthesia, and scheduled cesarean delivery with spinal anesthesia were enrolled...
August 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
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