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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778087/midwifery-management-of-pregnant-women-who-are-obese
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Margi Reither, Elaine Germano, Michele DeGrazia
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is associated with increased risks for adverse health outcomes during and after pregnancy in both the woman with obesity and her infant. This study was designed to investigate midwifery management of pregnant women with obesity. METHODS: Certified midwives and certified nurse-midwives who were members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives were sent a survey. The survey instrument was divided into 4 sections: demographic characteristics; practice guidelines and protocols; the role of the 2015 Levels of Maternal Care guidelines for referral, including transfer to a higher level of care; and factors that influence management of pregnant women with obesity...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770117/clinical-application-of-epilepsy-genetics-in-africa-is-now-the-time
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Alina I Esterhuizen, Gemma L Carvill, Rajkumar S Ramesar, Symon M Kariuki, Charles R Newton, Annapurna Poduri, Jo M Wilmshurst
Over 80% of people with epilepsy live in low- to middle-income countries where epilepsy is often undiagnosed and untreated due to limited resources and poor infrastructure. In Africa, the burden of epilepsy is exacerbated by increased risk factors such as central nervous system infections, perinatal insults, and traumatic brain injury. Despite the high incidence of these etiologies, the cause of epilepsy in over 60% of African children is unknown, suggesting a possible genetic origin. Large-scale genetic and genomic research in Europe and North America has revealed new genes and variants underlying disease in a range of epilepsy phenotypes...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764391/practice-and-outcomes-of-neonatal-resuscitation-for-newborns-with-birth-asphyxia-at-kakamega-county-general-hospital-kenya-a-direct-observation-study
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Duncan N Shikuku, Benson Milimo, Elizabeth Ayebare, Peter Gisore, Gorrette Nalwadda
BACKGROUND: About three - quarters of all neonatal deaths occur during the first week of life, with over half of these occurring within the first 24 h after birth. The first minutes after birth are critical to reducing neonatal mortality. Successful neonatal resuscitation (NR) has the potential to prevent these perinatal mortalities related to birth asphyxia. This study described the practice of NR and outcomes of newborns with birth asphyxia in a busy referral hospital. METHODS: Direct observations of 138 NRs by 28 healthcare providers (HCPs) were conducted using a predetermined checklist adapted from the national pediatric resuscitation protocol...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748892/updated-pharmacological-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-for-women-before-during-and-after-pregnancy-reflecting-recent-guidelines
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Kieran E Murray, Louise Moore, Celine O'Brien, Anne Clohessy, Caroline Brophy, Patricia Minnock, Oliver FitzGerald, Eamonn S Molloy, Anne-Barbara Mongey, Shane Higgins, Mary F Higgins, Fionnuala M Mc Auliffe, Douglas J Veale
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease which can cause significant disability, morbidity, mortality, and impaired fertility. It commonly affects women of childbearing age. Managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the perinatal period poses challenges. There is concern about the teratogenic effects of many traditional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and an ever-growing list of new therapeutic options with limited data in pregnancy and breastfeeding...
May 10, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715355/effect-of-glyburide-vs-subcutaneous-insulin-on-perinatal-complications-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Marie-Victoire Sénat, Helene Affres, Alexandra Letourneau, Magali Coustols-Valat, Marie Cazaubiel, Helene Legardeur, Julie Fort Jacquier, Nathalie Bourcigaux, Emmanuel Simon, Anne Rod, Isabelle Héron, Virginie Castera, Loic Sentilhes, Florence Bretelle, Catherine Rolland, Mathieu Morin, Philippe Deruelle, Celine De Carne, François Maillot, Gael Beucher, Eric Verspyck, Raoul Desbriere, Sandrine Laboureau, Delphine Mitanchez, Jean Bouyer
Importance: Randomized trials have not focused on neonatal complications of glyburide for women with gestational diabetes. Objective: To compare oral glyburide vs subcutaneous insulin in prevention of perinatal complications in newborns of women with gestational diabetes. Design, Settings, and Participants: The Insulin Daonil trial (INDAO), a multicenter noninferiority randomized trial conducted between May 2012 and November 2016 (end of participant follow-up) in 13 tertiary care university hospitals in France including 914 women with singleton pregnancies and gestational diabetes diagnosed between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation...
May 1, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708295/the-safety-of-st-john-s-wort-hypericum-perforatum-in-pregnancy-and-lactation-a-systematic-review-of-rodent-studies
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REVIEW
Catharine Avila, Dawn Whitten, Sue Evans
Herbal products are popular among women during the perinatal period. St John's wort (SJW), Hypericum perforatum, is a common remedy for mild depression, a problem prevalent in this population. Although the safety of herbal products must be investigated, ethical issues constrain intervention studies in humans. Hence, animal studies often inform clinical decisions. The objective of this study is to systematically review rodent studies assessing the safety of SJW during the perinatal period. A literature search to November 10, 2017, identified 10 rodent studies that met a priori inclusion criteria...
April 30, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705857/perinatal-psychoneuroimmunology-protocols-for-the-study-of-prenatal-stress-and-its-effects-on-fetal-and-postnatal-brain-development
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Martin G Frasch, Carlos J Baier, Marta C Antonelli, Gerlinde A S Metz
Prenatal stress (PS) impacts early behavioral, neuroimmune, and cognitive development. Pregnant rat models have been very valuable in examining the mechanisms of such fetal programming. A newer pregnant sheep model of maternal stress offers the unique advantages of chronic in utero monitoring and manipulation. This chapter presents the techniques used to model single and multigenerational stress exposures and their pleiotropic effects on the offspring.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703848/should-empiric-antibiotic-therapy-be-withheld-when-aetiology-of-preterm-birth-is-non-infectious-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Joanna Seliga-Siwecka, Mohammed Toseef Ansari, Judy Aschner, Margaret Sampson, Justyna Romańska
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth (PTB) at <37 weeks of gestation is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality in developed countries. The traditional approach has been based on the assumption that PTB is primarily a result of intrauterine infection, which triggers preterm labour and puts the newborn at risk of early onset sepsis (EOS). We are currently experiencing a rise in prematurity that results from maternal and fetal diseases unrelated to infection. We have designed a systematic review to assess whether chemoprophylaxis should be withheld when the aetiology of preterm birth is non-infectious...
April 27, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696412/characterization-of-the-perinatal-mandible-growth-pattern-preliminary-results
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F Remy, Y Godio-Raboutet, E Verna, G Gorincour, P Bonnaure, P Adalian, L Guyot, L Thollon
PURPOSE: The fetal development of the mandible is nowadays quite understood, and it is already known that craniofacial growth reaches its highest rate during the first 5 years of postnatal life. However, there are very few data focusing on the perinatal period. Thus, the present article is addressing this concern by studying the mandible morphology and its evolution around the birth with a morphometric method. METHODS: Thirty-one mandibles modelled in three dimensions from post-mortem CT-scans were analyzed...
April 25, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694994/predicting-the-future-delivery-room-planning-of-congenital-heart-disease-diagnosed-by-fetal-echocardiography
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Mary T Donofrio
Advances in prenatal imaging have improved the examination of the fetal cardiovascular system. Fetal echocardiography facilitates the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) and through sequential examination, allows assessment of fetal cardiac hemodynamics, predicting the evolution of anatomical and functional cardiovascular abnormalities in utero and during the transition to a postnatal circulation at delivery. This approach allows detailed diagnosis with prenatal counseling and enables planning to define perinatal management, selecting the fetuses at a risk of postnatal hemodynamic instability who are likely to require a specialized delivery plan...
May 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669596/misoprostol-administered-sublingually-at-a-dose-of-12-5-%C3%AE-g-versus-vaginally-at-a-dose-of-25-%C3%AE-g-for-the-induction-of-full-term-labor-a-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Daniele Sofia Moraes Barros Gattás, José Roberto da Silva Junior, Alex Sandro Rolland Souza, Francisco Edson Feitosa, Melania Maria Ramos de Amorim
BACKGROUND: Various methods are currently used for the induction of labor. Nevertheless, the most effective method with the fewest side effects remains to be established. Misoprostol, administered vaginally, has been routinely used for this purpose; however, other forms of administration are being proposed, including the use of sublingual tablets. No studies have yet compared the effectiveness and safety of 12.5-μg misoprostol administered sublingually compared to a 25-μg vaginal dose of the drug for the induction of labor...
April 18, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664514/-damage-control-resuscitation-in-pediatric-severe-trauma
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Adriana Wegner Araya
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. It has the first place in mortality in our country without considering perinatal pathologies and congenital malformations. An important percentage of early and late deaths secondary to this cau se, as well as its sequelae, could be prevented with optimal and timely resuscitation. OBJECTIVE: To review the applicability of damage control resuscitation (DCR) in severe pediatric trauma, with emphasis on medical management...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661217/barriers-to-access-and-utilization-of-emergency-obstetric-care-at-health-facilities-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Ayele Geleto, Catherine Chojenta, Abdulbasit Mussa, Deborah Loxton
BACKGROUND: Nearly 15% of all pregnancies end in fatal perinatal obstetric complications including bleeding, infections, hypertension, obstructed labor, and complications of abortion. Between 1990 and 2015, an estimated 10.7 million women died due to obstetric complications. Almost all of these deaths (99%) happened in developing countries, and 66% of maternal deaths were attributed to sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of cases of maternal mortalities can be prevented through provision of evidence-based potentially life-saving signal functions of emergency obstetric care...
April 16, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658496/-gestastres-cohort-study-protocol-on-the-effects-of-stress-during-pregnancy-by-measuring-the-cortisol-in-women-s-and-newborn-s-hair
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Rafael A Caparros-Gonzalez, Inmaculada García-García, Juan Carlos Mariñas-Lirola, Maria Isabel Peralta-Ramírez
The aim was to present the longitudinal study protocol on the effects of perinatal stress from conception to one year of age. Stress is associated to psychopathological, cardiovascular and inmunological diseases. During pregnancy, the activation of the Hipotalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal results in an increased release of cortisol. Stress during pregnancy is related to maternal, fetal and infant negative outcomes that can last a lifetime. Nevertheless, contradictory findings have been reported. In this longitudinal study maternal stress is assessed from a sample of 807 pregnant women through hair cortisol levels and psychological question- naires during the three trimesters of pregnancy...
April 16, 2018: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651259/perinatal-hypoxia-and-ischemia-in-animal-models-of-schizophrenia
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Dimitri Hefter, Hugo H Marti, Peter Gass, Dragos Inta
Intrauterine or perinatal complications constitute a major risk for psychiatric diseases. Infants who suffered from hypoxia-ischemia (HI) are at twofold risk to develop schizophrenia in later life. Several animal models attempt to reproduce these complications to study the yet unknown steps between an insult in early life and outbreak of the disease decades later. However, it is very challenging to find the right type and severity of insult leading to a disease-like phenotype in the animal, but not causing necrosis and focal neurological deficits...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645275/central-and-peripheral-chemoreceptors-in-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
#16
Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi, Raffaele De Caro
The pathogenesis of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been ascribed to an underlying biological vulnerability to stressors during a critical period of development. This paper reviews the main data in the literature supporting the role of central (e.g. retrotrapezoid nucleus, serotoninergic raphe nuclei, locus coeruleus, orexinergic neurons, ventral medullary surface, solitary tract nucleus) and peripheral (e.g. carotid body) chemoreceptors in the pathogenesis of SIDS. Clinical and experimental studies indicate that central and peripheral chemoreceptors undergo critical development during the initial postnatal period, consistent with the age range of SIDS (< 1 year)...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614902/intravenous-immunoglobulin-ivig-efficiency-in-women-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency-cvid-decreases-significantly-during-pregnancy
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Makiko Egawa, Hirokazu Kanegane, Kohsuke Imai, Tomohiro Morio, Naoyuki Miyasaka
Immunoglobulin replacement therapy, including intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), is essential for pregnant women with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) since it prevents infection and improves the health of the newborn. There are no established IVIG treatment protocols for pregnant women with CVID, and the relationship between IVIG treatment and maternal serum IgG changes during pregnancy remains unclear. Therefore, we reviewed the medical charts of four CVID patients, including one receiving subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG), for IVIG dose and frequency, maternal serum IgG changes, obstetrical findings, and perinatal outcomes...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599395/exploring-factors-impacting-early-childhood-health-among-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-families-and-communities-protocol-for-a-population-based-cohort-study-using-data-linkage-the-defying-the-odds-study
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Bridgette McNamara, Lina Gubhaju, Louisa Jorm, David Preen, Jocelyn Jones, Grace Joshy, Carrington Shepherd, Daniel McAullay, Sandra Eades
INTRODUCTION: Empirical evidence on family and community risk and protective factors influencing the comparatively high rates of potentially preventable hospitalisations and deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants and children is limited. As is evidence on geographical variation in these risks. The 'Defying the Odds' study aims to explore the impact of perinatal outcomes, maternal social and health outcomes and level of culturally secure service availability on the health outcomes of Western Australian (WA) Aboriginal infants and children aged 0-5 years...
March 28, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596110/cardiac-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-and-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children
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James D Wilkinson, Paige L Williams, Wendy Yu, Steven D Colan, Armando Mendez, Justin P V Zachariah, Russell B Van Dyke, William T Shearer, Renee E Margossian, Steven E Lipshultz
OBJECTIVES: To compare distributions of serum cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers between perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV) and perinatally HIV-exposed uninfected (PHEU) children, to evaluate their associations with echocardiographic measures, and among PHIV youth, with antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV disease severity measures. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of temporally paired serum samples for biomarkers and echocardiograms in a prospective multicenter cohort study of PHIV and PHEU youth...
March 28, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584521/policy-and-legal-protection-for-breastfeeding-and-incarcerated-women-in-canada
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Martha Jane Paynter
Most incarcerated women in Canada are mothers. Because women are the fastest growing population in carceral facilities, protecting the rights of incarcerated women to breastfeed their children is increasingly important. There is considerable evidence that incarcerated women in Canada experience poor physical and mental health, isolation, and barriers to care. Incarcerated women and their children could benefit significantly from breastfeeding. This Insight in Policy explores policy and legal protection for breastfeeding in Canada as it relates to carceral facilities, considers key cases regarding breastfeeding rights among incarcerated women, and presents recommendations for policy development and advocacy...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
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