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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923118/hypothermia-for-encephalopathy-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-helix-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sudhin Thayyil, Vania Oliveira, Peter J Lally, Ravi Swamy, Paul Bassett, Mani Chandrasekaran, Jayashree Mondkar, Sundaram Mangalabharathi, Naveen Benkappa, Arasar Seeralar, Mohammod Shahidullah, Paolo Montaldo, Jethro Herberg, Swati Manerkar, Kumutha Kumaraswami, Chinnathambi Kamalaratnam, Vinayagam Prakash, Rema Chandramohan, Prathik Bandya, Mohammod Abdul Mannan, Ranmali Rodrigo, Mohandas Nair, Siddarth Ramji, Seetha Shankaran
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia reduces death and disability after moderate or severe neonatal encephalopathy in high-income countries and is used as standard therapy in these settings. However, the safety and efficacy of cooling therapy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where 99% of the disease burden occurs, remains unclear. We will examine whether whole body cooling reduces death or neurodisability at 18-22 months after neonatal encephalopathy, in LMICs. METHODS: We will randomly allocate 408 term or near-term babies (aged ≤ 6 h) with moderate or severe neonatal encephalopathy admitted to public sector neonatal units in LMIC countries (India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka), to either usual care alone or whole-body cooling with usual care...
September 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912192/mechanical-cervical-ripening-for-women-with-prolongedpregnancies-magpop-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-silicone-double-balloon-catheter-versus-the-propess-system-for-the-slow-release-of-dinoprostone-for-cervical-ripening-of-prolonged-pregnancies
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Caroline Diguisto, Amélie Le Gouge, Bruno Giraudeau, Franck Perrotin
INTRODUCTION: Induction of labour for prolonged pregnancies (PP) when the cervix is unfavourable is a challenging situation. Cervical ripening by pharmacological or mechanical techniques before oxytocin administration is used to increase the likelihood of vaginal delivery. Both techniques are equally effective in achieving vaginal delivery but excessive uterine activity, which induces fetal heart rate (FHR) anomalies, is more frequent after the pharmacological intervention. We hypothesised that mechanical cervical ripening could reduce the caesarean rate for non-reassuring FHR especially in PP where fetuses are already susceptible to this...
September 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904664/-pregnancy-and-delivery-in-patients-with-a-personal-history-of-cesarean-section-in-dakar-epidemiological-clinical-therapeutic-and-prognostic-aspects
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Cyr Espérance Koulimaya-Gombet, Abdoul Aziz Diouf, Moussa Diallo, Anna Dia, Codou Sène, Jean Charles Moreau, Alassane Diouf
The aim of our study was to determine hospitalization rate for vaginal birth after cesarean section in Pikine, to evaluate the quality of the management of pregnant women with previous cesarean section and to determine prognostic factors of the outcome of a trial of scar. We conducted a retrospective study based on medical records and operational protocols of patients who underwent vaginal birth after cesarean section over the period 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2011. We analyzed socio-demographic data, pregnancy follow-up, therapeutic modalities and prognosis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901007/pharmacological-and-mechanical-interventions-for-labour-induction-in-outpatient-settings
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REVIEW
Joshua P Vogel, Alfred O Osoti, Anthony J Kelly, Stefania Livio, Jane E Norman, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Induction of labour is carried out for a variety of indications and using a range of methods. For women at low risk of pregnancy complications, some methods of induction of labour or cervical ripening may be suitable for use in outpatient settings. OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmacological and mechanical interventions to induce labour or ripen the cervix in outpatient settings in terms of effectiveness, maternal satisfaction, healthcare costs and, where information is available, safety...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898573/alternatives-to-autopsy-for-fetal-and-early-neonatal-perinatal-deaths-insights-from-the-wisconsin-stillbirth-service-program
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Elspeth McPherson, Eirini Nestoridi, Dominique Heinke, Drucilla J Roberts, Ruth Fretts, Mahsa M Yazdy, Angela E Lin
BACKGROUND: Although autopsy is a key component of the etiologic evaluation following fetal and early neonatal death, and traditionally has been the preferred method to determine the cause of death, an alternative may be suitable when traditional autopsy by a perinatal pathologist is not available or declined. METHODS: Among 3137 cases evaluated through the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (WiSSP), a community-based program for etiologic evaluation of second trimester miscarriage, stillbirth, and early neonatal death, most diagnoses are based on multiple types of data including placental pathology, clinical examination, photographs, maternal records, radiographs, and laboratory testing...
September 12, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886551/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-early-life-exposure-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-and-obesity-related-outcomes-in-rodents
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Pim Nicolaas Hubertus Wassenaar, Juliette Legler
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that the plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exerts obesogenic effects after pre- or perinatal exposure. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review with meta-analyses was conducted of early life exposure to DEHP, or its biologically active metabolite mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP), on the obesity related outcome measures body weight, fat (pad) weight, triglycerides, free fatty acids and leptin in experimental rodent studies. METHODS: The applied methodology was pre-specified in a rigorous protocol...
August 31, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883988/the-current-state-of-genetic-counseling-and-newborn-screening-an-interview-with-megan-tucker
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Megan Tucker
Megan Tucker talks to Francesca Lake, Managing Editor: A certified genetic counselor for over 10 years, Megan is currently the director of the Indiana State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program and the Genetic Counseling Clinic at Union Hospital (Terre Haute, IN, USA). She began her career split between the Center for Prenatal Diagnosis and the Medical Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Center at St Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis, IN, USA). During this time she was instrumental in both the development of the statewide Perinatal Loss Evaluation Program and a hospital protocol to ensure collection of cord blood to allow time to effectively genetically evaluate babies...
August 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882116/thistle-trial-of-hands-on-interprofessional-simulation-training-for-local-emergencies-a-research-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-clustered-randomised-controlled-trial
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Erik Lenguerrand, Catherine Winter, Karen Innes, Graeme MacLennan, Dimitrios Siassakos, Pauline Lynch, Alan Cameron, Joanna Crofts, Alison McDonald, Kirsty McCormack, Mark Forrest, John Norrie, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Tim Draycott
BACKGROUND: Many adverse pregnancy outcomes in the UK could be prevented with better intrapartum care. Training for intrapartum emergencies has been widely recommended but there are conflicting data about their effectiveness. Observational studies have shown sustained local improvements in perinatal outcomes associated with the use of the PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training - (PROMPT) training package. However this effect needs to be investigated in the context of randomised study design in settings other than enthusiastic early adopter single-centres...
September 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836274/interconception-care-for-women-with-a-history-of-gestational-diabetes-for-improving-maternal-and-infant-outcomes
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REVIEW
Joanna Tieu, Emily Shepherd, Philippa Middleton, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with adverse health outcomes for mothers and their infants both perinatally and long term. Women with a history of GDM are at risk of recurrence in subsequent pregnancies and may benefit from intervention in the interconception period to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of interconception care for women with a history of GDM on maternal and infant health outcomes...
August 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833511/detection-and-care-practices-for-postpartum-depressive-symptoms-in-public-sector-obstetric-units-in-mexico-qualitative-results-from-a-resource-constrained-setting
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Jean Marie S Place, Betania Allen-Leigh, Deborah L Billings, Kiya M Dues, Filipa de Castro
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is amenable to detection and treatment, but effectively addressing it is contingent on policies, practices, and health care providers working together to address the issue. The aim of this study is to describe a sample of health care providers' existing practices in public-sector obstetric units in Mexico related to detecting and offering care to women with depressive symptomology. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with 40 health care providers (16 physicians, 13 nurses, three social workers, and eight psychologists) from one tertiary-level and two secondary-level, public-sector obstetric units, were conducted by members of a trained research team from May to July 2012...
August 22, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833465/barrier-free-communication-in-maternity-care-of-allophone-migrants-bridge-study-protocol
#11
Paola Origlia Ikhilor, Gabriele Hasenberg, Elisabeth Kurth, Barbara Stocker Kalberer, Eva Cignacco, Jessica Pehlke-Milde
AIM: To describe communication and access barriers encountered by allophone women of different migration backgrounds in the Swiss maternity care services, from the perspective of users, health care professionals and intercultural interpreters. BACKGROUND: In addition to the challenges of maternal adjustment, pregnant migrant women must also deal with an unfamiliar health service system. Some must overcome language barriers and the stress of uncertain residence status...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820889/altered-fetal-growth-placental-abnormalities-and-stillbirth
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Radek Bukowski, Nellie I Hansen, Halit Pinar, Marian Willinger, Uma M Reddy, Corette B Parker, Robert M Silver, Donald J Dudley, Barbara J Stoll, George R Saade, Matthew A Koch, Carol Hogue, Michael W Varner, Deborah L Conway, Donald Coustan, Robert L Goldenberg
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, stillbirth is one of the leading causes of death. Altered fetal growth and placental abnormalities are the strongest and most prevalent known risk factors for stillbirth. The aim of this study was to identify patterns of association between placental abnormalities, fetal growth, and stillbirth. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Population-based case-control study of all stillbirths and a representative sample of live births in 59 hospitals in 5 geographic areas in the U...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813175/qualitative-analysis-of-registered-nurses-perceptions-of-lactation-assessment-tools-why-and-how-they-are-completed
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Joan Esper Kuhnly, Donna J Chapman
BACKGROUND: Although lactation assessment tools are consistently used in clinical practice, there is no evidence describing registered nurses' perspectives regarding the purpose and thought processes involved when conducting a breastfeeding assessment. Research aim: This study aimed to explore registered nurses' perceptions on the purpose of lactation assessment tools and the thought processes involved in completing one. METHODS: Seven focus groups were held from April 2015 through July 2015, in coordination with regional and international lactation and perinatal conferences...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799164/preconception-care-for-diabetic-women-for-improving-maternal-and-infant-health
#14
REVIEW
Joanna Tieu, Philippa Middleton, Caroline A Crowther, Emily Shepherd
BACKGROUND: Infants born to mothers with pre-existing type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus are at greater risk of congenital anomalies, perinatal mortality and significant morbidity in the short and long term. Pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes are at greater risk of perinatal morbidity and diabetic complications. The relationship between glycaemic control and health outcomes for both mothers and infants indicates the potential for preconception care for these women to be of benefit...
August 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783589/infection-exposure-detection-and-causes-of-death-in-perinatal-mortalities-in-polish-dairy-herds
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Paulina Jawor, Dawid Król, John F Mee, Zenon Sołtysiak, Stanisław Dzimira, Magdalena Larska, Tadeusz Stefaniak
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and types of infections in perinatal mortality (PM) cases from Polish dairy farms and the relevance of the presence of infection to the cause of death. This prospective longitudinal study was carried out on 121 PM and 21 control calves with a gestation of ≥260 days. Six control calves were euthanized and examined using the same protocol as for PM calves. Material was collected over a 20-month period between November 2013 and June 2015. The PM and control calves were collected from 29 to 5 herds, respectively...
November 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781935/procedures-in-child-deaths-in-the-netherlands-a-comparison-with-child-death-review
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Sandra Gijzen, Jessica Petter, Monique P L'Hoir, Magda M Boere-Boonekamp, Ariana Need
AIM: Child Death Review (CDR) is a method in which every child death is systematically and multidisciplinary examined to (1) improve death statistics, (2) identify factors that give direction for prevention, (3) translate the results into possible interventions, and (4) support families. The aim of this study was to determine to what extent procedures of organizations involved in the (health) care for children in The Netherlands cover these four objectives of CDR. SUBJECT AND METHODS: Organizations in the Eastern part of The Netherlands and Dutch umbrella organizations involved in child (health) care were asked to provide their protocols, guidelines or other working agreements that describe their activities and responsibilities in case of a child's death...
2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771289/screening-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-based-on-different-risk-profiles-and-settings-for-improving-maternal-and-infant-health
#17
REVIEW
Joanna Tieu, Andrew J McPhee, Caroline A Crowther, Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a form of diabetes that occurs in pregnancy. Although GDM usually resolves following birth, it is associated with significant morbidities for mothers and their infants in the short and long term. There is strong evidence to support treatment for GDM. However, there is uncertainty as to whether or not screening all pregnant women for GDM will improve maternal and infant health and if so, the most appropriate setting for screening. This review updates a Cochrane Review, first published in 2010, and subsequently updated in 2014...
August 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760642/galantamine-administration-reduces-reactive-astrogliosis-and-upregulates-the-anti-oxidant-enzyme-catalase-in-rats-submitted-to-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia
#18
F K Odorcyk, F Nicola, L E Duran-Carabali, F Figueiró, J Kolling, A Vizuete, E L Konrath, C A Gonçalves, A T S Wyse, C A Netto
Neonatal hypoxia ischemia (HI) plays a role in the etiology of several neurological pathologies and causes severe sequelae. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and cholinesterase inhibitors have demonstrated a positive action over HI induced deficits. In order to evaluate the effects of pre and post-hypoxia administrations of galantamine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, in a model of perinatal HI, Wistar rats in the post-natal day 7 (PND7) were subjected to a combination of unilateral occlusion of the right carotid artery with the exposure to a 1h hypoxia...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738855/approaches-to-health-care-provider-education-and-professional-development-in-perinatal-depression-a-systematic-review
#19
Laura E Legere, Katherine Wallace, Angela Bowen, Karen McQueen, Phyllis Montgomery, Marilyn Evans
BACKGROUND: Perinatal depression is the most common mental illness experienced by pregnant and postpartum women, yet it is often under-detected and under-treated. Some researchers suggest this may be partly influenced by a lack of education and professional development on perinatal depression among health-care providers, which can negatively affect care and contribute to stigmatization of women experiencing altered mood. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review is to provide a synthesis of educational and professional development needs and strategies for health-care providers in perinatal depression...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728552/study-protocol-for-a-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-two-models-of-perinatal-integrated-psychosocial-assessment-the-pipa-project
#20
Nicole Reilly, Emma Black, Georgina M Chambers, Virginia Schmied, Stephen Matthey, Josephine Farrell, Dawn Kingston, Andrew Bisits, Marie-Paule Austin
BACKGROUND: Studies examining psychosocial and depression assessment programs in maternity settings have not adequately considered the context in which psychosocial assessment occurs or how broader components of integrated care, including clinician decision-making aids, may optimise program delivery and its cost-effectiveness. There is also limited evidence relating to the diagnostic accuracy of symptom-based screening measures used in this context. The Perinatal Integrated Psychosocial Assessment (PIPA) Project was developed to address these knowledge gaps...
July 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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