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Post partum hemorrhage

Molly R Altman, Karen Colorafi, Kenn B Daratha
BACKGROUND:  Hospital electronic health record (EHR) data are increasingly being called upon for research purposes, yet only recently has it been tested to examine its reliability. Studies that have examined reliability of EHR data for research purposes have varied widely in methods used and field of inquiry, with little reporting of the reliability of perinatal and obstetric variables in the current literature. OBJECTIVE:  To assess the reliability of data extracted from a commercially available inpatient EHR as compared with manually abstracted data for common attributes used in obstetrical research...
January 2018: Applied Clinical Informatics
Chunhua Zhang, Hongyan Li, Changting Zuo, Xietong Wang
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of conservative treatment with methotrexate against placenta increta by two different routes of administration through retrospective analysis. METHODS: A total of 54 women diagnosed with placenta increta after vaginal delivery were enrolled in this retrospective study. The participants accepted conservative management with methotrexate through either intravenous injection or local multi-point injection under ultrasound guidance. The treatment was considered effective if no hysterectomy was mandatory during the follow-up period...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Maela Le Lous, Imen Mediouni, Gihad Chalouhi, Laurent Salomon, Laurence Bussières, Aude Carrier, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Yves Ville
OBJECTIVES: The objective of our study was to determine the impact of laser therapy for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTs) on subsequent pregnancies. METHODS: This was a monocentric retrospective observational study. Women treated by laser fetoscopy for TTTs were asked to answer a postal questionnaire about subsequent pregnancies. The primary outcome was fecundity (number of pregnancies and time to pregnancy). We also assessed pregnancy complications, birth weight, and gestational age at delivery...
February 8, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
A Cristina Rossi, Federico Prefumo
New interest in home birth have recently arisen in women at low risk pregnancy. Maternal and neonatal morbidity of women planning delivery at home has yet to be comprehensively quantified. We aimed to quantify pregnancy outcomes following planned home (PHB) versus planned hospital birth (PHos). We did a systematic review of maternal and neonatal morbidity following planned home (PHB) versus planned hospital birth (PHos). We included prospective, retrospective, cohort and case-control studies of low risk pregnancy outcomes according to planning place of birth, identified from January 2000 to June 2017...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Dustin T Weiler, Andrea L Gibson, Jason J Saleem
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have evaluated the effectiveness of high fidelity patient simulators (HFPS) on nursing training; however, a gap exists on the effects of role assignment on critical thinking, self-efficacy, and situation awareness skills in team-based simulation scenarios. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to determine if role assignment and the involvement level related to the roles yields significant effects and differences in critical thinking, situation awareness and self-efficacy scores in team-based high-fidelity simulation scenarios...
January 30, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Carlos A Ordoñez, Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Michael W Parra, Todd E Rasmussen, Albaro J Nieto, Juan P Herrera-Escobar, Paula Fernandez, Maria P Naranjo, Alberto F García, Javier A Carvajal, Juan M Burgos, Fernando Rodriguez, Maria F Escobar-Vidarte
BACKGROUND: We describe intra-operative and post-discharge outcomes of a case series after the prophylactic use of resuscitative endovascular occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) during elective cesarean delivery in pregnant women with MAP. We furthermore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the use of REBOA during elective cesarean delivery in pregnant women with MAP. METHODS: Descriptive case series of REBOA (December 2015 to June 2017) used during elective cesarean delivery in pregnant women with MAP...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Miki Kanoh, Kei Inai, Tokuko Shinohara, Eriko Shimada, Mikiko Shimizu, Hirofumi Tomimatsu, Masaki Ogawa, Toshio Nakanishi
AIM: We investigated the clinical courses before and during pregnancy and after delivery in patients with repaired anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery to determine the impact of the hemodynamic changes and cardiac function on the selection of the appropriate mode of delivery. METHODS: Six patients who underwent coronary artery reimplantation delivered 10 infants. We scrutinized the patients' hemodynamic changes on echocardiographs and the plasma brain natriuretic peptide levels before and during pregnancy and after delivery, the perinatal outcomes and maternal and fetal events...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Choi Wah Kong, William W K To
AIM: Intrauterine balloon tamponade has been increasingly used for the management of post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) in recent years. However, data on the precise mechanisms and pressure required for the balloon tamponade are scanty in the literature. This study aims to review the intraluminal pressure (ILP) generated by the Bakri intrauterine balloon that is necessary to produce a 'positive tamponade test' during severe PPH. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Jai Prakash, Vivek C Ganiger, Suraj Prakash, Mohammad Iqbal, Deba Prasad Kar, Usha Singh, Ashish Verma
INTRODUCTION: There are numerous reports in the literature describing acute kidney injury in pregnancy (P-AKI) due to various obstetric complications. However, there is a dearth of studies on AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders from India. We aimed to analyze clinical features and outcome of P-AKI related to pregnancy-specific disorders compared to total pregnancy, in India. METHOD: All pregnant women attending the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from November 2014 to July 2016 were screened for AKI based on: (1) sudden elevation of serum creatinine ≥ 1 mg/dl; (2) oligoanuria for > 12 h; and (3) need for dialysis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Geoffrey P Dobson, Kenji Doma, Hayley L Letson
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December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Marie Cavaignac-Vitalis, Fabien Vidal, Caroline Simon-Toulza, Pierre Boulot, Paul Guerby, Elodie Chantalat, Olivier Parant
OBJECTIVE: HELLP syndrome exposes to severe maternal and fetal complications. Prompt delivery is thus recommended after 34 weeks of gestation, or earlier in case of nonreassuring maternofetal conditions. However, no consensus has been raised in the treatment of HELLP syndrome occurring before 34 weeks of gestation, when both maternal and fetal conditions are stable: it remains still unclear whether an active attitude should be prioritized over expectant management. Herein, we aimed to compare mother and child outcomes according to the type of obstetrical management, either active or conservative...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Khadija Ennaqui, Assia Makayssi, Houssine Boufettal, Naima Samouh
Strokes are rare but severe accidents during pregnancy and post-partum period. They are responsible for high mortality and morbidity rates. Pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and strokes are significantly related. Endothelial dysfunction, alteration of brain self-regulation and severe hypertension are, probably, the cause of many strokes in pregnant women and during postpartum period. We report a case of hemorrhagic stroke of the brainstem in a nonmonitored 21-year old patient at 38 weeks pregnant admitted with severe preeclampsia complicated by eclampsia and then by haemorrhagic stroke of the brainstem on the second post-operative day after cesarean section performed due to suspicion of retroplacental haematoma arisen since her admission...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Farnoush Farzi, Ali Mirmansouri, Zahra Atrkar Roshan, Bahram Naderi Nabi, Gelareh Biazar, Shima Yazdipaz
Background: Care of obstetric patients has always been a challenge for critical care physicians, because in addition to their complex pregnancy-related disease, fetal viability is considered. Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the admission indications, clinical characteristics and outcomes of obstetric patients, admitted to the intensive care unit of Alzzahra teaching hospital affiliated to Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted on pregnant /post-partum (up to 6 weeks) patients admitted to the ICU over a 5-year period from April 2009 to April, 2014...
June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
H Cohen, M Rossignol
Stroke is a rare event during pregnancy (10/100,000) and can be ischemic (24%), hemorrhagic (74%) or both (2%). Pregnancy probably increases the risk even if it is discussed for arteriovenous malformation (AVM), aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and cavernomas. Between 2010 and 2012, 31 maternal deaths were associated with stroke. In 22 cases, stroke was the direct cause of death giving a maternal mortality ratio of 0,9/100,000 witch is not different from the former report (2007-2009). There were 2 cerebral thrombophlebitis, 2 ischemic strokes and 18 hemorrhagic strokes (4 SAH, 2 AVM)...
December 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Wondimu Gudu, Mutasim Abdulahi
Objectives: To assess labor, delivery and postpartum complications in nulliparous women with FGM/C and evaluate the attitude of mothers towards elimination of FGM. Methods: A prospective hospital based study using structured questionnaire was conducted between January to March 2015 at Karamara hospital, Jijiga, Ethiopia. All nulliparous women admitted for labor and delivery were included. Data were collected regarding circumcision status, events of labor, delivery; postpartum and neonatal outcomes as well as attitude of mothers towards elimination of FGM/C...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
Arpan Patel, Athira Unnikrishnan, Martina Murphy, Robert Egerman, Sarah Wheeler, Ashley Richards, John Wingard
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a hematologic disorder characterized by an acquired somatic mutation in the phosphatidylinositol glycan class A gene which leads to a higher risk for increased venous and arterial thrombosis. Current treatment for PNH includes eculizumab. Pregnant patients who have PNH have higher risk for thrombosis and hemorrhage with both pregnancy and their underlying PNH. Treatment frequently poses conundrum. The safety and efficacy of eculizumab during pregnancy and breast feeding have not been extensively studied and contraception has been recommended due to potential for teratogenicity...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
Amir Ali Barket Ali Samnani, Narjis Rizvi, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Farina Abrejo
BACKGROUND: Around 303,000 maternal deaths occur every year; most of these are preventable (World Health Organization), ICD-10: International classification of diseases and related health problems, 10th revision. Volume 2: Instruction manual, 2010). Ninety-nine percent of these maternal deaths occur in developing countries. PPH contributed 35 % (35%) of total maternal. Several interventions being done to reduce the number of maternal deaths. It has been noted that a simple low cost intervention of providing misoprostol timely could prevent these deaths...
October 27, 2017: Reproductive Health
G Affronti, V Agostini, A Brizzi, L Bucci, E De Blasio, M G Frigo, C Giorgini, M Messina, A Ragusa, F Sirimarco, A Svelato
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is one of the most frequent causes of mortality and morbidity in the obstetric population globally, causing about a quarter of maternal deaths yearly, and is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide. The management of PPH remains a topic of great debate, even in view of new diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities in recent years, for which, however, the body of evidence available thus far is still scarce, as the standard values are lacking. The protocol hereby presented was developed after a literature review and during several meetings of an Italian multidisciplinary task group of specialists adopting a modified Delphi method, and is the result of the synthesis of therapeutic operational protocols for the treatment of PPH applied by the different specialties within the team...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
Hian Yan Voon, Asrul A Shafie, Mohamad A Bujang, Haris N Suharjono
AIM: To evaluate the cost effectiveness of carbetocin compared to oxytocin when used as prophylaxis against post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) during cesarean deliveries. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed to identify randomized controlled trials that compared the use of carbetocin to oxytocin in the context of cesarean deliveries. Cost effectiveness analysis was then performed using secondary data from the perspective of a maternity unit within the Malaysian Ministry of Health, over a 24 h time period...
January 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Hassan Ravari, Atiyeh Vatanchi, Leila Pourali, Malihe Afarideh, Salmeh Dadgar
Renal artery aneurysm has an incidence of lower than one in 1000 of the general population. The risk of aneurysm rupture increases during pregnancy due to hormonal and hemodynamic changes. Therefore, these patients often refer to physicians with abdominal pain that is followed by shock. We report the case of a 41-year-old multiparous woman who was referred with symptoms of epigastric pain and hemorrhagic shock, a week after her vaginal delivery. She was diagnosed with renal artery aneurysm in ultrasonography...
August 2017: Electronic Physician
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