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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136007/perinatal-mortality-associated-with-induction-of-labour-versus-expectant-management-in-nulliparous-women-aged-35-years-or-over-an-english-national-cohort-study
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Hannah E Knight, David A Cromwell, Ipek Gurol-Urganci, Katie Harron, Jan H van der Meulen, Gordon C S Smith
BACKGROUND: A recent randomised controlled trial (RCT) demonstrated that induction of labour at 39 weeks of gestational age has no short-term adverse effect on the mother or infant among nulliparous women aged ≥35 years. However, the trial was underpowered to address the effect of routine induction of labour on the risk of perinatal death. We aimed to determine the association between induction of labour at ≥39 weeks and the risk of perinatal mortality among nulliparous women aged ≥35 years...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103350/cesarean-section-in-absence-of-labour-and-risk-of-respiratory-complications-in-newborns-a-case-control-study
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Ugo Indraccolo, Margherita Pace, Giovanna Corona, Marco Bonito, Salvatore Renato Indraccolo, Romolo Di Iorio
AIM: To establish if labour and gestational age have an additive effect on the likelihood of newborn respiratory complications. METHODS: Case-control study on singleton pregnancies, delivered between 34 and 41 weeks. Cases were collected among newborns discharged with diagnoses of respiratory complications, as codified by ICD 9 1997. Subsequently, pneumonias, meconium aspiration syndromes, and pulmonary haemorrhage were excluded. Controls were all other newborns without respiratory complications...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095914/correction-does-visceral-osteopathic-treatment-accelerate-meconium-passage-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nadja Haiden, Birgit Pimpel, Alexandra Kreissl, Bernd Jilma, Angelika Berger
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095429/activation-of-toll-like-receptors-in-meconium-aspiration-syndrome
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V Anand, S Basu, S S Yadav, G Narayan, B D Bhatia, A Kumar
OBJECTIVE: Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a common cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Incomplete understanding of the pathogenesis of MAS has hindered the development of specific therapies. We hypothesized that activation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) might play a role in the pathogenesis of MAS. The present study evaluated the expression of TLR 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9 in neonates with MAS. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 39 neonates with MAS and 17 healthy gestational age-matched neonates as controls...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043436/cervical-dilation-balloon-combined-with-intravenous-drip-of-oxytocin-for-induction-of-term-labor-a-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Xueqin Wu, Chunxiang Wang, Yufang Li, Chunmei Ouyang, Jiaying Liao, Weibin Cai, Yilei Zhong, Jianping Zhang, Hui Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of a method combining double-balloon catheter for cervical ripening and intravenous drip of oxytocin on the induction of term labor, providing the reference for clinical safety. METHODS: A total of 120 pregnant women with a gestation between 37(+0) and  41(+6) weeks, indications of labor induction, singleton pregnancy with cephalic presentation were enrolled. The patients were divided into the research group receiving cervical dilation balloon combined with intravenous drip of oxytocin and the control group receiving an intravenous drip of oxytocin at a concentration of 0...
October 17, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037544/effects-of-pushing-techniques-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Refika Genç Koyucu, Nurdan Demirci
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous pushing is a method that is used in the management of the second stage of labor and suggested to be more physiological for the mother and infant. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of pushing techniques on the mother and newborn. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized prospective study was performed between June 2013-March 2014 in a tertiary maternity clinic in Istanbul. 80 low risk, nulliparous cases were randomized to pushing groups...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036682/perinatal-risk-factors-for-neonatal-early-onset-group-b-streptococcal-sepsis-after-initiation-of-risk-based-maternal-intrapartum-antibiotic-prophylaxis-a-case-control-study
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Sridhar Santhanam, Sumita Arun, Grace Rebekah, Nithya J Ponmudi, Jolly Chandran, Ruby Jose, Atanu Kumar Jana
Objectives: To identify the perinatal risk factors for early-onset Group B Streptococcus (EOGBS) sepsis in neonates after inception of a risk-based maternal intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis strategy in 2004. Design: Case control study. Methods: All newborn with early onset GBS sepsis (born between 2004 and 2013) were deemed to be "cases" and controls were selected in a 1:4 ratio. Results: More than three per vaginal (PV) examinations [odds ratio (OR) 8...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029865/total-proteolytic-activity-and-concentration-of-alpha-1-antitrypsin-in-meconium-for-assessment-of-the-protease-antiprotease-balance
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Ewa Skarżyńska, Bartosz Kiersztyn, Paulina Wilczyńska, Artur Jakimiuk, Barbara Lisowska-Myjak
BACKGROUND: During intrauterine life, various proteolytic enzymes and their main inhibitor, alpha-1 antitrypsin, accumulate naturally in meconium. A protease/antiprotease balance is required to maintain the biological stability of the environment in which the fetus develops. METHODS: The pool of active proteases was determined using the EnzChek Protease Assay Kit. The concentration of alpha-1 antitrypsin in meconium was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
October 4, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027680/determination-of-thiocyanate-as-a-biomarker-of-tobacco-smoke-constituents-in-selected-biological-materials-of-human-origin
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Sylwia Narkowicz, Ewa Jaszczak, Żaneta Polkowska, Bogumiła Kiełbratowska, Alicja Kotłowska, Jacek Namieśnik
In order to protect human health, it is necessary to biomonitor toxic substances originating from tobacco smoke in biological materials sampled from the persons with different exposures to tobacco smoke constituents. Thiocyanate anion is a biomarker of exposure to tobacco smoke components which is characterized by a relatively long half-life in the human body, i.e. 6 days. In this work, we present the results of thiocyanate determinations performed on the samples of placenta, meconium, saliva, breast milk, sweat and blood...
October 13, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026371/proportion-and-factors-associated-with-low-fifth-minute-apgar-score-among-singleton-newborn-babies-in-gondar-university-referral-hospital-north-west-ethiopia
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Temesgen Worku Gudayu
BACK GROUND: New born babies with low Apgar scores are at an increased risk of perinatal morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To assess proportion and factors associated with low 5(th) minute Apgar Apgar score among singleton newborn babies in Gondar University referral hospital; North West Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on singleton 261 live births from March - May, 2013. Data was collected from mother/newborn index using a structured and pre-tested questionnaire...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020816/predictors-of-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-with-dichorionic-diamniotic-twin-pregnancies
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Youwen Mei, Lan Gao, Yonghong Lin, Dan Luo, Xine Zhou, Li He
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate the predictors of adverse perinatal outcomes in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) with dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) twin pregnancies. METHODS: This study was a retrospective study of women diagnosed with ICP and DCDA twin pregnancies in Chengdu's women and children's central hospital. These patients were subdivided into mild and severe ICP groups according to total bile acid (TBA) level. The clinical characteristics and perinatal outcomes were collected and compared between the two groups...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016591/caesarean-section-during-second-stage-of-labor-in-a-tertiary-centre
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Padma Gurung, Sameer Malla, Sushma Lama, Anagha Malla, Alka Singh
BACKGROUND: There is an alarming rise in caesarean section leading to increased adverse outcomes for both the mother and fetus when compared with vaginal delivery. Within this increasing caesarean section rate, there is a concerning increase in the rate of second stage caesarean section. This study highlight the feto-maternal outcome of caesarean section in second stage of labour. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort review of all women with a singleton, cephalic fetus at term delivered by caesarean section in the second stage of labor between April 1, 2013 and March 30, 2017 at Patan Academy of Health Sciences...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016584/morbidities-and-outcome-of-a-neonatal-intensive-care-in-western-nepal
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Sudhir Adhikari, Kalipatanam Seshagiri Rao, Ganesh B K, Namraj Bahadur
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality rate of developing countries is declining over decades. In the recent years increasing number of preterm and high risk neonates have facilities for tertiary care treatment. The aim of the study was to assess the morbidities and outcome of neonatal intensive care admissions. METHODS: It was a retrospective observational study carried out in neonatal intensive care unit of the Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal from January 2014 to December 2015...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986020/meconium-ileus-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Meghana Sathe, Roderick Houwen
Meconium ileus (MI) is often the first manifestation of cystic fibrosis (CF) and occurs in approximately 20% of patients diagnosed with CF. This article reviews the pathophysiology of MI and its clinical presentation. It focuses on the medical and surgical management emphasizing the importance of nutrition and a multidisciplinary approach to improve both short-term and long-term outcomes for CF patients with MI.
November 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978796/guanylate-cyclase-2c-agonism-corrects-cftr-mutants
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Kavisha Arora, Yunjie Huang, Kyushik Mun, Sunitha Yarlagadda, Nambirajan Sundaram, Marco M Kessler, Gerhard Hannig, Caroline B Kurtz, Inmaculada Silos-Santiago, Michael Helmrath, Joseph J Palermo, John P Clancy, Kris A Steinbrecher, Anjaparavanda P Naren
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder in which epithelium-generated fluid flow from the lung, intestine, and pancreas is impaired due to mutations disrupting CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) channel function. CF manifestations of the pancreas and lung are present in the vast majority of CF patients, and 15% of CF infants are born with obstructed gut or meconium ileus. However, constipation is a significantly underreported outcome of CF disease, affecting 47% of the CF patients, and management becomes critical in the wake of increasing life span of CF patients...
October 5, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971027/hospital-trauma-level-s-association-with-outcomes-for-injured-pregnant-women-and-their-neonates-in-washington-state-1995-2012
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John Thomas Distelhorst, Michele A Soltis, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Melissa A Schiff
BACKGROUND: Trauma occurs in 8% of all pregnancies. To date, no studies have evaluated the effect of the hospital's trauma designation level as it relates to birth outcomes for injured pregnant women. METHODS: This population-based, retrospective cohort study evaluated the association between trauma designation levels and injured pregnancy birth outcomes. We linked Washington State Birth and Fetal Death Certificate data and the Washington State Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Recording System...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969463/meconium-microbiome-as-a-new-source-of-information-about-long-term-health-and-disease-questions-and-answers
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P Wilczyńska, E Skarżyńska, B Lisowska-Myjak
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic role of meconium microbiota as a source of information about the intrauterine environment of the developing fetus and possibly health and disease in later life. METHODS: The literature review of over 30 papers published in international journals in the years 2001-2017, on the bacterial composition of meconium and early feces, investigated by metagenomic DNA sequencing in experimental studies on animals and clinical studies in neonates born after normal and pathological pregnancies...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968427/evolution-in-fecal-bacterial-viral-composition-in-infants-of-two-central-african-countries-gabon-and-republic-of-the-congo-during-their-first-month-of-life
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Lionel Brazier, Eric Elguero, Claudine Kombila Koumavor, Nicolas Renaud, Franck Prugnolle, Frédéric Thomas, Simon Ategbo, Moyen Engoba, Obengui, Eric M Leroy, Patrick Durand, François Renaud, Pierre Becquart
Few studies have analyzed the gut microbiota of child in unindustrialized countries, but none during the first month of life. Stool samples were collected from healthy newborns in hospitals of Gabon (n = 6) and Republic of the Congo (n = 9) at different time points during the first month of life: meconium, day 2 (D02), day 7 (D07) and day 28 (D28). In addition, one fecal sample was collected from each mother after delivery. Metagenomic sequencing was performed to determine the bacterial communities, and multiplex real-time PCR was used to detect the presence of seven enteric viruses (rotavirus a, adenovirus, norovirus I and II, sapovirus, astrovirus, enterovirus) in these samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963922/risk-of-maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-complications-associated-with-the-use-of-the-transcervical-balloon-catheter-in-induction-of-labour-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jip S M Gommers, Milou Diederen, Chris Wilkinson, Deborah Turnbull, Ben W J Mol
Induction of labour is one of the most frequently applied obstetrical interventions globally. Many studies have compared the use of balloon catheters with pharmacological agents. Although the safety of the balloon catheter is often mentioned, little has been written about the total spectrum of maternal and fetal morbidity associated with induction of labour using a balloon catheter. We evaluated the safety of labour induction with a transcervical balloon catheter by conducting a literature review with pooled risk assessments of the maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity...
November 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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