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Marcin Mieszko Mieszkowski, Ewa Mayzner-Zawadzka, Bułat Tuyakov, Marta Mieszkowska, Maciej Żukowski, Tomasz Waśniewski, Dariusz Onichimowski
OBJECTIVES: Quadratus Lumborum Block in contrast to Transversus Abdominis Plane Block contains a unique component which not only stops somatic pain but also inhibits visceral pain by spreading the local anesthetic to the paravertebral space. This study was designed to determine whether performing the Quadratus Lumborum Block type I in patients un-dergoing cesarean section would be associated with both decreased morphine consumption and decreased pain levels in the postoperative 48-hour period...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
Daniela Siqueira Prado, Rosemar Barbosa Mendes, Rosana Queiroz Gurgel, Ikaro Daniel de Carvalho Barreto, Felipa Daiana Bezerra, Rosana Cipolotti, Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel
OBJECTIVE: To describe practices and interventions used during labor and childbirth and factors associated with such practices in puerperae in the state of Sergipe. METHOD: A cross-sectional study with 768 postpartum women from 11 maternity hospitals interviewed 6 hours after delivery, and hospital records review. The associations between best practices and interventions used during labor and delivery with exposure variables were described using simple frequencies, percentages, crude and adjusted odds ratio (ORa) with the confidence interval...
December 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
G Donatini, J L Kraimps, C Caillard, E Mirallie, F Pierre, Loïc De Calan, Hamy Antoine, O Larin, O Tovkay, S Cherenko
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma (PHEO) in pregnancy is a life-threatening condition. Its management is challenging with regards to the timing and type of surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of the management of ten patients diagnosed with pheochromocytoma during pregnancy was performed. Data were collected on the initial diagnostic workup, symptoms, treatment, and follow-up. RESULTS: PHEO was diagnosed in ten patients who were between the 10th and the 29th weeks of pregnancy...
February 27, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Léa Poggi, Nelly Goutaudier, Natalène Séjourné, Henri Chabrol
OBJECTIVES: Given that prepartum psychiatric symptoms have been reported to be associated with postpartum disorders, focusing on the prepartum period appears of prime importance. The aim of the current study was threefold: (a) to identify the prevalence rates of women suffering from fear of childbirth (FOC) and tokophobia (b) to explore the association between FOC, obstetrical and psychopathological variables and (c) to identify the independent predictors of the intensity of FOC symptoms, FOC and tokophobia...
February 26, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Sibylle Koletzko, Hye-Seung Lee, Andreas Beyerlein, Carin A Aronsson, Michael Hummel, Edwin Liu, Ville Simell, Kalle Kurppa, Åke Lernmark, William Hagopian, Marian Rewers, Jin-Xiong She, Olli Simell, Jorma Toppari, Anette-G Ziegler, Jeffrey Krischer, Daniel Agardh
OBJECTIVE: Cesarean section (C-section) is associated with various immune-mediated diseases in the offspring. We investigated the relationship between mode of delivery and celiac disease (CD) and CD autoimmunity (CDA) in a multinational birth cohort. METHODS: From 2004 to 2010, infants from the general population who tested positive for HLA DR3-DQ2 or DR4-DQ8 were enrolled in The Environmental Determinants for Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. Children were annually screened for transglutaminase autoantibodies, if positive, they are retested after 3 to 6 months and those persistently positive defined as CDA...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Cláudia Vicari Bolognani, Lílian Barros de Sousa Moreira Reis, Adriano Dias, Iracema de Mattos Paranhos Calderon
BACKGROUND: The global increase in C-section rates is real. In Brazil, these indices correspond to 58.94% in the Midwest region and 52.77% in the Federal District. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the C-section rates and identify the groups with the greatest risk at two reference hospitals in the public network of Federal District/Brazil, using 10-Group Robson System. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 6579 births assisted at the Hospital A (HA) and the Hospital B (HB) during 2013...
2018: PloS One
Yi-Chao Shi, He Guo, Jing Chen, Gang Sun, Rong-Rong Ren, Ming-Zhou Guo, Li-Hua Peng, Yun-Sheng Yang
Previous studies have revealed significant differences in microbiome compositions between infants delivered via cesarean section (C-section) and natural vaginal birth. However, the importance of the delivery mode in the first days of life remains unclear. Importantly, this stage is minimally affected by infant feeding. Here, we used a metagenomic sequencing technique to characterize the meconium microbiome from the feces of a Chinese cohort of vaginally and C-section-delivered infants, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) newborns, during the first 24 h after birth...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Wilson Kwong, George Tomlinson, Denice S Feig
OBJECTIVE: Obesity during pregnancy is associated with a number of adverse obstetrical outcomes, including gestational diabetes, macrosomia and preeclampsia. There is increasing evidence that bariatric surgery may decrease the risk of these outcomes. Our aim was to evaluate the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in obese women on obstetrical outcomes. DATA SOURCES: A systematic literature search using MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, Web of Science and PubMed from inception up to December 12, 2016...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maria-Jesus Pueyo, Ramon Escuriet, M Pérez-Botella, I de Molina, D Ruíz-Berdun, S Albert, S Díaz, P Torres-Capcha, V Ortún
AIM: To explore the effect of hospital's characteristics in the proportion of obstetric interventions (OI) performed in singleton fullterm births (SFTB) in Catalonia (2010-2014), while incentives were employed to reduce C-sections. METHODS: Data about SFTB assisted at 42 public hospitals were extracted from the dataset of hospital discharges. Hospitals were classified according to the level of complexity, the volume of births attended, and the adoption of a non-medicalized delivery (NMD) strategy...
February 10, 2018: Health Policy
Hakan Kulacoglu
Umbilical hernias are most common in women than men. Pregnancy may cause herniation or render a preexisting one apparent, because of progressively raised intra-abdominal pressure. The incidence of umbilical hernia among pregnancies is 0.08%. Surgical algorithm for a pregnant woman with a hernia is not thoroughly clear. There is no consensus about the timing of surgery for an umbilical hernia in a woman either who is already pregnant or planning a pregnancy. If the hernia is incarcerated or strangulated at the time of diagnosis, an emergency repair is inevitable...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
Tina A Nguyen, Daniel A Kahn, Andrea I Loewendorf
INTRODUCTION: Maternal-fetal chimerism is miniscule, a testament to the integrity of the uteroplacental interface. The soundness of this border region is potentially altered through cesarean delivery of prior babies with uncertain consequences for the following pregnancies. METHODS: Using multicolor flow cytometry and quantitative PCR of non-inherited maternal antigens we performed a retrospective case control pilot study and formulated the null hypothesis that placental implantation over a prior uterine scar does not result in the presence of memory Treg (CD45RO+) in the fetus...
February 12, 2018: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
Maria V Fraga, Pablo Laje, William H Peranteau, Holly L Hedrick, Nahla Khalek, Juliana S Gebb, Julie S Moldenhauer, Mark P Johnson, Alan W Flake, N Scott Adzick
AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate if gestational age (GA), mode of delivery and abdominal wall closure method influence outcomes in uncomplicated gastroschisis (GTC). METHODS: Retrospective review of NICU admissions for gastroschisis, August 2008-July 2016. Primary outcomes were: time to start enteral feeds (on-EF), time to discontinue parenteral nutrition (off-PN), and length of stay (LOS). MAIN RESULTS: A total of 200 patients with GTC were admitted to our NICU...
February 7, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Anis Cerovac, Dzenita Ljuca, Bedreldin Khodary, Gordana Grgic
Aim: The aim of the paper is to present the risk of pregnancy for mother and her child in a young patient who had a surgery to repair Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF), who gave a birth to her firstborn by having a cesarean section. Case report: 23 years old patient, in 28 weeks of pregnancy was admitted to the clinic due to her medical record. She did not have any subjective complaints. She had two surgeries to repair ToF. After the surgery, she had residual ventricular septal defect (VSD)...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Isobel H Marks, Zhi Ven Fong, Sahael M Stapleton, Ya-Ching Hung, Yanik J Bababekov, David C Chang
INTRODUCTION: Perioperative mortality rate (POMR) is a suggested indicator for surgical quality worldwide. Currently, POMR is often sampled by convenience; a data-driven approach for calculating sample size has not previously been attempted. We proposed a novel application of a bootstrapping sampling technique to estimate how much data are needed to be collected to reasonably estimate POMR in low-resource countries where 100% data capture is not possible. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six common procedures in low- and middle-income countries were analysed by using population database in New York and California...
February 6, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Carlos Campillo-Artero, Miquel Serra-Burriel, Andrés Calvo-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To increase discriminatory accuracy (DA) for emergency cesarean sections (ECSs). STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively collected data on and studied all 6,157 births occurring in 2014 at four public hospitals located in three different autonomous communities of Spain. To identify risk factors (RFs) for ECS, we used likelihood ratios and logistic regression, fitted a classification tree (CTREE), and analyzed a random forest model (RFM). We used the areas under the receiver-operating-characteristic (ROC) curves (AUCs) to assess their DA...
2018: PloS One
Xiaomeng Deng, Margaret McLaren
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To promote exclusive breastfeeding, supplements are not recommended without medical indications such as clinical evidence of dehydration. Loss of ≥10% of birth weight (BW) often triggers supplementation due to nursery staff's concern for dehydration. Studies have demonstrated that transplacental passage of maternal intrapartum intravenous fluids for anesthesia may inflate BW. Researchers have proposed using newborn's 24-hour weight (24HW), after fluid diuresis, as preferred reference for weight loss calculation...
January 22, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Herfina Y Nababan, Md Hasan, Tiara Marthias, Rolina Dhital, Aminur Rahman, Iqbal Anwar
Purpose: Overall health status indicators have improved significantly over the past three decades in Indonesia. However, the country's maternal mortality ratio remains high with a stark inequality by region. Fewer studies have explored access inequity in maternal health care service over time using multiple inequality markers. In this study, we analyzed Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data to explore trends and inequities in use of any antenatal care (ANC), four or more ANC (ANC4+), institutional birth, and cesarean section (c-section) birth in Indonesia during 1986-2012 to inform policy for future strategies ending preventable maternal deaths...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
Alireza Kamali, Katayoun Vakilian, Leyli Mortazavi, Maryam Shokrpour
Context • One of the most common complications of a Caesarean section (C-section) is postoperative inflammation as well as operative and postoperative pain associated with the surgery. The control and mitigation of pain after surgery is the main goal of anesthesiologists. Objectives • This study aimed to compare the effects of intravenous apotel and remifentanil on postoperative pain control in women undergoing an elective C-section. Design • The research team designed a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Badie S Mansour, Gretchen Wienecke, Neeti Sadana, Pooya Pouralifazel, Alberto de Armendi
A 33 year-old female at 38 weeks gestation with a history of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type 1 of the upper extremities, diagnosed 13 years prior to this admission, was scheduled for an elective cesarean section (C-Section). She refused neuraxial anesthesia and requested general anesthesia. This abstract discusses the general anesthesia steps taken to pre-empt recurrence of CRPS symptoms.
April 2017: Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
Tabinda Nawaz Khan, Syed Yawar Ali Abidi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the microleakage of MTA (mineral trioxide aggregate) and resin-modified GIC (glass ionomer vitremer) as retrograde endodontic material. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Operative Department of DIIKIOHS (DUHS) and NED University, Karachi, from February to June 2014. METHODOLOGY: Forty human anterior teeth were divided into four groups. Each tooth was endodontically treated...
January 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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