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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431814/evaluation-of-storing-hepatitis-b-vaccine-outside-the-cold-chain-in-the-solomon-islands-identifying-opportunities-and-barriers-to-implementation
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Lucy Breakwell, Jenniffer Anga, Ibrahim Dadari, Nahad Sadr-Azodi, Divinal Ogaoga, Minal Patel
Monovalent Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) is heat stable, making it suitable for storage outside cold chain (OCC) at 37°C for 1month. We conducted an OCC project in the Solomon Islands to determine the feasibility of and barriers to national implementation and to evaluate impact on coverage. Healthcare workers at 13 facilities maintained monovalent HepB birth dose (HepB-BD) OCC for up to 28days over 7months. Vaccination data were recorded for children born during the project and those born during 7months before the project...
April 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431565/traditional-birth-attendant-reorientation-and-motherpacks-incentive-s-effect-on-health-facility-delivery-uptake-in-narok-county-kenya-an-impact-analysis
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John Emmanuel Kitui, Vaughan Dutton, Dirk Bester, Rachel Ndirangu, Susan Wangai, Stephen Ngugi
BACKGROUND: A community health programme in Narok County in Kenya aimed to improve skilled birth assistance during childbirth through two demand side interventions. First, traditional birth attendants (TBAs) were co-opted into using their influence to promote use of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) at health facilities during delivery, and to accompany pregnant women to health facilities in return for a Ksh500 (Approximately USD5 as of August 2016) cash incentive for each pregnant mother they accompanied...
April 21, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431500/foot-length-chest-and-head-circumference-measurements-in-detection-of-low-birth-weight-neonates-in-mekelle-ethiopia-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study
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Marta Yemane Hadush, Amanuel Hadgu Berhe, Araya Abrha Medhanyie
BACKGROUND: Low birth weight (Birth weight < 2500 g) is a leading cause of prenatal and neonatal deaths. The early identification of Low birth weight (LBW) neonates is essential for any comprehensive initiative to improve their chance of survival. However, a large proportion of births in developing countries take place at home and birth weight statistics are not available. Therefore, there is a need to develop simple, inexpensive and practical methods to identify low birth weight (LBW) neonates soon after birth...
April 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431256/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-neonates-undergoing-surgery-under-general-anesthesia-for-malrotation-of-intestines
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Suresh Birajdar, Shripada Rao, Judy McMichael
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to differentiate between the potential adverse effects of general anesthesia (GA) on the developing brain and the role of associated co-morbidities and syndromes that can adversely affect neurodevelopmental outcomes in neonates undergoing GA. Neonates with malrotation of the intestines without volvulus usually do not have co-morbidities or syndromes. In addition, majority of them recover very well after surgery and are discharged home within a few days. Neonates with malrotation are a clean cohort of babies to study the role of a single episode of GA on the developing brain...
April 18, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430753/impact-of-chlorhexidine-cord-cleansing-on-mortality-omphalitis-and-cord-separation-time-among-facility-born-babies-in-nepal-and-bangladesh
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Luke C Mullany, Shams El Arifeen, Subarna K Khatry, Joanne Katz, Rashed Shah, Abdullah H Baqui, James M Tielsch
Guidance is needed regarding potential extension of the WHO recommendation for cord cleansing with chlorhexidine to babies born in facilities. Among 3,223 facility-born babies from Nepal and Bangladesh, mortality was approximately halved among those allocated to the intervention clusters (10.5/1000 vs. 19.4/1000, RR=0.54; 95% CI: 0.30 - 0.97). In high-mortality settings, a single policy for home and facility births is warranted.
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429909/association-between-maternal-vitamin-d-status-during-pregnancy-and-offspring-cognitive-function-during-childhood-and-adolescence
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Sargoor R Veena, Ghattu V Krishnaveni, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Kotrangada P Thajna, Bhavya G Hegde, Catharine R Gale, Caroline Hd Fall
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Animal studies have demonstrated poor cognitive outcomes in offspring in relation to maternal vitamin D deficiency before and/or during pregnancy. Human studies linking maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy with offspring cognitive function are limited. We aimed to test the hypothesis that lower maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy is associated with poor offspring cognitive ability in an Indian population. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Cognitive function was assessed in children from the Mysore Parthenon birth cohort during childhood (age 9-10 years; n=468) and adolescence (age 13-14 years; n=472) using 3 core tests from the Kaufman Assessment Battery for children and additional tests measuring learning, long-term retrieval/ storage, short-term memory, reasoning, verbal fluency, visuo-spatial ability, and attention and concentration...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428183/risk-and-burden-of-adverse-intrapartum-related-outcomes-associated-with-non-cephalic-and-multiple-birth-in-rural-nepal-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Naoko Kozuki, Joanne Katz, Subarna K Khatry, James M Tielsch, Steven C LeClerq, Luke C Mullany
OBJECTIVES: Intrapartum-related complications are the second leading cause of neonatal death worldwide. We estimate the community-level risk and burden of intrapartum-related fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity associated with non-cephalic and multiple birth in rural Sarlahi District, Nepal. DESIGN: Community-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: Rural Sarlahi District, Nepal. PARTICIPANTS: Pregnant women residing in the study area...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427038/urinary-triclosan-concentrations-during-pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes
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Taylor M Etzel, Antonia M Calafat, Xiaoyun Ye, Aimin Chen, Bruce P Lanphear, David A Savitz, Kimberly Yolton, Joseph M Braun
BACKGROUND: Triclosan is an antimicrobial chemical used in consumer products, and exposure is ubiquitous among pregnant women in the United States. Triclosan may reduce the levels of thyroid hormones that are important for fetal growth and development. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the relationship of prenatal triclosan exposure with birth anthropometry and gestational duration. METHODS: We used data from 378 mother-child pairs participating in the Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study, a prospective pregnancy and birth cohort from Cincinnati, OH...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426160/assessment-and-support-during-early-labour-for-improving-birth-outcomes
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Shinobu Kobayashi, Nobutsugu Hanada, Masayo Matsuzaki, Kenji Takehara, Erika Ota, Hatoko Sasaki, Chie Nagata, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: The progress of labour in the early or latent phase is usually slow and may include painful uterine contractions. Women may feel distressed and lose their confidence during this phase. Support and assessment interventions have been assessed in two previous Cochrane Reviews. This review updates and replaces these two reviews, which have become out of date. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of assessment and support interventions for women during early labour...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419708/willingness-to-pay-for-a-maternity-waiting-home-stay-in-zambia
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Taryn Vian, Emily E White, Godfrey Biemba, Kaluba Mataka, Nancy Scott
INTRODUCTION: Complications of pregnancy and childbirth can pose serious risks to the health of women, especially in resource-poor settings. Zambia has been implementing a program to improve access to emergency obstetric and neonatal care, including expansion of maternity waiting homes-residential facilities located near a qualified medical facility where a pregnant woman can wait to give birth. Yet it is unclear how much support communities and women would be willing to provide to help fund the homes and increase sustainability...
March 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401377/a-mathematical-model-of-forager-loss-in-honeybee-colonies-infested-with-varroa-destructor-and-the-acute-bee-paralysis-virus
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Vardayani Ratti, Peter G Kevan, Hermann J Eberl
We incorporate a mathematical model of Varroa destructor and the Acute Bee Paralysis Virus with an existing model for a honeybee colony, in which the bee population is divided into hive bees and forager bees based on tasks performed in the colony. The model is a system of five ordinary differential equations with dependent variables: uninfected hive bees, uninfected forager bees, infected hive bees, virus-free mites and virus-carrying mites. The interplay between forager loss and disease infestation is studied...
April 11, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395619/the-skies-i-m-under-wright-rachel-the-skies-i-m-under-204pp-%C3%A2-6-99-self-published-9780993491504-0993491502-formula-see-text
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This extraordinary book is one mother's heartfelt and inspiring story following the birth of her son. Anticipating she would bring home a healthy baby she decorated a nursery, but her life was changed when the child was unexpectedly born with profound brain damage.
April 11, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395266/proximity-to-agricultural-fields-as-proxy-for-environmental-exposure-to-pesticides-among-children-the-piama-birth-cohort
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Joseph S Bukalasa, Bert Brunekreef, Maartje Brouwer, Roel Vermeulen, Johan C de Jongste, Lenie van Rossem, Judith M Vonk, Alet Wijga, Anke Huss, Ulrike Gehring
BACKGROUND: Agricultural pesticides are frequently used for crop protection. Residents living in close proximity to treated fields may be exposed to these pesticides. There is some indication that children living near agricultural fields have an increased risk of developing asthma and decreased lung function. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the proximity of participants' homes to fields likely treated with pesticides as proxy for environmental exposure to agricultural pesticides among participants of a Dutch birth cohort study, and to combine acreage of fields with farmer-reported pesticide use...
April 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395076/in-home-smoking-in-households-with-women-of-reproductive-age-in-nepal-does-women-s-empowerment-matter
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Shanta Pandey, Vithya Murugan, Yagya B Karki, Amit Mathur
Authors examined the prevalence and predictors of in-home smoking in households with women of reproductive age. They analyzed data from 9,837 ever married women from 2011 Nepal Demographic Health Survey. About 17 percent of women and 66 percent of their husbands smoked and 58 percent of the women lived in homes that permitted in-home smoking. About 6 percent of the women were pregnant and 42 percent had given birth within the past five years. In-home tobacco use was equally prevalent in homes with and without young children and irrespective of women's pregnancy status...
February 1, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389329/associations-between-active-shooter-incidents-and-gun-ownership-and-storage-among-families-with-young-children-in-the-united-states
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Taryn W Morrissey
The presence of firearms and their unsafe storage in the home can increase risk of firearm-related death and injury, but public opinion suggests that firearm ownership is a protective factor against gun violence. This study examined the effects of a recent nearby active shooter incident on gun ownership and storage practices among families with young children. A series of regression models, with data from the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort merged with the FBI's Active Shooter Incidents data collected in 2003-2006, were used to examine whether household gun ownership and storage practices differed in the months prior to and following an active shooter incident that occurred anywhere in the United States or within the same state...
April 4, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389079/safety-and-tolerability-of-subcutaneous-treprostinil-in-newborns-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-and-life-threatening-pulmonary-hypertension
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E Carpentier, S Mur, E Aubry, L Pognon, T Rakza, F Flamein, D Sharma, P Tourneux, L Storme
BACKGROUND: Prolonged pulmonary hypertension (PH) is highly predictive for pulmonary morbidity and death in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). OBJECTIVES: To report the effects and tolerability of subcutaneous treprostinil in newborns with severe CDH and late life-threatening PH. METHODS: We recorded clinical and echocardiography data before and after starting subcutaneous treprostinil, on patients with severe CDH and late PH, refractory to inhaled nitric oxide and oral sildenafil...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386951/neonatal-characteristics-and-perinatal-complications-in-neonates-with-down-syndrome
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Zivanit Ergaz-Shaltiel, Offra Engel, Ira Erlichman, Yaron Naveh, Michael S Schimmel, Ariel Tenenbaum
The annual rate of Down syndrome (DS) births in Jerusalem is stable, regardless of prenatal screening, and diagnostic measures. We aimed to evaluate our historical cohort for obstetrical characteristics and the neonatal course and complications. We reviewed computerized medical files of neonates with the diagnosis of DS born in the four main hospitals in Jerusalem between the years 2000 and 2010 and evaluated for maternal history and primary neonatal hospitalization. A total of 403 neonates were diagnosed with DS...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384551/nature-works-best-when-allowed-to-run-its-course-the-experience-of-midwives-promoting-normal-births-in-a-home-birth-setting
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Ingvild Aune, Mari A Hoston, Nora J Kolshus, Christel E G Larsen
OBJECTIVE: to gain a deeper understanding of how midwives promote a normal birth in a home birth setting in Norway. DESIGN/SETTING: a qualitative approach was chosen for data collection. In-depth interviews were conducted with nine midwives working in a home birth setting in different areas in Norway. The transcribed interviews were analysed with the help of systematic text condensation. FINDINGS: the analysis generated two main themes: «The midwife's fundamental beliefs» and «Working in line with one's ideology»...
March 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383969/working-memory-mediates-the-effects-of-gestational-age-at-birth-on-expressive-language-development-in-children
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Valentina Riva, Chiara Cantiani, Ginette Dionne, Andrea Marini, Sara Mascheretti, Massimo Molteni, Cecilia Marino
OBJECTIVE: This study tested the role of temporary memory, measured by phonological short-term memory (pSTM) and verbal working memory (vWM), as a mediator of the effect of 3 putative risk factors (i.e., socioeconomic status, home literacy environment, birth gestational age) upon expressive and receptive language. METHOD: A community-based sample of 646 Italian children aged 6-11 years was assessed with a comprehensive battery of language and cognitive tests. A mediation analysis was used to examine whether memory mediates environmental/biological effects on language...
April 6, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381231/exposure-to-household-furry-pets-influences-the-gut-microbiota-of-infant-at-3-4%C3%A2-months-following-various-birth-scenarios
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Hein M Tun, Theodore Konya, Tim K Takaro, Jeffrey R Brook, Radha Chari, Catherine J Field, David S Guttman, Allan B Becker, Piush J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Padmaja Subbarao, Malcolm R Sears, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj
BACKGROUND: Early-life exposure to household pets has the capacity to reduce risk for overweight and allergic disease, especially following caesarean delivery. Since there is some evidence that pets also alter the gut microbial composition of infants, changes to the gut microbiome are putative pathways by which pet exposure can reduce these risks to health. To investigate the impact of pre- and postnatal pet exposure on infant gut microbiota following various birth scenarios, this study employed a large subsample of 746 infants from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Study (CHILD) cohort, whose mothers were enrolled during pregnancy between 2009 and 2012...
April 6, 2017: Microbiome
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