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REVIEW
Niralee Babooa, Wen-Jing Shi, Chao Chen
BACKGROUND: Several studies have clearly demonstrated a significantly higher incidence of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) in neonates delivered by caesarean section (CS) compared to those delivered vaginally. The pathophysiological factors underlying the link between CS and PPHN are still poorly understood. In this review, we describe the mechanisms that could explain the association between CS delivery and subsequent PPHN, as well as potential preventive measures...
December 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057694/early-unexpected-diagnosis-of-fetal-life-limiting-malformation-antenatal-palliative-care-and-parental-decision
#2
Federico Mariona, Marianne Burnett, Melody Zoma, Janice Blake, Hanna Khouri
INTRODUCTION: Conjoined twins are an infrequent occurrence in obstetric practice. Live conjoined twins on a late preterm triplet pregnancy is an even rarer event. OBJECTIVE: To emphasize the critical importance of perinatal palliative care and nondirective parental counseling, informed decision making and respect for autonomy following full disclosure of findings, fetal life-limiting diagnosis, treatment alternatives, maternal-fetal potential complications and most likely perinatal outcomes...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055674/combination-of-a-structured-aerobic-and-resistance-exercise-improves-glycaemic-control-in-pregnant-women-diagnosed-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Iva Sklempe Kokic, Marina Ivanisevic, Gianni Biolo, Bostjan Simunic, Tomislav Kokic, Rado Pisot
PROBLEM: Gestational diabetes mellitus, defined as any carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy, is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes, both for the mother and her child. AIM: To investigate the impact of a structured exercise programme which consisted of aerobic and resistance exercises on the parameters of glycaemic control and other health-related outcomes in pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Thirty-eight pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus were randomised to two groups...
October 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054833/pregnant-women-s-perceptions-of-the-risks-and-benefits-of-disclosure-during-web-based-mental-health-e-screening-versus-paper-based-screening-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dawn Kingston, Anne Biringer, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Rebecca Giallo, Sarah McDonald, Glenda MacQueen, Lydia Vermeyden, Marie-Paule Austin
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women's perceptions of the risks and benefits during mental health screening impact their willingness to disclose concerns. Early research in violence screening suggests that such perceptions may vary by mode of screening, whereby women view the anonymity of e-screening as less risky than other approaches. Understanding whether mode of screening influences perceptions of risk and benefit of disclosure is important in screening implementation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the perceptions of pregnant women randomized to a Web-based screening intervention group and a paper-based screening control group on the level of risk and benefit they perceive in disclosing mental health concerns to their prenatal care provider...
October 20, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054508/unknown-antenatal-hiv-infection-status-has-declined-over-time-in-british-columbia-canada
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Amy L Slogrove, Julie A Bettinger, Patricia Janssen
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to determine whether the proportion of pregnant women with unknown antenatal HIV-infection status is declining over time in British Columbia (BC) and whether associated factors are amenable to intervention. METHODS: Through a retrospective cohort study of all deliveries in the British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry from 2005 to 2011, we examined the association between year of delivery and no recorded antenatal HIV test result. The trend in unknown antenatal HIV-infection status over time was evaluated by the Cochran-Mantel-Haenzsel test and multivariable logistic regression was used to determine the odds of unknown antenatal HIV-infection status by year of delivery...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054041/cardiovascular-obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-women-with-previous-fontan-repair
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REVIEW
S J Bonner, O Asghar, A Roberts, S Vause, B Clarke, B Keavney
OBJECTIVES: To determine cardiovascular, obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies in women who have a Fontan circulation. METHODS: A retrospective case note review of all women with a Fontan circulation who attended the joint obstetric cardiac antenatal clinic at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester (UK) between 2004 and 2016 was performed. RESULTS: In total, there were 19 pregnancies in 9 women with a history of Fontan repair. 23 women with univentricular physiology attended in this time period...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053439/factors-influencing-indonesian-women-s-use-of-maternal-health-care-services
#7
Anna Kurniati, Ching-Min Chen, Ferry Efendi, Sarni Maniar Berliana
Employing the 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey data, we aimed to examine factors influencing married women to use maternity services. Data of married women who had given birth in the last five years before the survey were included in the analysis (n = 14,672). Factors of education, employment, women's age at first marriage, age at first birth, spousal education difference, contraceptive use, place of residence, and woman's attitude toward wife beating were associated with the use of antenatal care, institutional delivery, and postnatal care services...
October 20, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053408/geographical-differentials-in-uptake-of-antenatal-care-services-in-nigeria
#8
Omotayo Adewale Haruna-Ogun
Uptake of antenatal care (ANC) is poor in Nigeria, however there are geographical variations. We investigated the relationship between place of residence, region and ANC utilization in Nigeria. Using data of the most recent demographic and health survey, the geographic predictors of ANC were modelled. Women in the rural areas were 79 percent less likely to have the recommended four ANC visits. The odds of a woman in Southern Nigeria having four ANC visit are 4.347 times the odds of a woman in Northern Nigeria having the recommended ANC visit...
October 20, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051780/sensitivity-of-postnatal-fasting-plasma-glucose-in-identifying-impaired-glucose-tolerance-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-25-years-data
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Habiba Kapaya, Lucy May, Richard Jacques, Priya Madhuvrata
OBJECTIVE: To assess the uptake of postnatal oral glucose tolerance test and to determine the sensitivity of fasting postnatal blood sugar in predicting 2-h impaired glucose tolerance. METHODS: Retrospective study of 1961 women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus. All women were offered oral glucose tolerance test six weeks post-delivery. RESULTS: Of 1961 women, 1090 (56%) returned for postpartum oral glucose tolerance test. A fasting plasma glucose of ≥6...
September 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049359/analysis-of-pd-1-expression-in-the-monocyte-subsets-from-non-septic-and-septic-preterm-neonates
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Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Wojciech Durlak, Andrzej Grudzień, Agnieszka Krzeczkowska, Nina Mól, Marta Pilch, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor system represents a part of recently reported immunoregulatory pathway. PD-1 is an immune checkpoint molecule, which plays an important role in downregulating the immune system proinflammatory activity. Until recently, PD-1 expression was not established on immune cells of the preterm infants. The study objectives were to confirm expression of the PD-1 receptors on the monocytes isolated from very low birth weight newborns (VLBW), and to analyze their expression during the first week of life and late-onset sepsis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048415/antenatal-methadone-vs-buprenorphine-exposure-and-length-of-hospital-stay-in-infants-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-with-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
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V N Tolia, K Murthy, M M Bennett, E S Miller, D K Benjamin, P B Smith, R H Clark
OBJECTIVE: Antenatal exposure to methadone or buprenorphine often causes neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in newborns. However, comparative effects on affected infants' hospital courses are inconclusive. We sought to estimate the relationship of antenatal exposure with methadone or buprenorphine and infants' length of stay among hospitalized infants with NAS. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study of hospitalized infants with NAS with either maternal exposure...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048403/prenatal-factors-associated-with-neonatal-survival-of-infants-with-congenital-chylothorax
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M Dorsi, A Giuseppi, F Lesage, J Stirnemann, L De Saint Blanquat, M Nicloux, Z Assaf, N Khen Dunlop, E Kermorvant-Duchemin, J-F Magny, Y Ville, A Lapillonne
OBJECTIVES: Congenital chylothorax is a rare disease and prognostic factors are key element in properly informing parents. This study aimed at determining the prenatal factors associated with neonatal survival in a cohort of liveborn infants with congenital chylothorax. STUDY DESIGN: Observational monocentric cohort study including all liveborn neonates consecutively admitted for congenital chylothorax. RESULTS: Neonatal mortality was 32% (16/50)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048355/factors-associated-with-malnutrition-among-under-five-children-illustration-using-bangladesh-demographic-and-health-survey-2014-data
#13
Ashis Talukder
Child malnutrition remains one of the major public health problems in many parts of the world, especially in a developing country like Bangladesh. Several socioeconomic and demographic factors are responsible for this condition. The present study was conducted to uncover the risk factors associated with malnutrition among under-five children in Bangladesh by analyzing the data from a nationally representative Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) in 2014. The ordinal dependent variable-child nutrition status (severely malnourished, moderately malnourished, and nourished)-was developed by calculating weight-for-age Z score (WAZ)...
October 19, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048133/vasa-previa-prenatal-diagnosis-and-outcomes-thirty-five-cases-from-a-single-maternal-fetal-medicine-practice
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Ankita Kulkarni, Jennifer Powel, Michael Aziz, Leena Shah, Susan Lashley, Carlos Benito, Yinka Oyelese
OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy and effectiveness of routine screening for vasa previa, to describe our experience, and to assess factors that contribute to missed cases of vasa previa. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of all cases of vasa previa from a single maternal-fetal medicine service between 2009 and 2017 was performed. Ultrasound findings and obstetric and neonatal outcomes were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-five cases of vasa previa were identified...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046943/congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformations-state-of-the-art-review-for-pediatrician-s-use
#15
REVIEW
Claire Leblanc, Marguerite Baron, Emilie Desselas, Minh Hanh Phan, Alexis Rybak, Guillaume Thouvenin, Clara Lauby, Sabine Irtan
Congenital pulmonary airway malformations or CPAM are rare developmental lung malformations, leading to cystic and/or adenomatous pulmonary areas. Nowadays, CPAM are diagnosed prenatally, improving the prenatal and immediate postnatal care and ultimately the knowledge on CPAM pathophysiology. CPAM natural evolution can lead to infections or malignancies, whose exact prevalence is still difficult to assess. The aim of this "state-of-the-art" review is to cover the recently published literature on CPAM management whether the pulmonary lesion was detected during pregnancy or after birth, the current indications of surgery or surveillance and finally its potential evolution to pleuro-pulmonary blastoma...
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046228/should-we-perform-in-utero-mri-on-a-fetus-at-increased-risk-of-a-brain-abnormality-if-ultrasonography-is-normal-or-shows-non-specific-findings
#16
REVIEW
P D Griffiths, C Mooney, M Bradburn, D Jarvis
There are a number of reasons why a pregnant woman might be considered to have an increased risk of carrying a fetus with a brain abnormality, but they fall broadly into two groups. First, there may be a relevant family history usually, but not always, when a fetus/child from a previous pregnancy has a developmental brain abnormality and a clinical geneticist judges that there is a risk of recurrence. Second, there may be findings in their current pregnancy that increases the risk of the fetus either having a developmental brain abnormality or accruing acquired brain pathology...
October 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046070/placenta-previa-without-morbidly-adherent-placenta-comparison-of-characteristics-and-outcomes-between-planned-and-emergent-deliveries-in-a-tertiary-centre
#17
Hadi Erfani, Elias Kassir, Karin A Fox, Steven L Clark, Niloofar Karbasian, Bahram Salmanian, Amir A Shamshirsaz, Jimmy Espinoza, Ahmed A Nassr, Catherine S Eppes, Michael A Belfort, Alireza A Shamshirsaz
OBJECTIVE: To compare patient outcomes between planned and emergent cesarean deliveries for placenta previa without morbidly adherent placenta. STUDY DESIGN: All patients with confirmed, persistent placenta previa (without morbidly adherent placentation) who underwent the surgery between January 2010 and April 2016 were included in this retrospective study. Primary outcome was composite maternal morbidity defined as the presence of at least one of the following: death, red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, hysterectomy, reoperation, hospital stay > 7 days, ureteral injury, bowel injury or cystotomy...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044597/short-and-long-term-complications-of-in-utero-exposure-to-lamotrigine
#18
Merav Cohen-Israel, Itai Berger, Einat Y Martonovich, Gil Klinger, Bracha Stahl, Nehama Linder
AIMS: The present study evaluates the effect of antenatal lamotrigine exposure, on short- and long-term paediatric outcome. METHODS: The study included the children of 83 epileptic women treated with lamotrigine during pregnancy, at a tertiary medical centre between 2004-2014. All newborns were monitored for vital signs, congenital malformations and Finnegan score. In addition, the parents completed a questionnaire regarding their child's development and health up to the age of 12 years...
October 18, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043981/southeast-asian-ovalocytosis-the-need-for-a-carefull-observation-of-red-cell-indices-and-blood-smear
#19
Pierre-Antoine Moulin, Vanessa Nivaggioni, Noémie Saut, Charlotte Grosdidier, Denis Bernot, Véronique Baccini
Southeast asian ovalocytosis (SAO) is characterized by macro-ovalocytes and ovalo-stomatocytes on blood smear. SAO is common in Malaisia and Papua-New-Guinea where upwards to 40 per cent of the population is affected in some coastal region. Inherited in an autosomal dominant way, illness results from deletion of codons 400-408 in SLC4A1 gene which encodes for band 3 erythrocyte membrane protein. This deletion is responsible for an unusual erythrocyte stiffness and oval shape of the cells on blood smear. Heterozygous carriers are usually asymptomatic whereas homozygous are not viable without an intensive antenatal care...
October 18, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042819/distance-from-health-facility-and-mothers-perception-of-quality-related-to-skilled-delivery-service-utilization-in-northern-ethiopia
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Girmatsion Fisseha, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku, Wondwossen Terefe
BACKGROUND: Poor maternal health service utilization is one of the contributing factors to a high level of maternal and newborn mortality in Ethiopia. The factors associated with utilization of services are believed to differ from one context to another. We assessed the factors associated with skilled delivery service utilization in rural northern Ethiopia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A community-based survey was conducted among mothers who gave birth in the 12 months preceding the study period, from January to February 2015, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
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