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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925470/induction-of-labour-vs-spontaneous-vaginal-delivery-in-twin-pregnancy-after-36-weeks-of-gestation
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Mariana Vide Tavares, Ana Patrícia Domingues, Filipa Nunes, Margarida Tavares, Etelvina Fonseca, Paulo Moura
Time for delivery and delivery pathway in twin pregnancies are still in great debate. Our study goal was to compare the characteristics of delivery and maternal-foetal outcome in uncomplicated near-term twin pregnancies undergoing labour induction and those with spontaneous labour. We found no statistical differences in patients with twin pregnancies who underwent labour induction and those with spontaneous labour regarding the history of previous caesarean delivery, parity, pregnancy achieved by assisted reproductive techniques (ART), chorionicity and cervical dilation at the admission as well as maternal and neonatal morbidity, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925148/a-comparison-of-vaginal-ultrasound-and-digital-examination-in-predicting-preterm-delivery-in-women-with-threatened-preterm-labour-a-cohort-study
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Anne Pinton, François Severac, Nicolas Meyer, Cherif Youssef Akladios, Adrien Gaudineau, Romain Favre, Bruno Langer, Nicolas Sananes
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of digital examination in addition to ultrasonic measurement of cervical length for predicting spontaneous preterm delivery in women with threatened preterm labor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study in Strasbourg University Hospital, France, between January 2013 and January 2015 All the women with a singleton pregnancy hospitalized with threatened preterm labor between 23 to 34 weeks of gestation were included...
December 7, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924657/sonographical-predictive-markers-of-failure-of-induction-of-labour-in-term-pregnancy
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Maia Brik, Silvia Mateos, Irene Fernandez-Buhigas, Paloma Garbayo, Gloria Costa, Belen Santacruz
Predictive markers of failure of induction of labour in term pregnancy were evaluated. A prospective study including 245 women attending induction of labour was performed. The inclusion criteria were singleton pregnancies, gestational age 37-42 weeks and the main outcomes were failure of induction, induction to delivery interval and mode of delivery. Women with a longer cervical length prior to induction (CLpi) had a higher rate of failure of induction (30.9 ± 6.8 vs. 23.9 ± 9.3, p < .001)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923285/evaluation-of-maternal-serum-levels-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate-and-its-association-with-successful-labour-outcome-among-parturients-undergoing-spontaneous-labour-at-term
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Adeyemi A Okunowo, Omololu Adegbola, Godwin O Ajayi
This study evaluated maternal serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) in spontaneous labour and its association with successful labour at term. A cross-sectional observational study was carried out on 140 parturients. Their blood samples were collected in active labour; allowed to clot, centrifuged, separated and stored at -20 °C before analysis for DHEAS was done using the ELISA method. Labour was termed successful when vaginal delivery was achieved. Serum DHEAS levels were higher among parturients with successful labour compared to women with unsuccessful outcome (p = 0...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922286/central-pontine-myelinolysis-during-pregnancy-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
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María Luisa Sánchez-Ferrer, María Teresa Prieto-Sánchez, Rodrigo Orozco-Fernández, Francisco Machado-Linde, Anibal Nieto-Diaz
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is a rare condition usually caused by rapid sodium correction in hyponatraemia after a severe neurological syndrome. Only few cases have been reported during pregnancy, most of which were reported in patients with hyperemesis. We describe the successful management of the first case of twin pregnancy in a patient who presented with CPM after treatment for premature labour and then review the literature on CPM in pregnancy (aetiology, diagnosis and management). Our patient required emergency delivery to achieve electrolyte and fluid balance...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922285/a-prospective-randomized-trial-comparing-foley-catheter-oxytocin-and-combination-foley-catheter-oxytocin-for-labour-induction-with-unfavourable-cervix
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Nabih I El Khouly
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of transcervical Foley catheter with and without oxytocin versus oxytocin alone for labour induction with unfavourable cervix. This trial enrolled 108 women with singleton pregnancies presented for labour induction with unfavourable cervix. Patients were randomly assigned to receive Foley catheter alone (I), Foley catheter plus oxytocin (II) or oxytocin alone (III). Outcomes were analysed in terms of success of induction, induction delivery interval, route of delivery, dose and duration of oxytocin, and complications...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921380/induction-of-labour-for-suspected-macrosomia-at-term-in-non-diabetic-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
E R Magro-Malosso, G Saccone, M Chen, R Navathe, M Di Tommaso, V Berghella
BACKGROUND: Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) compared induction of labour with expectant management in non-diabetic women with suspected fetal macrosomia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of labour induction for suspected fetal macrosomia. SEARCH STRATEGY: Literature search in electronic databases. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included all RCTs of suspected fetal macrosomia comparing labour induction with expectant management in term pregnancy...
December 5, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918947/the-effect-of-blood-staining-on-cervicovaginal-quantitative-fetal-fibronectin-concentration-and-prediction-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Natasha L Hezelgrave, Katy Kuhrt, Kate Cottam, Paul T Seed, Rachel M Tribe, Andrew H Shennan
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Cervicovaginal fetal fibronectin (fFN) has enhanced prediction of preterm birth and, more recently, quantified results have become available so that management can planned more effectively and targeted to individual women. Manufacture guidelines stipulate that fetal fibronectin (fFN) samples should be discarded in the presence of moderate to heavy vaginal bleeding but there hasn't yet been any formal investigation into the effect of blood staining on fetal fibronectin concentration and subsequent preterm birth prediction...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918616/nitric-oxide-donors-for-cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Arpita Ghosh, Katherine R Lattey, Anthony J Kelly
BACKGROUND: Sometimes it is necessary to bring on labour artificially because of safety concerns for the mother or baby. This review is one of a series of reviews of methods of labour induction using a standardised protocol. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of NO donors (isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN), isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN), nitroglycerin and sodium nitroprusside) for third trimester cervical ripening or induction of labour, in comparison with placebo or no treatment or other treatments from a predefined hierarchy...
December 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902706/a-qualitative-study-of-medical-oncologists-experiences-of-their-profession-and-workforce-sustainability
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Alex Broom, W K Tim Wong, Emma Kirby, David Sibbritt, Deme Karikios, Rosemary Harrup, Zarnie Lwin
BACKGROUND: Medical oncology is a steadily evolving field of medical practice and professional pathway for doctors, offering value, opportunity and challenge to those who chose this medical specialty. This study examines the experiences of a group of Australian medical oncologists, with an emphasis on their professional practice, career experiences, and existing and emerging challenges across career stages. METHODS: In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 22 medical oncologists, including advanced trainees, early-career consultants and senior consultants, focusing on: professional values and experiences; career prospects and pathways; and, the nexus of the characteristics of the profession and delivery of care...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897027/-acute-uterine-inversion-after-delivery
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E Pechová, I Bydžovská, M Krausová, M Lubušký
OBJECTIVE: A case of acute inversion of the uterus after childbirth, in which we successfully perform a manual vaginal reposition of the uterus. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Krajská nemocnice Liberec, a.s.; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Palacky University Hospital, Olomouc. OBSERVATION: Our case report describes acute post-partum uterine inversion of the second degree, which developed after delivery in a 36-year-old primigravida...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893765/improving-standards-of-care-in-obstructed-labour-a-criteria-based-audit-at-a-referral-hospital-in-a-low-resource-setting-in-tanzania
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Andrew H Mgaya, Hussein L Kidanto, Lennarth Nystrom, Birgitta Essén
OBJECTIVE: In low-resource settings, obstructed labour is strongly associated with severe maternal morbidity and intrapartum asphyxia, and consequently maternal and perinatal deaths. This study evaluated the impact of a criteria-based audit of the diagnosis and management of obstructed labour in a low-resource setting. METHODS: A baseline criteria-based audit was conducted from October 2013 to March 2014, followed by a workshop in which stakeholders gave feedback on interventions agreed upon to improve obstetric care...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892433/efficacy-of-prophylactic-b-lynch-suture-during-lower-segment-caesarian-section-in-high-risk-patients-for-atonic-postpartum-haemorrhage
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M Vijayasree
Background Postpartum Haemorrhage causes significant maternal mortality and morbidity all over the world. Active management of the third stage of labour with oxytocics is come into practice. If postpartum haemorrhage is anticipated conservative surgical procedures like B-lynch suture is being applied. Objective To evaluate the effect of elective B-Lynch suture in preventing atonic postpartum haemorrhage during emergency caesarian section with high risk factors for atonicity. Method Forty antenatal women undergoing emergency caesarean section with risk factors for atony of the uterus were selected in our study...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891408/successful-obstetric-outcome-in-dextrocardia-with-situs-inversus-and-moderate-pulmonary-hypertension-rare-case
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Deepika, Leena Wadhwa, Chandna Shekhar, Jyoti Saini, Monica Chetani
Situs inversus is a rare congenital anomaly, which is characterized by right sided heart (Dextrocardia) and inversely rotated visceral organs of abdomen. In present case, the patient reported with G3p2l2, 34 weeks of gestational period along with breathlessness accompanied and labour pains. On further investigation, she was diagnosed as dextrocardia with situs inversus and moderate pulmonary artery hypertension along with severe iron deficiency anaemia. Patient had normal vaginal delivery with intra-partum and post-partum period...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891405/complete-heart-block-in-pregnancy-a-report-of-emergency-caesarean-section-in-a-parturient-without-pacemaker
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Vandana Mohapatra, Aparajita Panda, Satyanarayan Behera, Jagadish Chandra Behera
Management of women with Complete Heart Block (CHB) presenting without pacing, during pregnancy and labour is debatable. Temporary pacemakers have been routinely inserted for labour and birth probably to withstand any haemodynamic variations. However, due to lack of large scale prospective studies, the necessity of this procedure has not been objectively assessed. Also, the most appropriate anaesthetic technique for caesarean section in women with CHB is yet to be clarified. We report herein the case of a pregnant woman with CHB who had uneventful emergency caesarean delivery under spinal anaesthesia without temporary pacing...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888706/position-for-labor-and-birth-state-of-knowledge-and-biomechanical-perspectives
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REVIEW
David Desseauve, Laetitia Fradet, Patrick Lacouture, Fabrice Pierre
This review aims to examine how childbirth position during labour affects maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes. Epidemiological data suggest that vertical birthing positions have many benefits. But when we consider the players and mechanisms of delivery, including the forces generated to move the fetus and obstacles to its progression, many questions remain about the advantage of one position over another. Thus, childbirth could be considered in a way as an athletic feat that probably requires the choice of optimal positions...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884123/the-spanish-version-of-the-childbirth-experience-questionnaire-ceq-e-reliability-and-validity-assessment
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F J Soriano-Vidal, A Oliver-Roig, J Cabrero-García, N Congost-Maestre, A Dencker, M Richart-Martínez
BACKGROUND: The Childbirth Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) was originally designed to study women's perceptions of labour and birth. The main objective of our study was to adapt the CEQ to the Spanish context and determine its psychometric properties. This would provide an opportunity to evaluate women's experiences in order to improve evidence in the Spanish context as recommended by national guidelines. METHODS: The CEQ was translated into Spanish using a standard forward and back translation method (CEQ-E)...
November 24, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871474/the-relationship-between-maternal-placental-growth-factor-levels-and-intrapartum-fetal-compromise
#18
Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Sailesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Whilst some cases of intrapartum fetal compromise are the result of unpredictable catastrophic events, the majority arise from an unrecognised reduction in feto-placental reserve in otherwise healthy pregnancies. There is currently no reliable technique prior to labour that identifies the at-risk fetus. We aimed to investigate the relationship between maternal levels of serum placental growth factor (PlGF) and intrapartum fetal compromise in term pregnancies prior to labour...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867410/closed-gastroschisis-vanishing-midgut-and-extreme-short-bowel-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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F A Dennison
Gastroschisis alone has excellent survival rates. Occasionally reported is closed gastroschisis, leading to vanishing small bowel and extreme short bowel syndrome. It is believed that the abdominal wall defect can contract or close in utero, which leads to strangulation of the eviscerated bowel and the rare "vanishing gut syndrome." This has a very poor prognosis with mortality as high as 70%. An 18-year-old primigravid patient's 13 week scan diagnosed a large gastroschisis affecting the fetus. After counselling, she decided to continue with the pregnancy...
August 2016: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863606/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-pregnancy-and-its-impact-on-obstetric-outcome
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Juliana Yusof, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, Rushdan Mohd Noor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a Malaysian antenatal population and its impact on obstetric outcome. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. SETTING: Obstetric Unit, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Women attending antenatal clinic and Patient Admission Centre (PAC) above 30 weeks gestation were given structured questionnaires to fill...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
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