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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326182/variations-in-childbirth-interventions-in-high-income-countries-protocol-for-a-multinational-cross-sectional-study
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Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Ank de Jonge, Thomas van den Akker, Katrien Beeckman, Annick Bogaerts, Monalisa Barros, Patricia Janssen, Lorena Binfa, Eva Rydahl, Lucy Frith, Mechthild Gross, Berglind Hálfdánsdóttir, Deirdre Daly, Jean Calleja-Agius, Patricia Gillen, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Eugene Declercq
INTRODUCTION: There are growing concerns about the increase in rates of commonly used childbirth interventions. When indicated, childbirth interventions are crucial for preventing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, but their routine use in healthy women and children leads to avoidable maternal and neonatal harm. Establishing ideal rates of interventions can be challenging. This study aims to describe the range of variations in the use of commonly used childbirth interventions in high-income countries around the world, and in outcomes in nulliparous and multiparous women...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245158/-intrapartum-translabial-ultrasound-a-systematic-analysis-of-the-fetal-head-station-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Fabian Kohls, Lars Brodowski, Elna Kuehnle, Nadine Kniebusch, Karim Djaffar Kalache, Alexander Weichert
Introduction This prospective study aimed to define the angle of progression (AOP) in relation to the height position of the fetal head during the first stage of labour. It was investigated if it is possible to predict the mode of delivery or the duration of labour by AOP. Methods Influencing factors on delivery were head circumference, birth-weight, administration of oxytocin, epidural anaesthesia (EA) and parity, and their impact on AOP was analysed. AOP was calculated using three different formulas. Inclusion criteria were vaginal delivery of singletons in cephalic, occipito-anterior presentation...
December 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239794/use-of-hydrotherapy-during-labour-assessment-of-pain-use-of-analgesia-and-neonatal-safety
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Laura Mallen-Perez, M Teresa Roé-Justiniano, Núria Colomé Ochoa, Alicia Ferre Colomat, Montse Palacio, Carme Terré-Rull
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of the use of hydrotherapy in pain perception and requesting analgesia in women who use hydrotherapy during childbirth and to identify possible adverse effects in infants born in water. METHOD: A multicentre prospective cohort study was performed between September 2014 and April 2016. A total of 200 pregnant women were selected and assigned to the hydrotherapy group (HG) or the control group (CG) according to desire and availability of use, data collection started at 5cm dilatation...
November 24, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225780/the-decision-to-delivery-interval-in-emergency-caesarean-sections-impact-of-anaesthetic-technique-and-work-shift
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Anette Hein, David Thalen, Ylva Eriksson, Jan G Jakobsson
Background: One important task of the emergency anaesthesia service is to provide rapid, safe and effective anaesthesia for emergency caesarean sections (ECS). A Decision to Delivery Interval (DDI) <30 minutes for ECS is a quality indicator for this service. The aim of this study was to assess the DDI and the impact of chosen anaesthetic technique (general anaesthesia (GA), spinal anaesthesia (SPA) with opioid supplementation, or "top-up" of labour epidural analgesia (tEDA) with local anaesthesia and fentanyl mixture) and work shift for ECS at Danderyds Hospital, Sweden...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197080/determination-of-the-optimal-programmed-intermittent-epidural-bolus-volume-of-bupivacaine-0-0625-with-fentanyl-2-%C3%AE-g-ml-1-at-a-fixed-interval-of-forty-minutes-a-biased-coin-up-and-down-sequential-allocation-trial
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P Zakus, C Arzola, R Bittencourt, K Downey, X Y Ye, J C Carvalho
The optimum time interval for 10 ml boluses of bupivacaine 0.0625% + fentanyl 2 μg.ml-1 as part of a programmed intermittent epidural bolus regimen has been found to be 40 min. This regimen was shown to be effective without the use of supplementary patient-controlled epidural analgesia boluses in 90% of women during the first stage of labour, although with a rate of sensory block to ice above T6 in 34% of women. We aimed to determine the optimum programmed intermittent epidural bolus volume at a 40 min interval to provide effective analgesia in 90% of women (EV90 ) during the first stage of labour, without the use of patient-controlled epidural analgesia...
December 2, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181841/epidural-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-pre-eclampsia-in-non-labouring-women
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REVIEW
Amita Ray, Sujoy Ray
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multi-organ disorder, which is characterised by hypertension and multisystem organ involvement and which has significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Failure of the placental vascular remodelling and reduced uteroplacental flow form the etiopathological basis of pre-eclampsia. There are several established therapies for pre-eclampsia including antihypertensives and anticonvulsants. Most of these therapies aim at controlling the blood pressure or preventing complications of elevated blood pressure, or both...
November 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146017/the-need-for-an-epidural-window-of-opportunity-in-pregnant-women-with-a-lumbar-tattoo
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REVIEW
Y Zipori, P Jakobi, I Solt, P Abecassis
Pregnant women with lower back tattoos who wish to have an epidural placed during labour pose a dilemma to anesthesiologists. Clear guidelines have not been established. We reviewed the epidural risks in pregnant women with low back tattoos and have suggested precautionary measures to minimise them. Given the limited information available, and in the absence of a clear evidence-based medical contraindication, an epidural technique should not be excluded in those women with a lower back tattoo.
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136026/operative-technique-at-caesarean-delivery-and-risk-of-complete-uterine-rupture-in-a-subsequent-trial-of-labour-at-term-a-registry-case-control-study
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Dorthe L A Thisted, Laust H Mortensen, Lone Hvidman, Lone Krebs
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the relation of single-layer closure at previous caesarean delivery, and other pre-labour and intra-partum risk factors for complete uterine rupture in trial of vaginal birth after a caesarean (TOLAC) at term. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based case-control study. We identified all women (n = 39 742) recorded in the Danish Medical Birth Registry (DMBR) during a 12-year period (1997-2008) with a singleton pregnancy at term and TOLAC. Among these, all women with a complete uterine rupture were identified (cases)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110753/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-position-during-the-late-stages-of-labour-in-nulliparous-women-with-an-epidural-clinical-effectiveness-and-an-economic-evaluation-bumpes
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Debra Bick, Annette Briley, Peter Brocklehurst, Pollyanna Hardy, Edmund Juszczak, Lynn Lynch, Christine MacArthur, Phillip Moore, Mary Nolan, Oliver Rivero-Arias, Julia Sanders, Andrew Shennan, Matt Wilson
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia leads to increased risk of instrumental vaginal delivery (IVD). There is debate about whether or not posture in second-stage labour influences the incidence of spontaneous vaginal birth (SVB). OBJECTIVES: In nulliparous women with epidural analgesia, does a policy of adopting an 'upright position' throughout second-stage labour increase the incidence of SVB compared with a policy of adopting a 'lying-down' position? DESIGN: Two-arm randomised controlled trial...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062547/myasthaenia-gravis-clinical-management-issues-before-during-and-after-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Ali Hassan, Zakia M Yasawy
Myasthaenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder which is twice as common among women, often presenting in the second and third decades of life. Typically, the first trimester of pregnancy and first month postpartum are considered high-risk periods for MG exacerbations. During pregnancy, treatment for MG is usually individualised, thus improving its management. Plasma exchange and immunoglobulin therapies can be safely used to treat severe manifestations of the disease or myasthaenic crises. However, thymectomies are not recommended because of the delayed beneficial effects and possible risks associated with the surgery...
August 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054342/timing-of-hospital-admission-in-labour-latent-versus-active-phase-mode-of-birth-and-intrapartum-interventions-a-correlational-study
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A Rota, L Antolini, E Colciago, A Nespoli, S E Borrelli, S Fumagalli
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization of women in latent labour often leads to a cascade of unnecessary intrapartum interventions, to avoid potential disadvantages the recommendation should be to stay at home to improve women's experience and perinatal outcomes. AIM: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the association between hospital admission diagnosis (latent vs active phase) and mode of birth. The secondary aim was to explore the relationship between hospital admission diagnosis, intrapartum intervention rates and maternal/neonatal outcomes...
October 17, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047128/onset-of-labour-epidural-analgesia-with-low-dose-bupivacaine-and-different-doses-of-fentanyl
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R Vedagiri Sai, S I Singh, F Qasem, D Nguyen, S Dhir, K Marmai, R Adam, P M Jones
This study investigated the effects of different doses of epidural fentanyl on the time to onset of epidural analgesia in women in early labour. We hypothesised that onset of epidural labour analgesia (the primary outcome defined as time in minutes from completion of epidural bolus to the first uterine contraction with a numeric pain rating scale [NPRS] score ≤ 3) would be faster with 100 μg of fentanyl epidural bolus compared with 20 μg or 50 μg. Epidural labour analgesia was initiated with 20 μg of fentanyl (F20 group), 50 μg (F50 group) or 100 μg (F100 group) along with 10 ml bupivacaine 0...
November 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046273/upright-versus-lying-down-position-in-second-stage-of-labour-in-nulliparous-women-with-low-dose-epidural-bumpes-randomised-controlled-trial
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Objective To determine whether being upright in the second stage of labour in nulliparous women with a low dose epidural increases the chance of spontaneous vaginal birth compared with lying down.Design Multicentre pragmatic individually randomised controlled trial.Setting 41 UK hospital labour wards.Participants 3093 nulliparous women aged 16 or older, at term with a singleton cephalic presentation and in the second stage of labour with epidural analgesia.Interventions Women were allocated to an upright or lying down position, using a secure web based randomisation service, stratified by centre, with no masking of participants or clinicians to the trial interventions...
October 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045499/obstetric-and-psychological-characteristics-of-women-choosing-epidural-analgesia-during-labour-a-cohort-study
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Vasilis Sitras, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Malin Eberhard-Gran
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the obstetric and psychological characteristics of women who opt to use epidural analgesia (EDA) during labour and the impact of participating in labour preparation courses on women's decisions to use EDA. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Akershus University Hospital, Norway. POPULATION: 2596 women with singleton pregnancies and intended vaginal delivery. METHODS: Data were collected using two self-completed questionnaires at pregnancy weeks 17 and 32...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037252/experiences-of-midwives-on-pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-labour-pain-management-in-ghana
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Lydia Aziato, Abigail A Kyei, Godsway Deku
BACKGROUND: Due to the debilitating effects of severe labour pains, labour pain management continues to be an important subject that requires much attention. Thus, this study sought to gain a detailed insight into the experiences of midwives on pharmacological and non-pharmacological labour pain management strategies in a resource limited clinical context. METHODS: A descriptive exploratory qualitative design was adopted for this study which allowed in-depth follow-up of the midwives' comments resulting in a full understanding of emerging findings...
October 16, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
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/29031048/trends-in-perinatal-health-in-metropolitan-france-from-1995-to-2016-results-from-the-french-national-perinatal-surveys
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B Blondel, B Coulm, C Bonnet, F Goffinet, C Le Ray
OBJECTIVE: To study trends in the main indicators of perinatal health, medical practices and risk factors in France since 1995. POPULATION AND METHOD: All live births during one week in 1995 (n=13,318), 2003 (n=14,737), 2010 (n=14,903) and 2016 (n=13,384). Data were from interviews of women in postpartum wards and from medical records and were compared between years. RESULTS: Between 1995 and 2016, maternal age and body mass index increased steadily...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024881/a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-exploring-the-effects-of-antenatal-reflexology-on-labour-outcomes
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Julie Em Mccullough, Ciara Close, S Dianne Liddle, Marlene Sinclair, Ciara M Hughes
OBJECTIVE: to investigate the effects of antenatal reflexology on labour outcomes. DESIGN: secondary analysis of a pilot three-armed randomised controlled trial conducted between July 2012 and September 2013. SETTING: a large UK inner city hospital maternity department. PARTICIPANTS: ninety primiparous women with a singleton pregnancy experiencing low back and / or pelvic girdle pain. INTERVENTIONS: six weekly 30-minute reflexology treatments compared to sham (footbath) treatments or usual antenatal care only...
September 14, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942214/-it-s-your-body-but%C3%A2-mixed-messages-in-childbirth-education-findings-from-a-hospital-ethnography
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Elizabeth Newnham, Lois McKellar, Jan Pincombe
OBJECTIVE: to investigate the personal, social, cultural and institutional influences on women making decisions about using epidural analgesia in labour. In this article we discuss the findings that describe practices around the gaining of consent for an epidural in labour, which we juxtapose with similar processes relating to use of water for labour and/or birth. DESIGN: ethnography. SETTING: tertiary hospital in Australian city. PARTICIPANTS: sequential interviews were conducted with 16 women; hospital staff (primarily midwives and doctors) participated during six months of participatory observation fieldwork...
December 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936608/the-effect-of-an-increased-pulse-width-on-the-pattern-of-motor-response-unilateral-versus-bilateral-during-the-tsui-test-in-labouring-parturients-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Paul Zakus, Ricardo Bittencourt, Kristi Downey, Ban C H Tsui, Jose C A Carvalho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The typical response to the Tsui test performed via an epidural catheter placed in the lumbar area is the unilateral motor response of the lower limbs. Studies show that longer pulse widths can stimulate peripheral nerves at a lower threshold current from a farther distance. Therefore, we designed a study to test the hypothesis that epidural catheter stimulation with a 1.0-msec pulse width would increase the incidence of bilateral motor response in parturients when compared with stimulation with a 0...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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