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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886948/variation-in-hospital-intrapartum-practices-and-association-with-cesarean-rate
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Lisbet S Lundsberg, Jessica L Illuzzi, Aileen M Gariepy, Sangini S Sheth, Christian M Pettker, Henry C Lee, Heather S Lipkind, Xiao Xu
OBJECTIVE: To examine hospital variation in intrapartum care and its relationship with cesarean rates. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Connecticut and Massachusetts hospitals providing obstetric services. PARTICIPANTS: Nurse managers or other clinical staff knowledgeable about intrapartum care. METHODS: We assessed labor and birth unit capacity and staffing, fetal monitoring, labor management, intrapartum interventions, newborn care, quality assurance, and performance review practices...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868465/comparison-of-elastosonography-and-digital-examination-of-cervix-for-consistency-to-predict-successful-vaginal-delivery-after-induction-of-labor-with-oxytocin
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Serap Gultekin, Ismail Burak Gultekin, Bilal Icer, Elif Yilmaz, Afra Alkan, Tuncay Kucukozkan
OBJECTIVE: To compare elastosonography and digital examination of cervix for consistency in the prediction of successful vaginal delivery. METHODS: A total of 64 pregnant women with the indication of induction of labor (IOL) were enrolled to the study. The uterine cervix is evaluated before and after the IOL with elastosonography and digital examination for consistency and sonography for length. Methods were compared in regard to the prediction of successful vaginal delivery...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864016/generation-of-antigen-specific-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-with-activated-b-cells
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Sun Ok Yun, Hee Young Shin, Chang-Yuil Kang, Hyoung Jin Kang
BACKGROUND AIMS: Dendritic cells are well known as the most potent antigen-presenting cells. Nonetheless, their use in immunotherapy has been limited by the time-consuming and laborious steps involved in their generation in vitro. Therefore, much attention has been placed on alternative antigen-presenting cells that are relatively more convenient to manipulate. METHODS: In this study, the efficacy of B cells as antigen-presenting cells, compared with dendritic cells, in the induction of cytotoxic T lymphocytes against cytomegalovirus-specific antigens was evaluated...
November 15, 2016: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862907/motivations-for-entering-the-doula-profession-perspectives-from-women-of-color
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Rachel R Hardeman, Katy B Kozhimannil
INTRODUCTION: The imperative to diversify the health care workforce is evident: increased diversity contributes to the overall health of the nation. Given persistent racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, workforce diversity is particularly urgent in the context of clinical and supportive care during pregnancy and childbirth. The goal of this analysis was to characterize the intentions and motivations of racially and ethnically diverse women who chose to become doulas (maternal support professionals) and to describe their early doula careers, including the experiences that sustain their work...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844497/is-a-cause-of-postpartum-hemorrhage-of-using-of-tocolytic-agents-in-preterm-delivery
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Soo Ran Choi, NaeRi Yoon, Sung Ook Hwang
OBJECTIVE: Tocolytic agents are used to inhibit uterine contraction in preterm. The authors undertook this study to determine whether the using of tocolytics agents before delivery is associated with increase postpartum hemorrhage in preterm delivered women. METHOD: 296 singleton pregnancies delivered preterm from 24 + 1 to 37 + 0 weeks gestation were retrospectively reviewed. Hemoglobin (HB) and hematocrit (HCT) levels were checked before and after delivery to access postpartum blood loss...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836139/on-the-threshold-of-safety-a-qualitative-exploration-of-nurses-perceptions-of-factors-involved-in-safe-staffing-levels-in-emergency-departments
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Lisa A Wolf, Cydne Perhats, Altair M Delao, Paul R Clark, Michael D Moon
: The emergency department is a unique practice environment in that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which mandates a medical screening examination for all presenting patients, effectively precludes any sort of patient volume control; staffing needs are therefore fluid and unpredictable. The purpose of this study is to explore emergency nurses' perceptions of factors involved in safe staffing levels and to identify factors that negatively and positively influence staffing levels and might lend themselves to more effective interventions and evaluations...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824758/mechanical-and-pharmacologic-methods-of-labor-induction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lisa D Levine, Katheryne L Downes, Michal A Elovitz, Samuel Parry, Mary D Sammel, Sindhu K Srinivas
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of four commonly used induction methods. METHODS: This randomized trial compared four induction methods: misoprostol alone, Foley alone, misoprostol-cervical Foley concurrently, and Foley-oxytocin concurrently. Women undergoing labor induction with full-term (37 weeks of gestation or greater), singleton, vertex-presenting gestations, with no contraindication to vaginal delivery, intact membranes, Bishop score 6 or less, and cervical dilation 2 cm or less were included...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824748/oregon-s-hard-stop-policy-limiting-elective-early-term-deliveries-association-with-obstetric-procedure-use-and-health-outcomes
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Jonathan M Snowden, Ifeoma Muoto, Blair G Darney, Brian Quigley, Mark W Tomlinson, Duncan Neilson, Steven A Friedman, Joanne Rogovoy, Aaron B Caughey
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of Oregon's hard-stop policy limiting early elective deliveries (before 39 weeks of gestation) and the rate of elective early-term inductions and cesarean deliveries and associated maternal-neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a population-based retrospective cohort study of Oregon births between 2008 and 2013 using vital statistics data and multivariable logistic regression models. Our exposure was the Oregon hard-stop policy, defined as the time periods prepolicy (2008-2010) and postpolicy (2012-2013)...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824403/delivery-outcomes-after-term-induction-of-labor-in-small-for-gestational-age-fetuses
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Janine S Rhoades, Roxane M Rampersad, Methodius G Tuuli, George A Macones, Alison G Cahill, Molly J Stout
Objective The objective of this study was to estimate the delivery outcomes after induction of labor (IOL) at term in patients with small-for-gestational age (SGA) fetuses. Study Design A secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of all term, singleton deliveries from 2010 to 2014. Patients who underwent an IOL for any indication were included. Delivery outcomes were compared between patients with and without SGA fetuses (defined as birth weight < 10th percentile for gestational age). Analysis was stratified by parity...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821986/obesity-or-underweight-what-is-worse-in-pregnancy
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Sumi Agrawal, Abha Singh
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to compare underweight and obese women and their weight gain during pregnancy on fetomaternal outcome. METHOD: This is a prospective, non-interventional, observational study on 1000 women (BMI between 20 and 30 were excluded). Women attending ANC OPD with singleton pregnancy at or before 16 weeks were included and BMI calculated in early pregnancy. Their weight gain during pregnancy was noted. Any complications in the mother or perinate were noted...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818419/relationship-between-hospital-policies-for-labor-induction-and-cesarean-delivery-and-perinatal-care-quality-among-rural-u-s-hospitals
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Katy B Kozhimannil, Peiyin Hung, Michelle M Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Shailendra Prasad, Ira S Moscovice
Many hospitals are adopting quality improvement strategies in obstetrics. This study characterized rural U.S. hospitals based on their hospital staffing and clinical management policies for labor induction and cesarean delivery, and assessed the relationship between policies and performance on maternity care quality. We surveyed all 306 rural maternity hospitals in nine states and used data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statewide Inpatient Database hospital discharge database. We found staffing policies were more prevalent at lower-volume hospitals (92% vs...
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816973/tachysystole-following-cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labor-is-not-associated-with-adverse-outcomes
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James A Bofill, Marie M Darby, Javier Castillo, Sandip U Sawardecker, Everett F Magann, John C Morrison
PURPOSE: This study was aimed at determining if significant uterine tachysystole was associated with adverse fetal or neonatal outcomes during cervical ripening and induction of labor. METHODS: Women undergoing cervical ripening and subsequent labor induction (n = 905) were assessed for tachysystole, defined as ≥6 contractions in each of 2 consecutive 10-minute windows. Women with ≥3 episodes of tachysystole were compared to women with no tachysystole. RESULTS: Over a 5-year period, 70% of the 905 participants (n = 631) had no tachysystole, 143 had 1 or 2 episodes whereas 131 or 15% had ≥3 episodes (p = 0...
November 5, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803267/what-s-the-rush-tort-laws-and-elective-early-term-induction-of-labor
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Louise Marie Roth
Tort laws aim to deter risky medical practices and increase accountability for harm. This research examines their effects on deterrence of a high-risk obstetric practice in the United States: elective early-term (37-38 weeks gestation) induction of labor. Using birth certificate data from the Natality Detail Files and state-level data from publicly available sources, this study analyzes the effects of tort laws on labor induction with multilevel models (MLM) of 665,491 early-term births nested in states. Results reveal that caps on damages are associated with significantly higher odds of early-term induction and Proportionate Liability (PL) is associated with significantly lower odds compared to Joint and Several Liability (JSL)...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Health and Social Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793113/pre-induction-translabial-ultrasound-measurements-in-predicting-mode-of-delivery-compared-to-bishop-score-a-cross-sectional-study
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Soghra Khazardoost, Fahimeh Ghotbizadeh Vahdani, Sahar Latifi, Sedighe Borna, Maryam Tahani, Mohammad Ali Rezaei, Masoomeh Shafaat
BACKGROUND: By increased concerns about the accuracy of the traditional methods to predict outcomes after induction of labor, developing new standards has a great clinical importance. Here, we compared the predictive value of translabial ultrasound measurements with Bishop Score to determine the suitability of induction of labor. METHODS: A homogenous population of primigravid women was recruited. Induction of labor was performed with low-dose infusion of oxytocin...
October 28, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788533/24-7-presence-of-medical-staff-in-the-labor-ward-no-day-night-differences-in-perinatal-and-maternal-outcomes
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Sara Tavares, João Cavaco-Gomes, Marina Moucho, Milton Severo, Mário Mateus, Carla Ramalho, Gerard H A Visser, Nuno Montenegro
Objective The objective of this study was to assess possible day-night differences in perinatal and maternal labor outcomes in a hospital setting with no day-night differences in the presence of experienced medical staff. Design This was a retrospective study conducted over 5 years between 2008 and 2012. Setting This study was set at the obstetric delivery unit in a tertiary hospital. Population A total of 9,143 singleton deliveries were assessed after 34 weeks of gestation and after exclusion of major congenital malformations, inductions of labor, and elective cesarean sections...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780708/risk-factors-for-complete-uterine-rupture
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Iqbal Al-Zirqi, Anne Kjersti Daltveit, Lisa Forsén, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Siri Vangen
BACKGROUND: Complete uterine rupture is a rare peripartum complication associated with a catastrophic outcome. Because of its rarity, knowledge about its risk factors is not very accurate. Most previous studies were small and over a limited time interval. Moreover, international diagnostic coding was used in most studies. These codes are not able to differentiate between the catastrophic complete type and less catastrophic partial type. Complete uterine rupture is expected to increase as the rate of cesarean delivery increases...
October 22, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776846/-prevention-of-preterm-birth-complications-by-antenatal-corticosteroid-administration
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T Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short- and long-term benefits and risks associated with antenatal administration of a single course of corticosteroids and the related strategies: multiple and rescue courses. METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign obstetrical societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: Antenatal administration of a single course of corticosteroids before 34 weeks of gestation is associated in the neonatal period with a significant reduction of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and death (LE1), and in possibly childhood with a reduction of cerebral palsy and increased psychomotor development index and intact survival (LE3)...
October 21, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776060/duration-of-oxytocin-and-rupture-of-the-membranes-before-diagnosing-a-failed-induction-of-labor
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Howard C Mandel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773807/outcomes-of-pregnancies-for-women-undergoing-endoscopy-while-they-were-pregnant-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Jonas F Ludvigsson, Benjamin Lebwohl, Anders Ekbom, Ravi Kiran, Peter Hr Green, Jonas Höijer, Olof Stephansson
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Endoscopy is an integral part of the investigation and management of gastrointestinal disease. We aimed to examine outcomes of pregnancies for women who underwent endoscopy during their pregnancy. METHODS: We performed a nationwide population-based cohort study, linking data from the Swedish Medical Birth Registry (for births from 1992 through 2011) with those from the Swedish Patient Registry. We identified 3052 pregnancies exposed to endoscopy (2025 upper endoscopies, 1109 lower endoscopies, 58 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies)...
October 20, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773528/antenatal-maternity-leave-and-childbirth-using-the-first-baby-study-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Julia M Goodman, Sylvia Guendelman, Kristen H Kjerulff
BACKGROUND: Most employed American women work during pregnancy and continue working through the month they deliver. Yet, few studies estimate the relationship between maternity leave taken during pregnancy and maternal health. We evaluate the association of antenatal leave (ANL) uptake with obstetric outcomes, assessing the potential role of protective and adverse selection pathways on this relationship. METHODS: We sample 1,740 employed women who delivered at term from the First Baby Study, a prospective cohort of nulliparous women in Pennsylvania...
October 20, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
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