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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153666/prevalence-risk-factors-and-associated-complications-of-postpartum-hypertension-in-rural-haiti
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Eleanor Kang, Rebekah Sugarman, Hadi Ramadan, Ariel Mueller, Sana Shahul, Joana Lopes Perdigao, David Jean Louis, Rulx Narcisse, Herriot Sannon, Laura Magee, Sarosh Rana
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy is high in developing countries such as Haiti, however little is known about postpartum hypertension (PPHTN). METHODS: This is a prospective study done at Hospital Albert Schweitzer in rural Haiti among pregnant women age 18 or older who were admitted for labor. Blood pressures were collected before and after delivery and medical charts were reviewed to gather delivery characteristics and fetal/neonatal outcomes...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143647/modelling-stillbirth-mortality-reduction-with-the-lives-saved-tool
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Hannah Blencowe, Victoria B Chou, Joy E Lawn, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: The worldwide burden of stillbirths is large, with an estimated 2.6 million babies stillborn in 2015 including 1.3 million dying during labour. The Every Newborn Action Plan set a stillbirth target of ≤12 per 1000 in all countries by 2030. Planning tools will be essential as countries set policy and plan investment to scale up interventions to meet this target. This paper summarises the approach taken for modelling the impact of scaling-up health interventions on stillbirths in the Lives Saved tool (LiST), and potential future refinements...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137553/relationship-between-pregnancy-complications-and-psychiatric-disorders-a-population-based-study-with-a-matched-control-group
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Christina D Kang-Yi, Sara L Kornfield, C Neill Epperson, David S Mandell
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify whether pregnancy complications differ between women with and without a psychiatric disorder diagnosis prior to pregnancy. METHODS: Women who gave birth between 2007 and 2009 in Pennsylvania and were enrolled in Medicaid from one year prior to their pregnancy until their delivery were included (N=9,930); those with psychiatric disorders were compared with a matched control group (N=4,965 for each). Logistic regression analysis estimated the odds of having a pregnancy complication among those with a psychiatric diagnosis prior to pregnancy, adjusting for demographic characteristics and chronic general medical conditions...
November 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134879/corrigendum
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Evans, E.C., Deutsch, N.L., Drake, E., and Bullock, L. (2017). Nurse-Patient Interaction as a Treatment for Antepartum Depression: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 23, 347-359. (Original doi: 10.1177/1078390317705449) In the September/October issue of JAPNA the reference for Peplau (1997) was incorrectly listed and cited throughout the paper. This has been updated in the online version. The correct reference should have been: Peplau, H. E. (1952). Interpersonal relations in nursing: A conceptual frame of reference for psychodynamic nursing...
November 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132325/level-causes-and-risk-factors-of-stillbirth-a-population-based-case-control-study-from-chandigarh-india
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Ariarathinam Newtonraj, Manmeet Kaur, Madhu Gupta, Rajesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Globally, India ranks first in the absolute number of stillbirths. Hence, the level, causes, and risk factors of stillbirths were estimated to facilitate designing of prevention strategy. METHODS: Capture and recapture method was used to identify 301 stillbirths from 1st July 2013 to 31st August 2014 in Chandigarh Union Territory of India. Verbal autopsies (n = 181) were done at household level to identify causes of stillbirths. Risk factors were determined using case-control approach...
November 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131385/rural-community-birth-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-for-planned-community-births-among-rural-women-in-the-united-states-2004-2009
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Elizabeth Nethery, Wendy Gordon, Marit L Bovbjerg, Melissa Cheyney
BACKGROUND: Approximately 22% of women in the United States live in rural areas with limited access to obstetric care. Despite declines in hospital-based obstetric services in many rural communities, midwifery care at home and in free standing birth centers is available in many rural communities. This study examines maternal and neonatal outcomes among planned home and birth center births attended by midwives, comparing outcomes for rural and nonrural women. METHODS: Using the Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project 2...
November 13, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117884/improving-sleep-for-hospitalized-antepartum-patients-a-non-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Kathryn A Lee, Caryl L Gay
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate feasibility and efficacy of a hospital-based protocol for improving sleep in high- risk antepartum patients. METHODS: Sleep measures were compared during 1 week of hospitalization before and after implementing a Sleep Improvement Protocol for Antepartum Patients (SIP-AP). A non-randomized convenience sample of usual care controls was compared to a subsequent intervention sample after the protocol was implemented. Women were eligible if they spoke English, were medically stable, pregnant for at least 20 weeks, and hospitalized at least 24 hours; 25 pregnant women had sufficient data for analyses (11 controls, 14 intervention)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114416/outcomes-of-antepartum-and-postpartum-obstetric-admissions-to-the-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-university-hospital-an-8-year-review
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Menekşe Özçelik, Sanem Turhan, Onat Bermede, Ali Abbas Yılmaz, Necmettin Ünal, Mustafa Kemal Bayar
Objective: Although their rates are decreasing, pregnancy-related mortality and morbidity are problems worldwide. In this study, we aimed to review the characteristics, diagnoses, required interventions and outcomes of obstetric patients admitted between 2006 and 2014 to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a tertiary university hospital to provide an indicator for improving the management of critically ill obstetric patients. Methods: A retrospective study of hospital records of obstetric admissions to the ICU was conducted...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107975/trajectories-of-maternal-ante-and-postpartum-depressive-symptoms-and-their-association-with-child-and-mother-related-characteristics-in-a-west-african-birth-cohort-study
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Dana Barthel, Levente Kriston, Daniel Fordjour, Yasmin Mohammed, Esther Doris Kra-Yao, Carine Esther Bony Kotchi, Ekissi Jean Koffi Armel, Kirsten Alexandra Eberhardt, Torsten Feldt, Rebecca Hinz, Koffi Mathurin, Stefanie Schoppen, Carola Bindt, Stephan Ehrhardt
BACKGROUND: The vast majority of research on mental health has been undertaken in high income countries. This study aimed at investigating the long-term course of maternal depressive symptoms and its association with various mother- and child-related characteristics in two West African lower middle income countries with focus on the relationship with long-term anxiety symptoms. METHODS: In the Child Development Study, a prospective birth cohort study in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was answered by N = 776 women 3 months antepartum, and 3, 12, and 24 months postpartum between April 2010 and March 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103344/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-among-scheduled-versus-unscheduled-deliveries-in-women-with-prenatally-diagnosed-pathologically-proven-placenta-accreta
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Kate E Pettit, Megan L Stephenson, Yen N Truong, Dana Henry, Aisling Murphy, Lena Kim, Nancy Field, Deborah A Wing, Gladys A Ramos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes among scheduled versus unscheduled deliveries in cases of prenatally diagnosed, pathologically proven placenta accreta. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of placenta accreta cases delivered in five University of California hospitals. RESULTS: Of 151 cases of histopathologically proven placenta accreta, 82% were prenatally diagnosed. Sixty-seven percent of women underwent scheduled deliveries and 33% were unscheduled...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099823/-standardization-of-data-collection-in-midwifery-care-a-literature-review
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Barbara Burlon, Fabio D'Agostino, Sofia Colaceci, Antonello Cocchieri, Ercole Vellone, Maurizio Zega, Rosaria Alvaro
INTRODUCTION: midwifery records currently do not systematically collect data regarding midwifery care provided. Midwifery Minimum Data Sets (MMDS) have been developed to perform uniform and standardized data collection. AIM: to describe features, purposes and use of MMDSs in obstetrical care. METHOD: a literature review was conducted using Medline, CINAHL and Scopus databases. The following key words were used: "data set", "midwifery" and "maternity care...
July 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082442/intrapartum-group-b-streptococcus-screening-in-the-labor-ward-by-xpert%C3%A2-gbs-real-time-pcr
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C Plainvert, F El Alaoui, A Tazi, C Joubrel, O Anselem, M Ballon, A Frigo, C Branger, L Mandelbrot, F Goffinet, C Poyart
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of neonatal infections in industrialized countries. Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) given to colonized parturients is a key step for the prevention of neonatal early-onset infection. We compared the performances of Xpert® GBS polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) as a point-of-care system in labor wards to standard culture for intrapartum GBS detection. Pregnant women with a GBS-positive antenatal screening were prospectively included...
October 29, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076705/analysis-of-high-caesarean-section-rates-the-second-step-after-audits-using-the-ten-group-classification-system
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Malik Goonewardene, M Peiris, S Kariyawasam, S Mallawaaratchi, D Kadawathage, L Sanjeewa, P Widanapathirana, I Sandeepani
Objective: To identify possible methods of reducing high caesarean section rates in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: Analysis of birth weight of neonates, maternal age and indications for caesarean section in the groups identified by a modification of Robson’s 10 Group Classification of caesarean section (TGCS), which contribute significantly to the high caesarean section rates in the University Obstetric Unit, Teaching Hospital Mahamodara, Galle Sri Lanka during 2010 - to 2014...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076539/cesarean-delivery-changes-the-natural-position-of-the-uterus-on-transvaginal-ultrasonography
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Andrea Kaelin Agten, Anne Honart, Ana Monteagudo, Spencer McClelland, Basmy Basher, Ilan E Timor-Tritsch
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether cesarean delivery changes the natural position of the uterus. METHODS: In this retrospective Institutional Review Board-approved cohort study, we conducted a search of our university gynecologic ultrasonography (US) database. Patients with transvaginal US images before and after either vaginal or cesarean delivery between 2012 and 2015 were included. Women with prior cesarean delivery were excluded. Two readers independently measured antepartum and postpartum flexion angles between the longitudinal axis of the uterine body and the cervix...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074563/pregnancy-thrombophilia-and-the-risk-of-a-first-venous-thrombosis-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-analysis
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F Nanne Croles, Kazem Nasserinejad, Johannes J Duvekot, Marieke Jha Kruip, Karina Meijer, Frank Wg Leebeek
Objective To provide evidence to support updated guidelines for the management of pregnant women with hereditary thrombophilia in order to reduce the risk of a first venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy.Design Systematic review and bayesian meta-analysis.Data sources Embase, Medline, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar from inception through 14 November 2016.Review methods Observational studies that reported on pregnancies without the use of anticoagulants and the outcome of first VTE for women with thrombophilia were eligible for inclusion...
October 26, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072051/effects-of-5-iu-oxytocin-bolus-and-20-iu-oxytocin-infusion-compared-to-5-iu-oxytocin-bolus-and-normal-saline-infusion-in-the-control-of-blood-loss-during-and-after-ante-partum-lower-segment-caesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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J Kajendran, G R Silva, S K Ranaraja
Introduction: Obstetric haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and in most cases it relates to uterine atony. Even though an oxytocin bolus is used routinely, additional infusion of oxytocin may be required if haemorrhage occurs. Objectives: To compare the effects of 20 IU oxytocin infusion and 5 IU bolus with 5 IU bolus and 500ml normal saline on the control of blood loss in antepartum lower segment caesarean section. Methods: A double-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067758/scoring-model-to-predict-massive-post-partum-bleeding-in-pregnancies-with-placenta-previa-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ji Yeon Lee, Eun Hee Ahn, Sukho Kang, Myung Jin Moon, Sang Hee Jung, Sung Woon Chang, Hee Young Cho
AIM: We aimed to identify factors associated with massive post-partum bleeding in pregnancies with placenta previa and to establish a scoring model to predict post-partum severe bleeding. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed in 506 healthy singleton pregnancies with placenta previa from 2006 to 2016. Cases with intraoperative blood loss (≥2000 mL), packed red blood cells transfusion (≥4), uterine artery embolization, or hysterectomy were defined as massive bleeding...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037563/management-of-pregnancy-in-pancreas-alone-transplant-recipient-complicated-with-stage-4-chronic-renal-insufficiency-and-superimposed-pre-eclampsia-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yung-Shih Lee, Mei-Yu Peng, Chin-Ru Ker, Te-Fu Chan
OBJECTIVE: With the prolonged life expectancy in solid organ transplant recipients, their quality of life and fertility desire become of particular concern. Pregnancy in pancreas-alone transplantation, although rare and complicated to manage, is not impossible anymore. We here report such a case with literature review to address this issue. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old, primigravida patient with underlying stage 4 chronic renal insufficiency and type 1 diabetes mellitus post pancreas-alone transplantation 5 years prior to her initial visit consulted our service...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037561/repeated-pregnancy-with-concomitant-presence-of-ovarian-teratoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Liang-Hsuan Chen, Shuenn-Dhy Chang, Hong-Yuan Huang, Hsin-Shih Wang, Yung-Kuei Soong, Hsien-Ming Wu
OBJECTIVE: Benign mature teratoma during pregnancy is common, mostly discovered incidentally by antenatal sonography. However, repeated pregnancy coincident with ovarian mature teratoma is rarely reported. The cases of teratoma with rapid growing characteristics are even more unique. CASE REPORT: A 17-year-old woman was pregnant at 6 weeks of gestation with a left ovarian teratoma. She underwent artificial abortion followed by surgical removal of the teratoma. However, eleven years after the surgery, a right ovarian teratoma was found incidentally by antepartum sonography at 21 weeks of gestation...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029054/prostaglandin-endoperoxide-synthase-1-ptgs1-mediates-the-timing-of-parturition-in-mice-despite-unhindered-uterine-contractility
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Jennifer L Herington, Christine O'Brien, Michael F Robuck, Wei Lei, Naoko Brown, J Chris Slaughter, Bibhash C Paria, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Jeff Reese
Cyclooxygenase (COX)-derived prostaglandins stimulate uterine contractions and prepare the cervix for parturition. Prior reports suggest Cox-1 (Ptgs1) knockout (KO) mice exhibit delayed parturition due to impaired luteolysis, yet the mechanism for late-onset delivery remains unclear. Here, we examined key factors for normal onset of parturition to determine whether any could account for the delayed parturition phenotype. Pregnant Cox-1KO mice did not display altered timing of embryo implantation or post-implantation growth...
September 29, 2017: Endocrinology
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