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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146008/heat-and-pregnancy-related-emergencies-risk-of-placental-abruption-during-hot-weather
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Siyi He, Tom Kosatsky, Audrey Smargiassi, Marianne Bilodeau-Bertrand, Nathalie Auger
INTRODUCTION: Outdoor heat increases the risk of preterm birth and stillbirth, but the association with placental abruption has not been studied. Placental abruption is a medical emergency associated with major morbidity and mortality in pregnancy. We determined the relationship between ambient temperature and risk of placental abruption in warm seasons. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a case-crossover analysis of 17,172 women whose pregnancies were complicated by placental abruption in Quebec, Canada from May to October 1989-2012...
November 13, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117948/mortality-in-infants-affected-by-preterm-birth-and-severe-small-for-gestational-age-birth-weight
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Joel G Ray, Alison L Park, Deshayne B Fell
BACKGROUND: Few researchers have evaluated neonatal mortality in the combined presence of preterm birth (PTB) and small-for-gestational age (SGA) birth weight. None differentiated between infants with and without anomalies, considered births starting at 23 weeks' gestation, or defined SGA at a more pathologic cutpoint less than the fifth percentile. METHODS: We completed a population-based cohort study within the province of Ontario, Canada, from 2002 to 2015. Included were 1 676 110 singleton hospital live births of 23 to 42 weeks' gestation...
November 8, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080720/measuring-maternal-mortality-and-morbidity-in-canada
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REVIEW
Jocelynn L Cook, Mina Majd, Jennifer Blake, Jon Yosef Barrett, Sylvie Bouvet, Patricia Janssen, Marian Knight, Sarka Lisonkova, Heather Scott, Suzanne Tough, Tom Wong
Maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity are devastating for women, their families, and care providers. International efforts have been made to develop and to implement data collection, management, and surveillance systems that capture pregnancy-related information that can be assessed and used to improve health and system outcomes. At present, Canada does not have a national enquiry process to review maternal deaths, severe morbidity, and near misses, and has not set targets for maternal mortality reduction...
November 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032069/woman-s-pre-conception-evaluation-genetic-and-fetal-risk-considerations-for-counselling-and-informed-choice
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REVIEW
R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To inform reproductive and other health care providers about genetic and fetal risk information to consider during a woman/couples' pre-conception evaluation, including considerations for genetic risk assessment, genetic screening, or testing to allow for improved counselling and informed choice. OPTIONS: This genetic information can be used for patient education, planning, and possible pre-conception and/or prenatal testing. OUTCOMES: This information may allow improved risk assessment for pre-conception counselling for individual patients and their families...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025635/how-ethiopia-achieved-millennium-development-goal-4-through-multisectoral-interventions-a-countdown-to-2015-case-study
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Jenny Ruducha, Carlyn Mann, Neha S Singh, Tsegaye D Gemebo, Negussie S Tessema, Angela Baschieri, Ingrid Friberg, Taddese A Zerfu, Mohammed Yassin, Giovanny A Franca, Peter Berman
BACKGROUND: 3 years before the 2015 deadline, Ethiopia achieved Millennium Development Goal 4. The under-5 mortality decreased 69%, from 205 deaths per 1000 livebirths in 1990 to 64 deaths per 1000 livebirths in 2013. To understand the underlying factors that contributed to the success in achieving MDG4, Ethiopia was selected as a Countdown to 2015 case study. METHODS: We used a set of complementary methods to analyse progress in child health in Ethiopia between 1990 and 2014...
November 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935064/no-231-guidelines-for-the-management-of-vasa-previa
#6
Robert Gagnon
OBJECTIVES: To describe the etiology of vasa previa and the risk factors and associated condition, to identify the various clinical presentations of vasa previa, to describe the ultrasound tools used in its diagnosis, and to describe the management of vasa previa. OUTCOMES: Reduction of perinatal mortality, short-term neonatal morbidity, long-term infant morbidity, and short-term and long-term maternal morbidity and mortality. EVIDENCE: Published literature on randomized trials, prospective cohort studies, and selected retrospective cohort studies was retrieved through searches of PubMed or Medline, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library, using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935062/no-260-ultrasound-in-twin-pregnancies
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Lucie Morin, Kenneth Lim
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature with respect to the use of diagnostic ultrasound in the management of twin pregnancies. To make recommendations for the best use of ultrasound in twin pregnancies. OUTCOMES: Reduction in perinatal mortality and morbidity and short- and long-term neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancies. Optimization of ultrasound use in twin pregnancies. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed and the Cochrane Library in 2008 and 2009 using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870524/folic-acid-supplement-use-and-the-risk-of-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia
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Maria P G De Ocampo, Maria Rosario G Araneta, Caroline A Macera, John E Alcaraz, Thomas R Moore, Christina D Chambers
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are among the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Studies suggest that the use of folic acid may lower the risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnant women. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of timing and duration of folic acid-containing supplement use on the risk for gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. METHODS: Exposures and outcomes data were obtained through interviews and review of participant's medical records from the MotherToBaby cohort studies across the United States and Canada...
September 1, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859768/no-233-antibiotic-therapy-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-the-membranes
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Mark H Yudin, Julie van Schalkwyk, Nancy Van Eyk
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence and provide recommendations on the use of antibiotics in preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM). OUTCOMES: Outcomes evaluated include the effect of antibiotic treatment on maternal infection, chorioamnionitis, and neonatal morbidity and mortality. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, and The Cochrane Library, using appropriate controlled vocabulary and key words (PPROM, infection, and antibiotics)...
September 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838086/incidence-of-myocardial-infarction-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-population-based-studies
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Paul Gibson, Mariam Narous, Tabassum Firoz, Doris Chou, Maria Barreix, Lale Say, Matthew James
Aims: Cardiac disease is one of the leading causes of indirect maternal death, and myocardial infarction (MI) is one of its most common aetiologies. The objectives of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to characterize the incidence of pregnancy-associated MI (PAMI), as well as the maternal mortality and the case-fatality rates due to PAMI. Methods and results: Articles were obtained by searching electronic databases, bibliographies and conference proceedings with no language or date restrictions...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692173/perinatal-and-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-among-term-singletons-following-midcavity-operative-vaginal-delivery-versus-caesarean-delivery
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G M Muraca, A Skoll, S Lisonkova, Y Sabr, R Brant, G W Cundiff, K S Joseph
OBJECTIVE: To quantify severe perinatal and maternal morbidity/mortality associated with midcavity operative vaginal delivery compared with caesarean delivery. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study. SETTING: British Columbia, Canada. POPULATION: Term, singleton deliveries (2004-2014) by attempted midcavity operative vaginal delivery or caesarean delivery in the second stage of labour, stratified by indication for operative delivery (n = 10 901 deliveries; 5057 indicated for dystocia, 5844 for fetal distress)...
July 10, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676560/congenital-microcephaly-in-quebec-baseline-prevalence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-large-cohort-of-neonates
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Nathalie Auger, Caroline Quach, Jessica Healy-Profitós, Anne-Marie Lowe, Laura Arbour
OBJECTIVE: We assessed baseline prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of microcephaly in a large population of neonates. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: All hospitals in the province of Quebec, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 794 microcephalic and 1 944 010 non-microcephalic infants born between 1989 and 2012. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Baseline prevalence of microcephaly and occurrence of other congenital anomalies...
July 4, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607037/international-comparison-of-emergency-hospital-use-for-infants-data-linkage-cohort-study-in-canada-and-england
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Katie Harron, Ruth Gilbert, David Cromwell, Sam Oddie, Astrid Guttmann, Jan van der Meulen
OBJECTIVES: To compare emergency hospital use for infants in Ontario (Canada) and England. METHODS: We conducted a population-based data linkage study in infants born ≥34 weeks' gestation between 2010 and 2013 in Ontario (n=253 930) and England (n=1 361 128). Outcomes within 12 months of postnatal discharge were captured in hospital records. The primary outcome was all-cause unplanned admissions. Secondary outcomes included emergency department (ED) visits, any unplanned hospital contact (either ED or admission) and mortality...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584040/perinatal-and-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-after-attempted-operative-vaginal-delivery-at-midpelvic-station
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Giulia M Muraca, Yasser Sabr, Sarka Lisonkova, Amanda Skoll, Rollin Brant, Geoffrey W Cundiff, K S Joseph
BACKGROUND: Increased use of operative vaginal delivery (i.e., forceps or vacuum application), of which 20% occurs at midpelvic station, has been advocated to reduce the rate of cesarean delivery. We aimed to quantify severe perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality associated with attempted midpelvic operative vaginal delivery. METHODS: We studied all term singleton deliveries in Canada between 2003 and 2013, by attempted midpelvic operative vaginal or cesarean delivery with labour (with and without prolonged second stage)...
June 5, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554947/disparities-in-infant-hospitalizations-in-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-populations-in-quebec-canada
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Hua He, Lin Xiao, Jill Elaine Torrie, Nathalie Auger, Nancy Gros-Louis McHugh, Hamado Zoungrana, Zhong-Cheng Luo
BACKGROUND: Infant mortality is higher in Indigenous than non-Indigenous populations, but comparable data on infant morbidity are lacking in Canada. We evaluated disparities in infant morbidities experienced by Indigenous populations in Canada. METHODS: We used linked population-based birth and health administrative data from Quebec, Canada, to compare hospitalization rates, an indicator of severe morbidity, in First Nations, Inuit and non-Indigenous singleton infants (< 1 year) born between 1996 and 2010...
May 29, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552180/association-between-diabetes-during-pregnancy-and-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-a-population-level-analysis-of-309-825-women
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Sumandeep Dhesi, Anamaria Savu, Justin A Ezekowitz, Padma Kaul
BACKGROUND: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a form of heart failure associated with pregnancy. The objectives of our study were to determine the incidence and outcomes (maternal and neonatal) of PPCM and its association with diabetes mellitus (DM) in a contemporary population-based cohort. METHODS: The cohort consisted of 309,825 women with a birth of at least 1 live newborn between January 01, 2005 and September 30, 2014, resulting in 469,150 birth events and 477,089 live newborns...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383541/perinatal-health-services-organization-for-preterm-births-a-multinational-comparison
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L E Kelly, P S Shah, S Håkansson, S Kusuda, M Adams, S K Lee, G Sjörs, M Vento, F Rusconi, L Lehtonen, B Reichman, B A Darlow, K Lui, L S Feliciano, L Gagliardi, D Bassler, N Modi
OBJECTIVE: To explore population characteristics, organization of health services and comparability of available information for very low birth weight or very preterm neonates born before 32 weeks' gestation in 11 high-income countries contributing data to the International Network for Evaluating Outcomes of Neonates (iNeo). STUDY DESIGN: We obtained population characteristics from public domain sources, conducted a survey of organization of maternal and neonatal health services and evaluated the comparability of data contributed to the iNeo collaboration from Australia, Canada, Finland, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK...
July 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365201/pregnancy-after-bariatric-surgery-balancing-risks-and-benefits
#18
REVIEW
Anne-Marie Carreau, Mélanie Nadeau, Simon Marceau, Picard Marceau, S John Weisnagel
The majority of bariatric surgeries in Canada are performed in women of reproductive age. Clinicians encounter more and more often pregnancies that occur after bariatric surgeries. The appropriate management and education of women who want to conceive after bariatric surgery is still unclear due to the lack of consistent data about maternal and neonatal outcomes following bariatric surgery. Maternal obesity during pregnancy confers a higher risk for gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, congenital malformations, prematurity and perinatal mortality...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341117/progress-and-challenges-in-maternal-health-in-western-china-a-countdown-to-2015-national-case-study
#19
Yanqiu Gao, Hong Zhou, Neha S Singh, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Stephen Nash, Min Yang, Sufang Guo, Hai Fang, Melisa Martinez Alvarez, Xiaoyun Liu, Jay Pan, Yan Wang, Carine Ronsmans
BACKGROUND: China is one of the few Countdown countries to have achieved Millennium Development Goal 5 (75% reduction in maternal mortality ratio between 1990 and 2015). We aimed to examine the health systems and contextual factors that might have contributed to the substantial decline in maternal mortality between 1997 and 2014. We chose to focus on western China because poverty, ethnic diversity, and geographical access represent particular challenges to ensuring universal access to maternal care in the region...
May 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186639/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-hospital-versus-home-care-for-pregnant-women-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Lynne Palmer, Kirsten Grabowska, Jason Burrows, Hilary Rowe, Erin Billing, Amy Metcalfe
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes between in-hospital management and prepartum care at home (PCAH) among women with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) before 34 weeks of pregnancy. METHODS: In a retrospective study, data were analyzed from women who experienced PPROM between 23 and 34 weeks of pregnancy, and received care from two hospitals in British Columbia, Canada, between April 2007 and March 2012. Women were included if they had been stable in hospital for at least 72 hours and met eligibility criteria for PCAH...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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