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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923011/nurse-midwives-ability-to-diagnose-acute-third-and-fourth-degree-obstetric-lacerations-in-western-kenya
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Leeya F Pinder, Kelsey H Natsuhara, Thomas F Burke, Svjetlana Lozo, Monica Oguttu, Leah Miller, Brett D Nelson, Melody J Eckardt
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula devastates the lives of women and is found most commonly among the poor in resource-limited settings. Unrepaired third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations have been shown to be the source of approximately one-third of the fistula burden in fistula camps in Kenya. In this study, we assessed potential barriers to accurate identification by Kenyan nurse-midwives of these complex perineal lacerations in postpartum women. METHODS: Nurse-midwife trainers from each of the seven sub-counties of Siaya County, Kenya were assessed in their ability to accurately identify obstetric lacerations and anatomical structures of the perineum, using a pictorial assessment tool...
September 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922306/do-the-surgical-outcomes-of-rectovaginal-fistula-repairs-differ-for-obstetric-and-nonobstetric-fistulas-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Natalie E Karp, Emily K Kobernik, Mitchell B Berger, Chelsea M Low, Dee E Fenner
OBJECTIVES: Rectovaginal fistulas can occur from both obstetric and nonobstetric (eg, inflammatory bowel disease, iatrogenic, or traumatic) etiologies. Current data on factors contributing to rectovaginal repair success or failure are limited, making adequate patient counseling difficult. Our objective was to compare outcomes of transperineal rectovaginal fistula repair performed in a single referral center on women with obstetric and nonobstetric causes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women who had a transperineal rectovaginal fistula repair performed by a urogynecologist at the University of Michigan from 2005 to 2015...
September 15, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913134/management-of-vesicovaginal-fistulas-after-gynecologic-surgery
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Burak Tatar, Taylan Oksay, Fatma Selcen Cebe, Sedat Soyupek, Evrim Erdemoğlu
OBJECTIVE: In developed nations, surgery, especially gynecologic procedures, is the major cause of vesicovaginal fistulas (VVFs). We retrospectively evaluated our treatment modalities for VVF repair caused by a gynecologic surgery, and discussed the reasons of selecting certain surgical techniques and their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared the surgical procedure preferences of surgeons and their results with patient and surgeon characteristics for the management of VVFs after an inciting gynecologic surgery in Süleyman Demirel University Hospital, Isparta over a 10-year period...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912958/a-nurse-delivered-mental-health-intervention-for-obstetric-fistula-patients-in-tanzania-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Melissa H Watt, Mary V Mosha, Alyssa C Platt, Kathleen J Sikkema, Sarah M Wilson, Elizabeth L Turner, Gileard G Masenga
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula has severe psychological consequences, but no evidence-based interventions exist to improve mental health in this population. This pilot trial evaluated a psychological intervention for women receiving surgical care for obstetric fistula. METHODS: A parallel two-armed pilot RCT was conducted between 2014 and 2016. The intervention was six individual sessions, based on psychological theory and delivered by a nurse facilitator. The study was conducted at a tertiary hospital in Moshi, Tanzania...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889193/are-obstetric-outcomes-affected-by-female-genital-mutilation
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Aswini A Balachandran, Swapna Duvalla, Abdul H Sultan, Ranee Thakar
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been associated with adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes, such as postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), perineal trauma, genital fistulae, obstructed labour and stillbirth. The prevalence of FGM has increased in the UK over the last decade. There are currently no studies available that have explored the obstetric impact of FGM in the UK. The aim of our study was to investigate the obstetric and neonatal outcomes of women with FGM when compared with the general population...
September 9, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888700/surgical-repair-of-rectovaginal-fistula-using-the-modified-martius-procedure-a-step-by-step-guide
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Dan Wang, Juan Chen, Lan Zhu, Mingchen Sang, Fan Yu, Qing Zhou
STUDY OBJECTIVE: to demonstrate the surgical repair of rectovaginal fistula by the modified Martius procedure. DESIGN: step by step presentation of the procedure using video. SETTING: Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is abnormal epithelialized connections between the vagina and rectum. Causes of rectovaginal fistula include obstetrical trauma, Crohn disease, pelvic irradiation and postsurgical complications. Many surgical interventions have been developed, from laparoscopic technique to muscle transposition and even rectal resection...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865473/development-and-preliminary-validation-of-a-post-fistula-repair-reintegration-instrument-among-ugandan-women
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Alison El Ayadi, Hadija Nalubwama, Justus Barageine, Torsten B Neilands, Susan Obore, Josaphat Byamugisha, Othman Kakaire, Haruna Mwanje, Abner Korn, Felicia Lester, Suellen Miller
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula is a debilitating and traumatic birth injury affecting 2-3 million women globally, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Affected women suffer physically, psychologically and socioeconomically. International efforts have increased access to surgical treatment, yet attention to a holistic outcome of post-surgical rehabilitation is nascent. We sought to develop and pilot test a measurement instrument to assess post-surgical family and community reintegration...
September 2, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846883/socio-demographic-and-reproductive-health-profile-of-women-who-experienced-signs-of-obstetric-fistula-results-from-pakistan-demographic-and-health-survey-pdhs-2006-2007
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Sadaf Khan, Sidra Zaheer
OBJECTIVE: to examine the socio-demographic profile of women experiencing signs of obstetric fistula and factors contributing to the development of this condition in Pakistan. METHODS: secondary data analysis of Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07, which for the first time measured signs of obstetric fistula, using a questionnaire at a population level. For the present study, questions directly related to obstetric fistula signs were used to construct a dependent variable...
November 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836060/delays-contributing-to-the-development-and-repair-of-obstetric-fistula-in-northern-tanzania
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Cody Cichowitz, Melissa H Watt, Bariki Mchome, Gileard G Masenga
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Delays in receiving obstetric care during labor contribute to high rates of maternal morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa. This exploratory study was conducted to identify important delays experienced during the development and subsequent repair of obstetric fistula in northern Tanzania. METHODS: Sixty women presenting to a tertiary hospital with obstetric fistula completed structured surveys about the birth experience that led to fistula development and their experiences seeking surgical repair...
August 23, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835910/reintegration-of-women-post-obstetric-fistula-repair-experience-of-family-caregivers
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Kimberly Jarvis, Solina Richter, Helen Vallianatos, Lois Thornton
In northern Ghana, families traditionally function as the main provider of care. The role of family, however, is becoming increasingly challenged with the social shifts in Ghanaian culture moving from extended kinship to nuclear households. This has implications for the care of women post obstetric fistula (OF) repair and their family members who assist them to integrate back into their lives prior to developing the condition. This research is part of a larger critical ethnographic study which explores a culture of reintegration...
January 2017: Global Qualitative Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830398/reasons-for-delay-in-decision-making-and-reaching-health-facility-among-obstetric-fistula-and-pelvic-organ-prolapse-patients-in-gondar-university-hospital-northwest-ethiopia
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Mulat Adefris, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Kiros Terefe, Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Azmeraw Adigo, Selamawit Amare, Dorothy Lazaro, Aster Berhe, Chernet Baye
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse remain highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, where women have poor access to modern health care. Women having these problems tend to stay at home for years before getting treatment. However, information regarding the reasons contributing to late presentation to treatment is scarce, especially at the study area. The objective of this study was to assess the reasons whywomen with obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse at Gondar University Hospital delay treatment...
August 22, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797517/gynecologic-anatomic-abnormalities-following-anorectal-malformations-repair
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Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Carlos A Reck, Kate A McCracken, Victoria A Lane, Alessandra C Gasior, Richard J Wood, Marc A Levitt, Geri D Hewitt
BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients may present with gynecologic concerns after previous posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) for repair of an anorectal malformation (ARM). Common findings include an inadequate or shortened perineal body, as well as introital stenosis, retained vaginal septum, and remnant rectovestibular fistula. An inadequate or shortened perineal body may impact fecal continence, sexual function and recommendations regarding obstetrical mode of delivery. We describe our experience with female patients referred to our center for evaluation of their previously repaired ARM, with a specific focus on perineal body anatomy and concomitant gynecologic abnormalities...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766375/powerlessness-normalization-and-resistance-a-foucauldian-discourse-analysis-of-women-s-narratives-on-obstetric-fistula-in-eastern-sudan
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Sarah Hamed, Beth-Maina Ahlberg, Jill Trenholm
Eastern Sudan has high prevalence of female circumcision and child marriage constituting a risk for developing obstetric fistula. Few studies have examined gender roles' relation with obstetric fistula in Sudan. To explore the associated power-relations that may put women at increased risk for developing obstetric fistula, we conducted nine interviews with women living with obstetric fistula in Kassala in eastern Sudan. Using a Foucauldian discourse analysis, we identified three discourses: powerlessness, normalization, and covert resistance...
August 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761443/relying-on-visiting-foreign-doctors-for-fistula-repair-the-profile-of-women-attending-fistula-repair-surgery-in-somalia
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Abdi A Gele, Abdulwahab M Salad, Liban H Jimale, Prabhjot Kour, Berit Austveg, Bernadette Kumar
Obstetric fistula is treatable by surgery, although access is usually limited, particularly in the context of conflict. This study examines the profile of women attending fistula repair surgery in three hospitals in Somalia. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Somalia from August to September 2016. Structured questionnaires were administered to 81 women who registered for fistula repair surgery in the Garowe, Daynile, and Kismayo General Hospitals in Somalia. Findings revealed that 70.4% of the study participants reported obstetric labor as the cause of their fistula, and 29...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695344/genital-tract-fistula-a-case-series-from-a-tertiary-centre-in-south-africa
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Thinagrin Dhasarathun Naidoo, Jagidesa Moodley, Saloshni Naidoo
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We describe the demographic profile, aetiology, management and surgical outcomes in women with genital tract fistula presenting to a tertiary urogynaecology unit. METHODS: This retrospective audit included 87 patients managed in our unit between 2008 and 2015. Frequencies and means with standard deviations are presented for categorical and continuous data. Continuous dependent variables are categorized as above or below the median for bivariate analyses performed using the chi-squared test (α = 0...
July 10, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688109/root-causes-and-social-consequences-of-birth-injuries-in-western-uganda
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Jennifer N Angell, Priscilla Busingye, Gabriel Y-K Ganyaglo, Cheryl A Moyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673871/rectal-shaving-using-plasma-energy-in-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-of-the-rectum-four-years-of-experience
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Noémie Marty, Salma Touleimat, Salwa Moatassim-Drissa, Jenny Claude Millochau, Aurélie Vallee, Emanuela Stochino Loi, Eulalie Desnyder, Horace Roman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate postoperative complications, digestive function and fertility outcomes in patients managed by rectal shaving using plasma energy in deep infiltrating endometriosis of the rectum. DESIGN: A single-center retrospective cohort study using data recorded prospectively. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Canadian Task Force classification II-2. SETTINGS: Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Rouen University Hospital (France)...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658528/continent-versus-incontinent-diversion-for-obstetric-fistula
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M A Morgan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650528/urinary-diversions-in-low-resource-settings
#19
Jeffrey P Wilkinson
Obstetric fistula is a devastating consequence of poorly attended childbirth which occurs almost exclusively in low resource settings. Most women with fistula can be cured or significantly improved by one or more vaginal surgeries. The last resort for women with otherwise incurable obstetric fistula is urinary diversion. The ileal conduit urinary diversion was the procedure considered by the authors of the accompanying article (Walker et al BJOG). Under optimal conditions, any urinary diversion is fraught with numerous potential risks...
June 26, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629455/an-investigation-of-the-relationship-between-autonomy-childbirth-practices-and-obstetric-fistula-among-women-in-rural-lilongwe-district-malawi
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Julika Ayla Kaplan, Jonathan Kandodo, Joseph Sclafani, Susan Raine, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Alison Norris, Abigail Norris-Turner, Elly Chemey, John Michael Beckham, Zara Khan, Reginald Chunda
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that results in destruction of the tissue wall between the vagina and bladder. Although obstetric fistula is directly caused by prolonged obstructed labor, many other factors indirectly increase fistula risk. Some research suggests that many women in rural Malawi have limited autonomy and decision-making power in their households. We hypothesize that women's limited autonomy may play a role in reinforcing childbirth practices that increase the risk of obstetric fistula in this setting by hindering access to emergency care and further prolonging obstructed labor...
June 19, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
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