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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026065/urethral-diverticulum-presenting-as-a-large-vaginal-mass-complicating-pregnancy-and-delivery
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Everett F Magann, Lisa S Newton, Susan A Barr
BACKGROUND A case report of urethral diverticulum complicating pregnancy is presented. The diagnosis and management are challenging because of the rare nature of this condition, the varied presentations and differential diagnoses, and the possibility of misdiagnosis. CASE REPORT A 25-year-old primigravida with scheduled induction of labor at 39 weeks gestation due to gestational diabetes mellitus presented for a routine antenatal appointment at 38 weeks and four days. On digital cervical examination, she was found to have a large semi-solid anterior vaginal mass, shown by trans-vaginal ultrasound to have a nearly solid appearance of a 5×7 cm mass with septation...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016497/discontinuing-oxytocin-infusion-in-the-active-phase-of-labor-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gabriele Saccone, Andrea Ciardulli, Jason K Baxter, Joanne N Quiñones, Liany C Diven, Bor Pinar, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Berghella
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the benefits and harms of discontinuation of oxytocin after the active phase of labor is reached. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases (ie, MEDLINE, Scopus, ClinicalTrials.gov, EMBASE, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library at the CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials, Scielo) were searched from their inception until April 2017. METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: We included all randomized controlled trials comparing discontinuation (ie, intervention group) and continuation (ie, control group) of oxytocin infusion after the active phase of labor is reached, either after induction or augmentation of labor...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016494/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-indicated-preterm-births-based-on-the-intended-mode-of-delivery
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Spencer G Kuper, Rachel A Sievert, Robin Steele, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita, Lorie M Harper
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes in women who underwent induction of labor or planned cesarean delivery in indicated preterm births before 34 weeks of gestation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all indicated singleton preterm births (23-34 weeks of gestation) in a tertiary center from 2011 to 2014. The primary maternal outcome was a composite of early postpartum hemorrhage, blood transfusion, operative complications, postpartum complications, and clinical chorioamnionitis...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016490/neonatal-morbidity-and-maternal-complication-rates-in-women-with-a-delivery-body-mass-index-of-60-or-higher
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Tana Kim, Sabrina C Burn, Ananta Bangdiwala, Samantha Pace, Phillip Rauk
OBJECTIVE: To investigate neonatal morbidity and maternal complication rates with delivery body mass index (BMI) 60 or greater. METHODS: This retrospective, multicenter cohort study included singleton pregnancies between 23 and 42 weeks of gestation from January 2005 to April 2016. Women with BMI 60 or greater were compared with a random sample of women with BMI 30-59. The primary outcome, composite neonatal morbidity, was defined as 5-minute Apgar score less than 7, hypoglycemia, respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, hospital stay greater than 5 days, neonatal intensive care unit admission, or neonatal death...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016488/pregnancy-outcomes-among-deaf-women-in-washington-state-1987-2012
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Melissa A Schiff, David R Doody, Deborah A Crane, Beth A Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pregnancy and neonatal outcomes among deaf women using population-based vital records data in Washington State from 1987 to 2012. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Washington State birth and fetal death records linked to state hospital discharge records to identify women with diagnosis codes for deafness indicated at their delivery hospitalization and compared them with randomly selected women without these codes...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991421/-unknown-title
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Kasey Buckles, Melanie Guldi
Early term birth is defined as birth at 37 or 38 weeks gestation. While infants born early term are not considered premature, the medical literature suggests that they have an increased risk of serious adverse health outcomes compared to infants born at term (39 or 40 weeks). Despite these known harms, we document a rise in early term births in the United States from 1989 to the mid-2000s, followed by a decline in recent years. We posit that the recent decline in early term births has been driven by changes in medical practice advocated by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, programs such as the March of Dimes’ "Worth the Wait" campaign, and by Medicaid policy...
2017: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991110/photoplethysmography-and-heart-rate-variability-for-the-diagnosis-of-preeclampsia
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Tammy Y Euliano, Kostas Michalopoulos, Savyasachi Singh, Anthony R Gregg, Mariem Del Rio, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Amber M Johnson, Allison Onkala, Shalom Darmanjian, Neil R Euliano, Monique Ho
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to determine a set of timing, shape, and statistical features available through noninvasive monitoring of maternal electrocardiogram and photoplethysmography that identifies preeclamptic patients. METHODS: Pregnant women admitted to Labor and Delivery were monitored with pulse oximetry and electrocardiogram for 30 minutes. Photoplethysmogram features and heart rate variability were extracted from each data set and applied to a sequential feature selection algorithm to discriminate women with preeclampsia with severe features, from normotensive and hypertensive controls...
October 5, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973769/periclinal-chimera-technique-new-plant-breeding-approach
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P M Gakpetor, H Mohammed, D Moreti, N M A Nassar
Plant interspecific periclinal chimeras are a mosaic formed by tissues from two species. They are manipulated here as an efficient plant breeding tool for cassava root yields. In this study, plants synthesized from two chimeras, designated as chimera 2 and chimera 4, were characterized morphologically and cytologically to unravel the origin of their tissue layers (L2 and L3). Root yield of the two chimeras was also evaluated. Chimera 2 that was developed from graft union between Manihot fortalezensis (F) as scion and M...
September 21, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973711/pregnancy-in-non-communicating-unicornuate-uterus-diagnosis-difficulty-and-outcomes-a-case-report
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Camila Silveira de Souza, Gabriela Gindri Dorneles, Giana Nunes Mendonça, Caroline Mombaque Dos Santos, Francisco Maximiliano Pancich Gallarreta, Cristine Kolling Konopka
Approximately 1 in every 76,000 pregnancies develops within a unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn. Müllerian uterus anomalies are often asymptomatic, thus, the diagnosis is a challenge, and it is usually made during the gestation or due to its complications, such as uterine rupture, pregnancy-induced hypertension, antepartum, postpartum bleeding and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). In order to avoid unnecessary cesarean sections and the risks they involve, the physicians should consider the several approaches and for how long it is feasible to perform labor induction in suspected cases of pregnancy in a unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn, despite the rarity of the anomaly...
October 3, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971027/hospital-trauma-level-s-association-with-outcomes-for-injured-pregnant-women-and-their-neonates-in-washington-state-1995-2012
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John Thomas Distelhorst, Michele A Soltis, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Melissa A Schiff
BACKGROUND: Trauma occurs in 8% of all pregnancies. To date, no studies have evaluated the effect of the hospital's trauma designation level as it relates to birth outcomes for injured pregnant women. METHODS: This population-based, retrospective cohort study evaluated the association between trauma designation levels and injured pregnancy birth outcomes. We linked Washington State Birth and Fetal Death Certificate data and the Washington State Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Recording System...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969481/delivery-through-cervicovaginal-fistula-literature-review-and-case-report
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Rafał Watrowski, Burghardt Babbel, Gerald Gitsch
Less than 10 deliveries via cervicovaginal fistula (CVF) with closed cervical os were reported so far. In the majority of cases, the patients had a history of induced abortions. The CVF was usually recognized due to postpartum hemorrhage. The facilitating role of prostaglandins used for labor induction was supposed. In all cases, the babies remained unaffected by the delivery route. We report a new case of a 37 years old gravida 2, para 0, with a history of a paracervical tear following a first trimester abortion 11 years ago...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965442/the-impact-of-curve-severity-on-obstetric-complications-and-regional-anesthesia-utilization-in-pregnant-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-preliminary-analysis
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Emily W Chan, Stephen R Gannon, Chevis N Shannon, Jeffrey E Martus, Gregory A Mencio, Christopher M Bonfield
OBJECTIVE Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), the most common type of scoliosis, often presents immediately prior to a woman's childbearing years; however, research investigating the impact of AIS on women's health, particularly pregnancy delivery outcomes, is sparse, with existing literature reporting mixed findings. Similarly limited are studies examining the change in scoliotic curve during or after pregnancy. Therefore, this study aims to determine 1) the impact of scoliotic curvature on obstetric complications (preterm births, induction of labor, and urgent/emergency caesarean section delivery), 2) regional anesthetic decision making and success during delivery for these patients, and 3) the effect of pregnancy on curve progression...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951278/successful-external-cephalic-version-is-an-independent-factor-for-caesarean-section-during-trial-of-labor%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-matched-controlled-study
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J Boujenah, C Fleury, C Bonneau, I Pharisien, A Tigaizin, L Carbillon
INTRODUCTION: To assess the mode of delivery and Caesarean Section (CS) rate after successful External Cephalic Version (ECV). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A matched case-control study. Data were gathered from a tertiary care university hospital register from 1996-2015. All pregnant women who delivered after successful External Cephalic Version (ECV). Among 643 women who attempted ECV, we identified 198 with successful ECVs and compared them with the next two women who presented for labor management with spontaneous cephalic presentation, matching for delivery date, maternal age, parity, body mass index, and delivery history using univariate and stepwise logistic regression...
September 22, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937572/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-periviable-birth
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Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937567/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-summary-periviable-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922952/transitions-that-matter-life-course-differences-in-the-employment-of-adults-with-arthritis
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Arif Jetha, Julie Bowring, Sean Tucker, Catherine E Connelly, Kathleen A Martin Ginis, Laurie Proulx, Monique A M Gignac
PURPOSE: To understand the similarities and differences in the employment participation of people living with arthritis across the life course. METHOD: Focus groups and interviews were conducted with young (ages 18-34 years, n = 7), middle-aged (ages 35-54 years, n = 13) and older adults (>55 years, n = 25) with arthritis. Participants were asked about the impact of arthritis on employment, experiences with health-related changes, career progression and social role involvement...
September 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921607/in-labor-or-in-limbo-the-experiences-of-women-undergoing-induction-of-labor-in-hospital-findings-of-a-qualitative-study
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Annabel Jay, Hilary Thomas, Fiona Brooks
BACKGROUND: Induction of labor currently accounts for around 25% of all births in high-resource countries, yet despite much research into medical aspects, little is known about how women experience this process. This study aimed to explore in depth the induction experience of primiparous women. METHODS: A qualitative study was undertaken, using a sample of 21 first-time mothers from a maternity unit in the south of England. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in women's homes between 3 and 6 weeks postnatally...
September 17, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920713/estradiol-decreases-blood-pressure-in-association-with-redox-regulation-in-preeclampsia
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Goran M Babic, Snezana D Markovic, Mirjana Varjacic, Natasa Z Djordjevic, Tamara Nikolic, Isidora Stojic, Vladimir Jakovljevic
In this study, we tested a hypothesis that a short-term estradiol therapy may reduce blood pressure in preeclampsia by modulating plasma oxidative stress. The intramuscular injections of 10 mg 17-beta-estradiol were prescribed to preeclamptic pregnant women during the 3-day therapy before a labor induction. The analyses of mean arterial pressure (MAP), serum estradiol concentrations, plasma superoxide anion (O2.), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), nitrites (NO2(-)), and peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) were conducted before and during the therapy...
September 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918669/unexpected-effects-of-a-system-distributed-mobile-application-in-maternity-care-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christy J W Ledford, Jasmyne J Womack, Heather A Rider, Angela B Seehusen, Stephen J Conner, Rebecca A Lauters, Joshua A Hodge
BACKGROUND: As pregnant mothers increasingly engage in shared decision making regarding prenatal decisions, such as induction of labor, the patient's level of activation may influence pregnancy outcomes. One potential tool to increase patient activation in the clinical setting is mobile applications. However, research is limited in comparing mobile apps with other modalities of patient education and engagement tools. AIM: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of a mobile app as a replacement for a spiral notebook guide as a patient education and engagement tool in the prenatal clinical setting...
September 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
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Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
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