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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732085/point-of-care-screening-for-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-pregnant-women-at-an-antenatal-clinic-a-south-african-experience
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Nafiisah Chotun, Wolfgang Preiser, Christoffel Johannes van Rensburg, Pedro Fernandez, Gerhard Barnard Theron, Dieter Glebe, Monique Ingrid Andersson
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Elimination of HIV and syphilis mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) has received much attention but little consideration has been given to the possibility of elimination of HBV MTCT. In sub-Saharan Africa, HBV vertical transmission continues to be reported and it remains an important public health problem. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of screening pregnant women for HBV using a point-of-care (POC) test and implementing interventions to prevent HBV MTCT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711396/social-adversity-in-pregnancy-and-trajectories-of-women-s-depressive-symptoms-a-longitudinal-study
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Ann M Kingsbury, Maria Plotnikova, Alexandra Clavarino, Abullah Mamun, Jake M Najman
BACKGROUND: Sound evidence has linked the experience of adversity with depression. Less is known about this association over time. AIM: The aim of this study is to determine whether or not social adversity experienced by pregnant women is associated with their patterns of depressive symptoms over their reproductive life course. METHODS: Data were obtained from a cohort of women collected at their first obstetrical clinic visit of an index pregnancy (time-point 1) and at a further six time-points to 27 years following the birth...
July 12, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689624/neonatal-effects-after-vasopressor-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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K Uerpairojkit, R Anusorntanawat, A Sirisabya, M Chaichalothorn, S Charuluxananan
BACKGROUND: Placental transfer of ephedrine causes fetal effects when compared with phenylephrine. This study compared their drug effects on neonatal parameters after cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia. METHODS: Three-hundred-and-fifty-four women undergoing elective cesarean delivery who needed intravenous vasopressor following spinal anesthesia were randomized into two groups. Group E received boluses of ephedrine 6mg, and Group P phenylephrine 100µg, titrated to maintain systolic blood pressure near baseline values...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682537/-management-of-oral-diseases-during-pregnancy
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Zheng Liwei, Zou Jing, You Yong, Zhao Yumei, Liu He, Mei Yufeng, Zhao Wei, Duan Xiaohong
Management of oral diseases during pregnancy prefers to be a comprehensive oral health care strategy throughout pre-pregnant, pregnant and prenatal stages. It provides guidance not only to promote the overall health in pregnant women, but also concern fetus development and children's oral health. Pregnancy is a time of particular vulnerability in terms of oral health due to complex physical and physiological changes. Physicians and dentists are responsible for providing professional medical care and treatment following clinical guidelines especially for pregnancy...
April 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631509/comparison-of-quince-with-vitamin-b6-for-treatment-of-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Effat Jafari-Dehkordi, Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian, Fatemeh Aliasl, Jaleh Aliasl, Maryam Taghavi-Shirazi, Omid Sadeghpour, Farnaz Sohrabvand, Bagher Minaei, Roshanak Ghods
This trial was performed to compare quince (Cydonia oblonga) fruit with vitamin B6 on 76 pregnant women with a gestational age of 6-14 weeks and mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting (NVP) (40 in the quince and 36 in the B6 group). The 'Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis' (PUQE-24) scale was used to examine the severity of NVP. The quince syrup (1 tablespoon/TDS) or vitamin B6 tablets (20 mg/TDS) were used as intervention for 1 week. The mean (±SD) age was 27.5 (±5.2) years. The score of the PUQE was decreased from 9...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609804/psychometric-properties-of-brief-screening-tests-for-alcohol-use-disorders-during-pregnancy-in-argentina
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Mariana Beatriz López, Aldana Lichtenberger, Karina Conde, Mariana Cremonte
Background Considering the physical, mental and behavioral problems related to fetal alcohol exposure, prenatal clinical guides suggest a brief evaluation of alcohol consumption during pregnancy to detect alcohol intake and to adjust interventions, if required. Even if any alcohol use should be considered risky during pregnancy, identifying women with alcohol use disorders is important because they could need a more specific intervention than simple advice to abstain. Most screening tests have been developed and validated in male populations and focused on the long-term consequences of heavy alcohol use, so they might be inappropriate to assess consumption in pregnant women...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570835/lifestyle-and-behavioral-management-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Leah Brennan, Helena Teede, Helen Skouteris, Jake Linardon, Briony Hill, Lisa Moran
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition with serious physiological and psychological health consequences. It affects women across their reproductive lifespan and is associated with pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and large gestational-age babies. PCOS is associated with excess weight gain, which, in turn, exacerbates the health burden of PCOS. Therefore, weight management, including a modest weight loss, maintenance of weight loss, prevention of weight gain, and prevention of excess gestational weight gain, is a first-line treatment for women with PCOS during and independent of pregnancy...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550377/acceptability-of-and-adherence-to-an-antiretroviral-based-vaginal-microbicide-among-pregnant-women-in-the-united-states
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Elizabeth T Montgomery, Lisa M Noguchi, James Y Dai, Jason Pan, Joseph Biggio, Craig Hendrix, Karen Isaacs, D Heather Watts, Jill L Schwartz, Jeanna Piper, Richard Beigi
The MTN-008 trial was the first multi-dose study conducted to evaluate the safety of a microbicide gel (2:1 randomized to tenofovir 1% or hydroxycellulose (HEC) placebo gel) during pregnancy. The study aim was to evaluate safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of the study products. Procedures included daily gel administration, with Day 0 and Day 6 in clinic, and Days 1-5 at home. Because pregnancy may pose unique challenges to consistent gel use and acceptability, evaluation of adherence and acceptability was a secondary objective of the trial...
May 26, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538220/identification-of-caries-risk-determinants-in-toddlers-results-of-the-gusto-birth-cohort-study
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C Un Lam, L W Khin, A C Kalhan, R Yee, Y S Lee, M F-F Chong, K Kwek, S M Saw, K Godfrey, Y S Chong, C-Y Hsu
The aim of this study was to identify risk determinants leading to early childhood caries (ECC) and visible plaque (VP) in toddlers. Data for mother-child pairs participating in the Growing Up in Singapore towards Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) birth cohort were collected from pregnancy to toddlerhood. Oral examinations were performed in 543 children during their clinic visit at 24 months to detect ECC and VP. Following logistic regression, ECC and VP were jointly regressed as primary and secondary outcomes, respectively, using the bivariate probit model...
May 25, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536231/pregnant-with-a-perforated-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-system-and-visible-threads-at-the-cervical-os
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David L Howard, Lauren M Beasley
We present a case in which a patient presented with a pregnancy of unknown location and normally rising human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels but with a levonorgestrel intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) present. The LNG-IUD had been placed 4.5 years ago. Although unintended, this pregnancy was desired. Strings were clearly visible and initial 2D ultrasound suggested intrauterine location of the LNG-IUD. The LNG-IUD could not be removed however. The patient was managed expectantly with close follow-up, serial beta-hCGs and serial ultrasounds until definitive diagnosis of the location of the pregnancy...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531793/disrupted-body-image-and-pregnancy-related-lumbopelvic-pain-a-preliminary-investigation
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Benedict M Wand, Rhianne L Elliott, Abbey E Sawyer, Rory Spence, Darren J Beales, Peter B O'Sullivan, Anne J Smith, William Gibson
BACKGROUND: Recent investigations have suggested that disrupted body-image may contribute to the lumbopelvic pain experience. The changes in body shape and size associated with pregnancy suggest that pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain might be a problem in which alterations in body-image are particularly relevant. OBJECTIVES: To investigate if self-reported body-image is related to lumbopelvic pain status in women during pregnancy and explore the factors that might contribute to changes in body-image in women experiencing pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain...
May 17, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525824/evaluation-of-the-quality-of-life-of-pregnant-women-from-2005-to-2015
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REVIEW
M Morin, C Vayssiere, O Claris, F Irague, S Mallah, L Molinier, Y Matillon
Over the past two decades, quality of life has become an essential preoccupation in the care of patients. Many measuring instruments are available to assess physical, psychological and social quality of life. These tools allow healthcare professionals to determine the best quality of their patients. However, the quality of life for the pregnant woman seems to be little studied. This article presents the results of a bibliographic review of publications between 2005 and 2015 - referenced in PUBMED and COCHRANE - on the quality of life of pregnant women giving birth after the 22nd week of amenorrhea...
July 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511722/use-of-rapid-ascertainment-process-for-institutional-deaths-rapid-to-identify-pregnancy-related-deaths-in-tertiary-care-obstetric-hospitals-in-three-departments-in-haiti
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Andrew T Boyd, Erin N Hulland, Reynold Grand'Pierre, Floris Nesi, Patrice Honoré, Reginald Jean-Louis, Endang Handzel
BACKGROUND: Accurate assessment of maternal deaths is difficult in countries lacking standardized data sources for their review. As a first step to investigate suspected maternal deaths, WHO suggests surveillance of "pregnancy-related deaths", defined as deaths of women while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of cause. Rapid Ascertainment Process for Institutional Deaths (RAPID), a surveillance tool, retrospectively identifies pregnancy-related deaths occurring in health facilities that may be missed by routine surveillance to assess gaps in reporting these deaths...
May 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511369/study-of-nitrosative-stress-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
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Kapila B Gaikwad, Nitin G Joshi, Sohan P Selkar
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension is the most common medical problem encountered during pregnancy. Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) is also called a disease of maternal endothelium. Nitric-oxide being a potent vasodilator released by endothelial cells, its role has been implicated in PIH. AIM: To study the role of reactive nitrogen species in PIH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty samples were selected for the study. Of these, 60 patients had PIH (case) and the rest without PIH (control)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484356/associations-of-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain-with-term-pregnancy-outcomes
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Tatjana Barisic, Vjekoslav Mandic, Ivana Barac
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is one of the greatest health problems in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined obesity as a disease in which the excess of adipose tissue accumulates in such a degree that is endangers health. Obesity is a very complex multifactor disease that is developed under the influence of genetic and metabolic factors, environment, social and cultural environment as well as bad habits. The causes of obesity can be numerous. The most common source of obesity is the development of energetic imbalance...
March 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476136/effect-of-supervised-exercise-in-groups-on-psychological-well-being-among-pregnant-women-at-risk-of-depression-the-ewe-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lotte Broberg, Mette Backhausen, Peter Damm, Per Bech, Ann Tabor, Hanne Kristine Hegaard
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with depression and/or anxiety prior to pregnancy are at higher risk of preterm birth, breastfeeding problems, postpartum depression, and disruption of the mother-infant attachment. It is well documented that exercise improves psychological well-being in nonpregnant subjects with symptoms of depression. However, in only a few small studies have researchers examined the effect of exercise on symptoms of depression among pregnant women. We hypothesize that physiotherapist-supervised group exercise for pregnant women at risk of antenatal depression increases their psychological well-being...
May 5, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451578/a-pca-ica-based-fetal-ecg-extraction-from-mother-abdominal-recordings-by-means-of-a-novel-data-driven-approach-to-fetal-ecg-quality-assessment
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A Karimi Rahmati, S K Setarehdan, B N Araabi
BACKGROUND: Fetal electrocardiography is a developing field that provides valuable information on the fetal health during pregnancy. By early diagnosis and treatment of fetal heart problems, more survival chance is given to the infant. OBJECTIVE: HASH(0x43fb688) MATERIALS AND METHODS: Here, we extract fetal ECG from maternal abdominal recordings and detect R-peaks in order to recognize fetal heart rate. On the next step, we find a better and more qualified extracted fetal ECG by using a novel approach...
March 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435340/stress-and-its-predictors-in-pregnant-women-a-study-in-saudi-arabia
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Anwar E Ahmed, Alhanouf N Albalawi, Asmaa A Alshehri, Rand M AlBlaihed, Majid A Alsalamah
BACKGROUND: Although stress during pregnancy has negative effects on children's development and pregnant women's health, no study has assessed stress and its predictors among pregnant Saudi women. The aim of this study was to assess stress and identify its predictors in a sample of pregnant Saudi women. METHODS: A correlational study was carried out at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 438 pregnant women who attended the obstetrics/gynecology clinic...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434376/pre-clinical-and-clinical-development-of-the-first-placental-malaria-vaccine
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Caroline Pehrson, Ali Salanti, Thor G Theander, Morten A Nielsen
Malaria during pregnancy is a massive health problem in endemic areas. Placental malaria infections caused by Plasmodium falciparum are responsible for up to one million babies being born with a low birth weight every year. Significant efforts have been invested into preventing the condition. Areas covered: Pub Med was searched using the broad terms 'malaria parasite placenta' to identify studies of interactions between parasite and host, 'prevention of placental malaria' to identify current strategies to prevent placental malaria, and 'placental malaria vaccine' to identify pre-clinical vaccine development...
June 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429143/how-to-treat-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-on-current-standards
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REVIEW
Alberto Di Martino, Fabrizio Russo, Luca Denaro, Vincenzo Denaro
PURPOSE: In this systematic review, we aim to illustrate the current and safe concepts in the assessment, diagnosis and management of herniated lumbar disc (HLD) during pregnancy. METHODS: A systematic review and reporting on the diagnosis, treatment and clinical results of HLD during pregnancy is performed. RESULTS: The MRI represents the first level and safest diagnostic tool for pregnant women affected by spinal problems allowing for a noninvasive and detailed radiological examination of the spine...
April 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
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