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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775476/maternal-asthma-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-perinatal-mortality
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Mari Kemppainen, Anna-Maria Lahesmaa-Korpinen, Paula Kauppi, Martti Virtanen, Suvi M Virtanen, Riitta Karikoski, Mika Gissler, Turkka Kirjavainen
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease during pregnancy and it may have influence on pregnancy outcome. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to assess the association between maternal asthma and the perinatal risks as well as possible effects of asthma medication. METHODS: The study was based on a nationwide Finnish register-based cohort between the years 1996 and 2012 in the Drug and Pregnancy Database. The register data comprised 962 405 singleton live and stillbirths, 898 333 (93...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774532/the-fetus-at-the-tipping-point-modifying-the-outcome-of-fetal-asphyxia
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Simerdeep K Dhillon, Christopher A Lear, Robert Galinsky, Guido Wassink, Joanne O Davidson, Sandra Juul, Nicola J Robertson, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Brain injury around birth is associated with nearly half of all cases of cerebral palsy. Although brain injury is multifactorial, particularly after preterm birth, acute hypoxia-ischaemia is a major contributor to injury. It is now well established that the severity of injury after HI is determined by a dynamic balance between injurious and protective processes. In addition, mothers who are at risk of premature delivery have high rates of diabetes and antepartum infection/inflammation and are almost universally given treatments such as antenatal glucocorticoids and magnesium sulphate to reduce the risk of death and complications after preterm birth...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764572/-a-single-center-study-on-the-incidence-and-mortality-of-preterm-infants-from-2006-to-2016
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Jun-Mei Yan, Hui Huang, Qian-Qian Li, Xiao-Yi Deng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and mortality rates of preterm infants and the main causes of death. METHODS: The basic information of preterm infants was collected from their medical records and admission/discharge records to analyze the incidence and mortality rates of preterm infants and the causes of their death. RESULTS: There were 76 812 neonates born in the Xuzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital from January 2006 to December 2016, among whom 5 585 (7...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764391/practice-and-outcomes-of-neonatal-resuscitation-for-newborns-with-birth-asphyxia-at-kakamega-county-general-hospital-kenya-a-direct-observation-study
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Duncan N Shikuku, Benson Milimo, Elizabeth Ayebare, Peter Gisore, Gorrette Nalwadda
BACKGROUND: About three - quarters of all neonatal deaths occur during the first week of life, with over half of these occurring within the first 24 h after birth. The first minutes after birth are critical to reducing neonatal mortality. Successful neonatal resuscitation (NR) has the potential to prevent these perinatal mortalities related to birth asphyxia. This study described the practice of NR and outcomes of newborns with birth asphyxia in a busy referral hospital. METHODS: Direct observations of 138 NRs by 28 healthcare providers (HCPs) were conducted using a predetermined checklist adapted from the national pediatric resuscitation protocol...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750325/meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-parameters-predicting-the-presence-of-gastric-heterotopia
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Ivana Slívová, Zuzana Vávrová, Hana Tomášková, Okaikor Okantey, Igor Penka, Peter Ihnát
BACKGROUND: The presence of gastric ectopic mucosa in Meckel's diverticulum is associated with a higher risk of development of complications. The aim of the present study was to investigate which demographic/clinical parameters predict the presence of gastric heterotopia in Meckel's diverticulum. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted in a single institution (University Hospital Ostrava, Czech republic). All children who underwent laparoscopic/open resection of Meckel's diverticulum within a 20-year study period were included in the study...
May 10, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747895/unfinished-business-prematurity-birth-asphyxia-and-stillbirths
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June 2018: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731475/histopathological-study-of-encephalomalacia-in-neonatal-calves-and-application-of-neuronal-and-axonal-degeneration-marker
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Kenji Koyama, Akihisa Kangawa, Natsuko Fukumoto, Ken-Ichi Watanabe, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Tomomi Ozawa, Hisashi Inokuma, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi
Five calves that had shown neurological symptoms within 9 days after birth were histopathologically diagnosed as encephalomalacia. Two calves showed bilateral laminar cerebrocortical necrosis and neuronal necrosis in the corpus striatum and hippocampus. Since the distributional pattern of the lesions was consistent with that of global ischemia in other species, the lesions were probably hypoxic/ischemic encephalopathy consistent with the history of dystocia and perinatal asphyxia. One calf also showed bilateral laminar cerebrocortical necrosis...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720591/discrepancy-between-pregnancy-dating-methods-affects-obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-a-population-based-register-cohort-study
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Merit Kullinger, Michaela Granfors, Helle Kieler, Alkistis Skalkidou
To assess associations between discrepancy of pregnancy dating methods and adverse pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes, odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for discrepancy categories among all singleton births from the Medical Birth Register (1995-2010) with estimated date of delivery (EDD) by last menstrual period (LMP) minus EDD by ultrasound (US) -20 to +20 days. Negative/positive discrepancy was a fetus smaller/larger than expected when dated by US (EDD postponed/changed to an earlier date)...
May 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720015/outcomes-of-vacuum-assisted-vaginal-deliveries-of-mothers-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Dana Vitner, Liran Hiersch, Eran Ashwal, Daniel Nassie, Yariv Yogev, Amir Aviram
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of vacuum-assisted vaginal deliveries (VAD) among neonates of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of women with singleton gestation ≥37 + 0 weeks of gestation who underwent VAD at a single, tertiary, medical center (2007-2014). Women with GDM and their neonates were compared to women without diabetes and their neonates. Composite neonatal outcome was defined as ≥1 of the following: shoulder dystocia, 5-min Apgar score <7, asphyxia, seizure, subgaleal, subarachnoid or subdural hemorrhage, fracture of the clavicle, humerus or skull, or Erb's palsy...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705932/neonatal-thrombocytopenia-causes-and-outcomes-following-platelet-transfusions
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Elisabeth Resch, Olesia Hinkas, Berndt Urlesberger, Bernhard Resch
We evaluated the causes for neonatal thrombocytopenia (NT), the duration of NT, and the indications of platelet transfusions (PT) by means of a retrospective cohort study over a 23-year period. Neonates with NT were identified via ICD-10 code D69.6. Of 371 neonates (1.8/1000 live births) with NT, the majority (312; 84.1%) had early onset thrombocytopenia, and 282 (76%) were preterm born. The most frequent causes for NT were early and late onset sepsis and asphyxia. The mean duration of thrombocytopenia was 10...
April 28, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695060/the-course-of-parturition-affects-piglet-condition-at-birth-and-survival-and-growth-through-the-nursery-phase
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Pieter Langendijk, Marleen Fleuren, Hubèrt van Hees, Theo van Kempen
The aim of this study was to relate the course of parturition to the condition of piglets at birth, based on umbilical cord blood acid-base values, and relate the condition at birth to neonatal survival and performance up to 10 weeks of life. Data were collected from 37 spontaneous unassisted parturitions, and neonatal performance was based on observations of 516 piglets. Stillbirth rate increased from 2% in the first piglets, to 17% in piglets born 13th in the litter or later. This was aggravated in sows with longer than average stage II of parturition...
April 24, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690730/-a-clinical-retrospective-study-on-160-cases-of-multiple-umbilical-cord-around-the-neck
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Y Q Zhang, W Zhao, K T Chu, Y Zhao, L P Chen, Y Yu, X J Han
Objective: To compare the neonatal and maternal outcomes between the patients with umbilical cord around the neck (≥3 loops) and with (1 or 2 loops). Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on the clinical data of 160 cases with multiple umbilical cord around the neck (≥3 loops) in the Department of Obstetrics, Women's Hospital School of Medicine Zhejiang University between January 2014 and April 2017.For each case, two control women who gave birth at the same day with vertex position and singletons were selected...
April 17, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680084/no-197b-fetal-health-surveillance-intrapartum-consensus-guideline
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Robert Liston, Diane Sawchuck, David Young
OBJECTIVE: This guideline provides new recommendations pertaining to the application and documentation of fetal surveillance in the intrapartum period that will decrease the incidence of birth asphyxia while maintaining the lowest possible rate of obstetrical intervention. Pregnancies with and without risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes are considered. This guideline presents an alternative classification system for antenatal fetal non-stress testing and intrapartum electronic fetal surveillance to what has been used previously...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680082/no-197a-fetal-health-surveillance-antepartum-consensus-guideline
#14
Robert Liston, Diane Sawchuck, David Young
OBJECTIVE: This guideline provides new recommendations pertaining to the application and documentation of fetal surveillance in the antepartum period that will decrease the incidence of birth asphyxia while maintaining the lowest possible rate of obstetrical intervention. Pregnancies with and without risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes are considered. This guideline presents an alternative classification system for antenatal fetal non-stress testing to what has been used previously...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677057/newborn-resuscitation-skills-in-health-care-providers-at-a-zambian-tertiary-center-and-comparison-to-world-health-organization-standards
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Sara C Mistry, Richard Lin, Hazel Mumphansha, Laura C Kettley, Janaki A Pearson, Sonia Akrimi, David J Mayne, Wonder Hangoma, M Dylan Bould
BACKGROUND: Birth asphyxia is a leading cause of early neonatal death. In 2013, 32% of neonatal deaths in Zambia were attributable to birth asphyxia and trauma. Basic, timely interventions are key to improving outcomes. However, data from the World Health Organization suggest that resuscitation is often not initiated, or is conducted suboptimally. Currently, there are little data on the quality of newborn resuscitation in the context of a tertiary center in a lower-middle income country...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668681/a-longitudinal-1h-nmr-metabolomics-analysis-of-urine-from-newborns-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-undergoing-hypothermia-therapy-clinical-and-medical-legal-insights
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Emanuela Locci, Antonio Noto, Melania Puddu, Giulia Pomero, Roberto Demontis, Cristina Dalmazzo, Antonio Delogu, Vassilios Fanos, Ernesto d'Aloja, Paolo Gancia
Perinatal asphyxia is an event affecting around four million newborns worldwide. The 0.5 to 2 per 1000 of full term asphyxiated newborns suffer from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), which is a frequent cause of death or severe disability and, as consequence, the most common birth injury claim for obstetrics, gynaecologists, and paediatricians. Perinatal asphyxia results from a compromised gas exchange that leads to hypoxemia, hypercapnia, and metabolic acidosis. In this work, we applied a metabolomics approach to investigate the metabolic profiles of urine samples collected from full term asphyxiated newborns with HIE undergoing therapeutic hypothermia (TH), with the aim of identifying a pattern of metabolites associated with HIE and to follow their modifications over time...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657898/slow-elevation-in-protein-c-activity-without-a-proc-mutation-in-a-neonate-with-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Erika Uehara, Hiro Nakao, Yusuke Tsumura, Hisaya Nakadate, Shoichiro Amari, Hideshi Fujinaga, Yoshiyuki Tsutsumi, Dongchon Kang, Shouichi Ohga, Akira Ishiguro
Severe protein C (PC) deficiency leads to purpura fulminans and stroke in newborns. However, the clinical impact of plasma PC activity on the development of neonatal cerebral disease remains elusive. We report a case of hemorrhagic stroke associated with neonatal asphyxia and severe PC deficiency. Plasma PC and protein S activity 7 days after birth was 12% and 43%, respectively. No PROC mutation was found. PC levels did not exceed 20% until 2 months of age, even in the absence of consumption coagulopathy or vitamin K deficiency...
April 2018: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652559/point-prevalence-survey-of-antibiotic-use-and-resistance-at-a-referral-hospital-in-kenya-findings-and-implications
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Caleb Okoth, Sylvia Opanga, Faith Okalebo, Margaret Oluka, Amanj Baker Kurdi, Brian Godman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A substantial amount of antibiotic use in hospitals may be inappropriate, potentially leading to the development and spread of antibiotic resistance, adverse effects, mortality and increased hospital costs. The objective was to assess current patterns of antibiotic use in a leading referral hospital in Western Kenya. This would lead to the identification of opportunities for quality improvement in this hospital and across Kenya. METHODOLOGY: A point prevalence survey was carried out with data abstracted principally from patient medical records supplemented by interviews from physicians when needed...
April 13, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621920/medically-indicated-late-preterm-delivery-and-its-impact-on-perinatal-morbidity-and-mortality-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Limor Besser, Liat Sabag-Shaviv, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Danielle Landau, Ruthy Beer-Weisel, Vered Klaitman, Neta Benshalom-Tirosh, Moshe Mazor, Offer Erez
OBJECTIVE: In the last few decades, attention has been focused on morbidity and mortality associated with late preterm delivery (34-36 + 6/7 weeks), accounting for 60-70% of all preterm births. This study is aimed to determine (1) the prevalence of late preterm deliveries (spontaneous and medically indicated) in our population; and (2) the rate of neonatal morbidity and mortality as well as maternal complications associated with the different phenotypes of late preterm deliveries...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607580/effectiveness-of-antenatal-perineal-massage-in-reducing-perineal-trauma-and-post-partum-morbidities-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emmanuel Onyebuchi Ugwu, Eric Sunday Iferikigwe, Samuel Nnamdi Obi, George Uchenna Eleje, Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba
AIM: The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of antenatal perineal massage (APM) in reducing perineal trauma and post-partum morbidities. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of 108 primigravidae at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria, was conducted from January 2013 to May 2014. The intervention group received APM, while the control group did not receive APM. RESULTS: Women who received APM were significantly more likely to have an intact perineum after childbirth [27/53 (50...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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