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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449356/fetal-head-circumference-and-subpubic-angle-are-independent-risk-factors-for-unplanned-cesarean-and-operative-delivery
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Giuseppe Rizzo, Elisa Aiello, Costanza Bosi, Francesco D' Antonio, Domenico Arduini
INTRODUCTION: To ascertain whether combined ultrasound assessment of fetal head circumference (HC) and maternal subpubic angle (SPA) prior to the onset of labour may predict the likelihood of an unplanned operative delivery (UOD) in nulliparous women at term. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies in cephalic presentation. Pregnancies experiencing UOD secondary to fetal distress were excluded. HC was assessed transabdominally while SPA values were obtained from a reconstructed coronal plane on three-dimensional(3D) ultrasound performed trans-labially at 36-38 weeks of gestation...
April 27, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446046/use-of-embryo-culture-supernatant-to-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-assisted-reproductive-technology-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohan Shashikant Kamath, Mariano Mascarenhas, Richard Kirubakaran, Raju Nair, Abhijit Kulkarni
We planned a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to examine the best available evidence regarding the intrauterine instillation of embryo culture supernatant prior to embryo transfer in ART. The outcomes were: (i) live birth; (ii) clinical pregnancy; (iii) multiple pregnancy; and (iv) miscarriage rates. Five RCTs were considered eligible and available for qualitative synthesis. Due to clinical heterogeneity, results from only two trials were combined for the meta-analysis...
April 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440904/the-european-court-of-human-rights-on-planned-home-birth-resolution-of-a-paradoxical-ruling
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Frank A Chervenak, Amos Grünebaum, Birgit Arabin, Laurence B McCullough
On November 15, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights issued its judgment in the case of Krejzová v. the Czech Republic, which concerned the policy of the Czech State not to provide skilled attendance by midwives at planned home births. The issue was whether this policy violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights: "Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence."(1) The Czech health policy before the Court did not prohibit unattended planned home birth but it created technical requirements for attendance at planned home birth that had the effect of prohibiting attendance by midwives...
April 25, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434672/women-s-attitudes-towards-the-medicalization-of-childbirth-and-their-associations-with-planned-and-actual-modes-of-birth
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Yael Benyamini, Maya Lila Molcho, Uzi Dan, Miri Gozlan, Heidi Preis
PROBLEM: Rates of medical interventions in childbirth have greatly increased in the Western world. BACKGROUND: Women's attitudes affect their birth choices. AIM: To assess women's attitudes towards the medicalization of childbirth and their associations with women's background as well as their fear of birth and planned and unplanned modes of birth. METHODS: This longitudinal observational study included 836 parous woman recruited at women's health centres and natural birth communities in Israel...
April 20, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427542/recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Helena Ribeiro Fortes, Felipe Mussi von Ranke, Dante Luiz Escuissato, Cesar Augusto Araujo Neto, Gláucia Zanetti, Bruno Hochhegger, Carolina Althoff Souza, Edson Marchiori
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a benign disease of the upper aero-digestive tract caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which affects children and young adults. The aim of this review is to describe the main etiological, epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and treatment aspects of RRP. Most infections in children occur at birth, during passage through the birth canals of contaminated mothers. In adults, HPV is transmitted sexually. Papillomas usually appear as exophytic nodules, primarily in the larynx, but occasionally involving the nasopharynx, tracheobronchial tree, and pulmonary parenchyma...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426519/toward-a-universal-antiretroviral-regimen-special-considerations-of-pregnancy-and-breast-feeding
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Amy L Slogrove, Polly Clayden, Elaine J Abrams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As optimized antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are prepared for introduction in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC), we consider the current evidence related to dosing, efficacy and safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding of next-generation first-line and second-line ART regimens proposed for imminent introduction in the global marketplace. RECENT FINDINGS: Pregnancy pharmacokinetic considerations include potentially insufficient efavirenz exposure if dosed at 400 mg/day, the need for twice daily darunavir dosing and the paucity of data related to tenofovir alafenamide and dolutegravir dosing, safety and efficacy...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426160/assessment-and-support-during-early-labour-for-improving-birth-outcomes
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Shinobu Kobayashi, Nobutsugu Hanada, Masayo Matsuzaki, Kenji Takehara, Erika Ota, Hatoko Sasaki, Chie Nagata, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: The progress of labour in the early or latent phase is usually slow and may include painful uterine contractions. Women may feel distressed and lose their confidence during this phase. Support and assessment interventions have been assessed in two previous Cochrane Reviews. This review updates and replaces these two reviews, which have become out of date. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of assessment and support interventions for women during early labour...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419084/neonatal-resuscitation-in-global-health-settings-an-examination-of-the-past-to-prepare-for-the-future
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REVIEW
Beena D Kamath-Rayne, Sara K Berkelhamer, K C Ashish, Hege L Ersdal, Susan Niermeyer
BACKGROUND: As rates of childhood mortality decline, neonatal deaths account for nearly half of under-5 deaths worldwide. Intrapartum-related events (birth asphyxia) contribute to approximately one-quarter of neonatal deaths, many of which can be prevented by simple resuscitation and newborn care interventions. METHODS: This paper reviews various lines of research that have influenced the global neonatal resuscitation landscape. A brief situational analysis of asphyxia-related newborn mortality in low-resource settings is linked to renewed efforts to reduce neonatal mortality in the Every Newborn Action Plan...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414605/use-of-a-novel-surgical-approach-for-treatment-of-complete-bilateral-membranous-choanal-atresia-in-an-alpaca-cria
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Karine Pader, Patrick M Burns, Anne-Claire Brisville, Marjolaine Rousseau, Laurent Blond, Geoffrey Truchetti, Hélène Lardé, Catherine Lapointe, David Francoz
CASE DESCRIPTION A 4-hour-old 6.3-kg (13.9-lb) female alpaca cria was evaluated because of severe respiratory distress and difficulty nursing since birth. CLINICAL FINDINGS The cria had open-mouth breathing and cyanotic membranes, with no airflow evident from either nostril. Supplemental oxygen was delivered, and the patient was anesthetized and intubated orotracheally; a CT evaluation of the head confirmed bilateral membranous obstruction of the nasal cavities, consistent with complete bilateral choanal atresia...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413896/congenital-malformations-palliative-care-and-postnatal-redirection-to-more-intensive-treatment-a-review-at-a-swiss-tertiary-center
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Ulrich Pfeifer, Deborah Gubler, Eva Bergstraesser, Dirk Bassler
PURPOSE: The so-called lethal malformations pose ethical challenges. Most affected fetuses die before or at birth. Live-born neonates commonly receive palliative care. If the postnatal course is better than expected, redirection towards more treatment may occur. We aimed to analyze this in a Swiss patient cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 6 years, fetal malformation was suspected in 1113 cases. We identified patients prenatally assigned to palliative care, assessed pre- and postnatal diagnoses, and outcomes...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406870/the-effect-of-acupressure-applied-to-point-li4-on-perceived-labor-pains
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Yasemin Hamlacı, Saadet Yazici
Controlling labor pain is one of the basic goals for caregivers during the birthing process. There are many pharmacological and nonpharmacological methods that are used for controlling pain and helping the mother to cope with pain and have a favorable labor. The study was planned as a randomized, controlled experimental study to detect the effect of acupressure applied to Point LI4 on perceived labor pains. The study sample comprised 88 pregnant women (44 acupressure group, 44 control group), who complied with the study guidelines, agreed with the conditions of the study, and signed the informed consent...
May 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404229/-we-don-t-know-we-ve-never-had-anybody-like-you-before-barriers-to-perinatal-care-for-women-with-physical-disabilities
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Lesley A Tarasoff
BACKGROUND: While more women with physical disabilities are becoming mothers, many encounter barriers to perinatal care and experience poor outcomes. Little is known about the perinatal care experiences and outcomes of women with physical disabilities in Canada. OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study sought to understand the perinatal care experiences and outcomes of women with physical disabilities in one Canadian province, with an emphasis on identifying barriers to care...
April 5, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403467/development-of-social-and-demographic-differences-in-maternal-smoking-between-1999-and-2014-in-norway
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Liv Grøtvedt, Liv Grimstvedt Kvalvik, Else-Karin Grøholt, Rupali Akerkar, Grace M Egeland
Introduction: The Medical Birth Registry of Norway provides national coverage of all births in Norway. In this study trends of smoking at the beginning of pregnancy and the variation of these trends across different sociodemographic groups are analyzed. This knowledge is important for planning interventions both in the general population and specifically among pregnant women. Methods: All births registered in Medical Birth Registry of Norway 1999-2014 with information on mothers' smoking status were included in the overall analyses of the smoking trends (806 298)...
May 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401195/live-birth-pregnancy-outcome-after-first-in-vitro-fertilization-treatment-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-isolated-high-positive-iga-anti-%C3%AE-2glycoprotein-i-antibodies-a-case-report
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Hristina Andreeva, Marit Seip, Stanislava Koycheva
IgA anti-β2glycoprotein I antibodies (IgA-anti-β2GPI) seems to be the most prevalent isotype in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with a significant association to thrombotic events. Both SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) can be associated with implantation failure, fetal loss and obstetric complications. Recent reports highlight the clinical value of IgA-anti-β2GPI determination in supporting in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and IVF pregnancy outcomes. We report a 36-year-old female diagnosed with SLE, endometriosis and unexplained infertility...
January 2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400349/the-level-of-using-family-planning-methods-and-factors-that-influence-the-preference-of-methods-in-the-konya-meram-area
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Zeynep Öztürk İnal, Hasan Ali İnal, Hasan Küçükkendirci, Ayla Sargın Oruç
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to determine the level of contraceptive method use and the factors that influence the preference of method among women of reproductive age that live in Meram, the central district of Konya. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Parameters such as the age, duration of marriage, the number of pregnancies and births, socioeconomic status, education level, and preferred contraceptive method of the women that applied to the family planning outpatient clinic of our hospital over a five-year period between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015 were recorded and evaluated...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398706/can-we-rely-on-pharmacy-claims-databases-to-ascertain-maternal-use-of-medications-during-pregnancy
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Jin-Ping Zhao, Odile Sheehy, Jessica Gorgui, Anick Bérard
BACKGROUND: Administrative databases are increasingly used to measure drug exposure in perinatal pharmacoepidemiology. We aimed to estimate the concordance between records of prescriptions filled in pharmacies and self-reported drug use during pregnancy. METHODS: Data on self-reported medication use were collected at each trimester of pregnancy among a sub-sample from the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists Antidepressants in Pregnancy Cohort. Women were eligible if they were Quebec resident and provided their pharmacist's contact information...
April 3, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
#17
REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398523/transitions-in-pregnancy-planning-in-women-recruited-for-a-large-prospective-cohort-study
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U Luderer, T Li, J P Fine, R F Hamman, J B Stanford, D Baker
STUDY QUESTION: Do the rates at which women transition among different intensities of pregnancy planning vary with age, marital status and race/ethnicity? SUMMARY ANSWER: Rates of transition from low or moderate pregnancy probability groups (PPGs) to higher PPGs vary by age, marital status and race/ethnicity. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The design of prospective studies of the effects of pre- and peri-conception exposures on fecundity, pregnancy and children's health is challenging because at any specific time only a small percentage of reproductive age women is attempting to conceive...
April 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397676/-focus-on-nutrition-improves-the-effect-of-rehabilitation-in-geriatric-patients
#19
Anne Marie Beck, Birthe Stenbæk Hansen
As a consequence of the loss of physical function more than half of the geriatric patients are discharged with a physical rehabilitation plan. Only a few patients are, however, discharged with a nutritional rehabilitation plan. Data suggest that about 60% of the geriatric patients who are discharged with a physical rehabilitation plan never start the rehabilitation, often due to readmissions. Presumably, this figure could be lowered if a nutritional intervention was initiated. Hence, geriatric patients discharged with a physical rehabilitation plan should simultaneously be discharged with a nutritional rehabilitation plan...
February 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392581/ultrasound-versus-clinical-examination-to-estimate-fetal-weight-at-term
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Jan-Simon Lanowski, Gabriele Lanowski, Cordula Schippert, Kristina Drinkut, Peter Hillemanns, Ismini Staboulidou
Introduction At term, fetal weight estimation is an important factor for decisions about the delivery mode and the timing of labor induction. This study aimed to compare the accuracy of abdominal palpation with that of ultrasound performed by different examiners to estimate fetal weight. The study investigated whether differences in the examiners' training affected fetal weight estimates. The accuracy of the weight estimates made for fetuses with extreme birth weights was also evaluated. Finally, the accuracy of Johnson's method and of Insler and Bernstein's formula for estimating fetal weight were compared with the other two methods...
March 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
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