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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075507/labour-induction-near-term-for-women-aged-35-or-over-an-economic-evaluation
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Kate F Walker, Melina Dritsaki, George Bugg, Marion Macpherson, Carol McCormick, Nicky Grace, Chris Wildsmith, Lucy Bradshaw, Gordon Cs Smith, James G Thornton
OBJECTIVE: Induction of labour at 39 weeks for nulliparous women aged 35 years and over may prevent stillbirths and does not increase caesarean births, so it may be popular. But the overall costs and benefits of such a policy have not been compared. DESIGN: A cost-utility analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial (the 35/39 trial). SETTING: Obstetric departments of 38 UK National Health Service hospitals and one UK primary care trust...
January 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068929/are-freestanding-midwifery-units-a-safe-alternative-to-obstetric-units-for-low-risk-primiparous-childbirth-an-analysis-of-effect-differences-by-parity-in-a-matched-cohort-study
#2
Louise Fischer Christensen, Charlotte Overgaard
BACKGROUND: Intrapartum complications and the use of obstetric interventions are more common in primiparous childbirth than in multiparous childbirth, leading to concern about out of hospital birth for primiparous women. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the effect of birthplace on perinatal and maternal morbidity and the use of obstetric interventions differed by parity among low-risk women intending to give birth in a freestanding midwifery unit or in an obstetric unit in the North Denmark Region...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050900/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-waiting-for-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-at-term-37-weeks-or-more
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REVIEW
Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Vicki Flenady, Rosemary D McBain, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is managed expectantly or by planned early birth. It is not clear if waiting for birth to occur spontaneously is better than intervening, e.g. by inducing labour. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of planned early birth (immediate intervention or intervention within 24 hours) when compared with expectant management (no planned intervention within 24 hours) for women with term PROM on maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049522/paradox-of-the-institution-findings-from-a-hospital-labour-ward-ethnography
#4
Elizabeth C Newnham, Lois V McKellar, Jan I Pincombe
BACKGROUND: Interest in the influence of culture on birth practices is on the rise, and with it comes a sense of urgency to implement practices that aid the normalisation and humanisation of birth. This groundswell is occurring despite a broader cultural milieu of escalating technology-use and medicalisation of birth across the globe. Against this background, rates of epidural analgesia use by women in labour are increasing, despite the risk of side effects. Socio-cultural norms and beliefs are likely to influence pain relief choices but there is currently scant research on this topic...
January 3, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990163/the-effect-of-epidural-analgesia-on-the-delivery-outcome-of-induced-labour-a-retrospective-case-series
#5
Angeliki Antonakou, Dimitrios Papoutsis
Objective. To investigate whether the use of epidural analgesia during induced labour was a risk factor for instrumental vaginal delivery and caesarean section (CS) delivery. Study Design. This was a retrospective case series of primigravidae women being induced at term for all indications with a normal body mass index (BMI) at booking and under the age of 40 years. Results. We identified 1,046 women who fulfilled the inclusion criteria of which 31.2% had an epidural analgesia. Those with an epidural analgesia had significantly greater maternal age, higher BMI, greater percentage of oxytocin usage, and a longer first and second stage of labour...
2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986648/associations-between-maternal-characteristics-and-women-s-responses-to-acupuncture-during-labour-a-secondary-analysis-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Linda Vixner, Erica Schytt, Lena B Mårtensson
BACKGROUND: Patient characteristics are modulators of pain experience after acupuncture treatment for chronic pain. Whether this also applies to labour pain is unknown. AIM: To examine for associations between maternal characteristics and response to acupuncture in terms of labour pain intensity in close proximity to the treatment (within 60 min) and over a longer time period (up to 240 min), and whether or not epidural analgesia is used, before and after adjustment for obstetric status upon admission to the labour ward...
December 16, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955688/the-respite-trial-remifentanil-intravenously-administered-patient-controlled-analgesia-pca-versus-pethidine-intramuscular-injection-for-pain-relief-in-labour-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Matthew Wilson, Christine MacArthur, Fang Gao Smith, Leanne Homer, Kelly Handley, Jane Daniels
BACKGROUND: The commonest opioid used for pain relief in labour is pethidine (meperidine); however, its effectiveness has long been challenged and the drug has known side effects including maternal sedation, nausea and potential transfer across the placenta to the foetus. Over a third of women receiving pethidine require an epidural due to inadequate pain relief. Epidural analgesia increases the risk of an instrumental vaginal delivery and its associated effects. Therefore, there is a clear need for a safe, effective, alternative analgesic to pethidine...
December 12, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918616/nitric-oxide-donors-for-cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Arpita Ghosh, Katherine R Lattey, Anthony J Kelly
BACKGROUND: Sometimes it is necessary to bring on labour artificially because of safety concerns for the mother or baby. This review is one of a series of reviews of methods of labour induction using a standardised protocol. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of NO donors (isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN), isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN), nitroglycerin and sodium nitroprusside) for third trimester cervical ripening or induction of labour, in comparison with placebo or no treatment or other treatments from a predefined hierarchy...
5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855515/influence-of-obstetrical-events-on-satisfaction-and-anxiety-during-childbirth-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
#9
Lucia Floris, Olivier Irion, Delphine Courvoisier
The aim of this study was to investigate the feelings of anxiety and satisfaction among 79 primiparas who had uncomplicated pregnancies, at the time of hospital admission and after birth, considering the mode of delivery, analgesia, and pain levels. Questionnaires were completed at admission to the hospital and two months after delivery, using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) state scale and the Labour Agentry Scale. The mean (SD) STAI state score was higher at admission (36.7 (10.7)) than 4 months after childbirth (32...
November 17, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849306/eisenmenger-syndrome-in-pregnancy
#10
Shi-Min Yuan
Eisenmenger syndrome is very rare in pregnant women. Debates remain concerning the management of Eisenmenger syndrome in this patient population and the prognosis is unclear in terms of maternal and fetoneonatal outcomes. Epidural analgesia is preferred for Cesarean section as it alleviates perioperative pain and reduces the pulmonary and systemic vascular resistances. Maternal mortality in the presence of Eisenmenger syndrome is reported as 30-50% and even up to 65% in those with Cesarean section. The major causes of death could be hypovolemia, thromboembolism and preeclampsia...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821464/safety-of-labour-and-delivery-following-closures-of-obstetric-services-in-small-community-hospitals
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Jennifer A Hutcheon, Corinne A Riddell, Erin C Strumpf, Lily Lee, Sam Harper
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, many smaller hospitals in British Columbia, Canada, have stopped providing planned obstetric services. We examined the effect of these service closures on the labour and delivery outcomes of pregnant women living in affected communities. METHODS: We used maternal postal codes to identify delivery records (1998-2014) of women residing in a community affected by service closure. The records were obtained from the British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry...
November 7, 2016: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816738/epidural-analgesia-during-labour-routinely-or-on-request-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
#12
Kimberley Bonouvrié, Anouk van den Bosch, Frans J M E Roumen, Sander M van Kuijk, Jan G Nijhuis, Silvia M A A Evers, Martine M L H Wassen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness of routine labour epidural analgesia (EA), from a societal perspective, as compared with labour analgesia on request. STUDY DESIGN: Women delivering of a singleton in cephalic presentation beyond 36+0 weeks' gestation were randomly allocated to routine labour EA or analgesia on request in one university and one non-university teaching hospital in the Netherlands. Costs included all medical, non-medical and indirect costs from randomisation to 6 weeks postpartum...
December 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799176/i-v-paracetamol-as-an-adjunct-to-patient-controlled-epidural-analgesia-with-levobupivacaine-and-fentanyl-in-labour-a-randomized-controlled-study
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K Gupta, S Mitra, S Kazal, R Saroa, V Ahuja, P Goel
BACKGROUND: Use of i.v. paracetamol for postoperative pain is well documented, but it is unclear if it can reduce the consumption of opioids during patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) in labouring parturients. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in a tertiary care hospital, (80)parturients were randomly assigned to two groups of 40 each, to receive either 1000 mg (100 ml) i.v. paracetamol or 100 ml normal saline as placebo, 30 min before the procedure...
November 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771320/-no-pain-no-gain-the-experience-of-women-using-sterile-water-injections
#14
Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea, Helen Stapleton
PROBLEM/BACKGROUND: Sterile water injections (SWI) are gaining popularity amongst women and midwives for the relief of back pain in labour. However the brief but intense pain associated with the injection has been cited as a deterrent to use and may negatively affect the birth experience. AIM: To explore women's experiences of using sterile water injections as analgesia for back pain in labour. DESIGN: A qualitative study, which generated data through individual semi-structured interviews with postnatal women...
October 19, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750477/patient-controlled-epidural-analgesia-for-labour-in-a-patient-after-ross-procedure-for-congenital-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#15
Satoshi Toyama, Yugo Tagaito, Megumi Shimoyama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726918/anaesthetic-management-of-parturients-with-univentricular-congenital-heart-disease-and-the-fontan-operation
#16
R S Monteiro, D P Dob, M R Cauldwell, M A Gatzoulis
Women with a single ventricle circulation palliated with the Fontan operation require specialist multidisciplinary management. We report 14 such cases with successful pregnancies and detail the pathophysiology encountered. A combined obstetric and cardiac service between Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital provides care for women with heart disease, and maintains a prospective database of referred women. We searched this database for women with a known Fontan circulation and reviewed the case notes and electronic patient records between January 1994 and December 2015...
December 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718435/suspected-total-spinal-in-patient-having-emergent-caesarean-section-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
H Virgin, E Oddby, J G Jakobsson
INTRODUCTION: Epidural analgesia is commonly used for management of pain during childbirth. Need for emergent Caesarean section e.g. because of signs of foetal distress or lack of progress is however not an uncommon event. In females having an established epidural; general anaesthesia, top-up of the epidural or putting a spinal are all possible options. Dosing of the spinal anaesthesia in females having epidural is a matter of discussion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a healthy 32 years, 0 para mother in gestation week 36 having labour epidural analgesia but due to foetal distress scheduled for an emergent Caesarean section category 2 that developed upper extremity weakness and respiratory depression after administration of standard dose high density bupivacaine/morphine/fentanyl intrathecal anaesthesia...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701372/may-pre-procedure-neuroaxial-ultrasound-improve-the-identification-of-potential-epidural-space-when-compared-with-anatomical-landmarks-a-prospective-randomized-study
#18
Paolo Perna, Antonio Gioia, Riccardo Ragazzi, Carlo A Volta, Massimo Innamorato
BACKGROUND: Regional epidural analgesia is considered the gold standard for pain treatment in labour but the epidural catheter placement may be a difficult procedure because of the difficulty in anatomical landmarks palpation. These difficulties increase in pregnant women. Pre-procedure neuroaxial ultrasound may facilitate the procedure. METHODS: Prospectic randomized controlled study conducted in the Labour Ward. We randomized two groups of women undergoing epidural analgesia: Group A (28 patients), with loss of resistance technique and Group B (30 patients) with US assisted procedure...
October 4, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668095/epidural-analgesia-with-ropivacaine-during-labour-in-a-patient-with-a-scn5a-gene-mutation
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A L M J van der Knijff-van Dortmont, M Dirckx, J J Duvekot, J W Roos-Hesselink, A Gonzalez Candel, C D van der Marel, G P Scoones, V F R Adriaens, I J J Dons-Sinke
SCN5A gene mutations can lead to ion channel defects which can cause cardiac conduction disturbances. In the presence of specific ECG characteristics, this mutation is called Brugada syndrome. Many drugs are associated with adverse events, making anesthesia in patients with SCN5A gene mutations or Brugada syndrome challenging. In this case report, we describe a pregnant patient with this mutation who received epidural analgesia using low dose ropivacaine and sufentanil during labour.
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608347/anaesthetists-experiences-with-the-early-labour-epidural-recommendation-for-obese-parturients-a-qualitative-study
#20
V A Eley, L K Callaway, A A J van Zundert, J Lipman, C Gallois
Caring for obese pregnant women presents challenges for all medical professionals. Despite a lack of supporting evidence, expert opinion and international guidelines suggest early labour epidural insertion for obese women. Anecdotally this is not supported by all anaesthetists. This qualitative study explored the experiences of anaesthetists regarding early epidural analgesia in obese parturients, to answer the research question: Are anaesthetists consistent in how they apply early epidural analgesia in obese parturients? Personal in-depth interviews with 42 specialist anaesthetists working in south-east Queensland, Australia, were completed between February and April, 2015...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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