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Josep Estadella, Laura Villamarín, Anna Feliu, Josep Perelló, Joaquim Calaf
Iron deficiency anemia is the most frequent cause of anemia world-wide and is a very common disorder in daily medical practice. Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) and pregnancy and delivery can cause significant iron loss leading to severe anemia The aim of the present study was to characterize the population requiring intravenous iron and identify whether gynecological and obstetric iron loss are frequent indications for treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Restrospective, single center study performed in a tertiary level university hospital from January 2014 to December 2016...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Kinke Lommerse, Marian Knight, Manisha Nair, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Thomas van den Akker
Poor maternal mental health is an important contributor to maternal mortality, which remains a global health priority as expressed in the sustainable development goals. Although underreported and neglected, psychiatric disorders in pregnant women or following childbirth have been shown to increase the risk of death from obstetric and medical conditions in pregnancy and puerperium as well as suicide up to one year postpartum (1,2). Therefore, increased attention to maternal mental health is needed. Many maternal suicides are preventable...
March 12, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Matheus Schimidt Evangelista, Karina Slompo, Jorge Rufino Ribas Timi
Venous thromboembolism events are important causes of maternal death during pregnancy and the postpartum period worldwide. A review of the literature with the objective of evaluating venous thromboembolism events in the puerperium according to the route of delivery was performed through a bibliographic survey in the Medline, LILACS and Scielo databases. We observed that patients submitted to cesarean sections present a significantly higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism when compared with those who undergo spontaneous vaginal delivery...
February 23, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Calero, Ismael Fernandez-Fernandez, Luis Javier Molero-Ballester, Catalina Matamalas-Massanet, Luis Moreno-Mejias, Joan Ernest de Pedro-Gomez, Ian Blanco-Mavillard, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio
INTRODUCTION: Patients with difficult venous access experience undesirable effects during healthcare, such as delayed diagnosis and initiation of treatment, stress and pain related to the technique and reduced satisfaction. This study aims to identify risk factors with which to model the appearance of difficulty in achieving peripheral venous puncture in hospital treatment. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Case-control study. We will include adult patients requiring peripheral venous cannulation in eight public hospitals, excluding those in emergency situations and women in childbirth or during puerperium...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Hian Yan Voon, Ming Cheng Chai, Ling Yien Hii, Rafaie Amin, Haris Njoo Suharjono
Strategies to prevent mortality from obstetric venous thromboembolism begin with identification, risk stratification and subsequently, implementation of prophylactic measures. We sought to identify the burden of pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis in postpartum women, including the main clinical indications and its uptake in a multireligious population, with Islam as the official religion. A total of 2514 deliveries between 1st January to 31st December 2016, across three centres in Malaysia were reviewed retrospectively from hospital-based registries...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Affette M McCaw-Binns, Leroy V Campbell, Simone S Spence
OBJECTIVE: Describe trends in indirect cause-specific pregnancy-related mortality from 1998-2015. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of annual, national cross-sectional database of maternal and late maternal deaths, identified through active surveillance of deaths among women 10-50 years. SETTING: Jamaica, a middle-income Caribbean country. POPULATION: Maternal and late maternal deaths. METHODS: Descriptive trend analyses of demographic and cause-specific maternal and pregnancy-related mortality ratios undertaken comparing the periods 1998-2003, 2004-9 and 2010-15...
February 8, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hans Raj Pahadiya, Manoj Lakhotia, Akanksha Choudhary, Sukhdev Choudhary
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July 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout, Julita Gil Cuesta, Jason Echavez Abello, Juan Mari Isiderio, Maria Lourdes de Lara-Banquesio, Debarati Guha-Sapir
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the short-term impact of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall, on the pattern of admissions in two hospitals in Eastern Visayas, the Philippines. METHODS: This study took place at Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) in Tacloban, and Ormoc District Hospital (ODH) in Ormoc. We determined whether there were differences in the pattern of admissions between the week before and the three weeks after Haiyan by using information on sex, age, diagnosis, ward and outcome at discharge from patient records...
2018: PloS One
Marina Sousa Gomes, Mariana Guimarães, Nuno Montenegro
BACKGROUND: Changes in the coagulation system during pregnancy and puerperium produce a physiological hypercoagulable state. These changes are thought to be the cause of the higher rates of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and mechanical prosthetic valve thrombosis during pregnancy. Thrombolysis can be a treatment option in this cases. However, there are no available data from randomized controlled trials in pregnant patients and information about the security of thrombolytics in pregnancy is missing...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Beverley J Hunt, Kiran Parmar, Kimberley Horspool, Neil Shephard, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Steve Goodacre
This study aimed to estimate the diagnostic utility of biomarkers for suspected venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy and the puerperium. Research nurses/midwives collected blood samples from 310 pregnant/postpartum women with suspected pulmonary emboli (PE) and 18 with diagnosed deep vein thrombosis (DVT). VTE was diagnosed using imaging, treatment and adverse outcome data. Primary analysis was limited to women with conclusive imaging (36 with VTE, 247 without). The area under the curve (AUC) for each biomarker was: activated partial thromboplastin time 0·669 (95% confidence interval 0·570-0·768), B-type natriuretic peptide 0·549 (0·453-0·645), C-reactive protein 0·542 (0·445-0·639), Clauss fibrinogen 0·589 (0·476-0·701), D-Dimer (by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) 0·668 (0·561-0·776), near-patient D-Dimer 0·651 (0·545-0·758), mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide 0·524 (0·418-0·630), prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 0·562 (0·462-0·661), plasmin-antiplasmin complexes 0·639 (0·536-0·742), prothombin time 0·613 (0·508-0·718), thrombin generation lag time 0·702 (0·598-0·806), thrombin generation endogenous potential 0·559 (0·437-0·681), thrombin generation peak 0·596 (0·478-0·715), thrombin generation time to peak 0·655 (0·541-0·769), soluble tissue factor 0·531 (0·424-0·638) and serum troponin 0·597 (0·499-0·695)...
January 23, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
Junaid Rafi, Haroona Khalil
Retroperitoneal haematomas in obstetrics are uncommon. The causes and pathogenesis of retroperitoneal haematomas lack clarity and the aim of this review is to recognise retroperitoneal haematomas as a separate entity from commonly seen vaginal and pelvic haematomas. It is time to raise awareness among obstetricians to recognise retroperitoneal haematomas as an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality which requires high clinical suspicion and multidisciplinary input. As retroperitoneal haematomas are rare but can cause serious threat to maternal wellbeing, resources should be directed towards their management...
January 2018: JRSM Open
Leena Merdad, Mohamed M Ali
Millennium Development Goal 5 has not been universally achieved, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding whether maternal deaths occur during pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium is important to effectively plan maternal health programs and allocate resources. Our main research objectives are to (1) describe the proportions and rates of mortality for the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods; (2) document how these trends vary by sub-region; and (3) investigate ecological correlations between these rates and maternal care interventions...
2018: PloS One
Rita de Cássia Andrade Neiva Santos, Raimunda Magalhães da Silva, Maria Veraci Oliveira Queiroz, Herla Maria Furtado Jorge, Aline Veras Morais Brilhante
OBJECTIVE: to understand the trajectory of adolescents regarding the first pregnancy, contemplating realities and perspectives. METHOD: qualitative study, based on the Schütz theoretical framework, with 30 adolescents assisted in an outpatient clinic for adolescents in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. From the narrative interviews carried out in the first semester of 2013, in the return for the first consultation of the puerperium, the communicative processes were identified, the central ideas and units of meanings expressed in the themes were abstracted: I was dating and became pregnant; realities and perspectives...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Kyu Kyu Than, Khaing Nwe Tin, Thazin La, Kyaw Soe Thant, Theingi Myint, James G Beeson, Stanley Luchters, Alison Morgan
BACKGROUND: An estimated 282 women die for every 100,000 live births in Myanmar, most due to preventable causes. Auxiliary Midwives (AMWs) in Myanmar are responsible for providing a package of care during pregnancy and childbirth to women in rural hard to reach areas where skilled birth attendants (Midwives) are not accessible. This study aims to examine the role of AMWs in Myanmar and to assess the current practices of three proposed essential maternal interventions (oral supplement distribution to pregnant women; administration of misoprostol to prevent postpartum haemorrhage; management of puerperal sepsis with oral antibiotics) in order to facilitate a formal integration of these tasks to AMWs in Myanmar...
January 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
Karolina Maliszewska, Małgorzata Świątkowska-Freund, Mariola Bidzan, Preis Krzysztof
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the likelihood of postpartum depression and to explore maternal characteristics in terms of personality, social support and other medical and psychological data. METHODS: A sample of 548 patients was investigated 4 weeks and 3 months after delivery. They responded to questionnaires containing sociodemographic questions: the EPDS (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale), the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire-9), theNEO-FFI (Personality Inventory), and the BSSS (Berlin Social Support Scales)...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
Deyuan Zhu, Puyuan Zhao, Nan Lv, Qiang Li, Yibin Fang, Zhe Li, Hongjian Zhang, Guoli Duan, Bo Hong, Yi Xu, Jianmin Liu, Qinghai Huang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Whether the rupture risk of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is higher during pregnancy and puerperium remains controversial. This study aimed to compare the risk of rupture in pregnant and non-pregnant female patients with AVM in a singer-center series and assess current evidence regarding the rupture risk of AVM during pregnancy and puerperium by pooled data analysis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed female patients with AVM in our center from January 2006 to August 2017...
December 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Chong Zhang, Mei-Ying Liang, Xue Xu, Xue-Wu Zhang, Shi Chen
AIM: This study was conducted to examine the clinical characteristics of new-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during pregnancy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all pregnancies in patients with SLE managed at The People's Hospital of Peking University from 2008 to 2015. In total, 97 pregnancies were identified and studied, 22 of which were first diagnosed with SLE during pregnancy or puerperium. RESULTS: New-onset SLE mainly occurred during the first and second pregnancy trimesters...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Roonak Shahoei, Farzaneh Zaheri, Lila Hashemi Nasab, Fariba Ranaei
Background: Childbirth and puerperium are of the most important periods in women's lives and can affect different aspects of their lives. Objective: To determine the effect of perineal massage in the second stage of labor on perineal lacerations, episiotomy, and perineal pain in nulliparous women. Methods: This randomization clinical trial was conducted at Be'sat Hospital in Sanandaj, Iran, from 2013 to 2014. A total of 195 nulliparous women were included in the study...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
Alex Rabinovich, Keren Holtzman, Ilana Shoham-Vardi, Moshe Mazor, Offer Erez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between oligohydramnios and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in a unique cohort of preterm pre-eclamptic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective matched case-control study comparing 81 preterm parturients (28 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks) with pre-eclampsia and oligohydramnios to 81 preterm pre-eclamptic patients with a normal amniotic fluid index (AFI). RESULTS: About 4...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Amerigo Vitagliano, Marco Noventa, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Gabriele Saccone, Salvatore Gizzo, Shara Borgato, Salvatore Giovannni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà, Giovanni Battista Nardelli, Pietro Salvatore Litta, Carlo Saccardi
PURPOSE: The influence of pregnancy on uterine fibroid size still remains an unsolved dilemma. Basing on current knowledge, physicians are not able to inform patients about the likelihood of uterine fibroids to modify their size during pregnancy. Study aim was to summarize available evidence concerning the size modifications of uterine fibroids during each trimester of pregnancy and during puerperium. METHODS: The review was reported following the PRISMA guidelines and registered in PROSPERO (registration number: CRD42017071117)...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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