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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768662/immersion-in-water-during-labour-and-birth
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REVIEW
Elizabeth R Cluett, Ethel Burns, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around neonatal water inhalation, increased requirement for admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), maternal and/or neonatal infection, and obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). This is an update of a review last published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of water immersion during labour and/or birth (first, second and third stage of labour) on women and their infants...
May 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758989/the-double-hazard-of-bleeding-and-thrombosis-in-hemostasis-from-a-clinical-point-of-view-a-global-assessment-by-rotational-thromboelastometry-rotem
#2
Olga Meltem Akay
Hemostasis is a complex dynamic process involving bleeding and thrombosis as two end-points. Conventional coagulation tests which are measured in plasma examine only isolated portions of the coagulation cascade, thereby giving no information on important interactions essential to the clinical evaluation of hemostatic function. Thromboelastography (TEG), originally described in 1948 has improved over the decades and become a valuable tool of coagulation testing because of the limitations of standard coagulation tests...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727829/maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-by-planned-place-of-birth-among-women-with-low-risk-pregnancies-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Vanessa L Scarf, Chris Rossiter, Saraswathi Vedam, Hannah G Dahlen, David Ellwood, Della Forster, Maralyn J Foureur, Helen McLachlan, Jeremy Oats, David Sibbritt, Charlene Thornton, Caroline S E Homer
BACKGROUND: The comparative safety of different birth settings is widely debated. Comparing research across high-income countries is complex, given differences in maternity service provision, data discrepancies, and varying research techniques and quality. Studies of births planned at home or in birth centres have reported both better and poorer outcomes than planned hospital births. Previous systematic reviews have focused on outcomes from either birth centres or home births, with inconsistent attention to quality appraisal...
April 3, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694406/impact-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-on-clinical-decision-making-at-an-urban-emergency-department-in-tanzania
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Teri Ann Reynolds, Stas Amato, Irene Kulola, Chuan-Jay Jeffrey Chen, Juma Mfinanga, Hendry Robert Sawe
BACKGROUND: Point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) is an efficient, inexpensive, safe, and portable imaging modality that can be particularly useful in resource-limited settings. However, its impact on clinical decision making in such settings has not been well studied. The objective of this study is to describe the utilization and impact of PoCUS on clinical decision making at an urban emergency department in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. METHODS: This was a prospective descriptive cross-sectional study of patients receiving PoCUS at Muhimbili National Hospital's Emergency Medical Department (MNH EMD)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682374/delayed-appearance-of-a-traumatic-fetal-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Kelly Yamasato, Nicole Kurata, Dena Towner
Background: Fetal intracranial injury is a potentially devastating sequelae of maternal trauma, but there is little guidance regarding fetal evaluation in this setting. Case: A 23-year-old woman at 27-week gestation was admitted after a high-speed motor vehicle accident. The initial obstetrical ultrasound was unremarkable, but persistently minimal fetal heart rate variability was observed. Ultrasound on day 3 after the accident showed an intracranial hyperechogenic lesion and subdural fluid collection...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660502/the-place-of-fibrinogen-concentrates-in-the-management-of-perioperative-bleeding-a-position-paper-from-the-francophone-working-group-on-perioperative-hemostasis-gihp
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REVIEW
Charles Marc Samama, Brigitte Ickx, Yves Ozier, Annick Steib, Sophie Susen, Anne Godier
The consumption of fibrinogen concentrates has been increasing steadily for several years in surgery, trauma and obstetrics. However, data from the literature are conflicting. The French Working Group on Perioperative Haemostasis (GIHP) proposes a position paper based on a narrative review of the literature, and addresses the following questions: - What is the exact role of fibrinogen in haemostasis? - Which rational support for the use of perioperative fibrinogen? - Which thrombotic risk? - What are the most recent professional recommendations on the use of fibrinogen concentrates? Then, evidence-based recommendations are proposed: 1 - It is suggested not to administer prophylactic FC to prevent haemorrhage...
April 13, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649339/pathogenic-factors-associated-with-development-of-disseminated-intravascular-coagulopathy-dic-in-a-tertiary-academic-hospital-in-south-africa
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Elizabeth S Mayne, Anthony L H Mayne, Susan J Louw
INTRODUCTION: Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) is a thrombotic microangiopathy arising from consumption of both coagulation factors and platelets. DIC is triggered by a number of clinical conditions including severe infection, trauma and obstetric complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of the underlying condition is paramount. A high clinical index of suspicion is needed to ensure that patients at risk of developing DIC are appropriately investigated. METHODS: In order to establish the clinical conditions most frequently associated with DIC, we reviewed all DIC screens received at a tertiary hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa over a 1 year period...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589039/blunt-traumatic-injury-during-pregnancy-a-descriptive-analysis-from-a-level-1-trauma-center
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Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar, Brijesh Sathian, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Sam Thomas, Monira Mollazehi, Maryam Al-Sulaiti, Husham Abdelrahman
PURPOSE: The precise incidence of trauma in pregnancy is not well-known, but trauma is estimated to complicate nearly 1 in 12 pregnancies and it is the leading non-obstetrical cause of maternal death. METHODS: A retrospective study of all pregnant women presented to national level 1 trauma center from July 2013 to June 2015 was conducted. Descriptive and inferential statistics applied for data analysis. RESULTS: Across the study period, a total of 95 pregnant women were presented to the trauma center...
March 27, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584463/do-we-still-need-cryoprecipitate-cryoprecipitate-and-fibrinogen-concentrate-as-treatments-for-major-hemorrhage-how-do-they-compare
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Alex Novak, Simon J Stanworth, Nicola Curry
Major hemorrhage is a source of significant mortality and morbidity worldwide. Identification and characterization of coagulation impairment associated with major hemorrhage has suggested a key role for fibrinogen deficiency, however the optimum mode of replacement of fibrinogen remains unclear, and standardized major hemorrhage protocols may overlook context-dependent variations in individual patients' clotting derangement. Areas covered: This paper examines the current practice and evidence regarding the role of different modes of fibrinogen replacement in major hemorrhage in 3 distinct clinical settings: trauma, obstetric hemorrhage, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage with associated liver disease...
May 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547425/are-short-subspecialty-courses-the-educational-answer
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Faye M Evans, Juan C Duarte, Carolina Haylock Loor, Wayne Morriss
There is an urgent need to train more anesthesia providers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). There is also a need to provide more educational opportunities in subspecialty areas of anesthetic practice such as trauma management, pain management, obstetric anesthesia, and pediatric anesthesia. Together, these subspecialty areas make up a large proportion of the clinical workload in LMICs. In these countries, the quality of education may be variable, there may be few teachers, and opportunities for continued learning and mentorship are rare...
April 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524772/-a-worse-nightmare-than-expected-a-swedish-qualitative-study-of-women-s-experiences-two-months-after-obstetric-anal-sphincter-muscle-injury
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Maria Lindqvist, Margareta Persson, Margareta Nilsson, Eva Uustal, Inger Lindberg
OBJECTIVE: this study explores women's experiences of the first two months after obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) during childbirth with a focus on problematic recovery. METHODS: this qualitative study used inductive qualitative content analysis to investigate open-ended responses from 1248 women. The data consists of short and comprehensive written responses to open-ended questions focusing on recovery in the national quality register, the Perineal Laceration Register, two months after OASIS at childbirth...
June 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500215/temporal-trends-in-severe-maternal-and-neonatal-trauma-during-childbirth-a-population-based-observational-study
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Qi Wen, Giulia M Muraca, Joseph Ting, Sarah Coad, Kenneth I Lim, Sarka Lisonkova
OBJECTIVE: Instrumental vaginal delivery is associated with birth trauma to infant and obstetric trauma to mother. As caesarean delivery rates increased during the past decades, the rate of instrumental vaginal delivery declined. We examined concomitant temporal changes in the rates of severe birth trauma and maternal obstetric trauma. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: All hospital singleton live births in Washington State, USA, 2004-2013, excluding breech delivery...
March 2, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492141/management-of-obstructive-hydrocephalus-in-pregnant-patient
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Murat Şakir Ekşi, Ahmet Öğrenci, Osman Ersegun Batçık, Orkun Koban
De novo obstructive hydrocephalus is a rare event during pregnancy. There are only case reports presented in literature. We aimed to discuss the pathophysiological basis and management options with an exemplary case presentation and review of the current literature. A 28-year-old G2P1 patient presented to our clinic with headache, vomiting, and deteriorated vision at the 8th week of gestation. She had no history of central nervous system infection or trauma. A brain magnetic resonance imaging was obtained. There was hydrocephalus due to cerebral aqueduct stenosis (Evan's index of 58%)...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489967/augusta-marie-d%C3%A3-jerine-klumpke-much-more-than-just-d%C3%A3-jerine-s-wife
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Eduardo de Almeida Guimarães Nogueira, Vitor Martinez de Carvalho, Marcos Vinicius de Queiroz, Gleysson Rodrigues Rosa, Yara Dadalti Fragoso
Augusta Marie Déjerine-Klumpke (1859-1927) was a formidable neurologist, neuroanatomist and researcher in France. One of the first women to be accepted for medical internship, externship and research in Paris, Augusta made her name studying and teaching anatomy, histology and dissection, attending clinical activities in neurology, obstetrics, pediatrics and neurologic trauma, performing necropsies, and writing scientific papers and book chapters. Her main research in neurology awarded her an eponym for the avulsion of the lowest root of the brachial plexus (Klumpke's palsy)...
February 2018: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480430/could-the-correct-side-of-mediolateral-episiotomy-be-determined-according-to-anal-sphincter-emg
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Vita Začesta, Dace Rezeberga, Haralds Plaudis, Kristina Drusany-Staric, Corrado Cescon
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Mediolateral episiotomy is one of the most frequent surgical interventions performed in obstetrics. There is conflicting evidence as to whether mediolateral episiotomy reduces the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI). Recent studies suggest that functional asymmetry of pelvic floor innervation exists in healthy women and is strongly associated with postpartum incontinence when the trauma occurs on the dominant side of innervation. Mediolateral episiotomy is the most common cause of perineal trauma during delivery, and the surgical incision is usually performed on the mediolateral right side...
February 26, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463389/trauma-in-pregnancy
#16
REVIEW
Christopher Kevin Huls, Corey Detlefs
Trauma is the leading non-obstetric cause of death during pregnancy and approximately 6-8% of all pregnancies are complicated by injury, both accidental and intentional. The initial evaluation and management of the injured pregnant patient often requires a multidisciplinary, collaborative team to provide the optimal outcome for both mother and fetus. It is important to recognize that even minor mechanisms of injury may result in poor outcomes for both fetus and mother. Injured pregnant patients meeting admission criteria experience a progressive increase in the number of complications as well as the number of patients that require delivery...
February 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439891/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-using-a-low-profile-device-is-easy-and-safe-for-emergency-physicians-in-cases-of-life-threatening-hemorrhage
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Takahiro Shoji, Takehiko Tarui, Takashi Igarashi, Yuki Mochida, Hiroyuki Morinaga, Yasuhiko Miyakuni, Yoshitaka Inoue, Yasuhiko Kaita, Hiroshi Miyauchi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from hemorrhagic shock can be immediately controlled by blocking the proximal part of the hemorrhagic point using either resuscitative thoracotomy for aortic cross-clamping or insertion of a large-caliber (10-14Fr) resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) device via the femoral artery. However, such methods are very invasive and have various complications. With recent progress in endovascular treatment, a low-profile REBOA device (7Fr) has been developed...
April 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387867/investigations-of-the-relation-between-birth-trauma-and-pelvic-size-in-females-from-a-medieval-gravesite-from-l%C3%A3-beck
#18
Friederike Jugert, Susanne Hummel, Birgit Grosskopf
This study proposes that female pelvises showing no birth traumata may have had ideal child-bearing bone constitutions, differing significantly in size and shape from those with severe traumata, resulting in advantages during parturition. Based on this assumption, the female pelvises of a late medieval mass grave from Lübeck have been examined in terms of pelvic osteometric standards in obstetrics, morphological aspects, the degree of birth trauma lesions, and the possible effect of age at death on trauma mark severity...
January 31, 2018: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331697/longitudinal-trajectories-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-after-birth-and-associated-risk-factors
#19
Pelin Dikmen-Yildiz, Susan Ayers, Louise Phillips
BACKGROUND: Although longitudinal trajectories of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are well-established in general trauma populations, very little is known about the trajectories of birth-related PTSD. This study aimed to identify trajectories of birth-related PTSD; determine factors associated with each trajectory; and identify women more likely to develop birth-related PTSD. METHOD: 226 women who had traumatic childbirth according to DSM-IV criterion A were drawn from a community sample of 950 women...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318427/mr-neurography-in-traumatic-non-obstetric-paediatric-brachial-plexopathy
#20
Vaishali Upadhyaya, Divya Narain Upadhyaya, Brijesh Mishra
OBJECTIVES: Many studies have elaborated on the role of magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) in evaluating traumatic brachial plexopathies. Most of these deal with MR findings in adult traumatic plexopathies or children with obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP). Hence, the authors felt the need for this particular study, which focuses on MRN findings in children with non-obstetric traumatic brachial plexus palsy, to find out the distribution and severity of injuries in these patients...
June 2018: European Radiology
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