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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
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...
February 20, 2018: Midwifery
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
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
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
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
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
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...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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
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
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...
January 9, 2018: European Radiology
Yasuko Sano, Chihiro Hirai, Shintaro Makino, Xianglan Li, Jun Takeda, Atsuo Itakura, Satoru Takeda
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the incidence of severe lacerations during forceps delivery and the risk factors associated with such delivery in a hospital where simulation training is held annually. METHODS: The medical records of 857 women who underwent forceps delivery at term with singleton cephalic presentation from 2010 to 2015 were reviewed. The relationship between clinical characteristics and birth canal trauma was analyzed. Birth canal trauma included third and fourth degree perineal lacerations...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Katherine N Hines, Gopal H Badlani, Catherine A Matthews
OBJECTIVES: This article reviews the literature for the management and repair of perineal hernias and presents a previously undescribed case of perineal bladder herniation after intrapartum pubic symphysis rupture. METHODS: A review of the literature was completed through the PubMed database using the search terms "bladder," "canal of Nuck," "labial hernia," "gynecology," "hernia," "obstetrics," "perineal hernia," "postpartum," "pubic diastasis," "pubic symphysis," "vaginal delivery," "symphyseal rupture," and "symphyseal separation...
January 3, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Jerel Chacko, Kelly Levis, Barry Hahn
BACKGROUND: Pneumocephalus, or air in the intracranial space, is most commonly encountered after trauma or surgery. Epidural injections are commonly performed in obstetrics and pain management. Complications are uncommon and include hemorrhage, cerebrospinal fluid leak, and infection. A rare complication is pneumocephalus, described in only a few case reports of epidural anesthesia. CASE REPORT: We describe a 34-year-old woman complaining of a generalized headache 6 days after an unremarkable vaginal delivery that was assisted by an epidural injection...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Franz Hanschmidt, Julia Treml, Johanna Klingner, Holger Stepan, Anette Kersting
Termination of pregnancy after diagnosis of fetal anomaly (TOPFA) is a contested issue and stigma may negatively impact affected women's psychological reactions. This study examined the influence of perceived and internalized stigma on women's long-term adjustment to a TOPFA. One hundred forty-eight women whose TOPFA dated back 1 to 7 years responded to self-report questionnaires. The associations between perceived stigma at the time of the TOPFA, current internalized stigma and symptoms of grief, trauma and depression were modeled using multiple linear regression...
December 29, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
Goma Kumari Khatri, Thach Duc Tran, Sushil Baral, Jane Fisher
BACKGROUND: Antenatal mental health problems are of concern globally not only because of the burden and limits to participation experienced by women but also because of risks for foetal neurocognitive development and adverse birth outcomes. The aim was to describe the indicative prevalence of and risk and protective factors for clinically-significant symptoms of antenatal common mental disorders (CMDs) among women who experienced the 2015 Nepal earthquakes during pregnancy. METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional study in Bhaktapur, one of 14 districts highly affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquakes...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
Hiroaki Tanaka, Shigetaka Matsunaga, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Toshiyuki Okutomi, Atsushi Sakurai, Akihiko Sekizawa, Junichi Hasegawa, Katsuo Terui, Yasutaka Miyake, Jun Murotsuki, Tomoaki Ikeda
Post-partum obstetric haemorrhage is a leading cause of mortality among Japanese women, generally treated with haemostatic measures followed by supplementary transfusion. Commonly used in the setting of severe trauma, massive transfusion protocols (MTPs), preparations of red blood cell concentrate (RBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) with additional supplements, have proved effective in decreasing patient mortality following major obstetric bleeding events. Although promising, the optimal configuration of RBC and FFP utilized for obstetric bleeding needs to be verified...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Emma Long, Swati Jha
PURPOSE: A common indication for elective caesarean is previous obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI). This study aims to identify factors that influence womens' preferences regarding mode of delivery (MoD) in a subsequent pregnancy following an OASI. METHODS: 100 consecutive women who sustained an OASI completed a questionnaire when attending postnatal follow up at a perineal trauma clinic. They also completed ePAQ-PF to assess pelvic floor symptoms. Data was collated and percentages generated for each response...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
C Négrier, A-S Ducloy-Bouthors, V Piriou, E De Maistre, N Stieltjes, A Borel-Derlon, P Colson, J Picard, T Lambert, S Claeyssens, S Boileau, A Bertrand, M-H André, F Fourrier, Y Ozier, P Sié, Y Gruel, Z Tellier
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A postauthorization safety study was performed between 2009 and 2012 to describe the use of Clottafact® in acquired fibrinogen deficiency in real-life medical practice in France. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients were planned for 28 days of prospective follow-up after infusion. The analysis of this observational study was descriptive and performed according to the type of treatment (curative or preventive) and the origin of the bleed...
December 13, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
Janice Newsome, Jonathan G Martin, Zachary Bercu, Jay Shah, Haris Shekhani, Gail Peters
Interventional radiologists are often called for emergent control of abnormal uterine bleeding. Bleeding, even heavy bleeding as a result of uterine fibroids is not a common emergent procedure; instead, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, trauma and malignancy associated with bleeding can be the source of many interventional radiology on call events or procedures. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most common cause, and is defined as blood loss of 500mL after vaginal delivery or 1000mL after cesarean section...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
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