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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775476/maternal-asthma-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-perinatal-mortality
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Mari Kemppainen, Anna-Maria Lahesmaa-Korpinen, Paula Kauppi, Martti Virtanen, Suvi M Virtanen, Riitta Karikoski, Mika Gissler, Turkka Kirjavainen
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease during pregnancy and it may have influence on pregnancy outcome. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to assess the association between maternal asthma and the perinatal risks as well as possible effects of asthma medication. METHODS: The study was based on a nationwide Finnish register-based cohort between the years 1996 and 2012 in the Drug and Pregnancy Database. The register data comprised 962 405 singleton live and stillbirths, 898 333 (93...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775114/oxygen-dependency-of-mitochondrial-metabolism-indicates-outcome-of-newborn-brain-injury
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Gemma Bale, Subhabrata Mitra, Isabel de Roever, Magdalena Sokolska, David Price, Alan Bainbridge, Roxana Gunny, Cristina Uria-Avellanal, Giles S Kendall, Judith Meek, Nicola J Robertson, Ilias Tachtsidis
There is a need for a method of real-time assessment of brain metabolism during neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE). We have used broadband near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor cerebral oxygenation and metabolic changes in 50 neonates with HIE undergoing therapeutic hypothermia treatment. In 24 neonates, 54 episodes of spontaneous decreases in peripheral oxygen saturation (desaturations) were recorded between 6 and 81 h after birth. We observed differences in the cerebral metabolic responses to these episodes that were related to the predicted outcome of the injury, as determined by subsequent magnetic resonance spectroscopy derived lactate/N-acetyl-aspartate...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774532/the-fetus-at-the-tipping-point-modifying-the-outcome-of-fetal-asphyxia
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Simerdeep K Dhillon, Christopher A Lear, Robert Galinsky, Guido Wassink, Joanne O Davidson, Sandra Juul, Nicola J Robertson, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Brain injury around birth is associated with nearly half of all cases of cerebral palsy. Although brain injury is multifactorial, particularly after preterm birth, acute hypoxia-ischaemia is a major contributor to injury. It is now well established that the severity of injury after HI is determined by a dynamic balance between injurious and protective processes. In addition, mothers who are at risk of premature delivery have high rates of diabetes and antepartum infection/inflammation and are almost universally given treatments such as antenatal glucocorticoids and magnesium sulphate to reduce the risk of death and complications after preterm birth...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773977/journey-to-the-center-of-the-fetal-brain-environmental-exposures-and-autophagy
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REVIEW
Jun Lei, Pilar Calvo, Richard Vigh, Irina Burd
Fetal brain development is known to be affected by adverse environmental exposures during pregnancy, including infection, inflammation, hypoxia, alcohol, starvation, and toxins. These exposures are thought to alter autophagy activity in the fetal brain, leading to adverse perinatal outcomes, such as cognitive and sensorimotor deficits. This review introduces the physiologic autophagy pathways in the fetal brain. Next, methods to detect and monitor fetal brain autophagy activity are outlined. An additional discussion explores possible mechanisms by which environmental exposures during pregnancy alter fetal brain autophagy activity...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772556/perinatal-brain-injury-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-approaches
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Joanne O Davidson, Justin M Dean, Mhoyra Fraser, Guido Wassink, Ted C Andelius, Simerdeep K Dhillon, Laura Bennet, Alistair Jan Gunn
Brain damage resulting from perinatal hypoxia-ischemia evolves slowly over time. While a small number of brain cells may die during a sufficiently profound period of hypoxia-ischemia, many will show initial recovery during a "latent" phase characterized by actively suppressed neural metabolism and activity. Critically, this transient recovery may be followed after ~6 hours by a phase of secondary deterioration, with delayed seizures, failure of mitochondrial function, cytotoxic edema, and bulk cell death over ~72 hours...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769500/measurement-of-length-of-umbilical-cord-in-different-gestational-age-groups-in-bangladesh
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T Begum, M M Rahman, S Z Sultana, S A Ahmed, S Mannan, Z G Ara, A Ara, M M Hossain
The umbilical cord and placental have been considered to significantly contribute to the perinatal outcome. Long or short cord can lead to intrauterine fetal demise. So this type of study in placenta and umbilical cord can yield information for immediate and later management of newborn. This information may also be essential for protecting the attending physician in the event of a fetal outcome. This Cross sectional descriptive study would provide information about the length of umbilical cord in different gestational age groups in Bangladesh...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769237/outcomes-following-antenatal-identification-of-hydrops-fetalis-a-single-centre-experience-from-2001-to-2012
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Damien M Gilby, J Bridie Mee, C Omar Farouk Kamlin, Louise H Kornman, Peter G Davis, Brett James Manley
OBJECTIVE: To describe the aetiologies and outcomes of pregnancies complicated by hydrops fetalis (HF). STUDY DESIGN: Case series of all pregnancies complicated by HF managed at The Royal Women's Hospital (RWH), Melbourne, Australia, between 2001 and 2012. Multiple pregnancies, and cases where antenatal care was not provided at RWH were excluded. Cases were identified from neonatal and obstetric databases. Data were extracted from maternal and neonatal case files, electronic pathology and radiology reports, and obstetric and neonatal databases...
May 16, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
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/29768659/influence-of-pregnancy-on-cardiac-function-and-hemodynamics-in-women-with-ebstein-s-anomaly
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Miki Kanoh, Kei Inai, Tokuko Shinohara, Eriko Shimada, Mikiko Shimizu, Hirofumi Tomimatsu, Masaki Ogawa, Toshio Nakanishi
INTRODUCTION: We examined the perinatal outcomes and right ventricular function before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after delivery in women with Ebstein's anomaly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical course and mode of delivery and monitored hemodynamic parameters throughout pregnancy in 17 women with Ebstein's anomaly, who delivered at our institution during the period of 1995-2015. RESULTS: Eight women, including nine pregnancies, underwent elective cesarean section, and nine women, including 14 pregnancies, underwent vaginal delivery...
May 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768579/-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-spontaneous-vaginal-delivery-and-elective-cesarean-for-normal-risk-pregnant-women-in-the-brazilian-unified-national-health-system
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Aline Piovezan Entringer, Márcia Pinto, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Maria Auxiliadora de Souza Mendes Gomes
The purpose of this study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of spontaneous vaginal delivery and elective cesarean (with no clinical indication) for normal risk pregnant women, from the perspective of the Brazilian Unified National Health System. An analytical decision model was developed and included the choice of delivery mode and clinical consequences for mothers and newborns, from admission for delivery to hospital discharge. The reference population consisted of normal risk pregnant women with singleton, at-term gestations in cephalic position, subdivided into primiparas and multiparas with prior uterine scar...
May 10, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768264/opportunities-and-challenges-in-global-perinatal-research
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Jessica Duby, Renee Sharma, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: The global plight of stillbirths and neonatal mortality is concentrated in low- and middle-income countries. The ambitious targets introduced by the World Health Organization in the Every Newborn Action Plan demand a commitment to research that promotes equitable perinatal outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to understand the opportunities for global perinatal research and the accompanying challenges. METHODS: We conducted a literature search to identify research prioritization exercises from 2014 to 2018 pertaining to global perinatal health...
May 16, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767620/quantile-regression-analysis-of-language-and-interpregnancy-interval-in-quebec-canada
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Nathalie Auger, Lucien Lemieux, Marianne Bilodeau-Bertrand, Amadou Diogo Barry, André Costopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Short and long interpregnancy intervals are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes such as miscarriage and preterm delivery, but cultural differences in interpregnancy intervals are understudied. Identifying cultural inequality in interpregnancy intervals is necessary to improve maternal-child outcomes. We assessed interpregnancy intervals for Anglophones and Francophones in Quebec. METHODS: We obtained birth records for all infants born in Quebec, 1989-2011...
May 2018: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766570/melatonin-improves-endothelial-function-in-vitro-and-prolongs-pregnancy-in-women-with-early-onset-preeclampsia
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Sebastian R Hobson, Seshi Gurusinghe, Rebecca Lim, Nicole O Alers, Suzanne L Miller, John C Kingdom, Euan M Wallace
Preeclampsia remains a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. There have been no material advances in the treatment of preeclampsia for nearly 50 years. Combining in vitro studies and a clinical trial, we aimed to determine if melatonin could be a useful adjuvant therapy. In a xanthine/xanthine oxidase (X/XO) placental explant model, melatonin reduced oxidative stress (8-isoprostane) and enhanced antioxidant markers (Nrf2 translocation, HO-1), but did not affect explant production of anti-angiogenic factors (sFlt, sEng, activin A)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766470/perinatal-depression-prevention-through-home-visitation-a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-mothers-and-babies-1-on-1
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S Darius Tandon, Erin A Ward, Jaime L Hamil, Cindy Jimenez, Mya Carter
Postpartum depression is highly prevalent in low-income women and has significant health effects on mother and child. This pilot study tested the effectiveness of the newly adapted Mothers and Babies (MB) 1-on-1 intervention. A cluster randomized trial was conducted with 8 programs using trained home visitors to deliver MB 1-on-1 and 6 delivering usual home visiting. One hundred twenty pregnant women not experiencing major depression were enrolled. Outcomes were assessed at baseline and 3- and 6-months postpartum...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764391/practice-and-outcomes-of-neonatal-resuscitation-for-newborns-with-birth-asphyxia-at-kakamega-county-general-hospital-kenya-a-direct-observation-study
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Duncan N Shikuku, Benson Milimo, Elizabeth Ayebare, Peter Gisore, Gorrette Nalwadda
BACKGROUND: About three - quarters of all neonatal deaths occur during the first week of life, with over half of these occurring within the first 24 h after birth. The first minutes after birth are critical to reducing neonatal mortality. Successful neonatal resuscitation (NR) has the potential to prevent these perinatal mortalities related to birth asphyxia. This study described the practice of NR and outcomes of newborns with birth asphyxia in a busy referral hospital. METHODS: Direct observations of 138 NRs by 28 healthcare providers (HCPs) were conducted using a predetermined checklist adapted from the national pediatric resuscitation protocol...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762633/using-a-mixture-of-bivariate-regression-model-to-explore-heterogeneity-of-effects-of-use-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-on-gestational-age-and-birthweight-among-pregnant-women-with-asthma
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Mariia Samoilenko, Lucie Blais, Isabelle Boucoiran, Geneviève Lefebvre
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease, and responses to asthma medications vary noticeably among patients. A substantively oriented objective of this study was to explore the potential heterogeneous effects of maternal inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) exposure on gestational age (GA) at delivery and birthweight (BW) using a cohort of 6,197 pregnancies from women with asthma (Quebec, Canada, 1998-2008). A methodologically oriented objective was to comprehensively describe the application of a Bayesian two-component mixture of bivariate regressions to address this issue and estimate the effects of ICS on GA and BW jointly...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761476/comparison-of-materno-fetal-predictors-and-short-term-outcomes-between-early-and-late-onset-pre-eclampsia-in-the-low-income-setting-of-douala-cameroon
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Charlotte Tchente Nguefack, Annabel Ako Mangwi, Anastase Dzudie Tamdja, Théophile Nana Njamen, Paul Nkemtendong Tolefack, Emile Mboudou
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare materno-fetal predictors and short-term outcomes of early onset pre-eclampsia (EOPE) and late onset pre-eclampsia (LOPE) in Douala, Cameroon. METHODS: The present prospective hospital-based cross-sectional study included women with pre-eclampsia attending obstetric units at four hospitals in Douala between December 1, 2016, and April 30, 2017. To determine maternal predictors, sociodemographic and medical data were recorded using a pretested questionnaire...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759274/pharmacologic-treatment-of-sleep-disorders-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Laura P McLafferty, Meredith Spada, Priya Gopalan
Pregnancy often predisposes women to new-onset sleep disturbances, as well as exacerbations of preexisting sleep disorders. The goals of treating perinatal sleep disorders include the promotion of restorative sleep and the benefits it brings to both mother and fetus. The prescribing of any sleep aid in pregnancy must include consideration of the risks and benefits for both the patient and her fetus. Although data on the perinatal use of sleep aids is limited, there may be effects on fetal development, timing and duration of delivery, and postnatal outcomes...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759082/barriers-to-identifying-eating-disorders-in-pregnancy-and-in-the-postnatal-period-a-qualitative-approach
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Amanda Bye, Jill Shawe, Debra Bick, Abigail Easter, Megan Kash-Macdonald, Nadia Micali
BACKGROUND: Eating Disorders (ED) are mental health disorders that typically effect women of childbearing age and are associated with adverse maternal and infant outcomes. UK healthcare guidance recommends routine enquiry for current and past mental illness in antenatal and postnatal care for all women, and that pregnant women with a known ED are offered enhanced monitoring and support. Midwives and health visitors are ideally placed to identify and support women with ED as they are often the primary point of contact during the antenatal and postnatal periods...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757389/manual-handling-of-burdens-as-a-predictor-of-birth-outcome-a-finnish-birth-register-study
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Emma Kwegyir-Afful, Reeta Lamminpää, Tuomas Selander, Mika Gissler, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Seppo Heinonen, Markku Sallmen, Kimmo Räsänen
Background: Negative effects of manual handling of burdens on pregnancy outcomes are not elucidated in Finland. This study examines the association between perinatal outcomes and occupational exposure to manual handling of burdens. Methods: The study cohort was identified from the Finnish Medical Birth Register (MBR, 1997-2014) and information on exposure from the Finnish job-exposure matrix (FINJEM) 1997-2009. The cohort included all singleton births of mothers who were classified as 'service and care workers' representing the exposure group (n=74 286) and 'clerks' as the reference (n=13 873)...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
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