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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903087/two-cervical-preparation-regimens-prior-to-surgical-abortion-at-10-14-weeks-of-gestation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Qingyun Guo, Zhida Qian, Lili Huang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine whether same-day cervical preparation with an osmotic dilator and misoprostol was as effective and safe as overnight cervical preparation for surgical abortions at 10-14 weeks. METHODS: Seventy women seeking surgical abortion at 10-14 weeks were allocated to receive one osmotic dilator 16-17 h or 6-7 h prior to an abortion. All women received misoprostol 400 μg orally 2 h before the abortion. RESULTS: The abortion time of the same-day group was 7...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893185/women-s-pathways-to-abortion-care-in-south-carolina-a-qualitative-study-of-obstacles-and-supports
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Judy Margo, Lois McCloskey, Gouri Gupte, Melanie Zurek, Seema Bhakta, Emily Feinberg
CONTEXT: Women seeking timely and affordable abortion care may face myriad challenges, including high out-of-pocket costs, transportation demands, scheduling difficulties and stigma. State-level regulations may exacerbate these burdens and impede women's access to a full range of care. Women's reports of their experiences can inform efforts to improve pathways to abortion care. METHODS: In 2014, semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted with 45 women obtaining abortions in South Carolina, which has a restrictive abortion environment...
November 28, 2016: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885958/articulating-reproductive-justice-through-reparative-justice-case-studies-of-abortion-in-great-britain-and-south-africa
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Catriona Ida Macleod, Siân Beynon-Jones, Merran Toerien
Public health and rights-based approaches to abortion advocacy are well established. Feminists are, however, increasingly using a broader framework of 'reproductive justice', which considers the intersecting conditions that serve to enhance or hinder women's reproductive freedoms, including their capacities to decide about the outcome of their pregnancies. Nonetheless, reproductive justice approaches to abortion are, conceptually, relatively under-developed. We introduce a reparative justice approach as a method of further articulating the concept of reproductive justice...
November 25, 2016: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878468/the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcome-after-first-trimester-exposure-to-h1-antihistamines-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fatma Etwel, Lauren H Faught, Michael J Rieder, Gideon Koren
INTRODUCTION: H1 antihistamines are used for the treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as well as the symptomatic relief of asthma, urticaria, allergy, and the common cold. Although they are overall felt to be safe during pregnancy, recently several studies have challenged this assumption, as millions of women are exposed to them in the first trimester. METHODS: Following the guidelines of PRISMA, a systematic review was performed to retrieve all published articles involving H1-antihistamine exposure during pregnancy...
November 22, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863970/treatment-of-distal-anterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-with-the-pipeline-embolization-device
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Erez Nossek, Daniel W Zumofen, Avi Setton, Matthew B Potts, Eytan Raz, Maksim Shapiro, Howard A Riina, Maria Angeles De Miquel, David J Chalif, Peter K Nelson
Aneurysms of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) located distal to the anterior communicating artery complex (ACOM) remain challenging to treat with surgical clip reconstruction as well as with endovascular coil-embolization strategies. We have treated five complex geometry distal ACA aneurysms with endoluminal reconstruction using the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED). Two aneurysms were of the dysplastic fusiform type. Three aneurysms were of complex saccular configuration. Three aneurysms were treated electively at the outset with PED...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856971/the-stratified-legitimacy-of-abortions
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Katrina Kimport, Tracy A Weitz, Lori Freedman
Roe v. Wade was heralded as an end to unequal access to abortion care in the United States. However, today, despite being common and safe, abortion is performed only selectively in hospitals and private practices. Drawing on 61 interviews with obstetrician-gynecologists in these settings, we examine how they determine which abortions to perform. We find that they distinguish between more and less legitimate abortions, producing a narrative of stratified legitimacy that privileges abortions for intended pregnancies, when the fetus is unhealthy, and when women perform normative gendered sexuality, including distress about the abortion, guilt about failure to contracept, and desire for motherhood...
December 2016: Journal of Health and Social Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853824/efficacy-and-safety-of-prophylactic-uterine-artery-embolization-in-pregnancy-termination-with-placenta-previa
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Renguang Pei, Guoxiang Wang, Heping Wang, Xinyu Huang, Xiaoxing Yan, Xiaohua Yang
PURPOSE: To appraise the efficacy and safety of prophylactic uterine artery embolization in pregnancy termination with placenta previa. METHODS: A cohort of 54 consecutive patients with placenta previa underwent prophylactic uterine artery embolization before vaginal delivery from February 2012 to March 2015. Vaginal delivery was attempted in all patients. Cesarean section or hysterectomy was introduced when vaginal delivery failed. RESULTS: Vaginal delivery succeeded in 50 patients (93...
November 16, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836586/intrauterine-contraception-after-medical-abortion-factors-affecting-success-of-early-insertion
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Elina Pohjoranta, Satu Suhonen, Maarit Mentula, Oskari Heikinheimo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the success and factors affecting early intrauterine device (IUD) provision after first trimester medical termination of pregnancy (MTOP). STUDY DESIGN: Subgroup analysis of a randomized contraceptive trial assessing the long-term effects of early provision of intrauterine contraception following abortion. Altogether, 606 women undergoing MTOP were included and followed for 3 months. The intervention group (n=307) was offered an IUD (either the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system or copper-IUD) at a follow-up visit 1-4 weeks after MTOP...
November 9, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832479/large-single-centre-experience-with-the-cera%C3%A2-and-ceraflex%C3%A2-occluders-for-closure-of-interatrial-communications-usefulness-of-the-flexible-rotation-feature
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Sotiria C Apostolopoulou, Alexandros Tsoutsinos, Cleo Laskari, Maria Kiaffas, Spyridon Rammos
We present our experience with the Cera (CO) and the CeraFlex occluder (CFO) in transcatheter closure of interatrial communications (IAC). Between 2013 and 2016, 201 patients (75 males, 16 with patent foramen ovale), aged 27 ± 19 (5-75) years, underwent percutaneous closure of IAC using CO or CFO in our institution. After transoesophageal imaging, the procedure was aborted in 7 young paediatric (6-13 years old) patients (3 multiple holes, 3 too small septum, 1 leak with 38 mm occlusion balloon). The occluder was removed prior to release in 11 patients (5...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821982/comparative-study-of-mifepristone-with-vaginal-misoprostol-for-first-trimester-termination-of-pregnancy-at-different-gestational-ages
#10
Seema Rani Meena
METHODS: This study for medical abortion was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zenana Hospital, SMS Medical College, Jaipur during 2011-2012. In total 280 cases were taken for the study and divided into two groups, among whom there were six defaulters in each group who failed to present for follow-up. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to (1) compare the success rates of abortion at different gestational ages, (2) study the side effects of the drugs, and (3) study the acceptability in both the groups...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818118/-medical-induced-abortion
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K Bettahar, A Pinton, T Boisramé, V Cavillon, S Wylomanski, I Nisand, D Hassoun
OBJECTIVE: Updated clinical recommendations for medical induced abortion procedure. METHODS: A systematic review of French and English literature, reviewing the evidence relating to the provision of medical induced abortion was carried out on PubMed, Cochrane Library and international scientific societies recommendations. RESULTS: The effectiveness of medical abortion is higher than 95% when the protocols are adjusted to gestational age (EL1)...
November 3, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810130/-surgical-methods-of-abortion
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T Linet
OBJECTIVE: A state of the art of surgical method of abortion focusing on safety and practical aspects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of French-speaking or English-speaking evidence-based literature about surgical methods of abortion was performed using Pubmed, Cochrane and international recommendations. RESULTS: Surgical abortion is efficient and safe regardless of gestational age, even before 7 weeks gestation (EL2). A systematic prophylactic antibiotics should be preferred to a targeted antibiotic prophylaxis (grade A)...
October 31, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805969/update-on-abortion-policy
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Jennifer A Conti, Ashley R Brant, Heather D Shumaker, Matthew F Reeves
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the status of antiabortion restrictions enacted over the last 5 years in the United States and their impact on abortion services. RECENT FINDINGS: In recent years, there has been an alarming rise in the number of antiabortion laws enacted across the United States. In total, various states in the union enacted 334 abortion restrictions from 2011 to July 2016, accounting for 30% of all abortion restrictions since the legalization of abortion in 1973...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803774/same-site-submucosal-tunneling-for-a-repeat-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-safe-and-feasible-option
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Antonios N Wehbeh, Parit Mekaroonkamol, Qiang Cai
Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel endoscopic procedure for achalasia treatment. Due to its novelty and high success rates, a repeat procedure is usually not warranted, making the feasibility and safety of such approach unknown. We report the first case of a successful repeat POEM done at the same site of a previously uncompleted POEM. An 84-year-old female with type 2 achalasia presented for a POEM procedure. The procedure was aborted at the end of tunneling and before myotomy due to hypotension, which later resolved spontaneously...
October 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800111/understanding-abortion-related-stigma-and-incidence-of-unsafe-abortion-experiences-from-community-members-in-machakos-and-trans-nzoia-counties-kenya
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Erick Kiprotich Yegon, Peter Mwaniki Kabanya, Elizabeth Echoka, Joachim Osur
INTRODUCTION: The rate of unsafe abortions in Kenya has increased from 32 per 1000 women of reproductive age in 2002 to 48 per 1000 women in 2012. This is one of the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, Kenya changed its Constitution to include a more enabling provision regarding the provision of abortion services. Abortion-related stigma has been identified as a key driver in silencing women's ability to reproductive choice leading to seeking to unsafe abortion. We sought to explore abortion-related stigma at the community level as a barrier to women realizing their rights to a safe, legal abortion and compare manifestations of abortion stigma at two communities from regions with high and low incidence of unsafe abortion...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789047/self-induced-illegal-abortion-with-rivanol-%C3%A2-a-medicolegal-toxicological-case-report
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Sarah C Koelzer, Hannelore Held, Stefan W Toennes, Marcel A Verhoff, Cora Wunder
Approximately during the 30th week of pregnancy, a woman gave birth to a still-born child in a hospital. After first citing an extraneous cause for the premature still-birth, the woman later admitted to having self-induced the abortion by injecting the antiseptic Rivanol(®) (active agent: ethacridine lactate) through her abdominal wall into the amniotic cavity. The investigating authorities ordered an autopsy of the fetus along with additional toxicological investigations. To the naked eye, no obvious cause of death was apparent...
August 27, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779816/key-concepts-in-pregnancy-of-unknown-location-identifying-ectopic-pregnancy-and-providing-patient-centered-care
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REVIEW
Loren Fields, Alison Hathaway
Pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) is a descriptive term for when a woman with a positive pregnancy test has a transvaginal ultrasound that cannot determine the site of the pregnancy. While the majority of women with PUL are subsequently diagnosed with a spontaneous abortion or viable intrauterine pregnancy, 7% to 20% of these women have an ectopic pregnancy. The potential for morbidity and mortality related to an ectopic pregnancy means that considerable care is necessary in the evaluation and management of women with PUL...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770797/towards-comprehensive-early-abortion-service-delivery-in-high-income-countries-insights-for-improving-universal-access-to-abortion-in-australia
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Angela Dawson, Deborah Bateson, Jane Estoesta, Elizabeth Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Improving access to safe abortion is an essential strategy in the provision of universal access to reproductive health care. Australians are largely supportive of the provision of abortion and its decriminalization. However, the lack of data and the complex legal and service delivery situation impacts upon access for women seeking an early termination of pregnancy. There are no systematic reviews from a health services perspective to help direct health planners and policy makers to improve access comprehensive medical and early surgical abortion in high income countries...
October 22, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757019/scale-up-use-of-family-planning-services-to-prevent-maternal-transmission-of-hiv-among-discordant-couples-a-cross-sectional-study-within-a-resource-limited-setting
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Martin Kuete, HongFang Yuan, Aude Laure Tchoua Kemayou, Emmanuel Ancel Songo, Fan Yang, XiuLan Ma, ChengLiang Xiong, HuiPing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Integration of family planning services (FPS) into human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care for HIV-infected women is an important aspect of the global prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) strategy. We assessed the integration of FPS into routine care of HIV-infected mothers by evaluating the uptake and barriers of contraception and PMTCT services. METHODS: We conducted an interventional study using the interrupted time series approach in the health care facilities located in Yaounde, Cameroon...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756611/a-multicenter-international-registry-of-redo-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-poem-after-failed-poem
#20
Amy Tyberg, Stefan Seewald, Reem Z Sharaiha, Guadalupe Martinez, Amit P Desai, Nikhil A Kumta, Arnon Lambroza, Amrita Sethi, Kevin M Reavis, Ketisha DeRoche, Monica Gaidhane, Michael Talbot, Payal Saxena, Felipe Zamarripa, Maximilien Barret, Nicholas Eleftheriadis, Valerio Balassone, Haruhiro Inoue, Michel Kahaleh
BACKGROUND: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has become an accepted treatment for patients with achalasia. Despite its excellent efficacy rate of greater than 80%, a small percentage of patients remain symptomatic postprocedure. Limited data exist as to the best management for recurrence of symptoms after POEM. We present the first international, multicenter experience on the efficacy and safety of a repeat POEM in the management of achalasia. METHODS: Patients who underwent a redo POEM from 15 centers in 9 countries were included in a dedicated registry...
October 15, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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