Read by QxMD icon Read


Sebastián Carranza-Lira, Liliana Sillas-Pardo, Sergio Rosales-Ortíz
Background: The aim of this article is to compare the effect of uterine desarterialization (UD) and hypogastric arteries ligature (HAL) in uterine and ovarian blood flow indirectly measured with the pulsatility index (PI). Methods: Women in which UD or HAL was carried out for obstetric hemorrhage control were studied. Control group were puerperal women in which no UD or HAL was carried out. In all them uterine and ovarian blood flow was evaluated with the PI measured with Doppler ultrasound at 48 hours, 15 days and at 6 weeks after the procedure...
March 2018: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Jennifer E Kaiser, Amanda V Bakian, Robert M Silver, Erin A S Clark
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical variables associated with increased risk of composite adverse outcome in a cohort of women with puerperal group A streptococci infection. METHODS: Our prospective case registry enrolled patients between 1991 and 2017. Chart abstraction was conducted for admission demographic and clinical data in patients with culture-proven puerperal group A streptococci infection. We created a composite variable of signs of capillary leakage including pulmonary edema, pleural effusion, ascites, and abdominal distention...
June 6, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hytham Atia, Mohamed Ellaithy, Ahmed Altraigey, Mohamed Kolkailah, Amal Alserehi, Shabana Ashfaq
OBJECTIVE: During delivery counseling, some women with previous uncomplicated cesarean section (CS) wish mechanical induction of labor (IOL) but they are not accepting the added risk of using ecbolics to induce and/or augment labor. The objective of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the isolated use of transcervical Foley's catheter balloon as a mean of mechanical cervical ripening (CR)/IOL and successful ecbolic-less vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort study was conducted in two tertiary care maternity hospitals between October 2013 and July 2016 and recruited women with singleton pregnancy and cephalic presentation who had previous one uncomplicated CS and were scheduled for mechanical CR/IOL at term for routine obstetric indications...
June 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ubong Bassey Akpan, Udeme Asibong, Henry Chima Okpara, Emmanuel Monjok, Saturday Etuk
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that administration of anthelmintic drugs in pregnancy can reduce the incidence of maternal anaemia; however, data on other maternal and perinatal outcomes are limited. AIM: This study was therefore conducted to evaluate the direct impact of mass deworming on delivery and perinatal outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 560 healthy pregnant women in their second trimester were randomised to receive a single dose of oral mebendazole (500 mg) and placebo...
May 20, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Larissa Pereira Falavina, Rosana Rosseto de Oliveira, Emiliana Cristina Melo, Patrícia Louise Rodrigues Varela, Thais Aidar de Freitas Mathias
Objective To analyze the occurrence, profile and main causes of hospitalization during pregnancy according to the type of childbirth financial coverage. Method A cross-sectional population-based study carried out with puerperal women through a stratified sample, calculated according to the hospital and the type of childbirth financial coverage source: public sector (SUS) or private (not SUS). The sociodemographic profile, the rate of obstetric complications and the causes of hospitalization were analyzed, coded according to International Classification of Diseases...
2018: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Julieta A Franco-Ramírez, Carlos E Cabrera-Pivaral, Gabriel Zárate-Guerrero, Sergio A Franco-Chávez, María Á Covarrubias-Bermúdez, Marco A Zavala-González
Background: Puerperal care and feeding of the newborn are guided by entrenched cultural meanings between women, so it is important to know and identify how they are acquired and perpetuated. Regarding this knowledge, the social representations that Mexican pregnant teenagers have about puerperium, lactation and newborn care were studied. Methods: An interpretative study was made based on principles of the theory of social representations. Interviews were conducted to obtain information from 30 Mexican adolescents who attended prenatal care at the gynecological obstetrics area in a second-level hospital during 2015...
2018: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
Kenichi Mizutani, Sohsuke Yamada, Xin Guo, Chizuru Futatsuya, Motona Kumagai, Akihiro Shioya, Akane Aikawa, Satoko Nakada, Nozomu Kurose, Hiroshi Minato, Takayuki Nojima
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of malignant lymphoma after delivery is an extremely rare event. Although several cases of Hodgkin lymphoma and B cell lymphoma and a few cases of peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL) after delivery have been reported, there are no report of autopsy cases of PTCL in the puerperal period. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old Japanese woman with a past medical history of atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma presented with generalized eruptions four days after the delivery of her first child; generalized skin induration and lymphadenopathy subsequently emerged...
May 22, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Qi Tang, Qiang Li, Dong Xie, Ketao Chu, Lidong Liu, Chengcheng Liao, Yunying Qin, Zheng Wang, Danke Su
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the utility of a volumetric apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram method for distinguishing non-puerperal mastitis (NPM) from breast cancer (BC) and to compare this method with a traditional 2-dimensional measurement method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pretreatment diffusion-weighted imaging data at 3.0 T were obtained for 80 patients (NPM, n = 27; BC, n = 53) and were retrospectively assessed. Two readers measured ADC values according to 2 distinct region-of-interest (ROI) protocols...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Ina Terón, Melissa S Eng, Jeffrey M Katz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment recommendations for pregnancy associated ischemic stroke are scarce. This may be due to the fact that, in general, obstetricians tend not to make recommendations for stroke patients and neurologists are not commonly involved in the care of pregnant women. Herein, we review the multiple etiologies of ischemic stroke during pregnancy, considerations for diagnostic testing, and acute treatment and prevention options, including associated risks specific to the pregnant and puerperal state...
May 21, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Junyi Shen, Takako Nakashima, Izumi Karasawa, Tatsuro Furui, Kenichiro Morishige, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Perinatal care in rural Japan is currently facing a crisis because of the lack of medical staff, especially obstetricians. In this study, a new style of postnatal care facility that combines both medical and nonmedical support is considered. Contrary to most postnatal care facilities in Japan, this new postnatal care facility accepts a puerperant from the cooperating maternity facility soon after birth (≤2 days). We conducted a hypothetical choice experiment to investigate whether this new postnatal care facility could be accepted by women in Gero City, Hida, Gifu Prefecture and how these women evaluate different kinds of postnatal care services...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Paula Orchiucci Miura, Leila Salomão de La Plata Cury Tardivo, Dora Mariela Salcedo Barrientos
The experience of helplessness or abandonment during pregnancy affects the emotional state of women, hindering their disposition in taking care of themselves and their baby. The aim of this study was to understand the emotional experience arising from intra-family violence experienced by institutionally sheltered adolescent mothers and pregnant adolescents. This study is exploratory, descriptive, clinical and qualitive. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a psychologist from the institution and with six adolescents in the institution: one pregnant girl and five mothers...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Liana Mara Rocha Teles, Camila Félix Américo, Mônica Oliveira Batista Oriá, Camila Teixeira Moreira Vasconcelos, Odaléa Maria Brüggemann, Ana Kelve de Castro Damasceno
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational manual in the instrumentalization of companions to provide support to the parturients and check its influence on the satisfaction of companions and women during vaginal delivery. METHOD: pilot study of a randomized controlled clinical trial with 65 companions and puerperal women (intervention = 21 and control = 44). The previous knowledge of the companions was evaluated at baseline. The Evaluation Form for Companions in the Delivery Room was used to measure the actions provided and the satisfaction with the experience, and the Questionnaire for Evaluation of the Experience and Satisfaction of Puerperal Women with Labor and Delivery was used to evaluate the satisfaction of women with childbirth...
2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Swati Rao, Belinda Jim
Pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (Pr-AKI) remains a large public health problem, with decreasing incidences in developing countries but seemingly increasing incidences in the United States and Canada. These epidemiologic changes are reflective of the advances in medical and obstetric care, as well as changes in underlying maternal risk factors. The risk factors associated with advanced maternal age, such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and those associated with reproductive technologies such as multiple gestations, are increasing...
March 2018: KI Reports
Jolanta Lis-Kuberka, Marta Berghausen-Mazur, Iwona Kątnik-Prastowska, Magdalena Orczyk-Pawiłowicz
OBJECTIVE: The variable fibronectin (FN) molecular forms are known to be engaged in coagulation and fibrinolysis pathways as well as tissue remodeling and repair processes. Some of them seem to be indispensable molecules within intensive biological processes associated with delivery. The aim of the study was to evaluate the FN molecular status in maternal and cord plasma after vaginal birth and cesarean section (C-section). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included nonpregnant women's plasma samples (n = 31) and puerperal and cord plasma samples collected from 49 mothers who delivered healthy newborns at term by vaginal birth (n = 25) and C-section (n = 24)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Antonio Arauz, Juan Manuel Marquez-Romero, Miguel A Barboza, Fabiola Serrano, Carol Artigas, Luis Manuel Murillo-Bonilla, Carlos Cantú-Brito, José Luis Ruiz-Sandoval, Fernando Barinagarrementeria
Background and purpose: Stroke has been scarcely studied in Latin America (LA). The Mexican Institute of Neurology Stroke Registry was established in 1990 as a prospective computer-based database to register data obtained from patients admitted with stroke. Using this data, we attempted to define the profile of risk factors and outcomes. Methods: The demographic data, stroke description, ancillary tests, vascular risk factors, and modified Rankin scale (mRs) were registered...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Margarida da Silva Cunha, Ana Beatriz Godinho, Rosário Botelho, José Pinto de Almeida
Septic pelvic thrombophlebitis is a rare puerperal complication. It is an important differential diagnosis of postpartum fever and abdominal pain and although the condition is well known its diagnosis can be challenging. We report a case of a 41-year-old woman with fever and right abdominal pain three days after an uncomplicated caesarean delivery. Clinical, laboratory and imaging exams were unremarkable and the patient was treated for endometritis. In the absence of improvement despite an antibiotic adjustment, a clinical diagnosis of septic pelvic thrombophlebitis was made, and the patient presented a good response to anticoagulation in conjunction with broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy...
January 2018: Case Reports in Women's Health
Hai Gu, Hua You, Zhiwen Yan, Nichao Yang, Yun Kou, Jun Sun, Ting Yu, Ning Zhang
BACKGROUND: Postpartum Family Visits (PFVs) have been advocated as a way to improve health outcomes for puerperal women and their newborns. This study aimed to identify individual factors associated with the utilization of PFVs in rural Jiangsu Province, China. METHODS: We employed responses of the household survey in Jiangsu province, part of the National Health Service Survey (NHSS), a nationally representative survey in China. The data analysis framework was designed based on Andersen's behavioral model...
2018: PloS One
Laura Damian, Cristina Pamfil, Marius Fodor, Liliana Rogojan, Natalia Hagau, Simona Rednic
Background: Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare disease that occurs predominantly in middle-aged males; its onset during pregnancy is exceptional. Case Report: We present a case of PAN with peripartum onset in a patient with a twin pregnancy after ovarian stimulation for primary infertility. The pregnancy outcome was good in terms of the children's health. In the case of the mother, however, the presence of nonspecific signs and symptoms, a noncontributory ovarian biopsy, and mimics of a puerperal infection delayed the diagnosis of PAN...
2018: Ochsner Journal
Mariana Faria Gonçalves, Érica Mairene Bocate Teixeira, Márcia Aparecida Dos Santos Silva, Nathalia Maciel Corsi, Rosângela Aparecida Pimenta Ferrari, Sandra Marisa Pelloso, Alexandrina Aparecida Maciel Cardelli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between prenatal care and delivery guidelines In Primary Health Care. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study, with 358 puerperal women of a public maternity from the south of Brazil. The data collection was performed from July to October of 2013, with prenatal card data transcription and a structured interview. The data has been analyzed through the use of the Chi-square test (p≤0.05). RESULTS: The prenatal care had a high coverage (85,5%) and early start by 71,8% of the women, however, 52% of them did not receive orientation for the childbirth...
March 12, 2018: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
Clodoaldo Tentes Côrtes, Sonia Maria Junqueira Vasconcellos de Oliveira, Rafael Cleison Silva Dos Santos, Adriana Amorim Francisco, Maria Luiza Gonzalez Riesco, Gilceria Tochika Shimoda
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the impact of the implementation of evidence-based practices on normal delivery care. METHOD: quasi-experimental, before-and-after intervention study conducted in a public maternity hospital, Amapá. Forty-two professionals and 280 puerperal women were interviewed and data from 555 medical records were analyzed. The study was developed in three phases: baseline audit (phase 1), educational intervention (phase 2) and post-intervention audit (phase 3)...
March 8, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"