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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706365/obstetric-outcome-in-women-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Pinky Jena, C N Sheela, Rao Preethi Venkatachala, Harshad Devarbhavi
AIM: This study determines the prevalence, causes and outcome of pregnancy in women with chronic liver diseases in a tertiary level teaching institute in Southern India. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of case records was carried out between December 2010 and May 2015 in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gastroenterology including pregnant women diagnosed to have chronic liver diseases prenatally or during pregnancy. RESULTS: The frequency of chronic liver disease in pregnancy was 50 among 10,823 deliveries (0...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680472/seroreactivity-to-anisakis-spp-in-the-perinatal-period
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Luciana Santos, Mauricio Vericimo, Gerlinde Teixeira, Sergio S Clemente, Israel Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: This study had sought to assess the seroreactivity to the fish nematode Anisakis spp. in a puerperal population, as well as to ascertain whether a correlation exists between maternal and cord blood levels. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from puerperal women and cord blood to measure specific anti-Anisakis antigen IgG and IgE by ELISA. Non-parametric tests were used to compare two or more independent and related samples. RESULTS: Of the 99 maternal serum samples assessed, 21 were positive on ELISA (21...
June 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658852/severe-puerperal-sepsis-a-simmering-menace
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Sheeba Marwah, Sonam R Topden, Manjula Sharma, Ritin Mohindra, Pratima Mittal
INTRODUCTION: Even decades after the development of effective low-cost antibiotics, sepsis persists as the foremost cause of preventable maternal death worldwide. In developing countries like India, where the paramount impediment to intervention is poverty, maternal mortality due to sepsis is a continuing representation of maternal health inequality. AIM: To determine the incidence, risk factors and mortality in women presenting with puerperal sepsis in a tertiary care health facility in India...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658851/risk-factors-and-incidence-of-puerperal-genital-haematomas
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Shikha Rani, Meesha Verma, Dilpreet Kaur Pandher, Navneet Takkar, Anju Huria
INTRODUCTION: Puerperal genital haematomas although an uncommon entity but is elusive. This painful condition is not only distressing and dangerous to patient but is embarrassing to the obstetrician who has conducted the delivery. AIM: This study has been planned to evaluate the incidence and risk factors for puerperal genital haematomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case control study was done from August 2005 to August 2015, of all puerperal genital haematomas...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635063/association-between-physical-and-depressive-symptoms-during-the-first-6%C3%A2-months-postpartum
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Emi Mori, Hiroko Iwata, Akiko Sakajo, Kunie Maehara, Koji Tamakoshi
AIM: To examine the relationship between physical symptoms and depressive symptoms among new mothers during the first 6 months postpartum. METHODS: Prospective cohort study design was used in this study. Participants were recruited in 13 Japanese hospitals between 2012 and 2013. A total of 2709 women (response rate of those invited 71.9%) provided longitudinal data using self-report questionnaires at 5 time points: during the hospital stay and at 1, 2, 4, and 6 months postpartum...
June 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620756/preliminary-data-on-utility-of-subcutaneous-unfractionated-heparin-in-patients-with-deep-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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Girish Baburao Kulkarni, Abbas Masoom Mirza, Subasree Ramakrishnan, Veerendrakumar Mustare
Subcutaneous unfractionated heparin (SCUFH) has been proved effective in puerperal cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), but its efficacy in the more serious form of the disease such as deep CVT patients (DCVT) unreported. We describe the outcomes of 37 (isolated:combined: 11:26) patients of DCVT diagnosed by MRI, treated with SCUFH in a tertiary care stroke unit. It was a prospective observational cohort study using 5000 U of SCUFH every 6 hourly for 10 days with oral Acenocoumarol started on day 7, with monitoring...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609804/psychometric-properties-of-brief-screening-tests-for-alcohol-use-disorders-during-pregnancy-in-argentina
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Mariana Beatriz López, Aldana Lichtenberger, Karina Conde, Mariana Cremonte
Background Considering the physical, mental and behavioral problems related to fetal alcohol exposure, prenatal clinical guides suggest a brief evaluation of alcohol consumption during pregnancy to detect alcohol intake and to adjust interventions, if required. Even if any alcohol use should be considered risky during pregnancy, identifying women with alcohol use disorders is important because they could need a more specific intervention than simple advice to abstain. Most screening tests have been developed and validated in male populations and focused on the long-term consequences of heavy alcohol use, so they might be inappropriate to assess consumption in pregnant women...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585847/-uterine-inversion
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L Mužná, R Pilka
AIM: Summarize the literature on the inversion of the uterus. DESIGN: A review article. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SZZ Krnov, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Palacky University, Olomouc. METHOD: Literature review was conducted using the following key words. There were included articles published in English since 1980, from which relevant data were obtained. RESULTS: In the literature the general occurrence is broad, ranging from 1:27 000 in the UK to 1:1739 in the US, where it varies greatly according to geographic location...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583865/breast-abscess-due-to-finegoldia-magna-in-a-non-puerperal-women
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Fernando Cobo, Javier Rodríguez-Granger, Antonio Sampedro, José María Navarro-Marí
Finegoldia magna is a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus involved in a wide variety of infections. We report a unusual case of breast abscess in a non-puerperal patient. A 46-year-old woman presented with pain and a nodular lesion in the left breast. Culture of abscess drainage resulted in isolation of F. magna. Initial treatment with clindamycin was changed to a definitive treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanate for 10 days due to resistance to clindamycin, and improvement of this infection was documented.
June 3, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580656/prepartum-psychosis-and-neonaticide-rare-case-study-and-forensic-psychiatric-synthesis-of-literature
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Maria-Valeria Karakasi, Maria Markopoulou, Ioannis K Tentes, Panagiotis N Tsikouras, Epameinondas Vasilikos, Pavlos Pavlidis
Peripartum psychosis is a rare but serious psychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of a mood episode with psychotic features. Although controversy surrounds the nosological status of peripartum mental disorders, these conditions continue to be of exceptional interest to the medical and forensic mental health communities. The aim of this study was to report a rare case of prepartum psychosis which escalated to the endpoint of neonaticide and summarize literature on peripartum mental disorders and infanticide...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571055/intera%C3%A3-%C3%A3%C2%B5es-medicamentosas-potenciais-e-risco-de-medicamentos-durante-a-gravidez-e-amamenta%C3%A3-%C3%A3-o-um-estudo-observacional-em-unidade-de-terapia-intensiva
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Amanda Canato Ferracini, Aline Teotonio Rodrigues, Marília Berlofa Visacri, Rebeca Stahlschmidt, Nice Maria Oliveira da Silva, Fernanda Garanhani Surita, Priscila Gava Mazzola
Introduction In the pregnancy-puerperal cycle, women may develop complications that require admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Thus, special attention to pharmacotherapy is necessary, particularly to potential drug interactions (PDIs) and to the effect of the drugs on the fetus and newborn. Objective The aim of this study was to determine the profile of PDIs and the potential risk of drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding among patients admitted to the ICU. Methods We conducted an observational, cross-sectional and prospective study, including pregnant and breastfeeding women admitted to the ICU at the Women's Hospital of a university in the city of Campinas, Brazil, for one year...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567105/cerebral-haemodynamics-in-early-puerperium-a-prospective-study
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G P Anzola, R Brighenti, M Cobelli, A Giossi, S Mazzucco, S Olivato, E Pari, M P Piras, A Padovani, F Rinaldi, G Turri
AIM: Prospective study on 900 consecutive puerperae to assess normal values and range of the blood flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery in both hemispheres. MATERIAL AND METHOD: M1 and M2 segments of both middle cerebral arteries were assessed in all subjects within 96 hours of delivery. Mean flow velocity was recorded after adjusting for insonation angle. Lindegaard index (LI = middle cerebral artery-Internal Carotid Artery mean flow velocity ratio) was calculated whenever the mean flow velocity exceeded 100 cm/second...
May 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553027/a-ten-year-audit-of-maternal-mortality-millennium-development-still-a-distant-goal
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Anshuja Singla, Shalini Rajaram, Sumita Mehta, Gita Radhakrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To assess various causes of maternal mortality over a ten year period. DESIGN: Retrospective audit of hospital case records. SETTING: Tertiary care hospital. POPULATION: Pregnant women who expired in the premises of GTB Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective audit of case records of maternal deaths was conducted for a ten year period (January 2005 to December 2014). RESULTS: There were a total of 647 maternal deaths out of 1,16,641 live births...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552890/collaborative-research-on-puerperal-infections-in-bangladesh
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Nobumichi Kobayashi, Salma Ahmed, Ayako Sumi, Noriko Urushibara, Mitsuyo Kawaguchiya, Meiji Soe Aung
Bangladesh is considered as a high-risk country for emerging infectious diseases because of its high population density, poverty, and unhygienic conditions. Although control efforts have primarily been focused on major infectious diseases such as diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV infection, the prevalence and impact of many local or minor infectious diseases are still unclarified in this country. In this review, we present our recent experience and outcomes of collaborative research on puerperal infection (PI), which is a poorly defined infectious disease in Bangladesh...
2017: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532287/maternal-body-mass-index-and-oxytocin-exposure-in-nulliparous-women-is-there-an-interaction-associated-with-maternal-and-neonatal-morbidities
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Akila Subramaniam, John Owen, Sukhkamal B Campbell, Lorie M Harper, Joseph L Fitzwater, Rodney K Edwards
OBJECTIVE: Increasing body mass index (BMI) and administered doses of oxytocin are related to maternal and neonatal morbidities. We evaluated the effect of oxytocin dosage, BMI, and their interaction on select perinatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively studied nulliparas with singletons ≥36 weeks' gestation who received oxytocin and reached the second stage of labor. Oxytocin dosage was defined by the oxytocin product ([maximum oxytocin dose] × [duration of oxytocin infusion]/100 (milliunits))...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522320/risks-and-consequences-of-puerperal-uterine-inversion-in-the-united-states-2004-through-2013
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Sarah L Coad, Leanne S Dahlgren, Jennifer A Hutcheon
BACKGROUND: Puerperal uterine inversion is a rare, potentially life-threatening obstetrical emergency. The current literature consists of small case series and a single nationwide study from Europe with only 15 cases. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to define the incidence, temporal trends, and outcomes in women with uterine inversion using a nationally representative US cohort. STUDY DESIGN: We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a 20% sample of US hospital admissions, to identify all deliveries from 2004 through 2013...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499552/puerperal-ventral-epidural-hematoma-after-epidural-labor-analgesia
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I Gruzman, I Shelef, A Y Weintraub, A Zlotnik, O Erez
Serious complications in obstetric anesthesia are a rare occurrence. High neuraxial block, respiratory arrest in labor and delivery, and an unrecognized spinal catheter are among the most frequently reported serious complications. A serious complication occurs in approximately 1:3000 obstetric patients. Neuraxial hematoma after obstetric epidural analgesia or anesthesia is extremely rare. We present a case of a puerperal spinal epidural hematoma following epidural labor analgesia. The patient presented with foot drop, which resolved after conservative treatment...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494391/living-with-parents-or-with-parents-in-law-and-postpartum-depression-a-preliminary-investigation-in-china
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Yue-Yun Wang, Hui Li, You-Jie Wang, Hong Wang, Yan-Ru Zhang, Lin Gong, Jian Ma, Yan Wang, Ming-Zhen Wang, Shi-Xian Qiu, Shi-Xin Yuan
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the association between puerperal women's living situation and postpartum depression. The aim of this study was to examine the association between living with parents or with parents-in-law and postpartum depression among Chinese puerperal women. METHODS: A total of 1126 participants who completed questionnaire were included in our analysis. Postpartum depression status was assessed using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485834/profile-and-outcomes-of-women-with-pregnancy-related-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-dialysis-at-a-center-in-ethiopia
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Delayehu Bekele, Momina Ahmed, Ahmed Ibrahim, Seman Kedir, Grace Chan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical profile and outcomes of women with pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (AKI) undergoing dialysis at Saint Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, where the first publicly funded large-scale dialysis service in Ethiopia was established. METHODS: In a hospital-based retrospective study, clinical records were reviewed for all women with pregnancy-related AKI attending the hemodialysis unit at the study center between August 2013 and July 2015...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479793/clinical-profile-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-of-cortical-venous-thrombosis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-india
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Basavaraj Fakkirappa Banakar, Vandana Hiregoudar
BACKGROUND: Cortical venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare condition, compared to arterial stroke and often occurs in young individuals presenting with varying clinical features. AIM: The aim is to study clinical profile and assess the outcome and prognostic factors of CVT patients. METHODOLOGY: A case series study was done for 2 years. CVT cases confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging were included in this study. Clinical presentation and risk factors were noted then patients were assessed at the time of discharge for their physical and mental status...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
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