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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772928/a-clinical-carepath-for-obese-pregnant-women-a-pragmatic-pilot-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah D McDonald, Kristen A Viaje, Rebecca A Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V Maxwell, David Small, Tracy Pearce Kelly, B H Sc Midwifery, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane
OBJECTIVES: Obese women are at increased risks for complications during pregnancy, birth and in their infants. Although guidelines have been established for the clinical care of obese pregnant women, management is sometimes suboptimal. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of implementing and testing a clinical carepath for obese pregnant women compared to standard care, in a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT). METHODS: A pragmatic pilot cluster RCT was conducted, randomly allocating eight clinics to the carepath or standard care for obese pregnant women...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771998/risk-factors-for-inappropriate-blood-requisition-among-hospitals-in-tanzania
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Wilhellmuss I Mauka, Tara B Mtuy, Michael J Mahande, Sia E Msuya, Innocent B Mboya, Abdul Juma, Rune N Philemon
BACKGROUND: Blood is a critical aspect of treatment in life saving situations, increasing demand. Blood requisition practices greatly effect sufficient supply in blood banks. This study aimed to determine the risk factors for inappropriate blood requisition in Tanzania. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study using secondary data of 14,460 patients' blood requests from 42 transfusion hospitals. Primary data were obtained by using cluster-sampling design. Data were analysed using a two-level mixed-effects Poisson regression to determine fixed-effects of individual-level factors and hospital level factors associated with inappropriate blood requests...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765296/peripartum-haemorrhage-haemostatic-aspects-of-the-new-german-pph-guideline
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REVIEW
Heiko Lier, Christian von Heymann, Wolfgang Korte, Dietmar Schlembach
Summary Peripartum haemorrhage remains one of the main causes of maternal mortality world-wide. The German, Austrian and Swiss Societies of Gynaecology and Obstetrics have updated the current guidelines for the treatment of peripartum haemorrhage together with the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research. The recommendations have been the result of a thorough review of the available scientific literature and a consensus process involving all members of the guideline group...
April 2018: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757074/differences-in-screening-and-treatment-for-antepartum-versus-postpartum-patients-are-providers-implementing-the-guidelines-of-care-for-perinatal-depression
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Gina L Fedock, Carmen Alvarez
BACKGROUND: National guidelines recommend universal depression screening for perinatal patients and provide treatment recommendations to prevent adverse maternal/child health outcomes. However, providers rarely screen all patients, and most women with perinatal depression remain undertreated. This study investigated predictors of universal screening and guideline-congruent care for perinatal depression by obstetrician-gynecologists and examined differences in practices with pregnant and postpartum patients...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742654/effects-of-cancer-genetic-panel-testing-on-at-risk-individuals
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Anja S Frost, Miriam Toaff, Tara Biagi, Elizabeth Stark, Allison McHenry, Rebecca Kaltman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of screening patients at increased risk for hereditary cancer syndromes with an extended panel of cancer predisposition genes to identify actionable genetic mutations. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients presenting to a multidisciplinary cancer program for genetic counseling and testing from January 2015 to December 2016. Individuals presenting to the program were identified as at-risk by a personal or family history of cancer, by their health care provider, or by self-referral...
May 7, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737808/effect-of-individualised-dietary-education-at-medical-check-ups-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-in-pregnant-japanese-women
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Reiko Tajirika-Shirai, Hidemi Takimoto, Tetsuji Yokoyama, Hitoshi Kaneko, Toshiro Kubota, Naoyuki Miyasaka
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: An increased prevalence of low maternal weight and insufficient pregnancy weight gain may be responsible for an increase in low birthweight infants in Japan. We aimed to examine the effects of individualised dietary education at medical check-ups on maternal/fetal outcomes in Japanese women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Four hundred and six underweight and normal weight singleton pregnant women, who attended check-ups at an obstetric facility until ≥30 weeks gestation and delivered at 36-41 weeks gestation, were selected for analyses...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731208/no-359-obstetric-ultrasound-biological-effects-and-safety
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Michiel C Van den Hof
OBJECTIVE: To review the biological effects and safety of obstetric ultrasound. OUTCOME: Outline the circumstances in which safety may be a concern with obstetric ultrasound. EVIDENCE: The 2005 version of this guideline was used as a basis and updated following a Medline search and review of relevant publications. Sources included guidelines and reports by Health Canada and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. VALUES: Review by principal author and the Diagnostic Imaging Committee of the SOGC...
May 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724142/interobserver-agreement-in-analysis-of-cardiotocograms-recorded-during-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean
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M Caning, D L A Thisted, I Amer-Wählin, G H Laier, L Krebs
INTRODUCTION: To examine interobserver agreement in intrapartum cardiotocography (CTG) classification in women undergoing trial of labor after a cesarean section (TOLAC) at term with or without complete uterine rupture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen blinded and independent Danish obstetricians assessed CTG tracings from 47 women (174 individual pages) with a complete uterine rupture during TOLAC and 37 women (133 individual pages) with no uterine rupture during TOLAC...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724141/major-obstetric-haemorrhage-of-2000-ml-or-greater-a-clinical-audit
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J O'Sullivan, R Mansfield, R Talbot, A E Cairns
Haemorrhage remains a leading cause of maternal death. We conducted an audit to identify strategies to improve the management at our local NHS Trust. A data collection form was based on our local guideline. A coded database search was conducted for all deliveries where the estimated blood loss was ≥2000 ml (from June 1 2015 to December 31 2015), returning 68 search results (13.7/1000 births). Fifty-six records were included. Poor compliance (<75%) was seen in some key areas including the major obstetric haemorrhage (MOH) call activation (52%), the presence of an anaesthetic consultant (63%) and tranexamic acid administration (46%)...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720744/peripartum-haemorrhage-diagnosis-and-therapy-guideline-of-the-dggg-oeggg-and-sggg-s2k-level-awmf-registry-no-015-063-march-2016
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Dietmar Schlembach, Hanns Helmer, Wolfgang Henrich, Christian von Heymann, Franz Kainer, Wolfgang Korte, Maritta Kühnert, Heiko Lier, Holger Maul, Werner Rath, Susanne Steppat, Daniel Surbek, Jürgen Wacker
Purpose: This is an official interdisciplinary guideline, published and coordinated by the German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGGG), the Austrian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (OEGGG) and the Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SGGG). The guideline was developed for use in German-speaking countries and is backed by the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine (DGAI), the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research (GTH) and the German Association of Midwives...
April 2018: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720743/recurrent-miscarriage-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-guideline-of-the-dggg-oeggg-and-sggg-s2k-level-awmf-registry-number-015-050
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Bettina Toth, Wolfgang Würfel, Michael Bohlmann, Johannes Zschocke, Sabine Rudnik-Schöneborn, Frank Nawroth, Ekkehard Schleußner, Nina Rogenhofer, Tewes Wischmann, Michael von Wolff, Katharina Hancke, Sören von Otte, Ruben Kuon, Katharina Feil, Clemens Tempfer
Purpose: Official guideline of the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG), the Austrian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (ÖGGG) and the Swiss Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SGGG). The aim of this guideline was to standardize the diagnosis and treatment of couples with recurrent miscarriage (RM). Recommendations were based on the current literature and the views of the involved committee members. Methods: Based on the current literature, the committee members developed the statements and recommendations of this guideline in a formalized process which included DELPHI rounds and a formal consensus meeting...
April 2018: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704813/opportunistic-prophylactic-salpingectomy-for-prevention-of-ovarian-cancer-what-do-national-societies-advise
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Angelika Ntoumanoglou-Schuiki, Gordana Tomasch, Rene Laky, Nadja Taumberger, Vesna Bjelic-Radisic, Karl Tamussino
OBJECTIVE: To determine how many FIGO (International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology) member societies have statements regarding opportunistic (incidental, prophylactic, risk-reducing) salpingectomy at the time of benign gynecologic surgery and to categorize statements as positive, negative or ambivalent. STUDY DESIGN: The websites of the 130 FIGO member societies were searched for statements on opportunistic salpingectomy. We looked for separate statements and statements embedded in other documents such as clinical guidelines as well as statements by national societies of gynecologic oncology...
March 30, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698330/inflammatory-markers-and-preeclampsia-a-systematic-review
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Kathleen Darrah Black, June Andrews Horowitz
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia (PE), a serious and variable pregnancy complication affecting 5%-10% of the obstetric population, has an undetermined etiology, yet inflammation is concomitant with its development, particularly in relation to endothelial dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the published evidence concerning an association between PE and inflammatory markers for their usefulness in the prediction or early identification of women with PE in antepartum clinical settings...
May 2018: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692634/chronic-pain-during-pregnancy-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Shona L Ray-Griffith, Michael P Wendel, Zachary N Stowe, Everett F Magann
Background and purpose: The majority of the reviews and studies on chronic pain in pregnancy have primarily focused on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options. The purpose of our review was to identify evidence-based clinical research for the evaluation and management of preexisting chronic pain in pregnancy, chronic pain associated with pregnancy, and chronic pain in relation to mode of delivery. Methods: A literature search was undertaken using the search engines PubMed, CINAHL, EBSCOhost, and Web of Science...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690917/health-consequences-for-mother-and-baby-of-substantial-pre-conception-weight-loss-in-obese-women-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah Price, Alison Nankervis, Michael Permezel, Luke Prendergast, Priya Sumithran, Joseph Proietto
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the management of obesity in women planning pregnancy suggest lifestyle modification before conception. However, there is little evidence that lifestyle modification alters pregnancy outcomes. Bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss. This appears to reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for the mother but may increase the risk of adverse outcomes for the infant. In order to reduce the risks of obesity-related adverse pregnancy outcomes for both mother and offspring, alternative approaches to the management of obesity in women planning pregnancy are needed...
April 24, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685652/-an-analysis-of-caesarean-sections-in-uruguay-by-type-of-hospital
#16
Rafael Aguirre, José-Ignacio Antón, Patricia Triunfo
OBJECTIVE: To analyse on a comparative basis the incidence of caesarean sections among the different health care systems in Uruguay and with respect to the World Health Organization's (WHO) standards, taking into account the medical-obstetric characteristics of the births, particularly, the Robson classification. METHODS: We examine 190,847 births registered by the Perinatal Information System in Uruguay between 2009 and 2014 by type of health care system. Using logit models, we analyse the probability of caesarean section taking into account the Robson classification, other risk factors and the mothers' characteristics...
April 20, 2018: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680084/no-197b-fetal-health-surveillance-intrapartum-consensus-guideline
#17
Robert Liston, Diane Sawchuck, David Young
OBJECTIVE: This guideline provides new recommendations pertaining to the application and documentation of fetal surveillance in the intrapartum period that will decrease the incidence of birth asphyxia while maintaining the lowest possible rate of obstetrical intervention. Pregnancies with and without risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes are considered. This guideline presents an alternative classification system for antenatal fetal non-stress testing and intrapartum electronic fetal surveillance to what has been used previously...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680082/no-197a-fetal-health-surveillance-antepartum-consensus-guideline
#18
Robert Liston, Diane Sawchuck, David Young
OBJECTIVE: This guideline provides new recommendations pertaining to the application and documentation of fetal surveillance in the antepartum period that will decrease the incidence of birth asphyxia while maintaining the lowest possible rate of obstetrical intervention. Pregnancies with and without risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes are considered. This guideline presents an alternative classification system for antenatal fetal non-stress testing to what has been used previously...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673570/pregnancy-and-parental-leave-among-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residents-results-of-a-nationwide-survey-of-program-directors
#19
Eduardo Hariton, Benjamin Matthews, Abigail Burns, Chitra Akileswaran, Lori R Berkowitz
INTRODUCTION: The health and economic benefits of paid parental leave have been well documented. In 2016, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) released a policy statement on recommended parental leave for trainees, yet, data on adoption of said guidelines is nonexistent and published data on parental leave policies in Ob-Gyn is outdated. The objective of our study is to understand existing parental leave policies in Ob-Gyn training programs and to evaluate program director opinions on these policies and on parenting in residency...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672829/timing-of-diagnosis-of-gestational-diabetes-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-retrospective-cohort
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Alexis Shub, Tess Chee, Alexandra Templeton, Deborah Boyce, Catharine McNamara, Christine Houlihan, Leonid Churilov, Elizabeth A McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Recent guidelines suggest screening high-risk women in early pregnancy for gestational diabetes (GDM); however, there is little evidence to support this. AIMS: To compare pregnancy outcomes associated with diabetes for women with risk factors for GDM according to gestation of diagnosis. Early GDM was defined as a positive test before 20 weeks gestation, late GDM as a positive test at 20 or more weeks and no GDM when both tests were negative. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis in an Australian tertiary hospital of women who underwent a glucose tolerance test in pregnancy prior to 20 weeks gestation, and a repeat test after 20 weeks gestation if the initial test was negative...
April 19, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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