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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352594/systematic-review-of-uterine-artery-embolisation-practice-guidelines-are-all-the-guidelines-on-the-same-page
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H T Chen, S Athreya
AIM: To evaluate the degree of concordance amongst the currently available guidelines informing the use of uterine artery embolisation (UAE), and identify any inconsistencies present. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Standards of practice and quality improvement guidelines were retrieved through a search of PubMed and EMBASE. Additional sets of guidelines were retrieved directly from the websites of known obstetrics and gynaecology and radiological associations. RESULTS: Eleven guidelines were retrieved from organisations located in Europe, North America, and Australia...
January 15, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346570/implementation-status-of-morbidity-and-mortality-conferences-in-swiss-hospitals-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-study
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Isabelle Praplan-Rudaz, Yvonne Pfeiffer, David L B Schwappach
Objective: To determine the implementation status and current practice of morbidity and mortality conferences (M&MCs) in Switzerland. Design: A national cross-sectional online survey was conducted in spring 2017. The questionnaire focused on overall goals, structure and procedures of hospital M&MCs. Further topics included satisfaction, perceived effectiveness and support requirements. Setting: A total of 913 chief physicians of surgery and internal medicine, and specialist fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology and intensive care from Swiss acute care hospitals were invited to the survey...
January 16, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344403/maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-retroperitoneal-haematomas-in-pregnancy
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Junaid Rafi, Haroona Khalil
Retroperitoneal haematomas in obstetrics are uncommon. The causes and pathogenesis of retroperitoneal haematomas lack clarity and the aim of this review is to recognise retroperitoneal haematomas as a separate entity from commonly seen vaginal and pelvic haematomas. It is time to raise awareness among obstetricians to recognise retroperitoneal haematomas as an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality which requires high clinical suspicion and multidisciplinary input. As retroperitoneal haematomas are rare but can cause serious threat to maternal wellbeing, resources should be directed towards their management...
January 2018: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337448/-obstetrics
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Véronique Othenin-Girard, Noémie Bouchet, Riccardo E Pfister, Olivier Baud, Nicole Jastrow, Agnès Ditisheim, Nadia Berkane, Begoña Martinez De Tejada
During the past year, we have renewed interest in old well-known problems. New studies and guidelines have been issued about lung maturation in cases of preterm delivery after 37 weeks of gestation. Short term benefits have been proven but the number of cases needed to treat to prevent one case of respiratory complications is high and with possible neurological long-term effects. Also, several studies have shown the benefits of including the ultrasound measurement of the inferior segment of the uterus in order to attempt vaginal delivery after caesarean section with the lowest risk for uterine rupture, while others studies have shown the best procedure to close the uterus during cesarean section...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335907/content-of-first-prenatal-visits
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J Dyer, G Latendresse, E Cole, J Coleman, E Rothwell
Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the content of the first prenatal visit within an academic medical center clinic and to compare the topics discussed to 2014 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists guidelines for the initial prenatal visit. Methods Clinical interactions were audio recorded and transcribed (n = 30). A content analysis was used to identify topics discussed during the initial prenatal visit. Topics discussed were then compared to the 2014 ACOG guidelines for adherence...
January 15, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327608/pregnancy-outcomes-of-women-with-spina-bifida
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Nathalie Auger, Laura Arbour, Mireille E Schnitzer, Jessica Healy-Profitós, Geneviève Nadeau, William D Fraser
PURPOSE: To assess the pregnancy outcomes of women with spina bifida. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed a population-based cohort of 397 pregnant women with spina bifida and 1,083,211 without spina bifida who delivered infants in hospitals in Quebec, Canada, 1989-2013. Outcomes included maternal and infant morbidity and mortality at delivery. We used log-binomial regression models to estimate prevalence ratios (PR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the association of maternal spina bifida with pregnancy outcomes, accounting for maternal characteristics...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324608/quality-assurance-practices-in-obstetric-care-a-survey-of-hospitals-in-california
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Lisbet S Lundsberg, Henry C Lee, Grace Villarin Dueñas, Kimberly D Gregory, Holly K Grossetta Nardini, Christian M Pettker, Jessica L Illuzzi, Xiao Xu
OBJECTIVE: To assess hospital practices in obstetric quality management activities and identify institutional characteristics associated with utilization of evidence-supported practices. METHODS: Data for this study came from a statewide survey of obstetric hospitals in California regarding their organization and delivery of perinatal care. We analyzed responses from 185 hospitals that completed quality assurance sections of the survey to assess their practices in a broad spectrum of quality enhancement activities...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323605/outcomes-for-gestational-carriers-versus-traditional-surrogates-in-the-united-states
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Erika L Fuchs, Abbey B Berenson
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the obstetric and procedural outcomes of traditional surrogates and gestational carriers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants included 222 women living in the United States who completed a brief online survey between November 2015 and February 2016. Differences between gestational carriers (n = 204) and traditional surrogates (n = 18) in demographic characteristics, pregnancy outcomes, and procedural outcomes were examined using chi-squared tests, Fisher's exact tests, and t-tests...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313458/clinician-perspectives-on-strategies-to-improve-patient-maternal-immunization-acceptability-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology-practice-settings
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Paula M Frew, Laura A Randall, Fauzia Malik, Rupali Lamaye, Andrew Wilson, Sean T O'Leary, Daniel Salmon, Meghan Donnelly, Kevin Ault, Matthew Z Dudley, Vincent L Fenimore, Saad B Omer
Pregnancy is an ideal time to communicate with women about vaccines for themselves and their infants, yet maternal immunization rates remain suboptimal. This study aimed to identify clinic, provider, and staff-related attributes and facilitators to be utilized for a comprehensive vaccine intervention in ob-gyn clinical settings. We conducted in-depth interviews with 24 providers, both healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives) and practice managers, from urban and suburban ob-gyn practices in Georgia and Colorado about their immunization attitudes, practices, and patient experiences...
January 9, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310599/birthplace-choices-what-are-the-information-needs-of-women-when-choosing-where-to-give-birth-in-england-a-qualitative-study-using-online-and-face-to-face-focus-groups
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Lisa Hinton, Carol Dumelow, Rachel Rowe, Jennifer Hollowell
BACKGROUND: Current clinical guidelines and national policy in England support offering 'low risk' women a choice of birth setting. Options include: home, free-standing midwifery unit (FMU), alongside midwifery unit (AMU) or obstetric unit (OU). This study, which is part of a broader project designed to inform policy on 'choice' in relation to childbirth, aimed to provide evidence on UK women's experiences of choice and decision-making in the period since the publication of the Birthplace findings (2011) and new NICE guidelines (2014)...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306447/obstetric-and-gynecologic-ultrasound-curriculum-and-competency-assessment-in-residency-training-programs-consensus-report
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Alfred Abuhamad, Katherine K Minton, Carol B Benson, Trish Chudleigh, Lori Crites, Peter M Doubilet, Rita Driggers, Wesley Lee, Karen V Mann, James J Perez, Nancy C Rose, Lynn L Simpson, Ann Tabor, Beryl R Benacerraf
Ultrasound imaging has become integral to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. With increasing educational demands and limited hours in residency programs, dedicated time for training and achieving competency in ultrasound has diminished substantially. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine assembled a multisociety task force to develop a consensus-based, standardized curriculum and competency assessment tools for obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound training in residency programs. The curriculum and competency assessment tools were developed based on existing national and international guidelines for the performance of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound examinations and thus are intended to represent the minimum requirement for such training...
January 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297658/current-perspectives-on-the-use-of-fetal-fibronectin-testing-in-preterm-labor-diagnosis-and-management
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Michael S Ruma, Katie C Bittner, Clara B Soh
One in 10 infants in the United States is delivered preterm (ie, before the 37th week of pregnancy), contributing to the significant burden on the national healthcare system. Nevertheless, a lack of agreement continues among obstetric professional societies on guidelines for standardization of the approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with symptoms of preterm labor (PTL). This disparity in consensus has likely resulted in poor identification of women at an increased risk for preterm birth (PTB)...
December 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297616/obstetric-and-gynecologic-ultrasound-curriculum-and-competency-assessment-in-residency-training-programs-consensus-report
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A Abuhamad, K K Minton, C B Benson, T Chudleigh, L Crites, P M Doubilet, R Driggers, W Lee, K V Mann, J J Perez, N C Rose, L L Simpson, A Tabor, B R Benacerraf
Ultrasound imaging has become integral to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. With increasing educational demands and limited hours in residency programs, dedicated time for training and achieving competency in ultrasound has diminished substantially. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine assembled a multi-Society Task Force to develop a consensus-based, standardized curriculum and competency assessment tools for obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound training in residency programs. The curriculum and competency-assessment tools were developed based on existing national and international guidelines for the performance of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound examinations and thus are intended to represent the minimum requirement for such training...
January 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297610/obstetric-and-gynecologic-ultrasound-curriculum-and-competency-assessment-in-residency-training-programs-consensus-report
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Alfred Abuhamad, Katherine K Minton, Carol B Benson, Trish Chudleigh, Lori Crites, Peter M Doubilet, Rita Driggers, Wesley Lee, Karen V Mann, James J Perez, Nancy C Rose, Lynn L Simpson, Ann Tabor, Beryl R Benacerraf
Ultrasound imaging has become integral to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. With increasing educational demands and limited hours in residency programs, dedicated time for training and achieving competency in ultrasound has diminished substantially. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine assembled a multisociety task force to develop a consensus-based, standardized curriculum and competency assessment tools for obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound training in residency programs. The curriculum and competency assessment tools were developed based on existing national and international guidelines for the performance of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound examinations and thus are intended to represent the minimum requirement for such training...
January 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297366/protected-to-death-systematic-exclusion-of-pregnant-women-from-ebola-virus-disease-trials
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Melba F Gomes, Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez, Abha Saxena, Annette C Kuesel
BACKGROUND: For 30 years, women have sought equal opportunity to be included in trials so that drugs are equitably studied in women as well as men; regulatory guidelines have changed accordingly. Pregnant women, however, continue to be excluded from trials for non-obstetric conditions, though they have been included for trials of life-threatening diseases because prospects for maternal survival outweighed potential fetal risks. Ebola virus disease is a life-threatening infection without approved treatments or vaccines...
December 14, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276160/management-and-outcome-of-reduced-fetal-movements-is-ultrasound-necessary
#16
Nasser Abu Awad, Thomas Jordan, Robert Mundle, Dan Farine
OBJECTIVE: To review the management and outcome of pregnancies of women presenting to obstetrical triage with decreased fetal movements (DFM). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of women presenting with DFMs to two large Canadian obstetrical centres with a combined 9490 deliveries per year. The charts were reviewed for compliance with the Canadian guidelines for demographics (age, parity, GA, comorbidities, etc.), pregnancy management (admission vs. discharge, need to deliver), and pregnancy outcomes (mortality, morbidity, GA at delivery, Apgar scores, etc...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275278/increasing-compliance-with-a-clinical-practice-guideline-for-fetal-fibronectin-testing-and-the-management-of-threatened-preterm-labour-a-quality-improvement-project
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Lisa K Dawes, Malini Subramoney, Laura M Miller, Katie M Groom
OBJECTIVE: To increase adherence to a local hospital clinical practice guideline for the use of fetal fibronectin testing in women presenting with symptoms of threatened preterm labour. STUDY DESIGN: A quality improvement project using a multi-faceted implementation strategy. SETTING: National Women's Health, Auckland City Hospital; a tertiary referral maternity unit in Auckland, New Zealand. POPULATION: All obstetricians, junior obstetric doctors and hospital employed midwives...
December 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251370/barriers-and-facilitators-to-birth-without-epidural-in-a-tertiary-obstetric-referral-center-perspectives-of-health-care-professionals-and-patients
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Alyssa Knox, Geneviève Rouleau, Sonia Semenic, Malisa Khongkham, Luisa Ciofani
BACKGROUND: Epidural rates are high in tertiary obstetric referral centers, even though many patients in tertiary settings might not want or need epidural analgesia. Epidural rates are influenced by factors including labor support and routine medical intervention. This study aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to birth without epidural in a Canadian tertiary center, from the perspectives of doctors, nurses, and patients. METHODS: In this qualitative exploratory study, individual, semi-structured interviews were conducted in 2016 with 5 doctors, 5 nurses, and 4 patients who intended to birth without epidural...
December 18, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242280/results-of-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-expansile-and-infiltrative-mucinous-ovarian-cancers
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Sebastien Gouy, Marine Saidani, Amandine Maulard, Slim Bach-Hamba, Enrica Bentivegna, Alexandra Leary, Patricia Pautier, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Catherine Genestie, Philippe Morice
BACKGROUND: No series had been reported focusing on the results of fertility-sparing surgery in stage I mucinous ovarian cancers according to histotype (infiltrative vs. expansile). Investigating such outcomes was the aim of the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a retrospective analysis of patients treated conservatively with preservation of the uterus and contralateral ovary from 1976 to 2016. The pathology of the tumors was reviewed by two expert pathologists according to the 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) classification criteria...
December 14, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237141/lessons-from-the-barn-to-the-operating-suite-a-comprehensive-review-of-animal-models-for-fetal-surgery
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Sandra K Kabagambe, Chelsey J Lee, Laura F Goodman, Y Julia Chen, Melissa A Vanover, Diana L Farmer
The International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society was created in 1982 and proposed guidelines for fetal interventions that required demonstrations of the safety and feasibility of intended interventions in animal models prior to application in humans. Because of their short gestation and low cost, small animal models are useful in early investigation of fetal strategies. However, owing to the anatomic and physiologic differences between small animals and humans, repeated studies in large animal models are usually needed to facilitate translation to humans...
December 13, 2017: Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
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