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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241699/sterile-water-injections-for-childbirth-pain-an-evidenced-based-guide-to-practice
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Lena B Mårtensson, Eileen K Hutton, Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea, Yu Gao, Ingrid Bergh
BACKGROUND: About 30% of women in labour suffer from lower back pain. Studies of sterile water injections for management of low back pain have consistently shown this approach to be effective. The objective of this evidence-based guide is to facilitate the clinical use of sterile water injections to relieve lower back pain in labouring women. METHODS: To identify relevant publications our search strategy was based on computerised literature searches in scientific databases...
December 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237479/birth-delivery-method-affects-expression-of-immune-genes-in-lung-and-jejunum-tissue-of-neonatal-beef-calves
#2
Carla Surlis, Keelan McNamara, Eoin O'Hara, Sinead Waters, Marijke Beltman, Joseph Cassidy, David Kenny
BACKGROUND: Caesarean section is a routine veterinary obstetrical procedure employed to alleviate dystocia in cattle. However, CS, particularly before the onset of labour, is known to negatively affect neonatal respiration and metabolic adaptation in humans, though there is little published information for cattle. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of elective caesarean section (ECS) or normal trans-vaginal (TV) delivery, on lung and jejunal gene expression profiles of neonatal calves...
December 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231787/using-a-quality-improvement-approach-to-improve-maternal-and-neonatal-care-in-north-kivu-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Michelle Hynes, Kate Meehan, Janet Meyers, Leon Mashukano Maneno, Erin Hulland
Providing quality health care services in humanitarian settings is challenging due to population displacement, lack of qualified staff and supervisory oversight, and disruption of supply chains. This study explored whether a participatory quality improvement (QI) intervention could be used in a protracted conflict setting to improve facility-based maternal and newborn care. A longitudinal quasi-experimental design was used to examine delivery of maternal and newborn care components at 12 health facilities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...
December 12, 2017: Reproductive Health Matters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223042/experiences-of-early-labour-management-from-perspectives-of-women-labour-companions-and-health-professionals-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
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REVIEW
Sarah Beake Rm Ma Research Associate, Yan-Shing Chang Ba MPhil PhD Lecturer, Helen Cheyne Rm Rgn MSc PhD Professor Of Midwifery, Helen Spiby MPhil Rn Rm Professor Of Midwifery, Jane Sandall Rm MSc PhD Professor Of Social Science And Women's Health, Debra Bick
OBJECTIVES: to examine evidence of women's, labour companions' and health professionals' experiences of management of early labour to consider how this could be enhanced to better reflect women's needs. DESIGN: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: women in early labour with term, low risk singleton pregnancies, not booked for a planned caesarean birth or post-dates induction of labour, their labour companions, and health professionals responsible for early labour care (e...
November 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218714/using-a-service-design-model-to-develop-the-passport-to-safer-birth-in-nigeria-and-uganda
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Mariana Salgado, Melanie Wendland, Damaris Rodriguez, Meghan A Bohren, Olufemi T Oladapo, Olubunmi A Ojelade, Adebimpe A Olalere, Ronald Luwangula, Kidza Mugerwa, Bukola Fawole
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how a human-centered service design approach can generate practical tools for good-quality childbirth care in low-resource settings. METHODS: As part of the WHO "Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty" (BOLD) project, a service design approach was used in eight Ugandan and Nigerian health facilities and communities to develop the "Passport to Safer Birth." There are three phases: Research for Design, Concept Design, and Detail Design. These generated design principles, design archetype personas, and Passport prototypes...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213010/continuous-improvement-of-fitness-for-duty-management-programs-for-workers-engaging-in-stabilizing-and-decommissioning-work-at-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant
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Koji Mori, Seiichiro Tateishi, Tatsuhiko Kubo, Yuichi Kobayashi, Ko Hiraoka, Futoshi Kawashita, Takeshi Hayashi, Yoshifumi Kiyomoto, Masaki Kobashi, Kota Fukai, Hiroyuki Tahara, Ryuji Okazaki, Akira Ogami, Kazuyuki Igari, Katsunori Suzuki, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Sakai
BACKGROUND: Numerous workers have participated in recovery efforts following the accident that occurred at the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the Great East Japan Earthquake. These workers, belonging to various companies, have been engaged in various tasks since the accident. Given the hazards and stress involved in these tasks and the relatively long time required to transport sick or injured workers to medical institutions, it became necessary to quickly implement a more stringent management program for fitness for duty than in ordinary work environments...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210161/do-time-of-birth-unit-volume-and-staff-seniority-affect-neonatal-outcome-in-deliveries-at-%C3%A2-34-0-weeks-of-gestation
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P Reif, G Pichler, A Griesbacher, G Lehner, W Schöll, U Lang, H Hofmann, D Ulrich
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether time of birth, unit volume, and staff seniority affect neonatal outcome in neonates born at ≥34+0 weeks of gestation. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: Ten public hospitals in the Austrian province of Styria. SAMPLE: A total of 87 065 neonates delivered in the period 2004-2015. METHODS: Based on short-term outcome data, generalised linear mixed models were used to calculate the risk for adverse and severely adverse neonatal outcomes according to time of birth, unit volume, and staff seniority...
December 6, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203743/analysis-of-major-risk-factors-affecting-those-working-in-the-agrarian-sector-based-on-a-sociological-survey
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Olena M Krekoten, Anatolii V Dereziuk, Olena V Ihnaschuk, Svitlana E Holovchanska
INTRODUCTION: Issues related to labour potential, its state and problems have consistently been a focus of attention for the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Its respective analysis shows that labour potential problems remain unresolved in many countries of the world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), adverse working conditions are among major factors of occupational disease development in Europe and the reason for disabilities of economically active population during 2...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197879/corticosteroid-induced-leukocytosis-in-pregnancy-a-prospective-observational-study
#9
H Y Voon, M S Leong, C W Li, A Bujang, H Suharjono
BACKGROUND: In the course of managing preterm labour, increasing trends of total white cell count raises concern for the obstetrician, suggesting a possible underlying infectious aetiology. Although mild leukocytosis is expected in pregnancy, the patterns of increment after corticosteroid administration are not well described beyond animal models and in a small number of human studies. METHODS: Seventy-three consecutive patients who required antenatal corticosteroids for either preterm labour or prelabour caesarean section were recruited and given a standard course of 12mg dexamethasone phosphate, twelve hours apart...
October 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195637/professional-confidence-among-swedish-final-year-midwifery-students-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lena Bäck, Bharati Sharma, Annika Karlström, Katarina Tunon, Ingegerd Hildingsson
OBJECTIVE: Previous international studies have shown that midwifery students do not feel confident in many areas where they are supposed to practice independently. The knowledge about Swedish midwifery students' confidence is fairly under investigated. The purpose of the present study was to explore final years' midwifery students' professional confidence in basic midwifery skills according to ICM competencies and associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey where all midwifery programs in Sweden were invited to participate...
December 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187760/the-exit-ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-procedure-from-the-paediatric-ent-perspective
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B Pucher, J Szydlowski, K Jonczyk-Potoczna, J Sroczynski
The main principle of the EXIT procedure is to maintain uteroplacental circulation with neonatal anaesthesia by controlled uterine hypotonia. This enables securing the foetal airways and decompress or resect large neck and mediastinal foetal masses. The authors present their experience with use of the EXIT procedure in 7 foetuses in whom evaluation and management of the airways were performed. In 4 patients, the neck mass was surgically removed in the neonatal period, in 1 the propranolol treatment was introduced...
November 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183020/clinical-application-of-quantitative-foetal-fibronectin-for-the-prediction-of-preterm-birth-in-symptomatic-women
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Samara K Radford, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Edward Araujo Júnior, Penelope M Sheehan
AIM: To evaluate the clinical application of the new Hologic quantitative foetal fibronectin (qfFN) bedside test for the prediction of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) in patients with symptoms suggestive of spontaneous threatened preterm labour (sPTL). METHODS: A prospective observational study with 154 pregnant women presenting signs and symptoms of sPTL was conducted. These women were subjected to a qfFN test between 22 and 35 weeks of gestation For each cut-off threshold, the ability to predict sPTB at within 14 days of conducting the test and <37 weeks was assessed by calculating the positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), likelihood ratios, odds ratios, sensitivity, and specificity...
November 29, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181841/epidural-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-pre-eclampsia-in-non-labouring-women
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REVIEW
Amita Ray, Sujoy Ray
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multi-organ disorder, which is characterised by hypertension and multisystem organ involvement and which has significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Failure of the placental vascular remodelling and reduced uteroplacental flow form the etiopathological basis of pre-eclampsia. There are several established therapies for pre-eclampsia including antihypertensives and anticonvulsants. Most of these therapies aim at controlling the blood pressure or preventing complications of elevated blood pressure, or both...
November 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167927/new-diagnostic-criteria-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-their-impact-on-the-number-of-diagnoses-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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Sarah H Koning, Jelmer J van Zanden, Klaas Hoogenberg, Helen L Lutgers, Alberdina W Klomp, Fleurisca J Korteweg, Aren J van Loon, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Paul P van den Berg
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Detection and management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are crucial to reduce the risk of pregnancy-related complications for both mother and child. In 2013, the WHO adopted new diagnostic criteria for GDM to improve pregnancy outcomes. However, the evidence supporting these criteria is limited. Consequently, these new criteria have not yet been endorsed in the Netherlands. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of these criteria on the number of GDM diagnoses and pregnancy outcomes...
November 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162039/experiences-and-wishes-of-women-regarding-systemic-aspects-of-midwifery-care-in-germany-a-qualitative-study-with-focus-groups
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Elke Mattern, Susanne Lohmann, Gertrud M Ayerle
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of pregnant women's and mothers' viewpoints on midwifery care is crucial for its appropriate delivery and research. In Germany, comprehensive research to more fully understand women's needs in pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period until weaning is lacking. International studies provide some knowledge of women's expectations, their choices, and subjective criteria indicating good midwifery care. METHODS: This study explores pregnant women's and mothers' experiences, needs and wishes regarding systemic aspects of midwifery care (access, availability, choices, model of midwifery care; maternity care in the healthcare system)...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160193/fertility-transition-in-sri-lanka-is-it-a-temporary-phenomenon
#16
E L Sunethra J Perera
This paper examines the fertility transition and its recent dynamics in Sri Lanka using data from Demographic and Health Surveys and Population Censuses. Fertility trends and patterns were analysed for two periods: 1953-2000 and 2000-2012. The findings revealed that Sri Lanka's fertility transition has been relatively rapid and has taken place over a period of about four decades to reach replacement level. Social and health-related factors, including decline in maternal and infant mortality, increase in women's education, changes in institutions, reproductive values and behaviour, and increased contraceptive use all contributed to bringing down the fertility level by 2000...
November 2017: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159000/umbilical-cord-prolapse-in-a-labouring-patient-a-multidisciplinary-and-interprofessional-simulation-scenario
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Chandrew Rajakumar, Adam Garber, Purnima M Rao, Genevieve Rousseau, George A Dumitrascu, Glenn D Posner
This case is one of an eight-case multidisciplinary curriculum designed and implemented at the University of Ottawa by simulation educators with specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and anesthesiology. Consultation from a nurse educator maintained quality and relevance of objectives for nursing participants. The curriculum was prepared to train OB/GYN and anesthesiology residents and nurses to hone crisis resource management skills and to recognize and manage rare/critical medical events in an obstetrical setting...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148615/farmers-perspective-on-herbicide-resistant-weeds-and-application-of-resistance-management-strategies-results-from-a-german-survey
#18
Lena Ulber, Dagmar Rissel
BACKGROUND: A herbicide resistance survey was conducted in Germany to determine farmers' awareness of herbicide resistance and experience with resistant weeds, the used information sources on herbicide resistance and methods employed to confirm resistance. In addition, the application pattern and perception of resistance management strategies by farmers were assessed. RESULTS: The majority of farmers (88%) was aware of the presence of herbicide resistance cases in Germany and 64% and 50% of farmers reported that resistant weeds were detected in their county or on their farm, respectively...
November 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143647/modelling-stillbirth-mortality-reduction-with-the-lives-saved-tool
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Hannah Blencowe, Victoria B Chou, Joy E Lawn, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: The worldwide burden of stillbirths is large, with an estimated 2.6 million babies stillborn in 2015 including 1.3 million dying during labour. The Every Newborn Action Plan set a stillbirth target of ≤12 per 1000 in all countries by 2030. Planning tools will be essential as countries set policy and plan investment to scale up interventions to meet this target. This paper summarises the approach taken for modelling the impact of scaling-up health interventions on stillbirths in the Lives Saved tool (LiST), and potential future refinements...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141679/intramuscular-oxytocin-versus-intravenous-oxytocin-to-prevent-postpartum-haemorrhage-at-vaginal-delivery-labor-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
Nita Adnan, Fiona Boland, Deirdre J Murphy
BACKGROUND: Primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. The most common cause of primary PPH is uterine atony. Atonic PPH rates are increasing in developed countries despite routine active management of the third stage of labour. In less-developed countries, primary PPH remains the leading cause of maternal death. Although the value of routine oxytocics in the third stage of labour has been well established, there is inconsistent practice in the choice of agent and route of administration...
November 15, 2017: Trials
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