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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086823/a-realist-review-of-the-partograph-when-and-how-does-it-work-for-labour-monitoring
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Carol Bedwell, Karen Levin, Celia Pett, Dame Tina Lavender
BACKGROUND: The partograph (or partogram) is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), for monitoring labour wellbeing and progress. Concerns about limitations in the way the partograph is used in the clinical context and the potential impact on its effectiveness have led to this realist systematic review of partograph use. METHODS: This review aimed to answer two key questions, 1) What is it about the partograph that works (or does not work); for whom does it work; and in what circumstances? 2) What are the essential inputs required for the partograph to work? A comprehensive search strategy encompassed key databases; including papers of varying methodologies...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079419/what-do-we-know-about-emotional-labour-in-nursing-a-narrative-review
#2
Sondra Badolamenti, Alessandro Sili, Rosario Caruso, Roberta FidaFida
Nurses have to manage their emotions and the expression of emotion to perform best care, and their behaviours pass through emotional labour (EL). However, EL seems to be an under-appreciated aspect of caring work and there is no synthetic portrait of literature about EL in the nursing profession. This review was conducted to synthesise and to critically analyse the literature in the nursing field related to EL. Twenty-seven papers were included and analysed with a narrative approach, where two main themes were found: EL strategies and EL antecedents and consequences...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068999/intention-to-leave-profession-psychosocial-environment-and-self-rated-health-among-registered-nurses-from-large-hospitals-in-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daiana Rangel de Oliveira, Rosane Härter Griep, Luciana Fernandes Portela, Lucia Rotenberg
BACKGROUND: Nurses' intention to leave their profession is a worldwide concern. Studies have shown that it can take the form of a chain reaction: many nurses first leave the unit, then the hospital, and finally the profession. Organisation and other labour factors, personal and conjunctural, have been associated with the intention to quit nursing. This study aimed to examine the factors associated with the intention to leave the profession among registered nurses (RNs) at large public hospitals in Brazil...
January 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063544/the-prevention-of-early-onset-neonatal-group-b-streptococcal-disease
#4
Deborah Money, Victoria M Allen
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence in the literature and to provide recommendations on the management of pregnant women in labour for the prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease. The key revisions in this updated guideline include changed recommendations for regimens for antibiotic prophylaxis, susceptibility testing, and management of women with pre-labour rupture of membranes. OUTCOMES: Maternal outcomes evaluated included exposure to antibiotics in pregnancy and labour and complications related to antibiotic use...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062073/sludge-accumulation-and-distribution-impact-the-hydraulic-performance-in-waste-stabilisation-ponds
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Liah X Coggins, Marco Ghisalberti, Anas Ghadouani
Waste stabilisation ponds (WSPs) are used worldwide for wastewater treatment, and throughout their operation require periodic sludge surveys. Sludge accumulation in WSPs can impact performance by reducing the effective volume of the pond, and altering the pond hydraulics and wastewater treatment efficiency. Traditionally, sludge heights, and thus sludge volume, have been measured using low-resolution and labour intensive methods such as 'sludge judge' and the 'white towel test'. A sonar device, a readily available technology, fitted to a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was shown to improve the spatial resolution and accuracy of sludge height measurements, as well as reduce labour and safety requirements...
November 9, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050900/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-waiting-for-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-at-term-37-weeks-or-more
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Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Vicki Flenady, Rosemary D McBain, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is managed expectantly or by planned early birth. It is not clear if waiting for birth to occur spontaneously is better than intervening, e.g. by inducing labour. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of planned early birth (immediate intervention or intervention within 24 hours) when compared with expectant management (no planned intervention within 24 hours) for women with term PROM on maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050517/prosthodontic-approach-in-management-of-prolonged-neonatal-intubation
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Vikas B Kamble, Shital K Shah, Vishnu B Rathod, Priyanka S Ambadkar, Charudutt N Patil
Intubation is a routine intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for preterm neonates with respiratory distress, inadequate gag reflex, poor sucking and swallowing. Prolonged intubation in neonates can be done by nasal or oral route. Although naso-tracheal intubation may reduce movement of the tube, it may contribute to airway obstruction, possible hypoxia, and occlusion of the nasal aperture during a crucial period of development further contributing to laboured breathing. Being obligate nasal breathers, oro-tracheal route is the preferred method of intubation in premature infants as oral mucosa is less susceptible to damage than nasal mucosa...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040591/environmental-management-and-labour-productivity-the-moderating-role-of-capital-intensity
#8
Gustavo Lannelongue, Javier Gonzalez-Benito, Idaisa Quiroz
Recent years have seen firms improve their environmental practices, although the question still remains as to whether or not investing in such practices is or is not beneficial or simply a matter of image. This study focuses on labour productivity as a measure of performance, and we argue that the impact of greater environmental performance on that productivity is moderated by capital intensity. A sample of 2823 plants provides empirical evidence to support our approach. Specifically, the analyses, making use of estimates based on multiple regression models, reveal that environmental management has a positive impact on labour productivity in organisations with low capital intensity, although that impact becomes negative in cases of high capital intensity...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034595/improving-the-use-of-economics-in-animal-health-challenges-in-research-policy-and-education
#9
Jonathan Rushton
The way that an economist and an animal health professional use economics differs and creates frustrations. The economist is in search of optimizing resource allocation in the management of animal health and disease problems with metrics associated with the productivity of key societal resources of labour and capital. The animal health professional have a strong belief that productivity can be improved with the removal of pathogens. These differences restrict how well economics is used in animal health, and the question posed is whether this matters...
December 21, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028251/-employment-support-for-cancer-patients
#10
Mayumi Hamada, Minako Sasaki
In Japan, the number of people who suffer with cancer once in their lives has increased since 1985, and the 5-year relative survival rate for cancer patients continues to improve. As a result, there have been reports on the difficulties faced by working age patients because they attempt to simultaneously undergo cancer treatment and work. In June 2012, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published the Basic Plan to Promote Cancer Control Programs with improved cancer countermeasures for working people and children to manage problems related to the employment of cancer patients, and it has been subsequently promoting these initiatives...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027700/management-of-persistent-occiput-posterior-position-a-substantial-role-of-instrumental-rotation-in-the-setting-of-failed-manual-rotation
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Paul Guerby, Mickael Allouche, Caroline Simon-Toulza, Christophe Vayssiere, Olivier Parant, Fabien Vidal
INTRODUCTION: To compare the maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with Instrumental Rotation (IR) to operative vaginal delivery in occiput posterior (OP) position with Thierry's spatulas (TS), in the setting of failed manual rotation (MR). STUDY DESIGN: We led a prospective observational cohort study in a tertiary referral hospital in Toulouse, France. All women presenting in labour with persistent OP position at full cervical dilatation and who delivered vaginally after failed MR and with IR or OP assisted delivery were included from January 2014 to December 2015...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018653/next-generation-freshwater-bioassessment-edna-metabarcoding-with-a-conserved-metazoan-primer-reveals-species-rich-and-reservoir-specific-communities
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Nicholas K M Lim, Ywee Chieh Tay, Amrita Srivathsan, Jonathan W T Tan, Jeffrey T B Kwik, Bilgenur Baloğlu, Rudolf Meier, Darren C J Yeo
Freshwater habitats are of high conservation value and provide a wide range of ecosystem services. Effective management requires regular monitoring. However, conventional methods based on direct observation or specimen collection are so invasive, expensive and labour-intensive that frequent monitoring is uncommon. Here, we test whether the evaluation of environmental DNA (eDNA) from water based on a simple protocol can be used for assessing biodiversity. We use universal metazoan primers for characterizing water eDNA across horizontal and vertical spatial dimensions in two reservoirs with known species diversity for two key taxa...
November 2016: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018087/a-unique-case-of-bilateral-trans-scaphoid-perilunate-dislocation-with-dislocation-of-lunate-into-the-forearm
#13
Siddharth R Virani, Sagar Wajekar, Hariharan Mohan, Aditya A Dahapute
INTRODUCTION: Perilunate dislocations are commonly seen after fall on an outstretched hand in extremes of dorsiflexion and ulnar deviation. A greater arc injury is one when there is an associated fracture of one or more bones around the lunate while a lesser arc injury is associated with pure ligamentous disruption around the lunate. CASE REPORT: We report a unique case of bilateral trans-scaphoid perilunate dislocation in a 35-year-old male labourer. This is the first reported case where the lunate dislocated into the forearm on the volar aspect...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017971/labour-and-childbirth-after-previous-caesarean-section-recommendations-of-the-austrian-society-of-obstetrics-and-gynaecology-oeggg
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P Reif, C Brezinka, T Fischer, P Husslein, U Lang, A Ramoni, H Zeisler, P Klaritsch
The new expert recommendation from the Austrian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OEGGG) comprises an interpretation and summary of guidelines from the leading specialist organisations worldwide (RCOG, ACOG, SOGC, CNGOF, WHO, NIH, NICE, UpToDate). In essence it outlines alternatives to the direct pathway to elective repeat caesarean section (ERCS). In so doing it aligns with international trends, according to which a differentiated, individualised clinical approach is recommended that considers benefits and risks to both mother and child, provides detailed counselling and takes the patient's wishes into account...
December 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005984/knowledge-and-skills-of-healthcare-providers-in-sub-saharan-africa-and-asia-before-and-after-competency-based-training-in-emergency-obstetric-and-early-newborn-care
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Charles A Ameh, Robert Kerr, Barbara Madaj, Mselenge Mdegela, Terry Kana, Susan Jones, Jaki Lambert, Fiona Dickinson, Sarah White, Nynke van den Broek
BACKGROUND: Healthcare provider training in Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmOC&NC) is a component of 65% of intervention programs aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. It is important to evaluate the effectiveness of this. METHODS: We evaluated knowledge and skills among 5,939 healthcare providers before and after 3-5 days 'skills and drills' training in emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmOC&NC) conducted in 7 sub-Saharan Africa countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe) and 2 Asian countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003569/assessment-criteria-for-vitamin-d-deficiency-insufficiency-in-japan-proposal-by-an-expert-panel-supported-by-research-program-of-intractable-diseases-ministry-of-health-labour-and-welfare-japan-the-japanese-society-for-bone-and-mineral-research-and-the-japan
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Ryo Okazaki, Keiichi Ozono, Seiji Fukumoto, Daisuke Inoue, Mika Yamauchi, Masanori Minagawa, Toshimi Michigami, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Toshio Matsumoto, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Vitamin D is indispensable for the maintenance of bone and mineral health. Inadequate vitamin D action increases the risk for various musculoskeletal/mineral events including fracture, fall, secondary hyperparathyroidism, diminished response to antiresorptives, rickets/osteomalacia, and hypocalcemia. Its most common cause in recent years is vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency, clinically defined by low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level. Guidelines for vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency defined by serum 25(OH)D concentrations have been published all over the world...
December 20, 2016: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000753/plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-importation-from-africa-to-china-and-its-mortality-an-analysis-of-driving-factors
#17
Shengjie Lai, Nicola A Wardrop, Zhuojie Huang, Claudio Bosco, Junling Sun, Tomas Bird, Amy Wesolowski, Sheng Zhou, Qian Zhang, Canjun Zheng, Zhongjie Li, Andrew J Tatem, Hongjie Yu
Plasmodium falciparum malaria importation from Africa to China is rising with increasing Chinese overseas investment and international travel. Identifying networks and drivers of this phenomenon as well as the contributors to high case-fatality rate is a growing public health concern to enable efficient response. From 2011-2015, 8653 P. falciparum cases leading to 98 deaths (11.3 per 1000 cases) were imported from 41 sub-Saharan countries into China, with most cases (91.3%) occurring in labour-related Chinese travellers...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993911/the-management-of-the-third-stage-of-labour-in-women-with-heart-disease
#18
Matthew Cauldwell, Philip J Steer, Lorna Swan, Anselm Uebing, Michael A Gatzoulis, Mark R Johnson
OBJECTIVE: In women with heart disease (HD), the third stage of labour is managed with a reduced dose of oxytocin because it can have significant adverse cardiovascular effects. However, women with HD have high rates of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH); consequently, we designed a prospective study to investigate whether higher doses of oxytocin can be given safely and would reduce rates of PPH. METHODS: We performed a single centre, prospective, cohort study comparing the standard 'low-dose' oxytocin infusion (10 U of oxytocin in 500 mL of normal saline given intravenously at 36 mL/hour for 4 hours (12 mU/min), n=29) to the low-dose infusion and an additional 2 U of oxytocin given over 10 min immediately after birth (n=30)...
December 19, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986186/saline-hysteroscopy-for-removal-of-retained-intrauterine-contraceptive-devices-in-early-pregnancy
#19
Ari P Sanders, Margo R Fluker, Barry H Sanders
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancies complicated by a retained intrauterine device (IUD) are at increased risk for adverse outcomes such as miscarriage and preterm labour. There is limited evidence to guide the management of retained IUDs in pregnancy when the strings are not visible at the external cervical os. We describe a method for IUD retrieval in such cases. METHODS: Twenty-six patients underwent saline hysteroscopy with or without concurrent ultrasound guidance for retrieval of a retained IUD in early pregnancy between 2002 and 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986182/episiotomy-technique-and-management-of-anal-sphincter-tears-a-survey-of-clinical-practice-and-education
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Rebecca Menzies, Marian Leung, Nirmala Chandrasekaran, Andrea Lausman, Michael Geary
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain current techniques of episiotomy used by obstetrics and gynaecology faculty members and residents in an academic department and to determine the current management strategies for third and fourth degree tears. METHOD: A 14-question anonymous online survey was circulated to all faculty members and residents in the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology between October 2015 and March 2016. Results were analyzed descriptively or with Fisher exact test...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
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