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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785388/genital-tuberculosis-in-postmenopausal-women-with-variable-clinical-presentations-a-report-of-3-cases
#1
Ashima Arora, Shameema Anvar Sadath
Genital tuberculosis is usually diagnosed in young women being assessed for infertility. After menopause it usually presents with symptoms resembling endometrial malignancy, such as postmenopausal bleeding, persistent vaginal discharge and pyometra. The diagnosis is made by detection of acid-fast bacilli on microscopy or bacteriological culture and/or presence of epithelioid granuloma on biopsy. Anti-tubercular therapy involves the use of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol. Surgery is indicated if a pelvic mass and recurrence of pain or bleeding persist after 9 months of treatment...
April 2018: Case Reports in Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781686/the-prevalence-of-neonatal-jaundice-and-risk-factors-in-healthy-term-neonates-at-national-district-hospital-in-bloemfontein
#2
Hanneke Brits, Jeanie Adendorff, Dyanti Huisamen, Dahne Beukes, Kristian Botha, Hanre Herbst, Gina Joubert
BACKGROUND:  Neonatal jaundice affects one in two infants globally. The jaundice is the result of an accumulation of bilirubin as foetal haemoglobin is metabolised by the immature liver. High serum levels of bilirubin result in lethargy, poor feeding and kernicterus of the infant. AIM:  The main aim of this article was to determine the prevalence of neonatal jaundice and secondly to explore its risk factors in healthy term neonates. SETTING:  Maternity ward, National District Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa...
April 12, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781088/delivery-and-its-complications-among-women-of-somali-kurdish-and-russian-origin-and-women-in-the-general-population-in-finland
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Kalpana Bastola, Päivikki Koponen, Tommi Härkänen, Riitta Luoto, Mika Gissler, Tarja I Kinnunen
INTRODUCTION: Limited information is available on delivery and its complications among migrant women in Finland. We compared mode of delivery, delivery complications, and use of pain medication during delivery between migrant women of Somali, Kurdish, and Russian origin and women in the general population in Finland. METHODS: The women were of Russian (n = 318), Somali (n = 583), and Kurdish (n = 373) origin and 243 women from the general population (reference group) who had given birth in Finland between 2004 and 2014...
May 20, 2018: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776942/postpartum-pneumomediastinum-and-subcutaneous-emphysema
#4
Diaeddin Sagar, Trevor K Rogers, Aldrin Adeni
We present the case of a 22-year-old primigravida with symptoms of neck swelling and difficulty breathing 3 hours after uneventful vaginal delivery. On examination, there was surgical emphysema. A CT scan confirmed air in the subcutaneous tissues and also revealed pneumomediastinum. There was no evidence of pneumothorax and gastro-oesophageal endoscopy showed no signs of oesophageal rupture. The patient remained clinically stable throughout her admission and was discharged home after 48 hours of observation...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769280/molecular-diagnosis-of-bacterial-vaginosis-an-update
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Jenell S Coleman, Charlotte A Gaydos
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge in reproductive age women. BV has been associated with poor reproductive outcomes like preterm delivery, acquisition of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and pelvic inflammatory disease. BV represents acquisition of a diverse community of anaerobic and facultative bacteria and a reduction in lactobacilli. It can be diagnosed using several tests ranging from clinical indicators, point-of-care tests, and molecular assays. Molecular technologies are objective, able to detect fastidious bacteria, allow quantitation, and are ideal for self-collected vaginal swabs...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768579/-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-spontaneous-vaginal-delivery-and-elective-cesarean-for-normal-risk-pregnant-women-in-the-brazilian-unified-national-health-system
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Aline Piovezan Entringer, Márcia Pinto, Marcos Augusto Bastos Dias, Maria Auxiliadora de Souza Mendes Gomes
The purpose of this study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of spontaneous vaginal delivery and elective cesarean (with no clinical indication) for normal risk pregnant women, from the perspective of the Brazilian Unified National Health System. An analytical decision model was developed and included the choice of delivery mode and clinical consequences for mothers and newborns, from admission for delivery to hospital discharge. The reference population consisted of normal risk pregnant women with singleton, at-term gestations in cephalic position, subdivided into primiparas and multiparas with prior uterine scar...
May 10, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750801/streptococcus-agalactiae-carriage-among-pregnant-women-living-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-over-a-period-of-eight-years
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Ana Caroline N Botelho, Juliana G Oliveira, Andreia P Damasco, Késia T B Santos, Ana Flávia M Ferreira, Gabriel T Rocha, Penélope S Marinho, Rita B G Bornia, Tatiana C A Pinto, Marco A Américo, Sergio E L Fracalanzza, Lúcia M Teixeira
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) carriage by pregnant women is the primary risk factor for early-onset GBS neonatal sepsis. Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) can prevent this transmission route, and two main approaches are recommended to base the selection of pregnant women to be submitted to IAP: the risk-based and the culture-based strategies. In Brazil, compliance to such recommendations is poor, and not much is known about GBS carriage. In the present study, 3,647 pregnant women living in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, were screened for GBS anogenital colonization, over a period of 8 years (2008-2015)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744768/symptom-based-versus-laboratory-based-diagnosis-of-five-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-female-sex-workers-in-iran
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Armita Shahesmaeili, Mohammad Karamouzian, Mostafa Shokoohi, Kianoush Kamali, Noushin Fahimfar, Seyed Alireza Nadji, Hamid Sharifi, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Ali Mirzazadeh
Among 1337 Iranian adult female sex workers in 2015, we assessed the diagnostic value of 4 self-reported sexually transmitted infection (STIs) symptoms for detecting laboratory-confirmed gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, human papillomavirus (HPV), and syphilis. While 37.7% reported vaginal discharge (VD), 25.9% reported pain or burning (P/B), 3.0% reported genital ulcers (GU), and 1.4% reported genital warts (GW), the prevalence of laboratory-confirmed syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and HPV was 0...
May 9, 2018: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741208/induction-of-labour-for-improving-birth-outcomes-for-women-at-or-beyond-term
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Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Beyond term, the risks of stillbirth or neonatal death increase. It is unclear whether a policy of labour induction can reduce these risks. This Cochrane review is an update of a review that was originally published in 2006 and subsequently updated in 2012 OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of a policy of labour induction at or beyond term compared with a policy of awaiting spontaneous labour or until an indication for birth induction of labour is identified) on pregnancy outcomes for infant and mother...
May 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735533/mode-of-delivery-after-a-previous-cesarean-birth-and-associated-maternal-and-neonatal-morbidity
#10
Carmen B Young, Shiliang Liu, Giulia M Muraca, Yasser Sabr, Tracy Pressey, Robert M Liston, K S Joseph
BACKGROUND: The mode of delivery for women with a previous cesarean delivery remains contentious. We conducted a study comparing maternal and infant outcomes after attempted vaginal birth after cesarean delivery versus elective repeat cesarean delivery. METHODS: We used data from the Discharge Abstract Database that includes all hospital deliveries in Canada (excluding Quebec). In our analysis, we included singleton deliveries to women between 37 and 43 weeks gestation who had a single prior cesarean delivery between April 2003 and March 2015...
May 7, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731507/primary-papillary-serous-carcinoma-of-the-fallopian-tube-presenting-as-a-vaginal-mass-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Einav Kadour-Peero, Lena Sagi-Dain, Gil Cohen, Roman Korobochka, Abed Agbarya, Jacob Bejar, Shlomi Sagi
BACKGROUND There is now evidence to support that some cases of high-grade serous papillary carcinoma arise from the fallopian tubes rather than the ovaries. Common symptoms at presentation include abdominal pain and swelling, vomiting, altered bowel habit and urinary symptoms. To our knowledge, this is the first case of serous papillary carcinoma presenting as a vaginal mass lesion. CASE REPORT A 41-year-old woman was referred to the Bnai-Zion Medical Center with the main complaint of irregular vaginal bleeding, vaginal mucous discharge, and suspected pelvic mass...
May 7, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730079/hysteroscopic-management-of-cervical-pregnancy-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Vasilios Tanos, Sayed ElAkhras, Baris Kaya
PURPOSE: To evaluate the hysteroscopic management on cervical pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case series report and literature review on patients with early first trimester cervical pregnancy (CP) treated by hysteroscopy. The symptoms upon admission, β-hCG levels, hysteroscopy technique, blood loss and operation outcomes were presented. RESULTS: Four patients with early CP between 5-7 weeks were successfully managed with operative hysteroscopy...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724249/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-with-hepatic-impairment-and-vaginal-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Ermira Muco, Najada Como, Siva Bino, Arjan Harxhi, Pellumb Pipero, Majlinda Kota, Jonida Mehmeti, Arta Kushi, Dhimiter Kraja
BACKGROUND: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a tick-borne disease described in more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Albania is located in the southwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula. In 1986, the first case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever was registered, and cases of patients with hemorrhagic fever are rising, and most of them present in a serious condition, when the mortality rate is very high. In districts like Mirdite, Lezhe, Gjirokaster, Skrapar, Erseke, and Kukes, there is delineated human-to-human transmission...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718559/feasibility-of-early-discharge-following-vaginal-hysterectomy-with-a-bipolar-electrocoagulation-device
#14
Charlotte Cassis, Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Medha M Sule, Neeraja Kuruba
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of vaginal hysterectomy for benign conditions (excluding prolapse) using the BiClamp (Erbe Elektromedizin, Tübingen, Germany) bipolar electrocoagulation system. METHODS: The present study was a prospective audit of a consecutive case series of patients who underwent vaginal hysterectomy for benign conditions, performed using the BiClamp between March 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716658/a-case-report-of-spontaneous-abortion-caused-by-brucella-melitensis-biovar-3
#15
Hong-Xia Yang, Jun-Jun Feng, Qiu-Xiang Zhang, Rui-E Hao, Su-Xia Yao, Rong Zhao, Dong-Ri Piao, Bu-Yun Cui, Hai Jiang
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease caused by Brucella spp. Brucella invades the body through the skin mucosa, digestive tract, and respiratory tract. However, only a few studies on human spontaneous abortion attributable to Brucella have been reported. In this work, the patient living in Shanxi Province in China who had suffered a spontaneous abortion was underwent pathogen detection and Brucella melitensis biovar 3 was identified. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient in this study was 22 years old...
May 2, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713205/pessary-use-in-stress-urinary-incontinence-a-review-of-advantages-complications-patient-satisfaction-and-quality-of-life
#16
REVIEW
Ghadeer Al-Shaikh, Sadiqa Syed, Somaia Osman, Abdulrahman Bogis, Ahmed Al-Badr
Stress urinary incontinnce (SUI) is a common condition among women. The usual approach to treatment of SUI is a stepwise plan from conservative to surgical procedures. A vaginal pessary is one of the commonly used conservative treatments that offer symptomatic improvement for women with incontinence. This review provides a critical analysis of the benefits and shortcomings offered by vaginal pessaries to patients affected by SUI, with a particular focus on indications, advantages, quality of life, patient satisfaction, and potential complications...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707371/successful-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-postpartum-patient-with-amniotic-fluid-embolism
#17
Gil Myeong Seong, Su Wan Kim, Hye Sim Kang, Hyun Wook Kang
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare but fatal obstetric emergency, which is characterized by a sudden cardiovascular collapse, respiratory failure, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We report a case of sudden cardiac arrest due to an amniotic-fluid embolism which was successfully treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A 32-year-old female at 39.1 weeks of gestation was scheduled for induction labor. During labor, a sudden generalized tonic-clonic seizure was developed followed by dyspnea and hypotension...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703005/intravesical-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-for-the-diagnosis-of-vesicouterine-fistula-vuf-a-case-report
#18
Fangfang Sun, Lifeng Cui, Lili Zhang, Jianxun Hao, Jinhua Gu, Jie Du, Lirong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Vesicouterine fistula (VUF) is a very rare type of urogenital fistula, the incidence of which has increased in recent years due to increased cesarean section deliveries and other pelvic surgeries. The clinical diagnosis of VUF is typically challenging. CASE: A 31-year-old woman who presented with fever, increase urine frequency, and urinary incontinence at night, along with occasional vaginal discharge after cesarean section. The VUF was misdiagnosed on conventional ultrasound, but was successfully diagnosed by using intravesical contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using SonoVue, which was confirmed by the subsequent cystoscopy...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693726/uterotonic-agents-for-preventing-postpartum-haemorrhage-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ioannis D Gallos, Helen M Williams, Malcolm J Price, Abi Merriel, Harold Gee, David Lissauer, Vidhya Moorthy, Aurelio Tobias, Jonathan J Deeks, Mariana Widmer, Özge Tunçalp, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu, G Justus Hofmeyr, Arri Coomarasamy
BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Prophylactic uterotonic drugs can prevent PPH, and are routinely recommended. There are several uterotonic drugs for preventing PPH but it is still debatable which drug is best. OBJECTIVES: To identify the most effective uterotonic drug(s) to prevent PPH, and generate a ranking according to their effectiveness and side-effect profile. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register (1 June 2015), ClinicalTrials...
April 25, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692813/prevalence-of-bacterial-vaginosis-and-its-association-with-risk-factors-among-nonpregnant-women-a-hospital-based-study
#20
Eliza Ranjit, Bijendra Raj Raghubanshi, Smrity Maskey, Pramila Parajuli
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an ecological imbalance of the vaginal microbiota affecting mostly women of reproductive age group. This study was carried out among 160 nonpregnant women registered at the Outpatient Department of Gynaecology/Obstetrics of KIST Medical College Teaching Hospital, Imadol, Lalitpur, Nepal, from November 2014 to May 2015. The aim of the study was to assess the association of the risk factors with BV and analyze the type of bacteria associated with BV. Nugent's scoring method was used for diagnosis of BV in this study...
2018: International Journal of Microbiology
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