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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642737/sudden-unexpected-death-in-neonates-a-clinico-pathological-study
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Jeanette A Reyes, Gino R Somers, David A Chiasson
Clinico-pathological studies that focus on sudden unexpected death (SUD) in the neonatal period are rare. The objective of this study was to elucidate the frequency and pathological spectrum of anatomical causes of death (CODs), found in the setting of sudden unexpected death in neonates (SUD-N), and to correlate the COD with premortem circumstantial information. We conducted a detailed review of all autopsy reports on SUD-N cases at our institution from 1997 to 2015. Analyzed clinical data included obstetrical history, postpartum/neonatal medical course, and circumstances surrounding death...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630130/inhibitive-effects-of-microrna-34a-on-protecting-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-of-vital-organs-in-hemorrhagic-shock-pregnant-mice
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L-B Qin, Z-Y Li, H Li, X-Q Fan, H-G Liu, X-M Dong, W-Y Jia
OBJECTIVE: Hemorrhagic shock is a common vital condition in obstetrics, and major treatment consists of bleeding control and liquid resuscitation. MicroRNA (miR) has been found to regulate multiple diseases. However, its expression profile in hemorrhagic shock or effects on the ischemia-reperfusion injury in pregnant mice has not been reported yet. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study generated rat hemorrhagic shock pregnant model, on which real-time quantitative PCR was used to measure miR-34a expressions...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614514/successful-resuscitation-following-massive-obstetric-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-of-the-jehovah-s-witness-faith-a-case-report-erratum
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April 1, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608321/management-of-pregnancy-sensitized-with-anti-inb-with-monocyte-monolayer-assay-and-maternal-blood-donation
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Raj Shree, Kimberly K Ma, Lay S Er, Meghan Delaney
Maternal red blood cell (RBC) alloantibodies can cause hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). Although much is described about common antibodies associated with HDFN, management of a pregnancy complicated by a maternal rare antibody presents several challenges related to assessment of fetal anemia risk, availability of blood for transfusion to the mother and/or the fetus or newborn if needed, and planning for delivery in the case of maternal hemorrhage. Here we report the laboratory medicine workup of a patient who presented for obstetrical care in the United States in the third trimester and had a rare antibody (anti-Inb)...
January 2018: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607328/maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-pregnant-dengue-patients-in-mexico
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Carlos Machain-Williams, Eric Raga, Carlos M Baak-Baak, Sungmin Kiem, Bradley J Blitvich, Celso Ramos
To increase our understanding of the consequences of dengue virus infection during pregnancy, a retrospective analysis was performed on the medical records of all completed pregnancies (live births and pregnancy losses) at nine public hospitals in the Gulf of Mexico from January to October 2013. Eighty-two patients developed clinical, laboratory-confirmed dengue virus infections while pregnant. Of these, 54 (65.9%) patients were diagnosed with dengue without warning signs, 15 (18.3%) patients were diagnosed with dengue with warning signs, and 13 (15...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604547/major-obstetric-hemorrhage-patients-perspective-on-the-quality-of-care
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Suzan M de Visser, Christian A Kirchner, Bianca G J van der Velden, Alexander C de Wit, Anneke Dijkman, Anjoke J M Huisjes, Johanna M Middeldorp, Desirée Moonen-Delarue, Jeroen van Dillen, Frank P H A Vandenbussche, Marlies E Hulscher, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Mallory D Woiski, Rosella P M G Hermens
OBJECTIVES: Major obstetric hemorrhage (MOH) is the leading cause of severe maternal morbidity and mortality, and can have a significant impact on a woman's life. This study aims to gain insight into the patients reported experiences (PREs) and outcomes (PROs) after a major obstetric hemorrhage, and to investigate which patients are most at risk for negative experiences. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) based questionnaire was developed covering items on the PREs and PROs, and send to all patients with blood loss exceeding 2500 ml in six hospitals over the period of 2008-2012...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594003/snake-bite-in-third-trimester-of-pregnancy-with-systemic-envenomation-and-delivery-of-a-live-baby-in-a-low-resource-setting-a-case-report
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Adebayo A Adewole, Osadolor A Ugiagbe, Temitope G Onile, Gabriel A Joseph, Oluwamayowa D Kassim, Patricia F Medupin, Abiodun S Adeniran
Background: Snake bite in the third trimester of pregnancy with late presentation, systemic envenomation; disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and delivery of a live neonate is uncommon in a low resource setting. Case: We present a 22 year old unbooked Gravida 3 Para 1+ 1 1alive lentiviral positive woman at 32 weeks gestation with snake bite, leg swelling, vaginal bleeding and labour pains. At presentation, there were anemia, tachycardia, hypotension; a gravid uterus with a single fetus in longitudinal lie, cephalic presentation, regular fetal heart rate and cervical dilatation of 3 cm...
October 2017: Case Reports in Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584463/do-we-still-need-cryoprecipitate-cryoprecipitate-and-fibrinogen-concentrate-as-treatments-for-major-hemorrhage-how-do-they-compare
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Alex Novak, Simon J Stanworth, Nicola Curry
Major hemorrhage is a source of significant mortality and morbidity worldwide. Identification and characterization of coagulation impairment associated with major hemorrhage has suggested a key role for fibrinogen deficiency, however the optimum mode of replacement of fibrinogen remains unclear, and standardized major hemorrhage protocols may overlook context-dependent variations in individual patients' clotting derangement. Areas covered: This paper examines the current practice and evidence regarding the role of different modes of fibrinogen replacement in major hemorrhage in 3 distinct clinical settings: trauma, obstetric hemorrhage, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage with associated liver disease...
March 27, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575202/sonographic-evaluation-of-intra-abdominal-adhesions-during-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy-a-novel-technique-in-women-undergoing-repeated-cesarean-section
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Joel Baron, Dan Tirosh, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Yigal Ben-Haroush, Shoshana Schwartz, Yoav Kerner, Reli Hershkovitz
OBJECTIVES: Intra-abdominal adhesions may result in an increased risk of major complications in case of a repeated cesarean section, such as bladder and bowel injury, hemorrhage, infection, and hysterectomy. In an attempt to predict intra-abdominal adhesions before a repeated cesarean delivery, we suggest the use of a novel technique employing a simple and feasible ultrasound imaging technique. METHODS: The study included pregnant women who underwent one or more cesarean deliveries in their obstetric history and were evaluated during the third trimester of the ongoing pregnancy...
March 25, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569396/time-for-global-scale-up-not-randomized-trials-of-uterine-balloon-tamponade-for-postpartum-hemorrhage
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Thomas F Burke, Kusum Thapa, Poonam Shivkumar, Vincent Tarimo, Monica Oguttu, Lorraine Garg, Saroja Pande, Juzar Fidvi, Vidyadhar Bangal, José Ochoa, Archana Amatya, Melody Eckardt, Apollinaire Horo, Khama Rogo, Kshama Kedar, Albert Manasyan, Pragati Khalatkar, Susana Ku, Anders Seim, Sebastian Suarez, Moytrayee Guha, Khadija Abdalla, Carlos Fuchtner, Maria F Escobar, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Maternal death is the greatest health disparity globally, with postpartum hemorrhage the most common cause. As senior leaders in obstetrics and maternal health from Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Honduras, India, Kenya, Nepal, Niger, Norway, Peru, Tanzania, the UK, the USA, and Zambia, we are deeply disturbed by recent calls for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) in women with uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Our collective experience, in combination with mounting evidence, unequivocally supports the effectiveness of commercial and condom UBTs in averting death and disability from PPH associated with atonic uterus...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564311/indications-and-characteristics-of-obstetric-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-22-year-review-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Hye Yeon Yi, Soo Young Jeong, Soo Hyun Kim, Yoomin Kim, Suk-Joo Choi, Soo-Young Oh, Cheong-Rae Roh, Jong-Hwa Kim
Objective: Reviewing indications and characteristics of obstetric patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care center, comparing those patients by time period and place of delivery, and to verify clinical utility of acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score in ICU-admitted women. Methods: Retrospective analyses were carried out for parturients admitted to the ICU of our institution from 1994 to 2015. Clinical characteristics were compared between time period (period 1: 1994-2004; period 2: 2005-2015) and place of delivery (our institution and local hospitals)...
March 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563051/obstetrical-outcome-in-women-with-endometriosis-including-spontaneous-hemoperitoneum-and-bowel-perforation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maria Tølbøll Glavind, Maja Vedel Møllgaard, Maja Lundegaard Iversen, Linn Håkonsen Arendt, Axel Forman
Increasing evidence suggests that pregnant women with endometriosis have a higher risk of adverse obstetrical complications. The aim of this study was to systematically review the existing literature on this aspect. A PubMed/MEDLINE search was performed from its inception until September 2017 for studies on adverse obstetrical complications in pregnant women with endometriosis, including: preeclampsia, preterm birth, small for gestational age (SGA), antepartum hemorrhage, spontaneous hemoperitoneum, spontaneous bowel perforation, preterm birth, cesarean delivery, stillbirth and postpartum hemorrhage...
February 21, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561462/rupture-of-multiple-pseudoaneurysms-as-a-rare-complication-of-common-iliac-artery-balloon-occlusion-in-a-patient-with-placenta-accreta-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#13
Qiaozhen Peng, Weishe Zhang
RATIONALE: Placenta accreta is the main cause of severe obstetric postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and hysterectomy. Several hemostatic techniques have been performed in patients with placenta accreta to prevent PPH and reserve fertility. Abdominal aorta and pelvic arteries balloon occlusion are the only techniques which could be performed before cesarean section (CS) in patients who want to keep the fetus and reserve fertility. However, abdominal aorta and pelvic arteries balloon occlusion might lead to severe complications such as formation and rupture of pseudoaneurysm, angiorrhexis, etc...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549777/an-opinion-on-the-benefits-of-concomitant-oral-contraceptive-therapy-in-premenopausal-women-treated-with-oral-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
Richard Godin, Geneviève Roy, James Douketis
Women who are receiving an oral anticoagulant appear to be at higher risk of developing bleeding-related adverse events than men. Physiological bleeding related to the ovulatory cycle poses an ongoing risk for bleeding complications during anticoagulant therapy. Abnormal uterine bleeding and hemorrhagic ovarian cysts are risks specific to women of reproductive age who are treated with anticoagulants. The use of combined oral contraceptives can help minimize such adverse events and would also mitigate the risks of obstetrical complications related to thrombosis and anticoagulation, in addition to avoiding fetal exposure to potentially teratogenic anticoagulants...
March 8, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545986/skin-endometriosis-at-the-caesarean-section-scar-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Fatimah Alnafisah, Shaimaa K Dawa, Sherif Alalfy
Cutaneous endometriosis is one of the rare gynecological conditions. Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the endometrial cavity. It commonly occurs in pelvic sites, such as the ovaries, cul-de-sac, bowel, or pelvic peritoneum. Endometriosis at the incisional scar is difficult to diagnose because of nonspecific symptoms. Usually, patients complain of pain at the site of the incision during menstruation. The main causes in most of the reported cases are obstetrical and gynecological surgeries...
January 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535559/ebb-%C3%A2-complete-tamponade-system-effective-hemostasis-for-postpartum-hemorrhage
#16
REVIEW
Ross W McQuivey, Jon E Block, Robert A Massaro
As a leading cause of maternal death, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains a worldwide obstetrical problem. However, in most cases, mortality and morbidity can be averted if efforts are immediately undertaken to achieve hemostasis. Uterine balloon tamponade has been shown to provide effective control of PPH and avoid more invasive surgical procedures and even the emergency peripartum hysterectomy. Recent clinical recommendation suggests that balloon tamponade should be considered earlier in the treatment cascade in conjunction with uterotonic agents to ensure hemostasis in the most timely fashion and maximize clinical outcomes...
2018: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521849/implementing-statewide-severe-maternal-morbidity-review-the-illinois-experience
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Abigail R Koch, Pamela T Roesch, Caitlin E Garland, Stacie E Geller
CONTEXT: Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) rates in the United States more than doubled between 1998 and 2010. Advanced maternal age and chronic comorbidities do not completely explain the increase in SMM or how to effectively address it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have called for facility-level multidisciplinary review of SMM for potential preventability and have issued implementation guidelines. IMPLEMENTATION: Within Illinois, SMM was identified as any intensive or critical care unit admission and/or 4 or more units of packed red blood cells transfused at any time from conception through 42 days postpartum...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520735/neonatal-outcomes-among-twins-stratified-by-method-of-conception-secondary-analysis-of-maternal-fetal-medicine-mfmu-network-database
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Jaimin S Shah, Susan Hosseini Nasab, Neil Chappell, Han-Yang Chen, Amy Schutt, Hector Mendez-Figueroa
PURPOSE: To investigate whether twin pregnancies conceived by different forms of fertility treatments are associated with adverse neonatal outcomes and to examine the difference in maternal and obstetrical characteristics between patients. METHODS: Our study was a retrospective analysis of twin pregnancies conceived by fertility treatments from a prospectively collected database. Treatments were stratified into two groups: group 1 (ART) consisted of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and group 2 (non-ART) included intrauterine insemination (IUI) and ovulation induction (OI)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519789/congenital-aqueductal-stenosis-findings-at-fetal-mri-that-accurately-predict-a-postnatal-diagnosis
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K J Heaphy-Henault, C V Guimaraes, A R Mehollin-Ray, C I Cassady, W Zhang, N K Desai, M J Paldino
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Congenital aqueductal stenosis is a common cause of prenatal ventriculomegaly. An accurate diagnosis provides prognostic information and may guide obstetric management. The purpose of this study was to identify specific anatomic findings on prenatal MR imaging that can be used as predictors of congenital aqueductal stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prenatal and postnatal MRIs of fetuses referred to our institution for ventriculomegaly between June 2008 and August 2015 were reviewed...
March 8, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519377/a-multidisciplinary-approach-on-the-perioperative-antithrombotic-management-of-patients-with-coronary-stents-undergoing-surgery-surgery-after-stenting-2
#20
REVIEW
Roberta Rossini, Giuseppe Tarantini, Giuseppe Musumeci, Giulia Masiero, Emanuele Barbato, Paolo Calabrò, Davide Capodanno, Sergio Leonardi, Maddalena Lettino, Ugo Limbruno, Alberto Menozzi, U O Alfredo Marchese, Francesco Saia, Marco Valgimigli, Walter Ageno, Anna Falanga, Antonio Corcione, Alessandro Locatelli, Marco Montorsi, Diego Piazza, Andrea Stella, Antonio Bozzani, Alessandro Parolari, Roberto Carone, Dominick J Angiolillo
Perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy in patients treated with coronary stents undergoing surgery remains poorly defined. Importantly, surgery represents a common reason for premature treatment discontinuation, which is associated with an increased risk in mortality and major adverse cardiac events. However, maintaining antithrombotic therapy to minimize the incidence of perioperative ischemic complications may increase the risk of bleeding complications. Although guidelines provide some recommendations with respect to the perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy, these have been largely developed according to the thrombotic risk of the patient and a definition of the hemorrhagic risk specific to each surgical procedure, key to defining the trade-off between ischemia and bleeding, is not provided...
March 12, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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