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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470813/structural-and-socio-cultural-barriers-to-prenatal-care-in-a-us-marshallese-community
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Britni L Ayers, Rachel S Purvis, Williamina Ioanna Bing, Jellesen Rubon-Chutaro, Nicola L Hawley, Rebecca Delafield, Ingrid K Adams, Pearl Anna McElfish
Objectives Pacific Islanders are disproportionately burdened by poorer perinatal health outcomes with higher rates of pre-term births, low birth weight babies, infant mortality, and inadequate or no prenatal care. The aim of this study is to examine Marshallese mothers' beliefs, perceptions, and experiences of prenatal care and to identify potential barriers. Methods Three focus groups were conducted with Marshallese mothers, who were 18 years or older, and living in Arkansas. Focus groups focused on mothers' beliefs, perceptions, and experiences of prenatal care...
February 22, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466290/different-risk-factors-for-very-low-birth-weight-term-small-for-gestational-age-or-preterm-birth-in-japan
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Naomi Tamura, Tomoyuki Hanaoka, Kumiko Ito, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Sachiko Ito, Hisanori Minakami, Kazutoshi Cho, Toshiaki Endo, Kazuo Sengoku, Katsuhiko Ogasawara, Reiko Kishi
From 1985 to 2013, the mean birth weight of infants in Japan decreased from 3120 g to 3000 g, and the low-birth-weight rate among live births increased from 6.3% to 9.6%. No prospective study has elucidated the risk factors for poor fetal growth and preterm birth in recent Japanese parents, such as increased parental age, maternal body figure, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and socioeconomic status. Participants were mother-infant pairs ( n = 18,059) enrolled in a prospective birth cohort in Hokkaido, Japan from 2002 to 2013...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462970/approaches-for-reducing-the-risk-of-early-life-iron-deficiency-induced-brain-dysfunction-in-children
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Sarah E Cusick, Michael K Georgieff, Raghavendra Rao
Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency in the world. Women of reproductive age and young children are particularly vulnerable. Iron deficiency in late prenatal and early postnatal periods can lead to long-term neurobehavioral deficits, despite iron treatment. This may occur because screening and treatment of iron deficiency in children is currently focused on detection of anemia and not neurodevelopment. Anemia is the end-stage state of iron deficiency. The brain becomes iron deficient before the onset of anemia due to prioritization of the available iron to the red blood cells (RBCs) over other organs...
February 17, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462628/term-small-for-gestational-age-infants-from-low-risk-women-are-at-significantly-greater-risk-of-adverse-neonatal-outcomes
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Jessie V Madden, Christopher J Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants (birthweight <10th centile) are at increased risk of perinatal complications but are frequently not identified antenatally, particularly in low risk women delivering at term (>37 weeks gestation). This is compounded by the fact that late pregnancy ultrasound is not the norm in many jurisdictions for this cohort of women. We thus investigated the relationship between birthweight <10th centile and serious neonatal outcomes in low risk women at term...
February 17, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454871/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-after-bariatric-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-do-the-benefits-outweigh-the-risks
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Wilson Kwong, George Tomlinson, Denice S Feig
OBJECTIVE: Obesity during pregnancy is associated with a number of adverse obstetrical outcomes, including gestational diabetes, macrosomia and preeclampsia. There is increasing evidence that bariatric surgery may decrease the risk of these outcomes. Our aim was to evaluate the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in obese women on obstetrical outcomes. DATA SOURCES: A systematic literature search using MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, Web of Science and PubMed from inception up to December 12, 2016...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454869/the-intrapartum-and-perinatal-risks-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nicole T Brown, Jessica M Turner, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing is an increasingly common condition in non-obstetric populations and is associated with significant morbidity. The incidence of sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy is unknown and it is likely that many cases go undiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to determine if pregnant women diagnosed with sleep-disordered breathing are more likely to have adverse intrapartum and perinatal outcomes compared to controls...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447803/maternal-knowledge-and-attitudes-to-universal-newborn-hearing-screening-reviewing-an-established-program
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Maggie Yee Yan Lam, Eddie Chi Ming Wong, Chi Wai Law, Helena Hui Ling Lee, Bradley McPherson
OBJECTIVES: To facilitate early diagnosis of infants with hearing loss, a universal newborn hearing screening program (UNHS) has been implemented in Hong Kong's public hospitals for over a decade. However, there have been no known studies investigating parent attitudes to, and satisfaction with, UNHS since its launch in Hong Kong. The present study aimed to investigate knowledge of UNHS as well as infant hearing development, and attitudes and satisfaction with UNHS, in Hong Kong mothers with newborns...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433462/early-onset-neonatal-hyperkalemia-associated-with-maternal-hypermagnesemia-a-case-report
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Kenichi Tanaka, Hiroko Mori, Rieko Sakamoto, Shirou Matsumoto, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Masanori Iwai
BACKGROUND: Neonatal nonoliguric hyperkalemia (NOHK) is a metabolic abnormality that occurs in extremely premature neonates at approximately 24 h after birth and is mainly due to the immature functioning of the sodium (Na + )/potassium (K + ) pump. Magnesium sulfate is frequently used in obstetrical practice to prevent preterm labor and to treat preeclampsia; this medication can also cause hypermagnesemia and hyperkalemia by a mechanism that is different from that of NOHK. Herein, we report the first case of very early-onset neonatal hyperkalemia induced by maternal hypermagnesemia...
February 13, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423911/planned-birth-at-or-near-term-for-improving-health-outcomes-for-pregnant-women-with-pre-existing-diabetes-and-their-infants
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REVIEW
Linda M Biesty, Aoife M Egan, Fidelma Dunne, Valerie Smith, Pauline Meskell, Eugene Dempsey, G Meabh Ni Bhuinneain, Declan Devane
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) have increased rates of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Current clinical guidelines support elective birth, at or near term, because of increased perinatal mortality during the third trimester of pregnancy.This review replaces a review previously published in 2001 that included "diabetic pregnant women", which has now been split into two reviews. This current review focuses on pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) and a sister review focuses on women with gestational diabetes...
February 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419622/experiences-and-cessation-needs-of-indigenous-women-who-smoke-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
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Sandra Small, Caroline Porr, Michelle Swab, Cynthia Murray
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to identify and synthesize the best available evidence to address two questions: i) what is the experience of smoking during pregnancy for Indigenous women? and ii) what are the smoking cessation needs of Indigenous women who smoke during pregnancy? INTRODUCTION: Smoking during pregnancy not only affects pregnant women's general health but also causes such serious problems as pre-term delivery, low birth weight, and sudden infant death...
February 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407427/visual-attention-control-differences-in-12-month-old-preterm-infants
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Michelle Downes, David Kelly, Kayleigh Day, Neil Marlow, Michelle de Haan
There have been few previous attempts to assess the development of early markers of executive function in infants born preterm despite well-established deficits reported for older preterm children that have been closely linked to poorer academic functioning. The present study investigates early attention control development in healthy 12-month-old age-corrected pre-term infants who were born less than 30 weeks and compares their performance to full-term infants. Eye-tracking methodology was used to measure attention control...
January 31, 2018: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398584/endoscopic-balloon-dilatation-in-primary-obstructive-megaureter-long-term-results
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I Casal Beloy, I Somoza Argibay, M García González, M A García Novoa, L M Míguez Fortes, T Dargallo Carbonell
BACKGROUND: Open neoureterocystostomy is the traditional surgical treatment for primary obstructive megaureter (POM). Endoscopic balloon dilation is a new minimally invasive alternative. It has been shown to be a safe and effective endoscopic procedure over short-term follow-up; however, few studies have shown its long-term efficacy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term results and complications of balloon dilation for the treatment of primary obstructive megaureter in infants...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397224/evidence-of-the-impact-of-monovalent-rotavirus-vaccine-on-childhood-acute-gastroenteritis-hospitalization-in-togo
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Enyonam Tsolenyanu, Koffi E Djadou, Mawouto Fiawoo, Djatougbe A E Akolly, Jason M Mwenda, Eyal Leshem, Jacqueline E Tate, Negar Aliabadi, Winiga Koudema, Koffi M Guedenon, Mawussi Godonou, Anoumou Dagnra, Adama D Gbadoe, Amevegbe Boko, Dadja Landoh, Yawo Atakouma, Umesh D Parashar
BACKGROUND: Monovalent rotavirus vaccine (RV1) was introduced in the immunization schedule of Togo in June 2014. We evaluated the impact of rotavirus vaccines on acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and rotavirus-associated hospitalizations in Togolese children. METHODS: Sentinel surveillance for AGE (defined as ≥3 liquid or semi-liquid stools/24 h lasting <7 days) hospitalizations among children <5 years of age was conducted in two sites in the capital city, Lome...
January 31, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396511/reducing-antibiotic-utilization-rate-in-preterm-infants-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Ramachandra Bhat, Haidee Custodio, Cathy McCurley, Richard Whitehurst, Rashmi Gulati, Om Prakash Jha, Jayalakshmi Bhat, Benjamin Estrada, Amy Hill, Fabien Eyal, Michael Zayek
BACKGROUND: Judicious use of antibiotic therapy in preterm infants is necessary as prolonged and unwarranted use of antibiotics have been associated with adverse short-term and long-term outcomes. LOCAL PROBLEM: Our baseline data review revealed overuse and unnecessary prolonged antibiotic exposure among preterm infants despite a low suspicion for sepsis. METHODS AND INTERVENTIONS: The baseline overall AUR was calculated retrospectively from our pharmacy database for a period of 4 months prior to the quality improvement (QI) initiative (pre-QI phase)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382681/evaluating-the-role-of-prereduction-hip-traction-in-the-management-of-infants-and-children-with-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-ddh-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-planned-meta-analysis
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Sarah Walton, Emily Schaeffer, Kishore Mulpuri, Peter Cundy, Nicole Williams
INTRODUCTION: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) affects 4-6 per 1000 live births in developed countries. Effective treatment to realign the hip is necessary to avoid long-term morbidities and maximise functional outcome. Treatment options depend on patient age but typically involve hip bracing and/or reduction under general anaesthetic. Some centres also employ prereduction hip traction. Historical papers suggest traction reduces risk of avascular necrosis (AVN) femoral head and reduces requirement for open reduction...
January 29, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375036/rotavirus-vaccine-impact-and-socioeconomic-deprivation-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis-of-gastrointestinal-disease-outcomes-across-primary-and-secondary-care-in-the-uk
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Daniel Hungerford, Roberto Vivancos, Jonathan M Read, Miren Iturriza-Gόmara, Neil French, Nigel A Cunliffe
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus causes severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children worldwide. The UK introduced the monovalent rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix®) in July 2013. Vaccination is free of charge to parents, with two doses delivered at 8 and 12 weeks of age. We evaluated vaccine impact across a health system in relation to socioeconomic deprivation. METHODS: We used interrupted time-series analyses to assess changes in monthly health-care attendances in Merseyside, UK, for all ages, from July 2013 to June 2016, compared to predicted counterfactual attendances without vaccination spanning 3-11 years pre-vaccine...
January 29, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374830/correlations-between-near-infrared-spectroscopy-perfusion-index-and-cardiac-outputs-in-extremely-preterm-infants-in-the-first-72%C3%A2-h-of-life
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Marie Janaillac, Thierry P Beausoleil, Keith J Barrington, Marie-Josée Raboisson, Oliver Karam, Mathieu Dehaes, Anie Lapointe
Haemodynamic assessment during the transitional period in preterm infants is challenging. We aimed to describe the relationships between cerebral regional tissue oxygen saturation (CrSO2), perfusion index (PI), echocardiographic, and clinical parameters in extremely preterm infants in their first 72 h of life. Twenty newborns born at < 28 weeks of gestation were continuously monitored with CrSO2 and preductal PI. Cardiac output was measured at H6, H24, H48, and H72. The median gestational age and birth weight were 25...
January 27, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368048/a-systematic-review-of-psychological-treatments-for-clinical-anxiety-during-the-perinatal-period
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REVIEW
Siobhan A Loughnan, Matthew Wallace, Amy E Joubert, Hila Haskelberg, Gavin Andrews, Jill M Newby
Maternal anxiety is common during the perinatal period, and despite the negative outcomes of anxiety on the mother and infant, its treatment has received limited attention. This paper describes the first review of psychological interventions for clinical anxiety during the perinatal period. A systematic search was carried out of six electronic databases. Five studies which evaluated psychological interventions for clinical anxiety in perinatal women were identified. Of the five studies included, four were open trials and one was a randomised controlled trial...
January 24, 2018: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359499/laparoscopic-transabdominal-cerclage-outcomes-of-121-pregnancies
#19
Alex Ades, Sneha Parghi, Mehrnoosh Aref-Adib
BACKGROUND: Cervical insufficiency is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Cervical cerclage is one option in the management of cervical insufficiency. AIM: To evaluate obstetric outcomes following insertion of a pre-pregnancy laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage in women at high risk for pre-term labour and/or mid-trimester pregnancy loss. METHODS: A prospective observational study of consecutive women who underwent laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage from 2007 to 2017...
January 23, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356561/using-24-hour-weight-as-reference-for-weight-loss-calculation-reduces-supplementation-and-promotes-exclusive-breastfeeding-in-infants-born-by-cesarean-section
#20
Xiaomeng Deng, Margaret McLaren
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To promote exclusive breastfeeding, supplements are not recommended without medical indications such as clinical evidence of dehydration. Loss of ≥10% of birth weight (BW) often triggers supplementation due to nursery staff's concern for dehydration. Studies have demonstrated that transplacental passage of maternal intrapartum intravenous fluids for anesthesia may inflate BW. Researchers have proposed using newborn's 24-hour weight (24HW), after fluid diuresis, as preferred reference for weight loss calculation...
January 22, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
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