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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910180/internal-migration-and-maternal-health-service-utilisation-in-jiangsu-china
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Hai Gu, Hua You, Weiqing Ning, Hua Zhou, Jianming Wang, Ying Lu, Jun Sun, Yun Kou, Hengjin Dong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the use of maternal health care services by internal migrants in view of their migration status. METHODS: Cross-sectional household survey in two cities of Jiangsu Province. Questions elicited data on socioeconomic information and MHC service use (pre-natal examination, post-natal visit, pre-natal health education). Chi-square tests and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to identify factors associated with MHC service use...
November 5, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799503/a-case-report-of-schistosoma-haematobium-infection-in-a-pregnant-migrant-raises-concerns-about-lack-of-screening-policies
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Maria Mazzitelli, Giovanni Matera, Carmela Votino, Federica Visconti, Alessio Strazzulla, Maria Teresa Loria, Cinzia Peronace, Pio Settembre, Aida Giancotti, Maria Carla Liberto, Alfredo Focà, Fulvio Zullo, Carlo Torti
Pregnant women with urinary schistosomiasis should be treated, but screening is not implemented in migrants. We report herein a case of a migrant diagnosed late into pregnancy, after diagnosis was made in her husband. Praziquantel was safe and effective. Schistosomiasis should be considered in pregnant women from endemic countries.
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756088/-when-chance-decides-about-access-to-health-care-the-case-of-refugees-in-germany
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O Razum, J Wenner, K Bozorgmehr
Health and access to health care are considered a human right. "Regular" immigrants such as work migrants in Germany have the same entitlement to health care coverage through the statutory health insurance as the majority population. This, however, is not the case for refugees and asylum seekers. According to paragraphs 4 and 6 of the Asylum Seekers' Benefit Act, their entitlement is restricted to care for acute pain, pregnancy and childbirth, as well as immunizations in the first 15 months. Additional care can be financed on a case-by-case basis...
November 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745571/going-up-going-down-the-experience-control-and-management-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-among-southeast-asian-migrant-women-living-in-urban-australia
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Sansnee Jirojwong, Suzanne Brownhill, Hannah G Dahlen, Maree Johnson, Virginia Schmied
Issue addressed: In many developed countries the rate of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) for Asian-born women is higher than other groups. Studies suggest that some women have limited knowledge of the disease and poor self-management leading to health problems for themselves and their baby. Few studies report the experience of GDM among Southeast Asian migrant women living in Australia and factors that influence their management of the disease. Methods: A qualitative interpretive design was used to explore Southeast Asian migrant women's experience and management of GDM...
October 13, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734615/fulminant-type-1-diabetes-in-pregnancy
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M T Farrant, J A Rowan, T Cundy
We report two cases of fulminant type 1 diabetes in previously well migrants from South East Asia. This entity, which is rare outside East or South-East Asia, has a high perinatal mortality. The clinical presentation differs markedly from that of typical newly recognised type 1 diabetes in pregnancy. In both our cases, the neonates required intensive care but survived.
October 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666169/pregnant-women-what-do-they-need-to-know-during-pregnancy-a-descriptive-study
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Mona M A Almalik, Sultan M Mosleh
BACKGROUND: Antenatal education programs provide women with essential knowledge and skills in various aspects of maternal and fetal health. Antenatal education is based on improving women's health, reducing the risks of complications and enhancing couples' positive experience during childbirth. There is a lack of formal antenatal educational programs based on women's needs in Jordan. AIM: This study sought to identify and prioritize the learning needs for women during pregnancy...
September 22, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553259/pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes-among-immigrant-women-in-the-us-and-europe-a-systematic-review
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E Villalonga-Olives, I Kawachi, N von Steinbüchel
Human migration is not a new phenomenon, but it has changed significantly with the advance of globalization. We focus on differences in the published literature concerning migration and health (EU vs the US), centering specifically on reproductive health outcomes. We conducted a literature search in the Pubmed and Embase databases. We reviewed papers that contrast migrants to native-born populations and analyzed differences between countries as well as challenges for future research. The prevalence of low birthweight among migrants varies by the host country characteristics as well as the composition of migrants to different regions...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543078/family-planning-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-in-refugee-and-migrant-pregnant-and-post-partum-women-on-the-thailand-myanmar-border-a-mixed-methods-study
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Patricia Salisbury, Layla Hall, Sibylla Kulkus, Moo Kho Paw, Nay Win Tun, Aung Myat Min, Kesinee Chotivanich, Somjet Srikanok, Pranee Ontuwong, Supachai Sirinonthachai, François Nosten, Shawn Somerset, Rose McGready
BACKGROUND: Lack of data in marginalized populations on knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) hampers efforts to improve modern contraceptive practice. A mixed methods study to better understand family planning KAP amongst refugee and migrant women on the Thailand-Myanmar border was conducted as part of an ongoing effort to improve reproductive health, particularly maternal mortality, through Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) antenatal and birthing services. METHODS: Cross-sectional surveys and focus group discussions (FGDs) in currently pregnant women; and in-depth interviews (IDIs) in selected post-partum women with three children or more; were conducted...
2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540097/impact-of-holding-the-baby-following-stillbirth-on-maternal-mental-health-and-well-being-findings-from-a-national-survey
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Maggie Redshaw, Julie M Hennegan, Jane Henderson
OBJECTIVES: To compare mental health and well-being outcomes at 3 and 9 months after the stillbirth among women who held or did not hold their baby, adjusting for demographic and clinical differences. DESIGN: Secondary analyses of data from a postal population survey. POPULATION: Women with a registered stillbirth in England in 2012. METHODS: 468 eligible responses were compared. Differences in demographic, clinical and care characteristics between those who held or did not hold their infant were described and adjusted for in subsequent analysis...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476457/presentation-for-care-and-antenatal-management-of-hiv-in-the-uk-2009-2014
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C E French, C Thorne, L Byrne, M Cortina-Borja, P A Tookey
OBJECTIVES: Despite very low rates of vertical transmission of HIV in the UK overall, rates are higher among women starting antenatal antiretroviral therapy (ART) late. We investigated the timing of key elements of the care of HIV-positive pregnant women [antenatal care booking, HIV laboratory assessment (CD4 count and HIV viral load) and antenatal ART initiation], to assess whether clinical practice is changing in line with recommendations, and to investigate factors associated with delayed care...
August 1, 2016: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411855/food-taboos-and-nutrition-related-pregnancy-concerns-among-ethiopian-women
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Vidanka Vasilevski, Mary Carolan-Olah
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To discuss Ethiopian food taboos during pregnancy and their relation to maternal nutritional status and pregnancy outcomes. BACKGROUND: Recent waves of migration have seen large groups of Ethiopian refugees moving to countries around the globe. This is of concern as Ethiopian women are at risk of a number of medical and pregnancy complications. Health is further compromised by poor diet and adherence to cultural food beliefs and taboos. In refugee women, many of these factors correspond with significantly higher rates of pregnancy complications and poor birth outcomes...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372517/-choice-of-initial-regimen-for-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-patients-analysis-of-motivation
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E Rouveix, E Mortier, A Beauchet, C Dupont, J Gerbe, V Daneluzzi, P Brazille, H Berthe, D Zucman, P Genet, A-M Simonpoli, P de Truchis
OBJECTIVE: Several therapeutic combination antiretroviral therapy regimen are available for initial treatment in naïve HIV infected patients. The choice of a particular regimen remains often subjective. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the choice of molecules in initial ARV prescriptions. METHODS: From 01/01 to 30/10/2014, every initial cART prescription was analyzed regarding patients and physicians characteristics. Then, prescriptions were evaluated by an independent committee of ART prescribers...
June 29, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27364379/interpreting-habits-in-a-new-place-migrants-descriptions-of-geophagia-during-pregnancy
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Jo Hunter-Adams
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of soil eating, or geophagia, among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa indicate the practice is widespread. Various explanations have been explored to explain the global phenomenon of soil eating, with the most compelling explanation focused on clay's ability to prevent or treat intestinal infection. The urban South African context for clay eating is not well understood. This paper explores clay consumption amongst pregnant migrants who are nationals of countries where clay consumption may be common...
October 1, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27258327/biomedical-practices-from-a-patient-perspective-experiences-of-polish-female-migrants-in-barcelona-berlin-and-london
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Izabella Main
This paper focuses on the diversity in patients' experience of bio-medicine and contrasts it with the normative view characteristic of health professionals. Ethnographic fieldwork among Polish migrant women in London, Barcelona and Berlin included interviews about their experiences with local healthcare and health professionals. Themes drawn from the narratives are differences between the cities in terms of communication between patients and health professionals, respect for patients' choices and dignity, attitudes to pregnancy and birth (different levels of medicalization), and paediatric care...
August 2016: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27225663/contrasting-back-home-and-here-how-northeast-african-migrant-women-perceive-and-experience-health-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-in-canada
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Maira Quintanilha, Maria J Mayan, Jessica Thompson, Rhonda C Bell
BACKGROUND: International migration and the number of migrant women who experience pregnancy and childbirth in receiving countries have significantly increased in the last two decades. Migrant women often have unmet social and economic needs during pregnancy, and are more likely to have problems unaddressed by health care systems. In this qualitative study, we explored migrant women's perceptions and experiences of health during pregnancy and postpartum, while participating in a perinatal program offered through a community-based organization...
2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27216405/undocumented-migrant-women-in-denmark-have-inadequate-access-to-pregnancy-screening-and-have-a-higher-prevalence-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-compared-to-documented-migrants-in-denmark-a-prevalence-study
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Annika Wendland, Boje K Ehmsen, Vibeke Lenskjold, Birgitte S Astrup, Marlene Mohr, Christopher J Williams, Susan A Cowan
BACKGROUND: Pregnant residents of Denmark are tested by their GP for current infections with Hepatitis B virus (HBV), HIV and syphilis through the Danish pregnancy screening programme to identify infections and initiate interventions to prevent mother-to-child transmission. Documented migrants (DM) have access to this screening but undocumented migrants (UM) do not, instead relying on ad-hoc care from clinics run by non-governmental organisations. We aimed to assess screening frequency in UM and to compare prevalence of infection in UM with DM...
2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27194096/utilization-of-maternal-health-services-among-internal-migrants-in-mumbai-india
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Nilesh C Gawde, Muthusamy Sivakami, Bontha V Babu
This study aimed to understand access to maternal health care and the factors shaping it amongst poor migrants in Mumbai, India. A cross-sectional mixed methods approach was used. It included multistage cluster sampling and face-to-face interviews, through structured interview schedules, of 234 migrant women who had delivered in the two years previous to the date they were interviewed. Qualitative in-depth interviews of migrant women, health care providers and health officials were also conducted to understand community and provider perspectives...
November 2016: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27166078/pregnant-in-a-foreign-city-a-qualitative-analysis-of-diet-and-nutrition-for-cross-border-migrant-women-in-cape-town-south-africa
#18
Jo Hunter-Adams, Hanna-Andrea Rother
UNLABELLED: How do migrant women navigate their food environment during pregnancy? Foods are imbued with new meanings in a new place, and in low-and-middle-income countries including South Africa, a changing food environment leaves the poor, including many migrants, vulnerable to malnutrition. Thus, one of the ways economic and social vulnerability may be experienced and reproduced is via the foods one consumes. Examining food perceptions in the context of pregnancy offers a potentially powerful lens on wellbeing...
August 1, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27165864/the-association-of-pre-pregnancy-overweight-and-obesity-with-delivery-outcomes-a-comparison-of-immigrant-and-non-immigrant-women-in-berlin-germany
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Katharina Reiss, Jürgen Breckenkamp, Theda Borde, Silke Brenne, Wolfgang Henrich, Matthias David, Oliver Razum
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the influence of maternal overweight/obesity on delivery outcomes among first- and second-generation immigrant women and non-immigrant women. METHODS: We used perinatal data from Berlin/Germany (n = 1987 first generation, n = 687 second generation, n = 2185 non-immigrants; gestational age: 24+ weeks; maternal age: 18+ years). Poisson models were fitted to estimate the effect of pre-pregnancy overweight/obesity (categorised according to WHO) on mode of delivery (vaginal vs...
May 2016: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27150314/international-migration-as-a-determinant-of-emergency-caesarean
#20
Lisa Merry, Sonia Semenic, Theresa W Gyorkos, William Fraser, Rhonda Small, Anita J Gagnon
BACKGROUND: High caesarean rates are of concern given associated risks. International migrant women (women born abroad) represent a substantial proportion of women giving birth in high-income countries (HICs) and face social conditions that may exacerbate childbearing health risks. Among migrant women, emergency rather than planned caesareans, tend to be more prevalent. This method of delivery can be stressful, physically harmful and result in an overall negative birth experience. Research establishing evidence of risk factors for emergency caesareans in migrants is insufficient...
April 14, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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