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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455616/is-the-fetal-cerebroplacental-ratio-better-that-the-estimated-fetal-weight-in-predicting-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-in-a-low-risk-cohort
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Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: In high-risk pregnancies combining the cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) with the estimated fetal weight (EFW) improves the identification of vulnerable fetuses. The purpose of this study was to assess the CPR and EFW's ability to predict adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes in a low-risk pregnancy, when measured late in gestation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of women who birthed at Mater Mothers Hospitals, Brisbane, Australia between 2010 and 2015...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451823/evaluation-of-fetal-intestinal-cell-growth-and-antimicrobial-biofunctionalities-of-donor-human-milk-after-preparative-processes
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Pasinee Kanaprach, Nutkridta Pongsakul, Nopporn Apiwattanakul, Chatchai Muanprasat, Sarayut Supapannachart, Pracha Nuntnarumit, Somchai Chutipongtanate
BACKGROUND: Donor human milk is considered the next best nutrition following mother's own milk to prevent neonatal infection and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants who are admitted at neonatal intensive care unit. However, donor milk biofunctionalities after preparative processes have rarely been documented. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate biofunctionalities preserved in donor milk after preparative processes by cell-based assays. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten pools of donor milk were produced from 40 independent specimens...
February 16, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447726/no-129-exercise-in-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
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Gregory A L Davies, Larry A Wolfe, Michelle F Mottola, Catherine MacKinnon
OBJECTIVE: To design Canadian guidelines advising obstetric care providers of the maternal, fetal, and neonatal implications of aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises in pregnancy. OUTCOMES: Knowledge of the impact of exercise on maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity, and of the maternal measures of fitness. EVIDENCE: MEDLINE search from 1966 to 2002 for English language articles related to studies of maternal aerobic and strength conditioning in a previously sedentary population, maternal aerobic and strength conditioning in a previouslyactive population, impact of aerobic and strength conditioning on early and late pregnancy outcomes, and impact of aerobic and strength conditioning on neonatal outcomes, as well as for review articles and meta-analyses related to exercise in pregnancy...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447718/no-240-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-pregnancy
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Yoav Yinon, Dan Farine, Mark H Yudin
OBJECTIVES: To review the principles of prenatal diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and to describe the outcomes of the affected pregnancies. OUTCOMES: Effective management of fetal infection following primary and secondary maternal CMV infection during pregnancy. Neonatal signs include intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), microcephaly, hepatosplenomegaly, petechiae, jaundice, chorioretinitis, thrombocytopenia and anemia, and long-term sequelae consist of sensorineural hearing loss, mental retardation, delay of psychomotor development, and visual impairment...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438637/population-attributable-fractions-of-perinatal-outcomes-for-nulliparous-women-associated-with-overweight-and-obesity-1990-2014
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Kate Cheney, Rachel Farber, Alexandra L Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, Bradley de Vries, Robert Ogle, Kirsten I Black
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence across 25 years of overweight and obesity among nulliparous Australian women during early pregnancy; to estimate the proportions of adverse perinatal outcomes attributable to overweight and obesity in this population. DESIGN: Cohort study; retrospective analysis of electronic maternity data. Setting, participants: 42 582 nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies giving birth at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, an urban teaching hospital in Sydney, January 1990 - December 2014...
February 19, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425911/antenatal-and-neonatal-antecedents-of-learning-limitations-in-10-year-old-children-born-extremely-preterm
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Alan Leviton, Robert M Joseph, Elizabeth N Allred, T Michael O'Shea, Karl K C Kuban
BACKGROUND: Children born extremely preterm are at increased risk of learning limitations. AIM: To identify the antecedents of learning limitations of children born extremely preterm. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study from birth to age 10 years. Variables entered into the multinomial logistic regression analyses were ordered temporally, with the earliest occurring predictors/covariates of each learning limitation risk entered first and not displaced by later occurring covariates...
February 6, 2018: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425167/-i-was-relieved-to-know-that-my-baby-was-safe-women-s-attitudes-and-perceptions-on-using-a-new-electronic-fetal-heart-rate-monitor-during-labor-in-tanzania
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Sara Rivenes Lafontan, Johanne Sundby, Hege L Ersdal, Muzdalifat Abeid, Hussein L Kidanto, Columba K Mbekenga
To increase labor monitoring and prevent neonatal morbidity and mortality, a new wireless, strap-on electronic fetal heart rate monitor called Moyo was introduced in Tanzania in 2016. As part of the ongoing evaluation of the introduction of the monitor, the aim of this study was to explore the attitudes and perceptions of women who had worn the monitor continuously during their most recent delivery and perceptions about how it affected care. This knowledge is important to identify barriers towards adaptation in order to introduce new technology more effectively...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422013/first-and-second-trimester-urinary-metabolic-profiles-and-fetal-growth-restriction-an-exploratory-nested-case-control-study-within-the-infant-development-and-environment-study
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Gauri Luthra, Ivan Vuckovic, A Bangdiwala, H Gray, J B Redmon, E S Barrett, S Sathyanarayana, R H N Nguyen, S H Swan, S Zhang, P Dzeja, S I Macura, K S Nair
BACKGROUND: Routine prenatal care fails to identify a large proportion of women at risk of fetal growth restriction (FGR). Metabolomics, the comprehensive analysis of low molecular weight molecules (metabolites) in biological samples, can provide new and earlier biomarkers of prenatal health. Recent research has suggested possible predictive first trimester urine metabolites correlating to fetal growth restriction in the third trimester. Our objective in this current study was to examine urinary metabolic profiles in the first and second trimester of pregnancy in relation to third trimester FGR in a US population from a large, multi-center cohort study of healthy pregnant women...
February 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420402/twenty-week-abortion-bans-on-pregnancies-with-a-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Kimberley A Bullard, Brian L Shaffer, Karen S Greiner, Ashley E Skeith, Maria I Rodriguez, Aaron B Caughey
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of 20-week abortion bans on maternal and consequent neonatal health outcomes and costs in the setting of fetal congenital diaphragmatic hernia. METHODS: A decision-analytic model was built using TreeAge software to evaluate the effect of a 20-week ban on abortion in a theoretical cohort of 921 women diagnosed with fetal congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Probabilities, utilities, and costs were derived from the literature. The cohort size was based on the annual rate of prenatal diagnoses of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and live births among the 20 states with bans...
February 5, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420394/second-stage-duration-and-outcomes-among-women-who-labored-after-a-prior-cesarean-delivery
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Mark P Hehir, Dwight J Rouse, Russell S Miller, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Zainab Siddiq, Mary E DʼAlton, Alexander M Friedman
OBJECTIVE: To characterize probabilities of vaginal delivery based on second-stage duration along with maternal and neonatal risks for women undergoing labor after cesarean delivery. METHODS: This unplanned secondary analysis of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Cesarean Registry, a prospective observational cohort, assessed outcomes in women with a prior uterine scar and included women with a previous cesarean delivery without prior vaginal delivery who reached the second stage of labor...
February 5, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419329/understanding-gastroschisis-and-its-clinical-management-where-are-we
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Candace Haddock, Erik D Skarsgard
Gastroschisis is the commonest developmental defect of the anterior abdominal wall in both developed and developing countries. The past 30 years have seen transformational improvements in outcome due to advances in neonatal intensive care and enhanced integration between the disciplines of maternal fetal medicine, neonatology and pediatric surgery. A review of gastroschisis, which emphasizes its epidemiology, multidisciplinary care strategies and contemporary outcomes is timely. Areas covered: This review discusses the current state of knowledge related to prevalence and causation, and postulated embryopathologic mechanisms contributing to the development of gastroschisis...
February 8, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414846/pediatric-palliative-care-in-infants-and-neonates
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Brian S Carter
The application of palliative and hospice care to newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has been evident for over 30 years. This article addresses the history, current considerations, and anticipated future needs for palliative and hospice care in the NICU, and is based on recent literature review. Neonatologists have long managed the entirety of many newborns' short lives, given the relatively high mortality rates associated with prematurity and birth defects, but their ability or willingness to comprehensively address of the continuum of interdisciplinary palliative, end of life, and bereavement care has varied widely...
February 7, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412430/neonatal-sepsis-mortality-in-a-municipality-in-southern-brazil-2000-to-2013
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Jakeline Barbara Alves, Flávia Lopes Gabani, Rosângela Aparecida Pimenta Ferrari, Mauren Teresa Grubisich Mendes Tacla, Arnildo Linck Júnior
OBJECTIVE: To describe the neonatal mortality coefficient attributed to sepsis and other causes, and to report the maternal, neonatal and death characteristics of newborn infants that died in the city of Londrina, Paraná, in Southern Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with a time series analysis. Neonatal deaths that contained neonatal sepsis records in any field of the death certificate between the years 2000 and 2013 were studied. The years were grouped into biennia, and cause specific neonatal mortality coefficient was calculated, according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision...
January 15, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409551/impact-of-prenatal-diagnosis-on-the-management-and-early-outcome-of-critical-duct-dependent-cardiac-lesions
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Varsha Thakur, Nathalie Dutil, Steven M Schwartz, Edgar Jaeggi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the preoperative management and outcome of neonates with duct-dependent critical CHD with fetal versus postnatal diagnosis. METHODS: Patients referred with CHD to our centre from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010 were enrolled prospectively. Live births with a critical form of CHD, a gestational age ⩾36 weeks and a weight ⩾2 kg at birth, and the intention-to-treat were included in this sub-study. Excluded were neonates with lethal non-cardiac and/or genetic anomalies...
February 7, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407004/breast-milk-is-conditionally-perfect
#15
Miriam Erick
Breast milk is the universal preferred nutrition for the newborn human infant. New mother have been encouraged to exclusively breastfeed by health care professionals and consumer-advocacy forums for years, citing "breast milk is the perfect food". The benefits are numerous and include psychological, convenience, economical, ecological and nutritionally superior. Human milk is a composite of nutritional choices of the mother, commencing in the pre-conceptual era. Events influencing the eventual nutritional profile of breast milk for the neonate start with pre-conceptual dietary habits through pregnancy and finally to postpartum...
February 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403316/validation-of-modified-world-health-organization-classification-for-pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-southern-thailand
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Chitkasaem Suwanrath, Putthaporn Thongphanang, Sutham Pinjaroen, Saranyou Suwanugsorn
Purpose: To validate the modified World Health Organization (WHO) classification in pregnant women with congenital and acquired heart diseases. Patients and methods: The database of pregnant women with heart disease, who delivered at Songklanagarind Hospital between January 1995 and December 2016, was retrieved from the Statistical Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with the Hospital Information System of Songklanagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400112/risk-of-neonatal-care-unit-admission-in-small-for-gestational-age-fetuses-at-term-a-prediction-model-and-internal-validation
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Erkan Kalafat, Jose Morales-Rosello, Basky Thilaganathan, Jasreen Dhother, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVE: Small for gestational age (SGA) fetuses are at increased risk of admission to the neonatal unit, even at term. We aimed to develop and validate a predictive model for the risk of prolonged neonatal unit admission in suspected SGA fetuses at term. METHODS: A single-center cohort study of singleton pregnancies with SGA fetus, defined as estimated fetal weight (EFW) less than the 10th centile, at term. The variables included known risk factors for neonatal unit admissions: maternal characteristics, EFW, abdominal circumference (AC), fetal Dopplers, gestational age (GA) at delivery, and intrapartum risk factors (meconium, pyrexia)...
February 4, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397624/-retrospective-analysis-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-breast-cancer-in-pregnancy
#18
F W Wang, S M Fu, Y C Jin, X H Gong, H D Cheng, K J Wu
Objective: To investigate the principles of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy. Methods: Clinical data of patients with breast cancer during pregnancy admitted to Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University between January 2012 to July 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. A total of 17 patients were diagnosed with breast cancer in pregnancy, the median age was 32 years (range from 25 to 45 years old), pathological staging revealed 2 patient with stage 0, 1 with stage Ⅱa, 7 with stage Ⅱb, 1 with stage Ⅲa, 2 with stage Ⅲc, 4 with stage Ⅳ...
February 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396929/is-less-noise-light-and-parental-caregiver-stress-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-better-for-neonates
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Rohini Venkataraman, Majeeda Kamaluddeen, Harish Amin, Abhay Lodha
In utero sensory stimuli and interaction with the environment strongly influence early phases of fetal and infant development. Extremely premature infants are subjected to noxious procedures and routine monitoring, in addition to exposure to excessive light and noise, which disturb the natural sleep cycle and induce stress. Non-invasive ventilation, measures to prevent sepsis, and human milk feeding improve short-term and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature infants. To preserve brain function, and to improve quality of life and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes, the focus now is on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment and its impact on the infant during hospital stay...
January 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385271/prescriptive-birth-weight-charts-can-improve-the-prediction-of-adverse-outcomes-in-very-preterm-infants-who-are-small-for-gestational-age
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Liset Hoftiezer, Renske G Snijders, Chantal W P M Hukkelhoven, Richard A van Lingen, Marije Hogeveen
AIM: We compared three anthropometric charts to determine which provided the best predictions for adverse outcomes in very preterm small for gestational age infants to address a lack of consensus on this subject. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of infants born below 32 weeks, who were admitted to two level three neonatal intensive care units in The Netherlands from 2008-2013. The birth weights of 1,720 infants were classified as SGA using: a conventional, gender-specific birth weight chart, based on births in The Netherlands between 2000-2007, a prescriptive, gender-specific birth weight chart, based on the same data but without risk factors for intrauterine growth restrictions, and a non-gender-specific fetal weight chart derived from American ultrasonographic measurements...
January 31, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
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