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REVIEW
Ajay Rane, Jay Iyer, Harsha Ananthram, Thomas Currie
Human childbirth has been described as an "obstetrical dilemma". Evolution favours enlargement of the foetal brain, whilst bipedal locomotion demands a reduction in pelvic breadth for improvements in biomechanical efficiency. The result of this conflict is a human pelvis incongruous with the dynamics of childbirth. Acute genital distortion at delivery can inflict lasting damage to female pelvic function. Pelvic organ prolapse, urinary, faecal incontinence and sexual dysfunction are long-term sequelae rarely discussed at antenatal care, impacting upon the expectant mother's ability to make an informed decision...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545653/systematic-approaches-to-adverse-events-in-obstetrics-part-ii-event-analysis-and-response
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Christian M Pettker
The critical arm of improvement and change comes after events are identified and classified. Getting and making things right when things go wrong defines a successful safety program. This article reviews the important tasks that should be familiar to any team approaching a serious event on an obstetrics unit. Root cause analysis is a critical, but often misunderstood, tool for dissecting the contributing factors leading to an adverse event. Successful root cause analyses have a standardized approach that result in meaningful action plans...
May 22, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540849/pre-eclampsia-overview-on-the-role-of-biomarkers-in-2016
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Henry Paridaens, Damien Gruson
Preeclampsia which affects approximatively 2% of pregnancies is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia is nowadays increasingly understood. It implies multiple actors and biomarkers appear to be playing a major role. New uses of those biomarkers for risk stratification and diagnosis of predisposed preeclamptic patients followed by obstetricians is an hot topic. The combined approach of biomarkers, medical history and obstetrical ultrasounds enables risk estimation in the first quarter and later on...
June 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539207/effect-of-maternal-age-and-cardiac-disease-severity-on-outcome-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Eva Furenäs, Peter Eriksson, Ulla-Britt Wennerholm, Mikael Dellborg
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing prevalence of women with congenital heart defects reaching childbearing age. In western countries women tend to give birth at a higher age compared to some decades ago. We evaluated the CARdiac disease in PREGnancy (CARPREG) and modified World Health Organization (mWHO) risk classifications for cardiac complications during pregnancies in women with congenital heart defects and analyzed the impact of age on risk of obstetric and fetal outcome. METHODS: A single-center observational study of cardiac, obstetric, and neonatal complications with data from cardiac and obstetric records of pregnancies in women with congenital heart disease...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539111/written-versus-verbal-consent-a-qualitative-study-of-stakeholder-views-of-consent-procedures-used-at-the-time-of-recruitment-into-a-peripartum-trial-conducted-in-an-emergency-setting
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J Lawton, N Hallowell, C Snowdon, J E Norman, K Carruthers, F C Denison
BACKGROUND: Obtaining prospective written consent from women to participate in trials when they are experiencing an obstetric emergency is challenging. Alternative consent pathways, such as gaining verbal consent at enrolment followed, later, by obtaining written consent, have been advocated by some clinicians and bioethicists but have received little empirical attention. We explored women's and staff views about the consent procedures used during the internal pilot of a trial (GOT-IT), where the protocol permitted staff to gain verbal consent at recruitment...
May 24, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536980/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-obstetric-outcomes-in-opioid-dependent-women-treated-with-implant-naltrexone-oral-methadone-or-sublingual-buprenorphine-and-non-dependent-controls
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Erin Kelty, Gary Hulse
BACKGROUND: Opioid pharmacotherapies play an important role in the treatment of opioid-dependent women; however, very little is known about the safety of naltrexone in pregnant patients. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the obstetric health of opioid-dependent women who were treated with implant naltrexone during pregnancy, and compared them with women treated with methadone and/or buprenorphine and a cohort of non-opioid-dependent controls. METHODS: Women treated with implant naltrexone, oral methadone or sublingual buprenorphine between 2001 and 2010, along with a cohort of age-matched controls, were linked with records from midwives, hospital and emergency departments (EDs) and the death registry to identify pregnancy and health events that occurred during pregnancy and in the post-partum period...
May 23, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533582/angular-ectopic-pregnancy-presenting-as-rupture-of-lateral-wall-of-the-uterus-late-presentation-in-gestation-week-20
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Malihe Hasanzadeh, Salme Dadgar, Yalda Arian, Yousef Yousefi
The differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain in pregnancy is broad and can be complicated by atypical manifestations that are due to the anatomic distortions and physiologic changes of pregnancy. Due to the lack of clinical understanding, angular pregnancy does not appear to be recognized as a clinical entity and many cases are likely to go undiagnosed. This is a case report of a 34-year-old woman who was referred to the obstetrics emergency department with sudden abdominal pain and in a state of hypovolemic shock...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528578/a-cluster-randomized-trial-to-reduce-caesarean-delivery-rates-in-quebec-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Mira Johri, Edmond S W Ng, Clara Bermudez-Tamayo, Jeffrey S Hoch, Thierry Ducruet, Nils Chaillet
BACKGROUND: Widespread increases in caesarean section (CS) rates have sparked concerns about risks to mothers and infants and rising healthcare costs. A multicentre, two-arm, cluster-randomized trial in Quebec, Canada assessed whether an audit and feedback intervention targeting health professionals would reduce CS rates for pregnant women compared to usual care, and concluded that it reduced CS rates without adverse effects on maternal or neonatal health. The effect was statistically significant but clinically small...
May 22, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528140/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy
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Chen-Yiu Hung, Han-Chung Hu, Li-Chung Chiu, Chih-Hao Chang, Li-Fu Li, Chung-Chi Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Po-Jen Cheng, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Obstetric patients comprise a limited portion of intensive care unit patients, but they often present with unfamiliar conditions and exhibit the potential for catastrophic deterioration. This study evaluated the maternal and neonatal outcomes of respiratory failure during pregnancy. METHODS: Information on 71 patients at >25 weeks gestation in the ICU with respiratory failure was recorded between 2009 and 2013. The characteristics and outcomes of mothers and fetuses were determined through a retrospective chart review and evaluated using Student's t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526012/the-pregnancy-and-fertility-prefer-study-an-italian-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-on-fertility-preservation-and-pregnancy-issues-in-young-breast-cancer-patients
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Matteo Lambertini, Paola Anserini, Valeria Fontana, Francesca Poggio, Giuseppina Iacono, Annalisa Abate, Alessia Levaggi, Loredana Miglietta, Claudia Bighin, Sara Giraudi, Alessia D'Alonzo, Eva Blondeaux, Davide Buffi, Francesco Campone, Domenico F Merlo, Lucia Del Mastro
BACKGROUND: Fertility and pregnancy issues are of key importance for young breast cancer patients. Despite several advances in the field, there are still multiple unmet needs and barriers in discussing and dealing with these concerns. To address the significant challenges related to fertility and pregnancy issues, the PREgnancy and FERtility (PREFER) study was developed as a national comprehensive program aiming to optimize care and improve knowledge around these topics. METHODS: The PREFER study is a prospective cohort study conducted across several Italian institution affiliated with the Gruppo Italiano Mammella (GIM) group evaluating patterns of care and clinical outcomes of young breast cancer patients dealing with fertility and pregnancy issues...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523542/eating-disorders-and-epigenetics
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Lea Thaler, Howard Steiger
Eating disorders (EDs) are characterized by intense preoccupation with shape and weight and maladaptive eating practices. The complex of symptoms that characterize EDs often arise through the activation of latent genetic potentials by environmental exposures, and epigenetic mechanisms are believed to link environmental exposures to gene expression. This chapter provides an overview of genetic factors acting in the etiology of EDs. It then provides a background to the hypothesis that epigenetic mechanisms link stresses such as obstetric complications and childhood abuse as well as effects of malnutrition to eating disorders (EDs)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523399/anal-sphincter-injury-in-vaginal-deliveries-complicated-by-shoulder-dystocia
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Mark P Hehir, Zachary Rubeo, Karen Flood, Anne H Mardy, Colm O'Herlihy, Peter C Boylan, Mary E D'Alton
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Shoulder dystocia is an obstetric emergency that occurs in 0.2-3% of all cephalic vaginal deliveries. We hypothesized that because of the difficult nature of deliveries complicated by shoulder dystocia, the condition may be associated with anal sphincter injury. We sought to identify risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injury in women with shoulder dystocia. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included all cases of shoulder dystocia from 2007 to 2011 at two large tertiary referral centers, in the USA and Ireland...
May 18, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522033/placenta-directed-gene-therapy-for-fetal-growth-restriction
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REVIEW
Tara Krishnan, Anna L David
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a serious pregnancy complication affecting ∼8% of all pregnancies. There is no treatment to increase fetal growth in the uterus. Gene therapy presents a promising treatment strategy for FGR, with the use of adenoviral vectors encoding for proteins such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and insulin-like growth factor demonstrating improvements in fetal growth, placental function, and neonatal outcome in preclinical studies. Safety assessments suggest no adverse risk to the mother or fetus for VEGF maternal gene therapy; a clinical trial is in development...
May 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514932/case-report-of-severe-maternal-hyponatremia-complicating-preeclampsia
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Larry Hinkson, Robert Armbrust, Annika Möller, Wolfgang Henrich
The incidence of preeclampsia associated maternal and neonatal hyponatremia is reportedly rare and can be life threatening in severe cases. The timely diagnosis and careful management requires a multidisciplinary approach between obstetric, neonatal, endocrinology and intensive care teams. We report firstly, on a case of severe hyponatremia associated with preeclampsia, secondary to inappropriate Anti Diuretic Hormone secretion, followed by a review of cases over a one year period at our institution.
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511469/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-newborns-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-level-3-neonatal-unit-in-western-india
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Satvik Chaitanya Bansal, Archana Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Amit R Kungwani, Dipen Vasudev Patel, Ankur Rajinder Sethi, Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar
INTRODUCTION: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a serious condition in neonatal care. It complicates the management necessitating the restrictive use of medications. AIM: To evaluate clinical profile, identify associated and prog-nostic factors in newborns with AKI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a case control study done between January 2008 to January 2010. Total 1745 newborns were admitted, of which 74 babies had AKI. It was defined as serum creatinine >1...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509326/polish-gynecological-society-recommendations-for-labor-induction
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Dorota Bomba-Opoń, Krzysztof Drews, Hubert Huras, Piotr Laudański, Tomasz Paszkowski, Mirosław Wielgoś
Labor induction involves artificial stimulation of childbirth before the natural, spontaneous onset of labor. It is one of the most common procedures in modern obstetrics. The frequency of labor induction has doubled in recent decades due to the development of perinatology and methods of monitoring fetal well-being in particular. Currently, one in five pregnant women and 30-40% of women delivering vaginally undergo this procedure. Reasons for induction include reduction of the perinatal mortality and morbidity of the fetus and newborn, as well as the reduction of maternal complications...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506952/retrospective-evaluation-of-pregnant-women-with-celiac-disease
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Kemal Beksaç, Gökçen Örgül, Murat Çağan, Ergun Karaağaoğlu, Serap Arslan, Mehmet Sinan Beksaç
OBJECTIVE: To show celiac disease (CD) and its poor pregnancy outcome relationship, and to demonstrate the importance of a gluten-free diet together with low-dose low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and low-dose corticosteroid (LDC) in the management of pregnancies with CD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study consisted of 2 groups of patients. Six patients with CD (control group) on a gluten-free diet were monitored during their first pregnancies within the framework of antenatal care program and their pregnancy outcomes were compared with eight poorly-treated pregnant patients with CD (study group) who were referred from other medical institutions...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506946/maternal-mortality-due-to-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-childbirth-and-the-puerperium-between-2012-and-2015-in-turkey-a-nation-based-study
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Bekir Keskinkılıç, Yaprak Engin-Üstün, Sema Sanisoğlu, Dilek Şahin Uygur, Hüseyin Levent Keskin, Selma Karaahmetoğlu, Ayşe Özcan, Meral Esen, Afra Alkan, Aysun Kabasakal, İrfan Şencan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze maternal deaths in Turkey due to hypertensive disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study 812 maternal deaths were analyzed. Maternal demographic features, presence of antenatal care, medical and obstetric history, mode of delivery, and use emergency antihypertensive therapy were recorded. The delay model for each case was investigated. RESULTS: Hypertensive disorders accounted for 15.5% (n=126) out of all maternal mortality...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506945/urinary-fistula-a-continuing-problem-with-changing-trends
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Sunesh Kumar, Richa Vatsa, Juhi Bharti, Kallol Kumar Roy, Jai Bhagwan Sharma, Neeta Singh, Jyoti Meena, Seema Singhal
OBJECTIVE: Urinary fistula is a distressing complication after difficult vaginal deliveries, obstetric, and gynecologic surgeries. The present study describes a single center's experience in the management of urinary fistula at a tertiary care hospital. It was performed to analyze the etiology of genitourinary fistula, to assess the outcome after surgical repair, and to determine the changing trends in the etiology and management of urinary fistula. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted over 5 years in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502605/transphyseal-separation-of-the-distal-humerus-in-newborns
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Cosimo Gigante, Sunil Gurpur Kini, Carlo Origo, Andrea Volpin
Obstetric traumatic separation of the distal humeral epiphysis is a very uncommon injury, which presents a diagnostic challenge. These case serials reviewed the functional outcomes of 5 patients who had sustained a fracture-separation of the distal humeral epiphysis at birth. The diagnosis was made at a mean time of 40.8 h after delivery. All the patients were treated with gentle close manipulation, reduction under fluoroscopy and above-elbow cast application. After discharge, the patients were followed up for a mean of 30 months...
April 14, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
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