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Amal R Khanolkar, Gillian E Hanley, Ilona Koupil, Patricia A Janssen
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Institute Of Medicine's (IOM) 2009 guidelines for weight-gain during pregnancy are predictive of maternal and infant outcomes in ethnic minority populations. METHODS: We designed a population-based study using administrative data on 181,948 women who delivered live singleton births in Washington State between 2006-2008. We examined risks of gestational hypertension, preeclampsia/eclampsia, cesarean delivery, and extended hospital stay in White, Black, Native-American, East-Asian, Hispanic, South-Asian and Hawaiian/Pacific islander women according to whether they gained more or less weight during pregnancy than recommended by IOM guidelines...
November 13, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
Hora Soltani, Nur I Lipoeto, Frankie J Fair, Karen Kilner, Y Yusrawati
BACKGROUND: Indonesia has a considerably high incidence of maternal and infant mortality. The country has however been experiencing a social and economic transition, influencing its general population demographics and nutritional status including the state of health and nutrition of pregnant women. This study aimed to explore body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG), and their relationship with pregnancy outcomes in a sample of Indonesian pregnant women. METHODS: This observational cohort study included a total of 607 pregnant women who were recruited in 2010 from maternity clinics in Western Sumatra, Indonesia...
November 9, 2017: BMC Women's Health
Madison Sunnquist, Leonard A Jason, Pamela Nehrke, Ellen M Goudsmit
Many professionals have described the clinical presentation of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), but recent efforts have focused on the development of ME criteria that can be reliably applied. The current study compared the symptoms and functioning of individuals who met the newly-developed Institute of Medicine (IOM) clinical criteria to a revised version of the London criteria for ME. While 76% of a sample diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) met the IOM criteria, 44% met the revised London criteria...
2017: J Chronic Dis Manag
Rui-Xue Tao, Deng-Hon Meng, Jing-Jing Li, Shi-Lu Tong, Jia-Hu Hao, Kun Huang, Fang-Biao Tao, Peng Zhu
Context: Maternal vitamin D insufficiency have been associated with fetal growth restriction. However, the effect ofmaternal vitamin D supplementation on fetal growth has not been confirmed. Objective: To assess the effect of maternal vitamin D supplementation recommended byIOMduring pregnancy on the neonatal vitamin D status and the risk of small for gestational age (SGA). Design and Participants: As part of the China-Anhui Birth Cohort study, maternal sociodemographic characteristics, food intake, lifestyle, information of vitamin D supplementation and birth outcomes were prospectively collected...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Danielle Nunnery, Alice Ammerman, Jigna Dharod
ABSTRCT Low-income women were interviewed and their post-natal records were retrieved (n = 160) to assess prevalence of excess gestational weight gain and its socio-demographic predictors. More than half (64%) of the women gained excess weight during pregnancy, with an average of 10 lbs in excess of IOM guidelines. Logistic regression indicated that women that started pregnancy at an obese BMI; who were African American or having an unplanned pregnancy were at significant risk of gaining excess weight in pregnancy...
October 25, 2017: Health Care for Women International
Leonard A Jason, Stephanie McManimen, Madison Sunnquist, Julia L Newton, Elin Bolle Strand
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently developed clinical criteria for what had been known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Given the broad nature of the clinical IOM criteria, there is a need for a research definition that would select a more homogenous and impaired group of patients than the IOM clinical criteria. At the present time, it is unclear what will serve as the research definition. PURPOSE: The current study focused on a research definition which selected homebound individuals who met the four IOM criteria, excluding medical and psychiatric co-morbidities...
2017: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior
Lap-Cuong Hua, Jr-Lin Lin, Ming-Yang Syue, Chihpin Huang, Pei-Chung Chen
Algogenic organic matter (AOM) in eutrophic waters is a well-known precursor to disinfection by-product (DBP) formation in drinking water. This purpose of this study is (i) to characterize the optical properties of AOM origins, including intra- (IOM) and extra-cellular organic matter (EOM), derived from Chlorella sp. growth as precursors to two major carbonaceous DBPs (C-DBPs), trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs) and (ii) to correlate these optical properties with THM and HAA formation potential (FP) in order to predict DBP formation...
October 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Christine T Kovner, Maja Djukic, Jin Jun, Jason Fletcher, Farida K Fatehi, Carol S Brewer
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing, included recommendations to increase nurse diversity, the percent of nurses obtaining a bachelor's degree, and inter-professional education. PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to report the progress toward achievement of these recommendations. METHODS: We used a longitudinal, multi-state data from four cohorts of nurses newly licensed in 2004 to 2005, 2007 to 2008, 2010 to 2011, and 2014 to 2015 to examine and compare the trends...
September 21, 2017: Nursing Outlook
Michael P Gaspar, Kenneth A Kearns, Randall W Culp, A Lee Osterman, Patrick M Kane
PURPOSE: Reconstruction of the ruptured interosseous membrane (IOM) is critical to restore forearm stability for the chronic Essex-Lopresti injury. Positive outcomes have been reported following IOM reconstruction with a single-bundle suture button (Mini-Tightrope) construct, although recent work suggests that double-bundle Mini-TightRope(®) IOM reconstruction is biomechanically superior. The purpose of this study was to determine whether double-bundle Mini-TightRope(®) reconstruction of the forearm IOM results in superior clinical outcomes to the single-bundle technique...
October 6, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Amanda D Castel, Arpi Terzian, Rachel Hart, Nabil Rayeed, Mariah M Kalmin, Heather Young, Alan E Greenberg
We sought to benchmark the quality of HIV care being received by persons living with HIV in care in Washington, DC and identify individual-level and structural-level differences. Data from the DC Cohort, an observational HIV cohort of persons receiving outpatient care in DC, were used to estimate the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quality of care measures. Differences in care by demographics and clinic type were assessed using χ2 tests and multivariable regression models...
2017: PloS One
Lyla Hernandez, Melissa French, Ruth Parker
In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, highlighted that "efforts to improve quality, to reduce costs, and to reduce disparities cannot succeed without efforts to improve health literacy" [1]. The IOM report emphasized that poor health literacy is a major challenge for individuals who need to find, understand, and use information to make informed decisions for health. Following the publication of the 2004 report and in response to rising interest in health literacy in the U...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Cindy Crawford, Lynn Teo, Lynn Lafferty, Angela Drake, John J Bingham, Matthew D Gallon, Meghan L O'Connell, Holly K Chittum, Sonya M Arzola, Kevin Berry
Context: In 2001 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on the use of caffeine during sustained military operations in which recommendations for research and practice were made. Objective: This systematic review serves as an update on the current quality of the evidence and addresses gaps in the current literature surrounding the effects of caffeinated foods and beverages on cognitive functioning in healthy adult populations exposed to military-like moderators...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
Federico Landriel, Matteo Baccanelli, Santiago Hem, Eduardo Vecchi, Mariana Bendersky, Claudio Yampolsky
BACKGROUND: Spinal radiculomedullary artery aneurysms are extremely rare. Treatment should be tailored to clinical presentation, distal aneurysm flow, and lesion anatomical features. When a surgical occlusion is planned, it is necessary to evaluate whether intraoperative monitoring (IOM) should be considered as an indispensable tool to prevent potential spinal cord ischemia. METHODS: We present a patient with symptoms and signs of spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from the rupture of a T4 anterior radiculomedullary aneurysm who underwent open surgical treatment under motor evoked potential (MEP) monitoring...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
Brittany M Byerley, David M Haas
BACKGROUND: Group prenatal care (GPC) models have been gaining popularity in recent years. Studies of high-risk groups have shown improved outcomes. Our objective was to review and summarize outcomes for women in GPC for women with specific high-risk conditions. METHODS: A systematic literature review of Ovid, PubMed, and Google Scholar was performed to identify studies reporting the effects of group prenatal care in high-risk populations. Studies were included if they reported on pregnancy outcome results for women using GPC...
September 29, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Olha Lutsiv, Adam Hulman, Christy Woolcott, Joseph Beyene, Lucy Giglia, B Anthony Armson, Linda Dodds, Binod Neupane, Sarah D McDonald
BACKGROUND: Weight gain during pregnancy has an important impact on maternal and neonatal health. Unlike the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations for weight gain in singleton pregnancies, those for twin gestations are termed "provisional", as they are based on limited data. The objectives of this study were to determine the neonatal and maternal outcomes associated with gaining weight below, within and above the IOM provisional guidelines on gestational weight gain in twin pregnancies, and additionally, to explore ranges of gestational weight gain among women who delivered twins at the recommended gestational age and birth weight, and those who did not...
September 29, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Staja Star Booker, Rashida D Booker
Ensuring effective pain management is an important quality of life (and death) issue for older adults with dementia, particularly since they are more vulnerable to under-assessment and under-treatment of pain. Yet, pain management decisions are often made by health care providers and caregivers with little to no input on the older adult's with dementia values for pain management. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has recognized the revolutionary imperative to change the manner in which pain care is planned and coordinated...
April 1, 2017: Gerontologist
Helen Reid, Kathryn Tart, Mari Tietze, Nitha Mathew Joseph, Carson Easley
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing report, identified eight recommendations for nursing to improve health care for all Americans. AIM: The Texas Team for Advancing Health Through Nursing embraced the challenge of implementing the recommendations through two diverse projects. METHOD: One group conducted a broad, online survey of leadership, practice, and academia, focusing on the IOM recommendations. The other focused specifically on academic progression through the use of CABNET (Consortium for Advancing Baccalaureate Nursing Education in Texas) articulation agreements...
August 4, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
Hyun Ho Choi, Eun Jin Ha, Won-Sang Cho, Hyun-Seung Kang, Jeong Eun Kim
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative neurological deficits are one of the devastating complications that can result from surgical clipping of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs). Intraoperative monitoring (IOM) of motor and somatosensory evoked potentials (EPs) has been used to reduce neurological sequelae. The authors evaluated the effectiveness and limitations of IOM in prevention of surgical complications during aneurysm clipping. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed, involving 386 operations for 429 UIAs in 386 patients with consecutively collected IOM data...
September 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Carrie Nobles, Bess H Marcus, Edward J Stanek, Barry Braun, Brian W Whitcomb, JoAnn E Manson, Glenn Markenson, Lisa Chasan-Taber
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of a prenatal exercise intervention on gestational weight gain (GWG) and to update meta-analyses. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis. SETTING: Obstetrical practices in a Western Massachusetts hospital. PATIENTS: We analyzed 241 ethnically diverse pregnant participants at high risk for gestational diabetes in the Behaviors Affecting Baby and You (B.A.B.Y.) study. A total of 118 participants were randomized to an exercise intervention group and 123 to a comparison health and wellness intervention group...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
Nicole Robertson, Bridget Ladlow
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are prevalent in Australia and associated with an increased risk of birth complications, gestational diabetes and caesarean delivery. AIM: To assess the effect of a pilot dietetic intervention in supporting the achievement of appropriate GWG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant women with a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) ≥ 35 kg/m(2) (n = 174, mean BMI 40.6 ± 4...
September 26, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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