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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426125/cerclage-use-a-review-of-3-national-guidelines
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Jeffrey D Sperling, Joshua D Dahlke, Juan M Gonzalez
Importance: Preterm birth is a major contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality. The most common intervention performed to improve perinatal outcomes for a woman experiencing cervical dilation in the second trimester without signs or symptoms of preterm labor is the cerclage. Objective: We sought to review and compare available national guidelines on cerclage use. Evidence Acquisition: We performed a descriptive review of 3 national guidelines on cerclage: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin on "Cerclage for the Management of Cervical Insufficiency," Green-top Guideline from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists entitled "Cervical Cerclage," and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Clinical Practice Bulletin entitled "Cervical Insufficiency and Cervical Cerclage...
April 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414983/a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-comparing-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-between-hands-and-knees-delivery-position-and-supine-position-in-china
#2
Hongyu Zhang, Shurong Huang, Xiaolan Guo, Ningning Zhao, Yujing Lu, Min Chen, Yingxia Li, Junqin Wu, Lihua Huang, Fenglan Ma, Yuhong Yang, Xiaoli Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhou, Renfei Guo, Wenzhi Cai
BACKGROUND: the supine position is the most frequently offered for birth delivery in China and many other countries, but the hands-and-knees position is now gaining prominence with doctors in China. This study aims to examine the differences in maternal and neonatal outcomes among low-risk women who gave birth either in the hands-and-knees position or the supine position. METHODS: a randomised controlled trial was conducted in 11 hospitals in China from May to December in 2012...
March 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413832/statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-woman-etaplat-study-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-on-platelet-function-and-thrombin-generation
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Kastriot Dallaku, Haleema Shakur, Phil Edwards, Danielle Beaumont, Ian Roberts, Sumaya Huque, Maria Delius, Ulrich Mansmann
Background. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a potentially life-threatening complication for women, and the leading cause of maternal mortality. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic used worldwide to treat uterine haemorrhage and to reduce blood loss in general surgery. TXA may have effects on thrombin generation, platelet function and coagulation factors as a result of its inhibition on the plasmin. Methods. WOMAN ETAPlaT is a sub-study of the World Maternal Antifibrinolitic trial (WOMAN trial). All adult women clinically diagnosed with PPH after a vaginal delivery or caesarean section, are eligible for inclusion in the study...
December 15, 2016: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411530/the-influence-of-intrapartum-opioid-use-on-breastfeeding-experience-at-6-weeks-post-partum-a-secondary-analysis
#4
Julie-Anne Fleet, Meril Jones, Ingrid Belan
OBJECTIVE: To examine breastfeeding experiences up to 6 weeks postpartum for mothers administered intranasal fentanyl, subcutaneous fentanyl or intramuscular pethidine for intrapartum analgesia. DESIGN: A secondary analysis was undertaken using the per-protocol dataset to examine the third phase of a larger randomised controlled trial. This phase of the study examined breastfeeding intention and experience from the first hour of birth to 6 weeks postpartum. Medical records were audited and women were contacted at 6 weeks postpartum to complete a telephone questionnaire...
April 3, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403458/cognitive-and-behavioral-predictors-of-quit-attempts-and-biochemically-validated-abstinence-during-pregnancy
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Joanne L Emery, Stephen Sutton, Felix Naughton
Introduction: Initiating a quit attempt and achieving abstinence are distinct behaviors that have distinct correlates in general smokers. Studies predicting prenatal smoking have not addressed this. Methods: Pregnant smokers (N = 207), recruited to a cessation intervention trial, were used as an observational cohort. Women completed measures at baseline and 12-week follow-up (mid-late pregnancy). Outcomes were having made at least one quit attempt since baseline, and cotinine-validated 7-day abstinence at follow-up in attempters...
May 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403275/a-difference-in-cutaneous-pigmentary-response-to-led-versus-halogen-incandescent-visible-light-a-case-report-from-a-single-center-investigational-clinical-trial-determining-a-minimal-pigmentary-visible-light-dose
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Teo Soleymani, Nicholas A Soter, Lorcan M Folan, Nada Elbuluk, Uchenna R Okereke, David E Cohen
<p>BACKGROUND: While most of the attention regarding skin pigmentation has focused on the effects on ultraviolet radiation, the cutaneous effects of visible light (400 to 700nm) are rarely reported. In this report, we describe a case of painful erythema and induration that resulted from direct irradiation of UV-naïve skin with visible LED light in a patient with Fitzpatrick type II skin.</p> <p>METHODS AND RESULTS: A 24-year-old healthy woman with Fitzpatrick type II skin presented to our department to participate in a clinical study...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395390/surgical-treatment-of-rectovaginal-fistula-in-crohn-s-disease-a-tertiary-center-experience
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Giovanni Milito, Giorgio Lisi, Dario Venditti, Michela Campanelli, Elena Aronadio, Michele Grande
BACKGROUND: Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is a disastrous complication of Crohn's disease (CD) that is exceedingly difficult to treat. It is a disabling condition that negatively impacts a woman's quality of life. Current treatment algorithms range from observation to medical management to the need for surgical intervention. A wide variety of success rates have been reported for all management options. The choice of surgical repair methods depends on various fistula and patient characteristics, and its published success rates vary with initial success being around 50% rising to 80% with repeated surgery...
April 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391703/a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-myfamilyplan-online-preconception-health-education-tool
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Priya Batra, Carol M Mangione, Eric Cheng, W Neil Steers, Tina A Nguyen, Douglas Bell, Alice A Kuo, Kimberly D Gregory
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether exposure to MyFamilyPlan-a web-based preconception health education module-changes the proportion of women discussing reproductive health with providers at well-woman visits. DESIGN: Cluster randomized controlled trial. One hundred thirty participants per arm distributed among 34 clusters (physicians) required to detect a 20% change in the primary outcome. SETTING: Urban academic medical center (California). PARTICIPANTS: Eligible women were 18 to 45 years old, were English speaking, were nonpregnant, were able to access the Internet, and had an upcoming well-woman visit...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390435/inter-pregnancy-interval-and-pregnancy-outcomes-among-women-with-delayed-childbearing-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Mani Asgharpour, Sofia Villarreal, Laura Schummers, Jennifer Hutcheon, Dorothy Shaw, Wendy V Norman
BACKGROUND: Women in high resource nations are increasingly delaying childbearing until their thirties. Delayed childbearing poses challenges for the spacing of a woman's pregnancies. Inter-pregnancy intervals <12 months are associated with risk for adverse pregnancy outcome, yet increased maternal age at delivery is linked with increased risk. The optimal inter-pregnancy interval for older mothers is uncertain. This systematic review will aim to assess the relation between inter-pregnancy interval and perinatal and maternal health outcomes in women who delay childbearing to age 30 and older...
April 8, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376732/changes-in-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-habits-from-pre-pregnancy-to-early-pregnancy-among-norwegian-women
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Marianne Skreden, Elling Bere, Linda R Sagedal, Ingvild Vistad, Nina C Øverby
BACKGROUND: A healthy diet is important for pregnancy outcome and the current and future health of woman and child. The aims of the study were to explore the changes from pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy in consumption of fruits and vegetables (FV), and to describe associations with maternal educational level, body mass index (BMI) and age. METHODS: Healthy nulliparous women were included in the Norwegian Fit for Delivery (NFFD) trial from September 2009 to February 2013, recruited from eight antenatal clinics in southern Norway...
April 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369513/identification-and-characterization-of-aurora-kinase-b-and-c-variants-associated-with-maternal-aneuploidy
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Alexandra L Nguyen, Diego Marin, Anbo Zhou, Amanda S Gentilello, Evan M Smoak, Zubing Cao, Anastasia Fedick, Yujue Wang, Deanne Taylor, Richard T Scott, Jinchuan Xing, Nathan Treff, Karen Schindler
STUDY QUESTION: Are single nucleotide variants (SNVs) in Aurora kinases B and C associated with risk of aneuploid conception? SUMMARY ANSWER: Two SNVs were found in patients with extreme aneuploid concepti rates with respect to their age; one variant, AURKC p.I79V, is benign, while another, AURKB p.L39P, is a potential gain-of-function mutant with increased efficiency in promoting chromosome alignment. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Maternal age does not always predict aneuploidy risk, and rare gene variants can be drivers of disease...
March 25, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358979/pelvimetry-for-fetal-cephalic-presentations-at-or-near-term-for-deciding-on-mode-of-delivery
#12
REVIEW
Robert C Pattinson, Anna Cuthbert, Valerie Vannevel
BACKGROUND: Pelvimetry assesses the size of a woman's pelvis aiming to predict whether she will be able to give birth vaginally or not. This can be done by clinical examination, or by conventional X-rays, computerised tomography (CT) scanning, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of pelvimetry (performed antenatally or intrapartum) on the method of birth, on perinatal mortality and morbidity, and on maternal morbidity. This review concentrates exclusively on women whose fetuses have a cephalic presentation...
March 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352491/acquired-factor-viii-deficiency-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-literature
#13
Lan Mo, George C Bao
BACKGROUND: Acquired factor VIII (FVIII) deficiency, or acquired hemophilia A (AHA), is a rare autoimmune disorder involving antibody-mediated depletion of coagulation FVIII, leading to severe, life-threatening bleeding. The condition is often associated with other autoimmune disorders, and its treatment involves replacement of FVIII and various modes of immunosuppression. Recently, a few noteworthy therapeutic advances have been made. We present two cases of severe AHA in Chinese women...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352185/apatinib-treatment-combined-with-chemotherapy-for-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report
#14
Linghui Deng, Yue Wang, Wenbin Lu, Qian Liu, Jie Wu, Jianhua Jin
Apatinib is a novel oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2, which has been proved by clinical trials to be effective and safe for patients with chemotherapy-refractory gastric cancer. To date, there is no study or case report on apatinib treatment for patients with ovarian cancer. Here, we present the case of a 50-year-old Chinese woman with advanced ovarian cancer, who received apatinib at a daily dose of 500 mg for 28 days per cycle after failure of fourth-line chemotherapy...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351386/midwife-led-maternity-care-in-ireland-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Anna Dencker, Valerie Smith, Colette McCann, Cecily Begley
BACKGROUND: Midwife-led maternity care is shown to be safe for women with low-risk during pregnancy. In Ireland, two midwife-led units (MLUs) were introduced in 2004 when a randomised controlled trial (the MidU study) was performed to compare MLU care with consultant-led care (CLU). Following study completion the two MLUs have remained as a maternity care option in Ireland. The aim of this study was to evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes and transfer rates during six years in the larger of the MLU sites...
March 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349526/pushing-bearing-down-methods-for-the-second-stage-of-labour
#16
REVIEW
Andrea Lemos, Melania Mr Amorim, Armele Dornelas de Andrade, Ariani I de Souza, José Eulálio Cabral Filho, Jailson B Correia
BACKGROUND: Maternal pushing during the second stage of labour is an important and indispensable contributor to the involuntary expulsive force developed by uterine contraction. There is no consensus on an ideal strategy to facilitate these expulsive efforts and there are contradictory results about the influence on the mother and fetus. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefits and possible disadvantages of different kinds of techniques regarding maternal pushing/breathing during the expulsive stage of labour on maternal and fetal outcomes...
March 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349510/fresh-versus-frozen-embryo-transfers-in-assisted-reproduction
#17
REVIEW
Kai Mee Wong, Madelon van Wely, Femke Mol, Sjoerd Repping, Sebastiaan Mastenbroek
BACKGROUND: In general, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) implies a single fresh and one or more frozen-thawed embryo transfers. Alternatively, the 'freeze-all' strategy implies transfer of frozen-thawed embryos only, with no fresh embryo transfers. In practice, both strategies can vary technically including differences in freezing techniques and timing of transfer of cryopreservation, that is vitrification versus slow freezing, freezing of two pro-nucleate (2pn) versus cleavage-stage embryos versus blastocysts, and transfer of cleavage-stage embryos versus blastocysts...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344807/ipilimumab-induced-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-ttp
#18
Jeanelle King, Javier de la Cruz, Jose Lutzky
BACKGROUND: CTLA-4 (Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4) was the first immune checkpoint receptor clinically targeted for use in cancer treatment. It is expressed exclusively on T-cells where its primary role is to regulate the amplitude of the early stages of T-cell activation.1 Ipilimumab, a CTLA-4 blocking antibody, has been widely used for the treatment of patients with high risk and metastatic melanoma. Given its mechanism of action and consequent immune activation, the side effect profile of this drug greatly differs from that of standard cytotoxic chemotherapy...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342164/attempting-to-increase-intake-from-the-input-attention-and-word-learning-in-children-with-autism
#19
Elena J Tenenbaum, Dima Amso, Giulia Righi, Stephen J Sheinkopf
Previous work has demonstrated that social attention is related to early language abilities. We explored whether we can facilitate word learning among children with autism by directing attention to areas of the scene that have been demonstrated as relevant for successful word learning. We tracked eye movements to faces and objects while children watched videos of a woman teaching them new words. Test trials measured participants' recognition of these novel word-object pairings. Results indicate that for children with autism and typically developing children, pointing to the speaker's mouth while labeling a novel object impaired performance, likely because it distracted participants from the target object...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339446/pulsed-radiofrequency-ablation-of-pudendal-nerve-for-treatment-of-a-case-of-refractory-pelvic-pain
#20
Vadim Petrov-Kondratov, Avneesh Chhabra, Stephanie Jones
Pudendal neuralgia (PN) is a result of pudendal nerve entrapment or injury, also called "Alcock syndrome." Pain that develops is often chronic, and at times debilitating. If conservative measures fail, invasive treatment modalities can be considered. The goal of this case report is to add to a small body of literature that a pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) ablation can be effectively used to treat PN and to show that high resolution MR neurography imaging can be used to detect pudendal neuropathy. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 51-year-old woman with 5 years of worsening right groin and vulva pain...
March 2017: Pain Physician
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