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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078382/timing-and-mode-of-delivery-in-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-heart-disease-an-analysis-of-practices-within-the-university-of-california-fetal-consortium-ucfc
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Shabnam Peyvandi, Tina Ahn Thu Thi Nguyen, Myriam Almeida-Jones, Nina Boe, Laila Rhee, Tracy Anton, Mark Sklansky, Maryam Tarsa, Gary Satou, Anita J Moon-Grady
Prenatal diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with decreased morbidity. It is also associated with lower birth weights and earlier gestational age at delivery. The University of California Fetal Consortium (UCfC) comprises five tertiary medical centers, and was created to define treatment practices. We utilized this consortium to assess delivery patterns and outcomes in subjects with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of CHD. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on maternal-neonatal pairs diagnosed with complex CHD prenatally (n = 186) and postnatally (n = 110) from 2011 to 2013...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076991/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-does-prenatal-care-affect-outcomes-suggested-running-head-treatment-of-t2dm-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Allison J Allen, Jonathan M Snowden, Bernard Lau, Yvonne Cheng, Aaron B Caughey
OBJECTIVE: To determine if prenatal care affects adverse perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study of pregnant women with pregestational diabetes mellitus pregnancies in the state of California between 1997 and 2006, using vital statistics data linked to birth certificates. Women were stratified by time of presentation to care and we compared those who presented in the first trimester, third trimester, and those who had no prenatal care prior to delivery...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076583/-social-factors-associated-with-use-of-prenatal-care-in-ecuador
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Amaya Sánchez-Gómez, William Cevallos, Mario J Grijalva, Luis C Silva-Ayçaguer, Susana Tamayo, Jerry O Jacobson, Jaime A Costales, Rodrigo Jiménez-Garcia, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Suzanne Serruya, Celia Riera
Objectives: Prenatal care is a pillar of public health, enabling access to interventions including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. This paper describes social factors related to use of prenatal care in Ecuador. Methods: In 2011 and 2012, participant clinical history and interview information was analyzed from a national probability sample of 5 998 women presenting for delivery or miscarriage services in 15 healthcare facilities in Ecuador, to estimate prevalence of HIV, syphilis, and Chagas disease, and prenatal care coverage...
November 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070250/effect-of-consultation-and-educating-in-preparation-classes-for-delivery-on-pregnancy-consequences-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Simin Karimi, Farideh Kazemi, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Fatemeh Shobeiri, Ghodratollah Roshanaei
BACKGROUND: Care during pregnancy and performing consultation for delivery preparation play an important role in improving pregnant women's knowledge. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of consultation and instruction in the preparation classes for delivery on pregnancy consequences, including choosing the type of delivery, the performed type of delivery, and infant's weight. METHODS: This study was conducted in 2015 on 170 pregnant women who had been referred to the prenatal clinic in Hamedan...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061039/long-term-breastfeeding-in-african-american-mothers
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Tyra Toston Gross, Marsha Davis, Alex K Anderson, Jori Hall, Karen Hilyard
BACKGROUND: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.1% of African American infants are breastfed at 6 months. However, few studies have explored the breastfeeding experiences of African American women who successfully breastfeed to 6 months or longer durations. Research aim: The goal of this qualitative study was to explore the long-term breastfeeding experiences of low-income African American women using the positive deviance approach. METHODS: African American women with breastfeeding experience were recruited through Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) breastfeeding peer counselors...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058505/a-randomized-controlled-trial-effects-of-a-prenatal-depression-intervention-on-perinatal-outcomes-among-chinese-high-risk-pregnant-women-with-medically-defined-complications
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Ying Zhao, Michelle L Munro-Kramer, Shenxun Shi, Jing Wang, Jianfeng Luo
: Prenatal psychosocial health has been linked with health behaviors, maternal health, and birth outcomes. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the effects of a prenatal depression intervention on birth outcomes and maternal physical and psychological status at 42 days postpartum. Three hundred fifty-two high-risk pregnant women exposed to obstetric complications with an Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) ≥ 9 or a Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) ≥ 60 were randomly assigned to the intervention group (n = 176) and control group (n = 176)...
January 5, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053673/diagnostic-protocol-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm-iadpsg-ada-2011-influence-on-the-occurrence-of-gdm-and-mild-gestational-hyperglycemia-mgh-and-on-the-perinatal-outcomes
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Mariana Pinto Sirimarco, Helena Maciel Guerra, Eduardo Guimarães Lisboa, Joice Monalisa Vernini, Bianca Nicolosi Cassetari, Roberto Antonio de Araujo Costa, Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge, Iracema de Mattos Paranhos Calderon
BACKGROUND: In August 2011, the Specialized Center for Diabetes and Pregnancy of the Botucatu Medical School/Unesp adopted a new diagnostic protocol for gestational diabetes mellitus, recommended by the American Diabetes Association and the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group. The glycemic profile was evaluated using the 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) used to diagnose mild gestational hyperglycemia, recognized and treated in our department as gestational diabetes mellitus...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041927/achieving-higher-value-obstetrical-care
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Victoria G Woo, Tiffany Lundeen, Sierra Matula, Arnold Milstein
Obstetrical care in the United States is unnecessarily costly. Birth is one of the most common reasons for healthcare utilization in the US and one of the top expenditures for payers every year. However, compared to other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, the US spends substantially more money per birth without better outcomes. Our team at the Clinical Excellence Research Center, a center focused on improving value in healthcare, spent a year studying ways in which obstetrical care in the US can deliver better outcomes at a lower cost...
December 29, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005277/health-related-quality-of-life-and-psychological-wellbeing-in-adults-with-differences-of-sex-development-dsd
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Elena Bennecke, Ute Thyen, Annette Grüters, Anke Lux, Birgit Köhler
OBJECTIVE: Rare congenital conditions with incongruence of chromosomal, gonadal, and phenotypic sex have been classified as Differences/ Disorders of Sex Development (DSD). Included in DSD are conditions with diverse genetic aetiology, varying levels of prenatal androgen effects, phenotypes, and subsequently, different medical treatments. Quality of life (QoL) and psychological wellbeing are indicators of successful psychosocial adaptation to the conditions. We sought to investigate the HRQOL and psychological wellbeing in this population...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002291/group-prenatal-care-compared-with-traditional-prenatal-care-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Douglas W Laube, Arthur James, Margie Rickell, Margherita E Rickell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002290/group-prenatal-care-compared-with-traditional-prenatal-care-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jeannette Ickovics, Jessica Lewis, Trace Kershaw, Urania Magriples
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992943/hyperechogenic-bowel-etiologies-management-and-outcome-according-to-gestational-age-at-diagnosis-in-279-consecutive-cases-in-a-single-center
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Vincenzo Davide Catania, Alessandra Taddei, Marcella Pellegrino, Erika Adalgisa De Marco, Laura Merli, Carlo Manzoni, Lorenzo Nanni, Lucia Masini
Introduction The aim of the study was to investigate perinatal outcome of fetuses with hyperechogenic bowel (HB) in relation to gestational age at diagnosis. Materials and Methods This is a retrospective observational study of fetal HB cases from 2002 to 2012. Patients were divided into three groups according to trimester at diagnosis. For each group, data from fetal ultrasound examination, fetal medicine investigations, intrapartum cares, and neonatal outcome were obtained. Results A diagnosis of HB was made in 279 fetuses among them 17 (6%) during the first trimester, 186 (67%) during the second trimester, and 75 (27%) during the third trimester...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988822/promoting-improved-social-support-and-quality-of-life-with-the-centeringpregnancy-%C3%A2-group-model-of-prenatal-care
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Sung Y Chae, Mark H Chae, Sridevi Kandula, Robin O Winter
This prospective cohort study compared women participating in CenteringPregnancy® group prenatal care (N = 120) with those in standard individual care (N = 221) to determine if participation in Centering was associated with improvements in perceived social support and quality of life, with concomitant decreases in screens of postpartum depression and improvements in breastfeeding rates. Participants completed surveys at the onset of prenatal care, in the late third trimester and in the postpartum period...
December 17, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977853/termination-of-pregnancy-due-to-renal-tract-abnormalities-survey-of-97-fetuses-from-a-single-medical-center
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Yaakov Melcer, Gaby Kaplan, Ido Ben-Ami, Hilla Bahat, Amos Neeman, Narine Galoyan, Ron Maymon
OBJECTIVE: To assess the spectrum of fetal renal tract abnormalities as a major finding leading to termination of pregnancy (TOP). METHOD: The study population included all pregnant women with singleton pregnancy that underwent TOP in our institute because of fetal renal tract indications between 1998 and 2015. We specifically excluded TOPs performed due to multiple pregnancies, multi system defects, abnormal karyotype and chromosomal or genetic defect not related to renal tract abnormalities...
December 15, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969033/the-effects-of-antenatal-education-on-fear-of-childbirth-maternal-self-efficacy-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-symptoms-following-childbirth-an-experimental-study
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Gözde Gökçe İsbir, Figen İnci, Hatice Önal, Pelin Dıkmen Yıldız
BACKGROUND: Fear of birth and low childbirth self-efficacy is predictive of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following childbirth. The efficacy of antenatal education classes on fear of birth and childbirth self-efficacy has been supported; however, the effectiveness of antenatal classes on post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms after childbirth has received relatively little research attention. PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of antenatal education on fear of childbirth, maternal self-efficacy and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following childbirth...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965185/risk-factors-for-low-birth-weight-in-lubumbashi-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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P M Ilunga, O Mukuku, P M Mawaw, A M Mutombo, T K Lubala, M Shongo Ya Pongombo, P Kakudji Luhete, S O Wembonyama, A Mutombo Kabamba, O Luboya Numbi
The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with low birth weight (LBW) in the city of Lubumbashi (DR Congo). This case-control study of singleton births took place from July to December 2014 in 3 referral maternity units in Lubumbashi. The mothers' social and demographic characteristics and medical and obstetric history, especially during this pregnancy, as well as the newborns' sex were compared between the case group (< 2500 g) and the control group. The usual statistics and logistic regression were used to analyze the results...
December 12, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936083/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-cluster-randomized-prenatal-lifestyle-counseling-trial-a-seven-year-follow-up
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Päivi Kolu, Jani Raitanen, Jatta Puhkala, Pipsa Tuominen, Pauliina Husu, Riitta Luoto
There is a link between the pregnancy and its long-term influence on health and susceptibility to future chronic disease both in mother and offspring. The objective was to determine whether individual counseling on physical activity and diet and weight gain at five antenatal visits can prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and overweight or improve glycemic parameters, among all at-risk-mothers and their children. Another objective was to evaluate whether gestational lifestyle intervention was cost-effective as measured with mother's sickness absence and quality-adjusted life years (QALY)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916508/development-of-gestation-specific-reference-intervals-for-thyroid-hormones-in-normal-pregnant-northeast-chinese-women-what-is-the-rational-division-of-gestation-stages-for-establishing-reference-intervals-for-pregnancy-women
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Jianhua Liu, Xiaojun Yu, Meng Xia, Hong Cai, Guixue Cheng, Lina Wu, Qiang Li, Ying Zhang, Mengyuan Sheng, Yong Liu, Xiaosong Qin
BACKGROUND: A laboratory- and region-specific trimester-related reference interval for thyroid hormone assessment of pregnant women was recommended. Whether the division by trimester is suitable requires verification. Here, we tried to establish appropriate reference intervals of thyroid-related hormones and antibodies for normal pregnant women in Northeast China. METHODS: A total of 947 pregnant women who underwent routine prenatal care were grouped via two methods...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916067/-the-value-of-fasting-plasma-glucose-and-lipid-profiles-between-7-and-15-gestational-weeks-in-the-prediction-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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M Zhao, G H Li
Objective: To explore the value of using fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and lipid profiles between 7 and 15 gestational weeks to predict gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Methods: The medical records of 2 138 pregnant women who had prenatal care in Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital from August 2011 to February 2012 were analyzed retrospectively. According to results of the oral glucose tolerance tests, women were devided into the GDM group (n=240) and the normal group (n=1 898). Maternal characteristics, FPG and lipid levels between 7 and 15 gestational weeks were compared between the two groups...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907983/north-korean-refugee-doctors-preliminary-examination-scores
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Sung Uk Chae, Jeong Hee Yang, Joon Seop Hyun, June Hee Kim, Seok Hoon Kang
PURPOSE: Although there have been studies emphasizing the re-education of North Korean (NK) doctors for post-unification of the Korean Peninsula, study on the content and scope of such re-education has yet to be conducted. Researchers intended to set the content and scope of re-education by a comparative analysis for the scores of the preliminary examination, which is comparable to the Korean Medical Licensing Examination (KMLE). METHODS: The scores of the first and second preliminary exams were analyzed by subject using the Wilcoxon signed rank test...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
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