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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645121/effect-of-obesity-on-gestational-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Sônia Regina Cabral Madi, Rosa Maria Rahmi Garcia, Vandrea Carla de Souza, Renato Luís Rombaldi, Breno Fauth de Araújo, José Mauro Madi
Purpose To assess the impact of pre-pregnancy obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 30 kg/m(2)) on the gestational and perinatal outcomes. Methods Retrospective cohort study of 731 pregnant women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2) at the first prenatal care visit, comparing them with 3,161 women with a BMI between 18.5 kg/m(2) and 24.9 kg/m(2). Maternal and neonatal variables were assessed. Statistical analyses reporting the demographic features of the pregnant women (obese and normal) were performed with descriptive statistics followed by two-sided independent Student's t tests for the continuous variables, and the chi-squared (χ(2)) test, or Fisher's exact test, for the categorical variables...
June 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635536/women-s-experiences-with-vaginal-examinations-during-labor-in-the-netherlands
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Hannah W de Klerk, Elise Boere, Rik H van Lunsen, Jannet J H Bakker
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal digital examination (VE) is a routine medical procedure during labor to assess the start and progression of labor. This study explores women's experiences with VE's during labor in the Netherlands. METHODS: An exploratory anonymous online survey was distributed among Dutch women who underwent a trial of labor and gave birth to a living term child in the previous six months. Unadjusted odds ratios are calculated to establish associations between women's characteristics and reporting a negative experience with VE's...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633864/perinatal-group-b-streptococcal-infections-virulence-factors-immunity-and-prevention-strategies
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Jay Vornhagen, Kristina M Adams Waldorf, Lakshmi Rajagopal
Group B streptococcus (GBS) or Streptococcus agalactiae is a β-hemolytic, Gram-positive bacterium that is a leading cause of neonatal infections. GBS commonly colonizes the lower gastrointestinal and genital tracts and, during pregnancy, neonates are at risk of infection. Although intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis during labor and delivery has decreased the incidence of early-onset neonatal infection, these measures do not prevent ascending infection that can occur earlier in pregnancy leading to preterm births, stillbirths, or late-onset neonatal infections...
June 17, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630744/maternal-predictors-of-neonatal-outcomes-after-emergency-cesarean-section-a-retrospective-study-in-three-rural-district-hospitals-in-rwanda
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Naome Nyirahabimana, Christine Minani Ufashingabire, Yihan Lin, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Robert Riviello, Jackline Odhiambo, Joel Mubiligi, Martin Macharia, Stephen Rulisa, Illuminee Uwicyeza, Patient Ngamije, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Theoneste Nkurunziza
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, neonatal mortality post-cesarean delivery is higher than the global average. In this region, most emergency cesarean sections are performed at district hospitals. This study assesses maternal predictors for poor neonatal outcomes post-emergency cesarean delivery in three rural district hospitals in Rwanda. METHODS: This retrospective study includes a random sample of 441 neonates from Butaro, Kirehe and Rwinkwavu District Hospitals, born between 01 January and 31 December 2015...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629332/an-exploratory-study-of-men-s-companionship-perceptions-and-experiences-during-pregnancy-and-delivery-in-uganda
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H Lwanga, L Atuyambe, H Sempewo, A Lumala, R N B Byaruhanga
BACKGROUND: Globally, low involvement of men in maternal health care services remains a problem to health care providers and policy makers. Men's support is essential for making women's world better. There are increasing debates among policymakers and researchers on the role of men in maternal health programs, which is a challenge in patriarchal societies like Uganda. The aim of the study was to assess companionship during delivery; men's perception and experiences during pregnancy and delivery...
June 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629273/the-association-between-maternal-race-and-adverse-outcomes-in-twin-pregnancies-with-similar-healthcare-access
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Marti D Soffer, Mariam Naqvi, Stephanie Melka, Aren Gottlieb, Julie Romero, Nathan S Fox
OBJECTIVE: To compare twin pregnancy outcomes between white and nonwhite women with similar access to healthcare. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all twin pregnancies delivered by a single maternal-fetal medicine practice from 2005-2016. All patients had private health insurance and equal access to physician care. Outcomes were compared between white and nonwhite women using logistic regression to adjust for differences at baseline. RESULTS: Of the 858 women included, 730 (85...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629245/obstetric-risk-factors-for-poor-neonatal-adaptation-at-birth
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Francesca Crovetto, Monica Fumagalli, Agnese De Carli, Giulia Maria Baffero, Silvia Nozza, Francesca Dessimone, Patrizia Vergani, Luigi Fedele, Fabio Mosca, Barbara Acaia
PURPOSE: To identify obstetric risk factors of delivering a neonate with poor neonatal adaptation at birth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nested-case control study. Poor neonatal adaptation was defined for presence of at least: umbilical cord artery pH < 7.10, base deficit ≥ 12 mmol/L, Apgar score at 1' ≤ 5. Controls were selected from the same population and matched with cases. The association between clinical parameters and poor neonatal adaptation was analyzed by logistic regression...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625444/nitrous-oxide-for-labor-analgesia-utilization-and-predictors-of-conversion-to-neuraxial-analgesia
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Caitlin D Sutton, Alexander J Butwick, Edward T Riley, Brendan Carvalho
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examined the characteristics of women who choose nitrous oxide for labor analgesia and identified factors that predict conversion from nitrous oxide to labor neuraxial analgesia. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study. SETTING: Labor and Delivery Ward. PATIENTS: 146 pregnant women who used nitrous oxide for analgesia during labor and delivery between September 2014 and September 2015. INTERVENTIONS: Chart review only...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622143/epidural-analgesia-at-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean-tolac-a-significant-adjunct-to-successful-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-vbac
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Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Maayan Bas-Lando, Lior Drukker, Fred Haouzi, Rivka Farkash, Arnon Samueloff, Alexander Ioscovich
INTRODUCTION: Epidural analgesia has been considered a risk factor for labor dystocia at trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) and uterine rupture. We evaluated the association between exposure to epidural during TOLAC and mode of delivery and maternal-neonatal outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single center retrospective study of women that consented to TOLAC within a strict protocol between 2006 and 2013. Epidural "users" were compared to "non-users". Primary outcome was the mode of delivery: repeat in-labor cesarean or vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599396/five-years-experience-in-an-anesthesiology-antenatal-clinic-for-high-risk-patients
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Daniel Shatalin, Yaacov Gozal, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Alexander Ioscovich
INTRODUCTION: The aim, of this study is to describe our approach and outcomes in an outpatient anesthesia/analgesia antepartum clinic among ambulatory high-risk obstetric patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective evaluation of the activity of the anesthesiology antenatal clinic from its inception in 2010 until 2016 (a 5-year period). The clinic works in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The catchment area of the study University Affiliated Hospital attends a multiethnic population characterized by high parity...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595292/neonatal-outcomes-associated-with-placental-abruption
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Katheryne L Downes, Edmond D Shenassa, Katherine L Grantz
Placental abruption, early separation of the placenta, is associated with preterm birth and perinatal mortality, but associations with other neonatal morbidities remains under-studied. We examined the association between abruption and newborn outcomes. We analyzed n = 223,341 singleton deliveries from the Consortium on Safe Labor Study, a retrospective, multi-site, observational study (2002-2008) of electronic medical records in the U.S. Adjusted relative risks (RR), incident ratio ratios and 99% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594070/labor-delivery-and-anesthesia-experiences-of-women-with-physical-disability
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Suzanne C Smeltzer, Amy J Wint, Jeffrey L Ecker, Lisa I Iezzoni
BACKGROUND: Although many women with physical disabilities report poor quality reproductive health care, little research has addressed labor, delivery, and anesthesia experiences of these women. This study was conducted to explore these experiences in women with significant mobility disabilities. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive study was conducted with 22 women from the United States who had delivered newborns within the prior 10 years. All had significant mobility disabilities...
June 8, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591495/-risk-factors-associated-with-preterm-birth-in-a-second-level-hospital
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Beatriz Escobar-Padilla, Limberg Darinel Gordillo-Lara, Horacio Martínez-Puon
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is one of the biggest problems in obstetrics and gynecology, given that it has an incidence of 10-11%. The objective was to identify the risk factors associated with a preterm birth. METHODS: A retrospective, observational, transversal and analytic case-control study was made. All premature birth incidences were determined as study objects and controls were integrated with term deliveries. A sample size of 344 patients with a control per case was calculated...
July 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578168/neonatal-outcomes-in-fetuses-with-cardiac-anomalies-and-the-impact-of-delivery-route
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Laura I Parikh, Katherine L Grantz, Sara N Iqbal, Chun-Chih Huang, Helain J Landy, Melissa H Fries, Uma M Reddy
BACKGROUND: Congenital fetal cardiac anomalies compromise the most common group of fetal structural anomalies. Several previous reports analyzed all types of fetal cardiac anomalies together without individualized neonatal morbidity outcomes based on cardiac defect. Mode of delivery in cases of fetal cardiac anomalies varies greatly as optimal mode of delivery in these complex cases is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine rates of neonatal outcomes for fetal cardiac anomalies and examine the role of attempted route of delivery on neonatal morbidity...
May 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578151/an-updated-assessment-of-postpartum-sterilization-fulfillment-after-vaginal-delivery
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Kristen K Wolfe, Machelle D Wilson, Melody Y Hou, Mitchell D Creinin
OBJECTIVE: To describe sterilization completion rates after vaginal delivery and indications for unfulfilled procedures. STUDY DESIGN: We used labor and delivery operating room and delivery logs to identify all women over 20years of age with a completed live vaginal birth beyond 24weeks gestation over a 33-month period (March 1, 2012 to November 30, 2014). We reviewed the electronic medical records of all of these patients, and identified those who requested a sterilization procedure as indicated in a physician's admission note or antenatal record...
May 31, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573941/neonatal-outcomes-following-a-trial-of-labor-after-caesarean-delivery-a-population-based-study
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Charles Edward Litwin, Nicholas Czuzoj-Shulman, Andrew Zakhari, Haim Arie Abenhaim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the neonatal effects of trial of labor after Caesarean (TOLAC) births. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population-based cohort study using the CDC's Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Public Use File (2011-2013) on women with a live singleton pregnancy and prior Caesarean delivery. Multivariate logistic regression compared neonatal outcomes between women who underwent a TOLAC with women who did not. Secondary analysis compared outcomes of birth with uterine rupture to those without...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570658/estimation-of-preterm-labor-immediacy-by-nonlinear-methods
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Iker Malaina, Luis Martinez, Roberto Matorras, Carlos Bringas, Larraitz Aranburu, Luis Fernández-Llebrez, Leire Gonzalez, Itziar Arana, Martín-Blas Pérez, Ildefonso Martínez de la Fuente
Preterm delivery affects about one tenth of human births and is associated with an increased perinatal morbimortality as well as with remarkable costs. Even if there are a number of predictors and markers of preterm delivery, none of them has a high accuracy. In order to find quantitative indicators of the immediacy of labor, 142 cardiotocographies (CTG) recorded from women consulting because of suspected threatened premature delivery with gestational ages comprehended between 24 and 35 weeks were collected and analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557724/implementation-of-helping-babies-breathe-a-3-year-experience-in-tanzania
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Lauren Arlington, Allan Kaijunga Kairuki, Kahabi G Isangula, Robson A Meda, Erica Thomas, Akwila Temu, Victor Mponzi, Dunstan Bishanga, Georgina Msemo, Mary Azayo, Brett D Nelson
OBJECTIVES: This first-ever country-level study assesses the implementation of the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) program in 15 of Tanzania's mainland regions by measuring coverage, adoption and retention of provider skills, acceptability among providers, and barriers and challenges to at-scale implementation. METHODS: Longitudinal facility-level follow-up visits assessed provider resuscitation knowledge and skills in using objective structured clinical examinations and readiness of facilities to resuscitate newborns, in terms of birth attendants trained and essential equipment available and functional...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553148/severe-preeclampsia-and-eclampsia-incidence-complications-and-perinatal-outcomes-at-a-low-resource-setting-mpilo-central-hospital-bulawayo-zimbabwe
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Solwayo Ngwenya
BACKGROUND: Severe preeclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and significant proteinuria after 20 weeks gestation. Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia have considerable adverse impacts on maternal, fetal, and neonatal health especially in low-resource countries. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are the third leading cause of maternal deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa. Significant avoidable maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality may result. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed 1) to determine the incidence of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia in a low-resource setting; 2) to determine the maternal complications of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia in a low-resource setting; 3) to determine the perinatal outcomes of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia in a low-resource setting...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549841/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-associated-with-cesarean-section-in-lebanon-a-retrospective-study-based-on-a-sample-of-29-270-women
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Sandy M Zgheib, Mohammad Kacim, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: During the last decades, there has been an alarming and dramatic increase in the number of cesarean births in both developed and undeveloped countries. This increase has not been clinically justified but, nevertheless, has raised an important number of issues. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors associated with the high cesarean section rates in Lebanon. METHODS: This study is based on a sample of 29,270 Lebanese women who were pregnant between 2000 and 2015...
May 23, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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