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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530086/-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean-in-twin-gestations-does-it-increase-maternal-or-neonatal-complications
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Hagit Diamant, Rania Okby, Majdi Imterat, Ruslan Sergienko, Eyal Sheiner
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the rate, success and pregnancy outcome following a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) in twin gestations. Study design: A retrospective study including all twin pregnancies with a single prior cesarean delivery between the years 2006 to 2011 was performed. Women with medical indications for cesarean delivery (CD) were excluded. Maternal and neonatal outcomes were compared between women who delivered by CD to those who underwent TOLAC. Stratified analysis using a multiple logistic regression model was performed to control for confounders...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526452/gestational-age-at-initiation-of-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-and-recurrent-preterm-birth
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Angela Ning, Catherine J Vladutiu, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, William H Goodnight, Tracy A Manuck
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in non-anomalous neonates in the US. Women with a previous early spontaneous PTB are at highest risk for recurrence. Weekly intramuscular 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) reduces the risk of recurrent prematurity. Though current guidelines recommend 17-OHPC initiation between 16-20 weeks', in clinical practice, 17-OHPC is started across a spectrum of gestational ages. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the gestational age at 17-OHPC initiation and recurrent PTB among women a prior spontaneous PTB 16-28 weeks' gestation...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526451/inter-delivery-weight-gain-and-risk-of-cesarean-delivery-following-a-prior-vaginal-delivery
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Annie M Dude, Abbi D Lane-Cordova, William A Grobman
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1/3 of all deliveries in the United States are via cesarean. Previous research indicates weight gain during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of cesarean delivery. It remains unclear, however, whether and to what degree weight gain between deliveries (i.e., inter-delivery weight gain) is associated with cesarean delivery in a subsequent pregnancy following a vaginal delivery. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether inter-delivery weight gain is associated with an increased risk of intrapartum cesarean delivery following a vaginal delivery...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526027/description-of-inter-institutional-referrals-after-admission-for-labor-and-delivery-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study-in-rural-maharashtra-india
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Archana B Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Yamini V Pusdekar, Patricia L Hibberd
BACKGROUND: In 2008, the Indian government introduced financial assistance to encourage health facility deliveries. Facility births have increased, but maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality have not decreased raising questions about the quality of care provided in facilities and access to a quality referral system. We evaluated the potential role of inter-institutional transfers of women admitted for labor and delivery on adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in an ongoing prospective, population-based Maternal and Newborn Health Registry in Central India...
May 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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/28506226/institutional-delivery-service-utilization-and-associated-factors-among-women-of-reproductive-age-in-the-mobile-pastoral-community-of-the-liban-district-in-guji-zone-oromia-southern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Wako Golicha Wako, Dejene Hailu Kassa
BACKGROUND: Globally, an estimated 289,000 maternal deaths occurred in 2013. Majority of these deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Mobility of pastoralists is a well-recognized survival strategy in arid and semi-arid land of sub-Saharan Africa. However governments often encourage settlement as a solution to the difficulty of providing health services for mobile pastoralists. This study aimed to assess utilization of institutional delivery and associated factors among women of reproductive age in the mobile pastoral community of the Liban District in Guji zone, Oromia, Ethiopia...
May 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504863/diagnostic-accuracy-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-intrapartum-detection-of-group-b-streptococcus-colonization
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Rikke Bek Helmig, Jan Berg Gertsen
Many pregnant women are treated with antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission of group B Streptococcus (GBS, Streptococcus agalactiae) to their baby during the passage of the birth canal, and thus reducing the risk of serious infection of the newborn. Methods for intrapartum testing for GBS has been introduced to select women for whom intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis should be offered. For such an intrapartum test to be useful in clinical practice, it has to be specific as well as sensitive. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the accuracy of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay compared to an optimized culture method for GBS MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the period from 12...
May 15, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503319/an-unexpected-delivery-pregnancy-experience-of-a-paraplegic-lady
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Nadia M Mustafah, Noriani A Bakar, Aishah A Fauzi, Norhayati Hussein
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury (SCI) has increased over the years, and so has the survival. Women with SCI remain fertile and have equal chance of pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: We described a case of a 29-year-old lady with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) resultant with paraplegia in 2008, who conceived naturally 2 years after the injury. She only had her antenatal check-up at a low-risk antenatal center throughout her pregnancy and was not referred to specialized obstetric care...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498626/risk-of-labor-dystocia-increases-with-maternal-age-irrespective-of-parity-a-population-based-register-study
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Ulla Waldenström, Cecilia Ekéus
Advanced maternal age is associated with labor dystocia (LD) in nulliparous women. This study investigates the age-related risk of LD in first, second and third births MATERIAL AND METHODS: All live singleton cephalic births at term (≥37 gestational weeks) recorded in the Swedish Medical Birth Register from1999 to 2011, except elective cesarean sections and fourth births and more, in total 998 675 pregnancies, were included in the study. LD was defined by ICD10 codes (O620, O621, O622, O629, O630, O631, and O639)...
May 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479288/a-randomized-trial-of-foley-bulb-for-labor-induction-in%C3%A2-premature-rupture-of-membranes-in-nulliparas-flip
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Jennifer M H Amorosa, Joanne Stone, Stephanie H Factor, Whitney Booker, Meredith Newland, Angela Bianco
BACKGROUND: In premature rupture of membranes (PROM), the risk of chorioamnionitis increases with increasing duration of membrane rupture. Decreasing the time from PROM to delivery is associated with lower rates of maternal infection. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests that all women with PROM who do not have a contraindication to vaginal delivery have their labor induced instead of being managed expectantly. Although the use of oxytocin for labor induction has been demonstrated to decrease the time to delivery compared with expectant management, no studies have evaluated the effectiveness of cervical ripening with a Foley bulb to additionally decrease the time to delivery...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471964/prenatal-perinatal-and-postnatal-factors-associated-with-autism-a-meta-analysis
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Chengzhong Wang, Hua Geng, Weidong Liu, Guiqin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate the prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal risk factors for children autism. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science were used to search for studies that examined the prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal risk factors for children autism. A fixed-effects model or random-effects model was used to pool the overall effect estimates. RESULTS: Data from 37,634 autistic children and 12,081,416 nonautistic children enrolled in 17 studies were collated...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467617/mode-of-first-delivery-and-severe-maternal-complications-in-the-subsequent-pregnancy
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Lotte B Colmorn, Lone Krebs, Kari Klungsøyr, Maija Jakobsson, Anna-Maija Tapper, Mika Gissler, Pelle G Lindqvist, Karin Källen, Karin Gottvall, Per E Bordahl, Ragnheiður I Bjarnadóttir, Jens Langhoff-Roos
INTRODUCTION: Severe obstetric complications increase by the number of previous cesarean deliveries. In the Nordic countries most women have two children. We present the risk of severe obstetric complications at the delivery following a first elective or emergency cesarean and the risk by intended mode of second delivery. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A two-year population-based data-collection of severe maternal complications in women with two deliveries in the Nordic countries (n=213 518)...
May 3, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464510/perceptions-and-experiences-of-women-seeking-treatment-for-obstetric-fistula
#13
Shalini Singh, Tushita Thakur, Nomita Chandhiok, Manish Kumar Singh, Balwan Singh Dhillon
OBJECTIVE: To understand patients' perspectives on the causative factors and preventive measures of obstetric fistula; and the effect of fistula on the victims' psycho-social, sexual, and economic well being. METHODS: A questionnaire-based interview of 215 women with obstetric fistula admitted for treatment in 17 hospitals in India was carried out during 2010-2011. Responses of participants from poor, medium, and better performing states were categorized into pre-coded themes and compared...
May 2, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464342/labor-after-cesarean-delivery-managed-without-induction-or-augmentation-of-labor
#14
Kohei Nakamura, Shusaku Hayashi, Jun Sasahara, Yoko Okamoto, Keisuke Ishii, Nobuaki Mitsuda
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to describe the perinatal outcomes of women opting for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) managed without induction or augmentation of labor. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of candidates for VBAC at a tertiary center in Japan from April 2003 to March 2012. Women with singleton gestations and one prior low-transverse cesarean delivery who intended VBAC at 36 weeks of gestation were identified as candidates for VBAC and included in the study...
May 2, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464319/birth-outcomes-for-women-using-free-standing-birth-centers-in-south-auckland-new-zealand
#15
David John Bailey
BACKGROUND: This study investigates maternal and perinatal outcomes for women with low-risk pregnancies laboring in free-standing birth centers compared with laboring in a hospital maternity unit in a large New Zealand health district. METHODS: The study used observational data from 47 381 births to women with low-risk pregnancies in South Auckland maternity facilities 2003-2010. Adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals were calculated for instrumental delivery, cesarean section, blood transfusion, neonatal unit admission, and perinatal mortality...
May 2, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462873/maternal-obesity-and-obstetric-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Gitana Ramonienė, Laima Maleckienė, Rūta Jolanta Nadišauskienė, Eglė Bartusevičienė, Dalia Regina Railaitė, Regina Mačiulevičienė, Almantas Maleckas
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Obese women are at an increased risk of various adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of obesity on maternal and neonatal outcomes in a tertiary referral center and to compare obstetric outcomes by the level of maternal obesity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort study included 3247 women with singleton gestations who gave birth at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, in 2010...
April 19, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461875/long-term-effect-of-vaginal-delivery-and-cesarean-section-on-female-sexual-function-in-primipara-mothers
#17
Fereshteh Ghorat, Reza Jafarzadeh Esfehani, Masoumeh Sharifzadeh, Yaser Tabarraei, Shima Sadat Aghahosseini
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy and birth giving are two of the most important and common effective factors influencing female sexual function. Sexual dysfunction can affect women's quality of life and marriage. This research tried to determine the relation between labor type and long term sexual function in primipara women of Sabzevar, Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place in Sabzevar healthcare system in 2014. Study population was chosen by random sampling from every primipara woman who had delivered 2 years ago, in Sabzevar Hospitals...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455080/the-maternal-childbirth-experience-more-than-a-decade-after-delivery
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Carla M Bossano, Kelly M Townsend, Alexandra C Walton, Joan L Blomquist, Victoria L Handa
BACKGROUND: Maternal satisfaction with the birth experience is multidimensional and influenced by many factors, including mode of delivery. To date, few studies have investigated maternal satisfaction outside of the immediate postpartum period. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether differences in satisfaction based on mode of delivery are observed more than a decade after delivery. STUDY DESIGN: This was a planned, supplementary analysis of data collected for the Mothers' Outcomes after Delivery (MOAD) study, a longitudinal cohort study of pelvic floor disorders in parous women and their association with mode of delivery...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450789/body-after-baby-a-pilot-survey-of-genital-body-image-and-sexual-esteem-following-vaginal-birth
#19
Ruth Zielinski, Lisa Kane Low, Abigail R Smith, Janis M Miller
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine acceptability of the Vaginal Changes Sexual and Body Esteem (VSBE) scale for women post childbirth and explore the association between childbirth events and sexual/body esteem. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study within the Evaluating Maternal Recovery from Labor and Delivery study. SETTING: This study was conducted in a community setting. POPULATION: The study was conducted in women post first vaginal birth with birth events that posed risk factors for levator ani muscle tears...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448801/the-placental-factor-in-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-twin-vs-singleton-pregnancies
#20
Eran Weiner, Ann Dekalo, Ohad Feldstein, Elad Barber, Letizia Schreiber, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo
OBJECTIVE: The association between infection and inflammatory response in singleton preterm birth (PTB) is well established, yet, less is known about PTB in twins. We aimed to compare the placental component and pregnancy outcome in pregnancies complicated with PTB of singletons vs. twin deliveries. We hypothesized that due to different underlying mechanisms, placental inflammatory lesions will be more prevalent in placentas derived from singleton pregnancies than twins. STUDY DESIGN: Labor characteristics, neonatal outcome and placental histopathology reports of spontaneous PTB at 24-33(6)/7 weeks, from 1/2008-12/2015, were reviewed...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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