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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020827/the-frequency-and-clinical-significance-of-intra-amniotic-inflammation-in-twin-pregnancies-with-preterm-labor-and-intact-membranes
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Kyung Joon Oh, Joon-Seok Hong, Roberto Romero, Bo Hyun Yoon
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the frequency and clinical significance of intra-amniotic inflammation in twin pregnancies with preterm labor and intact membranes. STUDY DESIGN: Amniotic fluid (AF) was retrieved from both sacs in 90 twin gestations with preterm labor and intact membranes (gestational age between 20 and 34 6/7 weeks). Preterm labor was defined as the presence of painful regular uterine contractions, with a frequency of at least 2 every 10 min, requiring hospitalization...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016505/implementing-a-systematic-approach-to-reduce-cesarean-birth-rates-in-nulliparous-women
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Amy D Bell, Saju Joy, Susan Gullo, Robert Higgins, Eleanor Stevenson
OBJECTIVE: To implement a systematic approach to safely reduce nulliparous cesarean birth rates. METHODS: This is a quality improvement project at two rural community hospitals and one urban community hospital in North Carolina. These facilities implemented a systematic approach to reduce nulliparous cesarean birth rates, aligning with recommendations developed by the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care: Patient Safety Bundle on the Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016498/clinical-factors-associated-with-presentation-change-of-the-second-twin-after-vaginal-delivery-of-the-first-twin
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Danielle M Panelli, Sarah Rae Easter, Carolina Bibbo, Julian N Robinson, Daniela A Carusi
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical factors associated with a change from vertex to nonvertex presentation in the second twin after vaginal birth of the first. METHODS: We assembled a retrospective cohort of women with viable vertex-vertex twin pregnancies who delivered the presenting twin vaginally. Women whose second twin changed from vertex to nonvertex after vaginal birth of the first were classified as experiencing an intrapartum change in presentation. Characteristics associated with intrapartum presentation change in a univariate analysis with a P value ≤...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016494/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-indicated-preterm-births-based-on-the-intended-mode-of-delivery
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Spencer G Kuper, Rachel A Sievert, Robin Steele, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita, Lorie M Harper
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes in women who underwent induction of labor or planned cesarean delivery in indicated preterm births before 34 weeks of gestation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all indicated singleton preterm births (23-34 weeks of gestation) in a tertiary center from 2011 to 2014. The primary maternal outcome was a composite of early postpartum hemorrhage, blood transfusion, operative complications, postpartum complications, and clinical chorioamnionitis...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016488/pregnancy-outcomes-among-deaf-women-in-washington-state-1987-2012
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Melissa A Schiff, David R Doody, Deborah A Crane, Beth A Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pregnancy and neonatal outcomes among deaf women using population-based vital records data in Washington State from 1987 to 2012. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Washington State birth and fetal death records linked to state hospital discharge records to identify women with diagnosis codes for deafness indicated at their delivery hospitalization and compared them with randomly selected women without these codes...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992892/obstetric-risk-factors-for-depression-during-the-postpartum-period-in-south-korea-a-nationwide-study
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HyunChul Youn, Suji Lee, Sung Won Han, Log Young Kim, Tae-Seon Lee, Min-Jeong Oh, Hyun-Ghang Jeong, Geum Joon Cho
OBJECTIVE: Postpartum depression is related to many adverse effects in both mothers and their children; therefore, proper screening and early interventions are needed. This study aims to identify the risk factors of postpartum depression. Our primary focus is on obstetric risk factors. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional study which we extracted the data of women who gave birth between January 1st, 2010 and December 31st, 2012 from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment service (HIRA) database...
November 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991421/-unknown-title
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Kasey Buckles, Melanie Guldi
Early term birth is defined as birth at 37 or 38 weeks gestation. While infants born early term are not considered premature, the medical literature suggests that they have an increased risk of serious adverse health outcomes compared to infants born at term (39 or 40 weeks). Despite these known harms, we document a rise in early term births in the United States from 1989 to the mid-2000s, followed by a decline in recent years. We posit that the recent decline in early term births has been driven by changes in medical practice advocated by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, programs such as the March of Dimes’ "Worth the Wait" campaign, and by Medicaid policy...
2017: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976078/platelet-indices-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-and-their-relation-with-adverse-neonatal-outcomes
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Betul Dundar, Burcu Dincgez Cakmak, Gulten Ozgen, Fatma Nurgul Tasgoz, Tugberk Guclu, Gokhan Ocakoglu
AIM: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is not only the most common distinguishable cause of preterm delivery, but is also associated with adverse neonatal outcomes. We determined the platelet indices in PPROM cases and evaluated their relationship to adverse neonatal outcomes. METHODS: Fifty patients with PPROM and 50 patients who experienced spontaneous preterm labor at < 37 gestational weeks were evaluated. Complete blood counts, birth weights, Apgar scores, presence of sepsis and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and neonatal intensive care unit admission were recorded...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971027/hospital-trauma-level-s-association-with-outcomes-for-injured-pregnant-women-and-their-neonates-in-washington-state-1995-2012
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John Thomas Distelhorst, Michele A Soltis, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Melissa A Schiff
BACKGROUND: Trauma occurs in 8% of all pregnancies. To date, no studies have evaluated the effect of the hospital's trauma designation level as it relates to birth outcomes for injured pregnant women. METHODS: This population-based, retrospective cohort study evaluated the association between trauma designation levels and injured pregnancy birth outcomes. We linked Washington State Birth and Fetal Death Certificate data and the Washington State Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Recording System...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967604/-neonatal-presentation-of-prader-willi-syndrome-a-report-of-five-cases
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B Richard-De Ceaurriz, C Leymarie, A Godefroy, P Collignon, S Sigaudy, P Truc
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a fingerprint disease caused by the loss of paternally inherited chromosome 15q11.2-q13. In several populations studied, prevalence is estimated to be from 1/10,000 to 1/25,000 births. The disease initially manifests by neonatal hypotonia associated with orality disorders. Secondly, hyperphagia appears with significant obesity and hypogonadism. Motor milestones and language development are delayed, and all individuals have variable degrees of cognitive disability during childhood...
September 26, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965442/the-impact-of-curve-severity-on-obstetric-complications-and-regional-anesthesia-utilization-in-pregnant-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-preliminary-analysis
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Emily W Chan, Stephen R Gannon, Chevis N Shannon, Jeffrey E Martus, Gregory A Mencio, Christopher M Bonfield
OBJECTIVE Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), the most common type of scoliosis, often presents immediately prior to a woman's childbearing years; however, research investigating the impact of AIS on women's health, particularly pregnancy delivery outcomes, is sparse, with existing literature reporting mixed findings. Similarly limited are studies examining the change in scoliotic curve during or after pregnancy. Therefore, this study aims to determine 1) the impact of scoliotic curvature on obstetric complications (preterm births, induction of labor, and urgent/emergency caesarean section delivery), 2) regional anesthetic decision making and success during delivery for these patients, and 3) the effect of pregnancy on curve progression...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961642/comparison-of-the-effects-of-using-physiological-methods-and-accompanying-a-doula-in-deliveries-on-nulliparous-women-s-anxiety-and-pain-a-case-study-in-iran
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Ramin Ravangard, Aliye Basiri, Zahra Sajjadnia, Nasrin Shokrpour
Childbirth is a great moment in a woman's life and is inevitably influenced by emotional, social, and psychological stress. This study aimed to assess the anxiety and pain level of nulliparous women giving birth using physiological methods (without doula support) during labor and those women supported by a doula at Towhid Hospital of Jam, Bushehr, Iran in 2015. In this interventional study, 150 women were randomly assigned to either an intervention (with doula support) or a control group (with no doula support)...
September 28, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958167/age-at-menarche-and-the-risk-of-operative-delivery
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Hsu Phern Chong, J Frederik Frøen, Sylvia Richardson, Benoit Liquet, D Stephen Charnock-Jones, Gordon C S Smith
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate the impact of later menarche on the risk of operative delivery. POPULATION: We studied 38,069 eligible women (first labors at term with a singleton infant in a cephalic presentation) from the Norwegian Mothers and Child Cohort Study. The main exposures were the age at menarche and the duration of the interval between menarche and the first birth. METHODS: Poisson's regression with a robust variance estimator...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939208/discovery-and-characterization-of-human-amniochorionic-membrane-microfractures
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Lauren S Richardson, Gracie Vargas, Tyra Brown, Lorenzo Ochoa, Samantha Sheller-Miller, George R Saade, Robert N Taylor, Ramkumar Menon
This study obtained visual evidence of novel cellular and extracellular matrix level structural alterations in term and preterm human fetal amniochorionic membrane. Amniochorions were collected from term cesarean (not in labor) or vaginal deliveries (labor), preterm premature rupture of the membranes, and spontaneous preterm birth. To determine the effect of oxidative stress on membranes at term or preterm labor, term not in labor samples in an organ explant culture in vitro were exposed to cigarette smoke extract...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938879/development-of-quality-indicators-for-low-risk-labor-care-provided-by-midwives-using-a-rand-modified-delphi-method
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Kayo Ueda, Shosuke Ohtera, Misato Kaso, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: In childbirth, most deliveries are low-risk, defined as spontaneous labor at full term without special high-risk facts or complications, especially in high-resource countries where maternal and perinatal mortality rates are very low. Indeed, the majority of mothers and infants have no serious conditions during labor. However, the quality of care provided is not assured, and performance may vary by birthing facility and provider. The overuse of technology in childbirth in some parts of the world is almost certainly based on assumptions like, "something can go wrong at any minute...
September 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937572/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-periviable-birth
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Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937567/obstetric-care-consensus-no-6-summary-periviable-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Approximately 0.5% of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy, and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40% of infant deaths. A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occurring from 20 0/7 weeks to 25 6/7 weeks of gestation. When delivery is anticipated near the limit of viability, families and health care teams are faced with complex and ethically challenging decisions. Multiple factors have been found to be associated with short-term and long-term outcomes of periviable births in addition to gestational age at birth...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935489/perinatal-complications-in-patients-with-unisutural-craniosynostosis-an-international-multicentre-retrospective-cohort-study
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Martijn J Cornelissen, Madiha Söfteland, Inge Apon, Lars Ladfors, Irene M J Mathijssen, Titia E Cohen-Overbeek, Gouke J Bonsel, Lars Kölby
PURPOSE: Craniosynostosis may lead to hampered fetal head molding and birth complications. To study the interaction between single suture craniosynostosis and delivery complications, an international, multicentre, retrospective cohort study was performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All infants born between 2006 and 2012 in the Netherlands and Sweden with sagittal or metopic suture synostosis were included. All births were included as a reference population. The primary outcome measure was rate of medically assisted labor...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935263/predicting-preterm-birth-cervical-length-and-fetal-fibronectin
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Moeun Son, Emily S Miller
Spontaneous preterm birth remains the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, and accounts for a significant global health burden. Several obstetric strategies to screen for spontaneous preterm delivery, such as cervical length and fetal fibronectin measurement, have emerged. However, the effectiveness of these strategies relies on their ability to accurately predict those pregnancies at increased risk for spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB). Transvaginal cervical shortening is predictive of preterm birth and when coupled with appropriate preterm birth prevention strategies, has been associated with reductions in SPTB in asymptomatic women with a singleton gestation...
September 18, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931404/a-cluster-randomized-trial-to-reduce-major-perinatal-morbidity-among-women-with-one-prior-cesarean-delivery-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-prisma-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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N Chaillet, E Bujold, B Masse, W A Grobman, P Rozenberg, J C Pasquier, A Shorten, M Johri, F Beaudoin, H Abenhaim, S Demers, W Fraser, M Dugas, S Blouin, E Dubé, R Gauthier
BACKGROUND: Rates of cesarean delivery are continuously increasing in industrialized countries, with repeated cesarean accounting for about a third of all cesareans. Women who have undergone a first cesarean are facing a difficult choice for their next pregnancy, i.e.: (1) to plan for a second cesarean delivery, associated with higher risk of maternal complications than vaginal delivery; or (b) to have a trial of labor (TOL) with the aim to achieve a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and to accept a significant, but rare, risk of uterine rupture and its related maternal and neonatal complications...
September 20, 2017: Trials
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