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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664053/labor-onset-oxytocin-use-and-epidural-anesthesia-for-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-section-and-associated-effects-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china-a-retrospective-study
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Shao-Wen Wu, He Dian, Wei-Yuan Zhang
Background: In the mainland of China, the trial of labor after cesarean section is still a relatively new technique. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of labor onset, oxytocin use, and epidural anesthesia on maternal and neonatal outcomes for vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) in a tertiary hospital in China. Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out on 212 VBAC cases between January 2015 and June 2017 in Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661217/barriers-to-access-and-utilization-of-emergency-obstetric-care-at-health-facilities-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Ayele Geleto, Catherine Chojenta, Abdulbasit Mussa, Deborah Loxton
BACKGROUND: Nearly 15% of all pregnancies end in fatal perinatal obstetric complications including bleeding, infections, hypertension, obstructed labor, and complications of abortion. Between 1990 and 2015, an estimated 10.7 million women died due to obstetric complications. Almost all of these deaths (99%) happened in developing countries, and 66% of maternal deaths were attributed to sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of cases of maternal mortalities can be prevented through provision of evidence-based potentially life-saving signal functions of emergency obstetric care...
April 16, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642737/sudden-unexpected-death-in-neonates-a-clinico-pathological-study
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Jeanette A Reyes, Gino R Somers, David A Chiasson
Clinico-pathological studies that focus on sudden unexpected death (SUD) in the neonatal period are rare. The objective of this study was to elucidate the frequency and pathological spectrum of anatomical causes of death (CODs), found in the setting of sudden unexpected death in neonates (SUD-N), and to correlate the COD with premortem circumstantial information. We conducted a detailed review of all autopsy reports on SUD-N cases at our institution from 1997 to 2015. Analyzed clinical data included obstetrical history, postpartum/neonatal medical course, and circumstances surrounding death...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627813/pathways-of-association-between-maternal-haemoglobin-and-stillbirth-path-analysis-of-maternity-data-from-two-hospitals-in-england
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Manisha Nair, Marian Knight, Susan Robinson, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Simon J Stanworth, David Churchill
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanisms that link maternal haemoglobin concentration with stillbirth. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort analysis using anonymised maternity data from two hospitals in England. SETTING: The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. STUDY POPULATION: 12 636 women with singleton pregnancies ≥24 weeks of gestation giving birth in the two hospitals during 2013-2015...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627595/factors-influencing-first-time-fathers-involvement-in-their-wives-pregnancy-and-childbirth-a-correlational-study
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Weilin Lynn Xue, Hong-Gu He, Ying Jie Chua, Wenru Wang, Shefaly Shorey
OBJECTIVE: To examine factors influencing first-time fathers' involvement in their wives' pregnancy and childbirth in Singapore. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational study was conducted in a public tertiary hospital in Singapore. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 182 first-time fathers whose wives were hospitalized at four obstetric wards were recruited from November 2015 to January 2016. MEASUREMENTS: Data were collected by three newly developed and validated instruments, namely Father's Involvement in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Father's Informational and Sources of Support, and Father's Attitude Towards Involvement in Pregnancy and Childbirth, as well as the 16-item Couple Satisfaction Index and Family of Origin Questionnaire...
March 20, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626722/a-qualitative-study-of-nulliparous-women-s-decision-making-on-mode-of-delivery-under-china-s-two-child-policy
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Chunyi Gu, Xinli Zhu, Yan Ding, Setterberg Simone, Xiaojiao Wang, Hua Tao, Yu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore nulliparous women's perceptions of decision making regarding mode of delivery under China's two-child policy. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive design with in-depth semi-structured interviews. SETTING: Postnatal wards at a tertiary specialized women's hospital in Shanghai, China. PARTICIPANTS: 21 nulliparous women 2-3 days postpartum were purposively sampled until data saturation. METHODS: In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted between October 8th, 2015 and January 31st, 2016...
March 20, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609706/gestational-obstructive-sleep-apnea-biomarker-screening-models-and-lack-of-postpartum-resolution
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Linda M Street, Carol A Aschenbrenner, Timothy T Houle, Clark W Pinyan, James C Eisenach
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To measure prevalence and severity of third trimester obstructive sleep apnea and evaluate postpartum resolution. To assess a novel biomarker for screening for obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy. METHODS: This prospective observational study was performed at Wake Forest School of Medicine obstetrics clinics between April 2014 and December 2015. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurements and sleep studies were obtained and compared at 32 0/7 to 35 6/7 weeks gestation and postpartum...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609232/-clinical-significance-of-loop-electrosurgical-excisional-procedure-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cervical-adenocarcinoma-in-situ-and-invasive-cervical-adenocarcinoma
#8
Y Song, Q Wang, L Sui, S J Gao
Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of colposcopic biopsy on diagnosis of cervical adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) and the clinical significance of loop electrosurgical excisional procedure (LEEP) on diagnosis and treatment of AIS and invasive adenocarcinoma. Methods: All medical records of 193 patients diagnosed as AIS by colposcopic biopsy and (or) AIS or invasive adenocarcinoma diagnosed by LEEP conization from Jan. 2015 to Dec. 2016 in Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University were retrospectively reviewed...
March 25, 2018: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606889/management-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-liver-metastases-from-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Liju Zong, Junjun Yang, Xiaoyu Wang, Yujia Kong, Tong Ren, Jun Zhao, Fengzhi Feng, Xirun Wan, Yang Xiang
Purpose: The aims of this study were to analyze the clinical features, identify prognostic factors, and evaluate the survival outcomes of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) patients with liver metastases. Patients and methods: Forty patients with liver metastases arising from GTNs, who were treated at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (Beijing, People's Republic of China) between January 1999 and December 2015, were recruited from the institutional database, and their medical records were reviewed...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595437/understanding-patient-referral-wait-times-for-specialty-care-in-ontario-a-retrospective-chart-audit
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Clare Liddy, Nikhat Nawar, Isabella Moroz, Shelagh Mcrae, Christopher Russell, Ariana Mihan, Fanny Mckellips, Derek McLellan, Lois Crowe, Amir Afkham, Erin Keely
CONTEXT: When examining wait times for specialist care, the duration between a patient's referral and specialist visit (wait time one) is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To calculate wait time one in primary care clinics across Ontario using chart audit. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart audit at five Ontario-based primary care clinics in 2014-2015. RESULTS: We analyzed 461 referrals. Median wait time one for non-urgent and urgent referrals was 79 and 49 days, respectively...
February 2018: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589039/blunt-traumatic-injury-during-pregnancy-a-descriptive-analysis-from-a-level-1-trauma-center
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Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar, Brijesh Sathian, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Sam Thomas, Monira Mollazehi, Maryam Al-Sulaiti, Husham Abdelrahman
PURPOSE: The precise incidence of trauma in pregnancy is not well-known, but trauma is estimated to complicate nearly 1 in 12 pregnancies and it is the leading non-obstetrical cause of maternal death. METHODS: A retrospective study of all pregnant women presented to national level 1 trauma center from July 2013 to June 2015 was conducted. Descriptive and inferential statistics applied for data analysis. RESULTS: Across the study period, a total of 95 pregnant women were presented to the trauma center...
March 27, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587664/management-and-obstetric-outcomes-of-17-heterotopic-interstitial-pregnancies
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Yuan Jiang, Jie Chen, Huaijun Zhou, Mingming Zheng, Ke Han, Jingxian Ling, Xianghong Zhu, Xiaoqiu Tang, Rong Li, Ying Hong
BACKGROUND: Heterotopic interstitial pregnancy is a rare variant of heterotopic pregnancies, and it poses challenges in treating the heterotopic pregnancy and preserving the intrauterine pregnancy. However, there is no clear consensus regarding the optimal management. The aim of this study was to investigate the pregnancy outcomes of women diagnosed with heterotopic interstitial pregnancy. METHODS: A total of 17 women diagnosed with heterotopic interstitial pregnancy between July 2010 and December 2015 were included...
March 27, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581094/prenatal-remote-monitoring-of-women-with-gestational-hypertensive-diseases-cost-analysis
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Dorien Lanssens, Thijs Vandenberk, Christophe Jp Smeets, Hélène De Cannière, Sharona Vonck, Jade Claessens, Yenthel Heyrman, Dominique Vandijck, Valerie Storms, Inge M Thijs, Lars Grieten, Wilfried Gyselaers
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring in obstetrics is relatively new; some studies have shown its effectiveness for both mother and child. However, few studies have evaluated the economic impact compared to conventional care, and no cost analysis of a remote monitoring prenatal follow-up program for women diagnosed with gestational hypertensive diseases (GHD) has been published. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the costs of remote monitoring versus conventional care relative to reported benefits...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577273/impact-of-introducing-specific-measures-to-reduce-the-frequency-of-cesarean-delivery-for-non-obstetric-indications
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Petra Psenkova, Marek Bucko, Michal Braticak, Ruth Baneszova, Jozef Zahumensky
OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency of cesarean delivery for non-obstetric indications before and after the introduction of specific measures to lower the rate of elective cesarean, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the introduced measures. METHODS: In the present single-center retrospective cohort study at University Hospital Trnava, Trnava, Slovak Republic, the frequency of elective cesarean was evaluated before (January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014) and after (January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2016) the implementation of specific measures applied in January 2015 to confirm the indications for primary cesarean delivery...
March 25, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564311/indications-and-characteristics-of-obstetric-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-22-year-review-in-a-tertiary-care-center
#15
Hye Yeon Yi, Soo Young Jeong, Soo Hyun Kim, Yoomin Kim, Suk-Joo Choi, Soo-Young Oh, Cheong-Rae Roh, Jong-Hwa Kim
Objective: Reviewing indications and characteristics of obstetric patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care center, comparing those patients by time period and place of delivery, and to verify clinical utility of acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score in ICU-admitted women. Methods: Retrospective analyses were carried out for parturients admitted to the ICU of our institution from 1994 to 2015. Clinical characteristics were compared between time period (period 1: 1994-2004; period 2: 2005-2015) and place of delivery (our institution and local hospitals)...
March 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563670/prevalence-of-irregular-red-cell-antibody-in-healthy-blood-donors-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-north-india
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Raj Nath Makroo, Saroj Rajput, Soma Agarwal, Mohit Chowdhry, Bindu Prakash, Prashant Karna
BACKGROUND: Alloantibodies may be detected in blood donors who have either been transfused previously or female donors with previous obstetric events. These antibodies can occasionally cause severe transfusion reaction, if a large amount of plasma or whole blood is transfused, as in massive transfusions and pediatric patients. AIMS: The present study aims to assess the prevalence of red cell antibodies in healthy blood donors at a tertiary care hospital-based blood bank in India...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562027/epidemiological-profile-of-maternal-mortality
#17
Ana Claudia Sierra Martins, Lélia Souza Silva
OBJECTIVE: To know the epidemiological profile of maternal mortality in Juiz de Fora, a city in the state of Minas Gerais. Data collection was carried out from April to December 2016. METHOD: Summary of a confidential investigation of maternal mortality on deaths occurred from January 1st, 2005 to December 31, 2015. RESULTS: Eighty-five deaths of women residing in Juiz de Fora were identified and analyzed. The age group was between 20 and 36 years...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561516/decline-of-seroprevalence-and-incidence-of-congenital-toxoplasmosis-despite-changing-prevention-policy-three-decades-of-cord-blood-screening-in-north-western-switzerland
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Christoph Rudin, Hans H Hirsch, Rahel Spaelti, Sabine Schaedelin, Thomas Klimkait
BACKGROUND: Due to the lack of prospective data there is an ongoing debate about the need for screening and prevention programs for congenital toxoplasmosis in Europe. Accordingly, individual countries have chosen different public health strategies. METHODS: A cord-blood screening program for congenital toxoplasmosis was established in 1982 in obstetric units of hospitals in North-Western Switzerland. Samples were tested for specific IgG and IgM, and after 1992 also for IgA antibodies...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556383/secondary-cytoreductive-surgery-potentially-improves-the-oncological-outcomes-of-patients-with-recurrent-uterine-sarcomas
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Kenichi Nakamura, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Fumi Utsumi, Shiro Suzuki, Kaoru Niimi, Ryuichiro Sekiya, Jun Sakata, Eiko Yamamoto, Kiyosumi Shibata, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Uterine sarcomas are some of the most malignant and aggressive tumor types among the gynecologic malignancies, and they are associated with a high rate of recurrence and a poor prognosis. Due to their rarity and diversity, the optimal treatment for recurrent uterine sarcomas has not yet been elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of secondary cytoreductive surgery (SCS) for patients with recurrent uterine sarcomas. A total of 18 patients with recurrent uterine sarcomas were retrospectively identified at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan) between January 2002 and December 2015...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553860/characteristics-of-prenatally-detected-right-aortic-arch-cases-in-a-single-institution
#20
Melih Velipasaoglu, Metin Sentürk, Reyhan Ayaz, Barbaros Atesli, H Mete Tanir
This study aimed to elucidate the diagnostic process, the associated anomalies and the perinatal outcomes of right aortic arch (RAA) in a group of low-risk patients. The obstetric imaging database and digital patient files were reviewed between January 2015 and June 2016. There were 12 RAA cases detected prenatally. Seven foetuses had an aberrant left subclavian artery and one foetus had mirror image branching. The prevalence of RAA was 1.8 in 1000. Invasive prenatal diagnosis was offered to patients and seven tests were performed...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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