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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321847/antenatal-corticosteroids-for-accelerating-fetal-lung-maturation-for-women-at-risk-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Devender Roberts, Julie Brown, Nancy Medley, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Respiratory morbidity including respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a serious complication of preterm birth and the primary cause of early neonatal mortality and disability. While researching the effects of the steroid dexamethasone on premature parturition in fetal sheep in 1969, Liggins found that there was some inflation of the lungs of lambs born at gestations at which the lungs would be expected to be airless. Liggins and Howie published the first randomised controlled trial in humans in 1972 and many others followed...
March 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321338/frequency-risk-factors-and-adverse-fetomaternal-outcomes-of-placenta-previa-in-northern-tanzania
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Elizabeth Eliet Senkoro, Amasha H Mwanamsangu, Fransisca Seraphin Chuwa, Sia Emmanuel Msuya, Oresta Peter Mnali, Benjamin G Brown, Michael Johnson Mahande
Background and Objective. Placenta previa (PP) is a potential risk factor for obstetric hemorrhage, which is a major cause of fetomaternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. This study aimed to determine frequency, risk factors, and adverse fetomaternal outcomes of placenta previa in Northern Tanzania. Methodology. A retrospective cohort study was conducted using maternally-linked data from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre birth registry spanning 2000 to 2015. All women who gave birth to singleton infants were studied...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298378/antepartum-uterine-rupture-at-29%C3%A2-weeks-gestation-following-unilateral-salpingectomy-and-review-of-literature
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Yu-Ting Huang, Stephen Li-Yen Yim, Supuni Kapurubandara, Anbu Anpalagan
Antepartum uterine rupture following salpingectomy is a rare condition and is associated with high fetal and maternal mortality and morbidity. We illustrate a 33-year-old primigravida who presented with abdominal pain at 29 weeks of gestation. Her previous obstetric history included a ruptured right ectopic pregnancy for which she underwent laparoscopic salpingectomy with no breach of uterine cavity. Her antenatal care had otherwise been unremarkable. Following admission for undetectable fetal heart, ultrasound and CT demonstrated an extrauterine fetus at the right adnexal region with free fluid consistent with intra-abdominal haemorrhage...
March 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294496/timing-of-antenatal-corticosteroid-administration-and-survival-in-extremely-preterm-infants-a-national-population-based-cohort-study
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H Norberg, J Kowalski, K Maršál, M Norman
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between administration-to-birth interval of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) and survival in extremely preterm infants. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: All obstetric and neonatal units in Sweden from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2007. POPULATION: All live-born infants (n = 707) born at 22-26 completed weeks of gestation. METHODS: The relationship between time from first administration of ACS to delivery and survival was investigated using Cox proportional hazards regression analysis...
March 15, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292361/effectiveness-of-per-rectal-misoprostol-versus-intramuscular-oxytocin-for-prevention-of-primary-postpartum-haemorrhage
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Raheela Asmat, Tasneem Ashraf, Fazila Asmat, Shakila Asmat, Nagina Asmat
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of per rectal misoprostol over oxytocin in primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). STUDY DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department, Unit IV, Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Quetta, from September 2013 to February 2014. METHODOLOGY: Emergency obstetric patients receiving per rectal misoprostol (800 µgm) were named as group 'A' and those receiving 10 units oxytocin intramuscularly were labelled as group 'B'...
January 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284877/midwifery-continuity-of-carer-in-an-area-of-high-socio-economic-disadvantage-in-london-a-retrospective-analysis-of-albany-midwifery-practice-outcomes-using-routine-data-1997-2009
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Caroline Se Homer, Nicky Leap, Nadine Edwards, Jane Sandall
OBJECTIVE: in 1997, The Albany Midwifery Practice was established within King's College Hospital NHS Trust in a South East London area of high social disadvantage. The Albany midwives provided continuity of care to around 216 women per year, including those with obstetric, medical or social risk factors. In 2009, the Albany Midwifery Practice was closed in response to concerns about safety, amidst much publicity and controversy. The aim of this evaluation was to examine trends and outcomes for all mothers and babies who received care from the practice from 1997-2009...
February 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250966/pph-butterfly-a-novel-device-to-treat-postpartum-haemorrhage-through-uterine-compression
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Caroline Cunningham, Peter Watt, Nasreen Aflaifel, Simon Collins, Dot Lambert, John Porter, Tina Lavender, Tony Fisher, Andrew Weeks
OBJECTIVE: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. The most common cause is an inability of the uterus to contract adequately after childbirth. In bimanual compression (BMC), one hand is placed within the vagina and the other hand is on the abdominal wall to compress the uterus. It is effective, but very uncomfortable for the woman. We designed a device that could replicate BMC without inserting a hand vaginally, therefore being less invasive...
February 2017: BMJ Innovations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238320/-oxytocin-administration-during-spontaneous-labour-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-short-text
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C Dupont, M Carayol, C Le Ray, C Barasinski, R Beranger, A Burguet, A Chantry, C Chiesa, B Coulm, A Evrard, C Fischer, L Gaucher, C Guillou, F Leroy, E Phan, A Rousseau, V Tessier, F Vendittelli, C Deneux-Tharaux, D Riethmuller
OBJECTIVES: To define the different stages of spontaneous labour. To determine the indications, modalities of use and the effects of administering synthetic oxytocin. And to describe undesirable maternal and perinatal outcomes associated with the use of synthetic oxytocin. METHOD: A systematic review was carried out by searching Medline database and websites of obstetrics learned societies until March 2016. RESULTS: The 1st stage of labor is divided in a latence phase and an active phase, which switch at 5cm of cervical dilatation...
January 2017: Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236342/maternal-cardiac-output-in-early-labour-a-possible-link-with-obstetrics-risks
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Herbert Valensise, Grazia Maria Tiralongo, Ilaria Pisani, Daniele Farsetti, Damiano Lo Presti, Giulia Gagliardi, Ripalta Marica Basile, Gian Paolo Novelli, Barbara Vasapollo
OBJECTIVE: to verify if the hemodynamic assessment of "low risk" pregnant women at term can improve the identification of patients with a maternal or foetal-neonatal complication during labour MATERIALS AND METHODS: a prospective observational study was conducted on 77 pregnant women at term with diagnosis of initial labour. We obtained haemodynamic indices using the USCOM(®) system. Patients were followed until the end of labour to check for foetal-neonatal and maternal outcomes. RESULTS: Eleven patients (14...
February 25, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211264/genetics-diagnosis-and-clinical-features-of-congenital-hypodysfibrinogenemia-a-systematic-literature-review-and-report-of-a-novel-mutation
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A Casini, T Brungs, C Lavenu-Bombled, R Vilar, M Neerman-Arbez, P de Moerloose
Essentials Hypodysfibrinogenemia is rarely reported among the congenital fibrinogen disorders. This first systematic literature review led to identification of 51 hypodysfibrinogenemic cases. Diagnosis based only on functional/antigenic fibrinogen ratio may be insufficient. Family studies show an incomplete segregation of mutation with the clinical phenotypes. SUMMARY: Background Hypodysfibrinogenemia is a rare disease characterized by decreased levels of a dysfunctional fibrinogen. It shares features with both hypo- and dysfibrinogenemia, although with specific molecular patterns and clinical phenotypes...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208943/role-of-prophylactic-tranexamic-acid-in-reducing-blood-loss-during-elective-caesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Sj Dhivya Lakshmi, Reena Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Obstetric haemorrhage accounts for 20-25% of maternal mortality and morbidity. Anti-fibrinolytics are being widely used in field of surgery. It is also used to reduce heavy menstrual blood loss. AIM: To analyse the effectiveness of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in reducing blood loss during elective caesarean section. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This interventional, randomized, parallel group study was done in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy, PSG IMSR, Coimbatore, from June 2014 to May 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208940/neurological-disorders-complicating-pregnancy-focus-on-obstetric-outcome
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Sandya Renukesh, Lavanya Rai
INTRODUCTION: Neurological disorders in pregnancy can be pregnancy related or can be caused by exacerbation of a pre-existing neurological condition or sometimes may even be detected for the first time during pregnancy in which it might be an incidental finding. The diagnosis and management of the neurological disorders in pregnancy is always a challenging task due to varied symptomatology and risks to the fetus. The evaluation and management should be performed in a stepwise fashion and requires multidisciplinary approach...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068945/why-women-bleed-and-how-they-are-saved-a-cross-sectional-study-of-caesarean-section-near-miss-morbidity
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S Maswime, E J Buchmann
BACKGROUND: Maternal deaths from 'bleeding during and after caesarean section' (BDACS) have increased in South Africa, and have now become the largest sub-cause of deaths from obstetric haemorrhage. The aim of this study was to describe risk factors and causes of near-miss related to BDACS and interventions used to arrest haemorrhage and treat its effects. METHODS: Cross-sectional prospective study in 13 urban public hospitals in South Africa, from July to December 2014...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065966/implementation-of-warning-tool-to-improve-maternal-newborn-health-outcomes-in-a-developing-country
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Sana Sheikh, Rahat Qureshi, Sidrah Nausheen, Rozina Sikandar
OBJECTIVE: To improve health outcomes through the implementation of national early warning sign tool for babies delivered through emergency caesarean section in off-work hours. METHODS: This comparative clinical study was conducted at the Aga Khan Hospital for Women and Children, Karachi, from April to August 2014, and comprised women who had an emergency caesarean section. Maternal and perinatal outcomes were compared of patients in Group A and Group B which represented individuals before and after the implementation of the national early warning score respectively...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041548/-heterotopic-pregnancy-following-in-vitro-fertilization-with-excision-of-ruptured-cornual-pregnancy-and-eventually-caesarean-section-close-to-term
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Jimmi Elers, Helle Zingenberg, Mette H Bing, Lene Paulsen
We describe a rare case of heterotopic pregnancy following in vitro fertilization with transferring of two embryos in a 39-year-old woman with previous bilateral salpingectomy. An ultrasound examination was performed on the day before admission showing a vital intrauterine pregnancy and no ectopic pregnancy. The woman was admitted with a ruptured cornual pregnancy at ten weeks of gestation. Laparotomy was performed on vital indication with excision of the ruptured haemorrhagic cornual pregnancy. The intrauterine pregnancy continued uneventfully with obstetric and fetal medicine specialist monitoring...
December 26, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013100/the-impact-of-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-on-obstetric-conditions-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Hannah M Sebitloane, Dhayendre Moodley
HIV is the leading cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in resource constrained countries. Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) initiated in pregnancy has now almost eliminated mother to child transmission of the virus, and is beginning to show the desired effect of reducing HIV related maternal mortality. By modulating host immunological responses HAART has the potential to alter infections during pregnancy, in addition to modifying clinical conditions such as preeclampsia. There is increasing evidence of the benefits of HAART given to pregnant women, however there is paucity of data that distinguishes HIV or HAART as the cause or exacerbation of pre-existing medical conditions or conditions specific to pregnancy...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005984/knowledge-and-skills-of-healthcare-providers-in-sub-saharan-africa-and-asia-before-and-after-competency-based-training-in-emergency-obstetric-and-early-newborn-care
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Charles A Ameh, Robert Kerr, Barbara Madaj, Mselenge Mdegela, Terry Kana, Susan Jones, Jaki Lambert, Fiona Dickinson, Sarah White, Nynke van den Broek
BACKGROUND: Healthcare provider training in Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmOC&NC) is a component of 65% of intervention programs aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. It is important to evaluate the effectiveness of this. METHODS: We evaluated knowledge and skills among 5,939 healthcare providers before and after 3-5 days 'skills and drills' training in emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmOC&NC) conducted in 7 sub-Saharan Africa countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe) and 2 Asian countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005272/prophylactic-versus-selective-blood-transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Babasola O Okusanya, Olufemi T Oladapo
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with sickle cell disease (HbSS, HbSC and HbSβThal) may require blood transfusion to prevent severe anaemia or to manage potential medical complications. Preventive blood transfusion in the absence of complications starting from the early weeks of pregnancy or blood transfusion only for medical or obstetric indications have been used as management policies. There is currently no consensus on the blood transfusion policy that guarantees optimal clinical benefits with minimal risks for such women and their babies...
December 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981745/assisted-reproductive-technology-and-severe-postpartum-haemorrhage-a-case-control-study
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L T Nyfløt, I Sandven, N B Oldereid, B Stray-Pedersen, S Vangen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between assisted reproductive technology and severe postpartum haemorrhage. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: The study was conducted in Norway; Division of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Oslo University Hospital and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Drammen Hospital. POPULATION: A source population including all women admitted for delivery at Oslo University Hospital and Drammen Hospital during the time period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2011...
December 16, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966239/evaluation-of-clinical-coding-data-to-determine-causes-of-critical-bleeding-in-patients-receiving-massive-transfusion-a-bi-national-multicentre-cross-sectional-study
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Z K McQuilten, A J Zatta, N Andrianopoulos, N Aoki, L Stevenson, K G Badami, R Bird, M F Cole-Sinclair, C Hurn, P A Cameron, J P Isbister, L E Phillips, E M Wood
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of routinely collected data to determine the cause(s) of critical bleeding in patients who receive massive transfusion (MT). BACKGROUND: Routinely collected data are increasingly being used to describe and evaluate transfusion practice. MATERIALS/METHODS: Chart reviews were undertaken on 10 randomly selected MT patients at 48 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand to determine the cause(s) of critical bleeding...
December 13, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
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