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obstetric haemorrhage

Dilek Uysal, Hakan Cokmez, Cetin Aydin, Tolga Ciftpinar
Postpartum haemorrhage is the most important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, especially when all conservative measures, including syntometrine oxytocin and Bakri balloons have failed to accomplish haemostasis and expeditious surgical procedures, such as uterine artery ligation and emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) are required. This retrospective study analysed 31 cases of EPH performed between January 2007 and January 2016 in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Izmir Ataturk Teaching and Research Hospital...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Barbara Torlinska, Sarah C Bath, Aisha Janjua, Kristien Boelaert, Shiao-Yng Chan
Severe iodine deficiency during pregnancy has been associated with pregnancy/neonatal loss, and adverse pregnancy outcomes; however, the impact of mild-to-moderate iodine insufficiency, though prevalent in pregnancy, is not well-documented. We assessed whether mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy was associated with pregnancy/infant loss, or with other adverse pregnancy outcomes. We used samples and data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), from 3140 singleton pregnancies and from a further 42 women with pregnancy/infant loss...
March 1, 2018: Nutrients
Adeline A Boatin
Access to a safe caesarean delivery is a corner stone of comprehensive and quality reproductive health care. And yet, when performed for non-medically indicated reasons, caesarean delivery has been associated with higher rates of infection, haemorrhage, surgical injury and death (Vogel et al, BJOG, 2014, 121, 76-88). As outlined by Rivo et al, Latin American and Caribbean countries have the highest caesarean delivery rates globally, with over 40% of women delivering by caesarean. This article is protected by copyright...
February 20, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pina Amin, Summia Zaher, Richard Penketh, Sobha Cherian, Rachel E Collis, Julia Sanders, Kiron Bhal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate caesarean section (CS) rates and moderate to severe hypoxaemic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) rates with other core intra-partum outcomes following reconfiguration of maternity services in Cardiff, South Wales, UK. DESIGN: Cohort study of births from 2006 to 2015. SETTINGS: A University tertiary referral centre for foetal and maternal medicine with 6000 births/year, University Hospital of Wales, United Kingdom. METHOD: Data relating to births from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2015 were extracted from the computerized maternity database on a yearly basis...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Arunaz Kumar, Sam Sturrock, Euan M Wallace, Debra Nestel, Donna Lucey, Sally Stoyles, Jenny Morgan, Peter Neil, Michelle Schlipalius, Philip Dekoninck
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of the Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training (PROMPT) simulation using the Kirkpatrick's framework. We explored participants' acquisition of knowledge and skills, its impact on clinical outcomes and organisational change to integrate the PROMPT programme as a credentialing tool. We also aimed to assess participants' perception of usefulness of PROMPT in their clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN: Mixed methods approach with a pre-test/post-test design...
February 17, 2018: BMJ Open
Pontius Bayo, Imose Itua, Suzie Paul Francis, Kofi Boateng, Elijo Omoro Tahir, Abdulmumini Usman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the met need for emergency obstetric care (EmOC) services in three Payams of Torit County, South Sudan in 2015 and to determine the frequency of each major obstetric complication. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Four primary healthcare centres (PHCCs) and one state hospital in three payams (administrative areas that form a county) in Torit County, South Sudan. PARTICIPANTS: All admissions in the obstetrics and gynaecology wards (a total of 2466 patient admission files) in 2015 in all the facilities designated to conduct deliveries in the study area were reviewed to identify obstetric complications...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Open
William R Cooke, Ulla K Hemmilä, Alison L Craik, Chimwemwe J Mandula, Priscilla Mvula, Ausbert Msusa, Gavin Dreyer, Rhys Evans
BACKGROUND: Obstetric-related acute kidney injury (AKI) is thought to be a key contributor to the overall burden of AKI in low resource settings, causing significant and preventable morbidity and mortality. However, epidemiological data to corroborate these hypotheses is sparse. This prospective observational study aims to determine the incidence, aetiology and maternal-fetal outcomes of obstetric-related AKI in Malawi. METHODS: Women greater than 20 weeks gestation or less than 6 weeks postpartum admitted to obstetric wards at a tertiary hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, and at high-risk of AKI were recruited between 21st September and 11th December 2015...
February 2, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Nalini Mishra, Ruchi Gupta, Nomita Singh
Introduction: The timeline between a decision made and delivery of the baby is termed decision delivery interval (DDI). According to current recommendations, an emergency caesarean section must be performed within 30 min of the decision. The present study was conducted with an objective to assess DDI in a busy obstetric unit in India and its impact on obstetric outcome. Material and Method: A total of 480 women with indications of category I (emergency): Immediate threat to life of woman or foetus (n = 66), and category II (urgent): Maternal or foetal compromise but not immediately life-threatening (n = 414), were studied in the context of DDI and composite adverse perinatal outcomes including fresh stillbirth, 5-min Apgar score <7 and NICU admission...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
I J Sullivan, C J Ralph
BACKGROUND: The significance of fetal red blood cell (RBC) contamination in obstetric intra-operative cell salvage is not fully known. It is unclear if we re-infuse a larger volume of fetal RBCs into the maternal circulation than the amount that occurs secondary to transplacental haemorrhages is unclear. We also do not know if there is a critical volume required to cause alloimmunisation or if larger volumes increase the risk. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to provide data on the level of fetal RBC contamination in the maternal circulation prior to delivery and immediately post-partum and to compare these levels to those found in processed cell-salvaged blood...
January 29, 2018: Transfusion Medicine
Sofía Grille, Gerardo Vitureira, Rosario Morán, Lucía Retamosa, Valeria Alonso, Luis M Gómez, Federico Quartara, Florencia Feldman, Valentina López, Paola Turcatti, Viviana Castro, Leonardo Sosa, Cecilia Guillermo, Lilián Díaz, Mariana Stevenazzi
: Venous thromboembolism remains as one of the leading causes of maternal death. Prevention of venous thromboembolism in the obstetric population is challenging as recommendations for prophylaxis have low grade of evidence. Risk factors and prophylaxis guidelines have been highlighted by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In 2014, we developed a written alert following this guidelines to guide thromboprophylaxis. The aim of this study is to assess recommendations compliance. This study was conducted at University-Hospital in Uruguay from January 2014 to December 2016...
January 23, 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Yan-Shing Chang, Kirstie Coxon, Anayda Gerarda Portela, Marie Furuta, Debra Bick
OBJECTIVES: the objectives of this review were (1) to assess whether interventions to support effective communication between maternity care staff and healthy women in labour with a term pregnancy could improve birth outcomes and experiences of care; and (2) to synthesize information related to the feasibility of implementation and resources required. DESIGN: a mixed-methods systematic review. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: studies which reported on interventions aimed at improving communication between maternity care staff and healthy women during normal labour and birth, with no apparent medical or obstetric complications, and their family members were included...
December 27, 2017: Midwifery
Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Ank de Jonge, Thomas van den Akker, Katrien Beeckman, Annick Bogaerts, Monalisa Barros, Patricia Janssen, Lorena Binfa, Eva Rydahl, Lucy Frith, Mechthild Gross, Berglind Hálfdánsdóttir, Deirdre Daly, Jean Calleja-Agius, Patricia Gillen, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Eugene Declercq
INTRODUCTION: There are growing concerns about the increase in rates of commonly used childbirth interventions. When indicated, childbirth interventions are crucial for preventing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, but their routine use in healthy women and children leads to avoidable maternal and neonatal harm. Establishing ideal rates of interventions can be challenging. This study aims to describe the range of variations in the use of commonly used childbirth interventions in high-income countries around the world, and in outcomes in nulliparous and multiparous women...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
Khalid S Khan, Philip Moore, Matthew Wilson, Richard Hooper, Shubha Allard, Ian Wrench, Tracy Roberts, Carol McLoughlin, Lee Beresford, James Geoghegan, Jane Daniels, Sue Catling, Vicki A Clark, Paul Ayuk, Stephen Robson, Fang Gao-Smith, Matthew Hogg, Louise Jackson, Doris Lanz, Julie Dodds
BACKGROUND: Caesarean section is associated with blood loss and maternal morbidity. Excessive blood loss requires transfusion of donor (allogeneic) blood, which is a finite resource. Cell salvage returns blood lost during surgery to the mother. It may avoid the need for donor blood transfusion, but reliable evidence of its effects is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To determine if routine use of cell salvage during caesarean section in mothers at risk of haemorrhage reduces the rates of blood transfusion and postpartum maternal morbidity, and is cost-effective, in comparison with standard practice without routine salvage use...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Gayle McLelland, Lisa McKenna, Amee Morgans, Karen Smith
BACKGROUND: Over the previous two decades the incidence and number of unplanned out of hospital births Victoria has increased. As the only out of hospital emergency care providers in Victoria, paramedics would provide care for women having birth emergencies in the community. However, there is a lack of research about the involvement of paramedics provide for these women and their newborns. This research reports the clinical profile of a 1-year sample caseload of births attended by a state-wide ambulance service in Australia...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
M Crawford, R Burns, S Cooper, T Mackay
Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia, also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, is a rare autosomal dominant multisystem disorder, characterised by mucocutaneous telangiectases and arteriovenous malformations affecting any organ. The physiological changes in pregnancy pose significant obstetric and anaesthetic challenges for women affected by the disease. The optimal timing and mode of delivery requires careful consideration; and the benefits and risks of both regional and general anaesthetic techniques must be carefully considered, depending on the organs affected...
February 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Khalid S Khan, Philip A S Moore, Matthew J Wilson, Richard Hooper, Shubha Allard, Ian Wrench, Lee Beresford, Tracy E Roberts, Carol McLoughlin, James Geoghegan, Jane P Daniels, Sue Catling, Vicki A Clark, Paul Ayuk, Stephen Robson, Fang Gao-Smith, Matthew Hogg, Doris Lanz, Julie Dodds
BACKGROUND: Excessive haemorrhage at cesarean section requires donor (allogeneic) blood transfusion. Cell salvage may reduce this requirement. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a pragmatic randomised controlled trial (at 26 obstetric units; participants recruited from 4 June 2013 to 17 April 2016) of routine cell salvage use (intervention) versus current standard of care without routine salvage use (control) in cesarean section among women at risk of haemorrhage...
December 2017: PLoS Medicine
Hiroaki Tanaka, Shigetaka Matsunaga, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Toshiyuki Okutomi, Atsushi Sakurai, Akihiko Sekizawa, Junichi Hasegawa, Katsuo Terui, Yasutaka Miyake, Jun Murotsuki, Tomoaki Ikeda
Post-partum obstetric haemorrhage is a leading cause of mortality among Japanese women, generally treated with haemostatic measures followed by supplementary transfusion. Commonly used in the setting of severe trauma, massive transfusion protocols (MTPs), preparations of red blood cell concentrate (RBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) with additional supplements, have proved effective in decreasing patient mortality following major obstetric bleeding events. Although promising, the optimal configuration of RBC and FFP utilized for obstetric bleeding needs to be verified...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Friday Okonofua, Donald Imosemi, Brian Igboin, Adegboyega Adeyemi, Chioma Chibuko, Adewale Idowu, Wilson Imongan
The objective of the study was to investigate the results of Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) conducted in three referral hospitals in Lagos State, Nigeria over a two-year period and to report the outcomes and the lessons learned. MPDRS panels were constituted in the three hospitals, and beginning from January 2015, we conducted monthly MPDSR in the three hospitals using a nationally approved protocol. Data on births and deaths and causes of deaths as identified by the MPDSR panels were collated in the hospitals...
2017: PloS One
E V Guzovskaya, S N Serebrennikova
DIC is a severe complication, often resulting in multi-organ failure and fatal outcome. As any syndrome, it is polyethiologic, while a big number of its causes logically leads to various mechanisms of its forming. Main manifestations of the disseminated intravascular blood coagulation syndrome are clottage and haemorrhage. A result of a massive clottage in microcirculatory bed of internal organs is development of dystrophic changes in them and organ failure. Haemorrhage in its turn, results in decreased volume of circulating blood, arterial hypotension and hemic hypoxia, in most severe cases leading to the fatal outcome...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
S Tahmina, Mary Daniel, Preetha Gunasegaran
Introduction: Emergency Peripartum Hysterectomy (EPH), although relatively infrequent in present day obstetrics, is a life-saving procedure in the event of a massive postpartum haemorrhage. Aim: To assess incidence, risk factors, indications and complications of peripartum hysterectomies at a tertiary care teaching hospital in India. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted at 650-bedded tertiary care medical teaching hospital in Southern India...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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