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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036555/cultural-capital-factors-associated-with-life-satisfaction-in-korean-baby-boomers
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Hyun-Jung Kwon, Hwa-Ok Hannah Park
Background: As aging baby boomers retire, cultural capital is expected to play a major role in representing new types of need for social inclusion for this group of people. This study aims to examine the association between cultural capital and life satisfaction among Korean baby boomers born between 1955 and 1963. Methods: Data on 297 baby boomers were extracted from the 2007 Korean General Social Survey and multiple regression models were tested. Results: The findings indicated that acquired cultural capital (i...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036470/corrigendum-to-evaluating-the-reliability-validity-acceptability-and-practicality-of-sms-text-messaging-as-a-tool-to-collect-research-data-results-from-the-feeding-your-baby-project
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September 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036213/the-value-of-real-time-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-premature-infants-of-diabetic-mothers
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Hean-Pat Saw, Nai-Wei Yao, Cheng-Di Chiu, Jia-Yuh Chen
To determine the feasibility of using a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system (RTGMS) in intensive care units, our study focus on preterm infants with diabetic mothers owing to their high risk of blood sugar abnormalities. Thirty preterm babies (M = 15 and F = 15; ≤ 36 week gestation age) were studied from within 72 hours of delivery. These babies were admitted to the newborn intensive care and were further categorized into groups based on whether their mothers with or without diabetic mellitus. Blood sugar levels were monitored by both RTGMS and the traditional intermittent arterial line (A-Line) glucose method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035757/pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Christine B Bui, Merrin A Pang, Arvind Sehgal, Christiane Theda, Jason C Lao, Philip J Berger, Marcel F Nold, Claudia A Nold-Petry
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and BPD-associated pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH) are chronic inflammatory cardiopulmonary diseases with devastating short- and long-term consequences for infants born prematurely. The immature lungs of preterm infants are ill-prepared to achieve sufficient gas exchange, thus usually necessitating immediate commencement of respiratory support and oxygen supplementation. These therapies are life-saving, but they exacerbate the tissue damage that is inevitably inflicted on a preterm lung forced to perform gas exchange...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035158/humanizing-folk-devils-using-ethnography
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Peter L Myers
The sociological concepts of the "moral panic" and the deviant "folk devil" apply to the drug panics in the United States over methamphetamine, heroin, and crack cocaine. Mothers or pregnant women who smoke crack cocaine, and their babies, are assigned exaggerated "demonic" attributes that result in stigma and societal rejection. Otherwise, ethnographic studies of drug users demonstrate realities that are other than what might be considered were one to merely look at their use and the consequences. These considerations are examined with respect to the image of folk devils, methadone program attendees, smokers of "blunts," opium den habitués, and others grouped together as negative influences as a result of their drug habits...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035107/maternal-social-disadvantage-and-newborn-telomere-length-in-archived-dried-blood-spots-from-the-michigan-neonatal-biobank
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Belinda L Needham, Margaret T Hicken, Ishtar O Govia, Colter Mitchell, Cleopatra M Abdou
Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Short telomere length is associated with morbidity and mortality among adults and may mark the biological impact of social experiences. Using archived dried blood spots from the Michigan Neonatal Biobank, this study examined markers of maternal social disadvantage (educational attainment, receipt of public assistance, marital status, and race/ethnicity) from linked birth certificates as predictors of telomere length at birth in a sample of 192 singleton neonates born to non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Latina mothers aged 20-35 years...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034761/knowledge-and-attitude-of-mothers-regarding-infant-hearing-loss-in-changsha-hunan-province-china
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Xiaoli Wang, Dan Wu, Yali Zhao, Danhui Li, Dinghua He
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge and attitude among mothers of newborns regarding infant hearing loss (HL) in Changsha, Hunan province, China. DESIGN: A questionnaire including 18 items was given to mothers. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 115 mothers participated in the study. RESULTS: Seven risk factors for hearing loss were identified correctly by above 60% of respondents and the top three were prolonged noise (88...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034746/clinical-characteristics-of-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy-in-a-tertiary-indonesian-hospital
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Muhammad Ilham Aldika Akbar, Indah Mayang Sari, Aditiawarman, Erry Gumilar Dachlan, Gustaaf Dekker
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare, often autosomal recessive disorder with a major risk for maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. In order to achieve a more favorable outcome, awareness of its clinical signs and symptoms and early recognition are of pivotal importance. Over a 5-year period 18 patients were diagnosed with AFLP (one twin, 19 babies). The most common sign and symptoms were jaundice, hypoglycemia, nausea and vomiting, encephalopathy, and hypertension. Abnormal laboratory test results included: elevated total/ conjugated (direct) bilirubin, AST, ALT, PT, APTT, creatinine, leukocyte count, and hypoalbuminemia...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034559/healthcare-and-wider-societal-implications-of-stillbirth-a-population-based-cost-of-illness-study
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H E Campbell, J J Kurinczuk, A E P Heazell, J Leal, O Rivero-Arias
OBJECTIVES: To extend previous work and estimate health and social care costs, litigation costs, funeral related costs, and productivity losses associated with stillbirth in the UK. DESIGN: A population-based cost of illness study using a synthesis of secondary data. SETTING: The NHS and wider society in the UK. POPULATION: Stillbirths occurring within a 12-month period and subsequent events occurring over the following two years...
October 16, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034142/epidemiologic-approaches-for-studying-assisted-reproductive-technologies-design-methods-analysis-and-interpretation
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Carmen Messerlian, Audrey J Gaskins
PURPOSE: While considerable progress has been made since the advent of assisted reproductive technology (ART), the field remains a complex and challenging one for clinicians and researchers alike. This review discusses some of the most salient issues pertaining to the study of ART and whenever possible suggestions on how to address them. RECENT FINDINGS: More than 5 million babies have been born through ART to date, representing up to 4% of all births worldwide...
June 2017: Current Epidemiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034083/the-effect-of-cognitive-behavioral-counseling-on-anxiety-in-the-mothers-of-infants-in-the-nicu-%C3%A2-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Massumeh Koochaki, Zohreh Mahmoodi, Sara Esmaelzadeh-Saeieh, Kourosh Kabir, Maryam Tehranizadeh, Mahrokh Dolatian
Background: Pressures and tensions in everyone's life can cause a wide range of mental disorders such as anxiety. One of these tensions is the birth of a baby who requires special care, which can cause personal and social problems for the mother if no appropriate measures are taken to help them. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of cognitive-behavioral counseling on anxiety in the mothers of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Methods: This randomized controlled trial recruited 90 women presenting to Kowsar Hospital in Qazvin in 2016...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033614/fusion-of-lower-limbs-with-severe-urogenital-malformation-in-a-newborn-a-rare-congenital-clinical-syndrome-case-report
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Fatemah Al Hadhoud, Abeer H Kamal, Abdulmohsen Al Anjari, Michael Fe Diejomaoh
BACKGROUND: Fused lower limbs combined with severe urogenital malformation, also known as sirenomelia, is a rare congenital clinical syndrome. The etiology is unknown, and the outcome for the affected fetus is rather uncertain. CASE REPORT: Mrs RB, a Kuwaiti woman primigravida, married to a non-consanguineous husband, had uneventful antenatal care in a private health service, until she was admitted to the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait, at 31 weeks of gestation with a 3-hour history of ruptured membranes...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033484/congenital-malformation-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-insight-from-a-rat-model-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Rakesh K Ruhela, Phulen Sarma, Shringika Soni, Ajay Prakash, Bikash Medhi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was an evaluation of the pattern of gross congenital malformations in a rat model of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the secondary aim was characterization of the most common gross malformation observed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In females, the late pro-oestrous phase was identified by vaginal smear cytology, and then, they were allowed to mate at 1:3 ratio (male: female). Pregnancy was confirmed by the presence of sperm plug in the vagina and presence of sperm in the vaginal smear...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033412/emergency-caesarean-section-saved-both-an-anti-musk-antibody-positive-myasthenia-gravis-mother-with-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-and-her-premature-baby
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Yoshiaki Takahashi, Toru Yamashita, Ryuta Morihara, Yumiko Nakano, Kota Sato, Mami Takemoto, Nozomi Hishikawa, Yasuyuki Ohta, Kei Hayata, Hisashi Masuyama, Tomoka Okamura, Yosuke Washio, Koji Abe
We herein report the case of a 46-year-old pregnant woman with anti-muscle specific kinase (MuSK) antibody-positive myasthenia gravis (MG) who showed pregnancy-induced hypertension and developed respiratory failure at 30 weeks and 5 days of pregnancy, and who underwent an emergency caesarean section (CS). Her MG symptoms gradually improved in the subsequent weeks. The premature baby with positive MuSK antibodies was successfully delivered, but the male baby required temporary artificial ventilation. However, his condition also gradually improved over time...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033350/phenotypical-characterization-of-human-rhinovirus-infections-in-severely-premature-children
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Geovanny F Perez, Bassem Kurdi, Rosemary Megalaa, Krishna Pancham, Shehlanoor Huseni, Natalia Isaza, Carlos E Rodriguez-Martinez, Dinesh Pillai, Gustavo Nino
BACKGROUND: Human Rhinovirus (HRV) has been identified as the most common cause of acute respiratory infections and hospitalizations in premature children. It is unclear if premature children are more susceptible to HRV due to their decreased pulmonary reserve or because they have enhanced lower airway reactivity to HRV. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinical respiratory presentation of all PCR-confirmed HRV infections in full-term and premature children aged ≤3 years in our institution...
September 27, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032281/differences-in-mother-to-infant-bonding-according-to-type-of-c-section-elective-versus-unplanned
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María Azul Forti-Buratti, Inmaculada Palanca-Maresca, Lourdes Fajardo-Simón, Ibone Olza-Fernández, María Fe Bravo-Ortiz, Miguel Ángel Marín-Gabriel
Aim To compare the mother-to-infant bond of mothers who gave birth by elective C-section versus urgent C-section in the first 48-72h of life and 10-12weeks after delivery. METHODS: This is a cohort prospective study of women giving birth by C-section. 48-72h after delivery, sociodemographic variables were collected, Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale and newborn's response to separation test were performed. 10-12weeks after delivery Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale and questions about baby's feeding were completed...
October 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031695/-hesitant-compliers-qualitative-analysis-of-concerned-fully-vaccinating-parents
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Stephanie L Enkel, Katie Attwell, Thomas L Snelling, Hayley E Christian
OBJECTIVE: Some parents are hesitant about vaccines and yet still vaccinate their children. Vaccine behaviours are not fixed and parents who are concerned but nonetheless adherent to standard schedules could switch to an unconventional schedule, delaying or cherry-picking vaccines. There is a need to better understand vaccine hesitancy in specific contexts, acknowledging cultural and geographical variation, to ensure interventions targeting hesitancy are well directed and received. METHODS: To identify the behaviours, knowledge and attitudes of 'hesitant compliers' in Perth, Western Australia, nine one-on-one in-depth interviews were conducted with vaccinating parents of children (<5 years) who were identified as being hesitant...
October 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031372/we-have-come-a-long-way-baby-explaining-positive-adaptation-of-immigrant-youth-across-cultures
#19
Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, Cynthia García Coll
Immigrant youth are and will continue to be a diverse and important part of Western nations. In this context, the study of immigrant youth adaptation has burgeoned. The papers of this special section represent a shift from a deficit-based to a strength-based approach to immigrant youth. They focus on unpacking the immigrant paradox, often based on longitudinal, multilevel data. In this commentary, we discuss how the research findings and themes that emerge from these papers contribute to our understanding of the processes of development and acculturation, of the importance of individual differences and the role of context for immigrant youth adaptation...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031004/starting-a-uterus-transplantation-service-notes-from-a-small-island
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Hak-Koon Tan, Bien-Keem Tan, Lay-Kok Tan, Jan I Olofsson, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Mats Brännström
Once thought as an impossibility, uterus transplantation (UTx) is now very much a reality and is being offered as a clinical service in several countries, including Sweden that pioneered this new field of infertility treatment with their initial clinical trial in 2013. (1) A majority of the women in that trial has given birth to one or more babies. Unlike conventional solid organ transplantation, UTx is an ephemeral transplant: the sole purpose of grafting the uterus is for the recipient to conceive and have offspring and the uterus can then be removed...
October 14, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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