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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774445/pregnancy-complicated-by-influenza-a-ards-requiring-consecutive-vv-ecmo-treatment-with-successful-vaginal-delivery
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Peter Radsel, Vojka Gorjup, Anja Jazbec, Rihard Knafelj, Miha Lucovnik, Gorazd Kavsek, Lilijana Kornhauser Cerar, Marko Noc
A 29-year-old woman presented with influenza A ARDS at 23+0 weeks of gestation. Mechanical ventilation failed and VV-ECMO was started in a non-ECMO hospital. Transportation was performed on ECMO. Within 5 days ECMO weaning was successful. Fetal condition was stable, and decision to continue pregnancy was taken. However, second VV-ECMO was needed due to ventilator-associated pneumonia. At 25+6 weeks, the patient spontaneously delivered a neonate vaginally. Patient's condition improved, and ECMO could be removed 10 days postpartum...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748029/-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-about-influenza-vaccination-among-pregnant-women-and-healthcare-providers-serving-pregnant-women-in-managua-nicaragua
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Carmen S Arriola, Nancy Vasconez, Joseph Bresee, Alba María Ropero
BACKGROUND: Nicaragua implemented an influenza vaccination program for pregnant women with high-risk obstetric conditions in 2007. In 2014, the recommendation of influenza vaccination expanded to include all pregnant women. Given the expansion in the recommendation of vaccination, we evaluated knowledge, attitudes and practices of pregnant women and their healthcare providers towards influenza vaccination and its recommendation. METHODS: We conducted surveys among pregnant women and their healthcare providers from June to August 2016 at two hospitals and 140 health facilities in Managua...
May 7, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747736/infections-in-pregnancy-and-the-role-of-vaccines
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REVIEW
Kimberly B Fortner, Claudia Nieuwoudt, Callie F Reeder, Geeta K Swamy
Pregnant women are at risk for infection and may have significant morbidity or mortality. Influenza, pertussis, zika, and cytomegalovirus produce mild or asymptomatic illness in the mother, but have profound implications for her fetus. Maternal immunization can prevent or mitigate infections in pregnant women and their infants. The Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices recommends 2 vaccines during pregnancy: inactivated influenza, and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis during pregnancy...
June 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741642/a-cross-sectional-surveillance-study-of-the-frequency-and-etiology-of-acute-respiratory-illness-among-pregnant-women
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Anne M Hause, Vasanthi Avadhanula, Maurizio L Maccato, Phillip M Pinell, Nanette Bond, Patricia Santarcangelo, Laura Ferlic-Stark, Flor M Munoz, Pedro A Piedra
Background: Other than influenza, little is known about the consequences of viral acute respiratory illness (ARI) on pregnant women and fetuses. Our objectives were to determine the frequency of ARI due to respiratory viruses and the associated clinical outcomes during pregnancy. Methods: Pregnant women in their second or third trimester were enrolled if they reported having symptoms of ARI or were healthy within the preceding 2 weeks. Nasopharyngeal secretions were evaluated for respiratory viruses by molecular diagnostic assays...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718478/developmental-exposure-to-a-mixture-of-23-chemicals-associated-with-unconventional-oil-and-gas-operations-alters-the-immune-system-of-mice
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Lisbeth A Boulé, Timothy J Chapman, Sara E Hillman, Christopher D Kassotis, Colleen O'Dell, Jacques Robert, Steve N Georas, Susan C Nagel, B Paige Lawrence
Chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations have the potential to cause adverse biological effects, but this has not been thoroughly evaluated. A notable knowledge gap is their impact on development and function of the immune system. Herein, we report an investigation of whether developmental exposure to a mixture of chemicals associated with UOG operations affects the development and function of the immune system. We used a previously characterized mixture of 23 chemicals associated with UOG, and which was demonstrated to affect reproductive and developmental endpoints in mice...
May 1, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715051/immunization-during-pregnancy
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Paul Loubet, Olivia Anselem, Odile Launay
Vaccination in pregnancy has been shown to be effective for the prevention of influenza and pertussis in infants, providing support for similar strategies to prevent group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus infections that represent a large burden in pediatric population. Areas covered: This review addresses the principle of maternal immunization, efficacy and safety of both pertussis and seasonal influenza vaccines and presents available data on group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus that are in development for administration during pregnancy...
May 1, 2018: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709773/midwives-knowledge-attitudes-and-learning-needs-regarding-antenatal-vaccination
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Annette K Regan, Yvonne Hauck, Lisa Nicolaou, Danielle Engelbrecht, Janice Butt, Donna B Mak, Rikki Priest, Ronit Cukierman, Paul V Effler
OBJECTIVE: To determine the knowledge, attitudes and learning needs of midwives regarding antenatal vaccination. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional, paper-based survey of midwives employed at the only public tertiary maternity hospital in the Australian state of Western Australia between November 2015 and July 2016. PARTICIPANTS: 252 midwives providing care in antepartum, intrapartum, and/or postpartum settings. MEASUREMENTS: Self-reported responses to a 41-item survey...
April 10, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706294/identifying-ways-to-increase-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-uptake-among-pregnant-women-in-china-a-qualitative-investigation-of-pregnant-women-and-their-obstetricians
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Richun Li, Ruiqian Xie, Chong Yang, Jeanette Rainey, Ying Song, Carolyn Greene
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are at higher risk for complications from influenza infection. Nevertheless, seasonal influenza vaccination among pregnant women in China is low. A better understanding of perceptions of pregnant women and their physicians, and factors influencing decisions about receiving seasonal influenza vaccine could be used to develop effective strategies for improving seasonal influenza vaccine uptake during pregnancy. METHODS: We recruited pregnant women from 9 hospitals located in 5 cities across China to participate in focus group interviews...
April 26, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705756/cohort-profile-china-respiratory-illness-surveillance-among-pregnant-women-crisp-2015-2018
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Liling Chen, Suizan Zhou, Zhongwei Zhang, Yan Wang, Lin Bao, Yayun Tan, Falin Sheng, Ying Song, Ran Zhang, A Danielle Iuliano, Mark G Thompson, Carolyn M Greene, Jun Zhang
PURPOSE: We established the China Respiratory Illness Surveillance among Pregnant women (CRISP) to conduct active surveillance for influenza-associated respiratory illness during pregnancy in China from 2015 to 2018. Among annual cohorts of pregnant women, we assess the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI), influenza-like illness (ILI), laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection and the seroconversion proportion during the winter influenza season. We also plan to examine the effect of influenza virus infection on adverse pregnancy, delivery and infant health outcomes with cumulative data from the three annual cohorts...
April 28, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683306/maternity-care-update-prenatal-care-and-specific-conditions
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Andrew Smith, Wendy B Barr, Erin Bassett-Novoa, Nicholas LeFevre
Early initiation of prenatal care is associated with improved health outcomes for women and newborns. An essential element of prenatal care is determining the estimated due date, ideally using a first-trimester ultrasound. Laboratory tests should be obtained to screen for conditions that can affect pregnancy. Routine immunizations for all pregnant women include influenza vaccine; tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. All women should be screened for gestational diabetes mellitus in midpregnancy...
April 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661584/strategies-for-increasing-uptake-of-vaccination-in-pregnancy-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kate Alexandra Bisset, Pauline Paterson
INTRODUCTION: Vaccination in pregnancy is an effective method to protect against disease for the pregnant woman, foetus and new born infant. In England, it is recommended that pregnant women are vaccinated against pertussis and influenza. Improvement in the uptake of both pertussis and influenza vaccination among pregnant women is needed to prevent morbidity and mortality for both the pregnant women and unborn child. AIM: To identify effective strategies in increasing the uptake of vaccination in pregnancy in high-income countries and to make recommendations for England...
April 13, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630014/influenza-vaccination-pregnancy-safety-and-risk-of-early-pregnancy-loss
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Rhoda S Sperling, Laura E Riley
Since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have recommended routine influenza vaccination for all pregnant women in any trimester. Maternal influenza vaccination has been shown to decrease the risk of influenza and its complications among pregnant women and their infants in the first 6 months of life. In a recent article published in Vaccine, Donahue and colleagues reported a possible association between influenza vaccination when given very early in the first trimester and spontaneous abortion...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627238/coverage-of-recommended-vaccines-during-pregnancy-in-flanders-belgium-fairly-good-but-can-we-do-better
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Kirsten Maertens, Tessa Braeckman, Stéphanie Blaizot, Heidi Theeten, Mathieu Roelants, Karel Hoppenbrouwers, Elke Leuridan, Pierre Van Damme, Corinne Vandermeulen
BACKGROUND: In Flanders, Belgium, pertussis vaccination is recommended since 2013 and available free-of-charge in every pregnancy between 24 and 32 weeks of gestation. Influenza vaccination is recommended for more than 10 years with a co-payment system in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, when pregnancy coincides with the influenza season. This study aims to estimate the coverage of pertussis and influenza vaccination during pregnancy in 2016 and to determine predictors for missing vaccination...
April 4, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625766/a-follow-up-comparative-safety-analysis-of-pandemic-h1n1-vaccination-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-infant-birth-defects-among-u-s-military-mothers
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Ava Marie S Conlin, Anna T Bukowinski, Jordan A Levine, Zeina G Khodr, Navjot Kaur, Susan C Farrish, Carter J Sevick
OBJECTIVE: To update a previous assessment of birth defects among infants born to active duty U.S. military mothers who received the 2009-2010 pandemic H1N1 vaccine, in comparison to the 2008-2009 seasonal influenza vaccine, during pregnancy. Here, we updated the previous comparative analyses with a more refined definition for birth defects using an additional year of follow-up data from both inpatient and outpatient medical encounters. METHODS: The study population included 15,510 live born infants born to active duty mothers vaccinated during pregnancy with either the 2009-2010 pandemic H1N1 vaccine (n = 9033) or the 2008-2009 seasonal influenza vaccine (n = 6477)...
April 3, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578985/acog-committee-opinion-no-732-influenza-vaccination-during-pregnancy
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Influenza vaccination is an essential element of prepregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum care because influenza can result in serious illness, including a higher chance of progressing to pneumonia, when it occurs during the antepartum or postpartum period. In addition to hospitalization, pregnant women with influenza are at increased risk of intensive care unit admission and adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all adults receive an annual influenza vaccine and that women who are or will be pregnant during influenza season receive an inactivated influenza vaccine as soon as it is available...
April 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578983/acog-committee-opinion-no-732-summary-influenza-vaccination-during-pregnancy
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Influenza vaccination is an essential element of prepregnancy, prenatal, and postpartum care because influenza can result in serious illness, including a higher chance of progressing to pneumonia, when it occurs during the antepartum or postpartum period. In addition to hospitalization, pregnant women with influenza are at increased risk of intensive care unit admission and adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all adults receive an annual influenza vaccine and that women who are or will be pregnant during influenza season receive an inactivated influenza vaccine as soon as it is available...
April 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500057/nondiabetic-ketoacidosis-in-a-pregnant-woman-due-to-acute-starvation-with-concomitant-influenza-a-h1n1-and-respiratory-failure
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G Skalley, S Rodríguez-Villar
Threatening refractory metabolic acidosis due to short-term starvation nondiabetic ketoacidosis is rarely reported. Severe ketoacidosis due to starvation itself is a rare occurrence, and more so in pregnancy with a concomitant stressful clinical situation. This case report presents a nondiabetic woman admitted in intensive care for respiratory failure type 1 during the third trimester of pregnancy with a severe metabolic acidosis refractory to medical treatment. We diagnosed the patient with acute starvation ketoacidosis based on her history and the absence of other causes of high anion gap metabolic acidosis after doing a rigorous analysis of her acid-base disorder...
February 27, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494274/understanding-the-barriers-to-uptake-of-antenatal-vaccination-by-women-from-culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-backgrounds-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sushena Krishnaswamy, Allen C Cheng, Euan M Wallace, Jim Buttery, Michelle L Giles
The role of maternal vaccination in reducing neonatal morbidity and mortality is expanding but uptake remains suboptimal. While the barriers to uptake have been well described, women from minority groups have not been well represented in previous studies. In this study we examine the facilitators and barriers to uptake of antenatal vaccination by women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Melbourne, Australia. 537 women attending antenatal care completed a survey; 69% were born overseas...
March 1, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485347/meningococcal-vaccination-in-pregnancy
#19
Bahaa Abu Raya, Manish Sadarangani
Invasive meningococcal disease causes meningitis and septicemia worldwide with highest rates of disease occurring in children <2 years of age, and in particular young infants. Vaccination during pregnancy has been a successful strategy for prevention of other infections in young infants, most notably tetanus, pertussis and influenza. However, few studies of meningococcal vaccines in pregnancy have been undertaken, and none include the most commonly used current vaccines to prevent disease by capsular groups A, B, C, W and Y...
February 27, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483030/acceptability-of-intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccine-influenza-knowledge-and-vaccine-intent-in-the-gambia
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Edwin P Armitage, Janko Camara, Sulayman Bah, Alice S Forster, Ed Clarke, Beate Kampmann, Thushan I de Silva
BACKGROUND: The burden of influenza is increasingly recognised in Africa. The WHO recommends introducing influenza vaccination to high-risk groups: pregnant women, children <5 years, and the elderly. The Gambia currently has no influenza vaccination policy, but the NASIMMUNE study, a clinical trial of intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIV) in young children provided an opportunity to study maternal attitudes towards LAIV for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa. We assess acceptability of LAIV, influenza knowledge and attitudes towards influenza vaccination in Gambian women...
March 20, 2018: Vaccine
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