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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914160/infectious-postpartum-sacroiliitis-the-importance-and-difficulty-of-early-diagnosis
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Emídio Vale-Fernandes, Fedra Rodrigues, Carla Monteiro, Luís Carvalho
The sacroiliitis accounts for about 1.5% - 10% of all cases of septic arthritis and it is strongly associated with gynaecological infections, pelvic trauma or drug abuse (3.4% - 12.8% of cases occur during the postpartum period). Early diagnosis is difficult because the symptoms are nonspecific in pregnancy and in the postpartum period, making the delay of treatment a serious risk of irreversible damage to the joint and development of post-infectious complications. The authors describe the case of a 37-year-old puerperal woman presented to hospital, weeks after urgent caesarean section, with endometritis, post-anesthetic epidural hematoma and secondary infectious postpartum sacroiliitis...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893507/case-study-obstetrical-trauma-with-maternal-death-and-fetal-survival
#2
Matthew Mowry
Trauma during pregnancy is the leading cause of non-obstetric-related maternal and fetal death. This article summarizes obstetric physiology and outlines the assessment and treatment of traumatic injuries of the pregnant patient. A case is presented in which a pregnant woman with blunt abdominal trauma was managed efficiently in a trauma center within a hospital that does not have in-house obstetric services.
January 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891481/a-large-pregnancy-tumor-of-tongue-a-case-report
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U Arunmozhi, R Shanmuga Priya, R Kadhiresan, Govindarajan Sujatha, Shaik M Shamsudeen-Ss
Pyogenic granuloma is a tissue overgrowth which commonly develops as a response to irritation or trauma which is usually localized. Though gingiva is said to be the common site, it also can occur on lip, tongue and buccal mucosa. Pathogenesis is unclear but trauma, infection and hormonal imbalance are attributed as reasons for occurrence. Histologically this reactive lesion is filled with immature fibroblastic connective tissue, profilerative blood vessels and inflammatory cells. This article presents a case of a large pyogenic granuloma of the tongue which is a rare site for this tumor in a 27 year old woman...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875703/prevalence-and-characterization-of-neonatal-skin-disorders-in-the-first-72h-of-life
#4
Flávia Pereira Reginatto, Damie DeVilla, Fernanda M Muller, Juliano Peruzzo, Letícia P Peres, Raquel B Steglich, Tania F Cestari
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of neonatal dermatological findings and analyze whether there is an association between these findings and neonatal and pregnancy characteristics and seasonality. METHODS: Newborns from three maternity hospitals in a Brazilian capital city were randomly selected to undergo dermatological assessment by dermatologists. RESULTS: 2938 neonates aged up to three days of life were randomly selected, of whom 309 were excluded due to Intensive Care Unit admission...
November 19, 2016: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873484/pregnant-women-s-perceptions-of-gestational-weight-gain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-research
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REVIEW
Meredith Vanstone, Sujane Kandasamy, Mita Giacomini, Deirdre DeJean, Sarah D McDonald
Excess gestational weight gain has numerous negative health outcomes for women and children, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and cesarean section (maternal) and high birth weight, trauma at birth, and asphyxia (infants). Excess weight gain in pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of long-term obesity in both mothers and children. Despite a concerted public health effort, the proportion of pregnant women gaining weight in excess of national guidelines continues to increase. To understand this phenomenon and offer suggestions for improving interventions, we conducted a systematic review of qualitative research on pregnant women's perceptions and experiences of weight gain in pregnancy...
November 21, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859542/midwives-management-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-in-relation-to-second-degree-tears-an-experimental-study
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Malin Edqvist, Ingegerd Hildingsson, Margareta Mollberg, Ingela Lundgren, Helena Lindgren
INTRODUCTION: Most women who give birth for the first time experience some form of perineal trauma. Second-degree tears contribute to long-term consequences for women and are a risk factor for occult anal sphincter injuries. The objective of this study was to evaluate a multifaceted midwifery intervention designed to reduce second-degree tears among primiparous women. METHODS: An experimental cohort study where a multifaceted intervention consisting of 1) spontaneous pushing, 2) all birth positions with flexibility in the sacro-iliac joints, and 3) a two-step head-to-body delivery was compared with standard care...
November 14, 2016: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853880/frontal-skull-osteoblastoma-with-aneurysmal-bone-cyst-like-changes-associated-with-trauma-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Sebastian M Toescu, Andrew F Alalade, Louise Steele, Deepti Bhargava, Roger Hunter
We report the case of a large osteoblastoma arising in the frontal bone of a 20-year-old female. The lesion was first noted after a fall, and grew steadily in size following further head injury during pregnancy. Initial plain radiography demonstrated an area of radiolucency, with subsequent cross-sectional imaging revealing the extent of the lesion. Following successful surgical resection, histological features were suggestive of an aggressive osteoblastoma with aneurysmal bone cyst-like changes. We consider the influence of pregnancy and trauma on osteoblastoma behavior...
November 16, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853848/trauma-in-pregnant-women-assessing-detection-of-post-traumatic-placental-abruption-on-contrast-enhanced-ct-versus-ultrasound
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Priyanka Jha, Giselle Melendres, Bijan Bijan, Eleanor Ormsby, Lisa Chu, Chin-Shang Li, John McGahan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate detection of post-traumatic placental abruption with contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) and comparison with Ultrasound (US). METHODS: Picture Archive and Date System database at a level-1 trauma center was retrospectively reviewed using keywords pregnancy, trauma, and/or placental abruption over 10 years. CT was compared to US, if performed within 24 h. Two subspecialty-trained radiologists blindly reviewed the studies. Placental features on delivery and pregnancy outcomes were used as reference standard...
November 16, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816347/cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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José Manuel Ferro, Patrícia Canhão, Diana Aguiar de Sousa
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has an incidence of 1.32/100,000/years in high-income countries, and higher in middle- and low-income countries. CVT is more frequent in infants and children young adults and females, especially during pregnancy/puerperium. CVT are now being diagnosed with increasing frequency because of the increased awareness and higher use of magnetic resonance imaging (MR) for investigating patients with acute and subacute headaches and new onset seizures. CVT rarely present as a stroke syndrome...
November 2, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816161/trauma-and-considerations-unique-to-pregnancy
#10
REVIEW
Christy Pearce, Stephanie R Martin
Trauma complicates 6% to 7% of all pregnancies and requires multidisciplinary education and training for both trauma and obstetric teams to achieve the best outcome. It is important to understand the mechanisms of certain adverse maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes incurred as a result of trauma, as well as caveats to pregnancy physiology that make some injuries more likely and detection of maternal compromise more difficult. This article focuses on these caveats and how to incorporate these into ongoing trauma protocols and offers suggestions for the formation of obstetric trauma response team...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814706/testing-a-counselling-intervention-in-antenatal-care-for-women-experiencing-partner-violence-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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Christina Pallitto, Claudia García-Moreno, Heidi Stöeckl, Abigail Hatcher, Catherine MacPhail, Keneoue Mokoatle, Nataly Woollett
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) during or before pregnancy is associated with many adverse health outcomes. Pregnancy-related complications or poor infant health outcomes can arise from direct trauma as well as physiological effects of stress, both of which impact maternal health and fetal growth and development. Antenatal care can be a key entry point within the health system for many women, particularly in low-resource settings. Interventions to identify violence during pregnancy and offer women support and counselling may reduce the occurrence of violence and mitigate its consequences...
November 5, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813240/immediate-delivery-or-expectant-management-in-gestational-diabetes-at-term-the-ginexmal-randomised-controlled-trial
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S Alberico, A Erenbourg, M Hod, Y Yogev, E Hadar, F Neri, L Ronfani, G Maso
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal and perinatal outcomes after induction of labour versus expectant management in pregnant women with gestational diabetes at term. DESIGN: Multicentre open-label randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Eight teaching hospitals in Italy, Slovenia, and Israel. SAMPLE: Singleton pregnancy, diagnosed with gestational diabetes by the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria (IADPSGC), between 38(+0) and 39(+0) weeks of gestation, without other maternal or fetal conditions...
November 4, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805995/rapid-thrombelastography-r-teg-thresholds-for-goal-directed-resuscitation-of-patients-at-risk-for-massive-transfusion
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Peter M Einersen, Ernest E Moore, Michael P Chapman, Hunter B Moore, Eduardo Gonzalez, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Angela Sauaia
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled hemorrhage is a leading cause of mortality following trauma accounting for up to 40% of deaths. Massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) offer a proven benefit in resuscitation of these patients. Recently, the superiority of thrombelastography (TEG)-guided resuscitation over strategies guided by conventional clotting assays (CCA) has been established. We seek to determine optimal thresholds for r-TEG driven resuscitation. METHODS: R-TEG data were reviewed for 190 patients presenting to our Level 1 Trauma Center from 2010 to 2015...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798989/maternal-environmental-risk-factors-for-congenital-hydrocephalus-a-systematic-review
#14
Aristotelis V Kalyvas, Theodosis Kalamatianos, Mantha Pantazi, Georgios D Lianos, George Stranjalis, George A Alexiou
OBJECTIVE Congenital hydrocephalus (CH) is one of the most frequent CNS congenital malformations, representing an entity with serious pathological consequences. Although several studies have previously assessed child-related risk factors associated with CH development, there is a gap of knowledge on maternal environmental risk factors related to CH. The authors have systematically assessed extrinsic factors in the maternal environment that potentially confer an increased risk of CH development. METHODS The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, and EMBASE were systematically searched for works published between 1966 and December 2015 to identify all relevant articles published in English...
November 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797099/the-effect-of-perineal-lacerations-on-pelvic-floor-function-and-anatomy-at-6-months-postpartum-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-nulliparous-women
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Lawrence Leeman, Rebecca Rogers, Noelle Borders, Dusty Teaf, Clifford Qualls
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of perineal lacerations on pelvic floor outcomes, including urinary and anal incontinence, sexual function, and perineal pain in a nulliparous cohort with low incidence of episiotomy. METHODS: Nulliparous women were prospectively recruited from a midwifery practice. Pelvic floor symptoms were assessed with validated questionnaires, physical examination, and objective measures in pregnancy and 6 months postpartum. Two trauma groups were compared, those with an intact perineum or only 1st degree lacerations and those with second-, third-, or fourth-degree lacerations...
December 2016: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795479/orbital-cellulitis-with-endogenous-panophthalmitis-caused-by-methicillin-sensitive-staphylococcus-aureus-in-pregnancy
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Simranjeet Aulakh, Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Rahul Gandhi, Amit H Palkar, Mihir G Trivedi, Nayana A Potdar, Chhaya A Shinde
Orbital cellulitis along with panophthalmitis is uncommon. The causes are usually trauma-related or endogenous. The prognosis in terms of globe salvage is very poor with most cases usually requiring enucleation or evisceration of the affected eye. Immunosuppression in some form is usually present, which accounts for the aggressive course of the infection. In this communication, we report a case of a 25-year-old female, in the second trimester of pregnancy, who developed orbital cellulitis and panophthalmitis caused by Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA); with the primary source of infection being cellulitis on her forearm following intravenous therapy for severe anaemia...
October 31, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777376/issues-using-linkage-of-hospital-records-and-death-certificate-data-to-determine-the-size-of-a-potential-palliative-care-population
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Kate Brameld, Katrina Spilsbury, Lorna Rosenwax, Kevin Murray, James Semmens
BACKGROUND: Studies aiming to identify palliative care populations have used data from death certificates and in some cases hospital records. The size and characteristics of the identified populations can show considerable variation depending on the data sources used. It is important that service planners and researchers are aware of this. AIM: To illustrate the differences in the size and characteristics of a potential palliative care population depending on the differential use of linked hospital records and death certificate data...
October 24, 2016: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776071/practice-bulletin-no-173-fetal-macrosomia
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Suspected fetal macrosomia is encountered commonly in obstetric practice. As birth weight increases, the likelihood of labor abnormalities, shoulder dystocia, birth trauma, and permanent injury to the neonate increases. The purpose of this document is to quantify those risks, address the accuracy and limitations of methods for estimating fetal weight, and suggest clinical management for a pregnancy with suspected fetal macrosomia.
November 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776066/practice-bulletin-no-173-summary-fetal-macrosomia
#19
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Suspected fetal macrosomia is encountered commonly in obstetric practice. As birth weight increases, the likelihood of labor abnormalities, shoulder dystocia, birth trauma, and permanent injury to the neonate increases. The purpose of this document is to quantify those risks, address the accuracy and limitations of methods for estimating fetal weight, and suggest clinical management for a pregnancy with suspected fetal macrosomia.
November 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771603/atraumatic-diplaced-bilateral-femoral-neck-fracture-in-a-patient-with-hypophosphatemic-rickets-in-postpartum-period-a-missed-diagnosis
#20
Erdal Uzun, Ali Eray Günay, Turan Bilge Kızkapan, Mahmut Mutlu
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous bilateral femoral neck fracture is an uncommon condition. There are very few cases reported in the literature and most of these cases have underlying bone pathologies such as renal osteodystrophy and osteomalacia. In some cases bilateral femoral neck fractures occur due to generalized seizures or high-energy trauma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this case report "atraumatic bilateral femoral neck fracture in a 26year old woman in postpartum period with hypophosphatemic rickets disease" is presented...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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