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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650726/maternal-health-related-behaviours-during-pregnancy-a-critical-public-health-issue
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Aleksandra Górniaczyk, Barbara Czech-Szczapa, Maciej Sobkowski, Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska
AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the health-related behaviours of pregnant women. Maternal health-related habits, use of psychoactive medicines, diet, prevention of neural tube defects, oral cavity hygiene, chronic diseases and physical activity were analysed in a group of pregnant women attending antenatal classes. METHODS: Hundred pregnant women recruited from various antenatal classes in Poznań, Poland, were investigated using a questionnaire based on the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644074/reinforcing-marginality-maternal-health-interventions-in-rural-nicaragua
#2
Birgit Kvernflaten
To achieve Millennium Development Goal 5 on maternal health, many countries have focused on marginalized women who lack access to care. Promoting facility-based deliveries to ensure skilled birth attendance and emergency obstetric care has become a main measure for preventing maternal deaths, so women who opt for home births are often considered 'marginal' and in need of targeted intervention. Drawing upon ethnographic data from Nicaragua, this paper critically examines the concept of marginality in the context of official efforts to increase institutional delivery amongst the rural poor, and discusses lack of access to health services among women living in peripheral areas as a process of marginalization...
June 23, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635575/-high-risk-obstetrics-in-tertiary-centres-anaesthetist-hybrid-operating-suite-and-obstetric-critical-care-unit
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C D van der Marel, A J Eggink, R J Stolker
The frequency of pregnancy-related morbidity has increased over recent decades, as has the number of patients with complex congenital cardiac anomalies reaching fertile age, resulting in an increasing number of high-risk pregnancies. In order to optimalise maternal and foetal outcome in these patients, not only is the availability of optimal in-hospital facilities (e.g. obstetric critical care unit, hybrid operating suite) important, but also a multidisciplinary approach which is mandatory for successful maternal and foetal outcome...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625299/managing-major-obstetric-haemorrhage-pharmacotherapy-and-transfusion
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REVIEW
Rachel Collis, Emilia Guasch
Major obstetric haemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality. A prescriptive approach to early recognition and management is critical to improving outcomes. Uterine atony is the primary cause of post-partum haemorrhage. First-line prevention and treatment include the administration of uterine tonic agents; other conservative measures include uterine cavity tamponade and uterine compression sutures. Interventional radiology procedures have been used for both prophylaxis and treatment, but a hysterectomy may be necessary if conservative measures fail...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622146/relationship-between-various-maternal-conditions-and-lactic-acid-dehydrogenase-activity-in-umbilical-cord-blood-at-birth
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Evangelos Patavoukas, Josefina Åberg-Liesaho, Cecilia Pegelow Halvorsen, Birger Winbladh, Eva Wiberg-Itzel
BACKGROUND: Lactic acid dehydrogenase (LDH) is a valuable marker for some of the most important diseases in newborns and the plasma LDH activity in newborns correlates well with conditions such as asphyxia. If LDH should be considered as a useful tool also in obstetric care, key factors associated with maternal health before and during pregnancy which could affect umbilical cord LDH activity need to be known. The aims of this study were to explore relationships between selected maternal conditions and arterial lactic acid dehydrogenase activity (aLDH) in umbilical cord blood at delivery...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621050/maternal-morbidity-and-associated-factors-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-karachi-a-critical-analysis
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Haleema Akhter Hashmi, Sarwat Umer, Syed Ijlal Ahmed
AIM: The study was conducted to identify maternal morbidity and associated factors such intensive care unit admission and surgical intervention. METHODS: Pregnant and six-week post-partum women without any other comorbidy were recruited from January 2014 to December 2015 from the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi. A structurally designed questionnaire was used to record demographic data and factors related to the management and intervention of maternal conclusions...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617197/chronic-early-life-stress-induced-by-limited-bedding-and-nesting-lbn-material-in-rodents-critical-considerations-of-methodology-outcomes-and-translational-potential
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Claire-Dominique Walker, Kevin G Bath, Marian Joels, Aniko Korosi, Muriel Larauche, Paul J Lucassen, Margaret J Morris, Charlis Raineki, Tania L Roth, Regina M Sullivan, Yvette Taché, Tallie Z Baram
The immediate and long term effects of exposure to early life stress (ELS) have been documented in humans and animal models. Even relatively brief periods of stress during the first 10 days of life in rodents can impact later behavioral regulation and the vulnerability to develop adult pathologies, in particular an impairment of cognitive functions and neurogenesis, but also modified social, emotional and conditioned fear responses. The development of preclinical models of ELS exposure allows the examination of mechanisms and testing of therapeutic approaches that are not possible in humans...
June 15, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614969/short-hospitalization-after-caesarean-delivery-effects-on-maternal-pain-and-stress-at-discharge
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Vincenzo Zanardo, Lara Giliberti, Francesca Volpe, Alphonse Simbi, Pietro Guerrini, Matteo Parotto, Gianluca Straface
PURPOSE: To characterize predischarge maternal pain and stress after Caesarean delivery and short hospitalization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a descriptive study with 60 women in the postoperative period of Caesarean section and 60 control women after vaginal delivery. Pain and stress were measured by McGill Pain Questionnaire (MGPQ, Melzack and Torgerson, 1971) and by the Stress Measure (Psychological Stress Measure (PSM), Lemyre, 1987), respectively at mother-infant dyad discharge, scheduled at 36 hours after delivery...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606020/neonatal-hearing-screening-in-remote-areas-of-china-a-comparison-between-rural-and-urban-populations
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Wu Wenjin, Tang Xiangrong, Li Yun, Lü Jingrong, Chen Jianyong, Wang Xueling, Huang Zhiwu, Wu Hao
Objectives Universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) started late in some underdeveloped areas in China, with relatively scarce screening resources and a wide regional distribution. This study aimed to compare the screening performance between rural and urban populations, and to examine the characteristics and problems of UNHS in underdeveloped regions in China. Methods A two-step hearing screening program was used in neonates born in Liuzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital and in patients who were born in other hospitals, but admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599674/cluster-randomized-trial-of-a-mhealth-intervention-imtecho-to-improve-delivery-of-proven-maternal-neonatal-and-child-care-interventions-through-community-based-accredited-social-health-activists-ashas-by-enhancing-their-motivation-and-strengthening-supervision
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Dhiren Modi, Shrey Desai, Kapilkumar Dave, Shobha Shah, Gayatri Desai, Nishith Dholakia, Ravi Gopalan, Pankaj Shah
BACKGROUND: To facilitate the delivery of proven maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) services, a new cadre of village-based frontline workers, called the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), was created in 2005 under the aegis of the National Rural Health Mission in India. Evaluations have noted that coverage of selected MNCH services to be delivered by the ASHAs is low. Reasons for low coverage are inadequate supervision and support to ASHAs apart from insufficient skills, poor quality of training, and complexity of tasks to be performed...
June 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584736/maternal-near-miss-audit-lessons-to-be-learnt
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REVIEW
Meenakshi Kalhan, Srishti Singh, Anita Punia, Jai Prakash
Mother and child constitute a large, vulnerable, and a priority group as the risk is involved with childbearing in women and of growth and development in children. For every woman who dies from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes, it is estimated that twenty more suffer from pregnancy-related illness or experience other severe complications. These women who nearly escape death are categorized under "near miss" which has been defined as "a woman who nearly died but survived a complication that occurred during pregnancy, childbirth or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy...
April 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584433/critically-ill-obstetric-patients-in-a-general-critical-care-unit-a-5-years-retrospective-study-in-a-public-teaching-hospital-of-eastern-india
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Sugata Dasgupta, Tulika Jha, Priyojit Bagchi, Shipti Sradha Singh, Ramprasad Gorai, Sourav Das Choudhury
BACKGROUND: Critical care services are essential for the subset of obstetric patients suffering from severe maternal morbidity. Studies on obstetric critical care are important for benchmarking the issues which need to be addressed while managing critically ill obstetric patients. Although there are several published studies on obstetric critical care from India and abroad, studies from Eastern India are limited. The present study was conducted to fill in this lacuna and to audit the obstetric critical care admissions over a 5 years' period...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580447/association-of-regional-disparity-of-obstetrics-and-gynecologic-services-with-children-and-infants-mortality-rates-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sogand Tourani, Mohammad Zarezadeh, Mehdi Raadabadi, Fatemeh Pourshariati
BACKGROUND: Equity in distribution of resources is considered as an important priority in health care systems. Equitable distribution of obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn) services in the country level is critical in maternal and neonatal health for qualitative promotion of maternal care in pregnancy, delivery, and post-delivery periods. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at determining regional disparity of obstetrics and gynecology services and its association with children and infants mortality rates...
March 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569134/incidence-and-outcome-of-severe-ante-partum-hemorrhage-at-the-teaching-hospital-yalgado-ou%C3%A3-draogo-in-burkina-faso
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Martin Lankoande, Papougnezambo Bonkoungou, Sosthène Ouandaogo, Marcelin Dayamba, Ali Ouedraogo, Francis Veyckmans, Nazinigouba Ouédraogo
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is the main cause of maternal death during pregnancy. This study aims to evaluate incidence and outcomes of Severe Ante Partum Hemorrhage (SAPH) during the third trimester of pregnancy prior to delivery. METHODS: Analytical cross-sectional study with prospective data collection during 12 months in Yalgado Ouedraogo Hospital, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In this context SAPH is specifically referring to Ante Partum Hemorrhage (APH) and Intra Partum Hemorrhage (IPH) in the 3rd trimester...
May 31, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566088/factors-associated-with-utilization-of-skilled-service-delivery-among-women-in-rural-northern-ghana-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
William Gudu, Bright Addo
BACKGROUND: Ghana's current Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 319 per 100,000 live births makes achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal of 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births or less by 2030 appear to be illusory. Skilled assistance during childbirth is a critical strategy to reducing maternal mortality, yet the proportion of deliveries taking place within health facilities where such assistance is provided is very low in Ghana, with huge disparity between urban and rural women...
May 31, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559681/international-human-rights-and-the-mistreatment-of-women-during-childbirth
#16
Rajat Khosla, Christina Zampas, Joshua P Vogel, Meghan A Bohren, Mindy Roseman, Joanna N Erdman
International human rights bodies have played a critical role in codifying, setting standards, and monitoring human rights violations in the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights. In recent years, these institutions have developed and applied human rights standards in the more particular context of maternal mortality and morbidity, and have increasingly recognized a critical human rights issue in the provision and experience of care during and after pregnancy, including during childbirth. However, the international human rights standards on mistreatment during facility-based childbirth remain, in an early stage of development, focused largely on a discrete subset of experiences, such as forced sterilization and lack of access to emergency obstetric care...
December 2016: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553262/differing-complex-microbiota-alter-disease-severity-of-the-il-10-mouse-model-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
Marcia L Hart, Aaron C Ericsson, Craig L Franklin
It is estimated that 1.4 million people in the United States suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), with an overall annual health care cost of more than $1.7 billion. Although the exact etiology of this disease remains unknown, research suggests that it is a multifactorial disease associated with aberrant gastrointestinal microbial populations (dysbiosis). The C57BL/6 and C3H/HeJBir mouse strains with targeted mutations in the IL-10 gene are commonly used models to study IBD. However, anecdotally, disease phenotype can vary in severity from lab to lab...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545540/assessment-of-coverage-of-preventive-treatment-and-insecticide-treated-mosquito-nets-in-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-services-in-11-districts-in-mozambique-in-2011-the-critical-role-of-supply-chain
#18
Cristolde Salomão, Jahit Sacarlal, Eduardo Samo Gudo
BACKGROUND: Malaria during pregnancy is associated with poor maternal and pregnancy outcome and the World Health Organization recommends the administration of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) to all pregnant women attending antenatal care (ANC) services. This study was conducted with the aim to assess the uptake of IPTp and ITNs in pregnant women attending ANC services and correlate with ANC attendance and frequency of stock-outs in 22 health facilities Mozambique...
May 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545533/food-beliefs-and-practices-among-the-kalenjin-pregnant-women-in-rural-uasin-gishu-county-kenya
#19
Roselyter Monchari Riang'a, Jacqueline Broerse, Anne Kisaka Nangulu
BACKGROUND: Understanding food beliefs and practices is critical to the development of dietary recommendations, nutritional programmes, and educational messages. This study aimed to understand the pregnancy food beliefs and practices and the underlying reasons for these among the contemporary rural Kalenjin communities of Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. METHODS: Through semi-structured interviews, data was collected from 154 pregnant and post-natal Kalenjin women about restricted and recommended foods, and why they are restricted or recommended during pregnancy...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545473/defining-disrespect-and-abuse-of-newborns-a-review-of-the-evidence-and-an-expanded-typology-of-respectful-maternity-care
#20
REVIEW
Emma Sacks
Amid increased attention to quality of obstetric care and respectful maternity care globally, insufficient focus has been given to quality of care and respectful care for newborns in the postnatal period. Especially in low and middle income countries, where low utilisation of obstetric and neonatal services is of concern, it is plausible that poor quality of care or mistreatment of newborns or stillborn infants will influence future care seeking, both for the health care needs of the growing infant and for subsequent pregnancies...
May 25, 2017: Reproductive Health
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