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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907898/obstetrical-and-perinatal-outcomes-following-blastocyst-transfer-compared-to-cleavage-transfer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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W P Martins, C O Nastri, L Rienzi, S Z van der Poel, C R Gracia, C Racowsky
STUDY QUESTION: Is blastocyst transfer safe when compared to cleavage stage embryo transfer regarding obstetric and perinatal outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The clinical equipoise between blastocyst and cleavage stage embryo transfer remains as the evidence associating blastocyst transfer with some adverse perinatal outcomes is of low/very low quality. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Extended embryo culture to the blastocyst stage provides some theoretical advantages and disadvantages...
November 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895065/social-determinants-and-maternal-exposure-to-intimate-partner-violence-of-obstetric-patients-with-severe-maternal-morbidity-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Beatriz Paulina Ayala Quintanilla, Angela Taft, Susan McDonald, Wendy Pollock, Joel Christian Roque Henriquez
INTRODUCTION: Maternal mortality is a potentially preventable public health issue. Maternal morbidity is increasingly of interest to aid the reduction of maternal mortality. Obstetric patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are an important part of the global burden of maternal morbidity. Social determinants influence health outcomes of pregnant women. Additionally, intimate partner violence has a great negative impact on women's health and pregnancy outcome. However, little is known about the contextual and social aspects of obstetric patients treated in the ICU...
November 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891665/spectral-summation-and-facilitation-in-on-and-off-responses-for-optimized-representation-of-communication-calls-in-mouse-inferior-colliculus
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Alexander G Akimov, Marina A Egorova, Günter Ehret
Selectivity for processing of species-specific vocalizations and communication sounds has often been associated with the auditory cortex. The midbrain inferior colliculus, however, is the first center in the auditory pathways of mammals integrating acoustic information processed in separate nuclei and channels in the brainstem and, therefore, could significantly contribute to enhance the perception of species' communication sounds. Here, we used natural wriggling calls of mouse pups, which communicate need for maternal care to adult females, and further 15 synthesized sounds to test the hypothesis that neurons in the central nucleus of the inferior colliculus of adult females optimize their response rates for reproduction of the three main harmonics (formants) of wriggling calls...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889305/invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-fetal-thalassemia
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REVIEW
Dong-Zhi Li, Yan-Dong Yang
Thalassemia is the most common monogenic inherited disease worldwide, affecting individuals originating from many countries to various extents. As the disease requires long-term care, prevention of the homozygous state presents a substantial global disease burden. The comprehensively preventive programs involve carrier detections, molecular diagnostics, genetic counseling, and prenatal diagnosis. Invasive prenatal diagnosis refers to obtaining fetal material by chorionic villus sampling (CVS) at the first trimester, and by amniocentesis or cordocentesis at the second trimester...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884185/the-inescapable-question-of-fairness-in-pay-for-performance-bonus-distribution-a-qualitative-study-of-health-workers-experiences-in-tanzania
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Victor Chimhutu, Nils Gunnar Songstad, Marit Tjomsland, Mwifadhi Mrisho, Karen Marie Moland
BACKGROUND: During the last decade there has been a growing concern about the lack of results in the health sectors of many low income countries. Progress has been particularly slow in maternal- and child health. Prompted by the need to accelerate progress towards these health outcomes, pay-for- performance (P4P) schemes have been initiated in a number of countries. This paper explores the perceptions and experiences of health workers with P4P bonus distribution in the health system context of rural Tanzania...
November 25, 2016: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846406/encourages-and-guides-or-diagnoses-and-monitors-woman-centred-ness-in-the-discourse-of-professional-midwifery-bodies
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M P O'Malley-Keighran, G Lohan
OBJECTIVE: the purpose of this study was to conduct a preliminary exploration of the language used by midwifery professional bodies to define the scope of practice of midwives in relation to woman-centred care. DESIGN: this is a qualitative study in which Critical Discourse Analysis and Transitivity Analysis from the Systemic Functional Linguistics tradition were used. Data were sampled from nine international midwifery professional bodies. FINDINGS: three general types of definitions of scope of practice were identified; a formal type which focused on midwifery practice in which the midwife and woman were largely absent as agents, a second, less formal type which focused on the midwife as agent, from which the woman was largely absent as an active participant and one exception to the pattern which featured the woman as agent...
October 28, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846124/effectiveness-and-experiences-of-families-and-support-workers-participating-in-peer-led-parenting-support-programs-delivered-as-home-visiting-programs-a-comprehensive-systematic-review
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Ailsa Munns, Robin Watts, Desley Hegney, Roz Walker
BACKGROUND: Designing child and family health services to meet the diverse needs of contemporary families is intended to minimize impacts of early disadvantage and subsequent lifelong health and social issues. Innovative programs to engage families with child and family support services have led to interest in the potential value of peer-led home visiting from parents in local communities. There is a range of benefits and challenges identified in a limited number of studies associated with home visiting peer support...
October 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843850/birth-preparedness-and-complication-readiness-among-women-of-bankura-district-west-bengal
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Dipta Kanti Mukhopadhyay, Sharmistha Bhattacherjee, Sujishnu Mukhopadhyay, Sarmila Malik, Susmita Nayak, Akhil Bandhu Biswas
BACKGROUND: Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) is the process of planning for normal birth and anticipating the actions needed in case of an emergency which is critical in averting maternal morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To find out awareness and practices regarding BPCR among pregnant and recently delivered women in Bankura, West Bengal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, community-based study was carried out among 120 pregnant women and 235 recently delivered women...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842632/a-cross-sectional-study-of-peripartum-blood-transfusion-in-the-eastern-cape-south-africa
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K Van den Berg, E M Bloch, A S Aku, M Mabenge, D V Creel, G J Hofmeyr, E L Murphy
BACKGROUND: Obstetric haemorrhage (OH) remains a major contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality. Blood transfusion is critical in OH management; yet, data on peripartum transfusion are lacking. A pilot study reported high rates of peripartum transfusion in a sample of South African (SA) hospitals, which was independently associated with HIV status. OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of peripartum transfusion in a sample of Eastern Cape, SA hospitals to evaluate generalisability of preceding study findings...
November 2, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826131/preconception-care-education-for-women-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-of-conventional-and-digital-health-interventions
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REVIEW
Chidiebere Hope Nwolise, Nicola Carey, Jill Shawe
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, 199.5 million women have diabetes mellitus (DM). Preconception care (PCC) education starting from adolescence has been recommended as an effective strategy for safeguarding maternal and child health. However, traditional preconception care advice provided by health care professionals (HCPs) within clinic settings is hindered by inadequate resources, suboptimal coverage, and busy clinics. Electronic health (eHealth), which is instrumental in solving problems around scarce health resources, could be of value in overcoming these limitations and be used to improve preconception care and pregnancy outcomes for women with DM...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816156/cardiac-lesions-in-the-critical-care-setting
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REVIEW
Manisha Gandhi, Amir A Shamshirsaz
The long-held belief that pregnancy is absolutely contraindicated in maternal cardiovascular disease is no longer justifiable using evidence-base medicine. There are some conditions in which pregnancy is contraindicated, and high maternal risk and poor fetal outcome can be predicted. However, in many women with heart disease, a more favorable maternal and fetal outcome is expected. This article focusses on the cardiac conditions that require more attention and have the potential to require observation in the intensive care unit setting...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816150/critical-care-for-the-obstetrician-and-gynecologist-obstetric-hemorrhage-and-disseminated-intravascular-coagulopathy
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REVIEW
Arthur Jason Vaught
Obstetric hemorrhage accounts for 5% all deliveries in the United States and accounts for high maternal morbidity and mortality. Many hemorrhages are secondary to uterine atony and are quickly ameliorated with appropriate uterotonic use. However, for a subset of cases, severe hemorrhage may require advanced resuscitative techniques, and innovative procedural and surgical techniques. This article guides a provider through such a resuscitation.
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812124/factors-determining-quality-of-care-in-family-planning-services-in-africa-a-systematic-review-of-mixed-evidence
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Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Judith Streak Gomersall, Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Caroline O Laurence
BACKGROUND: Improving use of family planning services is key to improving maternal health in Africa, and provision of quality of care in family planning services is critical to support higher levels of contraceptive uptake. The objective of this systematic review was to synthesize the available evidence on factors determining the quality of care in family planning services in Africa. METHODS: Quantitative and qualitative studies undertaken in Africa, published in English, in grey and commercial literature, between 1990 and 2015 were considered...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811594/effect-of-implementing-a-standardized-shoulder-dystocia-documentation-form-on-quality-of-delivery-notes
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Lisa C Zuckerwise, Madison M Hustedt, Heather S Lipkind, Edmund F Funai, Cheryl A Raab, Christian M Pettker
OBJECTIVES: Complete and accurate documentation by the delivering provider in cases of shoulder dystocia is critical for providing clinical information and care to the patient and protecting providers from litigation risks. Standardized forms improve inclusion of certain data elements in the medical record, but the impact on subsequent narrative notes is unknown. We aimed to determine if implementation of a standardized shoulder dystocia documentation form improves obstetric provider written narrative delivery notes...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795833/timing-and-cause-of-perinatal-mortality-for-small-for-gestational-age-babies-in-south-africa-critical-periods-and-challenges-with-detection
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Tina Lavin, David B Preen, Robert Pattinson
BACKGROUND: Little information exists on timing and cause of death for small-for-gestational-age (SGA) babies in low-and-middle-income-countries (LMICs), despite evidence from high-income countries suggesting critical periods for SGA babies. This study explored the timing and cause of stillbirth and early neonatal mortality (END, <7 days) by small-for-gestational age in three provinces in South Africa. In South Africa, the largest category of perinatal deaths is unexplained stillbirth, of which up to one-quarter have intra-uterine growth restriction...
2016: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789310/severe-maternal-morbidity-and-comorbid-risk-in-hospitals-performing-1000-deliveries-per-year
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Mark P Hehir, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Zainab Siddiq, Mary E D'Alton, Alexander M Friedman
BACKGROUND: While research has demonstrated increasing risk for severe maternal morbidity in the United States, risk at lower volume hospitals remains poorly characterized. More than half of all obstetric units in the United States perform less than 1000 deliveries per year and improving care at these hospitals may be critical to reducing risk nationwide. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize maternal risk profiles and severe maternal morbidity at low-volume hospitals in the US...
October 24, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784101/primary-care-interventions-to-support-breastfeeding-updated-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Carrie D Patnode, Michelle L Henninger, Caitlyn A Senger, Leslie A Perdue, Evelyn P Whitlock
Importance: Although 80% of infants in the United States start breastfeeding, only 22% are exclusively breastfed up to around 6 months as recommended by a number of professional organizations. Objective: To systematically review the evidence on the benefits and harms of breastfeeding interventions to support the US Preventive Services Task Force in updating its 2008 recommendation. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and PsycINFO for studies published in the English language between January 1, 2008, and September 25, 2015...
October 25, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773712/perinatal-regionalization-a-geospatial-view-of-perinatal-critical-care-united-states-2010-2013
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Mary D Brantley, Nicole L Davis, David A Goodman, William M Callaghan, Wanda D Barfield
BACKGROUND: Perinatal services exist today as a dyad of maternal and neonatal care. When perinatal care is fragmented or unavailable, excess morbidity and mortality may occur in pregnant women and newborns. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to describe spatial relationships between women of reproductive age, individual perinatal subspecialists (maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology), and obstetric and neonatal critical care facilities in the United States to identify gaps in health care access...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769193/maternal-near-miss-and-quality-of-care-in-a-rural-rwandan-hospital
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Richard Kalisa, Stephen Rulisa, Thomas van den Akker, Jos van Roosmalen
BACKGROUND: The WHO Maternal Near Miss (MNM) approach was developed to evaluate and improve quality of obstetric care worldwide. This study aimed to study the incidence of MNM and quality of care at a district hospital in rural Rwanda by applying this approach. METHODS: A facility based, prospective cohort study conducted at a district hospital in rural Rwanda between June 2013 and December 2014. Subjects were followed from time of admission to discharge or death...
October 21, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757754/postpartum-health-and-wellness-a-call-for-quality-woman-centered-care
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Sarah Verbiest, Erin Bonzon, Arden Handler
Introduction The first 3 months after giving birth can be a challenging time for many women. The Postpartum Health and Wellness special issue explores this period, one that is often overlooked and under-researched. Methods This issue is designed to bring greater focus to the need for woman-centered care during the postpartum period. Articles in this issue focus on four key areas: (1) the postpartum visit and access to care, (2) the content of postpartum care and postpartum health concerns, (3) interconception care including contraception, and (4) policy, systems, and measurement...
October 19, 2016: Maternal and Child Health Journal
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