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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664053/labor-onset-oxytocin-use-and-epidural-anesthesia-for-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-section-and-associated-effects-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china-a-retrospective-study
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Shao-Wen Wu, He Dian, Wei-Yuan Zhang
Background: In the mainland of China, the trial of labor after cesarean section is still a relatively new technique. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of labor onset, oxytocin use, and epidural anesthesia on maternal and neonatal outcomes for vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) in a tertiary hospital in China. Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out on 212 VBAC cases between January 2015 and June 2017 in Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661092/evaluation-of-fetal-serum-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-in-deliveries-complicated-by-nuchal-cord
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Hatice Akkaya, Gülsüm Uysal, Barış Büke, Gamze Gök, Özcan Erel, Çiğdem Karakükçü
AIM: To investigate the serum thiol/disulphide homeostasis in deliveries complicated by nuchal cord (NC) and to compare the results with healthy deliveries (without NC). METHODS: This prospective controlled study included 48 pregnant women complicated by NC and 48 similar gestational aged healthy pregnant women during labour. Fetal umbilical cord serum samples were collected during labour and the thiol/disulphide homeostasis was measured by using an automated assay method...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659625/st-waveform-analysis-for-monitoring-hypoxic-distress-in-fetal-sheep-after-prolonged-umbilical-cord-occlusion
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Peter Andriessen, Alex Zwanenburg, Judith O E H van Laar, Rik Vullings, Ben J M Hermans, Hendrik J Niemarkt, Reint K Jellema, Daan R M G Ophelders, Tim G A M Wolfs, Boris W Kramer, Tammo Delhaas
INTRODUCTION: The inconclusive clinical results for ST-waveform analysis (STAN) in detecting fetal hypoxemia may be caused by the signal processing of the STAN-device itself. We assessed the performance of a clinical STAN device in signal processing and in detecting hypoxemia in a fetal sheep model exposed to prolonged umbilical cord occlusion (UCO). METHODS: Eight fetal lambs were exposed to 25 minutes of UCO. ECG recordings were analyzed during a baseline period and during UCO...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658450/-influence-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-pregnancy-on-pregnancy-outcomes-and-neonates
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Shu-Juan Fan, Jun-Xi Xiang, Mi Xiao, Fang-Hui Wang, Xiao-Jie Lin, Xi-Hui Zhou, Ting Ai, Li Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study the influence of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) on pregnancy outcomes and neonates. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for 33 APIP patients and 31 neonates born alive. RESULTS: Of the 33 APIP patients, 26 (79%) developed APIP in the late pregnancy. Fourteen (45%) patients had hyperlipidemic APIP, 13 (42%) had biliary APIP, and 4 (13%) had other types of APIP. According to the severity, 22 (67%) were mild APIP, 5 (15%) were moderate APIP, and 6 were severe APIP...
April 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628596/subarachnoid-block-a-safe-choice-for-cesarean-section-in-neurofibromatosis-patient-with-severe-kyphoscoliosis
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Ibrahim Demir, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Mehmet Salim Akdemir
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal-dominant neuroectodermal hereditary disorder, in which spinal skeletal deformities are one of the manifestations. Pectus carinatum, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and kyphoscoliosis can be seen with this genetic disorder which can lead to cardiorespiratory system problems and can cause difficulty in airway management. We present the anesthetic management of a NF1 patient with a sharp thoracolumbar dystrophic kyphoscoliosis who have been posted for emergency cesarean section as a result of fetal distress...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626709/impact-of-the-mode-of-delivery-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcome-in-spontaneous-onset-breech-labor-at-32-0-36-6-weeks-of-gestation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Elli Toivonen, Outi Palomäki, Päivi Korhonen, Heini Huhtala, Jukka Uotila
OBJECTIVE: To compare neonatal and maternal outcomes in spontaneously onset preterm breech deliveries after trial of labor (BTOL) and intended cesarean section (BCS), and between BTOL and vertex control deliveries, in singleton fetuses at 32+0 -36+6  weeks of gestation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective single center cohort study in a Finnish University Hospital including all spontaneous-onset preterm breech deliveries with 32 completed gestational weeks in 2003-2015...
March 30, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622577/analysis-of-caesarean-sections-using-robson-10-group-classification-system-in-a-university-hospital-in-eastern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Abera Kenay Tura, Olga Pijpers, Myrna de Man, Myrthe Cleveringa, Ingeborg Koopmans, Tadesse Gure, Jelle Stekelenburg
OBJECTIVE: To analyse caesarean section (CS) using Robson 10-group classification system in an Ethiopian university hospital. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: A university hospital in eastern, Ethiopia. PARTICIPANTS: 980 women who underwent CS from January 2016 to April 2017. MAIN OUTCOME: Robson groups (1-10-based on gestational age, fetal presentation, number of fetus, onset of labour and history of CS) and indications for CS...
April 4, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607558/outcome-reporting-across-randomised-trials-and-observational-studies-evaluating-treatments-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Helen Perry, James M N Duffy, Ogochukwu Umadia, Asma Khalil
BACKGROUND: Twin-Twin Transfusion syndrome is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Potential treatments require robust evaluation. The aim of this study was to evaluate outcome reporting across observational studies and randomised controlled trials assessing treatments for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE and Medline were searched from inception to August 2016. Observational studies and randomised controlled trials reporting outcomes following a treatment for TTTS in monochorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies and monochorionic-triamniotic or dichorionic-triamniotic triplet pregnancies were included...
April 1, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607328/maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-pregnant-dengue-patients-in-mexico
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Carlos Machain-Williams, Eric Raga, Carlos M Baak-Baak, Sungmin Kiem, Bradley J Blitvich, Celso Ramos
To increase our understanding of the consequences of dengue virus infection during pregnancy, a retrospective analysis was performed on the medical records of all completed pregnancies (live births and pregnancy losses) at nine public hospitals in the Gulf of Mexico from January to October 2013. Eighty-two patients developed clinical, laboratory-confirmed dengue virus infections while pregnant. Of these, 54 (65.9%) patients were diagnosed with dengue without warning signs, 15 (18.3%) patients were diagnosed with dengue with warning signs, and 13 (15...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587658/de-medicalization-of-birth-by-reducing-the-use-of-oxytocin-for-augmentation-among-first-time-mothers-a-prospective-intervention-study
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L C Gaudernack, K F Frøslie, T M Michelsen, N Voldner, M Lukasse
BACKGROUND: The use of synthetic oxytocin for augmentation of labor is rapidly increasing worldwide. Hyper-stimulation is the most significant side effect, which may cause fetal distress and operative delivery. We performed an intervention consisting of an educational program and modified guidelines to achieve a more appropriate use of oxytocin. METHODS: This prospective intervention study included 431 first-time mothers at term with spontaneous onset of labor before (October 2012 to May 2013), and 664 after the intervention (April 2014 to April 2015)...
March 27, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580790/recognition-of-neonatal-lymphatic-flow-disorder-fetal-mr-findings-and-postnatal-mr-lymphangiogram-correlation
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David M Biko, Jordan A Johnstone, Yoav Dori, Teresa Victoria, Edward R Oliver, Maxim Itkin
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe prenatal and postnatal imaging features and outcomes of neonates with neonatal lymphatic disorders (NLDs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review board-approved search of the radiology database for patients with NLD identified five patients. Inclusion criteria include prenatal imaging (fetal magnetic resonance [MR] imaging and ultrasound) and postnatal three-dimensional T2 Sampling Perfection with Application optimized Contrasts using different flip angle Evolution (SPACE) and dynamic contrast-enhanced MR lymphangiography within 6 months of life...
March 23, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570713/maternal-fetal-and-perinatal-factors-associated-with-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-sweden-a-national-case-control-study
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Margareta Ahle, Peder Drott, Anders Elfvin, Roland E Andersson
OBJECTIVE: To analyze associations of maternal, fetal, gestational, and perinatal factors with necrotizing enterocolitis in a matched case-control study based on routinely collected, nationwide register data. STUDY DESIGN: All infants born in 1987 through 2009 with a diagnosis of necrotizing enterocolitis in any of the Swedish national health care registers were identified. For each case up to 6 controls, matched for birth year and gestational age, were selected...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570701/infant-outcome-at-four-years-of-age-after-intrapartum-sampling-of-scalp-blood-lactate-for-fetal-assessment-a-cohort-study
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Nana Wiberg, Tobias Wirenfeldt Klausen, Tobias Tyrberg, Lennart Nordström, Eva Wiberg-Itzel
OBJECTIVE: To correlate the value of lactate in fetal scalp blood at delivery and the outcomes of the offspring at four years of age. METHODS: Cases where scalp blood lactate was taken within sixty minutes before delivery were identified from the randomized trial "Determination of pH or lactate in fetal scalp blood in management of intrapartum fetal distress". Data were grouped according to the generally accepted cutoffs for normality, pre-acidemia, acidemia and concentrations above mean +2 SD during the second stage...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560164/comparison-of-umbilical-artery-doppler-and-non-stress-test-in-assessment-of-fetal-well-being-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Shirin Niromanesh, Mahboobeh Shirazi, Mitra Eftekhariyazdi, Forough Mortazavi
Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy and is related to poor perinatal outcomes. Reduction of neonatal complications of GDM is feasible by assessment of fetal well-being. Both fetal Doppler and NST are used for the screening of high-risk pregnancies. Objective: We aimed to compare the non-stress test (NST) and umbilical artery (UA) Doppler assessments for evaluation of the adverse perinatal outcomes in GDM...
December 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551093/emergency-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-ruptured-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-related-hemothorax-in-a-pregnant-woman-a-case-report
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Hu-Lin Christina Wang, Jia-Hao Zhang, Cheng-Hung How
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are rare vascular abnormalities that permit direct communication between the pulmonary artery and vein. During pregnancy, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation carries an increased risk of enlargement and rupture, which could lead to life-threatening hemothorax. This is the first case reporting successful thoracoscopic surgery for a pregnant woman with pulmonary arteriovenous malformation rupture-related hemothorax. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 32-year-old pregnant Asian woman (31 weeks' gestation) whose pulmonary arteriovenous malformation ruptured, leading to right-sided spontaneous tension hemothorax...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549194/emilia-romagna-study-on-pregnancy-and-exposure-to-antiepileptic-drugs-espea-a-population-based-study-on-prescription-patterns-pregnancy-outcomes-and-fetal-health
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Barbara Mostacci, Francesca Bisulli, Elisabetta Poluzzi, Guido Cocchi, Carlo Piccinni, Alessandra Curti, Giuliana Simonazzi, Gianni Astolfi, Nicola Rizzo, Corrado Zenesini, Roberto D'Alessandro, Paolo Tinuper
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of antiepileptic drug (AED) exposure in pregnant women and the comparative risk of terminations of pregnancy (TOPs), spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, major birth defects (MBDs), neonatal distress and small for gestational age (SGA) infants following intrauterine AED exposure in the Emilia Romagna region, Italy (4 459 246 inhabitants on 31 December 2011). METHODS: We identified all deliveries and hospitalised abortions in Emilia Romagna in the period 2009-2011 from the certificate of delivery assistance registry (Certificato di Assistenza al Parto- CedAP) and the hospital discharge card registry, exposure to AEDs from the reimbursed drug prescription registries, MBDs from the regional registry of congenital malformations, and Apgar scores and cases of SGA from the CedAP...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544795/associations-of-maternal-iodine-status-and-thyroid-function-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-henan-province-of-china
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Jin Yang, Yang Liu, Hongjie Liu, Heming Zheng, Xiaofeng Li, Lin Zhu, Zhe Wang
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to explore the effects of maternal iodine status and thyroid diseases on adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on 2347 pregnant women, who provided 2347 urinary samples tested for iodine, 1082 serum samples tested for thyroid function, and 2347 questionnaires about demographic information. Their pregnancy outcomes were recorded and compared between different urinary iodine concentration (UIC) and thyroid function groups...
May 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544375/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-pregnancies-with-isolated-fetal-congenital-heart-abnormalities
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Cathy Liu, Jade Lodge, Christopher Flatley, Alexander Gooi, Cameron Ward, Karen Eagleson, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To determine obstetric, intrapartum and perinatal outcomes for pregnancies with isolated fetal congenital heart defects (CHD). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of women that delivered an infant with an isolated major CHD between January 2010 and April 2017 at a major Australian perinatal centre. The study cohort was compared with a cohort of women with infants without CHD. Cardiac abnormalities were broadly subdivided into the following five categories using the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10) as a guide - transposition of the great arteries (TGA), septal defects, right heart lesions (RHL), left heart lesions (LHL) and "other"...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523603/resolution-of-severe-fetal-distress-following-treatment-of-maternal-diabetic-ketoacidosis
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Yang Huang Grace Ng, Tat Xin Ee, Devendra Kanagalingam, Hak Koon Tan
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) during pregnancy is a serious metabolic complication of diabetes with high mortality and morbidity if not detected and treated immediately. We report a case of a woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus who had poorly controlled diabetes in the first half of pregnancy and developed DKA at 29 weeks gestation. At presentation, she had a pathological fetal heart tracing but delivery was delayed for maternal stabilisation and reversal of acidosis. Once hyperglycaemia, acidosis and maternal stabilisation were achieved, fetal compromise resolved and delivery was no longer indicated...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523274/an-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-of-655-is-not-a-reliable-cut-off-value-for-predicting-perinatal-outcomes-in-women-with-preeclampsia
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Myriam Stolz, Harald Zeisler, Florian Heinzl, Julia Binder, Alex Farr
OBJECTIVES: The ratio of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) to placental growth factor (PlGF) is increased in preeclampsia. This study evaluated perinatal outcomes in cases with an sFlt-1:PlGF ratio above 655. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively analyzed data from all consecutive women with singleton pregnancies who presented with clinically manifest preeclampsia and underwent immediate sFlt-1:PlGF assessment. Cases with an sFlt-1:PlGF ratio ≥ 655 were matched 1:1 for gestational age to controls with a ratio < 655...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
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