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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141462/a-safety-review-of-medications-used-for-labour-induction
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Lili Sheibani, Deborah A Wing
Induction of labour is a commonly performed procedure around the world. There are various medications used for induction including those commonly used for cervical ripening (prostaglandins) and oxytocin. The ideal agent is one that decreases the time to achieving delivery without compromising maternal or neonatal safety. The 'optimal safe agent' remains undetermined. Areas covered: This article reviews the safety of currently used induction agents. Prostaglandins and oxytocin have proven to be effective in labour induction, and their profiles will be reviewed in this article...
November 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138035/defining-failed-induction-of-labor
#2
William A Grobman, Jennifer Bailit, Yinglei Lai, Uma M Reddy, Ronald J Wapner, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Kenneth J Leveno, Steve N Caritis, Mona Prasad, Alan T N Tita, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin, Dwight J Rouse, Sean C Blackwell, Jorge E Tolosa
BACKGROUND: While there are well-accepted standards for the diagnosis of arrested active-phase labor, the definition of a "failed" induction of labor remains less certain. One approach to diagnosing a failed induction is based on the duration of the latent phase. However, a standard for the minimum duration that the latent phase of a labor induction should continue, absent acute maternal or fetal indications for cesarean delivery, remains lacking. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes as a function of the duration of the latent phase among nulliparous women undergoing labor induction...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119736/yimu-san-improves-obstetric-ability-of-pregnant-mice-by-increasing-serum-oxytocin-levels-and-connexin-43-expression-in-uterine-smooth-muscle
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Qi-Huan Wang, Shuang Zhang, Li-Meng Qin, Wen-Jun Zhang, Feng-Hua Liu, Jian-Qin Xu, Yun-Fei Ma, Ke-Dao Teng
Prolonged farrowing remains one of the critical challenges in intensive pig farming. This study aims to explore the effects and mechanism of Yimu San (YMS), a Chinese veterinary medicine micro mist, on delivery ability with mouse models. Thirty-two pregnant mice were randomly divided into a control group and low-YMS, med-YMS, and high-YMS groups. The labor process time and stillbirth rate were recorded, the levels of serum oxytocin and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095502/obstetric-outcomes-after-conservative-treatment-for-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions-and-early-invasive-disease
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REVIEW
Maria Kyrgiou, Antonios Athanasiou, Ilkka E J Kalliala, Maria Paraskevaidi, Anita Mitra, Pierre Pl Martin-Hirsch, Marc Arbyn, Phillip Bennett, Evangelos Paraskevaidis
BACKGROUND: The mean age of women undergoing local treatment for pre-invasive cervical disease (cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia; CIN) or early cervical cancer (stage IA1) is around their 30s and similar to the age of women having their first child. Local cervical treatment has been correlated to adverse reproductive morbidity in a subsequent pregnancy, however, published studies and meta-analyses have reached contradictory conclusions. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of local cervical treatment for CIN and early cervical cancer on obstetric outcomes (after 24 weeks of gestation) and to correlate these to the cone depth and comparison group used...
November 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094374/birth-plans-impact-on-mode-of-delivery-obstetrical-interventions-and-birth-experience-satisfaction-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Yalda Afshar, Jenny Y Mei, Kimberly D Gregory, Sarah J Kilpatrick, Tania F Esakoff
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the presence of a birth plan was associated with mode of delivery, obstetrical interventions, and patient satisfaction. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies greater than 34 weeks' gestation powered to evaluate a difference in mode of delivery. Maternal characteristics, antenatal factors, neonatal characteristics, and patient satisfaction measures were compared between groups. Differences between groups were analyzed using chi-squared for categorical variables, Fisher exact test for dichotomous variables, and Wilcoxon rank sum test for continuous or ordinal variables...
November 2, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072051/effects-of-5-iu-oxytocin-bolus-and-20-iu-oxytocin-infusion-compared-to-5-iu-oxytocin-bolus-and-normal-saline-infusion-in-the-control-of-blood-loss-during-and-after-ante-partum-lower-segment-caesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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J Kajendran, G R Silva, S K Ranaraja
Introduction: Obstetric haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and in most cases it relates to uterine atony. Even though an oxytocin bolus is used routinely, additional infusion of oxytocin may be required if haemorrhage occurs. Objectives: To compare the effects of 20 IU oxytocin infusion and 5 IU bolus with 5 IU bolus and 500ml normal saline on the control of blood loss in antepartum lower segment caesarean section. Methods: A double-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka...
September 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037175/a-ten-year-study-of-midwife-led-care-at-an-austrian-tertiary-care-center-a-retrospective-analysis-with-special-consideration-of-perineal-trauma
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Barbara Bodner-Adler, Oliver Kimberger, Julia Griebaum, Peter Husslein, Klaus Bodner
BACKGROUND: In contrast to other countries, Austria rarely offers alternative models to medical led-care. In an attempt to improve the facilities, a midwife-led care service was incorporated within the Department of Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine. The aim of the present study was to analyze the maternal and neonatal outcomes of this approach. METHODS: Over a 10-years period, a total of 2123 low-risk women receiving midwife-led care were studied. Among these women, 148 required obstetric referral...
October 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963922/risk-of-maternal-fetal-and-neonatal-complications-associated-with-the-use-of-the-transcervical-balloon-catheter-in-induction-of-labour-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jip S M Gommers, Milou Diederen, Chris Wilkinson, Deborah Turnbull, Ben W J Mol
Induction of labour is one of the most frequently applied obstetrical interventions globally. Many studies have compared the use of balloon catheters with pharmacological agents. Although the safety of the balloon catheter is often mentioned, little has been written about the total spectrum of maternal and fetal morbidity associated with induction of labour using a balloon catheter. We evaluated the safety of labour induction with a transcervical balloon catheter by conducting a literature review with pooled risk assessments of the maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity...
November 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950923/adverse-life-events-psychiatric-history-and-biological-predictors-of-postpartum-depression-in-an-ethnically-diverse-sample-of-postpartum-women
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J Guintivano, P F Sullivan, A M Stuebe, T Penders, J Thorp, D R Rubinow, S Meltzer-Brody
BACKGROUND: Race, psychiatric history, and adverse life events have all been independently associated with postpartum depression (PPD). However, the role these play together in Black and Latina women remains inadequately studied. Therefore, we performed a case-control study of PPD, including comprehensive assessments of symptoms and biomarkers, while examining the effects of genetic ancestry. METHODS: We recruited our sample (549 cases, 968 controls) at 6 weeks postpartum from obstetrical clinics in North Carolina...
September 27, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899619/first-do-the-experiment-do-computerised-interpretation-of-cardiotocography-and-other-widely-used-interventions-improve-newborn-outcomes
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REVIEW
Philip Steer
The introduction of continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring (EFM) in labour has coincided with a steady and remarkable fall in perinatal mortality. Whether this is cause or coincidence remains unclear because randomised trials have been underpowered. Attempts to improve the sensitivity and specificity of fetal compromise detection using fetal blood sampling and pH measurement, pulse oximetry, and fetal electrocardiogram analysis have failed to provide evidence of additional value in randomised trials...
November 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898687/outcomes-of-mifepristone-usage-for-cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labour-in-full-term-pregnancy-randomized-controlled-trial
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Oleg R Baev, Valentina P Rumyantseva, Oleg V Tysyachnyu, Olga A Kozlova, Gennady T Sukhikh
OBJECTIVE: The most commonly used approved indications for mifepristone in obstetrics include: termination of early pregnancy, cervical dilatation prior to abortion, labour induction in case of fetal death in utero. Fewer studies have been conducted on the effect of mifepristone on cervical ripening and induction of labour in term pregnancy with a live fetus. The aim of our study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of mifepristone use for cervical ripening and induction of labour versus expectant management in full-term pregnancy...
October 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893211/clinical-performance-and-patient-outcome-after-simulation-based-training-in-prevention-and-management-of-postpartum-haemorrhage-an-educational-intervention-study-in-a-low-resource-setting
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Ellen Nelissen, Hege Ersdal, Estomih Mduma, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Jos Twisk, Jacqueline Broerse, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal mortality. Prevention and adequate treatment are therefore important. However, most births in low-resource settings are not attended by skilled providers, and knowledge and skills of healthcare workers that are available are low. Simulation-based training effectively improves knowledge and simulated skills, but the effectiveness of training on clinical behaviour and patient outcome is not yet fully understood. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of obstetric simulation-based training on the incidence of PPH and clinical performance of basic delivery skills and management of PPH...
September 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889657/the-physiologic-pattern-of-normal-labor-progression
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Jun Zhang, Tao Duan
The escalating frequency of obstetric interventions such as oxytocin augmentation and cesarean delivery has raised concerns to practitioners and the public. While maternal consequences of cesarean section are well recognized by obstetricians, the impact of cesarean birth on child health has come under the spot light in recent years. Mounting evidence is linking cesarean birth with childhood allergic disorders, such as asthma, childhood obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders (Cho CE, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;208:249-54...
September 10, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864269/uses-of-chitosan-for-treating-different-forms-of-serious-obstetrics-hemorrhages
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G Carles, C Dabiri, A Mchirgui, E O Saoudi, N Hcini, K Pouget, B Seve, B de Matteis
Postpartum hemorrhage is a major cause of maternal death worldwide. Many therapeutic strategies have been developed to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality like oxytocin, prostaglandin, and uterine balloons. A new member of the therapeutic arsenal has recently emerged, the chitosan (Celox(®)), used since several years by military doctors to stop bleeding of combat wounds. In 2012, a first study was reported with the successful use of chitosan-coated gauze to treat severe postpartum hemorrhage. We report here four cases of the use of chitosan to treat life-threatening obstetric bleeding...
August 31, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831553/efficacy-and-safety-of-misoprostol-dinoprostone-and-cook-s-balloon-for-labour-induction-in-women-with-foetal-growth-restriction-at-term
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Jorge Duro-Gómez, María Fernanda Garrido-Oyarzún, Ana Belén Rodríguez-Marín, Antonio Jesús de la Torre González, José Eduardo Arjona-Berral, Camil Castelo-Branco
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To compare effectiveness and safety of dinoprostone, misoprostol and Cook's balloon as labour-inducing agents in women with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) at term. METHODS: Retrospective cohort chart review of women diagnosed with foetal growth restriction at term in Reina Sofia Hospital, Cordoba, Spain from January 2014 to December 2015. Registration of baseline characteristics and method of induction was made. The main outcome was time from induction to delivery...
October 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820340/effect-of-support-supervision-on-maternal-and-newborn-health-services-and-practices-in-rural-eastern-uganda
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Angela N Kisakye, Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, John Bua, Martha Akulume, Gertrude Namazzi, Suzanne Namusoke Kiwanuka
BACKGROUND: Support supervision is one of the strategies used to check the quality of services provided at health facilities. From 2013 to 2015, Makerere University School of Public Health strengthened support supervision in the district of Kibuku, Kamuli and Pallisa in Eastern Uganda to improve the quality of maternal and newborn services. OBJECTIVE: This article assesses quality improvements in maternal and newborn care services and practices during this period...
August 2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819985/prediction-of-labor-outcome-using-serial-transperineal-ultrasound-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Chung Ming Chor, Liona Chiu Yee Poon, Tak Yeung Leung
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of predicting labor outcome using serial transperineal ultrasound (TPU) in the early active phase of labor. METHODS: This is a single center prospective observational study in a tertiary obstetrics unit in Hong Kong. Nulliparous women carrying singleton pregnancy at the onset of active phase of labor were recruited. Serial 3D volumes by TPU were acquired and then repeated after 1 and 2 h, which were subsequently analyzed for fetal head symphyseal distance (HSD), angle of progression (AoP), and fetal head progression distance (PD)...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759177/breastfeeding-outcomes-after-oxytocin-use-during-childbirth-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Elise N Erickson, Cathy L Emeis
INTRODUCTION: Despite widespread use of exogenous synthetic oxytocin during the birth process, few studies have examined the effect of this drug on breastfeeding. Based on neuroscience research, endogenous oxytocin may be altered or manipulated by exogenous administration or by blocking normal function of the hormone or receptor. Women commonly cite insufficient milk production as their reason for early supplementation, jeopardizing breastfeeding goals. Researchers need to consider the role of birth-related medications and interventions on the production of milk...
July 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759172/assessment-of-oxidative-stress-markers-in-cord-blood-of-newborns-to-patients-with-oxytocin-induced-labor
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Talip Karaçor, Sibel Sak, Serdar Başaranoğlu, Nurullah Peker, Elif Ağaçayak, Muhammet Erdal Sak, Abdulkadir Turgut, Mehmet Sıddık Evsen, Osman Evliyaoğlu, Talip Gül
AIM: We aimed to measure the extent of oxidative stress experienced during labor by the neonates of pregnant women undergoing induced or spontaneous birth and to compare the effects of induced labor on fetal well-being. METHODS: Sixty-four healthy pregnant women referring to the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dicle University Medical Faculty between October 2010 and May 2011 were included in this comparative study. Pregnant women undergoing induced labor by oxytocin were group 1 and those without labor induction were group 2...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706102/a-method-to-assess-obstetric-outcomes-using-the-10-group-classification-system-a-quantitative-descriptive-study
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Janne Rossen, Miha Lucovnik, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø, Natasa Tul, Martina Murphy, Ingvild Vistad, Michael Robson
OBJECTIVES: Internationally, the 10-Group Classification System (TGCS) has been used to report caesarean section rates, but analysis of other outcomes is also recommended. We now aim to present the TGCS as a method to assess outcomes of labour and delivery using routine collection of perinatal information. DESIGN: This research is a methodological study to describe the use of the TGCS. SETTING: Stavanger University Hospital (SUH), Norway, National Maternity Hospital Dublin, Ireland and Slovenian National Perinatal Database (SLO), Slovenia...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
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