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Oxytocin; obstetric

Dilek Uysal, Hakan Cokmez, Cetin Aydin, Tolga Ciftpinar
Postpartum haemorrhage is the most important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, especially when all conservative measures, including syntometrine oxytocin and Bakri balloons have failed to accomplish haemostasis and expeditious surgical procedures, such as uterine artery ligation and emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) are required. This retrospective study analysed 31 cases of EPH performed between January 2007 and January 2016 in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Izmir Ataturk Teaching and Research Hospital...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Sepideh Hamdamian, Soheila Nazarpour, Masoumeh Simbar, Sepideh Hajian, Faraz Mojab, Atefeh Talebi
BACKGROUND: Reducing labor pain and anxiety is one of the most important goals of maternity care. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the effects of aromatherapy with Rosa damascena on pain and anxiety in the first stage of labor among nulliparous women. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: This was a randomized clinical trial of 110 nulliparous women. The eligible participants were randomly assigned to two groups of aromatherapy and control in an Iranian maternity hospital...
March 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Daniela Siqueira Prado, Rosemar Barbosa Mendes, Rosana Queiroz Gurgel, Ikaro Daniel de Carvalho Barreto, Felipa Daiana Bezerra, Rosana Cipolotti, Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel
OBJECTIVE: To describe practices and interventions used during labor and childbirth and factors associated with such practices in puerperae in the state of Sergipe. METHOD: A cross-sectional study with 768 postpartum women from 11 maternity hospitals interviewed 6 hours after delivery, and hospital records review. The associations between best practices and interventions used during labor and delivery with exposure variables were described using simple frequencies, percentages, crude and adjusted odds ratio (ORa) with the confidence interval...
December 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Courtney Sundin, Lauren Mazac, Kathleen Ellis, Candon Garbo
BACKGROUND: Oxytocin is one of the most common drugs administered in obstetrics. Since its designation as a high-alert medication by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in 2007, there has been much attention to oxytocin administration during labor. Oxytocin is generally safe when administered correctly, but adverse perinatal outcomes can occur during uterine tachysystole. PURPOSE: The purpose of this project was to evaluate and compare results of maternal and fetal outcomes of induction of labor for women at term prior to and after implementation of a newly developed oxytocin checklist...
February 27, 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
Jennifer Danielsson, Joy Vink, Shunsuke Hyuga, Xiao Wen Fu, Hiromi Funayama, Ronald Wapner, Andrew M Blanks, George Gallos
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous preterm labor leading to preterm birth is a significant obstetric problem leading to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Current tocolytics are not completely effective and novel targets may afford a therapeutic benefit. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the anoctamin (ANO) family, including the calcium-activated chloride channel ANO1, is present in pregnant human uterine smooth muscle (USM) and whether pharmacological and genetic modulation of ANO1 modulates USM contraction...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
Mansoor Keshavarz, Maryam Kashanian, Soodabeh Bioos, Yasaman Vazani
wufjhjdkf Background Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) is an ancient medical system that provides suggestions to improve the health of mothers and children during pregnancy and labor. Persian physicians believed that these instructions made labor easier, safer, and less painful. Methods The present randomized clinical trial was conducted among women at 33-38 weeks of pregnancy in Tehran, Iran. TPM instructions consisted of diet, bathing, and application of oil from the 38th week of pregnancy to the onset of labor...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
Anat Lavie, S Shinar, L Hiersch, E Ashwal, Y Yogev, A Aviram
PURPOSE: Uterine activity plays a crucial role in labor, especially when utero-tonic materials are administered. We aimed to determine the electrical responsiveness of the uterine musculature to labor augmentation with oxytocin using electrical uterine myography (EUM) technology, and to assess whether the kinetics of the EUM device may serve as a predictor for successful vaginal delivery. METHODS: EUM prospectively measured electrical uterine activity in women with singleton gestations at term (≥ 37 + 0 weeks) undergoing labor augmentation by oxytocin administration...
February 16, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Pontius Bayo, Imose Itua, Suzie Paul Francis, Kofi Boateng, Elijo Omoro Tahir, Abdulmumini Usman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the met need for emergency obstetric care (EmOC) services in three Payams of Torit County, South Sudan in 2015 and to determine the frequency of each major obstetric complication. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: Four primary healthcare centres (PHCCs) and one state hospital in three payams (administrative areas that form a county) in Torit County, South Sudan. PARTICIPANTS: All admissions in the obstetrics and gynaecology wards (a total of 2466 patient admission files) in 2015 in all the facilities designated to conduct deliveries in the study area were reviewed to identify obstetric complications...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Open
Nazan Karahan, Hediye Arslan, Çetin Çam
Term pregnant women were divided into oxytocin infusion and control groups. The electrical activities of pelvic floor muscles (PFM) were recorded at rest and during contractions electromyographically. The beginning and the end of each contraction were marked on the recorded electromyographic trace. A trace was regarded as 'negative' if no increase in electrical activity was observed and 'positive' if increased electrical activity was observed during the contractions. To evaluate the relative frequency of the areas of electrical activity during uterine contractions (UC) a 'positive electrical activity percentage' was used and calculated as: (total count of positive electrical activity areas)/(total count of UC) × 100...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Larissa Schenkel, Ana Paula Simões-Wüst, Irene Hösli, Ursula von Mandach
BACKGROUND: In order to improve the safety for drugs in pregnancy and lactation, data on the clinical practice must be collected and validated. METHODS: Data on the medications routinely used were requested from the university hospitals for obstetrics and the non-university perinatal centres in Switzerland and recommendations and guidelines of scientific societies for the various fields of application were sought. RESULTS: Part I: For during pregnancy and the peripartal period respectively, 69 and 21 different active constituents of medications were identified from at least 4 centres...
February 8, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Ank de Jonge, Thomas van den Akker, Katrien Beeckman, Annick Bogaerts, Monalisa Barros, Patricia Janssen, Lorena Binfa, Eva Rydahl, Lucy Frith, Mechthild Gross, Berglind Hálfdánsdóttir, Deirdre Daly, Jean Calleja-Agius, Patricia Gillen, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Eugene Declercq
INTRODUCTION: There are growing concerns about the increase in rates of commonly used childbirth interventions. When indicated, childbirth interventions are crucial for preventing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, but their routine use in healthy women and children leads to avoidable maternal and neonatal harm. Establishing ideal rates of interventions can be challenging. This study aims to describe the range of variations in the use of commonly used childbirth interventions in high-income countries around the world, and in outcomes in nulliparous and multiparous women...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
Matteo Frigerio, Stefano Manodoro, Davide P Bernasconi, Debora Verri, Rodolfo Milani, Patrizia Vergani
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate III and IV degree tears rates and related risk factors in a single Italian centre. The secondary goal was to build a predictive model based on identified risk factors. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study. All vaginal deliveries from 2011 to 2015 in a single Italian University Hospital were analysed. Univariate analysis was applied to evaluate the overall association between each factor and severe tear. Multivariate logistic regression was used to build a predictive model for the absolute risk of severe tear...
February 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Claire Thuillier, Sophie Roy, Violaine Peyronet, Thibaud Quibel, Aurélie Nlandu, Patrick Rozenberg
BACKGROUND: The dramatic rise in cesarean delivery (CD) rates worldwide in recent decades, without evidence of a concomitant decrease in cerebral palsy rates, has raised concerns about its potential negative consequences for maternal and infant health. In 2014, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine jointly published an Obstetric Care Consensus for safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess whether modification of our protocol to implement these recommendations helped to decrease our primary CD rate safely...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Susan Drummond
Oxytocin is one of the most commonly used medications in obstetrics and has been associated with claims of negligence in cases of adverse outcomes. Errors involving intravenous oxytocin administration for induction or augmentation of labor are most commonly dose related and include failure to avoid or treat tachysystole or failure to asses or treat a fetal heart rate pattern indicative of disruption in oxygenation. Clinicians should be knowledgeable regarding pharmacokinetics of oxytocin and the effect of uterine contractions on fetal oxygenation as well as safe titration of oxytocin to achieve the desired effect while minimizing harm...
January 2018: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
Andrea Kaelin Agten, Daniel Passweg, Stephanie von Orelli, Nancy Ringel, Ruedi Tschudi, Boris Tutschek
AIM: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Studies have reported an increase in incidence of postpartum haemorrhage in recent years. Our goal was to investigate changes in the incidence of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and its risk factors in Switzerland from 1993 to 2014. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study used data from the national Swiss Hospital in-patient database for obstetric and gynaecological hospital admissions - "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schweizer Frauenkliniken" (ASF Statistik)...
November 29, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
Hang Shi, Duo Yang, Jie Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Deep sedation without intubation for termination of first trimester pregnancy of suction evacuation entails use of sedatives such as propofol or a combination of propofol and sulfentanil, with unwanted complications. Dexmedetomidine is an α2 -adrenoreceptor agonist which provides sedation, anxiolysis and analgesia, without any of the complications associated with the popular sedatives. METHODS: A total number of 90 patients were randomized to three groups: 1...
September 24, 2017: Asian Journal of Anesthesiology
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
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
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
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
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