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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620153/premature-labor-and-neonatal-septicemia-caused-by-capnocytophaga-ochracea
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Abdullah A Alhifany, Thamer A Almangour, Deanne E Tabb, David H Levine
BACKGROUND Capnocytophaga ochracea is a gram-negative anaerobic organism commonly found in human oral flora. It is characteristically sensitive to beta-lactams and resistant to aminoglycosides. CASE REPORT A 23-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain and was admitted for premature labor at 24-weeks of gestation. At presentation, the cervix was closed and the membrane was intact; however, contractions continued, the membrane subsequently ruptured before receiving any steroids or magnesium, and the mother gave birth to a 540-gram female baby...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602042/clinical-indications-for-cesarean-delivery-among-women-living-with-female-genital-mutilation
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Maria I Rodriguez, Lale Say, Jasmine Abdulcadir, Michelle J Hindin
OBJECTIVE: To compare primary indications for cesarean delivery among patients with different female genital mutilation (FGM) status. METHODS: The present secondary analysis included data from women who underwent trial of labor resulting in cesarean delivery at 28 obstetric centers in six African countries between November 1, 2001, and March 31, 2003. Associations between cesarean delivery indications and FGM status were assessed using descriptive statistics and multivariable multinomial logistic regression...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594783/progestogens-for-maintenance-tocolysis-in-women-with-a-short-cervix-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fabio Facchinetti, Patrizia Vergani, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Luca Marozio, Barbara Acaia, Roberto Vicini, Lucrezia Pignatti, Anna Locatelli, Marina Spitaleri, Chiara Benedetto, Barbara Zaina, Roberto DʼAmico
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of progestogens for maintenance tocolysis in women undelivered after their first preterm labor episode. METHODS: Women with singleton pregnancies between 22 0/7 and 31 6/7 weeks of gestation with arrested preterm labor and a cervical length 25 mm or less at hospital discharge were eligible. Patients with a previous preterm birth were excluded. In a randomized controlled trial conducted in five university hospitals, women were randomized to receive vaginal progesterone (200 mg per day) or intramuscular 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (341 mg per week) or to an observation groups (control group)...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552468/air-pollution-and-cardiovascular-events-at-labor-and-delivery-a-case-crossover-analysis
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Sandie Ha, Tuija Männistö, Danping Liu, Seth Sherman, Qi Ying, Pauline Mendola
PURPOSE: In this case-crossover study, we investigated the odds of having a labor/delivery with cardiovascular event (i.e., ischemic heart disease, stroke, heart failure, cardiac arrest/failure, and other or unspecified cardiovascular events) associated with acute exposure to common air pollutants. METHODS: We selected 680 women with singleton pregnancy and cardiovascular events at labor/delivery from 12 U.S. clinical sites (2002-2008). Exposures to six criteria air pollutants, six particulate constituents, and 26 air toxics were obtained using modified Community Multiscale Air Quality models...
May 12, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538223/which-fetal-pelvic-variables-are-useful-for-predicting-caesarean-section-and-instrumental-assistance
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Pierre Frémondière, Lionel Thollon, Pascal Adalian, Jérôme Delotte, François Marchal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the variables useful to predict caesarean delivery and instrumental assistance, through the analysis of a large number of fetal-pelvic variables, using discriminant analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fourteen (114) pregnant women were included in this single center prospective study. For each mother-fetus pair, 43 pelvic and 18 fetal variables were measured. Partial Least Squares Discriminate Analyses were performed to identify fetal-pelvic variables that could statistically separate the three delivery modality groups: spontaneous vaginal delivery, caesarean delivery and instrument assisted delivery...
May 23, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526451/inter-delivery-weight-gain-and-risk-of-cesarean-delivery-following-a-prior-vaginal-delivery
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Annie M Dude, Abbi D Lane-Cordova, William A Grobman
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1/3 of all deliveries in the United States are via cesarean. Previous research indicates weight gain during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of cesarean delivery. It remains unclear, however, whether and to what degree weight gain between deliveries (i.e., inter-delivery weight gain) is associated with cesarean delivery in a subsequent pregnancy following a vaginal delivery. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether inter-delivery weight gain is associated with an increased risk of intrapartum cesarean delivery following a vaginal delivery...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502188/surgical-site-infection-after-cesarean-delivery-incidence-and-risk-factors-at-a-u-s-academic-institution
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Laura J Moulton, Jessian L Munoz, Mark Lachiewicz, Xiaobo Liu, Oluwatosin Goje
PURPOSE: To identify the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) after Cesarean delivery (CD) and determine risk factors predictive for infection at a large academic institution. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study in women undergoing CD during 2013. SSIs were defined by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) criteria. Chi square and t-tests were used for bivariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression was used to identify SSI risk factors. RESULTS: In 2419 patients, the rate of SSI was 5...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499552/puerperal-ventral-epidural-hematoma-after-epidural-labor-analgesia
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I Gruzman, I Shelef, A Y Weintraub, A Zlotnik, O Erez
Serious complications in obstetric anesthesia are a rare occurrence. High neuraxial block, respiratory arrest in labor and delivery, and an unrecognized spinal catheter are among the most frequently reported serious complications. A serious complication occurs in approximately 1:3000 obstetric patients. Neuraxial hematoma after obstetric epidural analgesia or anesthesia is extremely rare. We present a case of a puerperal spinal epidural hematoma following epidural labor analgesia. The patient presented with foot drop, which resolved after conservative treatment...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480677/what-do-obstetricians-really-think-about-ultrasound-in-the-delivery-room
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Yinon Gilboa, Sharon Perlman, Hila Karp, Ron Rabinovitch, Reuven Achiron
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the role of intrapartum sonography has expanded in childbirth management, in subjective clinical situations such as arrested deliveries, or prior to instrumental deliveries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the current use of intrapartum ultrasound by obstetricians in Israel. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was completed by 79 obstetricians in second- and third level- hospitals in Israel. The results were analyzed according to main subspecialty (sonography, delivery), experience and gender...
April 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456503/novel-oxytocin-receptor-variants-in-laboring-women-requiring-high-doses-of-oxytocin
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Erin L Reinl, Zane A Goodwin, Nandini Raghuraman, Grace Y Lee, Erin Y Jo, Beakal M Gezahegn, Meghan K Pillai, Alison G Cahill, Cristina de Guzman Strong, Sarah K England
BACKGROUND: Although oxytocin commonly is used to augment or induce labor, it is difficult to predict its effectiveness because oxytocin dose requirements vary significantly among women. One possibility is that women requiring high or low doses of oxytocin have variations in the oxytocin receptor gene. OBJECTIVES: To identify oxytocin receptor gene variants in laboring women with low and high oxytocin dosage requirements. STUDY DESIGN: Term, nulliparous women requiring oxytocin doses of ≤4 mU/min (low-dose-requiring, n = 83) or ≥20 mU/min (high-dose-requiring, n = 104) for labor augmentation or induction provided consent to a postpartum blood draw as a source of genomic DNA...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369942/sonographic-evaluation-of-the-fetal-spine-position-and-success-rate-of-manual-rotation-of-the-fetus-in-occiput-posterior-position-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bianca Masturzo, Antonio Farina, Lorenza Attamante, Annalisa Piazzese, Alessandro Rolfo, Pietro Gaglioti, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether sonographic (US) diagnosis of the fetal spine position could increase the success rate of manual rotation of the fetal occiput (MRFO) in second-stage arrest in persistent occiput posterior position (OPP). METHODS: In this randomized controlled parallel single-center trial, 58 nulliparous in second-stage arrest of labor with fetus in cephalic presentation and OPP diagnosed by US were randomly assigned to group A where the fetal spine position was not known by the operator or to group B where the operator knew it...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364584/follistatin-during-pregnancy-and-its-potential-role-as-an-ovarian-suppressing-agent
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Angela Köninger, Börge Schmidt, Daniela Damaske, Cahit Birdir, Antje Enekwe, Rainer Kimmig, Thomas Strowitzki, Alexandra Gellhaus
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian quiescence is a common condition during pregnancy. In vitro, follistatin, an antagonist of follicle-stimulating hormone, blocks follicular development at early stages, and its serum levels increase during pregnancy. A possible surrogate biomarker of ovarian arrest during pregnancy is a decrease in anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels followed by an increase in these levels on the second day after labor. The purpose of this study was to determine whether follistatin could act as an ovarian-suppressing agent during pregnancy...
May 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347198/endomyometritis-after-cesarean-delivery-in-the-era-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Laura J Moulton, Mark Lachiewicz, Xiaobo Liu, Oluwatosin Goje
PURPOSE: To identify the rate of endomyometritis (PPE) after cesarean delivery (CD) in the era of antibiotic prophylaxis and determine risk factors. METHODS: A single institution retrospective study was performed in women undergoing CD. Data regarding obstetrical and surgical variables were collected. Diagnosis of PPE was made clinically. RESULTS: Among 2419 patients, the rate of PPE was 1.6% (n = 38) and was associated with lower age (27...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327433/sonographic-prediction-of-outcome-of-vacuum-deliveries-a%C3%A2-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Birgitte H Kahrs, Sana Usman, Tullio Ghi, Aly Youssef, Erik A Torkildsen, Elsa Lindtjørn, Tilde B Østborg, Sigurlaug Benediktsdottir, Lis Brooks, Lotte Harmsen, Pål R Romundstad, Kjell Å Salvesen, Christoph C Lees, Torbjørn M Eggebø
BACKGROUND: Safe management of the second stage of labor is of great importance. Unnecessary interventions should be avoided and correct timing of interventions should be focused. Ultrasound assessment of fetal position and station has a potential to improve the precision in diagnosing and managing prolonged or arrested labors. The decision to perform vacuum delivery is traditionally based on subjective assessment by digital vaginal examination and clinical expertise and there is currently no method of objectively quantifying the likelihood of successful delivery...
March 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295156/identification-of-first-stage-labor-arrest-by-electromyography-in-term-nulliparous-women-after-induction-of-labor
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Blanka Vasak, Elisabeth M Graatsma, Elske Hekman-Drost, Marinus J Eijkemans, Jules H Schagen Van Leeuwen, Gerard H A Visser, Benoit C Jacod
Worldwide induction and cesarean delivery rates have increased rapidly, with consequences for subsequent pregnancies. The majority of intra-partum cesarean deliveries are performed for failure to progress, typically in nulliparous women at term. Current uterine registration techniques fail to identify inefficient contractions leading to first stage labor arrest. An alternative technique, uterine electromyography has been shown to identify inefficient contractions leading to first stage arrest of labor in nulliparous women with spontaneous onset of labor at term...
March 12, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251004/sigmoid-volvulus-complicating-postpartum-period
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Kelsey E Ward, Erin Blake, Eduardo Gonzalez, Frederic Pieracci, Meredith Alston
Background. Sigmoid volvulus is a rare complication of pregnancy and the puerperium. Case. A 19-year-old patient, gravida 1 para 0 at 41 0/7 weeks of gestation, admitted for late-term induction of labor underwent an uncomplicated primary low transverse cesarean delivery for arrest of descent. Her postoperative period was complicated by sudden onset of abdominal pain and the ultimate diagnosis of sigmoid volvulus. Conclusion. Prompt surgical evaluation of an acute abdomen in the postpartum period is essential; delayed diagnosis and treatment can lead to significant maternal morbidity and mortality...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187836/using-simulation-based-learning-to-prepare-for-a-potential-cardiac-emergency-on-the-labor-unit
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REVIEW
Julia Gogle
Cardiac arrest on the labor unit is a rare event, but it can have significant effects on a woman and her fetus, as well as on the clinicians providing health care. Our labor team was challenged to provide care for a woman with a rare cardiac condition that can cause a wide range of events, from fainting to cardiac arrest. This article describes our use of simulation-based learning to prepare for potential scenarios.
February 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046019/indications-for-emergency-intervention-mode-of-delivery-and-the-childbirth-experience
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Jonathan E Handelzalts, Avigail Waldman Peyser, Haim Krissi, Sigal Levy, Arnon Wiznitzer, Yoav Peled
BACKGROUND: Although the impact of emergency procedures on the childbirth experience has been studied extensively, a possible association of childbirth experience with indications for emergency interventions has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: To compare the impacts on childbirth experience of 'planned' delivery (elective cesarean section and vaginal delivery) versus 'unplanned' delivery (vacuum extraction or emergency cesarean section); the intervention itself (vacuum extraction versus emergency cesarean section); and indications for intervention (arrest of labor versus risk to the mother or fetus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928676/can-we-predict-successful-cervical-ripening-with-prostaglandin-e2-vaginal-inserts
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Liran Hiersch, Adi Borovich, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Moria Maimon-Cohen, Amir Aviram, Yariv Yogev, Eran Ashwal
PURPOSE: Previous studies have suggested that a variety of maternal and obstetrical characteristics may predict successful prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) cervical ripening. However, in most studies women were administered vaginal tablets or gel so scarce is known regarding potential predictors in women administrated slow-release vaginal inserts. We aimed to characterize the response of cervical ripening for labor induction using slow-release PGE2 vaginal insert and to identify predictors for success...
December 7, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824768/relationship-between-excessive-gestational-weight-gain-and-neonatal-adiposity-in-women-with-mild-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sean C Blackwell, Mark B Landon, Lisa Mele, Uma M Reddy, Brian M Casey, Ronald J Wapner, Michael W Varner, Dwight J Rouse, John M Thorp, Anthony Sciscione, Patrick Catalano, George Saade, Steve N Caritis, Yoram Sorokin, William A Grobman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationships among excessive gestational weight gain, neonatal adiposity, and adverse obstetric outcomes in women with mild gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized clinical trial of women with mild gestational diabetes mellitus. Based on self-reported prepregnancy body weight, gestational weight gain was categorized as excessive if it was greater than 2009 Institute of Medicine guidelines...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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