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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636866/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-trichomonas-vaginalis-and-other-sexually-transmissible-infections-among-women-attending-antenatal-clinics-in-three-provinces-in-papua-new-guinea-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Lisa M Vallely, Pamela Toliman, Claire Ryan, Glennis Rai, Johanna Wapling, Carolyn Tomado, Savarina Huliafi, Gloria Munnull, Patricia Rarau, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Handan Wand, Peter Siba, Glen D L Mola, John M Kaldor, Andrew J Vallely
Background Papua New Guinea (PNG) is estimated to have among the highest prevalences of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) of any Asia-Pacific country, and one of the highest burdens of maternal syphilis globally. The prevalence of curable STIs, such as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), among pregnant women in PNG is relatively unknown. METHODS: A cross-sectional bio-behavioural survey to investigate the epidemiology of CT, NG, TV and other STIs among pregnant women in three provinces of PNG was undertaken...
October 2016: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634546/low-hemoglobin-among-pregnant-women-in-midwives-practice-of-primary-health-care-jatinangor-indonesia-iron-deficiency-anemia-or-%C3%AE-thalassemia-trait
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Ari Indra Susanti, Edhyana Sahiratmadja, Gatot Winarno, Adhi Kristianto Sugianli, Herman Susanto, Ramdan Panigoro
Low hemoglobin (Hb) or anemia is common among pregnant women in developing countries which may cause adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal deaths. Our study aimed to assess Hb level measured by midwives in primary health care facility at rural area of Jatinangor, Indonesia, and to explore whether the anemia was due to iron deficiency (IDA) or β-thalassemia trait (β-TT). Pregnant women (n = 105) had finger prick test for Hb level during a regular antenatal care examination from October to November 2016. Hb level by finger prick test was compared with venous blood, measured by complete blood count (CBC)...
2017: Anemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629468/improving-detection-and-initial-management-of-gestational-diabetes-through-the-primary-level-of-care-in-morocco-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bettina Utz, Bouchra Assarag, Amina Essolbi, Amina Barkat, Nawal El Ansari, Bouchra Fakhir, Alexandre Delamou, Vincent De Brouwere
BACKGROUND: Morocco is facing a growing prevalence of diabetes and according to latest figures of the World Health Organization, already 12.4% of the population are affected. A similar prevalence has been reported for gestational diabetes (GDM) and although it is not yet high on the national agenda, immediate and long-term complications threaten the health of mothers and future generations. A situational analysis on GDM conducted in 2015 revealed difficulties in access to screening and delays in receiving appropriate care...
June 19, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628768/internet-delivered-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-antenatal-depression-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Erik Forsell, Marie Bendix, Fredrik Holländare, Barbara Szymanska von Schultz, Josefine Nasiell, Margareta Blomdahl-Wetterholm, Caroline Eriksson, Sara Kvarned, Johanna Lindau van der Linden, Elin Söderberg, Jussi Jokinen, Katarina Wide, Viktor Kaldo
Major depression occurs in 5-10% of pregnancies and is associated with many negative effects for mother and child, yet treatment options are scarce. To our knowledge, this is the first published randomised controlled trial on Internet delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy (ICBT) for this group. OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of a pregnancy adapted version of an existing 10-week ICBT-program for depression as well as assessing acceptability and adherence DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624818/maternal-subcutaneous-and-visceral-adipose-ultrasound-thickness-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-at-24-28-weeks-gestation
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Francesco D'Ambrosi, Francesca Crovetto, Enrico Colosi, Isabella Fabietti, Floriana Carbone, Beatrice Tassis, Silvia Motta, Alessandro Bulfoni, Luigi Fedele, Gabriele Rossi, Nicola Persico
OBJECTIVE: To compare the sonographic measurement of maternal subcutaneous and visceral adipose thickness between pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and patients with nondiabetic pregnancies. METHODS: Adipose thickness was measured by transabdominal ultrasound in pregnant women attending our antenatal clinics at 24-28 weeks' gestation. All patients underwent a 75-g oral glucose challenge as a diagnostic test for GDM. RESULTS: The study population comprised 56 women with a positive glucose challenge test and 112 nondiabetic pregnancies...
June 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622418/severe-apparently-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Mathilde Letouzey, Alexandra Chadie, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, François Proust, Eric Verspyck, Pascal Boileau, Stéphane Marret
OBJECTIVE: To assess the neurodevelopmental outcome of children with a prenatal diagnosis of apparently isolated severe ventriculomegaly (SVM). METHOD: Retrospective cohort study from 1994 to 2011. We included fetuses with unilateral or bilateral ventriculomegaly equal to or greater than 15 mm at prenatal ultrasound and confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, whose parents chose continuation of pregnancy past 22 weeks, and with no associated findings at diagnosis (i...
June 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616410/assessing-effects-of-bl67-points-stimulation-on-fetal-heart-rate-parameters-and-fetal-movements-during-nonstress-test
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Masume Pirhadi, Mahboube Valiani
CONTEXT: One of the main goals of antenatal testing is to identify fetuses at the risk of neurologic injury or death so that these adverse outcomes can be prevented. We want to assess the effects of BL67 points' stimulation on fetal heart rate parameters and fetal movements during nonstress test (NST). We did a quasi-experimental design in Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Isfahan in 2011. AIMS: This study aims to assessment of the effects of BL67 points' stimulation on fetal heart rate parameters and fetal movements...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598325/human-t-lymphotropic-viruses-htlv-in-england-and-wales-2004-to-2013-testing-and-diagnoses
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Georgina Ireland, Sara Croxford, Jennifer Tosswill, Rajani Raghu, Katy Davison, Patricia Hewitt, Ruth Simmons, Graham Taylor
Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) infection has been under enhanced surveillance in England and Wales since 2002, however, little is known about testing patterns. Using data from two surveillance systems held at Public Health England, we described HTLV antibody testing patterns between 2008 and 2013 and the demographic and clinical characteristics of persons diagnosed with HTLV in England and Wales between 2004 and 2013. An increase in HTLV testing was observed in England between 2008 and 2013 (3,581 to 7,130)...
May 18, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596661/what-is-it-really-anti-g-or-anti-d-plus-anti-c-clinical-significance-in-antenatal-mothers
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Soumya Das, Shamee Shastry, M Murugesan, Poornima Baliga B, Shamee Shastry
G antigen of Rh blood group system is present either along with D and/or C positive red cells. Hence, [serologically anti-G presents with the similar picture as that of multiple antibodies (anti-D + anti-C). Differentiating them is important as anti-D + anti-C causes severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn than anti-G. In pregnancies with anti-G alone, alloimmunization due to D antigen could be prevented by prophylactic administration of RhIg. Differentiating between anti-D + C from anti-G in alloimmunized pregnant mothers becomes essential...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594949/the-nutrition-and-health-risks-faced-by-pregnant-adolescents-insights-from-a-cross-sectional-study-in-bangladesh
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Phuong Hong Nguyen, Tina Sanghvi, Lan Mai Tran, Kaosar Afsana, Zeba Mahmud, Bachera Aktar, Raisul Haque, Purnima Menon
Little is known about nutrition and well-being indicators of pregnant adolescents and the availability and use of nutrition interventions delivered through maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) programs. This study compared the differences between pregnant adolescents and adult pregnant women in services received, and in maternal and child nutrition and health conditions. A survey of 2,000 recently delivered women with infants <6 months of age was carried out in 20 sub-districts in Bangladesh where MNCH program is being implemented...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592274/the-magnitude-and-correlates-of-parvovirus-b19-infection-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinics-in-mwanza-tanzania
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Mariam M Mirambo, Fatma Maliki, Mtebe Majigo, Martha F Mushi, Nyambura Moremi, Jeremiah Seni, Dismas Matovelo, Stephen E Mshana
BACKGROUND: Human parvovirus B19 (B19) infection has been associated with congenital infection which may result into a number of the adverse pregnancy outcomes. The epidemiology and the magnitude of B19 infections among pregnant women have been poorly studied in developing countries. This study was done to establish preliminary information about the magnitude of B19 among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in the city of Mwanza, Tanzania. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between December 2014 and June 2015 among 258 pregnant women attending two antenatal clinics representing rural and urban areas in the city of Mwanza...
June 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588124/antenatal-consultations-for-preterm-labour-how-are-future-mothers-reassured
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Nathalie Gaucher, Sophie Nadeau, Alexandre Barbier, Antoine Payot
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the antenatal consultation for preterm labour worries or reassures women, and to identify factors contributing to these feelings. DESIGN: This is a prospective survey study from April 2012 to September 2013. This mixed-methodology tool was co-constructed with patients and first tested in a single-centre pilot study. SETTING: Three university-affiliated, tertiary care, high-risk obstetrics inpatient units in Quebec, Canada...
June 6, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587631/bacterial-etiologic-agents-causing-neonatal-sepsis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-gondar-northwest-ethiopia
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Tsehaynesh G/Eyesus, Feleke Moges, Setegn Eshetie, Biruk Yeshitela, Ebba Abate
BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis is a blood stream infection which is seen in the first month of life of the neonate. Bacterial profile of neonatal septicemia is constantly changing thus, current knowledge on the patterns of bacterial isolates, its antibiotic resistance profile, and associated factors, are essential to design and implement appropriate interventions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify bacterial etiologic agents, their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors of neonatal sepsis among neonates...
June 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584688/antenatal-umbilical-coiling-index-and-newborn-outcomes-cohort-study
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Josephine Mwikali Ndolo, Sudhir Vinayak, Micah Ominde Silaba, William Stones
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test the predictive value of antenatal umbilical coiling index (aUCI) among a prospectively recruited cohort of antenatal women. METHODS: Women with singleton pregnancies were recruited at their second-trimester scan. Images of the umbilical cord were used to calculate the aUCI. Pregnancy and birth outcomes were recorded and statistical associations between aUCI and small for gestational age (SGA) using international standard birth weight centiles and preterm birth were investigated (n = 430)...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583603/influence-of-prenatal-maternal-corticosteroid-therapy-on-clinical-and-metabolic-features-and-pulmonary-function-of-preterm-newborn-puppies
#15
F M Regazzi, L C G Silva, C F Lúcio, G A L Veiga, D S R Angrimani, D Kishi, M M M Barbosa, C I Vannucchi
Although the effects of antenatal corticosteroid therapy in clinical improvement and pulmonary maturation in preterm have been described, little is known on premature newborn puppies. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of maternal administration of a single dose of prenatal betamethasone on lung function of preterm newborn puppies in the first hours of life, especially from the clinical point of view and acid-base balance. A prospective study was conducted involving 21 puppies allocated into three experimental groups: Term Group (63 days post-ovulation), Preterm-Treated Group (57 days post-ovulation and maternal administration of a single dose of 0...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583106/prescription-drug-use-during-pregnancy-in-southern-tigray-region-north-ethiopia
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Fantahun Molla, Admassu Assen, Solomon Abrha, Birhanetensay Masresha, Arega Gashaw, Abrham Wondimu, Yared Belete, Wondim Melkam
BACKGROUND: Judicious utilization of drugs rescues the fetus from the harmful effects while treating the health problems of the pregnant women. This study aimed at evaluating drug utilization pattern and its associated factors among pregnant women in Southern Tigray, Ethiopia. METHOD: Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted among 647 pregnant women who had been attending obstetrics-gynecology and antenatal care units in different health facilities of Southern Tigray region...
June 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581379/bottleneck-analysis-at-district-level-to-illustrate-gaps-within-the-district-health-system-in-uganda
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Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson, Mio Fredriksson, Peter Waiswa, Katarina Selling, Stefan Swartling Peterson
BACKGROUND: Poor quality of care and access to effective and affordable interventions have been attributed to constraints and bottlenecks within and outside the health system. However, there is limited understanding of health system barriers to utilization and delivery of appropriate, high-impact, and cost-effective interventions at the point of service delivery in districts and sub-districts in low-income countries. In this study we illustrate the use of the bottleneck analysis approach, which could be used to identify bottlenecks in service delivery within the district health system...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581354/perinatal-outcomes-associated-with-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
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Christina Annette Herrera, Tracy A Manuck, Gregory J Stoddard, Michael W Varner, Sean Esplin, Erin A S Clark, Robert M Silver, Alexandra G Eller
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine perinatal outcomes associated with cholestasis of pregnancy according to bile acid level and antenatal testing practice. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of women with symptoms and bile acid testing from 2005 to 2014. Women were stratified by bile acid level: no cholestasis (<10 μmol/L), mild (10-39 μmol/L), moderate (40-99 μmol/L), and severe (≥100 μmol/L). The primary outcome was composite neonatal morbidity (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, severe intraventricular hemorrhage, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, necrotizing enterocolitis, or death)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579709/timing-of-first-antenatal-care-visit-and-its-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-attending-public-health-facilities-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
#19
Hanna Gulema, Yemane Berhane
BACKGROUND: Early initiation of antenatal care visits is an essential component of services to improving maternal and new born health. The Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2011 indicated that only 11% of pregnant women start antenatal care in the first trimester. However, detailed study to identify factors associated with late initiation of care has not been conducted in Addis Ababa where access to health services is almost universal. The aim of this study was to assess the level of late first antenatal care visit and the associated factors...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571134/correlation-of-body-mass-index-bmi-with-thyroid-function-in-euthyroid-pregnant-women-in-manipur-india
#20
Sumit Kumar, T Chiinngaihlun, M Rameswar Singh, O Punyabati
INTRODUCTION: Body Mass Index (BMI) is significantly increased during pregnancy due to gain of weight with normal progression of pregnancy. The exact influence of thyroid function on BMI are ill defined in euthyroid pregnant women. AIM: To correlate serum levels of Free Triiodothyronine (FT3), Free Thyroxine (FT4) and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) level with BMI of participant normal pregnant women in all the three trimesters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional comparative study, total of 210 healthy pregnant women comprising of 70 participants in each trimester, attending Obstetrics Outpatient Department (OPD) for antenatal check-up were consecutively selected...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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