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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036530/what-does-quality-maternity-care-mean-in-a-context-of-medical-pluralism-perspectives-of-women-in-nigeria
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Chimaraoke O Izugbara, Frederick Wekesah
User priorities regarding quality care in contexts of medical pluralism are poorly documented. Drawing on group and individual interviews with women, we interrogate ideas of quality maternity care in the context of Nigeria's medical pluralism. We found complex utilization patterns for conventional, complementary and alternative maternity care services as well as ideas of quality maternity care that stress effective coordination and integration of different typologies of maternity health services; socially sensitive and truthful providers; and socioeconomic, physical and parochial forms of safety...
October 5, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034761/knowledge-and-attitude-of-mothers-regarding-infant-hearing-loss-in-changsha-hunan-province-china
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Xiaoli Wang, Dan Wu, Yali Zhao, Danhui Li, Dinghua He
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge and attitude among mothers of newborns regarding infant hearing loss (HL) in Changsha, Hunan province, China. DESIGN: A questionnaire including 18 items was given to mothers. STUDY SAMPLE: A total of 115 mothers participated in the study. RESULTS: Seven risk factors for hearing loss were identified correctly by above 60% of respondents and the top three were prolonged noise (88...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034746/clinical-characteristics-of-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy-in-a-tertiary-indonesian-hospital
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Muhammad Ilham Aldika Akbar, Indah Mayang Sari, Aditiawarman, Erry Gumilar Dachlan, Gustaaf Dekker
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare, often autosomal recessive disorder with a major risk for maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. In order to achieve a more favorable outcome, awareness of its clinical signs and symptoms and early recognition are of pivotal importance. Over a 5-year period 18 patients were diagnosed with AFLP (one twin, 19 babies). The most common sign and symptoms were jaundice, hypoglycemia, nausea and vomiting, encephalopathy, and hypertension. Abnormal laboratory test results included: elevated total/ conjugated (direct) bilirubin, AST, ALT, PT, APTT, creatinine, leukocyte count, and hypoalbuminemia...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034083/the-effect-of-cognitive-behavioral-counseling-on-anxiety-in-the-mothers-of-infants-in-the-nicu-%C3%A2-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Massumeh Koochaki, Zohreh Mahmoodi, Sara Esmaelzadeh-Saeieh, Kourosh Kabir, Maryam Tehranizadeh, Mahrokh Dolatian
Background: Pressures and tensions in everyone's life can cause a wide range of mental disorders such as anxiety. One of these tensions is the birth of a baby who requires special care, which can cause personal and social problems for the mother if no appropriate measures are taken to help them. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of cognitive-behavioral counseling on anxiety in the mothers of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Methods: This randomized controlled trial recruited 90 women presenting to Kowsar Hospital in Qazvin in 2016...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033998/effect-of-kangaroo-care-combined-with-music-on-the-mother-premature-neonate-attachment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maryam Vahdati, Majid Mohammadizadeh, Sedigheh Talakoub
BACKGROUND: Premature birth may complicate the development and quality of the mother-infant attachment relationship. Music and kangaroo care are two common complementary cares performed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The present study investigated the effect of kangaroo care combined with music on the mother-premature neonate attachment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial, 64 mothers with premature neonates were selected and assigned to the control and study groups through random allocation...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033996/effects-of-implementing-the-alexander-technique-on-enjoying-the-sense-of-motherhood-in-the-postpartum-period
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Somayeh Banoofatemeh, Hamid Reza Oreyzi, Parvin Bahadoran
BACKGROUND: The broad concept of maternal well-being includes psychological concepts, social aspects, and aspects of becoming a mother. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of implementing the Alexander technique on enjoying the sense of motherhood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a clinical trial conducted in two phases. In the first phase, using the exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, 226 mothers were asked to undergo a scale test of enjoying the sense of motherhood after childbirth...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033614/fusion-of-lower-limbs-with-severe-urogenital-malformation-in-a-newborn-a-rare-congenital-clinical-syndrome-case-report
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Fatemah Al Hadhoud, Abeer H Kamal, Abdulmohsen Al Anjari, Michael Fe Diejomaoh
BACKGROUND: Fused lower limbs combined with severe urogenital malformation, also known as sirenomelia, is a rare congenital clinical syndrome. The etiology is unknown, and the outcome for the affected fetus is rather uncertain. CASE REPORT: Mrs RB, a Kuwaiti woman primigravida, married to a non-consanguineous husband, had uneventful antenatal care in a private health service, until she was admitted to the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait, at 31 weeks of gestation with a 3-hour history of ruptured membranes...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032630/risk-factors-of-poor-complementary-feeding-practices-in-pakistani-children-aged-6-23%C3%A2-months-a-multilevel-analysis-of-the-demographic-and-health-survey-2012-2013
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Muzi Na, Víctor M Aguayo, Mary Arimond, Christine P Stewart
Appropriate feeding practices are crucial for survival, growth, and development in childhood. This paper analyzes Pakistan's Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 to fill the knowledge gap in risk factors of poor complementary feeding practices in Pakistani children. Multilevel models were applied to fit the multistage cluster sample of 2,827 children aged 6-23 months from 489 communities. Introduction of solid, semi-solid, or soft foods (intro) was achieved in 67% infants aged 6-8 months. Among children aged 6-23 months, the proportion of children meeting minimum meal frequency, dietary diversity (MDD), and acceptable diet criteria were 63%, 22% and 15%, respectively...
October 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032168/ineffectiveness-of-the-tobacco-hazards-prevention-act-in-patients-with-severe-and-persistent-mental-illness
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B-C Shu, F-W Lung, S-E Guo, K-C Chen, S-Y Fang, A-L Wang
OBJECTIVES: The effect of the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act (THPA) on the reduction of tobacco use in the general population in Taiwan is understood. However, there has been little research on how these policies affect people with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Hence, the influence of the THPA on daily cigarette use by patients with SPMI was investigated in a 3-year follow-up. The risk and protective factors in smoking behavior and cessation were investigated. STUDY DESIGN: This is an observational study...
October 12, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032069/woman-s-pre-conception-evaluation-genetic-and-fetal-risk-considerations-for-counselling-and-informed-choice
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REVIEW
R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To inform reproductive and other health care providers about genetic and fetal risk information to consider during a woman/couples' pre-conception evaluation, including considerations for genetic risk assessment, genetic screening, or testing to allow for improved counselling and informed choice. OPTIONS: This genetic information can be used for patient education, planning, and possible pre-conception and/or prenatal testing. OUTCOMES: This information may allow improved risk assessment for pre-conception counselling for individual patients and their families...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031815/uptake-and-correlates-of-contraception-among-postpartum-women-in-kenya-results-from-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Dunstan Achwoka, Jillian Pintye, Christine J McGrath, John Kinuthia, Jennifer A Unger, Norah Obudho, Agnes Langat, Grace John-Stewart, Alison L Drake
OBJECTIVES: To characterize uptake and correlates of effective contraceptive use postpartum. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed data from a national, cross-sectional evaluation of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs that enrolled women attending 6-week or 9-month infant immunization visits at 120 Kenyan maternal and child health clinics. We classified women who resumed sexual activity postpartum and did not desire a child within 2years as having a need for family planning (FP)...
October 12, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031756/obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-pregnancy-is-associated-with-adverse-maternal-outcomes-a-national-cohort
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Ghada Bourjeily, Valery A Danilack, Margaret H Bublitz, Heather Lipkind, Janet Muri, Donna Caldwell, Iris Tong, Karen Rosene-Montella
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy and the obesity epidemic impacting women of reproductive age appear to predispose women to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pregnancy. The aim of this study is to examine the association between OSA and adverse maternal outcomes in a national cohort. METHODS: The National Perinatal Information Center in the US was used to identify women with a delivery discharge diagnosis of OSA from 2010 to 2014. We used the International Classification of Diseases, ninth Revision to classify OSA diagnosis and maternal outcomes...
October 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031747/sleep-phenotypes-in-infants-and-toddlers-with-neurogenetic-syndromes
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Emily A Abel, Bridgette L Tonnsen
BACKGROUND: Although sleep problems are well characterized in preschool- and school-age children with neurogenetic syndromes, little is known regarding the early emergence of these problems in infancy and toddlerhood. To inform syndrome-specific profiles and targets for intervention, we compared parent-reported sleep problems in infants and toddlers with Angelman syndrome (AS), Williams syndrome (WS), and Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) with patterns observed among same-aged typically developing (TD) controls...
October 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031544/effects-of-augmented-corticosterone-in-painted-turtle-eggs-on-offspring-development-and-behavior
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Rebecca L Polich, Brooke L Bodensteiner, Clare I M Adams, Fredric J Janzen
Maternal stressors can play an integral role in offspring development and ultimate behaviors in many vertebrates. Increased circulating stress avoidance hormones can be reflected in elevated concentrations in ova, thus providing a potential mechanism for maternal stress to be transmitted to offspring even in taxa without parental care. In this study, we assessed the potential impacts of augmented stress avoidance hormones on offspring development and anti-predator behaviors in a freshwater turtle, Chrysemys picta...
October 11, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031539/fetal-surgery-for-myelomeningocele-after-the-management-of-myelomeningocele-study-moms
#16
REVIEW
Julie S Moldenhauer, N Scott Adzick
Myelomeningocele (MMC) is the most frequently occurring congenital abnormality of the central nervous system and leads to significant physical disabilities. Historically treatment involved postnatal closure with management of the associated sequelae including ventricular shunting. The mechanism of neurologic damage that begins with abnormal neurulation followed by continued injury over the course of gestation made MMC a plausible candidate for in-utero surgical repair. Animal and early human studies demonstrated the feasibility of fetal closure...
October 11, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031403/the-role-of-specialized-pro-resolving-mediators-in-maternal-fetal-health
#17
REVIEW
E Elliott, C K Hanson, A L Anderson-Berry, T M Nordgren
Infants developing in a pro-inflammatory intrauterine environment have a significant risk for severe complications after birth. It has been shown that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, and also reduce early preterm births and decrease risk of infant admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. However, the mechanism for omega-3 fatty acids exerting these effects was previously unknown. Recent evidence has shown that downstream products of polyunsaturated fatty acids called specialized pro-resolving mediators may mediate inflammatory physiology, thus playing an important role in maternal-fetal health...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031135/shared-agenda-making-for-quality-improvement-towards-more-synergy-in-maternity-care
#18
Carola J M Groenen, Noortje T L van Duijnhoven, Jan A M Kremer, Marisja Scheerhagen, Frank P H A Vandenbussche, Marjan J Faber
OBJECTIVES: Professionals in maternity care have started working in a network approach. To further enhance the efficacy of this multidisciplinary maternity network, the identification of priorities for improvement is warranted. The aim of this study was to create key recommendations for the improvement agenda, in co-production with patients and professionals. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a Delphi study to inventory (round 1), prioritize (round 2) and eventually approve (round 3) the improvement agenda for the maternity network...
October 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030459/household-triclosan-and-triclocarban-effects-on-the-infant-and-maternal-microbiome
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Jessica V Ribado, Catherine Ley, Thomas D Haggerty, Ekaterina Tkachenko, Ami S Bhatt, Julie Parsonnet
In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration banned the use of specific microbicides in some household and personal wash products due to concerns that these chemicals might induce antibiotic resistance or disrupt human microbial communities. Triclosan and triclocarban (referred to as TCs) are the most common antimicrobials in household and personal care products, but the extent to which TC exposure perturbs microbial communities in humans, particularly during infant development, was unknown. We conducted a randomized intervention of TC-containing household and personal care products during the first year following birth to characterize whether TC exposure from wash products perturbs microbial communities in mothers and their infants...
October 13, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029159/impact-evaluation-of-free-delivery-care-on-maternal-health-service-utilisation-and-neonatal-health-in-nepal
#20
Prabhat Lamichhane, Anurag Sharma, Ajay Mahal
Nepal introduced free delivery services for births in public facilities in 2005 in 25 districts with the intervention initially restricted to women with less than two living children and/or women with obstetric complications. After November 2007, eligibility conditions were relaxed to include all women, and the programme was later expanded to cover an additional 50 districts in December 2008. We exploit the phased expansion of the free birth delivery programme to identify its impact on place of delivery, the presence of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) and neonatal mortality using difference-in-difference methods, on data for 4457 live-births reported between 2001 and 2008 from Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys for 2006 and 2011...
September 27, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
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