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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907897/cost-effectiveness-of-embryo-transfer-strategies-a-decision-analytic-model-using-long-term-costs-and-consequences-of-singletons-and-multiples-born-as-a-consequence-of-ivf
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M M J van Heesch, A D I van Asselt, J L H Evers, M A H B M van der Hoeven, J C M Dumoulin, C E M van Beijsterveldt, G J Bonsel, R H M Dykgraaf, J B van Goudoever, C Koopman-Esseboom, W L D M Nelen, K Steiner, P Tamminga, N Tonch, H L Torrance, C D Dirksen
STUDY QUESTION: What is the cost-effectiveness of elective single embryo transfer (eSET) versus double embryo transfer (DET) strategies from a societal perspective, when applying a time horizon of 1, 5 and 18 years? SUMMARY ANSWER: From a short-term perspective (1 year) it is cost-effective to replace DET with single embryo transfer; however when intermediate- (5 years) and long-term (18 years) costs and consequences are incorporated, DET becomes the most cost-effective strategy, given a ceiling ratio of €20 000 per quality-adjusted life years (QALY) gained...
November 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906083/neonatal-diffusion-tensor-brain-imaging-predicts-later-motor-outcome-in-preterm-neonates-with-white-matter-abnormalities
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Do-Yeon Kim, Hyun-Kyung Park, Nam-Su Kim, Se-Jin Hwang, Hyun Ju Lee
BACKGROUND: White matter (WM) abnormalities associated with prematurity are one of the most important causes of neurological disability that involves spastic motor deficits in preterm newborns. This study aimed to evaluate regional microstructural changes in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) associated with WM abnormalities. METHODS: We prospectively studied extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 g) preterm infants who were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Hanyang University Hospital between February 2011 and February 2014...
December 1, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903295/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-periodontal-disease-among-pre-conception-chinese-women
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Hong Jiang, Yi Su, Xu Xiong, Emily Harville, Hongqiao Wu, Zhijun Jiang, Xu Qian
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease is one of the most common chronic infectious diseases. It has been reported that periodontal disease is associated with various adverse pregnancy outcomes including preterm birth, low birth weight, and gestational diabetes mellitus. Given the fact that the treatment for periodontal disease during pregnancy was ineffective in improving pregnancy outcomes by most of studies, the pre-conception period has been put forward as a more optimal time. However, very few studies have reported the prevalence of periodontal disease among pre-conception women...
December 1, 2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890946/prevalence-of-asymptomatic-infections-in-sexually-transmitted-diseases-attendees-diagnosed-with-bacterial-vaginosis-vaginal-candidiasis-and-trichomoniasis
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R Rajalakshmi, S Kalaivani
BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are a major health problem affecting mostly young people in both developing and developed countries. STD in women causes both acute morbidity and complications such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, low-birth weight, and prematurity. AIMS: The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidiasis, and trichomoniasis among asymptomatic females attending STD outpatient department in a tertiary care hospital in South India...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886371/why-babies-die-in-unplanned-out-of-institution-births-an-enquiry-into-perinatal-deaths-in-norway-1999-2013
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Björn Gunnarsson, Sigurd Fasting, Eirik Skogvoll, Alexander Kr Smárason, Kjell Å Salvesen
INTRODUCTION: The aims were to describe causes of death associated with unplanned out-of-institution births, and to study if they could be prevented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective population-based observational study based on data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway and medical records. Between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2013, 69 perinatal deaths among 6027 unplanned out-of-institution births, whether unplanned at home, during transportation, or unspecified, were selected for enquiry...
November 25, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885296/outcome-of-twin-deliveries-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-eastern-nepal
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S Chaudhary, R R Singh, G S Shah, J Agrawal, S Kafle, L Shah
BACKGROUND: Twins, compared to singletons, have higher perinatal mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to describe the twinning rate, epidemiological variables and hospital outcome of twin deliveries and to find out ways of better management of twins in our part. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of the outcome of 92 twin pregnancies during one year study period (1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014) was conducted at BPKIHS. Twins delivered within the institution were included but cases less than 28 weeks gestation were excluded...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884492/what-women-want-exploring-pregnant-women-s-preferences-for-alternative-models-of-maternity-care
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Christopher Godfrey Fawsitt, Jane Bourke, Jennifer E Lutomski, Sarah Meaney, Brendan McElroy, Rosemary Murphy, Richard Anthony Greene
Depending on obstetric risk, maternity care may be provided in one of two locations at hospital level: a consultant-led unit (CLU) or a midwifery-led unit (MLU). Care in a MLU is sparsely provided in Ireland, comprising as few as two units out of a total 21 maternity units. Given its potential for greater efficiencies of care and cost-savings for the state, there has been an increased interest to expand MLUs in Ireland. Yet, very little is known about women's preferences for midwifery-led care, and whether they would utilise this service when presented with the choice of delivering in a CLU or MLU...
November 8, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881182/research-prevalence-of-neural-tube-defects-khartoum-sudan-august-2014-july-2015
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Ilham M Omer, Osman M Abdullah, Inaam N Mohammed, Lina A Abbasher
BACKGROUND: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects that results from failure of the neural tube to develop properly during early pregnancy. METHODS: We studied the prevalence of neural tube defects in newborns admitted to the NICU in Soba University and Omdurman Maternity hospitals, during the period 1st August 2014 to 31st July 2015. A cross-sectional hospital based study, involved all newborns with any type of neural tube defect admitted to the NICU in the study area during the study period...
November 24, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879970/mortality-hospital-days-and-expenditures-attributable-to-ambient-air-pollution-from-particulate-matter-in-israel
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Gary M Ginsberg, Ehud Kaliner, Itamar Grotto
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, ambient air pollution accounts for around 3.7 million deaths annually. Measuring the burden of disease is important not just for advocacy but also is a first step towards carrying out a full cost-utility analysis in order to prioritise technological interventions that are available to reduce air pollution (and subsequent morbidity and mortality) from industrial, power generating and vehicular sources. METHODS: We calculated the average national exposure to particulate matter particles less than 2...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878457/poorly-understood-and-often-miscategorized-congenital-umbilical-cord-hernia-an-alternative-repair-method
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E İnce, A Temiz, S S Ezer, H Ö Gezer, A Hiçsönmez
PURPOSE: Umbilical cord hernia is poorly understood and often miscategorized as "omphalocele minor". Careless clamping of the cord leads to iatrogenic gut injury in the situation of umbilical cord hernia. This study aimed to determine the characteristics and outcomes of umbilical cord hernias. We also highlight an alternative repair method for umbilical cord hernias. METHODS: We recorded 15 cases of umbilical cord hernias over 10 years. The patients' data were retrospectively reviewed, and preoperative preparation of the newborn, gestational age, birth weight, other associated malformations, surgical technique used, enteral nutrition, and length of hospitalization were recorded...
November 22, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875686/early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-and-the-implementation-of-group-b-streptococcus-prophylaxis-in-a-brazilian-maternity-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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Felipe Teixeira de Mello Freitas, Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero
OBJECTIVES: To describe early-onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) epidemiology in a public maternity hospital in Brasilia, Brazil. METHODS: We defined EOS as a positive blood culture result obtained from infants aged ≤72h plus treatment with antibiotic therapy for ≥5 days. Incidence was calculated based on the number of cases and total live births (LB). This is a descriptive study comparing the period of 2012-2013 with the period of 2014-September 2015, before and after implementation of antibiotic prophylaxis during labor for group B streptococcus (GBS) prevention, respectively...
November 19, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865094/planned-home-birth-and-the-association-with-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Shane W Wasden, Stephen T Chasen, Jeffrey M Perlman, Jessica L Illuzzi, Frank A Chervenak, Amos Grunebaum, Heather S Lipkind
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between planned home birth and neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). METHODS: This is a case-control study in which a database of neonates who underwent head cooling for HIE at our institution from 2007 to 2011 was linked to New York City (NYC) vital records. Four normal controls per case were then randomly selected from the birth certificate data after matching for year of birth, geographic location, and gestational age...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863606/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-pregnancy-and-its-impact-on-obstetric-outcome
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Juliana Yusof, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, Rushdan Mohd Noor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a Malaysian antenatal population and its impact on obstetric outcome. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. SETTING: Obstetric Unit, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Women attending antenatal clinic and Patient Admission Centre (PAC) above 30 weeks gestation were given structured questionnaires to fill...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843354/postpartum-hemorrhage-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-low-resource-setting
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Solwayo Ngwenya
BACKGROUND: Primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is defined as blood loss from the genital tract of 500 mL or more following a normal vaginal delivery (NVD) or 1,000 mL or more following a cesarean section within 24 hours of birth. PPH contributes significantly to maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Women can rapidly hemorrhage and die soon after giving birth. It can be a devastating outcome to many young families. Women giving birth in low-resource settings are at a higher risk of death than their counterparts in resource-rich environments...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833518/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-subgingival-bacteria-in-predicting-preterm-birth-a-pilot-cohort-study
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Khalid S Hassan, Maha M El Tantawi, Adel S Alagl, Amani M Alnimr, Yasmeen A Haseeb
OBJECTIVE: Preterm birth (PTB) increases the risk of adverse outcomes for new born infants. Subgingival bacteria are implicated in causing PTB. The aim of the present study was to assess the accuracy of some subgingival gram positive and gram negative bacteria detected by routine lab procedures in predicting PTB. METHODOLOGY: Pregnant Saudi women (n= 170) visiting King Fahad hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, were included in a pilot cohort study. Plaque was collected in the 2(nd) trimester and screened for subgingival anaerobes using Vitek2...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826851/recombinant-activated-factor-viia-rfviia-treatment-in-very-low-birth-weight-vlbw-premature-infants-with-acute-pulmonary-hemorrhage-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Hese Cosar, Halil Isik, Salih Cagrı Cakır, Nese Yar, Bulent Goksen, Hakan Tokbay, Hasan Kertmen, Nihal Erdoğan, Ikbal Durak
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous administration of recombinant activated factor VIIa (rFVIIa) for acute pulmonary hemorrhage treatment in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) premature infants. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was carried out retrospectively in premature infants with pulmonary hemorrhage that were ≤30 weeks gestational age or <1250 g birth weight. The data of all VLBW premature infants with pulmonary hemorrhage who were hospitalized in our neonatal intensive care unit between 01 January 2013 and 31 December 2015 were evaluated...
November 8, 2016: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822637/red-reflex-examination-in-neonates-evaluation-of-3-years-of-screening
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Carlo Cagini, Gianluigi Tosi, Fabrizio Stracci, Victoria Elisa Rinaldi, Alberto Verrotti
PURPOSE: Red reflex is a test that can detect potentially life-threatening ocular abnormalities. In 2012, a red reflex screening campaign was started in Umbria, central Italy. In this study, we report the results of the first 3 years (2012-2014) of screening. METHODS: Red reflex screening was carried out in the 11 regional birth centres. On the first level, the test was performed on all newborns within the third day of life. A pathologic test was an indication for referral to the nearest Ophthalmology Hospital Department (II level)...
November 7, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806665/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-advanced-maternal-age-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Fatma Cakmak Celik, Canan Aygun, Sukru Kucukoduk, Yuksel Bek
OBJECTIVES: To describe the effect of extremely advanced maternal age (EAMA) on maternal/neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This was a case- control study in which 127 women ≥40 years at the time of delivery out of 2,853 singleton hospital deliveries in Ondokuz Mayis University between 01.01.2008- 31.08.2010 constituted the study group. 127 else were chosen randomly out of 2,412, 21-35 years old women, via a computer system as controls. Demographic features of 254 mothers and infants as well as maternal and neonatal complications were recorded...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800110/relationship-between-maternal-pelvis-height-and-other-anthropometric-measurements-in-a-multisite-cohort-of-ugandan-mothers
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Ian Guyton Munabi, Josaphat Byamugisha, Livingstone Luboobi, Samuel Abilemech Luboga, Florence Mirembe
INTRODUCTION: In sub Saharan Africa, childbirth remains a challenge that creates the need for additional screening tools. Maternal pelvis height, which is currently in use by automotive engineers has previously been shown to have significant associations with various childbirth related outcomes and events. This study set out to determine the associations between maternal: Age, height, weight and number of pregnancies with maternal pelvis height in Ugandan mothers. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of maternal birth records from nine Ugandan hospitals, of mothers with singleton pregnancies...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799240/observational-study-of-the-safety-of-buprenorphine-naloxone-in-pregnancy-in-a-rural-and-remote-population
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Naana Afua Jumah, Craig Edwards, Jazmyn Balfour-Boehm, Kassandra Loewen, Joseph Dooley, Lianne Gerber Finn, Len Kelly
OBJECTIVES: To describe the effect of in utero exposure to the buprenorphine+naloxone combination product in a rural and remote population. SETTING: A district hospital that services rural and remote, fly-in communities in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of 855 mother infant dyads between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2015. Cases included all women who had exposure to buprenorphine+naloxone during pregnancy (n=62)...
October 31, 2016: BMJ Open
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