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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712189/maternal-mortality-in-pakistan-is-there-any-metamorphosis-towards-betterment
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Nusrat Nisar, Razia Mustafa Abbasi, Shehla Raza Chana, Noushaba Rizwan, Razia Badar
BACKGROUND: Every year more than half million mother die due to pregnancy related preventable causes like haemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, sepsis, and obstructed labour and unsafe abortion. Among these deaths 99% occur in developing countries. The study was conducted to assess the maternal death rate and to analyse its trends over a period of 20 years in tertiary care hospital in Sindh Province Pakistan. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of maternal mortality records were carried out for a period of 20 years from 1986-1995 and 2011-2015 at the Department of Obstetrics and gynaecology Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Hyderabad Sindh Pakistan...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705179/improving-health-literacy-through-group-antenatal-care-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jody R Lori, Henrietta Ofosu-Darkwah, Carol J Boyd, Tanima Banerjee, Richard M K Adanu
BACKGROUND: To examine whether exposure to group antenatal care increased women's health literacy by improving their ability to interpret and utilize health messages compared to women who received standard, individual antenatal care in Ghana. METHODS: We used a prospective cohort design. The setting was a busy urban district hospital in Kumasi, the second most populous city in Ghana. Pregnant women (N = 240) presenting for their first antenatal visit between 11 and 14 weeks gestation were offered participation in the study...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705177/patterns-and-predictors-of-analgesic-use-in-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-drug-utilization-study-with-special-focus-on-women-with-migraine
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Gerd-Marie Eskerud Harris, Mollie Wood, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Christofer Lundqvist, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the drug utilization patterns and factors predicting drug use in pregnant women with migraine. This longitudinal drug utilization study aimed to describe patterns of analgesic use in a sample of Norwegian pregnant women according to their migraine history, and to identify predictors for analgesic use among these women. METHODS: Pregnant women giving birth at Akershus University Hospital between 2008 and 2010 were recruited at ultrasound examination in gestational week 17...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701390/spontaneous-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-infants-%C3%A2-1500-g
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Jana Semberova, Jan Sirc, Jan Miletin, Jachym Kucera, Ivan Berka, Sylva Sebkova, Sinead O'Sullivan, Orla Franklin, Zbynek Stranak
OBJECTIVES: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) remains a challenging issue in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, and its management varies widely. Our aim in this study was to document the natural course of ductus arteriosus in a cohort of VLBW infants who underwent conservative PDA management with no medical or surgical intervention. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study conducted in 2 European level-3 neonatal units. RESULTS: A total of 368 VLBW infants were born within the study period...
July 12, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695270/maternal-use-of-prednisolone-is-unlikely-to-be-associated-with-neonatal-adrenal-suppression-a-single-center-study-of-16-cases
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Leanne de Vetten, Margriet van Stuijvenberg, Ido P Kema, Gianni Bocca
The use of supra-physiological, exogenous corticosteroids in pregnancy may lead to neonatal adrenal suppression. We report on a single-center, case series study carried out between 2006 and 2014, which included all newborns (n = 16) of mothers using prednisolone ≥10 mg/day during pregnancy. Newborns were routinely assessed according to hospital protocol, with follow-up until 6 weeks after birth. We investigated the clinical symptoms and biochemical findings of adrenal suppression occurring in the newborns...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693503/effectiveness-of-rotavirus-vaccines-against-hospitalisations-in-japan
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Yoshiyuki Fujii, Atsuko Noguchi, Shinobu Miura, Haruka Ishii, Toyoko Nakagomi, Osamu Nakagomi, Tsutomu Takahashi
BACKGROUND: In Japan, rotavirus hospitalisation occurs at a rate from 2.8 to 13.7 per 1000 child-years among children age less than 5 years, and it imposes a substantial burden to the healthcare system in the country. While both monovalent (RV1) and pentavalent (RV5) rotavirus vaccines are licensed in Japan, neither has been incorporated in the national infant immunization programme. In this study, we estimated vaccine effectiveness (VE) in Japan. METHODS: This study was conducted in Yuri-Kumiai General Hospital located in a city in the north-western part of Japan...
July 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689609/parental-history-of-disruptive-life-events-and-household-food-insecurity
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Dylan B Jackson, Michael G Vaughn
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a history of disruptive life events (ie, school suspension or expulsion, job termination, hospitalization for mental health, and/or criminal justice involvement) among parents is positively associated with household food insecurity. DESIGN: Structured interviews and self-report surveys. SETTING: Households across all 50 states in the US. PARTICIPANTS: Subsample of 6,270 households that participated in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort with valid maternal and paternal data...
July 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688784/improving-hepatitis-b-birth-dose-coverage-through-village-health-volunteer-training-and-pregnant-women-education
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Xi Li, James Heffelfinger, Eric Wiesen, Sergey Diorditsa, Jayaprakash Valiakolleri, Agnes Bauro Nikuata, Ezekial Nukuro, Beia Tabwaia, Joseph Woodring
Hepatitis B is highly endemic in the Republic of Kiribati, while the coverage of timely birth dose vaccination, the primary method shown to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus, was only 66% in 2014. Children born at home are especially at high risk, as they have limited access to timely birth dose (i.e. within 24 h) vaccination. To improve birth dose coverage, a project to improve linkages between village health volunteers and health workers and educate pregnant women on hepatitis B vaccination was carried out in 16 communities with low birth dose coverage in Kiribati from November 2014 to May 2015...
July 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680870/comparison-of-the-effect-of-plastic-cover-and-blanket-on-body-temperature-of-preterm-infants-hospitalized-in-nicu-randomized-clinical-trial
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Leila Valizadeh, Majid Mahallei, Abdolrasoul Safaiyan, Fatemeh Ghorbani, Maryam Peyghami
Introduction: Preterm infants are unable to regulate their body temperature and there are insufficient research evidences on different kinds of covers for hospitalized preterm infants; therefore, the present study was conducted with the aim of comparing the effects of plastic and blanket covers on the body temperature of preterm infants under radiant warmer. Methods: This randomized cross-over clinical trial was carried out upon 80 infants with the gestational age of 28-30 weeks and birth weight of 800- 1250 gr who were in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the second day of their hospitalization...
June 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673308/two-cases-of-low-birth-weight-infant-survival-by-prehospital-emergency-hysterotomy
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Miretta Tommila, Mikko Pystynen, Hanna Soukka, Fatih Aydin, Matias Rantanen
BACKGROUND: During maternal cardiac arrest, emergency hysterotomy (EH) is recommended after four minutes of resuscitation, if no signs of spontaneous circulation are detected. This extreme procedure is believed to be potentially beneficial for both the mother and the infant. Both maternal and neonatal survivals seem to be associated to the time delay between the cardiac arrest and the delivery and in-hospital resuscitation location. In addition to this, gestational age is an important determinant to neonatal outcome...
July 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669033/monitoring-the-brain-after-cardiac-arrest-a-new-era
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Niraj Sinha, Sam Parnia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Of the approximately 350,000 out-of-hospital, and 750,000 after in-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) events in the US annually approximately 5-9% and 20% respectively may achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Up to 2/3 of these initial survivors may go on die in the subsequent 24-72 hours after ROSC due to a combination of (1) on-going cerebral injury, (2) myocardial dysfunction and (3) massive systemic inflammatory response...
August 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668289/foley-catheterisation-versus-oral-misoprostol-for-induction-of-labour-in-hypertensive-women-in-india-inform-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Shuchita Mundle, Hillary Bracken, Vaishali Khedikar, Jayashree Mulik, Brian Faragher, Thomas Easterling, Simon Leigh, Paul Granby, Alan Haycox, Mark A Turner, Zarko Alfirevic, Beverly Winikoff, Andrew D Weeks
BACKGROUND: Between 62 000 and 77 000 women die annually from pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Prompt delivery, preferably by the vaginal route, is vital for good maternal and neonatal outcomes. Two low-cost interventions-low-dose oral misoprostol tablets and transcervical Foley catheterisation-are already used in low-resource settings. We aimed to compare the relative risks and benefits of these interventions. METHODS: We undertook this multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial in two public hospitals in Nagpur, India...
June 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666184/pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-epilepsy-in-western-china-a-prospective-hospital-based-study
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Shixu He, Huili Zhu, Xiangmiao Qiu, Xi Zhu, Anjiao Peng, Jianan Duan, Lei Chen
OBJECTIVE: Gaps exist in the diagnosis and treatment of women with epilepsy (WWE) between China and Euro-American countries. We aim to find out and share our experience of the multidisciplinary integrated treatment for WWE. METHODS: We prospectively registered WWE who were diagnosed by both epileptologists and obstetrician in our green way system for the past 5years (2009-2015). Registration information include years of education, epilepsy history, seizure type and frequency, pregnancy and delivery complications, delivery mode, and Apgar score of newborn...
June 27, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665068/comparison-of-the-birth-statistics-between-multi-cultural-and-korean-families-in-korea-2015
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Sung Hoon Chung, Chong Woo Bae
Since 2002, the number of marriages, births, and family members among multi-cultural families (MCFs) has increased. Beginning in 2006, the government initiated a planned management for such families and has implemented the MCF policy basic plan since 2010. In 2015, with multiple socio-economic and medical support initiatives for MCF being available, we analyzed the statistics for several factors related to birth, to determine whether there are significant adverse birth outcomes in MCF. We analyzed the birth data of MCFs in 2015, from Statistics Korea...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662695/determinants-of-contraceptive-use-among-postpartum-women-in-a-county-hospital-in-rural-kenya
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Rose Jalang'o, Faith Thuita, Sammy O Barasa, Peter Njoroge
BACKGROUND: There is a high unmet need for limiting and spacing child births during the postpartum period. Given the consequences of closely spaced births, and the benefits of longer pregnancy intervals, targeted activities are needed to reach this population of postpartum women. Our objective was to establish the determinants of contraceptive uptake among postpartum women in a county referral hospital in rural Kenya. METHODS: Sample was taken based on a mixed method approach that included both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection...
June 29, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651682/the-wuhan-twin-birth-cohort-wtbc
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Jinzhu Zhao, Shaoping Yang, Anna Peng, Zhengmin Qian, Hong Xian, Tianjiao Chen, Guanghui Dong, Yiming Zhang, Xijiang Hu, Zhong Chen, Jiangxia Cao, Xiaojie Song, Shunqing Xu, Tongzhang Zheng, Bin Zhang
The Wuhan Pre/Post-Natal Twin Birth Registry (WPTBR) is one of the largest twin birth registries with comprehensive medical information in China. It recruits women from the first trimester of pregnancy and their twins from birth. From January 2006 to May 2016, the total number of twins enrolled in WPTBR is 13,869 twin pairs (27,553 individuals). The WPTBR initiated the Wuhan Twin Birth Cohort (WTBC). The WTBC is a prospective cohort study carried out through incorporation of three samples. The first one comprises 6,920 twin pairs, and the second one, 6,949 twin pairs...
June 27, 2017: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650337/risk-factors-of-neonatal-mortality-in-faisalabad-pakistan
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Sajjad Haider Bhatti, Hiba Izzam Mamuna, Muhammad Aftab, Muhammad Aslam, Nosheen Aslam, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Hamad Ahmed, Muhammad Akram
The objective of study was to find out major correlates of neonatal mortality. The main focus was in determining the impact of different demographic and health related characteristics of neonates and their mothers. A planned questionnaire was prepared in order to collect the information from mothers of newborns. The data were collected from different public and private hospitals of Faisalabad district. Discharge condition of neonate (dead or alive) was taken as response. Binary logistic regression was applied in order to unveil the impact of different contributory factors on the chances of neonatal mortality...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648013/-retrospective-analysis-of-anesthetic-and-perioperative-management-in-patients-of-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy
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Y Y Qu, H Zeng, X Y Guo, M Li
Objective: To retrospectively analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP), and to discuss perioperative and anesthetic management. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted on the records of pregnant patients with a diagnosis of acute fatty liver of pregnancy in Peking University Third Hospital from January 2007 to December 2015. 12 cases were identified. The clinical features, preoperative laboratory findings, types of delivery, anesthetic techniques for cesarean section, and the outcomes of parturients and fetus were collected and analyzed...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632972/nonrandomised-interventional-study-showed-that-early-aggressive-nutrition-was-effective-in-reducing-postnatal-growth-restriction-in-preterm-infants
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Giulia Genoni, Marco Binotti, Alice Monzani, Elena Bernascone, Ilaria Stasi, Gianni Bona, Federica Ferrero
AIM: This study evaluated whether an early aggressive nutrition (EAN) strategy could limit extrauterine growth restriction (EUGR) in a cohort of preterm infants. METHODS: This prospective nonrandomised interventional study was carried out in the neonatal intensive care unit of an Italian hospital from January 2013 to December 2015. The prevalence of EUGR was assessed in 100 infants with a gestational age of ≤34 weeks, 50 after the introduction of an EAN regimen in October 2014 and 50 before...
June 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630642/infant-and-young-child-feeding-practice-among-mothers-with-0-24%C3%A2-months-old-children-in-slum-areas-of-bahir-dar-city-ethiopia
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Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Tadese Ejigu Tafere, Dereje Berhanu Abitew
BACKGROUND: Adequate nutrition during infancy and early childhood is essential to ensure the health, growth and development of children. However, infant feeding practice is suboptimal in Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia. The slum area is a heavily populated urban informal settlement characterized by substandard housing, squalor, with a lack of reliable sanitation services, supply of clean water, reliable electricity, law enforcement and other basic services. Residents of the slum area were poor and less educated...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
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