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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438199/risk-of-low-birth-weight-on-adulthood-hypertension-evidence-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-a-south-asian-country-sri-lanka-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Dileepa Senajith Ediriweera, Nuwani Dilina, Usha Perera, Francisco Flores, S Samita
BACKGROUND: Although low birth weight (LBW) is common in South Asian region there are not many studies being done to evaluate LBW and adulthood hypertension association in this region, including in Sri Lanka. Although this association has been studied in other regions, most studies have not evaluated this association in the presence of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. This study was conducted to investigate whether low birth weight (LBW) is associated with adulthood hypertension after adjusting for other potential risk factors of hypertension...
April 24, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431500/foot-length-chest-and-head-circumference-measurements-in-detection-of-low-birth-weight-neonates-in-mekelle-ethiopia-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study
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Marta Yemane Hadush, Amanuel Hadgu Berhe, Araya Abrha Medhanyie
BACKGROUND: Low birth weight (Birth weight < 2500 g) is a leading cause of prenatal and neonatal deaths. The early identification of Low birth weight (LBW) neonates is essential for any comprehensive initiative to improve their chance of survival. However, a large proportion of births in developing countries take place at home and birth weight statistics are not available. Therefore, there is a need to develop simple, inexpensive and practical methods to identify low birth weight (LBW) neonates soon after birth...
April 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426160/assessment-and-support-during-early-labour-for-improving-birth-outcomes
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Shinobu Kobayashi, Nobutsugu Hanada, Masayo Matsuzaki, Kenji Takehara, Erika Ota, Hatoko Sasaki, Chie Nagata, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: The progress of labour in the early or latent phase is usually slow and may include painful uterine contractions. Women may feel distressed and lose their confidence during this phase. Support and assessment interventions have been assessed in two previous Cochrane Reviews. This review updates and replaces these two reviews, which have become out of date. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of assessment and support interventions for women during early labour...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417029/contraceptive-utilisation-among-mothers-of-reproductive-age-in-ajman-united-arab-emirates
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Naila Kanwal, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Shatha Al-Sharbatti, Iman Ismail
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine contraceptive utilisation among mothers aged 18-49 years old in Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out from May to November 2013. A total of 400 participants were recruited from two primary healthcare centres and one private hospital in Ajman. An interviewer-administered validated questionnaire was used for data collection. RESULTS: The frequency of previous and current contraceptive use was 68...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416430/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-critically-ill-neonates-and-children
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J Rambaud, J Guilbert, I Guellec, S Jean, A Durandy, M Demoulin, A Amblard, R Carbajal, P-L Leger
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is used as a last resort during neonatal and pediatric resuscitation in case of refractory circulatory or respiratory failure under maximum conventional therapies. Different types of ECMO can be used depending on the initial failure. The main indications for ECMO are refractory respiratory failure (acute respiratory distress syndrome, status asthmaticus, severe pneumonia, meconium aspiration syndrome, pulmonary hypertension) and refractory circulatory failure (cardiogenic shock, septic shock, refractory cardiac arrest)...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411096/-seroprevalence-and-vertical-transmission-of-chagas-disease-in-a-cohort-of-latin-american-pregnant-women-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-madrid
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Laura Francisco-González, Teresa Gastañaga-Holguera, Beatriz Jiménez Montero, Zarife Daoud Pérez, Marta Illán Ramos, Paloma Merino Amador, Miguel Ángel Herráiz Martínez, José Tomás Ramos Amador
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi), is endemic in Latin-America and is emerging in Spain due to immigration. The vertical transmission rate is around 5%. A routine prenatal screening with serology of all pregnant women from endemic areas is recommended to identify infected newborns, allowing early treatment and cure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of positive Chagas serology in a cohort of pregnant women from Latin-America and its vertical transmission...
April 12, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410945/diagnostic-approach-in-fetal-coarctation-of-the-aorta-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Patrick D Evers, Daksha Ranade, Mark Lewin, Bhawna Arya
BACKGROUND: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is difficult to diagnose by fetal echocardiogram (F-Echo), often requiring multiple F-Echos during gestation and neonatal echocardiograms (N-Echos) after birth. Furthermore, CoA is the most common ductal-dependent lesion missed on routine physical exam. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the most cost-effective diagnostic approach in caring for infants in whom an initial F-Echo is concerning for CoA. METHODS: Four paradigms for management after initial F-Echo could not rule out CoA were compared, with a single paradigm involving additional F-Echos: (1) multiple F-Echos for diagnostic clarity and performance of N-Echo on neonates with remaining high suspicion for CoA on F-Echos (prenatal-multiple), (2) no further F-Echo and performance of N-Echo on neonates with high suspicion for CoA on initial F-Echo (postnatal-selective), (3) no further F-Echo and performance of N-Echo on all neonates (postnatal-all), and (4) no further F-Echo or N-Echo with reliance on routine physical exam to identify afflicted infants (postnatal-none)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410603/unexpected-episodes-of-cyanosis-in-late-preterm-and-term-neonates-prompted-admission-to-a-neonatal-care-unit
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Carlo Dani, Livia Drovandi, Giovanna Bertini, Chiara Poggi, Simone Pratesi
BACKGROUND: We studied late preterm and term infants who were admitted to our neonatal care unit in a tertiary hospital for unexpected episodes of cyanosis that occurred during rooming-in for evaluation of their frequency, most frequent associated diseases, and documentation of the diagnostic clinical approach. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study of infants with a gestational age ≥35 weeks who were admitted from the nursery with the diagnosis of cyanosis from January 2009 to December 2016...
April 14, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400311/pregnancy-birth-and-infant-outcomes-by-maternal-fertility-status-the-massachusetts-outcomes-study-of-assisted-reproductive-technology
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Barbara Luke, Daksha Gopal, Howard Cabral, Judy E Stern, Hafsatou Diop
BACKGROUND: Births to subfertile women, with and without infertility treatment, have been reported to have lower birthweights and shorter gestations, even when limited to singletons. It is unknown whether these decrements are due to parental characteristics or aspects of infertility treatment. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of maternal fertility status on the risk of pregnancy, birth, and infant complications. STUDY DESIGN: All singleton live births of ≥22 weeks' gestation and ≥350 g birthweight to Massachusetts resident women in 2004-2010 were linked to hospital discharge and vital records...
April 8, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399847/evaluation-of-helping-babies-breathe-quality-improvement-cycle-hbb-qic-on-retention-of-neonatal-resuscitation-skills-six-months-after-training-in-nepal
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Ashish Kc, Johan Wrammert, Viktoria Nelin, Robert B Clark, Uwe Ewald, Stefan Peterson, Mats Målqvist
BACKGROUND: Each year 700,000 infants die due to intrapartum-related complications. Implementation of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)-a simplified neonatal resuscitation protocol in low-resource clinical settings has shown to reduce intrapartum stillbirths and first-day neonatal mortality. However, there is a lack of evidence on the effect of different HBB implementation strategies to improve and sustain the clinical competency of health workers on bag-and-mask ventilation. This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of multi-faceted implementation strategy for HBB, as a quality improvement cycle (HBB-QIC), on the retention of neonatal resuscitation skills in a tertiary hospital of Nepal...
April 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399841/building-a-research-registry-for-studying-birth-complications-and-outcomes-in-six-palestinian-governmental-hospitals
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Sahar Hassan, Ase Vikanes, Katariina Laine, Khaled Zimmo, Mohammad Zimmo, Espen Bjertness, Erik Fosse
BACKGROUND: Electronic-health (e-health) provides opportunities for quality improvement of healthcare, but implementation in low and middle income countries is still limited. Our aim was to describe the implementation of a registration (case record form; CRF) for obstetric interventions and childbirth events using e-health in a prospective birth cohort study in Palestine. We also report the completeness and the reliability of the data. METHODS: Data on maternal and fetal health was collected prospectively for all women admitted to give birth during the period from 1st March 2015 to 31st December 2015 in three governmental hospitals in Gaza and three in the West Bank...
April 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398692/seven-versus-10-days-antibiotic-therapy-for-culture-proven-neonatal-sepsis-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Smriti Rohatgi, Pooja Dewan, Mohammad Moonis Akbar Faridi, Ashwani Kumar, Rajeev Kumar Malhotra, Prerna Batra
AIM: Optimal duration of parenteral antibiotics for treating neonatal sepsis ranges from 7-14 days. We compared the efficacy of 7 versus 10 days duration of intravenous antibiotics for neonatal septicaemia. METHODS: We randomised blood culture-proven septic neonates (≥32 weeks and birth weight ≥1.5 kg) to receive either 7 or 10 days duration of intravenous antibiotics. We followed up neonates upto 28 days after stopping antibiotics for treatment failure defined by reappearance of clinical sepsis with a blood culture growing the same organism as cultured earlier, or in the absence of a positive culture, the presence of C-reactive protein and as adjudicated by an expert committee...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393040/vitreous-haemorrhage-a-population-based-study-of-the-incidence-and-risk-factors-in-taiwan
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Ching-Yu Wang, Wai-Man Cheang, De-Kuang Hwang, Ching-Heng Lin
AIM: To report the epidemiology and incidence of vitreous hemorrhage and to evaluate risk factors for patients with vitreous hemorrhage (VH) in Taiwan. METHODS: A retrospective population-based study. Analyzing a sample of one million subjects from all enrollees of the Taiwan Health Insurance programme. All data were obtained from the Taiwan Health Insurance Research Database, which contained patient sex, date of birth, all records of clinical visits and hospitalizations, and diagnosis codes as included in the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384553/neonatal-resuscitation-training-for-midwives-in-uganda-strengthening-skill-and-knowledge-retention
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Clare Mildenberger, Cathryn Ellis, Kelley Lee
The objective of this project was to improve birth outcomes for babies in a regional referral hospital in Uganda by strengthening factors that influence the retention and application of neonatal resuscitation skills. Initial training in neonatal resuscitation is not enough on its own. In order to better understand the gap between training and effective practice, an evaluation of a neonatal resuscitation program was carried out. This included practical skill testing of local midwives using a neonatal resuscitation doll pre- and post-training, as well as follow up testing at 1 month and 12 months, followed by focus groups and interviews...
March 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373147/vancomycin-treatment-is-a-risk-factor-for-vancomycin-nonsusceptible-staphylococcus-capitis-sepsis-in-preterm-neonates
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Marine Butin, Jean-Philippe Rasigade, Fabien Subtil, Patricia Martins-Simões, Charlotte Pralong, Anne-Marie Freydière, François Vandenesch, Sylvestre Tigaud, Jean-Charles Picaud, Frédéric Laurent
OBJECTIVE: Multiresistant, vancomycin-nonsusceptible Staphylococcus capitis is an emerging cause worldwide of late-onset sepsis (LOS) in preterm neonates. The pathophysiology and risk factors for S. capitis-related LOS are poorly understood but we hypothesized that S. capitis LOS follows translocation from the gut microbiota rather than catheter invasion. The objective of this study was to investigate the risk factors of S. capitis LOS and gut colonization. METHODS: We conducted a prospective monocentric cohort study of patients hospitalized in a tertiary care unit (Lyon, France) from June 2011 to January 2012...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367357/resuscitation-with-intact-placental-circulation-in-a-preterm-infant-with-hydrops-fetalis
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Simone Pratesi, Iuri Corsini, Caterina Coviello, Silvia Perugi, Carlo Dani
A preterm infant with prenatal diagnosis of hydrops fetalis was spontaneously delivered at 30 weeks of gestational age in a tertiary level hospital. Prenatal echography pointed out severe bilateral pleural effusions and diffused subcutaneous edema. A neonatologist team, alerted at the expulsion stage of labor, assisted the neonate immediately after birth and bilateral hydrothorax was drained with intact placental circulation to avoid a nonrespiratory period and its possible detrimental hemodynamic effects. The newborn was well stabilized in the delivery room before cutting the umbilical cord and starting mechanical ventilation...
January 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356333/patients-reports-of-adverse-events-a-data-linkage-study-of-australian-adults-aged-45-years-and-over
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Merrilyn Margaret Walton, Reema Harrison, Patrick Kelly, Jennifer Smith-Merry, Elizabeth Manias, Christine Jorm, Rick Iedema
BACKGROUND: Understanding a patient's hospital experience is fundamental to improving health services and policy, yet, little is known about their experiences of adverse events (AEs). This study redresses this deficit by investigating the experiences of patients in New South Wales hospitals who suffered an AE. METHODS: Data linkage was used to identify a random sample of 20 000 participants in the 45 and Up Cohort Study, out of 267 153 adults aged 45 years and over, who had been hospitalised in the prior 6 months...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348722/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-low-birth-weight-in-the-southeast-of-iran
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Mohsen Momeni, Mina Danaei, Akram Jabbari Nejad Kermani, Marzieh Bakhshandeh, Shohreh Foroodnia, Zahra Mahmoudabadi, Raheleh Amirzadeh, Hossein Safizadeh
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and related factors of low birth weight (LBW) in the Southeast of Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out in Kerman province. Data were collected from Iranian Maternal and Neonatal Network at public and private hospitals. All live births from March 2014 to March 2015 considered as the source population. The risk factors including maternal age, gravida, parity, abortion, pregnancy risk factors, maternal nationality, maternal education, maternity insurance, place of living, consanguinity, neonate sex, preterm labor, place of birth, delivery manager, and delivery type were compared between LBW and normal birth weight groups...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348720/the-optimum-study-emdr-therapy-in-pregnant-women-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-after-previous-childbirth-and-pregnant-women-with-fear-of-childbirth-design-of-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial
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M A M Baas, C A I Stramrood, L M Dijksman, A de Jongh, M G van Pampus
Background: Approximately 3% of women develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after giving birth, and 7.5% of pregnant women show a pathological fear of childbirth (FoC). FoC or childbirth-related PTSD during (a subsequent) pregnancy can lead to a request for an elective caesarean section as well as adverse obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. For PTSD in general, and several subtypes of specific phobia, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been proven effective, but little is known about the effects of applying EMDR during pregnancy...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300737/setting-up-of-a-cerebral-visual-impairment-clinic-for-children-challenges-and-future-developments
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Swetha Sara Philip
AIM: The aim of this study is to describe the setting up of a cerebral visual impairment (CVI) clinic in a tertiary care hospital in South India and to describe the spectrum of cases seen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CVI clinic, set up in February 2011, receives interdisciplinary input from a core team involving a pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist, pediatric ophthalmologist, and an optometrist. All children, <18 years of age, with cerebral palsy (CP), learning disability, autism, neurodegenerative diseases, and brain trauma are referred to the clinic for functional vision assessment and opinion for further management...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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