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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641025/relationship-between-length-and-width-of-the-purple-line-and-foetal-head-descent-in-active-phase-of-labour
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Morvarid Irani, Masoumeh Kordi, Habibollah Esmaily
Purple line is one of the non-invasive methods to assess the progress of labour. This longitudinal observational study was performed on 350 women during the active phase of labour. We assessed the relationship between length and width of the purple line and foetal head descent. Women were examined in the lateral position and researcher recorded the presence or absence of the line before each vaginal examination. Where present length and width of the line was measured using a disposable tape measure. The purple line appeared in 75...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640477/is-a-prolonged-second-stage-of-labor-too-long
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EDITORIAL
Sarah M Cohen, Michal Lipschuetz, Simcha Yagel
Professional guidelines define the second stage of labor as 'prolonged' at three hours for primiparous women with an epidural and two hours without, and at two hours for parous women with an epidural and one hour without(1). NICE guidelines from the UK define second stage length similarly, but take into consideration passive time at full cervical dilation and the time in active pushing(2).
June 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637976/coordinated-control-of-the-tongue-during-suckling-like-activity-and-respiration
#3
Tomio Inoue, Kiyomi Nakayama, Yoshiaki Ihara, Satoshi Tachikawa, Shiro Nakamura, Ayako Mochizuki, Koji Takahashi, Takehiko Iijima
The tongue can move freely and is important in oral motor functions. Tongue movement must be coordinated with movement of the hyoid, mandible, and pharyngeal wall, to which it is attached. Our previous study using isolated brainstem-spinal cord preparations showed that application of N-methyl-D-aspartate induces rhythmic activity in the hypoglossal nerve that is coincident with rhythmic activity in the ipsilateral trigeminal motor nerve. Partial or complete midline transection of the preparation only abolishes activity in the trigeminal motor nerve; therefore, the neuronal network contributing to coordinated activity of the jaw/tongue muscles is located on both sides of the preparation and sends motor commands to contralateral trigeminal motoneurons...
2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627262/a-longitudinal-study-investigating-cervical-changes-during-labor-using-a-wireless-ultrasound-device
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Juyoung Kim, Sukyoung Kim, Seungjoo Jeon, Sunyoung Jung
PURPOSE: Cervical assessment during digital vaginal examination (DVE) includes assessing cervical dilatation, effacement, position, and consistency. Only cervical dilatation during labor has been previously researched. We investigated cervical changes, including cervical dilatation and effacement, using a wireless ultrasound device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a longitudinal study investigating cervical changes during labor using a wireless ultrasound device...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606063/on-predicting-time-to-completion-for-the-first-stage-of-spontaneous-labor-at-term-in-multiparous-women
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Björn Gunnarsson, Eirik Skogvoll, Ingibjörg Hanna Jónsdóttir, Jo Røislien, Alexander Kr Smárason
BACKGROUND: Labor that progresses faster than anticipated may lead to unplanned out-of-hospital births. With the aim to improve planning of transportation to birthing institutions, this study investigated predictors of time to completion for the first stage of labor conditional on cervical opening (conditional time) in multiparous women at term. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of partograms for women in Robson's group 3 who delivered at one hospital from 2003 to 2013...
June 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597706/outcomes-following-rescue-cerclage-in-twin-pregnancies
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Nimrah Abbasi, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare perinatal outcomes in twin pregnancies complicated by premature asymptomatic cervical dilatation treated with rescue cerclage and expectant management. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a single tertiary referral center between 2003-2014 and included all women with twins found to have a dilated cervix with intact membranes before 25-week gestation. Pregnancy outcomes were compared between women with rescue cerclage and those managed expectantly...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594774/cervical-evaluation-from-ancient-medicine-to-precision-medicine
#7
Helen Feltovich
Since ancient times, cervical assessment for predicting timing of delivery has relied primarily on digital (subjective) assessment of dilatation, softening, and length. To date, transvaginal ultrasound cervical length is the only one of these parameters that meets criteria for a biomarker; no objective, quantitative measure of cervical dilatation or softening has gained clinical acceptance. This review discusses how the cervix has been assessed from ancient times to the present day and how a precision medicine approach could improve understanding of not only the cervix, but also parturition in general...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594754/false-labor-at-term-in-singleton-pregnancies-discharge-after-a-standardized-assessment-and-perinatal-outcomes
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David B Nelson, Donald D McIntire, Kenneth J Leveno
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perinatal outcomes in women sent home with a diagnosis of false labor at term and assess the time interval to return for delivery. METHODS: This was a prospective observational cohort study of women at 37 0/7 to 41 6/7 weeks of gestation without pre-existing medical complications who presented to our hospital-based triage unit with symptoms of labor and underwent a standardized evaluation. Women diagnosed as having false labor with a live singleton fetus in cephalic presentation without a prior cesarean delivery and sent home were compared with a group of similar women diagnosed to be in spontaneous labor...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585139/relationship-between-placenta-location-and-resolution-of-second-trimester-placenta-previa
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Yun Feng, Xue-Yin Li, Juan Xiao, Wei Li, Jing Liu, Xue Zeng, Xi Chen, Kai-Yue Chen, Lei Fan, Su-Hua Chen
This prospective study was conducted to assess the rate of resolution of second trimester placenta previa in women with anterior placenta and posterior placenta, and that in women with and without previous cesarean section. In this study, placenta previa was defined as a placenta lying within 20 mm of the internal cervical os or overlapping it. We recruited 183 women diagnosed with previa between 20(+0) weeks and 25(+6) weeks. They were grouped according to their placenta location (anterior or posterior) and history of cesarean section...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580712/kawasaki-disease-state-of-the-art
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Jane W Newburger
Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile arteritis of childhood that can result in coronary artery aneurysms if untreated in the first 10 and ideally 7 days of illness. Kawasaki disease begins as a necrotizing arteritis with neutrophilic infiltrate, followed by subacute/chronic changes and luminal myofibroblastic proliferation that can cause coronary artery stenosis. Manifestations include the presence of ≥5 days of fever, together with clinical criteria of extremity changes, rash, conjunctivitis, oral changes, and unilateral cervical lymphadenopathy...
June 5, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578675/a-case-report-of-bicornis-bicollis-uterus-with-unilateral-cervical-atresia-an-unusual-aetiology-of-chronic-debilitating-pelvic-pain-in-a-cameroonian-teenager
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Julius Sama Dohbit, Esther Meka, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Igor Kamla, Darolles Mwadjie, Pascal Foumane
BACKGROUND: Congenital uterine anomalies like bicornis or bicornuate uterus are relatively rare in sub-Saharan Africa. They are associated with an increased rate of spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, and infertility. The occurrence of bicornis bicollis uterus with unilateral cervical atresia is exceptional and its management is controversial. We hereby report a rare cause of chronic pelvic pain in a Cameroonian teenager due to unilateral obstructive hematometra and hematosalpinx in the non-communicating horn of a bicornis bicollis uterus...
June 2, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577618/hysteroscopic-management-of-a-stenotic-cervix
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Michael W H Suen, Olga Bougie, Sukhbir S Singh
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate an approach to the hysteroscopic management of a stenotic cervix. DESIGN: Step-by-step explanation of the techniques using video and animation (educational video). SETTING: Academic tertiary level referral center. PATIENT(S): Patients with cervical stenosis, inclusive of both reproductive age and postmenopausal women. Gynecologists require intrauterine access for many procedures, but a stenotic cervix can obstruct surgery...
June 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573925/radiation-induced-esophageal-strictures-treated-with-fluoroscopic-balloon-dilation-clinical-outcomes-and-factors-influencing-recurrence-in-62-patients
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Jung-Hoon Park, Kun Yung Kim, Ho-Young Song, Young Chul Cho, Pyeong Hwa Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Min Tae Kim, Eun Jung Jun, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Sung-Bae Kim, Jong Hoon Kim
Background Balloon dilation is safe and effective for the treatment of radiation-induced esophageal stricture (RIES), with favorable short-term and mid-term outcomes; however, few reports of long-term outcomes exist. Few studies have evaluated factors associated with recurrence after balloon dilation. Purpose To evaluate the long-term outcome of balloon dilation in patients with RIES and to identify factors associated with stricture recurrence. Material and Methods The medical records of 62 consecutive patients who had undergone fluoroscopic balloon dilation for RIES at our institution between December 1998 and June 2016 were reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564639/menstrual-pattern-after-abdominal-radical-trachelectomy
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Xiaoqi Li, Jin Li, Xingzhu Ju, Zhaoxia Jiang, Xiaojun Chen, Xiaohua Wu
To assess changes of menstrual patterns, their causes, preventions and treatment methods after abdominal radical trachelectomy (ART), we recorded patients' menstrual patterns after surgery and compared them with the conditions before surgery. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on their menstrual status post-trachelectomy:Group 1: menstrual patterns unchanged; Group 2: menstrual patterns changed without amenorrhea; and Group 3: amenorrhea. One hundred and twenty-nine patients were included: 39 (30.2%) women belonged to Group 1, 74 (57...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552753/-premature-rupture-of-membranes%C3%A2-37-weeks-of-gestation-predictive-factors-for-labour-onset-within-24hours
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C Huret, B Pereira, V Collange, A Delabaere, M Rouzaire, D Lemery, V Sapin, D Gallot
OBJECTIVES: To identify predictive criteria for a positive expectation in the context of rupture of membranes after 37 WG. METHODS: Single-center retrospective study including ROM≥37 WG. The primary outcome was labour onset within 24hours. We compared predictive factors for occurrence of spontaneous labour and described obstetrical and neonatal outcomes according to initial Bishop score<6 or ≥6. RESULTS: From January 2013 to December 2014, 520 patients were included...
May 25, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545987/echography-of-clinically-relevant-disorders-in-the-genital-tract-of-female-dromedary-camels
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Ahmed Ali, Derar Derar, Ali Alsamri, Fahd Al Sobayil
The aim of this study was to characterize the clinically relevant genital tract disorders of dromedary camels. Reproductive tract examinations were performed via transrectal palpation, ultrasonography and vaginal exploration. The ultrasonic appearance of the reproductive pathology was described and compared with its morphology at laparotomy, after surgical removal, during postmortem examination or upon slaughter. Diagnosis was also confirmed by histopathology. The most frequently encountered follicular structures were larger than typical follicles (56/338, 16...
May 19, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535320/effectiveness-of-a-labor-cervical-exam-model-in-family-medicine-and-ob-gyn-residents
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Joshua F Nitsche, Nora F Fino, Jose M Palomo, Abraham Portillo Perdomo, Brian C Brost
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Labor cervical exam accuracy is an essential skill for family medicine and OB-GYN residents to master. To determine the effectiveness of simulation on labor cervical exam training, family medicine and OB-GYN residents were trained using a self-constructed PVC pipe-based cervical exam model during a short and intensive simulation workshop or "boot camp." METHODS: A task trainer was constructed that allows for the blind examination of cervical dilation and effacement...
May 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526452/gestational-age-at-initiation-of-17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-caproate-and-recurrent-preterm-birth
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Angela Ning, Catherine J Vladutiu, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, William H Goodnight, Tracy A Manuck
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in non-anomalous neonates in the US. Women with a previous early spontaneous PTB are at highest risk for recurrence. Weekly intramuscular 17-alpha hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) reduces the risk of recurrent prematurity. Though current guidelines recommend 17-OHPC initiation between 16-20 weeks', in clinical practice, 17-OHPC is started across a spectrum of gestational ages. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the gestational age at 17-OHPC initiation and recurrent PTB among women a prior spontaneous PTB 16-28 weeks' gestation...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520654/systematic-review-of-hydrotherapy-research-does-a-warm-bath-in-labor-promote-normal-physiologic-childbirth
#19
Jenna Shaw-Battista
Health sciences research was systematically reviewed to assess randomized controlled trials of standard care versus immersion hydrotherapy in labor before conventional childbirth. Seven studies of 2615 women were included. Six trials examined hydrotherapy in midwifery care and found an effect of pain relief; of these, 2 examined analgesia and found reduced use among women who bathed in labor. One study each found that hydrotherapy reduced maternal anxiety and fetal malpresentation, increased maternal satisfaction with movement and privacy, and resulted in cervical dilation progress equivalent to standard labor augmentation practices...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489746/pediatric-esophagopleural-fistula-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Yun Cui, Yuqian Ren, Yijun Shan, Rongxin Chen, Fei Wang, Yan Zhu, Yucai Zhang
Esophagopleural fistula (EPF) is rarely reported in children with a high misdiagnosis rate. This study aimed to reveal the clinical manifestations and managements of EPF in children.Two pediatric cases of EPF in our hospital were reported. A bibliographic search was performed on the PubMed, WANFANG, and CNKI databases for EPF-related reports published between January 1980 and May 2016. The pathogeny, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of EPF patients were collected and discussed.Based on conservative treatments, 1 pediatric EPF case induced by cervical trauma was cured by longitudinal septum incision-mediated drainage...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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