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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912790/fetal-malformation-in-maternal-toxoplasma-and-rubella-co-infection-in-cameroon-a-case-report
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Andreas Ateke Njoh, Sarah Namondo Njoh, Messang Blandine Abizou
BACKGROUND: There has been a recent increase in the number of newborns with brain malformations due to congenital infections, but the impact of these diseases remains largely under ascertained in middle-income and low-income countries. This case report presents a fetal anencephaly following maternal toxoplasma and rubella co-infection in a resource-limited setting and the challenges faced by the patient and the health care provider in the management of the condition. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old black Cameroonian woman of Bakossi origin, gravida3 para1010, presented with a positive rubella and toxoplasma immunoglobulin G serologic test at 21 weeks of pregnancy; she could not benefit from a fetal morphologic ultrasound partly because there was none at the site of her antenatal clinic and because there were accessibility constraints getting to the nearest referral hospital approximately 100 km away...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904846/complete-congenital-heart-block-in-a-neonate-with-a-complex-congenital-heart-defect-in-africa
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Clovis Nkoke, Edvine Yonta Wawo, Liliane Kuate Mfeukeu, Larissa Makamte, Sandrine Dikosso Edie, Flore Esiene Balana
Congenital heart block (CHB) is rare disorder that has a higher mortality when associated with structural congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We present a case of complete CHB associated with a complex congenital heart defect in a neonate in Cameroon. A 1-month-old neonate in Cameroon was referred for the evaluation of bradycardia. The obstetrical ultrasound done during pregnancy revealed fetal bradycardia without further evaluation. Clinical examination showed well a developed neonate with bradycardia at 62 beats/minute, and mild cyanosis with oxygen saturation at 93% at room air...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896937/effect-of-tailored-dietary-guidance-for-pregnant-women-on-nutritional-status-a-double-cohort-study
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Megumi Haruna, Mie Shiraishi, Masayo Matsuzaki, Yuko Yatsuki, SeonAe Yeo
This double cohort study aimed to evaluate the effect of tailored dietary guidance for pregnant women on dietary intake, nutritional status, and infant birth weight. Healthy pregnant women were recruited at an antenatal clinic during two phases over 2 years. The historical controls were analyzed a year prior to the intervention group. In both groups, data were collected at 19-26 gestational weeks (baseline) and at 34-37 gestational weeks (outcome measurement). The intervention included the following: (a) assessments of maternal dietary nutritional intake using the brief self-administered diet history questionnaire, (b) individual feedback based on the assessments of maternal nutritional status, (c) tailored guidance for a healthy diet, (d) original cooking recipes, and (e) goal sharing...
November 29, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892433/efficacy-of-prophylactic-b-lynch-suture-during-lower-segment-caesarian-section-in-high-risk-patients-for-atonic-postpartum-haemorrhage
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M Vijayasree
Background Postpartum Haemorrhage causes significant maternal mortality and morbidity all over the world. Active management of the third stage of labour with oxytocics is come into practice. If postpartum haemorrhage is anticipated conservative surgical procedures like B-lynch suture is being applied. Objective To evaluate the effect of elective B-Lynch suture in preventing atonic postpartum haemorrhage during emergency caesarian section with high risk factors for atonicity. Method Forty antenatal women undergoing emergency caesarean section with risk factors for atony of the uterus were selected in our study...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884667/persistent-pain-after-caesarean-section-and-its-association-with-maternal-anxiety-and-socioeconomic-background
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B Daly, S Young, R Marla, L Riddell, R Junkin, N Weidenhammer, J Dolan, J Kinsella, R Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pain, both from the surgical site, and from other sources such as musculoskeletal backache, can persist after caesarean section. In this study of a predominantly socially deprived population we have sought to prospectively examine the association between antenatal maternal anxiety and socioeconomic background and the development of persistent pain of all sources after caesarean section. METHODS: Demographic details and an anxiety questionnaire were completed by 205 women before elective caesarean section...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881104/provider-adherence-to-first-antenatal-care-guidelines-and-risk-of-pregnancy-complications-in-public-sector-facilities-a-ghanaian-cohort-study
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Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Irene Akua Agyepong, Gbenga A Kayode, Diederick E Grobbee, Evelyn K Ansah
BACKGROUND: Guideline utilization aims at improvement in quality of care and better health outcomes. The objective of the current study was to determine the effect of provider complete adherence to the first antenatal care guidelines on the risk of maternal and neonatal complications in a low resource setting. METHODS: Women delivering in 11 health facilities in the Greater Accra region of Ghana were recruited into a cohort study. Their first antenatal visit records were reviewed to assess providers' adherence to the guidelines, using a thirteen-point checklist...
November 24, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875541/new-perspective-on-impact-of-folic-acid-supplementation-during-pregnancy-on-neurodevelopment-autism-in-the-offspring-children-a-systematic-review
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Yunfei Gao, Chao Sheng, Ri-Hua Xie, Wen Sun, Elizabeth Asztalos, Diane Moddemann, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Mark Walker, Shi Wu Wen
It has been conclusively established that folic acid supplementation prior to and during early pregnancy (up to 12 weeks of gestation) can prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). We hypothesized that folate effects may extend from neuro-structural defects to alterations in neuro-behavioural and emotional skills including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disorders. The objective of this review was to comprehensively evaluate evidence on the impact of folic acid on neurodevelopment other than NTDs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872568/weekly-iron-folic-acid-supplementation-plays-differential-role-in-maintaining-iron-markers-level-in-non-anaemic-and-anaemic-primigravida-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Hari Shankar, Neeta Kumar, Rajat Sandhir, Suneeta Mittal, Santosh Kurra, Lakhbir Dhaliwal, Gurjit Kaur, Nomita Chandhiok, B S Dhillon, D N Rao
: Anaemia during pregnancy is most commonly observed and highly prevalent in South-East Asia. Various effective programmes have been laid down for its management, mainly daily supplementation of iron folic acid (IFA) tablets. Following the same, standard obstetrical practice has included the IFA supplementation without requiring the determination of iron deficiency. In this study, a total of 120 primigravida (N = 60; non-anaemic (Hb > 11 g/dl) and N = 60 anaemic (Hb = 8-11 g/dl)) were selected among those attending the Antenatal Clinic in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867411/ultrasound-as-a-screening-tool-in-the-follow-up-of-asymptomatic-congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation
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Mehmet Emin Adin
Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation accounts for the vast majority of congenital cystic lung pathologies. The clinical spectrum of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is wide and ranges from silent incidental lesions to severe congenital respiratory distress or stillbirths. Management of clinically silent lesions is still a matter of debate, with conservative follow-up being a popular approach during the last decade. However, an optimal methodology of follow-up is yet to be determined. In this study, ultrasound is proposed as a follow-up tool for clinically silent lesions based on the findings in a case with known congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation from the antenatal period, which has been followed up for four years...
August 2016: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856007/-diagnosis-evolution-and-prognosis-of-prenatally-diagnosed-suprasellar-cysts
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F Di Rocco, A André, T Roujeau, L Selek, Y Ville, C Garel, M Zérah
Suprasellar arachnoid cysts (SAC) in children are considered rare, but the incidence is increasing due to the improvement of prenatal diagnosis. We present 15 cases of SAC diagnosed during the antenatal period between 2005 and 2015. The records were reviewed retrospectively by specifying the radiological characteristics, treatment modalities, outcomes, and long-term monitoring. Mean follow-up was 71 months. The forms (SAC-1) accounted for 2 cases (13%) with hydrocephalus. We observed 8 (53%) lower forms (SAC-2) with interpeduncular cistern expansion without hydrocephalus...
December 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854513/child-care-exposure-influences-childhood-adiposity-at-2-years-analysis-from-the-rolo-study
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Helena Scully, Goiuri Alberdi, Ricardo Segurado, Aoife McNamara, Karen Lindsay, Mary Horan, Eilis Hennessy, Eileen Gibney, Fionnuala McAuliffe
BACKGROUND: The first 2 years of life are instrumental for childhood physical development. Factors contributing to childhood obesity are difficult to determine; child care exposure is one to consider, by influencing food preference and physical activity development. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of child care exposure with adiposity at 2 years. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the secondary analysis of the prospective ROLO study (randomized control trial of low glycemic index diet) in Dublin, Ireland...
November 17, 2016: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846821/long-term-adherence-and-effects-on-grip-strength-and-upper-leg-performance-of-prescribed-supplemental-vitamin-d-in-pregnant-and-recently-pregnant-women-of-somali-and-swedish-birth-with-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-a-before-and-after-treatment-study
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Paul Kalliokoski, Nils Rodhe, Yngve Bergqvist, Monica Löfvander
BACKGROUND: Muscular weakness and severe vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in Somali (veiled) pregnant women, Sweden. The study aims here were to explore adherence to prescribed supplemental vitamin D in new mothers with vitamin D deficiency and its effects on grip strength and upper leg performance in Somali (target group TG) and Swedish women (reference group RG) from spring through winter. METHODS: A before- and after study was designed. A cross-sectional sample of women in antenatal care with serum 25-OHD ≤50 nmol/L were prescribed one or two tablets daily (800 or 1600 IU vitamin D3 with calcium) for 10 months...
November 15, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843561/predictors-of-poor-outcome-among-children-with-heterotaxy-syndrome-a-retrospective-review
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Eiméar McGovern, Eoin Kelleher, James E Potts, John O'Brien, Kevin Walsh, Lars Nolke, Colin J McMahon
OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors of poor outcome in patients with heterotaxy syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective review of children with heterotaxy syndrome, in a single tertiary paediatric cardiology centre, was conducted between 1 January 1997 and 1 January 2014 to determine predictors of poor outcome. Poor outcome was defined as death, cardiac transplantation or New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV. RESULTS: There were 35 patients diagnosed with heterotaxy syndrome, 17 of whom were diagnosed antenatally...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837388/a-longitudinal-study-of-pre-pregnancy-and-pregnancy-risk-factors-associated-with-antenatal-and-postnatal-symptoms-of-depression-evidence-from-growing-up-in-new-zealand
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Lisa Underwood, Karen E Waldie, Stephanie D'Souza, Elizabeth R Peterson, Susan M B Morton
Objectives Antenatal and postnatal depression can lead to poor outcomes for women and their children. The aim of this study was to explore whether risk factors differ for depression symptoms that are present during pregnancy and/or after childbirth. Methods An ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample of 5301 women completed interviews during the third trimester of pregnancy and 9 months after childbirth. Depression symptoms were measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). Depression symptoms (defined as EPDS >12) among participants and associations with pre-pregnancy and pregnancy maternal characteristics were explored using logistic regression...
November 11, 2016: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835051/comparison-of-serum-selenium-levels-among-hypertensive-and-normotensive-pregnant-women
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Alíssia Cardoso da Silva, Sérgio Hofmeister Martins-Costa, Edimárlei Gonsales Valério, José Geraldo Lopes Ramos
OBJECTIVE: To correlate serum selenium levels with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) in a selected population and evaluate this mineral as a possible protective factor. METHODS: This case-control study included 32 normotensive, 20 hypertensive (chronic and gestational hypertension), and 38 preeclamptic pregnant women. All patients were recruited from antenatal or obstetric admissions of a tertiary hospital in Brazil. Serum selenium was measured at the time of inclusion...
November 11, 2016: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832835/pulmonary-function-at-hospital-discharge-in-preterm-infants-randomized-to-a-single-rescue-course-of-antenatal-steroids
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Brian K Jordan, Diane Schilling, Cindy T McEvoy
OBJECTIVE: To compare the pulmonary function, measured at birth and at hospital discharge, of infants whose mothers had been randomized to a single rescue course of antenatal steroids versus those whose mothers had been randomized to placebo. STUDY DESIGN: This study involved follow-up at hospital discharge of subjects of a randomized, double-blinded trial. In the original trial, pregnant women at ≥14 days after their initial course of antenatal steroids and <34 weeks' gestation were randomized to rescue antenatal steroids (44 mothers, 56 infants) or placebo (41 mothers, 57 infants)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832778/inequality-in-the-use-of-maternal-and-child-health-services-in-the-philippines-do-pro-poor-health-policies-result-in-more-equitable-use-of-services
#17
Karlo Paolo P Paredes
BACKGROUND: The Philippines failed to achieve its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) commitment to reduce maternal deaths by three quarters. This, together with the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reinforces the need for the country to keep up in improving reach of maternal and child health (MCH) services. Inequitable use of health services is a risk factor for the differences in health outcomes across socio-economic groups. This study aims to explore the extent of inequities in the use of MCH services in the Philippines after pro-poor national health policy reforms...
November 10, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832743/clinicians-views-of-factors-of-importance-for-improving-the-rate-of-vbac-vaginal-birth-after-caesarean-section-a-study-from-countries-with-low-vbac-rates
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Ingela Lundgren, Patricia Healy, Margaret Carroll, Cecily Begley, Andrea Matterne, Mechthild M Gross, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Jane Nicoletti, Sandra Morano, Christina Nilsson, Joan Lalor
BACKGROUND: Caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing worldwide and the most common reason is repeat CS following previous CS. For most women a vaginal birth after a previous CS (VBAC) is a safe option. However, the rate of VBAC differs in an international perspective. Obtaining deeper knowledge of clinicians' views on VBAC can help in understanding the factors of importance for increasing VBAC rates. Focus group interviews with clinicians and women in three countries with high VBAC rates (Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands) and three countries with low VBAC rates (Ireland, Italy and Germany) are part of "OptiBIRTH", an ongoing research project...
November 10, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821983/using-sonographically-estimated-myometrial-thickness-in-prediction-of-latency-interval-in-cases-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom
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Richa Gupta, Ajit Nagarsenkar
OBJECTIVES: To study myometrial thickness (MT) sonographically as a predictor of latency interval in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). STUDY DESIGN: The data were collected in a prospective manner from the antenatal patients between November 2011 and June 2013 during the follow-up of patients in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Goa Medical College. 100 patients with the periods of gestation of 28-36 weeks were studied, out of which 50 were PPROM cases and 50 were controls, both not in labor...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819151/depression-retention-in-care-and-uptake-of-pmtct-service-in-kinshasa-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-a-prospective-cohort
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Kelly A Yotebieng, Kunuwo Fokong, Marcel Yotebieng
There is a clear need for effective strategies to address the factors that affect retention, or lost-to-follow-up (LTFU) and adherence to HIV care and treatment. Depression in particular may play an important role in the high rates of LTFU along the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) cascade in sub-Saharan Africa. This study assessed the association between prenatal depression and (1) LTFU or (2) uptake of PMTCT services. As part of a randomized control trial to evaluate the effect of conditional cash transfers on retention in and uptake of PMTCT services, newly diagnosed HIV-infected women, ≤32 weeks pregnant, registering for antenatal care (ANC), in 85 clinics in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were recruited and followed-up until LTFU, death, transfer out, or six weeks postpartum...
November 6, 2016: AIDS Care
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