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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805595/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-lobar-fluid-overload
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REVIEW
Pei-Shan Tsai, Chih-Ping Chen, Dao Chen Lin, Yu-Peng Liu
Prenatal congenital lobar fluid overload (CLFO), which was first described by Ramsay and Byron, is identical to postnatal congenital lobar overinflation. It is characterized by progressive lobar overexpansion that compresses the other adjacent lung lobes. The underlying cause can be an intrinsic cartilaginous abnormality or an extrinsic airway compression. It may be associated with cardiovascular anomalies in 12%-14% of cases and affects males more frequently than females. Most cases are diagnosed postnatally, but early antenatal diagnosis and sequential follow-up are attempted for early treatment, if clinically indicated...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798895/prevalence-and-identification-of-serum-markers-associated-with-vertical-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-in-pregnant-women-in-yaounde-cameroon
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Lucien Honoré Etame Sone, Roger Ahouga Voufo, Henriette Thérèse Dimodi, Michel Kengne, Cédric Gueguim, Nnanga Ngah, Julius Oben, Judith Laure Ngondi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women and identify markers associated with vertical transmission of HBV. METHODS: Prospective and cross-sectional study over 10 months on 298 pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in the Cité Verte and Efoulan District hospitals in Cameroon. A dry tube blood collection was performed on all pregnant women and babies born to HBsAg-positive mothers. Serum from the women was used to test for HBsAg through immunochromatography and then confirmed by ELISA...
2017: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782334/pregnant-adolescents-living-with-hiv-what-we-know-what-we-need-to-know-where-we-need-to-go
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Tegan Callahan, Surbhi Modi, Jennifer Swanson, Bernadette Ng'eno, Laura N Broyles
INTRODUCTION: HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding adolescents are a particularly vulnerable group that require special attention and enhanced support to achieve optimal maternal and infant outcomes. The objective of this paper is to review published evidence about antenatal care (ANC) service delivery and outcomes for HIV-infected pregnant adolescents in low-income country settings, identify gaps in knowledge and programme services and highlight the way forward to improve clinical outcomes of this vulnerable group...
August 4, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776636/bereaved-parents-experience-of-care-and-follow-up-after-stillbirth-in-sydney-hospitals
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Diana Bond, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Adrienne Gordon
BACKGROUND: Despite stillbirth being identified as one of the most traumatic events a woman can experience, there is a lack of evidence on which to inform best practice in hospital and follow-up care. AIMS: The aim of this study was to identify which strategies are most valued by parents regarding care following stillbirth in order to improve the support and management of grieving families. METHOD: Mixed methods questionnaires were sent to bereaved participants of the Sydney Stillbirth Study...
August 4, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776463/prevalence-and-impact-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-pregnant-women-in-central-ethiopia
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Andreas Schönfeld, Torsten Feldt, Tafese B Tufa, Hans M Orth, André Fuchs, Million G Mesfun, Frieder Pfäfflin, Tamara Nordmann, Matthias Breuer, Monika Hampl, Dieter Häussinger
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be a major global public health issue and omnipresent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increase the risk of HIV acquisition. Moreover, STIs and HIV in pregnant women can harm the unborn child. In this study, we systematically investigated the prevalence of HIV, relevant STIs and vaginal group B streptococcus colonization among pregnant women presenting at Asella Teaching Hospital in central Ethiopia and their effect on perinatal mortality. A follow-up was performed six weeks after delivery...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770973/schedules-for-home-visits-in-the-early-postpartum-period
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REVIEW
Naohiro Yonemoto, Therese Dowswell, Shuko Nagai, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Maternal complications including psychological and mental health problems and neonatal morbidity have been commonly observed in the postpartum period. Home visits by health professionals or lay supporters in the weeks following the birth may prevent health problems from becoming chronic with long-term effects on women, their babies, and their families. OBJECTIVES: To assess outcomes for women and babies of different home-visiting schedules during the early postpartum period...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750577/assessing-option-b-retention-and-infant-follow-up-in-lilongwe-malawi
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Blake M Hauser, William C Miller, Hannock Tweya, Colin Speight, Tiwonge Mtande, Sam Phiri, L M Ball, Mina C Hosseinipour, Irving F Hoffman, Nora E Rosenberg
Malawi launched Option B+, a program for all pregnant or breastfeeding HIV-positive women to begin lifelong combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), in July 2011. This study characterises a portion of the continuum of care within an antenatal setting in Lilongwe. Women testing HIV-positive and having a cART initiation record at Bwaila Antenatal Clinic from July 2013 to January 2014 were included. Using logistic regression models, we analysed relationships between maternal characteristics and return for infant testing...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750070/low-hiv-incidence-in-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-receiving-a-community-based-combination-hiv-prevention-intervention-in-a-high-hiv-incidence-setting-in-south-africa
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Geoffrey Fatti, Najma Shaikh, Debra Jackson, Ameena Goga, Jean B Nachega, Brian Eley, Ashraf Grimwood
BACKGROUND: Young Southern African women have the highest HIV incidence globally. Pregnancy doubles the risk of HIV acquisition further, and maternal HIV acquisition contributes significantly to the paediatric HIV burden. Little data on combination HIV prevention interventions during pregnancy and lactation are available. We measured HIV incidence amongst pregnant and postpartum women receiving a community-based combination HIV prevention intervention in a high HIV incidence setting in South Africa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747615/isolated-congenital-megacystis-with-spontaneous-resolution-a-case-report
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Toshihiko Nakamura
The patient was a male infant with an antenatal diagnosis of huge intraabdominal mass. Prenatal ultrasound at 35 weeks gestation revealed a markedly enlarged cystic mass in the lower abdomen. After birth at 38 weeks, the infant was allowed to void spontaneously and passed meconium. Ultrasonography showed an enlarged bladder with wall thickness of 2.9 mm and no hydronephrosis. Voiding cystourethrograms showed no evidence of vesicoureteral reflex and posterior urethral valve. The post-void residuals were 15 mL at 11 days of life, 5 mL at 1 month and 0 mL at 5 months...
July 26, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747161/factors-associated-with-perinatal-mortality-among-public-health-deliveries-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia-an-unmatched-case-control-study
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Yemisrach Getiye, Mesganaw Fantahun
BACKGROUND: perinatal mortality is the sum of still birth (fetal death) and early neonatal death (ENND) i.e. death of live newborn before the age of 7 completed days. Perinatal mortality accounts three fourth of the deaths of the neonatal period and is one of the major challenges for under-five mortality. Therefore this study was conducted to better understand the common and avoidable factors that affect perinatal mortality in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: An unmatched case control study design using secondary data as a source of information was conducted...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732085/point-of-care-screening-for-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-pregnant-women-at-an-antenatal-clinic-a-south-african-experience
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Nafiisah Chotun, Wolfgang Preiser, Christoffel Johannes van Rensburg, Pedro Fernandez, Gerhard Barnard Theron, Dieter Glebe, Monique Ingrid Andersson
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Elimination of HIV and syphilis mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) has received much attention but little consideration has been given to the possibility of elimination of HBV MTCT. In sub-Saharan Africa, HBV vertical transmission continues to be reported and it remains an important public health problem. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of screening pregnant women for HBV using a point-of-care (POC) test and implementing interventions to prevent HBV MTCT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730133/cysts-of-gastrointestinal-origin-in-children-varied-presentation
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Charu Tiwari, Hemanshi Shah, Mukta Waghmare, Deepa Makhija, Kiran Khedkar
PURPOSE: Abdominal cysts of gastrointestinal origin are rare. Their rarity and varied clinical presentations make their pre-operative diagnosis difficult. METHODS: Fourteen patients with histological diagnosis of cysts of gastrointestinal origin admitted between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed with respect to age, sex, clinical presentation, diagnostic modality, site and type of cyst, management, outcome and follow-up. RESULTS: The mean age at presentation was 4 years and there were six males and eight females...
June 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716072/effect-of-prenatal-exposure-to-maternal-cortisol-and-psychological-distress-on-infant-development-in-bengaluru-southern-india-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anita Nath, Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, Giridhara R Babu, Gian Carlo Di Renzo
BACKGROUND: The mental health status of a pregnant woman and its consequent impact on foetal well being is not given much importance compared to the risk imposed by obstetric complications and medical conditions. Maternal psychological distress is a major public health problem and needs timely detection and intervention to prevent any adverse pregnancy outcome. There is ample evidence from literature that justifies the association of prenatal maternal mental stress and elevated cortisol with delayed infant motor and cognitive development; evidence from India being rather limited...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710218/assessing-the-medium-term-impact-of-a-home-visiting-programme-on-child-maltreatment-in-england-protocol-for-a-routine-data-linkage-study
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Fiona V Lugg-Widger, Rebecca Cannings-John, Sue Channon, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Kerenza Hood, Kerina H Jones, Alison Kemp, Joyce Kenkre, Mirella Longo, Kirsten McEwan, Gwenllian Moody, Eleri Owen-Jones, Julia Sanders, Jeremy Segrott, Michael Robling
INTRODUCTION: Child maltreatment involves acts of omission (neglect) or commission (abuse) often by caregivers that results in potential or actual harm to a child. The Building Blocks trial (ISRCTN23019866) assessed the short-term impact of an intensive programme of antenatal and postnatal visiting by specially trained nurses to support young pregnant women in England. The Building Blocks: 2-6 Study will assess the medium-term impacts of the programme for mothers and children (n=1562), through the linkage of routinely collected data to the trial data, with a particular emphasis on the programme's impact on preventing child maltreatment...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706362/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-levels-in-late-first-trimester-pregnancies-with-small-for-gestational-age-neonates-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Rachna Agarwal, Radhika Kumari, Mohit Mehndiratta, Gita Radhakrishnan, M M A Faridi, Nilesh Chandra
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the association of pregnancy associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) levels in late first trimester with small for gestational age (SGA) neonates and adverse pregnancy outcomes in a low-income setting. METHODS: The inclusion criteria were late first trimester (11-13 + 6 weeks) women with singleton and non-anomalous pregnancy. Enrolled participants were sampled for PAPP-A and prospectively followed up for delivery outcome and antenatal complications...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705235/burden-and-associated-factors-of-anemia-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-in-southern-ethiopia-cross-sectional-study
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Weinshet Getahun, Tefera Belachew, Amare Desalegn Wolide
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiologic needs, which varies by age, sex, altitude, smoking, and pregnancy status. The study aim is to determine the prevalence and factors associated with anemia among pregnant women attending a hospital in southern Ethiopia using a structured interview administered questionnaire. METHODS: Facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March 01-April 30 2015 at Butajira General Hospital, Ethiopia...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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/28704472/prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-option-b-cascade-in-rural-tanzania-the-one-stop-clinic-model
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Anna Gamell, Lameck Bonaventure Luwanda, Aneth Vedastus Kalinjuma, Leila Samson, Alex John Ntamatungiro, Maja Weisser, Winfrid Gingo, Marcel Tanner, Christoph Hatz, Emilio Letang, Manuel Battegay
BACKGROUND: Strategies to improve the uptake of Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) are needed. We integrated HIV and maternal, newborn and child health services in a One Stop Clinic to improve the PMTCT cascade in a rural Tanzanian setting. METHODS: The One Stop Clinic of Ifakara offers integral care to HIV-infected pregnant women and their families at one single place and time. All pregnant women and HIV-exposed infants attended during the first year of Option B+ implementation (04/2014-03/2015) were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693597/clinical-outcome-and-risk-factors-of-neonatal-sepsis-among-neonates-in-felege-hiwot-referral-hospital-bahir-dar-amhara-regional-state-north-west-ethiopia-2016-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Tilahun Tewabe, Seida Mohammed, Yibeltal Tilahun, Birhanie Melaku, Mequanint Fenta, Tsigiereda Dagnaw, Amare Belachew, Ashagre Molla, Habte Belete
BACKGROUND: Sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates. The risk factors and clinical outcomes of sepsis are poorly understood. Most cases of sepsis occurred mostly within the first week of newborns life related to perinatal risk factors. Late onset sepsis is related to hospital acquired infections which is seen after seven days of age. The purpose of this study was to assess clinical outcome and risk factors of neonatal sepsis in Felege Hiwot referral hospital Bahir Dar, North West Ethiopia...
July 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693525/baseline-characteristics-of-study-sites-and-women-enrolled-in-a-three-arm-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-pmtct-uptake-and-retention-pure-malawi
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Monique van Lettow, Hannock Tweya, Nora E Rosenberg, Clement Trapence, Virginia Kayoyo, Florence Kasende, Blessings Kaunda, Mina C Hosseinipour, Michael Eliya, Fabian Cataldo, Salem Gugsa, Sam Phiri
BACKGROUND: Malawi introduced an ambitious public health program known as "Option B+" which provides all HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women with lifelong combination antiretroviral therapy, regardless of WHO clinical stage or CD4 cell count. The PMTCT Uptake and REtention (PURE) study aimed at evaluating the effect of peer-support on care-seeking and retention in care. METHODS/DESIGN: PURE Malawi was a three-arm cluster randomized controlled trial that compared facility-based and community-based models of peer support to standard of care under Option B+ strategy...
July 11, 2017: Reproductive Health
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