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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321847/antenatal-corticosteroids-for-accelerating-fetal-lung-maturation-for-women-at-risk-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Devender Roberts, Julie Brown, Nancy Medley, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Respiratory morbidity including respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a serious complication of preterm birth and the primary cause of early neonatal mortality and disability. While researching the effects of the steroid dexamethasone on premature parturition in fetal sheep in 1969, Liggins found that there was some inflation of the lungs of lambs born at gestations at which the lungs would be expected to be airless. Liggins and Howie published the first randomised controlled trial in humans in 1972 and many others followed...
March 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321694/the-born-in-guangzhou-cohort-study-bigcs
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Xiu Qiu, Jin-Hua Lu, Jian-Rong He, Kin-Bong Hubert Lam, Song-Ying Shen, Yong Guo, Ya-Shu Kuang, Ming-Yang Yuan, Lan Qiu, Nian-Nian Chen, Min-Shan Lu, Wei-Dong Li, Yan-Fei Xing, Feng-Juan Zhou, Suzanne Bartington, Kar Keung Cheng, Hui-Min Xia
The Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study (BIGCS) is a large-scale prospective observational study investigating the role of social, biological and environmental influences on pregnancy and child health and development in an urban setting in southern China. Pregnant women who reside in Guangzhou and who attend Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center (GWCMC) for antenatal care in early pregnancy (<20 weeks' gestation) are eligible for inclusion. Study recruitment commenced in February 2012, with an overall participation rate of 76...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317804/a-survey-on-undiagnosed-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-pregnant-mothers-in-mekelle-and-surrounding-districts-in-tigray-ethiopia
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Dawit Gebreegziabiher, Kelemework Adane, Markos Abebe
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To determine the prevalence of undiagnosed active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases and sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of symptom combinations for undiagnosed TB infection in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and HIV-negative pregnant mothers attending antenatal care (ANC) clinics. Mycobacterium TB and HIV are the leading causes of death among women of reproductive age worldwide. Symptom screening is the first step in the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended TB intensified case finding algorithm for people living with HIV...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288576/prodromal-symptoms-health-care-seeking-in-response-to-symptoms-and-associated-factors-in-eclamptic-patients
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Wondimu Gudu
BACKGROUND: Eclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Maternal catastrophe is made worse in developing countries by the high incidence coupled with delayed presentation of patients and health facility constraints in effective management of eclampsia and its complications. METHODS: A prospective study of all 93 eclamptic women admitted to a general hospital in Somali regional state, Ethiopia was conducted between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015 using a structured questionnaire which included socio-demographic data, antenatal visit status, distance of nearest maternal health facility, timing of convulsions, questions related to symptoms preceding seizures; health care seeking for the symptoms and time interval from prodromal symptoms to the diagnosis of eclampsia...
March 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279948/remote-monitoring-of-hypertension-diseases-in-pregnancy-a-pilot-study
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Dorien Lanssens, Thijs Vandenberk, Christophe Jp Smeets, Hélène De Cannière, Geert Molenberghs, Anne Van Moerbeke, Anne van den Hoogen, Tiziana Robijns, Sharona Vonck, Anneleen Staelens, Valerie Storms, Inge M Thijs, Lars Grieten, Wilfried Gyselaers
BACKGROUND: Although remote monitoring (RM) has proven its added value in various health care domains, little is known about the remote follow-up of pregnant women diagnosed with a gestational hypertensive disorders (GHD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the added value of a remote follow-up program for pregnant women diagnosed with GHD. METHODS: A 1-year retrospective study was performed in the outpatient clinic of a 2nd level prenatal center where pregnant women with GHD received RM or conventional care (CC)...
March 9, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275449/epidemiology-of-hiv-programmatic-progress-and-gaps-in-last-10-years-in-nepal
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EDITORIAL
Tarun Paudel, Nihal Singh, Megha Raj Banjara, Sambhu Prasad Kafle, Yadu Chandra Ghimire, Bhesh Raj Pokharel, Bir Bahadur Rawal, Komal Badal, Madhav Chaulagain, Razia Pendse, Prakash Ghimire
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nepal has made progress with the control of HIV infection in recent years. There have been changes in epidemiology, programme interventions in different population groups, and changes in policies over the last 10 years, particularly in diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, this review was conducted to identify the effectiveness of different interventions/policies in different sub-populations at risk, targeted towards epidemiology and treatment outcomes for those with HIV infection in Nepal...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Virus Eradication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274003/comparative-study-on-antenatal-and-perinatal-outcome-of-vivax-and-falciparum-malaria-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-kolkata-india
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Mousumi Datta, Jhuma Biswas, Shyamal Dasgupta, Kaushik Banerjee, Subhendu Choudhury, Sandip Kumar Sengupta, Prakash Das
INTRODUCTION: Malaria occurring in pregnancy is associated with considerable maternal and perinatal morbidity. In India, the problem is compounded by dual parasitological aetiology of Plasmodiumvivax (P.vivax) and Plasmodium falciparum (P.falciparum). AIM: To compare the outcome of infections by P. vivax and P.falciparum species among pregnant women in a hospital setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant women who tested positive for malaria either by microscopy of peripheral blood smear or ELISA test for double antigen were enrolled in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267756/a-stillbirth-calculator-development-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-model-to-quantify-stillbirth-risk
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Amanda S Trudell, Methodius G Tuuli, Graham A Colditz, George A Macones, Anthony O Odibo
OBJECTIVE: To generate a clinical prediction tool for stillbirth that combines maternal risk factors to provide an evidence based approach for the identification of women who will benefit most from antenatal testing for stillbirth prevention. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Midwestern United States quaternary referral center. POPULATION: Singleton pregnancies undergoing second trimester anatomic survey from 1999-2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250195/adherence-specific-social-support-enhances-adherence-to-calcium-supplementation-regimens-among-pregnant-women
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Stephanie L Martin, Moshood O Omotayo, Gretel H Pelto, Gina M Chapleau, Rebecca J Stoltzfus, Katherine L Dickin
Background: WHO guidelines recommend integrating calcium supplementation into antenatal care (ANC) alongside iron and folic acid (IFA) to reduce maternal mortality. However, supplementation programs face multiple barriers, and strategies to improve adherence are needed. An adherence partner is someone whom pregnant women ask to support adherence at home.Objectives: This study 1) assessed adherence partner acceptability, feasibility, and associations with calcium and IFA supplement adherence and 2) examined relations between social support and adherence...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249118/antenatal-determinants-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-and-late-respiratory-disease-in-preterm-infants
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Lindsey A Morrow, Brandie D Wagner, David A Ingram, Brenda B Poindexter, Kurt Schibler, C Michael Cotten, John Dagle, Marci K Sontag, Peter M Mourani, Steven H Abman
Rationale/Objectives: To identify antenatal risk factors associated with increased risk for BPD and respiratory disease during early childhood after preterm birth, we performed a prospective, longitudinal study of 587 preterm infants with gestational age <34 weeks and birth weights between 500-1250 grams. METHODS: Data included perinatal information and assessments during the NICU admission and longitudinal follow-up by questionnaire until 2 years of age. RESULTS: After adjusting for covariates, maternal smoking prior to preterm birth increased the odds of having an infant with BPD by 2-fold(p=0...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246490/cystic-adrenal-lesions-focus-on-pediatric-population-a-review
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REVIEW
Mara Carsote, Adina Ghemigian, Dana Terzea, Ancuta Augustina Gheorghisan-Galateanu, Ana Valea
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The cysts may potentially affect any organ; adrenals cysts are rare. This is a review of the literature regarding adrenal cysts, focusing on children and young adults. GENERAL DATA: Three major types have been described: pure cysts (endothelial, epithelial, and hemorrhagic or pseudocyst), parasitic (as hydatid) cysts and cystic part of a tumour (most frequent are neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroma, pheocromocytoma, and teratoma). The complications are: bleeding, local pressure effects; infection; rupture (including post-traumatic); arterial hypertension due to renal vessels compression...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241183/association-of-gestational-weight-gain-and-maternal-body-mass-index-in-early-pregnancy-with-risk-for-nonaffective-psychosis-in-offspring
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Euan Mackay, Christina Dalman, Håkan Karlsson, Renee M Gardner
Importance: Prenatal exposure to famine is associated with a 2-fold risk for nonaffective psychoses. Less is known about whether maternal nutrition states during pregnancy modify offspring risk for nonaffective psychoses in offspring in well-fed populations. Objective: To determine whether gestational weight gain (GWG) during pregnancy and maternal body mass index (BMI) in early pregnancy are associated with risk for nonaffective psychoses in offspring. Design, Setting and Participants: This population-based cohort study used data from Swedish health and population registers to follow up 526 042 individuals born from January 1, 1982, through December 31, 1989, from 13 years of age until December 31, 2011...
February 22, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239919/large-multicentre-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-testing-a-low-cost-tailored-self-help-smoking-cessation-text-message-intervention-for-pregnant-smokers-miquit
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Felix Naughton, Sue Cooper, Katharine Foster, Joanne Emery, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Stephen Sutton, Matthew Jones, Michael Ussher, Rachel Whitemore, Matthew Leighton, Alan Montgomery, Steve Parrott, Tim Coleman
AIMS: To estimate the effectiveness of pregnancy smoking cessation support delivered by SMS text message and key parameters needed to plan a definitive trial. DESIGN: Multicentre, parallel-group, single-blinded, individual randomised controlled trial SETTING: 16 antenatal clinics in England. PARTICIPANTS: 407 participants were randomised to the intervention (n = 203) or usual care (n = 204). Eligible women were <25 weeks gestation, smoked at least 1 daily cigarette (>5 pre-pregnancy), were able to receive and understand English SMS texts and were not already using text-based cessation support...
February 26, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238994/can-incentives-reduce-the-barriers-to-use-of-antenatal-care-and-delivery-services-in-kenya-results-of-a-qualitative-inquiry
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Eleanor Fleming, Joanna Gaines, Katherine O'Connor, Judith Ogutu, Nancy Atieno, Salimah Atieno, Mary L Kamb, Robert Quick
A qualitative inquiry was used to assess if incentives consisting of a hygiene kit, protein-fortified flour, and delivery kit reduced barriers to antenatal care and delivery services in Nyanza Province, Kenya. We conducted 40 interviews (baseline: five nurses, six mothers, one focus group of five mothers; follow-up: nine nurses, 19 mothers) to assess perceptions of these services. Mothers and nurses identified poor quality of care, fear of HIV diagnosis and stigma, inadequate transport, and cost of care as barriers...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236378/hyperemesis-gravidarum-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-adolescents-a-follow-up-of-the-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1986
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M H Koot, I J Grooten, S Sebert, M Koiranen, M R Järvelin, E Kajantie, R C Painter, T J Roseboom
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term consequences of prenatal exposure to maternal hyperemesis gravidarum upon offspring cardiometabolic risk factors. DESIGN: This study is part of the prospective follow-up of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986. SETTING: Between 1 July 1985 and 30 June 1986 all pregnant women in two provinces of Finland were recruited at first antenatal visit (99% of eligible participated). POPULATION: A total of 8953 women with liveborn singleton offspring who consented to having their children followed-up were included...
February 25, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236264/does-substantiated-childhood-maltreatment-lead-to-poor-quality-of-life-in-young-adulthood-evidence-from-an-australian-birth-cohort-study
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Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Steve Kisely, Gail Williams, Lane Strathearn, Alexandra Clavarino, Jake Moses Najman
PURPOSE: To examine the independent effect of single and multiple forms of substantiated childhood maltreatment (CM) on quality of life (QoL), controlling for selected potential confounders and/or covariates, and concurrent depressive symptoms. METHODS: We used data from a prospective pre-birth cohort of 8556 mothers recruited consecutively during their first antenatal clinic visit at the Mater Hospital from 1981 to 1983 in Brisbane, Australia. The data were linked to substantiated cases of CM reported to the child protection government agency up to the age of 14 years...
February 24, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222331/the-moro-reaction-more-than-a-reflex-a-ritualized-behavior-of-nonverbal-communication
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Pierre V Rousseau, Florence Matton, Renaud Lecuyer, Willy Lahaye
OBJECTIVE: To propose a phylogenetic significance to the Moro reflex which remains unexplained since its publication in 1918 because both hands are free at the end of the gesture. METHOD: Among the 75 videos of healthy term newborns we have filmed in a research project on antenatal education to parenthood, we describe a sequence that clearly showed the successive movements of the Moro reflex and we report the occurrence of this reflex in the videos that were recorded from Time 0 of birth defined as the moment that lies between the birth of the thorax and the pelvis of the infant...
February 18, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217666/clinical-outcomes-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-prenatally-diagnosed-agenesis-of-corpus-callosum-in-single-center-of-korea
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Sung Eun Kim, Hye-In Jang, Kylie Hae-Jin Chang, Ji-Hee Sung, Jiwon Lee, Jeehun Lee, Suk-Joo Choi, Soo-Young Oh, Cheong-Rae Roh, Jong-Hwa Kim
OBJECTIVE: With recent advances and frequent use of prenatal ultrasound, the antenatal diagnosis of agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is not rare in obstetrics practices. However, information regarding the long-term neurological outcome remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate clinical outcomes of prenatally diagnosed ACC and to analyze postnatal neurodevelopmental outcomes of ACC neonates born in our single center. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 56 cases of prenatally suspected ACC referred to our center...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216926/urological-disorders-and-pregnancy-an-overall-experience
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Debasmita Mandal, Mriganka Mouli Saha, Dillip Kumar Pal
AIM: Pregnancy is an anatomical and physiological altered state and the presence of various urological problems not only aggravates the disease itself, but also results in unfavourable pregnancy outcome. Aim is to highlight obstetric outcome in pregnant women with urological problems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Longitudinal prospective cohort study conducted in tertiary care hospital, IPGME and R, Kolkata from Jan 2011 to Dec 2012. All pregnant women with urological problems were included as subjects...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216644/infant-adiposity-following-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-behavioural-intervention-in-obese-pregnancy
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N Patel, K M Godfrey, D Pasupathy, J Levin, A C Flynn, L Hayes, A L Briley, R Bell, D A Lawlor, E Oteng-Ntim, S M Nelson, S C Robson, N Sattar, C Singh, J Wardle, S White, P T Seed, L Poston
OBJECTIVE: Randomised controlled trials are required to address causality in the reported associations between maternal influences and offspring adiposity. The aim of this study was to determine whether an antenatal lifestyle intervention in obese pregnant women associated with improved maternal diet and reduced gestational weight gain leads to a reduction in infant adiposity and sustained improvements in maternal lifestyle behaviours at 6 months postpartum. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We conducted a planned postnatal follow up of a randomised controlled trial (UPBEAT) of a complex behavioural intervention targeting maternal diet (glycemic load and saturated fat intake) and physical activity in 1555 obese pregnant women...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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