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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205207/home-uterine-monitoring-for-detecting-preterm-labour
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Christine Urquhart, Rosemary Currell, Francoise Harlow, Liz Callow
BACKGROUND: To reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with preterm birth, home uterine activity monitoring aims for early detection of increased contraction frequency, and early intervention with tocolytic drugs to inhibit labour and prolong pregnancy. However, the effectiveness of such monitoring is disputed. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether home uterine activity monitoring is effective in improving the outcomes for women and their infants considered to be at high risk of preterm birth, when compared with care that does not include home uterine activity monitoring...
February 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194892/decision-making-at-the-borderline-of-viability-who-should-decide-and-on-what-basis
#2
Lynn Gillam, Dominic Wilkinson, Vicki Xafis, David Isaacs
Parents and medical staff usually agree on the management of preterm labour at borderline viability, when there is a relatively high risk of long-term neurodevelopmental problems in survivors. If delivery is imminent and parents and staff cannot agree on the best management, however, who should decide what will happen when the baby is delivered? Should the baby be resuscitated? Should intensive care be initiated? Three ethicists, one of whom is also a neonatologist, discuss this complex issue.
February 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179699/referral-pattern-of-emergencies-in-obstetrics-implications-for-defining-scope-of-services-and-policy
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Rahat Najam Qureshi, Rozina Sikandar, Zahra Hoodbhoy, Raffat Bano, Nigar Jabeen
OBJECTIVE: To analyse referral pattern of high-risk obstetric cases from secondary to tertiary care hospitals and to assess their maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised all referred obstetric cases from secondary-level hospitals to tertiary-level care within and outside the Hospital between January 2011 and December 2014. Day and time of referral, reason for referral as well as maternal and neonatal outcomes were collected...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176485/preterm-birth-prevention-in-twin-pregnancies-with-progesterone-pessary-or-cerclage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
A Jarde, O Lutsiv, C K Park, J Barrett, J Beyene, S Saito, J M Dodd, P S Shah, J L Cook, A B Biringer, L Giglia, Z Han, K Staub, W Mundle, C Vera, L Sabatino, S K Liyanage, S D McDonald
BACKGROUND: About half of twin pregnancies deliver preterm, and it is unclear whether any intervention reduces this risk. OBJECTIVES: To assess the evidence for the effectiveness of progesterone, cerclage, and pessary in twin pregnancies. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ISI Web of Science, without language restrictions, up to 25 January 2016. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials of progesterone, cerclage, or pessary for preventing preterm birth in women with twin pregnancies, without symptoms of threatened preterm labour...
February 8, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157275/continuous-cardiotocography-ctg-as-a-form-of-electronic-fetal-monitoring-efm-for-fetal-assessment-during-labour
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REVIEW
Zarko Alfirevic, Declan Devane, Gillian Ml Gyte, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Cardiotocography (CTG) records changes in the fetal heart rate and their temporal relationship to uterine contractions. The aim is to identify babies who may be short of oxygen (hypoxic) to guide additional assessments of fetal wellbeing, or determine if the baby needs to be delivered by caesarean section or instrumental vaginal birth. This is an update of a review previously published in 2013, 2006 and 2001. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of continuous cardiotocography when used as a method to monitor fetal wellbeing during labour...
February 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139875/global-network-for-women-s-and-children-s-health-research-probable-causes-of-stillbirth-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-using-a-prospectively-defined-classification-system
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E M McClure, A Garces, S Saleem, J L Moore, C L Bose, F Esamai, S S Goudar, E Chomba, M Mwenechanya, O Pasha, A Tshefu, A Patel, S M Dhaded, C Tenge, I Marete, M Bauserman, S Sunder, B S Kodkany, W A Carlo, R J Derman, P L Hibberd, E A Liechty, K M Hambidge, N F Krebs, M Koso-Thomas, M Miodovnik, D D Wallace, R L Goldenberg
OBJECTIVE: We sought to classify causes of stillbirth for six low-middle-income countries using a prospectively defined algorithm. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Communities in India, Pakistan, Guatemala, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Kenya. POPULATION: Pregnant women residing in defined study regions. METHODS: Basic data regarding conditions present during pregnancy and delivery were collected...
January 31, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132012/use-of-magnesium-sulfate-before-32%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-a-european-population-based-cohort-study
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H T Wolf, L Huusom, T Weber, A Piedvache, S Schmidt, M Norman, J Zeitlin
OBJECTIVES: The use of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) in European obstetric units is unknown. We aimed to describe reported policies and actual use of MgSO4 in women delivering before 32 weeks of gestation by indication. METHODS: We used data from the European Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe (EPICE) population-based cohort study of births before 32 weeks of gestation in 19 regions in 11 European countries. Data were collected from April 2011 to September 2012 from medical records and questionnaires...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124497/maternal-preeclampsia-and-odds-of-childhood-cancers-in-offspring-a-california-statewide-case-control-study
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Xiaoqing Xu, Beate Ritz, Myles Cockburn, Christina Lombardi, Julia E Heck
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a major cause of adverse effects on fetal health. We examined associations between fetal exposure to preeclampsia and subsequent odds of childhood cancers. METHODS: We obtained childhood cancer cases (n = 13 669) diagnosed at 5 years old or younger between 1988 and 2012 from the California Cancer Registry and linked them to birth certificates. Controls (n = 271 383) were randomly selected from all California births and frequency matched to cases by birth year...
March 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119132/advances-in-the-role-of-oxytocin-receptors-in-human-parturition
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Sung Hye Kim, Phillip R Bennett, Vasso Terzidou
Oxytocin (OT) is a neurohypophysial hormone which has been found to play a central role in the regulation of human parturition. The most established role of oxytocin/oxytocin receptor (OT/OTR) system in human parturition is the initiation of uterine contractions, however, recent evidence have demonstrated that it may have a more complex role including initiation of inflammation, regulation of miRNA expression, as well as mediation of other non-classical oxytocin actions via receptor crosstalk with other G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)...
January 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110600/an-examination-of-the-factors-affecting-intestinal-wall-integrity-in-newborns-at-birth
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Soyhan Bagci, Daniel Mensinga, David Katzer, Waltraut M Merz, Heiko Reutter, Andreas Müller
BACKGROUND: An understanding of the factors that influence intestinal wall integrity during the transition from fetal to neonatal life is important to elucidate and minimize potential contributions to the development of intestinal pathologies in vulnerable newborns. OBJECTIVE: To assess the factors affecting intestinal wall integrity of late preterm and term newborns at birth. METHODS: The concentrations of serum intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) as biomarker of intestinal wall injury, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glutathione peroxidase (Gpx) as parameters of oxidative stress, and blood gas analyses were measured in the arterial cord blood of 80 newborns, delivered by spontaneous vaginal delivery (labour group) or elective caesarean delivery (non-labour group)...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109314/sickle-cell-disease-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-study-of-the-community-based-hospital-in-a-tribal-block-of-gujarat-india
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Gayatri Desai, Ankit Anand, Pankaj Shah, Shobha Shah, Kapilkumar Dave, Hardik Bhatt, Shrey Desai, Dhiren Modi
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary blood disorder prevalent in tribal regions of India. SCD can increase complications during pregnancy and in turn negatively influence pregnancy outcomes. This study reports the analysis of tribal maternal admissions in the community-based hospital of SEWA Rural (Kasturba Maternity Hospital) in Jhagadia block, Gujarat. The objective of the study is to compare the pregnancy outcomes among SCD, sickle cell trait and non-SCD admissions...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099365/melanoma-during-pregnancy-a-report-of-60-pregnancies-complicated-by-melanoma
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Jorine de Haan, Christianne A Lok, Christianne J de Groot, Marianne B Crijns, Kristel Van Calsteren, Karina Dahl Steffensen, Michael J Halaska, Sevilay Altintas, Ingrid A Boere, Robert Fruscio, Wojciech Kolawa, Petronella O Witteveen, Frédéric Amant
The management of melanoma during pregnancy is challenging as maternal benefits and fetal risks need to be balanced. Here, we present an overview of the incidence, the demographic and clinical characteristics and the treatment modalities used. After analysis of obstetric, fetal and maternal outcome, recommendations for clinical practice are provided. From the 'International Network on Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy' database, pregnant patients with melanoma were identified and analysed. Sixty pregnancies were eligible for analysis...
January 17, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074213/-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-rare-but-important
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REVIEW
A E Kremer, K Wolf, S Ständer
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a liver-specific disorder occurring in approximately 0.5-2.0% of all pregnancies with a considerable variation in certain ethnic groups. ICP usually runs a benign course for the mother and is characterized by maternal pruritus mainly in the third trimester, elevated transaminases and fasting total serum bile salts and increased fetal adverse events. The etiology of ICP is only partially understood but seems to be multifactorial. Cholestasis-inducing effects of certain female sex hormones and their metabolites play an important role in genetically susceptible women...
January 10, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068953/pregnant-human-peripheral-leukocyte-migration-during-several-late-pregnancy-clinical-conditions-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#14
Jun Takeda, Xin Fang, David M Olson
BACKGROUND: Parturition at term and preterm is characterized by sterile inflammatory processes occurring in the absence of infection whereby peripheral leukocytes infiltrate gestational tissues in response to chemotactic signals. In response to a homing signal, recruited leukocytes undergo diapedesis and extravasate through capillaries, migrating into stromal tissue. There they interact with resident immune and stromal cells to produce a mixture of matrix metalloproteinases, prostaglandins and cytokines including interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and IL-6 that in turn transform the uterus from pregnancy to parturition...
January 10, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064548/amniotic-fluid-sludge-prevalence-and-clinical-significans-of-it-in-asymptomatic-patients-at-high-risk-for-spontaneous-preterm-delivery
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Ilknur Adanir, Ozgur Ozyuncu, Ayse Filiz Gokmen Karasu, Lutfu S Onderoglu
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study is to determine prevalence and clinical significance of the presence of amniotic fluid 'sludge' among asymptomatic patients at high-risk for spontaneous preterm delivery, prospectively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In our study, 99 patients at high risk for spontaneous preterm delivery were evaluated for the presence of amniotic fluid sludge with transvaginal ultrasonography at 20-22., 26-28. and 32-34. gestational weeks, prospectively; between August 2009 and October 2010 in Hacettepe University Hospital...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050517/prosthodontic-approach-in-management-of-prolonged-neonatal-intubation
#16
Vikas B Kamble, Shital K Shah, Vishnu B Rathod, Priyanka S Ambadkar, Charudutt N Patil
Intubation is a routine intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for preterm neonates with respiratory distress, inadequate gag reflex, poor sucking and swallowing. Prolonged intubation in neonates can be done by nasal or oral route. Although naso-tracheal intubation may reduce movement of the tube, it may contribute to airway obstruction, possible hypoxia, and occlusion of the nasal aperture during a crucial period of development further contributing to laboured breathing. Being obligate nasal breathers, oro-tracheal route is the preferred method of intubation in premature infants as oral mucosa is less susceptible to damage than nasal mucosa...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029463/-tocolysis-for-preterm-labor-without-premature-preterm-rupture-of-membranes
#17
M Doret, G Kayem
OBJECTIVES: To propose guidelines for clinical practice for tocolysis in preterm labor without premature preterm rupture of the membranes (PPROM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bibliographic searches were performed in the Medline and Cochrane databases and gynecologist and obstetricians' international society guidelines. It is important to note that most studies included women in preterm labour with and without PPROM. RESULTS: Compared with placebo, tocolytics are not associated with a reduction in neonatal mortality or morbidity (LE2)...
October 28, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029224/preterm-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-association-with-adverse-outcome-in-subsequent-pregnancy
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I M Aris, S Logan, C Lim, M Choolani, A Biswas, S Bhattacharya
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of first pregnancy preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) with adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in the next pregnancy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Grampian, Scotland, UK. POPULATION: Women with first deliveries recorded in the Aberdeen Maternity Neonatal Databank, 1986-2005. METHODS: Women identified from the AMND database (n = 37 776) were classified into exposed (PPROM in first pregnancy; n = 1979) and unexposed (no PPROM in first pregnancy; n = 35 797) cohorts...
December 28, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012405/an-assessment-of-mode-of-delivery-in-history-indicated-versus-ultrasound-indicated-vaginally-placed-cervical-cerclage
#19
Lisa Story, Andrew Shennan
OBJECTIVE: Treatment modalities to reduce the incidence of preterm birth are currently limited. Cerclage, is a common and established intervention in most obstetrics units worldwide, however, many questions regarding its efficacy, with respect to pregnancy outcomes remain unanswered. This study aims to investigate whether an antenatal placed cerclage affects the subsequent mode of delivery in women at high risk of preterm birth who labour. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case controlled study was performed at St Thomas's Hospital London...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003843/spasmodic-versus-spasmolytic-activities-of-euphorbia-spinidens-extract-on-rat-isolated-uterus
#20
Mustafa Ghanadian, Hassan Sadraei, Zeinab Cheraghi
Preterm contraction of uterus is a main cause of miscarriages and preterm labour. Euphorbia known as Ferphion in Iranian traditional medicine texts like Al-Hawi, is reported for prevention of preterm labour. Therefore, the objective of this research was to investigate the effect of Euphorbia spinidens Bornm. Ex Prokh. on motility of rat uterus. Uterine horns were isolated form non-pregnant female rats pretreated with estrogen. E. spinidens hydroalcoholic extract was examined on KCl (80 mM) induced and spontaneous periodic contraction in isolate uterine strips suspended in an organ bath and compared with nifedipine and ritodrine...
December 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
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