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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818850/improved-pregnant-women-s-understanding-of-research-information-by-an-enhanced-informed-consent-form-a-randomised-controlled-study-nested-in-neonatal-research
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Nut Koonrungsesomboon, Chanchai Traivaree, Sangkae Chamnanvanakij, Pimchitr Rungtragoolchai, Yawana Thanapat, Juntra Karbwang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test the applicability and effectiveness of the enhanced informed consent form (ICF) methodology, proposed by the Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER), in neonatal research requiring maternal consent. DESIGN: A single-centre open-label randomised controlled study. SETTING: Antenatal care clinics at Phramongkutklao Hospital, Thailand. PATIENTS: 234 pregnant women who were at risk of preterm labour were enrolled; 232 individuals completed the study...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816562/behcet-s-disease-and-pregnancy-what-to-expect
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Gokcen Orgul, Fatih Aktoz, Mehmet Sinan Beksac
The relationship between Behcet's disease (BD) and pregnancy is only reported in limited number of studies. We retrospectively collected data of 26 women with BD diagnosis and their 66 pregnancies. We analysed patients according to disease activity, age at BD diagnosis, age at first/last pregnancy, obstetric history, obstetric complications, neonatal birthweight, associated foetal abnormalities and pregnancy-related complications. Sixteen miscarriages (24.2%), two intrauterine deaths (3%) and 48 live births (72...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808675/acute-appendicitis-in-pregnancy-and-the-developing-world
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Tika Ram Bhandari, Sudha Shahi, Sarita Acharya
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the commonest nonobstetric surgical emergency during pregnancy. The aim of the study was to compare perioperative outcomes of acute appendicitis in pregnant and nonpregnant patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of 56 pregnant patients between 2011 and 2016 who were compared with 164 nonpregnant women of reproductive age who underwent open appendectomy between 2014 and 2016 for acute appendicitis. The patient's demographics and perioperative data were analyzed...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783742/validation-of-maternal-reported-pregnancy-and-birth-characteristics-against-the-medical-birth-registry-of-norway
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Svein Magne Skulstad, Jannicke Igland, Ane Johannessen, Randi Jacobsen Bertelsen, Marianne Lønnebotn, Ernst Reidar Omenaas, Cecilie Svanes, Francisco Gomez Real
Studies using mothers' self-reported information on birth and pregnancy characteristics are common, but the validity of such data is uncertain. We evaluated questionnaire data from the RHINE III study on reproductive health provided by 715 mothers from Bergen, Norway, about their 1629 births between 1967 and 2010, using the Medical Birth Registry of Norway (MBRN) as gold standard. Validity of dichotomous variables (gender, preterm birth [<37 weeks' gestation], postterm birth [>42 weeks' gestation], induction of labour, forceps delivery, vacuum delivery, caesarean section, were assessed by sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values (PPV and NPV) and Cohen's kappa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765265/is-myometrial-inflammation-a-cause-or-a-consequence-of-term-human-labour
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Natasha Singh, Bronwen Herbert, Gavin Sooranna, Nic Orsi, Lydia Edey, Tathagata Dasgupta, S R Sooranna, Steve Yellon, M R Johnson
Myometrial inflammation is thought to have a pivotal role in the onset of term and some forms of preterm labour. This is based on the comparison of samples taken from women undergoing term elective CS prior to the onset of labour with those taken from women in established labour. Consequently, it is not clear whether myometrial inflammation is a cause or a consequence of labour. Our objective is to test the hypothesis that myometrial inflammation is a consequence of the onset of labour. To test this hypothesis we have obtained myometrial samples from women at various stages of pregnancy and spontaneous labour and studied the activation of the AP-1 (c-Jun) and NFκB (p65) systems, cytokine mRNA expression and protein levels and inflammatory cell infiltration and activation...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764674/arabin-cervical-pessary-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-cases-of-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome-treated-by-fetoscopic-laser-coagulation-the-pecep-laser-randomised-controlled-trial
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Carlota Rodó, Sílvia Arévalo, Liesbeth Lewi, Isabel Couck, Bettina Hollwitz, Kurt Hecher, Elena Carreras
BACKGROUND: Fetoscopic LASER coagulation of the placental anastomoses has changed the prognosis of twin-twin transfusion syndrome. However, the prematurity rate in this cohort remains very high. To date, strategies proposed to decrease the prematurity rate have shown inconclusive, if not unfavourable results. METHODS: This is a randomised controlled trial to investigate whether a prophylactic cervical pessary will lower the incidence of preterm delivery in cases of twin-twin transfusion syndrome requiring fetoscopic LASER coagulation...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750275/special-attention-to-women-experiencing-high-risk-pregnancy-delivery-care-assistance-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-two-brazilian-maternity-wards
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Juliana Vieira Nazareth, Kleyde Ventura de Souza, Mark Anthony Beinner, Juliana Silva Barra, Odaléa Maria Brüggemann, Adriano Marçal Pimenta
BACKGROUND: To compare two care models of high-risk pregnant women--a House for Pregnant Women, staffed by nurse-midwives, versus a traditional care model in a hospital maternity ward. DESIGN: This was across-sectional study conducted in two reference maternity hospitals for high-risk pregnancies, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The sample consisted of 312 high-risk pregnant women consecutively admitted from January 1st to December 31(st), 2010, either to the House for Pregnant Women (n=247), or the hospital maternity ward (n=65)...
July 17, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747213/cesarean-delivery-technique-among-hiv-positive-women-with-sub-optimal-antenatal-care-uptake-at-the-douala-general-hospital-cameroon-case-series-report
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Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Charlotte Nguefack Tchente, George-Fulbert Mangala Nkwele, Jacques Ernest Nyemb, Esther Mathio Barla, Eugene Belley-Priso
BACKGROUND: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic is a serious public health problem worldwide, especially in low-income countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is a major concern to those countries. Cesarean section has been described in the literature to be effective in the prevention of mother to child transmission (MTCT). CASE SERIES PRESENTATION: We present a series of seven cases of HIV positive pregnant women with sub-optimal antenatal care up-take who delivered by cesarean section at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Douala General Hospital...
July 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747164/use-of-cervicovaginal-pamg-1-protein-as-a-predictor-of-delivery-within-seven-days-in-pregnancies-at-risk-of-premature-birth
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Yasemin Çekmez, Gürkan Kıran, Esra Tuştaş Haberal, Merve Dizdar
BACKGROUND: To investigate the utility of vaginal placental alpha microglobulin-1 (PAMG-1) protein as a predictor of preterm delivery within 7 days in pregnancies at risk of premature birth. METHODS: This prospective study was performed in women at risk of premature birth. The levels of vaginal PAMG-1 and foetal fibronectin (fFN) and the transvaginal cervical length measurement (CLM) were investigated and compared. RESULTS: Seventy-two pregnant women were included in this study...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729110/no-211-screening-and-management-of-bacterial-vaginosis-in-pregnancy
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Mark H Yudin, Deborah M Money
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence and provide recommendations on screening for and management of bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy. OPTIONS: The clinical practice options considered in formulating the guideline. OUTCOMES: Outcomes evaluated include antibiotic treatment efficacy and cure rates, and the influence of the treatment of bacterial vaginosis on the rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm labour and delivery and preterm premature rupture of membranes...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715659/fetal-heart-rate-variation-after-corticosteroids-for-fetal-maturation
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Olga Knaven, Wessel Ganzevoort, Marjon de Boer, Hans Wolf
INTRODUCTION: Several studies report a decrease of fetal heart rate (FHR) short-term variation (STV) after corticosteroids for improvement of fetal maturity and advice not to deliver a fetus for low STV within 2-3days after corticosteroids. However, literature is not unanimous in this respect. This study intends to asses STV longitudinally after corticosteroid administration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study in a tertiary perinatal centre from 2009 to 2015 included all women who had been treated with corticosteroids at gestational age of 26-34 weeks, had a computerized cardiotocography (cCTG) before and after medication and did not deliver within 48h...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705190/low-dose-aspirin-in-the-prevention-of-recurrent-spontaneous-preterm-labour-the-april-study-a-multicenter-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Laura Visser, Marjon A de Boer, Christianne J M de Groot, Tobias A J Nijman, Marieke A C Hemels, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Judith E Bosmans, Marjolein Kok, Judith O van Laar, Marieke Sueters, Hubertina Scheepers, Joris van Drongelen, Maureen T M Franssen, J Marko Sikkema, Hans J J Duvekot, Mireille N Bekker, Joris A M van der Post, Christiana Naaktgeboren, Ben W J Mol, Martijn A Oudijk
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (birth before 37 weeks of gestation) is a major problem in obstetrics and affects an estimated 15 million pregnancies worldwide annually. A history of previous preterm birth is the strongest risk factor for preterm birth, and recurrent spontaneous preterm birth affects more than 2.5 million pregnancies each year. A recent meta-analysis showed possible benefits of the use of low dose aspirin in the prevention of recurrent spontaneous preterm birth. We will assess the (cost-)effectiveness of low dose aspirin in comparison with placebo in the prevention of recurrent spontaneous preterm birth in a randomized clinical trial...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701259/markers-of-protein-synthesis-are-increased-in-fetal-membranes-and-myometrium-after-human-labour-and-delivery
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Stella Liong, Martha Lappas
Preterm birth remains one of the leading causes of neonatal death. Inflammation and maternal infection are two of the leading aetiological factors for preterm birth. Labour is associated with increased production of proinflammatory cytokines, chemokines and prolabour mediators in human gestational tissues. In non-gestational tissues, synthesis of proinflammatory and prolabour mediators is regulated by components of the protein synthesis machinery. Therefore, in the present study we investigated the effect of human labour on the expression of three protein synthesis markers, namely eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (EEF2K), mitogen-activated protein kinase interacting protein kinase 1 (MKNK1) and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (EIF4E), and their role in regulating inflammation in human gestational tissues...
July 13, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693352/transvaginal-sonographic-assessment-of-cervix-in-prediction-of-admission-to-delivery-interval-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Vimala Kathir, Dilip Maurya, Anish Keepanasseril
OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of cervical parameters measured by transvaginal sonography, that is, cervical length and posterior cervical angle, in predicting the admission to delivery interval in women with preterm rupture of membranes. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in a tertiary care centre in South India. Women with preterm premature rupture of membranes at 28-34 weeks, confirmed clinically, not in labour and presenting within 24 hours to hospital were included...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684651/secular-trends-in-caesarean-section-rates-over-20-years-in-a-regional-obstetric-unit-in-hong-kong
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W H Chung, C W Kong, W Wk To
INTRODUCTION: Although caesarean section rates have been increasing over the years in both public and private sectors in Hong Kong, there has been a paucity of formal surveys on local trends in such rates. This study aimed to examine the trends in caesarean section rates over a 20-year period at a public regional obstetric unit in Hong Kong using the Robson's Ten-group Classification System. METHODS: All deliveries in a single obstetric unit during a 20-year period (1995-2014) were classified into 10 subgroups according to the Robson's classification...
July 7, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679674/risk-of-recurrent-spontaneous-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Courtney Phillips, Zain Velji, Ciara Hanly, Amy Metcalfe
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of recurrent spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) following sPTB in singleton pregnancies. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis using random effects models. DATA SOURCES: An electronic literature search was conducted in OVID Medline (1948-2017), Embase (1980-2017) and ClinicalTrials.gov (completed studies effective 2017), supplemented by hand-searching bibliographies of included studies, to find all studies with original data concerning recurrent sPTB...
July 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666504/pregnancy-in-a-treated-case-of-ectopia-vesicae
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Fazeela Shahzad, Shazia Khalid Khan, Madiha Siraj
The patient was born with bladder exstrophy and underwent multiple surgeries for its correction. Finally, she had ureterosigmoidostomy at the age of 9 years, which ultimately led her to live till reproductive age. The children born with this defect are capable of surviving till adult life. She was received by us with preterm labour, referred from Hafizabad. She also had hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and mild hydronephrosis. She was managed with multidisciplinary, modified care but the pregnancy ended up in an emergency cesarean section due to non-reactive cardiotocograph and persistently reduced fetal movements...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663309/juvenile-onset-arthritis-and-pregnancy-outcome-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Katarina Remaeus, Kari Johansson, Johan Askling, Olof Stephansson
OBJECTIVES: Reports on pregnancy outcomes among women with juvenile onset arthritis (JIA) have been few and small. The aim of this study was to assess pregnancy outcomes in a large and contemporary cohort of women diagnosed with JIA. METHODS: In a nationwide Swedish population-based cohort study between 1992 and 2011, we identified 1807 births among women with JIA and 1 949 202 control births. Since JIA is a heterogenic condition, births to women with JIA was divided into JIA paediatric only (n=1169) and JIA persisting into adulthood (n=638)...
June 29, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662632/timing-of-delivery-in-a-high-risk-obstetric-population-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Dane A De Silva, Sarka Lisonkova, Peter von Dadelszen, Anne R Synnes, Laura A Magee
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of antenatal corticosteroid treatment for women with threatened preterm birth depends on timely administration within 7 days before delivery. We modelled the probability of delivery within 7 days of admission to hospital among women presenting with threatened preterm birth, using routinely collected clinical characteristics. METHODS: Data from the Canadian Perinatal Network (CPN) were used, 2005-11, including women admitted to hospital with preterm labour, preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes, short cervix without contractions, or dilated cervix or prolapsed membranes without contractions at preterm gestation...
June 29, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637458/exposure-of-hospitalised-pregnant-women-to-plasticizers-contained-in-medical-devices
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Cécile Marie, Sebti Hamlaoui, Lise Bernard, Daniel Bourdeaux, Valérie Sautou, Didier Lémery, Françoise Vendittelli, Marie-Pierre Sauvant-Rochat
BACKGROUND: Medical devices (MDs) in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are not a well-known source of exposure to plasticizers, in particular during pregnancy. Because of its toxicity, the di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) has been replaced by other plasticizers such as di (isononyl)-cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxilic acid (DINCH), tri-octyltrimellitate (TOTM) and di-(isononyl) phthalate (DiNP). Our study aimed to quantify the plasticizers (DEHP and alternative plasticizers) contained in PVC medical devices used for hospitalised pregnant women and to describe which these MDs had been used (type, number, duration of exposure)...
June 20, 2017: BMC Women's Health
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