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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749486/milestones-and-controversies-in-maternal-and-child-health-examining-a-brief-history-of-micronutrient-fortification-in-the-us
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A Deavenport-Saman, A Britt, K Smith, R A Jacobs
Fortification of our food and drinking supply has decreased morbidity rates related to micronutrient deficiencies among mothers and their children, particularly during the perinatal and neonatal periods of development. The purpose of this historical review is to examine the impact of public policy changes related to micronutrient fortification. We provide a historical investigation of achievements and controversies related to iodine, vitamin D, fluoride and folic acid fortifications in our food and drinking supply...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749484/communication-related-allegations-against-physicians-caring-for-premature-infants
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J Nguyen, H Muniraman, M Cascione, R Ramanathan
OBJECTIVE: Maternal-fetal medicine physicians (MFMp) and neonatal-perinatal medicine physicians (NPMp) caring for premature infants and their families are exposed to significant risk for malpractice actions. Effective communication practices have been implicated to decrease litigious intentions but the extent of miscommunication as a cause of legal action is essentially unknown in this population. Analysis of communication-related allegations (CRAs) may help toward improving patient care and physician-patient relationships as well as decrease litigation risks...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749276/obstetrical-and-postpartum-complications-in-lesser-madagascar-hedgehog-tenrecs-echinops-telfairi-four-cases
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Kimberly A Thompson, Dalen Agnew, Sally A Nofs, Tara M Harrison
Currently, little is known about diseases and health concerns in tenrecs, family Tenrecidae. During the past 10 yr of breeding lesser Madagascar hedgehog tenrecs ( Echinops telfairi ) at a single zoological institution, a diverse range of obstetric and postpartum complications have been observed: pyometra, metritis, retained fetal membranes, retained fetus, perinatal mortality, and maternal neglect with subsequent successful hand-rearing of neonates. Treatment of these problems is complicated in tenrecs because of their small size and secretive behavior...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749055/a-failure-to-be-candid
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Jennifer McGuirl
I was a second-year neonatal-perinatal fellow in a meeting between other members of the neonatal intensive care team and parents who had just received devastating news about their planned-for and highly desired baby, born after what had been an uncomplicated pregnancy. At home, a little sister was waiting to meet her new brother. These conversations are never easy, but this one I found particularly disturbing. John had been born at term via emergency cesarean section after his mother, Muriel, had come for a routine obstetrical visit and reported decreased fetal movement...
July 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748341/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes-among-immigrant-and-non-immigrant-women-in-berlin-germany
#5
Matthias David, Theda Borde, Silke Brenne, Babett Ramsauer, Wolfgang Henrich, Jürgen Breckenkamp, Oliver Razum
BACKGROUND: In Germany, regular immigrants and their descendants have legal and financial access to health care equal to the general citizenry. Nonetheless, some of their health outcomes are comparatively unfavorable, and that is only partially explained by their lower socioeconomic status (SES). The aim of this study was to assess whether this disparity exists also for obstetric and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We compared obstetric and perinatal outcomes between immigrant women (first or second generation) and non-immigrant women, delivering at three maternity hospitals in Berlin, Germany, 2011-2012...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748016/-hepatic-hematoma-in-neonates-about-a-case
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Hanae Harchaoui, Bousayna Iraqi, Houria Knouni, Youness Taboz, Hasnae Benkirane, Hassan Aguenaou, Amina Barkat
Hepatic hematoma is a condition of unrecognized origin which can become extremely serious and whose diagnosis is often made during perinatal autopsy. It is often characterised by nonspecific clinical manifestations and a long delay before biological presentation.The diagnosis is essentially based on ultrasound and treatment is often conservative.We here report a case of a full-term newborn with asymptomatic hepatic haematoma due to obstetrical trauma.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747840/an-evaluation-of-stillbirths-in-%C3%A4-stanbul-by-examining-death-certificates
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Aylin Yetim, Fahriye Aysun Buzcu, Esra Devecioğlu, Gülbin Gökçay, Zeynep İnce
AIM: Despite the fact that the frequency of stillbirth is estimated to be about the same as that of early neonatal deaths, stillbirth records and statistics are not kept on a regular basis worldwide and their causes cannot be determined. The aim of our study was to examine the causes and characteristics of stillbirths in Istanbul. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All death certificates of 2011 archived in 8 District Cemetery Directorships, which manage 322 cemeteries within the boundaries of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, were examined...
June 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
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/28746032/early-mortality-and-morbidity-in-infants-with-birth-weight-of-500-grams-or-less-in-japan
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Hirosuke Inoue, Masayuki Ochiai, Kazuaki Yasuoka, Koichi Tanaka, Hiroaki Kurata, Junko Fujiyoshi, Yuki Matsushita, Shutaro Suga, Kazuaki Nonaka, Tomoaki Taguchi, Kiyoko Kato, Shouichi Ohga
OBJECTIVE: To assess the short-term prognosis of Japanese infants with a birth weight (BW) of ?500?g. STUDY DESIGN: Demographic and clinical data were reviewed for 1473 live born infants with a BW ?500?g at gestational age ?22 weeks who were treated in the 204 affiliated hospitals of the Neonatal Research Network of Japan between 2003 and 2012. RESULTS: Survival to hospital discharge occurred in 811 of 1473 infants (55%; 95% CI 53%-58%). The survival rates of BW ?300?g, 301-400?g, and 401-500?g were 18% (95% CI 10%-31%), 41% (95% CI 36%-47%), and 60% (95% CI 57%-63%), respectively...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742216/the-fetuses-at-risk-approach-survival-analysis-from-a-fetal-perspective
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K S Joseph, Michael S Kramer
Several phenomena in contemporary perinatology create challenges for analyzing pregnancy outcomes. These include recent increases in iatrogenic delivery at late preterm and early term gestation which are incongruent with the belief that stillbirth and neonatal death risk decrease exponentially with advancing gestational age. Perinatal epidemiologists have also puzzled over the paradox of intersecting birth weight- and gestational age-specific perinatal mortality curves for decades. For example, neonatal mortality rates among preterm infants of women who smoke are substantially lower than neonatal mortality rates among preterm infants of non-smoking women, whereas the reverse pattern occurs at term gestation...
July 25, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738721/the-clinical-value-of-maternal-and-fetal-doppler-parameters-in-low-risk-postdates-pregnancies-%C3%A2-a-prospective-study
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Oshrit Lebovitz, Eran Barzilay, Shali Mazaki-Tovi, Itai Gat, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical significance of maternal and fetal ultrasound Doppler flow indices in postdates pregnancies. METHODS: This prospective study comprised 120 low-risk pregnant women beyond 40 weeks of gestation. All participants underwent Doppler assessment including of fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical and uterine arteries. Perinatal outcomes were recorded and evaluated for possible associations with Doppler flow values. Adverse perinatal outcomes were defined as umbilical cord arterial pH < 7...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738454/-development-of-markov-models-for-economics-evaluation-of-strategies-on-hepatitis-b-vaccination-and-population-based-antiviral-treatment-in-china
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P C Yang, S X Zhang, P P Sun, Y L Cai, Y Lin, Y H Zou
Objective: To construct the Markov models to reflect the reality of prevention and treatment interventions against hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, simulate the natural history of HBV infection in different age groups and provide evidence for the economics evaluations of hepatitis B vaccination and population-based antiviral treatment in China. Methods: According to the theory and techniques of Markov chain, the Markov models of Chinese HBV epidemic were developed based on the national data and related literature both at home and abroad, including the settings of Markov model states, allowable transitions and initial and transition probabilities...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737862/neonatal-mortality-in-argentina-situation-analysis-from-2005-to-2014
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Juliana Z Finkelstein, Mariana Duhau, María L Fasola, Paola Escobar
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal mortality (NM) refers to deaths occurring between birth and 27 days of life. This component of infant mortality has shown the least reduction over the past 50 years. The objective of this study was to analyze the course and characteristics of NM in Argentina. POPULATION AND METHODS: This was a descriptive, ecological study of NM in Argentina conducted between 2005 and 2014 to analyze its course, causes, and the relevance of prematurity and a low birth weight...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737546/the-perinatal-neonatal-care-journey-for-parents-of-preterm-infants-what-is-working-and-what-can-be-improved
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July 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737545/the-perinatal-neonatal-care-journey-for-parents-of-preterm-infants-what-is-working-and-what-can-be-improved
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Linda S Franck, Alison McNulty, Fiona Alderdice
Preterm birth is traumatic for parents, but there are few reports of parents' views on how the healthcare journey can be improved. This secondary thematic analysis used focus group data from parent consultation on proposed neonatal services standards for Northern Ireland to discover parents' experiences and recommendations for the perinatal, neonatal, and home care phases. Parents of preterm infants (n = 40) described their healthcare journey as positive overall and were grateful for the caring and competent care providers they encountered...
July 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736265/preparing-for-emerging-infectious-diseases-in-the-perinatal-population
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Kathleen O'Rourke, Teresa Murphy, Sindhu K Srinivas, David A Pegues
The unprecedented scale of the 2014-2015 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and the recent emergence and rapid spread of Zika virus infection and resultant neonatal sequelae show that the geographic range, spread, and effect of emerging infections are unpredictable. Lessons learned from analyzing the response of an academic medical center to care for pregnant women with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease can help health care professionals address future threats from emerging infections.
July 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735809/antibiotic-stewardship-in-perinatal-and-neonatal-care
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REVIEW
Jayashree Ramasethu, Tetsuya Kawakita
The spread of antibiotic resistance due to the use and misuse of antibiotics around the world is now a major health crisis. Neonates are exposed to antibiotics both before and after birth, often empirically because of risk factors for infection, or for non-specific signs which may or may not indicate sepsis. There is increasing evidence that, apart from antibiotic resistance, the use of antibiotics in pregnancy and in the neonatal period alters the microbiome in the fetus and neonate with an increased risk of immediate and long-term adverse effects...
July 20, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735671/choroid-plexus-cyst-in-a-neonatal-burmeister-s-porpoise-phocoena-spinipinnis
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J Díaz-Delgado, K R Groch, M W Wiegand, E R Secchi, R Réssio, F C C Natália, J L Catão-Dias
Neuroectodermal developmental anomalies are reported rarely in cetaceans and central nervous system cysts are not described. We describe the gross, microscopical, histochemical and immunohistochemical features of a neuraxial myelencephalic cyst in a stranded neonatal Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis). Grossly, a subdural, extra-axial, well-demarcated, yellow fluid-filled cystic structure (1.9 × 1.6 × 1 cm) expanded the left foramen of Luschka, the left caudolateral cerebellar recess and the left cranioventral myelencephalon...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734732/perinatal-and-neonatal-use-of-sedation-and-analgesia
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REVIEW
Christopher McPherson, Terrie Inder
Optimal obstetric and neonatal care requires the provision of adequate analgesia for painful procedures. However, anesthetic and analgesic agents have the potential to adversely impact the developing fetal/neonatal brain. In this setting, clinicians must assess the risks and benefits of pharmacologic anesthesia and analgesia for specific indications in this population. General anesthesia is required for non-obstetric surgery and cesarean section in the absence of neuraxial anesthesia for the health of the mother and fetus...
July 19, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734510/neonatal-and-perinatal-infections
#20
REVIEW
Amira M Khan, Shaun K Morris, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Lack of success in achieving considerable reductions in neonatal mortality is a contributory factor in failing to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4.2.6 million neonates still die each year, with preterm birth and infections the two leading causes. Maternal infections and environmental and infant factors influence acquisition of viral and bacterial infections in the perinatal and neonatal period. Scaling up evidence-based interventions addressing maternal risk factors and underlying causes could reduce neonatal infections by 84%...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
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