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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720114/effects-of-the-equip-quasi-experimental-study-testing-a-collaborative-quality-improvement-approach-for-maternal-and-newborn-health-care-in-tanzania-and-uganda
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P Waiswa, F Manzi, G Mbaruku, A K Rowe, M Marx, G Tomson, T Marchant, B A Willey, J Schellenberg, S Peterson, C Hanson
BACKGROUND: Quality improvement is a recommended strategy to improve implementation levels for evidence-based essential interventions, but experience of and evidence for its effects in low-resource settings are limited. We hypothesised that a systemic and collaborative quality improvement approach covering district, facility and community levels, supported by report cards generated through continuous household and health facility surveys, could improve the implementation levels and have a measurable population-level impact on coverage and quality of essential services...
July 18, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718159/the-role-of-varicocele-in-male-factor-subfertility
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REVIEW
Dillon Sedaghatpour, Boback M Berookhim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Varicocele may play a significant role in a subset of patients presenting with male factor infertility. Despite its relatively high prevalence amongst subfertile men, there has been controversy over the effectiveness of surgical treatments, patient selection, and when to administer treatment, particularly in the era of assisted reproductive technology. RECENT FINDINGS: In line with earlier finding, recent evidence strongly suggests that varicocelectomy improves pregnancy rates and semen parameters...
September 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714196/impact-of-an-electronic-health-record-alert-in-primary-care-on-increasing-hepatitis-c-screening-and-curative-treatment-for-baby-boomers
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Monica A Konerman, Mary Thomson, Kristen Gray, Meghan Moore, Hetal Choxi, Elizabeth Seif, Anna Sf Lok
Despite effective treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC), deficiencies in diagnosis and access preclude disease elimination. Screening of baby boomers remains low. The aims of this study were to assess the impact of an electronic health record (EHR) based prompt on HCV screening rates in baby boomers in primary care, and access to specialty care and treatment among those newly diagnosed. We implemented an EHR based "Best Practice Advisory" (BPA) that prompted primary care providers (PCPs) to perform HCV screening for patients seen in primary care clinic: 1) born between 1945-1965; 2) lacked a prior diagnosis of HCV infection; and 3) lacked prior documented anti-HCV testing...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697619/investigating-the-accessibility-factors-that-influence-antenatal-care-services-utilisation-in-mangwe-district-zimbabwe
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Leoba Nyathi, Augustine K Tugli, Takalani G Tshitangano, Molyn Mpofu
BACKGROUND: Maternal and infant mortality remains a huge public health problem in developing countries. One of the strategies to minimise the risks of both maternal and infant mortality is access to and utilisation of antenatal care (ANC) services. AIM: This study aimed to investigate the accessibility factors that influence the use of ANC services in Mangwe district. METHODS: A qualitative approach using explorative design was adopted to target women who have babies under 1 year of age...
June 29, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693450/transition-to-parenthood-in-the-neonatal-care-unit-a-qualitative-study-and-conceptual-model-designed-to-illuminate-parent-and-professional-views-of-the-impact-of-webcam-technology
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Susan Kerr, Caroline King, Rhona Hogg, Kerri McPherson, Janet Hanley, Maggie Brierton, Sean Ainsworth
BACKGROUND: Complications during pregnancy, childbirth and/or the postnatal period may result in the admission of a baby to a neonatal unit (NNU). While the survival and long-term prospects of high-risk infants are enhanced by admission, the enforced separation of the parent and child may have psychological consequences for both. There is a need to develop and evaluate interventions to help parents 'feel closer' to their infants in circumstances where they are physically separated from them...
July 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693396/exploring-generational-cohort-work-satisfaction-in-hospital-nurses
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Pamela Ann Gordon
Purpose Although extensive research exists regarding job satisfaction, many previous studies used a more restrictive, quantitative methodology. The purpose of this qualitative study is to capture the perceptions of hospital nurses within generational cohorts regarding their work satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach A preliminary qualitative, phenomenological study design explored hospital nurses' work satisfaction within generational cohorts - Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1980) and Millennials (1981-2000)...
July 3, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691845/maternal-eating-disorders-and-perinatal-outcomes-a-three-generation-study-in-the-norwegian-mother-and-child-cohort-study
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Hunna J Watson, Stephanie Zerwas, Leila Torgersen, Kristin Gustavson, Elizabeth W Diemer, Gun Peggy Knudsen, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Cynthia M Bulik
Previous studies of the relationship between maternal eating disorders and adverse perinatal outcomes have failed to control for familial transmission of perinatal phenotypes, which may confound the reported association. In a unique design afforded by the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study and Medical Birth Registry of Norway, we linked three generations through birth register records and maternal-reported survey data to investigate whether maternal eating disorders increase risk after parsing out the contribution of familial transmission of perinatal phenotypes...
July 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689559/lactation-skills-workshop-a-collaboration-of-the-city-of-dallas-wic-and-local-hospitals
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Janice Ballou, Christine Wiseman, Linda Jackson, Reba Godfrey, Dani Cagle
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global endeavor of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund, is an evidence-based program identifying 10 interventions that when hospitals implement them, breastfeeding (BF) rates improve. It recognizes the powerful role that health care workers have in successful BF and the need for competent hands-on skills to support lactation. The City of Dallas, TX, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program collaborated with 3 urban hospitals and developed a training of practical techniques and information for staff to use while working with BF patients...
July 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685899/prevention-and-recognition-of-abusive-head-trauma-training-for-healthcare-professionals-in-vietnam
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Jennifer A Fraser, Tara Flemington, Thi Ngoc Diep Doan, Minh Tu Van Hoang, Thi Le Binh Doan, Manh Tuan Ha
AIM: This paper presents results from an intervention designed to improve identification and response to abusive head trauma in a tertiary paediatric hospital in Vietnam. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen healthcare professionals (paediatric medical and nursing staff) completed a clinical training programme and participated in its evaluation. A pre-post-test and follow-up design was used to evaluate the outcomes. Questionnaires were used to collect data prior to training, at six-weeks and at six-months...
July 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681500/continuous-support-for-women-during-childbirth
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REVIEW
Meghan A Bohren, G Justus Hofmeyr, Carol Sakala, Rieko K Fukuzawa, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Historically, women have generally been attended and supported by other women during labour. However, in hospitals worldwide, continuous support during labour has often become the exception rather than the routine. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the effects, on women and their babies, of continuous, one-to-one intrapartum support compared with usual care, in any setting. Secondary objectives were to determine whether the effects of continuous support are influenced by:1...
July 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678849/community-health-promotion-and-medical-provision-for-neonatal-health-champion-cluster-randomised-trial-in-nagarkurnool-district-telangana-formerly-andhra-pradesh-india
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Peter Boone, Alex Eble, Diana Elbourne, Chris Frost, Chitra Jayanty, Rashmi Lakshminarayana, Vera Mann, Rohini Mukherjee, Gilda Piaggio, Padmanabh Reddy
BACKGROUND: In the mid-2000s, neonatal mortality accounted for almost 40% of deaths of children under 5 years worldwide, and constituted 65% of infant deaths in India. The neonatal mortality rate in Andhra Pradesh was 44 per 1,000 live births, and was higher in the rural areas and tribal regions, such as the Nagarkurnool division of Mahabubnagar district (which became Nagarkurnool district in Telangana in 2014). The aim of the CHAMPION trial was to investigate whether a package of interventions comprising community health promotion and provision of health services (including outreach and facility-based care) could lead to a reduction of the order of 25% in neonatal mortality...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674020/brain-regions-and-functional-interactions-supporting-early-word-recognition-in-the-face-of-input-variability
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Silvia Benavides-Varela, Roma Siugzdaite, David Maximiliano Gómez, Francesco Macagno, Luigi Cattarossi, Jacques Mehler
Perception and cognition in infants have been traditionally investigated using habituation paradigms, assuming that babies' memories in laboratory contexts are best constructed after numerous repetitions of the very same stimulus in the absence of interference. A crucial, yet open, question regards how babies deal with stimuli experienced in a fashion similar to everyday learning situations-namely, in the presence of interfering stimuli. To address this question, we used functional near-infrared spectroscopy to test 40 healthy newborns on their ability to encode words presented in concomitance with other words...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667496/skin-health-connected-to-the-use-of-absorbent-hygiene-products-a-review
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REVIEW
Johanna Karlsson Bender, Jan Faergemann, Maria Sköld
Over the past 50 years, absorbent hygiene products such as baby diapers and incontinence products have become essential features of modern day life. Through innovation and enhanced technology, their design, composition and performance have been dramatically upgraded from their early forms, and they have transformed the lives of millions of people, improving their quality of life. Skin health related to the use of absorbent hygiene products has accordingly also greatly improved. Still, the wearing of absorbent hygiene products will affect the skin, and for some users the changes in microclimate, mechanical interactions and the exposure to urine and faeces may result in irritant contact dermatitis, i...
June 30, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661375/barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-smoking-cessation-in-pregnancy-and-following-childbirth-literature-review-and-qualitative-study
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Linda Bauld, Hilary Graham, Lesley Sinclair, Kate Flemming, Felix Naughton, Allison Ford, Jennifer McKell, Dorothy McCaughan, Sarah Hopewell, Kathryn Angus, Douglas Eadie, David Tappin
BACKGROUND: Although many women stop smoking in pregnancy, others continue, causing harm to maternal and child health. Smoking behaviour is influenced by many factors, including the role of women's significant others (SOs) and support from health-care professionals (HPs). OBJECTIVES: To enhance understanding of the barriers to, and facilitators of, smoking cessation and the feasibility and acceptability of interventions to reach and support pregnant women to stop smoking...
June 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653434/injury-from-falls-in-infants-under-one-year
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Christopher S Mulligan, Susan Adams, Dimitra Tzioumi, Julie Brown
AIM: Falls in infants are a common cause of injury. Compared to older children, infants under age one are likely to have distinctive causation and injury patterns, as they are pre-mobile or have limited independent mobility and falls are more directly the responsibility of the care giver. There is little known about the mechanistic factors, predictors of injury and injury patterns in this age group. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of infants under age one who presented after a fall to a paediatric trauma centre in Sydney, Australia...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650107/when-cultural-norms-discourage-talking-to-babies-effectiveness-of-a-parenting-program-in-rural-senegal
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Ann Weber, Anne Fernald, Yatma Diop
In some areas of rural Africa, long-standing cultural traditions and beliefs may discourage parents from verbally engaging with their young children. This study assessed the effectiveness of a parenting program designed to encourage verbal engagement between caregivers and infants in Wolof-speaking villages in rural Senegal. Caregivers (n = 443) and their 4- to 31-month-old children were observed at baseline in 2013 and 1 year later at follow-up. Results showed that caregivers in program villages nearly doubled the amount of child-directed speech during a play session compared to baseline, whereas caregivers in matched comparison villages showed no change...
June 26, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635351/assessing-the-quality-of-bereavement-care-after-perinatal-death-development-and-piloting-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-parents-experiences
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Esther Aiyelaagbe, Rebecca E Scott, Victoria Holmes, Emma Lane, Alexander E P Heazell
Understanding parents' experience of care is essential to develop high-quality perinatal bereavement services. This study aimed at developing a questionnaire to identify parents' needs and record their experience of care. The patient experience questionnaire was developed by professionals and parents, and piloted in a tertiary maternity unit. Responses were received from 58 parents. Sensitivity and kindness of staff and time spent with their baby were ranked as 'very important' by 95% of parents. Care in these areas largely met their needs (90%), although 5% of respondents stated that partners could have been more involved...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632735/validity-of-a-minimally-invasive-autopsy-for-cause-of-death-determination-in-stillborn-babies-and-neonates-in-mozambique-an-observational-study
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Clara Menendez, Paola Castillo, Miguel J Martínez, Dercio Jordao, Lucilia Lovane, Mamudo R Ismail, Carla Carrilho, Cesaltina Lorenzoni, Fabiola Fernandes, Tacilta Nhampossa, Juan Carlos Hurtado, Mireia Navarro, Isaac Casas, Paula Santos Ritchie, Sonia Bandeira, Sibone Mocumbi, Zara Jaze, Flora Mabota, Khátia Munguambe, Maria Maixenchs, Ariadna Sanz, Inacio Mandomando, Alfons Nadal, Anna Goncé, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, Llorenç Quintó, Jordi Vila, Eusebio Macete, Pedro Alonso, Jaume Ordi, Quique Bassat
BACKGROUND: Over 5 million stillbirths and neonatal deaths occur annually. Limited and imprecise information on the cause of these deaths hampers progress in achieving global health targets. Complete diagnostic autopsies (CDAs)-the gold standard for cause of death determination-are difficult to perform in most high-burden settings. Therefore, validation of simpler and more feasible methods is needed. METHODS AND FINDINGS: In this observational study, the validity of a minimally invasive autopsy (MIA) method in determining the cause of death was assessed in 18 stillbirths and 41 neonatal deaths by comparing the results of the MIA with those of the CDA...
June 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631394/helping-babies-breathe-implementation-in-zanzibar-tanzania
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Gina Marie Wilson, Ame Masemo Ame, Maimuna Mohamed Khatib, Elizabeth K Rende, Ann Michelle Hartman, Jane Blood-Siegfried
AIM: To assess the efficacy and feasibility of implementing Helping Babies Breathe, a neonatal resuscitation programme for resource-limited environments. BACKGROUND: This quality improvement project focused on training midwives on Helping Babies Breathe to address high rates of neonatal mortality secondary to birth asphyxia. METHODS: The convenience sample was 33 midwives in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The train-the-trainer strategy with repeated measures design was used to assess knowledge and skills at 3 time points...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619771/revealed-versus-concealed-criteria-for-placental-insufficiency-in-an-unselected-obstetric-population-in-late-pregnancy-ratio37-randomised-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacos, Marta Rial, Ilan Gull, Ladislav Krofta, Marek Lubusky, Rogelio Cruz-Martinez, Mónica Cruz-Lemini, Miguel Martinez-Rodriguez, Pamela Socias, Cristina Aleuanlli, Mauro C Parra Cordero
INTRODUCTION: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects 5%-10% of all pregnancies, contributing to 30%-50% of stillbirths. Unfortunately, growth restriction often is not detected antenatally. The last weeks of pregnancy are critical for preventing stillbirth among babies with FGR because there is a pronounced increase in stillbirths among growth-restricted fetuses after 37 weeks of pregnancy. Here we present a protocol (V.1, 23 May 2016) for the RATIO37 trial, which evaluates an integrated strategy for accurately selecting at-risk fetuses for delivery at term...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
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