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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447091/obesity-in-pregnancy-a-comparison-of-four-national-guidelines
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Dana Vitner, Kristin Harris, Cynthia Maxwell, M D Farine
BACKGROUND: Obesity in pregnancy has become one of the most important challenges in obstetrical care given its prevalence and potential adverse impact on both mother and fetus. The primary objective of this descriptive review is to identify common themes and distinctions within the current recommendations for maternal obesity in the most updated version of four published national guidelines. METHODS: We reviewed the following guidelines for obesity in pregnancy: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2015, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RANZCOG) 2013, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG) 2010, and Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) 2010...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439923/less-or-more-maternal-requests-that-go-against-medical-advice
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Martine Hollander, Lianne Holten, Annemieke Leusink, Jeroen van Dillen, Esteriek de Miranda
PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND: This study explores the experiences of Dutch midwives and gynaecologists with pregnant women who request more, less or no care during pregnancy and/or childbirth. METHODS: All Dutch midwives and (trainee) gynaecologists were invited to fill out a questionnaire specifically designed for the purposes of this study. Holistic midwives were analysed separately from regular community midwives. FINDINGS: Most maternity care providers in the Netherlands receive requests for less care than recommended at least once a year...
February 10, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438637/population-attributable-fractions-of-perinatal-outcomes-for-nulliparous-women-associated-with-overweight-and-obesity-1990-2014
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Kate Cheney, Rachel Farber, Alexandra L Barratt, Kevin McGeechan, Bradley de Vries, Robert Ogle, Kirsten I Black
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence across 25 years of overweight and obesity among nulliparous Australian women during early pregnancy; to estimate the proportions of adverse perinatal outcomes attributable to overweight and obesity in this population. DESIGN: Cohort study; retrospective analysis of electronic maternity data. Setting, participants: 42 582 nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies giving birth at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, an urban teaching hospital in Sydney, January 1990 - December 2014...
February 19, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432660/recent-gestational-diabetes-was-associated-with-mothers-stopping-predominant-breastfeeding-earlier-in-a-multi-ethnic-population
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Anne Baerug, Line Sletner, Petter Laake, Atle Fretheim, Beate Fossum Løland, Christin W Waage, Kåre I Birkeland, Anne Karen Jenum
AIM: It has previously been shown that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in mothers with recent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This study compared the cessation of predominant breastfeeding in mothers with and without recent GDM in a multi-ethnic population. METHODS: From May 2008 to May 2010, healthy pregnant women attending antenatal care provided by community health services in Eastern Oslo, Norway, were recruited. We included 616 women - 58% non-Western - and interviewed and examined them at a mean of 15 and 28 weeks of gestation and 14 weeks' postpartum...
February 12, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429374/maternal-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-is-it-associated-with-long-term-pediatric-ophthalmic-morbidity-of-the-offspring
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Eyal Walter, Erez Tsumi, Tamar Wainstock, Efrat Spiegel, Eyal Sheiner
PURPOSE: To determine whether children born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at increased risk to develop of pediatric ophthalmic morbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this population based cohort study, all deliveries between 1991-2014 were included. Congenital malformations, multiple gestations and patients lacking prenatal care were excluded from analysis. Mothers were defined as either having no GDM, having diet treated GDM, or medically treated GDM...
February 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425836/the-impact-of-a-daily-smartphone-based-feedback-system-among-women-with-gestational-diabetes-on-compliance-glycemic-control-satisfaction-and-pregnancy-outcome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hadas Miremberg, Tal Ben-Ari, Tal Betzer, Hagit Raphaeli, Rose Gasnier, Giulia Barda, Jacob Bar, Eran Weiner
BACKGROUND: Patient compliance and tight glycemic control have been demonstrated to improve pregnancy outcome in pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The use of advanced technological tools, including smartphone-based platforms, to improve medical care and outcomes has been demonstrated in various fields of medicine, but only few small studies were performed with GDM patients. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the impact of introducing a smartphone-based daily feedback and communication platform between GDM patients and their physicians, on patient compliance, glycemic control, pregnancy outcome, and patient satisfaction...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415674/observations-on-the-health-of-infants-at-a-time-of-rapid-societal-change-a-longitudinal-study-from-birth-to-fifteen-months-in-abu-dhabi
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Hazel Gardner, Katherine Green, Andrew S Gardner, Donna Geddes
BACKGROUND: Rapid economic and cultural transition in the United Arab Emirates has been accompanied by a rise in chronic disease. Early childhood is known to affect health outcomes in adulthood. This prospective longitudinal study examined the general health of Emirati infants born in a government maternity hospital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in October 2002. METHODS: One hundred twenty-five women, who had recently given birth, were interviewed as part of a larger study encompassing a wide range of cultural, social, and behavioural aspects of health...
February 7, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411344/maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-of-dichorionic-diamniotic-twin-pregnancies-diagnosed-with-vanishing-twin-syndrome-a-retrospective-analysis-from-a-single-clinical-center
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Hakan Timur, Rifat Taner Aksoy, Aytekin Tokmak, Burcu Timur, Bugra Coskun, Dilek Uygur, Nuri Danisman
OBJECTIVES: Multiple pregnancies are known to be associated with adverse maternal and perinatal complications. How-ever, data regarding the outcomes of spontaneously reduced twin pregnancies are limited. In the current study we aimed to evaluate the consequences of the vanishing twin syndrome (VTS) in dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies for both mother and baby in our perinatal center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 711 pregnancies were included into the study...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411343/does-reactive-hypoglycemia-during-the-100-g-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-adversely-affect-perinatal-outcomes
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Ilhan Bahri Delibas, Sema Tanriverdi, Bulent Cakmak
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether pregnant women who have reactive hypoglycemia during the 100 g oral glucose toler-ance test (OGTT) are at an increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed perinatal data from 413 women who underwent a 3 h OGTT at 24-28 weeks of gestation and gave birth in our clinics between January 2012 and December 2014. RESULTS: According to OGTT results, the majority of the subjects were normoglycemic (n = 316, 76...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402265/a-qualitative-study-of-developing-beliefs-about-health-illness-and-healthcare-in-migrant-african-women-with-gestational-diabetes-living-in-sweden
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Katarina Hjelm, Karin Bard, Jan Apelqvist
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes (GDM) is associated with health risks for both mother and child, and is particularly relevant to migrant women and women of African origin. With today's extensive global migration, contact with the new society and health system confronts the migrant's culture of origin with the culture of the host country. The question is whether immigrants' patterns of beliefs about health, illness, and health-related behaviour change over time, as no previous studies have been found on this topic...
February 5, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392816/clinically-relevant-improvements-achieved-from-a-facilitated-implementation-of-a-gestational-diabetes-model-of-care
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Shelley A Wilkinson, Sally J McCray, Alison Kempe, Bernadette Sellwood
AIM: Medical nutrition therapy is a cornerstone treatment in gestational diabetes; however, most Australian women diagnosed with gestational diabetes do not receive this. The project evaluated adaptation of a successful evidence-based gestational diabetes model of care implementation from a tertiary centre into regional sites with varied demographics, population size and service capacity. METHODS: The project used a hub (project team)-spoke (sites) model in Far North Queensland (Site 1) and regional South-East Queensland (Site 2)...
February 2, 2018: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392352/epidemiology-of-diabetes-and-diabetic-complications-in-china
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REVIEW
Ronald C W Ma
The People's Republic of China (herein referred to as China) has witnessed one of the most dramatic rises in diabetes prevalence anywhere in the world. The latest epidemiological study suggests that approximately 11% of the population has diabetes, with a significant proportion remaining undiagnosed. Risk factors for diabetes in the Chinese population are similar to those in other populations, though gestational diabetes and young-onset diabetes is becoming increasingly common. Data on the prevalence of diabetic complications remain limited, though cardio-renal complications account for significant morbidity and mortality...
February 1, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387888/premature-cardiac-disease-and-death-in-women-whose-infant-was-preterm-and-small-for-gestational-age-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Orli Silverberg, Alison L Park, Eyal Cohen, Deshayne B Fell, Joel G Ray
Importance: Women with an infant with preterm birth (PTB) or who was severely small for gestational age (SGA) are at higher future risk of premature cardiovascular disease and related death. Objective: To determine the risk of cardiac disease or death among women with an infant with both PTB and SGA. Design, Setting, and Participants: This population-based cohort study used electronic health records from the province of Ontario, Canada, where health care is universally available, between April 1, 2002, and March 31, 2016...
January 31, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360237/one-year-weight-losses-in-the-tianjin-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-prevention-program-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Huikun Liu, Leishen Wang, Shuang Zhang, Junhong Leng, Nan Li, Weiqin Li, Jing Wang, Huiguang Tian, Lu Qi, Xilin Yang, Zhijie Yu, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Gang Hu
AIMS: To report the findings on weight loss after the first year of the lifestyle intervention trial among women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: A total of 1180 GDM women were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive a 4-year lifestyle intervention (intervention group, n=586) or standard care (control group, n=594) between August 2009 and July, 2011. Major elements of the intervention included six face-to-face sessions with study dietitians and two telephone calls in the first year, and two individual sessions and two telephone calls in each subsequent year...
January 23, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357912/eregqual-an-electronic-health-registry-with-interactive-checklists-and-clinical-decision-support-for-improving-quality-of-antenatal-care-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Mahima Venkateswaran, Kjersti Mørkrid, Buthaina Ghanem, Eatimad Abbas, Itimad Abuward, Mohammad Baniode, Ole Frithjof Norheim, J Frederik Frøen
BACKGROUND: Health worker compliance with established best-practice clinical and public health guidelines may be enhanced by customized checklists of care and clinical decision support driven by point-of-care data entry into an electronic health registry. The public health system of Palestine is currently implementing a national electronic registry (eRegistry) for maternal and child health. This trial is embedded in the national implementation and aims to assess the effectiveness of the eRegistry's interactive checklists and clinical decision support, compared with the existing paper based records, on improving the quality of care for pregnant women...
January 22, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356835/diabetes-in-pregnancy-a-new-decade-of-challenges-ahead
#16
REVIEW
Ute Schaefer-Graf, Angela Napoli, Christopher J Nolan
Every 10 years, the Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group, a study group of the EASD, conducts an audit meeting to review the achievements of the preceding decade and to set the directions for research and clinical practice improvements for the next decade. The most recent meeting focused on the following areas: improving pregnancy outcomes for women with pregestational type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes; the influence of obesity and gestational diabetes on pregnancy outcomes; the determinants and assessment of fetal growth and development; and public health issues, including consideration of transgenerational consequences and economic burden...
January 22, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353787/maternal-urinary-triclosan-level-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-birth-weight-in-chinese-women
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Fengxiu Ouyang, Ning Tang, Hui-Juan Zhang, Xia Wang, Shasha Zhao, Weiye Wang, Jun Zhang, Weiwei Cheng
Triclosan (TCS) is an antibacterial chemical widely used in personal-care products and an endocrine disruptor. While TCS exposure is associated with insulin resistance and metabolic disorders in animals, few studies have assessed its effect on the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in humans. This study aimed to explore whether maternal urinary TCS level is associated with the risk of GDM and infant birthweight. We examined 620 pregnant women from Shanghai, China in 2012-2013. Urinary TCS level was measured with high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS), and categorized into high, medium and low in tertiles...
January 16, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353417/maternal-metabolic-response-to-dietary-treatment-for-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Karen L Lindsay, Lorraine Brennan, Maria A Kennelly, Sinéad Curran, Mary Coffey, Thomas P Smith, Michael E Foley, Mensud Hatunic, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
BACKGROUND: Dietary advice is a standard component of treatment for pregnant women with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and gestational diabetes (GDM), yet few studies report glycemic profiles in response to dietary therapies and the optimal dietary approach remains uncertain. AIM: To assess changes in maternal glycemic profile and pregnancy outcomes among women with diet-controlled IGT and GDM. METHODS: Pregnant women who had one or more elevated values on a 3-h oral glucose tolerance test were enrolled...
January 20, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352491/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes-benefits-for-mothers-using-pumps-or-pens-and-their-babies
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Denice S Feig, Helen R Murphy
AIMS: To review the current literature on the use of continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy in women with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: We searched the literature for randomized controlled trials using continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy in women with Type 1 diabetes. RESULTS: Three randomized trials were found and discussed in this review. One UK study found a reduction in large-for-gestational-age infants; however, only masked continuous glucose monitoring was used in that study...
January 20, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349843/pregnancy-after-bariatric-surgery-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-of-39-pregnancies-and-a-literature-review
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Maria Manuel Costa, Sandra Belo, Pedro Souteiro, João S Neves, Daniela Magalhães, Rita B Silva, Sofia C Oliveira, Paula Freitas, Ana Varela, Joana Queirós, Davide Carvalho
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the impact of bariatric surgery (BS) on maternal and fetal outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive, observational study of 39 pregnant women who underwent BS in our institution between 2010 and 2014 was carried out. A sample of women who became pregnant after BS was evaluated, based on data concerning pregnancy, childbirth, and newborns. RESULTS: Of the 1182 patients who underwent BS at our institution during the study period, 1016 (85...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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