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Beatriz Manriquez Rocha, Francisco Mbofana, Osvaldo Loquiha, Chishamiso Mudenyanga, U Vivian Ukah, Laura A Magee, Peter von Dadelszen
In well-resourced settings, reduced circulating maternal free placental growth factor (PlGF) aids in either predicting or confirming the diagnosis of preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, stillbirth, preterm birth, and delivery within 14 days of testing when pre-eclampsia is suspected. This operational pilot implementation of maternal plasma PlGF in women with suspected preeclampsia was conducted in six antenatal clinics in Maputo, Mozambique (six control clinics for comparison). The primary outcome was transfer to higher levels of care, following the informative PlGF assay...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Marta Hernández, Carolina López, Berta Soldevila, Laura Cecenarro, María Martínez-Barahona, Elisabet Palomera, Ferran Rius, Albert Lecube, Maria José Pelegay, Jordi García, Dídac Mauricio, Manel Puig Domingo
OBJECTIVE: An association of pregnancy outcomes with subclinical hypothyroidism has been reported, however there still exists a strong controversy regarding whether subclinical hypothyroidism ought to be dealt with or not. The objective of the study was to evaluate the association of fetal-maternal complications with first trimester maternal TSH values. DESIGN: A retrospective study in a single tertiary care hospital was performed. PATIENTS: 1981 pregnant women were studied during 2012...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
Marianne H Hutti, John A Myers, Lynne A Hall, Barbara J Polivka, Susan White, Janice Hill, Meredith Grisanti, Jaclyn Hayden, Elizabeth Kloenne
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of the Perinatal Grief Intensity Scale (PGIS) when used within 8 weeks of perinatal loss to predict intense anxiety and severe depression symptoms in women 3 months later (Time 2 [T2]). DESIGN: Prospective survey. SETTING: Participants were recruited from hospitals in Louisville, KY and via the Internet. PARTICIPANTS: Women (N = 103) who experienced perinatal loss. METHODS: Data were collected using the PGIS, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Jui-Chiung Sun, Wenmay Rei, Min-Yu Chang, Shuh-Jen Sheu
BACKGROUND: Hospitals, where most births and terminations of pregnancy take place in modern society, tend to focus on addressing the perinatal loss experiences of mothers rather than fathers. Healthcare providers often overlook the loss experiences of fathers when pregnancy has been terminated because of chromosome abnormality. Little literature exists on the perceptions of these losses from the point of view of fathers in Taiwan. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to explore and reveal the essence and structure of the experiences of Taiwanese fathers whose spouses are hospitalized for pregnancy termination due to fetal chromosome abnormality...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
N Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, J Maher, R Sullivan, G Mari, M Schenone, H L Cohen, R A Word, G B Hubbard, E J Dick
The Old World non-human primates (NHP) - baboons (Papio spp.) share similarities with humans regarding fetal and placental development and some pregnancy-related complications. Information about the mechanism of birth and complications arising during parturition in these species is relatively sparse. In this manuscript, we add information from a series of pathological and observational cases to highlight insights and selected complications of birth in Papio spp, based on video-recording of the delivery process, X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound evaluations in pregnant baboons...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Maria Silvia Vellutini Setubal, Maria Ângela Reis Goes Monteiro Antonio, Eliana Martorano Amaral, John Boulet
OBJECTIVE:  Breaking bad news (BBN) is particularly difficult in perinatology. Previous research has shown that BBN skills can be learned and improved when taught and practiced. This project evaluated whether a structured training session would enhance perinatology residents' skills in BBN. METHODS:  This was a randomized controlled intervention study with year 1 to 4 Perinatology residents from a medical school in Brazil, during the 2014/15 school year. A total of 61 out of 100 (61%) eligible residents volunteered to a structured training program involving communicating a perinatal loss to a simulated patient (SP) portraying the mother followed by the SP's immediate feedback, both video recorded...
January 17, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
M C Veronesi, B Bolis, M Faustini, A Rota, A Mollo
A proper canine neonatal assistance, required to reduce the high perinatal loss rate, imply a full knowledge about the fetal-to-neonatal physiology. Because fetal fluids play an important role throughout mammals pregnancy, influencing fetal growth and development, fetal well being, and contributing to guarantee the most suitable environment for the fetus, the knowledge about fetal fluids biochemical composition is of major importance. At first, the biochemical composition of fetal fluids collected by normal developed, healthy and viable newborns, is necessary to depict the normal features, and represent the first step for the further detection of abnormalities associated to fetal/neonatal distress and useful for the early identification of newborns needing special attention, immediately after birth...
December 14, 2017: Theriogenology
K J Gold, M C Treadwell, M E Mieras, N T Laventhal
OBJECTIVE: Perinatal loss (stillbirth or early infant death) is often a sudden, unexpected event for families. We evaluated who communicates the loss to the parents and who is there for support at the delivery or death. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a mail survey of 900 bereaved and 500 live-birth mothers to assess emotional, physical and reproductive health outcomes. RESULTS: We had a 44% response rate at 9 months after birth or loss from 377 bereaved mothers and 232 with surviving infants...
December 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Joanna C M Cole, Jessica Schwarz, Mari-Carmen Farmer, Aimee L Coursey, Shawnese Duren, Marisa Rowlson, Judy Prince, Maren Oser, Diane L Spatz
The option to donate milk within the context of perinatal palliative care allows pregnant women to be involved in medical decision making before birth. In this article we examine how a perinatal bereavement program engages women and families in the process of milk donation when the deaths of their newborns are anticipated. We include two case examples to offer insight into the complexities within the patient experience of milk donation after perinatal loss.
November 24, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Avril S Albaugh, Susan Hatters Friedman, Sarah Nagle Yang, Miriam Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics of women referred to mental health care during pregnancy or the year after giving birth and to identify characteristics associated with attendance at mental health intake visits. DESIGN: Retrospective record review of referral documentation. SETTING: Women's health practices and perinatal mental health clinics in urban areas. PARTICIPANTS: The sample included 647 women during pregnancy or the year after giving birth who were referred for mental health treatment...
January 2018: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Mònica Druguet, Laura Nuño, Carlota Rodó, Silvia Arévalo, Elena Carreras Moratonas, Juana Gómez-Benito
AIM: To analyze whether the absence of farewell rituals and previous psychological vulnerability are associated with the intensity of grief following perinatal loss in monochorionic twin pregnancy. METHOD: The sample comprised 28 women who experienced perinatal loss following fetal surgery. Sociodemographic and clinical data and information about farewell rituals were collected through interview. The women also completed a questionnaire about perinatal grief. RESULTS: A history of psychological and/or psychopharmacological treatment was associated with more intense grief following perinatal loss...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Lawrence D LeDuff, Wanda T Bradshaw, Stephanie M Blake
BACKGROUND: Parents who experience a perinatal loss often leave the hospital with empty arms and no tangible mementos to validate the parenting experience. Opportunities to create parenting experiences with transitional objects exist following the infant's death. PURPOSE: This article offers suggestions for staff in units where infant loss is possible to best assist parents in optimal grieving through the offering of transitional bereavement objects. METHODS/SEARCH STRATEGY: CINAHL Complete, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched using the following key words-perinatal bereavement, grief, perinatal loss, transitional objects, bereavement photography-and the search was limited to 5 years and the English language...
October 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Megan Tucker
Megan Tucker talks to Francesca Lake, Managing Editor: A certified genetic counselor for over 10 years, Megan is currently the director of the Indiana State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program and the Genetic Counseling Clinic at Union Hospital (Terre Haute, IN, USA). She began her career split between the Center for Prenatal Diagnosis and the Medical Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Center at St Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis, IN, USA). During this time she was instrumental in both the development of the statewide Perinatal Loss Evaluation Program and a hospital protocol to ensure collection of cord blood to allow time to effectively genetically evaluate babies...
August 2017: Future Science OA
Ying-Fen Tseng, Hsiu-Rong Cheng, Yu-Ping Chen, Shu-Fei Yang, Pi-Tzu Cheng
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore couples' perceptions of the effects of perinatal loss on their marital relationship, social support and grief 1 year postloss, and analyse what factors changed the severity of their grief. BACKGROUND: Perinatal losses are traumatic events in the lives of families and can have serious long-term consequences for the psychological health of parents and any subsequent children. DESIGN: A prospective follow-up study...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Marianne H Hutti, John Myers, Lynne A Hall, Barbara J Polivka, Susan White, Janice Hill, Elizabeth Kloenne, Jaclyn Hayden, Meredith McGrew Grisanti
OBJECTIVE: The Perinatal Grief Intensity Scale (PGIS) was developed for clinical use to identify and predict intense grief and need for follow-up after perinatal loss. This study evaluates the validity of the PGIS via its ability to predict future intense grief based on a PGIS score obtained early after a loss. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted with 103 international, English-speaking women recruited at hospital discharge or via the internet who experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death within the previous 8weeks...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Gabriella Gandino, Giulia Di Fini, Antonella Bernaudo, Marcello Paltrinieri, Marco Castiglioni, Fabio Veglia
Perinatal loss has a strong emotional impact on health professionals working in maternity units. We aimed to study the impact of this experience on health professionals' language. We analyzed the answers of 162 health professionals (physicians and non-medical staff) who described their reactions to perinatal loss. A linguistic analysis was performed using the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count software. Associations between language and burnout were studied. Words typical of a psychological shock reaction were used more by non-medical staff than by physicians...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
Nalan Neşe, Yeşim Bülbül
AIM: Autopsy is a beneficial procedure to determine the cause of death and the frequency of anomalies in perinatal losses. Even in the event of an autopsy not providing any additional information, completion of the procedure confirming the clinical diagnoses gives reassurance to both clinicians and parents. Here we present a 15-year archival study based on findings of perinatal autopsies. DESIGN AND METHODS: Four hundred and eighty-six cases from our archive were reviewed and according to the findings they were divided into three subcategories; (1) miscarriages (MCF); (2) fetuses terminated (FTA) for vital anomalies detected by prenatal ultrasonography; (3) premature or term newborns died within first month of life (neonates: NN)...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Ana Martín-Pardillos, Anastasia Tsaalbi-Shtylik, Si Chen, Seka Lazare, Ronald P van Os, Albertina Dethmers-Ausema, Nima Borhan Fakouri, Matthias Bosshard, Rossana Aprigliano, Barbara van Loon, Daniela C F Salvatori, Keiji Hashimoto, Celia Dingemanse-van der Spek, Masaaki Moriya, Lene Juel Rasmussen, Gerald de Haan, Marc H G P Raaijmakers, Niels de Wind
Endogenous DNA damage is causally associated with the functional decline and transformation of stem cells that characterize aging. DNA lesions that have escaped DNA repair can induce replication stress and genomic breaks that induce senescence and apoptosis. It is not clear how stem and proliferating cells cope with accumulating endogenous DNA lesions and how these ultimately affect the physiology of cells and tissues. Here we have addressed these questions by investigating the hematopoietic system of mice deficient for Rev1, a core factor in DNA translesion synthesis (TLS), the postreplicative bypass of damaged nucleotides...
September 28, 2017: Blood
Gabriella Gandino, Antonella Bernaudo, Giulia Di Fini, Ilaria Vanni, Fabio Veglia
Healthcare professionals' psychological involvement in perinatal loss is a largely overlooked subject by healthcare systems, scientific research and prevention policies. A systematic scientific review has been carried out about emotional experiences, attributed meanings and needs conveyed by healthcare professionals in relation to perinatal loss. We identified 213 studies between 1985 and 2015, 20 of which were included in the present study for qualitative analysis. Our results point out the need for a targeted vocational training in perinatal loss, enabling healthcare professionals to achieve a proper management of their own internal states...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
Maria Silvia Vellutini Setubal, Andrea Vasconcelos Gonçalves, Sheyla Ribeiro Rocha, Eliana Martorano Amaral
Objective Resident doctors usually face the task to communicate bad news in perinatology without any formal training. The impact on parents can be disastrous. The objective of this paper is to analyze the perception of residents regarding a training program in communicating bad news in perinatology based on video reviews and setting, perception, invitation, knowledge, emotion, and summary (SPIKES) strategy. Methods We performed the analysis of complementary data collected from participants in a randomized controlled intervention study to evaluate the efficacy of a training program on improving residents' skills to communicate bad news...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
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