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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017160/role-of-molecular-biology-in-diagnosis-and-characterization-of-vulvo-vaginitis-in-clinical-practice
#1
Gilbert G G Donders, Jacques Ravel, Beatrice Vitali, Mihai G Netea, Andres Salumets, Magnus Unemo
The diagnosis of vulvo-vaginal complaints has always been enigmatic in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients with clear, pathognomonic symptoms end up with a proper diagnosis and treatment most of the time, but unfortunately we are now living in a world where women reach out to the Internet and readily get all information as to which disease their symptoms correspond to and also find the appropriate treatment "over-the-counter." Because of this trend, we as specialists are increasingly confronted with patients with complex and combined conditions...
October 10, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968482/lymphadenectomy-for-the-management-of-endometrial-cancer
#2
REVIEW
Jonathan A Frost, Katie E Webster, Andrew Bryant, Jo Morrison
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a previous Cochrane review published in Issue 1, 2010 and updated in Issue 9, 2015. The role of lymphadenectomy in surgical management of endometrial cancer remains controversial. Lymph node metastases can be found in approximately 10% of women who before surgery are thought to have cancer confined to the womb. Removal of all pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes (lymphadenectomy) at initial surgery has been widely advocated, and pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy remains part of the FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) staging system for endometrial cancer...
October 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950725/the-effect-of-an-exercise-intervention-on-gestational-weight-gain-the-behaviors-affecting-baby-and-you-b-a-b-y-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Carrie Nobles, Bess H Marcus, Edward J Stanek, Barry Braun, Brian W Whitcomb, JoAnn E Manson, Glenn Markenson, Lisa Chasan-Taber
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of a prenatal exercise intervention on gestational weight gain (GWG) and to update meta-analyses. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis. SETTING: Obstetrical practices in a Western Massachusetts hospital. PATIENTS: We analyzed 241 ethnically diverse pregnant participants at high risk for gestational diabetes in the Behaviors Affecting Baby and You (B.A.B.Y.) study. A total of 118 participants were randomized to an exercise intervention group and 123 to a comparison health and wellness intervention group...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919823/updated-approaches-for-management-of-uterine-fibroids
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REVIEW
Aymara Mas, Marta Tarazona, Joana Dasí Carrasco, Gloria Estaca, Ignacio Cristóbal, Javier Monleón
Uterine anatomy and uterine fibroids (UFs) characteristics have been classically considered as almost a unique issue in gynecology and reproductive medicine. Nowadays, the management of UF pathology is undergoing an important evolution, with the patient's quality of life being the most important aspect to consider. Accordingly, surgical techniques and aggressive treatments are reserved for only those cases with heavy symptomatology, while the clinical diagnostic based on size and number of UFs remains in a second plane in these situations...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859781/no-261-prenatal-screening-for-fetal-aneuploidy-in-singleton-pregnancies
#5
David Chitayat, Sylvie Langlois, R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To develop a Canadian consensus document on maternal screening for fetal aneuploidy (e.g., Down syndrome and trisomy 18) in singleton pregnancies. OPTIONS: Pregnancy screening for fetal aneuploidy started in the mid 1960s, using maternal age as the screening test. New developments in maternal serum and ultrasound screening have made it possible to offer all pregnant patients a non-invasive screening test to assess their risk of having a fetus with aneuploidy to determine whether invasive prenatal diagnostic testing is necessary...
September 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859772/no-247-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-obstetric-procedures
#6
Julie van Schalkwyk, Nancy Van Eyk
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence and provide recommendations on antibiotic prophylaxis for obstetrical procedures. OUTCOMES: Outcomes evaluated include need and effectiveness of antibiotics to prevent infections in obstetrical procedures. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of Medline and The Cochrane Library on the topic of antibiotic prophylaxis in obstetrical procedures. Results were restricted to systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials/controlled clinical trials, and observational studies...
September 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859764/no-347-obstetric-management-at-borderline-viability
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Noor Niyar N Ladhani, Radha S Chari, Michael S Dunn, Griffith Jones, Prakesh Shah, Jon F R Barrett
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this guideline was to develop consensus statements to guide clinical practice and recommendations for obstetric management of a pregnancy at borderline viability, currently defined as prior to 25+6 weeks. INTENDED USERS: Clinicians involved in the obstetric management of women whose fetus is at the borderline of viability. TARGET POPULATION: Women presenting for possible birth at borderline viability. EVIDENCE: This document presents a summary of the literature and a general consensus on the management of pregnancies at borderline viability, including maternal transfer and consultation, administration of antenatal corticosteroids and magnesium sulfate, fetal heart rate monitoring, and considerations in mode of delivery...
September 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854902/factors-influencing-implementation-of-interventions-to-promote-birth-preparedness-and-complication-readiness
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Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Yadira Roggeveen, Jos van Roosmalen, Helen Smith
BACKGROUND: The recent WHO report on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health recommends birth preparedness and complications readiness interventions to increase the use of skilled care at birth and to increase timely use of facility care for obstetric and newborn complications. However, these interventions are complex and relate strongly to the context in which they are implemented. In this article we explore factors to consider when implementing these interventions...
August 31, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797296/intermittent-preventive-treatment-of-malaria-in-pregnancy-a-cross-sectional-survey-to-assess-uptake-of-the-new-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-five-dose-policy-in-ghana
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Ivy Owusu-Boateng, Francis Anto
BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy poses a great risk to both mother and fetus. In Ghana, malaria accounts for 3.4% of deaths and 16.8% of all hospital admissions in pregnant women. In 2014, Ghana updated her policy on intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) to reflect the updated policy of the WHO. This study determined the level of uptake of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine (SP) to serve as baseline for monitoring progress and also reviewed stock levels of SP, a key factor in the programme implementation...
August 10, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719896/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-preeclampsia-with-the-aid-of-the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-in-singleton-pregnancies
#10
Ignacio Herraiz, Elisa Llurba, Stefan Verlohren, Alberto Galindo
Preeclampsia (PE) is involved in a group of obstetrical conditions closely related by the presence of placental dysfunction (PD), which also includes intrauterine growth restriction and placental abruption. The timely and accurate recognition and management of PE are often challenging because diagnostic criteria are still based on nonspecific signs and symptoms and because common severity criteria correlate poorly with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. The discovery of the role of angiogenesis-related factors - soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) - in the underlying pathophysiology of PD has marked an important step for improving its early diagnosis and prognosis assessment before gestational week 34...
July 19, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719524/establishing-obstetric-anesthesiology-practice-guidelines-in-the-republic-of-armenia-a-global-health-collaboration
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Gordon Yuill, Ashot Amroyan, Simon Millar, Emil Vardapetyan, Ashraf S Habib, Medge D Owen
BACKGROUND: Disparity exists in anesthesia practices between high- and low-to-middle income countries, and awareness has been raised within the global health community to improve the standards of anesthesia care and patient safety. The establishment of international collaborations and appropriate practice guidelines may help address clinical care deficiencies. This report's aim was to assess the impact of a multiyear collaboration on obstetric anesthesia practices in the Republic of Armenia...
August 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682756/-can-the-rate-of-episiotomy-still-be-lowered-status-update-in-paca-region-south-of-france
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E Lesieur, J Blanc, A Loundou, M Dubuc, F Bretelle
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate professional practices relative to episiotomies in the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur (PACA) region by analysing their incidence in maternity hospitals, by type and by sector of activity. Following this, to analyse maternal and obstetric characteristics associated with episiotomies and the occurrence of perineal tears in Marseille's university hospitals (CHU). METHODS: Data were extracted from the database for the period from 1st January 2012 to 31 December 2014...
March 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681676/an-update-on-the-risk-factors-for-and-management-of-obstetric-haemorrhage
#13
Mercede Sebghati, Edwin Chandraharan
Obstetric haemorrhage is associated with increased risk of serious maternal morbidity and mortality. Postpartum haemorrhage is the commonest form of obstetric haemorrhage, and worldwide, a woman dies due to massive postpartum haemorrhage approximately every 4 min. In addition, many experience serious morbidity such as multi-organ failure, complications of multiple blood transfusions, peripartum hysterectomy and unintended damage to pelvic organs, loss of fertility and psychological sequelae, including posttraumatic stress disorders...
August 2017: Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661549/hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-review-of-current-knowledge-and-updated-recommendations-for-management
#14
Charlotte M Page, Brenna L Hughes, Eleanor H J Rhee, Jeffrey A Kuller
Importance: An estimated 1% to 2.5% of pregnant women in the United States are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), which carries approximately a 6% risk of mother-to-infant transmission. Objectives: The aims of this article are to review the current evidence on HCV in pregnancy and to provide updated recommendations for management. Evidence Acquisition: Original research articles, review articles, and guidelines on HCV in general and specifically in pregnancy were reviewed, as were drug safety profiles from the Food and Drug Administration...
June 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651296/early-discharge-hospital-at-home
#15
REVIEW
Daniela C Gonçalves-Bradley, Steve Iliffe, Helen A Doll, Joanna Broad, John Gladman, Peter Langhorne, Suzanne H Richards, Sasha Shepperd
BACKGROUND: Early discharge hospital at home is a service that provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital inpatient care. This is an update of a Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients with early discharge hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases to 9 January 2017: the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group (EPOC) register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, and EconLit...
June 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644334/clinical-updates-in-women-s-health-care-summary-gynecologic-and-obstetric-care-for-breast-cancer-survivors-primary-and-preventive-care-review
#16
Jennifer Griffin Miller
Breast cancer treatment has an impact on the physical, psychologic, sexual, and reproductive aspects of women's lives. Therefore, it is important for obstetrician-gynecologists to be well versed in the screening, diagnosis, and management of breast cancer. This monograph is an overview of critical issues related to the provision of ongoing care to breast cancer survivors.
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640083/clinical-significance-of-plasma-d-dimer-in-ovarian-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Jiacong Wu, Ziyi Fu, Guangquan Liu, Pengfei Xu, Juan Xu, Xuemei Jia
BACKGROUND: D-dimer has been widely used for the diagnosis and prognosis of ovarian cancer, but there is still controversy on its prediction value of ovarian cancer. OBJECTIVES: To explore the clinical significance of plasma D-dimer level on ovarian cancer systematically. METHODS: Using PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science libraries, all the relevant studies for the diagnostic and prognostic value of plasma D-dimer for ovarian cancer and the relationship between elevated D-dimer level and venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk of ovarian cancer were searched till May 30, 2016...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630084/maternal-lifestyle-and-nutritional-status-in-relation-to-pregnancy-and-infant-health-outcomes-in-western-china-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Li Tang, Xiong-Fei Pan, Andy H Lee, Colin W Binns, Chun-Xia Yang, Xin Sun
INTRODUCTION: Improving the health and nutrition of women and children is a priority for Western China, where the economy is less developed. Due to the dynamic nature of lifestyle, modern food habits and nutrition, there is a need to update our limited knowledge and understanding of maternal lifestyle and nutritional status and their impact on pregnancy and infant health outcomes. While breast milk is the preferred feeding option, infant formula use is widespread in China. It is thus necessary to examine the effects of formula consumption on growth and morbidity...
June 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613398/fetal-and-umbilical-doppler-ultrasound-in-high-risk-pregnancies
#19
REVIEW
Zarko Alfirevic, Tamara Stampalija, Therese Dowswell
BACKGROUND: Abnormal blood flow patterns in fetal circulation detected by Doppler ultrasound may indicate poor fetal prognosis. It is also possible that false positive Doppler ultrasound findings could lead to adverse outcomes from unnecessary interventions, including preterm delivery. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of Doppler ultrasound used to assess fetal well-being in high-risk pregnancies on obstetric care and fetal outcomes...
June 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586127/cervical-stitch-cerclage-for-preventing-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancy
#20
REVIEW
Zarko Alfirevic, Tamara Stampalija, Nancy Medley
BACKGROUND: Cervical cerclage is a well-known surgical procedure carried out during pregnancy. It involves positioning of a suture (stitch) around the neck of the womb (cervix), aiming to give mechanical support to the cervix and thereby reduce risk of preterm birth. The effectiveness and safety of this procedure remains controversial. This is an update of a review last published in 2012. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the use of cervical stitch in singleton pregnancy at high risk of pregnancy loss based on woman's history and/or ultrasound finding of 'short cervix' and/or physical exam improves subsequent obstetric care and fetal outcome...
June 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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