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E Christine Brousseau, Valery Danilack, Fei Cai, Kristen Matteson
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of women diagnosed with postpartum hypertension in an emergency department (ED) to better inform postpartum care. METHODS: Women with an ED diagnosis of hypertension were compared to women with all other ED diagnoses. RESULTS: Among 252 postpartum women who presented for ED care, 52 were given a diagnosis of hypertension. Women with hypertension had some recognizable risk factors and presented on average within one week of delivery...
May 19, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521785/expect-with-me-development-and-evaluation-design-for-an-innovative-model-of-group-prenatal-care-to-improve-perinatal-outcomes
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Shayna D Cunningham, Jessica B Lewis, Jordan L Thomas, Stephanie A Grilo, Jeannette R Ickovics
BACKGROUND: Despite biomedical advances and intervention efforts, rates of preterm birth and other adverse outcomes in the United States have remained relatively intransigent. Evidence suggests that group prenatal care can reduce these risks, with implications for maternal and child health as well as substantial cost savings. However, widespread dissemination presents challenges, in part because training and health systems have not been designed to deliver care in a group setting. This manuscript describes the design and evaluation of Expect With Me, an innovative model of group prenatal care with a strong integrated information technology (IT) platform designed to be scalable nationally...
May 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520771/quality-of-maternity-care-and-its-determinants-along-the-continuum-in-kenya-a-structural-equation-modeling-analysis
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Patrick Opiyo Owili, Miriam Adoyo Muga, Bomar Rojas Mendez, Bradley Chen
BACKGROUND: Improving access to delivery services does not guarantee access to quality obstetric care and better survival, and therefore, concerns for quality of maternal and newborn care in low- and middle-income countries have been raised. Our study explored characteristics associated with the quality of initial assessment, intrapartum, and immediate postpartum and newborn care, and further assessed the relationships along the continuum of care. METHODS: The 2010 Service Provision Assessment data of Kenya for 627 routine deliveries of women aged 15-49 were used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514959/prevention-of-postpartum-haemorrhage-by-community-based-auxiliary-midwives-in-hard-to-reach-areas-of-myanmar-a-qualitative-inquiry-into-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-task-shifting
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Kyu Kyu Than, Yasmin Mohamed, Victoria Oliver, Theingi Myint, Thazin La, James G Beeson, Stanley Luchters
BACKGROUND: In Myanmar, postpartum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality and contributes to around 30% of all maternal deaths. The World Health Organization recommends training and supporting auxiliary midwives to administer oral misoprostol for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in resource-limited settings. However, use of misoprostol by auxiliary midwives has not formally been approved in Myanmar. Our study aimed to explore community and provider perspectives on the roles of auxiliary midwives and community-level provision of oral misoprostol by auxiliary midwives...
May 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512918/postpartum-contraceptive-choices-among-women-attending-a-well-baby-clinic-in-ghana
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Emmanuel S K Morhe, Frank Ankobea, Gerald O Asubonteng, Baafuor Opoku, Cornelius A Turpin, Vanessa K Dalton
OBJECTIVE: To assess postpartum contraceptive choices among women attending a well-baby clinic in Ghana. METHODS: From April 1 to May 31, 2011, a descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted among women who attended the well-baby clinic of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, at 6-24 months after delivery. Participants were consecutively recruited and interviewed using semi-structured questionnaires. Data were collected on demographics, exposure to family planning counseling, message content, and postpartum contraceptive choices...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506946/maternal-mortality-due-to-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-childbirth-and-the-puerperium-between-2012-and-2015-in-turkey-a-nation-based-study
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Bekir Keskinkılıç, Yaprak Engin-Üstün, Sema Sanisoğlu, Dilek Şahin Uygur, Hüseyin Levent Keskin, Selma Karaahmetoğlu, Ayşe Özcan, Meral Esen, Afra Alkan, Aysun Kabasakal, İrfan Şencan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze maternal deaths in Turkey due to hypertensive disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study 812 maternal deaths were analyzed. Maternal demographic features, presence of antenatal care, medical and obstetric history, mode of delivery, and use emergency antihypertensive therapy were recorded. The delay model for each case was investigated. RESULTS: Hypertensive disorders accounted for 15.5% (n=126) out of all maternal mortality...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506815/postpartum-diabetes-testing-rates-after-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-canadian-women-a-population-based-study
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Sonia Butalia, Lois Donovan, Anamaria Savu, Jeffrey Johnson, Alun Edwards, Padma Kaul
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the rate and type of postpartum glycemic testing in women with impaired glucose tolerance of pregnancy (IGTp) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). We examined whether the likelihood of testing was modulated by patients' characteristics and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: Our population-level cohort study included data from 132,905 pregnancies between October 1, 2008, and December 31, 2011, in Alberta, Canada. Laboratory data within 270 days before and 1 year after delivery were used to identify pregnancies involving IGTp/GDM and postpartum glycemic testing, respectively...
May 12, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506679/a-scoping-review-of-the-mental-health-of-parents-of-infants-in-the-nicu
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Ariane Thaise Frello Roque, Gerri C Lasiuk, Vera Radünz, Kathleen Hegadoren
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize and summarize evidence regarding the mental health of parents of infants in the NICU. DATA SOURCES: Thirteen electronic databases were searched in October 2014 using the following terms individually and in combination: postpartum woman, mother, NICU, preterm birth, depression, anxiety, acute stress disorder (ASD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and parental stress. STUDY SELECTION: We examined the published research regarding the experiences of parents who have infants admitted to the NICU, the mental health problems that parents may develop, the tools that have been used to identify such problems, and factors related to parental mental health...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505479/women-s-self-reported-experience-of-unplanned-caesarean-section-results-of-a-swedish-study
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Annika Karlström
BACKGROUND: women´s experience of emergency caesarean section is often described as less positive compared to a vaginal birth or a planned caesarean section. Midwifery care for women where deviations from a normal birth process are present is a challenge. The aim of study was to compare self-reported birth outcomes for women undergoing birth through spontaneous onset of labour between those who actually had a vaginal birth and those who eventually had an emergency caesarean section. DESIGN AND SETTING: the study was part of a prospective longitudinal cohort study of parents' experiences, attitudes, and beliefs related to childbirth...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502758/the-impact-of-postpartum-hemorrhage-on-hospital-length-of-stay-and-inpatient-mortality-a-national-inpatient-sample-nis-based-analysis
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Ariela L Marshall, Urshila Durani, Adam Bartley, Clinton E Hagen, Aneel Ashrani, Carl Rose, Ronald S Go, Rajiv K Pruthi
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, but the association between PPH and hospital length of stay (LOS) has not been rigorously investigated. OBJECTIVE: We explored the impact of PPH on hospital length of stay (LOS) and inpatient mortality, as these outcomes have both clinical and economic significance. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective analysis using data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database during the 2012-2013 time period...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499763/hydronephrosis-secondary-to-an-ectopic-decidual-reaction-in-the-urinary-bladder
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Martus Z Gn, Aatika Malik, Laura A Hart, Abir Mukherjee, Adam C Reese
A 28-year-old pregnant woman at 19 weeks gestation presented with dysuria as well as lower abdominal and left flank pain. Imaging revealed left-sided hydronephrosis and a mass invading the posterior bladder wall. Management included placement of a left nephrostomy tube and transurethral resection of ~25% of the mass. Microscopy showed an ectopic decidual reaction within the muscularis propria. The patient improved symptomatically and continued prenatal care. Complete resolution of her ureteral obstruction was demonstrated during the postpartum period...
May 9, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499376/benefits-of-preparing-for-childbirth-with-mindfulness-training-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-active-comparison
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Larissa G Duncan, Michael A Cohn, Maria T Chao, Joseph G Cook, Jane Riccobono, Nancy Bardacke
BACKGROUND: Childbirth fear is linked with lower labor pain tolerance and worse postpartum adjustment. Empirically validated childbirth preparation options are lacking for pregnant women facing this problem. Mindfulness approaches, now widely disseminated, can alleviate symptoms of both chronic and acute pain and improve psychological adjustment, suggesting potential benefit when applied to childbirth education. METHODS: This study, the Prenatal Education About Reducing Labor Stress (PEARLS) study, is a randomized controlled trial (RCT; n = 30) of a short, time-intensive, 2...
May 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498737/improved-postpartum-care-after-a-participatory-facilitation-intervention-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania-a-mixed-method-evaluation
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Eunice Pallangyo, Columba Mbekenga, Pia Olsson, Christine Rubertsson, Carina Källestål
BACKGROUND: In order to improve the health and survival of mothers/newborns, the quality and attendance rates of postpartum care (PPC) must be increased, particularly in low-resource settings. OBJECTIVE: To describe outcomes of a collegial facilitation intervention to improve PPC in government-owned health institutions in a low-resource suburb in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. METHODS: A before-and-after evaluation of an intervention and comparison group was conducted using mixed methods (focus group discussions, questionnaires, observations, interviews, and field-notes) at health institutions...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498192/patterns-of-attendance-at-mother-support-groups-in-zimbabwe-the-epaz-trial-2014-2016
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Joanna Orne-Gliemann, Hélène Font, Talent Maphosa, Abigail Kangwende, Simba Rusakaniko, Vhumani Magezi, Tonderai Sengai, Bridget Shumba, Pemberai Zambezi, Geoff Foster
BACKGROUND: In Southern Africa, groups of mothers living with HIV successfully provide peer psychosocial support during pregnancy and early childhood. We report patterns of attendance at Mother Support Groups (MSGs) sessions among women and mothers living with HIV in rural Zimbabwe. METHODS: In the Elimination of Pediatric AIDS cluster-randomized trial, MSGs were established in 14 health facilities in Mutare and Makoni districts. Patterns of attendance at MSG sessions were categorized by calendar attendance from delivery to 6-month postpartum using a Dynamic Time Warping clustering method...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498191/impact-of-facility-based-mother-support-groups-on-retention-in-care-and-pmtct-outcomes-in-rural-zimbabwe-the-epaz-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Geoff Foster, Joanna Orne-Gliemann, Hélène Font, Abigail Kangwende, Vhumani Magezi, Tonderai Sengai, Simba Rusakaniko, Bridget Shumba, Pemberai Zambezi, Talent Maphosa
BACKGROUND: Prevention of mother-to-child transmission elimination goals are hampered by low rates of retention in care. The Eliminating Paediatric AIDS in Zimbabwe project assessed whether mother support groups (MSGs) improve rates of retention in care of HIV-exposed infants and their HIV-positive mothers, and maternal and infant outcomes. METHODS: The study involved 27 rural clinics in eastern Zimbabwe. MSGs were established in 14 randomly selected clinics and met every 2 weeks coordinated by volunteer HIV-positive mothers...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498188/the-impact-of-structured-mentor-mother-programs-on-presentation-for-early-infant-diagnosis-testing-in-rural-north-central-nigeria-a-prospective-paired-cohort-study
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Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Habib O Ramadhani, Christopher Isah, Salome Erekaha, Chinenye Fan-Osuala, Udochisom Anaba, Ebunoluwa A Adejuyigbe, Manhattan Charurat
BACKGROUND: Early infant diagnosis (EID) by 2 months of age is an important prevention of mother-to-child cascade step that serves as an early postpartum indicator of program success. Uptake and timely presentation for infant HIV diagnosis are significant challenges in resource-limited settings. Few studies on maternal peer support (PS) have demonstrated impact on EID. The MoMent study evaluated the impact of structured PS on timely presentation for EID testing in rural North-Central Nigeria...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498187/the-impact-of-structured-mentor-mother-programs-on-6-month-postpartum-retention-and-viral-suppression-among-hiv-positive-women-in-rural-nigeria-a-prospective-paired-cohort-study
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Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Habib O Ramadhani, Christopher Isah, Udochisom Anaba, Salome Erekaha, Chinenye Fan-Osuala, Hadiza Galadanci, Manhattan Charurat
BACKGROUND: Peer support (PS) has reportedly improved Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) outcomes in high HIV-burden settings; however, evidence of impact on retention in care is limited. Retention in care implies consistent engagement and treatment adherence. The MoMent study evaluated the impact of structured vs unstructured PS on postpartum retention and viral load suppression among rural Nigerian women. METHODS: A total of 497 HIV-positive pregnant women were consecutively enrolled at 10 primary health care centers with structured mentor mother (MM) support, and at 10 pair-matched primary health care centers with routine, ad hoc PS...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498185/the-effect-of-a-continuous-quality-improvement-intervention-on-retention-in-care-at-6-months-postpartum-in-a-pmtct-program-in-northern-nigeria-results-of-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-study
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Bolanle Oyeledun, Abimbola Phillips, Frank Oronsaye, Oluwafemi David Alo, Nathan Shaffer, Bamidele Osibo, Collins Imarhiagbe, Francis Ogirima, Abiola Ajibola, Obioma Ezebuka, Bebia Ojong-Etta, Adaobi Obi, John Falade, Adunbi Kareem Uthman, Busuyi Famuyide, Deborah Odoh, Renaud Becquet
BACKGROUND: Retention in care is critical for improving HIV-infected maternal outcomes and reducing vertical transmission. Health systems' interventions such as continuous quality improvement (CQI) may support health services to address factors that affect the delivery of HIV-related care and thereby influence rates of retention-in-care. METHODOLOGY: We evaluated the effect of a CQI intervention on retention-in-care at 6 months postpartum of pregnant women and mothers living with HIV who had been started on lifelong antiretroviral treatment...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498181/impact-of-mother-infant-pair-clinics-and-short-text-messaging-service-sms-reminders-on-retention-of-hiv-infected-women-and-hiv-exposed-infants-in-emtct-care-in-malawi-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Victor Mwapasa, Jessica Joseph, Timothy Tchereni, Aurelie Jousset, Andrews Gunda
BACKGROUND: Poor retention of mothers and HIV-exposed infants (HEIs) in HIV care threatens efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV. Novel strategies are required to address this challenge. We compared 12-month maternal and HEI postpartum retention in health facilities implementing the following HIV care delivery models: integrated HIV and maternal, neonatal, and child health services [mother-infant pair (MIP) clinics], MIP clinics plus short-text messaging service (SMS) reminders to prevent default (MIP + SMS), and standard of care (SOC)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498180/beyond-option-b-understanding-antiretroviral-therapy-art-adherence-retention-in-care-and-engagement-in-art-services-among-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-initiating-therapy-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Landon Myer, Tamsin K Phillips
BACKGROUND: Several studies from sub-Saharan Africa have highlighted significant challenges in providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to pregnant and postpartum women, with specific concerns around maintaining optimal levels of adherence to ART and/or retaining women in long-term services. However, there are few conceptual frameworks to help understand nonadherence and nonretention, as well as the drivers of these, among HIV-infected women, particularly in the postpartum period. METHODS: This review provides an overview of the key issues involved in thinking about ART adherence, retention in care and engagement in ART services among pregnant and postpartum women...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
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