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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781088/delivery-and-its-complications-among-women-of-somali-kurdish-and-russian-origin-and-women-in-the-general-population-in-finland
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Kalpana Bastola, Päivikki Koponen, Tommi Härkänen, Riitta Luoto, Mika Gissler, Tarja I Kinnunen
INTRODUCTION: Limited information is available on delivery and its complications among migrant women in Finland. We compared mode of delivery, delivery complications, and use of pain medication during delivery between migrant women of Somali, Kurdish, and Russian origin and women in the general population in Finland. METHODS: The women were of Russian (n = 318), Somali (n = 583), and Kurdish (n = 373) origin and 243 women from the general population (reference group) who had given birth in Finland between 2004 and 2014...
May 20, 2018: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779516/high-risk-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Nola Holness
Any unexpected or unanticipated medical or obstetric condition associated with a pregnancy with an actual or potential hazard to the health or well-being of the mother or fetus is considered a high-risk pregnancy. There is no exact definition of risk in pregnancy, as risk may be perceived in different ways by the woman and her health care provider. Women with complicated pregnancies may require lifestyle changes, medication regimens, technical support, and even hospitalization. Nurses can foster an environment of security and trust during preconception, antenatal, intrapartal, and postnatal care to enhance the health and well-being of mother and fetus...
June 2018: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775476/maternal-asthma-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-perinatal-mortality
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Mari Kemppainen, Anna-Maria Lahesmaa-Korpinen, Paula Kauppi, Martti Virtanen, Suvi M Virtanen, Riitta Karikoski, Mika Gissler, Turkka Kirjavainen
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease during pregnancy and it may have influence on pregnancy outcome. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to assess the association between maternal asthma and the perinatal risks as well as possible effects of asthma medication. METHODS: The study was based on a nationwide Finnish register-based cohort between the years 1996 and 2012 in the Drug and Pregnancy Database. The register data comprised 962 405 singleton live and stillbirths, 898 333 (93...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770432/automated-mandatory-bolus-versus-basal-infusion-for-maintenance-of-epidural-analgesia-in-labour
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REVIEW
Ban Leong Sng, Yanzhi Zeng, Nurun Nisa A de Souza, Wan Ling Leong, Ting Ting Oh, Fahad Javaid Siddiqui, Pryseley N Assam, Nian-Lin R Han, Edwin Sy Chan, Alex T Sia
BACKGROUND: Childbirth may cause the most severe pain some women experience in their lifetime. Epidural analgesia is an effective form of pain relief during labour and is considered to be the reference standard. Traditionally epidural analgesia has been delivered as a continuous infusion via a catheter in the epidural space, with or without the ability for the patient to supplement the analgesia received by activating a programmable pump to deliver additional top-up doses, known as patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA)...
May 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769490/comparison-of-outcome-of-eclamptic-patient-following-vaginal-delivery-versus-caeserian-delivery-by-spinal-anaesthesia
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M A Hossain, R K Karmoker, M S Rahman, H O Rashid, S H Khan, M A Rahman
Eclampsia is a common problem in pregnancy in Bangladesh. It is a severe form of preeclampsia which affects 5 to 7% of pregnancies is a significant cause of maternal & neonatal morbidity & mortality. Pre-eclampsia when complicated with generalized tonic-clonic convulsions and/or coma is called eclampsia. The term eclampsia is derived from a Greek word, meaning "like a flash of lightening". It may occur quite abruptly, without any warning manifestations. Eclampsia is a major cause of maternal mortality & morbidity as well as foetal loss worldwide, particularly in the third world...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768662/immersion-in-water-during-labour-and-birth
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REVIEW
Elizabeth R Cluett, Ethel Burns, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around neonatal water inhalation, increased requirement for admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), maternal and/or neonatal infection, and obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). This is an update of a review last published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of water immersion during labour and/or birth (first, second and third stage of labour) on women and their infants...
May 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766152/undesired-effect-of-excessive-betamethasone-administration-during-pregnancy-a-rare-case
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Alireza Mirzaei, Solmaz Piri, Kaveh Gharanizadeh, Mozhdeh Zabihiyeganeh
Background: Postpartum bilateral femoral neck fracture (BFNF) is a rare condition. We here report a case of BFNF due to excessive corticosteroid consumption, twin pregnancy, immobility, and vitamin D deficiency. Case: This is a report of a 32-yr-old woman with bilateral femoral insufficiency fracture five days after emergency cesarean section due to preterm labor, twin pregnancy, and the history of a previous cesarean section at 33 wk. Antenatal repeated courses of betamethasone injections for fetal lung maturity, daily oral use of prednisolone for the history of miscarriage, immobilization, and vitamin D deficiency were the important contributing factors in her past medical history and lab investigations...
March 2018: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762798/a-prenatal-standardized-patient-experience-for-medical-students-on-their-family-medicine-clerkship
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Sarah E Stumbar, Suzanne Minor, Marquita Samuels
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Students on their family medicine clerkship at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine get little clinical exposure to obstetric care, which is not commonly provided by family physicians in urban settings. To address this, we added to our clerkship didactic curriculum a 2-hour session involving a standardized patient (SP). The SP is collectively interviewed by the student group during four simulated prenatal visits, each of which present a different complication of pregnancy...
May 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760931/blood-factory-which-stem-cells
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Maria Teresa Esposito
Blood transfusions are often essential for treatment of severe anaemia and pregnancy complications. The unavailability of blood is a medical concern, especially in developing countries. New sources of red blood cells (RBC) are under investigation. Several studies have attempted to produce functional RBC from CD34+ haematopoietic stem cells (HSC) isolated from peripheral blood and umbilical cord blood, from embryonic stem cells (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). A recent article published in Nature Communications describes a novel model for generating RBC from a stable erythroid cell line obtained from bone marrow CD34+ haematopoietic stem cells (HSC)...
2018: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758487/maternal-allergy-as-an-isolated-risk-factor-for-early-onset-preeclampsia-an-epidemiological-study
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Anne Kvie Sande, Erik Andreas Torkildsen, Ragnar Kvie Sande, Nils-Halvdan Morken
Immunological mechanisms underlying the development of preeclampsia are well known, but no association to allergy has yet been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between maternal pre-gestational allergy, and early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia, respectively. It was a retrospective cohort study including all women giving birth in the Norwegian cities of Stavanger (1996-2014) and Bergen (2009-2014). Pre-gestational asthma, allergy, other known risk factors for preeclampsia, maternal age and parity were obtained from the electronic medical record system...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757070/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-diabetes-diagnosis-and-glycemic-control-among-women-of-reproductive-age
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Laura E Britton, Jon M Hussey, Jamie L Crandell, Diane C Berry, Jada L Brooks, Amy G Bryant
BACKGROUND: Types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus complicate pregnancies and threaten the health of women of reproductive age and their children. Among older adults, diabetes morbidity disproportionately burdens racial/ethnic minorities, but diabetes emergence among younger adults has not been as well characterized. The objective of this study was to describe the distribution of diagnosed diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes, suboptimal preconception glycemic control, and prediabetes among women of reproductive age across racial/ethnic backgrounds...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755034/association-between-gestational-hypertension-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-among-617-589-norwegian-women
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Hilde Kristin Refvik Riise, Gerhard Sulo, Grethe S Tell, Jannicke Igland, Ottar Nygård, Ann-Charlotte Iversen, Anne Kjersti Daltveit
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia and gestational hypertension (GH) are the most common hypertensive pregnancy disorders. Preeclampsia has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but a similar association for GH has not been established. We aimed to determine the association between GH and subsequent CVD, and explore the additional role of small-for-gestational-age infants, preterm delivery, and parity. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway were linked to the Cardiovascular Disease in Norway project and the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry...
May 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754643/pregnancy-in-patients-with-cushing-s-syndrome
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REVIEW
Marcio Carlos Machado, Maria Candida Barisson Vilares Fragoso, Marcello Delano Bronstein
Progress in diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases has made pregnancy possible for women with endocrinopathies, including Cushing's syndrome (CS). The risk of maternal-fetal complications in patients who are not biochemically controlled, however, is substantial. Therefore, the surgical and/or medical control of hypercortisolism is mandatory prior to conceiving. A diagnosis of de novo CS during gestation is difficult due to changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis during pregnancy, which may lead to some clinical features suggestive of CS along with abnormal laboratory tests...
June 2018: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751791/a-cohort-of-women-with-ectopic-pregnancy-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-management-in-a-rural-hospital-in-a-low-income-country
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R Mooij, G C Mgalega, I H Mwampagatwa, J van Dillen, J Stekelenburg
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a serious complication of early pregnancy. In low-income countries diagnosis of EP is difficult and it is a major contributor to maternal mortality. We aimed to assess and improve the diagnostic process of women with EP. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective medical records study of all women with confirmed EP in Ndala Hospital from 2010 to 2012. We used data on demographics, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, surgical findings, treatment and post-operative status...
May 11, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750955/the-comparing-options-for-management-patient-centered-results-for-uterine-fibroids-compare-uf-registry-rationale-and-design
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Elizabeth A Stewart, Barbara L Lytle, Laine Thomas, Ganesa R Wegienka, Vanessa Jacoby, Michael P Diamond, Wanda K Nicholson, Raymond M Anchan, Sateria Venable, Kedra Wallace, Erica E Marsh, George L Maxwell, Bijan J Borah, William H Catherino, Evan R Myers
OBJECTIVE: To design and establish a uterine fibroid (UF) registry based in the United States (US) to provide comparative effectiveness data regarding UF treatment. STUDY DESIGN: We report here the design and initial recruitment for the Comparing Options for Management: Patient-centered Results for Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF) registry (Clinicaltrials.gov, NCT02260752), funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the-Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747909/physical-activity-and-risk-of-preterm-birth-in-a-cohort-of-african-american-women
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Jennifer K Straughen, Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Michael Bazydlo, Laura Helmkamp, Dawn P Misra
BACKGROUND: Few studies have identified modifiable risk factors that are associated with the prevention of preterm delivery (PTD). This study examined the relationship between PTD and physical activity during pregnancy. METHODS: Data were obtained by medical record review and postpartum questionnaires from a cohort of African American women (N = 1,410) delivering singleton infants. Physical activity was self-reported and analyses compared any and none. Additional analyses classified leisure time physical activity (LTPA) and walking for a purpose as 0, 1 to 19, 20 to 39, and 40 min/d or more and stair climbing as 0, 1 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 or more times per day...
May 7, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747726/opioid-use-disorders-and-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Amanda J Johnson, Cresta W Jones
Opioid use disorder presents an increased risk of complications in pregnancy, particularly when untreated. To optimize outcomes, medication-assisted treatment using methadone or buprenorphine as a part of a comprehensive care model is recommended. Neonatal abstinence syndrome and poor fetal growth remain significant complications of this disorder despite maternal treatment.
June 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747267/-application-of-uterine-lower-part-breakwater-like-suture-operation-in-placenta-previa
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Y Zhao, J W Zhu, D Wu, Q H Wang, S S Lu, X X Liu, L Zou
Objective: To explore the efficacy and safety of uterine lower posterior wall breakwater-like suture technique in controlling the intraoperative bleeding of placenta previa. Methods: From June 2016 to June 2017, 47 patients were diagnosed placenta previa in Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Posterior wall breakwater-like suture technique was used preferentially, as for cases with poor myometrium layer, lower anterior wall stitch suture was used at the same time...
April 25, 2018: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746453/access-to-syringe-services-programs-kentucky-north-carolina-and-west-virginia-2013-2017
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Danae Bixler, Greg Corby-Lee, Scott Proescholdbell, Tina Ramirez, Michael E Kilkenny, Matt LaRocco, Robert Childs, Michael R Brumage, Angela D Settle, Eyasu H Teshale, Alice Asher
The Appalachian region of the United States is experiencing a large increase in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections related to injection drug use (IDU) (1). Syringe services programs (SSPs) providing sufficient access to safe injection equipment can reduce hepatitis C transmission by 56%; combined SSPs and medication-assisted treatment can reduce transmission by 74% (2). However, access to SSPs has been limited in the United States, especially in rural areas and southern and midwestern states (3). This report describes the expansion of SSPs in Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia during 2013-August 1, 2017...
May 11, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744129/contributing-factors-of-pregnant-women-s-beliefs-towards-mode-of-delivery-a-cross-sectional-study-from-iran
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Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh, Marzieh Araban, Akbar Hassanzadeh, Khadije Makhouli
Background: Delivery is a critical event in every woman's life. Under some medical conditions, women sometimes undergo a cesarean section to save the life of themselves and their infant. Understanding the factors associated with choosing the type of delivery leads to more effective health interventions and the promotion of maternal and newborn health. The aim of this study is to determine contributing factors in pregnant women's beliefs toward the mode of delivery in a sample of women referring to Hojatieh Hospital in Isfahan, Iran...
2018: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
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