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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406484/induction-of-labor-by-foley-catheter-compared-with-spontaneous-onset-of-labor-after-previous-cesarean-section-a-cohort-study
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H Kruit, H Wilkman, A Tekay, L Rahkonen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of induction of labor (IOL) with Foley catheter (FC) in women with a history of previous cesarean section (CS) and to assess risk factors for repeat CS and adverse maternal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study of 1559 women with a history of previous CS in Helsinki University Hospital, Finland between 2013 and 2014. RESULTS: Three hundred and sixty-one women (23.2%) underwent IOL by FC and 1198 (76.8%) had spontaneous onset of labor...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399531/intrapartum-ultrasound-to-differentiate-flexion-and-deflexion-in-occipitoposterior-rotation
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Federica Bellussi, Tullio Ghi, Aly Youssef, Ilaria Cataneo, Ginevra Salsi, Giuliana Simonazzi, Gianluigi Pilu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of intrapartum ultrasound to differentiate occipitoposterior (OP) rotation with normal flexion of the head from deflexion, to compare the accuracy of ultrasound with the digital examination, and to assess the outcome of labor according to the type of presentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with abnormal labor because of either prolongation and/or abnormal cardiotocography and OP rotation who underwent intrapartum sonography...
April 12, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372476/the-introduction-of-umbilical-cord-lactate-measurement-and-associated-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-south-african-tertiary-hospital-labor-ward
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E R Allanson, R C Pattinson, E A Nathan, J E Dickinson
PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of umbilical artery (UA) lactate measurements in a South African hospital for assessing intrapartum care and predicting neonatal outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 3 March-12 November 2014, we conducted a prospective cohort study of UA lactate levels at Kalafong Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa. Following birth, a UA blood sample (<0.5uL) was taken from a double-clamped segment of cord and the lactate measured. Maternal and neonatal characteristics and outcomes were recorded...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367139/antibiotic-prevention-for-maternal-group-b-streptococcal-colonization-on-neonatal-gbs-related-adverse-outcomes-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shunming Li, Jingya Huang, Zhiyao Chen, Dan Guo, Zhenjiang Yao, Xiaohua Ye
Maternal colonization with group B Streptococcus (GBS) during pregnancy increases the risk of neonatal infection by vertical transmission. However, it remains unclear whether treating all colonized women during labor exposes a large number of their neonates to possible adverse effects without benefit. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the effect of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis on neonatal adverse outcomes. We identified studies by searching several English and Chinese electronic databases and reviewing relevant articles...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350703/rf-safety-analysis-of-a-novel-ultra-wideband-fetal-monitoring-system
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Jerrold T Bushberg, J Paul Tupin
The LifeWave Ultra-Wideband RF sensor (LWUWBS) is a monitoring solution for a variety of physiologic assessment applications, including maternal fetal monitoring in both the antepartum and intrapartum periods. The system uses extremely low power radio frequency (RF) ultra-wide band (UWB) signals to provide continuous fetal heart rate and contractions monitoring during labor and delivery. Even with the incorporation of three very conservative assumptions, (1) concentration of the RF energy in 1 cm, (2) minimal (2...
May 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303340/the-influence-of-the-systematic-birth-preparation-program-on-childbirth-satisfaction
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Aysu Akca, Aytul Corbacioglu Esmer, Eser Sefik Ozyurek, Arife Aydin, Nazli Korkmaz, Husnu Gorgen, Ozgur Akbayir
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to assess the influence of a systematic multidisciplinary birth preparation program on satisfaction with childbirth experience. A secondary aim was to detect factors that affect the childbirth satisfaction. METHODS: In this prospective study, 77 pregnant women who completed the 4-month birth preparation program (Group 1) and 75 women in the control group (Group 2) were asked to fill out two questionnaires with face-to-face interviews within 48 h after labor...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277391/the-effects-of-intrapartum-supportive-care-on-fear-of-delivery-and-labor-outcomes-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gözde Gökçe İsbir, Pinar Serçekuş
BACKGROUND: Supportive care during labor, the primary role of intrapartum nurses and midwives, provides comfort to prepartum women and helps facilitate a positive labor experience. It has been argued that supportive care during labor reduces fear and anxiety as well as the resultant side effects. However, evidence supporting this argument is insufficient. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of intrapartum supportive care on fear of delivery and on the key parameters of the labor process...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222431/the-routine-use-of-intrapartum-ultrasound-in-clinical-decision-making-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-does-it-have-any-impact-on-delivery-outcomes
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Oren Barak, Roni Levy, Orna Flidel, Svetlana Zaks, Moshe Gillor, Zion Hagay, Edi Vaisbuch
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to assess whether the use of intrapartum transperineal ultrasound (US) can reduce the rate of failed vacuum extraction (VE). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including all women delivering at term with the diagnosis of protracted second stage of labor. The mode of delivery and rate of failed VE were compared between women who underwent a US examination prior to the decision on obstetrical interventions ("+US" group) and those in whom clinical decisions were based upon digital assessment only ("no-US" group)...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216060/incidence-of-fever-in-labor-and-risk-of-neonatal-sepsis
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Craig V Towers, Angela Yates, Nikki Zite, Casey Smith, Lindsey Chernicky, Bobby Howard
BACKGROUND: The current recommendation regarding the management of a term newborn delivered of a mother with an intrapartum fever or a diagnosis of clinical chorioamnionitis is that the neonate should have baseline laboratory work drawn along with blood cultures and be universally treated with antibiotics until culture results return. These guidelines report that the rate of intrapartum fever is about 3%; however, a few large studies suggest that the rate is higher at about 7%. OBJECTIVE: We sought to prospectively evaluate the rate of fever during labor in a large number of deliveries and determine the rate of early-onset neonatal sepsis in newborns delivered from mothers with an intrapartum fever compared with newborns delivered from mothers without intrapartum fever...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164285/antepartum-or-intrapartum-deinfibulation-for-childbirth-in-women-with-type-iii-female-genital-mutilation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ekpereonne Esu, Atim Udo, Babasola O Okusanya, David Agamse, Martin M Meremikwu
BACKGROUND: There remains no consensus on the best timing of deinfibulation in women with type III female genital mutilation (FGM). OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of the effects of antepartum or intrapartum deinfibulation on childbirth outcomes in women with type III FGM. SEARCH STRATEGY: The following major databases were searched: Cochrane Central Register for Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, and ClinicalTrials...
February 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121831/committee-opinion-no-687-approaches-to-limit-intervention-during-labor-and-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Obstetrician-gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction. Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. For women who are in latent labor and are not admitted, a process of shared decision making is recommended. Admission during the latent phase of labor may be necessary for a variety of reasons...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121830/committee-opinion-no-687-summary-approaches-to-limit-intervention-during-labor-and-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Obstetrician-gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction. Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. For women who are in latent labor and are not admitted, a process of shared decision making is recommended. Admission during the latent phase of labor may be necessary for a variety of reasons...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072678/pain-anxiety-and-fatigue-during-labor-a-prospective-repeated-measures-study
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Ya-Ling Tzeng, Ya-Ling Yang, Pi-Chao Kuo, Ya-Chuan Lin, Shu-Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: Pain, anxiety, and fatigue are known to significantly influence labor; however, the interacting relationships among the three symptoms have not been empirically shown. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the interrelationships among intrapartum pain, anxiety, and fatigue relative to the mode of delivery, with or without epidural analgesia (EDA). METHODS: A prospective, repeated measures design was adopted, and women with uncomplicated pregnancies at term (N = 186) were enrolled...
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056853/maternal-asian-ethnicity-and-obstetric-intrapartum-intervention-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Maya Reddy, Euan M Wallace, Joanne C Mockler, Lynne Stewart, Michelle Knight, Ryan Hodges, Sasha Skinner, Miranda Davies-Tuck
BACKGROUND: Maternal ethnicity is a recognized risk factor for stillbirth, such that South Asian women have higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts. However, whether maternal ethnicity is a risk factor for intrapartum outcomes is less clear. The aim of this study is to explore associations between maternal country of birth, operative vaginal delivery and emergency cesarean section, and to identify possible mechanisms underlying any such associations. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of singleton term births among South Asian, South East/East Asian and Australian/New Zealand born women at an Australian tertiary hospital in 2009-2013...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926647/central-fetal-monitoring-with-and-without-computer-analysis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Inês Nunes, Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Austin Ugwumadu, Pina Amin, Philip Banfield, Antony Nicoll, Simon Cunningham, Paulo Sousa, Cristina Costa-Santos, João Bernardes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether intrapartum fetal monitoring with computer analysis and real-time alerts decreases the rate of newborn metabolic acidosis or obstetric intervention when compared with visual analysis. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial carried out in five hospitals in the United Kingdom evaluated women with singleton, vertex fetuses of 36 weeks of gestation or greater during labor. Continuous central fetal monitoring by computer analysis and online alerts (experimental arm) was compared with visual analysis (control arm)...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886948/variation-in-hospital-intrapartum-practices-and-association-with-cesarean-rate
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Lisbet S Lundsberg, Jessica L Illuzzi, Aileen M Gariepy, Sangini S Sheth, Christian M Pettker, Henry C Lee, Heather S Lipkind, Xiao Xu
OBJECTIVE: To examine hospital variation in intrapartum care and its relationship with cesarean rates. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Connecticut and Massachusetts hospitals providing obstetric services. PARTICIPANTS: Nurse managers or other clinical staff knowledgeable about intrapartum care. METHODS: We assessed labor and delivery unit capacity and staffing, fetal monitoring, labor management, intrapartum interventions, newborn care, quality assurance, and performance review practices...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577266/measuring-progress-in-maternal-and-newborn-health-care-in-mexico-validating-indicators-of-health-system-contact-and-quality-of-care
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Ann K Blanc, Claudia Diaz, Katharine J McCarthy, Karla Berdichevsky
BACKGROUND: The majority of births in Mexico take place in a health facility and are attended by a skilled birth attendant, yet maternal mortality has not declined to anticipated levels. Coverage estimates of skilled attendance and other maternal and newborn interventions often rely on women's self-report through a population-based survey, the accuracy of which is not well established. METHODS: We used a facility-based design to validate women's report of skilled birth attendance, as well as other key elements of maternal, newborn intrapartum, and immediate postnatal care...
August 30, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566218/interobserver-agreement-in-ctg-interpretation-using-the-2015-figo-guidelines-for-intrapartum-fetal-monitoring
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Mariana Rei, Sara Tavares, Pedro Pinto, Ana P Machado, Sofia Monteiro, Antónia Costa, Cristina Costa-Santos, João Bernardes, Diogo Ayres-De-Campos
BACKGROUND: Visual analysis of cardiotocographic (CTG) tracings has been shown to be prone to poor intra- and interobserver agreement when several interpretation guidelines are used, and this may have an important impact on the technology's performance. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate agreement in CTG interpretation using the new 2015 FIGO guidelines on intrapartum fetal monitoring. STUDY DESIGN: A pre-existing database of intrapartum CTG tracings was used to sequentially select 151 cases acquired with a fetal electrode, with duration exceeding 60minutes, and signal loss less than 15%...
October 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542350/inadequate-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-and-poor-use-of-partogram-associated-with-intrapartum-stillbirth-a-case-referent-study-in-nepal
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Ashish Kc, Johan Wrammert, Robert B Clark, Uwe Ewald, Mats Målqvist
BACKGROUND: Newborns are at the greatest risk for dying during the intrapartum period, including labor and delivery, and the first day of life. Fetal heart rate monitoring (FHRM) and partogram use to track labor progress are evidence-based techniques that can help to identify maternal and fetal risk factors so that these can be addressed early. The objective of this study was to assess health worker adherence to protocols for FHRM and partogram use during the intrapartum period, and to assess the association between adherence and intrapartum stillbirth in a tertiary hospital of Nepal...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418223/evaluation-of-selected-ultrasonography-parameters-in-the-second-stage-of-labor-in-prediction-mode-of-delivery
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Magdalena Ciaciura-Jarno, Wojciech Cnota, Dominik Wójtowicz, Anna Niesłuchowska-Hoxha, Aleksandra Ruci, Rafał Kierach, Aleksandra Stępień, Agnieszka Nowak, Patrycja Sodowska
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to determine the usefulness of ultrasound parameters in the second stage of labor in prediction of the method of delivery and to evaluate the benefits to be derived from this study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ultrasound scan was performed with Convex transabdominal probe on 68 pregnant women in labor at term with fetuses in cephalic presentation at the beginning of the second stage of labor and parameters such as angle of progression, head progression distance, head-symphysis distance and head-perineum distance were measured...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
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