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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772053/delivery-outcome-after-trial-of-labor-in-nulliparous-women-over-40-years-of-age-a-population-based-study
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Victoria Ankarcrona, Daniel Altman, Anna-Karin Wikström, Bo Jacobsson, Sophia Brismar Wendel
INTRODUCTION: An increasing proportion of nulliparous women are over 40 years and labor is more often induced. The aim of this study was to assess delivery outcome in women over 40 years, accounting for the interaction between age and induction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Population-based study of 1 644 598 nulliparous women with live singleton cephalic term deliveries 1992 to 2011. Risks of intrapartum cesarean section, operative vaginal delivery, obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS), and 5-minutes Apgar score <7 were calculated in women ≥40 years with induced or spontaneous labor, and women <40 years with induced labor by unconditional logistic regression, and presented with crude and adjusted odds ratios (aOR) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CI)...
May 17, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768660/validation-of-a-computerized-algorithm-to-quantify-fetal-heart-rate-deceleration-area
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Erika Gyllencreutz, Ke Lu, Kaj Lindecrantz, Pelle G Lindqvist, Lennart Nordstrom, Malin Holzmann, Farhad Abtahi
INTRODUCTION: Reliability in visual cardiotocography interpretation is unsatisfying, which has led to development of computerized cardiotocography. Computerized analysis is well established for antenatal fetal surveillance, but has yet not performed sufficiently during labor. We aimed to investigate the capacity of a new computerized algorithm compared to visual assessment in identifying intrapartum fetal heart rate baseline and decelerations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three-hundred-and-twelve intrapartum cardiotocography tracings with variable decelerations were analysed by the computerized algorithm and visually examined by two observers, blinded to each other and the computer analysis...
May 16, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752923/video-compared-to-conversational-contraceptive-counseling-during-labor-and-maternity-hospitalization-in-colombia-a-randomized-trial
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Alyssa R Hersh, Luisa F Muñoz, Mónica Rincón, Carolina Alvarez, Jorge E Tolosa, Diva J Moreno, Martha Rubio, Juan C Vargas, Francisco Edna, Nelson Taborda, Maureen K Baldwin
OBJECTIVE: Assess if video-based contraceptive education could be an efficient adjunct to contraceptive counseling and attain the same contraceptive knowledge acquisition as conversation-based counseling. STUDY DESIGN: This was a multi-center randomized, controlled trial examining contraceptive counseling during labor and maternity hospitalization regarding the options of immediate postpartum contraception. At two urban public hospitals, we randomized participants to a structured conversation with a trained counselor or a 14-min video providing the same information...
May 9, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728142/intermittent-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-using-a-fetoscope-or-hand-held-doppler-in-rural-tanzania-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Paschal Francis Mdoe, Hege L Ersdal, Estomih R Mduma, Jeffrey M Perlman, Robert Moshiro, Peter T Wangwe, Hussein Kidanto
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality is a global challenge, with an estimated 1.3 million intrapartum stillbirths in 2015. The majority of these were found in low resource settings with limited options to intrapartum fetal heart monitoring devices. This trial compared frequency of abnormal fetal heart rate (FHR) detection and adverse perinatal outcomes (i.e. fresh stillbirths, 24-h neonatal deaths, admission to neonatal care unit) among women intermittently assessed by Doppler or fetoscope in a rural low-resource setting...
May 4, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724142/interobserver-agreement-in-analysis-of-cardiotocograms-recorded-during-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean
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M Caning, D L A Thisted, I Amer-Wählin, G H Laier, L Krebs
INTRODUCTION: To examine interobserver agreement in intrapartum cardiotocography (CTG) classification in women undergoing trial of labor after a cesarean section (TOLAC) at term with or without complete uterine rupture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen blinded and independent Danish obstetricians assessed CTG tracings from 47 women (174 individual pages) with a complete uterine rupture during TOLAC and 37 women (133 individual pages) with no uterine rupture during TOLAC...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625873/-lower-uterine-segment-trial-a-pragmatic-open-multicenter-randomized-trial
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P Rozenberg, P Deruelle, M-V Sénat, R Desbrière, N Winer, E Simon, Y Ville, G Kayem, I Boutron
BACKGROUND: The data from literature show that trial of labor and elective repeat cesarean delivery after a prior cesarean delivery both present significant risks and benefits, and these risks and benefits differ for the woman and her fetus. The benefits to the woman can be at the expense of her fetus and vice-versa. This uncertainty is compounded by the scarcity of high-level evidence that preclude accurate quantification of the risks and benefits that could help provide a fair counseling about a trial of labor and elective repeat cesarean delivery...
April 4, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617838/improving-immediate-newborn-care-practices-in-philippine-hospitals-impact-of-a-national-quality-of-care-initiative-2008-2015
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Maria Asuncion A Silvestre, Priya Mannava, Marie Ann Corsino, Donna S Capili, Anthony P Calibo, Cynthia Fernandez Tan, John C S Murray, Jacqueline Kitong, Howard L Sobel
Objective: To determine whether intrapartum and newborn care practices improved in 11 large hospitals between 2008 and 2015. Design: Secondary data analysis of observational assessments conducted in 11 hospitals in 2008 and 2015. Setting: Eleven large government hospitals from five regions in the Philippines. Participants: One hundred and seven randomly sampled postpartum mother-baby pairs in 2008 and 106 randomly sampled postpartum mothers prior to discharge from hospitals after delivery...
March 31, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566659/accelerating-newborn-survival-in-ghana-through-a-low-dose-high-frequency-health-worker-training-approach-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Patricia P Gomez, Allyson R Nelson, Amos Asiedu, Etta Addo, Dora Agbodza, Chantelle Allen, Martha Appiagyei, Cynthia Bannerman, Patience Darko, Julia Duodu, Fred Effah, Hannah Tappis
BACKGROUND: Newborn deaths comprise nearly half of under-5 deaths in Ghana, despite the fact that skilled birth attendants (SBAs) are present at 68% of births, which implies that evidence-based care during labor, birth and the immediate postnatal period may be deficient. We assessed the effect of a low-dose, high-frequency (LDHF) training approach on long-term evidence-based skill retention among SBAs and impact on adverse birth outcomes. METHODS: From 2014 to 2017, we conducted a cluster-randomized trial in 40 hospitals in Ghana...
March 22, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500186/monitoring-uterine-contractility-in-mice-using-a-transcervical-intrauterine-pressure-catheter
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Michael F Robuck, Christine M O'Brien, Kelsi M Knapp, Sheila D Shay, James D West, J M Newton, James C Slaughter, Bibhash C Paria, Jeff Reese, Jennifer L Herington
In mouse models used to study parturition or pre-clinical therapeutic testing, measurement of uterine contractions is limited to either ex vivo isometric tension or operative intrauterine pressure (IUP). The goal of this study was to: (1) develop a method for transcervical insertion of a pressure catheter to measure in vivo intrauterine contractile pressure during mouse pregnancy, (2) determine whether this method can be utilized numerous times in a single mouse pregnancy without affecting the timing of delivery or fetal outcome and (3) compare the in vivo contractile activity between mouse models of term and preterm labor (PTL)...
May 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454653/diagnostic-yield-of-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-the-diagnosis-of-intrapartum-maternal-rectovaginal-colonization-by-group-b-streptococcus-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Otto Henrique May Feuerschuette, Sheila Koettker Silveira, Ana Carolina Labor Cancelier, Rosemeri Maurici da Silva, Daisson José Trevisol, Jefferson Ricardo Pereira
Group B Streptococcus is the leading etiologic factor of neonatal sepsis. Intrapartum real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) may allow faster and more accurate detection of maternal colonization. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of RT-PCR when compared to the reference standard culture in selective broth media collected from rectovaginal tract from laboring women. We selected 15 studies that included 6368 women. Papers selection, data extraction, and quality assessment were carried out by two independent researchers...
February 2, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450884/is-sonographically-measured-cervical-length-at-37-weeks-of-gestation-associated-with-intrapartum-cesarean-section-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Bradley de Vries, Rajit Narayan, Kevin McGeechan, Stanley Santiagu, Ramesh Vairavan, Minke Burke, Hala Phipps, Jon Hyett
INTRODUCTION: Cesarean section rates continue to increase globally. Prediction of intrapartum cesarean section could lead to preventive measures. Our aim was to assess the association between sonographically measured cervical length at 37 weeks of gestation and cesarean section among women planning a vaginal birth. The population was women with a low-risk pregnancy or with gestational diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary referral hospital in Sydney, Australia...
June 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428850/exposure-to-routine-availability-of-immediate-postpartum-larc-effect-on-attitudes-and-practices-of-labor-and-delivery-and-postpartum-nurses
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Nerys Benfield, Felicia Hawkins, Laurie Ray, Andrea McGowan, Ketty Floyd, Dawn Africa, Myrta Barreto, Erika Levi
OBJECTIVES: Nurses play an integral role in intrapartum and postpartum patient education. This exploratory study aims to assess the attitudes, knowledge, and practices of labor and delivery and postpartum nurses regarding contraception and evaluate for changes in these measures 1 year after an institutional initiative allowing routine availability of immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). STUDY DESIGN: In 2014, Montefiore Medical Center began to routinely offer comprehensive immediate postpartum contraception...
February 8, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419926/neonatal-outcomes-in-the-birth-center-setting-a-systematic-review
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Julia C Phillippi, Kathleen Danhausen, Jill Alliman, R David Phillippi
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review investigates the effect of the birth center setting on neonatal mortality in economically developed countries to aid women and clinicians in decision making. METHODS: We searched the Google Scholar, CINAHL, and PubMed databases using key terms birth/birthing center or out of hospital with perinatal/neonatal outcomes. Ancestry searches identified additional studies, and an alert was set for new publications. We included primary source studies in English, published after 1980, conducted in a developed country, and researching planned birth in centers with guidelines similar to American Association of Birth Centers standards...
January 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408748/comparison-of-outcomes-between-induction-of-labor-and-spontaneous-labor-for-term-breech-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wen Sun, Fen Liu, Shiliang Liu, Sara-Michelle Gratton, Darine El-Chaar, Shi Wu Wen, Dunjin Chen
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have assessed the impact of induction of labor on breech presentation. This study aims to summarize the effect of induction of labor of breech presentation on perinatal morbidity. METHODS: Literature review was done in Medline, Embase, Web of science and Cochrane Library up to 20 October 2017. Randomized control studies, cohort studies, and case control publishing studies comparing induction of labor versus spontaneous labor of singleton live breech birth were included...
March 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408586/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring-deceleration-area-is-predictive-of-fetal-acidemia
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Alison G Cahill, Methodius G Tuuli, Molly J Stout, Julia D López, George A Macones
BACKGROUND: Intrapartum electronic fetal monitoring is the most commonly used tool in obstetrics in the United States; however, which electronic fetal monitoring patterns predict acidemia remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to describe the frequency of patterns seen in labor using modern nomenclature, and to test the hypothesis that visually interpreted patterns are associated with acidemia and morbidities in term infants. We further identified patterns prior to delivery, alone or in combination, predictive of acidemia and neonatal morbidity...
May 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381511/the-evolving-dilemma-of-factor-xi-in-pregnancy-suggestions-for-management
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Aryeh Shander, Tamara Friedman, Greg Palleschi, Linda Shore-Lesserson
A case of a patient with severe factor XI (FXI) deficiency who presented for her seventh labor and delivery is presented. The nature of FXI deficiency, its prevalence, and issues related to genetic screening are discussed. Published literature on the topic is reviewed, including criteria that were developed to assess bleeding, laboratory tools used to estimate bleeding risk, and available treatments. Within the context of this challenging clinical dilemma, specific recommendations are provided for the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum stages of pregnancy...
January 29, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245158/-intrapartum-translabial-ultrasound-a-systematic-analysis-of-the-fetal-head-station-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Fabian Kohls, Lars Brodowski, Elna Kuehnle, Nadine Kniebusch, Karim Djaffar Kalache, Alexander Weichert
INTRODUCTION: This prospective study aimed to define the angle of progression (AOP) in relation to the height position of the fetal head during the first stage of labour. It was investigated if it is possible to predict the mode of delivery or the duration of labour by AOP. METHODS: Influencing factors on delivery were head circumference, birth-weight, administration of oxytocin, epidural anaesthesia (EA) and parity, and their impact on AOP was analysed. AOP was calculated using three different formulas...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230800/negotiating-quality-standards-for-effective-delivery-of-labor-and-childbirth-care-in-nigeria-and-uganda
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Olufemi T Oladapo, Meghan A Bohren, Bukola Fawole, Kidza Mugerwa, Olubunmi A Ojelade, Musibau A Titiloye, Francis E Alu, Musana O Mambya, Lawal Oyeneyin, Salim Bataale, Adesina Akintan, Olubunmi Alabi, Amos Adebayo, Ola Okike, Hadiza A Idris, Sanni Wilfred, Halima Bello, David Kyaddondo, Akinpelu O Olutayo, Josaphat Byamugisha, Joao Paulo Souza, A Metin Gülmezoglu
OBJECTIVE: "Negotiated standards" describe a level of quality of care that is acceptable and achievable within a specific health system, based on consensus between key stakeholders. This paper presents the development of negotiated standards for effective labor and childbirth care in selected hospitals and communities in Nigeria and Uganda. METHODS: A four-step development process involving different methodologies. The process included: (1) review and synthesis of internationally recognized intrapartum clinical principles and practices; (2) primary qualitative research to assess values and preferences of women and healthcare providers, and practices that align with these preferences; (3) draft contextualization of effective and ineffective behaviors to reflect values and preferences; and (4) WHO-mediated negotiations between relevant stakeholders, including community members, providers, and administrators...
December 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190877/measurement-of-retropubic-tissue-thickness-using-intrapartum-transperineal-ultrasound-to-assess-cephalopelvic-disproportion
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Chung Ming Chor, Wai Yin Winnie Chan, Wing Ting Ada Tse, Daljit Singh Sahota
Purpose: First, to describe a new method of assessing cephalopelvic disproportion by measuring the retropubic tissue thickness (RTT), and second, to determine whether RTT was associated with an eventual delivery by cesarean section. Methods: Three-dimensional transperineal ultrasound scans were performed on 129 laboring nulliparous women to obtain 3-dimensional volume datasets for assessing RTT. RTT was measured off-line by three operators (A, B, and C) as the shortest distance between the capsule of the pubic symphysis and the outer border of the fetal skull...
August 11, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187210/state-of-newborn-care-in-south-sudan-s-displacement-camps-a-descriptive-study-of-facility-based-deliveries
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Samira Sami, Kate Kerber, Solomon Kenyi, Ribka Amsalu, Barbara Tomczyk, Debra Jackson, Alexander Dimiti, Elaine Scudder, Janet Meyers, Jean Paul De Charles Umurungi, Kemish Kenneth, Luke C Mullany
BACKGROUND: Approximately 2.7 million neonatal deaths occur annually, with highest rates of neonatal mortality in countries that have recently experienced conflict. Constant instability in South Sudan further strains a weakened health system and poses public health challenges during the neonatal period. We aimed to describe the state of newborn facility-level care in displaced person camps across Juba, Malakal, and Maban. METHODS: We conducted clinical observations of the labor and delivery period, exit interviews with recently delivered mothers, health facility assessments, and direct observations of midwife time-use...
November 29, 2017: Reproductive Health
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