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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142784/the-value-of-implementing-multidisciplinary-perinatal-care-conference-in-the-private-practice-setting
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Robert C Johnston, Sina Haeri, Richard T Hale, William Lindsley, Annette McCormick, Eric Su
Objective  The objective of this study was to estimate the impact of multidisciplinary (Multi-D) perinatal care conference (PCC) implementation in the private practice setting. Methods  After the initial 12-month period following implementation of the monthly PCC by private maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology practitioners, conference attendees were asked to completed a modified version of the Attitudes Toward Health Care Teams Scale, involving 19 questions assessing their attitudes and opinions toward Multi-D team care on a five-point Likert's scale...
October 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138035/defining-failed-induction-of-labor
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William A Grobman, Jennifer Bailit, Yinglei Lai, Uma M Reddy, Ronald J Wapner, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Kenneth J Leveno, Steve N Caritis, Mona Prasad, Alan T N Tita, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin, Dwight J Rouse, Sean C Blackwell, Jorge E Tolosa
BACKGROUND: While there are well-accepted standards for the diagnosis of arrested active-phase labor, the definition of a "failed" induction of labor remains less certain. One approach to diagnosing a failed induction is based on the duration of the latent phase. However, a standard for the minimum duration that the latent phase of a labor induction should continue, absent acute maternal or fetal indications for cesarean delivery, remains lacking. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes as a function of the duration of the latent phase among nulliparous women undergoing labor induction...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129740/survey-on-neonatal-end-of-life-comfort-care-guidelines-across-america
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Shelly Haug, Sara Farooqi, Christopher G Wilson, Andrew Hopper, Grace Oei, Brian Carter
CONTEXT: Infants of age < 1 year have the highest mortality rate in pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published guidelines for palliative care in 2013, however, significant variation persists among local protocols addressing neonatal comfort care at the end-of-life (EOL). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate current neonatal EOL comfort care practices and clinician satisfaction across America METHODS: After Institutional Review Board approval (516005), an anonymous, electronic survey was sent to members of the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105967/national-study-shows-that-abusive-head-trauma-mortality-in-sweden-was-at-least-10-times-lower-than-in-other-western-countries
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Jacob Andersson, Ingemar Thiblin
AIM: The validity of the diagnostic criteria for abusive head trauma (AHT) and its attributes have been widely debated. This national study investigated the possibility of false positive and false negative cases of fatal AHT in Sweden. METHOD: This was a retrospective evaluation of the records of 733 deceased infants up to the age of 365 days who were examined during 1994-2013 at the six forensic medicine departments. All the records were scrutinised for possible cases of AHT...
November 6, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090029/mode-of-delivery-in-stillbirth
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Natalia Florina Buinoiu, Sabrina Ioana Stoica, Corina Mat, Anca Panaitescu, Gheorghe Peltecu, Nicolae Gica
OBJECTIVE: In Romania, a national statistics report on the mode of delivery in pregnancies that ends in stillbirths has never been conducted. Thus, we decided to analyze the incidence of cesarean section versus vaginal delivery rate over a 10-year period in Filantropia Clinical Hospital of Bucharest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis over a period of 10 years from January 2005 to December 2015. Maternal age, parity, social status, place of origin, educational level, gestational age, fetal presentation and fetal sex were studied in order to see if there were a scientific correlation with death in utero...
June 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082423/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-subfertile-patients-who-conceived-following-low-technology-interventions-for-fertility-enhancement-a-comprehensive-review
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Stefano Palomba, Susanna Santagni, Jessica Daolio, Karen Gibbins, Francesco Antonino Battaglia, Giovanni Battista La Sala, Robert M Silver
PURPOSE: Low technology interventions for fertility enhancement (LTIFE) are strategies that avoid retrieval, handling, and manipulation of female gametes. The definition of LTIFE is yet to be widely accepted and clarified, but they are commonly used in milder cases of infertility and subfertility. Based on these considerations, the aim of the present study was comprehensively to review and investigate the obstetric and perinatal outcomes in subfertile patients who underwent LTIFE. METHODS: A literature search up to May 2017 was performed in IBSS, SocINDEX, Institute for Scientific Information, PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar...
October 29, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070512/debate-identifying-and-treating-subclinical-thyroid-dysfunction-in-pregnancy-emerging-controversies
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Ines I Velasco, Peter Nicholas Taylor
Thyroid hormones are essential for an adequate growth and development of the foetus. In addition to the classical association between maternal hypothyroidism and neurological impairment in the progeny, other adverse reproductive events have been associated with maternal thyroid dysfunction including infertility, miscarriage and preterm delivery. Although all scientific societies endorse the treatment of overt hypothyroidism; the management and/or treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism, hypothyroxinemia or antithyroid antibody-positive women should be considered with caution...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059493/perinatal-helicopter-ambulance-service-at-wakayama-medical-university-hospital-a-14-year-review
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Takeshi Kumagai, Mitsuhiko Riko, Masashi Satoh, Nobuyuki Kakimoto, Takuya Sugimoto, Mina Ueda, Takahiro Okutani, Ryuzo Higuchi, Shigetaka Yagi, Sawako Minami, Asumi Higa, Masakazu Miyawaki, Hiroyuki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: In 2003, a perinatal helicopter air ambulance service was introduced for remote areas of Wakayama and Mie prefectures, Japan. However, its long-term impact on perinatal medicine has not yet been analyzed. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted on helicopter air ambulance cases recorded between January 2003 and December 2016 at Wakayama Medical University Hospital (WMUH). RESULTS: During that period, 61 pregnant mothers were transferred by helicopter air ambulance to WMUH...
October 23, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048133/vasa-previa-prenatal-diagnosis-and-outcomes-thirty-five-cases-from-a-single-maternal-fetal-medicine-practice
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Ankita Kulkarni, Jennifer Powel, Michael Aziz, Leena Shah, Susan Lashley, Carlos Benito, Yinka Oyelese
OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy and effectiveness of routine screening for vasa previa, to describe our experience, and to assess factors that contribute to missed cases of vasa previa. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of all cases of vasa previa from a single maternal-fetal medicine service between 2009 and 2017 was performed. Ultrasound findings and obstetric and neonatal outcomes were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-five cases of vasa previa were identified...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022989/prophylactic-intravenous-calcium-therapy-for-exchange-blood-transfusion-in-the-newborn
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Tinuade A Ogunlesi, Foluso Ea Lesi, Olabisi Oduwole
BACKGROUND: Exchange blood transfusion (EBT) is a form of whole blood transfusion in which the total blood volume is replaced within a few hours. In perinatal and neonatal medicine, EBT is most often used in the management of severe anaemia or severe hyperbilirubinaemia in the first week of life. Hypocalcaemia, one of the common morbidities associated with EBT, is thought to arise from the chelating effects of the citrate commonly used as an anticoagulant in the donor's blood. This disorder manifests with muscular and nervous irritability and cardiac arrhythmias...
October 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993175/research-to-knowledge-promoting-the-training%C3%A2-of-physician-scientists-in-the-biology%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-pregnancy
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Yoel Sadovsky, Aaron B Caughey, Michelle DiVito, Mary E D'Alton, Amy P Murtha
Common disorders of pregnancy, such as preeclampsia, preterm birth, and fetal growth abnormalities, continue to challenge perinatal biologists seeking insights into disease pathogenesis that will result in better diagnosis, therapy, and disease prevention. These challenges have recently been intensified with discoveries that associate gestational diseases with long-term maternal and neonatal outcomes. Whereas modern high-throughput investigative tools enable scientists and clinicians to noninvasively probe the maternal-fetal genome, epigenome, and other analytes, their implications for clinical medicine remain uncertain...
October 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987196/overview-of-neuroradiology
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Elna-Marie Larsson, Johan Wikström
Neuroradiology with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is essential for the initial evaluation of patients with a clinical suspicion of brain and spine disorders. Morphologic imaging is required to obtain a probable diagnosis to support the treatment decisions in pre- and perinatal disorders, vascular diseases, traumatic injuries, metabolic disorders, epilepsy, infection/inflammation, neurodegenerative disorders, degenerative spinal disease, and tumors of the central nervous system...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980775/long-term-recovery-after-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-or-human-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-administration-in-a-rat-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Isabelle Grandvuillemin, Philippe Garrigue, Alaa Ramdani, Farid Boubred, Umberto Simeoni, Françoise Dignat-George, Florence Sabatier, Benjamin Guillet
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (NHIE) is a dramatic perinatal complication, associated with poor neurological prognosis despite neuroprotection by therapeutic hypothermia, in the absence of an available curative therapy. We evaluated and compared ready-to-use human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBC) and bankable but allogeneic endothelial progenitors (ECFC) as cell therapy candidate for NHIE. We compared benefits of HUCBC and ECFC transplantation 48 hours after injury in male rat NHIE model, based on the Rice-Vannucci approach...
November 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975128/specification-of-change-mechanisms-in-pregnant-smokers-for-malleable-target-identification-a-novel-approach-to-a-tenacious-public-health-problem
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Suena H Massey, Jean Decety, Katherine L Wisner, Lauren S Wakschlag
Maternal smoking during pregnancy (MSDP) continues to be a leading modifiable risk factor for perinatal complications and a range of neurodevelopmental and cardio-metabolic outcomes across the lifespan. Despite 40 years of intervention research less than one in five pregnant smokers who receive an intervention quit by delivery. Within this context, recognition of pregnancy is commonly associated with abrupt suspension or reduction of smoking in the absence of intervention, yet has not been investigated as a volitional target...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952822/recent-advances-in-the-molecular-diagnosis-of-polycystic-kidney-disease
#15
Carsten Bergmann
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is clinically and genetically heterogeneous and constitutes the most common heritable kidney disease. The majority of patients are affected by the autosomal dominant form (ADPKD) which generally is an adult-onset multisystem disorder. By contrast, the rarer recessive form ARPKD usually already manifests perinatally or in childhood. In some patients ADPKD and ARPKD can phenotypically overlap with early manifestation in ADPKD and only late onset in ARPKD. Progressive fibrocystic renal changes are often accompanied by severe hepatobiliary changes or other extrarenal abnormalities...
September 27, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952674/consent-for-routine-neonatal-procedures-a-study-of-practices-in-irish-neonatal-units-how-do-we-compare-with-the-gold-standard-bapm-guidelines
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M A Ryan, C A Ryan, E Dempsey, R O'Connell
The Irish National Consent Policy (NCP) proposes that the legal requirement for consent extends to all forms of interventions, investigations and treatment, carried out on or behalf of the Health Service Executive (HSE). This study employs a quantitative descriptive approach to investigate the practices for obtaining consent for an identified group of routine neonatal procedures in neonatal facilities throughout Ireland. The BAPM (British Association of Perinatal Medicine) guidelines were identified as 'gold standard' for the purposes of this study...
June 9, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935064/no-231-guidelines-for-the-management-of-vasa-previa
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Robert Gagnon
OBJECTIVES: To describe the etiology of vasa previa and the risk factors and associated condition, to identify the various clinical presentations of vasa previa, to describe the ultrasound tools used in its diagnosis, and to describe the management of vasa previa. OUTCOMES: Reduction of perinatal mortality, short-term neonatal morbidity, long-term infant morbidity, and short-term and long-term maternal morbidity and mortality. EVIDENCE: Published literature on randomized trials, prospective cohort studies, and selected retrospective cohort studies was retrieved through searches of PubMed or Medline, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library, using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935062/no-260-ultrasound-in-twin-pregnancies
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Lucie Morin, Kenneth Lim
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature with respect to the use of diagnostic ultrasound in the management of twin pregnancies. To make recommendations for the best use of ultrasound in twin pregnancies. OUTCOMES: Reduction in perinatal mortality and morbidity and short- and long-term neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancies. Optimization of ultrasound use in twin pregnancies. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed and the Cochrane Library in 2008 and 2009 using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929032/use-of-simulation-in-canadian-neonatal-perinatal-medicine-training-programs
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Jonathan Wong, Emer Finan, Douglas Campbell
Introduction Simulation is used for the delivery of education and on occasion assessment. Before such a tool is used routinely in neonatal training programs across Canada, a need assessment is required to determine its current usage by accredited training programs. Our aim was to characterize the type of simulation modalities used and the perceived simulation-based training needs in Canadian neonatal-perinatal medicine (NPM) training programs. Methods A 22-item and 13-item online descriptive survey was sent to all NPM program directors and fellows in Canada, respectively...
July 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904542/claims-about-medical-malpractices-resulting-in-maternal-and-perinatal-mortality-referred-to-iranian-legal-medicine-organization-during-2011-2012
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Ziba Taghizadeh, Maryam Pourbakhtiar, Masoud Ghadipasha, Kamran Soltani, Khadijeh Azimi
BACKGROUND: Obstetricians, gynecologists, and midwives are the most common specialists of the medical sciences group against whom medical malpractices are claimed, many of which are avoidable and preventable. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the causes of claims regarding medical malpractices resulting in maternal and perinatal mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted and 7616 claims of medical malpractices in the field of obstetrics, gynecology, and midwifery that were referred from all 31 provinces to the central commission of legal medicine were studied during 2011-2012...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
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