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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022924/listeriosis-in-pregnancy-under-diagnosis-despite-over-treatment
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Y Fouks, S Amit, A Many, A Haham, D Mandel, S Shinar
OBJECTIVE: To compare the symptomatology of pregnant women with suspected listeriosis to culture confirmed listeriosis. STUDY DESIGN: All cases of suspected and culture confirmed pregnancy-associated listeriosis from a single center were retrospectively reviewed assessing demographics, clinical, laboratory and pathological findings, and maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes. RESULTS: Listeriosis was identified in seven patients, none of whom belonged to the 117 women with suspected listeriosis...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020827/the-frequency-and-clinical-significance-of-intra-amniotic-inflammation-in-twin-pregnancies-with-preterm-labor-and-intact-membranes
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Kyung Joon Oh, Joon-Seok Hong, Roberto Romero, Bo Hyun Yoon
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the frequency and clinical significance of intra-amniotic inflammation in twin pregnancies with preterm labor and intact membranes. STUDY DESIGN: Amniotic fluid (AF) was retrieved from both sacs in 90 twin gestations with preterm labor and intact membranes (gestational age between 20 and 34 6/7 weeks). Preterm labor was defined as the presence of painful regular uterine contractions, with a frequency of at least 2 every 10 min, requiring hospitalization...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020025/worry-about-racial-discrimination-a-missing-piece-of-the-puzzle-of-black-white-disparities-in-preterm-birth
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Paula Braveman, Katherine Heck, Susan Egerter, Tyan Parker Dominguez, Christine Rinki, Kristen S Marchi, Michael Curtis
OBJECTIVES: The causes of the large and persistent Black-White disparity in preterm birth (PTB) are unknown. It is biologically plausible that chronic stress across a woman's life course could be a contributor. Prior research suggests that chronic worry about experiencing racial discrimination could affect PTB through neuroendocrine, vascular, or immune mechanisms involved in both responses to stress and the initiation of labor. This study aimed to examine the role of chronic worry about racial discrimination in Black-White disparities in PTB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016494/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-indicated-preterm-births-based-on-the-intended-mode-of-delivery
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Spencer G Kuper, Rachel A Sievert, Robin Steele, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita, Lorie M Harper
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes in women who underwent induction of labor or planned cesarean delivery in indicated preterm births before 34 weeks of gestation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all indicated singleton preterm births (23-34 weeks of gestation) in a tertiary center from 2011 to 2014. The primary maternal outcome was a composite of early postpartum hemorrhage, blood transfusion, operative complications, postpartum complications, and clinical chorioamnionitis...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016488/pregnancy-outcomes-among-deaf-women-in-washington-state-1987-2012
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Melissa A Schiff, David R Doody, Deborah A Crane, Beth A Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pregnancy and neonatal outcomes among deaf women using population-based vital records data in Washington State from 1987 to 2012. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Washington State birth and fetal death records linked to state hospital discharge records to identify women with diagnosis codes for deafness indicated at their delivery hospitalization and compared them with randomly selected women without these codes...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992892/obstetric-risk-factors-for-depression-during-the-postpartum-period-in-south-korea-a-nationwide-study
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HyunChul Youn, Suji Lee, Sung Won Han, Log Young Kim, Tae-Seon Lee, Min-Jeong Oh, Hyun-Ghang Jeong, Geum Joon Cho
OBJECTIVE: Postpartum depression is related to many adverse effects in both mothers and their children; therefore, proper screening and early interventions are needed. This study aims to identify the risk factors of postpartum depression. Our primary focus is on obstetric risk factors. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional study which we extracted the data of women who gave birth between January 1st, 2010 and December 31st, 2012 from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment service (HIRA) database...
November 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988636/-maternal-anxiety-related-to-how-the-pediatrician-provided-prenatal-information-about-preterm-birth
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C Dekens, C Fontaine, E Carpentier, L Barcat, J Gondry, P Tourneux
INTRODUCTION: Women hospitalized for preterm labor require clear information about prematurity. This study assessed whether or not specific written information about prematurity delivered at admission to the unit combined with an oral explanation from a pediatrician would decrease women's anxiety compared to an oral explanation alone. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center observational study. Women were included in the high-risk pregnancies department and distributed into two groups: receiving "only oral" information for a prenatal clinical consultation with a senior pediatrician or receiving "combined" oral information+a booklet about prematurity given to the women at admission...
October 4, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976078/platelet-indices-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-and-their-relation-with-adverse-neonatal-outcomes
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Betul Dundar, Burcu Dincgez Cakmak, Gulten Ozgen, Fatma Nurgul Tasgoz, Tugberk Guclu, Gokhan Ocakoglu
AIM: Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is not only the most common distinguishable cause of preterm delivery, but is also associated with adverse neonatal outcomes. We determined the platelet indices in PPROM cases and evaluated their relationship to adverse neonatal outcomes. METHODS: Fifty patients with PPROM and 50 patients who experienced spontaneous preterm labor at < 37 gestational weeks were evaluated. Complete blood counts, birth weights, Apgar scores, presence of sepsis and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and neonatal intensive care unit admission were recorded...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965575/severe-selenium-deficits-in-pregnant-women-irrespective-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-in-an-area-with-marginal-selenium-intake
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Urszula Ambroziak, Sandra Hybsier, Urszula Shahnazaryan, Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Kiljańska, Eddy Rijntjes, Zbigniew Bartoszewicz, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Lutz Schomburg
OBJECTIVES: Selenium (Se) deficiency is related to an increased risk of preterm labor, miscarriage, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and other obstetric complications. As the Se status declines during pregnancy, we hypothesized that the decline may be exacerbated in women with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pregnant women (n=74; 30 [23-38] years) were consecutively recruited from the district of Warsaw, Poland, and divided into healthy subjects (HS, n=45), and women with a diagnosis of AITD (AITD, n=29)...
December 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964685/shunt-based-interventions-why-how-and-when-to-place-a-shunt
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REVIEW
Mark P Johnson, R Douglas Wilson
The broad categories of surgical fetal therapy can be separated into either open surgical techniques or minimally invasive endoscopic/ultrasound-guided techniques that require only puncture of the uterus with single or multiple small ports. Benefits of fetoscopic or ultrasound-guided fetal intervention include decreased uterine irritability, decreased incidence of preterm labor, and avoidance of risks associated with hysterotomy and commitment to cesarean delivery for future pregnancies. Fetal abnormalities potentially amenable to ultrasound-guided drainage techniques include thoracic fluid-filled lesions and lower urinary tract obstruction...
September 27, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941065/an-economic-model-of-professional-doula-support-in-labor-in-british-columbia-canada
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Gillian E Hanley, Lily Lee
INTRODUCTION: Spending on care in childbirth represents a sizable portion of health care budgets. This has engendered a growing interest in potential clinical tools that could be used to improve patient experience and population health at a lower cost. A possible such tool is continuous support in labor from a trained doula, as doula care can decrease the likelihood of cesarean birth, epidural analgesia, and assisted vaginal birth. In addition, there is some emerging evidence suggesting that involving doulas in prenatal care can reduce rates of preterm birth...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936902/maternal-obesity-is-associated-with-chorioamnionitis-and-earlier-indicated-preterm-delivery-among-expectantly-managed-women-with-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Emily E Hadley, Andrea Discacciati, Maged M Costantine, Mary B Munn, Luis D Pacheco, George R Saade, Giuseppe Chiossi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between maternal obesity and delivery due to chorioamnionitis prior to labor onset, among expectantly managed women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized trial of magnesium sulfate versus placebo to prevent cerebral palsy or death among offspring of women with anticipated delivery at 24-31-week gestation. After univariable analysis, Cox proportional hazard evaluated the association between maternal obesity and chorioamnionitis, while Laplace regression investigated how obesity affects the gestational age at delivery of the first 20% of women developing the outcome of interest...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935263/predicting-preterm-birth-cervical-length-and-fetal-fibronectin
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REVIEW
Moeun Son, Emily S Miller
Spontaneous preterm birth remains the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, and accounts for a significant global health burden. Several obstetric strategies to screen for spontaneous preterm delivery, such as cervical length and fetal fibronectin measurement, have emerged. However, the effectiveness of these strategies relies on their ability to accurately predict those pregnancies at increased risk for spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB). Transvaginal cervical shortening is predictive of preterm birth and when coupled with appropriate preterm birth prevention strategies, has been associated with reductions in SPTB in asymptomatic women with a singleton gestation...
September 18, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932266/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-in-obstetrics-a-retrospective-study-in-an-ethiopian-referral-hospital
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Teshager Mamo, Tilaye Workneh Abebe, Tesfaye Yitna Chichiabellu, Antehun Alemayehu Anjulo
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are at risk of infection during labor and delivery. Infection in obstetrics accounts for the second most common cause of maternal mortality next to post partum hemorrhage. Knowing the prevalence and associated risk factors would help to undertake optimal precautions and standard surgical techniques to reduce surgical site infection which poses increased hospital cost and total hospital stay of the patients. METHOD: Facility based retrospective observational study design was carried out purposively to assess the prevalence of surgical site infections and associated risk factors among mothers who had delivery related surgery at obstetric ward of Assela teaching referral hospital from April, 23, 2015 to September 5, 2015...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931404/a-cluster-randomized-trial-to-reduce-major-perinatal-morbidity-among-women-with-one-prior-cesarean-delivery-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-prisma-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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N Chaillet, E Bujold, B Masse, W A Grobman, P Rozenberg, J C Pasquier, A Shorten, M Johri, F Beaudoin, H Abenhaim, S Demers, W Fraser, M Dugas, S Blouin, E Dubé, R Gauthier
BACKGROUND: Rates of cesarean delivery are continuously increasing in industrialized countries, with repeated cesarean accounting for about a third of all cesareans. Women who have undergone a first cesarean are facing a difficult choice for their next pregnancy, i.e.: (1) to plan for a second cesarean delivery, associated with higher risk of maternal complications than vaginal delivery; or (b) to have a trial of labor (TOL) with the aim to achieve a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and to accept a significant, but rare, risk of uterine rupture and its related maternal and neonatal complications...
September 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927395/detection-and-risk-stratification-of-women-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth-in-rural-communities-near-nagpur-india
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Archana Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Yamini V Pusdekar, Hemant Kulkarni, Patricia Hibberd
BACKGROUND: Presently, preterm birth is globally the leading cause of neonatal mortality. Prompt community based identification of women at high risk for preterm births (HRPB) can either help to avert preterm births or avail effective interventions to reduce neonatal mortality due to preterm births. We evaluated the performance of a package to train community workers to detect the presence of signs or symptoms of HRPB. METHODS: Pregnant women enrolled in the intervention arm of a cluster randomized trial of Antenatal Corticosteroids (ACT Trial) conducted at Nagpur, India were informed about 4 directly observable signs and symptoms of preterm labor...
September 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920512/rhythmic-three-part-harmony-the-complex-interaction-of-maternal-placental-and-fetal-circadian-systems
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Peter J Mark, Rachael C Crew, Michaela D Wharfe, Brendan J Waddell
From the perspective of circadian biology, mammalian pregnancy presents an unusual biological scenario in which an entire circadian system (i.e., that of the fetus) is embodied within another (i.e., that of the mother). Moreover, both systems are likely to be influenced at their interface by a third player, the placenta. Successful pregnancy requires major adaptations in maternal physiology, many of which involve circadian changes that support the high metabolic demands of the growing fetus. A functional role for maternal circadian adaptations is implied by the effects of circadian disruption, which result in pregnancy complications including higher risks for miscarriage, preterm labor, and low birth weight...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910364/surge-of-immune-cell-formation-at-birth-differs-by-mode-of-delivery-and-infant-characteristics-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Titus Schlinzig, Stefan Johansson, Olof Stephansson, Lennart Hammarström, Rolf H Zetterström, Ulrika von Döbeln, Sven Cnattingius, Mikael Norman
BACKGROUND: Birth by cesarean section is associated with increased risks of immune disorders. We tested whether establishment of immune function at birth relates to mode of delivery, taking other maternal and infant characteristics into account. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using a prospectively collected database, we retrieved information on maternal and infant characteristics of 6,014 singleton infants delivered from February to April 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden, with gestational age ≥35 weeks, Apgar scores ≥7, and without congenital malformations or any neonatal morbidity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903767/treatment-of-biofilms-in-bacterial-vaginosis-by-an-amphoteric-tenside-pessary-clinical-study-and-microbiota-analysis
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Cornelia Gottschick, Zhi-Luo Deng, Marius Vital, Clarissa Masur, Christoph Abels, Dietmar H Pieper, Manfred Rohde, Werner Mendling, Irene Wagner-Döbler
BACKGROUND: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal syndrome among women in their reproductive years. It is associated with an increased risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections and complications like preterm labor. BV is characterized by a high recurrence rate for which biofilms frequently found on vaginal epithelial cells may be a reason. RESULTS: Here, we report a controlled randomized clinical trial that tested the safety and effectiveness of a newly developed pessary containing an amphoteric tenside (WO3191) to disrupt biofilms after metronidazole treatment of BV...
September 13, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892561/beta-2-receptor-agonist-exposure-in-the-uterus-associated-with-subsequent-risk-of-childhood-asthma
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Kohei Ogawa, Satomi Tanaka, Limin Yang, Naoko Arata, Haruhiko Sago, Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Masami Narita, Yukihiro Ohya
BACKGROUND: Although the beta-2 receptor agonist (B2RA) is occasionally prescribed in the prenatal period for women with preterm labor, few studies have referred to the long-term effects of intrauterine exposure to B2RA on fetus. We examined the association between intrauterine exposure to B2RA and asthma in the offspring. METHODS: We obtained data from a hospital-based birth cohort study conducted in Tokyo, Japan. The outcomes of interest were three indicators, consisting of current wheeze, current asthma and ever asthma at 5 years of age, based on the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood questionnaire...
September 11, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
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