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Gray Jennifer B JB a Department of Communication , Appalachian State University , Boone , North Carolina , - - 2014
Pregnancy is a time of uncertainty and stress for many women, and these aspects are compounded for those facing unplanned pregnancies. Social support communication is considered a vital part of healthy outcomes in pregnancy but is largely unexplored in the unplanned pregnancy context, particularly for college-aged young women. The present ...
Serra Allison E AE Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, - - 2014
A 44 year old G4P3 presents with massive hernia recurrence and bowel obstruction. Her symptoms resolve with conservative management and she is delivered by cesarean section at term with herniorrhaphy performed ten weeks postpartum.
Awoyesuku E A EA Department of Ophthalmology, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to report a case of bilateral congenital eversion of the upper eyelid in an 8 h- old male baby. JD is an 8 h-old male baby born by normal vaginal delivery after prolonged labor, to a 24-year-old primigravida. Pregnancy was said to be term ...
Kappeler Evelyn M EM Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, - - 2014
In Fiscal Year 2010, Federal funds were dedicated to support evidence-based approaches to effectively target teen pregnancy prevention and resulted in the establishment of the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. Through the tiered TPP Program, OAH supports replication and evaluation of programs using ...
Vandana Department of Physiology, NMCH, Jamuhar, Sasaram, Bihar, 821305, - - 2014
Thyroid dysfunction is the second most common endocrine disorder, only after diabetes mellitus, affecting females in reproductive age group. Pregnancy is associated with profound repercussions on the thyroid status of a lady. Thyroid dysfunctions such as hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis and thyroid nodules may develop during pregnancy leading to abortion, placental abruptions, ...
Arthur Chris C Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe, Queensland, - - 2014
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is an uncommon obstetric condition characterised by intense maternal pruritis and biochemical abnormality. There is a degree of contention regarding the diagnosis and management of ICP, and currently, there are no nationally accepted guidelines. To conduct a survey of Fellows and Members of the Royal ...
Lagan Briege M BM University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, - - 2014
The increase in online purchasing of medications raises safety concerns regarding teratogenic drugs. The use of the teratogenic drug 'isotretinoin' for women of childbearing age requires strict adherence to the Pregnancy Prevention Programme (PPP), a risk minimisation measure imposed on prescribers and users. We sought to determine how readily consumers ...
Macgregor E Anne - - 2014
Purpose of Review: This article provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of primary and secondary headaches that may occur during pregnancy and postpartum. Headache presenting in pregnancy is of significant concern to the affected woman. Quick and correct diagnosis leads to the optimal management, minimizing risks to the ...
Kaye Dan K - - 2014
Development of appropriate interventions to increase male involvement in pregnancy and childbirth is vital to strategies for improving health outcomes of women with obstetric complications. The objective was to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences of male involvement in their partners' healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth. The findings might ...
Torloni Mr M Brazilian Cochrane Centre, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Internal Medicine, São Paulo Federal University, São Paulo, - - 2014
Caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing worldwide and maternal request is cited as one of the main reasons for this trend. Women's preferences for route of delivery are influenced by popular media, including magazines. We assessed the information on CS presented in Spanish women's magazines. Systematic review. Women's magazines printed ...
Alkaabi Mariam S - - 2014
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes among women in a high-income developing country regarding pregnancy and antenatal care. Methods: Women who participated in the study were asked to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire enquired about age, level of education, Internet use, marital ...
Mountifield Réme R Dept Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia, Australia; Flinders University of South Australia, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have poor knowledge regarding the implications of disease for fertility and pregnancy. Previous studies suggest that this poor knowledge adversely influences reproductive decision making. To examine the effect of a single group education session on IBD-specific reproductive knowledge in subjects with IBD. People with ...
Harris Rachel C RC Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass, - - 2014
With advancements in medical care, many women with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) are now living into adulthood and childbearing years. The strains of pregnancy and parturition can be dangerous in such patients, and careful interdisciplinary plans must be made to optimize maternal and fetal health through this process. Several ...
Charlton Rachel - - 2014
Medicine use during pregnancy is common; however the safety of medicine use during pregnancy is largely unknown when a medicine comes to market. Electronic healthcare databases, including the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), are increasingly being used for post-marketing surveillance in this field. The CPRD contains anonymised, longitudinal medical records ...
Pellegrino A A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Malzoni Hospital , - - 2014
We report the efficacy of a minimally invasive approach of the multidose protocol with methotrexate (MTX) in the management of three cases of interstitial pregnancy (IP), with elevated serum β-hCG in two cases. New considerations and management strategies are discussed. Successful termination of IP and in one case, a subsequent ...
Hailu Desta D Department of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, - - 2014
In many developing countries including Ethiopia, maternal morbidity and mortality still pose a substantial burden and thus progress towards the fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG) remains slow. Raising awareness of women about the danger signs of pregnancy and childbirth is the first essential step in accepting appropriate and timely referral ...
Robinson Fiona F University of - - 2014
Childbearing women are increasingly engaging with social media and technology. The use of apps for pregnancy and childbirth advice is a new approach to maternity provision, and has potential to impact upon midwifery. Apps are ideally placed to provide opportunities for women to access information; however, there are concerns about ...
Su Chuan-Jun CJ Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, Yuan Ze University, No. 135, Yuan-Tung Rd., Chung-Li City, Taoyuan County 320, Taiwan. - - 2014
Electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) systems integrate many previously separate clinical activities related to fetal monitoring. Promoting the use of ubiquitous fetal monitoring services with real time status assessments requires a robust information platform equipped with an automatic diagnosis engine. This paper presents the design and development of a mobile multi-agent ...
Chiam Nathalie P Y NP Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, 32 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002, - - 2014
The hormonal and immunological changes in pregnancy have a key role in maintaining maternal tolerance of the semiallogeneic foetus. These pregnancy-associated changes may also influence the course of maternal autoimmune diseases. Noninfectious uveitis tends to improve during pregnancy. Specifically, uveitis activity tends to ameliorate from the second trimester onwards, with ...
Bricker Leanne L Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown St, Liverpool L17 8UF, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
Twin and triplet pregnancy is a high-risk situation, with increased risk of mortality and morbidity for both mother and babies. It is, therefore, essential that high-quality antenatal care is provided to optimise outcomes and identify and manage complications effectively. A number of additional elements of care are advised, which requires ...
O'Higgins S S School of Psychology and Centre for Pain - - 2013
Pre-pregnancy care programmes can help to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy in women with diabetes. However, uptake of a free pre-pregnancy care programme along the Irish Atlantic seaboard was only 30%. This study sought to better understand why women with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and Type 2) choose to attend ...
Kennedy Deborah A - - 2013
The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) is growing in the general population. Herbal medicines are used in all countries of the world and are included in the top CAM therapies used. A multinational study on how women treat disease and pregnancy-related health ailments was conducted between October 2011 ...
Bhattacharya Siladitya S Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
Multiple pregnancy, a complication of assisted reproduction technology, is associated with poorer maternal and perinatal outcomes. The primary reason behind this is the strategy of replacing more than one embryo during an assisted reproduction technology cycle to maximise pregnancy rates. The solution to this problem is to reduce the number ...
Lo Monte G - - 2013
The luteal phase is defined as the period between ovulation and either the establishment of a pregnancy or the onset of menses two weeks later. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART), and in particular controlled ovarian stimulation (COS), negatively interfere with the endocrine mechanisms normally regulating the luteal phase. Up to now, ...
Tripp Nadia - - 2013
Mobile technology in the form of the smartphone is widely used, particularly in pregnancy and they are an increasing and influential source of information. To describe the diverse nature of pregnancy related applications (apps) for the smartphone and to flag that these apps can potentially affect maternity care and should ...
Hussey J - - 2013
Genitourinary case records of 42 pregnant women with syphilis were reviewed as part of a regional audit following the re-emergence of congenital syphilis in the north east of England. National standards, from the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV guidelines on managing syphilis in pregnancy, were met in the ...
Gopalan Priya - - 2013
Substance use disorders during pregnancy pose serious risks for both the mother and the fetus, demanding careful monitoring by the patient's medical providers. Sedative-hypnotic use, in particular, is common but remains poorly studied. Management of withdrawal from chronic benzodiazepine use during pregnancy presents unique challenges to the treating physician. We ...
Frayne Jacqueline - - 2013
Pregnancy in women with severe mental illness (SMI) often bring added dimensions of complexity; considering that this group of women are choosing to have children at increasing rates, more highly complex cases will require management. A 31-year-old primigravida with a diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder was treated with an antidepressant, ...
Black Samantha - - 2013
Maternal antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a critical intervention in the prevention-of-mother-to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. In South Africa, many HIV-infected pregnant women commence ART late in pregnancy, and as a result, the duration of ART prior to delivery is often insufficient to prevent vertical transmission. To address this, we ...
McGrath Amanda - - 2013
For women with epilepsy (WWE), pregnancy is complicated by considerations such as the potential teratogenicity of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) versus the risks of having seizures during pregnancy. However, qualitative research suggests that many WWE remain uninformed about the risks associated with epilepsy and pregnancy and may, therefore, be making uninformed ...
Lawin-O'Brien Anna - - 2013
Surgical termination of pregnancy is one of the most often performed gynecologic procedures in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Although complications are rare, they can be devastating because they include hemorrhage and pelvic organ damage often necessitating hysterectomy. Traditionally, these complications have been managed via laparotomy; however, with increasing technological ...
Lupattelli Angela - - 2013
Background For a variety of chronic disorders, low medication adherence during pregnancy may jeopardize maternal as well as foetal health. Little is known about how closely pregnant women follow their chronic pharmacotherapy regimens. Objective To explore the level of adherence to medication for a variety of chronic disorders, namely cardiovascular, ...
Frati Paola - - 2013
Abstract A recent decision of the Italian Highest Court for the first time legitimized wrongful life suits. The Court stated the following principles: a) the contract between the mother and the doctor has also protective effects in favour of third parties (father, siblings and the disabled child) who have the ...
Arunogiri Shalini - - 2013
Managing opioid dependence in pregnant women is a complex and potentially challenging task. Drug-dependent women may be difficult to engage in antenatal care and opioid substitution requires careful dose titration. Pregnancy, however, can be an opportune time to effect behaviour change, and supporting an opioid-dependent woman through pregnancy can be ...
Vonderheid Susan C - - 2013
Centering Pregnancy, an innovative group model of prenatal care, shows promise to reduce persistent adverse maternal-infant outcomes and contain costs. Because this innovation requires systemwide change, clinics reported needing support enrolling women into groups and obtaining organizational buy-in. This study used the 3-step social marketing communication strategy to help clinic ...
O'Keeffe Daniel F - - 2013
There is currently a lack of published data on ultrasound utilization in obstetrics in the United States. In order to get some meaningful information on this topic, we analyzed de-identified data obtained from large insurance providers and underwriters that covered large segment of the United States population in various geographic ...
Radoff Kari A - - 2013
To examine whether a radio-education intervention (REI) is associated with improved maternal knowledge of pregnancy danger signs (PDS) in Nicaragua. This cross-sectional pilot study used pretests and posttests to evaluate whether an REI was associated with improved knowledge of PDS among 77 pregnant and postpartum women in Nicaragua. The total ...
Farrar Diane D Maternal and Child Health, Bradford Teaching - - 2013
Being overweight or obese in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes and long-term ill health for both mother and infant. Midwives, obstetricians and healthcare support workers providing care in pregnancy are ideally placed to provide women with nutritional advice and to facilitate the acquisition of ...
Ezebialu Iu Iu Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Anambra State University Awka, - - 2013
Unintended pregnancy remains a major challenge to the reproductive health of women especially in the developing countries. It is a major reason for unsafe abortion, a major contributor to maternal mortality. This study was designed to assess the knowledge and practice of emergency contraception among female non-medical undergraduates. In this ...
Bert Fabrizio - - 2013
Our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of pregnancy e-health seekers in a large Italian sample; to explore the factors influencing the choices of the childbearing women regarding their lifestyles after internet consultation; and finally to investigate potential differences between primiparous and multiparous women in internet use to find information ...
Onyeneho Nkechi G - - 2013
To identify key socio-demographic and knowledge factors associated with compliance with recommended use of commodities for preventing malaria in pregnancy (MIP) in Enugu State, Nigeria. Cross-sectional study of 720 women who delivered within 6 months preceding the survey in three local government areas in Enugu State was conducted using a structured ...
Moldenhauer Julie S - - 2013
Following the promising multicenter randomized trial results of in utero fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair; we anticipate that an increasing number of tertiary care centers may want to offer this therapy. It is essential to establish minimum criteria for centers providing open fetal MMC repair in order to ensure optimal maternal ...
Thiele Pauline - - 2013
Three women speak of and analyse their abandonment by health care professionals in the past five years following their foetus' diagnosis of a genetic disorder during pregnancy. As educated women we were bewildered by our medical care, or lack thereof. Following prenatal diagnostics of trisomy 13 or 18 we chose ...
Nazik Evsen - - 2013
To determine the incidence of pregnancy-related physical symptoms in healthy pregnant women and their management strategies. In normal progression of pregnancy, many symptoms were experienced. Pregnancy-related physical symptoms may have a negative effect on pregnant women's quality of life. However, pregnant women avoid taking medications from the fear that the ...
Edling Kari L - - 2013
Objective: To describe an exceedingly rare case of parathyromatosis in pregnancy, and the limited medical treatment options available for such cases that are refractory to surgery.Methods: Case presentation and description of clinical course with brief review of the literature.Results: A 21-year old woman with a history of 3.5 gland parathyroidectomy ...
Avula Haritha - - 2013
Purpose: To conduct a questionnaire-based survey of pregnant women with particular reference to their knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to oral care and adverse pregnancy outcomes and also to identify the various risk indicators for gingival bleeding during pregnancy. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey using ...
Cutler J - - 2013
X-linked and autosomally inherited bleeding disorders confer a risk of foetal intracranial haemorrhage during delivery. Conventional prenatal diagnosis involving chorionic villus sampling or early amniocentesis is primarily aimed at offering the choice of pregnancy termination. Currently, non-invasive procedures, involving analysis of free foetal DNA in the maternal circulation, are restricted ...
Karas B J - - 2013
Undiagnosed maternal congenital heart disease can result in significant risks to both mother and fetus. When maternal symptoms and signs are atypical of preeclampsia, broadening the differential diagnosis and multidisciplinary consultation can lead to improved outcomes. A 24-year-old primiparous woman with a pregnancy complicated by elevated blood pressure and proteinuria ...
Basu J K - - 2013
The Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) Act in South Africa (SA) allows women to request TOP for social reasons. A retrospective record review was done on all (85) women who were admitted with complications arising from TOP over a 1-year period in 2008, at the Charlottee Maxeke Johannesburg Academic (CMJA) Hospital, ...
Cornthwaite K - - 2013
Objectives: To report a case of life-threatening epistaxis in a pregnant patient, describe the links between pregnancy and epistaxis, and discuss the management of such cases. Life-threatening epistaxis in pregnancy is rare, and there are no specific evidence-based guidelines regarding the management of these patients. Case report: A 31-year-old primigravida ...
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