Can antenatal classes reduce the rate of cesarean section in southern Italy?

CONCLUSION: Our paper shows moderate efficacy of antenatal classes, which reduced the occurrence of cesarean section by about 10%. However, the cesarean section rate remained high. As it is possible that different classes have a different level of efficacy, a further study on a standardized model of an antenatal classes is in progress, to assess its efficacy in term of cesarean section reduction, with the purpose of its widespread implementation to the whole region. PMID: 27686842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Women Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus. Expectant women run a higher risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from the coronavirus, including perhaps miscarriages and stillbirths. But their vaccination rates are low, with only about 23% having received at least one dose, according to CDC data. “The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly trans...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
BJOG. 2021 Jul 29. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16852. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of maternal group B streptococcal (GBS) infection in England DESIGN: Population surveillance augmented through data linkage.SETTING: England POPULATION: All pregnant women accessing the National Health Service (NHS) in England METHODS: Invasive GBS (iGBS) infections during pregnancy or within six weeks of childbirth were identified by linking Public Health England (PHE) national microbiology surveillance data for 2014 to NHS hospital admission records. Capsular serotypes of GBS were determined by reference labo...
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion C1-inhibitor concentrate could be useful to prevent angioedema attacks during and after delivery.Resumo Objetivo Verificar a efic ácia da profilaxia de curto prazo para o parto vaginal ou cesáreo com inibidor de C1 derivado de plasma concentrado em mulheres grávidas. Eles devem ter angioedema hereditário e inibidor normal de C1 no plasma. Métodos Relato de caso de gestantes diagnosticadas com angioedema hereditário com inibidor de C1 normal que foram tratadas com inibidor intravenoso de concentrado de C1 para profilaxia de ataques de angioedema quando hospitalizadas para...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
A 33-year-old previously healthy white woman (gravida 1, para 1) who recently delivered a healthy baby girl via elective cesarean section experienced acute shortness of breath approximately 6 hours after delivery. Her pregnancy was complicated by development of preeclampsia without severe features at 32 weeks. Because of her preeclampsia, she underwent elective cesarean section at 37 weeks ’ gestation. She received routine prenatal care and was up-to-date on all vaccinations and screenings. Her medical history, social history, and family history were unremarkable.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Residents ’ clinic Source Type: research
In the United States and other developed countries, we have seen a shift over the past several decades in the types of illness people struggle with. Public health campaigns around vaccination, sanitation, and judicious use of antibiotics have largely eradicated many infectious illnesses. As the nature of disease has shifted to inflammatory conditions, we’ve seen a striking increase in allergy and autoimmune conditions such as diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis. The microbiome — the varied and teeming colonies of gut bacteria inside of us — may be helping ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Digestive Disorders Family Planning and Pregnancy Inflammation Probiotics Source Type: blogs
Bianca Cox1†, Maria Tsamou1†, Karen Vrijens1, Kristof Y. Neven1, Ellen Winckelmans1, Theo M. de Kok2, Michelle Plusquin1 and Tim S. Nawrot1,3* 1Center for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium 2Department of Toxicogenomics, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands 3Department of Public Health, Environment and Health Unit, Leuven University (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium Maternal body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy is known to affect both fetal growth and later-life health of the newborn, yet the implicated molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. As the master reg...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewVertical transmission accounts for almost half of the chronic hepatitis B infections worldwide. Therefore, management of HBV in pregnancy presents a unique opportunity for intervention, so that vertical transmission and overall HBV could be reduced. There is limited data on outcomes of acute HBV. There were several observational and prospective studies on effects of chronic HBV during pregnancy, modes of mother to child transmission (MTCT), role of obstetric interventions, indications for antiviral therapy during pregnancy which demonstrated variable findings. Our purpose is to summarize and update...
Source: Current Hepatitis Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Introduction Following the initial outbreak of A/H1N1pdm09 in 2009-10, periodic resurgences of the pandemic influenza virus have been reported from India with variable morbidity and mortality. 1, 2 We have earlier reported a recrudescence of A/H1N1pdm09 in 2012-13 in Kashmir region of the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir where influenza is an important cause of acute respiratory infections during the winter months. 3, 4 During the initial months of 2015, an unusual increase in influenza A/H1N1pdm09 activity was observed thoughout India with more than 39000 cases and about 3000 deaths. 5 While the activity was us...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the moment you have all been waiting for – the day that the winners of the Medgadget Medical Sci-Fi Competition are announced and their fantastic stories are published! First, we would like to thank Eko Devices, th...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
Table of Contents A1 Pirfenidone inhibits TGF-b1-induced extracellular matrix production in nasal polyp-derived fibroblasts Jae-Min Shin, Heung-Man Lee, Il-Ho Park A2 The efficacy of a 2-week course of oral steroid in the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria refractory to antihistamines Hyun-Sun Yoon, Gyeong Yul Park A3 The altered distribution of follicular t helper cells may predict a more pronounced clinical course of primary sjögren’s syndrome Margit Zeher A4 Betamethasone suppresses Th2 cell development induced by langerhans cell li...
Source: World Allergy Organization Journal - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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