'Skin-on-skin' cuddle straight after a C-section puts both mother and baby at risk

If babies grab or suckle on electrical equipment called electrodes, it could set off heart monitor alarms that medics may mistake for a life-threatening problem in the mother, a doctor in Spain has warned.
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Publication date: Available online 12 August 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Daisuke Sunohara, Hirohiko Motoki, Tatsuya Saigusa, Soichiro Ebisawa, Ayako Okada, Hirofumi Ando, Midori Sato, Koichiro KuwaharaAbstractAcute lymphocytic myocarditis in pregnancy is rare, with no established management guidelines to date. A 40-year-old woman at 34 weeks of gestation complained of shortness of breath upon exertion. An electrocardiogram revealed broad ST elevation, and echocardiography showed diffuse impairment of left ventricular contractility. The patient was immediately transferred to our hospital for suspected ...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Rationale: Pain management is an essential part of good obstetrical care. The rapid onset of pain relief after combined spinal-epidural (CSE) analgesia may cause a transient imbalance in maternal catecholamine level, leading to uterine hyperactivity and fetal heart rate (FHR) abnormalities. How to manage the uterine basal tone and FHR abnormalities after labor analgesia still remains controversial. Patient concerns: A 33-year-old nulliparous woman at 40+5 weeks’ gestation underwent induction of labor after premature rupture of membranes. CSE analgesia was provided when the patient described her pain as the top o...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
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Publication date: Available online 26 February 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Toru Miyoshi, Hideo Kawakami, Reiko Hori, Kazuo Nakanishi, Takehisa Kusumoto, Yusuke Kono, Shinsuke Kido, Akira Oshita, Hiroshi MatsuokaAbstractA 39-year-old woman developed a pulmonary embolism at 28 weeks of gestation, after a 4-week period of bedrest, and required emergencycesarean section due to a decrease in fetal heart rate. Pulseless electrical activity (PEA) developed after intravenous anesthesia. The fetus was delivered 5 min after PEA onset, during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of the mother. Intravenous...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Discussion Infant size at birth is determined mainly by genetics, but also pregnancy and environmental factors. Large for gestational age (LGA) is defined as a mean weight> 2 standard deviations above the weight for gestational age or above the 90th percentile on growth charts (or ~4000 g on WHO growth charts). Macrosomia is a term used for a term infant who is> 4000g. Risk factors for LGA infants includes: Male infant Maternal Genetic disposition Hispanic ethnicity Diabetic Multiparity or grand parity Obesity History of previous LGA infant Prenatal ultrasound is very helpful for antenatal management. First tri...
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AbstractPurposeTo assess whether there is an association between predicted fetal macrosomia and adverse outcomes in macrosomic newborns (>  4000 g), based on a sonographic evaluation up to 2 weeks prior to delivery.MethodsA retrospective cohort study of 3098 mothers of macrosomic babies who were delivered at our institution (2000 –2015). We compared the management and outcomes of women with predicted fetal macrosomia with that of women with unknown fetal macrosomia. The primary outcomes were cesarean section (CS) rate and postpartum hemorrhage. Secondary outcomes were composite maternal and neonat...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion: Sirenomelia is a lethal condition in the perinatal period. Early antenatal diagnosis is very important. Voluntary selective termination of sirenomelia 1 in twin pregnancy may be advised. Expecting parents should be counseled by the multidisciplinary team about the management and prognosis of the sirenomelia.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Ramaya Wilkinson, from Doncaster, was born at just 28 weeks via an emergency C-section after she stopped moving in her 30-year-old mother Emma Burns' womb. She had several holes in her heart.
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When Delfina Mota's blood pressure dropped and doctors couldn't find her baby's heart beat while she was in labor, the team at the California hospital cut her open without anesthesia, her suit claims.
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Conclusion: Ten-degree head-up tilt position during conduction and maintenance of spinal anesthesia for cesarean section reduced incidence of hypotension and ephedrine consumption without any adverse effect in both parturient and newly-born babies. PMID: 29952519 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
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