Reproduction, Fear of Childbirth and Obstetric Outcomes in Women Treated for Fear of Childbirth in Their First Pregnancy: A Historical Cohort

This study aimed to compare the long-term reproductive and obstetric outcomes in women treated for FOC during their first pregnancy with women who did not experience FOC with their first pregnancy.
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Mother, Fetus, Neonate Source Type: research

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Shaloo Garg, Archana Singh, Mukesh Kalita, Ayesha Zafar Siddiqui, Mukul Chandra KapoorJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):44-47 A pregnant patient presented with fever and desaturation, without breathlessness. She was suspected to have COVID-19 but SARS-CoV-2 was negative. She developed fetal distress and underwent an uneventful Cesarean section. Postoperatively, she developed respiratory distress and needed mechanical ventilation support. The clinical features suggested COVID-19 infection and antiviral treatment were empirically initiated. Repeat SARS-CoV-2 was negative. Echocardiography, computed...
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AbstractIntroductionObstetricians routinely use biochemical parameters from non ‐pregnant women to assess the condition of the laboring mother. However, it is well known that pregnancy leads to significant physiological changes in most organ systems. The aim of this study was to determine normal values for maternal arterial blood gases during vaginal deliveries as compared to control values from planned cesarean sections. We also wanted to elucidate the effect of various maternal characteristics, mode of delivery and obstetric interventions on blood gas values.Material and methodsWe carried out a randomly selected, prosp...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions: In vivo exposure to remifentanil exerts a beneficial effect against excitotoxicity on the developing mouse brain, which is associated with a reduction in the size of ibotenate-induced brain lesion as well as prevention of some behavioral deficits in young mice. The long-term effect of neonatal exposure to remifentanil should be investigated. Introduction The potential neurotoxicity of anesthetics in the perinatal period prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release a drug safety communication warning in 2016 that stated, “repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetics or sedation ...
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AbstractBackgroundAlthough delayed umbilical cord clamping has been shown to have significant benefits for both term and preterm infants, currently, data on its impact on blood gas analysis have been scant and conflicting.MethodsIn a retrospective review, we compared the demographic characteristics and blood gas parameters of 114 delayed cord clamping (DCC —births between 45 and 90 s in length; 109 being for 60 s) versus 407 early cord clamping births (ECC—immediately after delivery) collected over a 1-year period. Intrapartum care and timing of cord clamping for individual cases were performed at the...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
(Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2018;62:293–303) S100β is a sensitive and reliable biomarker that can be used to detect brain damage and hypoxia and ischemia in the fetuses of pregnant patients. In fact, previous studies have demonstrated S100β as a sensitive marker for fetal brain apoptosis, particularly when the fetal brain is exposed to a high concentration of general anesthetic (GA). Although S100β has been well studied in animal models, its effectiveness in human subjects is yet to be confirmed. In the present study, the authors compared the ratio of S100β from umbilical artery to umbilical vein (...
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Anesthesia and Analgesia: General Anesthesia Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the association between maternal super obesity and ICU admission in women who delivered by CS or vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC).
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Mechanisms, Equipment, Hazards 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...
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(Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2016;95(10):1153–1161) While previous studies have reported increased risks of adverse events in pregnancies following kidney transplantation, the authors of this study noted design flaws and a need for validation. These adverse events, including cesarean section, gestational diabetes, preterm delivery and preeclampsia, are of particular concern because they may be associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury. Previous work on this subject mostly consists of case reports with small sample sizes or single-center studies, and the few studies conducted using national registries h...
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Epidemiologic Reports Surveys Source Type: research
Kiranpreet Kaur, Mamta Bhardwaj, Prashant Kumar, Suresh Singhal, Tarandeep Singh, Sarla HoodaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2016 32(2):153-159Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is one of the catastrophic complications of pregnancy in which amniotic fluid, fetal cells, hair, or other debris enters into the maternal pulmonary circulation, causing cardiovascular collapse. Etiology largely remains unknown, but may occur in healthy women during labour, during cesarean section, after abnormal vaginal delivery, or during the second trimester of pregnancy. It may also occur up to 48 hours post-delivery. It can also oc...
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Conclusion Although this is only a single case but being the first to our knowledge, the good results highlight the point that both surgical management and maintenance of pregnancy during second trimester complicated by Pott’s paraplegia are possible, involving a multi-disciplinary team approach for optimal maternal and fetal outcome.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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