Accuracy of Blood Transfusion Records in a Population-based Perinatal Data Registry

Conclusion: Blood transfusion was documented with reasonable sensitivity in this large population perinatal database. However, validity varied according to risk factor status. Our findings enable researchers to better account for outcome misclassification in studies of obstetrical transfusion risk factors.
Source: Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Women’s Health Source Type: research

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Authors: Ibrahim ZM, Sayed Ahmed WA, Abd El-Hamid EM, Taha OT, Elbahie AM Abstract Objective: Assess the efficacy and safety of carbetocin, versus oxytocin in the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in hypertensive women.Study design: A randomized clinical trial.Setting: Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Suez Canal University Hospital.Patients: One hundred and sixty hypertensive pregnant women who underwent CS.Interventions: Patients were randomized to receive either 10 IU oxytocin or 100 μg carbetocin. Primary outcomes included estimated blood loss, blood transfusion, hemoglobin (HB), and hematocrit ...
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo determine whether there is an association between term cesarean breech delivery in the first pregnancy and maternal and neonatal morbidities in the subsequent pregnancy and delivery.MethodsWe conducted a retrospective, nationwide Finnish population-based cohort study, including all deliveries from January 2000 to December 2017. We included all women with the first two consecutive singleton deliveries of which the first one was a breech delivery regardless of mode of delivery (n = 11,953), and constructed a data set in which the first two deliveries for these women were connected. The outcome...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion: Advanced maternal age, multiparity, and previous histories of caesarean section were significantly associated risk factors of placenta praevia. Adverse maternal outcomes associated with placenta praevia were postpartum anemia and the need for blood transfusion. Neonates born from placenta praevia women were also at risk of being born preterm, intrauterine growth restriction, and respiratory distress syndrome. PMID: 32395343 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Bolus human albumin 5% was not superior to bolus ringer acetate in maintaining systemic or mesenteric oxygen delivery in elective major upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, despite the administration of larger volumes of trial fluid in the ringer acetate group. No significant difference was seen in fluid-related complications or LOS. TRIAL REGISTRATION Identifier: 2013-002217-36.
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Haemodynamics Source Type: research
This report describes a healthy 28-year-old woman who developed AFE during a cesarean section. Because of a previous cesarean section, the patient underwent an elective cesarean section, under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia, at 38 weeks of pregnancy. She began coughing 5 minutes after delivery of the fetus, subsequently becoming unconscious and developing glossoptosis and bradycardia. Her blood pressure decreased to 76/43 mmHg, and AFE was suspected. Her uterus was atonic, and she experienced persistent noncoagulant bleeding, with a final blood loss of 6300 ml. Considerable blood transfusion was required. The patient ...
Source: Journal of Medical Investigation - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Invest Source Type: research
By Maksuma Akter, Midwife in Bangladesh I have been a midwife in these camps for the last two years. Photo courtesy of Maksuma Akter.May 07, 2020Within a seven-block area live over 20,000 people. Most live in sheds, and some families are seven to a single room. Children don’t run free in the streets—they are confined to small areas.These are refugees, living in Rohingya refugee camps.They have fled their country to escape persecution. But most of them left lives of possession to find themselves inside a fence with nothing but the clothes on their backs and their families. They are anxious, depressed, and su...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health International Day of the Midwife Nursing Midwifery 2020 Midwives Source Type: news
Rationale: Klippel–Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS) is a congenital vascular disease characterized by cutaneous hemangiomas, venous varicosities, and limb hypertrophy. Although extremely rare in pregnant women, the present vascular alterations may be aggravated, consequent to postural and hormonal changes inherent to the pregnancy. Pregnancy is not advised in KTS women due to increased obstetrical risk. Patient concerns: A 31-year-old pregnancy woman presented with prominent vascularity in pelvis, right lower limb, spleen, and liver at 28 weeks of gestation. We started administration of anticoagulant therapy and obstetr...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The study observed a high prevalence of various hepatitis B viral markers among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Specialist Hospital Sokoto. There is need for routine screening of all pregnant women and infants born to hepatitis B positive mothers. Government and non-governmental organizations should intensify efforts to enlighten the general population on the public health importance of the disease and the importance of hepatitis screening. There is also need for the development of a treatment protocol for the management of pregnant women positive for hepatitis B to prevent mother to child transmissi...
Source: Human Antibodies - Category: Biochemistry Tags: Hum Antibodies Source Type: research
Conclusion Nulliparity and presence of pregnancy complications are pertinent to triplet outcomes. This study provides valuable information for anticipatory guidance and preconception counseling to patients considering artificial reproductive technology. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Pregnancies in women with sickle cell disease (SCD) are associated with a higher risk of sickle and pregnancy complications. Limited options exist for treating SCD during pregnancy. Serial prophylactic exchang...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
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