Kenya: How 'Kangaroo Dads' Are Breaking Tradition and Saving Pre-Term Babies

[RFI] In western Kenya, as in other parts of the Africa, childcare is usually the responsibility of the mother; tradition and culture have relegated fathers to a back seat. This is gradually changing thanks to a health initiative known as Kangaroo care, which gets fathers helping mothers save the lives of their premature babies.
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Women Health. 2021 Sep 22:1-8. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2021.1981517. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAnakinra, which is an Interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor antagonist with the advancing disease process, has started to be considered as an alternative treatment for Covid-19 patients with cytokine storms. We evaluated the effect of corticosteroids and IL-1 receptor blockage with anakinra on pregnant patients with Covid-19 at high risk for respiratory distress, ongoing fever, deterioration in their general condition and consequently maternal and fetal complications. Fourteen pregnant women who received anakinra (median dosage: 400 mg...
Source: Women and Health - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This is the largest relevant series and longest follow-up to date. Adverse outcomes were likely incidental because the mothers' medical histories revealed alternative aetiologies. There was no definite evidence of fetal morbidity or mortality after HBOT in this study. HBOT may improve long-term fetal outcomes after in-utero CO poisoning without complications.PMID:34547775 | DOI:10.28920/dhm51.3.248-255
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Persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and HPV 18 infections during a pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of premature birth.Medscape Medical News
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Clin Mol Hepatol. 2021 Sep 17. doi: 10.3350/cmh.2021.0205. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND AIMS: Maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant patients with NAFLD have been largely unexplored. To determine the level of evidence associated with both maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant women with NAFLD.METHOD: We conducted a comprehensive literature search. The studies included pregnant patients with a previous, current or subsequent diagnosis of NAFLD. We used a random-effects model using odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI).RESULTS: Twenty two studies, with 13641 female NAFLD patients were reviewe...
Source: Clinical and molecular hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Clin Mol Hepatol. 2021 Sep 17. doi: 10.3350/cmh.2021.0205. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND AIMS: Maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant patients with NAFLD have been largely unexplored. To determine the level of evidence associated with both maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant women with NAFLD.METHOD: We conducted a comprehensive literature search. The studies included pregnant patients with a previous, current or subsequent diagnosis of NAFLD. We used a random-effects model using odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI).RESULTS: Twenty two studies, with 13641 female NAFLD patients were reviewe...
Source: Clinical and molecular hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Clin Mol Hepatol. 2021 Sep 17. doi: 10.3350/cmh.2021.0205. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND AIMS: Maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant patients with NAFLD have been largely unexplored. To determine the level of evidence associated with both maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant women with NAFLD.METHOD: We conducted a comprehensive literature search. The studies included pregnant patients with a previous, current or subsequent diagnosis of NAFLD. We used a random-effects model using odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI).RESULTS: Twenty two studies, with 13641 female NAFLD patients were reviewe...
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A study of 900 pregnant women has found that those infected with human papillomavirus were almost four times more likely to give birth prematurely
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Researchers at the University of Montreal found a 'significant' link between women infected with certain types of HPV during pregnancy and a 3.7 times higher risk of giving birth early.
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This study aimed to analyze the composition of the vaginal microbiota of pregnant women with AV using microbial community analysis and identify the causative organism using each criterion of the AV scoring system. Also, we compared the quantification of aerobic bacteria using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and their relative abundances (RA) using metagenomics. This prospective case–control study included 228 pregnant Korean women from our previous study. A wet mount test was conducted on 159 women to diagnose AV using the AV scoring system. Vaginal samples were analyzed using metagenomics, Gram stainin...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In conclusion, prenatal care provided by obstetric nurses and midwives was superior to that provided by medical obstetricians for the prevention of premature birth, besides resulting in cost savings.PMID:34495091 | DOI:10.1590/0102-311X00076320
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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