What's new in midwifery - global health - 11th May 2022
Vitamin D3 supplementation during pregnancy and lactation for women living with HIV in Tanzania, a randomised controlled trial.  Item from Nigeria Health Watch abouthow midwifery training in Ethiopia improved the quality of maternal care.  Thanks to the HIFA Forum for that one.  (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - May 11, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - research - 11th May 2022
Librarian intervention or advice (or your own subscription) may be needed to see the full papers for some of these.First, aqualitative evidence synthesis of Black, Asian and minority ethnic women ' s experiences of maternity services in the UK.Then, asystematic review of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors in pregnancy, looking at maternal and perinatal safety and clinical outcomes.  The study looked at tadalafil and sildenafil, the latter of course being Viagra, and these may be used in pregnancy in cases of placental dysfunction, foetal growth restriction, or maternal hypertension.  There is discussion of the S...
Source: Browsing - May 11, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - in the news - 11th May 2022
First, and not so new (apologies)Dame Laura Kenny ' s experiences of ectopic pregnancy and of miscarriage.Then,a Guardian report of a new systematic review of the safety of COVID vaccines for pregnant women, and their effect in relation to stillbirths and preterm births, .  I cannot at the moment find the review on the journal website (the link in the article goes to the journal home page) but I think it is theone indexed in PubMed here. And last of all,one woman ' s experiences of the pain of breastfeeding, and of what professional advice says. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - May 11, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery for International Day of the Midwife
Some things to read on International Day of the Midwife:NHS England report on test for retinoblastoma that can be carried out in utero. Guardian report of the dropping of Maternity Action from a advisory board advising the government on maternity rights in employment.NICE are consulting on areas for improvement in antenatal care - consultation closes on 10th May.A BMJ clinical review on COVID in pregnancyThanks to the Library and Knowledge Service at Rotherham General Hospital for two of those. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - May 5, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Help! I am a law librarian! Part 1 - OSCOLA
For the time being, covering a vacancy, I am a law librarian in addition to the day job.  So, an interim law librarian, or, if you prefer health terminology, a locum.So I am trying to get to grips with a new subject area.   It, like medicine and health (and I suspect everything actually), has its own conventions and resources.   The first thing is....... OSCOLAThis has been the subject of all enquiries so far, being the referencing style used by our Law School (and many others).   I ' ve been asked about referencing US state law, secondary referencing, and referencing websites, ...
Source: Browsing - April 30, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: law librarianship Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - sort of - 30th April 2022
A new article, but historical, hence the rather odd title for this post.An article, in PLoS One, looks at the incidence of breastfeeding in a rural Dutch community in the 19th century, using isotope analysis of the bones of young children from a dairy farming community.  It finds that the incidence of breastfeeding was low.  Other similar communities had higher incidence and it is suggested that it is social factors that led to the low incidence in the community under investigation.  It is suggested that one factor is that the mothers were responsible for looking after the dairy cattle, so were wor...
Source: Browsing - April 30, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Hepatitis of unknown aetiology
Between 1st January and 20th April 2022 there have been 111 cases of acute hepatitis in children, where the " usual " A - E hepatitis viruses have not been detected (figure from the UKHSA Technical Briefing, link below).The cases are predominantly in children under 5.The UKHSA has issueda Technical Briefing, and there is alsoa news page linking to that and with more information, including a list of hepatitis symptoms.There ismention on the NHS (UK) page about hepatitis, which also gives information about symptoms.There isa BMJ news item, with three (at the moment) rapid responses.There are cases in other countries as ...
Source: Browsing - April 26, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: hepatitis Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 21st April 2022
First, aCochrane review on repeat doses of prenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm birth, for improving neonatal outcomes, And a trial of adding financial incentives tobest practices for smoking cessation among pregnant and newly postpartum women, an RCT carried out in Burlington, Vermont, USA.ASpectator article about an email sent from the NHS National Clinical Director for Maternity and Women ' s Health and the Chief Midwifery Officer, to NHS Trusts about the language used about birth in job adverts, that might suggest a bias to one mode of delivery.  A government press release reporting resp...
Source: Browsing - April 21, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott
Perhaps more appropriate to Lent, which is of course now ended, but this is a Bach organ chorale (BWV 721) which I mentioned in an earlier post on Bach.  Lovely, and perhaps simpler to the ear (although not to play, I am sure) than many of his others. It has come to my attention again - the organist at a service I led on Palm Sunday played it, and I think YouTube suggested it too.  The words (set by others in Latin as " Miserere mei " ), are from Psalm 51.  The performance I mentioned in that earlier post is the one by Leo van Doeselaar, recorded for the All of Bach project. &nb...
Source: Browsing - April 18, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Bach music Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - research - 11th April 2022
COVIDAssociation of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy with adverse peripartum outcomes, study carried out in Canada looking at primarily mRNA vaccines given in second and third trimester, comparing with vaccination given after pregnancy or no vaccination given, found no significant association.Retrospective cohort study of association of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination during pregnancy with pregnancy outcomes,  " In this population-based retrospective cohort study that included 157 521 deliveries in Sweden and Norway, SARS-CoV-2 vaccination during pregnancy, compared with no SARS-CoV-2 vaccination during pregnancy, was no...
Source: Browsing - April 11, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - guidelines, audit, news - 11th April 2022
First, Development of knowledge and techniques in gynaecology gained from enslaved women, (British Journal of Midwifery).AuditHQIP have a newMaternity and newborn newsletter.National Neonatal Audit Programme, annual report on 2020 dataRecommendations and guidelinesWHO recommendations on material and newborn care for a positive postnatal experience, a 2022 update of their 2014 guidelines.  Read about it here, with a link to the recommendations themselves.  Thanks to the Library and Knowledge Service at Rotherham General Hospital, South Yorkshire, for this.Press release on publication of NICE Quality...
Source: Browsing - April 11, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Is this peer reviewed?
The student group who have to justify their choice of database (see separate post " Why use that database? " for discussion of that) also have to choose a peer reviewed paper to appraise.How do you know?Here are some ideas.Cinahl has a limit for " peer reviewed journals " .   PubMed does not.   But I think a peer reviewed journal (like the BMJ) might publish pieces that are not peer reviewed (like editorials or letters).Perhaps you can assume that research, review and systematic review articles in a peer reviewed journal have been peer reviewed.  But I think you would need to check the journal...
Source: Browsing - April 8, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: EBP Source Type: blogs

Why use that database?
A module done by some of our students in nursing and midwifery involves an assignment, in which students need to find a peer reviewed paper to critically appraise.One thing students have to do is choose a peer reviewed paper - see separate post " Is this peer reviewed? " for a discussion of that.Another thing is to explain and justify their choice of databases.Is " the librarian told me about it " or " we covered it in a library class " a good enough reason?   In the spirit of evidence based practice, where expert opinion (and I flatter myself) is at the base of the pyramid, I think it is not.So, how to choo...
Source: Browsing - April 8, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: EBP literature searching Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - NICE consultation - 30th March 2022
NICE are consulting on placental growth factor testing to help diagnose suspected preterm pre-eclampsia, an update of Diagnostic Guideline DG23.  You can see the consultation at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-dg10040/consultation/html-content, and closing date for comments is 19th April 2022.Thanks to the Latest Health News updates from the Library at Rotherham General Hospital, for that one. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - March 30, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - research - 30th March 2022
And some research, lots of it from theMcMaster Evidence Alerts, which flag up things practitioners have identified as being useful or important.I think librarian intervention (or a subscription or payment) will be needed for all these except where I have indicated they are open access.First, aRCT from Denmark to investigate if the rebozo intervention (a birthing shawl) performed by the pregnant woman and her partner before external cephalic version increases the rate of cephalic presentations at birth.Then, areport of the Oneplus trial in Sweden, looking at whether having two midwives present in the second stage of labour ...
Source: Browsing - March 30, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs